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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: We Need More Cantina Figures!
« on: June 24, 2004, 01:21 AM »
Or making a friend or two with KM's to help ya Diddly!  Don't give up hope.

I'm going to ATTEMPT to get an extra set or two for people, and I'm sure everyone else who can will.  KM's still a powerhouse here (Well, maybe not a powerhouse, but there's closer KM's to me than WM's or Target stores).

I'll see what I can do for people, as I'm sure others will as well.

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: TRU Endor 4 Pack
« on: June 23, 2004, 09:05 PM »
Anyway you slice this set, it's terrible.  Things like this are why there's TONS of the PoC set and Jedi set sitting about at TRU's.  They just do NOT sell and they appeal to a minimum audience.

I liked the kitbashes of the Empire set, and wish they'd continued on with that...  This set would've been awesome with kitbashed figures, softgoods (nice ones) accessories, and a couple good army builders.

It wouldn't have really cost much more to make, and at $20 a pop you know they'd have recouped what little cost would've gone into the set and maybe (just maybe) actually sold these things well with the right items packed in.

As it stands, a sea of these will clog pegs, and they're not even useful at clearance prices anymore.

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: We Need More Cantina Figures!
« on: June 23, 2004, 09:02 PM »
I'd love to see just retooled things with new heads/hands sometimes.  Not even brand new or entirely accurate, but just filler for a Cantina diorama.

As it stands, Jesus, some Indiana Jones guys, XD guys, and EU figures are stand-ins in my cantina. :(

Anyway, I for one am pleased with the 3-pack coming, though it coulda been cooler had they redone some things...

-Evazan's arms coulda used a redo, or at least new poseable hands so they could pack in the realistic version of his blaster that Bo Shek had.  A holster on his hip woulda been nice too then.

-Wuher's cool, even if his hand's gaping...  Maybe he's gonna bitch-slap someone?

-Ktik I'm just happy about period...  That's a weird, obscure character.

A "new" Cantina set's not entirely out of the question I think, but unlikely I suppose.  :(  Still I'd love to see some redone figures at some point...  Hell, I'd even take a set with a VOTC Obi packed in. :)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JediMAC goes absolutely postal!
« on: June 23, 2004, 03:24 AM »
If this is a "downfall" over here, then give me more gloom and doom.  Couldn't ask for a better forum, better members, and better admin/mods (not to toot my horn).  

Just sour grapes on his part, but at least you got banned for a good cause over there.  :)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Last time you almost...
« on: June 23, 2004, 03:20 AM »
I'm not sure if KBZ should be banned from here for his story, or go into porn of some sort...

Or both.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JediMAC goes absolutely postal!
« on: June 22, 2004, 02:16 AM »
You didn't seem to do anything wrong...  That I saw.  I missed it I guess.  I didn't see anything you've done to warrant it over there...

I'm intrigued by these PM's explaining it though. :)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JediMAC goes absolutely postal!
« on: June 22, 2004, 01:12 AM »
Heh

You got kicked too?  Wow...  I didn't think you picked on him much at all.  I'm amazed they got up your ass on anything Vator.  

Oh well..  You guys are still all one-up on me.  :)

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Site Feedback, Suggestions, and Help / Re: More Content?
« on: June 21, 2004, 01:45 AM »
I find it tacky that I cannot do 100% of the work for my reviews myself, but chalk that up to the fact I'm not a comp whiz.

I gotta rely on these guys arguing.  *sigh*  

j/k   :P  Well, sorta...  heh

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Episode 1 / Re: Bonus Battle Droid Packs
« on: June 21, 2004, 01:42 AM »
I'd love to start a collection of these little guys, but they're pricey.  They were such nice little figures though.  Offering these up as mail-aways would be a nice gesture on Hasbro's part to the U.S. collectors...  

Alas, they seem destined for some rarity anymore.

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The Original Trilogy / General Public Trilogy DVD Trailers Up...
« on: June 21, 2004, 01:11 AM »
Wow, I actually broke some news first for once...  Yay me!

The Trilogy DVD Trailers are up at www.amazon.com right now, as first reported here at www.JediDefender.com and stuff.  :)

Check it out on our front page, or move on through Right Here for yourself.

After watching the trailer, I personally didn't notice changes...  Not sure what's going on really still, but I'll be excited to see that 4th DVD with the bonus stuff at least.

I really wonder if Lucas isn't just holding off for a full 6 film set someday or something.  I have to admit though, I'm anxious to see what (if any) changes are made at this point.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« on: June 21, 2004, 12:32 AM »
Everything I could gather on that was it was, more or less, a scam on SMB's part to dump sloppy product they've come across in their stockrooms or have gotten 2nd hand.

I'm not sure though, so don't quote me on that, but I hear worse and worse things about Small Blue Planet.  BadCat Toys and some others seem to be taking over in the toy soldier dept., and I know just by the negative attention SMB's gotten I'm going to definitely hold off on ordering from them ever.

Their prices are outfreakin'rageous sometimes I've noticed too.

1:18 military toys DON'T have the same support from etailers that Star Wars seems to get.  Not that the companies themselves are even that "sturdy" to begin with...  21st most of all.

21st makes the best action figures I've seen (as far as overall articulation, sculpt, etc.), but they just don't have a sturdy basis to make product it seems.

Dragon, if they made heavily articulated figures, would DOMINATE the military action figure market.  I wish so much that they'd get off their duffs and stop with the pre-posed figures.

21st's best is overall better to me, even if their sculpt and accessories aren't what Dragons are.  They just make a 100x more playable figure.  A more "fun" figure.

Too bad they just don't TRY to make figures.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Terminal
« on: June 21, 2004, 12:26 AM »
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And the sarcasm of said post was totally lost on you, Jesse

Yeah...  Hey, I drank a lot last night and had just woke up for the day...  Give me some slack I guess.

My confusion by the sarcasm at least is now validated since it was sarcasm.  I read it seriously and scratched my head.

I still stand by my point though that "friends" can make ugly partners in artistic creativity though.  And I still don't even know what movie we're talking about.   :-\  *sigh*

Anyway, don't mind me...  I'm still working on losing the massive hangover and it's already 12:30 a.m. into the next day.  

I feel a LITTLE less confused though now.  THanks for clearing that up for me Scott...  And damn Virex for not using some smiley to appease the drunks!

EDIT

I figured out what this film is, and simply didn't recognize the name.  I thought it looked strangely funny when I first saw previews for it a while back...  It sounds like it's getting high marks here so far at least, even if it's been trounced by DodgeBall of all the freaking films...

Now, back to my embarassement.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Terminal
« on: June 20, 2004, 08:24 PM »
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Spielberg plus Hanks:  BOX OFFICE POISON!!!

Not necessarilly true...  Shaving Ryan's Privates was really good...  I'd rate it as the top war movie of all time personally.  Band of Brothers was a close second (not a film of course, but damn close) I would say, and they did collaborate on that too.

I see your point though, in that Hanks and Speilberg are getting too chummy and things between "friends" can go horribly wrong at times.

Though...  I wonder what the prequals would be like had Speilberg jumped in on them with Lucas?  Would someone with some clout (where Lucas is concerned) actually maybe talked him down from the proverbial ledge?  Hmmmm

Hanks could do without Speilberg, and do everything Speilberg does to the power of 10 I think.  He has as keen a film eye as Speilberg, and he understands comedy better as well.

Hell, now I'm wondering what the prequals would've been like had Lucas been friends with Hanks instead and allowed him to help!  Maybe actually funny when they were supposed to be?  *gasp*

EDIT

BTW, sorry for the random thoughts there...  I'm not even familiar with the movie in question, haha.  :)  I was just having a weird moment thinking about the prequals and friends working together on projects.  

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The Original Trilogy / Re: SW DVD Individual Case Insert Image
« on: June 19, 2004, 06:15 PM »
They look ok to me...  Nothing amazing, but then again I wasn't really expecting anything to floor me.

They're fairly close to that image Durge slipped in but isn't there now...  At least similar in style from what I recall, but that either was a fan-made or early version of it.

I think the ANH color should've been more "red" for Tatooine or something...  The blue of ESB I like only because of the dominantly "cold" theme it had at first.  

ROTJ Cover's nice with the green I thought.   My favorite of the bunch.

I agree with you Matt about the droids and Chewy missing.  Blah!  I didn't see him, but Tarkin should be squeezed onto the ANH cover somewhere if he isn't.  He's equally important in that one film.

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: June 19, 2004, 06:09 PM »
Palpy was indeed mailaway at first, as that's how I got mine as a kid...  I'd like him to be the figure only because a poseable palps would be great.  

Spirit Ani...  Eh, I don't mind a more statue-like figure of him.  :)

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