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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Retail 2004: How Do You Think It Will Be?
« on: September 29, 2003, 10:18 AM »
I'm still trying to decide whether or not to go ahead and preorder upcoming waves of figures, or hope to find them at retail.  Although retail has gotten a little better around here lately, I don't live in a town with any Wal-Marts, Targets, TRU, etc., and have to drive 30 to 40 miles to find them.  My wife and I usually go on the weekends, and I have had decent luck lately (found screen scenes 2 this weekend, and finally a Hoth Han!), but I can't be there when they open at 8 to find the latest figures.  I would prefer to shop at retail, but I definitely don't want to miss out on these 2004 offerings, they look like some of the best figures yet.  Are any of you taking your chances with retail from now on?

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Well, I just thought I'd post that I got my first two Lord of the Rings figures this past weekend...Rohan Armor Legolas, and "bendy" Smeagol.  I know I will never have large collections like many of you, since I don't have the $$ or space after Star Wars collecting, but I was really happy to get these figures.  However, I now find myself wanting more and more of them, I could see how this line could become addicting.  I got my Legolas via KBToys.com (the shrine of LOTR lately it seems), and I picked up the Smeagol at a TRU.  I had a choice between the bendy version and the new ROTK "super articulated" version, and at the time, I just decided to get the bendy version.  I hope I didn't make a mistake, but I'm sure there will be other chances to pick the other one up if I regret it.  Next I'd like to find a Gandalf, Aragorn, and Frodo.  My wife isn't too crazy about me collecting these, but I figured I'd just sneak them in little by little :)  Anyways, just thought I'd post to say I have actually joined the LOTR collectors now  :P

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The Prequel Trilogy / New Spoilers at TF.N
« on: September 26, 2003, 12:47 PM »
TheForce.net posted some new spoilers from their "insider" Darth Friday.  Some of these are pretty interesting, and pretty big....including talk of a death of a major character.  Even though this is the spoiler thread, I figured I'd post the link by itself just to be safe.  As always, we should probably take these with several grains of salt, but its interesting discussion none the less.  Also, if this should be merged with the other spoiler thread, I'm sorry... I wasn't sure if that was the "definitive" one or not.

Welcome to the Planet

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: OCB = Dad^2
« on: September 26, 2003, 11:33 AM »
Congratulations OCB!  God bless you and your wife as you go through the coming months :)

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: New Hasbro Jabba Palace Announcement!!!
« on: September 26, 2003, 10:39 AM »
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This figure is my most wanted figure of '04 I think...the best Luke ever!

I totally agree with this.  I have been wanting a really good Luke for a long time, specifically in his Jedi garb.  That version has always been my favorite.  I personally think the face sculpt on this Luke figure looks fantastic, and easily the best we've seen.  Lots of great figures next year...and lots of Lukes by the looks of things...Hoth Luke, Jedi Luke, Hologram Luke :).

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I just saw (courtesy of thegd.com), that the ROTK series 2 figures are in stock at KBToys.com....SP Aragorn, SP Gollum, Gandalf, and Eowyn in Armor.  I'm not sure if they are all still there, but they were earlier.  If I hadn't had preorders and other things ship this month already on our credit card, I think I'd take advantage.  Just thought I'd give the heads up for anyone that needs these figures, or hadn't heard they were over there.

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Other Collectibles / Re: Unleashed Discussion Thread
« on: September 26, 2003, 09:48 AM »
I just received my Unleashed from Kebco yesterday, and got them opened up last night.  I really think these figures are amazing.  All three have tremendous sculpts, and I just think this whole line looks really nice on display.  It makes me want to go back and pick up some of the ones I missed (specifically Vader).  If you haven't gotten these, you might want to look into it...they are very well done.  I really hope this line continues...

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: New Hasbro Jabba Palace Announcement!!!
« on: September 26, 2003, 09:44 AM »
Thanks for the link Nakatu!  This is great news, all the figures shown look great I think, and the announcements are a nice surprise as well!  Personally, I've always hoped they would make a new Lando in Skiff Disguise, and all of the other Jabba's aliens announced sound great.  2004 is shaping up to be a great year, don't you think? :)

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Other Collectibles / Re: Unleashed Discussion Thread
« on: September 25, 2003, 09:48 AM »
Great pics, dustrho!  According to my tracking, mine are out for delivery today.  I can't wait to get them.  Its probably going to be the best wave for me yet, since it has 3 of my favorite characters together.  I kind of have the feeling these will be tough to find in stores, that's why I went ahead and preordered them.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: First Look at Jabba at GH
« on: September 25, 2003, 09:40 AM »
I see this morning that GH has a picture from the "Pre-Toy Fair" catalog, which shows the Jabba in its entirety.  It also offers some info on the line for next year, but nothing really new.  You can check it out here:

New Jabba Pic

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Happy Birthday, hope you have a great day, God bless!

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Does Anyone Remember "Gobots"?
« on: September 24, 2003, 01:05 PM »
Maybe GoBots did come out before Transformers, I don't really know for sure.  I just remember having some of each, around the same time when I was a kid :).  Had fun with them both, although the Gobots must have been cheaper/easier to find, because I remember getting more of those as gifts than TF.  I don't, however, remember the Gobots cartoon nearly as well as Transformers.

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Collections / Re: dustrho's collection
« on: September 24, 2003, 12:52 PM »
Sorry, I had one other question about those shelves you use in your display dustrho...would they be deep and/or sturdy enough to hold say a Republic Gunship or the Falcon?  I'm really looking for something that allows me to display at least the majority of my ships and figures together, and I was curious if these might work.  I hope to look at them this weekend.  Again, kudos on a great looking collection. :)

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Other Toy Lines / Thundercats, Hoooo!!
« on: September 23, 2003, 03:42 PM »
At least that is what I remember the battle cry being :).  This was another toy/cartoon from the 80s that came up when my friend and I were talking about our childhoods the other day.  Did any of you have these figures as a kid (or even now)?  For some reason, I only had/have Panthro, who was my favorite...not sure why I didn't have more, I remember watching this show all the time (as well as another show called Silverhawks)...maybe it was just bad timing.  Anyways, I remember Cartoon Network used to show this show once in awhile when I was still in college...wouldn't mind seeing it make a comeback ala MOTU.  Anyways, I was just curious if anyone else remembers/liked this toy line/cartoon...and thought we could discuss it here.  I wouldn't mind seeing the toyline make a comeback in the Four Horseman style, although I don't know if I could afford buying it...it would still be cool to see :).

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Other Toy Lines / Does Anyone Remember "Gobots"?
« on: September 23, 2003, 03:13 PM »
Although I know they were pretty much a ripoff of Transformers, a friend of mine and I were talking about toys we had when we were growing up, and the Go-Bots came up in conversation.  Although I had Transformers too, I do remember having quite a few Go-Bots (probably because they were cheaper for my parents to get me for presents).  I even remember having some sort of a command center that many of them fit in.  It just got my nostalgia going and wondering if anyone of you had (or have) these.  They were a lot of fun for my friends and I back in the day.  I remember "Turbo" being my favorite.  Here is a site I came across while looking some information up (I'm sure there are some better ones too).  Just curious if any of you had/have these:

GoBots

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