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1. Jabba
2. Admiral Ackbar
3. Rebel Endor Trooper SA
4. Wicket
5. Gamorrean Guard
6. Endor Bunker Imperial (with backstory that he was a college football player, which is why he jumped over the railing when Han threw that case at him)
7. Teebo
8. Logray
9. Home One Lando (with authentic reversing sash, watch the scene, you'll see it)
10. Chewbacca w/ Ewok roasting spit (Hey we got Throne C-3PO and R2 w/ carry sticks..), which could be reused for Han and Luke w/ roasting spit....

Other Collectibles / Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
« on: May 16, 2008, 01:04 PM »
Ah, but are they going to be in normal colors, or the Special BMF squadron colors, that is the real question. ::)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Office
« on: May 16, 2008, 09:03 AM »
I can't even figure out what my favorite part of the episode was.  Was it Creed being unable to remember what he does, Michael actually being normal to a woman he likes (Holly), Kevin's "special" status, Jim nearly proposing to Pam, Ryan getting arrested (on YouTube!), or Dwight and Angela's wardrobe malfunction in accounting.  Great episode.  I'm really looking forward next season.  I'm wondering what they are going to do with Ryan's old job.  We already know that Jim was at least considered for the position previously (it wasn't shown, but did he actual turn David down for the job during the interview? I can't remember), he clearly is someone that David Hallob (sp?) CFO likes and with Pam going to the city, I think Jim might be tempted this time.

Again, great way to end the season.

Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: Republic Commando
« on: May 15, 2008, 11:16 AM »
The first two were more about how the commandos operate, but True Colors seemed to dive more into what it meant to be a clone and allowed them to look at bigger view of the universe and their part in it.  I liked it and thought it was a good read.  Karen Traviss does a very good job with Star Wars books, in my opinion.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« on: May 15, 2008, 11:13 AM »
Just started Champion's of the Force.  Not wild about the series, but I hadn't read it yet, so I'll finish it up.

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Your Favorite Jedi?
« on: May 15, 2008, 11:11 AM »
Plo Koon.  Just think he's got a cool look to him.

Other Collectibles / Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
« on: May 15, 2008, 11:07 AM »
I've seen the new wave near Albany, NY.  I thought we were going to get a Galactic Marine Galactic Hero.  Is that not correct?  I knew about Bacara, but could have sworn I've seen something online about the Marine too.  Maybe that's just wishful thinking.  Anyone else remember that?  Or is it just a great idea?

Other Collectibles / Re: Hasbro Mighty Muggs
« on: May 15, 2008, 11:05 AM »
If they took the head of the mold they could do a super battle droid.  But then it would be really short, but I think the Yoda and Chewbacca are the same height...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« on: May 14, 2008, 01:14 PM »
No they figured out what was south of the Rishi Maze.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: I'm gonna be a dad!!!
« on: May 13, 2008, 01:24 PM »
Congrats and good luck Chris.  The "its for the kid" line is a good one, but only if the toy is vaguely age appropriate (and you aren't using it on your Wife, she will never believe you).

Watto's Junk Yard / More Wal-Mart Bashing
« on: May 13, 2008, 01:19 PM »
Plus I'm sure that the Gates' keep the bathroom much cleaner. :P

30th Anniversary Collection / Re: SDCC 501st Legion R2-KT
« on: May 13, 2008, 01:15 PM »
I've seen them go for pretty much what they originally sold for $10, on ebay.  Plus 4 or 5 bucks shipping, but I had to pay atleast that to get it from Hasbro originally...  Someone, found a couple at a TJ Maxx a couple months ago.

Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: Best OT-era Novels/Books?
« on: May 12, 2008, 04:56 PM »
I read the Boba Fett triology a couple years ago.  Basically Boba doesn't die in the Rancor, gets saved by Dengar and then takes down the bounty hunter guild.  I found it kind of hard to follow and a bit out there.  I'd skip that one.

The X-Wing books drew me in and were good reading.  I'd recommend those.

Timothy Zahn books tend to be very safe bets, though some are better than others.

Muftak is right, don't read the Jedi Academy series expecting it to be like the Thrawn trilogy, its not.  Though I read I, Jedi before I read the Jedi Academy series and it seemed to kind of speed through some of the slower parts.

Hey Hasbro! / Re: Admiral Ackbar
« on: May 12, 2008, 03:00 PM »
Ackbar needs a redo.  Though I have to say that I think I'd rather have a new Rebel Fleet Trooper, maybe with a variety of head sculpts, ala the Imp Officer from 2007's SL.

The Original Trilogy / Re: TIE Fighters
« on: May 9, 2008, 04:10 PM »
Also the fragility of the Tie Fighters serves as a reminder to the Imperial Pilots that they must obey.  Its kind of hard to defect in a Tie fighter when you can't really run away and you can't land on your own.  By eliminating hyperdrives and landing gear in the fighters, they had to dock with the Star Destroyer.  And since they were pretty cheap to build, it was no great loss to leave one behind if they Star Destroyer had to leave in a hurry.  By reinforcing that the individuals are all cogs within the machine, the Empire was able to keep its own troops in line.

I agree with some of the earlier comments though.  I don't really see that the empire had a great need to put out fires, so to speak.  Their rule was pretty well established and they would have been only fighting disbursed rebel groups, not major Separatist groups across thousands of star systems.  So its unlikely that they would have sent in a group of just Tie fighters (why send in a Tie fighter, when you can send in an Impstar-Deuce and a whole wing of fighters).  Its not like they were short of Star Destroyers.

Lastly, I think its in the novelization of Revenge of the Sith, but Obi Wan marvels at how handy it is that Grievous' ship had an internal hyperdrive, clearly a luxury in a ship that small, at that time.  Saved him from looking for a hyperspace ring, and let him make a clean get away from Utupau.

So I think Tie Hyperspace boxes would have been unnecessary for the Empire and would have actually run counter to some of their policies.

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