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  1. Alright, found out what I needed. Thanks.
  2. Guess what? I know this isn't the Voltron board. Guess what? There is no Voltron board. I alredy ask this in the Anime board and no one answered (figures, all they care about is Pokemon or DBZ). I'm hoping some TF fan here also likes Voltron and can answer my question. Anyway, I've noticed the Voltron DVDs started coming out. Vol. 1 has two versions, a tin case and a regular version. You would think, this being the internet, I should have no problem finding the answer but so far I haven't been able to. Both, store sites and the Voltron sites don't have an answer. All I want to know is: what is the difference between both sets besides the tin case and price? Any difference in bonus content etc...? Thanks in advance.
  3. I'm not sure where else to ask this. I know Voltron is anime but it seems many anime fans don't know much about the old stuff and pretty much only care about anime from the last 10 years or so. Anyway, I've noticed the Voltron dvd vol.1 came out. There are two versions, a tin case version and a regular version. I was wondering what the difference was besides the tin case. Any differences in the extra content? You'd figure on the internet, I'd be able to find this info out pretty easily. I've searched several sites, including stores that sell the dvds and the actual Voltron sites as well and I can't find a definitive answer.
  4. I think I overexplained this a few times. I'm not going to do it again.
  5. I'm not quite sure what you're trying to say. The whole point of the theatrical release of ANH not having the episode title is just that: that's how it looked when it was released. If you want to see the episode title so badly, go watch those various dvd and vhs releases you mentioned. Again, I'm not sure what you're trying to say about the ESB Hoth battle. The bonus discs are theatrical releases, the way you saw it as a kid. You should be happy but it seems like you're complaining about something. Personally, I prefer the 2004 releases with all the technical fixes. I do not want to see through cockpits or matte lines. I don't want to see ugly orange blobs under landspeeders. I don't want to see a giant puppet Sly Snoodles and I don't want to see Monkey Face, I mean, Emperor Palpatine from ESB. I've seen them my whole life, on all those VHS releases. I hope Lucas keeps on making little changes here and there, as long as they're logical. I think we all agree the Greedo/Han thing was stupid, but the technical fixes are perfectly fine by me...as long as Luke's lightsaber is blue again.
  6. That's how my Walmart is. They have about 20 Major Bren Derlins and General Rieekans keeping those pegs warm for the Winter. They did get some Greatest Battles in but they didn't last long. I'm just picture a dozen Wave 6 and 7 cases in the back gathering dust.
  7. KingJohnny


    Nice paint job, but I think U-3PO's colour is closer to gold than silver. It's not quite as silver as TC-14 but not quite as gold as C-3PO either. It seems like a faded gold.
  8. So essentially what I'm hearing here is "HA HA! I scammed Walmart with their own policies." Just watch what you say to store employees. Practically admitting that you're going to screw them over whether they like it or not can get you into a lot of trouble. All he had to do was notify the associates behind the customer service counter what you had said to him...and that would have put an end to the whole scenerio real quick. Whether YOU look at it this way or not, stores view it as attempted fraud, and that can potentially lead to legal troubles. Not a lecture, just a word of warning from someone who works as a TRU manager. Ok, I still don't see how I'm scamming Walmart. I wanted some figures on sale. It's MY MONEY. I do not have to buy them, but I WANTED them. I WANTED them for the price that was on clearance at a different store. If I can't get them for the clearance price, I DO NOT WANT THEM. Since I AM ABLE TO RETURN THEM AT ANY STORE, I did nothing wrong. I could have simply drove all the way back to the other Walmart and STILL GOT MY MONEY BACK. There were two associates there. Either one of them could have refused my request for a refund. SINCE THEY ACCEPT RETURNS AT ANY STORE, I walked away with my 20 bucks back. I also could've just asked for the figures back and went to the register and RE-BOUGHT THEM FOR 5 BUCKS EACH. As you can see from my brother (JoeRhyno)'s post, he did re-buy them. I GOT WHAT I WANTED FOR THE PRICE I WANTED. Again, if I was scamming them, then I would've been refused a refund but somehow tricked the associate into giving me either the figures for what I wanted or giving me my money back, or worse, doubling my money somehow. Since the return was accepted, I did nothing wrong. They could have refused me. The associate was visibly upset because he realised the flaw in their policy, not because he felt I was scamming them OR ELSE HE WOULD'VE GOT A MANAGER AND HAD ME KICKED OUT SINCE I'M SUCH A HUGE CRIMINAL. I didn't know that the clearance sale was exclusive to just one store (as you can see from many other posts, this clearance had varying prices from different stores across the country). I just figured the other store for some reason FORGOT to mark the figures down. How many times have you noticed something not marked down when it should have been, reported it to the clerk, and they re-adjusted the price? It happens all the time at all kinds of stores. It's not fraud. I was in the self-checkout aisle and there were people behind me so I just bought them for the regular price and went to the other store to get them to price match. I UNDERSTAND WHY THEY COULDN'T. At the time, that was not the case and since I could not get them for the price I wanted, I returned them because I am allowed to. It's not fraud. It's not like I stole them and then returned them. I did not scam anyone. It was not my intention. Walmart STILL lost out on 10 bucks because of their policy, not because of me. The smart thing would be for them to price match, even clearance items. Customers are supposed to be number 1. Walmart strives to make them happy and should always make sure that happens. Joey, it's weird that the Luke didn't ring up for 5 bucks because when the guy scanned them, they both rang up for 5 bucks, which proved I was not lying to him (in case he felt I was TRYING TO SCAM HIM).
  9. I didn't say release a case of clones. I'm only saying, quit making the clone/stormtroopers rare. 1 a case is not a good business decision. Make them just as common as the other figures. Again, I didn't say release a case, just release a little more than they are normally doing. Hasbro is not perfect. Look at all the Vaders clogging up the pegs. Vader is very popular now. I would say Vader is the most popular SW character. But, look at all the Vader figures. It seems Hasbro is trying to capitalise on this popularity but it's not really working. Who wants a Vader army?? Army building is very popular right now. Trying to guess they will be popular later when the TV show is on is a little risky. They might as well take advantage of the current trend and milk it. If what you're saying is correct, then Hasbro would be benefitting from the after market on Ebay and at toy shows. Since that's not happening, I have to disagree with you and continue believing what they are doing now, with short packed troopers, is a bad decision. It's catering to the collector. Are you trying to tell me kids don't want the troopers? I don't believe that nonsense. I wanted EVERY figure, even female figures,when I was younger. Aliens, robots, females, guards and of course the heroes. I wanted them all. I don't believe kids are so one dimensional that they only want the heroes.
  10. The stormies/clones are hot because there are army builder collectors, many of which do not want to pay high prices but just want to find enough figures for their armies. It's not a good business decision. Hasbro could make more money if they met the demand, at least. I seriously doubt the pegs would be clogged with stormies/clones if the demand was met. Not all collectors are willing to pay high prices for dozens of figures that are essentially "extras". As a collector, one who doesn't have a lot of money for this hobby and I know there are MANY others out there like me, I would not want to pay more than 6-7 for Star Wars figures, especially if they were for an army. Hasbro does not benefit from scalpers and dealers snatching up the clones just to sell them at shows and Ebay at 2 or 3 times the retail price. Hasbro did not create the army building phenomenon. Fans did. Why would fans abandoned a cool hobby just because they could go to the store at any time if they wanted an extra clone and not be worried about it selling out? From what I've seen, no army building fan has enough clones. If anything, they should release more clone and stormtrooper multi-packs.
  11. The Marvel SW comics were very popular. That's why the series lasted 107 issues. That's why the issues are worth a lot. Back then, before the EU, the stories were what took place in between the movies. I was in second grade when my little girlfriend at the time GAVE me issue 1 of SW. Technically, that was my very first comic book. I don't care for these figures. I'm not looking forward to seeing the Vader 2-pack keeping those pegs warm. For the people who don't like the shading: that's how shading looks in comic books. "Black" shading is blue, this is why Superman's hair looks blue sometimes, not because he's from Krypton. Supes didn't go emo or anything. His hair is jet black. The blue is shading. Chewbacca looks like a sasquatch with that shading. I don't see why Hasbro makes stormtroopers/clones rare. They should know by now that people like to army build. It would be in their best interest to make stormtroopers plentiful. It's not like they're the ones making the big money on the aftermarket on Ebay.
  12. That movie sent me out in the hall several times during my Speech class in 8th grade. My friend and I talked about the movie daily, quoting all the best lines and we couldn't stop giggling. One time, my friend had to stand up and do a speech and he saw I was hiding my head behind the person in front of me because if we looked at each other, we would start cracking up. Since he knew this, he started cracking up anyway, which got me cracking up because I knew why he was cracking up. Out in the hall we went! That was a good year. By the way, I failed that year and had to go to summer school to make it up.
  13. Ok, I understand, they were on clearance and not "on sale". The point is, because of the flaw in their matching price policy, they lost out on 10 bucks. Maybe they should match a clearance price of another Walmart, at least. If anything, they should not have let me return an item that was on clearance in their store but not another Walmart. Why did the other store not have them marked down? Maybe they were selling enough to justify keeping them there. Maybe an idiot manager? I doubt it. Except for the Lukes, Biker Scouts and maybe some Tusken Raiders, the Hans and Greedos basically became peg warmers. The Tuskens vary at different stores. I've seen most stores have at least one. The one that did have 5 dollar figures had one.
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