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The Vintage Collection / Re: TVC will fail...
« on: September 28, 2010, 12:19 PM »
I have one of every individually carded figure they have made. 

Really? Where do you store them? That seems like it would take up an enormous amount of space.

I've often wondered if there were any collectors out there who literally bought EVERYTHING in the 3&3/4" line. I mean a straight-up, 100% completist, including all variants, re-packs, etc.

I bet no one at Habsro can even make that claim.

Does look cool...looking forward to seeing some pics of that other set too, since IG-88 is all new.

IG-86 is a repaint I believe, nothing "new" there.

In the same sense that Ziro's Assassin droid was a repaint of the previous version? Or is this more of a straight re-pack?

I'm cool if the paint apps are unique, that's "new" enough for me.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TRU Exclusive Nikto Guard?
« on: September 28, 2010, 12:13 PM »
Aw yeah, snagged my Nikto Guard today, courtest of the neighborhood TRU. Looked like they had about 5-6 on the pegs at least.

I found it interesting the cards all had a reinforced J-hook. Wish all the figs featured that, but I guess that's the kind of premium packaging you can only get for $10.99.  ::)

He DOES have a tiny head too. Must look better with the cowl.

Wait, so neither guy actually has a face? Well, that's one way to keep the sculpting costs down.

Does look cool...looking forward to seeing some pics of that other set too, since IG-88 is all new.

Great pics, mods!

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: September 27, 2010, 11:22 AM »
Went back out this morning to hunt down Goji, and sure enough, found him on the pegs at 1 of the 2 local Targets that had no Wave 3 on Friday when I last checked. Only 1 there, but it was on a decent card, so a definite keeper.

Now I just need that Nikto Guard and I am back to being all caught up.  ;D

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: September 27, 2010, 09:45 AM »
Gotta love this latest rumor list from RS:

Aqua Droid
Barriss Offee
Captain Rex with Jetpack
Clone Commander Wolfe
Clone Trooper 7 ARF
Clone Trooper (Stealth Ops)
Clone Trooper with Riot Gear
Echo (Sgt. Bric Armor)
Eeth Koth
Red Leader
Saesee Tiin
Savage Oppress

No, I don't need 65 more clones, but I'm loving me some Barriss Offee, El-Les, and Seripas!

Echo in Brain-boy's armor? Guess this means ole Bric will be in at least 1 more episode this season.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: September 27, 2010, 09:42 AM »
I don't think it was absolutely neccessary to create an episode with Baron Papinoida. I think it was a nice way for Lucas to make a cameo in ROTS, but to now see that character explained takes away a bit from the special cameo George made.


Was there a character in Friday's episode by that name? If so, I completely missed it. Who was it? I've never even heard the name before...

Not a bad episode, but fairly unremarkable. I did notice that they continue to go back and forth on their pronunciation of Twi'lek. (I really think it should be a long "I" there, as in "Bene Tleilax", rather than a short "EE" sound - that just sounds wimpy)

I'm completely ready for them to resume the "current" timeline. I think we've dabbled in the past long enough.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 17 (aka Fall 2010 Wave 3)
« on: September 27, 2010, 09:34 AM »
meh - relax.  the holiday shopping season is upon us.  that will clear the glut of all the pegwarmering figures fo sho.

In September? I think that's a little early. And I think we all know what an added challenge it is trying to snag new figures in that craziness. Would rather not wait until Nov/Dec to buy something that is out now. (assuming I could even find it that much later)

I'm not voicing any concerns others have not already noted about the TVC line and the upcoming ROTJ Wave. We're nearly 2 months past the August relaunch, and 90% of everything you see around town is still those first waves. I think that's going to make it difficult to keep the waves refreshed every 6 weeks like they have talked about. When the new stuff does come out, it's usually a single case at best.

I also think it's all but confirmed that some retail outlets are just skipping certain waves all together. Did anyone ever see TCW Wave 2 at Target? I think they went straight from 1.5 to 3.

Wave 2 literally hit here for like 2 days, and only at a small handful of Walmarts. Maybe there will be a resurgence down the line, but I hate to pin my hopes on that kind of thinking. I haven't seen any sign of those figures for weeks now.

It would be great if TRU got the Wave 3 figs in this week so I could take advantage of that 2 for $11.99 sale, but I'm not holding my breath.

edit: Nevermind, found Goji this morning at 1 of the 2 local Targets that did not restock on Friday. Woot!

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 17 (aka Fall 2010 Wave 3)
« on: September 26, 2010, 10:23 PM »
Given the fact that I never saw TCW Wave 2 again outside of the first 2 days it hit, and then only in 2 stores, I am thinking I may have already missed scoring my Goji.  :'(

I hit every remaining Target this weekend and ZILCH. Even the remnants are gone. If TRU doesn't get these in this week, I think I am probably out of luck on him.

Really frustrating, because everywhere I turn I see a ridiculous glut of Wave 1/1.5. They clearly over-saturated and now the backlog is squeezing out any chance of finding the later waves, which appear to be shipping in greatly reduced numbers. (At least so far)

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TRU Exclusive Nikto Guard?
« on: September 26, 2010, 10:18 PM »
That's cool, I did not know they would do that. Seems like a service they should promote a little more.

I'm still leery of their shipping though...I ordered some stuff from them back in late July and it arrived pretty well beaten up. I had to exchange most of the stuff in the order actually. Apparently they have no knowledge of "bubble wrap" and everything just smashes up together inside the box.

I'm content to wait another week or two and grab this in the store, but then again I live like a mile away so it's no hassle.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 17 (aka Fall 2010 Wave 3)
« on: September 25, 2010, 09:17 AM »
Found a mintier Flamethrower Clone at another Target last night, so I was able to swap out that for the R2 I did not need.  ;D

But yet again, I missed Goji. Hmmm, three strikes so far, not a good sign.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: September 24, 2010, 03:21 PM »
Found TCW Wave 3 remnants today as well, at 2 different Targets. No sign of Goji at either one though, and the Flamethrower Clone will have to be an opener as the card is dinged. So I still need MOC versions of those 2 guys.

I did notice that I appear to have $5 Clone cash in both the Ki-Adi and Flamethrower Clone figures I picked up. I could see the small blue paper with "5" in the corner, which I assume is what that is.

At least I can use one of those. Ki-Adi is minty and will remain forever encased within his bubble.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 17 (aka Fall 2010 Wave 3)
« on: September 24, 2010, 03:18 PM »
Went back out for another round (1 TRU, 2 Walmarts, 2 Targets) and found R2-D2 (TCW 27) from this wave. I bought him, but after reading the back panel description, which references the movie, I am pretty much convinced this is just a straight re-pack as others have noted.

No matter, I can always swap him out for Goji when I finally find that guy, or another Flame Trooper.

Only a couple of Targets left to hit around here, hoping one will have the rest of what I need so I can call it a weekend. I hate hunting on weekends.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: September 24, 2010, 12:05 PM »
Found a lone TVC ROTS Wave Clone Trooper on the pegs at Target of all places. I'm thinking "return" as I have heard nothing about this wave making it to the shelves there yet.

I went ahead and bought it for the last UPC I need for Boba. Yeehaw.

If anyone wants this thing, minus the UPC, PM me.  ;D

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 17 (aka Fall 2010 Wave 3)
« on: September 24, 2010, 12:03 PM »
That was me. 

Congrats dude, your post inspired me to resume The Hunt. I found TCW Wave 3 remnants at one of our local Targets this morning - a minty Ki-Adi and a slightly dinged Flamethrower Clone which will become my opener.

No sign of Goji or R2.  :(  But I have at least 5-6 more Targets to hit up before the day is through, so I remain optimistic.

Oh, I also found a lone Clone Trooper from the TVC ROTS wave...weird. Possibly a return? Have not heard of this wave making it to Target yet so I was surprised. I bought him for the hell of it just so I could snag the last remaining UPC I need for my mailaway Boba.

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