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Star Wars Ships and Vehicles / Sith Infiltrator on Ebay
« on: February 22, 2004, 04:52 AM »
A very nice 3.75" scale Sith Infiltrator's made its way up on Ebay.

 http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3177182536&category=2474

This thing looks perfectly to-scale, and I can't see much detail that wasn't missed.  Opening cockpit, boarding ramp, etc...  This is just a nicely made ship, top to bottom.  Excellent detail work, and a great paintjob to boot.

Here's some pics from the creator's  WEBSITE RIGHT HERE :

Maul in shot for scale comparison
 

Cockpit Detail
 

Overall Ship
 

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Can an animated or drawn female be hot?
« on: February 21, 2004, 06:23 AM »
1) I don't care what anyone personally thinks is hot.  That's their business, and so long as it's not illegal or I don't have to clean up the mess, I could give a rat's ass about their personal ideas of sexual gratification.

2) EVERYONE at a Star Wars site...  Each and every one of you, me, and for damn sure everyone at Rebelscum (Some more so than others) is a geek.  If they deny it with remarks trying to make themselves out to be "above" the other members of the site, then that just solidifies their geekiness to me.  

Elitism in a hobby of nerds is the most pointless, useless, dorky attempt at self-justification ever.  Everyone should accept that 90% of the women they talk to will laugh at them for collecting.  Not necessarily turn them down mind you, but they will still laugh at them in some fashion.

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Middle Earth / Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
« on: February 21, 2004, 06:14 AM »
I nabbed a Haradirrim Archer tonight.  Man, gotta love $5 figures.

The guy is great, if not a tad difficult to pose.  Still great though.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Trandoshans
« on: February 19, 2004, 04:40 PM »
Scalpin' the Wookies and Slappin' the Hoes...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Tornado...
« on: February 19, 2004, 12:35 AM »
They can hit, I agree Vator...  I didn't say they can't hit here.  THey do.  The topography isn't "ripe" for it though I've been told.  They're less likely to hit a hilly area, and generally when they do it's in the low lying valleys I'm told.

The one that hit Mt. Washington right on its "peak" if you will was really weird though as far as a Tornadoes usual features.  That's what the weather service said at the time anyway.  They expected it to hit the rivers down below, like at downtown, if anywhere.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Tough Year For Toys
« on: February 19, 2004, 12:32 AM »
BBI actually supplied me with a buttload of cool stuff...  Lots of new figures (Looks like some Brits, Maybe Canucks, Frenchies...  Various forces).  An F18 fighter TO SCALE.  You wanna talk huge?  You wanna talk "Hasbro should be making scale ships!" then just look at this thing.

It's just a huge airplane!

The unfortunate thing was that 21st Century Toys had little to show it seems aside from their upcoming Spitfires.  I want one of those, but am PO'd at no sign of new carded figures.

21st has jerked its fan-base along that we're getting Japanese Infantry, USMC figures, modern military figures, and a mass re-release (online or otherwise) of the Battle of the Bulge US infantry and German infantry (who'd be released for the first time).

Not a damn word from them other than more planes that'll clog shelves at Wal-Mart.

When they'll wake up and see that planes don't sell well but figures do, I don't know.  They can move minimal #'s of high-ticket items, but not 30 or 40 of the same damn plane on a single WM's shelf ya know?

Oh well...  Hopefully all in good time.  We need more WW2 figures.

Oh, and Dragon had some 1:18 offerings, very few though, but some amazing 1:6 figures including a wonderful German Medic.  First German Medic figure I've ever seen.

And Army of Darkness 1:18 figures.  Keep your eyes peeled for those if you're a customizer.  Skeletal remains for your Lars Homestead burnt corpses may be a reality finally.  ;D

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Trandoshans
« on: February 19, 2004, 12:23 AM »
Scum's got a nice close-up of it on their main page right now.

Personally, he looks great to me.  The more open mouth seems cool, and lots of cool additions like the crisper looking sculpt (not that the POTF2 one was bad though) and articulation are pluses to me.

The leg straps are noticeably better sculpted...  The blaster's a lot better looking too, and more accuratley sculpted/scaled overall.  Cool stuff to me.

I'm looking forward to Dengar and the scaled one a lot, but the Ozzel figure's shaping up to be a hell of a piece of custom fodder.  Yikes!

Ozzel's uniform is just bristling with detail beyond any Impy figure to this point.  Generic enough for headswaps, and neutrally posed to boot.  Just a shave of the rank badge, and voila.

Still, Trandoshans rock.  We all know why I think.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Q & A Session with Hasbro?
« on: February 19, 2004, 12:19 AM »
You're able to write snailmail as well, or there are phone #'s, but unless you know the # of someone with clout (IE: you're buds with the old decision makers), calling's not adviseable.

Writing never has hurt though, and replies aren't out of the question.  Just make sure you're eloquent and polite.  Professionalism is key in business.  Whether you get a reply back or not's of no relevance.  

And Hasbro does read the message boards.  They always have, as it's a resource to them, so make sure you are vocal about what you like and dislike, and why you like o dislike things.  You have a voice that can be heard.  Just not a say in any final decisions, haha.

Too bad sometimes, given some of the really innovative ideas I hear around the various forums I visit like here at Jedidefender.com, Galactichunter.com, and Scum's forums.

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: New York - Toy Fair 2004
« on: February 19, 2004, 12:14 AM »
Yeah, Nick definitely makes a good point about the vast # of rehashes in 2004 freeing up the developmental teams to work on E3 dilligently.

A good thing to think of too is that it's the last film as far as anyone knows.  Could theoretically be the line's last big push and it's likely the company's not overlooking this fact, so it may have extra umph to it.  Plus whatever alterations and adjustments needed to be made after the lessons learned from the E2 line and things...  It seems every film's been a "learning experience" for Hasbro as they've come and gone.

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Pricepoint and availability, I agree...  These figures just aren't meant to be in a "limited" line.

Now, in the main line, they're a must.

I want some damn "Versus" 2-packs of SA army builders!  Fleet Troopers and Stormtrooper 2-packs would just rock all to me.  Build both your armies at the same time.  Sounds like a plan to me.

The SA STormie should see release otherwise though too.

I still plan to keep my CT Stormies going strong though too.  A hand & blaster set will make them much more poseable, and they'll fit in well as standing/firing troops while a SA version would work well for ANY situation, and if it's as good as the SA Clonetrooper then a SA stormie would work great with any of the other Imperial weapons Hasbro's cranked out.

I say bring them on for early 2005!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Tornado...
« on: February 18, 2004, 06:35 AM »
Too hilly here for Tornadoes to hit often.  Sometimes, and usually in a large flat area (IE: a trailer park), but not often otherwise.

One touched down on Mt. Washington one year though in the city, which freaked everyone out.  

Mt. Washington is the cliff that overlooks the city of Pittsburgh.  Very scenic, very pretty, very wealthy area (on the front half at least).  The thing just plopped down and took off again.  Freaked the whole area out when it happened because there wasn't any warning, and it's RIGHT on top of a huge hill (the term "mount" is deceiving, it's not a mountain).

Weird...  Couple hit out near me in the past...  They tend to travel up the rivers here, if they hit at all though.  I did see one years ago when I was 14 or so on a camping trip on the Allegheny River.  Watched it go right down the river after it formed.  Scary as hell.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Are you a "bad" person?
« on: February 18, 2004, 06:31 AM »
And I've been through New Jersey and it's not a far cry from the 5th level of hell.  It all gels when you think about it.

I can't take credit for the test though.  I actually just posted a topic about self-reflection.  Something I had to do a **** load of tonight.   ::)  I came to few conclusions.

Aww crap, I used a roll-eyes smiley.  I have caught something from going to Scum too often.  GNT and his devout following of mimicing maroons have somehow infected me!

Epiphanies?

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Other Collectibles / Re: Code 3: Millenium Falcon, X-Wing... Slave 1!
« on: February 18, 2004, 06:26 AM »
THe MR AT-AT does indeed rock all.  $1200, for something that painfully meticulous, is actually warranted IMO.

I mean, they just made an incredible model there.  It is, without a doubt, the most accurate piece I've ever seen.  I'd love to own one, but I've had CARS that cost less than that.

I cannot possibly justify it.  Though if I find someone who does get it, I'm gonna beg him to snap clear high-res shots of every inch of it up close for me.  :)  And if they live nearby I'm gonna beg them to allow me to take measurements of it too, haha.  Must have that data!

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Q & A Session with Hasbro?
« on: February 18, 2004, 01:26 AM »
There weren't really any official Q&A's at Hasbro...  Just whatever the people attending could get out of the reps on hand, however the reps on hand aren't always the most knowledgeable sources either generally.  Sometimes they are, sometimes not, and it usually just depends on who the companies send.

I'm half expecting Adam Pawlus and GH.com to come up with SOMETHING extra to their coverage this, or the following week.

That may not pan out though, as Hasbro seemed to show what was what for the year.  I'm hoping for some surprises, and an answer on whether the VOTC figures see some kind of reshipping schedule on the standard line's cards at some point.

Hasbro will be flat out silly not to do so.  

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Are you a "bad" person?
« on: February 16, 2004, 10:25 PM »
Is it bad when, after taking the test, you're told that you aren't desired within hell due to the fear of your taking over the joint?

If that is bad, ignore what I just said and don't bother me for a while.

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