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The Legacy Collection / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2009
« on: July 27, 2009, 06:27 PM »

I'll be honest though, looking at Scott's list he copied, it's sad that all that stuff is even remotely being swirled around as "rumor".  I remember a time when ACTUAL rumors got out in very sparse numbers in a year, and lists never got that big.  It's sad really, as it's used to somehow entertain the less informed and keep them hooked.  I'm always up for seeing rumor lists, but this year it really seemed to spiral out of control, and it's just turned into obvious wishing by a lot of these "sources", who haven't earned any credibility I can see.

And therein lies the problem when you have dozens of people who think their **** don't stink because that one time their guess became reality, when all they did was throw the proverbial dart at the board and hit something that was obvious. The rumor mill nowaday is mostly full of ****, not even fun to look at any more. Once in a while something interesting will pop up and half the internets will claim they knew about it first while the other half claims it's bull****. And unlike most things in life, the truth usually isn't somewhere in the middle...

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: July 25, 2009, 08:08 PM »
If I only knew!   ;)

That would have been the smart thing, but I'm happy.

and that's the most important thing - the set looks beautiful, kudos on a great score!

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From the G4 blog:

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5:56 Stephen Johnson:  The next Star Wars Celebration will be held in.... 
5:57 Stephen Johnson:  oops. there is no exact time or place, but Star Wars Celebration 5 will be held next summer.

Yeah, that narrowed it down. Summer in the US is like what, Memorial Day weekend to the Labor Day weekend? (May-September).

How in Sam's hell can you make an announcement on CV if you don't have a place or date yet. Nice blunder!   ::)

Perhaps Hasbro jumping the gun forced LFL to make the announcement that it would be happening but couldn't go into detail for contractual reasons such as the paperwork not being set in stone, an agreed upon method for making the announcement (G4 is showing the spectacular tomorrow, perhaps the details are to come there in added bit), or maybe the Lucas gang just likes ******* with us.

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The Legacy Collection / Re: Legacy Collection Comic Packs
« on: July 24, 2009, 08:56 PM »
Ooohh... looks like a Walmart exclusive Dllr Npe & Plourr Ilo comic pack is coming this Fall!  I loves me some more Rogue Squadron Comic Packs!  :)

Yeah, once again WM's packs are actually the most interesting ones.  Go figure. :)  They could give me different pilot headsculpts till the cows come home and I'd buy them.

And here I was all ready to contemplate making a Plourr, big ups to Walmart for getting us another cool Rogue pack. Most of these comic packs look great, the clone sets though are such a big snooze to me, they would be considered a waste if it were not for the fact that Hasbro includes these in the assortments so they can bring the goodness to other sets like the Ulic Qel-Droma/Exar Kun set.

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Now all we need is a Dark Trooper phase II.


Isn't that the BAD for the Wal-Mart Exclusive Droid Factory sets? Or is that a different Dark Trooper?

This wave looks completely awesome - the details shown in the pics are outstanding and I'm excited to see Jacen and Jaina for the first time in plastic form. What's up with the slutty Shaak Ti? Is that how she appeared in the game? Why did Hasbro go with a resculpt of the Spacetrooper, I'd be curious to know what led to that decision. And a big yay to seeing BG-J38, I've been wanting that droid since I saw him in an ROTJ Coloring book (Luke on cover) back in 1983.

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The Legacy Collection / Re: Target Geonosis Arena 2-Packs
« on: July 24, 2009, 08:48 PM »
I don't know, the right leg looks warped to me from the knee joint up. A look at the slide presentation on SW.com also shows the BD to have a warped leg. Maybe it's just the prototypes they're using for the photography and display, hopefully the production item is a far better quality than it appears to me at this time. I want this to be a sturdy and quality Battle Droid, but we've been burned so many times in the last 7 years that the cynic in me doesn't see the hope that you do JJ.

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The Legacy Collection / Re: Target Geonosis Arena 2-Packs
« on: July 24, 2009, 06:04 PM »

there's only one set that looks like I'd want to army build - the Battle Droid set.

Hasbro said that the new BD sculpt there will definitely be carried forward - you can expect to see it again in many colors/deco in future box sets/cards/etc.

I'm conflicted about this. While it's a nice upgrade, Hasbro can do better. All they did was add ball joints to the shoulders and hips.

In addition to the shoulders and hips they put joints in the ankle, as well as bringing together many features from many different figures. (articulated arms, knees, retracting head, etc.) I will say that the apparent lack of a two handed grip is a letdown. IG-88 proves that Hasbro can make droids with thin limbs SA. It's not a deal breaker, as I think the CW Battle Droid is fine, but it sure isn't great either.

My concern for these Battle Droids would be that it appears they're still using thinner plastic for the limbs which will lead to the eventual warping, especially at the knee/elbow joints. Regardless of extra articulation as it stands now, I don't see how these BD's are any better than the ones we've received in the last 7 years.

http://www.rebelscum.com/sdcc09/hasbro-sw/IMG_1732.JPG

If in Hasbro's own displays the Battle Droid is bent backwards due to warping, this pretty much shows that the plastic is going to suck. I'll be sticking with the Episode 1 Battle Droids.

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The Legacy Collection / Re: Willrow Hood
« on: July 24, 2009, 01:41 PM »
Congrats Scott on getting your vision realized. My question for you though is, will you give Willrow a ice cream scoop to hold in his right hand? :)

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Almost there, just need the location & then let the games begin.  ;D   8)

One word: Chicago!

 ;D

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The Legacy Collection / Re: Resurgence of the Jedi Battle Pack
« on: July 23, 2009, 02:15 PM »
So what could possibly be the ultimate ANH Luke is going to be released first in a battle pack? Really? This should be in the TLC ANH Wave AND Saga Legends. I know many of us our still burnt out on Tatooine Lukes from the 90's, but I so want this figure!

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The Legacy Collection / Re: Legacy Wave 9 - Return of the Jedi
« on: July 23, 2009, 02:06 PM »
Did he even fly a B-wing in the movies?

I believe he is seen in the Rebel Briefing scene as wearing the B-Wing Pilot gear

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The Legacy Collection / Re: Walmart Dewback w/Sandtrooper
« on: July 22, 2009, 05:36 PM »
Good shot of the Dewback from Comic-Con...

http://www.superherohype.com/imageGallery/Comic-Con/Comic-Con_2009/large/hr_Comic-Con_2009_76.jpg

Looks impressive, a whole new sculpt, surprised Hasbro would do that.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: July 17, 2009, 11:57 PM »
Update: it came today, and the boil and pop worked perfectly. I boiled one for about 15 minutes and the arm slid right out and into the old one. I think boiling it for an extra long time helped out - if anyone ever tries this, go carefully, but it is possible. I have seen the promiseland.

awesome, glad to hear it worked - let's see that bad boy now!  ;D

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The Legacy Collection / Re: Target Geonosis Arena 2-Packs
« on: July 17, 2009, 02:42 PM »

there's only one set that looks like I'd want to army build - the Battle Droid set.

Hasbro said that the new BD sculpt there will definitely be carried forward - you can expect to see it again in many colors/deco in future box sets/cards/etc.

I'm conflicted about this. While it's a nice upgrade, Hasbro can do better. All they did was add ball joints to the shoulders and hips.

In addition to the shoulders and hips they put joints in the ankle, as well as bringing together many features from many different figures. (articulated arms, knees, retracting head, etc.) I will say that the apparent lack of a two handed grip is a letdown. IG-88 proves that Hasbro can make droids with thin limbs SA. It's not a deal breaker, as I think the CW Battle Droid is fine, but it sure isn't great either.

My concern for these Battle Droids would be that it appears they're still using thinner plastic for the limbs which will lead to the eventual warping, especially at the knee/elbow joints. Regardless of extra articulation as it stands now, I don't see how these BD's are any better than the ones we've received in the last 7 years.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: beh beh
« on: July 17, 2009, 12:53 AM »
congrats!

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