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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: November 11, 2011, 11:48 AM »
I still think it's unclear whether it is 19 NEW figures or 19 figures TOTAL. (edit: NM, I just went over to RS and they do indeed confirm 19 TOTAL figures - UNFNBLVABLE!)

I just don't understand how you can only release 19 figures total over 12 months for a line that is supposedly selling well.

Yes, the BP has to be the Republic Troopers one.

2 of the deluxe sets are no doubt the Boba Fett & Speeder and Obi-Wan and Attack Shuttle. I would assume the other 2 are NOT the long-awaited Walmart exclusives. The other 2 could be those long rumored sets Republic Stun Tank And Mace Windu and BARC Speeder And Luminara Unduli, but those both seem out of place now.

Any mention of midsize vehicles? No big ship either next year I take it?

Honestly, I think that is a real shame and it seems incredibly stupid and short-sighted to me to neglect the line in this way. But on the other hand, you can't find any new stuff in stores any more anyway, so it is that much less to get frustrated about. Overall though, I feel like they are pushing collectors like me and Pete out of the hobby with this nonsense.

I can't even really work up a good rant about this, collecting this line has really not been fun for some time now. Maybe next year will bring some fresh new perspective for me.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: November 10, 2011, 12:16 PM »
Yeah, it's a bleak situation out there, for sure. Considering that Wave 12 was first spotted at the end of August, this is the longest amount of time I have ever spent looking for any wave of figures. I was sorely tempted to go the HTS route too, but Wave 12 was sold out last time I checked and I just can't bring myself to bite the bullet on all that filler garbage.

In addition to Pete's TRU find, I did see a couple of reports over at RS of people finding this wave at Target now, so hopefully that continues to spread.

I hit up 2 Walmarts, 2 TRU's and a Target this morning and the most interesting thing I saw was a Comm. Wolffe.  ::)

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: November 9, 2011, 07:05 PM »
Pete, outstanding score...I can only imagine how surprised you must have been to have seen those sitting on the pegs. I think if I ever saw an armored Savage on a peg someplace I would probably have a heart attack.

That's also notable because to my knowledge this is the first confirmed sighting of the wave outside of a K-Mart or Walmart.

I still see a MOC Eeth Koth every week at this one Walmart I check, so if you ever end up with a surplus of any Wave 12 figs, even the crappy astromech, LMK.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: College Sports 2011-2012
« on: November 9, 2011, 01:01 PM »
Disagree, of all the parade of despicable scumbags in this story, Paterno bears the least culpability. He reported the abuse when it came to his attention and is not in any way, shape, or form a target of the criminal investigation.

I can understand the argument that he should have done more or did not pursue the matter vigorously enough, but that is a moral failing, not a criminal or institutional violation. They really had no grounds to fire him because there was no actual breach of contract on his part.

I don't think he is getting off easy at all, he's being forced to retire under a cloud of disgrace and his legacy will forever be tainted, right or wrong, because of this shameful tragedy. And more to the point, I do believe he is devastated by everything that has happened and will bear a lot of regret and sorrow over this until the day he dies.

Sandusky should simply be beaten to death with a ballpeen hammer, cut into pieces, lit on fire, and dumped into a landfill with the rest of the filth. Abhorrent piece of garbage.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 8, 2011, 10:16 PM »
Wow, it's been 24 hours now and I can barely even remember what happened in that episode. Glen got laid, check. Well walker - cool. Lots of hand wringing from Rick.

So how did that dude even end up in the well? Did he just fall in? No one is concerned they have zombies strolling around the property?

Still don't get how the house is supposed to be safe with no motion detectors, fortifications, even a lookout of any kind. And no guns?

Yeah, it seemed clear that Sophia was hiding in that house, wonder why he didn't even mention this to the mom later. Seemed to give up a little quick on that.

Return of Merle should be epic next week. Cannot wait.

Thank you for adding "scamboogery" to the English lexicon, Smokin' Joe. You inspired the name of a not-so-classic Scatterbrain album.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: November 6, 2011, 07:46 PM »
Yeah, that was easily as good as the last episode if not better. Goldmine of toy fodder in these episodes, the fighters in particular look well scaled for the mid-size line.

I think, more than any others, these episodes have been successful in humanizing the clones pretty convincingly. They've definitely been building to this, but the payoff is more satisfying than expected. Credit to the writing.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: November 5, 2011, 09:04 PM »
So the scoop from JTA is that Walmart claims not to have the UPC #'s for any of the 5 exclusives in their system at this point. Hasbro confirms via HunterPR that all 5 items should be on the shelves now. (The gift set has an 11/1 street date)

There have been no sightings of any of these anywhere stateside, so best guess seems to be that Walmart is holding these back until closer to the holidays.

And to complete the celebrity death trifecta:

"Tommy Turner" from Porky's.

Damn, now this:

"You're turning violet, Violet!"

Best movie ever.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« on: November 4, 2011, 09:26 AM »
Yeah, I play mine pretty frequently, just finished TFU II a few weeks back. Fun stuff.

I just saw in TRU's Wii ad they have Punch Out! Think I will have to pick that up, even if Tyson is not in it anymore.

Glass Joe FTW!

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: November 4, 2011, 09:21 AM »
One of the problems I see is that collectors / kids might be getting bored with the line in general - I've yet to even see the mini Y-wing because the pegs at every store are loaded with pegwarmers.

Yep, I haven't been able to find this either, and like the BARC with Jesse previously, after the initial burst it seems to have stopped shipping. VERY frustrating.

I see 1 of 2 things with the Deluxe sets - either there are none on the pegs or they are overflowing.

The main problem IMO was their unbelievably idiotic decision to repack 4 of the sets from the previous packaging - the Naboo Skiff, Freeco, AT-RT, etc. There was absolutely no need for that. Those things were in abundant supply and did not need to be carried forward. Those are the ones I see pegwarming more than anything.

According to their front page, JTA is preparing some kind of report on the fate of the MIA Walmart exclsuives, so hopefully we'll have more info soon on those sets.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TRU Clone Wars Assassin Spider Droid
« on: November 3, 2011, 10:40 AM »
I just saw this is on sale for $19.99 now at TRU. Hope it's not too late for a price adjustment...

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: November 2, 2011, 02:18 PM »
Saw the Power-Man/Iron Fist comic pack last week for the first time. Had been curious about this since it went up on HTS.

Man, that was one embarassing comic that does not hold up well today.

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