Buff, NY TRU Midnight Clones Release 7/25

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  1. JediXXL Force Ghost

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    TARKIN: You would prefer another city? A military target? Then name the system!
  2. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    I just called the store (twice) and it rang.......and rang.........and rang. Either they are int he middle of a robbery or there is a power outage (or any number of other things) near the store preventing them from hearing the phone or picking it up.

    I will try again and send an email as well.

    Part of me is thinking of just lining up in costume...[face_devil]
  3. myhale99 Force Ghost

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    Yeah, I know. My son, William - the Lego conisseur that he is - wants a Republic Gunship Lego kit. So that's where part of my AT-TE $$ is going. There's always my birthday in Novemeber ya'know. ;)
  4. myhale99 Force Ghost

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    Absolutely! But I get to push the landing platform button.
  5. MakanPyralis Force Ghost

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    Thats how things are there. Thats why I wanna go talk to him personally...seeing how this is tonight, are we going to do anything? ((meaning just showing up in costume?))

    I was thinking, if people don't know we are going to be there...should we still go? I mean how many parents are going to take their kids to the store at midnight to be star wars toys? This is really aimed for the older collectors more then kids....
  6. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    Update!

    Just called TRU. Bernie is off today but he spoke with another manager. We are back to having approval to appear. We can change inside the store and we need to arrive at edit: 10:45.

    The store has no clue what is going on and has no idea how many people to expect. I advised that they are are the only store opening at midnight from here to Rochester. I think I scared the manager.
  7. jedijaime Force Ghost

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    good news Jason got called off!! He'll be there 2.
  8. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    That's good that he can make the event....bad that he'll lose out on money.

  9. jedijaime Force Ghost

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    he needs a little break from there. he's been working his butt off.
  10. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    Has anyone heard from Eli?
  11. jedijaime Force Ghost

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    nope did u try sendin him a pm
  12. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    The more I think about it, let's meet at 10:45
  13. MakanPyralis Force Ghost

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    ok. so costume wise, what are you going as chris?
  14. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    I haven't had the time to fix up my snowy, so all I'm left with is Vader right now.
  15. longbino Jedi Knight

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    Wish I could say the same! I got the opposite and was called in tonight:mad:
    They decided to extend our gas card promotion through Sat. so it looks like I am getting the shaft again.

    Probably wont make it there sorry guys I was really looking forward to it. I will keep trying to get a replacement for me though at work. Looks like I will be hanging out in the parking lots at Wal Mart and Target in the AM.
  16. jedijason8080 Jedi Master

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  17. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    Aaron, you march in there and tell the Chief that Darth Vader commands he give you the night off!!!

  18. JediKnightLisa Force Ghost

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    :( Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it tonight- I've been sick since yesterday and I had to go to work today. Thought I may be better by now. :( Plus I just found out that Rob has something planned tonight as well, so the sitter is bye-bye. SORRY! Wish I could have made it.

  19. DarthMayer Jedi Master

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    Would anyone be able to give me a ride?
  20. longbino Jedi Knight

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    Lol. I wish I had that power. Hope it all went well for thoswe that made it. I hope I fare OK tomorrow in the AM
  21. jedijason8080 Jedi Master

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    Its always fun to change in the parking lot. And [face_sick] puke a little from the smell of your costume!!
  22. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    It's going in the wash today...and tomorrow...and once more before I wear it again!

    Changing in the parking lot was not much fun, but the store really made it up to us with the crazy discounts and boxes of free stuff!!

    Dan, I have your Grevious

  23. longbino Jedi Knight

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    Glad it worked out for you guys ! A discount ? awesome! What free stuff did you end up with?

    I got home from work at 6AM didnt sleep and went right out to get the stuff I wanted. It was nice cause the stores opening were staggered, Walmart at 7, Target at 8 and TRU at 9. It was a little busy at Target over their exclusive Clone Commander. Wal mart was not bad at all there were like 5 - 7 people there for Star Wars stuff. They easily had the most inventory and the best price by a dollar on figures and by $10 on the Falcon.

    I was a little dissipointed by the way things were selling though. Back at Walmart at 12 they had not sold 1 Falcon and only one 1 AT-TE. Obviously TRU was out of them but they had a ton a figures and I walked right in and got a Greivous with no problem. And why is a basic figure with no clam shell or anything else $10 dollars?

    Oh well I guess its just that no matter how sweet these toys are I think that they are really overpriced. I can get a complete vintage Falcon MIB for less than $150. People are starting to realize that a lot of this stuff isn't rare its massed produced and in large quantities will be available for a long time. I was able to get everything I wanted but passed on a PAdme at Walmart and cant find one now. It was the only one I saw there it is probably short packed. None the less I am having lots of fun with the few figures that I opened, and Nolan had fun fighting and pushing at Target to get his Obi Wan in trooper gear! Gotta start em early:oops:
  24. JediXXL Force Ghost

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  25. SirAntlers Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm iffy but I want to do this.....I'll let you know in the next few days...
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