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JR2000Z
02-07-2001, 12:17 AM
Does anybody know where I can find a demo of Final Fantisy VIII? And is the game any good?

Keyan Farlander
02-07-2001, 12:18 AM
I think it's a snooze and a half, but a lot of people I know think it's great.

Nute Gunray
02-07-2001, 12:24 AM
I spend my money on action figures, so i'm not exactly the best person to ask about wise purchases.

Zoom Rabbit
02-07-2001, 05:28 AM
I spend my money on chicken feathers and string.

Zoom Rabbit
02-07-2001, 05:36 AM
Nute, I now have four action figures myself, as part of my spaceship collection. The very biggest scale ships I have (A-wing, TIE/A and Anakin's podracer) have action figures for pilots.

For my TIE fighter, instead of Darth Vader (Whose black form sort of vanishes into the cockpit) I got a 'Xyber-9' character...some old samurai dood with two swords. He has one sword mounted on the wall of the cockpit with him.

The other sword I gave to my alien hive-warrior (same scale, too), who now eyes Anakin's podracer with malicious intent! http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/eek.gif

See. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif You aren't the only one who plays with toys...

rosencrantz
02-07-2001, 05:39 AM
i have a sheep piñata that my friend made for me once when i couldn't sleep. i named it dolly for the clone http://cwm.ragesofsanity.com/s/cwm2/heee.gif <font size=1>

[This message has been edited by rosencrantz (edited February 07, 2001).]

Nute Gunray
02-07-2001, 05:50 AM
I have (from right to left) Padme, Nute Gunray, Queen Amidala, and a Destroyer Droid atop my monitor. On shelf number 1, I have Emperor Palpatine, Imperial Royal Guard (I claim it's Kir Kanos), Qui-Gon Jinn with JEDI ROBES, Jek Porkins, Sandtrooper, Security Battle Droid, Mace Windu, and my last surviving Ninja Turtle, Leonardo in Samurai armor. On shelf two, OOM-9, Boba Fett, Darth Maul, Echo Base Trooper, Snowtrooper, custom Sandtrooper with black shoulder pauldron, Captain Tarpals, Probe Droid, and a Raptor. Behind the raptor is a 12" GI Joe (SNAKE EYES).

Rogue Nine
02-07-2001, 11:14 AM
I'd recommend any FF game, they're all pretty good, but my personal fave is FFIII. FFIX isn't bad either.

SadShadow
02-07-2001, 02:51 PM
Im a Final Fantasy Jedi Master so you can ask me http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

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Flying Beastie
02-07-2001, 03:57 PM
Originally posted by Nute Gunray:
(from right to left) Padme, Nute Gunray, Queen Amidala,

You're just feeding that fixation, aren't you? http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/rolleyes.gif

I spend most of my cash on books, but I used to collect toys and still have a huge collection of unboxed, uncarded, significantly-less-than-mint stuff. I have a bad habit of kit-bashing my toys; when I got into Star Trek, I assimilated the SilverHawks. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif

I'm now into models (as a writer, if I can visualize something in 3D, I can describe it http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/cool.gif ), and a few of the cooler action figs (I'm currently looking for Deathscythe Hell, with the big bat-wings that fold over the torso like a Gargoyle's wings).

The only things I have now in my apartment are a lovingly-detailed model of the starship Voyager atop a bookshelf, a boxed model of Epyon awaiting customization (I can't build it here, since all my glue & paints are at mom's house) on a table, and a little plastic figurine of Brooklyn the Gargoyle (pre-TimeDancer) crouching atop my monitor.

Zoomie, you have the Akira fig from Zyber-9!?! Cool!

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Jem
02-07-2001, 04:06 PM
Originally posted by JR2000Z:
Final Fantisy VIII

it's Final Fantasy damn it !! http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/mad.gif http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif

Anyways the best one is FF III, It rules.

Rogue Nine
02-07-2001, 04:40 PM
I love Gundam model kits.

Zoom Rabbit
02-07-2001, 04:47 PM
'Akira,' eh? I always call him 'Samurai Dood.' http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif It's appropriate for him fly a TIE fighter, right?

I'm not surprised that Nute has a droideka on top of his monitor. There is (of course) an A-wing on top of mine.

Final Fantasy...never played it. Let's talk Star Wars toys, instead. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

Rogue Nine
02-07-2001, 05:51 PM
You've not lived then!!!

Nute Gunray
02-07-2001, 06:22 PM
I still need to find:
1 Droideka, 1 Imperial Royal Guard, 7 more sandtroopers (so i can repaint the pauldrons on them to make a full squad), Queen Amidala (Coruscant/Senate gown), Queen Amidala with Accension gun, Scout trooper, and the as of yet unreleased Queen Amidala in the Throne Room gown. In a few months, I'll be prowling around for the Amidala/Sabe Battle one.

http://www.starwars.com/episode-i/news/2001/06/img/14.jpg
See her lurking off to the right?

http://www.starwars.com/episode-i/news/2001/06/img/7.jpg
This pic puzzles me. There's a picture of sandtrooper with a GRAY pauldron, but I only remember orange, white, and black...

[This message has been edited by Nute Gunray (edited February 07, 2001).]

Deac
02-07-2001, 06:39 PM
I got the FF8 Demo off a demo disc (Computer Shopper). And I'm a master. I've won it with all but 1 hidden GF (Tonberry King)

Plasmo
02-07-2001, 07:00 PM
I looooove FF8. My favorite is FF7, though. That was the first final fantasy game I ever played and I kicked butt!! I like Star Wars toys, but I don't have any to brag about. I have My Little Ponies, though. They were my favorite when I was little. I still have a couple. My favorite thing in the world is Hello Kitty.

Rogue Nine
02-07-2001, 07:07 PM
Personally I think Chrono Cross is better an any recent FF game in memory. But that's just me...

Nute Gunray
02-07-2001, 07:11 PM
You people wouldn't believe HALF the stuff I own...like the FULL SET of the Star Wars Pepsi cans or almost all of the SW Hallmark ornaments or a button that barnes and noble gave it's employees of YODA telling us to read.
soon i will own:
http://imagehost.auctionwatch.com/bin/imageserver.x/00000000/greyelephant/.mids/Amidalaultihair.jpg

and...

http://abacus.sj.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/6af54152e45e7ee3cb27a2d87e/i-3.JPG


those ARE dolls....i can get them both for a total of around $15.

Rogue Nine
02-07-2001, 07:29 PM
You sicko...

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Jem
02-07-2001, 08:08 PM
That doll looks like barbie all dressed and maked up for a goth concert starring Marylin Manson...

Zoom Rabbit
02-07-2001, 08:26 PM
'Hello Kitty?' Aw, that's so precious. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif

Somebody get Amidala out of that box! She looks ill!

My Star Wars collection includes the 'Star Wars Sketchbook,' released mere months after the very first movie. As an authentic piece of Star Wars history, it's interesting (for example, there is an early sketch of a TIE bomber labeled a 'TIE boarding craft.') The cover is not in the best condition, but the pages are intact. It's probably worth money or something.

What am I bid, space frog? http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

Nute Gunray
02-07-2001, 08:26 PM
they do sort of look like natalie does...i've studied them for a while to determine which one to get

Cmdr. Cracken
02-07-2001, 09:03 PM
I liked final fantasy 6, and i thought final fantasy 9 best.

JR2000Z
02-08-2001, 01:14 AM
Well, I heard Final Fantasy IX's ending sucked and I dont want to go find those old old ones.

nova_wolf
02-08-2001, 12:01 PM
I also found some action figures. They were on sale for £2.50 each, but hadn't been kept well, so I rescued 7 (all original releases too - what a shame !):
Ackbar
Han (ANH)
Chewbacca
Light Sabre Obi Wan
Numb Nien
Lando (TESB)
And an original B-Wing pilot (Suprisingly enough called Cmdr Adamson....)

And as for Final Fantasy, I was official dubbed the MASTER of FF7 when I proved that I took out both Ruby and Emerald in under 10 mins each, with out taking damage in either. NOW who is the Final Fantasy Jedi Master then Sad Shadow ? Bet you never found the secret chicibo nest in FF7......

Final Fantasy 4-6 are classics, but hell to get a hold off. FF7 had the GREATEST storyline, game system, characters and music ever. It is a lot like SW in taht respect - every thing just naturally fitted, and all the little touches were there, like the boss battle in the Forgotten Capital, versus Jenova being. The music played is not the usual boss mucis, but Aeris's Theme. If you wana know why, then play it, I'm not gonna spoil it. Those who have played will know the sevtion I mean - you gotta agree, I was V well done !

Just thinking about SW models, so far I have a Diecast N1 and an in-flight X-Wing model, but I REALLY wanna get a full sized (you know what I mean, although a REAL one would be sweet !) B-Wing model. Anyone think they know where I can go ?

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Zoom Rabbit
02-08-2001, 09:18 PM
The Action Fleet series has a B-wing, but that might be smaller than you're thinking (the pilot is about 1/4 inch tall.) Try E-Bay, because most of the Action Fleet series will never be found in stores again.

Here is another true Star Wars collectible story to make you cry...I was one of the first kids to get the original Star Wars action figures. I had a Luke, a Han, a Leia, and a couple of other main characters. My grandparents had ordered them for me before they came out in the stores...they came packaged in a plain, brown box.

Lost them all years ago. I wonder what they'd be worth now.

Nute Gunray
02-08-2001, 10:02 PM
I saw few action fleet ships at the toy store today when i bought those dolls. They were all ships i had (TIE Bomber, Int, Snowspeeder, and the Y-Wing).
Anyhow, i got the one doll for $7.99 and the other for a WHOLE CENT. They're so desperate to unload dolls that are originally marked $24.99 that they're practically paying me to take them away.

Zoom Rabbit
02-08-2001, 10:24 PM
That's funny. Our local Toys R Us has been doing the same thing with all of its Star Wars stuff. I picked up my action-figure size TIE/A for five bucks, and my N64 copy of Episode One: Racer for ten bucks brand new.

Maybe we're out of vogue. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif

Psycho Tycho
02-08-2001, 10:29 PM
Yeah, it's weird. I should buy it. SW Pod Racing is a cool game.

Nute Gunray
02-08-2001, 11:22 PM
i've been grabbing figures for around $2-3 lately and one of the girls at work is trying to get me to go to some huge toy store downtown to get all sorts of others I dont' have.

Psycho Tycho
02-08-2001, 11:31 PM
Going on a shopping spree, Nute?

Nute Gunray
02-08-2001, 11:33 PM
yes. in the last three weeks, I've gotten...8 new figures, one of those commtech reader things ($2), and the dolls.

Hans The Great
02-09-2001, 07:14 PM
JR2000Z
Try looking in the website: www.adrenalinevault.com (http://www.adrenalinevault.com)

They have tons of demos, reviews, codes, ect..

Zoom Rabbit
02-10-2001, 09:28 AM
With toy and game prices what they are, this is a helluva time to have the mind of a child and the wallet of a grown-up. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif

When I was a kid, do you know what we did when we wanted to dogfight each other Star Wars style? We chased each other in the front yard with our toy X-wings and TIE fighters!!! Now, we hang up the toy spaceships and duke it out on the computer, in hyperrealistic starfighter sims...

Man.

JR2000Z
02-11-2001, 11:48 PM
Thanks Hans. The demo was there.

I bought the full version yesterday.

Ultimate Heaven
02-14-2001, 08:32 PM
Don't forget to pick up Final Fantasy VII or IX if you ever get the chance, both extremely great games http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/smile.gif

JR2000Z
03-05-2001, 10:43 PM
I heard that FF X will come out on DVD. I cant wait to try it out. Too bad it was canceled in Japan.

Jem
03-05-2001, 10:51 PM
After two long years of incapacity to kill Wrexsoul in FF III I finally did it (almost a month ago, I couldn't believe it...) and I am currently finishing the game. I'm just training my guys befor I go kill kefka, I now have 2 level 99 with 9999 HP and about 960MP and in one attack they take off 9999 HP. FF3 is the best.

Cmdr. Cracken
03-05-2001, 11:16 PM
Jem, with those levels, you can take Kefka down any time. like most FF's, the final dungeon is harder than the final bosses, at high levels.

Assassin
03-05-2001, 11:20 PM
The only reason the toy stores are selling the SW toys for less , is becuase they r getting ready for the next episode to come out. Around here, they r selling them for 1.50 for the older SW series, and 3.00 for the episode 1. My collection consists of Transformers:Beast wars, SW, a few unsmashed GI Joes(which was the best toy ever) and a few of those vehicles, and some batman stuff, alil bit this and alil bit that

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Psycho Tycho
03-05-2001, 11:29 PM
I remember Beast Wars! My favorite was Silverbolt.

Conor
03-08-2001, 08:35 PM
I've been away for a while haven't I?

I have played several of the Final Fantasy games, and they have been enjoyable. Chrono Trigger beat any of them as far as I am concerned and I have heard very good things about Chrono Cross.

Just recently I played Grandia 2 for the Dreamcast and it quite simply beat the snot out of any Squaresoft RPG I have ever played. They weren't even on the same playing field in terms of character depth and development. Storyline had some interesting twists too. No harder than the FF's though.

Cmdr. Cracken
03-08-2001, 10:58 PM
Diablo II