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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: October 14, 2011, 11:29 PM »
So here's my final tally of all the big Clone Wars reveals from NYCC:

1 Deluxe set, the STAP with Battle Droid, which they have already released twice before in this line.

1 Battlepack, Republic Troopers, with CutUp, Hardcase, and Bomb Squad Clone. Looks pretty sweet.

The aforementioned 3 new figures, Anakin, Clone Trooper, and Cody w/Jetpack, plus Captain Rex (Phase II?) and Clone Commando Boss were shown in the Hasbro slideshow.

Oh, and Wave 1 hits in January promptly followed by Wave 2 in APRIL.  ::)

No new midsize vehicles shown.

I'm ok with next year being light on TCW product, it'll save me money and space, but I do wish the stuff they were offering was more compelling than more clones and that lame STAP.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: October 13, 2011, 11:05 PM »
Also, my eyes might be deceiving me, but the Anakin looks new. So there are possibly three new figures. (Oh joy)

Good eye, after looking back over the pics I think you are right. The likeness is a great improvement, IMO.

Apparently there may be a new TCW BP pictured on the back of the Geonosis set called Republic Troopers, with an actual Bomb Squad Clone in it. That would be cool. Kinda like what the Army of the Republic BP SHOULD have been.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 26 (2012 Wave 1)
« on: October 13, 2011, 11:03 PM »
After seeing some of the other comments, and reviewing the early pics again, I think I am in agreement that the Anakin pictured is all new as well. The facial sculpt looks vastly improved.

I wonder if the repack Chewie will really have the proper coloration like the display version. That one doesn't look nearly as dark in the face as the ones I have seen photos of from stores.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: October 13, 2011, 09:57 PM »
Ugh, just spent the past 45 minutes trying to slog through all the new pics at SSG. Looks like at least 2 new TCW figures were on display @NYCC: a big-ass jetpack Cody and what looks to be a new basic clone trooper. Both are slated for JAN 2012. Guessing the will be the first new wave of next year, and possibly the first in the new packaging.

Yeah, the new packaging - S U C K S! They don't even identify the line as Clone Wars anymore on the package! The only way you can tell is by looking at the number on the SIDE of the card, apparently. Yeah, that won't be confusing.  ::)

It does appear that they are restarting the numbering with the packaging reset, as expected.

Both figures look pretty cool, although Cody is clearly top-heavy as hell with all that gear.

Hoping we see something else in terms of BP's, vehicles, or deluxe sets.

The Vintage Collection / Re: New York Comic Con 2011
« on: October 13, 2011, 04:40 PM »
Wasn't there some Hasbro thing planned for 5-6pm today? Or is that tomorrow? Seems like some new stuff is starting to leak out already, Adam P had some good scoop on the new Naboo fighter.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: October 12, 2011, 09:42 PM »
It's just too weak for words, really. There's about 99 different ways that this sucks but I'm too weary of the whole thing anymore to even work up a good rant about it. It cheapens Obi-Wan's legacy; it defies all common sense and reasonable suspension of disbelief; it further reinforces the absurd trend that only good guys die on this show and villains just multiply, etc, etc.

It's just crass revisionism of the worst variety. Sorry that Lucas created such a cool character and then immediately killed him off, but that's the way the ball bounced. Deal with it. Need to pump the fanboy well for some love? Fine, delve into his backstory. Do some flashback shiite, whatever. But COME ON - dude was severed in two fing pieces! And dropped down an enormous nuclear silo or whatever that thing was. I mean , done. End of story.

Just stupid, stupid, stupid.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2011-2012
« on: October 11, 2011, 11:00 AM »
It's offically Tebow time!


The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: October 10, 2011, 08:25 PM »
Wow, Wave 10 has officially hit here, and hit hard. I actually saw these at 4/4 Targets I visited over my lunch hour today. That's a really good spread.

It's always nice to see a fresh case on the pegs, so I was able to pick up another full set for the low low price of $7.99. This will allow me to recycle the remaining few I had snagged at $9.89.

Cheers to Target for getting in some new stuff. Jeers to Walmart for not doing the same.

Still no sign of the mini Y-Wing, which is odd because a number of the Targets have sold through those first 2 waves by now. I don't see much restock action on these around here.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2011-2012
« on: October 10, 2011, 09:55 AM »
Redskins 3-1
Giants     3-2
Cowboys 2-2
Eagles     1-4


TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: October 9, 2011, 10:20 PM »
I bet Adam Pawlus loved this episode, as he, like me, is a sucker for lost "DROIDS" episodes.

Kind of fun and mindless, but ultimately a bit of a waste. I feel like they spin their wheels sometime trying to make simple points. (IE: Clones are starting to turn bad)

The underground things were creepy and cool, but I'm too jaded to even enjoy that kind of stuff anymore because all I can think is, that would make a really cool toy and there is no way they will ever do it.  :(

JD Sports Forum! / Re: MLB 2011
« on: October 7, 2011, 10:14 PM »
I had a very classy post prepared that was something to the effect of "Suck it Yankees!" but then I decided that would only potentially inflame some hurt feelings.  :P

Really though, hard to argue that the best team didn't win, IMO. Detroit showed a lot of grit too, kind of a feelgood story.

Great game between the Brewers and Diamondbacks tonight. Hats off to both clubs for a great series effort.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 7, 2011, 12:25 PM »
I'm psyched. I've been watching progressively less TV the past few years so the few remaining shows I do keep up with are welcome returns.

Too bad they couldn't have timed the action figures to come out in advance of the new season. Pretty weak sauce, I have been jonesing for these hard all summer. Will they ever show up?

The Vintage Collection / Re: Vintage Rumors
« on: October 6, 2011, 05:00 PM »
I'm fine with them doing an EU-inspired Nightsister in realistic style, although it seems like sort of an obscure choice. I just hope that doesn't preclude them from doing the ones from the toon in the animated line. There's plenty of room for Nightsisters in both lines.  ;D

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
« on: October 6, 2011, 04:57 PM »
I've yet to see a single one of these sold, they are not moving at all around here. I've waited this long I don't see any point in breaking down and paying full price when I know this thing is going to have to come down sooner or later. Otherwise these are going to be tying up a lot of precious toy real estate come holiday season.

I'm feeling $50 a lot more than $80.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: October 6, 2011, 04:54 PM »
Awesome Pete! Good scores.

When returning my extra Snow Koon today at Bizarro Target, I happened to check the pegs and saw they had put out ANOTHER case of Wave 10. Only one missing was shirtless Savage.

This makes at least 3 whole cases this store has put out where most of the others haven't even gotten in one yet. Not coincedentally this is the highest grossing store in the area. (Also explains their ballsy $2 price hike)

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