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The Legacy Collection / Re: A New A-Wing in 2010 (Very RUMOR)?
« on: December 5, 2009, 09:41 PM »
The sculpt shown does not seem to be a new tooling - which is fine by me as the A-Wing's sculpting still ranks as one of my favortie Kenner/Hasbro Star Wars vehicles in terms of looks and general accuracy.  That said, the blue concept A-Wing would be great!  I thought about getting another Crynyd A-Wing last year to paint one myself, but never got around to it...

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Two Discussion Thread
« on: December 5, 2009, 12:41 AM »
Tonight's episode...  where the Geonosian worms infect the ship, the clones, Bariss Ofee... I'm very tempted to consider this the best episode of the season so far.

It was dark, creepy, and perhaps captured some of the conflicting emotions and feelings that should have been in ROTS better than that movie itself.  The worms infecting the clones and causing them to attack the Jedi had the Order 66 feel to it - even one of the clones commented that it was their duty to attack the Jedi.  Bariss coming under the control of the parasite and attacking Ashoka had the whole Jedi vs Sith (or Anakin vs Obi Wan) feel to it, though it ended on a more positive note.  Then there was Anakin's interrogation of Poggle - the most Vader-like Anakin has acted in the CW series, complete with Vader's musical theme (the Imperial March) playing in the background. 

Again, I really enjoyed this episode 8)

The Legacy Collection / Re: 2009: Worst Distribution Year Ever?
« on: December 3, 2009, 06:19 PM »
Within the past few days, my faith in Hasbro's distribution has been restored.  Finding the new ESB, ROTS, Clone Wars waves within the past couple of days as well as having already had the ANH and ROTJ waves available for weeks in my area has confirmed that Hasbro will pull through.  The large Wal Mart displays with all the ships and new figures by the dozens are further evidence of this 8)

Not sure whether this is a nationwide trend or not, but one of my local Wal Marts had all Star Wars figures marked down to $6.00.  They had the newest waves all in a large aisle display.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: December 3, 2009, 05:35 PM »
OK, another Matchstick was not so hard to find.  I went to the ghetto Wal Mart of my town, where people tend not to buy action figures, and scored another.  Same store had all SW figures down to $6.00 8)

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: December 3, 2009, 12:19 PM »
Matchstick has got the be the hardest figure ever to find...  After I scored one yesterday, I went to three other stores hoping to continue my luck.  One had this huge aisle setup with the SW figures.  Lots of the recent ANH, ROTJ, ESB and ROTS waves, as well as parts of the said CW wave - just the Matchsticks had already been cleaned out.  I'll keep hunting as I'd rather not pay for one off ebay at the moment.   

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: December 2, 2009, 06:25 PM »
Finally scored my Matchstick figure at Wal Mart today.  Now to find another so as to have an "accurate" crew for my Y-wing.

I found this wave at Wal Mart while on my lunch break.  I like when I find out about new items showing up and then a day or two later find them 8)  Lots of good figures in this wave, though I get the biggest kick out of Willrow Hood for the figure's sheer obscurity. 

The Legacy Collection / Re: Recent Legacy Purchases
« on: December 2, 2009, 06:21 PM »
I found the complete ESB wave at the Clovis, CA Wal Mart today on my lunch break, plus elements of the ROTS wave.  Basically, I was able to get all the figures I've been wanting for the past few weeks in one swoop 8)  Willrow Hood is fantastic and I don't think the Bespin Guard is that bad either.  I like the improved Commander Cody figure from the ROTS wave, though the head appears a little small. 

The Legacy Collection / Re: 2009: Worst Distribution Year Ever?
« on: November 30, 2009, 06:06 PM »
And please don't get me started on the Imperial Scanning trooper (and for that matter Ugnaught 2). Can't even find these guys in ANY wave, new or refresh.

Really?  There must have been at least six of the Scanning trooper at one of my local Wal Marts in Central California - and that was just one store.  I've seen more at other Wal Marts and Targets in my area.  They're not moving all the quickly and I already got my fill. 

That said, I certainly agree with much of what has been said above to an extent.  I still have not seen that new wave of CW figures (the one with Matchstick) or the ROTS wave.  I was used to regional distribution back with the 21st Century Toys Ultimate Soldier line, but I would have thought mighty Hasbro could do better...

The Legacy Collection / Re: Recent Legacy Purchases
« on: November 25, 2009, 05:49 PM »
I've recently been finding the Gelagrub and Rishi Moon battlepacks at Wal Mart and I recently found the Endor pack at TRU.  Wish I could keep track of what comes in what wave so that when I see something new besides the hordes of Jabba's Palace packs at any retailer, I either know what to look for or what I just missed ;)

I'd like to find the Resurgence of the Jedi pack since Entertainment Earth ran out of them before I could place my order...

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Two Discussion Thread
« on: November 23, 2009, 11:41 AM »
I enjoyed this episode as well.  While I've never been into the zombie thing much in any genera, I thought the way it was explained in this episode with the hive-mentality and worms was well done.  The episode also moved at a decent pace that did not seem too rushed...  Also, very classic interaction between Obi Wan and Anakin - and I had to almost chuckle about Obi Wan's insistence to "see what happens" when the Geonosians threatened to put the worm in Luminara.  The upcoming episode also looks like it will be another creep-out one.   

The Legacy Collection / Re: Target SotE TIE Fighter (new cockpit)
« on: November 22, 2009, 10:40 PM »
I found these over the weekend at one of my local Targets, could not resist the fact that it has the new cockpit, and so caved in and got it. The red tinted windows are not my favorite, but actually do not look so bad in person and are hardly noticable at a distance.  Thankfully, Hasbro did not use too bright of a red on the windows.  Overall, however, the redesigned cockpit pod really brings together the look of the TIE Fighter to the point of near film accuracy 8) 

The Legacy Collection / Re: Recent Legacy Purchases
« on: November 22, 2009, 10:36 PM »
I caved in and got the SOTE TIE Fighter at Target today and will probably have to go back and get the CW figure packs.  From the posts above, it sounds like I should start checking my local Khols stores 8)

The Legacy Collection / Re: Walmart Legacy Collection AT-ST
« on: November 22, 2009, 10:32 PM »
So far, these are not really moving in my area.  One of my local Wal Marts has at least 10 of them still sitting on the shelf.  I'm content with my one, but if they are discounted after the holidays, I'll grab another ;)

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