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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: January 13, 2011, 09:54 AM »
Can anyone make out the numbering for Barriss, Ob-Wan, Hevy or El-Les? I can almost squint and see Barriss', but I'm giving myself a migraine.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: K-Mart Exclusive Capt. Lock
« on: January 13, 2011, 09:35 AM »
I'm fine with it, we have at least 4 around here, including one right across the street from where I work, and they all got good stock of Jodo, although it took awhile for him to show up here compared to other cities. I'll be happy to help people out too if they need it.

Looks like there is no numbering on the figure, which makes perfect sense considering it is an exclusive. I would love to see a shot of the cardback if possible though.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: January 12, 2011, 03:28 PM »
Walked into Toys R Us today and it was like the Land that Time Forgot...not only did they have shelves filled with Y-Wings (not marked as clearance, but who knows) but they also had a full case of the last red/white BP's from a year ago! (Holocron Heist, Jedi Showdown, etc)

This stuns me not only because of how old they are, but because this is the only time I have ever seen those on the shelves around here. I had to order mine off HTS. Crazy.

I wonder if they just found a box in the back or someone is clearing out the local warehouse.

Also of note: Walmart has a new planogram reset: with NO LEGENDS figures! That blew my mind too. They have 1 row for TCW (4 pegs) and 1 row for TVC (4 pegs) and that's IT. There were no Legends figures to be seen anywhere. I have to say, I didn't miss them. I wonder if this is just a temporary deal or what.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: January 12, 2011, 11:17 AM »
That's not Jet. It's one of his Special Ops Troopers.

Oops, looks like I need to get my glasses checked.

No longer excited.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Vintage Wave 6
« on: January 12, 2011, 10:47 AM »
awesome!  I cant see them cuz the image is blocked here at work but now I have another reason I can't wait to get home from work!   :P


The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: January 12, 2011, 10:46 AM »
Yeah, thanks a lot dude!!! That is awesome.

I spy with my little eye, on the back row, something that begins with "Commander Jet"!  ;D

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: January 12, 2011, 10:35 AM »
Yeah, at first I wasn't all that thrilled about these films.  Now I can't wait for them.  I got excited when Peter Jackson said he would direct them. 

It's just one movie right?

The Vintage Collection / Re: Vintage Rumors
« on: January 12, 2011, 10:33 AM »
Does that Stan guy work for Hasbro?  Guess I never really cared enough to ask...BMF Sandcrawler would rock, but I can't see that happening.  It's a rolling brick.

Yeah, and they already indicated the only "BIG" item this year was for TCW, so maybe this is all BS or just loitering in their metaphorical "parking lot".

Are they even going to make mid-size vehicles for this line anymore? They have really dwindled in terms of recent offerings...

The Vintage Collection / Re: Vintage Rumors
« on: January 12, 2011, 10:29 AM »
I just posted these but it disappeared?

I hope to see this thread exploding with lots of good comments today, in light of the RS Vintage pre-Toy Fair rumor news on their front page:

Captain Tarpals?  :)

Orray? New Taun-taun sculpt?  :D

New Speeder Bike sculpt?  ;D

BMF-style Jawa Sandcrawler?!?!  :o

Let's discuss!

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: January 12, 2011, 10:16 AM »
So RS apparently has pics in their forum section showing the forthcoming TCW Barriss Offee, El-Les, and Captain Lock, who may be a K-Mart exclusive.

Of course I cannot access their forums here at work, so I cannot comment beyond that, but I am super psyched to see these when I get home tonight.

The pre Toy Fair leaks have begun!

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TRU Geonosian Warrior and Speeder
« on: January 10, 2011, 07:37 PM »
Packaged shot up now at Sandtroopers:


The Vintage Collection / Re: Dagobah Landing Luke Skywalker
« on: January 10, 2011, 12:54 PM »
How did this get past Tunghori?

Can we get unannounced TCW figures from China now too? Where do I sign up?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Jedi Turbo Speeder
« on: January 9, 2011, 10:47 PM »

But why not just be patient, instead? You said yourself you got a couple new vehicles from HTS cheaper than retail. I, myself, got the Droid Gunship and Xanadu Blood for like $18 each in early December. What you were proposing paying BBTS was pushing $30 a vehicle, taking into account half of the case has been out forever. So, when you think about it, you're paying an even-higher premium for the new vehicles. By paying it, you also support that ridiculous pricing.
Relax, monitor the reports around your area and, when they get close, then search more intensely.

I think you misunderstood me. I'm definitely not planning on buying anything off point is more that if it shows up there, it can't be too far off from places like HTS or SWS or whateves, where it actually can be obtained for essentially what you'd pay at retail. I'm definitely NOT advocating paying premium prices out of sheer impatience.

I think there's potential middle ground there that offers good opportunities - you're getting the stuff before it hits retail so you save time and hassle on that end, but you're waiting just long enough for it to hit the more mainstream sites with less overhead and the ability to charge less than the early arrival gouging prices.

This is exactly what I did with the Tri-Fighter and HMP, and I couldn't be happier with the decision.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: January 8, 2011, 09:41 PM »
The continued homages to other sci-fi properties is both amusing and gratifying.

Hands down the best scene maybe of the whole series ever was the Tactical Droid replying to Dooku "By Your Command" - EPIC.

And you gotta love the old Fremen "Water Of Life" schtick. Night-Sisters = Bene Gesserit?

After watching it again in HD this morning, the episode was even better the second time around. They always score big with the space battles, and the opening sequence did not disappoint in that regard. Heck, we got some nice screen time for the Tri-Fighters!

The hangar deck duel was very well done but it's the same old complaint - she should not have fared even that well against two of the best Jedi in the galaxy. And the force choke? No way dude, a Jedi Master would have a ready defense for that jazz. That should have been a lot more of a lop-sided battle than it was. Either that or Yoda was just lying and the Dark Side really IS stronger.

Guess we've seen the last of the erstwhile Fanblade Fighter? It will be missed.

How can you be Big-Shot Sith Lord and you feel all these disturbances all the time but you can't tell if Asajj is dead or not? That's some weak sauce.

What's with the lame ass security in Dooku's Fortress of Solitude? Could it have been any easier for them to have gotten in? Maybe mix in a motion detector or pheremone sensor, bro. Or even a scary dog, I mean WTF?

All the Dathomir stuff was way cool, although they obviously took some liberties with how it was all portrayed. The interior sets of the temple were insanely interesting. I really liked the rendering of the Nightsisters too. They have to make a Battlepack with Talzin, Asajj, and the other 2 warriors though. How cool was that laser-bow?

Not sure about the Asajj backstory, it does seem rather incomplete and derivative. At least they didn't blow up the Tartakovsky continuity totally.

You have to wonder ultimately how she will survive the war. She seems pretty hell bent on killing Dooku, and since we all know that never happens, it stands to reason she gets offed by the time ROTS has started.

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