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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #270 on: February 21, 2011, 07:02 PM »
Maybe the Clone can be bs'd as having a deco that is off-white?  It's the Brown Egg Division.
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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #271 on: February 21, 2011, 09:19 PM »
i want the janga fett it looks nice and like the poncho. it would be sweet if he came with a blue sombrero too, but seriously i want the poncho.
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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #272 on: February 21, 2011, 11:08 PM »
Look for the Legends Jango...  I think you'll be happier all around on that, personally.  It's a different outfit Jango but has the poncho.
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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #273 on: February 23, 2011, 12:27 AM »
Picked up my opener Wave 5 set this morning at a WalMart on my way into work.

Pretty much a ho-hum wave. I would have much rather found more of the AOTC wave, that wave is much more interesting to me than this one.
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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #274 on: February 23, 2011, 04:31 PM »
found the AOTC wave at WM in Mishawaka, Indiana.  I only needed the Senate Guard, and at $8.96, I was glad that was all I needed.  Also, just an FYI if anyone is keeping track, it was the variant version where the card back picture shows the full body of the Guard. 

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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #275 on: February 26, 2011, 07:15 AM »
Captain Piet helped me score most of the AOTC wave at one of our local WalMarts yesterday.

Now all I need is another Zam and I need a bunch more Senate Guards, I'm good with the rest of the wave though.

I'm really liking the upgrades made to Kit Fisto for this release - the ball jointed hips are a nice touch.
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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #276 on: February 26, 2011, 10:36 AM »
Yep, we help each other out.  ;)
So I snagged the two Senate guards and the other Zam from two cases put out at a Wal-Mart that has been crazy packed with figures in two separate areas, yet they put out more. Uh, OK?
With General Lando wave and new Clone Wars Ahsoka and Anakin wave now shipping, keep 'em coming. Although, I figure Target has to get in the act here.
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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #277 on: February 26, 2011, 10:19 PM »
I got the wave 5 Stormtrooper tonight at WM...  It's funny but while I see some discoloration, if mine's the "norm" then people have really been blowing the severity of it out of proportion because it's not horrific. 

I'm going to replace it with a Spacetrooper bucket regardless.  I think the paintjob is worse than any discoloration though.
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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #278 on: February 27, 2011, 05:32 AM »
I got the wave 5 Stormtrooper tonight at WM...  It's funny but while I see some discoloration, if mine's the "norm" then people have really been blowing the severity of it out of proportion because it's not horrific. 

I haven't seen many people complaining about the coloration of the stormie helmet, the complaints have been more about the sculpt (not looking much like a stormtrooper helmet) and also the paintjob.

Got a pic?

The Utapau clone in that wave seems to be the one with the helmet yellowing issues.
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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #279 on: February 28, 2011, 02:11 AM »
I saw some Utapau Clones tonight at another WM and I didn't think they looked bad either...  Not great, but not as bad as the white Clones with the yellowing.  A shade between clean and that figure is where I'd put it.

The Stormtrooper helmet is an ok sculpt to me...  ok enough I guess, but I'm still replacing it with a Spacetrooper helmet.  There's enough discoloration I notice it.  The paintjob is sloppy as **** though, so I'm completely down on that...  The brow bar thing is like Burt's unibrow.

No pic, nothing short of a crummy cell phone anyway, but yeah, it's not bad really...  I'd say the Sandtroopers I've seen have worse yellowing on their thighs, and the white Clones are way worse.  I've only seen 2 Utapau Clones so far though, since they seem to be the worst of the worst when it comes to this discoloration thing.

The stormie looks good enough to me though beside the paintjob.  Paintjobs are really getting the axe these days on many figures though.  I guess it's like marketing, it's usually the first thign to get cut when times are tough.
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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #280 on: March 4, 2011, 04:53 PM »
Walked into one of my local Wal-Marts this morning to find them doing a minor reset (for the Pirates of the Carribean and Thor figures), which was sending some stuff to the clearance aisle.  Wal-Mart usually takes forever to clear stuff out here (or they just move it two aisles over, put a "red" tag on it at the original price, and claim it's on clearance), but imagine my shock when I saw an AT-AT on the bottom shelf, with a red "29.00" clearance sticker!  :o

I didn't need another one, but a friend of mine had said she'd like one, so I picked it up for her.  When the cashier ran it across the scanner, it rang up at 24.00 even.   :o :o

Probably the best clearance find I've ever had, at least from the price perspective.  WINNING!  ;D

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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #281 on: March 4, 2011, 06:41 PM »
Walked into one of my local Wal-Marts this morning to find them doing a minor reset (for the Pirates of the Carribean and Thor figures), which was sending some stuff to the clearance aisle.  Wal-Mart usually takes forever to clear stuff out here (or they just move it two aisles over, put a "red" tag on it at the original price, and claim it's on clearance), but imagine my shock when I saw an AT-AT on the bottom shelf, with a red "29.00" clearance sticker!  :o

I didn't need another one, but a friend of mine had said she'd like one, so I picked it up for her.  When the cashier ran it across the scanner, it rang up at 24.00 even.   :o :o

Probably the best clearance find I've ever had, at least from the price perspective.  WINNING!  ;D

Wow.  Nice score!
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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #282 on: March 4, 2011, 09:47 PM »
Excellent price!!!
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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #283 on: March 5, 2011, 02:10 AM »
Probably the best clearance find I've ever had, at least from the price perspective.  WINNING!  ;D

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