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Here's my list...
 
1.  Padme (Apartment Scene) - gotta have the cinna-bun hairdo Padme!

2.  Beru Lars (Prequel) w/baby Luke - we didn't get them for Ep2, how about Ep3?

3.  Owen Lars (Prequel) - see Beru

4.  Padme (Jedi Temple Burning) - poor sad Padme...  :'(

5.  Bariss Offee (SA Jedi) - to go with Shaak, Luminara, and Aayla  ;)

6.  Baron Papanoidia - too goofy to pass up

7.  Padme (Funeral Dress w/Casket) - poor dead Padme  :'(

8.  Queen of Alderaan w/baby Leia - why not?

9.  Coruscant Firefighter - cool outfit, good filler for dioramas

10.  Po Nudo (Aqualish Senator) - one of the last Separatist Senators left 


Three Padmes and no Clones on my list.

Jeff

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Actually, I guess this is more of a "haves" list than a "needs" list but here goes...   ;)

edit:
List updated --->  Click HERE for current list.   :)

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Star Wars Action Figures / Re: Nataku's X-Wing Mechanics
« on: June 1, 2005, 11:24 PM »
Jeff, these guys are very cool.  I would suggest possibly doing some hand swaps too, and maybe a bit of a dry brush to make the uniforms look a bit more "used" - but as is, they are still nice.   I really dig the custom tools.  :)

 :P

Yeah, it's hard to see, but one of the 2 does have swapped hands (they are still black/gloved though - from a Biggs figure I think).

As for air-brushing, well I suck at that.  I need a bit more practice on other junk before I mess these guys up.   :-\

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Star Wars Action Figures / Re: Nataku's Custom Jedi
« on: June 1, 2005, 11:21 PM »
Time for another Jedi update...

Duro Jedi Master:
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Duros Head/Hands
Ep1 Mace Body
Custom Saber

I like the way he turned out - nice OT nod in my Geonosis Arena.  His saber is made from a Cantina Band instrument chunk.

Human Jedi Knight:
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Titan AE Head
Ep1 Jedi Duel Quigon Torso
Duros lower legs/boots (for the ankle holster)

A bit more modifications and painting on this guy.  I like to mix up the easy easy chop-n-swap customs with more intricate jobs.  I did a bit of work on the Qui-Gon body before I used it, but I really like the way he turned out as well!

Jeff

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Star Wars Action Figures / Re: Nataku's X-Wing Mechanics
« on: June 1, 2005, 11:00 PM »
Took a while for me to come back to these guys, but here is the rest of the Rebel X-Wing Mechanic Staff...

Nikto Rebel Ground Crew:
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Nikto Jedi Head
Djas Puhr Body
custom made tools - grease gun, blowtorch, scanner

Human Rebel Ground Crew:
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Big Builder" Head
Djas Puhr Body
custom made tools - screwdriver, pliers, and two energy cutters (not shown)

I use the gun holsters as a tool belt, and did some very minor re-painting on the bodies.  Nothing like fleshing out my Rebel Hangar scene with a few techs.    :)

Jeff

ps
Note the vastly improved photo skills since last August.  ;)

Maybe I should re-take shots of the X-Wing dude at the start of the thread now that I can actually use the focus correctly?  :P

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS - Deluxe Figures
« on: June 1, 2005, 10:43 PM »
What the story on the retooled gun on the Spider Droid? Is there a pic somewhere with a comparison?

Ask and ye shall receive... that's the service of JD.   ;)





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Newbies / Re: JediAmy checking in..............
« on: June 1, 2005, 10:22 PM »
Welcome!

Glad you finally stopped on by these parts!  Always nice to have another great trader on board!

:)

Jeff (Nataku)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny
« on: June 1, 2005, 04:42 PM »
I know people who have taken ALL the pennies in the TaP/LaP bin, but I think the most I ever snaked from there was like $0.08 so I didn't have to break a $20 bill...

I agree, maybe it's just MN ideology, but that little TaP/LaP bin = FREE MONEY.  Maybe it's in poor form to take more than 1-3 pennies, but there is no law against it.

I guess it's kinda like that whole Army Builder issue - how much can you take before you are being inconsiderate?  The world may never know...    :-\

Jeff

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« on: June 1, 2005, 04:29 PM »
Personally, I wish they had just called this figure "Ultimate Darth Vader" and made the figure so g-d articulated and detailed there wouldn't or couldn't ever possibly be a better incarnation of the Dark Lord.

That woulda been nice... as would the WHOLE Meditation Chamber, not just half with a lame cover.

Jeff

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I checked it out earlier before the GG crap and it came up "This product is currently unavailable".

Knowing my luck, it will come on when I go to bed soon.

If it does come up, can someone get me one please (2 would be great). I know I'm going to miss it.  :-\

This pre-order is just for SDCC pick-up right?

I was under the impression that this was all this was, a way for you to stand in the "Pre-Order" line instead of they "buying line" (although the lines will probably be equally long  ::)).

No use pre-ordering if you don't plan to be there to get your order...

"Fans who pre-order this figure must pick it up at the Star Wars Pavilion at Comic-Con, which is in the front row of the exhibit hall near Lobby D. Orders for figures that are not picked up will be cancelled and refunded. No holographic Leia figures ordered for pick-up at Comic-Con will be shipped. "

Sounds like you can't even place a pre-order for a buddy to pick up with all the "photo ID required" talk.

I guess I'll just wait until after SDCC to see if someone can help me land this exclusive...

Jeff

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Other Toy Lines / Re: 2005: What Are You Collecting?
« on: June 1, 2005, 02:14 PM »
Well, looking back on my January plan...

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Star Wars
With RotS, I'll stick to my basics.  2 of each of the NEW basic figures (1 to open, 1 to keep carded), 1 of each of the recards/repaints (to keep carded), 1 of each of the NEW deluxe/ultra type figures, NEW vehicles, NEW box sets, etc.  I don't buy repack vehicles (usually).  The only thing I keep packaged is one of every basic figure carded.  Everything else gets opened.  I'll also probably continue to pick up some of the Galactic Hero 2-packs to stash away.

No Unleashed, no Master Replica props, no Gentle Giant busts or Bust-Ups, no Code 3 vehicles, no 12" stuff, no Sideshow Satues, no Attakus statues, no Kotobukaiya statues/models, no Die Cast vehicles, no Micro-Machine vehicles, no Action Fleet vehicles, no Jedi Force figures, no SW board games, no Wookiee super-soakers, no more WotC minatures, no Hallmark ornaments, no posters, no replica helmets, no Attacktix figures, no SW plush "buddies", etc etc etc.


I seem to have stuck to this plan quite well.  I've managed to stay away from the non-3.75" stuff with one exception (C3 GG Mini-Bust).  I'm happy with the RotS stuff I've picked up so far, so I guess I'll keep on with the old plan.   ;)


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Kubricks
I'll pick up any new Sesame Street, Muppets, Batman (villians and major characters such as Gordon, Alfred or NW), and of course Star Wars.  Probably try to track down my first box set (Early Bird, Speeder Bike, or TRU 5-pack).  Maybe branch out into some of the other lines too if I happen across any I like.  :)

Again, pretty much stayed the path.  I picked up all the box sets I was missing (EB Kit, TRU 5pk, Speederbike, Max Rebo), so I guess actually I've been a bit more aggressive on these than I was planning... it's no joke they really ARE more addictive than crack.   :-\


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DC Direct
I'll pick up some of the Green Lantern Wave planned for March to add to my Green Lantern shelf.  Will also pick up any new Pocket Hero sets that they announce (but I think this line is dead :().

Hmmm... I ended up NOT buying the GL wave of DCD figures.  No new Pocket Hero sets are planned either, so I think I'm done with DCD unless something really cool pops up.   :)


And that's about it.  Nothing else on my radar right now.  Not really interested in any movie lines this summer or fall and I've managed to stay away from the other tempting lines (Marvel Legends, LotR, etc).  I guess it's just Hasbro 3.75" Star Wars and selected Kubrick lines for me.   ;)

Jeff

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Conventions / Re: CONvergence 2005, Bloomington MN, July 1 -3
« on: June 1, 2005, 11:34 AM »
http://www.convergence-con.org

I'm tentatively planning to go.

I will be out of town camping/fishing, so I think I'll miss this one again.

 :(

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Because of the Holiday Weekend and the e-mail glitches we experienced, we've extended the Holo Yoda Give Away contest for a few more days. 

The new ending date is tomorrow - Thursday, June 2nd.

At this point, we do not think that we lost any entries at the holoyoda@jedidefender.com e-mail address.  However, if you sent in an entry over the weekend, please send a PM to either JediMAC or myself and we will double-check that your entry was recieved. 

Thanks and Good Luck to those who entered!

Jeff

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NBA 2004/05
« on: May 31, 2005, 10:27 PM »
Anybody still watching this stuff, or do you guys just all tune out when your teams are toast...?

Yes, when it comes to the NBA (this year especially) I'm a total "tune out" when my team is elimnated. 

I'll usually come back for Game 1-2 of the NBA Finals.  I will then stick around for the remainder of the NBA Finals if it isn't a complete blow-out after 2 games...

I just don't like the NBA enough to stick with it until the end, the NBA Playoffs are TOO LONG.  I liked it better when it was best of 5 to start...

Jeff

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: VOTC and OTC Returns in 2006!
« on: May 31, 2005, 02:17 PM »
Hmmm...

I LOVE this idea, my wallet however doesn't.   :-\

If they can promise us they will slow down, then that is cool.  If they start releasing the vOTC-2 at the same rate as RotS (60+ figures in 6 months), I'll go crazy.

If they can break it down to 4-6 new figures once every other month, then I'm OK with it (even at $10 a figure w/ the fancy clamshell).

Jeff

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