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Vintage Kenner / Re: Restoring Playsets and Vehicles
« on: April 23, 2010, 04:20 PM »
Thanks, I've decided to abandon the whole idea though. I'm going to have to buy a whole new one, dammit.

The replacement sticker sheet I ordered off eBay arrived yesterday and they looked terrible. They are very poor, faded copies at best, not sharp reproductions at all, very disappointing.

This was the worst vintage purchase I have ever made, along with the Ewok village that was missing so many pieces I will likely never complete it.  >:(

I'm burned out on the whole thing right now...ugh.

Excellent...I'd be very happy with any one of these, although I am least enthusiastic about Ki-Adi because the Legacy figure is such a godawful pegwarmer around here. I'm just sick of seeing his mug.

And who exactly was Tarr Seirr again? Grievous fodder from the Tartakovsky series? It's been so long I can't recall.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: April 22, 2010, 09:54 AM »
Awesome Pete, nice work! I assume you scored those at Walmart?

I'm still clusterhunting all over for the new BP's, but during my travels I have noticed that there are no new figures around here anymore. I only saw the MagnaGuard 1 time, which was weeks ago.

No one seems to be restocking any of the 2010 waves anymore either. Walmart has still never gotten Wave 1, and Target has still never gotten Wave 3. Even Wave 2 has dried up aside from Snow Ani who seems to be the pegwarmer of the lot.

Tomorrow will mark 2 weeks since my check was cashed, so I'm hoping it won't take much longer.

The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Legacy Collection Comic Packs
« on: April 20, 2010, 02:23 AM »
If anyone is still after the Plourr Ilo and Dllr Nep Comic Pack, is offering the set to members for $17.50 shipped in the US. The only catch is that you have to register to the forums, but I guess you don't have to use the account. Take advantage of a decent offer to save yourself some coin!

That's actually a pretty shrewd idea. Too bad I can't access that site at work.  >:(

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: April 20, 2010, 02:21 AM »
The last new thing our TRU's got were the TCW Walmart Exclusive 2 packs.

Are they charging the same as what WM was when they had them?  I can't think of a single past exclusive that ended up getting dumped at a competitor.

I'm not sure...I'll try to check again today when I roll by there. I did notice that they didn't have the "Walmart Exclusive" sticker that the original batch came with.

I've heard of other WM exclusives getting dumped at Ross too, so apparently this is a recent trend.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: April 19, 2010, 06:17 PM »
Well, it's good to know they are still shipping, at least. It really seems like all the retail outlets around here have stopped ordering new product altogether. I wonder if it's just a general retail malaise or if Hasbro is having a hard time supplying new product.

The last new thing our TRU's got were the TCW Walmart Exclusive 2 packs. I'm not kidding...these showed up just last week. Not a single new figure, BP, etc though.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: April 19, 2010, 10:58 AM »
I'm VERY close to breaking down and ordering the Jedi Showdown and Holocron Heist BP's online. I have already started scouring eBay, but those auctions are always more expensive than the brick and mortar prices. I just have this fear that as soon as I order them I will find them in a store.

This one really puzzles me. Those things have been out for months, and I am very thorough in my store hunts, so I seriously doubt I could have missed them. Even the Targets that have sold through their BP's don't seem to be re-stocking.

I am starting to suspect that they only made a small run of these in the red/white packaing, and will be releasing them en masse months from now in the new packaging. Still it doesn't explain why these have been easily found across the country at Targets and TRU's, but none have shown up here.  >:(

These are literally the last 2 things I need until Fall, it's like being so close to the finish line but perpetually coming up short. Ugh...

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Two Discussion Thread
« on: April 15, 2010, 03:55 PM »
Sorry, my SW anthropology is not up to snuff. Is Sebulba a Dugg? Where do I know these things from...they looked familiar.

Pretty cool episode.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Restoring Playsets and Vehicles
« on: April 15, 2010, 03:47 PM »
Thanks, I am familiar with Goo Gone and can readily attest to the downsides you mentioned. I'll have to see if I can find the Un-Du in stores somewhere, sounds promising.

The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Legacy Collection Comic Packs
« on: April 14, 2010, 03:23 PM »
I saw a full set of the new Comic Packs at Target this morning and had to bite on the Stormtrooper/Blackhole set. I really loved that comic strip as a kid. This fits nicely into my niche collecting of offbeat Star Wars swag. Plus it's just nice to spend some money on a new toy for a change...seems like forever.

Just noticed my check was cashed Friday...hoping my Vebb for openers is on the way soon.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Will there be a CW Slave I This Year?
« on: April 13, 2010, 05:00 PM »
I do think it's a good bet we could see a TCW Slave I, depending on how prominent it is in the season finale marketable Hasbro thinks it could be.

I'm not sure how they would squeeze this one in this year though, unless it were to hit right before X-Mas. There are at least 6 other TCW vehicles slated for a Fall release we already know about. (Xanadu Blood, HMP, Swamp Speeder, Plo Koon's Starfighter, re-deco Interceptor tank, and the R/C Hailfire Droid)

I guess they'll figure out a way to slot it in if they feel the reward is there. I'm down.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Restoring Playsets and Vehicles
« on: April 13, 2010, 11:08 AM »
Figured this would be the best thread to submit this question for the group:

Anyone have any good suggestions for removing stickers from vintage toys? Specifically, the Star Destroyer playset base?

I bought one a few weeks back but the stickers are atrocious...ripped, faded, taped, many not even in the right location. I've resigned myself to a restoration rather than discarding it and looking for a better version.

I'm just wondering what is the most effective and least potentially damaging method for geting the old stickers off.

I'm very hesitant to use anything sharp or abrasive, or caustic. So razor blades, exacto knives, lighter fluid, etc are proabably out.


The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: April 10, 2010, 09:48 AM »'s funny cause it's true...

That front section would also pass for a good industrial floor vac, or linoleum polisher.

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