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Revenge of the Sith / Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« on: June 24, 2005, 01:54 AM »
I was fortunate enough to pick one of these up tonight.  It's still in the car and I'm still at work, so I've yet to open it and give it a good looking over.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« on: June 23, 2005, 11:11 PM »
Got some blue Royal Guards, AT-TE Gunners and a 500th Vader today.  Pretty good day.

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Gentle Giant / Re: Gentle Giant Busts
« on: June 21, 2005, 03:44 PM »
I got mine straight from Gentle Giant and I believe this was one of the pieces that didn't have a COA included.

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The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: June 21, 2005, 02:43 PM »
I think as a rule Toy Biz is just bad all around.  Dare I say it, but I think with Marvel Legends "Legendary Riders" series, the line has jumped the shark.

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The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: June 21, 2005, 01:38 PM »
Buzz really is everything, isn't it?  Toy companies are fighting each other so hard in an effort to retain collectors attention and retailer's shelf space.  Chase figures are the way that they snag the collectors. 

As much as I dislike the concept of chase figures, I know that it helps keep the interest going strong.  Case in point.  McFarlane saw a tremendous upsurge in the popularity of their Sports Picks line.  Much of the interest that drove that line was the hunt for chase figures.  Initially McFarlane would offer zero or one chase figures per case.  As the line got hotter the number of chases in a 12 piece case went as high as four per case.  But around the time that started to happen, interest started to wane in the line.  Now McFarlane is going back to fewer chases.

As for the Fantastic Four, I think they'll offer a box set some time in the near future.  At the latest, they'll probably offer something like that in time for the holiday season.

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Gentle Giant / Re: Gentle Giant Busts
« on: June 21, 2005, 12:36 AM »
I love a bargain

relatively speaking, that is

Surprised it went so low.  An hour later someone pays $300 :o

That was the only older bust I really wanted.  I do want the red, blue and white clones, but I can live without them at that price.  And I can live without the first versions of the Vader and Yoda given new ones are on their way.  Another hole filled. 8)

Boba Fett was one hole in my mini-bust collection that was really bothering me.  Glad I got it finally at a show for a reasonable price.  Still, now I'm on the lookout for good values for the 1st Vader and Yoda along with the red Clone.  It never ends.  :-[

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS Deluxe Clone 3-pack
« on: June 18, 2005, 11:54 PM »
I found these last night.  The case was marked DLX WV 3 R1.5 or so.  It included:

1 x Clone 3-pack
2 x Crab Droids
1 x Spider Droid
1 x Yoda w/ Can-cell
1 x Vulture Droid

That's intresting. What color were the clones?

The rusty red version of the standing Clone Trooper.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS Deluxe Clone 3-pack
« on: June 18, 2005, 04:26 PM »
I found these last night.  The case was marked DLX WV 3 R1.5 or so.  It included:

1 x Clone 3-pack
2 x Crab Droids
1 x Spider Droid
1 x Yoda w/ Can-cell
1 x Vulture Droid

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« on: June 18, 2005, 04:20 PM »
Picked up 2 each of the following:

Commander Bacara
Anakin Skywalker - Battle Damage
R2-D2 - electronic sounds

Clone 3-pack with rusty Clone

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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: "Obi-Wan once thought like you do."
« on: June 17, 2005, 08:07 PM »
Padme explicitly said to Anakin that Obi-Wan wanted to help him/them.  I think that says it all right there.

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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Mustufar Beetle Things
« on: June 17, 2005, 08:05 PM »
They're in the establishing shots of Mustafar.

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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: ROTS 's PG-13 rating justified ?
« on: June 12, 2005, 10:37 AM »
Precisely.  The insinuation of what is about to happen in the Jedi Council chamber is extremely disturbing.  If you have a brain in your head you know what is about to happen.  It makes the whole thing that much more tragic.

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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 off...so 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.

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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.

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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.

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