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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Target "Darth Maul Returns" Battle Pack
« on: September 10, 2012, 09:16 AM »
I cracked my extra set open last night, probably the last Clone Wars toy I will open this year, although I might consider getting a spare Dropship if they should ever materialize.

Mighella came out well, I guess if you knew the character you would be pleased with the interpretation? It doesn't seem like they put much effort into tweaking her to get closer to the Mother Talzin character. I guess even minor re-tooling costs aren't part of the budget for this line anymore though.

As a figure though, it's a good effort, plenty of articulation compared to the other stuff coming out now. I like that the back feathers are removable, but I still don't see the point of the lightsaber. They should have left that one out and packed in Oppress' instead.

Not at all surprised, but nonetheless disappointed they didn't see fit to tweak Savage even a little, was hoping for the cut horn and amulet, but figured that was a long shot.

Maul came out pretty well too. The legs are a little wonky making it somewhat hard to pose, but they did a good job with the articulation (11 POA) so it's pretty flexible for posing. I really think the figure suffers from a lack of torso/waist articulation though. At least you can display him with the screen accurate half-lightsaber though.

All in all, considering how things are going with this line now, it's a solid effort, good value, and likely as interesting as anything we are going to get going forward, sadly. 


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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Target "Darth Maul Returns" Battle Pack
« on: September 9, 2012, 10:56 AM »
Dang, I was hella excited to come post that I found these this morning but Phruby beat me by a whole day!

My Target had six on the shelves as well, must be that many packed to a case.

I bought two on the spot, but I may look to upgrade the one I am keeping unopened. This new Battle Pack box design is brutal for MOC collectors.

Super looking forward to opening this one tonight though!

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: September 7, 2012, 08:17 PM »
Picked up Scuba Ahsoka this afternoon at Kohl's for $14.99. It was "on sale" for 10% off though, so it actually came to around $13.50 plus tax. What a deal!

I have my MOC and opener already, this one is for another local collector. I can officially ignore these going forward...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« on: September 7, 2012, 10:32 AM »
Where's the inanimate carbon rod when you need it?

 ;)

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Middle Earth / Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« on: September 7, 2012, 10:30 AM »
I see a ton of pics and listings up at TRU now...they must be in the process of updating...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: September 6, 2012, 07:41 PM »
I like Viggo, but I don't see it. Strange should be played by a svelter, darker haired dude.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: September 6, 2012, 07:33 PM »
Made the obligatory weekly stop at TJ MAXX and it appears they got in another refresh of TCW battlepacks and deluxe sets. Saw the Freeco/AT-RT/BARC/Separatist Droid Speeder for $9.99 and at least 3 Defend Kamino sets for $12.99 each.

Would love to see some Scout Bombers show up here someday.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Target "Darth Maul Returns" Battle Pack
« on: September 6, 2012, 10:48 AM »
Thanks Jayson, that is a pleasant surprise.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2012-2013
« on: September 6, 2012, 08:51 AM »
It was an odd game...I didn't think Romo would make it out alive after that first quarter. Their offensive line is BAD. Probably a good portent for the Skins this year though, mobile QB + shaky line can still = success.

I have to admit, Romo did what he does best...extends plays and makes things happen. The quick passes helped a lot. The Giants seemed sort of checked out of the game for most of the 2nd and 3rd quarter.

Giants better hope that secondary gets healthy in a hurry. I didn't think Tryon was even in the league anymore after the Skins traded him two years ago. Anytime that dude is on the field it is a mismatch for the other team.

 

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Target "Darth Maul Returns" Battle Pack
« on: September 6, 2012, 08:39 AM »
Have we confirmed a price on this thing yet?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Christmas Story
« on: September 6, 2012, 12:07 AM »
Oh for the love of...my childhood is being raped all over again!  >:(

Everyone involved with this movie should be ashamed of themselves.

Hopefully there is no cameo by the kid who went on to do porn...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: September 6, 2012, 12:03 AM »
Revolution looks like Hunger Games for TV...Pass.

I don't see anything new this year that is grabbing me. Just psyched for the new American Horror Story season. And Walking Dead of course.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Target "Darth Maul Returns" Battle Pack
« on: September 4, 2012, 01:18 PM »
Excellent...thanks for the info. A quick DPCI check of the area Targets via web shows Not In Stock all around, but hopefully that will change soon. I'll need at least two for sure.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Target "Darth Maul Returns" Battle Pack
« on: September 4, 2012, 08:33 AM »
So what's the deal, is this thing coming out soon? I gather there have been some kind of developments recently - signage, shelf space clearage, DPCI, etc.

Curious for any details anyone might be able to share...my employer doesn't want me looking at Yakface.com apparently.

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He was engaged to that crazy chick from the Apprentice?!?

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