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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: April 17, 2014, 08:42 PM »
Most of Obi-Wan's life is unaccounted for. The only reason for them to introduce a character like this is to explain where they came from, which suggests (if any of this is true) we'll see Ewan McGregor again as Obi-Wan, likely in a stand alone movie set in the gap between ROTS and ANH. I'd be all for that. I'm also all for an Obi-Wan who is not a cardboard cut-out of himself as we've discussed I think here before. If he had a child, or grandchildren, I don't think that diminishes him in any way. It may compound the tragedy of Obi-Wan Kenobi - does he forego what we can only speculate would have been a chance at a normal life, to adhere to his vows, to his duty to Luke? Does he even know about any offspring? I guess we'll find out. If any of it is true.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: April 5, 2014, 08:09 PM »
Great scores Nick. Sise and Tigg Fromm are moving up my list, especially now that I finished off R2 and 3-PO. Oh, and these guys...

Amazing score of all four of these guys together for a tremendous price. All are complete save for Boba, who is missing the cape and gun. Otherwise a HOF score. Never imagined I own an IG88 much less ever see one, but now I do!

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: April 3, 2014, 07:32 PM »
Jason - Ka-Pow is well worth going to. Lots of great stuff to look at... Star Wars is hit and miss. He did have a boxed 12 inch Fett that was spectacular. I got my Sandcrawler there last fall. Higher priced than Quake for sure.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: April 2, 2014, 07:23 PM »
Some new pick ups:

Very quickly found a companion for 3PO for a great price. Also picked up carded unpunched EWOKS Logray there in the back. Along with him came a loose Logray and what I thought was a Comics Figura Wicket, but pretty sure now is Disney:

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: April 2, 2014, 07:15 PM »
Not sure on the cards either but good deal on the Landspeeder. Looking at ebay $50 seems fair if they're good shape.

Collections / Re: JediJman's Month o' Vintage
« on: April 2, 2014, 05:42 PM »
WOW. Amazing set up.

Vintage Trading and Classifieds / Darby's WTB List
« on: April 2, 2014, 05:37 PM »
Hi all, just thought I'd post about some of the things I am looking for, in case anyone is looking to sell. Thanks!

5/12 Update:


STAR WARS carded: 12B Obi-Wan, 12B Vader, 12B Sand People, 12B Death Squad Commander, 32B Yoda, 31B Hoth Imperial Snowtrooper, POTF Han in Carbonite, POTF Amanaman

STAR WARS Loose Figures: Brown Hair Farmboy Luke, BH Bespin Luke, Yarna prototype custom

DROIDS Loose figures: Vlix (even a nice custom would do - in fact interested in any customs of Series 2 protoypes) Kea Moll, Uncle Gundy, Jann Tosh, Thall Joben, Jord Dusat, Sise Fromm, Tigg Fromm. W/ coins preferred.

EWOKS Loose figures: Dulok Scout, Dulok Shaman, King Gornesh, W/ coins preferred. Also interested in any Series 2 Ewoks customs.

ESB Wampa version vinyl carrying case

ROTJ vinyl carrying case

ROTJ C3PO carrying case

DROIDS A-Wing Fighter Box

Death Star Playset Boxed

Cantina Adventure Playset Boxed

Palitoy DS Playset Boxed

More to come!

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: March 25, 2014, 07:49 PM »
Got a long sought figure finally off ebay the other day:

Fair price, and he came with the non-Droids coin. I still have the Droids cartoon coin from the 3-PO I had as a kid (sadly did not survive many moves and puberty) so this was a nice addition. Together at last:

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: March 23, 2014, 11:41 AM »
Was in Chicago over the weekend and along with the usual stops at Quake and now Ka-Pow, I stopped by Forever Young also. I hadn't been there before and wasn't sure if it still was, knowing she was selling the place. Turns out she is still there and I had a great haul. Got all this for just over $200:

A lot of great fun stuff, but I think the Spanish PVC Droids 3-PO was by far the coolest find. If I remember correctly this was Comic Figuras? Not sure. I think there was an R2 also but she didn't have him. Also loved the complete set of ROTJ candy dispensers with the candy still inside! I loved these as a kid.

I like toys.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: March 17, 2014, 01:11 PM »
Shipped.  :) Out of the way to go get.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: March 16, 2014, 10:46 AM »
I got a nice lot of stuff off craigslist for $90 shipped the other day. Great deal. All of it was upgrades except for the Ewok Village, which I;d show if photobucket didn't pass out in the middle of this post... it isn't complete, but came with the catapult:

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: March 15, 2014, 01:14 AM »
Wow. Amazing score!  ;D

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2014 Wave 2
« on: March 10, 2014, 09:52 PM »
I guess the idea of making the boxes bigger to accommodate him was... a maybe? Oh well. I'll be freeing the beast.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Six?
« on: March 9, 2014, 11:18 AM »
I actually kind of enjoyed the two Jar Jar episodes, once they got into all of the Indiana Jones riffs. The Temple of Doom stuff was a lot of fun, and the market chase ala Raiders was too. What really stood out in these episodes, and all 13, was the truly outstanding art direction and cinematography. Watching them all more or less together really reinforced that. I don't think it's a stretch to say what we saw here was beyond anything before in the CW, and to a large extent, any of the movies. The zero G scenes in the Order 66 arc (amazing) and the Miyazaki weird wonder of the Yoda arc really pushed this beyond certainly a Saturday morning cartoon show.

The subject matter did as well. This was by far the heaviest and darkest territory the show entered. I enjoyed the Order 66, Sifo-Dyas and Yoda quest in general, but a lot of served to make the Jedi stupid. Before they were blind perhaps, or naive, but once it became clear that Dooku had manipulated them into taking on an army he had created, which the Jedi are now using to fight him, and choose to sit on it, that's too much. Frankly any one with any self respect in that temple would be screaming up and down that 1) we're fighting a war against one of our own with troops he created who also by the way 2) have exhibited enough behavior to question their true loyalty. Yoda is right, there is a political price in doing anything to make the truth of the clones public. It is a far less price to pay than the one they ultimately do. A more interesting story would have been Yoda exploring the idea of disbanding the clone army, and the push back from Palpatine, the Kaminoans, and the clones themselves. The subject of the clones as individuals, as property, has been a fascinating one on the show and worth more investigation. The fact that the Jedi never challenge the use of slaves speaks volumes about their point of view, and that's something the show could have gone further in.


And hell yeah, Mark Hamill!  ;D

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