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What toys/figures did you NEVER see in stores?

Discussion in 'Collecting' started by Crewman6, Jan 13, 2003.

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  1. Crewman6

    Crewman6 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I used to have to use the internet or other scalper venues to find toys that I literally never, ever saw in stores...lately, I've just been too broke or too lazy to bother, but it still ticks me off that there are so many great toys that I literally never, ever had the chance to buy at "regular" prices...and I'm not talking simply about exclusives, either....

    off the top of my head, here is an incomplete list of stuff I've NEVER seen in real life...and this is coming from a guy who used to visit various toy stores anywhere from 15 to 20 times a WEEK.

    POTJ sandtrooper (any version)
    POTJ biker scout (any version)
    Sio Bibble
    Ephant Mon (Where are you?)
    Clone Pilot
    Target Accessory packs
    Admiral Motti
    Amidala Ascenion Gun (not that I'd want her)
    R2-Q5
    Death Star Escape Cinema Scene
    Mynock Hunt Cinema Scene
    ANY of the Episode 1 "holographic" figures
    Watto's Box Cinema scene
    R2-B1
    Naboo Guard (the red-outfitted guy)
    Vader (removable helmet)
    ANY of the EU figures, except Dark Empire Luke
    Ishi Tib
    Ree Yees
    R2 hologram
     
  2. Mr.Neck or Yarael Poof

    Mr.Neck or Yarael Poof Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I've been pretty lucky over the years finding some of the 'rare' items, but there are a few figures that I never saw in stores. Off the top of my head they are:

    Spacetrooper
    Jar Jar Binks (Naboo Swamp)
    Pit Droids (2 pack) 
    Queen Amidala (Battle)
    R2-B1
    Sio Bibble
    TC-14
    Biker Scout (clean)
    Ephant Mon
     
  3. Mara_Jade_Fan

    Mara_Jade_Fan Jedi Knight star 6

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    Feb 1, 2002
    - Watto's box
    - Ephant Mon
    - Acklay
    - C3PO and R2 Christmas set
    - Still haven't seen the trash compactor sets
     
  4. jawamonkey

    jawamonkey Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Aug 23, 2001
    you didnt see the c3po and r2 set? they were EVERYWHERE the week lotr TTT came out
     
  5. Droid_Runner

    Droid_Runner Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Sep 23, 2002
    Guess I'm lucky to have seen most, but some were in collector shops that want buku bucks.

    Have not seen the Ackley yet.
     
  6. Quickstrike34

    Quickstrike34 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Sep 27, 2001
    I've never Seen the Following At Retail:

    -Any of The Expanded Universe Figs from POTF2
    -The R2 / 3PO Holiday Set
    -Ephont Mon
    -Most of the Final Figs of the Ep.I Line


    For some reason, those Figures never showed up at Retail, though they all did show up at Comic Book and Colectable Shops for Twice the amount later on.
     
  7. Amidala Starkiller

    Amidala Starkiller Jedi Master star 6

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    Dec 11, 1999
    Ephont Mon (Saga)
    Palpatine (Saga)

    That's about it

    Queen Amidala (Battle) was a peg warmer here
     
  8. Legolas_Greenleaf_

    Legolas_Greenleaf_ Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Dec 10, 2002
    Ackaly
    Watto's Box
    Teemto Pagalies (though there was one at Target when my Mom went)
    Ephant Mon (like most people around here)

    that's all I can think of right now.


    EDIT: Sio Bibble and TC-14, too.
     
  9. JediJunkie247

    JediJunkie247 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Jul 24, 2002
    Ackley
    Ephant Mon
    Clone trooper with speeder bike
    C3P0 R2 holiday set

    That's all I can think of now

    Scratch that, I've seen the clone biker, but only once.
     
  10. Sithman

    Sithman Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Jul 6, 1999
    "Ackley"

    "Ackaly"

    "Ackley"


    IT'S "ACKLAY", PEOPLE! :p




    Anyhoo, half the figures you guys mention are pegwarmers here (like Palpatine, Teemto, and Clone Pilots were overflowing at TRU for about 2 weeks).


    Anyhoo, I never saw...

    -Teh Clone Gunship (oddly enough)
    -Acklay
    -Clonetrooper with Speederbike


    But basically I've seen everything (even though I only saw Ephant Mon once, and I snatched him up :D ). I guess it pays to live in a big city like Chicago... Lots of options.
     
  11. royalguard96

    royalguard96 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Aug 13, 2001
    Only figures I never saw: R2-B1, TC-14, swimming Jar Jar.

    Also had to go online to get Watto's Box. Other than that, seen everything else at least once, but sometimes only one time. I found the clean Biker Scout and R2-D2 with holo Leia once at retail.
     
  12. Sithman

    Sithman Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Jul 6, 1999
    Well, because I cannot find the Destroyer Droid, and the 2003 are already released and the late 2002 figs (like the Destroyer Droid) will be really hard to find, I'm buying my two destroyer droids online from Brian's Toys. :D Yes, shoot me, flay me, hang me up to dry, but I'm buying the TPM ones (I like them better) and they're only $6.99 each, which is what they cost in stores when they came out. :)
     
  13. BushiFox

    BushiFox Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Sep 16, 2002
    Sithy. You can get a much better deal at Ebay or Rebelscum for those things. Heck, I can hook you up with some TPM Destroyers...
     
  14. CrazyMike

    CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Dec 4, 2000
    Episode One toothbrush... I am still trying to find one.
     
  15. IrishThunder

    IrishThunder Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Jul 5, 2001
    POTJ Bespin Han
    Watto's Box
    Ep1 TC-14

    can't really remember other than that, but it's plenty.
     
  16. CranieAmidala

    CranieAmidala Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Oct 1, 2001
    - C3PO and R2 Christmas set

    ?[face_plain] What's that.
    Never seen or heard of it before
     
  17. saberwielder76

    saberwielder76 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jan 13, 2001
    Let's see,

    Eeth Koth
    RH Darth Vader(Found him MOC at the local swap meet late last year, only cost me $10.00)
    Admiral Motti
    Captian Piett
    Any EU figs
    Comm Tech Stormtrooper(same deal as RH Vader)
    R2 w/holo Leia
    12" Ep I Mace Windu(Had to order online)

    That's all I can think of for now. I am sure that there are others though.
     
  18. Darth_Stalker

    Darth_Stalker Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Sep 14, 2002
    I've seen several in stores that you guys have listed, but I've never seen ANY of these (not even once)...

    Skiff (Target Exclusive)
    Y-Wing (Target...again...grrr)
    Watto's Box
    Admiral Motti
    R2 w/holo Leia
    Leia (hood up)
    Naboo Security Guard
    Sio Bibble
    POTJ Mas Amedda
    Ree-Yees
    Amidala Ascenion Gun
    Death Star Escape
    Mynock Hunt
    Pit Droids
    Christmas Set


    Things that I saw ONCE and was too broke/stupid to get...

    Han & Taun Taun
    POTJ IG-88
    several of the EU characters
     
  19. fakename99

    fakename99 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Sep 26, 2001
    Ephant Mon - I have looked high and low to find you. I did get lucky and went into the KB Toys when they were re-stocking. I go there all the time so when they saw me they opened up the new boxes of figures and let me check them out. They have done this in the past for me. They like me because I don't make a mess out the figures when I am digging for the ones. Then after opening the boxes and letting me check them out, they leave the boxes there for other collectors to check out. It is always great to have a good relationship with the local toy man. I got the new Yoda with council chair and the new Destroyer Droid. However, still no Ephant Mon.
     
  20. fakename99

    fakename99 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Sep 26, 2001
    Roger - are you looking for the 12" Han & Taun Taun? I saw a bunch of them yesterday. Let me know and I will e-mail the location.
     
  21. Darth_Stalker

    Darth_Stalker Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Sep 14, 2002
    No, I find tons of the 12" Han & Taun Tauns at various TRUs. By the way, I picked up two Ephant Mons at TRU and I had no idea that they were so fard to find. Do you want me to pick one up for you is I see another one?
     
  22. fakename99

    fakename99 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Sep 26, 2001
    Please do. I can pay you back at the meeting.
     
  23. MrMarcus

    MrMarcus Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Jan 7, 2003
    I never seen the 12in Han and TaunTaun in TRU but I see the 12in Luke and TaunTaun constantly at TRU.

    One figure I have never seen in the stores was Padme Unleashed. Really pisses me off too. [face_plain]

    There are still a few GunShips at the local Targets, WalMarts and Toys R Us though.
    GunShip = pimpy :cool:
     
  24. Darth_Stalker

    Darth_Stalker Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Sep 14, 2002
    will do fakename.

    Just the opposite in the DC area. We have plenty of the 12" Han's but the Republic Gunships seem to have dissappeared about three weeks before Christmas.
     
  25. LittleGreenMaster

    LittleGreenMaster Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Aug 19, 2002
    I am Lucky in that I've Seen most SW Toys at one time or another if not in Chain stores then at Collector shops, BUT! Some of the Hard to find figures like R2/w Holo & Spacetroopers I have seen were at Comic shops for Ridiculous prices!! So I passed & bought online ;) Here's my list

    Target Accessory packs, Not One!!
    R2-B1
    TC-14
    Swimming Jar Jar
    Ephant Mon
    Watto's Box
    Teebo
    Mace & Tyranus Unleashed, Where are you Tyranus!! ?[face_plain]
    I think that's it, I'm also Lucky cause one my Good friends has picked up figures for me I've Never seen in a store Lots of times. He used to own a Comic shop, So he's got "connections" ;) :D
     
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