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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars AT-TE
« on: January 22, 2008, 10:17 PM »

By the way, anyone see the CLONE HELMET behind the guy on the right in the second photo?

Maybe its the voice changer?


I didn't get a good look at it - is it just part of the silly kids costume thing that Target now has in the aisle on the bottom shelf?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: January 22, 2008, 10:15 PM »
Just another quick vote for Juno as film of the year.  I was not overly excited to go see this, but it was absolutely fantastic.  Surprisingly funny and very emotional - it was put together perfectly.  Highly recommended!

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2007-08
« on: January 22, 2008, 08:28 PM »
Agreed - This is a no contest for the Pats.  Sorry Giants fans, but I just don't see it.  If the Packers had made it, I would have been predicting a loss for them too.  That all being said, I will be rooting for the Giants the whole way!

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30th Anniversary Collection / TFU Stormtrooper Commander
« on: January 22, 2008, 08:25 PM »
I wonder if this figure will be available through pre-ordering the game and/or SWS.com?

Similar to the way the Battlefront Scout Trooper was released.

Ugh...I was thinking the same thing.  I hope this is not the case, but definitely looking that way.  Unless this is perhaps the mail away figure we've been hearing about?

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Animated Clone Wars 3D Figures
« on: January 22, 2008, 06:07 PM »
Oh yeah, if the entire line went anime, I'd stop buying new figures immediately. 

This would never happen.  8)

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: January 22, 2008, 06:06 PM »
Me Grimlock?

Supposedly he's going to be the next Masterpiece....

AWESOME!  I'm a little miffed - I was hoping screamer would be my last masterpiece, but Grimlock is a must have.   :-\

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The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: January 21, 2008, 10:34 AM »
That stealthy Iron Man looks pretty sweet, as does the red and gold armored one.  Not such a big fan of Iron Monger or quick change tony - looks too cartoony to me.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2007-08
« on: January 20, 2008, 10:35 PM »
Okay - I'll eat the crow.  :(  I could go on and on about how many calls the Giants had in their favor, but what's done is done.  Congrats on the win and best of luck taking down the Patsies - I'll root for any team over them. 

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2007-08
« on: January 20, 2008, 06:30 PM »

I will be eating steak and drinking a Sam Adams from my green and gold victory mug.   ;D

An odd way to celebrate a Giants win for sure, but whatever helps you cope!

Heehee!  k - game starts NOW!  Good luck to you sir!

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Joe Defender / G.I. Joe Toys Thread
« on: January 20, 2008, 04:26 PM »
Sweet!  W8 Baroness looks awesome! 

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: 2008 Wave 2 - The Force Unleashed
« on: January 20, 2008, 04:24 PM »
I don't get the additional hold up.  First time was so far away that I think they made the right call, but people already know the lineup and have seen the figs - time to just get them out.  If anything, I think the figs could help build up demand for the game during the delay.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars AT-TE
« on: January 20, 2008, 04:22 PM »
I gotta admit - this thing looks cooler than I was first expecting based on the teeny little picture available.  Its hard to tell depth, but does it look a little on the small side to anyone else?  Doesn't look as long as an AT-AT to me...

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: 30AC Pegwarmers?
« on: January 20, 2008, 04:20 PM »
I'm never dissapointed to see troopers lining the pegs.  The fact that you can probably find a stormtrooper, DS Trooper, or Biker Scout at every other store right now says that they've done a great job with assortments this last year.  I'd bet more troopers are bought than anything else out of these lines because everyone wants at least one and a lot of us get multiples.  I'd also bet that they could cook through any current stock of troopers in no time with an itial clearance markdown - not always the case on more of the character driven figs.

For pegwarmers around the twin cities, plan on seeing pretty much any Wave 4 or any Wave 6 figs outside of the McSnowtroopers.  :P

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Animated Clone Wars 3D Figures
« on: January 20, 2008, 04:15 PM »
Hasbro has stated in past Q&A that the Clone Wars figures will be done in a style that is in keeping with the rest of the 3.75" figure line.

They are not looking to do "Animated Style" figures any time soon (according to the answer I remember reading).

The Animated Figures that sold at Target sold through but if I recall correctly, only because of deep clearancing from Target. Sure the Clones always sold and the WalMart 3-pack sets were barely in stock for the DVD releases, but I would say any speed of sell-through on anything done in the animated style was purely due to a lower manufacturing quantity on each item.

I think Hasbro acknowledges that the best bet for any action figure item is to keep it compatible with the 3.75" platform/system. They have tried other sizes and styles and they always ended up as failures.

I'm okay with an animated style, but would definitely prefer a more realistic look to the CW figs.  As for the CW Cartoon animated figs, these sold thru really really well from what I remember. The troopers were gone instantly, even the basic white ones.  I do think I saw 1-2 figs on clearance at some point, but literally just 1-2 of them, which is less than what we've seen with every other line of SW figure.

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