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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Jedi Council sets 3 & 4
« on: August 15, 2005, 08:01 PM »
I'd buy them just for the base at that price, but the fodder's great too.

Shame those later sets were so poor compared to the originals.  There are some actually really great figures in those first two 3-packs for the Council.  Yarael Poof and Oppo still rank as 2 of my favorite Jedi figures.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: "Evolutions" assortment...
« on: August 15, 2005, 07:52 PM »
Perhaps, however I'd just like to find the 3 official ones at this point...   ::)  These have been nothing short of a bastard to find in my area, and it's frustrating beyond description for me since this is the kinda stuff that makes collecting worth it to me.

Matt's sending me one he got, but I'm watning at least 2 of each, and now I know some kids who want these sets too after seeing me look at them online...  And the Clone set I want a ton of, I'm just dreading the thoughts of trying to find it.  :(

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Jedi Council Members
« on: August 15, 2005, 04:07 AM »
Yeah I didn't know all that either.  Cleared some stuff up.

I'm kinda bummed about Poof.  I dug him.  nice figure for his Council figure too...  Same with Oppo getting a kick-ass figure.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS Wookiee Helicopter with Wookiee
« on: August 15, 2005, 03:55 AM »
TRU had a butt-load of these out my way today.  I was shocked.  Target had a handful too.  First I've seen them in abundance.  Seems like at least some vehicles are shipping in good numbers.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: VOTC/OTC Purchases
« on: August 15, 2005, 03:54 AM »
Nah, I mentioned him as one of the king pegwarmers I noticed around here...  I'll keep my eyes open for more.  There's other FD's around, they're just all kind of randomly placed so they're inconvenient stops generally.

This one near my gf's so out of the way I don't think anyone knew about it but someone musta bought anything else they had...  Some SW fan out here must exist. :P

Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS Wookiee Helicopter with Wookiee
« on: August 15, 2005, 03:20 AM »
Either Wookiee fits the gunner seat well.

I love this ship myself...  First, it meets my criteria of being to-scale...  It's one of the rare times Hasbro went balls to the wall and sculpted a full-scale vehicle for the figure line.

Second, this thing is beefed up in detail.  LOTS sculpted into it, right down to engine detailing galore.

I have one gripe, the figure.  Hasbro's short-changed anyone who bought any vehicle with a pack-in, and the Wookiee Copter is no different.  Shorting the articulation on the pack-ins is doing the end-product no favors.  A nice neutral Wookiee would've been great.

I'm not talking a removable ammo harness even, or "Super articulated" figure.  Some nice knee articulation to get him "crouched", and maybe some swiveling elbows.  This figure would have been good enough for carding even then, just painted differently.  He's got a rockin' paintjob though.

Anyway, I have a Preview Wookiee (still the best WOokiee ever short of VOTC Chewie) I got for $2 at the local toy show in the rear seat, manning the strafing gun.  The gun lacks some detail but I've got it so the Wookiee's aiming it to the left and can imagine the copter banking and droids flying to pieces just like in ROTS.

The vehicle's "action feature" for flying is even inventive, attractive, and functional.  This is probably one of the best vehicles Hasbro's put out in a long time and for a REALLy good price.  $15's not bad at all, even with the figure being lackluster.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: VOTC/OTC Purchases
« on: August 15, 2005, 03:14 AM »
I'll see what I can find for everyone.  R2 and Chewbacca will be on my list...  And 3PO too.  Stormies I'm cornering if I find them,b ut I can try helping for anything else I find too.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: VOTC/OTC Purchases
« on: August 15, 2005, 01:45 AM »
Got R2 and 3PO for $5 each at Family Dollar on Thursday...  On Sunday while on a toy run I found a hidden Family Dollar in the area and scored a Chewbacca.

They had plenty of R2 and 3PO's but no Stormtroopers.  :(  I'm sorta bummed I didn't get any of those actually.  I'd have been happy if all I found was one Stormie and never found those other 3.

They had Ben's, Luke's, and Leia's too...  no Han, Yoda, or Lando...  The 3 I saw the most of in this line next to Luke, Leia, and Obi-Wan.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Target Clones Return?!?
« on: August 15, 2005, 01:41 AM »
Sounds like, perhaps, the Clones didn't go over as well as was thought?

I know they didn't "fly" here, they just sold steadily...  Maybe their peg got cut out from under them and so they had to go off the shelves and on sale?  That's a weird one and a nice score for those figures.  I'd like a handful at that price.

I'd have liked Die-cast droids actually, but only droids.

Fett, the Stormie's...  They looked more plastic to me in the film than metal.  Fett's armor looked metal, but not like the Fett figure we saw (metallic looking all over which is just odd).

A metal 3PO unit or R2 though, that's appealling.  Or a metal Gonk droid...  Could be cool.

Toy Reviews / Re: New JD Review: Palpatine (Lightsaber Attack)
« on: August 15, 2005, 01:30 AM »
Hehe, thanks guys. :)

I appreciate the feedback and it is nice knowing they're getting a read-through from the forum members.  Makes the work worth it.

A little note about your post Matt...  I didn't open a blue-saber, actually.  I don't own a cam, so there's actually a little trick there in that my sample has the proper red-color (still wrong handle though of course) Saber.  Jared, Jeff, Jesse and Scott (And Dave too I think?) are all people who've taken pictures for the reviews in the past.  I'm a po' boy so I don't have a camera. ;)  It's a coordinated effort.  Funny you caught the saber difference.  I didn't till the end and figured it didn't make much difference but I likely would've critiqued the saber color along with the hilt otherwise, but it wouldn't have altered my final opinion of course.

Thanks guys!

Hey Hasbro! / Re: Too many Lukes and Vaders
« on: August 15, 2005, 01:24 AM »
Seems like ya missed 2005 for the most part boudreaux. :)  Time to play some catch-up with current events in collecting perhaps.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Surge in spam?
« on: August 15, 2005, 01:21 AM »
I do just that Jason, with using my Comcast account only for personal correspondence, and have several Yahoo and Hotmail accounts for other shenanigans.

Unfortunately something's going on that Matt and I seem to be stuck with...  I was out all weekend and tonight had 3 of those gibberish SPAM's in my in-box.  I've been good about not giving that addy out and still get hosed.

I don't even use that to correspond with people I don't know well...  Nothing like meeting htat one bonehead left who insists on sending around the "chain letter" that sneaks your addy in the list.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How long has that damned RS been down?
« on: August 15, 2005, 01:18 AM »
I don't even read the Customs area there anymore...  That used to be something I checked nightly.

Traffic or not, it's just not good anymore...  Like Rob put it, I'd rather not have to wade through the **** to find anything worth reading, and that's how I've felt for a while.

Half the modern sections are filled with yutz's asking about what ____ is worth...  Call me crazy, but as a collector that's not the kinda question that gets me to warm up to anyone.  Heard it way too much in line on 4/2.   ::)

Nothing personal with me as far as PW or whatever...  Their site (and TFN) are really just **** anymore.

Site Feedback, Suggestions, and Help / Re: Suggestions from Chris
« on: August 15, 2005, 01:08 AM »
Meh, I say just type it.  I hate bad grammar as much as the next guy and my fingers are flying, and I have a few minutes to post, it might not be pretty.

Its a simple Star Wars forum, not Harvard Law School.  I don't think we need to suck the fun out of it. 

When you start grading my posts for spelling errors, I think someone may have a bigger problem than my grammar ;^)
Well, actually I'd probably just ignore you :^)

Actually, I can't believe I'm responding to this, anyhow, my 2 cents.

Hey Bob,

I see your point about it just being a "Star Wars Forum" and not something we're graded on as Chris put it, but the standard Chris is setting with this is important...

The ways in which people post (their behavior, their "style", etc.) are the reflections of who they are.  We of course aren't 100% strict on spelling and grammar as I can assure you that little I post is grammatically correct and I know I misspell things often.  I wouldn't use a spell-check if it was offered either (I'm not adding steps to my posting).

The rules and standards are more in place because it's a pretty common trend that those who don't care about how they post, or how it is read by others, often aren't positive contributors to the community either.  The theory here at JD then is that if you care enough to say something you're going to make it something that we can all comprehend...

Of course, you do that...  Even if you're "flying" with a post.  I do that, even though I know I make multiple mistakes.  It's not perfection anyone's looking for here of course, and like Chris said there's no grading going on.  But, I will say that the staff here (myself included) monitor HOW people post and if we feel they're posting a lot of nonsense, gibberish, or their posting is a bit on the incoherent side, then often a warning is handed down.

We havea laid back atmosphere here that you're well acquainted with though man, I know that, but I've always said that we run a "tight ship" too that a lot of people don't actually even realize happens.  We're very thorough about providing a GOOD online community for Star Wars collectors, and that means we've got to keep people on positive habits for the community.  Unfortunately, when people post poorly they're often ignored and not respected, and it can all be avoided by some simple efforts when typing out a reply...  Some people tend to ignore that kind of "netiquette" though and it's disruptive.

Chris' post here about some simple "guidelines" to keep in mind are just that then...  A little guide, some things to remember when posting, and some goals to attempt to meet as best as possible for everyone...  It's working good so far too.  Lots of good conversation and everyone's reading everyone pretty well with little friction.  Lots of "respect" around this board, which is something I can ONLY view as a positive over some other communities. :)

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