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Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Kit and Saesee...Pics
« on: August 7, 2003, 03:59 AM »
Kit in the concept book is shirtless because he's swimming so I figure that's what they're going with.  I'm cool with him as is, because he looks to be good custom fodder, though a "poseable" Kit would be nice someday considering how crap his Saga figure is. :(

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Best of the Best
« on: August 7, 2003, 03:56 AM »
Luke Skywalker - I'm going to go with POTF2 Bespin (Saga was too posed to suit me, though you combine his articulation with POTF2's sculpt/pose and I'd be one happy campter).  

Han Solo - POTJ Bespin Capture version is AWESOME.  Articulation, sculpt, holster feature, and binders.

Princess Leia - I'm gonna go with POTJ Deluxe or POTJ Bespin Escape.  I'm not real keen on many of the Leia's though.

Chewie - Hands down Saga Cloud City Capture is the best...  Articulation, great accessories, great sculpt...  Just great.

Lando - Has to be POTJ Bespin Lando.  Just wish he had more articulation and I'd be content with him.

Obi-Wan Kenobi - I like Naboo Obi-Wan with his robes.  That's just me.  Nice Vanilla robed Obi...

Yoda - The Saga Yoda w/Youngling is great, but I'd like to see new Yoda's in every incarnation with soft goods accessories.

Darth Vader/Anakin - Right now I still am partial to the POTF2 removable helmet version but I'll make an "ultimate" one someday that will be better than anything Hasbro's done (But cobbled of their own parts).  What they should've done in the first place.

R2 - Easily POTF2 Commtech R2 wins hands down.  Awesome sculpt, deco, and articulation PLUS a great accessory.

3PO - While Matt's MMC 3PO is worthy, I have to say that Saga Deluxe 3PO takes the cake.  THAT is why Hasbro should be commended for their ability to do great sculpts.  Too bad they don't do great in the other areas.  It's the best scupted Saga figure IMO though.

Emperor/Palpatine - I'm going with Saga Chancellor Palpatine on this one.  Impressive sculpt, good articulation, interlocking fingers, liverspots, and a nice outfit.  He's a grand figure for a grand character.

Qui-Gon - I'm gonna say his "best" was the POTJ moisture farmer outfit figure, but I've yet to see a truly "great" one that can hold his sabre multiple ways and be well posed.  Too bad considering what a good character he was.

To me these are the only "main" characters really.  The rest strike me as secondary, and then background.  

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Favorite Acessories?
« on: August 7, 2003, 03:45 AM »
I wish we'd see a $1 increase if it meant we'd see good plastic used, as well as an increase in articulation across the entire 3.75" line.  $5.99 would be nice if we were getting a competitively priced figure.

I must say the accessories are better now than they have been in ages.  Too bad the plastic used on some of them makes some of them very poor though.  

I see the Accessory thread over at scum pretty much sparked the "angry" individual to take issue with any and all questioning of  value in the Star Wars line.   ::)

Who would've thought it would be such a touchy subject to some?  Not I!  :D

Other Toy Lines / Re: Lord of the Rings: Armies of Middle Earth
« on: August 6, 2003, 05:37 AM »
Man, a part of me wants to buy these up...  I have yet to see them though, but I wonder how they compare to 3.75" figures?

I'm thinking customs of really poseable versions of these figures using some of their existing pieces like headsculpts and weapons.  Hmmm....

They sound great.  I really probably should just ignore this though or I'm gonna be broke.

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« on: August 6, 2003, 05:34 AM »
A quick update to things...

the BBi Elite Force 1:18 figures are cropping up at Toys R Us stores as of now...

Their dune buggy (Special ops), Humvee (With lame decal) and the Littlebird chopper (Amazing) are also showing.

The figures have improved quality plastic (Sturdier) and the weapons are also sturdier.  The figures out are supposedly the U.S. Special Forces (Desert Tan) with standard Kevlar helmets and new head sculpts too...  Or so I'm hearing.  I've yet to make a toy run to find these in my area, but the guy that reported said he found them in PA so they must be everywhere by now.

Sounds good to me anyway, and at $4.99 a figure, $14.99 for the buggy, and $20 for the Humvee you cannot go wrong really.  Scrape the damn decal off even!  It's still cheaper than 21st's Humvee and you'll likely FIND a BBi Humvee too (And a better pack-in figure...  21st's Humvee driver is easily their worst figure ever).

Now if only that HUGE blackhawk would hit shelves alongside those U.S.M.C. 3-packs!  I'm itchin' to fill one of those blackhawks with some leathernecks, that's for sure...  A few U.S. Spec. Forces guys in close support, of course. :)

These are great figures, don't pass this stuff up!  They're on par with 21st Century in quality, and they even outperform in poseability (Though I'm not wild about the elbow joint, but you take what you can get).

If I were little, these guys would litter my back yard right now!  Ah, to be young again.

Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Kit and Saesee...Pics
« on: August 5, 2003, 10:01 PM »
I love the Kit Fisto.  Great picture...  :)  All ripped and ready to tear someone a new one.  Kit could have his own cartoon series I think, a nd it'd be popular.  Subtitled but popular.

The SaeSae is "eh".  I'd liked to see a more neutral figure of him considering his Saga counterpart was a bit of a pre-posed crud figure like so many others.  I'm hoping he has good parts that lend well to customization though.

The Kit just rocks though...  THAT is a good EU figure. :)

Red 6's site is nice, but I think there's some liberties taken with actual names over what LFL deems their names to be.

Not that it matters honestly...  But I do believe there's some discrepency sometimes.

I'd be in army builider heaven if every figure that spoke got a figure...  Too bad no Fleet Troopers speak besides a grunt or groan. :(  I'd get a new one, and maybe a decent one.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Favorite Acessories?
« on: August 5, 2003, 08:19 PM »
Yes, I agree that Riekean is one of the superior looking figures and his accessory does rock.

CUstomizer heaven for me.  I want a "Fleet General" Riekean too after I get some Dodonna/Antilles parts to work with possibly.  

I just hope that Dodonna and Antilles are good NEUTRAL figures with maybe some nice articulation, and not pre-posed.  Just good accurate sculpts for each.

The sensor screens Riekean comes with are musts for any rebel base diorama (Yavin or Echo, or even Home One).

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Will Madonna ever give it up?
« on: August 4, 2003, 04:56 PM »
For some reason, skank is okay.

This week.

Skank's ok EVERY week in Jesse's world...

MMMMmmmmmm skank....

Wait, did I say that out loud?

Customizing Tips and Tricks / Re: 50 BattleBots
« on: August 4, 2003, 04:52 PM »
Indeed, those battlebots have some great custom potential to them.  I napped a couple of them back when a store here (Family Toy Warehouse) was going outta business.  

Even make good accessories for figures with some of the parts.  Thanks for the tip, because now it looks like a trip out to TRU is on the agenda.

The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike
« on: August 4, 2003, 04:49 PM »
I wonder WHO you have to preorder with to get the bonus disc?  I'm not able to figure that out, or if it's just with Lucasarts themselves?

That's good news though...  A nice lil extra that actually is WORTH something. :)  Kinda like all the bonus material that came with Bounty Hunter, but for those who want to pre-order early.

Between that now preoder that's a MUST, and F-Zero's newest installment coming out soon, I'm gonna be uber-broke from the gaming budget. :)  Happily of course, especially with the reviews both games are getting.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Favorite Acessories?
« on: August 4, 2003, 04:38 PM »
2 come to mind immediatley...

Of course, the Bacta Tank Luke came with is awesome...  It's big, it's to-scale, it's accurate, it has a neat working action feature, it connects well with 2-1B and FX-7...

That's a great accessory, but...

I also like the Bespin Guard because he had so much!  Sure it's small, but he had binders, a blaster that fit in its holster and was really accurate to the film's blasters, a baton that fit on his belt, and even a removable cap.

That's a figure decked out in great, detailed, and plentiful accessories.

There's a thread over at Rebelscum right now wishing for more/better accessories with STar Wars figures, and wouldn't you know that a GREAT suggestion like that would be met by people saying "We get enough already", and that Hasbro can't do more for cost issues.

Do these people not look at other toy lines?  Do they get their checks from Hasbro?  What am I missing that suggested IMPROVEMENTS are cited as "impossible" or "unnecessary"?

What happened to people actually having some expectations?  Sad to see the hobby's potential held back by people.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Defender Wish Lists: Mos Eisley Cantina
« on: August 4, 2003, 04:32 PM »
1) Hem Dazon (Arcona)...  I've wanted a Hem for a long time, considering he's the first alien we see.  Able too sit down would be nice...  Glitterstim sticks would be extra nice. :)

2) Garouf Lafoe (Human Snitch)...  I disagree that he's representative of a generic human patron though.  He's pretty unique looking to me, so I put him aside.  Now if he had head variants or something, then I'd accept the generic thing. :)  He's cool because he's the one that tells the Sandtroopers about the dice job Obi just did on Evazan and Baba.

3) Drunk Jawas!!!!!  Yes, we need the drunk jawas outside the Cantina.  Of course they could just be relaxing, but I say they're too tipsy to go be a nuisance.

4) Dannik Jerriko...  I love this guy.  Puffin' on a bong, and really non-schelant about the fight that just happened at the bar.  He's a cool alien, and would make a great figure but  NEEDS the pipe...  It's his "thing" ya know?  :)  A blaster w/holster would be great too though.

5) Yerka Mig...  To me, this guy is a bit more generic, but still kinda unique.  Yerka's got that cool "Correllian" thing going on though, and that would be neat to see someone OTHER than Han sporting the leather coat look.  

6) Ellis Helrot...  I love the "Scream" alien, so I'd love to see him made...  Poseable enough to sit, and maybe hold a drink to his mouth.  He's definitely one of the better aliens in the cantina.

7) Dice Ibegon...  Who wouldn't want this?  I'd take it as an accessory though, considering it could be a single piece.

8 ) The Saurons...  2 figures, one mold though.  I think they could pull off the Kal Fas siblings as a 2-pack re-using some of the same parts...  That's just my opinion.

9) Bom Vindin...  I'm thinking this is the one-horned guy with 2 black eyes?  He's got a nifty studded tunic on, and would make yet another wonderful and unique addition to the Cantina.

10) Myo...  Is Myo the guy with one eye?  Definitely cool...  

11) (Since Dice can be an accessory I'm making an "11th" choice) The Gotal...  I cannot recall which name his his, but I'd take the Gotal in a heartbeat since I believe his species crops up elsewhere.

A lot of my choices revolve around the customizing potential of the figures...  To me, that's what's great about some of the figures we've gotten so far from the Cantina.  The Duros still is a great custom figure, and a great figure all around from Hasbro.  

It's a shame most of Hasbro's cantina figures are barely poseable, much less poseable enough to sit down and actually look like they're drinking.  They are some of their better figures from the modern line though if you ask me...  Even the Wave 1 and Wave 2 Cantina sets looked like they had some great figures in them (I know Wave 1's were an improvement over their previous versions by far).

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Your Song...
« on: August 2, 2003, 04:54 PM »
Rick Springfield - "Jessie (Should just be 2 e's no i)'s Girl"
(Various artists) - "Highway Man"
"The Scotsman"

3 favs of mine. :)

Newbies / Re: Howdy....
« on: July 31, 2003, 02:43 AM »
Paul rocks!

He's a cool guy I've known for a time from the customizing list-server, and his time at

This guy is even willing to just ship me those ugly little tanks that came in the Hoth accessory set because he's just cool like that. :)

Dont' ask what they're for...  I'm just strange about liking them.

So welcome over here Paul...  I'm not always around because my time's become more and more rare these days, but hopefully we can get some good conversations going over in the classic trilogy area...  

I believe Paul to be a SW military nut somewhat like myself. ;)

Welcome, and thanks for joining up at which IS the place to be.

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