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Revenge of the Sith / Re: "Evolutions" assortment...
« on: November 3, 2005, 12:47 PM »
Yeah - $10 more to get two of them w/o having the hassle of frequently hitting the store or gas costs is definitely a easy trade (especially with the current cost of gas)...

This is a GREAT set - I prefer it over the yellow version. The Kama on the ROTS trooper is SUPER cool with the different paint design on the back. I have these two commanders standing with the gray clones that came in the Target Assault on Coruscant battle pack.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Wal-Mart Separation of the Twins Figures
« on: November 2, 2005, 11:52 AM »
Unfortunately no - all of the extras I grabbed are marked for some of my local collector friends here in NJ. I will keep looking though and if I find some, I'll keep you in mind Travis.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Target Exclusive Utapau Shadow Trooper
« on: November 2, 2005, 09:37 AM »
No problem - it doesn't happen often for me, but I think I'm one of the first people out there today find both the Utapau Shadow Trooper and Gray Clone Evo set at retail....

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Wal-Mart Separation of the Twins Figures
« on: November 2, 2005, 09:34 AM »
I think these will be pretty easy to find/grab. The Target exclusives have been a cake-walk this time around. The local Target near me had a NEW case-worth of Lava Duel figures and two cases of the Attack on Coruscant battlepacks this morning (not to mention the Utapau Shadow Troopers I scored)...

The WalMarts near me had a SEA of the DVD 3-packs yesterday morning. I had already scored them early, so it wasn't that great of a find, but it was nice to see that they got plenty of them in - and one of those sets was clones so that was the real money set. The other two sets will probably hang around for a while yet.

These two figures w/the twins (a) aren't army builders and (b) aren't exactly screaming to kids "BUY ME!!!" - so as collectors I envision these figures as easy to get as the Lava Duel Anakin and Obi-Wan have been.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: "Evolutions" assortment...
« on: November 2, 2005, 09:24 AM »
Scored an entire case (6 of them) of the gray Clone Evolution sets today. My clone army building has officially reached *sickness* levels.

This was at a Target store. This store also had in PLENTY of the Yellow Clone Evo set and Sith Set

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Target Exclusive Utapau Shadow Trooper
« on: November 2, 2005, 09:18 AM »
At the one Brick store I was in today, I used the price scanner trick and they did come up as having some on hand.

I was able to score eight of them - the guy who brought them out for me said that's all that he had - I wasn't about to argue.

This is a really nice piece. I'm glad I was able to luck out like this.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« on: November 2, 2005, 09:10 AM »
This morning I scored a case-worth of the Gray Variant Clone Evolutions 3-pack and I also scored some Utapau Shadow Troopers.

Today was a very good SW collecting day!  ;D

Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS Plo Koon's Jedi Starfighter
« on: October 6, 2005, 11:13 PM »
Actually the Plo Koon in the Jedi Council can't really sit well either.

I got my opener Plo Koon fighter today and I took the extra ROTS Plo Koon and Lieutenant Shaky Hands (me) cut off his skirt and now he sits GREAT in the fighter.

So if Lieutenant Shaky Hands can do it, I'm sure you can to D.P.!  ;D

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« on: October 6, 2005, 03:46 PM »
Picked up an opener Plo Koon starfighter (box had a hole in it, but since I wanted one to open anyway, I didn't care).

Nice paint-op on the vehicle, too much like Anakin's from the Clone Wars - I guess GL just liked the look and wanted to use it on a starfighter that showed up in a movie.

Can't wait to see if my ROTS Plo Koon figure fits in the cockpit. What do you think the chances are? I'm betting on slim-to-none.  :P  ::)  ;D

I too was on the fence regarding these figures, I definitely was going to get them, but I wasn't keen on the idea. When I got the two sets of them today, I decided that I really do like them. I kinda wish now they had used the ROTS Vader as the Lava Reflection Vader exclusive and packaged him with a Mustfar base as well so you could have all three "lava Reflection" figures displayed the same.

The paint-op on the Obi-Wan really pulls out the detail of the sculpt well - you can see the dispair on his face.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« on: October 6, 2005, 12:13 AM »
Picked up two of the Clone Attack on Coruscant and 2 sets of the Lava Duel figures today.

Had quite an adventure trying to get them. All of the exclusives seem to be in, but many stores are holding them for the holiday aisle resets. Which is lame.

If you can get a manager to tell you that they are being held for the 16th, get his/her name and tell him/her you'll be back on the 16th to get one of each item and you'll be asking specifically for him/her for assistance. If the manager replies "we don't hold items..." cut them off and say "but you're holding items you have in stock now."  ;D

Customizing Tips and Tricks / Re: Help with Paints
« on: October 4, 2005, 05:39 PM »
Yeah - I picked up a couple of these vehicles on the cheap from a KB ToyWorks. I've had my eye on them for a while and I figured "what the heck, give it a try"

My ultimate goal is to make a "New Empire" version of the ARC-170. Since the Empire wouldn't immediately transition to TIE type fighters, my EU idea is that the ARC-170s would start to sport the same gun-metal blue colors that the TIE comes in.

Basically, I want a version of the ARC-170 for my Black Clone pilots and R2-Q5 to fly!  ;D

Customizing Tips and Tricks / Re: Help with Paints
« on: October 4, 2005, 02:36 PM »
The great thing about the GI Joe vehicles is that they are put together w/screws so I can easily take the them completely apart, give each section their own individual paint applications.

Where is a good place to buy Tamaya Acryllic spray paints? Model/hobby shops or can you get something like that at Home Depot/Lowes?

Customizing Tips and Tricks / Help with Paints
« on: October 4, 2005, 12:16 PM »
Ok - the lack of vehicles has me a bit frustrated, especially for dioramas.

What I have decided to do is pick up some of the mini-rig type GI-Joe vehicles and give them different paint-ops.

My first one is going to be this vehicle:

The great thing about the newer figures is that they have enough articulation to even sit at the controls perfectly. I bought this toy yesterday and was pleased to see that the ROTS Black Clone Pilot, SA Clone and #6 Clone all fit in this vehicle AND hold the two control sticks perfectly.

So what I was thinking was to get rid of the dark gray and replace it with a dark-blue and then add decals for the Republic or Empire.

The next project I want to do is to take this one:

and make a Clone mini-fighter

and then after that, I want to take this one:

and make a Wookie ground vehicle out of it.

So basically, here's my question - what types of acryllic paints should I use? Does anyone find that one brand works better than another? Should I give the vehicle a clear-coat when I'm done? I've seen some custom stuff before and the paint always ends up being sticky after a while, is there anything I can do to prevent that?

Any and all help/suggestions/ideas would be great.


Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« on: October 3, 2005, 05:18 PM »
From Friday through Sunday I picked up the following:

1x KB 9-Pack w/Silver Vader (*bleck*)
2x Rebels vs. Empire Battle Packs
1x Jedi vs. Separatists Battle Pack
3x Commander Gree
3x Commander Bly
3x General Grievous Bodyguard (white)
3x Wookie Commando
3x Nemoidian Commander
2x Passel Argente
2x Cat Miin

I think that's everything.

I'm starting to think that report on GH may have been bogus as well - 2 per case seems to be the best ratio that's going to be available.

Based on that HORRIBLE rev 2 case pack, I'm hoping the majority of the cases shipped to the stores is the original Col. 2, Wave 6 ratio where you get 1 each of the holo figures and wookie and then 2 each of 501st trooper and the r4 unit. The other figures are completely un-necessary (except for perhaps Meena Tills), the rest have been easy to come by. If I had the choice on how to pack this case it would have been:

2x Aalya Secura (holo)
2x Plo Koon (holo)
2x Wookie Heave Gunner
3x Tactical Ops Trooper
3x R4-P17

Of course that would make sense, which is why it wasn't done.  :P

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