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Kubricks / Re: Where is everyone?
« on: January 31, 2013, 01:34 PM »
I'd sure like to have some kubrick news to talk about too. Still hoping to add Lobot, bespin leia, and a few others to the mix at some point. A cloud city box set at $80 would be great. Get Lobot, Leia, that metallic c-3po, a bespin guard, and han solo in there, or switch 3po out for an ugnaught.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: A 6" Exclusive for SDCC 2013?
« on: January 31, 2013, 01:27 PM »
This would be a good place to do an early bird set- Luke Leia Chewie and R2. Sure R2 will be in the regular fall release assortment, but since when are they against making people buy things more than once?

LEGO / Re: Lego 2012
« on: January 13, 2013, 12:16 PM »
I know a lot of the 2012 stuff will slowly get phased out now, but I was curious, will the Jabba's Palace set be around for a bit yet?  I know places like TRU (which I know is higher priced) and Amazon sometimes have the sets available a bit longer than Target/WM, so I was wondering if that set might be available for awhile yet.  I've just been getting more into LEGO over the past year, and I'm still learning the availability patterns a bit.  Thanks for any advice.

I would assume Jabba's Palace will hang around until at least summer, probably until the end of the year.

I picked up Jabba's palace on clearance at walmart for $79 on Friday- I haven't been seeing it at Target since Christmas, so I wouldn't wait too long. Toys R us may have them longer, but they are generally more expensive too.

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: January 13, 2013, 12:13 PM »
grabbed a clearance jabba's palace at wal mart. $79 seems pretty good for this set- Now I can look forward to grabbing a Rancor set at some point when there is a sale going on-

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: December 27, 2012, 07:58 PM »
I found a few of those clone sets at $12.50 each as well. For $1.50 a figure, you just can't go wrong.

Feedback / Re: P-Siddy's (pka Darth Vlad) feedback
« on: December 22, 2012, 05:25 PM »
Glad to give my extra AT-AT a good home! Thanks for the meet-up, my daughter already spent the $ christmas shopping!

Announcements / Re: - Now Under New Ownership!
« on: December 8, 2012, 08:06 AM »
Having had the pleasure of listening to your passionate dedication in person at many of the Minnesota meetings, I am sure this will be a good thing for the site.

Congrats on taking the wheel, as we head in to some uncharted new territory of Star Wars collecting! New movies, new owners, and who knows what else!

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Walmart Black Friday 8-Packs
« on: December 5, 2012, 07:12 PM »
I suddenly noticed some of the 8 pack figures on the pegs too. They haven't restocked since about March, so I don't think it's a mystery that they were returns. I don't think the store would put them out, as they would have to peel off the "not for resale" stickers on the bottom.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Walmart Black Friday 8-Packs
« on: December 1, 2012, 12:49 PM »
I found my scuba ahsoka set, and I love it. I never bothered buying these this year, so this set was a great value for me. I love the troopers, and the training droid is pretty cool too.

I can trade in all of my points for a whopping...

One dollar  ::)

Same here, it made me laugh when I opened the email- I'll spend 1$ in gas to get there!

Kubricks / Re: Vader / 501st Clone 2-pack
« on: November 15, 2012, 11:27 PM »
Got mine today, I like the clone.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: October 18, 2012, 07:01 PM »
Yep, she plays a Peter Jackson made up Elf, Tauriel.  Although given the way the movies may break up into 3 parts, I suspect there is a chance that she might not show up until Part 2 and Part 3.  Of course, PJ managed to work Arwen into the Two Towers movie even though she never appeared in that book so I don't presume to be correct that Tauriel would be limited to only the later chapters.

I watched LOTR again about a month ago, and found it more difficult to enjoy this time around, as I had read the books not long before. Glorfindel getting bumped at the river for more Arwen time  cheeses me off.


I'm a hoth luke and Dr Evazan away from thinking I'm 99% done with the retail figure game.

The next step is to figure out what I really want to keep for future displays, what the kids/nephews/nieces might want to have someday, and the rest will slowly be put up for sale or away in storage for a decision at a later date.

It's been a fun run, and I'll probably hang around and pick up an item here and there. I don't harbor any bitterness toward Hasbro- my collecting was going to come to an end at some point no matter what. Now it is time to figure out which parts to keep, and which to send to someone elses collection-

I found that Luke and Evazan, and have picked up virtually nothing since. I've been letting some things go, and intend to pick up the pace of decumulating. But I will always have some sort of small collection devoted to George's galaxy.
For me the change is more about my age, my kids becoming teenagers, and other interests of my own- not any decision the big H makes. I'm sure i'm not the first to reach that point, and I won't be the last. I'm still shocked by how much time and money I'm saving. 

As I said this spring, no bitterness, it was a good time. And to everyone who is still enjoying it, I hope the line lasts a long-long time.

The toys are definately separate from the movies- I don't care for the prequels, but understand them for what they are. We all wanted George to make more movies, and while I don't love them like the originals, I'm glad they exist rather then never have gotten more movies.

And those movies helped launch our collections, because they provided the support to do such an incredible toy run since 1999. Before that POTF2 was explosive, then dwindled to clearance fodder. POTJ was pretty good, but pretty short lived. If the prequels hadn't come along, we wouldn't have these boards to be hanging out on talking about these toys.

I am in the group that at one point dumped everything prequel. The storage areas were overflowing, and something had to be done. But I wish I had an AT-TE and plenty of other items. The Clone Wars drew me back in, and I know I am in a small camp wishing those had been theatrical releases. I think they would have gotten a lot more mileage out of the toys that way. But even that I trimmed down to a single box plus the giant slave-1 sitting on top of it.

Some of the EU I really enjoy, others not so much. So I bought some of the former, and not the latter. I think a Clone Wars type version of the Thrawn trilogy would rock.

I've pretty much retired now, but I don't intend to not pay attention to the line. I'm sure I'll continue thinning the collection, and still picking up an item here or there. My parameters will be more scene specific for a potential display, rather than which movie or source it comes from.

Gentle Giant / Re: And The Mystery Ent. Earth Exclusive Is....
« on: September 9, 2012, 09:09 PM »
Hate to break everyone's bubble, but it is a set of Jabba's goons from the Special Edition Scene of Episode IV.

Don't even joke about that.  I would love a set like that so much that I would tattoo "I love Hasbro and Entertainment Earth" on my forhead.

Be sure to do it backwards so you can read it in the mirror!

Aren't there some missing mini rig vehicles? A young boba fett, and something else that seemed to have disappeared before arrival at retail?

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