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Or is it the toys getting dumped because the line has been a failure, at least in the eyes of Wal-Mart, and we could see Star Wars scaled back a bit soon, at least there?

This one, I think. Not a coincedence that Target clearanced their 2 packs really quickly as well. The movie dropped out of sight and mind pretty quickly it would seem. The further out we get the more these things are going to stink up the shelves.

I think the figures will continue to move ok for the most part, but I would be worried about that second wave of Class II vehicles, and maybe even the MTT. That stuff should have been out already.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 4, 2012, 10:27 PM »
Damn, harsh ending there. Kinda saw the writing on the wall though.

Apparently Carl got all Lori's stupid genes?

Why do I get the feeling I saw this exact same situation play out when the castaways captured Benjamin Linus while trying to protect themselves from The Others?

Yeah, that worked out well.


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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: March 4, 2012, 10:24 PM »
Picked up one of the final remaining DROIDS carded figures I needed tonight, the surprisingly uncommon A-Wing Pilot. Really psyched to scratch this off The List, only leaves me with a carded DROIDS Boba Fett to complete the collection, and that pesky Vlix guy.  ;)


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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: March 3, 2012, 10:22 AM »
Yeah, I saw a ****-ton of these at Target last night too..at least 3-4 cases.

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: March 2, 2012, 11:39 PM »
So I think they've found their winning formula: no Jedi + no Clones = awesomeness  :D

Seriously, where was this kind of quality last year? This season has been really strong, all the more frustrating given the state of the toy line. Tonight was no exception, great story, great characters, and a goldmine of potential toy fodder. (Cantina aliens? bounty hunters? Asajj and Boba in new outfits? Duh!)

I loved the robot and the crazy alien chick. How cool would that grappling feature be in an action figure? Dengar was good as expected. The marauders were all pretty awesome too, like Star Wars ninjas. Just all around good stuff.

Was that Asajj riding off into the sunset at the end there? Have we seen the last of her? After the past few episodes I hope not.

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: March 2, 2012, 09:01 AM »
Simon Pegg as Dengar? Nerdgasm!

There was a time when you could bet your bottom dollar this would be a sure fire action figure choice for the line.

Now, I honestly doubt we'll ever see this. By the time they find an open slot for another figure this season will be over a year old.

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The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: March 2, 2012, 08:57 AM »
Does anyone know or think Walmart still makes a profit when they let a vintage figure go for $4?

I'm just curious what happens to those clearanced SW toys that NEVER sell. Where do they go?

Another local collector found the Blu-Ray figures here yesterday too and also got the $4 deal.

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I don't understand why folks are angry about these sets.

Maybe people are wondering why they pissed away money on this and we're only getting 19 Clone Wars figures this year?

It's the allocation of resources that gets people frustrated I think. I don't know what kind of physical evidence could be produced to "prove" these BP's took tooling dollars away from other, worthier projects, but it's completely logical to assume IMHO.

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The Bullpen / Re: The Avengers: The Toys
« on: March 1, 2012, 10:59 PM »
Saw the Loki wave tonight for the first time. Slightly better, but still meh.

How many waves are we going to have to wait for some Skrulls?

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I'm a big fan of Mike Nesmith from the classic "Sunset Sam" video they used to air on Night Flight.

I still find it almost too weird to believe that Hendrix actually opened for The Monkees at one point.


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Archer on fX
« on: March 1, 2012, 10:55 PM »
"Pushing ropes"

?!?!

I cannot wait for them to freaking kill Barry.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: March 1, 2012, 09:42 AM »
I think I've decided that I just don't enjoy The River. The characters are mostly unlikeable, except for the Doctor and the mechanic and his Lolita-esque daughter. I hate that they felt the need to create yet another TV love triangle, seriously, is anyone NOT sick of this plot device by now?

I think it's funny that ABC keeps trying to market this as some kind of scare-fest. There's been nothing even remotely frightening in that show to this point. It's all so contrived.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 1, 2012, 09:37 AM »
Don't know if anyone saw this: http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/165873-the-walking-dead-season-3-has-found-its-governor

YYYEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

This is the best news that has come out since Darabont got the boot...this arc will finally get the show back on track! The sooner they get away from the Kingdom of Boredom (AKA: The Farm) the better - if I have to listen to any more of these women talk about their feelings I am going to throw up.

AND, best of all - you can't cast the GOVERNOR without MICHONNE!  ;D

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The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: March 1, 2012, 09:21 AM »
It really is so interesting how things vary from store to store. I found $4 vintage figures at one Walmart last night, but they did not have any Blu-Ray figs. They did have a fresh case of TPM though, so I figured I would buy a few of those on the cheap. Not so fast, my friend.

The TPM figures all had new stickers over their UPC which came up as $8.96 on the price scanner. So I didn't think I was going to have any luck sweet talking those for $4, and I bagged it.

This morning, I stopped at a different Walmart on the way in to work and found a fresh case of the Blu-Ray figures out on the pegs. (This same store had nothing last night) These did not scan at all at the self price-checker, but I was able to confirm the Black Endor Rebel variant came up as 4$. BINGO!

So I grabbed the Endor Rebel and all 5 new Blu-Ray figures and trucked them up to the register, explained how the new ones would not scan so could you please just scan the Endor rebel five times and I'll be on my way?

Well, it wasn't quite that easy - the guy working the register had to huddle with his manager and a stockboy, but eventually came back and said he would give them to me at the $4 price. DAMN RIGHT! He also had to key each one individually under some kind of generic SW listing, which was tedious and time consuming but well worth the wait.

So I scored all the new figures for $4, and will be returning the endor trooper at a later date. Glad I am finally in the crazy savings club...I was really concerned about missing out on this redonkulous deal. = WINNING!

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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: February 29, 2012, 08:59 AM »
I always see people refer to this as the "Storm/Psylocke" wave - are those the only 2 figures shipping or something? Is there no one else in that wave worth mentioning?

What wave are Grey Hulk and Ronin in? I saw those guys at TRU this week and had never seen either on the pegs before.

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