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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: VH1's Best Week Ever
« on: August 3, 2005, 01:55 AM »
It's no, "I love the ___'s"...  Similar, somewhat, format that is substantially more funny.  That said, it's amusing at times and i watch it some...  The Comedians and whoever else is on it aren't ALL as fast as they should be...  Some do seem just ill-informed which makes them look more along the lines of stupid than funny.

Like the Star Wars one sticks out to me because I recall someone taking a crack at Star Wars (something that many comics feel obligated to do so they don't look like the nerd they are), and it just didn't fit especially with the film rolling along publicly with a popularity that none of the prequals had experienced...  The guy's joke just looked sort of asinine then, even though I'm sure everyone understands the, "Yeah, it's Star Wars so you have to make some joke about it..." kind of thing.  He still looked dumb, even to people who aren't fans of the films it seemed.

I love the 70's, 80's, and 90's are all great though...  I could watch the I love the 80's ones over and over, and I have.  Those are great.

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: ROTS in engrish.
« on: August 3, 2005, 01:50 AM »
-Grievous:  "Smelly Boy!"


JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2005-2006 Thread
« on: August 3, 2005, 01:05 AM »
When the news ended tonight here there was word of the Pens going after Neidermeyer since they lost out on getting someone whose name escapes me now...

It's nice feeling excited for hockey again...  I'm ready. :)

Conventions / Re: Pgh toy show
« on: August 2, 2005, 09:50 PM »
You're right Dave, I got the Vader w/Table from Scott actually...  I barely got to talk to him at the show and remembered talking to you and Todd about stuff, just got confused.  Lots going on around me + beer = confusion.

I'm definitely interested, but I gotta figure out what they even have.  You were showing us something too, I forget what, that was from Paris's convention?  It was neat though, I remember that.  Very unique.

I'll PM you at the Pittsburgh site about it Dave...  Thanks for the reminder!

Revenge of the Sith / Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« on: August 2, 2005, 09:44 PM »
I'm not sure what to think by the pictures...  TIE's are rather small ships, so I'll reserve judgement till I can actually measure it myself and compare to ILM #'s as far as how accurately scaled the solar panels are.

Some shots make it look off, others make it look at least incredibly near to correct if not accurate.  Just tough to say. 

The Pilot's lame if that's what we're getting.

If it's off, Hasbro's a bunch of douchebags though...  At this stage of the game, it's just excuseless considering any ammount it is off isn't HUGE, and could easily have been done properly.  Like the 12" line though, Hasbro's not been reliable with ships all the time.

BTW, for the curious, the TIE's have always been intended to be a blue hue from their original concepts on, but were changed to grey to accomodate the effects process.  As things were advanced though, they reverted to the blue in ESB and ROTJ as was intended.  EU doesn't touch on it much at all I don't believe, but I've seen people make the excuse that the TIE's go through a transformation where their alloys are comprised of different materials (stronger) on the later models so the greys of ANH are earlier weaker structures... 

Power of the Jedi / Re: Rare? Medium Rare? Medium?
« on: August 2, 2005, 09:34 PM »
Yeah, I didn't see anyone with POTJ figs, Bob.  I did see a CT Han, and I saw POTF2 figures...  If I'd have gotten a droid like 2-1B or ASP-7, I'd actually have been completely content.  I love the ASP-7 droid actually.

Instead, Rebel Fleet Trooper...  Sheesh.

Anyway, I notice a lotta people around the net wishing for POTJ to come back, but as much as I like the line I really hope that only character choices are the kinds of things we see related to POTJ...  It's nice, but the line was still in the anti-articulation phase.  I'm actually pretty content with a lot of the OTC and POTC...  If the Cantina Wave from POTC were the standard, I'd be pretty happy in general.  Some figures may need an extra joint, or ball/socket over angle-cut here and there, but overall I liked POTJ for its time but its been surpassed in quality by many figures.  Even the ROTS line was an overall large improvement by direct comparison.  Comparing Agen Kolar and Eeth Koth alone makes me think along those lines.

Power of the Force 2 / Re: EU Figures
« on: August 2, 2005, 09:29 PM »
Not by a longshot Alexander...  Scour Ebay and you'll get a better idea what they SHOULD be selling for.  It's the best resource when you're looking for current going rates/values on figures.

Toy Reviews / Re: New JD Review: Governor Tarkin
« on: August 2, 2005, 04:46 AM »
A more pliable skirt + slits up the side would've allowed for better leg articulation...  I'm to the point I'd rather see it on an Imperial Officer (generic) army builder figure though, rather than Tarkin from ROTS's cameo.

He doesn't do much, and his figure's "meh", so extra articulation would've been nice, but a more generic definitive Imperial officer sculpt with overall better articulation and a pliable plastic skirt-piece would be ideal at some point...  Use it as a Tarkin resculpt base and just start working out from there on generics and random Officers I think.

Other Collectibles / Re: ROTS Burger King Promos
« on: August 2, 2005, 01:29 AM »
Sure thing Jay, PM me what you'd like for him...  That'd widdle things down a bit for me.

These are some of the neatest little collectables ever I think...  I only wanted the Plush but BK's are a bitch to find for me.  Not many left around Pittsburgh, and of course my area is the least likely to find a BK.  Used to have 3 within 15 minutes or so but they're all gone now.  Only one was within an hour away and it's a direction I never go anymore.

I appreciate the help!

Anyone else maybe have some?  The Boga, Jawa, and an extra Chewie would be appreciated greatly. :)

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Wal-Mart "Early Bird" Exclusive
« on: August 2, 2005, 01:25 AM »
VOTC by my eyes, Jason.  The chromed dome is noticeable first, but the feet have the separate sculpt wiring, and judging by the pic I see the lines for the removable chest piece of the VOTC R2...  Don't see the tools though.

Conventions / Re: Pgh toy show
« on: August 2, 2005, 01:06 AM »
Sounds like it was fun down that way... 

Apparantly some guy bit off some guy's ear at a bar called Carnivore's down there too (I've never even heard of that bar though).  I thought that was funny.  Glad it wasn't you Vaught or Tronz doing that.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Wal-Mart "Early Bird" Exclusive
« on: August 2, 2005, 12:53 AM »
Well, at least Chewie is rockin' and Leia's a nice figure to pose with an R2 figure for the recording sequence.  :-\

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Captain Antilles... He Sorta Sucks
« on: August 2, 2005, 12:52 AM »
Why is Bail so huge?  You can't even do a headswap from Antilles onto Organa! 

(Antilles is the same height as #56 Obi-Wan, so that means Bail towers over all of the other "human" characters)...

Smits is 6'3" for the curious...  not a short man by any stretch.  He's about half a head taller than VOTC Han Solo which I view as sort of a definitive "average" height figure.  Clones could be considered that too if it weren't for the helmet throwing things off.  I'm ok with Bail's height then knowing he's as tall as my buddy Eric who noticeably stands over me and I'm average height.  MacGregor's not so tall I don't think, but I'm not sure.  He's 5'10" I think, which is my height, so a 6'3" guy would stand a bit above him.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: #55 Obi-Wan Kenobi-Red Leader Pilot
« on: August 2, 2005, 12:42 AM »
Buddy of mine picked one up at the Toy Show for $10 this past weekend...  Of course, after I was done rolling my eyes at his lack of patience I had to check the figure out since he opened it. :)

Fantastic...  Best Obi-Wan in the modern line, easily, and I'd gladly re-buy this figure for customs, and for an AOTC Obi-Wan.

Like CHEWIE said, it's worth having a handful just for in different dioramas.

BTW, if you're looking for a 2-finger-posed hand ala the GG fight, Obi-Wan's Outlander figure had a poseable hand sort of in that pose, so you very well may be able to pull that and put it into this Obi's left hand socket.  Just a thought, it's not terribly complex customizing by a long shot (if it's snug, run a little hot water over the hands to soften them, but I've found hands pop easily on Hasbro figures).

May answer your prayers Mike, so it's worth a shot if you can get an extra Outlander Obi.   :-\

The McTrooper's definitely a good repack...  Overlooked a lot too.  He's one I never saw at retail and I believe it was Matt who helped me get that figure.

He's a nice figure mostly though, looks pretty cool...  I'd hoped to nab a couple just for the parts, but now count myself just as lucky to have one.

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