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  1. ben_ethus

    ben_ethus Jedi Padawan star 4

    Dec 17, 2001
    Greetings, blokes.

    Remember, the Force is always in motion. Answers may not always be what you seek, but instead what you need. May the Force be with you.

    Basically excusing the random answer generator inside of Yoda. :p

    heh heh,
    Yours Truly
  2. jedi_master_sal

    jedi_master_sal Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 20, 2002
    Area report for Saturday 3/19/5 (Yep I did a Saturday run instead of Friday) This is for the North Hills/Wexford/Cranberry "Corridor"

    North Hillls:
    TRU: 12 different SW M&M packages. 4 each of Peanut Milk Choc, Dark Choc Peanut, Milk Choc (regular)
    Media PLay: Nothing new though reports about the new Gunship are in. None at this store.
    Suncoast: Found another silver Boba Fett. Nothing else
    KB's: Nothing new.

    Target: Anakin Jedi Force Fig.

    TRU: Nothing new
    Wal*Mart: Two different Kinds of Keebler Cookies w/ SW offer. Can't recall which ones in particular though they were both Choc or Choc chip. (2 for $4 sale), All 8 different PEZ dispensers, including the Wal*Mart exclusive Emperor. Sale price only 94 cents+6 cents tax for a nice $1 even each. S'Mores cereal Box w/SW on it. Vader Plug and Playwas there too.
    Target: Nothing new

  3. Dex1138

    Dex1138 Jedi Padawan star 4

    Sep 8, 1999
    Not in your area but...

    Wal-Mart: one case of Wave 1 Ep3 figs, LEGO Clone Scout Walker, plug n play (picked up)
    Target/Stop&Shop: Cheez-Its w Ep3 mail-in poster offer. Target has small boxes for $1 this week. For the poster you need 2 UPCs, the form from inside the box and $2.99 S&H.
  4. Hidai

    Hidai Jedi Youngling

    Mar 15, 2005
    Excellent thread!! I really need information, I'm always looking for things to buy but sometimes I don't have time to go to all the stores. I live in squirrel hill, so the closest stores are those at waterfront. I usually go to the century mall III, to walmart and TRU, but it's really far, also Robinson Town is really far. And yes, I like to collect almost everything about SW, though, sometimes it's hard to buy EVERYTHING but I try!
  5. jedi_master_sal

    jedi_master_sal Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 20, 2002
    I just foudn teh IG-88 Gentle Giant bust at Suncoast at Sout Hills Village last night.

    It was $39.99+tax. I used my Replay rewards dollards (In store membership) and got it for free! (Well there was the taxe to pay, but still...)

    Not a bad sculpt at all. I'm not really excited about the character of IG-88, but I do collect the busts. This one has a detachable left "hand" and the blaster and rifle are also seperate from the bust that you can choose to display.

    The number for mine is somewhere in the 3K range of 5K. (can't remember off hand)

    It has a decent paint deco.

    All in all I'd give it a 4.5 out of 5 Holocrons.

    Oh and if you haven't found the C-3PO bust yet either, they still had one left. (That's a great bust. Nothing detahcable, but is spot on in likeness) Only 8K were produced of this one.

  6. Hidai

    Hidai Jedi Youngling

    Mar 15, 2005
    I went yesterday to waterfront to buy my clonewars DVD, which is great. But I also saw the Grievous' Wheelbike, and several products, I bought a vader chupa chups, there is a chewie also. The Cheez-it products, some m&m's product which I'm not sure the name, kudos I think. Another kellogs' product, like a fruit candies.

    Then I went to giant eagle and they have on sale the m&m's medium packs (well, in fact i'm not sure if the medium packs are the only ones of SW). They have them at $1.88. And they have another cereal where you can get an R2 bowl.

    I was looking at the pic you have about the m&m's dolls or figures, I don't know how to call them, and they are GREAT!, how can I get them?

    I don't know if you already notice but at galactichunter there is some news about some new figure packs:
  7. MetalliJedi

    MetalliJedi Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 10, 2002
    SWEET! finaly Obi-wan w/ clonetrooper armor!
  8. greencat336

    greencat336 Jedi Knight star 5

    Jan 27, 2001
    Wow, Lucas really is slapping the SW logo on any product that he can get his hands on, isn't he. I saw the frosted mini wheat character holding a lightsaber on that ceral box.

    I am very excited that I finally came across some baby SW stuff. At Hot Topics (I love that store) they had SW onsies. For young Nicholas, I got the gray one with Yoda on front, with the words "Size Matters Not" and for young Bethany, I got the black one with a cartoon Vader head that says "Who's your Daddy" (inside joke about my brother-in-law)

    As for the MM figures. I would also love to have the MMs in SW costume, but I haven't heard that they are really going to be produced (anyone else know anything about this?) So I figure I'll just pick up a couple of the MM guys and custome them myself. Specifically a green MM Qui and a blue MM Padawan Obi. :)

  9. jedi_master_sal

    jedi_master_sal Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 20, 2002
    Good post Jose.

    I'm out of town this weekend. When I get back Sunday, I'll be posting a SUPER sized post when I get back. This will include nearly everything that's out there now and what's expected oon the official toy release.

    Well, I've got to get back to baking the Easter ham. (Been doing it for 6 years at my fiancee's mom's place)

  10. Hidai

    Hidai Jedi Youngling

    Mar 15, 2005
    I just saw at rebelscum the list of walmart stores that are going to participate on the special weekend, but I'm not sure if those in pennsylvania are near here. I think they aren't near, unfortunately, although I really don't know the addresses here. (The only thing I know for sure is that I live in pittsburgh).

    Do you think, if all Target stores will have the vader figure? Because I thought that all walmarts will be doing the same thing but apparently not.

    I'll be waiting for your super-post! and Happy Easter Everyone!!
  11. Hidai

    Hidai Jedi Youngling

    Mar 15, 2005
    Happy Easter everyone!

    I just saw a new Episode 3 webpage at!! They have some games and the opportunity to win a Vader Lava!!! I sent the notice to and they post the news with my name!! (maybe it's not really important but it's the first time I send something).
  12. jedi_master_sal

    jedi_master_sal Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 20, 2002
    That's great Jose!

    As to the Wal*Marts, no there are none really close to us that are doing the "48 hours of the Force" thing. As to their "early-bird" special, supposedly it's yet another Vader figure case. This time packed with an Anakin and Clonetrooper figure. While I'd want the Clone trooper fig, I have no need for yet another Figure case or Anakin fig. Besides, it's not worth the $30 for that set. (And no GC, I'm not getting this for the club raffle-I'm not paying in essence $30 for 1 lone clonetrooper)

    Also, for thsoe NOT going to Wal*Mar..cough GC cough..bring their Ad into TRU and/or Target and they should price match it. W*M is selling figs for only $5.24, as opposed to $5.99 at the other places. (Unless you were lucky enough to get the "$1 off each figure" promotion that Target is having.

  13. greencat336

    greencat336 Jedi Knight star 5

    Jan 27, 2001
    Wal-Mart is evil. Yeah, its frustrating that there are Wal-Mart exclusives that I miss out on, but its my small, insignificant thumbing of my nose at a giant corporate evil machine. Of course, NEA (the national teacher's union) has also called for a boycott of Wal-Mart, so maybe its not so insignificant.

    The Emperor Pez? I know I saw one at Toys R Us in Monroeville last week along with all the other Pez. I didn't get it, although I got some of the other Pez. I did pick up many silly little candy items, like the liquid candy lightsabers and the 'crazy hair' candy (and I was able to snag the display box). They also had the giant Pez of Vader and Yoda, but I just couldn't see spending $20 each for them.

    I did however pick up the very odd "Ultimate Villian" set, that has a 12" Anikan along with a Vader costume and burned face that you can put on the Ani doll. Twisted. Very Twisted.

  14. jedi_master_sal

    jedi_master_sal Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 20, 2002
    GC. if you see the Giant Yoda again, can you pick it up for me? Pretty please.

    Oh, and you got lucky with the Anakin/Vader. It's not supposed to be out yet. I saw the exact same one on Saturday at the Monroeville TRU on my way up to Em's mom's for Easter-perhaps that's the one you got. I didn't get it. Trying to save what money I can for C3. Besides, this should be readily available come next week and for months to come...who knows, I might even wait for it to clearance....(If I can use my willpower to stay away from the Darkside that is collecting NEW SW stuff.) Ha ha ha.

  15. jedi_master_sal

    jedi_master_sal Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 20, 2002
    Bleh, I'm so stnking busy at work, I can't get to teh super post I wanted to. (There's that much)

    Just go to rebelscum at this link specifically:

    Here you will find nearly all of what's coming out or is out already.

    One note, most of the food products are out already.

    Sorry I couldn't make-up that list, It's rather exhaustive and I'm too busy today...
  16. jedi_master_sal

    jedi_master_sal Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 20, 2002
    Okay so here's the super list of Toys:

    Basic 3 3/4" Figures
    #1 Obi-Wan Kenobi (Slashing Attack)
    #2 Anakin Skywalker (Lightsaber Attack)
    #3 Yoda (Firing Cannon)
    #4 Super Battle Droid (Firing Arm-blaster)
    #5 Chewbacca (Wookiee Rage)
    #6 Clone Trooper (Quick-Draw Attack)
    # 7 R2-D2 (Slashing Attack)
    # 8 Grievous' Bodyguard (Battle Attack)
    # 9 Grievous (Four Lightsaber Attack)
    # 10 Mace Windu (Force Combat)
    # 11 Darth Vader (Lightsaber Attack)
    # 12 Palpatine (Firing Force Lightning)
    # 13 Count Dooku (Sith Lord)
    # 14 Chancellor Palpatine (Supreme Chancellor)
    # 15 Bail Organa (Republic Senator)
    # 16 Plo Koon (Jedi Master)
    # 17 Battle Droid (Separatist Army)
    # 18 C-3PO (Protocol Droid)
    # 19 Padme Amidala (Republic Senator)
    # 20 Agen Kolar (Jedi Master)
    # 21 Shaak Ti (Jedi Master)
    # 22 Kit Fisto (Jedi Master)
    # 23 Royal Guard (Senate Security)
    # 24 Mon Mothma (Republic Senator)
    # 25 Tarfful (Firing Bowcaster)
    # 26 Yoda (Spinning Attack)
    # 27 Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Kick)
    # 28 Anakin Skywalker (Slashing Attack)
    # 29 Ki-Adi-Mundi (Jedi Master)
    # 30 Saesee Tiin (Jedi Master)
    # 31 Luminara Unduli (Jedi Master)
    # 32 Aayla Secura (Jedi Knight)

    Figures 33-40 may or may not be out, come 4/2.
    # 33 Clone Commander (Battle Gear)
    # 34 Clone Pilot (Firing Cannon)
    # 35 Palpatine (Lightsaber Attack)
    # 36 General Grievous (Exploding Body)
    # 37 Vader's Medical Droid (Chopper Droid)
    # 38 AT-TE Tank Gunner (Clone Army)
    # 39 Polis Massan (Medic)
    # 40 Mas Amedda (Republic Senator)

    Figures numbered 41-56 are NOT expected to come out until later this year.

    Promotional Exclusives
    Darth Vader (Lava Reflection) Target Exclusive 
    Early Bird Kit Mail-In Wal-mart Exclusive
    Yoda (Holographic) - Toys "R" Us Exclusive Available at Times Square Midnight Madness only then on 4/10 at Toys "R" Us

    Deluxe Action Figures
    Anakin Skywalker (Changes to Darth Vader)
    Emperor Palpatine (Changes to Darth Sidious)
    Obi-Wan Kenobi with Super Battle Droid (Force Jump Attack)
    General Grievous (Secret Lightsaber Attack)

    BARC Speeder with BARC Trooper
    AT-RT with AT-RT Driver
    Obi-Wan Kenobi's Jedi Starfighter
    Droid Tri-Fighter
    Grievous' Wheel Bike
    Republic Gunship

    Boga with Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Mustafar Final Battle playset (with Anakin & Obi-Wan figures)

    Battle Arena
    Battle Arena Dooku vs Anakin
    Battle Arena Sidious vs Mace

    12" Figures
    12" Ultimate Villain (Darth Vader)
    12" Clone Trooper
    12" General Grievous
    12" Darth Sidious
    Unleashed General Grievous
    Unleashed Anakin Skywalker
    Unleashed Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Role Play  
    Role Play Basic Lightsabers (4 colors, 3 hilts)
    Electronic Role Play Anakin Skywalker's Lightsaber
    Electronic Role Play Obi-Wan Kenobi's Lightsaber
    Electronic Role Play Yoda's Lightsaber

    Titanimum Series-ALL Wal*Mart Exclusives!
    Jedi Starfighter (Ep III)
    Republic Gunship
    Star Destroyer

    Force Battlers
    Force Battlers 7" Darth Vader
    Force Battlers 7" Obi-Wan Kenobi
    Force Battlers 7" Anakin Skywalker
    Force Battlers 7" General Grievous

    Galactic Heroes
    Galactic Heroes Emperor Palpatine & Yoda
    Galactic Heroes Anakin Skywalker & Count Dooku
    Galactic Heroes Obi-Wan Kenobi & General Grievous

    ATTACKTIX-Similar to the Miniature game.
    Starter Set
    Booster Set

    Playskool Darth Tater
    Wisdom of the Force Yoda

    This list is not a guarantee and is subject to change.

  17. Earthbound_Misfit

    Earthbound_Misfit Jedi Youngling star 1

    Oct 26, 2004
    Hey gang,

    Dont forget that 4/2 is also the official
    release-date for *ALL* the books. I.e. the
    novelization, audio and comic renditions,
    Art of EpIII, Making of EpIII, Incredible Cross-
    Sections, etc.

    The hardback will stick around for a while. It
    will be for sale everywhere. Ive noticed the
    audio-renditions sell-out rather quick (I think they
    underproduce these).

    FYI - The comic book(s) of Ep3 are already available
    at GiantEagle/Borders/BnNs. [for all us weak-minded
    fools ;-) ]

  18. jedi_master_sal

    jedi_master_sal Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 20, 2002
    Thanks Dave.

    the list is SO exhaustive as to what's out there.

    I didn't even want to try to tackle a list for the food promos.
  19. Earthbound_Misfit

    Earthbound_Misfit Jedi Youngling star 1

    Oct 26, 2004
    Oh, it goes faaar beyond that too... ;-) Dont forget the
    homewares n such (curtains, bed sheets, towels,
    pillows, backpacks, pens&pencils). I was in target
    last night, and saw Ep3 Desk-Sets...

    I know all that junk will probably all end up on
    clearance. But I still get excited to see it all
    feeding into the collective hype. This is the
    'last hurrah', so to speak. I hope it leaves a
    good impression.

    p.s. Got my EntertainmentEarth catalog last night...
    Im on the hunt for the JediForce Radio-control
    Intergalactic X-wing Dune-Buggy. :cool: [ijyn]


  20. jedi_master_sal

    jedi_master_sal Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 20, 2002
    Okay so here's the food list (this is just Kellogg's products)

    You can find pictures of the actual packages/boxes here:

    Now on with the list.

    Saber spoon offer in cereal boxes of:
    Frosted flakes
    Corn Pops
    Apple Jacks
    Froot Loops
    Honey Smacks
    You get 1 random color (Red, green or blue) in each box

    Jedi Mind Game (think the card game "Concentration") offer on the back of cereal boxes of:
    Corn Pops
    Apple Jacks
    Honey Smacks
    Raisin Bran CRUNCH
    Smorz (Yes, the cereal!)
    You have to cut the cards from the back of the box

    Episode 1 DVD offer on cereal boxes of:
    Frosted Mini Wheats
    Frosted Mini Wheats Big Bite (kind of an oxymoron there...)
    Frosted Mini Wheats Maple & Brown Sugar
    You get by either mailing in 7 UPCs (and you'll get it free) OR 3 UPCs and $9.99

    Saga Poster offer on cereal boxes of:
    Kellogg's Corn Flakes Cereal (two versions - C-3PO/R2 or Vader on the box)
    You get by either mailing in 4 UPCs (and you'll get it free) OR 2 UPCs and $2.99

    R2 Snack Bowl offer on cereal boxes of:
    You get by mailing in 2 UPCs and $6.99 (No free offer here)

    Vader Voice Changer offer on Pop Tart boxes of:
    Strawberry w/Frosting
    Strawberry w/o Frosting
    Chocolate Fudge
    Wild Berry
    Brown Sugar Cinnamon
    Chocolate Chip
    also there is a "Limited" edition of "Lava Berry" Pop tarts that is an Orange box (differs from the normal Blue box of Pop Tarts). I can't recall if the Vader Voice Changer offer is on this box or not.
    You get this by a possible Instant Win message on the inside of the box

    FX Plate offer on Eggo boxes of:
    Homestyle Minis (count of 16)
    Homestyle Minis (count of 10)
    Cinnamon Toast (count of 16)
    Cinnamon Toast (count of 10)
    Chocolate Chip (count of 16)
    Chocolate Chip (count of 10)
    French Toaster Sticks Original
    French Toaster Sticks Cinnamon
    Strawberry Waf-Fulls
    Blueberry Waf-Fulls
    You get by mailing in 2 UPCs and $2.99 (No free offer here)

    Episode III poster offer on Cheez-It boxes AND Cheez-It Twisterz boxes of:
    One pound boxes of Cheez-Its (Limited Edition Darth or Limited Edition C-3PO boxes)
    Smaller sized Limited Edition R2-D2 box
    Twisterz Cheddar and MORE Cheddar
    Twisterz Hot wings and Cheddar Mix (or something like that. I can't read the smaller print on the website and I don't normally buy this product)
    You get by mailing in 2 UPCs and $2.99 (No free offer here)

    Last but not least (and the most exhaustive offer listing)
    Cookie Jar offer on packages and boxes of:
    Nutri Grain GRANOLA Honey Oat & Raisin
    Nutri Grain GRANOLA Choclatey Chunk
    Froot Loops Cereal Bars
    Cocoa Krispies Cereal Bars
    Frosted Flakes Cereal Bars
    Fudge Shoppe Grasshopper Cookies
    Fudge Shoppe Fudge Stripes Fudge Sticks (two kinds one in pink wrapper the other in purple wrapper-again can't read the small print on the website)
    Fudge Shoppe Deluxe Crakers
    Rice Krispies Treats
    ELFudge Original
    ELFudge Double Stuff
    Grahams Cinnamon Crisp
    Chips Deluxe Original Chocolate Chip
    Chips Deluxe Rainbow
    You get by mailing in 3 UPCs and $6.99 EACH JAR(No free offer here)

    Okay so there you have it folks! The definitive Kelloggs Food promotion list.

  21. jedi_master_sal

    jedi_master_sal Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 20, 2002
    SW Popcorn machines!
    Click on through:

    ha ha, just a tad expensive...

    Also see this;
    California Lottery does SW scratch tickets.
    Follow the link to see them all:

    Now don't you wish you lived in Cali! (You just know these would sell well in PA!)

    Hmmm, I might have to get in touch with a buddy of mine in San Diego about getting the set for me.

  22. Hidai

    Hidai Jedi Youngling

    Mar 15, 2005
    Hasbro just updated with more deluxe figures, which I'm sure you will buy them Sal for your armies!!

    I was a little dissapointed that the clones are from the same models like those from AOTC. But the other robot like spider, I forgot the name, is really impressive.

  23. jedi_master_sal

    jedi_master_sal Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 20, 2002
    Yeah, I'm a little bummed about the "new" 3-packs as well.

    It looks like they just swapped helmets with the previous ones. If that's so then they (Hasbro) really cheaped out on this one.

    There are some clear differences between armor from the AOTC clones and the ROTS clones. Aside from the helmet, the one most notable to me is the knee pad/armor. It's a diamond shape for the AOTC clones while the top point has been squared off for the ROTS version.

    I'll still get those sets, but I REALLY hope they start these off cheap. Say $9 or $10. I mean really, if they are using the same crappy hardly articulated molds and just helmet swapping, then they can't really justify a $15 pricepoint as they tried to with the Clone Wars run of clone 3-packs.

    As for the other stuff updated, heack yeah! Most of that stuff looks sweet!

    the next four figs:
    Clonetrooper-(different in some way from the one out now) is a definite army builder
    Neimodian Warrior-shoot, I dont' care if we only se a couplt of these guys in the movie, I'm going to get at least 20 of them. Only thing I don't like is the massive rifle (with projectile shooting no less)
    New Wookiee Warrior-Okay, I'll get some of these, but I already don't like the paint job on this one. So I'll probably get a half dozen and repaint most of them. Hopefully the bandoliers can be swapped with the ones form the sneak preview wave, so it can look like you have different variations.
    Destroyer Droid-Meh, I'm only getting one to keep carded. This looks like the very same lame-o Saga version. I only got one of those as well. Not at all excited about that figure. I'll wait til it goes on clearance before I buy it.
    Commander Bacara-Oh how sweet! This guy looks like a bad (censored) clone! (Yes, I censored it myself). The variant armor makes him look like one mean (censored again).
    Anakin Skywalker Battle damaged-Now this is what a fig should do! Well we will just ave to see if the real thing lives up to it's pictures. But this is a definite MUST buy, IMHO.
    Stass Allie on BARC speederbike-Well, I already have the BARC bike, but this is a good likeness of Stass. Only if she is articulated will this be a hit. Otherwise, I foresee it being a DUD. I'll get one and report on it later.
    Dwarf Spider Droid-Finally a nice upgrade. The nose gun is bigger and comes ready to launch a projectile. While I don't like that action for a 3 3/4 fig, this particular toy is more a deluxe fig and can handle a projectile due to it's size. I'm looking to get a half dozen or so.
    Crab Droid-DROOL!!! This is AWESOME! Heck of a design. Not neccessarily practical, but very cool. Have to wait to hear more about it and what it can do, but I can guarantee you I'll buy a couple of them. SWEET!

  24. Dex1138

    Dex1138 Jedi Padawan star 4

    Sep 8, 1999
    Mmmm...crab droid legs.

    Hey here's something interesting. I was playing around with the Squad Builder program that comes with the Attacktix starter set (yeah I bought some :)). It lists 65 figs, but there are only around 36 that I counted on the checklist! Since there are so many extras, I can only assume they are planned for future release and not random chase figs.
    Figs of interest: Bossk, Leia, Luke, Han, Destroyer Droid, Jango, Kit Fisto, R2, Maul, Royal Guard, Boba and a Mega fig Republic Gunship!
    I really like these and am waiting to try them out. My only beef with them is the saber/swinger figs should have been made so they are facing forward when at rest instead of off to the side.
  25. greencat336

    greencat336 Jedi Knight star 5

    Jan 27, 2001
    Finally got my holo-Yoda figure at the Monroeville TRU and they are taking the one per very seriously. To get the fig you have to take you receipt to the service desk, the person there writes 'free Yoda' on the receipt. But it does look very cool and I'm excited to finally get it.

    Twins,Liz and I went to Target after the meeting and found the SW ceral boxes, one with Yoda and one with Vader. Also more MMs stuff. Light up toy lightsabers with minimms in the hilt. Both Stacie and Liz were very disappointed that theirs were filled with the 'wookie' mix and not the 'lava' mix. Hmmm. Should I be worried?

    Also at Target were SW beach towels, flannel throw blankets and camp chairs. Although tempted by the towels and blankets, I only picked up the Jedi camp chair.

    Wow, there is just so much out there. I'm trying not to pick up stuff I know will end up on sale or on clearance, but the addiction is strong :)

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