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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?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Walmart CW Octuptarra Droid
« on: November 24, 2009, 04:23 PM »
I scoped this out earlier today at my local Wally and it still had the $35 price tag.

I definitely want another, but I think they are bound to drop even lower than $28 if I hold out.

The Northeast is a weird universe when it comes to retail outlets.

For example, there are no Targets anywhere in the state of Vermont. How crazy is that?

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Two Discussion Thread
« on: November 23, 2009, 04:20 PM »
Weird episode...  I liked the explanation for the zombies though.  It deviates somewhat from established EU (again) on the birthing process of Geonosians though...  at least it seemed to.

Definitely weird though.  Better than last week's episode by a mile though and it makes one wonder just how Poggle escapes eventually.

Hmm, personal bias speaking here, but IMHO Clone Wars trumps all other EU in terms of canonical reference priority. I'm willing to go with anything in the series over something that has yet to be realized in a visual medium. (Not saying one is better than the other, but if I had to pick which is probably more "accurate"...)

How do we know Poggle escapes again? My mind is blanking. I was thinking we never saw him again in the prequels after AOTC. Was he one of the Separatists cut down at Mustafar? (bad brain)

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: November 23, 2009, 03:38 PM »
Finally got my Grey hair Obi-Wan variant in the mail today, another one off the list. Pretty decent shape, lightsaber w/tip intact, good cape. All in all, I am satisfied.

Have already started some initial forays into playsets and vehicles...prices are generally much better than I'd expected. I definitely see myself moving into these areas sooner rather than later given the escalating price brackets of the remaining figures I still need. (Yakface, Blue Snags, etc)

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: First Look at 2010 Clone Wars Packaging
« on: November 23, 2009, 11:40 AM »
I don't know if I like the new look or not. It's hard to visualize a carded figure from a generic packaging sample like looks more like the package for a DVD boxset than an action figure. I guess it feels too reminiscent of the old white/blue packaging. I have been digging the red motif as a nice change of pace.

My problem with them changing the packaging design is that Hasbro feels this is an invitation to cram their waves with multiple repacks. We got a ton of those in the TCW line after they moved to the red. Ugh.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: November 23, 2009, 11:31 AM »
Awesome Pete, it's a great feeling isn't it?

I did a quick sweep last night and couldn't find the Aayla wave available yet from any of the usual e-tailers, or on eBay, nor have I heard of these being spotted in the UK yet, which are usually good indicators of an impending launch here. So I am skeptical whether we will see these before the end of the year.

On the other hand, if that TLC ESB line is hitting now out West as rumored, I don't see any reason why they cannot push out the TCW Wave 7 before X-Mas. Not sure what the advantage would be in waiting...

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW "Epic Encounter" Ultimate BP
« on: November 23, 2009, 09:15 AM »
Anyone have any idea when this is coming out? I was hoping it would be before X-Mas this year but I've yet to hear any overseas reports that these have been spotted. I have not seen one on eBay yet either...

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: November 22, 2009, 08:47 PM »
I finally took down the Big White Whale today...bit the bullet and bought the CostCo Exclusive AT-TE from last year with the extra figs and window packaging. This has been sitting at #1 on my modern Want List for the better part of a year. I normally eschew re-packs but this one has always had a strong appeal for some reason.

With the new product slowing down for the rest of the year, the timing seemed right. It's my early X-Mas present to myself.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: November 21, 2009, 10:16 PM »
Picked up a minty Romba earlier today for a good price on eBay, surprisingly. Just missed on Warok.

Also got the Security Scout in the mail today...I love this thing! Sure, it's gimmicky as hell, but I value it for the sheer weirdness.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: First Look at 2010 Clone Wars Packaging
« on: November 20, 2009, 04:34 PM »
Damn you, WebSense!!! >:(

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: November 19, 2009, 11:11 PM »
Got my tan-limb Klaatu variant in the mail today. Not one of my favorites I would have to say, the color differences are a little more subtle than I was expecting. The soft goods portion is significantly different though, both in color and texture/thickness. So that's a plus.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Walmart CW Octuptarra Droid
« on: November 19, 2009, 02:25 PM »
Now $28.00 on

Awesome, if I see it in a store for that price I am buying another one and breaking it out of the box!

Heck, I'm probably going to do that anyway but it's a lot more palatable closer to the regular vehicle price.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Clone Turbo Tank
« on: November 19, 2009, 02:24 PM »
I'll just post this here since it was one of the things featured, but I was watching Looney Tunes with our daughter today on Cartoon Network and they had a commercial for the Hasbro CW toys.  It showed Dooku, battle droids, the AATs, the Turbo Tank, the Freeco Bike and other miscellaneous things from what I could see.  Just thought it was neat to see a non-role play Star Wars toy commercial, it has been awhile I think.

Man, thanks so much for posting that! I can't tell you how many times I have been watching the show on Cartoon Network and wondered why they don't run commercials for the toys during it. It seems like such a no-brainer! Great marketing ploy, especially at this time of year.

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