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Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS Deluxe Clone 3-packs
« on: August 17, 2005, 01:59 AM »
Perhaps...  It's possible they've whipped these up for themselves too, but weird.  I know this hasn't surfaced at retail so it seems odd that they'd get it for themselves.

On a completely seprate note...

My gf's kids have gotten more into the basic figures since they can actually sometimes find ones they like, such as the oldest boy got an AT-TE Gunner the other day and the youngest found a Clone Commander.

Anyway, the kids of course want figures I can hardly find for them...   ::)  But they're finding some stuff at least.  So the other day they were at Wal-Mart and each spotted the 3-packs on the pegs and their mother picked them up for them.

She asked me that night, "Do they take stuff back that's been opened?", and I asked her why she wanted to know.  She told me the boys had gotten these Clone sets and opened them but were mad at how bad the figures were.  The youngest boy's exact words were, "These things suck, they don't move.  I like the other ones".

So I was down over the weekend and they were re-telling me about their Clone woes, and I just laughed and said I knew how they felt.  :)  Kids say the darndest things.

The Wookiee Arcade / Re: ICONS: Star Wars Games
« on: August 16, 2005, 12:45 AM »
A bitch of a level man...

See Matt, someone liked it. :)  That's 2!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How long has that damned RS been down?
« on: August 16, 2005, 12:40 AM »
A virus, a worm, or a condom I could agree with...  Sophisticated?  Hmmmm  I dunno about that.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2005-2006 Thread
« on: August 16, 2005, 12:30 AM »
Ties are a killer for sports I think and the NHL needs every bit of help it can get to make their game exciting and interesting to EVERYONE.  Ties are a bigger drag then on the slumping NHL than other sports I believe, so I'm ok with the shoot-out format.

If the NHL would enforce rules in general though, I think you'd see a hell of a lot less ties, but that's just my opinion.

Anyway, I'm optomistic with the new format and will watch anxiously to see how it's received.

In Pittsburgh news we got Leclaire...  Who if he remains healthy will be another big contributor to the offense.  He's got the hockey curse of back problems though, soooooo hmmm.  Pitt's all-too-familiar with that injury (hell, I even have back problems from my days playing...  I think it comes with the game).

I wonder how much Rechi being here, and being a close friend of Lemieux's, got us to push for Le Claire? 

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Jedi After Episode 3?
« on: August 15, 2005, 08:10 PM »
I thought I recalled reading that in one VD too Valin... Cool.

I think even on Coruscant, among the "common folk" you'd see a lot of Jedi-Esque outfits too.  Though you could also see the pants and shirt deal too like Han since that's not the most elaborate set of duds either...  I'd expect pretty vast and varied styles of dress.  The Jedi outfit looks like something a poor man may wear though and it seems the galaxy's teeming with poor... 

Though look at Ani/Padme in their disguises to leave Coruscant...  Refugees in some interesting garb there.   :-\

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: VOTC/OTC Purchases
« on: August 15, 2005, 08:01 PM »
I'll do what I can...    ::)  ;)

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Jedi Council sets 3 & 4
« on: August 15, 2005, 08:01 PM »
I'd buy them just for the base at that price, but the fodder's great too.

Shame those later sets were so poor compared to the originals.  There are some actually really great figures in those first two 3-packs for the Council.  Yarael Poof and Oppo still rank as 2 of my favorite Jedi figures.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: "Evolutions" assortment...
« on: August 15, 2005, 07:52 PM »
Perhaps, however I'd just like to find the 3 official ones at this point...   ::)  These have been nothing short of a bastard to find in my area, and it's frustrating beyond description for me since this is the kinda stuff that makes collecting worth it to me.

Matt's sending me one he got, but I'm watning at least 2 of each, and now I know some kids who want these sets too after seeing me look at them online...  And the Clone set I want a ton of, I'm just dreading the thoughts of trying to find it.  :(

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Jedi Council Members
« on: August 15, 2005, 04:07 AM »
Yeah I didn't know all that either.  Cleared some stuff up.

I'm kinda bummed about Poof.  I dug him.  nice figure for his Council figure too...  Same with Oppo getting a kick-ass figure.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS Wookiee Helicopter with Wookiee
« on: August 15, 2005, 03:55 AM »
TRU had a butt-load of these out my way today.  I was shocked.  Target had a handful too.  First I've seen them in abundance.  Seems like at least some vehicles are shipping in good numbers.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: VOTC/OTC Purchases
« on: August 15, 2005, 03:54 AM »
Nah, I mentioned him as one of the king pegwarmers I noticed around here...  I'll keep my eyes open for more.  There's other FD's around, they're just all kind of randomly placed so they're inconvenient stops generally.

This one near my gf's so out of the way I don't think anyone knew about it but someone musta bought anything else they had...  Some SW fan out here must exist. :P

Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS Wookiee Helicopter with Wookiee
« on: August 15, 2005, 03:20 AM »
Either Wookiee fits the gunner seat well.

I love this ship myself...  First, it meets my criteria of being to-scale...  It's one of the rare times Hasbro went balls to the wall and sculpted a full-scale vehicle for the figure line.

Second, this thing is beefed up in detail.  LOTS sculpted into it, right down to engine detailing galore.

I have one gripe, the figure.  Hasbro's short-changed anyone who bought any vehicle with a pack-in, and the Wookiee Copter is no different.  Shorting the articulation on the pack-ins is doing the end-product no favors.  A nice neutral Wookiee would've been great.

I'm not talking a removable ammo harness even, or "Super articulated" figure.  Some nice knee articulation to get him "crouched", and maybe some swiveling elbows.  This figure would have been good enough for carding even then, just painted differently.  He's got a rockin' paintjob though.

Anyway, I have a Preview Wookiee (still the best WOokiee ever short of VOTC Chewie) I got for $2 at the local toy show in the rear seat, manning the strafing gun.  The gun lacks some detail but I've got it so the Wookiee's aiming it to the left and can imagine the copter banking and droids flying to pieces just like in ROTS.

The vehicle's "action feature" for flying is even inventive, attractive, and functional.  This is probably one of the best vehicles Hasbro's put out in a long time and for a REALLy good price.  $15's not bad at all, even with the figure being lackluster.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: VOTC/OTC Purchases
« on: August 15, 2005, 03:14 AM »
I'll see what I can find for everyone.  R2 and Chewbacca will be on my list...  And 3PO too.  Stormies I'm cornering if I find them,b ut I can try helping for anything else I find too.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: VOTC/OTC Purchases
« on: August 15, 2005, 01:45 AM »
Got R2 and 3PO for $5 each at Family Dollar on Thursday...  On Sunday while on a toy run I found a hidden Family Dollar in the area and scored a Chewbacca.

They had plenty of R2 and 3PO's but no Stormtroopers.  :(  I'm sorta bummed I didn't get any of those actually.  I'd have been happy if all I found was one Stormie and never found those other 3.

They had Ben's, Luke's, and Leia's too...  no Han, Yoda, or Lando...  The 3 I saw the most of in this line next to Luke, Leia, and Obi-Wan.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Target Clones Return?!?
« on: August 15, 2005, 01:41 AM »
Sounds like, perhaps, the Clones didn't go over as well as was thought?

I know they didn't "fly" here, they just sold steadily...  Maybe their peg got cut out from under them and so they had to go off the shelves and on sale?  That's a weird one and a nice score for those figures.  I'd like a handful at that price.

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