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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Target Exclusive Clone Trooper
« on: June 10, 2005, 11:33 AM »
I don't supose anyone has heard anything on the rumor mill about whether or not we're going to see a round 3 of these shipping?

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Favorite Vintage Playset(s)?
« on: June 9, 2005, 12:49 PM »
Death Star all the way for me baby! I loved taking it apart in battle damage scenarios and rebuilding it. Also always wanted more than one to make a bigger base. I recenly bought a second, but don't have the room to connect them yet.

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I made a deal with my brother. I got all the Star Wars toys and my brother got all the Gi Joes and Transformers. We had a decent collection, but not everything. Minus the Blue snaggletooth, we had all figures up to, but not including POTF and about half the ships.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS - Deluxe Figures
« on: June 9, 2005, 12:28 PM »
I really like the Stass Allie Pack in figure. She's not bad at all for a pack in. In fact..I like her over any Adi Gallia Hasbro has produed over these past few years.

Actually, the most interesting thing about her is the skirt. I think she is the first figure with a plastic skirt in where the skirt is cut properly to allower her to sit. I would have liked to have seen this on Kit fisto and Plo Koon.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: KB 9-pack Exclusive w/ Silver Vader
« on: June 9, 2005, 12:20 PM »
Wow! $50 for a new silver Vader. :P

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS Deluxe Clone 3-pack
« on: June 9, 2005, 12:16 PM »
This sucks. I don't even remember those clones from the movie,

I don't think they were in the movie. :P

I wish the mock up pack was one of the sets. I would have been very happy with one of each color.

Same here. Much easier.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS Deluxe Clone 3-pack
« on: June 8, 2005, 07:42 PM »
So let's see, we got a red Commander Thire who is arguably not even seen in the movie, jet pack clones who aren't seen at all, a $12.99 Target "exclusive" (eBay exclusive) clone that has Neyo legion markings, but not a Neyo legion helmet that has no role in the movie, 2 different white clones which barely have roles, and the 2 colored clones in the deluxe pack which also are not on screen.

Hrmmm.

Should we not have orange Cody clones, blue 501st temple raid clones, and red coruscant clones instead?

I feel like what we've gotten so far is from a different movie than the one that I saw.

On top of that, let's face it, these 3-pack clones look like total garbage next to clone #6 and clone #41.

Right on! But you know, the truly annoying part is, do you see any of that stuff sitting on the shelves?

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Target Figure with Cup Sets
« on: June 8, 2005, 11:56 AM »
I actually though the ROTS cups would go on clearance due to poor sales. I wonder if they produced less this time around or sold more.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS Wookiee Helicopter with Wookiee
« on: June 8, 2005, 11:50 AM »
I have to admit that this looks like a nice piece. I might have to pick an extra one up to open.

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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: ROTS DVD Nov 1st
« on: June 7, 2005, 04:10 PM »
He better do the definitive set. If he doesn't, I'll blame the Star Wars community at large for making him release the other prequels before he was ready. >:(

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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Can Sith Beat Titanic?
« on: June 7, 2005, 04:05 PM »
I think the lackluster performances of AOTC and TPM (as far as public opinion goes) really hurt ROTS's chances...  People sour on a franchise and I think a lot soured on Star Wars after 1999 passed us by.

No, I think it has to do with the fact the ROTS isn't that better than it's prequel predicessors (as far a public opinion goes.)  :o

Actually, I think what everyone has to realize is that Star Wars has s built in audience. Unless the films were God Awful, they would earn $300 miliion plus easy per film if they kept making them, and it would be roughly the same audience. What'll keep it going is getting John Q Publics butt's in the seats, and that's done with strong word of mouth. I know ROTS is getting favorable reviews and is hailed the best of the prequels, but that's not saying much if you're not a Star Wars fan and if word of mouth isn't that strong, which it's not for ROTS.

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I keep telling the people that it's actually AOTC that contains the worst crimes against acting, dialogue and use of CG, but no one will listen  ;D

TPM wasn't that bad....no...really!

I agree 100%, but ROTS contains the worst crimes against storytelling :P ;D

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Any ROTS figures you will pass on?
« on: June 7, 2005, 03:51 PM »
I'd keep the rubber band on Exploding Grievous. I cut the one on mine off (stupid) and now his torso doesn't stay with the legs.

I got another rubber band to put around him, and it's hidden well by the cape, so I like like it better this way.

I'm not being facetious at all when I say this, but I don't know why that never occured to me. ??? I guess sometimes I over think things.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Target Figure with Cup Sets
« on: June 7, 2005, 03:36 PM »
Yeah, and IIRC, I think we may have one in the OTC section too, where we were expecting these 3 cups to actually show up.  So, what's the going price on a set of them from the OTC Japan line?  I have a bad feeling I'm gonna have to pony up for those now...  :'(

Actually, they were NEVER "officially" released in Japan as other sites would have you believe.

As an intrepid reporter once said, only salesman samples ever showed up on eBay for the cup sets in the OTC packaging.  Only a VERY few ever showed up on eBay, like 1-3 sets that I ever saw, all from the same seller.

Amazon Japan took pre-orders, but the pre-orders were never filled, they just kept postponing the due date every month for about 9 months, then finally gave up.

In fact, most Japanese e-tailers that still have the OTC version for pre-order now mention the new packaging.

Jeff

Wow! Thatnks for that tid bit Jeff. I was thinking of tracking these down one day, but now, why bother?

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS Figures on Sale Thread!
« on: June 6, 2005, 08:26 PM »
Yeah, looks like the price hike's gonna be across the board here, with most/all WM's joining the fray with their new $5.88 prices, so they can remain "competitive" with Target after their similar price hike...  :P


Well, as of yesterday they were still $5.24 at our Wal-Marts. Let's hope this holds. I know this is wishful thinking, but the prices could still vary regionally.

I just read a report on GH about the cup sets selling for $12.99 now.  ::)

You beat me to the punch, I was going to report the same finding. :-\

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