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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: January 12, 2011, 10:35 AM »
Yeah, at first I wasn't all that thrilled about these films.  Now I can't wait for them.  I got excited when Peter Jackson said he would direct them. 

It's just one movie right?

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Vintage Rumors
« on: January 12, 2011, 10:33 AM »
Does that Stan guy work for Hasbro?  Guess I never really cared enough to ask...BMF Sandcrawler would rock, but I can't see that happening.  It's a rolling brick.

Yeah, and they already indicated the only "BIG" item this year was for TCW, so maybe this is all BS or just loitering in their metaphorical "parking lot".

Are they even going to make mid-size vehicles for this line anymore? They have really dwindled in terms of recent offerings...

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Vintage Rumors
« on: January 12, 2011, 10:29 AM »
I just posted these but it disappeared?

I hope to see this thread exploding with lots of good comments today, in light of the RS Vintage pre-Toy Fair rumor news on their front page:


Captain Tarpals?  :)

Orray? New Taun-taun sculpt?  :D

New Speeder Bike sculpt?  ;D

BMF-style Jawa Sandcrawler?!?!  :o

Let's discuss!

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: January 12, 2011, 10:16 AM »
So RS apparently has pics in their forum section showing the forthcoming TCW Barriss Offee, El-Les, and Captain Lock, who may be a K-Mart exclusive.

Of course I cannot access their forums here at work, so I cannot comment beyond that, but I am super psyched to see these when I get home tonight.

The pre Toy Fair leaks have begun!

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TRU Geonosian Warrior and Speeder
« on: January 10, 2011, 07:37 PM »
Packaged shot up now at Sandtroopers:

http://www.sandtroopers.com/sandwatch/hasbro/20110110/target0.html


Sweet!

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Dagobah Landing Luke Skywalker
« on: January 10, 2011, 12:54 PM »
How did this get past Tunghori?

Can we get unannounced TCW figures from China now too? Where do I sign up?

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Jedi Turbo Speeder
« on: January 9, 2011, 10:47 PM »

But why not just be patient, instead? You said yourself you got a couple new vehicles from HTS cheaper than retail. I, myself, got the Droid Gunship and Xanadu Blood for like $18 each in early December. What you were proposing paying BBTS was pushing $30 a vehicle, taking into account half of the case has been out forever. So, when you think about it, you're paying an even-higher premium for the new vehicles. By paying it, you also support that ridiculous pricing.
Relax, monitor the reports around your area and, when they get close, then search more intensely.

I think you misunderstood me. I'm definitely not planning on buying anything off BBTS...my point is more that if it shows up there, it can't be too far off from places like HTS or SWS or whateves, where it actually can be obtained for essentially what you'd pay at retail. I'm definitely NOT advocating paying premium prices out of sheer impatience.

I think there's potential middle ground there that offers good opportunities - you're getting the stuff before it hits retail so you save time and hassle on that end, but you're waiting just long enough for it to hit the more mainstream sites with less overhead and the ability to charge less than the early arrival gouging prices.

This is exactly what I did with the Tri-Fighter and HMP, and I couldn't be happier with the decision.

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: January 8, 2011, 09:41 PM »
The continued homages to other sci-fi properties is both amusing and gratifying.

Hands down the best scene maybe of the whole series ever was the Tactical Droid replying to Dooku "By Your Command" - EPIC.

And you gotta love the old Fremen "Water Of Life" schtick. Night-Sisters = Bene Gesserit?

After watching it again in HD this morning, the episode was even better the second time around. They always score big with the space battles, and the opening sequence did not disappoint in that regard. Heck, we got some nice screen time for the Tri-Fighters!

The hangar deck duel was very well done but it's the same old complaint - she should not have fared even that well against two of the best Jedi in the galaxy. And the force choke? No way dude, a Jedi Master would have a ready defense for that jazz. That should have been a lot more of a lop-sided battle than it was. Either that or Yoda was just lying and the Dark Side really IS stronger.

Guess we've seen the last of the erstwhile Fanblade Fighter? It will be missed.

How can you be Big-Shot Sith Lord and you feel all these disturbances all the time but you can't tell if Asajj is dead or not? That's some weak sauce.

What's with the lame ass security in Dooku's Fortress of Solitude? Could it have been any easier for them to have gotten in? Maybe mix in a motion detector or pheremone sensor, bro. Or even a scary dog, I mean WTF?

All the Dathomir stuff was way cool, although they obviously took some liberties with how it was all portrayed. The interior sets of the temple were insanely interesting. I really liked the rendering of the Nightsisters too. They have to make a Battlepack with Talzin, Asajj, and the other 2 warriors though. How cool was that laser-bow?

Not sure about the Asajj backstory, it does seem rather incomplete and derivative. At least they didn't blow up the Tartakovsky continuity totally.

You have to wonder ultimately how she will survive the war. She seems pretty hell bent on killing Dooku, and since we all know that never happens, it stands to reason she gets offed by the time ROTS has started.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Jedi Turbo Speeder
« on: January 8, 2011, 09:16 PM »
I agree you'd get raped on buying a case of these things, but you could come out alright picking up 1-2 at a time courtesy of HTS. I got both the Tri-Fighter and HMP for less than what they would have cost at retail.

I'm just tired of waiting for new stuff...if I can get it early and save time and hassles driving around looking for stuff in vain, that's the way to go, IMO.

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: January 7, 2011, 07:58 PM »
I'm officially psyched for tonight. I feel like this is the "real" premiere and that whole schtick last year was just a bad dream.

Don't let me down Hollywood!

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Star Wars Universe / Re: Star Wars on Blu-Ray
« on: January 7, 2011, 02:24 PM »
I'm reading an awful lot of comments elsewhere concerning the inclusion of the original theatrical cuts. Seems like this is going to be a deal breaker if Lucas doesn't squeeze them in. I'm inclined to agree. I'd sooner have the originals (my favorites) in hi-def, warts and all, than to settle for the edit-du-jour.

Definitely a deal-breaker for me as well...they HAVE to include those as far as I'm concerned. There's no good reason for them not to with all those extra hours of features.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Tron: Legacy
« on: January 7, 2011, 11:26 AM »
On the brighter side, there will be no Black Hole movie.  ;)

I agree that is good news, otherwise they would have inevitably ruined what was a stellar motion picture sci-fi epic of its day.

They would have recruited actors about half the age of the original cast, turned VINCENT and Maximillian into CGI abominations, and completely re-written a perfectly serviceable script with none of the targedy or pathos of the original.

Also, one of the best soundtracks ever.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 20 (aka 2011 Wave 1?)
« on: January 7, 2011, 11:13 AM »
This Wave is In Stock now at BBTS, and there is indeed no listing for Hondo.

I am hoping this means they will start showing up at retail before too long, although the way the pegs are filled around here I'm not sure they'll even get stocked right away.

I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that Target will probably be the first to get these, since they had the Embo wave first and Walmart got the Vos wave first. TRU is hopefully out of the picture because their prices are just stupid.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Jedi Turbo Speeder
« on: January 7, 2011, 11:08 AM »
FYI, this is In Stock now at BBTS, but only as part of the larger case assortment. For some reason you can't order the thing by itself.

I will probably have to order this the online route because the previous TCW vehicle wave (Tri-Fighter and HMP) has not even hit retail yet so this is probably at least another month or two out. Dammit.  >:(

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