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figrin bran
09-02-2009, 12:40 AM
Clone Wars space suit Ahsoka, Denal and Cad Bane
Guitar Hero 5 for xbox360

El Chuxter
09-02-2009, 09:04 AM
Guitar Hero 5 for Wii. Was going to wait for the price drop (inevitable giving the number of "____ Hero" games this year), but the free Van Hale game offer sucked me in. That, and the ability to form a band with Johnny Cash and Kurt Cobain.

09-02-2009, 12:43 PM
You all must have slow calendars. We're two days into September already.

09-02-2009, 01:44 PM
Walmart Star Wars Evolution Packs Clone Commandos and Rebel Pilots III
GI Joe ROC Desert Ambush Scarlet x2

09-02-2009, 02:08 PM
...er it's September 2nd. :squareeye

09-02-2009, 02:13 PM
:thumbsup: Fixed

1 Star Wars Evolutions Clone and Rebel Pilot set
2x GI Joe ROC Desert Ambush Scarlet (armored).:thumbsup:

09-02-2009, 02:40 PM
UPS just dropped it off:

Canon PowerShot G10 digital camera (for my upcoming trip). I would have preferred the new G11, but it won't be out until this Fall. Now I've got to start saving for a DSLR. Nikon's D90 looks promising (we use Nikon D200s at work) but I've always favored Canon products. All my film equipment is Canon.

Woo! Hoo! I haven't had a new toy in a loooong time!You do realize you just spent as much as an entry-level DSLR for that G10, right? Look up the Samsung GX-1s, it's a nice DSLR and comes with a decent lens, uses Pentax lenses, standard AA batteries, and shoots on SD cards for well under $400. Still, if I was given the choice between a Canon 30d or a Samsung GX-1s, I'd go with the Canon... although I'm starting to see a lot of little reasons to consider Nikon.

09-02-2009, 04:26 PM
You do realize you just spent as much as an entry-level DSLR for that G10, right?

Yep. Sure did!

I wanted a point-and-shoot on steroids and that's the G-10. Built on a magnesium frame, it's built like a tank. Awesome features and flexibility and best of all, it's not totally menu-driven. It's got cool things called dials and knobs on the top of the camera (like in the olden days) that allow me to make adjustments much, much faster that having to fool around searching through a danged menu! It also has a crazy thingie called a hot shoe where I can attach a modestly-priced flash (Canon's 220EX looks good) to improve over the meager built-in.

I could have picked up a (probably soon to be discontinued) Nikon D40 DSLR two-lens kit for about the same price as the G10. However, my whole plan is to have a good backup camera that won't let me down. (You get what you pay for). Also, I put my faith in camera companies, and not electronics firms who are just trying the photo field. I've had Canon products (both film and digital) through most of 30 years and like the product. I've also been using Nikon products at work for almost 20 years and like their products as well (we currently use Nikon's D200 soon-to-be-a-dinosaur). Their lenses (Canon and Nikon) are hard to beat....and the lens is the heart of the camera.

The DSLR will come later. There's some changes in the wind and I'll bide by time (and save) to see what comes. In the meantime, my little G10 will do fine! *waves hand*

09-02-2009, 04:42 PM
- Found a 4th Geonosis Assault battle pack. 2 Gunships are now complete.

09-02-2009, 05:57 PM
Got the Red 2 x-wing. After this, I'm pretty much done for the month unless the slave Leia wave, new comic packs, or Wal-Mart AT-ST decide to start drifting my way.

09-02-2009, 06:27 PM

Anakin's Y-Wing
Mist Hunter

TRU CW Commander Ponds

Hot Wheels Treasure Hunt Neet Streeter
I don't buy HW like I used to, but who can resist a Treasure Hunt for 99 cents? $$

figrin bran
09-05-2009, 06:58 PM
Clone Wars space suit Ahsoka
Justice League Unlimited Batman Beyond/Warhawk/Bruce Wayne, Cheetah/Shade/Luthor
DCUC Deadshot

09-06-2009, 12:00 AM
CW ARF Trooper
GIJoe ROC Steel Crusher

09-06-2009, 05:35 PM
Picked up my Walmart site-to-store order today. Walmart.com had several LEGO sets (http://i28.tinypic.com/65uxeb.jpg) on "rollback" last week so I snatched these up:

8016 Hyena Droid Bomber
8017 Darth Vader's TIE Fighter
8018 Armored Assault Tank (AAT)

09-07-2009, 06:23 PM
TRU Sidewalk Sale--BMF for $80. That's next months and this month's "allowance" but my wife was feeling sorry for me.

Passed on a Scramble at Yavin battle pack that had the droid taken from it.

09-08-2009, 10:37 PM
Evolutions Clone Commanders set
CW Thire/Rys 2 pack

figrin bran
09-09-2009, 12:56 AM
Gungan Warrior
CW Y-Wing

09-10-2009, 03:42 PM
LEGO order (http://i30.tinypic.com/2ueqsf9.jpg) arrived yesterday:

5606 My First Train - for my niece, though she really won't be able to play with it until next year

Star Wars
7669 Anakin's Jedi Starfighter
7681 Separatist Spider Droid
8031 Mini V-19 Torrent

7732 Air Mail
8398 BBQ Stand
8401 Minifigure Collection
10197 Fire Brigade

El Chuxter
09-10-2009, 03:50 PM
None of the TRU's in the area had sidewalk sales. Weird, since, in the week prior, they cleared a lot of old stuff off the shelves.

09-12-2009, 04:26 PM
Mattel Hot Wheels 1:50 Tumbler (Camouflage) x2
Mattel Hot Wheels 1:50 Burtonmobile x1
Mattel Hot Wheels 1:50 Super Friends Batmobile x1
Mattel DCUC Blue Beetle x1
Hasbro Star Wars Titanium Barc Speeder x1

09-13-2009, 03:12 AM
The newest acquisition is the Medicom RAH TIE Fighter Pilot, a really cool figure too bad Medicom didn't give him any kind of accessories. Glad I have an extra Sideshow E-11 blaster for him...

09-13-2009, 07:29 PM
TF Deluxe Swerve
GI Joe Duke (Delta 6 suit), Paris Pursuit Baroness, Arctic Snake Eyes
CW Yoda/Jek 2 pack

09-14-2009, 10:03 AM
- 2 more Republic Fighter Tanks (on sale at Target for $17.99 each).

- LEGO Endor set for the wife. She built the catapult and the AT-ST last night and she'll probably start the bunker tonight. She just wanted the Ewoks!

- Ordered from toysrus.com, 10 each Geonosis Assault battlepacks (the limit was 10). I am glad that I ordered them... They were out of stock when I checked back later.

09-14-2009, 10:08 AM
Have gotten

Cad Bane
Admiral yularen
Yoda/Clone 2pack.

09-14-2009, 03:32 PM
Found the new Clone Wars Y Wing at TRU while I was at lunch today. TRU has reduced the price on the Deluxe Vehicle assortment from $79.99 to $69.99, so it's more in line with WM and Target.

I only plan to get 2 of these, so the price doesn't bother me that much since it's an all new vehicle.

09-15-2009, 11:29 AM
The Winston Effect - an awesome book signed by Stan the man!

09-15-2009, 08:21 PM
I found a corporate alliance tank droid at target for 17.99.

09-16-2009, 05:33 PM
TF Animated Activators Soundwave and Fireblast Grimlock

09-16-2009, 05:38 PM
GH Anakin Skywalker's JSF Cinema Scene. My 4 yo nephew was particularly excited about this set when I showed it to him online a few months back and when I told him over the phone last night that I bought it, he wanted to make sure I would show it to him the next time he came over.

I love these little guys! I can't wait for the Obi Wan EP III JSF CS and the Slave I CS.

figrin bran
09-18-2009, 12:01 AM
Lego Batman for Xbox 360 for $19.99

09-18-2009, 12:17 PM
My 10 Geonosis Assault battlepacks from TRU arrived today. Woo hoo!

I should be all caught up on my gunships (old CW, Lucky Lekku, + 4 AOTC). I am not going to outfit my ROTS gunships.

09-18-2009, 05:40 PM
Two boxes Remington .40 S&W 180 gr. FMJFN.

El Chuxter
09-18-2009, 09:02 PM
Just won an auction for a second (loose) Luke from the Luke/Mara comic pack. I'm probably the only person on Earth who wanted a second one, but I didn't feel like sacrificing mine to give life to Billy and Airtight. ;)

09-19-2009, 10:06 AM
Clegg Holdfast and Jawa 2 pack

09-19-2009, 02:56 PM
30th AC Naboo Soldier
30th AC Elis Helrot
(the above two someone must have returned to the store)

The Clones Wars Loathsom
The Clones Wars 4A-7
The Clones Wars Clone Trooper ECHO
The Clones Wars Cad Bane (bent card)

09-19-2009, 06:06 PM
Walmart: In their clearance section I found the Evolutions Clone Pilots and Troopers for $10.97 each.
They rang up $24, but had pricetags of the lower price, so the checker entered it manually. That's more than a 50% savings. Somebody goofed I suspect.

Toys R Us:

Clone Pilots Turret Battle Pack

another Walmart:

Commander Faie and Quinlan Voss Comic 2-pk for $9 clearance.

09-19-2009, 07:55 PM
Just won an auction for a second (loose) Luke from the Luke/Mara comic pack. I'm probably the only person on Earth who wanted a second one, but I didn't feel like sacrificing mine to give life to Billy and Airtight. ;)

I could have hooked you up...

Picked up a titanium AT-AT (the big deluxe one) for $10, an Endor R2 and a ROTS clone trooper for my kid for $4 each, all from TJ Max.

figrin bran
09-19-2009, 08:50 PM
WM exclusive Rex/Fives
WM exclusive Copperhead/Gung Ho
TRU red stripe Cylon
Transformers season 2 vol 1
Muse's "The Resistance"

09-19-2009, 10:05 PM
Queen Amidala
Darth Sidious Hologram
Obi-Wan Kenobi

Octuptarra Droid X2

09-20-2009, 09:36 PM
Transformers ROTF Deluxe Dead End

09-22-2009, 10:23 PM
Courtesy TRU's buy two get one free LEGO sale (http://i35.tinypic.com/2w2knc6.jpg):

Creator - Cool Convertible
Space Police - Squidman's Pitstop
Town - City Corner

09-24-2009, 07:30 PM
Mattel DC Universe Classics Blue Beetle x1
Mattel DC Universe Classics The Flash x1
Hasbro Star Wars Titaniums Mist Hunter x1
Hasbro Star Wars Titaniums ROTS Mace Windu JSF x1

09-27-2009, 10:34 AM
Ra-4(CW Protocol droid)

09-27-2009, 11:03 AM
Mattel Brave and the Bold Joker x2
Mattel Brave and the Bold Green Arrow x1
Mattel DC Universe Firestorm (Ronnie - stand version) x1
Hasbro Star Wars Titanium Anakin's Y-wing x1

figrin bran
09-27-2009, 12:46 PM
BSG minimates Cylon Raider and Mark VII Viper
Admiral Yularen

09-27-2009, 10:52 PM
ROTF Voyager Long Haul

09-29-2009, 11:38 PM
Star wars-legacy- Rum Sleg
Star wars-legacy- Clegg Holdfast

DCUC wave 10 - nothing yet :sad:

09-30-2009, 11:51 AM
Canon Vixia HFS10 High Definition Digital Camcorder / Camera
HDMI Cable (mini to standard)

Actually received the camcorder (http://i36.tinypic.com/2lc89e9.jpg) last Monday but haven’t had a lot of time to play around with it until this past weekend.

The specs:
1/2.6” CMOS image sensor
58mm filter diameter
8 Megapixels
10x optical zoom / 200x digital zoom
2.7” LCD screen (no viewfinder though - a common omission on many new camcorder models)
32 GB internal flash memory storage (also uses removable SDHC [secure digital high capacity] flash memory cards)
Full HD recording at 60i frame rate
Dolby digital AC-3 two-channel sound

The camcorder didn’t come with an HDMI cable so I had to buy a generic one at Walmart for $15. (The Canon-branded HDMI cable is like $70). I thought it odd that Canon wouldn’t include an HDMI cable with an HD camcorder, but the reason is that not all HDTVs can display the "AVCHD" file format that HD video is recorded in (video is recorded using MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression and audio is recorded in Dolby Digital). I can still connect the camcorder to the HDTV with the supplied component cable, but that option results in standard definition video.

However, I was able to connect the camcorder to my Playstation 3 via the included USB cable and use it to play the home video I’ve shot on my HDTV without problem. I can also copy the files from the camcorder to the PS3’s hard drive and play them from there. That’s another plus about the PS3 - it’s capable of playing the “AVCHD” high-def video format recorded from camcorders.

So far I’ve mostly shot video in the “standard” setting, which is 1440 x 1080. I shot some video last night of family at the highest quality setting, which is full HD: 1920 x 1080. I can also shoot video in “cinema mode” which mimics the look of film and can duplicate the frame rate of film as shown in movie theaters as well, or 24 frames per second. The video looks great too - it displays in full 1080p and completely fills the TV’s 16:9 screen.

The model I bought has 32 GB of internal flash memory and can also use removable SDHC memory cards for storage. You can buy HD camcorders with internal, electromechanical hard drives that have a much greater storage capacity, but I was worried that the constant movement while operating a camcorder (as opposed to a computer which is usually stationary during operation and shut down during transport) might decrease the lifespan of the HDD with its delicate moving parts. So I decided to spend a little more money and get a camcorder with storage that used solid state electronics or flash memory, the same stuff in those USB ‘thumb’ drives and memory cards.

Canon recently released another model similar to this one that has 64 GB internal flash memory instead of 32 GB, but I didn’t want to pay an extra $400 for that additional 32 GB. I can get a 32 GB SDHC memory card for around $100, thus doubling the camera’s storage. I figure flash memory cards will only expand in capacity & access speed while dropping in price in the long run anyway.


This morning, I bought some LEGO sets (http://i33.tinypic.com/zkn3nt.jpg), my final haul for September. Kmart has a sale with $5 off many sets from various themes this week. I don’t think it was in their ad, so I'll offer the usual caveats and a hearty “Y.M.M.V.,” but it might be worth checking out. I got:

Fierce Creatures (clearanced)

Indiana Jones
Chauchilla Cemetery Battle

Space Police
Space Truck Getaway

Star Wars
Corporate Alliance Tank Droid
Echo Base
Clone Walker Battle Pack x2 (clearanced)
Assassin Droids Battle Pack x2 (clearanced)
Separatist Shuttle
Anakin's Y-Wing Starfighter