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BBTS has them up for pre-order now, and both this and Wave 2 are estimated as March 2011. That's about as exact as we are likely to get.

I am hoping both waves hit at once, as with TVC Waves 4 and 5. They are really falling behind on this line right now.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: March 1, 2011, 03:21 PM »
I found some surprising new TCW swag today - the two new DVD 2-packs. Similar to the Walmart exclusive Malevolence sets, these are just repacks of previous figures with a DVD thrown in for good measure.

Content:
1 x Landing at Point Rain (Obi-Wan & Battle Droid)
1 x Weapons Factory (Anakin & Super Battle Droid)


I picked both up at Walmart for around $33, which is atrocious, but I figured what the hell, we're not getting any other new stuff anytime soon. I don't think these are exclusives, there is no stickering as such.

Mostly just notable because I haven't seen a single other report of these hitting anywhere else online yet.

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Sweet, says they are in stock too, saves me from dealing with the extras in a case...which is also another reason why I love the BBTS Pile o Loot :-*

All the ones I see say Pre-Order?

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Movie Heroes / Saga Legends '12-? / Re: New Packaging for 2012
« on: February 26, 2011, 07:58 PM »
I would have started the thread over in the Clone Wars section, but I wanted more than five people to read it...  :-X

Shoot, you may as well have just stuck it in the Minnesota section.


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Movie Heroes / Saga Legends '12-? / Re: New Packaging for 2012
« on: February 25, 2011, 08:35 PM »
I've seen quite a bit of panic regarding this packaging replacing the Vintage branding and I'm starting to understand why.

I've been to three different message boards and even though this new look will reportedly have zero impact on the beloved Vintage line, discussions are taking place in the Vintage forums rather than the Clone Wars or Saga Legends forums. It's pretty misleading.

I've been reading some of the posts on those otheR Sites as well and they are freaking hilarious. Some people are ready to slash their wrists over this news it seems. "I'm done with collecting!"  :D

I just saw the other photo mock-up for what I assume is either a BP box or mid-size vehicle package. Kind of odd looking with the clear window. I'm not losing any sleep over this news though.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: February 25, 2011, 03:20 PM »
Let him rest in peace, I say.

The sucky thing about this reboot is we will probably be back to at least two of the lines sharing the same packaging look, and we all know how careful big box toy section employees are about differentiating between the various sub-lines.

I've really enjoyed having three separate packaging styles for the three lines. You don't get overflow clutter from other pegwarmers.

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Movie Heroes / Saga Legends '12-? / Re: New Packaging for 2012
« on: February 25, 2011, 03:17 PM »
That looks like an awful lot of plastic, I wonder if it will be trimmed down for production.

That motif is going to look kind of silly for the Clone Wars line though, IMHO. (Oppress arc or not)

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: How Much is Too Much?
« on: February 25, 2011, 09:18 AM »
The thing that worries me though is that I've just completed my 9th Star Wars collection liquidation for a fellow collector's X-wife. I hear the story over and over how boxes and boxes of stuff just keep arriving at the house all addressed to him and no where to put them. Pretty soon simple things like telephone service and electricity get turned off. She has no idea what is going on. She finds out that they have a huge credit card bill and no money in the bank. This goes on for a while and the family get separated. She comes to me to help sell his Star Wars collection. We typically get about 45-55% of the retail price of the stuff. The older stuff like EP1 is given away to charity. She is trying to rebuild her and her children's life and he is living with some friends or his parents. Another family destroyed. Of course, there were other reasons for the divorse but being burried in stormtroopers with no lights pushes things in that direction really well.

That is sad, but I have to ask - how did she come to acquire custody of (and the accompanying rights to sell) HIS collection? Was this part of some kind of court-ordered settlement? Did he sign off on that idea? Or was this more of a punitive action on her part?

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars General Battle Pack Thread
« on: February 24, 2011, 11:36 AM »
Thanks, Greg, it does seem like an odd process over there.

I can now report that both BP's are now available to Pre-Order, they must have updated sometime in the past 90 minutes. I went ahead and snagged the Army of the Republic pack for $30.94 total after discount (HTS10) so that's not so terrible. I'll save that much on gas just by skipping the store blitz for this thing.

For the love of God though, please put up that BARC w/Jesse deluxe set!  ;D

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The Bullpen / Re: Thor: The Toys!
« on: February 24, 2011, 10:33 AM »
I looked over these things at TRU yesterday. They are god-awful. The 12" version or whatever that talks had me laughing out loud. I mean, how do you mis-pronounce THOR?!?! IT'S ONE FREAKING SYLLABLE! How does a Norse God talk with a Bristish accent? ("I...AM...THAWR") Where's the hat with wings?

I hate to play the bitter old man card yet again, but will they every make a comic book movie that actually resembles the comic it is based on?

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Conventions / Re: Pittsburgh's "Steel City Con" Toy & Collectible Show
« on: February 24, 2011, 10:23 AM »
Stupid question here - do they do this thing every other month or something? I feel like every time I turn around this show is going on. Aren't most conventions this size usually an annual affair?

Does Pennsylvania just have a high # of toy freaks or does it draw from all over? I lived in PA for almost four years but I have no recollection of it being a major toy hub. That was awhile ago though.

Sounds like a fun time!

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars General Battle Pack Thread
« on: February 24, 2011, 10:18 AM »
So what exactly does "Coming Soon" mean anyway?

I don't recall ever seeing that before on HTS, but I do seem to recall them doing pre-orders for certain items. Why wouldn't they allow that here? Does this imply it is an item further out in terms of anticipated arrival date?

How long do you guys think it will be before these are actually In Stock? Days/weeks?

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wave Wave 21 (Spring 2011 Wave 2)
« on: February 23, 2011, 07:25 PM »
This wave was in stock at Toy Maniacs today for about five seconds. By the time I found out and got on there to order they were all sold out except for new look Anakin, which is the least interesting figure of the wave, IMO.

I hope they make it to HTS soon...

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Wow - Vintage eBay Auctions
« on: February 23, 2011, 04:35 PM »
Hmm.  I paid about $150 for mine.  If they're going for that much, it just might be time to sell it.   

PM me.  ;)

I gotta have the legit one...I have passed on a couple the past year and regretted it. It's one of the only variants left on my List.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars General Battle Pack Thread
« on: February 23, 2011, 02:29 PM »
Star Wars The Clone Wars Battle Packs: Army of the Republic  now listed as coming soon on HTS with pictures available to check it out

A repack of this Star Wars The Clone Wars Battle Packs: Rishi Outpost Attack is also now listed as coming soon on HTS with pictures available to check it out

Thanks Jeff, good intel. I noticed this was also just listed as In Stock at EE, but the $28.99 price tag is too brutal. I'm down with one from HTS though.

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