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Offline Jesse James

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Commander Blackout
« on: June 1, 2011, 12:04 AM »
Also posted is a loose shot of Commander Blackout...


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Looks like a really sharp deco.  :)
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Re: Commander Blackout
« Reply #1 on: June 1, 2011, 12:09 AM »
Yeah, that's awesome! Opener worthy for sure. Man, how sweet would it be if they did Admiral Trench?

Or maybe the Stealth Ship in the midsize line?
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Re: Commander Blackout
« Reply #2 on: June 1, 2011, 07:24 PM »
It would be great to see them develop this arc some more. Trench would be a jem! So would the stealth pilot. You could put me down for a stealth ship right now, but I think we would see a Twilight before the stealth ship. And the forecast for that is, for whatever reason, not good.

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Re: Commander Blackout
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2011, 02:01 PM »
So the TRU Exclusive Stealth Ops Clone Trooper is apparently hitting shelves now up in Canada. Hopefully he will start to make an appearance stateside soon. I definitely want at least 2 of these, although it irks me that they don't actually refer to him by name on the package.
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Re: Commander Blackout
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2011, 12:38 AM »
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Re: Commander Blackout
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2011, 10:46 AM »
....although it irks me that they don't actually refer to him by name on the package.

I wonder if it's not to save on trademarking.

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Re: Commander Blackout
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2011, 10:53 AM »
....although it irks me that they don't actually refer to him by name on the package.

I wonder if it's not to save on trademarking.

Maybe it's to subliminally urge people to squad build him since he's given a generic designation.  :P
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Re: Commander Blackout
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2011, 06:23 PM »
I watched that episode again last night, and not only is he not named in the credits, I'll be damned if I caught his name anywhere in the actual episode either. I could have missed it, but struck me as odd.
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Re: Commander Blackout
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2011, 09:46 PM »
....although it irks me that they don't actually refer to him by name on the package.

I wonder if it's not to save on trademarking.

Maybe it's to subliminally urge people to squad build him since he's given a generic designation.  :P

Maybe, but at $13 per figure (I assume, maybe it's $15 now)...I won't get him at all unless they do a freebie promotion like the last TRU exclusives (Though, I never got them when they did that promo, either.)

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Re: Commander Blackout
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2011, 10:30 PM »
$13? He's $7.99
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Re: Commander Blackout
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2011, 02:25 AM »
Yeah that scared me for a moment...  :)

$7.99 is great, especially for an exclusive.  I was shocked.
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Re: Commander Blackout
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2011, 07:50 AM »
It will go up in price 3 weeks after it is released - per TRU standard operating procedure.   :P

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Re: Commander Blackout
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2011, 08:55 AM »
I think it's greedy and stupid that they refuse to clearance out the Nikto Guard or Kul Teska. You still have 2 TCW exclusives loitering on the pegs and now you're going to add a third?

Kul Teska in particular kills me, this thing is huge and takes up valuable real estate. And I really want one for openers but not at the ridiculous price they're at now. Drop that thing down to $5 and watch 'em fly off the shelves.

I agree that odds seem really slim Blackout will stay at $7.99 for very long. That's cheaper than their regular Clone Wars figs.
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Re: Commander Blackout
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2011, 09:49 PM »
The time TRU clearances anything is usually "waaay past anyone giving a damn". They hung onto Trek and Terminator Salvation stuff longer than anyone, and still have the stuff lingering at clearance.

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Re: Commander Blackout
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2011, 11:32 PM »
I ordered 2 of these from TRU.com.  I still had 2 jedi turbo speeders in the cart, from a previous non-order, so I grabbed another small item to get the free shipping.  They processed the order THEN sent a message saying the speeders were out of stock and that I Would be charged $12 shipping.  I sent a message to complain and they gave me free shipping on the two Blackouts and a minimate 2-pack.  Not bad.
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