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Watto's Junk Yard / American Film Institute Heroes and Villains
« on: June 3, 2003, 11:14 PM »
Not sure if anyone caught this on CBS tonight but it listed (apparently) the top 100 heroes and villains from films in the last 100 years.  

Star Wars had the most nominees with four: Leia, Luke, Han and Vader.  I have no idea where the three heroes placed (couldn't find results on web yet, later) but Vader finished at #3.  He came in behind Norman Bates (2) and Hannibal Lecter (1).  Not too shabby.

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Saga '02-'04 / New case assortments available online
« on: June 2, 2003, 04:11 PM »
Not sure about the sponsors of this site, but my regular online retailer has the following available today:

Collection 1, Wave 16
4 each of Anakin Skywalker Pilot,Scout Clone Trooper,Yoda w/ Hover Chair. ETA is June/July 2003.

Collection 2, Wave 17
(2) Waitress Droid, (2) Night Club Alien, (2)Darth Sidious, (1) Luke Skywalker, (1)Darth Vader, (1) Wat Tambor, (1) Colman Trebor, (1) Ashla and Jempa, (1)Archive Droid. Release is August 2003.

If anyone knows of details or pics of the figs, help would be appreciated.  I grabbed wave 17 as it should be easy to unload some of those duplicates.  

Wave 16 is surprising to me.  Was the Yoda/chair figure that hard to find that it needs to be four to a case?  And Anakin pilot?  Huh?  Clone Wars?  Sorry, I know I should remember this, but I don't.  I'd be happy to have one Yoda, one Anakin and the four scout clones, but not so keen on trying to unload the remainders.  Anyone interested in splitting (Scott?)

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Watto's Junk Yard / The Other Half and Your Collection
« on: May 27, 2003, 11:20 AM »
Alright, how many of you "sneak" toys into your house or perhaps just stealthily slide a new figure onto the shelf or into storage?  Does your significant other have a clue as to either the volume or the dollar value (what you spend)?  

If you're not married and living with your parents, do you sneak stuff past them (much more risky to me than doing same with spouse)?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Salsa. Mild, medium or hot?
« on: May 26, 2003, 10:50 PM »
Just trying to get a better image of you folks.  

Me.  Medium for cooking with, hot for eatin'.  Yum ;)

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The Original Trilogy / Next question, light saber colors
« on: May 21, 2003, 08:28 PM »
OK, as I understand it, the light saber blade color is related to the particular power source used for the saber itself.  This is related to the choice made by the Jedi in question.

The real question I have, and I'm certain it's been answered a million times before, but I'm just too lazy (comes with age) is why are Sith saber blades always red?  

I know I should know, but I don't. :-[

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The Original Trilogy / Where'd the AT-AT go?
« on: May 20, 2003, 12:21 AM »
ROTJ, Vader's shuttle is landing on Endor.  AT-AT can easily be seen slogging along in front of the landing platform.  

Why wasn't it there to crush those pesky little Ewoks? ;)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Pink Floyd
« on: May 16, 2003, 08:59 PM »
Is anyone else out there a huge fan of FLoyd?  I'm just sitting here surfing and the local rock station is playing the top 97 albums of all time.  The Wall came in at number 88 and I am more than a little apalled.  Granted, it's not hard rock as are the rest of the selections.  

I love Floyd and have all of their albums.  The Wall may well be my favorite album of all time.  Anyone else like me out there? :P

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Site Feedback, Suggestions, and Help / Why - JF
« on: May 12, 2003, 05:21 PM »
No, I'm not going to pick on Cory.  

at the bottom of the forum where it lists people currently online, Jango Fettish still appears in the same color font as the regular folks.  

Is it only the mods (yellow - and there is a joke to be had there) and the admin (red - no messing around here) are in different colors.  

Is Cory then staff and not a mod?  Just curious about his status (and being a pain ;D)

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Power of the Force 2 / Japanese Green C-3PO
« on: May 8, 2003, 11:50 AM »
Anybody have this guy?  Greenish tint body?  

Got mine today.  Happy to have it, but boy, I better be careful to look at the back of the card when I open up my 3POs.  It came in a trade and it was a good deal based on that, otherwise I wouldn't recommend chasing this unless you are a true variant hunter.

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Other Collectibles / Pepsi Bottle Caps / Toppers / Figures
« on: May 8, 2003, 11:34 AM »
OK, do you have any clue what I am talking about?  The pepsi caps from Japan with either the figures or head busts on top?  

Just wondering if anyone collects these and whether anyone has any spares.  I have maybe 30 or so and I think there are 52(?) in the AOTC set.  I wouldn't mind completing my set at some point and the prices seem to have come down.  

I received a Royal Guard and a Plo Kloon today.  They were a throw in with a trade from a friend and it sort of rekindled my interest in them.  I gathered a bunch last summer, put them away and pretty much forgot about them.  

My guess is Adam has a complete set, Cory has some (2 ;D), but who else?

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Watto's Junk Yard / For you young'uns
« on: May 7, 2003, 04:48 PM »
Being a resident oldie (though not the eldest) this email may not have made it to you youngsters.  I find it entertaining, you may find it boring.  


I Can't Believe We Made It!
According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids in the 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's or even the early 80's, probably shouldn't have survived.

Our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paint.

We had no childproof lids or locks on medicine bottles, doors, or cabinets, and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets.

Not to mention the risks we took hitchhiking.

As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

Riding in the back of a pickup truck on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle. Horrors!  

We ate cupcakes, bread and butter, and drank soda pop with sugar in it, but we were never overweight because ! we were always outside playing.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no one actually died from this.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then rode down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we  were back when the street lights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day. No cell phones. Unthinkable!

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo 64, X-Boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, video tape movies, surround sound,  personal cell phones, personal computers, or Internet chat rooms.

We had friends!  We went outside and found them.We played dodge ball, and sometimes, the ball would really hurt.

We fell out of trees, got cut and broke bones and teeth, and there were no lawsuits from these accidents. They were accidents. No one was to blame but us.  Remember accidents?

We had fights and punched each other and got black and blue and learned to get over it.

We made up games with sticks and tennis balls  and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out any eyes.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's home and knocked on the door, or rang the bell or just walked in and talked to them.

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment.  

Some students weren't as smart as others, so they failed a grade and  were held back to repeat the same grade.Horrors!  

Tests were not adjusted for any reason.Our actions were our own. Consequences were expected.

The idea of  parents bailing us out if we got in trouble in school or broke a law was unheard of.
They actually sided  with the school or the law. Imagine that!



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Watto's Junk Yard / I think I need my head examined
« on: May 1, 2003, 01:25 PM »
OK, this is sad.  I was digging around my office, looking for something work related and I became rather appalled at what I have in here as far as toys go.  I receive all my toys at my work address.  For two reasons.  The primary one being that nobody leaves crap on my doorstep to either get rain damaged (as my fan club Wuhers did) or stolen (still knocking on wood).  Here everything is delivered inside and gets signed for by me or someone else.  Good system.  

Anyhoo, all of my trade stuff for star wars is here (not listed), aging appropriately as it is stored in a tupperware tub.  But, I have lots of filing cabinets in here and the only reason for most of them (or so it seems) is to store toys.  Yikes!  Below is a list of what is just sitting around my office, MIMP or NM in condition.  

McFarlane

Hanson Brothers hockey
Hitz Pronger

NHLPA
Boucher x2
Hasek
Bure

Series 1 hockey
Roy repaint
Cujo repaint

Series 2 hockey
All regulars (6 figures)
All chase except Thornton and Hull (4 figures)

Series 3 Hockey
All regulars (9)
All chase (9)

Series 4 hockey
Brendan Shanahan chase x3
Jocelyn Thibault chase x2
Tommy Salo chase x4
Ilya Kovalchuk chase x1
Jarome Iginla chase x2
Jeremy Roenick chase x2
Ron Francis chase x1
Ryan Smith chase x1
Mike Richter chase x2
Complete set of regulars plus Kovalchuk reg x2

Series 1 or two football
regular Culpepper
regular Moss loose

Series 3 Football
Jackson
Bennett

Series 4 football
White Vick
Green Favre
Dolphins Williams
Green Martin
White Sehorn (red socks)

Series 5 footbal
Brady regular

Series 4 Baseball
Ichiro chase
Hoffman chase

Star Wars
Playskool Millenium Falcon
R2-D2 droid factory
Obi spear
Padme droid factory
Boba Fett Carkoon
Anakin secret ceremony
Darth Tyranus Geonosis escape
Mace Windu arena confrontation
Library droids
Clone trooper pilot x2
Ephant Mon
Bantha and Tusken Raider loose
Tusken Raider with Massif
No beard Endor soldier
Tomy Millenium Falcon
Watto’s box
Tatooine showdown
Complete set of mini-Lego (5 ships)
Epic force Vader
Micromachines Darth Vader/Bespin set
Anakin Skywalker Light Saber
complete set of Pez, plus a couple of spares
complete set of those keychain heads that came with suckers


LOTR
FOTR Legolas

Marvel Legends
Blue Ironman
Doombot
Trenchcoat Thing

Simpsons
All the non-Homer figures from the Christmas set, New Years Eve set and high school set (except Maggie)
Several spooky light ups
Ragin’ Willie
Scout Leader Flanders
Prison Sideshow Bob

Spiderman
Hobgoblin
Gumhead

This is all in addition to what is on display, that includes: all the regular McFarlane goalies including the Olympic sets, Maple Leafs and Red Wings 3 packs.  Star wars display includes Vader gum head, micromachines death star, Vader palmtalker, Maul cup topper and cup.  Simpsons figs include all Homers to date except GITDH Homer and Colonel Homer (Mr. Plow coming) plus THOH1-3 and Burns Manor playset with pajama Burns and original Burns, vacation Smithers and Hank Scorpio.  Ironman and Captain America are sitting, well, lying, on a shelf.  Gargoyle spiderman is hanging there too.  

I have 17 empty boxes, 150 feet of bubble wrap and a garbage bag full of styrofoam peanuts in here too.  Oh yeah, and some work junk.  

I think I need to rent a truck.

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Other Toy Lines / Stealth Predator
« on: April 28, 2003, 05:28 PM »
Waay off topic, but for those inclined to McFarlane's Movie Maniacs, the collector club exclusive Stealth version of the Predator is available NOW.  No idea how long it will last, but go today if you want it.  the last club exclusive sold out in about two days or so (deja - toy fair vader-esque).  

Pretty cool figure and only $10 plus shipping.  Joining the club is free.  store is found here 8)

Oh yeah, be prepared to be at the computer a long time.  3 hours to get my order in.  Also very reminiscent of the toy fair vader saga.

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Conventions / Disney Star Wars Weekends
« on: April 24, 2003, 02:01 PM »
Ok, Disney + Star Wars = StarWars Weekend.  

I've read the link.  Has anybody ever attended?  Do the descriptions given adequately describe what happens?  

What about merchandise?  It lists pins, medallions, clothing, posters and "other collectibles" or something to that effect.  Just what would fall under that category?  

Enlighten me (don't laugh, it is possible) please.

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