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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: December 3, 2011, 09:04 AM »
I went to 3 different Walmarts late last night trying to find the new Deluxe sets. I usually find it better to stop by the Walmarts at night because they bring out the pallets of new toys you can pore over.

They each had between 4-6 huge pallets of new toy boxes, mostly Hasbro and Mattel. I saw Power Rangers, Thundercats, new GI Joes, lots of NERF, Beyblade, Transformers. But not a single SW item outside of the electronic helmets and lightsabers.  ::)


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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2011-2012
« on: December 1, 2011, 05:20 PM »
LOL, the fact the Skins even got a draft pick for him is freaking amazing. Nice job, Bruce!

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The "Scud Farkus" marathon actually starts Christmas Eve.  :D


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Ken Russell died yesterday...

Lair of the White Worm was freaking awesome...he will be missed. I wish more directors would take a page from his book.

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The Vintage Collection / Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 10 - TPM
« on: November 30, 2011, 09:54 PM »
Eesh, looks cross-eyed.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
« on: November 30, 2011, 09:53 PM »
I agree it was somewhat of an odd choice, it's not exactly an iconic vehicle by any stretch. I appreciate that they tried something different with the playset features too, lackluster as they may be.

That said, I am a hardcore completist and have felt barely any interest in picking this up. Oh, I definitely will at some point, but after the first couple of weeks it became apparent these weren't going anywhere and a serious price reduction would inevitably be coming.

I'd bite for $50 from a brick and mortar...I can't see buying something this big and having it arrive unscathed from any online joint, especially HTS.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Cloverfield Movie Monster
« on: November 30, 2011, 03:31 PM »
Damn, I was psyched to get this thing back in April when it first came back up. But this latest price is insane! It's a fantastic toy...I recommend it highly to anyone who may be on the fence.

It's weird to me now that these were going for such crazy jack on eBay just last year. Sometimes it does pay to hold out.

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The Vintage Collection / Re: 2011 Hasbro Fans' Choice Poll
« on: November 30, 2011, 11:16 AM »
I don't see why they need my email address to cast a vote. So I will not be participating. Sorry, Kneesa!

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: November 29, 2011, 09:51 PM »
Ok, good news to share: the Walmart exclusives are starting to hit!

I picked up the "Ultimate Gift Set" tonight. This thing is actually kinda cool I think, for repack swag. The packaging is very sleek, sort of angular with some neat stylized CW graphics, and there's a diorama-esque backdrop which is pretty sweet. You get 5 figures for $30, so it's not a terrible deal money-wise. Definitely a good starter set for kids. Oh, and all of the figures have unique game cards with I think some of which are probably new. (nice grammar)

I also saw a few reports popping up over at RS that people are starting to find the 2 new deluxe sets too, so that is REALLY excellent news. I expect to see these hitting here anytime now. Fingers crossed.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2011-2012
« on: November 29, 2011, 11:29 AM »
Next development will be telling...if he's sincere about wanting to be a better player and person, he'll take the 2 games and shut up.

If he's a typical hypocritical dbag, he will appeal it.

Good luck against the Saints!

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That is hilarious...I have heard every single one of those comments, except for the eye thing.  :D


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The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: November 29, 2011, 09:37 AM »
I think your mileage varies considerably with some of these stores geographically.

K-Mart is absolutely the WORST store by a million miles around here, I mean, they are just unbelievably bad. I work right across the street from one of their stores in a nice part of town and their SW section is a wasteland. They've had the same 5 cruddy figures loitering on their pegs for literally months.

We got plenty of Wave 9 in the Wallys here though, so I think it just depends on where you live.


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 28, 2011, 07:28 PM »
Well, much like True Blood, the source material and show really vary pretty significantly, so I wouldn't really qualify any discussion of the comic storylines as spoilers. Shane gets killed very early on in the comic, so they have long since left that in the dust. If you're still keen on reading the comics that's cool, but those things have been around for years so it's hard to spoil something that stale to begin with. But ya, will try to be more careful in the future, sorry.

Kirkman basically said he is letting the storyline develop organically, and has not committed to any particular continuity from the comic, so I think we'll continue to see some significant divergence between the two.

SO why was Rick surprised to learn Lori was pregnant if the doctor told him back at the CDC?  ;)

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Technically though, the ad states the pricepoints included under "all" and it only goes to $8.99 (Like $7.99-$8.99), so in theory they shouldn't be adjusting if they don't want to.  The holiday rush may prove fruitful for people to try though since it's a lot easier to overlook.

Bingo...I had the misfortune of trying to get an adjustment from someone who was halfway on the ball, so she pointed out my purchase did not qualify because of the original price. :(

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: November 28, 2011, 10:27 AM »
In what can only be viewed as a troubling development, HTS has pulled the mini Y-Wing Scout Bomber off the site completely. You can officially no longer get this toy from the company that was supposed to be making it.  ::)

Just the latest kick in the nuts for fans of this line.

Thanks Hasbro.

Thanks for trimming down to a paltry 19 figures next year.
Thanks for cancelling those 2 Deluxe sets you tauntalized us with earlier this year.
Thanks for not shipping the Mando Assault Transport in time for holiday shopping. Or even putting it up on your own website so we could order it, months after the other online etailers got theirs.

I don't know why my money has suddenly become abhorrent to you, but if you don't want it anymore, I can find someone else who will. Pretty sure.

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