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1:6 Scale Figures and Collectibles / Sideshow Light Sabers?
« on: January 29, 2006, 08:04 PM »
Originally, I was really looking forward to Sideshow 12 inch figures.  I ordered the first two, then cancelled them.  I'm just not blown away by them.

Anyway, after looking at Kit Fisto, I realized that it was the lightsbers that I hated.  They really don't look right.  The blade is too skinny compared to the hilt, and the blade tapers to a point. The solid material looks more like the props used while fliming than anything actually in the movie.  The just don't do it for me.

Any one else put off by these?

Saga Collection '06 / Animated Figs in TSC?
« on: January 5, 2006, 07:59 PM »
Just curious, how would everyone feel about Hasbro making an "Animated Clone Wars" wave within The Sga Collection?  Personally, I'd be all for it.  These would be in the animated style, not movie style figures of animated characters. To me, it would be no different than having figures from comic books and video games in the mix.

I think that there are so many cool figures, that this could be done often.  While I know were getting a "movie style" Muftak Jedi, I would really love a cartoon style one.  Figs like Snow Bunny Padme, Seasee Tiin in Armor, and Grevious' Body Guards would make great figures.  Not to mention Obi-Wan and Anakin in their proper Season 2 Jedi gear with the small bits of armour. Any thoughts?  It's been dead around here...

Saga Collection '06 / What Makes a Good Figure?
« on: December 23, 2005, 07:53 PM »
After reading many luke-warm responses to the three new beautifully sculpted, but non-important, figures in the Lucas Family set I started wondering about what people want as collectors.  To me, any charcter that is on screen is eligable to be made into a figure.  I don't care how dull the charcter's part is.  To me, a clone is no more "important" to a collection that a Mon Cal senator.  I also don't think that Jedi or Clones are "cooler" than other characters.  In fact, the reason I love SW figures, and have been collecting since the Early Bird kit in 1978, is that it is a collection that covers main characters, bit players, soldies, civilians, wildlife, bartenders, gangsters, musicians and chefs.  And I like them all.

So, what do you want in your SW collection?

Mods, I'm posting this here because people in this forum use these often.

Any suggestions on a good digital camera?  If you have one you love, let me know.  If you can, post a pic taken with the camera too. Thanks.

Saga Collection '06 / Anyone Else Bored?
« on: August 29, 2005, 10:40 AM »
I've been collecting modern era SW figures now for close to 10 years, and I can't remember a time when I was so un-excited about upcoming toys.  Right now, there are no new figures that I am really looking forward to. Sure, the new Boussh, Han and Bib could turn out great, but at best, they're re-sculpts.

And while I do like the reapinted clones coming up, the  final 12 ROTS figures are all very ho-hum.

I am looking forward to the Big TIE, if I can find one, and the EE R2 packs, but that's it.

I think that with no new films on the horizon, Hasbro picked a very, very bad time to not offer new, never-been-made toys.

So, is anyone else feeling as blah as me?

Watto's Junk Yard / I'm Selling Out!
« on: June 2, 2005, 02:17 PM »
Ok.  Here I go.  I usually keep a low profile out here, but I'm going to end that.  My real name is Micheal Rex, and I'm a children's book author and illustartor of over 25 books.

Please stop by my site

Anyone with little kids, or who works with children, might find it interesting!

Buy a book for someone you love!

Revenge of the Sith / "Classic Character"
« on: May 2, 2005, 05:34 PM »
Fisrt off, I think Hasbro has done a great job with the initial 40 figures, and the distribution.  It seems easy to find almost any major character at the moment.  This is good for kids and families that are looking for Obi-Wan and Vader and Yoda.

Last week, I into a kid and his parents looking through the ROTS figures for Luke Skywalker.  I told the that Luke wasn't in the new movie, and that he wasn't included in the current figures.  The kid seemed a little bummed out.

In retrospect ,I wonder if  Hasbro should have included a Luke, Han and Leia in the ROTS collection.  On their bubble, where other figures say "Jedi Master", their's would say "Classic Character." 

Any takers?

Revenge of the Sith / Who's First?
« on: March 18, 2005, 03:18 PM »
OK, so it's about 1:30 am on April 2 and you're home from Midnight Madness with anyhwhere from 25-40 new figures.  Who do you open first?

I'm not too sure how I'll go about this.  For kicks I opened the E1 figures aphabetically. For Saga, I opened the cruddy ones first, saving the better ones for last.

Maybe I'll do it by height this time!

Watto's Junk Yard / Stay at Home Dads?
« on: February 27, 2005, 10:44 PM »
Hey.  I'm going to keep this short and sweet.  Any Stay at Home Dads out there?

Our first baby, Declan, was born on Oct 1, and wifey went back to work in Jan.  I'm still employed, but I sta with the baby during the day, and work at home from about 6:30 to midnight.

It would be great to chat with another Star Wars obsessed dad!

Watto's Junk Yard / SW Toys in the Attic?
« on: June 15, 2004, 02:23 PM »
Hi.  My wife and I are moving into our new house in a few weeks, and I will be stroing my Star Wars collection in the attic for a while.  Has anyone ever had any problems with toys getting too hot in the attic?  Ours has two windows, and will eventually have a fan.  While growing up, we kept toys and records in our attic and had no problems, but I'm a little concerned about the soft plastic used in today's figures.
I have most of my open collection stored in plastic tubs.  I am thinking about putting it all into cardboard boxes so that everything can "breath."

Any tips or pointers would help.  Thanks---Speedermike

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