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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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The Bullpen / X-Men
« on: April 22, 2003, 03:58 PM »
Again, if this irritates Matt by placement, all the better.  (I was going to send your cash out today, but feh, later).  

Four new x-men figs, articulated in a fashion similar to the Marvel Legends are out at Wally worlds in Canuckada.  Two Wolverines - 1 in uniform, 1 in leather jacket; cyclops and nightcrawler.  

Any rarities in this line?  chase pieces, etc.

* Morgbug Morgbug slaps JediMac for his lack of sense of humour

maybe I'll start shipping stuff without bubble wrap, eh Matt?  slap a receipt or two in there as well ::)

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Modern Trading / In case anyone needs this stuff...
« on: April 17, 2003, 02:56 PM »
Bunch of odds and sods to trade.  My want list is pretty minimal, but make an offer if you have something else.  I'm always up for harder to find stuff.  Not much left though in the way of Sw haves.

Haves
McFarlane:

NHL3
white Modano

NHL4
red Shanahan - multiples, but specify opener or not
Salo third jersey - multiples
blue Richter
black Roenick
Red Thibault
blue Smyth - opener (or at least nonmint, it would be an opener on the spawn board)

LOTR
TTT
Ring wraith and horse

FOTR
Legolas
Ring Wraith

Star Wars
nothing you want unless you like trilogo stuff.  Actually, I cleared out most of my SW stuff for trading.  Variant hunters (carded) may want the Saga figures with the booklet inserts.  Those I can find.  

Reek beast - box not mint
Jedi Starfighter - regular version

Target accessory sets
Endor x2
death star x2

Stormtrooper builder packs

Simpsons:
loose
Christmas set - Marge, Bart, Lisa
New Years eve set - Marge, Bart, Lisa
High School set - Marge and environment

Wants:

Mace Windu lightsaber
Unleashed Leia
Holiday Droids :P
Saga:
Barriss Offee
Ayala Secura
Imperial Officer - blonde

Tie Bomber

Episode I:
Naboo Royal Guard
Naboo Royal Security
R2-B1 (can be loose)

POTF2:
Tie Fighter - can be loose
Y-wing - can be loose
Rancor w/ Luke Skywalker
Bantha w/Tusken Raider
Darth Vader Gunner Station
Figrin D'an - as many as four
Dark Trooper

I can buy from you, you can buy from me, whichever works best.  
PM or email at Morgbug@hotmail.com
cheers

added wants:
deluxe clonetrooper

Simpsons:
Colonel Homer - can be loose
Glow in the Dark Homer (bwah hahaha)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Have you ever been stalked?
« on: April 3, 2003, 11:48 PM »
Well, have you?  

You go somewhere and you always see the same person.  It may or may not be someone you know or are slightly familiar with.  They are ALWAYS there.  

I had a girlfriend in high school and after we broke up, including after high school, she was just always where I was.  It was downright spooky.  (FTR she broke up with me).  But highschool was a long time ago.  

More recently though, I seem to have found a new "friend".  Where I am, they are never far behind.  Maybe even there before me.  Worse than previously though, I know this person and have had dealings with them.  Now, whatever I do or so, they follow along right behind like a lovesick puppy dog.  It's gone from spooky to downright creepy.  This person has other people watching me, rat's me out when I do something wrong.  I really don't know what to do?  Can you help.









Ah, never mind, I'm just messing with JediMac.  Stay away from those Canadian threads you big weirdo :P ;D

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Modern Classifieds / LOTR FOTR for sale
« on: February 1, 2003, 02:21 AM »
packaging is mostly ok, ask if you are concerned

loose Gimli - $5
Aragorn - $6
Strider - $6
Bilbo - $6

all four for $20, shipping not included

Morgbug@hotmail.com

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JD Sports Forum! / Lakers suck
« on: January 31, 2003, 10:44 PM »
well, right now.  But hey, they are doing better than they were.  Not in the lottery anymore as I understand it, right?

remember, you asked JM. ;D :P

when Irish eyes are cryin'... :'(

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