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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:39 pm 
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Where did all the Force Unleashed go?
Seriously, I've been looking at finishing off my set, due to a lost order, and FU is very thin on the ground. I even checked out the sponsors websites and the numbers of FU pieces in stock were very low.

Was FU only released in a small amount? Was FU that popular it's nearly sold out? Or was it the other way around and people did not buy it due to the Huge price hike?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:50 pm 
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no idea, ive seen that also. its not terribly low, but the stock did drop quickly. im guessing thats becasue its new, collectors want to get all the minis, some people want some of the new minis en masse (e.g Evo Troopers)

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Where did all the Force Unleashed go?
Seriously, I've been looking at finishing off my set, due to a lost order, and FU is very thin on the ground. I even checked out the sponsors websites and the numbers of FU pieces in stock were very low.

Was FU only released in a small amount? Was FU that popular it's nearly sold out? Or was it the other way around and people did not buy it due to the Huge price hike?

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I'll wager a wild guess and suggest that being an expensive huge set, many people probablly bought fewer boosters and have turned to the interwebs for their collecting needs.

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I've been trying to find the last few pieces I need from online stores in the UK, they're all sold out... it's more expensive than buying from the US, but I can use by bank Maestro card to pay (I don't have a credit card).

Damnit, I want a Luke HPU and Rauntaun...


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I've been trying to find the last few pieces I need from online stores in the UK, they're all sold out... it's more expensive than buying from the US, but I can use by bank Maestro card to pay (I don't have a credit card).

Damnit, I want a Luke HPU and Rauntaun...



I haven't found a Rauntaun anywhere out there on the singles selling websites.


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I'm waiting to finish up after LotF is released and the focus shifts. I doubt they'd have this short supply of total stock; maybe we haven't seen the 3rd or 4th wave yet.....

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I came into the game around the time of BH, so I dont have much experience with the availability of huge sets. Would it not stand to reason that since there are half the number of boosters per case, that rares are twice as hard to come by? For all those singles-selling sites, they would have to order twice the amount of product to open if they wanted to keep their normal amount of stock. Ordering twice the number of cases just for singles would really cut into their profit, would it not? This seems plausible as to why it is harder to come by the "Must have" rares in TFU


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I’ve had no luck finding a lot of the pieces I need via the internet, but I’ve been doing awesome pulls from the stores. I pulled a sweet Chewie/Rancor Booster on Thursday.
I’ve got most the VR already, but interestingly enough, I’ve had no luck with the Hoth Turret yet or Rebel Vanguard.

All in All it’s been much better than Bounty hunters an A7E where I got more Ayy Vida’s and Wickets then I did a lot of the commons.

The snow storms in the mid west had a serious effect on distribution all around the country. My wife and I went to target last week, and there was nothing in the store, barely any clothes, groceries, the toy isle was completely void of anything worth buying.

Finally on Thursday they restocked it again.

Also you may notice a slight trend with set releases, Where a month or 2 after the set, people have stopped buying from the stores and started ordering the rest of there sets from websites. At least that’s what a casual consumer does, like me. The True Hobbyists and gamers probably had most the set within the first 2 weeks of release.

I’d say in another month or 2 especially right before the release of LOTF you’ll see resurgence in availability again.

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Everyone should remember to check out our trade forum if you're having trouble finding those last few pieces.

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Don't forget to update your mini trader list regularly, as well:

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I'm having trouble finding VAR. I have found all the others I needed, except him.

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Actually I'm starting to get suspicious about my post, I've got minis, dvds & books on order all from different people, all overdue! :maul:

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I'm having trouble finding VAR. I have found all the others I needed, except him.

Send the minis along with Nathan next time he comes down; I still haven't traded him.

BTW, the only R/VR I need is Boba, Merc if anyone needs me to haul one away for them, maybe.

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I'm down to just needing the new Rancor. I can find it easy enough online, but I don't want to pay $35-$40 for it. I'm hoping I'll eventually be able to cherry pick one from a heavy pack, but so far I've only found a total of three loose boosters in stores and none of them were heavy.

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That's one chase piece I see for sale everywhere!! If it's so easy to get then why it is more expensive than Boba? (other than unique) They should have had one other piece that was really heavy and only an uncommon so they wouldn't all be cherry-picked.

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The Rancor is the one I really don't get. It's a "chase piece" with a large price tag, that everyone knows how to cherry pick? That really is the problem right there; chances are not good you'll ever find one in a loose booster, but there'll be some guy who just happens to have a spare he could sell...

This is why I don't trust buying loose boosters from a games store that also sells single. It's also why I'm very happy (and a little surprised) to have got a Rancor in my boosters I ordered from Amazon. All it takes is one guy in the warehouse who knows a thing or two...


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I still have a chewie from hoth and ozzal (lol and a ozzal and a ozzal and a ozzal must have been the most common R) spare. :lsfight:

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