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More than anything, it's the design of the ARC Clone that I don't like.  I think they added too much to his basic armor and made it too unrealistic.  I don't like the added on scope on the side of his helmet (too Fett-ish) and the skirt in my opinion is kinda silly.  I do think the shoulder pad is a great idea, but that is really all I would have added to it.  Not that it's Hasbro's fault, they didn't come up with the design.

I kinda like Durge.  He will look great in my Outlander Club diorama I am hoping to get started on shortly.


Come to think of it, I might pass on Anakin's fighter and the Gunship too.  If they end up on clearance, then hell yes I will get them.

As for the figures, I haven't seen anything yet that I will pass on.  I'm not too big of a fan of the ARC Trooper though.  Looks too cartoony.


Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Clone Wars toys are OUT!!!
« on: June 22, 2003, 11:07 PM »
Hopefully some of us here will get lucky and find an early Clone Wars leak somewhere.  I'd really like to hear some opinions on the new product from you guys.


Saga '02-'04 / Re: What 2003 SAGA product are you still missing?
« on: June 22, 2003, 12:17 PM »
Question for those missing several figures still:

Do you rely solely on retail?  Do you ever buy online?


Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Clone 3-pk ...does it suffice?
« on: June 22, 2003, 12:15 PM »
Yep, a Stormtrooper 3-pk would be pretty nice too.  I'm very happy with the CT Stormtrooper, but what the heck, I'd buy those too.

I personally like the droid 3-pk, especially if the red Battle Droid can stand on his own well.  If so, I will get a lot of those sets also.


As for me, the only thing I am leaning against getting is the AT-TE Tank.  I already have 3 of the EPI version, and don't have too much use for another at this time (or room for it).  But if they do something really cool like pack in a red Battle Droid or a red OOM-9, then yes, I'll get one.


Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Anyone want a giant Spider Droid?
« on: June 19, 2003, 01:40 AM »
I really want this thing to be made.  I don't know what it is, but I think it is one of the absolute coolest Star Wars vehicle designs ever, and is definitely my favorite vehicle as far as the Seperatists go.


Saga '02-'04 / What 2003 SAGA product are you still missing?
« on: June 19, 2003, 01:35 AM »
So far, I have been very fortunate and am just missing the Padawan 2-pk.  I could use some more Imperial Officers and Red Battle Droids, but am pretty much caught up.

How about you all?


Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Clone 3-pk ...does it suffice?
« on: June 19, 2003, 01:32 AM »
Yep, the Super Droid could have (or should have) been better; I couldn't agree more.

Now that they are going to mix in a random blue Clone, how many kinds does everyone want?  This could get expensive!

I'd like at least two of each color Clone for these, and 3-4 all white sets.  Oh man, I am sure this will cost me at least $100 before it's all said and done.


Saga '02-'04 / Re: Target Has New Items
« on: June 19, 2003, 01:30 AM »
I've seen remnants of the newest wave a couple of times, but not all of it.  All I need are those elusive Padawan kiddos and I'll be caught up ...for now.


Saga '02-'04 / Re: Selling Part of My Collection, Need Advice
« on: June 16, 2003, 09:53 AM »
That's a hard call.  I would split things up instead of selling them in lots, more people would probaby be interested.  At least I know I couldn't afford to buy that stuff in bulk!  Just a few items here and there.  Good luck.


I don't have any insider information unfortunately, but I do hope to see the following stuff made this year or at least before EPIII comes out:


- Emperor's Throne Room
- Sail Barge
- Bespin Gantry (dueling area)
- Tipoca City
- Theed Palace


- Giant Spider Droid
- Y-Wing repaint
- Cloud Car


- orange Handmaiden
- Rep Teers (Gungan official)
- Yarael Poof
- Daulty Dofine
- Kitster & Wald
- Graga

- generic Kaminoan
- training fatigues Clone
- Cliegg Lars
- Owen and Beru
- Dorme
- death stick dealer
- robed AOTC Obi Wan
- black Naboo retreat fireside outfit Padme
- blue belly dress Tatooine outfit Padme
- AOTC Nute Gunray
- Gunray's aid
- Senator Tikes
- Bail Organna

- Myo the cyclops
- Kitik Kidkak
- Rebel Honor Guard
- Stormtrooper Han
- Stormtrooper Luke
- General Tagge
- Wiosely

- General Riekken
- Admiral Ozzel
- black Bespin Guard
- Cloud Car pilot
- holo Emperor's head (deluxe w/ Vader?)
- holo Imperial Officer
- General Veers w/ small holo Vader
- pre-carbon Han (no jacket w/ deluxe torture rack?)

- Hermie Odle
- Dresselian commando
- J'Quille
- Endor Battle Leia
- well articulated Scout Trooper
- Imperial Dignitary
- Yarga the six-boob lady
- death bed Yoda
- funeral pyre Vader

There's definitely more that I could list, but I would probably be more than happy if this stuff all came out before 2005. ;)


Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Clone 3-pk ...does it suffice?
« on: June 15, 2003, 04:30 PM »
Yeah, I'm not too high on the looks of the droid pack either, but for $10, I am sure I will get a few of them.  The Destroyer looks pretty cool, as does the Battle Droid, but I think they should have changed the Super Droid some, like make his right arm turned in a firing position like the one that came with the deluxe Yoda.


Saga '02-'04 / Re: Post Episode III
« on: June 15, 2003, 04:27 PM »
If collectors have to rely on the web soley to get their figures, Hasbro will still be able to turn a profit.  Who knows, we might be able to order from them direct someday, or we might have to go through the Fan Club and pay outrageous prices...

...but I do think that if any retailer keeps a Star Wars section for a long time after EPIII, it will be TRU.  They might sign a contract with Hasbro to keep the product coming in to them as an exclusive retailer, which would be fine by me (at least it would be available somewhere at retail).

Truth be told though, the demand for Star Wars stuff is still very high, and I don't see collectors just calling it quits.  Remember, Hasbro has the rights to this stuff for 15 more years; they aren't going to totally discontinue it when they know there is still money to be made.

As for a 3rd trilogy, why the heck not?  If Lucas wants to do it, I say we support it and continue to live our lives being children in the bodies of adults. ;)


Saga '02-'04 / Re: ...More than they can chew?
« on: June 15, 2003, 04:21 PM »
Every Target and many Walmarts in the St. Louis area are primed for a lot of new figures.  Their pegs are virtually empty.  Even a couple of TRU's are nearly out of SW figures.  The space is still there, but the product is lacking.

I think that a lot of stuff is going to start surfacing soon, or at least I hope.  Even though I get most of my new stuff online now (which is because of Hasbro's inability to get the stuff out at retail on time), I still buy a lot at retail if it's available; army-builders, custom fodder, etc.

All I have to really say is that I am thankful that the opportunity is here to get stuff online.  This waiting for retail crap sucks.


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