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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: July 2, 2004, 05:23 PM »
The funny thing about that gun is that the Han pistols never bother me if they're pliable.

Pliable's ok in many smaller weapons...  Didn't work so great in the case of the last Cantina alien with his goofy gunslinging pistols that were pathetic (and yet Hasbro somehow expected them to hold up blast effects...  Apparantly nobody had physics 101 that works up in Pawtucket.  :) ), but in general the smaller guns it works ok on.

It's the crap like the Rebel rifle, Amanaman's staff, or something so large and weighty that it just isn't going to work out...  

Han's guns never bugged me if they were pliable.  When a Rebel Rifle's bent at a 90 degree angle in the packaging though...  Blah.

Funny thing there, the Hoth Soldier's rifle, or the 2 I got ahold of, were not near as pliable as the Endor Troops version.

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Luke's Poncho
« on: July 2, 2004, 05:19 PM »
The good thing there is at least sewing's not rocket-science...  It's tough, but doing things by hand can yield good product, and even better than that poncho (which I liked too, at least I liked the deco on it...  very accurate).

I'm working on soft-goods items for customs myself...  Finding the right fabric, and in the right colors, appears to be my biggest barrier.

If youw ant a tip on what fabric to start with CHEWIE, look aat Total Control Mace WIndu sometime.  The fabric is, simply, perfect.  It has texture that's realistic in this scale, it stretches, it's thin, it doesn't need hemmed, just simply cut, and it's easy to work with.

It's a "knit".  That's all I know.  I carry TC Mace with me in my pocket when looking for fabric matches.  Not had a ton of luck, but mostly because fabric stores are things of the past here...  Few and far between, and with limited selection.  I have yet to hit my most likely targets yet though because they're each about an hour away, and in areas I tend not to go too often.  Soon though, and hopefully I'll yield some good fortune.

Make my own damn ponchos then.

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Power of the Force 2 / Re: eToys has Old Crap
« on: July 1, 2004, 06:25 PM »
Those are all 12"ers I can't recall ever seeing "cheap"...  At least the ones I really noticed on the list like XW Luke, Hoth Leia, and Fett...

Decent figures too.  

12" is something I'm getting out of, otherwise I'd nab some extras for customs I think.

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Couldn't argue with that.

Dragon, even with their exclusives, make them pretty available to everyone, and price is pretty great too, considering what you get when compared to other 1:6 lines.

Everything I've wanted, I know I can order somewhere for the same price I'll pay if i find it at any store they're sold at...  Can't argue with that much at all.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: GI Joe and Baseball
« on: July 1, 2004, 05:29 PM »
The only thing about the metalized figures that attracted me is the way a complete set will look as a center-piece to a set of loose modern figures...  

More an homage to the films than to figure collectors I guess.

The Baseball thing...  I dislike baseball enough to not care I think.  :)

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Star Tours thread... Wave 4 coming soon?
« on: July 1, 2004, 05:27 PM »
Least interesting wave yet...  Unfortunately.

I maybe would take a set...  Oh Matt!   :D

The one on the right's ok...  One in the middle's most "Star Wars" looking.  The one on the left, eh...

All have bad paintjobs I think.  Not very grimey and Star Wars "used" looking, which is what I liked about some of the earlier ST Droids.

The one shaped like a blue box with rivets and a welding arm is, to me, the epitome oof Star Wars looking.  I'd like a handful ofo that figure if they were just as cheap as a normal Star Wars figure.  :(

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The Original Trilogy / Re: Jedi in the Cantina
« on: July 1, 2004, 05:24 PM »
Garrouff Lafoe actually goes from the bar to tell the Stormies right away...  He can briefly be seen taking in the fiasco.

Others do take notice too...  Staring, silently, for a moment...

I agree with Nataku that they're backing off then because they feel it's in their best interest.  Those there old enough to remember Jedi clearly maybe know better than to step on toes, and anyone else would be leary of making a negative move towards our heroes because they just watched 2 armed men who had the proverbial drop on one oold man lose an arm and some guts to him in one rather quick motion.

I remember being at a bar one night and watching a little, unassuming man take down 3 rather large guys...  Nobody said anything, nobody did anything...  The 3 guys, who were sorta dicks, got what they asked for, and left licking their wounds dealt them by the guy.  :)  Felt similar to me...  haha

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Birthday mosnab!!!
« on: July 1, 2004, 05:16 PM »
Have a good one guys...  

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: GI Joe and Baseball
« on: July 1, 2004, 05:15 PM »
I'd be torn...  I'd want one if it looked "Star Wars", but if it had the team logo on it or something, forget it...  

I'd officially pass on that and not feel bad.  :)  of course, I hate baseball, and would hate the headache of getting one anyway even if I liked baseball.

The Joe figure looks normal in that picture though...  Is it the final product or what?

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The only one i'd be really into, at this point, is the Sailbarge.  And I'd pay $100 or over for a good, to-scale (it's not that big actually) Sailbarge.  I'd go $120 max I suppose...  And I'd need to not be on some time limit to buy it.

It's a fun ship, a ship that would double as an action-filled playset...  I'd enjoy that.

Death Star and things I'm interested in, but as a modular playset, not a single, large ticket item.  

On the Barge I'd want no frills, no pack-ins...  Just a large playset.  Market it around some figures at the same time...  re-release of Luke or something, I dunno.  Pack-ins, I've found, are only irritating anymore to those who dn't buy ships for whatever reason.

If they did do a pack-in, re-releases would be cool I guess.  Gammorrean or whatnot.

If they REALLY wanted to wow us, a Pit of Carkoon "stand" for it would be amazing...  :)

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Yeah, now he's sporting Luke's gun.

It's a rehash...  release him with both even.  Don't be chincy!  :)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Whoo!!! My Monkey Smokes Again!
« on: July 1, 2004, 04:12 PM »
Ah!  

Someone merged these...  Thank you!

I'll be damned if I could get anything.  I should've just started digging because this just found its way to the second page I guess, or third perhaps.

Anyway, appreciated Scott or Dale...  Or whoever merged them.

Nice collection of freakish images, as well as some fun ones too!

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: GI Joe and Baseball
« on: July 1, 2004, 04:10 PM »
I actually singled you out Bob because you used the term Liberal, which others didn't...  As Nataku said, "Crazies" can explain both sides of the argument...  I agree there's maybe intent there that only liberal sided people would be throwing up their arms about this issue, I feel it's taking a shot at Liberals to point them out.

Crazies could be anyone though with this too...  I personally think anyone saying this is crazy, but that's just me...  Irregardless of their political leanings.

Didn't mean to single you out too much, or make you feel separated from the group, but it was more the liberal remark...  Tough to keep politics out of everything, but we are trying here because it's just not good.

No offense meant or anything of course.

While I see your points you're making, I still disagree that G.I. Joe, a private property that appealed to kids of all types from backgrounds of all types was/is legitimate propoganda.

I can't say I know anyone who can honestly say G.I. Joe shaped them into patriotic individuals...  I can't say I know everyone though either, to say my opinion's accurate.   ;D  haha

Again though Bob, you weren't meant to feel outed, just that a line was stepped on that was being treaded sort of closely, and a mention had to be made.

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Well, as luck would have it, I picked up 2 recent items on Ebay this past month, and they arrived today!

A ceramic smoking monkey, complete with a pack of smokes.  Unfortunately he's packed with one in his mouth and arrived with it broken so I had to pull it out with pliars and light the broken cancer stick.  :(

And I also got a cigarette case, with a smoking monkey on the cover.

Very classy.

not bad purchases...  I'll see if I can find images!



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Not bad if I do say so...

Unfortunately I can't find my old smoking monkey thread, or I'd just add to it, so sorry for the new one...  Can't relive the fun I guess.

They have some nice smoking monkey oil paintings up for $.01 but the shipping is $20!  Yikes...  Does it cost that much to get something like that shipped?  Sounds like Monkey Business to me!

The Ceramic Monkey I got doesn't smoke as well as my old paper mache smoking novelty monkey.  That one actually blows smoke rings!  Still, he puffs away like there's no tomorrw on his cigs, so it's cool.

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I was just listening to the "new" radio station that K-Rock has in Pittsburgh now...  They replaced B 94 (93.7) which was basically pop, rap, top 40 stuff...  A very old station in Pittsburgh too I believe.

I know my gf's kids are freaking over its loss (they're on vacationo and still haven't been home to hear the new station).

The new one, which is The Rock of Pittsburgh 93.7 K-ROC or whatever, plays classic rock, but then evanescence was mixed in there and the latest Beastie Boys song...

Go figure.  It's mostly classic rock though, like Skynard, Stones, etc...  That makes for 3 stations now that play the same stuff.  K-Rock, 96.9, and 102.5 DVE which is the leader for this kinda music in Pittsburgh.

I thinkt hey should've opened an altenative music station to combat the station that USED to carry Stern directly.  Kick them in the ding-ding so to speak.

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