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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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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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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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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 '08-'10 / 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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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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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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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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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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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: July 17, 2009, 12:52 AM »
Spuffy - great score on the R2, looks beautiful especially at the price. and as everyone else said, if you can afford it go for the Dungeon set, you'll be kicking yourself if you don't.

Well, I officially have one with just a left arm and one with just a right arm now. At the very least, I can pry apart one of them, but the trick will be getting it to fit peacefully into the other one. Maybe if I buy it a few drinks first. The worst I'd do is waste the money on the one I just got, really, which I'd rather not do.

Anyone ever make this fix before?

my childhood EV-9D9 lost his left arm as a kid, i eventually got a replacement arm at the Earth in 2000 but the arm peg was worn down so I rebuilt it. Just find a peg of the right size, glue it to the arm where it should be and slide it right into the hole on the torso - BAM! you've got yourself a good looking torture droid.

cheers!

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