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Saga Collection '06 / Star Tours Question
« on: July 20, 2006, 09:46 AM »
I have a question for those of you that have recently been to Star Tours. Me and my family are going to LA in early August for vacation, and will probably head over to Disneyland for a one-day excursion. I am hoping to pick up one or two of the Star Tours Exclusive Figures. Do they have the entire series? Or just the latest wave?

Toy Reviews / The Saga Collection Hem Dazon
« on: July 17, 2006, 08:48 PM »

The cantina scene has always been one of my favorite scenes in ANH. Maybe it's the multitude of various creatures and aliens, or the complex designs for each one, I don't know. Hasbro has giving us a variety of cantina aliens in the past, some fantastic (VTSC Greedo, POTC Myo), others, not so great (POTF2 Dr. Evazan). One figure that stood out on fan's wishlists that hadn't been made was Hem Dazon. He was technicaly the first ever cantina alien, and sported a distinctive T-shaped noggin. Well now, Hem Dazon has received his first-ever treatment in plastic. Does it live up to the hype? Read on!

Sculpt: 5/5
Because Hem was only seen as a head-on-a-stick, the sculpt on 'Ol Goldeneyes is a combination of EU source material and the mind of Hasbro. He sports a teal and burgundy spacer jumpsuit, with a bandolier. He features a nicely sculpted holster, but we'll talk about that more in the accesories section. The head that made him famous is well sculpted, and as far as I can tell, accurate to the movie.

Articulation: 4/5
Mr. Dazon has 12 points of articulation. This is more than enough for a cantina alien IMO, and can be put in some pretty cool poses, like aiming his pistol, taking a drink of a Jawa Juice, and chattin' it up with Wuher. I tried him on my K-Mart Cantina Set, and he sits on the stool just fine.

Paint: 5/5
Hem has a great wash on his head, arms, and feet, that really flesh out his skin. It looks very lifelike, and accurate to ANH. He sports a fairly simple paintjob on his spacer outfit, and it looks nice and crisp.

Accesories: 5/5
Accesories are, IMO, the most important part of a figure, next to sculpt. Hem would rank among one of the best in terms of accesories. Everyone's favorite goldeneyed cantina alien has:
-Cantina Barglass
-Blaster Pistol
-Cantina Table
-Red Mini Hologram (I got Count Dooku)

My favorite accesory is the Cantina Table, it looks really great and works well with Hem. I love larger accesories like this, a reason why Lushros's Command Console is one of my favorite TSC accesories. Another cool accesory is Dazon's Blaster Pistol, which is a resculpt of the Rebel Pistol that some Rebel Troopers used during the Battle of Hoth. It fits perfect in his holster, and easily fits in his hand. The barglass is a simple sculpt, but looks great.

Overall: 5/5
Hem Dazon is a fantastic cantina alien, and a worthy addition to either your FC Exclusive Pop-Up Cantina Diorama, or your K-Mart Exclusive Cantina. He has great sculpting, loads of accesories, and is a much requested figure that many collectors have been wanting since the Kenner toyline started in '78. If you see him, PICK HIM UP! That shoudn't be too hard, considering he's making the pegs quite toasty in my area.

30th Anniversary Collection / Your Dream Waves
« on: July 14, 2006, 08:32 PM »
If you worked at Hasbro, and could create a 10 figure wave (Repacks, Repaints AND New Figures), two vehicles (New Or Rereleased), and two ultra (New Or Rerelease), what would they be?

Basic Figure Wave:
-NEW Clone SCUBA Trooper (Kit Fisto's Legion) w/ DC-15 Heavy Rifle
-NEW Imperial RadTrooper w/ E-11 Rifle, Backpack, Macrobinoculars, And Scanners
-NEW Noa Briqualon w/ Staff, Pack, Blaster Pistol, Removable Cap, And Teek
-NEW Sith Trooper (KOTOR) w/ Blaster Carbine
-VOTC Stormtrooper
-NEW Solomahal w/ Blaster Pistol, Barglass, And Drunk Jawa
-NEW Darth Nihilus w/ Lightsaber And Hilt
-NEW King Terak w/ Sword, Removable Facemask, And Blaster Pistol
-REPAINT Nute Gunray (Hologram)
-NEW Sentepeth Findos w/ Holdout Blaster And CIS Datapad

-NEW Sith Fighter (KOTOR)
-REPAINT AT-ST (Hoth Weathering)

-NEW Imperial Gun Battery w/ TSC Death Star Gunner
-NEW Imperial E-Web Repeating Gun (To-Scale) w/ TSC AT-AT Driver

Watto's Junk Yard / Any Mac & Cheese-aholics here?
« on: July 10, 2006, 10:40 PM »
Title says it all. Mac & Cheese is a staple for me, and a box of Kraft Mac & Cheese is one of the five things I would take into a bomb shelter if a nuclear holocaust wer to occur. IMO Kraft makes the best Mac, although Boston Market's is pretty good too.

Watto's Junk Yard / GI Joe: America's Elite
« on: July 5, 2006, 10:01 PM »
Does anybody here read this comic series? I picked up issue #12 earlier today and wow- what a great comic. One of the best comics I've read, probably just as good as SW Legacy.

Anybody read AE?

Hey Hasbro! / ARC Pilot
« on: July 4, 2006, 03:26 PM »
Make him Hasbro!

Saga Collection '06 / "Battle Above the Sarlaac" Battle Pack
« on: July 2, 2006, 09:23 PM »
My picks for this set:

-TSC Han Solo (Carkoon) x1
-VOTC Chewbacca x1
-OTC Luke Skywalker (Jedi) x1
-NEW Sgt. Doallyn x1
-Various Small Accesories Including:
Salacious Crumb
Bar2-D2's Drink Serving Table

This BP has been rumored, what do you want to see in it? My choices:

-VOTC Yoda x1
-NEW Luke Skywalker (Dagobah) x1
-TSC R2-D2 x1
-NEW Obi-Wan (Jedi Spirit)
-TSC Dragonsnake
-Various Crates, Boxes, Etc

Saga Collection '06 / "Jedi vs. Darth Sidous" Battle Pack
« on: July 2, 2006, 09:03 PM »
My picks for this BP:

-NEW Palpatine x1
-SAGA Mace Windu x1 (Makes It Easier For Me To Pass On This Set)
-ROTS Saesee Tiin x1
-ROTS Agen Kolar x1
-One Of Palpatine's Office Statues

My choices for this BP:

-NEW Rebel Fleet Trooper x2 (This'll Make JJ Happy  ;))
-VOTC Stormtrooper x2
-NEW Tantive IV Conference Table (As Seen At The End Of ROTS)

This BP is rumored for '07, what do you think it will be? My picks:

-NEW Geonosian Picador x1
-CW Clone Trooper (One Repainted With Green Rank Markings, One White) x2
-TSC Poggle The Lesser x1
-NEW Geonosian Cannon

Hey Hasbro! / SW Legacy Line
« on: June 26, 2006, 08:12 PM »
With the new SW comic series "Legacy" currently out, how about a line of basic figures, vehicles, and playsets to complement the series?

Wave 1

Basic Figures:
-Cade Skywalker w/ Lightsaber, Hilt, And Flight Helmet
-Grand Moff Veed w/ ARC-9965 Rifle, Datapad, And Baton
-Imperial Knight w/ Lightsaber And ARC-9965 Rifle
-Darth Krayt w/ Lightsaber And Hilt
-Kol Skywalker w/ Lightsaber And Hilt
-Imperial Stormtrooper w/ ARC-9965 Rifle

-Imperial Fighter
-Cade's Starfighter

-Imperial Throne Room w/ Pack-In Imperial Moff

30th Anniversary Collection / 30AC Coin Pack-Ins
« on: June 25, 2006, 03:00 PM »
Coins are going to be packed in with the 3 3/4' basic figures instead of thye mini holograms, what do you think about this? Would you rather have mini holos return, or have coins take over? Although I thought the mini holos was a cool idea when we first heard about it and the Carkoon wave hit, frankly now that I have about 10 of them I am a bit bored with them. I wasn't around to experience the first go-round of coins with the POTF figures, but I am excited with the prospect of them returning in the '07 Saga Collection.

Your thoughts?

From RS:

3 3/4" Expanded Universe 2-Packs:

Finally the EU collectors time has come. Hasbro plans on releasing no less than 12 Expanded Universe two packs.

6 have already been confirmed, what do you think the other 6 will be?

-Jaxxon (Green Bunny Guy) & Hoojib

Dark Horse:
-Koffi Arana (Fugitive Armor) & 501st Captain
-Lt. Janek Sunber & Amanim Warrior

-Darth Malak & Jolee Bindo
-Atton Rand & Sith Trooper

Ewok Adventure TV Movies:
-Noa Briqualon & Sanyassan Marauder


My idea of this rumored battle pack:

-NEW Padme (Snowbunny Suit) x1
-NEW Captain Typho x1
-ROTS Yoda x1
-CIS Chameleon Droid x2

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