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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: July 7, 2004, 12:04 PM »

Stop switching case-packs around you monkeys!

I'm starting to think I whould cancel my pre-orders for wave 1 and do the same ...


Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: July 7, 2004, 11:34 AM »
Don't know if everyone saw this or not yet so...

vOTC Wave 3 up for Pre-Order at EE

Search for Fett wave 3 to find it...

2x Fett
2x Stormie
1x Chewie
1x R2-D2
1x Lando
1x Vader


A case pack that doesn't automatically suck?  2x Stormie, the army-builder!  Yes!  I just got done placing my pre-order!


but I really don't need anything at retail so I may not :P

I don't need anything at retail either since I'm expecting my cases on Friday too, but that sure as heck never stopped me before!  




Back from the lake to discover the OTC is hitting retail!  

Even saw a few reports that the OTC is in Wisconsin!  Guess I better hit Wal-Mart and K-Mart over lunch today...

(good 4th of July fishing, by the way, despite the 50oF weather >:()

[runs to Tydirium's house]

"Ooh, OTC."


[runs home]


So, "HandStand" posed Dagobah Luke was wave 9 (aka 7.25).  Check.  Thanks for that info!  

And, on the frayed cards bit, that kind of explains why most of the AFA graded uncirculated figures from Cloud City only had a 80-85 rating.  Gonna be hard to find in uber condition then, eh?


The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Tarkin
« on: July 2, 2004, 03:29 PM »

Are you sure that's not a "Staff Guy Only" feature?

The rest of us lowly guys might not be able to do it...
(as in I don't see that "attach" bar either).


It's almost as if, slowly but surely, all the things that kill a toy line are creeping into SW:

- Rotating/changing case packs
- Running variants (Hoth Han, J'Quille/Tanus, Unleashed Clone)
- uneven distribution (was fixed for PotJ, but now it's back)
- gotta catch em all attitude (numbering system)
- repacks and repaints (a la Batman and Toy Biz)
- short production runs (anyone seen the Endor wave warming the pegs? Nope.)

How much longer before they start adding "Chase" figures to the cases?  Watch for the exclusive Red-Stripe Clone Trooper, packed in every 10th case!   >:(

All of the above items kill collector interest.  Declining interest = lower sales, which in turn causes drop of retailer support, which in turn kills a line.

Sliding downhill fast...  Just more evidence to support the case of us "The Line will die by 2006" crazies I guess.  



Looks like my wave 10 and wave 8 are in-stock at EE.

Some lucky people who got in early enough got wave 9 headed their way too...



Wave ten is in stock at EE, yet has a different case-mix then when I first ordered it!

I ordered when the case pack said:
1x OTC-02 Yoda
1x OTC-04 R2-D2
1x OTC-06 Luke Skywalker
1x OTC-12 R2-D2
1x OTC-17 Wicket
2x OTC-21 TIE Fighter Pilot
2x OTC-22 Greedo
2x OTC-26 Luke Skywalker
1x OTC-01 Luke Skywalker

NOW, wave 10 has been updated as:
2x IG-88 (OTC #27),
2x Bossk (OTC #28)
1x R2-D2 (OTC #12),
1x TIE Fighter Pilot (OTC #21),
2x Luke Skywalker - Bespin Outfit (OTC #26),
1x Luke Skywalker - Dagobah (OTC #1),
1x Luke Skywalker - Jedi (OTC #6),
1x Yoda - Dagobah (OTC #2),
1x R2-D2 - Dagobah Swamp (OTC #4),

So, now I've got IG-88 and Bossk re-packs, instead of Greedo, Wicket, and a TIE pilot!

Stop messing with the case packs Hasbro!!!


Power of the Force 2 / Re: eToys has Old Crap
« on: July 1, 2004, 05:43 PM »
they are listed as being offered by:
Unitrade Marketing Group, Inc

"UNITRADE MARKETING GROUP INC - Distributor of Brand Name Closeouts --
Toys, Games, Housewares and General Merchandise"

Must have found some leftover stuff in the warehouses I guess...



JD Sports Forum! / Re: GI Joe and Baseball
« on: July 1, 2004, 05:06 PM »
Only 5000 of these things, and ONLY being given to kids 13 and freakin Minnesota.

Let's imagine for a moment that this was a R2-droid carded OTC figure with the twins colors.

Tell me that we wouldn't all be crapping our pants right now in anger.


ME...I'd be camping out at the Metrodome :-*

I'd be right there with ya Scott, with my new digital camera in tow so that we could take pics and rub it in to the rest of JD! ;)


The Original Trilogy / Re: Jedi in the Cantina
« on: July 1, 2004, 04:49 PM »
I think after seeing him chop someone's arm off, they all decided it was in their best interet to keep out of it.  :)

That. or if they did have a comment to make, they decided to keep it to themselves since the cantina is a "wretched hive of scum and villainy" after all and loose lips sink ships and potential payouts.  

I doubt any of the denizens of the Cantina were really going to get involved, except for that Kubaz spy that eventually ratted them out to the Imps.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: July 1, 2004, 03:56 PM »
Here's what I've got with me at work today:


"And it burns burns burns... that ring of fire."


Garcia was shaky at best against the Twins, but the ChiSox got the job done...

At least we play KC soon so maybe the Twins can rebound a bit.

Anyone heard any good trade rumors lately?

I'd hate to think we're done already, but it sounds like Boston, NYC, and Cali are not planning on dealing, while Oakland and Chicago are all done.


JD Sports Forum! / Re: GI Joe and Baseball
« on: July 1, 2004, 03:44 PM »
...considering Nataku and Mikey D both bashed them (“but all the crazies have come out of the wood…” “crazy ass, ******* whack job ass holes”) before I did, and you singled me out is… puzzling.

I use the term "crazies" lovingly to describe any group of people who are so passionate about an item or an issue/cause that they have become crazed (to make insane or as if insane, cracked) by it.

The liberal crazies (like Kerry or KBZ ;)) are at it again...
The conservative crazies (like Bush or Dressel Rebel ;)) are at it again...
The Star Wars crazies are complaining about Hasbro again :)

Just a term I like to use, and believe me, I use it often referring to just about every group.  No harm meant by the use of "crazies", so I'm sorry if any of you JediDefender crazies are/were offended.   :-*


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