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Recent Finds/Acquisitions: Movie Heroes/Discover The Force

Non-Vintage and non-Clone Wars products featuring the Darth Maul, Yoda and Vader packaging design

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Re: Recent Finds/Acquisitions: Movie Heroes/Discover The For

Postby YAK_Chewie » Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:36 pm

DarthEddie wrote:Let's hope those rarer Vintage figures eventually hit some American store chain, even if it's a discount chain that doesn't exist in all 50 states. It'd be a good start.


Couldn't agree more... there have got to be quite a few of Starkiller and company somewhere in a warehouse... and I'm surprised that by now the Ponda Baba wave hasn't been found in discount stores...?

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Re: Recent Finds/Acquisitions: Movie Heroes/Discover The For

Postby DarthEddie » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:08 am

I have a friend and fellow JTA member who's convinced that Wave 9 (Ponda) will eventually surface at a chain like Five Below. A few stray case assortments here and there surfaced at randomToys 'R' Us stores in the spring and summer of 2012 (I know - I saw a couple of them on my store's pegs) and a few reports were posted online, but since then there's been nothing except a couple of Mexican or Canadian store finds.

Those Wave 9 figures have to be out there and just waiting to get stocked on some store chain's pegs.
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Postby YAK_Chewie » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:24 pm

...or Hasbro melted them and used the plastic for Qui Gon figures by the million.

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Re: Recent Finds/Acquisitions: Movie Heroes/Discover The For

Postby DarthEddie » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:50 pm

As many of those as were made you'd probably need all the extra plastic in existence.
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Re: Recent Finds/Acquisitions: Movie Heroes/Discover The For

Postby Jedimaster-c » Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:07 am

you know if I would have known everyone was looking for Bastilla Shaun and Pona Boba I would have picked some. I didn't know everyone was having trouble with those 2.
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Re: Recent Finds/Acquisitions: Movie Heroes/Discover The For

Postby DarthEddie » Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:10 am

Your area got plenty of Ponda and Bastila? Wow, that's something you don't hear everyday! Wave 9 of Vintage was so scarce in most markets that it's often more of a myth than anything else. How many of each did you see?
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Re: Recent Finds/Acquisitions: Movie Heroes/Discover The For

Postby YAK_Chewie » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:10 pm

Personally, I saw about a dozen of each - all in a 2 week span at various Targets in December 2010 (or was it December 2011?). Then, never saw them again.

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Re: Recent Finds/Acquisitions: Movie Heroes/Discover The For

Postby DarthEddie » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:59 pm

That's probably 80% of the total national sightings of that entire wave assortment. :P
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Re: Recent Finds/Acquisitions: Movie Heroes/Discover The For

Postby Grimace » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:38 pm

I wasted a 5 dollar TRU rewards on the SL or MH or whatever new 5 POA line Super Battle Droid
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Re: Recent Finds/Acquisitions: Movie Heroes/Discover The For

Postby DarthEddie » Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:10 pm

I take it you don't like it, then. ;)
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Re: Recent Finds/Acquisitions: Movie Heroes/Discover The For

Postby Grimace » Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:20 pm

DarthEddie wrote:I take it you don't like it, then. ;)


I would have rather found something from wave 2, other than something carried forward I mean :roll:
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Re: Recent Finds/Acquisitions: Movie Heroes/Discover The For

Postby DarthEddie » Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:45 pm

I don't blame you. Right now I want to see the new Stormtrooper, Boba, Rex and Cody. The Stormie is already in big demand, now we just have to see if stores bother to order and stock adequate numbers of him.

If any $5.99 Saga Legends figure will be a big hit, it'll be the Stormtrooper.
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Re: Recent Finds/Acquisitions: Movie Heroes/Discover The For

Postby YAK_Chewie » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:38 pm

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^ Came across two Stormtroopers on Wed/Thursday... one each at different TRU stores. I do like this, and bought it.

So far, the only $5.99 figures I like are the following:

- Stormtrooper
- Super Battle Droid
- C-3PO
- R2-D2
- R4-P17
- Vader
- Seeker Droid

I guess the rest just don't do it for me at all. The non-humans have been alright in my opinion. I don't care for the clones. The only reason I like the Stormie is because he has a great helmet sculpt.

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Re: Recent Finds/Acquisitions: Movie Heroes/Discover The For

Postby Jodo » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:43 pm

I saw wave 2 at Fariveiw Heights IL TRU while I was trying to find the Porkins Pilot Pack. Almost picked Fett and the Stormtrooper up, but I decided not to because let's face it, I have articulated versions of both.
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Re: Recent Finds/Acquisitions: Movie Heroes/Discover The For

Postby DarthEddie » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:48 pm

Great to see Wave 2 is starting to surface. I'll check my local stores this weekend.
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