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Other Collectibles / Star Wars Hot Wheels
« on: June 8, 2014, 08:11 AM »
Saw the design for the Darth Vader car in the new Insider.  Not where I was expecting this line to go,  but if I see one around it is definitely something I would pick up for the boys to add to their car bin.

Hoping to see more authentic designs from the movies, but I'm sure they will follow up with Fetts,  Stormies and Clones...

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The Wookiee Arcade / Tiny Death Star app
« on: November 9, 2013, 04:17 PM »
Loaded this app on my phone when it popped up a few days ago.I couldn't resist the name.

Very goofy and tongue in cheek. I am up to ten levels now, and enjoying the EU character name shout-outs and the random tweets by the "bitzens."

A fun distraction. Anyone else download it?

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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Your "Essential 100"
« on: March 26, 2010, 12:08 AM »
Okay, so the topic was raised as to what figures you would keep in your collection if limited to 100. Here's my list...it's actually easier for me 'cause I have no problem chucking Prequel stuff. If anything it would be harder to part with some of the EU figures I have sought for so long.

Anyway, here's my list...

1-R2 D2
2-C 3PO
3-Rebel Fleet Trooper
4-Stormtrooper
5-Princess Leia
6-Darth Vader
7-Captain Antilles
8-Jawa
9-Uncle Owen
10-Luke Skywalker
11-Aunt Beru
12-R5-D4
13-Gonk Droid
14-Sandtrooper
15-Tusken Raider
16-Obi-Wan Kenobi
17-Hem Dazon
18-Muftak
19-Figrin Dan
20-Momaw Nadon
21-Chewbacca
22-Ponda Baba
23-Dr. Evazan
24-Wuher
25-Han Solo
26-Greedo
27-Grand Moff Tarkin
28-Stormtrooper Han
29-Stormtrooper Luke
30-Death Star Trooper
31-X-Wing Luke
32-Biggs
33-TIE Pilot
34-General Dodonna
35-Medal Ceremony Luke
36-Hoth Luke
37-Hoth Han
38-Hoth Leia
39-Wampa
40-Imperial Probe Droid
41-General Riekaan
42-Captain Piett
43-Bren Derlin
44-Echo Base Trooper
45-AT AT Driver
46-Snowtrooper
47-General Veers
48-Dack Ralter
49-Zev Senesca
50-Bespin Han
51-Dagobah Luke
52-Yoda
53-Boba Fett
54-IG 88
55-Dengar
56-Bossk
57-Zuckuss
58-4 LOM
59-Lando Calrissian
60-Lobot
61-Bespin Leia
62-Chewie w/ 3PO pack
63-Ugnaught
64-Carbonite Block Han
65-Bespin Luke
66-Smuggler Lando
67-2-1B
68-Moff Jerjerrod
69-Gammorrean Guard
70-Bib Fortuna
71-Jabba the Hutt
72-Klaatu (Woof)
73-Oola
74-Salacious Crumb
75-Max Rebo
76-Sy Snootles
77-PrincessLeia/Bouush
78-Lando in Disguise
79-Ephant Mon
80-Hermi Odle
81-Amanaman
82-Bubo
83-Ree Yees
84-Tessek
85-Weequay
86-The Emperor
87-Spirit Obi-Wan
88-Endor Han
89-Endor Leia
90-Admiral Ackbar
91-General Madine
92-Mon Mothma
93-Nien Nunb
94-Wedge
95-General Lando
96-Scout Trooper
97-Wicket
98-Paploo
99-Emperor's Royal Guard
100-DSII Luke

Feel free to share your list.

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Modern Classifieds / Evolutions ROTS Pilot up for grabs
« on: September 11, 2008, 09:27 PM »
Here's the deal:

Myself and DoctorPadawan are interested in splitting an evolutions imperial pilots set. It would be great if we could find a taker for the ROTS pilot, as neither of us needs him. I'm asking for 7 bucks to cover the cost of the figure, and I'll take care fo the rest.

PM me if you're interested, and first come, first seve.

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In a QnA over at Sandtroopers, Habro confirmed there will be a Battle Pack this fall featuring Luke, Ben, Threepio and Artoo specifically to go along with the BMF. All are repacks.

So what are we looking for? I'm figuring the POTJ Ben (since it was the robeless variety), VOTC Luke (with POTF2 helmet), VOTC Artoo (with the interchangable panel again so he can "plug in" to the ship) and probably ROTS Threepio (since the more appropriate Saga2 Threepio will already be out in the legends line.)

Would be nice if they could fit in a VOTC Leia too to bring this home as a 5-figure pack, but I wouldn't hold my breath.

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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Build-A-Droid vs Running Changes
« on: June 12, 2008, 08:06 AM »
Looking over the latest rumor list for the ANH wave brought an interesting wrinkle to mind. I was thinking it would've been nice to see Han and Luke stormtroopers be a running change since the tooling difference and deco change are pretty negligible, and it would free up a spot in the wave for one more all-new character.

Then I realized any running change during Legacy/Build-A-Droid is going to result in an extra droid piece. (As will, in the larger context, army building as a whole.) Would you want Hasbro to hold off on running changes for the length of the BAD experiment (slotting two endor troopers, for instance, as individually numbered figures in the same wave or breaking them up over two waves to work out the change itself,) or would you still prefer running changes to get more variety out of the army builders and background characters of future waves, even if it means one more protocol droid arm?

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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Your most wanted accessories?
« on: April 7, 2008, 01:30 PM »
Haven't seen a thread like this for a long time...

Here's my top ten most wanted:

1--Training remote (with stinger bolt to clip it on a lightsaber)
2--Death Star console (put one section in a pack and I will buy ten Troopers to build two full ones)
3--Correctly scaled Mouse Droid
4--Deck plates from Echo Base
5--Moisture farm droids
6--That hanging chunk of meat from the Ewok trap
7--Luke's granola bar (or was it a sausage?) from Dagobah
8--Accurately-scaled Cantina table
9--a Holocron
10-Extended stock Stormtrooper rifle (Okay, really I've never seen this in the movies, but I had one of the '78 role-play rifles as a kid and I always loved the unfolding stock option...put it with an EU figure)

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Star Wars Dioramas and Displays / Muftak's Displays--Updated 8/17
« on: January 29, 2008, 04:15 PM »
Recently I decided it is time to get the full collection out of storage and display it. To this end, I began designing shelf displays to mount on the wall. They are pretty scene-specific, but I wanted to leave them neutral and generic enough for some flexibility.

The first one I tackled was a Cantina display:













I decided to do the alcoves as a second level, figuring in my mind that since they were pick-up shots in the movie it was okay for them to be removed physically in that way. The bar pieces and tables are removable from the floor, and the curved bar sections fit in there too. The band stand accomodates 5 Modal Nodes.

I originally intended for this to double as a Jabba's Palace display, with the band stand becoming Jabba's throne and the Rebo band going where the bar is, but I have since decided to build another level on the top to hold Jabba and his goons.

I learned a lot while building this one.

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Well of the Souls / Hasbro Indy Playsets
« on: December 8, 2007, 01:30 PM »
Looks like perhaps two playsets are on tap.

I'm gonna spoil the enthusiasm here by pointing out the Playskool line is called Adventure Heroes and the speculated playsets are called the Ultimate Adventure Playset and Sword Adventure Set. Look for a Spidey & Friends-type playset.

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Photonovels and Movies / Luke's Bad Day...a PN Experiment
« on: September 13, 2005, 08:23 PM »


I know it's not much in the way of story, but does it work?

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Watto's Junk Yard / I've been away...
« on: July 15, 2005, 08:53 AM »
...I take a couple months off and this place blossoms like nobody's business! I'm very happy for you guys at JD, this place is a lot more active than it was when I left.

As I mentioned sometime before, I got married in May (the Friday after Episode III came out, actually.) as well as a serious promotion and transfer at work, so things have been way too busy for me. On top of that, I have taken quite a break in the Star Wars toy collecting area, as most of the E III stuff hasn't caught my eye (Except for the nice Threepio, who filled in the hole I had in my loose VOTC collection.) And those Evolution toys look to be all that I hoped for!

Anyways, it's nice to come home again. I can't believe how much I've missed around here!

Here's a shot of me on my honeymoon in the Mayan Riviera that I thought everyone would enjoy:



To all the new guys: looking forward to seeing you around!

--Bobb

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Original Trilogy Collection / Vader's TIE / TIE Bomber Question...
« on: February 26, 2005, 06:06 PM »
A quick question for someone with a Vader's TIE and a TIE Bomber handy for comparison:

Are they the same dimensions? Is the Bomber wider? I can't imagine it would be taller or longer, since I remember hearing they have the same wing panels, but how do they compare size-wise?

Thanks in advance.

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Saga '02-'04 / Cancelled Rebel Tech Prototype?
« on: November 30, 2004, 06:19 PM »
So I was perusing the prototype auctions of Starfans888 (the guy with the new Galactic Heroes stuff) and one auction jumped out at me, the rebel fleet trooper.

It didn't seem as modern as the rest of his stuff, so I clicked in and discovered this:



That's the "Rebel Trooper head on the Imperial Scanning Tech body" kitbash that was planned for the second wave of Target's Accessory sets, correct?

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Original Trilogy Collection / VOTC "swap" irony
« on: October 4, 2004, 06:58 PM »
I went to a Target today and saw a VOTC Threepio on the shelf. I'd already passed on him once, but I always look, especially with the sale going on. It actually didn't look too bad, and I thought about buying it after all, but then it hit me...

...somebody had swapped the VOTC Threepio with an OTC Threepio in the bubble! I looked closer and could clearly see where the bottom of the bubble had been sliced thru to pull off the swap. The "OTC" cardboard insert concealed it on a casual glance.

I thought about taking it up to the desk to alert them to the scam they had fallen victim to, but in the end I didn't. Whoever winds up buying it will be getting a superior figure anyway.

(Unless they're a carded collector, but then they can always sell it off on eBay as a "rare error" figure for tons of dough.)

Anyone else seen these swaps around?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Star Wars fanboy wish-fulfillment
« on: September 24, 2004, 03:52 PM »
This past summer I read a "wanted" add for short-stories set in the Star Wars Universe to be included in a new fan-based anthology. I've never written any real "fan-fiction" (an oxymoron, perhaps?) but something about this idea struck me, so I put together a story about a frustrated Sullustan and sent it off.

What do you know--they accepted it!

So, the first issue of The Rancor's Tooth arrived in my mailbox yesterday, featuring my story (top billing on the cover too!). It's still a pretty simple, homemade-looking fanzine, but I'm happy to have a bona-fie published Star Wars story to my credit. It was a lot of fun, and if you happen to have the chance, check it out.

(And if you're really interested, you can contact the magazine at atrivisundergroundpress@yahoo.com.)


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