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Revenge of the Sith / Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« on: August 2, 2005, 02:05 PM »
Looks good, I'll pick one up as I enjoy scaled vehicles. The paint isn't really a big deal to me; it seems to me that every TIE Fighter made by a toy company has the wrong colors.

The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Battlefront II!!!!
« on: August 2, 2005, 01:36 AM »
Okay, the Beta began today, but kits won't arrive until 8/22. It ends on 9/10. I'll keep you guys posted.

Photonovels and Movies / Re: TSR: Voyage to Trideeno - NOW UP!
« on: August 2, 2005, 01:09 AM »
Well here's the third installment of TSR. Hope you enjoy. Special thanks to Vator for creating the planet and mansion! :)


The Millennium Falcon exits hyperspace near the planet Trideeno, the home of Robilus Dralco. Trideeno, once a small, peaceful Outer Rim planet similar to Naboo, has lost half of its land to large cities since the trillionaire made Trideeno his home. Trideeno is now known as the Coruscant of the Outer Rim.

The Falcon glides through the city, with Dralco's mansion as it's destination. Before they can fly any farther, Han and Chewbacca recieve a transmission from Trideenian officials.

OFFICER: Corellian YT-1300, welcome to the lovely planet Trideeno. Unfortunately you are an unidentified craft. Pilots, please tell us the number of people in your ship, your cargo, and your business here on Trideeno.
HAN: Our only cargo is the five passengers and two droids this ship is carrying. Weíre here to speak with Robilus Dralco, we have an old friend of his sonís with us.
OFFICER: Our laws require a short search of your ship. We are sending an escort fighter to guide you to a landing pad. Your vessel will be recorded in our archives to avoid this on future visits.

The transmission ends. A Trideeno starfighter flies in front of the Falcon.
CHEWIE: Rwarror!
HAN: They arenít crazy, Chewie. Searches like this are typical here. I just hope they donít secretly install anything. Weíll have to do a search when we get back to Coruscant.
CHEWIE: Raaaar!
HAN: Well those giant planet wide sensor scanners were an invention of Dralco. Lots of planets installed them, thatís why heís so rich.

The Trideeno starfighter lands on a large platform, with the Falcon landing right next to it. Han, Chewie, Luke, Leia, Lando, C-3PO, R2-D2, Admiral Elick, and Trideeno Senator Tridia Forgs exit the Falcon as Sivart Dralco, the pilot of the starfighter, greets them.

SIVART: Welcome to Trideeno. Iím sorry to have to put you through this, but itís required by our laws. I promise this will be quick and painless. These men will search your ship for any illegal goods, and register it with our database. That way Ė
Sivart stops and stares at Luke for a second.
LUKE: Sivart? Wow, itís been years!

SIVART: I know! Look at you, a Jedi! I bet that beats the bantha fodder out of your dream of being a pilot in the Academy!
LUKE: Well I bet being the son of a trillionaire does too!
SIVART: Hey, Iím not a trillionaire, Iím just the son of one. Iím working my way up though, right now Iím head of Trideeno security. Anyway, I heard you wanted to speak with my dad?
LUKE: It would be nice if we could.
SIVART: Iíll arrange it immediately. Hey guys, call off the search! These guys are harmless!
Sivart and the mechanics walk off as the Republic leaders huddle together.

THREEPIO: Oh, he seems very friendly! I think Iím going to like it here. It wonít be like all of those horrid locations Artoo likes to visit.
ARTOO: Beep bwap boop.
THREEPIO: But the Kobarrans tried to take me apart and sell me for money!
HAN: So you know this guy well?
LUKE: Well I grew up with him. His dad was one of Palpatineís top advisors and was traveling back and forth a lot, so he always stayed at my place. Robilus moved the family here to Trideeno a few years before Yavin. He made his fortune after he was fired by the Emperor.
LANDO: I remember Robilus stayed at Cloud City once. He could afford everything we had there. Guy plays a mean game of sabaac. Iíd love to take him on sometime.
Sivart approaches the group.

SIVART: Iíve just contacted my father. Heíll be awaiting us at his place. Follow me, you can leave your ship in our hangar.
HAN: Wonderful.
LUKE: Thanks, Siv. Weíll see you there.

Sivart guides the Falcon to the Dralco's mansion, a large impressive palace. It overlooks a large lake, along with mountains and forests. The ships land as the Republic leaders prepare to meet with Robilus.

Meanwhile, aboard the Star Destroyer Imperius, Baron Samedi awaits a transmission from the Remnant leader, the Sith Lord Darth Sinis.

SAMEDI: Lord Sinis, Iím happy to report that everything is going well. Almost all of the ships are prepared to meet at Hoth. However, the assassination of Mon Mothma once again failed.
SINIS: Thatís good news.
SAMEDI: It is?

SINIS: Yes. Finally, the Republic officials have wised up. Skywalker is a smart one, his curiosity has led him to Trideeno. He is meeting with Robilus Dralco to discuss the assassination attempts.
SAMEDI: Then it is only a matter of time before Dralco finds our whereabouts and gives them to Skywalker.
SINIS: That is why there will be a change of plans. Inform the fleet to meet at Trideeno instead of Hoth. And tell each ship to arrange an invasion force to capture these leaders.
SAMEDI: It will be done, my Lord.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Birthday JediMAC!!!
« on: August 1, 2005, 01:46 PM »
Happy birthday!  :D

Saga Collection '06 / Re: Return of the Beast Assortments
« on: August 1, 2005, 01:40 PM »
I'm going to agree with Jeff, I really wouldn't like to pay for another beast just to get a new figure. I'd much rather have the beasts released seperately, with SA counterparts in the themed waves. I think that would make everyone here happy.

And out of Chewie's list, I really only want a Sarlacc. if they did it right, it would own ass on so many levels. :)

Target has gotten the most business from me, with Wal-Mart coming in second for having a few HTF figures.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« on: July 31, 2005, 04:57 PM »
FINALLY scored two AT-TE Gunners from Amazon. Would have gotten a Tarkin too, but the damn things sold out before I could check out. >:(

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« on: July 30, 2005, 04:52 PM »

Newbies / Re: jimmyfortuna
« on: July 29, 2005, 07:34 PM »
I'm guessing dafoo since hboth never used their shift key.

Saga Collection '06 / Re: Cool Kid Collectors
« on: July 29, 2005, 05:20 PM »
Ya know, I had a similar experience yesterday at Target. I was waiting for the slow ass employees to get an Evolutions set for me (I'm selling it to Vator), and a 9 or 10 year old walks up. He picked up the last Mustafar Anakin and a Clone Trooper and saw that I had another Mustafar Anakin and a Bacara in my hand.

He asked if I was a big fan of Star Wars, to which I replied, "Yeah, it's pretty cool." He then asked if I was waiting on the guys to bring out newer figures, and I said I was waiting for an Anakin Evolution set. He asked what that was, so I told him what all was in it, as well as the price, and he said "cool!" When the employee came out, he brought out the entire case. It had three sets left (I snagged one on Tuesday), I picked up one for Vator, and the kid picked up the second to last. Just as I was leaving, another kid, probably around 5 or 6, came up with his dad and got the last set, saying "Neat, two good guys and a bad guy!".

So it's good to see that kids are still into the line, although there aren't enough for Hasbro to claim that kids drive the line.

EDIT: Chewie, I also heard a lot of kids asking about Luke on 4/2. They dug through the pegs asking "Where's Luke, where's Han," etc. I informed them that there wouldn't be a Luke or Han in this packaging, and they all went "Lame, I'm sick of that hunchback Luke!" and bought lightsabers instead. Funny stuff.

The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Star Wars Strategy Game Coming
« on: July 29, 2005, 01:38 PM »
This game looks incredible. Like Empire Earth, but with Star Wars. And wow, those graphics!  :o

I'm still wondering though, will you have to make civilians to gather resources for you to build the machines? You have to do that in Empire Earth, and it would make the game a bit more realistic, IMO.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: "Evolutions" assortment...
« on: July 28, 2005, 09:04 PM »
I think Maul's cloak was sculpted with Colman in mind! :o


Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS variation/error thread
« on: July 27, 2005, 11:41 PM »
I'm hearing rumors of a variation in the Anakin Evolution set. Something about painted/unpainted scars on the ROTJ anakin head. Can anyone confirm this?

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« on: July 27, 2005, 08:18 PM »
FINALLY found a new wave today, the Bacarra wave. I bought Bacarra, Crispy Anakin (possible trade fodder), and another #6 Clone.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How long have you collected SW?
« on: July 27, 2005, 10:54 AM »
I've been buying figs since early 1997 (got my first POTF2 figs in late 96), and collecting since AOTC came out in 2002. I went on a hiatus after TPM came out, as no stores had any SW figures. Plus, I finally found the HTF Darth Maul, so I felt "complete." I started getting an interest again in early 2002, but didn't start buying figs again until AOTC came out.

So we're going on 6 1/2 years buying figs (excluding my hiatus in 00-02) and 3 years collecting. :)

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