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Saga '02-'04 / Re: What killed the deluxe line?
« on: May 14, 2003, 11:31 AM »
I have to leave here in a minute and run some erands.  I should be able to give personal reviews this afternoon. :)


Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: No Worries for the Red Battle Droid
« on: May 14, 2003, 02:06 AM »
I think it's ultimately Hasbro's fault on the lack of new product to be found at retail.  There's some good posts on this in the SAGA forum if you disagree with me. ;)


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...


Battle of Theed

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

- Amidala and red Royal Guard shooting at a Battle Droid


Arena Battle

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

...connects to...

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


Millenium Falcon

- cockpit with Han, Chewbacca and Luke in seats

...connects to...

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


Bespin Capture

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

...connects to...

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


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! ;)


Saga '02-'04 / Re: What killed the deluxe line?
« on: May 14, 2003, 12:30 AM »
Heh heh heh, I always like it when dimetrodon gets pissed at Hasbro. :)

I agree with you, most of the SAGA deluxes are a joke; Hasbro could do so much better.  So far, I like the following:

- 3PO w/ Battle Droid - A+
- NExu - A+
- Flying Geonosian - A

Everything else is pretty subpar in my book as far as SAGA deluxes go (I'm not a fan of the speederbike Clonetrooper either), but then, today, I got my new deluxes from newforce, and I am very pleased.

- Kamino Obi Wan w/ column - A+
- Kamino Jango Fett w/ column - B
- Dwarf Spider Droid - B+
- Super Builder Droid - A-

If anyone wants, I'll be happy to start a new thread and give comprehensive details on them.


Saga '02-'04 / Re: What's up with availability
« on: May 14, 2003, 12:21 AM »
Yep, and Hasbro is also the ones who keep repacking the Destroyer Droid for whatever reason, overproduced the heck out of pilot Jango, etc, etc, etc.

For them to blame the retailers is a pathetic excuse and by saying that it isn't their own fault is lame.  They handled this the wrong way, and I feel they owe the retailers and fans an apology.


Newbies / Re: I Welcome Myself
« on: May 13, 2003, 02:03 AM »
Good to see you here dimetrodon, I think you'll like this place better than rebelscum (so far I do) and this place is a little more lively than nomad's (I'll never totally leave there though ;)).


Saga '02-'04 / Re: What killed the deluxe line?
« on: May 13, 2003, 01:58 AM »
Ok though, deal.  Sell me a new SAGA red Battle Droid for 2 dollars and you have your money.  I'll even pay for shipping. ;)  

Yeah, if I could find one.  ::)

I'm in the same boat.  What a ridiculous way to treat an army-builder that nearly everyone wants a few of.  Oh Hasbro...


Saga '02-'04 / Re: What's up with availability
« on: May 13, 2003, 01:55 AM »
I'm a little too tired to go into nearly as much detail as JJ did, so I'll make it short and sweet:  I blame 99% of it on Hasbro.


Saga '02-'04 / Re: SAGA Snowtrooper
« on: May 13, 2003, 01:51 AM »
Yeah, it would be hard to argue with the CT Stormtrooper being the ultimate army-builder.  I would rate the Fleet Trooper as a close second though.  

After that, there are several in the running for third place.


Saga '02-'04 / Re: Which army-builders need a facelift?
« on: May 13, 2003, 01:48 AM »
Ewoks would be cool....

I could use a few more of those fuzzballs getting blasted by my Stormtoopers and AT-STs in my Endor diorama. ;)


1 - Ice Cream Maker Guy (what collection is complete w/out him? ;))

2 - Cloud Car Pilot w/ Cloud Car!

3 - Pre-Carbon Han w/out jacket on

4 - Toryn Farr w/ operator chair

5 - General Rieken w/ tactical readout

6 - Dagobah Luke resculpt

7 - Lando resculpt (non-action pose or well articulated)

8 - Hoth Rebel Trooper (well articulated)

9 - Snowspeeder pilot generic non-buff

10 - Bespin Guard (black version and head variant of POTJ one)


Saga '02-'04 / Re: SAGA Snowtrooper
« on: May 12, 2003, 01:43 AM »
Man, you really are disappointed in that figure! :o

I agree with you though, if they had made the improvements that you want it would be practically flawless.  Still though, I love this figure the way it already is and have about 25 of them including head variants.  They look really good in dioramas.


Saga '02-'04 / Re: SAGA Snowtrooper
« on: May 11, 2003, 09:31 PM »
I'm still sold on the Snowtrooper, I think it looks nice.

Jesse, I do agree with your assessment on the swivel knees, but I think it could have worked on the Snowtrooper too.  

Seeing that your signature here (and at Rebelscum for a long time) rips on the Fleet Trooper, how many do you have?  Also, do you think Hasbro is going to revisit that figure and make the improvements that you desire, such as a working holster and removable helmet?


Saga '02-'04 / Re: SAGA Snowtrooper
« on: May 11, 2003, 12:56 AM »
His wrists and elbows might have articulation though Jesse (but I wouldn't bet on it), so it might be better than some of us are anticipating.  Knee articulation like the Fleet Trooper would have been nice.

I think that based on the pics this is a great looking figure.  No complaints here, especially if his wrists/elbows are indeed articulated.


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.


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