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Old May 10 2012, 12:14 AM   #391
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That sucks! But it's still a guarantee you'll get him, right?

Anyways, I'm stoked about the new CLONE WARS Battle Pack with cyber/robotic Darth Maul...Target seems to handle SW exclusives better than Walmart has and is about on par with Toys 'R' Us so with any luck it shouldn't take much effort to find at least one of these whenever they come out. Those Dathomir Witches/Nightsisters are just plain eerie characters and would be a fine addition to any SW figure line...their design is based on original artwork drawn up during the pre-production of Episode I when Lucas actively considered showing "Sith Witches." Those things would have been scary.
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Old May 10 2012, 12:14 AM   #392
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Perusing this thread has rejuvenated a long forgotten desire to collect toys.
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Old May 10 2012, 12:15 AM   #393
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My entire collection of Star Wars toys.


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Old May 10 2012, 12:23 AM   #394
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Hey, one's better than none at all. Besides, the handheld STAR WARS games were pretty nifty and fun for their time. I wish I still had mine, but I played those things so much that they went kaput and belly-up while I was still a kid. Never seemed to hold onto the game shells/cases for some reason. Meh. Oh well. They're always on eBay if I want to relive some of the old thrills.
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Old May 10 2012, 12:33 AM   #395
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This Rancor Monster giga pet was pretty cool. You fed it people. Once I saw that I had to have one.
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Old May 10 2012, 12:36 AM   #396
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If that's a Giga pet then it came out after I grew up...never got it, but I'm sure I saw it. If you've made as many toy runs over the years as I and others have you've probably seen at least one of everything. My 1980s handheld games and toys were about as primitive as PONG but man were they a blast for an elementary school kid to fool around with. Back then you had to use your imagination a lot more with electronic and battery-powered games because most of the graphics were so abysmal, but that just made them more fun.
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Old May 10 2012, 05:35 AM   #397
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They should do a kid or teenage Luke using childhood photos of Mark Hamill as a basis and guide. We've seen him as a newborn infant and a young adult, but never as a kid or teen. Since the Mythos line is supposed to feature things the characters did off-screen/in the Expanded Universe lore then it'd be really awesome to see what Luke looked like growing up with Owen and Beru.

Heck, we got to see Luke's father as a nine-year-old kid...why not his son? And at least Luke won't be screaming "yippee"!
But how would you make that a dynamic or interesting statue? Luke working on a moisture vaporator? The point is that his life was dull before the films started, and that's why he was so desperate to get away. I'm not knocking the idea, I'm just wondering what you think they should do with it.

Overall though, I think the Mythos line is a fantastic idea. The movies have been out 35 years. We've long ago gotten into repeat and obscurity when it comes to collectibles. These are something new. We've never seen an Obi-Wan like this, or a Darth Maul like this. They're giving us fantastic looking representations of these characters in ways we haven't seen before, and it's exciting.
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Old May 10 2012, 05:39 AM   #398
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They should do a kid or teenage Luke using childhood photos of Mark Hamill as a basis and guide. We've seen him as a newborn infant and a young adult, but never as a kid or teen. Since the Mythos line is supposed to feature things the characters did off-screen/in the Expanded Universe lore then it'd be really awesome to see what Luke looked like growing up with Owen and Beru.

Heck, we got to see Luke's father as a nine-year-old kid...why not his son? And at least Luke won't be screaming "yippee"!
But how would you make that a dynamic or interesting statue? Luke working on a moisture vaporator? The point is that his life was dull before the films started, and that's why he was so desperate to get away. I'm not knocking the idea, I'm just wondering what you think they should do with it.
Good points. Didn't think about that. Well, some books and graphic novels had Luke growing up with friends like Biggs and "Windy" and always getting into trouble doing something or other. Have a kid or teenage Luke holding a pair of electrobinoculars and pointing excitedly at something he sees in the distance. Toss in his T-16 Skyhopper helmet if you have to...we don't know how long he raced his Skyhopper before A NEW HOPE begins. He could have been a childhood pilot like his father, so they could toss in a Skyhopper helmet, binoculars or something and have Luke be gesturing or pointing excitedly at something. Meh. They're ideas, anyways. That's a start!
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Old May 10 2012, 05:42 AM   #399
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I could go for that. Man do I wish I had to money, not to mention shelf space, to be able to get all these. This line really excites me. Maybe if I'm lucky (ha!) these won't be hard to find on the secondary market, and the price will drop a bit.
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Old May 10 2012, 05:47 AM   #400
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Thanks for liking the ideas. Yeah, kid Luke doesn't sound at first like he might be the most exciting or appealing Mythos statue but with a little creativity and using the backstory that does exist and some childhood photographs of Mark Hamill I'm sure they could come up with something that would attract buyers...especially OT buyers. Hell, Hasbro spent most of 1999 selling action figures of Luke's father in a Podracing helmet and holding funky slave tools, so I imagine his more popular and beloved son would fare just as well if not better...especially as a lifelike statue.
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Old May 10 2012, 03:58 PM   #401
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1. 4-LOM the droid bounty hunter(2007).
2. Power of the Force 2 Han Solo(Hoth Gear, 1995).
3. Lott Dod, the Trade Federation representative in the Senate(2002).
4. R5-J2, an Imperial astromech droid aboard the second Death Star(2006).
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Old May 10 2012, 05:05 PM   #402
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Don't mention it! My useless, encyclopedic knowledge of these figures has to be good for something. Glad I could help. If there are any others you can't identify please feel free to take pics of them and let me take a look for you.
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Old May 10 2012, 07:00 PM   #403
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Late this morning I made two more brand-new scores at my buddy's local shop. He just got these out of the shipping box with some other figures as I arrived and he gave me first crack at whatever I wanted out of the shipment. I didn't want anything else but these two. They're not even officially out yet and might not be for a little while longer given the current craptastic distribution.

Thanks again, my friend! You and your shop help make this hobby so much easier sometimes!


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Old May 12 2012, 04:52 AM   #404
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Going to complain about another annoyance: Scale.
Mattel put out a few Batman two-packs this past year. One of them was a Batman and Gordon two pack. Now, I don't have a Gordon and was pretty excited. Then I found at that these are considered part of the "Movie Masters" line which for some reason is at a shorter scale than DC Universe. So I now have a Gordon, that looks like a shrimp next to any non movie Batman. Then things gets worse. The same line included Arkham City figures, which are all taller than a normal DCUC. Nightwing and Harley Quinn should not tower over Batman. What the hell Mattel? Why would you make your lines incompatible like this? I can't put this First Night Batman that came with Gordon with my other Batman figures, because he looks puny. The only Commissioner Gordon that you've ever made is just as shrimpy.
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Old May 12 2012, 06:30 AM   #405
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I personally would kill for a decent, widely-available line of Final Fantasy IV and VI action figures, or even statues with integral decorative bases. The Square Enix official merchandise shop is absolutely horrendous in terms of layout, and they only have merch from VII up anyways. Although the Play Arts Kai Adam Jensen looks ridiculously awesome.
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