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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Wave 4 Battle of Yarvin
« on: September 28, 2003, 02:18 PM »
Well, Captain Antilles and General Dodonna have been confirmed for some time.  I think Dodonna may very well wind up as an Ultra figure, with a tactical display accessory.

As for the rest of the wave, we could see Red Leader hopefully.  I think a new TIE Pilot isn't inconceivable, either.  Perhaps this is also a chance to get General Tagge, at long last.  I also think a Motti reissue is a possibility, as is a new sculpt of Tarkin.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Root Beer
« on: September 26, 2003, 11:04 PM »
I like Boylan's root beer, and also Stewart's.  Both of them are pretty good.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: New Hasbro Jabba Palace Announcement!!!
« on: September 26, 2003, 11:03 PM »
If I might add...I'm genuinely surprised to see the holographic Luke on the list.  I think I might've mentioned it on a wishlist at some point.  I didn't think it would actually happen!

Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: ANIMATED cartoon CW figures coming?
« on: September 26, 2003, 04:29 PM »
as long as they don't go too nutty with these, I won't go postal.   :P

Saga '02-'04 / Re: 6 Deluxe heading our way 2004
« on: September 26, 2003, 04:23 PM »
Well, I think it's kind of cool that the "Ultra" line is getting some much needed attention.  I mean, just these alone....

ULTRA FIGURES 7items, available Spring 2004
___  General Rieekan with tactical plot
___  Wampa with tauntaun bone & base
___  C-3PO with escape pod
___  Jabba the Hutt
___  B'ommar Monk, Bubo & Wol Cabbashite 3-Pack
___  tba
___  tba

...are pretty cool!  I've got to wonder what the remaining two will be.  I think Dodonna with a tactical plot and Vader with meditation chamber might be right on the mark.  I guess we have to wait and see!

Thanks!  Is it me, or does that site take forever and a day to load?

Saga '02-'04 / Re: New Hasbro Jabba Palace Announcement!!!
« on: September 26, 2003, 03:47 PM »
I'm pretty happy with the announcements.  Some decent holes in the OT creatures and characters are finally getting filled with the 2004 line.  How they come out is certainly a concern, but the way the line has improved over the past three years gives me hope that they'll be decent.

As for some things not making the list?  I think you still need to chock it up to patience.  Some items need to be held for some measure of time just to maintain interest in the line as it moves forward.  I think we'll eventually get characters like Hermi Odle, and Hem Dazon, etc.  It seems more like a matter of when, rather than if.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: OCB = Dad^2
« on: September 26, 2003, 03:15 PM »
Congrats OCB and family!  

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: New Line has license for 'The Hobbit'
« on: September 26, 2003, 03:14 PM »
Ian Holm's not too old to dismiss as a younger Bilbo.  He looked okay in the Prologue of Fellowship.  Who's to say he couldn't do The Hobbit as well.  

As for a director, I wouldn't want anyone except Peter Jackson to do it.  It seems that he wants to make King Kong first, thought.

Can you link to the article?  It looks like there was a link in there to a prototype pic.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: 6 Deluxe heading our way 2004
« on: September 26, 2003, 02:59 PM »
So, what do you guys think of the new Ultra set including B'Ommar Monk, Bubo & Wol Cabbashite that was announced today?  I guess Ultra figures is the new name for Deluxe, huh?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 8.0 Earthquake in Japan!
« on: September 25, 2003, 08:12 PM »
Luckily it wasn't during rush hour.  Right now, it's about 9 AM in Japan, and the quake was several hours earlier.

Now there's tsunami warnings all over the Japanese coast, and around the northern Pacific rim.

Other Toy Lines / Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« on: September 25, 2003, 08:10 PM »
What was the rest of the case like Morg?   And btw, some nice pieces in that case you got.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: 6 Deluxe heading our way 2004
« on: September 25, 2003, 03:07 PM »
Actually, there will be seven Deluxe figures for 2004.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Hold the phone--"Deluxe" Rieekan?
« on: September 24, 2003, 10:25 PM »
Hasbro stated in Chicago that Rieekan would be a Deluxe figure.  He and the Wampa are the two deluxe items from the Hoth wave.

And after seeing the figure and the tactical plot in person, I can personally vouch that it wouldn't really be a good fit on a biasic figure card.

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