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By stroebel83
Saw these at target today. Supposedly the tickets are in with the figure. A little research on my part tells me these figures have been sitting here for about two weeks and they just added the stickers? The stickers are on all Legends and comic packs, but if you look at the rancor keeper you will see the damage on the box from where he was torn from his BOGO package in December. So is this real or is this a shameless ploy to clear shelves?
By stroebel83
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By YAK_Jayson
I'll repeat my post here from the Yakface Facebook page:

Buyer beware. Hasbro store reps have been seen putting these stickers on old product that would have been on shelves well before this promo was announced. There would be ZERO chance you could win by purchasing that product. Pretty shady if those reports are true.
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By Paulskywalker
YAK_Jayson wrote:I'll repeat my post here from the Yakface Facebook page:

Buyer beware. Hasbro store reps have been seen putting these stickers on old product that would have been on shelves well before this promo was announced. There would be ZERO chance you could win by purchasing that product. Pretty shady if those reports are true.

That is serious and i think should be brought up in a Q&A personally.
Yeah, from what I can see Hasbro has some serious explaining to do - these are all over the Legacy figures, Comic Packs, Battle Packs and Mid Sized Vehicles as Wal-Marts and Targets in my area all of a sudden... I saw a kid, maybe 10 years old today showing it to his mom at Target. He was clearly excited and was trying to explain to her what a Star Wars Celebration was... I had to break the news to them that chances are those are being put on the figures by Hasbro reps on OLDER product... she asked me how I knew this, and I told her that there was a suspicion around Star Wars fan sites on the web and explained it the best I could. They were still looking at figures when I walked away.

it is pretty pathetic on their part especially because you would be able to see the tickets just like the clone cash??? Isn't this false advertising??
The only way this could make honest sense would be if the sticker were somehow the game piece, and only IF that piece could only be played after buying the item and getting the win message revealed from the inside, or else everyone would just peel them off from the outside in the store. It doesn't seem likely that this is properly designed.

Plus, the contest rules state that the marked packages would have a separate insert inside the product signaling the win (like a Willy Wonka-style golden ticket). There's NO WAY that such a thing could be insterted into those ancient, beat-up figures that people have seen employees sticking these contest flag stickers onto.

This is sad, and Hasbro really needs to be held responsible. It's straight-up fraud, and the proper authorities should be notified.
I saw these also today and noticed that the stickers were wrinkled!! Almost like they were rushed to be put on. Wish I would have took a picture. We should all purchased one Junk figure so we have means for a class action lawsuit against this BS. I for one am not for crap lawsuits but this is just wrong what they are doing. First the scalpers and the EU wave now this, I have about had it.
jaydsaber wrote:I haven't seen one yet but i hope it is like the contests where you have to register and put in some sort of code that is on the sticker. I will have to check them out tomorrow.

The contest rules say that there is a pre-packaged winning message in the winning items. It's not code-based. Any code on these would be visible through the bubbles on basic figures.

Hasbro has some explaining to do.
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Looking forward to seeing Hasbro's denial in how they didn't know their reps were putting these on products that have been on the shelves for a while, or that there was a communication error... either way, it will most likely be the same as usual - looking over their shoulders rather than in the mirror.

The odds of winning (1:28,000) implies that there are 280,000 of these stickers that were produced. If the contest were honest, that'd have meant that 280,000 pieces of newly shipped product would have to move to stores between now and 7/31.

We know that ain't happening. And of course, we already know that many stickers have been applied to old product already on shelves, with ZERO chance of containing a winning insert.

So, instead of just grousing here, how do we actually officially call shenanigans on this? Who contacts who?

And just to be courteous first, is there a Q & A coming up very soon in which this can be brought up for official comment by the 'sbro?
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