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The bases look cool and so do the paint jobs.  I hope the production paintjobs look better than the Lava Reflection Vader's did.

Is the price high?  Yes.  Will I buy them?  Yeah.  The line is only going to have legs for so long, so I'm going to get them while the getting is good.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Obi-Wan's Blue Jedi Starfighter
« on: July 12, 2005, 10:54 PM »


And a nice Orange version for Saesee Tiin too!

Keep 'em coming, Hasbro!   ::)

Only if we get him in that cool armor, too!  ;D

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Good news in the form of an email I got today:

Dear Friend:


This is a big thank you to all 1.5 million of you who joined together as ONE to do something extraordinary.

From the 500,000 letters you sent to President Bush to Live 8 in Philadelphia to the G8 Summit in Gleneagles, you called on eight men to do more to fight global AIDS and extreme poverty, and they heard your call. In Scotland this past Friday, overcoming the shadow of a tragic day in London, President Bush joined G8 leaders in an unprecedented deal to cancel debts and double aid to Africa.

For African nations fighting poverty and corruption, this means a $25 billion increase in aid and wiping out 100% of their debts. With this funding, Africa can halve deaths from malaria, put millions of children into school, and 10 million people across the world will have access to lifesaving AIDS drugs. Behind each of these numbers is one person, one life that will be changed forever.

For the first time ever, everyday Americans like you joined together to take a seat at the negotiating table, asking the world's most powerful leaders to do more to help the world's poorest people. Because you signed the ONE Declaration, wore the white band and forwarded emails to friends about ONE, you made a huge step toward making poverty history.  We've come so far and still have far to go. 

Keep the momentum going, email 3 friends about ONE today.

This agreement is a real victory for Africa - but promises made of words will only become promises for a generation if we keep watching, asking and acting. Much more needs to be done in Washington DC to turn these commitments into lifesaving programs, and the world must take new steps to make trade fair. More meetings will take place this year in New York and Hong Kong where a comprehensive debt-aid-trade deal can be reached and end global AIDS and extreme poverty in our time.   

We can be that great generation. As ONE, let's keep up the positive pressure and make 2005 the year we joined together to make history.

Thank you,

The ONE Team

P.S. You can learn more about the details of the G8 deal by checking out the ONE.ORG G8 page.

5824
Revenge of the Sith / Re: TRU Exclusive Clones!
« on: July 11, 2005, 07:02 PM »
I'm gonna wait to say anything about these.  I figure they'll most likely be shown at Comic Con and THEN I'll have something to say.

And Nick covers a lot of toy shows and stuff so we'll wait to see what he's got to say about these.

I'm not going to respond to this other than to say please read my signature line.  Have a nice day!  ;D

     Nicklab

Sweet, I'll just wait for your next toy show review so I can finally form a valid opinion about whatever they're showing there, because I don't have the credentials to do it myself.

So did you happen to see my byline on this article?  Oh wait, I saw you repeat some of the text almost verbatim in another thread.   ;D

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« on: July 11, 2005, 11:49 AM »
That is a cool idea.  I think many of us thought how cool that would be for the longest time.   It's just to bad that they are all rehashes.  I think many would have liked to have seen a new Zuckuss and 4-LOM. 

Rebelscum (through another site) had just recently mentioned rumors of other battle packs as well. 

1) Hoth Themed - Veers, Probot, and 3 snowtroopers.

2) Jedi Tempe Raid - Anakin (#2), Clone Pilot, and 3 of the blue Clonetroopers.  Why they would put a Clone Pilot in that set is beyond me? 

They did say it was just a rumor though.  So, who knows?  Find out at the SDCC I suppose.

Real deal.  I was holding back on this story, but it got out through a friend of mine at JTA.  Curto glommed off of that.  I reported the whole thing here.  Images to follow.  SOON.

5826
Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Explosions rock London.
« on: July 9, 2005, 08:11 PM »
I have to agree that turning this into a political discussion is a disservice to the victims of this attrocity.  I used to work with people who used the King's Cross train station every day and I'm genuinely concerned for their wellbeing.

Turning this discussion into what the roots of terrorism are that led to this attack would be a very circular and short discussion.  It might be wiser and more beneficial to ask people to do what they can for the victims and in the same breath ask that they take their own time to look into the topic.  Message boards are not always the best sources of history and information.

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Middle Earth / Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
« on: July 9, 2005, 02:50 PM »
Check out Suncoast and Toys R Us.  I've seen them quite a bit at those two chains over the past week.

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Middle Earth / Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
« on: July 9, 2005, 11:18 AM »
I also found a preorder on Toywiz.com for a set of TTT wave 5 for $39.99, so I ordered myself a set, just in case I don't find that Uruk-Hai and Wal-Mart decides they don't want to carry the mix cases that pull my ass out of the fire anymore.

Save yourself (and indirectly me) some grief and don't do business with ToyWiz.com.  They ARE in fact scalpers.  They operate in the next town over from me, and they constantly have guys running around to the local TRU's, WalMart's and Target's to buy product there for resale to you on the internet at astronomical prices.  I've seen them out too many times hoarding new products and exclusives.  They even did that at Midnight Madness.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: EP3 Clonetroopers
« on: July 9, 2005, 11:12 AM »
Cool repaints.  I get the feeling  ;) that more Clone repaints could be just around the corner.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Hasbro at San Diego Comic-Con 2005
« on: July 9, 2005, 11:08 AM »
Matt. get loud about Unleashed.  The line deserves the volume you can generate.   ;D

Here are some of the character ideas I came up with in an effort to give Hasbro some Unleashed food for thought.  I even came up with an idea for 2-packs that would probably sell for $24.99 or so.  Anyway, here are the Unleashed figure ideas:

 THE PHANTOM MENACE
Qui-Gon Jinn
Destroyer Droid
Obi-Wan Kenobi VS Darth Maul 2-Pack
Queen Amidala


 ATTACK OF THE CLONES
Zam Wessel
Kit Fisto
Ki-Adi Mundi
Plo Koon
more Clone Troopers

 REVENGE OF THE SITH
Mace Windu VS Palpatine 2-Pack
Anakin Skywalker VS Count Dooku 2-Pack
Obi-Wan Kenobi VS General Grievous 2-Pack
Tarfful
Wookiee Warriors
Darth Vader on operating table
and more Clone Troopers

 A NEW HOPE
Ben Kenobi VS Darth Vader 2-Pack
Princess Leia 2 (Death Star Escape)
Sandtrooper
C-3PO and R2-D2 2-Pack
Greedo

 THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
Wampa
Luke Skywalker - Wampa cave
Yoda on Dagobah
Luke on Bespin
Han Solo in Carbonite
Boba Fett 2
Dengar
Zuckuss
4-LOM
Lando Calrissian

 RETURN OF THE JEDI
Jabba the Hutt
Luke Skywalker VS Darth Vader 2-Pack
Emporer's Royal Guard
Biker Scout on Speeder bike
Lando in Skiff Guard disguise

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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Which Clone is Commander Bly?
« on: July 9, 2005, 01:12 AM »
Nicklab, which one is Bly again?   :-*  Just clownin'.   :-X

Whatever dude.  The reason for the back and forth on this was because there were too many bits of conflicting information from Lucasfilm floating around regarding the character.  The Databank is as close to canon as you're going to get and I'm content with that as a reasonable explanation.

The interesting thing that was revealed in the Commander Bly databank entry was the Behind the scenes page.  It finally explained why the Official Site's Cargo Bay has the Clone Commander, figure #33, listed as Commander Bly by posting this image:


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Other Collectibles / Re: Unleashed Again
« on: July 6, 2005, 11:41 AM »
It almost looks like Hasbro took a page out of the McFarlane Sports Picks playbook when they came up with this wave.  Each piece seems to be a modified version of the previous releases.

The Shocktrooper seems like the best one, IMO.  It's got enough differences to be pretty cool.  Han is good, too.  Especially the base, but the clincher for me is that the head sculpt looks excellent.

Chewie seems to be the problem child of Unleashed.  Fur, flying or otherwise,  just doesn't translate well in this medium.  Even Gentle Giant had trouble with Chewbacca, and their sculptors and manufacturing process are signifigantly better.  Oh well.

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Middle Earth / Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
« on: July 2, 2005, 05:03 PM »
Managed to score an aged Theoden and Balrog battle Gandalf today.  This line keeps getting better!  Now I just need to find the Battle Cry Uruk Hai.

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: Much Needed Resculpts
« on: July 2, 2005, 12:01 PM »
Well, I like your ideas.  I would add in a new Sio Bibble to the EPI basic figure mix along with resculpts of the Naboo Guards.

For the VOTC, I don't think a Battle Droid is a good idea.  $10 is just too much for this army-builder.  Not that your ideas are bad, but here's my VPTC list -

TPM

Qui Gon Jinn
Obi Wan Kenobi
Darth Maul
Nute Gunray


AOTC

Jango Fett
Padme Amidala (Arena)
C3PO
Count Dooku

ROTS

General Grievous
Anakin Skywalker
Emperor Palpatine
Mace Windu

 :P

I really like your lineup, Chewie.  I'd change 2 things.  Replace Nute Gunray with a Destroyer Droid, and C-3PO with a Clone Trooper.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« on: July 2, 2005, 11:01 AM »
Before I got into the line, er, knew better, I actually found a Bruins Bourque and gave it to a friend at cost.  Ducks Kariya, too.  I still kick myself over those.

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