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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Cantina Wave 2 Sets a No Go
« on: June 25, 2003, 12:27 AM »
Everything is a pre-order these days, isn't it?   :P

Internet ordered, anyhow.

Try collecting solely by visiting retail stores, that ought to be enough to kill your interest in the hobby for a long time  to come.  I'm pretty sure most collectors utilize the internet in some way, shape, or form to round out their collections now, if not obtain the majority of new wave figures.


The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Galactic Battlegrounds
« on: June 25, 2003, 12:23 AM »
I'll have DSL in early July.

Until then...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Most regetful thing u ever did
« on: June 16, 2003, 11:36 PM »
Opening your figures is never a bad thing.  Personally, I can't decide whether collecting carded is better than loose or vice versa.  But I do know that I love my loose collection.

Dressel Rebel's solution:  I buy 2 of each figure (except army builders which usually amount to 15+ of each).  One to keep carded, one to open.


The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Who kills who in E3
« on: June 16, 2003, 11:21 PM »
It's pretty much all conjecture at this point.

But here's to hoping somebody chokes Jar Jar.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Count Dooku
« on: June 16, 2003, 12:12 AM »
And all this time I thought the green saber was inserted to complete the ever so festive green and red Christmas feel, incase the Dooku figure was a holiday gift.

Wonders never cease.

Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Army Builder
« on: June 15, 2003, 11:04 PM »
Any figure that would make sense to buy in multiples because they appeared that way on screen.

Stormtroopers, endor rebel troopers, rebel fleet troppers, biker scouts, royal guards, snowtroopers, battledroids, gungans...etc., etc.

Basically any type of figure that makes sense to display in multiples.

Ephant Mon is not an army builder  :D

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Post Episode III
« on: June 15, 2003, 11:01 PM »
For an example of what Star Wars collectors' interest in the hobby is like in non movie years, refer to 1995.   That was Star Wars madness.  And it still is.  At least, my interest is as high as it ever was.  Movie year or no movie year.  I still want to see all of the characters made that haven't been made yet from the original trilogy, and that's not even counting anything to do with the prequels.  My impression of Star Wars is that it has a superhuman fanbase.  Either these figures are selling out ultra fast these days, or the TRUs, WalMarts, KMarts, Targets, and KBs in my area just aren't getting any in.  I tend to think they just sell oul ultra quick.  What will happen after EIII?  Speaking for myself, my buying habits won't change a bit.

Newbies / Re: That one guy who thinks he's funny..
« on: June 15, 2003, 09:34 PM »
Yeah but with that helmet, rocket pack, and twin blasters you definitely qualify as "fashionably late."

And that's cool with me.

Newbies / Re: jedicecil is dead.... long live jcecil!
« on: June 15, 2003, 09:31 PM »
oh hi yes hello!

Newbies / Re: Hi Everyone
« on: June 15, 2003, 09:10 PM »
oh hi hello!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Spelling
« on: June 14, 2003, 11:50 PM »
I bet nobody here can guess what Gandhi's last words were after he was shot...

Saga '02-'04 / Re: ...More than they can chew?
« on: June 14, 2003, 11:43 PM »
but the way it seems to me 50 next year means we see 10 and then the other 40 over the next two years. maybe I'm just jaded but I hope they are able to do it.

The way this year is shaping up, there's virtually nothing on pegs and it's mid-June, and I'm not terribly optimistic that I'm going to walk into a retail store and see new stuff anytime soon either.

There is literally no retail store I can go to and buy an '03 SW fig right now, or for the past 6 months.

I haven't even see the Tusken Raider yet, the library droids, the new RFT, the the Imperial Officer, Bariss, Aayla, Lama Su....

None of it.  Zero.  Nada.  Zilch.  Not a single one.

Power of the Force 2 / Re: What's the figure you hate the most?
« on: June 14, 2003, 11:37 PM »
Well, all of the main characters that came out in the first wave on steroids are horrible.  

The monkey face leia that accompanied the steroid junkees was the worst one.  

I agree about Momaw Nadon's weapon, it's dumb.  Especially if you read Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina or the Guide to Alien Species, you'd know that the hammerheads (Ithorians) are pacifists.  He should have been packaged with a potted plant instead.  But the figure itself is okay.  It's got a nice head sculpt.  And I used the head and hands of a couple hammerheads on a Lott Dodd torso to make generic Ithorian senators.  

Power of the Force 2 / Re: Han Solo and Taun Taun 3 3/4"
« on: June 14, 2003, 11:33 PM »
I found the Han Taun Taun, Luke Taun Taun, and Wampa all at retail for $14.99; back then the han taun taun was definitely the hardest of those three to find.  I probably only saw 3 or 4 total.  I saw it once in Electronics Boutique and a couple times at Hills Department Store in Ithaca, NY by Cornell U. where I snagged it.

Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter
« on: June 14, 2003, 09:57 PM »
I read it when it first came out about 2 1/2 years ago.  Actually, I met my girlfriend by discussing this book.  I later furnished her with a copy and she dug it.  We're still together 2 1/2 years later  :D  Who knew Darth Maul could set such a romantic tone?


The book was phat.  My favorite scene was when Maul showed up at the Neimodian 's apt to finish him off and came under attack from the doorway after wiping out those guys sitting around the table.   The best part was when he used his lightsaber to go spinning through the wall and escape.


It was also cool how Lorn found Maul in the end with his back to him and could either take 1 shot with his blaster set for "kill" or 2-3 shots set for "stun".  Judging from where he hit Maul with the first shot, I bet he wishes it was set for "kill" !!!!

Right between the shoulder blades.

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