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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2003
« on: November 20, 2003, 09:16 AM »
I have to agree, I am a die hard Cowboy fan and when the season started, all I wanted for Christmas was a better showing than that we've got that, I have amended my list to picking up a Quarterback in the Offseason that can do more than "Mangage" a game, but win one.  Carter is the best we've got, but far from good.  

Every win from now on is just Icing for me.  

My only complaint is that with the Defense we have, most High School QB's could at least find a way to put 14 points on the board and win some games......

I think they will win the Division this year, but lose in the first round....

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 12 facts about yourself.
« on: November 20, 2003, 09:04 AM »
1.  I lurk on Forums more that I post.
2.  I am the stereotypical Texan that thinks Texas is the greatest place in the world and will fight like crazy to not have to go out of state to visit my In-Laws.
3.  I don't have an Oil Well.
4.  I was in Law School at Oklahoma City University when the Federal Building got bombed, it blew out some windows in the apartments where I lived.
5.  I love my Boss.
6.  I work for myself.
7.  I married a girl I met in Law School (if you can imagine, they made us sit in Alphabetical Order so she was stuck sitting by me for a whole year)
8.  She's a Lawyer too, but quit practicing when we had our daughter 2 years ago.
9.  This summer I bought my very first NEW car all by myself.  2003 BMW X5 4.4
10. Star Wars is what keeps me sane when it gets hectic/stressfull at the office.
11.  I don't do Personal Injury, mainly because I don't want to do a TV commercial where I tell people I am the "Texas Hammer" or a "Smart, Tough, Attorney" at 2:00am on the local independent channels.
12.  I am on the South Beach Diet right now, and I haven't had a Coke in about 12 days.....SO BACK OFF!!! :P

The Original Trilogy / Re: Rogue Squadron Members Names in OT
« on: November 18, 2003, 09:43 AM »
Yeah, I went to Rebelscum after I posted the question and found the thread....oh well thanks for the help!

The Original Trilogy / Re: Who's Your Favorite Cantina Alien?
« on: November 17, 2003, 10:05 PM »
I like the Band.  So I guess I like the Bith.

The Original Trilogy / Rogue Squadron Members Names in OT
« on: November 17, 2003, 10:03 PM »
What were the names of the Rogue Squadron Members that we know of during the OT era....

I know in ANH they were all designated "Red" but were they still the Rogues?  

I know the Books (the best series yet written) give us some new ones, but I really wanted to figure out who all was a Rogue between ANH (or shortly before) and Death Star II exploding...

Star Wars Action Figures / Hoth Soldier Possibilities
« on: November 14, 2003, 03:29 PM »
OK looking at the New Hoth Trooper Figure/Statuette, I was wondering if any of you have him and what the possibility of putting the new Hoth Luke's legs on him would be to make him LESS dynamic?

Or in the alternative, is Lukes Uniform something that could be painted/modified to make a decent Echo Base Tech/trooper?

The figures won't make it to the shelves here till about June of 2004....

I plan on Customizing the Hoth Stuff like crazy, I just don't know when they will be here in large enough numbers to justify it.

The Original Trilogy / Re: Rebel Fleet in the OT
« on: November 13, 2003, 06:11 PM »
I think a point Jesse brought up before really shows in the ROTJ final battle.  The fact that a Military Advisor was not on the set was really evident.

In ANH and ESB we see the battles taking place pretty much like they would if you were going to "map" them out.  In ANH you had certain elements of the Attack Squadron going after the Anti-Aircraft Guns, you had one group going after the Fighter Screen and another after the target.  Fairly Textbook stuff.

IN ESB on Hoth you have Skirmishers or guys at a listening post running back to the main line of defense being followed by Recon Elements of the empire, etc etc.

But in ROTJ the ships are not formed up the way a Navy Battle Group would be assembled.  I mean first off, why was the Medical Frigate even there?  Why wouldn't the Medical and Support Craft not jump in until they got a signal (assuming there is a Space Geneva Convention that states that Medical Ships can't be armed)  The ships don't have picket lines or any type of screen for the capital ships.  

I have to go and watch the space battle again (oh dang it ::))....

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Do You Have a Favorite Character(s) To Collect?
« on: November 12, 2003, 09:40 PM »
Wow I guess it takes all kinds, but I'll take any human from the OT, preferable a background Military Type, like a Tech, a Mechanic, a Foot Soldier or General.

The Original Trilogy / Re: Rebel Fleet in the OT
« on: November 11, 2003, 08:19 AM »
Here is my theory on the ROTJ Fleet as welll....since Mon Mothma says that the Empire is stretched across the Galaxy in a vain effort to engage the Rebels, I would assume that apart from the Fleet we see in the Movie, that there are at least 2 other small or medium sized fleets out in the Rim or Core jumping into a system, doing some damage or even attempting a blockade and then scooting out before any large number of Imperial Vessels can get there to confont them.  Basically there are Rebels and Imperials fighting all over the galaxy that we never see or hear about.

I like Jesse's threory on the Yavin Forward Base.  It also explains why there were not any/many Rebel Capital ships that we see.  Either they knew that the Death Star was going to be able to take them out, or they thought a large number of capital ships would arouse suspicion.  Escepcially out there in the middle of nowhere.

It also explains why the Rebels always have ships that have Hyperdrives.  If you can send an entire fighter/bomber group to a target without needing to piggyback on a carrier, you have less assets to be  destroyed/lost in an engagement.

The Original Trilogy / Rebel Fleet in the OT
« on: November 10, 2003, 10:00 AM »
In ANH were the Fighters that were on Yavin the only Fighters in the ENTIRE Rebel Fleet?

Also does anybody have a guess/reasonable belief of what the size of the Rebel Fleet was during each movie?  And it's composition? (Frigates, cruisers, carriers etc)

I am reading "Empire" the Comic series and the Biggs story is getting me thinking.

Another Question is "Where did the Y_Wings come from?" We are told in a couple sources that the XWings are stolen  from InCom, but what about the Y-Wings...They still show up in Jedi so they have to coming from somewhere...

The Original Trilogy / Re: TIE Fighters....
« on: November 6, 2003, 09:16 PM »
Well I'll go for a "Squint"....Tie Interceptors are just the Sports Car of Film Ties....

They are fast, have 4 guns and their speed does not compromise maneuverability too much.

I like the bomber, but if it is going to be that slow and large, it needs to have shields or hyperspace....but then I guess it would be a Y-wing....

Gotta Say Wedge....

He is Tactical
He is a Hero (not saying that Ackbar is not)
and he is HUMAN.

Call me an IMP, but I like the Human Characters the best.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: New Hoth Rebel... :(
« on: November 6, 2003, 08:54 AM »
When this guy was first rumored, I got that sense of impending doom.  Ever since Endor Han in the Saga line, I've learned to be careful what I wish for, cuz I just might get it.

Every time I see a figure that I've wanted or a resculpt that is coming, I imagine in my head what it SHOULD be, which is usually what most of you guys want too, Articulation, good sculpt, Accessories and weapons in the proper scale.....

But since the Clone 3 Packs came out, I get nervous now when I see a good Army Builder on a Rumor list....I fear the Dynamic Action Pose, the Inability to Hold his weapon in both hands (if it is indeed a 2 handed weapon), and a Uniqueness that would make him standout in an Army instead of blend in.

Sadly for us, the New Hoth Rebel, fails 2 parts of my 3 part test.  

This makes Complete Failures in the Saga Line for 2 of the 3 Rebel troops. (unlike Jesse, I can Forgive the Rebel Fleet Trooper's short comings and I AM aware that they were only RE-packaged in Saga from POTJ)

I do have a question on the figure though, is that Pistol Removable from the holster?  That would be a bonus if the pistol is a good sculpt and not gummi-plastic.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Jabba's Palace Wave Pics!
« on: November 6, 2003, 08:40 AM »
Skiff Lando is the MAN.  The sculpt on this figure carries this wave.  The Blaster that the Aliens come with is gonna look great with a Tattoine Stormtrooper too!!!

I am just stoked for the Lando though...he was one of the figures that in my opinion the Vintage Version was better than the POTF2 one.  

Now that they seem to have Lando's visage down from the ROTJ era, they can get to making a General Lando.

Plus Lando's Accessories look to scale.  Hasbro is definately improving.

I don't have any of the "Hologram" figures so I wasn't going to get him anyway.

« on: November 6, 2003, 08:27 AM »
I'd take any of the figures from the OT you guys mentioned already.  I'd just try to insert new versions of all of the Troopers from both sides of the Galactic Civil War...and of course all need to be able to hold their rifle with both hands....and be super articulated..

I also noticed that most of the waves are based on the formula of:

Major Character
Minor Character
Minor Charcater #2
Background/one scene Character


But my Dream Wave violates that formula:

I call it the ANH Super Articulated Wave:

Han Solo ANH gear Super Articulated
Luke Skywalker ANH Super Articulated
Stormtrooper Super Articulated
Death Star Trooper Super Articulated Numerous Head Sculpts
Tantive IV Defender Super Articulated Numerous Head Sculpts
Imperial Scanner Tech Super Articulated Numerous Head Sculpts
Imperial Officer Super Articulated Numerous Head Sculpts
Tusken Raider Super Articulated
Yavin Rebel Guard Super Articulated Numerous Head Sculpts
Yavin Tech Super Articulated Numerous Head Sculpts
Rebel Pilots Super Articulated Numerous Head Sculpts

I spent some time trying to figure out a way to make waves surrounding each of these figures so that we could get 1 super Articulated Figure Per Wave (and thus perhaps get a chance to get them).

I'll try to do it better for ESB and ROTJ and get back to you.  Of course I prefer Super Articulation to Poses but that is a thought for another topic.

Great Ideas all around from you guys make it harder to come up with any original waves....

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