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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A thread about concerts.
« on: August 27, 2014, 03:10 PM »

Let Freedom Ring with a Shotgun Blast!

Nice, I'm so jealous of your huge outdoor metal shows! Graspop, Dynamo, F--- Commerce Festival, etc. Metal is alive and well abroad!

Glad Andreas Kisser is aging well, have they gotten their heads out of their collective arses and gotten Max and Igor back yet though?

Shocked to hear Limp Bizkit disappointed.  :D

Dynamo? I'm impressed you know of it :D  Sadly, Dynamo is no more. Last time was in '99 and by then it had already been stripped down to a much smaller festival :(  But Belgians know how to party, nevertheless. Graspop is our new home  >:D

I'm not a fan of the 'new' Sep, but it's great to hear them live, especially when performing the old Sep songs. Funny you should mention a possible reunion, because when asked which bands the director of Graspop would ultimately want, he replied the old Sep lineup. And Pantera.

In the meantime I've scored tickets to a concert on Dec. 4. Band is called Machine Head. Support by Devil You Know.

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Collect All 92! / Re: Rancor Keeper
« on: August 27, 2014, 07:13 AM »
Come on, let's give the big guy some love  ;D






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Nice look so far!  I've toyed with redoing my stuff too but have not pulled the trigger as of yet.

Thanks, Scott. Like I said, I've toyed with this idea for a long time as well. But there's no going back now and I'm thoroughly enjoying myself doing this :)

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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Star Wars Commander - App
« on: August 21, 2014, 01:01 PM »
Sounds fun. I enjoyed Great Big War Game, Clash of Clans as well as Boom Beach but everything tastes better with a nice dash of good ol'  fashioned SW seasoning :)

Since I use Android I'll have to wait a bit longer though.

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How much shipped loose to the Netherlands?

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2014 Wave 2
« on: August 20, 2014, 02:15 PM »
Took some quick shots of how I modified my 6 inch Clone Trooper, so that he can actually look up a bit and really bend his arm quite a bit further.














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It may be nice, but it has a fatal flaw apparently.

Ouch! That makes the Snowtrooper Commander's issue with the hands look like child's play  :o It definitely looks like Hasbro's quality control has become one with the Force. Choked by the dianoga in the garbage dispenser. Thrown down the shaft like Palps. Eaten by a Rancor like that little Gam.... I'll stop already  ;D

But this is equally annoying: "The codpiece has returned, meaning if you aren't careful it can stick up and he'll be quite happy to see you." Imagine that with his head off....

Guess the go-to Vader is still the VC93, then?


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A thread about concerts.
« on: August 15, 2014, 04:20 AM »
Haven't posted in this thread since 2012, but of course I've been attending live music on a regular basis.

Most recently the Graspop Metal Meeting festival in Belgium, with awesome performances by Sabbath, AiC, BLS, Zombie, Sepultura (man, Andreas Kisser hasn't aged a day  ;D ), Mastodon and Ghost.. Limp Bizkit was a big disappointment.

Last week Machine Head, their only club show in Holland this year, until it was announced a few days ago, that they'd be back in another town in December. Hard to believe they've been at it for 22 years! They totally tore up the insanly hot venue.

This Sunday I'll go to X-Rock in Germany. Guess who's playing? Machine ******' Head  ;D Also Amon Amarth, Life of Agony and Airbourne, plus a couple of others.


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Toy Reviews / TBS #14 6" Clone Trooper (Phase I / AotC) - review
« on: August 14, 2014, 06:31 PM »
The promo pictures of the Black Series #14 6" Clone Trooper (Phase I) got the better of me and persuaded me to order a pair from an Asian eBay seller. Overpriced, but still cheaper for me than buying them from our own Dutch (r)etailers. I received them in pristine condition and within a week after payment.

Sculpt: at first glance the trooper looks a bit bulky. But after eyeing him more closely, the sculpt is really decent. The black body suit has a few folds, all in the right place. It also features a subtle texture. The body armour is pretty close to the mark, as far as I can tell. The belt is very well detailed (and on my troopers positioned correctly :p ). Details on the helmet and on the panel on the back are crisp and clean.



Paint: safe for the body suit, the standard Phase I grunt is white, of course. However, Hasbro applied subtle paint apps on various details, such as the back straps of the knee pads, the soles of the boots and of course the helmet. But they didn't apply it in a very tidy manner. On each of my two figures, I could spot numerous areas where the paint just missed the edges of the details. It's like decals applied just off centre. This has fast become a trend in Hasbro's figures, from 3 3/4" to 6" scale. Hopefully, this will be addressed soon. The 6" figures still are action figures and we can't really expect Sideshow, Hot Toys or Gentle Giant quality paint apps on a $20 figure, but a little bit more effort isn't too much to ask, I think. Lastly, I think it's strange that the body suit has a semi gloss finish, while the visor is flat black.

Articulation: the Clone Trooper has 14 points of articulation: ball jointed head, shoulders, wrists, waist and hips, double jointed elbows and knees and rocker ankles. This allows for the trooper to be placed in many positions, but I have found serious limitations as well, due to the way certain areas were sculpted.

In the next picture I have marked the areas which limit articulation. My biggest gripe is that the head can look down perfectly, but hardly up. Not at all, as a matter of fact. This is caused by the back armour. Another area of concern are the elbows. Again, the armour makes it hard to get some really cool blaster handling or signaling positions of the arms. The same goes for the thighs, making kneeling positions a bit awkward, although I did manage.



The shoulder armour is a real pain. Look at this picture: this is the maximum lift of the arm. Ephialtes, hello?!



 It's a matter of sculpt accuracy versus posability, I guess. As a customizer, I have already thought about taking care of some of these areas. Shouldn't be too hard and yes, sculpt accuracy will be lost somewhat, but I'm willing to accept that.

Accessories: the Clone Trooper comes with a whopping two accessories, namely his trusted DC-15S blaster and the larger DC-15A blaster rifle. Both are finely detailed, but lack any kind of detailed painting. On top of that, the blasters are made of the softer type of plastic. The blasters are straight, don't get me wrong, but I prefer weapons to be molded in hard, unbendable plastic.

It might come across as if I don't like this figure at all and I must admit, when I had just unpacked them, I was a tad disappointed. But having handled them extensively for the photoshoot, trying to pose them in various positions, the Clone Trooper has already grown on me. A lot. In that I need more. With some careful modifications, these can go from nice looking troopers, to pretty darn good ones. If you have the space, it's definitely an army builder and being all white, an excellent template for making your own Clone officers. Except for the sarge, because Hasbro has him already lined up in a future wave.


































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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2014 Wave 2
« on: August 13, 2014, 05:44 PM »
Received my pair of Clone Troopers today. Let's just say I'm not overwhelmed at first glance....








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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Shark Thread
« on: August 13, 2014, 01:42 AM »
Saw this on the morning news just now ;)

http://www.telegraaf.nl/tv/opmerkelijk/22958159/__Duiker_schrikt_van_walvishaai__.html

Couldn't find an English article, but you get the picture.

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In the pic with the Ewok, he's kneeling and actually leaning on his skirt ;)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Shark Thread
« on: August 12, 2014, 11:02 AM »
I'm a huge shark fan. Jaws scared the **** out of me, when I saw it for the first time on VCR. That was last weekend  :P ;D

Seriously, sharks are the bomb (do kids still say that these days?) When I went to junior high, I held a 'show and tell' about sharks, which I thoroughly prepared. A zoo in a small town nearby received lemon sharks back in the 80s, which got me extremely excited back then.

Of course, I love Shark Week as well. It will air here in Holland in the week of August 18th. I don't care much for the fake documentaries, but the  real ones are always impressive to watch.

Favourite shark? Difficult to say. The blue shark is a real beauty, but the whale shark is really majestic. The common thresher has this beautiful tail with the extremely long top part. But I guess either the great white, tiger shark or mako are my favourite.

Least favourite, mostly because of the way they look, are the sand tiger shark and the basking shark. Of course, there are more exotic fuglies, but these two have always been my least favourite.


And let's not forget MisterJaw and Cat Fish! Hahaa!

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Modern Classifieds / Mr. Black's sales/trades - Clones added!
« on: August 12, 2014, 09:33 AM »
More clones added, sold items removed. Prices in the pictures.

http://s740.photobucket.com/user/incomscustoms/library/For%20sale

Battle Droid in flames $4
R4-D6 (I think?) $6 each
CW R2-D2 $3
Tri-Droids: $4 each
CW Super Battle Droids: $3 each
Treadwell Droid: $2

Moff Trachta: $5 each  3x PENDING
CW Clones $4 each (white and green)
ROTS Phase II Clone: $4

Shipping has changed: first figure is $5, for every additional figure add $1, worldwide. Does not apply for the tri-droids, ask for a shipping quote on those.

PayPal required, gift payment if you're comfortable with that. If not, regular payment will do just as well, fees are on me, of course.

Thanks!

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TBS's is pretty darn near perfect besides the kama killing the articulation.  Love the helmet's sculpt and poseability though.  Really well done design there.

The skirt doesn't kill the articulation. I got mine in a pretty decent kneeling position. I'll upload some pics tonight :)

As far as the hands falling off, I think it's because of the plastic the lower arm is made off. It's actually something between the soft vinyl and hard plastic. The peg on the wrist actually is a bit bendable, i.e. you can easily move it back and forth a bit. The entire figure feels different, actually.


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