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Announcements / JD Front Page - It's back!
« on: October 23, 2012, 04:08 PM »
We're working on the front page after a little technical glitch.  :-X  :-*

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These 2-packs, at these prices, are more in line with what I think the line should be at, price-wise...  Would people be into more rounds of these?  I can't imagine there's going to be many no's to that query but you never know.

I was thinking, especially with the AT-ST Pilot sets, how cool future sets could be... 

My immediate want is Fleet Trooper/Stormtrooper sets.  Either 2 RFT's and 2 ST's or 1 of each in a set, maybe two sets with maybe slightly different decoes.  I love the packaging and would enjoy something like that, done relatively inexpensive with minimal new toolings and maybe different decoes or accessories.  Too bad these didn't happen till the end of the line.  This format has potentional I think.

My 2nd want would be "Death Star Trooper/Naval Officer" 2-pack...  Take the new DST, repaint the head with a new deco to the hair, voila... new trooper.  Take another of the new DST's, put a new head on it, put an imperial officer hat on it...  voila, make one of the random black tuniced officers (if you wanna be picky, add a rank badge, but I could live without it).

I'd dig a Sandtrooper/Sandperson too...  maybe make the Sandtrooper a unique deco/rank, new long storm/sandtrooper rifle (the one Chewie uses on the Death Star) and put in the Vintage Sandperson with a new deco, maybe some "war trophy" type accessories and stuff?

Simple sets like that would really be interesting to me.

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Gentle Giant / GG Bookends
« on: October 17, 2012, 04:02 AM »
I got the Star Wars Silver ones at Borders on the cheapy cheap but man, do I want this one that just went up for pre-order.   :'(



May have to cave and pick this up at some point.

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12" Figures / 1/6 TPM Obi-Wan
« on: September 20, 2012, 08:37 PM »
Up for pre-order and the exclusive has an "angry" hulk smash kind of headsculpt as an extra!  Nice!

Go.  Buy.  Now.

Or you'll miss out on the extra noggin'!

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Gentle Giant / EE Exclusive Scout Trooper Ewok Attack Maquette
« on: September 8, 2012, 10:46 PM »
...at this point, we're not sure!

But via Twitter today, EE let it be known that they've lined up a mystery Star Wars Exclusive. :)

Not even sure if it's Hasbro but I figured we'd start a thread.

Let the rampant, unruly, unrealistic speculation begin!

I'll kick it off...

To-Scale Jabba's Sail Barge with desert sand stand that the UBP Sarlacc plugs into, and JP ICMG Figure pack-in.  F it!  If I'm randomly guessing, I'm guessing stupid!

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Modern Classifieds / Loose Clone Wars Bonanza!
« on: July 17, 2012, 09:01 PM »
Carded/Boxed Sets:

-Wal-Mart Exc. AT-RT (Red Deco)
-WM (AKA TJ Maxx?) Exc. Brain Invaders 2-Pack (Ahsoka & Scythe)

Loose Figures (Completeness Noted):

-Defend Kamino Echo (2 Rifles, Helmet)
-Defend Kamino Fives (2 Rifles, Helmet)
-Geonosian Warrior (Red Chest Dot, Rifle, Wings/back part)
-Geonosian Warrior (Blue Chest Dot, Rifle, Wings/Back Part)
-Deluxe Cad Bane (hat, sachel, rifle, pistols)
-Deluxe Scuba Clone (Rebreather/pack, 2 fins)
-WM (AKA TJ Maxx?) Exc. Brain Invaders Clonetrooper Scythe (Rifle, helmet)
-WM Exc. AT-RT Driver (Red camo ARF Trooper), (Rifles) x2
-Deluxe Rep. Scout Speeder ARF Trooper, Red Republic Markings (Rifles) x4
-Deluxe Brown Camo AT-RT ARF Trooper (Brown Camo) (Rifle)
-Attack On The Coronet Clone Troopers (No Droids!!!!) (Rifles) x1 of each paintjob

That is 16 loose figures + 1 packaged DVD 2-pack + 1 packaged WM AT-RT set...  I'd like $60 total, shipped, for the entire lot! :)  Just want the cost on the packaged stuff and less than $3 a figure on the loose guys.

Tons of army builders and other goodies.  Also I'll include some extra blaster rifles and there's a mix of stands, dice, and game cards too.  Some figures will have their card and some won't.

Send me a PM if you're interested, otherwise it's off to the local scalper store with them I think.

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Bump...  Seems like the Curto/Burns collector podcast maybe is lockign down where the head variant AT-ST Pilot we saw is going to turn up...  Vintage 2-packs of AT-ST Drivers and Ewok Hijackers...  Perfect complements to the ROTJ AT-ST.

We've seen one of the AT-ST Pilots and it's a new head, 100%.  Haven't seen the other, but I'm betting it's new too.

The harnesses are a new color too, not sure on new helmets.  Hopefully.

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Hasbro and HunterPR were kind enough to pass along one of these sets for us to review.


Clicky to go to the Full Story!

Feel free to check it out and see what interesting things I discovered with the set.  Namely, I have to say, I was surprised how much I liked certain figures.  I'm also a bit surprised how much I liked the complete set itself.  It's a great overall Saga piece that looks like it'd display really nice.

People hoping for mint carded figures though, beware.  You're probably going to have to order a set or find them at retail for truly mint cards.

And the Jar Jar in Carbonite...  A blueprint for things to come?

Check it out.  I haven't been able to devote a lot of time to a long review in a while, and whew was that a longer one.

Apologies for pictures...  My 10MP camera isn't up to snuff with what other folks have but it did ok.  Finding a place to shoot pictures of an item this big was maybe a bigger pain to figure out!

Share your thoughts when you're done reading!

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Oh my.

Must...

resist...

ordering...

both...

Gah!

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4489&sku=1000301&ref=learnmore_1000301

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4489&sku=100054&ref=companion_cross_1000301

Seriously though, I'm tempted on at least the trooper.  I really like that one.  Very well done, detailed, lots of good gear too with the extra rifle the exclusive guy has.  A nice nod there.

May cave here.  Between him, Bossk, and IG-88, I'm really looking at getting something soon.

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Collector's Tips / Tiered Shelving (The Spice Rack Thread)
« on: July 3, 2012, 02:57 AM »
Found these at Wal-Mart recently, and decided they'd make a nice story for someone looking for something cheap, fairly efficient and customizable right out of the box, and which had the potential for expanded customizability without a lot of effort (IE: A quick spraypaint job to make it more Star Warsy).


Clicky to go to the story!

I've bought a couple...  I've already got some simple customizing ideas for this particular spice rack, but I was thinking you could customize each one to any specific environment with minimal effort...  I have a pretty elaborate plan for one that I really hope to get done, but I'm not quite sure how I'm going to go about it just yet.  :)

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12" Figures / New 1/6 Vader?
« on: June 18, 2012, 11:23 PM »
Sure seems that way...

Yeesh I'll want this one.  I passed on the first. :(



http://www.sideshowtoy.com/experience/2012/06/15/behind-the-scenes-look-at-a-sith-lord/

Kinda glad I did wait though as I'd want a removable bucket one...  I'm just dejected at the inevitable cost it'll be.  I can't see this one being even $150 to $180, but it's the one I'll want as a "centerpiece" type item in my collection.

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12" Figures / Sideshow Cmdr. Fox
« on: June 18, 2012, 11:20 PM »
Incase you haven't noticed, it seems a 1/6 Commander Fox figure from The Clone Wars is being teased for SDCC...  Not wild about the "piece at a time" teasing since it makes reporting him a bit of a pain, but yeah...

Check him out!

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150925940094145&set=a.102911084144.82256.19004299144&type=3&theater

And like them and they reveal a new piece with each 1000 new fans.

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Star Wars: 1313 - The Figures
« on: June 1, 2012, 01:25 PM »
This seems like it's going to have a bit of a push to it that goes beyond just the game.  Maybe a book or something, maybe a bit more.  There's already speculation on figures.

Since so little is known about the game right now, I thought I'd just start a thread for any speculation.

The "Imperial Gunship" type thing looks cool but quite sizable...  Not counting on that happening.  One never knows though, I guess.

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K-Mart gets an exclusive, again, that you may or may not care about...

First,
Sandtroopers.com has the scoop on this, so go check it out!  Clicky the image to see it.

But second...  Yeah, you own this right?  Well, not really...  This is the AT-ST repaint, at least it seems anyway, attempting to recreate the walker that Chewie and his little dingleberries attempt to commandeer for the Rebel Alliance!

So assuming it's not particularly cheap, but not particularly expensive, where does this fit in your collecting world?

For me, this is an easy purchase...  I have literally a stack of AT-ST's from Wal-Mart...  I'm semi-hopeful they're going to fix the walking joints so that they're less prone to cracking, but that'll only be known with time and opening one up.  What I'm more geeked about is the deco.  The original's deco was plain which I liked for army building.  The 2nd one was an inaccurate Hoth one since that walker has significant differences in its design.

This one though, I like that they're trying to give fans the specific walker with the damage on the nose, which served as the life-size prop/set piece, which Chewie and the Ewok hijackers take.  :)  It'll be THE walker I display since I want to display it specifically with its appropriate Ewoks and Chewbacca.  Might even have it standing over a destroyed one of the Wal-Mart walkers.

This is far cooler than the B-Wing, or TRU's half-assed Y-Wing.  I think this is, somewhat shockingly, K-Mart for the win.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Clone Wars Wave 28 (2012 Wave 3)
« on: April 17, 2012, 02:02 AM »
These are in stock at Brian's Toys now if you want to order a set and avoid buying a full case, and looking around for them at retail wasting gas.

Clone Wars 2012 Wave 3

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