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Ah, the commtech reader...what a piece of ****.

I should probably type that up for you as a "forum guest review" on our front page...  you really can't expand on it much further than that, and it's a fair and accurate assessment.

You're very welcome to!  8)

Ah, the commtech reader...what a piece of ****.

I think the conversation is a worthy one, but your opening—and motivation—are a bit ridiculous. Why don't you just edit that first post a bit...we don't need threads revolving around bickering collectors.

(Sorry mods, just sayin')

As for collecting prequel figures, I pick up what I want. I don't feel the need to buy a whole new clone color scheme each time they're resculpted (I still have a bunch of the 2004 Shock Troops and 501st clones), and I don't feel the need to tear my hair out buying every one of Padme's gowned figures. I don't buy every resculpt of the jedi, unless the figure is a vast improvement.

It's different for the PT for me, than it is with the OT. I'll whip myself up into a frenzy for a cantina or Jabba's palace figure, but I don't feel the same draw for Prequel figures. However, some of the designs are great, and so I support them by buying them. Some are boring (looking at you, Ric Olie) and so I keep the original release.

The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: K-Mart Exclusive Vintage ROTJ AT-ST
« on: September 13, 2012, 11:07 AM »
Thanks for the guide Jesse! I'll definitely try it out before I display that mini-behemoth.

Thanks for breaking this one out into it's own thread, by the way! It's nice to have a good, healthy debate again.

I think I would chalk up the appearance of the hood to the combination of helmet straps & Han's moppy haircut. As for the moustache, Harrison Ford has some pretty pronounced upper lip area, that might appear like a moustache when top lit like in that shot...

Guys, it's a pretty simple explanation...

Step 1: Han "Wait! I've got an idea."

Step 2: Han Solo wearing a helmet and gloves, and not showing anything else "It's over commander...blah, blah, blah..."

Step 3: Han Solo surprising the reinforcement troops with a grin and shoulder shrug.

If it looks like Han Solo, sounds like Han Solo, ends with Han Solo and was Han Solo's idea, then it's Han Solo.

I don't know...I grew up believing Han just threw on the helmet and made the call. Plus, he gives that little shrug and smile when the Imperials run out and get duped, so at the very least he was behind it. It really does sound like his voice though. Honestly, it's the easiest and most likely explanation...helmet, hand in front of face, call.

As for the driver thrown off the AT-ST, I'm wagering broken neck at the least. You don't get tossed by a Wookiee off a 28ft tall moving vehicle and just get up and dust yourself off. Plus, there were a ton of pissed-off Ewoks just waiting on the forest floor.

Well, he's definitely very close to the camera, and I'm sure it's pretty standard. If girls on Facebook can figure out how to take ridiculous profile pics of their eye, half a smile and a boob, I'll bet Han can figure out how to fake a broadcast on the AT-ST webcam.

Oh yeah, we can see that the installation is pretty huge when they first arrive, before the Ewoks tell them about the "back door" (snicker).

I still don't think Han put on the whole outfit just to send the message. I always felt like it was helmet and gloves only.

Reminds me of the God-awful "TIE Crawler" design...

Seems to me that thing would shear itself in half in about five seconds.

The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: September 12, 2012, 09:02 AM »
Bought 2 Yavin Hangar sleds w/Techs in the past 2 days...  Kinda cool.  Marshalls is still getting these in and they're a great set.  I'm gonna custom up one of the myriad of sleds I have I think.  Got a bitchin' idea for one tonight while I was out.

Are those out in good numbers or just scattered? I never saw one in the wild, and Marshalls online doesn't seem to have toys.

Agreed, and I also really like the scout. Once I figured out how to really pose him, he impressed me. Still not sure why there's two guns, but whatever.

I just wish this set was closer to $15. I would buy ten of them.

Gentle Giant / Re: And The Mystery Ent. Earth Exclusive Is....
« on: September 11, 2012, 10:20 PM »
Now that Dressel's built up the hype (for me, at least) about Tonnika sisters, I'm going to be pissed if it's anything but.  :-\

I kind of hope we never do...I really never bought the idea that he changed his clothes, sent the message, and then changed his clothes again. I really think he just put on the helmet and gloves and made the call.

The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: September 11, 2012, 07:56 PM »
I still can't find any "new" TVC (or CW) figures, but I've managed to track down nearly every other new item (and extras) that I need over the past week: K-mart AT-ST, Maul Returns BP, TRU Speeder Bikes & add'l Ewok & Pilot sets, and the MTT at WM.  Nice to find some new stuff out there, but with the exception of the Ewok & AT-ST Driver 2-pks coming to K-mart soon, there's not much else on the horizon.  It looks like I'll probably be heading back into another 6 month dry spell now.

I'm actually a little excited about having some time to beef up on At-St pilots, rebel pilots, speeder bikes, etc...I'd rather get doubles and triples of some of those things than the rerererererereleases I'm seeing in the upcoming BAD waves.

I know, the stuff I'm excited about is also resculpted stuff, but I'm just not very excited for AOTC onslaught.

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