FF:NZ ** Episode II Figures!! **

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  1. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    As posted on the SWNZ website, the Iconix shop in Hastings has some new figures, including the Episode II Preview figures.

    POTJ Collection 2
    • BoShek
    • Teebo
    • R4-M9

    EP2 Figure Collection Preview NEW
    • Zam Wessell
    • Jango Fett
    • R3-T7
    • Clone Trooper

    all $19.95 each or $17.95 for set sales



    I stopped off at a ToyWorld branch and a couple of Warehouse branches, but no sign of them there ... yet?! :(

  2. Darth Sebious Manager Emeritus

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    Woohoo!

    JangoJangoJangoJangoJangoJangoJangoJangoJango!
  3. Raz Zaphon Jedi Master

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    Let us know when you catch them at the Warehouse. I'm going to get me a Clonetrooper.
  4. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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    But you'll loose your place in the line on the footpath Raz!
  5. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    I ordered my figures from Iconix since it's a couple of dollars cheaper when buying the set. I've just received an email saying they're due there next week (due at Hasbro "late this week"), so it's probably not worth checking in the shops this weekend.

    I don't know if the Warehouse will actually get them. They've been pretty slack with recent "standard" figures, but since these are the start of the Episode II hype machine, so they may well get some - but I wouldn't expect huge numbers like they had for Episode I.

    K-Mart have been reasonably good with recent releases. Some of the ToyWorld branches are also pretty good, but these are "independantly owned", so it's up to the individual shop owner to decide what to stock - Hasbro's insane case arrangements don't help. :(
  6. Norrad_Roff Force Ghost

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    Must............resist.............tempation..............
  7. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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    people - here is a perfect way of resisting:

    Save for "The Two Towers" figures! :)

    :D
  8. Lil_Lisa Jedi Master

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    mm, do the clontrooper figures come in sets of a thousand? :D
  9. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Wow, just think, in a few months we'll have Ep 2 figures everywhere! I rememeber for Ep 1, the warehouse at Manukau had an entire aisle they devoted to Star Wars toys.

    Did I buy any? No. I waited a while then picked them up for $4 on special.
  10. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    The Clone Trooper comes with a DIY Cloning machine so you can make as many as you want - just watch out that the Greenies don't come and picket outside you house. :p


    Episode II won't be as big a merchandising splash as Episode I was - too many stores got burnt by ordering WAY too much.

    BUT, I do know that they've had to order in an extra delivery of the Dorling Kindersley books - my copies are already ordered. :)

  11. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    LOL at DIY cloning machine! [face_laugh]

    Agreed. theres no way we'll see the numbers that we had last time, although I'd be surprised if they didnt sell well, the release of Episode 1 has spawned a new generation of young Star Wars fans. I can see myself climbing over countless kids to get the E2 figures :)
  12. Lil_Lisa Jedi Master

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    *Imagines Chans climbing over 12 year olds*

    Chans: Hey you horseface! Get your grubby pie-hooks off the Clonetrooper Set!


    [face_laugh] :D
  13. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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  14. YouAgain Force Ghost

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    *Imagines Chans climbing over 12 year olds*

    Heh i am 12 brings out his light saber you aint taking my clone trooper !!!
  15. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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    have you been talking to ACE "YouAgain"?






    :p ;)
  16. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Boshek, Teebo and R4-M9 plus all four Ep 2 preview figs at Newmarket Toyworld. $21.95.

  17. Darth_Graal Jedi Master

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    Chans where are you gonna put all these toys? surely you must be rapidly runnning out of space!
  18. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    thats a good question... *reconsiders buying more figures*

    eh, I'll find somewhere. *re-reconsiders buying more figures* ;)
  19. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    Star Wars collections are a little like computer data - it expands to fill the available space, and you always need more space. :)

    In our old house I used to have a double-sized wardrobe in my bedroom that was used to store my Star wars collection as well as clothes, etc. Then we moved to this new house and I get two rooms (bedroom and study), both with a double-sized wardrobe. Now my Star Wars collection has a wardrobe all to istelf, and that's over three-quarters full already. :)
  20. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Thanks Kitt - off to Newmarket Toyworld in 15 mins to check them out.

  21. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Convinced my friend to buy all 4 :)

    They look pretty good, if not a bit narrow.



  22. SWNZ Jedi Master

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    Any other sitings anywhere?

    (oh and this is post 9000 - NICE!)
  23. Chansplace Jedi Master

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  24. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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  25. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    I just received an email from Stuart at the Iconix store in Hastings ...
    Hi Guys,

    Just for your information on the next lot of toys.

    EP2 #84851 COLLECTION 1 $17.95 each for set sales
    EP2 #84861 COLLECTION 2 $17.95 each for set sales
    EP2 #84859 DELUX FIGURE ASSORTMENT $34.95  each for set sales (maybe a little less?)

    No information at this time on who or how many in this EP2 range. I will let you know as soon as I get more info. Hasbro has informed my supplier that these will be limited as far as quantity goes for NZ.

    Have placed a pre-order for these blindly as there may be allocations from Hasbro.

    These will be out end of April. Please email me if you are interested in these new sets as trying to get an idea on amount.

    You won't be held to these orders as its just to give me an idea on how many boxes I need to pre order as I don't want you guys to miss out.

    Also Hasbro have now sold out of the following:

    This set of 6 contains the following figures from:

    Star Wars  POTJ Collection 2:

    Queen Amidala - Royal Decoy
    Rebel Trooper
    Imperial Officer
    Eeth Koth - Jedi Master
    FX-7 Medical Droid
    Zutton - Snaggletooth

    So well done on those that did not miss out.

    Thanks again Stuart
    Iconix


    So if you're interested, let him know. :)



    Also, it seems like some naughty Wal-mart staff in the US have been putting the Episode II figures (4" and 12") and Lego on the shelves ahead of the release date ... tut, tut!! :)

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