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Revenge of the Sith / Re: TOMY Remote Control R2-D2 at
« on: June 30, 2005, 03:30 AM »
Well, it looks nice...  It's a neat novelty item to me.  I was happy to put an order in I think.  Would love a repainted one to match the one Astro in Mos Eisley.  Just have it continuously roaming the streets. :)

Revenge of the Sith / Re: TRU Exclusive Clones!
« on: June 30, 2005, 03:29 AM »
My ideal would be three SAs side-by-side in the bubble on a normal Deluxe card.

The packaging on the Evolutions is overkill, especially for an army building set where 80% that are sold will be ripped open anyway -- carded collectors only need one, but openers will buy multiples. And it could shave a buck or two off the retail price.

Besides, these clone sets aren't truly Evolutions since it's three of the same type of trooper.

Part of me thinks that's the best option too...  3 SA's on a deluxe card with just the right gun (rifle, given that we have a ton of the carbine at this point).  But the idea of the Evolutions styled box (not "Evolutions" figures though, just a reuse of that packaging style) would be ideal if you were getting MORE accessories...  Just thinking outside the box on that a bit, but not expecting it.  But I could see zip-lines, a rocket launcher, various weapons...

I agree that the Evolutions packaging would be overkill if you got nothing additional in there...  I saw the EE Clones as overkill on the packaging too, being something you couldn't buy on sight, and for army building...  Selling it in a store makes the packaging slightly more important.  I'd be more than happy with 3 SA's on a Deluxe cardback though, but I'd be ecstatic for 3 SA's in an Evolutions styled box with a ton of different gear...  Just doubt it happens that way...  The one thing I know I certainly hope not to see is the Deluxe Clones reused and that's seemingly everyone's first thought, so I'm not too pumped on this line right now...  Should be interesting to see in the coming weeks (and/or months) what is what.

Well if ya have 2 open the other one and find out then. :)

It doesn't have knee joints, and it's left arm is limited in movement a bit, but the right arm, ankles, and neck all move like most of the other Clones can.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Concept Clone
« on: June 30, 2005, 03:14 AM »
An interesting custom without a doubt.  I think I'd dig one with cloth robes, and it may make a nice "future" custom project...  I think it looks almost like a pseudo sniper.  Reminds me of troops in the Battle of the Bulge.  Improvised "camo" and warmth...

Very neat looking, and accurate to the pics I've seen.

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Whose Side Are You On Anyway?
« on: June 29, 2005, 09:25 PM »
The Quarrens in CW were not my favorite episode.  Neat elelments to that, but poor execution I thought overall...

My opinion is that perhaps the Quarren are playing both sides and the CW toon is simply wrong...  Not hard for me to accept that given my dislike for that episode for the most part, so I simply ignore it.

Come time of the Imperial era, some EU says both Quarren and Mon Cal support the Alliance...  Depending what you read.  I like that.

Episode 1 / Re: What's your favorite vehicle?
« on: June 29, 2005, 05:02 AM »
I agree that the AAT is pretty nice.  Not sure on its scale, but it seems close and they did good with the hatch.  I was only miffed at the lack of a "real" interior.  The lame-ass feature of the exploding cockpit thing, with the painted figure and all that...  Not swift.

To me, the AAT was a pretty solid attempt though...

And E1 didn't have a lot of good stuff to pick from.  I think it has the worst ships/vehicles of all the films.  I will say that the Gian Speeder is one I'd have liked to have seen done and done properly.  The Flash Speeder was a letdown since it was so damn tiny.  Nice idea, piss-poor execution.

The N1 Fighter was a bit more the same, as was the Queen's Ship...

Episode II was a far greater effort out of LFL's designers to make "Star Warsy" vehicles.  The ships in E1 just fell flat.

Power of the Jedi / Re: favorite POTJ figure
« on: June 29, 2005, 04:56 AM »
See, now that's good thinking Hunter! :)

I was thinking how sweet it'd be to have him re-issued in grey (be nice if they tooled some new legs and headsculpts for him too though) so we could build a nice Tech army too.  I've come to the conclusion these are Gunnery Officers or Pilots off-duty myself, and would love some grey Army/Tech guys to pile into dioramas since they were like fly-dirt in the film.

It's one of those figures though that, even if he wasn't changed at all, I'd buy another 10 or 20 of him as he is. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: June 29, 2005, 04:52 AM »

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Who's got the best burger?
« on: June 29, 2005, 04:50 AM »
She was a bit meaty for my tastes...

Oh wait, about the comment under the mask you mean?

Hey Jared, sending a PM your way about the ST.

Toy Reviews / Re: Commander Bacara...thumbs down
« on: June 29, 2005, 03:48 AM »
The Skirt is most definitely glued to him at the waist and also on his ass cheeks.  "Bummer", literally.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS variation/error thread
« on: June 29, 2005, 02:02 AM »
I picked my Tarkin up and never even noticed till I was examining him closely (after I opened him) for this gig I have.   ::) 

So anyway, Jason's thing about the tint (a pinkish color, very noticeable compared to the pants or shirt of the figure) even breezed past my radar when I picked the figure up but not when I was studying it close.  It's really rather distracting looking.

I have a 2nd Tarkin figure on Lay-away that I gotta go pick up in a while and I'm gonna check him over good.  He's a fodder figure so I'll open him and do some side-by-side comparisons. 

There is a belt "buckle" mechanism (peg/hole) just like on the Red Clone Commander, and the skirt should THEORETICALLY come off...  However...

Hasbro saw fit, at least on my figure, to glue the belt to his waist and his ass cheeks.  Why, I do not know...  Kind of defeats the purpose of making the belt have the removable feature/buckle and all that, but hey, it's Hasbro.  They're goofy.

BTW Jared, your Bacara rocks and I'm not hell bent on doing that too.  The way the helmet rests on the neck doesn't bug me in the slightest.  May do that headswap real quick just to see if I'm just not seeing the crappiness.  :)  Looks cool by me though.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: TRU Exclusive Clones!
« on: June 28, 2005, 09:47 PM »
The best Idea I've heard on this so far is the thought of these being 3 SA Clones in an Evolutions style box (hopefully with the right gear and stuff)...  I hadn't even considered the Evolutions boxes as really being made for 3 figures and stuff...

That's ideal thinking, unless you consider ideal to be the 3 SA guys in a small package (with just rifles)...  I'd love that Evolutions sort of idea, but not under the Evolutions title.  That'd be rather neat.

I haven't, as I only got one Bacara when I was out (only saw one too), so I am not sure what may be possible...  I will say that action features tend to throw a wrench into swapping parts.  It may not be possible, or at least it may not be simple.   :-\

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