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Star Wars Universe / Re: Star Wars on Blu-Ray
« on: September 2, 2011, 12:56 PM »
I like the quotes from Lucas that someone dug up from 1988, saying that movies are public art and shouldn't be altered.

It's all so anal now. He should've released a remake of ANH in 2008, this year we would've gotten ESB remake, and 2014 the ROTJ one. No more corrections, do it all over or move on.

Then he could get the OT prints and burn them all.  >:D

The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: New Hasbro Fans Choice Poll
« on: September 2, 2011, 12:45 PM »
I'd vote for Jaxxon over Jocasta.

My money is on the bunny.

He'd beat her by a hare.


The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: New Hasbro Fans Choice Poll
« on: September 1, 2011, 06:27 PM »
These things are always rigged. Hasbro already picked the winner...and it is probably the ROTJ Blu-Ray edition Dug.  :P

Star Wars Universe / Re: Star Wars on Blu-Ray
« on: September 1, 2011, 05:20 PM »
So many potential changes missed!

No Mon Calamari added to Hoth for no reason!

Or Speeder bikes!

Or more AT-ST's!

Or Mas Amedda to the Death Star 2.

Also, if Lucas wanted to add that dialouge to ROTJ, why not include and alternate audio track without it...but NOOOOO! he didn't do that.  ;)

... were pretty non-schelant about their jobs.

It's "nonchalant". Unless they work on the planet Vulcan, then it's non-sehlat. (Uh-oh, making a Trek joke on a SW board is worse than correcting the webmaster's grammar!  :o)

I just know when I try dealing with the CS desk at WM, it's like they're all over-medicated.

They have to be to deal with typical Wal-Mart customers.

And I'd say at least 50% of the time I try returning something at Target it's like they feel they're doing me a favor instead of their job, and that I'm getting the cash back from their wallet instead of the drawer.  Kind of annoying, and doesn't seem like they're all that pleased to be there... 

A major reason I hate returning things. Those folks who just buy stuff willy-nilly only to return it because they changed their mind...I can't do that. 

Clerk (7 out of 10 times, a hot girl you could never get even if you were rich): "What's wrong with it?"

Me: "[Sweating nervousy] Uh....nothing...I bought it for someone who already had it"

Clerk: "Oh, okay...I'll need this person's phone number, and your signature IN BLOOD."

Me: "My blood or someone else's?"

Clerk: "This blood...[pulls out fully sanitized  commercial contract blood]"

Me: "Uh...maybe I'll keep the item..."

Star Wars Universe / Re: Star Wars on Blu-Ray
« on: August 31, 2011, 05:58 PM »
Any word/rumors on free goodies stores might be giving out on release day? I'd rather pre-order from Amazon but I'm holding out to see if there's anything good at retail.

Buy any of the Blu-rays at Walmart and you'll also take home a poster of this gorgeous and not-at-all-ridiculous Star Wars artwork.

After seeing this, Standard and Poors lowered Star Wars' merchandise rating to "bad unicorn paintings", just a notch above "dollar store ceramic frog".

Remember the days when people use to steal the red r2 from the Queen's Starship. It got so bad that an intact Queen's Starship was a rare thing. Hasbro even gave away free red R2s if you write to them complaining the red R2 was missing!

Is that offer still good?  :D

Since it's theft, I really don't find it "funny" myself... 

Don't mistake amusement for approval or endorsement. Yes, it's stealing. If the folks at the return counter weren't dolts (or just plain don't care) it would happen less often. 

I think it's a waste of time to get angry over, because usually the stores don't care. And if they do notice, it adds to the (sometimes irrational) animosity that retailers (or their employees) seem to often have for collectors. (Like the dimwits who took a job at TRU ignorant to the fact that, yes, adults collect toys, and yes, they can be as annoying customers as anyone else.)

I think swapping  funny more than anything else, especially the weirdos who put customs in the returned item, like the now legendary Ponda Baba painted as Bossk.

Isn't that the better ROTS evolutions Clone Pilot? I'd considering keeping that over the Evo Trooper.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 24 (2011 Fall Wave 2)
« on: August 28, 2011, 09:13 PM »
Trademark fees, it would drive costs up..."we could call them by their proper names, but then we'd have to remove the wrist joints."  ;)

I didn't actually buy anything at one Wal-Mart I visited last thurday, but I did rearrange all the Legends and Clone Wars pegs so that each one had an Obi-Wan figure of some sort in the front. HA! Take that, somebody! They still had at least one of that awful AOTC  or whatever Legends variant Obi-Wan there.  :-X

Years ago, I did the same with Darth Vaders.  >:D

I just got another email from them - Friday and Saturday all Legacy Collection Battle Packs will be 50% off with the coupon on the email.  The cool thing is in the email they have the Jabba the Hutt CW BP pictured - if I see that one shelves I would nab that for sure.

They do that with the print ads, too. Show Legacy battle packs that they likely won't have, such as Resurgence of the Jedi and Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol. The only ones I've seen in the past 2 years were Tatooine Ambush, Birth of Vader, Holocron Heist and Jedi vs. Sith (CW) . They keep having sales on them, but they never seem to go away.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 24 (2011 Fall Wave 2)
« on: August 25, 2011, 05:46 PM »
Wow, the TRU one shafted in the accessories department.

Star Wars Universe / Re: Star Wars on Blu-Ray
« on: August 23, 2011, 09:10 PM »
Yeah, no way they'll ever "officially" replace the original puppet with a CGI version.  It'd be disrespectful to Stuart Freeborn, Frank Oz, and everybody else who helped bring him to life.

Send that arguement straight to Jeremy Bulloch or even Sebastian Shaw.   

Bulloch never got axed, it was the guy who did Boba Fett's original voice, Jason Wingreen, that got replaced.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: August 23, 2011, 05:26 PM »
Army of the Republic Battle Pack for $17 at Wal-Mart. Which is cool...I guess....if I had a Costco and a membership to it...2 for $26.

Maybe the other Wal-Marts reduced their many Gelagrub Patrol sets...but I still wouldn't pay $17 for it...maybe $12 on a good day.

The RC Hailfire is reduced to $35, IIRC.

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