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Messages - Jesse James

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Since I could get the sets from Disney for less than retail, together, free shipping on Ebay, I went that route....  I'd love more of some of those droids!

I'm not really disappointed in anything shown yet...  They're not usually indicative of production shots, so I'll wait.  I think Yoda looks good though...  Luke's arms I get the anger on them not looking perfect by all means, but I also say they're intended for poseability so I'll take them.  His eyes look far goofier to me.  I could see swapping Bespin heads with him though.

Of the group they're all must-buy's to me.  I wanted a poseable (hyper poseable) Dagobah Training Luke since the day we got the OTC figure, honestly.  I hated the limited use of that figure from Day 1.  I wanted a Luke that can do it all, and he and this Yoda fill that role perfectly to me.

Other Collectibles / Star Wars Mini-Skateboards (Tech Deck)
« on: March 10, 2014, 05:18 AM »
Because if it exists, it must have Star Wars licensed versions of it, now "Tech Deck" mini-skateboards are licensed to put Star Wars characters on them.

I have to say the art was kinda neat.  They're something I sadly have looked at over the years.  The boys used to want them, and they annoyed the **** out of their mother and I, but I saw a purpose...

The purpose was that Tech Deck USED to make some elaborate sets to play with that were replicas of skate parks, and they're about action figure scaled...  Sets of staircases, etc.  I bought many on clearance and some looked great for displaying figures around out of the box, others take work.  Others went better with my military figures.

Anyway, long story short, I loved the sets...  Wouldn't it be neat if they made Star Wars locations you could play with your Star Wars Tech Deck on?  Like a Mos Eisley empty Hutt Swimming Pool playet?  Or a Coruscant rail you could slide along or fall 9,000,000 stories to your death if you missed it?  Nothing quite like playset teases.

These were spotted at a local Pittsburgh Target by moi, and they're neat looking but I bought none.  I'm sure Jeff wants a Han figure skating around on that Han board though.  :D

If its marked delivered the USPS employee has scanned the DC barcode n left it somewhere...  Check anywhere they might've left it besides the front porch...  It could've been stolen...  If you can't find it call into your office for the post master and they can at least ask the carrier who scanned it where he put it.  :-\

Other Toy Lines / Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
« on: March 7, 2014, 01:54 PM »
I have a ton of 3.75" Aliens and Predator stuff ever since I played a home made level to Jedi Knight... 

The concept was a mash-up of Star Wars and Aliens, but making it seamless and believable.  The Empire had a research facility on a desolate planet which the Rebels learn about, and call in Kyle Katarn to investigate.  He arrives, and the research is biological in nature, and it's the Aliens being studied inside the facility...

He gets found, escapes, but knocks out power to the base...  In doing so, the site's cages open, and Aliens get loose, and Kyle must escape.  There are a lot of puzzles and things (remotely controlling a mouse droid to open a door, etc.), but things go horribly wrong.  The Aliens the guy designed were skins but he heightened the speed of them, and their aggressiveness, and they'd attack anyone from neutral Imp scientists to Stormtroopers to Kyle and droids.

Anyway, Kyle kills a bunch of aliens, stormtroopers, and more, and bails on the planet, tells the Rebels to stay away from it after what happened, and that's that.  Since that moment, I've had this mash-up fetish for 3.75" Aliens figures in my SW universe.  I got one Microman Alien (mucho expensive), and bought the Hot Toys Snap Kits when they came out, which actually gained value.  The last Aliens series was hands down the best.

If Hiya is going to delve into Aliens and possibly make human characters, I'm excited for this.  The thought of a line of Colonial Marines is just awesome to me.  I love that universe, and just wish Hot Toys hadn't bailed on it right after it got really good.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Stupid **** From the Internet Thread.
« on: March 6, 2014, 07:09 PM »
I think there are like 30 different fetishes wrapped into one Youtube video there.

For the most part I won't "pay" for shipping on ebay. So if I would bid $x then I actually bid $x - shipping cost. Unless I really want it. So shipping cost stops me from bidding on a lot of things.

This is what I do...  I gauge what the shipping added on is, and if it puts it out of my reach of what I wanted to pay in the first place, I walk.  I do this even with online retailers like Amazon or EE as well.  If their shipping jacks it or I can't get free, I bail on the purchase...  It's all consumer perceptions really, but it's enough to make me walk on many auctions on Ebay.  You see something BIN for $10 you really wanted then the guy wants $12 shipping and you know you're getting it in the cheapest shipping method possible?  It's a turn-off to the seller, but that's me.

I never sell stuff on Ebay...  Looks like too much hassle.  I buy, but even that I do less of than I used to.

The other day I was buying a model kit from Asia...  Only way to get these kits, and they're awesome, but incredibly expensive.  I went through a 100 listings easily before I settled on the cheapest one between shipping ($3?  Asia?  Wow.) + BIN price...  I got it for less than $40 where these go for well more than that usually.

Likewise my RC tanks, I get many from Asia and they're huge.  I have to see a shipping I can live with or it jacks the BIN so high...  A friend of mine who sells and is in HK tells me how shipping isn't bad at all if you do it right, but many sellers overcharge because US customers assume it costs a ton to get something from them.  It's all in the packaging and the shipping method, and of course tracking it so it gets from A to B for sure.

Wow that's significant.  More than I thought.

Probably would work even less in the existing stormie holsters than the current blaster does (it's passable, for me), but yeah, that's a nicer sculpt.  More crisp, has a trigger (no guard still, goofy as that is), and it's a slightly better scale ultimately.  I'm fine with the one we have, but I'd love to see more of that one.

Since I got so many K-Mart sets I have so many of the fold-up stock one that I'm pretty well set on those for my life.  :-X

This one looks the best I think.  Would love to see it surface more.  I always love when Hasbro makes new, better guns.  Like the new one TVC Bespin Luke has...  Love better scale, detail, and quality, when they can.

Thing with that is when I see marke up shipping I don't buy.  Even a pretty decent deal I walk away.  I'm sure I'm not alone there.   :-\

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Six?
« on: March 5, 2014, 09:51 PM »
I don't believe the other seasons are on but they seem to be working on announcing that soon.  I was polled about it.  And other Star Wars stuff coming to Netflix as well but all 6 seasons of TCW being available was at the forefront of the poll.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2013-14
« on: March 5, 2014, 07:56 PM »
Would've loved to have Rupp.  :(

Yeah if I made a list of the "I want to......"'s I'd have one hell of a long list.  I have a ton of things on the table all the time.  Rarely much time to finish them.  I've had my Turbo Tank torn apart since I bought it.  I should put it back together till I'm finally ready, as I really just needed to see it apart first.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 4, 2014, 11:06 PM »
I liked the episode, but was a little deflated that Darryl's prior life was meh.

I think Beth's days are numbered.  I wonder what Vegas odds are on that?

I dug the backstory on TD about the Country Club...  Actually without TD I really wouldn't have picked up on all that ultimately.  I didn't quite get the "Rich Bitch" quasi-mannequin at the time.

And thanks to my local buddy Jim, I now have an MTT for $31 which I intend to customize into a more believable vehicle for the size...  Something of a Squad level transport, or even maybe just basically a "cargo truck" type of vehicle. 

I like the idea of a squad-size armored vehicle for the Separatists that would be sent into urban environments though.  Smaller, easier to maneuver, maybe a little zippier.  Maybe a little bit of a defense upward towards higher levels of buildings?  I have some ideas anyway.

Either way, for $31 it's tough to pass up any vehicle this large.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: March 4, 2014, 03:03 PM »
Gotta work off all that Colt .45

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