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Even more reason for me to pick up the Criterion blu-ray of Anatomy of a Murder later this month.

Don't forget Road House!

 :D

"Get this POS coward off my lawn!"

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: February 3, 2012, 10:06 PM »
Jesse James once shot a man for snoring too loud. At least according to the Time Life books TV commercial burned into my brain from childhood. LOL.

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: February 3, 2012, 08:43 PM »
Dang, derivative or not that was freaking sweet. Like a SW/Cube mash-up...mmm.

So for the last five we got Embo, Cad Bane, and Rako, and I think Derrown and Twazzi?

Those last three would all make kick-ass action figures.

Or better yet, a Geonosis style series of 2-packs, six total with all 12 bounty hunters. Plus maybe throw in a Morallo Eval/Dooku set and we're good to go.

FOUR STARS tonight, pretty much good from start to finish for me.  :)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: February 3, 2012, 09:25 AM »
John Carter, Warlord of Mars predates all of that crap by at least a generation.

It was also a comic book in the 70's which was COMPLETELY AWESOME.

Maybe Disney will ruin it, but there is no denying the STRONG GEEK-FU of the original source material.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: February 3, 2012, 09:07 AM »
I think it is all nineteen.  I am still amazed at this, but maybe this is to get them until the holiday time.  Gotta hope for some exclusives.

Anakin Skywalker
Clone Trooper (Phase II)
Savage Opress (shirtless)
Cad Bane w/TODO 360
Yoda
Plo Koon (Cold Weather Gear)
Clone Commander Cody
Mace Windu
Chewbacca
Aqua Droid
CW? Ahsoka Scuba Gear
CW? Aayla Secura
CW? Obi-Wan Kenobi
CW? Clone Commando Boss
CW? Captain Rex
CW? Commander Wolffe (Phase II)
CW? Commander Fox
CW? Cyborg Maul
CW? Super Battle Droid

Yep, you're right...I missed the SBD in my count. That is 19 individually carded figures alright. Krell is totally MIA.

I can't see them throwing him into a BP after all the bad noise they made about no newly tooled figures in those things.

Mailaway?!?!  :D


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The Vintage Collection / Re: Vintage Rumors
« on: February 2, 2012, 09:49 PM »
LOL, that's like 5 years of Clone Wars figures at the rate they are going now...

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: February 2, 2012, 09:45 PM »
Krell is not on those lists - wasn't he confirmed?

Yes, all of those figures only add up to 18, so we are still one short for individually carded releases.

My theory is that Krell is going to come packaged ala Kul Teska as some kind of store exclusive.


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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: February 2, 2012, 05:03 PM »
From RS:


372901860
372931860 SW CW ANAKIN
372941860 SW CW CLONE TROOPER PHASE II
377361860 SW CW SAVAGE OPRESS
384111860 SW CW CAD BANE
384121860 SW CW YODA
373071860 SW CW PLO KOON
373061860 SW CW COMMANDER CODY S4
384131860 SW CW MACE WINDU
384151860 SW CW KASHYYYK WARRIOR (Chewbacca)
373081860 SW CW AQUA BATTLE DROID

372901861
372931860 SW CW ANAKIN
372941860 SW CW CLONE TROOPER PHASE II
377361860 SW CW SAVAGE OPRESS
384111860 SW CW CAD BANE
384121860 SW CW YODA
373071860 SW CW PLO KOON
373061860 SW CW COMMANDER CODY S4
373081860 SW CW AQUA BATTLE DROID
372921860 SW CW REPUBLIC COMMANDO BOSS
373051860 SW CW OBI-WAN S4
372971860 SW CW REX S4
384181860 SW CW AAYLA SECURA

372901862
372931860 SW CW ANAKIN
373071860 SW CW PLO KOON
384131860 SW CW MACE WINDU
384151860 SW CW KASHYYYK WARRIOR (Chewbacca)
373081860 SW CW AQUA BATTLE DROID
372921860 SW CW REPUBLIC COMMANDO BOSS
373051860 SW CW OBI-WAN S4
372971860 SW CW REX S4
384181860 SW CW AAYLA SECURA
377401860 SW CW SCUBA AHSOKA
377421860 SW CW SUPER BATTLE DROID
377411860 SW CW CLONE COMMANDER WOLFFE S4

372901863
384121860 SW CW YODA
384131860 SW CW MACE WINDU
384151860 SW CW KASHYYYK WARRIOR (Chewbacca)
372921860 SW CW REPUBLIC COMMANDO BOSS
373051860 SW CW OBI-WAN S4
372971860 SW CW REX S4
384181860 SW CW AAYLA SECURA
377401860 SW CW SCUBA AHSOKA
377421860 SW CW SUPER BATTLE DROID
377411860 SW CW CLONE COMMANDER WOLFFE S4
384191860 SW CW COMMANDER FOX
384211860 SW CW CYBORG DARTH MAUL

As far as I can tell, the only figure we know FOR SURE that is a new reveal on there is the Cyborg Maul. A lot of people are speculating that Wolffe and Fox are Phase II but Fox is not marked as S4 so it could be a straight re-pack of his previous version.

If Wolffe and Fox are the Phase II versions, there's your figure line-up for 2012. That would fill the last of the open slots.

I'll still believe it when I see it, but if that holds true, major suckitude. I wanted my Umbaran Soldier real bad.  >:(


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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: February 2, 2012, 04:49 PM »
Took a quick pass by Target to survey the TCW clearance offerings. No Deluxe vehicles to be found, but the BP's were marked down to $9.98 and the Shuttle was down to $39.98.

No sign of clearance prices on the old SOTDS figures, but I didn't scan them to confirm either.

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: February 2, 2012, 12:41 PM »
Man, that poster jpg over at JTA is hella cool. Wish it made for a better screen saver. (too big for good res)

Ultimately though, another cruel tease because I already want ALL of those figures and at best we might get a Rako Hardeen and Cad Bane with new hat.  ::)


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McMetal - that TRU store either wildly over-ordered or massively undersold the majority of these sets...I think it was just a rouge TRU.  See my pic in this thread from over a year ago.  That store still had just about as many sets from then just last month before they started the clearance.

Thanks man...that was my initial suspicion as well, I just didn't think individual stores were empowered to do that.

It's sad really, this would have sold through rapidly at a decent clearance price like the shuttle.

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So...I gather some of the Minnesota peeps were finding these for $30 at their local TRU.

Has ANYONE else seen this price locally at all? I figured this would be all over the fan sites but I've yet to hear a single report outside of JD.

I didn't think TRU could do single-store clearances on exclusives? Doesn't that come down straight from corporate? Or do they have leeway some places?

I would KILL to pick up a set on the cheap like this. So far nothing around here though.

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I seem to recall Jim Rome had a funny story about that guy...something about him being a lousy tipper or something like that.

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: February 1, 2012, 10:57 AM »
Hmmm, bounty hunters assembled from around the galaxy to compete in a no-holds barred fight to the finish to determine who will get to serve Dooku?

What a great idea! I love it!

In fact, I loved it even more WHEN WE SAW THIS EIGHT YEARS AGO IN THE TARTAKOVSKY SERIES.  ::)

Meh, it'll be cool no doubt, but to quote the inimitable Claudette Wims "That's just lazy, son."

(Bonus points if they include L8-L9)

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Discover the Force / Movie Heroes / Re: 2012 Movie Heroes Line
« on: February 1, 2012, 09:35 AM »
Yeah, may as well pile on here and state that I think this line and everything about it completely SUCKS. Pegs are jammed full of this junk and it is not selling at all. I don't see how any store is ever going to find peg space for Wave 2.

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