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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: March 15, 2010, 12:29 PM »
Roron Corobb, apologies for the spelling.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 13 (aka 2010 Wave 3)
« on: March 15, 2010, 12:27 PM »
I see Brian's Toys now has this Wave in stock.

2 of them are $15.99, and 2 of them are $19.99.  ::)

How do those guys sleep at night?


Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: March 15, 2010, 12:23 PM »
Snagged a nice vintage Anakin last night for less than $10. Hooray bargain shopping.

Less than 20 items to go now!

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TCW 2010 Battlepacks
« on: March 12, 2010, 02:23 PM »
We got these in... maybe a month ago?  Pretty unremarkable as far as new stuff goes.  Hopefully they'll be good for kids, because I wasn't able to squint and find a good reason to open a set yet.

Yeah, I've been wondering what was taking them so long to hit retail outlets...that's a pretty good lag, IMO.

I wasn't planning on buying these originally but now I want them more or less because I know there is nothing else coming out between now and August except for TCW Wave 3, which is still a month off.

I was 0-4 for Targets on my lunch run. Maybe I'll have better luck tonight~

The Legacy Collection / Re: Legacy Collection Comic Packs
« on: March 12, 2010, 09:46 AM »
Ok, it's officially on now...the 2 Walmart exclusive packs have been spotted in the wild! (Yes, actual brick and mortars)

JTA has the skinny on their front page. Go get 'em!

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TCW 2010 Battlepacks
« on: March 12, 2010, 09:44 AM »
Is there a new/unique DCPI code for this wave?

I just checked the Target website but of course neither BP is listed yet.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TCW 2010 Battlepacks
« on: March 11, 2010, 11:12 PM »
Wow, thanks, that is great to hear! I was wondering where they would hit first...

Back on the Hunt!

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: March 10, 2010, 10:19 PM »
Picked up a nice vintage B-Wing earlier this bid won out by 23 cents.  ;D

I keep telling myself to slow down, but I'm so close to the end now it's hard to hold back. This is going to be the year no question.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: March 9, 2010, 10:43 AM »
Scored a vintage TIE Interceptor last night on eBay, a bit pricey but not out of hand. Looks to be in good condition at least. I never had this as a kid, so a good get.

The Legacy Collection / Re: Legacy Collection Comic Packs
« on: March 9, 2010, 10:13 AM »
Lucas seems to feel the comics and basically anything outside the current CW series is useless to him

Awesome, I have something in common with The Maker!  ;D

I have asked this question all over and have never gotten a solid response:

Has anyone READ that comic with the supposedly objectionable material? What's the deal? Profanity and sex are non-existent in the SW universe, and I don't see how the violence aspect could be that objectionable, so I'm dying of curiosity what could be so controversial?

The Legacy Collection / Re: Funeral Pyre Vader w/ Luke
« on: March 9, 2010, 10:07 AM »
I think Adam Pawlus just answered a question about this on GH yesterday, did not sound optimistic.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: March 9, 2010, 10:04 AM »
It's really great to see the deluxes getting a little more love and not continuing their [sic] existence as a bunch of repacks.

Agreed, wish we could say the same about the 2010 Battle Packs though...

Yeah, that photo array has me totally confused. Rex is listed as both TCW 50 and TCW 51. Appears to be a mix of cards...

I love the Bane figure, would have liked to have seen that included in the next wave.

How far down the line are they going to stick him though? He was not pictured with Wave 4 either.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TRU Exclusive Nikto Guard?
« on: March 5, 2010, 09:37 AM »
Still, what if there's nothing you want?  That makes it even worse really. :)

It's a long drought on new things for some time it seems...  at least as Legacy goes.

This was the exact problem I had with the Ponds release. The timing was horrible. They had already released all their other exclusives and other new stuff before Ponds ever hit the shelves, so there was never anything I needed to get him free. I had to pay full retail price as a penalty for not waiting around to buy the other stuff.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Hyena Bomber
« on: March 5, 2010, 09:34 AM »
This looks OK, but I think that they should have made a cockpit for a Battle Droid.  I know that that isn't accurate, but by making the ship interact with a figure, it enhances the playability.  These things should function as toys first.

I get your point Mike, and in general I agree, but I think two things kind of work against this one...

First, it's not really got a compartment big enough for a figure...  At least if we're comparing it (assuming here) to the current droid vulture fighter anyway.  I'm guessing the body is about the same thickness between the two, and the "heads" are the same size, which leaves little to no room for a battledroid to sit anywhere.

The other thing is they go out of their way designing these to transform nicely and be poseable too, so I think that nixes the real need for the cockpit feature.  I mean, as a kid, I think I'd like the big assed transformed droid better really.

Nothing against cockpits (if they're hidden like on the snail tank) or anything, I agree with the sentiment they add something, but on the droid fighter they'd have to compromise the sculpt to make it thick enough, and possibly the pull-out head for the droid's walking feature as well.

I love this thing...I could never quite figure out the difference between it and the Vulture Droid though, aside from the 2 heads.

There was a recent Q&A question alluding to this and I believe they said something to the effect that either this or the HMP would be out this year and the other would be out in 2011.

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