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Revenge of the Sith / Re: "Evolutions" assortment...
« on: June 27, 2005, 03:19 AM »
I know I've seen customs with 2-piece helmets (BTW, thanks for that shot Jared, I'd forgotten about that one)...  I like to think if a customizer can do it, Hasbro can, but they simply choose not to for whatever reason. 

I'd dig a 2-piece one too...  I'm so happy to see this be a seemingly substantial improvement over the VOTC though that I'm just jonesin' to pick that set up...  I'll forever want that 2-piece helmet though...  And a nice meditation chamber too.

I got Bacarra today too...   :-\

Not too swift...  However, after rethinking this topic I'd take ONE resculpt of the Clone...  Something that was only an improvement.  SA Clone articulation + AT-TE Gunner's hip articulation + removable helmet ala the TE Gunner...  A lot on one figure, but that'd be the only thing I'd want to see "new" in the basic Clone sculpt...

Beyond that, I still think the #41 Clone could be the perfect base, and would've made Bacarra worth something more than a one-time-buy kind of figure (or two if you want his accessories to make a SA Bacarra).  He's lacking for certain...  I'm not sure why certain figures are losing the leg articulation.  He has, the Neimodian Warrior, Wookiee Warrior...  Seems like a big step backwards to me, especially since the Wookiee's legs swivel even.  Bacarra's definitely the weakest of the Clones thus far though and I hope his grunts (when/if they arrive) are substantially better.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Clone #6 vs Clone #41
« on: June 27, 2005, 03:08 AM »
The Gunnery crews in the space battle are what stand out to me...  Hadn't thought of looking in the temple closely though...

Man I gotta go see that again...  Just itchin' to go.

i didn't tape it Dale, sorry...  Hopefully one of these folks can help.  I don't have any tapes TO tape with.   :-\


Well, to me this just shows how loose the LFL people are with the continuity...  All the more reason to NOT accept everything written!  However, I will say that a lot of Fan-Fiction is very nice work...  Much of it even surpasses the stuff LFL is paying for, which is sad given what they probably are paying to get some of that stuff written!

It's funny but I've seen people make custom levels to games that are so nicely written and play so well that you just WISH they had some pull in developing the storylines of games.  Lucasarts has lost a step there (at least from time to time).

The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Anybody get the plug n' play yet?
« on: June 27, 2005, 12:58 AM »
From what I hear it's the same game as the Vader one, just for those not sure... 

I've yet to get either since there appear to be so many.  It's one of those things I want but don't wanna pay full price for...  The game shots look ok though.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« on: June 27, 2005, 12:57 AM »
Thanks for the # Jay Double, as it may help quite a few people out (hopefully).  Currently no word on these showing in my area but perhaps soon.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: "Evolutions" assortment...
« on: June 27, 2005, 12:43 AM »
I think AOTC Anakin and ROTS Anakin both look fantastic actually...  As per our front page, here's some images of what I think the final product's going to look like while the shot shown before is the figures from C3 which weren't seemingly the "final" product.


I think the headsculpts on both look great in those pictures...  Much truer to the actor than the hand-painted ones at C3 which can either be REALLY great or not too accurate. 

I agree that ROTS Ani's robe poofs a bit, however I've never trusted displayed shots unless a collector did it.  :)  I can get my VOTC Obi's cloak to lay better than any shot I ever saw, yet it still sorta bites.  I'm thinking that, by the look of the fabric on ROS Ani, I can get the robe to lay better than the effort made in that picture. 

The Vader, I think, had a removable helmet...  It may just be another Vader, but if it's got a removable helmet and the ball/socket joints I'm thinking it has, it's going to blow the VOTC out of the water which is currently my #1...  :)  I'm all for that!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Birthday Darth Kenobi!!!
« on: June 27, 2005, 12:36 AM »
Happy B-Day man, hope you score some new figs or something good! :)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: EZBoards got Nuked
« on: June 27, 2005, 12:34 AM »
Yup, I know some threads at some sites I liked are gone now and I don't have them copied...  Some good info from model-makers is long gone now, and that sucks. 

The carwax couldn't hurt it I wouldn't think, so I'd give it a shot Rob, but I've never heard of any kind of care being necessary for granite countertops either.  I'd think they're porous though and require something to keep them shiney... 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Who's got the best burger?
« on: June 27, 2005, 12:31 AM »
Hey, this thread is back...

So I went to Red Robbin just a couple weeks ago...  IT SUCKED!   >:(

First, it's expensive...  For $31, 2 people ate a burger, a softdrink, a Coors Lite, a salad, and an order of cheesesticks.  I could've eaten a good meal somewhere else for that much.  I mean, there's a Texas Roadhouse across the road from this RR that I've eaten a better meal for just as much. 

Fudruckers = Vastly superior burger IMO.  I was not impressed.

 Plus that goddam bird was wandering the place and annoying when you tried to leave the restaurant.

Good question Matt.  I've been just NOW tinkering with Pay Pal.  I don't use PP ever, and rarely use Ebay really (never sold, only bought, and limited in anything I've bought even). 

I verified my account with a bank account, and from what I gathered that I read, they don't take ANYTHING from your account, it's just a protection measure for the "Pay Pal COmmunity".  Others will be able to verify this though.

From what I gathered, fi you wanted to actually pay with Pay-Pal, you had to transfer money FROM your Bank Account to your Pay-Pal Account, which took a couple days, and then you could pay with Pay-Pal by transferring the money you put into your PP account into another Pay-Pal Account...  If that makes sense.

Again, I'm a novice with this.  I dont' use Ebay for much of anything unless I can get it for super cheap but recently found a need to have a PP account so I signed up.  Still have yet to use it.   :-\

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Toys R Us merger
« on: June 27, 2005, 12:23 AM »
The fact a real-estate factor is involved can be scary...  A lot of TRU stores are planted right amidst some prime real-estate (usually within close proximity to a mall, at least in my area, which is land that can garner quite a penney).  Could spell store closings, but that's just a thought I throw out there...

I think TRU can work, I just think the way in which it's run now isn't going to work.  This store rarely has clearances, it rarely has sales (much less sales at a peak time...  Like why aren't SW figures $1 off right now in an effort to clear some room?  If they can run a sale like that once they can run it now and undercut WM a bit who I doubt would drop their prices to match...  But whatever).

TRU, like toys in general, is going to have to change...  If they want to stay around in any capacity anyway.  It's a shame though because it shows how our times have changed.  When I was young it was Children's Palace, then TRU which was slightly different, and now Toys are something along the lines of Toilet Paper...  Blah.

I'm not a WM fan so any detrimental news to TRU is sorta disheartening to me...  I've had the misfortune of studying WM inside out, and I'll never look at that company with anything but contempt...  TRU just isn't trying the right ways though, and have some work to do.  I would not be the slightest bit surprised at further store cuts for real-estate value that outweighs store profitability either, but I think/hope the Toys R Us chain will still live for a while at least...  How they alter to fit the market will determine how long they go on... 

Then again they could close up shop all together...  I think I'd be surprised at that though.  I don't thinkt hey can turn-over their properties to make the deal they worked out worth closing up shop all together.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Tooting my own horn
« on: June 27, 2005, 12:13 AM »
Nothing wrong with that if you ask me...  It's always a lot of work. 

If you guys do have the time to check it out, CHEWIE puts a lotta work into the photonovels and they fit pretty well into the SW universe too.  I'm always pleased to see he keeps some really background stuff (planet names and such) within his continuity.  To me that shows a strong effort to make your stuff just as good as the EU LFL sanctions.

You all should check it out...

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