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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.

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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.

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

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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
Jedi Robe (similar to the one that came with VOTC Obi-Wan)
Lightsaber
Rebreather
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

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


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


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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Revenge of the Sith / Re: AT-RT - the walker army-builder
« on: April 11, 2005, 05:54 PM »
The TRU I went to on MM only had one case of the AT-RT.  They're actually shipping 6 x per case.  I think Hasbro anticipated a high level of demand for these.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebelscum Spam Mail? WTF???
« on: April 11, 2005, 11:49 AM »
I'm officially gone from the RS forums.  I was in contact with Philip, and he said that the emails were a term that had to be agreed upon to use their forums.  So, I opted for voluntary banning so that I won't get their spam.  Hell, I don't need them.

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No.  At least not yet.

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The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: April 10, 2005, 10:40 PM »
I didn't even notice.  I was too busy putting Galactus together.

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The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: April 10, 2005, 09:38 PM »
From everything I've seen, it appears that the Legendary Riders series does NOT go together to build a larger character.  I'm actually kind of happy about that.  Had I been given the choice in Series 9, I wouldn't have bought Dr. Strange or Deathlok.  I only got them to build Galactus.  I suppose maybe Marvel realized that these characters wouldn't sell without some kind of incentive like this.

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