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Silverzed makes many good points, and I think he hits the nail on the head.  Clone Wars are DOA at Wal Mart.  Not good at all.  I don't think that means the end of the road for SW at retail - not at all - but it shows that retailers have been avoiding SW this year as if it were contagious.  Wal Mart seems to have made the mistake of buying into EP2 way too much after the hard lesson of EP1.  They got saddled with a lot of overstock and are now treating the brand as if it's to blame.

Wal Mart is going to lose out on some cash this year, and next, if they continue to approach SW this way.  Not that it matters to their bottom line, but the incidental business they get from we collectors going on toy runs could diminish.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Saga 2004 - Predictions
« on: July 19, 2003, 09:46 PM »
Jimmy, are those figs that haven't seen the light... yet possibly the Trophy figures?  Have you heard anything from your source about when and where these figures may turn up?  I imagine both could pop up in a Naboo themed wave next year...

And I wonder what figure could be the one sculpted and abandoned for the Jedi Master Points promotion?  Any hints?

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: New JABBA COMING-From ROTJ or ANH!!!
« on: July 19, 2003, 09:43 PM »
To Jimmy you listen.   ;)

I also think Hem Dazon and Hermi are coming next year one way or the other.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Themed Waves: Let The Speculation Begin!
« on: July 19, 2003, 09:41 PM »
I also would take any theme that would get us an Orange Handmaiden Padme.  The fact we haven't gotten one yet is criminal.  

I wonder if there will be more OT waves than PT.  I know many collectors (most?) prefer the OT, and POTJ relied heavily on it after the sour taste of TPM.  Myself I'll take all the PT figs I can get.  I'm hoping for a Senate wave, an Arena wave (all Jedi!), and anything that gets me Trophy Obi Wan, Dorme, or Ratts Tyrell.

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Saga '02-'04 / Themed Waves: Let The Speculation Begin!
« on: July 19, 2003, 04:53 AM »
Here is some guess work on my part using what we know and also what's shown up on some rumor lists.  I've only done up to six waves, and no PT ones, although I'm awfully tempted.  Anyways, here goes:

Hoth: Luke, Rebel Trooper, R3-PO, Riekken, Wampa

Tatooine: ROTJ Luke, C3-PO & Escape Pod

Jabba’s Palace: Weequay, Bib Fortuna, Bartender R2, Jabba w/ Dais
 
Yavin: General Dodonna, Captain Antillies, Wedge, Rebel Trooper in Watch Tower

Star Destroyer: Dengar, Ozzel or Veers, Vader in Meditation Chamber

Speculation Goodness:

Bespin: Leia Bespin Gown, Cloud Car Pilot, Vader (from POTJ CD-ROM), Han in Torture Rack

For the PT waves, I'd love to see a focus on the Jedi (either in the Arena or in the Temple), as well as the Senate.  I think a Senate pod car would be perfect for the new deluxe pieces.   Hmm...

Galactic Senate: Senator Amidala (E2), Toonbuck Tora, Dorme  ;D and Senate Car w/ Wookie Senator?

Now let's hear your guys thoughts/wishes/expectations.

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I was surprised to see pics but not surprised they're doing them, I guess.  I think the biggest and nicest surprise was Riekken, and perhaps the fantastic looking Hoth Luke.  He illustrates what Hoth Han (still a pretty good fig) should have been.

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The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: July 19, 2003, 12:12 AM »
Oh, I thought they were talking about wave 2 of X2.  Guess I should pay more attention.  And where are the LOTR figures?   ???

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Santa Yoda!
« on: July 18, 2003, 07:46 PM »
It's nice, but doesn't really do it for me.

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The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: July 18, 2003, 03:33 PM »
No X2 Magneto?   :(

I was kind of worried about that, though.  The ML stuff looks good.  I'll only get the Surfer and Colossus, though.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Saga 2004 - Predictions
« on: July 18, 2003, 03:29 PM »
The rumored Wampa's Cave Scene appears to have surfaced in that Japanese pic, and so has the long rumored Hoth Rebel Soldier (both he and the recent Snowtrooper were on lists back in 2000, weren't they?).

Bring us good info, Boba Binks.   ;D

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Jedi Master Points Auction: Bad

2004 Theme Waves: Good

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Jedi Points? Your Prediction
« on: July 18, 2003, 03:26 PM »
Not sure I like this at all.  

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: New 2003/04 Figure Pics (from RS forum)
« on: July 18, 2003, 03:25 PM »
First off:  ;D

This is great news. I wonder, though, do they mean there won't be any Clone Wars figures in 2004? Will there be any more Screen Scenes? Each wave has a theme, now.  Great.  With a theme like Hoth or Yavin, there's no room for PT figures, obviosuly; are they going to get their own themes? If so, this could work out great: the Arena, the Senate, Coruscant, Kamino, Naboo (handmaidens!) etc.

The Hoth wave looks like:
Basic: Luke, Rebel Soldier, R-3PO
Deluxe: Wampa (or is he a Screen Scene?), Rieekan

Imagine the possibilities here.  This is exciting news, and it's clear that POTJ days are here again.  And finally FINALLY! a great, neutral AOTC Obi Wan.



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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Saga 2004 - Predictions
« on: July 18, 2003, 04:16 AM »
Thanks for the info, Jimmy.  I think Screen Scenes are going to be the avenue by which Hasbro delivers a lot of 'boring' minor background characters in the future.  The Cantina, Jabba's Palace, The Pod Race, the Arena, Hoth, all of these are full of characters we want.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Jedi Points? Your Prediction
« on: July 18, 2003, 12:13 AM »
My hope is that it's a program (ongoing) for getting figures we're not going to get otherwise.  Whether this is figures like Yarna or Ice Cream Maker Guy (Dorme?) or getting Figures That Time Forgot (Trophy figs, Eopie, etc.), I'm all for it.  But since this is reality, it's going to be something less than stellar.  

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