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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars AT-TE
« on: November 5, 2009, 10:40 AM »
Limit 10 per customer. (no lie!)

I don't even need another one but would buy it for that price just for the heck of it. That's amazing!

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: November 5, 2009, 10:39 AM »
I honestly have no idea at this point. When I hold my Ug up to the one I got recently, the aprons appear to be nearly identical. (Nowhere near like the picture you posted) The Seller SWEARS he sent me the Blue version, but it does not seem to match the photo from his auction. On the other hand, he has been very responsive and seemingly willing to help, so I don't think it's an outright scam either. I guess I'm going to just have to keep buying these until I can find one that actually looks blue to me.

I just know I'm going to have the same problem with the Klaatu variant. (Grey limbs? Tan limbs? Ugh...)

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: November 4, 2009, 11:14 PM »
Yeah, the two I have are practically identical, nowhere near as differentiated as in the pic above. I think I can return it minus the shipping, which is better than nothing, I guess. I already have a bid out on another Blue Uggie from a different seller that again, has a photo which looks very blue to me. Let's hope it's not just my monitor again.  ::)

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Two Discussion Thread
« on: November 4, 2009, 10:24 PM »
Landing at Point Rain: wow.

That's all I got to say right now. 

Dude, second that.

But I got plenty more to say.  ;D


And simply the best, over the top battle sequences ever depicted in an animated program that I can ever remember. I had read beforehand how they wanted to capture that Battle of Omaha Beach feel and man they nailed it. Utter carnage!

SO MUCH outstanding detail...from the wise-ass crack about how the bugs couldn't shoot straight right before the gunship exploded to the Clone Trooper gunning down the still flaming Geonosian warrior on that rocky precipice.

It just absolutely does not get any better than this for me. I LOVE the tactical stuff, seeing how they deploy the heavy equipment, finally getting to see some of these awesome vehicles in full action, the strategy from the heavy cruisers all the way down to the infantry.

I just hope we get a lot more of the same for the next 3 episodes in this arc.

Oh, and next week - Barriss Offee!!!

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW "Epic Encounter" Ultimate BP
« on: November 4, 2009, 09:59 PM »
Thanks Jayson.

Hello, eBay!

Ugh, the shipping on this thing is going to be brutal...

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW "Epic Encounter" Ultimate BP
« on: November 3, 2009, 07:55 PM »

Scum has a new update on this tonight. Hi-Res Package art, but not much detail about where or when to look for this.

I think I'm going to have to submit this as a question to Hasbro for the full poop.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: November 3, 2009, 02:42 PM »
TRU had the latest wave of TCW repacks on the shelf. (Actually still in the case, waiting to be shelved) CW24-29, if anyone is interested.

No new BP's, no Wave 10.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: November 2, 2009, 01:09 PM »
Thanks dude, I can't see those pics at work but will inspect closely tonight to compare.

I actually have one from my youth, and the one I just got appears identical, so I'm hoping there is some kind of noticeable difference with the "Skittles' Variant.

The photo on the auction though, looked much bluer than what I got though. That is the main reason I am frustrated. Maybe it is just a really subtle difference though.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: November 2, 2009, 10:39 AM »
One more down...Blue Apron Ugnaught.

This is killing me.  >:(

I finally got the Ble Apron Ugnaught, opened it, and what do I find but the purple apron version. Looks nothing like the pic on the auction.

So of course I write the seller to complain and he says "no, that IS the blue apron version. The purple variant is an even darker shade of purple". WTF?!?!

Are people just color-blind or can they really not tell the difference between blue and purple? I feel like I got totally hosed, and am trying to figure out how to get my money back now.

I've been on eBay over 10 years and the worst experiences I have had by far are with people dealing vintage SW merchandise. There is just something inherently shady about the whole enterprise.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: October 31, 2009, 10:25 PM »
Yep, I've just seen pics up of the new TCW wave too, not sure from where. Looks like there's going to be plenty of new toy love to spread around this week!


I think the Twilight would be a great addition to the bigger vehicle line-up though, and if they delivered something real spiffy I may cave, but for $100 I really don't think they'd pull something off I was totally happy with.

I agree with you 100% on that one. I think the Twilight would be an excellent, and logical, choice for that price range. As far as TCW, I don't think there are a lot of compelling candidates for big toys left, except for maybe the Republic Attack Shuttle.

I would not be surprised to see the Twilight in 2010 if the show continues to hold strong.


I also would love to speak my mind to a rep next time I see one. However, I don't see the sense in trying to get the employees punished. Frankly, that seems juvenile and makes collectors look bad. You cannot expect the employees to know and keep up with 3 barely different packages, especially when the day before they could have been working clothes or food. I'm sure even the toy managers have more to worry about than keeping Star Wars figures on the correct pegs. If Star Wars was the only toy line, there would be no excuse, but unfortunately that is not the case.

 I see your point, and I don't really want anyone to be punished either, but I do want managers held accountable if they are choosing reshuffling over reordering, because that's just lazy. I am sure hat is the case with some of these stores.

Pete - you are my freaking hero. Post of the year!

What a great story, I would KILL for an opportunity like that. Just to be able to express the myriad problems to someone in a position like that is priceless.

What a great insight into the Walmart drone mindset too. Now I am even more determined to rearrange the pegs every time I go there and leave them with a huge, gaping empty spot where new figs should be. I hope someone DOES get in trouble for that.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Purchases
« on: October 30, 2009, 12:55 PM »
The rumor is false.

Just thought I'd second that statement. A buddy at another site found this wave at a TRU in upstate NY, so they are in the US and in B&M stores.

Greg, awesome post - thanks a ton for that info. That makes 1 new fig wave, 1 new BP, and 2 new Deluxe Vehicle Fig sets for TCW line spotted at a TRU today. (I assume you buddy's find was recent?)

Yep, I picked a great week to bitch and moan about the lack of new product.  ::)

Oh yeah, we were due for some East Coast love.  :D

If anyone finds this BP, please post the UPC or item # code in here so I can call around and see if any of the other VA TRU's got 'em in stock.

It's not listed on the TRU website yet, so I don't have a place to look this up.

Thanks! Good hunting!

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