Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - Jesse James

Pages: 1 ... 1233 1234 1235 1236 1237 [1238] 1239 1240 1241 1242 1243 ... 1445
Revenge of the Sith / Re: What figures are hard to find now?
« on: June 18, 2005, 12:03 AM »
It's funny but around here the only Clone that sat besides the Pilot was the Commander.  And he sat for all of a couple weeks before he was gone once again. 

Right now, stores are fairly dry in my area...  TRU took their large display down and where the remainder stuff went I don't know (sold?  In the back?)...

#6 is gone...  #41 I've seen once, never saw it again...  Clone Pilots are even starting to dwindle as general stock is depleting, though they're still easily found (just noticeably less of them).

I haven't seen the Senators wave yet, and really only heard one mention of it from local guys.  Kinda bummed there.

I STILL can't find a Vader Medical Droid.  That's just funny.

Beyond that, Anakin's and Obi-Wan's are almost extinct...   Collection 2 Jedi are sparse, and the selection varies by store.  One store you won't find a Ki-Adi, but they'll have the girls...  Another store you won't find an Aylya, or Luminara, but they have Agen Kolar and Ki Adi...  The only constants I'm noticing are Shaak Ti, Plo Koon, and Saesee Tinn.  All the others are hit and miss, with Kit Fisto, Agen Kolar, Ki-Adi, and Aylya being the hottest of the Collection 2 Jedi.

Count Dooku's are rarely seen...  Same with 3PO...

Chancellor Palpatine, Mas Ameda, R2's, Mon Mothma, SBD's, and surprisingly to me Chewbacca and Tarful, are all easy to find...  As are the Wookiee Warrior #2 and Neimodian Gunner.

I'm just sorta surprised by a lot of the diversity in what sells and what does not except for the Clones. That I wholely expected...  The popularity of the film is what fueled the popularity of the line, coupled with an actually impressively made toy line that didn't feel "cheap" (from the packaging to the figures).  This has been a fun line to watch, at least in its earliest forms.

I'm curious to see how the line's carried forward now.  If they think they've hooked enough lifers to keep the current "trend" the norm, or if Hasbro's going to readily go back to a collector focus...  Should be interesting to watch.

30th Anniversary Collection / Re: How big is your army?
« on: June 17, 2005, 11:51 PM »
I would Anton, but separately (red/cream), but yeah...  I don't think I'm going to buy a single ROTS Battledroid so I'm going to only count E1 - E2 droids for my army (and any in-betweens as well).

Short of a removable helmet and a mad increase in ball/socket joints (for true super articulation), I think the Clone Pilot's actually a vastly superior figure to a lot of "troopers" we've seen lately... 

Saga Hoth Trooper would be the biggest stinker in a LONG time, and reigning champ for worst army builder in the modern line (rivaled only by the POTF2 RFT really IMO). 

The Saga/OTC TIE Pilot though, for instance, is an overall inferior figure to the Clone Pilot I think...  The one arm only articulation, the articulated arm being sorta minimal poseability...  I like the figure, don't get me wrong, but to me the Clone Pilot is miles above the TIE Pilot just because he's sporting enough articulation for multiple great poses, while the TIE Pilot's kind of limited.

I feel the Saga Clone Pilot's inferior to the ROTS Clone Pilot also.  The goofy stance kills the Saga Clone Pilot, not to mention a complete lack of articulation (at least "useful" articulation).  Blah.

I will say though, I agree wholehearted that a removable helmet Clone would've been great.  It could've been done, and I'd take that over the odd laser tower accessory and whatever the hell that black thing he came with was...  The pistol made sense, that other stuff just seemed odd...  If he'd had the removable helmet AND that other stuff though, then that's just gravy!

Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS Deluxe Clone 3-pack
« on: June 17, 2005, 11:40 PM »
But these things are c-r-a-p crap.

I tend to agree wholeheartedly with this.  Gimme a 3-pack of #6 or #41...  At this point though, the 3-pack figures are just sad to compare with the basic figs.  The color variations aren't even nice looking (and that's beyond the poor sculpts and poor detailing through paint aps).  So they're a letdown to me, but they always were so I'm just not looking too hard for those... 

A 3-pack of #6 though I'd certainly love...  or #41.  I've seen #41 figures one time in stores, TE Gunners never, and #6 right up till Episode 3 hit...  Now he's just as rough to find.  Hell, even the Clone Pilots are dwindling like I figured...  Commanders were abundant for about 2 weeks but now they're all gone as well.  The power of Clone sales is downright scary.

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: ROTS Deleted Scenes
« on: June 14, 2005, 12:32 AM »
Depending how the Shaak Ti scene would play out, i think it could fit in prior to the Jedi getting into the Turbo lift (after they leave the hangar).

I don't know how exactly the scene plays out though... 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The King of Pop...
« on: June 14, 2005, 12:18 AM »
I was discussing this with my mother tonight...  The way I see it, it was a lot of "he said, she said" kind of stuff...  Both sides of the court bringing out witnesses and such that implicate the other side as being wrong, but nothing that was solid or concrete enough for the jury to look at it without reasonable doubt...

So I think the jury just assumes he'll "pay" in a Civil Suit instead...

This was just a feeling I have, no real reason for it other than I look at Michael and wouldn't let my kids near him...  I think he's guilty, part of me thinks the Jury thinks he's guilty but felt the weight of what they were deciding and felt he'll just have to pay out in Civil Court... 

It's over, it wasn't overly interesting...  Michael's still a freak, but ya gotta admit that Billie Jean and Thriller are some great songs.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: What figures are hard to find now?
« on: June 14, 2005, 12:09 AM »
They tend to do toy resets periodically.  I'd look for another one before X-Mas actually...  Most stores do resets by season.  Spring, Summer, Fall/Christmas...  I think you'll see at least one more before X-Mas rolls around.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Target Exclusive Clone Trooper
« on: June 14, 2005, 12:07 AM »
The edited footage is still "film" though...  If it's included in a DVD, one could make that argument that it's as much canon then...  It's Lucas made, Lucas controlled...

I lean towards neither side on the issue right now other than none of the edited stuff bugs me (I'd not mind it being reinserted into a future DVD).

As far as if this will bite us in the ass...  I don't know that it will.

I more fear the EE 4-packs being of greater detriment to army building.  I think there was genuine sentiment that this Target figure would be considered "obscure" enough that people wouldn't go ga-ga to army build it as much...  They don't know their audience inside out is what I've learned.

The EE sets were more a straight forward kick to the nuts in my view...  Army building with them was cost prohibitive (as it is with the Target Clone).  I honestly don't know people who've built a nice army of SA Clones using those EE sets...  Most just got a set of all 4 of the 4-packs, or people went in on cases with people to make the cost just around retail.  Nobody went ape **** and built 100+ figure armies (that I'm aware of).

The Target Clone is the same...  I got a handful from a friend...  The Target Clone didn't fly off the pegs here either.  The reshipment actually sat and slowly dwindled.  I think people just picked some up here and there, and Scalpers (I know when I go to the Toy Show next month that I'm gonna see these for like $25 a figure) bought what they could...

It could've been that a reshipment happened that I saw these sorta stagnate at one point though...  I wouldn't say they pegwarmed by any stretch though...  We'll see how this pans out.  Exclusives always have sorta stung in the price department though...  And they don't tend to sit.  Even the figures that seemed to get a pretty hefty production run like Silver R2's didn't exactly shelf warm and it was costly to get that figure (especially if you bought it outright).

I don't mean to justify the Target Clone...  To me it's as bad an idea for an exclusive as they've had, but I don't think it's gonna mean $15/figure army builders are in our future now, and that Hasbro is going to go out of their way (any more than they already have) to make annoying exclusives at high prices.  This really was the status quo since way back.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Clone #6 vs Clone #41
« on: June 13, 2005, 09:08 PM »
I personally prefer #41, however...

He doesn't have the rifle.  That's his one major drawback to me.

I love the Antenna...  Every squad needs a comm specialist so that's what I use the Antenna for (every like 12th figure wears the apparatus).  The articulation is superior, so I can pull some better poses.  I think the sculpt looks better too.

That said, #6 shines in several ways...  First, he does have the rifle (and the carbine), which makes him a great figure in and of itself.  Second, his sculpt's not bad in the slightest...  The shoulder pads look barely different than #41's if you ask me.  Third, my #6 troops can pull off a kneeling pose better than any SA Trooper I own (VOTC Stormie included).  Gotta have some guys take a knee in combat dioramas.

To me, I'm equally happy with the figures for different reasons...  The battledamage on #41's doesn't bug me in the slightest either.  It resembles light scratches to me.  Clean grunts are nice too.  I'd take 50 more of both I think...  Then 50 of various unit colors/helmet designs as well.

The clone pilot is probably the worst trooper type figure that has come out in a long time.

Hmmm, I don't agree.

The sculpt's great...  It's really dead-on accurate.  The helmet would be nice if it were removable (I'd take that over the laser tower, though the tower's neat itself), but I don't think that was the kind of thing that was making or breaking the Clone Pilot's popularity.

Pilots just don't have the huge appeal that "troops" do I think.  The figure's good, and I think you'll see the Clone Pilots dissipate over time...  He just fell prey to the pilot curse where they're fun figures but sell slightly slower than a basic Clone will.  The TIE Pilot resculpt was the same way, as was Gold Leader, and the AOTC Clone Pilot (which I even think was a rather poor army builder overall).  He'll sell though, just slowly. 

I'm already noticing them slowly trickling away, but still easy to find right now.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Target Exclusive Clone Trooper
« on: June 13, 2005, 08:58 PM »
Yay for the Target Clone, I hope it finds a good home... 

On  the issue of canon...  The films themselves are the only true canon, but cutscenes offer a sticky situation.  They are "film" afterall.  They are Lucas's vision, but they're edited out...  I don't know what that entails then. 

I've personally looked at cutscene stuff as just being part of the story, however their level of canon's in doubt so I come to the conclusion it's not really canon I guess.  Then again the dialogue Red Leader had with Luke was edited down because it wouldn't jive with the prequals....  That could sorta put a nail in the "Cut-scenes = canon" debate since that's cut from the film, and contradicts the story as well.  I dunno.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Land of the Dead
« on: June 13, 2005, 02:26 AM »
For those interested, in (I think) the original NOTLD, if you listen to the Radio or it's maybe listed on the TV (again I am forgetting specifics here), they list Leechburg and Gilpin VFD's as safe places.

Both are my local fire departments...  Gilpin is on my road.  It's a nice little nod to my area.

The mall where our Toy Show is held (it's in an Expo center that sits in front of the mall actually) is where Dawn was filmed...  The mall's not terribly different from when the film was made (though the ice rink's long gone, as are most of the store names, though Penney's is exactly where it was then), and fun to walk through if you recall the movie.  That's one of my regular toy runs actually.  :)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Land of the Dead
« on: June 13, 2005, 01:16 AM »
Romero's idea of Pittsburgh being a fortress city against the zombies is a good one...  Considering Pittsburgh was a fort, and is basically protected on 3 sides, that makes sense...  I like the notion of it being set here, but it sounds like looking for anything but the scene of downtown isn't really worth it.

I can see the Mon Warf is there though... 

Oh well...  if Zombies attack, I'm headin' out to Johnstown where the hicks are!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What happend to the fourms?
« on: June 13, 2005, 01:11 AM »
I don't care what she said...  I'm not infected at all...

Wait, what are you talking about Dale?   :-\

Watto's Junk Yard / Land of the Dead
« on: June 12, 2005, 03:57 AM »
Just a thread for it...  Not sure I'm even going to go see it, but I actually had a question which is why I kicked the thread off for this.

Is it set in Pittsburgh?  I only ask because I keep seeing the commercials half-way through or just missing bits of them,a nd from what I saw, it looked like downtown is the fortress of the living...

I was just surprised that Romero was going to set the film in his hometown, and wasn't sure if that was even the case.  I know he didn't film it here...  Or I don't think he did.  If he did it went 100% under the radar, and I thought I heard him say he wanted to film here but opted for elsewhere due to costs of filming in our beloved city.

And of course, share thoughts/reviews here if you go see it.  I doubt I do unless my friends wanna go...  This isn't one to trick the better half into going to see I figure.

Pages: 1 ... 1233 1234 1235 1236 1237 [1238] 1239 1240 1241 1242 1243 ... 1445