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The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: January 14, 2011, 10:16 AM »
I too picked up the 9 pack for $12 and change.  I wasn't planning on getting this set, but its pretty hard to pass up figures at $1.33 a piece...  They didn't have any AT-ATs.  They did have the CW Cade Bane and IG Droid for $3 something, Mini Muggs for $3 something and then a mess of non-SW stuff.

LEGO / Re: LEGO 2010
« on: January 13, 2011, 09:47 AM »
My local WM was clearing out their very old LEGO sets and I picked up the Clone Walker battlepack for $5.50.  50% discount is pretty good for WM.

I also bought the motorized AT-AT at the local Goodwill for $35.  I guess it was a donated item, as opposed to overstock from a local store, as the instructions had some wear & tear and a couple pieces were missing.  It didn't have the snowtrooper, General Veers or Speeder-Luke and was missing a piece from a cheek gun and another from one of the feet.  I had similar or exact replacements for both in my loose LEGO collection from when I was little.  I have extra snowtroopers, Lukes and probably Veers from battlepacks, etc. I've picked up other times.

Both of my sons (2&4) LOVE the walking action!  They got such a big kick out of it when I was finally done building the set.  A great way to spend a snow day!

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: TRU Deluxe Yavin IV Tech and Sled
« on: January 11, 2011, 09:24 AM »
From what I recall the Hoth hangar had a distinctively different ground transport.  It was bulkier than the Yavin sled and the passengers sat inside it, as opposed to the Yavin sled which they sat on top of.

I can't find a good image from ESB, but here's a LEGO version that someone (not me) made:


Its the grey blocky thing in the middle.  Its quite a bit different from the Yavin transport...

The Vintage Collection / Re: Dagobah Landing Luke Skywalker
« on: January 10, 2011, 12:14 PM »
The arms look long, but I agree it looks like its just the angle they are positioned at.  Luke's right hand is almost touching the light saber, which is a considerable distance from Luke's chest.  I'm thinking they'll end up coloring the lightsaber, but the clear one is kind of cool; even if its inaccurate...

The Vintage Collection / Re: Toy Fair 2011
« on: January 5, 2011, 03:40 PM »
The Rebel Fleet Trooper?

LEGO / Re: Lego 2011
« on: January 4, 2011, 10:57 AM »

7957 Dathomir Speeder

I would dearly love to see a photo of this one if anyone can find one...I have searched to no avail on Google.

This is practically a slam dunk for the TCW 3.75" line...

Does this work?  I poked around Brickshelf a bit to find it.  Not really a good picture, but its a start...   :-\

That Republic Frigate looks pretty nice.  Maybe if I'm really good this year Santa will bring it for me.

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: Imperial AT-AT
« on: January 3, 2011, 10:07 AM »
Jesse, I see just the opposite at KMart.  The week before christmas they put out a huge pile of them, must've been atleast 40 of them.  Atleast half of them were still there yesterday.  When they did their $50 sale they only had about 5 on the sales floor at any given time, which is pretty much how they were stocked up until they put out that huge pile.  Now I'm sure they sold a bunch, but they are the only retailer in my neck of the woods that is sitting on a significant stockpile.

(I remember the timing of the release of the stockpile because I had seen one of those walker/armor suits from the Avatar line that I was going to repurpose as somekind of munitions loader for the Imperials, and I checked back into that KM two days in a row...).

Other Collectibles / Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
« on: January 3, 2011, 09:56 AM »
Now should be when Hasbro does a rerelease on some of those hard to find cinema scenes.  I know they aren't doing cinema scenes right now, but it seems like the time to do that.

The AT-ST, if it HAD to be an exclusive, should have been with one of Hasbro's existing retail partners.  Even if it had done just OK for Target it would have sold far more units than a smash hit at Kohl's.  Heck they could have given Walmart the AT-AT and Target the AT-ST.

LEGO / Re: Lego 2011
« on: January 3, 2011, 09:43 AM »

I just wish they would rerelease some Cloud City sets

Is there an ICMG-LEGO petition?

The Vintage Collection / Re: Vintage Pegwarmers
« on: December 17, 2010, 09:46 AM »
I only ever see the ROTS Clone, Sandtrooper and Anakin/Vader in any significant quantities at Target, Walmart and Kmart locally.  I wish Kmart had done a buy one get one this week (I missed the one a couple weeks ago...  :'( ) because I'd like to pick up some more of the Sandies.

I think its a positive that the figures that are peg warming are ones that would get bought up quickly if they do a sale (individuals buying multiples) as opposed to pegwarmers from previous lines which sat because buyers were unlikely to pick up a second of that character.

B-2-G-1 sale at K-Mart...  $6 figures when you break it down, so good luck.

Ok, stupid question time: it has to be 3 of the same thing right? Like I can't buy 2 deluxe vehicle sets and get a free battlepack, correct?

Ad says free item of equal or lesser value.

Other Collectibles / Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
« on: December 10, 2010, 09:12 AM »
I think there were a lot of people scratching their heads about Kohls getting this exclusive.  Is Kohls really that big a player in the toy retail market?  Sure we have a few locally, but I think generally the impression is that they are nearly entirely a clothing retailer, that also happens to have some toys, etc.  If anything Hasbro should have saved this set and had it be the followup for the AT-AT's general release.  The AT-AT is a great toy and I think would have sparked demand for people to buy a followup like the AT-ST.

Either way, as long as it reaches retail somewhere in the US (Heck, make it an exclusive to Marshalls/TJ Maxx/etc...).

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« on: December 1, 2010, 02:07 PM »
Yes, if I could type properly....   :-[

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« on: December 1, 2010, 01:30 PM »
I thought this might be of interest to this crowd.

Usually 2-fers aren't comped here, but I'll have to give it a go.  The price may get them to cave.  Worth it for Sandtroopers if nothing else.  Thanks Greg, I'll hang onto the ad and try it.

I'm not sure if the TRU ad is the same around the country, but the local ad explicitly states:

2 for 9.99

All Star Wars, Iron Man, Marvel or GI Joe 3.75" Basic Action Figures
4.99 ea.

(Emphasis mine)

Of course it also says you "must buy two for offer".  So having the unit price explicitly mentioned should be enough to quiet that argument, since its not technically a twofer.  They'll probably just fall back on the "The Vintage Line isn't pictures, we only price-match on the specific figures pictured.." line.   :P

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