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Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Fleet Troops - A New Hope?
« on: December 3, 2004, 06:50 PM »
Not good enough, especially with the price hike...  New figure or nothing.

The old one's sculpt is poor IMO with the caved in chest, pre-posed arms, etc...  I'd sooner see a SA one.  From what I've seen though, the Tantive IV's crew isn't the same as in ANH.  It's possible Lucas is actually adhering to EU that the T4's manned by actual Rebel soldiers, and that is their uniform in ANH, and whoever mans it in ROTS is different...  Or uniforms change over time.

On the figure though, if they did have FT's in ROTS, I'd be all for a new, Collection 2 Super articulated one with Antilles' helmet and blaster, and a working holster.

Oh, and a pliable removable vest that actually comes off easily.  Given what the other Col.2 figures look like (or seem to), this would easily be on my wish list whether it's ROTS or ANH.  I don't think the uni's will be the same, for whatever reason though, judging by what I've seen of I believe to be the ship's pilot(s) in actually the recent Insider.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: South Park Appreciation Thread
« on: December 3, 2004, 05:04 PM »
D'oh, correct amundo...  I forgot his beginnings there.  Having just seen the movie on Secret Stash, I was thinking that was his opening scene.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Tragic news concerning our fearless leader.
« on: December 3, 2004, 05:02 PM »
Uhm...

|-o-|  <-o->  |-o-|

Those are TIE Fighters.


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Have You Seen Me?
« on: December 3, 2004, 04:40 AM »
I don't doubt she's a skeezah, as the kids say, but...  Stone Cold and emotional distress just don't mix.  It's a tough pill to swallow. :)

What a shambles the man's life is.  I feel bad for some wrestlers who wind up with hellish lives after their career is over, but Ausin just seems like a jagoff in real life...  Like his character's not a far cry from himself.  Dude asks for it.

Well considering he was wanted for battery of his most recent ex-wife, yeah he most definitely lives his gimmick. He'll be back though, there's always that one last payday in the WWE that gets the "retired" top stars back.

I hope so...  Actually.  As much as I hate beer-swilling hillbillies who do nothing but get drunk and beat people (women or men) up, I really thought he was one of the entertaining people in WWE and when this whole slew left things just are dull.

Hardly worth going to Hooters for PPV anymore.

I wonder when the Rock will realize he's not gonna be popular in Hollywood and goes back to WWE?  I hope that's soon.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Tragic news concerning our fearless leader.
« on: December 3, 2004, 02:17 AM »
Thanks man.  I needed that.   :P

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason
« on: December 3, 2004, 02:16 AM »
That's what I mean...  The players AND the league are what are making things unlucrative, and unfair, and generally uninteresting.  They both are to blame IMO.

I wish they'd open it up to kids who WANT to play.  I'd be amazed.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Have You Seen Me?
« on: December 3, 2004, 02:14 AM »
I don't doubt she's a skeezah, as the kids say, but...  Stone Cold and emotional distress just don't mix.  It's a tough pill to swallow. :)

What a shambles the man's life is.  I feel bad for some wrestlers who wind up with hellish lives after their career is over, but Ausin just seems like a jagoff in real life...  Like his character's not a far cry from himself.  Dude asks for it.

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Zayres wasn't out this way...  Actually, neither was Target, Wal-Mart's relatively "new", Target even more so, and Toys R Us was another store unknown to my region till Children's Palace closed shop and TRU basically put a store up everywhere there was a CP.

Very weird...  Almost every store we had is gone, other than K-Mart, Sears, and Penney's...  Some other high-end dept. stores like Kauffman's or the Bon Ton.  :(  Kinda sad when you think about it.

Monkey Wards I forgot too Jason.  Though their toy area was not up to par with other stores I felt, and it like Penney's was overpriced.

Our local Penney's, where I worked, is closing shop actually, because a new mall is opening on the freeway into Pittsburgh that runs out my direction.  That's pretty sweet news in a way because everyone's banking on where Penney's (and the closed Monkey Wars still stands), is going to turn into hopefully a Wal-Mart or Target...  It'd be nice since we have NOTHING in my area...  Not that that is my area, but it's at least only 15 minutes away as opposed to 25.  :)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Tragic news concerning our fearless leader.
« on: December 2, 2004, 11:54 PM »
You'd be ordered to make every thread an "official" one while locking all other discussions, post in threads even if you don't have anything to add but "very nice!", edit people's remarks without notification of why/when, and never deal with "problem" members unless they criticize the site or its staff?

that's not satire, it's honesty...  Or were you really going for satire? :)

One of what I thought was my funnier remarks was when someone said one of the "better mods" should come in and do something within a thread, and I said that "Apokolips doesn't have that power anymore". 

I don't think anyone saw it, or they didn't get it...  Or I thought it was funnier than it was.   :-\

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason
« on: December 2, 2004, 11:19 PM »
It's all just showing off...  The peacocks are strutting.

The league's doing its thing, the players are doing theirs.  And in the end, both of them are the downfall of the NHL as a lucrative, fair, and entertaining entity.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason
« on: December 2, 2004, 07:56 PM »
Nightly news here seems to usually have a blurb about there being still no progress or efforts towards progress for the Pens to have any kind of season.

The big story the other day was that they were shutting all the heating off to the Arena to save $.  Makes sense since they don't usually use the place for anything but Hockey, especially at this time of year.  Once Ringling Bros. is in and out in November, they're all hockey for the most part.

Not this year...  But usually. 

Part of me cares, part of me doesnt'.  The Steelers awesome year is blanketing over a lot of the hockey issues I think here.  If they were playing like last year, I think the No NHL thing would be more talked about, but the news casters have all they can handle every week with the Steelers coverage it seems.

I miss them playing, but I'm so irked at pro sports in general, other than Football.  The NHL's become a rich man's game down here with tickets costing over $50 a piece.  Unlike the NFL, to me the NHL's best viewed live.  The NFL I'd rather watch from home (Personal preference).  Their tickets are even more, but then again they're a winner too.  I dunno.

I'm just discouraged I guess.  I do miss hockey though because College doesn't get much TV time around here, and lower leagues get zilch.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: South Park Appreciation Thread
« on: December 2, 2004, 07:49 PM »
SP's definitely NOT for children...  Especially after watching last night's episode, that's a more solid truth than ever.  Still, it's usually not on till late so the kiddies aren't generally up to watch it anyway...  Or not the kiddies around me.

SPthe movie is really vulgar, but definitely entertaining.  Not as generally creative as single episodes can be though, like Mr. Hanky's X-Mas episode, or the Underpants gnomes, etc...  The movie was kind of a mix of a lot of different aspects introduced throughout the series into one big mess.

Sadam Hussein was one of the greatest characters ever introduced though, and he came from the film. 

"Heeeeeey Satan"  ***up pops...  something***   ;D  When I saw that in theaters, that was one of the loudest laughter bursts I've ever heard in a theater.  Too funny.  Then he did it again and it was even funnier.

If I had the $ I'd buy up the DVD sets...  Unfortunately I miss them when they're on sale all the time. :(

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Hoth Han Revisited
« on: December 2, 2004, 07:40 PM »
Jason.

Check your mail.   :P

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Added two more to the roster.  I want a nice sized squad of troops.  That's what I'm aiming for.  Gonna whip up some packs for them, and pauldrons, and modify some weapons so they're more rigid and can hold them well, and then I'll be set.

From then on I'll wait for cheaper versions of this to be released.

I'm planning to make a hand/blaster set for my CT versions which # over 100.  WIth poseable hands, the CT figure is really a good figure.  Not able to kneel, but a running pose (with stand), or 2-handed firing pose are all doable, and he looks great dead too.

KBZ's shot of his army shows how well I think the old one blends with the new too.  I saw people going ga-ga that the VOTC was so vastly superior, but in reality its sculpt differences are fairly subtle and the CT figure was good to begin with. 

It's like the tree in Merry Christmas Charlie Brown...  It just needs some care, and maybe a little effort, and it is a nice infantry filler.

My squad will look so lovely busting through some home-made city ruins, doing a nice "sweep & clear" of a local uprising.  :)

Seriously, this figure is the first time in my adult life I have felt like a child when buying the new toys.  I've "posed" them substantially...  I'm even to the point I have a tough time calling it "pose" and really need to just fess up that I've been playing with these guys.

Deluxe Durge was doing battle with them just a while ago.  hehe   ;D

(Jesse James in no way endorses this behavior if you are single and looking)

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D'oh,

In all my rambling, I forgot Penney's and Sears as well.  Both had toy Departments, though as I recall, Sears only had one at X-Mas and their catalogue.  Doesn't seem like many remember shopping at Penneys for Toys though.

JCP, where I actually did my management externship, had a kick ass toy aisle in the one corner, and they had weird toys you couldn't find elsewhere either.  Sorta expensive though as I recall, but they were the ONLY place I saw Micro Collection.  Got my Bespin and Hoth sets there.  They also had the Dungeons and Dragons figures (poseable and the pre-posed pre-painted things) as I recall.

Very little otherwise though...  Catalogue had more.

Sears Catalogue had all the weird junk that I was told was a waste of money...  Sears Cantina, the Cobra base, etc...  In reality, they sort of were because cardboard didn't handle play well, but my older brother did get a Cantina because I recall the blue Snaggletooth.

I remember getting MASH figures at Sears Stores (another odd, uncommon toy) that I used as the doctors and civilians that Cobra would kidnap and G.I. Joe would have to save.  :)  I had Winchester, Hot Lips, and Hawkeye.

I wanted the trucks, but every jeep or ambulance was broken in its box.  The playset looked cool too. 

Did anyone here collect STARCOM:  The U.S. Space Force?  This was a mid-80's toy, but not one I see many people into.  I have a pretty complete U.S. collection, but none of the foreign vehicles.  I loved STARCOM though.  There's a single site dedicated to them. 

http://www.nemesisworld.com/starcom/

I loved these things.  They're still some of the most creative toys in history if you ask me, and a great cartoon as well.

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