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Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« on: May 3, 2005, 03:34 AM »
Sunday I found my 2nd Clone Pilot and Palpatine with the Red Saber.  I really gave that figure more credit than it deserved, it's another salt & pepper shake unfortunately.  I thought it was more than that, plus mine's got a nasty "lean" due to the lame-ass feature.

Anyway, saw another Clone Pilot rolling away in a buggy, guess I could've had an ARC-load, but I was a couple minutes too late.

Still never seen an AT-TE Gunner or Commander, much less the Neimodian, Wookiee, and SA Clone.  :(  Even #6 CLone's gone around here save for the rare one at the bottom of the bin at TRU.

Clones not on shelves in time for E3 premiere?  Retail (and Hasbro case assortment decision makers) should be ashamed.   ::)

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: ROTS Picture Thread
« on: May 3, 2005, 01:02 AM »
The music video up on is worth a DL too, as it does have some new footage.  It's mostly the shots from the E3 spectacular though, but it adds some new ones in there too.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Wal-Mart "Early Bird" Exclusive
« on: May 2, 2005, 11:36 PM »
I'd LOVE to find collector cases and Vader helmets on sale...  Hell I'd like to find EB sets on sale too, but I've wanted a Vader helmet/voice changer since those came out but I don't wanna shill out the $$ for it.   :-\

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. :)

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,


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. 

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.

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.   :-\

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.   >:(

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.   :-\

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.

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.

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. :)

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.  >:(

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

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