24 ene. 2013

Figuras 3/4

Un Nuevo Sandtrooper Perteneciente a la Coleccion Movie Heroes para este Año 2013

New Sandtrooper Movie Heroes Collection for 2013 Year


18 ene. 2013

M.E.P.D

El Certificado que me Identifica Como MEPD

My MEPD certificate

I Love Sandtroopers

5 ene. 2013

DEWBACK

HISTORIA de los DEWBACK

Los dewback son reptiles nativos del subdesarrollado Tatooine, normalmente se alimentan de pequeños arbustos, también de crías de rata womp y scurriers. Solitarios por naturaleza, sólo se juntan una vez al año en los Eriales de Jundlandia en una masiva orgía que tiene el objetivo de procrear, la hembra pone seis huevos por temporada y muy pocos sobreviven ya que deben defenderse por su propia cuenta, pese a esto los dewback sobreviven con una tasa moderada de reproducción. Estas criaturas no pueden reproducirse en cautiverio. Al oscurecer baja la temperatura en Tatooine y estas criaturas entran en un estado letárgico en donde no se mueven. Otro extraño comportamiento es que en épocas de procreación se lamen entre ellos el sudor, para aprovechar el agua.
Existen una gama de colores de la piel de los dewback, van desde el tradicional gris oscuro hasta pieles rojas y azules. Los dragones krayt comen dewbacks, pero no ocurre habitualmente ya que les resulta un poco desagradable su sabor, pero un dragón krayt hambriento no dudara en comerse a un dewback. Las ratas womp son las grandes rivales de los dewback, los enfrentamientos entre estas dos criaturas son comunes siendo las ratas womp adultas en su mayoría las vencedoras, esto se da sobretodo después de que las ratas womp mutaran debido a los desechos tóxicos imperiales.
La mayoría de estas criaturas son salvajes, pero algunos han sido domesticados y se utilizan como bestias de montura. Las autoridades locales de Tatooine los utilizan como animales de patrulla, por que son muy adecuados para soportar las altas temperaturas y las tormentas de arena que suelen dañar los vehículos deslizadores tradicionales. Incluso ante fuertes tormentas de arena, un dewback llevará a su jinete a su destino sin si quiera quejarse. Un dewback es mas rápido y ágil que el perseverante bantha y que el gigante ronto dando a las patrullas imperiales una ventaja sobre los moradores tusken y por sobre los jawas.
No se reproducen en cautiverio, por lo mismo un propietario de algún ejemplar, que quiera que sus animales se reproduzcan, debe dejarlos ir durante la temporada de apareamiento. Los ejemplares liberados frecuentemente vuelven con sus amos. Cabe señalar que es imposible realizar una crianza científica.
Estos animales son usados por los granjeros de humedad y por la rama de soldados imperiales conocida con "tropas de asalto" para el transporte. Otros residentes de Tatooine los usan como bestias de carga. Los moradores tusken los buscan por carne y su piel ya que sus ropajes, botas y casas son confecionados con la piel de este animal. 

 HISTORY of DEWBACK


Dewbacks were large, four-legged, omnivorous, cold-blooded reptiles native to the Dune Sea of Tatooine. As such, they were well-adapted to the harsh desert climate. This and the fact that they could be easily domesticated, made them commonly employed as beasts of burden by both the inhabitants of the desert planet and the off-worlders wandering its dunes. Due to their numerous useful traits and versatility, they were quite possibly the most respected of all the creatures native to Tatooine.



Biology and appearance

While they had a reputation for being solitary animals, wild dewbacks were also known to roam the seemingly endless deserts of Tatooine in single-file packs of two to five, searching for food and moisture during the day. During the hours between First Twilight and dawn, as temperatures dropped, the dewbacks would become sluggish because they were cold-blooded. To remain warm and conserve energy, the dewbacks huddled together. The dew that accumulated on their backs during the night was both a source of moisture in the morning and the origin of the species's name.



Adult dewbacks stood at 1.3 to 2.1 meters in height and could reach lengths of 2 to 3 meters. Though most of them were green, dewbacks with red, brown, gray and most rarely blue scales were known to exist. It was common for these scales to have a mottled or camouflage pattern to them. The special melanins contained within a dewback's hide, which cut down on the glare from the twin suns of Tatoo I and Tatoo II, preserved vital fluids and gave it the ability to go days without water and endure the extreme heat.
Dewbacks began their days by licking the dew that had accumulated overnight off of the backs of the other dewbacks in their pack. While this ritual provided much-needed moisture for the animals, it also strengthened the bonds between the members of the pack. The omnivorous reptiles would spend the day digging through sand dunes with their large teeth and sharp talons for grasses, underground tubers, desert sages, scurriers and baby womp rats. Solitary dewbacks would have to make do with chewing the roots of cacti for moisture
Because of their large size, dewbacks could often scare off smaller animals, if it came to a direct confrontation. Dewbacks could also fight if they confronted a krayt dragon, but the outcome of such a confrontation would most likely end in the latter top-level predator's favor, so the dewback's usual instinct would be to either run or hide.Scavengers, such as woodoos were known to steal dewback eggs. It was also rumored but not confirmed that whole swarms of skettos were capable of killing a dewback by draining it of its precious bodily fluids.

Subspecies

Dewbacks originally evolved from aquatic creatures that had lived in the oceans of ancient Tatooine and were said to be distant cousins of thuvasaurs. They could be classed into four subspecies:
The most common and recognizable subspecies was the lesser dewback. They were known for their relatively gentle nature and were the most easily domesticated of all the subspecies.
Unlike the lesser dewback, the mountain dewback preferred to wander the more mountainous regions of Tatooine. Much like lesser dewbacks, mountain dewbacks possessed a calm disposition and could be domesticated.



Grizzled dewbacks were the largest known subspecies of dewback and were further distinguished from their smaller cousins by their patchy hides. Because of what appeared to be an insatiable appetite, they were considered to be dangerous to the other inhabitants of Tatooine. They could often be found stalking the Jundland Wastes in search of prey.
Cannibal dewbacks fell between lesser dewbacks and grizzled dewbacks in terms of size. They were considered to be extremely aggressive to the point of being undomesticable and were notorious for eating newly hatched dewbacks—a behavior that gained them their name. The deaths of many settlers could be attributed to the fact that there were few differences in the coloration of the hides of lesser dewbacks and cannibal dewbacks.

Reproduction


"It's about that time of year."
Windy's father, regarding Huey's death during the dewback mating season.
Once every year, dewbacks would cover the sands of Tatooine as they converged on the Jundland Wastes, which served as their traditional mating grounds. The Jundland Wastes served this role for both dewbacks and krayt dragons for one very important reason: The sands of the wastes were the ideal temperature for the incubation of eggs year-round. The dewback mating season would begin just after the krayt dragon mating season ended, thus ensuring that less of their own eggs would be destroyed.
Once there, male dewbacks would attract the attention of females by rolling on their backs and displaying their bellies, which would change to a color resembling that of a clear, blue Tatooine sky. Some time after mating, female dewbacks would dig holes in the sands of the wastes and begin to lay a large number of eggs. Once the laying of the eggs was finished the dewbacks would once again disperse into the deserts of Tatooine to return the next year.[3] This tradition was so firmly ingrained in the behavior of dewbacks that it was impossible to breed them scientifically or even on different worlds. Nonetheless, transplanted dewbacks could be found on other dry planets like Breeka and Benja-Rihn.
Dewback eggs were usually sand-colored and the size of a Human fist. Once the eggs hatched half a year later, the young dewbacks would set out on their own with no parents to guide them.

History


Domestication




Security and military forces used dewbacks for patrols.
While it was simple to domesticate a dewback, it was far easier to domesticate one if it was raised from the egg.[4] A properly trained dewback would return the affections of its masters but the master would need to free it from captivity during mating season or it might hurt itself or others while it tried to escape to the Jundland Wastes. After mating, domesticated dewbacks usually would willingly return to their owners.

Mount and beast of burden


"My friend Windy and I rode out this way on a dewback once."
"Pardon me, sir, but that sounds rather rash."
Luke Skywalker and C-3PO
Though they were a primitive means of transportation, dewbacks were considered by the settlers of Tatooine to be better than walking if a landspeeder was unavailable at the moment. In some cases, dewbacks could be more reliable than mechanical means because they more easily endured the scorching heat of the desert and didn't have engines and intakes that could be clogged by blowing sand. They were employed by moisture farmers, local security forces and even offworld military organizations, (also due to the Dewback's ability to repel sand ticks) such as Imperial sandtroopers and a desert specialist team from the 4th regiment of the Alliance Special Forces as mounts and pack animals.
Dewbacks were capable of speeds as fast as 50 kilometers per hour for short periods of time—a speed at which a sandcrawler could be overtaken.Settlers also preferred dewbacks over banthas because they did not shy away from the challenges presented by sandstorms. However, using a dewback for transportation did have an important drawback: as the local temperature decreased at night time, the reptiles became sluggish.

Source of food and raw material

Dewbacks were also considered to be a source of food and clothing for the inhabitants of Tatooine. Dewback ribs were a popular foodstuff in Mos Eisley and dewback hides were used to make clothing, accessories and tents. Jabba Desilijic Tiure's chef Porcellus often set aside dewback offal from the palace's slaughterhouse for Malakili, who fed it to Jabba's rancor by the cartload. Settlers and Tusken Raiders alike hunted them, but unlike the settlers, Tuskens did not distinguish between wild and domesticated dewbacks. This practice did nothing to endear settlers to the Tuskens.Filet of baby dewback with caper sauce and fleik-liver pâté was a luxury meal.

4 ene. 2013

DEWBACK

Por Finnnnnnnnnnnnnn, conseguido el Dewback de Sideshow . Una Edicion Limitada a 2500 Copias siendo este el Nº 2215

 Acquired !!!!!  Sideshow Dewback Limited Edition. 2500 Pieces Only. This Piece is the Nº 2215