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Saw this wave on the pegs this morning at TRU, along with the Legacy of the Darkside 2-packs and the Rise of Boba Fett UBP. (Yep, major new swag all of a sudden)

I hate to say it, but I had to hop off the TVC bandwagon. I even went home and gathered up most of my Wave 1 figs and returned them to TRU. It was a hard call, I really like most of the figures and the whole vintage homage, but frankly I had to draw the line someplace. Space is becoming a serious consideration, not to mention the looming spectre of The Wife.

Good looking wave though, I may consider picking up a few openers here and there, if only for the UPC's.

Picked the Grievous set up this morning, loving it. I think I may even open this one.

IS this the only pre-cyborg Grievous figure released to date? I thought maybe there was another one, artists' conception or something like that.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: August 31, 2010, 02:23 PM »
Sweet sassy molassey, TRU had the motherlode this morning!

TVW ROTS Wave, New Legacy 2-packs, and best of all - The Rise of Boba Fett UBP!

I could have dropped $200 in there easy...if I actually had it. I don't get paid again until Friday though, and since there was only 1 UBP on the shelf, I did not want to risk the wait. Hard choices time.

I spent a lot of time organizing my collection the past few days, and I ca,e to realize it is already out of hand. I had to draw the line somewhere, so TVC figures are now out, much as I love them and the spiffy cardbacks.

So I bit the bullet and returned most of my TVC Wave 1 figures to TRU, and with the $$$ I got back I was able to score the Boba Fett UBP and the Legacy of Grievous 2-pack I wanted.

LOVE the Boba Fett UBP...I am just cringing to take it out of the box.

Aw yeah, looks like my check was cashed this past Friday!  8)

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW "Epic Encounter" Ultimate BP
« on: August 30, 2010, 01:55 PM »
Well, that was damn fast. My Toy Palace order actually arrived Saturday, just 8 days after I placed it.

I love this thing, just for the sheer weirdness. Not only is Obi-Wan's fighter a pre-TCW sculpt, Grievous' fighter appears to be too. I didn't notice that from previous pictures.

I am now officially, 100% caught up with everything Clone Wars related with the exception of the Boba Fett UBP which has not arrived here in town yet.  ;D

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: August 30, 2010, 01:50 PM »
Not much of a score, but I finally picked up the two folding cardboard inserts to keep my Land of Jawas' Sandcrawler upright. That only took about eight months.  ::)

Slow going right now otherwise.

I found this set this morning in NJ.

Awesome, congrats dude!

(...contemplates mileage from VA to NJ...hmmm)

Actually, even if I found this thing right now I could not afford it. The Epic Encounters UBP has used up all my discretionary income until the next paycheck.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Vintage "Bounty Hunt" Foil Cards
« on: August 27, 2010, 10:14 AM »
These (ROTS wave) are starting to hit on the west coast.

Blurb on the front page says PA too...which lucky bastages found them there?

Might be a good weekend for a road trip!  ;D

I don't know, this one is really confounding me. From the RS pic posted today, it really seems like it might be a slightly different R2.

I guess I will have to pull out one of my old ones for comparison. I don't have a good recollection of this figure.

As a diehard TCW completist, I am strongly opposed to this. Keep the lines separate. It's bad enough they put L8-L9 and the Hawkbat Battalion trooper in the realistic line. I am STILL trying to find both of those. It makes it really really difficult for completists to insure they have everything.

I don't know why Hasbro feels the need to try and cross-pollinate the TCW line with the other stuff; it does just fine on its own. I don't think they need to spend any more energy trying to appeal to the Vintage/Legacy collector market.

Plus, IMHO the stuff just doesn't look good when rendered in a non-animated style. That old "realistic" Durge they put out was horrible...looked nothing like the character from the Tartakovsky series.

What exactly did Curto say? I don't do Podcasts and they seem reluctant to transcribe...

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: The Clone Wars Season 3 House Party!
« on: August 26, 2010, 09:49 AM »
WTF?!?! Why have I never heard of this before? It's an AWESOME idea.

I tried to sign up too but apparently it is too late.

That's a lot of free swag - congrats!

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2010 "Vintage" Collection Wave 1 - ESB
« on: August 25, 2010, 10:02 AM »
To quote Mark Twain "The difference between the right word and the wrong word is the difference between lightening and a lightening bug."

As long as we're splitting hairs, the actual quote is this:

“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”


Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: August 25, 2010, 09:57 AM »
I picked up a loose complete Jabba at Chicago Comic Con, along with a loose complete Dewback and a sealed boxed Vehicle Maintenance Energizer (say that three times fast).  There were lots of vintage goodies at the con (including a boxed mint Droids A-wing - only $720) but I had to pass on a lot of it.  It was cool just to see some of it.

 I would have slapped whoever was selling that A-Wing and told them to take a peek at eBay to see how wildly inflated that price is. Those things are EASILY scored in original packaging for far less than that.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: August 24, 2010, 10:39 AM »
Stopped by TRU when they opened this morning to hunt for the Boba Fett UBP. There were none on the pegs (yet) but I did see another Obi-Wan w/BARC Speeder, which is the pack-in with the Mando Speeder set I have been searching for fruitlessly.

Not anymore!  ;D

Turns out the guy I know who works there stashed one for me in the back when he saw them out this past weekend. Sweet. So he brought it out for me and I bought that sucker immediately. Nice score, love the set. Even though it looks like my guy has 2 left legs and the pistols are both bent sideways.  ::)

There are some nice new carded and loose pics of Vos up on Yakface now...

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