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Fan Art / Re: Yoda
« on: May 4, 2005, 03:45 PM »
Nice Brad! I assume it isn't finished. The Yoda still looks sketchy to me. If that is your intent, then cool. The cast shadow is really strong. Airbrush is a great tool to learn and practice is the only thing that will make you better. What kind are you using? I think I have a Badger buried somewhere.

I am going to be a guest, local artist doing sketches for people at a local comic shop on Free Comic Book Day (Saturday, May 7). Pretty excited about that. The owner and employees are familiar with my work and although I have yet to be published, they are supportive and giving me a good opportunity to get 'out there'. I still am hard pressed to find any time to do much work on my art and/or comic ideas, but I am trying to get to a point that I can create more time to do it.

Nice to see you working and to see more art examples from you Brad. It is also really cool to see you dabbling in all these different mediums and using different tools and techniques. It is a sign that you want to get better and you are willing to try those things that may be hard for you to do. You are taking risks and you are willing to make mistakes to reach success. Keep up the good work!

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS variation/error thread
« on: April 22, 2005, 08:42 PM »
Here we go again...

I actually think this is one of the better errors ever. The red clone troopers from AOTC with an unpainted visor looked pretty cool. The jango fett helmets were cool looking too. The error happened enough to be a more common phenomenon (not a one-shot mishap) and they became rather popular. I am gullible enough to believe this thing is legit and not a repack in an attempt to try and revive one of the more popular AOTC errors. I usually just believe it. Good thing I do not buy many SW figures off ebay.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS variation/error thread
« on: April 17, 2005, 08:53 PM »
We have covered it a little. I do not know whether there will be a change or correction to the card at this point. Judging by what Hasbro has done the last few years, I am sure they will do something about it. Whether there is a transition/sticker correction before the correct printed card back is also hard to determine. I think that Hasbro is going to be more inclined and focused on errors that deal directly with the packaged figure before something like listed figures. We'll watch and see. I think if we start to see corrections, it will be after the first waves and boxes have been cleared from the retailer stockrooms. I would guess there are quite a few boxes of the first waves left tobreak open...

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS variation/error thread
« on: April 16, 2005, 08:20 PM »
So, with that all in mind, does anyone here think that there is more behind these saber variations/errors? Examples from AOTC/SAGA  that became ridiculous:

Luminara cloak text, stickers...
Clone Trooper dots (no dots on photo...)
Luke Bespin (bloody, metal peg, rubber peg...)
Luke Throne Room glove

I think the most out-of-control variation was the Bespin Luke stump/peg corrections. I agree that things get out-of-hand and it makes me wonder who is making all the correction decisions when they release a figure with 4 or more different changes on an accessory. Why can't they just figure it out the second time?

It is frustrating as a collector to follow and collect all these versions and wonder which might be the shortest lived run. The production numbers on corrected figures are kept pretty secret. I was hoping that Hasbro would be able to have figured out a system by now to avoid the continuim of redo's and corrections. Guess I was wrong...

Modern Trading / Re: Updated Trade List
« on: April 6, 2005, 11:25 PM »
I have to update my list on the TCGs. I'll get back to you as soon as I have a chance. Thanks for the interest!

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS variation/error thread
« on: April 6, 2005, 02:52 PM »

Nice Dale!

When will it be my turn to happen upon something as cool as that?

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS variation/error thread
« on: April 5, 2005, 11:53 PM »
And I quote:

"1. Form the possessive singular of nouns by adding 's.

Follow this rule what ever the final consonant. Thus write,

Charles's friend
Burns's poem
the witch's malice"

"The Elements of Style" by William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White

Sorry to rain on the parade ruiner. Just think it's important to be thorough and correct when we deal with incorrectness...

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS variation/error thread
« on: April 5, 2005, 11:47 PM »

 smug well mister super genius...

YOU are telling ME what 'production errors' and 'intentional variants' are? Hopefully you are doing it to benefit those not so well-versed.

Sooooo, What you are saying Matt, is that a production error is something like:

The clone trooper and jango fett unpainted visor figures. While many were found, it was still an error and not an 'intentional variant' like the:

Bespin Luke - i. e. - bloody, metal pegs, rubber pegs on the detached hand accessory.

A variant can also be when a major change is made to the card to correct a production error:

Luminara listed with a removable cape and she doesn't have one, so the sticker the crap out of the words 'removable cloak' until the correction card is produced.

Or the first 16 figures from AOTC with the background cards.

There definitely aren't enough things to report yet and it will be interesting what develops. I spent a long time and traded some good stuuf to get my hands on a Dexter Jettster with 'pipe' listed as an accessory. You never know what changes may occur until the opportunity passes you by.

But JMAC, you better recognize!!!

I do not profess to being an English master, but I think the 's and s' on a name ending in 's' is correct both ways. I know a lot of people that will say James' (which would be James used as a possessive) and people that say James's (which would be pronounced Jameses and also used as a possessive). I prefer the way you go ruiner, but I have had this arguement with people before and I have come to the conclusion that both are acceptable. We may want to check Strunk and White just to completely solve the issue...

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS variation/error thread
« on: April 5, 2005, 12:54 AM »
Like I said, I'm out-of-the-loop.

I obviously overlooked the collection #'s. The pictures are different on the Anakin and Yoda figures, but the Royal Guards are packaged on the same card. Why don't you take over here Matt... I mean, when did you become a variation/error enthusiast and collector? Always have to one-up me don't ya? But that's why I like you so much, you keep me on my game...

Here's an interesting ebay sale...

Target Lava Vader chest plate variant?

There are also a couple sales that tell of a few different Obi-Wan hair color variations - dark brown, reddish and light brown. The images are really bad and so it's hard to confirm. This is probably more of a "paint error" than a legit variation.

The Grevious Body Guard error looks to be on the back of the card where they show images of other figures from that collection. IT IS spelled 'Body Gaurd' under the figure image.

One other item of interest in the error department:

Decapitated/Headless Battle Droid

I have a headless Jango from the AOTC collection. His dome is floating around in the bottom of the card.

I personally have had zero luck finding anything interesting on my own. Hope that changes soon.

Newbies / Re: Hello from Darth_Anton
« on: April 4, 2005, 05:37 PM »
Very nice to have your presence here. Hope you enjoy it and come back often!

Modern Trading / Re: Updated Trade List
« on: April 4, 2005, 05:28 PM »
Updated 4/4/05

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS variation/error thread
« on: April 4, 2005, 01:09 PM »
So, is it that the type is lower case? Because guard is spelled: g-u-a-r-d. Just curious.

AOTC/Saga had so many card corrections during the run. I wonder if Hasbro will as articulate in correcting errors like that with ROTS. Good eye ruiner! I will definitely have to check that out next time I go out for a figure run.

Modern Trading / Re: Looking to trade for any new ROTS figures!!
« on: April 4, 2005, 01:40 AM »
I am very interested, and have always been in your OC Boba Fetts and the OC chewie as well. Tell me what you covet for those and I can probably make it happen...

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS variation/error thread
« on: April 3, 2005, 12:51 AM »
Nice finds!

The obvious variations (please excuse anything that I get wrong, I'm a bit out of the loop):

- Anakin - 2 carded versions thus far - no cloak and no dark circles under eyes/ with cloak and dark circles under eyes

- Royal Guards - blue and red

- General Grevious - with cloak/cape and without

- Yoda - spinning action and cannon

- the blue and purple cards... The thing about this is, is there a difference? Do I need to have the Chewbacca on both colored cards to feel complete? Is one less common than the other?

A complaint I should probably air elsewhere...

- the peg holders are really chinsey. Very thin and do not seem to do well with a lot of handling.

I also think that this Amidala with child figure is going to earn a name much like 'monkey face Leia', but I fear what it will be...

SGT. Flint, nice finds! You must have had ample time to study the figure assortments when you went out. Wish I had the patience and the store I was at wasn't so crowded to afford me the luxury of studying things.

Revenge of the Sith / ROTS variation/error thread
« on: April 2, 2005, 01:08 AM »
I thought if anyone should start this thread, it should be me, the checklist creator. I pride myself on knowing as much as possible about variations and errors and I assume we will see our fair share of them from the SWIII figure waves.

So, while I have nothing at this time to report, I look forward to finding out what there may soon be in this department. So, if you find something interesting that relates, please share it with our fellow collectors of obscurity in this thread. If you suspect something, have any questions or want more details about specific production malfunctions and corrections this is the place to post. I assume there will be no missing pipe accessory and lets hope the clone trooper dot and visor is revisted in the Wookiee Warriors...

Best of luck and good hunting to all!

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