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Messages - Jesse James

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I'll just be on a wait and see stance, just simply to see what's coming...  For all we know there won't be a collector 4" line.  It may be all 5POA figures, which I'd pick and choose...  I am not buying 6" anyway, so I'm set there.

If the 4" line has a collector quality line, I'm sure I'll be picking up what I'd like...  Like with ROTS though, I didn't buy it all.  I got picky actually in 2002.  1999 really soured me on the crap Hasbro was putting out at the time...  I doubt my limitations change much.

4" figures are easy to display in scads though too.  Especially when you don't buy them all in the first place.  Hell, I just bought my first 5POA figures tonight really.  There are very few Rebels characters I'm interested in right now do to the animated style, so those are out too.

Vehicles are where I am at an impasse of sorts.  I have tons of the new AT-ST around.  Most are for storage till wanted for something specific.  I have only the ROTJ one we just got displayed at this point.  TIE's are the same though.  I have tons of the big-wing, various types...  A handful of Ints and Bombers too.  I have like 12 A-Wings of various colors.  Most are in storage and one or two will get "displayed" ultimately.  Most are just waiting for a paintjob, or some customization, at some point.  Lots of plans, and only so much time.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: July 9, 2014, 11:46 PM »
VERY much leaning to getting one of the quad gun walker things.  I know what you mean though Greg...  I get that, and I'll want the next big one they make, probably that tank bit.  Then there's some airborne thing teased, and that little mini-bike, and I want both.

And anything that dishes out a "scenery" bit like that statue, I'm probably interested in at least.  I'd like to sell my extra soldier from the set is all.  I really don't want to get into the figures.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Regional Pop (Soda) You Love?
« on: July 9, 2014, 09:31 PM »
Saw this mentioned in an article, and it got me thinking...  Is there regional pop you love?  Maybe you didn't even know it was a regional thing?

Cherikee Red's gotta take the cake for most racist soda in my neck of the woods.  It's good stuff though, and hails from out east a ways, but I still consider it pretty regional.



Very regional is a bottling company about 20 mins from where I live called Natrona Bottling, which still sells pop in glass pop-top bottles.  The flavors are heavy, and the carbonation isn't a mechanical process like most are now.  They actually bought old carbonating machines to do things old school.  Pricey, but love it.

Tried and true Faygo is still big here...  Not just for the Juggalo either.  Love the black cherry.

I love micro-brew beers, but I've found almost every place making its own beer makes its own root beer too, and so I also love to sample the thick syrupy micro-root beers around here too.  I'll even buy a growler, but that stuff can make you sick if you hit it too hard.  It's a diabetic nightmare.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: July 9, 2014, 01:35 AM »
So yeah, I'm sooooo close to a buy on these.  I got the two soldiers with the statue already, which is now sold out, but I'm seriously eying up the Walker/Tank now.  I was looking over some of what they've teased, and this stuff falls directly in sync with something I've picked up as another hobby during these down Star Wars times.

Something that crosses over nicely and which I've been enjoying on Twitter somewhat.

This Acid Rain stuff is really slick though, and after seeing a nice review of the tank, I'm shocked at how big it is.  The pictures really don't do it justice.  That price still stings, but for the quality, it's like my 1/16 RC tanks...  I'll shell out over $100 for high quality, and that thing fits the bill.

I'm so close to a purchase.  If there weren't so many home/car projects in Summer, I'd have two already. :P

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Bumpity bump.


Pittsburgh's Steel City Con (www.SteelCityCon.com) returns to the Monreoville Convention Center just East of downtown Pittsburgh, on August 8th, 9th, & 10th!

Steel City Con has grown, and doubled in size recently, and it has so much to offer that it's much more than just a toy show now...  There are costume contests, gaming tournaments, celebrities, special guests, panels, and more. 

The show has a pretty big celeb list, and they've wrangled another Star Trek: The Next Generation celeb with Levar Burton for the first time.  Pretty awesome...  I was really kind of star truck by seeing Jonathan Frakes and Brent Spiner actually.  The Star Wars celebs don't even get me as much as those guys did.

Buuuuuuuuuuuuuttttttttttttt, Billy Dee Williams is returning to the show in August, and it's always cool to see him.  He was a pretty nice guy when I met him last time too.  Wonder if he'll get pestered about what he's doing for Rebels since he leaked his involvement in some capacity?

Penny Marshall is attending too, which kind of surprised me...  She doesn't strike me as someone who would go signing autographs considering everything she's accomplished in Hollywood.

3 Day Passes go fast now, and get you priority seating at events, and into the show earlier than non pass holders.

The show's spaced out a bit from SDCC now too as that was a conflict in the past.  Smart thinking on the promoter's part IMO.

As always I'll be there, and I'd really love to see some Jedi Defender fans there as well!  Hit me up if you're attending, and we can hang out after for some dinner with members of the PSWCS if you feel like, or just chat a bit and say hey.

If you have ANY questions on attending you can contact the show itself or you can contact me as well.  I'm always happy to act as an ambassador for the city and the area.  I love telling people where they should try eating while they're in town. :)

www.SteelCityCon.com

I'll be attending as will members of the PSWCS throughout the weekend...  I have a few Vintage wants I'm going to be tracking down this show now that I put my loose figure collection out.  I need some upgrades and a Wicket for some reason.

I'm still tracking a few things down since the last show actually.

This show's always great for Star Wars...  Vintage, I felt, made a bit of a comeback at the last show in April...  Saw a good deal of good deals, as it were.  Quality pieces for better than Ebay prices.

Look forward to going, and hopefully seeing some of you at the show!

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That's why the OTC one exists.  Me, besides potentially dismal deco, I'm pretty stoked to get something more useful than a miniature GG statue.  :-\  I find Yoda and his horse**** articulation count for $10 to be far more offensive as figures go.  My TVC Yoda will be hitching a ride in the pack I think.

Luke may sport a TVC Bespin Luke head though.  That head...  yeah, ****** paintjobs are pretty tough to fix.

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That needs trademarked.

That issue of Insider should be burned.

And this is exactly why EU was always EU, and everyone could, would, and should still not give two ***** what some guy tells you anyone's name or backstory is.

The guy in the Rebel Trooper headgear (sans brim) is known only as dip****.  Everyone calls him dip**** because he wears a hat that's missing 50% of what comprises a hat.

There's his backstory.  Nobody in Jabba's Palace even took the time to know that guy's name.  They just knew him as that human with half a hat, what a dip****, and thus his name stuck.

I had no idea someone in LFL tried to rewrite names like Ellors Madak...  Why?  Not that it was a great name, but it was there so why would they try to overwrite that for no reason?

Then again, the lame attempt at forcing the Ellors Madak species to be related to the Duros, for no other reason than slight similarities, was another fine effort of the EU to cram **** together than didn't need cramming.

EU today is still EU to me.  Nobody's telling me what Star Wars is, including Lucas since he sold this crap off.  He can suck a b-hole too.

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Honestly, where did that other name came from?  The Brock Lesner one?  I've only ever heard of Sgt. Doallyn for the black suited Palace dude Chewie/Boussh chuck down the stairs, and then Sgt. Doallyn Skiff for the light outfit we're getting...  When did they decide they weren't the same guy?  I missed that memo of dipshittery.

Most Star Wars names are pretty sad...  Not usually THAT sad, but pretty sad.

This is probably the most interesting figure they've done since...  wow...  a long, long time.  :-\

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12" Figures / 1/6 Bomb Disposal Clone
« on: July 7, 2014, 08:57 PM »
I used to think my Hasbro Clones took up a lotta space but then...  yeah... 


Clicky and enjoy!

I dig how he comes with the clippers, the bomb, and the pack.  Pretty slick little extras.

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Where did the Brock thing come from?  I missed that.

Chaz Snadley.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: July 6, 2014, 01:18 PM »
#DeadWhiteandBlue

POINTS!

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That dents the, "this may be easy to get" theory.

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Think it has everything but the outer packaging so it's technically loose. 

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Much like Data's inability to use contractions, I suspect that, no matter how sophisticated, no android can do the "cut, it, out" hand gestures without flubbing them.  Data didn't have comedic timing or even understanding.  This fraud will expose himself.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: July 3, 2014, 11:27 PM »
Wow, yeah, $100? 

But given what it is, which is a classically 70's retro playset with the backdrop and stuff, I don't think I'd ever have dropped that much on something so simplistic.  $50 maybe, as all I really wanted was that egg base it's on.  I don't think they'd have sold like gangbusters at $50 even though, if a larger production and distribution run was cranked out.  Not many folks are willing to plunk down big money for just basically a big stand.

I still dig it.  I still would've loved one.  I won't be buying one though, now.  Short of a pile of the stand showing up from some random Chinese Ebay seller.  :-X

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