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  1. I always felt that the 1:18 scale was the perfect way to go with LOTR. Unfortunately I have fallen in love with the 6" scale too. Maybe they can do both like the Prince Caspian figures?
  2. Does anyone know if the mullet Superman in classic duds, is a chase or a varient? I hope he is packed evenly with the black suit version, because if he is a chase then I am not likely to find one. I think they did it best with wave 2's varients, Superman red, and blue- one each per case.
  3. Saw the Clone wars series 1, and Legacy series 2 ( the clone wars animated wave) at SHOP KO, on Lancaster dr. in Salem, OR. Didn't know these were supposed to be out yet. I didn't pick any up because they were 9.99 a piece. Good luck!
  4. I always thought sigma six was cool. I got hated on from the begining, but the potential for these figures, far outway the cons in my opinion. The more classic characters that pop up, the more collectors will get used to the style. I don't think everyone will like them, but I am already seeing a turn in tone on many joe message boards. I really want to see more pics of the artic SE. I am dissapointed that he is an artic figure, and not a newer homage to the 85 Snake eyes. That would have been the ultimate treat to me!
  5. Actually, he was one, or at least in the cases that I opened there was only one. I believe there may have been more than one assortment, because I had a collector tell me he found a case where there were two packed in, but the cases we recieved only had singles (all the figures in the case were different).
  6. Yes its extremely popular, Most clones were. However, that doesn't explain why so many people couldn't find one in stores that had hundreds of the regular version. Having actually worked at a retail store during this time I can safely say that the ratio between the first Col. 1 releases compared to the latter were disproportionately huge. How often do the collectors on this board go toy hunting. I would say it would be higher than the average shopper, so of course some of us would see it, buy it, then be able to say these aren't rare. If you didn't see it at all, like many collectors, then I think you would be saying the opposite. At TRU: We recieved maybe 35 - 40 cases of col. 1 figures (#'s 1-12). We only recieved 5 cases of the assortment that had the shock trooper, and he was only one per case.
  7. I used to work for TRU, and we recieved maybe 4 or 5 cases where this shock trooper was only one per case. I didn't write down the asst. number, but I do remember it was in the same case as the green clone commander. If I remember correctly the case was packed with all singles, meaning it had twelve different figures to a twelve figure case. Its funny because, I have been looking at these guys on ebay recently, and I can't believe I didn't pick one up when I had the chance. @grumpy@
  8. EMB

    Where'd they go?

    I think what happened was that other stores, both retail, and online, complained about the Hasbro prices (Joes used to 4.99) and how it was udercutting their sales. So, like any company who wants to sell to brick and mortar stores, Hasbro raised their prices to accomodate them.
  9. I love the post above. It makes the most sense to me. I also think that real sets are a factor in the OT success. I think a poster somewhere above me mentioned that too...
  10. Its cool if that is your OPINION, but it sounds like you are stating it as fact. I personally thought that Ep 1 & 2 were very enjoyable, and Ep 3 only made what Lucas was trying to say more evident. I don't see myself as an apologist at all. I do like the OT more. However, it seems like people are forgetting that this story was made from a template of mythology, and Lucas seems to have stuck to that template pretty closely. I was simply saying that if you understood, or maybe actually have studied some of the stories Star Wars was based off of, you wouldn't have the opinion that you do now. Mind you, I am no expert, just have taken a few classes.
  11. I actually thought the same thing until my more recent viewings. I think Anakin did believe the Jedi Order had gone astray. He says so from the begining of the movie. Lets not forget that the Jedi forbid him to save his mother, forbid him to see Padme, and ultimately with a little bit of goading from palps, the jedi seem to go back on the code whenever it suited them. Lets not forget it is Anakin who never turns sides. We always assumed that he would turn not the people around him, but it is Anakins failure to recognize that the republic was no longer a democracy that made him do wrong things. Anakin as Darth seems to always believe he is serving the republic. When he finally realizes it, its too late.
  12. I actually don't agree about the acting being all that bad. Sure the kid in TPM coulda used some help, but he is just a kid. All of the star wars movies had there moments with acting, so using that as an excuse as to why you think they sucked doesn't really stand well with me. I do agree about the lack of "real" sets though. The scenes on Naboo that were filmed in Italy feel very real, and star warsy. I personally think that if you didn't like the prequels, maybe you aren't getting what Lucas was trying to achieve with this particular story. It isn't a new story, its been around since the begining of time (or at least our time). Mythology has a basic template, and I think George went with that template. He may have used methods that you disagree with, but overall I think it was successful, and for the most part very enjoyable.
  13. Actually he has admitted to being a poor writer. He has said so on numerous interviews that he loathes writing.
  14. I really don't get what you're are saying. If I remember correctly, Lucas directed whole sections of ROTJ. The entire throne room scene was done by him. I am also pretty sure "the freeing of the slaves" was intended. If you watch TPM again, just about all the dialog that seemed like "filler" actually meant something in the context of the whole saga. The reason Anakin turned to the darkside is even addressed. Its funny that fans were debating the reason for Anakins turn for years since TPM, and yet it was hidden in the dialog all along. Its cool if you don't like the prequels. I happen to think they enhanced the OT, so I like them very much. I recommend this site to anyone who is interested at Lucas's visual storytelling, or more specifically Star Wars. It really brings the prequels into a much better light, and explains a lot. It is very interesting, and long, but very much a good read. Star Wars: The Visual Tale
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