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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2005-2006 Thread
« on: August 10, 2005, 01:56 AM »
Pens were looking at Burke too and he declined the offer and went to Tampa I guess...  Never heard much about Cujo around here at all.  Never made much in the local news so I'm guessing that wasn't a real substantial rumor.

I dunno why they're after a mentor for Fleury now really, but whatever.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« on: August 10, 2005, 01:51 AM »
So I picked up 2 of the BBI Paratroopers tonight...

The good?

-Articulation is above and beyond anything before done by BBI.  It's amazing what hinged elbows can do to figures who've done nothing but looked like **** with their piss-poor angle-cut elbows.  These guys are great though.

-Legs Apart...  BBI apparantly learned that the ****-tacular way their last couple waves of figures looked because their legs were awkwardly close together just wasn't working, so they fixed them up and now they're looking great.  Much better spacing.  Very realistic.

-Gear...  Armed to the teeth these guys are.  Some come with 2 firearms, and each ahs a heavy-weapon pack-in except one who has a duffel bag on his leg.  I got one with a kick-ass mortar and the duffel-bag guy.

They also have the first ever to-scale .45 pistols, and pineapple grenades.  Talk about kicking ass eh?  Smoke grenades too, lots of pouches...  They're just packed with gear.

-Headsculpts rock...  Really the sculpts overall rock, and it makes me only long for more WW2 items from BBI since 21st doesn't put **** at a decent retailer.  Great figures though, and the headsculpts are among their best ever if you ask me.  Just intensely realistic.  Good customizing fodder for Star Wars too!

And now, the bad and the ugly all in one...

While I like having the workking chute and all, it sucks more than enough ass that the vest and chute straps are all molded on the figure and not removable.  They look great for what they are, but I want combat ready Para's, not jumping para's, and that's gonna kill me buying anything but ONE set of these guys.

Had they been vest/chuteless, I'd want at least 3 of each figure if not more.  They're just that F'n great.  I'm sad that BBI went this other route though.  They did a great job, but they gotta ditch these packs so the figures can actually be used in multiple dioramas other than jumping or pre-jump looks.

So, that one little slight kinda killed my "high" on these.  They're neat, but only neat enough for one set and that sucks.  :(  I wanna army build, dammit.

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Toy Reviews / Re: New JD Review: Ki-Adi Mundi (Jedi Master)
« on: August 10, 2005, 01:41 AM »
The Collection 2 Jedi in general were pretty great...  at least till Zet Jukassa. 

Agen and Ki-Adi Mundi were probably the tops though in my view...  I'd definitely add Kit Fisto to that list though as well.  He's probably the best "generic" looking one out of the group as far as outfits go.  Agen's close, but I did have trouble with his arm's poseability while Kit Fisto was just fan-frickin' tastic for any pose.

Pilot Obi-Wan's blowing them all away judging by the pics I see, but Collection 2 was just some of the best Jedi figures.  I still call them the "Apologies" from Hasbro. :)  Profuse "sorry" with every figure for it's inevitably ****** version that came out in Saga's run.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: #55 Obi-Wan Kenobi-Red Leader Pilot
« on: August 10, 2005, 01:24 AM »
You guys are killing me! :)

I think part of his pegwarming status has to be the fact that Jedi Fodder's in no short supply right now too.  I've noticed the better a figure is overall the more it does tend to move (or at least the longer it moves, and steadier).  Customizing has its place I think in the dwindling of specific figures.  For instance, astromechs...  For all intents and purposes, astromechs are rather dull figures, but a good version of one tends to move no matter how many get out there.  Why would that be though? 

I have noticed Agen Kolar's one of the faster moving Jedi from ROTS too...  Why?  I can only imagine it's the robe, the customizing potential...  Someone's making Jedi figures I'd think, otherwise it just seems odd that he'd move so much better than some of the other Collection 2 Jedi...

Tonight For the first time since 4/2 though, I can honestly say that Clones were in some level of supply at stores around here.  At least Toys R Us had a substantial quantity whereas WM and Target weren't so spiffed up.

Makes me wonder if Hasbro isn't working a little overtime to make TRU look better.  They tend to hold their retail hand a bit more than the others I know.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: #56 Mustafar Sentry
« on: August 10, 2005, 01:16 AM »
He's looked pretty sharp to me too, from pics anyway.  Not one I've seen myself, though we just are starting to get the Zett Jukassa wave in any decent numbers, haha.

Gotta love being all the way out here in EBF.  The east always gets hosed!   >:(

I'm SOOOOOOooo anxious to find the Obi-Wan Pilot, Mustafar Sentry, and AT-RT Driver soon...  Those, the clone variations, and the Anakin Evolutions sets are the last things I"m needing to be caught up right now, and unfortunately MOST of that I want multiples of.   :-\

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Hey, sideshow figs come armed to the teeth...  No reason a Katarn figure shouldn't just be "accurate". :)

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Power of the Jedi / Re: favorite POTJ figure
« on: August 10, 2005, 01:06 AM »
Those Amidala's are like Senator figures to me...  Articulation kind of becomes a secondary to sculpt because of the outfit.  It's tough to criticize Orn Free Tah as a bad figure because of articulation when he's just a big fattie.  He came out as a great figure for some dull Senator though.  Amidala's are kinda like that.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Birthday Bobafett14!!!
« on: August 9, 2005, 11:43 PM »
Happy Birthday Bob, ya old fart...

Have a good one bud, and enjoy the SW loot!

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2005-2006 Thread
« on: August 9, 2005, 12:50 AM »
Funny how, when thinking of fantasy Hockey, the question even needs asking about the variable of rule enforcement.  That should be such a non-issue, but yet it's still there lingering...  I think NHL Ref's uniforms should be mandatory pocketless ones.

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Feedback / Re: JayDouble's feedback
« on: August 9, 2005, 12:45 AM »
Add me to Jay Double's list of positive feedback supporters.

He was willing to send me a Tarrful BK figure for free just because he had one loose.  I totally appreciate it as it brought my goal of all the little BK plushes this much closer to completion!  :) 

Thanks man, I owe ya one!

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2005-2006 Thread
« on: August 9, 2005, 12:35 AM »
Pittsburgh's on a freakin' spree. :)  Ziggie Palfy was the big one gaining the most attention around the city so far...  This whole thing's been weird to watch though...  Never seen so much movement.  I think the "he who hesitates, masturbates" phrase may be something we hear into the season for the teams not making many moves.  I mean, you have your cap, you know what you gotta do, so I'd be moving... 

Lots of names still gonna be moving around though for sure.  This is fun, and yet sort of frightening to watch.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: #55 Obi-Wan Kenobi-Red Leader Pilot
« on: August 8, 2005, 01:50 AM »
I think someone did this Custom, Jared...  Darth Delicious perhaps?  Not sure what head he used though.  I know I saw this somewhere recently.

I'm amazed he's warming pegs for you already...  He's yet to be seen on pegs by most out here...  He was even relatively "rare" at the Toy Show amongst the other scalped items.  He can pegwarm all he wants here for me, as I'll be picking extras up randomly for the obligatory Jedi Customs. :)

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: EP3 Clonetroopers
« on: August 8, 2005, 12:52 AM »
No black pilots in the film...  As near as I can tell, the only pilot variation we would've been shown that got axed was the V-Wing Pilot...  He's a HUGE change too, and not much like any other pilot except his helmet is closer to a TIE Pilot's in look, but color he's like nobody else.

I'm all for the EU stuff, even if it's not in any EU material but Hasbro-made...  They have the Clone Commander mold, so I'm all for milking that to get more Clone COmmanders (I also treat that sculpt as an E3 era ARC Trooper's uniform...  I personally don't bite on all the ARC's dying off, or new ones not being trainded/created).  To that end I could fit the green CC in anywhere really, or just make him part of a green legion...

Same with the black pilots and such...  The Target Clone's I just treat as Neyo Grunts we don't see.  I'm sure that planet had more than 2 guys (the Commander and what I'd assume was an aide or accompanying officer) roaming about...  It's all in what you like though.  I'd take a Super Articulated Kyle Katarn figure and Darktrooper you could fit a SA figure into over any of these. :)  The ultimate EU figs IMO.

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Other Collectibles / Re: ROTS Burger King Promos
« on: August 6, 2005, 04:18 AM »
no problem, it's yours remind me next time we get together.


Thanks a ton bud, I appreciate it!  He and Tarful were the two main ones I wanted, so now I just need a Boga for a complete set and I'd dig an extra Chewie if I can find it...  I'd be set then, but for now I'm gonna be happy even if I don't get the Boga and extra Chewie. 

Cool beans man, thanks a ton!

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Other Toy Lines / Re: BBI/Dragon similarity issue
« on: August 6, 2005, 12:05 AM »
Could always just try picking up a piece of gear, just one, test it out to make sure... 

Also, there's a company called Cotswold Collectibles that specializes in custom 12" gear that I think's pretty universal.  The USAF secrity wear like red berets, right?  Or am I mistaken?  Anyway, maybe could find a nice cloth one or something...  See if they're more up your alley.  They may do better on price, but I don't know about quality.

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