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Gentle Giant / Re: Gentle Giant Busts
« on: March 17, 2005, 02:14 PM »
No pics from anyone?

How's this for starters:

Gentle Giant C3 Exclusive:



ANH Han Solo:

 

This may be the first GG bust I actually buy (if I'm lucky enough to pick one up while I'm at C3 that is  :-\).

Jeff

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I'll stand in line for the GG Sandtrooper with ya... or at least pick up a lottery ticket (since that seems to be the way they do things at GG, right?).

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: March 17, 2005, 10:39 AM »


"On a warm summers evening
on a train bound for nowhere
I met up with the Gambler
we were both too tired to sleep
so we took turns a-starin'
out the window at the darkness
'til boredom overtook us
and he began to speak..."

I gotta go get me some fried chicken... :P

Jeff

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Kubricks / Series 4
« on: March 17, 2005, 12:29 AM »
I guess I'll see what I think of the 3 Kubricks I bought from Jeff once they get here before I decide how far I'm willing to go with this...

If you like them, you're more than welcome to buy into my Master Case, Jess!

Drop me a PM and I can give ya the details if you're interested...

Jeff

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Kubricks / Series 4
« on: March 16, 2005, 11:43 PM »
Jim/Jeff/Wuss-Boy/Brent are welcome to extras if they want them but I understand if you want your own as well

Thanks for the offer, but I think I'm going to grab my own Master Case this time too...

Jeff

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: 2005 Red Metallic Darth Vader @ Target
« on: March 16, 2005, 12:01 PM »
This kind of tactics makes me so angry! I'm tempted to only go to Target for the Vader and immediately leave to head to another store.

Ya know, that would be kinda funny if everyone did that... just grab the Vader then bolt.

Target would make a bunch of $$$ off Vader and that's it, they'd still be swimming in Apr 2nd figures come June.  The whole thing would back-fire on them and I for sure wouldn't mind.   :P

Jeff

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Holy Mother of ROTS!
« on: March 16, 2005, 11:35 AM »
I thought the Small Vehicles were just:
Barc Speeder
Boga
AT-RT

What's the fourth? Have we seen any pics of it or is it just on a list?

It's this one:

Cancell w/Yoda


Most reports all agree that the BARC Speeder and Boga w/Obi-Wan will be available April 2nd (wave 1). 

Then, it gets more complicated.  Some reports say the Cancell w/Yoda is in the cases with the AT-RT, others say it will come later by itself in wave 3.  I don't know if anyone is too sure yet when it is coming out...

Jeff

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Holo Yoda?
« on: March 16, 2005, 10:29 AM »
There was a press release for the TRU Times Square store in NYC that said it was a "Buy $35, get one free" deal, but we haven't see any other confirmations of that at other stores just yet...

Jeff

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Holy Mother of ROTS!
« on: March 15, 2005, 05:11 PM »
Yeah CHEWIE, but that's what sucks.

If they could just pace themselves and listen to collectors, they could keep this line going for years, but instead they've decided not to go out with a bang, it's going out with an atomic expolsion of goods that will kill this line.

Nothing I have seen from RotS gives me ANY hope that this line will make it past summer/fall 2006...  :'(

Jeff

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Heck, do it up right and get yourself the Star Wars Space Battle Waterslide too...



 :P

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Holy Mother of ROTS!
« on: March 15, 2005, 04:33 PM »
Gah...

I have come to the much too obvious conclusion that there is FAR too much stuff coming out for Episode 3.

I know we've talked about it before in different places, but it really is starting to be SOOOOO much toys that it is becoming overwhelming.   :-\

In April/May we're getting
at LEAST 41 basic figures, as many as 45 ($6 each)
at LEAST 4 deluxe figures, as many as 7 ($10 each)
at LEAST 2 small small vehicles, as many as 4 ($10 each)
at LEAST 4 Mid size ships ($20 each)
at LEAST 2 Large ships ($30 each)
at LEAST 2 Battle Arenas, as many as 3 ($20 each)
at LEAST 1 playset ($30 each)

and that's JUST the Hasbro 3.75" stuff.  If you were to buy 1 of everything, you could end up spending $610 plus tax.  And that's if you only buy 1 of everything, not counting army builders or extras for a carded/loose collector.

If you start to add in the other Hasbro stuff:
at LEAST 37 Attacktix figures
at LEAST 3 Unleashed
at LEAST 6 GH 2-packs
at LEAST 3 12" figures
Lightsabers
etc etc etc

Plus the candy, the Gentle Giant stuff, Master Replicas stuff, etc etc.

I remember a GLUT of crap for episode 1, but at least it was spaced out over the whole summer.  It's just FAR too much stuff in my opinion.  At least FAR too much, FAR too fast.   :-\

It's almost starting to anger me how much stuff I'm going to have to pick up thanks to my OCD, THEN on top of it all, you have to figure out how to get all the TRU/Target/Wal-Mart exclusive figures and exclusive crap...  >:(

I'm supposed to be "enjoying" collecting all this crap, but this "TRU at midnight, Wal-Mart at 6am, Target at 8am to get exclusive figure" crap that is shaping up is starting to really really bug me...

It might just be this "joyous" time of Episde 3 that finally kills my OCD collecting once and for all.  If it breaks my OCD I've enjoyed for the last 10 years, well then "Thanks" in advance to all the Target and TRU marketing jerks out there who thought up the "each store gets an ultra-limited figure" crap.   >:(

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A thread about concerts.
« on: March 15, 2005, 11:46 AM »
Went to my first concert of 2005 last night...

Motley Crue

Through a wierd chain of events, my dad won two free tickets to the show off the radio, so since we were both free, we decided to check it out.

Seats weren't great - center stage, but way up at the top of the Target Center (sect 201, row R), but for free you can't really complain.

The show was actually pretty good (I had low expectations - 4 has-been rockers on a reunion tour).  They kept the new stuff to a minimun, playing 1 set of stuff that was pre-1985, then an intermission, then a second set with post-1985 stuff.

I heard lotsa classics - Girls, Girls, Girls; Too Fast for Love; Dr. Feelgood; Kick Start My Heart; Shout at the Devil; etc.

Overall, a pretty good show..

Jeff


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Revenge of the Sith / Re: More Target Exclusives?
« on: March 15, 2005, 10:42 AM »
Well, these we alreay knew about...
087-06-1262 - Micro Vehicles
087-06-0311 - Collector Edition Darth Vader with Laval Reflection Figure


As for these...

087-06-0937 - Figures with Cups

This is the same DPCI that the Saga Figure with Cups had.   :-\  I don't know if this means we'll finally see the cancelled Wave 2 - Han, Yoda, Boba Fett or will it just be left-overs from the Saga stuff?


087-06-1489 - Collector Edition Stormtrooper/SW Articulated Super Clone Trooper
087-06-1490 - 5-pack Collector Cases

I haven't heard anything other than rumors at this point abotu the other two items.  Nice to see that DPCI #s have turned up, that kind of helps to confirm the rumors that they are coming.

Have to go digging to the Target contacts and see what I can find...

Jeff

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS Product Leaks: Already?
« on: March 15, 2005, 09:56 AM »
I can finally join in the "leaked figure" party...

I scored #7 R2-D2, #25 Tarfful, and #26 Yoda at a Wal-Mart yesterday, they were left-overs from stuff put out over the weekend.

Only $5.24 each plus tax, very nice price!

 :)



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