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Vintage Kenner / Re: Wow
« on: June 3, 2005, 07:30 AM »
Holy Schnikey's on that AT-AT's final price...  $670-ish U.S. I think it was?

I came in just to see how things in vinty land were going, and I see that I may as well turn and walk right back out for a few years...  Amazing.

I'm sorta glad I went AWOL for a while.  I've been only picking up loose upgrades (at most) lately.  I'm just not in the mood to look back and think "ya know, I coulda gotten that for so much less if I waited".  9 years, give or take, and 3 movies later...  I see I've got some waiting left to do. 

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Star Tours thread... Wave 4 coming soon?
« on: June 3, 2005, 07:24 AM »
 I'm not terribly upset personally.  Wave 4 was weak at best...  Those initial figures had some winners in there though.  The WEG1618 droid is among my fav droids of all-time in the modern line I think. 

The DLX one is nice too...  I'm not fond of a couple, and for price they were all a let-down on some level, but there was quality in there.  I was always a little astonished how the figures seemed superior (at the time) in some ways to basic line figures.

Just wish they were cheap enough to amass a nice lot of extras.   :-\

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Greivous' Cough?
« on: June 3, 2005, 07:12 AM »
Yeah, Grievous takes a bump to the torso at one point... a big, metal crushing kinda bump.  :)  I thought his cough was rather cleverly thrown in there then.

The funny thing is that I had to have a friend point it out to me, who didn't even see the CW toons, but who another friend told HIM that's where the cough came from.  It'd been so long since I watched the last season of CW that I'd totally forgotten the damage he took...  Either Lucas went out of his way to tie the two, it's a weird coincidence, or the toon creators were instructed to do something like that...  Either way, I like it.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: EZBoards got Nuked
« on: June 3, 2005, 03:27 AM »
How long ago did she eat those kids?  I'll think about THAT all night.  :)

Additions and deletions made...  So I'm bumping.

I added some Episode One stuff I want...  Namely, battledroids.  I despise these new ones so I'd rather amass a nice army of E1 ones and just work with them as best I can.  Also really wanting the E1 mini-tank with blue battledroid, the POTJ red secruity battledroid, E1 destroyer Droids (love that one)...

I want lots of stuff...  Lots of stuff people likely have too, from the great E1 Gluts.

Oh, and tack on the AMT Episode One model kit of the ATT (Droid Tank) too if someone has it.  I'd just like to build it...  Wanna see what scale's like on that thing.

Thanks guys.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: New pics of 51-56
« on: June 2, 2005, 08:38 PM »
Captain Antilles disappoints me.  I remember when some other site (MouseDroid, maybe?) had the preliminary photo of him back in April and someone noted the lack of articulation and that it might be better once we got the final release version.  Too bad it doesn't look like that is going to be the case.  :-\

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Six figures that aren't bad (although Antilles could definitely have been better), so here's hoping we can find them!  :P

More or less, that's my opinion.  I too am a little intrigued by Obi-Wan...  He could really be superior to every other one of his figures thus far, but his "mystery" aside I'm pretty content with all the figures except Antilles.

Antilles looks like reusing SOME parts from Organa could've even been easily acheived...  And Organa's a pretty nicely articulated dude.  Not the most exciting figures (either one), however Hasbro could've improved Antilles to at least be as interesting as Organa's figure.  If they do a Tantive IV Commander (Jeremy Bulloch), I hope they at least do him some justice beyond what Antilles got.

I really wanna get the Turbo Tank (*shudder*) driver to see what that aritculation is like...  I'm wondering if he can straddle the seat of the RT and ride it without looking weird.  I'd love to replace that schmuck of a figure it came with.   >:(

I believe people were hoarding these as soon as they found them, afraid they'd never see them again. Then of course enter scalpers/speculators into the equation. Wherever I looked, both types disappeared right quick.

Without a doubt!  I remember on 4/2 how there were umpteen guys fighting in to look at the pegs and the mantra they chanted was "The Royal Guard Variants are Rare!", as you watched women and children basically shoved out of the way.


I found both on the way home that day at some Wal-Mart stores, but since 4/2 I've seen 2 Blue's and that's it.  It's amazing how a hands-down superior figure to all previous versions will sell.  I mean, even the red Clone from AOTC didn't sell well...  Not even at first really.  He was easy to get on clearance at KB.  It's fun to observe. :)

Revenge of the Sith / Re: What figures are hard to find now?
« on: June 2, 2005, 08:21 PM »
Weekend/week of the premiere I'd say the mains had become a lot harder to find...  I went out briefly last night and there was replenishment.

In my area, this is a general look at what's tough to find:

-Jedi...  Collection 2 and Collection 1.  Obi-Wan, Yoda, Mace, Agen Kolar, Kit Fisto, Sae Sae Tinn, Plo Koon...  The only easier figures to find were Anakin, Shaak Ti, and Luminara.  The others have dried up some.  Why Anakin's around more than others is a mystery.

-Royal Guards (Red or Blue, though Blue's seemingly been easier to find, with good reason).  I'd like at least 6 more red's, and honestly I'd probably NOT stop buying the RG's for some time (red or blue).  Senators need guards, Palpy's need guards, and customs galore...  I want more of that figure.

-Clones...  Clone Commanders and Pilots are more abundant, but Basic White Clones (TE Gunner, #41, #6) are gone about as fast as they're put out.

-Battledroids dried up, and I'm not really surprised.  Even the SBD's which were wildly abundant have dried up...

-Surprises?  Padme, 3PO, and Mon Mothma....  These all sorta disappeared.  I see one or two here and there, but not much compared to what was out.  Oh, and Chewbacca.  Not that he's a huge surprise, but just that there were SO many of him and now he's pretty well sold through.

What's hanging around though?

-Recently heavy shipped figures like the Destroyer Droid, Neimodian Gunner, and Wookie #2...


-Deluxe...  ALmost all, save for the most recent releases.

-Clone Pilots & Commanders (Commanders are mounting up but still sorta selling it seems).

-Bail Organa

-Grievous Exploding

-Mas Ameda

I'm sure I'm missing some things too...  WM's were pretty well hit and cleared after the film's release, at least in my area.  I was impressed.  I think it's amazing what a GOOD film can do for a toy line rather than 2 lackluster films that weren't "cool" to enjoy.

And also a much superior toy line compared to the last 2 films.  These figures are outstanding not only compared to Episode I's launch and II's as well, but just in a general comparison to the toy aisles at stores...  Hasbro put out a better product that rivals other lines for once.  It 's working for them.  It worked pretty good for OTC as well, so it's nice to see the line actually "compete" better than it has in past years.

I'm sure we'll get to a point of over-production on a lot of stuff...  I think the army builders will move slowly, but the Neimodian and DD have the toughest job of selling I think.  I'll buy Neimodians, but I know not EVERYONE will want an army of him.  Wookiees I think have some backing by the kiddies...  I'm gonna cover my bases and get some of the "odd" stuff that didn't really make the film that I hadn't picked up yet...  The movie was really inspiring to WANT to buy things I hadn't picked up yet, and that's a pretty great thing.  I know Episode II didn't give that kind of feeling after seeing it, except I wanted a GOOD SA Clone (that ultimately I couldn't get many of anyway, even still  ::) ).

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Pics to Names!
« on: June 2, 2005, 08:00 PM »
If his dialogue's anything to go by as far as his romantic ability...  He's gonna need every penney.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Who's got the best burger?
« on: June 2, 2005, 07:58 PM »
I see Sonic mentioned, and Sonic pisses me off.

They advertise RELENTLESSLY on my TV...  Their food looks good, and different, and there isn't a SINGLE Sonic in the Pittsburgh area.

IHOP does the same thing...  Not a single one in the area, and they advertise like mad.  That's teasing.

I have a fairly hefty Starcom collection.  Not sure if you're familiar with that line or not 10", but it was one of the most innovative toy lines (IMO) of the 1980's.

Incredibly structred and realistic too, and even had a cartoon series that lasted a little while (very good too).  I've bowed out of the hobby for a while...  It's relatively inexpensive to collect though, and unless you're going for the rarer stuff (European releases and such) then it's pretty easy to obtain a "complete" U.S./Canada collection.

Toy Reviews / Re: New JD Review: Tion Medon
« on: June 2, 2005, 07:39 PM »
Yeah, I wonder if he had a scene leading his "warriors" into battle now that the movie's out...  Makes one wonder anyway.  Chalk this one up to "stuff that we got that wasn't on-screen" I guess.  Like the Aerial Assault Clone, or Stass Allie on a BARC instead of a basic Speeder Bike.

Thanks for the responses...  I still think he's boring since his time in the movie was "meh", but I liked him in the film too.  I think Admiral Ackbar's boring overall but I couldn't be happy if he didn't have a figure.  ;D

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: EZBoards got Nuked
« on: June 2, 2005, 04:15 AM »
Think of the crapfest to replace them.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Thoughts and all that sappy stuff
« on: June 2, 2005, 04:14 AM »
You'll be alright Shannon, trust to that.

Hmmm, hot Jedi?  I was gonna post a pic of an overweight one, sweating up a storm... 

Here's one for ya!

It's a joke and a "hot Jedi" all in one.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Birthday Princess!!
« on: June 2, 2005, 04:10 AM »
Holy cow, this is getting rough to keep up with.

Happy Birthday Shannon, hope you get lots of...  uh, I dunno what you collect, but I hope you get lots of it...  beer maybe?  ???

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