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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.

Yeah, 4 FREE ones!  It's great!   :P

***Whistles Innocently***

Thanks Matt.  :)

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS carded figures
« on: December 13, 2004, 05:20 PM »
Definitely better than Saga Clones, definitely more poseable, definitely neat that his shoulder armor's interchangeable, but...

Fugly shoulder joints, and Fugly hip/leg joints...  Both due to the action feature, clearly.  That sucks.

I too hope for a vanilla SA Clone later...  Hell, make it with a water-activated shoulder emblem ala the blast mark on the Commtech Stormtrooper.  I always liked that little idea myself.

Anyway, this isn't the best figure, and I was sort of expecting the Clone to be one of the disappointments of the entire ROTS line by his earliest photos...  I'm not overly shocked.  I just hope Hasbro has sense enough to make a non-action feature one that is SA and not bulky at the hips and shoulders like this one is.

They seem to be wisening up on a lot of things, so I just hope that's one of them.

I got one in the mail today I received from a trade.  Love getting rid of old stuff I don't want for new stuff I can't find.  :)

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2004
« on: December 13, 2004, 03:31 AM »

ANother Steelers win.  Clinched the AFC North, and while a spotty game I think the overall performance was better than last week.  Nice seeing Bettis running more while Deuce preps...  I'd like to see them staggered back & forth then since they're a running powerhouse.

And Roethlisberger's playing wasn't bad...  Wasn't great, but wasn't bad.

I'm one happy Steelers fan right now.  :)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A question to Star Wars fans.
« on: December 13, 2004, 03:26 AM »
Holy hell Jason, that's like one of the best Jedi figures (in general) ever.  Poseable, nice paint...  That's just a nice custom actually.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comedy Clubs/Comics Discussion
« on: December 13, 2004, 03:25 AM »
I'm surprised you don't catch Attel much being that he's from New York and all Dave.  He's a great show if you can catch him...  I suppose he's everywhere BUT where he lives.

I've never seen Dave Chapelle listed as coming to this area myself...  Everyone else seems to come in from time to time, but I've just never seen Chapelle around.  That really sucks too since I'd love to see his show.

David Wright and Mitch Hedberg are great...  I had tickets for Hedberg when he was due here back when the Hurricane hit.  He hurt himself in Minnesota though, was there at the hospital, and missed his show here...  Which works out because I'd have missed his show anyway since I was stranded that night.

They're both good comics though, with similar styles of jokes but completely different deliveries.  I think I like Wright's better myself.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A question to Star Wars fans.
« on: December 13, 2004, 03:18 AM »
That'd rock...  I want my Chris Berry figure NOW!


1. Would you want an action figure based on your obscure character??

Yea, why not?  Hell I wanna make customs of me so I may as well have the pros do it too.  Knowing Hasbro they'd pre-pose it, give it an action feature, and I'd have a missle fire out my ass, but at least the figure woudl be made.

2. Would you want a figure of yourself, even if it was as a human character, not an alien??

See above...  If it's a bad likeness I'd be PO'd though.

3. Would you go to those Star Wars cons and autograph the thousands of pics and or figures the fans present to you??

Depending on the $ I figured I'd make, then likely yes...  Easy cash, spending time at a place I'd probably have paid to get into anyway.  Sure.

4. What about the thousands of photos they would ask to take with them??

I wouldn't do this much...  A) I don't like being too close to people I don't know.  B) It's time consuming and cutting into my profits.  C) I'm sure I'll get irritated at SOME of the people at some point...  Maybe even quickly.

5. Would you quit your job to do the cons full time??

Since I don't have a job that I would call a "dream job" right now, then I most certainly would since it's better than anything I currently do...  Bound to make more $ too.

6. What would be your limit as to appearances??

Enough to make the $ I want...  Nothing that interferes with my social life/private life with my parents, friends, and girlfriend either.

Well...  For what it's worth I boil/popped 4 AT-ST Han's, swapped the RIGHT arm onto the LEFT arm of 2 of them (the other two just go to the fodder pile), and swapped some left hands on.

It gives me 2 headless Scanner techs...  yeah, yeah, yeah, I'll get to the head casts and hat casts later...  Much, much, much, much, later.


It's something though...  Right?  Like my Rebel field officer figure that needs a head and a body post made...  My SA Maul that I may scrap at the moment in hopes for one from Hasbro...  My Rebel and Imperial officers that need headcasts...  My Saga Endor Soldier redo that needs a head too.

Hey, I'm busy, and poor.  Deal with it.

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