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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.

You are welcome! I just assumed they were old news in collecting circles.

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.

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.

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).

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.  :-[

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Gentle Giant / Re: And The Mystery Ent. Earth Exclusive Is....
« on: September 11, 2012, 08:19 AM »
Mini-Bust of the Officer that takes Chewie's bowcaster in the Imperial Bunker on Endor...  It's a piece to accompany the Lt. Renz busts at Scum.  Get yours today in a dumpster somewhere near Dallas, I am told.  :-X

So Renz and repeat?  ;)

Gentle Giant / Re: And The Mystery Ent. Earth Exclusive Is....
« on: September 10, 2012, 10:12 AM »
That unproduced comic pack with white-suit X-Wing pilot Luke and kitbashed Bespin Han Solo.

Fields of Naboo battlepack set (packaged versions exist!)

The Vintage Collection / Re: Will your collecting habits change?
« on: September 6, 2012, 11:02 PM »
I'd like to think I'll quit next year, since this year has been not finding anything and struggling to rationalize buying stuff when I do. Thought about the online route, but $13 a figure...twice what I was paying per figure when I got back into Star Wars in 2005-2006. Am I getting twice the enjoyment? Not usually. Ordering a case? There's never that many figures in case to make that a realistic option. And there's the scarcity, I find myself not opening figures because who knows? That figure might be going for 3 times what I paid for it.  Very tempting to sell it and hope I find another one. And that's almost scalping (though I never did resell anything), which is not collecting, and not fun.  It's absurd.

 My collecting is dysfunctional at this point. And I'm only a casual collector. But it not possible to collect current Star Wars like that.

Michael Clarke Duncan has passed away at age 54.

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54
Sept. 3, 2012, 5:53 PM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michael Clarke Duncan's fiancee says the Oscar nominee for "The Green Mile" has died while being hospitalized following a July heart attack.

Publicist Joy Fehily released a statement from Clarke's fiancee, the Rev. Omarosa Manigault, saying the 54-year-old actor died Monday morning in a Los Angeles hospital after nearly two months of treatment following the July 13 heart attack.

The 6-foot-5, 300 pound Duncan appeared in dozens of films, including such box office hits as "Armageddon," ''Planet of the Apes" and "Kung Fu Panda," Duncan had a handful of minor roles before "The Green Mile" brought him an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor.

The 1999 film, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, starred Tom Hanks as a corrections officer at a penitentiary in the 1930s. Duncan played John Coffey, a convicted murderer.

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