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Toy Reviews / New JD Review: R5D4
« on: July 5, 2006, 05:08 PM »
Nice review Jesse, read on everyone, there's a button the homepage.

Toy Reviews / Re: Republic Gunship clone wars Deco
« on: July 3, 2006, 05:32 PM »
Good review! ;D ;D

The Hunt For Grievous Battlepack is now pegwarming near me...

Toy Reviews / VTSC Sand People
« on: July 2, 2006, 07:21 PM »
"I hate sand..." Says Anakin Skywalker, but he might want to add "People" after Sand... Well, his whole family hates Sand People, I guess. They killed Shmi, Were Murdered by Ani, and Terrorized Luke.

However, even Anikin would like this figure... The packaging is a thing of wonder, almost completely the same as the 1977 Card.  It'll be sure to attract collectors for the most part, kids don't give about the packing. More so the figure.

And if Hasbro has kid's in mind, what a nice figure the package comes with...

Sculpt: Fabulous. Every fold and crease is there. Seeing what had been included in past figures as far as the sculpt goes, this is Tatooine's VOTC Stormtrooper. Under the skirt, the pattern of an awesome sculpt continues... His boots are very nicely done and his joints are well hidden.

Paint: Following suit with the great sculpt is the paint job, which is very high quality. I could find NO slop and he has a very nice wash and weathering. The head is probably the best example of this paint job, with many different colours, that might blend and become sloppy on other figures, are all where they should be with no interruption.

Articulation: Hmmmm. Very good, but just not on par with ther other VTSC. I'm a big fan of cut joint swivel elbows, but Hasbro could've at least given us ball jointed hips in return, seeing as he is a $12 figure. I'd expect more, but he still is good for being put into some great poses. At least he has a ball jointed head, pop that off and he's fallen victim to an angry Skywalker.

Accesories: Hasbro is a winner in my book here! Word has it the accesories are rubbery, but mine are pretty thick. The paint on the rifle and staff is amazing and both fit nicely in the hands of the figure. The cloak is great and fits snugly on the figure, but still allows all the poses the Sand Person can get into without it. My only negitave is that it's a bit puffy around the kneck.

Quality: Every joint is snug and not loose. No slop, accesories aren't too cheapo, the cloak is made from good cloth, I think it's safe to say that for quality, this guy gets good grades.

Value: I got it on "clearence" at Target for $10.18, Sure he's 19 cents more than the original VOTC, but who cares. 19 times 5, hmmm, 95! To buy a full set of these bad boys costs 95 cents more. I'll be baffeled, this guy is good at this price, and while a bit steep at regular retail, he still fits the price nicely.

Overall: This guy is great to have hanging around at your podrace, ready to snipe an unlucky racer, or capturing your farm women, veing killed by an angry Sith-to-Be, or messing with Luke. I strongly suggest this to OT and PT fans.

Final score: 8.8/10

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Fan made Databank entries
« on: July 2, 2006, 09:19 AM »
Seargent Fox
A skilled soldier, Seagent Fox was stationed at the Jedi Temple, after the 501st legion invaded it. When Senator Bail Organa landed there to see what all the commotion was about, Fox cocked his gun and ordered Organa to leave.

As Organa's airspeeder took off, Jedi Padawan Zett Jukassa jumped out and began to kill Clones. Fox and Commander Appo told their troops to fire.

Fox was killed in the conflict.

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Fan made Databank entries
« on: July 2, 2006, 09:15 AM »
Clone Gunship (Carrier Type)
When the Clone Wars erupted, the main military transports were Republic Gunships, made by Rothna Heavy Engineering. RHE also produced a Gunship with powerful magnets, capable of clamping onto a Republic AT-TE.

Also known as a Republic Droidship, these ships only needed one pilot and know other crew. Armed with two gun turrrets, two laser cannons, and rockets, these ships were a powerful threat to the CIS.

Saga Collection '06 / Re: Best Army Builder Ever
« on: July 2, 2006, 09:05 AM »
41 Trooper all the way.

He actually pegwarmed for a while, about 30 of them sitting on the pegs with Mustafar Sentries, Obis, and Neimoidians.

That was when we had figures clogging the pegs and a whole aisle for SW,

Then, as the section shrunk, 5-10 of them still sat there. Not lying, they just sat there. Too bad I couldn't find that many Battle Droids... :(

1: 41 Trooper
2: Utapau Clone
3. VOTC Stormtrooper
4. VTSC Scout Trooper
5. ATTE Gunner
6. Value Pack Clones
7. Lushros Dofine
8. ATRT Driver
9. Clone 3 Packs
10. ARC Troopers (Non animated)

Saga Collection '06 / Re: Why no Battle Droids?
« on: June 30, 2006, 08:40 PM »

EE 4 Packs

Basic: OOM-9(TPM Repack) 3 Battle Droids (Boomer Damage figure without the boomer damage on and no damage paint)
Geinosian: 4 Battle Droids Red (Repaint, Boomer Damage)
Security: 4 Security Repacks
Pilot: 4 Boomer Damage Repaints with backpack holes filled in

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Fan made Databank entries
« on: June 30, 2006, 05:26 PM »
Galactic Marine
The Galactic Marines were a group of tough, elite, troopers, always ready for action. Their suits resembled the Empire's Snowtrooper suits of later times. Unlike the Snowtrooper Suit, these outfits could take any terrain.

The Galactic Marines were usually sent as a first strike unit in most situations, or as an attack group.

A division of the Galactic Marines, Cold Weather Assault(CWA), hammered the CIS facilities on Mygeeto. That division, led by Commander Bacara, also executed Order 66, killing General Ki-Adi-Mundi.

After the rise of the Empire, the Galactic Marines evolved into what would oneday be, the Blizzard Force Attack Group that helped destroy the Rebel Echo base.

The Prequel Trilogy / Fan made Databank entries
« on: June 29, 2006, 07:36 PM »
Not the ones on, just entries for those guys who need 'em!


Lushros Dofine
Cousin of Daulty Dofine who died in the Battle of Naboo, Lushros Dofine, unlike his cousin, was actually a skilled captain, but those skills could not stop the Invisable Hand from plummeting into Courascant.

Dofine commanded the vessel throughout its life. His crew of Neimoidians and Battle Droids tracked Obi Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker until they were captured.

After the two Jedi were captured, the bridge became a chaotic place. Dofine and his crew ran out of the bridge, but when the escape pods were launched out of Invisible Hand, Daulty and his crew found themselves trapped in the corridor.

Daulty lived through the crash and was captured by Republic search teams thast scowered the wreck. He was questioned and then put in prison, only to be released by Darth Sidious, when the Empire was born.

Dofine traveled to Mustafar where he waited at the CIS bunker where he was slaughtered by Anakin Skywalker along with the entire CIS council.

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Your Favorite Clone Color/Design?
« on: June 29, 2006, 07:27 PM »
I'm agreeing with 212th Battalion. Their armor was sweet.

Coming close is the AOTC ranked Clones, my favorite being the lt.

Toy Reviews / Biker Scout and Utapau Clone
« on: June 24, 2006, 05:30 PM »
Clone Trooper: (Pics coming soon!!!!)
At first look, the packaging is similar to the Original Trilogy Collection Basic Figure Cards. A closer look, and you'll discover it's very much an amazing move.

First, a feature from the OTC is the background scenery. This adds a great deal of fun to lookiing at a MOC collection. This particular background depicts the Battle of Utapau. Also the back is a very nice addition.

The unique "profile" each figure carries adds fun for kids. Very familiar to POTJ collectors, the data areas include "Mission" "Fights For" "Affiliation" etc. Kids can send the figures on missions and for adults, they're quite amusing to read.

Upon opening the figure, I noted all the goods and bads. Read each of the below sections for more info and the rest of the review.

Sculpt: Top notch. As a repaint of the beloved III-41 Clone Figure, the comments here are definatley short! Everything looks great, my only down is that the belt is still upside down. Virtually unnoticable, so it doesn't take too much off of the appeal of the figure. Think about it, kids, as the main audience, aren't going to notice and get frustrated.

Paint: I don't know if Hasbro went to heaven or got some customizers, but this is the best. Very much what you would expect out of a custom figure with scuff marks all over. A tad bit of slop, but nothing to ruin this amazing paint job. One final gimmick, there is no paint in those two lines on the left area of the chest armor.

Articulation: As a repaint of a Super Articulated Figure, what do you think? All over: JOINTS JOINTS JOINTS. Also, the joints are a bit more snug, in a good way, because that means: NO LOOSE JOINTS. Bravo Hasbro, bravo!

Accesories: Many complain about the lack of a rifle. But think about it. It was with the DC-15 Pistol that Clones blasted a Crab Droid, killed Zett Jukassa, and who knows what else! This is fine by me. Also included is a wonderful personalized base and an antennae which adds to the play value.

Holo Figure: Packed in my copy was a Stormtrooper. Pretty ironic, eh? Each of the holo figures are very detailed and when held up to a light they, the light will shine through them, making for a very cool effect.

Quality: No loose joints, very little slop, everything is fine quality.

Value: There are some figures in this line not worth the now average $6.99, or in my case $6.64. However, this one is! The SA, the accesories, holo figure, neat card, and more seriously make a great figure, worth my money, and yours'.

Final Score: 9/10

Biker Scout (Pics coming soon!!!)

There is always a figure that stands out. The new VTSC figures have very much earned that title.

The packaging is very detailed on the front, and has a fun to read cardback. The card is nearly the same as the vintage figure card.

POP Tabs, SA, Old memories, and a boatload of great figures, yeah, that's what these are all about!

Upon opening the figure, I noted all the goods and bads. Read each of the below sections for more info and the rest of the review.

Sculpt: Very, very detailed. By golly, it is just AWESOME! The puches move when the legs push them, the texture is so realistic, I can't belive this is Hasbro!

Paint: Also great. A good move by Hasbro to paint the white armor on black plastic. It adds to quality and realism. Very nice paint job, and good dirt on the boots.

Articulation: Most of us know, there has never been a scout trooper with good articulation. This figure fills in the gap. SA! Very good, but the waist movement is more limited than that of the SA Clone. Still, very big part of this figure's final score.

Accesories: Just a pistol. While some may disagree, it's all he needs, and all he was shown with in the movie. Plus, Hasbro is trying to make these seem vintage, and all that the vintage figure included was a pistol. Nice that it fits in the holster!

Quality: The waist is a bit loose. But not very, your figure might be different. Some have reported that the figures hands fall out when the elbow is moved. Not mine.

Value: $11.99 is a bit steep for some of these figures, but in my view, this guy is well worth it. Think about it, just a matter of time until he is repainted into a BARC Trooper!

POP Offer: I was afraid my figure would not have his POP, but he did! The offer is very fun for some, but has driven others crazy. Ugh...

Final Score: 10/10

These are both great figures, and I highly reccomend you buy them. Now. I mean it. What? You don't want them! Well!!!!!!!

Toy Reviews / Firespeeder Pilot
« on: June 24, 2006, 05:29 PM »
On a day trip to NYC I couldn't help stopping at the giant TRU. I found the pegs clogged with Dofines, Foul Modaoumas, Bespin and Hoth Vaders, Holo Mundis, plus some of the good H&V (Clone, Pilot, Bacara...), CW Gunships and many, many, Hunt for Grievous packs. Plus all the VTSC except Luke and the Scout.

Did I not mention two Firespeeder Pilots? Got one!

Firespeeder Pilot

and the Utapau Briefing


Why do Firespeeder Pilots wear brown suspenders? Don't know, but I do know that my first thoughts were good ones.

Of course, he has the amazing TSC card with a cool scene. Many have complained of the Invisible Hand background. They wanted the Utapau briefing where the Firespeeder Pilots served as mechanics.

But we must all remember, that as a kid toy, Hasbro made sure he was placed in a scene where he would be noticed in the movie. No complaints for that!

So after going to Starbucks and Penn Station, then an hour or so ride home, he was now in my home and in the Clones Collection, a small family of cool SW figures!

Upon opening the figure, I noted all the goods and bads. Read each of the below sections for more info and the rest of the review.

Sculpt: Very, very nice. At first, his ball joint placement looks odd on the sculpt, but after moving that around, I noticed the sculpt was one of the best I've ever seen!

Paint: I thought the Utapau Clone was good, but this guy is definately on par with him if not better! NO slop, detail in all the spots I never thought I'd see it (i. e. Ridges in the helmet)! The backpack is scorched so bravo for that!

Articulation: A background character gets this? This, for those who were wondering, is AWESOME. Near SA, and very good for a character like him. The cut joints move just like ball joints, and he has ball jointed knees, and as a final note, his kneck joint is not limited by the tubes!

Accesories: A base, and a hologram figure, plus a backpack/hose thingy. The area that would launch "water" in real life is made from rubbery plastic. I mean VERY rubbery. It doesn't bend too much, and he has all he needs, just the rubberiness.

Holo Figure: A Rebel Trooper. It'll go good with my Stormtroopers. As always, detailed sculpt, and when held up to a light, it shines.

Quality: Nothing wrong with quality, at least in my figure.

Value: For some reason, basic figures are $7.99 at TRU NYC, but this guy is well worth $6.64 or $7.99. A good use of my money!

One of this year's best figures, if you see one, take it, he'll fly off the shelves!

Final Score: 9.5/10

Newbies / Joy to the world...
« on: June 24, 2006, 05:20 PM »
Hi, all! :D

After the unfortunate death of Princess, I was very saddened, and of course wrote so on BHC.  :'(Also at that time, I noticed a link to another site she was a member of, which is, of course, Jedi Defender.

I joined and saw that yor members are equally saddened.

On lighter thoughts, JD seems to have a very nice community, I look forward to my expierience!

Clone On! ;D

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