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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Target Exclusive Clone Trooper
« on: May 14, 2005, 02:27 AM »
Saw a ton tonight, and later too (not likely JUST put on the pegs) of 15+ of the Target Clone...  I'm thinking either the novelty is wearing off or the figure is just starting to saturate enough to sit still a while.

Like my post elsewhere...  The Target Clone hides under the "exclusive" title a little better than the EE sets, but the reality is that he's as easy to build an army with as those EE sets, which isn't too easy.  At $10+ per figure you're looking at maybe getting a nice squad together, or a little team, but not much better than that unless you have a lotta $$$.

The VOTC Stormie faired better at this price I think because of it being a classic trilogy figure...  Nostalgia drives people to funny behavior. :) 

If Hasbro would do the variants in army builder sets at basic retail ($15 - $20 for 3 figs), I'd be ok with that...  That's the route to go I think, and I think it'd have greater success over a longer period of time, but that's my opinion.

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Saw, for my first time, a TON of the Target Clone tonight.  It seems this figure's run its course in popularity...  At least here.  The figure was picked over, it wasn't like the cases were fresh on this, but there were plenty on the pegs (a good 15 +), and I'd say the novelty has worn off.  People just aren't gonna do as much army building as was once thought maybe.

I will have a moderate "team" (tough to even call them a squad) when all is said and done...  Can't afford to go ape**** with this one though.  Too bad because I really like the concept of the variations and all, even if it's a simple money-maker for Hasbro/retail.  I don't mind that, but at $13 a pop they're cost-prohibitive just like the EE army builder sets...  The only difference is the Target Clone at least hides better under the "exclusive" title while the EE sets were supposedly with the intent of people buying LOTS of them.  Can't hardly do that at $10/figure... 

You'll get just that little "team" going, if you're lucky.  :(

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Best Stormtrooper ????
« on: May 14, 2005, 02:19 AM »
I nabbed two more tonight at TRU...  It seems the more remote the TRU, the better your chances of finding this figure as well...  I've found fewer the closer to the city I go, but the further out, the more there are....  They're definitely still landing at that store though, as it was less than a month ago I got what I figured would be the last one at that TRU.  They had more in back I guess, in a case that appears to be mixed with Yoda's and Lando's...  I see no other ROTJ figures than the Stormie though.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Birthday Famine!!
« on: May 13, 2005, 05:00 PM »
Let the ROTS loot flow like the blood of your vanquished enemies...  Or at least let you get a couple Clone figures.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Re: XBox 360
« on: May 13, 2005, 04:59 PM »
No word on it being backwards compatible...  Blech! :(

Anyway, new consoles are coming too fast...  The Nintendo one's at least gonna be backwards compat, but I'll still WANT the new X-Box one...  Then again it says it's making gameplay a multi-player focused thing, which isn't good IMO.  Ditching AI and story for MP gaming is taking away an adult focus since (and this is just my personal experience) a lot of the folks online gaming against each other tend to be arrogant kids.

There's adults trying to mix in there, but they're much fewer in numbers.

I hope it's not a negative to SP gaming I guess...  To me, that's what gaming is all about, having a satisfying experience with a good game/storyline you can immerse yourself in.  Things like KOTOR, or Jedi Knight...  Those were games you got lost in when you played.

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Newbies / Re: Hi from the caribbean!
« on: May 13, 2005, 04:55 PM »
Welcome aboard OSC, have a good time...  Anything you wanna know, just ask. 

Damn you and your wonderful Carribean weather though!   >:(  ;)

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Newbies / Re: Hey all, newb here
« on: May 13, 2005, 03:23 AM »
Hey man, welcome on over here...  Anything you wanna know, just ask...  Not familiar with your nic over at GH, but either way it's good to see ya...

Have a good time, and enjoy!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Do You "Enter to Win"?
« on: May 12, 2005, 11:17 PM »
I enter SW online contests for ***** and giggles, I never expect to win. Though one time I won a C3 Vader from some website. What was its name... :-*

BOOyah!

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Newbies / Re: Hello from the North
« on: May 12, 2005, 09:03 PM »
Good having another Canucklehead on...  I'm sure Dale will be in to greet you soon!  :)

Vintage is something I've stepped out of for so long...  Mostly because of the new movies/SE's giving too much of a spike in the prices...  I really want to get back into it though beyond my passing "buy a figure here and there" attitude I have right now.  Need to start picking off the boxed vehicles and playsets I think.

Anyway, I'm rambling...  good to have you on here at Jedi Defender...  Any questions or anything, just hit any of us up, we're glad to help, and we hope you have a good time here...  It's a tight, but big group of friends we've got rolling here at the site.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Do You "Enter to Win"?
« on: May 12, 2005, 08:22 PM »
I tend to skip them over myself...  I don't know why.  I guess I just havent' had much luck winning things so I tend to bypass them.

However, Jedi Defender is giving away a Lava Vader!  [/end shameless plug]

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Your DVD Collection
« on: May 12, 2005, 08:20 PM »
Uhm, I have 10...  Counting my LOTR EE set and SWSE DVD set...

*sigh*  :(

I will say, I want to buy up more Hammer Horror films and stuff like that (Vincent Price flicks, etc.).  When I found out they were on DVD I was all like, hell yeah!

EDIT:

Oh and I just noticed your sig Jamie, that about made me do a spit take.  Definitely worthy of quoting.

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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Jedi After Episode 3?
« on: May 12, 2005, 06:46 PM »
I thought it was good...  I couldn't read it on my screen, though I could vaguely see writing....  That works though I guess.  Gotta remember that.

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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: ROTS Screening
« on: May 12, 2005, 06:44 PM »
I'm just thinking how neat it'll be to see it 2 nights in a row, more or less...  I'm on SW sensory overload right now.  It's not even funny really, I'm just all amped up about this stuff.

Can't wait...  Getting antsy!

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Hey Hasbro! / Re: Could you possibly make a good Mace Windu?
« on: May 12, 2005, 06:42 PM »
Yeah, it'd be really nice to see some "Collection 2" styled main Jedi here later in the year...  Though part of me just hopes for Evolutions Assortments of some of them too, or at least Obi-Wan, but I'd take a "Jedi Evolutions" set.

A human child padawan, a human jedi knight, and a Mace Windu Jedi Master...  I'd milk that Evolutions series for every penney it could produce.

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Other Collectibles / Re: Target SW Gift Card. You get one?
« on: May 12, 2005, 06:40 PM »
I've still yet to get a Target card with the light-up saber.  Kinda bummed I missed those now because they are quite nice looking.  I'd love one given the experiences I had on 4/2...  A nice momento. :)

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