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Old 03-05-2009, 12:15 PM   #526
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According to a guy over at Rebelscum, something in the neighborhood of 70 cases of TOD just showed up at Entertainment Earth. Seems like online is where any leftover stock is going.

That's really good. I'm amnxious to see what other e-tailers show up with them. I would say that several cases were broken and AFA'd for certain dealers.
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Old 03-05-2009, 03:29 PM   #527
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The Fact that there finally showing up at E retailers just confirms what I said. They don't make Tri-Logo Figures for Canadian Markets over the USA Market. They will show up and cheap. Also it is well to note this fact E-Earth actually lowered their Price from the increase. There may not be millions but there are plenty coming to some local stores. Happy Hunting everyone. Can't wait to post when I find them for $4.00 bucks or less each.
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:42 PM   #528
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Can't wait to post when I find them for $4.00 bucks or less each.
Your so sure then can you grab me one of each I'll pay double!
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Old 03-06-2009, 12:49 AM   #529
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Any TOD I would buy - especially the thug so I can finally do a great "Pat Roach" beat 'em up buff but chunky German Mechanic!

Do a fellow "Raven" proud and put that $$ where your mouth, err, typing is!

Would cost plus postage do - - huh? huh?

It's time to ask yourself, "What do you believe?"


Choose wisely!
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:11 AM   #530
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The Fact that there finally showing up at E retailers just confirms what I said. They don't make Tri-Logo Figures for Canadian Markets over the USA Market. They will show up and cheap. Also it is well to note this fact E-Earth actually lowered their Price from the increase. There may not be millions but there are plenty coming to some local stores. Happy Hunting everyone. Can't wait to post when I find them for $4.00 bucks or less each.


Uhhhhh, How is it that you think that since they are at EE that they will be found for $4.00 at a discount store? I think you are over-looking the fact that the production levels are far off from normal.

Let's say that EE did get 70 cases..That's just 70 sets of TOD figures and I guarantee that several of those sets are set-aside for either collector stock or grading.

We may all be surprised but I don't look for the TOD wave to be blown out.
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:47 AM   #531
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My biggest question in response was basically what petsnakereggie said above. How could they have made so many Tri-Logo figures for the Canadian market and UK market (correct me if I'm wrong here but I think the UK gets Tri-Logo cards) but so few for the US? You would think that Hasbro would make figs for the US market first since it's the largest, not the other way around. This is what makes me think that they're out there somewhere in some Area 51-type warehouse waiting to see the light of day.
And this is the source of my hope that these will be turning up somewhere, someday, eventually.

To claify something about the tri-language figs; the cards are generic to save money and my sources tell me that they were 'commissioned' from the remaining stock (repackaged) exclusively for Wal-Mart Canada. They were the only ones to receives these figures -- and were put out at clearance prices right away. Hasbro Canada has used this tact (with Wal-Mart) in the past to move stuff really fast to make it go away.
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Old 03-06-2009, 01:55 PM   #532
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To claify something about the tri-language figs; the cards are generic to save money and my sources tell me that they were 'commissioned' from the remaining stock (repackaged) exclusively for Wal-Mart Canada. They were the only ones to receives these figures -- and were put out at clearance prices right away. Hasbro Canada has used this tact (with Wal-Mart) in the past to move stuff really fast to make it go away.

Ouch. That's not good news. Thanks for sharing. May I ask what kind of 'source' this is. Someone in Hasbro, Wal-Mart.....?
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Old 03-06-2009, 03:25 PM   #533
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To claify something about the tri-language figs; the cards are generic to save money and my sources tell me that they were 'commissioned' from the remaining stock (repackaged) exclusively for Wal-Mart Canada. They were the only ones to receives these figures -- and were put out at clearance prices right away. Hasbro Canada has used this tact (with Wal-Mart) in the past to move stuff really fast to make it go away.

Les, the TOD figs made their way to Toys R Us as well. I did see Chief Temple Guard, Temple Guard, and Mola Ram. I wanted to get the one and only Mola Ram fig that they had but I didn't have enough money at the time. I also figured for the price TRU was selling them I could get two or three figs at Walmart. I did go back a few days later, but sadly Mola Ram was adopted by someone else. The TOD figs hit the pegs at both Walmart and Toys R Us just one week before Christmas here. It's funny, you go into Walmart and Indy is long gone, but at TRU, the Indy toys (whatever is left) is still selling at full price.
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Old 03-06-2009, 03:53 PM   #534
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but at TRU, the Indy toys (whatever is left) is still selling at full price.

Correction, they are still sitting at full price, LOL.
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Old 03-06-2009, 03:56 PM   #535
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They were the only ones to receives these figures -- and were put out at clearance prices right away. Hasbro Canada has used this tact (with Wal-Mart) in the past to move stuff really fast to make it go away.

Aside from repacking, isn't that what Hasbro did with POTF2 Star Wars figures through KB toys around the turn of the century? ('99-'00).
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Old 03-06-2009, 04:48 PM   #536
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Correction, they are still sitting at full price, LOL.

Correction again, peg-warming at full price!
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Old 03-08-2009, 06:49 PM   #537
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To claify something about the tri-language figs; the cards are generic to save money and my sources tell me that they were 'commissioned' from the remaining stock (repackaged) exclusively for Wal-Mart Canada. They were the only ones to receives these figures -- and were put out at clearance prices right away. Hasbro Canada has used this tact (with Wal-Mart) in the past to move stuff really fast to make it go away.

Much like the old Kenner SW Canadian Multi packs right? I never considered Hasbro finishing off orders in canada with un-sold stock but it makes sense. It also clears up the question of timing too.
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Old 03-08-2009, 06:54 PM   #538
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Ouch. That's not good news. Thanks for sharing. May I ask what kind of 'source' this is. Someone in Hasbro, Wal-Mart.....?


Les and I and someone else that I forget ( sorry ) have been telling information from inside of Hasbro, Retailers, and so on for a while. So, don't be surprised if Les didn't get it from both sources.

so, just to clear things up with the new members that the information that is told is accurate and can be a good lead for you.

Ahhhh Les, remember the good old days a year ago when we were just getting the Indy figures from Hong Kong And when Hasbro / Lucasfilm about got us for showing the Monopoly game before it was announced? LOL!! we will have those days again I'm sure
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:57 AM   #539
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Hasbro Indy squatters!

I find this kinda funny, and kinda sad simultaneously. Apparently some of Hasbro's Indy line are union members. This is based on the observation that all they seem to be capable of doing is sitting on their butts eating donuts all day. Perhaps they're claiming squatter's rights. At any rate, they still lurk, perhaps at a toy store near you.

I refer, of course, to certain (not so) collectable Indy toys that can still be bought next to the newest toys, at least in my city. Take a wild guess which ones! Toy's 'R Us still has several Indy Adventure Heroes on one or two pegs. The lot that remains are all Belloq w/ the Ark ghost, which I thought were some of the cooler ones. They had one AH left of Sallah and the mummy 2 months ago, but that sold recently.
They also have several 12" Mutt Williams (t-shirt). Suuprize, Suuprize! One reason I'm sure these have taken forever to find a home Is that our TRU took till 2009 or 10 to clearance Mutt from $20 to about $14. I think they are now asking $9 as of Jan 2011. The other reason is that nothing says adventure like T-shirted Mutt and Belloq in bathrobes. The Adv. Heroes are finally $4.99. Not even half price yet! Take a hint
Also, Big Lots had several Young Indy, LC Indy, and RPG Indy. Now they are down to just River Phoenix, although that may have changed in the last 2 months. Big Lots is still asking $3.88. Not bad, but ridiculous in light of how old these are, and considering that I saw some Dr. Henry Jones Sr's (and others) for $1.00 @ Wal-Mart back at end of 2008, early 2009.

Just an update and continued confirmation on bankability of certain figures and poor sales strategy of certain retailers. I honestly think TRU doesn't even know, or care that they have about 15-20 toys leftover from a movie going on 3 years old now. And it took nearly 2 years to clearance them.
Reminds me of how in late summer of '08, Wal-Mart had extra room for figures and tons of pegwarmers, but only upon bringing to their attention did they open their backstock for me. And that's when I found multiple Sean Connery's, etc.
Just curious. Is anybody else still seeing these figures in regular retail, and priced to squat.
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Old 01-29-2011, 02:25 AM   #540
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I find this kinda funny, and kinda sad simultaneously. Apparently some of Hasbro's Indy line are union members. This is based on the observation that all they seem to be capable of doing is sitting on their butts eating donuts all day. Perhaps they're claiming squatter's rights. At any rate, they still lurk, perhaps at a toy store near you.

I refer, of course, to certain (not so) collectable Indy toys that can still be bought next to the newest toys, at least in my city. Take a wild guess which ones! Toy's 'R Us still has several Indy Adventure Heroes on one or two pegs. The lot that remains are all Belloq w/ the Ark ghost, which I thought were some of the cooler ones. They had one AH left of Sallah and the mummy 2 months ago, but that sold recently.
They also have several 12" Mutt Williams (t-shirt). Suuprize, Suuprize! One reason I'm sure these have taken forever to find a home Is that our TRU took till 2009 or 10 to clearance Mutt from $20 to about $14. I think they are now asking $9 as of Jan 2011. The other reason is that nothing says adventure like T-shirted Mutt and Belloq in bathrobes. The Adv. Heroes are finally $4.99. Not even half price yet! Take a hint
Also, Big Lots had several Young Indy, LC Indy, and RPG Indy. Now they are down to just River Phoenix, although that may have changed in the last 2 months. Big Lots is still asking $3.88. Not bad, but ridiculous in light of how old these are, and considering that I saw some Dr. Henry Jones Sr's (and others) for $1.00 @ Wal-Mart back at end of 2008, early 2009.

Just an update and continued confirmation on bankability of certain figures and poor sales strategy of certain retailers. I honestly think TRU doesn't even know, or care that they have about 15-20 toys leftover from a movie going on 3 years old now. And it took nearly 2 years to clearance them.
Reminds me of how in late summer of '08, Wal-Mart had extra room for figures and tons of pegwarmers, but only upon bringing to their attention did they open their backstock for me. And that's when I found multiple Sean Connery's, etc.
Just curious. Is anybody else still seeing these figures in regular retail, and priced to squat.

I haven't noticed the Hasbro Indy figures recently, but a local Poundstretcher had loads of the those horribly deformed 1/4 scale Raider's Indys (24.99 each I think - they also had 1/4 Star Wars Empereros, Luke Jedi, and Ob-Wan). These were once priced at 60+, but up close they look cheap and nasty.
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:05 AM   #541
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i just wished hasbro could come up with a way to get that last wave.
i mean come on and lets be realistic.
does anyone think we will see another indy movie?
as much as i would love another the fact of the matter is harrson and the bunch arnt getting any younger and unless the computer models can get any better i bet we wont. (please lucas and spelberg prove me wrong).
anyway maybe diamond can do a boxed set so we can put this line to rest.
and shut the mouths of all the ones who have them. i am sick of the dangling them at us like a carrot to a rabbit.
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