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Revenge of the Sith / Re: What Hasbro really wants to do...
« on: April 25, 2005, 03:08 PM »
So for those who went to C3, can you give any feedback on the unproduced toys?  You could not make out squat on any of the pics shown.  And as far as the proto Death Star Playset.  I realize it was only a drawing? but what could be made out on the layout?  

Nothing of the sort was said about the Death Star being in development, and there were no images whatsoever.  

I think he was talking about the pictures Vic Wertz had at the Collector Panel about unproduced toys.  At that Panel they DID have a drawing/plan shown for a DS playset that was planned around 97.

Both JesseJames and I were at that panel, and some of the toys they showed were great!  Specifically on that DS Playset though, it was basically a 3ft diameter round ball  It opened into 2 halves and inside each of the halves were removable "environments" that could be taken out and played with separately (like removable shelves).  There was a Trash Compactor shelf, a DS Detention Shelf, a Falcon Hangar shelf and more.

You could use it as a HUGE diorama, one big playset, or several smaller playsets.  So, you basically had a 3ft tall "Death Star" for your X-Wings to fly around OR a kick-ass diorama or a super-fun toy for kids.  It was verycool, just waaaaaaaay too expensive to ever get made.  It was targeted at a $250 price point!  :o  No wonder it never got made.... no retailer thought they could sell it.  :(

Revenge of the Sith / Re: "Evolutions" assortment...
« on: April 25, 2005, 02:51 PM »
It looks like SirSteve's Guide has pics of a packaged sample of the Anakin to Vader Evolutions set.  You can view them HERE, and scroll through the pics to see a few more shots.


We got pictures HERE at JD too ya know!  ;)

Celebration III: Indianapolis / Re: Everyone Get Home Safe?
« on: April 25, 2005, 02:04 PM »
I got home last night and crashed...

My flight landed at 6:30pm after a small delay.  I left the airport, grabbed some food on the way home, and was in bed by 8pm.

I woke up at 8am for work today.   ;)  12 hours of sleep, not counting the 1.5 hour nap on the plane, and BOY could I use it.

I had a grand total of 18 hours of sleep over the 4 nights of Celebration 3 (Wed-thurs-Fri-Sat) and some of the other guys got even LESS.  Now that's a party worth attending.


In the shameful proud tradition of JD and Hooters...

Group #1 (Wednesday Night)

From Left to Right):

Jesse #1 [JesseJames] - red/white shirt
Jeff [Nataku] - orange/blue shirt
Jared [Tydirium] - hiding behind Jeff
Adam [BigDumbWookiee] - tan shirt
Mr. jadesfire - hiding behind BDW
Beth [jadesfire]
Matt [JediMAC] - always near the girls
Brent [Morgbug] - hoarding the yellow bag o'treats
Jamie [jjks] - now with White Hat!
Chris Berry - standing next to Jamie (YEP, that's Chris)!
Ms. JesseVader08 -sitting in front of CB
Jesse #2 [JesseVader08] - standing near his lady
Jason [HoloElvis] - the head above Jesse #2's head
and last (and least  :P), Dale [DSJ]

Then, we got this shot of Matt and his best pal Shannon (Princess):

Group #2 (Friday Night, after Smokey Joe's):

From Left to Right):

Brian [soggybottomboy] - standing
Brent [Morgbug] - with fancy Canadian mustache
Dave [jokabofe]
Jeff [Nataku]
Ed [Landothescoundrel] - making sure his gal is cool with him being soooo close to Hooter's gal #1
Hooters Gal #1
Chris Berry - one can only imagine how many ways we've warped him after this trip.  ;)
Hooter's Gal #2
Matt [JediMAC] - distracted by Hooter's gal #2
Shannon [Princess] - wearing her shirt again for Matt
Apokolips - GH dude slumming with the JD crew.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Met any other SW forum members?
« on: April 25, 2005, 01:40 PM »
We've met?

Wow, what else happened these past four days I dont remember?

Well, I was at Hooter's on Wednesday night... how many of those Guiness did you have?   :P

You'll laugh when you see the picture...


Celebration 3 Vader - In Stock

It says limit 4 on one part, and limit 2 on another part of the text.

Why the hell did I bust my ass bringing these back for people?   >:(

On one hand it's cool for those that missed it, on the other hand it sucks ass because I wasted 5 hours of my life getting my figures before they started spreading the word you could buy them later.   ::)

At least I know mine are minty-mint and I con't have to worry that they will come all mangled...


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Princess, Please read...
« on: April 25, 2005, 01:04 PM »
I believe there is a picture of Matt and myself in that shirt somewhere.... where could it be????

Ask and ye shall receive:

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Met any other SW forum members?
« on: April 25, 2005, 01:02 PM »
Time to update my list... new people in bold.   :)

OCB (Scott)
Valin Kenobi
Bob Dylan SW Fan
Chris Berry
Tennessee Daniel
jadesfire and "friend" (Husband?  :-\)
JesseVader08 and Cara (sp?)
Jesse James
Mike Sullenger
Adam Pawlus
Frank / NiubNiub
Kneel Before Zod
SirSteve Comenzo
Dan Curto
Philip Wise
Mark Hurray
Mr. Kris
Darth Broem
Darth Kenobi
Isaac Lew
Tom Derby
Oscar Didier

They are mostly in the order that I met them, I think.   :-\
And, like everyone else, I met Sooooooo many new people, please don't be offended if I for got ya.   ;)


The Vintage Collection / Re: Tonnika Sisters coming?
« on: April 25, 2005, 12:42 PM »
Hasbro also hinted to me a confirmation of this when I spoke with their team leader on Saturday. Though, during the Q & A they avoided the question entirely.

Yeah, during the QnA, they just went with "No Comment".

Buuuut, in private at the booth they sure did a LOT of hinting that the Tonnkia Twins may have something to do with the upcoming Distillery and U-Shaped bar pieces...  ;)


I think they set up the packaging so that the back side to chnage the battery can be opened.

Yes, the part that holds the battery DOES stick out through the back of the car so that you can remove the battery without damaging the product.

I think you can thank Steve Sansweet for that - it's the kind of tiny details that gets corrected for when you have an uber-collector helping you design the toy!


Revenge of the Sith / Re: What Hasbro really wants to do...
« on: April 25, 2005, 12:37 PM »
Like everything Hasbro says, you have to take it with a grain of salt.

You can take this 2 ways -

#1. This answer is more Hasbro BS.  On some of the answers (like the AT-TE and the Death Star questions) you definately got the impression that Hasbro was passing the buck - "Gee fans, we here at Hasbro would LOVE to give you a DS playset or an AT-TE, but the big bad retailers won't carry it.  Sorry, but it's not our fault, it's the retailers."  ::)


#2.  For some things (the U-shaped part of the bar and Cloud Car), you definately got the impression that they are both just sitting someplace finished, waiting for someone to pick it up and it really IS the retailers fault we don't have it yet. 

There were a LOT of hints and verbal cues that are hard to capture in writing for QnA sessions and it causes a lot of confusion.  They give you the SAME answer for a lot of things, but that same answer doesn't always mean the same thing if you get what I'm saying.


Revenge of the Sith / Re: "Evolutions" assortment...
« on: April 25, 2005, 12:29 PM »
"5 helmets for 3 different clones!" Um...what does that mean?

I believe Jeff said there were multiple helmets packed in to the figure box ala the AT-TE Gunner Figure


You can see them barely in my crappy Hasbro QnA picture:

The Ep2 Yellow Clone comes with a regular helmet and a pilot helmet.
The Ep3 Clone Commander comes with a regular helmet and the AT-TE Gunner attachment.
The Sandtrooper just comes with his helmet.

At first, Hasbro was saying that the Sandtrooper WOULD have a removable helmet, but then later in the day they were saying he WOULDN'T have one.    :-\

So, I guess really it's only 4 helmets for the 2 clones if the Sandtrooper is not slated for a removable helmet. 


Revenge of the Sith / Re: Hasbro to Offer Direct Sales?
« on: April 24, 2005, 12:36 AM »
A Hasbro Direct sales store for SW is DEFINATELY coming...

details soon.


Well that's just great news, I could've gotten it online and wouldn't have to make Vator wait in line. ::)

JediMAC, or anyone else in line, was it REALLY that long, or are we overexagerating a bit?

I waited in line for 5 hours on Thursday for Vader, Jared and a few others had a 9 hour wait.  The average wait time for the C3 Vader has been around 6 hours.   >:(

According to the RS Q&A posting the following is TRUE!!!!

The Darth Vader Celebration III figure will be available online after the show

As for on-line sales, be careful - Hasbro said they will try to do it, but it would be VERY limited quantity and there would be no guarantee on condition of the figures.  I think RS may have been reading into the comment a bit too much...  :(


Revenge of the Sith / Re: "Evolutions" assortment...
« on: April 24, 2005, 12:12 AM »
Jeff just called me, these I guess are AMAZING

Super Articulated galore! "Even Jesse James was happy"

I guess they include Super Articulated Maul, Clone Troopers, a New Sandtrooper, Anakin Episode II and III, Dooku, Emperor

Jeff was absolutely GUSHING

Indeed they are amazing...

Ball joints all over the place and 5 helmets for 3 different clones!

The Sandtrooper is a step above and beyond the vOTC Stormtrooper.

Amazing! :)


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