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I wish light/sound R2's dome could move...not 360 degrees, but just enough.

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The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: September 23, 2012, 07:47 PM »
No Snags here, just as well...still don't want to pay $18 for one. Passed on the Maul set...if Maul had  swivel wrists and Savage his lightsaber...might have bit the bullet.

Same Target that hasn't gotten any new carded figures since March as far as I can tell.


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: September 23, 2012, 07:34 PM »
Saw DREDD this weekend. It was pretty good for what it is. Limited budget compared to the 90's version, so much less futuristic, but still conveys a distopian future decently. More claustrophobic, I guess you could say. Very violent.  DREDD is lacking in the satire department. That was a significant part of the comics that I read...I admit, I haven't read that many recent ones, though. Urban makes a decent Dredd....though I had to get used to his voice, guess Stallone left an impression on me.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Wolf Pack Ultimate Gift Set
« on: September 20, 2012, 01:54 PM »
Are we that starved for new product?

So the local drug deal starts selling draino. We are so hooked that we need to buy the draino because its new and that makes us feel good that we bought something new! I think if Hasbro put a can of dog **** on the shelf, label it Star Wars and charged $40, we would buy it because it's NEW.

Not only that, a few website people would post articles online saying how it was good for the hobby/toy line/kids.  ;)

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: The Future of the Clone Wars Toy Line?
« on: September 19, 2012, 03:58 PM »
Hey, just wanted to thank you again for this information.
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You are welcome! I just assumed they were old news in collecting circles.

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The seller sent them in a padded envelope all the way from China but they arrived safely so no complaints here.

I've never had a problem with the stuff I've gotten from China being damaged. Sometimes the content are not  right. I wound up getting a few GI JOE figures free once because they seller sent me the wrong ones and didn't have the others, offered a total refund.  They seem to want to avoid negative feedback.

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Because you can still like a figure, still think it's fun and cool even if you don't like the source or even the character. As a long time GI JOE ARAH fan, I got sick of Snake-Eyes over a decade ago, but some of his figures are great action figures.

I'm not familiar with a lot of Star Wars EU stories. What I know of Shadows of the Empire, I think it kinda blows. Nor have I read the Thrawn trilogy. But there's some decent figures there. Any alien I can rationalize as cantina background or Jabba's entourage...even though I have no displays of either.

I still pass up most prequel/EU Jedi though. As characters I find them unrelatable and visually, I find them boring...the robes look, and most of them cannot be used as anything but Jedi. If I ever had plans to do a Geonosis arena set-up, I might get more.

Also, I tend to skip pod racers, because I dislike most of their character designs.

I try to buy what I like, (if I can find it). When I acquire too much stuff I'm iffy about, that's when my collecting suffers.

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Discover the Force / Movie Heroes / Re: Ewok and Rebel Pilot Multipacks
« on: September 14, 2012, 06:34 PM »
Well, I finally scored the Ewok set.  Whew.  Nice to have it crossed off my list.  I really, really like the set, with the gems being Kneesaa & Teebo.  The only one I don't care much for is Tippet.  .         

Yeah, Tippet is the most boring of the lot. The photo on the box shows him with paint around his mouth area,  might have made him more interesting. I wish they all had newer style bodies, too. But...i'd be down for another set with Chukka whats-his-name, Imperial helmet drummer, a suicide bomber Ewok from that video game and whoever...toss in a  recolored Wokling (as accessory, not a fifth figure).

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The Vintage Collection / Re: Time for a Han in AT-ST Driver Gear Update?
« on: September 13, 2012, 03:58 PM »
Doesn't vader use a screen of sorts to communicate when he executes Admiral Ozzel?

Oh, yeah. He was too lazy to get up.

See movies a 100 times and forget stuff.  :-[

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The Vintage Collection / Re: K-Mart Exclusive Vintage ROTJ AT-ST
« on: September 13, 2012, 10:44 AM »
Strap dead Ewoks to the feet for extra weight.

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The Vintage Collection / Re: Time for a Han in AT-ST Driver Gear Update?
« on: September 13, 2012, 10:40 AM »
Is that the only time in the Original Trilogy we see "view screens" used instead of hologram communications (or audio only)? I guess there's the Probot siginal. Yes, I still call it a probot.

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The Vintage Collection / Re: Time for a Han in AT-ST Driver Gear Update?
« on: September 12, 2012, 08:16 PM »
So if it was a jumpsuit, then did he take it off a dead guy. Was there poop stains in it? Surely this is EU material worthy.  :D

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I've got the solution for the stand issue;)



Careful you probably just gave some EU writer an idea. "Imperial Speed Walkers! Brilliant!"

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Gentle Giant / Re: And The Mystery Ent. Earth Exclusive Is....
« on: September 12, 2012, 12:55 PM »
I'll wait for the Shadow Scout Trooper repaint. Ha!

Never saw the appeal of statue stuff.

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The Vintage Collection / Re: Time for a Han in AT-ST Driver Gear Update?
« on: September 12, 2012, 10:39 AM »
I kind of hope we never do...I really never bought the idea that he changed his clothes, sent the message, and then changed his clothes again. I really think he just put on the helmet and gloves and made the call.

Then got off the AT-ST  in time to meet the Imperials who opened the door.

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Does anyone have any comparison shots with the old bike? I'd like to see them side by side to see just how much of an improvement this new bike is over the POTF2 version.

Jedi Temple Archives had some pictures.

In between posts raving about how x-store is stepping it up because somewhere one outlet actually got new product in. If they lived where I do, they'd probably never have any store reports.

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