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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: January 5, 2010, 08:47 PM »
Scored Vader's TIE fighter last night for a decent price. I really only needed the wings but I went for the whole thing since the electronics were in 100% working order and that is somewhat rare. That's the last ANH vehicle I needed, except for some replacement TIE parts and maybe an upgrade X-wing. (Mine is shedding stickers badly)

I really am going all out to complete the vintage collection this year, outside of the super-pricey variants at least. As of Jan 1st I have exactly 30 items on my "short-list" to round out my vintage line. (11 figs, 8 vehicles, 9 playsets and 2 mini-rigs) I figure it is realistic to average an item per week (until I get down to the really expensive stuff at least - Yakface, Cloud City, etc) so I am aiming for a September close-out target.

Here's to getting the best of my completism in 2010!

The Vintage Collection / Re: Big Items of the Future!
« on: January 4, 2010, 04:26 PM »
Sigh...$100 would be a perfect price point for a large scale Separatist shuttle for the TCW line, or the Twilight.

The Vintage Collection / 2010
« on: January 4, 2010, 10:15 AM »
It sure will be fun when all the vintage purist guys see those 2010/2011 prequel movie waves using their hallowed cardback.   :-X

We are NOT amused.

So, here's hoping everyone got their orders from Toyrocket:



The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 11 (aka 2010 Wave 1)
« on: January 4, 2010, 10:05 AM »
Bump for 2010; according to all sources this Wave should be out now.

Seems like an opportune time to start my first "WHERE THE F ARE THE NEW TOYS" rant of the year.  ;D

This Wave has been around since SDCC, so I figure they may as well go ahead and put 'em out. Last new TCW wave was what, 3-4 MONTHS ago? (!)

I'm officially jonesing for new swag.

The Legacy Collection / Re: Legacy Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: December 31, 2009, 12:10 PM »
Yeah, it does get confusing with so much "recycling" going on in the various lines.

I guess I tend to think of re-packs more like something that has already been released in that line previously, and ONLY the packaging is different.

I fully agree there is no justification for jacking the prices on these things so they are out of line with similar items. (ala TRU and Ponds)

The Legacy Collection / Re: Legacy Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: December 30, 2009, 12:06 PM »
I would hope that with the 100% re-pack nature of these two sets, it will mean that TRU simply has two sets to sell at their $17.99 price point for the deluxe line that WalMart and Target can't get.

Is the STAP with Battle Droid really a re-pack? It looks like an update to the original TCW STAP that came with the B'Omarr BP. At least the Paint apps are updated from what I can tell. I can't say for sure if they did anything with the droid though because the pic resolution is not so great.

Got these today, 2 of each. Wonderful choices(Bit so-so on the Spacetrooper) and really great use of parts and spectacular paint jobs, really good. Poped a second Jaina head on a female X-Winger, so got that covered. Used the spare Jacen body with Comic Lumiya Lukes head for a different outfit. A spare Whipid and Togruta won't go astray either. :)

Just to clarify, so my blood pressure won't skyrocket, you mean you got these IN THE MAIL today, right? You didn't just walk into Walmart and see them on the pegs or anything did you?

Did you? :o

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TRU STAP w/Battledroid Deluxe
« on: December 30, 2009, 11:45 AM »
YEAH! This is marvelous!

I've never even heard a whisper of this STAP exclusive before...awesome alert! I can't tell from the picture, but I assume this is going to come with updated Paint Apps from the version included with the B'Omarr Monastery BP?

I wonder when TRU will have these up on their website...

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: December 30, 2009, 11:42 AM »

January is going to be a great month for the TCW line...these both look awesome and I can't wait for them to start showing up at retail!

Why no pics of the AT-RT set though? I am super psyched for that one and it is supposed to be in this same wave.

Thanks for posting those photos Mods!

The Legacy Collection / Re: Legacy Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: December 29, 2009, 01:03 PM »
Wow - awesome! I wonder how that picture got leaked. Is this something they're going to hold back until the Fall re-boot though, or is it likely to hit shelves this Spring?

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: December 29, 2009, 12:59 PM »
Yep, that's the figures included with the one I bought, but I already have them all loose anyway, so no worries. I really just wanted the cardboard backdrop, since I already have an extra snow base, but it is IMPOSSIBLE to find the backdrops by themselves. So you're pretty much forced to shell out for the whole deal.

I still need NINE other playsets, some of my originals did not make it through the years, at least not 100% complete and intact. (Death Star, Star Destroyer, Ewok Village, etc)

This is a good area of focus for me right now because for the most part, they're literally cheaper than the remaining figures and vehicles I have left to acquire.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: December 29, 2009, 09:52 AM »
Picked up the Rebel Command Center playset last night for a good price on eBay. This was one of the very few playsets I never got as a kid, so I am excited to get my hands on this finally.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / The Clone Wars: Best of 2009
« on: December 27, 2009, 07:49 PM »
Figured the line deserves its own thread in the appropriate forum.

It's a bit tricky to make a definitive statement because for the most part I am a strict non-opener, but I actually started buying extras this year because some of the swag was so cool.

Best TCW figure: Luminara Unduli

Best TCW vehicle: Octuptarra Droid (finally bought an extra and put it together X-Mas day, what a marvelous design!)

What did you guys really like this past year?

No matter where I go, I can't see that Juno picture at work. (%@^#*& Websense!)

Is it a man or woman? It appears to be some sort of disturbing androgynous blend, with the face of a man and the cleavage of a woman.

Let me guess - EU character.  ::)

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