New Clone Wars Readers Coming May 2011

Bespin refugee - December 20, 2010
With age-appropiate stories and reading levels, look for these two new books in May 2001 from DK:
Don't Wake the Zillo Beast
A Level 1 book, for students learning to read, with high-frequency words, picture word strips, a picture glossary and a simple index.
Boba Fett: Jedi Hunter, written by Clare Hibbert
A Level 2 book suited for children who are beginning to read alone, with longer sentences, increased vocabulary, information boxes full of fun facts and a simple index.
(Source: StarWars.com)
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GPM in ICT - 2008-08-25 @ 3:46 am

I know I have been a vocal complainer about this but today at Walmart I came across the same DVD pack that has been switched out for everything except it's Mass Device part and right above it was a Topedo that had a 5-pack SS in it and two comic pack that had all four figures switched out. I just had to take out my phone and get a couple pictures. I might just have to start a new thread for people to post pictures of swapped out figures. It's just getting to the point of it being ridiculous now.

Wheeljack35 - 2008-08-24 @ 12:10 am

Well I thought I would bring this topic back up since what I found at rebelscum has to do with this topic

(link)

And yes there are pictures

Mavdayvaas - 2008-08-18 @ 1:16 pm

I will agree with that. I know when i was younger I would have had been in so much trouble. Besides, Swaping out a figure is stealing. I say we start putting the fear of GOD back into people and give them HELL!!!!

Sorry been listening to Shawn Hannity.

Goldbug - 2008-08-18 @ 2:14 am
I recall speaking to a Wal-Mart manager about just such an incident. She mentioned honestly that the only thing they could do was return it to the supplier/manufacturer for credit. It won't lower the recurrence or step up oversight -- the store has neither manpower nor incentive to watch a single aisle of the dozens in their store they have to worry about. And toys are generally loss leaders.

Yep, major retailer toy aisles are not great money makers.

Make note how the toy aisle always seems to be the one that is trashed. The rest of the store can be pristine and tidy, but the toy department will look like a tornado roared through it. Its accepted that kids will open up stuff right in the aisle to play with it, rearrange stuff at a whim, and man-handle anything they can get their hands on ( before mum and dad......or a scalper grabs it away)

Because the merchandise is so badly handled by consumers ( again, kids), a lot of it is damaged within days of purchase and inevitably returned.

I've heard that retailers like Walmart include them simply because its one more thing that gets families in the door, and to them.....that increases the odds of a sale in some other part of the store.

Ya it seems the toy aisle is now the babysitting area for parents who don't care to watch their kids.

I was at the post office on Friday where a mom came in with a 2-3 year old. She just walks up to the window & chats with the clerk while her kid runs around without any supervision at all. The kid even had a pacifier in his mouth. To me that is just trouble waiting to happen.

People just don't care anymore. @grumpy@

king kahn - 2008-08-18 @ 12:08 am

unless someone makes a HUGE stink they will just keep putting out the damaged toys again and again.

i went to target and they had a couple single carded troopers without any guns or helmets staped back onto the card. i told the guy there on monday. saw them out again on wed and told someone. on sat i saw them again and FINALLY had to go to the team leader on duty for the whole damn store and tell them in deatil what was wrong with them.

ARROW - 2008-08-17 @ 4:41 pm
I recall speaking to a Wal-Mart manager about just such an incident. She mentioned honestly that the only thing they could do was return it to the supplier/manufacturer for credit. It won't lower the recurrence or step up oversight -- the store has neither manpower nor incentive to watch a single aisle of the dozens in their store they have to worry about. And toys are generally loss leaders.

Yep, major retailer toy aisles are not great money makers.

Make note how the toy aisle always seems to be the one that is trashed. The rest of the store can be pristine and tidy, but the toy department will look like a tornado roared through it. Its accepted that kids will open up stuff right in the aisle to play with it, rearrange stuff at a whim, and man-handle anything they can get their hands on ( before mum and dad......or a scalper grabs it away)

Because the merchandise is so badly handled by consumers ( again, kids), a lot of it is damaged within days of purchase and inevitably returned.

I've heard that retailers like Walmart include them simply because its one more thing that gets families in the door, and to them.....that increases the odds of a sale in some other part of the store.

GPM in ICT - 2008-08-17 @ 11:55 am

It's starting to get to the point that there is really nothing that anyone can do about it. The other day I came across a Mass Device set that had all the figures swapped out for the McDonalds or BK (whichever it was) Joe toys from several years ago. No DVD, swapped out figures, yet it still have the Mass Device piece. I just sighed and moved on. I just think that the people that do this are real scum. If you don't want both figures in a two pack or the figures in a multipack then just don't buy it. If you have to swap a figure to get then you really need to get a clue about what's important in your life. Different packaging won't help because I've seen it happen even to the plastice incased toys (like the old Toy Biz Marvel Legends). The person I really think this hurts is the poor kid who's parents just got him something because they know he's into it (my mom used to pick me up Joe figures all the time when I was younger because she knew I played with them) and has no idea what she's buying. She picks up some random figure and goes home to give to "Tommy" and he's just like WTH? I just swear I will eventually run into the guy(s) that do it around me and I go off on them.

Glue - 2008-08-17 @ 8:47 am

I recall speaking to a Wal-Mart manager about just such an incident. She mentioned honestly that the only thing they could do was return it to the supplier/manufacturer for credit. It won't lower the recurrence or step up oversight -- the store has neither manpower nor incentive to watch a single aisle of the dozens in their store they have to worry about. And toys are generally loss leaders.

But it definitely happens often enough that it's not just your area. Seen it a few times here. Meh. They're pieces of plastic, not food, rent, or health coverage. I love getting that giddy feeling I so rarely got as a kid when I finally got the toy I wanted too. But if it's that important to someone that they have to descend to the level of stealing/cheating/ripping off anyone else, especially fellow collectors, go ahead an' keep it. Keep them all. I'm not paying for overpriced crap on eBay. And I've got better things to do than fight with other (theoretically) grown men over some toys. You "win".

Pit Viper - 2008-08-17 @ 8:09 am
I have seen this before with Star Wars figures and Transformers

As for now until Hasbro can come up with a better idea with its packaging there is nothing that can be done

Stores don't care......They really should since the employees gave the swapper his money back for a used figure

Thing is stores are too concerned at making the customer happy. If a clerk behind the counter realized the "customer" was doing a figure swap the customer would probably throw a stink and the manager would be called over and end up giving him the refund anyway. Basically someone could come in with a handful of dog turds and they would get a refund because God forbid Dog Turd Man not "shop" at their store anymore.

Wheeljack35 - 2008-08-17 @ 2:28 am

I have seen this before with Star Wars figures and Transformers

As for now until Hasbro can come up with a better idea with its packaging there is nothing that can be done

Stores don't care......They really should since the employees gave the swapper his money back for a used figure

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