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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Anyone preorder the wave 13 case from NFC?
« on: July 28, 2003, 08:40 PM »
In a word: Ugh.

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I think they could do the AT-TE for around the same price as the Gunship, $40-50 or so.  I also wonder how distribution will be for these three packs, considering Wal Mart isn't carrying them.  The Jedi pack (the one I want most) is shortpacked, and essentially so are the color Clone variants.  Could get ugly unless they ship the bejebus out of them.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Saga 2004 - Predictions
« on: July 23, 2003, 07:21 PM »
Considering the Lars Homestead was on the rumor list not too long ago (with the Wampa cave), I'd imagine we'll see those figs either as a Screen Scene, or broken up into the waves.  

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Saga 2004 - Predictions
« on: July 22, 2003, 11:49 PM »
Considering the sizable accessory Riekken comes with, I wonder if he wasn't part of a larger Screen Scene featuring other characters.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Themed Waves: Let The Speculation Begin!
« on: July 22, 2003, 08:40 PM »
Half and half on the themes would be fine for me.  I don't want them forgetting about the PT too much.

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Newbies / Re: I Just Wanted to Say...................
« on: July 22, 2003, 01:28 AM »
Welcome back!

(cue Welcome Back, Kotter theme song)

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I'm not disappointed at all.  The only place this could have gone is deeper into EU, which Hasbro can do in a basic SW line.  I am surprised however that they're not planning on taking it further.  

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Themed Waves: Let The Speculation Begin!
« on: July 20, 2003, 03:55 AM »
Ah! R5!  I nearly forgot about him.  I'd consider him a slam dunk for that Tatooine wave now that I think about it.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Scoop JediMAC at Comic Con...Hasbro Q&A
« on: July 20, 2003, 03:52 AM »
I only pray that Jesse's apocalyptic predictions are alarmist, but he's probably right.  Either the CW stuff is so successful elsewhere and Wal Mart realizes the error of its ways, or it tanks, and we're all instant internet shoppers.

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Silverzed makes many good points, and I think he hits the nail on the head.  Clone Wars are DOA at Wal Mart.  Not good at all.  I don't think that means the end of the road for SW at retail - not at all - but it shows that retailers have been avoiding SW this year as if it were contagious.  Wal Mart seems to have made the mistake of buying into EP2 way too much after the hard lesson of EP1.  They got saddled with a lot of overstock and are now treating the brand as if it's to blame.

Wal Mart is going to lose out on some cash this year, and next, if they continue to approach SW this way.  Not that it matters to their bottom line, but the incidental business they get from we collectors going on toy runs could diminish.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Saga 2004 - Predictions
« on: July 19, 2003, 09:46 PM »
Jimmy, are those figs that haven't seen the light... yet possibly the Trophy figures?  Have you heard anything from your source about when and where these figures may turn up?  I imagine both could pop up in a Naboo themed wave next year...

And I wonder what figure could be the one sculpted and abandoned for the Jedi Master Points promotion?  Any hints?

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: New JABBA COMING-From ROTJ or ANH!!!
« on: July 19, 2003, 09:43 PM »
To Jimmy you listen.   ;)

I also think Hem Dazon and Hermi are coming next year one way or the other.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Themed Waves: Let The Speculation Begin!
« on: July 19, 2003, 09:41 PM »
I also would take any theme that would get us an Orange Handmaiden Padme.  The fact we haven't gotten one yet is criminal.  

I wonder if there will be more OT waves than PT.  I know many collectors (most?) prefer the OT, and POTJ relied heavily on it after the sour taste of TPM.  Myself I'll take all the PT figs I can get.  I'm hoping for a Senate wave, an Arena wave (all Jedi!), and anything that gets me Trophy Obi Wan, Dorme, or Ratts Tyrell.

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Saga '02-'04 / Themed Waves: Let The Speculation Begin!
« on: July 19, 2003, 04:53 AM »
Here is some guess work on my part using what we know and also what's shown up on some rumor lists.  I've only done up to six waves, and no PT ones, although I'm awfully tempted.  Anyways, here goes:

Hoth: Luke, Rebel Trooper, R3-PO, Riekken, Wampa

Tatooine: ROTJ Luke, C3-PO & Escape Pod

Jabba’s Palace: Weequay, Bib Fortuna, Bartender R2, Jabba w/ Dais
 
Yavin: General Dodonna, Captain Antillies, Wedge, Rebel Trooper in Watch Tower

Star Destroyer: Dengar, Ozzel or Veers, Vader in Meditation Chamber

Speculation Goodness:

Bespin: Leia Bespin Gown, Cloud Car Pilot, Vader (from POTJ CD-ROM), Han in Torture Rack

For the PT waves, I'd love to see a focus on the Jedi (either in the Arena or in the Temple), as well as the Senate.  I think a Senate pod car would be perfect for the new deluxe pieces.   Hmm...

Galactic Senate: Senator Amidala (E2), Toonbuck Tora, Dorme  ;D and Senate Car w/ Wookie Senator?

Now let's hear your guys thoughts/wishes/expectations.

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I was surprised to see pics but not surprised they're doing them, I guess.  I think the biggest and nicest surprise was Riekken, and perhaps the fantastic looking Hoth Luke.  He illustrates what Hoth Han (still a pretty good fig) should have been.

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