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Watto's Junk Yard / The Wilhelm Scream
« on: March 13, 2006, 11:59 AM »
Hey,

Can someone email this to me? I haven't been able to find a downloadable version anywhere.

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Modern Classifieds / Need POTF2 Hoth radar cannon!!!
« on: January 20, 2006, 11:38 AM »
Well, I'm a huge jackass for not buying this when it was on clearance, so now I'm looking for 1 or 2 of these things. If anyone has it, please send me a PM or email.

http://www.galactichunter.com/absoluteig/gallery.asp?action=viewimage&categoryid=2146&text=&imageid=6445&box=&shownew=

Thanks!  ;D

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Saga Collection '06 / Boussh's weapon
« on: January 15, 2006, 12:47 PM »
Here's something I've been wondering since I was a kid, and now that I'm holding the Leia Boussh figure, its fresh in my mind: What the **** is Boussh's weapon supposed to be?

I've heard it referred to as a vibro-pole and a stun baton, but that doesn't seem right. For one, a bounty hunter would probably have some sort of ranged weapon, and second, there's all that crap at the other end. Does anyone have any ideas, info, etc?

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Modern Classifieds / WTB a couple exclusives
« on: December 12, 2005, 01:23 PM »
I'm looking for a couple exclusives that seem to be ******* impossible to find. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

* Utupauan Shadow Trooper

* Clone wars animated 3 packs

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Please tell me I'm not the only one who saw this trainwreck last night?

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Watto's Junk Yard / What a deal!!!
« on: November 2, 2005, 09:53 AM »
So starwarshop.com has the Episode 3 DVD on sale for the low, low price of $29.98.

What the **** is with these guys? I'd have to try really hard to find a more expensive price for that DVD. Add the shipping and you're paying a premium for something that everyone is selling! ****, Amazon is selling it for $15.98, and you can buy it with Batman Begins for a few dollars more than it would cost for you to buy ROTS alone at starwarsshop.

Did anyone actually buy it there?

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From Action-Figure.com

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Lucasfilm has released this press release announcing that Star Wars Merchandise once again is the No. 1 best-selling toy property in the United States...


According to recent industry figures from The NPD Group, "Star Wars" toys have become the No. 1 best-selling toy property in the country since "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith" opened to record-breaking business in May.

Dominating the U.S. toy business, "Star Wars" toys commanded a mammoth 9.1 percent of total licensed and branded toy sales in the period from May through July -- 60 percent ahead of the next leading toy property, according to figures compiled by The NPD Group. "Star Wars" toys also were ranked as the top-selling boys' property, fueling double-digit growth in the key categories of action figures and accessories and building sets compared to the same time period last year, NPD reported.

Toys based on Episode III first went on sale April 2, six weeks prior to the film's May 19 premiere, and from the very first weekend sell-through significantly exceeded expectations. Lucasfilm Ltd.'s major toy licensees are Hasbro Inc. and LEGO Group.

"2005 is proving to be a watershed year for 'Star Wars,'" said Howard Roffman, President of Lucas Licensing, the consumer products division of Lucasfilm Ltd. "The film has clearly struck a cord with consumers around the world, our toy products have never been better, and retailers have out-done themselves with focused, impactful programs. The biggest problem we've faced has been keeping 'Star Wars' toys in stock," he added.

Brian Goldner, President of Hasbro's U.S. Toy Segment, said, "We worked very closely with Lucasfilm and our retailers to bring to market one of the most highly anticipated 'Star Wars' toy and game lines ever. From our basic action figures to our immensely popular Darth Vader Voice Changer, we are thrilled that Hasbro's line has resonated with both kids and collectors. The excitement is sure to continue both in the fall and in 2006 as we bring many great new 'Star Wars' toys and games to market."

To date, Episode III has grossed more than $846 million worldwide, making it by far the top grossing movie of the year both in the U.S. and internationally. The Episode III DVD and the sequel to LucasArts Entertainment's bestselling "Star Wars" video game, "Battlefront II," simultaneously debut Nov. 1.

"Retailers are telling us that they expect 'Star Wars' to perform strongly throughout the all-important holiday season and well into 2006," Roffman said. "It feels like 1977 all over again. To see this level of success almost 30 years later confirms that 'Star Wars' has become a staple in the toy aisles. When we say '"Star Wars" is forever,' we mean it."

Leading retailer Target Corp. said "Star Wars" toys have been top sellers throughout its chain. "Our partnership with Lucasfilm has generated outstanding sales and allowed us to better meet the wants and needs of Target guests," said Target's vice president, Toys, Keri Jones.

Since the "Star Wars" phenomenon began in 1977 with the release of George Lucas' initial film in the six-movie saga, more than $9 billion of products had been sold at retail worldwide -- before the release of "Revenge of the Sith." "Star Wars" products generated $2 billion in worldwide retail sales in 1999, the year that Episode I "The Phantom Menace" was released. They sold another $1.2 billion in the wake of Episode II "Attack of the Clones" in 2002.

"We expected that sales based on Episode III would be somewhere in between those two figures, with a hope of reaching $1.6 billion at retail," Roffman said. "Based on sales to date and with the bulk of retail sales yet to come in the fourth quarter, we believe we're on track to substantially exceed that figure."

(I wasn't sure if this belonged here, in EpisodeIII, or in Watto's Junkyard, so feel free to relocate if necessary)

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Saga Collection '06 / Imperial Troopers
« on: October 24, 2005, 10:37 AM »
I caught this little bit from Adam Pawlus' Q&A this morning...

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Actually, they made him too-- he's the Death Star Trooper from 1998, which was repackaged and sold again in 2002 as part of a gift set. Aside from the ridiculous gun from 1998, it's a pretty good figure and one Hasbro is likely to revisit since they're going to be doing some new sculpts of old troopers... or so I've maybe heard somewhere.

(Emphasis mine)

So what do you think this means? Are we likely to see some trooper evolution sets this year? Are we finally going to get the SA rebel and imperial troops we've been hoping for?

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I just had a chance to open the third of the evolution sets last night—Sith Lords.

Man, what a great set this is. Sure, its a little disappointing with Maul's elbow joints and wierd robe, but everything else, In my opinion, is spot on. To be honest, I've always preferred the Maul robes from the speeder bike set or even the Sith accessory pack, so the plastic robes don't bother me.

Dooku is awesome. I really didn't think they would be able to top the ROTS version, but I have to say that I really like this one. The cape is the correct color, and even hangs more realistically. I love the fact that you can replace his hands with the force-lightning hands!

Maul is cool. Easily the best sculpt of the character that I've seen. The figure would have been absolutely perfect with ball-jointed elbows, but its still a great figure.

Sidious is the clear winner in this set. I've posed him in a bunch of different ways since opening the package. He looks great fighting Yoda, with lightsaber in one hand and force lighting in the other. He also looks great on top of Emperor's Wrath Darth Vader, right before getting thrown down the Death Star shaft. He can be posed in so many different ways that it makes it a difficult decision exactly how to pose him for display...and that makes a stellar figure, in my opinion.

So basically I guess my rating of these sets would be as follows...

1. Sith Lords
2. Anakin to Vader
3. Clone to Stormtrooper

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Watto's Junk Yard / Evolution Schmevolution!
« on: September 16, 2005, 03:55 PM »
Has anyone been watching Evolution, Shmevolution on the Daily Show this week? Really great stuff. Check out the videos!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Any Flash users?
« on: August 22, 2005, 01:16 PM »
Hopefully one of you guys can help me here. I'm pretty much a newbie when it comes to Flash. I can animate pretty well, but when it comes to the coding, I'm useless.

I'm using Flash MX, and I have a short looping movie with about 5 scenes that sits in the middle of an html page. What I'm trying to do is make a different link for each scene, to go to a seperate article of a website I'm working on.

For instance, the first part of the movie is a scene for a Salvador Dali piece. I'm trying to figure out how to make the movie clickable during that scene, to take the user to the Dali piece. The next scene would be a piece about a local photographer, and I would want the movie to then be linkable to the photographer's gallery.

Is this something that's completely simple and I just have no idea how to do it, ir is this not possible?

Thanks!

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Feedback / pakledjim's feedback
« on: July 19, 2005, 09:59 AM »
I am a huge jackass for taking so long to leave feedback for Jim, who may very well be one of the best people I've dealt with in the time I've been collecting Star Wars figures. I met up with Jim a few weeks ago, and he totally hooked me up with some great figures that I've been having trouble getting, as well as some Imperial officers which I haven't seen in quite a while.

I'd also like to add that Jim has picked up many exclusives for me over the years, and has even gone back to Target to get the price adjustment when items are marked down, and then charged only the mark down price.

Its definitely a pleasure to start pakledjim's feedback thread, and I hope this glowing review will encourage you all to deal with Jim with the utmost confidence.

Thanks Jim!  8)


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Watto's Junk Yard / Web help
« on: June 28, 2005, 03:15 PM »
I'm thinking either Dean Paul or Angry Ewok would know this, but if there's anyone else who has the answer, please chime in.

I'm working on a website, and I want to add one of those cool little icons to the beginning of the url in the url bar. I'm pretty good with html, and I use photoshop and illustrator professionally every day, so its just a matter of me not knowing this one thing.

Is there any sort of info online for how to do this or (if its not a problem) could anyone give me a step by step tutorial?

Thanks!  ;D

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Hey Hasbro! / Could you possibly make a good Mace Windu?
« on: May 12, 2005, 05:07 PM »
What's up with the Mace Windu's you've produced? Either his eyes are closed or he's just completely useless due to an action feature that doesn't really work in the first place. I understand your rhetoric about making figures for kids, but couldn't you make one Mace that's of the same quality as your highly poseable Collection 2 figures from ROTS?

Also, Obi-Wan keeps getting the proverbial shaft as well, but I'll let someone else campaign for that.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Princess, Please read...
« on: April 24, 2005, 09:01 PM »
Hey, I'm so sorry I walked right past you on Saturday night. I was distracted by the fact that I'm not the only one with an "OB/GYN Kenobi" shirt....and there was also the scotch...  ;)

Anyways, great meeting you (as I'm posting in the meeting people thread), but I thought I'd post a special one for you since I was walking around completely oblivious to the world. My girlfriend filled me in on just how oblivious I was, and I wanted to let you know I wasn't being a snob or anything. :-[

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