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This is a step in the right direction at least. Carry forward the coolest figures from the previous wave - brilliant! If they had only done this with the first 3 waves this year, I could have easily obtained the multiple Hondos, Aaylas, and Magnaguards I want.

I kind of shudder at the thought of ANOTHER Fisto jamming the pegs though. I hope this guy sells better than the previous incarnation.

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They should subtitle it: "A Hobby for Lottery Winners"

This book sounds like the literary equivalent of a strip club: lots to drool over, but you know you're never going to actually get any of it.  ;D

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: May 27, 2010, 09:49 PM »
Ahhhh yesss, finally picked up the "other" Jabba's Dungeon playset (the tan one) for a very reasonable price on eBay, with the original box to boot. VERY psyched about this one, has proven to be kind of elusive for some reason.

Only 3 more playsets to go...

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: May 27, 2010, 09:42 PM »
Wowzers! Scored both Cold Weather Gear Anakin and Obi-Wan at a Target that has not put up any 2010 Star Wars products at all. If I remember correctly, I saw Captain Rex, Commander Cody, Cad Bane, Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Cold Weather Anakin and Obi-Wan, all featuring Nahdarr stickers. Pleasantly surprised, except I was puzzled why only Cold Weather Anakin from TCW 2010 Wave 2 was present on the shelves, without a Sidious or Talz in sight. I wouldn't expect CWG Anakin to be the last on the shelves.

Because those snow figures are part of a new case assortment...the other figures from the original wave are not. Sucks, because I really want a Magnaguard for openers and I am continually denied.

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Back up for pre-order over at BriansToys

Fixed that for ya.  ;)



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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: General Vehicle Discussion Thread
« on: May 27, 2010, 11:16 AM »
Easy pass for the Variant hounds like myself, not even a whiff of a deco change.

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So I guess they pretty much HAVE to release Waves 1 and 2 together. I don't even see the point in having a Wave 2 for that matter...if you can't work even 1 new figure into the assortment, just roll them up into Wave 1.

I just hope Hasbro has their reps culling the old blue/white TCW packages from the shelves before they get re-stocked after the launch. The last thing we need is 3 different packaging varieties with the same pegwarming figures.

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According to RS, TCW12-19 are all re-packs. (The photos seem to confirm this numbering as well) So hopefully the first 3 Fall Waves will be 4 figures apiece, mostly new stuff.

I know Wave 2 was rumored to be all repacks too, but I can't remember what thread that was in...

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: General Vehicle Discussion Thread
« on: May 21, 2010, 02:50 PM »
Thanks a lot, this is a big help in updating my personal wantlist for the relaunch.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
« on: May 21, 2010, 11:23 AM »
How about forgetting about the love interest and showing more ******* robots beating the piss out of each other.

How about more robots beating the piss out of Meghan Fox?

I'd pay $9 for that.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: LOST
« on: May 21, 2010, 11:21 AM »
Wasn't the Donkey wheel the thing that Jacob's brother was building to get off the island? Did Jacob finish the project for his brother?

Yes, it's unclear who finished it though. If I recall, it was actually Esau (Man In Black) who advised John to turn the wheel a few seasons back, albeit disguised as Jack's Dad. You have to think at least Jacob knew about it...

I saw another ad last night for the finale that clearly showed the wheel being turned, so I'm thinking we'll see it again.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: General Vehicle Discussion Thread
« on: May 21, 2010, 11:11 AM »
Nice photos, loving the new Interceptor deco.

I'm wondering about wave/case assortments for the vehicle line come August though.

At one point, the new tank was listed as Wave 1 - "early August", along with the Droid Gunship and Xanadu Blood. Then Toyfair came around and there was no mention of the Xanadu Blood or the HMP.

By my count, we have at least 5 new TCW vehicles coming this Fall, including the Swamp Speeder and Plo Koon's Starfighter, plus the ones listed above. I'm guessing these will be split into at least 2 waves, along with the obligatory repacks.

If anyone has more detailed info about the individual waves or tentaive schedule, I'd love to know.  ;D

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: LOST
« on: May 20, 2010, 03:34 PM »
Hmmm, maybe they'll revisit the Frozen Donkey Wheel?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 24
« on: May 20, 2010, 03:33 PM »
I appreciate Chuck and I'm sure it's a good show, but I'm not inclined to jump in at this point. That thing is living on borrowed time anyway.

I did watch HIMYM once upon a time, but the $%@#& writers ruined it for me and I had to stop watching. One of the only shows I have ever consciously quit watching because I was so aggravated. "Slapsgiving" was awesome though.

24 has ruled my Mondays for as long as I can remember...going to be different.

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Per Hasbro's standard for mail-away offers: "Your exclusive **** figures will be mailed to you approximately 6-8 weeks from receipt of your redemption request"

Yep, I know...they have 15 days left to comply with their own deadline in my case.

What they DON'T say is "If you fail to receive your figure after 8 weeks from the check being cashed, please contact our direct customer service hotline at xxx-xxx-xxxx and we will rectify the matter immediately".

That would be helpful, especially if their Fulfillment vendor is unreliable.

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