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This year's comic-con seems to be a downer in terms of new product. Think about it, last year we were eagerly waiting for VOTC and OTC images. There were a lot of cool figures coming out on cool cards. This year: annoying exclusives and repainted figures. ???

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: "Evolutions" assortment...
« on: July 14, 2005, 01:40 AM »
Clone evolution variations! Awsome. EE has the 4th case assortment of the Evolutions sets listed as a case of 4 clonetroopers. Could be promissing.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS - #57 and beyond
« on: July 14, 2005, 01:35 AM »
All I have to say is.... interesting. :-\

Clones good. R2 unit good. Everything else...eh. But, KBZ's (and Coleman's) reasoning is sound. ;) If it's true, I can live with it. Maybe even forgive it.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: I wonder if a blaster was involved...
« on: July 13, 2005, 01:44 PM »
Bound to happen in this day and age. :P

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Just try and Caption This Pic.
« on: July 13, 2005, 01:42 PM »
that scared me is that real ?  ??? :-X

Seriously ??? Is that even possible if your retnas are attached?

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Wedge!
« on: July 13, 2005, 01:34 PM »
At the bottom of the page it does say that bothe figure and cards a re prototypes, but still, very disappointing. :'(

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« on: July 13, 2005, 01:28 PM »
As expected, here's my cynical and pessimistic prediction:

1.  Battle Pack 1 ships to retail in a case by itself.  These sell moderately well, and retailers reorder the next case in twice the amount they ordered the first.

2.  Battle Packs 2 and 3 ship to retail in a case that also includes another Battle Pack 1.  After initial sales to carded/boxed completists, the Battle Packs begin to sit.

3.  Battle Pack 4 (the Hoth pack) ships to retail in a case that also includes more of Battle Pack 3 (the OT one, which will be the worst selling one of the initial three, IMO), and due to the lackluster figure selection of the Hoth set, and the increasing glut of the OT set, the fourth case assortment never makes it to retail.

4.  Hasbro cancels the fifth Battle Pack (the one that everyone wants out of the five anyway; once again, Hasbro wastes the best for last) citing lack of retail support and/or collector interest, and three years from now, they finally release the 501st Clone as a single carded figure in the regular action figure line.

I hope that doesn't happen, but I'm not going to touch the first four Battle Packs with a ten foot pole (damn you Lisa and your restraining order!  I shall burn an effigy of you with the school bullies!), and the fifth is the only one that I'm at all interested in.  Naturally, it will be the most difficult to find of them all.

This sums the whole battle pack line up in a nutshell.

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Revenge of the Sith / Secret Figures!?
« on: July 13, 2005, 01:23 PM »
I've heard some rumblings about what are being called 10 secret figures. Has anyones else heard sbout these? The theory is that the #6, 33 and 34 repaints are three of them. Anyone?

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Clone Pilot!
« on: July 13, 2005, 01:20 PM »
Intressting choice. I don't think this many figures that never made it on screen have been produced before. :-\

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Congrats Morgbug! ;D

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Other - Colonial Viper - Battlestar Galactica, real one not that new rubbish!!

You do know that they primarialy use the old ones in the new show right?

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: EP3 Clonetroopers
« on: July 12, 2005, 02:25 PM »
Wouldn't a #6 clone have more working parts though? What kind of configuration and or mechanizm is used to get the quickdraw action?

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting
« on: July 12, 2005, 02:17 PM »

This is really the way I see it - the upcoming ATTAKUS Line that is going to have some stuff in the 3-3/4 scale is probably going to be extremely expensive and that Death Star scene is going to be out of the price range of most.


Not to mention all the spacial issues. :P

I'm not into the uber-expensive stuff, but this line is really tempting. Is it 3 3/4" or close to? I've head they can't do a proper/exact 3 3/4" scale due to conficts with Hasbro's rights to that scale. Is this true or am I getting improper info?

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: VOTC and OTC Returns in 2006!
« on: July 12, 2005, 02:07 PM »
Some figure could stand to be repacked, but they never seem to re-pack the right ones like Motti or even Sio Bibble. I'm hoping that the packaging samples that these are being peported form are still a work in progress because I'd love to see the Barada from Luke and Han's Skiff in stead of the one we already have.

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: VOTC/OTC Purchases
« on: July 12, 2005, 02:02 PM »
Found A VOTC Boba Fett at Target this morning. The clearance price was $0, but they charged me $5. :P Still, not a bad trade item.

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