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computer warriors - romm

Today we finish our short but important Computer Warriors week with the last of the four carded figures. The leader of the Computer Warriors, named Romm, closes out our four game series the way that only a dedicated take-charge commander can.

The best part of the bio written for this figure is the "renegade imagination" part. I'm trying to decide if that is a good thing or a bad thing, potentially opening him up to various corruption attacks had the series made it past the original pilot episode. The fan-fiction should abound!

Target Watch: Today proved to be the most exciting morning at Target in some number of weeks, reinforcing the manic drive to stop there constantly in the face of near constant disappointment. Today they had clearly stocked a single case of Transformers Deluxe Movie Toys, though only 7 figures were on the pegs, with the tell-tale absence of Bumblebee - I can at least hope that a wise stock-clerk snagged him instead of a picky local scalper. I mean - I was there last night around 6pm, and this morning at 8:30am...that doesn't leave a very big window, but those dealers can be crafty! As if that wasn't interesting enough (and allowed me to pick up a spare Arcee to open and photograph) my heart lept like gazelle to see down the isle that the GI Joe 25th Anniversary pegs looked like they were not barren and drafty for the first time in ages! I was astonished and delighted to find the following:
  • Lady Jaye
  • Buzzah'!
  • Serpentor
  • Cobra Trooper
  • Beachhead
  • Storm Shadow
  • Snake Eyes (white Timber)
  • Cobra Commander
That's right, the second wave of figures has hit the shelves! Well, more precisely, a single solitary case of eight has hit the shelves, and I left with five of them, leaving only the last three figures on that list which are repeats from the first wave (but interesting as far as case-assortment information goes).

But wait, we're not quite done yet. I realized that over by the Deluxe Transformers, the 3" titanium pegs were bursting at the seams, and that there was a new batch of the Movie Titaniums, most specifically one copy each (and only one!) of the newly released Ratchet and Brawl 3" figures. This banner day at Target really helped to progress the new collections, and reminded me why I put in the work, because the payoff of the hunt is always worth it.
Posted by charlie on September 27th 2007
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