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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: 2010 Swamp Speeder (Rumor)?
« on: December 9, 2009, 09:45 AM »
Correct me if I'm wrong, but how so? Doesn't everything that's not a figure (BP's, Mid sized ships, OT exclusives) have the same design with the clone troopers on? I know that the At-Te and Turbo Tank come with CW figures, but that still doesn't say to me that they're CW specific.

Well, one is clearly marked "The Legacy Collection" and one is marked "The Clone Wars". It's right on the front of the box above the photo and below the item name. The box size and coloring are very similar though.

The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Recent Legacy Purchases
« on: December 9, 2009, 09:37 AM »
Aw heck, I went ahead and bought Willrow and Zuckuss from the new ESB Wave. I sort of hate spending $$ on TLC stuff that I really don't need, but there's nothing else new out right now and I miss buying new toys. $12 was hard to pass up too.

I love the insider geek appeal of Willrow, I brought him to the office today to set up next to my computer.

Zuckuss is just one of my all time favorite characters. I am actually thinking about starting a Zuckuss focus, since I already have the vintage fig and 12" version.

The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Legacy Collection Comic Packs
« on: December 9, 2009, 09:33 AM »
Stop the teasing. Lets get 'em in the stores.

Apparently Hasbro just announced these are not shipping until 2010.   :(


The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: 2010 Swamp Speeder (Rumor)?
« on: December 9, 2009, 09:31 AM »
Interesting, because I don't really view a ship as belonging to one line or the other unless it's specifically from the cartoon. In fact, Hasbro designs them that way. The only ships I haven't picked up are the ones specific to the cartoon.

I see what you're saying, appearance-wise they are mostly functional with either line, but they're definitely packaged and split along specific lines. It does make me wonder though why they don't make the vehicles some kind of generic hybrid packaging, to appeal equally to both types of collectors. I would hate it from a financial POV, but it would be a shrewd marketing tactic on Hasbro's part.

I'm going to have to go back and watch ROTS again, because i have NO recollection of this speeder from the movie.

Vintage Kenner / Re: New To Vintage Collecting? Some Tips!
« on: December 9, 2009, 09:22 AM »
Yep, I am in the process of completing my vintage playset run right now. I lost all of the cardboard backdrops and somehow missed 1 or 2 of those altogether. (Cloud City?!?!)

If you scan through some of the older threads in this forum, there is a wealth of information to be found. I know I have read about the decaying foam issue before. There is replacement foam available, but it is not the same as the vintage stuff, so to me it is a poor substitute. You might check around on eBay, I believe I have run across some on there.

I have the same problem with the foam in my Death Star trash compactor. It literally crumbles in your hand if you touch it now.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 11 (aka 2010 Wave 1)
« on: December 8, 2009, 09:39 AM »
Interesting. So is the guy who sends JD the pictures the same guy that just posted these on eBay? Or are people just "borrowing" the images?

I do recall seeing the Vebb image here first, but at the time it was a random posting and not tied to an eBay auction. I guess we are making progress though!

I guess the next step will be seeing these in stock at the e-tailers.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: 2010 Swamp Speeder (Rumor)?
« on: December 8, 2009, 09:30 AM »
I just hope they decide to release this as part of the TCW line. Seems like a perfect fit.

Does it matter?  ;)

can't...resist...taking...bait...  ;D

Yep, it matters. 2 reasons, both selfish. First, I only collect TCW stuff, I don't care for the TLC figures, although the ships are cool. But I am a super-strict collector in terms of my focus and what I will spend $$ on. No mixing and matching, TCW uber alles. Second, I just think it's a cool ship and would love to see this in the animated show wreaking havoc in all its glory. If they make a toy of it for that line it increases the likelihood we'll actually get to see that thing in action.

This wave has hit here in VA too...I saw Willrow, Zuckuss etc at my local Wally last night. $6 isn't shabby either.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 11 (aka 2010 Wave 1)
« on: December 8, 2009, 09:22 AM »
According to JTA there are more loose images showing up on eBay, even a carded Vebb figure! They are speculating that these are likely to hit retail soon...oh, let it be true!

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: December 8, 2009, 09:20 AM »
Got my vintage Hoth Ice Planet playset in the mail yesterday...the cardboard backdrop was all I really needed and it looks great. Very pleased with this one.

It still seems messed up to me that I can pick up all these playsets and vehicles cheaper than the remaining figures I need.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Wow - Vintage eBay Auctions
« on: December 8, 2009, 09:18 AM »
That was a pretty rough looking card...I'm glad my collecting sickness does not extend that deeply. Collecting carded stuff would be a nightmare right now.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: December 7, 2009, 08:39 PM »
Ok, one more down...I hunted down the variant Droopy w/silver mic stand and black clarinet today. That leaves me with 9 basic figs and 10 variants to complete the collection. (although 6 of those variants ain't happening anytime soon short of a financial windfall)

I'm doing a comprehensive review now of Gus' variant list posted elsewhere in this forum, but so far I feel pretty good with the group I settled on to begin with. Not sure I will be adding much, if any, to the Master List.

I'm all psyched for knocking out the Droids next though!

The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Recent Legacy Purchases
« on: December 7, 2009, 11:54 AM »
Got the loose figures from the upcoming Walmart sets I wanted:
Plour and Dllr (both great) Rom (great head sculpt, looks very much like Tagge, body is awful-a mishmash of Sunbers legs and Ozzels! top painted bottle green with a heavy dark wash, made me sick in my mouth a little) IG-97 (Eh, not a uninteresting figure, same body as Geonosis commander, very stiff joints) And General Weir (glad to have him to lead my evo Storm commandos, but he suffers from bad pin-hotheadedness) . Not a great bunch altogether, but more Rogues is always good.

Where did you manage to procure all of those? eBay?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: 2010 Swamp Speeder (Rumor)?
« on: December 7, 2009, 09:42 AM »
I love it...totally mini-rig. I just hope they decide to release this as part of the TCW line. Seems like a perfect fit.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Separatist Droid Gunship (Rumor)?
« on: December 5, 2009, 07:29 PM »
Am I the only one who thinks this is going to show up in the TCW line? It is mega cool either way, but this seems like something we are likely to see on the show this season at some point.

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