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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 11, 2012, 06:18 PM »
Wow, the premier came back around quicker than I thought it would. Excellence!

Hasta la vista, Family Guy....see you On-Demand.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: October 11, 2012, 04:16 PM »
We had a brand new TRU open up here today, and man, I have not been more excited walking into a toy store in a long time. I had all these high hopes of shelves bursting with all sorts of new SW swag.

It turned out to be a mixed bag. They had a nice complement of Speeder Bikes, Ewok & Pilot sets, and a couple cases of the TVC Lost Wave, which I had never seen before around here.

But nothing beyond Wave 2 for Clone Wars and no new Class I vehicles, which is what I really wanted.

No signage about the BOGOF sale either, and I didnt feel like loading up and getting to the cash register only to find out they weren't honoring that deal. Maybe I'll ask next time I go back.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: The Future of the Clone Wars Toy Line?
« on: October 11, 2012, 04:12 PM »
Ah yes, you are 100% right, apologies.

I was thinking of the custom one that sold on eBay earlier this year for like $80.

Wonder if this is something that re-uses previous tooling or all-new. (In terms of upper torso)

Middle Earth / Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« on: October 11, 2012, 02:52 PM »
Ugh, I finally saw these today in person. You guys are right, these are VERY hard to resist. They all looked very well done and we just had a new TRU open today with a huge selection. I managed to walk out without picking any up but I kept going back to look at them and it was not easy to pass.

Seems like a potentially long wait between waves if they have to wait for each movie to get released. If they could have just released Smaug now, or soon, that probably would have been too much for me to resist.

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 11, 2012, 02:49 PM »
If anyone sees/hears anything out of NYCC in regards to this line, can you please post here?

Things have been really dead (pun intended) for quite awhile now. They've had a long time to get that Shane wave ready too.

Seems like they would want these on shelves now with the show premier this weekend.

The Bullpen / Re: 2011/2012 Marvel Legends
« on: October 11, 2012, 02:46 PM »
To say the least. What is their aversion to showing new single carded figures?

GH reports today that the Naboo Starfighter will NOT be coming to a toy shelf near you in 2013, as per Hasbro.

Surprised? Outraged? Completely non-plussed?

I don't care about the ship personally, but this would really irk me if I had been waiting and waiting for this. It's absolutely the Mando Shuttle all over again.

Don't see why they couldn't just shunt these to Kojl's/TJ Maxx/ROSS/Marshall's for the holiday season.

I still don't get where the ones they actually made are sitting. I don't think etailers ever got this did they? Just a few Mom and Pop reports were all I've heard.


The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: The Future of the Clone Wars Toy Line?
« on: October 11, 2012, 02:37 PM »
Sounds like Spider Maul is coming next a realistic style.  :( >:( :'(

You guys already put that out a year or two ago! You couldn't just jam the new animated torso onto the realistic base?!?

Weak, weak sauce.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Mandalorian Troop Shuttle
« on: October 11, 2012, 02:34 PM »
It sounds like GH confirmed with Hasbro reps at NYCC that the Mandalorian Shuttle will NOT be re-appearing in 2013 on toy shelves.

No surprise to me, given the push for the wee vehicles next year, but disappointing nonetheless. I still think this would have been excellent fodder for a UBP to support the upcoming Mando-centric episodes of the show this season.

Just glad I got mine in the English packaging because those things are even more impossible to find now.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: October 10, 2012, 09:43 AM »
These  last couple waves have had some of the best action figures ever.  Punisher, Scarlet Witch, Kraven, Beast, and Beta Ray Bill are all outstanding, high quality figures.  With the Star Wars line regressing in quality and GI Joe being non-existent, MU is the line to beat, IMO.

Yeah, but those figures are even harder to find in stores than the SW stuff. I have literally not seen a single new single carded MU figure on a peg anywhere this whole year. It's hard to beat 'em if you can't find 'em!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 2012 DVD/BD Thread
« on: October 9, 2012, 09:19 PM »
ET hits Blu-Ray today. Can somebody explain why Spielberg digitally edited the walkie talkies into shotguns? Changing my childhood


So he can re-release Special Edition version in a few years with the "original" cut?  ;)

I would have preferred the edited out the "p---- breath" line, that is way more damaging to my young daughters' psyches....

I wonder how much grief they would give me if I tried to get them to honor the BOGOF deal for Kul Teska. The TRU across the river still has a couple of these and I would really like an extra to open up. I mean, it's technically an action figure, right?

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Five Discussion Thread
« on: October 8, 2012, 09:34 AM »
....Aaand we're back. To sucking out loud again.

I honestly did not think the show could stoop lower than poisoned kid's drinks on Mandalore, but they blew that right out of the water with that BEYOND INSIPID Twilight-esque crapfest.

Man, that was just embarassingly terrible. Who do they think is watching this show?!?! They won't make female action figures but they fixate on plotlines that would only appear to tween girls. Stop making goo-goo eyes at each other, you self-absorbed twerps.

"I know we've got this rebellion thing going on fighting for the future of the planet and all, but WHY DOESN'T LUX LIKE ME?!?!"  ::) ::) ::)

God, I hope they kill that stupid brat off this year.

Rex looked funny in street clothes.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: The Future of the Clone Wars Toy Line?
« on: October 8, 2012, 09:05 AM »
So...thinking ahead to next year, I wonder if we will see the inevitable clearance on the Darth Maul packaged stuff to make way for swag in the new Yoda-themed packaging. And if so, at what point will that clearancing get started? I am guessing around the holidays since the relaunch is sometime after the first of the year. Plus it's the easiest time to dump a lot of unmoving product with so much added foot traffic.

Not that there was a lot released this year that would even be worth picking up for pennies on the dollar, but maybe some of the mini-rigs...

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: October 8, 2012, 09:00 AM »
Must be nice...  I've just got 4 Maul speeders and 4 STAPS staring at me at any given Target and no room for new.

FYI, as posted in the other thread, what they have on the shelves currently may well be irrelevant, most stores seem to be stocking the newest wave regardless of what is already out there. At least at Target.

So if you have stores, like we do around here, that have been sitting on the same three stinkers for months now, it's still worth a stop to check. At least in theory.  :)

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