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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Playoffs!
« on: January 10, 2005, 09:58 PM »
West meets East, and West will cremate the opposition of course.  ;D

BTW, ESPN and Fox are combined to make the worst sports-casting of all time in any sport.  Fox ruined any NHL coverage it ever had, and ESPN ruins any coverage of anything it has.

I dont' know anyone in Pittsburgh who wasn't trying to coordinate their radios to their TV's on that last ESPN hosted game the Steelers had (forget who we even played...  I was out X-Mas shopping I think).  They're attrocious on all levels.  Probably worried about FCC fines because of the "mooning".

it was an ass malfunction maybe.

Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Clone Trooper 4 Packs!
« on: January 10, 2005, 09:52 PM »
The $6-ish price, on the case orders that is, is tolerable I've come to grips with...  Though it's more than $6.25 I've found I think.  $6.75-ish a figure was what our total came to out here in Pittsburgh.  I mighta found a 2nd case I can get in on and get 2 extra white sets (1 BD & 1 Clean).

That's not bad...  Not great, and no 4 in a white mailer price, but it ain't no $10 a figure crock of **** they've been trying.  The extreme variances in price also tell me that either they needed to ALSO offer a completely white case (no officers) or at least offer a 3-set of white Clones for the $6-ish price.  I'd have been pretty content with that I believe.  These gaps in prices are shady though, if you ask me.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: The Mustafar Playset...
« on: January 10, 2005, 02:45 PM »
The set's confirmation came with the Insider #80 today, as per the front page.

Not much detail released though, but it did say the "Action Assortment" of battling figures will interlock with the playset.  Sounds interesting to me.

Playsets tend not to do well, so I'm going to be curious as to this set's popularity.  If it's nicely done as far as proportions and things, I'm in.  Playsets have the luxury of giving you a to-scale PIECE of a scene.  That's one area that I wish larger vehicles would simply be made into a section and act as a playset rather than a stand-alone vehicle.

As a collector I'd much rather have had something like that than the Sandcrawler as it is now, or say an attempt at a dwarfed down Tantive IV.  That's my take on things though...  LEave bigger vehicles like those to the Action Fleet line, just do them to-scale for it instead.

The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Star Wars Strategy Game Coming
« on: January 10, 2005, 12:29 PM »
Eh, yeah, but I just hate when they do dumb **** like that.  Take the old design, use it, and just bedone with it.  I'd say they felt it wasn't logically laid out, which I can't say I disagree with, but respect those who "created" it, ya know? 

And the Alliance tanks look to NOT be the Force Commander/G Battlegrounds tanks, which were perfectly designed and quite "Star Wars-ish" I thought.  Again I think they're taking themselves too seriously with bashing the old RTS games and trying to distance themselves from it.

The irony is they took the EU design of the AT-AT barge that Force Commander actually created, and that the ICS books adapted for their own use.  I think they didn't realize that FC came up with that design. :)

The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Star Wars Strategy Game Coming
« on: January 10, 2005, 01:59 AM »
And the front page now has more information on this game with links to a magazine article soon to be on shelves.

Interesting if true...  I truly dislike seeing this game's developers take it upon themselves to "rewrite" EU as they see fit though.  EU's supposed to at least TRY to work together, and they're simply scrapping past RTS designs it appears.

The TIE Crawler looks NOTHING like the craft that appears in numerous EU writings as well.  This is a design as old as EU itself since it came from the old West End Games books, and the game's developers seem to have felt that they could redesign the vehicle as they saw fit.  Not a good move IMO.

Hope the game is as good as they boast, otherwise we'll see more the same opinion about Star Wars RTS gaming.  It's not been good over the years, so let's hope that doesn't happen.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Episode III Beast Assortment
« on: January 10, 2005, 01:30 AM »
I believe Obi-Wan's his pack-in, but since I'm not keeping up with the spoilers much I'm not entirely sure on that.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: January 9, 2005, 03:48 AM »

So does she get bumped up on the list now?

Personally, I'm not a huge fan of her.  She's ok though, but just not "wow" enough with all this competition.

And she's also too good for Brad Pitt.  I mean, how tough must you be to please, ya know?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebel scum mods are gone!
« on: January 8, 2005, 06:32 PM »
I knew where we stood Dave, no worries. :)

Newbies / Re: Hi guys Im new!
« on: January 8, 2005, 04:23 AM »
mmhmmm...   :-X

Other Toy Lines / Re: Army of Darkness?
« on: January 8, 2005, 04:22 AM »
I wanted some of the skeletons and such for customizing...

I've heard of issues with them being fragile though, and breaking like a McFarlane "toy" tends to, after just a few movements of a joint.

Still wanting to get the dead bits and pieces for customs though.

Beru and Owen charred, here I come!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebel scum mods are gone!
« on: January 8, 2005, 04:15 AM »
As a matter of fact he PM'd me about something I was selling, showing interest, and never got back to me...  I hate when people do **** like that.



Sorry Jesse

For what Dave?   ???  You didn't do something did you?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Be Gone With Ye! The Simpsons
« on: January 8, 2005, 04:14 AM »
Just concurring with the above...  If you listen to that Bowl game's half-time show and still think AS is a "good singer", your opinion is 100% invalid.

I have flatulents that carried a tune better.

How can you have head variants on Capt. Panaka? That's like saying make a Darth Maul with head variants  :P

Generic Naboo Officers dude! :)  There's more than Panaka throughout the flick, he's just the one that's gonna get us the generic white guy to go with him, and get offed in the hallways of Theed Palace.

Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Clone Trooper 4 Packs!
« on: January 8, 2005, 04:05 AM »
First, you are a sheep Jared.  :)

Second, something Jason said,

While you do make some valid points, we also have to take into account where the production costs lie, will it be based on the single figure, or the full 4 pack of figures. But I don't know much on that front so I won't assume anything.

I personally think the key thing to it all, and the thing nobody's likely to ever know, is what the total production run is on this for EE.  They're touting it as "limited", and if it is then there's some legit explanation to the pricing there...  I don't think it's ENTIRELY an explanation, but it's a thought, and one we'll never get an answer to.

The other thing that's not really answerable right now, and likely ever, is:  Does MORE at a lesser price yield higher profit than LESS at a higher price?  A lot of times, volume's the answer.  More likely than not I'd say, but not always of course.  A lot depends on the product, and that very thought ties into what EE's said they'd commit to buying.

So many people who routinely say they're going to buy MORE of something are now saying "Ya know, one set's all I want", and some are even not getting in on this at all.

When you order a case with local buddies, the price is tolerable, but you're still screwed if you want more whites on this, and that will always suck.  It makes getting one set almost your only route unless you truly think $10-ish is a good price to army build at...  And the high price itself (IMO) defeats the entire IDEA of building armies.

Maybe Hasbro thinks people will go ape**** and just buy up stuff in droves at $10 per figure these sets, I dunno.  I can't justify it...  If I was wealthy, I suppose I would probably do it and be damned any thought of making a statement by not buying, but as it stands I was justifying VOTC Stormtroopers which I want probably 10x as much as these Clones.

I really think they're missing the ball on selling more for less, but that's me, and I can't prove that notion.  When dealing in something with such low costs in the first place (which this has to be), I can only imagine selling it in the highest total units possible (since that seems, to me, the logical way to go) would make more money.  I dunno.

Oh lord...  I will be lucky to even name 10 characters from TPM. :)

OK, my top 10...

1) Super Art. Darth Maul...  Break-apart saber with removable blades, and cloth Tatooine Cloak, of course.  If he pops apart at the waist, more the better.

2) Super Art. Qui-Gon Jinn...  Maybe they can get his likeness right this time.  Cloth Jedi cloak would be nice too, and a hilt for on his belt.

3) Super Art. Obi-Wan...  More the same as above.  Maybe this one's headsculpt will be nice as well.

4) Super Art. Naboo Soldier...  Yes, I asked for it.  A Naboo Soldier resculpt with SA, and a removable hat.  Head variants would rock as well.

5) Super Art. Capt. Panaka...  Captain Panaka resculpt with removable hat.  A head variant or two would be real nice as well.

6) Super Art. Naboo Royal Security...  The red armored dudes...  Head variants.  Reuse the E1 figure's helmet even.

7) Gragra/Swokes Swokes...  Love this thing.  Wanted the Pez dispenser even because it looked so good with the figures.

8 ) Generic Naboo Pilot...  With the trench coat, and removable helmet.

9) R5 Unit...  Either Jabba's or one of the Queen's, but I want an R5 unit somewhere.

10) Ithorian Senator...  Just because I can't think of much else.

BTW, I'd take any way to get the Eopie out because I don't have that either, and woudl like a couple actually.  I wanted to not go for Deluxe on my top 10 though, but that is definitely a good candidate to re-release somehow. 

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