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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: How big is your army?
« on: April 7, 2005, 04:13 PM »
Man, my Army Buildig habits have been cut waaaay back for Ep3.

Here's what I've grabbed more than 1 of (so far):

2x #6 Clone Trooper
2x #23 Royal Guard (Blue)
2x #23 Royal Guard (Red)
3x #34 Clone Pilot

And here's my Army Building plan for the rest:

2x #38 AT-TE Gunner
4x #41 Clone Trooper
2x #54 Turbo Tank Driver

For now, I'm gonna buy just 1 of each of the Clone Commanders (#33 and #49), but I'd pick up more if they have color variants.  Same for the Clones, I'll only grab 4x #41 unless they do some color variants.  I really like the AT-TE Gunner, but I can't see myself grabbing more than 2 of the specialized troopers like him and the Turbo Tank Driver.

I'm also passing on any extra droids (Battle, Super Battle, Droideka, Grev Guard, etc).  Maybe during the clearance sale I'd pick up a few more droids, but for now I'm happy with 1x each of them.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Pretty In Pink 2: Duckie's Revenge
« on: April 7, 2005, 03:06 PM »
When it comes to movies, I always favored "Sixteen Candles" over "Pretty in Pink".

Long Duk Dong was the bomb - "No more yankie my wankie. The Donger need food."

But on the other hand, when it comes to songs I have always preferred "Pretty in Pink" by The Psychedelic Furs over any version of the song "16 Candles".



Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS variation/error thread
« on: April 7, 2005, 02:12 PM »
So, what is the deal with the #35 Palpatine sabers?

Some people are saying it is intentional because at some point Palpatine has Anakin's saber in RotS.

Other people are saying it's an error because the figure was based on early filming stuff but the error is now fixed with the red saber figure.

The rest of the people, like me, are trying to figure it out.  :(

Do I need one of these Blue Saber Palpatines or not?  If it's a variation/error, I can pass on it because I want the movie accurate Red Saber one to open.  But, then again, if this Palpatine w/Anakin's saber deal pans out and is in the movie, then I'm going to want one....  ::)


Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS - Deluxe Figures
« on: April 7, 2005, 12:05 PM »
Who knows though - maybe the Crab Droid will be bigger and not a $10 toy.

The reason I say that is because the BARC Speeder is a $15 toy, and not considered a deluxe.  Maybe Stass Allie will be a $15 toy also, giving hope that the Crab Droid will be in the $20-$30 range.

Chewie, these 4 are confirmed to be Wave 3 of the Deluxe Figures...

e-tailers are already taking pre-orders for the cases with early case pack reports saying:

2x Clone Troopers
1x Crab Droid (w/Walking Action, like the CW Spider Droid)
2x Stass Allie w/Speederbike (BARC bike)
1x NEW Spider Droid

They should be out at the $9.99 price point like the other DLX figures.

Of course, there could be a larger version coming that we don't know about.  


Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS - Deluxe Figures
« on: April 7, 2005, 11:32 AM »
but I wish these were out now... I wonder just how big the Crab Droid will be.

I don't think it will be that big, it's only a $10 figure so it will probably be around the size of the CW Spider Droid I'm guessing...

I like the fact that Stass Allie comes with the BARC bike.  When we heard about this wave last week, that was the only question I had.  I'm glad it's the BARC bike because I have waaaay more than enough OT Speederbikes already.   ;)


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebelscum Spam Mail? WTF???
« on: April 7, 2005, 11:28 AM »
So, for those who still care about this thread and in the interest of fairness, I thought I would let y'all know that I have been unbanned at RS as of this morning.


Revenge of the Sith / Re: Holo Yoda?
« on: April 6, 2005, 09:51 PM »
Got mine from Amazon as well, both arrived in excellent condition...

I actually opened one of mine to join the loose collection.  It appears the Yoda is the Saga Yoda from the Yoda w/Padawan 2-pack.

The best part is he is just like the Saga Padawan Yoda - no peg holes in his feet, so much for using the peg that is on the holo "jungle" base!  :P

Pretty cool figure, looks pretty good mixed in with the Jedi council - too bad there was no holo cane that came with him.   :(


Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS - Collection 1 Figures
« on: April 6, 2005, 05:07 PM »
Hasbro shows off Wave 5 from Collection 1...

I am pretty stoked about this figure.  I am soooo glad they are re-using the "Dagobah Luke" extra heads and arms concept for this one.  The concept worked well for #35 Palpatine too, I hope the extra head/hands idea is here to stay for more figures!


Revenge of the Sith / Re: Wal-Mart "Early Bird" Exclusive
« on: April 6, 2005, 05:02 PM »
Cool!  Especially the Luke and Leia.  Very strange that they posted a report just last night with come completely conflicting information with what they've just posted today. 

Considering that the report came from the legal-ese text taken from the rules of a contest, I'm not surprised it was wrong.  It was a clue the info was bad when he was called "HANS SOLO".   ::)

I'd bet the marketing people who wrote the contest rule stuff would have a hard time picking HANS SOLO from R2D2...

It is a cool set though looking at it, glad to see they are not re-mold off the vintage figures and they are not the vOTC figures, so I guess for now I'm happy I bought this set.  Now I just gotta get that certificate mailed in...


Celebration III: Indianapolis / Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
« on: April 6, 2005, 03:34 PM »
My passes finally came in the mail yesterday, and they screwed up and didn't send me a fan club lanyard. They even went so far as to take my invoice (where Fan Club - Yes) was printed, cross out the Yes, and handwrite a 'No' over it.

Pissed! Emails have been sent...

That means you failed the "Fan Club Check" they did.  I heard they were 100% checking all orders against the FC membership list at LFL, but I thought it would boil down to an honor system tactic (ie you put down FC yes, they give you a lanyard without checking) because I thought there was no way they'd waste the time doing it. 

I guess they actually did do the 100% check though, because yours is the third time I've heard of them rejecting someone who put YES and hand-changing it to NO.

For the first guy I heard about, well he thought he could say yes and no one would notice.  Wrong.

The second guy said that GenCon said they couldn't prove he was a Fan Club member, so they denied him.  He is under the FC with his first name, but uses his middle name as his everyday name.  

Despite the address match between the two names, they gave him a hard time about it, thinking he was trying to use a family member's membership to cheat.  He had to fax a copy of his DL to prove he was the same guy.   ::)

So, have your Fan Club mailing address and Hyperspace info handy and ready to go when they e-mail you back with a "we can't find record of your Fan Club membership" garbage...


Newbies / Re: Hello everyone, just thought I'd pop in...
« on: April 6, 2005, 03:20 PM »
Welcome to JD, Scott!

Hope you enjoy your stay!   :)


Watto's Junk Yard / Hyperspace Membership Kit 2005
« on: April 6, 2005, 11:54 AM »
Anyone else get this yet?

It showed up in my mailbox yesterday, but I didn't get around to opening it until today...  :-[

While the "Ewok Animation Cel" I got last year sucked (mine was just 3-4 blue and pink bubbles  ::)), at least it was a great idea to give us a unique collectible that you weren't going to get any place else.  This year's pack is full of "free stuff" aka advertisements and is pretty boring IMHO.

I got this "free stuff":
- Form Letter from GL (thanks for all the money, sucker!  :P)
- Hasbro "dangler" - aka a paper mobile like you made in 3rd grade arts and crafts
- Episode III LEGO poster - actually pretty cool poster
- Code 3 T-shirt iron-on - would be nicer if it didn't say across the front of it  ::)
- WotC Mon Cal mini - already have him...
- Vader window decal - ok, I guess
- Official 2005 Star Wars Fan Club membership card

And then these advertisements:
- GG Bust-Ups trading card - lame
- Sony Ep3 Soundtrack trading card - lame
- $50 coupon for Code 3 - lame
- 20% off coupon for SW Blinds - lame
- Darth Vader Check advertisement - lame

OK, so I did like the LEGO poster, that was kinda cool.  Also, the free WotC mini was nice, but I already have the Mon Cal guy. 

Other than the window decal and the membership card, everything else was a direct tie/advertisement to some licensee - Hasbro, LEGO, GG, WotC, Code 3, etc - and was trying to sell me something SW.

It would have been nice if they could have passed out "Droids" Animation Cels or something else lost in those vacuous LFL vaults.  I mean, it's nice they gave us something, but it just would have been nice if it was more than just ads for SW stuff...  :(


Revenge of the Sith / Re: Wal-Mart "Early Bird" Exclusive
« on: April 6, 2005, 09:37 AM »
ok, well after getting lucky and finding all the EB sets I needed (for me and guys in Canada) in person on Saturday and Sunday, I forgot to Cancel My online order.  So I've got a couple extra coming.  If somebody missed this or is out of country and can't buy it online, PM me.  I'd hate to send em back.

Well, don't feel bad. 

I did cancel my on-line order for the EB Kit after I found it in person on 4/2, but shipped it to me anyway.

I guess it's nice to see that is run as well as the regular retail store...  ::)

Anyway, I guess I have one on the way is someone is still looking for one...


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebelscum Spam Mail? WTF???
« on: April 5, 2005, 10:15 PM »
I was told that it was a mistake, and that I've been around too long to be banned for someone else's actions. 

Yeah, well...

Jesse James - Registered on  02/02/01 
Nataku - Registered on  04/19/01 
KBZ - Registered on  02/20/02 

So, even though both Jesse and myself have a year on you, we weren't "around too long to be banned for someone else's actions."   ::)

Of course, we don't have 10,000 posts and we also have a closer relationship with JD (and the offender) than you do Rob since you are a newer staff member.

Apparently, there's "you've been around too long" and there's "you've been around JD too long"...  :P

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: digital photo printing services
« on: April 5, 2005, 05:26 PM »
We've got a place we take all our regular film to get developed (Proex) and we now take any digital stuff to get printed there too until we find a printer we like for home.

They've got one of the "easy to use" set-ups where you plug in your Flash Card and just print photos you want from there.  There is always someone there who can help if things get messed up or something isn't turning out right.

Plus, I've found the quality of the printing and the photo paper at an actual Camera/Photo place is soooo much better than the set-ups at Wal-Mart, Target, Cost-Co, etc. 

Sure, you can get $0.09 cent prints at some places, but like the saying goes, you get what you pay for...  :-\


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