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The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: March 31, 2012, 11:46 PM »
One target said they were out of coupons but the cashiers had them, just to ask them what ones you needed to use. I got two items and the cashier rang up the coupon once. I said "You can't use it twice"? She said "they usually won't, let's see." Of course, it worked...I'd used two ad coupons early in the week.

Again, a simple 50% sale would've been better and cleared out gobs of merchandise, as I think most average shoppers were unaware of the whole deal.

Those rows of movie heroes and clone wars aren't moving, besides the crappy Maul and Oppress.

TV-9D9 / Re: Top 10 Clone Wars Episodes
« on: March 31, 2012, 09:54 PM »
No order

10. Landing at Point Rain
9. Hidden Enemy
8. Lightsaber Lost
7. Clone Cadets
6. Arc Troopers
5. The Box
4. The Deserter
3. Rookies
2. A Friend in Need
1. Deception

Just to be a negative nelly, the 5 worst
1. The Academy (zzzz...)
2. Corruption (zzzzz....)
3. The Zillo Beast Strikes Back (may the Cloverfield be with you...should've been a one-parter)
4. Sphere of Influence (and we need a story about these characters because...?)
5. Altar of Mortis (I just pick the middle of that arc because it was an episode too long for what that arc amounted to, which was nothing...a wasted Qui Gonn appearance that could've been used for a cool flashback episode to pre-TPM era times...)

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: March 31, 2012, 08:03 PM »
AT-AP ($15), Daulty Dofine ($4) and Clone trooper with BARC speeder bike ($8.50).

Glad the target sale is done...before I start "buying things because they are cheap" 

I sent off for five earlier this week. Hope I wasn't too late. Damn procrastinators...

I doubt it, Hasbro is probably sitting on a butt load of the figures. Makes me wonder what happens to the extras.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Keeping Cardbacks
« on: March 31, 2012, 07:33 PM »
The amount of space they take up is ridiculous; I need to cut the bubbles off mine. I just think the plastic should be recycled, but I don't have recycling picked up here...I'd have to pay to go to the center (it used to be free). Good way to help people avoid doing the right thing.  :(

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 15
« on: March 29, 2012, 08:05 AM »
The long shaft he's gripping turns red.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: March 28, 2012, 06:02 PM »
As far as action figures go, the local Babies R Us was a bust.

I went to Target 2 doors down found 2 clearanced vintage 3-packs* marked $9.88. They scanned as $26.99, but I said. "I got the Taret 50% coupons. They are marked 9.88....I'll try it."

Without much hassle, the cashier didn't call a manager or anything, I got both sets for $10.47. Ha!

And I got another 50% coupon from the return counter.

*Stormtrooper/Vader/Death Star Trooper and 2-1B/Leia/Hoth Rebel

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 15
« on: March 28, 2012, 03:14 PM »
Carded images up at sandtroopers.

Tarkin looks better...maybe...hard to tell.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: March 28, 2012, 01:08 PM »
Thus the goofiness of mass rerelease of Sebulba's pod racer while his action figure is currently only available in a store exclusive battle pack.

Babies R Us carries action figures?

1. Padme (Arena, ripped shirt)
2. Gilramos Libkath (Looong overdue considering he has a speaking role)
3. Onaconda Farr
4. Sarissa Jeng
5. Tikkes
6. FA-4 (Dooku's pilot droid)
7. Cleig Lars
8. Rogwa Wodrata
9. Neimoidian Ground Crewman
10. Lunae Minx (yeah, the chubby purple Twi'lek played by Katie Lucas!)

I'll glady send off for more...when the magic fairy gives me some offer forms. I only ever got one.

No figures..NONE in this area in the past 3 months with that form in the package.  But, hey, everyone wants a chance to win a big Darth Maul, right?  ::)

Target coupon says one coupon per item, so these people buying a lot at once with just one coupon are fortunate. I'm not sure if I'm willing try that.

If you can use one coupon many times, it makes me think the whole coupon idea is stupid. Just have a real 50% sale off dammit. Save that wasted paper on the extra part of the weekly flier.

I got an AAT for $15 plus tax.

Anyone who knows a place where they dump leftover papers can have a field day with this coupon.

Alas, i have only 2 more coupons left thus far.

TRU has another buy one get one 50% off sale (figures only)...yee-haw...(applies to GI JOE, marvel, avengers...)

Vintage Kenner / Re: Modern Vintage Repros
« on: March 24, 2012, 03:52 PM »
I understand that.

On the other hand, something like 80's Yak Face was never meant to be rare. It's not a Faberge Egg or something. It was a  toy that underproduced before the days when a collectors market was even acknowledged.

Suppose they were bootlegged and somehow indistinguishable from the originals. That would mean the old ones are worth more because they are old? Their decaying plastic more valuable?

Or what if a warehouse was found with 500,000  Kenner Yak-face figures...all originals mint on card...which would lower the market value. Would collectors be mad that what was once rare became common? A lot of them, yes, because of what they paid for the originals, but also because it is about pride to some people, having that rare thing. Folks want unique collections but collect mass produced items!  (One of the absurdities of being a collector.)

All the same I'd be cool if Hasbro made a retro Yak-Face (with proper foot hole size, dammit) and it was different enough from the 80's version to keep folks from getting too cranky. Then the true originals would remain such. And I could have an old style figure to add to my old collection. Hasbro probably won't do that, though. That's where the collector-aimed bootleg market comes from, when a company abandons the old style and there's still demand for retro product.

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