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Other Toy Lines / Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« on: December 25, 2004, 03:37 AM »
Corps stuff always looks so, uh, "cheap" to me.  I dunno.

BotB stuff sounds nice though.  I'd love more Germans and US RIflemen. 

Damned if they didn't do a US in trenchcoat though.  :(  That line shoudl really have had more to it.  Closed and open trenchcoat U.S. riflemen, and a coldweather officer (just use the tanker's body) with a removable bag of Thompson clips.

For the Germans, they should've had a rifleman in the white parka and pants.  A German with MG-34 would've been nice too..  or a Flammenwaffer trooper.

The worst of that lot are the Jeep Driver, and I'd say the US Tanker.  Neither had accessories really, and the Jeep Driver's just a real let-down.  I'm swapping heads on all the extras of him I got and giving him Thompsons or bandoleirs of clips some day (cast accessories/heads). 

I'm hoping they redo 1st series with this articulation though, and the removable helmets, and then I'll maybe try my hand at whipping up a cloth coat for the dudes.  Slap it on over top the regular coat and stuff.  Should be cool.

The Germans are just so hard to get ahold of though...  Especially the open-coat guy.

GREAT headsculpts in this wave though.  Very generic, but with a mix of hoods for both sides too.

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Star Wars Action Figures / Re: Santa Wookie and Elf
« on: December 24, 2004, 02:39 AM »
Haha, that Ewok's incredible Paul.  Nice. :) 

And a good use for a buff Wookie figure too since they're becoming less and less useful for anything.

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Toy Reviews / Re: RAT Continues: Admiral Ozzel
« on: December 24, 2004, 02:38 AM »
hehe, yeah that was my thought too... 

Damn perverts.

Thanks man, and hopefully we'll keep everything rolling on out.  :)

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Toy Reviews / Re: Unfiled report: VOTC Luke and Ben
« on: December 24, 2004, 02:37 AM »
Heh @ Hunting wild astromechs...

Looks like a nice haul too.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Dune
« on: December 24, 2004, 01:33 AM »
I've never watched the movie...  That actually was what got my brother into the series.  Is it worth a look to entice one to it?

I took, seriously, a Lord of the Rings class this upcoming semester...  I kid you not.  Finally leisure reading with a visual end-result too. :)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Festivus, for the rest of us!
« on: December 24, 2004, 01:30 AM »
The ghost of Virex Past, Present, and Future... 

Happy/Merry Festivus indeed everyone.  And Happy/Merry Festivus to spirit of Virex, whatever plain of existance he may now reside.

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Toy Reviews / Re: RAT Continues: Admiral Ozzel
« on: December 23, 2004, 09:18 PM »
haha classic with the wet willie...  :)  Motti's fingers are... uhm... interestingly posed.  There's a couple more crude things he could be doing. 

I'll leave it at that.    :-\

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Toy Reviews / Re: RAT Continues: Dengar
« on: December 23, 2004, 08:54 PM »
Should photoshop that tear onto old Dengar...   :'(

Thanks for the images...  Nice comparison of just what an incredible difference there is Dean.  Truly, that's gotta be the biggest variance in quality between a resculpt and its original. 

Too bad the pudgy "I ate too much pudding" Dengar really sucked so much.  He's now snuggled up to POTF2 Fleet Trooper in my box of misfit Star Wars figures.

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Diorama Displays
« on: December 23, 2004, 08:51 PM »
Yeah, that sounds about ballpark...

Damn though, that's still pricey.  I'm passing either way, but if I was in the market for something to display SW stuff that I didn't build myself...  it'd be in the running.  it's a nice mix.

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Best...

Figure...

Ever...

Well, at least a tie with soem of the other VOTC that are out and about.

I'm jonesing for 5 more now, but I'm likely done unless I miraculously run into these at stores.  I've seen TWO at stores total, and that kinda bites the big one.

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Diorama Displays
« on: December 23, 2004, 08:16 PM »
Yes CHEWIE, I should've emphasized that it's NOT a Hasbro product actually.  They're from a small european company I was told, and have only been available to the UK (unless you wanna ship one over to yourself) thus far.

I'm unsure what their Euro price is though...  I'm wondering if it's close to the $70 SSW.com price they're charging to "import" this one?

It's unique...  I tend to display figures differently than that, but it's still sort of neat.  Very nice quality it seems, but I'm sort of surprised there's not a stink being raised by Hasbro on this...  Unless they simply don't care on this one.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Action Figure Display Diorama SWShop
« on: December 23, 2004, 08:14 PM »
Yeah the news blurb I posted should clarify that it's just not been available in the U.S. yet unless you ordered direct from the UK on it.

I dunno what they run UK to US though...  I wonder if it's actually MORE?

Anyone got prices they can post?

$70's too rich for my blood too...  I don't do displays like that either though.

I found it interesting that SSW.com is "importing" this though.  Very strange...  I'm surprised Hasbro isn't throwing a **** fit on it.

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Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: All New "What If?" CW Thread
« on: December 23, 2004, 07:03 AM »
It can ONLY be official when there's another one open that I lock in place of my own thread Jason.

I thought you'd been at other forums long enough to know the rules? :)

Good call ont he Scuba troopers, the aquatic droids, and the Luminara/Barris, however I'd skipped those last two because I really expect ROTS versions of them which...

Damn their Collection 2 Jedi ROCK!  :)  I'd be cool if they were it... 

Be cool if CW Jedi were softgoods versions then or something, for the softgoods fans, ya know?  Like the ROTS line's all plastic robes, but CW gets cloth robes for those of us who don't mind them.

I swear, Total Control Mace Windu sports a cloak made of the PERFECT fabric.  I will be damned if I can find a duplicate fabric to make my own robes with it though.  :(  Irks me looking through fabric stores where the women look at you more confused than the employees at Wal-Mart do.

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Toy Reviews / RAT Continues: Dengar
« on: December 23, 2004, 06:59 AM »


JD.com is proud to present our first ever Review-A-Thon...  It's a way we're going to clean out some old reviews we've got backlogged and get a little something for you, the viewer, to read over theholidays.

The Star Destroyer Wave continues on with what I'd say was one of the most hotly demanded resculpts by fans of the modern line.  This bounty hunter baddie could only be Dengar (Executor Meeting)



And resculpt him they did!  Hasbro made one big dent with this figure by taking the old POTF2 sculpt and basically saying, "Man, you suck!" to it.  I swear my Dengar shed a tear when I brought the Saga version into the house.

He knew his days were numbered.

Is Dengar perfect?  Well, no, and I'd say his greatest flaw is his falling prey to Hasbro's wackiness with lopsided articulation, yet again, but he's not bad by any means either.

If I had to add something to the review, I'd add that Hasbro should've added a holster to him with a blaster pistol.  I see pictures of him with it, and pictures without.  At this point I think WITH the holster/pistol is accurate though...

And let's face it, he'd simply look better and be a better figure overall if he had a holster and a sidearm accessory.

But, you'll just have to read the full review using the link provided above, and get back to here with your opinions.

My fatboy Dengar from POTF2 will never be the same...  At least he's got friends in the "I'm useless" pile of POTF2 buff and ugly figures.  There's like 3 years of crappiness in that box!

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Toy Reviews / Re: RAT Continues: Admiral Ozzel
« on: December 23, 2004, 06:49 AM »
BTW, Bonus points to people spotting my mis-label of Ozzel as Motti.

I just noticed it myself...  I'll have to fire the editor (JediMAC) now.   ::)  :P

Oh yeah, and we're not changing it...  So enjoy my confused glory there.

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