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2012 Multi-Pack: Pod Racer Pilots (TRU Exclusive)

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Re: 2012 Multi-Pack: Pod Racer Pilots (TRU Exclusive)

Postby YAK_Chewie » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:52 pm

Nope - I'm 99% sure they didn't get them in yet. My stores were also late on getting in the TFU/Republic Commando sets a few months ago.

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Re: 2012 Multi-Pack: Pod Racer Pilots (TRU Exclusive)

Postby DarthEddie » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:01 pm

Stay eagle-eyed about those Podracers. The set is definitely worth getting when you finally see it.

A bunch of slightly-tweaked repacks or not, this is one helluva neat multipack. Well worth the price per figure. :wink:
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Re: 2012 Multi-Pack: Pod Racer Pilots (TRU Exclusive)

Postby YAK_Chewie » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:05 am

I'm agreeing a lot more with the value when they are on sale! :mrgreen:

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Re: 2012 Multi-Pack: Pod Racer Pilots (TRU Exclusive)

Postby DarthEddie » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:21 am

Five podrace aliens for $21.59? It's a no-brainer even a corpse would agree with. :lol:
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Re: 2012 Multi-Pack: Pod Racer Pilots (TRU Exclusive)

Postby YAK_Chewie » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:03 pm

Well, after opening Mawhonic, and looking at his flag, I decided that I'm not going to get the Podracer pilot pack unless my son goes bonkers for these guys and then I could get a set for him and save it for his birthday.

I've already got the aliens from years past, and think the flags are okay, but not enough to put this over the top for me. If the flags were fabric, then I'd be in. But the Mawhonic one just doesn't win me over with the material they used.

Really, $20 or $30 being spent on this isn't a wise way to spend my money if it's figures that I already have and don't like the flags. That money is better spent on formula for my 5-month old daughter, or pull-ups for my 4-year old son. Having a second kid is really starting to make me cut back on things that I don't feel I need to fork over more money for. It would pretty much be nothing more than a repeat purchase, and having flags that I don't even like... no thanks Hasbro.

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Re: 2012 Multi-Pack: Pod Racer Pilots (TRU Exclusive)

Postby DarthEddie » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:03 pm

That's understandable, man. If I had a wife and kids I might feel the exact same way about getting some Hasbro items. On the bright side, at least you found Mawhonic. His race flag might not live up to expectations, but the figure himself looks magnificent...even if he's tiny. I'm looking forward to seeing him in the next 24 hours.
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Re: 2012 Multi-Pack: Pod Racer Pilots (TRU Exclusive)

Postby Grimace » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:20 pm

I got this but I don't plan to ever open it
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Re: 2012 Multi-Pack: Pod Racer Pilots (TRU Exclusive)

Postby DarthEddie » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:21 pm

My Toys 'R' Us put more Podracer sets out earlier today. Eight more on a new endcap, six on the shelf in the STAR WARS action figure aisle and six more on the big Episode I display at the front of the store.
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Re: 2012 Multi-Pack: Pod Racer Pilots (TRU Exclusive)

Postby AaylaSecurasMan » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:28 pm

Saw these for $19.99 today at my local TRU. IMO at this price this set is worth it.
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Re: 2012 Multi-Pack: Pod Racer Pilots (TRU Exclusive)

Postby DarthEddie » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:11 am

My TRU has it for $19.99 too. I already have it but I'm seriously considering getting a second set for openers. I was originally going to do so last month but balked and never got a second one. This time might be different. The sale lasts until the end of March so there's plenty of time to grab one if I still want it.
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Re: 2012 Multi-Pack: Pod Racer Pilots (TRU Exclusive)

Postby YAK_Chewie » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:23 pm

The $19.99 sale didn't seem to make a dent in these.

After that, TRU has something like a month long sale for $22.99 on these.

Still not moving. I think Hasbro conned TRU pretty bad on this into thinking that more people would want these. Most of these figures pegwarmed in the past... too bad TRU couldn't go back in time and see that every figure in these sets collected dust at their stores when they were on single cards back in the day.

If Hasbro had included just ONE new figure in this set (like Elan Mak), then I don't think TRU would have taken such a bad bath in these.

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Re: 2012 Multi-Pack: Pod Racer Pilots (TRU Exclusive)

Postby DarthEddie » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:48 pm

I went ahead and got a second set for openers when they were still $19.99. Five figures, five podracing flags and five stands for one Andrew Jackson and some change is a really good deal, and opened up they make for a really nifty little display holding their flags. But for full price a second set wouldn't have been worth it...at least I don't think so. Some of my TRU's stash sold when the sale price was in effect, but not many. There are still quite a few of them still littering the shelves underneath the Vintage Collection pegs.
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Re: 2012 Multi-Pack: Pod Racer Pilots (TRU Exclusive)

Postby YAK_Chewie » Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:47 pm

It's not a bad deal, but I think that a lot of people alread had these figures before. That's why I didn't get them, and I don't care for the flags. If they were cloth though, I'd have bought a set.

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Re: 2012 Multi-Pack: Pod Racer Pilots (TRU Exclusive)

Postby DarthEddie » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:07 pm

I wonder if future podracers will come with flags now. Hasbro could have put flags with Ratts Tyerell and Ben Quadinaros if they wanted to but opted instead for repainted Pit Droids. Now that we've gotten eight podracing flags spread across three sets of packaging(Podracer Pilots, Mos Espa Arena and Mawhonic) I don't know if Hasbro intends to keep making them. I don't think there are any more podracers on the immediate horizon so it's probably a moot discussion at the moment.
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Re: 2012 Multi-Pack: Pod Racer Pilots (TRU Exclusive)

Postby Paulskywalker » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:44 am

This is now £6.99 in TRU!
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