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LEGO / Re: Scooby-Doo
« on: Today at 02:59 AM »
Feeling like a General Lee is a must.

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Maybe it was paint stuck and he didn't realize it?  I don't think anyone questioned your story Jayson.  You were given the info by someone who owned it (clearly) so you didn't do anything to incite nerd rage.  You wouldn't ever have to do much even if you wanted to.  ;D

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I think I'm looking at it at a slightly different perspective from you Jeff, in that I'm looking at it from a "by the case" standard sort of thing.

I want Mosep, I want the Carbo Han...  Jawas, eh, I have literally dozens I'm content with and I guess that's where I'm at this point where I want greatness without the fluff Hasbro always squeezes in.  That is to say, I don't want repaints, repacks, and the other horse**** that gets put into case assortments under the guise of "it takes X to help pay for Y".  Which I always accept, but a $2 price hike on top of it makes me beg the question of just how much fluff they NEED to put in there then.

That said, if a case comes out and it's a solid grouping, or 2x of each, or whatnot...  I'm open to cases too.  I'm just questioning how easily it can be done getting 1x of what I want for retail...  I've written stores like WM or Target out because they feel to me as though they've written the line off for the most part.  TRU you can find stuff, but it's never a guarantee.  I hate hunting for stuff. 

Amazon I think is a viable option.  Sets, perhaps may work, depending on how Hasbro decides to boner things up with repacks.

I'm far from saying I dislike what we get...  I'm just saying the further and further they push retail lines, the less and less I like it all.  Case assortments have to be a lot more collector friendly for me, I guess.

That and I hope things maintain at 20 figures or so a year...  Less even.  I like the lower numbers.  I never understand people wanting 60 figures in a year anymore.

But like you said Jeff, a Jawa 2-Pack is a 2-pack in general, and that's a step in the right direction at least even if it's not something I'm giddy about.  If it were in a set I had to buy and I wanted the rest, I'm in on that.  But what if it were just a Jawa?  Or what if it were that Yoda, or R5 droid (And I LOVE droid repaints)?  Things start getting funky at that point.

I still like Star Wars toys, if they're things I really want...  Han Carbonite and Mosep could turn my mind around 100% if I had either one in my hand at this moment.  It also feels like a lifetime ago that we saw them.  Maybe it's just the long lull since the last time I saw that that I've not bought anything new at all.  Hardly anything old either it seems.  :-\

Last year didn't help me either.  I got some figures I love like that Dagobah Luke, and I'm in the minority.  And like you Darby, I'd probably been content to get Torryn Farr and the Snowie Commander for even the inflated price (though not multiples of either, like I ultimately did, short of a steep discount).  I really loved Ree Yees and Doallyn's doppelganger and definitely would've paid $13 for each of them as well.  Good stuff is there, but something is just off for me right now, I guess.

I guess it's not so much the price hike's actual financial impact, especially if figure counts on the year stay similar.  I think it's more just how it makes me perhaps a little more critical of the toy itself?  Such as Yoda, who I could pass through my nitpicking because the backpack, the gear, and all that made it cool and fun to me.  But $2 more and I'm looking at it and thinking Yoda's more an accessory that should've been packed with Luke (I'm kidding...  sorta.  :-X).

Anyway, like I said, I'm still buying...  I'm out on extras short of sales though, and if cases are not collector-friendly, not sure what I'll do outside of Amazon, which makes me kind of antsy because they don't always get their pre-orders up quickly with Star Wars stuff.  Sometimes they do, but sometimes they're way behind it seems.

It'll really suck when they re-release stuff like the INC or Fleet Trooper, but at more money, and when I wanted many more of both if I could get them.  Same with the Echo Base Rebel, or Legacy Hoth Rebels, should either see their way back to retail.  I want more...  but at $13 a pop for things made years ago, army building is just not justifiable.

I hope buying online will be relatively easy for the year I guess.

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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: GOG.com Going Nuts Releasing Star Wars Games
« on: January 27, 2015, 08:52 PM »
Oh, and by the by, the X-Wing: Alliance Upgrade Project, is indeed working to modify their modifications for the old original release of the game, so that it will work with GOG's digital download.

That's right folks, if you have the machine for it, hyper detailed graphics and ship models will be available so this game looks much more modern!

http://www.xwaupgrade.com/

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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: GOG.com Going Nuts Releasing Star Wars Games
« on: January 27, 2015, 08:50 PM »
Ugh I hear you on that...  My gf bought a truck before Christmas, which when you get something old (99) with over 100k on it you know it'll have problems, but I've nicknamed this thing Murphy...  and I do my own work, and with a steep parts discount (better than garage discounts), so I can totally feel your pain there.

At the moment it's apart in the garage while I try figuring out why the alternator is intermittently kicking the battery light on/off.  Electrical probs are always a real joy to track down. 

Murphy strikes again.  ::)

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: January 27, 2015, 08:16 PM »
YodasNews is reporting that all retailers WILL be bumping prices up by $2/fig soon if they haven't already.

What say ye?

I say, fart.

And that it will certainly impact me.  I've found fun in other toy lines.  Ones I feel I get more out of in terms of fun, quality, detail, etc.  I'll still buy some Star Wars figures, and I'm firmly entrenched in the camp that if they improved quality to include multiple posed hands, multiple heads, nice accessories (and paint apps were actually decent), then I'd be ok with price hikes...  Unfortunately since 2008-now we've seen pretty steady price hikes (and now a spike) while quality has regressed obviously. 

I mean, that Yoda?  The R5 droid?  Any repaint or repack?  Those things are kind of unjustifiable with the price increases.  Likewise Luke's arms...  and I'm a fan!  But at $13 I'd want to have seen far better execution on that articulation.

Anyway, yeah, I'm here...  I'll buy, but I think I'm done with anything PT era.  Not much OT will catch my attention either.  4" is dying, or it feels like it is.  The 5 POA stuff, some of it looks nice, but it's not better than anything it's replacing, to me, so I'm not into that.  If it's new, maybe, but if not then it's not even on my radar right now.

Kinda feeling like Star Wars just sucks, to me.  :(  At least the collecting side of it.  Not much to be interested in, happy about, or enthused.  Hell, I was geeked for those Rebels ships, then I got them, and they blow.

My biggest collecting happiness this year was ultimately getting those ship 2-packs for super cheap...  that and discovering Acid Rain World toys and other fun stuff I'm buying into now that aren't cheap, but deliver on a level Star Wars probably never could due to the license.

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The figure looks like production paint so I'm assuming it's a production figure overseas.  Guessing Jayson just ran into a language barrier issue perhaps.  It happens.  Bossk is back on my radar.  Without the jaw joint, I was pretty ready to just pass.  Seems Hasbro didn't cut a corner here afterall. :)  I'm pretty happy since I wanted only that figure, and the thought of any cost cutting measure was immediately annoying.

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That's a nice little deal for droid diversity.

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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: GOG.com Going Nuts Releasing Star Wars Games
« on: January 23, 2015, 04:04 PM »
I'm not so sure...  Porting old games seems relatively easy, but each I'm not counting on it.

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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: GOG.com Going Nuts Releasing Star Wars Games
« on: January 22, 2015, 08:21 PM »
More...

The original Rogue Squad, which had good story and awesome new EU vehicles (love the hover tanks in it.  Antiquated looking but neat), Empire At War (complete game!) Rebellion (blah), Republic Commando (AWESOME!)...  Lots of goodness and more to come in 2015 they say.

I'm hopeful for Force Commander, the other Rogue Squad Games, Bounty Hunter...  All great storylines, and despite Matt_Fury and I disagreeing on FC's gameplay, I still maintain it's a miles superior game overall to Galactic Battlegrounds.  Empire At War, eh, not so much.  I barely played that though due to the game's demands on my machine at the time.  :(  It played nice though, what I did play.

Jedi Knight (How'd I forget) now also on GOG...  Hopefully Mysteries of the Sith soon to follow.  People who didn't play Dark Forces, JK, and MOTS, missed out on some of the finest EU in all of EU. 

Those alone + XW, TIE, and XW: Alliance, would've made me happy.  The rest of these downloads are just a bowl of gravy at this point.

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I, on the other hand, consider ROTJ to be one of the deepest pools of characters and rescupts needing done!  :)

1 ) Endor Rebel Soldier SA Resculpt (Either a POTF2 costume resculpt, or the vintage figure resculpt.  I'll take either, but neither has a good modern figure)  (I'd basically take a Nik Sant too, though I consider it a distinctly diff uniform)
2 ) Rebel Crewman (At Home 1 Briefing, brown uniforms, ballcaps w/diamond logos, gear box on belt, etc.)
3 ) Palace Ishi Tib (I want the Rebel one resculpted too though)
4 ) Funeral Pyre Vader
5 ) Amanamanamanaman Resculpt
6 ) Sgt. Doallyn (Palace Variation)
7 ) Human Guard That Shoots Luke's Hand
8 ) Human Guard in "Russian" Style Hat (with Deck Gun)
9 ) Yots Oren (eh, why not?)
10) Geezum

I still can't get on the Frozec train...  I want any/all Endor Rebels redone though.  :-\

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Recent purchases
« on: January 21, 2015, 11:32 PM »
Picked up a bunch of Biggs on clearance at Amazon and to my shock he is a perfect fit for the AT-ST Pilot heads (K-Mart sets), of which I have about 3 billion of them sitting here, even some unopened I think.  Fell into some fun pilot headswapping with that.

The AT-ST guy heads don't fit on much I'd found, then this, so I'm happy.  I'll do headcasts for the headless AT-ST guys then I guess down the road.  Overall a goofy good day in a way.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2014-15
« on: January 21, 2015, 07:15 PM »
Yes.  I think the Broncos aren't anywhere near the Patriots, as a team.  I think it'll be much more interesting seeing Brady & Co. go head-to-head with the Seahawks D this year than what Denver had going last year.  Denver was good last year (and this year) but I really feel this'll be a more competitive game from both teams.

Not that I predicted the drubbing Denver got last year by any means, quite the opposite.  I think this'll be more interesting this year though.

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Other Collectibles / Re: Revoltech Star Wars Figures
« on: January 21, 2015, 02:32 PM »
I've found their times are usually pretty good but usually later in the month listed.

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The Wookiee Arcade / GOG.com Going Nuts Releasing Star Wars Games
« on: January 21, 2015, 12:48 AM »
My dreams are coming true!

First GOG.com released X-Wing and TIE Fighter...  Now?  Oh my!

GOG released KOTOR II, Battlefront II, Galactic Battlegrounds, X-Wing Vs. TIE Fighter, and my favorites...

Dark Forces, and X-Wing: Alliance too!

Yes, two of the ULTIMATE storylines in Star Wars EU, ever IMHO, are now simple downloadable games that'll play on modern machines.

To boot?  X-Wing: Alliance may damn well be moddable so if you have a fast rig, check out X-Wing: Alliance Upgrade...  they've made insanely detailed ops for the game for YEARS (since its release), and can make Alliance look like it was made yesterday visually.

Your PC will need to be beefy to run Alliance Upgrade downloads but I'm guessing they're already making sure it's compatible and everything works.  They can take the game from dated looking, to something you'd see on any modern console (or better).  Their work is professional to say the least.

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