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My top priorities would be to see them re-issue all of the former "realistic style" Clone Wars midsize vehicles that have not yet been produced in the new animated style.

Aayla Secura's Starfighter
Dooku's Solar Sailer
Geonosian Starfighter
etc, etc

They all have traction in the current entertainment product, so it seems like easy money IMO.

Whew, good thing they are doing away with these unpopular Clone Wars mailaway promotions.  ::)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything Rebelscum
« on: April 25, 2011, 02:59 PM »
LOL, lurker only.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Thor (Movie & Sequels)
« on: April 25, 2011, 11:40 AM »
Apropos of nothing, if the Kiss classic "God of Thunder" is not on the soundtrack to this film, there should be an official investigation by the Justice Department.

How can you have a movie about Thor and not roll that out during the closing credits? I don't see a way.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything Rebelscum
« on: April 25, 2011, 09:07 AM »
I have followed this whole unfolding saga with some amusement, myself. She seems to have a pretty good attitude about it, good for her. It's some of the other posters/mods freaking out about it.

I guess you almost have to expect stuff like that, given that it's the internet, and it's that site. Frankly, I don't think you would see that at most of the other fan sites, because they tend to be more close-knit communities with more self-policing, and well, generally more cool people.

For whatever reason, RS just seems like a prick-magnet. I've been spending more time over there the past few months because they're the only site generating any quality store reports anymore, but it always feels like cyber-slumming. 

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: April 24, 2011, 09:01 PM »
When is Hasbro putting Savage on a basic figure card? ??? To be honest, I'm surprised we're getting Chewbacca before Savage! Maybe he'll be in some sort of exclusive?

If previous rumorings were true, Oppress should be out in the wave following the Barriss Offee/Eeth Koth wave. (CW 54)

Would hope to see that wave before SDCC.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: April 22, 2011, 10:23 PM »
Awesome snag on the sand skimmer! That's a great price!

Oh Yes!

It's going to be really hard to pick only 10 this year. All of these would be in the current 3D style:

1) Duchess Satine
2) Sugi
3) Mother Talzin
4) Chancellor Palpatine
5) Osi Sobeck
6) Ziro the Hutt
7) Qui-Gon Jinn
8) Chewbacca
9) The Son
10) The Daughter

That's right, Hasbro 4 of my Top 10 are GIRLZ! Suck on that!

Honorable mentions go to: Commander Jet and Cad Bane in Clone Disguise..WTF ARE these figures, anyway?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Archer on fX
« on: April 22, 2011, 12:42 PM »
Not a gut-buster finale, but ended on a solid note. Kind of a screw for Sterling though. I hate that cyborg-douche.

Not sure I caught the joke with Cheryl's hairstyle that she hated - was it just like Katya's?

Loved the Creeger Rape-Van.

Weird, the online version of the ad says 2 for $10.99.  ;)

The signage on the shelves in my store this morning said $10.99 too.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: April 22, 2011, 10:46 AM »
Getting ready to move so probably time for a self-imposed moratorium on purposes requiring shipping. Dangit.

Aw, screw it.

I bought a carded Tig Fromm this morning.  ;D I'll just have the seller hold it for a few days until I am officially relocated.

Loving me some DROIDS!

No luck.  :(

Figures, because what are the odds of actually finding anything new at a TRU when they are actually running a sale you could take advantage of?  ::)

JTA is reporting this wave has been spotted in CA as well, but they neglected to mention WHICH STORE.

My local Target had a sign out on the shelves tonight in the SW section stating something to the effect that they were out of the Arena sets so as a raincheck they were offering Clone Wars vehicles at half price - $13.49!

All they had was a Hyena Bomber and an AAT repaint, but dang that's a good price.

This wave may be out now, there has been a sudden surge in eBay auctions for the whole lot carded, from US sellers too. I've seen at least one unconfirmed report of a sighting at TRU too, for what it's worth.

My local store gets a truck tomorrow, so we'll see.

I don't know...gas is 4.00 a gallon...did really actually profit?

The TRU is right on the way home between my office and work, and Target was maybe two miles away, so there was hardly any extra driving involved.

That's the nice thing about Richmond, everything is centrally located and easy driving distance for the most part.

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