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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: November 23, 2009, 03:38 PM »
Finally got my Grey hair Obi-Wan variant in the mail today, another one off the list. Pretty decent shape, lightsaber w/tip intact, good cape. All in all, I am satisfied.

Have already started some initial forays into playsets and vehicles...prices are generally much better than I'd expected. I definitely see myself moving into these areas sooner rather than later given the escalating price brackets of the remaining figures I still need. (Yakface, Blue Snags, etc)

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: First Look at 2010 Clone Wars Packaging
« on: November 23, 2009, 11:40 AM »
I don't know if I like the new look or not. It's hard to visualize a carded figure from a generic packaging sample like that...it looks more like the package for a DVD boxset than an action figure. I guess it feels too reminiscent of the old white/blue packaging. I have been digging the red motif as a nice change of pace.

My problem with them changing the packaging design is that Hasbro feels this is an invitation to cram their waves with multiple repacks. We got a ton of those in the TCW line after they moved to the red. Ugh.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: November 23, 2009, 11:31 AM »
Awesome Pete, it's a great feeling isn't it?

I did a quick sweep last night and couldn't find the Aayla wave available yet from any of the usual e-tailers, or on eBay, nor have I heard of these being spotted in the UK yet, which are usually good indicators of an impending launch here. So I am skeptical whether we will see these before the end of the year.

On the other hand, if that TLC ESB line is hitting now out West as rumored, I don't see any reason why they cannot push out the TCW Wave 7 before X-Mas. Not sure what the advantage would be in waiting...

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW "Epic Encounter" Ultimate BP
« on: November 23, 2009, 09:15 AM »
Anyone have any idea when this is coming out? I was hoping it would be before X-Mas this year but I've yet to hear any overseas reports that these have been spotted. I have not seen one on eBay yet either...

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: November 22, 2009, 08:47 PM »
I finally took down the Big White Whale today...bit the bullet and bought the CostCo Exclusive AT-TE from last year with the extra figs and window packaging. This has been sitting at #1 on my modern Want List for the better part of a year. I normally eschew re-packs but this one has always had a strong appeal for some reason.

With the new product slowing down for the rest of the year, the timing seemed right. It's my early X-Mas present to myself.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: November 21, 2009, 10:16 PM »
Picked up a minty Romba earlier today for a good price on eBay, surprisingly. Just missed on Warok.

Also got the Security Scout in the mail today...I love this thing! Sure, it's gimmicky as hell, but I value it for the sheer weirdness.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: First Look at 2010 Clone Wars Packaging
« on: November 20, 2009, 04:34 PM »
Damn you, WebSense!!! >:(


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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: November 19, 2009, 11:11 PM »
Got my tan-limb Klaatu variant in the mail today. Not one of my favorites I would have to say, the color differences are a little more subtle than I was expecting. The soft goods portion is significantly different though, both in color and texture/thickness. So that's a plus.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Walmart CW Octuptarra Droid
« on: November 19, 2009, 02:25 PM »
Now $28.00 on WM.com

Awesome, if I see it in a store for that price I am buying another one and breaking it out of the box!

Heck, I'm probably going to do that anyway but it's a lot more palatable closer to the regular vehicle price.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Clone Turbo Tank
« on: November 19, 2009, 02:24 PM »
I'll just post this here since it was one of the things featured, but I was watching Looney Tunes with our daughter today on Cartoon Network and they had a commercial for the Hasbro CW toys.  It showed Dooku, battle droids, the AATs, the Turbo Tank, the Freeco Bike and other miscellaneous things from what I could see.  Just thought it was neat to see a non-role play Star Wars toy commercial, it has been awhile I think.

Man, thanks so much for posting that! I can't tell you how many times I have been watching the show on Cartoon Network and wondered why they don't run commercials for the toys during it. It seems like such a no-brainer! Great marketing ploy, especially at this time of year.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Target Ryloth/Abregado Battle Packs
« on: November 19, 2009, 09:42 AM »
I think the droid is supposed to be on the outside of the ship, although they couldn't get the perspective right in the package.

I'll have to go home and check for Waxer's guns now..I did not notice one way or the other after initial inspection. Good catch.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: 2010 Clone Wars Mail-Away - Nahdar Vebb
« on: November 18, 2009, 10:19 PM »
Awesome pics! I can't wait to send away for this sucker. I expect the redemption offer will appear on the next Wave (7) of TCW figures...Hondo, Aayla, et al. December-January maybe?

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: November 18, 2009, 11:28 AM »
Awesome. Seth Green will be thrilled to hear this!

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: November 17, 2009, 10:40 PM »
Awesome scores, Pete!

I was able to snag the 2 new Target exclusive BP's out of their back stockroom using the DPCI trick.

Ambush at Abregado and Assault on Ryloth are officially off the list!

I was surprised at the size of these things, I guess I had heard they were changing box dimensions but I didn't know what to expect. They are flatter but taller.

So unless we end up seeing the Hondo Wave sometime in December, I think I am done for the year! Sweet relief!  ;D

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Target Ryloth/Abregado Battle Packs
« on: November 17, 2009, 10:35 PM »
Be sure to call first to save yourself the trip (and the frustration).  ;)

Ha ha, not to worry...I was completely successful at scoring these on my first attempt at the local Target on my way home from work. They had 4 tucked away in "Stockroom A" and I was able to Jedi Mind Trick them into bringing me a fresh, shiny, pristine copy of each new BP.

Kudos to all for the suggestions on this, I wouldn't have had any inkling to try at this point otherwise.

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