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The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: June 30, 2005, 11:46 PM »
I hear you on the villains, Jim.  I really like these from your list!


Loki
Titanium Man
Crimson Dynamo
Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (Blob, Pyro, Destiny, Avalanche)
Thanos
Super Skrull
Baron Zemo 2
The Leader
Kingpin
White Queen


I'd definitely add on...

Modok
Master Mold (at least the head)
Kang
Wendigo


Heroes
Alpha Flight
She Hulk - Avengers w/ FF variant
Grey Hulk (from Banners re-merge with Hulk)
Havok

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: TRU Exclusive Clones!
« on: June 30, 2005, 07:33 PM »
I'm gonna wait to say anything about these.† I figure they'll most likely be shown at Comic Con and THEN I'll have something to say.

And Nick covers a lot of toy shows and stuff so we'll wait to see what he's got to say about these.

I'm not going to respond to this other than to say please read my signature line.  Have a nice day!  ;D

     Nicklab

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: TRU Exclusive Clones!
« on: June 29, 2005, 07:47 PM »
I'm gonna wait to say anything about these.† I figure they'll most likely be shown at Comic Con and THEN I'll have something to say.

EDIT:

Thought I would elaborate on my non-statement.† ;D

First, I've seen a few too many reports of things we'd like to see turn out to be the result of poor reporting.† How many times have we been told the Cloud Car was on the way?† Or more recently, what about the case of one collecting site that reported Hasbro stated at Toy Fair '05 that there would be a prequel equivalent of the VOTC line?† Instances like these can give one cause to be skeptical.† The situation is compounded even more since Hasbro has been playing things so close to the vest since about 2001.

There is an upside.† The Clones described in these sets are the most signifigant in REVENGE OF THE SITH, so from that standpoint these particular Clone Troopers† make sense.

So what if the report is true?† Then we get into the very murky area of how will these Clone Troopers be presented?† The fact is that there have been a number of different 3-packs in the Hasbro Star Wars line over the years.† Just look at some of them:

-Cinema Scenes - These were in the POTF2 and EPISODE I lines.† They depicted a specific scene, and had an accompanying title, much like the titles that rs reported in their article.† The packaging on these is also similar to the more current EE exclusive Clone Trooper 4-packs.
-Screen Scenes - The SAGA equivalent of Cinema Scenes but packaged in a more three-dimensional fashion.
-Clone Wars Army Builder Sets - The first incarnation of the deluxe 3-packs that are now shipping in the ROTS Deluxe assortment.
-ROTS Deluxe Clone Trooper 3-Packs - The same product as the Clone Wars 3-packs, just in new paint schemes with new helmets.
-ROTS Evolutions - 3-Packs of well articulated figures.

The next issue is price point.† All of these products have shipped at a variety of pricepoints.† Once again that's an issue that the rs article was not able to confirm, and as a result we're only left to speculate.

Then figure in the exclusivity factor.† Hasbro has come to see that collectors would spend $13.99 for a single, exclusive Clone Trooper in a protective package.† Exclusives have ranged in price from $9.99 to $30+ for the EE Clone Trooper 4-pack.† Where will these sets fall?† Nobody knows outside of Hasbro and Toys R Us.

Now, rs DID editorialize that they THINK these sets may be repaints of the ROTS Deluxe 3-packs.† Once again, more speculation and no hard facts.

The whole situation is certainly interesting, but it also has the potential for people to get their wheels spinning in anticipation of a product that we may or may not get.† That's one of the reasons why I'm skeptical and I've adopted a wait and see attitude.  There are just far too many variables to make any kind of definitive statement on these 3-packs.

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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Which Clone is Commander Bly?
« on: June 26, 2005, 12:36 PM »
Spoilers for what?!  What in that frame is a spoiler?  Sheesh!   ;D

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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Which Clone is Commander Bly?
« on: June 26, 2005, 01:00 AM »
Yet another element adds to the confusion on this topic...



This is in the new issue of Dark Horse's REPUBLIC title that is due out July 20th.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: New Deluxes
« on: June 25, 2005, 10:39 AM »
As much as I like the idea of Darth Sidious with the Senate Pods, it seems as though it would be a bit too big for the Deluxe line.† If it was made to get in at the $10 price point that the deluxe line sells for, the scale (Word Edited) would start screaming bloody murder, and I think many would find it to be inadequate.

Rather, I think a Senate playset akin to the EPISODE II arena playset (size wise) might fit the bill better.† Have a wall of several senate pods with an action feature where the Senate pods fly out of the wall.† This could have a wide appeal for both play features AND to collectors who like to display.

 Post Edited:

Nick, using the term I edited out as an emphasis about a group of people who prefer to-scale items (myself, MisterPL, and others included in that group) is not acceptable to me.† Next time please be more conscious of what you're actually saying, whether in jest or not, as that phrase isn't one most like having applied to themselves no matter what context it was intended.† Thanks.† JJ

 :P  Abuse of power at it's finest!  :P

Odd.  I didn't see mobs of soup chefs rushing NBC studios in LA when Seinfeld had the whole soup nazi storyline going.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Separatist Leaders
« on: June 25, 2005, 12:59 AM »
I think we're going to get them at some point.  The ROTS line is still only about 3 months old.  Give it a little time.  Hasbro has to space things out somewhat.  :)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Gas Prices
« on: June 25, 2005, 12:57 AM »
$2.15 today.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: New Deluxes
« on: June 25, 2005, 12:32 AM »
As much as I like the idea of Darth Sidious with the Senate Pods, it seems as though it would be a bit too big for the Deluxe line.† If it was made to get in at the $10 price point that the deluxe line sells for, the scale (f a s c i s t s) would start screaming bloody murder, and I think many would find it to be inadequate.

Rather, I think a Senate playset akin to the EPISODE II arena playset (size wise) might fit the bill better.† Have a wall of several senate pods with an action feature where the Senate pods fly out of the wall.† This could have a wide appeal for both play features AND to collectors who like to display.

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TV-9D9 / Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
« on: June 24, 2005, 02:49 AM »
Hmmm, Luke?  Perhaps this could be a look at the friendship of Luke and Biggs.  It might wind up incorporating Tank, Cammie and Fixer, too.  There are loads of possibilities.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Live 8 - Which one is Pink?
« on: June 24, 2005, 02:05 AM »
Just read this on Pink Floyd.com:

It has been confirmed that Roger Waters will join Pink Floyd to perform at the Live8 concert in Hyde Park on 2nd July.

David Gilmour made the following statement:
ďLike most people I want to do everything I can to persuade the G8 leaders to make huge commitments to the relief of poverty and increased aid to the third world. Itís crazy that America gives such a paltry percentage of its GNP to the starving nations. Any squabbles Roger and the band have had in the past are so petty in this context, and if re-forming for this concert will help focus attention then itís got to be worthwhile.Ē


Pretty cool to read something like that.  I saw Pink Floyd in Montreal in '94 and the show was fantastic.  It's certainly been a while since they performed together live, but it certainly has the potential to be a great show.  I'm just encouraged to read that musicians who are as well off as the members of Pink Floyd are coming together to do something like this for charity.  They certainly  don't need to perform for money anymore.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: 500th commemorative figure... Vader?
« on: June 24, 2005, 01:54 AM »
I was fortunate enough to pick one of these up tonight.  It's still in the car and I'm still at work, so I've yet to open it and give it a good looking over.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« on: June 23, 2005, 11:11 PM »
Got some blue Royal Guards, AT-TE Gunners and a 500th Vader today.  Pretty good day.

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Gentle Giant / Re: Gentle Giant Busts
« on: June 21, 2005, 03:44 PM »
I got mine straight from Gentle Giant and I believe this was one of the pieces that didn't have a COA included.

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The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: June 21, 2005, 02:43 PM »
I think as a rule Toy Biz is just bad all around.  Dare I say it, but I think with Marvel Legends "Legendary Riders" series, the line has jumped the shark.

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