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Years ago, there was a Target and a TRU that never stocked.  I walked through both of them three times a week, twice a day on the way to and from Grad school.

Eventually, I got so fed up, I started carrying little printed out cards I made that said "Please Stock The Star Wars Pegs," and on the back I had a list of assortments that were currrent.  I would hang these cards right on the pegs!

LOL, I've done that too...never thought to include the current case assortments though, that's a good idea. It did seem to work at the Target I was stalking at that time though.

Playing "musical pegs" with the figures is probably an exercise in futility, but it IS sort of an amusing game.

Chewie, I loved your story about this. = Winning!

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: March 23, 2011, 10:18 PM »
Well, I've officially succumbed to the Dark Side...bought my first carded EWOKS figures, Lady & King Gorneesh. God help me.

At least I only have four left to worry about, and they are not brutally expensive if you're not terribly choosy about the card condition, which I am not.

I could have gone the loose route but it's not that much more to go carded so I figured what the hell.

For DROIDS, I think carded is probably out. A few of those are crazy high.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: March 22, 2011, 08:05 PM »
I finally picked up the drum/seat for the Ewok Battle Wagon which I have been looking for forever. Now I just need the ladder and I am done with that set.

Starting to window shop for At-At's again, those thing have gone up noticeably in price even in the past few months.

They even put those black spacers on the pegs to keep the figures out at the front of the peg...  Like that somehow makes it look more full or something.

I HATE that's lazy, half-assed and deceptive. Walk on back to the stockroom and pull a fresh case to re-stock the pegs already. If you don't have any in the back, order more. Just don't try to fake like your pegs are all filled, with only 1-2 figures deep at each peg. That's weak sauce.

I make it a regular habit now of re-arranging all the figures from each line into the fewest # of pegs possible, so there is plenty of available space for new figures to be put out.

The sad thing is, we've seen (almost) nothing of what would follow this wave in the TCW line, so for all we know they will just take a few months off until SDCC as in the past. That pushes Jet back even further into limbo.

I'd love to see a whole "lost" wave for this summer with Jet, Hondo, Aayla, and even the Cad Bane in Disguise figure. How sweet would that be?

Case assortments and updated photos are available for this wave at EE. Commander Jet remains MIA.  :(

I don't recall what exactly the postcards said, but something to the effect that they were backordered. There was no mention of not being able to fill the existing orders to my knowledge.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero / Comic Book TV Development
« on: March 19, 2011, 05:33 PM »
Wow...I'm all in now.

You usually get repaints, some new parts on an old body, etc.  If new basics are $8.99 each, and battlepacks are $25-ish...  It's kind of unrealistic to expect 4 new figures in a set.

That's part of the purpose of the topic...  Creative thinking to make something people (or at least collectors) want, which also fits precedents for battlepacks like re-using molds, limited new tooling, etc.

Ok, repaints and kitbashing is the next best thing to "new" so that would be fine w/me. I just don't want to see any more straight repacks of previously carded figures, which I realize is not the direction they are heading with these things.

That's awesome Pete, apparently some people are already getting the Postcard of Ultimate Doom. (backordered)

I'm seeing a lot of whining online about the Aqua Droid not being able to stand up. For the record, I have not had this problem at all. I don't think it's a question of inferior material, the thing is just top heavy, so you have to pose accordingly. It has so much articulation it's really not that hard to find a spot that works. (IMHO)

Meh, something with NO re-packs would really be more of a step in the right direction, IMO. 4 all new figures.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Do You Display Your Vintage Figures?
« on: March 18, 2011, 09:02 AM »
I don't see what is the big deal...I see crappy custom Vlixes on ebay all the time. Many of them on repro cards too. I would never waste a cent on that shiite, but it doesn't bug me that it is out there.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: March 16, 2011, 01:31 PM »
I'm officially fine with it if they decide to cancel V now. I am sick of the writing on that show. Why do the good guys lose EVERY WEEK?!?!

I want a new show where humans are constantly kicking alien ass.

Nice of them to throw a few bones to the fans by killing off the hateful Tyler and Ryan, but it was too little, too late.

Where the hell has Marc Singer been the past 15 years? Dude is still money.

"I am Dar, of the Emurites. I seek the Jun Horde."


Vintage Kenner / Re: Do You Display Your Vintage Figures?
« on: March 16, 2011, 01:24 PM »

A custom based on a prototype for a canceled vintage figure.  In my opinion, it's the best one out there.  Fits right in with the regular vintage line.  Here's a photo of the original wax sculpt:

I thought so! That is amazing, man. Where did you find that? Was it very expensive? (AND HOW CAN I GET ONE?!?!)

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