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Saga '02-'04 / Re: How Goes the Hunt?
« on: September 16, 2003, 08:00 PM »
I had an interesting weekend on the hunt.

Saturday I was able to score Wave 2 of the Screen Scenes thanks to some nice work by my mom  :P

Sunday I went out and about and visited 8 stores and only had luck at 2, though at almost every store I found something new:
- Target #1: 2 Cases of 4/23 figures were put out for some unknown reason. They also had 3 CW Gunships
- TRU #1: The newest thing was the Bounty Hunter 4-pack though I got that a month ago. Interesting to see a dozen POTJ BoSheks on the pegs while seeing NO Saga carded figures at all
- Wal-Mart #1: They had a couple of cases of the wave that included Hoth Han and Mynock Chewie. They also had tons of Ephant Mon wave figures sans the Ephant Mons of course.
- Target #2: 3 total figures, the recarded Tatooine Luke, musta just missed the Lt. Faytonni figs, D'oh! along with the rotj luke and vader.
- TRU #2: 4 Hoth 4-packs, woo hoo, first score! Found out later in the day afteR I opened the pack that they fixed the broken horn Tauntaun :( This TRU also had about 15 CW Droideka sets with the guy working in that section sayign they were unlikley to order more CW 3-packs until those moved which he knows wont happen cause no one wants them.
- Target #3: Scored the black hair variant RFT, had some other figs from that case, but no Imperial Officers :(
- Walmart #2: They had a couple red hair RFTs and the ugly acklay battle obiwan, but nothing else of importance.
- Target #4: Bare pegs and shelves, the only SW item was a non-electronic lightsaber.

Though I didn't find a lot of stuff I wanted, it was nice to see that 7 of the 8 stores at least had something that had came out in the last month.

Then on monday, my Target exclusive A-Wing came to me in the mail, what a sweet looking ship. And no matter what anyone might say, well worth the $20 when compared to the previous POTF2 A-Wing.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Screen Scenes: first wave vs. the second wave
« on: September 16, 2003, 07:48 PM »
I was lucky enough to get the Wave 2 sets the other night (still no luck with finding Wave 1) and I'm a bit disappointed with the sets so far. While the sculpts look top notch, there are parts of the figures that are just lacking. For instance only one figure in each set has waist articulation, thats just an embarrasment right there in my eyes. Waist articulation is one of the most basic necessities of most figures. The fact that in each set there is a figure that has its torso and legs as one full piece is bothersome. Of the 6 figures in the set, Yarael Poof is the best as it has a nice sculpt, great use of soft goods and an adequate amount of articulation. Considering these sets are an average price of $20, Hasbro should have gone out of their way to make the figures more of a premium quality that your average figures. When looking back at the old Cinema Scenes, each figure there got the 6 basic points of articulation and if necessary something extra, but thats not to be seen here. Overall they are nice sets, but I think Hasbro could have taken the extra steps to make the figures even nicer (or in some cases more standard) for the price point. All I ask is for Hasbro to work within the guidelines they themselves have set in the past and that our still logical and cost-efficient today.

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Star Wars Action Figures / Re: "Whistler" - Corran Hornīs R2-unit !!
« on: September 16, 2003, 07:33 PM »
great looking whistler there. how'd you have the patience to do the lines on the dome is beyond me :) I did a whistler much like that once, but couldn't paint straight enough to get that effect so i did a combo whistler from I, Jedi and Union...




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Star Wars Action Figures / Re: Some of my Customs for you!
« on: September 16, 2003, 07:30 PM »
hey chris, welcome back to the customizing fold. i couldn't check out your aol site at work, but i saw the recent update at the TCA and really digged the weequay, outstanding detailing on him!

couldn't get the image to show, but here's a link to his weequay

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Customizing Tips and Tricks / Re: Generic Figures Custom Fodder
« on: September 16, 2003, 07:15 PM »
sounds like a sweet deal, what kind of figures are these? are they those generic cops, firemen, army guys or something else? can't wait to see pics, more good fodder is a must have!

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Double Telescoping Saber DT Ben
« on: September 12, 2003, 07:42 PM »
I think compared to the price of what an actual DT Ben complete would go for, this isn't a bad deal. You can now just give the saber to a Ben you paid $10 for. Question though arises, having not ever had the privlege of seeing a DT saber up close, is the saber broken? I wouldn't think that the thin portion would be designed to pop out of the thicker portion.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Vintage ebaY auction wins!
« on: September 12, 2003, 07:40 PM »
I recently won some auctions on eBay for the first time in 4 years (hadn't really been trying until recently) and got some nice deals.

- A loose blonde Tatooine Luke near mint, just has a couple of scuffs on his hands, but is really nice and white for $6

- A pair of loose battle damaged vehicles, the X-Wing and TIE Fighter for $35, in overall good condition, but missing the BD stickers :(

- A Droids Side Gunner complete w/ box, instructions and planetary map for $40. Problem is the large grey "wing" on the side is getting to be  a nasty yellow and I cant figure out how to take it off and swap it with another Side Gunner I have.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: All's now well. No more collecting issues :)
« on: September 12, 2003, 07:36 PM »
Loose is definitely the way to go when it comes to modern collecting, just because most of the packaging nowadays looks weak and the toys look so much cooler loose. In vintage its the way to go because its just so much cheaper. Welcome back to the fold in both regards :)

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Newbies / Re: Hi everybody
« on: September 12, 2003, 07:34 PM »
Hi Dr. Nick!!!

letsee if anyone gets that one......

sites stealing from other sites? hmmm nahhh that never happens in the SWCC.....

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Star Wars Ships and Vehicles / Re: Micheal Fright's Millenium Falcon FS
« on: September 12, 2003, 07:32 PM »
Hmm...  That would likely explain the much more modest auction description and price, I suppose...  Probably just had a buddy list it for him, since his own name occassionally draws some ire and razzing from the masses!   :-*


Modest for sure, where was the mentioning of the guy who runs the movie theater in that auction description?!?!

It's not his name that draws the ire and razzing, its his "my poop don't stink" attitude that ticks people off. But hell if he can pull of a 1:1 Coruscant.....  ;D

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Saga '02-'04 / Best AOTC Anakin EVER!
« on: September 5, 2003, 05:45 AM »
WHOA! I just picked up the Secret Ceremony Anakin and by gawd its the best Anakin figure made. The likeness is pretty close to Hayden and the pose and articulation is top notch. No gimmicks either, no action feature, action pose, or magnets, just a pure well sculpted figure. I was originally going to pass on this one, I thought, why get another Anakin, I already have several POS Anakins, whats another one going to do for me, but when I saw the figure today I was blown away. Why couldn't Hasbro have made this Anakin first???

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: OT Figures that were not made in the Vintage Line
« on: September 5, 2003, 05:39 AM »
To continue the nit-pickiness...  :P

- Darth Vader: Emperor's Wrath
- Endor Rebel Soldier (Saga Resculpt)
- Zutton (3rd time is a charm on this character that technically wasn't in the OT but got made in the vintage line)
- POTF2 Regular & Deluxe Hoth Rebel Soldiers (significantly different than what vintage was)
- The blue treadmill droid that came with Aunt Beru
- A case can be made for R5-D4 too, since the 97 figure was a radical interpretation of what the character looked like


Also I don't think you should include SE characters in the list, just because the SE didn't exist during the vintage line.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Oh My God
« on: August 31, 2003, 01:50 AM »
Who really gives a ****?


yeah really! this would only have been cool if britney and christina had kissed!  :-* comeon madonna is a washed up skag, we need them young lovelies to get with the motions, though christina looks overly skanky half the time, she needs to go back to the more cleancut innocent look  ;D

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Customs Community and Group Projects / Re: Custom Figures & eBay!
« on: August 31, 2003, 01:45 AM »
these auctions are one of the reasons i'm against selling customs. some of these people not only are scamming someone (especially the clonetrooper one, $33 for 3 red clones repainted? I just bought 3 at kb for $6 total!) but because of the scamming they are giving the customizing community a bad name. people have an inherent ability to link one person to an entire group and thats what happens often in these situations. there are many who sell their customs because they need to make money and while I reckon thats a bit more understandable, if they arent good customizers they are selling garbage (the clonetroopers again) to people who could have made the customs themselves for a lot less. then you have the whole vintage repro issue, couldnt people tell that the stormtrooper wasnt in the best condition anyways? sheesh a fool and their money... ok enough ranting now  ;D

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Help! I'm having collecting issues!
« on: August 31, 2003, 01:36 AM »
Well it sounds like had you already made your decision earlier in the month by selling off your modern collection. I guess my reply will be for those who may be in similar situations, of course in the end always do what you think is best. I would however suggest that you keep your modern collection, in fact keep collecting those things you like and collect alongside with vintage. I have been collecting vintage for 15 or so years now, and when the modern line came in 95 it did hamper my vintage collecting a bit as I spent more money on POTF2 than vintage, but I didnt stop with the vintage, I just put it on hold every now and then. In fact recently I made my first vintage purchases in two years (my first on ebay in 4 years) and I'm ecstatic, a couple of the items I got in fact will go alongside some of my modern toys. Unlike many vintage collectors who believe modern toys are a bane on the existence of star wars toys and think they're mass overproduced junk (remember vintage toys were extremely mass produced, something like a quarter of a billion figures were made in a 7 years span), I find that they complement each other in many ways. That may come about as I tend to display all my toys in a diorama like fashion and its nice to see mixtures of both lines in to make one huge battle scene. Hope that helps someone down the road...  :D

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