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Other Toy Lines / Re: Jazwares Mortal Kombat
« on: June 10, 2012, 10:46 PM »
Some of these have appeared at Marshalls for $6, IIRC. Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Raiden in the larger size.

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The Vintage Collection / Re: Vintage Collection Rumors
« on: June 7, 2012, 11:14 AM »
The TRU still has a few of the "Shadows of the Dark Side" packaged AT-AT's.

Dunno if this signals the upcoming end of Vintage or what, repackaging things out there in one last money grab, because they sure could wait on the AT-AT and the Falcon until closer to when OT movies are rereleased.

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Since my walmarts never carried thier Royal Starship droids, I ordered online and picked them up there. How come walmarts get to choose to carry or not carry their own exclusives?

I wondered that years ago when people in other parts of the country were not only getting Wal-Mart exclusives  that never appeared at any of the 3 locations near me, but even getting them on clearance

I wrote most of them off. I'm not going  to pay more than retail because the NATION'S LARGEST TOY RETAILER won't stock its own exclusives.

The only thing I gave in and bought was the black/red GI JOE MMS from the Rise of Cobra movie line, because I never had the vintage one. Had the local stores stocked it and the sets released with it, I might have bought the other sets, too. 

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Buy one, get one 40% off all Star Wars at Toys R Us.

Downside is I think some of their sales ended today on stuff like the Y-Wing, rebel transport speeder, geonosian speeder, etc.

And the other downside, my local one is either too worked over or never gets anything new. The gas money I've wasted going there I could've used to buy stuff online.

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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Star Wars 1313
« on: June 1, 2012, 02:44 PM »
1313. Order 66.

What other scary sounding numbers are left?


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I think I can say based on the images in the link below that the new Tarkin sucks.

http://www.galactichunter.com/gh/story/image-bank-review-vc98-grand-moff-tarkin

I'd even say the POTF2 version looks better in some ways. But I'll probably buy the new one anyway.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Clone Wars Wave 29 (2012 Wave 4)
« on: May 30, 2012, 09:33 AM »
2012 wave 4 case
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=has21955&mode=retail

Still no Commander Fox image.

And why are they overshipping Yoda?

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Collect All 92! / Re: Biker Scout
« on: May 29, 2012, 12:04 PM »
I got an 80's one past weekend free at a yard sale, slightly discolored.

I like the modern vintage style figure, but got tired of the Vintage style's dirty shoes and weathered mid-section. The elbows never bend in enough, either.

Looking at the movie stills, the pouches on the mid section should be bigger. Yet, I know Hasbro hasn't made them such, because they are visually the worst aspect of the costume.  It's like the exposed black body suit areas on a stormtrooper. In the movies, they certainly have more visible "body glove" than the toys usually do, but it's not doing the characters any favors.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: May 27, 2012, 09:35 PM »
Yeah, the Rex I saw today looked like bad weathering. Bad weathering on a bad figure.

Saw the deluxe Republic Attack Fighter thingie. the paint ops on Anakin's head were about dollar store knock-off level. And there's a hole in the plastic on left hand at the wrist . One of the worst quality control failure figures I've seen from Hasbro in some time.

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It's not universal. At the Wal-Mart I stopped at they scanned at $25.

That Wal-mart had the new clone wars wave and Movie Heroes, too.

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Buy one get one 50% at TRU for All Star Wars, GI JOE, Spider-man, Marvel action figures.

At the online store it applies to Vintage. In theory that applies to retail, too.

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Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Toys!
« on: May 26, 2012, 09:30 PM »
Panic may be right!  :o

Variety reporting that Joe will have no retail presence during hiatus and that retailers are being instructed not to sell retaliation still in stockrooms: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118054684

So if you see something buy it quick!

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Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Toys!
« on: May 26, 2012, 07:02 PM »
I saw a couple of figures I liked the looks of, but $10 each? Ouch.


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Surprisingly found a Rebel Ground Transport at TRU for 30% off. That makes it about the price it should be.

Kroger of all places had the new Movie Heroes figures, except Qui-Gon and Maul. Padme's head sculpt is awful, I think.

Saw some GI JOE RETALIATION figures.

Marshalls and TJ Maxx suck lately, guess Five Below got the rest of the AoTC cases. They had Grumpy Smurf with a bridge and rowboat for $3 on clearance. Lousy looking bridge, though.


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