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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Two Discussion Thread
« on: April 5, 2010, 11:56 PM »
Embo is the coolest frigging character to come out of that show yet, none of the campy cheesiness of Cad or Hondo, and twice the badassery. He has instantly become my favorite new character. Kudos to Dave Filoni for the voice work too.

Aside from the Geonosis arc, that was the best episode of the season, hands down.

TV-9D9 / Re: New Animated SW Series from the Robot Chicken Guys
« on: April 5, 2010, 11:48 PM »
Make it a solid half hour of "Dr. Ball, M.D." and I'M SO THERE!

"I said Good Day, sir!"

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: April 5, 2010, 11:43 AM »
Busy night again last night...

Picked up the vintage Ewok Village, long since lost from my original cache. Looks to be a pretty decent set, more or less complete, and the whole thing was only $30 with shipping, so that's not too bad.

Also picked up a replacement vintage Slave 1 (no idea what became of my original) which looks to be pretty decent. The picture was blurry but from what I can tell and based on the description all stickers are intact. It's missing the Carbonite block and rear sliding door, but I already have the block leftover from back in the day, and the sliding door should be easily replaceable. I didn't really need to spend the extra $$$, but I had put in the first bid a few days back and no other bids ever came in, so I won it without even really trying. Good get.

My best score though, mainly due to sheer luck, was snagging a replacement canopy for my battle damaged X-Wing. (I bought one a few weeks back incomplete and needed this to finish it out) I had bid on a few previously, but the prices always got too crazy. Looking back, it's a damn good thing I didn't win those because I was foolishly searching for a CLEAR canopy rather than the TINTED version specific to the Battle Damaged ship.

I just happened to stumble across an auction for one last night, and after some quick research realized what it was and that I had to have it, and luckily was able to stomp the other bidders in the last few seconds. $10 is a bit pricey, but I rarely see canopies at all, much less the tinted versions, and they usually command a pretty steep price. (Saw a clear one go off last night for $28) Luckily this auction did not have the word "canopy" in the title, so I think that helped to my advantage.

Down to 11 items left!

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Slave I?
« on: April 5, 2010, 11:25 AM »
After seeing the previews at the Clone Wars panel at Wondercon yesterday, I think it's really likely that we'll be seeing **SPOILER ALERT**

....a new Slave I soon. It looks like it's gonna be showing up a lot in the last few episodes of the second Clone Wars season in a pretty aggressive role. It also looks like we'll be seeing a lot of the interior explored in the show. Pretty exciting to speculate about. 8)

I'd buy one in the animated style for sure. Weren't there rumors of a TLC version later this year though? Could they possibly do both? Seems unlikely...

Agreed, this was my favorite episode this year so far.

There was a lot of great toy fodder from that episode. I'd love all the bounty hunters, especially Embo (voiced by Dave Filoni apparently).

What would really be slick though, would be that republic ship they flew in on that looked like the B-Wing prototype. Include a collapsible ejection pod and I'm all over it.

Oh yeah, whoever the bounty hunter was with the Shaolin hat from Friday night's TCW episode, I want at least 3 of those. COOLEST...NEW...CHARACTER...EVER!

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: April 3, 2010, 03:15 PM »
Call me paranoid, but I think that sounds entirely plausible. I just wonder how Hasbro got stuck with that mountain of TCW figures in the first place. Those waves weren't really all that hard to find last year when they originally hit, at least that's my recollection.

The Legacy Collection / Re: Recent Legacy Purchases
« on: April 2, 2010, 11:55 AM »
Bought the "Birth of Vader" BP yesterday. Passed on the others.

Not only are these sets just repacks, it doesn't even seem like Hasbro tried to set them up as scenes like they have been before. Hasbro Dude "Just face him towards the other fig, that's good enough, I need a smoke break".

Where'd you find that? TRU or Target?

I am trying to confirm if any of these have shown up at a Walmart yet.


I FINALLY got my check in the mail today for this guy. (A spare) Took me hours to track down the empty boxes for the proper POP's. I've only bought 5 figures for opening EVER, luckily all within the past 6 months so they qualify.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: April 2, 2010, 11:51 AM »
File this one under a "Lousy Find"....

I went to a nearby WalMart tonight and they were stocking the shelves.

There were about seven toy pallets being worked and three of them heavily contained Hasbro action figure cases.

There was a healthy amount of Iron Man 2, Marvel Universe, Transformers and GI Joe. There were also twelve cases of Clone Wars figures.

Now, I've seen reports from some of you in the last few weeks of walking into a WalMart and seeing a lot of the most recent wave (Snowgear Obi-Wan, Firefighter Droid, Magnaguard, etc...) - I hoped I had stumbled upon the same thing.

Unfortunately all twelve cases were 2009 Wave 4 - which was actually the second Red/White wave of Clone Wars figures that was released back in August of 2009.

You read that right - twelve cases of the Whorm Loathsom/Soft Goods Yoda/Admiral Yularen/Commando Droid/etc... wave

Figures that to this day, you can pretty much find ANYWHERE if you look around...

I guess I won't be checking back at this WalMart anytime soon....   >:(

Dude, I am seeing the same thing here...pegs go 6 or 7 deep on Yularens, Fistos, Padmes, etc. They are never going to move these steamers, not even for $6 a pop.

What drives me crazy is the thought that somewhere out there is a whole warehouse full of Hondos, Aaylas, and the 2 successive waves that are gathering dust for no apparent reason. I guess we'll see those in a similar glut come July.  ::)

I'm fine with stores getting 12 cases of new TCW figures - just make sure they are the latest ones and they will sell. Otherwise, instant peg warmers.

Collect All 92! / Re: Luke Skywalker
« on: April 2, 2010, 11:46 AM »
Vintage Variants:

"Brown Hair" Luke

"Orange Hair" Luke

Luke w/Double Telescoping Lightsaber


I'd love an animated Bossk as well...good call.

Collect All 92! / Re: Chewbacca
« on: March 31, 2010, 03:25 PM »
Can we also include a blurb about any vintage variants?  ;D

Green Crossbow Chewbacca comes to mind immediately, but there is also "Green Pouch" Chewbacca and "Green Legs" Chewbacca, if you consider those true variants.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: March 30, 2010, 10:14 AM »
Snagged the POTF Stormie Luke and R2-D2 collectable coins last night. I just missed on the Luke "No Eyes" variant, but was able to win the regular version as a consolation prize. The R2 coin was a measly $4, which amazes me because the actual figure (w/Pop-Up lightsaber) is so damn expensive. It's the exact opposite of the Anakin situation - cheap figure, very expensive coin. That I get, because of the limited carded quantities that actually included the coin, as opposed to the mail-away figures in circulation. But it seems like the R2 coin would be as elusive as the actual figure, and thus command a relatively comparable premium price. (It was definitely the Category 1 version - I know there are multiple versions out there)

I'm not complaining by any stretch, just seems kinda odd.

I got my Stormie Luke in the mail yesterday, and he looks even better than I had hoped. :) Now that I have the coin on the way I can scratch him off my list entirely. Glad to have the R2 coin too, because I rarely see auctions for that figure with the coin included. He is next up on my figure list, followed by Blue Snags and Yak Face and then I am done with figures - yay!

That Yak Face POTF coin is going to be a real bear...

Jedi News UK has info up on their front page about the new TCW Mail Away figure for Fall 2010, none other than the estimable Sergeant Bric.

Can't go wrong with more clones, I guess.

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