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Watto's Junk Yard / watch your driving in Cally!
« on: February 7, 2006, 03:57 PM »
just got this message from a friend at work who has family with CHP employee :o





All, I am not sure how true it is, but I thought I’d pass it on anyway.  Word is.......................

California Highway Patrol will launch 30-day speeding ticket frenzy in California starting January 25, 2006. The state estimates that 22 million dollars will be generated in speeding tickets.  3 million will go to pay California Highway Patrol officer overtime.  There will be 90 CaliforniaHighway Patrol officers on duty at all times patrolling the 7 freeways. They are the following: 73, 55, 133, 241, 57, 5, 605, 10, 60, 210 freeways.     
                                                                     

Now, 7 mph above the limit can justify a ticket, and every California Highway Patrol officer is supposed to pull a car over and write a ticket every 10 minutes.  They have issued 50 brand new unmarked Crown Victoria cruisers and they are bringing all their part-timers on full-time.


If you live or work in California and take one of these freeways, it's up to you how fast you are going when they do.
 

This is a test - by the CHP - to raise the extra funds for the state of California. The California State Legislators dreamed up this program to help close the budget gap.  So be safe don't forget speeding tickets are on you.                           
                                                                           

You've been warned.                                                 
                                                                         

So slow your roll.........and pass this on to your family and friends!                                                                   
                                                                           

I just did!


*not sure about the truth in it but it wouldn't surprise me as a way of reviving California's budget problems*

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Treasure hunt short packed ships...your thoughts?
1 to a case 3" titanium ships that ring up on your receipt as " treas..."! And in computer scanners as "treasure hunt"


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Modern Trading / Darth Slothus' want/have list
« on: December 13, 2005, 11:28 AM »
Darth Slothus' want list (mint or Near mint carded)( Kubriks-can be loose complete is fine) Please no request for paying. The items listed in 'haves' are for trade only, thanks.


Wants

POTF
   
Beast Packs:
      Tauntaun w/Han
      Bantha w/ Tusken Raider
      Rancor w/Luke

Clone Wars:

Clone Trooper (Kneeling)

Saga:

Deluxe Jedi 3 Pack
Deluxe Clone 3 Packs (White, Yellow, Blue, Green, and Red color variants)
Death Star Trash Compactor Sets
Han Solo-ATST imperial disguise(saga card/not otc)
Toy Fair Vader
George Sacul

Star Tours:

Wave 3 R5-D2


Unleashed:

Darth Vader (Removable Helmet)

Kubric: (Loose Complete is Fine)

Biker Scout with Speeder Bike
Droids series Boba Fett
Droids series R2D2
Dengar
4-LOM
Boba Fett
Bossk
Zuckuss
Greedo
Emperor Palpatine
Darth Vader w/Luke’s face
R2-Q5
Sandtrooper (White and Black Pauldrons)






 

HAVES

ROTS

Exclusives
x1 Target Boba-fett cup/figure set
x1 TRU holo emperor
x2 TRU holo yoda


Titanium
x1 TH tie fighter
x1 silver slave 1
x1 TH rep. gunship(clone wars)
x1 Obi Won's SF
x1 TH mill falcon

(loose)
x1 Annakin SF (yellow)
x1 Landspeeder
x1 tri droid fighter

POTF2
x1 Vader gunner Station deluxe
x1 Vader flashback card
x1 Jedi Spirits Holo 3 pack
x3 Vader Commtech
x1 Han commtech
x1 AT ST Driver
x1 Sandtrooper

Attack of the clones

x1 Jango Fett Kamino escape with background insert( #13)

Saga

x1 Boba Fett (#8)
x1 Darth Maul sith training (#42)



Episode 1

x1 Darth Maul Tatooine
x1 Jar Jar

OTC

x1 Luke headstanding variant
x1 imperial trooper

X2 TRU silver Vader

2006 TSC collection

x1 THFG battlepack

x2 Grievous UGH
x1 Cody UGH
x1 Scorch
x1 Sandtrooper
x2 U. Clone
x5 DSG
x1 Chirpa
 
x1 GB shock trooper
x1 GB Clone Commander
x1 Tank gunner
x1 #41 clone
x1 Black pilot

Unleashed
x2 shocktrooper
x1 Han Solo(stormtrooper disguise)






 

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Watto's Junk Yard / holiday get2gethas, Can you feel it?!
« on: December 9, 2005, 04:48 PM »
Holiday family get togethers.....my take:hate 'em..is it just me?(the hating part)
-every year same drive or flight up to northern cally=boringggg
-every year see relatives that I only see at this time every year...
 do I really know them? No
-have to fight with spouse over family time sharing..(my family south side, hers
 the north)..every year
-get pissed about a full van of too many gifts for the 4 of us to take home
 (can't see out the rear view mirror because so much crap)
-personal time while on vacation(what I wanna do)?.No, it's a time share schedule
 between families
-get to see truly hated sister that the family dislikes/could do without(black sheep) >:(
-no wonder I'm so pissed and can't wait to get back to normal life when I come   
 home..I feel like a droid performing the same tasks every year
-can't remember EVER having own core family holiday..EVER
 and..can't convince HER because she's a homebody
 

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Saga Collection '06 / TSC Recent Acquisitions
« on: November 18, 2005, 03:19 PM »
Just thought I'd start a thread here for folks to brag about their recent TSC buys. Similar to the episode three recent purchases thread that I like to view so I know when to start hitting the stores

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Site Feedback, Suggestions, and Help / My favorite thread
« on: September 30, 2005, 12:51 PM »
I thought we could thank JD fellow members for their threads here that we appreciate :) 

I start it off with my new favorite! My favorite modern thread is the " I'll will answer your question as a representative from Hasbro" thread located in Watto's junkyard.

Doctor Padawan is AWESOME- I love reading this thread. The questions folks come up with are sarcastic, satiric and funny. Topping this is Doc's replies which are IMO typical hasbroesque with some(okay alot) of sarcasm thrown in- when I want a good laugh I move the mouse over here! A++!!!! ;D

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Watto's Junk Yard / Why must Target suck so for Star Wars?
« on: September 29, 2005, 01:16 PM »
I'm not a Target fan- this thread is for NON target fans. I am a collector so I do HAVE to shop there since I'm a completist and the BULLseye continues to over offer exclusives to try to pull you away from WM (in vain).

I 've shopped at many a Target over the years whereever I've lived. I now have 2 locally. Why does there customer service SUCK SO for Star Wars??

Things I've found out about Target are

-The managers and employees know nothing of the toy industry and really   actually believe the ratio of SW purchases is 70% kids/30% scalper/collector- not the other way around.

-The individual store manager/employees mindsets about MAKING A ******* SALE(the business that they are in) is 180 degrees out from Corporate employees

-I like how they removed the punch in store scanners capability to hinder making there own sales of collectable items

-the store is deceivingly pretty red and sparkling clean and comes included with employees that reflect preprogrammed responses like "what's on the floor is what we have" which is utter complete ********-oh really, the stockrooms empty then?

- I have to look around the store forever or hope the one or 2 quality employees that want to make a sale(duh the number one goal-falls in line with customer service) is available so can gets something that day or at least get a non-preprogrammed response.

WM haters can go to that respective thread. In my experience which is by the way a lot of years all over the US, WM dominates Target in stuff received by me to make a collection-I will overlook the dirty floors to speak to more helpful customer service to get me the product I want. Target in the last 3 years are throwing tons of exclusives(hence all the jokes) at us trying to pull us from other stores in vain.

Nice try BULL- seye  def. BULL.     
 

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Modern Trading / 1 for 1 Battle pack trade
« on: September 29, 2005, 03:22 AM »
Need Empire VS rebels- will swap JTA straight across
First PM/ first served pending feedback and trade history with me and my brother of course 8)

If living in SCal perhaps MAY be able to avoid shipping cost pending...go between

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Revenge of the Sith / New WM exclusives???
« on: September 28, 2005, 11:41 AM »
New WM exclusives??? I was just surfing in the Walmart.com toy listing for Star Wars area. On page 4,5 they show these new "The Original Trilogy Collection" figures( 3 3/4") that WM says is a store exlusive- I'm positive they're not the "OTC vintage" line from last year. It looks like a SA line and the leia looked awesome IMO. The asking price was 9.99 I think and it said they will be on vintage cards. The tatooine Luke looked pretty good too.

I wonder why I hadn't learned of these yet to this point. There was no projected release dates but there are pics :) 

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Revenge of the Sith / New toy lines affecting SW ROTS?
« on: September 16, 2005, 04:51 PM »
Just looked on EE today at the new chronicles of Narnia collection line. Whooaa you talk about alot of figs there was deluxe, battle, action ect tons of different types!

With CON and King Kong set to debut this fall and winter
 I wonder at how much their presence will shrink up the SW section..... ??? :(

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Vintage Kenner / Scalpers in the old days?
« on: August 24, 2005, 12:08 PM »
Since I was ..like 7/8 when ANH was released I just bought SW toys for play.

I'm wondering if there was any older veteran collectors out there (who were actually collecting the SW(not opening)) could tell me if Scalpers existed back then. I know there wasn't internet, so I'm wondering ...Did these geeks exist to pick up several copies of figs to resell them at comic book stores, consignment stores,  and flea market booths for a higher than store price(profit)?

I'm curious about this....

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Hey Hasbro! / I WANNA TALKING DARTH SIDIOUS!!!!
« on: August 22, 2005, 07:39 PM »
Hey Hasbro- could you just hook me up with a cool figure I want?-

3 3/4" TALKING DARTH SIDIOUS
-you could have him sitting in his throne chair with finger pointing
-His chair could be packed onto a base with mock-up stairs
-he could be sitting in the chair with both hands on the armrests with one finger pointing up and his mouth open
-you could have a blister around everything but the base
(like the 500thVader)
-then on the exposed base you could have a button

When you press the button- he could say things like:
-"Wipe them out....ALLLL of them"(ep 1)
-"My little green friend"with evil laughter(ep3)
-"I can feeeelll your anger"(ep3,ep6)
-"it is as I have forseen it"(ep6)
-"I will make it legal"(ep1)

-This would be a perfect one timer/limited production figure
for like a 600th fig, or Celebration 4 exclusive ect.

I think collectors would swoop it up-and since this is your primary market now (the movies years are over-please don't try to convince me otherwise that there is a primary kids market still)

If not then howz about a talking Han...lotsa possibilities...
I still prefer the Emperor though,

Hey could you please let me know if this is a good plan or if I've lost my mind....

And, If you decide to do it can you send me the first one ;D :-*

Sincerely- Dath Slothus (The UrbanATR)

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The Original Trilogy / Wimpy/whiney Luke....a SITH?
« on: July 28, 2005, 05:39 AM »
I don't understand how luke gets darker as the OT progresses. I mean look...he's white as a baby... then he's this white shirted,yellow haired crybaby, then a grey jump-suited-more brown haired thinking he's tougher type of guy
Finally, he's black clothed, arrogant..(hmmm like an early annakin?) really dark hair adult who chokes(see sith-hey they DID hold their throats) gammorean guards when they get in his way.

Then you have the prequels where Jedi wear warm brown robes and alot of white..the only dark clothed was..you guessed it annakin

even Obiwon has a dark robe in the new hope

Lucas- if i could find one discrepancy here this is it

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Modern Trading / Wanted: Elusive CW kneeling clone trooper
« on: July 23, 2005, 08:45 PM »
Anybody have an extra kneeling version clone trooper I could trade for??It's the only fig. I need to complete the collection(yes, I have all 3 arc trooper versions)

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Saga '02-'04 / Emperor wave- tatooine luke,emp, vader
« on: July 23, 2005, 08:38 PM »
 Anybody have "Emperor wave" extras?? I only saw this wave once and an "ebayer" I unfortunately know ran off with the unopened case before I could choke the bastard. My brother saw it in his hometown store and the fool passed on it, thinking they would be there for a couple of days. So then I told him to go get it and they were all gone- then I wanted to slap him around( IMAO what star wars does for me!!!)

still need the Emperor, tatooine luke, and the vader from this wave to complete my saga collection!

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