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If Hasbro can give us 5 Ewoks in a BP, then they should of given us 5 droids in the Royal Starship pack, and thrown R2-M5 in there as well.

Jocasta's Reading Room / Anyone get the Insider?
« on: March 18, 2012, 09:54 PM »
I'm looking for a scan of the article "Set Piece," about the Naboo Royal Starship, out of Star Wars Insider #94.  If anyone here can help me out, I'd be very grateful!

The Original Trilogy / Re: George Lucas: "Han Never Shot First"
« on: March 18, 2012, 09:49 PM »
Well, the script (that he wrote) just says that Han fires and kills him.  Doesn't say anything about Greedo shooting.

It's a bit funny that Lucas would even think of something being wrong, or immoral with Han shooting first.  After all, greedo pulled a gun on him, pointed it in his face, and said he was going to kill him.  (Over my dead body.  "That's the idea.")  So Han shooting first was self-defense/justifiable homicide here on Earth.  No way it could be seen any worse on a largely lawless gangster-dominated outpost like Tatooine.

Also, how is what Han did different than what Obi-Wan did a few minuted before?  Evason told Luke he was going to kill him (I'll be careful. "You'll be dead!"), then pulled a gun and pointed it at Obi-Wan (but didn't shoot), and Obi-Wan killed him and his bud.  Can anyone explain why that is okay, but the Han thing is not?

Watto's R1 unit (giant gray droid behind the counter)
Pk droid
R2 unit - Watto's oilbath
R2 unit - Podrace hangar - gray with yellow markings

I've had no problem finding the all the figs, but have never even sniffed the BPs.  If anyone finds an extra set of the Royal Starship pack, shoot me an email!

Disappointed to see what looks like a straight R5-D4 reissue in the Pilots pack.  I know Porkins's droid had that head...but they could have at least changed the body deco a bit.

R7-D4 has got to be a new BAD mold for clone wars.  Look at the joint st his shoulders, and the small hole on the side at the bottom. 

I am *really* happy they're getting around to making R2-A5. It always bothered me that they deleted an entire character in the SE.

My most wanted Mos Eisley droid now has to be the R2 unit with the black dome w/blue panels that is seen cruising by 3PO while he waits outside the cantina.  Another pretty unique look that would make a great figure!

The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Top Ten Most Hated Figures Ever
« on: February 17, 2011, 09:29 PM »
R3-T2.  They totally screwed up the color of the dome.  It should be bright red with white panels in the exact same pattern as R2-D2 has a grey dome with blue panels.  Instead they basically painted a wide brown stripe around the dome.  It's an important droid, too, being both in the streets of Mos Eisley as well as the one used by Wedge during the Battle of Yavin.

I really don't mind them scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to droids and pilots (gotta collect them all!), but I really do with they'd have dumped the Imperial, and put a second astro in each set.  2 pilots w/their droids would have been much nicer to me.

I'd rather they dumped the astromechs and had a set of 4 pilots.  I'd much rather have another Rebel in there or even an extra TIE pilot.  We have 100's of Astromech designs at this point.  Just goes to show you can't please all the people all the time.

I think they put the astros in their for the same reason they put the Imperials - it appeals to a wider group of collectors that way.  I wouldn't have touched the sets if it was four rebel pilots.  Really?  4 pilots?  As though the old 3 pilot sets weren't enough.  Would have been a big box o' orange, that's for sure...

I found them at my local TRU. They are ok. Grizz Fixx was good, so too the grey R5 and the Asian Pilot.

I wasn't at all impressed by the other figures though. The B-wing and A-wing pilots are just redos with new headsculpts. I'll likely pose them holding their helmets so the difference in heads shows up the most.

I was surprised that the TIE Pilots were both clones however. I would have though those two would have been different.

The R2 looks like a rehash of the Disney R2, just not metallic.

At least I had a couple of $5 coupons for these sets. So I got them for $10 less.

I think Hasbro is really scraping the bottom of the barrel here though.

This could have just been one set with Grizz Fixx, the Asian Pilot, and the 2 astromechs. That would have been worth it to me.

But Imperial stuff sells!  ::)

I really don't mind them scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to droids and pilots (gotta collect them all!), but I really do with they'd have dumped the Imperial, and put a second astro in each set.  2 pilots w/their droids would have been much nicer to me.

The Original Trilogy / Re: Do you find it impossible?
« on: January 17, 2011, 08:12 PM »
I do find myself constantly scanning the backgrounds for new/interesting characters that would make good figures. 

There are a lot of cool spacer types in the streets of Mos Espa in TPM.  Like Rum Sleg, they'd make great figures.

Managed to score Set 1 today by chance at my local TRU. Pretty nice all around - now to find set 2.

After the discussion here a couple weeks ago about the number of astromechs the line has since the POTF2 relaunch, I gathered all unique releases that I have (and I know I'm missing one or two somehow) but as of today I have 84, including Build-A-Droids, excluding Clone Wars :o

And just for trivia sake: R5 Astromechs that use the Early Bird R2 (glued panel) sculpt: 6

TAC R5-F7 (Y-wing Pack-in)
TLC R5-M2 (Hoth Recon Patrol Battle Pack)
TLC R5-K6 (Scramble on Yavin Battle Pack)
SOTDS R5-P9 (Battle Over Endor 1 of 2)

I'd love to see you make a list of them all so I could use it as a checklist!

Also, that must include over 20 R2-D2s, doesn't it?  I'm think that they must have only made about 60 or so astrodroid characters so far.

Nice battlefield capture of the laser skiff!  I guess the story on it is that Luke used it to fight off the Wampa base invasion, but Hasbro should definitely look at releasing it in a deluxe set somehow. 

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: January 8, 2011, 07:23 PM »
Great episode, shoulda given some time to why she went to the darkside. 

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