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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: ROTS Picture Thread
« on: February 25, 2005, 03:49 AM »
I heard those earlier Jared, very cool...  I've been avoiding reading plotpoints, but that was a kickass couple of audio clips.  Very neat.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Terminator Toy Line... 4" Scale.
« on: February 25, 2005, 03:46 AM »
Sounds neat MisterPL...  Kinda goes against the hoped for "Army Builder" line htough.  I truly hope they don't bail on the future robot wars concept over just making film figures.  :(

Still gonna love getting an Endo Skeleton and some new headsculpts to work with, but I was really REALLY hoping for some human resistance guys, robots, etc.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Any ROTS figures you will pass on?
« on: February 24, 2005, 11:00 AM »
I could see even ratios...  for every clean 3-pack a set with 1 OOM-9 (or even maybe 2 other colors?  Like red/blue and an OOM-9).

After the Clone debacle I'm hesitant on army building packs though...  That was a great idea soured by the worst price spike in history, and it just basically dangles a carrot in front of people saying "Hey look, we gave you what you wanted...  Now go see how you're gonna pay for it!" 

As it stands, I will be fortunately getting 4 white sets and 2 officer sets...  Unless those white sets show up somewhere for $5-$6 a figure individually then I doubt I get anymore, and that sucks royally.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS ARC-170
« on: February 24, 2005, 10:56 AM »
I think the sticker idea is not a bad one for a "quick fix" myself...  Problem is finding someone who wants to make a bunch of discs in a color that matches the ARC exactly. 

Oh, and then host it too.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Any ROTS figures you will pass on?
« on: February 24, 2005, 01:03 AM »
had me till "chase OOM-9", haha.  I think you had all the carded guys till that point too.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS ARC-170
« on: February 24, 2005, 01:00 AM »
They didn't seem as numerous on the FX X-Wing sculpt either...  The ARC looks like someone took a tommy gun to it.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Toy Fair 2005 - Feb 19th-23rd
« on: February 24, 2005, 12:48 AM »
Toy Fair tends to not have the best Q&A's come out of it...  Not a lot of "new" stuff generally, even the toys displayed aren't all that new to most people anymore...  A lot of the people working are more or less sales people rather than actually involved in R&D within the license itself...  SDCC's been much more fruitful as far as information over the last couple years.

TF was a bust for a lot of companies as far as really generating interest I thought.  The big news was the Press Kit Vader/Anakin.  Funny how the exclusive always gets the bright lights.

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Great figures Justin...

The use of a Robotix figure is good, they're not real common.  I have a small army actually that I put into use, and they have a surprisingly diverse array of them (3 sculpts actually).

The figures make good use of parts without TOO much intricate/complexity like sculpting, which I dig because I suck at sculpting myself...  To me this is innovative customization.

Very good...  Always  look forward to more!

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Fan Art / Re: "Cable Original" Oola! Yes, OOLA!!
« on: February 24, 2005, 12:38 AM »
Very nice work Bill...  Didn't one of the Gremlins make shadow puppets on the movie screen?  Maybe that was Gremlins2...  Anyway.

Eh, that's what I was thinking of anyway...

So that rocks...  Her last moments look very cool.  That's one of your better originals Bill, nice.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Birthday Deanpaul!!
« on: February 24, 2005, 12:36 AM »
Hope you had a good one Dean...  Sounds like it anyway.

And to many more!

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Any ROTS figures you will pass on?
« on: February 23, 2005, 02:34 AM »
I concur...

To me, ROTS's starting line-up is practically an apology from Hasbro for 90% of the Saga line, haha.  I dig Kit Fisto a ton, think he's vastly superior to his 2 previous sculpts...  Dooku the same, etc... 

Aalya Secura's the real knock-out figure to me though....  Then when I start thinking about Luminara Unduli and Shaak Ti I can't help but put them in the same category...  Then Agen Kolar...

Hell even the Collection 1 figures are VASTLY superior to ANY Collection 1 figure (and most of the C2 figures too) from Saga.  It's really great, sad, and funny all at the same time.

EDIT:  BTW, I'm really hoping for a good SBD and BD...  Something that, oh, say, perhaps...  DOESN'T COLLAPSE UNDER ITS OWN WEIGHT!  Well, my SBD's don't anyways...  Those Saga BD's were a pain in the ass though.

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Basic Action Figures - $5.99

Actually I'm likely to buy more Collection 2 than Collection 1...  I'm sure I'll be waiting for sales on many figures though, either way, save perhaps for army builders I want right now.  I've learned that the film years just don't pay off to go nuts buying up stuff...  It's improved, and I really am torn, but I'm gonna be selective with E3 like I was with E2...  It'll make up for me getting the Clone 4-packs from EE that Hasbro reamed me on, and army building the VOTC Stormtrooper at full price when I saw it...   ::)

I am torn though, and part of me wants to bite on getting everything because the figures ARE better this time around.  I'll definitely be getting lots of Clones though, and things I like most.

Deluxe Action Figures - $9.99

Clearance mostly...  Depends when I see them a lot, but the Deluxe line's definitely not aimed at us it seems, so I'm not sad to pass on these till sales and clearances.

Battle Arenas - $19.99

Depends again when I see better figures.  Sales, clearances most likely.  If the playset they attach to (if I'm thinking correctly here) was better, then maybe, but the Mustafar set blows.

12" Figures - $19.99-$49.99

Nope...  Gave up 12" figure collecting long ago, not going back.

Vehicles - Battle Vehicles - $14.99

AT-RT I'll get one at least, but unless the figure's good I dunno how many I'll buy right away.  Buy extras on a sale/clearance though, I think the thing is great overall, even the walking feature.

Vehicles - Assault Vehicles - $19.99

I'll wait for clearances mostly.  May get the Jedi fighters depending on if they're in-scale or not...  Gotta see some specific dimensions before I decide that though.  So far, I'm dejected at the droid socket mostly.

Vehicles - Gunship (Large) - $29.99

At this point, nothing...  The Gunship and ARC are both entirely too underscaled to suit me so I'll put them on the "to-do" list.  Clearance I'd perhaps bite, so we'll see.  At $20 or so I'd be ok with buying one at that then.  Otherwise I was underwhelmed.

Playsets - $29.99

Thing sucks, I'll wait.  Hated the Arena set, and this isn't a far cry from that pile as I see it.  Hasbro really needs to get into a format where the scale/scope of the playset is up to the consumer...  Interlocking, nicely scaled/detailed playsets would be ideal but it seems they'll never happen in our lifetime.

Unleashed - $14.99

Not my cup of tea save for one here and there, usually pertaining to a character-specific theme I collect...  Bossk has so far been the only unleashed I was interested in.

Force Battlers - $9.99

Hell No. 

Galactic Heroes - $4.99

Hell No.

Jedi Force - $7.99

Hell No, and at this point I think Hasbro is dipping into too many pools.

Darth Tater - $7.99

Perhaps...  To be honest though, I don't care to pay homage to Hasbro as the license holder just yet...  It's only in the last year+ that Hasbro's really begun to make Star Wars a competitive toy brand on the shelves.  To me, that doesn't deserve a TON of praise in 10 years of them holding the license.

Keep this pace up, then having their elder toy decked out as Vader seems keener...  At the same time, I dig just how it looks.  And it's not expensive...  may bite.  It'll be on sale though, let's face it. :)

Attacktix - $5.99 to $9.99

See a previous post where I thought Hasbro was "dipping into too many pools".  If I wanna game, I'll do it with miniatures games instead.  Definitely another thing aimed at kids.

Role Play - Various Prices

Sabers as gifts for the kids perhaps...  Perhaps one for myself, I dunno, but these are the kinds of things I buy then have nowhere to put them, haha.

Not something I'm terribly interested in...  Wait for a sale or other incentive probably.

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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: ROTS Picture Thread
« on: February 23, 2005, 02:07 AM »
Nice Jared...

The Juggernaughts, as near as I can tell, aren't different
from the conceptual drawings of old...  I'm digging not only
that Lucas saw fit to use an old design which had already
been incorporated into EU, but also that there's a seemingly
HUGE variety of vehicles being used in the war.  A technological
arms race not unlike what we see on Earth in times of great
wars. 

The AT-RT, the Juggernaught (screw "Turbo Tank"), the 4-legged walker
there on Kashyyyk with the Juggernaughts (A seemingly heavy fire support
walker of sorts...  Similar body to the AT-TE so it could be a variant of the TE
actually...  Not uncommon for Earth military vehicles to see just simple
modifications), the BARC speeders, etc...  Plus Lucas's adoption of the ARC
trooper armor.  Great stuff.

Much more involved creatively than AOTC and
TPM were it seems.  A bit more of his "military"
thoughts that were in the Classic trilogy seem
to be in this last prequal film.

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Joe Defender / Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
« on: February 23, 2005, 01:03 AM »
MSRP is $5.99, but that's just splitting hairs...  I could see that being a reason...  The 3.75" Joe line outclassed Star Wars for many, many years, however I think Star Wars is much superior this year...   for once.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: "Evolutions" assortment...
« on: February 23, 2005, 12:58 AM »
I love a lot of the ideas so far.

I'd actually try incorporating army builders in mostly since it's a way to get 3-packs out there...  Wouldn't want to push on people buying TOO many of the same person over and over.

I'd do a separate Clone evolution 3-pack and include an ARC trooper in it (or Republic Commando even?) with an E2 and E3 Clone...  I'd also do a separate pack then of Stormtroopers showing a Stormie, Snowie, and Scoutie.  A Rebel pack with a Fleet Trooper, Hoth Soldier, and Endor Trooper...

A Gungan, Wookie, Ewok pack would be interesting I think, since people draw parallels to those 3 in the films.

Lots of potentially great sets though.  It'd be more suited to prequal characters I think, than OT characters, only because there's such drastic changes to characters in the prequals due to the extended timeline.  The Luke one though is good too...  From Farmboy to Jedi.

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