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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: 30th Anniversary Tin Collector Set
« on: October 22, 2006, 01:33 AM »
Saw someone pulled the old switcheroo with the tin sets already.  I had been looking for an AOTC tin today, and I was pretty stoked to see Jango and Dooku when I walked down this one toy aisle today.  But then I looked closer and saw that the package was for the ROTS set, and the other figure 2-pack had Mace and Yoda.  Someone apparently was after the Clone Troopers.  LAME.

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Recent 30AV Purchases
« on: October 22, 2006, 01:32 AM »
Scored the ANH 30AV tin set.  This one and the AOTC set are the highest on my list right now.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« on: October 22, 2006, 01:31 AM »
Started seeing the NFL team 3-packs this weekend.  I honestly don't have a lot of interest in these other than the Giants set.  I saw one of those today, but the paintjob on Plax was pretty bad.  I'm passing until I can find a good one.

The Dallas lineup seems kind of blah.  You would think that McFarlane might have tried to get a TO in the lineup for that.  The Pittsburgh set is okay with Joey Porter being in the lineup, and I know Big Ben was kind of hot as a figure last year.  But I'm not buying another Hines Ward.  The Pats lineup is decent, but really, how much has Corey Dillon even played this year?  It seems like Maroney is getting most of the carries for New England.

I definitely like the concept here, but what other teams are good choices for this kind of offering?  You could probably do a Colts set.  Maybe a Chargers set, too.  But who else, really?

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Other Toy Lines / Re: You give toys a bad name
« on: October 19, 2006, 01:10 AM »
What a dope Todd McFarlane is.  Call me crazy, but I never see girls with big hair clamoring for action figures in the local toy departments.  AND I SPEND A LOT OF TIME IN NEW JERSEY!

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Other Toy Lines / Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« on: October 18, 2006, 10:58 PM »
So far I've scored what I set out to get:  both Mannings and as luck would have it today, I found a Titans Mawae.

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Gentle Giant / Re: Clone Wars Maquettes Yoda
« on: October 15, 2006, 11:42 AM »
Not bothering.  It's just ridiculous how Gentle Giant expects us to jump through hoops for these things.  And they do this one with an even smaller edition size than the BHS mini-bust?  Please.  We're your customer base Gentle Giant.  Stop disrespecting us.

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: 30th Anniversary Tin Collector Set
« on: October 13, 2006, 09:53 AM »
Anyone buying them for just 1 or 2 figures should wait. They will be re-released on cards or in battle packs quicker than you can say Re-Hashbro  ::)

In a way I agree with this sentiment.  Hasbro has re-released so many figures that eventually this may well happen.  But for the health of the line?  I think if we want to see a variety of product on the market and we *somewhat* like a product, then I think we should try to support lines like the Collector Tins.  Otherwise we may see this kind of variety in the Star Wars line dry up.

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: 2007 Rumors... Oh my!
« on: October 11, 2006, 04:12 PM »
the bounty hunter we all SERIOUSLY need major SA resculpting on is not from Episode 5, 6, or even 2...it is from 1-AURRA SING!!!the POTJ one was 100% poopi and the WM exclusive doesnt look much better... :'(

Try again.  Look at the POTF2 4-LOM and tell me that this figure doesn't need to be resculpted before Aurra Sing.

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: TSC Recent Acquisitions
« on: October 5, 2006, 10:58 PM »
A reasonably good score tonight.  One each of the following:

Naboo Solider
Rep Been
Dud Bolt & Mars Guo
Gragra
Holo Darth Maul
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Endor Luke Skywalker
Endor Rebel Trooper (afican american version)

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Okay, so back in June, they "had no plans" for POTF-style cardbacks in the retro-vintage line.  I get it.  But three months have passed, and the cat is out of the bag, as far as next year's coin pack-ins go.  So wouldn't that be a perfect time to do a run of POTF-style cards?  I mean, they're already manufacturing the coins anyway, and clearly there's interest in POTF-style cards, and it would be a great opportunity to get a little extra mileage out of the retro-vintage line. . .

So what do you guys think?  POTF-style vintage cards next year, or no?



I would definitely say that it's a possibility.  First, Hasbro has been asked some VERY direct questions about specific products in the Q&A sessions, and in some cases they've offered flat denials.  Fast forward to Comic Con and some of those self-same products were confirmed by Hasbro either in the display cases at their booth, or in the presentation they held.  The Q&A's certainly aren't gospel, and Hasbro has played some things very close to their vests.

Another things that makes me think that they may make a POTF vintage figure is this:  The recent Hasbro piece about that the collectible coin album stated that the album has some extra slots that are set aside for duplicates and potential promotional coins.  The POTF coin might fit in with the whole promotional coin concept that they've been discussing.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Bar's open! What'll you have...?
« on: October 4, 2006, 01:27 AM »
You know what is almost as good as Guinness and will do in a pinch??



Bah!!!  Try this:


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: October 4, 2006, 01:25 AM »
Cake, Prolonging The Magic


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Cigars
« on: October 3, 2006, 04:59 PM »

I've had "island" cigars about a dozen times and I think the "bang to hype" ratio is way out of whack.  But you have to have one, just so you can say you did it.


The quality doesn't live up to the hype.  The reason being that the state of agriculture on the island has slid pretty far down.  The embargo has definitely had effects on the state of things there.  Should things change politically on the island, I think there will probably be a sort of boom there in agriculture (tobacco, sugar cane, rum, etc) and tourism.  But the political climate has hurt the island.  I know I'd be smoking their cigars if things change, but even with Castro's illness it looks like things are going to remain the same.

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: New H&V- Collector's Choice!
« on: October 1, 2006, 01:46 PM »
This could be *KIND OF* interesting.

PREQUELS
TC-14
Darth Maul - Evolutions
R2-B1
Queen Amidala - EPISODE I Ascension Gun
Obi-Wan Kenobi - Outlander Nightclub Encounter
Anakin Skywalker - Evolutions (ROTS)
Yoda - AOTC
Count Dooku - Evolutions
Clone Trooper - AOTC (white SA)
Plo Koon - POTJ
Super Battle Droid
Darth Sidious (EPISODE I)


THE OT
Chewbacca - Early Bird set
Darth Vader - Evolutions
Stormtrooper - VOTC
Scout Trooper - VTSC
Princess Leia - POTF2 CommTech
Obi-Wan Kenobi - VOTC
Yoda - OTC
Han Solo - VOTC
Royal Guard - ROTS w/ Forcepike
Boba Fett - VOTC
R2-D2 - TSC - Hoth
C-3PO - SAGA Escape Pod

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: September 30, 2006, 08:49 PM »
The Cardigans Super Extra Gravity


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