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TV-9D9 / Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
« on: January 13, 2012, 09:27 AM »
Meh, IMO the franchise could use a little "adultening". I would love to see a darker, more serious tone. I wouldn't worry about them going over the top, Lucas would never allow that. But I do think they can explore more themes, deeper characterizations, etc that don't lend themselves easily to action movies intended as family fare.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: January 13, 2012, 09:22 AM »
I think that sounds really cool actually, a good tool for introducing more backstory. Especially good for those of us who still want them to explain how everything got started. (I disagree that this is irrelevant to the story)

I didn't read the source for this, but it seems likely we will still see this episode at some point. Maybe it was already even shot and they are just working on re-ordering the episodes.

Like the Fringe Fall finale was originally supposed to be the kick-butt action packed episode airing tonight, but it got pushed back due to the World Series, so they went with something much less compelling.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: January 10, 2012, 09:31 AM »
I'm working on the major variants. There are at least 3 I am planning to knock out this year with a little luck - Orange Hair Luke, Double Telescoping Luke, and Vinyl Cape Jawa. Those will probably do it for my active collecting...I don't see being able to afford a true rocket firing Fett prototype or DT Vader or Kenobi, probably ever.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Price range of Blue Snaggletooth?
« on: January 10, 2012, 09:27 AM »
That's a great price.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: January 9, 2012, 09:33 AM »
Caveat Emptor. TRU shipped my last carded figure in a bubble mailer, so it was completely crushed when I got to me.

Chances are you are going to see these in your local Walmart before TRU online gets those orders out anyway.

Does anyone know what the new TCW DPCI will be for Target?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: January 7, 2012, 11:48 PM »
Ok, no personal finds to report here, but I figured it would be helpful to share that people are starting to find the new Clone Wars 2012 figures at Walmart, mostly out West it seems. The new BP with CutUp has been spotted too, also at Walmart.

Most of these initial reports are sporadic, but I expect will pick up steam over the next three weeks leading up to the official launch.


Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: January 7, 2012, 11:27 PM »
Completed Wave 2 by picking up Daryl Dixon and the B/W Grimes variant at a local comic shop Friday. (yay) They were $3 more expensive than TRU...brutal.

You know something is overpriced when it is actually cheaper at a TRU.

Haven't heard whether there are any plans for a third series of these but they certainly have plenty of good figure options left to choose from if the decide to keep it going.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: January 6, 2012, 08:46 PM »
Wow, halfway through that episode got REALLY good.

I mean, I saw at least a dozen new ships, clones, and other awesome toy fodder that will probably never get made. The slavers' starfighter, the sleek, crazy looking x-wing prototypish thing the clones with Plo were flying, and of course the always welcome solar sailer.

Good to see Warthog again. And how awesome was it to see Rex kill the slaver in the hover chair? That was rad.

I don't get why the Emperor sent Dooku to get them to execute Anakin. I mean, that's his future apprentice he has been grooming, why would he want Dooku to take him out all of a sudden? Maybe I missed something but that struck a really false note somehow.

The last 15 minutes were among the best of the season IMO. Good guys actually kicking ass.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Wars burgers!
« on: January 6, 2012, 09:44 AM »
That Vader burger reminds me of when Spongebob sold Pretty Patties

The rest remind me of when Mr. Krabs thought the Health Inspector was trying to get free food and invented the Nasty Patty

That is my ALL-TIME favorite SpongBob episode!



TV-9D9 / Re: The Star Wars Holiday Special
« on: January 5, 2012, 09:39 PM »
A friend recently burned a copy for me and I can't agree...this is one of the worst offenses in the history of TV programming. It's screamingly hilarious bad.

Art Freakin' Carney? Jefferson Airplane/Starship/whatever?!?

Keep the cartoon and the Cantina bit with Ackmena...but the rest is pretty unwatchable, IMO. Like Geneva code violation bad.

Kinda makes me shudder at the prospect of going back and watching all those old DROIDS and EWOKS episodes...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Wars burgers!
« on: January 5, 2012, 02:32 PM »
Those both look revolting...are those marshmallows on the Yoda burger?  :-X

And why would the proper name "Vader" have to be changed for the French language?

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: January 5, 2012, 08:47 AM »
When is the next wave coming out? These things were hitting fast and furious last year compared to SW.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: January 4, 2012, 09:37 PM »
Found a deluxe Y-Wing of all things today. PM if you're looking to trade.

PM sent!  ;)

Saw a lone Buzz with BARC tonight at a local Wally. It seems like those things really sold through fast, both sets. Wonder if they just had short runs or excellent holiday release timing?

Discover the Force / Movie Heroes / Re: TPM Mid-Size Vehicles
« on: January 4, 2012, 11:48 AM »
Thanks Jeff, It was indeed easier to figure that out in the old packaging. I'm just wondering if they'll do likewise with the Maul packaging look.

The new battlepacks in the Maul packaging, for example, do not appear to be differentiated at all. The Republic Clone Troopers BP is not marked with the Clone Wars tag anywhere on the box that I can see.

I am hoping this is not going to be the case with the Deluxe sets and the mid-size vehicles as well. I honestly do not know how you would tell which items go with which line. (Which I'm sure is Hasbro's intent, frustrating as it is)

Sorry, didn't know where to post this...I don't see a thread for TVC Class 2 vehicles.

So the new ships have been spotted out in CA, according to GH. Again, I have looked closely at the attached scans and cannot for the life of me figure out how they are differentiating TCW and TVC vehicles now.

IS there a way to tell if a Class II (AKA midsize) vehicle is part of one line or the other?

I can assume the Pod Racers are part of the Vintage line, but I have no clue about the new AAT. The most recent AAT released was for the Clone Wars line, but does this thing belong there too?

I am hoping any TCW themed ships that may get released next year (if there are any) will have some sort of subscript or footnote/tagline/etc to set them apart. It actually does matter to some collectors like myself I think.

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