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Well, if there's a silver lining to the whole Commtech thing, the chips could be used as figure stands.  Plus, the Commtech Reader came with a ball chain to wear all your Commtech chips.  Not sure what the bonus is to that last part.

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I hate TPM for the most part, especially these days, but I was kinda happy to add GOOD TPM figures to my collection this year.  *shrugs*

I pretty much hate TPM too, but I know that when TPM came out in 1999, I waited outside TRU for midnight madness trying to gobble up anything and everything with red & black, and this was before I even saw the movie!  I later realized how ridiculous that was.  And of course, as time goes by, our collecting habits mature and evolve and we gain a better sense of focus.  It's at that point where we realize we can pass on certain items and it's okay.  Some people never reach that point (or want to).

But hey, this year's vintage TPM assortment wasn't too shabby.  All of the figures were done well, IMO.  I know I picked up Darth Maul and Sidious.  The problem was with the way Hasbro shipped the same assortment over and over as if every collector was nuts about TPM, and they clearly weren't. 

On another note, I know I like to pick up the occasional Exploited Universe figure if it looks cool/unique, especially the Sith Lord figures.  However, I use my own discretion.  I think that's the key to collecting: being selective and exercising discretion, otherwise, our habits grow out of control and lack any sense or direction.  I know that if I had to stomach buying another Clone Trooper again and again for the sake of having a "complete" collection or a figure of Jar Jar, well, where's that cat 'o nine tails?     

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People should just enjoy what they want to collect, and not blast other people for how they enjoy their hobbies.

Is there really any "joy," financially or otherwise, in collecting, hunting, amassing, and hoarding each and every item with a particular logo stamped on it?   

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But is there really any meaning to any form of collecting? Isn't it all just the accumulation of stuff no matter how selective you may be?

Well, in theory, collecting should have some personal meaning, regardless of what you collect, otherwise it's mindless consumerism, but I see what you're saying.  The problem is that more often than not, I see many collectors go into automaton mode, buying anything & everything that comes out, and it shouldn't be that way.  Maybe that's why I like watching "Collection Intervention" on Sci-Fi so much.     

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Well in that case, okay.   ;)

I have been here quite some time though.....

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But I don't believe that the fact that someone has been here longer or their post count is higher excuses rudeness either.

Uh, exactly how was I being rude?  Mace stated that he hates the prequels, yet, he purchases prequel-related figures and such. I merely asked a question in the hopes that he could shed some light as to what his logic was.  How is that "rude?" 

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Wow, another pinched nerve and another lengthy post to justify his collecting habits.  Amazing. 

Personally, I think Diego sucks, but I collect Dora the Explorer stuff and anything with a Dora name stamped on it, so Iíve decided to grab the Diego stuff along the way too, even if it's inspiration comes from a show that I donít particularly care for at all.  Makes perfect sense.   

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Man, I'll be kicking myself if that's not the case, and I never come across one again!

Oh no!!!  The world is ending! 

Wait a minute...the MTT is a prequel vehicle, and you hate the prequels, right?   ???

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Target "Darth Maul Returns" Battle Pack
« on: September 13, 2012, 11:58 PM »
The gem in this set is definitely the Nightsister figure.  Just plain awesome. 

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Modern Classifieds / Re: FS: Tarkin wave - Loose
« on: September 13, 2012, 09:40 PM »
Actually have an unpunched Nikto if anyone is interested.  $12 + shipping.  All the loose figs are gone!

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Gentle Giant / Re: And The Mystery Ent. Earth Exclusive Is....
« on: September 12, 2012, 04:19 PM »
Well, I like it.

That's not surprising.

Easy pass, almost as easy to pass up as the upcoming exclusive old-bitty figure (Jocasta).

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Gentle Giant / Re: And The Mystery Ent. Earth Exclusive Is....
« on: September 9, 2012, 01:04 PM »


EE "Ladies Man"Boba Fett/Rystall 2-pack.

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The Vintage Collection / Re: Will your collecting habits change?
« on: September 7, 2012, 02:24 PM »
Honestly, if I could get past wanting the build a droids, my buying would probably look something like this:

Wave 1 - Anakin, Padme, Biker Scout, Sandtrooper, Pablo Jill (possibly R2 and TIE Pilot)
Wave 2 - Ceremony Luke, Rex, Mace Windu, Mara Jade, Biggs, Vader, A-Wing Pilot

I hear ya.  I'd really like to add Dooku's droid to my collection, but not at the expense of buying all the redo's.  My buying list is looking something like this:

Wave 1 - nothing
Wave 2 - Ceremony Luke (since I don't have one at all) & maybe Vader

It looks like I'll have to buy the build-a-droids that I want on eBay at some point, but there's no rush.   

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The Vintage Collection / Re: Will your collecting habits change?
« on: September 6, 2012, 07:13 PM »
I'll just shut up and politely excuse myself now.  :)

That's the smartest thing you've said so far, Mikey.  Good boy.

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The Vintage Collection / Re: Will your collecting habits change?
« on: September 6, 2012, 09:53 AM »
Also, please don't confuse my lengthy post(s) with you getting my knickers in a twist.

Don't sweat it, Mikey.  I'm actually quite flattered that my opinion has such a great impact on you, so much so that you took the time to type up lengthy post after post to justify yourself to me.  You're my number one fan and I appreciate you.  I will have some Force Guy T-shirts made up and as soon as they're done, I'll send you one.  XXXL, yes? 

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I just greatly enjoy putting idiots in their place, that's all, and sometimes that takes more than pathetic one-liners to adequetly accomplish.

Wow, pretty pathetic if you get your jollies from "putting idiots in their place."  If I'm supposedly such an idiot, and you take the time to respond with lengthy post after post, uh, what does that make you?  Think about it. 

I know you want to look witty and cool and impress people on a toy forum, and I know you were pretending to be Dr. Phil earlier, but let's analyze you for a minute.  You get joy from "putting idiots in their place" on a toy forum, and you feel the need to buy everything with a Star Wars logo stamped on it so that you can get that feeling of being "complete".....hmmm.....sounds like there's something major missing from your life.  A void that can never be filled, but you obviously get comfort from collecting little plastic men.  Don't worry though, I'm here for you.  I'll give you my email and/or phone number so we can talk.  I'm here to support you.  Maybe you just need a hug, in which case, I can't help you.  But here's a virtual hug in the meantime.

[hugs]Hug[/hug]

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