Preview Figures Help!

Discussion in 'Maryland' started by Mogook, Mar 24, 2002.

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  1. Mogook Jedi Master

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    Fellow Charm City Fanforce members, I need your help. For the past couple of weeks, I've traveled to more Walmarts than anyone should have to tolerate. I've went in every Toys R Us, Target, Kmart, and Ames in between. I've been looking for the Episode II preview figures and I can't find them. I've traveled to the Outer Rim and no luck. It seems like the Truman Show. It's like the figures don't actually exist, I've never seen them in person.

    I just got home from another trip with no luck and I saw jedi-sabre's post in the It's Official thread, which is exactly what I wanted to post here. He said he wanted the collectors here to help each other out. So, I've sent out this distress signal. I don't want to pay $9.99 each for the figures from the Fan Club. If anyone has found the figures in their local stores, would you please tell me where. And, if it's not too much trouble, could you get them for me. At the next meeting, you can give them over and I'll pay.

    But, jedi-sabre brings up a good idea. If anyone else is looking for a certain figure, post it and we'll all try and help you. There's really no danger in not getting paid. Basically, if you get the figure for someone and they find it on their own, just return the figure to the store. Let's see if we can form an alliance against the hording greed of the Scalper Empire. 8-}
  2. DRK_HLMT Force Ghost

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    Dec 7, 2001
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    I have run into the same problem as you Mogook. I've been to all the Toys-R-Us and Wal-Marts in my area and have turned up zilch. DarthSapient said he has found some figures at a Wal-Mart somewhere in Bel Air. Maybe he has some extras or knows where they are hiding.
  3. Mogook Jedi Master

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    Well, I actually went down to Sapient's Walmart, in Abingdon. But, I had no luck there either. Maybe he knows of some other places that have them. And HLMT, if I find them, I'll try to get you a set too. But, I doubt I'll come across them.
  4. MuttandSolo Jedi Master

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    Well Mogook,
    You maybe in trouble. I found them here at the Walmart in California, MD several weeks ago when they first hit the shelves (They were so new they weren't even coded into their computers yet) and now there aren't any at all. I'm still having troubles finding the last of the POTJ 2nd collection figures. I'm down to needing the BoShek figure to complete my POTJ line.

    Did you even see them at all when everyone was reporting them in stores?
  5. Mogook Jedi Master

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    I've never seen the preview figures in person, at all. What figures do you need from the Collection 2 line? I haven't seen BoShek. I'll keep my eyes peeled for you, and keep me updated if you find the previews.
  6. sithspawn35 Jedi Knight

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    Jan 22, 2001
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    Boshek and his two counterparts are plentiful in my neck of the woods. If anybody wants me to pic them up, let me know.

    Ian M.
  7. jade-sabre Jedi Knight

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    I don't have the preview figures either!!!!

    I will keep my eyes out for them, though.

    I am still missing an R2-Q5 and a Sith Apprentice Darth Maul if anyone has seen an extra one on a mint card.

    The Elec. Botique at the Annapolis Mall has the Emperor's Wrath Vader wave for $5 each.
  8. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

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    Well, I told Mogook the best place near me is the Walmart in Abingdon. I, too, bought them when they weren't even coded into their system. So I tried the, "So I guess that means they're free since they have no price," angle. It didn't work. 8-} I find that Toys R Us is the worst of all the places for SW figures and Walmart is the best. If I go to Walmart for anything, I'll give you a heads up if I find them.
  9. Mogook Jedi Master

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    And I'll keep my eyes opened for any other figures.
  10. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

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    Make sure to keep your eyes open while driving to the Walmart.
  11. Mogook Jedi Master

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    Yeah Sapient, that might be a good idea.
  12. MuttandSolo Jedi Master

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    Check the "What do you collect" thread. I got hold of either a Preview or actual Ep.II release vehicle, the Jedi Starfighter.
  13. sithspawn35 Jedi Knight

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    I was able to pick up an extra Zam Wessel today at Kmart if anybody want's it. It cost me $7.34, so it would be the same for y'all. It's not a perfect card, but very hard to tell that it's not, but if your into opening your toys, this is it. Let me know.

    Ian Michaels
    sithspawn35@hotmail.com
  14. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

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    K-Mart's going bankrupt and they're still charging above the average. It's that Martha Stewart I tell ya. The price I most often see is around $6.44.
  15. sithspawn35 Jedi Knight

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    And that, my friends, is exactly why Kmart is going bankrupt! LOL (that and that psycotic B$#%h Martha Stewart as their spokesperson. Come on, Does anybody REALLY like those darn colors? LOL
  16. DRK_HLMT Force Ghost

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    Rainman: I buy my underwear at K-Mart. Definitly at K-Mart.

    Rainman's Brother: K-Mart sucks Raymond.

    Rainman: Yeah, K-Mart sucks.

    Funniest.. scene.. ever... [face_laugh]

  17. Mogook Jedi Master

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    Hey sithspawn, what K-mart did you go to? What area? Do they have any more preview figures left? Any one else have any confirmed stores?
  18. sithspawn35 Jedi Knight

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    I found them at the Kmart on Rt. 50 In Salisbury, MD (about a half hour from Ocean City.
  19. Mogook Jedi Master

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    That's a ways from me, I'll have to try my luck with ebay.
  20. TheBeatlesForce Jedi Padawan

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    Has anyone seen them around the Pikesville-Owings Mills-Towson area? The only Wal-Mart I know of is really, really bad. They have nothing. I dont want to buy them at inflated prices on eBay, so if anyone sees them, let me know.
  21. Mogook Jedi Master

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    I haven't seem them at all in any store. But some of the other members have had better luck. Hopefully they can help you.
  22. MuttandSolo Jedi Master

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    As of Saturday, March 30, the Toys R Us of Waldorf, MD, has all four (4) preview figures and the AT-ST/Paploo speeder bike set. The store is located at the St. Charles Town Mall in Waldorf, Rt. 301 South of the Beltway (about 15-20 minutes drive). Mogook, use the Force and run, run to Waldorf, run to Waldorf.
  23. DRK_HLMT Force Ghost

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    I went to the TRU at LAurel but they didn't have any preview figures, but they did have the AT-ST/Paploo set which I bought.
  24. Mogook Jedi Master

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    Mutt, thanks for the update!!! Hey, I'll have classes tomorrow, but I should be home around 4:30. If it's not too much trouble, too far from you, could you tell me if TRU still has the figures before that time?
  25. MuttandSolo Jedi Master

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    That's going to be impossible for me. Saturday when I was there (still looking for BoShek) they had quite a stocking of all four figures
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