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Modern Classifieds / Ryan's WTB List
« on: February 26, 2012, 06:34 AM »
I haven't had one of these in awhile now but I'm need to fill in a few holes in my collection from the past year or so. I need the following figures, Loose and Complete is just fine unless noted. I'd love army builders at Wal-Mart's current $4 clearance if anyone has access to extras.

  * Denotes need for extras
  ^ Denotes need for MOMC

     -  VCP03: Rocket Fett^ (Totally forgot to order him...)
     -  VC05: AT-AT Commander *
     -  VC06: See-Threepio (C-3PO)   
     -  VC07: Dack Ralter *
     -  VC68: Rebel Soldier (Echo Base Battle Gear) *
     -  VC69: Bastila Shan ^


          Search for Luke Skywalker (Target) (Clearanced sets only)

    - BOUNTY HUNTERS (Convention Exclusive) Includes:
             - VCP01 4-LOM
             - VCP02 Zuckuss

    - Empire #8: "Darklighter" (Celebration V)
             - Camie Marstrap
             - Laze "Fixer" Loneozner


     -  BD32: Spacetrooper *
     -  BD40: Captain Needa *
     -  BD42: Hoth Rebel Trooper *
     -  BD09: Rum Sleg
     -  BD32: Imperial Scanning Crew *
     -  BD33: Hrchek Kal Fas
     -  BD34: Leesub Sirln
     -  BD48: Snowtrooper (Concept Art) *
     -  BD50: Cloud City Wing Guard (Black) *
     -  BD50: Cloud City Wing Guard (Alien) *
     -  BD52: R2-X2
     -  Build-A-Droid: BG-J38
     -  BD61: Shaak Ti
     - Plourr Ilo & Dllr Nep Comic Pack
     - Machook, Keoulkeech & Kettch Comic Pack
     - #3: Kyle Katarn & Yuuzhan Vong (Just need the Katarn not the Vong)

  - The 30th Anniversary Collection

     -  Rebel Honor Guard *

  - Power of the Jedi

     -  BoShek *

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Great 2012 Collector's Challenge
« on: February 26, 2012, 01:39 AM »
I finally bought my first items of 2012... If these $4 figure sales keep going, I'll sure be able to stretch my budget again this year. I'm thinking probably $1000 tops for the year me. The way the last two years have been with distribution and the amount that I've cut back due to price increases that shouldn't be a problem for me.  :)

January - $0

February - $68

    -Star Wars Vintage Wave 11 and an assortment of TVC Army Builders (All clearance priced) $41
    -Sandstorm Lando, Darth Sidious, Endor Rebel, Darth Maul, Admiral Ackbar $27

March - $271

    -TVC Hoth Rebels $27
    -TVC Sandtroopers, TLC Chewie, BAD HK-50 $20
    -TVC Rebel Fleet Trooper, Endor Pilot Set #1 $41
    -Star Tours Boarding Party $30
    -Random figures $21
    -2010 Hoth UBPs $102
    -Mass Effect 3 for XBox360 $30

April - $87

    -TVC Luke, and 2 Crackens $30
    -POTJ Tessk, TLC Imperial Scanning Trooper, TLC Concept IG-88 $30
    -3 Game of Thrones Posters $27

May - $5

    -TVC RFT $5

June - $10

    -TVC RFT $10

  2012 TOTAL - $442

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: February 26, 2012, 01:29 AM »
I went out to four Wal-Marts tonight. I wasn't able to find any new figures.

That in itself is crazy.

Nobody should be able to go to four different Walmart stores and find nothing new.

Well there was TPM stuff on the shelves it has just been there for a month or so, I wasn't counting it as 'new'. I still have yet to see a 'Vintage' Maul though. And in all fairness, the Denver area has been **** for toys for at least a year and a half. Which makes it all the more crazy what happened to me today.

My girlfriend found all of Wave 11 for me today, after a price adjustment they only rang up at $4 a pop.

When I was back tonight getting the price adjusted, I stopped by the SW section to see if anything else had turned up that day or if there were any army builders worth buying. I grabbed two Endor Rebels and two Naboo troopers, the Endor Rebels came up at $4 each and the Naboo guys came up at full price. So I asked the clerk why the other ones weren't $4 and she didn't understand either. By this time a line was starting to form behind me while she was waiting on her CSM to help her out. The CSM came over and said that I could have all of them for $4 each and walked away. So the cahier continued to ring them up and the total came up to $19 or something, then she all of a sudden said, "Wait, I did that wrong. I rang two up at $5." So she preceded to start voiding them, somehow she ended up taking off all the two $4 figures and the total for all four figures came up to $10 even before tax. She gave me the new total, and I asked if she rang them all up. She said, "Yup, I just voided the other ones." There was a long line behind me and after trying once to do the right thing I was content to walk away with four more figures for $10.80, about the cost of a single figure normally. :)

All told in the last 24 hours I've bought 11 figures for a total of $40.80, including tax. :)

Mon Cal Pilot
General Cracken
Sandstorm Lando
Sandstorm Leia
Jedi Luke'
Two Endor Rebels
Two Rebel Fleet Troopers
Two Naboo Security Troopers

And on top of that my girlfriend's mom bought me another RFT and a Stormtrooper.

All told I've bought at least as many figures at retail in the past 24 hours as I've bought at retail in about the last year... That's pretty crazy.

And in Colorado!  :D  8)

I was able to nab this whole wave today, at $4 a piece. My fiancee went to a Wal-Mart this morning and found an entire case of Wave 11 that had just been stocked as soon as she got to the toy section. They didn't ring up and all and the clerk had to manually enter the price, but she keyed them $8.96 a piece. I took them back tonight, along with two $4 RFT troopers that I bought the night before and after a little sweet talking was able to get the price adjusted on the wave down to $4 each!

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: February 25, 2012, 02:52 AM »
Following Jack's lucky $4 Delete Scene score, I went out to four Wal-Marts tonight. I wasn't able to find any new figures but I did manage to find two Rebel Fleet Troopers for $4 each. :)

Great score Jack! I ran out to four Wal-Marts after seeing that post and didn't have any luck finding new stuff. It's nice to see that it is hitting.

Discover the Force / Movie Heroes / Re: 2012 Movie Heroes Line
« on: February 13, 2012, 01:24 PM »
I think you were looking at the Clone Wars villain-of-the-week, not a Movie Heroes figure...  Savage Oppress.

Ah, thank you.  Cards were all mixed together, Maul was everywhere.  Then he turned pale yellow.  I was confused. 

That brings up something that I found kind of interesting... I don't follow the CW stuff, pretty much at all. When I heard that they are going to do some of the CW figures in the Realistic Vintage style I didn't know if it meant that they were going to completely do away with the Animated CW line. Upon seeing the displays at Target I actually thought that they had just started to put some animated figures in with the Movie Heros line... There were probably at least twice as many pegs for Movie Heroes stuff as there were for CW or Vintage. And with the packaging being virtually identical from the front it took me a bit to realize that there were two lines mixed together. These two look even more similar that last year's Legends and CW cards. If a season SW collector has trouble immediately noticing the difference, an average retail employee doesn't stand a chance. I hope those of you that collect CW are ready to look for everything online...

The Vintage Collection / Re: Tonnika Sisters coming?
« on: February 5, 2012, 04:38 PM »
I miss Matt too but its not like he died or anything. What is he up to? Is he just working too hard in the valley? Too much Magic Mountain?
He needed a mental break from the toy board drama...he popped in 2 years ago and that was the last we saw of him.  I've talked to him a few times via the phone...maybe you SoCal guys can coax him out of retirement

I did randomly run into Matt and his wife a little while back in San Antonio, Texas. They were somehow on the same flight to Denver as my fiancee and me. He said hi to everyone. He seemed to be doing really well.

X-Wings in the EU always got the "they're new" kind of treatment, but I totally agree on Y-Wings...  YW's were always a CW era ship that found its way, stripped to the bones, to the Alliance.  While the cartoon tried to squeeze them into the CW, the films didn't, and I think Lucas **** the bed on that.

And the ARC-170 is anything but an X-WIng predecessor...  Z-95's though?  Again, another moment where Lucas could've given a fan wank with that ship, and to the EU, and to Ralph McQuarrie.  They too may be sneaking into the CW series, but it's not the same as showing them in the PT...

INstead, 100% new designs like Jedi Fighters and the V-Wing.  *shrugs*

Dusting off this thread just a bit...

I really agree with this as well. I'd really have like to see the ship designs from the CW era tie in A LOT closer with the OT. Don't get me wrong, for the most part they are all cool designs, I just don't find them particularly logical for the timeframe.

The Republic had been around for what 20000 years or so? That is a hell of a long time for a spacefaring culture to be around. At some point they had to have come to a technological plateau. I'd think that they'd likely keep the same designs for much longer than the 20 year gap between ROTS and Star Wars. Hell even between AOTC and ROTS ship designs change drastically. By today's standards we tend to keep fighter aircraft in service for 20-30 years at least. The F-16 was debuted in the late 70s and it is still in active service and production today. Considering how much technology has changed since the 1970s, that is really saying something about the longevity of our modern fighter aircraft. There is no way that in the Star Wars universe spacecraft would be phased out service faster than we phase out our fighters today. 

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2011-2012
« on: January 29, 2012, 02:11 PM »
I can put the two stadium seats we have from the original Mile High stadium in front of my 62" HDTV and not only have the in the stadium feel, but a better view.

Can I come over to spill some beer on you and yell some drunken obscene comments at the TV? Just for that authentic stadium feel of course.

Star Wars Universe / Re: Star Wars Saga Viewing Order?
« on: January 6, 2012, 02:40 AM »
I still think that the best way to start is with the OT first followed by the PT. The films would hold a lot more suspense and surprise that way, not that anyone who isn't 6 years old doesn't already know Vader is Luke and Leia's father.

I wonder if anyone has ever asked this question to Lucas? I'd be interested to see what he has to say. I would think he's say PT first.

Targets around me dropped the Taun-Taun set and the vinty Taun-Taun and Landspeeder to $17.48. I almost nabbed them, but I decided to wait a bit to get them when they go lower.

Wow either these were pulled or every single one of these around me sold within 3 days... I went to two Targets today, both had at least 4 of each sets a few days ago. Today all I was able to find was a single Luke's Taun Taun.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2011-2012 Regular Season
« on: January 2, 2012, 03:30 PM »
Anyone else watching the Winter Classic today? I've had it on most of the morning so far. I don't know either of the teams too well this year but Flyers and Rangers games are always fun to watch.

As always I was a bit annoyed with some of the classless boobirds in Philly who were booing the Canadian anthem. At least it did seem to die off a bit towards the end, and it seemed like it may have just been a rather loud minority.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Great 2011 Collector's Challenge
« on: January 1, 2012, 06:42 PM »
With 2011 all over, I finished just over halfway under my target of $1000 with $479. Not too bad, though I'm over $1000 by about $200 if I count the new flatscreen TV I had to buy this year after my old one died.

I would have gone over for sure if distribution was better at retail. I wanted small armies of the new Rebel troopers but I only ever bought what I saw at retail, which wasn't a whole lot.

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