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The Original Trilogy / Re: Are Stormtroopers Clones?
« on: June 23, 2010, 09:15 AM »
I think if that was true Leia would never have made the comment about Luke being "a little short" for a Stormtrooper. If any old schmoe could be a Stormie she wouldn't have batted an eye. But the fact that she picked up on Luke's height right away implies to me that all the Stormies are of identical physical dimensions, IE: clones.

The whole thing about "running out of DNA" seems rather sketchy to me, as they could simply grow more samples in the lab, if only in a petri dish.

Another explanation would be that they're continuing to take samples from Boba Fett. That's probably why Vader had him on Speed Dial when he needed bounty hunter services. It's not like no one would have made the connection to Jango.

And the point about the Empire not wanting to get infiltrated by rebels seems plausible to me and would support the Clones only theory, as well as the whole implied xenophobia thing.

You really can go either way, I just have a lot more logical problems with the idea that they're NOT clones. That seems way more complicated to me.


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The Original Trilogy / Re: Are Stormtroopers Clones?
« on: June 22, 2010, 10:32 AM »
The simplest and most sensible answer IMHO is that they're just clones. You can dream up any of a dozen different reasons why they would have lost their accent, that's a minor detail.

As far as I'm concerned, any sort of anti-clone argument that uses any EU material as "proof" is flimsy at best. I can dream up any old nonsense and throw it in my blog and that holds about as much legitimacy.

Rant over.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Exclusive R8-B7
« on: June 22, 2010, 08:39 AM »
Is this perhaps going to be a Target exclusive? K-Mart, TRU and Walmart have already unveiled their own, sort of...

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I thought Bossk came out ok, but mini-Boba seems like a real yawner.

Can't wait to see Robonino!

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: June 21, 2010, 08:12 PM »
That's cool as hell. Might need one just for opening...does the helmet come off the figure?

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Exclusive R8-B7
« on: June 21, 2010, 08:09 PM »
Wha?!?! :o

Almost looks like a custom, those are some eye gouging paint apps.

He's on the List!


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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TRU Exclusive Kul Teska
« on: June 18, 2010, 03:51 PM »

I can't help but chortle at the idea of TCW not being considered EU. And trying to partition off anything as "more EU" than a CGI kids' spinoff would have been laughable even two or three years ago.

Not making fun of you, McMetal, just at the way purist definitions of SW have changed so quickly.

It's cool, everything is relative. IMHO, the show isn't any more kid oriented than the prequels really, unless you perceive it so because of the animation, but I'm more from the Japanese school of thought where this is considered a legitimate artistic medium, so that doesn't faze me.

But to stay on topic, philosophical reservations aside, I do love everything I've seen of this figure. It would have been so easy to slap Wat Tambor's name on there too. Ah well, I will of course be buying at least 2 of these, origins be damned. :)

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: June 17, 2010, 09:32 AM »
At long last, I scored my Yak Face yesterday.  ;D

He doesn't come with his weapon, but I know I can pick that up separately on the cheap.

He doesn't come with the POTF coin, but I figured I'd have to track that down separately anyway. (NOT on the cheap)

What I DID get was an excellent figure with a crisp paint job, minimal wear, tight limbs, and for a very affordable $75 including shipping. And that's from a UK seller to boot.

I feel pretty good about this one. Next up: Blue Snags

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WOWZA!  :o

Did we know about this? I thought we were expecting Plo Koon's Starfighter in the Fall. Wonder if this is in lieu of or in addition to...either way, this is way cool!

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: June 15, 2010, 10:38 PM »
Stumbled across 2 cases of the Rex/Snowbi/Stone remix wave at Target and picked up another Snow Rex as my original had a rather goofy splaying of the ear flaps that bugged me. Was surprised to see any figures there at all since at least 2 of the others I have visited recently were cleaned out entirely.

Now resigned to picking up my openers of Hondo and Aayla from eBay.  :(

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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Empty Target Pegs
« on: June 15, 2010, 08:57 AM »
Saw the same thing on my runs yesterday...first in about a month. Walmart just has dregs from last year and the Targets are wiped out completely. It does seem pretty asinine to maintain that empty shelf space for a whole month+.

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That's actually a smart move. I'm much more tempted to pick up a one-off than if he was on a Legends card.

Wonder if we will really see him in July before the relaunch hits?

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Has it been verified in which line this figure will be released? Or is it more of a standalone one-off?

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Just got back from 2 weeks out of state, and my Vebb was among the packages waiting for me when I arrived home.  ;D

Greatly relieved to have my opener now...seems relatively unscathed from the shipping.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Legends of the Clone Wars Multipack
« on: June 13, 2010, 09:27 PM »
So apparently this turned out to be a European only release which I have been sniffing around for awhile now. I FINALLY found one for sale on eBay and bought it immediately. Complete re-packs, but the novelty of the thing appeals to me for some reason. (The fact that it was so hard to get my hands on for so long no doubt helped)

Now I just need that Epic Encounter Ultimate BP and I am good to go, completist-wise.  ;D

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