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Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars Autographs
« on: June 6, 2004, 03:06 PM »
One thing to bear in mind with Star Wars actors:  they don't make a boatload of money.  Lucas has never been one to highly compensate the talent.  In fact, some of the guys who played EPISODE II era Jedi weren't even actors, but crewmembers who were enlisted for the parts because they fit the costumes properly.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What 90's Rock star are you?
« on: June 5, 2004, 11:56 PM »
I am...

You are BILLY CORGAN! You are BILLY CORGAN from the very successful 90's rock band, SMASHING PUMPKINS. You tried very hard to do stuff different, and indeed you did. Why you even started your new band after SP broke up, ZWAN. You're hard rock angst appealed to the youth and made you famous even if you're a bit nasally on the vocals. INFLUENCED BY: New Order, Journey, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles HAS INFLUENCED: Most 90's bands. RECOMENDED WORKS: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness [1995] Siamese Dream [1993] (Zwan) Mary Star of the Sea [2003]

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: 2004 NEW NEWS ON SANDCRAWLER
« on: June 5, 2004, 02:01 PM »
That's a fine scaled Sandcrawler... for Micro-Machines sized figures! All sarcasm aside, I'll pass. Congrats to those who got what they wanted however.

Same size as the vintage one.  :D

Other Toy Lines / Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« on: June 4, 2004, 05:56 PM »
I can try Nick.  For obvious reasons, Yankees SP sit around here, but being a variant, Pettite might be tough.

Have you seen series 9 yet?  In particular, Nomar. I would like to get one, but Boston players don't make it to the shelves up here.  Let me know.

Thanks, Mikey.  I've seen plenty of regular Nomars.  In fact, I picked up the variant in the event that a couple of friends might have been looking for him.  However, they already had him, so I returned it.

Are you still looking for the regular?  LMK.

I was at another Yankee game yesterday, and we broke out the brooms, sweeping the Orioles for a second time.  Man, does that team need pitching!  But I've got to admit, Baltimore has a serious lineup with Tejada, Palmeiro and Lopez hitting 3-4-5, but the guy who was really impressive?  Melvin Mora!  This guy is hitting .380, and he was 2-4 yeasterday with a couple of good hits!  It figures that the Mets would let this guy go.  And the only ball to get jacked was courtesy of Javy Lopez.  Drat!

The Yanks looked good, but a lot of guys had the day off as it was a day game right after a night game.  Bernie Williams had most of the game off until the 7th.  Sheffield was DH-ing.  Posada had the day off.  Giambi is still recuperating.  But all in all, the Yanks pulled off a good win with a somewhat unorthodox lineup.  NICE!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Creed disbands
« on: June 4, 2004, 05:47 PM »
Yay!  Bye-bye bad band!

Other Toy Lines / Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« on: June 3, 2004, 12:55 AM »
Is Ogden the first Offensive lineman?

YES.  At first I thought the silhouette they showed of the OL was Larry Allen.  I was a little surprised to see that it was Ogden, but not so much now.

Most of the NFL SP's have been either QB's or RB's.  Wide Receivers come next, and after them it's Defensive players and there are a couple of Tight Ends.  Also, we get our first kicker ever this year in the form of Adam Vinatierri.

On an unrelated note, can you guys keep an eye out for me for an MLB retro figure?  It's confirmed that MLB10 has a retro Yankees Pettite.  Can anyone lend a brother a hand and try to snag me one of these?

I'm curious to see what they end up doing with the packin figures for the ESB Slave I and the new Y-Wing.  Is there going to be a Fett included (I haven't seen pictures; and if so which one?), and who is included with the Y-Wing?  A Gold Leader from the Saga line?

There hasn't been any word of pack-ins with these vehicles thus far.  I'm planning on putting my Gold Leader figure in the new Y-Wing, and either a Pit of Carkoon or VOTC Boba Fett in the new Slave I.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: 2004 NEW NEWS ON SANDCRAWLER
« on: June 3, 2004, 12:46 AM »
Let's not forget too that $60 is Diamond's price.  When it gets to comic and hobby shops, it will probably increase by a few dollars as well so they can make a profit on the item beyond what Diamond charges them to order it.

Actually, $60 is suggested retail.  Meaning that Diamond dealers will be getting this at wholesale.  Their cost could be anywhere from $30 to $40.  I get discounts on Gentle Giant things all the time from my local comic shop around 10%.  I should be able to get the Sandcrawler from my guy for $50 -  $55.  Check with your own local comic shop.  No doubt, this will be listed in the new issue of Diamond's Prviews magazine soon, and your local shop will be able to order it for you.  That's what I'll be doing.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: 2004 NEW NEWS ON SANDCRAWLER
« on: June 2, 2004, 04:49 PM »
I'm not thrilled about the price, but there is a thing called "PERSPECTIVE".  Perspective tells me that while $60 is in the high end pricewise in the modern era of Star Wars toys, it's not that bad.  Why?  A vintage Sandcrawler, loose, will cost anywhere from $150 to nearly $300 depending on whether or not it's complete and what kind of condition it's in.  Bearing that in mind, $60 is a bargain to me.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Jedi Council sets 3 & 4
« on: May 31, 2004, 01:41 PM »
The set looks really nice put together.  I'm curious about a couple of things:

First, which Saesee Tiin did they use?  I'm sincerely hoping it's the Clone Wars sculpt with articulated legs, no gloves and intact horn.  That's a great figure, and this would prove to be a definitive version of the character.

Coleman Trebor seems to be in the dark.  Perhaps intentionally.  Only time will tell on this one.

Then there's the Stass Allie/Adi Gallia issue.  I think Adi Gallia is the seated one, and Stass Allie is standing.  This would be good since we already have a standing Adi Gallia, and I don't recall seeing Stass Allie actually in the Jedi Council chamber.  This is a wait and see situation for me.

I'll be somewhat disappointed if this really is the Gunner Station Vader.  There's also the possibility it could be Vader from the Complete Galaxy set.

My choice for this Vader, had it been a rehash, would have been the CommTech Vader.  That's the Vader I've currently got in my TIE Fighter.  It's got softgoods all around, and his hands are even posed as if they're on the control yoke of his TIE Fighter.

Despite the saying, everything old is NOT new again.  It's still the same, old stuff.

Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars Autographs
« on: May 29, 2004, 11:19 PM »
Here's my updated list of autographed photos.  All of them are personalized unless otherwise noted.  I've listed them by movie, and in the case of some of the OT characters, it's when the scene they appeared in was shot.

2 x Darth Maul - Ray Park
Aurra Sing - Michonne Bourriague
Aurra Sing - Michonne Bourriague - Celebration 2
Rune Haako - Jerome Blake - Celebration 2
Mas Ammeda - Jerome Blake

Aayla Secura - Amy Allen
Aayla Secura Star Wars Insider Cover - Amy Allen
Luminara Unduli & Barriss Offee - Mary Oyaya & Nalini Krishan - Celebration 2
2 x Saesee Tiin - Jesse Jensen
Shaak Ti - Orli Shoshan
2 x Kit Fisto - Zach Jensen
Plo Koon - Matt Sloan
Jango Fett - Temeura Morrison (not personalized)
Jango Fett & Boba Fett - Temeura Morrison & Daniel Logan (not personalized)
Jango Fett & Boba Fett -  Daniel Logan (same photo as the one above, but personalized)
Clone Youth - Daniel Logan
Taun We - Rena Owen
Beru Whitesun - Bonnie Piesse - Celebration 2
Zam Wessel - Leanna Walsman

Princess Leia Organa - Carrie Fisher - Celebration 2 (Yavin IV Command Center)
Owen Lars - Phil Brown (B&W, not personalized)
Owen Lars - Phil Brown - Celebration 2
Admiral Motti - Richard LeParmentier
Biggs Darklighter - Garrick Hagon - Celebration 2
Jek Porkins - William Hootkins - Celebration 2
Jawa - Rusty Goffe

Darth Vader, Lando Calrissian & Boba Fett - David Prowse, James Earl Jones & Jeremy Bulloch - Celebration 2 (Cloud City Detention Center)
Darth Vader - David Prowse (Darth Vader's holographic projection pad in his meditation chamber)
Chewbacca - Peter Mayhew (not personalized) - Celebration 2 (Echo Base, repairing the Millenium Falcon)
Chewbacca - Peter Mayhew (Millenium Falcon cargo bay, making more repairs)
R2-D2 - Kenny Baker - Celebration 2 (Dagobah)
General Riekkan - Bruce Boa -Celebration 2
Admiral Ozzel - Michael Sheard - Celebration 2
Admiral Piett - Ken Colley - Celebration 2
General Veers - Julian Glover - Celebration 2
Boba Fett - Jeremy Bulloch (Executor Bridge)
Lobot - John Hollis - Celebration 2

Bossk & Boba Fett - Alan Harris & Jeremy Bulloch (Jabba's Palace)
Amanaman - Alise Berk
Lando Calrissian & Nien Numb - Billy Dee Williams & Mike Quinn -- Celebration 2 (Millenium Falcon cockpit)
Nien Numb - Mike Quinn
Wicket - Warwick Davis - Celebration 2
Rystall - Mercedes Ngoh

Mara Jade - Shannon McRandle

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Most Overdue
« on: May 29, 2004, 07:54 PM »
Limiting my choices to the OT:


Owen Lars resculpt
Han Solo in Stormtrooper armor
Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper armor

Lars Family speeder


Bespin Guard (African American)

Rebel Transport
Twin Pod Cloud Car


Klaatu (Jabba's Palace)
Hermi Odle
Grey Leader
Luke Skywalker - Endor (resculpt)
Princess Leia - Endor (resculpt)

Imperial Speeder Bike with new sculpt Biker Scout

Middle Earth / Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
« on: May 25, 2004, 10:27 PM »
The bit in Jesse Falcon's article about the Balrog is pretty cool.  I might have to explore what NECA's got coming.

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