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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Darth Revan
« on: December 6, 2006, 12:47 PM »
The likeness seems pretty dead-on.  I definitely like the sculpt.  But obviously the molded plastic robes are going to limit the poseability of this figure.  Still it looks like Hasbro is trying to make up for that by putting in ball jointed elbows and shoulders.

Now that this figure is on the way, it's really going to need some kind of a KOTOR companion piece.  Perhaps Darth Malak or Bastila?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Harry Potter
« on: December 5, 2006, 12:37 PM »
Which, like I said in my previous post, Snape will become the new Headmaster of Hogwarts!! It won't be Minerva, she's getting on in years. There's no other professor that can handle the position. Snape was trusted completely by Dumbledore, and I bet he left something behind for Snape to carry out his last wish and take over as Headmaster!

After the way book 6 ended?  I find that highly unlikely.  I thought that Snape took off after he killed Dumbeldore.  I think that it's likely that if he's playing the double agent, then he'll see things through that he might get close to Voldemort for book 7.  And I can see Professor McGonagall taking over Hogwart's for that book.

The one thing that keeps coming back to me is Sirius Black.  Somehow I don't think he died in the Department of Mysteries.  I think he's going to be back in book 7.

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Battle of Yavin (Death Star) Wave
« on: December 4, 2006, 11:02 PM »
I hear ya.  You might want to try doing what I've done with my own Moff Jerjerrod.  I used some of those small, clear rubberbands that Hasbro has been using and brought Jerjerrod's ankles a little closer together.

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Battle of Yavin (Death Star) Wave
« on: December 4, 2006, 10:26 PM »
Why in the hell are they sculpting figures with their legs spread apart so far?  The Guard and DST both suffer from Jerjerrod disease

Somewhat, but they do have articulated knees.  The Death Star Trooper and Biggs are tremendous improvements over the previous versions.  

The Han is okay, too.  It's basically a VOTC Han Solo with some minor changes.  But I like the change in the little details like the gloves and headset.  I had thought that we were going to be getting a medal ceremony Han Solo, which is truthfully kind of boring.  This is at least a little more interesting.

The Rebel guard is cool, IMO.  The detail looks nice, and the accessories are pretty good.  I'll agree that the stance is a little wide, but it might make the figure a little more stable.

The concept Fett is kind of a mystery.  It looks like there might be some kind of a cape.  But the real thing that I'm wondering is whether or not there are there interchangeable heads?  And what's the deal with that chest plate?

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I think I would've preferred the Coruscant wave versions of Anakin and Obi-Wan in the reissues, but in the grand scheme of things those aren't that big a deal.  The lineup for Saga Legends is an army builder's dream come true.

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: Target Exclusive Imperial Shuttle
« on: December 4, 2006, 04:15 PM »
The buying patterns have indeed been kind of weird on this Imperial Shuttle.  It sat for the first week or so, but after word got out it's started to sell pretty well.  But then I wonder if the package variant collectors might be buying them all up in order to get the figures in the different positions in the window.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« on: December 2, 2006, 03:43 PM »
Cool kick-save pose on CuJo.  But how many CuJo's is this now?  And for that matter, how many Red Wings?  Make some other teams, please Todd!!!

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The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: December 2, 2006, 03:41 PM »
Is it me, or are there some good variants in the Modok wave and Face Off 2?  I'd really like to get a Destroyer and that Captain Marvel variant.  And I'm liking almost everything in the Face Off 2 variant series.

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Recent 30AC Purchases
« on: December 2, 2006, 12:32 PM »
Scored the Cantina tin set yesterday and a Vader Sith Starfighter today.  Very nice pieces!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Do You Still Use (Or Have) a VCR?
« on: November 30, 2006, 11:16 PM »
As long as the two that I have continue to work, I'll have them.  With as many tapes as I have of movies, music videos, shows and other recordings that are only on VHS tape, it'll be a while until I finally retire my VHS machines.

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I thought this would be the final straw with me for this line until I went into Target today to see the same Bossks and Sandtrooper that have been there for at least the last 4 months, covered in dust, along with a new shelf tag that said "NCF" on it for them.  Which means, "NOT CARRYING FORWARD."  Meaning Target isn't getting anymore, and given Wal-Mart's glut of the same on a much larger level, I doubt WM will be getting anymore either.

I had read this post before going to a Target store today, and I was mindful of this when I was in the action figure aisle.  I saw a NCF on the shelf tag for the Transformers Titanium figures.  As for the Star Wars titanium figures?  No sign of that NCF.  At least at that particular store.

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The Darktrooper is definitely kind of ridiculous in terms of the modern figure aesthetic.  It's much more like an old video game boss than anything else.  I think the only appeal to the figure is that it was HTF.

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: Battle of Naboo Wave
« on: November 30, 2006, 09:30 PM »
I guess that we can surmise from the Naboo Soldier's pegwarming status that Hasbro probably won't be making a running change and doing this figure over in red.  You can see some guys in the same uniform in red on the cardback photo.  ;D

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Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars Transformers
« on: November 29, 2006, 10:15 PM »
I saw the ARC-170 in spacewhale deco and Darth Vader's Sith Starfighter today.  These might be repaints, but they looked really good!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Gas Prices
« on: November 28, 2006, 11:55 AM »
The one interesting thing that I've noticed is that gas prices have gone up a little bit since the election.  Hmmm, coincidence?

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