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Re: PTE Recons

Post by holensock » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:34 pm

Wish those were sold here!!

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Re: PTE Recons

Post by jlspec » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:29 pm

Stopped at a Big Lots today that had no PTE prior to Christmas but now they have the Blackhawk and Aerial Rocket Helicoptors, the IFV and a few of the small playsets with a figure and a vehicle or horse

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Re: PTE Recons

Post by holensock » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:24 am

Hmm...I wonder if that's why I found some PTE at BL. Now I'm gonna have to check out a few more BL in my area. Either the delivery truck was really late or this stuff just sat in the backroom til now :roll:

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Re: PTE Recons

Post by kduck » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:24 pm

Well it's getting to be just about that time for the 3013 PTE items to start showing up at BL. I haven't had a chance to do any recons but I did a little searching online and apparently some new items showed up in New Zealand about a month ago. Over at JoeCustoms a member posted pics of an urban/snow camouflaged tracked Humvee and a woodland camouflaged Amphibian. I haven't seen these mentioned before and I checked the PTE website and they aren't pictured there either so I'm guessing that they are new for 2013. Take a look at this thread:

http://www.joecustoms.com/forums/viewto ... 0&start=15

A bit of additional searching turned the Humvee up for sale in this NZ shop:

http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/red/catal ... KU=1695505

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Re: PTE Recons

Post by Jesse James » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:01 pm

Dig the amphibo car. Is that tracked version of the Humvee real? That's kind of absurd looking but looks almost realistic too... like they've at least toyed with the idea of an arctic humvee.
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Re: PTE Recons

Post by holensock » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:38 pm

It'd be great if this stuff shows up. Last year for the most part, Big Lots was a bust for ANY PTE. Keepin my fingers crossed!!

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Re: PTE Recons

Post by Jesse James » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:05 pm

Yeah they got stuff but not nearly as much as before and nothing new but those few lame cold weather sets.
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Re: PTE Recons

Post by parrish333 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:59 pm

Jesse James wrote:Dig the amphibo car. Is that tracked version of the Humvee real? That's kind of absurd looking but looks almost realistic too... like they've at least toyed with the idea of an arctic humvee.
I wondered the same thing! Somebody at the joecustoms discussion posted this link:
http://www.americantracktruck.com/

Pretty cool! Not sure the US military uses them much, but it's at least certainly possible. And that type of Humvee and a cool segment in Inception.

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Re: PTE Recons

Post by Jesse James » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:03 pm

So certainly possible, and in arctic situations, plausible that the military would have these...

Man if I had an extra truck or Jeep, and the $, I think I'd make one for fun. Next blizzard... sure, I'll plow your driveway. How much ya got? :P

During the 03 blizzard here me and the guy next to my gf were the only ones driving around, haha. He had a hummer and I had my wrangler, and were both out without even shoveling. I went and bought us Chinese food. Somehow, they made it to work and were open. It was awesome. I whipped donuts in the middle of the street a couple times scaring the gf.

You wouldn't even have to wait for PennDOT with that tracktruck set-up. Just go.
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Re: PTE Recons

Post by Karl Dak » Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:11 am

Hey Guys. In reading a few older PTE topics, one individual shared a thought that Europe gets PTE before the US market. Do any of you believe this to be true? I've seen a few sets (ie. Military Camp Site) on Ebay from the UK. Could these merely be old stock?

I'm hoping for some re-released items this Fall/Winter but good old Big Lots has been pretty dry (save a few mutts and 12" figures) lately.

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Re: PTE Recons

Post by Jesse James » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:12 pm

I don't know if it's consistently true... IIRC the sets found early in Europe were at small shops, no? Not like a major retailer? Big Lots is the big retailer here who carries them, and I'd imagine small retailers around the country can order anything at any point that's solicited to them... Big Lots tends to only get things in when resets for the toy aisles are done getting ready for the holidays... Those resets usually begin in August/September. Last year BL didn't seem to get any PTE till like October or November though as I recall.
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Re: PTE Recons

Post by tankduel » Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:50 pm

I bought the Amphibian and the tracked Humvee today, there was also a new J-10 aircraft.
The back of the box also shows:
Military assault unit. Includes a damaged building.
Military defense unit.

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Re: PTE Recons

Post by holensock » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:32 am

tankduel wrote:I bought the Amphibian and the tracked Humvee today, there was also a new J-10 aircraft.
The back of the box also shows:
Military assault unit. Includes a damaged building.
Military defense unit.

Nev
It'd be great if you could post a picture of those plus a picture of those 2 sets on the back of the box. I checked a few Big Lots here in the Cleveland, Ohio area...nuthin on the shelves yet.

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Re: PTE Recons

Post by Jesse James » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:26 pm

Yeah nothing here yet, though the Halloween resets are slowly starting up. Big Lots just recently, here anyway, redid their store's layout. Hope that means more toys this year than last.

And yes, please, do post pictures of that stuff! Especially the back of the boxes.
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Re: PTE Recons

Post by Karl Dak » Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:05 pm

Hi All-

Looks like Big Lots may be getting a few items. Visited a store today to find some Patrol Boats (new stock), some Mutts, Humvees, and 12" figures. I'm really hoping for more. Let's keep our fingers crossed for more Fall and Winter items.

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Re: PTE Recons

Post by holensock » Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:40 am

I checked 2 BL here in the Cleveland area and nothing yet. But there's hope that Karl found some PTE!!

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Re: PTE Recons

Post by Jesse James » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:04 pm

I checked Monday here, nada... Actually their Halloweenie stuff was picked over at this point too, so I have a feeling more is coming as this month ends and next month kicks into gear. I believe stuff hit last year around October November instead of September or even August like in past years.

I'm still curious what the new playset is/was? Never saw a pic.
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Re: PTE Recons

Post by Karl Dak » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:04 pm

Jesse James wrote:I'm still curious what the new playset is/was? Never saw a pic.
Ditto on that. I'm looking for the old Military Campsite set as well as the old bridge set. Would love to find these.

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Re: PTE Recons

Post by Jesse James » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:54 pm

Bridges have turned up on JC Penney's at the holidays in the past, worth purchasing for sure... The camp site, I haven't seen that in eons. THe one with the full tent. Very good set, never got it myself, and wish it (and m0ost of the rest of them) would get re-released... at this point though, yeah, honestly re-releases of 90% of what they've done would be worth it just to pick up more.

Anyone remember, or have, the old Eversparkle playset? It was modular... God I wish I had a bunch more of those!
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Re: PTE Recons

Post by Karl Dak » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:53 pm

HOT NEWS...HOT NEWS...HOT NEWS!!!
Big Lots Find September 27

Big Lots has started to get their Fall/Christmas PTE surge.

A few of the items:
Main Battle Tank
Battlefield (the large 2-level building facade)
Patrol Boat
Mutt with Trailer
Military Assault Unit - small building/bunker with spotlight
Military Assault Unit - wall/emplacement with machine gun
Green and Tan Towers
Lots of the small figure sets

and here's the cool stuff:

A new 8-wheeled Amphibian
The $10 set comes with vehicle, barrel, fuel tank, binoculars, two guns , and two figures.

Military Life - Bunks
This is the bunks with locker and two figures - $8

Military Life - Tent
Larger tent with campfire and two figures - $8

Motorcycle with Sidecar Re-release
Great zundapp set with road block/barrier - $8

I'll post some pictures of the $8 sets in the morning.

Enjoy!

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Re: PTE Recons

Post by Karl Dak » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:12 pm

Could not wait - not the best picture, but here's the new Amphibian:

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Any of you classic Joe fans getting a warm fuzzy?

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I want a tan version!

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Re: PTE Recons

Post by holensock » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:16 pm

EXCELLENT!!!
The hunt begins!!!
Thanks for the update and the pictures, Karl!!!!!
Gotta LOVE those prices too!!

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Re: PTE Recons

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:53 pm

I had that Joe set. Actually uncovered a piece of the sarcophagus years later while digging up part of my mom's yard for some gardening project.

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Re: PTE Recons

Post by Karl Dak » Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:45 pm

Okay, let's have a better look at these sets:

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Amphibian

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Campsite

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Bunks

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Motorcycle with Sidecar

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Re: PTE Recons

Post by tmanthegreat » Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:10 pm

Following Karl DAK's lead, I stopped by a local Big Lots & found most of the same new & old PTE stuff he did 8)

I got the tent and the bunk set as I've been wanting those. They're really not new...

The amphibian vehicle is interesting, but I couldn't make myself bite. Maybe will get it later as it is new & in the "realistic" style of the newer PTE items. Also can't make myself get the Mutt & trailer... Actually wanted to get the littlebird helo, but it strangely wasn't there this time around. But its not October yet, so guess there is still time :wink:
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