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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: 2005 Cantina Wave
« on: December 28, 2004, 02:25 AM »
I think all 3 will be if released in good #'s.  In the end, Cantina aliens never do "well" at retail when they hit the shelves in droves...  They don't have much going for them other than every collector wants one (not two or three generally).

I still agree Scott, that the Probisces (whatever) suck...  I just am indifferent to them because I like every other aspect about the figure a whole bunch...  To me a holster on Feltripern (sp?) would've been no additional cost, so that was just excuseless.

On one figure it's simply a matter of something the figure SHOULD have had that just didn't get and on the other figure it's a bad, bad, decision to include something it didn't need...  And then subsequently ruined an otherwise great likeness in sculpt.  That sucks and makes Dannik the worse of the 3. 

Feltripern's slowly overtaking Myo in my favorites department, but the holster's excuseless, plain and simple.  Sucks double that he's the figure who has the toughest time holding his gun.  Bleh.

I still like Dannik, but he's #3 on the list...  Love the bong though.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What Did You Get?
« on: December 27, 2004, 11:48 PM »
Much more Prussian, due to the frillyness.

And no I did not know that about their hats, but did YOU know that Neimodians apparantly had similar backgrounds then? :)

I hate to bring up a SW line, but damned if I don't totally regret buying E1 figures.  I shudder when I look at that shelf sometimes, and ponder the $ that went into those things.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What Did You Get?
« on: December 27, 2004, 09:15 PM »
Oh yeah?

Well I got a country...  Yes a country!  And not a 3rd world one either, but one with a relatively stable economy...  or it was till I got it anyway.  I've already increased unemployment by 50%.

I make the minions of my land dance every day, twice a day, at the 11 o'clock's for my own amusement.  I wear a big pope hat too, and my soldiers wear 18th century uniforms because we're flashy.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: 2005 Cantina Wave
« on: December 27, 2004, 09:08 PM »
I felt similar to you Broem, but I will say the gaping holes in the face are THE worst aspect to all 3 figures in that wave.  Though Fetripern (sp?) not having a holster for his gun kinda blew too.

Yeah, distribution is wonky all over...  I see a lot of people around the sites claim that "if you go out and look, you'll find it", but the reality is that regional distribution varies greatly...

Many areas saw the EU figures in 98, for example, but Pittsburgh saw NOTHING of those figures really.  Maybe one shipment or two, and they went just as fast.  None on clearance either.  Those were some of the only figures I never saw at retail except for the Fan Club.

The Y-Wing was another fine example of regional distribution blunder.  Target's had just opened in the area, and while the West Coast was claiming they sat and even clearanced, out here they were non-existant.

Something odd too, Ach Med Beq...  Everywhere had TONS of him I have heard, to the point they still have that figure on pegs, but he really saw a normal shipment here...  Came and went, like he should've.

I sorta think it's misleading to tell people "If you get out there and look, you'll find it!" then.  I think that, unless you live in their area, you can't really say what ranks as a shelf-warmer and what doesn't.  It's weird how things are distributed.  I know Bobafett14 travels all over creation, and he's told me how one area has FX-7's on the pegs as recently as this past Summer I think...  I mean, that's an awesome figure that flew off shelves here as quickly as the Imp Officer that he was packed in with did.  It's really strange.  And I believe that was just down over the state lines in Maryland as I recall too.

Hey, that's pretty neat looking.  Make a nice base to a custom vehicle...  What was the "Big Trak" anyway?  I've never seen that toy before.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Get any Star Wars for Christmas??
« on: December 27, 2004, 06:51 PM »
After trying it on, I found out XL is PLENTY big...  Guess I overestimated.  It's cool though, I dig it!

Man, if any of you guys are finding EXTRAS on clearance, keep me in mind...  I'd buy from ya.

Damned if we're even lucky enough for these to sit at all.  I still have only spotted TWO Stormtroopers on the pegs total, and bought them.  He just never showed up here in droves.

Legos...  Too damn many of them, too damn expensive, and a pain in the ass to keep track of.  Feel like selling them sometimes, then wonder if I'd even make back what they cost.

Especially SW Legos.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What Did You Get?
« on: December 26, 2004, 10:36 PM »
I got the POTC Naboo and Coruscant figures...  All caught up till preview wave, yay.

I got some nice shirts, couple pairs of pants...  I got some DVD's of Hammer Horror films (First Cushing/Lee Dracular), and the Vincent Price classic, "Wax Works". 

Hmmm, Mostly was clothes for me this year...  I was told I'd get some much needed customizing supplies bought for me as soon as I decided to put an order in (I wanna buy some myself too), so that's cool.  Gotta get on the ball with some things.

That's about it on this end.  Another grand Christmas for me, for which I'm happy and thankful.  Not much running around is what I"m most thankful for, haha.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Merry Christmas Everyone!
« on: December 26, 2004, 10:29 PM »
Glad to see you guys all here, and of course Merry Christmas from me as well.  Hope you guys had a good one.

CT's only MAJOR flaw was the wrists.  Give him VOTC figure's hands, and you've got a great figure in its own right.  VOTC's trouncing it though with all the other joints, the holster (It works...  sorta).  To me the only major flaws for the VOTC were the price and availability. :) 

Release these in a 4-pack and I'm in till I go broke.  :D

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Get any Star Wars for Christmas??
« on: December 26, 2004, 10:24 PM »
Yeah, the grey one Dave.  It's cool...  I was gonna buy it for myself a while ago but I wanted an XL and they only had L's...  it seems like the sizes are smaller than average to me, I dunno.  So I was SOL on it till my gf and me went shopping for her stuff she needed (I was done already) and she found the last XL they had at this other mall's Hot Topic.  Very cool.

Probably my favorite thing I got I think, actually.  The POTC were nice though...  It feels good to be caught up...  Short lived I feel certain, but caught up nonetheless.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Diorama Displays
« on: December 26, 2004, 04:43 AM »
That was GNT alone being anal over at Scum, i think...  The vinty guys just merged the topics which is cool since they had one.  GNT on the other hand, was pulling power...

Honestly, that and the shot at it being "news" in his mind (Odd that someone not tasked with any reporting is setting personal guidelines of what is, and is not news...  I mean, if GNT's so adept at such things, why not appoint him as a reporter, ya know?  But I digress), are all little paybacks for (I think) a link or mention of Jedi Defender...  Typical kids stuff from him, pay it no mind.

Maybe since Galactic Hunter has the news too now, GNT will consider it more important?  He's not exactly Mr. Popularity over there either though...  Two sites who can't stand his ilk, so he's not welcome at either, and he lashes back at both a lot of the time. 

I'm not suprised in the slightest though...  Just speaks of his character.

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