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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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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: October 19, 2009, 11:16 AM »
Really working the Vintage angle lately with no new CW stuff coming out...

Picked up the Bespin Guard and IG-88 variants over the weekend. Man, it is hard to eyeball that stuff on eBay with any degree of certainty. I swear it took me 15 minutes just to figure out if I had the "long mustache" or "short mustache" version. And don't even get me started on those IG-88 eye stalks...


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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Two Discussion Thread
« on: October 15, 2009, 05:25 PM »
I'm just happy 8pm appears to be the new time slot for this season. After 9 was just not working for me last year...

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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Distribution
« on: October 15, 2009, 02:52 PM »

As for this holiday season, as soon at "black friday" kicks off, anything with a SW logo (especially multipacks and roleplay items) will start fiying off the shelves making way for new product. I don't think panic is warranted yet.

Well, I'm certainly not panicked, since I don't work in Hasbro's marketing department, but I think concern is warranted. I don't know if I agree about anything with a SW logo flying off the shelves - Yarna comes to mind. If that was true, I don't think Hasbro would have had their reps out in force pulling back stock around the country as they have been doing.

Retail sales have taken a steep hit this year; I don't think we can necessarily predict what will happen based on years past.

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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Distribution
« on: October 15, 2009, 01:30 PM »
Heh, we all knew this was going to happen.

Cripes Hasbro, two years in a row now where product was held back for the just before Christmas quarter. We know you want great sales for the quarter, but you're screwing up the rest of the year and making it hard for everyone to get what they want then. This is creating a deluge of OLD product on shelves, that dramatically inhibits the potential for that very stuff you want to have come out in the 4th quarter being put on the shelves/pegs.



Yep, it's totally asinine...and it's not just figures either. I don't know where they will be able to stock any of the new BattlePacks with scores of the old dregs collecting dust. (How many $&%@! B'Omarr Monastery packs did Hasbro MAKE anyway?)

They will cry "bad economy" but that is old news. Anyone could have seen the writing on the wall 18 months ago.

They have really screwed themselves for this holiday season I think. I KNOW none of the Wally's around here have space for an AT-St or Dewback. Nor will they for quite some time...

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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Toyfare 2009 Fan's Choice Voting
« on: October 14, 2009, 11:48 AM »
I loathe EU stuff generally speaking, but whatever jackass thought up that stupid Rabbit-Man should be tarred and feathered and banned from ever having anything to do with Star Wars ever again. That is the most inane, ridiculous thing I have ever seen.  >:(

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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Toyfare 2009 Fan's Choice Voting
« on: October 14, 2009, 10:26 AM »
No animated style figures made the cut?  :-\

Meh, so much for my interest in this poll...

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That IS awesome news about the variant, but why is all the focus right now on Legacy and no new toys for the CW line? THE SHOW JUST STARTED!

Put out those freaking new BP's already, and make with the Freeco Speeder!

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 12 (aka 2010 Wave 2)
« on: October 14, 2009, 10:20 AM »
Don't want to fall down this hole personally.   :-\

Heh heh, I said they same thing when I bought Rumsleg. :) Luckily, I was able to resist the Legacy lure...

Cross over to our side! You know you want to do it!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Heroes on NBC
« on: October 13, 2009, 05:38 PM »
Damn, I missed last night's episode because it got pre-empted for a gubernatorial debate. (!) The re-airing is 3am tonight/tomorrow...sigh.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 12 (aka 2010 Wave 2)
« on: October 13, 2009, 04:48 PM »
What I do LOVE is 17 consecutive new figures with nary a re-pack among them anywhere!

Couldn't Thire or Jek be considered repacks since both were issued in the Walmart 2-Packs first?   :P   ;)

Touche'  :-*

Yeah, technically I guess both would be re-packs of previously non-individually carded figures. For some reason I was thinking Thire was slightly differentiated, but I have no evidence to support that thought.

It actually raises a slight ethical dilemma - do I really need these? I normally eschew the straight re-packs but these 2 would have a somewhat unique appeal. Hmmm.

*curses Hasbro marketing machine*

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 12 (aka 2010 Wave 2)
« on: October 13, 2009, 03:38 PM »
Awesome, I was just about to post this but you guys are all over it!

I don't know, I wasn't blown away right off the bat by anyone in this Wave, although Thi-Sen is pretty sweet. Sidious looks downright comical, like the hideous offspring of Palpatine and Monty Burns.

And somehow I feel like they didn't get the Tactical Droid right, but my recollection may be distorted. I have been looking forward to that release though.

What I do LOVE is 17 consecutive new figures with nary a re-pack among them anywhere!

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Two Discussion Thread
« on: October 12, 2009, 02:57 PM »
Jayson, you rock! Awesome pics...that is exactly what I was talking about. Jedi T-6 Shuttle - good to know. That thing looks inevitable to be realized in plastic!

I can wait on Xanadu Blood, give us this bad boy next spring! (or the Twilight, that is cool too)

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Don't get too excited, the commando droid is too small and underscaled and even though it looks alright, the smallness makes it a big disappointment.

I was going to army build, but after I picked one up I decided not to get anymore.

So you own this BP? Did you purchase it online?

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: New figs on front page
« on: October 12, 2009, 11:35 AM »
Wow, you are right on the money...my Rishi BP photos from SDCC were so dark I didn't even recognize them. Good call.

This to me is the "lost BP" which seems to have fallen off the production schedule somehow. It's the only 1 of the 3 new CW BP's that isn't a Target exclusive, but was originally slated to hit retail well before either of those other 2. (Ryloth and Abregado) 8/7 as opposed to 9/6.

I realize, based on the most recent QA response, that those SDCC listed dates are outright lies, but it seems like at least priority-wise they would have a good grasp of which BP's are going to be released first.

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