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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fun With Google
« on: August 31, 2010, 09:21 PM »


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The 12" Fett is very popular, sells out fast. I was lucky to get 1 for myself.  ;D

Yeah, they're running $150+ on evilbay at the moment ::)  Thought about snagging one then thought better of it.

I saw them at CV running for $250, crazy!

It's been a week since CV came and went and now that's I've finally wound down from that I wanted to share some thoughts...

* I should have paid attention as to who was all coming to CV, would have been nice to meet some of the JD crew I didn't meet @ C3.

* Thursday for me was the best day for deals at the vendors, scored some great vintage pickups including a mint Boba Fett for $6! Thursday was also the day to catch up with a lot of old friends - Curto, Niubniub, old Listserv and BHC folks - as well as meeting new folks like Jayson, the Hasbro team, and several people at the Yakface/SWAN party. The Yak/SWAN team did a fantastic job for their party, it was a great atmosphere with loads of fun.

* Got to sit front row for the One Man SW Trilogy, that was a great show. The guy running it does a fantastic job of hamming it up and expressing visualizations without props. The control of lines by the con staff for this show was a bit hampered by the humongous line for Mark Hamill. My only complaint for the show was the poor handling of some of the lines, especially the entry line everyday.

* Huge props to the Belgium propmasters for bringing their full scale TIE Interceptor and Millennium Falcon Outrider interior. The details on all of their pieces were fantastic and they deserve all the kudos they were receiving throughout the weekend. The same goes for the Rebel Legion and their Snowspeeder and the crew who put together the Jabba/Cantina scene - I could never get in to the scene the line was always so long!

* The various panels were fantastic - Gus, Chris G, Duncan, and everyone else involved put together intriguing discussions on the various topics. I especially enjoyed the "Filming Locations" panel as I found out lots of details about various sets that I never knew - I always thought the Lars Homestead hut was an actual building in Tunisia, turns out it wasn't. A shame though that so many people were only interested in the cereal boxes and not the content of the panels, it made for some rather rude exits at the end of one of the panels I was in.

* Dave Filoni is AWESOME! If you were there and went to any of his sessions, especially the Saturday Clone Wars session, you understand why I say this. Do NOT hide what is inside! Can't wait for Season 3 to begin, Dathomiri Nightsisters, hell yeah!

* The entire Hasbro team deserves kudos as well, they were very open and willing to discuss whatever topic was on people's mind. Their displays were over the top cool, the Build-A-Droid trading idea was great, and getting to play with the R/C Hailfire Droid was sweet. Also getting to see a few hints at the sculptor's (Dave something or another :P) booth was cool - 2011 Han headsculpt was a big surprise, likely the Bespin Han since Derryl went all "no comment" on it. :) It was also interesting to sit on their panel to get an idea how it is ran, too bad they went too long would have liked to hear questions from the media.

Though by Sunday I was beat and had no desire to walk the halls any further, I wish CV had not ended. It was a great time and a stellar effort put on by everyone involved.

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i'm the only one reading the presentation slide expansively to say that this will be part of an assortment of OT vehicles...

During the presentation, this slide was at the end and time was short, so they just mentioned this one set.  But yes, the slide does say "Saga Vehicles with Figure", which could mean anything.

It could mean a new exclusive assortment of new sets from the movies ('Saga' usually means all six movies, not just OT).  Or, it could be like the last time TRU carried an exclusive "Saga Vehicles with Figure" assortment, which ended up being just a repainted STAP and repainted Speeder Bike.

In other words, you may be right that there will be more, but since there is a high likelyhood that the other sets will just be more repaints/repack sets, no one really cares enough to comment on it.

This set is definitely part of the TRU exclusive deluxe vehicles that started late last year / early this year with the STAP and Speeder Bike. I personally saw no hints of what the other OT "item" is going to be, but I'm hoping Jesse's right and it's an update to the VME, that wold be so sweet! More than likely though we'll see another speeder bike with either Luke or Leia.

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I'd like to see more Rogues done as well, and EU pilots, but they seem to be able to slip them out to retail easily enough.  

I wouldn't mind seeing some of the older pilots redone too.

Darryl agrees with you.  :)

You keeping something from me?  :-X

Yeah, we'd heard Rogues were high on the list in a Q&A at one point I think...  I just hope they don't abandon the older sculpted pilots is all.  Biggs is gargantuan and I think he's actually nearer to Luke's height (ironically), and now we could finally get average height Rebel X/Y-Wing pilots.  I'm game for that.

Talking to Derryl at the Yak/SWAN party - sorry Jayson that I talked his ear off when you were trying to catch up with him  :P - I found that he's a big fan of the Rogues and wants to find a way to get more of them out. Hopefully the EE set goes well and they'll have a precedent to do more as there's a desire to make more of the Rogues and comic packs in general.

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Modern Classifieds / CorranHorn's 2011 Sale (10-30% off!)
« on: July 10, 2010, 04:52 PM »
Hi All,

Just like at retail, it's holiday clearance time here at my house. All items still available are listed below and I'm now offering the following deals...

* Buy 3 to 6 items and get 10% off!
* Buy 7 to 9 items and get 20% off!!
* Buy 10 or more items and get 30% off!!!

Prices are marked by each item as I'd like to try to get back what I paid for in most circumstances, but I will take offers. If you see a red X over an item that means it is no longer available. Some things to note:

1.) I accept Check, Money Order, or Cash (if you wish to risk that) for payment. I am not setup for receiving payments by Paypal so I cannot accept that, sorry! Personal checks require 5-10 business days to clear.
2.) My work schedule usually doesn't allow me to get to the post office until Saturday so delivery or postal rate inquiries will occur then.
3.) Delivery confirmation is required for all packages and I will do my best to provide exact postal rates (see above).

Please PM me with questions or if you want an item (or 3!). I'm not checking the Forums everyday so if I don't respond back right away don't worry I will get back to you. My feedback from a variety of sources can be seen Here!

So what's for sale?

Vintage
- B-Wing Fighter (nose gun is broken, lower wing is cracked at joint, and the post on the lower cannon is broken ) w/ B-Wing Pilot (complete w/ original blaster) - $35





Vintage Mini-Rigs - $10 ea
- Radar Laser Cannon (complete but no stickers)
- Droids Side Gunner (incomplete, missing wing guns, cockpit gun, and part of the side gunner hatch)



Modern

*** 30AC Vehicles (all are MIB, box was opened to ensure all contents were inside) - $20 ea or both for $35
- Hailfire Droid
- Trade Federation AAT Tank



- POTF2 Collector's Fleet Rebel Blockade Runner, loose w/ box - $10



- POTJ Endor AT-ST Walker loose (right leg is warped) - $10




- Shadows of the Empire Swoop (Tri-Logo) MISB - $10



*** Carded Figures
- TPM Pit Droids - $8
- Clone Wars Red ARC Trooper - $10
- OTC Rabe - $8
- 30AC Celebration V McQuarrie C-3PO & R2-D2 - $15
- Action Masters Stormtrooper Die-Cast Figure from mid 90's - $3
- POTF2 Orange Carded Death Star Gunner - $5
- POTF2 Nien Nunb - $2
- POTF2 EV-9D9 - $2





*** Loose Figures (complete with all accessories) - $5 ea unless otherwise noted
- POTF2 EU Imperial Sentinel - $8
- POTF2 Pote Snitkin
- TPM Swimming Jar-Jar Binks
- TPM Opee (does not include Qui-Gon) - $1
- ROTS Preview Wookiee Warrior - $4
- ROTS Wookiee Commando (charcoal grey)
- ROTS Target Excl. Clone Trooper - $8
- TCW AT-TE Walker Clone Trooper



- Classic Star Wars Dark Horse Comics each sealed in a poly-bag and comes with a Topps SW Galaxy chase card. - $5 for all 3 comics




Miscellaneous

*** Transformers Takara SCF and Hasbro Heroes of Cybertron PVC figures. Each figure is complete unless noted and comes with a Takara SCF stand and is priced as marked below or $100 + shipping for all ***
- Pewter Omega Supreme - $10
- Pewter Overlord (has 2 right legs) - $5
- Pewter Go Shooter - $8
- Pewter Metal Hawk w/ Minerva - $8
- Pewter Devastator - $10
- Pewter Cyclonus - $8
- Pewter Convoy (Optimus Prime) - $8
- Pewter Convoy (Optimus Prime) w/ Communicator - $8
- Pewter Ginrai (Powermaster Optimus Prime) - $8
- Clear Metroplex - $12
- Clear Rodimus Convoy (Rodmius Prime) - $8
- Clear Chromedome - $8
- Clear Six-Shot (missing both back pieces) - $5
- HoC Arcee - $5
- HoC Omega Supreme - $5
- HoC Powermaster Optimus Prime (Spark Attack) - $5




- 2007 Milwaukee Brewers Ted Simmons Bobblehead MIB - $5


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10)  Noghri Warrior (Thrawn Trilogy)  Corran Horn (Green X-Wing uniform)...  Just for you Jason. :P

Thank you sir. You are a gentleman and a scholar my friend.

My list for EU figures hasn't changed since last year with the exception that I've re-added the Noghri since it appears questionable now if that comic pack with the Wookiee will be released.

1.) Corran Horn (Rogue 9 GREEN Jumpsuit from X-Wing Novels)
2.) Corran Horn (Jedi Master from NJO)
3.) Corran Horn (CorSec Officer from X-Wing Comics)
4.) Keiran Halcyon (I, Jedi)
5.) Noghri (Thrawn Trilogy)
6.) Mara Jade-Skywalker (Jedi Master from NJO)
7.) Mirax Terrik (X-Wing Novels/Comics)
8.) Bollux w/ Blue Max (The Original Han Solo Trilogy)
9.) Joruus C'Baoth (Jedi Master Clone from Thrawn Trilogy)
10.) Kiro w/ Hoojibs (Marvel Comic Series)

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Wait is the regular price $9.99 for these figures?

At TRU for now it is, but Target's DCPI (posted by Jeff) rings up the figures at $7.99. So my guess is TRU is taking advantage of the situation of having the figures in stock first by jacking up the price.

An interesting note, I went to a TRU that several local collectors were able to get the figures earlier this week. Nothing on the shelves including no price tags. I asked at the customer service desk if they had any in the stock room and they said no they were cleared out. But the guy mentioned that after the first case was let out early (he referred to the street date as being today), they got permission from corporate to let loose on the remaining cases. Take that for what it's worth, but it could possibly mean that TRU as a whole is either ignoring Hasbro's street date in their own or has permission to do so from big H.

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Target's in Chicagoland are clearing out left-over stock of the Wedge Antilles X-Wing for as low as $12.48. I was able to pick up a few last night for myself and a fellow collector. It's a great deal and I'm glad I held out on the set, if you held out too now might be the time to check your local Bulls-eye.

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For anyone outside of the US who is already able to buy these at retail, can you give a description or image of the backside of the card? I don't believe Hasbro released a photo of the backside and I'm curious to see what they did. I'm hoping it's someone stylized like the old vintage cards.

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The Original Trilogy / Re: Why does Vader Die?
« on: June 19, 2010, 05:28 PM »
Simple:  He dies because what in the world are you supposed to do with him if he lives?




Sorry, couldn't help myself.  ;D

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Looks like I got 2 for 10 with ESB 2009, like others I'll keep Bespin Han on until we actually see solid proof it's coming...

1.) SA Echo Base Hoth Soldier (Vintage design)
2.) Ghost of Obi-Wan (Hoth, hood up)
3.) SA Luke Skywalker (Hoth)
4.) SA Leia Organa (Hoth) SA Snowspeeder Pilot Wedge Antilles
5.) SA Han Solo (Bespin)
6.) SA Captain/Admiral Piett (Needa sculpt with swappable rank badges)
7.) SA Bespin Security Guard (with head variants including the alien guard) Treva Horme
8.) Star Destroyer Technician
9.) SA Luke Skywalker (Dagobah w/ softgoods jacket)
10.) Toryn Farr w/ Comms Console

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Feedback / Re: DoctorPadawan's feedback
« on: March 7, 2010, 11:53 AM »
Recently completed a successful BAD parts trade with Michael (sorry for the slowness in this post) and he came through big time. Was great to deal with and shipped out the parts extremely fast. A good guy and highly recommended.

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I got my HTS order in of the ROTJ Wave on Saturday and I gotta say overall it's an impressive wave. Some quick thoughts on each figure, noting that I skipped Rancor Keeper and the B-Wing Pilot...

Jedi Luke - If I hadn't seen the pics of this figure in advance I'd be extremely disappointed, instead I'm just let down once again by Hasbro's inability to follow up on the greatness of the 2004 Jedi Luke. The headsculpt isn't bad at all, though it looks a bit too old for Luke in ROTJ, the hair styling is spot on. The torso and the swappable chest piece work out great, I actually expected it not too but was shocked. However, the use of the 30AC Luke arms, legs, and waist ruin the figure. The limbs are too bulky, especially at the joints, to properly detail Luke in ROTJ. As mentioned before the shoulders are the worst examples as they are just not sculpted well at all. If I wasn't a collector of all things Jedi Luke, I would never have gotten this figure.

Slave Leia - This figure is way better than I expected, the Hasbro pics did not do it justice. The headsculpt is pretty good and the detailing across the whole figure is perfect. The swappable lower half works out nicely though the skin tone on the "sitting" legs doesn't match the rest of the figure, but it's passable. One key thing to note, is when putting the regular lower half back on, make sure to push all the way through otherwise your Leia will look a little bow-legged.

Nikto Gunner - WOW! The sculpting details on this one is amazing, all the folds and creases put into this show what great work the Hasbro designers can do. Even the small straps on the legs and torso are separate pieces, top notch stuff! And the likeness of the headsculpt is so good it makes me want many head casts of this guy, leagues better than the Nikto Jedi of 2002.

Giran - This one is an almost WOW! Like Nikto, the sculpting is outstanding, but it's so good it actually screws up the articulation. The shoulder and knee joints are hampered by the sculpting such that you do not get the full range of motion you should. While not the end of the world, I think Hasbro could have fixed this issue easily. Still, this is another winner from Hasbro.

Major Panno - Another well done figure, though there aren't a lot of details here that stand out when compared to the Jabba goons. Most notable I think to me is that it's a great base for SA Rebel Soldiers in the future. Also keep note on the "pouches" on the cloak, you can use them to hold his weapon and communicator.

Ewoks - Not a lot you can say here, other than a good job on the headsculpts and weapons. These are the same Ewok sculpts we got in the last 2 pack, nice job for the Ewoks but nothing to write home about. Paploo does look spot on from the movie though.

Overall, I'm happy with my purchases and despite the end "being nigh" as is being rumored, I see that from an individual figure standpoint Hasbro is overall doing just fine with the OT goodness.

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I'd be really surprised if it wasn't Obi Wan.  I'm also surprised this particular pack was a scratch - I'd think it have more appeal to kids and collectors.

The problem was not so much the pack content but the entire Comic Pack SKU seems to be near dead from all Q&A's. Wasn't it a big hit not too long ago? Within the last 3 months comic packs stalled. Xizor struck back and peg warmed once more. I hope they get the Cammie/Fixer pack out the Noroghi and a Dash Rendar before this line croaks.

Some of the issues with the Comic Packs not selling well do occur to Hasbro's odd production and distribution schemes for the last year or so. The first 3 sets in the TLC Blue line were over-produced like seemingly everything else from that July 08 push - some stores you can still find many of these sets (Jack, I'm thinking the Golf Mill Wal-Mart) - and while they fit the Clone Wars theme of the time the sets were not overly interesting (to me at least) and contained mostly resculpts/refreshes. Then yes there was the Xizor pack which is still rotting in many stores, while the set is interesting it's the worse set of the 4 new ones from that wave (Thrawn/Karrde and the 2 Legacy sets) and it too was produced in high numbers though it contains a well known pegwarmer from years past and a female figure which historically is an indication for poorer sales. Also that set, much like the Thrawn/Karrde set, is not very action-oriented so it's less likely to sell to non-collectors. Then we get to the first wave of the TLC Red line where we get 3 great new outstanding sets, but the rest of the 8 set case assortment are re-releases of previous sets including Marvel comic sets which much to my chagrin were also not great sellers.

The comic packs are my favorite aspect of collecting today and I get excited to see new product hit, but if Hasbro is to maintain the line I think they will need to re-think their strategy on it. Limit the number of new sets made in a year, perhaps making them exclusives or lowering the number of sets per case, until such time where the market corrects itself and the comic packs become the hits that they were in 2007.  Unfortunately, history shows that Hasbro will likely scrap the line similar to what they've done in the past to Cinema Scenes and what they're currently doing to Evolutions. But hey, don't fret we'll still get Plo Koon and Saesee Tiin re-released in the SAGA Legends line for the 30th time...

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Celebration V: Orlando / Re: The Celebration V Speculation Thread
« on: October 4, 2009, 02:36 AM »
Now that his Olympic bid failed maybe Obama will make a bid for Chicago to host Celebration V.

:P

I'm sure King Richard has his cronies spending the leftover money from the wasted Olympic bid to bribe Uncle George to bring CV to Chicago.

The question of location of the ideal Chicago convention centers came up. I'll give a brief overview of the two locations just to give everyone an idea of what to expect should CV come to the Windy City...

#1.) McCormick Place - this is a HUGE convention center just south of downtown Chicago, not too far from Soldier Field and the museum campus (Adler Planitarium, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum). McCormick Place has been host to the Chicago Auto Show forever and was once the home of the Summer Consumer Electronics Show when it was open to the public. While gentrification has sprung it's ugly head around this area there aren't that many things for visitors directly by McCormick Place - the city expects out of towners to get hotels in downtown Chicago which is readily accessible by bus, taxi, or rent-a-car via Lake Shore Drive. Now of course there are a ton of things to see and do in downtown after the show all easily accessible by foot, bus, or train, but being the downtown of the 3rd largest city in the country everything will be pricey - food, hotel, theater, etc. If you're flying into Chicago, you'll have to get transportation to downtown separately though not difficultly. If the idea of getting a hotel outside of downtown intrigues you, well the best place would be right by O'Hare airport and if that's the case then you'd prefer we go to location #2...

#2.) The Rosemont Convention Center - is a significantly smaller venue than the McCormick Place but what it has going for it is a centralized location. Being that it's about 2 miles from O'Hare makes it easy for out of towners to readily access the con center and all of the hotels surrounding it. The con center is in a business district, so you have many hotels, office buildings, and restaurants nearby. It's also just right off I-90 so those driving in can get to it easily, and it's 2 blocks away from a train line that takes you right into the city to go do all those touristy things on a lighter budger. The Rosemont Convention Center hosts the yearly Wizard World show and other collector events, often hosting multiple events at once. Though smaller than McCormick Place it should do the trick if the entire building was dedicated to CV.

And now you know...

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