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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TCW 2010 Battlepacks
« on: November 18, 2010, 12:34 PM »
So they are reissuing Attack on Rishi Moon Outpost in new boxes with a battle mat. Also, Holocron Heist and Clones vs. Droids will come with battle mats.

Upcoming Clone Wars Battle Packs

Variation completists are gonna hate Hasbro.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Target Clone Wars Geonosis 2-Packs
« on: November 18, 2010, 12:30 PM »
Non-zombie Geonosian! They seem shorter than the movie-based versions.

Which side does the cannon go to?

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Vintage Rumors
« on: November 17, 2010, 08:22 PM »
So will the Clone Troopers have pre-yellowed helmets like the current plain white one?

Ask that in the Q&A.

Skiff Master Weequay, Kithaba and Bom Vimdin are the highlight of all those. I have a feeling they'll screw up Rebel Fleet Trooper. 3rd Strike is a charm. Watch him be an inch taller than the tallest stormtrooper.

I find some Jedi redos irritating, since some they could've gotten right the first or second time (Aayla). Triple dipping...

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: November 13, 2010, 09:45 PM »
Others noticed, as I did, the musical number was an homage to "Anything Goes" from Temple of Doom.

I noticed from that yahoo clip Obi-Wan will sport his less armored look in the Oppress episode (or sooner). Meaning his new action figure will hit about the right time.

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I got mine a week ago. Then wondered why I even sent for it. I like Mon Calamari. But I dislike opening figures who have a high aftermarket value. All this carded stuff with the fold out diorama...is like Hasbro laughing at us "You gotta send off for two now!"

That's why I prefer my mail-ins in a small box their package being a clear baggie.

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I'll enjoy it more when it snows.  :)

I can send you some. Unless you want to come to the Twin Cities yourself.

Z'all right. Michigan gets plenty of snow in due time.

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: November 13, 2010, 05:37 PM »
Well, now Hasbro has a reason not to make Ziro.

Weird thing happened, too...there was a clone in the episode...only briefly. Maybe as the season progresses we'll learn more about the clones and how they tie into the war named after them.  ;)

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I know, I was mocking Hasbro's absurdity.  ;) They always mention tooling costs. But then for an exclusive, they sculpt an all new figure when they could've reused parts, then make an entire  repaint wave of $8 to $10 carded releases.

Back on subject. I got the Defense set since it was $5 off. It's okay. But really for die-hards. The turret seems so hollow and static, because it is. It makes me realize why Hasbro doesn't do playsets.  I can see why the AT-ST (attack set) is harder to locate; it just seems more fun.  Also, K-3PO figure can't sit, not that he ever did, but I'd like the option to.

Piece of a greater picture (diorama), the battle of Hoth, the set is good. Just not sure that's a road I'll pursue (money and space)...I'll enjoy it more when it snows.  :)

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The thing is though, the AT-AT driver's suit is unique, but not really a snow suit...  It's just a jumpsuit with a helmet and chest box like a pilot has.  So is it "cold weather", or is it specific to the vehicle they drive since it's perhaps complex?  The AT-ST driver's uniform is a lot more simplistic, possibly because the AT-ST doesn't require anything more than a standard army uniform to hop in and go.

My only gripe on the AT-ST driver is his height.  He's pretty tall.  I'm still perplexed why they'd sculpt a figure from the ground-up when the Scanner Tech gave them 80% of the parts they'd need.

1. Because tooling costs so much money, which is why the first vintage wave of 2011 is mostly repaint/rereleases.  :P

2. Because they really wanted another imperial to be in scale with the 30th Anniversary Collection Death Star Trooper.

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Shadows of the Dark Side '10-'11 / Re: Imperial AT-AT
« on: November 7, 2010, 05:30 PM »
Ah, I miss KENNER's "WE REALLY DO CARE!"

My bro broke the vintage Millenium Falcon's guns and they sent him a new one.

Of course, greedy scum would exploit that for all it was worth nowdays so they could resale parts on ebay.

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: How Many Repaints Are Too Many?
« on: November 7, 2010, 05:25 PM »
If I like something, I may always get it depending on the price. I like Pax-what's-his-face even though he was an inaccurate version of the Episode 1 character, him being a recolored super articulated Greedo was cool with me, because I liked that Greedo mold. I'd give most stormtroopers a shot, too, if they used a good mold.

Actually, I might buy something repainted I know I like already over something new, simply because the Star Wars line is still hit/miss with me.

I dislike all the Jedi Starfighters. To be fair, I've never held a Clone Wars version in my hands (or Clone Wars modified Anakin model). But the movie AOTC and ROTS models do nothing for me. I dislike the assymterical astromech droids, and another reason could be because that the OT had real uniformed pilots and the Jedi jump in their rides robes and all, with a metal head band on. Somehow I doubt ANH would have the same effect if Luke stayed in his Tatooine duds and donned a metal halo. But that's really off topic.

I rarely buy vehicles anyway, most of the ones I've gotten over the past few years were used and I prefer ground based items anyway. I was tempted to get the previous blue-greay CLONE WARS Trade Federation AAT before they all disappear. But in that case, it clashes with my 30th anniversary one...and the vehicle is just okay, not great.
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Shadows of the Dark Side '10-'11 / Re: Imperial AT-AT
« on: November 2, 2010, 09:11 AM »
Yeah, I used that coupon 3 other times before that. As I said, just a hour before at a different store, and the cashier knew what it was before I handed it to her, she said "we've been getting those all day". 

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Vintage/Legends/Clone Wars figures $5.99 at Meijers this week. (Iron Man and Marvel Universe, too.)

Clone Wars Slave 1 set $79.99 at TRU.

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Shadows of the Dark Side '10-'11 / Re: Imperial AT-AT
« on: October 30, 2010, 05:43 PM »
Got one today for $50 plus tax. I had the coupon, but after 5 minutes of the cashier finding a customer service guy, they come back and tell me that the coupon wasn't supposed to be put online. Frustrating.

Which was probably my bad, since I'd used a black & white copy of the coupon that same store earlier in the week (before i knew about the AT-AT sale). Damn black and white printer ruined it.

The K-Mart I went to an hour earlier took the color copy I printed out, but they didn't have the AT-AT.

Oh, well.




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The astromech droid is laughable. TVC is $8 - a whole $1 mainly for the packaging look - and this figure 1. has no accessories, and 2. is mostly an accessory.

What I said on the 'scum forum, R5-D4 is what we would've got free (piece by piece) had B.A.D. continued. 

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