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Postby Ian on Tue Sep 21, 2004 11:18 am

Anyone else go out and buy them this morning? I was at my local Walmart at 7:20 this morning so I could also score a set of the exclusive toys that were coming out today. As it was, the lazy toy manager hadn't even put them out yet. #-o

Still need to pick up Battlefront. No stores had the PC version this morning. I'll have to hit up Best Buy after work.
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Postby Boba_Fett on Tue Sep 21, 2004 11:46 am

Ahh, my Wal-Mart bought, silver Wide-Screen version is sitting right here in my grubby little hands... too bad I have been sworn not to open it until my birthday on the 28th, a DAY after I'm back at college. Talk about a buzz kill.

What exclusive figures came out today? I saw this really bitchin 18'' remake of the Fett doll released a few decades ago (even had the vintage box, too cool). If that came out today, I might be making another trip... I have become pretty lax on collecting the figures since Episode I came out (too many spectators ruining it for everyone else), only getting the token Fett figure once and awhile. I still hold quite a nice collection of vintage 1978-1998 Kenner though ;)
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Postby hoxlund on Tue Sep 21, 2004 1:00 pm

mine shipped yesterday from netflix, you know i don't buy dvd movies

so im getting them today, i love having a netflix distro center in denver
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Postby BuddhaTB on Tue Sep 21, 2004 1:06 pm

I pre-ordered my WS set from DeepDiscountDVD.com when they had a 20% off coupon code back in May. It was shipped out last week, so I assume it'll arrive today or later this week. Not bad for $33.50 shipped. :D


Ian, what special toys were released today?
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Postby Ian on Tue Sep 21, 2004 1:08 pm

Boba_Fett wrote:What exclusive figures came out today?


A bunch of 3 packs (well one 4 pack.. R2 doesn't count) with DVD like packaging. The figures in the packs aren't new.

I saw this really bitchin 18'' remake of the Fett doll released a few decades ago (even had the vintage box, too cool).


You talking about the 12" OTC Fett that came out a little while ago? He's pretty slick, but not worth $30 IMO.

I have become pretty lax on collecting the figures since Episode I came out (too many spectators ruining it for everyone else)


Me too. There are too many people out there trying to make a buck off collectors. You've got people that don't even like the toys, running out of stores with carts or cases full of figures just so they can put them on eBay. Thankfully, Transformer collecting hasn't gotten like that (yet).
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Postby Ian on Tue Sep 21, 2004 1:12 pm

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Postby Ian on Tue Sep 21, 2004 1:16 pm

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Postby Boba_Fett on Tue Sep 21, 2004 2:05 pm

That Fett has been out for a few months!? D'oh. Goes to show you how up I am on the SW figure scene nowadays...

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Postby Ian on Tue Sep 21, 2004 2:49 pm

Gah.. forget about eBay. Go to KMart. They have 25% off this week.
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Postby aviationwiz on Tue Sep 21, 2004 4:12 pm

Ordered from Amazon back in March, shipped Monday via UPS Ground, will be in Wednesday guaranteed.
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Sep 21, 2004 4:54 pm

LOL just yesterday and the day before i saw again all 3 movies on VCR.

how much does the DVD set cost?
here in Israel i saw it (at our video rental shop) for 300 NIS = $66 roughly.
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Postby Boba_Fett on Tue Sep 21, 2004 5:47 pm

I believe the MSRP (is that the correct acronym?) for the Original Star Wars Triology DVDs in the US is a ludicrous $70 something dollars. It was at my Wal-Mart here in bland Oregon for $48.00.
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Postby aviationwiz on Tue Sep 21, 2004 6:51 pm

I paid $44.97 shipped. Shipping was $2.98, I paid that $2.98 for shipping, because Free shipping was too slow for my impatient self. Free shipping would have been $41.99 shipped.
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Postby Ian on Wed Sep 22, 2004 12:23 am

I picked up Battlefront after work. The damn installer doesn't work right. I had to visit their tech support sight and eventually copy 2 of the 3 CD's to my hard drive to be able to install the game. Sigh.. you'd think they could at least make the installer bug free.
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Postby BuddhaTB on Wed Sep 22, 2004 2:06 am

I received my boxed set today. Came in perfect condition too.

During my lunch break, I went to check out Wal-Mart and I saw the Star Wars boxed toy set. There was only one tho and they looked rather cheap, so I didn't bother buying it.

I also saw some other Star Wars figures, but they had a plastic case over some retro looking card backing. But I quickly put them down when I saw the price tag of $9.83. :o
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Postby Bhairav on Wed Sep 22, 2004 7:40 am

Ian wrote:I picked up Battlefront after work. The damn installer doesn't work right. I had to visit their tech support sight and eventually copy 2 of the 3 CD's to my hard drive to be able to install the game. Sigh.. you'd think they could at least make the installer bug free.


Lotsa people over at the [H] Games Forum are complaining about this too. They seem to be having problems with emulation software as well.
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Postby Boba_Fett on Wed Sep 22, 2004 7:18 pm

BuddhaTB wrote:I also saw some other Star Wars figures, but they had a plastic case over some retro looking card backing. But I quickly put them down when I saw the price tag of $9.83. :o


I saw those today too. Those cardbacks (the front anyway) were from the original insanely collectable Kenner 3-3/4'' action figure line. I got a good laugh out of seeing them with the newly sculpted figures inside.

Oh, my Wal-Mart droped the price of both Wide-Screen and Full-Screen editions to $34.99... So of course I got a refund for my old set and rebought it ;)
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Postby Ian on Wed Sep 22, 2004 8:24 pm

BuddhaTB wrote:I also saw some other Star Wars figures, but they had a plastic case over some retro looking card backing. But I quickly put them down when I saw the price tag of $9.83. :o


These are the vintage original trilogy collection figures (VOTC to collectors). The newer figures are worth their weight in gold. Stores can't even keep them on the shelves around here.
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Postby RoyHarv on Thu Sep 23, 2004 4:10 pm

A couple of the reviews on Amazon mention a problem playing one of the disks:

"Then I put in A New Hope and 57 minutes into the movie, it paused and restarted from the beginning. I went to chapter 27 and reversed it to a little bit after the error and it did it again. I returned it today and the lady said "Oh, another one". Apparently somebody else had the same problem I did but on A New Hope and Empire. However, the exchanged version of A New Hope did not have the same problem. Beware! Watch all 3 movies before you throw away your receipt."
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Postby hoxlund on Thu Sep 23, 2004 5:48 pm

my netflix versions burned fine, watched em too, play great
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