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Ookk

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Walmart Exclusive Black Series Shocktrooper
« on: December 10, 2015, 07:55:58 PM »

Hi guys and gals,

I don't know if anyone has had luck finding this figure at a Walmart in Canada... and to be honest, I haven't. However, I ran into a former student of mine today and we were talking about the Black Series figures and he said that 'he thought the Shocktrooper figure was really cool'.  He had seen it at a Walmart a couple of weeks ago, apparently...  so maybe there is hope out there for those of us trying to track it down.

Eyes peeled!
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Re: Walmart Exclusive Black Series Shocktrooper
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2015, 08:27:42 PM »

I am wondering if he got it mixed up with another figure, maybe a TFA one? I haven't heard of anyone else finding one in Canada. And looking on ebay, all the ones on there ship from the US, so if there's not even any scalpers selling them from Canada then I think they never showed up here? I wish they would come, but I'm not holding out hope.  :sad0064:
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Re: Walmart Exclusive Black Series Shocktrooper
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2015, 08:31:23 PM »

You could be right...  I asked him a few times if he was sure - since it seems like it is pretty unlikely that they have been released in Canada - but he appeared confident that it was that figure... he mentioned the 'Battlefront' connection.  I don't know if he's traveled to the US recently, but if he did then maybe he saw it there... 

I'm with you, though - it'd be nice for some of these exclusives to be found on Canadian soil in any event! 
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Re: Walmart Exclusive Black Series Shocktrooper
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2015, 12:33:59 PM »

Well wasn't the Sandtrooper with the black pauldron labelled as the "Shocktrooper" in the original Battlefront 1 game (I don't know about SWBF2 since I've never played it).  Maybe he's just referring to the Sandtrooper then...
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Re: Walmart Exclusive Black Series Shocktrooper
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2015, 02:20:42 PM »

Maybe we'll still get lucky:
http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/content/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=16879

It sounds like maybe the initial shipments were rushed out for the Battlefront release. Now the main shipments are making it to shelves. It's possible they could still show up in Canada, just taking the slow boat to get here.

I might try snagging one from the US regardless though, just to be safe.
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Re: Walmart Exclusive Black Series Shocktrooper
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2015, 05:58:35 PM »

I got one from a friend in the US.  Unfortunately, cost plus shipping was still pricey.  It was $35US.  Which is why any small comic stores that sell SW 6" figures for $29.99, it's technically a steal.

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Re: Walmart Exclusive Black Series Shocktrooper
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2015, 07:48:20 PM »

Been a long time since I was motivated enough to pay US price plus shipping - I think the last figure I wanted that badly was the concept Anakin from the Saga line, many years ago. Wound up costing me almost $30 for a 3.75" figure.... but I loved him.  :(

http://www.rebelscum.com/TLC48AnakinConcept.asp

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Re: Walmart Exclusive Black Series Shocktrooper
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2015, 07:57:35 PM »

Been a long time since I was motivated enough to pay US price plus shipping - I think the last figure I wanted that badly was the concept Anakin from the Saga line, many years ago. Wound up costing me almost $30 for a 3.75" figure.... but I loved him.  :(

http://www.rebelscum.com/TLC48AnakinConcept.asp

I've never even heard of this figure nor seen it before (obviously).  Looks nice though.

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Re: Walmart Exclusive Black Series Shocktrooper
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2015, 08:05:24 PM »

Yeah, sorry to get off topic for this thread, but it was the last figure I "needed" for that entire run & I caved. When it showed up I was very pleased - if it had been a bad figure I would have been cranky. Maybe the best ROTS-era Anakin figure - too bad they didn't do his actual costume more like that for at least part of the movie.
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Re: Walmart Exclusive Black Series Shocktrooper
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2015, 11:52:15 PM »

So I spoke to that same student again today...  He reaffirmed that it was the Exclusive Shocktrooper and that it was at a Walmart...  But then I asked him if he had been to the US recently... And he said yes...and that it might have been there that he saw it. Alas.

Figures. Still, fingers crossed...
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Re: Walmart Exclusive Black Series Shocktrooper
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2015, 06:12:28 AM »

most walmart exclusives never come to canada unfortunately.
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