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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: February 22, 2010, 10:27 PM »
Really lucked out today at lunch and scored the remaining 2 figs I needed from TCW Wave 2: Stone and Sidious. I was freaking ecstatic...Target had 2 cases freshly stocked on the pegs.

Once I snag the TRU Exclusive STAP I am back off the Hunt...hooray!

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TRU STAP w/Battledroid Deluxe
« on: February 22, 2010, 09:20 AM »
Thanks Jayson, I will use that tomorrow so I don't have to drive all over town again.

Hopefully that is a unique code and not just a generic UPC for the whole Deluxe Vehicle/Fig line.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: February 21, 2010, 10:03 PM »
I saw remnants of the TCW Wave 2 at a Target Friday, but they only had Snow Anakin and the repacks left. Stone and Sidious eluded me yet AGAIN.  >:(

I hate the spotty arrival of this Wave. I can't swing a dead cat without hitting Wave 1, but Wave 2 is proving to be as hard to nail down as the Legacy TPM Wave when it first hit. Sucks!

The Deluxe Vehicle Fig sets are EVERYWHERE down here now.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TRU STAP w/Battledroid Deluxe
« on: February 21, 2010, 10:00 PM »
I'm still beyond bitter this has yet to show up here. Six trucks have come and gone now since this was spotted nationally and not a 1 has arrived.  >:(

The worst part is that those slack bastages have yet to even add it to their website, so I can't even find a product code I can use to call over the phone and check if they've gotten it in stock yet.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: February 21, 2010, 09:54 PM »
Picked up a great bargain on a vintage battle damaged X-Wing...snagged a very minty version with great color and stickers for only $15. It's missing the canopy and 2 of the wing guns but those are easily procurable on the cheap. I really liked the overall condition of this item and the price seemed to good to pass up. It helped a lot that the seller failed to include the words "x-wing" or "battle-damaged" anywhere in the auction title.  ;)

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: February 18, 2010, 10:54 PM »
I saw the new Deluxe sets at Walmart for the first time tonight and picked up the AT-RT and Desert Skiff for $15.97 so I could return the two I got jacked up for at TRU to the tune of $19.99 each.  ::)

I would have bought the BARC Speeder too and done the same thing but I didn't have the spare cash on me. Still, that's found money I can easily get back into my pocket. Screw TRU.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TRU STAP w/Battledroid Deluxe
« on: February 18, 2010, 07:55 PM »
Rats, I am hunting high and low for this thing to no avail! Our TRU's have not gotten a whiff of them.

I can live with the $20, although it does seem pretty weak.

Anyone know if this has a unique product code/UPC I can check for over the phone?

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: RC Hailfire Droid
« on: February 18, 2010, 10:41 AM »
Can anyone who got a close look at this please answer a burning question for me?

Is the Clone Trooper that comes with this going to be a unique sculpt/paintjob/etc? Or is it going to be a pure re-pack of a previously released figure?

I'm not a fan of the R/C stuff, but as a TCW completist I will have to buy this if the clone is something new or even remotely a variant at all.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: February 18, 2010, 10:36 AM »
Meh, this barely even merits a new post, but I picked up the Vintage A-Wing Pilot POTF coin for $3 on eBay. I figure this will help expand my options for picking up the actual figure since I don't have to worry about picking up one with the coin included. (Of course, that same logic got me stuck with 2 Ewok coins, but whatever)

Really hard to pick up any good deals right now because all the vintage prices have spiked since X-Mas seemingly. Hope that is just temporary.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Republic Swamp Speeder
« on: February 17, 2010, 09:09 AM »
I gotta say, I'm shocked so few are talking about this item...

I think that's because so many pre-production images had already been leaked well in advance of ToyFair. It just didn't have the buzz going that the AT-AT did.

Also, a lot of people (such as myself) have no recollection of this from the films and are still waiting for it to show up in the animated series. (other than as a minor background detail). There's just no "wow factor" in terms of anticipation.

I know I'm in a minority of 1 on this, but I think there could have been a lot more hype generated from unveiling a new "BIG" TCW vehicle. You know, like the Twilight.  ;D

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Toy Fair 2010!
« on: February 16, 2010, 09:00 AM »
Well, looking back I feel disappointed we didn't see anything larger than the standard vehicles for the TCW line. No gunship, no Y-Wing, no Turbo Tank or At-Te equivalent. I hope they plan to roll something more compelling out for SDCC.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TRU STAP w/Battledroid Deluxe
« on: February 15, 2010, 10:44 PM »
Well apparently this is out now, Galactic Hunter has confirmed. I had heard of the TLC offering being found so I figured this must be out too.

Both our local TRU's restock tomorrow morning so guess who will be there when doors open at 10am. :)

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Aurra does look sweet...I am psyched about this one!

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 13 (aka 2010 Wave 3)
« on: February 13, 2010, 10:56 PM »
Wonder why they decided to drop Cad Bane in Disguise from this wave?

I don't see him slotted in the Fall Wave 1 either, guess this was a total scratch in favor of his deluxe vehicle/figure pack?

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
« on: February 13, 2010, 09:06 AM »
I am SO getting this!

Though I have to wonder, how is this any less of a choking/blinding hazard now than it was 30 years ago?

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