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This offer was unavailable here in the UK. There was a rumor it was going turn up at retail in Toys R Us, but no sign of it yet. Maybe they're waiting until the offer expires first.

My question is, if you guys lived over here and had to pick one up at retail, would you do it?

I got this figure a couple of months ago. They were selling him through a shop called Argos in the UK. I ended up buying an animated Kit Fisto  to go with him but I think he can blend in alright with the realistic figures, especially if you throw a cloak on him.

It seems like they're trying some new articulation out on some of these animated figures. I haven't seen one in person, but I hear the IG droid has some kind of moving pincers and the sliding head on the new Rex is another example. Do you think any of these new techniques will make it into the realistic line?

The cape looks a little short on that Grievous but maybe if he can hunch over it might not look too bad. I like the pockets . It looks like he's got some swivel wrists this time, I wonder what else is new in there.

1   Anakin Skywalker (SA, Better Likeness, right cloak)
2   Senator Amidala (Meeting with the Jedi)
3   Rickshaw Droid
4   Boba Fett
5   Poggle The Lesser (Resculpt, better articulation)
6   C3-PO
7   Droideka - Light-up Shield (Light in body, less opaque shield)
8   Mace Windu (SA, Better likeness)
9   Zam Wessel ( Swappable Head )
10 Cliegg Lars

The Vintage Collection / Re: Hasbro Q&A Sessions
« on: March 18, 2010, 06:30 AM »
I'm a little disappointed in their answer to the Battle droid question. If they could make one that could stand unaided, I'd buy a heap of them, but I'm just not that keen on displaying figures with stands, unless they're the environmental kind that we got around the time of Revenge.

If they can't make the legs out of a stronger plastic, could they make the rest of the droid and it's blaster out of a weaker type, so that they could at least take the weight?

Great news as far as the skiff guards go though...

The Legacy Collection / Re: Willrow Hood
« on: March 17, 2010, 08:38 AM »
I picked up Willrow before Christmas and I have to say, I really love everything about this figure. There's something cool about signing up for something and seeing it come to fruition. I can't imagine how satisfied the guy who started this is.

In a way, it's great that it took as long as it did to happen, because, the sculpt and articulation in this era of collecting is so advanced. If he'd come in 2004 he would probably have had a pre-posed "running leg" and had trouble standing.

These kind of cool background characters are one of the things that keep me collecting.

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: Luke Skywalker's Snowspeeder
« on: March 17, 2010, 05:21 AM »
I think you're probably right! If the upgrades are good it's hard to resist sometimes.

I like the removable panel too. I'm an opener, so having a spot on speeder where you can pose figures giving it a tune up is a real bonus. The welding gear with the new Solo is going to come in pretty handy.

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: Luke Skywalker's Snowspeeder
« on: March 16, 2010, 02:27 PM »
This probably sounds crazy,  but I wish they'd put some seat belts in. Play-wise it would probably have been a pain in the ass, but I think on the detail side, it would have looked cool.

I would have loved if they put some lights or sounds in it, I'm still pressing those buttons on the falcon... although at that price point, I know it's out of the question.

The Legacy Collection / Re: Recent Legacy Purchases
« on: March 9, 2010, 10:03 AM »
I'm still waiting for the Empire wave to hit. I just need the snow speeder Luke now. I managed to pick up the others that I wanted at a convention before Christmas.

Mainly resculpts for me...

1. Jar Jar Binks
2. Padme (Battle of Naboo)
3. Naboo Soldier (With Ascension Gun)
4. C3-P0
5. Nute Gunray (With attachable chair piece)
6. R2-D2 (Telescoping neck)
7. Mawhonic
8. Aurra Sing
9. Captain Tarpals
10. Battle Droid (SA and quality plastic)

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: Bespin Cloud Car
« on: March 3, 2010, 05:08 AM »
Man, when I was kid it was hard to get me to go anywhere without a star wars figure in my pocket. Not sure it would've been a cloud car pilot though...

I'd be up for a Poggle The Lesser as well, but I'd prefer a revamp. Better paint apps and some more articulation, I'd like a ball joint in the middle so he can hunch over that cane of his.

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: Bespin Cloud Car
« on: March 2, 2010, 05:14 AM »
I'm really hoping the OTC Pilots are going to fit in this. I picked up a couple of them, in the vain hope they would one day release a cloud car, it would be good to see that long term purchase pay off!  They've mainly been standing around chewing the fat with each other for the last four years, but for some reason they also look really cool having their clocks cleaned by Bossk.

Newbies / Re: Start the landing cycle
« on: February 26, 2010, 03:59 AM »
Thanks for the warm welcome guys, I really appreciate it. I was born in Toronto and Star Wars was the first film I ever saw at the movies, I guess it left an indelible impression on me. These days I live in the UK, where my folks were from, I don't really have a focus, I collect mainly the realistic style figures and vehicles, but have to admit I've dabbled into the clone wars figures a little, with the drought coming... that might happen some more. The same thing happened to me with Indy figures...I 'll just get Indy with the Idol... next thing you know, you're buying someone who doesn't even remotely resemble Cate Blanchett.

I've come to love the prequel trilogy, warts and all, and I've become seriously hooked on the clone wars, but there's just something great about getting a figure from the Original trilogy for me that can't be beat. Roll on the new vintage line!

Newbies / Start the landing cycle
« on: February 25, 2010, 11:26 AM »
Hey there guys, I hope life's treating you well in whatever corner of the world your in. I collected the old Kenner figures when I was a kid in the seventies but I guess somewhere along the line I lost interest. Years later, I received a modern figure for what was intended to be a joke present on my 30th birthday and somehow I got catapulted back into the game. Six years later... I'm still totally hooked. Damn Glad to be here!

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