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Vintage Kenner / Re: Wow - Vintage eBay Auctions
« on: February 23, 2011, 04:35 PM »
Hmm.  I paid about $150 for mine.  If they're going for that much, it just might be time to sell it.   

PM me.  ;)

I gotta have the legit one...I have passed on a couple the past year and regretted it. It's one of the only variants left on my List.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars General Battle Pack Thread
« on: February 23, 2011, 02:29 PM »
Star Wars The Clone Wars Battle Packs: Army of the Republic  now listed as coming soon on HTS with pictures available to check it out

A repack of this Star Wars The Clone Wars Battle Packs: Rishi Outpost Attack is also now listed as coming soon on HTS with pictures available to check it out

Thanks Jeff, good intel. I noticed this was also just listed as In Stock at EE, but the $28.99 price tag is too brutal. I'm down with one from HTS though.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: February 23, 2011, 09:15 AM »
I realize it would be too violent for this show, but I really, really wish they would show him actually ripping someone's arms out of their sockets. Chewie comes off as too cuddly in the movies I think, I would dig some actual wookie-rage.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Jedi Turbo Speeder
« on: February 22, 2011, 11:52 AM »
For what it's worth, there is at least one unconfirmed report circulating that this has been spotted at Wal-Mart here in the States. (St Louis)

I am skeptical but it may be worth keeping an eye out for this on the shelves.

I don't know what the heck they are doing with their mid-size vehicles anymore, but their distribution certainly seems to be a mess right now.

They'll probably show up after April, once all the Clone Cash has expired.  ::)

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: February 22, 2011, 11:47 AM »
Something I caught interesting was when Anakin said that if the Separatists caught ahold of the Nexus Routes (the hyperspace lanes that were so important), then they could gain access to Coruscant. If Filoni plays his cards right and ends this arc with the Separatists getting ahold of those routes, then it'll tie in directly to the original CW series and ROTS with the Separatist attack on Coruscant... seriously, I hope that's how this arc ends.

I was thinking the same would dove-tail nicely with the abduction of Palps. But even moreso I was thinking how absurd the whole concept of "hyperspace lanes" is...I mean, WTF? How is that even possible conceptually?

I thought it was a great episode..I really love everything they do with the backgrounds, landscapes, etc. The animation is really top notch in places. Agreed this was great fodder for new figures too...ARCs, Tarkin, Piell, the Warden, EV-9D9, etc.

The carbon freezing thing didn't bug me too much, and it was kind of a cool goof that they threw in the Ugnaught. i thought it was way more of a stretch that some impenetrable, high security fortress like that would just allow in an unannounced, unscheduled shuttle that just happens to show up with food supplies.

is there anyone else even imprisoned there? Seems like a big waste of money to design a prison to hold Jedi and just keep one dude there. From Anakin's comment, the Citadel seemed like something that pre-dated the Clone Wars, maybe even designed by the Jedi themselves. And they had at least 2-3 heavy cruisers orbiting above the planet too!

The only thing that struck a false note with me really was Tarkin, which was a disappointment. I don't think the voice actor really captured his inflection or mannerisms at all. Plus he came off as a complete whiny a-hole. I get they wanted to create some friction with Anakin, but it seemed forced and out of character to me. Maybe there is more to the story here though. I almost wonder if he isn't some kind of traitor or double agent. He seemed VERY keen on sticking with Piell so that all the info would be in one place and easily obtained upon capture. You could actually see his eyes narrow in anger when Piell rejects his plan.

Are they off this week?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Firefly / Serenity
« on: February 22, 2011, 11:31 AM »
No one's going to invest any sort of serious money back into that show for two reasons... First, it's already flopped once.  Second, the best part about it (Nathan Fillion) isn't leaving his big-time ABC show to come back to a previously-failed Sci-Fi show.

Actually, if you read the EW articles Jeff references above, the show pulled a 2.0 average rating, which is very passable in today's TV landscape. So the show actually had some legs. It's the movie that flopped.

And Nathan already said he would love to buy the rights to Firefly and resurrect it, even as an online series.

The real problem would be getting Whedon back on board. And probably Adam "Chuck" Baldwin. Morena could be available soon, as could Summer. (although I hope not as I love their current respective series)

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2010 "Vintage" Collection Wave 4 - AotC
« on: February 22, 2011, 09:09 AM »
Zam was played by Leeanna Walsman...she is not Asian

Thanks, I was too lazy to Google her, so I made sure to note this was just my recollection. I haven't watched those movies since the DVD's first came out, and if I have no interest in watching them again really.

The Vintage Collection / Re: How Much is Too Much?
« on: February 22, 2011, 09:05 AM »
When Hasbro's stuff gets to be as expensive as Sideshow's stuff, I may be out.

Until then though, I'm not going anywhere.

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2010 "Vintage" Collection Wave 4 - AotC
« on: February 22, 2011, 08:59 AM »
It's funny, I have seen lots of online praise for the likeness of Zam, but my recollection from the film was that it was an Asian actress and that figure doesn't even look remotely Asian to me.

Good likeness of the Clawdite mug though.  ;D

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Firefly / Serenity
« on: February 21, 2011, 08:58 AM »
Meh, they should resurrect "DRIVE" instead...there was a Nathan Filion vehicle with TONS of potential.  :D

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: February 20, 2011, 10:06 PM »
I'll still stick with WM though for a while.  They seem to be sticking with MSRP's.

TVC $8.96 at WM now around here...

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: February 20, 2011, 10:01 PM »
Some interesting news out of

"There will be multiple versions of Savage coming out with different outfits.  There will be multiple figures from the last two story arcs [The Night Sisters and The Mortis Trilogy]."

Hell yes.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: February 18, 2011, 01:36 PM »
I was thinking of a young Han, but older Han supposedly saves Chewie from Imperial slavery. But you never know with Lucas changing things here and there. I guess Chewie and Tarkin will be in the same arc.

Chewie is actually part of the 2 part finale season airing April 1st I believe. Tarkin is part of the new arc that begins tonight. Maybe he will show up as a semi-recurring character though, that would make sense.

The Bullpen / Re: 2011/2012 Marvel Legends
« on: February 18, 2011, 10:32 AM »
I dabbled briefly with this line just to grab the Judge Dredd stuff, which was amazing. I really hope they offer up a few more of those in this latest carnation. Judge Anderson would be nice, and the rest of the "Death Judges".

Cousin Jeffrey must be devastated.  :P

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