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I'm always pondering what figures I'd like to have sort of readily available to pick up...  Sometimes that's easy, sometimes not.  For some reason, 2007 I was buying so much re-released stuff, that it was almost like collecting two lines.  It was great having some of that stuff just hanging around to pick up.

So anyway, this got me thinking about the vehicles...  They come, they go...  Some seem like they've not been around much or weren't around long when they were new.

So what's the vehicles you'd like to see back on shelves, and what upgrades would you like?  This includes minor tweaking/retooling to the molds.  Nothing major like a resculpt of a vehicle.  I'm thinking mid-size too, not the Deluxe or larger lines.  Just the $20-$25 pricepoint.

-Snowspeeder...  I'd take this thing repainted 10 times over.  Sure it's just come out, but it's incredible and this is probably the single mid-size vehicle that I'd go nutty army building right now.  I'd take Wedge's, Zev's, whatever.

-Luke's Downed Snowspeeder...  The cannons on Luke's speeder were bent upward, the window cracked...  I'd buy this.  Am I alone?  Slap some bent gun barrels in the box with it, a window-cling window crack like the one boxed Snowspeeder set, and damage the paintjob a (good) bit...  I'm in.  I'm in just for the scene.  I'd actually buy a Legends Snowspeeder Luke, to specifically do this as a fixed scene on my shelf, complete with a dead Dak in back.

-Zam's Speeder...  If Hasbro were able to fix the flexible part in the front so it wasn't tacky, I'd probably rebuy that speeder.  The scale's pretty good on it actually, just mine was a lint collector from the tackiness of the crumple front.  Cool concept, poor execution...  Knowing what they f'd up, I'm 100% sure this is fixable.  They have paint that cures on vinyl/latex type materials.  They can do this better.  With the Zam I've got now, I'd gladly rebuy this vehicle.

-EU Assault "Snow"Speeder...  There's an eu design on the "Snow"Speeder where the cockpit is opened, and where teh harpoon is, there is a quad-cannon similar to the Falcon's.  It's more a tan/brown color.  I'd LOVE to see this thing made.  Deco changes to the current mold, a cockpit retooling, and a new weapon for the back that just plugs in.  Very simple to do, and even more aggressive looking.  I'd be in on this completely...  multiples if they did it.

-The Snail Tank Droid...  I really don't even want another one of this, but I just know that it didn't last like some mid-size vehicles do.  This thing came and went here.  Seems like it'd do well out again.

-Homing Spider Droid...  Not sure on deco tweaking.  If I had my way, maybe a slight extension of the legs (it'd be really easy...  It's actually not hard to do on your own if you have a decent hobby shop nearby).  Really though, the Homing Spider's a pretty decent scale itself, and it's been a while since that's been on shelves it seems as well.  At least I haven't seen one in a while.

-Hailfire...  I'm frankly shocked the Hailfire hasn't made it back out, other than the RC version being on shelves maybe blocking the idea of the static one comign out.  Now that the RC one is largely gone though, the static one may be a nice item to have out.

-V-19 Torrent Fighter (Repaints)...  Only the Snowspeeder would get me to buy more I think.  If they gave us at LEAST a slightly worn deco on the Torrent, I'd rebuy it for that alone.  I have 3 clean ones, I'd buy dirty ones, and i'd probably buy different EU squad decoes, or weird nose art on one or something.  Loved that ship, and still do, just don't need another clean one anywhere on my shelving.

-A-Wing...  I long for a McQuarrie decoed blue A-Wing.  If they were nice and gave us accurate bulky laser guns, I'd be giddy (maybe include both sets of guns so you can go McQuarrie concept, as well as film accurate).  I've got green, which was pretty slick, and I've got 2 shades of red now...  the new cockpit upgrades are nifty.  But I am itching for a nice blue decoed ship.  It's one of my favorite McQuarrie art prints.

-Jedi Starfighter Slight Retool...  It's not likely to ever happen, but I actually would like Obi-Wan's fighter retooled to have all 3 landing gear.  The action feature was wonky on the ship in the first place, so I'd really like to see that eliminated, and the 2 rear landing gear able to drop down now instead.  They did the front gear so incredibly well, it's a shame teh back gear was sacrificed to the action feature on that otherwise really detailed ship.  It'd maybe actually get me to buy that design again, which I've not picked up now for quite a few releases.


There are certainly a few complete ground-up sculpts I'd like to see done too...  For some reason I'm interested in a Hyperspace Ring for a V-19, and I'd love seeing the ROTS Hyperspace Ring added to the line as well.  I'm also a big proponent of the Fanblade Fighter making an appearance in the line as well.  It's actually small, so it actually could break down in the box...  Doing one on your own, not too easy IMO, but Hasbro could actually do this to-scale in the mid-size line, it'd just have to be slightly more complex than a lot of mid-size stuff.

But ultimately there's a lot of minor things, sometimes even deco changes, I'd like to see on tools they already have all done up.  That Snowspeeder is just itching to get a repaint though.  And I'm kind of tired of seeing mostly mid-size stuff I just am not interested in.  Right now there's some new stuff but it seems like a drought may occur in the near future.  Little tweaks to spice up things on that shelf at retail may be a good incentive for a guy like me to (re-)buy.

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Toy Reviews / New JD Review: Vintage Wave 7 Rebel Fleet Trooper
« on: April 23, 2011, 11:32 PM »
I posted a review of the new Vintage Collection Rebel Fleet Trooper to JediDefender.com's front page (my first front page review in ages).

Clicky To Read The Review!

Basically it's just as I imagined...  A couple things annoyed me, but nothing soured me on this figure.  He is what I expected, and I was pretty satisfied.

The sculpt is really detailed, the likeness is a mystery (It's like the sharp Pello Scrambas features were sort of worn down, almost rounded off) but cool and neutral enough, the accessories are small yet they all appear to be new, the deco is on-par for what it should be (the blue is correct CHEWIE, fear not!), and the articulation is what it should be.

Other than the vest, and holster, I'm pretty much completely happy... other than the hat not arriving *ahem*, haha.

I can't tell if the hat is grey or tan by the early photos of the figure, but it's a cool accessory regardless.


I can't wait to buy, well, another 100 of these guys? :)  Maybe not that many...  or maybe I will over time, I don't know.  Depends on how long I'm still collecting.  Either way I'm in on an army of these Fleet Troopers.  I waited too long to not buy them now that they're here, regardless.  Even if I quit tomorrow I'd still army build him.

I just hope he's really easy to pick up in quantity.  :-\

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12" Figures / SDCC Exclusive 12" Phase-I Clone Commander
« on: April 14, 2011, 10:05 PM »


There ya have it...  A nice exclusive I think, but for the militaries fans this could be a slight pain I guess.  Looks pretty slick though.  I have the 12" Figure itch again since I got a cheap Fleet Trooper, but I'll have to contain myself and buy these later on down the road if I really want them I guess.

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Other Collectibles / 2011 Uncle Milton
« on: April 14, 2011, 09:44 PM »


Uncle Milton sent out a notice about their latest Star Wars offering for 2011...  Check out the Darkside Detector Mini-Saber.  I have the original mini-saber which lets you change crystals so you get various colors.  It is pretty slick on my desk, so I really enjoyed it. 

This one seems cool too...  essentially a "mood saber". :)  Mine will inevitably be red or not work at all I'd wager, haha.

Seriously though, UM's stuff has really impressed me...  It may seem more child-like at first, but ultimately it's really quality stuff, and adds something fun to play with on your work desk during some "downtime", or in your collection room.  The Death Star planetarium has earned a spot on my favorites shelf where I usually only put select items.  It just looks cool, really.  When lit up though, it's even more neat.

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Gentle Giant / Female Stormtrooper Statue
« on: April 12, 2011, 09:25 PM »
New pics on the front page of the upcoming Female Stormtrooper statue...  Kind of neat, though I'm not familiar with who she is or her backstory at all.  Anyone care to enlighten me on that?


http://www.jedidefender.com/newspro/fullnews.cgi?newsid1302656168,88433,

I'm not a huge GG guy but this caught my eye.  I always dug the idea of female Stormtrooper divisions, like separate of the males or whatever, in Star Wars.

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12" Figures / 12" Militaries of Star Wars Bly
« on: March 24, 2011, 04:52 PM »
Guess who is coming to town?

12" Cmdr Bly

I really can't wait to see this figure's full reveal.  I love that he appears like he'll have his Phase 1 Helmet, or at least the exclusive I'm guessing will have both buckets maybe.

Great looking figure though.

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So how many of you applied for this at the start of the year?  Well if you did, watch your mailbox because I got my first freebie today...

I got a Deluxe Mandalorian w/Speederbike.  I sent for one or two more, I forget, but I'm anxious to see what my next item will be now.  I was hoping for this or Obi-Wan with the side-car BARC, so I was pleased at what I got from them. :)

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Just thought this would be fun to discuss...  Make up whatever, between Ultimate or regular packs, kind of trying to stay within the basic guidelines Hasbro has set with BP's in past precedents.

Right off the bat...

-Yavin War Room...  New Dodonna, Yavin Technician Commander (Tech with the Fleet trooper style tan shirt) w/headset, Leia (or Fleet Trooper Head variant), & light-up War Room Table (or swap out one of the previous figures for the table).

-Yavin Ceremony...  Proper Ceremony Han, Ceremony Luke with proper skin color, Ceremony Leia (would be nice, but it'd be a new figure I'd assume), Rebel Officer (Honor Guard with new head & hat, more brown color).

-Yavin Base...  2x Fleet Trooper (2 Head Variants), Crow's Nest Accessory, Hangar Technician w/Light Wands & Han's Money/Box dealies

-Death Star Escape...  VOTC Han w/Stormtrooper Belt ala the new Luke, Repack new Vintage Luke, Chewbacca w/Stormtrooper blaster rifle, Leia


I'm always up for weird ideas...  This kind of popped into my head thanks to some other Battlepack talk, so share what you're thinking too.  Realistic packs aren't really likely anyway, but it's fun to speculate.

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Feedback / darth punkinhed's feedback
« on: March 8, 2011, 03:00 AM »
Just wanted to say I've done a deal with Charlie, and the guy's awesome!  A great seller, really glad to have bought some figures off him and to have met him this past weekend at the local Toy Show to boot!

Thanks man!

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Joe Defender / 2011 Toy Fair Stuff
« on: February 12, 2011, 02:56 PM »
The news has poured in for Joe as much as anything...  Looks like a big year for the line.  New cards, new Skystriker, new lots of everything it seems.  And Renegades being realistic is a great thing and every reason I wished Clone Wars had been too.

We've been trying to keep up with the live news from the guys at the show in our Hasbro Toy Fair Early News post but it's a fast and furious pace to keep up with any line right now.  Seems like there's a lot of news already though and I'm sure I'm missing tons of details.

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Yup, it's happening.  :)  Just heard from our team at Toy Fair!

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Seems like Tarkin's now slated for the Vintage Line according to DD in the Force Cast.

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And it's not the Death Star...  ;)  

Darryl DePriest said in the Forcecast that three items he'd love to see get the major update are the Sailbarge Death Star and the Sandcrawler.  He said a theatrical re-release are the best hope for anything getting done, and that *drum roll* they have that...  A Death Star then, come the re-release of A New Hope to 3D theaters?

Hmmm...  Interesting.

The Sandcrawler, DD said basically doesn't stand much chance of getting redone.  Sorry to those who were hopeful on that then.  Also said that the Barge wouldn't likely happen till Episode 6 is out in the theaters again, even then he's doubtful it will get done as well.

But, playset fans rejoice.  As with any film release, you have a chance now of getting what you want.

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The Vintage Collection / An Ewok Update Coming... Who?
« on: February 10, 2011, 12:54 AM »
Also in the Force Cast from DD, an Ewok is getting an update...  Who?

We're down to pretty much Teebo and Logray needing the updates the most right?  I'm leaning towards Teebo then as Logray's not attrocious to me in anything but articulation.  Teebo's like a giant compared to all the rest now.

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The Vintage Collection / 2012 - "One EU Figure In Every Wave"
« on: February 10, 2011, 12:05 AM »
Interesting tidbit from Darryl DePriest in the ForceCast this week...

1 EU Figure in Every Wave come 2012.  I'm sort of surprised.  Plus his desire to see comic packs actually come back.  Let the EU bashing begin!  (or the love)

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