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Other Collectibles / Re: WOTC SW Miniatures (RPG/CMG/Clix)
« on: March 16, 2005, 11:32 PM »
I will own that...

I won't go ape **** with this minis game, but I WILL own that.

Code 3 and Master Replicas can go sit and spin.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Terminator Toy Line... 4" Scale.
« on: March 15, 2005, 11:42 PM »
Interesting too, the ad for the 4" Snapkit Alien Vs. Predator figures says USCM's too Mr. PL (and others interested).  Could it be we'll see a 4" scaled Vasquez, Hicks, or the rest of the squad?

I'd take ANY of those ASAP.  :)

Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: RED ARC Trooper?
« on: March 15, 2005, 09:25 PM »
One of the few figures I've never seen...  Never picked one up, never saw one on pegs...  Can't even trade for one it seems.  Sort of a bummer since he was the more iconic one too, and I'd dig having one.

I plan to whip up my own, but I'd dig a CW one for my collection too of course.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Gas Prices
« on: March 15, 2005, 05:33 PM »
Most Pittsburgh News stations are running a thing where they tell you the cheapest in your area.

I'm irked because Giant Eagle is under fire here because they are giving the $.10 coupons for shopping at their stores (Every $50 you spend gets you $.10/Gal. off at "Get-Go" pumps), and now all the gas stations are bitching that it's not fair and they're trying to get it stopped. 

Which, if they did do that, I'll be going to Get-Go out of spite to the others, irregardless.  Their price will just be the same as everyone else, so I'll go there and give the finger to all the other stations.  They can lose money.  I hope they rot, the bastards.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: More Target Exclusives?
« on: March 15, 2005, 05:18 PM »
Making army builders exclusive is a kick in the balls unless Target surprises everyone and actually makes these widely available.  It'd require incredible saturation to do that though, if these are any kind of super articulated figure.

I'll withold judgment, but something tells me this is a bad situation coming for any army builder.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Holy Mother of ROTS!
« on: March 15, 2005, 05:09 PM »
I'm actually getting pretty underwhelmed myself by a lot of the ROTS product too.

Deluxe, Vs. 2-packs, 99% of the vehicles, and about 50% of the Collection 1 figures are all underwhelming me or simply flat out suck in my opinion.

The other stuff...  Attacktix, GH, etc., etc., etc., etc....  None of it ever appealed to me and I never planned to get any of it.

I'll get deluxe, vs., and that other stuff when it's on clearance, I'm likely to do the same with most of Collection 1, and the vehicles/playsets are destined for that as well.

Off-hand the only bigger-than-basic-figure items I can think that I'll get maybe at full price are the AT-RT (looks to-scale, so that suits me), Greivous' wheel bike, Obi's thingie...  Yoda on the Cancel.  The beasts are to-scale so that's fine, and Greivious' bike looks it too, as does the AT-RT, so those all appeal to me.  I just hope I can make good figures for all those, haha.  Hasbro sure as **** didn't.

The figures are hit and miss...  Some are great, and I'd say it's a far superior offering to E1 or E2's line-ups.  The vehicles leave a lot to be desired though, there's a bit of oversaturation too with all these side toy lines too I believe, but whatever...  It's the last hurrah so I completely expected a blitz like Episode 1 had...  Let it all fly and hope for the best.  Retail will buy it, it's just what effect it has AFTER the E3 hype dies that I worry about.

Will retail be sour on all SW product, even limited lines for collectors?  Eh, it's very possible.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Parallel parking...
« on: March 15, 2005, 03:44 PM »
They're really fun to drive, as long as you have the discomfort tolerance and necessary stupidity

Oh man!  We took my buddy Dan's from Pittsburgh to Chicago to see our friend Eric who was out there for school, and we drug his girlfriend with us because he basically invited her ( rolleyes )...  It was about an 8 to 9 hour drive in one with maybe 2 stops on the way to stretch our legs.

Never, ever, again...  Never.   >:(

First off, the drive from Pittsburgh to Chicago is boring.  You go through Northern Ohio and Northern Indiana.  Those two places SUCK.  Flat, desolate, baren in many places.  It just sucked.

To make it worse though, it was cold-ish when we went so no top down...  It was like late April, but still cold that year.

It just sucked...  The entire thing.  Uncomfortable as all get out.  In the city the Jeep was a plus though because once in Chicago we were fighting ina nd out of traffic, maneuvering into tight parking, and the Jeep performed well.  The trip there was hell though.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Parallel parking...
« on: March 15, 2005, 02:09 AM »
Best thing on earth to parallel park, I'm 100% convinced, is the jeep.  My 2 friends each drive Wranglers, and I've never seen a car that you can put into the tiniest spots like that thing.

I'm not a Jeep fan myself...  They roll easily, they're not the best on gas (due to the 4wd), they're not good rides in the slightest (very rough/firm suspensions), but I tell ya...  In the city where roads are smooth, and parking tight, you really can't beat them...  Other than the gas mileage, which they're not horrible, just not great either.  Worse than my 6 cyl. car.

Jeeps though turn on a dime, and my buddy Dan's has squeezed into a space between two other spaces, and still left plenty of room for everyone to maneuver out.  It's really impressive.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Terminator Toy Line... 4" Scale.
« on: March 15, 2005, 01:50 AM »
Well, I can't find the Kenner Alien Queen Playset as easily as I'd have liked...  It looks better than McFarlane's to me, but I can't find one readily for sale.  I'm hoping to though...  The scale of the McFarlane one seems odd.  I know the human's bigger than a SW figure but the queen's small it seems, I dunno.

The Kenner playset, I figured, was not only a neat queen but also the set itself is pretty great looking I figured. 

Be great if I could mimic the "sticky" look they had in the films to stick victims to the walls.  A few Imperials stuck to walls?  Come on!  That'd rock, think about it!  Set that up around the Kenner playset with the queen popping out eggs...  That's a cross-over waiting to happen folks.

A stormtrooper with his chest being blown out by the jaws of an Alien too?  Fuggetaboutit!

Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS Product Leaks: Already?
« on: March 15, 2005, 12:06 AM »
I'm saddened I haven't scored early figures aside from finding everything at KM.  KM blows.   :-\

I mean, Agen's cool but I keep looking at him and he's $8 worth of plastic staring back at me.  At least in KM's eyes he's $8 worth of plastic.  In mine he's $4-$5 no matter how cool he may be...  I guess I'm just gonna be stuck waiting till 4/2 for a real hook-up of figures, but even then the Collection1's I've seen in person weren't much to write home about.

It'll be army builders for me, and the C2 Jedi who I dig...  There's so many clones though, that building armies is gonna be rough this year.  Hell I'm wanting 8 of the Royal Guards at least...  The Senate Guards, who knows.  Then custom fodder...  *sigh*

Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS Product Leaks: Already?
« on: March 14, 2005, 11:57 PM »
Who are the manacles for?

For him...  I think.

Isn't Agen Kolar cool? :)  He's the only figure I can relate with you on, but he does rock.  However I did get to see a Royal Guard up close out of the packaging, and he's one of the better figures IMO.  Even has that holster for the sidearm.  If they'd packed a forcepike in he'd be pretty perfect I think.

Toy Reviews / Re: Review: Dagobah Luke & Yoda!
« on: March 14, 2005, 03:12 PM »
Yeah Jason, it was a nice touch...  I just didn't mention it though because it wasn't a stand-out to me I guess.  It's the way his stand worked was all, so I guess I felt I was including that by mentioning the stand itself.

I wasn't overly impressed with the Luke I guess...  Underwhelmed by the arms and all, I was sorta down on this one after that.  Though as a figure he's great in most ways up TO the arms.

I hope to have a fix for that in the near future.  Unfortunately VOTC Luke's arms tend not to match up to Dagobah Luke as well as I'd like them to.   :-\

Toy Reviews / Review: Dagobah R2-D2
« on: March 14, 2005, 03:08 PM »
And another one down...  Look for Spirit-O-Ben-Louis soon though!

He's lean, he's mean, he's uh...  dirty.  Well, he's not something you haven't seen before really, as he's actually mostly reused parts and things, but he is something new in the paintjob.  Very nicely new actually.

But is he a good figure?  Well that you have to decide for yourself!  Click Right Here to read the whole thing and see what you think. 

Myself, I found the figure lacking the 1-2 punch I needed to make me content with the purchase.  I like the figure as a repaint, and it blows the pack-in R2 away that came with the Dagobah X-Wing...  The problem though?  He's not anything new really, and he came with nothing to make me say that he was worth the $5.

A base is cool, but not a single accessory bit the big one.  A problem with astromechs, but look what we've gotten with others like R2-Q5...  A neat little holo Death Star.

I think Hasbro could've tossed in the Dagobah X-Wing accessories like Luke's luggage, or the Flashback Yoda Lamp, or all of them...  Just to give this guy some oomph as a toy.

Anyway, read the review, get back to us here, have fun.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: 2005 Red Metallic Darth Vader @ Target
« on: March 14, 2005, 02:51 PM »
A-Typical of Target really...  I like them generally, as a store, but when it comes to STar Wars they're all about treating it as a collectible and making it a frustrating line to buy there at times.

Not that I harbor any love for Wal-Mart...  Toys R Us is what it is too.  They all are pretty shoddy at times.  I prefer shopping at Target though...  lesser of the 3 evils I guess.  Or of the 4 or 5 evils if you count KB and KM too.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Guilty Pleasures
« on: March 14, 2005, 03:06 AM »
New one for me...  Well not really new, as I've watched this off and on for a while, but it's funny nonetheless.

This show is great...  Real or fake, it's funny... 

I think it's sorta like Jerry Springer in that there's just no way that the trash is acting that well, otherwise they'd have a career outside of being a criminal, but other times it seems like it may be scripted...  So I figure it's a mix of real and fake, but the real is real funny.

The host is fantabulous too.  Love watching the guy just really poorly ridicule the cheater on the cheatee's behalf.  He's the type of guy that I'm 100% positive lost in every "rip battle" he was ever in.  Even "Yo Mama" jokes probably confuse him.

He's great when he's in some confused cheater's face though with those camera lights blaring...  The show just makes me laugh.  I guess I have too much free time.

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