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Other Toy Lines / Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« on: December 15, 2004, 12:51 AM »
Power Team Elite's got some weird stuff hitting overseas right now...

Firemen (seems like removable head gear too), "adventurers" like kayakers, mountain climbers, divers, arctic explorers and other junk...

Kinda neat really.  Their playsets are out too I guess.

Pretty good stuff overall...  PTE's some notches below 21st or BBI, but their accessories generally are "neat" for the most part and they're uber cheap too.

Can't argue with that.

Middle Earth / Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
« on: December 15, 2004, 12:49 AM »
I was out tonight doing some X-Mas shopping.  Not ONE new LOTR figure.  The TRU I was at had the old packaging gollums actually, and not another figure in the store.

I got some stuff for my bro, but nowhere near what all I wanted.  I was hoping for Shelob for the two of us at least, and maybe some of the army builders he's missing like the last Rohan guy, the Isengard Orc, or Shagrat or something...  But nada on the shelves really.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Do You Have Pets?
« on: December 14, 2004, 03:51 PM »
I'll put my powers of telepathy to work and see if I can mentally generate an image here...

[Eric Cartman Powers] trying......  [/Eric Cartman Powers]

I got nothing man.   :(

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Christmas Songs that Suck
« on: December 14, 2004, 12:53 PM »
I've seen some folks list Snoopy Vs. Red Baron but I actually liked that song since I was little.  Never understood the lyrics till I actually sat and listened to it this year, but now I see how it pertains to X-mas...

It just took me forever to listen to it.

As a kid I just liked Snoopy flying around fighting someone... 

That "Whoopty Doo, and Dickory Dock" song still sucks, btw.  Absolutely friggin' terrible. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Do You Have Pets?
« on: December 14, 2004, 12:51 PM »
We got another one too Dale...  She just got home from her spaying today.  She has no tail and looks silly. 

The other two have adapted...  Tarkin plays with her, but Chaos just tolerates her. 

Oddly enough, not having a tail has the new cat fascinated by everyone WITH a tail.  So she attacks the tails of the other cats and Yellow Dog as well.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Nemoidian Soldier
« on: December 14, 2004, 12:46 PM »

There he is...

I knew I saw that somewhere.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Nemoidian Soldier
« on: December 14, 2004, 12:42 PM »
Someone posted a picture at Scum that was of a custom I think, but had the Neimodian soldier picture behind it...  Why, I do not know. 

If I find it I'll post.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS carded figures
« on: December 14, 2004, 12:41 PM »
The C1 Clone, I dunno...  Unless they're really pushing Clones towards kids, which is possible, then I just don't know why it wasn't a C2 figure with no feature... 

The C1 Clone's gonna not be as hot I'm thinking...  Like Jared's saying that he already isn't "in" on this one...  I'm maybe gonna get a couple, but I too will hold out for a basic SA one over this one's bulky shoulders and odd hips/lower torso.

It's better than the red clone in Saga though.  That figure sucked...  And I still say pre-posed anything bites.  Poseable with funky limbs bites too though.

They suck...  I know.

Where's my 4 at Matt???   :-*

I have to say I've only seen the two in stores though myself...  I know there's some army builders here who've bought them (or I'm pretty sure a few of the guys army build besides myself) so I know where they've mostly gone...  Still, I'm cool with that...  Maybe because I had a good Commtech army going or something, I dunno.

I know when the SA Clone hit, it hit BIGTIME at a Wal-Mart that had just opened up and I got all of ONE figure...  Tons of that case got opened and I got the last one (I'm amazed one was even on the pegs).  Nobody to blame though, even though I know where they likely went...  I figure I just didn't get there in time.

I keep thinking the likelihood of army builder sets on these figures is high...  It makes cost-sense for Hasbro to do so actually since the molds are done already, and it's not exactly rocket science to figure they'll do these eventually for on the cheap... 

I'm jonesin' for a Stormtrooper one that includes removable backpacks and pauldrons with a variety of rifles.  Something that is just extra cool for those of us wanting some officers, non-coms, and specialists mixed into it.  I popped a pauldron on my one VOTC the other day and it looks great.  Like a mini-marmit Sandtrooper. :)

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Best and Worst of 2004
« on: December 14, 2004, 12:32 PM »
To me it would've only served to piss off more people to include MORE pack-ins that people want.  I think that, unless vehicles are going to be made at a good price (that Sandcrawler's grossly price gouged IMO) they should be sticking to just repacking a figure you already have like the Jawas...

I could've seen maybe throwing in a Gonk, since it's not uncommon but who wouldn't want another one, ya know?  No repaint of it, just a Gonk and the CT Jawa... 

Throw in R5-D4 though, and you've got a ton of PO'd people...  I was PO'd I had to scrounge and find the RA-7...  I lucked out on that one, but I know a lot of other folks will just have to do without the Sandcrawler RA-7 either because they can't afford the SC itself or they simply won't buy one...  And that bites.  :-\

I just happened to find a guy who wanted it for minis gaming...  And for that, it is useful since it's about the right size.  Kinda neat, but I can't justify $50 (at least) for a piece of set-dressing...  Not that I expected a scale Sancrawler though either....  That'd be pretty big, and I'd need a mullet to justify it.   :-X  :P

The RA-7 irked me though...  It's a nice sculpt in the first place, and I have to give Hasbro credit on a neat paintjob too.  I got it in the mail yesterday, and I think it's a cool looking figure...

If they make R5 though, card him and let the masses get it...  I wanna make repaints of him too since there's plenty of him!  I really want that orange one wheelin' around Mos Eisley.

Power of the Force 2 / Re: eBay Shipping Woes
« on: December 14, 2004, 10:16 AM »
Ebay's becoming a cesspool.

Most sellers gouge on shipping anymore to make up for the fact they sell JUNK (plain and simple) that isn't worth the cardboard it's attached to, but they still are using Ebay to feed their family instead of getting off their ass and getting a real job.

So the slimeballs jack up shipping and skirt Ebay fees by making their profit there.  It's BS and I think if anything hurts Ebay it'll be that stuff like that drives people like me (who only purchase on Ebay and don't sell) from bothering...  Why pay there when there's other outlets that are cheaper, ya know?

Then there's these idiots who do like they did to you JV, and just simply don't care... 

I've been lucky on Ebay so far, but I don't use it a ton either.  In all my years I've only done around 30 deals there actually.  I just don't use it much...  And I use it a hell of a lot less because the things I do want are often price gouged with the shipping or other things.

It's BS... 

Toy Reviews / Re: Review-A-Thon: Hoth Trooper
« on: December 14, 2004, 12:50 AM »

See Brad...  Banner greatness.

You're a hoarder!  HOARDER!

Burn for ruining the hobby...  and stuff.   ::)

Toy Reviews / Review-A-Thon: Hoth Trooper
« on: December 13, 2004, 10:25 PM » is proud to present our first ever Review-A-Thon...  It's a way we're going to clean out some old reviews we've got backlogged and get a little something for you, the viewer, to read over theholidays.

Today I'm kicking it off with the Hoth Rebel Soldier, since he's one of the older on the list, and one of the poorer.

Nothing like kicking it off with a dud!  :P

One of the worst figures to come out in years to me, the Hoth Rebel Soldier really has many failings...  Poor sculpt, poor pose, no decent articulation, no enjoyable features...  He really just is a lackluster effort from Hasbro on every level to me.

Feel free to read through, and share your opinions here!

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Best and Worst of 2004
« on: December 13, 2004, 05:29 PM »
I didn't do vehicles on my list, but that'd be such a tough choice since I really didn't care for ANY vehicle they dumped on us this year...

The X-Wing's probably the lesser of the evils to me, and while underscaled, and tough to fit a figure into it, and it comes with a horrible pack-in, I'd say it's just simply not as bad as others...

On the other hand...

The Y-Wing's proportions are just silly at this point, especially parked next to the X-Wing or a TIE Fighter, and it's a ship I wish Hasbro would take the time to redo, and hopefully redo it to-scale. 

The tie for suckiest vehicle would be the Sandcrawler though.  I'll never get why everyone wanted this.  It's not nearly as cool as the vintage one, it makes the Y-Wings proportions look impressive by comparison, and it wasn't even made of quality material...  Top if off that they put a "new" figure in it with what seems like an effort to piss off the completists or those of us who wanted the Tatooine RA-7 droid.

Short of using one for miniatures gaming, I really couldn't bring myself to buy that (was lucky enough to find someone who helped me get the figures from it since he WAS using his for gaming only), and to top it ALL off it's OUTRAGEOUSLY priced for the people who did want the thing.

Sandcrawler would have to take the cake then...  At least the Y-Wing was semi-fairly priced, especially in comparison.

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