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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: August 3, 2011, 11:40 AM »
Picked up three of the Geonosian w/Speeder Bike exclusive at Toys R Us this morning.

Also grabbed six of the Commander Blackout exclusive - four to open, two to keep MOC.

I am sick with envy, my Toys R Us SUCKS ASS and completely failed to stock any new toys this week whatsoever. I got there right when they opened too.

Pete, do you have the Item #/SKU/UPC for the Geonosian Speeder? I cannot find this on their website anywhere and suspect I will have to make an out of town trip to ever find this. TIA!

Yep, this whole thing sounds infuriating, most of all the BBTS aspect. They should be ashamed of themselves. Profiteers of human misery...just no way to spin that any other way.

This is why I can never take SW sites seriously that rail about "scalping" and have ridiculous "Collector Pledges" or whatever when the very sponsors that they pimp so hard are the WORST offenders. (Not talking about JD here)

It's just pouring salt on the wounds at this point, I hope Hasbro actually does something about it but I have no illusions that they actually will.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars General Battle Pack Thread
« on: August 3, 2011, 09:09 AM »
I just like the fact that in some of these new BP's they even tweaked the repack figures, like the dirty wash on Obi-Wan in the Geonosis set.

And I swear something looks different to me about the Anakin head sculpt in the Cad Bane's escape pack. Better.

"Just different enough to make you happy"


Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: 2011 TRU Force Unleashed Box Set
« on: August 2, 2011, 02:56 PM »
I guess that's why it just says The Force Unleashed on the packaging. Hasbro's presentation shows the TFUII logo on the slide.  :P

Hence my confusion...thnaks for clearing that up.

Have they announced any plans to make figures from TFU II?

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: 2011 TRU Force Unleashed Box Set
« on: August 2, 2011, 10:25 AM »
I have been playing TFU II on Wii for a couple of weeks now and cannot recall seeing any of these characters so far.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Ookla the Mook is Great!
« on: August 2, 2011, 08:28 AM »
Had to dig this one up again...I finally picked all three of the Thundarr Toynami figures up off of ebay. These have been on my Want List forever, along with those ridiculously pricey Herculoids sets. (You're next!)

LOL at the $15 price tag in 2003, I bought all of them in a lot for $100 and felt good about it. They'd be even more expensive individually.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: August 1, 2011, 11:13 PM »
Yeah, that's an insanely awesome haul, I am totally drooling! When I made the decision to complete my vintage collection I decided to go loose, but I have a few boxed vehicles and it really does add a lot to the nostalgia factor.

And I hear you on the Shuttle - my White Whale is the vintage AT-AT, never owned it as a kid, always wanted it. I've purposely left it as the last piece of my collection to complete. The only other non-figure piece I need is the ATL Interceptor.

Your Slave I looks cherry. pretty much like the virgin A-Wing I just received, complete with untouched sticker sheet. I learned the hard way you are better off leaving those on the sheet.

Your photos remind me I need to upgrade my Dewback reins too, mine have broken with age. :(

Thanks for sharing!

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: August 1, 2011, 09:06 PM »
I think I recall them indicating they had both been pushed back to a later wave, but no time frame was given.

Are they pictured on the back of the Y-Wing package? I can't recall...

I would expect both will make it out before the end of the year. As long as they don't get jammed up by all those repack waves that are shipping. I mean, wasn't Target JUST clearancing these stinkers in the old packaging? (Bane + Speeder, Obi + Freeco, etc)

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: August 1, 2011, 02:28 PM »
Another huge swath of fruitless lunch runs. This time I found 2 more Targets in the process of resetting but they both had the EXACT same cruddy selection - Wave 3 Rapid Strike (All repacks, the 4way box of suck) and the BP Wave 1 or the wave WITH Zillo Beast and WITHOUT Droid Capture.  ::)

This mini Y-Wing and Droid Capture BP continue to elude me. I'd actually like to keep the Y-Wing if I can find it at the sweet price, and open the one I got from HTS.

I shouldn't even want that stupid repack BP but the completist in me screams for it.

I did see a few more Attack Shuttles and have no qualms about waiting on this one. I have a strong feeling these are not exactly going to fly off the shelves, no pun intended.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: August 1, 2011, 09:38 AM »
Yeah, honestly I am not all that worked up about it, I am still sort of disgusted in general with Hasbro right now, so I'm not sweating so much having to wait on the new toys.

I think the most frustrating thing for me is just the inconsistency. I stopped at the 2 closest Targets to me over the weekend and not only had they not reset, they had no stock of the new BP's, Rapid Strike Vehicles, Republic Attack Shuttle, or the RC Tank. So even if they wanted to re-organize they have no new product to put out.

I understand the pallet deal, but I have found when that is the case they can at least confirm that they have a count on the DPCI, they just can't determine the location anywhere.

Just from reading store reports around the Web, it seems like most of the Targets around here are lagging badly. We only have 1 that I have seen so far which has completed their reset. One location I spoke to last week said their resets generally take a few days but there has been no progress since then.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Republic Artillery? Hells Yeah!
« on: August 1, 2011, 09:27 AM »
I took a few pics of this last night, it is surprisingly cool. A lot of fun here with the posable legs, flip out wheels and gunner station. I think it is going to do pretty well at retail.

Jayson, did you find this at a brick and mortar reatil outlet? Which one?

I think I saw another report on RS last night that someone had found this, but I've not seen it anywhere yet.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: July 31, 2011, 09:52 PM »
What's up with them not resetting? Why have a date?

For real, I don't get this either?

We have about 10 Targets in the area, only 1 of them has reset as of this weekend. I am able to get stuff pulled sporadically, but it's proving very difficult to score the mini Y-Wing wave of the Deluxe stuff. There's nothing worse than having some dude walk a case all the way out from the back only for me to tell them, yeah these aren't the ones I am looking for.

And WTF is Walmart waiting on? Do they want to make sure everyone has bought every single new toy they need from Target before bothering to put out new stock?

Sweet, lots of new toy mojo in effect for all.

I struck out at both Targets I hit up tonight - neither had any of the new BP's or Rapid Strike vehicles in stock, even in the back, so my Mind Tricks were for naught.

I'm not too worried about being able to pick all this stuff up over the next week or so though, hardly any of the Targets here have begun to reset yet at all.

I just want to jump on that cheap mini Y-Wing action before someone fixes that in the computer!

Technically, the Droid Capture and Zillo Beast are "Wave 2", but some on-line shops did get in a small bit of Wave 2 cases with the initial wave 1 shipments.  The case-packs look like this -

Wave 1 box:
- 2x Geonosis Assault, 2x Cad Bane Escape, 1x Defend Kamino, 1x Grievous Hunt,
Wave 2 box:
- 1x Geonosis Assault, 1x Cad Bane Escape, 1x Defend Kamino, 1x Grievous Hunt, 1x Zillo Beast, 1x Droid Capture
Wave 2, Rev 1 box:
- 1x Geonosis Assault, 1x Cad Bane Escape, 1x Defend Kamino, 2x Grievous Hunt, 1x Zillo Beast

This was really helpful to me - thanks. It confirms I am not crazy and really did see Wave 2 Rev 1 today and not just Wave 2. I kept wondering "how did I miss Capture the Droids?" and the numbers did not add up either since I know these run 6 to a case.

So I really didn't "miss" anything, although there is a good chance that Droids BP is shipping now too. Would be curious to know if anyone has spotted that one specifically.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: July 29, 2011, 02:04 PM »
Whew, this may be a lengthy post:

On a whirlwind lunch tour, I hit up a few Targets and the local TRU.

At the first Target I used the DPCI Mind Trick to get them to pull a case of the new Battlepacks, as well as a case of the Rapid Strike vehicles. They came back with two mint cases of Wave 1 for each. So I got the 4 new BP's plus a Republic Scout Speeder mini-rig for $4.84. I also got a $5 gift card for spending over $80 thanks to an insert deal with their latest catalog.

I then headed over to TRU which I knew had nothing new since I checked on their restock day Wednesaday, but I did return the Scout Speeder and got my $19 back that I dropped on the one they had a few weeks back.

So THEN I headed over to the Target that had started their reset yesterday, and saw different stuff. They had a Wave of Rapid Strike vehicles that were all repacks of old Deluxe sets (Jesse, AT-RT, etc) but no sign of the mini Y-wing. They also had new battlepacks out, only there was a Zillo Beast set there as well!

So I snagged the Zillo Beast set with the cash I got back from TRU plus my free gift card and bought myself lunch with the money left over. Holla!

My goal for tonight/the weekend is to track down that Capture the Droids BP as well as a super cheap mini Y-wing. And replace my dinged RC Republic Tank to boot.

Next Wednesday I would hope TRU has their 2 new TCW exclusives out and then my victory will be complete.  ;D

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