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Katarn07
04-24-2005, 07:42 PM
http://www.basecontact.com/

Read the news about the Universe Huge set and Champions of the Force.

http://www.basecontact.com/index.php?chapter=105

Read and see the next minis of the set and make sure you don't drown in your drool.

I am also getting that AT-AT for Xmas. No doubt about it :D

ZBomber
04-24-2005, 08:54 PM
I actually kinda don't like how there are BIG things in the mini sets. :\

Zappa_0
04-24-2005, 09:37 PM
Those would be cool to display.

El Sitherino
04-25-2005, 02:53 AM
I'm digging the Rancor. :D

Katarn07
04-25-2005, 03:04 PM
I'm getting different responses in terms of rarity. Some places say the Boga and Rancor are very rares and the rest will be rares or less. Other sources say all will be commons. I really hope this is the case. Six boosters per case so I'll get a case and a half and be missing one huge. I'll trade off all my prequel pulls and focus on getting all the OT oriented stuff.

Katarn07
07-30-2005, 01:49 AM
http://www.starwars.com/gaming/other/rpg/news20050728.html

Great pics in there of nonhuges. Then of course, there are previews at two sites once a week. All of them are listed here (http://www.basecontact.com/). Dark Trooper not as powerful as I'd like him to be in game, but he's an awesome and large mini. His gun is weird, but whatever, still cool.

ZBomber
07-30-2005, 02:04 AM
Hmm, the clone and nexu look pretty cool. ;)

daring dueler
07-30-2005, 02:43 PM
I thought i might have been done after i got boba, but now... i need davin felth and kyle and the darktrooper, and i gotts ta get the rancor, at-st, and at-at...well just when you think your out, they pull you back in!

Katarn07
07-30-2005, 09:20 PM
Yeah, EU is where it's all at. There is a young female Jedi Knight from NJO who in early, low res and blurry pics most people thought was Kyp Durron. Too bad, but at the same time, Kyp's a real bastard. I hope they make a Corran Horn, his wife, and most importantly the Solo kids first.

Bon Solar
07-31-2005, 04:54 AM
Is that Luke or Han on the White beast?? (cant remember the name :()

Katarn07
07-31-2005, 03:05 PM
It's Luke on Tauntaun. It's yet to be said it is officially Luke but most people seem quite confident it's him. I wish it was a generic Hoth trooper on Tauntaun. Either way, it's a nice piece.

daring dueler
07-31-2005, 03:33 PM
It would be pretty cool to have it be just a hoth soldier rather than luke or solo... but either way it really nice. The entire collectin is done very well in sculpt and paint.

Katarn07
07-31-2005, 09:04 PM
The ones in green are realistic guesses, the red ones are complete wild guesses.
http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/6757/universe32wg.jpg
Basically, where X is the rarity, in order from most to least sure:

x
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Found this.

daring dueler
07-31-2005, 09:13 PM
Thanks for finding that lol, now i just need to come here to check what to try to buy.

Katarn07
08-01-2005, 12:07 PM
Yeah, I wanted to see who would be good trades. The first 12 aren't important to me. If I pull a VR Vong Warmaster, I'd like him but trade him off for more important ones. I'm skeptical about another Chewie and Vader as well. Although, this Vader is supposed to kick ass and have him in his prime as he hunts down the remaining Jedi between RotS and ANH. That'd be cool. Hope his sculpt is good.

daring dueler
08-01-2005, 04:21 PM
Yah, i really want Kyle lol, then ill worry about the rest. Maybe ill buy more this time and really get inot the trading scene.

Katarn07
08-01-2005, 04:25 PM
Heh, that list is off already. They released a preview of the Bith and it turns out he's a Rebel. Neat little mini though.

WotC Preview (http://boards1.wizards.com/showthread.php?p=6852528#post6852528)

daring dueler
08-01-2005, 05:47 PM
Cool. The more i think about these, they become even coller to me. I loved the first sets, but didnt get TOO into it, but i might now. Since my hasbro collecting is cut back to only be 1 figure instead of two of each, and basically no ships. I still have not bought the newer unleashed, But i need the next wave, cant pass up Asajj and such.

Katarn07
08-02-2005, 02:05 AM
Unleashed are looking better and better. I didn't really like the first few 'emotionally themed' ones. I prefer realisim to abstract.

daring dueler
08-02-2005, 02:08 AM
I just think they look cool, like star wars mcfarlane almost, the original ones like maul and jango arnt too great tho. But i love all the bounty hunters, the solo, vader...stormie, i think they are great.

Katarn07
08-02-2005, 02:14 AM
Yeah, the last you mentioned and Luke Snowtrooper all come to mind as good. I had to get Obi and Anakin from RotS simply because that was the moment everyone had been waiting for in the entire prequel trilogy. It is one of the best parts of the saga for me, though I feel TPM has a better fight in terms of actual swordplay. I guess two on one and a double bladed weapon make things more interesting though.

daring dueler
08-02-2005, 02:21 AM
True it was a big moment, i was (am) short on cash so im gonna pas on them for a while, but im starting to get more money for random things, so ill pick up with the new ones. I cant wait for the new minis tho.

Katarn07
08-02-2005, 02:26 AM
You didn't get them? They're not hard at all so take your time. I have trouble making them stand on their bases. If you look in my pics, you'll See Obi isn't even on his :p

daring dueler
08-02-2005, 02:31 AM
Nope i didnt yet. Ill MAKE my obi get on there, i used to custom remember...yah well it gave me one skill, putting holes in things.

Actually a couple of the worste standing ones are luke hoth, and obi wan on geonosis, they always lean one way or another.

Katarn07
08-02-2005, 02:39 AM
My dad got Obi on Geonosis free from the 'points' you get from spending with the SW credit card. He's got him on his desk. Obi and Qui are his fav characters. He liked Ewan in RotS and Sir Alec more than Ewan in the other two. Still, he'll take what he can get because I paid for the Mustufaar battle myself :p

daring dueler
08-02-2005, 02:43 AM
Obi wan is one of my favorite charactors as well, besides solo, hes maybe my favorite "good guy" ..maybe.

Ofcourse Alec Guiness is the $hit, but i really like Ewan as an actor, i think hes gonna be a big star as time passes.

Katarn07
08-02-2005, 02:47 AM
Yeah, I agree 100%. Solo was, is, and may always be my favorite good guy. I liked Luke better in RotJ for some reason. The scoundrel in Solo vanished and he became more of a gentleman. I guess he didn't wanna blow his second chance to hook up with Leia? I dunno.... Alec's Obi was always a great guy, but Ewan did good showing how he too was once like Luke (as he tells Yoda in ESB) and how he matured to be the guy we knew. Very well done character development, while I may disagree with some of the other things in the PT.

daring dueler
08-02-2005, 02:52 AM
Yah Obi, maul, Dooku...and a few other things were the best part of PT, we both know we have our problems with it.... Nothing beats Han... and that classic bad ass quote. "your taun taun will freeze before you reach the 3rd marker"

and mr basass says "then ill see you in hell!"
Love him.

Katarn07
08-02-2005, 03:23 PM
There's a Nute Gunray (http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=swminis/article/universepreview7) mini now. I hope he's VR so if I pull him, he's worth trading away for someone I'd rather have :p He's got a great sculpt and paint job though. Can't complain there.

I'm not getting the whole set. Just Original Trilogy and post Original Trilogy EU. Haven't decided on the Vong. I want them, just not as much as all the others.

daring dueler
08-02-2005, 04:15 PM
Yah, the only care i have is OT as well, id trade away all my prequl stuff, and might... I do want Vong though, i like that part of EU kinda interesting, and to think they wanted boba fett dead, hah, it their dreams.

(we all know he made it out of the sarlaac, dont be a fool!)

Katarn07
08-02-2005, 04:19 PM
Don't let admin Kurgan see you say that. He thinks it's as bad as blasphemy! At least he agrees on them changing his voice for the DVD was dumb.

Yeah, I read three of the NJO novels. They're not my favorite, but I do like how the Jedi aren't all poweful against them. They're the Borg of SW.

daring dueler
08-02-2005, 04:47 PM
Yah when i found out about the changes (bobas voice, spirits...) i was livid.
But as far as im concerned Boba survived, i accpet most EU as canon anyways.

Yah lol, they are kinda borg haha.

Katarn07
08-02-2005, 04:50 PM
Yeah, I am not a big fan of the PT era EU stuff. Too much to absorb. They have too much stuff going on and now that I'm older, don't have time. I do have a few novels. Darth Maul Shadow Hunter (Darth Maul kicking ass!) and Rogue Planet (which sets the stage for NJO with the Vong sneaking in and stuff and has a very young Tarkin and the dude the dude that designed the TIEs and stuff, forgot his name....)

OT EU was done in a lot less force and had 20 years to do it so they seemed to take their time and I was able to take my time. I've read quite a bit. X-Wing books are by far my favorite series. Stackpole kicks ass. He needs to do some Kyle novels.

daring dueler
08-02-2005, 05:04 PM
I have Rougue Planet, but yah i never got into PT EU, just OT.

Zahn is still one of ym favorites. But my absolute favorite EU book (not couning the dark forces ones ofcourse...they are just awsome) is Shadows Of The Empire. And the book where Boba and Vader face off, i forget which seriees it was in, it was also in a comic.

Katarn07
08-02-2005, 05:08 PM
Yeah, I actually never read SotE. I read the juvenile version back in '95. Zahn is good. Loved the Heir to the Empire series. First adult novels I read.

daring dueler
08-02-2005, 05:12 PM
Heir to the empire, Thats why i Love Mara (that and she was in mysteries of the sith).

Bon Solar
08-02-2005, 05:16 PM
Are the SW books any good??

daring dueler
08-02-2005, 05:18 PM
Alot of them, yes. But not all of them, the better ones are from the Original Trilogy, dont fall into the PT black hole of literature.

Katarn07
08-02-2005, 05:20 PM
Start with Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, and The Last Command. They're the first EU books written and to me, are among the best. The X-Wing books, the first four at least by Stackpole, are great as well.

Bon Solar
08-02-2005, 05:22 PM
Are they action packed and interesting??

Katarn07
08-02-2005, 05:25 PM
X-Wing definately is. Some of them are packed with politics that bored me when I was little, but I think you're old enough to enjoy the slow parts as well as the action. Stackpole's writing kicks ass. You feel as if you're in the dogfight with Rogue Squadron ;) Plus, Wedge Antilles is the star and this series is what lanched that minor character into stardom for fanboys. Another main character, Corran Horn, is first introduced. He later becomes a Jedi Master in the New Jedi Order and he's a great character.

daring dueler
08-02-2005, 05:26 PM
Pretty good as far as action, but the storyline is quite compelling. I still love the Dark Forces and Jedi Knight series the best out of everything, but you kinda gotta be a Kyle fan to understand some of it.

Bon Solar
08-02-2005, 05:27 PM
Im a bit Kyle fan, i didnt know there were books :S

Katarn07
08-02-2005, 05:27 PM
There is a three part series based off of the game, Jedi Knight. The first tells of how Kyle ends up with the Rebels and it ends with level one of the first game. The second two tell the tale of Jedi Knight with stuff you don't see in the game.

It's been 6 or so years since I read the DF series. I wish they'd write more starring Kyle instead of basing them off stories we knew from the games. Still, the stories are short and decent. The illustrations in the last one are amazing. Don't recall the first two and I know they had different illustrators.

Bon Solar
08-02-2005, 05:29 PM
Ill see if i can find any of your recommendations in the shops, thanx

daring dueler
08-02-2005, 05:30 PM
The artwork was amazing. yeah different artists, but you wouldnt even know. I beleive the artist for the 3rd one was dorman or somethign like that.

Katarn07
08-02-2005, 05:33 PM
Yeah, it was Dorman. I know the name because he did a whole bunch of SW art in the mid/ late '90s.

I don't own many SW books. Just a few. I got Splinter of the Mind's Eye from '77. First EU thing ever and written before George finished the script for ESB. It's ok. It only cost $.25 so I took it. I also have TPM novel, Rogue Planet, and Darth Maul Shadow Hunter. All my other SW books are reference materials like visual dictionaries, cross sections, essential guides, or the encyclopedia itself.

daring dueler
08-02-2005, 05:38 PM
Yah i have alot of guides and essentials, but i have TPM, AOTC, and ROTS movie books. Rougue planet, all 3 of the kyle katarn books. Some Bounty Hunter and cantina books, SOTE, a couple NJO books, ...i dont even rememebr the other books. I know i have book with Kyp Durron and Corran Horn and such.

Katarn07
08-02-2005, 05:42 PM
Jedi Academy Trilogy by Kevin Anderson most likely if it's not NJO.

I want to get all the reference books. I need the cross sections for RotS and the other 'Incredible Worlds' ones. I got AotC for Xmas. I'd love the OT one. The others I'd just like to have to make my collection of books complete.

I always borrowed books from a friend. He had all the X-Wing books and stuff as well as other good books like Crichton and what not. The last thing I read was the Narnia books which I bought. Before that? Halo and Indiana Jones :p

daring dueler
08-02-2005, 05:45 PM
I like those friends, the lending ones. Kinda like the library, he will let you barrow all his stuff in the hopes of being your friend. ENTER: Bookman.

"finding pictures of peepee's and weewee's"...classic.

Katarn07
08-02-2005, 06:30 PM
:lol:

Yeah. I lent him video games back in grade school. His brother rolled over my DF II: JK disc. He bought me a new one so it's all good. I hadn't talked to him since 7th grade until my senior year. I was skeptical of lending him KotOR II and Prince of Persia II, but he returned them as I gave them.

daring dueler
08-02-2005, 10:56 PM
Thats good, i love it when things are returned.

Like my jabba...eh z? (how long did you have him..i didnt even know)

Bon Solar
08-03-2005, 12:03 PM
I always seem to loose stuff i lend to others :smash:

Katarn07
08-03-2005, 09:53 PM
Well... I preordered three cases of Universe Huge for $240 (that includes UPS Ground shipping and my 1% store discount I've earned over the past year). That's 6 boosters a case, eighteen total. The whole 1/3 chance of a booster having a VR instead of an R means I'll be getting two per case, six total. The remaining will have a rare, four per case, twelve total. The rarity for Huges is said to be different. There is UC-VR. It is said it will be possible to pull a basic mini VR and a Huge VR from the same booster. Not sure how many VR Huges per case there will be. Perhaps one to a case or one to every other case? I dunno.... All I know is outta eighteen huges, I better at least pull all the UCs and Rs I want. I could care less for the Boga, so if I get a huge VR, I want it to be the Rancor :D

ZBomber
08-03-2005, 10:12 PM
Thats good, i love it when things are returned.

Like my jabba...eh z? (how long did you have him..i didnt even know)

Must I bring up Xizor? ;)

daring dueler
08-03-2005, 11:34 PM
Xior was not my fault exactly, and i replaced it,

Katarn07
08-03-2005, 11:36 PM
Man you guys played rough with those things.... I broke a TIE pilot's head off trying to make a custom Han as Imperial. I didn't know about the boil and pop method yet :p

daring dueler
08-03-2005, 11:44 PM
Actually it was my dog who broke xior, i didnt really break too many of ym figures..at least not on accident. Ive replaced every broken figure tho.

Katarn07
08-03-2005, 11:48 PM
My friend broke his PotF2 Chewie's leg off and bought another. His '95 PotF2 Han's torso seperated and his head fell off and he got a new one. I took the head for my failed custom. He lost Dash Rendar and got a new one. We found it in the AT-AT cockpit a few days later :p I lost my Luke on Speederbike once, but found it a few weeks later under my bed. I found it right before I was heading to the store to get a replacement.

Hey Andrew, check a few posts up about my purchase I made today if you haven't seen it alread.

daring dueler
08-03-2005, 11:53 PM
Coolness, yet expensive lol.

Katarn07
08-04-2005, 12:03 AM
Yeah it was. I cashed the last check I got for it. :p My collection of RS seems it cost me less, yet perhaps since it took me nearly a year to complete it, it just seems that way.

Starter = 20
5 Boosters = 45
Case = 90
Obi single = 30
Luke Jedi Single = 22
Emperor Single = 22
5 Reprint Boosters = 45
Dewback Single = 25
Wampa Single = 15
R2 Single would be around 10 if I get him. That trade of mine fell through :(

That's like, $330 or so I think. A whole set sells for $300 atm, but after the reprint of RS is gone, it'll go back up to $400 where it was at. Plus, I sold a bunch of dupes I got so it cost me less than $300. This will get me closer to completing the set much faster, even though I blew a whole check on it. But what do I buy? Nothing. My parents buy me my essential needs and my dad is more into Hasbro than me, so he still pays for it all. I'm 2000 short of that car, but more hours and better pay at Blockbuster will get me there faster.

daring dueler
08-04-2005, 12:13 AM
Yah, im gonna be broke soon. I got a little over a hundred of spare cash...the trip to maine is gonna be like 60 plus gas...and i gotta get a couple presents for people, and i need Dane Cooks new cd...Uff.

Katarn07
08-04-2005, 12:15 AM
Yeah.... That sucks. Do you still have that job or what? I know I asked but I forgot what the response was.

daring dueler
08-04-2005, 12:20 AM
Well i hjave yet to be called back in to TRU, but i was gonna work as an eceltricions apprentice again, but due to financial problems he couldnt afford to hire me again.

Katarn07
08-04-2005, 12:25 AM
That sucks...

How long ago did you apply? It took Blockbuster a few weeks to call me. I had actually just given up hope a few days before I got the call. I plan on sticking around there for at least a year and may take the manager up on the manager promotion. I told him I wouldn't start as a manager until I got a feel of what college is like. From what I hear, the community college I'm going to is like a bigger version of highschool. If that's the case, I'm definately gonna accept the promotion. Better pay, more hours. Hell yeah :cool:

daring dueler
08-04-2005, 12:29 AM
Its been about a week, they said wait a week or two. Yah its better to get a good feal for college first. Ill probably be going to UMASS ...which has like a huge, HUGE population, and the campus is very big and complex, people have gotten lost on the campus lol.

Katarn07
08-04-2005, 12:32 AM
I really hate change. I'm kinda nervous. Not so much for how hard it's gonna be or anything. I don't mind the work. Hell, I rarely did my homework and got away with a 3.8 GPA over my entire Highschool thing. Even me nearly failing Pre Calc didn't effect that.... It's just it's all new and all of my friends (at least the ones I would do stuff outside of school with) aren't going there and most aren't even gonna live around here anymore. You know I'm not that social to begin with. It's like starting all over again. Grrr :mad:

daring dueler
08-04-2005, 12:38 AM
I HATE and fear change. Im very nervous about leaving my freinds, very. Although luckily a few people i know will be at UMASS, and and of my freinds (happened to be my prom date) will be at another college less than 10 minutes away. But one of my best friends is going to Penn State university, which is far away...and my other best friend doesnt know where hes goign, kinda sad...cus ill have to say alot of goodbyes.

ZBomber
08-04-2005, 12:43 AM
On the topic of broken figures, I broke Emperor (cut his cape) Sandtrooper (leg fell off), C-3PO (Andrew took his limbs off, I tried and broke mine), and then cut guns and stuff.

Katarn07
08-04-2005, 12:48 AM
I read an old thread about you guys looking for that Sandtrooper leg. Made me smile :)

Yeah, well, you got a whole year to enjoy it while it lasts. I made the best of it. I'm sure you will too. I dreaded high school going into it. I hated my freshman year and all the people I met then. Things looked up sophomore year. I met some of my best friends then and thats when I met B. She made things better for me. Then Jr yr I got social all of a sudden and went out and did things more often than I had.

daring dueler
08-04-2005, 12:53 AM
I liked freshamn year, but other than that, my high school career basically mirrors yours, minus b...although i had someone kinda in that place. Im gonna makew sure senior year kicks ass, i dont care if i get in more trouble, although i cant afford another write-up, i already got 1..bah.

Katarn07
08-04-2005, 01:13 AM
I still stayed outta trouble. They had a new rule my Jr year. Three ditches and the Villa Park police department would give you a $75 ticket. Such bull****, especially for those who were 18. I had to be creative when I ditched. Jr year I did so twice and they came back as unexcused. I dared not do it a third time. Sr year, I did so with a sub and just told the teacher I came in late and they must've marked absent instead of tardy, did so when we got back early from a field trip so it was excused for the rest of the day anyways, did so half of Sr Ditch day and said I was gonna go to the dentist, and did so two other times where they came back unexcused. Pretty crafty :p

daring dueler
08-04-2005, 01:17 AM
Very crafty.

I never cut school, but i have plans to senior year, very thought out...multiple people. I ditch class....alot.... But i got caught in the girls locker room by the head master lol, that was bad. And i may have broken a glass clock in an attemot to frame somebody of clock tampering..so i got in trouble a little. The trick is not getting caught. Btw i was not soem perv in the locker room it was after school hours, trying to get to a part of the school through a short cut. Im Currently working on aplan to bring in a slip n slide inot the senior Privelige study hall free period. and a live lobster as a gift for my homeroom teacher, takes planning.

Katarn07
08-04-2005, 01:22 AM
All the guys in my class in grade school (I went to Lutheran school; class of 14, 3 other guys) got caught in the girls locker room after school one day. I was looking for my coat which I misplaced somewhere and thought maybe a friend took it with her to PE or something after music. It was funny. I walked out and a teacher walked by. I just turned around and looked at the pic of the girl in the dress on the door that said 'girls.' I just took my glasses off and wiped them on my shirt and just pretended I read the sign wrong :p We didn't get in trouble, we explained the situation.

ZBomber
08-04-2005, 01:29 AM
My school sucks. >_> None of my friends can drive obviously, and me and Andrew live far away from most of the kids we go to school with, so if one of your friends can't drive, out parents have to drive a half an hour to bring us places, and they usually don't want to.

So I don't get to do anything exciting until I get my driver's license/permit/whatever. :p

Katarn07
08-04-2005, 01:33 AM
I'm 18 and still don't have a license. I might pick it up next week though. Even though Blockbuster is a few minutes drive oppoesed to a 20 minute one like Hollywood is, I'd still like to get myself over there without my mommy to take me. Plus I'll definately need it for college.

daring dueler
08-04-2005, 01:35 AM
I get out alot actually, but my friends pick me up often.

ZBomber
08-04-2005, 01:36 AM
I get out alot actually, but my friends pick me up often.

Yeh, but you didn't really do anything before Junior year much.

Katarn07
08-04-2005, 01:39 AM
Nor did I. This one kid, who I hate now because he's an ******* to all my other friends, and I hung out all the time. He liked WWII and military stuff. That's all we really had in common. My friends all pick me up as well. It's work I get driven to by my parents or sisters.

daring dueler
08-04-2005, 01:42 AM
Yah sophmore year all i really did was parties, but not much hanging out.
One of my best freinds james picks me up alot, so one way or anothjer i get to where thinsg are happening.

Bon Solar
08-04-2005, 06:08 AM
$240 - man thats a lot your willing to dish out. I think i'll just by a few boosters..

Katarn07
08-04-2005, 11:51 AM
Yeah, yeah it is :p

I've seen people say they're getting five cases :eek: Most people also got cases for the last three sets. That's alot more money spent. I think that's all I'll need to spend to get the minis I want and have a near complete set.

daring dueler
08-04-2005, 12:40 PM
Its chump change to Katarn, hes so rich.

I think ill buy a few packs, in hope of getting what iw ant, and trade or buy what i want and dotn get.

Katarn07
08-04-2005, 12:46 PM
Speculation for the rarity breakdown per case is this:

2 VR Regulars, 4 R Regulars. That's fact because the chances of VR instead of R is 1/3, and there's 6 boosters a case.

1 VR Huge, 2 R Huge, 3 UC Huge. Now this sounds bad for you fellas. It's a 1/6 chance to pull that Rancor or Boga. If this is the case, I'll have three VR Huges. Don't want the Boga, only need one Rancor. Great trading piece for those who didn't get cases me thinks, eh?

daring dueler
08-04-2005, 12:57 PM
Ill probly but some online, but not too many. And i do want the rancor, so i hope i either pull that or some piece i can trade for it. I like my chances because the last 4 boosters i bought had a VR in it lol. it went wamps, luke jedi, vader, probe droid..on a roll.

Katarn07
08-04-2005, 01:13 PM
I hear the AT-ST is a R unfortunately. It was originally UC. I wanted to get two or three of them but if it's R, I guess it's worth trading for other things to complete my set first.

Oh, and a preview of Wedge is up. I am really let down by the sculpt. Compare these shots:

http://www.wizards.com/global/images/swminis_article_universepreview8_pic1_en.jpg
vs
http://www.constanzeruettger.de/Star_Wars/Bucher/Wedge/wedge1.jpg

His hair is all wrong and he seems too fat. They shoulda given him his helmet because without it, he looks like just another average X-Wing pilot (which he's not).

daring dueler
08-04-2005, 01:22 PM
The sculpt does not do the man justice...
I mean, were talking Wedge Antillies people, not Dack..pff.

Katarn07
08-04-2005, 01:24 PM
It's hard making a mini. I guess the face isn't THAT bad, but his hair still irks me. Dack Ralter. Pff. What a loser. He got killed without getting shot down :p

daring dueler
08-04-2005, 01:35 PM
Haha, yah, he had a pretty bad death..and luke didnt even bother to save him from the AT-AT foot. I mean luke saved other people, but he was like, "dack, dack!?" and thinking, great, im never gonna get the dead body smell outa this thing...i cant pick up chicks in a speeder smelling like death.

(that made me think of stewie, "i smell death on you.")

Katarn07
08-04-2005, 01:41 PM
Haha, that whole picking up chicks thing made me laugh.

daring dueler
08-04-2005, 01:45 PM
Luke was a Pimp, he got all the laides, man the girls at the toshie station, total sluts. The only bigger player in the universe was lando.

Katarn07
08-04-2005, 01:46 PM
Took the words right outta my mouth about Lando. And yeah, wasn't Cammie or whatever her name is in that deleted scene a porn star?

daring dueler
08-04-2005, 01:49 PM
Lol, no idea.

Katarn07
08-04-2005, 01:51 PM
Hehe, and I'm not joking around or about the character. I'm talking the actress. Coulda sworn I read that somewhere.

And why can we not see those deleted scenes already?! I don't care if they slowed down the movie, I don't need them inserted into the movie. I just want them shown in the bonus features or something. Same with the sandstorm scene in RotJ.

daring dueler
08-04-2005, 01:58 PM
Yah , i dunno about the porn star or not. Thats what i was lookign forward to on the dvd, those scenes. I think there some deleted sceens from the death star too.

Katarn07
08-04-2005, 02:08 PM
Hrm, didn't hear about those. I'd like to see all the deleted stuff, whether it's worthless or not. TPM had some great scenes and some awful ones. Greedo on Tatooine as a boy? Lamest thing I'd seen. An extended Pod Race sequence? While it would slow the movie alot, it was fun to watch at least once. Farewell to Jira and Qui-Gon slicing Maul's Probe? Why wasn't that inserted into the movie? That kicked ass :D

I hear they're inserting the Mon Mothma scenes for RotS. Hope that's true. I was upset she didn't make the final cut. She's one of the founders of the Rebellion for crying out loud!

daring dueler
08-04-2005, 02:12 PM
Yah, i would love to have those inserted. reminds of when i first playd dark froces, and kyle was getting briefed...loved that part.

Katarn07
08-04-2005, 02:14 PM
When I first saw Kyle, I was like "Ugh! I play some ugly fat man!" :lol: He sounded terrible too. But the mission briefings Jan gives you that you read made me fall in love with the characters by the fourth level.... He kicked ass in Jedi Knight, no complaints there.

And with this, I'll be off. Maybe I'll talk to ya tonight.

daring dueler
08-04-2005, 02:17 PM
Yah, the graphics kinda sucked, but still. In JK he definalty kicked ass, i loved learining his story and his fathers, with Rhan and such.
(cya)

ZBomber
08-04-2005, 09:39 PM
I'll probably get whatever common duplicates Andrew gets, that what happened for the other minis I have. :p

daring dueler
08-04-2005, 10:12 PM
Yah you can have my duplicates unless they are rares or very rares...i did give you a greddo though lol.

Katarn07
08-04-2005, 11:59 PM
Yeah, commons aren't worth trading or selling unless they're in numbers. I traded 9 stormies (one UC stormie officer and one UC heavy stormie, the rest were C) for 2 rares. Best trade ever!

daring dueler
08-05-2005, 09:38 AM
Lol, noones getting my stormies, i keep them all on a shelf, my stormie shelf. Has like applause and figures, and my helmet, and an army od stormie minis lol.

Katarn07
08-05-2005, 12:34 PM
Yeah, I kept around 15 for myself and wanted to do some trading to complete my set. I have about 6 bagged ones I am trying to unload onto someone along with some other UCs for that R2. I don't wanna buy him off eBay too! Oh, by the way, just got my Wampa and Dewback. They're nice minis.

Bon Solar
08-05-2005, 04:52 PM
Im going to pre-order some booster packs tomorrow, i can't wait to see the Huge figures :D

daring dueler
08-06-2005, 11:26 PM
hey got 500 vader.YAH! lol...that is all.

Katarn07
08-06-2005, 11:38 PM
Haha, yeah. I like the play feature on him, don't like how thick and 'opaque' the plastic is. Better than a bubble that would get smashed to hell I guess.

ZBomber
08-07-2005, 12:01 AM
Where'd you get it Andrew? Johns, or did you find it in the store?

daring dueler
08-07-2005, 12:28 PM
target, 1 of 3. the other 2 were smashed to hell. I wont be getting anything from johns until hes done moving location from Leicstar to Worcester. I think he should be situated at his new place next week.

Katarn07
08-07-2005, 11:26 PM
http://www.basecontact.com/library/universe-sneak.jpg

Icky stormies compared to the RS ones. I hope they look better in person. The two aliens (is that a Kaminoan I see; sure looks like it!) and Dr. Evanzan look great. The speeder I could care less for. Trade fodder; wish it were R and not UC because I'm likely to get duplicates of it.

daring dueler
08-08-2005, 09:41 AM
I like the crouching stormie lol. I hope i get an Evazan...i always liked his stories..too bad hes dead.

Katarn07
08-08-2005, 12:54 PM
Yeah, I did love the Tales of the Mos Eisely Cantina. As a matter of fact, all three tales books I read were great. Jabba's Palace and Bounty Hunters are the other two I'm referring to.

http://boards1.wizards.com/showthread.php?t=478692

AWESOME! That Vader's sculpt and stats kick ass! :D He's only a rare too!

daring dueler
08-09-2005, 12:15 AM
I have all 3 of those books. That is a nice figure.

Katarn07
08-10-2005, 01:46 AM
I wanna look to buy those. Those defined EU for me as a kid. Take a two second character and BAM, you got their biography.

daring dueler
08-13-2005, 12:09 PM
Yah Thats one reason i loved the cantina and Jabbas palace...When i was younger i loved the alienms and learning about them and such. And well..bounty hunters,,your not a fan unless you know that bosk ate his sibblings

Katarn07
08-18-2005, 07:37 PM
BAM (http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=swminis/article/setlistuniversegallery)!

My cases shipped today. I should get them no later than Monday. Kyle I see is now alot cooler. His hair is fuller, I see the Bryar on his left hip, and his saber is green. Pity he's VR. I'm gonna get 6 outta 10 VRs, one of which is PT and I don't want, so the odds aren't bad. Other than Kyle, the ones I want most as usual are the Fringers. The aliens and beasts both kick ass. :D

daring dueler
08-22-2005, 11:19 AM
Yah, too bad i still am low on the money. Ill have to buy a few packs and hope i either get a Kyle, or a good trade peice.

Katarn07
08-24-2005, 02:21 AM
Huges
Rancor (w00t! :D)
AT-ST (one's better than none I guess, but I was hoping to pull two)
BARC (gonna trade off for another AT-ST)
Acklay
Reek
Flash Speeder
Hailfire Droid
Bantha
X-1 Viper Droid

Normal - VRs:
Dr. Evanan x2
Prince Xizor x2
Baron Fel
Grand Admiral Thrawn

Normal - Rs:
Dash Rendar x2
B'omarr Monk
Guri
Lobot
Ponda Baba x2
Darth Vader, Jedi Hunter
Chewbacca, Rebel Hero a.k.a. Endor
Luke on Tauntaun
Nien Nunb
Wedge Antilles

Still Missing:
Lando Calrissian, Hero of Taanab (R)
Admiral Ackbar (VR)
Han Solo, Rebel Hero a.k.a Endor (R)
Princess Leia, Rebel Hero a.k.a. Endor (VR)
Kyle Katarn (VR)
Luke, Jedi Master a.k.a. NJO (VR)
Nom Anor (R)
Warmaster Tsavong Lah (VR)

I can trader my dupe VRs/ Rs easily for the ones I'm missing. I'm hoping to trade few UC huges for one VR at a time. Wonder if there would be any takers for that. I'm so excited though I pulled the rancor and an AT-ST :D

ZBomber
08-24-2005, 03:39 AM
Oooh, I want a Ponda Baba!

daring dueler
08-24-2005, 12:13 PM
Hey Katarn, yah when i get a few sets be ready to trade, Cus im interested in some of your duplicates.

Andrelvis
08-24-2005, 02:34 PM
Finally, I can have the Yuuzhan Vong! Yay! :D What I really want next is a set with huge X-Wing and TIE miniatures... Who knows, maybe even a Coralskipper!

daring dueler
08-24-2005, 03:12 PM
Kinda an oximoron..Huge Minis.

Katarn07
08-24-2005, 03:29 PM
Only vehicles planned after Universe so far are the AT-AT (this November.... it's MASSIVE) and a Snowspeeder in the next Huge set which should come out summer next year. There will probably be a few other vehicles in that set. I'm hoping for an AT-PT.

I already have a few trades lined up. Xizor for Kyle. How could I not resist? Also got Ponda Baba lined up for an RS R2-D2 (last mini needed to complete that set!) and 2 of 3 duplicate banthas for Lando, Hero of Taanab.

daring dueler
08-24-2005, 07:05 PM
Ill get a few boosters inna week or two i guess.

Katarn07
08-25-2005, 04:43 AM
If you can pick them up, the Viper Droid seems to be the heaviest so don't go cherry picking for that Rancor ;) The AT-ST, BARC, and Ackaly seem to be the lightest.

daring dueler
08-25-2005, 11:49 AM
Good to know. I still only REALLY want Kyle, dark trooper, and the rancor or at-st.

Katarn07
08-26-2005, 02:18 AM
Good news for you is the Darktrooper is an UC. I managed to pull two. The other huges are really nice nonetheless, so don't feel you got screwed not getting them. I got new pics of my minis:

Heroes (http://home.comcast.net/~katarn07/wsb/media/498477/site1121.JPG)
Villains (http://home.comcast.net/~katarn07/wsb/media/498477/site1122.JPG)
Fringers (BIG version) (http://home.comcast.net/~katarn07/wsb/media/498477/site1123.JPG) (I love the aliens the most and hated to see this resized :p, you can clearly see all the details on all the individual minis this way)
Fringers (56k Friendly) (http://home.comcast.net/~katarn07/wsb/media/498477/site1124.jpg)
Battle of Hoth (http://home.comcast.net/~katarn07/wsb/media/498477/site1125.JPG)
Battle of Endor/ NJO vs Shadow Academy (http://home.comcast.net/~katarn07/wsb/media/498477/site1126.JPG)

daring dueler
08-27-2005, 09:39 PM
good stuff....Good good stuff.