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Newbies / Re: Hello,another Star Wars Geek
« on: March 12, 2004, 03:30 AM »
You'll find a lot of "old timers" from Scum have moved from that site into other sites like here and elsewhere.  So most of us have a pretty solid comradery going among ourselves.  We're always welcoming new folks in too though because I for one love the additional input in conversations.

Glad you came over after checking the site out...  I think you may find a new home around these parts.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Target = Marked Down Prices
« on: March 12, 2004, 03:27 AM »
My target stores have little to nothing of the 3-packs left.

I was really wanting a set that had Mace in it for fodder, but nothing to be found of that one here in Pittsburgh. :(

I cannot justify $20 fodder at TRU to get one...  Wish I had one of those to do some hacking up.  I'd take one of each really, to have a Yarael Poof to work with too.   >:(

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Ultra Kamino Obi-Wan and Jango (Recarded)
« on: March 12, 2004, 03:26 AM »
Ya know, I'd forgotten about him...  Ultra seem to come out in spurts here and there.

This is the latest barage of Ultra I've seen in a while actually.  Jabba was non-existant in my area till tonight, and Denizens were only sporatically seen here and there.

The Kamino guys are 1 to a case each I guess, so I'm hoping they won't becmoe pegwarmes due to that.  It's a repack that made sense on Hasbro's part though, so kudos to them.

The only Ultra that seem to hang on pegs is the Ultra 3PO which totally sucked IMO, the Riekean figure which I love but loathe due to the seemingly low value, and that's really about it.  

Wampa and Denizens are starting to clog up now slightly, and I've now caught Jabba a couple places (need to pick him up yet).  

I'm afraid Hasbro needs to rethink this line though, and really put a strong effort into it with later releases.  Not all their offerings so far have been that great.  I think that Ewok will do pretty well at retail though.  Public's Ewok starved at this point it seems.

Toy Reviews / Re: New JD Review: Jedi Luke (Jabba's Palace)
« on: March 12, 2004, 12:21 AM »
My one only MAJOR gripe with him is the lack of ball/socket elbows.

If ever a figure would've looked good and could've USED those, it was this guy.  That would've made Luke one hell of a poseable figure.

The cloak is cool to me, but the way it's sewn is just odd.  The vintage one sat a little better...  It was sewn a little better.  Had Hasbro done some better planning on how they'd sew it, I think it would look better...  

Beyond that, I really liked the figure, even with bad paint aps.  And he still pulls off some good poses.  A good "lunging for the gun" pose is my favorite.  Second fav would be the "hands clasped" pose.

of course, I'd still take a SA softgoods version of this figure in a heartbeat.   :P

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Endor Wave
« on: March 12, 2004, 12:14 AM »
Yeah, that was good for a chuckle...  The smile under the hood's nice.  Like he's proud of his force choke on the Gammorean Guards or something.  :)

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Ultra Kamino Obi-Wan and Jango (Recarded)
« on: March 12, 2004, 12:12 AM »
I nabbed these tonight...  Had to leave Jabba due to funds, but Target, and TRU had about 4 Jabba's each so I'm wagering he's now a pegwarmer like the Wampa is.

They're decent figures...  Obi's not all he could be, and I'd love a Kamino showdown Super Articulated Obi-Wan someday...  Hell, include a removable "dry" head and he'd be a great vanilla Obi-Wan either way.

I just find the pose a bit much.  Still it's a unique and kind of neat Obi figure for what it is...  His feature sucks horribly.  Jango's works somewhat though, but the figure's nothing to write home about.  The big accessories are more the pride of the set.

When did Obi-Wan chuck a box at Jango though?  I don't get the purpose of his feature I guess.

Anyway, glad to have the set in my collection...  They look decent together at least.  This is almost a "scene" as much as it is a playable set.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Ultra Kamino Obi-Wan and Jango (Recarded)
« on: March 11, 2004, 04:20 PM »
These got spotted at a Target nearby to me today...  I'm gonna make a tear out that way to see what I can find since I'm still searching for a Jabba and these sets personally anyway.

Keep your eyes peeled I guess!


1 to a case of each I'm hearing...  Shazbot!  >:(

Toy Reviews / New JD Review: Jedi Luke (Jabba's Palace)
« on: March 10, 2004, 10:30 PM »
Yeah yeah yeah, been a while, I know...   :P

But, finally a new review is up and running, and hopefully we'll have some more right around the corner.  

This week it's Jedi Luke from Jabba's Palace...  Feel free to check him out RIGHT HERE, and as always let us know what you think here in our forums.

My opinion was a real roller-coaster on this figure...  Some great features, and some not-so-great features like bad paint aps, poor accessories, and lacking articulation.

Check out the review linked above or on our front page, and speak your mind though.  Gonna be tough to compete with Brad's Jedi Luke review there, but I think we can try.   :P

PS: Thanks to Brad, Scott, Matt, Chris B., and the gang here for putting this up for me!

Power of the Jedi / Re: Best POTJ Fig?
« on: March 10, 2004, 09:28 PM »
Adam Pawlus just mentioned how at the time, 300th Fett was top notch, and I tend to agree with that idea, but it still doesn't place him high on my list.  The figure just fell flat and was the start of a nasty pre-posed trend later on...  

We see his style of sculpting, his features like a working holster and such, in todays figures...  Hasbro just wanted to milk a little extra through the packaging I think.

POTJ had a ton of great figures though...  Amanaman, Imp. Officer, R2-Q5, R4-M9, Duros, Bespin Guard, Bo Shek, Zutton, Luke Bacta...  These are some pretty good figures that I'd rate above 300th Fett personally.

Too bad Fett wasn't something special.  I'm really anxious to see this "vintage" OTC one though.  Whew...  Should be amazing.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL '03-'04
« on: March 10, 2004, 05:52 PM »
Hmmm, I disagree with the authorities getting involved...

Hockey's a violent game...  I've been one who supports the fighting, and I think an incident like this (and the McSorely one) where the authorities take over is going to have an impact on how the NHL handles fighting overall.

I think it's inevitable that fighting will someday be banned...  I'm an old-time purist that will be sad to see it go though.  I think it's a part of the game, no matter how brutal it is.  

And I agree, this wasn't as bad as it was blown up to be (and is still being touted as "horrific"), but it ended in a broken neck...  I could see a year's suspension without pay, or worse...  Not many teams are goiong to want him on their side either.  He'll pay outside what punishment he would've gotten from the league anyway.

Criminal charges are unnecessary I believe...  

I've had cheapshots taken at me, some of them pretty brutal in games, and I wouldn't want "criminal" charges filed.  Just my shot back at him next time I saw him.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: DVD Random Musings
« on: March 10, 2004, 03:01 PM »
I'm not a huge DVD buyer...  I honestly don't know what's cheap and what isn't, but I've had an inkling to start buying some TV shows I love...

ST: TNG colleciton
ST: DS9 collection
Dave Attel's Insomniac show
and now Chapelle Show too...

Are any of these things running for relatively cheap?  Do DVD's become impossible to find at any point either?

I'm a bit of a DVD newbie I guess...  Only own LOTR and Star Wars so far...  *sigh*

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Finally Padme!
« on: March 10, 2004, 02:54 PM »
It's true, but it was for strictly personal reasons...  Nothing to do with the films.


Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Jedi Council
« on: March 10, 2004, 01:33 PM »
My only gripe will be the look on Eeth Sloth's face...  I'm hearing he's got the same screaming face the POTJ figure had.  The rest of the set looks relatively decent to me though.  Good enough anyway...

Better than the 1st two sets I think, as Mace is all but useless from his set, with his goofy hand, and awkwardly sculpted articulation.  He's customizeable if those damned things would ever clearance at TRU though.  

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Endor Wave
« on: March 10, 2004, 01:30 PM »
I'm pretty happy with these 3 so far...  Another nice looking wave in the latter part of Saga here.  Glad to see stuff like this.  

The General Lando and Madine are great fodder, as is the Han...  I'll surely nab multiples of each.  I'm wagering those goggles aren't removable though Scott.  :(  I'm a tad bummed there, but I'll live I guess.  I agree that they should be though.

I'm more curious what's in his left hand though, and exactly how poseable that left arm is...  Hmmm, that could be a bit more of a downer on that figure to me than the goggles.

The picture is enough to make me laugh right at my computer...  Love it.  Hasbro, stickk to making toys because graphics aren't your gig I guess.

I'm already devising a good General Cracken custom from either Madine, or the Lando General.  Hmmmm   :-\

Watto's Junk Yard / Re:
« on: March 9, 2004, 06:09 PM »
I am excited only for what they may possibly offer...  The oddball stuff like army builder sets, "rare" figures, etc...  I'm not counting on this though.  

Sadly, I don't think LFL's going to devote a lot of attention to this store, and they'll let it fade into obscurity by simply not acknowledging what "the fans" are interested in.  I'm excited to see what they do, but just not hopeful because of the dismal failures all other stores have been.

What I am curious about is will the Fan Club work in conjunction with this site, or will they be independant and offer their own exclusive product as before?  The official fan club is being kinda weird lately, what with its cryptic front page message, and absolutely no reaction to this site's opening.

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