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Hey Hasbro! / Re: NO CHASE FIGURES!!!
« on: February 17, 2006, 02:37 PM »
It's been said in many articulate ways in the previous posts. They are bad. Period. It brings in speculators and alienates/frustrates collectors. Don't even pretend these would get to the kids.

LEGO / Re: 2006 Jabba's Sail Barge
« on: February 17, 2006, 02:30 PM »
The sail barge looks awesome, and comes with a ton of characters. I hope I run across one of these at a decent price...

Feedback / Re: Jeff's (pka Nataku) feedback
« on: February 17, 2006, 02:26 PM »
I'm way behind on giving Jeff props for all the cool stuff he has hooked me up with. My Kubrick army wouldn't be the same without him!

Feedback / Re: JediMoses' feedback
« on: February 17, 2006, 02:25 PM »
Just another great transaction with Matt- enjoy the Spudtroopers!

Saga Collection '06 / Re: Battle of Hoth Wave
« on: February 17, 2006, 02:22 PM »
I hope the local TRU carry the Hoth wave during the sale- I would like to grab a couple more snowtroopers and AT AT drivers. I have been comparing the AT AT with the OTC Tie Pilot. Hasbro can really do the imperial armed forces proud when they try.

Saga Collection '06 / Re: 2006 American International Toy Fair
« on: February 17, 2006, 02:18 PM »
That toy fair vader referenced above is over a grand, with reserve still not met. The seller was a buyer on an auction of mine last month, and took 2 1/2 weeks and a non-paying bidder alert before he paid.

Saga Collection '06 / Re: Target "Demise of Grievous" Figure
« on: February 17, 2006, 02:15 PM »
I won't buy this figure at full price. Period. When they can give me 5 clones with new paint in a cool box for 19.99, I say that is a great deal and will be first in line. 13.00 or more for a figure is ridiculous. Somebody's got to learn a lesson in economics, and it's either them or us.

Saga Collection '06 / Re: Battle of Tatooine Wave
« on: February 15, 2006, 10:52 AM »
The wave does look cool, but I kind of like the POTF2 Garindan better. I guess I am just not impressed by the cloth cloak, cloth goods are really tough to do on this small of a scale.

Power of the Force 2 / Re: Favorite POTF2 Figure.
« on: February 15, 2006, 10:49 AM »
CT stormie is definately good, it makes up the bulk of my stormtrooper army. The RH vader was just so much better than any vader before it, and still holds up well compared to the new ones. I think the CT stormie was eclipsed by the VOTC version.

Feedback / Re: iFett's (pka infinittifett) feedback
« on: February 15, 2006, 09:38 AM »
Met me over lunch to pick up an item- great transaction, no problems!  ;D

Kubricks / Re: Attack of the Kubricks!
« on: February 14, 2006, 07:22 PM »
Nice score Jeff! It looks fantastic- the pefect chewtoy for the twins.. (insert evil laugh here)

We watched A New Hope the other evening. My 8 year old and 5 year old were beating on my 400% Stormies. They seem to hold up pretty well...

I used to try to keep up with all the carded variations, and gave up with TPM. At that time I let my Freeze frame set go, along with everything up to that point. Some guy in Japan bought it (and now I chase Japanese kubricks). I don't regret it, and only once in a great while do I think about how nice it would be to have the ff weequay or sandtrooper back.
I have my exceptions, and that OTC cardback got me keeping a set on the card. I was relieved that the line was limited (42 figures if you count luke dagobah x 2, holo emperor, holo leia, and wedge) and felt I could keep these pretty much forever. If they did a prequel trilogy set of roughly the same size and quality, I would do that as well.
As much as I like the card art for the new saga line, it is simply too much (quantity/time/money/space) to consider doing the same.

I think the word intimidating is a good one Brian. The sheer volume of lines, and product for each one, is overwhelming. Back in 1995 when the line was reintroduced, keeping up was no problem. I tried to do one carded, one loose, and another carded for my younger brother in law. Then the ships started coming out, and the micromachines, and I enjoyed it, but slowly had to start cutting back. I consider myself fortunate to own a home, but there is only so much space that can be allotted, and so much money that can be allocated.

I like some of what Hasbro had to show at Toy Fair. Momaw, R5-D4, the death star gunner, and some of the others. I loved the saga hoth wave, but much more I find myself planning on cutting my Hasbro intake significantly. Price per item, space, sheer volume of product, limited articulation, re-releases, chase figures, and the availability of other nice items that aren't remakes of a 4 year old figure (Kubricks anyone?) will all be factors. 

I think I will  be re-evaluating my current Hasbro collection. It is far from complete anyhow, so I may as well start focusing my Hasbro purchases. I am thinking Death Star, Tatooine, and Hoth. From the prequels I will probably always be a sucker for troops, but 1 of each will should be enough. I would like more army builders for the original trilogy, but they need to find a different (and less expensive) way to offer them. Army builders at 7.00 each (or 12.00 for bikerscouts) and one per case will drive many of us crazy.

Toy Reviews / Re: New TSC Review - AT-AT Driver
« on: February 12, 2006, 12:19 PM »
Great review ruiner! Nice pics, good detail, great job!

This is my favorite from the young Saga collection. I hope I can find more, and soon!

Hey Hasbro! / Re: Super-articulated army builders, please!
« on: February 12, 2006, 11:47 AM »
VOTC stormtroopers, bikerscouts, Saga Tie Pilots, a new imperial officer set and new snowtrooper set. Maybe a 4 pack of imperial droids. All mailer boxes, all the time. No wasted time, money, and space on expensive packaging that is headed to a landfill. 25-30 dollars for a set of 4. Hasbro direct. Sometime in 2006-2007 would be nice.

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