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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Spider-Man 2!
« on: June 30, 2004, 02:18 PM »
Catch it on the weekend perhaps, or next week...  My woman is vacationing, and I'm flat broke anyway.

I'm hearing nothing but praise for this too, and everyone's saying it blows the first away even.  That's a rarity unto itself it seems.

My buddy's a Spidey nut...  He must be dying to see this right now.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Barbie is NOT Single
« on: June 30, 2004, 02:13 PM »
To an Aussie too?

I wonder if his name's Greg(g)?

Oh, I keed...  I keed...

Seriously though...  ***cough********cough***

And she's still gettin' a little side action from G.I. Joe I hear...  I mean, everyone saw her leave in that car with him in that commercial from a while back...  I think we know what's up.


BTW, if anyone wants to photoshop this, please do.  I need a good laugh.

Toy Reviews / Re: VOTC Han Solo (large(ish) pics)
« on: June 30, 2004, 02:07 PM »
The story was good while it was up Vator, glad I caught it before it seemingly disappeared, haha. :)

Pretty darn poseable there...  I'm impressed.  The headsculpt's actually shaping up to be my 2nd favorite aspect behind the articulation.

Those ball/socket joints are awesome.  Hasbro is a master at super articulation (when they want to), and hiding it as well.  They do it better than any company out there, at least in this scale.  

I just wish they did it ALL the time.  :)

Oh man those assortments suck, but at least some of the "New" figures are gonna reship.  What I don't see much of is the Endor Wave reshipping, which sucks to me because I needed a 2nd set for my custom endeavours and they've seemingly dropped off the planet all together.

A shame too with how good they are.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: June 30, 2004, 02:01 PM »
I'm ok with Lando's arms...  Better than nothing, and the rest of him's nothing short of incredible.  THe cape I can stomach, as I mentioned, only because I have at least 2 extra of it around here I think...  I know one anyway.

Han's so amazingly superior to CT Han, I really am just surprised at how "off" that figure now looks.  

Short of that, the Leia and Obi and Luke are the only "downers" to me, and even Leia I don't mind since I'm just happy to see her look half-assed for once in the white outfit.  The upper body not having softgoods though, is disappointing because they could've done that so well to match the bottom and have a realistic hood too.  Ah well.  Opportunity lost.

Anyone else see Vator's mention that the gun isn't flimsy with Han?

Guess their "personal safety standards" flew out the window on this wave huh?   ::)

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: June 30, 2004, 03:36 AM »
Ah yes, I forgot Whewbacca the Cookie...

I'm seriously doubting the flocked idea comes to life.  I just can't see them trying something in 3.75" scale they gave up on in 12" scale, but Hasbro's not one to do the obvious (or logical) and thus they may totally F Chewie up since his character's often doomed to awkwardness.

Mech and BE were the only "good" versions of him IMO, but even then I'd say only Bespin Escape really embodied a good "generic" Chewie.

I think we'll get a removable bandoleir and oodles of articulation on a "Nude"-Bacca figure (sans bandoleir that is).

I'm assuming that...  No telling what may actually come.

I'm ok with the ROTJ hairstyle, if they go that route, only because I like Bespin Escape Bacca so much.  So ROTJ style's cool by me.  Hell, maybe they'll shock us with a removable collar from ROTJ?  Eh, nah...  But Boush's Bounty Chewie could use a redo given how long ago he came out!

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: June 30, 2004, 12:39 AM »
The angle cuts on some of the VOTC figures are disappointing.

So much for "Ultimate" versions...  Close, but not quite.

Han's great though, and Yoda's about as good as Yoda can get I think...  

Lando's REALLY good except those elbow joints...  Ball/sockets are hidden better and allow a greater range of motion so that's a slight disappointment on him.  The cape I can stomach because of having extras of the POTJ to swap with.  

Leia I'm ok with except she appears to have the least articulation of all the figures I think, save perhaps Yoda.

Obi's legs are my biggest gripe...  Soft-goods skirt and his knees don't bend?  WTF is the deal there?  His odd looking arms would be a close second, but I can stand them.  The robe's puffy but I plan on seam-ripping a Pilot Obi robe and using it as a pattern to make my own Jedi robes from the material they used on Total Control Mace.

If you guys didn't get Mace, but have the opportunity to check one out, I highly recommend just checking out how great the softgoods are on it.  Simply perfect!

Luke...  I'm torn.  Part of me thinks the idea/concept is interesting, and with how many POTF2 ones of him there are, and the fact you can make an almost "perfect" Luke with thse bits and pieces...  I dunno, I kind of like this one then.  The head's a little off, the robe's puffy, but a removable belt is COOL, and the fact he may have the best "shirtless" custom fodder torso ever is intriguing...  I'm anxious to see how he looks without the cloak because he could be useless if his sculpt underneath is bad.

R2-D2, unless he's swiss-army R2, isn't going to be great...  Unless this figure can open at damn near every panel with every known gadget he had, and has articulated ankles, retractable 3rd leg, etc., etc., etc...  I just don't see this being a great one.  

3PO...  Same as above, but articulatin replaces the other stuff, and for some reason I'm thinking he's just going to pop apart to make an accurate "pull-apart" 3-PO...  Call me crazy I guess.  Or perhaps cynical is more the term.

Boba Fett...  Short of possibly the Stormtrooper, THIS is the figure that's going to be in demand I think.  Vader a maybe close 3rd, but Fett's going to dominate demand IMO.  They'd better not cut corners on this guy.  I want a side-arm, ROTJ paintjob, softgoods cape and wookiescalps, working holster, accurate blaster (if it pulled apart at the barrel, I'd simply worship this figure), and full use of ball/socket joints.  Hasbro could even go the extra mile and give the double-jointed torso to Fett and it'd look totally cool.  Here's to hoping.

Stormie...  Army builder = selling well, at any price.  I just hope he's not off-kilter as far as height goes next to the CT Stormie.  I'm updating all my CT Stormies with a hand/blaster kit and I'll happily line them up with these new guys.  The new guys will be the dominant ones in any diorama though, and I'd happily buy 100+ more of them if they look  good with the CT figure.

Vader...  The hottest with collectors behind Fett I think, because I know people who won't bother with VOTC who will still buy this and the last 2 figures just because.  Vader's chain's awkward, and he seemingly had some articulation skimming too if I recall.  Not total ball/socket joints!?   >:(  Vader with the double-jointed torso would've rocked too...  What's the big deal?  I'd have liked it.

Hell, Durge got the Double-jointed torso, yet some of these guys aren't?  Blah!  And Durge ranks, as weird as it sounds, as the #2 greatest Star Wars figure behind the CW Clone to me.  Durge is so heavily articulated it boggles the mind.  Makes me wish I was a kid again because I'd have Durge whipping the bejesus out of G.I. Joes as Cobra's newest "secret weapon" or merc.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Hot For Teacher
« on: June 29, 2004, 10:44 PM »
There's always conjucal visits.

Curious George (2005) (filming) (voice) .... The Man in the Yellow Hat

OOOOOOH Yes...   I believe my heart just skipped a beat.

If this is a film just for kids, I'll be kinda bummed, but I'm hoping for somethign with some slick humor in it like Shrek or Toy Story.

Loves me Some Monkeys!

Lego's the only thing I can think of where EVERYTHING hits.

BBI Elite Force 1:18 is pretty good about distribution though, as was 21st Century when they were with TRU.  Now that they're with Wal-Mart, their distribution is spotty at best...  I know I've never seen the Spitfire or P-40's here and they were 2 planes I actually wanted.

Never seen Mustang repaints either, or Messers...  Last I saw those was at TRU in the first release.

WM's been a real disappintment for 21st 1:18 product IMO.  Overordering at some stores, and simply never giving others any new product.  21st's loss of their deal with TRU was a big blow to them.  THey should've simply gone to doing allied forces and milked that contract as long as they could've...  Market German stuff via Etailers and be done with it...

Hell, it'd at least be SOMETHING in stores.  I think that contract was nullified more because of poor sales of large-ticket items like the planes than anything else.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Gentleman, Turn Off Your Cell Phone
« on: June 28, 2004, 06:54 PM »
***Tapes his to his ear***

Woohoo, no accidental pregnancy!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How Many Video Game Systems Do You Own?
« on: June 28, 2004, 06:52 PM »
I have....

-NES (The one with the robot too!  Though we never used that POS)

and my PC which probably gets more use than any of the abve, save the NES which we had TONS f games for.

Consoles are fun but PC won't ever be replaced IMO.  It'll only absorb consoles.

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« on: June 28, 2004, 01:07 AM »
Yeah, I wanna get some of those, but the $7.99 tag's scaring me off.  May try ordering a case assortment instead since they came to TRU retail then.

Wanna nab some Dragn figures on sale too...

Toy Reviews / Re: VOTC Han Solo (large(ish) pics)
« on: June 27, 2004, 02:16 AM »
Impressive there my friend, thanks for sharing images Vator...

This Han should see the light of date at basic retail I believe...  You can do anything.  Hell I'd even like a "Death Star" version with a removable Stormie belt and stormie blaster or something.

Luke, even with the goofy cloth robe, would be cool to do the same with.

I'm really anxious to see the articulation on Luke actually...  Doublejointed torso was word on him, and thus the reason for the robe.  I still don't get WHY they would give him that torso, but whatever.

Anyway, a couple ?'s...  Or one anyway.

1) Is Han substantially shorter than the CT STormie?  Very curious if he is, and then what may be of the VOTC Stormie and how he'll stack up against the CT.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: June 27, 2004, 02:12 AM »
Nice price ont hat Vator, good for you man...  

I'm personally awaiting these as per usual...  Find it at the store, unless my buddy Paul gets a case and has extras, haha.

I gotta ask you some ?'s in your review about overall body construction and height (looks short with that stormie :( ).

Nice images...

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