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Other Toy Lines / Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« on: September 10, 2003, 11:29 PM »
MLB7 is out!  I got some cool pieces, namely both versions of Bernie Williams, the Marlins "Pudge", and the Angels Jim Edmons.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: In Memory of those who died
« on: September 10, 2003, 11:27 PM »
I think that as September 11, 2003 quickly approaches, that we remember those who lost their lives in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.  It's not about politics, or anything on the left or the right.  It's about the people who died on those planes, at the Pentagon, and in the World Trade Center.  And it's also about the people who worked tirelessly to rescue and help others.  

I know one firefighter who miraculously survived the collapse of one of the Trade Center Towers, sheltered in a stairwell with other firefighters.  I've known him since 1976, and I now hold him in the highest esteem for having run into that building in the hopes of saving some of the people in the Trade Center.  And I also know many families in my area that had people who never came home.

Have the politics of the situation been blurred?  Yes.  But the people who were lost should never be forgotten, and your memories of them should be crystal clear.  Always remember the 3,000 plus people who never came home.  Always remember the 343 firefighters who didn't make it out of the World Trade Center.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: So I Drove by The Ranch...
« on: September 10, 2003, 11:16 PM »
Scott, did you check out any of the Napa Valley?  It's really a treat, especially if you like wine.  There's a lot of wineries that aren't very far from the ranch.

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Who is this girl?
« on: September 10, 2003, 06:36 PM »
I would certainly think that Darth Vader would employ "agents" of some sort to assist in hunting down the Jedi.  I think Aurra Sing's a possibility, but I wouldn't bet the farm on it.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How's your shopping Karma?
« on: September 10, 2003, 06:13 PM »
Today, it really paid off!  I had a great toy run, and I was pleasant as can be with all the store employees I came across.

The Original Trilogy / Re: Death Star Troopers
« on: September 9, 2003, 10:55 AM »

This one is pretty much a slam dunk...looks gray to me.  Cool pic, thanks Jesse ;)

BTW, which Insider was this from?

Looking at this image, I can say one thing definitively:  this guy is just BATHED in light!  There's an overhead light source behind him that's illuminating his shoulders and arms, and there's another light source in front of him with a red tint that's coloring his face.  

All of this light will make any dark garment or fabric appear lighter.  Is it possible that the uniform is darkl grey?  Sure.  But the way this shot is lit, it's hard to tell definitively what the true color is.  The only way to be certain would be if there was an evenly lit photo of this guy from some sort of production archive.

Star Wars Universe / Re: Trivia: Episode I
« on: September 8, 2003, 09:41 PM »
Correct!  You're up.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: Batter up! The JD Baseball Thread...
« on: September 8, 2003, 07:01 PM »
Aren't the Dodgers barely above the .500 mark?  If so, that doesn't speak too well for the National League Wild Card race.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2003
« on: September 7, 2003, 06:01 PM »
I don't like gloating when I see stuff like this:

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2003
« on: September 7, 2003, 05:47 PM »
You mean the Giants game, don't you?  Kurt Warner had excellent field vision...he was getting a great close-up look at it as the Giants kept on taking him down!

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2003
« on: September 7, 2003, 04:46 PM »
WOOHOO!  MY G-Men start the season with a win over the Rams!  Nice!

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Best AOTC Anakin EVER!
« on: September 5, 2003, 09:53 PM »
The Secret Ceremony version is definitely pretty cool.  I wish they'd done him with interchangable hands, though.  One robotic, one flesh.  But hey, that's me.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: Batter up! The JD Baseball Thread...
« on: September 5, 2003, 09:52 PM »
The Yanks are getting spanked tonight by the BoSox.  I was hoping that the Yanks would sweep the series, and pretty much lock up the AL East this weekend.  Guess I gotta wait a little longer.

Middle Earth / Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
« on: September 5, 2003, 09:38 PM »
It could be those things, but Gladitor won, and it was made in Malta amongst other places.  The English Patient won, and was made in Tunisia and Italy.  All with Hollywood money, like LOTR has been.   For my part I think it's the same gentryed snobbery that exists in publishing.  If it's popular, they reckon, it can't be good.

I understand what you mean.  Those films were made on location because they could be or had to be done on location.  Still, they were from mainstream Hollywood studios.  Gladiator, in fact, was a kind of throwback to something Charlton Heston or Burt Lancaster might've done in their prime.

The point being, both George Lucas and Peter Jackson have made a concerted effort to divorce themselves from the Hollywood process.  And Lucas started doing that in the '70's with American Zoetrope and Coppolla.

Other Toy Lines / Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« on: September 5, 2003, 01:26 PM »
Looks like the Gannon/Brooks 2 pack was scrapped!?  >:(

In their place, a Eddy Mac vs Zach Thomas 2 pack..and Rich Gannon is in Series 7.

Another note on this...

The Rich Gannon figure (regular version) that is coming out in NFL 6 will be in the Raiders black jersey.  Despite the fact that the image on the card will have Gannon in his white jersey, the black jersey is the standard version, and the white will be the variant.  HOWEVER, the version that comes in the 2-pack will come in Gannon's white jersey, to more closely represent Gannon from the Super Bowl, and Derrick Brooks will be in his red jersey.

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