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Other Toy Lines / Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« on: June 3, 2004, 12:55 AM »
Is Ogden the first Offensive lineman?

YES.  At first I thought the silhouette they showed of the OL was Larry Allen.  I was a little surprised to see that it was Ogden, but not so much now.

Most of the NFL SP's have been either QB's or RB's.  Wide Receivers come next, and after them it's Defensive players and there are a couple of Tight Ends.  Also, we get our first kicker ever this year in the form of Adam Vinatierri.

On an unrelated note, can you guys keep an eye out for me for an MLB retro figure?  It's confirmed that MLB10 has a retro Yankees Pettite.  Can anyone lend a brother a hand and try to snag me one of these?

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I'm curious to see what they end up doing with the packin figures for the ESB Slave I and the new Y-Wing.  Is there going to be a Fett included (I haven't seen pictures; and if so which one?), and who is included with the Y-Wing?  A Gold Leader from the Saga line?

There hasn't been any word of pack-ins with these vehicles thus far.  I'm planning on putting my Gold Leader figure in the new Y-Wing, and either a Pit of Carkoon or VOTC Boba Fett in the new Slave I.

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: 2004 NEW NEWS ON SANDCRAWLER
« on: June 3, 2004, 12:46 AM »
Let's not forget too that $60 is Diamond's price.  When it gets to comic and hobby shops, it will probably increase by a few dollars as well so they can make a profit on the item beyond what Diamond charges them to order it.

Actually, $60 is suggested retail.  Meaning that Diamond dealers will be getting this at wholesale.  Their cost could be anywhere from $30 to $40.  I get discounts on Gentle Giant things all the time from my local comic shop around 10%.  I should be able to get the Sandcrawler from my guy for $50 -  $55.  Check with your own local comic shop.  No doubt, this will be listed in the new issue of Diamond's Prviews magazine soon, and your local shop will be able to order it for you.  That's what I'll be doing.

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: 2004 NEW NEWS ON SANDCRAWLER
« on: June 2, 2004, 04:49 PM »
I'm not thrilled about the price, but there is a thing called "PERSPECTIVE".  Perspective tells me that while $60 is in the high end pricewise in the modern era of Star Wars toys, it's not that bad.  Why?  A vintage Sandcrawler, loose, will cost anywhere from $150 to nearly $300 depending on whether or not it's complete and what kind of condition it's in.  Bearing that in mind, $60 is a bargain to me.

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Jedi Council sets 3 & 4
« on: May 31, 2004, 01:41 PM »
The set looks really nice put together.  I'm curious about a couple of things:

First, which Saesee Tiin did they use?  I'm sincerely hoping it's the Clone Wars sculpt with articulated legs, no gloves and intact horn.  That's a great figure, and this would prove to be a definitive version of the character.

Coleman Trebor seems to be in the dark.  Perhaps intentionally.  Only time will tell on this one.

Then there's the Stass Allie/Adi Gallia issue.  I think Adi Gallia is the seated one, and Stass Allie is standing.  This would be good since we already have a standing Adi Gallia, and I don't recall seeing Stass Allie actually in the Jedi Council chamber.  This is a wait and see situation for me.

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I'll be somewhat disappointed if this really is the Gunner Station Vader.  There's also the possibility it could be Vader from the Complete Galaxy set.

My choice for this Vader, had it been a rehash, would have been the CommTech Vader.  That's the Vader I've currently got in my TIE Fighter.  It's got softgoods all around, and his hands are even posed as if they're on the control yoke of his TIE Fighter.

Despite the saying, everything old is NOT new again.  It's still the same, old stuff.

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Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars Autographs
« on: May 29, 2004, 11:19 PM »
Here's my updated list of autographed photos.  All of them are personalized unless otherwise noted.  I've listed them by movie, and in the case of some of the OT characters, it's when the scene they appeared in was shot.

THE PHANTOM MENACE
2 x Darth Maul - Ray Park
Aurra Sing - Michonne Bourriague
Aurra Sing - Michonne Bourriague - Celebration 2
Rune Haako - Jerome Blake - Celebration 2
Mas Ammeda - Jerome Blake

ATTACK OF THE CLONES
Aayla Secura - Amy Allen
Aayla Secura Star Wars Insider Cover - Amy Allen
Luminara Unduli & Barriss Offee - Mary Oyaya & Nalini Krishan - Celebration 2
2 x Saesee Tiin - Jesse Jensen
Shaak Ti - Orli Shoshan
2 x Kit Fisto - Zach Jensen
Plo Koon - Matt Sloan
Jango Fett - Temeura Morrison (not personalized)
Jango Fett & Boba Fett - Temeura Morrison & Daniel Logan (not personalized)
Jango Fett & Boba Fett -  Daniel Logan (same photo as the one above, but personalized)
Clone Youth - Daniel Logan
Taun We - Rena Owen
Beru Whitesun - Bonnie Piesse - Celebration 2
Zam Wessel - Leanna Walsman


A NEW HOPE
Princess Leia Organa - Carrie Fisher - Celebration 2 (Yavin IV Command Center)
Owen Lars - Phil Brown (B&W, not personalized)
Owen Lars - Phil Brown - Celebration 2
Admiral Motti - Richard LeParmentier
Biggs Darklighter - Garrick Hagon - Celebration 2
Jek Porkins - William Hootkins - Celebration 2
Jawa - Rusty Goffe

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
Darth Vader, Lando Calrissian & Boba Fett - David Prowse, James Earl Jones & Jeremy Bulloch - Celebration 2 (Cloud City Detention Center)
Darth Vader - David Prowse (Darth Vader's holographic projection pad in his meditation chamber)
Chewbacca - Peter Mayhew (not personalized) - Celebration 2 (Echo Base, repairing the Millenium Falcon)
Chewbacca - Peter Mayhew (Millenium Falcon cargo bay, making more repairs)
R2-D2 - Kenny Baker - Celebration 2 (Dagobah)
General Riekkan - Bruce Boa -Celebration 2
Admiral Ozzel - Michael Sheard - Celebration 2
Admiral Piett - Ken Colley - Celebration 2
General Veers - Julian Glover - Celebration 2
Boba Fett - Jeremy Bulloch (Executor Bridge)
Lobot - John Hollis - Celebration 2

RETURN OF THE JEDI
Bossk & Boba Fett - Alan Harris & Jeremy Bulloch (Jabba's Palace)
Amanaman - Alise Berk
Lando Calrissian & Nien Numb - Billy Dee Williams & Mike Quinn -- Celebration 2 (Millenium Falcon cockpit)
Nien Numb - Mike Quinn
Wicket - Warwick Davis - Celebration 2
Rystall - Mercedes Ngoh

EXPANDED UNIVERSE
Mara Jade - Shannon McRandle

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Most Overdue
« on: May 29, 2004, 07:54 PM »
Limiting my choices to the OT:

A NEW HOPE

FIGURES
R5-D4
U-3PO
Owen Lars resculpt
Han Solo in Stormtrooper armor
Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper armor

VEHICLES
Lars Family speeder


THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

FIGURES
R5-M2
Bespin Guard (African American)

VEHICLES
Rebel Transport
Twin Pod Cloud Car


RETURN OF THE JEDI

FIGURES
Klaatu (Jabba's Palace)
Hermi Odle
Grey Leader
Luke Skywalker - Endor (resculpt)
Princess Leia - Endor (resculpt)

VEHICLES
Imperial Speeder Bike with new sculpt Biker Scout

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Middle Earth / Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
« on: May 25, 2004, 10:27 PM »
The bit in Jesse Falcon's article about the Balrog is pretty cool.  I might have to explore what NECA's got coming.

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Quote
UNCLE TED

Definition:  A bathroom user who seems to linger around forever.
Could spend extended lengths of time in front of the mirror or sitting
on the pot.  An UNCLE TED makes it difficult to relax while
on the crapper, as you should always wait to drop your load when
the bathroom is empty. This benefits you as well as the other
bathroom attendees.

We have a variation on an Uncle Ted at work.  The variation on it is even worse, in a way.  This guy doesn't hang out in the bathroom.  No, he makes it even worse by hanging around for WAY too long in the locker room for our gym.  CREEPY.

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Let's see....Oh yes!

Position:  Standing with the top of my head against a wall

Where:  In a bar

Status:  Inebriated


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Other Toy Lines / Re: Ghostbusters Figures!
« on: May 24, 2004, 11:50 AM »
I got to see these in person over the weekend.  NICE!   The Terror Dogs are very cool.  Stay Puft is just huge, but dang, Slimer actually glows!

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Skirmish at Carkoon 4-Pack
« on: May 24, 2004, 11:47 AM »
Is the Han really that decent though Nick?  It's looked really bad in images I've seen.

This is the first posts I've noticed of anyone finding this set...  I'll have to keep my eyes peeled.  Still unsure about buying it but if the Han's decent enough I'd bite.

The head sculpt appears to be the same as the POTJ Han Solo-Bespin Capture.  It's a reasonably good Han Solo, but it isn't worth $20.

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Other Collectibles / Re: Unleashed Again
« on: May 21, 2004, 09:59 AM »
Most Unleashed cards take a little bit of a beating out on the pegs.  I think the only way you'll get a really good carded sample is to pull it out of the case yourself.

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: May 21, 2004, 09:57 AM »
And I'll be, the Obi-Wan cloth robes actually look GOOD.

Funny, since we were just talking this afternoon about how he was too "poofy" looking.  Of course, that was the loose figure we were discussing.  I'm not real surprised to see that Obi-Wan looks a lot better packaged in the bubble, since the bubble squishes down his poofy cloth robe all nice and snug against him, which I agree looks much better.

But I still think he looks like a giant burnt marshmellow when he's loose.  Might have to find some of that glue folks use, to calm his cloak down just a tad.

I'm still not convinced on the Leia.  I think I need to see her up close and personal to pass final judgement.  Something about her just looks a little off to me.  We'll see.  Still better than most/all of the other ANH Leias though...

I think there might be a non-glue solution to this.  The answer?  A needle and thread.  It might be possible to strategically tie-down the robe to Obi-Wan's body using some thread.

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