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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: July 29, 2011, 02:04 PM »
Whew, this may be a lengthy post:

On a whirlwind lunch tour, I hit up a few Targets and the local TRU.

At the first Target I used the DPCI Mind Trick to get them to pull a case of the new Battlepacks, as well as a case of the Rapid Strike vehicles. They came back with two mint cases of Wave 1 for each. So I got the 4 new BP's plus a Republic Scout Speeder mini-rig for $4.84. I also got a $5 gift card for spending over $80 thanks to an insert deal with their latest catalog.

I then headed over to TRU which I knew had nothing new since I checked on their restock day Wednesaday, but I did return the Scout Speeder and got my $19 back that I dropped on the one they had a few weeks back.

So THEN I headed over to the Target that had started their reset yesterday, and saw different stuff. They had a Wave of Rapid Strike vehicles that were all repacks of old Deluxe sets (Jesse, AT-RT, etc) but no sign of the mini Y-wing. They also had new battlepacks out, only there was a Zillo Beast set there as well!

So I snagged the Zillo Beast set with the cash I got back from TRU plus my free gift card and bought myself lunch with the money left over. Holla!

My goal for tonight/the weekend is to track down that Capture the Droids BP as well as a super cheap mini Y-wing. And replace my dinged RC Republic Tank to boot.

Next Wednesday I would hope TRU has their 2 new TCW exclusives out and then my victory will be complete.  ;D

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: July 29, 2011, 01:52 PM »
I snagged an el cheapo Scout Speeder too, for around $4.84 I believe. I also promptly returned it to TRU and got my money back on the one I had bought there for 18.99 previously.

I had to ask for them to pull a case from the back, hoping to get the Y-Wing assortment, but this was ok too.

I still need a nice cheap mini Y-Wing though. That is my goal for tonight.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: July 28, 2011, 07:30 PM »
I FINALLY found a Target that had done at least a half-assed reset, as they had the Republic Attack Shuttle and RC Republic Tank out. I didn't feel motivated enough to buy either, I would have much preferred the new BP's or some super-cheap Deluxe sets. I guess I may go back and get one or both later tomorrow, but I'm not really on fire about it.

That would've been unthinkable a few months back, leaving new stuff on the shelf. Chalk it up to Hasbro burn-out I guess. Plus a lot of recent binging on the vintage tip.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: "Choke on that, causality!"
« on: July 28, 2011, 08:48 AM »
I had seen every episode since Day One, but I finally turned on this show this year and have abandoned it.

I just hate, hate, hate that it is on Comedy Central now. They are so fing ignorant with their programming. This show should not be running in the summer first of all. It should be on in the Fall like regular TV. And it did not help me at all that the network did NOTHING to promote the show's return, causing me to miss the first 2 episodes completely. Compound that with the fact that they refuse to make this show available On Demand, even though they do this with plenty of their other crappy shows, and you have one dissatisified longtime viewer.

The season was a complete waste for me...there's a slight chance I may go back and watch them again when they all come out on Blu-Ray, but I haven't even been able to buy the last set yet because it is so freaking expensive.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
« on: July 28, 2011, 08:38 AM »
  I'm hoping CostCo will come through with a nice value pack or deal; otherwise I can wait for the TRU 50% off deals next spring. ;)


Dunno, they still have several metric tons of Slave I UBP's to sell through, and they seem in no rush to clearance those. Maybe they handle exclusives differently though.

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Hey guys, I have one of these sets to give away here on the site.  Don't pay ebay prices until you get a chance to get one FREE.

I'm In!  ;D

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Thanks, I was able to find a single location locally that has these in stock, so it looks like I will be using the old Jedi Mind Trick after work today.  8)

Total on hand was 6, so I guess just a single case of Wave 1.

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A lot of us have had it in the cart forever, so don't take that as a sign that you would get one anyway.  Sorry guys, Good luck.

Yep, I found this out the hard way. Once I hit Proceed to Checkout it was all downhill from there. "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage."

Meh, I'm over it now. Not worth the aggravation.

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Dang, they went up literally 5 minutes after I went to lunch. All I really wanted was the DS set, and that's gone already.

I did get the Indy set into my cart, but after thinking about I'm not sure if I even want to pull the trigger.

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The site is starting to crash, getting a lot of 404 errors now on the refresh...

Uh-Oh!

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Best place to refresh - front page or "New to HTS" page?

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The Vintage Collection / Re: SDCC 2011
« on: July 26, 2011, 09:16 AM »
So where is all the exclusive swag at HTS this morning? They don't even have a teaser up yet!

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: July 25, 2011, 07:37 PM »
I finally scored a very minty DROIDS A-Wing fighter, 100% complete, although in a decidedly un-minty original box. I can live with that though, this was too good a steal to pass up. ($150)

Still looking for a nice boxed ATL Interceptor...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Jury duty. Hooray.
« on: July 25, 2011, 02:28 PM »
I am the last person any attorney ever wants on a jury, because I am voting based on who I think is guilty whether the evidence is airtight or not.

Hell, I would have voted for them to drag that Anthony nutbag right out behind the courthouse and put a bullet in her head if that was an option.

I don't expect I'll ever get selected because I am pretty extreme as far as crime and punishment goes.

Something like a civil trial would be much harder to deliberate I would think. So many shades of grey...

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The Vintage Collection / Re: Vintage Wave 11 TPM
« on: July 25, 2011, 10:53 AM »
Why are they showing Clone Wars vehicles on the back and not TVC merchandise?

Better choices would have been the B-Wing, Y-Wing, and Trench Run sets. (exclusive or not)

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