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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 11 (aka 2010 Wave 1)
« on: February 2, 2010, 12:44 PM »
Sweet success! I found this wave today at TRU...had to hit 2 to complete the wave, but well worth the miles. No sign of Wave 2, but I'm more than satisified with what i got. Aayla and Hondo are home runs for sure.

Woot!

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 11 (aka 2010 Wave 1)
« on: February 1, 2010, 11:05 PM »
I'm in Iowa. Kind of weird there were no sightings of this wave on the west coast prior to me finding these. :)

I actually read a few reports of them being spotted at TRU's on the West Coast, I believe prior to the Iowa and MN sightings. But either way, they're hitting pretty haphazardly. I just read reports of these being spotted at Walmarts in Alabama!

I have hit 6/7 Walmarts in Richmond today to no avail.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 11 (aka 2010 Wave 1)
« on: February 1, 2010, 10:54 AM »
Just found this wave at my local TRU- picked up Aayla and Hondo. So at least they're now out there in the wild.  :)

Where do you live?

We don't seem to be getting jack-squat on the East Coast.

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: 2010 "Vintage" Collection Wave 1
« on: January 29, 2010, 10:03 AM »
Not excited by any of these.

Me either. It amazes me how they utterly fail to capture the likeness of the characters from the films. None of those 4 looks anything like the actors in question.

Articulation and detail are great, but give me a well-sculpted face and proportionally accurate body parts. Not Popeye arms like that crappy Veers.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: January 29, 2010, 09:58 AM »
Not finding these dirty bastages ANYWHERE...seven Walmarts in this town and none of them have re-stocked since X-Mas.  >:(

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: January 29, 2010, 09:49 AM »
No new purchases this week, but I did finally receive my vintage Ackbar variants in the mail from the UK. Postmark date was 12/23...WTF?

They're great...I've got a nice little gang of five now, each with unique paint apps. The 4 new addition are all from Taiwan.

Also got my replacement carboard backdrop for the Cantina playset...looks awesome, a steal for $10.

Still waiting on Warok, Carbonite Han, Univisor Snowtrooper Variant, and my battle damaged TIE.  ;D

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: 2010 Clone Wars Mail-Away - Nahdar Vebb
« on: January 28, 2010, 10:44 AM »
Yeah, but some of us are strictly carded collectors, and don't want to maim our minty packaging.  ;D

I probably have 5 actually, courtesy of Willrow, Zuckuss, Rumsleg and my duplicate Cad Bane and Luminara.

Hot damn!

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: January 28, 2010, 10:43 AM »
Thanks, I have noted this as well. However, since STL is a lot further east than Cali, I am hopeful these could actually show up any day.

Now the new TCW figure waves that have been spotted in Cali, THOSE will probably take awhile to get here. Rats!

With me, it's not the gas I need to conserve, it's the time. I have such limited windows for hunting now, any saved effort is a plus.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: January 27, 2010, 08:19 PM »
The AT-RT wave has hit the St. Louis area the past couple days (Wal-Marts only so far).

To quote the great movie "Used Cars": "You gotta be jacking me!"  ;D

That's super mega-awesome. I hit a couple up at lunch today but no signs around here yet. Reason to keep looking though!

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 11 (aka 2010 Wave 1)
« on: January 27, 2010, 12:50 PM »
Back In Stock now at EE!

STILL unfindable on the East Coast...damn you Geoffrey!

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 10 (aka 2009 Wave 7)
« on: January 27, 2010, 12:49 PM »
I saw one of each on the pegs at Walmart today.  :)

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 10 (aka 2009 Wave 7)
« on: January 26, 2010, 08:15 PM »
So I read this morning on RS that there's a Tank Gunner Paint App Variant - one with a Green painted Triangle on front and one with a plain gold triangle. I had to run home at lunch to see what I had - green one. So after a few frantic stops I managed to score the Gold variant at TRU. Last one on the pegs...nice.

 ;D

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: January 25, 2010, 10:31 AM »
These are hitting etailers now...BBTS has the AT-RT, Sport Skiff, etc in stock now.  :o

Let's get 'em to the stores!!!

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: January 25, 2010, 10:30 AM »
It gets weirder. Upon closer inspection, Farmboy Luke's neck is actually two-tone - the back half is in the normal pink and the front half is in the pale yellow which matches the hands.

Was this an ill-advised attempt at a custom paint job? Factory reject?

Not sure, but I'm sort of tempted to keep him just out of the sheer weirdness.

I went off on another bender this weekend, far exceeding my vintage budget. I did snag the Univisor Snowtrooper Variant, plus the POTF Han w/Carbonite Block and Warok. I just can't stop myself!

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: January 22, 2010, 03:24 PM »
So I got my Brown Hair Farmboy Luke in the mail today and I smell a rat. Help me out here...

The face coloring does not match the skin coloring of the neck or hands AT ALL. It's not even close...the face is pink and the other parts are like a pale yellow. Both pieces, independent of each other, appear to be authentic. But they clearly do not match. Is this typical of some kind of foreign knock-off, or did someone pull some kind of fishy head swap?

I've seen other versions where everything matched and they looked much better. I'm thinking I should probably try for a return...

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