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MTT FTW!

Props to JTA for breaking this story with some juicy details.

3 feet long?  :o

20 battledroids included?  :o

Wowzers.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: January 24, 2012, 10:07 AM »
Kind of agree on Alcatraz, although I'm willing to give it the rest of this season to improve. Hurley's act is wearing thin, no doubt.

And someone remind me why they're NOT looking for the grandfather? They only care about SOME of the convicted inmates walking around? Not the ones who kill cops?  ::)

I hate getting distracted by poor writing, but it is becoming commonplace with this show.

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The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: January 23, 2012, 11:28 PM »
Weirdness...hit up 3 different Walmarts today and saw the same thing at each one: a small smattering of TVC, no CW or MH/Legends, and no BP's - but two cases of the new deluxe sets sitting out untouched.




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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: January 23, 2012, 11:25 PM »
Hells yeah!

Phase II Clone Pilot?

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Man, I have one that is driving me nuts the past few weeks: frigging static electricity!

I don't know what it is, but I have been plagued relentlessly lately with getting shocked when I get out of the car. I mean like, EVERY time. Maybe it's new shoes, dry weather, I don't know.

A couple of times it has actually hurt. I've taken to just kicking the car door closed with my foot. But even then, sometimes it still happens when I eventually touch something metal.

I never recall having this problem before, maybe I'm getting more conductive in my old age?

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: January 23, 2012, 11:20 PM »
Love it! Except they'll never make one for the animated line, so more of a cruel tease than anything.  :(

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2011-2012
« on: January 23, 2012, 09:03 AM »
I'm out...a really sucky season capped off by a ridiculously sucky Super Bowl. I already watched this game 3 years ago! B-O-R-I-N-G

San Fran vs Baltimore would have been WAY more entertaining.

I guess it seems fitting though, I'm so over all of the teams that are good right now and would really prefer to see a new crop of teams at the top of the heap for awhile.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 26 (2012 Wave 1)
« on: January 22, 2012, 07:23 PM »
Interesting report over at RS that the new TCW figures will be coming under a new DPCI @ Target: DPCI code of 087-06-2411.

Have not seen any efforts on the part of Target to clearance existing stock ala Walmart, so I guess they will be carrying both line looks for ahwile? (Like TRU seems to be doing)

Kind of a bummer, in that I still have a few extras from the last 3 waves of TCW figures I was considering returning, but no current receipts. Off to eBay I guess...

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2011-2012
« on: January 22, 2012, 07:15 PM »
Okay, Kristin Chenoweth did a hell of a lot better singing the National Anthem for the NFC Championships than Steven Tyler's massacre offkey version. But I guess comparing those two is like comparing apples to oranges.

Word. Miss Noodles is way hotter!

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: January 21, 2012, 03:43 PM »
Apparently they are both In Stock at EE, but only available by the case, not individually.


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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: January 21, 2012, 09:00 AM »
Yeah, the prison guards and imperial looking dudes were cool. I also loved seeing the Jedi Turbo Speeders in action again, perfect time to dust those things off.

The writing in general for that episode was incredibly weak and sloppy though.

You have an ultra secret plot to kidnap the Chancellor and in the first five minutes of meeting some new inmate you start blabbing about the whole operation to him?

And it never occurred to anyone on the Jedi Council that it MIGHT be a bad idea to pretend that the Chosen One's master was murdered and not let him in on the secret? The same guy who has all those attachment/loss issues?

I've officially come to the conclusion that I don't like anything about the Cad Bane character. They make him too infallible. He's the smartest guy on the show perpetually.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: January 21, 2012, 08:45 AM »
These things both look great! I'm really glad they are keeping the recon fighter in the animated line, but I sort of preferred the original paint scheme. I guess it was just too similar to the Attack Shuttle Command module though.

The submarine looks cool as hell too, as does the scuba clone. The Anakin from the other set looks like a straight repack.

As I feared though, there does not appear to be any marking on the package identifying these as Clone Wars toys. I don't see how these are being differentiated from the TVC Deluxe sets, unless there is some kind of subtle differences in the paint scheme on the packaging or something...

Wonder when these will actually hit the shelves?

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
« on: January 21, 2012, 08:34 AM »
Has anyone seen one clearanced in a brick and mortar for less than $39?

I saw a report of someone getting one for a ridiculous $12.50 and ever since then I have been obsessed with finding one for that price.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 27 (2012 Wave 2)
« on: January 21, 2012, 08:32 AM »
Outstanding! Scuba Ahsoka looks exquisite...sort of surprised they bumped her up into this wave, but a welcome addition for sure.

Rex and Boss are ok, about what I expected.

Hard to tell exactly from the picture, but it does look like they did in fact improve the facial paint apps on Aayla. I know there are a lot of collectors like myself who are REALLY hoping this turns out to be true.

Kind of a bummer to think we won't see this wave until April though, I hope that gets advanced.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: January 20, 2012, 11:01 AM »
Geez...six days with no Clone Wars posts! Time to turn this mutha out!  :D

FINALLY found the motherlode of new swag this morning at TRU, fresh off the overnight truck. They had all the new Deluxe sets, plus the new Class II vehicles as well. (All non Clone Wars of course, so I left them)

More importantly, they had 2 fresh cases of the new TCW figures out! Word of caution - I almost missed these entirely because they stuck them on 2 high-up pegs way down the aisle from where the "old" TCW figures continue to pegwarm. So it might be worth your while to peruse the aisles carefully.

I picked up the 3 for-sure new figures: Anakin, Phase II Clone, and Jetpack Cody, plus 2 new-ish repacks of Cad Bane and Chewbacca. They definitely tweaked the paint job on Chewie, and it looks like he comes with an extra side-arm now too, so that was a solid "Yes" for me. Bane looks a little tweaked, not exactly sure how, but definitely has a different weapons assortment. (So yeah, I'm a sucker - you got me Hasbro!)

The new packaging is pretty much the atrocious eyesore I expected, but it a lot more trimmed down and fragile-feeling than I anticipated. The game die is now black and the figure stand is now beige. (WTF?)

Oh, and they all rang up for $9.99 each! Ouch! Kinda wish I had found these at Walmart instead, I foresee a future exchange.

The only thing they didn't have were the new battlepacks, which was a bit disappointing. Guess I will keep stalking Wally for these until they show up. Probably just as well, who knows how much those things would cost at TRU...Wally seems to be sticking to the old price point for now.

Good hunting!

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