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Vintage Kenner / Re: Price range of Blue Snaggletooth?
« on: January 10, 2012, 09:27 AM »
That's a great price.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: January 9, 2012, 09:33 AM »
Caveat Emptor. TRU shipped my last carded figure in a bubble mailer, so it was completely crushed when I got to me.

Chances are you are going to see these in your local Walmart before TRU online gets those orders out anyway.

Does anyone know what the new TCW DPCI will be for Target?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: January 7, 2012, 11:48 PM »
Ok, no personal finds to report here, but I figured it would be helpful to share that people are starting to find the new Clone Wars 2012 figures at Walmart, mostly out West it seems. The new BP with CutUp has been spotted too, also at Walmart.

Most of these initial reports are sporadic, but I expect will pick up steam over the next three weeks leading up to the official launch.


Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: January 7, 2012, 11:27 PM »
Completed Wave 2 by picking up Daryl Dixon and the B/W Grimes variant at a local comic shop Friday. (yay) They were $3 more expensive than TRU...brutal.

You know something is overpriced when it is actually cheaper at a TRU.

Haven't heard whether there are any plans for a third series of these but they certainly have plenty of good figure options left to choose from if the decide to keep it going.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: January 6, 2012, 08:46 PM »
Wow, halfway through that episode got REALLY good.

I mean, I saw at least a dozen new ships, clones, and other awesome toy fodder that will probably never get made. The slavers' starfighter, the sleek, crazy looking x-wing prototypish thing the clones with Plo were flying, and of course the always welcome solar sailer.

Good to see Warthog again. And how awesome was it to see Rex kill the slaver in the hover chair? That was rad.

I don't get why the Emperor sent Dooku to get them to execute Anakin. I mean, that's his future apprentice he has been grooming, why would he want Dooku to take him out all of a sudden? Maybe I missed something but that struck a really false note somehow.

The last 15 minutes were among the best of the season IMO. Good guys actually kicking ass.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Wars burgers!
« on: January 6, 2012, 09:44 AM »
That Vader burger reminds me of when Spongebob sold Pretty Patties

The rest remind me of when Mr. Krabs thought the Health Inspector was trying to get free food and invented the Nasty Patty

That is my ALL-TIME favorite SpongBob episode!



TV-9D9 / Re: The Star Wars Holiday Special
« on: January 5, 2012, 09:39 PM »
A friend recently burned a copy for me and I can't agree...this is one of the worst offenses in the history of TV programming. It's screamingly hilarious bad.

Art Freakin' Carney? Jefferson Airplane/Starship/whatever?!?

Keep the cartoon and the Cantina bit with Ackmena...but the rest is pretty unwatchable, IMO. Like Geneva code violation bad.

Kinda makes me shudder at the prospect of going back and watching all those old DROIDS and EWOKS episodes...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Wars burgers!
« on: January 5, 2012, 02:32 PM »
Those both look revolting...are those marshmallows on the Yoda burger?  :-X

And why would the proper name "Vader" have to be changed for the French language?

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: January 5, 2012, 08:47 AM »
When is the next wave coming out? These things were hitting fast and furious last year compared to SW.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: January 4, 2012, 09:37 PM »
Found a deluxe Y-Wing of all things today. PM if you're looking to trade.

PM sent!  ;)

Saw a lone Buzz with BARC tonight at a local Wally. It seems like those things really sold through fast, both sets. Wonder if they just had short runs or excellent holiday release timing?

Discover the Force / Movie Heroes / Re: TPM Mid-Size Vehicles
« on: January 4, 2012, 11:48 AM »
Thanks Jeff, It was indeed easier to figure that out in the old packaging. I'm just wondering if they'll do likewise with the Maul packaging look.

The new battlepacks in the Maul packaging, for example, do not appear to be differentiated at all. The Republic Clone Troopers BP is not marked with the Clone Wars tag anywhere on the box that I can see.

I am hoping this is not going to be the case with the Deluxe sets and the mid-size vehicles as well. I honestly do not know how you would tell which items go with which line. (Which I'm sure is Hasbro's intent, frustrating as it is)

Sorry, didn't know where to post this...I don't see a thread for TVC Class 2 vehicles.

So the new ships have been spotted out in CA, according to GH. Again, I have looked closely at the attached scans and cannot for the life of me figure out how they are differentiating TCW and TVC vehicles now.

IS there a way to tell if a Class II (AKA midsize) vehicle is part of one line or the other?

I can assume the Pod Racers are part of the Vintage line, but I have no clue about the new AAT. The most recent AAT released was for the Clone Wars line, but does this thing belong there too?

I am hoping any TCW themed ships that may get released next year (if there are any) will have some sort of subscript or footnote/tagline/etc to set them apart. It actually does matter to some collectors like myself I think.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
« on: January 3, 2012, 10:43 PM »
Interesting points by all...I do feel personally that it is not the responsibility of the show to prop up the toy line. Rather it is a failing on Hasbro's part that the toy selections are not in synch with the current media support.

Case in point: how many people remember those iconic appearances of Clone Commando Boss on the show? Right, me neither. But they decide to use one of the small handful of open figure slots for him next year? HUH?

I do wonder what the relationship between Hasbro and the show is like. Seems like they have a hard time getting enough advance intel to really keep the line fresh with what is happening on the show. Maybe they thought the RAS would have more of a presence but it never materialized, I don't know.

The Jedi T-6 Shuttle has long been on my Most Wanted day maybe.

The Vintage Collection / Re: How Much is Too Much?
« on: January 3, 2012, 04:51 PM »
That's odd, the TPM figures I picked up at Target were still $8.99, I guess it pays if you snag them early sometimes. Plus not having any kind of reset/DPCI change.  :D

I wonder if they'll raise the MSRP on Clone Wars figures as well?

edit: NM, I see TCW has gone up to $8.99 per figure also. Crazy.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
« on: January 3, 2012, 11:22 AM »
I don't think the issue is that they chose a Clone Wars option over a Vintage option...God knows I have seen at least as many B-Wings laying around as Attack Shuttles this holiday season. Same with the AT-AT last year before it hit clearance.

I think the issue is more that NO ONE was clamoring for the Attack Shuttle. There were no "Do you want the RAS?" threads or forum polls or anything akin to what we have seen for the Twilight. There was just no heat from the collecting community for this thing, and it was a bit pricey for simply a kid's toy.

It may just be that large size vehicles in general are just slow movers in this economy. I agree it does not bode well for future offerings, in any line. 

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