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Other Collectibles / Re: Attakus Star Wars Dioramas
« on: June 9, 2005, 06:34 PM »
I clicked on one of the links earlier, and it looked as though the site had been hacked.  Hmmmm.

Other Collectibles / Re: Master Replicas: Mini-sabers
« on: June 9, 2005, 04:40 PM »
Qui-Gonn's would be cool, what about getting all four of General Grevious, or even the Darth Maul intact?

Sign up for the MR Collector's Society and you get the full Maul .45.  As for Grievous, they were all generic sabers so I'm not sure how much I'd want them.

I spoke with someone at MR and they stated that since Grievous takes his lightsabers from the Jedi he kills, they probably won't be making any Grievous lightsabers.  In fact, if you look at some of the lightsabers he uses in the duel with Obi-Wan, one looks just like Obi-Wan's, and one of the green ones is almost identical to Anakin's lightsaber.

Other Collectibles / Re: Attakus Star Wars Dioramas
« on: June 9, 2005, 04:37 PM »
Drat!  Do you have to be a  member of the Attakus forums to view this stuff?  What's better is that there's no indication of how to join said forums.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Target Exclusive Clone Trooper
« on: June 9, 2005, 04:26 PM »
I saw a number of these at Wizard World last weekend.  They ranged from $20 - $30.  Thanks, I got my fill.  :)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: June 9, 2005, 02:59 PM »

What do you think of it so far, Scott?  I bought it but haven't listened to it yet.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« on: June 9, 2005, 01:32 PM »
Bought the Spider Droid today.  Pretty cool!

Gentle Giant / Re: Gentle Giant Busts
« on: June 9, 2005, 12:44 PM »
So here i am , wondering how to get some of the older busts, I hear ppl talking that the Fett mini bust is going for $200+ but at GG site you can order it for i think $55?
Is this still possible? or is it a case of them not updating their site, even still i cant order it yet cause they dont ship outside US and Canada

I tried the same thing on a number of occassions JUST IN CASE.  The story is that Gentle Giant simply needs to update their website.  It's annoying.

And let me state that yes, the Boba Fett mini-bust is currently going for about $200 US.  I just paid that over the weekend for one that I purchased at a convention.  Jango Fett seems to be a little less expensive in some cases, even though the limited edition size for that piece was smaller than that of Boba Fett.  Strange!

On another note, I'm somewhat surprised that Gentle Giant hasn't announced an exclusive mini-bust for the summer convention season.  I saw the announcement for the silver Jango Fett Bust Up, but traditionally GG has offered an exclusive mini-bust at the summer cons for the past couple of years.  I have to wonder if they feel that the Sandtrooper Corporal filled that role, and that as a result they won't be offering a mini-bust at Comic Con or at Wizard World Chicago.

Updated as of 06.05.05

Gentle Giant / Re: Gentle Giant Busts
« on: June 4, 2005, 08:25 PM »
WOOT!  Finally got the Boba Fett mini-bust today.   ;D

The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: June 4, 2005, 08:18 PM »
Whole lot of good those posts did me today.  I just got back from Philly a little while ago.  However, I'm thinking of going to Wizard World in Chicago and may be able to help up some of the She Hulk fans there.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Who's got the best burger?
« on: June 4, 2005, 12:47 AM »
Cozy's Soup and Burger on Broadway in Manhattan.  They may have been featured in Adam Sandler's Big Daddy, but the burgers rock!

Check it.

Anyone game?

Haven't been able to find those in the US yet.  I'm a big Converse fan, and I've got a number of places that I use to get Chuck Taylor's...these are nowhere to be found yet.

The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: June 4, 2005, 12:28 AM »
Dang, almost forgot.  I need to pick up the Marvel Select She Hulk tomorrow in Philly!  ;)

The Original Trilogy / Re: Why Lucas tinkered with Star Wars!
« on: June 3, 2005, 01:17 AM »
I think Lucas is actually looking at things from a somewhat unique POV in the movie industry.  He's actually willing to go back and fix things and not leave some screwups out there for all eternity.  I think it's almost like a software company sending out updates for a program.  They recognize the imperfections and fix them.  So does Lucas.  He has the will and the means to fix his mistakes.  I can't fault him for going back and making the best movie that he can, even after the theatrical release.

From Valin Kenobi
I see what you're saying, but the original versions of SW occupy such a unique position in cinematic history that I believe they should be preserved for their historical value (artistic debates being an entirely separate issue). I don't see the harm in having the originals available, if for no other reason than as a basis for comparison with the updated versions.

I agree with the historial argument and sentiment.  I also think that in all actuality there is an archived version of the 1977 release in a vault, somewhere.  I don't think anyone is trying to destroy the film as it was originally presented.  Film preservation is actually a fairly signifigant issue in the movie industry.  A great deal of old films have been lost due to poor storage of the original negatives and deterioration of that stock.

But I think Lucas has taken this public stance that "the original films don't exist" so that he can avoid the debate about what should be out and what shouldn't.  I think there is tremendous potential for that issue to become totally unruly, since many a fanboy fancies themself an uber film critic.  Why not cut that kind of nonsense off at the pass?

I think ultimately, as far as what is on the market, the ball is in George Lucas's court.  He is going to want the version he likes out on the commercial market.  He's the owner of this intellectual property and it's his right to exercise his artistic control over the movies.  If a fan is so intent on having the theatrical release, or the '96 release, they can always have their VHS versions burned to DVD so that they last longer in better condition.  Lord knows there are enough bootlegs of them out there that you can buy DVD versions of the various releases if you want them.

Other Toy Lines / Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« on: June 2, 2005, 11:23 PM »
The last time I ordered a case was for MLB 10 (I think).  That was the one with Jeter, Palmeiro, Mulder, Delgado, etc.  Great assortment, but I haven't wanted to order an entire case since.

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