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Middle Earth / Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
« on: August 20, 2003, 02:29 PM »
Eowyn!!  Eowyn!!  ;D

I remember thinking when TTT came out how royally she got the shaft, and now here we're getting two great Eowyn figs at the same time.

And yeah, these people need to learn restraint.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Your Best of 2003 (So Far)
« on: August 20, 2003, 02:24 PM »
Best:
DFC Padme
Hoth Han
Deluxe Obi Wan Kamino Battle
Yoda & Chian
Obi Wan Kenobi Nightclub (judging from pics)

Worst:
Throne Room Luke
Total Control Mace
R2 Booster Rockets

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Middle Earth / Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
« on: August 19, 2003, 03:24 PM »
Yay!  Aragorn.  Can't wait to see carded pics of Eowyn in Armor.  

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Wal-Mart circumsizes Goldmember?!
« on: August 19, 2003, 03:24 PM »
I stopped buying anything entertainment wise at Wal Mart when they started dropping books because their content might refrence 9/11 - a romance novel, for example, that features an airliner in distress.  WTF?  They will carry those 'tribute' books with the big pics of images none of us need reminding of.  And they edit music.  When a chain store starts dictating terms to the arts, it's time to bail.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Emperor, Faytonni, WA-7, Vader and Luke
« on: August 19, 2003, 03:21 PM »
I'm still wait and see on the Emperor myself.  I like the idea of the moveable hood, but it's all about execution.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Newforce
« on: August 19, 2003, 03:19 PM »
I also recieved my Wave 13 from Newforce yesterday.  Perfect condition, except my Darth Maul who I intended to leave carded was loose in the bubble and his lightsaber is bent in a lovely U shape.  And Yoda's hand fell off.  And so did Aalya's arm.  

After my Wave 15 debacle, where I recieved two Chewie's and no Hoth Han, I've decided I won't order online anymore.  Nothing against Rick - it's not his fault by any means.  It's Hasbro's.  But apparently the only to ensure getting what I want is to inspect it in a store before I buy it.  And if I don't find it, I don't find it.  

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Isnt it time for a Resculpt of Ben Kenobi OT
« on: August 19, 2003, 03:15 PM »
Me, too.  But no soft goods.  (ducks)

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Middle Earth / Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
« on: August 15, 2003, 11:40 PM »
I found all the available ROTK figs today at TRU with the exception of course of Eowyn and Bilbo.  I only bought Frodo because they cost $9 each, but I was impressed with all of them.   I'm looking forward to the rest.

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Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Clone Wars Carded Pics
« on: August 14, 2003, 02:53 PM »
I always liked the ARC Trooper, and my opinion of Anakin went up big time after seeing this.  Still not sure if I'll get him, though.  Yoda: sigh.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: How are you feeling?
« on: August 14, 2003, 02:52 PM »
Hmm.

I mentioned something about being burnt out in another thread the other day... and I still am.  I think it's just too much of a good thing.  Adam Pawlus frequently vets a 'year off' idea for Hasbro, and the more I think about it, it makes sense to me.  Give us a little time to recharge the batteries.  Get excited again.

I also look at my collection and am kind of overwhelmed by it.  There's no space for anything new, no way to display any sizable portion of it, and it becomes more an issue of containing it than collecting it.  

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: How are you feeling?
« on: August 13, 2003, 06:32 PM »
Unless Lucas has some plan for TV (cartoons, live action, etc.) after EP3, things will wind down pretty fast I think.  I also believe Jesse has it right, that Hasbro extended the license as a defensive measure more than anything else.  SW I think is reaching a point somewhat (though not as bad) as Star Trek, where a break from the franchise may actually help in the long run.  I'm not saying it's there yet, but after EP3, a nice little break may be just what SW needs to get people excited the way they were back in '95 when things started up again.

As far as the toys go, it's clear there's a core base that will eat up these toys no matter if there's films or not.  Because of that, I think it's very possible the toys will continue one way or another for a very long time.  Unless we have situations like we do now where Wal Mart simply won't carry a broad line of SW stuff with nothing to support it.  We'll see.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Screen Scenes Wave 2
« on: August 13, 2003, 06:26 PM »
I'm glad these are coming so soon but I don't even have the first ones yet!  I have them on order from Newforce, but nothing so far.  I'm really looking forward to both of these.  Great stuff.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Who's Left From Hoth?
« on: August 12, 2003, 07:21 PM »
Ditto everything Jesse said right down to letter, including these:

Snowspeeder Pilot Wedge w/ removable helmet
AT-AT Driver resculpt

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Who are these People!!!
« on: August 12, 2003, 03:55 PM »
Spuffy

Name: Darby
Age: 28
Occupation: Writer of stuff
Where oh where: Waterloo, IA
Status: Girlfriend type person.
Children: Are smaller than adults.
Pets: A cat, Squirt, and a German Shepherd, Pepper.
Toy Lines That Bleed Me Dry: SW, LOTR, mostly.
Sports Teams: Cubbies
Favorite Authors: Neil Gaiman, John Irving, Michael Cunningham, Kelly Link, Michael Chabon, Lorrie Moore...

I've been in love with SW since I saw it at the Skyview drive in in Waterloo when I was three.  It's had a profound impact on my life, inspiring me to create from the get go.  

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Check Hasbro NOW
« on: August 12, 2003, 03:40 PM »
Around here at least (Iowa) it varies.  Some army builders are extremely popular (POTJ Scout Trooper being the most memorable) while others like the bearded Endor Soldier or the Destroyer Droid or the POTJ Bespin Guard were less so.  This year core characters don't last on pegs, unless its Jango Fett, and even the repack KE version out now seems to be moving too.


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