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Other Collectibles / Re: Blue Clone BUST
« on: August 11, 2003, 11:19 PM »
I scored one, and was very lucky to do so.  The details are a little boring, though.

Conventions / Re: Wizard World in Chicago
« on: August 11, 2003, 10:12 PM »
For me?  Being among the last 5 people to win the drawing for the blue Clone Trooper bust.  I usually never win ANYTHING in raffles!  I guess this changes that, huh?

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Check Hasbro NOW
« on: August 11, 2003, 10:03 PM »
Regarding the differences of opinion...

I think it's good to have opposing opinions.  It's healthy for the overall state of the hobby.  Not staying satisfied is how things continue to get better.  It leads to progress.

But, in the same regard, good things should be given their due props.  There are plenty of new items that were shown this weekend in Chicago that looked flat-out awesome!  Like?  The Wampa and Luke.  R-3PO.  The Dignitaries.  Bail Organa.  C-3PO and Escape Pod.  The Outlander Nightclub figures.  And even the Hoth Rebel Trooper.  These all look really nice, and I count myself fortunate for having been able to see them this past weekend in person.

Is there room for improvement?  Sure!  Do different people have varying expectations of what the line should be?  Of course.  But let's also give things their due credit when they meet or exceed expectations.

In this day and age, and with the current high quality of toys in general, we should all have high expectations for the Star Wars toy line.  However, we also need to bear in mind that not everything will be perfect.  Not everything will be precisely as we would make it ourselves.  And if you are ultimately unhappy with any product, simply don't buy it.  the almighty dollar is a powerful little guy.  All those little George's, Abe's, Alex's and Andrew's count quite a bit.  And if you continue to be expressly unhappy and continue to buy products that you argue are inferior, well, the strength of your arguments are diminshed.  But it still remains that opposing opinions are a good thing.

Now...can we all please just get along?   ;D

Conventions / Re: Wizard World in Chicago
« on: August 11, 2003, 09:05 PM »
No problem!  I understand just how busy you must be after returning home from Chicago.  I know I've been busy as a bee!

Conventions / Re: Wizard World in Chicago
« on: August 11, 2003, 08:10 PM »
Well, it was definitely a pleasure to meet fellow JD forumite Dustrho at Chicago.  You're a gentleman and a scholar, my friend!

I'll talk to Tom in Chicago.  Now, I gotta pack!

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Bounty Hunter Pack: Have You Found It?
« on: August 6, 2003, 03:27 PM »
Haven't seen it in the NY area yet.  I might hold off a little while to get it.  I've got all the figures in the set, after all.

Jimmy....You Da Man!

Conventions / Re: Wizard World in Chicago
« on: August 6, 2003, 12:37 AM »
Thanks for the link, folks.  I was interested at first, but $40 for breakfast is a bit steep.  There's toys at them thar show, and I'd rather spend the money on them!  ;D

I do have one hope for the line...

What do folks think of something LIKE the Trophy Series, but with Action Fleet sized vehicles?   Pack it like a big Deluxe or something, with a similarly themed basic figure.  Like....

Star Destroyer with Captain Needa
Death Star with a new Tarkin
Mon Calamari ship with a new Ackbar
A-Wing repaint with a new A-Wing Pilot

Conventions / Re: Wizard World in Chicago
« on: August 5, 2003, 09:44 PM »
Has there been any word about a Fan Club Breakfast at Chicago?  I might want to check that out.

Hall of Justice / Re: Mattel Batman
« on: August 5, 2003, 09:42 PM »
I saw the new Batmobile today.  I can't believe they're already putting out vehicles!

The Bullpen / Re: Did anyone like the Marvel Famous Covers?
« on: August 5, 2003, 09:41 PM »
Yeah, actually.  I got the two X-Men editions.  But I kept on passing on the Avengers one, and eventually missed out on that completely.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Favorite Acessories?
« on: August 5, 2003, 09:34 PM »
Teemto Pagalies definitely has some of the nicer accessories in the basic SAGA line.  The engine parts and salvage droid are both cool.  To the point where I bought a couple of Teemto's just for the parts!

I think Darth Vader-Bespin Duel and Luke Skywalker-Bespin Duel both have some cool accessories as well.  The gantry parts and weathervane are both cool.  The accessories for Luke Skywalker-Throne Room Duel are in my opinion BETTER than the actual figure.  The base is really nice, as is the first rendition of Luke's ROTJ lightsaber in the new style.

Other honorable mentions?  The figures with bases, notably...

Tusken Raider - Tatooine Camp Attack
Padme Amidala - Droid Factory Chase
Aayla Secura - Jedi Knight
Barriss Offee - Luminara Unduli's Padawan
Coleman Trebor
Wat Tambor
Padme Amidala - Secret Ceremony

JD Sports Forum! / Re: Fishing
« on: August 5, 2003, 01:54 PM »
I've heard that the Piermont Pier, just south of the Tappan Zee Bridge is a pretty good spot, too.  Ever gone for Stripers there?

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