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There will be new deleted scenes, foremost of which being the "lightsaber construction" scene: http://www.theblurayblog.com/2010/08/video-star-wars-blu-ray-return-of-the-jedi-deleted-scene-debut/ I assume that's only the beginning of a longer scene.

Wonder if we will get the sandstorm scene.

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Leaving Wednesday afternoon, should be there around dinner time. woo!

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: The Street Date Debate
« on: August 9, 2010, 12:52 PM »
If it was truely inflation, the 25cents comic book in 1977 should cost 87cents now but for some reason they are $3.99.


Production values and cost of materials, I think. Comics today are on glossy paper instead of the pulpy newsprint they used in the 70s, the ink is higher quality and much more detailed, etc.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: General Vehicle Discussion Thread
« on: August 9, 2010, 12:47 PM »
I'm really hoping it's just the package tinting and not a "dirty" variant.

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TV-9D9 / Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
« on: August 9, 2010, 12:43 PM »
It can't be that hard. If Stargate, Star Trek, B5, and dozens of other sci-fi shows can pull it off, George can pull it off. He just needs to dial back the effects about 75% and get used to a lot of rubber-forehead aliens instead of a brand-new CGI menagerie every episode. It's just the nature of the beast.

Or follow the Spartacus approach and film on a handful of interior sets with location shots filled in with CGI. That's pretty much what he did for the prequels anyway.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: General Vehicle Discussion Thread
« on: August 1, 2010, 11:45 PM »
Cool to see a rerelease, but por que on the green trim? Legion colors? Anyone know what the card in the pic is supposed to say?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« on: July 30, 2010, 03:50 AM »

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: The Street Date Debate
« on: July 30, 2010, 02:57 AM »
I'm siding with what Jesse wrote back on page 3 ... a street date is a street date, and misguided in this case or not, it's really no different from putting out CDs, DVDs, etc before they're supposed to be sold. That **** would never fly in the electronics department, although I realize toys are much further down the priority list for store managers. But just because some stores have broken the street date (probably unintentionally on the part of lower-level employees) is no reason for Hasbro to just say "Screw it" and let them keep it all out on the pegs.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW "ARC Troopers" Battle Pack
« on: July 30, 2010, 02:05 AM »
I think it's great that there's a sort of evolution. I can't picture (in a Star Wars galaxy sort of sense) the clone helmets just going straight from Phase I to Phase II.

Well yeah, but II is already an intermediary stage between I and the OT. How many additional "missing links" do we need?

What's Neyo's helmet supposed to be then, if PHase 1 is AOTC style, and Phase 2 is ROTS style?  ???

Neyo's is way out there...  Then there's the Marine's uniforms.  The "Scout" armor from Kashyyyk...

I think the armor's a constantly evolving thing in the war, ultimately.  New stuff developed for new reasons.  Some legions in the outer rim could be fighting up till the end in the Phase 1 simply because they don't get resupplied as fast or often.  You never know, ya know?

I'm all for specialization/customization, but it's getting to a point where a lot of new guys like the flamethrower trooper look nothing like a clone trooper at all, in color or design.

There's meant to be a core iconic look for the Republic Army, and you can't tell me that the average Joe on the street (in-universe or out of, for that matter) would know that that's supposed to be a clone trooper without being told.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW "ARC Troopers" Battle Pack
« on: July 23, 2010, 11:25 PM »
So it's the Phase II armor with the extended helmet fin from Phase I? So what the heck is this--Phase I.5?

...and yes, I realze I've become that humorless guy too mired in continuity to appreciate anything new anymore. :-\

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: July 21, 2010, 05:00 PM »
Can't find many good pictures, but this is Zuleikha Robinson from Rome and Lost.






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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Bar's open! What'll you have...?
« on: July 21, 2010, 04:59 PM »


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Have You "Made the Switch" to BluRay?
« on: July 13, 2010, 09:33 PM »
My roommate got a PS3 so I'm slowly picking up Blu-rays for it. So far I've just grabbed a few that are cheap (my rule of thumb is $10 or less), or super cool like the Watchmen Complete Cut boxset. But it'll be a while before I'm at the point of rebuying stuff I have on DVD.

I agree that digital copies and Video On Demand are the wave of the future, but I think people will always want hard copies of favorite movies for their collection. E.g., I listen to Pandora and have a lot of random crap in my iTunes music library, but I still buy physical CDs for certain favorite bands or when I find a bargain.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Bar's open! What'll you have...?
« on: July 12, 2010, 12:29 AM »
Had the last of my sixer of that the other night. Love that stuff.

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I'm on board for anything Ki-Adi-Mundi.

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