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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: June 4, 2004, 09:09 AM »


"Based on The Empire Strikes Back, the vintage Darth Vader has sculpting and articulation that allow for exciting true-to-life poses. Vader’s ball-jointed knees, shoulders, and angled biceps were sculpted to achieve Vader’s kneeling pose in front of the Emperor in his meditation chamber.  His left hand is sculpted to place around another figure’s neck, providing a powerful choking feature. To allow for greater flexibility while posing, this figure is equipped with a soft plastic belt that was molded as a separate piece and is trapped at his lower back.

The vintage Darth Vader has a total of 12 points of articulation including angled biceps and ball-jointed head, shoulders and knees. He has standard articulation at his wrists, waist, and hips. Outfitted in a classic black soft-goods skirt and outer cloak, the vintage Vader comes with both a fully extended lightsaber and hilt.

For the packaging, we’ve recreated the Darth Vader version from The Empire Strikes Back. Some of the unique features from The Empire Strikes Back include:

Single silver bar around the character image but double silver bars around the movie title
Removal of the Luke & Leia image first seen on the A New Hope packaging
Removal of the price box
Gold accent color behind Vader figure
Coffin-style blister
Butterfly peg hook, die-cut but not punched out!
And the Kenner logo
Check back later to see the vintage Vader in-package."

very happy!

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: 2004 NEW NEWS ON SANDCRAWLER
« on: June 3, 2004, 04:36 PM »
Just to make it Officially "Official", Hasbro confirms the Diamond news:

Hasbro's Sandcrawler News Release


Original Trilogy Collection / Re: OTC DVD Sets
« on: June 3, 2004, 10:58 AM »
Cargo Bay also says they are Wal-Mart exclusives...



Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Hairy Chewbacca
« on: June 3, 2004, 08:52 AM »
I had a dream last night that I found all 12 of the vOTC at TRU and they rang up at $1.97 since the cashier thought they were the old vintage figures.

In my dream, the vOTC Chewbacca was indeed a Hairy Chewbacca, but it was awesome.  Not a flocked monster, not a fuzzball, but it was SO well executed.  If only I could explain how the hair worked.  

*hmmmm*  He was kind of like a little hamster with a removable bandolier.  Man, was it a sweet figure.

Anyway, thought I'd bump this up and share.  It was just another one of those times I wish I could have taken a picture of something in my dreams to show off...


In my dream, R2 had all his gadgets (scope, saber, probe), Fett sucked (Carkoon Fett with no backback), and the Stormie was the SA clone body with Stormie head).  FYI for those who would have asked.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Bespin wave
« on: June 3, 2004, 08:44 AM »
I love the see-through visor on the CCP helmet.  VERY cool.

Leia's dress is a little strange, but I think it's just the paintjob/lighting.  The sculpt looks great though!

Lobot!  No wide stance!  Can't wait to see Lobot's Duplex updated with this guy.  They must be going nuts over at LD waiting for this guy!  :P


Original Trilogy Collection / Re: 2004 NEW NEWS ON SANDCRAWLER
« on: June 3, 2004, 08:40 AM »

I plan on checking out the price at my local comic shop.

If they can get me the 'crawler at the normal previews discount they offer (15%) and the price comes down to $45-50 or so, I'll gladly order one.

After all, I'll have some extra cash in the SW Slush Fund from all those OTC repacks, TRU repacks, and DVD packs that I won't be buying... :P


There hasn't been any word of pack-ins with these vehicles thus far.  I'm planning on putting my Gold Leader figure in the new Y-Wing, and either a Pit of Carkoon or VOTC Boba Fett in the new Slave I.

Here is the Pre-sell at
Star Wars Return of the Jedi 3.75" Red Y-Wing Gold Leader

Note that its says:
"From the Manufacturer:
This is the 3.75" scaled Star Wars Red Y-Wing Gold Leader vehicle. Comes with Gold Leader Pilot figure. This item was in Episode 6 - Return of the Jedi."

Good chance that the Y-Wing has a pack-in :)

Now, whether the pack-in pilot is just the same recycled figure from the Red Leader X-Wing or Dutch Vander or something else, that I just don't know...


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: June 2, 2004, 04:39 PM »
Anywhere from $12-15 per month depending onthe package you buy...

1 mo - $15
3 mos - $42
6 mos - $78
12 mos - $144

They also have 60 day game cards for $30.  A friend and I signed up to 6 month packages at the start, but I've been using 3 month packages since then.

They also give you 30days free when you start...


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: June 2, 2004, 04:32 PM »
SW Galaxies... totally addicted trying to unlock my Jedi character.

NHL 2004 (having my own TB vs. Calgary match-up)
Simpsons Hit and Run - very fun GTA type game

Palm Vx:
Solitaire! - makes the meetings go faster ;)


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Vintage = up over time
Modern = down over time

I still think that Vintage figures will hold their "value", because as time goes by, bubbles yellow and there will always be people looking to upgrade their collection, find carded figures, etc.

Modern lines though have 100,000 people all stashing 2-3 carded figures.  WAY more supply than demand.  Every "high-priced" Modern figure has decreased over time.  Remember when Tan-Vest Jedi Luke was $125? Now he goes for $15.  Even TF Vader and Sacul have been quietly slipping in price from the outragweous $300 they started at.

IF the vOTC are going to be as limited as they say, they will probably do pretty well.  This has more to do with the vintage nostalgia factor.  It's those cardbacks that will keep those figures valuable.

As for the modern OTC line, well... it will be lucky to hold it's value through the end of the year, being clearancesd at $2 each by the end of the year :P


Saga '02-'04 / Re: Endor Wave
« on: June 2, 2004, 10:15 AM »
Well, I got my Endor case in the mail yesterday.

Han - Was he wearing the suit or not, I don't know, but I do know this is a pretty cool figure.  Great Han likeness and a more-accurate AT-ST helmet are cool.  I've got him posed at the Endor bunker with his mike-hand posed over his face so you can't really tell it's Han.  Just lloks like another Imp officer.  

Madine - Finally.  Anytime we get a Vintage figure updated into the modern line is great IMHO.  I've got mine set up using his baton to point at the little DS2 Hologram from the R2-Q5 Imp Astromech from PotJ.  Ackbar and Mon Mothma look on with interest.  Great articulation in the arms!  Couldn't be much better for who he is.  

Lando - GREAT update of the PotF2 wide-stanced monster.  The cape and holster are GREAT.  I LOVE this figure.  One of my favorites of 2004 so far!

Saga = Complete

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Jedi Council sets 3 & 4
« on: June 2, 2004, 09:58 AM » has a new feature up on the Jedi Council set 1, along with this picture:

Larger Jedi Council Picture

Looks like a pony tail on the unidentified figure...  looks more and more like Agen Kolar to me.

So, 4 "new" sets = 12 figures.

4x Ep1 repacks (Obi-Wan, Anakin, Yoda, Qui-Gon)
6x kit-bashed monsters - old torso, new legs (Ki, Plo, Eeth, Adi, Shaak, Saesee)
2x recycled junk (Stass Allie & Agen Kolar)

Is this good a good thing?  


I guess I am not surprised that Stass Allie and Agen are being cranked out based on old sculpts since this is the Era of Recycling as Hasbro.


JD Sports Forum! / Re: The NBA Playoffs!
« on: June 1, 2004, 04:03 PM »



Your pick...


Saga '02-'04 / Re: How's Star Wars Selling in Your Area?
« on: June 1, 2004, 03:53 PM »
On another note, has anyone been seeing a lot of Hoth Han/Snowtrooper/Throne Room Lukes?  For some reason two of the three stores I visited (Target and Wal-Mart) had a large supply of these figures, sprinkled with some Dodonnas as well.  Otherwise, I saw more of the Outlander Club and Dignitaries at TRU.

Yep.  I've seen a lot of these lately.  Apparently Target got a lot of the same case that NewForce had up for pre-order and recently shipped out (last week or so).

3x Saga Snowtrooper
3x Saga Hoth Han (Brown Coat)
3x Saga Anakin Skywalker (Secret Ceremony)
3x Saga Luke Skywalker (Throne Room Duel)

Woo-pee!   ::)

Another classic desicion along with the case that had 3x Barriss, 3x Aayla, 3x Yoda/Chian, 3x Ashla/Jempa.  Apparently, Hasbro thought it appropriate to pump out more of these peg-warmers...  3x each 4 old peg-warmers?  Huh?!?


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