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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Target Sale... 10/3-10/9
« on: October 7, 2004, 06:02 PM »
I went to a Target late last night...  Nothing.  :(

OTC Pegwarmers galore, like the R2-D2 repack, some Dagobah wave, XW Luke, etc., etc...  The VOTC they had was merely a couple ANH figures.  3 tops... 

Nothing...  I'm dejected because I'm in big need of some stuff but not finding things...  3 VOTC elude me still, and the OTC has some figs I need too (Endor wave, especially Madine, Gam Guard, Tusken...), so I'm hoping these will just ship some more in the near future.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Holiday 2004 Jawas at EE
« on: October 7, 2004, 06:00 PM »
A friend of mine named Bill from the Pitt collecting group said he'd sell me his extra 3PO/R2, so I jumped on the Yoda when it resurfaced at  Then I went in on an order with Bill and another chap from the area, so I've started a complete carded set of these figures.  I almost wanna open them and display them at X-Mas time on the table or something.  I'll debate that when I have a full carded set to observe. 

They're nice for what they are, but for what it took to tool moldings, distribute these, etc...  I'd rather have seen a SA army builder put into the basic line or something. 

In business (and life) the term Opportunity Cost comes up a lot, and every time I see any of these side lines, especially when they take new efforts to make them, I always wonder what the alternative foregone was to make these.

I'd skipped the Holiday figs, but since Bill's offered me his extra R2/3PO (which I never saw) I'm on them now.  I figure I can't argue with that.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Silver Vader Part 2!
« on: October 7, 2004, 05:57 PM »
I have actually gotten a complete set of the silver figures, and just like I predicted, they look really nice together...  I'm not a carded guy, but these in a set are a neat centerpiece to an otherwise loose collection IMO.

I'd like them to do a 3PO, and then can the line...  The Sandtrooper and 2nd Vader were wastes IMO.  The Sandie could've been a basic Stormie I think, and would've made more sense...  not sure what the thinking was on using the Sandtrooper.

I'd almost take an Emperor...  A 3PO should've been in place of the 2nd Vader though.  I almost think they're doing this other Vader as an "apology" for the first Vader, but to me this is one of those series that you shouldn't produce to appease people...  I can see producing ENOUGH of a figure to make people happy, but not producing NEW figures to apologize for shorting a previous one.

3PO, Chewie, and R2 are the 3 I need for a single complete set...

Still needing doubles of Chewie, Fett, Stormie though.  :(

I'm glad R2 and 3PO are 2 of the last ones I need since they're the least impressive of the series IMO.  Chewie though is killing me.  Possibly the overall BEST figure and I don't have one yet.  :(  I'm a dejected collector at this point...

The Stormie and Fett not showing up for my doubles (and extras of the Stormie) is also pretty dejecting.  My efforts are yielding NOTHING right now.  Stores are dryer than a popcorn fart in Pittsburgh.

Indeed Jeff...

I like reading everyone's lists just because I see things I hadn't even considered on them.  Keep them coming guys, because you've got lots of great ideas there.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: 2005 Cantina Wave
« on: October 7, 2004, 05:50 PM »
Nice news Scott...  They are indeed a nice set of figures.  I mean, 3 Cantina aliens at one time?  That's a dream come true that hasn't been seen since the POTF2 cinema scenes, and these figures are substnatially superior to the old 3-pack figures.

Myo's currently ranking as my favorite I think.  That's just really good detailing going on.  Can't wait to have these 3 in the bar...  I'm gonna have to take some of my filler figures out.  I have XD pilots in there, the Toht, the Gestapo guy from Raiders is in there, a space man figure, and damn near a dozen Jawas drinking away.  :)  These 3 are welcomed by me for sure.  Good customizing sources too, especially if you're into fan-fic.

Can't wait to make an Abyssian Rebel Pilot or soldier.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Howard Stern coming to Sirius!
« on: October 6, 2004, 11:23 PM »
Man, we just got STern back...   :-\  I wanna get the system he's on, because he's all I listen to on the ride to school, plus his show would be uninterrupted to an extent I'd think...  At least less anyway.  And unrated, which is incredible because his PPV's were always good.

I can't justify paying for it just for Stern, but I'd like to have it nonetheless, just for Stern.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Pics to Names!
« on: October 6, 2004, 11:21 PM »
Man I miss them soft one-piece pajamas...  I like things with easy removability as much now as an adult as I did as a baby.  I need me some feety pajamas, stat.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Fan Choice's On Repacks
« on: October 6, 2004, 11:17 PM »
That good?  :)  Still, I like my techs to take their anabolic Steroid tests regularly.  This guy somehow avoided the pee test.

Good God Brad...

If you WANT any of those, get ahold of me...  I think I at least have 2 or 3 you want.

I'd take a Concept Trooper re-release.  It's a decent army builder, decent fodder...  I'd like another 2 or so of this figure.  I got one through a local friend so I was fortunate on that. 

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: That's not a woman...
« on: October 6, 2004, 11:14 PM »
If her neck's the new (pop right on/off) ball/socket I'm wagerin then that she's a new sculpt...  If it's the old pin with molded-on pliable head, then I'd think she could be older.  Given her sub-par look it's disappointing. 

The sounds of a street-walker variant and sorta ok variant though give some hope...  The figure's not "much" though, so I'm kinda curious if this won't turn into a pegwarmer.  Given the shipping timing on these...  Eh, could see heavy distribution leading into X-Mas, and peg-warming.  :(

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: VOTC/OTC Purchases
« on: October 6, 2004, 11:12 PM »
Scoobacca's customs are awesome.  He was one of the first people I can think of who got a VOTC Fett and the guy seemed to customize it almost immediately.  THat's dedication to the hobby.  :)

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Fan Choice's On Repacks
« on: October 6, 2004, 11:11 PM »
I thought the heads looked the same, but the OTC one just looked INCREDIBLY better.  I know the hat looks nowhere near as crisp as the Imperial Officer variant figures though.  I thought it was the same head then just painted better.  God knows that would've taken no effort considering the original scanner tech had 2 black dots for eyes basically.  :)

Other Collectibles / Re: Character Focus Collections
« on: October 6, 2004, 02:53 PM »
If it's a dup, it's a dup...  No worries.  :)  I doubt GNT comes in and can drudge one up from 2 years ago and lock yours, heh.

I have 2 focuses...  Well, 3 technically I guess.

Army building I consider somewhat of a "character focus", but I'll leave that at that...  I would likely buy any Fleet Trooper and tweak it no matter how sucky it is so that it is decent though.

My character focuses though are Tarkin and Bossk.

Tarkin is probably my favorite character in the films though, so I've kept his 12" figure, mini-bust, etc...  Bossk, well...  I like Trandoshans cuz they gets ALLLLLL da ladies.  Jockin' the Wookies and Slappin' the ho's, that's livin' Trandoshan style.

So I have some Bossk stuff...  As much as I can find anyway.  No Bossk bust though.  Should probably nab that.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: OTC...Selling that Well?
« on: October 6, 2004, 02:29 PM »
I would say not...  MOst I've seen is 2, or perhaps 3 cases at a time...  That's my personal experience anyway.  Target's had the "most" at a single sitting, and this was just last week that I saw 2 cases (Bespin Wave) go out at a single point.

VOTC at Wal-Mart's had "more" go on the pegs at once than basic OTC at any store...

Wait, nix that...  I did see a LOT of OTC go up at once at WM when they put those big displays out...  The ones with the carry cases.  Those I've seen more of, but that wave (The bounty hunters, Bespin Luke, etc.) I've not seen at another store than WM either.

Right now, my TRU's have lots of Saga and a handful of OTC pegwarmers like R2-D2, and Spirit Obi-Wan...  Most Targets near me then have the Dagobah Wave, some Bespin remnants, and repacks of R2-D2, X-Wing Luke, Jedi Luke, etc...

I'd love to walk in and find the Tusken, Gam. Guard and Endor wave...    ::)  Love to find lots and lots of ROTJ VOTC figures too.   :-\  However, the things I want aren't the things I'm finding at all.

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