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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Scoop JediMAC at Comic Con...Hasbro Q&A
« on: July 20, 2003, 06:30 PM »
Actually, I think WalMart's case with exclusives was a mixed bag.  Just think about what they got in the past year or so...

-POTJ TIE Bomber & Snowspeeder
-SAGA TIE Bomber
-SAGA 12" Luke w/ Yoda
-SAGA Cantina Scenes
-C-3PO & R2-D2 Holiday 2-Pack
-2 x Trash Compactor Screen Scenes

The only ones I saw sit at all for any ammount of time were the Cantina Sets.  The SAGA TIE Bombers only stuck around for a little while in some places.  Same with the 12" Luke.  I didn't see clearance prices on much of any of this stuff.

I think WalMart's new position is more attributable to the SAGA line not selling as well as they would've liked during the movie year.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Scale Figures: How Important is it to You?
« on: July 20, 2003, 05:52 PM »
This image shows that Toy Biz is starting to take scale more seriously:



I think scale is definitely an important issue.  However, it also has the potential to be taken to the extreme.  In the case of Hasbro and it's various vehicles, I understand why they've made compromises on the issue of scale.  The Republic Gunship would've been quite a bit larger, and had a reasonably higher price-point had it been exactly in scale with the 3-3/4" action figure line.  The same goes for the Millenium Falcon (which would probably need a pool table as a landing platform), the AT-AT, and the Imperial Shuttle.  As long as there's demand for these large vehicles, I understand that Hasbro is going to have to compromise between movie accurate scale, and making something that's sellable.  In the case of 21st Century, I've seen several of the Bradley Fighting vehicles, and Sherman Tanks they made for their 12" line.  They sat.  So, if there's a choice between the vehicles not being exactly to scale, and making them scale but not consumer friendly ( and hence, not collector friendly in terms of the longevity of the line), I've got to go with the compromise.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« on: July 20, 2003, 03:36 PM »
Word is that the first NFL Box Set is starting to show up.  This one has Favre & Urlacher.  Keep your eyes peeled.

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It does sound sketchy.  In a lot of cases near me, people cut the cellophane covering the red R2 unit, and took him out.  I'd be surprised if someone actually went to the trouble of buying the Starship, and then switching the R2 units.

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Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Clone 3-pk ...does it suffice?
« on: July 20, 2003, 03:32 PM »
The Japanese document that surface the other day had an image of Kit Fisto, Saesee Tiin, and a Clone Trooper in a Clone Wars color scheme.  That's probably one of our single carded Clone Troopers.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Another Jedi Youngling 2-pk
« on: July 20, 2003, 03:20 PM »
Another Jedi youngling set would be cool.  Maybe a human, and another alien.

If we got Jocasta Nu with the young Jedi from the archives, we'd get yet another Lucas immortalized in plastic.  That was George's son, Jet.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Themed Waves: Let The Speculation Begin!
« on: July 20, 2003, 02:06 PM »
Okay, here's my earnest attempt to do this...
* notes confirmed

HOTH
Luke Skywalker-Wampa Cave*
Hoth Rebel Trooper*
R-3PO*
General Rieekan-DELUXE*
Wampa-DELUXE*

TATOOINE
ROTJ Luke Skywalker*
C-3PO w/ Escape Pod-DELUXE*
Owen Lars
R5-D4
Owen Lars

JABBA'S PALACE
Jabba w/ Dais*
Hermi Odle
J'Quille

YAVIN
General Dodonna*
Captain Antillies*
Garven Dreis-Red Leader

STAR DESTROYER
Dengar w/ backpack*
Admiral Ozzel
Captain Needa
Darth Vader in meditation chamber-DELUXE

CANTINA
Hem Dazon
Myo
Bom Vimdim

DEATH STAR
General Tagge
Scanning Trooper
Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi w/ Tractor Beam Station-DELUXE

CLOUD CITY
Leia Organa in Bespin gown
Lobot
Darth Vader deflecting blasts
Han Solo in torture device-DELUXE

DAGOBAH
Yoda with R2-D2
Luke Skywalker in training gear
Spirit of Obi-Wan Kenobi

BATTLE OF ENDOR
Lando Calrissian-Gold Leader
Wedge Antilles-Red Leader
Arvel Crynyd-Green Leader (the real one)

SAIL BARGE BATTLE
Han Solo with staff
Weequay-Skiff Captain
Human Guard

SULLUST BRIEFING
General Madine
Mon Mothma resculpt
Rebel B-Wing Pilot

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Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Clone 3-pk ...does it suffice?
« on: July 20, 2003, 01:47 PM »
I think 4 of the all white sets is all I'm gonna do.  As for the ranked sets...I'm not sure.  Maybe two of each.

My Clone Army is starting to reach proportions I hadn't fathomed.  Hoo boy!  :o

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Middle Earth / Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
« on: July 20, 2003, 01:43 PM »
I'm probably going to pass on the new Eomer.  ASam and Frodo are another story, though.

I saw the new horse and rider sets listed over at Toymaniacs.  They had Aragorn & Brego, Ring Wraith and horse, but sold out on the warg and Sharku.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Themed Waves: Let The Speculation Begin!
« on: July 20, 2003, 12:48 AM »
Just speculating on the Star Destroyer...

Ozzel
kneeling Vader on holoprojector pad
Dengar with backpack

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It seems like (potentially) Power Of The Jedi all over again!  It looks like great, collector oriented stuff.  Just like POTJ was.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Themed Waves: Let The Speculation Begin!
« on: July 19, 2003, 12:19 PM »
One wave definitely seems geared toward the Outlander Nightclub.  Witness Ayy Vida, Obi-Wan & Elan Sleazebaggano.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Most Expensive Action Figure Ever!
« on: July 19, 2003, 11:48 AM »
Well, that puts Vlix to shame.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Santa Yoda!
« on: July 18, 2003, 06:51 PM »
real or custom?  ::)

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The Bullpen / Marvel X2
« on: July 18, 2003, 06:43 PM »
Images popped up in the newest Toyfare of wave 2 of the X2 toy line.  And good old Maggie is in there.  Too  bad though, no Deathstrike. :'(

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