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The Vintage Collection / Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
« on: November 18, 2010, 11:20 PM »
Got mine today as well...pretty much immaculate, even the outer box. Definitely looking for another to open now, provided I can scrape up some more UPC's.

What constitutes a "Star Wars playset"? Battlepacks? Vehicles? I notice they have a photo of the AT-AT. Is that included as well you think?


Vintage Trading and Classifieds / Re: huge vintage FS list
« on: November 18, 2010, 09:39 AM »
Hey, I might be interested in one of these:

Sear Cantina/Early Bird Foot Peg $5 each

Does the $5 cover shipping too? I only need one...(I think)


The Vintage Collection / Re: 2010 "Vintage" Collection Wave 3 - ROTJ
« on: November 18, 2010, 09:25 AM »
Are the POP's from the figures in this wave eligible for the various mailaway promotions? (Bric and Boba) The numbers do not seem to match up to the ones listed on the forms. Are only Vintage figs from the first wave eligible?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 18 (aka Fall 2010 Wave 4)
« on: November 18, 2010, 09:22 AM »
I've now cracked open Shaak Ti and Embo and they are easily two of the best figures ever in this line, IMO. The paint apps, articulation, sculpting, etc are all top notch. I don't even care if Shaak Ti has eyebrows.  ::)

If I had any misgivings at all, and these are a stretch, Shaak Ti doesn't seem terribly posable with all those robes on. And Embo is a wee bit top-heavy and the hat detaches a little too easily, but those are minor details.

I love that freakin' Bowcaster too!

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 19 (aka Fall 2010 Wave 5)
« on: November 18, 2010, 09:18 AM »
Saw a case here in KC . No Jet :(


The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 19 (aka Fall 2010 Wave 5)
« on: November 17, 2010, 07:35 PM »
What this I'm hearing about Commander Jet not shipping with this wave?

Jeff - any details? I saw the blurb on HH as well as some comments from various fan forums.

Would be a shame, he looked sharp.

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: Walmart "New" TIE Bomber
« on: November 17, 2010, 03:15 PM »
None of the TIE Bombers are showing up around here at all, but there are plenty of Jabbas to be had. Go figure.  ::)

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: November 17, 2010, 03:14 PM »
JACK - by Droid Gunship do you mean the HMP? Where did you stumble across that? Or was it part of an online order?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: November 17, 2010, 03:13 PM »
Lucked out again at lunch and found more remnants of TCW Wave 4 on the pegs at a Target I just hit yesterday. They only had two figures left, but unbelievably, one was Embo.  ;D I literally swore out loud on the aisle I was so surprised.

So at this point I am all good on openers and can take a measured approach on Wave 5. No signs of that so far. I don't think there's anything I need openers of there, but maybe a spare Cato.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: November 17, 2010, 11:06 AM »
Saw that too...I honestly don't see any difference in Anakin's costume, but whateves. Wish they had shown Asajj 2.0 as well.

Are Ahsoka's lightsabers the same length or is there one long one and one short one? That would be kinda cool if they were really different lengths.

On a related note, that WIRED article about this topic that RS has linked on their front page is utterly asinine. There is nothing remotely inappropriate about Ahsoka's current costume, no one thinks that tube top is too sexy or revealing. She's like 14 for cripe's sake! If you're getting aroused by THAT, the problem is on you, not the animators.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Republic Swamp Speeder
« on: November 17, 2010, 10:55 AM »
I found this at Target again yesterday along with the Hyena Bomber.  I decided to grab them both this time and I can/will work some receipt magic later if it is worth it.

Yeah, I had the same idea..I snagged all 4 to return the pricier ones I got at TRU, only to get home and check my receipts and realize I got the first 2 for 22.99 each courtesy of some sale or discount type thing TRU was running at the time. I did return the 2 I bought later at full price. Now I have to take one of these things back to the Target and return that too.

I'm keeping the extra Swamp loose figs need a cool ride.  ;D

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: November 17, 2010, 10:51 AM »
Got my Death Star playset in the mail yesterday, even better condition than I had hoped for...nothing broken at all, except a small piece off the cannon, which I have an extra of anyway.

Looks like all I am missing is that pesky rope.

Getting closer!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Harry Potter
« on: November 16, 2010, 01:46 PM »
I've never felt anywhere near the excitement for any of the films as I have waiting for the new books back in the day. That was a freakin' EVENT. I was so stoked when this installment was finally published. Now that the movie is here? Meh.

I haven't even seen the last 2-3 because I got so bitter over how much they were leaving out from the books. (Still disgruntled about SPEW)

That said, I am making an effort to catch up because some of the later stuff I am very curious to see play out on the big screen.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: November 16, 2010, 01:34 PM »
Still riding the good mojo...found another case of TCW Wave 4 today at lunch, minus Embo.  :(

I did score my Shaak Ti for openers though. Looking forward to tearing into her tonight. (That did not sound right)

Also saw the Wave 2 TCW vehicles for the first time at the same Target where I bagged Shaak Ti. I went ahead and bought all 4 so I could return those overpriced ones I bought at TRU a few weeks back. Although I am very tempted to keep the Swamp Speeder and crack that open too. We'll see.

No sign of TCW Wave 5, but I plan to snoop around a little more tonight and maybe find another Embo to boot.

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