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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Commander Blackout
« on: July 18, 2011, 08:55 AM »
I think it's greedy and stupid that they refuse to clearance out the Nikto Guard or Kul Teska. You still have 2 TCW exclusives loitering on the pegs and now you're going to add a third?

Kul Teska in particular kills me, this thing is huge and takes up valuable real estate. And I really want one for openers but not at the ridiculous price they're at now. Drop that thing down to $5 and watch 'em fly off the shelves.

I agree that odds seem really slim Blackout will stay at $7.99 for very long. That's cheaper than their regular Clone Wars figs.

The other advantage to those proposed case ratios is that it would GREATLY increase your chances of actually finding the new figures on the pegs. Most stores typically get in ONE case at a time for some reason, so if one person gets there before you they're wiped out and you get nothing. And then God knows how long it will be until the NEXT case shows up.

Having multiples of the new figures helps to insure that they get proper saturation in the marketplace.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Commander Blackout
« on: July 17, 2011, 06:23 PM »
I watched that episode again last night, and not only is he not named in the credits, I'll be damned if I caught his name anywhere in the actual episode either. I could have missed it, but struck me as odd.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: July 12, 2011, 09:56 PM »
Yeah, I missed out on the mini Y-Wing, too.  I'm sure it'll show some time soon.

Like...right now?  8)

It is listed as In Stock again at HTS, I just picked one up along with the RC Republic Fighter Tank.

Thanks for the promo code!

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Commander Blackout
« on: July 12, 2011, 02:01 PM »
So the TRU Exclusive Stealth Ops Clone Trooper is apparently hitting shelves now up in Canada. Hopefully he will start to make an appearance stateside soon. I definitely want at least 2 of these, although it irks me that they don't actually refer to him by name on the package.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: July 12, 2011, 01:55 PM »
The Target where I picked up Wave 7 remnants last week restocked over the past day or so - they had another full case out today at lunch. They must have been unpunched too...most were still attached. Dang.

I picked up another RFT and a Fordo for openers, officially done with this wave now. WHEW!

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars RC Republic Tank
« on: July 11, 2011, 03:06 PM »
I see this is in stock now over at HTS...weird how they are early with some stuff and so late with other stuff.

Think I can wait til I see it in a store. The K-Mart across the street still has 3 Hailfire Droids gathering dust.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: July 11, 2011, 03:04 PM »
In stock now over at Hasbrotoyshop

DISC10 for 10% off

I just saw that...they actually have a listing up for the mini Y-Wing too, but it says Out of Stock. I wonder if it was ever really in stock? Did I somehow miss that? I feel like I just checked HTS over the weekend and saw nothing new.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: July 11, 2011, 12:12 PM »
Ugh, I dropped more on a single action figure over the weekend than I've ever spent before. Not really a great feeling, pangs of buyer's remorse are already setting in.

It's hard for me to set a distinct value on some of the premium DROIDS carded figures because they pop up so infrequently. In the past 3 months alone I've seen a carded A-Wing Pilot go for over $400 and a carded C-3PO go for a little over $200.

I guess generally I feel like a good condition carded 3PO, R2, A-Wing Pilot, Sise Fromm and of course Boba are all worth upwards of $200 or so, obviously with some fluctuations in there from figure to figure. Is that crazy?

Anyway, I actually picked up R2-D2 on a very clean card with minimal yellowing, creasing, etc. More than I wanted to spend certainly but not necessarily more than it is worth. At least I hope not.

Arrgh hasbro, just when I had convinced myself not to buy that whole set for the bane figure they up the ante by adding the arm panel...I am guessing I will have a while to decide though.

Yeah, that was an unexpected but really cool feature they added with the breakaway armor and wound. I wonder if this was partly the reason for the delay/fail on the single carded version originally intended.

You might be able to score a loose one off eBay for less than the price of the whole pack.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: July 8, 2011, 02:57 PM »
Looks more like Flargin, Dingle and Merle.  :D

JK, awesome pic! Can't wait to see more...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Office
« on: July 7, 2011, 11:38 AM »
I'm actually on board with this. Outside of that dreadful Boston Legal show, I've enjoyed Spader's body of work to this point. And he was definitely the most interesting of the characters they rotated through for the finale.

Although Will Arnett would have been great too if he could have channeled a little more of his Todd Margaret character. That **** was brilliant.

I am just as surprised at collectors who were not blown away by the chance to get their own rocket firing Vintage Boba Fett last year. To each his own, I guess.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
« on: July 7, 2011, 11:30 AM »
Thanks for the feedback on this thing, Jack, you make some good points.

I appreciate the photos as well, the scale of this thing was somewhat deceptive.

Has this hit any of the online sellers yet do we know?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: July 6, 2011, 11:49 AM »
Wow, I actually purchased some new Clone Wars toys today, seems like forever. TRU had a fresh case of the 4 new Deluxe Figure and Vehicle Sets, or whatever they are calling them now. ($17.99 apiece)

I actually had to hit up 2 different TRU's to snag all 4 though, another collector beat me to the Grievous and Castas sets at the first store. And I got to the store 3 minutes after it opened. Crazy, this was the most competition I had seen for SW toys in quite awhile. There were actually a few guys milling around, which is highly unusual.

I had my pick of everything at the other store though. So $85 later I got all 4 new deluxe sets plus my highly desired Captain Fordo to boot.

Game, set, match!

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