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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: So how many times have you seen it?
« on: May 23, 2005, 02:07 AM »
Pfffft...  Real life!?

What kind of fan are you Jesse!  ::)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: So how many times have you seen it?
« on: May 23, 2005, 01:18 AM »

1 was a preview on Tuesday night with local collecting buds set up by Bobafett14 (Thanks Bob!).  I had an intense headache throughout the movie though, and that sucked.

2 was the premiere on Wednesday which I have had my ticket bought for a while now.  Again, Bobafett14 (Thanks Bob!) bought out part of the VIP section at the Pittsburgh Loews Cineplex...  For $25 you got a nice buffet, plush seating in the best seats in the house, a sorta "special" event...  It was a good time, and Bob also made up some PSWCS VIP badges for everyone which were neat to have.  The bad news was I again was dealing with a raging headache most of the night.

3 was just tonight...  My non-SW buddy wanted to see the movie but had to go out of town this week for training so he, I, and another friend went to see the film...  I actually had even a better time the 3rd time than the previous 2!  I actually had a migraine headache tonight as well though.  Go figure...

Lots of fun though.  The film's fantastic to me.

That's definitely a sweet Zabrak character you made CHEWIE.  That's the kinda guy that fits into almost any diorama unless it's a strictly military type of one...

That is definitely sweet though, but not terribly complex either (no slight on you CHEWIE)...  The parts just match up really well.  The paint really obscures the figure a lot too, so the base is tough to tell...  Short of the sculpting on the shirt giving it away really, but it's looking pretty great I think.

A very neat background character...  You've gotta have one full set of dioramas with these types of figures.  They gotta be going somewhere after the photonovels I figure. :)  Your Cantina's at max capacity.  Time to put the velvet rope across the door I think. 

Star Wars Action Figures / Re: MetalJedi's Customs
« on: May 23, 2005, 01:03 AM »
Great customs MetalJedi, I like them both...

Like DD, Clones can draw a little bit of a burnout but I like a repaint as much as the next guy.  There's some talk of printable decals possibly in the works so people can make their own a little easier too.  Like astromech repaints, you see a lot of them it seems, but that's alright... 

The Kyle's very creative I think...  The color on the shirt, and the pants, looks fantastic, and the pads on the shoulders look really great.

I think the Madine head is creative...  I'm not sold on it looking like Katarn exactly, but the paintjob helps it and it does look good.  I think Hasbro's head is a little closer (but still not perfect...  It's not close enough to the DF or JK Katarn for me...  Actually it looks more like a JO Katarn than anything, which is ironic).  The head is not a big issue though, it's creative and close at least.

If I'd suggest one thing, a holster for his Bryar gun would look good and help him match up to some pics of him more, but it'd be a bit of work too.  I like him though, he looks pretty great.

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Post your ROTS reviews and thoughts!
« on: May 23, 2005, 12:53 AM »
I actually agree with Jedidz23's opinion on how Leia can remember her mother though it seems impossible...  I view it as a force thing mostly.  Potentially a difference in the way the two children are raised, or things they're told during childhood, form the visions they have through the force...

But to me the explanation that first came to my mind (and which I offered my buddy tonight who surprisingly cited the Leia flaw right away, he impressed me being a more casual fan :) ) was that Leia's having sort of "dreams" she perceives as reality/memory of her mother...  I don't take that as grasping at straws since my mind didn't even stretch to come up with an excuse, but rather that came right to me when my buddy asked about that.  Why Luke doesn't have a memory...  I suppose anything from the focus of his thoughts to the focus of his life in general could've had an effect on that.  Luke only asks about their mother after he's seemingly had some time to reflect on who he was told his father was...  Maybe Luke's lack of thought towards his family (since his Uncle had put something else in his mind) made him lose memory of her?  Lose the connection that Leia perhaps retains because maybe Bail/wife raised her with more talk of Padme...  Who knows. 

It's one of those loose-ends I'm sorta sad that the movie didn't tie off...  That, the Qui-Gon thing, etc...  There definitely was room for another hour's worth of footage.  I feel that way about very little around the prequals. ROTS really won me.

The classic trilogy had me wanting more...  AOTC only had me wanting more about the war, maybe a tie-in space battle (Such a missing aspect of these 3 films), but ROTS I could've sat through another hour of just MORE.  :)  After 3 screenings I'm set for a 4th with anticipation.  Just hearing my buddies walk out with me tonight (Casual fans, but not die-hards who have to be at premieres or collect anything) and they're raving about the movie...  That felt great.  Guys that usually were critical of the films were now asking me questions, and actually discussing stuff with me without making fun of SW in its current state.  That rocked.

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Is Mace Windu a "bad egg"...?
« on: May 23, 2005, 12:33 AM »
I tend to like mace in the movies too...  He's almost cold/emotionless to me which I think's more intentional than an acting flaw.  I can handle the scream during the fall in E3 too...  Luke was whining like a bitch in ROTJ when he got lightningninged, so I'm just wagering it hurts mighty bad (even for a Master). 

Luke looked like he was passing a kidney stone actually.  Curled on the floor and begging for help.

I liked his death overall...  I just got back from my 3rd time at this movie and it's actually even better to me really.  My buddies went with me this time, and they're the "non-fan" fans who want to see every movie but don't do the whole collecting thing or premieres or whatever...  They usually are also the most critical of the films out of the distinctly separate groups of friends I have, and actually had no major gripe at all.

One cited a "plot hole" but I debunked it slightly with a potential excuse.  Doubt he buys the excuse, but it works for me to disregard it as a plot hole at all.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Pics to Names!
« on: May 22, 2005, 04:10 PM »
Here's the original bumped up for the masses.

I unlocked it since I think the C3 one's maybe got potential new entriees but mostly has run its course...  If one of the other staff wants it as the regular pic thread though, they can lock this one back down.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Army of Darkness?
« on: May 22, 2005, 04:04 PM »
On clearance?  Oh, I gotta get to Suncoast now then I guess...  I wanted some of the dead things for customs purposes...  Maybe some of the weapons too I guess.

I've heard they were flimsy and even fragile by some others as well... 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Who's Up For A Chat?
« on: May 21, 2005, 05:18 AM »
Sorry Dale, I had to cut out.  Was trying to sleep (can't) but I'm heading back to try again.

Another night I'm sure... 

Feedback / JediSearch's feedback
« on: May 20, 2005, 06:42 PM »
Hey everyone...

JediSearch (Stephen) is newer to the boards but just did a huge favor for me.  He was able to obtain one of the Target giftcards from 4/2 for me since I missed out on them completely and sent me one free of charge!

The guy rocks...  Thanks Stephen, I owe you one for this!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Enjoy The Next Few Days
« on: May 20, 2005, 05:05 AM »
No doubt man...

My gf I've held off babbling to her about it because she's not seen it yet (like she cares even!?).  I'm trying to get her to watch AOTC this weekend/week so when we go next weekend she'll at least have a semi-idea what's up.

Besides that, I really haven't talked much about ROTS other than online.  My buddy's out in your town for training right now or he and I would chat I'm sure, though he hasn't seen it either now since he was out there this week!  Ugh!

And the local collectors are all busy!  hah! :)

At present, for me...
-ANH/ESB/ROTJ are almost all 3 tied...  I can't say I like one of those films more than the other, as I like all 3 for different things...  Either for being the "first", or being a more in-depth story, or for having the most intense action...  That's all my #1, a 3-way tie.

-ROTS...  Easily the #2 slot then since I condensed #1. :)  ROTS was good I think, but I agree with Dave that I don't think I'd replace any classic film with it.  Call me crazy but I like Ewoks, I think the Sarlac SE battle's as good as it was pre-SE, and the space battle in ROTJ still is bigger and more "wow" to me than the one in ROTS...

-AOTC is next, and it's a good solid film IMO.  I can stomach the few love dialogue moments I dislike, for the action. 

-TPM is last and has the most flaws.  A bad child actor, and a CGI character that should've spoken with subtitles and 3PO translating...  And had his time cut down.

I'm more leaning towards' your friend's interpreation Jason, only because that's what first came to my mind...  My gut reaction was that Palpy didn't do that but Plagus did...  Which is sorta neat.

It was like he was setting up a new apprentice to rid himself of his old one, and then his old one killed him off...  It fits with the whole "Sith are always trying to one-up each other" way they're established in the films...

Hell, even Vader's looking to undo Sidious before they even really hung out as master/apprentice!  I mean, wait till the body's cold or something...  He wanted to take over right away!

Yeah I can see your side, as Palpy does say "He taught his apprentice everything he knew", but at the same time Palpy doesn't talk up that HE could do that...  Manipulate the Midi's to form life.

BTW that makes the Midichlorians thing almost seem pseudo-ok to me...  I'm still grappling with accepting that really, but it actually gave purpose to E1's establishment of the force as being a physically detectable thing, but as well as being something mystical and powerful beyond comprehension as well.

Anyway I'm babbling but that's a good point.  I've been thinking about this since Tuesday night myself.  I caught it right away and was bummed we DIDN'T get his birth all wrapped up as to how/why it was done.

And then how did all that "chance" **** happen that Qui and Obi just happen upon him on Tatooine and all that... 

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: ROTS Screening
« on: May 20, 2005, 04:53 AM »
Yeah...  Lots of stuff seemingly cut from the film.  The rumors of Quin Lon Vos biting the dust too that i recall and which I THINK are in the comic adaptation of the film as well.

I really wanna read the novel and comics now because I believe someone said these things are almost entirely in those sources and explained very well.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Enjoy The Next Few Days
« on: May 20, 2005, 03:41 AM »
Oh buck up fella!  You still have me.   :P

hehe, I know what you mean, somewhat, Jason...  I've had a weird feeling since I left the movie that I don't have something to anticipate that revolves around Star Wars...  Even figures.

I really hope what they do for TV is good because if it sucks I'm gonna be really let down.

At least I'll go see the film some more, but it's really rather depressing itself...  Not to mention the feeling of "finality" to it all...  I drove home from the theater myself last night, and I really was kinda "bleh".  I wanted to talk to someone about it/have a long SW conversation over some scrambled eggs or something at Denny's but everyone went home right after the show because most had commitments the next day (or wives/gf's that made them go home!   >:( ).

Kind of a bummer when I reflect on it.

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