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The Vintage Collection / Re: Toy Fair 2011
« on: February 13, 2011, 08:59 PM »
I thought they hinted months ago in a q&a repsonse that there wouldn't be  a whole lot of new Clone Wars offerings in 2011.

I don't recall that, but DePriest just said as much in that snippet interview running over at Sandtroopers. He indicated they want to focus the line a little more and not delve into the background characters as much. He really seemed down on Duchess Satine's chances of ever getting made.

I guess they'd rather just do core, essential characters like El-Les (1 appearance to date ) and the Aqua Droid (1 appearance to date).

Yeah, I think there was a dramatic disparity in the attention given to TVC versus TCW. Aside from the Deluxe sets, there was 0 new product shown for TCW that hadn't already leaked weeks before. Makes me wonder if the line isn't in trouble somewhat this year...

Yeah, it's a weak offering, IMO. Who was crying for this thing? I mean, it's not even something from the actual movies, or even anything that fits the vintage motif. No appeal to me whatsoever.

Vlix or the vinyl cape Jawa would have been way cooler.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: February 13, 2011, 08:46 PM »
Remember when they started, there were a few 2 packs of clones? Why'd they stop that?

I remember well...these are the only Clone Wars toys I never had any interest in buying, and I buy repacks frequently. These were just completely unnecessary...the figures they trawled out were not even rare and had just been out within the past few months.

They finally got it right with the Walmart exclusive packs because those were new or at least tweaked versions. I guess those ended up morphing into the current Target exclusive 2-packs we are seeing now.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Target Clone Wars Geonosis 2-Packs
« on: February 13, 2011, 08:42 PM »
Snagged these today in KC. DCPI is 087-06-0044

Awesome...saw reports at RS and Sandtroopers these were starting to hit. Were they on the pegs or did you have to use the DCPI mind trick?

Back on the Hunt!

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: February 13, 2011, 11:51 AM »
Yep, Clone Trooper 7 ARF is my guess too. Weird that he was not part of the slideshow. I guess he is Wave 4 or beyond?

Wish they had showed at least the next wave out, but I guess we will hear about it before Comic-Con anyway.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: February 12, 2011, 09:56 PM »
Ummm...who is this guy:

Is that the dude from the new Clone and Scout Speeder Deluxe set? Why is he on Vos' speederboard?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 22 (Spring 2011 Wave 3)
« on: February 12, 2011, 09:54 PM »
Thanks, I guess they are calling him Red Leader ARC Trooper now?

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: February 12, 2011, 09:20 PM »
Yeah, kind of a weak Star Trek-y ending there.

I loved the Son talking about joining with Anakin and crushing the Emperor. That's a battle I would have loved to have seen.

All in all, I loved this arc and found it a lot more creative and interesting than the poisoned school drinks or whatever. I hope they do more offbeat stuff like this in the future...great fodder for new figures too.

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 7
« on: February 12, 2011, 09:15 PM »
That Fleet Trooper looked brilliant. I'd have to buy at least one or two out of sheer respect for its awesomeness. The accessories just seal the deal.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Toy Fair 2011
« on: February 12, 2011, 09:10 PM »
Did they show or make reference to any mid-size vehicles for the coming year, in either line?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: February 12, 2011, 09:08 PM »
Ugh....I noticed that too, conspicuous by its absence.

At least they brought along the set with the tactical droid...that's only been out a few months now.  ::)

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars General Battle Pack Thread
« on: February 12, 2011, 09:03 PM »
Yes, great call...I thought this was very odd too. They could at least have shown us the Army of the Republic BP due out next.

Maybe worth a question in the next Q&A.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Revenge of the Jedi Set
« on: February 12, 2011, 07:41 PM »
This thing is they think everyone drives to SDCC? Good luck fitting the f-ing thing in the overhead compartment on your flight home!

Why not just release it in a 75 lb solid steel collectible garbage can?  ::)

That is just crazy. Worst...packaging...ever!

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 13
« on: February 12, 2011, 07:36 PM »
Why did Nom Anor look nothing like the version they showed in the slide show? The thing I saw on display looked like some cheesy Skeletor knock-off.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: February 12, 2011, 07:33 PM »
Yeah, what episode did the Trandoshan ride that speeder? No recollection of that.

This was the only part of the line that had any actual surprises. We saw no other new figures or vehicles.

They are all insanely cool though, best stuff they are doing right now, IMO, even if they are getting a little derivative.

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