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I thought Bossk came out ok, but mini-Boba seems like a real yawner.

Can't wait to see Robonino!

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: June 21, 2010, 08:12 PM »
That's cool as hell. Might need one just for opening...does the helmet come off the figure?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Exclusive R8-B7
« on: June 21, 2010, 08:09 PM »
Wha?!?! :o

Almost looks like a custom, those are some eye gouging paint apps.

He's on the List!

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TRU Exclusive Kul Teska
« on: June 18, 2010, 03:51 PM »

I can't help but chortle at the idea of TCW not being considered EU. And trying to partition off anything as "more EU" than a CGI kids' spinoff would have been laughable even two or three years ago.

Not making fun of you, McMetal, just at the way purist definitions of SW have changed so quickly.

It's cool, everything is relative. IMHO, the show isn't any more kid oriented than the prequels really, unless you perceive it so because of the animation, but I'm more from the Japanese school of thought where this is considered a legitimate artistic medium, so that doesn't faze me.

But to stay on topic, philosophical reservations aside, I do love everything I've seen of this figure. It would have been so easy to slap Wat Tambor's name on there too. Ah well, I will of course be buying at least 2 of these, origins be damned. :)

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: June 17, 2010, 09:32 AM »
At long last, I scored my Yak Face yesterday.  ;D

He doesn't come with his weapon, but I know I can pick that up separately on the cheap.

He doesn't come with the POTF coin, but I figured I'd have to track that down separately anyway. (NOT on the cheap)

What I DID get was an excellent figure with a crisp paint job, minimal wear, tight limbs, and for a very affordable $75 including shipping. And that's from a UK seller to boot.

I feel pretty good about this one. Next up: Blue Snags

WOWZA!  :o

Did we know about this? I thought we were expecting Plo Koon's Starfighter in the Fall. Wonder if this is in lieu of or in addition to...either way, this is way cool!

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: June 15, 2010, 10:38 PM »
Stumbled across 2 cases of the Rex/Snowbi/Stone remix wave at Target and picked up another Snow Rex as my original had a rather goofy splaying of the ear flaps that bugged me. Was surprised to see any figures there at all since at least 2 of the others I have visited recently were cleaned out entirely.

Now resigned to picking up my openers of Hondo and Aayla from eBay.  :(

The Legacy Collection / Re: Empty Target Pegs
« on: June 15, 2010, 08:57 AM »
Saw the same thing on my runs yesterday...first in about a month. Walmart just has dregs from last year and the Targets are wiped out completely. It does seem pretty asinine to maintain that empty shelf space for a whole month+.

That's actually a smart move. I'm much more tempted to pick up a one-off than if he was on a Legends card.

Wonder if we will really see him in July before the relaunch hits?

Has it been verified in which line this figure will be released? Or is it more of a standalone one-off?

Just got back from 2 weeks out of state, and my Vebb was among the packages waiting for me when I arrived home.  ;D

Greatly relieved to have my opener now...seems relatively unscathed from the shipping.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Legends of the Clone Wars Multipack
« on: June 13, 2010, 09:27 PM »
So apparently this turned out to be a European only release which I have been sniffing around for awhile now. I FINALLY found one for sale on eBay and bought it immediately. Complete re-packs, but the novelty of the thing appeals to me for some reason. (The fact that it was so hard to get my hands on for so long no doubt helped)

Now I just need that Epic Encounter Ultimate BP and I am good to go, completist-wise.  ;D

The Legacy Collection / Re: Empty Target Pegs
« on: June 13, 2010, 09:10 PM »
In light of this news I think it is increasingly unlikely we will ever see the TCW Waves 1-3 from earlier this year hit in any numbers. Those must have been really limited runs.

Probably premature to be posting this, but my company recently relocated some business offshore to Manila, and we have a contingent headed over next week to start the advance work. The gal that sits behind me is part of that team, and graciously agreed to hunt for the Wave 1 TCW figures that are out over in the Phillipines now. She's due back in about 10 days I believe, so with a little luck I may actually have these carded buggers in hand before the month is out. We'll see.

Good points all, and this really isn't something that annoys me too much, it just seems capricious when there are so many other worthy options out there since Season 1.

I suspect it might also be related to this, courtesy of the most recent HH Q&A:

In an answer last time, you mentioned that the upcoming Vintage Collection Magnaguard was originally scheduled for another round of now-cancelled Droid Factory packs. Are there any more figures from those cancelled sets that will make their way into the line somehow?

** Excellent question. The answer, right now is "no" but not for lack of wanting to include more of the figures somewhere. Most of them, however, were firmly EU figures (drawn from the comics, for the most part) which does not leave them a lot of options for homes right now. There are some great figures in there, and we will keep looking for ways to bring them out, though. Stay tuned!

So who knows, maybe he was slated for another line and got scrapped, so TCW wound up being the most acceptable home. (not sure how far along with tooling/sculpting they may have gotten, maybe it was an easy switch)

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