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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: When good neighbors go bad...
« on: October 11, 2003, 04:07 PM »
My neighbors :

1) Set the house on fire 3 times
2) Set the yard on fire 2 times
3) Stole the hose we used to put their fire out
4) Shot a bottle rocket into our awning
5) Stole our cat and hid it in their basement with a stereo blasting
6) Stole a small 'No smoking - unless youre on fire' plaque
7) Stole our mail
8) Rang our doorbell before running away (numerous times)
9) Let their ugly manchild wanded up and down the neighborhood in the middle of the street.
10) Throws trash over into our yard

End result - we've built a very large fence... 11ft tall I think.

#9 took the cake for me!   LOL!

My neighbors are okay, to an extent.  In the apartment next to mine are two Polish guys (yes, from Poland) who share a one bedroom apartment.  They're nice enough, but sometimes they play this awful eurotrash dance music that's sung in polish.  That's a bit much.  That, and their car that has bullet hole stickers on the side of it.

In some other apartments near me are some middle eastern families.  They've never been rude to me, but their kids run all over the place and make a fair ammount of noise.  It's especially irksome since I'm currently on a shift where I have to be at work at 3 AM and I sleep at odd hours.  There are several of these families in my apartment complex, and at least one in my building.  They all seem to know each other, or are related somehow.  They're always going between buildings and leaving the security doors open.  Uggghhh.

Then, I have a french neighbor who thinks that somehow he has his own assigned parking space.  This came up during the blizzard this past winter.  I had dug my own truck out of a space and gone to work that day.  I came home, and my space was taken, but one was available directly in front of my building.  So, I parked.  My french neighbor comes knocking on my door, saying that it isn't very nice that I took his space that he says he dug out.  At my apartment complex, parking has always been first come, first served and I told him so.  I was sorry I took his space, but also told him someone took my space.  A no-win situation for everyone involved.  This is why I want to live on several acres of forested land without any neighbors in the immediate vicinity.

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Well, people around here have just been scooping up as many of these sets as possible.  A bunch of KayBee stores near me got them, and the value packs have just flown out the doors.  I've only seen them once at retail thus far.  And I've never seen the ARC Trooper on my own.  It's kind of depressing, honestly.  I think either the scalpers are back into Star Wars (after laying off us during 2002), or there's an overabundance of army builders around here.  It's made getting these and the Clone Trooper 3-packs near impossible.

5913
Other Toy Lines / Re: McFarlane Led Zeppelin & Jimi Hendrix
« on: October 10, 2003, 11:47 PM »
Whoa! Gotta get that!  I wonder if they might make basic versions of Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding to add on, hehehehe!

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Complete Council?
« on: October 10, 2003, 01:31 PM »
I definitely would be all for it if they'd do another few sets.  And do them with only two figures each.  Maybe lineups like this:


SET 3
-Yoda standing
-Ki-adi Mundi seated (with softgoods and bendable knees)


SET 4
-Plo Koon seated (with softgoods and bendable knees)
-Adi Gallia seated (with softgoods & bendable knees)


SET 5
-Eeth Koth seated (with softgoods, cloak & bendable knees)
-Saesee Tiin seated (with softgoods & bendable knees)


SET 6
-Shaak Ti seated (with softgoods & bendable knees)
-Coleman Trebor seated (with softgoods, cloak & bendable knees)


And then, do a followup Depa Billaba down the line with softgoods, cloak & bendable knees.


5915
Saga '02-'04 / Re: The Separatists
« on: October 10, 2003, 01:23 PM »
Maybe if they made the wall sections of the War Chamber it would be cool to have these characters in a Screen Scene.  Perhaps with a piece that attaches to Wat Tambor's base?

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Complete Council?
« on: October 10, 2003, 12:07 PM »
It take 6 Council segments to make the complete council.  That's according to Hasbro.

5917
Saga '02-'04 / Re: The Separatists
« on: October 10, 2003, 11:12 AM »
There's Passel Argente's aide, Denaria Kee.



Sun Fac, who is Poggle The Lesser's aide.




Qi Zhu, who is Shu Mai's aide




And there's also this shaggy looking alien sitting at the Seperatist council table who I don't know the name of.  Or what species it is.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Complete Council?
« on: October 9, 2003, 10:44 PM »
When we get into the 2006 - 2007 area, they might consider doing softgoods articulated versions to fill out the line.  Give it time.

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Middle Earth / Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
« on: October 9, 2003, 10:35 PM »
I've been seeing the green boxed Arwen with Asfaloth and wounded Frodo showing up at Target again recently.  Strange, if you ask me.  That, along with the FOTR reissues have been showing up at KayBee as well.

5920
JD Sports Forum! / Re: Batter up! The JD Baseball Thread...
« on: October 9, 2003, 10:33 PM »
A Sox-Cubs World Series would be the greatest thing for Baseball since the Sammy/McGwire deal a few years back

I am sorta sickened by all of the band wagon Cubs fans I am seeing though, that is what I will give some nods towards the East Coast, you guys are far more passionate about sports and don't cheer for the flavor of the month like the rest of the country seems to (ESPECIALLY LA!)

SHould be an interesting few weeks and hopefully we don't have to ban a few members over their passions ;) :-* (That was not a threat BTW, only joking)

Well, the Cubs have been on in a lot of television markets for years, so there are some Cubs fans scattered around the US.  I think a lot of people are just so happy to see them in the playoffs.  Add in the mystique of Wrigley field, the stalwart Cubs fans who have stood by them for years, and a couple of the best starting pitchers in baseball in the form of Kerry Wood and Mark Prior PLUS Sammy Sosa, and you've got a storybook setting.  That's why I think a lot of people love the Cubs.

Now, I'd love to see the Cubs make it to the series.  And that's where my love would end.  Because if the Yankees are in the series too, well I'm cheering for the team that I started watching in the late '70's.  But, it would also be known as the Holy Cow! World Series.  Too bad Harry Carey isn't around to see this!  Thankfully, the Scooter still is.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: Batter up! The JD Baseball Thread...
« on: October 9, 2003, 01:10 PM »
Can you say Destiny? ;D  

Go Sox!!!!!!!!  

BTW, Yankees still SUCK!
If destiny is the case, then the Cubs will probably win.  They're definitely more due.  Maybe the Red Sox fans can wait another ten years.  Just as long as the Cubs.

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Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: As expected... PEGWARMERS!
« on: October 9, 2003, 01:08 PM »
We're just finally getting better than average stocking levels on the Clone Wars line in the NY metro area.  It remains to be seen if the basic figures will be pegwarmers.  As for the army builder sets, they definitely made too many of the Destroyer Droid launchers.  That is definitely a pegwarmer.

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Power of the Jedi / Re: 25th Anniversary Sets - Opened or Boxed?
« on: October 8, 2003, 02:59 PM »
The platform hangs over the edges of the POTF2 platform a little, but it holds in place.  I've had it sitting there for some time now.  Plus, the grappling hook will attach to the overhead bar.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: Batter up! The JD Baseball Thread...
« on: October 8, 2003, 02:32 PM »

As for the Yanks rocking Wakefield this season I seem to recall the Sox rocking Clemens, Wells and Mussina at least once each as well.

And Pettite too the last time he started against the Sox.

And its not as quite as lopsided as Nick thinks it is:

copied verbatim from todays Boston Globe

(Stats are against opposing team this year for each probable starter)

Mussina, 0-0, 3.04ERA, 23 2/3 IP, 13H, 7BB, 19K, .163Avg.
Pettitte, 3-1, 5.04ERA, 25IP, 25H, 4BB, 28K, .250 Avg.
Clemens, 2-3, 8.67ERA, 27IP, 28H, 9BB, 24K, .328Avg.
Wells, 2-1, 3.91ERA, 25 1/3IP, 31H, 9BB, 15K, .292Avg.

Wakefield, 2-2, 3.96ERA, 25IP, 20H, 13BB, 17K, .217Avg.
Lowe, 2-0, 5.55ERA, 24 1/3IP, 32H, 9BB, 9K, .317Avg.
Martinez, 1-1, 3.80ERA, 23 2/3IP, 25H, 5BB, 33K, .266Avg.
Burkett, 0-1, 3.27ERA, 11IP, 13H, 6BB, 6K, .289Avg.

Slight edge to the Yanks, but in no way lopsided.



What, you forgot to mention the game where Mussina was ONE PITCH away from a perfect game against to Red SoX?  For shame!

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Middle Earth / Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
« on: October 8, 2003, 06:19 AM »
Hey, I spotted a ROTK packaged Aragorn/Gimli/Legolas 3-pack at a local comic shop.  It was priced too high there, but does anyone know if this is coming out to mass retail?

I'm also hoping at some point that the King Elendil - Gilgallad 2-pack from FOTR sees the light of day at some point.  Anyone ever see a picture of it?  And for that matter, what about a figure of Isildur?

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