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The kill markings for Wedge's X-Wing is likely in homage to the Rogue Squadron comic books which showed the markings on the hull. They look similar to this set of markings I made years ago and hosted by Erik.

Hah, I just knew you'd be able to answer that. It's uncanny really...  :D

Just picked this set up this evening at Target ($22.99 pre-tax. $25.30 after tax) and even though the Battle Packs have gone up in cost, this set prices out just nicely. 3 figures + a mini rig at today's prices bought individually would have been at least $34+ pre-tax,  so the cost is just right. As is the set, it's the best Battle Pack ever in my opinion, the details on all the figures are high quality (sans Red Leader's short stature) especially the paint job on the R5, that's actually quite outstanding. And the Ryan Stiles figure looks to be a great base for future figures such as AT-ST Drivers, Imperial Techs, perhaps Rebel Fleet Troopers (JJ, being the RFT guru can they just slap on a new torso and call it a day here?). And the mini-rig cart is a fun toy, it doesn't look like much but its a well done piece. The only thing I'm left scratching my head about is the control handle on the cart. The packaging shows that its a longer piece and after checking Yakface's photoshoot of the set it appears they did shorten up the handle. I thought perhaps there was an add-on piece to extend it but no such piece found in the box. Did I miss it or was this just cut out? It does make the tech's positioning a bit off but nothing too horrible. I'm looking forward to picking up another of these sets down the road.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: LOST
« on: April 18, 2009, 08:23 PM »
After this week's episode I checked my various copies and sure enough Hugo Reyes is credited for the screenplay for The Empire Strikes Back. The man is a GENIUS!! :D

The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Big Items of the Future!
« on: February 11, 2009, 01:44 PM »
And yes, I want my Tantive IV just like that.  I bought a chunk of land near my house specifically for it.  I expect it will come with the only release of a new Fleet Trooper, making army building impossible.  And he'll have a massive mullet sculpted on him which will blow.

BAHAHAHAHAHA! Good stuff!  :D

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Battlestar Galactica
« on: January 16, 2009, 11:22 PM »
Oh my gawds, what an excellent episode to kick off the winter season.

Without giving anything away for those who haven't watched the episode yet, I will only say that though the summer season finale could have been a good way to end the series, continuing on as this ep did was outstanding. This episode was very powerful and emotional and I can't wait to see where it goes next and how they continue to unravel the mysteries of the show.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Stargate Thread
« on: January 14, 2009, 11:49 PM »
Yes overall the series finale was good, a nice touch on the overall theme of the series. One thing that left my head scratching though is who was the girl that visited Ronin in the infirmary at the end of the episode? Did I miss an ep where Ronin hooked up with someone?

Hasbro said a "mix" too...  Not a single-theme wave of EU figures like Wave 2 Legacy was...  Anyone else a bit geeked at the possibilities? :)

I'd love a new Kyle Katarn, but I can't say I'm hopeful.  Katarn really is a bitchin' character though and can be armed to the teeth with accessories.  SA Kyle would make my top 10 list for sure.

JJ - Hasbro has previously confirmed a new Kyle Katarn with a Yuuzhan Vong in a comic pack for 09. This will be based on an issue of SW Tales.

My hopes for an EU wave would be a six figure BAD wave as follows (without taking anything away from potential comic packs though with one notable exception)...

1.) Corran Horn (Jedi Knight)
2.) Jaina Solo (NJO)
3.) Jacen Solo (NJO)
4.) Mara Jade-Skywalker (Jedi Master)
5.) Admiral Daala
6.) Tenel Ka (NJO)
BAD: Emtrey (M-3PO) from Rogue Squadron comics

I was tempted to do an 8 figure wave with half the wave being dedicated just to Corran Horn wave...

1.) Corran Horn (NJO Jedi Knight)
2.) Corran Horn (CorSec Officer)
3.) Corran Horn (X-Wing Pilot)
4.) Keiran Halcyon (I, Jedi)
BAD #1 - Whistler

Now that would rule  ;D

Vintage Kenner / Re: Polish Bootlegs
« on: December 20, 2008, 02:11 PM »

...and this is a 3rd Generation Vader.  Note the kick ass sword.  ;)

Cool pick ups on the Vaders Jesse!

FYI - that sword is a bootleg of the 1989 Snake Eyes sword -

Kinda ironic since I used that sword as a stand in for Luke's lightsaber at the end of my "official" toy playing days.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: December 20, 2008, 02:04 PM »
One of my long sought after grails arrived in the mail yesterday, a Canadian Regal Jawa.  8)

Tho not complete, he's missing his bandolier, pouch & tag. When you press on his left hand, he squeaks.  ;D

He's so cuuuuuuuuuuuute :D

That's a really great pickup, this would have been a fun one to have as a kid.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek XI
« on: November 15, 2008, 01:11 AM »
Is it me or is this no longer just a story of Kirk and Spock at the academy? It's looking like they're fitting this in to during Kirk's days as captain of the Enterprise as part of the "re-telling".

Lately, I've seen more AT-TE's than BMF's. A run last night to the local big 3 (TRU, WM, and Target) found that WM had 3-4 AT-TE's and no BMF's, Target had 2 of each, while TRU had a whopping 2 dozen AT-TE's on a top shelf and 2-3 BMF's. Besides the irregular amount of AT-TE's at TRU, I've been seeing definitely more of the walkers than the Falcons in Chicagoland as of late.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: September 12, 2008, 05:29 PM »
Dale, you've been rocking with the pickups lately - some very neat and obscure pieces. Do you focus on any particular type of vintage or just what you can get your hands on?


Celebration V: Orlando / Re: The Celebration V Speculation Thread
« on: September 5, 2008, 05:25 PM »
Everyone of course suggested that they have CV at the same location as WW Chicago - the Rosemont Convention Center as suggested by BrentS. The venue is certainly large enough to handle hosting CV and there are many hotels nearby - several are "connected" to the con center - and of course O'Hare Airport is just a couple miles away. Also there's a mass transit train station in walking distance which would help people out who want to visit Downtown Chicago or other tourist locations. Being in the midwest I would think works out perfectly for the majority, unlike LA last year. So yeah my vote's for Rosemont, because it fits just nicely for their needs, plus it's like 10 miles from my house.  :D

From my post on July 1 - the Rosemont Convention Center is the ideal choice in Chicagoland to have CV as stated above. While Rosemont isn't hopping with late night activity, was downtown Indy any different? Access to downtown Chicago is easy by the train station 2 blocks from the con center and all the hotels will be immensely cheaper than the ones near McCormick Place. So let's hear for Chicago and the Rosemont Convention Center for CV!  ;D

I will get the S Trooper and grey Coruscant trooper.  That is all I care to get from this wave.  I may go for the "engineer".  Maybe.  I do like the silver RA-7 but not enough to buy each figure in the wave to get it. 

I thought the Silver RA-7 was the BAD for Wave 4 and that the Black RA-7 was the BAD for Wave 3? I'm so confused...  ???

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