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TV-9D9 / Re: Pre/Post Clone Wars Ideas
« on: October 18, 2010, 11:03 AM »
To me, most of the planets in the OT (Tatooine, Yavin 4, Hoth, Dagoba, Bespin and Endor) were pretty much supposed to be the galactic sticks.  So in a, non-OT purist, way it would make sense if they didn't pop in to Yavin 4.  The exception is Tatooine obviously due to the Jabba connection.  Though in TPM the Republic has no presence on Tatooine, but by ANH there is atleast a small garrison (or were all of the troops from the Star Destroyer?)

I would love to see more of Alderaan though.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: October 18, 2010, 10:51 AM »
I didn't get to watch last week or this week's episodes until Saturday night and I have the same "meh" reaction.  It was certainly better than watching Dora the Explorer, but sub-par for the Clone Wars.  Two things to comment on really though:

First, why did Lucas mess with Mandalore?  I've read all of Karen Traviss' books and think that the backstory she developed fit better with the other EU.  (Isn't that a bit of circular logic on my part?) Plus, it could have fit within the story that the Clone Wars was telling (the hiring of mercenaries/bounty hunters to train the clones, clones being individuals with varying motivations, etc.).  I think that most of the story that has taken place on Mandalore could have easily been transposed to nearly any other system; which would have left intact the Traviss story.

Second, I'm hoping there is a big pay off to the Mandalore episodes.  Dutchess Satine needs to do something big.  Unless she's been manipulating everything to take out her political opposition and cement power for herself so she can join the Separatists (perhaps Obi-Wan could be torn between what he has to do to defend the Republic and not wanting to fight against Satine, who he loves; but NOT as a brother..), I'm going to be disappointed.

To me, and clearly most of the older viewers of TCW, the Mandalorian episodes are largely a diversion from most other episodes.  So without a reason to focus on mandalore (aside from selling Pre Viszla figures), I don't see a lot of point in Lucas messing with what was a fairly well fleshed out area of EU.

LEGO / Re: LEGO 2010
« on: October 5, 2010, 09:33 AM »
Yeah, I've picked up a bunch at Target over the last few years.

I was in KMart the other day with my son.  They've had one of last year's sets on the clearance isle for a month or two (its the one with Han on a TaunTaun, a couple Rebels and two Snowtroopers), but never quite cheap enough where I was willing to bite (I already had the set, but I could use a couple more troops and Luke needs a TaunTaun too...).  So I scanned the price ($15 something...) and my son HAD to have the set.  He's not big into LEGO, so I tried to show him a few other things he might want instead (Imaginext plane or a Megablocks Dora set...), but he had to have the LEGO Star Wars set.

I had a hard time convincing my Wife that it really was my son's decision, but I couldn't help but be proud!

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: 2010 Saga Legends Figures
« on: October 4, 2010, 01:28 PM »
JJ, I've heard people saying they get Goof-Off in Wal-Mart, but which section?  Crafts?  Hardware?  Homecleaning products?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Holy Crap I'm a Dad!!!!
« on: October 4, 2010, 09:22 AM »
Congratulations!  Glad to hear everyone is doing great!

LEGO / Re: LEGO 2010
« on: September 30, 2010, 08:52 AM »
^^ Do you mean the mini sets where you make an X-Wing from 20 pieces and its an inch long, or do you mean small sets like army builder packs?

Star Wars Universe / Re: 'Star Wars' in 3-D?
« on: September 29, 2010, 02:38 PM »
Maybe they'll put in one or two of the OT deleted scenes?  Or is that too much to hope for/sacreligious for the OT purists?

The Vintage Collection / Re: TVC will fail...
« on: September 29, 2010, 09:14 AM »
Just my 2 cents, but during the B-A-D days I bought way more obscure figures than I had ever bought before.  I'm not a completist, I just buy the subset of figures that interest me, but the desire to complete droids got me to buy atleast a dozen or more figures I wouldn't have bought otherwise.  Fast forward to the Vintage Collection and I've bought three figures from the first two waves (19 figures).  I'm not saying that my experience is typical, but for me, I have less interest in buying marginal characters in this line.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
« on: September 28, 2010, 05:06 PM »
Do I need to step on it too?  Or throw it around a bit?  Play fetch with a dog?  Any other stereotypical insults to postal workers I should include? 

Store it in Newman's apartment for a few weeks?

Hey Hasbro! / Re: Galactic Heroes Twilight
« on: September 27, 2010, 02:27 PM »
^^ Love that idea.  My son is a big fan of the GH AT-AT and we've managed to pack all our GH Snowtroopers (I think we have 2), AT-AT drivers (5) and AT-AT Commanders (2) inside; along with the pack-in speeder bike.  Not sure that Twilight would be a huge seller, but I'd buy it!

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: September 20, 2010, 10:27 AM »
Great episodes.  I liked the exterior shots of Kamino, particularly the bridges and landing platforms between the buildings.  I really liked 99 and I'm glad he got to do his part for his brothers.

Quick question, who was the 5th member of Domino Squad?  Heavy, Fives, Echo, Cut-up and ____?

The Vintage Collection / Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
« on: September 15, 2010, 02:29 PM »
I can see the "free" argument, but considering they are paying to ship a relatively light item, using the slowest possible method, you'd think a little more of the $7 could go towards packing...

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: 2010 Saga Legends Figures
« on: September 15, 2010, 09:40 AM »
I don't see why they have to play the victim in that relationship. As the client, they should have ALL the leverage. "Hey, start doing a better job making our toys or we will take our business elsewhere". Enough of this wag the dog stuff.

But they aren't the victim, they are the partner.  They already accomplished what they set out to do; which is to get us (the consumer) to buy the figure.  As loud as collectors complain about these detail things, we aren't the largest portion of Hasbro's sales and we certainly aren't the largest portion of the Saga Legends sales (given what currently in that mix).  Frankly, I don't see a little kid really caring that this battle droid has big eyes, when he's fighting against a Clone Wars Anakin.  So Hasbro and the factory, and the retailer, have all gotten paid, so no one is going to rock the boat by threatening to cancel the contract over what amounts to tiny details.  As long as the factory makes the number of units and charges the price agreed upon, the rest is just detail stuff, which is worked out by Hasbro asking the factory to make a change to all future units.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Birthday Rob!
« on: September 14, 2010, 10:55 AM »
Where do you get to sit on your flight?  I'm guessing you don't have free reign to move around the plane while in flight....

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Birthday Rob!
« on: September 13, 2010, 10:31 AM »
Happy Birthday Rob

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