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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TRU "Crumb Bomber" Republic Gunship
« on: October 7, 2009, 05:15 PM »
Finally picked this bad boy up today...TRU had 2 ON TOP (that's right, ON TOP) of the action figures aisle. I had to ask one of the drones to grab a ladder so I could actually get it down and buy it. Awesome product placement!

I was unpleasantly surprised when I got up to the checkout to pay for it as I had expected it to be $50. Rang up for $73 with tax! (I realize now I must have been thinking of the Interceptor)

Anyway, I have everything out now, in retail, anyway.

WTF is a "pauldron"?  ???

The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Hasbro Q&A Sessions
« on: October 7, 2009, 10:27 AM »
I disagree about the donation stuff. Why do there have to be any RULES at all? Why qualify a charitable gesture?

When charities run can drives, people always donate their least used items. And they are happy to have them. I don't see why it would be any different for action figures.

Something is always better than nothing. Who's to say what will appeal to kids and what won't?

I think it is an obscene waste of time and money to destroy any action figure that is still serviceable.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: October 7, 2009, 10:08 AM »
Anyone find any of the new BP's yet? Any more sightings of the Crumb Bomber?

I'm already jonesing for new product...

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: October 7, 2009, 10:07 AM »
I picked up Lumat last night...the last non-POTF fig I still needed.(Variants excepted)

Focus is now on replacing my played out Luke and Death Star Commander.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Beginning a Darth Vader focus
« on: October 6, 2009, 11:37 AM »
I'll bite - what's GDE?

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: October 5, 2009, 10:32 AM »
Finally picked up the Endor Forest Ranger last night...loose, but 100% complete and all stickers still on the original sticker sheet. (Not for long) Not a bad get for the price.

Now I can start focusing on those last 3 POTF mini-rigs. (I know, good luck)

Got my smiling Lando and Big-Head Han in the mail over the weekend - both looked great, thankfully.

The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Hasbro Q&A Sessions
« on: October 4, 2009, 10:51 PM »
Yeah, I was reading this earlier and found the question and answer both curious.

I simply cannot believe they would simply destroy those figures.

The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Beginning of the End?
« on: October 4, 2009, 10:47 PM »
Sounds good to me too. I am starved for new CW merch. If a re-focus allows them to make some $$$ that can be re-invested in other lines, so much the better.

Thanks guys, duly noted.

The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Beginning of the End?
« on: October 3, 2009, 10:44 PM »
I'm sure I'll be starting a thread like this in a few years for the CW line...I am in the infinitesimal minority who only collects that stuff and not the Legacy. (no, I'm not 12 either)

But yeah, it does seem like a strategic shift in their marketing plan. I'm sure it will likewise re-focus once the love action show hits. They have to keep the entertainment product fresh, and we all know Eps 7-9 ain't getting made.

The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: 2009...Worst Year Ever?
« on: October 3, 2009, 10:33 PM »
Yes, it's much better to be persistent & waste time & gas by going on daily toy hunts at multiple stores.  It's for the "thrill" of finding something new.  Makes so much sense...

Well, it makes a lot more sense than assigning the same DPCI # to multiple items so that customers can't call up on the phone and confirm what specific items are actually in stock.

The absurdity of the retail inventory system, coupled with the gross incompetence and unwillingness to help exhibited by most retail employees, essentially demands in person stock checks at multiple outlets, at least if you want to be assured of scoring whatever limited quantity of new product they decide to throw out to the shelf.

I think the sarcasm is misplaced. Why does it matter how other people see fit to spend their time and money in pursuit of their hobby anyway?

Echo Base Forums has updated their pretty complete "who's left" list for the Season Two premiere. Check it out here!

Awesome, thanks for that.

After last night, I am down with a Cato fig. Not so much Todo.

Is that last one a spoiler?  ;)

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TRU Exclusive Clone Commander Ponds
« on: October 3, 2009, 10:14 PM »
And good luck finding $30 of new merchandise to purchase at your local TRU...I am willing to bet the house they hold back releasing the Crumb Bomber until this promotion is over. (Even though the release date is 10/1)

Sure enough, I was right... >:(

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: October 2, 2009, 04:34 PM »
I picked up the whole new CW Wave at Wally earlier today on my lunch hour. Luminara and Argyus look really great. These were worth the wait.

Now bring on Wave 10!

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