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Title: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: dangerlinto on July 03, 2019, 01:03:31 PM
What's everyone's take on the Fan expo Exclusives?

https://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-exclusives-san-diego-comic-con-2019 (https://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-exclusives-san-diego-comic-con-2019)

The 6" 40th Vintage Collection Fett looks great - will definitely be picking that up. I like that is has the old style Kenner look, since there are already a lot of Fett releases (the Archive one being this year).  I hope they do a 40th 6" just like the SW 40th .

The Luke Jedi Destiny Set 3.75" .  I'm repeating myself, but these are the WORST rehash of a classic look. I like the set, but god I wish they'd redo the look.  I might make a custom for this set.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but Luke as Stormtrooper hasn't been released as Vintage Collection... is there a super-articulated version of Luke Trooper I don't remember?

Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: Wedge1021 on July 03, 2019, 04:13:46 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but Luke as Stormtrooper hasn't been released as Vintage Collection... is there a super-articulated version of Luke Trooper I don't remember?

Yes, "way back" in the Legacy Collection (can't believe it's been 10 years now!):
http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/content/modules.php?name=JReviews&rop=showcontent&id=71

They also did Han the same:
http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/content/modules.php?name=JReviews&rop=showcontent&id=72
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: Darth Woo on July 03, 2019, 05:26:27 PM
I actually really want the Luke 3 pack.  I hope there will be some way to get that set here in Canada.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: skywalker1973 on July 03, 2019, 05:37:02 PM
But wait,  the article at the link in the original post is for SDCC exclusives, is FanExpo getting some of the same exclusives?
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: JediPatrick on July 03, 2019, 06:37:06 PM
But wait,  the article at the link in the original post is for SDCC exclusives, is FanExpo getting some of the same exclusives?

Hasbro did confirmed back in Celebration that all SDCC will be available at other official Toy Shows later that year and that included Fan Expo.

So yes, these should be available, like the Dr Aphra 3-pack last year.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: bobafett108 on July 03, 2019, 06:37:31 PM
they have had same exclusives that SDCC for star wars last few years. I know my brothers gotten me a few over the years
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: skywalker1973 on July 04, 2019, 07:16:06 AM
Oh man we never get the good conventions in Winnipeg  :(. If anyone's going to FanExpo and willing to try to help out on a Luke 3 Pack and rainbow Vader, PM me. I'll cash or trade to make it worth your while.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: dangerlinto on July 04, 2019, 09:32:37 AM
Oh man we never get the good conventions in Winnipeg  :(. If anyone's going to FanExpo and willing to try to help out on a Luke 3 Pack and rainbow Vader, PM me. I'll cash or trade to make it worth your while.

They limit you to 2.  Of course, they DON'T limit the number of visits you'll be making, so it's not a super hard limit.  I'll be going twice, for example
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: Imperial_AMGmobile on July 04, 2019, 08:43:37 PM
If anyone has an extra 6Ē boba 40th they can spare pls let me know and Iíll be happy to pay a little extra to make it worth your while. Thx
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: neospike on July 05, 2019, 06:35:16 AM
I need 2 of those Boba's.  One for me and one for my brother.  Please someone help me out.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: ambasah on July 05, 2019, 10:15:01 AM
Oh man we never get the good conventions in Winnipeg  :(. If anyone's going to FanExpo and willing to try to help out on a Luke 3 Pack and rainbow Vader, PM me. I'll cash or trade to make it worth your while.

The vader won't be at FanExpo. that is an EE exclusive. You should be able to order direct from them after SDCC.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: skywalker1973 on July 05, 2019, 02:44:52 PM
Nice! Thanks for the info Ambasah.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: neospike on July 10, 2019, 09:09:13 PM
Man, I really want that Sith Trooper...

https://www.starwars.com/news/sith-trooper-star-wars-the-rise-of-skywalker-sdcc-2019
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: bobafett108 on July 11, 2019, 08:42:44 AM
I am sure they will have it at the Expo to buy. they had the Clone Trooper one few years ago. I really want it to so I am so hoping I am right lol
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: ambasah on July 11, 2019, 11:08:34 AM
I have an extra DEALER pass for Sat and/or Sun. If anyone wants it (for retail cost) send me a pm.

You avoid lineups and can come to the show BEFORE it opens to the public.

EDIT: Sat is pending. Only Sun left.

Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: DarthMark on July 11, 2019, 07:29:02 PM
I grossly overpaid the Aphra 3-pack on ebay last year for fear of it being impossible to find later on. I hope the Luke 3-pack will be available as widely.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: IanToronto on August 09, 2019, 01:07:27 PM
According to the FanExpo website....Hasbro Fan Expo exclusives will be available at the EB Games booth. I guess there is no Hasbrostore this year. I see disaster happening.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: dangerlinto on August 09, 2019, 03:59:57 PM
According to the FanExpo website....Hasbro Fan Expo exclusives will be available at the EB Games booth. I guess there is no Hasbrostore this year. I see disaster happening.

Maybe.  In years past it was Toysrus that was retailing the exclusives for them.  Ebgames isnt that bad an option
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: headstone on August 09, 2019, 09:50:45 PM
What are the chances of there being any left on Sunday?  Not sure I can get there before that.  Really wanting to get the boba 40th but I fear that ebgames may not limit purchase .
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: darthric on August 09, 2019, 11:04:27 PM
According to the FanExpo website....Hasbro Fan Expo exclusives will be available at the EB Games booth. I guess there is no Hasbrostore this year. I see disaster happening.

Hi Ian, I sent you a message about the Luke Skywalker Jedi Destiny Special Action Figure Set.

Regards,

 :snowtroopers:
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: ambasah on August 10, 2019, 09:08:12 AM
I can get the lowdown for everyone but I believe it is one per person.

It is a shame TRU isn't doing it. Last year was perfectly executed. Hopefully EB will have a similar system.

The "hot" stuff will be gone by Fri or Sat. But you will likely be able to buy leftovers for less $ on the Sun.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: IanToronto on August 14, 2019, 09:51:36 AM
The following are the confirmed Hasbro exclusives....

https://www.ebgames.ca/views/locale/promoPages/landingPages/FanExpo/2019/hasbro.htm
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: DarthDerek on August 14, 2019, 10:45:44 AM
The following are the confirmed Hasbro exclusives....

https://www.ebgames.ca/views/locale/promoPages/landingPages/FanExpo/2019/hasbro.htm
Thanx Ian!
Just purchased my Thursday ticket... Boba Fett, Lukeís, and Red Sithy.....here I come..lol
Just need to find out Canadian prices on these.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: IanToronto on August 14, 2019, 12:14:20 PM
The following are the confirmed Hasbro exclusives....

https://www.ebgames.ca/views/locale/promoPages/landingPages/FanExpo/2019/hasbro.htm
Thanx Ian!
Just purchased my Thursday ticket... Boba Fett, Lukeís, and Red Sithy.....here I come..lol
Just need to find out Canadian prices on these.

I'm guessing....

Luke 3-Pack $69.99
6-inch Boba $49.99
6-inch Sith Trooper $59.99
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: dangerlinto on August 14, 2019, 12:32:14 PM
The following are the confirmed Hasbro exclusives....

https://www.ebgames.ca/views/locale/promoPages/landingPages/FanExpo/2019/hasbro.htm
Thanx Ian!
Just purchased my Thursday ticket... Boba Fett, Lukeís, and Red Sithy.....here I come..lol
Just need to find out Canadian prices on these.

See you there, Derek - we should meet up!
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: IanToronto on August 14, 2019, 01:55:48 PM
The following are the confirmed Hasbro exclusives....

https://www.ebgames.ca/views/locale/promoPages/landingPages/FanExpo/2019/hasbro.htm
Thanx Ian!
Just purchased my Thursday ticket... Boba Fett, Lukeís, and Red Sithy.....here I come..lol
Just need to find out Canadian prices on these.

See you there, Derek - we should meet up!
I have no friends....snif.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: Ookk on August 14, 2019, 04:49:40 PM
The following are the confirmed Hasbro exclusives....

https://www.ebgames.ca/views/locale/promoPages/landingPages/FanExpo/2019/hasbro.htm
Thanx Ian!
Just purchased my Thursday ticket... Boba Fett, Lukeís, and Red Sithy.....here I come..lol
Just need to find out Canadian prices on these.

See you there, Derek - we should meet up!
I have no friends....snif.

What am I, chopped liver?  🤣
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: dangerlinto on August 14, 2019, 07:25:02 PM
Is anyone else going on the Thursday?
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: bobafett108 on August 14, 2019, 07:39:10 PM
my brother is going from Thursday to sunday. I wish I could afford to go this year. but he is going to get me the exclusives for me fingers crossed
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: ambasah on August 14, 2019, 08:12:41 PM
you will be able to get them all online via "hasbro pulse" as another option.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: Darth Woo on August 14, 2019, 09:36:49 PM
Cool. I actually got the Luke 3 pack on Ebay for a decent price. My friend is gonna try to get me Fett on Hasbro Pulse. I would have got the Sith trooper if he were just a normal white Stormtrooper but I'll just wait for the regular release instead.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: ambasah on August 15, 2019, 03:46:28 PM
It looks like Hasbro Pulse won't ship to Quebec if anyone from that province was thinking of ordering.

you can get them all now if you have their premium membership. for everyone else they go live tomorrow.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: IanToronto on August 15, 2019, 05:39:45 PM
It looks like Hasbro Pulse won't ship to Quebec if anyone from that province was thinking of ordering.

you can get them all now if you have their premium membership. for everyone else they go live tomorrow.
Don't know where you're getting your info from...but they go live on Sept 09 if you have a Premium pulse membership. Available to everyone else Sept 10. Not available to ship to Quebec.  See details in attached link.Is there any financial benefit for having a Pulse Premium membership if you live in Canada?

https://hasbropulse.com/collections/exclusives/products/star-wars-the-vintage-collection-luke-skywalker-jedi-destiny-set
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: ambasah on August 16, 2019, 09:54:19 AM
I think they switched the date? Could have sworn it was today...unless I am smoking the really good stuff : )
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: Mandalore1988 on August 16, 2019, 11:25:15 AM
I think they switched the date? Could have sworn it was today...unless I am smoking the really good stuff : )

The date is still in September. For some reason they put the pages up early.

 :fett:
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: DarthDerek on August 16, 2019, 06:10:24 PM
Iím definitely game to meet up Danger, Ian, Oook and anyone else...
Letís talk next week before Fan Expo Thursday about meeting. :u:
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: IanToronto on August 22, 2019, 01:41:06 PM
Fan Expo Day 1.....don't forget to bring your Edge card. As I stand in line for the EB Games checkout, I was told that the exclusives are only 1 of each item per customer.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: IanToronto on August 22, 2019, 02:57:06 PM
They are telling me that 6 inch Boba Fett is SOLD OUT....I got 1 of the last 3....that's what they told me. The staff doesn't know if they will be getting anymore in later at the moment. I got an early entry because I have a 4 day pass...but everyone else will be let in at 4pm EST.

Also I'm hearing from the dealers that EB Games will not sell any exclusives to the dealers at FanExpo.....I guess to prevent scalping at the show.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: dangerlinto on August 22, 2019, 03:38:07 PM
They are telling me that 6 inch Boba Fett is SOLD OUT....I got 1 of the last 3....that's what they told me. The staff doesn't know if they will be getting anymore in later at the moment. I got an early entry because I have a 4 day pass...but everyone else will be let in at 4pm EST.

Wth.  Im in line outside!
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: dangerlinto on August 22, 2019, 04:07:59 PM
Yup sold out of fetts. 
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: IanToronto on August 22, 2019, 04:57:17 PM
According to the FanExpo website....Hasbro Fan Expo exclusives will be available at the EB Games booth. I guess there is no Hasbrostore this year. I see disaster happening.

As I predicted ealier....
If only I could use my powers for good.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: JediPatrick on August 22, 2019, 06:51:40 PM
So glad I don't have to hunt for this 6" SDCC Fett. Only because I don't collect 6"...

But I also had a "nice deal" from eBay for the Luke Jedi Destiny 3-pack... 95 CAD$ shipping included. From Asia of course. Because I just didn't want to take any chances having to pay the extravagant price of 125$ currently happening on eBay for this set... and because Hasbro Pulse who will sell the set for 50$USD on Sept. 10th (provided they're not sold out on Sept.9th once the Premium members take it all) will not ship to Quebec. Very cool move Hasbro.

Hasbro and exclusives is one word: HELL. Or maybe another one: CHAOS.

In fact, maybe not. I feel they do that on purpose. They probably enjoy looking at us struggling to get these exclusives. They laugh at us.

That's why I resort to buy from Asian ebay sellers like Tunghori. Who probably steal factory defects from their production facilities. If that can hurt Hasbro, that's a good thing IMO. Maybe we'll end up buying stuff directly from the Chinese production a few years from now. No Hasbro US and Canada to deal with anymore. No Walmart. No Target or EBGames. we'll get our stuff directly from production. It's about time!
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: Ookk on August 22, 2019, 07:24:13 PM
 :character0005:
Yup sold out of fetts.

Stomach-churningly awful. I should never have become a collector; my OCD and these exclusives donít mix well at all!
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: bobafett108 on August 22, 2019, 08:43:55 PM
I lucked out and was able to get all 3 star wars exclusives. brother got in early with his vip pass. he was saying he got one of the last Prime Ghostbuster ones. glad he was able to get mine too. he said same 1 per person which i think is very good. i hate when you see someone buy 5 of them and mins later they are up for sale on ebay or kijiji for triple the price
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: DarthDerek on August 22, 2019, 10:24:57 PM
I just got back from Fan Expo.  I was a 4pm runner to the Ebgames booth.  Like Ian and Danger said,  at 4:08 pm I was in the line to ask for the exclusives and the Fett, and Hulk were sold out for the day.  Guy said Fett sold out around 3:0pm , just like Ian said. 
So if your going friday, go for the vip early start.  They are holding back fetts for each days opening I was told.
I did see a couple vendors with the Fett , but not necessarily for sale, they just had a loved one grab them one.
HOW EVER,!!!!...... go to provincials for rest of story.." :P
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: neospike on August 22, 2019, 11:43:40 PM
This is the first time I ever went to FanExpo. Could only afford to go today what with the Presto discount. Took me 45 minutes to pay and get into the show, and was told he was sold out. :( He was the reason I went there at all. :(  I wanted the Luke set, but there was no way I could afford it.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: 66jedikiller66 on August 23, 2019, 09:29:42 AM
Does anyone know what the cost of the Luke Jedi Destiny 3 Pack is at the EB Games Booth?
I also need to know the cost of the Collector/Grandmaster 2 pack. (I know this one's not Star Wars but I thought maybe someone noticed)
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: dangerlinto on August 23, 2019, 09:51:55 AM
Does anyone know what the cost of the Luke Jedi Destiny 3 Pack is at the EB Games Booth?
I also need to know the cost of the Collector/Grandmaster 2 pack. (I know this one's not Star Wars but I thought maybe someone noticed)

Luke Jedi Destiny is 59.99 - 10% less if you are an EB Games platinum card member.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: DarthDerek on August 23, 2019, 10:01:40 AM
And the six inch Sith Trooper was $39.99
And Fett $34.99
Minus 10% with edge card.
They had last years exclusives aswell, 3pk Dr.AfrA and droids, and the 6inch Han and Mynock set.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: dangerlinto on August 23, 2019, 10:39:01 AM
And the six inch Sith Trooper was $39.99
And Fett $34.99
Minus 10% with edge card.
They had last years exclusives aswell, 3pk Dr.AfrA and droids, and the 6inch Han and Mynock set.

Yeah I laughed because a Vendor was trying to sell the Exogorth (Han & Mynock) for $135.  They were still available for less than retail!

I was able to acquire Fett today.  Through a combination of a small amount of luck and a large amount of unheard-of-in-this-day-and-age customer loyalty. 

I was also able to grab a couple of Vintage Collection figures I don't have and wanted (Orrimaarko & Dr Evazan), though I was unable to talk one vendor into coming down on Ahsoka. 

Artist's Alley remains the crown jewel of Fan Expo.  Leo Leibelman, Derek Laufman are my top two with some others who's names I can't recall at the moment being good as well.  I have so much Leibelman and  Laufman that I don't have room for it.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: IanToronto on August 23, 2019, 12:16:02 PM
Fan Expo Day 2....Boba Fett & Sith Trooper SOLD OUT!
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: DarthDerek on August 23, 2019, 12:27:21 PM
I heard The Fett was gone in 10 minutes, at 9:10am or something.
It opens at 10 for crying out load.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: dangerlinto on August 23, 2019, 06:06:57 PM
I heard The Fett was gone in 10 minutes, at 9:10am or something.
It opens at 10 for crying out load.

There are a couple of things that bother me about this - either:

1) If there are THAT few of these to go around, we are entering a new era of crap exclusive distribution.  Was not much of a problem before - they'd often run out on Saturday, but not before doors open to non VIP members!

2) If there are THAT many people who are soaking these up in Canada (even the GTA area) then why the hell are they not on these forums?!  We need to do a better job of spreading the word.  I think next Fan Expo it should be our goal to hit EVERY vendor selling SW toys (and I mean the ones with selection - people who would care about this forum) to spread the word.   

I think it's a little of both, but #2 I think is something we can do something about!
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: headstone on August 23, 2019, 07:33:36 PM
Yeah was completely disappointed with the fact that fett was gone before the general public got in and it seems like it was this way on both day and wouldn't be surprised if it happens on the next 2..

Did they have this issue as SDCC as well?  Or did Hasbro ship most of the stock to D23 instead of to Fan Expo???

I understand they want to limit the amount sold on each day to let people get a chance, but when you go right to the EB Games booth when the doors opened and you can't get one then that is bad planning on either EB Games or Hasbro's part.

To me its seems like its a combination of both since these will be available online on Pulse in a couple of week, which again will not allow anyone to get these if it goes the way of the Phantom Menace figures..

This is the first year EB Games has sold and i've never had an issue in the past when it was Toys R Us, so something has changed and not for the better.

I went to the Hasbro panel and it didn't sound like they were concerned about this when someone mentioned it sold out in 10 minutes, the comment was a joke about being "available while supplies last".

And the fact they are still selling the past years exclusives means the either over produced last year or under produced this year.  And since it was Fett, they should have known they would have had no issue selling them if they were working about leftovers again..

Really shows that Hasbro has no clue as to what people will or will not buy..
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: dangerlinto on August 23, 2019, 08:36:28 PM
Yeah last years exclusives were ho-hum though, and all were slightly to moderately overpriced.

 Fett has everything going for it - its Vintage theme, its proper price and of course, its Fett!

In retrospect its not surprising bean counters would compare to last year and get it wrong.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: IanToronto on August 24, 2019, 10:00:23 AM
Fan Expo Day 3....Boba Fett & Sith Trooper SOLD OUT already. My Deluxe Pass gets me in for the 10am opening. But everyone was being let in at 930am. I got here at 9:50am. Daily allotment already gone. Only Luke 3 packs avaliable. EB Games booth opened at 930am. Sold out at 945am. WTF.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: dangerlinto on August 24, 2019, 10:46:02 AM
Yup should have a VIP sticker on these Fetts!

But the fact the Sith Trooper is also sold out tells me that they didnt bring enough.  The sith trooper is not that great
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: IanToronto on August 24, 2019, 11:07:45 AM
Yup should have a VIP sticker on these Fetts!

But the fact the Sith Trooper is also sold out tells me that they didnt bring enough.  The sith trooper is not that great
Looks like it's made from recycled BIC 'red pen' caps.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: DarthVader77 on August 24, 2019, 01:06:05 PM
Hasbro (and other companies like Gentle Giant etc.) have been doing this for years. They limit supply to build interest and 'buzz' about their products. They did the same at SDCC and past Star Wars Celebrations since 2002. These companies aren't stupid. They know the venue capacity/tickets sold that are admitted to these events and they know the limit of items that can be sold per person so they can easily do the math. To be sold out each morning before the regular eventgoers actually get in is absurd. There will be more of these available at a later date. If you can supress the urge to 'buy-it-now', wait another 6 months to a year when the hype on these have died down and buy them for a reasonable price. The original Boba Fett will undoubtedly come with the 'Fett tax', but the asking price will drop from this initial period of hysteria.

I heard The Fett was gone in 10 minutes, at 9:10am or something.
It opens at 10 for crying out load.

There are a couple of things that bother me about this - either:

1) If there are THAT few of these to go around, we are entering a new era of crap exclusive distribution.  Was not much of a problem before - they'd often run out on Saturday, but not before doors open to non VIP members!

2) If there are THAT many people who are soaking these up in Canada (even the GTA area) then why the hell are they not on these forums?!  We need to do a better job of spreading the word.  I think next Fan Expo it should be our goal to hit EVERY vendor selling SW toys (and I mean the ones with selection - people who would care about this forum) to spread the word.   

I think it's a little of both, but #2 I think is something we can do something about!
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: Wedge1021 on August 24, 2019, 05:28:33 PM
2) If there are THAT many people who are soaking these up in Canada (even the GTA area) then why the hell are they not on these forums?!  We need to do a better job of spreading the word.  I think next Fan Expo it should be our goal to hit EVERY vendor selling SW toys (and I mean the ones with selection - people who would care about this forum) to spread the word.   

I think it's a little of both, but #2 I think is something we can do something about!

There's actually a fairly sizable group of SW collectors over on actionfigurenews.ca. I think because that site has a multi-license focus, it naturally gets more people in due to simple cross-pollenation between fandoms. This place used to be a lot busier, back when I started collecting about 10 years ago, but let's face it - SW collecting isn't what it used to be back then. There's not as much to keep the topics flowing here, so a site like AFN provides other lines to fill the holes. Which is sad cuz I feel like it also pulls in a lot of, shall we say, "grumpier personalities" - more so than we've ever had on here. This has always been a great site to just chill and talk SW collecting, and everyone has always been fairly polite and welcoming.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: dangerlinto on August 24, 2019, 05:46:39 PM
Hasbro (and other companies like Gentle Giant etc.) have been doing this for years. They limit supply to build interest and 'buzz' about their products. They did the same at SDCC and past Star Wars Celebrations since 2002. These companies aren't stupid. They know the venue capacity/tickets sold that are admitted to these events and they know the limit of items that can be sold per person so they can easily do the math. To be sold out each morning before the regular eventgoers actually get in is absurd. There will be more of these available at a later date. If you can supress the urge to 'buy-it-now', wait another 6 months to a year when the hype on these have died down and buy them for a reasonable price. The original Boba Fett will undoubtedly come with the 'Fett tax', but the asking price will drop from this initial period of hysteria.

I'll take that bet on 40th Fett.  What's a reasonable price?  If the past is any indicator, after the 5 minutes it's on sale at Hasbro Pulse are done it'll shoot up in price even higher in 6 months.  And then even more again later if they fail to release a non-foil version along with any other 40th ESB 6" Vintage Figures.

No, like other good SDCC exclusives (of which there are few) it'll stay very high in price indeed.



There's actually a fairly sizable group of SW collectors over on actionfigurenews.ca. I think because that site has a multi-license focus, it naturally gets more people in due to simple cross-pollenation between fandoms. This place used to be a lot busier, back when I started collecting about 10 years ago, but let's face it - SW collecting isn't what it used to be back then. There's not as much to keep the topics flowing here, so a site like AFN provides other lines to fill the holes. Which is sad cuz I feel like it also pulls in a lot of, shall we say, "grumpier personalities" - more so than we've ever had on here. This has always been a great site to just chill and talk SW collecting, and everyone has always been fairly polite and welcoming.

It's an OK site - but the SW stuff is really thin over there, and it's all I'm really into (that I can afford to be into!)
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: DarthDerek on August 24, 2019, 11:32:17 PM
Yup should have a VIP sticker on these Fetts!

But the fact the Sith Trooper is also sold out tells me that they didnt bring enough.  The sith trooper is not that great
100% agree!
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: JediPatrick on August 25, 2019, 09:00:08 AM
To me, this mess was made on purpose. They know what they're doing (100% agree with @DarthVader77 on this). They've been doing it for years and they have good marketing resources that can plan what they need in advance. And Star Wars isn't such a big deal anymore, it's not a retail success, fans and collectors are leaving the boat (or at least they've been putting their hard-earned money elsewhere to other high end collectibles like Hot Toys).

Just ask yourself: to whom this mess can contribute to? To the customers? No. To the exclusive retailers? Not really if they can't meet demand it means they could have been making way more cash if they had the stock. Well, to Hasbro: by creating a false scarcity, they improve customers interest for the product. For future products as well. They create a hype for Star Wars products in general. Sure, they're going to sacrifice sales on the exclusives, but if these exclusives are widely and easily available, even more than their normal product line for which we struggle to hunt thru retailers, e-tailers, secondary market due to poor distribution, why the hell would these be considered exclusives? In people's mind, exclusives are supposed to be hard-to-get products. I'm sure a lot of us collectors wouldn't even care for half of what's tagged as exclusives were not real exclusives. People are so predictable...

I'd say just wait. Wait and see. Patience, as Yoda said. All these will be available within 1-2 years at more reasonable price thru the secondary market. People who hoarded these in hopes to make big cash (I know there is) will be stuck with their overstock. They'll be forced to sell them near the original retail price.

And if not, then it was just not meant to be. And maybe it's better this way...

But it's really really frustrating. Waiting hours to get these products and getting back home empty handed is not good.  >:(
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: IanToronto on August 25, 2019, 10:17:59 AM
Fan Expo Day 4.....Boba Fett and Sith Trooper SOLD OUT! (What a surprise!)....Actually, the staff told me that the Sith Trooper sold out before the Boba Fett. I don't get it! I would have thought the crappy Sith Trooper would outlast the other exclusives even with lower quantities.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: DarthVader77 on August 25, 2019, 12:19:51 PM
Patience is a virtue - I've *never* paid a heaping premium for any of the SDCC or other event exclusives. I've had to wait awhile, but prices eventually drop. The Fett will always come with its 'Fett tax' but I stand by what I said earlier; wait awhile and the prices will come down. If you (and others) are impatient and pay the outrageous asking prices because you have to 'have-it-now', then prices will stay high until demand cools.

I'll take that bet on 40th Fett.  What's a reasonable price?  If the past is any indicator, after the 5 minutes it's on sale at Hasbro Pulse are done it'll shoot up in price even higher in 6 months.  And then even more again later if they fail to release a non-foil version along with any other 40th ESB 6" Vintage Figures.

No, like other good SDCC exclusives (of which there are few) it'll stay very high in price indeed.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: dangerlinto on August 25, 2019, 02:45:36 PM
Patience is a virtue - I've *never* paid a heaping premium for any of the SDCC or other event exclusives. I've had to wait awhile, but prices eventually drop. The Fett will always come with its 'Fett tax' but I stand by what I said earlier; wait awhile and the prices will come down. If you (and others) are impatient and pay the outrageous asking prices because you have to 'have-it-now', then prices will stay high until demand cools.

I'll take that bet on 40th Fett.  What's a reasonable price?  If the past is any indicator, after the 5 minutes it's on sale at Hasbro Pulse are done it'll shoot up in price even higher in 6 months.  And then even more again later if they fail to release a non-foil version along with any other 40th ESB 6" Vintage Figures.

No, like other good SDCC exclusives (of which there are few) it'll stay very high in price indeed.

Tell that to anyone who didn't get an SDCC Thrawn.  Not that you couldn't get one when you wanted to for regular price -  heck you could even get one at Fan Expo last year, but here we are two years after and you have to shell out ~$150 for one. I mean, I suppose you could just tell people to be even more patient...

... but if you were looking for a 12-back Vader, and 20 years ago you told people $200 was too much - be more patient, how would that have worked out?  Patience doesn't always work... otherwise collectible markets would not exist.   

FYI - I paid the retail price for my Fett.   
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: Darth Cujo on August 25, 2019, 11:14:47 PM
Some drop some don't.  Unfortunately there's no hard and fast rule. But generally SDCC exclusives are at the very least a pain in the ass but usually command a significant premium. If you have managed to get them all without paying much of a premium you are very lucky as that is not what I've observed. I've been mostly lucky and gotten what I've wanted over the years but sometimes it took sitting at a computer at exactly the right moment and getting lucky plus having help from collector friends and/or American relatives... it's a lot of effort to collect SDCC items without paying a ridiculous premium. Which I no longer have the patience for.

Hasbro must have some marketing data that says pissing off the majority of your collector base is outweighed by the so called "buzz" of a hard to find item because at this point I'm convinced they short supply SDCC items on purpose. However I know they left money on the table from me. I would have bought a number of items over the years if they were readily available but never got the chance. But again I guess the "buzz" is worth more than the collector dollars they could have earned. Sure they never lost me as I still collect but they could have had more of my money.

Black series Fett with Han carbonite certainly never dropped in price. I was patiently waiting for the carbonite block to be available at regular retail as Hasbro indicated it likely would. The blessing there though was I knew from the get go I would never be a completist for that line. So I passed on quite a few things I would have bought for completion sake. More money lost by Hasbro due to their desire for buzz. 

Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: ambasah on August 26, 2019, 09:51:05 AM
hi guys. as mentioned dealers were not able to get any...so the sell out wasn't from them.

I think the vip guys who were able to get in early each morning scooped up most of these each and every day...you were out of luck if you only bought a one day pass.

Really, what they need to do is only allow one per person for the ENTIRE show...not each day. All they would need to do is "punch" your badge after your purchase. That would give more folks a shot.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: Wedge1021 on August 26, 2019, 12:32:43 PM
There's a lot of people that bee-line it right to the exclusives at cons these days. I know if I was shelling out all that money for a 4-day VIP pass, I'd want some way to recoup some of that money too. Cons are getting more and more expensive to attend, so I cannot blame some people for wanting to subsidize these fees with some ebay/kijiji profits. It sucks for the people who actually care about the items though. It's this same "pay for access" philosophy that has seeped into many things - like the Hasbro Pulse Premium access, Amazon Prime, gaming, etc etc. Gotta keep the "plebs" and the "proles" separate.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: dangerlinto on August 26, 2019, 01:11:39 PM
hi guys. as mentioned dealers were not able to get any...so the sell out wasn't from them.

They were very good about this.  I didn't bother to put my badge on a lanyard and when I showed up they asked to see my pass.  Of course, I could have been a dealer and borrowed anybodys pass once inside - it's not like they are photo id.  But still - they were doing what they could.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: old man ben on August 26, 2019, 01:29:00 PM
I was in my local EB Games this morning, and my buddy there asked if I wanted to pre-order Boba Fett.  I said sure, but was shocked to find out they are quoting a price of $169.00 for him!
Does that sound right?  I remember they were trying to get $200 for the combat tank.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: headstone on August 26, 2019, 01:52:35 PM
The boba fett helmet being released next year will be $169, that is probably the pre order they were talking about, not the 40th anniversary one..
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: old man ben on August 26, 2019, 04:00:19 PM
Thanks, that makes more sense.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: DarthVader77 on August 26, 2019, 09:38:10 PM
Here are 2 SDCC Thrawns that closed on ebay for $90US and $95US (another example without the outer plastic sold for around $75US):

https://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-The-Black-Series-Grand-Admiral-Thrawn-SDCC-Exclusive-/133136555087?hash=item1eff8e9c4f%3Ag%3AhooAAOSwAVldOKaY&nma=true&si=jsJNLEj49hF6vtgjD1CiQaiHFio%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-The-Black-Series-Grand-Admiral-Thrawn-SDCC-Exclusive-/133136555087?hash=item1eff8e9c4f%3Ag%3AhooAAOSwAVldOKaY&nma=true&si=jsJNLEj49hF6vtgjD1CiQaiHFio%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-Black-Series-SDCC-Exclusive-Grand-Admiral-Thrawn-Mint-In-Box-/283586102206?hash=item42070c83be%3Ag%3A1%7EoAAOSwhkRdW1sr&nma=true&si=jsJNLEj49hF6vtgjD1CiQaiHFio%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-Black-Series-SDCC-Exclusive-Grand-Admiral-Thrawn-Mint-In-Box-/283586102206?hash=item42070c83be%3Ag%3A1%7EoAAOSwhkRdW1sr&nma=true&si=jsJNLEj49hF6vtgjD1CiQaiHFio%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557)

...a lot cheaper than $150.

The vintage figure example isn't an exclusive and 20 years is far too long. Prices initially dipped shortly after the figures were no longer available; after ROTJ, the figures were blown out for as low as 79 cents each:

(https://sslzone-brianstoys.netdna-ssl.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/600x600/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/img_2742_3.jpg)

I still say that you will be rewarded with patience after a *reasonable* timeframe (ie: NOT 20 years).

Tell that to anyone who didn't get an SDCC Thrawn.  Not that you couldn't get one when you wanted to for regular price -  heck you could even get one at Fan Expo last year, but here we are two years after and you have to shell out ~$150 for one. I mean, I suppose you could just tell people to be even more patient...

... but if you were looking for a 12-back Vader, and 20 years ago you told people $200 was too much - be more patient, how would that have worked out?  Patience doesn't always work... otherwise collectible markets would not exist.   

FYI - I paid the retail price for my Fett.   
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: dangerlinto on August 26, 2019, 10:27:44 PM
Here are 2 SDCC Thrawns that closed on ebay for $90US and $95US (another example without the outer plastic sold for around $75US):

https://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-The-Black-Series-Grand-Admiral-Thrawn-SDCC-Exclusive-/133136555087?hash=item1eff8e9c4f%3Ag%3AhooAAOSwAVldOKaY&nma=true&si=jsJNLEj49hF6vtgjD1CiQaiHFio%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-The-Black-Series-Grand-Admiral-Thrawn-SDCC-Exclusive-/133136555087?hash=item1eff8e9c4f%3Ag%3AhooAAOSwAVldOKaY&nma=true&si=jsJNLEj49hF6vtgjD1CiQaiHFio%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-Black-Series-SDCC-Exclusive-Grand-Admiral-Thrawn-Mint-In-Box-/283586102206?hash=item42070c83be%3Ag%3A1%7EoAAOSwhkRdW1sr&nma=true&si=jsJNLEj49hF6vtgjD1CiQaiHFio%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-Black-Series-SDCC-Exclusive-Grand-Admiral-Thrawn-Mint-In-Box-/283586102206?hash=item42070c83be%3Ag%3A1%7EoAAOSwhkRdW1sr&nma=true&si=jsJNLEj49hF6vtgjD1CiQaiHFio%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557)

...a lot cheaper than $150.

HAHA!

90USD + $13.70 USD shipping (I plugged in a 90210 postal code since he didn't ship to Canada) which is super cheap considering the size of the box = 103.70 USD or $137.23 CAD.

And you call that *a lot* cheaper?

Seriously.  Done with this discussion.  You just proved you can't even come close to the $56.50 CAD (with tax) anyone paid for one of these at Fan Expo.  Not even less than TWICE the price.

Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: DarthVader77 on August 26, 2019, 11:34:32 PM
We're talking purchase price. You said $150 - I'm showing you that you can purchase it for $120 (and even less). If you want to start adding in shipping then balance that with what you save without having to pay entry tickets to SDCC or FanExpo and I'm not even including travel costs to get to the venue either (the majority of people don't live in the city where these events are held). Factor that all in and it is cheaper.

HAHA!

90USD + $13.70 USD shipping (I plugged in a 90210 postal code since he didn't ship to Canada) which is super cheap considering the size of the box = 103.70 USD or $137.23 CAD.

And you call that *a lot* cheaper?

Seriously.  Done with this discussion.  You just proved you can't even come close to the $56.50 CAD (with tax) anyone paid for one of these at Fan Expo.  Not even less than TWICE the price.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: Darth Cujo on August 27, 2019, 01:53:01 AM
We're talking purchase price. You said $150 - I'm showing you that you can purchase it for $120 (and even less). If you want to start adding in shipping then balance that with what you save without having to pay entry tickets to SDCC or FanExpo and I'm not even including travel costs to get to the venue either (the majority of people don't live in the city where these events are held). Factor that all in and it is cheaper.

HAHA!

90USD + $13.70 USD shipping (I plugged in a 90210 postal code since he didn't ship to Canada) which is super cheap considering the size of the box = 103.70 USD or $137.23 CAD.

And you call that *a lot* cheaper?

Seriously.  Done with this discussion.  You just proved you can't even come close to the $56.50 CAD (with tax) anyone paid for one of these at Fan Expo.  Not even less than TWICE the price.
When discussing exclusives and their cost, factoring in convention entry cost and travel etc. is such a BS argument to justify inflated pricing and lack of availability. When someone goes to a con the ticket and travel etc is the cost of attending, not the cost of the exclusive and should not be factored in. I've always hated that argument since it holds no water. It's more like hollow justification of the exclusivity. 
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: DarthVader77 on August 27, 2019, 09:15:38 AM
I totally get that, but if you were just after the exclusive itself from the event, you'd have to pay the admission fee just to get it which is an additional cost to keep in mind. Whenever a friend picks up an event exclusive for me, I definitely give him more than just the item's purchase price because of the fact that he had to buy a ticket and wait in line to purchase it.

When discussing exclusives and their cost, factoring in convention entry cost and travel etc. is such a BS argument to justify inflated pricing and lack of availability. When someone goes to a con the ticket and travel etc is the cost of attending, not the cost of the exclusive and should not be factored in. I've always hated that argument since it holds no water. It's more like hollow justification of the exclusivity.

Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: jjreason on August 28, 2019, 08:12:10 AM
You the sellers are factoring in all those costs when they come up with the outrageous prices. I really feel that these exclusives should be made available on an ongoing basis through Hasbro's online ordering or toyshop or whatever - just change the packaging to remove the "Exclusive" badging & leave the chase for those to the big time collectors. They do damage to their reputation every time they pull this stunt with the super desirable items.  :crazy:
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: skywalker1973 on August 28, 2019, 04:35:57 PM
If anyone missed out on the Luke 3 Pack, it's still available at robotkingdom.com for 59.90. Or you can wait for hasbropulse on sept.10 when it should be $54. I just took the $5 hit and saved myself the hassle. Arrived very well packaged and protected from robotkingdom.com.
Title: Re: Fan Expo Exclusives
Post by: brianakarobin on August 30, 2019, 05:49:25 PM
Patience is a virtue - I've *never* paid a heaping premium for any of the SDCC or other event exclusives. I've had to wait awhile, but prices eventually drop. The Fett will always come with its 'Fett tax' but I stand by what I said earlier; wait awhile and the prices will come down. If you (and others) are impatient and pay the outrageous asking prices because you have to 'have-it-now', then prices will stay high until demand cools.

I'll take that bet on 40th Fett.  What's a reasonable price?  If the past is any indicator, after the 5 minutes it's on sale at Hasbro Pulse are done it'll shoot up in price even higher in 6 months.  And then even more again later if they fail to release a non-foil version along with any other 40th ESB 6" Vintage Figures.

No, like other good SDCC exclusives (of which there are few) it'll stay very high in price indeed.

Tell that to anyone who didn't get an SDCC Thrawn.  Not that you couldn't get one when you wanted to for regular price -  heck you could even get one at Fan Expo last year, but here we are two years after and you have to shell out ~$150 for one. I mean, I suppose you could just tell people to be even more patient...

... but if you were looking for a 12-back Vader, and 20 years ago you told people $200 was too much - be more patient, how would that have worked out?  Patience doesn't always work... otherwise collectible markets would not exist.   

FYI - I paid the retail price for my Fett.   

You can't compare vintage figures to modern figs in this scenario. Almost no one collected figures back then, which is why examples of figures i packages are rare and very much higher priced then when they were released. Now everyone is a collector and examples of MOC are so common that supply very frequently will eventually outstrip demand.

If you look at most of the show exclusives that used to be "hot commodities" - Jorg Sacul, CIII Vader, McQuarrie concept R2/3P0, etc. - none of them go for much more than retail now, and sometimes less. A quick eBay search of completed items shows that ones have sold average between $10 and $20. It may have taken years, but the prices have cooled off.