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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Greivous Wheelbike
« on: February 8, 2005, 03:48 AM »
The Buzz Boar was what I was thinking too.

It's an odd vehicle...  Not the most practical design really, but whatever.  The AT-RT's not exactl screaming "military excellence" itself, what with the big open seat  you could snipe the driver off of. :)

Celebration III: Indianapolis / Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
« on: February 8, 2005, 12:33 AM »
I like those odds...   :-X

Whoops, didn't mean to say that out loud.  :-[

Star Wars Dioramas and Displays / Re: Modular Cloud City
« on: February 7, 2005, 09:44 PM »
To me, the junk becomes an accessory...  Like a plate on a dinner table, or some such.  An unseable droid arm with wiring jutting out it is just something an Ugnaught can tote around like a Bespin Guard carries a gun or Chewie lugs the accessory 3PO...

I see the playability factor though.  Hasbro should've made an interchangeable "Droid Factory" type of playset ages ago but they've not really tried to capture anyone's attention that way it seems.  :-\

Hmmm, some work places do block because Jason has trouble with that from time to time...  Hopefully you can get it fixed.

On the Bluubo's arm length, you could always cut the arms short...  I think you'd get the same effect basically.

Celebration III: Indianapolis / Re: Restaurants/Eateries in Indy
« on: February 7, 2005, 09:38 PM »
Bobafett14 (Bob), my buddy from out here, says this place:

Alcatraz Brewing Company Illinois & Maryland - Circle Centre Mall

is good...  So I'll be going there a night for sure I think.

That said, my girl is going so I'm gonna say Hooters isn't a 100% guarantee for me...  Unless we do lunch at Hooters? :)  Dinner may be doable too though, just have to remember about my evenings not being spent alone...  As it is I'll be leaving her alone all day while I'm off nerding it up.

The Original Trilogy / Re: Anything give you the willies??
« on: February 7, 2005, 09:34 PM »
This is one of those threads that, as a dork, I feel an urge to "explain" things when I disagree with someone's dislike of something in the films, haha.  That kind of **** is what my friends laugh at me about.  :(

Revenge of the Sith / Re: AT-RT - the walker army-builder
« on: February 7, 2005, 08:00 AM »
i'm actually intrigued.  the picture doesn't make the toy look awkward at all...  Properly scaled (it seems by eyeballing it anyway), a possibly great figure pack-in that only time will tell if that's the case...

I saw complaints about the paintjob at Scum but it's accurate so I can't gripe there... 

if the feature works and it walks well (it's more than possible) then hey, I'm in.  As it stands I'll get more than one...  Even pondering customs.

ROTS looks like a nice army building movie to me.  As long as this thing can stand, I'm content even with a "walking" feature.  If the feature works great then I'm ecstatic...  It'll be unique.

The Original Trilogy / Re: Anything give you the willies??
« on: February 7, 2005, 06:35 AM »
-Greedo shooting first...  It never ever will look "right".  The only way that scene will ever be normal or look realistic is if Han cold-bloodedly kills Greedo to not have to pay-up to Jabba.  No ifs, ands, or buts to this.

-The weird disipating (sp?) smoke on the AT-ST that Chewie blows up shooting it with his AT-ST.  ****** effect.

-Luke/Leia's swing that's impossible...  Just don't like that they leave the barge via a means that, unless there's some rigging unknown, it's not possible.  I hate that.

-The "scale" of the Endor Battle...  not that I dislike it, it's a great battle, but to me it's something I wish he would've added many MANY ships to via CGI.  It needs much more clutter. :)

-Enhancing the Stormtrooper bumping his head...  It's a mistake, the "clank" wasn't necessary to actually point it out.  It was better as a hidden joke only dorks knew.

-Sy Snootles in Jedi Rocks...  I liked the puppet.  The rest I kinda like, but the puppet is better than CGI Sy.

-Vader's motioning with no dialogue...  Cut the damn thing out.  It's funny to see from my nerd POV but it's distracting.

-Expand the Yavin battle...  Again, like Endor, I think more ships would do it well.  I'd add some A-Wings, and maybe a couple other ships...  A TIE Bomber or two perhaps.  Just something to expand the battle.


I actually like Riekean's remark, the background art on Jabba's barge (reminds me of the neat details Lucas was once classic for but lacks in the prequals), and stuff like that... 

The magnet I can take or leave...  it is what it is.

To me, most problems came from the SE's and he even fixed the Luke scream one thankfully.  That was atrocious.

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: ROTS Picture Thread
« on: February 7, 2005, 06:25 AM »
I feel like smackin' someone with a big ass flashlight!

Feedback / Re: Howard Sorensen aka Yakmouth is a horrible trader!!!!
« on: February 7, 2005, 06:20 AM »
yeah this is great news man...  Nice to hear a good outcome.  Apparantly all complaints are warranted I believe.  This is helpful information for sure.

The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Wow, NEW Star Wars FPS: Republic Commando
« on: February 7, 2005, 04:40 AM »
Need an upgrade before I'm gonna be playing this, unfortunately.  :-\

I was thinking the same thing about the last dude.  I see a lot of corpse parts there from an AOD figure (I've yet to get any though...  I never get to a mall to look  ::) ).

The robes on the corpse looking dude are familiar...  The familiarity makes me think maybe switching up the paintjob on it is a good idea.  What's the character to be exactly though, a Senator type guy (just some random, unattractive species) or a Sith like Dime's mentioned?  He looks eviil for sure, but so do many species it seems.

On the Wookie, you did a great paintjob CHEWIE, and he's very different to the Wookie Warrior basic figure...  I dig that.  Not wild about a crude axe as his weapon but that's just my view of Wookies as "something more" than other species.  I could see a more high-tech axe or something though...  Or, a warhammer.  Warhammer's sheer brutality would be a neat weapon that I'd dig seeing in a Wookie's hands.  Something that their physical strength would "back up"...  Vague idea of a reaplacement, I know. 

I'd outfit him with an extra bowcaster too though...  Sucks going into a gunfight with a "knife" so-to-speak so I'd give him even a POTF2 Chewie's bowcaster iwth a sling over his back or some such.  Just that extra umph for ranged battle.

You definitely painted him up much nicer than Hasbro's.  Even the armor looks like you did a bit of work there too.

On Jar Jar, I think it's a shame we have yet to get a GOOD Senator Jar Jar from E2 actually.  While not a pivotal character exactly, he's also not the bumbling idiot he was in E1 and was tolerable.  He'd be cool as a neutral Senator figure some day, and the same can be said for your version...  I'mc urious though if he's based on an E3 costume you've seen or just your own design of what he may look like in E3?  I recognize at least the cloak, and I think it looks great...  I like seeing his ears "back" and sort of out of the way...  More dignified for some odd reason.

My favorite figure then is easily the Max Rebo guy...  Nice use of parts, and it's neat seeing a species we've really only seen once actually out and about as a different character...  That they're not relegated to sitting behind a piano!

The parts work well too, pulling off the squat, bulky body while covering him up quite well with clothes.  That looks really cool, and I'd dig seeing more figures like that out of people.  This is one of the neater customs in a while I think.  Again on the colors though, I think I'd have gone with something different as that looks very close to the base colors...  Kind of muted shirt with a bright tunic.

The only other thing, and I just notice it looking at him more...  The arms seem "long".  I'd shorten them somewhat, as I believe the species' arms are not that long whereas Pote's got arm length like a human does.  Minor, but it caught my eye sort of.  I could be wrong too though, as I don't have the Max figure to look at or a picture of him in the film...  He seems squatter in the arms and body though to me.

All in all, great round-up of figures CHEWIE, nice work.  You should take them over to FFURG to get some input I think...  Lots of voices to add to it there and I'll re-add mine as well of course.

Star Wars Dioramas and Displays / Re: Modular Cloud City
« on: February 6, 2005, 02:31 AM »
I've, at times of my customizing career when I'm at 0 activity with anything, I will break apart a droid and add this or that for a "junk" piece to act as set dressing in a diorama.

May I suggest finding the most broke-ass looking 3PO or DSD from the vintage line, and working from there Muftak.  I like drilling a hole at the socket and using some Devcon Plastic Welder to glue REAL wiring into limbs, torsos, or heads.  Paint them up...  Even can retain the cool "metallic paintjob" if you take translucent paint and so long as you clean the figure's "plating" off down to the chrome base...  Paint it and you have a variety of colors for droids in the shiney paint schemes rather than gold, or silver...  Not that there aren't any flat colored protocol droids and things either of course.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Think we'll see the Lars family?
« on: February 6, 2005, 02:27 AM »
I think it's likely too if the line rolls along...  The thing is, the prequals have plenty of background fodder yet to be touched while the classics have steadily been chipped away at for 10 years now. 

The line lasts, we could see plenty of figures...  Then again, the line's life is in question after E3 as I see it. 

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Basic Figure Leak: Already?
« on: February 6, 2005, 02:26 AM »
For some reason I remember E1 more clearly than E2.  E1 I know stuff was out super early but in limited #'s...  It started to dribble out then I'd say March of that year or so to the point LOTS of people had scored an E1 item beyond the STAP. :)

E2...  I don't really recall much other than leak upon leak, but I think I just didn't care since we all knew E2 had the same likely patterns of E1...  I didn't see any E2 product early myself though, but wasn't looking real hard either.  I was disenchanted with 99% of the E2 line-up as it was.  It was a collecting break to me.

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