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Messages - Jesse James

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If we were really fortunate, a bare-armed Luke that exists already would swap perfectly with this figure's arms...

I can almost guarantee that won't happen, but yeah if we were lucky.  :(

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Opened my first claim against a seller today...  Very cordial and cool about refunding me a little money.

I'd bought something that said it was unopened, but it was clearly opened at some point.  Since it is something relatively fragile I was reluctant then to just accept it as-is, and asked for just the shipping returned to me which the seller happily did for me.  Very cool and appreciated.

It wasn't much $ being talked about, just $5-ish, but it made the difference to me, and I walked away quite happy and impressed at how nice the seller was about it all.

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EDIT: Wrong location to post that, sorry.

Meant to post in the other 4" scale thread.

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I know what they wanted to do was have him able to hold his arms square to his chest ala holding his straps on the backpack...  The ball joint as it stands doesn't do that, but it could I think...  Some redesign.  They opted for the double-hinge which I don't like how it looks either, but for me the functionality of it trumps the aesthetics.

Hell, they've done articulated Luke bare arms already using ball joints and they obviously look miles superior to that...  They couldn't do what was intended here though either. 

So it's the trade off of function over aesthetics...  In this case, personally I take the function since one exists that opted for the other.  People are griping a lot, but for my money this is a $10 figure...  OTC is a $5 figure.  For $10 I want a Luke that can do it all.

Not to say if they did one with traditional ball joints down the road, that I wouldn't buy it.  I'd probably prefer it to this, given the option.  But this is better than the OTC for me...  This is the one that'll be more fun.  Just wondering now if I can make a little jacket for him to wear while he sulks.

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Joe Defender / Re: 50th Anniversary Line
« on: May 29, 2014, 02:13 PM »
Reminds me of the last wave of Legacy/BAD figures...  It went from TRU only to TRU & Online shared iirc...  I feel like it is TRU saying we'll order X, and Hasbro realizing they'll have more that TRU may not re-order, so they offered them to online retailers who jumped at it.

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Personally I like Luke...  OTC exists, so for my money they were trying to deliver the Luke I wanted back when the OTC one came out.  A hyper articulated "do it all" Dagobah Training Luke figure...  So to that end I'm pretty happy.

I'm not a fan of the double-hinged elbow, and I would've preferred they tried to achieve a greater range of motion with their traditional ball-jointed elbows...  I think they could've managed a little more motion without as noticeable a joint as they have with the double-hinge.

I hate the double-hinges on GI Joes too, personally.  It allows greater motion for their knees, and that's cool and all, but I just don't care for the aesthetics.

That said, I'll take this version all day over the OTC statue...  It's good for hand stands or holding his backpack straps, and that's it.  This figure is just more "fun" to me. 

I'm excited to get Luke maybe the most...  I've waited since, what, 2004 now?  That and Yoda with the cloth backpack?  I'm giddy.  I'm getting two of each.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: May 29, 2014, 01:55 PM »
if they start sneaking in 1 or 2 new figures in a set of 6 or 8 with a rehashed vehicle or creature?  That's just uncool and manipulative.

And yet, I see countless posts at other places where people are begging for "at least one new figure" in these sets.   ::)

I don't get the complaining about these sets being all repacks.  To me it's great - I can skip it, save the $75-125 and move on with my life.

EXACTLY!

How insanely desperate to buy a Star Wars toy do you have to be, to want to buy a $100 box of stuff you have to get one or two new figures in it!?  Holy moly people are irrational in this hobby.

I've enjoyed lulls in the line because I've delved into other things I wanted to, but budget didn't allow. 

I liked the Arena Jedi...  Some didn't, but I did.  Re-using GOOD Jedi sculpts with new heads and decos...  I'll pay $40 for that.

That Endor set?  I honestly have no clue why anyone would be "excited" about that aside from someone who doesn't have most of it.  I got AT-ST's as low as $7-ish, and I have all the figures in the set two or more times over...  And I think Han looks like dick, personally.

I don't expect all new with any of these, but I mean if the Cantina set were like the Arena or Pilot set with some new heads on existing bodies redecoed, and maybe Ponda and the Doc, eh...  I could be into it.  I'm still hardly "excited" though because the name alone suggests you won't be getting everything new, and you're going to get some stuff you may not want.

Are people still popping a chub over the prospect of getting a Gammorrean Guard that much, that that Rancor set (which has to be expensive, and of which I already own a dandy Rancor) is appealing?  I mean, I know the Gammie is a cool figure and was tough to get, but...  come on!  You know you probably already have the Rancor, so can your juices really flow for that set knowing that you have the thing that's going to cost you the most with it?

I don't get it, seriously...  Some people have no self control, nor logic.

Now, if you don't have that stuff, I more than get why you like it...  But even the packaging isn't nice, really, so even packaged guys don't have reason to be joyous.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: May 28, 2014, 07:31 PM »
I'm kind of hoping it is all old stuff...  If they sneak one or two "new" things into a big box of rehash, for a high price, that just sucks.  I didn't really get people's excitement over that Endor set unless you didn't have a significant portion of what it contains...  If these other sets are like one or two new guys and a whole lotta old, I'm a bit miffed.

Now if they're like past TRU sets with reused parts but lots of "new" sucj as the rebel pilots or arena Jedi, I'm giddy to speculate.  That Endor set was beyond uninteresting to me though.

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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Star Wars Angry Birds II
« on: May 28, 2014, 04:14 PM »
You're gonna want to clean out the charging port.  :(

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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Star Wars Angry Birds II
« on: May 28, 2014, 01:52 PM »
But Hasblow failed....  Right? 

And I mean it's not like those ABSW toys are cheap to produce....  Are they? :-[

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The Original Trilogy / Re: Luke's Bespin "Fatigues"
« on: May 26, 2014, 12:01 PM »
Well wedge is always gonna be a pilot of course so I'd say yeah...  It's possible Luke's rank etc is ok his clip on thing I think.  That he sports in his cold weather duds.  Just a thought...  He does have that rank badge on tho on Hoth then not later. 

Since we only see that outfit once it's hard to say definitively obviously but iirc WEG did say it was a ground unifor for what that's worth. :/

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The Original Trilogy / Re: Luke's Bespin "Fatigues"
« on: May 25, 2014, 11:31 AM »
Iirc west end games says it is a Rebel pilots ground fatigues...  It looks military so for my $ it makes sense.

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Nothing new so money saved I guess.  That's ok by me.  Better than them sneaking an improved Han or Leia in there.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How's the weather?
« on: May 22, 2014, 08:31 PM »
I just hope you guys get rain man...  Lots of very slow drizzling rain over along period of time.  No downpours, just quenching stuff.  Stay safe out there man.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: May 22, 2014, 08:30 PM »
Damn near everyone in the background of that video was in costume, so yeah...  Hey, whatever.  I guarantee there will be CGI characters too though.  I feel it's inevitable. 

I don't mind CGI stuff...  Sebulba was pretty extraordinary, especially at the time.  Honestly, even Jar Jar was pretty state of the art at the time.

I liked the weird thing that wandered through the shot, but yeah why read anything into any of it? 

I'm just glad Abrams seems to be attempting to reinforce that he cares about this, and doesn't want to piss people off.  I'm sure he will because if there is something more picky than a Star Trek fan it's a Star Wars fan, but hey I'm just along for the ride no matter how it turns out.

Then again I liked both his Trek films.  I'd love more of those honestly.

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