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1. Cleigg Lars w/Chair
2. Padme Amidala (Senator)
3. Padme Amidala (Lake Retreat)
4. Padme Amidala (Picnic)
5. Padme Amidala (Packing)
6. RIC-920 (Rickshaw Droid)
7. Onaconda Farr
8. Toonbuck Toora
9. new Jedi Youngling 2-Pack

Re: Attack of the Clones Wishlist -

I will probably buy more AotC figures if they make them (unmade Padmes, Cliegg, Senators), but if Hasbro announced they were never making another figure from AotC again, I'd probably really only miss Cliegg. 

Since we got Owen and Beru and Padme from the Moisture Farm scenes, not having Cleigg and his hoverchair is lame.  I still can't believe they haven't made him yet.  :-\

Star Wars Rebels / Re: TRU Reveal the Rebels: Jedi Battle Pack
« on: September 4, 2014, 10:25 AM »
Yodasnews has posted a nice loose shot of the set, including Holo-Obi-Wan the "Secret Figure".

Does he look that bad?

I think he looks neat... but the packaging calling him a "figure" is a stretch since he looks like a 0-POA mini-statue. 

Customizing Tips and Tricks / Re: Fodder Alert!
« on: September 4, 2014, 12:56 AM »
It's back - they must have a ton of these left over at EE. :P

The Baron Fel & Ysanne Isard Rogue Squadron #29 Comic Pack will be on sale September 4th @ EE for just $7 if anyone is interested - good Imp fodder for customs!

Star Wars Rebels / TRU Reveal the Rebels: Jedi Battle Pack
« on: September 3, 2014, 11:11 PM »
Let the jerking around of the Rebels collectors commence!

ToysRUs Exclusive: Reveal The Rebels: Jedi Reveal Revealed

Hope the Rebels collectors enjoy spending $20 for the exclusive Hologram Obi-Wan "Secret Figure" since you'll already have the basic Kanan and Ezra by the time it comes out!  ;)

Kubricks / Re: Deluxe Series 2 - Hoth
« on: August 28, 2014, 12:19 AM »
I've resigned myself to never having them... unless the same guy who "found" a whole bunch of Logray figures "finds" a whole bunch of these DX chase figures.

I'd love to own Owen, Hammerhead, ATST Guy, and Hoth Rebel, but I'm not dropping a grand and a half to get them. :(

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Simpsons: The TV Show
« on: August 27, 2014, 11:40 PM »
#everysimpsonsever marathon on FXX has reminded me how awesome the first 8 or 9 seasons of the Simpsons were... and how it was pretty much downhill from there.   :-\

Gentle Giant / Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures
« on: August 27, 2014, 10:56 AM »
Another discount on some GG Jumbo Kenner items at EE...

- Jumbo Hoth Han Solo is on sale for $42.50 (41% off)

- Jumbo Zuckuss is on sale for $47.60 (40% off)

- Mos Eisley Cantina Jumbo Playset = $44.20 (50% off)

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
« on: August 27, 2014, 10:47 AM »

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Sales/Discounts thread
« on: August 27, 2014, 10:46 AM »
Big Summer Clearance Sale @ EE

Lots of Star Wars stuff mixed in there - Clone Wars figure cases nearly half-off; Republic shuttle for $30; cheap Clone Wars battle packs and deluxe, LEGO, Gentle Giant, and more.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Toy Tony carded figures.
« on: August 27, 2014, 10:26 AM »
As for AFA I have a very good Canadian friend that sent in his toy fair Vader to AFA.  He's an excellent collector and a very big vintage carded collector as well so he's quite aware of grading and quality factors for cards, bubbles, etc.  He was pretty convinced he sent in something that should come back as AFA90 and it came back AFA75.  He is absolutely convinced that AFA switched out his Vader for another.  Now, it's completely and utterly anecdotal and there is precisely zero proof behind the story.  But I know the guy, he's been collecting since he was a kid and that's when the movies first came out.  He's a knowledgeable authority IMO and he thinks he was screwed.  I'm betting he was right. 

Unfortunately, this isn't the first time I've heard a story like that.  Others who have made the accusation usually get "it must have been damaged in shipping it to us" and you really have no way to prove anything. :(

The only time I've ever considered grading anything was always when it was an in-person type thing where you're there to watch them. 

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: August 22, 2014, 10:15 AM »
Not to derail the Ep7 thread further, but...

The infiltration of the shield generator was unnecessary when your ultimate aim is to launch an attack with the Rebel fleet, which can destroy the generator from orbit (Han destroys the entire forest anyways

If the Rebel base at Hoth had an energy shield that was strong enough to deflect bombardment from a Star Destroyer (according to Veers in the film), I'm willing to buy that the Empire's main Death Star Shield Generator had an energy shield that was able to withstand bombardment from a Mon Cal cruiser. ;)

I'm not allowed to post a link yet, but fans of the Funko GoT line may want to check out EE on Saturday...  #dailydeal

I jumped over to EE and checked my pre-order status = "Off Web - September 2014"

Not a good sign...   Not sure if they pulled it because they over-sold or if it's getting cancelled.   :-\

Dang peer pressure...  I opened up Vader tonight.  A very impressive specimen... with a head that falls off easy.  :-[

Super easy to pose.  Great head sculpt.  The chain is less annoying than my initial impression.  Definitely not perfect.  Definitely not the greatest Vader of all time.  But really, really close.  I'd agree with the 95% awesome, 5% annoying reviews.

I tried the boil-and-freeze trick on Vader.  Dropped his head in a cup of boiling water and let it warm up.  Pulled it out with a tongs, slapped it on the ball joint (with the cape tucked properly under the ball), and squished it together.  Set it in the freezer for a bit.  After the boil-and-freeze, his head is much less loose on the peg. Still comes off if you pull on it, but it takes effort to pull it off and doesn't just fall off with the slightest touch.

Seems like it is some sort of mold issue, where Vader's neck is widening out as it cools and affecting the fit.  If the neck were a bit narrower or the ball head penetrated a bit deeper (#thatswhatshesaid), it'd be much more effective I think.

So, pre boil-and-freeze, 95% awesome.  Post boil-and-freeze, 98% awesome - but still annoying that I had to monkey with it in the first place (especially for $10).

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