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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Episode III - Preview Figures (SPOILERS)
« on: August 15, 2004, 03:13 AM »
I'm content with that, especially if the Greivous is a more "clone wars" representation like reported, since rumor is he won't be so CW-ish in the film.

Another astromech.  Yay!

Wookies are cool.

Other guy...  Uh, great I guess.  Dunno him and I've avoided most major plot things, so cool.  Random guys are good.

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« on: August 15, 2004, 03:10 AM »
Oh Dave, I'd KILL for bootleg Star Wars in the U.S. that was half as nice as stuff like this.  It just is dangerous water for a company to tread.

With militaria, they can copy without trampling on toes, so long as they don't directly copy licensed material, like plane names, vehicle names, historical character names, etc...  Like 21st has the license to reproduce Gen. George Patton, which was rather expensive.  As well as a license to repro Dodge products frm the war.  I guess BBI has the rights to "Humvee" though.

Contrary to popular belief, these little licenses cost TONS to these small toy companies, and have much less/shorter earning potential than Star Wars does to Hasbro.  In the end they're equally expensive, if not more so, but the companies shell out big bucks for them.

Plane names, squadron insignia, and I guess noseart are also all copywritten materials as well.  I learned a lot from my long discussions with some of these companies over the years.  They give you some really good insight into the industry that Hasbro rarely ever shares, and they give it to you from a truly costly perspective due to their size.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: "Borat" punks Oklahoma City politicians
« on: August 15, 2004, 02:41 AM »
I'm gonna miss it tomorrow night.  I'm running to a wrestling PPV, but plan to On-Demand it if that's available on that service.  It should be.

My buddy Dan just got into Da Ali G show as well...  Tremendous.  I'm finding a lot dislike the show overall though.  I don't get that.  Some who love the Daily Show's bits are critical of Da Ali G show.  Doesn't make sense to me, but whatever.

That's a good Q.  It's, more or less, what the pre-order was for, but in different packaging.  What if yu just pre-ordered one figure though?  Hah!  :)

The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Star Wars Galaxies - Not Star Warsy enough
« on: August 14, 2004, 02:16 AM »
I recently did a 14 day trial (before it ends) and I can say that it's a nice game, kinda funny, but not "Star Warsy" enough to me.

There's no cohesiveness.  I couldn't figure out if huge battles erupted (I mean, the galaxies amidst a civil war.  Battles and the "front" should be available to at least go to). 

I fund that finding buildings and stuff was a pain.  I ran around Mos Eisly and not once did I see the Cantina. :(

Getting near "known" characters was a pain, like Jabba...  Traveling between towns was a pain.

I just wasn't "wow'd" by it.  It seems like an immersive thing, but I guess I just need a story.  A point and plot.  If battles would've been viewable...  Like say the Empire's seiging a planet, and there's just war taking place there.  That I'd have liked going to see (at your own risk, like).  Oh well.

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« on: August 14, 2004, 12:48 AM »
I couldn't really tell you fair prices.

I tried selling my Panther one time and had no buyers, ya know?  I'd likely sell it for $60 though...  It's a cool tank, but I don't even have it displayed anymore.

The Tiger was REALLY widely available, and there's repaints supposedly coming (WInter one anyway) so I'd hold off on buying that one myself. 

It's a nice tank thugh.


Went this evening to grocery shop and hopped off at KM too, and low and behold they just started putting them out.  They're abut $21 a set (yikes).

I got two perfectly mint ones, and that was it.

Now, I'm gonna hope they just hadn't put out stuff yet...  They had boxes lying around yet to put things up so I'll be looking for extras.  I think there might have been more there.

I don't have the $ at this exact moment, but I'm gonna try for at least one next week.  I should have some $ coming in from stuff I unloaded.  I'll try to help one of you guys out if I can then.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The World's Last Great Mystery...Solved!!!
« on: August 13, 2004, 12:34 AM »
I love that guy.  Tore into me a couple times in PM because I was from Pittsburgh.

He spiced it up over there.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: VOTC Stormtrooper availability?
« on: August 13, 2004, 12:20 AM »
I'm reading a lot online that these are "pegwarming", and overflowing at some stores.

Just not the case in Pittsburgh.  There's remnants hanging around, but Han's and Leia's aren't exactly "pegwarming".  I'd say Luke's backing up a little now due to crappiness.  Ben as well.

I just don't see this "pegwarming" really being the case on wave 1.  Maybe Pittsburgh is the exception to the rule this time around.  I dunno.

I want to maybe see this weekend or something what's out and abuot here right now.  As it stands, we're doing ok and I'm hoping Wave 2 and 3 each see good distribution.

I still hope Hasbro has the God given common sense to re-release a lot of these figures in some fashion, be it army building, or sets, or whatnot.  Fett, Vader, and Stormtrooper especially strike me as "hot" figures no matter how you release them.

Matt, if ya wind up with an extra, I may take it off your hands unless someone from somewhere sans K-Marts needs it.

You know me...  I'll take crushed boxes usually. :)

This is a set I'm definitely not wanting to miss out on, and hopefully they arrive in Pitt soon.  I'm keeping my eyes open.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Cuddle party, anyone?
« on: August 12, 2004, 06:17 PM »
Wouldn't it be better to scare someone off with your manhood than not scare someone off?


The worst is when someone sees it and goes, "awwwww...  It's like a little baby Jesus".  (Dave Attel joke)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Good News for the A-Team.
« on: August 12, 2004, 06:15 PM »
BA:  "It's a coin on a necklace foo!"

G(g):  "No, you see, it's a collectible medallion."

BA:  "Take your vitamans" **Commences smacking the crap out of G(g).  "And that's for contradicting me foo!"

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Mad Max...
« on: August 12, 2004, 06:14 PM »
That's interesting.

What all extras do they have?  Any additional footage my videotaping feind? 

Nothing here in Pitt yet.  Soon though I hope.  Soon...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Good News for the A-Team.
« on: August 12, 2004, 01:20 AM »
I thought he was trying to decide if it's a coin or a medallion?

Image for fun...

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