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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Tron: Legacy
« on: January 7, 2011, 11:26 AM »
On the brighter side, there will be no Black Hole movie.  ;)

I agree that is good news, otherwise they would have inevitably ruined what was a stellar motion picture sci-fi epic of its day.

They would have recruited actors about half the age of the original cast, turned VINCENT and Maximillian into CGI abominations, and completely re-written a perfectly serviceable script with none of the targedy or pathos of the original.

Also, one of the best soundtracks ever.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 20 (aka 2011 Wave 1?)
« on: January 7, 2011, 11:13 AM »
This Wave is In Stock now at BBTS, and there is indeed no listing for Hondo.

I am hoping this means they will start showing up at retail before too long, although the way the pegs are filled around here I'm not sure they'll even get stocked right away.

I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that Target will probably be the first to get these, since they had the Embo wave first and Walmart got the Vos wave first. TRU is hopefully out of the picture because their prices are just stupid.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Jedi Turbo Speeder
« on: January 7, 2011, 11:08 AM »
FYI, this is In Stock now at BBTS, but only as part of the larger case assortment. For some reason you can't order the thing by itself.

I will probably have to order this the online route because the previous TCW vehicle wave (Tri-Fighter and HMP) has not even hit retail yet so this is probably at least another month or two out. Dammit.  >:(

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: January 7, 2011, 11:03 AM »
Sandtroopers has a pic of geonosian w/speederbike.  I didn't know bugs rode bikes?

There's actually a separate thread for this TRU Exclusive a little ways down in this forum.

They did a great job snagging a sneak peek, but I wish the picture was a little bigger so we could get some more detail on the Drone. I am fascinated to know how this is different from the Target 2-pack version coming out later this year.

Star Wars Universe / Re: Star Wars on Blu-Ray
« on: January 6, 2011, 03:31 PM »
Was wondering when we would get the official announcement today...excellent.

I just hope this doesn't give Hasbro an excuse to go on another four month hiatus in anticipation of the big "relaunch".  ::)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: January 5, 2011, 04:57 PM »
SPOILERS! (read at your own risk)

Nazis + The Occult = I'm there!

LEGO / Re: Lego 2011
« on: January 4, 2011, 03:29 PM »
Thanks bro, that is awesome!

Other Toy Lines / Re: 2011: What Are You Collecting?
« on: January 4, 2011, 12:56 PM »
Looking forward to a shifting focus this year. Toys have dominated the discretionary spending the past 18 months, but I'm ready to jump back into the other collectibles I have been ignoring.

1) STAR WARS: Sticking with the TCW line again strictly this year. I was able to resist the lure of TVC last year, and I was also able to close out 98% of my Vintage needs, so hopefully this means less spending all around this year. Not planning on any forays into GG, Sideshow, etc. so I'm good there. Maybe this will be the year I bite the bullet and go all-out on the Droids/Ewoks lines.

2) OTHER TOYS: At some point, I want to complete my modern and vintage Micronauts collection. The time might be right. Mulling the vintage BSG stuff as well, as I had it all as a kid. And I still need that damn Cloverfield toy!

3) COMICS: Trying to stay away from new stuff, although Metalocalypse is very tempting, but I still have some old titles to fill out...have really been getting busy with the Darkchylde variant covers recently, as the film has finally been green-lit for John Carpenter. Still trying to pick up those last couple of FF's I need to, although this gets harder and harder as time goes by.

4) DVD's: The smallest slice of my discretionary spending pie. Here's hoping it stays that way, although the transition to Blu-Ray has bumped up the prices quite a bit. Maybe OT or PT on Blue ray this year?

5) CD's: Just waaaay too many to count now, well over 200 on my want list. For every new thing I buy, they seem to re-issue something I already have with bonus tracks so I end up having to buy it again. Man, I hate that trend.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Toy Fair 2011
« on: January 4, 2011, 12:40 PM »
Thanks, have been looking forward to this topic.

Considering we're somewhat in the doldrums right now, I actually am hoping to see a deeper offering of the Spring and early Summer releases.

I want to see at least 2 full waves beyond the TCW Hevy wave, and not just Commander Lock and the non-zombie Geonosian that have already leaked.

I absolutely want to see/hear about the Big Ship for 2011, and I pray they follow their own directive and choose an "ICONIC" vehicle and not some stupid, boring shuttle. (Ok, I'll take the T-6, but that's it, the rest are just flying taxi cabs - boring)

Twilight or the Bounty Hunter Assault ship from the Lego line uber alles!  ;D

I also want to see at least 1-2 midsize vehicles beyond the Jedi Turbo Speeder, and maybe a new Battlepack or Deluxe Vehicle set or two. (Dathomir Speeder, please!!!)

If I'm really being optimistic, I would love to hear that the comic packs or mail-in promotions for the TCW line have been resurrected for 2011 as well.

LEGO / Re: Lego 2011
« on: January 4, 2011, 10:41 AM »

7957 Dathomir Speeder

I would dearly love to see a photo of this one if anyone can find one...I have searched to no avail on Google.

This is practically a slam dunk for the TCW 3.75" line...

Right on cue, #2:

One of the finest women of her time, and star of one of the Top 5 sci-fi films of All Time!

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars General Battle Pack Thread
« on: January 4, 2011, 09:40 AM »
Think you pretty much nailed it there.

Orto Plutonia was not actually a TRU exclusive, they are just the only ones who seem to stock it for some reason.

Jury is still out on Army of the Republic too, although all signs point to this being another lame repack.
(edit: there is a new packaged photo of this up now at EE, still too small to tell for sure if this is all repack swag:

Only thing I can think of that you could conceivably add to that list would be the Euro-exclusive "Warriors & Droids" set, but that is technically a multi-pack and good luck finding one outside of Toy Palace. (For some reason they want $85 for a repack of 6 figures, still don't get the math on that one)

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TRU Geonosian Warrior and Speeder
« on: January 4, 2011, 09:34 AM »
I'm guessing it's from the 2-pack as other figures from those have turned up.

Really? I've searched for Waxer and the Special Ops Clone every day on eBay since those were announced and I have never seen either up for auction. Tunghori is one of my Favorite Sellers too.

Yah, I've seen the Battle Droid but who the hecks needs another one of those?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TRU Geonosian Warrior and Speeder
« on: January 3, 2011, 07:52 PM »
So it this the dude pictured on the front page??? Or is that the Geonosian from the 2-pack?


I am seriously considering bidding on this one...

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: December 30, 2010, 03:29 PM »
New one out of the blue at BBTS: BARC Speeder with Clone Trooper "Jesse"

This is now listed as "IN STOCK" at BBTS...if anyone's interested. I'm content to wait it out at retail, but hopefully it will start showing up soon.

I finally bought an opener of the AT-RT w/Boil set and I love it...hope we see more offerings from this arc. (Like that upcoming 2-pack)

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