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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: April 29, 2010, 11:00 PM »
Good discussion.

RE: Yularen, wasn't really trying to single him out, but he's a good example of a non-action character (kids, you can pose him as if he were standing regally on the bridge) that Hasbro has cranked out already that IMHO doesn't really fit their "playability" model. As Jayson notes though, the lackluster sales probably hurt the chances of other figures like this who have had even more screen time, like Palpatine, getting made.

RE: Market research, if they're just grabbing some random kids and making them watch the cartoons and do Q & A, that seems pretty slack, IMO. Maybe kids in Rhode Island don't like the same figures kids in Florida like. (Gross oversimplification, but you get the point) If their research was so spot on, we wouldn't see an ocean of Yarnas or Organas, it seems to me. I know it's a challenge to divine accurately what kids will buy, but that's sort of my point. They seem WAAAY too convinced Satine would be an instant pegwarmer. Maybe she would too, I guess the answer just seemed a bit snippy to me. Maybe they should just tell Dave Filoni to stop putting characters in his stories they can't make figures out of. I wonder what that relationship is like actually, hmmm....

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: April 29, 2010, 09:03 AM »
Complete and utter rubbish.

What a smug response..."she is not a figure that they want or care about". Really? I'd like to see the market research to back that up, Hasbro. What kind of representative sampling did you perform? Feel comfortable speaking for all kids the whole world over do you?  ::)

Some schmoe in Production probably asked his 10 year old son if he was interested in a Satine figure and he said no so they closed the book.

It's like they're going out of their way to drive collectors out of this line. (What few of us there are)

How f-ing exciting was Admiral Yularen? Were the kids in your test group clamoring for that one? Yeah, his playability quotient was off the charts...guess that's why I see him stacked 6 deep in every store I go to nowadays.

I saw these this morning too for the first time, but they failed to restock any of the EU Wave.  :(

I really hope TRU gets their act together before Saturday, or that is going to be one pathetic endcap display.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Slave I?
« on: April 28, 2010, 12:47 PM »
I think that $65 price point is dead....but this seems like it would exceed the normal mid-size vehicle value, so I'd guess it would be somewhere around the $50 range, closer to the Gunship. I think size wise that is a decent comparison.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: April 27, 2010, 03:47 PM »
Great stuff!

I gotta say though, the packaging art is not growing on me. I guess everything pales next to the vintage motif.

I agree they're doing a great job with items in this price point...seems like they've found a way to adapt in the current economy.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: RC Hailfire Droid
« on: April 27, 2010, 03:43 PM »
Great pic...good to see some new sneak peeks.

I wonder if the Clone Pack-In will have the modified articulation ala Stone?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TCW 2010 Battlepacks
« on: April 26, 2010, 10:08 AM »
Anyone spot these at a Walmart yet?

Not a single one has shown up locally at TRU or Target, starting to get concerned...

I've seen a bunch between three TRUs. If you need, I could pick up for you.

hey, if you're still seeing these, shoot me a PM. I've officially given up on ever seeing these at a store around here. The delay is insufferable.

Yes, concept art Ki-Adi is everywhere down here, along with his unholy concubine Leesub Sirln. That whole wave is so overdone, it's sickening.

The Legacy Collection / Re: Legacy Wave 13 - Expanded Universe
« on: April 23, 2010, 04:23 PM »
I think I just missed this Wave today. Saw Shirtless Maul on the pegs, and 1 or 2 other repacks from that wave I suspect. I only got there 1 hour after opening and someone had already beaten me to it. The TRU across town had nothing.  :(

Vintage Kenner / Re: Restoring Playsets and Vehicles
« on: April 23, 2010, 04:20 PM »
Thanks, I've decided to abandon the whole idea though. I'm going to have to buy a whole new one, dammit.

The replacement sticker sheet I ordered off eBay arrived yesterday and they looked terrible. They are very poor, faded copies at best, not sharp reproductions at all, very disappointing.

This was the worst vintage purchase I have ever made, along with the Ewok village that was missing so many pieces I will likely never complete it.  >:(

I'm burned out on the whole thing right now...ugh.

Excellent...I'd be very happy with any one of these, although I am least enthusiastic about Ki-Adi because the Legacy figure is such a godawful pegwarmer around here. I'm just sick of seeing his mug.

And who exactly was Tarr Seirr again? Grievous fodder from the Tartakovsky series? It's been so long I can't recall.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: April 22, 2010, 09:54 AM »
Awesome Pete, nice work! I assume you scored those at Walmart?

I'm still clusterhunting all over for the new BP's, but during my travels I have noticed that there are no new figures around here anymore. I only saw the MagnaGuard 1 time, which was weeks ago.

No one seems to be restocking any of the 2010 waves anymore either. Walmart has still never gotten Wave 1, and Target has still never gotten Wave 3. Even Wave 2 has dried up aside from Snow Ani who seems to be the pegwarmer of the lot.

Tomorrow will mark 2 weeks since my check was cashed, so I'm hoping it won't take much longer.

The Legacy Collection / Re: Legacy Collection Comic Packs
« on: April 20, 2010, 02:23 AM »
If anyone is still after the Plourr Ilo and Dllr Nep Comic Pack, is offering the set to members for $17.50 shipped in the US. The only catch is that you have to register to the forums, but I guess you don't have to use the account. Take advantage of a decent offer to save yourself some coin!

That's actually a pretty shrewd idea. Too bad I can't access that site at work.  >:(

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: April 20, 2010, 02:21 AM »
The last new thing our TRU's got were the TCW Walmart Exclusive 2 packs.

Are they charging the same as what WM was when they had them?  I can't think of a single past exclusive that ended up getting dumped at a competitor.

I'm not sure...I'll try to check again today when I roll by there. I did notice that they didn't have the "Walmart Exclusive" sticker that the original batch came with.

I've heard of other WM exclusives getting dumped at Ross too, so apparently this is a recent trend.

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