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Power of the Force 2 / Re: POTF2 Playsets: Thoughts?
« on: September 4, 2010, 11:42 AM »
The doors on the Bunker do open.  It makes a great display piece.

I wasn't clear...I meant the doors would've been lever activated or spring activated or something, there was a knob on the top of the bunker in the proto shot I saw in some old toy collecting magazine.

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Power of the Force 2 / Re: POTF2 Playsets: Thoughts?
« on: September 4, 2010, 12:02 AM »
I picked up a Chasm escape playset recently, incomplete. Forgot how bad these were.

I recall from prototype phots that the bunker set was originally to have opening door feature, makes more sense than a spring loaded tree branch.

The Endor sets was best simply because Kenner never made the bunker front.

 The Dagobah set never got made.

There was an Echo base backdrop dio planned to include a Hoth Leia, also got canned. Not sure pictures even exist.

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Got the Snowspeeder for $20 and a another battle droid 2-pack at a Target where they were still $6.99, as opposed to $7.99 at other outlets.

Those battle droids continue to amaze me in their ability to fall over. Even with both feet on the new battle game stand footpegs, they still collpase.  :P


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Shadows of the Dark Side '10-'11 / Re: Luke Skywalker's Snowspeeder
« on: September 3, 2010, 09:22 PM »
Hardly ever buy new vehicles (last new one I got was that Homie's Spider Droid), but I got this snowspeeder today. Really neat vehicle. I wouldn't want it any smaller, but then I think they make current Leia figures too small. Carrie Fisher's real height be damned!  ;)

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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Recent Legacy Purchases
« on: September 1, 2010, 08:39 AM »
Got Moff Trachta off ebay.

5 Scout Troopers finally arrived from Malaysia...after HOMELAND SECURITY inspected the package. The neon green appproval sticker. Stuff I've gotten from Hong Kong didn't have that.

They came belts unattacted...but they seem to stay on once put on.

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Collect All 92! / Re: Han Solo (Bespin Outfit)
« on: August 29, 2010, 06:02 PM »
I often forget there's a another version they released, the Princess Leia collection two-pack one with the cloth jacket.

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Collect All 92! / Re: Han Solo (Bespin Outfit)
« on: August 29, 2010, 12:45 PM »
Why did Kenner give Han a Bespin blaster instead of his own model?

Also, looking back, Kenner was cheap on the paint ops. No paint on belt or boots.

We froze him back in the day...put him a plastic cup of water...in the freezer.

I never got the POTJ version. I have the POTF2 version with the nearly black jacket (another color debate!), "poured into his pants" look and the same head as the POTF2 ANH Han (freaking lazy Hasbro...in a way, the POTF2 designs were also like comic book/cartoon in the sense of character renderings.)

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I wonder what the abundance of animated figures out there would do to the market for realistic ones.  Would kids who already have animated Anakin give a crap about realistic Anakin?

Depends on the kid. The ones who avidly watch the cartoon, pay attention to who he characters are and "collect" (as best they can given the sheer amount of pricey product) or those lose the accessories in .5 seconds, rip all the limbs off and toss it around the room or let the family dog chew on it when they aren't chewing on it themselves.



 

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Missed most of the Clone Wars restock at the only close TRU, only new figure that was left was Mando guard...no knees...bah. (Of course is they actually shipped more new figures instead of Cody and past peg warmer Dooku... ::)) Did get legends figures.

Legends:
Snowspeeder Luke Skywalker (his battle card has a low "luck" rating...which is actually appropriate)
2x Snowtrooper (my 4th of this release)
Battle Droid 2-pack (my second)

Bad news is that the one Wal-Mart caught onto their Legends being $4.50 and updated their system. Missed my chance for some clones, but realistically, one can often to better on ebay with some observation and luck.

Finally saw Boushh Leia. Not that I was wanting one per se.


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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: The Clone Wars Season 3 House Party!
« on: August 26, 2010, 03:15 PM »
You forfit it all if you don't actually have the party. Better start inviting people.

I think I'm available.  ;D

Dibs on Cad Bane tattoo!

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This seemed inevitable (not matter what Hasbro said...remember "WE'"LL NEVER MAKE THE CLOUD CAR, BUY A VINTAGE ONE, THEY ARE ON EBAY"?)

I preferred the Tartakovsky series figures done in realistic style. The thing was, that microseries was so...micro...short-lived, that producing more in that style would've added to a very niche appeal subset, so limited that there wouldn't be much point in making them. That, and the animated style figures they made were barely articulated, and I didn't even buy those on clearance.

Making the CGI Clone Wars character in animated style only made sense, the series will run some 5 years total. I think it would matter to kids if the characters didn't look like the show, actually. I've warmed up to them a lot (if only they'd stopping short changing the figures articulation). I can totally understand longtime collectors not buying the animated toys for compatibility reasons. (A long time GI JOE collector, I've mostly avoided the modern era lines because they've changed the scale of the figures, making most of the pre 2007 stuff uncompatible with the previous 25 years.)

But, anyway, if this series is supposed to be "canon", then at least some principle characters could stand to be made realistic form, like Ahsoka and Cad Bane. Not sure there's much reason to make characters like Capt. Argyus or Clone Trooper Fives in realistic format, though, or at least anytime soon.





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If there's any Legacy figures you want at Toys R Us, be warned, they aren't part of the buy one, get one 50% off sale at Toys R Us this week. I found a Bacara and found that out at the register.

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Shadows of the Dark Side '10-'11 / Re: 2010 Saga Legends Figures
« on: August 24, 2010, 03:21 PM »
It's random. Yeah.

It's not an exact science, but in the right light, you can tell by the biggest gun. Seen a big loop strap, that's the ARC trooper rifle. See a big barrel, that's the EMP launcher (sometimes you make out it's distinct stock, as well), and the thick strap or thick solid ended barrel is sandtrooper rifle. If you see the clone trooper rifle that only tells you that it's not the sandtrooper pack, as the other two have the clone rifle.

Also, the one commando gun is gun metal color, not black, it's the only weapon that's not black out of all of them.

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Shadows of the Dark Side '10-'11 / Re: Imperial AT-AT
« on: August 20, 2010, 06:53 PM »
They should've included the sound of a toilet flushing and a cash register's "cha-ching".  :D

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It would be cool if it were the radar laser from the Target Hoth Rebel set with the beardless trooper. It would help Hasbro justify the new tooling, too.

Of course, I doubt it, since that would be sharing part of an exclusive with another store.

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