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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: July 15, 2010, 11:26 PM »
Found a very odd case assortment of new TCW on the pegs at TRU tonight. It appeared to be a weird hybrid of Wave 1 and Wave 1.5. They were nearly all repacks, except for battle damaged Grievous, and oddly enough, the Mandalorian Guard. They had several of each so it couldn't have been a fluke.

I went ahead and picked up another guard to replace the slightly warped card I got from That completes all the replacements I needed from this wave. Now I just want another Aurra and Pre for openers.  :)

Oh, and no sign of the new deluxe sets.  :(

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: July 15, 2010, 05:08 PM »
These hit in good numbers a few days ago in St. Louis TRU stores.

I saw your pics of Cad Bane...those were really sweet. You're right, he does look 100% better. I have high hopes for the Plo Koon that comes with his bike as well.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: July 15, 2010, 10:05 AM »
Great week for my vintage collection, first the Sears Cantina Adventure set, and now Blue Snaggletooth!  ;D

I wouldn't call him a bargain, but it was a fair price for a pretty sharp figure with good paint apps, even on the boots where there is just mininmal wear. The belt buckle looks perfect though, and he comes with original blaster as well.

Oh, and it's the "Dented Toe" version to boot. Gotta love that.

This is pretty much the last figure I needed, although there are still the 6 Uber-Variants out there calling to me. (Vinyl Cape Jawa, Orange Hair Luke, the 3 DT figures, and rocket-firing Fett, when I hit the lottery)

So it's now down to the AT-AT, Ewok Wagon, Imperial Sniper, Cloud City, Death Star, and the Yak-Face coin and I'm 100% complete. (And then on to Droids, Ewoks, etc)

So what do people think of our first glimpse at a vintage style Commander Cody card?

 EDIT Sorry no link -but look in the obvious places

I checked Rebel Scum, Jedi Temple Archives, and Galactic Hunter and none of them had anything about this on the front page that I could see.

Can someone point me in the right direction? I'm keen to check this out...

Yeah, I don't have any gripes about the pricing really, and I totally agree it is worth the extra $1 or two to have them "early".

I just wish Hasbro would tell their reps to advise TRU it is ok to put these all out on the shelves. Not sure these next 3 weeks are really THAT critical to the success of the line that they need to enforce that street date anymore. Seems like one of those things that works only if everyone is observant, which clearly has not been the case.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: July 14, 2010, 02:33 PM »
What is the first wave of these?

Cad Bane/Pirate Speeder
Anakin/Naboo Star Skiff
Plo Koon/Speeder Bike

Item # 459663 if you want to call and check stock ahead of time. Our TRU got none today, next truck is due Friday.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: July 14, 2010, 09:21 AM »
I saw last night that the latest wave of these has officially been spotted (and purchased) at a brick and mortar TRU in or around St. Louis. (Chewie - was that you who posted this @ Yakface?)

To my knowledge, this is the first confirmation I have seen of them actually being put out on the shelves anywhere.

The 1 TRU here that is actually cool enough to stock new SW toys right now gets a truck in today, so I will be calling them up shortly to check stock on these. Luckily all 3 are on the website so I can pull item #'s.

#01 Barriss Ofee (3D)
#02 Duchess Satine (3D)
#03 A-4D
#04 Chancellor Palpatine (3D)
#05 Nute Gunray (3D)
#06 Tera Sinube (3D)
#07 Tarr Seirr (Movie Style)
#08 Captain Fordo (Movie Style)
#09 Eeth Koth (3D)
#10 Onaconda Farr (3D)
#11 Ackmena
#12 Lumpawarrump
#13 Aayla Secura
#14 Mosep
#15 Tzivvzt

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: July 13, 2010, 09:37 AM »
They have K-Marts in Australia?!? Wow, they can barely keep them afloat here.

Any signs of Jodo Kast?

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: July 13, 2010, 09:35 AM »
Nice scores, dude. Carded collecting would put me in the poor house, for sure.

I was able to scratch another item off my ever-shrinking list...the Sears exclusive Cantina adventure set. Finding one of these in decent shape with ALL the foot pegs for less than $50 is not so easy, but my patience was finally rewarded.  ;D

My original plan was to finish off my vintage collection prior to the Fall relaunch, but that is not happening short of hitting the lottery. I'll be VERY close though. I think the new goal is my birthday in November. I'll officially be middle aged. :(

Has anyone seen or heard reports of the battle packs or deluxe figures hitting the brick-and-mortar TRUs yet? It would be great if those started to surface this week too.

Haven't seen nor heard of them being spotted at any brick and mortars. I spoke to the TRU guy I know today and he confirmed they have not gotten any in yet. (As opposed to 12(!) cases of new TCW and 6 (!) cases of Vintage they are just sitting on)

I also noticed the deluxe sets have never been re-stocked on since that first weekend, even though I have seen other new figures and vehicles sell out and get re-stocked several times there.

There are a number up on eBay though...

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: Imperial AT-AT
« on: July 9, 2010, 09:19 AM »
Galactic Hunter is reporting this morning that these have actually been spotted on the shelves at a TRU in Phoenix.  :D

They're out!

Our local TRU's get a truck this morning, AND I get paid today.  ;D

Heading over shortly to check it out...

Pics up now of the flamethrower clone on eBay, as per Yakface. Looks pretty cool!

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: July 8, 2010, 08:04 PM »
Was just checking that I right in thinking these are straight re-packs? The "clone trooper" looks just like the previously carded Snow Ops Rex to me.

I guess it's a shrewd marketing gimmick, but I'd rather have something new.

Wonder if these will comprise the Fall Deluxe Wave 2?

I cruised by the local TRU I have been stalking again at lunch today, but nothing new on the pegs.

I'll check back again tomorrow after the next truck arrives and see if I can make any headway then. I'm hoping the other store that actually put these things out will have re-stocked by then too.

I'm not really sweating over it, I just don't take it for granted that I will be able to find everything I want come August 6th. I am going to be away on business all that week and probably flying home on the 6th. Any progress I can make between now and then is a bonus.

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