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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: We Need More Cantina Figures!
« on: June 9, 2004, 10:39 AM »
From the
GH Swami:

Hasbro does plan on releasing a Cantina Aliens 3 pack in OTC packaging. While Swami is not 100% certain if Big H will include figures such as Kitik Keed'kak and Dr. Evazon in this new assortment, he'll bet his turban that this will be the case. The 3 packs will come in 2 sets.

Sounds to me like the Swami was on board... did it get conflicted elsewhere?  Maybe we have yet to see it just like a lot of other stuff in that Swami report?


Original Trilogy Collection / Re: We Need More Cantina Figures!
« on: June 9, 2004, 10:10 AM »
What ever happened to that rumor about K-Mart getting 2 Cantina 3-packs?

We've seen the TRU Jedi Council Scenes, but what about the Cantina ones?  Did K-Mart drop them?  Was the whole thing made up by YakFace?  



Original Trilogy Collection / Re: More new figures?
« on: June 9, 2004, 09:53 AM »

-Banniss Keeg - Duros Cantina Alien
-Bom Vimdim - Cantina Alien
-Gotal - Cantina Alien
-Hem Dazon - Cantina Alien
-Darth Vader - Bespin Dinner
-Imperial Gunner (reportedly a new sculpt)
-Luke Skywalker - Endor
-AT-AT Driver (new sculpt, possibly along the lines of the SAGA TIE Fighter Pilot)
-Astromech droid (designation unknown)
-Ree Yees

Like it was stated earlier, if Hasbro sticks with the themed waves, this doesn't make sense to me, but whatever.  It's probably nuggets here and there, where we learn two figs in the wave and the rest is filled in later maybe?

And regarding the Cantina figures, what ever happened to the rumor of the Cantina wave 2 being released via K-Mart?!?  Wasn't there supposed to be a second set of three as well or something?

And couldn't the "Astromech" on the list just be the Ep3 preview Obi-Wan's droid that the GH swami predicted on?  I'll bet that's who the little droid is.

The Clone Wars may not be over quite yet. Rumor has it that a third and fourth wave of animated figures may be on the way.

Well, now that we know there are more episodes on the way, that will only bolster the rumors of more figures.  Why?  Beating a dead horse.  Do we really need Padme, R2, 3PO, Greivious, Bariss, Kit, Luminara, Obi-Wan in Armor?

-Darth Vader - 500th Edition Figure .This is a commemorative edition figure. It's reportedly the most accurate rendition of Darth Vader ever, and may surpass the 300th Edition Boba Fett in quality.
-Max Rebo Band 3-Pack. This is currently being reported as a similar presentation to the Return Of The Jedi era Max Rebo Band 3-pack.

Vader interests me, the band pack does not.  I've already got the vintage band and the PotF2 version.  Do we really need a third version?  I hope it's just a repack so I can skip it.


Nice for those who missed them.  I'll pass though.

-Twin Pod Cloud Car

Didn't Mike at GH say that Hasbro lost the original mold so we'd probably never see it.  They couldn't possibly be working on a new one could they?  I'll go ahead and write this one off, especially since it's been rumored since 2000 and it still isn't here.  As the last real OT vehicle that's yet to be re-done, it will be constantly rumored...

Just my $0.02,

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: June 9, 2004, 09:41 AM »

vOTC Emperor is a possibility, but a long shot I'm sure.

And IF the Hyperspace IS a vOTC Emperor, I hope it's packaged like the rest, with the clamshell.  I'd look stupid next to the other 12 if it were packaged different!  Plus, the Clamshell might make it easier for to ship them with out FUBARing it too much.

I guess we wait and see...



Revenge of the Sith / Re: 500th Vader
« on: June 9, 2004, 09:33 AM »
I'd like everything Scott has listed PLUS:

Figure Features:
Detachable forearm

A second "clean" Anakin (Hayden) head
full Lightsaber plus Hilt-only saber
Mini-Holo Emperor (like the one with Dooku)

CommTech chip with the following ESB Phrases:
"What is thy bidding, my Master?"
"All too easy..."
"Impressive... most impressive, but you are not a Jedi yet."
"I am your Father"

FreezeFrame slide with Carbon Freeze Vader shot.

Flashback Photo with Vader/Ep3 Hayden

Not too much to ask for, is it?  8)


Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Exclusive Figure
« on: June 8, 2004, 04:11 PM »
Here's thier 2003 Annual Report:

Hasbro 2003

They netted $3,138,657 in '03 ver $2,816,230 in'02. They barely turned a profit in '03 - net earnigs of $157,664. They were in the hole in '02, a SW movie year. I can't see why they're in a rush for Ep3 unless they have a completely different strategy this time around (haha).

Just thought I'd point out that those numbers in the chart are in THOUSANDS of dollars.

As in, Hasbro netted $3,138,657,000 in 2003.  3 Billion dollars.  "Boys Toys was around 1.1 BILLION net, games and puzzles around 1.3 BIllion, everything else (Girls Toys, Wizards, etc) makes up the rest.

The "weak" profits after taxes and everything else were $157 million.  Just a bit more than "barely" in my book.   ;)


Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: June 8, 2004, 10:43 AM »
Don't know if everyone has seen these pictures yet...



First Round, 2004 Amateur Draft:

1. Padres -- Matt Bush, SS, Mission Bay H.S., El Cajon, Calif.
2. Tigers -- Justin Verlander, RHP, Old Dominion
3. Mets -- Philip Humber, RHP, Rice
4. Devil Rays -- Jeff Niemann, RHP, Rice
5. Brewers -- Mark Rogers, RHP, Mount Ararat H.S., Orr's Island, Maine
6. Indians -- Jeremy Sowers, LHP, Vanderbilt
7. Reds -- Homer Bailey, RHP, LaGrange, Texas
8. Orioles -- Wade Townsend, RHP, Rice
9. Rockies -- Chris Nelson, SS, Redan H.S, Decatur, Ga.
10. Rangers -- Thomas Diamond, RHP, New Orleans
11. Pirates -- Neil Walker, C, Pine Richland H.S., Gibsonia, Pa.
12. Angels -- Jered Weaver, RHP, Long Beach State
13. Expos -- Bill Brey, LHP, William and Mary
14. Royals -- Billy Butler, 3B, Wolfson H.S., Jacksonville, Fla.
15. Diamondbacks -- Stephen Drew, SS, Florida State
16. Blue Jays -- David Purcey, LHP, Oklahoma
17. Dodgers -- Scott Elbert, LHP, Seneca H.S., Seneca, Mo.
18. White Sox -- Josh Fields, 3B, Oklahoma State
19. Cardinals -- Chris Lambert, RHP, Boston College
20. Twins -- Trevor Plouffe, SS, Crespi H.S., Northridge, Calif.
21. Phillies -- Greg Golson, CF, Connally H.S., Austin, Texas
22. Twins -- Glen Perkins, LHP, Minnesota
23. Yankees -- Philip Hughes, RHP, Foothill H.S., Santa Ana, Calif.
24. A's -- Landon Powell, C, South Carolina
25. Twins -- Kyle Waldrop, RHP, Farragut H.S., Knoxville, Tenn.
26. A's -- Richard Robnett, CF, Fresno State
27. Marlins -- Taylor Tankersley, LHP, Alabama
28. Dodgers -- Blake DeWitt, 2B, Sikeston H.S., Sikeston, Mo.
29. Royals -- Matt Campbell, LHP, South Carolina
30. Rangers -- Eric Hurley, RHP, Wolfson H.S., Jacksonville, Fla.


Padres take a page from the Twins' notebook and draft a local HS hero as the #1 pick in draft due to "signability".

Damn agents!  Teams get stuck with lesser picks (cough*Mauer*cough) because their dang agents threaten to hold out!  >:(

Grrr... the rules need to be changed to allow draft picks to be traded.  Right now, it is against the rules to let picks get traded, so baseball resorts to the old "Player to be named later" nonsense.  I wish they would change the rules, that way if a team knew a player wouldn't sign (cough*Prior*cough), at least then they could trade the pick to a team he would sign with and get something in return.



Original Trilogy Collection / Re: 2004 NEW NEWS ON SANDCRAWLER
« on: June 7, 2004, 02:03 PM »
I'm going to go ahead and preorder it, even after I said I wasn't going to buy it in the first place.  Why?  The fifty dollar GC I got from a few months back that I never ended up using.

Thanks for the reminder!  I had forgotten about that Gift Certificate.  I still had mine left to use too, so I dug it out of the checkbook and redeemed it when I pre-ordered my Sandcrawler at today.

The total with shipping came to $17.94  :o

I was pretty sure that my local comic shop couldn't beat that price, so I decided to pull the trigger on the pre-order.  Now we wait until November to see if it ever gets released...


Watto's Junk Yard / Re:
« on: June 7, 2004, 01:57 PM »

I broke down and ordered from despite all the bad reports I keep reading regarding the clone busts.  

I still had my $50 gift certificate to use from that initial disaster, so I decided to use that to order the Sandcrawler.  $59.99 is a bit too steep, so I wasn't going to get one, but $9.99 plus $7.95 shipping is a whole lot more reasonable!  

Yep, that's only $17.94 for the crawler shipped to my door.  Now we wait until November to see what happens next...



Feedback / Re: mosnab's feedback
« on: June 7, 2004, 11:29 AM »
Quick payment and good communication!

Fear not when trading with Brian!



JD Sports Forum! / Re: The NBA Playoffs!
« on: June 7, 2004, 10:56 AM »
Their [LAkers] wanton laisse-faire attitude to playing is disgusting and there is no way they should win based on the BS way they play when they wanna play...

Just though I'd bump the "I Play When I Wanna Play" Mascot to celebrate the latest "We Play When We Want" effort by the LAkers.

Maybe they want to go down 3-0 in order to REALLY have a challenge?



Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Harry Potter
« on: June 4, 2004, 04:54 PM »
We broke out the DVDs and watched #1 aka "Stone" last Monday and then watched HP#2 aka "Chamber" oon Wednesday in anticipation.

We don't have tickets yet for HP#3 aka "Azkaban", but plan on seeing this movie either Sunday... or next weekend if we run out of time this weekend.

Looks good from the reviews I've read so far...


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Amazon "Share the Love" Thread
« on: June 4, 2004, 03:55 PM »

Any interest in this?

Seven Samurai

I am interested in this.

If/when you guys "Share the love" on this one, please include me...


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