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Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS - Deluxe Figures
« on: March 29, 2005, 10:08 AM »
Sounds like a 3-pack with E3 heads...  I'd be surprised if it isn't, and it is actually something like 3 of the SA Clones from ROTS or some such.  I'd be friggin' amazed actually.

This smacks of the army builder 3-pack with a new head, at most.

I gotta say, I long for a BD 3-pack of just 3 BD's anymore.  Damned if I'm not hearing that BD in ROTS's line isn't as flimsy as Saga's was though too.  :(  Why can't Hasbro make a Sturdy droid like they did in Episode One's line?

Revenge of the Sith / Re: "Evolutions" assortment...
« on: March 29, 2005, 10:06 AM »
hmmm, I wonder what figures they include in that though.

I like the troopers better...  That Sith one could blow if it's really lame repacks.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Can You Break the Emperor's Code?
« on: March 29, 2005, 08:16 AM »
This is sort of like action figure spam then.

Is this the wave of the future or something?  Seems like all the "cool folk" are doing it despite its perceived lameness.  :)

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Can You Break the Emperor's Code?
« on: March 29, 2005, 07:04 AM »
This totally rings of B-E-S-U-R-E-T-O-D-R-I-N-K-Y-O-U-R-O-V-A-L-T-I-N-E...  ::)


A crummy commercial?!?  Son of a Bitch!

Yeah, I actually thought the same thing when I read this, but then my 2nd thought was ALSO that, "what the hell kinda kid is gonna get all 3 exclusives to play this goofy game?", when they basically are making all 3 exclusives a pain in the ass.  I somehow doubt a kid's choices of going to all 3 stores are really that broad.  At least mine weren't when I was a lad. 

I dunno, this just is silly to me.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebelscum Spam Mail? WTF???
« on: March 29, 2005, 07:00 AM »
That was probably at someone higher's orders.  I'm sure behind-the-scenes it was discussed, and the conclusion was to simply lock it down and punish anyone who brings it up in the future.

To each their own...  If that's how they wanna run the show there, they're welcome to do so.  It's a real shame because to me you build a community by actually being a part of it.  Ruling it without concern for the people there is one major blight on Star Wars collecting though.  I'm really rather shocked on some level that no effort was made to ammend this though.  It's just "my way or no way" for those that the illicit emails actually effected though.

TV-9D9 / Re: CLONE WARS Cartoon... Reactions
« on: March 29, 2005, 12:52 AM »
The only problem I have with EU prior to ANH is that there's some pretty good stuff established that I'd hate to see NEW stuff trample on.  I'd dig it if they looked deep in the EU, and made it all fit in one cohesive story...  It'd make any potential thing they try more entertaining for me personally, especially since a lot of the pre-ANH stuff I really dig...  Hate to see it get dumped on.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebelscum Spam Mail? WTF???
« on: March 29, 2005, 12:48 AM »
Add Sir Steves Guide to the list of whores sites out there spamming their members.

From : <>
Sent :  Monday, March 28, 2005 9:15 PM
To :  <removed>
Subject :  Toys "R" Us Midnight Madness Store Locator

Actually I didn't get one from Scum, just SSG...  Neither should be doing this, it's simply pathetic.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebelscum Spam Mail? WTF???
« on: March 28, 2005, 10:04 PM »
Well, what'd I tell ya?  Not a word of "Well, sorry..." or anything.  Just a big "Go **** yourself" to the crowd.  :)

I don't mind Philip, never have and he and I have always been cordial with each other, but the way he runs that forum is like a site I used to visit for a video game...  It was run by kids, and kids would always run their mouths at the members of the forum, and never showed a sign of appreciation.

The whole thing is a mess though...  They have no business sending Spam...  Nobody needs it to operate except Spammers.  If TRU is giving you the choice of spamming your members or not using their service then call me nutty but I'd not use their service.  That seems just like you're backdooring them by handing out their private information like that.

And for guys like Rob, that's just downright sleezy activity.  No business doing something like that, especially when it can mean a reprimand by the person's employer.  No excuse for that, whatsoever.

And the banned people getting the mail is just proof that they don't have this whole situation as well thought-out as they claim.  If you're banned, it should be your right to NEVER be contacted by the site.  It's almost borderline harassment by the site administration at that point.

Matt, you nailed it on the "boy who cried obsession" too...  Never seen someone so needy for attention as that.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebelscum Spam Mail? WTF???
« on: March 28, 2005, 04:01 AM »
Well, I wouldn't count on anything being handled in a manner that says "Hey, sorry, I was wrong", that's for sure.

I think many people here can be quite assured that no matter what you don't like about Rebelscum, the answer there is and always will be, "Well we can just cancel your account to this forum".  I've never seen anyone not give two ***** about other collector's opinions so much. 

I think this whole matter is really quite sad, and nobody should be subjected to spam unwarranted.  It's basically been proven that Scum's being abusive of the emails they have, and I'm curious to see how this turns out.

I also love how people who seem to have a "need" of sucking up to the admin over there are quick to Rebelscum's defense too!  That's really classic...   ;D  First to run up and cup the administration's balls while they scold anyone who complains about the spam they got.  God forbid we ever voice a complaint against something they did...  OOOOooo  :) 

I guess certain folks just need that forum, and to be in its good graces. 

Toy Reviews / Re: New JD Review: Cloud Car Pilot
« on: March 28, 2005, 03:02 AM »
Nice pics Dean!  He looks bitchin' with the CLoud Car actually.  To me, that ship is one of the best sculpts of the vintage line.  It's to-scale, it is simple (no features or anything), and it's completely accurate in every detail.

A little paint, and to me that's all I'd ever want with a Cloud Car.  It's the one reason I've never really been too vehement on getting the CC made too.  It's still one of the cheaper vintage ships to find and in good condition/complete even.  I'm planning to (if Hasbro doesn't come through) buy 2, and just set them up with the 2 EU Cloud Cars I have...  Like two different models of CC.

He's definitely one of my favorite army builders.  Little bummed on his arm articulation though.  Some angle-cut joints at the elbows would've taken him even further in coolness.

Toy Reviews / Re: Review: Bespin Leia
« on: March 28, 2005, 02:58 AM »
I agree Dean...  She's substantially superior in scale.  Probably something I should've mentioned too but this was one I kinda rushed on when I was going over her.

I actually liked the cloth inner-robe at least...  I think the OTC figure could've stood having the cloth skirt, and a pliable rubber outer robe that pops off perhaps.  It would've allowed for at least the standard hip articulation, waist articulation, and that would've been at least a match to the previous figure in quality.

The better sculpt than the PLC Leia is a step forward but it's met by a step back with the total lack of poseability.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS ARC-170
« on: March 28, 2005, 02:49 AM »
I dunno, most other vehicles have much fewer screwholes littering its sculpt, so I agree that it's a major detraction, and with the news that it doesn't have a filler (Stickers would've been simple enough), that's not too swift to me.

Jared, ok I gotcha then.

Yeah, it's short in the length, width, and heighth as well...  If those numbers are actually accurate too.  ;)  Though to-scale wingspan (by the ICS numbers) would be 49" about I think...  A fair size.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: "Evolutions" assortment...
« on: March 27, 2005, 01:47 AM »
I'm losing track between the evolutions set, and the rumored Storm/Clonetrooper 2-pack too.  ::)

Revenge of the Sith / Re: "Evolutions" assortment...
« on: March 27, 2005, 01:05 AM »
If they're SA versions, one can at least look at it and say, "Well at least it isn't $10+ per figure like the EE packs".  However, beyond price itself, the simple fact it's a Target exclusive implies rarity. 

I somehow picture the Vader warming pegs and the Army Builder being an incredible bitch to find for anyone, much less something we can army build with.

At the current price it's barely palletable at $8+ a figure (I think that's about what they'd run).  Better than the EE Clone sets but not by much...  And not gonna be as easy to get a set either, if this plays out like nearly every other Target exclusive to-date.

Oh, but of course someone at some site will post how easy they were to find and thaty they're "on clearance", and that "if you don't go often then you didn't try hard enough because I saw a ton", and other such nonsense.

As I recall, more than a couple sites said that the Y-Wing and Skiff were both very easy to get and that everyone had a "fair chance" to get one "If they looked"...  That tune seemed to change some over time, but I recall many people gloating how those were flowing like water at Target stores. 

Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS ARC-170
« on: March 27, 2005, 12:58 AM »
The actual "real" ship you mean Jared?  Or the toy?

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