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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Why did you select your avatar?
« on: July 26, 2004, 12:05 PM »

It'd be like if someone started using my avatar.  

I'd freak.

That would suck.

:)

not Virex

9197
What the?!?   >:(

You have got to be kidding me on that Y-Wing figure pack-in!

That's the same stupid pilot that came with the TRU X-Wing, with a different helmet color!  

 ::)

Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Silver Vader Part 2!
« on: July 26, 2004, 09:40 AM »
This has been confirmed by the Official Site as a TRU exclusive...

"Another "Silver Saga 2004" figure -- Darth Vader -- will be available later this year through Toys R Us. "

I would image it will be the same deal as all the rest of the TRU Silver Figures...

Jeff

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So these cards aren't even original cards scanned and manipulated, the entire card has most likely been scratch built using pieces from the vintage cards. Most interesting....

Yep.  Hasbro admitted this during the preview of vOTC Ben:

"Without access to the original package artwork, Hasbro’s package designers had to recreate it from scratch. To help Hasbro achieve a near-exact replica, Lucasfilm dug deep into their archives to find the original, Kenner-exclusive character photographs as well as the original Luke & Leia logo.

Using these images and an actual original package, Hasbro’s designers went to work to match the package details stroke-for-stroke:"

This is why we are seeing minor variations in the pictures and the type-set used in the RotJ logo.  These are NOT exactly the same, just really, really good dupes :)

Jeff


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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: No! I changed my mind!
« on: July 24, 2004, 11:10 PM »
I think we'll see VOTC Han for cheaper someday, somehow.  I think we'll see most, if not all the VOTC released again someday, but again this all boils down to Hasbro...  Some of their decisions are so clearly perplexing to us, and cannot really be explained ANY which way, that it's just so hard to predict anymore.

I like to THINK the Stormtrooper will see a wide release...  I hope it does, really.  Like Jeff said above though...  It could just be too logical a choice for it to ACTUALLY happen, haha.  :)

:(

They may eventually get re-released, but not anytime soon...

From JediMAC's Q&A with Hasbro

What else...  They said NO WAY IN HELL will any of the 4" VOTC figures get re-released later on in the standard ($5) carded line.  I expected a negative answer to that, but not such an adamant one.  I told them that was totally unfair to deny collectors the greatest army-building figure of all-time, in the new Stormtrooper (looks GREAT).  They replied "We're not denying anyone.  The collectors can army-build all they want with that one."  Yeah.  Ok.   ::)  I reminded them that it was a $10 figure that was being placed in a line that's supposedly going to see a much more limited release than the standard OTC line.  Their reply:  Shrug.  Hmmm....  Oh well...   >:(


:(

Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Coruscant Wave
« on: July 24, 2004, 12:09 AM »
The wookie looks like he (she?) shares some parts with...

From the Official Site:

"Wookiee Senator Yarua used his position to blockade trade to Trandosha until the bodies of the 215 Wookiee passengers could be returned to Kashyyyk for proper burial."

:)

Jeff

9202
Original Trilogy Collection / Naboo Wave
« on: July 23, 2004, 11:17 PM »
Let's get this Thread started, baby!

Naboo Wave:
Rabe
Padme



:)

Mmm... Padme.

Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Coruscant Wave
« on: July 23, 2004, 11:14 PM »


Oooh.  Nice.

I like that Wookiee!

Jeff

*edit - better image added*

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Other Collectibles / Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
« on: July 23, 2004, 04:48 PM »
SDCC brings us news of MORE GH figures...

Luke (Jedi) & Gamorrean Guard 2-pack
Lando (Skiff) and Nikto (Skiff) 2-pack
Stormtroopers 2-pack
Jawa and Tusken Raider 2-pack.

GalacticHunter.com a mock-up photo up...

Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Coruscant Wave
« on: July 23, 2004, 04:45 PM »
Huh.

GalacticHunter.com has a picture (slide) from the Hasbro Show.

I like them!  Of course, I can't tell if I like them because they are good figures or I like them because they are the first new basic figures in a while!

Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Hasbro's SDCC Q&A Session
« on: July 23, 2004, 04:43 PM »
Dang they are fast... must have a wireless high-speed modem or something.

Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Hasbro's SDCC Q&A Session
« on: July 23, 2004, 04:25 PM »
Wave 1
Coruscant Wave
Sly
Yarua
Pablo


Excellent!  Bring on the pictures at Wizard World Chicago?  Maybe?


Wave 2
Naboo
Padme Celebration
Rabe


TWO Female characters in one wave?  Both based on TPM?  Both highly-requested fan choices?  Hasbro must definately be trying to make up with us old-school collectors!  (now watch, they'll each be 1per case and short shipped :()


Wave 3
Ccantina Wave
Feltipern Trevagg
Myo
Dannik Jerrico


I would have preferred Bom Vimadin or Hem Dazon instead of Dannik because I prefer ALIENS over HUMAN figures, but I can't complain about the other two choices (Felti and Myo)...


More Tidbits
No Fan Choice until 2006


Well, most of the figures on this list are all-new fan picks anyway!  And not a Han/Luke/Vader in sight so far :)


Clone Wars Animated Wave 3 (Greivous Anakin and Arc Trooper)

I didn't really need any more of these, but I guess I understand why they are doing it with more cartoons coming.


Modular Playsets are being considered but not in the immediate near future.  A Death Star Playset was considered for OTC but scrapped.

Dang.  Wonder why they dumped it?  Cost?


No Versus Packs in the near future but its a good idea
No plans for more George Lucas Figures


Eh.  One Lucas was more than enough.  No need for Jedi Luc Georgeas or anything else like that.


Action Feature WILL be making a Come Back for 2005

No surprise.  They claim kids like them and it is a big movie afer all, lotsa kids will be buying again :(

OTC packaging will be going away and reevaluated in 2006

:(

Ephant Mon was huge price loss, doesn't look good for him making a comeback

No surprise there... they haven't really got a way to do it cheaply.  They missed the chance to stick him in a TRU Jabbas set instead of those old skiff guards.

Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Hasbro's SDCC Q&A Session
« on: July 23, 2004, 04:00 PM »
Wave 3

Feltipern Trevagg
Myo
Dannik Jerrico

 :o

AWESOME.  I'll GLADLY take more Cantina dudes...
but no Hem Dazon  :'(

Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Hasbro's SDCC Q&A Session
« on: July 23, 2004, 03:58 PM »
Wave 2

Naboo

Padme Celebration
Rabe

 :o

Padme AND HAND MAIDENS?

:)

Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: VOTC/OTC Purchases
« on: July 23, 2004, 03:58 PM »
That's a good question.

I had plans for where each vOTC figure would go in my displays/dioramas (Leia at Yavin 4, Han talking with Jabba, Ben with CT R2 and FB 3PO), but now that they are open and on a shelf together, they look GREAT together.

I have pretty much just changed my mind on this one and now, I'll be leaving them together on a shelf.  I just hope that the further waves (ESB and RoTJ) stick to the scale they established.  It could be as close as we get to having the basic version of each figure in the true scale.

If the upcoming Vader and Chewie look silly/short compared to the rest, I'll probably just change my mind and separate them... but as long as they look good, I'm gonna keep them all together on a shelf!

Jeff

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