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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: TRU - 4pks
« on: January 12, 2005, 10:41 PM »
I feel the idea's sound, execution is completely wrong though...

Like, oh, say, pretty much 90% of Hasbro's ideas lately.   ;D

OK, that's a bit harsh, but let's look:

-Clone Army Builders...  Overpriced and defeats the "point" behind army building.  Beyond that, great concept.

-4-packs...  Poor figure choices hampered an otherwise awesome idea.  You sneak in SLIGHTLY new toolings here and there (new pair of arms, or a new torso...  not a new figure, just a new part here and there like some figures seemed to get), and the idea's more sound right away.  Just make right decisions... 

I mean, imagine a Jabba's Palace set...  Ephant's the "big" piece in the set, there's a Ree Yees figure in there, a repaint of Yak Face, maybe a new body for some reused arms/legs/head to make a Weequay Skiff Master, or whatever... 

-Screen Scenes...  Great concept if you're packing in new figures within a mini diorama or "big" accessory piece...  Even army builders and semi-new figures or kitbashes would be better.

For instance, an Endor "briefing" set...  Include a kitbashed Endor soldier, a Rebel Pilot repaint (new head would be neat, or reuse a "generic" head), and maybe a new or semi-new figure (Dressellian COmmando WITHOUT eyepatch would rock).

The idea's sound, the price is about right, the execution sucked...  At least on these later ones.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ever get somebody hooked on Star Wars?
« on: January 11, 2005, 05:19 AM »
He was wearing a knock off Revenge of the Sith shirt, I don't think that is a good sign.

Wow, the unprecedented move of wearing a SW shirt on a first date.  I don't know if I should be impressed at the size of his gargantuan pair to pull that maneuver on you Princess, or if I should be ashamed for every man who owns a SW T-Shirt out there...

I have SW T-Shirts (not many),a nd I do wear them on occassion, but dates are not that occassion unless it's to a cruddy bar and I've dated that person for long enough that she's pretty much immune to the embarassment I draw towards myself.

On a related note my GF got me the Stormtrooper with Crossbones shirt from Hot Topic for Christmas, but immediately let out a groan when I wore it while I drug her looking for toys one night. 

She stays with me though because I'm the magic man baby!!!  Daw Yeah!

*sigh* :-\

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Snow!
« on: January 11, 2005, 05:08 AM »
And Pittsburgh continues on its Winter of utter stupidity with temps in the 60's the next couple days, then POSSIBLY a snow on Friday/Saturday.


We've had a dusting this year, that's about it really.  Tons of rain.  Every storm hitting Cali is coming here then, which means the leak in my car is just making me change out the towels more often and make sure the plastic's secured.  Had it all been snow, we'd have been screwed as far as traveling any distance goes...  Instead we just got more flooding.

I had flashbacks to the great flood of '04.   :o

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Stupid **** From the Internet Thread.
« on: January 11, 2005, 05:06 AM »
Yeah I'd heard that too...  Forget where I saw that...  Probably the history channel or something.

He looks like he's fun though.  Kinda reminds me of a demented William Hung.  Like William Hung on meth or something.


I guess in ROTS they ride choppers into combat and in ROTJ they ride crotch rockets? :)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Stupid **** From the Internet Thread.
« on: January 11, 2005, 03:20 AM »
I liked how they basically said long hair could make you dumb.

While one could agree if they know many dumb long-haired people, the whole article just made me laugh with its absurdity.  I mean, they honestly said,

 "consumes a great deal of nutrition" and could thus rob the brain of energy

That's why I keeps my hair nice and short.  It's brain food baby!  Hair is the glutton of the body.  Using up all my valuable stored energy.

God damn hair.  May go shave my head now. 

Thank you North Korea, for yet another laugh.

BTW who's going to tell Capt. Supercuts here to get his hair cut?  I mean, the "Don King" went out a long time ago...  if it was ever in.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Stupid **** From the Internet Thread.
« on: January 11, 2005, 01:07 AM »
Stupid ****, and on the net but more aptly titled "Stupid **** From North Korea" tonight I guess...

Were they turning into San Fancisco or something?  They're suddenly sick of "dirty hippies". :)  Guess that whole "Try to feed your people" thing can take a back seat for a while.

I just found this article very funny.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Playoffs!
« on: January 10, 2005, 09:58 PM »
West meets East, and West will cremate the opposition of course.  ;D

BTW, ESPN and Fox are combined to make the worst sports-casting of all time in any sport.  Fox ruined any NHL coverage it ever had, and ESPN ruins any coverage of anything it has.

I dont' know anyone in Pittsburgh who wasn't trying to coordinate their radios to their TV's on that last ESPN hosted game the Steelers had (forget who we even played...  I was out X-Mas shopping I think).  They're attrocious on all levels.  Probably worried about FCC fines because of the "mooning".

it was an ass malfunction maybe.

Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Clone Trooper 4 Packs!
« on: January 10, 2005, 09:52 PM »
The $6-ish price, on the case orders that is, is tolerable I've come to grips with...  Though it's more than $6.25 I've found I think.  $6.75-ish a figure was what our total came to out here in Pittsburgh.  I mighta found a 2nd case I can get in on and get 2 extra white sets (1 BD & 1 Clean).

That's not bad...  Not great, and no 4 in a white mailer price, but it ain't no $10 a figure crock of **** they've been trying.  The extreme variances in price also tell me that either they needed to ALSO offer a completely white case (no officers) or at least offer a 3-set of white Clones for the $6-ish price.  I'd have been pretty content with that I believe.  These gaps in prices are shady though, if you ask me.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: The Mustafar Playset...
« on: January 10, 2005, 02:45 PM »
The set's confirmation came with the Insider #80 today, as per the front page.

Not much detail released though, but it did say the "Action Assortment" of battling figures will interlock with the playset.  Sounds interesting to me.

Playsets tend not to do well, so I'm going to be curious as to this set's popularity.  If it's nicely done as far as proportions and things, I'm in.  Playsets have the luxury of giving you a to-scale PIECE of a scene.  That's one area that I wish larger vehicles would simply be made into a section and act as a playset rather than a stand-alone vehicle.

As a collector I'd much rather have had something like that than the Sandcrawler as it is now, or say an attempt at a dwarfed down Tantive IV.  That's my take on things though...  LEave bigger vehicles like those to the Action Fleet line, just do them to-scale for it instead.

The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Star Wars Strategy Game Coming
« on: January 10, 2005, 12:29 PM »
Eh, yeah, but I just hate when they do dumb **** like that.  Take the old design, use it, and just bedone with it.  I'd say they felt it wasn't logically laid out, which I can't say I disagree with, but respect those who "created" it, ya know? 

And the Alliance tanks look to NOT be the Force Commander/G Battlegrounds tanks, which were perfectly designed and quite "Star Wars-ish" I thought.  Again I think they're taking themselves too seriously with bashing the old RTS games and trying to distance themselves from it.

The irony is they took the EU design of the AT-AT barge that Force Commander actually created, and that the ICS books adapted for their own use.  I think they didn't realize that FC came up with that design. :)

The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Star Wars Strategy Game Coming
« on: January 10, 2005, 01:59 AM »
And the front page now has more information on this game with links to a magazine article soon to be on shelves.

Interesting if true...  I truly dislike seeing this game's developers take it upon themselves to "rewrite" EU as they see fit though.  EU's supposed to at least TRY to work together, and they're simply scrapping past RTS designs it appears.

The TIE Crawler looks NOTHING like the craft that appears in numerous EU writings as well.  This is a design as old as EU itself since it came from the old West End Games books, and the game's developers seem to have felt that they could redesign the vehicle as they saw fit.  Not a good move IMO.

Hope the game is as good as they boast, otherwise we'll see more the same opinion about Star Wars RTS gaming.  It's not been good over the years, so let's hope that doesn't happen.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Episode III Beast Assortment
« on: January 10, 2005, 01:30 AM »
I believe Obi-Wan's his pack-in, but since I'm not keeping up with the spoilers much I'm not entirely sure on that.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: January 9, 2005, 03:48 AM »

So does she get bumped up on the list now?

Personally, I'm not a huge fan of her.  She's ok though, but just not "wow" enough with all this competition.

And she's also too good for Brad Pitt.  I mean, how tough must you be to please, ya know?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebel scum mods are gone!
« on: January 8, 2005, 06:32 PM »
I knew where we stood Dave, no worries. :)

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