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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: August 2, 2004, 06:42 PM »
Great photos Paul.  Nice to see a figure with ball/socket hips.

Onto the Stormtrooper...  Some interesting text over yonder at Hasbro about the articulation.

His elbows aren't being described as ball/socket if I'm not mistaken.

Considered the best 3 stormtrooper ever, the new stormtrooper was created from scratch with incredible attention to achieving the right head proportions.

OK, good news there...  The head does look spot-on, and that shouold mean a hollowable helmet that'll fit well on lots of headsculpts I'd think.

With 13 total points of articulation, this stormtrooper has ball-sockets at the neck, shoulders, and waist. He has insert-molded elbow joints, knees, and ankles, in addition to standard articulation at the wrist and hips.

13 points?  Hmmm, interesting...  Super Articulated Clone has 14.  What's the Stormtrooper missing though?  The count seems to encompass all the Clone has.

-2 standard wrist
-2 ball/socket elbows (Hasbro lists "insert-molded", which is a new term to me.  I'm curious to see what this is, but till then we'll say ball/socket)
-2 ball/socket shoulder
-2 ball/socket ankle
-2 ball/socket knee
-2 standard hip
-1 ball/socket waist (assuming like the SA Clone's double-jointed torso)
-1 ball/socket neck

This is strange because that comes to 14, not 13, unless Hasbro's cut articulation on a wrist or something?  

Plus, some of the joints, in blown up photos, are clearly the same ball/socket joints (though they're using this new term of "insert-molded", whatever that means) used on VOTC Han, or the SA Clone.  Very strange wording there, and the totals aren't jiving to me.

Could it be the Stormtrooper's  NOT perfect, and that it's something less than the Clone?  Interesting...  

Definitely the best to-date, but I wonder what the deal is here now.  Hasbro's image isn't the swiftest either...  The figure looks like he's falling apart, so hopefully that's just not the final result, haha.


Stormtrooper comes with a standard issue blaster that fits in a holster.

I dunno about you guys, but the holster is a cool feature to me. :)  It works too, finally!  

I've heard a couple gripes that a ROTJ Stormie has a holster, but in actuality they did have them in many scenes, namely on the Death Star.  It was on Endor where they seemed to not have them as much, for whatever reason.  Production issue perhaps (different filming local...  Maybe forgot to have them on-hand or whatnot).

The holster rocks to me...  Was good news.

I'm curious on the articulation now however.   :-\  Wondering what we're gonna get in the end.  Blowing up the image from Hasbro, it looks just like ball/socket joints...  I'd hate for them to have gotten all creative  this figure, trying out some new "style" of articulation when they've mastered it on other figures.

"if it ain't broke, don't fix it", and the SA Clone and VOTC Han sure as hell ain't broke.  That's perfect in my book!

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Resculpted Momaw Nadon?
« on: August 2, 2004, 02:18 PM »
Yeah, that was just the Cantina WM packs from a while back.  The Momaw had a whole new Torso actually.  Same POTF2 arms and legs, but they're a more accurate color.  The figure's quite nice actually.  

Was a vast improvement over POTF2.  The only figure in the original waves that was.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Matthew Lillard sucks.
« on: August 1, 2004, 09:17 PM »
I 100% do NOT recognize Jeremy London, but that's quite a photo collage the guy's mustered there, huh?

The other guy...  Lillard.  I didn't recognize him a lot till Virex mentioned Shaggy, then it hit me.  If he were to branch out on his own, could he possibly improve his standing?  Perhaps it is Freddie Prinze Jr. (or however it is spelled) who is holding him back?  

He seems like a bit of a knob, and possibly an anchor around many-a-person's neck.

The last waves, which if I had to place a bet of any that were going to be tough to get it'd be the ROTJ wave, just popped up not too long ago.  That's at least smething positive to ordering a little later I'd think.

The ANH wave, from what I hear, is making its mass appearance now at stres like Target and Wal-Mart, so that's a plus.  ESB wave I'm just banking on being semi-easy to get, like ANH was for me.  I can hope for that at least.

Oddly, Luke's the only toughie to find...  Or was the only toughie to find anyway.

Tack onto the list the "Death Squad Commander".

The figure's been made if you **** the Death STar Trooper as him, but many still count the grey-suited "Death Squad" guy as a unique figure.

I'd like one myself...  Maybe a color variant of a new DST someday (Super articulated, PLEASE!), but that's me.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Met any other SW forum members?
« on: August 1, 2004, 06:15 PM »
I've met PA guys, Pitt guys, etc...  That's about it.

Among the more noteable names, I've met Bill Cable and Bob (Bobafett14) frm the PA/Pittsburgh groups.  They're both good guys, and I got to see them both again this past weekend actually.

Beynd that, I've not had the opportunity to meet anyone really...  Not many folks come to Pitt, and I've not been traveling even remotely as much as I did befre going back to college when I had to at times.

So, C3 seems most likely event I'll run into any  of you at.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Birthday JediMAC!!!
« on: August 1, 2004, 06:12 PM »
Have a good one Matt.  Tell us what all ya got!

Hey Hasbro! / Re: Core Characters That Need Revisiting
« on: July 31, 2004, 01:57 AM »
As I wait for the heavy objects to be hurled my way, I have to say that I'd actually, gladly, take a Jar Jar Senator in a normal pose.

Call me crazy, but it's needed.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Real Time with Bill Maher returns!
« on: July 31, 2004, 01:15 AM »
Yeah, SirSteve was cool about it.  Kidhuman though...  Yeesh.

BTW I think I'm funny...


Thanks Virex...  I think.   :-\  :)

Conventions / Re: Pittsburgh Comic Con
« on: July 31, 2004, 01:11 AM »
Yeah, I saw our toy shows got an incrase.  Which that's cool, but the shows aren't that big to begin with so it's weird.

I'm all for going in summer though, so whatever.

I always find something...  Just never anything HUGE.  I got my so-mint-his-arms-were-stuck-in-place Blue Snaggletooth there though, so luck does strike at the place.

Usually I just end up with a box of junked vintage stuff to hack into someday or repaint as custom ships and such.  At least it saves $!

Conventions / Re: 2004 San Diego Comic Con
« on: July 31, 2004, 01:09 AM »
If you nabbed a VOTC Luke Matt, Hit me up...  I'd sooner buy an extra you've got lying about than deal with finding one.  Sounds like he's hitting KB of all places though.  Ugh I hate going IN the mall.   :-\

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Real Time with Bill Maher returns!
« on: July 31, 2004, 12:23 AM »
I watch...  I liked DM Live too, and I enjoy the hour block of the Daily Show and Tough Crowd.

All the political topics with comedians involved are great.  No better way to get your news because at least the majority involved are honest about things.

My favs are easily the Daily show and Tough Crowd though.  GREAT TV.

BTW great shirt topic at Scum FG.  My post seemed to fall on deaf ears though.  Perhaps because I was taking a pot-shot at 90% of the people involved in the thread itself.  They just didn't get it.

To show what a "Morale" guy Kidhuman is though, he tried taking our E3 styleguide packaging images, removing the watermark, and reusing them himself over at SirStevesGuide.  

For him to talk morality is a laugh unto itself.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: July 30, 2004, 08:45 PM »
I've seen it blurbed a couple places, but it's good news (and maybe new to some) here Paul, so cool beans.

First Hasbro SW figure with ball/socket hips, ever.

Perhaps signs of a Biker Scout, Endor Luke, and Endor Leia to come?

One can dream, right?

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« on: July 30, 2004, 07:57 PM »
Me too.  I'm intrigued by the possible headsculpts.  I'd dig a female too, considering the fodder in this scale's non-existant.

Could be a neat line-up from BBI, and at least you can count on it shipping someday.

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« on: July 30, 2004, 05:45 PM »
BBI's F-18 pilot appears to be the FIRST new figure to sport their new articulation.

Minor news, but good.

They'er going to basic hinge elbows.  Thank god, because their angle joints suck bad.

The figures just NOW need more separated legs so they look less awkward when standing, and they'll be damn near perfect.

If they'd bring the ball/socket ankle  to ALL figures, that'd be nice too.  They seem to only think it's worthy on figures with pantlegs over the boots though.  Too bad. :(

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