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I found a Aayla at WM yestereday and the rest were gone. I was hoping to find more 501's ...

Don't they sell Levi's at other stores?  :D

1232
This is shaping up to be a big steaming dump ontop of the heads of astro-mech fans and completists.

I'm glad I'm neither.

But I feel bad for you guys. My GI JOE collecting never recovered from the existence of Convention exclusives with an attendee bonuses. And that stuff seems easy compared to a theme park store exclusives with possible variations.

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Why a Target exclusive? It seems like they could sell the *censored* out of this set at mass release?

Looks good...on initial reaction, but...

No normal weapon for Opress. I never got saw the carded release last year.

I see cut elbows on Nightsister.

Maul's articulation will probably disappoint. Too small to make out, but he may not have elbows.

Will this Maul even see a single card release this year? I'm doubting it.  I wouldn't hold my breath for a true Talzin figure.

1234
That's just makes me think they plan on doing a vintage  Vader cardback change later, which wouldn't surprise...anyone.  Hey, buy the same figure 3 times MOC collectors!

1235
They remake electrocuted Vader but aren't gonna use a photo from that scene?

http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=http://www.rebelscum.com/2012/TVC_Darth_Vader_ROTJ.jpg

No special ed shot of the Sandtrooper with  flying droid, but they did find an orange pauldron photo.

http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/New_Vintage_Collection_Cardbacks_Surface_145448.asp

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My ebaying is usualy not target specific. I looked for deals under Star Wars categories just using generic terms. You get good deals mostly from sellers who don't care, know or realize what they have. 

Media mail: IIRC, media mail can't even include current magazines with advertizing. Technically some DVD have ads, but I guess they let those slide.

1237
Southeast Michigan.


1238
$9.99.

Years ago, this same Meijer is one of two stores I saw that had the last retail comic book wave, too. If only I'd known how scarce they'd turn out to be.

As a chain, they aren't all equal. This one had PoC/30th GI JOE releases, the store closer to me has only had Rise of Cobra figures since...well...that movie came out. Years ago, the stores used to seem to only get one or two waves of some things. 

1239
Ebay.

Ebay's recent categories/search changes bug the hell out of me. I can't find the old Star Wars categories, are they gone for good? Do I have look under TV and movie action figures and click on seperate Star Wars movies? How do I refine the search from that without using the stupid sidebar boxes.  >:(

They've over the years taken a lot of the fun out of the site in order to make themselves over into a online etailer instead of the world's largest online yard sale/flea market.  This fall they'll require that sellers  upload  pictures which must meet Ebay's guidelines.   Maybe sounds nice...better looking photos? But will most non-professional sellers even bother to list items then with that extra hassle? You rarely get good deals from the pros, you get them from casual users, the amateurs. Bah!

1240
Found Malgus, Navy Commander and Hoth Luke at a Meijer. Funny, I'd given up looking for new stuff. I was there looking to see if that Meijer out GI JOE Retaliation stuff early.


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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Five Discussion Thread
« on: May 4, 2012, 01:31 PM »
"Just show the characters fans go crazy for Maul and Mandalorians."

In reality, those episodes will air in March of 2013.

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Yeah, no Target restock around here since that 50% coupon sale.

If I even found new figures I'd be tempted to scalp them on ebay. I mean, distribution has turned every collector into a potential scalper...even it's just for 'trading'...we'd be fools to pass up some figures. In the past scalping was mostly about getting things first and selling them to the impatient. Now it's about getting things at all and selling them to the desperate.

Not that I'm gonna scalp. Because I never see anything new, nor do I want to turn the last toy line I collect into a desperate gasp for greed.


1243
 I'm sure the people who missed them the first time around will love that these have variations, meaning some completists will competing with them for "reissued" figures.


Though, beedy eyes...meh. Make a real change, like hair color.

1244
The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: April 30, 2012, 05:41 PM »
I went to K-mart over the weekend and found Cloud Car Pilot and 4 sandtroopers.

Oh, and a clone wars heavy assualt battle droid from like 3 years ago. Scanned at $9.19. Ha!

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Discover the Force / Movie Heroes / Re: Movie Heroes Battle Packs
« on: April 30, 2012, 03:23 PM »
Sure I can. I can keep my $3.50. HA!


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