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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Cantina Wave 2 Sets a No Go (For now)
« on: September 2, 2003, 05:01 PM »
I can wait till 2005 (Though I'd love em sooner) for these, I think they're very great looking figures.  All 3 are vast improvements (Or completely new) so these are definitely gonna sell when they get released.

From what I hear about how far along they got it'd be highly unlikely that they dont' see production someday so the higher prices on Ebay are enough of a deterant for me to wait it out...  I'm gonna hold off, but I really want a Zorak figure like NOW!

Evazan and Wuher would be nice too though because they're really spiffy looking compared to their previous figures.  Good retooling too if you ask me.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Silver Fett On Sale on NOW!
« on: September 2, 2003, 04:58 PM »
ok, well...  I think it went through.  I got an invoice anyway?  

I wonder if it worked though?  THere's no order # that I can tell to track it and whatnot...

I'm so disgusted.  If Paizo would've just had a 1-800 # you could call to make an order as an alternative (Even if not advertised but you only found it through a little searching) I'd have been SO much happier about this.  The whole thing is draining.

On a good note, my A-Wings (I got 3, I'm greedy but I wanted a flight of them) shipped from Target today!  Whoo!

I just hope my Fetts arrive now, but how am I gonna know if this even went through?

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Silver Fett On Sale on NOW!
« on: September 2, 2003, 04:53 PM »
Oh wait!  A breakthrough!

After typing my address in 20 different ways, I think I may have actually figured out the problem...  Not MY problem, but the assenine way that some companies have to ship things.

See I live in a rural delivery area, so I decided to try multiple lil doo-dads to oget my address to come up.  I typed it in using the road's name I live on and whatnot, and low and behold!  Typing in the road name brought up a subscription for me...

Now, here's the ironic part.

The subscription it brought up had my NORMAL R.D. address on it.  The very same address I've been typing in EXACTLY as I would any other way but which Paizo's stupid directory was telling me a subscription did not exist.

Yes, they actually have a subscription, and it's under my R.D. address, but for some odd reason I needed to put Evergreen Road in there somewhere just to get it to accept it...   ::)  >:(

So ok, let us see how this proceeds...  Apparantly now I have a subscription...  whee.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Silver Fett On Sale on NOW!
« on: September 2, 2003, 04:41 PM »
This is getting to the point of me having a very negative opinion of Paizo...

I've done several things now to alleviate the problem myself and Paizo has done jack when they SHOULD be in their office expecting problems.

1st, of course I emailed their customer service and gave them my name and address regarding the issue...  They've yet to reply to me, and honestly the way I've been treated in my next step I can't imagine they WILL reply anytime soon.

2nd, I called...  Now, mind you there's no legitimate customer service # for Paizo...  For whatever reason they've decided CS #'s are for chumps so they have a Subscription line which is long-distance by the way.  Oh joy!  Now every screwed up call to them costs me!  Thank you Paizo!

So I called, and it rings and it rings and it rings and it rings...  Then, finally...  You get the option of waiting on the line "while they connect you" or punching 1 to talk to someone in distribution.

Well I waited, and what's it do?  It goes to some woman's voice mail box who is "Not in the office today".  WTF!?!?!  Where is she?  Should she NOT be sitting at a computer dealing with the myriad of problems Paizo customers have?  God knows I wish she were.

So, in the end I'm not gonna get my Fetts tonight it appears...  And this is the kinda junk that Wizards of the Coast did BETTER.  You could call and actually get a human being on the phone to berate when they had stupid stuff go on...  Paizo have one woman apparantly, and she's outta town so when you're having an issue with your subscription you're just SOL about it.  

God I hate damn near any company affiliated with Star Wars anymore.  None of them are run right and just give you a headache in the long-run.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Silver Fett On Sale on NOW!
« on: September 2, 2003, 04:15 PM »
Oh and it just got better...  They cannot find my subscription with the address I provided.

stoooooooopid machine.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Silver Fett On Sale on NOW!
« on: September 2, 2003, 04:13 PM »
You think it's slow for you guys...

I'm on dial-up here, I have to make an account up with them...

This is sucking, that's all I gotta say. :(

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Stupid Music Downloads
« on: September 1, 2003, 12:22 AM »
Hey DSJ,

Thanks for the offer man.  For now, I'm gonna make a try at getting it in .mp3 format though.

I'd get High Speed, but DSL is VERY expensive here because the Phone Company has a bit of a monopoly going on...  They control the lines and aren't letting anyone else start high speed and use their lines right now.  Cable is SUPPOSED to be available soon, or even now (I need to call again) but I've not heard for sure on that.  

I wanted Cable foremost, but it's been a long wait till they've decided that our area was worth their effort.  Bunch of idiots.

The whole DSL thing just pi$$es me off around here though, because the phone company makes you use their stuff and they charge you outrageously for it.  They offer DSL Lite which is good for downloads but not uploads, so it screws up net gaming which is one of the things I look forward to when I get high speed so I've never jumped on DSL Lite which is substantially cheaper.

Hopefully Cable's here soon or now though!

And tahnks again for the offer.  I'll try Morpheus to see if I can get it in .mp3 first though since Media Player is a hastle for me.

Oh, and Grokster may be out the window here because half the crap I look for I just can't find there anymore.  I don't keep my files in Grokster (I cut/paste them to a separate .mp3 file which was for Napster till I got kicked off that server for having Roy Orbison tunes, haha).

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Watto's Junk Yard / Stupid Music Downloads
« on: August 31, 2003, 11:25 PM »
I'm by no means an avid downloader, I just go to the trough once in a while.  Unfortunately, I'm no expert on getting what I want, and with how many different "versions" and remixes of songs that are out there, it can be a royal pain.

My questions to you guys is what are you doing right to get the songs you want?  What sites/servers or whatever are you using?

I've been trying for THREE freaking days to get "Magic Stick" (Lil Kim and 50 Cent) mixed with the old "Stroke Me" song...  This thing's getting lots of Radio play around here, I enjoy the song, but I'll be damned if I can find this (Uncensored or even Censored) online.

I keep getting a different mix every time I download, but NEVER have I found the mix I want.  I'd love an uncensored version of it but I dunno what I'm doing wrong on Grokster.

Any help?  Anyone got it and wanna just swap it with me some other way? :)  That'd be ideal and appreciated haha.

God this is frustrating, and I'm on dial-up so it's REALLY irritating for me. :(

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Birthday to Carrie M!
« on: August 31, 2003, 09:32 PM »
Yeah, happy B-Day Carrie...  Down a pint for me.

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The Original Trilogy / Re: Death Star Troopers
« on: August 31, 2003, 09:28 PM »
The shot in question of the grey tuniced DST is when Leia's brought before Tarkin, Motti, and Vader...  It's tough to see, only is there for a second, but if you look to the right the trooper is there.  His helmet's clearly black yet his tunic appears noticeably lighter.  Having the black helmet, and other black items in the shot though does help (to me) confirm the uniform itself is grey.  

This will likely forever be one of those things that answering 100% would be tough.  It's like the grey pauldron Sandtrooper debate...  There's white ones where the white is completely clear to see.  There's black ones as well, but there's also shots of troopers that their pauldron does not match the black we see on the Stormtrooper armor (though limited), and where the outline around the pauldron is blacker than the center, and yet the pauldron color isn't white either because the pauldron doesn't match the color of the armor clearly like white pauldroned Sandtroopers do in every other shot.

I'm sticking by my idea that a grey tuniced Naval Trooper is in there though.  I feel that the contrast of other clearly black objects like the helmet and such, and then the uniform being noticeably lighter (Much lighter to me) confirms it for me.  But of course, this is like the Hoth Han Solo coat thing, or the Jedi Luke cloak...  It's tough to confirm 100% without us actually having our hands on the movie-used prop.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Santa Yoda!
« on: August 30, 2003, 05:36 PM »
If the 3PO/R2 were easily found I'd be happy to pick up the Yoda.  It's like a set sort of.  Kind of like the vac metalized figures.  If I'd not gotten Vader then R2, Boba, and the Clonetrooper all would be not quite as "interesting" to me.

As far as the silliness goes, these are kinda silly.  My personal opinion is that time/$ could've been put into something else that I'd have appreciated more, but that's just the way the ball bounces.

It's got nice packaging, I'll give it that, but I could really care less about it since the R2/3PO was non-existant in my neck of the woods.  They'd both display very nicely together though if I had that first set I think.  

Anyway, for those really interested in this, more power to 'em...  A new Dagobah Yoda with softgoods and removeable belt/snake accessories would've been much more appealing to me though! :)

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The Original Trilogy / Re: Most Dated Part of the OT
« on: August 29, 2003, 12:59 AM »
haha, I actually love the look of that. :)  it's worked its way into multiple games as an Imperial Standard almost, so I kinda dig that...  It's campy but it gives a strange "real" quality to the movie in a small way.

I'd say the space battles, both ANH's and ROTJ's, need major CGI overhauls...  You could do 10x as much with each.  The lil CGI snip-its in ANH were improvements, but honestly I think the models should've been deleted out for CGI ships.  The explosions are noticeably pants for everything but the TIE's shot down in CGI.

ROTJ's still got noticeable frames in the space scenes too that need fixed if nothing else, but could you imagine some CGI broadsiding between Imperial and Rebel capital ships, or the sight of a Rebel Corvette aflame taking a last-ditch ram into the command tower of a Destroyer?  

What about a fighter increase too?  

It's the best space battle, but for a climactic battle it could use some expansion I think, and shows the age of the films a bit more than anything to me, especially the battle in ANH.

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The Original Trilogy / Re: Death Star Troopers
« on: August 29, 2003, 12:52 AM »
The grey tuniced figure on the card shot used for the vintage figure seems to indicate it's accurate.

That shot is pulled from the scene where Leia's brought before Tarkin prior to the order to destry Alderaan being given.  In the shot, the trooper is in a computer console port thing that are common in several places within the Death Stars, and the trooper APPEARS to be wearing a grey tunic.

I consider him canon for that reason.  This may be an Imperial Naval Trooper CO of sorts.  Someone below officer level, but higher than the average DST in rank.  There were also DST's in black jumpsuits I believe, ala the POTJ Imperial Officer figure.  They were seen in ROTJ.  Possibly they are the raw grunts of the Naval Trooper ranks, and the black tuniced chaps are a step above, and grey tuniced fellows are a step above them?

Food for t hought, as they say.

Many of the uniform types are more consistent in ANH and ESB because by the time of ROTJ Lucas did not keep a military expert on-set whereas in ANH and ESB he had the same person there to keep a uniform/rank structure to both sides that made sense and gave a strong sense of military realism.

Why this person wasn't on board in ROTJ is anyone's guess, but the lack of their being there is noticeable in the generic Imperial 4 square rank plaquards, and the noticeable uniform changes between ANH and ROTJ.  There's still explainable structure to it, but it did make things pretty complicated, and the Imperial plaquard thing has always just been brushed off as an error for the most part with no attempt at "explaining it away".  

Perhaps the Death Star Troopers in black jumpsuits fell prey to that same way of thinking?  Though I seem to recall many in the black tunics as well though.  Hell, there were even differences in Death Star Gunners too, with some only wearing the top portion of the helmet and whatnot.

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I'm all for seeing them individually and all at once in a drunken stuper one evening.
 
Of course I'll want to see them individually more to soak them in like Adam said.

Should be a fun thing...  :)  

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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Jedi KNight 3
« on: August 27, 2003, 12:13 AM »
Well, if they're saying 9/17 and th ey keep to that then it's JA I'm thinking of because going gold means it has gone to press for the CD's and packing and would be shipping out.  It was maybe a month ago I recall hearing that JA went gold so a September release is reasonable.

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