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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Star Wars Strategy Game Coming
« on: July 30, 2005, 01:33 AM »
Indeed DR, it looks to be a bit graphic which suits me fine.  Star Wars can be too squeaky clean at times.  The movies skirt the line at times, but often times EU's just not visually intense.  This stuff looks good though.

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Star Wars Dioramas and Displays / Diorama Bits...
« on: July 30, 2005, 01:30 AM »
The mention of Build-A-Rama came up in another thread and I thought I'd point out that they DO have some little bits for Sci-Fi dioramas (I think even the real-world stuff like oil drums and such can carry over to Sci-Fi too though).

Dunno if you guys have seen them though, so here's pics of the sci-fi stuff.  Kinda neat.  If you do buy this stuff, push the owner (Mark) to do more Sci-Fi things...  Give him ideas, but bare in mind he works in resins which are costlier in general to produce items, and he does this stuff himself so things can get expensive if you go "big".

http://www.build-a-rama.com/catalog_sci_fi.shtml
Cargo Crates & A Generator Thingie
 

I don't mean to do too much advertising for the guy as he's not a sponsor, but I do believe he's good for the hobby...  Mention where you came from, push the Sci-Fi stuff and that you'd dig seeing other items...  You just might get it (this stuff came about after I hastled him about simply DOING Sci-Fi stuff so he does listen some).

Mark is definitely a nice guy to deal with though, he does great work too...  Just look at the more expansive military lines.  He even does figure accessories too, so imagine what he could do for Star Wars figures even!

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Repacks? 

I'd dig seeing:

-VOTC Stormtroopers (shipped by the truckload)...  Pack in a shoulder pauldron, variations (shot, dirty, clean, etc.), and I'm there.

-VOTC Chewie with collar/chains

-VOTC Leia (with a softgoods hood that works in place of the plastic hood).

-ROTS Royal Guard (Blue and Red), but include pikes (with or without the rifle, but nice if it had that too).

-ROTS 3PO...  Good 3PO to see re-release with a silver leg.

-Ree Yees.

-Kitbash DST (ROTJ)...  DST head w/POTJ Imp Officer body.

-Admiral Motti.

-Clones...  SA Sculpt with Utapau, 501st, Red Shocktrooper decoes, as well as a green (maybe Kashyyyk camo?) paintjob.  Include the right rifle too, ditch the carbine.  I'd take lots of EU variants though like the Neeyo Grunt Target figure, Night-Camo/Stealth one, etc...

-VOTC Boba Fett (ROTJ and ESB paint variants).

-VOTC Fett w/Jango Paintjob (kitbash a removable helmet/Kamino Jango head on there, and sweet!).

-Imperial Officer (all 3 headsculpts), as well as black/grey suit variants.

-POTC Figs (Pablo Jill, Yarua, Cantina Trio)

-Battledroid from the Naboo 4-pack (red and tan variants)


I'm sure I could think of others...  Lots of stuff worth repacking.  I agree with figures like the Cantina band Member, Muftak/Kabe, and perhaps some others too...  Like I'd take a repaint of some of the Cantina Cinema Scene figures too.

Hell I'd even kinda dig the Dianoga (2-piece) from the Trash Compactor sets to be released on a basic card. :)  It was THE reason to get those sets if you ask me (I have mine attacking Kyle Katarn).

Speaking of...  I'd put Kyle and the Darktrooper out together just to see how they maybe do?  I like both figures, wouldn't mind a new Kyle being made, but I'd like seeing how they did released with film figures.  Test the EU waters with what you've already got that sold well the first time around.

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Yeah, those are a dime a dozen here now too...  It's a pretty weak little set too.  I worried that it would be the last item to really gauge interest in playsets, and it's not gonna leave a very favorable impression.  Whatcha gonna do though, ya know?

Like other GOOD ideas executed poorly, this one'll just be labeled as "Well, yeah, those don't sell well, so we're not doing any more of them".

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: Cool Kid Collectors
« on: July 30, 2005, 01:03 AM »
I've seen a couple little bastards over the years too...

Actually though I'm back to seeing less kids in the aisles...  Still though I see the odd kid here and there, or mom looking for kid...  I tend to only interact when I see they can't find something...  I did send one lady to the WM down the street not too long ago because what she said her son was looking for wasn't at Target but I'd just been to WM and they had it...

The funny thing I heard from her though was, "Wow, this green guy must be popular, there's a lot of him".  About the Neimodian Gunner...  Eh, it gave me a chuckle anyway.

My gf's kids have bought some stuff, but not much...  They're into the Lego's though, and we've watched all 6 films together at home too...  They still laugh at me when I've got them with me on a toy run and I can't find anything but they always find Lego's to buy...  Damn kids.   ;)

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: Advertising
« on: July 30, 2005, 12:59 AM »
Do they do basic commercials much Rob?  Funny about it being for the sabers or helmet...  That kinda stuff is interesting.

Once again it makes it funny that those are obviously more geared to kids, but if they don't do basic fig commercials then how much water does their "This is a kid's toy line!" bs actually hold ya know?  :)  Perfect question for Matt to shove up their ass the next time he gets a chance.

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Yeah, I was talking about Build-A-Rama...  Good stuff.

BTW if you guys want SW diorama stuff they have cargo containers and a "generator" piece for "Sci-Fi".  Generic looking...  Neat though.  They don't tap the sci-fi market enough if you ask me...  They don't "go for it" by getting active in customizing communities or talking to websites like here or FFURG.  BAR needs to consider that though because they've got a market for it.

I hold hope for a good modular playset system from Hasbro, but I get doubtful about it every year...  Or I just see Hasbro botching it somehow like they have with other great ideas...  I mean, they can evolutions after 3 sets, but Battlepacks will go for quite a while it seems (and with horrid figure choices at times).  No reason to expect good things even if they DID do a modular playset assortment.

$20 a piece though and I know they could do a simple playset system...  Pack in those incentive figures like VOTC Stormtroopers, or Clonetroopers, or an Imperial Officer sculpt with a new head (Ozzel figure with a generic headsculpt) and it could be pretty sweet.

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JD Sports Forum! / World Eating Championships (On ESPN)
« on: July 29, 2005, 08:09 PM »
I'm watching this, simply in awe of what I'm witnessing, and as dumb as this is I can't take my eyes off it.

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Newbies / Re: jimmyfortuna
« on: July 29, 2005, 08:02 PM »
He's been dealt with...  :)

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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Star Wars Strategy Game Coming
« on: July 29, 2005, 05:54 PM »
I'm thinking not from what I've read but that's all jumbled together in my mind right now...

If I'm correct though, I think there's certain resources are good for different things on different planets...  It's not so much a game about resource gathering as much as it is about conquest though...  I think.  There's a lot of stuff about this in gaming rags over the last few months since it has been released.  I've read a lot of it and still can't figure out how they're going to make the final game play out.

It does look good...  I thought it looked like space-age Medeival: Total War! or something. :)  That's pretty great if it's the case.

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Newbies / Re: jimmyfortuna
« on: July 29, 2005, 05:33 PM »
Welcome aboard here at the site...

You're the only person I've seen who actually had a buff POTF2 figure collecting fetish. :)  That's a new one...  I don't think you're gonna have a hard time collecting those though.

Enjoy the site...  I'm not sure what you meant by your last lines there, but even though we're a relaxed site in regards to certain things we're also much stricter than other sites in many ways so I hope you're here with good intentions.

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Newbies / Re: Evil Yoda is here
« on: July 29, 2005, 05:30 PM »
Welcome to the site however it is you stumbled upon us...  Good to see a new face.  Sounds like an ambitious endeavour for the EU chronicle...  Lotta material to cover for sure.

Enjoy, and if there's any questions or anything just ask one of the staff.

JJ

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The Original Trilogy / Re: Wimpy/winey Luke....a SITH?
« on: July 29, 2005, 05:07 AM »
Luke was definitely arrogant in ESB...  He was at his height then.  foolhardy, rushing in to fight Vader, and not respecting Vader during the battle...  He paid for that too.

I like Luke's persona come ROTJ...  He is calm, indeed.  Even Vader's confrontation with him on Endor is a weird moment...  It's the first moment you see any level of humanity in Vader throughout the entire Saga really.  It's one of my favorite little parts of the classic trilogy though, no doubt.

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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Star Wars Strategy Game Coming
« on: July 29, 2005, 03:29 AM »
Yeah I caught that Matt...  I love the Rancor eating someone in the middle of the battle.  Something humorous about that to me.

Sounded like groups of infantry actually kinda use a rebel yell or battle scream going into combat.  I hope that's the case, but subtle, as it's a nice touch.

Saw lots of other vehicles...  A mobile artillery rebel tank of some sort among others...  Some of the designs are a little cartoony looking, but the new Rebel tank that's been in every screenshot with Rebels in it so far has grown on me (it's noticeably different I think than early shots).  The trailer played all grainy on my PC...  I guess upgrade time's around the corner.   ::)

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: Battle of Carkoon Wave
« on: July 29, 2005, 03:26 AM »
And "Mike At Rebelscum" is?

Nothing on their front page about it either...  Not to say that POTF cards (a POTF wave perhaps) isn't in the works...  It's been a rumor for a while so I wouldn't doubt it...  But nobody's really stretching their neck on POTF styled cards as a "sure thing" right now.

If they are, so be it... 

I'm glad to see Han in Carbonite's making it into the basic line, Just pondering how articulated the figure will wind up being.  interchangeable heads a possibility with that figure too?  It's one of my favorite Han moments though so the figure should rock.

I wonder how they'd have done him had he made his way into VOTC?  Like besides articulation, how he'd be "special" compared to his basic figure release that he seems to be getting.

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