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What is that thing supposed to be? A flower? Some kind of weird thorny plant?

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: General Vehicle Discussion Thread
« on: February 5, 2010, 07:23 PM »
I could name half a dozen great candidates for this price point, including the Twilight, Separatist Super Tank, and the Republic Shuttle...there is no lack of ideas. The marketing weasels probably just don't think they can sell enough because of their spectacularly ill-conceived launching of the Shadow Arc.

I do think we'll see another Gunship repaint as well as a Y-Wing, with the red deco from the Point Rain arc.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 11 (aka 2010 Wave 1)
« on: February 5, 2010, 09:20 AM »
I was shocked to find this Wave on the pegs at Target last night! First confirmed sighting at thr Big T as far as I am aware. Good to know they are relevant again.

Unfortunately they did not have the Wave 2 (Thi-Sen) nor any of the new Deluxe Vehicle/Fig packs.   :(

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I think there are collectors and then there are Collectors.

Some folks will just buy figures they like, or that they feel are priced affordably. They'll pick and choose and participate based on whatever relative interest they have in the line at that time. Seems like most people fall under this category.

Then you have the Collectors. (Big C) These are the folks who buy EVERYTHING, regardless of price point, articulation, character selection, etc. Just make it and put it on the shelves. As soon as possible!

I don't think Hasbro has to worry much about losing that second segment, but they are sure in jeopardy of losing that first contingent if they keep screwing with the lines they way they have been recently.


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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Legacy Collection Comic Packs
« on: February 4, 2010, 10:34 AM »
Ok, so has anyone actually READ the frigging comic that is supposedly so controversial? Please explain to the rest of us what is so damn objectionable. It's Star Wars, so there can't possibly be any sex.

My curiosity is BURNING.

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Ouch! How does Hasbro's ass taste, Legacy Fan? 

What a slap in the face, or kick to the crotch if you prefer. They really stuck it in and broke it off with that move.

I have NEVER seen a Legacy figure from the TPM Wave or beyond at any local TRU here. So I weep for the fans looking for them around here.

On the bright side, it's only 3 months now til May. That's the same lag between waves we saw between the most recent TCW waves (Padme-->Aayla). It's not SO terrible.  ;D

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 11 (aka 2010 Wave 1)
« on: February 2, 2010, 04:31 PM »
McMetal, if you have the means, can you do some side by side comparisson shots of the CW Ayala with an ROTS one?

Would love to but I don't have the ROTS version - sorry!

I looked back at previous posts and it was almost 3 months to the day since the last wave hit. Happy to be off the wagon again. :)

Yeah, Jek and/or Bly may be a repack, but I don't have individually carded versions, so I'm good with those.

Good hunting in your area guys! Looks like we are into a TCW groove right now...

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 11 (aka 2010 Wave 1)
« on: February 2, 2010, 12:44 PM »
Sweet success! I found this wave today at TRU...had to hit 2 to complete the wave, but well worth the miles. No sign of Wave 2, but I'm more than satisified with what i got. Aayla and Hondo are home runs for sure.

Woot!

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 11 (aka 2010 Wave 1)
« on: February 1, 2010, 11:05 PM »
I'm in Iowa. Kind of weird there were no sightings of this wave on the west coast prior to me finding these. :)

I actually read a few reports of them being spotted at TRU's on the West Coast, I believe prior to the Iowa and MN sightings. But either way, they're hitting pretty haphazardly. I just read reports of these being spotted at Walmarts in Alabama!

I have hit 6/7 Walmarts in Richmond today to no avail.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 11 (aka 2010 Wave 1)
« on: February 1, 2010, 10:54 AM »
Just found this wave at my local TRU- picked up Aayla and Hondo. So at least they're now out there in the wild.  :)

Where do you live?

We don't seem to be getting jack-squat on the East Coast.

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: 2010 "Vintage" Collection Wave 1
« on: January 29, 2010, 10:03 AM »
Not excited by any of these.

Me either. It amazes me how they utterly fail to capture the likeness of the characters from the films. None of those 4 looks anything like the actors in question.

Articulation and detail are great, but give me a well-sculpted face and proportionally accurate body parts. Not Popeye arms like that crappy Veers.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: January 29, 2010, 09:58 AM »
Not finding these dirty bastages ANYWHERE...seven Walmarts in this town and none of them have re-stocked since X-Mas.  >:(

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: January 29, 2010, 09:49 AM »
No new purchases this week, but I did finally receive my vintage Ackbar variants in the mail from the UK. Postmark date was 12/23...WTF?

They're great...I've got a nice little gang of five now, each with unique paint apps. The 4 new addition are all from Taiwan.

Also got my replacement carboard backdrop for the Cantina playset...looks awesome, a steal for $10.

Still waiting on Warok, Carbonite Han, Univisor Snowtrooper Variant, and my battle damaged TIE.  ;D

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: 2010 Clone Wars Mail-Away - Nahdar Vebb
« on: January 28, 2010, 10:44 AM »
Yeah, but some of us are strictly carded collectors, and don't want to maim our minty packaging.  ;D

I probably have 5 actually, courtesy of Willrow, Zuckuss, Rumsleg and my duplicate Cad Bane and Luminara.

Hot damn!

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: January 28, 2010, 10:43 AM »
Thanks, I have noted this as well. However, since STL is a lot further east than Cali, I am hopeful these could actually show up any day.

Now the new TCW figure waves that have been spotted in Cali, THOSE will probably take awhile to get here. Rats!

With me, it's not the gas I need to conserve, it's the time. I have such limited windows for hunting now, any saved effort is a plus.

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