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Revenge of the Sith / Re: #55 Obi-Wan Kenobi-Red Leader Pilot
« on: August 10, 2005, 01:24 AM »
You guys are killing me! :)

I think part of his pegwarming status has to be the fact that Jedi Fodder's in no short supply right now too.  I've noticed the better a figure is overall the more it does tend to move (or at least the longer it moves, and steadier).  Customizing has its place I think in the dwindling of specific figures.  For instance, astromechs...  For all intents and purposes, astromechs are rather dull figures, but a good version of one tends to move no matter how many get out there.  Why would that be though? 

I have noticed Agen Kolar's one of the faster moving Jedi from ROTS too...  Why?  I can only imagine it's the robe, the customizing potential...  Someone's making Jedi figures I'd think, otherwise it just seems odd that he'd move so much better than some of the other Collection 2 Jedi...

Tonight For the first time since 4/2 though, I can honestly say that Clones were in some level of supply at stores around here.  At least Toys R Us had a substantial quantity whereas WM and Target weren't so spiffed up.

Makes me wonder if Hasbro isn't working a little overtime to make TRU look better.  They tend to hold their retail hand a bit more than the others I know.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: #56 Mustafar Sentry
« on: August 10, 2005, 01:16 AM »
He's looked pretty sharp to me too, from pics anyway.  Not one I've seen myself, though we just are starting to get the Zett Jukassa wave in any decent numbers, haha.

Gotta love being all the way out here in EBF.  The east always gets hosed!   >:(

I'm SOOOOOOooo anxious to find the Obi-Wan Pilot, Mustafar Sentry, and AT-RT Driver soon...  Those, the clone variations, and the Anakin Evolutions sets are the last things I"m needing to be caught up right now, and unfortunately MOST of that I want multiples of.   :-\

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Hey, sideshow figs come armed to the teeth...  No reason a Katarn figure shouldn't just be "accurate". :)

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Power of the Jedi / Re: favorite POTJ figure
« on: August 10, 2005, 01:06 AM »
Those Amidala's are like Senator figures to me...  Articulation kind of becomes a secondary to sculpt because of the outfit.  It's tough to criticize Orn Free Tah as a bad figure because of articulation when he's just a big fattie.  He came out as a great figure for some dull Senator though.  Amidala's are kinda like that.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Birthday Bobafett14!!!
« on: August 9, 2005, 11:43 PM »
Happy Birthday Bob, ya old fart...

Have a good one bud, and enjoy the SW loot!

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2005-2006 Thread
« on: August 9, 2005, 12:50 AM »
Funny how, when thinking of fantasy Hockey, the question even needs asking about the variable of rule enforcement.  That should be such a non-issue, but yet it's still there lingering...  I think NHL Ref's uniforms should be mandatory pocketless ones.

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Feedback / Re: JayDouble's feedback
« on: August 9, 2005, 12:45 AM »
Add me to Jay Double's list of positive feedback supporters.

He was willing to send me a Tarrful BK figure for free just because he had one loose.  I totally appreciate it as it brought my goal of all the little BK plushes this much closer to completion!  :) 

Thanks man, I owe ya one!

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2005-2006 Thread
« on: August 9, 2005, 12:35 AM »
Pittsburgh's on a freakin' spree. :)  Ziggie Palfy was the big one gaining the most attention around the city so far...  This whole thing's been weird to watch though...  Never seen so much movement.  I think the "he who hesitates, masturbates" phrase may be something we hear into the season for the teams not making many moves.  I mean, you have your cap, you know what you gotta do, so I'd be moving... 

Lots of names still gonna be moving around though for sure.  This is fun, and yet sort of frightening to watch.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: #55 Obi-Wan Kenobi-Red Leader Pilot
« on: August 8, 2005, 01:50 AM »
I think someone did this Custom, Jared...  Darth Delicious perhaps?  Not sure what head he used though.  I know I saw this somewhere recently.

I'm amazed he's warming pegs for you already...  He's yet to be seen on pegs by most out here...  He was even relatively "rare" at the Toy Show amongst the other scalped items.  He can pegwarm all he wants here for me, as I'll be picking extras up randomly for the obligatory Jedi Customs. :)

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: EP3 Clonetroopers
« on: August 8, 2005, 12:52 AM »
No black pilots in the film...  As near as I can tell, the only pilot variation we would've been shown that got axed was the V-Wing Pilot...  He's a HUGE change too, and not much like any other pilot except his helmet is closer to a TIE Pilot's in look, but color he's like nobody else.

I'm all for the EU stuff, even if it's not in any EU material but Hasbro-made...  They have the Clone Commander mold, so I'm all for milking that to get more Clone COmmanders (I also treat that sculpt as an E3 era ARC Trooper's uniform...  I personally don't bite on all the ARC's dying off, or new ones not being trainded/created).  To that end I could fit the green CC in anywhere really, or just make him part of a green legion...

Same with the black pilots and such...  The Target Clone's I just treat as Neyo Grunts we don't see.  I'm sure that planet had more than 2 guys (the Commander and what I'd assume was an aide or accompanying officer) roaming about...  It's all in what you like though.  I'd take a Super Articulated Kyle Katarn figure and Darktrooper you could fit a SA figure into over any of these. :)  The ultimate EU figs IMO.

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Other Collectibles / Re: ROTS Burger King Promos
« on: August 6, 2005, 04:18 AM »
no problem, it's yours remind me next time we get together.


Thanks a ton bud, I appreciate it!  He and Tarful were the two main ones I wanted, so now I just need a Boga for a complete set and I'd dig an extra Chewie if I can find it...  I'd be set then, but for now I'm gonna be happy even if I don't get the Boga and extra Chewie. 

Cool beans man, thanks a ton!

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Other Toy Lines / Re: BBI/Dragon similarity issue
« on: August 6, 2005, 12:05 AM »
Could always just try picking up a piece of gear, just one, test it out to make sure... 

Also, there's a company called Cotswold Collectibles that specializes in custom 12" gear that I think's pretty universal.  The USAF secrity wear like red berets, right?  Or am I mistaken?  Anyway, maybe could find a nice cloth one or something...  See if they're more up your alley.  They may do better on price, but I don't know about quality.

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: EE Exclusive Astromech 5-Packs
« on: August 5, 2005, 11:58 PM »
My opinion stands that htey're pricey unless bought by the case, but even then they feel like "less" than what you got with the Clones when bought by the case.  I don't know why, they just don't feel substantial by comparison, and as such the price stings a bit more...

A key to remember is that if EE can sell a case, and bring the "per-figure price" down to $6-ish, then they're profiting at that price and really the individual and double-pack offerings are mark-ups on EE's part, not Hasbro's...  The Hasbro minimum is probably the case per-figure price though, which is right there around retail...  Granted, they're not the most "substantial" things either.  Some accessories would be nice, at least...

Not to mention, as always, that astromechs are sculpts the company has...  The cost to manufacture an item you already have mold toolings for is SUBSTANTIALLY less, so the profit margin is much more in favor of the company than any newly sculpted item.

I love the sets myself, I think they look neat, and at $6-ish a figure for repaints I can bite and not feel bad (getting in on a case with local friends is the key though there).  It's the separated pieces that really stings though.  At LEAST buying one of each set should only cost you $6-ish a figure.  Breaking up the sets though to buying only a single one of the two, that is a risk for EE so I can see slight increase there.

I've found a group I can go in on a case with locally so I'm thinking I will get my set...  That's cool.  The good thing with astro's is I only want the one set too...  In that regard I definitely still dislike the Clone situation MUCH more.  I wanted such an army of white Clones and never have gotten it thanks to the absolutely ****** way in which that exclusive was handled.  I hold much more resentment there. 

And personally, I don't see many pictures of 100 Episode 2 Clones all in a row like I see of other BETTER released army builder figures...  Seems like that set just wasn't  as much meant for "army builders" as people boasted it was.  And the only people who suffered were the army builders who could only sit by and watch.  That's what I'll always resent EE for on those sets.

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If they picked the right figures, I'd actually consider picking these up...  price hike and all.

If Kyle Katarn got a 12" figure though, forget it...  I'm there.  He's only the best EU character EVER to come down the pike...  I can imagine them decking him out with the shitloads of gear he uses in the games too.  Oh man...   Maybe even multiple heads for the various stages of his "aging".  Like NJO era with grey streaks and beard, the classic trilogy era with no grey and stubble beard, etc...  Sweet.

And the gear...  IM Mines, Thermal Detonator Bandoleir, Imperial Railgun with explosive projectiles, Imperial Repeater Rifle, Imperial E-11, Bryar "pistol" Sawed Off Blaster Rifle, Fusion Cutter...  And his harness/PDSU, and of course a nice kick-ass Qu-Rahn Lightsaber...  Oh yeah, and his headset w/IR Goggles, head lamp, etc.

Katarn could be the ultimate SW figure.

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Toy Reviews / Re: New JD Review: Governor Tarkin
« on: August 5, 2005, 11:37 PM »
Thanks Matt... 

Yeah, I lucked into the Tarkin Wave once, and like many others I never saw it again.  It was abundant when I found it though...  I guess it's reshipping, so hopefully everyone's going to have a chance to pick him up soon.  He's pretty good, but the more I notice that oddly tinted skirt-piece, the more it sticks out as a negative ont he figure.

Definitely noticeable color variation there.

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