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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: October 14, 2010, 11:45 AM »
Did I say "any day"?  ;D

An early lunch and trip across town to another TRU paid off - I scored both the AT-AP and Swamp Speeder in mint packages. Only one of each on the shelves, so probably wise not to have slept on this again. Done!

And as an added bonus, I got another free Nikto guard because they still had the sign up even though the promotion is apparently over where you get him free with any purchase over $30.

Taking a break for the rest of today to get ready for full tilt tomorrow hunting that elusive Kit Fisto's Starfighter and the Target exclusive BP's.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TRU Exclusive Nikto Guard?
« on: October 14, 2010, 11:38 AM »
Does anyone know if the UPC from this guy would be acceptable for the mailaway promotions? I assume so, but wasn't sure since it is an exclusive.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: October 13, 2010, 09:47 PM »
Dude, I appreciates the heartfelt sympathy.  :-*

Not to worry, I will be posting about finding these any day now, and it will be all good.

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Saw both on the shelves for the first time tonight. Target had done kind of a half-assed reset, none of the TCW exclusives were out, but they had the Vintage packaged vehicles and Big BP's.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: October 13, 2010, 09:39 PM »
Oh brother, I definitely jinxed myself with what I said earlier. Damn if this exact scenario did not play out tonight.

Our TRU normally gets new stock on Tuesdays, and I was there early yesterday morning and they had nothing. But as I'm leaving work today I suddenly remember that the trucks were coming in after hours now, not before, so new stock would not be out til Wednesday.

So of course I get there around 5:30pm and they had ALL the new vehicles, in mostly nice minty packages as well. I didn't have the cash on me and didn't want to charge them, so I figured I would come back a little later and snag what I wanted. The place is literally a mile from my house.

Anyway, long story short - I get back there by 7pm and the Swamp Speeder and AT-AP are gone, which are the very two I wanted most dearly. I literally had them in my hand...even stuck the AT-AP way back behind the older vehicles but to no avail.

It's completely my fault of course. I absolutely should have known better, and it was a half-assed effort on my part admittedly. But it still SUCKS, because I could have been off the hook with all of these and now I'll have to double my efforts on tracking them down.  >:(

Hey though, the Hyena Bomber is pretty cool and the AAT, well, it's got new paint.  :-\

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Republic Swamp Speeder
« on: October 13, 2010, 02:47 PM »
I found this along with the Hyena Bomber, repainted AT-AP and repainted Trade Federation Tank this morning at a TRU.

Pete, you are on an unprecedented roll this week. Nice work indeed! I assume you bought all 4? Or multiples of each?  ;D

I'd love to hear initial thoughts on the swamp speeder as this is one I am considering buying duplicates of for opening purposes.

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
« on: October 13, 2010, 10:23 AM »
I see my check was cashed yesterday.  8)

Hoping this will show up before my birthday first week of November.

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They're nowhere near close to one another in terms of looks, so I think comparing them is like comparing an Anakin and a Darth Vader figure, ya know? 

Yeah, I know, I guess I was thinking more along the lines of the facial sculpt, and specifically the eyes, which bug for me some reason because of the inconsistency.

After reading Pete's review though, I am pretty much sold and am buying this on site next time I see it.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: October 13, 2010, 09:18 AM »
^^^ my first impression is holy ****!  my 2nd impression is you could have saved another $25-30 bucks if you waited til this sunday and used your Target card   :P 

Yeah, but by then half the stuff he wanted would be gone, and no guarantees of minty cards either.

A toy in the hand is worth two next week. I buy EVERYTHING the second I see it, because otherwise it may be gone and never show up again. That's how it is around these parts anyway.

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: October 12, 2010, 10:42 PM »
Yeah, I'm looking forward to more Aurra, they have done her justice and then some.

Not much to surmise from the trailer, seems like one of those "double dream sequences" ala Friday the 13th or something.

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I did end up swinging by the Target after work that I had hit last night and there was no sign of any of those 2-packs to be seen anyplace on the SW aisle. So they must have stashed them someplace, I guess til the endcap goes up. Interesting.

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Not sure if this classifies as a recent Vintage Collection purchase - but I scored the 2010 Geonosis 2-packs this morning on my way into work.

Had to use the DPCI trick to get them, none of my Targets have put the stuff out early.

How does Shakk Ti look to you? Worth picking up if you have the TLC version from earlier this year?

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And that's unique to their exclusives, is it not? The regular Battle Packs have a different DCPI I believe.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: October 12, 2010, 05:15 PM »
Scored the Target Exclusive Clone Wars 2-packs today.

Picked up five of the Senate Guards set and two of the Cad Bane/IG-86 sets.



By my count that is $104.93 before taxes...well done, sir!

I wish your wallet a speedy recovery...  :)

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The issue I've found is that if they don't have shelf space, they tend to not want to bring it out because they can't leave the opened case in the back.  So if you're buying a case, it works out, but if you're not then they don't want to (can't?) because it's against the rules they're given (if they can't find shelf space for it).

I was thinking about this last night actually. I had them crack open a fresh case of the TCW 2-packs for me, and after I took the 2 mintiest ones I wanted, the dude wandered off with the open case and I wondered where he was headed with them because there was no shelf space or tag out whatsoever in the SW section. I assumed he just put them back in the stockroom but maybe not if that is against policy.

I may stop there after work just to see.

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