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Re: 2012 Class I (Deluxe) Fleet Vehicles

PostPosted:Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:19 pm
by DarthEddie
Hmmm...nothing there that really interests me. That sucks. I was hoping we'd get some classic OT vehicles or something.

Re: 2012 Class I (Deluxe) Fleet Vehicles

PostPosted:Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:11 pm
by AaylaSecurasMan
$19.99 over at TRU, I scanned one at wally but it didn't ring, they must be $17 or so, I wasn't buying it so I didn't ask for help.

Re: 2012 Class I (Deluxe) Fleet Vehicles

PostPosted:Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:13 pm
by DarthEddie
They must be at least $19.99 everywhere. TRU is always a little more expensive than Wally World or Target when it comes to STAR WARS toys and collectibles. I'd be deeply, deeply surprised if they rang up for closer to $17.00 at a Toys 'R' Us.

Not that I'm buying these in any case, mind you...I'm just sayin'. :wink:

Re: 2012 Class I (Deluxe) Fleet Vehicles

PostPosted:Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:10 am
by AaylaSecurasMan
DarthEddie wrote:They must be at least $19.99 everywhere. TRU is always a little more expensive than Wally World or Target when it comes to STAR WARS toys and collectibles. I'd be deeply, deeply surprised if they rang up for closer to $17.00 at a Toys 'R' Us.

Not that I'm buying these in any case, mind you...I'm just sayin'. :wink:


:?: That's what I said $19.99 at TRU :?

Re: 2012 Class I (Deluxe) Fleet Vehicles

PostPosted:Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:44 am
by DarthEddie
My bad. :oops: Sorry.

Long day. :lol:

Re: 2012 Class I (Deluxe) Fleet Vehicles

PostPosted:Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:14 pm
by YAK_Chewie
Saw them today for $16.97 at Wal-Mart.

What a shame that they couldn't make a proper Phase 2 helmet for the clone.

:wink:

Re: 2012 Class I (Deluxe) Fleet Vehicles

PostPosted:Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:20 pm
by DarthEddie
Will these be helmets that are prone to yellowing in the near future? If these helmets are anything like the Basic and Vintage carded trooper helmets I wouldn't be shocked if the ones that sit on the shelf for a long time will show noticeable signs of yellowing. As per the sculpt itself I suppose this is as good as Hasbro is willing to give us for the time being, flaws and all. Many if not most removable helmets over the past decade have aspects to complain about.

Re: 2012 Class I (Deluxe) Fleet Vehicles

PostPosted:Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:25 pm
by Grimace
I found the entire first wave at Walmart, but only bought the STAP

Re: 2012 Class I (Deluxe) Fleet Vehicles

PostPosted:Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:38 pm
by DarthEddie
I just got a phone call from a collector buddy of mine who said he was at a Wal*Mart in a nearby college town and saw these repackaged vehicles on the shelf along with some of the new figures(he didn't specify if they were TPM or Movie Heroes or both). He asked me if I wanted him to pick up any of the vehicles for me, but I gave him an emphatic NO. None of these things interest me...they're only marginally more interesting than those redundant, crappy Battle Packs with the pegwarmers inside.

Thanks. But no thanks. Cool new packaging does not always a great buy make.

Re: 2012 Class I (Deluxe) Fleet Vehicles

PostPosted:Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:37 pm
by YAK_Chewie
DarthEddie wrote:Will these be helmets that are prone to yellowing in the near future? If these helmets are anything like the Basic and Vintage carded trooper helmets I wouldn't be shocked if the ones that sit on the shelf for a long time will show noticeable signs of yellowing. As per the sculpt itself I suppose this is as good as Hasbro is willing to give us for the time being, flaws and all. Many if not most removable helmets over the past decade have aspects to complain about.


I don't think these look like they will have yellowing on the helmet, at least not for a while... based on the ones I saw. But the helmet sculpt is so bad and oversized. I really hope they're working on fixing this before too long, otherwise I won't be buying any Phase 2 clones for quite some time.

:wink:

Re: 2012 Class I (Deluxe) Fleet Vehicles

PostPosted:Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:25 pm
by DarthEddie
If it's a Phase 2 clone I really want...like, say, the upcoming Vintage 501st Clone...I'll go ahead and get him unless the helmet is so yellow that it looks like a piece of lemon candy :) but I can see where you're coming from. As hard as Hasbro's tried in recent years to nail the proper size and shape of Clone helmets they've always managed to fall short. As long as they have to fit over a plastic ball-jointed head I suppose they're going to have issues within the collecting community. When you deal with accessories and detail in the 3-3/4" scale things can become rather problematic. Sometimes I wish they'd just stop making removable helmets altogether and return to the types of Clones and Imperial Troopers we got before the current trend started, but that's not going to happen. Too many kids and collectors dig being able to remove helmets and see the head underneath.

Re: 2012 Class I (Deluxe) Fleet Vehicles

PostPosted:Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:06 pm
by YAK_Chewie
It's just very frustrating, because Hasbro has shown they are very capable of making the removable helmets look great...

Sweet!

Not Bad!

Right On!

Hell Yeah!

WTF??

:wink:

Re: 2012 Class I (Deluxe) Fleet Vehicles

PostPosted:Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:44 pm
by DarthEddie
YAK_Chewie wrote:WTF??


Is that the 2006 SAGA Utapau Trooper or the Vintage 212th Clone? I can't tell which. They're so similar and I'm not sitting near my Utapau Clones or my Vintage 212th Trooper to double check...

Re: 2012 Class I (Deluxe) Fleet Vehicles

PostPosted:Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:06 pm
by YAK_Chewie
That was the TVC version...

I think the 2006 version is a lot better...

Image
^ 2006


Image
^ 2011


:wink:

Re: 2012 Class I (Deluxe) Fleet Vehicles

PostPosted:Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:19 pm
by DarthEddie
Yeah, you're right. The antenna on the back of the armor gives it away. Thanks. :wink:

And you're also correct about the 2006 Utapau Clone being better than the Vintage 212th Clone. I own the 212th figure but I was never too terribly crazy about the guy...I bought him for the sake of completing his wave. But when the 2006 Utapau Clones came out I can remember being excited about them and wanting to get multiples. Which I did.