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I bought it.  I'm probably never going to open it, but I really liked the packaging and the paintjob is a little bit different.  I think they should have put the CommTech Vader in if they were going to use an old figure, but not everything is going to be perfect.

As for the Y-Wing, I'll definitely be buying 2 - 3 of those.  It's always been one of my favorite ships.  I think I have 3 POTF2 Y-Wings plus one vintage one.  Gotta fill out Gold Squadron with at least 2 more.  But the pilot definitely looks lame.  At least we got a real Gold Leader figure in the SAGA line.

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Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Animated Wave 3 (and beyond)?
« on: July 26, 2004, 02:54 PM »
Obi-Wan in armor is one that they've got to do!  I'd also like to see an IG Lancer Droid and Padme in her Ilum outfit.

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Hasbro's SDCC Q&A Session
« on: July 26, 2004, 01:28 AM »
In a way, I think Hasbro is catering to the collector market, but not quite in the way that many collectors would like.  You see, there's a saying that goes back some ways, "Beware what you wish for, you may get it".

Well, I can recall seeing cries throughout the collecting community for YEARS to go back to a vintage style look for the Star Wars line.  And in some circles, I have seen more outcry for a packaging look that would inspire the nostalgia of the vintage period.  Well, here we are now in the OTC era, with packaging that looks much like that of the vintage line.  And you know what?  Hasbro is selling us packaging, and not new figures.  The new figures are relatively scarce in this period, and I have to wonder if Hasbro thinks that they can satisfy the market in one respect (vintage style packaging) and not give a rat's patoot about the product in that package.

This reallly makes me think that Hasbro might just be taking advantage of the everpresent carded collector.  They are collecting the packaged product and not necessarily the product inside that package.  This turn of events does not bode well for the loose collector.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: "Borat" punks Oklahoma City politicians
« on: July 25, 2004, 08:37 PM »
Borat is just one of Ali G's characters.  I think the Borat segments are usually the best part of every Alig Show episode.

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Collector's Tips / Re: Storing Loose Figs
« on: July 25, 2004, 08:19 PM »
Some of the cases I use can be seen here.  The compartments are big enought to hold most 3-3/4" figures.  In some cases, I can get 2 - 3 figures in each compartment.



They're a little pricey at $9.99 each, but I like them a lot.

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Hasbro's SDCC Q&A Session
« on: July 25, 2004, 08:05 PM »
The stats I've seen cited time and again are something like this:

Non-movie years:  Collectors make up 75 % of the market

Movie Years:  Collectors make up less than half of the market

Obviously, the lightsabers have been a big hit with kids.   They sell consistantly, and even the big-box retailers who aren't ordering much if any Star Wars always seem to have these in stock.

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Hasbro's SDCC Q&A Session
« on: July 25, 2004, 07:37 PM »
well, that just goes to show you why the whole line is so f**ked up. why don't they hire people who actually know these movies to work on these toy lines... wouldn't that at least make a little bit of sense? personally, i don't know any 5 year olds that hold down there own jobs (outside of the ones that appartently paint these figures for hasbro) so i can't understand the emphasis on "kids" keeping the line alive. even when the kids are buying these toys - which is not often, as has already been pointed out - it's still the adults who are paying the bills. hearing things like this almost make me wanna quit collecting.

I've seen a decent degree of turnover at Hasbro since I've been covering the Hasbro Star Wars lines.  People have moved from one project to another, and some are bigger fans than others.  Some of the designers are old-timers, going as far back as the '70's with Kenner, while others are pretty new to the line.  

The tough thing that we have to deal with as passionate collectors is that Hasbro deals with the line somewhat dispassionately from a business standpoint.  While some things might make perfect sense to us, it may not be the best thing for Hasbro to do financially.  I hope that they get it right more often than they're going to get it wrong.  Unfortunately, a lot of the OTC line is getting it wrong.  In fact, a lot of it seems mailed in, as if the budget for Star Wars in 2004 got cut by Hasbro.  So here's hoping for a better 2005.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: "Borat" punks Oklahoma City politicians
« on: July 25, 2004, 04:15 PM »
This is one of the funniest shows on tv.  If you saw what Borat was up to last week, you would die laughing!  He went to a wine tasting in North Carolina, and he was just chugging down a lot of wine.  Then he whipped out some photos of his  "sister" to show to the other guys at the wine tasting.  I can't believe they might have even shown that part.

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Gentle Giant / Re: Bust Ups!
« on: July 25, 2004, 04:08 PM »
series 1:
ceremonial luke
ceremonial han
princess leia
chewbacca
c-3po
yoda

series 2:
darth sidious
darth vader
royal guard
stormtrooper
count dooku
darth maul

there's also a bounty hunter wave, but i don't think that's available for preorder just yet.


And add in the following:

-Spirits of the Rebellion 4-pack with Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia & C-3PO

-Glow in the dark Spirits of the Rebellion chase 4-pack with Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia & C-3PO

-Spirits of the Rebellion Yoda (Entertainment Earth exclusive)

-chase Princess Leia in the series 1 Bust-Ups assortment

-Stormtrooper arm & weapon variations in the series 2 Bust Ups assortment (as many as 6 or 8 combinations)

There is definitely a Bounty Hunter wave, as well as a Clone Trooper wave

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Other Toy Lines / Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« on: July 24, 2004, 12:08 AM »


This totally has to be based on that incredible catch Moss made last year.  That was one of the most incredible catches I've ever seen!

As for them going for mostly dark jerseys in the NFL line...I really haven't looked into it all that much, but it's possible that they're doing it.  However, I think the Steelers LB they're doing is wearing the white jersey in his regular version.

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Middle Earth / Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
« on: July 23, 2004, 11:56 PM »
I got the Fell Beast earlier in the week.  I've yet to open it, but the wingspan is supposed to be 32", so it's definitely going to take up a little bit of room.

The new pics look nice.  Galadriel look incredible!  The scene where Frodo offers her the One Ring is totally underrated, and amazingly Toy Biz did something really cool with it.

I like the Gil Galad figure a lot.  Thing is, how long do we even see him in the Prologue?  The shots are pretty quick!

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Here are mine....


SENATE
Sly Moore-Supreme Chancellor Palpatine's Aide
Padme Amidala-Senator (Palpatine's office garb)


JEDI
Joclad Danva
Bultar Swan


SEPERATISTS
Nute Gunray-Geonosis
Shu Mai


CLONE TROOPERS
Clone Trooper-Sergeant
Clone Trooper-Lieutenant
Clone Trooper-Cafeteria garb, no armor


TATOOINE
Cliegg Lars with hoverchair


Well, Since three of my choices got made (technically 4), here's my revised list:


SENATE
Sly Moore-Supreme Chancellor Palpatine's Aide
Padme Amidala-Senator (Palpatine's office garb)

JEDI
Joclad Danva
Bultar Swan
Jocasta Nu

CLONE TROOPERS
Clone Trooper-Sergeant - super posable
Clone Trooper-Cafeteria garb, no armor

TATOOINE
Cliegg Lars with hoverchair
Owen Lars
Beru Whitesun

As yet another figure comes off my list, here's my new, revised list:

SENATE
Padme Amidala-Senator (Palpatine's office garb)
Senator Ask Aak - Gran Senator

JEDI
Joclad Danva
Bultar Swan
Jocasta Nu

CLONE TROOPERS
Clone Trooper-Sergeant - super posable
Clone Trooper-Cafeteria garb, no armor

TATOOINE
Cliegg Lars with hoverchair
Owen Lars
Beru Whitesun

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Coruscant Wave
« on: July 23, 2004, 11:42 PM »
Very cool!  I'll always take a new Wookie, a new Jedi, and I've been hoping for a Sly Moore figure for a while.  I think I might be able to cross some of these off my wishlists now!

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Gentle Giant / Re: Bust Ups!
« on: July 23, 2004, 10:02 AM »
I can't believe this news:

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A little surprised that nobody had discovered it yet, the GGS team let it slip early Thursday that there are special chase sets currently mixed in with the some 5,000 Spirit of the Rebellion Bust-Ups allotted for Comic Con. Roughly 500 of the packs currently being sold to winning ticket holders are in fact "glow-in-the-dark" variants. There are no limits to the number of Bust-Up sets fans can buy at the show, but you do need one winning raffle ticket per set. There are no markings on the boxes to indicate which version is inside, the only way to know for sure is to bust them out.

Drat and double drat!

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Gentle Giant / Re: Bust Ups!
« on: July 23, 2004, 12:53 AM »
I have the blue Clone Trooper bust up, and it's a little over 2 inches tall.

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