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Revenge of the Sith / Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« on: August 19, 2005, 04:16 PM »
B-Wings didn't sell...  I'm thinking this may not if it's heavily shipped.

I'm still debating if it's even to-scale yet...  So I'm gonna measure if I find one while it's in the box and if it's not I'm passing.  I'm thinking it's still underscale though, so that'll make my decision easy enough.  Even if it was to-scale though, At $40 each I've gone from buying upwards of 4 to definitely only getting 1 if any at all.

Toy Reviews / Re: Evolutions: Anakin Skywalker to Darth Vader
« on: August 19, 2005, 07:25 AM »
I've yet to pick the set up Jason, but nice review all the same.  One's in the mail to me so hopefully soon!

The point about Anakin's head seems to be a major agreement about the set frommost who own it.  I think I'll find the head passable, however a replacement using SC Anakin may be in order?   :-\

The accessories disappoint me some as well...  Just hearing that they skimped a little.  The Clone set seems similar as well, in that they didn't arm them to the teeth (and I'm sorta disappointed in the new Clone rifle due to it being a completely unique sculpt to the acceptable one that already existed, but I digress).

I'd probably be a bit more critical on lacking areas of articulation like E2's lack of ankle joints.  To me they can do it, so they should do it.  Hell, I'd even be happy if they just used the mold on SC Ani's feet to save a dime.  They'd work fine.  Still, it'd probably be a minor gripe to me since they at least have the knees done and that's much more important (look at Kit Fisto ROTS for an example of the ankles being something I consider an acceptable loss!).

Nice review man, good pics too.

Toy Reviews / Re: New Unleashed Vader
« on: August 19, 2005, 07:19 AM »
Nice review DB...

Not sure how I would try reviewing Unleashed stuff.  It's something I've never tried.

I know I couldn't count articulation really as a negative...  Sculpt and paint applictions would take precedence I would think.

Then the scene/display would become pretty important to me too...  I think I agree that Vader's a character who I'd prefer more "movie" oriented poses, considering he has lots of action sequences to do Unleashed figures of him.

Fett's the same way, and I can buy his figure for that very reason (I don't own one btw, but have seen it of course).  He's got a pose that wasn't in the movie, but it fits with what WAS int he movie.

But a character like Bossk (one of the 2 Unleashed I own) sorta required that EU pose.  It worked for him too, bigtime, and looked great.  Same with IG-88 and I wish they'd have fleshed out the entire Bounty Hunter line-up then because of those 2's quality.

Unleashed's a line that's tough to review I'd think...  Nice job man.  Was a good read.  I think based on this that I'd (if I was to get a Vader) try getting the first Vader rather than this one.

Toy Reviews / Re: RAT Ends: General Madine
« on: August 19, 2005, 07:15 AM »
Thanks Anton...

Madine was underrated by many.  I know when clearances arrived I was looking for him just for simple headswaps.  He had a lotta look-a-likes behind him so some good generic headcasts and you've got some good Rebel Spec. Forces officers to chill with Madine.

The guy had some of the best arm articulation of any figure though at the time...  The irony that it was used on Madine is just too funny though.  Especially when Lando was released right with him and really a "main" character like Lando (who had a gun accessory too) is the one you'd think would get that kind of extra attention, haha.

He's a cool figure though...  One of the ones that made OTC special to me.  Some nicer leg articulation would've rocked though now that we see what ROTS has done.  Just knee ball/sockets, but as it stands he's got arm articulation that should be the bare minimum in this line I believe.

When Madine can hold a gun better than any Rebel Soldier figure to-date, I think we have a MAJOR problem.  :)  Hasbro needs to get off the pot on this one and resculpt all 3 styles of Rebel Trooper methinks!

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« on: August 19, 2005, 06:35 AM »
I dunno, I liked the German sculpts.  They looked European, but that's to be expected...  They were a little too "alike" for my tastes though.  They all seemed very similar on some level...

The Japanese though...  The one guy, from what I can tell, looks like he's bucktoothed and his eyes are just little slits.  The picture is bad of course on the cardback, nothing to really judge by, but man that doesn't look "good", ya know?  I can't tell if the guy's just yelling or what...

I hate...  repeat HATE...  these gaping screaming mouths.   >:(  You'd think 21st would have seen the ****-tacular job Hasbro did with this kinda sculpting and how it went over lik ea turd in a punchbowl, and they'd not do the same damn thing. 

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Obi-Wan's Blue Jedi Starfighter
« on: August 19, 2005, 06:30 AM »
Dr. P (or anyone), can you do me a favor and take some measurements of the JSF for me?  Any of them would be fine of course.

Wing-tip to Wing-tip, nose to tail, and if you can get a "height" measurement I'd appreciate it but it'd be a bit more difficult to get accurately I know.


JD Sports Forum! / Re: Who were your sports idols?
« on: August 19, 2005, 06:00 AM »
Ulf's always attested that it wasn't intentional, was purely an accident with both of them having their knees out trying to avoid the hit...  It happens I guess, and I like to think it wasn't something Samuelson did with malice because it did end a great player's career real early.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2005-2006 Thread
« on: August 19, 2005, 05:57 AM »
Not to mention that ESPN's filled with A-holes itself...  I've despised their coverage.  I'd sooner read about it in the paper than listen to Al Morganty.

TV-9D9 / Re: Will the new TV shows make Star Wars weak?
« on: August 19, 2005, 03:54 AM »
OK, move along...  move along.  ;)

Don't worry about it Jessica, it's just sometimes a post can be confusing so I'm sure it was just a mistake in haste was all.

The guidelines linked to are good things for everyone to check out around the site I think...  We don't want to be too pushy with them though so if the staff feels a need to step in and bring them to someone's attention we'll get on that, but remember to keep things friendly everyone. ;)

Latex is VERY quick to break down unfortunately.  I've used it to work with molding/casting, and you're definitely not gonna get much mileage out of it.

That said, it may not be latex used on the Yoda or the Cave Trolls and the like...

It may just be a similar, and cheap rubber.  Wouldn't surprise me.  Later Trolls fixed the problem using a stronger material, generally a Silicone rubber that has a longer life I think (I also use these frequently in casting).  A means of maintaining the material can be the same way you maintain weather stripping on convertibles, by using silicone sprays.  It's a bitch but it could work. 

I hope that's able to help some?   :-\  Or at least give some reason for anger anyway.

The Original Trilogy / Re: Are Stormtroopers Clones?
« on: August 19, 2005, 01:14 AM »
If the Empire's instituting xenophobic/speciesist policies though as its power is consolidated though, then alien cultures become less important to their military machine.  But there again it depends if you agree with them being xenophobic and also depends on how you view humans in the galaxy...  Like if they're the dominant species by a long shot or what.  They certainly seem it.

I'm all for the idea that the Empire has anti-alien views and all that stuff, but some disagree with that because the films don't really say it outright plus the Alliance is sporting a ton of Aliens either until the battle of Endor we see them...  But all-human (or nearly all human) institutes within the Alliance are definitely possible (especially if humans are, again, the dominant species of the galaxy).  It's all very complex though because it's so easy for nobody to agree.

I guess the bet is still open though man. :) 

JD Sports Forum! / Re: Who were your sports idols?
« on: August 18, 2005, 11:37 PM »
So you're someone who bastardizes Ulf Samuelson then Jesse? :)

He was one of my idols as a defenseman myself when I first started hockey...  Since I started fairly old (especially by Canadian standards) I was always stuck on D.  Hated it.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Target Clones Return?!?
« on: August 18, 2005, 11:35 PM »
Ah, well I guess those have shown here...  now...  I dunno.  I didn't buy them, but they had plenty it seemed.

I think I have extras of her too.

Monkey face...  hah!

Feedback / Re: Scott's feedback
« on: August 18, 2005, 11:20 PM »
Scott hooked me up with some of his army building extras from over the years.  A nice AAT, some STAPs, and a slew of Droid Fighters.  The Separatist ranks grow!

Thanks Scott, pleasure of course to deal with...  Fast, and puts up with me dilly dallying on paying him too. :)  Plus my ineptness with Pay Pal!

Thanks man, I appreciate it!

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