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Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Clone Trooper 4 Packs!
« on: January 31, 2005, 02:43 PM »
So in's Q&A column the question was posed to Adam Pawlus about the weapons and footholes in the Clones, since Adam's had a hand in the creation of the sets.

The foothole question I completely see as unwarranted, as while I agree that some footholes would be nice, I also see where "retooling" isn't a simple thing you just go in and do and it increases costs...  And in this case I have to think it's relatively unnecessary.

By now I assume you've guessed there's no footholes on these guys like the original SA Clone.

But what perplexes me is the issue of the gun, which Adam Pawlus said is the small Carbine the original SA Clone had, and not the large rifle which was the predominant weapon the Clones used in the film.

I have my theories and reasons explaining to myself why Hasbro did this, but I don't think they're really GOOD reasons beyond sheer laziness...  The footholes I can buy easy as I never thought it was even in question about that, but the weapon's a matter of simply changing the production order for the item I believe, while I think Hasbro simply said "we'll produce more of product # 1138 with deco alterations...  That's it", rather than changing it for accessories as well.  It's not a cost issue really, so I don't see it being anything other than an issue of laziness.

My question posed would've been, "why the hell are these costing $10 a figure when sold as individual packs, instead of being a reasonable $5-$6 a figure except when you buy by the case?", or something to that effect. :) 

I guess it's all in your priorities.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How Many Of These Have YOU Seen?
« on: January 31, 2005, 02:37 PM »
I've seen 27 (just counted, not listing them right now)...

Not sure I agree with the list really.  A) because Star Wars and ESB aren't above LOTR trilogy...  Don't get me wrong, LOTR is great but I can't see putting a trilogy that OWES its existance to Star Wars ahead of the films by which it exists...  And B) I simply think they're a better set (ROTJ included) of films than LOTR.

LOTR I'd have right on their heels though...  Though not sure how I'd rank them.  A lot of die-hard Tolkien fans rank ROTK as the lowest.  Part of me thinks they put it higher not knowing the books really, and based on the awards it finally won that the whole series deserved...  Anyway...

ROTJ not on the list is disappointing...  I think they put too much stock in the "classics" too.  Nice to see it more rounded than many mainstream film listings though.

Modern Classifieds / VOTC Stormtroopers Wanted (Among Others)
« on: January 31, 2005, 01:49 PM »
Army building obsession continues I guess...

I am looking for the following:

-VOTC Stormtroopers (I know lots of folks had better luck, and some worse luck, than I did finding these on clearance so I thought maybe if anyone had extras they'd be willing to help me gain a respectable army).

-Imperial "Officers"...  The POTJ or Saga variants.

-4-pack/Vader Case Stormtrooper...  The Trooper everyone hates that's a kitbash of the Commtech and POTJ Sandtrooper.

-4-Pack AT-ST Driver (Kitbashed figure)

I'm mostly looking to buy since I doubt I have much in trade fodder that anyone wants, however I do have a beat-up Ephant Mon, the Naboo Royal Guard on E1 card (x2), and some other little things someone may need/want.  Never hurts to try.

I'm all about buying though, so let me know if you can help out...



Feedback / Re: chuckles' feedback
« on: January 31, 2005, 01:44 PM »
Just got a big bunch of Minis from Chuckles...  Thanks man!  I appreciate the army building help!

Great Trader all around, very trustworthy and good to deal with.

Star Wars Action Figures / Re: Dimetrodons Customs
« on: January 30, 2005, 09:54 PM »
Wow I had no idea it was even a miniature.  I was thinking it was a Saga Clone base...  Very cool that the Mini Dengar's the same sorta pose as he had.  Very cool...  I wonder if the Commando's will show in the future EU minis that may come?

The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Wow, NEW Star Wars FPS: Republic Commando
« on: January 30, 2005, 05:07 AM »
More concept art tossed into an article on  Check our front page for a direct link though.  Good story there for anyone curious.

Star Wars Action Figures / Re: Dimetrodons Customs
« on: January 30, 2005, 05:06 AM »

I forgot to mention the shine I'm seeing is a bit detracting, though that could just be teh camera.  If the figure's paint is glossy I'd dull it down some only because I think shine on a paintjob takes away from it...

One other paint suggestion before a dullcoat would be maybe a black drybrush to bring out/highlight detail perhaps, while giving the figure a battle-worn look perhaps?

The blue visor kicks much ass though.  I dig the color choices a lot.  Like a Night-Ops outfit for him.  Show your custom over at 's FForums Dimetrodon, if you haven't already.  I know the guys would appreciate your work!

Star Wars Action Figures / Re: Dimetrodons Customs
« on: January 30, 2005, 05:04 AM »
That's nice man, and I like the paintjob though they seemed white with details rather than all one color like that...  I still dig it and think that a specialized unit like that could use a more camo'd design at times.

What details did you add to it?  I can see the base, I think, is an AOTC Clone (Red)...  You seemed to definitely beef him up to give him the bulk they seem to have.

I'm wagering you're as pumped for the game as I am. :)

Middle Earth / Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
« on: January 30, 2005, 04:38 AM »
Eh, if you saw how many figs I need Spuff, you'd not think so lucky of me.

My brother comes first then I grab a figure I like here and there...   He's WAY behind, lemme tell ya.  That makes me even further behind. :)

And I was gonna suggest a PhotoBucket account, just cuz it's handy dandy for this kind of thing.

Middle Earth / Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
« on: January 30, 2005, 04:06 AM »
I still haven't seen Shelob yet, haha.  :)  I did score a Moria Orc the other day for my bro, which I'm sorta bumming that I only got one cuz I'd liked to have gotten myself one after seeing it.

I have a J.R.R. Tolkien class this semester (Lit course of course), and as someone who's never really sat and read a lot of his stuff, and to have now read The Silmarillion in 2 weeks and The Hobbit half finished already (I already read it though), I really sorta get itno the figures...

Odd story about the class.  He brings toys in to set on the table while we review and do discussion.  :)

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: VOTC/OTC Purchases
« on: January 29, 2005, 05:11 PM »
Damn you and your healthcare!  :)

Yeah, not good army building prices.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Stupid **** From the Internet Thread.
« on: January 29, 2005, 04:19 AM »
Well, there's a "shower room" which is glass windowed of course, and you drive up to that (it's around back of the building.  THere's a window you pay at I assume, then there's a high fence on the opposite side of your car that kinda boxes you in...  May even be roofed over onto the building itself.  I'm not sure...

I've been in the club, and it's a 50/50 ratio about of Y/N on the girls...  The drive-thru just never got me.  22's an artery between basically Pittsburgh and the Altoona/Johnstown (and more importantly, State College) areas so there's a lot of trucks and general traffic through there.  I can only assume that's the "charm" involved.

In Pittsburgh, alcohol can't be served in any club that's all-nude, but you can GIVE it away.  My favorite club in the city is Club Erotica (all nude) down in the city.  It gives really good beer away (they hand you a cup when you pay admittance), they have like 30 girls a night, 2 - 3 big stages, etc...  I dated a girl whose best friend worked there so I wound up getting to know a lot of the girls there and stuff.  Good place.

The other option is Bare Elegance in the "Strip District" of Pittsburgh (the name's misleading though, it has nothing to do with strip clbus actually, and is just an open market area that at night is filled with clubs/nightlife with this one booby bar at the way far end of it away from everything).  At BE you can buy drinks, there's table dances, there's 2 large stages, but they have fewer girls and they're generally much more "fake".  The stipulation for selling booze is the girls have to have pasties and g-strings here.

Beyond that there's a place in downtown that gets headliners (Jenna Jameson's been there, etc.), and there's some places closer to the West Virginia border that I have heard good things about but I've never been to.

I hear if you wanna hit a ton of these places, Columbus is the place to go...  My buddy used to live there and 2 of my friends here went to visit him and stayed for a weekend, and they said it was unreal the number of clubs there.

CLimax there is way out in the boondox, for all intents and purposes, and as such the women are a mix of good and bad.  The city clubs I mentioned I can't think of many i'd label "bad".  It's on an artery into the city, but it's still in the stix.  That's the funny thing about my area...  I live 50 minutes from Pittsburgh, but I live in the "country" for all intents and purposes, 40 miles from the city or so.  Climax is far away like that, but really it wouldn't take long to get into downtown from there either.

There's little clubs like that in the outer areas...  That one just happens to be right near my probably most often hit toy run actually.

Gentle Giant / Re: Bust Ups!
« on: January 29, 2005, 04:07 AM »
Are the stormies slated to be at stores like other bust-ups have been?

I ask because I'm kinda wanting one or two of them for custom projects, but I don't wanna get into shipping and all that garbage... 

This line would irk the hell out of me.  I am glad, well at least to an extent, that I am relatively poor. :(

Star Wars Dioramas and Displays / Re: Modular Cloud City
« on: January 29, 2005, 03:08 AM »
Looks like he's throwing his infant around.

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