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The Legacy Collection / Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
« on: February 3, 2008, 08:50 PM »
Another possibility that occured to me is that for both AOTC and ROTS, Hasbro released "sneak preview" waves. So if we're getting wave 1 now, wave 2 in March, SL '08 in April - I'm willing to bet we might see a CW sneak preview wave in June and then the onslaught of CW product in August to coincide with the theatrical release of the first three episodes of the series.

When you look at it that way, that's plenty of new waves plus the other lines like comic 2 packs, battle packs (a big seller with kids), and exclusives - there is plenty of product coming between now and the fall IMHO.

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Recent 30AC Purchases
« on: February 2, 2008, 11:36 AM »
Picked up my Site-to-Store order w/Walmart.com to get my final 2 Keller/Marine comic 2-packs.

In case you haven't ordered from Walmart.com before - just be advised that they slap a huge sticker on the back of your item. Not sure if they do this if you're shipping the item directly to your house, but if you use the site-to-store option they do this - so don't ever use the site-to-store option if you're hoping for a MOC item to arrive.

Since these were both going to be opened, it made no difference to me.

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The Vintage Collection / Re: Hasbro Q&A Sessions
« on: February 2, 2008, 09:49 AM »
That Sullustan B-Wing pilot answer suggests what we were discussing in the Evolutions thread: Ten Nunb will be in the 3-pack and likely there will be a kit-bashed human for the B-Wing itself.  I just hope that doesn't hold off an SA B-Wing pilot this year or next...

Yep - my thoughts exactly.

Although, if you think about it, the torso of Ten Numb could be the basis for any future B-Wing figure. Not to mention the fact that if they sculpt the arms and legs right, it might just be a matter of sculpting longer thighs, longer upper arms and a Human head to change a SA Ten Numb figure into a SA Human B-Wing pilot.

I'm glad that the B-Wing is coming. It's been a while since it was an exclusive to Target and it's always been one of my favorite designs from the OT. Also, since I don't army build vehicles, it will be a great opportunity to add a second one to my open collection as well.

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: 30AC Star Wars Comic Packs
« on: February 2, 2008, 09:42 AM »
So if the Durge/Anakin comic pack and the Ventress/Skorr pack are both delayed, was there a wave planned between the Mouse+Basso/Commando+SBD/Jundland+Shan wave that's shipping now and that one?

On the one hand if they're going to ship several rounds of the wave that's currently shipping now, that will offer plenty of opportunities to army build the Commando & SBD set (which is good), but on the other, it probably means LOTS of left over on the other two sets (which is bad).

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The Legacy Collection / Re: 2008 Wave 3 - Clone Wars
« on: February 2, 2008, 09:37 AM »
I think the delay might be healthy for the line.

They said they are still shipping Waves 6, 7.5 & 8 (odd that they skipped over Wave 7, but oh well).

We know there will be LOTS of Saga Legends, there are so many variants coming, our heads are going to spin - forget the five new figures, they'll be the easy ones - the three new pit droid sets, the SA 501st and the two remaining Sandtroopers will have us all scrambling to complete our SL sets.

There will be four more Evolutions sets, the second round of Order-66 2-packs and some exclusive vehicles/beasts if the rumor reports are to be believed. Not to mention the two 3-packs for TFU.

What was supposed to be the final Comic 2-pack wave for 2007 is finally shipping now and I'm sure there will be another wave in between these and the wave with Anakin/Durge.

And to top it all off, they are going to ship 2008 Waves 1 and 2 between now and the fall.

As far as I'm concerned that's plenty of product, especially when you factor in the IJ onslaught in April/May.

In fact, I'm willing to bet that the machines/assembly lines that make Star Wars figures had to be "lent out" to the IJ line so they could have enough product on the shelves for the launch of that line. And I'm MORE than fine with that - with the way Hasbro has been talking in recent Q&A's it looks like they have plans to make the IJ line MASSIVE and as much as I would love to get into it, I'm starting to think I might pass.

After the heavy fall/x-mas season last year, I will welcome the break, save up some $$$ and make the impact of the 2008 fall/x-mas SW offerings less painful.

 

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Yes they have... I think that some people just like to worry about things.   ;)

Yeah, so?

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The Legacy Collection / Re: 2008 Evolutions Sets
« on: January 30, 2008, 09:17 PM »
I agree - I think these sets give Hasbro an excellent way to deliver some more SA rebel pilot bodies that can then be used to generate other rebel pilots in the future.

I have no doubt that the SA Wes Janson figure will one day be turned into SA Snowspeeder Pilot versions of Luke, Dak and Wedge.


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Ahhh - I wasn't out to bash New Force.

More accurately, my point was more to show that there's always some sort of "gotcha".

EE's prices are higher than Rick's, but you can cancel your pre-orders anytime.

Rick charges less, but you can't cancel your pre-order.

It all depends on what you're willing to put up with. My friend has decided never to order from Rick again and if he does choose to order a case, he's going to do it from EE.

So now ask yourself - was the non-cancellation policy on pre-orders really worth it to the eTailer in this instance? Maybe yes, maybe no. If my friend orders 2008 Wave 1, 2 and 3 from EE, then I would think the answer is "no".


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The Legacy Collection / Re: 2008 Evolutions Sets
« on: January 30, 2008, 08:48 AM »
Taking the OT on its own, sure I can understand that point of view.

But when you look at the PT - you've got Twi'Lek females as senators, slaves & servants in EP1 and then in EP2 and EP3, Twi'Leks show up also as Jedi.

I think basing the fact that in the OT, one Twi'Lek female was a slave dancer and then in the OT Special Edition another Twi'Lek female was a performer/dancer - doesn't mean that ALL Twi'Lek females are slaves/erotic dancers. Considering that the context we saw them in was Jabba's palace, I think it's safe to say that the sexist nature of their roles was due entirely to the crime lord himself.

So the net-net is that I think that the only reason we didn't see more varied races fighting in the Rebelion was because GL didn't really have the money or resources. If you think about it, the briefing room scene in ANH is attended by all white British actors - why? 'Cause that's what GL had available.

By the time we got to ROTJ - in that very short scene on the Rebel Command Ship we see pilots and commandos of a variety of different races. I think if he had the ability to do so, GL would love to go back and vary the race/species of the pilots in ANH, the Hoth Speeder pilots in ESB and add even more races to the briefing room in ROTJ.

As far as figures go, I'm all for anything that gets us a new sculpt - the idea of getting a female Rebel Pilot body, is great IMHO.

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I haven't gotten anything yet, odd...

I did get the 72 hour notice, but nothing after that. I wonder if they're doing them in waves.

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The Vintage Collection / Re: Animated Clone Wars 3D Figures
« on: January 29, 2008, 10:40 PM »
(sorry for the rant, it's just the talk of animated style is really starting to bother me.)

No need to apologize Sal - I feel the same way.

I am going to be one VERY unhappy camper come February 17th if the Clone Wars figures turn out to be done in any style OTHER than the current 3.75" 'realistic' style.

I like how we refer to certain SW toys as "realistic."  ;D  Not sure what else you could call them, but that just strikes me as funny. 

Yeah - it is funny, I guess what we're saying is that we'd rather have something like this:


than this:


I look at the bottom image and all I can think to myself is "my god, that design SUCKS, there's not one redeeming quality to that design from the stubby legs to the bulbous chest to the pea-sized head" - it's not really even aesthetically pleasing.

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My WM wanted to sell me the '08 figs for $7.99. Since the figs weren't in the computer, they were convinced that $6.63 was the clearance price since all SW figures are on clearance for $6.63, a price increase over the previous price of $5.88.

That sucks. Did you get them for the $6.63 price Anthony?

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Of course you'd have to order another Omega Squad set, but EE says they have more sets coming soon.

With regards to EE's service - I have found that it's really good. I mean, when I think about it, I outright abuse the heck out of them - I place orders and if I find the item in the store first, I cancel with EE. They never give me any hassle about canceling my orders as long as I request the order by canceled before they start to process it for shipping. That's reasonable, and of course if I want to return it after they've shipped it, I can do that too, or I could just return the items to the store I got them from with the valid receipt.

Sometimes, this method has really helped me when an assortment has shipped to brick-and-mortar stores in less than stellar numbers.

I have a friend locally who ordered Wave 8 from New Force comics - we found Wave 8 at TRU over a month and a half ago - New Force wouldn't let him cancel the two cases he pre-ordered even though he asked to cancel his order about a MONTH before New Force even got their first allocation. That's pretty crappy IMHO. How hard is it to change the setting in your shopping cart system from "Pre-order Sold Out" to "Only 2 Pre-Orders Left"?

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: 2008 Clone Wars Preview Figure?
« on: January 25, 2008, 08:02 AM »
Yeah - what is that green thing?

Please tell me that they didn't feel compelled to give Anakin his own "Pikachu"-type companion.

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Recent 30AC Purchases
« on: January 25, 2008, 07:57 AM »
Yeah yeah yeah...

There's a reason "OCD" is in my signature...

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