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Other Collectibles / Re: Unleashed Discussion Thread
« on: December 7, 2003, 03:55 PM »
Blech, re-releases.  Oh well, save some money.

Alot of people had some trouble getting some of Unleashed, so re-releases aren't necessarily a bad thing.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A day that will forever..
« on: December 7, 2003, 02:39 PM »
Every December 7th, I always think of my Uncle who was stationed at the Army Barracks on Oahu that day.  He was strafed by Japanese planes along with many others that December day in 1941.  He then went on to fight in most of the Pacific campaign over the next 4+years.  I've asked him about it, and it seems that the memories are still very vivid.

If you're ever in Oahu, Hawaii, make sure to visit the Arizona memorial and pay your respects.  It's a real lesson in history.  As you stand on that mounment in Pearl Harbor, your standing astride the tomb of over 1,500 men who gave all.  Pay them their due respect, and never forget them.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Are you metrosexual?
« on: December 7, 2003, 02:20 PM »
11/50.  

"Possible future metrosexual? You're still masculine, but I will question it if you start wearing shirts with diagonal stripes."

I first heard about this phenomenon while I was listening to ESPN radio.  The morning show guys, Mike and Mike, seemed obsessed with the topic.  It's nice to know I still have a ways to go before I approach metrosexual status.  And if I lived in the sticks, my score would be even lower. Damn!

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Saga '02-'04 / Re:Wish Lists Time!!!
« on: December 7, 2003, 02:14 PM »
Let's see what wishes have been fulfilled for the Ewok King...

The Phantom Menace
Neimoidian Staff (with the microphone helmet thingy)

This is Tey How
The Empire Strikes Back
Admiral Ozzel

This one got confirmed for the Star Destroyer wave in the last official Hasbro update

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Wish Lists Time!!!
« on: December 7, 2003, 07:04 AM »
Let's see.  Included are some figures that are on some rumor lists.  I'm keeping them on my list until something official materializes from the Big H.

THE PHANTOM MENACE
MAIN CHARACTERS
-Super Articulate Qui-Gon Jinn - Theed Generator Duel
-Super Articulate Obi-Wan Kenobi - Theed Generator Duel
-Padme - Queen's Handmaiden Disguise
- 2 x Queen Amidala - Palpatine's apartment outfits (white and black outfits)
-Queen Amidala - Celebration Parade gown
NABOO
-Naboo Security Captain
-Naboo Royal Guard (more articulate version, alternate head)
GUNGANS
-Rep Teers - Gungan Council Member
SITH
-Super Articulate Darth Maul - Theed Generator Duel
-Darth Sidious and Darth Maul - Coruscant Balcony Screen Scene
-Darth Maul with Sith Infiltrator (MEDIUM VEHICLE)
TRADE FEDERATION
-Tey How - Droid Control Ship Pilot
-Daultay Dofine - Trade Federation Battleship Commander
-Pilot Battle Droid (blue markings)
-Holographic Nute Gunray
-Nute Gunray with Mechno Chair (DELUXE)
-Destroyer Droid with force field (DELUXE)
SENATE
-Sei Taria - Supreme Chancellor Valorum's aide
-TC-6 - Senate Protocol Droid
-Toonbuck Toora - Sy Myrth Senator
-Yarua - Wookiee Senator
BOONTA EVE CLASSIC POD RACE
-Mars Guo - Boonta Eve Pod Racer
-Elan Mak - Boonta Eve Pod Racer
-Boles Roor - Boonta Eve Pod Racer
-Dud Bolt - Boonta Eve Pod Racer
-Ebe Endecott - Boonta Eve Pod Racer
-Ratts Tyerell - Boonta Eve Pod Racer
-Ben Quadinaros - Boonta Eve Pod Racer
-Clegg Holdfast - Boonta Eve Pod Racer
-R2-G2 - Pod Race Pit Astromech
-R5-X2 - Jabba the Hutt's Oddsmaking Droid
MOS ESPA
-Gragra - Mos Espa Gorgmonger
-Kitster & Wald 2-pack


ATTACK OF THE CLONES
MAIN CHARACTERS
-Padme Amidala - Freighter Disguise
-Super articulate Obi-Wan Kenobi
-Super articulate Anakin Skywalker
JEDI
-Stass Allie - Jedi Knight
-Bultar Swan - Jedi Knight
-Agen Kolar - Jedi Knight
-Joclad Danva - Jedi Knight
-Sora Bulq - Weeqay Jedi Master
-Liam & other Jedi padawan 2-pack - Lightsaber training
ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC
-Clone Trooper Sergeant (green markings)
-Clone Trooper - Kamino Fatigues
-Clone Youth - Kamino (with helmet and learning station)
-Clone Trooper Commander with Forward Command Position (DELUXE)
SENATE
-Onaconda Farr - Rodian Senator
-Ask Aak - Malastare Senator
SEPERATISTS
-Tikkes - Quarren Seperatist
-Po Nudo - Aqualish Seperatist
-Sun Fac - Poggle the Lesser's Aide
-Geonosian with Sonic Cannon   (DELUXE)
-Battle Droid Commander - Battle Of Geonosis
TATOOINE
-Cliegg Lars with Hoverchair
-Beru Whitesun
-Owen Lars


A NEW HOPE
MAIN CHARACTERS
-Luke Skywalker - Death Star Escape
-Obi-Wan Kenobi - Mos Eisley Cantina
-Han Solo - Rebel Medal Ceremony
-Chewbacca - Detention Block with binders & rifle
-Han Solo - Stormtrooper Disguise
-Luke Skywalker - Stormtrooper Disguise
TATOOINE
-Owen Lars
-RA-7 Droid - Jawa Sandcrawler
-WED Droid - Jawa Sandcrawler
-R5-D4 - Jawa Sandcrawler
-LIN Mining Droid - Jawa Sandcrawler
-CZ-3 - Mos Eisley
-Hem Dazon - Arcona
-Bom Vimdim - Mos Eisley Cantina
-Feltipern Trevagg - Mos Eisley Cantina
-Dannik Jeriko - Mos Eisly Cantina
-Banniss Keeg - Duros
-Melas
IMPERIALS
-R2-Q2 - Tantive IV Astromech
-General Tagge
-Commander Praji - Stormtrooper Officer (black tunic)
-Chief Bast - Grand Moff Tarkin's Aide
-Colonel Wulf Vularen - Imperial Security Bureau
-Scanning Trooper - Docking Bay 327
REBELS
-Garven Dreis - Red Leader
-Wedge Antilles - Red 2 with removable helmet, blaster, holster, etc
-Biggs Darklighter - Red 3 with removable helmet, etc
-John D - Red 4
-Davish Krail - Gold 5
-Commander Vanden Willard - Yavin IV Rebel Officer

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
MAIN CHARACTERS
-Spirit of Obi-Wan Kenobi - Hoth
-Luke Skywalker - Dagobah Training
-Yoda - Dagobah Training
-Super-articulate Darth Vader - Cloud City Duel
-Super-articulate Luke Skywalker - Cloud City Duel
-Deluxe Han Solo - Bespin Torture
-Deluxe Han Solo - Carbonite (Han in pre-carbonite clothes, with binders & clear plastic peg to make carbonite block "float")
REBELS
-Torryn Farr - Echo Base Communications Officer
-Major Bren Derlin - Echo Base Hangar Officer
-Zev Senesca - Rogue 2
-Wedge Antilles - Rogue 3 Snowspeeder Pilot
-R5-M2 - Echo base Astromech Droid
BOUNTY HUNTERS
-4-LOM (much needed resculpt)
-Zuckuss (much needed resculpt)
IMPERIALS
-Captain Lorth Needa - Star Destroyer Avenger Captain
-General Maximillian Veers (with holographic Darth Vader)
-Imperial Officer (grey tunic)
-Star Destroyer Bridge Technician
-Holographic Emporer Palpatine
CLOUD CITY
-Cloud Car Pilot
-Bespin Guard (African American)
-Lando Calrissian - Cloud City Escape minus cape


RETURN OF THE JEDI
MAIN CHARACTERS
-C-3PO - Jabba's Palace (with green goo)
-Boussh (resculpt)
-Han Solo - Jabba's Palace
-Spirit of Obi-wan Kenobi - Dagobah
-Yoda - Dagobah revelation
-Luke Skywalker - Darth Vader's Prisoner
-Luke Skywalker - Endor gear
-Princess Leia Organa - Endor gear
-General Lando Calrissian
JABBA'S PALACE / SAIL BARGE
-Hermi Odle - Jabba's Palace
-Sergeant Doallyn
-Ak Rev - Weequay Drummer
-Bane Malar - Jabba's Palace Bounty Hunter
-Cane Adiss - Jabba's Palace
-Garon Nas Tal - Jabba's Palace
-Geezum - Jabba's Palace
-Klaatu - Jabba's Palace
-Weequay - Skiff Master
REBELS
-General Crix Madine
-Mon Mothma (resculpt)
-Kedin Yuru - Grey Leader
IMPERIALS
-Moff Jerjerrod
-Sim Aloo - Imperial Dignitary
-Sate Pestage - Imperial Dignitary
-Scout Trooper with Speeder Bike (DELUXE)
-Emporer Palpatine - Throne Room with Throne (DELUXE)
EWOKS
-Chief Chirpa - Ewok Chief
-Lumat
-Warok
-Romba


CLONE WARS
SEPERATISTS
-Darth Sidious - Holograph with walking projector
-IG Droid with Swoop Bike(Deluxe)
ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC
-Clone Trooper Lancer Trooper with Speeder Bike (DELUXE)
-Obi-Wan Kenobi in armor with Speeder Bike (DELUXE)



That's all I can think of for now

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: December 5, 2003, 06:23 PM »
Cake, Comfort Eagle


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Saga '02-'04 / Re: SAGA Drying Up Again?
« on: December 5, 2003, 06:13 PM »
Hey Nick, you can talk all you want about New Jersey stores and finds at  your NJ site, but I think if you're finding stuff in NY, and NYC, you should share with us too.

It is just so typical of people from NJ to benefit from NYC, and do nothing to support New Yorkers!

(I'm joking.  I grew up in NJ!)

I think it would be cool to do that. We are a pretty small community over here, so I don't think it would do any damage.

I can understand your reasoning behind keeping your info exclusive, but it still seems kind of elitist. Obviously its your prerogative, but aren't you also a member of this community?

Don't take this personally, I'm just looking at it from the other side of the fence.  :-\

And just for some lighthearted fun, here's you!!! :P



(Hopefully you've seen that Simpsons episode, and get the joke :D)

The intention behind it isn't elitist in the least.  It's more of a rewards based system.  Basically, it asks you to contribute reports in order to access them.

As for my contributions to this community, I think it's everyone's perogative to decide what they will and will not contribute in a given forum.  And I just prefer to keep that kind of info local.  Not a slight against anyone, just the way I prefer to do things.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: SAGA Drying Up Again?
« on: December 5, 2003, 10:29 AM »
I know where Bayonne is.  I'm in the North Jersey area.  Also, I see you've rejoined.  

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: SAGA Drying Up Again?
« on: December 4, 2003, 05:59 PM »
Hey Nicklab, which stores were you checking? I just went to TRU Times Square on my lunch break, and I didn't find anything new. And Union Square seems like a lost cause. I don't think I've ever found anything there.

Sorry Lando, I only share that kind of info at the NJSWCC.  It's a local New Jersey thing I'm part of.

However, during the late summer, I was going to the Times Square store somewhat often.  Several times I did okay there, so it might be worth checking back.  It is, after all, the flagship store of the chain, and they get a lot of the good stuff.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: December 4, 2003, 05:02 AM »
This morning, Lateralus by TOOL

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: RUMORS FOR 2004!!!!!!
« on: December 4, 2003, 04:59 AM »
I think there are some VERY SLIGHT differences between the two.  The one on the Tantive IV, U-3PO has the duller finish of the two.  Also, the fabric in the droid's midsection that the wires run over is black.  On E-3PO, I think the finish might be shinier, and the midsection fabric is more of a tan or beige.  That's the way I recall it, anyway.

As for celebrating Life Day, I've got a copy of the Holiday Special.  I just don't know if I can bare to sit through it.   :P

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The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: December 3, 2003, 05:19 PM »
I'm running into a real estate problem too, so you're not alone.  With the X-Men, I actually feel pretty strong about displaying them with the bases.  Especially since Gambit, Magneto, Colossus and Sabertooth all come with the various sections of a smashed Sentinel.

As for the rest, I decide on a case by case basis to display with or without the base.  The Human Torch is one I definitely would not want to display without the base.  He's a lot more "in-character" with his base rather than without it.  Doctor Doom is another I prefer to display with the base, but moreso because I like that base a lot more than some of the others.  The same goes for Thor.  A lot of the other bases are non-descript enough that I don't really mind displaying them without their bases.

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The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: December 3, 2003, 05:11 PM »
I guess I left him because there were three of him.  I figure I'll get him some other time.  Anyway, I didn't see Blade or the Red Skull there either.

Now I'm wondering what I'm doing online, and not opening these figures?!

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: SAGA Drying Up Again?
« on: December 3, 2003, 04:44 PM »
Stuffs been hitting like crazy in the NY area.  Including the new Ultra figures at just about every TRU I've been to in the past couple of days.  And Target's been getting the latest SAGA wave in pretty decent quantity.  It might just be a regional thing for you.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: RUMORS FOR 2004!!!!!!
« on: December 3, 2003, 04:41 PM »
http://www.tradefederation.net/

My pal Jimmy has come up with some more scoops and looks to have taken back the reins of the Trade Federation

Anyway...looks like he's got some more possible figures...

Luke Endor
E3-P0
Cloud Car pilot
Bespin Leia
Ewok (we assume Chief Chirpa as mentioned before)
Death Star Trooper (although listed as "officer")
C3-P0 with knee articulation
Luke in robes from medical frigate

Stay tuned Rumor fans! And good luck with the site Jimmy ;)

It's nice to see Jimmy back in the saddle again, and with some fresh news.  However, I always get confused with which protocol droid E-3PO is.  Is it the silver one from A New Hope or the silver one from The Empire Strikes Back?

An endor Luke is certainly overdue.  Nice to see that in there.  And while I think that Medical Frigate Luke is somethign we've never seen, it does seem a little boring.  It also has the potential to bring us back to that dreaded land of too many Lukes!

Oh, and I dig the avatar Scott.  Nice to see you in the Holiday Special spirit! ;D

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