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Feedback A-G / Re: Eradicator-Feedback
« on: December 15, 2015, 12:41:34 PM »
Sold a lot of old school Gi joes to fellow Eradicator. Great with communication, fast with payment and trustworthy. Looking forward to deal with him in the near future. MTFBWY  :yoda:

Wampa Cave / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
« on: November 30, 2014, 10:58:08 AM »
I love the new faces and characters so far. It's making me hunger for more  :D

Wampa Cave / Re: Emperor Palpatine finally has a first name...
« on: October 21, 2014, 06:59:40 PM »
His first name will always be "Emperor". 'Nuff said LOL.

Star Wars Movies & TV shows / Re: Lucas "retiring"
« on: January 23, 2012, 10:53:10 PM »
I will be at least TRYING to go see TPM 3D, for the following reasons:
1. It's still Star Wars
2. Never seen a 3D movie before, so I'll give it a whirl
3. I need any excuse I can lately to get out of the house!

I just came out from another Jedi meditation (power nap) and this is what I think now of TPM3D:

1.I agree that it's still Star Wars, just not of the same caliber as the other ones
2.I think out of all three, TPM3D is the one that will look dramatically different compared to its original counterpart release, especially the Naboo pod race and the worlds/ battles on Naboo will look better (I'm now reconsidering darthpaul's offer  :) )
3. Sinkie, if you're going to go see the TPM3D with that same degree of enthusiasm, then you should go see GI joe 2: Retaliation, I heard that It's gonna Rock  :)

Star Wars Movies & TV shows / Re: Lucas "retiring"
« on: January 23, 2012, 11:13:42 AM »
I don't like 3D, but there are a few reasons I'll be going.

1 - To relive the experience of seeing these.
2 - To share it with my friends and family.
3 - It will be the first time my 5 year will see them in the theatre.  We've tried not to show him too much from the movies.
4 - I've got about a dozen movie passes.

Simon - I've got a pass for you too.  Just come on down to London.

Hey thanks, that is really cool of you darthpaul, but unfortunately I see no point for my part in reliving an experience I couldn't enjoy as much, so again I kindly thank you anyway for the good intentions, but I personally would rather support GL by going to see Red Tails.

Star Wars Movies & TV shows / Re: Lucas "retiring"
« on: January 22, 2012, 10:23:43 PM »
I won't go see EP.1 3-D mainly because I've seen it already when it first came out and it didn't do great enough for me, and I happen not to be a huge fan of 3D movies anyway. However I can understand if it can help draw many new fans to see their very first Star Wars movie to the big screen. On the positive side, we'll be seeing a lot of cool Episode 1 toys getting revisited so maybe that's a good thing for collectors who were screaming for more.

Star Wars Movies & TV shows / Re: Lucas "retiring"
« on: January 22, 2012, 03:30:38 PM »
Just something that I was thinking about when I woke up from my afternoon nap: how many people who have complained alot about the prequels, will go see The Phatom Menace 3D?

I can also vouch for Steve for his customer's service. The Force is strong with this one...  :yoda:

Feedback H-N / Re: jediburrick
« on: January 20, 2012, 07:46:07 PM »
Jedi "Burrito" (  ;D ) bought a lot of Star Wars figures from me. I'm glad they went to a good home because the guy is quite simply awesome: excellent buyer, great & friendly communication, super fast and flawless transaction. Thanks again Dan!

Star Wars Movies & TV shows / Re: Lucas "retiring"
« on: January 18, 2012, 04:03:05 AM »
Well, I must agree with Georges Lucas on his decision. I have loved Star Wars for many years but I didn't like as much with the prequels. Amongst those reasons: I didn't like Jar-Jar, didn't like the Force definition beeing revisited, didn't like the fact that that characters from the prequels bumped into characters from the sequels that could've been left out for the sakes obviously that the galaxy is so big that the odds for these characters to bump into each other in these movies were almost non existing. And I even disliked the fact that Mr. Lucas revisited the Star Wars classic movies and did special modifications to them. These movies should've been entirely remade IMO, as the new technology and the more traditional way of making movies do not really harmonize well together onscreen. Still, I told myself why complain, and why buy more prequel stuff if I don't like really enjoy it as much. So I didn't invest too much on the dark side of the fandom, and instead decided to go back to other movies and books that I used to love, including some that I know directly inspired Georges Lucas to do the original trilogy: God Emperor Dune (where Lucas obviously inspired himself to make ROTJ's dune sea world and certain designs such as Jabba the Hutt), Western spaghetti movies such as the Man with no name saga: face it guys, Clint Eastwood is your typical Boba Fett guy, etc, etc.

I must admit that Lucas was a genius at managing to make movies that celebrate in a way the history of cinema, and the classic trilogy is a fine tribute that will always have a special place in my memories. But Lucas did warn us before making the new movies that the stories would be kind of mysterious, there would be many new characters that you wouldn't see again, and we wouldn't know exactly what was happening. I think Lucas remained true to his word. The only thing I can understand about the man is that he must be very proud of his work on the prequels. I even seriously came to believe that he doesn't hate Jar-Jar Binks like some of us do, which is fine by me. However he is still a movie director who is to movies what a painter is to his artwork. In realizing the negative critics of his movies, he ultimately did what a painter confronted by criticism would've done, perhaps the best move.

One thing I like about Lucas is that he has done a few non Star Wars movies that deserve their own respect. Perhaps, we'll see more of Lucas under a better light in the near future. I personally love the story of the heroic Tuskagee Airmen and I am perhaps even more excited to see this movie, 10 times more than the Star Wars prequel movies. I'm really thankful that Lucas was behind its production for I know that his passion for the WW dogfights was his original drive for making the Classic trilogy starfighter combat scenes, and I know that it will deliver what this movie needs. I also hope that it will be fruitful at the box office, bring some positivity to his career and to those involved, as well as get more people to become interested in learning about the story of the Tuskagee Airmen.

Scout Report / Re: Vintage line in Canada...
« on: April 21, 2011, 01:10:34 PM »
I will say it has cut back on the amount of enjoyment I'm getting from the hobby though and has made me contemplate the point at which I stop entirely.

I know the feeling. I felt this really after the Episode 1 movie stuff, and stopped buying one figure/ vehicle of everything because it was a headache to hunt them down from far away places. So then on with SW Saga I only bought what I liked, but then I became tired of feeling confronted to having to upgrade a character each time a newer version was realeased. So I decided to ignore the newer versions and stick with my old figures, except if it was a character that was never released before but then I grew tired really fast of my loose figure or packages looking so different. So I decided to go back to collecting real vintage packaged stuff because I wouldn't have this dilemma. I can understand someone who is collecting the newer figures as Hasbro has come from very far, but unfortunately for me, I have seen enough of newer SW stuff action ( okay except for those new vintage figures that I bought only to get my vintage rocket firing Boba Fett figures  :fett: ! )

Wampa Cave / Re: Accessories
« on: April 14, 2011, 12:45:47 PM »
Maybe that everyone has the right to carry a gun as means of self defense in the Old Republic? I figure there could be some sort of universal law in the Galactic systems that would allow per instance Bounty Hunters to parade with their arsenal in open public.

Feedback O-T / Re: richd
« on: April 13, 2011, 12:48:05 PM »
Got 100 stands to display my vintage figures thanks to Richd! Thanks so much for the quick and easy transaction  :party0007: !

Wampa Cave / Re: Star Wars Holiday Special
« on: April 12, 2011, 06:54:55 PM »
All I can say is that back then it was Star Wars Mania and litteraly no one was spared: Everyone was kind of a fan of Star Wars to some extent...or a wannabe fan. There was even Disco Star Wars music and the now forbidden dance aka the C3PO dance. Yes, we all litterely fell for the Star Wars bandwagon, even though Admiral Ackbar would've said repeatitly: "It's a trap!!!" Imagine if Admiral Ackbar would've appeared in 1978, maybe most of us would not have fallen for the impossible to resist trap. Still, I'm glad there was a lot of Star Wars coverage at that time, that's what helped me enjoy Star Wars even more. Like someone said it in an earlier post, we must accept that it happened. Not all of it might be "great" but it's still got it where it counts, even though George made a lot of special modifications himself that didn't do much IMO :speechless-smiley-004:

Wampa Cave / Re: new trilogy and no live action show
« on: April 11, 2011, 02:02:00 PM »
Hear me:

The day Star Wars becomes just as good as the original Trilogy will be the day that Star Wars will draw my attention again. So far everything I have seen as an effort to catapult the franchise in terms of shows/movies has not wowed me. Toys is a different story.

Something that I'm expecting George Lucas to commit to doing is making the movie of "Red Tails" that tells the epic story of how the Tuskagee Airmen from the 332nd, first US Army Afro-American fighter pilots, engaged the Germans during WWII, and never lost a single Bomber plane to enemy action while assigned as bomber escort. Because of their known great reputation within the US Army ranks, the Tuskagee Airmen participated in what became one of their most important missions : the bomb raid on Berlin in 1943. And this time they were not assigned: they were requested. Another major credit of the 332nd: They are the ones who first took down the very first Jet planes of the war. Last time I read about this movie, Lucas was supposed to start production, but who knows if this has changed since then. HBO made a special TV movie called the Tuskagee Airmen with Laurence Fishburne and Cuba Downing Jr., and man, I liked this movie so my expectations of Mr. Lucas' upcoming adaptation are already placed a bit high.

Dogfights have also been a longtime fascination for Lucas. But let's not forget that this movie should not just be about speed and action, and that there are a lot of talented "directors" out there who can easily make a great movie with this theme...

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