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I came across this Wave at 3 different Targets as well as a K-Mart, of all places. The cheap Target prices can't be beat though. I only bought the 4 I was interested in - Wooof, Wicket, Ackbar and Gammorean Guard.

Initial thoughts:

You gotta be choosy with the Wooofs, there are some funky looking ones where the helmet/cowl/whatever doesn't fit right. I'm sure it's fine if you open it and jimmy it around, but I had to go through a couple before finding a good MOC version.

The Wicket is pretty underwhelming, it just seems like not much there, especially compared to the Gammorean, which is about the heaviest figure I have ever seen on a cardback. What a sweet sculpt that is, a great achievement.

Ackbar is just plain terrific. I love the facial detailing and all-around effort they put into this one. Winner of the bunch, IMO. But then I loves some Mon Calamari.

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Went on a megahunt today and found the ROTJ wave at multiple Targets, as well as, brace yourself, K-Mart! (The price difference right now is no contest though) Scored Wooof, Ackbar, Wicket, and Gammorean Guard. Complete awesomeness!

I'll detail my thoughts in the other thread, but suffice to say if I had this much luck they're probably hitting all over by now. Great, great wave.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: November 12, 2010, 02:59 PM »
TOY SPREE!!!

Best day of scores in a long time, and I only had to hit 7 Targets, 4 Walmarts, 2 TRU's and a K-Mart.  ;D

I found the new wave of deluxe TCW vehicles at multiple Targets, and in addition to scoring the 2 I had snagged earlier at TRU (for return purposes), I was able to secure the AT-RT with Boil set. MAN, this is my favorite so far I think. Just love the deco.

Also scored the Battle of Orto Plutonia Battlepack at TRU, another welcome surprise.

Sadly, zero sightings of the Embo wave. That sucks, especially after running into the new Vintage wave multiple times out there. Still, a very good day all in all.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW "Battle of Orto Plutonia" Battle Pack
« on: November 12, 2010, 02:55 PM »
I found one this morning at TRU...all re-pack swag, but I really like the diorama. Anyway, I had to get it regardless as a completist freak.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW "Battle of Orto Plutonia" Battle Pack
« on: November 11, 2010, 11:05 PM »
I read this is out now at TRU...anyone spot one in the wild yet?

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: November 11, 2010, 03:19 PM »
Sorry, to clarify, I think it's going to just be 4 repacked figures, similar to the ones K-Mart has had as exclusives in the past. It doesn't sound like there are any cool accessories or pack-ins, but maybe something will be new. I hope anyway.

Looks like they are also going to re-release the Jedi Showdown and Rishi Moon BP's. Ugh, they are doing a lot of recycling with the BP's this year. 

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: November 11, 2010, 12:41 PM »
Hmmm, smells like one of those crappy K-Mart exclusive BP's...4 repacks of figures already out on individual cards.

Will be interested to hear confirmation about this though.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A thread about concerts.
« on: November 10, 2010, 10:19 AM »
Saw Overkill last night with Forbidden, pretty crushing. The boys can still bring it.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 10, 2010, 10:17 AM »
Just saw this was already picked up for a second season, which is surprising and great. I figured it would just be a one-and-done miniseries.

Mikey - I've been trying to catch up with the comic storylines - have you read them all?

I have questions but I guess I can't post them without providing inadvertant spoilers.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Tron: Legacy
« on: November 10, 2010, 10:04 AM »
I just like that it's an actual sequel and not a "re-imagining" AKA rip-off.

And it's ALWAYS good to see Bruce "The ORIGINAL StarKiller" Beefcakener getting some work again. (That's a B5 reference for those of you unfamiliar with the best sci-fi series ever on TV :) )

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: November 10, 2010, 10:00 AM »
Very cool, but I'm not driving all the way to D.C. just for a 10 minute sneak peek, or whatever it likely will be.

Hope they tread carefully with any backstory, sometimes it's cooler the LESS you know about a character. (ahem, Boba Fett)

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Christ, they have mid-size vehicles listed for $31.99!  :o

That is just ridiculously over-priced, makes TRU look cheap in comparison.

Think I'll pass on the $95 case assortments of figures too.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: November 10, 2010, 09:46 AM »
Mind giving us the store?

I think he said in another thread that it was a Target.

Really stoked to find this wave sometime soon. Going to be a challenge though, because there is not much room for new product at most of the stores around here...

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So how do HTS and SWS not have basically unlimited amounts of inventory? I honestly don't get why either site should ever sell out of anything, at least as far as new stuff. They get first dibs on everything and have a direct pipeline to the factories.

I half-suspect that this is some kind of marketing ploy to limit the initial offerings in an attempt to jack up consumer interest.

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Bought Shaak Ti from this wave. The story how I got her is funny, really...

Being that I was at the mall with lots of time to spare, I thought it over and finally decided to go back to buy it. When I walked in (about 20-30 minutes later), I found a fresh case of Wave 4, sans the astromech droid, on the shelves. There was only 1 case. I thought it was funny that Embo and the others had been untouched, but the astromech was gone. Either way, I immediately dumped the notion of buying another Asajj, and it took me at least 5 minutes to decide whether to get Shaak Ti or Embo. Eventually went with Shaak Ti, because I tend to lean towards Jedi characters. 

Awesome - some fortunate timing on your part!

So what store did you see these at and in what state? I'm on the hunt for these, but I am trying to be judicious with my runs.

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