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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: February 20, 2012, 10:26 PM »
Bonus find at lunch...the last SOTDS figure at any Target in the metro area: believe it or not, Hevy!

Well worth the $2.38.

They had a SOTDS AAT too, but the box had been opened and I wasn't sure I wanted to risk it. Maybe later this week if I get bored. I've bought pretty much everything else at this point.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: The Future of the Clone Wars Toy Line?
« on: February 20, 2012, 02:41 PM »
Yes, many fans of this line feel strongly that animated characters should be sculpted in an animated style to better reflect their actual appearance on the show.

I understand this may not appeal to all collectors but I don't see why it has to be an all or nothing proposition. They're putting some characters out in realistic form which should make some collectors happy. I think that step should appease some collectors who have yet to warm up to the animated line for whatever reason, but that's not any justification for just killing the animated line outright.

Until somebody proves me wrong with hard data, I maintain that for every collector who wants these animated figures in a realistic style, there is an equal and opposite collector who currently buys the animated style and would NOT be interested in buying these figures in a realistic style.

Just keep up both lines and everyone is happy.  :)

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Walmart Exclusive Clone Wars 2-Packs
« on: February 20, 2012, 02:30 PM »
What was really new about these?  The Clones?  In the grand scheme of things those aren't a tremendous loss, but I think we may see those some time this year.  It's been said before and it bears repeating:  If Hasbro has shown a product publically, then more than likely it's going to make it's way to market.  They've shown a committment to doing that time and again, even if it take a while.

The Clones in each set were new, yes: Gearshift and Scythe. You also get some cool molded brain worms too.

I'm not so sure this will ever see a mass release here in the States. Hasbro has already stated that stores are not carrying forward any SOTDS merchandise, which is how both of these sets were to be packaged domestically.

As far as them showing these publically, well, they have made their way to market - overseas and in Canada. we're just not likely to get them here I think. Hasbro may repackage the clones somewhere down the line in a BP or something like that, but I don't think we're likely to see that this year, if ever.

I do hope I'm wrong though, I would much prefer to have the SOTDS packaged version with the DVD included. I just don't feel great about the prospects right now.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: February 20, 2012, 02:23 PM »
Good to see Zombies make their return to this show. I liked the first half of the episode which seemed more adrenalin-packed.

I have to sympathize with Shane's remark about having to sit back and just watch things go to hell...that's pretty much where I am coming out at this point in the season. You can just see things are going to end badly for everyone.

There is just too much drama with that bunch now, they need to hurry up and split into two camps like we all know is coming and just get it over with. I guess something is going to have to happen to Lori's baby first though since Shane apparently isn't going to let that go.

I don't get Rick bringing the kid back either...I thought he had seen the light after The Barn. OF COURSE that is going to come back to bite you in the ass. They should have left that kid as walker bait, he almost got them all killed.

I'm already getting tired of the Glenn/Maggie thing's like they invent a new reason every week to squabble about something.

I worry Dale has outlived his usefulness on the show...I really like him but he's become kind of a one-note character this season. Everyone else seems to be growing and he just seems kind of stuck.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: February 18, 2012, 11:45 PM »
Another Cad Bane's Escape BP for $5.98, plus a Naboo Skiff Deluxe set for $5.08. I've pretty much cleaned out all the nearby Targets...time to hit the stix.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: February 18, 2012, 06:09 PM »
I had to do a Google search to figure out who you guys were talking about...I always assumed Ray Parks did his own voicework.

Turns out it's the dude who was the roommate in Shaun of the Dead. He has one of my favorite lines from the whole movie "Sort your life out, mate!"

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: February 17, 2012, 06:57 PM »
More clearance goodness at Target...$10 for a Vulture Droid and carded Hondo Ohnaka.

At these prices, I wish I could find more stuff to buy.

The Bullpen / Re: 2011/2012 Marvel Legends
« on: February 17, 2012, 11:33 AM »
Damn, I saw the pack with Terrax' head and axe and it looked sweet. I just can't justify the expense to build the only figure I want. Will have to look for one on eBay I guess...he came out great.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: February 17, 2012, 09:08 AM »
New episode tonight?

Haven't seen any previews around the web yet...would not mind having a week off.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: February 16, 2012, 07:52 PM »
The boxset looks cool but I want a new wave of figures!

One of the local Targets had all those new TPM 2-packs on clearance today for $7.48.  ???

It was definitely not a mistake, they were each individually stickered. Have not seen this anywhere else in my travels though. Weird.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
« on: February 16, 2012, 10:00 AM »
So I went ahead and opened the one I bought at Target for $23 last night, and I have nothing but good things to say about this toy.

It's just cool and different. The design is slick, they really optimized all the play features and made the base/ship transition as easy as possible. Doubles as a good carrying case for loose figures too.

I have to applaud Hasbro for trying something different and trying to figure out a way back into this whole playset mentality. I realize there may be little appeal to collectors, but my kids are going to LOVE this thing.

I just can't imagine shelling out $80 for the thing is all. For $23, it's a terrific value.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: February 15, 2012, 09:07 PM »
Wow, glad I decided to go back out tonight. When I got back to Target there was only 1 Attack Shuttle left. Guess they really are "priced to move".

So I snagged the last one, it was actually only $23.98, not $24.98 as I mentioned earlier. Can't wait to crack this baby open tonight after the wife goes to bed.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: February 15, 2012, 07:37 PM »
I need to start watching the River with is really hard to tell what the hell they are saying sometimes, especially the cameraman and director. Friggin' mumbly Brits!

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: February 15, 2012, 05:10 PM »
So there's this one Target in town that has been a holdout at 30% off for their clearance toy prices. Everyone else around here went to 50% right away it seemed like. So I've been waiting them out, since they are one of the only Targets with any decent stuff worth picking up.

Today I went back there and they had gone from 30% t0 70% off!  :o

I was able to score an Assault on Geonosis Battlepack for $5.98! And an AV-7 Mobile Cannon for $7.48! And the Republic Gunships were down to $24.98 a pop! (They had three left, I am going back to buy one tonight I decided)

That is just insanely awesome. The figures were less than $3 too, might pick up an SBD just for the hell of it. If they had had any Deluxe sets I would have cleaned them out.

Good luck out there!

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