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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.  :(

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.

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?

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

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.

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)

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

Yep, exactly what I did...

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.

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.

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.

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.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: October 4, 2011, 09:24 AM »
Meh, completely disposable, I barely even remember what happened. I did like the Gungans schooling Grievous. That was pretty sweet. I'd like to think we'd get an animated Tarpals, but at this point I don't think it even matters anymore.

So I guess it's actually between THAT episode and ROTS where Anakin's powers doubled?  ::) Yeah, that might be nice to start thinking about doubling your powers because for being the most powerful Jedi ever you sure seem to get your ass handed to you a lot.

Just once I would like to see some Jedi pull some kick-ass Starkiller moves, like the Force Explosion or throwing the lightsabers, telekinesis, some cool stuff like that. Their attacks are so predictable.

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.

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