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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: October 3, 2011, 02:43 PM »
Headed back to the bizarro Target that has seen a steady trickle of new CW swag and wouldn't you know it there was a lone Kamino ARF Trooper lying right underneath the pegs. Crazy. I snagged it of course, meaning I was able to secure all of this wave at the same store over a period of about 2 weeks, albeit a little at a time. So weird.

Very thankful to have closed this wave out though, given all the recent product availability woes. Still not sure when/if I will ever see Seripas, but I have to think that wave will hit outside TRU eventually. 

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2011-2012
« on: October 3, 2011, 09:00 AM »
With the first pick in the 2012, the Minnesota Vikings select...

I wish they would get the first pick, they're one of the very few terrible teams this year who would NOT be looking to draft a QB high. Thereby increasing the odds of a trade for the right to draft Andrew Luck. I want that kid in a Redskins uniform in the worst way.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: October 1, 2011, 08:50 AM »
Inhumans could be great, as long as they stay true to the original stories.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Vintage Rumors
« on: October 1, 2011, 08:39 AM »
I'd buy a Nightsister...not sure why they wouldn't make one for CW too though

Well, exactly! What the hell? They are so hung up on "core characters" let them stick with those. If they put out cool characters in a realistic style that have NOT been done in the animated style, well that just utterly sucks.

Animated first, realistic next. Don't deprive fans of the animated line great character choices for the sake of marketing.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 23 (2011 Fall Wave 1)
« on: October 1, 2011, 08:35 AM »
Interesting, I'm glad I don't feel compelled to collect packaging variants, this would be a PITA to track down. The two I have so far are both the "non-wearing" variety.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: MLB 2011
« on: September 29, 2011, 08:59 AM »
Wow, for a guy whose two favorite teams are the Braves and the Red Sox, last night was super fun. Like getting kicked in the nuts with an iron boot...twice.

Seriously, 3-2 lead in both games in the 9th and you can't close it out?

I'm sure the Yankees were not trying to tank that game near the end there.  ::)

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2011 Hasbro Fans' Choice Poll
« on: September 29, 2011, 08:55 AM »
Does Toryn Farr have some kind of cool EU backstory that would cause fans to want her? Because I am scratching my head over that one...seems like an incredibly boring "action" figure.

I'm not even going there with Jocasta, I still think people are just voting for her to irritate Hasbro.

Doallyn would be the bomb.

The Vintage Collection / Re: New York Comic Con 2011
« on: September 28, 2011, 10:05 PM »
Also in that podcast, Derryl confirms that NYCC will have a LOT ("a ton") of TPM3D reveals - movie line, vehicles, a new previously unmentioned sku, etc.  It sounds like they are pretty much showing all their Spring 2012 cards at NYCC and rendering 2012 Toy Fair meaningless for the most part.

No love for the Clone Wars line? There's gotta be something new they can show off, even if it's the next 1-2 waves of figures after Wave 12. There's no way Hasbro doesn't have that stuff planned out already.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: September 28, 2011, 10:45 AM »
I picked up another Shirtless Savage, Commander Jet, Snow Koon, and the elusive Kamino ARF courtesy of another local collector who found them at a distant Target last week. Could still stand to grab another Kamino ARF, since I like to have at least 2 of each new figure while I decide what I really want to open. But technically I am done with Wave 11.

Still need 2x Seripas and ALL of Wave 12, which has yet to appear here.

What's weird is the figures I got today only rang up at $7.99 each, a far cry from the $9.89 I paid last week at a different store for the exact same figures. That's a wide swing for 2 stores in the same city.

The Bullpen / Re: Thor: The Toys!
« on: September 28, 2011, 09:05 AM »
Saw a few of the new figures today at Target. Looked to be this case assortment.

That's the one I have been seing too.

So if that's Wave 2 and the SIF Wave is Wave 4, what is Wave 3 supposed to be?

Other Toy Lines / Re: Thundercats, Hoooo!!
« on: September 28, 2011, 09:02 AM »
I ended up watching the episode that aired after Clone Wars last week and it was surprisingly not that bad. They're doing a good job with this franchise right now.

The new Voltron, by comparison, SUCKS.  :-\

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: September 26, 2011, 10:29 PM »
I would love to see them release 99, but it seems like it would make for kind of a creepy toy. Plus they always throw out that whole "we are cutting back on obscure characters who die quickly" stuff whenever they get similar questions in Q&A.

Cut Up looks like a winner though, however he arrives. Really cool to see this because unlike TVC, we literally have NO idea what is in store beyond the waves that are already hitting retail.

Hopefully we get some more sneak peeks at the NY gig.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: September 24, 2011, 10:50 PM »
Or figures that were stashed somewhere else in the store, found, and put back where they belong.

Yep, could very well be...I went back tonight and saw another Hondo there all of a sudden. Weird-o-rama.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: September 23, 2011, 08:52 PM »
Liked: Ackbar Wand! It actually does something!
          Awesome Indy nod: "Eels - very dangerous" I was waiting for "you go first"...
          Awesome Jaws nod at the end - Also waiting for "Smile you son of a b..."

And SPOILER ALERT - (SORRY) - They finally freaking killed the bad guy! Hallelujah! I've been waiting for that for like, forever.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: September 23, 2011, 08:48 PM »
Oddly enough I went back to that same Target I found Hondo at earlier this week, and I found Commander Jet, Snow Koon, and Shirtless Savage suddenly on the pegs.  ???

It didn't look like they had stocked additional cases either, they had the same two El-Les's I saw before. Returns maybe? Someone only bothered to put out half a case or something? Weird, but I'm not looking a gift-horse in the mouth. Those suckers are mine. Savage is freaking awesome.

Best part of all was this joint had the Capture of the Droids BP out on the shelf - finally. Very relieved to cross this off the list.

No sign of the Kamino ARF but I ain't about to complain about that. If this is the lucky store I am going to keep going til the well runs dry.

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