Well, one of those two teams fans could finally quit whining. I would like to see the Cubs win a Cubs - Red Sox series for a number of reasons. For one, I'm a Yankee fan, and it's my obligation to root against the Bosox. Next, the Cubs haven't even been to the big dance since 1948. Throw them a bone! The Red Sox have been there at least twice in that timespan. Then, consider that the Cubs have an even longer winless drought in the World Series than the Red Sox. I think 95 years should be the longest you should go without winning.
The only reason I think it would be interesting to see the Red Sox win is this: what would happen to the fans? Would they know how to react? The radical shift in psychology could drastically effect all of New England. But it would hopefully abate some of the whining that some Red Sox fans are renowned for.
Thank you everyone! I really appreciate the birthday wishes. I had a great day, but alas, no Star Wars. I had a good time spending some time with my family. Perhaps the birthday luck will carry over until Wednesday, when I go on my toy run.
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.
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 HOTH WAVE ___ General Rieekan with tactical plot ___ Wampa with tauntaun bone & base TATOOINE WAVE ___ C-3PO with escape pod JABBA'S PALACE WAVE ___ 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!
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.