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Watto's Junk Yard / Ultimate Trivia: The Official Thread!
« on: March 22, 2003, 09:29 PM »
Many sites have trivia threads dedicated to specific movies, or shows, events, etc, but not this one! Welcome to the official Ultimate Trivia thread! Any trivia goes, as long as it has a real and valid answer. Try to at least keep this on the level of Trivial Pursuit (ie no Advanced Astrophysics or Thermodynamics of Metals Under Stress type questions). All you have to do is answer the question correctly, and ask your own question! Perhaps if we work hard enough, we can beat out that darned Word Association thread ;)

I'll get the ball rolling:

Who plays Ben McKenna in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Man Who Knew Too Much"?

Que sera, sera. Whatever will be, will be. The future's not our's to see. Que sera, sera, what will be, will be...

Other Collectibles / Star Wars Fact Files
« on: March 22, 2003, 09:15 PM »

Does anyone here subscribe to the Official Star Wars Fact Files? I subscribed when they first started, and have managed to get every issues thus far, for the excpetion of one: issue #61. If you collect these, and have an extra, or if you live in the UK and can get an extra, could you please contact me? I'd hate for this to be the only issue I never get in my collection!

If you are unaware of what the Fact Files are, I'll tell you a little about them. Each issue is like a miniature magazine, about 10 pages, all loosely bound. Within each issue are seperately labeled pages. Ultimately, as you collect issues, you seperate all of the pages, and arrange them by category (Battles & Events, Characters, Planets & Locations, Weapons & Technology, Droids and Vehicles).  Included with the first and every 20th issue is a binder to store the Fact Files. Ultimately these will build one large continual guide of the Star Wars Universe.

Watto's Junk Yard / Strange Laws
« on: March 22, 2003, 09:02 PM »
They're strange! They're real! They're THE LAW!

One of my favorites, haling from Southbend, Indiana:

It is illegal to make a monkey smoke a cigarette
Although, I guess it is perfectly legal to allow a monkey to smoke a cigarette under its own free will. What about apes? Can you force them to smoke a cigarette? And what about cigars? Can you force monkeys to smoke cigars? What if they're organ grinders? They need a break every now and then; is it ok to offer them a cigarette, so long as they are not feeling coerced into smoking it? Are cigarette manufacturers allowed to target primates in their ads? Are they required to pay damages to the owners of primates who succumb to smoking related illnesses?

Here are some other humorous Indiana laws:
The value of Pi is 4, and not 3.1415.
"Spiteful Gossip" and "talking behind a person's back" are illegal
Mustaches are illegal if the bearer has a tendency to habitually kiss other humans.
No one may catch a fish with his bare hands.
One may not sniff glue.
Baths may not be taken between the months of October and March.

I'm glad Im a showering man! :)

Other Collectibles / Food Promos
« on: March 22, 2003, 07:52 PM »
Continuing my "Other Collectibles" trend:

Do you collect any Star Wars Food Promos? If so, what? Got any favorites?

I've collected different items since around special edition, and have collecting things such as cards and stickers, to pens, wrappers, boxes and other food related stuff. I went all out with AOTC, and got all of the General Mills and Frito Lay promo items (did anyone else order the promo cd from Frito Lay? Mine never arrived), as well as all of the packaging such as wrappers (including the 17 GoGurt wraps) and cereal boxes. One of my favorite items is the mega sized Clonetrooper Starpic, which was given to me by a Frito Lay distributor. He also gave me some life size standups, as well as a huge POP overhead display! :) I also have sets of TPM Pepsi cans from about 6 countries now, and would love to build a set from every country. Also trying to find the rest of the Gold Yoda cans I need (Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mt Dew and the ultra rare Storm).

The best part about food promos? They're free (generally anyway)!

Other Collectibles / Kotobukiya!
« on: March 22, 2003, 06:07 PM »
First, for those of you not familiar, here is a quick intro:

Kotobukiya makes 1:7 scale vinyl model figure kits, prepainted and snap together. Thusfar, they have released Darth Vader, Anakin, Obi Wan (AOTC) Mace Windu/Yoda, Jango Fett and three Clonetroopers (Infantry, Commander and Captain). They are known for sort of an artistic interpration of the characters and are not necessarily scene specific (although not as "out there" as the Unleashed figures).

FineMolds, another Japanese company as well as an offshoot of the Tamiya company (known for their very precise military models) makes 1:72 scale vehicular models. So far, they have released an XWing, TIE Fighter and Jedi Starfighter, and a Slave 1 is slated to be released, but little information is currently available.

If you're into these, what would you like to see made?

Han Solo
Slave Leia ;)
Jedi Luke

Millenium Falcon
TIE Bomber, Interceptor, Advanced (AKA Darth's TIE Fighter)
YWing, BWing, AWing
Republic Gunship
Spider Droid

I could go on and on with what I'd like to see made! :)

It really seems like there has been a resurgence of interest in "other collectibles" in the past year or so, with the release of items like the Master Replicas line, Dark Horse Mini Busts, Kotobukiya Vinyl kits, food promotions, etc. However, what seems to go unnoticed are all of the items from the neo-classic era for Star Wars (mid-90's - pre-prequels). Ive been going back and looking through Jawa Traders and whatnot, and there were some absolutely fantastic items back then! And the best part is, they are at rock bottom prices if you know where to look.

So, what are some of the neo-classic items that interest you the most? What do you have, and what are you trying to find?

One of my favorite lines is the Riddell Mini Helmet line. Easily my most cherished collectibles from Star Wars. It is a line I wish every day could make a comeback, as it has world of possibilities!

Right now, Im also starting to work on the Legends in 3D bust line. They are really down pricewise, and I've had some good luck so far. So far I've won two on Ebay (Greedo and Cantina Band Member) for $25 and $45 respectively. About twice the size of Dark Horse mini busts, and in the case of Greedo, at half the price! :)

I also want to collect the 70mm film frames. I don't have any yet, and Im trying to hold out for large lots or complete sets, but the prices look really great on Ebay right now (as low as 6-7 bucks)

So what other neo classic items are there out there? What stuff did you love, what did you hate? What are you trying to collect now, or what do you have? Anyone trying to sell Legends busts or film frames? :)

Other Collectibles / The "Official" Master Replicas Prop Thread
« on: March 22, 2003, 04:43 PM »
Well, MR doesn't have a dedicated thread yet, so here we go! :)

And why not start with news of the upcoming Star Wars releases:

Making sure that March is filled to the brim with lots and lots of madness (or seemingly, lots and lots of mad fans), Master Replicas has announced the order dates for the last of their Spring Assortment:

Collector's Society Members:
Replicas will become available for order on March 26 at 9:00 AM EST
General Public:
Replicas will become available for order on March 27 at 9:00 AM EST

And the replicas are:

From The Empire Strikes Back:
Darth Vader Signature Edition (LE 500) $499.00
Darth Vader Limited Edition (LE 2500) $349.00

Luke Skywalker Signature Edition (LE 1500) $499.00
Luke Skywalker Limited Edition (LE 3000) $349.00

From A New Hope:
Obi Wan Kenobi Limited Edition (Weathered) (LE 3000) $349.00
Obi Wan Kenobi Limited Edition (Clean) (LE 500) $349.00

With only four days to go, Master Replicas has yet to release any official product pictures.

Watto's Junk Yard / TV on DVD
« on: March 20, 2003, 08:05 PM »
It seems that ever since the first season of X-Files came out on DVD a few years ago, TV series on DVD have really taken off.

So, what series do you have on DVD? What would you like to see on DVD?

I have:

X-Files Seasons 1-6
Oz Seasons 1-2
Sopranos Seasons 1-3
Six Feet Under Season 1
The Simpsons Seasons 1-2
Twin Peaks Season 1
Best of the Muppet Show Discs 1-15

In the next few weeks, Futurama and The Family Guy and CSI come out on DVD, which I plan on picking up. I hope to keep up with all of these series, thank God they don't come out often.

What's out, that I'd like to get, but is just too expensive with all of the other shows out right now:
Star Trek The Next Generation All Seasons
Twilight Zone Collections 1-4 (9 discs each)
24 (Ok, thats moreso that I just havent gotten around to it)

What isn't out (and/or not even planned) that I want:
Continuations of all of the above shows
Twin Peaks Season 2 (not currently planned) as well as the pilot (also not planned)
Ewoks Cartoon Series
Droids Cartoon Series
Clone Wars Cartoon Series (ok, well the show hasn't even started, but you get the idea ;))

Modern Classifieds / Need some EU Stuff
« on: March 19, 2003, 11:31 AM »
I'm looking for the following items:

Pilot/Driver figures from the three Art Of Star Wars vehicles (Expanded Universe). Ill buy the vehicles if necessary, or MIB if necessary
POTJ Darth Maul Sith Attack Deluxe Figure (will buy carded if needbe)

Loose/Complete/including NM/M Force File:
POTJ Qui Gon Jedi Training
POTJ Obi Wan Jedi Training
POTJ Obi Wan Cold Weather Gear
I will buy carded if necessary

POTJ Darth Maul Sith Apprentice

If you can help, please email me at

Vintage Kenner / Got My First Vintage Figure Today!
« on: March 19, 2003, 11:27 AM »
Well, my first since those I had as a child anyway ;)

I have a feeling this is the beginning of a fierce addiction!

If you're ever at Rebelscum or Galactic Hunter, you're probably sick of seeing it! :)

Other Custom Figures (non Star Wars) / Kermit Skywalker
« on: March 18, 2003, 04:21 PM »
I think I've posted this everywhere I go ;) I got bored a couple of days ago and tossed together a custom Kermit Skywalker from the Muppet Star Wars spoofs. It's my first custom, and I plan on trying to make a better one.

Newbies / Wookiee Has Landed
« on: March 18, 2003, 04:11 PM »
Hey everyone! If you go to Rebelscum or Galactic Hunter, hopefully you know who I am  ;D Got an invitation to join forces (no pun intended) over here and thought I'd come on over and check it out!

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