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This morning I noticed a new case of figures on top of the shelf above the pegs at TRU - it was marked Clone Wars Wave 4, Revision 2.

I searched everywhere I could think of online. but could not find any description of any such case assortment. EE has a Wave 4, Revision 1, but that is just figures like the ARF Trooper and Flamethrower Clone, which really are Wave 3, at least as referred to in this forum.

I'm guessing it probably is Wave 3 crap, since I can't see a Wave 4 revision case coming out before the original Wave 4 assortment. But who knows?

I could not reach it and the store was crazy busy, so I'll have to swing back later.

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: November 5, 2010, 10:01 AM »
I'm not particularly high on droid hijinks, but tonight's episode could be promising, at least they got Anthony Daniels to handle the voice work.

Once again though, they're back to focusing on characters Hasbro is reluctant to release in the line. First Satine, now Ziro.

I don't get the aversion to Ziro - it's just a repaint of the previously released Jabba sculpt. Throw in another figure or two and you've got a battlepack right there.

Gotta admit, I'm curious to see this Vos dude and how they play that off too.

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: How Many Repaints Are Too Many?
« on: November 5, 2010, 09:56 AM »
I'll take repaints over repacks any day of the week.

I am a diehard Completist, so I'll purchase anything that is remotely new or different. If that means 5 JSF's and 3 Gunships, I'm down with that.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: November 5, 2010, 09:51 AM »
... and I am all finished.  ;D

Uh-huh, sure, I believe that.  So when ya gonna start on the carded collection?  ;)

Too cost prohibitive, sadly. I do still have the Droids and Ewoks lines to complete though.  ;D

Yesterday I scored some more replacement parts for the Ewok village. That one is about done now too.

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Big Items of the Future!
« on: November 4, 2010, 03:45 PM »
I'm pretty sure they alluded to another iteration of the Gunship coming from the Geonosis arc in a Q&A awhile back, but I'd be shocked if this was anything other than a repaint.

I'll take the Malevolence though.  ;D

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: November 4, 2010, 01:11 PM »
I ordered the Embo wave from HTS and it shipped yesterday, so for those of you looking for those... also last time I looked HTS has the Freeco Speeder w/ Clone in stock.

I had all 5 in my cart ready to purchase and when I just went back in to pull the trigger, 4 of the 5 were already out of stock. WTF?

If they had just said, "Hey, they'll ship this week" I would have bought them on the spot earlier this week when they first went up. But that Nov 22 date they kept throwing out was a real turn-off. So I wound up playing myself...

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: November 4, 2010, 01:02 PM »
No sign of the two new vehicles in my neck of the woods - but we did a case of the new deluxe figures in at TRU this morning, so I was able to grab the Cold Weather Clone w/Freco Speeder and Tactical Droid w/Scout Tank.

Hey Pete - did they have the AT-RT w/Boil and BARC w/Jesse too? Or just those two you mentioned? I assumed they were all shipping in the same case but maybe not.

Our TRU restocks again tomorrow, so I am hopeful on these. The biggest issue around here is that none of the stores even have space for new Deluxe sets, they are still jammed with too many of the old ones.

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: November 3, 2010, 02:45 PM »
Ok, for those of us not in the know, what's the quick Cliff Notes Bio on this guy?

Is he a good guy or bad guy - ultimately?

How does he dies?

What was he supposed to be doing during the war, based on the original EU backstory?

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I spend a buttload of money in that store, have been a Rewards member for quite awhile, and have NEVER gotten any coupons via email.

Is there a way you can request one be sent to you?

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: November 3, 2010, 11:06 AM »
After a completely unsuccessful toy blitz yesterday, I struck gold this morning at the local TRU, thanks to a little brashness and height.

The closest TRU got their truck late last night, so I was hoping to see new stuff out today, namely the newest TCW vehicle wave and the latest deluxe sets. When I saw nothing on the pegs today though, I was bummed but not surprised - they have taken down the front display for Toy Story 3, so the amount of space for SW merch has effectively been cut in half.

I did notice though, that they had several boxes on top of the aisles marked Starfighter W3R1, hmmm. That sounded promising, so I looked around for any helpful employees and finding none, decided to take matters into my own hands. Luckily at 6'4" I can actually reach that high, so I pulled down a box and cracked it open right there in the aisle. BINGO - Xanadu Blood and Plo Koon's Starfighter (packed with the Snowspeeder and Cloud Car) FTW!

The Koon fighter was dinged in the front slightly, those dioramas seem to get mussed rather easily, so I actually had to pull down another full case and crack those open to score the minty one I needed.

So I got both, and then when I get online I read about those 20% off coupons circulating - D'Oh! I see a price adjustment in my future.

No idea where they are hiding those new deluxe sets...yet.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: November 2, 2010, 08:22 PM »
Scored the vintage Death Star playset today for about $40, mostly complete. I still have a few remnants from the one I owned as a kid, so I should be able to compile a solid set between the two.

Just a few odds and ends for the Ewok village and Ewok wagon to pick up, and the vintage AT-At, and I am all finished.  ;D

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Hmmm, could not find this wave anywhere today, and now I read it is not supposed to start shipping until Nov 22 - eesh. Maybe HTS is the way to go.

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This Wave is out now, spotted at a West Coast Target as per JTA this morning.

Curious to see how long these will take to show up back East. We're still waiting on the latest waves of vehicles (Xanadu Blood, etc) and Deluxe sets (AT-RT w/Boil, etc) which have already hit the midwest and central zones.

Glad I have the day off tomorrow, lots of hunting to do now.

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Big Items of the Future!
« on: October 30, 2010, 09:16 PM »
I'm on record as a BIG proponent of the Twilight, but even I'm not holding my breath for it anymore. As time goes by it seems increasingly unlikely.

If you want clues, it's always helpful to survey the Lego offerings, and they do have a big-ass Separatist shuttle out there. B-o-r-i-n-g but a possibility.

Thing is, there are some really cool ships out there they could create that have actually figured into the series. I love that Republic ship with the rotating section around the canopy, like a B-Wing prototype almost.

Or even one of the heavy attack cruisers!

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TRU Geonosian Warrior and Speeder
« on: October 29, 2010, 09:10 AM »
That is completely awesome, the line has been begging for a regular Geonosian since the Point Rain arc.

I don't recall any Geonosian riding Dooku's speeder though.

Come to think of it, I don't recall Geonosians riding any kind of speeder vehicle. I mean, they can fly - what's the point?

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