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Other Toy Lines / Re: Star Trek
« on: February 11, 2012, 07:59 AM »
Shoot, the first two waves of Avengers figures have ZERO villains. It's like Hasbro does not understand how kids play with these things.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: February 11, 2012, 07:57 AM »
Color me shocked when Anakin cuts Twazzi's arm off. We've never seen it rain limbs anywhere in this series (unless you count the Battle Droids), undoubtedly because it's a kid's show.

Dang, I missed that...will have to go back and watch again. It's hard to follow all the action on this show when I watch the non-HD version. Good catch.

Did Derrown die? Or did he just "explode offscreen" ala Aurra Sing?

The Vintage Collection / Re: Toy Fair 2012
« on: February 11, 2012, 07:51 AM »
So who's in town for all the brouhaha today?

Anyone here doing any podcasting, streaming, tweeting, etc?

1pm is the Hasbro presentation? Or just the SW part?

Prepared to be underwhelmed!  (Not by the coverage, but the "reveals")  ;)

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: February 10, 2012, 11:33 PM »
Agreed, it was a big let-down after last week's episode. The whole thing was just nonsensical to the point of distraction. They hatch this elaborate scheme, about 10 different things go awry, yet it all somehow still works perfectly and they only fail because Dooku leaves them hanging? What?

I guess it would be a nice mental shortcut to simply surmise "Well, the whole thing was just an elaborate hoax staged by Palps to test drive his future apprentice against the current one" but come on. He couldn't have thought of a simpler plan?

At least we got a whole episode set on Naboo with no Jar-Jar.

I asked about this at two different TRU's today over lunch and they looked at me like I had three arms or something. They had literally NO idea what I was talking about.

So I don't know what the story is but I guess I am SOL when it comes to these things.

Anyone actually find this mysterious $10 off any SW purchase coupon at TRU?

I am headed over there shortly to check...seems too good to be true.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: February 10, 2012, 09:35 AM »
Someone on RS claims to have found the Scuba set at Target. That has to either be a mistake, a lie, or just a bizarre fluke.

That wave 1 was so atrocious I don't see those things ever moving to make way for the good stuff. (Much like Movie Heroes)

I'm thinking the next wave is at least still weeks away...

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
« on: February 10, 2012, 09:32 AM »
I don't see why Target and Walmart are stuck on clearancing these at 50% off. THAT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH!!!

I mean, they are just not moving anymore at 50% off, I have seen dozens around town just laying there because they won't go deep discount on these things and clear them out.

If the frigging AT-AT can go for 75% off this thing can too.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Mandalorian Troop Shuttle
« on: February 9, 2012, 09:19 PM »
I have my eye on a Republic Cannon currently languishing at my local Target for 30% off. Once that sucker hits 50%, it's mine.  ;D

The Mandalorian Shuttle just baffles me. Are they really NOT planning to release this to US retail outlets?

Doesn't that seem like a hefty tooling investment for what has become essentially an online and Canadian exclusive?

From the listing here:

It appears that this actually is part of full case assortment, along with the HMP and V-19. Does that imply we might actually have a chance that this will still ship to stores? That seems odd that they would ship new product in the SOTDS packaging.

At any rate, I'm reluctant to overpay for one from an online retailer just for fear of never finding one in the wild, but if that's how it plays out, I'll do it. I just wish I could predict what is going to ultimately happen with this thing. It could be another BARC with Jesse (suddenly everywhere after the fact) or another Scout Bomber (never to be found anywhere, not even on HTS anymore).

The Vintage Collection / Re: Toy Fair 2012
« on: February 8, 2012, 11:33 PM »
They won't show CW Maul because the episode hasn't even aired yet. I suspect we'll see what's been leaked already - Scuba Gear Ahsoka, the 3 new Deluxe sets, and more of Wave 2...bleh.

I don't even care about seeing new toys anymore - I just want to know what the hell happened to some of the old ones, namely the Mandalorian Assault Transport and those Walmart DVD 2-packs. If Hasbro can clear that up for us I'd be thrilled.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: February 8, 2012, 11:28 PM »
I picked up Aurra Sing tonight - totally DTF.  >:D

Looking forward to the vintage carded version as well later this year.

Finally found this whole wave tonight at Walmart on my way home, and my experience was the same as Dressel's - they had exactly one case out on the pegs right by the MH and CW stuff. I see they used a black bottom coloration to differentiate between the other lines.

I picked up the only one I wanted - Aurra, but she looks like a dude. Not a very flattering sculpt compared to the image on the card. Very glad to have this checked off my list though.

Also saw the new Walmart BP's, also in the regular aisle with everything else. The Droid set is kind of sharp.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: New Clone Wars quality
« on: February 8, 2012, 11:19 PM »
The line is so lackluster this year, I don't anticipate buying any doubles of anything for opening outside of Cyborg Maul, and maybe Scuba Gear Ahsoka. So it will probably be awhile before I will be able to judge the quality of anything new...

Vintage Kenner / Re: Wow - Vintage eBay Auctions
« on: February 8, 2012, 11:16 PM »
That Toltoys Jawa auction I was watching ended just shy of a grand, still less than half of that AFA one. But very pricey nonetheless...

Yeah, RS was all over that Yakface business. Yikes. It seems like almost everything is a rip-off nowadays.

Picked up the figures from this wave today, the display wasn't in the action figure aisle though. It was by girls toys. Is the drawback new? They had that exclusive as well.

Was it just an endcap display, or one of those standalone 4-way type deals?

I was worried something like this would happen...I hate how Walmart cannot keep all the SW toys in one aisle.

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