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vulcantouch
02-20-2002, 11:42 PM
(since this was a team effort, i guess you two'll just have to Share this Vanity Thred ;) )
as mentioned in fashthred, pkgs from jdah (including bc3-bagged rarities) have arrived :D:D:D report on contents, along w/my comments and, in red, transcripts from notes enclosed by jdah.
first the stuff bc3 got for me & forwarded to jdah:
! betty "mm" (now b'jr has one, he loves it :) )
! id4 alien attacker "mm"; mine! mine! all mine :D ok ok, i'll let b'jr have the f16 it comes with ;)
! turning-turret aat mm and bullet-firing mtt from naboo battle playset :) aat turret is separate from body but a small slot/groove mechanism prevents it from actually "turning" so i'll have to modify. at any rate this thing's a fascinating, supercool sculpt VarianT, more refined & detailed than the standard aat mm, damn glad to have it :D
b'jr thinks the firing mtt is pretty cool (it's about dc-sized), but is willing to part with it if our italipal jg wants it. however, if jg also wants a turn-turret aat he may be better off pursuing an entire naboo battle playset so he can get both; lmk :)
! slightly-worn o-o-p queenship mm (bc3 had previously remarked "i'll send it if it can be used on your end, but i have to warn you its silver finish is a bit worn". not as worn as Mine, as it turns out :o )
! mip stmm pak 14: of note is the kaz raider, whose paintjob happens to be missing the gray detailing on its spine & stern; much like the incompletely-painted voy mm jt sent a few months back, an interesting variation :)
! mip ep1 mm sets 11 & 12 bc3 found me A YEAR AGO :happy: a bittersweet occasion, as they're the last swmms i might ever add to my collection. i'm only interested in the ships (and b'jr has expressed willingness to part with the figures in a trade, in case anyone's interested; maybe that Artoo guy who contacted you, bc3? what's his email? ) :) so i'll restrict my comments to them:
republic cruiser mm: when i axed him to describe this, bc3 once commented "it's much like galoob's dc version". havin since seen the dc version in person, i must agree, incl. the translation of the commtower details and orange-red engine exhaust color. but it seems more to-the-point to critique it by contrasting it w/the mm-sized snapfast model:
compared w/said model- and w/many galoob sfmms for that matter, this thing feels like a second-generation, half-assed "hecho en mehico" knockoff. the casting's a bit warped, and the snapfast has much finer detail & precise painting overall. the snapfast also has dark gray details which the mm's paintjob lacks (even though they're shown on the cardback pics). i'd be pretty disappointed if i was one of them collectors who pay $60 to get this one. but as it is, i'm Damn Glad to get it via bc3, cuz its proportions are slightly different from the snapfast (engine section's larger & wider) and the paintjob's significantly different (while it lacks aforementioned dark-gray details, it sports a lot more cream-white piping; also, while snapfast's base color is almost a rose red, this one's brick red, almost salmony. so while snapfast will occasionally work in summer, mm will only really work around xmas time, so i once again curse jdah for missin that important date :evil: ).
ratts tyrell pod mm: just in time for spring :) i was always mostly satisfied w/the mm of this i'd made from the wheeled 2-pak racer- so much so that i'll probably keep that. but it's great to now also have the legit, better-proportioned mm :happy: and unlike the racer, the eight trail-fins on each engine have VenTs on their backsides! :cool: however, the former's cockpit has superior detail and a more varied paintjob, so: i'll probably CUT OFF THE RACER'S COCKPIT AND THE MM'S COCKPIT, THEN SWAP-GLUE THEM, which i'm sure might shock a few out there, that i'd possibly consider radical surgery on such a rare toy, much as i blanched when b'jr decided he didn't like narn dreadnaught mm's orange-camo paintjob & held it over an open flame to scorch it black (http://twinsuntimes.com/toyforce/IMAGES/aut_4195bjcollectionmm_7f.jpg) :eek:

next, something i can't recall Who found for me, jdah or bc3:
! o-o-p ep1 mm set 12 :)

now, stuff jdah's 100% responsible for gettin:
! mystery present from egypt: a pencil sharpener in the shape of akhnaten's head (at least, that's what i Think it's supposed to be used for, judging from the conical hole in its back ;) ). actually a plaster paperweight or wall hanging, in honor of my "heretical" galoobb pot-stirrin :happy: when b'jr saw this, he begged me to let him borrow it for his egyptian trinket collection (which is currently intermixed w/his mm collections). i told him, Only If Jdah Sez It's OK :)
! cool-lookin john barry Themeology cd booklet & liner (didn't need cd cuz i already have contents on various lps :) )
! loose mms: atat, 2 atsts, 2 tiebombers, along w/a buncha mm stands (but hey, where's all them flight stix you sed you was gonna send? j/k, don't worry, i already got about a dozen flightstix; but maybe if/when you send VTape :) ) you said you could use a few of these stands for the new stmms bc3 recently gave you? no problem, b'jr sez he can spare a few, so just lmk how many & i'll enclose :)
! ep1 mm pak 9 :) jt, contrary to your belief that singlepack mm ships are of higher quality than 3-pack ships, the naboo fighter mm enclosed herein is as good as or better than most of the 30-odd nf singlepax i've had occasion to open & examine. additional detail r2 et al may find of interest: set9-enclosed sithbike mm has "©99LFL" stamp on its side, while sithbike mm enclosed w/tat desert playset does not.
! o-o-p predator mm set 3, the ship from which conveniently replaces the one b'jr traded to gsj (i notice gsj still hasn't admitted that it's a crappy journey-album-cover-scarab design like i warned him it was ;) )
! o-o-p sst mm sets 1-3 :) while b'jr will retain the ships, there's a local guy who's building an sst mm diorama and always seeks more bugs, esp. warriors. i told him i was expecting some from you, so we're gonna get back to him & see what mm ships he'll trade us for these. (last time he gave us ~8 or 9 st & sst mm ships for 2 or 3 bugs :D )
! o-o-p t2 mm sets 1 & 2, and aliens mms: set1 x2, set2 x1 and set3 x3; b'jr was especially happy about the aliens numbers you were able to find, as set 3 has the apc which fits inside the af dropship, of which he has 15 (but so far only has 7 mm apcs; he's been wanting one apc for each dropship, & now he needs 3 less :) )
This is the first time i'd ever handled non-SW mms, and they seem to be a bit more substantial than our classic line. if worthy note are the drop ship with deployed missile-wings, the tank with swivelling turret, but best of all the ground hunter-killer which is just too cool & articulated!
-spoken like a true af fan; you just Luv it when mms have movin parts ;)
what i may've never mentioned is that, while i do own an aerial hk mm, i've never owned a ground hk mm, as i'd never considered its design sufficiently otherworldly for my taste. however, now that i've got one i can look over at my leisure before turning it over to b'jr, i'm wondering if i'll reconsider (& keep this one for myself instead of giving it to b'jr). i'm still not crazy about it, but rather than excluding it entirely i might separate its torso from its tread carriage and use the former in some custom mm, much as i plan to do combining parts of the narn transport i like with parts of the gv transgalactic defender i like (i don't like either one of these enough to keep them as complete mms in themselves :eek: )

My spatial awareness is not so good so it's taken me a while to get these to fit. I found it difficult opening the mms and tried to do it to as few as possible, but as you can see, only Voyager (st 14) made it
-well you also kept the ep1 9, 11 & 12 paks intact, as per my wishes :) and i'd say spatial awareness got the job done a-ok; a dense, efficient box :)

It's a shame because the sst packs are really nice, very sturdy and polished
-don't worry, b'jr & i have both seen mip sst mms :)

I rarely put pen to paper, favouring ink from a printer, but didn't want to send this on without words
-your instinct for classy touches is Seauuu jeddah :)

(You can see why i rarely write, my handwriting being so scrappy). . . BTW, doesn't Jeddah have **** handwriting?
-ain't it just like a jdah to worry about such things? ;) i can read it fine, that's all that matters :)

No doubt you'll chastise me for sending them separately "par avion"
-nah, i got done chastisin you for that Months ago :)

The box came from planet action figure, florida, now it's winging its way back, to Denver
-i love boxes with mileage, don't you? that's one reason i usually re-use em. of course what really matters is what's inside :)

P.S. Happy New Year!
-little Late, isn't it? ;)
an impressive haul mateys, aarrrr :Pirate: so who's gettin what? i'm keepin a ratts pod, repcruiser, id4 ship and turn-turret aat mms and the ep1 9, 11 & 12 packaging, and unless i'm forgetting a claim anyone else here had to anything else, b'jr's gettin the rest :)
and remember bc3, in my pkg to you will be applause cloud city, potf 4lom, alpha snowsp, tyderium & atat (among other things), so don't go gettin those on your own for $$$$ :)
vt
np: drunken bashir & drunken o'brien, "jerusalem" :D

LTBasker
02-20-2002, 11:59 PM
:p

Gah, that kinda sounds like someone cutting up the HMS Bounty with the Generations BoP because parts on the Gen BoP "look better." :D Although I guess since it's your micros and if you feel it's worth more to ya like that, go on, just let me divert my eyes so I can't be counted as a witness. :happy:

You're just in the micros ain't ya VT? :cool: I enVy you Too much. :rolleyes:

good shot jansen
02-21-2002, 07:20 AM
masons from the pack XII is still as shiny as ever. not a flake o' silver has separated from the hull, and this ships been in heavy play rotation since the fall:confused:

maybe the version which came with the tatooine desert playset is of inferior finishin' technique:o

the predator spaceship is as you point out, apparently based on a journey album cover, but none the less, i still like it as a micro machine! any mm with side mounted engines s'cool in my book! i'm more than satisified with my end of the swap!:happy:

(speakin of side engine mounts, how cool would an mm e-wing have been:frus:, ugh!, i jes know that there must have been in the werkz a plan for wave three of the epics which prolly would have included the e, along with a tie defender :mad: )

i gave the bugs from my sst sets to a colleague here at the orfice, i'll see's if's i can get's em back, and send em off to you, that way you'll have a bigger stash to wheel and deal with:greedy:

as fer your dr. kildare threats regardin' mr. tyrells pod, rare...... shmare....no matta how you look at it, these thangs are still toys, and you gotsta do what ya gotsta do to make em mo' fun!

as i recall, you and b'jr sem to have a penchant for ripping the bounty's wings off, and reversin' em:eek: , cause you likes the look better that way! i know fer a fact, the uproar over that has got to be louder than swapping pod assemblies:p

when i get home, i'll compare the sith speeder which came from the royal starship repair with the mm pack version to check for that date stamp. (i don't recall seeing it on either, but i have to confess, i never really looked before)

having never seen a single pack nf, i can't offer a comparison there, but i will say that the mm pack 9 version is superior in finishing detail, and over look of the the rats tail when compared with the battle droid transforming playset one, and the one which came with the trade federation control ship dogfight set. (i absolutely hate the action fleet version with that chopped off tail:rolleyes: , they should have figured a way, ala the af royal starship to have the tail retract into the body, so's that the toy would fit within the 6" constraints imposed on galoob:( )

with all the scuttlebut going on over at art asylum (http://www.artasylum.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=000047)
here's to hopin' that you're wrong with regards to this being a bittersweet occasion. maybe mm's ain't :dead: yet, hopefully they're only :zzz:

JediGoofy
02-21-2002, 11:10 AM
Hi vt,
I am glad you too received the E1 collections 11 and 12.
These are the only MM collections I am keeping packaged (together with collection 13, thanks bc3! :D ), because both they look really good in their packaging, and they could be the last SW MM collections ever. :cry:
I am not keeping them for any future collectible value, because I will unlikely part from anything in my collection, but I am a bit sentimental about these sets. :o

I see you also received the "rotating turret" AAT and the "firing" MTT from Naboo Battle playset. :) Thank you for your offer about the MTT but, as I am looking for both vehicles (and possibly also for the MM figures included in that set), I think I will continue to search eBay for them (hoping to find someone who agrees to sell me just the vehicles and figures, being the complete playset too big for me).

By the way from your description it looks like the AAT is actually an "exploding turret", and not a "rotating turret". Am I correct? :confused:

Ciao,
JediGoofy

jeddah
02-21-2002, 12:45 PM
Glad you liked the packaging...that was my main worry:eek:

I got you the EP1 mmpack 12 if it is the one with the NF and Sithbike in it. It came from the Soton branch of The Entertainer
I know why you chose those 2. Couldn't it have been R2 and 3po? Afterall , both were played by Englishmen :D

...I think I got you the MTT transforming playset with AAT turret in...I suggested the MTT with firing jahoobies may appeal to you as it is small-scale. Can't remember fo' sure tho'....BC3? :confused:

Sure, let Baal jr have the Akhnaten (http://www.heptune.com/art.html) WALL HANGING head as long as it is on a borrow-basis. BTW the head is taken from this statue (http://www.heptune.com/statue.gif) but the page looks nice...It is a fantastic statue from the Egyptian museum in Cairo. Actually, come to think of it, I got it for you and it is yours to do with what you like, as long as the sentiment is acknowledged that whilst walking around Karnak and Luxor Temple (http://berclo.net/page95/95en-egypt-2.html) I was thinking of your first brain farts :evil: :p Why not knock a nail in your wall and hang it like I intended? ;)

If Baal Jnr has an Egyptian Collection, mayhap he'd like me to email some pics of my statues of Tutankhamon spear fishing? The four Tutelary Goddesses? Toy (Goddess of creativity)? LMK..... ;)

Anyway, glad to hear they arrived safely

jeddah

britcit3
02-21-2002, 01:09 PM
When I am in the good ol' US of A in April, is there any chance of bagging latter wave Ep1 AF's in your discount stores?

Cheers

BC3

good shot jansen
02-21-2002, 02:51 PM
unfortunately, i never even saw the third wave of ep. I af in any retail establishment. I was only able to acquire them from dnstoys online:cry:

the only place where i even saw the 2nd wave was at walmart, and that was only by luck. i had to pick up some mulch from their garden shop, and on a lark checked out the toy aisle. much to my surprise they had all the 2nd wave on the shelf! i was gonna come back later and pick em up, but knowing how things go, particularly with action fleet, decided to pick em all up then. several days later i went back to see if i could get some more, and of course they was all gone:mad:

so other than that one single solitary time, i never saw even the 2nd wave at retail:mad:

it's funny, that's how i lucked out with the episode I series alphas as well, i had to pick up something at targets (can't remember what), and they just happened to have all the series alphas (except the naboo fighter) on the shelf! after that i never saw em again:cry:

was only able to get the alpha naboo from entertainment earth online.

i'll start checkin big lots, but i don't expect to find anything, but hey, you never know!

ARTOO
02-21-2002, 08:53 PM
Hey vulcantouch, ARTOO here. Finally decided to register.

Tell your friend I'd be glad to trade my ships for the figures from XI, but it would need to include the gungan on the kaadu (even though that supposed to be one of the vehicles). If I recall, there should be him, a gungan, and a obiwan. I have a XII I haven't opened yet and he can have the ships from that. I also have a number of other mm ships if he has some battledroids.

We could meet at Tattered Cover if you want to work on a time. I live in Aurora, but I could get over there on a weekend. LMK.
Bets,
ARTOO

vulcantouch
02-21-2002, 11:42 PM
jdah: "if it is the one with the NF and Sithbike"
-nope, that was set 9; xtra 12 had an rs & rattspod. so who found dat, yoo dirty ratt? :p
somehow a lil Brainfart told me you would dislike the obrien/bash comparison :p so which one of you gets to be r2, & which 3po? for that matter, who woulda been obrien & who'd be bashir? :eek: ok then, he'll Borrow, & who knows, maybe if r2 &/or ws reVisiT his ever-growing collection, you'll see it in a digicam shot :D speakin of which, why not attach your egypics to a post here? :)


jg: "looks like the AAT is actually an 'exploding turret', and not a 'rotating turret'. Am I correct?"
-probably, but i couldn't say for sure cuz i never saw packaging & i'm just calling it what i've heard others here call it :stupid: maybe if it's meant be affixed to some playset lever that knocks it over that would be the "explodin" feature, cuz it's not packin any ordnance inside it I can see :o

"hoping to find someone who agrees to sell me just the vehicles and figures"
-speaking from personal experience, sellers will sometimes agree to this, esp. if you ask them before bidding, pointing out that they'd be free to keep & resell the rest of the toy. keep at it, you'll find someone :)

ar2: so, been lurkin long? :sur: now that you're postin here, & since your handle's similar to our r2dee2, to differentiate maybe we lazy typers'll have to call you ar2 (since it incorporates two letters in your name, as i recall), and call our VeTeran astromech "dee2", since that incorporates her name :D i don't usually hit fs/tc on weekends, but warstar & i (& maybe also dee2 :) ) have tentative plans to meet there on thursday march 14th, if that might be possible for you. we usually meet ~3:30, then hog a window table till about 5:30 or so when the dinner crowd starts arriving :) lmk if that might work for you (arriving later than 3:30 is fine, but the kitchen stops serving food between 4 and 5), otherwise we'll see what else we might be able to arrange; wth spring bein hunt season one of these weeks b'jr & i'll be makin our i-225 swing, so maybe we could meet you out there. but i think you'd enjoy it better if you could make the 14th & meet us all, the more's always the merrier :D

"would need to include the gungan on the kaadu"
-no problemo :) i'll check & see if he has any mm battledroid figs, and btw he's also willing to part w/figs in ep1 set 9 (maul & nabpilot as i recall), in case interested. we'd be damn interested in the #12 ships, as well as any other mm ships you might have, so bring any you can part with, & i'll bring all the mm figures he'll part with, & we'll make the biggest deal we can :D

gsj: "maybe the version which came with the tatooine desert playset is of inferior finishin' technique"
-search me; but as i recall the tatdes one looked the same as the 12 one initially :confused:

"i'll see's if's i can get's em back"
-you'd indiangive for me? seein as how i'm part apache, i'm touched :kiss: i'll wait to hear, no pressure on ya :evil:

"the uproar over that has got to be louder"
-oh? but That operation's reversible, & has never done any lasting damage. try it yerself :)
i too haven't seen anythin in biglots for a long time :zzz:
vt

ARTOO
02-22-2002, 01:00 PM
VT,
I don't think I'll able to make the "gathering" on the 14th since I work until 5:00 M-F. But we'll work something out. I will actually be happy to "unload" these little vehicles. Got a baggie full or so.

vulcantouch
02-23-2002, 10:45 AM
. . . we'll arrange sumthin else then :) in the meantime i've consulted w/b'jr re available mm figures, & he gave me nearly All of his (hundreds) to go thru. some i have little knowledge of so you'll have to check em out in person, but in the meantime to save time when we do get together, you can help me winnow down the pool of possibilities by confirming you won't need any of the ones i Can identify (approx. numbers of each follow):
from ep1 mm pax 1-4:
nass (~50)
mauve-robed neimodian (~50)
sidious (~16)
that pointy-head jedi (~16)
jarjar (~16)
fambaa (~16)
anakin (~11)
bibble (~11)
gasgano (~10)

from sote mm pax:
7 vaders
7 emps
7 asps
7 xizors
7 guris
3 dashes
3 leebos
3 lukes
of course if you do need any of those just say so :)

jg: b'jr happens to have an xtra af cloud car pilot he's happy to trade you (keeping money outta the exchange'll be cheaper for both of you) :) i haven't checked my $2 loose figure source for porkins yet but in case they don't have, maybe you can strike a deal w/bc3 for the porkins he's getting from gsj- that is, if af figures don't matter so much to bc3 :sur: if so, i'll send cc pilot to bc3 & he can enclose to you along w/porkins. just an idea :)

ar2 & jg: at your convenience lmk what mm ship(s) you might be able to offer b'jr in trade :)
vt

britcit3
02-23-2002, 12:00 PM
eh up

It's not a Porkins figure - it's the AF Prokins X Wing and I keep my AF's unopened/boxed I'm afraid.

Cheers

BC3

ARTOO
02-23-2002, 01:04 PM
Well, I'm not really interested in any of that, well maybe a couple ASPs, but I don't see any battledroids listed. No biggy. I will trade the XII for the XI figs, and I'll list my "unwanted ships" here later (I have to dig 'em out). If he/you want 'em, cool.
ARTOO

JediGoofy
02-24-2002, 04:40 AM
Hi vt,
I am very glad b'jr found an extra Cloud Car Pilot! :)
(By the way, I saw the pictures of b'jr's collection on r2d2 site, the ones were you and him are actually "swimming" in a MM sea! Impressive, I must say. :crazed: ).

Well that is one of the last item I am looking for, as I was able to find the KB exclusive 2-pack and the alpha Snowspeeder and (if I will be lucky enough to win the auction) also the A-wing and Imperial Shuttle internal hinge variations (after this I will be just looking for MTT an AAT MM variations, Epic Collections 4-6, and Build Your Own Podracer Pack 2 :dead: , that is I will be just looking for impossible to find items! :stupid: ).

So I would be really happy to get this Cloud Car Pilot, but I am afraid not to be able to offer any MM to b'jr :( because I do not have currently any duplicate to use as exchange fodder, however I would me more than happy to send b'jr, or you, "vile" money (I know this is a fault in the MicroMachines community etiquette, but what can I do?).

Hoping not to be too a bother, please let me know :o . Ciao,
JediGoofy

jeddah
02-25-2002, 06:03 AM
A bit OT but this seems like as good a place to post this as any;

I've just ordered this from a guy on the RPF :):):)

pic 1 (http://imagem.webphotos.iwon.com/1000027397/1000027397_224200262806AM0.5778772.jpg)

pic 2 (http://imagem.webphotos.iwon.com/1000027397/1000027397_224200262809AM0.7983144.jpg)

VT: I'd like to say R2 but I just know I'm more of a threepio.

JT: What was the catalyst for SS's post about respecting others rights? Was it the Darth Dubious attack on Jar Jar Binks posted on the General forum. I haven’t laughed so much ever on this board but I thought he was posting tongue in cheek (hence my “more, more!” post thereafter). Was he really serious then? I note the thread has gone..... I suppose when someone unprovoked calls someone else a "venomous little wasp" it's not meant to be nice but I had a reet larf :)

jeddah

britcit3
02-25-2002, 10:41 AM
Very COOOOL Jeddah

If I were you though, I would keep it for display purposes only and wouldn't be tempted to play with it too much - apparently it can give you pins and needles.

Cheers

Cenobite3

good shot jansen
02-25-2002, 12:49 PM
Originally posted by vulcantouch
you'd indiangive for me? seein as how i'm part apache, i'm touched :kiss: i'll wait to hear, no pressure on ya

bugs are back in my possession!

britcit just e-mailed me to let me know that he is sending you and moi a surprise:eek: , as i don't know if he wants you to know what it is before you gets it, i'll remain mum fer the time being:p

he's sending it on to me, so's when i gets it, i'll then put forth a package containing the surprise, along with these yucky bugs!

i may have some more st dupes that i'll throw in to boot, not sure though, gotsta check masons stash.

vulcantouch
02-25-2002, 01:06 PM
which reminds me 2 axe, where does your aVaTar come from bc3? btw, it's the af porkins fig that comes w/porkins af xwing that jg seeks :)
i idiotically forgot to mention that bc3 Also got me sith inf mm paint VarianT :D and isn't Anyone gonna take credit for scorin xtra #12 ep1mmpak??

jg: "I do not have currently any duplicate to use as exchange fodder"
-really? None? oh well, how bout this: we'll just send figure(s) to you (email me your mailin address), & in the future you can send us any xtra mm ships if you come across any cheap, esp. from ep1 mm pax 7-16, st pax 10-16, sst, aliens, men in black etc etc :D i'll let you know when i've checked w/$2 af figure source for the porkins.

"'vile' money (I know this is a fault in the MicroMachines community etiquette"
-i've got nuthin aginst equal monetary reimbursement; it's just that it'd be less hassle, more efficient, more fun & cheaper to trade than to convert lire or euros to $$ (speakin of euros, check out the latest hump (http://sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=42569#post42569) :D)

ar2: ok, i'll extract those commons from the pool, i figured you wouldn't need any of those since they're easy to come by but just wanted to make sure. i'm sure we'll have enough sufficiently intriguing rarities that you'll be compelled to trade us your every last unwanted ship :D would you happen to have retained the packaging cradles from ep1 mm pax 7 or 9? i wouldn't mind being able to display my mars guo pod or sebulbapod thusly :)meanwhile, plz make sure to not scuff your queenship's fragile silver finish ;)

gsj: rockin news on them bugs, hope other guy didn't cry too much :evil: bc3 surprise is one of his customs, right? :cool:

jdah: that reminds me, i hope to find a cheap Rubik's Revenge (dodecahedron) :) so which one of you & bc3's obrien and which one's bashir?
btw i meant ep1 pak 8 not 9, and now i like the mm sithbike cuz i was able to tear off dopey-lookin maul fig that was attached to it :evil:

jdah, jt: have i been missin some fun scraps?? where where?? :(
vt
np; Swimming With Sharks soundtrack

britcit3
02-25-2002, 01:20 PM
eh up VT

My avatar is father Jack from the UK comedy series Father Ted.

It is about 3 priests "marooned" on a remote Irish Island.

It really was a bizarre, surreal, hilarious show - my fave sitcom ever (look on the net if you're interested - there is quire a few fan sites).

Father Jack (the avatar) is an old alcohilic who just sits in his chair - his entire repertoire of words is "DRINK! GIRLS! A**E!".

Jek Porkins - sorry VT - want the figure in his little box, I'm afraid.

I think that I'll go for O'Brien - my accent is far from the Queens English and it's fair to say that my waistline is more like the Irishmans that Bashir's!!

GSJ's suprise - you already know - I emailed you last week.

It's the custom Harrier Class I mentioned - I made 3 extra, so I have sent them to the 3 forummers that I know collect ST - thats you, GSG & Jeddah.

Cheers & ta-ra

BC3

jeddah
02-25-2002, 02:01 PM
...to be the girlyboy of DS9. :frus: I'm more Garak than Girlyboy and I'm just wonderful with fabrics :D

Father Jack also shouts "Feck!" (which altho' sounds rude, is not comparable to the one you may be thinking of). I'm sure they'll export Father Ted to the US ; Hell, if they can send them that sh**e, Red Dwarf, then they can appreciate the true comedy of Father Ted.

(*aside, under breath to BC3* You know how these cuhwazee Americans all think they're Oirish :p)

jeddah

vulcantouch
02-25-2002, 02:16 PM
. . .cuz not only am i plain, simple, cultured, mysterious, reptillian & lethal, i also get to snog gul dukat's yummy daughter tora ziyal (actress melanie smith please, not the previous 2 gals to play her) :kiss:
so jdah'd rather be miles-o-melon obrien? ("here's to Cloive, the foinest bloke eveh t'pitch his koite into the channol" -obrien to bashir, toasting their ww2-ace holosuite pal, ds9's "homefront" :crazed: )
vt

jeddah
02-25-2002, 02:34 PM
No, you assume that I want to be either? If I had a choice, it would, of course, be Weyoun, failing that, the Intendant ;)

Ziyal...yuk :dead:

jeddah

JediTricks
02-26-2002, 01:23 AM
Jeddah, cool prop replica! While I'm not a true Hellraiser fanatic (try saying "silly cenobite" 3 times fast ;)), the Lament Configuration is one of the coolest props in cinema.

As for why I wrote that announcement, Dubious' post was a small PART of it, but there are many other factors that have just become too much. I would definitely not say Dubious' post is the main reason though.

JediGoofy
02-26-2002, 07:10 AM
Hi vt,
that would be great, if you can send me the AF figure(s) I am looking for I will remember you and b'jr. Even if I do not have any MM vehicle available for you now I am pretty sure to be able to find something for you in the future. :)

I will email my mailing address to you.

Thank you! :D
JediGoofy

vulcantouch
02-26-2002, 11:08 PM
btw, if you have an xtra gian speeder mm (it came in both mm pak 10 And naboo temple ruins playset), b'jr's still lookin for one (i know i know, you already sed you Don't have xtras, but can't blame a guy for tryin :D )
i drilled a stand-hole in my id4 attacker mm, and tried the boilin-water immersion trick on my warped repcruiser to straighten it out. it did- for about 2 days. undaunted, next time i'll try immersing it longer (watch this space for tears over a melted repcr ;) ).

ar2: a few more mm figures i've been able to identify- plz indicate if any might be of interest:
~a dozen misc. from epic collections 1-6, incl. 3 emps
~a dozen misc. people from men in black mm sets 3 & 4 (btw, did you ever get mib sets 1 &/or 2? i wouldn't mind seeing what those ships look like in person)
~20 starship trooper personnel
-a coupla titan ae characters
hope you saw mssg for you in post 18 above :) meanwhile, in goin thru b'jr's figures i came across a boussh that's a lil scuffed, but it's so cool i'm gonna keep it for myself (which makes it the 1st & only mm figure i've deigned to admit into my collection) :happy: she looks cool standin next to mm ships she could conceivably fit in, such as landspeeder, sithbike, escape pod, kaz raider & muthaship, alpha x, alpha ss, alpha cc, alpha y, voy shuttle & slave 1 (the last 3 are kinda iffy, it'd be a tight squeeze).

oh yeah jdah? tora ziyal is tora ziYUM (http://www.startreklives.de/crew/car_ziyal.htm)- am i right people?? :kiss: hey, at least garak & bashir had great conversations like you & me done had once upon a buzzboard; by contrast, parallel-garak & intendant were always at each other's throats. although, he "was able to Please her now and then" (p-g to p-worf, "shattered mirror" :evil: )
vt

britcit3
02-27-2002, 12:50 AM
Hey VT

I've got a spare Gian Speeder - will include it in my next trans-Atlantic to either you or GSJ.

BC3

jeddah
02-27-2002, 05:08 AM
You nostaligic old fecker :p

JediGoofy
02-27-2002, 10:11 AM
Hi vt,
I have one Episode I collection X and one Naboo Temple Ruins playset, so actually I have two Gian Speeders (even if they are not really dupes because they come from two different sources).

As I have the deepest respect for b'jr "gigantic" collection I will be more than pleased to contribute with a MM vehicle he is missing! :D

Rest assured when I receive your envelope I will return it to you with the Gian Speedern inside! :)

All of a sudden b'jr will be the proud owner of 2 Gian Speeders (mine and bc3's), I hope he will be as happy as I am happy with my Cloud Car Pilot! :happy:

Ciao,
Gian Piero

P.S. Once again MM forumers are the best! ;)

ARTOO
02-27-2002, 11:02 AM
vt,
All I really want are more battledroids, but I would take a couple ASPs from the first post. In fact, I will trade the figs in XI for the ships in XII and I will just give you the ships, there are quite a few, but not THAT many, and you guys can fight over them from there. I promise I'll make time tonight to list what they are. There isn't that much to write home about, but there is at least one droid fighter and at least 2 naboo fighters, plus a couple sith bikes (or whatever they're called, and various other misc. things like gian speeders and pod racers, and I think there are several original ships. I'm keeping my X-wings and Ties for space battles. I have tried to keep everything in scale, which means I had to get original Kenner diecast X-wings and Ties for my mm Imperial dudes. If I ever finally get the time to actually play with this stuff, I am going to have some honkin' big battles. And we'll see if the Rebels actually can beat the Empire again ;-)

Frankly, I don't have enough diecast ships, and it would be unwieldy, to fight space battles, so I am keeping the mm ships for that. Then all the land battles will be with the figs. I need to watch EP2 to see how to tie the EP1 stuff with the trilogy stuff. If Hasblow doesn't make EP2 battledroids, clonetroopers, jedis, super droids, etc., I may be able to convert some stormtrooper into clonetroopers (which means I'll have to get more STs). But I don't know how the story goes so I'll have to wait. Funny, I might not even watch the movies if it weren't for the micros. Truly, I didn't go to EP1 until a few weeks after it started because I had to see what these little mm figures were supposed to be doing in the context of the SW story. Otherwise, my passion lies in the HO scale figures that represent real history (lest we forget, Star Wars is a movie, not a documentary ;) ). But I admit, after Galoob (R.I.P.) came out with their Star Wars micros in '93, I kind of got caught up in the whole Star Wars thing and now I want to fight battles with these little dudes. I have a fine Imperial Army. Enough Stormtroopers (my best legions) to occupy Tattoine, Bespin, Hoth, a Death Star and any other planet that doesn't stay in line. Of course I don't don't know yet if I'll have to fight the Trade Federation yet. Have to wait til EP3, of course indications are that is technically what **SPOILER**SPOILER**SPOILER** (darn censors!). And I don't know if Endor is going to be another "Custer's Last Stand" (or "Isandhlwana" for the brits here), cuz I do have enough Ewoks for it, or just another slaughter of indigenous species. I still haven't been quite convinced that a bunch of Teddy Bears can defeat the Emporer's "best Legions". We shall see.
ARTOO

JediGoofy
02-27-2002, 11:54 AM
Hi ARTOO,
I am trying to create a comprehensive list of the MM and AF vehicles, including all the variations that can be found.

Unfortunately I do not have the possibility to write a similar list for MM and AF figures (from Classic Trilogy and E1 collections, Battle Packs, playsets, etc, etc), but I see your interest is mainly in these figures, so I would like to ask you if you have such a list, or if you know where a list of all MM and AF figures can be found. :confused:

In case, please let me know. :)

Ciao,
JediGoofy

P.S. By the way if you are interested in my MM and AF vehicles list, please let me know and I will email it to you. ;)

vulcantouch
02-27-2002, 12:10 PM
"keeping my X-wings and Ties"
-no problemo :) while b'jr's happy to take any you don't want, he'd Much prefer them ep1 ships you mentioned anyway (he still doesn't have droid fighter, aldar beedo pod etc) :D diecast you say? need a slave 1? if so, as reported in hunt thred i recently found b'jr a mint o-o-p one, & since it turned out he already has it i bet he'd be happy to let you have this one :) any other dcs you seek? lmk, i might be able to help :)
i'm aware of your ho-scale emphasis (btw he also has some nasastronats & soldiers in gray, blue-gray, khaki & olive-drab; any interest?) so i trust you've no interest in af figs; however, you might find a few sst, mib, titan ae or epic 1-6 figs intriguing, i'll bring along one of each just in case :)
haven't come across any bdroids in b'jr's stash, but i Did have one that came in an ep1 pak 10. can't find it now, not sure what i did w/it (gave it to b'jr? sent it to one of you punks? is it hiding in jdah's still-to-be sent pkg?) but if i find it you can have :)

jg, bc3: i just Knew you punks were holdin out on me ;) ok then, i'm gonna use this moment of guilt to pressure you two into a favor: b'jr'd be Happy to have both your gianni verspeedis, but: the pak 10 and temple ruins are slightly different sculpts (pak 10 gs features gas caps on both sides ;) ). SO, whichever one bc3 can spare (plz indicate here which one), maybe jg can spare the other? that way, b'jr'd get one of each :D:D:D
of course, now that i've edjucated you two on this VarianT, maybe you'll withdraw offer. i understand; but you guys wouldn't be forgettin bout any Other xtras now wouldja? :evil:
vt
np: alan parsons project, "eye in the sky"

britcit3
02-27-2002, 12:14 PM
Mine's a pack 10.

I think I chopped the ruins speeder up to make a custom (silly boy).

BC3

ARTOO
02-27-2002, 09:24 PM
vt,
I have all the kenner diecasts except, of course, the tie bomber, and the AF one replaces it just fine. As for all the figs you mentioned, MIB, SST, Titan Ae, etc, I already have. I didn't save any of the packaging and I've given away nearly all the AF figs and most of the other ships (except those I "gasp!" threw away!).

In this batch, aside from the XII ships, I have a queen's starship, a couple differnt painted Darth Maul ships, a Coruscant taxi, a couple types of speeders, 3 bongos, 3 naboo fighters, 1 federation fighter, an mtt, a firing mtt (proly from the Naboo battlefield set), a pod racer and 3 fed tanks (2 come apart), and a few other pieces of junk. My only condition, I leave the whole baggy. What u don't want, trash.

jedigoofy,
I'm gonna try and email the mm list to you. It's kinda long, but I think it has what u are lookin' for.
ARTOO

ARTOO
02-27-2002, 09:47 PM
BTW vt,
I forgot to mention how comforting it is to find "the other" person in the world who actually loved the series "Get a Life". I should pick up those two collection videos on Amazon. I have a tape of episodes I taped from the show including the "Spewey" episode, and the "Amnesia" episode, and of course, the classic Last episode with non-stop slapping, punching, kicking, etc. I nearly die laughing every time I see it.
ARTOO

JediGoofy
02-28-2002, 04:21 AM
Originally posted by vulcantouch
jg, bc3: i just Knew you punks were holdin out on me ;) ok then, i'm gonna use this moment of guilt to pressure you two into a favor: b'jr'd be Happy to have both your gianni verspeedis, but: the pak 10 and temple ruins are slightly different sculpts (pak 10 gs features gas caps on both sides ;) ). SO, whichever one bc3 can spare (plz indicate here which one), maybe jg can spare the other? that way, b'jr'd get one of each :D:D:D
of course, now that i've edjucated you two on this VarianT, maybe you'll withdraw offer. i understand; but you guys wouldn't be forgettin bout any Other xtras now wouldja? :evil:
vt


Ouch! That hurts! :eek: I did not notice the Gian Speeder variation. :( But, since I am a men of honour, I will send you the Gian Speeder from the Temple Ruins playset in any case. :) Maybe you could ease my sorrow if you can forward me (possibly together with the AF figure(s)) the "firing" MTT and one of the "exploding" Trade Federation tanks r2 is offering (they are the 2 MM variations from MTT/Naboo Battlefield I am looking for), unless b'jr is interested in those. (I know he IS interested in any MM but, as you said, "can't blame a guy for tryin'" :D )

R2: thank you very much, I received your e-mail, that is actually the list I was looking for! :happy:

Ciao,
JediGoofy

RobertDD
02-28-2002, 04:58 AM
JG and R2, I am actually working on variants as well, in my case I am only interested in casting variations and paint variations on AFs, so no packaging variations and no other MMs at all, but I am sure other people will be adding those (I know for a fact S43 has a fast knowledge of that subject).

R2, do you mind forewarding that list to me as well? I promise to send you a complete (or at least as complete as posible) list as soon as I have added and checked your variations so you can publish on your website.

JG Can you get in touch with me to swap info on this and both get a complete list?

Maybe we can do some groundwork on variations here together, eh? It would be great to have a definate list out there that sums up the "complete" collection. Everybody wanting to pitch in would be greatly appreciated. Hey, maybe we should start a new thread on this?

JediGoofy
02-28-2002, 05:30 AM
Hi RDD,
I am happy to send you the MM & AF vehicles list and I will be VERY HAPPY if you can check it and find out any missing variation or mistake. :)

Actually the list started as a joint effort together with GSJ, so I think now it could be quite complete, but who knows? ;)

Unfortunately it is in Excel format, so I am not able to post it here in the forum, but I can e-mail it to you if you want (the easiest and safest way to give me your e-mail address, without letting it know to everybody, is if you send me an e-mail or a private message through this forum). Of course I can e-mail the list to everybody may be interested.

In any case I will be very happy if we will be able to create the vehicles and the figures lists which define the "complete" collections! :D So I will contribute to any initiative.

Ciao,
JediGoofy

RobertDD
02-28-2002, 07:22 AM
JG, I just sent my email address to you.

good shot jansen
02-28-2002, 07:42 AM
not only are there gas tank openings on the gian speeder which came with the playset, the color betweeen the two speeders is different as well. it doesn't show up well on the scan, the version which came with the temple ruin playset is more silvery in color, while the pack X version has quite a bit of a purple hue.

also the date marking on the bottom is different. the playset version's date is simply '98, while the mm pack X version spells out the whole year '1998.

vulcantouch
03-01-2002, 01:01 PM
gsj: curious, cuz My templeruins gs is purpler than my gascap gs (& imo the purpler the better :) )

ar2:
"i should pick up those two collection videos on Amazon"
-if you want, but i happen to have Every episode on slp, & since we might not be able to offer you an equivalent fig/ship trade (you've got your figure bases covered way more than i anticipated :eek: ), you'd be welcome to dub em :) i also have hours of old ce appearances on letterman :cool: speakin of ce, you're mentioned here (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=43815#post43815) :)

"My only condition, I leave the whole baggy. What u don't want, trash"
-agreed, aside for that trash part ;) a shame if some of the accompanying ships & bugs may've gotten tossed (esp. mib, sst, titan ae), we woulda loved any of them :(

jg: "since I am a men of honour"
-aw screw that "honour" jazz- there's "honor", & then there's Collectin ;) feel free to keep your gs, it sounds like ar2's givin us plenty to compensate so how bout we make this a 3-way deal: ar2 gives us that generous mm bounty, we give you the cc pilot, firin mtt and a turreted att, and you keep ar2 in mind for some future, mm/ho-scale figure favors you can do him :) and of course, if you come across any xtra mm ships you can send them along too :D
vt

JediGoofy
03-03-2002, 04:48 AM
Hi vt,
the Giant Speeder from Naboo Temple Ruins will be sent to you and b'jr, no problem :) , but looking carefully, and using as a reference gsj's pictures, I noticed my Gian Speeder from Naboo Temple is the same as the collection X version! :( Maybe this is because my playset is an international version (the one with 4 translations) which I bought from an English seller. :confused:

Anyway I will send you the Gian Speeder together with a Jabba Sail Barge from R2-D2/Jabba's Palace Transforming Action Set (I know Jabba Sail Barge is not one of the best MM vehicles ever, but maybe it can become part of b'jr's amazing floor pattern. ;)

As far as ar2 is concerned he told he is interested in Battle Droids and I have a couple of Action Fleet Battle Droids (red) I could send him, but I do not know if he wants just MM figures or AF figures can be accepted as well, let me know. I am also wondering if ar2 may have an extra "sitting" Han Solo from C-3PO/Cantina Transforming Action Set (I have just Greedo and he looks silly speaking alone and being shot by an ectoplasm :p ).

In summary, if vt can send me "cc pilot, firin mtt and a turreted att" I will be more than happy. I hope you can forward ar2 the 2 Battle Droids I will send together with Gian Speeder and Jabba's Sail Barge.

Ciao,
JediGoofy

jeddah
03-08-2002, 05:27 AM
...If anyone does not want their Droid harnesses that came with R2-B1 (yeah, right, I kow, but you gots ta try), I'm after as many as can get my silly little hands on.

thanks

jeddah

britcit3
03-08-2002, 09:38 AM
Sorry Jeddah

Had a harness, but chopped it up to make nacelles for a Trek custom.

Are you going to Memorabilia in Brum over the weekend ? - me and Britcit Junior are going tomorrow.

VT - have you bagged Preview R3-T7 yet - bagged mine today in a shop in Liverpool - once you take the crappy boomer/sparky type thing off, it's a great Astrodroid.

Cheers

BC3

jeddah
03-08-2002, 12:05 PM
Looks like "no" :( bad funds timing and going to France for my birthday so....

I'll mail you if things change

jeddah

vulcantouch
03-08-2002, 03:10 PM
btw i just checked on $1.50 porkins af figure source, and no luck :( however, i did sight a $10 porkins xwing. (also a $10 gold leader xwing in case anyone interested.) also, i think b'jr has that hantina mm figure you seek, i'll enclose :)

funny you should ask, bc3: why, just yesterday (http://sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=46985#post46985). . . :D but i haven't yet decided to open it, trade it or give it to b'jr, cuz you know me & my Vanatical Tightwad standards: i wanna wait & see if i can score myself one for Less than srp. if so, i'll keep That one. but if r3t7 turns out to be htf, i'll eventually relent and settle on this srp one :p
also yesterday, your harrier custom arrived :D i'm tryinto figure out what you made it from, i don't recognize any of the pieces :confused:
btw, yesterday i found you a loose alpha xwing- i'll enclose :)

shucks jdah, if i was france-bound that wouldn't be no occasion for a frowny (btw i found an xtra copy of mclarens' Paris double cd for $2.50 in case interested :) ). i'll keep astroharness in mind, but i only have one & may keep it-
vt
np: mclaren, "walkin w/satie"

LTBasker
03-08-2002, 06:45 PM
Just a heads-up but the preview figures are rumored (I think only rumored, dunno if it's been confirmed) to ship only until April 23rd when the official E2 toys come out.

britcit3
03-09-2002, 02:31 AM
Most UK comic/sci-fi stores have them on the shelves NOW! - seen 'em.

BC3

good shot jansen
03-09-2002, 07:02 AM
i certainly would!!!!:happy:

$2.50 is a great bag!

i'm figurin' jeddahs chunnelin' 'bout now, so we'll have to await return from the continent before knowin' who gets it.

or am i speakin waaaaaaay outta turn, in that you ain't offerin' this to the masses?:confused:

if so, i humbly defer, and shut my yap accordingly:dead:

vulcantouch
03-09-2002, 12:23 PM
1st come 1st served, i always say :evil: besides, i'd prev. offered jdah a $6 one i'd sighted, & that offer was declined, so :Pirate:
it's used, & got a coupla cosmetic scratches but nuthin that should affect play, judgin from my xtensive used-cd experience (i'll playtest if you wish). anyhoo my treat, consider it payback for the buckyroj ship you forfeited to me ;)
vt

jeddah
03-10-2002, 10:00 AM
Hi, :)

Didn't click the Paris offer was for me, thought it was a reference to my impending o'er-The-Sleeve (http://www.encyclopedia.com/articles/04123.html) -jaunt. :):)

Sure, GSJ must have it, he wants it and I am not really after it specifically sur ce moment. Many thanks for the offer. ;)

BTW. I'm not going until Thursday. I'll take my camera and upload anything of interest.

a beintôt, mes copains

jeddah