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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW "Mandalorian Warriors" Battle Pack
« on: October 4, 2010, 01:31 PM »
Saw this on the shelves today for only the 2nd time, at Target of all places. Don't recall this having been spotted there. I'm still toying with the idea of picking a second one up, but no real urgency there.

Went ahead and returned my Nikto Guard and Slave 1 UBP today at TRU to take advantage of the deals. They were totally cool about it. Got around $27 back total, not too shabby. (The original price on my UBP was $105, not the $99 it is listed for now)

Jeff, thanks for the tip. Kinda bummed I missed on the gift card, but I'm sure it will come around again.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: October 4, 2010, 09:29 AM »
they already made a animated Jabba

Of course you're right, I meant to say "animated Oola", although technically speaking I'm sure it was not intended to be the same character.

Pretty sure I saw Embo again in that scene too.

Who was the Wolfman?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Republic Swamp Speeder
« on: October 4, 2010, 09:24 AM »
Can we get some more details on the front page blurb?

Where was this spotted - Canada? Which store?

I'd love to hear more about this...really psyched about this vehicle.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: October 3, 2010, 10:12 PM »
So I'm reading that the Malevolence 2 packs have been spotted at a Walmart in San Diego. (Courtesy Galactic Hunter) I know these are straight repacks, but I'm considering them.

Would these be likely found in the DVD section though or with the rest of the toys? Walmart seems kind of random as far as where they stick stuff sometimes.

According to Galactic Hunter, this has been spotted at a Walmart in San Diego, there's even a pic up.

Good news, but I'm apprehensive this will be like the whole Jabba fiasco...can't sleep on this one.

Sigh...back to the Walmart runs.

That's a great deal, but I'm just too damn lazy to go through all the returns at this point. Maybe this week I will change my tune though, I could use the extra $30 back in my pocket.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Restoring Playsets and Vehicles
« on: October 3, 2010, 10:04 PM »
Ok, picked up another vintage Star Destroyer playset recently, and between this and the other one I own, I think I can compile a complete and fairly decent set.

I've succeeded in removing the key stickers I need to transfer, but now I am wondering about the best way to re-affix these?

Anyone have any suggestions on a way to re-apply the stickers smoothly, effectively, and with no discoloration?

I was thinking of some kind of spray adhesive rather than a glue or epoxy, but I'm curious what others have done. I actually have a few pieces with some stickers starting to peel which need stabilization.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: October 2, 2010, 09:10 PM »

Next week, yep, it's a Meg episode. I mean, a Padme/Duchess Sattee episode.

"Go on...change the channel. No one would blame ya"  ;D

I like Satine, but much prefer her interplay with Obi-Wan. Padme = B-O-R-I-N-G.

Last night's ep was ok. I'm not big on the political stuff either, but it wasn't as tedious as it could have been. I loved the glimpse inside Jabba's palace. Greedo definitely needs a figure now. And now they've got an excuse to make an animated Jabba as well.

Who was the wolf-dude with Greedo? Did he get killed? Or same guy we saw in ANH?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: October 2, 2010, 02:58 PM »
Picked up another set of TCW Wave 3 just to insure I have 3 decent cards for the collection, with the rest to be returned.

There are some pretty minor but notable paint variations, particularly on Ki-Adi. Some have a tad more eyeball paint and thus have a "surpised" look while I saw another that has a narrower gaze that comes across as a little more stern. I've seen 1 or 2 that appear to have a pretty dirty dome too. Literally.

That Flamethrower Clone is my favorite of the wave homerun.

Thanks that makes sense, esp the bit about CV and needing a head start. Might even be a good thing as the promotion may end up lasting longer. Or rather, the supply may. I wouldn't mind having two, but I won't have enough UPC's for another until 2 more waves from now. (Considering I open very few figures, several good ones coming up though)

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: October 1, 2010, 12:14 PM »
Oh and a vinyl cape jawa, the various DT figures, and orange hair Luke.  ;D

Well, I came close on vinyl cape Jawa last night. Final bid price was $305...should have hung in there. My max bid was about $30 less, although who knows what it would have taken to actually beat out the top bid.

One day.

Wondering when these will start to ship...seems like it is lagging significantly behind the Fetts, although they both started at the exact same time.

Anyone heard or read of these arriving yet?

Last time I checked, I did not even see any up on eBay...curious.

The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
« on: October 1, 2010, 12:09 PM »
Finally sent off for this today...hope I get one before they run out. And a decent card would be nice to boot.

On a related note, I now have 4 TVC figs sans UPC's but otherwise unmolested if anyone is interested. (Not likely I know)

got an email today from TRU with a coupon for 20% of any regular priced item good for today and tomorrow.

Is that generated from being a Rewards Club member?

I use my card all the time, but I've yet to get any really good coupons like this. I'd use that too.

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