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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Holy Crap I'm a Dad!!!!
« on: October 5, 2010, 09:50 AM »
Sorry to hear you have checked out of the "Sleep as Late as I Like Club".  ;D

But yeah, kids are pretty cool. It's a worthy trade-off.

Went to a local TRU and saw a big display for star wars stuff in the front. The Rise of Boba Fett pack was $109. ($10 more than original price). However I went into the star wars section and found an empty area for the battle pack with the price of $89. I wonder which was correct?

I would say the $89 is the accurate price, as this is the current sale in effect since yesterday. My TRU had conflicting tags too, and another customer asked the same thing. It was $89 at the register.

Not sure where else to post this, but I had an odd experience returning 2 of the figures from this wave this morning at a local Target.

When I was turning them back in @ Customer Service, the nice lady up front had trouble scanning the Flamethrower Clone, at which point I looked down and discovered to my horror I had brought 1 of my carded versions with the UPC already removed.  :-[

I said "Uh oh, looks like this one has been opened, " but before I could even finish my sentence the girl said "oh don't worry about it, I can just scan the other one since they're the same price."

So they ended up taking back the figure with the missing UPC. I don't know what their exact policy is, but that seems like it probably should not have happened. I am really hoping they don't try to stick it back up for sale; although that one defect may not matter to some people, it's still bad toy karma, IMO. I don't want to have created a situation where some other consumer got screwed somehow. I am hoping they just ship it off as damaged/defective or something like that.


Can't you just bring in your receipt to get a price adjustment instead of lugging that stuff back to the store and having to rebuy it?

I think probably if you just wanted the price difference back on the UBP, that would be no problem. Mine was a little messier because I wanted my money back for the Nikto Guard, which was on a separate ticket, and then in order to get it free they had to ring up the UBP again. Or something like that.

This actually worked to my advantage though, because I was able to exchange the UBP I had purchased weeks ago for one with a slightly mintier box with a much less bendy Bossk weapon.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW "Mandalorian Warriors" Battle Pack
« on: October 4, 2010, 01:31 PM »
Saw this on the shelves today for only the 2nd time, at Target of all places. Don't recall this having been spotted there. I'm still toying with the idea of picking a second one up, but no real urgency there.

Went ahead and returned my Nikto Guard and Slave 1 UBP today at TRU to take advantage of the deals. They were totally cool about it. Got around $27 back total, not too shabby. (The original price on my UBP was $105, not the $99 it is listed for now)

Jeff, thanks for the tip. Kinda bummed I missed on the gift card, but I'm sure it will come around again.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: October 4, 2010, 09:29 AM »
they already made a animated Jabba

Of course you're right, I meant to say "animated Oola", although technically speaking I'm sure it was not intended to be the same character.

Pretty sure I saw Embo again in that scene too.

Who was the Wolfman?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Republic Swamp Speeder
« on: October 4, 2010, 09:24 AM »
Can we get some more details on the front page blurb?

Where was this spotted - Canada? Which store?

I'd love to hear more about this...really psyched about this vehicle.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: October 3, 2010, 10:12 PM »
So I'm reading that the Malevolence 2 packs have been spotted at a Walmart in San Diego. (Courtesy Galactic Hunter) I know these are straight repacks, but I'm considering them.

Would these be likely found in the DVD section though or with the rest of the toys? Walmart seems kind of random as far as where they stick stuff sometimes.

According to Galactic Hunter, this has been spotted at a Walmart in San Diego, there's even a pic up.

Good news, but I'm apprehensive this will be like the whole Jabba fiasco...can't sleep on this one.

Sigh...back to the Walmart runs.

That's a great deal, but I'm just too damn lazy to go through all the returns at this point. Maybe this week I will change my tune though, I could use the extra $30 back in my pocket.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Restoring Playsets and Vehicles
« on: October 3, 2010, 10:04 PM »
Ok, picked up another vintage Star Destroyer playset recently, and between this and the other one I own, I think I can compile a complete and fairly decent set.

I've succeeded in removing the key stickers I need to transfer, but now I am wondering about the best way to re-affix these?

Anyone have any suggestions on a way to re-apply the stickers smoothly, effectively, and with no discoloration?

I was thinking of some kind of spray adhesive rather than a glue or epoxy, but I'm curious what others have done. I actually have a few pieces with some stickers starting to peel which need stabilization.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: October 2, 2010, 09:10 PM »

Next week, yep, it's a Meg episode. I mean, a Padme/Duchess Sattee episode.

"Go on...change the channel. No one would blame ya"  ;D

I like Satine, but much prefer her interplay with Obi-Wan. Padme = B-O-R-I-N-G.

Last night's ep was ok. I'm not big on the political stuff either, but it wasn't as tedious as it could have been. I loved the glimpse inside Jabba's palace. Greedo definitely needs a figure now. And now they've got an excuse to make an animated Jabba as well.

Who was the wolf-dude with Greedo? Did he get killed? Or same guy we saw in ANH?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: October 2, 2010, 02:58 PM »
Picked up another set of TCW Wave 3 just to insure I have 3 decent cards for the collection, with the rest to be returned.

There are some pretty minor but notable paint variations, particularly on Ki-Adi. Some have a tad more eyeball paint and thus have a "surpised" look while I saw another that has a narrower gaze that comes across as a little more stern. I've seen 1 or 2 that appear to have a pretty dirty dome too. Literally.

That Flamethrower Clone is my favorite of the wave homerun.

Thanks that makes sense, esp the bit about CV and needing a head start. Might even be a good thing as the promotion may end up lasting longer. Or rather, the supply may. I wouldn't mind having two, but I won't have enough UPC's for another until 2 more waves from now. (Considering I open very few figures, several good ones coming up though)

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