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Odd thing at Wal-Mart today, some older Clone Wars releases rang up at $7.88 (Shaak Ti and young Boba Fett), but oddly both had UPC stickers over their normal UPC's. A lot of the figures had those stickers, though most scanned at $6.50.  Hell, anyone could put those UPS labels on Vintage to get figures for $6.50, using the self-scan checkout (assuming the store has one), who'd even notice? Not that I'm recommending it.  They do have cameras everywhere these days.

I don't know who found vintage cheaper at Target, but they are not in this area.

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Recent stop at a local Wal-Mart saw that the Legends and Clone Wars were rolled back to $6.50. Vintage still $8.99. Nothing I wanted from any of the three lines, anyway, though.

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Years ago when Vaders were everywhere (more so than usual), I'd sometimes put them at the front of every peg. I was hoping someone would buy them or maybe it was a mild prank for the next collector browsing the aisle. A dozen pegs all showing Vader. Ha.


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Collect All 92! / Re: Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard Disguise)
« on: March 23, 2011, 08:46 AM »
The vintage had a better helmet, or better fitting one, than the POTF2 one.

Never got the Saga version.

Lando's role in Han's rescue was a let down. Struggles with one guard and nearly falls in the sarlacc, to be saved by blind Han Solo. Redemption reasons aside, Lando almost might as well have not been there at all.

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Is Dengar a bad figure? Or you just already have one? I never got around to getting him.

1551
Their carry forward policy is strange, especially since most of the new figures are one-per-case, except the new Anakin, which gets carried forward!

I'd hate to be a kid collecting this line. I In the old days, there was time to save you money and buy what you wanted. Nowdays, a month goes by and some of the stuff is gone from stores forever.

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Wouldn't want Jet taking case space away from Commander Cody, Capt. Rex and ARF Trooper, would we?

Really, ARF Trooper...they could at least ship the camo one, since apparently it's the only style of generic clone they will reship.

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At Toys R Us this week the Clone Wars deluxe vehicles and Legacy collection Battle Packs are 50% off, they actually had a few  battle packs at TRU yesterday. Ones they are likely to have are Birth of Darth Vader and Tatooine Ambush (maul vs. Qui-Gon). (Ad shows Hoth Speeder Bike recon patrol...yeah, right), they had older boxed Clone Wars battle packs...doubt they are included.

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Detention Block Rescue: Luke and Han in Stormtrooper disguises with ball jointed hips, Imperial security officer (accurate one with holster), Death Star Trooper (one that sucks less).

Bespin Junk Room Rescue: Ugnaught (new head sculpt), "white" IG-88, Chewbacca, C-3PO in pieces.

Rebel Briefing (ROTJ): Rebel Officer, Mon Mothma update, Admiral Ackbar (new more opened mouthed head sculpt), another one of those Dressellians or somebody or maybe that nifty center table that's too big to make.

Jabba Palace Scuffle: Luke Skywalker, Gammorean Guard, Ishi Tibb, Beedo

Geonosian Defense: Geonosian warrior, sonic cannon (they never made), Geonosian drone

Yavin Briefing with the four guys in the front row.  :P

Never noticed that sinister black astromech back there.

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: March 17, 2011, 08:48 PM »
Unfortunately the church council was doing what it felt was canon to God and the faith, whereas Lucas just thinks he is God. ;D

When it comes to Star Wars, Lucas is GOD. EU be damed. The man can do anything he wants. Its his story. Just like Roddenberry could do anything he wanted with Star Trek.

I won't argue with Lucas's power, but Roddenberry is not an apt comparison. Gene Roddenberry didn't own Trek and didn't have direct control over 5 of the 6 Trek films made his lifetime, and only one season of The Next Generation.

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When it came time to produce the obligatory theatrical sequel, Roddenberry's story submission of a time-traveling Enterprise crew involved in the John F. Kennedy assassination was rejected. He was removed from direct involvement and replaced by Harve Bennett. He continued, however, as executive consultant for the next four films: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan; Star Trek III: The Search for Spock; Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home; and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.

Roddenberry was deeply involved with creating and producing Star Trek: The Next Generation, although he only had full control over the show's first season. The WGA strike of 1988 prevented him from taking an active role in production of the second season and forced him to hand control of the series to producer Maurice Hurley.



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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: March 17, 2011, 08:23 AM »
That would've led to less merchandising money, which is what Star Wars has been about since at least 1980.

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The Vintage Collection / Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 6
« on: March 15, 2011, 12:57 PM »
Fired  :o. What are old clones to do in this job market?

I never even fired my POTF2 Stormtroopers, in fact I picked up 5 more last year at a yard sale.

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The Vintage Collection / Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 6
« on: March 15, 2011, 08:52 AM »
I'd say that the statue-like 2002 releases capture the truer look of the phase 1 clone helmet. Neither the pop-on ball socket head nor a removable helmet capture the onscreen look of the clones, which is a much more sealed in appearance. But I haven't even seen the new phase 1 figure.

I also thought the 2005 phase 2 quick draw clone was better in some areas than the beloved #41 (such as the ability to sit, and having less neck joint exposed).

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: March 14, 2011, 11:44 PM »
That's pretty much been par for the course for the past couple of seasons of Clone Wars.  There has been a good deal of EU backstory that was established in novels.  Karen Traviss wrote a great deal about the Mandalorians only to have it contradicted in large part by the Mandalorian story arcs of season 2 with Obi-Wan's trip to Mandalore and the Death Watch. 

But wasn't it worth it for all the exciting Death Watch stories we got in season 3?  :P

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: March 14, 2011, 01:22 PM »
Anyone else think it was funny how Piel must've been made out of asbestos?  Dude wouldn't burn yet that dog thing went up like it had gasoline coming out of its pores.

Yeah, but techinically everyone should've died from the sheer heat all that lava was putting out (same goes for Mustafar in ROTS).

I get a little tired of alien animals that are so equivalent to earth animals.

Also, the only survivor was Tarkin. They couldn't just let one no-name clone live for the heck of it.

I think the story was an episode too long, actually.

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