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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Five Discussion Thread
« on: January 11, 2013, 08:19 AM »
What happened to the episodes that were  to be 6-8, supposed to air last fall:  "An Old Friend", "The Rise of Clovis" and "Crisis of the Heart"?

Are they going for a 23 episode season or what?  End it on a Padme centered arc?

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4 trips since Xmas and I've found nothing. I feel cheated, because I think they won't get the gamorrean guard wave at all and i've wasted gas.

Remember when there were great after Xmas clearances? There's nothing out there. Not here. You wouldn't know it was after Christmas time at all!

Um, "cheated" is not having any 5 Below stores within 250 miles.   ;)

That's just more "cheated". In the past I felt the same about Ollies (there is one in driving distance now), Fred Meyer,  Ross (especially Ross) etc...

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4 trips since Xmas and I've found nothing. I feel cheated, because I think they won't get the gamorrean guard wave at all and i've wasted gas.

Remember when there were great after Xmas clearances? There's nothing out there. Not here. You wouldn't know it was after Christmas time at all!

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Five Discussion Thread
« on: January 8, 2013, 11:25 AM »
There's a Separatist mining operation on the planet according to something I read.

The devastating battle Gascon mentions was in a comic book, there's a decent nod.

I still like this arc more than the Onderbland one. It has been drawn out too much, but that applies to all three arcs this season, which account for over half the season (12 episodes). It's interesting how little Kenobi and especially Anakin have been used. I'm not complaining. However, it's a bit silly for the only "starring" character in a four episode arc to be R2-D2. Jettisoning the pit droid for 3PO might've been preferrable, but his appearances seemed limited...budget or Daniels' availability? I don't know.

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Droid Factory 2013 / Re: 2013 Droid Factory = Dead
« on: January 8, 2013, 11:10 AM »
I'm not buying the Disney want's B-A-D to themselves until hard evidence backs it up. The rumor mill said Legacy was getting axed even before the deal with Disney was finalized. So advanced negotiations over  a theme park exclusive? Seems iffy.

Also, I'd think that the people, hard core collectors and casual vistors, going to the theme park to get B-A-D's is negligible in overall Disney profits. We are talking about just one theme park here, right?

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What now? Let me tell you what now. I'ma call a couple of hard, pipe-hittin' collectors to go to work on Hasbro here with a pair of pliers and a blowtorch. You hear me talkin' Rhode Island boy? I ain't through with you by damn sight. I'ma get medieval on your ass.

(I couldn't resist.)

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Five Discussion Thread
« on: January 7, 2013, 10:47 AM »
All will be....might be...probably won't be answered next week.

What was the Republic's greatest defeat that we never got to see?


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Droid Factory 2013 / Re: 2013 Legacy Collection Rumors
« on: January 7, 2013, 09:25 AM »
Official word (say this at the 'Scum)

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From Hasbro P/R:

Star Wars fans,

The Droid Factory line which was slated for spring 2013 has been cancelled. We were very excited about this line at its inception and wanted to give fans an early sneak peek when we unveiled it at Star Wars Celebration this past summer. Unfortunately since then, through the course of development, we realized that the price would have to be increased and we felt that the value we were adding with the droid parts was no longer substantiated.

As a result, we have decided to rework our 3.75” figure program to create a line that is on-par with the quality and pricing of the Vintage Collection. Many of the figures intended for the Droid Factory will become available in this new line in the fall. We’ll be able to share more news on this at Toy Fair.

We also recognize that there were many hard-to-find Vintage Collection figures in 2012. So, as we shared last December, we will re-release many of these figures this spring before the Vintage Collection goes on hiatus, making way for some of the most exciting new initiatives for SW collectors in years.

Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm.


So they are attributing it to not wanting a rise in prices. Well...*^@#&&!*...I'd guess build a droid is never returning then. That will make it easier to pass on a lot of figures, though.
 
And VINTAGE is still going on hiatus. This is no surprise to me.

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Five Discussion Thread
« on: January 6, 2013, 12:01 PM »
Spolier: Lots of people die. :o :o :o

Yousa thinking yousa people ganna die?  :D

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Droid Factory 2013 / Re: 2013 Legacy Collection Rumors
« on: January 6, 2013, 11:57 AM »
I think they are gonna take a bath on some amount of TVC regardless. Time to make value-two packs or something.  Not that glue or taped cards will make a lot of us happy, but...

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: January 5, 2013, 03:09 PM »
Tarkin.
General Veers.
Atha Prime.


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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Five Discussion Thread
« on: January 5, 2013, 03:06 PM »
Thumbs up to this episode if only for the cameo by Kenner Walrus Man! The Russian-accented Sullustan short order cook was an odd heel, too.

Gregor looked better with the beard. Gregor in armor is an easy repaint for Hasbro, so look for him never of next never.

Unrelated note, DC Nation is back, finally.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: 2013: What Are You Collecting?
« on: January 5, 2013, 02:08 PM »
Star Wars: Barring any catastrophic changes to the line (scale, reduced articulation all around), I'm still in for whatever, whenever.

G.I. JOE: I dunno...they are too expensive at $10 each. I never liked the change in scale. But not a year goes buy when I don't pick up something.

I avoid Lego, once you go brick, you never go back!

Last year I debated collecting the blind bagged Playmobil figures, but talked myself out of it...because I'm feeling/looking too old to collect such a kiddie line at all and like Lego, there's too much Playmobil out there. You slip up and buy a regular set, then it escalates.

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Droid Factory 2013 / Re: 2013 Legacy Collection Rumors
« on: January 4, 2013, 03:33 PM »
Go ahead and delete this subforum. Or change it to "The ???? Collection" until Toy Fair.

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"Fight the separatists with this awesome group of starfighters. "

Jango Fett likes to fight Separatists, when he's, you know, not working for them.  :P

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