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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 19 (aka Fall 2010 Wave 5)
« on: December 19, 2010, 03:53 PM »
Found some of these at a Wal Mart in Minnesota, but the system wasn't recognizing them. Finally got a set, but it was a pain.

This was the case weeks ago when I bought mine too, and now that I have doubles/triples I have started returning a few and run into the same issue. Weird. They all rang up fine at TRU, so I assume it must be some sort of Wally gaffe.

I've seen a healthy supply of this wave recently, which is great - even the Cato "helmeted" variant.  ::)

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 20 (aka 2011 Wave 1?)
« on: December 17, 2010, 08:19 PM »
This wave still leaves me limp but moreso because the previous two waves were such knockouts. I am very curious to see the next few after this...guess we will have to wait until ToyFair.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Target Clone Wars Geonosis 2-Packs
« on: December 17, 2010, 08:17 PM »
Where's Waxer?

Now HIM, I would buy early...

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: December 15, 2010, 08:37 AM »
I believe from the outset they have planned around a five season run, so two more to come after this one.

Trailer was pretty cool...I can never really tell what is going on in those things because of the editing and that one was particularly dark.

Looks like we'll be seeing a lot of Felucia again...wonder if they'll show any of those weird natives?

I think they really need to be careful about expanding the Sith line-up because every new person added just takes them further and further away from the Law of 2, or whatever it is called. They're gonna be up to what, 5 or 6 now? That's TOO MANY, Sidious! You of all people should know better. You can't have all these Sith running amuck all over the place. They're still trying to keep that stuff under wraps from the Jedi after all.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: December 14, 2010, 10:39 PM »
Got my Droid Tri-Fighter in the mail today from HTS, well packed and in mostly minty shape. This thing is awesome - I had no idea it came with deployable Buzz Droids!

Received shipping confirmation on my HMP Gunship also...should be here in a couple of days.

And that would be it for 2010!

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Separatist Droid Gunship
« on: December 14, 2010, 02:37 PM »
Gunship just got dropped off at my desk.  Happy to report that I was wrong and it's actually in a shipping box with packing materials and it's in minty shape.   8)

WHEW! My Tri-Fighter should be arriving today as well so this is a major relief to hear.

I also got shipping confirmation on the HMP Gunship, so my victory is complete.  8)

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: December 13, 2010, 07:57 PM »
Awesome, glad you got the hook-up, G.

Saw another Vos and Undead Geonosian on the pegs at the local Walmart after work. It was really hard not to buy both on the spot, even having 2 of each already.

I wasn't actually even there to toy shop, but old habits die hard.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Separatist Droid Gunship
« on: December 13, 2010, 07:55 PM »
For anyone interested, this is back in stock now at HTS!  ;D

Sold out again already!  :D

Pretty sure I got my order in just in time, but I'll still feel better when I get the shipping confirmation.

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B-2-G-1 sale at K-Mart...  $6 figures when you break it down, so good luck.

Ok, stupid question time: it has to be 3 of the same thing right? Like I can't buy 2 deluxe vehicle sets and get a free battlepack, correct?


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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: December 13, 2010, 11:03 AM »
Scored the HMP Droid Gunship off HTS this morning...it must have just been updated as In Stock because it was not listed as such last night. Free shipping was still in effect, as was the SW2010 code, so it can be yours for less than $24.  ;D

My Tri-Fighter should be here today as well, so that's 2 vehicles I won't have to sweat tracking down at retail.

Thinking now that we will not see BARC with Jesse until 2011, so looks like I am done for the year!

Come on, Toy Fair!

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Separatist Droid Gunship
« on: December 13, 2010, 10:59 AM »
For anyone interested, this is back in stock now at HTS!  ;D

I was majorly bummed about missing this last week, so it is an awesome stroke of luck that they got more before X-Mas. Free shipping still applies, and the SW2010 code is still good as well.

I got mine for $23.61 total, which is cheaper than I'd ever find one at any store, provided this vehicle was actually shipping to brick and mortars, which it is not.

Woot!

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: December 11, 2010, 12:20 AM »
Scored all of TCW Wave 5 (Vos, Cato, Draa, & Undead Geonosian) for a cool $20 tonight at TRU, courtesy of their 2 for $9.99 sale. I got there about 11pm (they're open til midnight) and the aisle was crammed with boxes right off the truck. I saw a couple of cases of new Legends and 2 cases marked TCW W5R1. I cracked one open and sure enough it was the newest wave, so I scored all the minty versions/openers I needed, although I'm not sure you can EVER have too many Undead Geonosians. (It is just that freaking cool!)

Interestingly enough, there was some kind of new promotional sticker on the Legends stuff. I can't remember the exact details, but it looked like some kind of game/Clone Wars type deal.

Still waiting for my Droid Tri-Fighter to show up from HTS. Guess I can cancel the Vos and Cato I had on back-order there.  ;D


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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 19 (aka Fall 2010 Wave 5)
« on: December 11, 2010, 12:12 AM »
FYI for anyone interested: I found 2 cases of this wave tonight at TRU, right off the truck. The box was marked "W5R1". Great timing as they still had the 2 for $9.99 sale going on. Might be worth checking around your local TRU tomorrow to knock out this wave for $20.

First sighting I have heard of this wave outside of Walmart...

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Separatist Droid Gunship
« on: December 11, 2010, 12:04 AM »
I will be pissed if my Tri-Fighter shows up with just a shipping label on the outer box as I am a MOC collector. Ugh. every other time I have ordered from HTS they have packaged the stuff very protectively. Otherwise I'll just be buying this again when it hits retail...

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How is your local TRU store's Vintage stock?

Mostly ESB, a smattering of ROTS, and available space for more on the pegs. Their vintage stuff is not moving at all right now, it's been the same batch sitting there for weeks seemingly. More or less the same at the other TRU across town as well.

Yeah, I think it will be an unusually epic fail if they go all the way til X-Mas with the current stock. They do have about 50 Boba Fett UBP's if you need 'em though.  ::)

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