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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
« on: May 2, 2005, 04:11 PM »
If everything came with a Bonus Clone, that'd be great.  With the molds tooled, the figure could easily get slipped into many different packages in future assortments, slight label change, and instant hit I think.

I'll be looking for these AT-RT's I know, especially since Kohl's often has sales.  They're like Penney's in many respects, and they ALWAYS have a sale going.  Unfortunately they're not all that common out here save for being near malls, so it'll be a trek towards a mall for me I guess to spot this.

I know I want more RT's though (crappy figure and all, the walker itself is fantastic I think), so if I get a Clone with it extra, more the better for me. :)

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Newbies / Re: New to the Boards
« on: May 2, 2005, 03:56 PM »
Hey Ryan,

Good to see you around...  Hope you have a good time here, enjoy the stay, ask any ?'s you have.  Share your latest projects with us if you want in our customizing area.

Take it easy,

JJ

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: I'm Not A Fan of Molded Sabers
« on: May 2, 2005, 03:41 PM »
The action features are so weak themselves though, the molded saber/hand combo's really werne't a necessity.  Just good hand sculpts to hold single-piece sabers I believe would've sufficed.  My Palpy's gonna need a hand transplant though because at the moment he has nothing going for him. 

I'm hoping perhaps to find some spares from E2 Palpy maybe, or perhaps a Bespin Luke will donate. 

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: battle droids = terrible
« on: May 2, 2005, 12:02 PM »
nah, I figure I shouldn't have to put extra $$$ into stands when I have dozens of the Saga stands, commtech chips, freebie stands, etc...  plus I'm not a fan of large round stands either.  I prefer more squarish ones that sorta fit together more on a shelf setting.

Either way though, Hasbro needs to go back to the E1 droid plastic at least for these droid's legs.  They're attrocious.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« on: May 2, 2005, 01:23 AM »
Yeah...  That and then some.  The black 109, the 1.5 ton Dodge truck...

I've lost track of all the stuff people have found of late, but NOT finding the figures is killing me.  Everyone says they've found dozens, except for me.   :-\

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: battle droids = terrible
« on: May 2, 2005, 01:12 AM »
Diddly, I agree with you wholeheartedly actually.  I love the upper body sculpts on the BD figures, and I think they're good for neutral and action poses.  They are passable at the least, and pretty good in that regard overall.

The legs are a killer though.  If the figure can't stand, it's no good to me, and the BD sadly cannot stand at all.  This ROTS one can't, my red ones from AOTC can't, and I'd say the worst of all are the cream colored ones from AOTC.  I tried putting them in my E1 Gungan scene up on a high shelf (so I don't have to look at it TOO often :P ), and they nosedive off that shelf constantly...  to the point I've made them "deads" on the field rather than tried to have them marching along with the E1 droids.

Hasbro could be using a sturdier plastic in the legs, at least.  It's really to the point it's sort of insulting that, even with stands, a figure can't stand.  A couple padme's are the same way too, which sucks.  Naboo Celebration's one of those culprits for me.   >:(

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Revenge of the Sith / I'm Not A Fan of Molded Sabers
« on: May 2, 2005, 01:08 AM »
I gotta say...

I nabbed the Palpatine figure tonight in the red robes with the extra head/hands, and I'm really not liking these sabers molded into the hands and all that.

I understand single-piece saber/hilts rather than the removable blades and all that jazz...  I don't LIKE that, and I think the removable blades w/hilts were pretty cool, but this whole thing of Hasbro molding the saber TO the hand and making the hands removable sorta sucks.  I only say that about Palpy here because he doesn't have a "normal" right hand really.  Just the bony Evil hands. 

I guess I think Hasbro can do better by making a saber (single-piece), and then just a hilt, rather than sabers stuck to hands.  If kids are gonna lose the whole saber, so be it...  I can bite on the issue of removable blades being fragile though...  But no saber sorta sucks.   :-\

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: sneak preview Grievous
« on: May 2, 2005, 01:04 AM »
I'm gonna be locking merging this one up...

Maul, general Q's about "value" tend to go ignored (as this thread appears to have been for the most part), and you can easily ask this in a previously existing thread about Preview Greivous.  You don't need to start another thread for questions of value...

Locked Merged, and keep that in mind for future reference if you would please.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: More Target Exclusives?
« on: May 2, 2005, 01:01 AM »
Speaking as a customizer, the packaging IS easier to pull a switch on sadly.  Hope nobody gets taken on a scam with these, that's BS...  Unfortunately it's the way of this hobby anymore.  Opportunists (scalpers, frauds, etc.) are always spiked during these movie years, but ROTS really seems to have a whole new breed of them, sadly.

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Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: EE exclusive Clone Trooper 4-packs!
« on: May 2, 2005, 12:57 AM »
My buddy got my sets in, yay!  Should be able to pick them up the night of E3's premiere too.  What a night that ought to be. :)

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Other Toy Lines / Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« on: May 1, 2005, 02:55 AM »
So is anyone finding figures at Wal-Mart?

People are saying they are finding them left and right...  Pilots, Battle of the Bulge figures, the new Pacific Theater Marines, Patton figures...  The works.

Also US and German halftracks, German Panzers, etc...

Where is this **** at?  I'd buy up a full set of Marines plus army builders if I saw them,a nd forget about BotB Germans and GI's...  I'd build a huge army of those!

Where is this stuff though?  Is Pittsburgh the only area being denied any XD stuff?  I'm pissed.  >:(

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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Celebration Spectaculer Footage
« on: May 1, 2005, 02:27 AM »
Well isn't that purdy stuff! :)

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Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: EE exclusive Clone Trooper 4-packs!
« on: May 1, 2005, 01:31 AM »
Two cases should've been offered.  White/Officer mix and an All White Trooper mix...  I'd take a case of those, and just wimper at the bill.  :)

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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. :)

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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.

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