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Modern Classifieds / Help Me, Santa, you're my only hope.
« on: May 15, 2005, 12:12 PM »
UPDATE 12/6/2005

Looking for the following...

I. Shocktrooper...I'll take as many as possible, loose or carded, I don't care! I've given up looking for them.

II. Tactical Ops Trooper...See above!

III. Shadow Trooper...See above!

IV. AT-ST (POTF2 or POTJ, loose or boxed)

So I'm pretty fed up with searching the me, good folks of JD.

Here's a sample from the prequel to my next photonovel, The United.

The setting for this Photonovel is one year after the events of Revenge of the Sith, on the second "Empire Day". The picture is of the Imperial propaganda promoting the ever growing military. The text reads:  "Defending you"


United: The Sacrafice the Bearer Beared

“After the glorious Emperor saved the Galaxy from the cold deathly claws of the Separatist Movement, he then realized the dangers that still faced the Galaxy. Through deploying the mighty Grand Army of the Empire to various theatres of war across the Galaxy, the Emperor was able to maintain order from the savage demagogues in the outer rim. United and Mighty, the Emperor finally freed the Galaxy of its dangerous self and took unto him it’s body…single, united. Forever.” - The Imperial Tome for the Advancement of the United, 4:23.

The mid morning is a bright one on the sterile, white streets of Imperial Center Monument. The Monument itself is an offering to the brave warriors of the Clone Wars. Its linear streets and alleys devoid of permanent life, in a way it’s just like the brave Clone Soldiers that the monument is built for…unwavering…cold…soulless.

But not today, today was a day for celebration. Coruscanti and off-worlder alike joined in the merriment of this, the second “Empire Day”. Crowds nearly 2 million strong line the streets near the executive boxes where the Military High Command and Imperial Supporters stand around the heroic zenith of the age, Emperor Palpatine.

The Emperor stands tall, and yet hides his distorted and disgusting features from the public under the hood of his black robe. The Emperor is somewhat like the Galaxy at the time…simple. He wears only a black robe, carries only a modest cane, and is surrounded by a few necessary bodyguards

. But neither are truly simple, the Galaxy is at war with itself...mainly thanks to the cancer of Palpatine. The Emperor, however, shares a different kind of turmoil. His only thoughts are of self-advancement and the destruction of all he sees inferior. Yet where would he be without the inferior rabble? He knows deep down that until he can achieve his ultimate goal…to become the Force persona, he will need to keep the infidels around. This is where his true hatred comes from, from his drive to destroy the infidels and his frustration at continually having to climb to reach the top. He wants his goal now. He wants to destroy them now. But he cannot. Not even if he wants to.

The Senatorial procession makes its way down the street, turning sharply into the Executive boxes. A young human male, of dark pigment carries the banner of the former Galactic Republic ahead of two Imperial Security officers in smart blue uniforms. Behind them, a small cockade of blue robed Senate guards. One of them even sporting the antiquated feather adorned fin.

The crowds go silent as the standard bearer approaches the executive arena. He passes a column of Clone Troopers, their blasters at the ready. The column of soldiers is flanked by Imperial Veterans of war…sporting the old fashion armor from just a few years earlier. The Empire is the Military Industrial Complex gone mad, with new materials being supplied to high priority personnel every so two or three years.

Behind these troops, several Clone Troopers stand arranged in an eerie living statue like pose…each precise to a fault. And in front of the column stands the commander of these forces, his arms crossed proudly at his back, his smug expression atypical of a “fit and willing Imperial son”.

Under the Emperors box stands several Imperial Senators, notebly Mon Mothma and Bail Organa. Beside them stand many of the Emperors closest advisors, wearing dark colored robes of a simple make

It was once said by the now deceased poet Jahkaus Amoul that the “Greatness and pomp that was once the regal Galactic Republic is now gone, replaced only by cold unfeeling utility. In essence, the Galaxy has been made sterile, and callous,”.
Even though a rose colored image of the late Republic, it is true. The Empire was dead, more superficial. Society had lost something since the beginnings of the rise of the Emperor…an ornate elegance it would never truly restore. This is represented in the attire of the Emperors advisors and friend’s, there is no longer a need or a want for unnecessary pleasures. Only for what is now.

As the Senatorial procession advances forward, a human male wearing povish clothes jumps forward with a blaster and fires into the heart of the young standard bearer. Shouting “Long Remember the Death of the Republic!”, the man is mowed down by blaster fire from the soldiers in the colum. The officer of the troops is also killed in that fated instant.

The crowds panic and begin to flee before the voice of the Emperor is heard over the screams of small children. “STOP! This is a time for celebration! We shall celebrate the sacrifice of this brave young son of the sons! And we shall celebrate the self elimination of this insidious threat!”

And so the people did return to their stations, faithful that their beloved leader was right. After all, he did survive the Jedi Rebellion.
And like the Jedi Rebellion, this was but a ploy…a ploy in a much, much larger scheme.

Saga Collection '06 / 2007
« on: March 18, 2005, 02:24 PM »
Is anyone else afraid of what Hasbro might do with the line if we do indeed get 3D movies? Looking at what they did with GI-Joe, I wouldn't be suprised if the normal 3-4 inch line was put on hiatus aswell.

March 12th, 2007
Hasbro updates today informing us that the Basic figure line has been put on permanent hiatus to make way for their new Total Force 8inch figure line, offering
mechanized battle attack and force speaking action. These figures will retail for 19.99 at all brick and mortar stores everywhere!

Revenge of the Sith / RotS Product Leaks: Already?
« on: January 28, 2005, 10:47 AM »
The front page has a story of the first set of figures being found in Mn. Is this true? If so, are there pictures? More details, please!

Revenge of the Sith / 2005 Toy Fair!
« on: January 17, 2005, 10:28 PM »
So, since Toy Fare is less than a month away...and given that Hasbros showing will most likely be Revenge-centric I thought it'd be appropriate to start a thread.

Anyway, who are ya'll sending off to this one?

Collections / Reconstruction: I
« on: January 11, 2005, 05:48 PM »
Today marked the offical phase of reconstruction for my Star Wars collection after the move in October. A little late, I know, but I've been to busy/lazy to actually do anything till today. Here's part I of the reconstruction phase...the Rebel Alliance (sans pilots....I have something special in mind for them)

Episode 1 / Nostalgia?
« on: December 15, 2004, 04:35 PM »
Has anyone thus far had a hankering to buy Episode I figures? I dunno why, but latley I've just been craving these little buggers and wanting to buy up the whole line again.
Oddly enough, I'd call it nostaliga. Sorta like how the original SW bunch started rebuying the Vintage Line.

Anyone else felt more drawn to the Episode I line over time?

Modern Classifieds / Wants list
« on: December 9, 2004, 10:20 PM »
I'd like the following:

AT-ST (modern)( 3.75 inch figures)

The Wookiee Arcade / New Star Wars RTS?
« on: November 11, 2004, 05:04 PM »
With the talk of a new Star Wars baised RTS coming out, I thought it'd be pretty cool brainstorm on what this may possibly include.

So, what can we expect? I personaly hope it's just as good as the original Empire Earth, since that game, nearly 3 years later, still owns 100%.

Modern Classifieds / Wants
« on: October 31, 2004, 03:38 AM »
I'm looking for the following Action Fleet vehicles from the old Galoob line:

- Imperial Landingship

- Slave I


- B-Wing

Let's hope for a good response, eh?

Revenge of the Sith / The Mustafar Playset...
« on: October 23, 2004, 03:23 AM »
will apperantly be huge. Anyone else looking foward to it? And am I the only one wishing it would come out on April 2nd?

Watto's Junk Yard / September 11th, 2001...
« on: September 9, 2004, 12:28 PM »
Pardon any mistakes of spelling or grammar, today rather than just being lazy, I have the flu...


This coming Saturday it will have been 3 years since that day. Does anyone remeber what they were doing that day, when it happend?

I do, I remeber it quite well.

At my school they told us nothing. I'm not sure why, but I feel cheated slightly, that they'd try to mask reality from us. Especially on a day when the true reality of the world became appearent.

That day at lunch, my friend Nathan's dad came to eat with him, it was his birthday, and not suprisingly politics were what I wanted to discuss. I stressed the point that Russia and China remained huge threats to the US, and that terrorism should be the least of our worries. Talk about Irony, eh?
I remeber Nathan's dad wisperd something to him, I can only assume now what he said.

I paid it no mind and went on about my day. It wasn't till I was picked up that afternoon that I learned of what happend. I was so suprised, and slightly scared.
I then went home and watched the news for a little bit. I collected all the information I could, soaking it in, but I could only take about an hour and a half of it, I then went down to the park.

At the park all the talk was New York, and names were being sent about. I remeber arguing with one of my friends, Justin, that this was an attack, and not just an accident. He wouldn't budge though, I suppose that's just the way Cradit is really, he dosen't except defeat.

Latter that day I went home and watched more news, and became even more frightend. Chemical Attacks? Nuclear Attacks? How can you go from infallable to some Arabs Bitch?

When my dad got home my family and I went out to eat dinner, but the mood was that of reprisal and confusion. Not good for eating, but good for conversation.
 After that, I remeber hearing on the radio that Saddam Hussein praised the attacks and said "The Cowboy is finally getting what he deserves!". That infuritated me, as I had secrectly suspected the Iraqis all along.

When I got home, I went to bed and hoped that school would be cancelled.

Looking back on September 11, I think that it really isn't a tragedy. I view it as a warning of the future if we do not act against the terrorists. In the long run, I feel that 9/11 will prove to save more people, be they American or Syrian, than kill them.

We have a chance now to right the wrongs of the last century, and let's do it right!

On Saturday I was lucky enough to find two Admiral Ozzel's at my local Wal-Mart. However, I did not like the Admiral Ozzel head sculpt and began to think of what cooler figures could be made from him.

I then decided that he'd look pretty sweet with a Captain Antilles head. And so I swapped them. The Antilles head did fit the post, if not just a bit snuggly.

Then I put Ozzel's head on the Antilles body and I thought it look pretty neat for a Sergeant or something and BAM! 2 new and neat looking customs!

Pictures will be coming soon, I have to recharge the batteries for the cam.

Watto's Junk Yard / Hurricane Season 2004
« on: August 9, 2004, 09:38 PM »
Tropical Storm Bonnie is the second storm of the season so far, and appears to potentially be setting up to hit the US by weeks end.

The projected 5 day track puts Bonnie over Camden South Carolina by Friday afternoon. By then she will have become a Tropical Depression once more.

Also, a third Tropical Depression has formed near the Windward Islands.

More information:

And more information on TD3:

So, place your bets, which one will hit the US and which one will be stronger?

Revenge of the Sith / Breaking the bank, what's the price?
« on: July 31, 2004, 09:04 AM »
Rumors from the orient point to the fact that Episode III figures could potentially cost as much as 12 dollars USD. A scarey thought I know. Let's just hope this dosen't happen. Because if it does, the line may very well end, and the figures will forever sit on the pegs at Toys R Us.

So my question to you is, how much are you willing to pay for Revenge figures? And if indeed they are outrageously priced, will you wait for them to go on clearance and risk later waves being impossible to find?

I think I'd buy a few, but wait for clearance on the armybuilders.

AND (to anwser my first question) I wouldn't pay more than 7 dollars really. Episode I was outrageoues, but I could live with that for about a year.

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