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Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: RED ARC Trooper?
« on: October 30, 2003, 12:08 PM »
That's a  BIG production error.  ;D

I think, after this many different photos (thanks Matt) it's probably legit...  I mean, imagine how many ARC's we have seen in stores.  I'd not be surprised if they have hit the half-way point of their production run (The general mark where the "running change/intentional variation" is made) and now we'll see red ARC's.

The only problem is, will they ship with MORE Anakins and  Yodas, or with Waves 2 and 3 of CW figures?

The ARC's are the ONLY CW figure selling out here.  Every store has either no ARC troopers, or maybe 5 at most...  Then Anakin and Yoda warm pegs.  And people say Army builders don't sell well!   ;)

Honestly, now I kinda wouldn't mind OTHER ARC variations.  Like a green one or something...  Then again, nobody knows what the ARC rank structure goes like so who knows if green or other colors even "exist".  May be a fun custom product though!

Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: RED ARC Trooper?
« on: October 29, 2003, 11:24 PM »
A chap at says he got one at WM tonight...

So, the mystery continues (no photo), but could it be a running variation that nobody heard of.  Like Scott said over in the aforementioned thread, it would be the first time in a LONG time that something snuck out without being leaked on the net boards first in a LONG time.

Like walking into the local 5 and 10 and finding the newest wave of G.I. Joes that you didn't even know were gonna come out!  (I'm reminiscing about when I was little and would find new figures at the local department stores...  Ah, the days before the net)

Saga '02-'04 / Re: RED LEADER COMING TO TOY'R Us
« on: October 29, 2003, 11:20 PM »
Hmmm, $45 for the Saga X-Wing with a figure?  Eh...  :(  

Not that I'm NOT happy to get a Red Leader figure (If he has a removable helmet), but $45 for another X-Wing is pretty expensive...  

Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: RED ARC Trooper?
« on: October 29, 2003, 12:38 PM »
I wouldn't be surprised if it came to fruition, but that looks custom to me, personally.

Seeing as how t he ARC is the ONLY CW figure who sells out around here, I wouldn't mind a red one shipping sometime to make variation hunters help clear out the figure's production run.

Wish you could make Anakin and Yoda that interesting, but that appears to be for not and they'll be pegwarmers for quite some time.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: COULD THIS BE 2004 LINE UP!!!!!
« on: October 28, 2003, 06:09 PM »
Just grand news today...  I'm really anticipating/have high hopes for the  Yavin wave...  Lots of army building and customizing potentials there, and I'm anxious to see what we may get out of these figures.  

Especially Antilles...  I'm really hoping he's a top-notch figure for building up my fleet officer army...  Troops need commanders, and Antilles is the quintessential "generic" officer.

I would love to know what other figures they'd include in a Yavin wave?  Fleet Troopers, Honor Guards, Petty Officers/mid-level officers, Pilots, Technicians, various High Ranking Officers...  There's a lot of options for Hasbro to work with, and almost all are army builders (except for the odd "main character" rehash/resculpt in their ANH outfits).

The deluxe and basic figures left for Yavin are much anticipated by myself.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Jabba's Palace Wave Pics!
« on: October 28, 2003, 04:53 PM »
Indeed, a nice looking wave thus far...

Nice scoop there Scott, way to go!

Who wouldn't say Lando's the BEST looking of the group.  Holy cow!  Working holster, removable helmet, force pike...  he's sharp.

The 2 new aliens of the group do Indeed reuse the body mold which was expected/feared by many...  If that's the case for the actual props I'm cool with it.  I like their blaster rifle too (though it'd have been nice if one of them came with a unique gun, but I digress).

They appear to be pretty well articulated too, for a couple background furballs.

Jabba's Jabba...  We've been down the road of what could have made this guy better and what we SHOULD have probably gotten in a $20-ish set (The good news, ROTJ Vintage Jabba's dais isn't expensive).

Rappertunie is...  Well, he's like WA-7.  He's set dressing, even as an action figure...  Very uninteresting to me, and not useful for much more than sitting next to the other Jabba's band figures we have already, haha.

Bubo ROCKS, for being basically an accessory...  :)  The B'Omar's unfortunately a rehash, as I too was hoping for a new sculpt with maybe just the 4-legged version of the B'Omar Monk...  It's not something I really wanted a 2nd of, but I do want that Bubo cuz he rocks.  The other "thing" in that set is funny that it's even being made...  It's also funny that he licked 3-PO's head.  I'll probably have to incorporate him into that mottif somehow.  It's his claim to fame afterall.

The Holographic Luke looks to be the "weakest" of the group, but for some reason it's still welcome to me.  It's something I know I wanted for no good reason.  What I'm curious about is, why the sabre?  :)  Not that I mind getting an extra one of those awesomely sculpted Luke Jedi sabres (That's a NICE accessory), but he's a hologram! :D  A "projection" accessory that attached somehow to R2's dome and connected to Luke would've been better IMO.  A sort of "force effect" thing.  He looks to be simply the ROTJ Luke sculpt reused, like Holo Sidious...  That's fine though.

That Lando still holds the title for best of the bunch, with the 2 aliens (Whiphid and Elom) in a close 2nd for that title...  Lando is just a truly vast improvement, and I didn't even want a resculpt of him till now.  They really REALLY improved Lando...

Now I want even more resculpts of POTF2 figures...  If they are all this great, how could you not want to see more resculpts?  That puts the POTF2 Lando Skiff to shame and I used to think it was a half-decent figure.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Kitik Keedkak and pals
« on: October 27, 2003, 09:42 PM »
Yeah, I'm personally holding off on these for a wide-spread distribution, just because I'm stubborn.  It's very unlikely that these would NEVER be released at this point.  Someone's bound to pick them up.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: So Cal wildfires...
« on: October 27, 2003, 06:55 PM »
Yeah Matt, I've been hoping you're ok too...  

Cali's got to be the worst place on Earth for Natural Disasters...  Earthquakes, mudslides, wildfires, etc...  I hope everything is gotten under control out there really soon, and that your home is spared in the meantime while they get a handle on all of this.

I'll never complain about our incliment weather, that's for sure.

TV-9D9 / Re: Clone SCUBA Trooper
« on: October 27, 2003, 06:53 PM »
I noticed some of these too, and I like the new Clone Fighter...

Moreso I liked the fighter that looked like an off-shoot of the Y-Wing design though, which was shown in the Clone Wars sketchbook that Matt brought back from SDCC for some of us...  It's a neat design, smaller, and almost resembles an interceptor type of fighter made by the same team that make the Y-Wing Fighter/Bomber.  

I'd love to see either of these "Republic Fighters" produced though as scale toys...  Pack in a new clone pilot with less goofy pose and I'd be really happy with these.

I'd take a Quarren soldier too at this point.  THose guys just look too cool to pass up. :)

The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike
« on: October 27, 2003, 06:41 PM »
I nabbed this Thursday and I've been having a blast so far...

The walking levels aren't great, but they're not terrible either...  not nearly a "deal breaker" for the game to make it a flop IMO.

The level design's surprisngly unique and different...  A better mix of space and atmospheric engagements I'd say.  

Hopefully I'll have a full review up for all to read on the main page after I've gotten a little further into the game.  I'm having fun so far though, if not getting a little frustrated at the complexity of some of the missions.  (Good frustrated though...  It's a challenge, and a welcome one)

The Wookiee Arcade / Re: rebel strike vs knights of old republic
« on: October 27, 2003, 06:38 PM »
I'd agree with Virex on the reasoning for buying a system...  Buy it not because of SW games only, but what you like in gaming in general.  Does it have more games than just SW that you'll play?

My reasoning for a Gamecube is that most X-Box games I can get on my PC and will play just as smoothly or even better on my machine.  Even Halo's now a PC port as well.

My Gamecube's got more games I want to play that I won't get anywhere else, so for me the choice was pretty simple, and the Gamecube's been a welcome addition to my entertainment stand I can safely say.

A lot of games are simply better on PC though...  For controls, for graphics (if you have a good PC), and for the fact there's just so much more to many games...  For me, Jedi Outcast for a console is a waste of money when you can play it on PC and get the large editing community's product that is out there to let you KEEP playing the game and playing something new with it.  

Customizing Tips and Tricks / Rebel Strike... Good source.
« on: October 27, 2003, 06:34 PM »
If you get the chance to buy/play Rebel Strike for Gamecube I'm finding it to have a lot of inspiration for new custom projects.

An Imperial APC is one of the new vehicles seen that really sparks my interest...  Not too large, and not overly complex in design either (Very angular) so not a very difficult ship to make from scratch.  They're a great, and heavily used vehicle in the game so far, so they're definitely on my too-do list now.

Also, the game has given a new "look" to the Imperial Storm Commando...  The once simple "black" stormtrooper design  has been given a facelift...  

Typical EU contradiction but honestly I like Rebelstrike's design MUCH more.  It's at least more creative.  The look of the Storm Commando's is much more menacing now and is 100% unique/new.  Also even has rank indication though subtle red striping.  Features a new helmet, and completely new design though (less armor for sure, and different looking all together).  

There's a ton of other fun looking custom possibilities coming out of this game already though, so hopefully some others find inspiration from Rebel Strike like I have after this post. :)

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Shmi the Mummy
« on: October 27, 2003, 06:27 PM »
I'd take another Anakin if it were sporting a soft-goods cloak and 14-16 points of articulation...  Preferably with heavy use of the ball/socket joint.

Could be a cool figure, but it's hard to say if Lucasfilm would be approving of a corpse figure of Shmi...  So far the closest we've gotten is the non-descript torso with Amanaman...  

I'd certainly not turn my nose to a new Anakin that had a bit more articulation and bit less pre-posed sculpt (Secret Ceremony Anakin's legs are bowed for some odd reason...  That figure should've been much more neutral).

Power of the Force 2 / Re: COMMTech Question
« on: October 26, 2003, 06:43 PM »
I don't think any POTF2 came out wiith CT chips till after the E1 blitz with the reader...  So no wait, no worries...  :)  Sucked anyway.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Bachelor Parties
« on: October 24, 2003, 08:46 PM »
Last party I was at...

The night started with our table at the first bar winding up on fire (We were doing flaming Dr. Pepper's)...

The night ended with me waking up the next day in the tub with my pants on, a fleece blanket I'd never seen before, and no shirt, and with the water running.

I remember the in-betweens but I can safely say they're not PG-13.

And my buddy Dan's last B. Party he went to was NC-17 at best...  I mean, it was everything you'd ever heard and then they tacked a few things to push it even further.  Needless to say we kept the name of that place for Dan's B. Party when it comes around...  He insisited.  

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