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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Fan Choice's On Repacks
« on: October 6, 2004, 11:17 PM »
That good?  :)  Still, I like my techs to take their anabolic Steroid tests regularly.  This guy somehow avoided the pee test.

Good God Brad...

If you WANT any of those, get ahold of me...  I think I at least have 2 or 3 you want.

I'd take a Concept Trooper re-release.  It's a decent army builder, decent fodder...  I'd like another 2 or so of this figure.  I got one through a local friend so I was fortunate on that. 

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: That's not a woman...
« on: October 6, 2004, 11:14 PM »
If her neck's the new (pop right on/off) ball/socket I'm wagerin then that she's a new sculpt...  If it's the old pin with molded-on pliable head, then I'd think she could be older.  Given her sub-par look it's disappointing. 

The sounds of a street-walker variant and sorta ok variant though give some hope...  The figure's not "much" though, so I'm kinda curious if this won't turn into a pegwarmer.  Given the shipping timing on these...  Eh, could see heavy distribution leading into X-Mas, and peg-warming.  :(

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: VOTC/OTC Purchases
« on: October 6, 2004, 11:12 PM »
Scoobacca's customs are awesome.  He was one of the first people I can think of who got a VOTC Fett and the guy seemed to customize it almost immediately.  THat's dedication to the hobby.  :)

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Fan Choice's On Repacks
« on: October 6, 2004, 11:11 PM »
I thought the heads looked the same, but the OTC one just looked INCREDIBLY better.  I know the hat looks nowhere near as crisp as the Imperial Officer variant figures though.  I thought it was the same head then just painted better.  God knows that would've taken no effort considering the original scanner tech had 2 black dots for eyes basically.  :)

Other Collectibles / Re: Character Focus Collections
« on: October 6, 2004, 02:53 PM »
If it's a dup, it's a dup...  No worries.  :)  I doubt GNT comes in and can drudge one up from 2 years ago and lock yours, heh.

I have 2 focuses...  Well, 3 technically I guess.

Army building I consider somewhat of a "character focus", but I'll leave that at that...  I would likely buy any Fleet Trooper and tweak it no matter how sucky it is so that it is decent though.

My character focuses though are Tarkin and Bossk.

Tarkin is probably my favorite character in the films though, so I've kept his 12" figure, mini-bust, etc...  Bossk, well...  I like Trandoshans cuz they gets ALLLLLL da ladies.  Jockin' the Wookies and Slappin' the ho's, that's livin' Trandoshan style.

So I have some Bossk stuff...  As much as I can find anyway.  No Bossk bust though.  Should probably nab that.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: OTC...Selling that Well?
« on: October 6, 2004, 02:29 PM »
I would say not...  MOst I've seen is 2, or perhaps 3 cases at a time...  That's my personal experience anyway.  Target's had the "most" at a single sitting, and this was just last week that I saw 2 cases (Bespin Wave) go out at a single point.

VOTC at Wal-Mart's had "more" go on the pegs at once than basic OTC at any store...

Wait, nix that...  I did see a LOT of OTC go up at once at WM when they put those big displays out...  The ones with the carry cases.  Those I've seen more of, but that wave (The bounty hunters, Bespin Luke, etc.) I've not seen at another store than WM either.

Right now, my TRU's have lots of Saga and a handful of OTC pegwarmers like R2-D2, and Spirit Obi-Wan...  Most Targets near me then have the Dagobah Wave, some Bespin remnants, and repacks of R2-D2, X-Wing Luke, Jedi Luke, etc...

I'd love to walk in and find the Tusken, Gam. Guard and Endor wave...    ::)  Love to find lots and lots of ROTJ VOTC figures too.   :-\  However, the things I want aren't the things I'm finding at all.

Yeah, I don't know what they were going for on that either...  It's the same articulation as the Stormie, really, sans the ball/socket torso...

I dunno if they tried fudging #'s or what.  ball/socket joints are one joint, not two or three...  I've seen people thinking otherwise, but not quite. 

Still, Hasbro's style means less joints but the same poseability lines like 21st's X-Treme Detail line or BBI's Elite Force 1:18 lines have.  To me Hasbro's set an even higher bar for THOSE companies to attain now.  The ball/socket joints hide much better than cut joints.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Birthday Snively Bandar!!
« on: October 4, 2004, 06:09 PM »
Happy belated birthday's all around...  And happy current B-Day's too! 

Gather up the loot, go into a room alone, and enjoy huffing plastic for a couple hours.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: That's not a woman...
« on: October 4, 2004, 06:06 PM »
Dr. Frankenfurter?  That you in those lovely tye-dyed robes?


Bea Arthur figure, finally?

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Question for loose collectors
« on: October 4, 2004, 06:04 PM »
beyond army building I'm a completist (loose), so variances kind of motivate me...  The OTC's testing my patience with that however.  I've skipped plenty from the OTC just because I didn't like the figure in the first place.  Bespin Luke comes to mind, which I find to be too pre-posed, and I hate the action feature.

That said, the army builders snag me quick...  This includes Jawas, Tusken, Gammorean Guard, TIE Pilots, Stormies...  I'll skip the biker scout however because, again, I dislike the figure overall and he's not variant enough to warrant it.

If I see Luke cheap at some point, I'll nab him...  Same with figures like X-Wing Luke, though my POTJ one's "toofless" already by my own handy work.

Same goes for other heavily changed figures I personally don't like...  Bib I'm still wanting to see in person before I buy it or not...  The sculpt's not my favorite, but perhaps the paintjob's really great?  I've seen pictures, and they don't impress me.

But, ultimately, that's my take on buying OTC...  Army builders have been my focus.  Unfortunately I've yet to see the Gam. Guard and Tusken...  Both figures that their new paintjobs wow'd me!

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Target Sale... 10/3-10/9
« on: October 4, 2004, 05:59 PM »
Not much found at the one Target I hit yesterday...  I didn't expect much though because it comes and goes.  Bespin Wave just showed at Target though so I got a customizing Lobot and a messed up "Dutch" figure for cheaper.

The VOTC were picked clean when I got there...  No CCP's though they'd been there.  I'd have bought 2 had I had the chance...  I'd have bought any VOTC from ESB or ROTJ I saw I think had I seen anything...

I do have my receipt from my last purchases at Target stores though so I'm gonna get some price matching refunds tomorrow after classes.  May take an ad and run on a quick toy run too on my way home.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: OTC...Selling that Well?
« on: October 4, 2004, 05:56 PM »
My take?  At this point, OTC's no better than initial waves of any other line Hasbro's put out...  Saga figures flew off shelves when they were "new" as well, so I'm not as blown away by the OTC.  Plus I think the carded completists were underestimated on this line too...

That said, I see pegwarmers...  Chewbacca, Spirit Ben, Dagobah Luke, X-Wing Luke, Bespin Luke, Bossk, IG-88, etc...  These figures aren't "flying" off pegs here.  Bespin Wave is now pegwarming here, but it's mostly just Lobot...  It helps that the CCP's just an awesome figure and Leia's got the female figure curse of moving good.

The Endor repacks haven't shown here yet, though I wish they would since they're figures I'm anxiously wanting more of...  The army builders are moving, though the TIE Pilot's a findable figure, which is good because I usually buy one or two every time I see him.  :)

To me, OTC's bogging down like any other line...  The shorter packed figures are moving quickly still, but that's just supply & demand at its basic level...  Carded guys are moving this line though...  I'd love to see #'s that show adults vs. kids in purchasing power on these.  Real exact #'s or something...  Not gonna happen, but it'd be interesting to see nonetheless.

There's a lot of good and bad in the OTC, just like Saga, and at this point I am seeing it bog down where the good's still moving and the bad is starting to sit...  Some of the good's starting to sit as well, just like with Saga.  It seems like most other lines to me.

The cards rock though...  It is nice to see black & silver instead of putrid blues, greens, reds, oranges...  Blah. 

I even have to admit that I'm saving some of the cardbacks because they're just that nice.

To me, the VOTC's the line that's moving.  Cases come in and go out...  Only ANH wave is sitting, and it only sits at select Wal-Marts that (for whatever reason) ordered TONS of just that one wave.

I personally think he is...  Same articulation save for the waist joint.  He's good...  I could stand a couple more of him to customize myself.

God, I'm falling behind...  Must get my extras, and my first of Chewie, 3PO, and R2...  Chewie I anxiously look forward to.

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« on: October 4, 2004, 02:11 AM »
Bad news for the scale military toy world...

GP's site:

is gonna be no more after a little while...  There's some brainstorming going on at his forum on a fix for this, and honestly this could be a HUGE chance for a cohesive group of guys to get together and make a ROUTINELY updated news site ala our very own JediDefender that brings you the best news first from companies like BBI, 21st, Power Team Elite, or even G.I. Joe and other brands...

Unfortunately, I dunno that such an enterprise will work...  I don't know how to make sites, or i'd single-handedl have thrown it together right now as a way of having an immediate change of power.

The guys at GP's are dedicated, even if I can't say I agree with them or their opinions all the time, and it's a shame GP's is gonna close shop.

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