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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Republic Swamp Speeder
« on: December 25, 2010, 09:45 PM »
I finally opened my spare of this today, and man what a disappointment. The thing is smaller than I envisioned and it doesn't do anything.

I must have spent a half hour trying to figure out how to get the missiles to fire and finally gave up. I can barely get them to stay in place. And it's a serious PITA to re-fasten those seat-belts.

Kinda wished I had opted to open the Gunship instead.

I was stunned to find this today on clearance for $24.98...I kid you not. They only had 1 left but it was in good shape. I had to walk away because it's not part of my personal focus and the unwieldy box size would make secondary shipping next to impossible.

Still, I thought this was a great deal and hopefully you guys that are interested will find these marked down similarly near you. I didn't stop at any other Targets so no idea if this was a regional thing or just a fluke.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: December 23, 2010, 10:36 AM »
Dang, they really did make a mess of that, didn't they?

I just don't see the point. There are half a dozen ways that could have explained the Nightsister/Zabrak connection without having to rewrite history.

Just let Dathomir be the homeworld of the Rancor and Kwa. What't the point of throwing in the Zabraks too? The planets aren't even close to each other - Dathomir is in the freaking Outer Rim after all.

I just chalk it all up to intellectual laziness. It's really not that hard to manage continuity sensibly, even with as many properties as they have going.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars General Battle Pack Thread
« on: December 22, 2010, 04:55 PM »
Sweet, thanks for the pic. It is hard to discern for sure from the size of the photo, but it looks like all re-pack swag as we surmised. Still, I'll be obligated to pick this up for completion's sake.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: December 22, 2010, 09:35 AM »
I need to read that article, because it just sounds all kinds of mixed up. WTF is Leland Chee anyway? Shouldn't Filoni be directly handling any retcon of existing EU?

Asajj is NOT a Zabrak.

Iridonia IS the Zabrak homeworld.

Darth Maul's "skin patterns" were tattoos, not natural colorings.

Female Zabrak absolutely have horns, and this has been established clearly on the show already:

Ugh, my absolute biggest pet peeve with any entertainment is when they can't keep their own continuity straight. How freaking hard is that? Just hire geeks like us to police the content!

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: December 21, 2010, 05:17 PM »
Picked up my HMP Gunship from the Post Office yesterday. The package was slightly dinged (again) so if I don't end up opening this I will just return it for a better copy when they hit retail next year. Still good to snag one last score before the end of the year though.

And I grabbed a helmeted Cato packaging variant last night at Wally just for kicks.

Now I'm done.  ;D

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Separatist Droid Gunship
« on: December 20, 2010, 01:29 PM »
I had to pick mine up from the Post Office this morning since I was not at home to accept delivery Saturday. It was pretty well packed too, same as the Tri-Fighter, but the box inside was not minty, one corner had some unacceptable wrinkling that will necessitate an echange when this hits retail sometime next year. I'm sure the contents are fine, but I'm more and more attentive to packaging defects nowadays so that's an issue for me.

OR I could simply keep this as an opener.  ;D

It's pretty tempting as this is probably my favorite vehicle behind the Swamp Speeder and Octuptarra Droid.

TV-9D9 / Re: Robot Chicken Star Wars
« on: December 20, 2010, 09:20 AM »
So did anyone else watch last night? I was really disappointed...i don't think I even laughed one time. A whole hour too...that's pretty weak. Seems like they just completely ran out of gas on this one.

The most interesting thing to me from the whole episode was the scene with Anakin and Palps discussing how he had gotten disfigured. It never even occured to me that this was attributable to Mace Windu reflecting the energy back at him during their fight. I always assumed he just got disfigured from simply channeling all that Dark Side energy through his frail and aging body. I need to go back and watch that scene again I guess.

The Boba Fett stuff just seemed silly.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: December 20, 2010, 09:13 AM »
I just scored my third Ewok Wagon last night. I really only needed the seat and ladder, but the bidding was so low on this one I felt compared to jump in and take a stab at it. I think I ended up snagging the whole thing for $66 plus $15 shipping. Having watched the eBay prices on these things for over a year, that is pretty damn awesome, especially for a Wagon that is complete with no wear and tear or breakage.

So now I have no use for my other 2 incomplete sets, one of which is in very good shape. Looks like I'll be putting these back on the market....

Vintage AT-AT and I'm more or less done.  ;D

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: December 19, 2010, 07:51 PM »
They're $11.99 at K-Mart this week if you need 'em...

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 19 (aka Fall 2010 Wave 5)
« on: December 19, 2010, 03:53 PM »
Found some of these at a Wal Mart in Minnesota, but the system wasn't recognizing them. Finally got a set, but it was a pain.

This was the case weeks ago when I bought mine too, and now that I have doubles/triples I have started returning a few and run into the same issue. Weird. They all rang up fine at TRU, so I assume it must be some sort of Wally gaffe.

I've seen a healthy supply of this wave recently, which is great - even the Cato "helmeted" variant.  ::)

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 20 (aka 2011 Wave 1?)
« on: December 17, 2010, 08:19 PM »
This wave still leaves me limp but moreso because the previous two waves were such knockouts. I am very curious to see the next few after this...guess we will have to wait until ToyFair.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Target Clone Wars Geonosis 2-Packs
« on: December 17, 2010, 08:17 PM »
Where's Waxer?

Now HIM, I would buy early...

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: December 15, 2010, 08:37 AM »
I believe from the outset they have planned around a five season run, so two more to come after this one.

Trailer was pretty cool...I can never really tell what is going on in those things because of the editing and that one was particularly dark.

Looks like we'll be seeing a lot of Felucia again...wonder if they'll show any of those weird natives?

I think they really need to be careful about expanding the Sith line-up because every new person added just takes them further and further away from the Law of 2, or whatever it is called. They're gonna be up to what, 5 or 6 now? That's TOO MANY, Sidious! You of all people should know better. You can't have all these Sith running amuck all over the place. They're still trying to keep that stuff under wraps from the Jedi after all.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: December 14, 2010, 10:39 PM »
Got my Droid Tri-Fighter in the mail today from HTS, well packed and in mostly minty shape. This thing is awesome - I had no idea it came with deployable Buzz Droids!

Received shipping confirmation on my HMP Gunship also...should be here in a couple of days.

And that would be it for 2010!

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