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The Legacy Collection / Re: Your "Essential 100"
« on: March 27, 2010, 01:51 AM »
I was recently thinking something along these lines, but differing in that what if I could keep only one.  (This would be the case in something like a disaster scenario where I had to abandon just about everything at a moment's notice...)  While a very difficult decision, I'd probably keep my X-Wing Luke and more for personal reasons than anything else.  As a very young lad in the early '80s watching the OT films, I liked Luke Skywalker, particularly when he was flying his X-Wing, so thats the figure I'd keep.  Contenders would be R2D2 or Yoda, again for personal reasons.

Sorry to get off topic, now to think of 100 figures ;)

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Two Discussion Thread
« on: March 27, 2010, 01:41 AM »
Yes, tonight's episode was fun.  Very much the WWII submarine movie feel and the scene where Senator Organa gets bombed sort of had a WWII Battle of Britain Blitz feel to it, sirens and eveything.  The OT dialogue tidbits were nice as well, particularly Organa's "Help me Obi Wan..." line 8)

Overall, I have enjoyed this season.  I'm not as wild into the whole bounty hunter thing as other fans may be and was sort of glad it got downplayed to some more spectacular events such as the re-invasion of Geonosis story arc as well as some of the political intrigue type stories.  The episodes are certainly "helter skelter" as far as a timeline is concerned, but individual ones have been particularly enjoyable and fun and there's been a much greater effort to show more ties to the OT in this season.  All good in my book ;)

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Two Discussion Thread
« on: March 25, 2010, 06:29 PM »
Very cool and about time!  Glad he's being voiced by the same actor from AOTC so there will be a sense of continuity.  Hopefully Fett will be used well

The Legacy Collection / Re: Legacy Collection Comic Packs
« on: March 25, 2010, 02:54 PM »
Found the complete wave of comic packs at one of my local Targets yesterday.  Nice figures all around, though I agree with the general consensus about the Kashyyk clone trooper's head change.  I picked up the clone trooper/lieutenant set to go with my Cody figure.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Two Discussion Thread
« on: March 20, 2010, 11:52 PM »
Yes, it was a good episode.  The inspector, to me, seemed like a character straight out of a 1940s detective film and was enjoyable, even if a tad annoying.  I liked some of the other tidbits as well, plus the developing story of the senatorial opposition to Palpatine and the war.  As we know, Mon Mothma and Bail Organa are among the eventual founders of the Rebel Alliance.  The formation of that resistance movement was a major element in the ROTS novel, but was deleted from the final version of that film, so its kind of cool to see it appearing in the Clone Wars series.

Again, I'm always fascinated by the level of story detail and maturity that goes into the CW series.  It is something that I am very sure flies past most of the younger and less informed fans of the show, but it conversely makes the show quite enjoyable (and more meaningful) to us older fans 8)

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: March 18, 2010, 01:51 PM »
I found the new AT-RT at Target the other day.  These seem to be somewhat hard to find as it was only the second one I've seen between the several TRUs, Targets and Wal Marts in my area (versus tons of the Count Dooku Speederbikes).

This is actually a cool little vehicle and well worth the price.  It is smaller than the ROTS AT-RT and lacks the walking feature, but seems better-proportioned and has a better chin gun feature.  The ROTS AT-RT gunner figure looks good on it.

The Legacy Collection / Re: Legacy Collection Comic Packs
« on: March 14, 2010, 01:31 PM »
I saw those sets at Wal Mart yesterday, but almost thought they were re-releases and I wasn't that impressed with the content offerings.  General Weir did look neat, however.

The Legacy Collection / Re: Recent Legacy Purchases
« on: March 5, 2010, 12:34 PM »
Got the TRU exclusive Speederbike with Scout trooper set yesterday at one of my local TRUs.  I like the bike and the paint job, but certainly agree that it needs a tooling update.  The price was also a bit much, but again, I do like the set :)

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Two Discussion Thread
« on: February 16, 2010, 04:18 PM »
It was a pretty decent episode.  I'm enjoying seeing the McQuarrie-inspired area of Coruscant and the way the political wrangling played out in the show.  You could tell Palpatine was a bit annoyed when his plans to occupy Mandalor fell through. 

I know this show is marketed for kids under the age of 15, but one really has to be older to fully appreciate all its complexities.  When one knows something about the Star Wars universe, has familiarity with (Earth's) history, and understands the working of both the military and politics, the show takes on whole new meanings - something your average American pre-teen is not going to understand ;) 

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Two Discussion Thread
« on: February 8, 2010, 01:50 PM »
Good episode.  I liked how they developed Obi Wan's character more with his relation to the Duchess.  Certainly a contrast to Anakin. 

As was stated in a few previous posts, this new Clone Wars show goes far and beyond the TPM and AOTC films in the quality of the stories, dialogue, character development, and even visual sequences.  While one does need to be familiar with the prequels to really get all that is going on in the CW3D show, it certainly is better.  Kind of too bad its actually a syndicated cartoon series that accomplishes the characterizations and stories that the films should have done in the first place.  I guess that goes to show us what can happen when Lucas only supervises with creative input and does not direct :P

The new Snowspeeder looks excellent.  Much better sculpting all around than the old versions.  The shape and canopy both look more accurate.  It will be a fun fall season with this and the Cloud Car 8)

The Cloud Car looks fantastic 8)

I thought I'd call it quits with the AT-ST, but the new Cloud Car (and Snowspeeder) have be back in the game.  I like all the features and the realistic looks.  Too bad we have to wait until the fall again, but at lest they are confirmed!

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Two Discussion Thread
« on: January 23, 2010, 09:35 PM »
I enjoyed the episode and glad to see others did as well.  Master Sinube was cool and it was good to see an episode that moved more slowly and which shed more light onto the daily lives of both the Jedi, the common citizens, and the criminal underworld.  There were lots of cool little details in the episode that I liked such as the aforementioned Tonnika sister, the train, and even the Chancellor Palpatine propaganda sign.  The episode seemed to have some elements influenced by scenes from Attack of the Cones, particularly all the chases through the Coruscant cityscape.  My favorite scene, just for laughs, was when Ashoka and Master Sinube commandeered the bike and went polking along while holding up the busy traffic lanes - typical old person driving :P

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Separatist Droid Gunship
« on: January 21, 2010, 04:39 PM »
Both ships look cool!  I'd even get Cade Bane's ship just because I think Hasbro did an excellent job with their P-38 fighter and the new deco looks neat.

The Legacy Collection / Re: Recent Legacy Purchases
« on: January 12, 2010, 03:10 PM »
Funny note about some of the recent Wal Mart discounts in my area:  In at least two stores, I've seen the new evolution packs discounted to the $12 mark while the ones from last year are still at the $22 mark ::)

It doesn't matter to me either way as I have my fill from both series, but its still odd nonetheless ;)

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