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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Mandalorian Troop Shuttle
« on: June 18, 2012, 08:34 AM »
What also sucks about this is the fact that it happened on a Saturday. (well, Friday night I guess technically)

I had to liquidate a few assets (my whole Retaliation stash) just to be able to come up with the necessary $$$ to pay the scalper prices online for these things now. And even then I couldn't get to the bank or anything since it was already closed by then. So I had to sit on the sidelines all weekend while these things started disappearing from the online retailers.

And good luck getting anyone from any of those online sites to actually respond to a question on a weekend. (I notice a lot of sites have photos of the English language version but no one will confirm if that's actually the one they plan to ship me)

So now I am REALLY looking at a major chunk of cash to lock down one of the few remaining English language sets that might still be out there somewhere. I don't even want to think about how much this is going to end up costing me.

Just throwing it out to the group - if anyone sees one of these anywhere, or knows anyone that might be willing to part with one, please let me know. (Again, just the English language version, not interested in the trilingual)

Thanks in advance!

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: June 18, 2012, 08:24 AM »
On another note, despite this being the first new Star Wars action figure I've found at retail AT ALL since the Vintage Deleted Scenes wave in February I almost put Obi-Wan back.  Even now I feel like I bought him out of obligation more than actual desire to have him, if that makes any sense (it probably doesn't). 

I always feel that way too, especially now when we are so starved for new stuff. I already have dupes of all the Wave 2 stuff and I still feel a strong compulsion to grab that one pegwarming Aayla at my work Target.

Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Toys!
« on: June 16, 2012, 09:14 AM »
Yep, and Joe Colton.

Guess we are all agreed this really DIDN'T come out as someone claimed above?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Mandalorian Troop Shuttle
« on: June 16, 2012, 09:08 AM »

Thank you for ordering from Entertainment Earth. We have been notified by
the manufacturer that we will not be receiving any additional shipments of
Star Wars Clone Wars Mandalorian Assault Transport Vehicle, (Item
HS30494), because they have discontinued production of this item at this
point in time.  The item has been removed from your order.

If this item is again made available, we will contact you for a possible
re-order. We apologize for the inconvenience, as we certainly would have
preferred to fill your order. Your order information appears below.

The best part about this whole thing? HASBRO EXPLICITLY TOLD US TO GO ORDER THIS FROM EE.

Insert profanity-filled rant here.

This is a million time worse for me in particular because I am haunted by the knowledge that there are at least a few finished production samples NOT done in the trilingual packaging. (Adam P has confirmed as much as well) I cannot bring myself to buy the Canadian version...yet.

This is just one of their worst screw-ups EVER...and that is saying something.

I only hope the Vintage fans don't get a similar deal with the Naboo fighter. Seems eerily similar.

The Bullpen / Re: The Avengers: The Toys
« on: June 15, 2012, 03:27 PM »
LOL, he has that "I've never handled a package so big" look in his eyes.  ;)

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: June 15, 2012, 03:17 PM »
Picked up the Geonosian Speeder Deluxe set from TRU on sale for $11.99, that seemed good enough to me. I tried to wait out Kul Teska last year but I ended up missing out on any good sale prices before he disappeared from the shelves around here, so I figured I may as well bite.

Saw a leftover Aayla on the pegs at a Target, that was about it.

For some reason I just realized today there are two versions of this BP floating around...strictly packaging variants.

One version is called "Republic Troopers" and one is called "Republic Clone Troopers".

No idea which came first, but it seemed noteworthy somehow, mostly as a curiosity.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: June 13, 2012, 04:31 PM »
The Target next to my office restocked with a fresh case of Class I vehicles...I picked up another Scuba Clone Set, although the paint apps don't look much better than the first one I found. No sign of the Dropship, but that wave is bound to hit eventually. I left the Attack Recon Fighter as 2 is enough of those for me.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: June 13, 2012, 08:47 AM »
Yes, Amazon sellers are notorious for shoddy packaging and shipping practices. There is a very little quality control over there and not much recourse if you get damaged goods. (At least not the kind of buyer impunity you find on eBay)

I am seeing nothing new on the TVC front at all around here lately. The last store that got a fresh case sold through the new stuff in one day and now all the carryforward swag is pegwarming again.

That price would be laughable if it weren't so pathetic.

"Let's release $160 toy in the middle of summer with no media should sell fantastically!"

Yeah, good luck with that.

People who wanted the sail barge should be PISSED. Because after this debacle, there is NO WAY they are making that.

Hall of Justice / Re: Batman The Dark Knight
« on: June 12, 2012, 08:46 AM »
I saw a new DK BP last night sitting on the shelves at Target. It has been opened and someone had blatantly ripped out the Catwoman figure and left the rest sitting there. Nice.

As always, good idea not packing all the main characters in the initial wave.  ::)

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2011-2012 Regular Season
« on: June 12, 2012, 08:44 AM »
Yep, congrats to the Kings.

Always nice to see a franchise get its first championship, as long as it's not the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: June 11, 2012, 09:38 PM »
Saw Wave 2 CW (Rex, etc.) at a local Target...  only 2nd time I've seen that wave.

I saw some leftovers again from this wave this morning too...Aayla and Obi-Wan, also at Target.

I never know if I'm seeing leftovers from the straight Wave 2 or the mixed wave though. I keep thinking I have missed Scuba Ahsoka but there is really no way to tell.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: June 11, 2012, 02:29 PM »
Nice, I saw one of these over the weekend MISB at Ross for $10 I think.

The Bullpen / Re: The Avengers: The Toys
« on: June 8, 2012, 02:41 PM »
Saw Hawkeye, Black Widow, and the Skrull Soldier on the pegs today for the first time. K-Mart of all places...

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