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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars General Battle Pack Thread
« on: August 5, 2011, 12:46 PM »

I do LOVE the condensed, slimmer BP packaging though, this is a great enhancement IMO. For me, space is at a premium, so anything that is done to help minimize the raw square footage I have to store is a huge win.

I am on board with that aspect of it. As I was sliding my "Cad Bane's Escape" into a tiny little spot on a shelf I did think to myself this sure is easy to find a spot to stash this in the mound of boxes that is my collection. It's like playing Tetris.

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TV-9D9 / Re: Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace
« on: August 5, 2011, 11:00 AM »
I thought it was quite funny. Yoda's "3CPO" was great. Looking forward to the mini fig (won't spoil it) that is coming with the DVD next month.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars General Battle Pack Thread
« on: August 5, 2011, 10:24 AM »
This obviously means nothing to those who open these, but I hate that they are just 3 figs next to each other. As someone who keeps everything in the package my favorite thing about BPs was it was like I opened some figs and set up a scene w/o actually opening them up. Makes it harder for me to bite on these.

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The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: August 3, 2011, 12:51 PM »
I picked one up the other day, only one they had. 1 per case was ridiculous, until I started playin with it. It's a neat item, but I don't know any kid in their right mind that would be interested in one, so I kind kind of see the logic.

You may be right, but my gut (and I admit my gut is very "collector" biased) says more collectors will want to army build the sled than kids will want the bug and speeder.

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The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: August 3, 2011, 11:44 AM »
I most likely won't die if I don't get a sled, but really Hasbro? Come on.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: August 1, 2011, 01:31 PM »
Sorry Jeff, Jesse, Scott, etc. I promise this is it.

Ok that's fine. I am a big ass. Thank you.

Back to recent CW finds

Agreed - and if my post came across that I think you, Nick, are a "big ass", I apologize, that was not my intent.

I was taking that out of the "ASSume" comment. And what you are saying is fair. I know I got jaded when I saw the same guys asking me to pull stuff at Target then at a toy show selling stuff the next month or the guys who would have their kid come in who you knew was a dealer and say oh my kid wants it.

And the communication at Target is horrible. The LODs/Team leads share nothing with the 16 year old team members. So there is no consistency.

Anyway I can't say that the way Target handles this isn't unfair and a pain in the butt, but I can put myself in some of their shoes enough to at least throw my two cents in.

Oh and I love the "if you tell me you can't sell it until the 31st I'll come back that day and say I'm here to buy it since it's the 31st idea." That's good stuff.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: August 1, 2011, 01:05 PM »
Ok that's fine. I am a big ass. Thank you.

Back to recent CW finds

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: August 1, 2011, 08:53 AM »
Those are all good points and I have no idea why I feel the need to revert back and bring my old Target employee wounds to the surface.

I will say that when I was a toy team lead for Target I "hated" the hot wheel guys and the toy scalpers so sometimes you just assume anyone and everyone, especially when they know a DPCI for an item not on the floor is one of  those.

Ok all done. Time to forget my Target years again............................. done.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: August 1, 2011, 08:24 AM »
Five Target's yesterday and not one new item on shelves. No Shuttle in back room at any of them.
Wal-Mart? Sha! I don't even go there right now and there's no reason to.

The other thing Target will do is if they are sending the majority of a reset on one truck, they will trap it onto pallets so that when they reset they can just bring that whole pallet out to fill the aisle it's for, meaning they don't backstock it to a shelf like they normally would. So if you type the numbers in a price scanner or have a red shirt check backroom locations they will show none even though they really do have it.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: August 1, 2011, 07:08 AM »
Jus an FYI. TOYS is set to reset the week of July 31. Not the action figure aisle specifically. It takes more than one day to do the whole set so when they decide to do the action figure aisle will vary. Some stores will do there's already because the had an early reset day or the aisle looked so bad and they were ahead of schedule on other sets. Leaked set dates are not street dates.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: "Choke on that, causality!"
« on: July 28, 2011, 10:41 AM »
I will continue to watch the new episodes, but it is pretty bad compared to the Fox days. I don't laugh much.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
« on: July 27, 2011, 01:26 PM »
Maybe when they were coming up with a price they got confused that the ship and the playset were two different $40 toys and came up with $80?  ;) I seriously just can't wrap my head around that price.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
« on: July 27, 2011, 11:47 AM »
No matter how hard I try I just can't see $80 worth of toy here. I plan on passing. We'll see though once I can actually look at one in a store.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Cataloging you collection?
« on: July 27, 2011, 08:37 AM »
I just have a giant Excel spreadsheet with everything in alphabetical order and what line it's from, etc. That way when I can't remember if I own something or a version of something I can look it up that way. Not ideal, but better than nothing and once you have it originally done it's easy to update.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: July 26, 2011, 09:10 PM »
They should be under a new DPCI. The pick label on the case is correct which is how I got them to pull it, but the barcode on the toys are tied to the old DPCI. The other two in the case he brought out were the Cad Bane and the Anakin one so I'm sure whoever tied the UPC to the old DPCI at the Target headquarters thought they were a part of the old line.

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