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Other Toy Lines / New NFL Figures
« on: May 21, 2006, 05:38 PM »
www.gracelyntoys.com

I saw these in WalMart and almost got a couple.  I left them there though.  If they had a Cowboy in the lineup I would have.

I saw:

Brady
Favre (however you spell it)
Randy Moss
Peyton Manning
Brian Urlacher
Deion Sanders (in Baltimore Ravens)
T.O. (in Eagles uni)
Ray Lewis (I think)
Pennington (the NY Jets QB I think)


A couple of other guys I don't recognize even though I love the NFL...but like I said..no Cowboys so I passed.

The figs were about 4.5 inches or taller.  The Linebackers were bigger than the QB's  TO was taller than Deion etc...so there is some variety to scaling.

I will definately snag any Dallas players or Former Texas Tech Red Raiders (Zac Thomas has the only chance)....

I didn't know if anybody saw these..the NFL type figure I got was back in the day when they were in the Sears or Penny's Christmas WIsh Book and you put the numbers on yourself....

They are more articulated than the Hoth Wave (except ATAT driver)...

Saw them at Wal Mart.

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Modern Trading / NEEDED Rebel Blasters
« on: March 18, 2006, 09:08 AM »
I am looking for the Rebel Blasters that come with Capt. Antilles(fan's choice not the ROTS one), Gen. Dodonna and Dutch Vander.

I've tons of loose parts/accessories to trade or would even trade full figures for enough of them.




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Modern Classifieds / WTB VOTC Han Solo and Boba Fett
« on: October 10, 2005, 10:24 PM »
Hey guys and gals, I am looking for the VOTC Han Solo  and VOTC Fett either in the package or not.  I really need 2 Hans and 1 Boba Fett.

I have $$ or I can swap you some #41 ROTS Clones or even a Target Clone (the first one).

Let me know.

Paul

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Watto's Junk Yard / If you had to stay in bed for 3 weeks
« on: July 13, 2005, 08:42 AM »
Ok, I need the help of our brilliiant and diverse group here on JD.com...

On this up coming Monday (the 18th) I am going in to have Back Surgery. (somehow I have herniated my disc AGAIN) and I need some reading/watching material as I sit in bed for 3 weeks.

Any reading (comic/graphic or novel) that anybody would suggest?  At this point I've read most of the Star Wars Novels (I am considering reading the X Wing Series from book 1 to the end).  And I have the DVD's.

I've also read almost every Louis Lamour (he writes about the old west for you high brow folks).

I was thinking of one of the Comic Book collected works from the Justice League or the Avengers, but I don't which are good self contained stories with Characters that I know without too much preaching.  Anybody know any good ones?  Probably just Marvel or DC characters since I am more likely know at least recognize them.

I am trying to stay away from anything too politically or socially charged either way (whether comic or print), I'll be in a bad enough mood being stuck in bed while everybody (you know who you are) is out there "Collecting" without me.


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Revenge of the Sith / Hasbro Direct Sales Website
« on: April 20, 2005, 03:21 PM »
I just got this from the GI Joe Collector Club....what could this mean for Star Wars as well?  Anybody think this will give us all a chance to get stuff directly or will it be like StarWarsShop.com and be the same pegwarmers we see at WM and Target.........


Here is the press release:

PAWTUCKET, R.I., April 20, 2005 – Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) is launching a direct to consumer website that will provide online shoppers with the convenience of purchasing toys and games at home, while also providing up-to-date information about the broad portfolio of Hasbro brands.

            HasbroToyShop.com, which is scheduled to go live in May, will initially focus on a select number of Hasbro brands, including MY LITTLE PONY, WEEBLES, VIDEONOW and a variety of family games from Milton Bradley and Parker Brothers.

            In addition, the G.I. JOE 3 3/4” scale makes its return with a variety of new figures and vehicles and will be available on HasbroToyShop.com, along with select online retailers.    Attendees at the annual International G.I. Joe Collector’s Convention, taking place in Minneapolis from June 24 –26, will be given the first opportunity to order this G.I. Joe product at the Convention only.

Following the Convention, new G.I. JOE product will be available to order on HasbroToyShop.com beginning July 1, with select online retailers having the product offerings available for order shortly after July 1.  For more information about product availability, pricing and shipping, consumers can visit HasbroToyShop.com once the site goes live next month.

Hasbro (NYSE:HAS) is a worldwide leader in children's and family leisure time entertainment products and services, including the design, manufacture and marketing of games and toys ranging from traditional to high-tech.  Both internationally and in the U.S., its PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, TIGER, and WIZARDS OF THE COAST brands and products provide the highest quality and most recognizable play experiences in the world.


Thoughts?

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Star Wars Action Figures / VOTC Customs
« on: April 16, 2005, 10:53 PM »
Ok I am admittedly not even good enough to be a "beginner" in the customizing world, but here are my first "Successful" attempts at Customs.

Han on the Death Star:




Some VOTC Stormies as "Clean" Tatooine Stormies




That is a POTJ one in the middle asking..."Why don't I have Articulation?" and "Why Can't I hold my gun with both hands?"

I've done Luke with a belt similar to Han Solo's but my daughter took off with him a minute before I took the pictures and I can't find where "The Easter Bunny" hid him, but at least it wasn't my car keys again.

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Revenge of the Sith / Clone #6, Commander, Gunner Photo Comparison
« on: April 16, 2005, 10:42 PM »
Ok, I've got all 3 of these guys now and thought I'd show a photo comparison that I've done....

All 3 in a row


Wing Span Check


Gunner Doing the Splits



Riding the Speeder Bike



Riding the AT-RT




Riding the Taun Taun




Here is #6 with the Gunner's Gear on, next to a Gunner



Commander with the Skirt Trimmed off



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Joe Defender / Direct to Consumer 2005-2007
« on: February 19, 2005, 03:35 PM »
Well just in from the Fan Club....Hasbro is killing the 12 Inch and 3 3/4 inch lines after this spring for their crap-anime style 8 inch figures.

I just get back into Joes and they kill the line....be careful folks or I'll collect your favorite line too....

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Modern Classifieds / FS Master Replicas Stormtrooper Blaster Prop
« on: January 21, 2005, 08:46 AM »
Ok on a whim I ordered the Stormtrooper Blaster from Master Replicas and then forgot about it, well it showed up the week before Christmas and I have only taken the MR box out of the shipping box to inspect it.  I also have noticed that I lack the display space for this bad boy in it's display case or out.  It is number 4**/3500 if that sort of thing matters (that is four hundred and something)

I'm asking $475 plus shipping, I take PayPal or money Orders.  But if you have  a reasonable offer.....




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Watto's Junk Yard / Disney World Trip
« on: January 17, 2005, 08:30 AM »
My wife and I are taking our daughter to Disney World in the first week of February and I thought I'd get any tips/advice anybody here might have for good places to  go/eat while there.


Also, I do plan to hit the Star Wars shop while I'm there, so if you anybody is looking for something there, let me know, I'll try to hook you up.

My daughter is 3, thouroughly infatuated by anything Disney or Princess or Disney Princess so the bulk of our trip is going be very Kiddo intensive (which is cool with me)...

The sad part is that we'll be there during the Superbowl...I assume the Rooms at the Pop Culture Hotel have TVs....

Any Must See rides/exhibits, also is Star Tours the ride Scary by 3 year old girl standards?

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Modern Classifieds / WTB 21st C Ultimate Sodlier XD NAM
« on: December 19, 2004, 12:16 PM »
I am looking for Loose, Carded, Complete, incomplete Figures from the XD NAM series. 

Tank Jeep and Helicopter Pilots and Infantry Figures.

Send me a PM with what you've got and what you'd sell them for. 


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Other Toy Lines / Dusty Trail Toys new "Wild West" Line
« on: December 18, 2004, 10:48 AM »
In either Lee's or Tomarts  I noticed that Dusty Trail Toys has a line planned for 2005 that is going to be 3 3/4 in Wild West Figures.  I am probably the only one on a Sci Fi board that is not only looking forward to this, but has taken the time to do up a dream list.  Just in case there is another fan of the American Frontier West I'll post it here.

So far they have listed/pictured:

A stage coach with 2 running horses, a driver and guy riding "shotgun"...no pics of the guys, but the Coach and Horses look good.

A Gatling Gun
A Cannon
A Tombstone inspired "Cowboy" almost like Curly Bill
A "Doc Holliday" looking figure
A "Wyatt Earp" looking Marshall
A Mexican Vaquero nice big sombrero on this guy.

They seem to have articulation in the Knees, waist, Elbows, wrists, neck but you know how Prototypes are...

So that is what is listed.  I'd give up all my pre OTC figures if this line would take off.  I was always a Cowboy as a kid growing up (until Star Wars came along)

Here is my WISH/WANT list:

a "Dude"...city dweller in the frontier with the bowler and suit (very Sheriff Behan if you've seen Tombstone)

a Cavalry Soldier with horse
a Cavalry Officer with horse (not just Yellow Hair Custer)
a Cavalry Soldier (Buffalo Soldier) with horse  (no matter what line I collect Army Building always has a place)

Apache indian (but not just Geronimo,but generic Braves too)
Sioux Indian  (not just Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull but Braves)

The rest of the OK Corral Guys to include: Virgil, Morgan and some Clantons and McLaurys

A Texas Cowboy
A Northern Plains Cowboy (yes there is a difference and both need Horses and a couple of "Doggies" to round up)

A Texas Ranger (but not Walker or Nolan Ryan)

A Pony Express Rider

Buffalo Bill

Bartender

If they Do a Prairie Schooner,  I assume it would come with a Sod buster family

Maybe the James-Younger Gang but I don't know how long a span they are using, the magazine article mentioned 1880's....

Saloon Girls...Fan Boys LOVE Saloon Girls



Oh well I am sure there are more  I could list, but this is a start.

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Watto's Junk Yard / When Sports and Star Wars Collide....
« on: September 27, 2004, 04:49 PM »
http://msn.foxsports.com/pgStory?contentId=3037528&imageNumber=15

I wonder how this guy did?  I would assume the helmet doesn't lend itself well to Breathing during a marathon.


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Originally I had planned to just buy one or two of each case (this was back when only Wave 1 was being advertised at Ent Earth so it seemed that each case would be 2 of each new figure per wave...) With Wave 3 now being offered (though I think I ordered it on July 7th from them)

Here are the breakdowns and totals:
Wave 1

2x Han Solo,
3x Luke Skywalker,
2x Obi-Wan Kenobi
1x Princess Leia

Wave 1.5

3x Han Solo,
3x Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi
2x Princess Leia

Wave 2

2x Darth Vader - Empire Strikes Back (NEW),
2x Yoda - Empire Strikes Back (NEW),
2x Han Solo - A New Hope,
2x Luke Skywalker - A New Hope

Wave 2.5

1x Lando Calrissian - Empire Strikes Back (NEW)
1x C-3P0 - Empire Strikes Back (NEW),
1x Darth Vader - Empire Strikes Back,
1x Yoda - Empire Strikes Back,
1x Han Solo - A New Hope,
1x Luke Skywalker - A New Hope,
1x Obi-Wan Kenobi - A New Hope,
1x Princess Leia - A New Hope

Wave 3

2x Boba Fett - Return of the Jedi (NEW),
1x R2-D2 (NEW),
1x Chewbacca (NEW),
2x Stormtrooper (NEW),
1x Lando Calrissian - Empire Strikes Back,
1x Darth Vader - Empire Strikes Back

If you bought one of each case

8x Han Solo
6x Luke Skywalker
6x Obi Wan Kenobi
4x Pricness Leia
4x Darth Vader
3x Yoda
2x Lando
2x Boba Fett
2x Stormtrooper
1x Chewbacca
1x C-3P0
1x R2-D2

So I am going to be calling EE today and dropping more than half my orders. (sadly I've already paid shipping on a couple of them)

Looking at the patterns, I would assume we'll see a Wave 3.5 but I doubt the Stormtrooper or Chewbacca will see more than 2 figures a piece in it.  

Army building that Stormtrooper is gonna be tuff.  It just doesn't seem like they are being produced in equal numbers like Hasbro mentioned at the beginning of this whole thing.

Any thoughts or insights?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Necessary Evils
« on: June 20, 2004, 10:10 AM »
I tried to make sure this wasn't a duplicate topic so if it is I apologize....

After spending the better part of yesterday cleaning out the garage, I came up with a point to ponder with my JediDefender buddies.....

What is your number 1 necessary evil?  I mean that one thing that annoys you to no end, but you have to have.

Maybe it was just the setting of where I came up with the idea, but here is mine....

Packing Peanuts...the little foam pellets that most people use to pack stuff when they ship it.  No matter how careful one is, they will always Spill, Fall out or otherwise escape from the package and since I order 90% of my figures online, then  I end up with a ton of these things. They don't Sweep up well, they have no other uses (for me).

Anybody else have one?

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