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Saga '02-'04 / Re: New List at Rebelscum
« on: February 25, 2004, 06:05 PM »
Some cool stuff coming in from Rebelscum there....

My Thoughts so far are:

-Screen Scenes...  That's a hell of a lot of 3-packs there.  Granted, the base isn't costing them anything to make practically and I wouldn't doubt that half those figures are rehashes rather than resculpts.  Still, it's a LOT of figures it seems.  I dunno where I'm gonna display this thing because it's gonna be big ultimately. :)  

I hope the figures are "up to snuff" as it were.  poseable, soft goods, hopefully with lightsabres, and decent articulation.  I was a little disapopinted with some of the figures in the previous two sets.  The Mace needed some work for sure.

-Toy Fair/Convention figure...  Ugh.  :(  The thought alone is depressing.  I just hope the Fan Club offers it.  I think a 3PO or Stormtrooper makes sense, vac-metalized and all.  What Say Ye?  

-Sandcrawler...  Eh, I guess I'm the guy that just isn't interested.  I could've never seen this released and I wouldn't have cared either way.  It's way underscaled (obviously) and just not interesting to me.  I'd rather droids from it be focused on, or a nice playset of the interior with interchangeable droid parts, ala the vintage Droid Factory.  To me that would've been much cooler.  A working "vacuum" tube to suck droids up would have been a neat action feature on it...  I'd dig that.  A massively underscaled toy of the entire vehicle just doesn't appeal to me much on any level really though.

-TIE FIghter with new Wings & Pilot...  Freakin' finally!  The annoying thing though, is Hasbro eeked that LITTLE extra out by basically screwing Kay Bee over in offering their craptacular exclusive last year.  And to me they jerked the consumer around too some.  

If they DON'T include the accurate pod with this TIE, then it's a blatant attempt at Hasbro getting you to buy two to make one decent one.  That would suck, but I wouldn't put it past them, and it's the type of thing that warrants massive organized negative feedback to the company if you ask me.

-Y-Wing...  I'm hoping for a new sculpt...  A whole new scale ship.  It could be done easily enough.  One with pop-off nacells would rock too!  Imagine a "battle damage" effect like the TIE fighters have had?  Anyone else thinking that'd be cool for this ship.  I mean, Y-Wings dropped like flies in the movies, so I'd dig a new to-scale version of the ship with pop-off nacells.  It'd make it look normal parked next to a Y-Wing and the new X-Wings too.

-Slave I...  Well, I can't say I care much about this either.  Unless the Fett's an impressively poseable figure, I'm disinterested in this.  I'm sure they'll not create a new larger sculpt and likely will just use the E2 one.  I'll only be picking this up if the figure's any good then.  

A more poseable pilot Boba may be cool though, so we'll see.  I think a Boba was listed on the Vintage OTC list though, so that will likely be a better version anyway.  May just go with that instead.

-Naboo Final Conflict 4-pack...  Eh, ok...  I wonder if it'll be kitbashed armybuilders like Panaka, Royal Guard, Footsoldier, and Ric Olie?  Or what?  I could squeeze more than 4 figures into this pack, but none of those figures really seems all that exciting.  And what large accessory could they possibly pack in there that we don't know of yet?  Or haven't already gotten.  I'm curious, but the way the 4-packs have steadily declined in quality, I'm not really drooling with anticipation.  Could be cool if Hasbro went the extra mile and did some retooling instead of just repackaging, but what's the likelihood of that at this point?  Slim to none, and I think I just saw Slim with his thumb out along the freeway.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: KBZ jokes on GNT at scum
« on: February 24, 2004, 11:22 AM »
Of course...  He's God and all.

The best you can hope for's Jesus at this point, and to merely speak for the omnipotent one only as an amplifier.  Spreading the gospel of ignorance.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Fan Choice #6
« on: February 24, 2004, 11:14 AM »
Oh Good God...

So now they're CHANGING the whole damn poll mid-way through voting?

WTF!?  Now that's stupidity squared.

I can say that, if it is the Scanning Tech from the Carrying case (which is what they list) I wouldn't vote for him.  I actually got that figure on clearance a couple times over at Wal-Mart, so I was lucky enough to get him, but I can also safely say that he's a pisspoor figure by today's standards.

I can't believe they'd RE-release that thing and not just cast an Imperial Officer in grey and pack in the blue box accessory.

I really am beginning to think the short busses last stop is at Hasbro's front door.  This year was shaping up to be nice, but they're killing it left and right now...

Limiting the Vintage Super Articulated figures...  This craptacular Fan's Choice Poll...  LACK of new figures for the latter part of the year (or so it seems right now)...  Re-Releases that make no sense sometimes, and others that would make sense getting passed over...

They nailed us with a great week leading up to Toy Fair, then they've done nothing but drop the ball since Toy Fair.  Maybe I'm alone in my assessment of them there, but I have a feeling a lot of people are feeling the same way right now.

Star Wars Dioramas and Displays / Re: Modular Death Star
« on: February 24, 2004, 08:59 AM »
I'd like to second the congratulations on the review.  Well deserved.  You made a playset Hasbro seems incapable of doing, and made it with fun playable features to boot.  Can't beat that kind of customizing Muftak.

Glad you got recognized for it beyond forums and things in a publication.  It's much deserved.

Cool!  I'll get my British Paratrooper in ASAP.  :)

Wait, not THOSE Coalition troopers?  Oh...  :(  Sorry.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: KBZ jokes on GNT at scum
« on: February 24, 2004, 01:23 AM »
CorranHorn (Jason) Just brought it to my attention too, about that thread I'd mentioned earlier about "Edit Etiquette".

The guy who was "fighting" with me in t hat thread (Dutch Cattle) decided to quote me in his signature.  He didn't really even make much sense of his use of my words.  It isn't insulting to me that I can tell, as I think the quote was funny personally, but he did it to spite me nonetheless because he simply doesn't like me.

Now, no mods are stepping up to my defense on that signature...  Not that I mind even.  I don't care.  It's not a big deal...  But Jason made a good point that if GNT is gonna cry about being quoted then why aren't I being defended from "attack" by such idiots over there?  

It's obvious that it's deemed not important enough by the mods to bother with (against the rules or not) and that's fine since it doesn't bother me, but it just reinforces the point that GNT really was just CRYING to KBZ when he made him remove his signature quoting ole Greg over there.

That's so silly and juvenile...  I'm dealing with it, and so could GNT.  I'll be damned if I'd go crying to some schmuck who decided to quote me in his sig, and give them the satisfaction of knowing they actually WERE bothersome to me.  

Other Toy Lines / Re: Dream Toylines
« on: February 24, 2004, 12:04 AM »
Van Helsing toys are in my local Toys R Us already...

I dunno if anyone else has noticed that or not.  Not very cool looking though IMO.  :(  I was disappointed.

They really should add a list of the 12 "Vintage" OTC figures repackaged on the regular OTC line's cards for $5 each.

Till they do that, they're going to be making a huge mistake IMO.

I was hoping Bar2-D2 would have this actually.

A sliding compartment lid on his dome, and a compartment that could fit a Sabre hilt (preferably one that includes a removable blade) would have been kick-butt on this figure, and made old Bar2-D2 a perfect figure for ROTJ.  Wouldn't have been overly difficult either, just a small detail that would've set this figure apart from other R2's I think.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Fan Choice #6
« on: February 23, 2004, 11:57 PM »
I voted...  May as well, ya know?  I voted for Motti.

I'm not wild about this FC Poll though...  It's very disappointing that Hasbro would waste a FC vote on repacking figures.  Figures that each one can be had for a relatively decent price already if you LOOK for them.

To me, this is a waste, and Hasbro should decide this crap themselves, for better or for worse, based on what the fans are crying out for every damn day in all these various forums.

The Fan's Choice Polls should only be reserved for obscure characters that the fans get to pick through, and Hasbro makes one and considers making the others based on their #'s they generate.  It's been working so far, so why screw with it, ya know?

It's disappointing to see this "wasted" on repacks I guess.  I mean, it's not like they're doing us too much of a favor really.  At least I don't view it that way, but I also have every figure on the list.

I simply voted for Motti because it gives some Imp. Officer diversity...  He's the only one on the list that I think still is "rare" too.  Even I saw tons of R2 Holo Leia at TRU at a point, and Pittsburgh got shafted on the clearances that included that figure.

A list of odd-ball background characters would've definitely been up my alley though.  Shame we'll have to wait another year + for that though, unless Hasbro opts to just do this again which, to me, is simply rendering the idea of a Fan's Choice Poll moot then.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: KBZ jokes on GNT at scum
« on: February 23, 2004, 11:53 AM »
Yeah, I recall his pics being what drug him here and made him finally say something.  It was amusing unto itself to see him come out of the shadows to speak only to say "Stop it or I'll sue you".

Here's a funny post over at Scum from a guy that works with me over at FFURG doing chat moderator stuff...;f=15;t=000676

Justin (Jediraven) is generally in a sullen mood, kind of how Brad would pee on everyone's thread, but I think Justin's generally this angry.  :)  Gotta love the guy sometimes just because he's so blunt.

"Thanks, God!" pretty much made me laugh out loud when I read it.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: McQuarrie Stormtrooper Saber Up
« on: February 23, 2004, 10:20 AM »
I wanted 2 or 3 of him, and ya know what, never saw him or the Emperor figure once.  :(  These figures were the only ones I needed from the end of 2003.  This is disappointing that they were tough to find...  Especially considering one's a FC figure.  They're hosing us on availability of those poll winners methinks.  

Other Collectibles / Re: Master Replicas AT-AT
« on: February 23, 2004, 09:26 AM »
For anyone who DOES decide to get this, and who perhaps owns a digital camera, I'd personally be appreciative of some photographic details done of it...  

If I had money to burn I'd buy this in a heartbeat.  To me, this is a major vehicle for the trilogy.  It's easily my favorite.  I'm just so disappointed by the price.

It's nice, but I've had cars for far less that were good, solid, well running cars.  I mean, that's insane.

The size doesn't look too big though guys.  I don't think so anyway.  I can tell that it's done to-scale with the main studio prop as well.  I think that's the reason for the size of it.  It truly is a prop replica.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: KBZ jokes on GNT at scum
« on: February 23, 2004, 01:30 AM »
He's gonna hate you as much as Scott in another two or three posts. :)

Let him though.  He needs to accept that his behavior's gonna breed contempt from many.  That's the one thing I disagree with when posts critcizing him are canned.  He's not LEARNING anything from those posts, just simply closing them and playing it off like it never happened.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: KBZ jokes on GNT at scum
« on: February 22, 2004, 10:53 PM »
Yeah, you did Dean...  A couple did actually, including myself, Josh, GNT, you, Vator...  

A TON of others turned it into a series of "Who cares?" posts and "I'll second that", "I'll third that", etc...

Now, some of the people who posted weren't BAD posters in general over there by any stretch.  KBZ was one who said that I believe, and KBZ generally is a productive person.  I think Dressel maybe said "Who cares" or something like that and he tends to not post wastefully.

Sadly though, some of the participants were people who DON'T participate, and I think posting "who cares" is silly because obviously Durge did, and obviously so did a few others.  It was a valid topic.

My remarks were, mostly, aimed at those who habitually post uselessly.  IE: Kids, idiots, etc...  The point struck a nerve with one particular 14 year old over there, and subsequently got him on me to the point Josh had to step in (This is all for the people oblivious to what I'm talking about).

And I see Josh closed the topic down actually now...

I don't want this to go off-topic, I just saw Josh participating here and wanted to make sure he knew I was sorry.

The topic was even one GNT posted in responsibly actually!  :)

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