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Other Toy Lines / Re: Buffy / Angel Figure Lines Cancelled
« on: July 31, 2003, 07:33 PM »
Just imagine Art Asylum doing Buffy/Angel figs, and feel your heart sink.  Still hope, I suppose.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Buffy / Angel Figure Lines Cancelled
« on: July 31, 2003, 02:33 AM »
Ditto, HMI.   ;D

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Lord of the Rings
« on: July 31, 2003, 02:32 AM »
I echo all of HMI's sentiments (including the stealing).  Sad, wonderful, epic.  

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Bob Hope: Thanks For The Memories
« on: July 28, 2003, 08:41 PM »
One of the greats.  Thanks,  Bob.

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

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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

(cue Welcome Back, Kotter theme song)

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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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