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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: May 24, 2012, 08:56 AM »
Stopped by another Walmart in vain yesterday, but did notice an employee packing up their SW section. (What a ton of pegwarming junk, BTW) I asked if they were just moving the section, expanding, or what. She said they are starting a reset due to be completed next Monday the 28th, Memorial Day. She also mentioned they would be putting out new product at that time.

I couldn't help but wonder whet they were planning to do with all the OLD product they can't seem to move, but whateves.

I have no interest being near a Walmart on a holiday, but I am hoping some late Sunday night runs may yield something promising.

Brilliant, way nicer than the one I was leaving a year or two ago. I'd love to scan that image and re-use it. Repeatedly.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: May 22, 2012, 10:12 PM »
So you took about 5 figures away.  Nice.


LOL, it was actually 17, but the damage could have been worse. I look forward to checking their DPCI count tomorrow.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: May 22, 2012, 05:42 PM »
I bit the bullet and liberated $160.47 worth of pegwarming TCW Wave 1 detritus from my "work Target" so as to better facilitate the influx of new figures. Yes, it's gotten that bad here.

This strategy has yet to pay off when I tried it with the Deluxe sets, but I'm hoping the figures rotate a little faster through their inventory system.

They don't have a stinking Clone Wars figure left on the pegs anywhere, so they have to stick something up there. Right?

With the ways things have been going, it'll probably wind up being another case of Wave 1. Or Movie Heroes.  :P

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NBA 2011-2012
« on: May 22, 2012, 09:27 AM »
Mad love to the OKC Thunder for ousting the hated Fakers. Now it's time for some basketball!

Thunder/Spurs is going to be a helluva series. That is your real Finals right there.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: May 21, 2012, 04:41 PM »
I'm kind of partial to the Recon Fighter but that's because A) I like the detachable attack shuttle fighter that this is sort of based on, B) I felt lucky this made it out at all after the Boba set got canceled, and C) it's the only new toy I've found since January.

I agree the Anakin sucks mostly, at least the headsculpt, but the ship itself seems ok to me.

I think I'd prefer either of the other 2 sets (suba/dropship) though as openers just because they seem to have more "play" value.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: May 21, 2012, 09:09 AM »
I have seen this wave at ZERO stores, despite the fact that I am now up to averaging 8-10 runs to different stores every single day.  >:(

Apparently they have hit pretty much everywhere now but around here.

Even "relocating" stock from store to store seems to have no effect. That Grey Sticker at Target has lost all meaning I guess.

Getting to the point where even finding these stupid things isn't going to make me feel any better. It's just too hard now.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything Rebelscum
« on: May 18, 2012, 09:29 PM »
What a trainwreck of a thread. It's always something with those guys.

Makes me wonder though - why doesn't someone start a SW website for adults, where cursing and all that stuff is ok?

Other Toy Lines / Re: Latest vintage acqusition
« on: May 17, 2012, 09:50 PM »
Finally added another long-sought after piece to my collection, a 100% complete, working ROM Spaceknight figure with original box.

I had one of these as a kid but God only knows what happened to it. This one will hold a hallowed place in my collection. Has been high on my list of non-SW wants forever seemingly...

Vintage Kenner / Re: Vintage Toy Store Display Pictures
« on: May 17, 2012, 09:43 PM »
That Star Bird was an awesome toy. It was the first I owned that could sense that it was tilted up or down and changed the engine noise it made accordingly. The plastic wings tips also slide off like mini ships. That photo just brought back a rush of memories to me. Most Star wars toys I bought back in the day were from much smaller displays in hardware stores and small chain stores. If I ever saw a display like that I think I would have passed out as a child. Thanks for sharing the pics.

I had this as a kid too and loved it. I actually still have the "head" of the ship but I pulled it out a few months ago and was crushed to discover it no longer made the sound effects. This is definitely on my list of things to "re-buy" as an adult.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: May 17, 2012, 05:14 PM »
Holy crap, I found an honest to God new toy!

A lunchtime Target run paid off with a brand new Attack Recon Fighter Deluxe sign of the Scuba Sub set so I must have missed it.

Not sure if Target is a place prone to just throwing things up on the shelves or it is more inventory driven than that, but I guess I will try to clear some space at my closest stores and see what happens.

Felt almost surreal to see something new out there...

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NBA 2011-2012
« on: May 17, 2012, 12:22 PM »
Miami doesn't need Bosh to win the East, but they will need him to win the Championship. I think he is supposed to be back by then.

I am rooting HARD for OKC right now. For the past 15 years ago it has become a tradition that I cannot officially start watching the NBA playoffs until the Lakers are eliminated.

Once those sh*tbags are out of the conversation, I can enjoy the games.  :)

On a tip I visited a couple of Tuesday Mornings and found vintage figs for $5. Seems each store is getting 6 at a time and they seem to be all carry forwards from the Revenge waves - Yoda, ESB Vader, corrected Stormie, Slave Leia, Bar 2, and RFT

Isn't the Yoda on Revenge card that Canadian variant some people are freaking out about?

I recall reading something about this somewhere, but as a non-packaging completist I did not pay close attention.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: May 17, 2012, 12:12 PM »
Nice work. EWOKS is a pretty easy collecting niche to've only got 6 figures to get and they are not all that hard to come by. I recall Logray and Wicket being the priciest of the bunch, but even those are easily found under $100 if you are patient. (Talking carded here, sure they would be much cheaper loose)

DROIDS is a little bit more of a headache. Those can get expensive. I'm down to just Boba Fett to complete my collection, but I know that is at least a $600-800 commitment if you can even find a legitimate one. LOTS of fakes out there...ugh.

My dream is to one day own at least one of the unproduced prototypes from either line - not a custom, not a knock-off, an actual prototype from back in the day. I realize this will probably never happen because you need to have networking connections with other collectors in this hobby to get a crack at something like that which I lack. But it would sure be swell.

So I take it this thing is a complete surprise? No inklings in previous Q&A's or at Toy Fair?


I don't understand why they would give it to K-Mart though, or why they would want it. That company has been bankrupt for like 5 years now. They just announced another huge wave of store closings at the beginning of the year.

The few left around here are still stuck with a bunch of B-Wings that are not moving.

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