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Besides the obvious three-way duel at the end of The Phantom Menace and the Arena Battle in Episode II, I also loved:

The Droid Factory
Anakin's breakdown in the Skywalker garage
The nightclub (well, at least some of the lines . . . 'Why do I have the feeling you are going to be the death of me?(

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Midnight Madness Experiences! Share!
« on: April 2, 2005, 03:32 AM »
I normally just lurk here at JD, but I thought I'd share.

Okay . . . . here's my long MM story. Prepare for a long read.

So I leave my house about 10:45, and arrive at TRU at 11:00. There's probably about fifteen people waiting in the little area just inside, but the doors are still locked to get into the main building. I stand there and wait, but while I do I meet this kid and his dad who seem pretty cool and very interested in Star Wars. The kid said all he wanted was the basic figure General Grievous, so I make a mental note to get one for him if I see it. We also talk about Celebration III, and I even get them to go Saturday-Sunday, I think. So that's quite nice, just meeting and talking to fans.

About 11:58, this group of maybe ten people come. We're all like, cool, I guess the more the merrier. We continue to anxiously wait until the doors open at 12:01.

We rush in, and see the display. It is a beauty, I must say, with the fog effects and everything coming out and such. The problem was, there were about three displays in the middle of the floor showcasing LEGO, lightsabers, and vehicles that really got in the way, and only allowed for the first few people to get to the actual figure pegs. By 12:04, EVERY SINGLE FIGURE IS GONE OFF THE PEGS.

The manager then pulls out cases of figures on each side of the store and starts throwing them into carts for people to get to them. It's pretty maddening; knowing what is currently being thrown in what cart at which side and what not.

Now before I go on, let me say I really only came to TRU to get a few things, as I will be picking up all of my figures tomorrow at Target in the morning. I was basically looking for the Red and Blue Royal Guards, and the Holo Yoda if it was available (also the two Deluxe Anakin variants).

So as we are scouring the bins (myself with just a Red Royal Guard figure in hand), I notice someone with a Holo Yoda. I was extremely surprised, and go right up to the counter to ask if they have any more. They say no, they only could put out 12, and they were put on the very top of the display. I then find out that ONE GUY got ALL 12 of them. EVERY SINGLE ONE. He was even saying, ' Boy, this holo yoda which doesn't have a lightsaber will go for a lot on eBay!'. AHHH, the nerve of HIM! I am extremely pissed off by this time, and continue wading through the figures looking for my Red Royal Guard.

As I am doing this, I see the kid I was talking to in line find a General Grievous. He turns around to call to his dad that he finds one, and this guy just takes it RIGHT OUT OF HIS HANDS. RIGHT OUT OF HIS HANDS . The guy WILL NOT give it back, and there is nothing the employees can do.

So anyway, just as I am about to purcahse the ONE FIGURE, I see a Blue Royal Guard just sitting on the pegs which pretty much only had the Luminaria Undulis and Aayla Securas left. I hastily grab it, happy about my find.

But I am more concerned about this kid and his Grievous for some reason, so we keep searching through the carts. Apparently, my TRU got WAYYY too much Collection 2 and only a few cases of Collection 1.

So we don't find a Grievous, unfortunately, but I did find a cool Battle Droid whose head was actually at the bottom of the package. I thought it was pretty funny, so I bought it.

Anyway, so the boy's dad says, 'Hey, Meijers is open 24/7, why don't we check there? I heard they were doing something for this promotion!'. I am thinking that this'll be cool, because the kid will get his Grievous and I was going to go anyway.

So we both go to Meijers, and the kid and his dad get there before me a bit. As I am walking towards the action figure aisle, the dad comes back from it and says 'They got nothing.'

I check just in case, and notice that it looks EXACTLY like it did the day before; I checked because my mom was getting groceries there.

So I begin to think that they haven't even released them, and share this with the dad. He's pretty excited about it, too, and as we continue talking, this guy just walks through the aisle kind of curious.

He asks me what I am talking about when I proclaim, 'Well, I hope we get them!'. I tell him the Star Wars Episode III Figures, and to his bewilderment he thought they came out TOMORROW at midnight, and he had just been at Meijers after work to get some bolts.

He's a pretty cool guy, he shows us his Star Wars tatoos (I think he had like four of them), and this is all fine and dandy but I am wandering about the figures. So I have to search the store for ANYONE to ask about this, which ended up being an elderly lady who said that the guys from the toy department are just getting back from break.

So as they walk down the aisle, I ask them where their Star Wars stuff is. They said they were just getting ready to put it out; and I was REALLY stoked. I thought they were just going to put it on the pegs, but when they came rolling this HUGE DISPLAY down the aisle and fill in a gap in the open area around toys, I am even more excited.

So, as they do, we start to sift through the figures. The boy, thankfully, gets his Grievous, and the other guy we met with the tatoos is happily getting some Unleashed and the other cool figures (good for him, since he thought they were coming out tomorrow!).

As we continue to talk and look at the merchandise, the tatoo guy starts to talk about his Star Wars fandom and such. He even brings up the fact that he plays STAR WARS GALAXIES, and I am like WOW. So he asks me what server I am on, and I tell him Starsider. To my bewilderment, he replies he plays on Starsider as well (and this is kind of a bit thing, because I know Starsider is one of the lesser populated SWG servers). I ask him his character name (Laen-Ki), and he tells me. I then react, because I have GROUPED with this guy before in the game. Cool stuff, eh?

So as the boy is holidng onto his Grievous, I am holding onto a Darth Vader/Anakin Deluxe figure (trying to get both variants), and the tatoo guy is getting his stuff. It's all turning out good . . .

. . . then the TRU guy who scalped comes in. He's talking to his wife/girlfriend about how Wal-Mart had absolutely nothing he could resell, but that he'd check here. Luckily, he didn't get anything here either, because we had the stuff that he probably wanted.

So I check out, and come home and start typing this story, anxious for tomorrow when I will get my Lava Vader and the rest of the figures. I am also anxious about getting my Holo Yoda on 4/10 (I saved the ARC Fighter for then) for FREE, while that scalper had to pay $120 just for the Yodas. Hehe.

It's been a good night.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Somthing I think every American should see.
« on: February 24, 2004, 09:36 PM »
    I hated to, but I had to close out of that once the "NEVER FORGET" got really close and then out of nowhere started showing the images. I know that's intense for some people, especially for someone my age. (I am only 13) I never want to forget; yet I don't want to remember. Do you kind of get what I'm saying? I don't want to forget that day, but I do not want to remember the images that brought such fear, terror, and such in most every American's eyes.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: My Big Break? (has to do with movies)
« on: July 17, 2003, 07:15 PM »
We talked with the guy today and he said he liked the premise.  Then he kind of told us his direction, so we are working on incorporating that into the story.  I'll keep ya guys posted!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Birthday sp00ky the big 3-0!!!
« on: July 16, 2003, 02:32 AM »
   Hehehehe.  THAT would be a way to stop post padders- you gain in age one year for every post.  HMMM . . . <looks way over to U kno where and looks at GNT)

   Anyway, props on the b-day.  So what's the lodown on the goods? ;D

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: My Big Break? (has to do with movies)
« on: July 16, 2003, 02:29 AM »
   Yeah, I have to say this came at a good time.  This summer has been horrible- I found out my parents are getting divorced and I may have to move, but I hope not.  I just think it's awesome that since I was 10, I have wanted to be a screenwriter-seriously.  Not a director, not an actor, a screenwriter.  It just sounded cool-you get the general direction (my friend mostly) and flesh out the details.  

Watto's Junk Yard / My Big Break? (has to do with movies)
« on: July 16, 2003, 12:14 AM »
   Okay, okay, you'll probably laugh at me, but this was where I waned to post much more than "you know where" as the community over there is mostly phony and annoying.  (Sorry to all full-time RS'ers-what are you doing here?)

   Anyway, the other night, my friend and I decided to make a Lego Studios movie . . . (We're thirteen and had nothing better to do . . . Go Figure.)  Anyway, we got really involved with the script and did a lot of camera movement and action sequences in great detail.  My friend's dad is the driver of carriages at the local Newport on the Levee.  (Err . . . puller . . . whatever)  And just as he was getting ready for a ride, his daughter (my friend) told him about the script.  And wouldn't you know, the person who was in the carrage was an aspiring director.  He looked at what we had, and told us to finish it and he'll consider it as a script.  (With a few changes, of course.) YAY!

   Okay, I know it probably won't go through but I just thought I'd share a cool incident.  Laugh all you want.  

Other Toy Lines / Re: Dream Toylines
« on: July 12, 2003, 06:17 AM »
   I love all the ideas, especially the LOTR one, but I don't think LEGO will ever get the liscense to do LOTR stuff as that one company, IntelliBlok or whatever has rights to LOTR and after some of the half-made playsets they put out for FOTR, I can see why they didn't do anything for TTT.  But this is a DREAM thread, so I think LOTR LEGO would be cool.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ever Walk Out of A Movie?
« on: July 11, 2003, 12:58 AM »
   Okay, okay, I know it's not that good to "bring old topics back from the dead" but I just wanted to say my friend just called and they walked out of Pirates of the Carribean.  Why o why?  I thought it was good.  I have some weird friends.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Thunderstorms and a Camera/Camcorder
« on: July 11, 2003, 12:42 AM »
No, I had not seen that site.  Thanks for posting the link, and sorry for anyone who may have found my previous post a little too religious.  (Like I said, once I get on a roll . . .)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Thunderstorms and a Camera/Camcorder
« on: July 10, 2003, 11:01 PM »
   My worst fear is storms.  Ultimately.  Not really floods, as there is pretty much no way I can get hit by one but when someone even mentions a Severe Thunderstorm Watch I have a panic attack.  (I developed a severe <pardon the pun> case of attacks because of this fear) Well just this past fourth I was up at Kings Island, about 45 minutes away from my house, and they were supposed to have a "Nights of Fire" fireworks show.  But when they came over the loudspeakers and said "our fireworks will be at 9:30 tonight due to a severe thunderstorm heading for our area"  I PANICKED!  I was crying like a baby.  When we were walking to our car on the other side of the lot, I could feel the rocks hitting the back of my legs.  I seriously thought I was going to die.  I prayed really hard in the car and still I am in oanic from that night.  This has been the worst month of my life as the storms are severe like every day.  I remember praying in the car and saying, "We're not going to die, are we?"  to my mom and she said, "No, honey, we aren't."  I may be a baby if I'm a 13 year old who cries but this storm really made me open my eyes.
I looked back on it and I see how God helped me and so I've started a small bible verse website.  I never really thought of god as a huge priority but now I really do cause I think I would have died without his help that night.  I gave up my Kings Island passes a couple of days ago, something I have had for years, but I know I will be glad I did as I don't think I'll ever be able to go back to that amusement park.  It would bring back horrible memories; those of moving three inches in twenty minutes and the dark and ominous sky.   I am torn for life because of this, but it's brought me closer to God, so I really don't think it was horrible.

Sorry about the long sappy story.  I sound like a nut.   It's just once I got started . . .  . .

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Lord of the Rings
« on: July 3, 2003, 12:48 AM »
   Am I ever anticipating this!  I remember when I read the LoTR trilogy in 3rd grade, it took me the whole year to read the trilogy and The Hobbit . . . and that's with thirty minutes of SSR (Sustained Silent Reading) each day, and I even read more on weekends!  Whenever I didn't understand a word, I'd look it up in my dictionary.  ;D
   Anyway, I always thought that Lord of the Rings would translate well to film but it had to be done just right.  Well I think it was done better than any of my expectations for it.  I really have grown into the cast with all of the behind the scenes info and most of them are so cool that if you write to them they'll send you an autograph or maybe even a letter!  (I have all of the mains except for Ian McKellen and Christopher Lee)  
   So yes, I am looking forwards to this a lot.

I am sure its going to be amazing and I'll be the first day to see.  I just hope PJ doesn't pull any punches and shows a truely epic battle.  I know its a little gruesome, but I want . .  


    I totally agree.  The "Battle"  will be so cool and I really don't think he'll pull anything from it or else we would have seen some of that in Helm's Deep.  (KEYWORD: SOME)  I do know that my friend thought that The Two Towers was too intense and gory and walked out of it.  (Sad thing: this was when the Wargs attacked- didn't even see HD.  Not the same friend who just walked out of TTT because they thought it was bad)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ever Walk Out of A Movie?
« on: July 1, 2003, 03:26 AM »
   I myself have never left a movie, but here are some notables of my friends:

   My friend walked out of Two Towers.  ::)  :-\

   Although I have not seen it yet, and some say it is decent, my friend walked out of Bruce Almighty.

   Hmmm . .  I remember wanting to leave How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days when I went to see it with my friend. (A girl - I should've known she'd pick that.)

   And I was also watching this one eight year old girl and took her to see Crossroads.  I wanted to walk out of that so bad but the parents were not only paying for the movie expense but they were paying me to be there.  


Newbies / Another Piece of Rebelscum Comin At Ya!
« on: July 1, 2003, 03:12 AM »
   Hi all!  This is place is really cool!  Much better than over "there."  The community seemed kind of artificial of there, so I decided to make the switch to JediDefender and I am a lot happier here.  Here's my basic info:

   Name:  Drew
   Age: 13  (Just turned 13 on June 29th)
   Favorite Light Side Star Wars Character:  Obi-Wan
   Favorite Dark Side Star Wars Character: Jango Fett
   Favorite SW Movie: Return of the Jedi
   Favorite Non-SW movie:  Lord of the Rings-Fellowship
   Phobia:  Snakes (ophidiophobia) Severe case!
   Least Favorite Movie:  Treasure Planet
   Other Obsessions:  CCGs, TCGs, RPGs
   Cool Fact:  I have the Saga Figures I do not have open (a couple) hanging around my wall (includes some extra PoTJ I got from my friend for free.)

   Glad to see a lot of "other place"-ers over here.  Especially Jango Fettish, whom I never really talked to directly but I always marveled at his Jango collection.  ;D

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