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Revenge of the Sith / Captain Antilles... He Sorta Sucks
« on: March 5, 2005, 03:50 PM »

OK, that's the image from, which has had some criticism but giving it the benefit of the doubt, that figure REALLY sucks.

Compared to what we're getting elsewhere in the line, the Antilles figure APPEARS to not have any extra articulation beyond the 5 point standard (if that even), and no noticeable ball/socket joints which I'd hoped were making a huge surge as "standard" in the line. 

With Organa's body basically being the same (not seen movie stills side-by-side to compare though), I for one can't see the logic in a whole new sculpt for a figure who could've at least used some parts from the Bail Organa sculpt.

I'm just disappointed, if this is the Capt. Antilles figure we're getting, because I can't see this thing being as good as the Organa figure.  I'm gonna hope I'm just wrong though on that, and the articulation's just incredibly well hidden or this was some fluke of some sort.   :-\

My worst fear is that Hasbro's going to skimp on many background figures now, or that the articulation will be only for the initial launch and the line's going to revert somewhat to minimal articulation.  That just disheartens me to think about it even...  I truly hope that's not the case.  ROTS's line-up is showing huge promise for the line overall, even if it's future is drawing very near to an end.  I just hope this quality doesn't die off and the Antilles figure is a possible sign of bad things to come.

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« on: March 5, 2005, 03:42 PM »
I've seen some better shots of the Platoon figure heads, and they're VERY realistic.

It's a real disappointment to see Hasbro unable to get likenesses correct but 21st nails some pretty tough sculpts without much effort.

I'd love seeing the rest of that line...  Or the supposed rest of the line anyway, I don't know what's due for it, but I thought 10 figures from teh Platoon line?  And I wonder now even more what the "Bridge Too Far" line may hold!

The Japanese had better images surface too, and those look like absolutely fantastic figures.  Simply incredible sculpts.  If only 21st could get their stuff distributed decently.  It's a bitch finding any Ardennes Germans anymore, and I'd love to have open coats and tankers galore to headswap with and do up some random troops.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Terminator Toy Line... 4" Scale.
« on: March 5, 2005, 03:38 PM »
OK, I hate dealing overseas because things are so confusing, but I believe I got payment hashed out in a simple method...  Hopefully the case arrives soon, and I'll let the thread know if I got any of the chases.  I've NEVER seen what the Alien chase is...

MisterPL, do you know if it's a queen alien?  That was the rumor I'd read several places...  The predator was an eldar with some neat accessories like a robe and things.  No word on the 2nd one though, and none on Ebay.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Whoo!!! My Monkey Smokes Again!
« on: March 4, 2005, 09:48 PM »
In honor of the Chimp ripping the guy's sack off, I bump my smoking monkey thread.

Behold, the greatest toy in history, the smoking monkey.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Anyone seen my Ball?
« on: March 4, 2005, 09:45 PM »
Monkeys and Chimps are incredibly sensitive.  The attack was inevitable.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Anyone seen my Ball?
« on: March 4, 2005, 07:03 PM »
Guy pissed them off...  You smoke with 'em, you don't agitate 'em. 

Revenge of the Sith / Re: $35 for Holo Yoda?!?!
« on: March 4, 2005, 06:18 PM »
Yeah I think it's just a way to "guarantee" themselves more of their crap goes than the next guy.

I'm not planning to buy a TON right away but I think I can eek out $35 at TRU...  Dunno how Target's handling their deal though with the Vader.   :-\

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Basic Figure Leak: Already?
« on: March 4, 2005, 05:34 PM »
And so far apparantly only the Pittsburgh store employees can keep a lid on anything.  :)  We take pride in retail here folks!

I've not heard hide nor hair of an E3 toy leak yet.  Pretty surprising really considering the E2 line-up was leaked out pretty good around here as was E1.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: $35 for Holo Yoda?!?!
« on: March 4, 2005, 05:33 PM »
$35 or $20, it doesn't really matter I guess unless the spending limit I had set was $20 anyway...  Seems like there's plenty enough to work up a $35 tab between a couple of stores to get the exclusive...

Hell it'd be borderline worth paying that just to avoid a Wal-Mart after the experiences I've had there the last couple days, haha.

Now, if figures were $1 or $2 more at another store, then I'd definitely go to WM, just out of principle of not paying more than what the SRP is...  That's a rip-off.

I'm glad I DIDN'T buy Battlefront now...  Not that it appealed to me a ton anyway, but this just seals the deal to me.

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: ROTS Trailer
« on: March 4, 2005, 12:25 PM »
I almost see the logic there I think...  The OC's age group ties to ROTS and all.  I see it making some sense to draw in certain crowds.

Or maybe it's just so all the boyfriends being forced to watch The OC have some glimmer of hope to their lives?  I dunno.

Middle Earth / Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
« on: March 4, 2005, 08:18 AM »
That's ok Ook, but thanks.  Just gonna hope to get the multi-pack if worse comes to worse...  It's one of the few figures I definitely want for myself and know my brother wants of course since he collects everything.

I'm pondering how I'll get him a NECA Balrog...   :-\

Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Clone 3-pk ...does it suffice?
« on: March 3, 2005, 10:37 PM »
The cost to tool 3 molds (or more) for 3 figures like they did with the AOTC 3-packs though would actually run the company more.

Can't they just pop new heads onto the previously molded bodies?

So long as the armor's identical between the two...  Should work fine then I'd think.  That'd be a good possibility for future sets I'd think actually.  Perhaps the C1 Clonetrooper's helmet would fit the 3-pack Clone's body already even....

Middle Earth / Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
« on: March 3, 2005, 10:30 PM »
Lucked into finding some more for my brother tonight...  Coronation Elrond, Gimli, and Arwen.  I got the Isengard Orc for myself, and there's an Elendil figure that if my brother doesn't take I'm gladly gonna take...  Not sure if he needs him.

Just hope I can find a Shelob sometime soon...  Or I'll just wait for the multi-pack she's in I guess.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Terminator Toy Line... 4" Scale.
« on: March 3, 2005, 10:26 PM »
Welp, I love the pictures John, thanks...  That's a nicely done figure it seems, lots of points of articulation if my eyes aren't deceiving me, and the word on 2 T-1000's and a "soldier" (is that the guy that goes back to save Sara Connor?), as well as the tank (hell yeah!) rock...  I just hope this isn't the LAST the line has to offer. 

On a semi-related note, I have a case of the 4" AvP figures due me now...  Just gotta get the payment to the company, and hopefully these'll arrive here soon.  I'm hoping for something great when I get them...  I don't tend to deal with people overseas, so I'm hoping this just goes ok.  Good feedback, so I should be ok, but one never knows I guess.

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