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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: September 1, 2003, 10:26 PM »
I'm gonna update mine.  In no particular order....

Jennifer Garner

Angelina Jolie

Roselyn Sanchez

Rachel Weisz

Jennifer Connelly

Other Collectibles / Re: Unleashed Discussion Thread
« on: September 1, 2003, 10:16 PM »
I've really come to like this line.  It's a new, modern take on the characters.  It picks up where the 3-3/4" and 12" figure lines left off.

Does it have play value?  Not really.  But the sculpts more than make up for it.

The distribution has definitely been spotty.  I've had to weasle and weedle my way to get all of them.  This needs to get addressed.

I'm kind of curious to see where the line will go.  We know what's coming up for the remainder of the year, in terms of Yoda, Boba Fett & Han Solo.  Plus, there's the rumors of a second Boba Fett, Chewbacca and a Clone Trooper.

I guess I just want to know what's coming in the near future.  There's plenty of Jedi to pick from.  IMO, a Qui-Gon would be great, as would some of the Jedi from the arena battle.  I just wonder what other characters are good sources for this line.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2003
« on: September 1, 2003, 01:03 PM »
Detroit may finally be coming around.  With this move, plus Joey Harrington and Charles Rogers, I think the Lions might finally turn some people's heads.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: She's blonde, and she's all mine - Pics inside
« on: September 1, 2003, 01:02 PM »
Well, it probably sounds better than my Japanese Telecaster, which I play through a 15 watt Vox amp.  Especially with that cool amp you've got pictured behind it.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Labor Day & What Are You Doing Today?
« on: September 1, 2003, 01:00 PM »
I have to work.  Nice, huh?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Birthday to Carrie M!
« on: August 31, 2003, 08:39 PM »
Happy Birthday Carrie!  Enjoy the day!  :D

Nice strat dude!  And is that a Bassman you're playing through?  Cool setup.  Which Strat is it, if you don't mind me asking?

The Original Trilogy / Re: Favorite Imperial Officers!
« on: August 31, 2003, 07:39 PM »
Captain Needa.  He actually seems to think that Vader will understand, and goes to personally apologise.  Nothing like being accountable!  ;D

The Original Trilogy / Re: Death Star Troopers
« on: August 31, 2003, 07:37 PM »
Looking at the image from the cardback, and knowing something about color-correction technique, it appears as through the setup level and chroma level of the image were increased.  That's done to add greater contrast to the image.  However, it has the added effect of making objects that are black appear more like gray.

Speaking for myself, I've never seen an Imperial Naval Trooper with a grey tunic.  I'll go back and look, but I don't know that I'll find one.

I HAVE seen a grey uniformed Death Star gunner, as one is preparing to fire the Death Star's main weapon.  It's definitely an interesting question that bears some looking into.

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Who is this guy?
« on: August 31, 2003, 04:42 PM »
Grand Moff Tracta is his name.  He was featured in the first 4 issues of the Empire comic title, in the "Betrayal" storyline.

Middle Earth / Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
« on: August 31, 2003, 02:27 PM »
WOOHOO!  I traded for an armored Eowyn this morning.  Nice figure!

As for my wishlist....

Prologue Elendil
Prologue Isildur
Black Gate of Mordor Orc with horn
Helm's Deep Uruk Hai with armor
Dunland Wildman
Armored Gondorian Soldier

Rohirrim Horseman with horse
Eomer with horse

The Balrog
Black Gate of Mordor Troll
The Witch King's Dragon

Saga '02-'04 / Re: SAGA Army-Builder 3-pks?
« on: August 31, 2003, 02:14 PM »
Well, I've got a few ideas....

-Battle Droid 3-Pack
      -EPISODE I Battle Droid version
      -EPISODE I Security Battle Droid version (2 red security with 1 Commander)
      -EPISODE I Pilot Battle Droid version (2 blue with 1 Commander)
       -EPISODE II Battle Droids (2 red arena with 1 red Commander)

-Stormtroopers (2 standing, 1 kneeling)
-Imperial Naval Troopers (1 at attention, 2 posed shooting)

-Klaatuinian, Female Human & Wookiee Jedi
-Weequay, Ithorian & human Male Jedi (new sculpt)
-Gran, Sullustan & Zabrak Jedi
-Whipid, Bith & Duros Jedi

-Tantive IV Defenders
-Hoth Rebl Troops
-Endor Rebels

Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Worst Part of Clone Wars
« on: August 31, 2003, 01:48 PM »
I'm not too crazy about General Yoda.  But for me, the worst thing?  I can't find the Clone Trooper 3-packs.  The army builders are going nuts over these, and regular collectors are all looking for these.

Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Price Gouging Clonetroopers?
« on: August 31, 2003, 01:46 PM »
A fellow local collector was telling me that KayBee has marked these up.  That's kind of bogus, IMO.

Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Clone 3-pk ...does it suffice?
« on: August 31, 2003, 01:44 PM »
The Jedi:  Same thoughts.  The Rodian is definitely my least favorite, as he's the least posable.

I definitely prefer the Green Clone Trooper 3-pack.  Especially with the Clone Trooper with binoculars.  That one is a big improvement over the prone Clone Trooper.

My favorites are the standing Clone Trooper, and the one with the binoculars.  The kneeling Clone Trooper isn't very versatile, and the prone one is only good for sniping, or as a battlefield casualty.

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