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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 / 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.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 11 (aka 2010 Wave 1)
« on: December 5, 2009, 07:27 PM »
Oops my are 100% correct. That is odd, Stone is definitely part of the next wave. (CW44)

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: December 5, 2009, 09:22 AM »
I got my CostCo exclusive AT-TE in the mail yesterday...this thing is monstrous and totally worth the $$$, IMO. It was a long time coming but well worth the wait. My Clone Wars collection is officially complete!

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: December 4, 2009, 04:34 PM »
Snagged the variant silver microphone for Sy Snootles this morning...a most welcome addition. Now I need to hunt down the corresponding variant pieces for Droopy. List is getting nice and small now, I love it.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 11 (aka 2010 Wave 1)
« on: December 4, 2009, 10:48 AM »
I thought Commander Stone was part of the wave after this one with Cold Weather Gear Anakin, Darth Sidious, Thi-Sen and TX-20.

He is, that is Jek in the new photos.

I agree, the figures look great, although the Aayla hip-to-chest ration looks a little whacked. (She's very "hippy")

Can we assume that the arrival of these photos bodes well for the possibility of seeing these before the end of the year? :)

As an independent, unbiased observer of this discussion, and having worked for an online mailorder distributuon company, I have to say that it cetainly does sound like a valid complaint to me.

"Overwhelmed with orders" and an extra 5-7 days for processing is a pretty weak excuse, IMO. How can you NOT anticipate increased traffic at this time of year? If you don't have the resources to fulfill the basic customer service promises displayed on the website, that is a real problem.

The problem as I see it, as that a lot of these places simply aren't reputable businesses. Any dork with Java skills living in his parents' basement can throw together a professional looking webpage. But knowing how to actually run an e-commerce site and provide customer service is something else entirely. I suspect most of these places are doing it on the cheap, cutting corners wherever they can, and it shows. And who knows what kind of business acumen these people have anyway?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 11 (aka 2010 Wave 1)
« on: December 1, 2009, 10:10 AM »
Bump for December. EE has this wave listed as available this month, so we'll see.

I would love to find out if anyone has heard of these hitting in stores or online at all this month.

Thanks in advance!

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: November 29, 2009, 08:40 PM »
Heck, I can't even tell the difference between the 2 figs in the source photo. Would be curious to know also, since I assume this implies some sort of variant.

I picked up a really nice Dulok figure from the Droids series over the holidays when I was on vacation in Delaware. I just happened to stumble upon a vintage toy shop and that was about the coolest thing they had to offer.

I also picked up the Hoth Ice Planet Playset on eBay for only $15. (Just need the backdrop but that seems like a good price regardless)

Anyway you look at it she violates the Sith Rule of 2, so she has got to be short-lived no matter what. There's just no room for her in the line of succession: Palps/Maul>Palps/Dooku>Palps/Anakin.

She's the odd girl out.

Vintage Trading and Classifieds / Re: CorranHorn's Vintage Trade List
« on: November 24, 2009, 04:28 PM »
How's the condition on that B-wing?

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