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Messages - LandotheScoundrel

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I just picked one up today (wish they had more than one), and holy ****, I love this thing. I need to get two more.

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My collecting habit is going to continue to be right where it has been...only collecting what I feel like.

Just looking at that first wave of BAD, I'm probably only getting Arena Padme, Luminara (if she's a significant upgrade from the ROTS version) and maybe Pablo Jill. Three figures, followed by Mara Jade certainly looks like a slim beginning to the year.

I figure this will be a good time to work on the displays, pick up bits and pieces here and there (like the two Cloud cars I want to get), and buy a new TV.

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Vintage Collection Rumors
« on: August 29, 2012, 03:38 PM »
I'm almost expecting to see repacks of the Saga figures from 2002. You know, the really ****** ones in action poses with no articulation? And action features galore?

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Vintage Collection Rumors
« on: August 29, 2012, 12:34 PM »
Awesome. So maybe it will be like a sequel to the TPM Catastrophe of 2012TM. Interestingly enough, it will be with TPM's actual sequel, AOTC!

I can just see it now...Five Padme outfits! Queen Jamilla! Anakin and Obi-Wan repacks! Jimmy Smits! More clones! They should sell like hot cakes!

And the "B" surprise, the MTT with Geonosis red non-posable battle droids!

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Vintage Collection Rumors
« on: August 29, 2012, 09:15 AM »
So are we going to be OT free for the next couple years while they hold everything back for TVC cards (aside from repacks)?

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Are the Gorax and the Lorax related?

Distant cousins.

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Well, you could use one of the 1/4 scale NECA Predator figures as a base, if you wanted to make one.

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They work out in the bush, sooooo...  yeah....

[Pants-less Biker Scout] "Does this look like a lightning bolt to you?" [/Pants-less Biker Scout]

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Vintage Collection Rumors
« on: August 28, 2012, 10:04 AM »
I wouldn't turn my nose up at a better-articulated Lobot, but if we don't get it, I won't be bummed. he is cool though...

I actually like the Hammerhead we have now, from a few years ago. But a newer one with more articulation would be cool. I would love a Hammerhead that can sit.

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I'm just going to go with the idea that Kneesa is actually Wuta. You know, so I can look at myself in the mirror without feeling shame at how lame that Ewoks cartoon was.

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2013 Droid Factory = Cancelled / Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 2
« on: August 26, 2012, 03:24 PM »
Just when you thought you couldn't stand seeing another ******* Sandtrooper, you get one here. Oh, and apparently there's also one in the Movie Heroes line, with a big honkin' gun. That's right, the line that's clogging the pegs is getting the current king of the peg cloggers.

Is Hasbro asleep at the wheel or what?

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They're up again on TRU.com.

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Celebration VI
« on: August 25, 2012, 01:54 AM »
With the lack of anything interesting coming out of C6, I have to say that I now consider this the lowest point this hobby has reached since 1995.  Spring of 2003, when there were no figures for 6 months was close, but, to me, this is the lowest low.

Clone Wars seems dead, and we may never see many of the cool crazy designs from the later seasons.  I'm just not buying anymore resculpts.

Vehicles, aside from the Naboo Fighter, to me, are dead as well.  I'm not buying smaller, less accurate sculpts.  (I do think these look like good toys, and kids will like them.)

As far as figures, I no longer collect one of each, and now that they are so hard to come by I've lost track of what's even out there.  There seems to be a few nice figures in the first Droid Factory wave, and maybe 1 in wave 2, so I'm not buying them for the droids.  I just can't make it financially justifiable in my head.

Anyone who knows me knows that I love this stuff, and for many years lived and breathed it.  But now, I don't know...there is literally nothing to get excited about.

I'm with you, man.

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BTW, $39.99, which I reported on our front page...  DarthChuckMC reported on twitter these were $45 down in Orlando I believe, and that hopefully was just down there...  Is TRU allowed to scalp?  ???

One can hope these don't go up in price.

I saw stuff like this in my TRU except worse (Marvel Legends marked up to $22.99 from $15.99) and was like WTF?

A manager at the TRU closest to me explained that there are now a bunch of TRU "test stores" around the country.  Select TRU stores that jack up the price on certain items.  Then they track sales.  If the sales are equivalent to other areas, this is viewed as free money and the price hike goes nationwide.

My TRU is one such test store.  And I am so lucky to be paying more.

My store is currently gouging like mad on Marvel but Star Wars vintage is $9.99, they were $11.99 for a while but the old stale TPM **** just sat there for like 4 months.

That explains why one of the two TRU's near me has a higher price. I have gotten them (at least once, maybe twice) to adjust the price to match the other TRU though.

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Same here on all counts. Original Trilogy all the way.

This is why my theory will be that Build-a-Droid will stick around for the rest of the 3D re-releases of the PT and when the 3D re-releases of the OT hit, we'll be back to the Vintage line and it will be during that push that they will finish redoing the original 92 and updating the remainder of the POTF2 figures.

From your lips to Gods ears. I hope your theory is right. I need a fully articulated updated Bib Fortuna.

An absolute must-have! I'd also like Leia Boussh.

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