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Old August 29 2012, 02:30 AM   #1231
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

^Awesome.
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Old August 29 2012, 03:44 AM   #1232
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That's an amazing looking Hulk. I don't think I've ever seen that one before, and certainly not in any of my local stores. He must be a great seller.
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Old August 29 2012, 05:27 AM   #1233
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He, along with Hawkeye and Loki have been shortpacked. From what I gather, with the Wal-Marts all doing their resets, the 6" Avenger figures are one of the mandated items to carry even for the small crappy stores. This also means that the ones that didn't carry them before the resets are getting the newer cases with more Hulks, Hawkeyes, and Lokis. That's good for us.
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Old August 29 2012, 05:41 AM   #1234
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

The recent answer from the Hasbro reps at Celebration VI regarding case assortments of the harder to find, rare waves most people had trouble tracking down:

Will any 2010-12 Vintage figures---especially some of the harder to find ones like Ponda Baba or the Hoth Rebel Soldier---see repack and rerelease in Droid Factory/Legacy? We know TVC is done for the time being, but could we see some of the more badly distributed Vintage molds get reissued in Droid Factory packaging as sort of a kiss-and-make-up for how poorly their original run was handled?

This is a great question. And it has a disheartening answer. From Hasbro's standpoint, wave 7 of The Vintage Collection was the hardest for most collectors to locate. It was their goal to get this wave out again in its entirety whatever ways possible. In order to make this happen, Hasbro released cases with wave 7 carry-forward figures all together in a case assortment and then individual carry-forward in various case assortments. The Ponda Baba wave (wave 9) was produced in similar numbers to the rest of the line. The problem is that it suffered from distribution problems. Hasbro has a warehouse full of The Vintage Collection and this wave is part of this overstock. This wave (wave 9) has already hit Canada is discount chains and we are working with various American discount chains to get the rest of our stock out there.
In other words, lurk around your local TJ Maxx or Marshalls and forget places like Walmart.
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Old August 29 2012, 05:46 AM   #1235
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So, basically what I do already?
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Old August 29 2012, 05:49 AM   #1236
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Zing.

Well, basically...yeah.
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Old August 29 2012, 05:52 AM   #1237
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Though, actually in the case of Wave 9, I'm good. I managed to find both Ponda Baba and Bastilla. I guess I was just lucky. The ones I would really like to gets my hands on are Nom Anor and Evezan.
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Old August 29 2012, 05:56 AM   #1238
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

^
Yeah. You were. With that wave, 99% of finding it was just pure, stupid luck.

On another note, look at what just hit retail shelves in Hong Kong. This is going to be a Target exclusive here in the States and was announced as a December/Christmas release, but if East Asian stores are now getting them the U.S. debut could be a lot sooner than we were originally told. Start keeping your eyes peeled just in case.

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Old August 29 2012, 05:58 AM   #1239
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Funny how some of my luckiest finds this past year have been at the Wal-Mart that I generally consider to be the "crap" one. Hulk today, Hawkeye a few weeks ago, Bastilla and Ponda several months ago. Maybe this one has turned around.
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Old August 29 2012, 12:50 PM   #1240
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This summer Kmarts have been the place to go for a lot of collectors...for some oddball reasons nobody quite knows. The latest waves of Vintage(Evazan, Tarkin, Jar Jar) have actually shown up in somewhat respectable numbers at many Kmarts across the country in addition to the store-exclusive AT-ST Scout Walker in an awesome and popular Vintage Collection box. Heck, there've even been $15 and even $10 Vintage Collection B-Wing Fighters on markdown!

Most Walmarts around here are deader than a dodo. Most of the action is at TRU and Kmart, which is almost a complete reversal from previous years when Wally World and Target were the hot spots for new figures and exclusives.
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Old August 30 2012, 12:01 AM   #1241
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The "lost line" wave showed up at TRU. Grabbed Vader and Leia. Coolness.
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Old August 30 2012, 03:49 AM   #1242
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Oh man...this thread made me smile.


I need to take pictures of my stuff.


I have wrestling figures, Batman figures, Jessica Rabbit, Jimmy Page, Roddy Piper, Chun Li, Mai Shiranui, Sailor Jupiter, Sailor Saturn, X-Men figures....enough stuff to have to take a few pics of because they wont all fit in one /proud
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Old August 30 2012, 04:04 AM   #1243
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Do it! We all love seeing each other's stuff.
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Yep, take some pics...we'd love to see your collection! And congrats on finding the new Lost Line wave, OdoWan. You picked two of the three best out of that one. Did they have the others?
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Old August 30 2012, 05:24 AM   #1245
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They had all but the Sandtrooper. Not surprising, since that's the army builder. I'm strictly OT and EU these days, though. No real desire for Jar-Jar or another Clone trooper.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe this is the first time we've ever gotten a ROTJ Vader with the severed hand. It's a nice touch, and automatically makes this better than the POTJ Emperor's Wrath Vader (which I always thought was a great figure.)
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