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Hey Hasbro! / Re: Super Articulated ARC Troopers (non-animated)
« on: May 26, 2005, 08:04 PM »
I'd be all for SA ARC's from the CW toon...  Red and Blue both would be appreciated, and if Hasbro were especially nice they'd include a shoulder-fired rocket launcher and a mini-gun accessory for diversity.

I'd dig Clone Commando's too but ARC's would be my priority want in the SA format.  I agree wholeheartedly that the CW figs were a little lax in the articulation.  with a pistol they look ok but they're kinda "meh" otherwise.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Army of Darkness?
« on: May 26, 2005, 02:25 AM »
I picked a couple up tonight...  They weren't an extra 50% off, but they werne't $14 either, so for half price they were affordable.

Brittle's an understatement, but Palisades did a number on the articulation with these.  Ball/socket joints galore, finely detailed sculpts, great accessories...  They're quality pieces.  Should make good corpses for battlefields.  I still thing AoD is one of the most asinine films I've ever seen though.  I can't think of much about it that I liked when I saw it. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Will Ferrell Appreciation Society
« on: May 26, 2005, 01:47 AM »
Hmm, there's movies out other than ROTS?

Well, I didn't catch that (doubt I do) but I did catch some of Farrel on SNL and more importantly his (most likely?) last Celebrity Jeopardy Bit.

Had Hammond not been there it wouldn't have been as funny, but man that was a good one.  0 + 0 = 0, and he wagered Poop.  Classic.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Wars no good
« on: May 26, 2005, 01:44 AM »
You boys know that's dangerous talk.


Perhaps Brad's authority (with some humor) was missed.  He's saying NO political debating, and that includes subtle jabs that can instigate more of it.  Keep it on topic.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS - Deluxe Figures
« on: May 26, 2005, 01:30 AM »
For the first time tonight I just spotted the Vulture Droid (Brown) and Super Duper Flying CLone...  Now onto the hunt for this other stuff.

No Vaders or Yoda/Cancel.  Definitely wanting that Vader...  It's just too iconic not to have.  That's one I even would like the variation of. 

I'd like to find SA's and TE Gunners even.  :)  I'm seeing Commanders though on every trip, just not every store.

It's amazing though what the movie's release did to the product...  Like during AOTC's premiere the figure totals didn't really dwindle.  I went out tonight for my post-ROTS premiere toy run and both Wal-Mart's I hit were hit HARD and had some empty pegs even...  Target had gotten some figures in because there was remnants new stuff that wasn't around last week prior to the film's release but it looked like a lot had moved.  Toys R Us had even noticeably been depleted of all types of figures, but the vehicle department looked either replenished or the same as last time there.

The army builders available I noticed were the new Wookiee, Neimodian, and Clone Commanders/Pilots.  Those other Clones are high on my list to pick up in multiples, but so far I've only been able to build a nice #6 army...  The TE's and SA's are just non-existant, though their case-mates are definitely there taunting me. :)

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Pegwarmers?
« on: May 26, 2005, 01:23 AM »
Tons 'o Clone Pilots here now too, in the last week+ about...  I won't complain though, I'll pick one up here and there like I did iwth the #6 Clone for a while...  Pilots seem to have this short window of popularity.  The OTC TIE Pilot (and his Saga incarnation) both were the same way.  THey came out, moved, then sat but dwindled slowly/steadily.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: I did a good deed today
« on: May 26, 2005, 01:20 AM »
I bet his dad told him to say that!   ;)

Yup, and his dad is all fat hiding in mommy's basement with a tight t shirt stretched over his hairy beer belly with greasy hair tied back in a pony tail, glasses, and a goatee that doesn't fit his face.  He also has a connection to the internet and eBay as his homepage  :D

I don't have kids, thank you very much.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Suncoast/Sam Goody Clearance
« on: May 26, 2005, 01:17 AM »
For like $1.30 each I got 2 Tusken Snipers tonight...  Not a lot there other than those, but well worth that kinda money for a figure I saw ONCE in stores otherwise.

I have 25 after a tally tonight...  I scored 2 not TOO long ago at TRU which were greatly appreciated.  I'd dig 5 more for 30 (I've found myself say that same sentence with different #'s in place of 5 and 30 quite a few times now).  I'd love 40...  That's a transport's worth (AT, Sentinel, etc.) and would be my ideal total.  ;D

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Jar Jar Binks
« on: May 25, 2005, 12:41 AM »
I thought he was animated well actually, but the dialogue and manner in which he was present in scenes was what killed him.  You subtitle him, or have 3PO interpret (Or have Padme interpret as if she can speak their language from living on Naboo, and obviously limit some of what he's saying) and I think he'd have been better...  Loyd I think's just a bad actor start to finish.

I agree wholeheartedly with not having to watch TPM and AOTC...  Though I would like my gf to try watching AOTC before this weekend, but that's not going to happen.  TPM though, it really is useless overall.  E2's story sorta helps...  It gives some "beginning" to things as they are ending in E3...  TPM does nothing.

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Greivous' Cough?
« on: May 25, 2005, 12:36 AM »
I liked Grievous myself, but for no other reason than he did look neat/sound neat.  He has nice backstory to him, but in the end he was pointless to the plot.  I wound up liking Durge too as a little side character...  To me, the Fett's aren't a lot different (aside from their tie to cloning)...  Side villains that are fun to watch die.

Dooku and Maul, not a lot different either aside from them both being Sith.  They were still just pawns in the grand scheme.

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Hands up! or down....
« on: May 25, 2005, 12:34 AM »
Yeah, those early shots with his hands up looked odd...  Even people who aren't die-hards were commenting to me how lame it looked.  I had seen a shot of him on the table with his hands down so I'd assumed he was being changed.

Those early TV spots made his arms look like twizlers though. :)

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Different Cuts Of The Film?
« on: May 24, 2005, 07:39 PM »

It's being discussed a bit at and maybe it can make what I wanted to say a bit clearer...  My buddy who brought this up to me isn't one to ramble on like a 10 year old thinking he saw something he didn't...  He's got a kid in college, he's a level-headed guy, so I respect his observation...  Whether it's reality or not, I'm not sure, and neither is he, he just is curious and now the Liberty/Democracy lines have thrown a wrench in things...  Anyone recall what that line was when THEY saw it?  We seem to recall Liberty at one showing but Democracy at another...  It is hard to tell if your mind's playing tricks on you though. 

The "Boosters" scene was more the order in which the rockets fired...  The one was said to have fired after Grievous' Captain ordered it, the other sequence though was Anakin firing the "boosters" when he ordered all flaps and hatches open.  It's the same scene it's just placed after 2 different people speak their dialogue.

I can't confirm the truth to this, but it sparked some intrigue in me because my buddy was at the private showing with me, then at the midnight premiere, and we're both having similar memories.  Seems odd, to say the least.

Personally, I don't think either uniform is blue.  It's not on my machine anyway, when I mess with the color.  I've lightened it, sampled it, changed it around and it comes up pretty much just black to me, so I'm still going to stick with that.

Zaarin's cutscene I'm leaning towards that just being the lighting.  Vader's blue in the sequence as well, and there's blue light dimliy illuminating the scene (I don't have that scene handy since my pilot's wiped from my computer so I can't access it, but the screencap is blue lit to me and I'd assume Zaarin's in a basic uniform then in my view).

With that in mind, I'm thinking, personally, that the guys in the ROTJ scene are just gunnery crewman.  I have noticed guys in the background that have the Gunner's helmet without the bottom portion to it.  They look like that guy to me...  The shots are a little tough to tell, but the Gunner's helmet (without the bottom) is almost identical to the RFT's helmet.  I think that could be either the Gunner's helmet without all its extra pieces, or a DST helmet with its neck extension, but for now I'm personally sticking with the ROTJ guy being just another form of gunnery crewman...  To me though the uniform looks black entirely, I don't see blue, so it's like the Han Hoth debate all over.  ;D

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