Monday, July 28, 2008

Star Wars Action Figures - Clone Wars

Updated Post on 20 August 2008, 26 August 2008, 1 September 2008, 10 December 2009

Star Wars - Clone Wars Action Figures
I am glad that I was able to get these Clone Wars Action Figures that has the "1st day of issue" sticker on it. The Star Wars logo on card is also printed in shiny metallic blue.
Although my feets are still a little painful from the walking around searching for these on 26 July 08...I still think it's worth it!
I started collecting Star Wars only from year 2006, like a delay timer and started when all the 6 epsiodes were finished...all the midnight events.... Gone!!!
These set of Action Figures will be very special to me because I've finally got something before the Movie's out...Got to go to a midnight launch, get the AF on the 1st day...etc.
As a Star Wars fan it's something like a adventure!
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Anakin Skywalker - No. 1
Theme : The Clone Wars (w/ 1st day of issue sticker)
Year : 2008

Obi-Wan Kenobi - No. 2
Theme : The Clone Wars (w/ 1st day of issue sticker)
Year : 2008

Yoda - No. 3
Theme : The Clone Wars (w/ 1st day of issue sticker)
Year : 2008

Captain Rex - No. 4
Theme : The Clone Wars (w/ 1st day of issue sticker)
Year : 2008

Clone Trooper - No. 5
Theme : The Clone Wars (w/ 1st day of issue sticker)
Year : 2008

General Grievous - No. 6
Theme : The Clone Wars (w/ 1st day of issue sticker)
Year : 2008

Battle Driod - No. 7
Theme : The Clone Wars (w/ 1st day of issue sticker)
Year : 2008

R2D2 - No. 8
Theme : The Clone Wars (w/ 1st day of issue sticker)
Year : 2008

General Griveous - Holographic Blue
Theme : The Clone Wars (w/ 1st day of issue sticker)
Year : 2008
A free Action Figures given at the Midnight Launch for purhases above S$150.00.
The figure is the same as Clone Wars Action Figures No. 6 except for the color.

Post Additions on 20 August 2008 :
Commander Fox
Theme : Clone Wars
Year : 2008
It's a super nice Action figure but I don't see the need to have this Commander Fox figure to be in a clamshell and charging us collectors more money with it...
It's a action figure with the same Clone Wars card!!!

Updated Post on 26 August 2008 :
Released Date : 2008
Total Action Figures : 18 nos (Some AF are not released yet)
Make : Hasbro

No. 1 - Anakin Skywalker
No. 2 - Obi-Wan Kenobi
No. 3 - Yoda
No. 4 - Captain Rex
No. 5 - Clone Trooper
No. 6 - General Grievous
No. 7 - Federation Battle Droid
No. 8 - R2-D2
No. 9 - Ahsoka Tano
No. 10 - Clone Commander Cody
No. 11 - Clone Pilot Oddball
No. 12 - Super Battle Droid
No. 13 - Count Dooku
No. 14 - Plo Koon
No. 15 - Asaaj Ventress
No. 16 - C-3PO
No. 17 - Destroyer Droid
No. 18 - IG-86 Assassin Droid

Post Additions on 1 September 2008 :
501st Clone Trooper
Theme : Clone Wars
Year : 2008
This figure is priced the same price as the Commander Fox (see above).
But worse!!! Don't even have a clamshell case!
I'm really very displeased with all the price hikes.
Anyway, I think I'll probably quit this Hasbro collecting hobby soon.
Prices are just getting more and more ridiculous here in Singapore.

Post Additions on 10 December 2009:

Clone Trooper w/ Space Gear - No. 23
Theme : Clone Wars
Year : 2008

R3-s6 Goldie - No. 21
Theme : Clone Wars
Year : 2008

Clone Commander Cody - No. 10
Theme : Clone Wars
Year : 2008

Clone Pilot Oddball - No. 11
Theme : Clone Wars
Year : 2008

Commander Ponds - Toys R Us Exclusive
Theme : Clone Wars
Year : 2009

Great Graphics on card!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

24 hours Star Wars RUSH

The day has finally arrived!
26th July 2008 - Star Wars Clone Wars Toys Launch!
It's now 11.37pm and I have just settle down back home about an hour ago!
Whole body ache! Especially leg pain!
Visited a lot of Singapore departmental stores today.
Managed to find all the figures I was looking for including some unexpected finds!
Now to recap my 24 hour Star Wars toy trip.
"24 hours of a Star Wars Fans"

Reached Forum mall shopping centre at about 11.15pm, Friday 25th July 2008.
There was some activity on stage including lucky draws of some Star Wars collectibles to be given away.
Immediately, I took a fast snap shots of the 501st legion and quickly proceeded to join in the queue.

Toys R Us - Rule, Regulations and Promotions notice!

1st Stage - Basement level queue.
Everyone needs to get a no. tag before entering the lift in a group of about 8 people each time.

Clone Wars posters were hung up inside the shopping centre.

Not long, I spotted Vader coming and entering the lift!
By the time I take out my camera... least I got a his back view!LOL!

Stage 2 - Up the Lift! Queue at 3rd Storey...Getting ready to dash into the store!
We were all ushered up to the lift to reached TRU systematically.
To get ready for the 12 midnight launch on 26 July 2008.
I can hear from the manager at basement shouting into the walkie talkie "Get everyone up by 12 midnight...Quickly..."
They really managed to get everyone up by 12!Incredible!

Count down to Clone Wars timer board.
I think TRU did a very good job on this event.
No mess up and everything was in a good order!

Store front of Toys R Us!

My disappointment is the the BMF, priced too expensive.
At least for me, it is! It is priced at S$339.90.
The AT-TE packaing is impressive looking.
Couldn't find the Clone Trooper helmet, only have the Darth Vader voice changer.
I brought some action figures and 1 clone wars vehicle.
Especially glad that I've found the Ewok AF, including many AF with the 1st day of issue sticker and shiny foil Star Wars logo.

Basement's all clear out!
I left the place at about 1 am.

Interval Time : Home Sweet Home...Snoozeeee...Snooze..... Zzzzzz.ZzzzZZzzzzzzz

26th July 2008 - 11.30pm
My first stop... Orchard Road.
...Takashimaya Toy Departmental Store!

Then to
>>> Paragon TRU>>> Paragon Metro>>>Isetan>>> Back to Forum TRU again ...

>>> Centrepoint - Robinson>>> Beside Centrepoint - OG>>> Parco - BHG>>> OG near bencoolen>>> Raffles City - Robinson>>> Suntec City - TRU>>> Suntec City - Carrefour>>> Vivo City - TRU>>> People's Park - OG>>>Tampiness-TRU>>>Century Square-BHG and last stop, Jurong Point - TRU

Photo taken on the way to Jurong Point.
Junction at Macpherson.
Nice sky... Time is about 7 plus.
I was rather tired by then but I'm glad today did not rain.
Last stop - Jurong Point - TRU. Reached home about 10pm.

Stuffs I brought at the TRU Clone Wars Midnight Launch.
I got a free holographic General Grievious and a poster for purchases above S$150.00.

Stuff I brought later in other departmental stores.
Completed the Action Figures that I've wanted to find.
Plus, very happy to find the Mighty Muggs and Star Wars vehicles too.
My sum up total purchases for this 24 hours Star Wars rush is S$410.00.
I'll post their individual photos later in their respective posts.

This is also the first time seeing so many Star Wars collectors hunting on the same day.
Some are also quite friendly and strangers would come and strike up conversations.
Chat about their collections, what they or you are looking for...etc.
Letting one another know where got this or there got what!!! Hee hee...
I would say I really enjoy the midnight launch and go crazy around Singapore looking for the AF I want. Aha...LOL!
This post concluded my first experience with Star Wars Toy launch!