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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Two Discussion Thread
« on: March 20, 2010, 11:52 PM »
Yes, it was a good episode.  The inspector, to me, seemed like a character straight out of a 1940s detective film and was enjoyable, even if a tad annoying.  I liked some of the other tidbits as well, plus the developing story of the senatorial opposition to Palpatine and the war.  As we know, Mon Mothma and Bail Organa are among the eventual founders of the Rebel Alliance.  The formation of that resistance movement was a major element in the ROTS novel, but was deleted from the final version of that film, so its kind of cool to see it appearing in the Clone Wars series.

Again, I'm always fascinated by the level of story detail and maturity that goes into the CW series.  It is something that I am very sure flies past most of the younger and less informed fans of the show, but it conversely makes the show quite enjoyable (and more meaningful) to us older fans 8)

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: March 18, 2010, 01:51 PM »
I found the new AT-RT at Target the other day.  These seem to be somewhat hard to find as it was only the second one I've seen between the several TRUs, Targets and Wal Marts in my area (versus tons of the Count Dooku Speederbikes).

This is actually a cool little vehicle and well worth the price.  It is smaller than the ROTS AT-RT and lacks the walking feature, but seems better-proportioned and has a better chin gun feature.  The ROTS AT-RT gunner figure looks good on it.

The Legacy Collection / Re: Legacy Collection Comic Packs
« on: March 14, 2010, 01:31 PM »
I saw those sets at Wal Mart yesterday, but almost thought they were re-releases and I wasn't that impressed with the content offerings.  General Weir did look neat, however.

The Legacy Collection / Re: Recent Legacy Purchases
« on: March 5, 2010, 12:34 PM »
Got the TRU exclusive Speederbike with Scout trooper set yesterday at one of my local TRUs.  I like the bike and the paint job, but certainly agree that it needs a tooling update.  The price was also a bit much, but again, I do like the set :)

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Two Discussion Thread
« on: February 16, 2010, 04:18 PM »
It was a pretty decent episode.  I'm enjoying seeing the McQuarrie-inspired area of Coruscant and the way the political wrangling played out in the show.  You could tell Palpatine was a bit annoyed when his plans to occupy Mandalor fell through. 

I know this show is marketed for kids under the age of 15, but one really has to be older to fully appreciate all its complexities.  When one knows something about the Star Wars universe, has familiarity with (Earth's) history, and understands the working of both the military and politics, the show takes on whole new meanings - something your average American pre-teen is not going to understand ;) 

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Two Discussion Thread
« on: February 8, 2010, 01:50 PM »
Good episode.  I liked how they developed Obi Wan's character more with his relation to the Duchess.  Certainly a contrast to Anakin. 

As was stated in a few previous posts, this new Clone Wars show goes far and beyond the TPM and AOTC films in the quality of the stories, dialogue, character development, and even visual sequences.  While one does need to be familiar with the prequels to really get all that is going on in the CW3D show, it certainly is better.  Kind of too bad its actually a syndicated cartoon series that accomplishes the characterizations and stories that the films should have done in the first place.  I guess that goes to show us what can happen when Lucas only supervises with creative input and does not direct :P

The new Snowspeeder looks excellent.  Much better sculpting all around than the old versions.  The shape and canopy both look more accurate.  It will be a fun fall season with this and the Cloud Car 8)

The Cloud Car looks fantastic 8)

I thought I'd call it quits with the AT-ST, but the new Cloud Car (and Snowspeeder) have be back in the game.  I like all the features and the realistic looks.  Too bad we have to wait until the fall again, but at lest they are confirmed!

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Two Discussion Thread
« on: January 23, 2010, 09:35 PM »
I enjoyed the episode and glad to see others did as well.  Master Sinube was cool and it was good to see an episode that moved more slowly and which shed more light onto the daily lives of both the Jedi, the common citizens, and the criminal underworld.  There were lots of cool little details in the episode that I liked such as the aforementioned Tonnika sister, the train, and even the Chancellor Palpatine propaganda sign.  The episode seemed to have some elements influenced by scenes from Attack of the Cones, particularly all the chases through the Coruscant cityscape.  My favorite scene, just for laughs, was when Ashoka and Master Sinube commandeered the bike and went polking along while holding up the busy traffic lanes - typical old person driving :P

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Separatist Droid Gunship
« on: January 21, 2010, 04:39 PM »
Both ships look cool!  I'd even get Cade Bane's ship just because I think Hasbro did an excellent job with their P-38 fighter and the new deco looks neat.

The Legacy Collection / Re: Recent Legacy Purchases
« on: January 12, 2010, 03:10 PM »
Funny note about some of the recent Wal Mart discounts in my area:  In at least two stores, I've seen the new evolution packs discounted to the $12 mark while the ones from last year are still at the $22 mark ::)

It doesn't matter to me either way as I have my fill from both series, but its still odd nonetheless ;)

The Legacy Collection / Re: Walmart Legacy Collection AT-ST
« on: January 12, 2010, 03:07 PM »
I've not been checking my area too religiously as of late, but at least one of my area Wal Marts still has 6-8 of the AT-STs and they have the little green price sticker reading "Was -- Now $43.95."  I didn't scan one, but the tags are probably right.  I'm sure they will actually get discounted in due time ;)

The Legacy Collection / Re: Recent Legacy Purchases
« on: January 7, 2010, 06:44 PM »
Picked up the Rancor set at Target for half-price today.  I had always wanted to get this set, but didn't want to pay $50 for it.  This particular store still had three left after over a year out on the shelves.  Its a great set for $27 total, and I had a $25 gift card 8)

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 12 (aka 2010 Wave 2)
« on: January 7, 2010, 02:49 PM »
Sidious looks great!  I wonder if the hood can be removed to reveal Palpatine's head ;)

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: The Clone Wars: Best of 2009
« on: December 31, 2009, 07:49 PM »
Cade Bane tops it for me with the figures.  He can be used flawlessly with the regular ones.

The Y-Wing, Turbo Tank, and Octupura droid were the best vehicles.  Really, it seemed that this year the Clone Wars line got some of the best vehicles all around.     

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