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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: So, who plays an instrument here?
« on: May 10, 2003, 09:21 PM »
Well, there are other outlets for satisfying the musical bug.  You should try looking into local choral groups.  They're out there, it's just a matter of finding them.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Dying sucks. :(
« on: May 10, 2003, 09:18 PM »
You've got my sympathies Darth Kenobi.  I went through a nearly identical situation with my Grandmother last year.  And she too was my last grandparent.

It's not an easy experience to see someone slip away like that.  I know that's the way I felt as my grandmother was dying following her stroke.  The feeling of helplessness was overwhelming.  

I hope you and your family can see your way through this time the best way possible.  

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Bar's open! What'll you have...?
« on: May 10, 2003, 01:50 AM »
Heineken tonight, in lovely Asbury Park on the Jersey  Shore.

Conventions / Re: Wizard World in Chicago
« on: May 10, 2003, 01:49 AM »
I have been for the last two years. Lots of cool things to see from games, comics, toys, celebs, ect. It is just a place to dress up (if you wish) and to have fun. Not as cool as DragonCon but worth the money if you just want to see some cool things and some really outragious costumes that some people wear. Usually Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Dave Prowse, and Phil Brown attend the Chicago show. Last year a few more showed up that were in E2.
I plan on attending if I am not across the country for a new job. I just want to go so I can get the Clone Bust. I am a completest and I have to have them all. :) or I will go crazy.

If I can go I will drive up there for the first day spend a few hours to look around and drive back to Indy. Maybe if anyone is going we can meet for lunch or something.

I want to go just ot get my Clone Bust!!!  ;D

Count Phil Brown out.  He did his lat show shortly after Celebration 2.  He's now in a nursing home, as his wife is unable to take care of him anymore.

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« on: May 9, 2003, 05:33 PM »
I just recently saw the 1:18 scale HumVee and Bradley Fighting vehicles this week.  They look impressive.  What do you guys who collect this line think of them?

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Star Tours wave 3 FINALLY!
« on: May 9, 2003, 05:29 PM »
BTW, if you're not able to hook up with someone for these figures, try Disney Delivers.  Their phone number is 1(407)363-6200.

Well, this is a decent idea for "openers", but if you're looking for MOMC, don't even bother with Disney Delivers.  I ordered Wave 1 from them, and they just threw my 6 figures loose in a box, with one tiny plastic Disney bag to take up the remaining space on the side.  They cards were THRASHED.  I've heard similar stories from almost everyone else who ordered through Disney as well.  But like I said, for the openers out there, this method should work fine...

But myself and Karma are always around for anyone interested in using another route...   :)  So it looks like maybe next weekend then, assuming Disneyland puts theirs out to coincide with DisneyWorld's Star Wars Weekends festivities.  I'll be on the lookout folks!

Quite true!  I ordered two sets of waves1 & 2; one to open, and one to keep MOMC.  I was disappointed with the shipping.  All of the figures were tossed into a plastic bag randomly, and then put into a box stuffed with packing material.  The cards in most cases were bent.  I opened the worst of the bunch.  Four of the remaining carded samples were in excellent shape.  Another two were bent, but not creased.  I was able to work the bends out by keeping those in Star Cases.

So, it's caveat emptor for you carded folks!

Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Release Date
« on: May 9, 2003, 01:38 PM »
Well, the Clone Wars version of the Republic Gunship is listed now at Amazon.  It's slated for a June 20th release.

Other Toy Lines / Re: What else do you collect?
« on: May 9, 2003, 01:36 PM »
Thanks for offer Morgbug, I appreciate it!  I'm gonna pass, though.  I've scaled back on getting the variants unless it's a player I really want, or it's an NFL player, or something from the older series' that I missed.  I think I'm going to completely skip MLB4.  I'm still on the fence about a couple of them.  I'm pretty much waiting for MLB5 to get back into things.

One thing I am doing to help things is ordering cases.  At least for the NFL line.  I already pre-ordered a case of NFL6 from, and I'll be pre-ordering a case of NFL7, also.  It helps with the variants.  You get at least one per case, and sometimes 2 per case.  Plus, you don't have to worry as much about the shortpacked figures.  As for the excess, I'm just going to trade or sell those off at cost + shipping.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Best CD's of the 90's
« on: May 9, 2003, 01:29 PM »
This is a really subjective topic, but here are my top ten, in no particular:

Pearl Jam-Ten
Alice In Chains-DIRT
Mr. Bungle-Mr Bungle
PJ Harvey-Rid Of Me
Radiohead-OK Computer
Radiohead-The Bends
Motocaster-Get Loaded
The Reverend Horton Heat-Liquor In The Front
Veruca Salt-America Thighs

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How Many States Have You Been To?
« on: May 9, 2003, 12:57 PM »
My country/province/territory list isn't nearly as impressive as the number of states I've been through.



The Bahamas (part of the British Commonwealth, I think)
-Paradise Island

US Virgin Islands
-St. Croix
-St. Thomas

Other Toy Lines / McFarlane Sportspicks
« on: May 9, 2003, 12:44 PM »
I primarily collect the NFL line.  I get scattered pieces from the NHL and MLB lines.  It's ususally dependent upon me liking the player, or the player being from a NY area team.  I don't collect the NBA line at all, and won't be getting any of the NASCAR pieces, either.

Star Wars Universe / Re: Trivia: Episode I
« on: May 9, 2003, 12:41 PM »
What is the name of Supreme Chancellor Valorum's female aide?

Episode 1 / Re: The Original "Midnight Madness"
« on: May 9, 2003, 11:23 AM »
I admit I was roped in by Midnight Madness.  At least the hype.  I didn't attend, but I was certainly curious.  I had only gotten mildly back into collecting the previous year when I bought some Action Fleet pieces.  This, after my Star Wars hiatus from 1984 to 1998!

So, instead of attending Midnight Madness (I had to work the next day at 6 AM!), I went after work.  I decided "You know what?  These are kinda cool.  I'm going to get some figures".

So, I got Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan, Anakin, Darth Sidious, Palpatine, and Queen Amidala.  Then, I asked one of the guys at the store "Do you have any more Darth Maul's?"  He disappears for a couple of minutes, and brings one back to me.  And that's how this mess all started for me, all over again!

Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Release Date
« on: May 9, 2003, 11:18 AM »
I've heard that the cartoon is coming out in November.  I'm thinking possibly July or August for the Clone Wars toy lines.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What else do you collect?
« on: May 9, 2003, 11:14 AM »
Let's see, what else do I collect?

-McFarlane's Sports Picks
-Lord Of The Rings
-Marvel Legends

as for other stuff....

bass guitars (primarily Fender's)

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