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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: September 2, 2012, 03:44 PM »
What makes you guys think we may not see this? We've only just started getting Wave 2 Revision 1 here, so it seems plausible enough that Wave 3 could make it out between now and the end of the year. At least Walmart isn't canceling that SKU ala the Class II vehicles.

Ugh, I hate the thought of having to overpay for ANOTHER Clone Wars vehicle.

ps - I saw remnants of TCW Wave 3 at another Walmart here Friday night, the lone Training SBD was a giveaway. Fingers crossed the trickle continues.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: September 1, 2012, 08:18 AM »
So in terms of single carded figures, I just need to find the Phase II Commander Fox and I'm done with carded Clone Wars figures for the year....  :-\

Me too...seems like store reports of finding him have dropped way off after that initial spurt. Once I find this guy I guess that's it until spring. Gonna be a weird holiday season not looking for toys, other than the Wolfpack gift set.

What do you think happens when there are no more Star Wars figures to collect? Do we try to fill the holes in our collection? Does customizing become popular again? Just looking at the classic gaming sites, they seem to have moved to creating homebrews and finding obscure packaging variations of rare Atari games.

I wonder how much this hobby will change by then.

Well, with the writing on the wall for The Clone Wars line, I am already looking ahead to how I will fill the void. I plan to focus initially on some very obscure alleged variants that have been produced, followed by foreign exclusives/alternate packaged items, followed by prototypes, and then finally turning to customizing to keep myself entertained.

I am also considering going back and picking up those horrible "realistic" Clone Wars figures from the Tartakovsky show. Man, I hated those things when they came out. Can't be worse than the crap they are planning to trawl out going forward though...

JTA is reporting that the BOGOHO deal does apply to the Ewok/Pilot packs too.

Ugh, I just bought mine yesterday. Would have waited and picked up an extra for my friend if I had known about this.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: August 30, 2012, 02:12 PM »
I bought the Ewok multipack over lunch today, the TRU across the river got a case in this morning, but $40 was a hard pill to swallow. Buyer's remorse has already started to set in, so I am not sure about keeping this one.

Well, I just got back from TRU and they confirmed that they do price match online sales at their website, but there is nothing out there on that says anything about either of these packs being on sale for $32. I spent 20 minutes at the Guest Services desk confirming that.

If anyone has a link that shows otherwise, please LMK so I can get a price adjustment. I ended up buying one at full price but am not feeling great about it...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: August 29, 2012, 09:19 PM »
SHIELD pilot by Whedon greenlit by ABC?!?!

Someone get a call in to Summer Glau's agent!


The Bullpen / Re: Thor: The Toys!
« on: August 29, 2012, 03:59 PM »
Damn, I really want a Sif. All I saw today was a Destroyer and a Volstagg I think. Maybe it was Fandral, I don't remember now.

I just saw on both of these sets are now on sale for $32 - but only the pilot pack is in stock

is that online only, or can you get retail stores to match?

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2012-2013
« on: August 28, 2012, 02:59 PM »
Props to Russel Wilson for winning the starting QB job for Seattle. He went to the same tiny prep school in Richmond my girls attend. Always liked the guy...think he will do well, height be damned.

Redskins released Chris Cooley today...sad, but not unexpected. 6 Mil is a steep price-tag for a backup TE. I just hope he lands on his feet someplace else, preferably in the AFC. Always a fan favorite around here...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: August 28, 2012, 11:27 AM »
File this under "Life Imitating Art":

Hershel was recently arrested for DUI in GA.  :(

Let Maggie be the designated driver next time!

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Five Discussion Thread
« on: August 28, 2012, 09:22 AM »
I wouldn't worry about the show being canceled unless you start hearing about it from a source slightly more credible than 2 geeks with a podcast. Pretty sure neither of them works for Cartoon Network, so I'm not starting any candlelight vigils yet.

I don't remember who it was in another thread that proposed actually releasing these episodes as multiple standalone movies throughout the summer, as opposed to the current weekly episodic format, but I thought that was rather brilliant.

That would provide more of an "event" feel for things and provide a more sutainable model than them having to worry about advertising dollars, and ratings, and demographics, etc.

I will definitely NOT be watching this show at 9:30am on a Saturday. It's the darkest show on TV already. No way I am going to see everything in the glaring light of day. I hope they do a later re-airing or at least have it up On-Demand the next day.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: The Future of the Clone Wars Toy Line?
« on: August 28, 2012, 09:09 AM »
It's funny, I also got that impression that they're essentially just waiting on relentlessly for the show to end. They've already made clear that the line will transition over to the realistic style. Honestly I love the realistic figures we're getting soon, and it'll bring something fresh to the table to keep the realistic line going on without getting stale in character choices. Think about, all the new characters from TCW that we can finally have now. I wouldn't be surprised if we even get a Duchess Satine waaaaay down the line.

The problem with that is, it won't look anything LIKE the actual character from the show. You can't render a 3D animated image into a realistic style without losing the unique qualities of that original image. And whoever sculpts heads for Hasbro really struggles with female likenesses IMO. So we'd end up with some cruddy looking thing that is like the BP Talzin figure, not really animated and not really realistic either, but a crude mash-up that ends up bearing little resemblance to the source material.

Well, that is just my opinion anyway. I know there is love out there for the realistic cartoon stuff but I can't help but regard them as atrocious.

I think it would be hilarious if the show somehow had a HUGE surge in popularity and ended up running several more seasons, and kids even started buying the figures again. Then they'd pretty much HAVE to commit more resources to it, begrudgingly or not.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 30 (2013 Wave 1)
« on: August 27, 2012, 09:34 PM »
At least they got the weapons right for the single carded releases of Maul and Oppress.

The Obi-Wan heads keep getting angrier and angrier looking.

And oh yeah, now that the vintage wave with "realistic" Ahsoka is an online exclusive only, ne'er to be found at a retail store, wonder if Hasbro will rethink releasing Season 3 Ahsoka on a single card again. That's a repack I think many people would actually welcome. So of course it will never happen.  :(

The Vintage Collection / Re: Celebration VI
« on: August 27, 2012, 09:53 AM »
Yeah, there is an engine for new characters, the Clone Wars, but I can't understand why they choose to ignore the great selections out there now. Clone/Obi/Ani rinse repeat is not getting it done.

And the Clone Wars show brought me back to SW collecting, big-time. I will not be staying once that line is gone though. Not a threat, just the way I feel. They've done enough to kill my enthusiasm the past few years to make it easier to let go.

Lucasfilm sure seems to be getting painted as the corporate bully in this situation. Maybe toy companies should show a little solidarity next time around and re-work those license renewal contracts to situplate the Lucasfilms' only contribution to the toy business will be creative input. Leave the marketing, sizing, and associated leg work up to the companies that are actually producing the stuff. I know, dream on...

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