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Toy Reviews / New JD Review: Tion Medon
« on: June 2, 2005, 01:58 AM »
The Pimpmaster of Star Wars may have been usurped...  Lando may have been dethroned.  The only cause could be an impressive pimp cane...  Tion Medon's got that!

Check the full review out Right Here and chime in with some thoughts on him.

I dig Tion...  He's not the most interesting guy to stick into a preview wave though, and his roll in the film is so brief and uninteresting that it's just rough to stomach that he was one of the preview wave.  How's this guy gonna make anyone pumped for Star Wars, ya know?  Hasbro does a boring "Senator" kind of figure much justice though, and that's good news.

But, with that said, he's an impressive sculpt, and he was a sign of great things to come for even the most dull of figures in the ROTS line-up.  Tion's sporting lots of articulation, a couple nice accessories...  That quality carried over, so that's a fantastic plus to us action figure fans.

So read, drink, and be merry... 

Newbies / Re: JediAmy checking in..............
« on: June 2, 2005, 01:32 AM »
Good thing we don't have a quota. :)  Welcome on over...  Always nice to see a new face, and one apparantly already known to many.

Have a good one, and enjoy the boards...

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Any ROTS Screen Scene Ideas Yet?
« on: June 1, 2005, 05:44 PM »
Oh man, this is one I'm gonna have to think about...  Lots of great scenes though.

I know one I'd want is a Kashyyk scene with a Gree grunt, a new Wookiee Warrior (thinner/shorter), and perhaps a Spider Droid or a beach obstacle/defense shield  and regular battle droid...

I could see an Utapau "Clone Zip Line" scene too...  Include a piece of the railing with maybe some pop off "stilts" so it sits up, and 3 Clones with working zip lines...  Hell, just make a new belt with a hook for the lines and include 3 SA Clones (A Cody, and 2 grunts perhaps?).

ROTS is packed with scenes I'd love to see made into great toys.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Tank Droid
« on: June 1, 2005, 05:41 PM »
With the ARC coming in at $30, I think the Droid Tank could match that price or come in cheaper.  A lot has to do with moving parts and whatnot...  It's not a large vehicle particularly, but its number of pieces (depending how it's made) could be substantial.  A center tread that rolls would be the only feature I was anxious for...  Beyond that I'd be content with a pretty simple toy.  It's small enough that scale shouldn't be an issue, but it might be...

Revenge of the Sith / Re: When will we see pics of new stuff?
« on: June 1, 2005, 05:38 PM »
I'd be content with them stocking up on figures, especially Clones, for a while...  Getting a break isn't a bad thing at this point.

Hell I still haven't seen the medical droid even, though I didn't get out to look much last week for anything...  So I could use a little downtime from "new" figures.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Crab Droid
« on: June 1, 2005, 05:37 PM »
Do its legs pop off like the Spider Droid's?  I have a couple Spidey's laid out with legs blown off and Clones strewn about and charging through...  My mini/temporary Clone Assault diorama while I figure out what to do for an Episode 3 shelf. :) 

Love the pop-off parts for "damage" effects. 

I agree Anton, and think the #41's the best sculpt to use (even with the slot in the back...  Hell just include packs for them even, even if not from the films...  it just makes the figure more fun and a nice new/different accessory).

I think the heads are the only thing to resculpt, unless there's an armor difference, at this point.  The AT-TE Gunner could even be reused to make a new Clone riding the BARC's (Neyo's group) or something.  I think Hasbro nailed the sculpt the first time around pretty good though...  So for Utapau grunts, or Coruscant, or most any variant of the Clone, the SA Body works pretty good.  Only the Commanders, and a few of the more specialized Clones would need a whole new sculpt (Gree's men on Kashyyk, obviously, would require a new sculpt, but hell, reuse it for a ROTJ Biker Scout!).

Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS - Deluxe Figures
« on: June 1, 2005, 05:32 PM »
I'm not sure if there's a comparison shot anywhere or not Jason.  I don't have it or I'd snap a pic for you.

The gun just got retooled from the original I heard...  Someone with both can confirm it or not for me...  I think they were just trying to minimize that big honkin' cannon the first one had, which was its most detracting feature I think.  Make it a little more accurate.

30th Anniversary Collection / Re: How big is your army?
« on: June 1, 2005, 05:29 PM »
My "army" is apparantly just a squad in comparison to your army there Rob.  Damn! :(  I gotta play catch up if I can find some Clone grunts.

Yeah I've noticed someone mention that one somewhere...  Gotta change the blade on my Agen I guess.  Did Kit Fisto use a blue saber then, or green?  I was thinking there was only one green Saber and 2 blue, but the scene's sorta hazy in my mind now.

Newbies / Re: New to the site
« on: June 1, 2005, 05:22 PM »
Welcome aboard mate...

Have a good time, and I'm sure you'll learn a lot here.  Some of the best collectors in the hobby are members and staff here, so you're in good company. 

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« on: June 1, 2005, 05:21 PM »
For the first time I've seen a D-Day Spitfire in person.  I'm temppted to take back my Spit for the D-Day.

The figures still haven't shown in my area, nor has the Panzer, nor the Dodge Truck, etc...  I'm bumming.  I wanted to pick up Marines and BotB figures galore. :(  Wal-Mart sucks ass for distribution.  I miss TRU carrying the line, though they bungled the German figures completely.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Who's got the best burger?
« on: June 1, 2005, 05:09 PM »
This makes me think how much I used to love Hardee's Burgers but the Hardee's in Pittsburgh are all gone save for one that USED to be in a rough part of town near where a girl I dated used to live...  They rocked.  Those and Rax, but that was a roast beef/deli meats type place.

I swear, these places like White Castle and In & Out (Heh) are just foreign to me.  Even when I used to travel a bit I didn't recall seeing these places.

I like Steak & Shake in Pittsburgh, but there's literally only 2 of them here right now, and none within 45 minutes of my house.  They're like an oddity here that people will line up and wait a very long time to eat there.  It's kinda funny.  One's opening at the new mall which will put it about 25 minutes from me (5 minutes from my gf's house) so that's good...  Makes it worthwhile to go to.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: EZBoards got Nuked
« on: June 1, 2005, 05:03 PM »
The X-Treme Detail Military Collectibles boards used to be hosted through there since it's a relatively small and privately run community...  They have a separate forum now, but I can imagine the turmoil that would've caused.  Those guys go ape**** when their site's down, like it's crack.

There's some good modeling forums on there with lots of tips and tricks archived.  Sad if that stuff's lost from a customizer's standpoint.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny
« on: June 1, 2005, 05:01 PM »
$.04 is the most I think I'd go for unless the penney jar had some larger value coin in it (dime, nickle, etc.) which those of course are fair game as well.

To me, you should never take more than the next highest value coin...  So if it's just penney's in there, $.04 is your limit.

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