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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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IDK if this was posted but Kmart has a coupon for $5 off a toy purchase of ONLY $5! You can get a TVC fig for only $4 and change. I got Han today. I almost boguht SW "Beanz" for $5.99 before discount. Unfortunately tomorrow is the last day. :-\ I only heard about this today. :-[

http://www.printablecouponfeed.com/kmart/25734

Thanks to this, I was able to score another MOC Jodo tonight for $3.99.

Gotta love that!

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: September 30, 2010, 11:06 AM »
I liked his deco in the series, but Hasbro's putting out a whole lot of the same in the deluxe veh/figure line so I think they should try to tread cautiously with that stuff.  The kiddies can only get so many before mommy/daddy say no.

Yeah, but come on...they named a Clone Trooper after YOU!  ;D You know you need 3 of these at least!

This WAS totally out of the blue. I agree it looks very similar to at least 2-3 other sets, but at least it's not a straight repack. I'm definitely down for one.

I'm just wondering what happened to the AT-RT with Boil. This was supposed to be part of Wave 3 too, but is now conspicuously absent from the BBTS listings.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW "Mandalorian Warriors" Battle Pack
« on: September 30, 2010, 11:02 AM »
McMetal...did you pick it up at retail?

Yes, I found it at TRU last week along with the ARC Troopers BP. They only had 1 of each on the shelves. I have not heard about this hitting anyplace else yet, but I'm sure it will eventually.

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Star Wars Universe / Re: 'Star Wars' in 3-D?
« on: September 29, 2010, 12:17 PM »
Big whoop. Those prequel movies suck in 2D, 3D, even in four or more dimensions. Their suckitude defies all known laws of physics.

And I'm sorry, but 3D tech is still woefully crude; who wants to wear glasses over glasses?

I was hoping they would have at least started with the OT.

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: September 29, 2010, 12:07 PM »
Papinoida sounds like some kind of genital wart.

Good to see Seth Green make another appearance. And Meredith Salenger is always on time.  ;D

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: TVC will fail...
« on: September 28, 2010, 12:19 PM »
I have one of every individually carded figure they have made. 

Really? Where do you store them? That seems like it would take up an enormous amount of space.

I've often wondered if there were any collectors out there who literally bought EVERYTHING in the 3&3/4" line. I mean a straight-up, 100% completist, including all variants, re-packs, etc.

I bet no one at Habsro can even make that claim.

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Does look cool...looking forward to seeing some pics of that other set too, since IG-88 is all new.

IG-86 is a repaint I believe, nothing "new" there.

In the same sense that Ziro's Assassin droid was a repaint of the previous version? Or is this more of a straight re-pack?

I'm cool if the paint apps are unique, that's "new" enough for me.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TRU Exclusive Nikto Guard?
« on: September 28, 2010, 12:13 PM »
Aw yeah, snagged my Nikto Guard today, courtest of the neighborhood TRU. Looked like they had about 5-6 on the pegs at least.

I found it interesting the cards all had a reinforced J-hook. Wish all the figs featured that, but I guess that's the kind of premium packaging you can only get for $10.99.  ::)

He DOES have a tiny head too. Must look better with the cowl.

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Wait, so neither guy actually has a face? Well, that's one way to keep the sculpting costs down.

Does look cool...looking forward to seeing some pics of that other set too, since IG-88 is all new.

Great pics, mods!

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: September 27, 2010, 11:22 AM »
Went back out this morning to hunt down Goji, and sure enough, found him on the pegs at 1 of the 2 local Targets that had no Wave 3 on Friday when I last checked. Only 1 there, but it was on a decent card, so a definite keeper.

Now I just need that Nikto Guard and I am back to being all caught up.  ;D

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: September 27, 2010, 09:45 AM »
Gotta love this latest rumor list from RS:

RUMORS:
Aqua Droid
Barriss Offee
Captain Rex with Jetpack
Clone Commander Wolfe
Clone Trooper 7 ARF
Clone Trooper (Stealth Ops)
Clone Trooper with Riot Gear
Echo (Sgt. Bric Armor)
Eeth Koth
El-Les
R4-P17
Red Leader
Saesee Tiin
Savage Oppress
Seripas

No, I don't need 65 more clones, but I'm loving me some Barriss Offee, El-Les, and Seripas!

Echo in Brain-boy's armor? Guess this means ole Bric will be in at least 1 more episode this season.

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: September 27, 2010, 09:42 AM »
I don't think it was absolutely neccessary to create an episode with Baron Papinoida. I think it was a nice way for Lucas to make a cameo in ROTS, but to now see that character explained takes away a bit from the special cameo George made.

 ???

Was there a character in Friday's episode by that name? If so, I completely missed it. Who was it? I've never even heard the name before...

Not a bad episode, but fairly unremarkable. I did notice that they continue to go back and forth on their pronunciation of Twi'lek. (I really think it should be a long "I" there, as in "Bene Tleilax", rather than a short "EE" sound - that just sounds wimpy)

I'm completely ready for them to resume the "current" timeline. I think we've dabbled in the past long enough.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 17 (aka Fall 2010 Wave 3)
« on: September 27, 2010, 09:34 AM »
meh - relax.  the holiday shopping season is upon us.  that will clear the glut of all the pegwarmering figures fo sho.

In September? I think that's a little early. And I think we all know what an added challenge it is trying to snag new figures in that craziness. Would rather not wait until Nov/Dec to buy something that is out now. (assuming I could even find it that much later)

I'm not voicing any concerns others have not already noted about the TVC line and the upcoming ROTJ Wave. We're nearly 2 months past the August relaunch, and 90% of everything you see around town is still those first waves. I think that's going to make it difficult to keep the waves refreshed every 6 weeks like they have talked about. When the new stuff does come out, it's usually a single case at best.

I also think it's all but confirmed that some retail outlets are just skipping certain waves all together. Did anyone ever see TCW Wave 2 at Target? I think they went straight from 1.5 to 3.

Wave 2 literally hit here for like 2 days, and only at a small handful of Walmarts. Maybe there will be a resurgence down the line, but I hate to pin my hopes on that kind of thinking. I haven't seen any sign of those figures for weeks now.

It would be great if TRU got the Wave 3 figs in this week so I could take advantage of that 2 for $11.99 sale, but I'm not holding my breath.

edit: Nevermind, found Goji this morning at 1 of the 2 local Targets that did not restock on Friday. Woot!

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 17 (aka Fall 2010 Wave 3)
« on: September 26, 2010, 10:23 PM »
Given the fact that I never saw TCW Wave 2 again outside of the first 2 days it hit, and then only in 2 stores, I am thinking I may have already missed scoring my Goji.  :'(

I hit every remaining Target this weekend and ZILCH. Even the remnants are gone. If TRU doesn't get these in this week, I think I am probably out of luck on him.

Really frustrating, because everywhere I turn I see a ridiculous glut of Wave 1/1.5. They clearly over-saturated and now the backlog is squeezing out any chance of finding the later waves, which appear to be shipping in greatly reduced numbers. (At least so far)

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