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The Vintage Collection / Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9
« on: April 14, 2011, 12:40 AM »
Sy Snootles probably wouldn't make my top 20 list of most wanted figures, actually.

The mention of deleted scene figures doesn't cover a whole lot of ground (remaining  ROTJ sandstorm characters), unless there's some scenes no one knows about. I'm thinking original Sy has a better chance, then say the Amidala family from AOTC.

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 9
« on: April 13, 2011, 02:26 AM »
So the latest rumor is Darth Maul, Jar Jar Binks and R2-A5 being the second half of this wave.

R2-A5 is the Mos Eisley astromech droid that was removed from ANH and replaced by a Ronto's leg that looked bad.

I guess that's what they meant by deleted scene figures. I just hope they make original edition Sy Snootles so some folks can eat space-crow.  ;)

The Meijer sale is $6 for Clone Wars figures and $7 for Legends and Vintage. They haven't gotten any new vintage since the ROTJ waves, at least around here. I did see some Rebel Commandos.

Aqua Droid and Magna Guards were scene in the Season 4 preview, so it's a safe bet that Hasbro will ignore that and keep shipping ARFS.  :P

Funny thing, their main character reshipping policy makes sense, but there's a Target near me with a solid peg of the new Obi-Wan, the new, second-half of season 3 version. (But no other newer figure from recent cases...maybe one Cade Bane with Todo).

1775 is back online with some coupons for the Easter season.

$2 off any Star Wars purchase of $10 or more.  more for other toy lines as well.

One coupon per computer it seems. I tried deleting cookies and temp files. Maybe if I uninstall their stupid coupon printer program.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: April 9, 2011, 10:16 PM »
I agree, it's silly that Wookie would have  energy weapons, escape pods and helicopters but not even interplanetary shuttles (not having massive space cruisers, I could believe, but something interstellar/hyperdrive capabile hardly seems out of character).

I was just looking at the Episode Guide for "Wookiee Hunt", and didn't realize that one of the trophies in the Trandoshan's ship was a very familiar looking crystal skull - kind of a neat easter egg.  I guess I missed it on the initial viewing.

Trandoshans can hunt in the spaces between spaces.  :o

$6 Clone Wars figures at Meijers stores next week. I know Meijers covers a limited area, but in the past I got sick of sales reports at Ollies, Fred Meyer and the ever annoying Ross mentions (where you can buy cancelled toys for a nickel and sell them on ebay for $500). So this is payback.  ;)

Anyway, I don't know if it includes Legends.

Some Lego sale at Toys R Us next week, spend $30 get one of those blind packed minifigs free. I think the Mando and Clone minifig packs (or whatever) are on sale, too.

Seems to straightforward to have that many from that one story. Also, the implied battle droid two-pack (OOM and droid) for Clone Wars sounds too good to be true.

I'd believe Echo, maybe Gallia. Keeli is so so, an easy repaint but they aren't making the characters he was seen with (But then they made Mando cop and Satine, etc, so that's probably irrelevant). Speaking of such, I'd expect Greedo to be made before they got around to Citadel characters, ones that require new tooling, anyway. And the Mortis folks, too...but I'm thinking too much in order of episode aired.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: April 4, 2011, 11:49 AM »
Mon Calamari battle revisisted. They made the old Scuba Clones obsolete, too.

Adi Gallia is back, maybe to die?

Phase 2 helmets don't seem as off movie model as animated phase 1 helmets were. And the belts are movie style now, too, at least in some shots.

Various clones
Deluxe Fisto with aqua jet thingie.
Scuba Ahsoka
Jettster Jedi

And if Hasbro doesn't reissue the Clone Wars Magna Guard after seeing that trailer, they have no souls.

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: Walmart "New" TIE Bomber
« on: April 3, 2011, 10:04 PM »
No. I was going to but was distracted by something else and forgot. I may check that Wal-Mart again, because they actually had Battle Droid 2 packs. Wal-Mart around here are notorious for having stuff in the clearance area that is still full price, like GI JOE, which apparently they've dropped but are in no hurry to unload.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: April 3, 2011, 07:00 PM »
Received my order of Wave 6 from HTS today - I'm now officially done with Wave 6 - I keep hoping that Wave 5 will come back in stock or I'll find it at a Target or TRU...

I finally saw some Wave 5 in a Target. Got Death Star Escape Luke, R5-D4 and Yoda. I stocked up during K-Mart's buy-one, get-one-free sale in November, so these will only cost $4.50 which, for reworks, is fine by me.

That's just like stealing!  :o  (I'm kidding...but I didn't know any store's receipts lasted that long.)
I finally refound Ackbar at a Meijer, and bought him. They had another one without spots on his head and left arm. Finally saw sail barge R2, too. But cannot bring myself to spend $8 on him.

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: Walmart "New" TIE Bomber
« on: April 3, 2011, 06:57 PM »
I went to a Wal-Mart that I hadn't been before that's within reasonable driving distance (which is less and less due to gas prices), and found 9 of these TIE Bombers on the clearance aisle...for $39 each.  :P

In the grand tradition of Wal-Mart I expect them to remain that price each time I go back, until one day they disappear with never sign of being marked down.

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 7
« on: April 2, 2011, 11:47 AM »
The Tungori RFT reminds me of Henry Fonda.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: April 2, 2011, 12:03 AM »
Trannies stealing lightsabers...I heard that happened at San Diego Comic Con 2009.

I'm curious why the wookies need a bounty hunter ship, they don't have their own? Reuse existing characters and ship models...that's why. Answered my own question...wheee.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: April 1, 2011, 10:37 PM »
Padawan Lost and Wookie Hunt. (I won't write their x-rated parody names in my head)

Barely there Turbo Tank cameo! Felucia! Yay! Dwarf Spider Droids (time for an updated one, Hasbro!)

Jedi don't kill out of anger. Even if the dude will be trying to kill you again later?

Racist episode, all-in-all. Reptilian aliens once again portrayed as cruel killers and mammalians as noble creatures.

Seriously, Bossk is some how the more civilized of his kind? (Gha Nachkt moreso, at least he was just a treacherous junk dealer)

Takeel died...maybe he'll be edited out of the 3D ANH. Okay, okay...all Sniviians look alike.

Sort of a cop out that Chewbacca was the only prisoner on that landing ship, like we needed to know that Ahsoka and company didn't accidently kill anyone.

Chewbacca sure likes to toss people off of high places.

Plo Koon gets to offer the sage wisdom while Yoda is silent. I'm not complaining, forget that little green snot. Plo is the man.

Problem with this two parter...I saw it last year in theaters as PREDATORS. Also, we did the Ahsoka on the run from pursuers in the last arc. Replace droids with Trandoshans, warden with head Trandoshan, clones with younglings, Even Piel with Chewbacca. Maybe they should've spaced out some of the arcs more.

Really an odd season where previous bad-guy poster boy Grievous appears like once. Also, once again, I'm blown away with their follow up on Death Watch.  :P

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