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Saga '02-'04 / Should Hasbro re-release the Eopie?
« on: May 27, 2003, 02:58 AM »
If so, how should they do it?  

With the same Qui Gon?

With a Padme and Anakin riding it?

With an all new Alien rider?

As a Deluxe like the Nexu?

Who wants one?

 :P

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Star Wars Action Figures / CHEWIE's customs updated 06.22.2012
« on: May 18, 2003, 01:19 AM »
UPDATE - Please go to the latter pages of this thread... the first pages are almost 6 years old!  Therefore not only do the customs look terrible that are showing, most aren't even showing anyway as the hosting services I used back then is no longer active... you can also see more of my stuff under JUSTIN COOK at www.thecustomalliance.com

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For all you customizers out there, here's a recipe for a Qui Gon that I just created.

parts needed:

- Naboo Qui Gon
- Jedi Nikto arms
- headless Tusken cape
- Fleet Trooper hands

Boil-n-pop like normal, and after removing Nikot's hands, dremel a little in there to make room for the Fleet Trooper's hands to fit.

Cut a little off the Nikto arm pegs and put them onto Qui Gon's body.

Paint the arms and cloak as desired (don't put the cloak on yet though).

Apply a coating of acrylic seal.  Paint again after drying.  Do this several times if desired.

Cut a slit on each arm hole in the armpit area of the cloak to add flexibility.

Add the cloak to the figure.

Ta-Da!

 :P

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I'm guessing that you all have seen this by now on the rebelscum mainpage.  I think she looks pretty cool; what with ball jointed shoulders and a Maul-esque lightsaber that is curved at the handle(s).

Also, the latest pic of the Clone 3-pk shows all three Clones as white Clones, no yellow one.  Thoughts?'

 :P

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Clone Wars '03-'05 / Anyone want a giant Spider Droid?
« on: May 16, 2003, 12:26 AM »
I really want Hasbro to make this awesome droid/vehicle.  

I already have three AAT's and plan on getting one more of those.  Then I'll probably get two of the Hailfire Droids and two of the Geonosian fighters.  So my Seperatist Army needs a couple of giant Spider Droids as well.

Think we'll see one in the Clone Wars line?

 :P

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Saga '02-'04 / New Han and Luke - Stormtrooper Style
« on: May 16, 2003, 12:15 AM »
Anyone else want to see new SAGA versions of these?  The Trash Compactor versions are pretty useless outside that scene, and the POTF2 versions are a tad stale and outdated, so why not new ones?

Think about it, a great Han similar to perhaps the POTJ Sandtrooper pose with wrist articulation, and a shorter Stormtrooper outfit for Luke.  Both would have removable helmets of course, as well as the standard Stormie blasters and rifles.

These would also be awesome for army-builders, just throw the helmets on and increase your Imperial ranks.

Personally I am surprised that Hasbro hasn't released at least one of these lately, they would be surefire sellers.  Anyone not want these to be made?  

It would also be cool if they decided to do this as a Screen Scene, with perhaps an all new 3PO (deluxe sculpt) in the Death Star control room they are in after Ben leaves.  3PO could even be handing Luke the binders to put on Chewbacca, and Han is sitting back on chair with his feet up on the computer. ;)

 :P

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Saga '02-'04 / Newest Deluxes - much better Hasbro!
« on: May 15, 2003, 12:53 AM »
No, these aren't perfect, but I think that Hasbro has done a much better job on the latest deluxes; Kamino Obi Wan, Kamino Jango, Dwarf Spider Droid and Super Droid Builder.  For the most part, I think these are almost as good as Bacta Luke/Sail Barge Leia/3PO&Battle Droid/Nexu; especially the Kenobi.


Anyway, I received these yesterday from newforcecomics, and I think Jedirhino wanted to see what I thought of them, so here's my thoughts:

Super Droid

A pretty creative idea by Hasbro.  If you actually use the "quick-steel" compound, your Super Droid will probably look a little odd though.  The detail on the actual sculpted part of the droid is fantastic though, and even has articulated ankles.  Also, the compounding chamber is awesome.  It looks great in my ever expanding factory conveyor belt.  Also, my Super Droid is sitting down as if he is an incompleted droid, looks pretty cool that way.  The "creation" feature is kinda cheesy for adults perhaps, but I think most kids would like it; I know I would have about 15 years ago. ;)  This is a cool set in my opinion, I give it a pretty high grade at a B+

Dwarf Spider Droid

After reading all the bad reviews about this a while back, I'll admit that I wasn't expecting much.  But, truth be told, I opened mine and I really like it.  It would be a lot better if the cannon was proportioned right (can easily be customized though I think) and if it had the detail of the B'Mor Monk from a few years back, but I think this one is acceptable for now and I'll likely get 2-3 more.  The walking feature works fine, but they probably should have painted the white wind-up knob being so it didn't stand out so much.  Again, that is easily fixable.  If they decide to redo this in a few years though to make it more movie accurate, I won't complain.  Overall, a B.

Kamino Jango Fett

I wish they had used an all new sculpt for this Jango, or at least paid more attention to paint details on him.  But his action feature actually works almost half of the time (jumps from a platform and sticks to a Kamino column); and he looks freaking awesome hanging from the column.  Kudos to Hasbro in that regard.  Also, the Kamino column is great for a diorama, that alone makes this deluxe worth buying to me, as I will get at least one more for that column.  Overall grade to me is a B- because they used an old Jango sculpt.  Also, his helmet looks like it is removable, but it isn't.  

Kamino Obi Wan

Now this is one of my favorite deluxes ever, Hasbro captured the likeness of Obi Wan in this scene very well.  He is also posed well, and we finally have a plastic cloaked EPII Kenobi.  His legs unfortunately aren't articulated at all, but I'll forgive Hasbro this time because his waist still is which does make him slightly poseable, but his real articulation gem is his right elbow.  Total poseability!  This figure looks awesome squaring off against Jango, and he also comes with a column that has an action feature that works very well.  The hole in his hand is barely noticeable for the action feature (much better job there Hasbro), and they did a good job concealing the one in the back of his shoulder.  I give this an overall of an A.

Also, both columns with the Jango and Obi Wan connect to bases, and the bases connect to each other for a cool little diorama.  This is much better work by Hasbro, and is leaps and bounds above the crappy "flipping" deluxes, Anakin v. Geonosian Warrior, etc.

I know that not everyone may not agree with my assesments, so does anyone else have these yet?  If so, what do you think of them?

 :P

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Saga '02-'04 / If YOU could pick some Screen Scenes
« on: May 14, 2003, 12:47 AM »
What would they be?  Can everyone try to come up with one or two ideas for each movie?  If possible, these should be ones that connect to each other in some fashion, as the Trash Sets, War Room and Jedi Council do.

Some possibilities...


THE PHANTOM MENACE

Battle of Theed

- Maul fighting Obi Wan and Qui Gon
 
...connects to...

- Amidala and red Royal Guard shooting at a Battle Droid


ATTACK OF THE CLONES

Arena Battle

- Mace Windu, Jango Fett and OOM-9 Battle Droid

...connects to...

- wrecked Picador sled w/ Anakin and Padme fighting Super Droid


A NEW HOPE

Millenium Falcon

- cockpit with Han, Chewbacca and Luke in seats

...connects to...

- room w/ Dejarik table with Obi Wan, R2D2 and 3PO


THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

Bespin Capture

- Bespin dinner table w/ Lando, Leia and Han firing blaster

...connects to...

- dinner table w/ Fett, Imperial Officer and Vader deflecting blast


RETURN OF THE JEDI

Ewok Village

- Han tied to grill w/ Ewok and Princess Leia

...connects to...

- seated throne 3PO w/ Ewok and captured R2D2


I think there are a lot of possibilities here we could come up with, and I've seen some good ones at rebelscum and nomad's, but maybe we can come up with an even better list here! ;)

 :P

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Saga '02-'04 / SAGA Snowtrooper
« on: May 10, 2003, 03:19 AM »
Sorry if this figure has been mentioned before, I'm still kind of new to this forum.

Anyway, what are your opinions on it based on the pics?  Do you think it is much of an improvement over the POTF2 version?

I do like this figure and am looking forward to it.  While I can't recall all the details from the pics I saw a while back, I do remember that he is in a non-action pose (good Hasbro), has a working holster, and comes with an E-web cannon.  His sculpt also looks very nice.  

The POTF2 version was already a good figure in my opinion, and it's hard sometimes to improve drastically over a pretty good figure (kind of like the Blastshield Luke is a pretty good figure and I don't think it is very far behind later Tatooine Lukes), so I have to say that I am very satisfied with the pics I saw of it earlier.  Hopefully he will have a little extra articulation too.

What do you all think of this fella?  How many do you want?  Count me in for 8-10 of them if I can find that many.

 :P

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Saga '02-'04 / Which army-builders need a facelift?
« on: May 10, 2003, 03:12 AM »
There are a few army-builders that I think it is time Hasbro starts going back to the drawing board and doing some major resculpting, others that could use a little tweaking, and still others that could use some head variants.  


ALL NEW SCULPTS:

Hoth Rebel Trooper

- I think that the one that came with the Deluxe Hoth Cannon is pretty cool, and much better than the regular POTF2 bearded man, but an all new one would be a welcome addition I think, especially if it were on par with the new Hoth Han Solo.  With the improved Snowtrooper already on the way, this could be coming too.  Somewhere I think I might have seen it mentioned on a preview list?

Clonetrooper

- I don't feel that Hasbro has done this awesome army-builder justice as of yet, here it is over a year since EPII's release, and we are yet to have a great all-around Clone.  How about one that has CT Stormtrooper-esque articulation with added wrist articulation?  The Clone 3-pk will be a lot of fun, but I wish that a better carded version would come out too.  I'm sure eventually one will, but I have to have one tomorrow when I go to Walmart. ;)


TWEAKING:

CT Stormtrooper

- This is still a great figure (possibly my favorite ever), but wouldn't it be nice if somewhere down the road they re-released it as a basic carded figure with added wrist articulation?  And possibly a blaster that could attach a blast effect?

Naboo Guard (orange/yellowish outfit)

- Maybe a complete overhaul would be better, but I wouldn't mind the earlier one being re-released with some added articulation, or even a head variant which could also go into the next category.


HEAD VARIANT:

Bespin Guard

- Pretty simple here, just make one that looks like a Mexican or Spanish man like the vintage version, and perhaps an African American one too.  That would be awesome.  Considering they are doing it with the Outlander Club patrons, I feel they should do the same with the Bespin Guards, who tend to be much more recognizable to casual fans and kids too.


There's more than these right now that I could mention, this is probably just the tip of the iceberg.

What are your opinions?  Are there some others you would like to see?

 :P

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Clone Wars '03-'05 / Clone 3-pk ...does it suffice?
« on: April 30, 2003, 01:14 AM »
I think it looks really cool, but I am still yearning for a well done Clone with the quality of sculpt and articulation given to the CT Stormtooper.   I want an amry of great Clones.  The preview version is decent, but not good enough for a picky Wookie like myself.

Shouldn't Hasbro have made one from the get-go?  Wouldn't they have sold like hot cakes?  Will we see an all-around awesome version before EPIII figures come out??

 :P

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Newbies / The Wookie Arrives
« on: April 9, 2003, 05:28 PM »
Hey all,

I know this probably isn't the appropriate place for this, but...

...some of you might know me from the old yakface forum, nomadjedi's forum, or the rebelscum forum.  It's me, CHEWIE.  I'd like to thank OCB for the invite to this forum, and I look forward to some great discussions with you all.

CHEWIE

 :P

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