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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Bespin wave
« on: July 12, 2004, 08:08 PM »
Got my Bespin wave figures today!

CCP - very cool.  I checked it out and the Helmet doen't look too shabby on the few Army-Builder heads I have laying around, so there'll be a few customs of him in the future for me :)  Also, he much less "leaning" then lead to believe from the photos.  Very nice and neutral.

Lobot- Such a HUGE improvement from PotF2.  Very cool little CPU Accessory, and for what ever reason, his head-band is removable!

Leia- ugh.  Well, she's new and OTC, so I can't fault her on that, but she isn't as nice as I was hoping due to the dress and the fact that she seems a bit small compared to Chewie and PotJ Bespin Han.

Luke- OK, so he's not really part of the "Bespin wave" per se, but he is new and from Bespin so...  :)  This new Bespin Luke is a HUGE improvement from the Saga version.  The magnet hand is a little annoying, but the paint apps are superb!  

Check out Jared's comparison photos here for a better idea of the changes.  If you're on the Fence about Luke, pick him up and you'll see he's a LOT better than the Saga version!

Jeff

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Burger King Glasses Figures!!!!!!
« on: July 12, 2004, 03:51 PM »
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Since this will give us 2 cups per movie, they technically owe us 2 Ep3 cups/figures. How are they going to rehash figures that aren't out yet?

Don't tempt them, there's always Vader, 3PO, R2, or Chewie they could fit in there somehow I'm sure. ::)

Just a thought...  

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Ep3 re-hash #1 - Vader?
Ep3 re-hash #2 - Palpatine/Emperor/Sidious?

Might be easy enough to do.  Use MotDS Vader for one cup, then use Saga Emperor or Ep1 Sidious for the other cup.  No muss/no muss for Hasbro!

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Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Mister Jeopardy
« on: July 12, 2004, 03:37 PM »
Great Googly-Moogly...  :o

$1mil?  Wow... may have to watch when I get home from work today...

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: July 12, 2004, 03:36 PM »
Well, I don't know if the Thunderbirds: GO! movie will suck or not, but the preview sucked IMHO.

Maybe the movie will be good, but the preview sure didn't make me want to see it... Ben Kingsley?  Huh?  :-\

Jeff

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Burger King Glasses Figures!!!!!!
« on: July 12, 2004, 03:23 PM »
I like the glasses, but the figures themselves... ugh.

You're right Brian...

CT Han (Cantina)
2003 Gold Stripe Card
2004 Hall of Fame Card
2004 OTC Card
OTC Falcon pack-in
Cup set pack-in

Uh... ok.  We get it.  It's a nice figure!  Move on Hasbro!

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: July 12, 2004, 12:13 PM »
I saw Spider-Man 2 this weekend, and before it, I saw a preview for...

Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid

What the heck?  Didn't they already make this movie?  Was anyone REALLY demanding a sequel to the J-Lo / Ice-Cube "classic"  :-X?

Ick ick ick.

In fact, ALL of the previews I saw before Spider-Man 2 sucked:
Catwoman
Anacondas
Sleepover
Thunderbirds

One parting thought... Anyone else kind of interested to see "Harold and Kumar go to White Castle"?  Sort of a stoner Bill and Ted for the next generation?

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Spider-Man 2!
« on: July 12, 2004, 12:06 PM »
Finally got around to seeing this on Sunday...

Very good movie.  I really liked it, and I think I liked it better than the first one.  I can see that they are really thinking ahead, because (as others have already said), there were lots of little clues/foreshadowing for upcoming events.

I liked the way Molina handled Doc Ock.  I also liked the way that Molina "fit" the Doc Ock persona.  No need for a rippled-Ab super-villian, Doc Ock had all the extra flab a sciencey-type dork would have ;)

Anyway, just wanted to add on my kudos on a job well done.  If you haven't seen it yet, add my name to the growing list of those who highly recommend it!

Jeff



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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Bespin wave
« on: July 12, 2004, 10:44 AM »
Hey!  How did your case get here before mine?

rasafrasa  >:(

Anyway, MY EE wave 8 and 10 should be here today according to the delivery tracking... After I get those cases, I should have OTC 1-21, 26-28.  Sweet!

I've got a Q for you (since I can't wait until I get home and look at my own dang figures), did you try the CCP helmet on a regular head?  I am considering head-swaps for customs, just wondering if the CCP helmet will look strange on a non-"hooded" head.

Also, on you superfluous PotF2 figures, I did the following this weekend as I revamped the SW room to make room for the OTC:

Dengar - added PotF2 version to Jabba's Palace
Bossk - added PotF2 version to Jabba's Palace
Dagobah Luke - seated in my vintage Yoda's Hut with PotF2 Yoda
Leia Collection Bespin Leia - trash ;)  (ok, stashed in my custom fodder pile)

In other words, if I didn't have a good spot for them in a diorama/scene or something, I chucked them in the "custom fodder" pile.

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Junk food regionality
« on: July 12, 2004, 10:34 AM »
I agree... MN land of food on a stick.

Pork Chop on a stick... Mmmm... *drool*

Each year, we try to find one new "food on a stick" to try.  Last year, it was deep-fried Oreo on a stick.  VERY sweet.  Tooo sweet, in fact.  ;)

Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Dagobah wave
« on: July 9, 2004, 09:55 PM »
Got my first OTC today!

Dagobah wave is super-cool!  Just thought I'd post ome quick thoughts...

Luke is great, I love the functionality of the heads and arms!

Spirit Obi-Wan is cool!  The pose is strange with the saber in hand, but ehg.  Still a different take on the spirit stuff and different than the first two tries at "Spirit" figures.

R2- very grimey, but still cool.  The sound is an ok feature, I'd have referred a functional third leg though...

Yoda!  Cool little figure!  I love him and he'll be my favorite Yoda (until the vintage OTC one get here ;)).

Jeff

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Well,

My EE cases didn't make it today (wave 8 and wave 10), they'll be here on Monday.  BUT, my NewForce case came today!

WAVE 7:
2x Dagobah Luke - standing
2x Yoda
2x Dagobah R2
1x Spirit Obi-Wan
1x Pilot Luke
1x Jedi Luke
1x Han
1x Chewie
1x Darth Vader

Looks like I was one of the lucky ones to get this case and not wave 9!  Now I just need to track down a handstanding Luke and a second Spirit Obi-Wan and I'll be set!


MAN.  These cards are Sooooooooooo sweet.  I just can't stop looking at them!  I'm headed to the Dagobah wave thread now to post my thoughts...

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Fast Food Thread!
« on: July 9, 2004, 04:05 PM »
McD's is in trouble again over the beloved French Fries...

McDonald's hit with fat lawsuit

Mmmm... trans fats... *drool*

Jeff

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Yeah, I saw Jared's post and a few others around the net, which all seemed to say the clamshells were squished (those are the "initial reports" I was referring).  

I was just wondering if anyone else (like B or anyone else who found them) had better clam-shells.  I'd like to think they aren't all scrunched...  :(

And, count me in on the "displaying-in-the-clamshell" crowd.  I'll buy a set to keep clam-shelled, and then a second set to open, but that's it.

I do have a friend who is buying a THIRD set, which he plans to display un-clamshelled along side his Vinty 12-backs, but he is crazy. ;)

Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: July 9, 2004, 03:13 PM »
Awesome, B!

Is vOTC Han as cool as we thought he'd be?  I can't wait for the pics of Chewie to see how well Han and Chewie go together.

Nor can I wait until I get my hands on one of those vOTC  figures... might have to hit a few extra K-Marts on my toy run today/tomorrow!

Speaking of which, how are people's clam-shells looking?  Initial reports seemed to be saying that the clam-shell was pretty thin and thus was being scrunched straight from the cases...

Jeff

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Dang!

I guess I should have figured it wouldn't be that easy to nab the Handstand Luke...  I'm supposed to be getting a case or two today and the rest on Monday, so I'll have to post later with my Luke-Luck.

Jeff

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