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Revenge of the Sith / Re: "Evolutions" assortment...
« on: April 30, 2005, 03:07 AM »
I'm thinking ARC customs myself with those...  I'll whip up some ARC squads or other Commanders.

The Tat Stormie and E2 Clones are just gonna go into the field then as grunts. :)

Revenge of the Sith / Re: "Evolutions" assortment...
« on: April 30, 2005, 01:57 AM »
I'd dig some Classic sets too...

-Han Solo...  I'd take Hoth, Bespin, and Han Endor in a set...

-Leia...  Easy enough with ANH, Hoth, and Endor...
-Luke...  Again, easy enough with ANH, Hoth, and Endor...  Run with a theme here.  One could replace either (or both) Luke/Han's early figure in with a Stormie version of them too.

-Imperial Troops...  ANH Stormtrooper, Snowtrooper, Scouttrooper...  I'd take that in a heartbeat!

-Rebels...  Rebel Fleet Trooper, Hoth Rebel, Endor Rebel.  I'd take that even quicker. :)

The thing I like about the Evolutions sets is the price.  To me, the $20 works out for 3 great figures in one set.  This is ideal army builder potential, and I hope that main characters are done of course, but it's every army builder's dream that these are pushed for the troops too since it really makes sense.  That Clone set is going to simply rock I do believe.  I've got 3 on pre-order, and will definitely buy many more if I find them easily enough on my hunts.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Met any other SW forum members?
« on: April 30, 2005, 01:44 AM »
Hmmm, makes one wonder if they ran into you then Dior-Dala...  I saw lots of Padme's in the Naboo costumes with the makeup and all.  Very ornate ones, I was impressed.

Nobody's topped Admiral Ackbar running across the street in front of me and my gf at a stoplight on Sunday though.  She was dropping me off to run in and say bye to everyone I missed saying bye to before we made the trek home, and there went Ackbar...  She just started laughing hysterically while shaking her head, to which I exclaimed, "It's a trap!" and got a completely confused look in reply.   :-\  Guess you had to be there.

Other Collectibles / Re: Master Replicas Force FX Lightsabers
« on: April 29, 2005, 03:05 PM »
Threesomes?  Wait, what?  oh!

Yeah, I saw the saber on Friday (my greatest day ever, as I have come to call it), and I said to myself, "Jesse, you're not gonna be able to afford vintage at this show, so buy yourself a saber because man, you deserve it!", and with that I did.

Girlfriend just rolled her eyes when I got back to the hotel room, then I smacked her with the saber to display the "crash" effect.  Bwahahaha

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Clone #6 vs Clone #41
« on: April 29, 2005, 03:01 PM »
Yeah, without a doubt the "by the case" route was best.  Unless you had a lotta scratch though, it was tough to really "army build" with these because buying cases just for yourself isn't a great option financially, plus all those officers you got that you didn't necessarilly want.

I really would've loved to have found a buddy who only wanted officers and tons of them.  :)  Gone in on a case then, that would've been just too perfect, heh.

Well, here at JD we love you, unless you're an *******.

And we even accept some of them too.    ;)

(of course, I kid...  Matt's just a jerk, not an *******)

Other Collectibles / Re: Master Replicas Force FX Lightsabers
« on: April 29, 2005, 01:05 PM »
I got one at C3.  The main difference, as the MR guy said, was that the NEW sabers take less batteries, have higher quality sounds, better electronics, and the blade lights up substantially brighter...

It's $20 more ($120) than the older sabers...  I bought an E3 Anakin saber (blue blade), and it is incredibly bright/vibrant, it has great sound, and for $20 more I think it was well worth the price ultimately...  Hell it takes less batteries, there's really no reason to get the older ones now I think.

I dig it...  cats and dog hate it.  :)

Holy ****...

Do I need to room with you guys at C4 to keep him in line or what?

The guy's out of control in every pic.  ::)

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: For $1,125....
« on: April 29, 2005, 02:40 AM »
What's great is that Bob won't get stuck with ANY of those seats.

 I ran by his place tonight to pick my ticket up off him (still owe him $5, I'm such a ******bag for not having change), and I can't wait to hang out with everyone for this.  A buffet, all the local guys I know (and then some), and VIP seats at the Loew's theater here....  That's just great.

Good thing Bob's got a good credit limit because he really did EVERYONE out ehre a favor that he knows (and all the people that he knows who they wanted to get tickets for).  Can't argue with that kinda dedication folks. :)

My E3 ticket's bought, and I'm gonna have no lines to wait in, a buffet, and all my local buds to hang out with.  And all thanks to Bob apparantly not defaulting. :)  Thanks man! 

Revenge of the Sith / Re: does anyone.........
« on: April 29, 2005, 02:36 AM »
I prefer the word "pose", but...  uh...  OK, I don't make the "bee!  bee!"  laser sounds, but I do "pose" my figures some.  I mean, I got these tower things from a toy store the other day (like lookout towers) for cheap, and I had my VOTC Stormies set up in this really cool "checkpoint" scene that wasn't up but for a week... 

Is that playing?  I guess...  in a way.  It sure was fun though!

Oh, and I got these great 4" Predator/Alien figures and I had them in this cool scene briefly where they were either takng skull trophies or the Aliens had cleared out a squad of Stormies.  Looked bitchin' really. :)

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Clone #6 vs Clone #41
« on: April 29, 2005, 02:33 AM »
Yeah Scott, I won't disagree.  Owning a single (****  >:( ) SA Clone from Clone Wars, and comparing it with the #6 Clone, I'm pretty impressed with the #6 Clone overall.

The torso articulation sucks that its missing for a rather silly action feature, but otherwise it's a  highly poseable figure.  I'm all about some "dirt" painted on, given that these guys aren't seemingly fresh recruits.  I know I don't want green grunts in my army anyway...  I'd rather have vets!  :)

The #6 is still a damn fine figure.  It's tough to find now at this point though.  It's the year of the Clone folks.  No doubt about it that they are the hot figure to buy.

I have only ONE WM left wiht Clones (TRU's still have them, but at a higher price), and the WM I have is a hick one with hardly any traffic.  May pick a few of them up though.  That and the Preview Wookiee have disappeared, and that sucks for the army builders out there who were trying to pace themselves.   :-\  God knows I can't buy 30 figures at once! :(

Revenge of the Sith / Re: battle droids = terrible
« on: April 29, 2005, 02:29 AM »
I have got to agree...  CHEWIE, I know you like them it seems, but in my area they're pegwarmers bigtime (SBD's and BD's), and they are the same piss-poor quality that the Saga figures were as well.

I liked the Saga SBD, actually (give it wrist articulation and it's perfect, mine all stand fine), however, the basic BD's have sucked since the Saga line and ROTS is no different.  The paintjob's are great but the figures collapse all too easily under their own weight, even on stands.  Hasbro did battledroids some justice in E1, and with the POTJ Security BD, but they've tanked damn near every one of them since the Boomer Damage droid.  :(  If they'd only improve the plastic they'd have a good figure.  I hate to army build with it actually, otherwise I'd nab a droid with every Clone probably.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Tonnika Sisters coming?
« on: April 29, 2005, 02:25 AM »
I still look at Lucasfilm as a financial juggernaught though.  If they think it'll sell (risque or otherwise), they'll push it).  Again, Ay Vida has, for all intents and purposes, a string bikini-ish thing on...  Even sculpted nipples, or some kind of point to her chesticle region...  She's not hurting for aesthetic appeal as far as sculpt goes.

I think the obscure "star whores" reference was never really a thought then...  If Ay can pass through the cracks of Hasbro and Lucasfilm, then the Tonika sisters could've as well I believe.  That's just my take on it though...  I'm sure someone at Hasbro and LFL Licensing are both aware of the impromptu namesake given those 2, but I agree with Matt that it's a "fanboy" factoid only, not really so much a factor in the figure's decision-making process.  I think that's been just a silly licensing issue, as has always been claimed. 

Hopefully it's hashed out and the figure(s) are finalized.  They, behind Hem Dazon, are among the tops in the Cantina requests at this point.  Be nice if they were made finally.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Tonnika Sisters coming?
« on: April 28, 2005, 07:04 PM »
I don't know...  The "Star Whores" nickname's not widely known outside of the geekiest circles of collectors.  Not that Hasbro doesn't know the nickname, that's anyone's guess, but it's really one of those out there things, so I see JesseVader's point that it likely was a non-issue to the debate.

They made Ay Vida afterall, who is physically more racey than the twins were with their goofy hair-dos and all that...  Ay actually has what appears to be a little butt-floss going on even, yikes! 

I tend to agree then that a nickname given by people on-set to the two characters from a '77 film, and rarely spoken of outside the most anal of circles since then, ever really was a REASON they'd not make the figures.  Who knows though, anything is possible, it just strikes me as more unlikely as well.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: I need your Prayers (Updated)
« on: April 28, 2005, 04:26 PM »
Glad to hear things are well Jim, and hope everything goes smoothly here on out.  Have a good one bud.

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