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My idea?

$20.99 new E-Web Cannon set...  Completely foldable legs, otherwise pretty simple snap-together pieces to make a new to-scale gun.  Include a general Veers update (use the TVC AT-AT Commander with a new head and I'm happy), and a Snowtrooper...  A new head would be neat, but whatever.  The gun needs a gunner is all.

$15.99 2-packs...  Battle of Hoth themed sets, to be specific.  One set, a Hoth Rebel Trooper head variation (new head and hat), with a new weapon.  And a Repacked TVC Echo Base Trooper.

Second set is a different Hoth Rebel Trooper Head variation (again, new head/hat, new gun or the basic rifle with this one perhaps), and a kitbashed Hoth Rebel Technician/Taun Taun Wrangler (mostly just the Echo trooper with a new head/hat).  Each set includes one piece of a Hoth Computer Station (which nicely compliments Torryn Farr!).

Just thinking about the quality of the K-Mart sets...  I'd be happy seeing them carry forward with the $21 and $16 format...  One nice big accessory update, and 2 nice 2-packs of army building fun that's quasi-new but not really.

I could see this expanding to other larger accessories too...  A new, better curved bar section, perhaps?  Or a Vehicle Maintenance Energizer?  Possibly an update of some other mini-rigs like the MLC-3 or CAP-4?  Small things, very OT-centric...  I think these would be awesome if they kept rolling out once a year.

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Star Wars Rebels / Star Wars Rebels - 5 POA Animated Style Figs
« on: October 12, 2013, 07:12 PM »
What's your take?  Where do you stand?

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Star Wars Rebels / Star Wars: Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« on: October 12, 2013, 07:10 PM »
A smaller line of ships isn't my cup of tea but could a Stormtrooper transport make this line?  What else?

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Star Wars Rebels / Star Wars: Rebels - Class I Vehicles
« on: October 12, 2013, 07:08 PM »
The Rebels Teaser video has me giddy...  I need that ATPT!

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What's the most awesome pose you've gotten a figure into?  The one you called your wife in to see, and she rolls her eyes.  The one the kids went, "That's awesome!", when they saw it.

I put the Clone Sgt. on my desk in a simple "at attention" pose...  It's calm, passive, but that menacing helmet and the clean armor.  It just screams that scene where the Empire's military might is basically born.  The rifle's resting against his shoulder delicately...  I love it.  Never really put a Clone in this pose, but I could imagine a hundred of them with appropriate officer colors mixed in would look pretty damn cool this way.

Not dynamic by any means...  but it inspired me.

You know you've done this too...  You know you've achieved some pretty cool looks with your figures, and you don't want to admit you were playing with your dolls posing your action figures for display.

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Vintage Figures That Need Redone
« on: August 19, 2013, 07:15 PM »
There probably won't be massive lists for most here, but am I the only one who would rebuy a number of TVC figures if they did them better?

Hoth Luke comes to mind...  He's too tall, lacks the thigh-strap sculpted to the holster (I HATE it sculpted to the figure's leg), and I really thought the non-removable helmet and half-assed mask look was really bad, bad, bad.

This figure, to my eye, stands out like a sore thumb...  The height is my #1 gripe though.

Is there a TVC figure you look at, and really wish they'd redo him already?

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Jocasta's Reading Room / The Star Wars Thread
« on: August 8, 2013, 05:59 PM »
Trailer posted for a comic, which is cool unto itself.

http://movies.yahoo.com/news/star-wars-trailer-offers-look-george-lucas-original-050000518.html

This will be the first comic series I've been excited about for Star Wars in quite a while and it won't even be part of the EU.  Go figure.

I plan to wait for a complete bound set of this though.

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The Original Trilogy / Does the Emperor Get Haircuts?
« on: August 2, 2013, 07:07 PM »
Like, seriously, I know we're to just accept that Han never changes clothes from Hoth to Jabba's Palace basically, but what about simple things like haircuts.  Who cuts the Emperor's hair?  Does he have a barber like on the Enterprise?  Is it awkward?

It seems like a really petty use of the force to just stop your hair from growing and keeping it perfect.

Is he particular, or picky?  Does he have a supercuts?

There are so many mundane questions for the Star Wars universe that haven't been answered.

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12" Figures / 1/6 General Grievous
« on: July 31, 2013, 03:42 PM »
Previewed a while back, the 1/6 General Grievous is up for pre-order out of the blue today!  A behemoth of a figure, I'm not quite sure where to place him in a collection...  He's a military guy, so I'd lean towards that side of things I guess but SS has him listed under Scum & Villainy...  that's odd.

I dig him, but $249.99 is a lotta moola.

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4489&sku=1000271

The exclusive version has a damaged mask portrait with it.

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TV-9D9 / Is Yularren's Perspective Now Radically Different...
« on: July 27, 2013, 07:38 PM »
Curious, but as I was opening a CW Yularren figure for his spiffy table, I was wondering to myself...  He's supposedly the ISB Officer at the briefing on the Death Star in Star Wars.  What his role is there, who knows, but he's there...  He's gone from a Naval Admiral to a whole new direction in the ISB over time.

He's also supposedly taken a demotion because he's a Colonel in that role, according to EU materials...

So what's Yularren's POV?  He doesn't seem like a horrible person in The Clone Wars...  Annoyed by the Jedi's methods at times, he still supports them, fights with them, fights for them, and obeys his commands.  He doesn't seem to hold the anymosity Tarkin does, for instance.

Does that mean his POV come ANH is completely 180'd and he is drinking the Impy kool-aid?  Or is Yularren's demotion possibly a sign of some objection to the post-ROTS purge of the Jedi?  Does Vader maybe keep him close for a reason?  Does he know Vader, much as Tarkin knows Vader and considers him a friend?

Never really thought much, till tonight, on the character's changes from 77 to now.

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Original Trilogy Collection / Recent Purchases
« on: July 27, 2013, 07:17 PM »
Wow, OTC no recent purchases thread?

Saw lots for sale at the Steel City Con this weekend...  Some, very cheap.  Got a loose incomplete Hammerhead for fun/customs bits.

I'm always looking for Combat Engineers, Fleet Security, Bren Derlin, and Power Droid and other figures from this series.  One of my favs. 

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Amazon Droid Factory Multi-Pack
« on: July 17, 2013, 07:54 PM »
So now we know the value of 6 figures that are all essentially repaints and pack-in pieces...  $60.   :o

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Realistic Clone Wars Wants?
« on: April 4, 2013, 07:56 PM »
Hard to discuss a hobby that's kind of dead at the moment, but I've heard good things about realistic Clone Wars figures.  With Scum's rumor of Cody, does anyone have a list of wishes for realistic style Clone Wars figures?

Or are you a "mains and done" kinda collector?

For me I was thinking mains and done, but at this point I'd take quite a few CW characters done realistically even at 5POA each...  Lil Ahsoka, CW Rex of course...  I'm thinking a new Baby Boba and some Death Watch could look pretty damn cool too.  Pre Vizla in particular.

A realistic Oppress would be interesting, as would Kenobi in his bounty hunter disguise, and even Dengar would get my attention since he's so significantly different to his OT character's look.

Trench would be a must since he was a big want for me animated as well.

Since CW is kaput as an animated line it's all there is to hope for 5 POA realistic sculpts.  At the proposed price, my curiosity is at least there.  They won't be up to my personal standards but at least they weren't $10 as well...  and they may be pretty damn great like Ellors Madak still looks on my shelf.

Anyone have particular wants?  Anyone into an extensive realistic CW line even?

If they have removable headgear, I'm far more interested than before too.  Little features may have my attention more if they're included.

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Modern Classifieds / Vintage & ROTS Clamshells
« on: March 27, 2013, 07:55 PM »
Does anyone need Clamshells?

I have 7 Vintage style, and 5 Revenge of the Sith style clamshells I no longer want to keep around.

$10 + shipping takes all 12...  Both protect Vintage figures fine, I just know I won't have a need for Clamshells going forward pretty much.

Hit me up ASAP or they're going elsewhere.

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The Black Series 6" Figures / 6" Scale Vehicles, A Fool's Dream?
« on: February 8, 2013, 12:57 AM »
This was brought up to me...  I honestly cannot imagine Hasbro trying ANY vehicles save something tiny like a Speederbike.  Speederbikes are really not much more than a 2nd figure when you think about it.

Beyond that i'm not sure I could even see something like a Dewback or Taun-Taun...  I think this line would really need to take off before any vehicles were considered, and as it stands, I think this line's going to struggle to capture the numbers of people it'll need to sustain itself.

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