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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: eBay BIN question
« on: January 20, 2005, 04:29 AM »
The price it ended on is the price...  BIN's can run a lot higher than the original price, and I've won a few auctions that were NOWHERE in the ballpark even of a BIN...

Ebay's so full of jagoffs anymore that I'm just dis-enchanted with the damn place anymore.  It was so great not too long ago...  People were making money, things were cool, then some knob decided, "Hey, let's try all these loopholes like outrageous shipping and 'handling' fees", and they have turned the place into a cess-pit of sellers who just aren't accepting that what they have is a piece of **** that isn't worth the material it's made of.

I've been looking at some things I wanted to pick up and it's all "junk" for customs and while the price is right almost 85% of the time I'd say, the shipping is always like $10 for something that won't even cost $6 to ship to me.

Not to mention the dickhole who puts "And if you live in PA, add sales tax", that is so outrageous it's not even funny... 

Sorry for the rant Jason, just pisses me off that a once great outlet's now trashed...  Nevermind the whole "AFA" thing, or people doing unscrupulous business (repros and customs) ruining a once great hobby like the vintage.  F that, I'll buy figures in person I guess rather than deal with that.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Snow!
« on: January 20, 2005, 02:51 AM »
We got hit today, but I can't say it was with a TON of snow...  I didn't go to school, even though in my neck otw it was only about 3 - 4" or so... 

The thing about it was that the snow hit RIGHT at Rush Hour so it made the morning commute horrible for anyone in it.  I think they were calling 3 or 4 hour inbound times to the city on almost every major route, and some worse because of a couple fatal accidents here and there...  Bad timing today. 

I doubt I'd have gone anyway though because I've learned that my car's more important to me than appeasing the professor who insists on you being at class (which seems like ALL of them to me).

Temps were cold here and there the last couple days, but they flashed a temp from you guy's in Minnesota, and it was about 40 or 50 degrees LOWER than our high I think...  I just laughed.  We get bad winters, but we've been relatively mild this one.  One snow hits and somehow we're now not prepared at all...  They were trying to salt the roads IN rush hour instead of prior...  Hah!  That equals mayhem!

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Power of the Jedi / Re: Plo Koon and Saesee Tiin....
« on: January 19, 2005, 09:54 PM »
Sidious had a great generic torso...  Very plain, very good for sculpting.  His legs are very neutral as well, but I think his lower torso had like a "rope" belt on it sort of... 

Very strange sculpting under there...  I miss the good old days of figures being good fodder even if they had a robe that covered them.  I think Orn Free Taa would've been great fat man fodder.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: January 19, 2005, 03:02 PM »
I don't like her eyebrows though.

Like your looking at her eyebrows!  ::)

You can't help it...  they'd tickle my lap too I'm sure.

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There ya have it from the horse's mouth. :)  Dave's our man in the field...  Since I'm next closest I would dig going a year, but right now it's iffy with my schedule around Feb. every year.  :(  Hopefully sometime though I'll get there to help Dave out.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Snow!
« on: January 18, 2005, 12:22 PM »
We finally got some snow over the weekend.  Not a ton, just enough to make people rethink going out on Saturday.  I still made it to the local geek meeting though.

Twas Fun!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: January 18, 2005, 12:21 PM »
I don't like her eyebrows though.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fun With Google
« on: January 18, 2005, 12:20 PM »
If you look up "Pissed Off" you get the same image of that wagon train for that guy in the white car behind it.

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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Star Wars Strategy Game Coming
« on: January 18, 2005, 07:50 AM »
Another article...

There appears to be a COMPLETELY new tank of some sort too, which I can bite on but I still dislike them NOT running with the Force Commander tank designs.  Those 2 Rebel tanks were perfect...  All the Rebel tanks were perfect really.  Stick in those ones from the original Rogue Squadron game then,a nd you've got one hell of a diverse armor unit line-up for the Alliance.

I don't even see anything in the screenies for the Empire other than the TIE Crawler I can't stand and the AT-AT and AT-ST.

I see no troop transports, no AT-PT's which have become BIGTIME EU vehicles in a lot of games, etc., etc...

I just wonder if this game's gonna dumb stuff down and try rewriting EU which I can't stand.  I mean, if you're gonna be par tof EU at least try to keep it right and show you get off your ass and research things, but I dunno they're gonna.

I'm happy to get a new RTS, and in the classic era at that (great news), and one that incorporates multiple planet management ala rebellion to an extent, is 3-D terrain and all, is keeping scale relatively well (at least on the groudn missions), but in the end I'm irked at the creators simply disregarding all previous established EU.  That just seems arrogant to me.

It's like trying to rewrite the films (unless you wrote them in the first place) to suit you rather than you conforming to suit the films.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fun With Google
« on: January 18, 2005, 03:18 AM »
You sound very defensive of FP's though HMI...  Just thinking aloud, but could that be you, and your "1:1" Enterprise model? :P ;)

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Episode III line....April 2nd, 2005
« on: January 18, 2005, 03:15 AM »
Clean Up in Aisle 1 I guess... 

$8+ a figure though on that preview wave at KM?  Holy ****... 

I too will be going to WM for the simple fact they're selling cheaper.  If Target's reading this on any level, may you be alerted that I'm NOT going to spend $1 each per figure more than WM when I can get to WM's easier and pay less.

I'd sooner give my $ to TRU or Target any day...  Without a doubt.  I despise WM on every level, but I can safely say that without a price reduction (major) from these other retailers then I'm going where it's cheapest to get when I'm not waiting for clearance on.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fun With Google
« on: January 18, 2005, 02:07 AM »
So, to use a SW metaphore, if Luke were to have had a mullet while wearing his fanny pack, he would've been showing his torn feelings between the dark side and the light...

It's so clear.

Anger...  Fear...  Agression...  The Mullet Side are they.

And let's face it...  Fanny Packs aren't condusive to having a relationship with anyone, so you'd stay on the good side of the force there.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Ep3 Sneak Preview Vehicle
« on: January 18, 2005, 01:11 AM »
I'm perplexed on that whole droid socket thing too, unless there's actually room below there that we can't see.  It's possible...  Otehrwise it's just gonna be rubbish in the film and as a toy.

Either way, it sounds like this stuff's due to hit here in the next couple of weeks folks, as per our report...  It's already there possibly, so maybe some leaks will come of these like the regular line's figures seem to always trickle out too.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fun With Google
« on: January 18, 2005, 12:47 AM »
Except rather than a mullet he wears and equally dorky fanny pack.

It's like a goatee/non-goatee thing.

But who is evil, and who is not?

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By now at Rebelscum, this thread would've had about 2 pages worth of replies of people just lecturing you on it being spelled "Toy Fair" and not "Toy Fare".  :)

And how one's a magazine, and one is an event.  Then someone would lock the thread and start one called "The Official International Toy Fair Thread, Part 2".  :P

Hopefully things will work out so stay tuned...

I'm always excited to see the various coverage of the event.  I also dig seeing the most "voice" from some smaller companies that I follow who usually keep pretty tight-lipped.  Since BBI and 21st are being especially bitter against each other lately, less and less comes from them just to keep up with the fans then, so that's disappointing.

Toy Fair and Comic-Con are about all ya got going for you then. :)

Anyway, should be some good stuff...  Lots of "official word" more than anything is what I'm looking forward to the most.  Maybe more excuses for things people werne't happy with *Cough*clones*cough*.

We'll see...  And j/k about the spelling thing...  Just making a funny observation about the obvious from "elsewhere".  ;)

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