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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: October 12, 2011, 09:42 PM »
It's just too weak for words, really. There's about 99 different ways that this sucks but I'm too weary of the whole thing anymore to even work up a good rant about it. It cheapens Obi-Wan's legacy; it defies all common sense and reasonable suspension of disbelief; it further reinforces the absurd trend that only good guys die on this show and villains just multiply, etc, etc.

It's just crass revisionism of the worst variety. Sorry that Lucas created such a cool character and then immediately killed him off, but that's the way the ball bounced. Deal with it. Need to pump the fanboy well for some love? Fine, delve into his backstory. Do some flashback shiite, whatever. But COME ON - dude was severed in two fing pieces! And dropped down an enormous nuclear silo or whatever that thing was. I mean , done. End of story.

Just stupid, stupid, stupid.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2011-2012
« on: October 11, 2011, 11:00 AM »
It's offically Tebow time!

 :-\

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: October 10, 2011, 08:25 PM »
Wow, Wave 10 has officially hit here, and hit hard. I actually saw these at 4/4 Targets I visited over my lunch hour today. That's a really good spread.

It's always nice to see a fresh case on the pegs, so I was able to pick up another full set for the low low price of $7.99. This will allow me to recycle the remaining few I had snagged at $9.89.

Cheers to Target for getting in some new stuff. Jeers to Walmart for not doing the same.

Still no sign of the mini Y-Wing, which is odd because a number of the Targets have sold through those first 2 waves by now. I don't see much restock action on these around here.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2011-2012
« on: October 10, 2011, 09:55 AM »
Redskins 3-1
Giants     3-2
Cowboys 2-2
Eagles     1-4

 8)

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: October 9, 2011, 10:20 PM »
I bet Adam Pawlus loved this episode, as he, like me, is a sucker for lost "DROIDS" episodes.

Kind of fun and mindless, but ultimately a bit of a waste. I feel like they spin their wheels sometime trying to make simple points. (IE: Clones are starting to turn bad)

The underground things were creepy and cool, but I'm too jaded to even enjoy that kind of stuff anymore because all I can think is, that would make a really cool toy and there is no way they will ever do it.  :(

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: MLB 2011
« on: October 7, 2011, 10:14 PM »
I had a very classy post prepared that was something to the effect of "Suck it Yankees!" but then I decided that would only potentially inflame some hurt feelings.  :P

Really though, hard to argue that the best team didn't win, IMO. Detroit showed a lot of grit too, kind of a feelgood story.

Great game between the Brewers and Diamondbacks tonight. Hats off to both clubs for a great series effort.



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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 7, 2011, 12:25 PM »
I'm psyched. I've been watching progressively less TV the past few years so the few remaining shows I do keep up with are welcome returns.

Too bad they couldn't have timed the action figures to come out in advance of the new season. Pretty weak sauce, I have been jonesing for these hard all summer. Will they ever show up?

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The Vintage Collection / Re: Vintage Rumors
« on: October 6, 2011, 05:00 PM »
I'm fine with them doing an EU-inspired Nightsister in realistic style, although it seems like sort of an obscure choice. I just hope that doesn't preclude them from doing the ones from the toon in the animated line. There's plenty of room for Nightsisters in both lines.  ;D

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
« on: October 6, 2011, 04:57 PM »
I've yet to see a single one of these sold, they are not moving at all around here. I've waited this long I don't see any point in breaking down and paying full price when I know this thing is going to have to come down sooner or later. Otherwise these are going to be tying up a lot of precious toy real estate come holiday season.

I'm feeling $50 a lot more than $80.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: October 6, 2011, 04:54 PM »
Awesome Pete! Good scores.

When returning my extra Snow Koon today at Bizarro Target, I happened to check the pegs and saw they had put out ANOTHER case of Wave 10. Only one missing was shirtless Savage.

This makes at least 3 whole cases this store has put out where most of the others haven't even gotten in one yet. Not coincedentally this is the highest grossing store in the area. (Also explains their ballsy $2 price hike)

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For people that printed the redemption form, did you just cut it out and fold it in half?

Yep, exactly what I did...

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: October 5, 2011, 10:12 PM »
Another odd sighting tonight, a random Snow Koon at my neighborhood Target. Nothing else from the wave, just him. I went ahead and picked this up since it was "only" $7.99 and I am slowly trying to return and cycle through the figures I had to pay $9.89 for across town.

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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: October 5, 2011, 11:52 AM »
Saw 2 cases of the newest wave at TRU this morning. Seems like more of an "under-40" wave, as I hadn't even heard of half these guys.

Ultron looked pretty sharp, but Namor seemes way too muscly.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 24 (2011 Fall Wave 2)
« on: October 5, 2011, 11:50 AM »
Stopped by TRU this morning still hoping to find the impossibly HTF Seripas, only to see that they're already ripped down the front of store display. This is the same store that never ever got in the 4 way shipper with the new Wave 11 swag. Utter, abject failure.  >:(

I can't even remember anymore if this wave has been spotted outside of TRU, but it's probably a moot point since none of the Walmarts are stocking new figures around here and outside of 2 Targets they are stagnating badly too.

Apparently Richmond is not on the Hasbro Reps' map, because there have been NO pulls at any of the stores around here either.

I've officially moved past frustration to indifference. Well, almost.

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Always an interesting topic, couple of quick points:

1) RE: Selling on eBay versus scalping. I think the key thing here is the initial listing price. If you list the figure for more or less what it cost you, and let the bidding determine the value that's just free market economics, not gouging. If you were to list something for double or triple what it cost you, plus shipping etc, then that is sort of crossing the line into scalper territory IMO. For mail-away stuff it can be hard to determine what the initial value should be though, given the UPC aspect. So I think there can be some leeway there.

2) The only possible criticism I could see with some validity is that the mail-aways are limited edition items with a finite production run, so in theory buying them up in bulk could reduce the likelihood of an individual from sending in and getting their form redeemed. Not really sure where I come out on that.

3) I think it's the height of hypocrisy for any site, not singling anyone out honestly, to complain about "scalping" whatsoever when they have sponsors like Brian's Toys and other Dbag sites that were selling the SDCC sets for jacked up prices and things like that. Those guys are WAY worse than any individual scalpers roaming around out there, IMO. They have taken it to a whole new level. Just because they pay for advertising does not absolve them of the moral implications of what they are doing. They're scalping, plain and simple.

I don't have a problem with this stuff for the most part, there can be a good deal of grey area involved.

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