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Kubricks / Re: Medicom Parco Toy Exhibiton 2011
« on: September 6, 2011, 01:55 PM »
My winning bid was $80. The final price tag after fees and shipping is gonna be around $115. More than I wanted to pay for it, but not too bad I guess.

Keep watching yahoo auctions, I think you'd be able to find one for that price or less eventually.

Kubricks / Re: Deluxe Series 4 - Death Star
« on: September 6, 2011, 01:44 PM »
Anyone know how long you have to cancel the preorders from HLJ and NCS? I'd like to preorder a box with the option to cancel and go the full set route if the chases are sweet.

Also, who had the lower price on a box for DX3: NCS or HLJ?

Kubricks / Re: Medicom Parco Toy Exhibiton 2011
« on: September 6, 2011, 01:40 PM »
Thanks!  I've got a grey haired Ben on its way, so you can expect a double telescoping lightsaber hoax from me sometime soon.  ;D

Kubricks / Re: Medicom Parco Toy Exhibiton 2011
« on: September 4, 2011, 05:06 PM »
Sweet!  Does the rocket fire on the j-slot chase?

Hehe, just playin'. It doesn't really fire. Didn't think my photoshop FX looked convincing, but I guess I should've added in some flames and stuff. Too much free time today.  :-[

(Edited my above post so that there's no confusion.  :))

Kubricks / Re: Medicom Parco Toy Exhibiton 2011
« on: September 4, 2011, 03:51 PM »
Received my 15th anniversary carded Fett a few days ago. I can confirm that it is the J-Slot version:

Bored in photoshop. The rocket doesn't actually fire, but it would be cool if it did.

Star Wars Universe / Re: Star Wars on Blu-Ray
« on: September 3, 2011, 11:49 AM »
That stupid "lucky to get out of there" line wasn't a new change for the SEs; it was in the original script.

The dialogue "You're lucky you didn't taste too good", was not redubbed. There were several variants of this line in the shooting script. All of the special editions used different takes every once in a while; mostly because some were of much greater quality than the others. The particular take that Lucas approved for this scene had Hamill reading straight from the script, instead of ad-libbing the now famous comment. Lucasfilm officials have stated that they didn't realize the dialogue was any different until the film was released. This also accounts for some of the other minor dialogue changes in the SEs.

Hmm, interesting. I remember from Irvin Kershner's commentary on my ESB dvd that he added in a bunch of stuff like that, by encouraging ad libbing in scenes where he felt more was needed. Probably most famously was the "I love you. I know." exchange between Han and Leia, originally written for Han to reply "I love you too." After a bunch of takes, Harrison Ford finally came up with the "I know" line, which to me is one of the best moments in the trilogy--the line is so good you almost couldn't write it. Kirshner also added little moments to R2 and Chewbacca, infusing them with warmth and personality.  Definitely recommend checking out his commentary to anyone who hasn't. I have the '08 boxset with the original theatrical versions on it, so as long as I've got that, I'm fine.  :)


Star Wars Universe / Re: Star Wars on Blu-Ray
« on: September 3, 2011, 11:03 AM »
Greedo shooting at all, Vader saying "Noooooooooo!", and Luke saying "You were lucky to get out of there!", instead of "You're lucky you don't taste very good!" are just pointless changes to scenes that were perfect when originally filmed.

I'd much rather hear Luke robotically state an obvious fact to R2 than have a humorous, charming exchange with him. Glad Lucas is finally stamping out the wit and sparkle of the original dialogue.   ::)

Kubricks / Re: Deluxe Series 4 - Death Star
« on: August 31, 2011, 10:48 PM »
How 'bout this guy as a chase?

I think there is zero chance of a deleted scene figure.  Never say never I guess, but I don't see it happening.

Suppose I was to nerdily point out that you can also see him during the Endor celebration?... Haha, but yeah I'm never right with my chase guesses, so now I just make outlandish picks. Speaking of Endor:

How about making the chases worth more than $500 this time around...

Henry Jones, Sr.
Endor Rebel Trooper

That would be too cruel! Plus they need to save the rebel trooper for Endor DX.  :)

Kubricks / Re: Deluxe Series 4 - Death Star
« on: August 31, 2011, 03:51 PM »
Look at how smug R2 looks in that picture... "Own me already? Too bad. [assorted beeps]"  :P

Can't decide if I'd want that background card or not. It definitely looks cool and I like the simplicity, but I also don't know if I'd want to pay a lot for something I could quickly make an exact copy of  in Illustrator. Would've liked to see what kind of Death Star scene they could've painted, ie. the docking bay, control room etc.

Kubricks / Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
« on: August 30, 2011, 07:03 PM »
Guess who arrived today?   8)

It's Hammer time! Wow, you got that pretty fast.

Kubricks / Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
« on: August 29, 2011, 09:20 AM »
Thanks guys!

I agree with Dan; I'd love to see a vintage style Jawa. They should do a pick-up wave of characters they left out of the DX waves, ie that Wampa from the DX2 background card and the Gonk droid from this one (it's sweet, his legs are just regular human kubrick legs, haha.)

Kubricks / Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
« on: August 28, 2011, 04:37 PM »
Got my Mos Eisley display set up. A little bit jumbled but it's a work in progress...

Kubricks / Re: General Kubrick Chat (both SW and others)
« on: August 26, 2011, 09:07 AM »
His Parco sandtroopers have dirt spots on their black pauldrons, whereas the DX3 trooper ones are clean. Interesting tidbit for variant fans...  :D

Kubricks / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: August 23, 2011, 10:36 PM »
Is the Fett Series J-Slot the same as the carded J-Slot?  Ugh, if so I overspent on the J-Slop from Ebay at $67.   :P

I think they're probably the same. The carded one has his rocket removed and displayed in the bubble--not sure if the original one was removable or not. At least you got the official "vintage" J-Slop. ;D

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