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Other Collectibles / Re: Knight Models Star Wars Miniatures
« on: November 24, 2011, 05:24 PM »
As Knight Models have now produced 16 releases with 27 Miniatures total in their 30mm line I thought I would give this thread a bump with a gallery for easy reference.

Han Solo

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Luke Skywalker

Anakin Skywalker

Chewbacca with C-3PO

Luminara Unduli and Barriss Offee 2 Pack

Darth Vader

Darth Maul

Aayla Secura

Count Dooku

Princess Leia

Shaak Ti

Ki-Adi Mundi

Boba Fett

Stormtrooper 5 Pack

General Grievous and 4 Magna Guard Droids

The Original Trilogy / Re: R5-D4 doesn't blow
« on: November 18, 2011, 04:32 PM »
Pre-Ordained Destiny

12" Figures / Re: Medicom 12" Ultimate Unison Han Solo
« on: October 23, 2011, 09:41 PM »
Wow.  Enterbay does do a very nice job with these.  Very iconic choices so far considering how long it has been between releases.   ANH Luke, RotJ Han.  As long as they are only making "normal" humans I don't think I'll bite until they stop playing it safe and make something different- at their price point I don't that will ever happen.  I think this is going to be a very small line of figures.

Collect All 92! / Re: Collect All 92!
« on: September 12, 2011, 08:16 PM »
Very happy about the vintage collection, but 92 figures and not one Chewbacca? He did appear in 4 out of the 6 films.

Of course there as was a Chewie in the Vintage line.  Chewbacca was one of the original 4 that came in "empty box".


Starting with ships and cards.  Hopefully minis to follow.

12" Figures / Re: 1:6 4-Lom
« on: July 22, 2011, 08:05 PM »
Hopefully more shots of this will be released.  The C-3PO RAH is pretty cool, but the neck on this guy is not near accurate.

12" Figures / Re: 12" IG-88? Oh my.
« on: July 18, 2011, 08:04 PM »
I know what I'm getting for my birthday this year now.  I can finally retire the old PotJ IG to the Barbie house now.

Edit: the head looks a little off... reconsidering... but did you see the  Boba Fett!!??!!!!

Star Wars Universe / Re: EU Facepalms
« on: June 25, 2011, 11:36 PM »
After 11 years I'm almost through The Mandalorian Armor Book One of the Bounty Hunter Wars.

It took many tries to get into it because it jumps around quite a bit.  A good author can do this, a hack writer getting paid by the page to complete a specified criteria not so much.

Published in 1998 it has not a tinge of prequel tainting it which is about the best thing about it.

While it has many fan favorite characters, Bossk, Boba Fett, Dengar, Zuckuss, IG-88, Darth Vader, the Emperor, the characterizations it creates for them are for the most part awful.

Major Characters:

Boba Fett - as one of the main characters fairs pretty well.  Very efficient, dangerous, cold, calculated, universally acknowledged as the best bounty hunter in the galaxy.  No mention of Jango, clones or any of the prequel crap, possibly why this series of books was never expanded on any further.

Bossk- young, hot headed, excessively violent, dimwit, impatient.

Zuckuss- Inexperienced, somewhat cowardly, a willing pawn.  No mention of his Gand Findsman meditation.  He just casually fell into being a bounty hunter in this book.  No mention at all of 4-LOM- they must be saving that for the next book.

Dengar- Semi successful bounty hunter,  smart enough to get by,  trained killer, scavenger and love lorn for his beloved Manaroo.

Minor Characters:

Darth Vader- Dangerous, Palpatine's servant

Emperor Palpatine- rules his empire with fear, allows free thinking agents to further his cause knowing that at any time he can use his immense power to destroy anything

IG-88- efficient, precise, cautious, agreeable

New characters invented and only appearing in this story (easy to see why these were abandoned)

Kuat of Kuat, the Shell Hutts, D'Harhan the Laser cannon headed cyborg,  Ku'dar Ma'bat a space spider, Craddosk-Bossk's dad

I'm in my late 30's and have "had cable tv" all my life.  I have a friend in his early twenties that says he doesn't have conventional cable tv service and no one of his generation does that anymore.  Of course he has cable internet but he doesn't have a regular phone either... what he does have are tons of downloaded media on a bunch of external hard drives that would have powered a mid sized company ten years ago.  Is this common where you live?

12" Figures / Re: Sideshow 1:6 Scale Dewback
« on: May 24, 2011, 08:51 PM »
$300 bucks for an in scale based statue.  Zero articulation, aww c'mon Sideshow.  Looks nice, but pass.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: TeeFury
« on: May 23, 2011, 10:02 PM »
Salvador Dali

12" Figures / Re: Sideshow 1:6 Scale Dewback
« on: May 19, 2011, 11:11 PM »
The image revealed today is pretty slick...  Almost a still from the original trilogy it seems.  Really detailed...  Hasbro's isn't as nice, I just wonder who is going to shell out for this?  It's gotta cost an arm and a leg.

or the space that thing is going to be freakin humongous

12" Figures / Re: Sideshow 1:6 Scale Dewback
« on: May 19, 2011, 08:29 PM »
cool.  it looks like it is going to be the original 1977 version of the giant lizard.  Quite a step up from the bizarre 1/6th version Hasbro made in the 1999 TPM version  ???

It is really funny that vintage Stretch Armstrong stuff is so crazy expensive.  I guess it makes sense because those things definitely didn't last long.  I went through 3 or 4 before my mom got tired of cleaning up the mess.  I remember the finishing touch of cleaning up my room would be soaking Stretch Armstrong/Monster in hot water to make him soft and putting him back in his styrofoam coffin under my bed.  When I finally had to get rid of my last one I had a funeral for him with the Irish kids that lived next door.  I don't think actually we buried him though.

So back on topic:

Fisher Price Adventure People, had quite a few of those sets when I was really young.  One of my favorites was this guy with a white shirt and a red toque because the green paint wore off his crotch area showing the white plastic underneath and we used to say he was wearing a diaper.  Also liked the Motorcycle set, the Dune Buggy set and the 6 wheeled ATV.

Mego is a line I can't believe no one else has mentioned, even if your only exposure was Twisted Mego Theatre that was one heck of line.  I had Batman and Robin in the 8" but my fave was the 12" Hulk I got for my 5th birthday.

Those Irish kids and my older cousins also had a lot of cool stuff I never had, the Buck Rogers stuff, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek movie, Clash of the Titans, Dukes of Hazard, Insectaurs, and those two foot tall Shogun Warriors Raideen and the Great Mazinga.

I mainly focused on Star Wars and later GI Joe.  Fave Joes Snake Eyes II of course and Storm Shadow I, Firefly, Flint, Spirit and Tomax and Xamot.  Fave vehicles were the Mauler, Raven and Thundermachine.

Later as an adult Collector, I was into select Spawn figures, Manga Freak, The Creech, Gravedigger, Spawn Ninja were totally cool.

Shout out to NECA's TMNT line, small and perfectly done.

And of course countless Star Wars items.

I saw that because of the movie release this will be released later this year:

It is a nice campy retro flash back in the 12 inch format.  I've got a Dr. Evil from Captain Action I can put this on.

I'm wondering if any one has heard anything about something similar to this being released this year too:

More in scale with the 8" Mego's.  This came out in 2007 and can still be readily found, but for about $50 so if something just as good or better is going to be released this year I've got something to look forward to.

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