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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Is Mace Windu a "bad egg"...?
« on: May 23, 2005, 12:33 AM »
I tend to like mace in the movies too...  He's almost cold/emotionless to me which I think's more intentional than an acting flaw.  I can handle the scream during the fall in E3 too...  Luke was whining like a bitch in ROTJ when he got lightningninged, so I'm just wagering it hurts mighty bad (even for a Master). 

Luke looked like he was passing a kidney stone actually.  Curled on the floor and begging for help.

I liked his death overall...  I just got back from my 3rd time at this movie and it's actually even better to me really.  My buddies went with me this time, and they're the "non-fan" fans who want to see every movie but don't do the whole collecting thing or premieres or whatever...  They usually are also the most critical of the films out of the distinctly separate groups of friends I have, and actually had no major gripe at all.

One cited a "plot hole" but I debunked it slightly with a potential excuse.  Doubt he buys the excuse, but it works for me to disregard it as a plot hole at all.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Pics to Names!
« on: May 22, 2005, 04:10 PM »
Here's the original bumped up for the masses.

I unlocked it since I think the C3 one's maybe got potential new entriees but mostly has run its course...  If one of the other staff wants it as the regular pic thread though, they can lock this one back down.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Army of Darkness?
« on: May 22, 2005, 04:04 PM »
On clearance?  Oh, I gotta get to Suncoast now then I guess...  I wanted some of the dead things for customs purposes...  Maybe some of the weapons too I guess.

I've heard they were flimsy and even fragile by some others as well... 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Who's Up For A Chat?
« on: May 21, 2005, 05:18 AM »
Sorry Dale, I had to cut out.  Was trying to sleep (can't) but I'm heading back to try again.

Another night I'm sure... 

Feedback / JediSearch's feedback
« on: May 20, 2005, 06:42 PM »
Hey everyone...

JediSearch (Stephen) is newer to the boards but just did a huge favor for me.  He was able to obtain one of the Target giftcards from 4/2 for me since I missed out on them completely and sent me one free of charge!

The guy rocks...  Thanks Stephen, I owe you one for this!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Enjoy The Next Few Days
« on: May 20, 2005, 05:05 AM »
No doubt man...

My gf I've held off babbling to her about it because she's not seen it yet (like she cares even!?).  I'm trying to get her to watch AOTC this weekend/week so when we go next weekend she'll at least have a semi-idea what's up.

Besides that, I really haven't talked much about ROTS other than online.  My buddy's out in your town for training right now or he and I would chat I'm sure, though he hasn't seen it either now since he was out there this week!  Ugh!

And the local collectors are all busy!  hah! :)

At present, for me...
-ANH/ESB/ROTJ are almost all 3 tied...  I can't say I like one of those films more than the other, as I like all 3 for different things...  Either for being the "first", or being a more in-depth story, or for having the most intense action...  That's all my #1, a 3-way tie.

-ROTS...  Easily the #2 slot then since I condensed #1. :)  ROTS was good I think, but I agree with Dave that I don't think I'd replace any classic film with it.  Call me crazy but I like Ewoks, I think the Sarlac SE battle's as good as it was pre-SE, and the space battle in ROTJ still is bigger and more "wow" to me than the one in ROTS...

-AOTC is next, and it's a good solid film IMO.  I can stomach the few love dialogue moments I dislike, for the action. 

-TPM is last and has the most flaws.  A bad child actor, and a CGI character that should've spoken with subtitles and 3PO translating...  And had his time cut down.

I'm more leaning towards' your friend's interpreation Jason, only because that's what first came to my mind...  My gut reaction was that Palpy didn't do that but Plagus did...  Which is sorta neat.

It was like he was setting up a new apprentice to rid himself of his old one, and then his old one killed him off...  It fits with the whole "Sith are always trying to one-up each other" way they're established in the films...

Hell, even Vader's looking to undo Sidious before they even really hung out as master/apprentice!  I mean, wait till the body's cold or something...  He wanted to take over right away!

Yeah I can see your side, as Palpy does say "He taught his apprentice everything he knew", but at the same time Palpy doesn't talk up that HE could do that...  Manipulate the Midi's to form life.

BTW that makes the Midichlorians thing almost seem pseudo-ok to me...  I'm still grappling with accepting that really, but it actually gave purpose to E1's establishment of the force as being a physically detectable thing, but as well as being something mystical and powerful beyond comprehension as well.

Anyway I'm babbling but that's a good point.  I've been thinking about this since Tuesday night myself.  I caught it right away and was bummed we DIDN'T get his birth all wrapped up as to how/why it was done.

And then how did all that "chance" **** happen that Qui and Obi just happen upon him on Tatooine and all that... 

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: ROTS Screening
« on: May 20, 2005, 04:53 AM »
Yeah...  Lots of stuff seemingly cut from the film.  The rumors of Quin Lon Vos biting the dust too that i recall and which I THINK are in the comic adaptation of the film as well.

I really wanna read the novel and comics now because I believe someone said these things are almost entirely in those sources and explained very well.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Enjoy The Next Few Days
« on: May 20, 2005, 03:41 AM »
Oh buck up fella!  You still have me.   :P

hehe, I know what you mean, somewhat, Jason...  I've had a weird feeling since I left the movie that I don't have something to anticipate that revolves around Star Wars...  Even figures.

I really hope what they do for TV is good because if it sucks I'm gonna be really let down.

At least I'll go see the film some more, but it's really rather depressing itself...  Not to mention the feeling of "finality" to it all...  I drove home from the theater myself last night, and I really was kinda "bleh".  I wanted to talk to someone about it/have a long SW conversation over some scrambled eggs or something at Denny's but everyone went home right after the show because most had commitments the next day (or wives/gf's that made them go home!   >:( ).

Kind of a bummer when I reflect on it.

Star Wars Action Figures / Re: Gregorbian's Customs
« on: May 20, 2005, 03:29 AM »
Ah, for a truly SA Clone.  ;)

Soudns interesting but I didn't see it...  A semi-logical step, though I too would worry about ruining the Clones.  The Commanders JUST started to show up here to where I can actually luck into one or two, so the SA Clones are a ways off yet it seems.  :(

Thanks for making this its own thread, sorry if it was a pain to move

Not your fault, that was mine.  I don't move/merge/split topics often so it's likely more my lack of interaction with modding software than anything. :)  No worries.  I just thought you'd get a better response here since I know Darth Delicious and some other customizers aren't always as active in the collecting portions of the site.

I tried hollowing out the helmet and popping it onto my VOTC Stormie, but it doesn't look right.  The helmet goes all the way to the shoulders (making the figure appear to not have a neck).  I guess I could try not hollowing it out as much...

That'd be a start, to not hollow so "deep" when dremelling the helmet out.  What I'd suggest is do a little at a time, try a fit, do a little more, try a fit, do a little more, try a fit...  Better to not have hollowed it ENOUGH than TOO MUCH.  Hollowing's like every other bit of customizing though and takes time to get the knack. 

I cut my finger hollowing a helmet cast the other day that I went through the surface and right into my thumb as I held the piece...  It happens a lot.

If you do the removable helmet (with a dude's head underneath), I don't THINK you can hollow the CCP head so it's able to just snap on the Stormie.  You'd either have to change the neckpeg on the Stormie, remove it and attach the CCP, or just make a straight cut for both and glue the CCP on if you wanted (no articulation then though, at all).

It's more work in a way but if you want the removable helmet and don't have another stormie helmet to try that with...  It's maybe your only option.

They do sound good, you really make me wanna check them out if I can find them...  I can't say I'm a die-cast collector really but I can appreciate good work at any point so I'll go take a look as soon as I'm back out shopping again. 

These are something I doubt I'd even have looked at otherwise, actually.

Toy Reviews / Re: New Review: Feltipern Trevagg
« on: May 20, 2005, 03:20 AM »
Working towards 'em Matt, but I doubt I crank out everything.  I'll let you know though...  I'm trying to get the Previews out right now though, and I really want the VOTC to get reviewed in their entirety because I think they're Hasbro's best foot forwards for once.  They really impressed me and deserve the respect on those.

APpreciate you chiming in...  Sorry for my late reply (busy leading up to E3, and I've been lax with how I keep up with everything around the boards)...  Hopefully we'll be talking about another figure soon. :)

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Hasbro Direct Sales Website
« on: May 20, 2005, 03:16 AM »
Sounds not too bad Paul...  I've got to admit I've not even looked into them all that much.  I probably should drop an order for some troopers just because, but I feel like I've got too many irons in the fire now as it is (waiting on the Evolution pre-orders too, ugh).

Anyway, I was reading my Insider which JUST arrived today (yeesh, kinda late I think...  or am I early this time?) and in it there was a question about Hasbro offering direct sales...

Sansweet told them no, but they've tossed the idea around and stuff, and then he directs them to a link to  I found that kinda funny since it's really been a little while since the shop was announced, but I guess not quite long enough for Sansweet to get the memo...  You'd think he'd have known though, out of anyone.  hah

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