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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Work layoffs...
« on: October 5, 2003, 08:22 PM »
Yeah, I got laid off from a job in 1999.  Just in time for The Phantom Menace, in fact.

What did I do?  Well, I knew that it was coming.  So, I started planning, and I was talking with people before it even happened.  I let them know what was happening, and some were sympathetic and offered some freelance work.  I kept on developing contacts and got more work, and also lived off some of the severance package.  I was lucky in that the company owed me half a year's pay.  It helped during the lean times.  And so, I kept on developing contacts.  Some led to more freelance work.  And eventually, it led to the staff job that I have now.

Layoffs aren't the end of the world.  Especially if a company isn't financially healthy.  And, it could lead to a potentially bigger and better job.  That's what happened in my case.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: Batter up! The JD Baseball Thread...
« on: October 5, 2003, 10:47 AM »
I'm kinda surprised that the Twins didn't pinch hit for Doug Mankiewicz against Rivera.  He's killer against lefties.

The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: October 5, 2003, 10:38 AM »
From the images I've seen, the head on the Marvel Legends 3 maskless Wolverine is different from the one that comes in the X-Men set.  I've been trying to find an image of one, but can't right now.

So, has there been any word about followup shipments of the 2-packs?  I've only seen one instance of these shipping to WalMarts in my area.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Birthday to Anthony (amarsella)!!
« on: October 5, 2003, 06:35 AM »
Happy Birthday amarsella!  

Other Toy Lines / Re: I'm here to help
« on: October 5, 2003, 06:34 AM »
Here's my list of non-Star Wars haves and wants:


ML1 Hulk
2 x Hulk with workshirt

Michael Vick-white uni
Tommy Salo-Third Jersey
Terrell Owens-white jersey
Roberto Alomar-white uni
Eric Hinske-white uniform
Mike Sweeney-white uniform
Atlantic City Exclusive Tiki Barber
Atlantic City Exclusive Kenyon Martin
MLB7 Bernie Williams-gray
MLB7 Ivan Rodriguez-Marlins retro (trade only)
NFL6 Drew Bledsoe-white variant (trade only)

TTT:  Prologue Elven Warrior
ROTK:  Eowyn in blue



Super Bowl Junior Seau
Super Bowl LaDainian Tomlinson
Michael Vick-black jersey
NFL1 Emmit Smith-any
Ray Lewis-Purple Jersey
Tom Brady-Snowy version
Brett Favre-Falcon's uni
Stephen Davis-Panthers uni
Emmitt Smith (NFL6) - Cowboys uni
Shaun Alexander-blue pants
Joey Harrington - white jersey
Mike Alstott - white jersey
Deuce McAllister - black jersey
Drew Bledsoe - Pats uni

Barry Bonds-Pirate's Uniform
Gregg Maddux-Cub's uniform
Barry Zito-regular
Mark Prior-regular
Jim Edmonds-Angels uniform

Series 3
Maskless Wolverine

Twilight Frodo******

McFarlane Movie Maniacs Stealth Predator

Middle Earth / Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
« on: October 5, 2003, 06:30 AM »
I found the Armored Troll at TRU today. It's in a blue box, and it isn't packed like the first Troll. This has a window box instead of an open one.

Well, I guess they did that so people wouldn't pull this troll's face off.  As for the scene at the black gate of Mordor, I can only wonder when someone might make a crazy diorama with the two gate trolls.

But, it's figures like this that make me wonder:  if they can make the cave troll, Treebeard, and the gate trolls, why can't they make the Balrog?

The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: October 5, 2003, 06:27 AM »
Morg, you might try this Canadian etailer:  They've got a pretty decent selection.

Scott, how do you like the X-Men set?  Are the semi-reissues cool sculpts?  I'm curious about Beast, Wolvie and Gambit.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: Batter up! The JD Baseball Thread...
« on: October 5, 2003, 06:25 AM »
Glad to see the Marlins advance to the NLCS.  It's great to see a wild card team make it that far.

I was on the edge of my seat late last night, watching the end of the Cubs/Braves game.  What a finish!  When I saw Sammy Sosa do his homer hop, I thought that ball was outta there.  Where was that catch made, on the warning track?  A dramatic end if there ever was one.  I hope that the Cubs can cinch this one up in the next game.

And in Yankee news, I was happy as a clam to see them go into the Homer Dome and come out on top.  Clemens was great, and it was good to see the Yanks playing some little ball and advancing runners, as well as Godzilla's shot into the right field seats.  One more win, and the Yanks are headed to the ALCS!

As for the Red Sox, I'm kinda disappointed to read that the A's couldn't out them away last night.  Oh well, they're still up 2 games to 1 in that series.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: 3 Toughest SAGA Items to Find
« on: October 4, 2003, 03:07 PM »
Oh, I forgot!  The Holiday 2-pack with C-3PO and R2-D2...and all of the Unleashed for 2003!

Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Variation on Arc Trooper
« on: October 4, 2003, 02:32 AM »
Yeah.  I just found that I have both of them.  

Saga '02-'04 / Re: 3 Toughest SAGA Items to Find
« on: October 4, 2003, 02:30 AM »
Yeah, this list is definitely longer than just 3 items.

-Ephant Mon
-Anakin with swoop(Until recently)
-Darth Tyranus with speeder (until recently)
-Kamino Deluxe Jango Fett
-Kamino Deluxe Obi-Wan Kenobi
-Action Fleet Republic Gunship
-Action Fleet Slave I
-Action Fleet Republic Assault Ship
-Brown haired Imperial Officer
-12" Lando Skiff Guard
-12" Han Solo
-12" AT-ST Driver

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Cigars
« on: October 4, 2003, 02:26 AM »
As for some decent Dominicans, it depends on what you like.  Punch is pretty good.  I smoke these when I can.  So are AVO's, Griffins, and the Dominican Cohiba's.  Jose Marti's are a nice cheaper cigar, too.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Birthday to Snively Bandar !!
« on: October 3, 2003, 02:47 PM »
Happy Birthday Snively Bandar!  Enjoy!

Nice work dude!  The exterior panelling is  a touch that just puts this over the top.  Brilliant!

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