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Star Wars Action Figures / Re: Your First custom...
« on: August 26, 2005, 12:08 PM »
My first custom also falls into the utterly simple category -

I took a FF Biggs, cut off the head with an exacto (like CHEWIE and Greg, I also was a complete noob who didn't even know know about "boil-and-pop") and glued on a FF Zuckuss head in it's place to create my very own Ooryl Qrygg.

It was easy and it was fast, but I still like that figure.   ;)

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS - #57 and beyond
« on: August 26, 2005, 11:48 AM »
I can see why the Big H would want to change the 501st Trooper from the SA to the Gunner body, considering Gree has the SA body too.

Yeah, that has got to be the reason for the switch.

The manufacturing runs must have been something like:

Round 1:
#6 mold = White
#33 mold - Red
#38 mold = White
#41 mold = White

Round 2 - repaints:
#6 mold = Shocktrooper
#33 mold - Green
#38 mold = white
#41 mold = white

Round 3 - end of the line:
#6 mold = 501st (for Jedi Temple Pack)
#33 mold - Bly
#38 mold = 501st (basic)
#41 mold = Gree


I guess in order to do Gree and 501st at the same time, something had to give...  :-\

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: Future Waves/Themes
« on: August 26, 2005, 11:09 AM »
OK, in addition to what you guys have said already (Utapau, Cantina, etc) here are 6 waves that I would love to get.  For each wave, the case pack would be 3x the NEW figures, 1x the REPACK figures.  With that said, here are some ideas...


Ep1 - The Race for the Cup!

NEW:
Anakin Skywalker (Pod Race Pilot gear w/Pit Droid)
Ben Quadrinaros (w/Pit Droid)
Mawhonic (w/Pit Droid)

REPACK:
PotJ Sebulba
Saga Teemto Pagalies
Ep1 Gasgano


Ep2 - The Melee at Geonosis

NEW:
Jango Fett (super articulated)
Mace Windu (super articulated)
Bultar Swann (super articulated)

REPACK:
Saga Padme (Droid Factory)
Saga Obi-Wan (Acklay Battle)
Saga Anakin Skywalker (Secret Ceremony)


Ep 3 - Wipe them out, all of them...

NEW:
Cin Drallig (Jedi Master)
Human Jedi Padawan 2-Pack
Padme Amidala (temple on fire, crying on the balcony outfit)

REPACK:
RotS #28 Anakin Skywalekr (Sith Eyes)
RotS #55 Obi-Wan Kenobi (Pilot)
RotS 501st Clone Trooper (the version from the K-Mart 5-pack)


Ep 4 - The Rumble in the (Yavin 4) Jungle!

NEW:
Yavin 4 Ceremony Luke (new sculpt)
Yavin 4 Ceremony Han Solo (w/medal)
Biggs Darklighter (removable helmet!)

REPACK:
PotJ Rebel Fleet Trooper
Saga Dutch Vander
vOTC Leia


Ep5 - When AT-ATs Attack!

NEW:
Hoth Rebel Officer (Bren Derlin - super artuclated)
Imperial Snowtrooper (super articulated
Imperial Probe Droid (super articulated w'creal plastic stand so he can hover)

REPACK:
Saga Hoth Luke
Saga Hoth Han
FF Hoth Leia


Ep 6 - Endor's Hottest Speederbike Chases!

NEW:
Endor Luke (SA with Poncho and Helmet)
Endor Leia (SA with Poncho and Helmet)
Scout Trooper (super articulated)

REPACK:
Saga AT-ST Gear Han Solo
OTC Wicket (since they don't seem to want to do any ewok 2-packs anymore)
vOTC Chewie


A good mix of old and new figures, main characters in every wave for the kiddies and super atrticulated army builders for the adults!

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Feedback / Re: DSJ's feedback
« on: August 26, 2005, 09:59 AM »
Another great deal with Dale (it's becoming quite a regular event)!   :)

I sent him some vintage accessories, he sent me some money - everyone wins!

Thanks again for the vintage advice, Dale!

Jeff

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Feedback / Re: jr87mustang's feedback
« on: August 26, 2005, 09:57 AM »
Got a payment from Josh for some items he bought from me.

Fast payment and quick to respond to PMs - the foundations of a smooth deal!  :)

Jeff

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Star Wars Action Figures / Re: "shocktrooper" Commander???
« on: August 25, 2005, 03:24 PM »
Hey all, I was wondering if there was such a thing as a shocktrooper (red) commander?  If so, are there any refference pix?

According to the Official Site, the Shocktrooper Commander at the Senate Building was Commander Thire.

It does not look like he is significantly different from the regular troopers...



Jeff

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Feedback / Re: SpudTrooper's feedback
« on: August 25, 2005, 02:13 PM »
Another good deal with John!  :)

Once again he was quick with payment and the deal was hassel-free. 

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS - #57 and beyond
« on: August 25, 2005, 11:01 AM »
Okay. Then another question. When has a provided loose figure picture been different than that of the final product? In other words, is there any hope that the 501st can still be on the #41 body?

Most recently, it happened with the Holo Leia figure (shown with guns and final product didn't have them).

Usually though what happened with Leia is the normal case - if/when a product does change from preview photos to final product, it's usually only the accessories/paint deco that gets changed and it's hardly ever a full sculpt change.   :-\

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« on: August 25, 2005, 10:58 AM »
Well, 10,000 isn't unheard of for a store exclusive.  The FAO Shuttle was limited to only 5000 and the Target Skiff was limited to 15,000.

10k seems pretty low since with 1350 stores that works out to only 6-8 per store.  :(

Hopefully, the 5000 boxes is only the first order/batch and that more will be coming later...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: When Goats Attack
« on: August 25, 2005, 09:55 AM »

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« on: August 25, 2005, 01:25 AM »
Isn't this TIE rumored to be a Target exclusive?  I thought I heard that somewhere.

I can't wait to become infuriated, I mean, shop, at Target for this.

Actually, yes - at the moment, it is planned to be a Target Exclusive item.  

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« on: August 24, 2005, 11:45 PM »
Ahhh... I completely forgot about that one. Did it have soft goods?

Yes, a cheapo vinyl type soft-goods thing:

http://www.rebelscum.com/swsaga/saga-dxanakin_front2.jpg

Interesting though  is that the Saga chopping/deluxe Anakin had the "SCREAMING" open mouth sculpt, but the 5-pack version looks like it uses a different head:

Saga Version / 5-Pack version:


Hmmm... looks like maybe the Mace has a new/differnt head too?

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS - #57 and beyond
« on: August 24, 2005, 11:40 PM »
Take a look at the arms, Jeff. It's the preposed swivel arms from the Gunner.

Yeah, now that I have my #38 and #41 in front of me to compare to the pictures, that right forearm and gaps inbetween the leg and pelvis make it seem an awful lot like the #38 body.   :-\

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: When Goats Attack
« on: August 24, 2005, 11:24 PM »
What the hell?  So, there are just free-range goats on the freeway?  And they had a goat-heard dog with them?  ???

Isn't that an accident waiting to happen?  Crazy hippies!

And I thought having to avoid the goose poop in the local Target parking lot was bad...

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS - #57 and beyond
« on: August 24, 2005, 09:51 PM »
How can you guys tell it's the AT-TE Gunner body and not the #41 body?

It looks the same to me...  ???

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