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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Eopie - ROTS style
« on: April 15, 2005, 08:23 PM »
I can't see this piece being released until well after the movie has been out in theaters.  I think if anything it would be part of the 2006 assortment.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« on: April 15, 2005, 03:28 AM »
Got the Obi-Wan VS Magna Droid Battle Arena today.  This Obi-Wan Kenobi is probably the best likeness of Ewan McGregor that Hasbro has ever made.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How many of us are musicians?
« on: April 15, 2005, 03:03 AM »
My band has just launched some songs online for all to hear. Check them out at our Myspace page.

Modern Trading / WTD: GG Darth Vader bust, Clone Captain bust
« on: April 15, 2005, 02:50 AM »
Here are some things I'm looking to trade.  These items are all trade only.

Gentle Giant Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper Disguise mini-bust
Toy Fair Darth Vader
ROTS Clone Trooper mini-bust - PENDING DELIVERY TO ME

Gentle Giant Darth Vader mini-bust(1st edition, not 2005 version)
Gentle Giant Deluxe Clone Trooper mini-bust- Red Version

PM me if you're interested.  Thanks!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Creepy Collecter/Scalper Sightings
« on: April 13, 2005, 05:33 PM »
Is that a touque or something?  ;D

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Creepy Collecter/Scalper Sightings
« on: April 13, 2005, 05:00 PM »
I've had guys ask me "which figures are shortpacked?" many times before.  Some are known Hot Wheels eBay dealers and I almost NEVER see them buy Star Wars.  I just play dumb and say I don't know.

There was one guy in my area who used to run in the aisles at store openings.  One time I was walking ahead of him at a normal pace, and he was almost stepping on my heels.  This same guy was also known for elbowing people while they were trying to get figures off the pegs, and even snatched a figure out of a kids hand once.

It's good to know that karma can be a bitch though.  Turns out that the guy wasn't just a jerk to fellow collectors, but to his wife, too.  She sued him for divorce and had his office raided to find cash and also had his stoarge bin with his collection raided as well.  He was last sighted at Celebration 2 selling his vintage collection under the supervision of an Indiana Marshall who took account of everything he sold at the show so that the proceeds of the sale could be split between him and his ex-wife.  It really makes you want to think about a pre-nup when it comes to your collection.  But at least a dirtbag got a taste of his own medicine in the end.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: New stuff
« on: April 13, 2005, 10:59 AM »
The US is currently worth $1.29299 in Australian dollars.  Even taking that into account, it sounds like SW is kind of expensive down under.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: AT-TE
« on: April 12, 2005, 11:19 PM »
Wrong Jedi.
Barriss Offee

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Accessory Packs
« on: April 12, 2005, 07:54 PM »
I could go for some accessory packs.  I liked the EPISODE I sets.  Here are some ideas just from some brainstorming:

Jedi Robe (similar to the one that came with VOTC Obi-Wan)
Commlink (similar to the Qui-Gon Jinn one)
Handheld holo-projector with holo Jedi
Jedi macrobinoculars (similar to the ones that came with SAGA Obi-Wan Pilot)
Blinding helmet
training remote
figure stands

Poncho (as seen in Clone Wars cartoon)
Blaster rifle
small blaster
blaster pistol
blaster rifle rack
observation/scout droid
Clone Trooper helmet
figure stands

Wookiee harness or satchel
blaster rifle (from Preview Wookiee Warrior)
shield (from Wookiee Warrior)
blaster (from Wookiee Warrior)
club (from Tarfful)
welder (from Chewie - Mechanic)
figure stands

That's all I can think of at the moment.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: TRU Cinema Scenes Sale
« on: April 12, 2005, 05:34 PM »
The SAGA Screen Scenes have been on clearance around here for some time.  But they haven't marked down the OTC ones, and those are the ones that NEED to be clearanced since they were so weak in their execution.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Question For Those Banned at RS
« on: April 12, 2005, 03:06 PM »
Never been banned at any site, so I'm curious about something.

Can you still access and read the forums, and just not participate and read PM's, or are you blocked from the forums entirely?

I'm blocked entirely.  Can't say that it's a big deal, but I get the occassional chuckle from reading the forums.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: AT-TE
« on: April 12, 2005, 12:58 PM »
That's a pretty cool custom.  It's almost on par with ILM's AT-TE model I saw at the 2003 NAB show at Sony's booth.  This one actually seems a might too big.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: New stuff
« on: April 12, 2005, 10:12 AM »
Wow!  A place that finally charges more money than Brian's Toys.

I think those prices are in Aussie dollars.  The Australian dollar is considerably weaker than the US dollar.

Original Trilogy Collection / Official Holographic
« on: April 12, 2005, 09:40 AM »
I think both EPISODE II Obi-Wan holo transmissions might be covered.  We got the one with Bail Organa, and then there's a small and somewhat indistinguishable Jedi in one of the SAGA Jedi Council Screen Scenes.

Any way to pop off his head and put it on a taller, earlier figure?  The head/face sculpt is fairly neutral and inoffensive, relative to some earlier incarnations. 
The head is on a ball, the first of its kind for Mace I believe.  I have not checked the other male Jedi but I don't think it will work too hot

I think the Clone Wars Mace Windu has a ball jointed head.  You might want to check that out, but then you have to live with the strange expression on his face.

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