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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Target "Darth Maul Returns" Battle Pack
« on: September 13, 2012, 11:58 PM »
The gem in this set is definitely the Nightsister figure.  Just plain awesome. 

Modern Classifieds / Re: FS: Tarkin wave - Loose
« on: September 13, 2012, 09:40 PM »
Actually have an unpunched Nikto if anyone is interested.  $12 + shipping.  All the loose figs are gone!

Gentle Giant / Re: And The Mystery Ent. Earth Exclusive Is....
« on: September 12, 2012, 04:19 PM »
Well, I like it.

That's not surprising.

Easy pass, almost as easy to pass up as the upcoming exclusive old-bitty figure (Jocasta).

Gentle Giant / Re: And The Mystery Ent. Earth Exclusive Is....
« on: September 9, 2012, 01:04 PM »

EE "Ladies Man"Boba Fett/Rystall 2-pack.

Honestly, if I could get past wanting the build a droids, my buying would probably look something like this:

Wave 1 - Anakin, Padme, Biker Scout, Sandtrooper, Pablo Jill (possibly R2 and TIE Pilot)
Wave 2 - Ceremony Luke, Rex, Mace Windu, Mara Jade, Biggs, Vader, A-Wing Pilot

I hear ya.  I'd really like to add Dooku's droid to my collection, but not at the expense of buying all the redo's.  My buying list is looking something like this:

Wave 1 - nothing
Wave 2 - Ceremony Luke (since I don't have one at all) & maybe Vader

It looks like I'll have to buy the build-a-droids that I want on eBay at some point, but there's no rush.   

I'll just shut up and politely excuse myself now.  :)

That's the smartest thing you've said so far, Mikey.  Good boy.

Also, please don't confuse my lengthy post(s) with you getting my knickers in a twist.

Don't sweat it, Mikey.  I'm actually quite flattered that my opinion has such a great impact on you, so much so that you took the time to type up lengthy post after post to justify yourself to me.  You're my number one fan and I appreciate you.  I will have some Force Guy T-shirts made up and as soon as they're done, I'll send you one.  XXXL, yes? 

I just greatly enjoy putting idiots in their place, that's all, and sometimes that takes more than pathetic one-liners to adequetly accomplish.

Wow, pretty pathetic if you get your jollies from "putting idiots in their place."  If I'm supposedly such an idiot, and you take the time to respond with lengthy post after post, uh, what does that make you?  Think about it. 

I know you want to look witty and cool and impress people on a toy forum, and I know you were pretending to be Dr. Phil earlier, but let's analyze you for a minute.  You get joy from "putting idiots in their place" on a toy forum, and you feel the need to buy everything with a Star Wars logo stamped on it so that you can get that feeling of being "complete".....hmmm.....sounds like there's something major missing from your life.  A void that can never be filled, but you obviously get comfort from collecting little plastic men.  Don't worry though, I'm here for you.  I'll give you my email and/or phone number so we can talk.  I'm here to support you.  Maybe you just need a hug, in which case, I can't help you.  But here's a virtual hug in the meantime.


I love the figures you have to freeze frame to see.

I spent the other night watching Jedi and just glancing about Jabba's Palace and Home One for interesting figures.

I'm with you guys.  That's what makes the Star Wars universe so interesting: the background aliens and obscure characters.  And EU characters are pretty much always successful in terms of sales.  I guess some people would much rather gobble down on 30 versions of Obi-Wan, Vader & Clone Troopers with a great big smile.  To each their own.... 

To be honest, I'm not sure why a completist would even bother reading or posting in this thread.  Will their collecting habits change?  Never.  They buy everything. 

Looks like I pinched a nerve.  Relax Mikey, relax.  Don't let my opinion bother you so much.  Just continue to be Hasbro's ideal customer and gulp everything down like a nice little boy. 

Force Guy, why do you hate The Clone Wars?  Have you seen it recently?  While there are some bummer episodes (like all TV) I think that when it's on its "A" game, it comes closer to the spirit of the OT than the prequels ever did.  It can be exciting, funny, and thoughtful.

Personally, I hate when non-canonical material rewrites the established Star Wars history.  As it is, the PT already does that.  With Clone Wars, it does this on a much larger scale, IMO.  I just don't care for the series at all. 

So because he is a completist and has made the choice to collect in that fashion, he is an automaton?

Pretty much, yes.  When someone is a completist, they buy everything.  There is no discretion exercised, no deliberation, no judgement.  It's simply the purchase of anything stamped with a Star Wars logo.  That sounds very robotic to me.  Remember Mikey from the Life cereal commercials?  Like Mikey....he'll eat anything. 

I'm sorry, I don't agree with the logic you're using to make that connection.

Well, we can agree to disagree then. 

Getting one of every figure made is just as much a collecting choice as it is to say you collect OT-based figures only or only Dark Side characters.

It's a "choice" that completists are fueled by their obligation and compulsion of buying everything, including garbage, gimmicks, rehash after rehash, resculpt after resculpt, etc.?  Sure.  When Hasbro releases an exclusive figure of George Lucas molded by a collection of belly-button lint, regardless of how absurd the idea would be, I'm sure completists will exercise their "choice" too, by feeling the need to add it to their collection immediately.       

Well, to be honest, unless the figures are EU, CW, Cliegg Lars, Tonnika Sisters, Torryn Farr, Sim Aloo, Sgt. Doallyn, or a miniscule handful of other characters, everything from here on out is going to be a resculpt, right?

There's still a wealth of characters, from the OT, PT, and heck, even EU that Hasbro could make before pumping out yet another Obi-Wan figure, another frickin Clone Trooper, etc.  Oh, but wait, this Obi-Wan is different because his face has a smirk.  Or that Clone Trooper is different because his groin is articulated.  It's ridiculous.   

Even so, I'll probably be buying them all, just to stay complete.  No point stopping now, when I'm (hopefully) more than 2/3rds of the way through the line!

So let me get this straight: your criteria for buying figures is that it simply has to have a Star Wars logo stamped on it, yes?  I guess having the buying habits of an automaton makes life more simple in the sense that you don't really need to expend any thought whatsoever in your purchases.

I just can't get behind the Droid Factory character choices, as they seem to all be resculpts. 

Redundancy is the theme for 2013 and yeah, I feel the same way.  Vintage was fun while it lasted, and had a good run, IMO.  I collected 39 TVC figures in all.  And as far as Clone Wars is concerned (a series I absolutely hate, btw), to date, I've only collected 1 figure.  That's it.  And with Movie Heroes, 1 as well.  Will my collecting habits change?  Well, I've scaled back for some time now, and will continue to do so given the choices for figures in 2013 revealed thus far.  There's only so many frickin Obi-Wans, Anakins, Vaders, Clone Troopers, Battle Droids, etc. I can take.  In fact, I'm completely baffled as to why there are still collectors out there that continue to buy everything.  I mean, do people really need 30 Obi-Wan figures in their collection?  To each their own, I guess.  I love being picky and selective about what I buy though, and my wallet loves it too.       

Personally, I don't care at all for the R7's.  I wouldn't mind adding a blue R4 and black/white R8 to my collection.  A friend of mine hooked me up with a red R3 and a blue R8.  I guess we've already gotten some type or variation of most of those droids already so maybe that's why most of them don't really appeal to me. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: September 3, 2012, 10:28 AM »
I ended up buying Season 2 on Blu-Ray at Best Buy for $29.99.  They had a couple of Zombie Heads for $69.99.  I'm glad they included the Webisodes on this set.  The deleted scenes are cool, and I feel they should have left in the scene that takes place right after they leave the CDC and head towards the lair of the Vatos. 

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