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The Vintage Collection / Re: Smaller Vehicle/Beast/Other Items
« on: October 6, 2012, 11:28 PM »
Skiff is the only one I'd go out of my way to buy. One of the biggest let downs ever was Kenner not making it sooner, so it was super rare and I never had one (without it, the skiff guards hung out on mini rigs...just didn't cut it). And then over a decade later to get POTF2 version (oddly made an exclusive, despite apparent fan  demand at the time)...only to learn how underwhelming the vehicle was.

They said they'd never do modular Death Star sets. All or nothing. I believe them on that.

The escape pod could be neat. Never got the last one, seemed too small and I wasn't collecting then.

Didn't they mold the geonosian cannon 10 years ago and never released it?

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 :( Wow. Seems like the B5 cast suffered more premature deaths than any Trek series has. The actors who played the doctor and G'Kar also passed away in the last decade.

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Five Discussion Thread
« on: October 6, 2012, 01:29 PM »
I see why they went with last week's episode to open the season.

This was Ahsoka/Lux 'shipper stuff...maybe they should've called it "Looking For Love in Onderon Places"

The Fear is a Malleable Weapon opening moral...was barely touched upon. And if the Jedi Council almost seems ready to accept Onderon's government siding with the CIS, then why are they even fighting this war? If the CIS wasn't the aggressor, there'd be no war?

Adi Gallia visible during the council scene. Ha.

Onderon seems to be another backwater planet with an old timey capital city. Gives me the impression that a lot of habitable worlds have the population of the average U.S. state at most. (Mon Calamari, Zygerria, Ryloth...none of them seemed developed or abuntandly populous.)

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Middle Earth / Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« on: October 2, 2012, 04:15 PM »
I thought goblins were smaller than Orcs.

Why are the dwarf/hobbit two packs cheaper than the Gandalf/Bolg one? HEIGHT DISCRIMINATION!

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Five Discussion Thread
« on: October 1, 2012, 08:34 AM »
Revival had good argument

They have finally ended the cliché of siths defeating Jedi

I am not sure the killed girl is Adi Gallia (she deads in ROTS)


That's the similar looking character Stass Allie in ROTS. Originally they were supposed to be the same character, but they had changed actresses in Attack of the Clones and decided to rename minor background Jedi from The Phantom Menace. So we have Adi Gallia and Stass Allie.  Stass Allie is said to be Adi Gallia's cousin. Adi Gallia already had a death in the Expanded Universe.

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Five Discussion Thread
« on: September 29, 2012, 07:36 PM »
Long gloves, the ribbed ascot and running around shirtless...what's goofy about that?  ;)

(Minor spoiler: based on  previews he changes his attire later in the season...)

Is the stabbing in the back with a lightsaber played out yet? Grievous, Ventress and Maul...hmmm not sure Dooku has done it. Did Anakin? Maybe. Ahsoka did, IIRC...to save Tarkin.

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Five Discussion Thread
« on: September 29, 2012, 11:35 AM »
The Brothers McMaullen really botched that up. Maul limp away supported by his now one armed brothers.

Adi Gallia another Jedi Master killed by the not-even-that-well-trained Opress...wow, Jedi suck.

Is that the first time we've seen Palpatine in his ROTS opening robe?

Hondo's back...yay...those flying saucers never meshed with weequay in my mind.

Blue Snaggletooth. Awesome. Had the silver boots.

I guess the confusing sith with Jedi is a hint of the galaxy having an increasingly negative view of the Jedi?

Didn't expect to open with a one shot (ableit one connected to last season's finale). Next week Onderan...which is likely an arc.

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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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