• Carbonite_Hydrates

    Wait until you see the movie or buy this now? Which would make watching the movie better?

    • Darth Janus

      I always preferred seeing the movie and then going to buy the toys. It’s actually a tradition for me that started when I saw ROTJ as a kid and left the theater wanting a Jedi Luke SO bad. Unfortunately, with Hasbro’s distribution these days, it’s safer to buy the stuff when you see it. Last year I opened the new TFA figures when I got them thinking there would be a lot of figures for such a big movie. By the time Dec. 18th came around, I realized I had gotten the only figures that were available so I had to get the AU Chewie after the film to hold up my little tradition. This year I plan on not opening the FO stuff until the movie.

      • Carbonite_Hydrates

        Great tradition! I like the idea of buying it to have it but not opening it. Who was your first figures Darth Janus?

        I felt burned by collecting after seeing AotC. (A movie I didn’t come to appreciate until later.) And from then on it was see it and enjoy the movie first. Then enjoy collecting what I wanted to collect second.

        I had three Return of the Jedi figures a few weeks before the movie came out. I was so surprised these were out in advance.

        The three were Jedi Luke, Biker Scout, and Emperor’s Royal Guard. Return of the Jedi might be my favorite movie ever. And while Jedi Luke is my favorite figure. The Emperor’s Royal Guards were always underwhelming in character potential to what we saw on screen – until Yoda crushed two of them with the Force in RotS. I found that so funny.

        But I’d never fault someone for collecting the figures first.

        • Darth Janus

          My first SW figures were Artoo and Threepio. I was around three so I think getting them might be my earliest memory in life. Jedi was only the second movie I saw in theaters after ET. I remember getting a Gammie before seeing the film. I wanted a Jedi Luke after the movie, but he was too HTF. About a week later my aunt found one for me that someone stashed on a garden hose in a department store to buy later. Biker Scout and ERG, along with the Luke are three of my favorites too, as well as ROTJ being my favorite movie. 🙂

  • TrueDukeStyle

    Can’t wait to see these on the shelves next the $50 Xwings still sitting on the shelves at WM here in CO.

  • Liam Higgins

    I’ll just wait until it goes on clearance at target and get it for 13 bucks like the first order tie.

    • Barney Dunn

      Already on sale $37.49 before release date. Sign of what’s to come. Clearance across the board before the movie even comes out.

      • Bombadgungan

        That sounds like a comment made solely for its sensationalism and not based on any reality. You’re fabricating a sign that only exists in your mind. The truth of the matter is this retailer is currently running a sale on *all* their action figures, not just Star Wars. This often includes the vehicles that accompany them. Even if it were a sale just on the new Star Wars items, it is not uncommon for a retailer to run a promotion on a new item to drum up interest before returning the item to full retail price.

  • Chris Lastovich

    Maybe I’ll glance at a Meijers tomorrow… Similar to Fred Meyer I think.

    • Bombadgungan

      I’ve never been to a Meijers. They may be similar inasmuch as Target is similar to Walmart, but they are completely unrelated.

  • chad

    Problem is my area doesn’t have a Fred Meyers.

  • General Hux

    One more report like this and I’m heading to Fred Myer.

    • General Hux

      Stupid me, I only have a Meijer store, I get those mixed up all the time.

      • Isn’t Fred Meyer similar to Kroger/Smith’s/King Sooper? We don’t have FM in my area either. or Meijer for that matter.

        • Fred Meyer is owned by Krogers so maybe they have some

          • Bombadgungan

            Kroger Marketplace may get them, but although they are affiliated with Fred Meyer, the planograms are reworked and may not contain all of the same items. They also each have their own planogram set dates, ordering and distribution.

        • General Hux

          They are kind of like FM, but they aren’t the same.

        • Bombadgungan

          Yes, as Ben stated, Fred Meyer is a division of Kroger as is Smith’s and King Soopers. I would suggest you try a Kroger Marketplace store if you have one in your area. These are expanded format stores that have toy departments and are very similar in layout to Fred Meyer stores in the Northwest.