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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Legends of the Clone Wars Multipack
« on: December 22, 2009, 10:04 AM »
Whatever happened with this set? Did it ever actually get released? Was it scrapped entirely?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: December 21, 2009, 04:52 PM »
I am 99% sure they are straight re-packs, but I don't have any hard evidence to verify that. I just seem to recall Hasbro mentioning this as the BP direction for the future, repacks versus new product. From what I can tell from looking at the pics closely and comparing them to the carded versions, they are identical.

I do hope I am wrong about that though, I hate re-packs.

The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Walmart Legacy Collection AT-ST
« on: December 21, 2009, 10:22 AM »
I was at Wal-mart last night picking up some items and noticed the end-cap that was loaded with the new AT-ST was now full of Turbo Tanks.  I looked around a little and found the AT-ST's in an overflow area and on clearance for $29.

Nice. So they put the AT-ST on clearance, which is already impossible to find, while leaving the Octuptarra Droid gathering dust on the shelves at $35 a pop.


The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: More from TFU - Rumors/Speculation
« on: December 20, 2009, 08:42 PM »
;)I was just kidding. Although they made the dumb ass Cloverfield Monster.....

Apparently a bunch of people (myself included) thought the Cloverfield toy was cool. It sold out without having any markdowns, which is better than the other big toys. (Star Wars and GI Joe)

Yeah, I was thinking the exact same thing. That toy was freaking awesome, and good luck finding one ANYWHERE for less than $100. It's still on my want list.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: December 19, 2009, 11:06 PM »
Brian's Toys now has the Holocron Heist and Jedi Showdown Battle Packs in stock and available to order. Hopefully this is a good sign they will start showing up at retail soon. I wasn't planning to buy either, but with such a dearth of new product lately, I'll take what I can get, even repacks (shudder).

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: December 19, 2009, 11:03 PM »
I won a sweet eBay auction for some vintage Ackbar variants...4 to be exact. This was not a variant on my Master List, but the final price was decent and they seem like worthy additions to the collection.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: 2010 Clone Wars Mail-Away - Nahdar Vebb
« on: December 17, 2009, 02:31 PM »
So Nahdar Vebb showed up in the mail yesterday, complete with a nice Hasbro cardboard slipcase to protect the carded figure inside. He looks every bit as great as I'd hoped. I don't see myself opening this one but I definitely plan to pick up another with the POP's next year for opening purposes.

Looks like this will be it for new toy purchases in 2009...great way to close out the year though.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: December 17, 2009, 02:27 PM »
What an awesome list! I can go along with any of those, although not so much the foreign boots. I do think the Head Man is sweet though.

Yeah, Vlix will definitely be on my list too. I just won't let myself think about Droids and Ewoks until I have gotten to a dead end with the other vintage stuff. (Sometime later in 2010 I am estimating)

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: December 15, 2009, 02:20 PM »
What are your super six?

The 3 Double Telescoping figures, Rocket Firing Boba Fett Prototype, Vinyl Cape Jawa and Orange Hair Luke.

I can see ending up with 2 or 3 of those maybe, tops. If I'm lucky. Boba is pretty much a pipe dream.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: December 13, 2009, 08:57 PM »
Snagged the Chewbacca Green Crossbow variant this afternoon for a decent price. Pretty psyched about this one...I am about done with my variants, outside of the Super Six I can never afford. Still have to grab Blue Snags and Brown Hair Farmboy Luke, but those are easily found, if not affordable.

TV-9D9 / Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
« on: December 12, 2009, 11:30 PM »
I think the success of the Clone Wars show has somewhat hindered the development of the live action series. They don't want to saturate the market with new entertainment, and the animated show has shown some legs which should carry it at least into next year.

That said, I hope they are still working on getting the live action stuff off the ground because done right, that could be a HUGE hit.

Hell, put JJ Abrams on it, slap it on ABC on a Wednesday night and you've got GOLD.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: December 12, 2009, 11:12 PM »
I got my vintage open belly Tauntaun in the mail yesterday, with the original box as a bonus. It's a nice piece, the rubber on the belly is in good shape with minimal yellowing. One of the legs is a bit loose but I can live with that.

I also took another stab at the Blue Apron Ugnaught variant. Let's hope the one that shows up actually resembles the color in the auction photo this time. (fingers crossed!)

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: First Look at 2010 Clone Wars Packaging
« on: December 12, 2009, 11:04 PM »
Pete, very comprehensive analysis...kudos.

I do think we're likely to see more than 32 TCW figures total for 2010, especially with the Hondo wave not shipping this year now. And I agree they are going to be getting more profile than Legacy next year.

I do NOT think even Hasbro would be so stupid and short-sighted to put this line on hiatus at the same time as the Legacy line. There is no way they are going to go that long between figure waves, I just can't see it. For one thing I don't think their fiscal model could support a business plan like that. '

Ideally we should be getting a new wave of 4-6 characters every other month. That's six waves a year and a grand total of 24-36 figures, depending on re-packs, etc.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 11 (aka 2010 Wave 1)
« on: December 11, 2009, 03:06 PM »
EE just revised the preorder schedule for estimated to arrive in January 2010.  :(  Boo...

I'm suddenly glad I bought the Vebb - a 3 month gap in figure waves is hard to stomach.

The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Hasbro Q&A Sessions
« on: December 11, 2009, 10:25 AM »
Yep, there is going to be a big ole TLC drought next year after that EU Wave hits. I can't imagine having to wait until AUGUST for new figures! That sucks!

I'm wondering if the 32 TCW figures they are counting from spring to fall is the whole batch for 2010 or if it omits stuff coming out in Jan/Feb or Nov/Dec.

And again, quit crying about the Octuptarra Droid, Hasbro. I bought the first one I found and would love to add another, but Walmart seems content to let this gather dust on their shelves rather than drop the price in store. $35 is just too much.

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