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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NBA Offseason
« on: July 22, 2004, 03:28 PM »
This ought to help the defending Champs hang at the top of the NBA next year...

'Sheed back to Pistons for 5 years, $57M

Jeff

9077
Original Trilogy Collection / Re: No! I changed my mind!
« on: July 22, 2004, 03:23 PM »
I see your points, but to me, even negligible savings are savings in Hasbro's book (six sigma and all that).  I think that is why we keep getting FF Leia instead of mixing in a CT Leia once in a while.

However, you are right, eventually EVERYONE is going to have Cantina Han, so it would be in their best interested to mix in a few vOTC figures... but just because something makes sense, doen't mean they will do it :P

Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: July 22, 2004, 03:06 PM »
Oooh.  I'd love more of these vOTC styled figures!

A PotF wave!
Carbonite Han Solo
Stormtrooper Luke
Emperor
Endor Leia

An all new Star Wars wave! (Non-vintage figures on Vintage looking cards):
Grand Moff Tarkin
Cantina Band Member
Owen Lars
Wedge

An all new Ep1 "vintage" wave (cards look like SW cards, but with Ep1):
Darth Maul
Qui-Gon Jinn
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Mace Windu
(no JarJar)

An all new Ep2 "vintage" wave (cards look like ESB cards, but with Ep2):
Clone Trooper
Jango
Dooku
Yoda

An all new Ep3 "vintage" wave (cards look like RoTJ cards, but with Ep3):
Anakin
Obi-Wan
Padme
Sidious

I love those vOTC figures!

Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: No! I changed my mind!
« on: July 22, 2004, 02:51 PM »
I bet, because the vOTC figures are so awesome, that we never see them again.  :(

I said it before and I'll say it again: I really think this is a one-shot deal.  That's why I'm not taking any chances and buying my second set to open now.

I would have to imagine that in the future, it will be cheaper for the Big H to crank out the 15th version of Cantina Han, PotJ Ben, Mechanic Chewie, et al instead of going back to run more of these vOTC figures.

When you think about it, the "regular" figures must be cheaper to make.  Where is the incentive for Hasbro to recard vOTC R2-D2 with all those extra accessories/parts, when they can just crank out more PotJ sculpt R2?  Same goes for almost all of the vOTC figures.  There is a cheaper alternative ready to go.

You may say, "Yeah, but they already have the molds for vOTC figures so that should keep costs down since most of the cost of a figure is in tooling."  That may be true, but it's even cheaper to use a less complicated existing mold.  There are a lot fewer parts/joints involved in Mechanic Chewie than vOTC Chewie.  Therefore, there is less cost associated with re-running a batch of Mechanic Chewie than vOTC Chewie.

So, that is why I think that Hasbro will take the easy road and keep cranking out PotJ Ben instead of ever re-releasing vOTC Ben or any of the others.  If there is one thing I've learned from OTC, it's that the future of this line in non-movie years is to cheap out as much as possible.  :(

Now, I could be wrong and eventually they will all get re-released after Ep3, but I really doubt it.

Jeff

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Newbies / Re: Hi Everyone
« on: July 22, 2004, 02:36 PM »
Welcome!

Enjoy your stay at casa JediDefender.com!

Jeff

9081
Feedback / Re: habs98's feedback
« on: July 22, 2004, 01:42 PM »
Second trade with Habs98, and another A++++ deal!

Everything went very smoothly and I got my stuff in excellent shape and in record time!

Thanks again, Brian!

Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Comic Con (former Drop Box)
« on: July 22, 2004, 10:19 AM »
Or Chewie's or R2's autograph too...

I guess the poor kid needs the money since he's such a bad actor he hasn't really worked since Ep1 :(

Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Jedi Council sets 3 & 4
« on: July 22, 2004, 09:34 AM »
I hope that the Jedi Scenes # 3/4 or 5/6 or what ever we are calling them are just mock-ups.

Kinda like how the "Cantina Set 2" they have at SDCC doesn't match the pics on the Hasbro website (different Ben).

Maybe?   :-\

Otherwise, yeah those Jedi packs blow.

Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: OTC Carry Cases?
« on: July 22, 2004, 09:27 AM »
What is this the 5th or 6th release of this figure?

Sadly... it's more like #7 for Cantina Han.

1 - CommTech carded
2 - 2003 Saga carded
3 - 2004 HoF carded
4 - 2004 OTC carded
5 - Target Figure w/Cup set (wave 2)
6 - Sam' Club OTC Falcon Pack-In
7 - C-3PO Carry Case Pack-In

And we probably haven't seen the last of him either...

:(

Jeff


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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: TRU Endor 4 Pack
« on: July 21, 2004, 10:46 PM »
Word is coming in from Comic-Con...

and word is that this set still blows.

:P

Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: We Need More Cantina Figures!
« on: July 21, 2004, 10:42 PM »
Thought I'd go ahead and post this here...



I actually like this one... kinda.

Blue Snaggletooth fits in well with the vintage line theme.  Ben = eh, but I don't mind that one.  Walrus man = ugh.

I hope that K-Mart doens't charge too much for these, but I thnk they are gonna end up around $27 :(

Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: July 21, 2004, 10:39 PM »
Hmmm...

I like them all.

No surprise there... :)

Now the trick will be getting me to stop at just TWO of those RotJ Stormtroopers.




Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / TRU Naboo 4-pack
« on: July 21, 2004, 10:36 PM »
Info coming in from Comic-Con...

Looks like this set will include a kit-bashed Kaduu w/feathery saddle, kitbashed articulated knees Tarpals, Gungan warrior with minor paint changes, PotJ Security Battle Droid in neutral color, and Naboo Royal Guard with minor paint deco changes!

I think I'll have to grab this one for the new Kaduu w/Tarpals and the army-building figures that it offers... repacks I finally agree with!

Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: OTC Millenium Falcon
« on: July 21, 2004, 10:32 PM »
This just in from Comic-Con!

The Sam's Club exclusive OTC Falcon not only includes the previously mentioned Cantina Han and Mechanic Chewie (ugh), but also includes MMC C-3PO, PotJ Ben, PotJ R2, and CT Luke!

That's 6 figures!

Too bad they are all repacks that I already have...  :-\

Guess I can pass on this one for sure and just pick up the regular version.

Jeff

9090
Original Trilogy Collection / Re: OTC Carry Cases?
« on: July 21, 2004, 10:29 PM »
This just in from Comic-Con!

C-3PO case includes Cantina Han and Mechanic Chewie!

Darth Vader carry case includes Carkoon Fett and Stormtrooper!

I wish I could be more excited, but more repacks = me no buy :(

Jeff

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