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Newbies / Re: Well hello there!
« on: July 18, 2004, 03:40 PM »
Hey Bob!  Gave you a welcome in the E1 bootleg thread but glad you came by here to say hi too...

Bob's a top-notch guy...  I can attest to this.  He actually lives only like 20 minutes from me actually.  He does indeed have a very nice collection, and a great focus on Boba Fett (even a dog by the same name  :D ).

I'm glad you've come by and hope you're gonna stick around and become a regular.  You're definitely welcome in my book.

Bob's a super collector...  Lots of stuff.  I really streamline thigns but Bob's all over the board.

Good friends with Bill Cable and many others from the PA and Pittsburgh collecting circles...  Hopefully someone I'll be hanging out with as well as the rest oof the crew from Pittsburgh a good bit out at C3 (god willing I can get there).

Can't say enough good things really...  So welcome Bob, and thanks for finally stopping in.  Any questions or whatever, and you're welcome to ask myself or one of the other staffers around the place.

Take it easy bud!

Believe the hype and multiply by 10 even FG...  That's a nice figure!

None of them are perfect, but he and Leia are quite nice...  Obi's still the nicest Obi you'll ever find to sit in your speeder too.  The only one actually.  I swapped robes on him with an Obi Pilot, and he looks better.  Still plan n making a limper fabric cloak though.  Hasbro must've run out of the material used on Total Control Mace or something.

That figure's robe is perfect as far as texture.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: July 18, 2004, 03:31 PM »
VOTC is selling out here...  

K-Marts in my area (at least 3 I was at personally, as well as every other one in the area it seems from local reports) got VOTC in...  3 of each figure for the most part, or more.  They're all gone now from what I can tell.

The figures are really just that good I believe...  Top-notch stuff.

Even the "worse" of the group are still good figures.  That Kenobi's still the only old ben you'll get in a speeder, and with the right cloak looks really quite good.

I'm expecting GREAT things from the final figures really...

12" are out here now...  12" is something I'm ditching, but if I wasn't I'd be all over the Fett.  It's nice I think.

I'm wondering if these will wind up being really easy to get, or if these will turn into such hot items they sell through everywhere steadily?  This should be interesting.  Disconcerting on some of these later figures too. :(

Episode 1 / Re: EP 1 Bootleg
« on: July 18, 2004, 03:26 PM »
Hey Bob,

I'm happy to see you over here...  :)  Thought a bootleg conversation may draw you in.  Hope you stick around and become a regular.  It'd be nice having someone I actually know around here!


Toy Reviews / NEW Review: "Bar2-D2"
« on: July 18, 2004, 03:14 AM »
Hey guys and gals, finally we're back with a new review on the front page, and hopefully this'll be the first of many to come in the near future (I know, we're behind on things!  Catch up time!)...

This review is for the amazing "Bar2-D2" figure, or R2-D2 (Jabba's Sailbarge) for its more official name from Hasbro.  :)


So click on through and enjoy...  I have to say, it was a figure I enjoyed.  Probably the best "vanilla" R2-D2 to-date, far surpassing the previous reign of R2 w/holo Leia.  A nice job by Hasbro to make R2 more than a "scene specific" figure.

But, as always, read the review to see what I didn't like about him as well.  No figure's perfect...  Ever.   ;)  :P

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: So Cal wildfires...
« on: July 18, 2004, 01:37 AM »
I've been wondering about you Matt, and how close that stuff's been to you lately.  I really hope this is taken care of, and that you, Patty, and your home are going to be ok...

I'd be to the breaking point myself...  I couldn't live under conditions where natural disaster was so imminent.  CA just seems to be disaster waiting to happen 24/7.    :-\

I hope you're ok, seriously, and that the fire's contained very soon.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: July 16, 2004, 11:41 PM »
Partly, and partly new.

Arms hands, and possibly the head are new...  Torso, legs, and skirt piece are POTJ Ben Kenobi.

The head I, and others, are having a tough time telling.  

Personally, I'm saying it's the POTJ head for now, but it COULD be new.  It's so tough to tell with the holo plastic.  


Upon closer inspection, the torsos are REALLY different.  The lower torso (legs/skirt) seem to be all that was reused now that I look at it closer.  The upper body's 100% new though.

The head's definitely a new sculpt...  The arms and cloak are also definitely new.

The lower body though, still sports the hole for his saber hilt even.

N/P Sergiu....

Modern Trading / 12" Haves Trade List & Meager Wants
« on: July 16, 2004, 09:18 PM »
(All Mint with their boxes, only ever displayed loose, unless otherwise noted)

POTF2 12":

Luke Skywalker (Original/Tatooine)
Luke Skywalker (Bespin)
Luke Skywalker (Ceremony)
Luke Skywalker (Hoth)

Darth Vader (Original)

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Original)

Han Solo (Original)
Han Solo (Hoth)

Princess Leia (Original)

Lando Calrissian (Original)

Greedo (Non-exclusive)

Tusken Raider (Gaffi Stick version, **99% sure**)

Admiral Ackbar

Boba Fett (original)

C-3PO (original)

Cantina Band Member (Wal-Mart Exclusive Figrin D'An)

AT-AT Driver


Sandtrooper (White Pauldron)

Stormtrooper (Original)

Chewbacca in Chains

Grand Moff Tarkin (Single Boxed Figure)


FAO Luke/Bib Fortuna 2-pack (x2 MISB)

FAO Tarkin/Gunner 2-pack (x2 MISB)

Diamond Sandtrooper (Orange Pauldron, x2, 1 sealed, 1 open)

POTF2 6":

Yoda (Original)

R2-D2 (Original)

Jawa (Original)

POTJ 12":

50th Luke Deluxe Figure (MISB)  


POTJ or Saga Imperial Officers (Mostly Saga)
Super Articulated Clone Troopers
Princess Leia with Hood Up (Commtech)
Sandtrooper 4-pack (POTJ Figures, diff pauldrons)
VOTC Luke, Vader, Lando, 3PO, (everyone except the first 3 figures) MOC
VOTC Bespin Wave
Saga Endor Wave (Of course!)

I'm considering selling the 12" figures also, just PM me if interested either way.



Yeah Sergiu, I meant you...  JJKS, JKNO, all you guys with letters instead of names dammit!


Anyway, let me know if you're interested anyway...  I can't fathom shipping over yonder though, haha.  Gotta be pricey. :(

Saw the post you made over at Scum Adam, and I'm really sorry to hear about your luck there...  

I hope you can get things worked out soon so perhaps you dn't have to sell something you obviously want.

I wish I could even help yuo out somehow...  Afraid my legal advice is strictly kept to business issues...

Personally I'd be stuffing a suit up that guy's ass right about now though.  I tend t have little patience, and you've shown a TON.


One option for an "out" is to request a letter of recommendation from your employer if possible...  I've gotten several from employers, and some of which my time didn't end on the best of terms.

Dupe the guy...  Play up to him, get the LoR if you can, and then stick him with the suit....  Worked for me in the past.  It's my only practical advice.  :(

Millennium Falcon/Command Center- transformable

I think I have that?  I'm not up to speed on MM stuff as I just was picking new stuff up at random and got this when it came out.

If you're interested, give me a hollar on it JJKS.


I think I have the box too, and it's not in terrible shape...  I gotta find that stuff though, I packed up all my MM except the Action Fleet (because it mostly works with SW Minis battles) a while back.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Romero's back with "Land of the Dead"
« on: July 15, 2004, 04:03 PM »
***Chants "Piiittttsssbbuuurrrrggghhh" over and over***

I hope they film here...  It'd only be right considering it's the start of the series 'round these parts.  Hope it's a Pittsburgh setting for the film as well, as Pittsburgh itself was a fort to begin with...  Could be very very cool.

Sounds like "fast" zombies have taken off too.

Newbies / Re: Hello everybody!!!
« on: July 15, 2004, 01:30 PM »
May wanna choose a lighter font than dark green if you want people to read your posts too.  ;)

I thought Padawan, M.D. made a good point about how the repacks of then screwed us on new figures too...  You wanna see some PO'd people?  See anyone who never got an EU figure or RY/DST because of the repacks.

Now, the Fan Club offered them in abundance, but at a higher price...  At the time that was fine to me, but looking back I see how people got hosed on that who couldn't afford it.

I know now if they were offering umpteen figures through the Fan Club at high prices just because of repacks, I'd be much more vocal about a distaste for these things now.

The entire EU line didn't surface around the Pittsburgh area.  I know I at least never saw a single one from that line ever at retail.  I heard some did, but not myself and I was doing more routine toy runs then, than I am now.

I also did not spot RY/DST...  Not to mention a LOT of the "new" FF figures got screwed...  Figures a lot of people were looking forward to for the first time, like Ishi Tibb, Piett, etc...  These figures I actually found lying in a TRU bin on clearance because TRU had gotten them but repack after repack after repack clogged the shelves.

I can say "good fortune to me" now that I got those for less than retail, but that was a 100% stroke of good luck that I even found them because I showed up at a TRU right after it oopened one morning.  As it was, while I was digging out what I could, someone swarmed in and started shoving his fat, comic-book-guy-like body in my space trying to force me away from the bin.

Pathetic...  I'd gotten what I wanted though, even the hottest figure of its time, the Rem. Helmet Vader, and I'd gotten some for friends in the area too...

That's a 100% fluke though...  Had I been 5 minutes later, and I wouldn't have found that wave at retail either because that was the only time I ever saw them.

Another doozy in that wave, and still one a lot seem not to have is Zuckuss...  *sigh*

Yeah, Repacks were equally annoying then, if not vastly more so.

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