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The Original Trilogy / Re: Rebel Uniforms
« on: August 8, 2003, 05:26 PM »
I've also always wondered if the Outfit that Luke wears at Bespin in ESB was a Rebel Uniform.  It seems Luke was actually in the Rebel Army/Navy/Air Force.  Mercenaries aren't usually given command of flight groups.  Sure his Uniform was a bit different from everybody else on Hoth, but still within standards.

I agree that the Mon Calamari could also be a specific uniform to their Species/Planet.  Obviously it would be difficult to have 1 standard uniform for an Army that has Hundreds of Species.....

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Check Hasbro NOW
« on: August 8, 2003, 05:21 PM »
The Rebel Trooper looks very POTF2 Rebel Fleet Trooperish, like they let an Intern do it.    His chest looks wider than the POTF2 Version...

But all that aside, I'll buy cases of him, so I guess I shouldn't complain too much.

And my only other complaint is that Luke seems to be leaning...why is everybody leaning lately?  Is this Hasbro's new thing?  Nobody stood up straight?

Oh well he looks awesome otherwise.  I too am stoked by all these figures, so don't think this is a Complaint thread, just a begger trying to be a chooser.

The General is something I have wanted since the 80's, I always thought that Collar was cool.  

I will agree that the Escape Pod rocks but a True-Scale one would have been even better.

I was about to abandon the modern figures for the vintage ones, but this may keep me in the modern stuff for a bit longer.

I am going to order "opener" cases from either EE or Newforce as soon as they list them.  If anybody wants in let m know, we can settle up after they arrive.


The Original Trilogy / Re: Rebel Uniforms
« on: August 8, 2003, 08:41 AM »
Well this is a topic I can get into so if you need help building a database let me know.

Another Idea I was pondering is that perhaps the reason we see so many differences is that the in the Galactic Civil War, it is much like our own.

During the Early Part of the war when the South had all the Various State "Militias" as units (and before any DEPOT decided to start making any Uniform) you saw anything from the High Polish and Guilded Uniforms of the Virginians to the Homespun "uniforms" of the Texas Volunteers.

I may have to buy a West End Games Sourcebook just to look at the pictures...

The Original Trilogy / Rebel Uniforms
« on: August 7, 2003, 09:13 PM »
Ok this will probably require some EU or West End Games Knowledge or just some good old guessing..

The uniform we see Lando Wearing as a General and the uniform we see Crix Madine wearing in ROTJ seems to be a "Duty" uniform.  Is that a Rebel Navy uniform or a Rebel Army Uniform.  Also does the Rebellion have different branches like the Empire does?

During the Trilogy we see Rebel Officers wearing the New Hope Khaki/Browns with belted tunics and caps or in the Capt. Antilles uni on the Tantive IV.

In ESB you can't really count the Uni's there because they all have on Extreme Weather Gear.

ROTJ we see the previously mentioned Madine/Lando Unis, the Fatigues worn by the Commando's, even some different uni's worn by members at the briefing.

I was just trying to figure out if the Rebels had the 4 required classes of Uniforms or not. Or were even structured to do so.  I am going to have to start reading more sources.  

I know by the Time the New Republic Rolls around they have Dress Uniforms that when described in the books sound Very Dissimilar to what Madine/Lando wore, leading me to believe that what they had on was Battle Dress and not "walking out" dress.

The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike
« on: August 7, 2003, 08:57 PM »
Ok guys help me out, I have a PS2 and it is used more as an emergency DVD player than a Game Console,...........

Is a GameCube worth it so just so I can play Rogue Squadon?  I mean I assume they have the EA Sports games too right?  I really don't know the difference in the 3 major consoles, but know that with RS III and a price drop coming, I could easily be swayed.


The Original Trilogy / Re: A New Hope on TBS this week
« on: August 6, 2003, 08:58 AM »
Well that will teach me not to jump Straight to the Forums from now on.....  :-[

The Original Trilogy / Re: Bossk?
« on: August 6, 2003, 08:53 AM »
Ok, I can't be 100% positive, but I watched the Palace Scenes and Barge Scenes on Super Slow and ZOOMed In at certain times as well on the Widescreen Version and could not find Bossk anywhere.  There is a Creature that looks like him, but does not have his uniform on.

Dengar is all over the place though.  There are some real good shots of him (without backpack) from all angles as well.

Add that to my search for a PruneFace in Endor and my wife was really confused why I was watching the movie in Slowmotion, standing or at times kneeling in front of the TV....  

Modern Trading / Re: Wave 15 "Extras" to Trade
« on: August 6, 2003, 08:47 AM »
Updated the List

The Original Trilogy / A New Hope on TBS this week
« on: August 5, 2003, 07:28 PM »
A NEW HOPE is going to be on TBS this week.  I know we all have it in Several Forms on VHS (If you count Original Release, Cleaned UP Release, Special Edition Formatted and Special Edition WideScreen) and we won't talk about some of us "Older" guys who have or have had it on BETA or LaserDisc or are old enough to even know what those are...

But it is still cool to see it on TV....the other neat thing is except for Time there is NO reason that Censors would edit any part of it.

Check the listings, I think it is Sunday Night.

The Original Trilogy / Re: Bossk?
« on: August 1, 2003, 11:23 PM »
In the action figure book ( I think it is Steve Sansweets, I don't have it in front of me) there is a picture of Jabba on his Throne and there in the Back Row far left is Bossk, right next to Boba Fett.  So he was "on the set".  I'll see if I can't snag a picture of him either at the palace or on the barge  this weekend with the other ones I am trying to get...

The Original Trilogy / Re: Endor Troopers dissapearing?
« on: August 1, 2003, 11:20 PM »
Ok the wife and daughter are going to swim lessons tomorrow so by 9pm we will know if there is a Prune Face in the Endor scenes or not.  I re-read this entire thread just to make sure it wasn't a "he is BEHIND a Tree" type tongue in cheek reference, but I am going to give it a go.  If I find one, I'll post here and somebody can tell me how to post the photo, once I copy it.


They must be really camo-ed...When the Shuttle is parked up in the trees and the troopers are marching a bit down a hill (you can see about 22-24 of Human Trooperssm, so 2 full Squads), But Alas no Prune Face.

I also checked the part where Luke comes running back after they get separated, and I didn't find one there either.  I did not have time to search the entire battle scene or even the Approach to the Shield Generator, but I will the next time I get a chance....

The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Galactic Battlegrounds
« on: August 1, 2003, 11:15 PM »
Guys, I've got DSL now and would love to get some games going.  I'm terrible at it, but oh well.  I like playing just the same...So if you guys are still playing drop me a line.

The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Galaxies: Who's in? Who's out? Who cares?
« on: August 1, 2003, 11:13 PM »
I've played it the last two nights and I will have to admit that I don't know a DARN thing about what I am doing, what I am suppossed to be doing or how to Join the Empire or Rebellion.

Honestly, it seems way too difficult for me to get into so I will probably box it up and go to Game Stop...I bought the TIps book, I'll read that before I get out, but I just don't "Get it" I guess.  Of course I could play Galactic Battle Grounds for days on end, so it may just not be My TYPE of game.  

Modern Trading / Wave 15 "Extras" to Trade
« on: July 31, 2003, 06:40 PM »
I just got my "bent" card box from NewForce and I have some extras.  Keep in mind these are Openers so the cards are not in MINT condition.  Some of them are not that bad, but none are what "Carded" collectors look for.

Darth Vader, Throne Room Duel
Luke Skywalker, Throne Room Duel
R2-D2, Droid Factory
C3P0, Tatooine Ambush (this one got the Brunt of the Bent Box/Card
Chewbacca, Mynock Hunt


Loose Vintage in Decent Condition (I don't need fresh off the Card, but I don't want "been in the backyard since 78 either) Obviously you'd get a better than 1:1 ratio

(can be loose, but complete)

POTJ/SAGA Imperial Officers ANY
SAGA Rebel Fleet Trooper
POTJ Death Star Escape Han Solo
Wedge Antilles from the Pilot 3 Pack
Biker Scouts
POTF2 Endor Rebels
SAGA Endor Rebels
Anakin's Speeder
Zam's Speeder
Star Tours Astromech Droids

Email me or just reply here.

Toy Reviews / Re: Hoth Han (Blue) Review
« on: July 31, 2003, 01:23 PM »
I've got to agree with your review.  The most disappointing thing (once you get past the Action Feature) is the Stance.


He comes with the best version of his blaster we have seen so far(if it is not Identical it is very close to the Endor Raid one)

I like the Hood Up (very Vintage)

The wrists and Elbows allow him to hold an Imperial Blaster in a "Hip-Shooting" fasion.

The Boots are well done



When the mask comes off, so does the brim of his cap..whats that for???

Lack of Leg Articulation (this could be a subset of Stance)

Much like Endor Raid Han, it was a figure that I highly Anticipated and one that disappointed  me a bit.(Endor Han did ALOT)

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