|03-31-2009, 12:52 AM||#21|
Join Date: Jul 2008
This is exactly why I do not like the whole build a whatever concept.
|03-31-2009, 01:12 AM||#22|
Iron Grenadier Sorcerer
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: The Silent Castle
Stores ordered a lot of Sets 1 and 2. Those sold through (in some markets) and got replaced with more Sets 1 and 2. There wasn't really as much of a market for a second retail go 'round of Sets 1 and 2 and many of them shelfwarmed like the ones at my TRU, which never got 3, 4 or 5.
Some places didn't overstock 1 and 2, and got the case with 3 and 4. Those seem to have sold through but we're still left with the 1 and 2 shelfwarmers.
When it came time for #5, somebody at BroJob had the genius idea to make it 1 per case and I even think there was a Set 1 or 2 in it along with 3 and 4.
Then, someone at BroJob had the even more genius idea of packing the Greatest Battles 4 to a case instead of sending out 2 Best Of 80's/2 Greatest Battles.
So now we have tons of Sets 1 and 2 and tons of Greatest Battles. I don't think any of the Greatest Battles have sold anywhere I shop. Meaning every store has just as many as they had when they put them out.
I was one of the lucky ones to have found the set ONCE at retail and got it. I could use another Alpine but it's not necessary, and I bought a beam emitter for my second MASS Device here for $10, deciding I'd rather do that than end up with a second emasculated MASS Device if I waited too long and that beam emitter piece by itself shot up to the price of the set itself.
|03-31-2009, 01:43 AM||#23|
Cobra Peeping Tom
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: IN THE JUNGLE OF CA...
I'm one of the many that still needs the best of 80's pack. I have a feeling its going to show up on shelves, or for sure some online retailers will have them in stock. BBTS at least has the preorder for the bundle which includes the Best of 80 pack in it as well. So i'm hopeful that I will get mine sooner or later.
|03-31-2009, 09:52 AM||#24|
Mobile Missile Specialist
Join Date: Jan 2008
I've never seen one at retail. I pulled the trigger went it first went up at GSTG in November. Very stupid case breakdown of sets 2,3,4, and 5. it should have been 3, 4, 5, and 5.
There were, and still are, too many 1's and 2's. The first case contained 1, 1, 2, and 2. Then 1, 2, 3, and 4. No way should the last case have been what it was.
|03-31-2009, 11:35 AM||#25|
The Fighting 1/18th!
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Encino, California
I was lucky to get 1 off of HTS when they had them, and my gf found one @ retail for valentines day. Haven't seen anything since. Stores around here only have the random set 1 or set 2.
|03-31-2009, 11:43 AM||#26|
Father of a little Viper
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Columbia Missouri
That was about the same for me. I bought 2 from HTS, then while i was waiting for my order, found 3 sets at WM. I bought them and tried to sell them here but only sold one. I returned the other 2 and never saw any of them again...There was a WM by where i used to live that had a stack of dvd sets 1 and 2 piled up in 3 very large stacks that will probably collect dust for a long time...
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|03-31-2009, 12:31 PM||#27|
Join Date: Sep 2008
I've talked with a local hasbro distributor and collector's shop owner and he's chosen to sell all of his #5's on Ebay. He's got em, in the northwest, but he isn't distributing them, not even in his own store. He's getting double or more o Ebay for them all.
|03-31-2009, 12:39 PM||#28|
Join Date: Nov 2008
yeah man the way it was released was crap. you can blame hasbro for it. the case assortments suck ass. i found 2 at tru which i pieced out here. there were about 30-40 packs and out of all of them there were only 2 of these.
|03-31-2009, 12:45 PM||#29|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Bedford, TX
Saw the thing once in a Target but passed up on it thinking it would be available next time around. I know, I know... at least let me FINISH the cigarette before you put me in the sights of the firing squad....
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|03-31-2009, 01:03 PM||#30|
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i saw one out in the woods, it was surrounded by unicorns. next thing i know, big foot runs through and grabs, then the jersey devil flew out of nowhere and snatched it from him. it was unbelievable.
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