Star Wars Product----Crawling to a standstill?

Discussion in 'Fresno, CA' started by Jirin_Raman, Sep 25, 2002.

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  1. Jirin_Raman Jedi Master

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    :eek:


    Holy ****!! My brother is visiting this week from out-of-town, and it just so happens that he wants to head to Fresno on Friday. I think I'll leave work early, and join him on the trip.......

    Were there plenty of them, or did you get the few there were?
  2. Jedi-Finney Force Ghost

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    there were few... but i dont know when or how they stock their stuff
  3. jedivalens Force Ghost

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    unfortunately there wasnt that many. thats why i grabbed those. but like Finney said, we dont know when they stock their shelves. good luck.
  4. Jirin_Raman Jedi Master

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    There is still no sign of new product in Merced. I had a chance to speak with one of the guys I know at TRU, he is a stockman. He more or less told me they have cases upon cases in the back of the first few waves that they can't even put out, since the pegs are currently full. Until they get rid of those, he tells me, they won't be getting the new waves of figs. Damnit, I guess I'll have to get my Tatooine Attack Anakin via Ebay!! :mad:
  5. Jedi-Finney Force Ghost

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    i'm guessing its the same way at our target... we got 80 cases of the mace windu wave a couple months ago, and they have not sold anything! i'm guessing there is at least 40 cases left in the back room, lol... i'm sencing clearence pretty soon..
  6. DarksiderGeorge Jedi Knight

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    I guess that is what Hasbro gets for shortpacking and overproducing, eh??? [face_devil]
  7. Jirin_Raman Jedi Master

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    A big middle finger to the "collecting world", where jobbers short pack figures, and idiots run at 7am in the morning, hoping to make a quick buck off of a TOY. :mad:


    Collecting has gone downhill these past years, and it shows no signs of getting better.
  8. Jirin_Raman Jedi Master

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    In case any of you are/were interested in getting the 25th Anniversary R2-D2 from TRU, there is an article that supposedly has the final word over at Rebelscum:


    Silver R2--The Word is Out
  9. DarksiderGeorge Jedi Knight

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    "Run, Runner!!! LOL!!! Have you guys ( JediValens and JediFinney) encountered the "runners" before???
  10. Jedi-Finney Force Ghost

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    who here is getting that silver R2? i am for one getting 2, there are two TRU's here,a ctually one here and one in clovis... i'll be happy if i get one though... but i refuse to pay 50+ dollars on eBay for one! and whats a 'runner?' i probably have ran into them before...
  11. Jirin_Raman Jedi Master

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    The runner is the no-lifer that waits outside of the store each morning, waiting and waiting for the crack at running down the aisles, to pick through all the Hot Wheels, SW figs, McFarlane's, etc. To me, they are the Anti-Christ of the collecting world.

    I plan on getting a Silver R2. That info is still not totally confirmed, though. I'll believe it when I see the TRU "Big Book".
  12. Jedi-Finney Force Ghost

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    oh yeah, there are many of those people here in fresno! bunch of lame ass people who dont have real jobs, lol. they try to make a living by ripping people off at their little hole in the wall collectable shop. pathetic. i heard that the silver R2 is next saturday...
  13. Jirin_Raman Jedi Master

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    If you go back 4 posts in this very thread, I posted an article from Rebelscum about the Silver R2!
  14. jedivalens Force Ghost

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    runners = diabolical bastards
  15. DarksiderGeorge Jedi Knight

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    We, the members of FF, must act as the "Sandmen" to wipe out the Runners!!! MUHAHAHAH!! [face_devil]

  16. Jedi-Finney Force Ghost

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    well at least toys r us, is enforcing a 1 silver R2 per costomer rule... wich usually doesnt work, but at least they're trying something, unlike that celebration 2 thing with the jorg sacul... though i didn't go, if i did, i would have wanted to get that figure!
  17. Jedi-Finney Force Ghost

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    heyyyyyyyy for anyone intrested in getting the silver R2, and don't want to fight the scalpers on sunday morning... click here
  18. jedivalens Force Ghost

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    i think im just gonna get that R2 on amazon.
  19. Jirin_Raman Jedi Master

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    That's what I was thinking, man. The Merced TRU only got 36 of the Silver R2, and I'm not planning on going down there to fight the runners. Plus, there's not really $20 of crap that I want/need right now. I wonder........is the Amazon/TRU.com store sold out of them yet?
  20. Jedi-Finney Force Ghost

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    it doesnt say they are sold out... i ordered mine off amazon... though i was at tru today and they had some of the new figures but i doubt they will still be there in the morning, oh well i got my silver r2 thats all i want right now for my colection...
  21. Jirin_Raman Jedi Master

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    Did anyone brave the "runners" Sunday morning? I chose not to, but DSGeorge and his g/f did. Anyone else??
  22. Obi1kenny Jedi Knight

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    I got 2 of the TRU Silver Anv. R2s on sunday at the Merced TRU. And they had 4 new figs I need too, so bought those. Then had my gf buy a 12" Zam so I could get the second R2. ;)


  23. DarksiderGeorge Jedi Knight

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    Still no sign of the Clone pilots, damn!!!
  24. Obi1kenny Jedi Knight

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    info for ya:

    Star Wars: Anakin Lightsaber Collector FX Edition Prop Replica is now in stock.

    http://www.sears.com/sr/entry.jsp?sid=SEMAIL00000000000000&pid=05399281000


    I just ordered one of these, from all the reviews I have read, it is well worth the money. ($100)

  25. Jedi-Finney Force Ghost

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    i'd get one of those sabers, but the hilt is just too big, its like the same size as the toy ones you can buy at target...
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