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The Vintage Collection / Re: Hasbro & Collectors
« on: November 24, 2010, 11:09 AM »
it does suck for the adult collectors of the line

Yeah, that's all I'm sayin' really. I don't mean to imply that they're misguided, I'm just bemoaning the fact that the animated line does not seem to aspire to the level of engagement with the consumer that the TVC line does. (horses of a different color, I realize)

I guess when you have a hot commodity that is primarily targeted to kids, and supported by current entertainment, you just don't have to try as hard in that regard. I get that though.

Personally, I think Hasbro "owns" so much of the action figure aisle as is, that they don't have to try very hard. That's why they can not ship new product for once vital properties to stores for 6 months without  a problem.

I'd have preferred Target get more big Battle Packs or something like the Geonosis arena two-packs. If they do release them as 3 packs, instead of a 9 figure boxed set, I might be interested depending on the figures.

The Vintage Collection / Re: "Vintage" Collection Wave 5 (2011 Wave 1)
« on: November 21, 2010, 07:23 PM »
I will probably get a couple to give Cody a few troops.

I'm now kicking myself for never picking up an airborne trooper or two.  I'm sure they will be re-released though.

They have. Just go pick up some new Invasion of Utapau battle packs and throw the other 3 figures away. Or repack something in his place and return the set. Kids don't care.  :P

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: November 21, 2010, 07:19 PM »
Got a sandtrooper at Wal-Mart for $6. And another Snowtrooper for $6 (less actually, since I returned some cans/bottles).

Got Legends AOTC CLone and ROTS white Clone at K-Mart's buy one get one free sale. $4.25 a figure...nice. I couldn't find much else, clone wars repacks and vintage leftovers, ...wave ones I had or didn't want. Not sure what I'd do with another At-At Commander, but I thought about it.

I think it's funny the difference between the two clones' basic card stats are that the ROTS trooper has one more point of "luck".

Speaking of that I found the Iron Man Air Assualt and Weapon Drones at K-mart buy one get one. $3.50 each.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: November 20, 2010, 01:46 PM »
On a related note, that WIRED article about this topic that RS has linked on their front page is utterly asinine.

The article didn't mention it's not just a costume change, she's aged, her lekku are longer. Maybe she's grown taller (?) too.

In 2 weeks on The Padme Show, her life is in danger and another vote fails. Seriously, this is getting absurd. They aren't gonna make senate Padme, Bail Organa or Lott Dodd (the main villain for this season! HA!) action figures.

I liked the power generator room massacre. What a battle pack that would be. It would never happen.

The Seperatists have a parliment?

Collect All 92! / Re: Zuckuss
« on: November 19, 2010, 03:39 PM »
I still say he's 4-LOM, he was a like a rap star....Andre 3000.  ;)

I like vintage best of all version still. Yeah, the removable gear. POTF2 is auto fail since he can't sit (unless you find a way to get the coat off.)

And the current version, I think they over corrected and made him a tad short.  Or is that the droid 4-LOM I'm thinking of? Damn Kenner, Dengar was too short, the names were reversed on two, IG-88 was too short, Fett was the wrongs colors....way to screw up characters that appeared for like under 2 minutes and barely moved.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Vintage Rumors
« on: November 18, 2010, 04:05 PM »
Are you going back to 2002 with that, or no? 

Yes and no. No they wouldn't have been super articulated in 2002 of course. But back then they made some figures like the previously unnamed Nikto Jedi, that were little more than statues, even compared to Episode 1 releases. That stuff turned me off Star Wars for a while.

In terms of ROTS, they could've gone further and we wouldn't have needed Agen Kolar and Plo Koon again. And IIRC, we don't have a fully SA Ki-Adi Mundi, just a SA concept one (and maybe that comic pack one, I'm not sure).

I admit, I'd probably get Aayla again if she had better arms. Mine has a loose knee anyway. And I missed the Clone Wars version (saw it once with bad paint ops and then never again).

Complaining about character repetition in Star Wars toys is pointless. I admit that.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Target Clone Wars Geonosis 2-Packs
« on: November 18, 2010, 03:54 PM »
The cannon was used by Battle Droids and geonosians in various episodes of the show. Still though, I think it's generic enough that it can be used by clones as well.

That's cool. More Seperatist gear is welcome. I guess I never noticed it per se.

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.

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?

The Vintage Collection / 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...

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.

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 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.

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.

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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