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Newbies / Re: Howdy....
« on: July 31, 2003, 02:43 AM »
Paul rocks!

He's a cool guy I've known for a time from the customizing list-server, and his time at

This guy is even willing to just ship me those ugly little tanks that came in the Hoth accessory set because he's just cool like that. :)

Dont' ask what they're for...  I'm just strange about liking them.

So welcome over here Paul...  I'm not always around because my time's become more and more rare these days, but hopefully we can get some good conversations going over in the classic trilogy area...  

I believe Paul to be a SW military nut somewhat like myself. ;)

Welcome, and thanks for joining up at which IS the place to be.

The Original Trilogy / Re: Death Star Survivors?
« on: July 31, 2003, 02:37 AM »
hehe, that's funny...

If you played the level in Force Commander where you wipe out the remnant rebel forces, and picked up Col. Veers' downed shuttle, you'd dig the idea that more people could've escaped...

And I agree, the # of TIE's left out there would leave some pilots to survive possibly as well, and then some who knew of the imminent destruction may have hauled butt off in a shuttle (And the idea of rescue shuttles for pilots is a good idea too, for more survivors).

Could've been in the 100's even, for survivors...

FC has some very "realistic" combat engagements that make for itneresting questions on the movies I think.  That's why I brought this topic up some time ago.

The Original Trilogy / Re: Endor Troopers dissapearing?
« on: July 31, 2003, 02:34 AM »
Paul, dude, if you can get captures from the film and send them out, you are THE man for customizing...

I may be nagging you severely for help in the near future, haha.

The Original Trilogy / Re: Favorites
« on: July 31, 2003, 02:32 AM »
For the trilogy...

Vehicle:  AT-AT...  Big, bad@$$ tank of the Empire...  Not indestructable, but can dominate a battlefield...  Lots of possibilities to the specifics.

Quote:  "Never Tell Me The Odds"

Scene:  Hoth Battle or Endor Space Battle

Character: Bossk or Grand Moff Tarkin...  Both rock, both get da ladies.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Screen Scenes
« on: July 31, 2003, 02:29 AM »
The Jedi set looks like some damn fine custom fodder. :)

Can't wait to start filling out the Jedi ranks...

Ball/Sockets rock, I wish Hasbro made these more a standard on figures (knees, elbows, and neck).  You'd have an immense ammount of poseability then.

Feedback / Re: BigDumbWookiee's feedback
« on: July 28, 2003, 04:44 AM »
Adam's a guy who has helped me in the past without even asking for anything in return (No, not even PAYMENT!)

Adam was giving me his extra Fact Files as they came in for a while, and if it weren't for him I wouldn't have any of these dandy little resources.

I cannot thank him enough for that sheer generosity he showed.  Yet another asset to the collecting community, and I will always owe him for the help. :)

Feedback / Re: OCB's feedback
« on: July 28, 2003, 04:42 AM »
Scott's my only reason for owning an Ephant Mon I think...

What can I say but thanks?  Even if he only sold it to me to shut me up! :)

He's a great guy, and always willing to help where he can.

Feedback / Re: Daigo-Bah's feedback
« on: July 28, 2003, 04:40 AM »
I have dealt with the man in the past, and he's great to work a trade or sale out with.  No problems, just courtesy. :)

Highly recommended by me and my VERY late feedback, haha...

Feedback / Re: JediMAC's feedback
« on: July 28, 2003, 04:39 AM »
I really am late on this so I apologize to Matt...

I cannot begin to thank him for the help I have received so far.  :)  He's been an asset to my collecting this year, and he's always an asset to the whole SW collecting community over all.

Just recently Matt got me:

2 - R5-D2 figures...
1 - Deluxe Nexu (On clearance to replace my broken one)
2 - Red Battledroids
A BUNCH of freebies he got at SD Comic-Con the other day (Which are great!)
and the final 2 Star Tours figures as well.

Plus, he helped me track down a Trash Compactor set through some of his friends/contacts who all were great and tried to help me (even though they couldn't all help out).

That's a great guy, and to top it off he's been overly patient about my payment which I should've had out to him long ago but have been so busy that I can't get it and an item he needs out to him.  

I mean, the guy just helps and helps.  Cannot go wrong with that, and Matt's one of the few I've met in the collecting world that I gladly call a "friend".

Thanks man!

JD Sports Forum! / Re: Stanley Cup Playoffs / NHL news
« on: July 27, 2003, 05:44 AM »
This just in!

My beloved Penguins will suck as much, if not more than last year it seems.

OK, that's no news, but it's all I'm thinking right now...  Sadly, I'll still support them as my #1 pick till they are mathematically out of it.

On a brighter note, it seems like we may wind up with a lovely Casino/Sports Complex for the Penguins to play in should the deal go through...  Of course the city, state, and private individuals involved are all being putzes about it.

Could improve uptown though, especially considering we have the oldest building in the NHL now...  And one that never got used for its intended purposes.

Oh well...  Should be fun watching young players anyway.  Some people who maybe aren't 100% corrupted yet...  Oh, and Lemieux too if he's playing.

Toy Reviews / Re: Saga TIE Fighter
« on: July 27, 2003, 02:59 AM »

That's my buddy Jason's review of the TIE Fighter (CorranHorn over at Rebelscum, and also staffer).

Pretty good review of the ship that he got, though I'm not sure I agree. :)  6 out of 10 isn't high, but I'd have gone lower I think.  I'm bitter over that Solar Panel debacle that Hasbro flubbed up.

Who was begging for JUST the cockpit to be fixed, and I know I've seen more people ask for the Solar Panels to be done so their fighters were all at least near the same size.

Toy Reviews / Re: Droid Factory R2 Review!!!
« on: July 25, 2003, 08:06 AM »
I gotta get on my own case about this, but a big thanks to Scott for the photos...

If it weren't for him, the reviews would look like crap because I don't own a camera. :)

So he makes that magic happen, and quite creatively as we can see.

People at Scum were asking about the fan shot, and I really just felt stupid for NOT ever mentioning where the figure is from, or who's snapping shots...

I got some revamping to do to my review technique basically, haha...   :)  Sorry bout that Scott, you are owed some credit and I've shafted you, hehe...  Won't happen in the future though now that I realize I was doing that.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Star Trek
« on: July 25, 2003, 08:02 AM »
I can see it now...

"Jesse James Inc. announces new license...  Star Trek, 1:18"

1) Basic figure series of main characters, sub-characters, etc...  
-From all films, and all TV series.
-Articulation ranging from 16 to 18 points including ball/socket joints and pin/swivel joints.
-Features like working holsters, accessories with real cloth or thick thread straps, removable headgear, etc.
-figure stands.
-Removable limbs with pre-posed limbs available in sets (And "scene specific" headsculpts as well, for ease of customization).

2) Small vehicle line.
-Includes full-scale shuttlecraft, fighters, transports, runabouts, etc.
-full detailed interiors accurate 100% to their technical schematics.
-paint/damage variants.

3) Playset line.
-Full bridge playsets from all series and films, including the U.S.S. Enterprise D, DS9's Control Bridge, U.S.S. Enterprise A, U.S.S. Defiant, etc.
-"Key Area" Playsets like transporter sets, Medical Bay Sets.
-Environment sets from your Favorite Trek episodes and films.
-May work like Simpsons sets, in that they interconnect and such.

Could be a great line. :)

Other Toy Lines / Re: Scale Figures: How Important is it to You?
« on: July 25, 2003, 07:54 AM »
The only things clearanced in the line right now are the playsets...  Rightfully so, they're overpriced and even on clearance aren't selling.

I can't argue with that, and I'm even waiting them to go on further clearance here before I commit to buying the two smaller sets.

But, figures have only clearanced once (1st series, none of the rest), and that's a good sign...  Only a handful of vehicles ever saw a sale, and that was German items only generally.  

The line's staying power is surprising...  

It's not so much that I have a loyalty to 21st...  They screw up more often on "business" issues than many companies I have seen.  I'd say I'm more loyal to BBi actually because they make smarter decisions, and they're really giving 21st a run for their money (If they'd only branch out beyond modern stuff now!), but 21st's 1:18 stuff is just unbeatable in value when compared to Star Wars I think.

I don't really think of it as loyalty though.  I'm loyal to Star Wars though...  Just wish it was possible for other companies to have a crack at an action figure line for Star Wars.  That'd be something to see...  I think we'd see a vast improvement from Hasbro, out of simple necessity then.

Or they'd just say "F it" and give the line up to someone else...  The Hasbro "dedication" to the line seems shakey at best.

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« on: July 25, 2003, 07:48 AM »
Oh man...

Go to GP's site for more...  There's a thread about Comic-Con out in San Diego, and one gentleman there snapped away quite a few photos, and member "Laughinggravy" was there talking to 21st Century, and got to hold the 2.5 ton truck...  

Good reporting from the crew over at GP's site (And their respective sites as well).

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