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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Hasbro Jedi Points Survey - Did U Get One?
« on: May 21, 2004, 10:19 AM »
I guess the survey told them to shaft the JMPs because they are NOT on the OTC packaging...

What to do with the 900 points I have left over?

Kindling/fire-starter for summer BBQ?


Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: May 21, 2004, 09:12 AM »
Here are some higher res pictures of Leia. Still can't quite make out all facial features though...

More VOTC Leia Carded Photos

VERY nice cards though.  Have I mentioned I love these?


Another intersesting thing to point out about the OTC figures?


From's preview:

So much for any future auctions, huh?


Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: May 20, 2004, 05:17 PM »

Sorry about that.  The sheer joy I felt swelled up my head and I musta passed out for a minute.

These Premium/Vintage OTC (aka vOTC) are a thing of beauty.

I am glad that the basic OTC sucks, because instead of buying all those repacks, I'll be saving up the cash to shell out for 2x each of these 12 masterpieces.  I'd much rather spend $240 to get 24 of these figures than $240 on 48 recarded/rehashed figures.

Tommorw is Han's turn!


Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: May 20, 2004, 05:11 PM »





Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« on: May 20, 2004, 03:03 PM »
I started reading "Angels and Demons" by that "DaVinci Code" guy, so I'll probably read that one after "A&D".

My wife read both and finally talked me into taking a break from the NJO and old books I read (Camus, Vonnegut, Steinbeck, etc), so I decided to read them.

We'll see how it goes...



RE: your news nuggets on the front page about the Reb and Imp symbols.

Hasbro actually addressed this in the Insider #76 Toy Box column.

They said they simplified it for kids by switching the RED to bad guys, like Vader's saber, and the BLUE to good guys like Obi-Wan's/Luke/Anakin's saber.

I don't have it in front of me, but I can type it up later.

In fact, it was pretty amusing, the whole column was a "here's why we did this" to answer collector comments on:
- The sandcrawler getting dropped by Target after they reported in in Insider #75
- the symbol color switch/swap and why
- the slight change to safety text on the vintage repro cards (can't duplicate old card fronts exactly due to changes in safety codes/laws)

and a few other things I can't quite remember off hand...  dang work is distracting me :)


Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Dagobah wave
« on: May 20, 2004, 09:00 AM »

Good News.  Thanks for not cheaping out on this one Hasbro!


JD Sports Forum! / Re: Playoffs for Lord Stanley's Cup NHL '04
« on: May 20, 2004, 12:03 AM »

O Canada makes a triumphant return to the Stanley Cup Finals after a ten-year absence.

Sweet... Props to a Canadian  team making it this far.  An appearance in the Finals should help Calgary's bottom line and strenghten their position finanacially as we may or may not head into the lock-out.

Besides, of all the Canadian teams in the NW division, I like Calgary best and Vancouver the least.  Sorry D, but the Oilers are in the middle.  Sure, they had 99, which goes a long way, but they have some sort of a magic hex on my beloved Wild.  So Calgary it is!

Go Leo!  Gophers Rule!


JD Sports Forum! / Re: The NBA Playoffs!
« on: May 19, 2004, 11:36 PM »
I saw Mad-Dog (the ex-LAker Dance Machine) turn it over THREE times under the basket at key stretches in the 3rd when Sacto went on a run to close the gap.  Not cool for the next round.

I also agree., a gimpy Sammy C = no good :(  Hope he gets a chance to rest that back.


JD Sports Forum! / Re: The NBA Playoffs!
« on: May 19, 2004, 11:11 PM »

LAkers are next!



Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Dagobah wave
« on: May 19, 2004, 01:50 PM »
Separated at birth?

"Backpack" Dagobah Luke:

and Mick?

Same vacant eyes, toussled hair, gap mouth?

He definately doesn't look much like Luke though....


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Grand Moff Tarkin
« on: May 19, 2004, 11:31 AM »
In what way do you mean?

In the way that people who use copyrighted/trademarked character names for their own benefit without giving something back to Poppa George tend to get a nasty letter from the Lucasfilm lawyers.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Dagobah wave
« on: May 19, 2004, 11:02 AM »
I hope that we get the extra head and arms so I don't have to buy two.

If Hasbro does cheap out and release Luke as TWO variants, it'd be just another example of why everyone is so mad at them.  They constantly cheap out lately: the plastic, the accessories, the variants.

Here's the original quote from back in February:

"Question: What's with Luke and that pose in the Dagobah wave?

Answer: The Luke figure in the Dagobah wave comes with an extra set of arms and head, so he does NOT always have to be posed doing a headstand.  Also, the Yoda figure is meant to interact with the Luke figure (similar to the Wampa and Luke Hoth).  The backpack fits on Luke and Yoda separates at the waist so that he looks correct when sitting in the backpack. "

EDIT: 'Scum now has pictures up and they are reporting that Backpack Luke comes first, with Handstand Luke in a future assortment.  Still no word on if you get both heads/hands with each version... but it's not looking so good.

Dang Hasbro!  >:(


Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Dagobah wave
« on: May 19, 2004, 10:11 AM »

I guess you have evidence that would seem to confirm that there are currently TWO packaging variants...

Back in February, the big H said in a Q&A that we'd get the heads and arms together, but it doesn't surprise me there are packaging variants.

I think you should go front page with the photo news saying that it seems there are TWO packaging variants of Dagobah Luke: Handstand from Lee's and Backpack from

Then, we can watch the crazies go crazy over at Scum complaining about variants and Hasbro and such... :)


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