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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: VOTC/OTC Purchases
« on: January 29, 2005, 02:56 AM »
I'm talking clearance prices Ook, however finding them may be tough...

Of course, I'm just wondering about what they'd cost me (Canadian) from Brent because I could always use Stormtroopers...  I just know up in the North they tend to have a higher MSRP (On LOTR they do anyway...  It's a TRU thing?), but for the VOTC I will try finding for you they were $5-ish clearance.

In my neck though, VOTC's dried up fast.  At the $7 price they flew away for the most part too, but $5 was the straw...  They're going fast, and I don't get to WM a lot (they're sparse here, not one every 5 minutes).  The one I was at for Spuffy and CorranHorn had some ANH wave left though so I'll try going back.

My big find at WM recently was $15 X-Treme Detail tanks that normally run $50-ish...  $15's a friggin' steal considering they actually use die-cast metal for their tanks now and I got a Tiger I for $15.  To say it's heavy is an understatement.  It's probably the single best toy I've ever held in my hands, ever.  It's that big, detailed, and friggin' great.  :)  And WM clearanced it for really no reason since the Tigers were moving steadily.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: VOTC/OTC Purchases
« on: January 29, 2005, 12:57 AM »
Stormies sitting?  *sigh*

How much Canadian to American does that come to Brent?  I always can use more. :P

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« on: January 28, 2005, 07:41 PM »

OK, i forgot to mention for those curious, but the WW2 Marines from 21st Cent. have been shipping now for a while, so I apologize.  I never ordered them because of $ at the moment.  Hopefully soon though, but I just haven't had the cash to do a case of these which is what I'm hoping for.

The Japanese are on the backs of the cards too I guess, and are dfinitely getting made it seems. 

From what has been said, the heads aren't as animated as the previews showed, so that's a good thing.  Sounds like some of the guys coulda used extra sets of hands though, and that weapons are  a mismatch at times.  No big deal though.

The figures look good...  Great things are being said, so I wanna get a case ASAP.  Cheapest way to go and gets the most figures for ya too anyway. :)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Stupid **** From the Internet Thread.
« on: January 28, 2005, 08:03 AM »
Well, a submission from me...

And this is a scant distance from where I live, and right off from one of my main toyruns actually... 

Climax Drive-Thru Nude Dancing Club On Ebay

And yes it does have a drive-thru...  Not used that incredibly convenient aspect of it (for the man on the go), but I have been to the club. 

I'll just say that if any of my JD buddies visit me, and I should happen to take you on a tour of booby bars, Climax wouldn't be on the list...  It's "eh". 

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Episode III - Preview Figures (SPOILERS)
« on: January 28, 2005, 07:57 AM »
None of it have surfaced that I'm aware of...  Anyone else?  Tarful's pic has, and he's looking pretty cool I think too, and maybe reusing parts?  The warrior listed, I almost expect to just be a recard of this.

Yeah I keep thinking it'd bother me eventually...  On the other hand it'd be nice knowing what I "need" to make myself. :)  Using "need" loosely of course.

I would dig seeing the line last for another 10 years so long as the product's good though...  If the line really took a major turn (and permanent turn) towards pre-posed figures, or action features, or a 6-point articulation that wasn't ever going to be improved...  I'd likely quit.

As it stands with vehicles I've decided to quit being a completist there because Hasbro just can't get off their ass and do them justice.  I mean, the Y-Wing is just laughable at this point.  The figures have advanced rather steadily since 1995, but the ships are like the 12" line in that they're few hits with many many misses.  Some people are content with what they are, but I'm not one of those and Hasbro's shown that if they can crank it out very cheaply, they will.

The landspeeder resculpt was outta left field, and it was everything that every vehicle should be...  To-scale, nicely detailed/painted (and accurate), and made to look like a prop that functions like a toy.  Another case-in-point, the TIE Bomber...

Then we get a Y-Wing that's like 1/3 the size it should be, poorly painted...  TIE FIghters with wings that just look absurd..  AT-ST that looks like the Ford Festiva of walkers...  And the Sandcrawler and Shuttle I won't even get into considering the price.

I wouldn't shed a tear if they came out tomorrow and said "No more vehicles, ever".  I'd just know what I had to put on a "to do" list then.  And I'd just consider it one less thing for them to put a pack-in into it that I would want...

**cough**RA-7 Droid**cough**

Other Toy Lines / Re: Terminator Toy Line... 4" Scale.
« on: January 28, 2005, 05:30 AM »
Palisades, who cranked out those 1:18 scale figures for Army of Darkness.  The Terminator line's described specifically as "an army builder" line.

OOOooooooo *Drool*

I'm not even THAT into Terminator, but I can see the potential for that film's "universe" being a kickass one to get into with soldiers and such...  And of course I'm open to any new "fodder" arriving for customizing,b ut I'm thinking some of this stuff could be kick ass on its own too.

I dream of the day they make a super articulated 1:18 scale Predator/Aliens line with Colonial Marines...  I can only imagine the coolness that would spew forth of a toy line like that.

Those AoD figures are articulated nicely but I hear they're fragile ala a McFarlane figure.  I gotta find some of them to buy even in my area to see first hand.  I wanted some skeletons from them anyway.

Terminator could kick ass.  Who doesn't want a custom Star Wars senator that has Arnold's head on it, ya know?  :)

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: VOTC/OTC Purchases
« on: January 28, 2005, 05:15 AM »
Hey Ook,

If I can get back to WM I can maybe help with Luke and Leia.  I'll let you know but they didn't have many Leia's.  Luke I think they had almost as many as Ben...  I'll let you know if I get out that way... 

If I'd read your post here I'd have picked them up tonight when I was out that way for Spuffy and CorranHorn.  Sorry about that.  :-\

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: VOTC/OTC Purchases
« on: January 28, 2005, 01:41 AM »
Spuffy, check your PM's.  I got you your Leia...  Actually it's down to Ben and Luke at that store now, haha.  :)  Leia and Han dried up quick so I got some of the last of those two.

Jason reminds me...  Hell yeah I'm gonna sink $ into vintage then too, so long as I see its "market trend" on a downward slope. :P

I'd like to get into carded figures heavily after modern's done.  (Vintage carded I mean)

With the new movies and everything driving it, the vintage has its spikes in price so I just stay away from it for the most part, save for reasonable loose figures to upgrade or finish up my collection...  That's about it.

Vinty though, yeah I'd still be into that.

Episode 1 / Re: Anyone else army build with EP1?
« on: January 28, 2005, 01:36 AM »
I could use more of any version save the cream Saga version.  The Red's though, I could always use more of and it appears white/cream may be the color for E3...   The E1 droid's sturdiness came in handy.

I really don't have big prequal armies though.  E3 may change that, but E1 wasn't very inspiring and E2 wasn't exactly easy to army build with.  Red BD's weren't a dime a dozen as they should've been, and the cream ones were poor quality.  The SA CLone being the only Clone I want to army bild with wasn't easy to find, and isn't being made any "easier" to army build with by Hasbro...  $10 a figure doesn't equate to me having an army of 100+ clones like my stormie army is. 

Oh well...  Whatcha gonna do?  :(

There's something kind of ironic about the timing of this thread just because I'm reading stuff at Scum right now that I find disturbing...

There's a movement, and don't get me wrong because there's some people involved in it that I get along with, but I just simply disagree with the philosophy that I'm seeing there...

There's a mini-rage flowing over people quitting collecting, either it be all together or simply quitting a segment (IE: quitting collecting of prequal items).  Things tossed about in the debate are "You're not a real fan..." blah blah blah.

I for one don't think you can judge fans by that...  To me, I honestly don't care if the line continues or not sometimes.  Sometimes I really want certain things, other times I think it's just time the line end because of various reasons...  Not to get off on a tangent there, it just struck me kind of funny talking about the "end" of the line with Star Wars and all...

Anyway, myself, I think if the line ended that two things would happen with me. 

First, I'd first be putting more time, $, and effort into customizing than I do now.  I dont' put much into any of that really, though I should be.  It's one of the better parts of the hobby I've found, and one that can yield the best rewards to me as far as satisfaction from collecting.  I know if I wasn't shilling out $5 a figure, multiple figures at a time most of the time, that I'd have the extra scratch to do what I really want to be doing...  Oh well.

The other thing is that I'd be collecting, as I do now, is the military figures I collect...  I doubt I'd do much more with that than I already do.  I can't get one of everything there...  Planes are just too big to store.  So I'd just army build what figures I want, get what ground vehicles I could, and pick out planes I like here and there...  Same as I do now.

Beyond that, customizing (especially since I really would know what I needed to work on) would be a major focus.  I'd get a lot more established there.

Between school, family, finances, social life, etc. though, I just don't do as much in that end of the hobby as I'd like to.  Mostly finances have held me back though, to do exactly what it is I wanna do, the way I want to do it. 

Other Toy Lines / Terminator (Aliens, Predator, Etc.)... 4" Scale.
« on: January 28, 2005, 01:09 AM »
Sounds like it's maybe coming...  No pictures yet, but I guess some stuff was previewed this past year at a show.  It is indeed in the Star Wars scale as well.

Veeeerrrrrrrryyyyy interesting.

I'm wanting some resistance fighters and Endoskeletons!!!  An Arnold figure for customs is just gonna be funny as hell too.

Celebration III: Indianapolis / Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
« on: January 28, 2005, 12:21 AM »
Oh you're in friendly territory, trust me.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Episode III - Preview Figures (SPOILERS)
« on: January 27, 2005, 09:37 PM »
TRU's usually good about not leaking stuff early so I'm surprised they have them too.  Maybe trying to beat otehrs to the punch.  Do you recall the price on them there Jared?

I hoped to find some at my nearest WM tonight but no luck.  I would've grabbed a Wookie and R4 if they had either...  Oh well, guess my local WM read the street date because other than ANH VOTC and a Felipern on the pegs, they really had nothing of note...

I'd dig more wookies, that's for sure.

I'm actually not wild about R4's "feature".  Guess I like the turning head more than one laden to a feature, but I'm sure he's a good figure either way... 

impressive to say, but I think standing General Greivous (not easy) is probably the only major negative to any of the figures.  None are perfect by any means, but they blow E2's entire run out of the water in my book.  If this is Collection 2's quality this year, then color me impressed.  It appers to be the case too, so I dare say I'm more excited about collecting this year than I have been in ages.  Figures I finally don't feel that I have to "fix" in some way or another... 

Looking at Aayla Secura's images, I'm already tossing the extra AS I got on clearance into my fodder bin for something else.  Hell, I even appreciate the AOTC AS even more now because she's cool for that one kicking pose, and I'll just dig having a fairly super poseable one for any dioramas I ever want to use with her in it.

Life's good...  I just now hope they carry this level of quality into the OT and start redoing things.  I'd take me some Classic army builders as nice as that Preview Wookie I know.  Rebels need that kinda quality, and a Death Star Trooper is sorely needing to be that cool too! :)

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