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The Vintage Collection / Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 13
« on: February 12, 2011, 07:36 PM »
Why did Nom Anor look nothing like the version they showed in the slide show? The thing I saw on display looked like some cheesy Skeletor knock-off.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: February 12, 2011, 07:33 PM »
Yeah, what episode did the Trandoshan ride that speeder? No recollection of that.

This was the only part of the line that had any actual surprises. We saw no other new figures or vehicles.

They are all insanely cool though, best stuff they are doing right now, IMO, even if they are getting a little derivative.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 22 (Spring 2011 Wave 3)
« on: February 12, 2011, 07:31 PM »
Was Colt shown in their display? I don't think I saw him...

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wave Wave 21 (Spring 2011 Wave 2)
« on: February 12, 2011, 07:30 PM »
Thought I spied Jet in that line-up. Freaking sweet!

What's up with their waves this year though? They have messed up three or four of them now at this point, after smooth sailing most all of last year. The numbering is a mess.

Did they give time frames for this wave versus Wave 3? One of them better be March...

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars RC Republic Tank
« on: February 12, 2011, 07:28 PM »
I'm curious to see if the Republic tank is the current vehicle retooled or a new ship then.  That'll determine if I buy at this point.  I liked the Hailfire but I liked its design better.

From the pics I saw at Yakface, it appears to be a different sculpt, like the original version on steroids. The rear guns look much more impressive.

I wish they could have at least tweaked the paint job for the pack-in figure.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 20 (aka 2011 Wave 1?)
« on: February 12, 2011, 07:25 PM »
I saw them yesterday at TRU as well, so it might be worth checking them all.

It's a decent wave, but probably the least exciting of this year. It only gets better from here!

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Jedi Turbo Speeder
« on: February 12, 2011, 07:24 PM »
How deep are your pockets?

Deep enough to buy every single Clone Wars toy they have ever made, or ever will make.  ;D

I got my shipping confirmation on this today. Should be here early next week.

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2010 "Vintage" Collection Wave 4 - AotC
« on: February 11, 2011, 12:56 PM »
Thanks again for the info, Smash, That really helped me out. I dug around and saw that they threw the new TCW Jedi Turbo Speeder up as well, so I bit on that one immediately. I'm psyched to have this months before it shows up in stores.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Jedi Turbo Speeder
« on: February 11, 2011, 12:54 PM »
This is In Stock and available to order now from Hasbro Toy Shop!  ;D

I ordered one immediately, came to $34.71 with tax, shipping, etc. Wish I had a valid promo code but oh well.

I'm paying $10 over MSRP, but I just don't feel like waiting til late spring on this thing. Considering I bought the Droid Gunship and Tri-Fighter back in December and they have yet to show up at retail, I think it's a good call.

Even better if the thing actually shows up in pristine shape - I won't even have to exchange it.

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2010 "Vintage" Collection Wave 4 - AotC
« on: February 11, 2011, 12:03 PM »
HTS is adding these to their site for....   $8.99 a pop....    :-X   So far the have the Senate Guard, the Droid, and Kit.

I think this price might be where I start drawing the line from ordering from HTS.    :(

Interesting, I was just on there this morning and didn't see 'em in the "New to hasbro" section, but I'm definitely checking back now. They had plenty of THOR swag though...


The Vintage Collection / Re: Toy Fair 2011
« on: February 11, 2011, 09:13 AM »
Seems a little quiet the past few days in advance of Toy Fair this weekend. No new leaks, no rumor reports, etc.

When should we expect the news to start breaking? Hasbro does their presentation Saturday, right?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Archer on fX
« on: February 11, 2011, 09:09 AM »
"Give back the bunny, Lenny"  ;D

They are frigging roaring out of the gate this year. I can't believe I missed last week's episode.

That episode had everything - Carol/Cheryl, Pam, the Doctor, Woodhouse, pure gold.

WTF is Maggie Wheeler though?

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: February 11, 2011, 09:05 AM »
Well, he must do something pretty spectaular to leapfrog over Admiral Yularen, who is still alive as of ANH. If he goes from Captain to Grand Moff, dude must have done something besides kiss-ass. I would hope the TCW arc explores that and shows why he is able to ascend ranks so rapidly in the coming years.

Maybe he is coming real soon... 


Complete awesomeness!!!

TVC or not, they HAVE to do an animated Tarkin. Heck, if they can double-dip for Barriss, they could support Tarkins in two lines as well.

Thanks for that news!

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2012 - "One EU Figure In Every Wave"
« on: February 10, 2011, 09:08 AM »
Allow me to fire the opening salvo.  ;D

This is great for trawling out much needed figures from Droids, Ewoks, and the Holiday Special.

But do they really need all those slots for D-list schmoes from the comics, novels, and video games?  :P

(runs for cover)

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