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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Purchases
« on: October 25, 2009, 12:17 AM »
Just heard this wave *may* be an online exclusive wave - that explains why I haven't EVER seen it at retail. Is this rumor true??  ???

You mean Wave 6 (Luminara, Argyus, etc) or Wave 7 (Padme, Matchstick, etc)?

I have seen lots of Wave 6 around here, so nothing fishy about that one. Wave 7 however, is NOWHERE to be found outside of e-tailers online. So if that is the Wave you are talking about, I could almost believe it. I mean, they've been available for WEEKS now on the web, that is a pretty significant lag in showing up at retail.

Even so, I would be shocked and appalled if Hasbro suddenly played the online-only Wave card out of nowhere like that. I don't think even they would pull something so short-sighted and counter-intuitive.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: October 24, 2009, 02:37 PM »
Thanks dude, that's exactly what I had suspected...Lili Ledy all the way.

I would have preferred to restrict my collection to domestic variants but this is a pretty noteworthy one so probably deserving of its place in my stash.

I checked for these at lunch and of course our sh*tty East Coast TRU had nothing. They are literally 3 waves behind on their Legacy figures now, it is shameful.

I'm about ready to cut them out of The Loop.

The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Distribution Whining
« on: October 23, 2009, 12:45 PM »

I think I've seen each figure at retail several times except for the "last" wave with the Padme, IG droid, Matchstick, etc. 

Yeah, apparently that Wave is an "Online-Exclusive".  ::) Most e-tailers have had them for weeks now, but not a single one has shown up at a brick and mortar ANYWHERE. That's a pretty significant lag, IMHO.

I totally sympathize with the OT neglect you guys have been suffering through. But lately the tide has really turned in your favor. We have now seen 2 fig waves, plus the TIE exclusives, available at retail since the last CW toy was released. (The Crumb Bomber) And that Dewback and AT-ST are due to hit any day. They are catching up big time.

Why can't Hasbro focus on 2 lines simultaneously and just crank out a new release every other week? It's not like they share the same physical space in stores.

Is Hasbro located in California? I swear you guys get EVERYTHING first. Lucky bastages!

The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Distribution Whining
« on: October 23, 2009, 11:42 AM »
Got my shipping notice from EE on these today.

I've just opened my ROTJ figs.  This is very reminescent of '07, when we got waves every week it seemed.  On one hand, it's great - new figures are never boring - but on the other, it makes it hard to appreciate any of it. 

Yeah, life is pretty sweet on the Legacy tip right now. Tons of new fig waves, the Interceptor, Dewback & AT-ST coming any day, etc.

Not so much for Clone Wars. I think they forgot this show is still running. 8 weeks til X-Mas, marketing dweebs!

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: October 23, 2009, 11:37 AM »
Yeah, I know TCW line has gotten some good profile since SDCC, my point is more the distribution of releases. They dumped 3 waves of figs practically right on top of each other. It's feast or famine.

I'm just bitter and the ranting helps. I know it all amounts to nothing and is just my perspective. It just seems like every day I am reading about some new TLC wave or exclusive hitting/about to hit. There have been 3 waves of figs, plus the BAD stuff, the Evo packs, the Interceptor, the Dewback, the AT-ST, etc ad nauseam.

I know it's cyclical, but the waiting is just interminable. And I think not knowing is the worst part. If I had any idea of when this stuff would ACTUALLY be hitting shelves, it would at least provide some reassurance. As it is now, I've lost all enthusiasm.  :(

And yeah, I know there's a lot to be said for the e-tailers. This is just not a viable option for me because any packages arriving at my house in the mail are liable to be the catalyst for some ugly arguments with the Wife. Also, as a non-opener, I'm somewhat picky about the quality of packaging. I hate not knowing what I might be getting.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: October 23, 2009, 09:49 AM »
Just got my Argyus so I'm caught up on basic figs. Can't wait to read about the next wave of CW and Legacy being found in stores tomorrow.

From your lips, to Hasbro's ears. I have all but given up hope on finding new toys any more. This is easily my longest dry spell in recent memory.

This is just plain asinine. They're throwing everything into the Legacy line right now while talking out of the other side of their mouth about how TCW sells better and has strong marketing support from the show. If that's true, WHERE THE F ARE ALL THE NEW TOYS THAT WERE ON DISPLAY AT SDCC?!?!

We have roughly 8 shopping weeks until Christmas. And we're STILL waiting on 3 Battle Packs, 2 Deluxe Vehicle/Fig sets, and at least 1 if not 2 more waves of figures. (Seriously, Wave 10 has been available online for weeks now, what is the hold up?)

I'm literally so over this nonsense I am losing interest in collecting altogether. It's like having a bad addiction and no reliable source. I need a fix!

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: October 23, 2009, 09:40 AM »
Got the Bespin Long Mustache Guard yesterday in the mail...not quite as obvious a variant as I had hoped. Ah well, he was fairly cheap and off the List now.

Picked up Short Mouth Biker Scout last night on eBay. I don't see too many of these, and most look like foreign knock-offs. (Maybe that variation was only part of a foreign production run? Not sure...) Pretty happy about this one though.

I'm a Matt too, but I am passing on Panno. :)

Nothing personal, I'm just not a Legacy man. He does look cool though.

The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Recent Legacy Purchases
« on: October 22, 2009, 10:47 AM »
So I think I just got a shipping notice for my Wave 10 order...

I've now bought 3 waves of figures in a month.  That's insane.

Who's in Wave 10 again? You mean Legacy, right?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TRU "Crumb Bomber" Republic Gunship
« on: October 22, 2009, 10:46 AM »
Yeah, this pisses me off a little. I JUST bought the damn thing and now you're knocking $20 off it? Way to dis-incent people to buy product hot off the trucks.

Thank God they don't have any more exclusives coming out this year. With their abysmal recent history of sticking new figs, BP's, etc, I think I can scratch TRU off my list entirely til 2010.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: October 21, 2009, 09:20 PM »
I got my IG-88 variant today and man, I am pleased with this one. A "true" variant, I can now see the subtle differences in the head sculpt as well as the awesome metallic finish. Much cooler than the dull gray I had growing up.

I also got a very nice Death Squad Commander, which is the next to last "replacement" fig I need. (Original Luke is last)

Still waiting on the Bespin guard to show up...along with a nice minty gray-hair Ben I needed.

Saw the new ROTJ Legacy wave for the first time around here last night at Target. Looked to be almost a complete case. Giran looked really sweet, but none of this stuff appeals to me enough to buy. Still, good to see new product hitting the shelves. Just wish they hadn't let the TCW line lapse into obscurity all of a sudden...

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Two Discussion Thread
« on: October 19, 2009, 11:26 AM »
Hmmm, guess I am in the minority...this was a real snoozer, IMO. Just give me tech stuff, explosions, and cool aliens and I'm good. Leave the soap opera stuff to Star Trek.

I did find it interesting to see the interplay of the various Separatist factions; that would be great fodder for future episodes. It can't be easy holding together an alliance of such disparate interests.

Nice move leaving Padme's ex to get murdered at the end. Honorable Jedi indeed.

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