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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:05 pm    Post subject: Clone Trooper Giveaway Reply with quote

I just wen't on Jedi News and i found out that Clone Trooper minifigs are being given out for free in the summer special of Jetix magazine. Apparently there are 45,000 of these and the magazine costs 3.99. So hurry to your newsagents before they run out!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really? Cool! Very Happy Thanks for telling us. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this available in the US?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im not sure. Have you got Jetix magazine over there?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Link: http://www.sfx.co.uk/page/sfx?entry=the_clone_wars_invades_jetix

I don't think its for the US because when you read an article on Wikipedia and it has the Sub-Catogories that the article is featured in, they were "British Magazine's" and "Childrens Magazine's". Although an article said it was in Turkey, so you never know.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anybody know if any of the major UK outlets like WH Smiths stock this magazine?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah where is Jetix magazine acctually sold?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn, not in North America.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you "captain REX", thankfully I remembered this topic while I was in Boscombe today, while I was in a TESCO's. Even though I had read on the site kindly provided by "Anakin Solo" that said this magazine would be out on the 14th I went over to check the magazine section. When I got there right at the front I saw this little clone trooper ( I wouldn't have checked the magazine section had "captain REX" not posted this) on the Jetix magazine. I could only get one but will probably buy a couple more later Embarassed , I love those new clones. They even had a little thing in the magazine about the world record for number of minifigs displayed at once, and each trooper is one of them... which I thought was sweet for the Children. The count is 35,310 clones.

So I know the big 24 hour TESCO's should stock Jetix, as I found mine in one, so my guess is that it'll be in WH Smiths and Woolworths as well.
I'll probably enter the competition to win the LEGO sets, even though I'm far too old.

So thanks again "captain REX"

I forgot to add that Jetix, while being a childrens magazine just giving away these troopers, really put care into the clones. The clone is not just stuffed in a little pocket in the outer magazine case, but also in one of those little re-sealable baggies, which meant he's in perfect condition. I thought that was a nice touch and deters clone-thieves slightly.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The magazine is stocked by WH Smiths too. No sign of it at Woolworths.

Cheers captain Rex. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i picked up a couple of copies of the magazine this morning ... seems a bit daft when all I really want it the minifig. Are they really worth 4 each?! haha ... madness

Would non UK folks be interested in these ya think ?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bigospedros wrote:
Are they really worth 4 each?!

At this particular moment in time - yes. The average price on BrickLink is currently $11 - $12:

http://www.bricklink.com/catalogPriceGuide.asp?M=sw201

Market economy is full of wonders. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe that price might drop a little with 45,000 of them in circulation this week. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i suspect you're right ... you think a sealed magazine will become a collectable ?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bigospedros wrote:
i suspect you're right ... you think a sealed magazine will become a collectable ?

Oh definitly !! I have learned doing flee markets for the fun that people do collect everything, even stuff you wouldn't suspect: people's trash = people's treasure (ok its over exagerated but you get the point Laughing ).

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some pics anyway :

Magazine, Figure in situ, Blurb about the figures, Poster, Comp, Something about Anakin, Big advert for new sets

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were lots of copies on sale in Tesco and got three.. one each for my sons and who are actually within the magazines target age range! Wink The figures made a cool addition to our first CW set; a V-19 and which coincidently arrived yesterday courtesy of a cool FBTB member in the US.

The third unopened copy has been put away for posterity.

I hope that this 'giveaway' is a big success for the magazine and that they or one of their competitors might consider doing something very similar again.

Captain Rex next month please. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being stuck here in the US I'd love to get my hands on one of those Magazines as it's a neat side piece.

Unfortunately I don't want to be financially raped just to get the magazine & figure.

If there is anyone willing to do a nice and send one to the US for cost plus shipping and a reasonable amount for your trouble just send me a PM...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can this really be called a giveaway if you have to buy a magazine for it? Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a giveaway of sorts... we're giving away our money?

I thought it was worth 4 for the figure, considering the prices on eBay, and the lack of minifigures obtained when purchasing the new sets. I think the magazine will have it's biggest sales figures ever because of this, and most of the time the magazine won't be read. Luckily I know some younger children that might like my excess magazine.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DonSolo wrote:
Can this really be called a giveaway if you have to buy a magazine for it? Wink

Don't be so padantic. I'ts the cheapest way of getting a clone trooper. Otherwise your spending at least 20 on a set
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is the cheapest way to get a new clone, BL has 'em going for 10+ bucks a pop. I'm still not sure it's a great way to "build an army" though.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe some of the Jetix 'giveaway' magazines will find their way overseas onto the stands at airports.

For the army builders I imagine that Lego will release a battle pack with these new clones. One of the cannons that featured in the extended action scene preview of the movie would make a cool lego set with four clone troopers.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay im going to Tescos today! So hopefully i can pick one of these up. yay!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They may get to airports, but most likely not, seeing as I have only seen TESCO's and WH Smiths stock them, so they can't be that popular. I went to Waitrose and just glanced through the magazines, no sign there.

If they do a battlepack, I'm sure it'll be another made up vehicle, probably another speeder. But I agree with that artillery piece being good, although perhas a little bit too big?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bigospedros wrote:
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Anyone else notice the error here? Wink Look at the names of the ships.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those who want to be specific
Technically, you could say that these Clones are not brand new - seeing as they've already been handled. Would that bring the value of each trooper down? Who knows. What I can say though, is that a dodgy seller will lie and say it is brand new from some set they bought. Confused People will be out to buy quite a few of these just so they can sell them on Ebay. Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think it would be best to leave your minifigs in the bags, his sausage finger might be Contagious.

i picked one magazine up at my local news agent and then i got another in from tesco. these seem to be selling out fast!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it possible to order this issue on-line ?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dang they weren't at tesco. Oh well im going into town on monday
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