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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: August 23, 2011, 05:26 PM »
Army of the Republic Battle Pack for $17 at Wal-Mart. Which is cool...I guess....if I had a Costco and a membership to it...2 for $26.

Maybe the other Wal-Marts reduced their many Gelagrub Patrol sets...but I still wouldn't pay $17 for it...maybe $12 on a good day.

The RC Hailfire is reduced to $35, IIRC.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: August 22, 2011, 09:53 PM »

Yeah, but if we were real collectors, we would be supporting the Legends line and buying up all these great figures we already have dozens of.  Truly, the fault here lies with the collectors.

You already have dozens of the Spacetrooper? Lucky man!  ;)

Think how fun it will be if/when Vintage and Legends merge into one line...and cases, like some Clone Wars cases, contain nothing but reissued figures of main characters.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: August 21, 2011, 09:01 PM »
 I won't debate Tartakovsky's style much, other than not caring for some of his character designs (I could same the same for the current Clone Wars, too) and the exaggeration of force powers. Some of his action scenes are quite cool. But  storywise, the only segment that mattered (besides the introduction of Grievous, which is muddled by the inconsitencies between CW and ROTS versions of the character), was the attack on Coruscant, that leads into ROTS (and was far better than the opening battle/rescue of ROTS that follows it...I'm definately giving Tartakovsky credit there.)

Anyone could argue that parts of Filoni's series don't matter much or don't mesh with the movies. I'd probably agree with them on some points.

Final note: Best thing about the micro-series is that they f-ing killed off Asajj Ventress without dragging that weak ass storyline way past its due. Filoni seems completely unable or unwilling to kill any villains in his series, just good guys. So as a result you have a whole universe of major league scumbags walking around that have somehow scattered into the woodwork prior to ROTS.

The microseries didn't kill Ventress off concretely enough for other folks not to reuse her. 

 Ventress and Durge were one-note disposable characters. It's only  Filoni's Clone Wars use of Ventress that makes her anything to me. Before that she was an EU baddie that as far real canon goes, might as well have never existed Durge was created to replace Jango, then offed immediately...dispite being harder to kill than most life forms (yeah, he came back in a comic book...I don't care).  Filler characters until Grievous comes along, only existing because we can't have the Jedi battling movie characters, that would mess with the flow of the next film (Oops...someone forgot to tell Filoni and Company...."I'm twice as powerful as when we last met, Dooku!"....."Ah, yes on, I mean when were prisoners of those space pirates..."  :P)

Also the microseries' battle droid voices were better.

Star Wars Universe / Re: Star Wars on Blu-Ray
« on: August 20, 2011, 08:35 PM »
I'm wondering where the alternate Office Duel is from ROTS, the one where Anakin was there the whole time and Palpatine used Anakin's lightsaber. It was in the near-final cut of the film long enough that, IIRC, Lucas called the actors back for a reshoot.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Vintage Rumors
« on: August 20, 2011, 06:01 PM »
Assuming those Sith and Villains are Vintage/Realistic and not Clone Wars packs. They'd either be one of the other.

I'd lean towards CW...they'd want to milk the new Savage Oppress they could reissue Sidious...

The Vintage Collection / Re: Vintage Rumors
« on: August 19, 2011, 11:53 PM »
They've denied the Royal Starship anyway.

Sadly, the Royal Starship and Emperor's Shuttle did not make the list.  But we think fans will be pleased with the line-up which includes a 100% newly tooled iconic vehicle.


Oh, yeah...that's's the Naboo Fighter.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: August 18, 2011, 09:18 PM »
Finally got a Legends Spacetrooper....plastic seems a bit on the soft side. Why did they make him with a dent on his chest? Fun guy, anyway...might get more.

I like that the empty tray is there for the secret they dediced to yank them late in the game.  :(

The Vintage Collection / Re: Vintage Rumors
« on: August 18, 2011, 09:13 PM »
I'm vaguely intrigued by that vague pricing list.

I knew Naboo battle would be $30. If it includes 4 battle droids, a gungan, Tarpals and the Kaadu...not bad. Only 2 droids...wait for clearance.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: August 16, 2011, 08:52 PM »
 To some folks the Tartakovsky series was the greatest thing since light-saber sliced white bread. I thought it had its moments, but was mostly brief snippets and in the big picture, as disposable as any EU stuff of its time.

Power of the Force 2 / Re: POTF2 Recent Purchases
« on: August 15, 2011, 10:29 PM »
I got a POTF stormtrooper for 25 cents couple months back and this weekend an R2 for 5 cents at yard sales. Lando for 50 cents, had his cape and I found a Dewback Sandtrooper rifle for him in the box he was in.

Also, an X-Wing missing the canopy and 3 laser guns for a buck. That and the landspeeder seem to be most common used finds as far as yard sale and flea markets go.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: August 15, 2011, 06:01 PM »
I found a Boil and AT-RT at Target (where had it been during clearance?) , it rang up 0.00 so I walked out of the store with it. Okay, I didn't try to buy it. Who knows could've been clearance, but probably not at this point.

Any way we can make a cheap buck on your nostalgia is possible. Like same old vehicles in new but old looking boxes.

Anyway, they've been missing the boat.
-Kenner colors Boba Fett (3 3/4" or 12")
-TIE Pliot with grey gloves and boots
-Bespin Luke in fresh clean khaki
-Hoth Han with deep blue jacket and khaki pants
-Rebel Hoth Trooper painted like vintage trooper
-Light skinned version of dark skinned Bespin Guard
-Obi-Wan in almost all brown clothing.
-2-1B vintage colors
-Hoth Rebel with light colored pants and gloves
-Leia with more reddish hair and a more yellow vest
-X-Wing Luke with dark tinted goggles, oranger suit
-Han Solo with screen-accurate black pants (that's a joke...we all know his pants were brown blue)
-Needa in black uniform, since he's not called Needa anyway.
-30th ANH Vader instead of one of the same Vaders they keep putting in everything
-"Death Squad Commander"
-Bossk in more yellow suit with browner skin
-Snowtrooper all white with only black details
-At-At Driver with unpainted (grey) boots
-Stormtrooper with head fuzed to body...okay...maybe not.  :P

Thankfully they did none of that and saved me lots of $$$$  ;)

The Vintage Collection / Re: Hasbro Q&A Sessions
« on: August 13, 2011, 01:33 AM »
When Lucas decides to turn the live action series into another trilogy everything will be just fine  ;D

I bet he'd sooner remake A NEW HOPE. It'll happen within ten's is our destiny...

1. Ann and Tann Gella
2. Quarren
3. Sugi
4. Nute Gunray (ROTS)
5. Mosep
6. Solomahal
7. Baniss Keeg
8. Tzivvzt
9. Arleil Schous
10. Toryn Farr
11. Treva Horme
12. Nikto (Vintage)
13. Sergeant Doallyn
14. Ishi Tib (Palace)
15. Noghri Warrior

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: August 12, 2011, 05:36 PM »
Blackout was part of the sale?  He didn't scan under the price checker as such. Crud. That explains why they were all gone today. Of course, my local TRU showed no signs of restocking anything. What a worthless store.

Saturday garage saling, I found a Clone Wars R2-D2, missing a front panel, for 5 well as a POTF2 R2 and a Saga Ewok Throne (sans one pole) for 5 cents each. Also, a POTF X-wing missing canopy and three cannons for a buck.  (Sounds great, but i was out garage saling for about 5 hours!).

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