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if anyone could score me a CIII Vader (or two) I would be grateful - I would even be willing to send someone enough money to buy extra day passes for two days while they are at CIII - I'm pretty sure that should entitle you another Vader each day...

I also have an extra Lava Vader and a couple extra Holo Yodas in case anyone who's going to CIII still needs either of those (although I doubt it).

Thanks.

- Peter

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: A few more Deluxe Ideas
« on: April 18, 2005, 04:50 PM »
I think it's more morbid because she's actually supposed to be dead

But yep, I'd buy it.

You know how back during the Vintage Line (if you were a kid back then) - you always wondered WHY they didn't put out a slave Leia figure?

Well - I think that dead Padme in casket will be the PT's "Slave Leia" figure - the version of the main female character that will NEVER get made during this run. I think at the time, the idea of a skimpy metal bikini on a female action figure was too much for the early 80s society to handle - flash forward 10 years and it was a-ok.

Now when the line dies in 2008 and then starts up again in 2019 because Jett Lucas is taking the SW mantle from his senile father and making EPs 7, 8 and 9, I could see the new toy company hyping the "Casket" Padme as a NEVER BEEN MADE figure just like they did with Slave Leia and Grand Moff Tarkin when POTF2 came out. Perhaps the society of the future will not mind the idea of their children playing with action figures of dead women!  ::)


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Feedback / Re: JayDouble's feedback
« on: April 18, 2005, 04:35 PM »
Successfully traded some attacktix with Jay - great guy - very understanding with regards to how long it took to finally get my butt to a post office.

Stuff arrived well packed and EXTREMELY fast!

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Other Collectibles / Re: Attacktix
« on: April 18, 2005, 04:14 PM »
Anyone have an idea on the ratio to get chromes?

Well - I was able to purchase them as a case - six booster packs in the larger box.

From the three cases that yielded six chrome variants. However, I ended up with two Chrome Battledroids and two Chrome Clone Lieutenants.  :(

Anyway - so my rough estimate of them is roughly 2 chrome figures per un-touched case.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS - Battle Arena Assortment.
« on: April 13, 2005, 06:14 PM »
Cool - glad to see that the Obi Wan one is out.  I'm gonna get two of those sets... I think the Magna Guard in that sets looks awesome... got any pics?

 :P

This week has been kicking my ass every which way - where I got these was the only store I hit today - which is ODD for me and the only reason I stopped there was because I was already heading to work late (had to bring my wife to the airport this morning), the store was open, the Hasbro rep was there and it's on the direct path to where I work - 5 minutes detour in TRU wouldn't hurt...

If I have time tonight, I'll snap some pics and post 'em, otherwise it might not be until tomorrow...

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS - Battle Arena Assortment.
« on: April 13, 2005, 05:09 PM »
Found the Obi-Wan vs. MagnaGuard Battle Arena this morning at TRU - so now I can rest easy since I have all three.

Kinda like the bodyguard fig in this set better than the individually carded one - the Obi-Wan ain't half bad either - too bad he's a pre-posed statue figure....


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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Target Figure with Cup Sets
« on: April 13, 2005, 07:46 AM »
I have seen these at my local Targets again (post MM) - I didn't need them since I got two complete sets on the 2nd. I think these (like the Lava Reflection Vader) will be shipping to Target for a while yet. Anything that is on their planogram until July (which the cups are), indicates that Target anticipates the item to be a regularly replenished product throughout the next couple of months...

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Other Collectibles / Re: Attacktix
« on: April 13, 2005, 07:44 AM »
Pete, remember if you pick up the Boga and AT-RT don't forget about spending $5 more to get a free Holo Yoda.  I played with the Boga last night and it just owns everyone.  Takes out the AT-RT in one swipe, because it can hit both targets at once.  They should've probably put the targets on the side for the AT-RT.  On a gaming note, does the AT-RT get to fire all 4 missles on its turn?

Hey Jay - yeah - I picked up both the AT-RT and the Boga along with another Booster Pack to score my sixth free Yoda yesterday on my way home from work!

My son and I aren't sure about how the AT-RT gun works. Does it mean you get four shots per turn with that thing? If it does, you could literally play with one side having JUST the AT-RT. I wonder if there is any info on the "Ask the Expert" page over on www.attacktix.com?

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Other Collectibles / Re: Attacktix
« on: April 12, 2005, 12:02 PM »
I really like these, wish I had someone to play against! I tried to get the wife
to do battle, but thats just not gonna happen, lol.  For now I`ll just shoot
the missiles and let the cat bring them back to me, he loves it.

I didn't like these and was almost insistent on not liking these until my son got a couple of promo baggied ones at WalMart during the tent event. We shot the missiles at each other and I was amazed at how strong the missile blast is! I had originally thought that these things would be weak, but the springs in the weapons really pack a punch.

If I didn't have my son to "battle" with then I don't think I would have ever even given these a chance...

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Other Collectibles / Re: Attacktix
« on: April 12, 2005, 11:07 AM »
Ok - well - thanks to a pending trade from JayDouble and my OCD leading to me picking up the Boga, AT-RT and four more Booster Packs this morning (did anyone notice that they are a whole $1 cheaper at WalMart? I'm definitely buying any more I get there!), I now have a complete set except for:

#30 Yoda - who is a "Super Rare" figure.

I'm tempted to just pick him up on eBay. I don't know how far I'm going to go with these chrome figures. I have six so far (and two duplicates for trade) - I think getting a set of Chrome variants is going to be next to impossible. Out of 22 Booster packs that I've opened, I haven't gotten a single Super Rare Chome Variant   :(

As C-3PO would say - "this is madness!"

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Modern Trading / Re: Attacktix Trading
« on: April 12, 2005, 10:00 AM »
Alright, this is what I've been wondering ever since I got these blasted things. HOW DO YOU KNOW WHETHER THEY'RE COMMON, RARE, OR WHATEVER???

There are 5 common, 10 rare and 15 super rare. You have a checklist right? Figures #1 - #5 are the commons. Figures #6 - #15 are the rares. Figures #16 - #30 are the super rares.

This is how they worked it so each Booster Pack contains 1-common, 1-rare and 1-super rare.

If it was an even mix of all three types (i.e. 10-common, 10-rare, 10-super rare) the fact that there is one of each type in each pack would negate any "rareness" to any figure.

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The Original Trilogy / Re: Thoughts?
« on: April 11, 2005, 11:22 PM »
I think that in ROTJ he does redeem himself simply because he doesn't kill the Emperor/Sidious to take the #1 Sith spot, he kills him to save his son, at the cost of his own life.

Before the climax in the Emperor's throne room on the DS2, there is that scene between Vader and Luke on Endor - this is the scene that plants the seed for Vader finally breaking free from the complete hold on him the Dark Side has had. I have always felt that there is some really great emotion in those lines spoken by Vader - "Obi-Wan once thought as you do...", "It is too late for me, son..." - both poignant lines that are made even more so by things we have seen (or will soon see) in the PT.

Also, remember - Vader turns out to be a disappointment to Sidious. Vader is more machine than man and can never truly yield some of the Dark Side's more potent abilities - for example Force Lightning - because his life relies on machines, Vader can not wield it - this too brings more evidence to the fact that Vader kills Sidious out of redemption instead of a Sith master/apprentice killing - Vader knew that if he got within two feet of that Sith lightning all of his electrical systems would be shorted out and he would be dead. So his choice was (a) continue to serve his master or (b) destroy his master who has orchestrated so much pain to himself, his family and the galaxy...

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Modern Trading / Re: Attacktix Trading
« on: April 11, 2005, 09:27 PM »
Thanks Matt - you sure you don't want me to send you some? As you can see from my list I have a bunch extra - once you play with a few, you'll be addicted!

Come on! Drink the koolaid! Drink the koolaid!

 ;D

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS variation/error thread
« on: April 11, 2005, 09:25 PM »
So, what is the deal with the #35 Palpatine sabers?

Some people are saying it is intentional because at some point Palpatine has Anakin's saber in RotS.

Other people are saying it's an error because the figure was based on early filming stuff but the error is now fixed with the red saber figure.

The rest of the people, like me, are trying to figure it out.  :(

Do I need one of these Blue Saber Palpatines or not?  If it's a variation/error, I can pass on it because I want the movie accurate Red Saber one to open.  But, then again, if this Palpatine w/Anakin's saber deal pans out and is in the movie, then I'm going to want one....  ::)

Jeff

Actually Jeff - NEITHER version may be "movie accurate" - I got two Red Saber versions at Kohls yesterday morning and the hilt of the lightsaber is STILL Anakins! That's right - to correct the lightsaber color, all Hasbro did was change the color of the blade, NOT the lightsaber handle!

IMHO - this figure just gets more and more screwed up as time passes. Next thing you know, we're going to get one where the handle is correct and the blade is blue and then finally a perfectly correct figure where the handle is correct and the blade is red!

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Other Collectibles / Re: Attacktix
« on: April 11, 2005, 09:20 PM »
Ok - so on the way home from work tonight I went to TRU and they had a palet of stuff waiting to be shelved so I grabbe two more cases of these things (12 booster packs in all) and had them ring them up separately so I got two more Yodas...

So now I have all but 5 of the first 34 figures, and I also have 5 chrome base variants....

Anyway, I started an Attacktix Trading Thread in case anyone is interested in trading their Super Rares or Rares to help complete their sets. I also (unfortunately) ended up with a duplicate Chrome Base figure - #12 Clone Lieutenant so that's up for trade as well...

Tomorrow I'll probably purchase the Attacktix Boga and AT-RT just to finish off the set - that will leave only the Battle Case and then my OCD can rest with regards to this line -- that is until Wave 2 comes out....

I've really done myself in this time!

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