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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: ROTS 's PG-13 rating justified ?
« on: June 11, 2005, 05:48 PM »
I certainly find the rating justified. 

First off, the way Dooku's hands are cut deliberate.  It's slow and borderline malicious compared with some of the other scenes where we've seen people lose limbs to lightsabers.  The beheading makes it that much worse.

Then the younglings.  Killing children, or even the implication of it is hard to take.  I know the movie is not reality, and I've seen it 4 times, but I still shudder every time I see Anakin ignite his lightsaber in the Jedi Council Chamber.

Finally, the immolation.  It seems far too realistic and it's easily the most disturbing image of the entire saga.  Watching even the illusion of someone burning alive is not for the faint of heart.

I definitely think that those items alone are enough justification for the PG-13 rating.

The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: June 10, 2005, 08:16 PM »
The large figure builder concept is certainly cool.  But I also feel somewhat put upon by that situation.  I don't think I would've bought Dr. Strange if he didn't have part of Galactus in the blister with him.

Other Toy Lines / Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« on: June 10, 2005, 08:14 PM »
Brent, you scored a Nets Doctor J?  If you score another I would definitely consider trading my She-Hulk to you.

The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: June 10, 2005, 02:33 PM »
Is Toy Biz actually advertising the Angel variant as an X-Factor version?  Because it certainly isn't Angel from X-Factor.  That costume dates back to before Giant Size X-Men, the book that introduced the new team with Nightcrawler, Wolverine, Colossus et al.

As for variants, I'm still hunting for some of them.  Namely mohawk Storm, Dark Phoenix and phasing Vision.  If I come across them at a show for a decent price I may buy them, but my interest is fading in Marvel Legends.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Salsa. Mild, medium or hot?
« on: June 9, 2005, 11:52 PM »
I actually like to be able to enjoy and taste my food, so I go with medium.  I've had enough of the macho BS deal with seeing who can take the hottest hot sauce or salsa.  Been there, done that.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Birthday, Les!
« on: June 9, 2005, 11:49 PM »
That cheap old bastard is still alive and kicking?  Someone needs to rob his house of the hundreds of guitars that are in that place.  ;D

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: What the hell are they riding?
« on: June 9, 2005, 07:10 PM »
Felucia seems to be chock full of easter eggs.  You've got Clone Troopers riding anything that will move, in fact.  There's AT-TE's, AT-AP's, walker transports, Swamp Speeders and now yes, slugs.  :P

Other Collectibles / Re: Attakus Star Wars Dioramas
« on: June 9, 2005, 06:34 PM »
I clicked on one of the links earlier, and it looked as though the site had been hacked.  Hmmmm.

Other Collectibles / Re: Master Replicas: Mini-sabers
« on: June 9, 2005, 04:40 PM »
Qui-Gonn's would be cool, what about getting all four of General Grevious, or even the Darth Maul intact?

Sign up for the MR Collector's Society and you get the full Maul .45.  As for Grievous, they were all generic sabers so I'm not sure how much I'd want them.

I spoke with someone at MR and they stated that since Grievous takes his lightsabers from the Jedi he kills, they probably won't be making any Grievous lightsabers.  In fact, if you look at some of the lightsabers he uses in the duel with Obi-Wan, one looks just like Obi-Wan's, and one of the green ones is almost identical to Anakin's lightsaber.

Other Collectibles / Re: Attakus Star Wars Dioramas
« on: June 9, 2005, 04:37 PM »
Drat!  Do you have to be a  member of the Attakus forums to view this stuff?  What's better is that there's no indication of how to join said forums.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Target Exclusive Clone Trooper
« on: June 9, 2005, 04:26 PM »
I saw a number of these at Wizard World last weekend.  They ranged from $20 - $30.  Thanks, I got my fill.  :)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: June 9, 2005, 02:59 PM »

What do you think of it so far, Scott?  I bought it but haven't listened to it yet.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« on: June 9, 2005, 01:32 PM »
Bought the Spider Droid today.  Pretty cool!

Gentle Giant / Re: Gentle Giant Busts
« on: June 9, 2005, 12:44 PM »
So here i am , wondering how to get some of the older busts, I hear ppl talking that the Fett mini bust is going for $200+ but at GG site you can order it for i think $55?
Is this still possible? or is it a case of them not updating their site, even still i cant order it yet cause they dont ship outside US and Canada

I tried the same thing on a number of occassions JUST IN CASE.  The story is that Gentle Giant simply needs to update their website.  It's annoying.

And let me state that yes, the Boba Fett mini-bust is currently going for about $200 US.  I just paid that over the weekend for one that I purchased at a convention.  Jango Fett seems to be a little less expensive in some cases, even though the limited edition size for that piece was smaller than that of Boba Fett.  Strange!

On another note, I'm somewhat surprised that Gentle Giant hasn't announced an exclusive mini-bust for the summer convention season.  I saw the announcement for the silver Jango Fett Bust Up, but traditionally GG has offered an exclusive mini-bust at the summer cons for the past couple of years.  I have to wonder if they feel that the Sandtrooper Corporal filled that role, and that as a result they won't be offering a mini-bust at Comic Con or at Wizard World Chicago.

Updated as of 06.05.05

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