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Offline Oboewan

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"The Great Unboxing of 2006"
« on: October 25, 2006, 04:11 PM »
Hey everyone.. not sure where exactly this should've gone but...

It's started.....

I'm freeing all of my boxed vehicles, 12" figures, and various other items from their cardboard prisons.

Last night: Kit Fisto's Ship, Mace's Ship, Obi's ship (ROTS), TIE Interceptor, TIE Bomber, B-Wing, SAGA Green A-Wing, POTJ Snowspeeder with Dak and Luke, and last but not least, Zev's Snowspeeder.

What will be set free tonight..................?


The Force only knows.....

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Re: "The Great Unboxing of 2006"
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2006, 04:30 PM »
Woh.  Good luck with that.  You should post some pics of the tattered remains of all your boxes, though that'd probably make me faint.  I'd open the Queen's Starship or the Imperial Shuttle if you have either.  Those are some of my favs. 

There used to be a thread somewhere that showed pics of carded figs being ripped open.  What a horrid thread that was.
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Re: "The Great Unboxing of 2006"
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2006, 04:34 PM »
Woh.  Good luck with that.  You should post some picks of the tattered remains of all your boxes, though that'd probably make me faint.  I'd open the Queen's Starship or the Imperial Shuttle if you have either.  Those are some of my favs. 

There used to be a thread somewhere that showed pics of carded figs being ripped open.  What a horrid thread that was.

The Queen's Ship is already unboxed and the FAO Shuttle is taking up A TON of space in that huge box... it may be next.........
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Re: "The Great Unboxing of 2006"
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2006, 09:51 PM »
i hav a wall of saga figs in my room-i try to ignore that sandtrooper! im a completist and thats my only one. so hard!!!
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Re: "The Great Unboxing of 2006"
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2006, 08:56 AM »
Last night's free prisoners-
Plo Koon's Fighter
Clone Wars Anakin's Enhanced Fighter (THE coolest of all the Jedi fighters imho)
ROTS Anakin's starfighter
SAGA Luke's Landspeeder (I like the look of it but miss the flip up hood and pegs for the droids)


What will be next?   Wheel of unboxing, turn turn turn, tell me the cardboard that I should burn!

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Re: "The Great Unboxing of 2006"
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2006, 11:27 AM »
I like the sound of this thread. Recently I too started to liberate some figs and vehicles. Mostly POTF2 ships and ROTS figs. I liberated a POTF2 AT-AT, POTF2 Millenium Falcon and POTF2 Snow Speeder. Then various figures to man them and to place with them.
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Re: "The Great Unboxing of 2006"
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2006, 11:41 AM »
Cool stuff.  Keep tearing away at those useless prisons. 
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Re: "The Great Unboxing of 2006"
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2006, 07:41 PM »
Unleashing the toys...That is one of my favorite things.  The smell, the feel, the excitement...

I have very few plastic prisons left but I do envy you right now.  Have at it with pride and joy 8)
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Re: "The Great Unboxing of 2006"
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2006, 08:17 PM »
more power 2 ya   ;) 8)
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Re: "The Great Unboxing of 2006"
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2006, 12:10 PM »
You have more willpower than myself for waiting this long to open them. ;D
I get them home and I have to check them out.  Storm the cardboard Bastille!!

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Re: "The Great Unboxing of 2006"
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2006, 01:14 PM »
You have more willpower than myself for waiting this long to open them. ;D
I get them home and I have to check them out.  Storm the cardboard Bastille!!

I hear ya... that's the way it is for NEW stuff I get from now on!
Unfortunately- I didn't get a chance to unbox anything last night... tonight though will probably see the ROTS Arc 270, ROTS Gunship, ROTS Greivous on Wheelbike, ROTS Tri-Fighter and the OTC Sandcrawler at the very least. I don't think I can bear to open up the OTC Slave one- that's one of my all time favorite window boxes- nor the Falcon Exclusive with the figures on top.

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Re: "The Great Unboxing of 2006"
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2006, 01:20 PM »
Great thread, I like to see the progress!

Re the OTC falcon with the figs on top: I would suggest cutting the figure display from the falcon box- I kept my figures on that because of the unique falcon interior background. But the ship is nice- I really like what they did with the taillights-


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Re: "The Great Unboxing of 2006"
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2006, 04:29 PM »
Great thread, I like to see the progress!

Re the OTC falcon with the figs on top: I would suggest cutting the figure display from the falcon box- I kept my figures on that because of the unique falcon interior background. But the ship is nice- I really like what they did with the taillights-



I actually managed to pick up one of the $5 sale varieties of the non-figure version so I'm good with that.   I might just say heck with it and put it up on ebay...

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Re: "The Great Unboxing of 2006"
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2006, 09:25 AM »
Hey everyone!

For those following the current freedom saga, this past weekend saw much happiness for plastic prisoners....

12" Luke w/ Speederbike
12" Leia w/ Speederbike
12" Leia/Boushh w/ Carbonite
ROTS Obi's Figher (the Red one)
ROTS Droid Tri-Fighter
ROTS Greivous Wheelbike
ROTS ARC-170
OTC Red Y-wing (Stupid Non-Canon repaint!!!!)
Clone Wars Hailfire
Clone Wars Geonosian Fighter
SAGA Red Leader X-Wing
SAGA Anakin/Swoop
SAGA Obi-wan's Fighter (Delta-7))
POTJ Cloud City Carbon Freeze Chamber

Passed up:  OTC Falcon Exclusive w/ Figures, SAGA ESB Luke's X-Wing (I may trade/sell this and then get the current Dagobah X-Wing instead) ROTS Republic Gunship (not sure if I need another loose one), , OTC Slave 1 (It just looks so cool in package and I already have a Slave 1 and 300th Fett loose), SAGA Trash Compator sets (look better packaged and flimsy when loose from what I've seen), POTJ Aniversary two-packs (look good in package and doesn't take up space)

Debating: 12" 100th Figure Luke, 12" Jango Fett, 12" Anakin/Vader Ultimate Villain, OTC 12" Figures (repacks... right?)

That's all for now--  I've definitely freed most of my boxed stuff at this point!

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Re: "The Great Unboxing of 2006"
« Reply #14 on: November 1, 2006, 11:44 AM »
Another plastic freedom update from last night:

ROTS 12" Figures- did YOU know that Bariss and Shaak Ti came with clear stands while none of the others did? I certainly was surprised- these are the same stands that came with the Amidala Portrait Edition ones...

Episode I 12": Watto, TC-14, Mace, Qui-Gon (what crappy hair!), Darth Maul, Battle Droid, Jar-Jar

Action Collection- Electronic R2 and 3P0- cool but you'd think they coulda had R2 make some sounds rather than just light up.

Only a few more shelves to clear out.....

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