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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: May 29, 2012, 09:09 PM »
Found the elusive Scuba Clone Class I set tonight at the Target near my home. This is the same one I had cleaned out of Wave 1 sets last week in the hopes of paving the way for new stock. Presto! I also picked up another Attack Recon Fighter.

So that's 3-for-3 now in product relocation paying dividends. Crazy.

On another weird note, the Class I sets rang up at a discount also. I got $8.50 off my order total, so I am thinking the BOGOHO applies to Deluxe Sets as well. This was not an advertised special that I could see. Still, two new deluxe sets for $26? Hell yes!

Now I just need that Dropship Class I set and Wave 3 and I am all caught up again. Progress!

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: May 29, 2012, 09:02 PM »
I picked up the Scuba Clone set this evening and not surprisingly, share the sentiment of others I have seen posting online - the paint apps on the clone SUCK. BIG-TIME. It looks like some kind of crude custom, or Turkish bootleg.

I can't see how someone in quality control signed off on this monstrosity in good conscience. It obviously has to be the factory because they all seem to be this way, to varying degrees of suckitude.

The Recon Fighter was better, so I am keeping my fingers crossed for the Dropship set.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: May 29, 2012, 04:48 PM »
Took my Wave 2 purchases from Friday back to Target and had them price adjust for the BOGOHO sale going on. That put about $9.46 back in my pocket...not too shabby. While I was there I went ahead and liberated the rest of those Wave 2 carry-forwards to help keep things moving. Here's hoping they restock with a little Wave 3...

One Walmart near me just moved all the DTF BP's to the Clearance aisle, but they still ring up at full price.  ::)

Hall of Justice / Re: Batman The Dark Knight
« on: May 27, 2012, 08:33 PM »
Ugh, saw these tonight at Walmart for the first time. Line green suspenders Bane?  :-X


The Bullpen / Re: The Amazing Spider-Man: The Toys
« on: May 27, 2012, 08:31 PM »
Saw them tonight at a Walmart that had just completed their reset...only $7.47 there. No Doc Ocks but I did see a lab coat-less and thus source-inaccurate Lizard which I have no interest in.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: May 26, 2012, 01:02 AM »
Was able to score another complete set of TCW Wave 2 earlier today at a different Target which I had also coincedentally cleared of figures the previous night. So that's 2 for 2.

I checked a few other Targets for comparison and they all had the same old junk up on the pegs.

The second Rex I got was as bad as the first, and I guess this discoloration is common to all the figures, like some type of half-assed weathering. I still think it looks cruddy. Will be offering up my spares to other local collectors over the next few days.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NBA 2011-2012
« on: May 25, 2012, 11:41 AM »
Uh, I think Indiana is actually going to take care of Miami right now.

I blame the media for making everyone think the Pacers had a shot and Wade was on his last legs. Neither of those things appear to be remotely true.

Just hope we get Boston/Heatles again because the prepubescent Sixers will just be happy to be there and not give them much of a fight.

The Original Trilogy / Re: Happy Birthday Star Wars
« on: May 25, 2012, 11:30 AM »
I still remember seeing the trailer on TV and thinking it was some kind of lame-ass detective movie. Silly six year old me!

So glad the parents dragged me to see it in the theater. My life has never been the same since.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: May 25, 2012, 11:27 AM »
To quote the inimitable Hannibal from A-Team, "I love it when a plan comes together."

The Target I cleared out of all CW stock earlier this week actually re-stocked today, with...Clone Wars Wave 2! Actual new Clone Wars figures! ON THE PEGS! AT A STORE!


Needless to say I pounced on Rex, Boss, Aayla and Obi-Wan. Cards look pretty decent on all 4, though I may not keep the Aayla as I already have one MOC and loose from her previous release.

The only thing that sucked (aside from not finding Wave 3 also) was Rex. The one I got was BADLY discolored, so bad I would have guessed it was intentional if I hadn't seen photos of others online. The yellowing was even worse than the Vintage figures that had this issue, and it covers the whole body except for the helmet. Ugh. This is definitely going to be replaced if I ever find a better one.

Anyway, good day, pretty much done with this wave now other than the Rex upgrade. The character selections are so weak I have no interest in getting any of these as openers.

Now to set about clearing out some more stores around town in my ongoing war on cruddy distribution...

But it's got an exclusive Kaadu! That alone must be worth at least a grand!  ;)

I can just see someone buying this and then them showing up the next month at TJ Maxx.

Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Toys!
« on: May 24, 2012, 12:33 PM »
Wow, that is a total fail on Hasbro's part. What a disaster for their toy lines too, and not just the JOE ones.

Now, on top of the inevitable AOTC blitz and subsequent pegwarming in early 2013, they will fixate their focus on redeeming this JOE debacle somehow and let the other lines like SW languish in disrepair even further. And God help you if you're a TF fan nowadays...

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: May 24, 2012, 08:56 AM »
Stopped by another Walmart in vain yesterday, but did notice an employee packing up their SW section. (What a ton of pegwarming junk, BTW) I asked if they were just moving the section, expanding, or what. She said they are starting a reset due to be completed next Monday the 28th, Memorial Day. She also mentioned they would be putting out new product at that time.

I couldn't help but wonder whet they were planning to do with all the OLD product they can't seem to move, but whateves.

I have no interest being near a Walmart on a holiday, but I am hoping some late Sunday night runs may yield something promising.

Brilliant, way nicer than the one I was leaving a year or two ago. I'd love to scan that image and re-use it. Repeatedly.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: May 22, 2012, 10:12 PM »
So you took about 5 figures away.  Nice.


LOL, it was actually 17, but the damage could have been worse. I look forward to checking their DPCI count tomorrow.

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