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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: VOTC/OTC Purchases
« on: December 23, 2004, 05:05 AM »
A nice thanks to Colman for a nifty order for reinforcements today...

My 10 man squad got 4 green recruits into the lines...  Now two 7 man squads (and a currently carded officer...  If i get him a pauldron) are ready for action.

The VOTC Stormtrooper ranks grow...

Oh, and Jabba added a big fat piggy guard to his ranks too.  They just don't compare to the feirce Stormtroopers though.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Best vintage deals you've gotten
« on: December 23, 2004, 03:53 AM »
I got a nicely boxed B-Wing for $40 one year at the local Toy Show...  A woman was selling boxed Vinty Star Wars for very cheap.  Had I had more $ at the time I'd have walked out with at least a dozen vintage ships in mint boxes for well under their usual costs...  :(

Sucks to be poor sometimes.  The B-Wing was very appreciated though to me.  There was a Y-Wing I wish I could've afforded though too, for the same price.  Mintest boxes in history too, with all inserts and no stickers applied.  Actually I think the tape just faded off them over the years.

I never got the story why she was selling it all...  I dunno why she'd have had all that mint stuff for so cheap.  Oh well.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Action Figure Display Diorama SWShop
« on: December 23, 2004, 03:50 AM »
A strange little thing to surface...  Very pricey though, I agree.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Dusty Trail Toys new "Wild West" Line
« on: December 23, 2004, 02:15 AM »
Their 7" line isn't anything spectacular Brad...  mostly statues, which I guess have their merits, but to me they're just "eh".

Though, I've now got my curiosity piqued on 3.75" poseable gangsters...

And who wouldn't take those?  :)  I remember as a kid how I always wished the Dick Tracy line was like that...  So they could interact with G.I. Joe, for whatever reason I had concocted in my mind, haha.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Dusty Trail Toys new "Wild West" Line
« on: December 22, 2004, 07:57 AM »
Either way it means I'm needing to whore myself if I plan on affording all this stuff.

Dusty Trails is getting into the game too now?  Thank God someone's willing to pick up the ball because all 21st Century does is play with its ball most of the time by itself... 

Yeah, that was meant to sound perverted too.

Man, this western line has me psyched like you wouldn't believe too.  I may buy this magazine just to have it in-hand.  :)

More war stuff, western stuff, etc...  Now if they jump into other eras we're gonna go nuts too.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Dusty Trail Toys new "Wild West" Line
« on: December 22, 2004, 04:05 AM »
I just hope they do more of this to start...  Given smaller companies track records they could clam up all of a sudden.

Colonia soldiers would rock though...  French & Indian war or Revolution?  Get outta town!  Civil War would be my favs though.  Very expansive era, very popular, very diverse line then...

Hell, I wish they'd get into World War two and give 21st and BBI a run for their money there too...  World War I...  Tons of eras I'd love to see covered here.

The Original Trilogy / Re: HyperSpace has Some Benefit...
« on: December 22, 2004, 03:59 AM »
Photoreceptor, that's it...

Tons of great cut scenes.

Another of my favorites is the apparantly cut female Rebel X-Winger from ROTJ with a helmet that sported the Blast Shield helmet emblems on it.

Very freaky, never knew it was filmed. 

The clear shot of a female Rebel Commando from Endor too...  Where'd that chick wind up during the whole filming thing because you never see her clearly in the film.

The whole woman thing with the Rebels reinforces Lucas's intended implication of a female/minority-less Empire too.  I kinda like that EU took it the opposite direction, but it's neat seeing he had females duking it out with the Rebel troops.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Guys i need help!!!
« on: December 22, 2004, 02:09 AM »
(via PM if necessary)

And it will be.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Are there any products you endorse?
« on: December 22, 2004, 02:07 AM »
Long-live torrents eh?  I agree...  Too bad single files are fubar.

Newbies / Re: Noobie
« on: December 22, 2004, 12:10 AM »
Vintage is one of the few areas at Scum I still visit to read up on things...  I notice less and less posting there though.  Still a more solid area to read up on things.

Welcome to the asylum Andy.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Dusty Trail Toys new "Wild West" Line
« on: December 21, 2004, 11:51 PM »
After looking closer, their articulation is IDENTICAL to the U.S. Paras...  Right down to the pivoting thigh joint.  The elbow hinge is even identical in design to 21st's style.

Great stuff.

BTW Paul, I think I see pretty clear "gaps" at the hats for removable headgear too man!  REALLY nice sculpts.  Not the slightest bit cartoony or poor quality there.  The whole thing looks like authentic (100%, right down to the tin cup which is sweet) sculpts, tons of articulation...

If the horses suck I'll just be replacing them with better ones in the same scale *cough*PTE*cough*.

Nice pictures man, thanks.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Are there any products you endorse?
« on: December 21, 2004, 11:46 PM »
Well I'm gonna go with Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth cars (Save for Neons or their deviations)...  I've owned/driven several, all well beyond 100k.  Currently drive a Le Baron and love it to death...  Hell, my original Caravelle is running strong as ever, at pushing really close to 200k.

For pick-ups I think Fords are unbeatable IMO.  My father insisted on a Dodge, and may I humbly say NO to endorsing those...  overpriced and sketchy quality IMO.

Uhm...  I get custom PC's so I can't comment really other than the dude that built mine did a smashing job.

I endorse 21st Century Toys and BBI's 1:18 military toy lines as some of the highest quality, benchmark setting toys...  Few misses with vastly more hits.

I endorse several restaurants in Pittsburgh, including Pittsburgh Rare, Sesame Inn, Pittsburgh Steak Co., Buffalo Blues, etc.

I endorse Joe Boxer underwear...  Though I dunno how things are shaking now that they're at K-Mart.  ???

I endorse Rue 21 Clothing...  Cheap, and stylish.

I also endorse the Pittsburgh Steelers...  Here we go!

Oh, I endorse Craftsman Rotary/"Dremel" tool.  NOT Dremel.  Why?  Because it's the same damn tool but the Craftsman one is cheaper.  Inside the casing, the Craftsman atually has dremel labeled parts.  Don't be snookered folks!

I highly endorse nicely articulated, neutrally posed, decently made Star Wars figures.  :)

I endorse supporting for all your customizing needs.

And of course, I endorse as the greatest little Star Wars site on the net.

I'm sure if I could think of more I would...  I just can't off-hand.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Guys i need help!!!
« on: December 21, 2004, 10:14 PM »
I'm picturing an awesome commercial like those ones for diamonds...  :)  With the right casting, that could be great.

perhaps we should downplay that at C3

PRobably the last celebration event...  I'd think so anyway.  I wouldn't worry about it.  They aren't running it. :)

I'm not talking slapping a Hasbro rep in the face with any body parts or nuffin' of course.  The point stands though.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Dusty Trail Toys new "Wild West" Line
« on: December 21, 2004, 09:40 PM »
Paul, you rock dude.  Thanks!  I'm gonna show those off at FFURG for custom fodder.

From my estimation (I borrowed them and lightened them up to see articulation and break points), I can see some really 21st Cent. Toys-ish articulation there.  Possibly as heavily done as the Paratroopers were.

I think the hats may come off...  it's possible.

I may shoot an email over to Dusty Trails too.  Absolutely infriggin'credible here.  :)  Very realistic figures.  I'd be all over these for casting and for just collecting a set...  Customizing some too!

Great stuff!

Some of the stuff the Playmobil line has may be able to be used there too...  They have an older style Colt single-action... 

This could be huge.  I can't see a Cannon and Gatling without troops too.  I hope we see Indians, Cavalry, and more noteable characters from history.  The Doc Holiday's very close in likeness to Val Kilmer's character from Tombstone.

I'm sure as **** glad that Earp doesn't look like the Costner version...  not close to Tombstone's Kurt Russel really either.  Closer to that than Costner though.

Which reminds me...  I'd take some Dances with Wolves characters...  OH!  What about figures based on characters likenesses from Deadwood on HBO?  I could only imagine if they had voice chips that had lines from that show.  Good lord.

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