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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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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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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Let's talk about Chicago
« on: July 14, 2009, 11:22 PM »
I know the NFL team in Chicago is Da Bears


That play in a building that looks like a UFO!



that's so our alien overlords know where to land when the end times come. only a certain coach with a certain mustache and cigar from a certain midwestern town (by way of the steel city of course) can stop them.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Let's talk about Chicago
« on: July 14, 2009, 03:10 PM »
Da Bears!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Let's talk about Chicago
« on: July 13, 2009, 06:46 PM »
Thanks Jason!  That's very helpful as well.

As for Boystown, we're familiar with the concept, and it doesn't bother us at all.  In fact, while we were apartment hunting the other week, the parade was going on. :) 



We're very into the arts as well and it's one of the reasons Chicago tops our list.  My girlfriend is entering year three of her PhD program at the University of Michigan for Art History.  When she's done she'll either be teaching or working in museums and we know that Chicago is full of them.  She's been there lots of times, I've only been the one time a few weeks ago and the entire trip was spent apartment hunting.  So I've got plenty of exploring to do... 19 short days until the truck comes.

I started packing the toys up today.   :-X





Glad to help Rob - being that Wrigleyville and Halsted are next to each other I thought it fair to warn you as like I mentioned it could be a culture shock to those who have had no previous exposure.

As far as museums go, you're right there's a lot to see here. The Art Institute on Michigan ave, the Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium, the Field Museum all just south of downtown, and of course the Museum of Science and Industry at 57th and the LSD. BTW the LSD = Lake Shore Drive, you'll hear that often.

Good luck with the move, don't forget to pack those loose figures tight!  ;D

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Thanks for the breakdown of repacks.

Unfortunately for me, Wave 6 is actually the scarcest one here.  Which, of course, has the Hoth Rebel in it.  Go figure.

The Wave 7 figures have now hit several WM stores, but Target's not ordering jack and or squat.  Target gets nothing new, ever.  WM it's hit and miss, as WM is.

I've seen this wave at 4 different stores though as of this weekend.  Better than Wave 6, by far.  ::)

Wave 7 contains a Hoth Rebel as well. I'm in the same boat, I've seen Wave 7 in relative abundance now 4 different times, but the only evidence of Wave 6 has been the repacks from previous waves. This would seem to contradict the idea of Wave 7 being scarcer than Wave 6 - but time will tell.

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