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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Toy Fair 2010!
« on: January 8, 2010, 03:24 PM »
I want to see the Twilight, Republic Shuttle, Separatist SuperTank, or some other big vehicle in the TCW line that isn't a Y-Wing or Gunship re-paint.

If TLC is getting an AT-AT, Hasbro damn sure better have something comparable up their sleeves for the animated line.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: January 8, 2010, 10:22 AM »
I scored a minty POTF Barada last night, but it does not include the collector's coin, so I am going to have to hunt that down separately. (dammit) It is hard to find auctions on eBay where the coins are included. Of course, when I actually tried buying them separately, EVERY auction for those figures seemed to include the coins. So I really can't win.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Want to Laugh Hard?
« on: January 7, 2010, 12:23 PM »
Seems like a pointless business model to me. Anybody liable to stumble across that site on the internet would do much better just listing their stuff on eBay.

I don't think they're likely to get much action from the octogenarian set.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 12 (aka 2010 Wave 2)
« on: January 6, 2010, 10:27 AM »
These latest pics look even better than the first batch. (Why does a strategy droid need a pistol though?)

I just wish it wasn't going to be 3 more months before we see these in stores...

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: January 6, 2010, 10:25 AM »
Yep, it was that local shop again. He's also carrying some nice mint paint variants for some of the figures too, like the rebel soldier, dengar and a few more that I can't remember.

If there was a shop like that here, I would LIVE there.

About how much did the VC Jawa set you back? $300 ballpark or better/worse?

That's an awesome score.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: January 5, 2010, 08:47 PM »
Scored Vader's TIE fighter last night for a decent price. I really only needed the wings but I went for the whole thing since the electronics were in 100% working order and that is somewhat rare. That's the last ANH vehicle I needed, except for some replacement TIE parts and maybe an upgrade X-wing. (Mine is shedding stickers badly)

I really am going all out to complete the vintage collection this year, outside of the super-pricey variants at least. As of Jan 1st I have exactly 30 items on my "short-list" to round out my vintage line. (11 figs, 8 vehicles, 9 playsets and 2 mini-rigs) I figure it is realistic to average an item per week (until I get down to the really expensive stuff at least - Yakface, Cloud City, etc) so I am aiming for a September close-out target.

Here's to getting the best of my completism in 2010!

The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Big Items of the Future!
« on: January 4, 2010, 04:26 PM »
Sigh...$100 would be a perfect price point for a large scale Separatist shuttle for the TCW line, or the Twilight.

The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / 2010
« on: January 4, 2010, 10:15 AM »
It sure will be fun when all the vintage purist guys see those 2010/2011 prequel movie waves using their hallowed cardback.   :-X

We are NOT amused.

So, here's hoping everyone got their orders from Toyrocket:



The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 11 (aka 2010 Wave 1)
« on: January 4, 2010, 10:05 AM »
Bump for 2010; according to all sources this Wave should be out now.

Seems like an opportune time to start my first "WHERE THE F ARE THE NEW TOYS" rant of the year.  ;D

This Wave has been around since SDCC, so I figure they may as well go ahead and put 'em out. Last new TCW wave was what, 3-4 MONTHS ago? (!)

I'm officially jonesing for new swag.

Yeah, it does get confusing with so much "recycling" going on in the various lines.

I guess I tend to think of re-packs more like something that has already been released in that line previously, and ONLY the packaging is different.

I fully agree there is no justification for jacking the prices on these things so they are out of line with similar items. (ala TRU and Ponds)

I would hope that with the 100% re-pack nature of these two sets, it will mean that TRU simply has two sets to sell at their $17.99 price point for the deluxe line that WalMart and Target can't get.

Is the STAP with Battle Droid really a re-pack? It looks like an update to the original TCW STAP that came with the B'Omarr BP. At least the Paint apps are updated from what I can tell. I can't say for sure if they did anything with the droid though because the pic resolution is not so great.

Got these today, 2 of each. Wonderful choices(Bit so-so on the Spacetrooper) and really great use of parts and spectacular paint jobs, really good. Poped a second Jaina head on a female X-Winger, so got that covered. Used the spare Jacen body with Comic Lumiya Lukes head for a different outfit. A spare Whipid and Togruta won't go astray either. :)

Just to clarify, so my blood pressure won't skyrocket, you mean you got these IN THE MAIL today, right? You didn't just walk into Walmart and see them on the pegs or anything did you?

Did you? :o

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TRU STAP w/Battledroid Deluxe
« on: December 30, 2009, 11:45 AM »
YEAH! This is marvelous!

I've never even heard a whisper of this STAP exclusive before...awesome alert! I can't tell from the picture, but I assume this is going to come with updated Paint Apps from the version included with the B'Omarr Monastery BP?

I wonder when TRU will have these up on their website...

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: December 30, 2009, 11:42 AM »

January is going to be a great month for the TCW line...these both look awesome and I can't wait for them to start showing up at retail!

Why no pics of the AT-RT set though? I am super psyched for that one and it is supposed to be in this same wave.

Thanks for posting those photos Mods!

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