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    My Movie Dioramas List

    To the best of my knowledge, these are the movie scenes I have slated for permanent dioramas when I get my dream home purchased.

    ANH:

    Blockade Runner battle (on board custom ship)
    Sandcrawler (with Star Tours droids)
    Dewback Patrol
    Lars Homestead
    Biggs at Anchorhead
    Purchase of the Droids
    Meeting with Obi-Wan
    Landspeeder stopped!
    Mos Eisley / Chalmun's Cantina
    Docking Bay 94
    Millennium Falcon blasts out of Mos Eisley
    Tarkin threatens Leia at Alderaan
    Death Star - huge conclomerate inc. ROTJ scenes
    Dentention Block AA-23 (vs. Death Star Troopers)
    Escape into the Trash Compactor (vs. Stormtroopers)
    Trash Compactor (Wal-Mart exclusive cinema scenes)
    Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Darth Vader
    Yavin Base (Rebel Pilots and Tactical Station)
    Death Star Trench Run (X-wing and TIEs)
    Yavin Medal Ceremony

    ESB:

    TaunTaun Patrol
    Wampa Attack
    Echo Base
    Wampa Cave
    Han saves Luke in TaunTaun
    Bacta Tank
    Probot Discovery
    Battle of Hoth (w. vintage Turret / Probot, Attack Base, ATAT, snowspeeders)
    Dagobah Training
    Tree Cave Battle
    "That's no cave!" (Millennium Falcon crew from ESB)
    Bounty Hunters on the Star Destroyer
    Cloud City (large conglomerate of scenes in custom playset)
    "We would be honored if you'd join us [for dinner on Cloud City]"
    Han's Bespin Torture
    The search for Solo

    ROTJ:

    Death Star (huge conglomerate includes ANH scenes)
    Jabba's Droid Torture Dungeon
    Jabba's Throne Room
    Jabba's Band
    Rancor Pit
    Sarlaac Battle (with custom, or hopefully Hasbro Sailbarge and skiffs)
    Luke's last meeting with Yoda
    Endor Mission Rebel briefing scene
    Speederbike chase
    Battle of Endor
    Shield Bunker
    Space Battle (with almost every Imperial and Rebel fighter ship)
    Ewoks

    TPM:

    Jedi Ambassadors' Arrival scenes
    Queen Amidala's Throne Room
    Otah Gungah (eventual custom underwater city)
    Jedi rescue the Queen
    Royal Starship Escape (with all the astromechs)
    Mos Espa
    Anakin's hovel
    Podracer Hanger
    Podrace
    Darth Maul's Tatooine attack
    Jedi Council
    Galactic Senate (with all delegations and Valorum as chancellor)
    Return to Naboo Starship
    Gungan Sacred Place
    Gungan Battle
    Theed Battle / Jedi Duel
    Space Battle (N1s and Droid Fighters)
    Obi-Wan knighted!
    Qui-Gon's funeral
    Heroes' Honor Ceremony

    AOTC

    Landing Platform Attack
    Palpatine's Office
    Padme's Apartment
    Coruscant Speeder Chase / Club Outlander
    Jedi High Council
    Refugee Frieghter (interior)
    Dexter's Diner
    Yoda and the Younglings
    Touring Kamino
    Jango's Apartment
    Anakin and Padme's fireside temptation
    Searching Mos Espa
    The Lars
    The Tuskin Camp
    Obi-Wan vs. Jango Fett
    Pursuit of Slave-One (Fett's ship, Obi-Wan's)
    The Separatists Plot
    The Galactic Senate (missing the Separatists, Palpatine as Chancellor)
    The Droid Factory
    The Arena Monsters
    The Attack of the Clones (on the arena grounds)
    Mace vs. Jango Fett
    Battle of Geonosis
    Jedi Duel in the Hanger
    Yoda vs. Dooku
    The Clone Army Assembles
    Anakin and Padme are married

    ROTS

    The space battle at Coruscant
    Anakin and Obi-Wan vs. Dooku
    General Grievous escapes
    Palpatine's safe return to the landing platform
    The Coruscant Opera
    The Jedi High Council (with some holograms)
    The Battle of Kashyyyk
    V-wing Hanger on Obi-Wan's star destroyer
    Battle of Utopau
    Obi-Wan vs. General Grievous
    Darth Sidious vs. Jedi Council Members
    Darth Vader leads 501st on the Jedi Temple
    Mygeeto Betrayal
    Fallucia during Order 66
    Cody turns on Obi-Wan!
    Refuge in the Tantive IV
    Darth Sidious vs. Yoda
    Mustafar Lightsaber Duel
    The birth of the Twins
    The encasing in the black armor
    Leia's adoption
    Luke's adoption

    I think these are most of the MOVIE scenes I'm doing in a nutshell. I also want to do as much Expanded Universe from the stories I like (and not from the ones I don't care for), given the figures they make. I may have forgotten some scene here or there, and some are story-boarded, such as lightsaber duels with multiple takes on them (and piles of the same characters' figures required). I'll add stuff in when I think of them.

    I can't wait to see how this all sets up one day!
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    Okay I'll work off of Tycho's list and post the ones I have either made or plan for. While Tycho seems to plan on making scene specific smaller dioramas, I am planning on larger more encompasing dioramas. So some on his list have been omitted on mine for either inclusion into a larger diorama or tat I don't plan on making those specific scenes.

    ANH:

    Blockade Runner battle
    Lars Homestead/Purchase of the Droids/Sandcrawler: for this I hope to build a custom Sandcrawler to scale with the figures.
    Meeting with Obi-Wan
    Mos Eisley/Chalmun's Cantina/Docking Bay 94: Oh hell's yeah with the new BMF!
    Death Star: this being one of the LARGE dioramas to include at least: Conference room/Tarkin threatens Leia at Alderaan/huge conclomerate inc. ROTJ scenes/Dentention Block AA-23 (vs. Death Star Troopers)/Escape into the Trash Compactor (vs. Stormtroopers)/Trash Compactor (Wal-Mart exclusive cinema scenes)/Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Darth Vader
    Yavin Base (Rebel Pilots and Tactical Station)/Yavin Medal Ceremony
    Death Star Trench Run (X-wing and TIEs)

    ESB:
    Hoth: Large Diorama which will include all on Tycho's list. Pondering a second BMF for this but will prolly settle on one of the smaller ones as it's goign to be in the background anyway.
    TaunTaun Patrol
    Wampa Attack
    Echo Base
    Wampa Cave
    Han saves Luke in TaunTaun
    Bacta Tank
    Probot Discovery
    Battle of Hoth (w. vintage Turret / Probot, Attack Base, ATAT, snowspeeders)

    Dagobah: Smaller diorama but to encompass Yoda's home/Darkside cave/x-wing swamp and some trees for Luke's training

    Bounty Hunters on the Star Destroyer
    Cloud City (large conglomerate of scenes in custom playset)
    "We would be honored if you'd join us [for dinner on Cloud City]"
    Han's Bespin Torture
    The search for Solo

    ROTJ:

    Death Star:See ANH listing

    Jabba's Palace: Medium sized diorama to include:
    Jabba's Droid Torture Dungeon
    Jabba's Throne Room
    Jabba's Band
    Rancor Pit
    Sarlaac Battle (with custom, or hopefully Hasbro Sailbarge and skiffs)

    Luke's last meeting with Yoda: TO be part of the ESB dio
    Endor Mission Rebel briefing scene

    Battle of Endor: Medium diorama to encompass the major scenes there:
    Speederbike chase
    Shield Bunker outside AND inside
    Ewok villiage

    Space Battle (with almost every Imperial and Rebel fighter ship) though this really will just be the ships hanging from the ceiling with a space painted background on the ceiling and top 1 1/2 ft of the walls.

    PT listing to come shortly-but this will be where most of my largest dios are created to account for the many HUNDRED clones I have. (IIRC, I'm closing in on 2000 between AOTC and ROTS clones combined

    Unlike Tycho, I do not plan on doing much if any EU scenes. But I'll post that portion after I have time to write up my PT dio plans.

    -Sal
    Move along, move along

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    For Return of the Jedi, whatever you [Sal] plan to do for the inside of the shield generator base sounded very interesting to me. Will it be EU or just what you saw in the movie? How extensive do you plan to be in building the base? Will it be part of your Battle of Endor diorama or a separate smaller scene?

    And yes: for all of my starfighter scenes (primarily anyway), I'll be hanging my ships from the ceiling with fishing wire. In my "black room," I'll use the corners:

    ANH will have two TIES and Vader's ship ganged up on Luke, alone. I think that's more effective of symbolizing the drama than having Biggs and Wedge in there, or a Falcon coming to the rescue. The only Y-wing (one of 2 I own) to be featured in ANH displays will be landed at Yavin Base.

    ROTJ will have all the fighters hanging from the ceiling in another corner - designed to be the largest amount of any ships displayed, being it is the final battle of the whole saga. 2 TIE interceptors, 4 TIEs, a B-wing, A-wing, 2 X-wings, and a Y-wing.

    ROTS is deliberately downscaled so as to not overshadow ROTJ: there will be 1 ARC-170, the 2 Jedi fighters, versus 5 Vulcher Droid fighters and 3 Tri-Droid Fighters.

    In my "white room" which is mostly ESB, I'll have the '95 Falcon hanging with probably 3 Twin Pod Cloud Cars escorting it over my custom Cloud City. I haven't gotten the Cloud Cars yet, but Hasbro's response on re-releasing this vehicle will basically steer me to eBay when the time comes. I'd always hoped to get new Cloud Cars - and in 2004 bought all the pilots I'd need...but....

    I'll also hang a TIE bomber near my Hoth display just because I liked the vehicle. I own 2 - one to dock in a custom Star Destroyer I hope to one day build.

    In my "green room," (Naboo, Endor), I plan to hang 4 N-1's (hopefully with different pilot figures instead of multiple Ric Olies and an Anakin) and about 25 Vulcher Droid Fighters. There's not too much there, but the N-1's are very "Naboo," and I don't think they belong in "he black room" with all the other ships. This spreads it around a bit.

    Stuff like Snowspeeders will be hung, but inside display fixtures of the ground battles, so I didn't go on listing things like the Republic Gunships, and so forth. They fly, but are relegated to ground battle displays in other rooms.

    I'm not sure when I'll post my EU scene listings. I might be able to base some of it off a visual inspection of my comics / novels that I have stored in a chronology, coupled with the figure list. But I've made customs, too - such as a teenage Obi-Wan to fight Xanatos, etc. and I may or may not want to continue my plans to display that, now that Hasbro has been making real EU figures to a degree that's much more satisfying for me than what had been done before (what with Quinlan, A'Sharad, The Dark Woman, Villie, Talon Kaarde, Kir Kanos, a Yuuzhan Vong, etc.)
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    I did buy a lot (most of) the 12" offerings between Hasbro and SideShow. I planned to "accent" my large 3 3/4" dioramas with tighter character-focused groups of the larger figures. I have:


    ANH:

    Dewback Patrol
    Tusken Raider Attack
    Mos Eisley / Chalmun's Cantina
    All The Emperor's Men (Tarkin, Royal Guard, Vader 14", Palpatine)
    Luke and Han as Stormtroopers Escorting Chewbacca as a Prisoner
    Yavin Base (Luke Poncho with Biggs Pilot and R2D2)
    Yavin Medal Ceremony (minus Han Solo)

    ESB:

    TaunTaun Patrol
    Wampa Attack
    Echo Base Invasion by Vader with Snowtroopers and ATAT Driver
    Dagobah Training
    Tree Cave Battle
    Bounty Hunters on the Star Destroyer
    Landing on Cloud City
    "Having problems with your droid?"


    ROTJ:

    Jabba's Throne Room
    Sarlaac Battle
    Endor Mission Rebel briefing scene (with Wedge, Admiral Ackbar)
    Speederbike chase
    Rebels vs. Imperials
    Ewoks vs. Stormtroopers
    Luke unmasks Vader
    Jedi Ghosts


    TPM:

    Darth Sidious appears to the Trade Federation allies
    Queen Amidala's Throne Room
    Swimming to Otah Gungah
    Jedi rescue the Queen in the first hanger battle
    Mos Espa cast (Tatooine figures)
    Darth Maul's Tatooine attack
    Galactic Senate (with Valorum as chancellor)
    On the starship, returning to Naboo
    Gungan Sacred Place
    Gungan Battle
    Theed Battle / Jedi Duel


    AOTC

    Coruscant Speeder Chase / Club Outlander
    Jango's Apartment
    Obi-Wan vs. Jango Fett
    The Droid Factory
    Mace vs. Jango Fett
    Battle of Geonosis
    Jedi Duel in the Hanger
    Yoda vs. Dooku


    ROTS

    Anakin vs. Dooku
    The Jedi High Council
    The Battle of Kashyyyk
    Obi-Wan vs. General Grievous
    Darth Sidious vs. Mace Windu
    Darth Sidious vs. Yoda
    Mustafar Lightsaber Duel


    I think that covers most of it.
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    For the most part Tycho as I mentioned my dioramas will be movie specific. That's what people can more readily identify with. Only some rare cases will I create an EU specific dio-case in point-Mace's troops.

    Now for my PT dio plans:
    TPM:
    Theed-another medium-large sized dio. This one promises to be one of the toughest ones as the deco is very ornate and specific and cannot as readily be replicated with ease due to the architecture of Theed.
    It will include all of the following scenes at the least:
    Queen Amidala's Throne Room
    Jedi rescue the Queen
    Theed Battle / Jedi Duel
    Final "Peace" ceremony

    Royal Starship Escape (with all the astromechs): This is easily done as I already have the ship, just need to attach the droids (not permanently though).

    Otah Gungah: Not sure of all I want to do here, though for sure I do want to do the Gungan high council. I'm thinking I want to do an exterior type shot and for that would actually like to do this in my 55 gallon fish tank. If I can make it lighted somehow without hurting the fish, that's the goal.

    Mos Espa: medium to large encompassing dio includes at least:
    Watto's shop (good place for that new droid from the factory set)
    Anakin's hovel-partial inside/outside
    Jira's fruit stand
    food stand (that Jar Jar steals that creature from)
    Podracer Hanger/Podrace

    Jedi Council-small, just the sets that were out. easy to do.

    Galactic Senate (with all delegations and Valorum as chancellor)-ah, I'm SO glad I bought that many Senate sets. I've got several Senator Pods that should fill my need.

    Gungan Sacred Place
    Gungan Battle
    Space Battle (N1s and Droid Fighters)

    AOTC
    Palpatine's Office-this will have to be done twice-one for AOTC and one for ROTS.
    Coruscant Speeder Chase / Club Outlander-oh yeah, I'm hoping eventually we'll get loads of aliens from this scene. Agira Nyrat anyone! http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Nyrat_Agira
    Dexter's Diner-this will be a fun set to do and can have many REAL WORLD items in it. I look forward to making this one a lot!

    Kamino: medium sized dio to include at least:
    Jedi Starfighter platform
    Obi meets Lama Su
    Obi touring Kamino
    Jango's Apartment
    Young clone training (Boba sized with headsets on)
    Lunch room with red training clones
    Clones getting their armor
    Slave one platform

    The Lars
    The Tuskin Camp

    The Droid Factory

    Geonosis: LARGE set. this will be one of if not THE crowning jewel. This one will be 8ft wide, 4 ft deep and 5 ft tall. Plans have been drawn up for this for some time now and some of the materials have already been purchased. This one will be on a rolling cabinet that will be 2 ft tall and will also have a 8-12 inch lighting cabinet on top to help create the red and yellow hues found on this world.
    The dio will include at least these scenes:
    The Arena- this portion will account for 3 ft of the width-to show the 3 creatures; Jedi vs. Geonosians, battle droids and super battle droids; rescue of the remaining Jedi and Padme; Mace vs. Jango Fett
    The Attack of the Clones! This portion to account for the other 5ft in width. I have well over 600 AOTC style clones (In fact that number is well low since I've added many of the white clones from Saga Legends). I'm prolly closer to 700 now. These clones as well as the 200+ Seperatist (battle droids, super battle droids, droiekas) army will populate that portion. In addition to these, I will include the vehicles with following to populate this:
    AT-TE X1
    Homing Spider Droid X2
    Gunship X2
    Dwarf Spider droid (at least 4)
    Hailfire droid X2-3
    Yes, it's going to be one VERY busy scene, but that's how I want it.

    These next two will be in a small dio together:
    Jedi vs Dooku in the Hanger
    Yoda vs. Dooku

    Anakin and Padme are married-very small dio.

    ROTS to come...(I'm at work and can't post this long here.)
    Move along, move along

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    I love discussing dioramas with YOU, Sal.

    You're absolutely the one forumite here with the most identical appreciation for these toys (as almost little pieces of art) like myself. We see them as components of larger art - the larger display. I know that's not for everybody, and some won't want to dedicate the room required for this take on the hobby - but that doesn't mean that kindred spirits who DO want to do this can't enjoy their mutual relation.

    I could have simplified the above paragraph by just stating: "we think alike." But anyway...

    Quote Originally Posted by jedi master sal View Post
    Only some rare cases will I create an EU specific dio-case in point-Mace's troops.
    The purple annoyed me. Sam Jackson wanted a unique lightsaber. Fine. Then Hasbro exploited the cause for purple and it just bugs me. That has no bearing on whether you can enjoy it. Knock yourself out. I'm just making a statement.

    Now for my PT dio plans:
    TPM:
    Theed-another medium-large sized dio. This one promises to be one of the toughest ones as the deco is very ornate and specific and cannot as readily be replicated with ease due to the architecture of Theed.
    Yeah. Theed will be very hard. I still plan to confine my display to fixtures I can push against the wall and mostly designate their width to having the Royal Starship (totally open, to display the crew on board) in one, and the Generator Duel Playset as part of the display in the other - which will include an AAT Tank and Flash Speeder on the street level, and several of the hanger playsets combined for the interior portion. Again, take note that these are 2 displays.

    In the first, with the Royal Starship, I want to have the Jedi leaping off the overpass to attack the Security Battle Droids and rescue Amidala, and I also want the river flowing through the bottom of it, with the potential to display a vehicle toy of the Gungan Bongo Sub should they ever make it. This is one of 2 Royal Starships I bought - and it's the one with all the astomechs displayed "repairing it."

    The other display will be the street battle with a cut-away view into the hanger. The main characters will be in the hanger fighting, while the Jedi will have engaged Darth Maul. On the streets, I'll be using various Naboo personnel versus the Droids, and as I mentioned earlier, have the Flash Speeder (hopefully one day a Gian Speeder) and the AAT Tank. To bolster the Trade Federation, I'm going to add a "landed" Vulcher Droid Fighter.

    Otah Gungah: Not sure of all I want to do here,
    Go to PetsMart and check out the hamster tunnels and activity balls. You can link all that stuff up. I don't yet know if it will work, but I look forward to the day I can test it out. I may just decide to do that while IN PetsMart, before I make a large purchase. I'll set it all up in the appropriate sized aquarium which I'll also purchase.

    If I can make it lighted somehow without hurting the fish, that's the goal.
    While I admire people's aquariums, I don't have the purvue to take care of one as required. I do great with maintaining my cats' litterboxes, but even that annoys me. I definitely don't want to mix a display with live animals whose habitat I'll have to regularly clean. I'm not sure of how water will affect the toys long-term either. Or if the plastics, when soaked for that long, will release toxins that might kill the fish. There's too many variables for my taste.

    In model railroading, there's an expoxy called "fake water," which modelers use to make lakes, rivers, etc. I'm thinking a piece of plexiglass can be cut as a divider and put like 1 /16 of an inch inside a fish tank, and then the fake water can be molded into the space between the two panels. Meanwhile, I purchased tons of "battle bags" from Episode One to get those alien Naboo fish. I'll be setting those inside, here and there, as I add "fake water," and eventually arrive at having "suspended fish" and a blurred "underwater" view of the Otah Gungah display. Gungans might not be every fan's favorite alien race in Star Wars, but for a diorama-maker, the underwater city presents a unique challenge that heightens one's interest in the craftmanship hobby.

    Jedi Council-small, just the sets that were out. easy to do.
    I guess I'm going to have to do this 3 times over - for each movie, to show the make-ups of the different Councils, and Obi-Wan and Anakin eventually sitting in on one, with hologram figures as the Clone Wars takes its toll. I think while the displays are relatively simple, in terms of the storyline, they prove very interesting.

    Galactic Senate (with all delegations and Valorum as chancellor)-ah, I'm SO glad I bought that many Senate sets. I've got several Senator Pods that should fill my need.
    I'm curious to see this. I couldn't justify having that many extra Palpatine's (especially since it's the wrong outfit for the figure), Yoda, and shocktroopers (cool clones - but some of the style from which I need the least!) I really want to see what I can do with disposeable, foam cereal bowls which I paint to look metallic. Some delegations bug me still: the Ithorians and Rodians may tend to look like cantina scum unless they make those species respective senators. I was very glad we got Po Nudo. The Senate is one location where I might actually be glad to replace older figures I bought for the scenes (like extra Greedos) so as to make a "real" Senate display.


    AOTC

    Coruscant Speeder Chase / Club Outlander-oh yeah, I'm hoping eventually we'll get loads of aliens from this scene. Agira Nyrat anyone!
    I'm buying extras of figures like Bane Malor when he comes out to fill-in for dudes on the street. Since Coruscant is a more human-populated world, I keep my eyes open for GI Joe or Indiana Jones figures, or whatnot, that might look OK displayed in the bar. The Danni Faytooni and Ack-Med Beq figures were nice boons to the scene. I agree, Nyrat Agira would be an awesome figure as the scantily-clad ladies were a brief focal point of the scene. I wonder if we'll ever get a bartender (Bufon Taire) for the Club. I doubt it as he doesn't seem to appear to have made it on screen and unlike Wuher, he had no spoken lines.


    Dexter's Diner-this will be a fun set to do and can have many REAL WORLD items in it. I look forward to making this one a lot!
    Dexter's is another locale I collect extra aliens for - podracer figures could be very helpful here.

    Kamino: Lunch room with red training clones
    Gosh we're lucky we got those figures. I think it's very likely that our polling we did in 2004 assisted with that. There are a few figures we voted for that I think resonated with Darrel and the team. I'd definitely say "the training clone" was one of them.

    Clones getting their armor
    At a Factory 2 U outlet (did they go out of business?) I found a lot of clearance-priced Clones with removeable armor and speeder bikes. I picked up like 6 or more to use in order to suggest this part of the touring Kamino scene.

    We still really need an AOTC Obi-Wan done pretty much in the style of the TPM "Naboo" Obi-Wan. You could customize it very easily, but really - this is Hasbro's responsibility and I'd rather buy 1 figure from them, than 2 more to take apart - especially when they can make it with stuff they already have for production, though a new AOTC head for Obi-Wan is in order. (I think they can use the Comic 2-pack one that came with Alpha - that might be alright. The first-run AOTC head sculpts for Obi-Wan sucked big time!)


    The Lars
    Geeze. When will Hasbro get on the ball? Cliegg, Owen, and Beru are at the top of the most-wanted polls on how many fan sites? (rhetorical question)


    The Droid Factory
    The big flying droid that catches C-3PO would be cool here. I thought that would have been a great piece for the build-a-droid concept.

    Geonosis: Our displays will be incredible - won't they?

    I know it sort of bores you, but you need to buy more Separatist Droids. Geonosis was the darn factory they're built at! Do you think the armies should be relatively EVEN? Or don't you think the Droids should OUTNUMBER the Clones - as if anything, the Clones' victory should then demonstrate they are superior.

    In addition to these, I will include the vehicles with following to populate this:
    AT-TE X1
    Homing Spider Droid X2
    Gunship X2
    Dwarf Spider droid (at least 4)
    Hailfire droid X2-3
    Yes, it's going to be one VERY busy scene, but that's how I want it.
    Your display will be close to exactly like mine. These will be fun for both of us to do. Hoth and Endor are the largest ground battles of the OT that we can make, but the vehicle types shown were limited: AT-ATs, AT-STs, Snowspeeders and speederbikes. The appeal of this PT ground battle is the wide variety of vehicles (toys) you can use and appreciate in the scene!

    I think you have to be a diorama builder to appreciate the above paragraph. I don't think the PT haters consider this if they are not into the hobby as we are - and some here don't buy ANY of the vehicles. I don't think either of us can even IMAGINE that. The toys accessorize the figures so well - they're even the main attraction very often.
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  7. #7
    The Gungan city would be enclosed. None of those breathing slots. I don't want to take the time to fill those in, so Hamster tunnels are not the option for me here. Actually I'm hoping to find a glass sculpture of several connected spheres. I can make the top and bottom parts of Otoh Gunga to look as they do in the movie. It's getting the lighting in there and making the spheres waterproof that's going to be the trick.

    I'll use something similar to "fake water" in the dios that require it.

    I definitely need to buy more aliens for the Senate, but I'm hoping I can eventually get these cheap on eBay. So I'm not going crazy with buying these just yet. Besides you never know if Hasbro WILL make one of those unique senators that you might not have thought they'd make.

    As the the extra armor, there are all of those training clones for one. SO I've already got enough extra armor.

    AOTC SA Obi will eventually be done. I'll wait for him.

    Agreed that we need the PT Lars. Owen and Beru aren't that much different so I'd buy two sets of them. It's Cliegg that we really need. I'm looking forward to a hovering "wheelchair" sans wheels.

    "The big flying droid that catches C-3PO would be cool here. I thought that would have been a great piece for the build-a-droid concept." That's what I said. Instead of some crappy repaints (mind you I like C-3PX but it's TOO simple).

    I disagree about having the same or more seperatist. I've always wanted an overpowering invasion force. I love the look of the AOTC clones. So this was a natural for me.

    Well to collect or not to collect vehicles are up to one's own perogative. But like you I find it a little puzzling. But thankfully, this helps the collecting community. If everyone collected the same, there either wouldn't be enough or too much product for everyone. Carded vs loose, 2 of each, vehicles or no, OT vs PT vs complete saga...none of it is wrong. Just different.
    Move along, move along

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by jedi master sal View Post
    I definitely need to buy more aliens for the Senate, but I'm hoping I can eventually get these cheap on eBay. So I'm not going crazy with buying these just yet. Besides you never know if Hasbro WILL make one of those unique senators that you might not have thought they'd make.
    I got a few of mine on clearance actually - like when the Wal-Mart exclusive cantina sets went on sale in 2002 (Greedo, Momaw, Ponda).

    Other times I bought some loose figures from sales or at Comic Con, here or there.

    AOTC SA Obi will eventually be done. I'll wait for him.
    There's a few routes they could take with Obi-Wan. I like the hard-plastic look of the Jedi robes on the Naboo figures from TPM. They couldn't really super-articulate Obi-Wan below the waist for that figure, but yeah, they could give him a lot of arm / wrist motion ala Quinlan Vos or something. You can always use a softgoods E1 accessory pack robe on an AOTC Obi-Wan, but again, NONE of the headsculpts of Obi-Wan with his mullet look anything close to Ewan. The difference in quality is striking when you line them up next to the ROTS figures - especially the Red Leader pilot figure from the end of the E3 line. That looks like Ewan. (loved that figure)

    Agreed that we need the PT Lars. Owen and Beru aren't that much different so I'd buy two sets of them. It's Cliegg that we really need. I'm looking forward to a hovering "wheelchair" sans wheels.
    Yeah, in the polling, I was quite surprised that some folks really wanted separate ROTS figures for Owen and Beru. I suppose I might had I ANY figures of young Owen and Beru already - but they had much more to do and more scenes in AOTC (along with Cliegg who like you, I really want as well). So AOTC Lars figures would really seem to be the priority. I wonder if Hasbro will ever re-release that homestead playset they're coming out with, with new Lars figures since, in a second production run, their costs on the tooling might have been paid for by then. It might suck for a lot of us who are very tempted to get the homestead, even with the old figures packed in.

    I am probably buying that homestead battlepack set, but I am keeping open the option to refuse it as well.

    I disagree about having the same or more seperatist. I've always wanted an overpowering invasion force. I love the look of the AOTC clones. So this was a natural for me.
    Cool. You're allowed to enjoy your preferences and it will result in a different take on the scene from mine, so we'll both have differences to appreciate.

    Well to collect or not to collect vehicles are up to one's own perogative. But like you I find it a little puzzling.
    Yeah, the darn vehicles, from way back to the KENNER days, were a huge attraction for the line. Here you had figures which could have just enough detail and articulation to be fun to play with, but who fit in X-wings, TIE Fighters, and the fantastic (original) Millennium Falcon vehicle / playset which made the toyline special from its inception. Then stuff like the AT-AT and the Snowspeeder and Slave-One came along to further KENNER along. I knew it was part of what I was so nostalgic for when Hasbro brought it back in 1995. I thought "I can get fleets of X-wings and TIEs now?! Alright!!!"

    I probably would have bought if it were 'the figures only.' But vehicles make the line super-fun (as would PLAYSETS!!! - if you're reading Hasbro)
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  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by Tycho View Post
    Cool. You're allowed to enjoy your preferences and it will result in a different take on the scene from mine, so we'll both have differences to appreciate.

    Why thank you for your permission, heh heh.


    I probably would have bought if it were 'the figures only.' But vehicles make the line super-fun (as would PLAYSETS!!! - if you're reading Hasbro)
    Ahem , yes playsets.... Well if done "right" (which has so many variables from collector to collector) would make some diorama building moot.

    And honestly, in many cases, I'd be very happy with that. As of right now I don't have the time, space or money to do the types of dioramas I want to do.

    Space may come as early as Fall as we're looking into a home as I speak. I'm sure I could find a way to make some time available. However it's the money issue. I'm looking at 2010 before I really get indepth involved in these larger dios.

    However I do already have plans for a dio website (not to compete with Niubniubs either, but more a companion site to his). And I have permissions from LFL for content, so I'm good to go there.
    Move along, move along

  10. #10
    One other "collection" I couldn't resist besides 3 3/4" and 12" were Galactic Heroes.

    I'm not making dioramas per se, and they likely won't be "encased / enshrined" but be free for me to mess with. However, I do plan my purchases of the GH line in accordance to the "supplies" I'll need to do:


    ANH:

    Mos Eisley / Chalmun's Cantina
    Death Star Escape (on the Falcon)
    Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Darth Vader
    Death Star Trench Run (X-wing and TIEs)

    ESB:

    TaunTaun Patrol
    Wampa Attack
    Dagobah Training
    Bounty Hunters on the Star Destroyer
    Cloud City (large conglomerate of scenes in custom playset including dinner table)


    ROTJ:

    Jabba's Throne Room
    Rancor Pit
    Sarlaac Battle
    Speederbike chase
    Battle of Endor
    Shield Bunker


    TPM:

    Gungan Battle
    Theed Battle / Jedi Duel
    Space Battle (N1s and Droid Fighters)


    AOTC

    Pursuit of Slave-One (Obi-Wan's ship anyway; hope for a GH Slave-One)
    The Droid Factory
    The Attack of the Clones (on the arena grounds)
    Mace vs. Jango Fett
    Battle of Geonosis
    Jedi Duel in the Hanger
    Yoda vs. Dooku


    ROTS

    Anakin and Obi-Wan vs. Dooku
    The Battle of Kashyyyk
    Obi-Wan vs. General Grievous
    Darth Sidious vs. Jedi Council Members
    Darth Sidious vs. Yoda


    Some of these are awaiting product that hasn't been released yet, but I mainly buy them because they are cute (and I'm a sucker). I'm forgoing getting stuff now, like Order 66 GHs and such and will just pick up stuff I really like that probably goes with stuff I already own.

    I'd love more vehicles to include:

    Regular TIE Fighter
    Y-wing
    AT-AT
    Snowspeeder
    Slave-One
    Desert Skiff
    GH Sailbarge
    AT-ST
    TIE Interceptor
    B-wing
    A-wing
    Vulcher Droid Fighter
    Gungan Submarine
    AAT Tank
    Republic Gunship
    Hailfire Droid
    Homing Spider Droid
    AT-TE
    Droid Tri-Fighter
    E3 Jedi Starfighters
    ARC-170
    Grievous' Fighter
    AT-AP
    TurboTank
    Wookiee Catamaran
    Tank Droid
    Droid Gunship
    Crab Droid

    Probably some stuff I forgot. But some of this stuff could look really cute, smooshed-in and deformed.

    We need some other beasts, too:

    Jabba single-carded (or with Bib Fortuna)
    Kaadu
    Eopie
    Acklay
    Fallucia's purple worm

    ...and so on.

    Galactic Heroes are fun and best of all - you can stuff them in a shoe box any time you feel like it, without damaging them or losing anything.
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