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xobender
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From: Carrot Colony on Lagoon and Irving.
Registered: Mar 2001

posted May 25, 2002 00:17     Click Here to See the Profile for xobender   Click Here to Email xobender     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe i just bought my stormtrooper costume( to use for years to come ) from http://www.studiocreations.com/stormtrooper/main.shtml . I am soo happy.. i have seen this link since potm and thought about it day in and day out and now i think i have enought clams to get it..horay !! and now i found some neat thingst o add to it on ebay... this is soooo coool beyond all belief for me.. But i heard they have a legion to join in the midwest but haven't really found any sign of any one in minnesota. hmm.. anyway. just thought i would say. TA Tau !!

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MightyJoeSakic
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From: The Pacific Rock/NAVCOMTELSTA GUAM GU
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posted May 25, 2002 06:41     Click Here to See the Profile for MightyJoeSakic   Click Here to Email MightyJoeSakic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That costume is neat as hell, and yes I hope it lasts for years and years cuz $550 is a bit steep for a costume...well at least for me it is.

//Thom//

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FatGnome
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posted May 25, 2002 08:36     Click Here to See the Profile for FatGnome   Click Here to Email FatGnome     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah that is cool I think when I get an extra $600, cause the boots have to be bought seperatly, I will get one for myself.

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LifetimeTrekker
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posted May 25, 2002 14:05     Click Here to See the Profile for LifetimeTrekker   Click Here to Email LifetimeTrekker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can't become a stormtrooper--I can't fit the mold.

I would've thought that, given the model and the training that the stormtroopers of Episodes 4-6 would have been of better quality.

Maybe after the clone war they just started a massive conscription program?

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Snaggy
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posted May 25, 2002 18:29     Click Here to See the Profile for Snaggy   Click Here to Email Snaggy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There's a theory out there that says after Jango Fett left the clone making facility, the clone makers had to use DNA of clones to make more clones, hence the quality went down, hence the not-quite-as-bright stormtroopers of later episodes.

copy of a copy theory...

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EngrBohn
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posted May 26, 2002 03:47     Click Here to See the Profile for EngrBohn   Click Here to Email EngrBohn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kinda like analog VCRs?

That theory would also explain why the Imperial army's commissioned officers seemed to be (almost?) exclusively non-stormtrooper. You'll notice that in Ep2, the officers were clones with distinctive helmets, but in Ep4-6, the officers, down to commanders of individual armor units, were not stormtroopers. The only stormtrooper in a leadership position was the guy in charge of the search for the droids on Tatooine in Ep4, and he probably was an NCO.

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LifetimeTrekker
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posted May 26, 2002 14:48     Click Here to See the Profile for LifetimeTrekker   Click Here to Email LifetimeTrekker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wonder if Lucas had the stormtrooper/clone angle from episode 4?
Clearly all the stormtrooper voices are different from 4-6.

Nice to know the Death Star construction will already be underway in episode 3. The time frame is now just about right for it to be ready in episode 4, although the second one must have been under construction well before 6 to be completed in such a short time.

Why wouldn't I be surprised to see other Death Stars still under construction in some outlying area of the new Republic--if there is such? I would imagine there would be many sectors/systems reluctant to give up their own little fiefdoms to rejoin the collective, and one of those planet-killers can go a long way toward conquering other systems.

After he finished his storyline, it could be interesting for Lucas to farm out the future stories and keep the video stories coming for decades. The novel franchise seems to do well enough.

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iballoondesign
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posted June 04, 2002 19:46     Click Here to See the Profile for iballoondesign   Click Here to Email iballoondesign     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, that is so cool, but too expensive. And lame stuff they have, not professional. Well, better than nothing, huh? I want Rebel's uniform. (orange one)

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Oz, the Wizard of
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posted June 13, 2002 11:22     Click Here to See the Profile for Oz, the Wizard of   Click Here to Email Oz, the Wizard of     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a set of 1 orange fleece/ orange pants that people think looks like a rebel flightsuit, now if only I could get a white laptop to strap to my chest 8^).
-Oz

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ilovemydualg4
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posted June 13, 2002 13:44     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemydualg4   Click Here to Email ilovemydualg4     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Oz, the Wizard of:
I have a set of 1 orange fleece/ orange pants that people think looks like a rebel flightsuit, now if only I could get a white laptop to strap to my chest 8^).
-Oz


ah... that's where the ibook fits in... muahahah

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younghart
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posted June 14, 2002 04:30     Click Here to See the Profile for younghart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hmm. first, ithought: neat - you can actually buy this uniform! But then: Isnīt it one of the reasons why them baddies are bad - that they use their people for being unpersonal, faceless (cloned!) soldiers? Wouldnīt it be more with the incredible George (TM) to stay in your individualized urban camouflage? Although, I still think as long as itīs just 4 fun and the majority is still wearing something else, itīs gotta be fun to have. Enjoy!

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