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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: OTC Millenium Falcon
« on: June 10, 2004, 10:31 AM »
A Special value-pack will be available at Samís Club.

Huh?  What do you suppose they mean by that?  Maybe an OTC Falcon packed with a OTC Han and OTC Chewie?

Maybe an OTC Falcon packed with something else?

Hmmm... regardless, this is a must have for me.  I never picked up the 1995 version because I had the vintage one and was only collecting the figures and "new" vehicles.  I always kinda regretted it.  Now, I can change that by nabbing one of these.

I might even drag this sucker along with my vOTC Han and vOTC Chewie to work with me (since my argument to put it in the living room is going no where).



Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Gas Prices
« on: June 10, 2004, 09:38 AM »
Well, Memorial Day has come and gone...

The highest I saw prices here reach was $2.299 per gallon, Wednesday before Memorial Day.

Prices have been slowly trickling back down over the last two weeks.  I filled up the car this morning at $1.789 per gallon!  

I was actually excited to pay less than $1.80 per gallon again... funny how time change so quickly.  Seems like just a year ago I was paying around $1.25 per gallon and thought that was high.



I think the gun belongs to PotJ IG-88.

I chopped them up for comparison here:

Anyone else see that, or am I reading too much into tiny details?  It would make sense to me, because they are grinding out more IG88 weapons for his OTC re-card release...



Coming for PC, PS2, & X-Box (around $50 at release).

I'd imagine that the figure will come with the PC version (the usual way they do things, consoles get no freebies), but that could be wrong.

Due in stores around Sept 21st of this year, BattleFront is an on-line Multi-player game much like Batlefield 1942 and the rest.  Lots of people running around pounding on each other.

A trailer and playable Demo is set to be included in the OT DVD set, so I supposed if you happened to pick up one of those by chance, you could try it out there and then buy the game if you like it.


Strange looking gun he's holding.

Is that new or from a different figure?  Looks a bit like an IG-88 vintage rifle or something...


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...


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