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LEGO / Re: Lego 2008
« on: December 19, 2007, 07:22 AM »
I found everything at a TRU yesterday except for the imperial troop builder set.  They only had two of the rebel set, so I figured someone had probably snapped them all up.  Also, there was only one of the Anakin starfighter.  I guess that was my Christmas present to myself.

Modern Trading / H: McQuarrie Starkiller Hero
« on: December 17, 2007, 07:19 AM »
I am looking to trade an extra McQuarrie Starkiller hero for the last UGH figure I need, the McQuarrie Stormtrooper.  Condition does not matter since I'm really just looking for the gold coin.

Other Collectibles / Re: The "Official" Master Replicas Prop Thread
« on: December 17, 2007, 07:17 AM »
Amy at MR said they would try charging cards for three weeks before cancelling orders.  All unsold items are going to go to Lucasfilm, or so she thinks.  It looks like there is not going to be a giant sell off at the end.

Would you consider just selling the Clone set?

I would prefer not to break them up since I probably would not be able to sell the droid set that way.

Modern Classifieds / Battlefront 2 Set for Sale (Diamond Exclusive)
« on: December 11, 2007, 07:27 AM »
I ordered a case from Newforce to lessen the overall cost and I only
need two out of the three sets, so I have a set that contains both the
clones and battle droids for $61.65 plus shipping.  Not a bad set for
several repaints, but I think some of the clone sculpts are new
figures.  Also, not to bad a price for 13 figures. There are also a lot of new weapons. 
The droid set even comes with three figure stands.  Let me know if anyone is interested.

1:6 Scale Figures and Collectibles / Re: Sideshow 12" Commander Praji
« on: December 6, 2007, 07:42 AM »
It is good to see wait list orders being activiated.  Unfortunately for me, I'm probably pretty far down the list since I didn't even hear about the figure until about a day after it was released.

I just got my 15 day e-mail so its possible.

Just got mine as well.  This is NOT a good month for the CC... even BEFORE holiday shopping.   3 12" figures in a month?   Not that I mind but it would have been nice to get a slight heads up for financial planning-"Oh.. by the way, late November/December we'll be charging your CC $190.. have a nice day".   It's not like the pre-orders were a few weeks apart like this.

Oh well... more to be happy about.. and more to be depressed about  >:(

Here's hoping my Channuka gelt gets here pronto!

I know what you mean, in addition to these three figures, on Monday I received cases of the Battlefront 2 figures, wave 7 and wave 7.5 from Newforce Comics.  I'm just glad my credit card closes on Thursday before Master Replicas can sneak in any of their preorders.

Mine is set to show up next Wednesday.  I'm surprised we haven't seen any 12" preorders for a while.  I think we only have Kenobi, Padme, and Praji left right now.

1:6 Scale Figures and Collectibles / Re: Sideshow 12" Commander Praji
« on: November 13, 2007, 05:20 AM »
ed, I didn't mean to belittle your frustration.  I've only got Anakin, ROTS Obi-Wan Inclisive Darth Maul and a pre-order for the Exclusive ANH Obi-Wan.  If I were a completist on this line I might b frustrated as well.  I hope you luck out on the Wait List for this one.

I just wish I would have had a little notice on this one.  I had been away from a computer for around 24 hours so I didn't even see the potential heads up on RS until after the item was sold out.  I am hoping everyone who is complaining about the sculpt but ordered anyways ends up cancelling orders.  Worse comes to worse, there is always ebay.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Heroes on NBC
« on: November 12, 2007, 08:35 AM »
I think the princess is gonna know to be careful when telling the stories so that she doesn't mess up history (at least not too much).


I knew it! I knew Kensei would end up being Adam! It's probably the English name he was telling Hiro about earlier. I think Adam killed Sulu (because he didn't have a scratch on him after falling from the roof), then he attacked Angela, and then something happened when he went to kill Matt's dad, and Matt's dad began working for him. Matt's dad went to kill Bob, then was defeated (or at least it looks like it). So now out of the orignial twelve, Charles, Sulu, Linderman, and Angela's husband ae dead, and Bob, Angela, Matt's dad, and five mystery others from the picture remain. I wonder if Adam/Kensei is the one who took the picture and is one of the twelve?

Next week is the 'Four Months Ago' episode!

the show seems to be casting out characters....

I couldn't resist...

Make new heroes,
and kill the old.
One time travels,
and another makes gold!

I would think it would have been Matt's Dad who tried to kill Angela since she didn't see any attacker and the doctors seemed to think that she attacked herself.  I think Matt's Dad has always been working for Adam, and just had the picture with the symbol to throw Matt of the trail.

LEGO / Re: UCS Millenium Falcon
« on: November 3, 2007, 01:48 PM »
DHL said the package was about 25 pounds.

So, I'd guess about 23?  The manual is (comparatively)  heavy.

That sounds about right.  I felt that the instructions weighed almost as much as a ream of paper.  I think this is the best UCS set to date.  It is really solidly constructed, especially compared to the Star Destroyer.  Also, it parallels to the regular falcons in the same way the SD parallels to the regular Star Destroyer set.  The smaller sets have the play value and interior while the UCS sets are just a frame with a lot of outside detail.  I do wonder why this set contained mini figs if they were not going to do an interior.  Also, why the extra head piece?  Would it have killed Lego to hook those of us who purchased this set up with one of the vac metalized C-3PO's?

1:6 Scale Figures and Collectibles / Re: Sideshow 12" Commander Praji
« on: November 3, 2007, 01:43 PM »
Well, I'm quite annoyed by this.  I have had a hard, long week and was not able to get on the net between about 9 AM EST on the 1st until about 4 PM on the 2nd, so I completely missed out, but placed a wait list order at that time.  A little notice would have been nice so I could have tried to plan for it.  I hope that my wait list goes through since I have a complete set of the SS 12" stuff and would hate to have to go to ebay for this one.  The worst part is that SS made this a two per person order.  It would have been nice if they would have limited a secret preorder to one per person.

The Dumbledore thing seems more of a reaction to the script for HBP than anything else.  I'm surprised that no one else had said something previously when she marked up the script.  In the books, Dumbledore never had any close female relationships.  I would have to reread his letter to Grindlewald to see if there was anything in that letter that could lead one to this conclusion.  I doubt this is really a publicity stunt, there are two more movies to be released so there is no need to pull something like this at this point.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Changing Collecting Habits? NEED ADVICE!
« on: October 19, 2007, 07:31 AM »
Quitting Hasbro has seemed to be a common theme in the collecting community over the past two years.  To me, Hasbro is what brought me into Star Wars collecting and it is still my main focus.  I must admit, that I have breathed a sigh of relief of the loss of the Star Wars license by Master Replicas.  While I love their products, it has just become a drain on my wallet.  I also have a nearly complete Lego collection, which is also pretty pricey.  My only other higher end focus is the Sideshow 12" line, which has seemed to have calmed down in the past few months.  We only have a handful of figures still on preorder with nothing really on the horizon.

GG is of course another story, but it looks like they could be going down in flames due to their actions of the past year.  I probably have about a dozen GG busts, mostly acquired from sales and Galactic Rewards points from the former MBNA credit card.

Kubricks are something that I haven't dove into yet.  I purchased the most recent wave from Jeff here on the boards.  I think they are neat, but to collect the backlog would take some time and money, especially to go after the chase figures.  I like the figures, but it is one of those things that are the back burner, like trying to finish off a loose vintage collection.

Ultimately, you should collect what makes you happy.  I can understand the desire to sell off items that aren't displayed.  I have had my 3 3/4" stuff sitting in boxes in my basement that I never got around to fully finishing.  I have just had a two story garage built and have been moving everything to the second story in order to finally display my collection.  All I need is to either purchase or build some display cabinets and I'll be good to go.  Sadly, the 3 3/4" stuff will take a backseat to MR for display, but after all the MR stuff is unboxed I plan to display all my 3 3/4" figures again.  At that point, I'll re-evaluate what I have.  For the figures, I collect one loose and one carded so I plan on doing a figure wall for the carded stuff.  I have also collected two of each for battlepacks, etc., but I may consider selling the boxed ones if I can't display them.  I think the only undisplayed, boxed items I would keep, would be my Hasbro 12" collection.

So anyway, I say if you still enjoy the 3 3/4" stuff like I do, then keep it, give it some time and try to envision how you would feel if you sold it all, but then decided you wanted it back.  Remember that a full wave of Kubricks will cost you about $80 which may or may not include the easy chase figures.  The one per master case chases are usually around $100/each.  On the plus side, they are easy to display and take up a lot less room, and there are a lot fewer figures available.

Other Collectibles / Re: The "Official" Master Replicas Prop Thread
« on: October 19, 2007, 07:15 AM »
I'd freak out way more if a 5 year old was playing with a vinyl cape Jawa.  Those sabers/hilts are tough.  I think the helmets could sustain a bit too. 

I was kind of cheesed with the battle damaged 501st helmet, essentially doubling the size of 501st helmets available and penalizing those of us that sat and waited a bloody year for the clean version.   >:(

I don't think that is as bad as all the super sales they have had on items that have shipped in the past year, penalizing us loyal customers who perordered on the first day and paid full price.

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