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Geez.  :-[

Haven't had much time for reading lately, but in the last week or so I started making a little time each night to plug away...

Up to page 801 in book 3, A Storm of Swords.

Definately more plot movement than the second book, and yet for each small bit of plot resolution we learn a bit more and more... seems like something much bigger is brewing and it isn't as simple as Fire = Lannister, Ice = Winterfell.

Good thing I stopped attaching myself to any major characters after the first book, as G.R.R.Martin has a fondness for offing anyone and everyone as he sees fit...  :'(

Jeff


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Jocasta's Reading Room / SW - Labyrinth of Evil (Ep3 Precursor)
« on: March 7, 2005, 03:59 PM »
Anyone started reading this one yet?

I don't normally enjoy the made-up EU stuff, but I do tend to enjoy the filler "prequel" books they've done.  I liked the "Approaching Storm" which explained the events leading up to Episode 2, and I really liked the "Cloak of Deception", the Episode 1 prequel book.  Both did a great job of dropping you off at the starting point of the films.

Anyway, I had a chance to page through the book at B-n-N this weekend, and it loooked pretty good.  I have really enjoyed other SW books that Luceno has done (The NJO Agents of Chaos Duology as well as the aforementioned Cloak of Deception) and after previewing it in the store, I'm definately picking this one up. 

I couldn't bring myself to pay full price for a hard cover, so I passed on it at the store and just ordered it from Amazon.com today (can't beat 35% off cover price and free shipping since I picked up a few other books  ;)).

Anyone else considering reading this book?

Jeff

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS Product Leaks: Already?
« on: March 7, 2005, 03:47 PM »
Looks like Mark at RS was able to find a bunch of figures at Target today...inlcuding the Red Royal Guard

Oooh... it'll be nice to finally get pictures of this figure since we first heard about it back in January.  I hope that he's as nice as the blue version, especially the under-armor - I can finally get off my butt and do a Kir Kanos custom!   :)

Jeff

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Obi-Wan's Starfighter
« on: March 7, 2005, 12:46 PM »
Yeah, the plug-in droid on Obi-Wan's ship has a different colored head (more purple than the preview droid) and he has a different color sticker than the R2-D2 sticker from Anakin's ship.

I had the two ships sitting side-by-side last night, and I almost prefer the dark tones of Obi-Wan's ship to Anakin's yellow.  The dark greys on it bring the ship one step closer to TIE Fighter, much more so thatn the yellow.

Jeff

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For those interested in the 12" Figures, here are the Target DPCI Numbers for the first batches of 12" figures...

RotS 12” Basic Figures:
087-06-1350

RotS 12” Deluxe Vader/Anakin:
087-06-1353

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Other Collectibles / Re: Attacktix
« on: March 7, 2005, 12:26 PM »
For those that may actually be interested in these, here are the Target DPCI Numbers for the AttackTix Stuff:

AttackTix Starter Kit:
087-06-1121

AttackTix Battle Masters:
087-06-1122

AttackTix Battle Figures:
087-06-1123

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Assault Vehicle Assortment
« on: March 7, 2005, 11:56 AM »
Target and its employees are slaves to the DPCI numbers - if there is a shelf tag/peg tag that has a number/bar code and that space is empty AND the computer says they have more of that item in, they will restock the peg/shelf.

...

This is why Target is leaking these items at stores all over the country -- because their inventory systems are telling them to restock the shelves.

I'm pretty sure the Collection 1 figures have the same DPCI number as the preview wave, so as soon as the Preview Wave sale/discounts end, don't be surprised to see those figures start to leak out early too.


Yeah, I agree.  Since Target did not give the Vehicles and GH 2-packs a new DPCI number, I'm sure most places just re-stocked the stuff when they had it.  Most of the other new stuff for RotS has a new DPCI number.  So, when the Target stockers scanned the shelf, it popped up stock was in the back and they put it out I guess.

Seems awfully strange though that it happened ALL OVER the country in the span of 1 weekend.  I wonder if it was a Target wide test of the April 2nd date?  Leak a whole bunch of stuff and then see what happens?   :-\

Jeff

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Obi-Wan's Starfighter
« on: March 7, 2005, 11:50 AM »
With a bunch of people finding this vehicle this weekend, I thought I'd better bump this thread so people have a place to post pictures and pick up the discussion...

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Greivous Wheelbike
« on: March 7, 2005, 11:50 AM »
With a bunch of people finding this vehicle this weekend, I thought I'd better bump this thread so people have a place to post pictures and pick up the discussion...


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Revenge of the Sith / Droid Tri-Fighter
« on: March 7, 2005, 11:49 AM »
With a bunch of people finding this wave of vehicles this weekend, I thought we better start up a thread for this vehicle too...

I managed to find this one this weekend and I love the design.  I like the little buzz droids too, should be cool to see them in action in the movie!

Jeff

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Assault Vehicle Assortment
« on: March 7, 2005, 11:46 AM »
I apologize if there is a duplicate thread already dedicated to these vehicles... I didn't see one, but admittedly, I didn't look very hard either...

A few people (myself included) have mentioned finding these this past weekend in the Basic Figure Leak: Already, so I guess we should make that one more for all early leak reports...

As for the rest, I think there are already topics started for Grievous' Wheel Bike and Obi-Wan's Starfighter and now the Droid Tr-Fighter, so feel free to post pictures of your loot there!   :)

Jeff

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Basic Figure Leak: Already?
« on: March 7, 2005, 09:16 AM »
Didn't mention it in heer yet, but I too was one of the lucky ones. 

A shopping trip to Target this weekend yeilded me the 3 new RotS Vehicles (Obi-Wan's ship, Wheel Bike, Droid TRI-Fighter) as well as the 3 new RotS based GH 2-packs!

 ;D

Very cool to find some stuff before the "big day" in April...

Jeff

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I was pissed to see Joe Nathan scooped up, I was planning on getting both Twins named Joe >:(

Well, don't take Joe Mays in protest.  Better stay away from that "Joe".

 :P

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: iPod-racing
« on: March 3, 2005, 05:01 PM »



Episode 3 iPod Case at SWShop.com

Anyone going to pick up this little item for their iPod?

For $30, I think I'll pass.  Besides, I like my black cushioned sport case a bit better anyway.  ;)

Jeff


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Other Collectibles / Re: Exclusive Republic Commando Maquette
« on: March 3, 2005, 04:38 PM »
They do plan to paint these before they release them, right? :-\

Kevin

From the site:

"NOTE: Images shown are 3-D rendered models of the maquette. The final product is subject to change."

Doesn't sound like it will be painted, but rather it will be finished with a weathered "bronze" look.

Jeff

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