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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: December 5, 2012, 11:47 PM »
Scored a vintage Ewok playset recently.  Okay, I'm lying, it wasn't an Ewok playset, rather, it was the Robin Hood Sherwood Forest playset.  To-may-to, to-mah-to.  I actually prefer the paint job on the Robin Hood set.  Pretty neat piece, but it was missing a few parts. 

Seriously though, no figure in the wave is really bad...  Jar Jar included (I prefer him to the MH one).

Sorry, as much as I hate JJ (no, not you  :-X  :-*), I think the MH version is far superior.  And I know you'll think I'm nuts for saying it, but I actually prefer the OTC Bespin Leia figure over the VC version.

It figures we'd get more of this, and not the Tarkin wave, which to this day I have never seen on the pegs ANYWHERE.

I've only seen the Tarkin wave at retail one time, and that was at a Hastings. 

This has been the only wave not too difficult to find this year aside from the TPM wave.

Yes, especially that craptastic Jar Jar figure.  However, Vader is almost always absent on the pegs, on BOTH cards.

nice score man!  I saw this case at TRU too.

I guess this wave is making its way through...finally.  I'm just surprised to find anything in terms of vintage figures beyond TPM at TRU.  I've seen this wave pop up at Walmart recently, too.  Brown bandana every time. 

Went to TRU this weekend early in the morning looking for new Skylander figures for my kids, no luck.  I did, however, find the Evazan wave.  Picked up a red bandana Kithaba & Nom Anor.  The best part was that they had the buy one get one 50% off deal.  I think it's the first time in like 6 months that TRU had anything "new." 

Soft goods are okay but only when done right.  Unfortunately, most of the time, Hasbro fails when it comes to soft goods.  On that note, the AOTC Saga Royal Guard with plastic robes doesn't look all that bad.

I agree that the soft goods on both the ROTS version and the VC version suck.  That's THE major flaw with the VC version, IMO, which prevents it from being a definitive version.  That is why I thought to myself, why even bother amassing an army of the VC version if it isn't that much more superior to the ROTS version.  And like you said, the VC version is a pretty penny. 

I'm seeing prices drop on the ROTS guard and couldn't be happier.  I honestly like him fine and plan on picking up some when I see them for anything $5 or less.

So yes, it's true, as I picked up a pair for $8 this past weekend, and honestly, I think the ROTS can go "toe to toe" with the recent VC version. 

Scored an Imperial Navy Commander yesterday morning at Target.  Really surprised to find anything other than TPM figures at Target.  Malgus & Vader were gone, but the rest of the wave was there.

The only double decker Target I've been to is the one in San Diego.  They are cool.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Saga Purchases
« on: November 13, 2012, 05:08 PM »
I picked up an Ultra Ewok w/attack glider recently for like $10.  Fits well with all my other ewoks, IMO.

All the Targets in my area are great....if you're looking for Qui-Gon, Battle Droids, & Naboo Guards.  :-\


Gotta love the articulation on Lumat...

This really is an amazing assortment. I have them all standing on my desk, and I can't stop looking at them.

Me too, with emphasis on Prune Face.  They really nailed him. 

"When the face is a prune, then action goes BOOM!"

No Ree Yees love?  :-*

You know, I'm actually pleased with the Star Tours version (which is simply the POTF2 version with newer paint apps).  But yeah, I do have a soft spot for Ree Yees, I just don't like to show it.

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