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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: December 11, 2011, 10:27 PM »
Just need: the DVD 2packs (if they come out) and the Mando Gunship (x2) and if I'm lucky enough to be like McMetal and stumble on one more Riot Control Clonetrooper, I'll be good with the SotDS stuff...

I actually found two un-opened cases with the Riot Control Clone Trooper last night at TRU. I snagged a Riot dude plus a Barriss for my daughter. PM me if you're interested in this thing, otherwise I will probably just end up returning him. Cheers!

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NBA 2011-2012
« on: December 10, 2011, 01:08 PM »
Whatever, I love it.

People have been giving away HOF talent to the Lakers long enough. Damn right put your foot down. They never should have gotten Gasol in the first place, that was a ridiculously unfair trade.

It's like all these stupid GM's just want to roll over and and hand LA the trophy every year just to improve their bottom line.

Competitive balance around the league just makes things better all around.

War Dwight Howard re-signing with the Magic!

The Vintage Collection / Re: Hasbro Q&A Sessions
« on: December 10, 2011, 01:01 PM »
Well, for every collector whose money was left on the table because they decided to go animated, there is always someone like me who was ONLY attracted to this line in the first place because of the animated style.

This is the whole reason I am even on this website, or back into collecting at all. The animated styling brought me back. The animated figures actually look like the characters they are based on. I just like them better. I have no interest in realistic styled figures from an animated show anymore than most realistic collectors are interested in having animated figures made from the OT and PT movies. Just two different animals, we don't need some creepy abomination of a synthesis between the two.

I agree there should only be 2 lines. Vintage and Clone Wars.  ;D


The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: December 10, 2011, 12:52 PM »
Found a solitary Bastila Shan on the pegs at Walmart last night, so I felt compelled to buy her for my office display.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: December 9, 2011, 11:38 AM »
I personally think it would be super-cool if they would release the Son and Daughter as Deluxe sets, with their "Beast" counterparts as pack-ins.

Not sure what they could do with the Father, but I suspect he would be very low on their priority list anyway.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: December 8, 2011, 04:35 PM »
Saw some $12.99 Clone Trooper and Droids BP's at TJ Maxx. Also a Cad Bane Deluxe set for $9.99. Pass on both.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
« on: December 8, 2011, 04:34 PM »
Crud, I missed it. I absolutely would have bought another one at that price.

Do those deals ever come back around or are they once-and-done?

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: December 8, 2011, 09:12 AM »
Thanks, is there anyplace to find a complete listing of al the figures released in this line so far? I am thinking about getting my feet wet but would like to be selective.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Hasbro Q&A Sessions
« on: December 8, 2011, 09:09 AM »
I think because CW is aimed at kids, that they don't really need to make many more figures.  Sure, I could think of dozens I'd like, but the kids want the clones, and heroes.  At this point, the line should be mostly profit with little development of new product.  It's a cash cow.   

That is certainly a valid viewpoint, and I'm sure Hasbro would concur, but I can't help but disagree.

I think kids enjoy variety just as much as collectors. There's tons of variety in the GI JOE line for example. You can't really simulate exciting play with just good guys, you need villains too.

If kids were only interested in core characters, then I would be picking through a sea of pegwarming Armored Savages and Seripas' while trying to find that elusive Anakin or Obi-Wan figure.

Obviously, that is not the case.

Typically in this line, the weird characters sell through pretty well. (Cato Parasitti notwithstanding) So who's buying them up? Apparently not collectors, according to Hasbro, because this is a line aimed only at kids.  ::)

I understand the need to repack core characters, but the whole argument for that is to increase profit margins in order to allocate increased funding for new tooling, character development, etc.

I think they need to strike a balance between the cash cow mentality and a more forward-thinking "let's reinvest to keep this line strong" mentality.

I hope I didn't offend anyone with my comments, there is a lot of rancor over this topic at otheR Sites I notice.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: December 8, 2011, 08:52 AM »
They have already claimed there would be figures forthcoming from the Mortis arc in a previous Q&A, so that is the glaring omission in my mind.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: December 7, 2011, 09:50 PM »
A little pre-holiday present for myself...picked up a carded DROIDS C-3PO tonight to further enhance the vintage collection. It's a nice piece too, unpunched and all. Cost a pretty penny but not at all out of line for this sort of item.

Now it's down to a carded A-Wing Pilot and a carded Boba to round out the DROIDS collection. CHA-CHING!

(Oh, and that VLIX guy ;)

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: December 7, 2011, 07:08 PM »
What is the next new wave in this line and when is it supposed to hit?

That Guardian figure isn't new is it?

The Bullpen / Re: Thor: The Toys!
« on: December 7, 2011, 07:07 PM »
You forgot to mention his role as "Stringer Bell" from the HBO series "The Wire".  If you haven't ever seen that show do yourself a favor and watch all 5 seasons.  Best. Show. Ever.

I loved the Simpsons joke about that show last week, where they basically made fun of the fact that so many people tout it but almost no one actually watched it when it was on.

Quality stuff though, for sure.

That is sad, I grew up with MASH and though I did not care for the later character iterations, he did a fine job and will be remembered fondly.

His best work on that series was not as Col. Potter though, but as the crazy general who guest starred in one of the first 2 seasons.

"But first...a number."

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: December 7, 2011, 06:58 PM »
I saw a Riot Control Clone Trooper on the pegs today at TRU for the first time in months. They had Barriss, Eeth Koth, etc too. Also had a fresh case of Wave 12, so they are cranking through some product evidently.

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