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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Metallica Rant
« on: May 20, 2003, 12:04 AM »
Commercialization sucks, don't it?  Saw a funny set up with the McFarlane Metallica figs.  Somebody had customized them wearing "Napster sucks" t-shirts.

I like Metallica.  I first saw them back in the early 80's (I'll try to find the stub) at a place called the Playhouse theater.  It held 1400 people :o  I was wearing a jean jacket, ergo, I was the only person not wearing black.  

I am a banger from way back.  Though I find it entertaining to think that Metal has gone away (seems my night to disagree with Scott ;)).  I tend to think of it as evolving.  It's really quite funny to think of bands like Zeppelin, Deep Purple and others as "heavy metal" but in their respective day, they were it.  Parents loathed them, governments feared them.  I consider Pearl Jam, Nirvana and the like to essentially be metal.  Yeah, I know, grunge, but the difference would exactly be what?  Driving guitars comprised of about four chords, heavy bass and thundering drums.  Now, what does that describe?  

Other bands I love (in no particular order):

Maiden
Priest
Sum41
AC/DC
Green Day
GNR
Deep Purple
Kiss...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Pics to Names!
« on: May 19, 2003, 11:57 PM »
If I haven't gained anything else from this thread, I have come to realize that Canadian men look like the most passive, normal men on the face of the Earth.

But then you peel back that handsome exterior to see their Star Wars nerdy-ness, and it's all downhill from there.  ;)

Heh. ;)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rank the Star Wars movies!
« on: May 19, 2003, 11:56 PM »
Hey, I liked AOTC but when even my wife says this looks like The Sound of Music, you know a grievous plot error has been made.  Haydn was perfect, brooding and whiny.  Dooku was perfect, calmly evil.  The effects were interesting, more Jedi, cool battles.  But geez, 45 minutes or so for the love to develop?  I want my Star Wars packed with action and schlock.  Love interest development gets 10 minutes.  Total.  Tops.  For 3 movies.  

RE: ANH - blasphemy is all I can say to you punk. ;)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Matrix Reloaded
« on: May 19, 2003, 11:51 PM »
Blah, blah, blah.  Could they make anymore long winded speeches?  Sheesh.  Good movie overall, worth seeing.  Leave feeling very depressed, just as after the first.  Cool effects.  

Could be an expensive year next year for DVD's.  Probably a four pack (5?) for The Matrix series and what do you figure, about a 15 pack for LOTR? ::)

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Episode 1 / Re: Which figures are you missing?
« on: May 19, 2003, 10:23 PM »

I know, some of you non-American folks are writhing in pure ecstasy, getting to watch the U.S. collectors squirm at lack of availability for once!  So enjoy the show fellas...   :-*

If you're patient, she will come...   8)

You got that right, Bub.   ;D  No offense meant, it's just nice to have company for once. :-*

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Movie Maniacs 6
« on: May 19, 2003, 03:25 PM »
I think US retail is $9.99 depending on the store (TRU cheaper, collector shops more?)

Nice stuff, still haven't found the other predator though.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: What's up with availability
« on: May 19, 2003, 03:03 PM »
Yes and no Scott.  The Canadian economy is not showing the same slow down that the US economy is.  Our dollar has climbed 13 cents relative to the US greenback.  

Just a thought, but of course it doesn't counter that distribution in Canada always sucks, unless a movie has been or will be released within 2 months. :o

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Power of the Force 2 / Re: Han Solo and Taun Taun 3 3/4"
« on: May 19, 2003, 02:58 PM »
I traded a toy fair vader for mine.  Keep in mind, I got my TFV for retail from the fan club (wizards) so it was a reasonable deal.  Vader was already fetching higher prices on ebay, but around that time this piece was running in the $80 range.  I'm happy with the trade.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Silver Fett and Clonetrooper coming...
« on: May 19, 2003, 02:46 PM »


I'll try.  



I don't mind participating in an existing thread if it warrants, but I'm not comfortable with creating a new discussion about Paizo myself; it's a little too close to unsolicited commercial posting for my comfort.

I watched this board for a couple of weeks before I decided that I had something to say that everybody would want to hear.

-Vic.
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Fair enough.  I'll start a thread over there, you feel free to join in if you like.  I appreciate your point regarding unsolicited advertising, however, this is the fan club, something we are all supposed to want to be part of, so I think the rules are a little different.  Regardless, I'll respect your point of view and if you choose to comment, great, if not, no worries at all.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Bar's open! What'll you have...?
« on: May 19, 2003, 12:52 AM »
Please explain 'Junebug', I am intrigued.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rank the Star Wars movies!
« on: May 19, 2003, 12:51 AM »
My ranking is the same essentially as everyone else's.  

ESB
ANH (I believe this movie was called Star Wars or something to the effect)
ROTJ (only because of the Luke/Vader/Emperor scenes that saved it from being an abomination - damn Ewoks)
AOTC
TPM

I'm just wondering where you Ewok anti's are for that unleashed thread though.  What, three comments in here at least and not one of you has the gumption to protest thhe Unleashed Ewok ::) ;)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Treat For Everyone
« on: May 19, 2003, 12:46 AM »
 ;D

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: Stanley Cup Playoffs
« on: May 17, 2003, 02:06 PM »
I'll stick my neck out and say I have faith in the Senators.  It's the hot goalie that wins, so I may be dead wrong on this one, given Brodeur is playing well.  The Sens have a lot of guns though and are only up 2-1.  Sens win today and it's back to home ice advantage.  

We shall see.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Silver Fett and Clonetrooper coming...
« on: May 17, 2003, 01:23 PM »
Vic,
as a member of a Canadian Star Wars board, might I be so bold as to extend to you an invitation to post at that board?  The site is called Snowtroopers and can be found here Snowtroopers.  The main page is found at http://www.snowtroopers.ca

I believe a whole lot of fellow Canuckleheads may be suffering from the same misconceptions as I am/was.  A brief explanation over there about how Paizo will operate.  I know the folks that run that site would be more than pleased to see you there.

cheers.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Silver Fett and Clonetrooper coming...
« on: May 17, 2003, 01:05 PM »
Greetings Vic, thank you for the response to my comments.  I'm pleased you took the time to address those points I brought up.  It was indeed an unexpectedly pleasant surprise.  

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The price is $28.95 USD for the US, and $39.95 USD for Canada.  At today's exchange rate, that's $55.25 CAD.  I wish it could be lower, but the Canadian Postal Service doesn't let us take  advantage of the special magazine postage rate that the US Post Office offers.
Thank you for a reasonable explanation.  An $11 premium is something I can (well, have to) live with, given I live in Canada.  As opposed to some organizations (hello, KB?) I am pleased to see that the fan club recognizes Canada is not on another planet (excuse the little side jab).

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You're talking about the Official e-commerce site run by Wizards of the Coast - their license allows them to sell items to members and non-members alike.  However, the Fan Club is now run by Paizo Publishing.  Items on our site (starwars.paizo.com) are available to Fan Club Members only.

Well there you go.  Now, here's my challenge to you as the new "owners" of the fan club.  Offer me enough from the fan club, that I can get no where else and I'll not only join, but also renew my membership in future.  You'll see my membership shortly given the scenario that I face with the Silver Fett.  Inevitably, it will be cheaper for me to join the fanclub than to head off to the secondary, non-collector market to get the Fett.  But I will be watching you in the future ;)

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For those of you who have reservations about joining the Fan Club because of past experience, please be aware that it's under new management, and we've been working hard to make it the best it has ever been.  We've brought back the membership kit for the first time in years; we brought back Bantha Tracks quarterly for members only; we've increased the amount of collecting content in the magazine, including a regular "Toybox" column, where, this month, Hasbro's Andy Espenshade revealed the first photo of the Unleashed Boba Fett.  We've been working hard to deliver more fan interactivity, which you'll read about soon right here at jedidefender.com.  We hear every day that the Insider is better than ever, and we're working to make it even better than that.

And a good start that is.  Hopefully this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship ;D

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