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The Vintage Collection / Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
« on: September 10, 2010, 01:25 PM »
Thanks guys, I know the deadline's far off but Hasbro has a terrible track record (IMHO) recently of ordering enough product for these promotions. And the Boba Fett one is probably going to be their most popular one ever. I'm guessing if I don't get this in within the next few weeks I am looking at one of those loathsome postcards for sure.

I did just discover this past week though, that there are actually eBay auctions for just UPC's. That's a lot better than buying extra figures I didn't need just for the little strip of cardboard.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
« on: September 10, 2010, 10:40 AM »
Crap, I haven't even sent away for this yet...still missing a UPC. Probably too late already.  ::)

The prices for these things on eBay are REDONKULOUS.

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« on: September 10, 2010, 10:39 AM »
That does it, I have no interest in this but I'm buying 'em all up around here to clean up on eBay. This is just too good of an investment opportunity to pass up.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 17 (aka Fall 2010 Wave 3)
« on: September 10, 2010, 10:35 AM »
It's fun being caught up and all, but I'm about ready to start spending money on some new toys again.

Anyone have a guess as to when we'll see this wave on shelves? At SDCC they indicated September, so I am hoping that is accurate. I am thinking October is probably more likely, but that would be a bummer, becasue I would hate to see them try and squish waves 4 and 5 into Nov/Dec. Too much of a glut during the holiday season, which is the worst time to be on the Hunt.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / CW "Battle of Orto Plutonia" Battle Pack
« on: September 8, 2010, 08:20 PM »
First reported on RS, now pictured courtesy of Sandtroopers:

Looks to be a straight re-pack of the Talz, Snowbi-Wan, Snow Ani, and either Rex or the generic snowclone that's coming with the new Freeco Speeder.

Kind of a day late and dollar short if you ask me. That episode is practically a distant memory. Where are they gonna slip this in - after the Mandos and Arc troopers packs? Seems like an odd choice, but whateves.

Nice pics on the front page. Alan looks pretty tight!

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: September 4, 2010, 10:02 PM »
Congrats McMetal!  I want to be you when I grow up!

LOL...start saving up now - this stuff is expensive!  ;D

Thanks, I was lucky to have retained most of my collection as a kid. I didn't have all that far to go to complete the rest.

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« on: September 3, 2010, 04:57 PM »
You know what REALLY stinks about this? It's that EVERY WalMart will have those p.o.s. DVD 2-packs with the episodes from the Malevolence episode arc from CW Season 1 - you know - the ones NO ONE wants!


LOL, I admit being on the fence about these, but will probably pass. What's asinine to me is that they should have those things out right NOW, to capitalize on the show premier in 2 weeks, but nary a sign. They've been out in Canada for weeks now. WTF?

I have thankfully been off the hunt for most of the past 2 weeks, but may check around tonight a bit. I haven't seen jabba outside of the one store here a few weeks back. VERY hit or miss.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything Rebelscum
« on: September 2, 2010, 11:58 AM »
I just like how the guy on the left is staring right at you while the other two are looking at a different camera.  It seems it is more about the guy in the tight shirt than Yoda....err, I mean PW.

And what exactly is that guy doing with his left hand?  ;)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Great 2010 Collector's Challenge
« on: September 2, 2010, 11:54 AM »
I should probably stay away from this thread too, because I shudder to think what my annual budget is. Thousands I would estimate.

I don't really have a budget per se, I just try to buy everything as soon as I see it on the shelves. Around here if you blink it could be gone and never seen again. Sometimes it can be a real pain to juggle the $$$, but I can usually find a way to make it work. Just this past week I had to dump most of my TVC Wave 1 figures just so I could scrape up the cash to buy the new TCW Slave 1.

I really wanted to get all the new vintage stuff, even the vehicles, but the cost, and moreso the space considerations, dictate otherwise.

On the plus side, my REAL vintage collection is nearly complete, so I won't have to siphon money off for that much longer.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: September 2, 2010, 09:27 AM »
FINALLY scored my Yak Face POTF Collector's Coin last night on eBay. Not at all cheap, but long overdue. This completes my collection of vintage figures and coins. Still saving room for vinyl cape jawa and a few DT variants, but otherwise I am good to go now.

All that is left is the Death Star playset, AT-AT, and that @#$%&* Ewok Battle Wagon. I have lost more auctions on that stupid wagon that on any other single item ever on eBay.  >:(

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW "Epic Encounter" Ultimate BP
« on: September 1, 2010, 02:17 PM »
That's funny you should ask...those 2 packs they put out are literally the ONLY Clone Wars items, outside of repacked figures, I have never had any interest in purchasing. I buy plenty of other repacked items, like the Holocron Heist BP or the K-Mart exclusive Commando Clone set, but usually there is something special like a new diorama or battle card or some such thing to justify its inclusion in my collection.

Those 2 packs just never did anything for me though. I liked the exclusive ones Walmart had and bought those of course, but other than that, I just have zero interest.

As far as Euro exclusives, the only other TCW one I have of note is the "Legends of the Clone Wars" Multi-pack. (Another repack, but well-packaged and impossible to find on ebay, etc)

I'll try to snap some photos if possible...I just rearranged my whole collection the past few days so it is easy to find.

Sigh...alone with all my toys. It's kind of a sad image really.  :'(

Seriously though, if I was still single my collecting budget would probably be triple what it currently is. I actually know of a local collector around here who has a climate controlled mini-warehouse for his stash because it won't even fit into the house anymore. Yep, single dude.

Saw this wave on the pegs this morning at TRU, along with the Legacy of the Darkside 2-packs and the Rise of Boba Fett UBP. (Yep, major new swag all of a sudden)

I hate to say it, but I had to hop off the TVC bandwagon. I even went home and gathered up most of my Wave 1 figs and returned them to TRU. It was a hard call, I really like most of the figures and the whole vintage homage, but frankly I had to draw the line someplace. Space is becoming a serious consideration, not to mention the looming spectre of The Wife.

Good looking wave though, I may consider picking up a few openers here and there, if only for the UPC's.

Picked the Grievous set up this morning, loving it. I think I may even open this one.

IS this the only pre-cyborg Grievous figure released to date? I thought maybe there was another one, artists' conception or something like that.

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