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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: TRU Naboo 4-pack
« on: July 22, 2004, 12:19 AM »
5 words...

At Least Its Army Builders...

That's 5 right?  1... 2...  Uh, yeah ok.

So yeah, it's 5 semi-army builders.  Good droid, good Gungan, nice Kaadu w/Tarpals (or random Gungan cavalry if you wished it) and then that Naboo Guard who I think sucks, but that's just my opinion.

They'll get my $20 for that...  Not the POC, or Endor sets, but this one they will.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Episode 3 Packaging Revealed!!!
« on: July 21, 2004, 01:17 AM »
I hope they carry the specific backgrounds over.  More costly I'd assume, or at least more time-consuming to someone who is saddled with desiging them, but it is what really stands out n the OTC ones to me.

I like the Lava though...  I can just see it getting old, like previous cards have after the films are gone.  

Toy Reviews / Re: NEW Review: "Bar2-D2"
« on: July 21, 2004, 12:36 AM »
Thanks Dave!

Yeah, R2 was one of the better figures this year I think...  Or at least as good as another R2 could be.  They're really milking that character at this point.  He's the new Tatooine Luke when you think about his many recent renditions.

Funny thing is they can do more still...  A pop-up saber version and "w/tools" version that are better than pervious attempts could really be pulled off well.

I'd sooner have a new R5 though than another R2.  After VOTC I'm spent on R2-D2 for a while.  R5 would rock, as would some astro repaints.  :)

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Episode 3 Packaging Revealed!!!
« on: July 21, 2004, 12:26 AM »
A great Scoop of course Scott...  

I'm still undecided on whether I like it or not myself too...  I'll miss OTC personally.  Not the repacks, but the packaging is still the best.  :)

Joe Defender / Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
« on: July 20, 2004, 07:15 PM »
Saw the Snake Eyes, Scarlet, and Eskimo set, as well as the Cobra Command set at K-mart here Mosnab.

Very cool really...  Re-used bodies it seemed, liek the Eskimo has Big Ben's body I think, but a new head and collar/necklace stuff I think.

Scarlet's body may be Jinx, not sure there.  Snake Eyes is a repaint.

The Cobras have new heads too, except perhaps the soldier.  They're cool too but the Barroness' head is weird because her glasses are separate like her hair (part of her hair sculpt actually) and they're really odd.

They magnify her eyes like coke-bottle glasses.  Looks like the pair my Uncle Carl wore.  :)

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« on: July 20, 2004, 07:12 PM »
I'm actually running into P-40 Warhawks here!  Hooly crap.

Wish I could find a damn Spitfire.  :(

I'm gonna get RAF P-40 if I can maybe.  Put it on Lay-A-Way...  They're nice planes with a NEW pilot.  F'n sunglasses on the guy though.  :(

ALso, 21st Century Toys is attending SDCC...  Yup, they'll be there right alongside BBI I think (not sure) and of course Hasbro.  They'll be selling, for the first time ever, the modern figures!

Yup, the Eastern Warriors are due there!  I want me some Tally Ban!  My Marines are tired of shoooting Cobra Terrorists.

BTW, they're marketing the "Eastern Warriors" as CIA Trained Operatives if nobody knew that.  Yup, allies, not enemies.  Who are we kidding though?  These guys are buying up weapons from Destro like a mofo in my world.

The modern figures there, I think, are the CIA Delta Force dude, the Royal Marine (I want that figure!) and the 2 Eastern Warriors...  Or that's what the site showed at 21stCentury Toys homepage.  The U.S. SPec. Forces figure with the Humvee sucked BAD so I hope he's being scrapped.

Newbies / Re: Hello!
« on: July 20, 2004, 07:08 PM »
Welcome over here IAS, have fun, ask Q's, post away...  Make lotsa friends.  Forget the old days elsewhere too!  :)

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Coruscant Wave
« on: July 20, 2004, 06:55 PM »
2 Sens and a cool Alien Jedi are up my alley for much needed relief to the line...  From  prequal standpoint anyway.

Lots of cool possibilities, so hopefully Matt doesn't go apecrap and get thrown out when he "falls down" so to speak.

Judging by the grin beneath those corny-assed glasses though, I think it's inevitable Matt's going to be in trouble at the show.   ::)

Ya know, stress would just float away without the pink sweater man...  Seriously.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Gas Prices
« on: July 20, 2004, 11:41 AM »
We're up higher right now...  Around $1.89...  $1.85's easy enough to find thugh too.  

I've not been doing a ton of driving myself though so I've been avoiding the effects lately.

I'm a total loose collector Mosnab, but I have had a slight temptation for carded with these cards.  They really are amazing looking.

However, to me I just can't justify 2 sets of figures to look at...  not right now anyway.  I'll maybe nab something I think is really special looking for a carded keeper, but I doubt it...  My Silver figures will likely be the only carded figures aside from Vintage that I have hanging about in a display.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: July 19, 2004, 03:00 PM »
The $10, I 100% believe, is specialty packaging...  Not the figure itself.

The articulation's considered a "fixed cost" on the overall product, while "limited edition" short-run packaging is a variable cost.  Over the long-haul, both can be lessened should more be produced, but the packaging is supposedly not goiong to be reproduced after this series' first (and thus only) run.  The articulation, should the figure(s) see re-release someday in any format, will be a cost that diminishes over time...  

I like to think Hasbro wise enough that, if they're to re-release a Han ANH someday or ANH Leia, that they use these sculpts...  Of course, what's logical and what actually is to occur tend to vary greatly.

The Han and Leia are, without a doubt, the best of both versions.  Neither figure's perfect though....  Han's damned close though.  I'd say closer than the Clone even, which wowed me bigtime.

Deluxe Durge is up in that running as well.  A truly amazing piece of work...

The packaging on the VOTC arguably increases this to $10 value, depending on how you view the paradox of value for yourself, but it certainly is costing Hasbro more to do this "special" packaging.  I just wish we weren't paying for it.

I think the Basic OTC card is miles better myself.   :-\

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: OTC DVD Sets
« on: July 19, 2004, 02:54 PM »
I'm actually going to pick up the ROTJ set should I see it, as I never got the Emperor from Saga.  Want him for my Emperor's Wrath "chuck em down a hole" Emperor figure.  Stormtrooper's always are nice too.

Still, these are just another in a long line of suckable things to be rehashed throughout this year.

Other Collectibles / Re: Sideshow 1/4 Statues?
« on: July 18, 2004, 11:23 PM »
Sideshow makes other items in the same scale.  I think they're blurring the term "figure" with what these truly are, which are more or less statues.

Hasbro does it as well, when one thinks of the relative unposeability of many "figures" they've made, but they're still called figures by the company.

These will most likely be just nice, large, statues.  

Sideshow does some 12" figures that are true masterpieces, and really poseable.  THOSE are action figures.  :)

Newbies / Re: Well hello there!
« on: July 18, 2004, 03:40 PM »
Hey Bob!  Gave you a welcome in the E1 bootleg thread but glad you came by here to say hi too...

Bob's a top-notch guy...  I can attest to this.  He actually lives only like 20 minutes from me actually.  He does indeed have a very nice collection, and a great focus on Boba Fett (even a dog by the same name  :D ).

I'm glad you've come by and hope you're gonna stick around and become a regular.  You're definitely welcome in my book.

Bob's a super collector...  Lots of stuff.  I really streamline thigns but Bob's all over the board.

Good friends with Bill Cable and many others from the PA and Pittsburgh collecting circles...  Hopefully someone I'll be hanging out with as well as the rest oof the crew from Pittsburgh a good bit out at C3 (god willing I can get there).

Can't say enough good things really...  So welcome Bob, and thanks for finally stopping in.  Any questions or whatever, and you're welcome to ask myself or one of the other staffers around the place.

Take it easy bud!

Believe the hype and multiply by 10 even FG...  That's a nice figure!

None of them are perfect, but he and Leia are quite nice...  Obi's still the nicest Obi you'll ever find to sit in your speeder too.  The only one actually.  I swapped robes on him with an Obi Pilot, and he looks better.  Still plan n making a limper fabric cloak though.  Hasbro must've run out of the material used on Total Control Mace or something.

That figure's robe is perfect as far as texture.

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