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Toy Reviews / JD.com Review: Dagobah Luke & Yoda!
« on: March 11, 2005, 02:37 PM »

Up for your viewing pleasure is the OTC's dynamic duo, Luke and Yoda, Dagobah Training!

Easily two of the most needed resculpts for the modern line, Yoda has never looked better, and neither has Luke, but does that make good figures?  Well I'd say yes, and I'd say no.  I think the majority may be against me on Luke, but I found him wanting as an action figure...  A nice resculpt yes, but not much of a fun toy, which really hurts him in my eyes.

Still, Hasbro has some innovative ideas here, and the two go together great as a neat little set.  They look fantabulous on a shelf, there's no denying that.

Read my review though RIGHT HERE and get all the skinny.  I think these are two worth purchasing, but I'd buy Luke again if he included just a little something extra in the arm department. 

Ya know, cuz I likes to pose my toys!

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: The Full 56
« on: March 11, 2005, 01:29 PM »
Well, I'm sad to see Antilles is the sopping wet pile of diahrea I imagined...  What a shame he got the shaft but Organa's a pretty great figure overall.  Sucks they cut corners on him, even if all he maybe does is stand around.  He strikes me as something of a "soldier" for Alderaan.  Guess Organa's the better fodder figure now.

That said, he's the only disappointment so far...  Barring any minor ones that spring up here and there like the seeming crappiness of the Collection 1 Clone and things.

Screw him though...  The SA looking clone coming later is the one I want.  I'll use Collection 1's for dead clones I guess.  Overall this is shaping up to be some great figures.  I like the AT-RT looking dude too.  A great figure.

We need more though...  I want a SA BARC now that they do a white version of for ROTJ then as well.  :)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official 'Sharks are Cool' Thread.
« on: March 11, 2005, 12:41 AM »
I had such a flurry of jokes invade my mind I'm almost dizzy.

Hmmm, I'd assume they're the "short" bus as well.  Or Micro-buses maybe.  Whale Sharks are big, but  I didn't even think you could fit two buses on their backs.

I'd love to see the attempt though.  The shark would kill its first person I do believe.



This one doesn't seem able to do that...  Maybe he's but a sharkling?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The King of Pop...
« on: March 11, 2005, 12:39 AM »
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"C'mon, sexy, want to come to my place and see my SW collection?" that always works for me...

You mean it doesn't work the same for guys??

Not without a trusty box of wine.

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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: ROTS Trailer
« on: March 11, 2005, 12:37 AM »
I'm not gonna lose control and over-hype myself, but...

Holy **** comes to mind quickly.

It's a fantastic trailer...  Palp's line to his visitors will forever become iconic with SW fans I believe.  He's really only going to ever "shine" in this film, and that almost is a shame but probably will do well for the flick.

I bet my buddy's going nuts if he missed this right now.  :)

Finally, having Hypersnatch pays off...  at least for a little bit of fun.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The King of Pop...
« on: March 10, 2005, 10:34 PM »
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Yeah, the better to lure little boys w/ SW toys...

Oh come on, kids don't play with Star Wars figures...  :)

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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: ROTS Trailer
« on: March 10, 2005, 10:13 PM »
Damn, can't get a dl. 

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Gas Prices
« on: March 10, 2005, 05:43 PM »
Watch every gas station have a commercial for Star Wars.  At that point I'd become suspicious.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Gas Prices
« on: March 10, 2005, 05:28 PM »
We're around $2, which for this area is high...  I could see stations at $1.95 yesterday though...  I have $.10 off per gallon at the local grocery store's pumps so I'll be going there.  I do shop there, so I rack up the cents off.

Just sucks how things are going up up up just in time for C3.   ::)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official 'Sharks are Cool' Thread.
« on: March 10, 2005, 05:25 PM »
I like Whale Sharks.  They're like the Ithorians of the sea...  *sigh*

That shot with the guy's hand on the GW's nose is funny.

The shot of the surfer's just a classic though.  Looks like a Megalodon flying out of the surf on him.  :)

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Terminator Toy Line... 4" Scale.
« on: March 10, 2005, 02:28 PM »
Anyone know much more about the Kenner Aliens line that Muftak mentioned on Page 1?

I was told by a friend at another forum about the Alien Queen being a whole playset with a base, a bunch of eggs, some ooze...  She sounded cool and he is a scale stickler and claimed she's about 1:18 scale actually.

Also, what of the vehicles...

I saw a Marine Evac ship and a Load Lifter.  Anyone know much on these?  I'd dig having both, though I feel sure the Marine ship's not to-scale, but I wanted it for a Star Wars custom.

Anyone?  Bueller?  Bueller?

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason
« on: March 10, 2005, 01:33 PM »
With minor leaguers maybe the Pens will be cup contenders this year. :)

Now...  I wonder...  What will Lemieux do as a player/owner?  Hmmmmm

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Investing 101... How's your portfolio?
« on: March 10, 2005, 01:32 PM »
Roth Accounts are just ones you pay the taxes up front so when you cash them out you don't have taxes to pay...

For instance you put $10,000 in today, pay your taxes, you take it out at age 62 or whatever and whatever it's earned is yours, no taxes...  More or less, in a simplified way of explaining it, that's all it is.  It's something everyone should invest in immediately when they start their careers because it's probably the best investment towards retirement for everyone to use.

Myself, I have no money to be pissing around with in the markets, so I don't.  I have as an experiment or for classes, but never for my own benefit down a long-term path.  I actually made money off of Hasbro once in a little experiment, but that's something I highly recommend AGAINST trying. :)

Seems like most people have things pretty under control for themselves...  That's good.

To me, I feel that if you're not into this stuff, and if you don't have very much money to throw around with investing, it's in your best interest to let a professional handle your money.  Most of us know someone who has done well under an investment broker, and I think it's best to talk to some of these people, find out who they use, and then get in touch with them and set up meetings to discuss his/her future with them.  For instance my mother's best friend who passed away had one of the best investors in my area who I know (made her tons after a messy and costly divorce, and she was eventually quite well off, but sadly she died young)...  My girlfriend's father was able to retire early partly due to his investor, etc...  It's possible to jump into the market when it's high or low and make money though, it's just who is "steering your particular ship", so to speak.

I've been a business student the majority of my life and I don't even trust myself 100% with investing.  I like a specialist opinion.

The main thing is if you're in things for the long term, have specific and realistic goals you want met, and if you have a diverse portfolio, you're going to end up doing well, but portfolio divesification's much harder than it sounds.  I'd be reluctant to put one together myself...  As long as you're not looking for quick/high returns you're going to be ok though with a reputeable investor though.

Oh, and I prefer investors who take their cut on the back end of things because they're the ones who are gonna work harder to make you more...  But that's my opinion, some feel otherwise for their own reasons.  You may pay more with my option but you may yield more too.  Just my observations though.

I'm sure people with actual retirement build-ups know more than me about where they stand.  There's plenty of options...

Oh, let me also say if you're looking through various financial institutions for investment, DO NOT discount your insurance companies in your area.  I know that a recent small account I had (holding my $ for Celebration 3) didn't yield much but like maybe $50 or so extra, but had I looked around a LITTLE harder I'd have found a 3 - 4% higher rate at most Insurance company.

Fin. Inst. De-regulation has opened up a lot of competition, and rates are a bit more competitive, so don't hold yourself to strict ideas of who you feel can do the best for you.  Had I looked a little harder I'd have done a bit better in a fairly short period of time.  I'm kicking myself in the ass over that now...  That's my gas money to and from Celebration 3 right there had I done things better.  When I put it in those terms I really begin to hate myself.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Terminator Toy Line... 4" Scale.
« on: March 9, 2005, 05:24 PM »
Eh, the image showed for all of like 2 seconds I guess, hehe

Those images you posted are the same ones though, so I guess they are the same.  I'm not fond of those Predators at all.  Very toy-ish, and HUGE heads.  They look like Mardis Gras costumes!  :)

The aliens look a lot better though, and facehuggers/pods = figure goodness.  I'd buy an alien just for the accessories if that's the case, so I can have a face hugger on a stormtrooper!

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Offseason 2005
« on: March 9, 2005, 01:59 AM »
People in Pittsburgh are sort of enjoying the fact that Burress apparantly has **** that DOES stink.  Oh how that must hurt his ego!

Not that I dislike Plaxico Burress, and I regret his now sealed loss to free-agency (which he was supposedly the replacement for Moss by all accounts here anyway), but accepting that for what it is then I get a kick out of seeing him NOT being as hotly clamored for as he thought he would be.  I think he's feeling some wrath from other owners at "flashy" kinds of players like Moss perhaps...  I dunno.

I tend to not follow much in the off-season, but the Steelers signed his replacement yesterday I guess, more or less, and are moving on...  Plus we still had Ward anyway, but the Plax story's been the big one here lately.

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