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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

-that Landspeeder!

-that Taun Taun

- all of those individually packed figures Vintage figures

... will be acquired, can not say ok to any of those multiple packs yet, but they do not look all too bad.

those deleted scenes are drving me nuts! I want them now! That calamari is awesome and that Luke, oh that Luke! Ahhh If there is anyway to gt my hands on any of these early please keep me posted!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow Shocked , I haven't been on here in awhile!

I was curious about the Luke Skywalker's TaunTaun... When are the TaunTauns supposed to hit the shelves???

I thought it said "on shelf" August.....?....
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ewok_village wrote:
I was curious about the Luke Skywalker's TaunTaun... When are the TaunTauns supposed to hit the shelves???

I thought it said "on shelf" August.....?....


Hasbro will use estimates to determine the street date for their products, but they don't have complete control. When I see those dates, I usually add some time. So, for the Taun Taun, I would guess that it will be August + 2 months.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, after years of getting really clean vehicles, why has Hasbro decided to put weathering on the landspeeder?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KitFisto wrote:
Hasbro will use estimates to determine the street date for their products, but they don't have complete control. When I see those dates, I usually add some time. So, for the Taun Taun, I would guess that it will be August + 2 months.
They're really not street dates per se; that's a term with a pretty specific meaning. They're strictly estimates. When they appear in stores is based entirely on when Target takes possession, gets them across the Pacific, and moves them from the DCs into the individual retail stores. When Hasbro said August, that just meant they were expecting Target to have them available shortly after their fall resets.

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So, after years of getting really clean vehicles, why has Hasbro decided to put weathering on the landspeeder?
Because it looks awesome?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caped Crusader wrote:
They're really not street dates per se; that's a term with a pretty specific meaning. They're strictly estimates.


Quite right. I should have written it this way: "Hasbro will use estimates to determine the availablity of their products..."

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Because it looks awesome?


That it does. But it would have looked equally awesome on a lot of earlier releases which lacked such weathering. I am just curious as to why they have changed their approach policy now.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Kit and Caped Crusader!

I get to wait another 2 months Confused

I am already frustrated with what I have been seeing at my local Target - the pegs are stocked ENTIRELY with the first wave of the Vintage Collection: Leia, Dengar, 4-Lom, you name it (I am not including the few traces of Clone Troopers and Sandtroopers here and there)

Oh well, more time to save up for the holiday season shopping Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KitFisto wrote:
That it does. But it would have looked equally awesome on a lot of earlier releases which lacked such weathering. I am just curious as to why they have changed their approach policy now.
Well, remember that Hasbro shuffled their brand managers around for this year, and I believe Derryl DePriest is now over both STAR WARS and G.I. JOE. Since the STAR WARS team is under new (or at least reorganized) management, I'm sure he and Michelino Praolino will want to freshen things up a bit. We'll likely see more differences over the next couple of years.

Any vehicle used on Tatooine, on Dagobah, or in the Clone Wars shouldn't look like it just rolled off the assembly line. I love vehicles that look like they've seen action. In fact, I think the silver on the front and sides of the landspeeder should look more like the silver there at the back, but Hasbro isn't always keen on that kind of paint wash.

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I get to wait another 2 months Confused
I'd expect them in 2011, but I wouldn't get my hopes up for anything more specific than that. If Target has already taken possession, though, it's likely only a matter of weeks before they'll show up in stores.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wave 1.5 is eating me up... still! Calamari! Luke! Lando! Leia! Can not wait for these figures!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ridge913 wrote:
wave 1.5 is eating me up... still! Calamari! Luke! Lando! Leia! Can not wait for these figures!


My guess is we'll see that wave sometime around March or April.
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