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Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS carded figures
« on: February 18, 2005, 03:56 PM »
I think they molded the lightsabers in the hands like that because they are worried little Johnny might get a lightsaber in the eye when they do the action features

 >:(

I thought you were retired, smartass...    ::)

Jeff


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Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS carded figures
« on: February 18, 2005, 03:44 PM »
Sorry I haven't read every single post in every thread.   :-\

 :P

I forgive you.   :-*

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS carded figures
« on: February 18, 2005, 03:38 PM »
I think that these other figures have them molded on so when you do the "action feature", the weapon won't go flying across the room.

thanks for reading my post CHEWIE ...  :'(

According to Hasbro, this is due to some safety violation and some lawsuits that came from the Saga Throne Room Duel Vader (in the USA and Australia) and eventually lead to a product recall in Australia:

Star Wars Toy Darth Vader Recall Info

This way, with the lightsaber molded to the hand, the lightsabers will stay in their hands while they are doing the "slashing attack" action features that are planned for Collection 1 and won't be able to fling out and poke some kid in the eye.   ::)

Jeff

You're turning into a regular JediMAC with your "post-first, read later" antics!

 :P   ;)

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS carded figures
« on: February 18, 2005, 03:19 PM »
The lightsabers are molded to the hands?

Yes, you'll see this on most of the Jedi from Collection 1 who have "slashing attacks" (like Obi-Wan, Anakin).  They come with 2 hands - one empty and one with Saber like this picture from GH.com:

Episode 3 Obi-Wan Hands


According to Hasbro, this is due to some safety violation and some lawsuits that came from the Saga Throne Room Duel Vader (in the USA and Australia) and eventually lead to a product recall in Australia:

Star Wars Toy Darth Vader Recall Info

This way, with the lightsaber molded to the hand, the lightsabers will stay in their hands while they are doing the "slashing attack" action features that are planned for Collection 1 and won't be able to fling out and poke some kid in the eye.   ::)

Jeff

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Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Animated Wave 3 (and beyond)?
« on: February 18, 2005, 02:19 PM »
I thought they were 2 per case?

Case Version 1, shipped in Dec and Jan:
2x ARC Trooper
2x Anakin Skywalker
2x Gen. Greivous
2x Clone Trooper (color varies)
1x Mace Windu
1x Durge
1x Asajj Ventress
1x Obi-Wan Kenobi

Case Version #2, the one that is currently shipping:
4x Gen. Greivous
4x ARC Trooper
3x Anakin Skywalker
1x Clone Trooper (color varies)

Most places that are still getting the Animated figures seem to be getting the newer version 2 case (you can see that EE revised their case listing on Jan 6th).  So, it started shipping at 2x per case, but it is currently only shipping at 1x per case. 

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: February 18, 2005, 02:12 PM »
Back to the Irish theme we go...

House of Pain by House of Pain



"Word to your moms I came to drop bombz,
I got more rhymes then the bible's got psalms"

:)

Jeff



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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: ROTS Picture Thread
« on: February 18, 2005, 01:55 PM »
(Is he Captain Antilles?)

Here is the LFL pic of the guy playing Antilles (Rohan Nichol):



I'd say they look like the same guy to me...

edit - on a related note, where can I get one of those sweet Alderaanian ponchos?  They seem to be the Ep3 fashion rage on Alderaan...  :P

Jeff

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Toy Fair 2005 - Feb 19th-23rd
« on: February 18, 2005, 12:53 PM »
I hope we do end up seeing an AT-TE. 

It looks like a good possibility because of the AT-TE Gunner figure, but like others have said just because you get the figure doesn't mean the vehicle is coming anytime soon.  After all, we're still waiting for a Cloud Car for the Cloud Car Pilot figure, a Death Star Playset for the DS Gunner figure, etc, etc.  :-\

So, I'm not holding my breath for the AT-TE just in case it never shows...

Jeff

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Toy Fair 2005 - Feb 19th-23rd
« on: February 18, 2005, 09:32 AM »
Initial thoughts on these pictures...

ARC-170 - so far, I'm digging it.  Can't wait to see some better pictures of it to figure out how many figures can go for a ride...

Mustafar - no wonder no one's been leaking pictures of that thing, it's pretty lame.  Let's hope the back side of the Volcano doesn't suck too hard.  But, like Jared said I guess I end up buying it once it's on clearance thanks to my basic figure OCD.   :-\

Vs 2-packs - looking dumber and dumber every time I see them... I'm starting to wonder if they come off those giant ugly bases?

I can't wait to see some close-ups of those figures... what exactly is the deal with the 2 helmets for the AT-TE Gunner dude?  Is it like a standard Clone Helmet and then a AT-TE Gunner Helmet or something?   :-\

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Simple pleasures
« on: February 17, 2005, 09:50 PM »
Here's a new one...

Restaurants that serve bottomless fries.  Sure, it's probably horrible for my arteries, but every time I go to Red Robin I always have to go for the FREE refill on my steak fries.

Mmmm... free french fries.   :)

Jeff

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason
« on: February 16, 2005, 05:09 PM »
So if we take Chewie's estimate, the right number of teams is about 21.  Nine have to go.  Who are they?


From waaaaaaay earlier in this mess, here's what I said and it still looks good to me:

Here's what I'd do. 

Four 5 Team Divisions - bring back the Old School Names!

Prince of Wales Conference

Adams (Northeast) Division:
Buffalo
Boston
Montreal
Ottawa - (relaces the Whale)
NY Islanders - (replaces Le Nordique)

Patrick (Atlantic) Division:
Pittsburgh
NY Rangers
New Jersey
Philadelphia
Washington

Campbell Conference

Norris (Midwestern) Division:
Toronto
Chicago
St. Louis
Minnesota
Detroit

Smythe (Pacific) Division:
Vancouver
Los Angeles
Colorado - (sorry bug, no return for Winnipeg :()
Edmonton
Calgary


These Areas would be out of luck as their teams would be dissolved...
Atlanta
Carolina
Florida
Tampa Bay
Dallas
San Jose
Nashville
Anaheim
Columbus
Phoenix

Ditch the trap, shrink goalie pads (width, not thickness), and open up the ice.

Not to brag, but it would totally fix the NHL.  ;)

Of course, listening to some of the $$$ stuff the NHL says they are facing, I can see how there would be room for some swap-outs based on TV markets and $$$. 

For example, I could see the NHL making the following changes to my plan:
- dropping Edmonton for Dallas (sorry Dale :()
- dropping Ottawa for NJ in the Adams and then putting 1 of Carolina/Columbus/Nashville in NJ's place in the Patrick
- dropping another Canadian Team (Vancouver/Calgary) in favor of 1 of Phoenix/San Jose/Anaheim

The NHL likes the $$$ that is out there in the SW USA, so I'd bet if they have to contract teams the majority of contracted teams would all come from the NASCAR belt (south-eastern USA) or, sadly, western Canada.
Jeff
 

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason
« on: February 16, 2005, 02:12 PM »
These schmoes got to within 6.5 mil of each other and couldn't just split the f'n' difference?

The best part about the whole thing is Bettman's statement in the QnA part where he said:


From Canadian Press:

Quote
The NHL is planning for the 2005-06 season, and will pursue more labour talks but Bettman warned the league is going to have to look at a "completely different economic model and it is going to have to have linkage (between revenue and player salary costs)."

"The best deal that was on the table is now gone," he added.


So, now the NHL would like to explore an entirely different model...  meaning ALL the negotiating will start over from square 1.   ::)

It just re-inforces my belief that this latest round of talks was merely for "show".  I think that's the reason they didn't split the difference because the NHL never intended to move forward on this latest offer...

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How do you goof off in your spare time?
« on: February 16, 2005, 02:00 PM »
Stuff I do in my "selfish" spare time (:P):

- Hanging out at JediDefender.com
- work on SW custom figures
- goof around in the garage on side projects (woodworking, building junk)
- video games

There is a good chance that if the wife is out and I've got nothing left on the "Honey-Do" list, I'll probably be doing one of the things on that list...  ;)

Jeff

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason
« on: February 16, 2005, 01:34 PM »
Did anyone else's franchise give them a mushy apology?



I'll miss the Cup Playoffs too...
 :'(

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason
« on: February 16, 2005, 01:15 PM »
Deadline passes, Season iced

Yep...  :'(

NHL ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF 2004-05 SEASON

Ah well, I'll always find something else to do...


3 days and counting...

Jeff

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