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Revenge of the Sith / Re: 2005 Red Metallic Darth Vader @ Target
« on: March 24, 2005, 03:26 PM »
Yeah, I totally agree. All of the exclusives, all hitting on the same day, are starting to really kill my enthusiasm for the figure release. I just want it to be over and done with now. There's simply no joy in rushing around trying to chace them down.

The whole stategy just became a lot more complex trying to work in a Walmart stop ASAP as well. The only hope is that the 29.99 price of whatever the thing turns out to be stops a lot of people from hoarding them all up.

Jared - I agree with you 100% - my enthusiasm for this is really dwindling. For me it's becoming more of a CHORE than it is the "Fun of collecting" - thank god this is the final movie year 'cause I don't think I could handle something WORSE than this in three years!

Like I said a few posts back. My ONLY hope for grabbing this "Early Bird" kit from WalMart is that the $30 price tag is going to prevent people from hoarding these things as eBay auction investments.

This is the first time in seven years that I am wishing I still lived near my parents in Fairfax, VA.... there is a shopping complex in Fairfax called "Fair Lakes Shopping Plaza" - it has all within seconds of each other a TRU, a Target and a WalMart.... That would make things A LOT easier. Here in NJ the Walmart is completely on the other side fo Toms River from the Target and TRU...  :-[

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS ARC-170
« on: March 24, 2005, 01:16 PM »
Does anyone know if the Clone Pilot is going to be out in the initial release?

I'm going to want a WHOLE bunch of them - at least six openers to staff both the ARC-170 and the new ROTS Gunship and an extra in case they release the V-Wing down the road.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS ARC-170
« on: March 24, 2005, 11:16 AM »
I'm hoping that this ship will be available on the 2nd - there will probably be more Gunships 'cause I think that is technically "Wave 1", but for them to not release a signature vehicle like this on the 2nd would be a HUGE mistake (IMHO)

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: 2005 Red Metallic Darth Vader @ Target
« on: March 24, 2005, 11:14 AM »
I'm hoping that with a $30 price tag, I'll still be able to snag one after I'm done with Target around 8:30 am....

I'm going to try to get in touch with a friend of mine tonight who might be able to shed some more light on what it is...

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TV-9D9 / Re: CLONE WARS Cartoon... Reactions
« on: March 24, 2005, 10:32 AM »
I'm glad these episodes are also going to jibe with the stuff from "Labyrinth of Evil" - the scene in Palpatine's apartment and what we caught a glimpse of in the preview for ep24 with the elevated train were GREAT in the book - I can't wait to see Mace taking on Grevious on the train!

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS Product Leaks: Already?
« on: March 23, 2005, 04:35 PM »
I know this really doesn't help much - but does anyone know if there are laws against stores denying/stopping you from purchasing merchandise that is out on the floor on pegs/on shelves?

I would think that it would fall under the same category of when you pick something up and it's priced one amount and it rings up a different amount - the store gives you the lower amount. Why wouldn't a similar axiom apply - if they put the stuff out they have to sell it to you?

Sorry if I'm off base - but I'm still bitter about being denied the other day at WalMart...  >:(

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: 2005 Red Metallic Darth Vader @ Target
« on: March 23, 2005, 04:32 PM »
On a side note...wasn't sure if this deserved its own thread yet or not, since it is just a rumor at this point, but Rebelscum mentions in this article that a rumor is going around that an exclusive that Wal-Mart might have on 4/2 could be a sort of "Early Bird" set reminiscent of the vintage days.  No further details outside of that, so take it with a grain of salt, but interesting news I thought anyways.

Ok - this IS getting ridiculous! So TRU helped out by opening A LOT of stores for MidnightMadness freeing up the morning of the 2nd for Target, but now there's a Walmart exclusive? Not to mention the fact that the WalMart flyer is indicating two different times - did anyone else notice that? In a bigger font it says "April 2nd & 3rd - 8am - 4pm" in a smaller font it says "All new Episode III merchandise on sale at 12:01 am on April 2nd"....

Does this mean that if you have a Walmart that DOESN'T normally open at midnight, it WILL BE open at midnight on the 2nd or does this only apply to the Walmarts that are open 24hours?

*UGH*

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: 2005 Red Metallic Darth Vader @ Target
« on: March 23, 2005, 10:22 AM »
Well - as crazy as it seems, I will be going right from the TRU across the street at Midnight Madness to lining up over at the Target.

I may even ask a family member to go over to the Target and hold a spot in line for me so people who "finish" up at TRU before me can't beat me to a spot in line.

I realize that this will require waiting all night long, but I don't see any other alternative to getting this figure.

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Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Possible Animated Wave 4?
« on: March 23, 2005, 09:37 AM »
Pete Fett, I was thinking that 4/2 might hold some Clone Wars surprises also. It would be great, but, honestly, when was the last time new product appeared on the pegs before it showed up online?

Oh totally - that's why I think that any plans to have another wave of animated figures has been scrapped.

Unless they plan on having the figures come out at the same time the Volume 2 DVD is released. My guess is that it will be released sometime between now and the DVD release of ROTS so perhaps there are plans for more figures this summer.

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Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: DVD 3-packs. Ugh.
« on: March 23, 2005, 09:36 AM »
Well - on the way home last night I stopped by the one Walmart I DIDN'T hit on the way into work and they had the pallet of DVDs and commemorative 3-packs out on the floor. Thank goodness at least ONE WalMart in the area can follow instructions!

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS - Deluxe Figures
« on: March 22, 2005, 11:36 AM »
I think they are showing up at the different places at a bit higher price...

TRU:
53772 STAR WARS DLX FIGURE 12.99

Target:
STAR WARS E3 ACTION ASST.: 087-06-1327 $11.99 (some stores say $9.99-10.99)

The price scanners at the Targets by me, list the price for 087-06-1327 as $9.99, perhaps the price will change I don't know. Maybe they're going to up the price by a dollar and still allow people w/coupons for $1 each figure to take $1 off the price of the deluxe figures too?

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: AT-RT - the walker army-builder
« on: March 22, 2005, 11:35 AM »
I kinda wish they were white... the main reason being that now the ROTJ Imperials on Endor seem like they should have been in camo.

 :P

Actually, the lack of camo deco on the Biker Scouts CAN be explained (albeit with a pretty thin explanation)....

During the time of the Clone Wars, the Republic is fighting for its existence they will be employing any tactic necessary to give their troops the edge in combat and if giving camo-deco to troopers helps them sneak up on droids in dense forest worlds, then give them camoflaged armor.

However, by the time the OT comes around, the Republic has turned into the Empire and the Empire has been going strong for close to twenty years. There's no need to have your troops worry about fighting another army on the scale of the CIS -- your ONLY problem are those pesky rebels, a movement which you are sure will eventually be squashed and "Fear will keep the systems in line".

At least that's how I rationalize the difference. The Grand Army of the Republic = fighting for their lives and Soliders of the Empire = strike fear into the hearts of the masses and NO ONE will challenge you.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Who's First?
« on: March 22, 2005, 10:22 AM »
I think I'll be opening the Deluxe Anakin when I get home first. However, since I will be going directly from MM at TRU to waiting in line at Target, I will want to open SOMETHING to occupy my time while waiting for the Target to open - since I'll be worried about losing accessories, it will probably be something with very few - so to that end, I'll probably either open up a couple of the new Jedi like Aalya Secura and Ki-Adi Mundi.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: AT-RT - the walker army-builder
« on: March 22, 2005, 10:18 AM »
It will be a shame if the pilot has no articulation. Even at least knee joints would make the figure better, so he could stand up straight when he's not sitting on the walker.

You know what though - it looks like between AOTC and ROTS - there has been a split in armor/uniform for the Clone Pilots. The flying vehicle pilots look like the new "Clone Pilot" vehicle we're getting and the ground vehicle pilots look like the "Turbo Tank Driver" figure we're getting - so I wouldn't be worried just yet - granted I took only a quick look just now, but the AT-RT driver figure and the Turbo Tank Driver figure look like the same armor and coloring and if that's the case, based on the gate-fold in the latest insider, there looks to be plenty of articulation in the Turbo Tank Driver figure.

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Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: DVD 3-packs. Ugh.
« on: March 22, 2005, 10:09 AM »
I hit three WalMarts this morning - NONE of them had the DVD three-packs for the Animated Clone Wars figures.  >:(

This is exactly like I figured would happen - the WalMarts are so god-damn gun-shy about putting ANYTHING out that is Star Wars they are holding them back for April 2nd!

Now, how the hell am I going to be at Target and WalMart at the same time?!?!?!

*VERY* angry....

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