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I'm in Ottawa, i have never seen this wave available in stores or on the Walmart website. i am currently looking for these figures, ideally decently painted.

- Jyn Erso

- Cassian
- Scarif Stormtrooper
- Imperial Death Trooper
- Imperial Guard (not part of that wave, but i still never saw them available)

If anyone has these for sale, or knows of a alternative to Amazon and eBay, i'd like to hear from you please and thank you.

Feedback A-G / buzo
« on: September 24, 2013, 12:34:12 AM »
Just completed a transaction with buzo; great prices for what i bought, super fast shipping, honest and the figures were perfect.  Great experience.

Wampa Cave / Ball Jointed Hips - Yay or Nay?
« on: March 18, 2011, 02:02:45 PM »
For a lot of reasons, i mainly say yay to the extra articulation but for one small reason.  Figures can't be placed in a proper sitting position that is conducive to sitting in a lot of vehicles, such as the BMF.  

Although this wasn't a problem for the first VOTC farmboy Luke, so it can be done.

What are you're thoughts?

Wampa Cave / OTC Protective Clamshell Cases - Interesting Fact
« on: August 12, 2010, 07:37:06 AM »
If you are like me and open your figures, when the OTC came out you purchased doubles of the figures: one to keep in the case and look nice and the other to open.  Now, when i opened all those doubles i found myself with a number of the OTC clamshell cases left over.  i saved them in the event that i could use them if they continued the line and no longer had them come in the protective cases, which has recently come to pass.

Interesting fact: the new 'vintage' style figures DO NOT fit in the older OTC clamshell cases.  With the new figures, on the bottom of the 'coffin' bubble, they added that little bump which the OTC didn't have and which makes it so the figure does not fit.  i figured a way around that, however, by cutting a small hole to fit the added shape to the bubble.  Perfect but for one other small thing.  The bubble protrudes off the card just a little bit more than the OTC did so the case does not close properly.

Does Hasbro have a hand in producing and selling these clamshell cases?  Because if they did i would almost suspect that they did this on purpose so we couldn't reuse the cases and would feel compelled to purchase new ones.  If they don't, then i'm left wondering the reason for extra bubble bump and the extra empty, unnecessary space left behind the figure, and not stick to the packaging format of the OTC figures.  It also leaves me wondering if these cases i have left over are good for anything?

Customs / Luke Skywalker (Dark Empire II)
« on: January 12, 2010, 11:44:28 PM »
Initially i was going to give this set a miss, mainly due to the hard plastic cloak Luke was sporting.  i ended up picking it up though, and i'm glad that i did because save my previous reservation both Luke and the clone Emperor are nice figures.  So to improve Luke i began working on a soft goods cloak, which i have finally completed after working on it on and off for two months.  i am by no means skilled with a needle and thread, but i'm relatively happy with the way it turned out.  i may go remake it later now that i have a better idea on how to make it.

i have taken one small liberty with the collar by not including it as i had no idea how to recreate it in cloth.  Also, in some pics i found (mainly cover art for the Dark Empire II books) it seems that the cloak sported a mantle over the shoulders which i have added to my own.  Below are a few 'before' pics.

Customs / Cade Skywalker (Legacy Comic Pack)
« on: December 16, 2009, 03:25:40 AM »
This isn't exactly a custom figure per se, as i only modified Cades jacket.  To begin with, this is a good figure overall, but i have a problem with Hasbro and the plastic capes so i made my own.  i think it turned out pretty well despite the fact that i am not very skilled with a needle and thread and i wanted to show off :).  For those who don't know, i've added some 'before' pics.

Customs / Questions About Customizing
« on: September 28, 2008, 10:48:02 PM »
i have a question about customizing figures.  Well, itís not exactly customizing like new paint apps or anything or building new figures.
As you know, Hasbro releases a lot of figures with tunics or kamaís (on some of the Clone Troopers like Alpha or some of the clones from Revenge of the Sith where they also have little holsters on them).  Mainly, these parts of the figure outfits are made of plastic, either hard or a softer kind.  Either way, it generally makes the fact that the hips are articulated useless (they canít sit down and hurts their posability).  This annoys me (especially since a good portion of their figures DO use soft goods material for the lower tunics on Jedi, why not do it for all?).

My plan is to try to replace these plastic tunics and kamaís with soft good material (i donít care that iíll be losing the holsters on some of them).

To truly do this right requires me to basically separate the figure at the waist to remove the offending plastic part of the outfit, and carve most of the tunic/kama off leaving the small plastic disc (the part that fits between waist and hip which I assume most figures would have).  From there, i would connect the soft goods material to the disc (with some adhesive) and once thatís completed put the figure back together again.

My questions
- Is this the best way to achieve this goal or is there a better way? 
- What is the best way to separate the figures to do this without ruining them if i use my plan?
- What is the best adhesive to use that wonít hurt the plastic of the figure over time or begin to smell?
- Any suggestions on what kind of material is best, or where one might get such material?  iím a fan of the kind of material they are using for the newest Jedi robes, but I would need to get it in different colours (blue, beige, light grey, etc.)

i have never really attempted anything like this, so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Wampa Cave / Force Unleashed Toys
« on: September 19, 2008, 02:26:01 PM »
Does anyone know if they plan to release more figures from the game (like Shaak Ti for example)?

Also, has anyone in Ontario seen the Rancor with Felucian Rider?  i've seen all the other figures they had out for the game, but never saw that.

The Toys - Snowtrooper Reviews! / Darth Revan
« on: November 30, 2007, 09:44:17 PM »
All i can say is that they had an awesome idea for a figure, but $20 later and HE DOESN'T STAND PROPERLY! :mad0137:

With Hasbro using ball joints on most of their figures now to articulate arms and legs (and especially ankles), why would they skimp out on doing so with the legs of this figure (it being voted as a Fan's Choice figure).  They used ball joints on the arms and head.  Why not go that little extra further?

 Mind you, I don't usually mind if they decide not to do this for some reason, but then try making the legs stand just straight.  Up and down straight. Not in some action pose where the legs have to be standing wide apart to to have the figure stand up properly.  That, and the plastic cape and lower robe....that's a pet peeve of mine (but at least i was expecting that).

I would have given this figure a great review, but Hasbro has a problem with dropping the ball.

Has anyone else had this problem, or am i just lucky?

Vintage Kenner (1978-1985) / Vintage Star Wars figures - Cost for Sets?
« on: December 28, 2005, 12:13:46 AM »
Someone on eBay was selling a collection of 79 vintage Star Wars figures, accessories included.  They were in nice looking condition, each one was in their own individual bag for protection.  Anyway, the bidding got pretty high as i'm sure you can all imagine.
My question is this; what would be a reasonable price for this collection?  What price is too high?
i myself am not a very good judge for prices and such, so any advice would be very helpful.

Yak out. :)

Wampa Cave / Broken Toys and Hasbro
« on: September 15, 2005, 06:27:36 PM »
I recently picked up the AT-RT Clone Trooper (a rare find in Ottawa), but while setting it up and putting one of his guns in his hands, the hand twisted off!
I got it at the comic book shoppe, and they couldn't do anything about it because it was a manufacturers defect.  i can understand that.  They suggested (but not with very much hope in their eyes) that i would have to contact Hasbro dircetly to replace it.
My question is this, how likely do you think it would it be that Hasbro really cares enough about my plight to do anything?
i have heard some success stories of this sort, but i'm skeptical.
i wouldn't even know who at Hasbro to contact.
Any advice?

The Toys - Snowtrooper Reviews! / VOTC Yoda
« on: August 20, 2004, 10:42:53 AM »
Just got a look at the VOTC Yoda.  i have to say is "impressive...most impressive."
My only comment on it though...why is he wearing shorts?  Do we need to see his legs? :)  Why couldn't they give him little pants, like with the original Yoda figure?  Not that we really see whether he's wearing shorts or pants in the movies...
It's not really a complaint, i just found that feature odd.
Other than that, everything else with the VOTC Yoday seemed awesome.  Can't wait to add this to my collection.

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