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Isn't that Bespin battle pack Fett out of scale?

Here's a way to look at it...

Is Ellors Madak worth $5 or $6 to you?  Forget what you paid at the time because times changed.

Ellors had 6 POA.

5 POA is less than 1995. People seem to gloss over that. Even in those days, the waist joint was missed when it was missed.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Five Discussion Thread
« on: January 28, 2013, 12:15 PM »
That was a pretty sweet duel, no doubt, but I don't see why Maul just didn't just force choke him or whatever. Not good theatre I guess.

Certainly not honorable combat. Maul knew his opponent and his goal. Maul had to best Vizla to win leadership of Death Watch. Force choke Vizla to death and everyone in the room is gonna start shooting at Maul.

Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe Convention 2013
« on: January 27, 2013, 12:34 PM »
I'm far from being a GI JOE collector anymore. But I see that SAW-Viper and think "I wouldn't even pay regular retail for that". The Frag Viper and Letal look like they are wearing spandex. Frag Viper was an oddball trooper and they've made them a little odder.

Some of the Joes look fairly good, but overall, I think it's a weak set this year. They used to be more creative, but there's a problem with alienating fans by having too much newness. So filling in gaps with  less popular cobra army builders, vintage subteam figures and oddball foreign characters that have yet to have modern versions.

Also, Cobra women always look like Baroness wannabes, except Zarana and Zanya. Sure they are limited by existing molds, but I think there's enough parts to do something different.

But anyway, this set's not for me. I'm just at best, a casual enthusiast of GI JOE.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Superman - Man of Steel
« on: January 27, 2013, 12:22 PM »
It would have been better if they got Berry White to play Perry White.

Sadly, Hollywood has not developed the ability to raise the dead. Otherwise, we could also have Yul Brynner as Lex Luthor.

Saw an AAT at TJ Maxx for $16.99. Hadn't heard of the vehicles hitting there yet. Decent price, but I didn't open the one I got last spring during some Target sale. Passed.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: January 26, 2013, 06:50 PM »
Forgot to mention I picked up what was apparently the last Legacy of Terror 2-pack that was hanging around at Marshall's. Think I paid $3 on deep clearance. Nice!


I found a  Brain Invaders one for that $3 price today.

Saw them at a Meijer store today. Didn't realize from photos that they had open packaging. You can rub your dirty hands all over them.   >:D

Those in regions with Meijer stores, they have the new Class 1's for $19.99, also had a spot for the Class 2, also $19.99 (none on shelf et). 

I was tempted by the AT-RT, but the driver looked sloppy and had some yellow stains on him.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Five Discussion Thread
« on: January 26, 2013, 11:16 AM »
SPOILERZ (as if that isn't given)

Surprised by the return of Ex-Prime Minister Kidkill (that's a Simpsons reference). But it wasn't like Maul would find some new character to be his puppet.

At least Vizla didn't go out like a chump. A warrior's death he deserved.

So Satine is still alive to be a scapegoat. Maybe they schedule her execution next week.

BTW, what's the point of high tech holding cells that allow you to easily converse with the inmates next door? Besides for plot purposes?

The Pikes still seem mysterious...and the callback to the school lunch poison crisis made me wonder why they didn't use the reptillian smugglers from that episode, but apparently the Pikes were some Lucas personal creation he wanted in.

I didn't notice any Hutt henchmen used in the attacks.

I like Opress knocking some random woman over the railing (a guard saved her). Those super-high buildings just seem like they'd lead to many falling deaths.

Easy new figure, Guard leader with a new head...never happen. It's kind of annoying to see the Mandalorian police men used in action so much, since their figure lacks knees.

Do they really need to lay off workers?

Doubt it.

Goldner can take a freakin salary cut.

Most of the mini-rigs have little credibility, that is the ones that are fighters/shruken space ships (I'm not saying they aren't fun).  They could limit themselves to believable concepts, but that would be mostly speeder bikes, swoops, larger droids, AT-RT's (which might be underscale), cannons (Hasbro usually refuses to make) and the beasts (Hasbro refuses to make).

For AOTC 3D, a better articulated Nexu with Padme and a Geonosian? Geonosian Picador? ROTS Lava Flea? NEVER HAPPEN.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: January 24, 2013, 10:35 PM »
I was hoping for Ridley Scott. Turns out the midichlorians, which allow lifeforms to use the Force, were created by an ancient race of none-too-friendly pale skinned giants. Then we see Jabba the Hutt's baby burst from Leia's chest.

Or Tim Burton, who'd take the job then say he doesn't like Star Wars or even science-fiction, Depp stars and Helena Bonham Carter appears...aside from a Billy Dee Williams cameo, the only actor from a previous Star Wars film to appear is Christopher Lee as a recording of Count Dooku, who turns out is Johnny Depp's character's dad.

I won't joke about Stephen Sommers or Paul W.S. Anderson...

Looks like Evolutions.  Since the missile really shoots, the pack is either new or from the Movie Heroes Boba Fett that so far only appeared overseas.

Steal the picture...

Hard to believe there's no clone in this wave.

Carded images on Ebay (8 of them, anyway) (buy it now prices of $34.99 to $39.99  :o ).

Jango now has a new removable missile firing pack, but is other wise the Evolution figure. I kinda wish they'd recolored him a bit more blue-grey.

Saga era Obi-Wan includes a new hat spring action launcher.

The Bullpen / Re: Spider-Man (Hasbro) 3-3/4" figures
« on: January 24, 2013, 11:48 AM »
The bigger line is a kid-aimed line.

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