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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: July 16, 2010, 12:30 PM »
Checkmate!

I hit up the local TRU again this morning since they normally get new trucks in on Friday. There was no new SW stock on the shelf, but then I saw the dude I know who works there and he confirmed that they got no new Vintage but did have a case of TCW Wave 1 he could bring out for me. Presto - MOC Pre and Aurra!  ;D

I am officially done with upcoming TCW swag, aside from the Deluxe sets which have not hit here (yet).

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Wow - Vintage eBay Auctions
« on: July 16, 2010, 12:26 PM »
Well, I don't think it's outrageous but it's certainly beyond my means. I definitely don't think that is too much money to spend on a toy in general though.

There was another out there just like this in the past week or so, not sure if it's still up or not, but it was well over 1000 dollars as well.

I'm just lookin' for a nice loose one for around $300  ;D

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So what's all this talk about Cody being a "chase" figure? Something to do with silver foil on the cardback? What's the deal?

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Shadows of the Dark Side '10-'11 / Re: Imperial AT-AT
« on: July 16, 2010, 09:26 AM »
Why did it ring up at $199?

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It's all just too funny now. The right hand doesn't even know there is a left hand, much less what he is up to.

I found nearly all the remaining TVC Wave 1 figs I needed tonight at the very TRU that has been so insistent about NOT breaking the street date here. They had all the Legends and TCW stuff out too, plus the vehicles. (no At-AT)

I initially swung by after work and saw remnants on the pegs and thought "Cool" but I had to hit the ATM and was running late so I ended up going back about 2 hours later. I had hidden the 3 TVC figures they had left that I needed - Vader, 3PO, and Han. So I got there, and was in the process of walking back to the aisle when I notice a guy in the checkout line with a FULL CASE of the new TVC, PLUS another Boba Fett. I mean, he was literally holding the actual box of figures. So of course I stopped to talk to him and came to find out some pretty interesting news.

Apparently he had been over at the other TRU across town, the one that HAS been stocking Vintage stuff but is currently out, and they got on the phone with this local TRU near me and got them to bring a few cases out from the back while he drove over. (!!!) This is EXACTLY what I have been trying to get them to do for weeks now. Freaking amazing. I did notice it was a different cast of characters working tonight than the day crew I usually deal with. So maybe someone didn't know any better or something, I don't know.

They also had several pegs of the new Legends and Clone Wars figures, and the new TCW vehicles, so I don't think it was just this one guy's request that helped to open the flood gate, but who knows. Maybe the Manager at the other store told them to start putting the stuff out, or maybe the Hasbro rep gave them the green light.

I am sort of bummed that guy had to be getting a full case PLUS another Fett because he is the last figure I need now and he was so close to my grasp. But I couldn't really sweat that at the time because I was so stunned that this stuff was actually out on the pegs at this location.

I am definitely heading back in the morning to try and pick up that missing Fett because I know they got in at least 6 cases of the vintage stuff and they couldn't have put them all out on the floor yet. I also want to see if that guy I know is working there to get his take on what happened.

Sorry for the massive post, I just find the whole mess so amusing.

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Score!!!

I will detail the circumstances in the other thread, but suffice to say I was able to score almost all the missing figs I needed from the ESB wave tonight at TRU. (Dak, Solo, Leia, Vader, 3PO, Luke)

The only one that continues to elude me is Boba Fett, and I only missed him by a few minutes.  ::)

Still liking all these guys a lot, just not sure if my interest will last beyond this wave.

Oh, and I got the BOGO hook-up so worked out to $7.50 each, not too shabby.

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Hasbro Q&A Sessions
« on: July 15, 2010, 11:33 PM »
Hmm, they didn't care to ask how we got a Snow Speeder prior to August 6th?  ;)


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Had to wait til I got home to view this...not horrible, not great. I definitely don't think it looks as sharp as the current wave.

I agree they should have treated all those guys like "First Issues" - makes much more sense, IMO.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: July 15, 2010, 11:26 PM »
Found a very odd case assortment of new TCW on the pegs at TRU tonight. It appeared to be a weird hybrid of Wave 1 and Wave 1.5. They were nearly all repacks, except for battle damaged Grievous, and oddly enough, the Mandalorian Guard. They had several of each so it couldn't have been a fluke.

I went ahead and picked up another guard to replace the slightly warped card I got from TRU.com. That completes all the replacements I needed from this wave. Now I just want another Aurra and Pre for openers.  :)

Oh, and no sign of the new deluxe sets.  :(

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: July 15, 2010, 05:08 PM »
These hit in good numbers a few days ago in St. Louis TRU stores.

I saw your pics of Cad Bane...those were really sweet. You're right, he does look 100% better. I have high hopes for the Plo Koon that comes with his bike as well.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: July 15, 2010, 10:05 AM »
Great week for my vintage collection, first the Sears Cantina Adventure set, and now Blue Snaggletooth!  ;D

I wouldn't call him a bargain, but it was a fair price for a pretty sharp figure with good paint apps, even on the boots where there is just mininmal wear. The belt buckle looks perfect though, and he comes with original blaster as well.

Oh, and it's the "Dented Toe" version to boot. Gotta love that.

This is pretty much the last figure I needed, although there are still the 6 Uber-Variants out there calling to me. (Vinyl Cape Jawa, Orange Hair Luke, the 3 DT figures, and rocket-firing Fett, when I hit the lottery)

So it's now down to the AT-AT, Ewok Wagon, Imperial Sniper, Cloud City, Death Star, and the Yak-Face coin and I'm 100% complete. (And then on to Droids, Ewoks, etc)

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So what do people think of our first glimpse at a vintage style Commander Cody card?

 EDIT Sorry no link -but look in the obvious places

I checked Rebel Scum, Jedi Temple Archives, and Galactic Hunter and none of them had anything about this on the front page that I could see.

Can someone point me in the right direction? I'm keen to check this out...

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Yeah, I don't have any gripes about the pricing really, and I totally agree it is worth the extra $1 or two to have them "early".

I just wish Hasbro would tell their reps to advise TRU it is ok to put these all out on the shelves. Not sure these next 3 weeks are really THAT critical to the success of the line that they need to enforce that street date anymore. Seems like one of those things that works only if everyone is observant, which clearly has not been the case.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: July 14, 2010, 02:33 PM »
What is the first wave of these?

Cad Bane/Pirate Speeder
Anakin/Naboo Star Skiff
Plo Koon/Speeder Bike

Item # 459663 if you want to call and check stock ahead of time. Our TRU got none today, next truck is due Friday.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: July 14, 2010, 09:21 AM »
I saw last night that the latest wave of these has officially been spotted (and purchased) at a brick and mortar TRU in or around St. Louis. (Chewie - was that you who posted this @ Yakface?)

To my knowledge, this is the first confirmation I have seen of them actually being put out on the shelves anywhere.

The 1 TRU here that is actually cool enough to stock new SW toys right now gets a truck in today, so I will be calling them up shortly to check stock on these. Luckily all 3 are on the website so I can pull item #'s.

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