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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars on Spike TV
« on: January 5, 2012, 02:36 PM »
That would be "Commander, tear this ship apart until you find those plans, and bring me the passengers...I want them alive!"

Again "commander". Is it any wonder Kenner called them Imperial commander, AT-AT Commander (even though that guy had an onscreen name and rank), Rebel Commander and the inaccurate Star Destroyer Commander?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: January 5, 2012, 02:21 PM »
The AT-RT seems the more popular of the two, though I've seen them both in the past week.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars on Spike TV
« on: January 4, 2012, 08:36 PM »
So, really the after the fact ranks  are what's wrong, like most EU stuff.  ;) No one considered the dialouge exchange, that an admiral would be telling a general that the general's starfleet is at risk.

Yes, "commander" absolutely a liberally used of the silly that there seems to no ranks between captain and general in the Rebel Alliance, (there are, but none used onscreen) and the Alliance gives out general titles like they were party favors.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
« on: January 4, 2012, 08:25 PM »
MTT as if!

Bongo Sub, man, Bongo Sub.  ;)

They will generously include a reissued Opee.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: January 4, 2012, 05:42 PM »
Picked up a CW blue/gray AAT at Wal-Mart for $12.40.

They had Ahsoka's that hard to find? I couldn't find any on ebay, which is strange.

Discover the Force / Movie Heroes / Re: TPM Mid-Size Vehicles
« on: January 4, 2012, 05:32 PM »
Still can't see much of the supposed new cockpit for the AAT on the box photo.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars on Spike TV
« on: January 3, 2012, 03:09 PM »
Something I noticed a few times recently.

Why does Admiral Motti call General Tagge "Commander"?

"Dangerous to your starfleet, Commander, not to this battle station!"

He's a general, and generals wouldn't seem to command fleets...or would they in the SW universe...General Calrissian's first(?) act is to pilot a ship in fleet engagement.

Or did the ranks come after the movie was filmed?

TV-9D9 / Re: The Star Wars Holiday Special
« on: January 3, 2012, 03:05 PM »
Be sure to watch Donny and Marie Osmond Star Wars bit, too. Chris Kristofferson is in it!

The Vintage Collection / Re: How Much is Too Much?
« on: January 3, 2012, 03:02 PM »
I was already looking at just a handful of figures I was gonna get, if I can find them. The increase puts some of those in the "not sure" category, such as the deleted scenes bunch.

I'm still down for Evazan, Death Star Trooper and Kithaba. But I'd even try to get them cheaper off ebay if I can.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
« on: January 3, 2012, 12:09 PM »
B-Wings were never that popular, though. Barely in the film they appear in. The TRU ones went on clearance years ago, I'm surprised they made a vintage boxed version.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: January 1, 2012, 06:47 PM »
I wonder how long it will remain empty for before new stuff, or even old restock shows up.

Until December 21, 2012.  :P

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: January 1, 2012, 03:06 PM »
Was over in Jackson, MI, Wal-Mart was a bust for any good clearance, but I found Rebel Fleet Trooper there (and at TRU) and finally got one, having only seen it once before IIRC (when I was feeling broke/cheap). (I'm 6 months behind everyone...)

Best likeness of Henry Fonda in 3 3/4" scale.

The ankle belt was a nice idea but doesn't seem to attach solidly enough. Can't quite do the only pose the POTJ Fleet Trooper can do (two-handed shooting pose), probably because they made the vest part of the torso.

It's a good figure, though.  I don't think I'd buy another one at full price, unless they made a new head. Of course, I'm not sure there's anything I'd buy two of at full price anymore.

Finally got a Fett order form,  from online pictures, I noticed the Episode 1 wave doesn't advertize the offer.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: December 31, 2011, 05:56 PM »
I've seen it 4 times and passed it up. Not sure I like the droid fighters enough to get it.

I got Phantom Menace and Empire Strikes Back Blu-ray packs for $12.40 each. The only two figures I already had out of either of them were snowspeeder Luke and Snowtrooper.

Battle droid 2-pack, Snow trooper, Death Star Trooper $3.40 each.

Great thing is 1 out of the 4 wal-marts I went even have the figures marked at the current prices, another had a tag for Legends, but not the other clearance stuff. So a lot more stuff out there since most folks are ignorant to it.

Oh, saw a POTF2 Yoda at one store (one of those returns without a receipt?). For kicks I scanned him...said SEE ASSOCIATE.  :P

My Target stores haven't dropped the price on anything, but my WM's are the same as everyone else...  That's nice.  Anyone seeing any vinty though?  My nearest WM even sold out of the last couple sandtroopers they had left over the holidays (like 1 for each peg) and got in some wave 8 Revenge carded figures, which sold pretty quickly.

One Wal-Mart here still has At-At Commanders and another has Wave 5 remnants. All are still original price.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Hasbro's factories
« on: December 29, 2011, 08:28 AM »
 :( I saw part of that report already and it makes me glad I'm in the USA and  feel bad that people suffer to make frivilous items for the rest of the world.

The Newt Gingrich comment was unnecessary in the report, though.

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