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JD Sports Forum! / Re: The NBA Playoffs
« on: May 8, 2003, 12:21 AM »
Nets win!  Woohoo!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: So, who plays an instrument here?
« on: May 8, 2003, 12:18 AM »
I started out on alto sax.  Years later, after a hiatus from that instrument, I took up bass guitar.  Now I play several variations of that instrument, as well as the upright bass.

I've been playing in all-original bands since 1995, and my current project might actually be headed somewhere.  We gig around the NYC area, and might be doing dome regional touring in the not too distant future.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Star Tours wave 3 FINALLY!
« on: May 7, 2003, 11:29 PM »
I called Disney Delivers yesterday, and they told me that Star Tours wave 3 is still on backorder.

After RofTK, I wonder how long this line will last. I must have all these figures. :)
I love LOTRs.

It might have legs.  Peter Jackson is apparently interested in making "The Hobbit" after some time away from Middle Earth.  Apparently, he wants to make a splatter movie or two before he takes on that Tolkienn book.

The Mega-Action figures would fit in here too, I imagine.

dusthrho, that last item is the Bespin gantry.  I just looked at this one e-tailer's site.  He's got several Micro-Collection pieces listed here:

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL draft
« on: May 7, 2003, 12:04 AM »
I'm OK with who the Bears chose, and I'm actually excited to see Rex Grossman play for the Bears.  I really think they're going to have a great year this year.  I'm more excited to see Kordell Stewart play for them.

Yeah, but waht did you think of Kordell saying that he's not interested in teaching Grossman?  I thought that was kind of cold.  Obviously, Kordell has to learn the Bears offense as well, but he's certainly going to be a quicker study.  He doesn't have the time or willingness to teach a rookie?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Bar's open! What'll you have...?
« on: May 7, 2003, 12:01 AM »
Murphy's is definitely a little less bitter than Guiness.  I can understand why one would like it.  But I've gotten so used to Guiness that I don't find it bitter at all anymore.

I don't mind the pub draft in a can.  But I'd really rather have draft from a tap.  Call me a purist.  And there's just an art to pouring a pint, and leacing that little shamrock in the foam.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: What killed the deluxe line?
« on: May 6, 2003, 11:43 PM »
The bad items from the Deluxe line?   Jango Fett with backpack and the force flipping figures did it for me.  There's so much potential for the Deluxe line, too.  And there are so many great ideas for the Deluxe line at numerous collecting sites and forums.  You'd think that people at Hasbro might do some serious reading at sites.

One of the biggest problems for the deluxe line as we know it now were the initial Deluxe pieces in the SAGA line.  They were overproduced, and didn't have the quality that would attract collectors.  The force flipping Tyranus and Obi-Wan, and Jango with backpack were geared more towards kids and playability than anything else.  And Hasbro thought that Mom's and Dad's were going to buy tons of these for kids.  But no, they wound up buying their kids electronic lightsabers.  Way to know your market, Hasbro.

So, what happened?  SAGA Deluxe wave 1 wound up warming the pegs, and prevented later deluxe waves from shipping.  And as it turns out, the later SAGA Deluxe figures were superior to the initial wave of SAGA Deluxe figures.

What's even more disappointing is that the current crop of Deluxe figure are far better than last year's SAGA Deluxe figures.  In the past couple of weeks, I managed to get the Super Battle Droid Builder, Dwarf Spider Droid, Obi-Wan Kenobi-Kamino, and Jango Fett-Kamino.  These are great pieces!  Are they on par with the POTJ Deluxe figures?  They're close.

The real reason why I think the Deluxe line is taking a backseat?  It's got to be one of two reasons.  

1) The Hasbro brass didn't see good sales numbers on the Deluxe, so they opted to cut it instead of improving it.  

2) Hasbro may only have so many items that they're going to allow Star Wars in a non-movie year.  We get army builders, screen scenes and multi-packs?  Okay, you've got to give up the Deluxe figures.  Plus, from reports I've heard from Hasbro's media day, they're going to be focusing more on their GI Joe and Transformers lines this year.  This might mean that Star Wars is seeing a diminished production run.

Anyway, this is all just supposition.

Perhaps group Unleashed, Epic Force, Applause, and the Hasbro 10" vinyl figures together in one forum?

-Admiral Ozzel
-General Veers (w/ removable hat, and removable armor & mini holographic Darth Vader)
-Captain Needa

-General Rieekan
-Zev Senesca-Rogue 2
-Luke Skywalker-Snowspeeder Pilot (w/ heavy jacket, removable helmet, lightsaber, blaster & holster, grappling line, and mine)

-Yoda-Dagobah Training with pot, gimmer stick and backpack (badly needed resculpt)

-Treva Horme (seen here:
-Wiorkettle (seen here:
-E-3PO-Protocol Droid

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Last CD You Bought
« on: May 6, 2003, 01:19 PM »
AFI's Sing The Sorrow

Other Collectibles / Re: Who wants more Unleashed?!?!
« on: May 6, 2003, 01:08 PM »
Let's see.  I made a list at another site, but can't remember it too well.  
Here's my top ten most wanted:

-Qui-Gon Jinn-Slicing and dicing Battle Droids
-Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi-Mos Eisly Cantina
-Tusken Raider
-Aurra Sing
-Royal Guard
-Clone Trooper
-Kit Fisto
-Aayla Secura
-Jabba the Hutt

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Bar's open! What'll you have...?
« on: May 5, 2003, 08:40 PM »
I like the Sam Adam's Weiss.  Very good!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Your pocket knife -
« on: May 5, 2003, 10:02 AM »
I don't bring mine to work, except for some select jobs.  It's a Leatherman.

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