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Customizing Tips and Tricks / Re: Fodder Alert!
« on: May 23, 2006, 04:11 PM »
I finally found Elizabeth Swan from the Pirates of the Carribean line yesterday.  Also while I was at Toys R Us I saw this X-Men vehicle:

and thought with a nice coat of silver paint it could pass for a Naboo Starship.  The scale is wrong but the smooth lines looked right. 

If it ever goes on clearance I might pick it up.  It was only $20 so I might buy it anyway wven thought I don't collect X-men.

It looks better than that Naboo Cruiser Padme flew to Mustafar in, even if it DOES look like it's got a bit of X-Wing in its DNA. It would look sweet if you painted it silver. You could also make a big Imperial Shuttle-style fin on the top of it between the ailerons, and you could have an Imperial Gunboat (mainly from the EU and Games, basically an Imperial answer to the Y-Wing)

Saga Collection '06 / Re: Any TSC Pegwarmers?
« on: May 23, 2006, 01:01 AM »
Up in Canada so far, the big ones are Veers, Derlin (it's a little known fact that he ain't popular up here for some reason!) and of course, Rieekan. Bib Fortuna's been busy hitting on the few leftover ROTS Mon Mothmas as well, with the odd Boussh Leia kicking around, as well as even a Snowtrooper on one occasion...I went back like 3 times and he was still sitting there, awaiting deployment orders. I may have to go back and get him to put with th AT-AT driver i finally broke down and got. I've seen a sizable chunk of Baradas and Carkoon Hans playing sabaac at TRU as well.

Saga Collection '06 / Re: Terrible Previously Released Figures
« on: May 23, 2006, 12:52 AM »
I can'T believe no one's mentioned Aayla Secura and Cmdr Bacara from ROTS yet...Aayla looked ok, until you got her out of the bubble. She has no elbows, and only one swivel bicep, but she has swivel wrists (oooh) Add in the fact they used the cheap rubbery plastic for her entire body and the fact her swivel torso came apart just below her shirt, so she fell apart before she even took a dive, thanks to her rubbery legs. Also the second one i got to keep MOC had her belly turned 180 degrees...she had the hollow in the small of her back where her bellybutton should have been. As for Bacara, do i really need to detail the flaws here? Fixed left arm at 90 degrees, with only a swiveljoint, when the right arm is fully articulated properly. NO knee articulation, but they gave him ankle joints...WHY?! And the less said about the "action" feature, the better. They could and SHOULD have just put his armor on the #6 clone body if they wanted one with an action feature done right, or just slapped the armor on the 41 SA body (like i did). I don't understand why the Neimoidian Warriors warmed pegs tho, I got two of them, but i kept em MOC. I think they've got potential to make cool looking alien jedi, or bounty hunters...Even swap the head with the Tank Gunner (another one on my list of stinkers) and make a Proto Boba from between AOTC and when he finally donned Jango's armor.

The only one i could really add to that list is a new, balljointed red guard (yes i'm spoiled rotten LOL) I COULD say Mon Mothma, but look at how well she's warming pegs to this day from the ROTS line up. I know everyone likes ewoks and all that, but why not Mon Cals?! I think we could use an SA Ackbar at least, maybe some SA Sullustans (the Falcon's co-pilot on the DS II run, i forget his name, Nien Nunb or something?) And why not a Bothan or two? Let's go all out folks! I know the Skiff guards are cool and all, but we got a revamped slave leia, so why not do a Mara Jade too? Or Oola? And while we're at it, SA Salacious Crumb and Max Rebo and crew!

ok, now i'm just being silly, but hey, an SA Ewok isn't a little wacky?!

Other Collectibles / Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
« on: May 21, 2006, 03:41 PM »
Technically, this is the only wave that should be shipping.  Obviously, there could be gluts of old inventory floating around in the WM distribution system...

Emperor & Red Shock Trooper
Red Battle Droid & Clone Trooper (EpII)
Darth Maul & Obi-Wan (Coruscant) 
Luke with Speeder Bike
Kassyyk Yoda and Scout Trooper
Darth Vader and Emperor (Holo)
4 Lom and Bossik
Chewie & C3Po
Luke and R2D2

I am patiently waiting for the next wave.  One of the best we've seen in a long time.  Lots of new tools and all OT subject matter.

I hear that, but i can't wait for the new wave (TIE pilot and Wedge for one) I hope they eventually branch out and do other imperial grunts too (AT-AT driver, Snowtrooper, Royal Guard (tell me THAT one wouldn't be cool! I dare you!) But i wouldn't mind snagging a Leia/Han set as well. Of course the TRU nearest me only has the ROTS stuff re-stocked, but i should snap up some more. All i have are the Palpatine/Yoda and Fett/Dengar 2 pks.

How about using the Saga2 Veers' arms? They look reasonably androgynous (insert joke about noodle armed, limpwristed officer types  :P) I don't know how out of scale they'd be to your torso tho...I'd offer other suggestions, but the only female 4 inch figs i have are Zam (regular saga version, not sneak preview), ROTS Aayla, and VOTC Leia. How about "cheating" a little and giving her some battle armor? Then you could use Clonetrooper arms, tho it would kind of negate all the work you did on the torso and the soft goods :(

Wow, Phruby, that's going to be one fabulous Ysanne!  I LOVE the idea of the baloon for the catsuit -- really original -- even better than the Scarlett.  :)  I'm going to have to try out a few of those Microladies sometime...

And now, here's my own Ysanne Isard, just finished this morning, and she doesn't hold a candle to what yours will look like when done, but one does what one can!  Same parts as the WIP shot a few pages back, with the Leia skirt cut down to the proper length.  Do enjoy, everyone!

... the Findswoman

Findswoman, that is amazing...i wasn't crazy about the soft goods from the first WIP you showed us, but that looks really good, my only gripe is with the elbow joints...they're a bit funky. Also the white hair stripes need to be more pronounced. Still she looks awesome. :)

Other Collectibles / Re: Collecting 'To Do' Lists!
« on: May 1, 2006, 03:45 PM »
I WISH I could get that Animated style Leia/R2 Statue...Best looking leia EVER! (well since ESB...i wish they'd do a 12 inch Bespin escape Leia next)

Customizing Tips and Tricks / Re: Fodder Alert!
« on: April 26, 2006, 09:24 PM »
AWESOME!!!! TIE Droid Walkers! Let's see ewoks take THOSE out! :D

Anyone got marshmallows for the furry bonfire? :D:D:D:D:D:D

in my patented tradition of only using what i have on hand, I tried using the Dooku Uniform currently on my jedi luke kitbash on my Bariss Offee...lets just say it didn't turn out QUITE as i'd hoped:(
i figured i'd use the dooku uniform since it looked most like an imperial uniform. But, like the Hoth uniform on her (my only female 12 inch that's loose) it was WAAAAY too big, also the neck practically swallowed her head. Add in the fact she's bald, and you have my 2 cents worth. I suppose it might work if the uniform was taken in a bit, but the 2 piece nature of the tunic won't allow it and still look right (sighs) I guess i'll sit this one out. Unless my 12 inch endor leia/speeder bike shows up soon ;)

Kubricks / Re: Attack of the Kubricks!
« on: April 12, 2006, 04:16 PM »
Thanks for clearing that up :) It explains why i've never seen them in the stores. Too bad sideshow doesn't distribute them too <sighs>

that looks incredible findswoman! Not too sure about the softgoods skirt's like the EVO Dooku, a good concept, but it's hard to match the color of the cloth to the plastic.

I should shut up since i can't do any better  LOL :P

Other Collectibles / Re: Collecting 'To Do' Lists!
« on: April 12, 2006, 04:04 PM »
Saga2 AT-AT Driver
VTSC Biker Scout

Loose Royal Guards (gotta love Red Guards, whatever scale :D)

AT-AT Driver
Vader...i only need one, but all the hasbro ones are disappointing, Medicom is WAAAAY outta my price range, and the Sideshow one doesn't exist yet...
ROTS Bariss Offee and Shaak Ti (i have one of each already, but i'd like a pair to keep MOC, and one to open) I just need the UV Anakin set and i'll have the entire ROTS 12 inch Line, right down the cybernetic stinker that is General Grievous LOL

*Update* I Won a Saga 12 inch Fan Club Exclusive Ki Adi Mundi off ebay and it arrived this morning! :D Now if only i could find the Saga 12 inch Plo Koon and Yoda...I'd have like half the Jedi Council in 12 inch! Also won a 12 inch Red Guard/Palpatine Set. Red Guards kick @$$!!! :D

Clone Wars
a 12 inch Durge would be nice...again if it existed...(c'mon sideshow! :D)

Action Fleet
TIE Defender (hey if we're shooting for the stars here, why not?:P)

Galactic Heroes
TIE pilot/Wedge
Should have got the jedi luke/Gammorean when i had the chance (sighs)
(prays they do Royal Guards at some point)

Royal Guard Kubrick too! If lego and Medicom can do them, why can't hasbro do a GH version? it's a simpler mold compared to the TIE pilot

I found 2 spudtroopers at Zellers in winnipeg, and 2 Darth Taters @ TRU...I never had trouble finding them. Lemme know if you still have trouble finding them, maybe i can help.

That said, BRING ON THE Emperor's RUSSET Guard! :D:D:D:D:D

Other Collectibles / Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
« on: April 12, 2006, 03:45 PM »
Why rehash the emperor with a shock trooper? Why not splurge a bit and release, oh i dunno, a RED GUARD?! Yeah it's a new sculpt but still, aside from the storm/clone troopers, the ERG is easily one of the most recognized trooper types out there!

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