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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Hyerspace Question
« on: February 14, 2005, 11:58 AM »
It was hit or miss for me Broem...  I had a hell of a time getting a code off them but I hear they've improved this leg of their combining Hyperspace with the Fan Club, so I dunno.

I had an email for the woman who specifically was handling these codes, because after much run-around between the Official Site and anyone else they could pass the buck onto, I finally annoyed them to the point that I got this woman's personal email for it...  Of course when I was ready to email her they'd finally figured it out.

It was a terrible hastle though...  I was hell-bent on it though considering they forced me to buy it, and actually I've found it relatively useful from a customizer's point of view...  I wouldn't have bought it any other way though other than being forced. 

Anyway, I think most people are saying lately that it's easier getting your code and should only be a matter of a couple weeks after your subscription's cleared...  Typical "slow" business time periods...

It was months before I got mine though last year.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fun With Google
« on: February 14, 2005, 09:25 AM »

Next:  Dangle

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS carded figures
« on: February 14, 2005, 07:03 AM »
We're in for a pretty big year for figures.  Among maybe the best figures of the modern line, period.  As happy as I am to see such greatness in the figure world, there's part of me that just feels "cheated" that the classic trilogy doesn't really have basic figures this nice...  not in great abundance at least.

Off-hand, I'd only label the Cantina wave and VOTC as being near the caliber of the basic figures (and VOTC shouldn't count since they were $10 a pop) we've seen for E3...  I mean, even the C1 figures don't look BAD like they did for AOTC's lineup.

I really hope this is something that carries over, and that we start seeing new, and resculpted figures from the classic trilogy that rival or surpass a lot of these ROTS figures.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Terminator Toy Line... 4" Scale.
« on: February 13, 2005, 08:42 PM »
That's more what I wanted anyway...  Good news to me. :)

Site Feedback, Suggestions, and Help / Re: Forum Ranks
« on: February 13, 2005, 08:40 PM »






We're talking about God here...  Seriously.  ;)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Military Toy Kidnapped?
« on: February 12, 2005, 07:48 PM »
I already did to get his armor off... 

"The streets will flow with the blood of the walking carpet infidels!"

Site Feedback, Suggestions, and Help / Re: Forum Ranks
« on: February 12, 2005, 06:49 AM »
Hah!  If you can find me!  I'm like a phantom...  Stealthy.  One minute I'm here, then I'm gone... 

Oh who am I kidding, I'll be standing in a single spot in various lines for hours on end I'm afraid. :( 

The Original Trilogy / Re: Why have a 2nd Death Star in ROTJ?
« on: February 12, 2005, 06:47 AM »
I agree that, from a filming standpoint, it was just a cop-out...

Thinking of it in terms of "reality", I don't think it's necessarilly a bad idea...  not sure on it being built at the same time as the DS1 or anything...  I think it's POSSIBLE (in my opinion of the Empire and SW universe in general) to have a DS whipped up in a matter of time between the films (years).

I don't know...  I think perhaps it was just getting started maybe when the first one was completed.  Sure one's nice but isn't a second one, even an improved one, nice to have?

Really the concept behind the DS is nice...  It's big, it flies around, it blows **** up...  You fix the exhaust issues and it's really a terror weapon unmatched.  It's the ultimate space-faring vessel really.

So in that sense, I see it as "if at first you don't succeed, try try again", and I can accept that excuse...  I agree though that it was really a bit of a cop-out from a filming stnadpoint though.  I think Lucas wanted ROTJ to be the bigger and better ANH he envisioned sort of, while still concluding his story he had going.

I like ROTJ better than any prequal...  That says a lot for it I think.  Cop-out or not, I still think it's a good film.

And I like the DS2...  Bigger, more accurate, and the Endor Space Battle still ranks as one of my most favorite moments of Star Wars.  If only it were actually enhanced via the SE CGI work.  It could stand to be even bigger and more hective IMO.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: February 12, 2005, 05:00 AM »
Remember Night Court? 

I object!  To the tingling sensation I'm feeling...

Great show but Markie Post was just a prime piece of woman...  She was still hot when Something About Mary came out too.  Kind of a MILF thing going on.  That was a blast from the past Dale, good choice! 

One I wholeheartedly agree with but would've never even thought of.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Pics to Names!
« on: February 12, 2005, 04:56 AM »
where the hell are your hands

His hands are actually in her tip pocket...  Nothing puts a scowl on a Hooters Waitress's face more than narfing her tips out from under her nose...

Well that or a slop playing a game of grab-ass with her.  Matt would never do that though. :)

Middle Earth / Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
« on: February 12, 2005, 04:53 AM »
Yeah I can't tell the differences with them to pick the most articulated one...  Sculpts are all over the place with this line so I can't say one's more accurate to the actor either.

I suppose if I picked one I'd want him to have the most articulation and accessories...  Of course there's those tiny costume variances too, like the greives and things, that changed between the films.

Site Feedback, Suggestions, and Help / Re: Forum Ranks
« on: February 12, 2005, 04:50 AM »

:P  j/k of course...  That's entirely out of line of me to say.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: VOTC/OTC Purchases
« on: February 11, 2005, 02:18 AM »
KB had a lonely Stormtrooper VOTC on the pegs.  At $13 I see why even he was left sitting there, but I bit the mark-up since I got 4 on clearance (I figure that gives me some mark-up leeway to pay :P ) and bought him.

I'm up to 21 now with him...  Wish I had 19 more for a transport full.  :(

Middle Earth / Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
« on: February 11, 2005, 02:15 AM »
I got quite a haul tonight at Suncoast for my brother and a couple for me too...

I got Cole these figures:

-SP Boromir
-SP Strider
-The Orc with the tied up Frodo accessory
-Smeagol (prologue)
-Theoden's son
-Gandalf the Grey (Poseable one)

And they had more but I was short on fundage...  I got a boromir and Strider for myself too.  Fantastic figures.

They had a couple Legolas figures (FOTR and TTT) that I wasn't familiar with...  They seemed better than the earlier versions but these figures look so much alike sometimes that I just can't tell.

They had Sam in armor too with a talking rock...  He looked "new" to me for some reason.

no Shelob, and the Orcs were limited compared to other figures...  :(  I wanted a Shagrat but I skipped him (they had one left).

Suncoast was only $6 a figure too, which shocked me considering everywhere else except maybe WM is the same price.  I thought Suncoast would reem me on the price but I guess not.

Oh, and got a VOTC Stormie at KB...  I bit the $2-$3 mark-up for this lone Stormie. :P

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Ep3 Sneak Preview Vehicle
« on: February 11, 2005, 12:28 AM »
EU's kind of shown that astro's are placed all over on ships...  Roaming about freely on ships like Amidalas, or even having fixed sockets "outboard" on big ships like that as well.

To me, none of these ship's designs imply that they're building into anything else really...  The Jedi Fighter, when you look at it, really doesn't look like anything (A-Wing's been said in the past, but beyond it being red I don't see this similarity), and the new Jedi Fighter's really not like anything else besides it maybe having SOME similarity to the old Jedi Fighter...  "improvement" for the war there is practical so I can link those two, but I can't link the Jedi Fighters to anything in the modern era really. 

The ARC-170's design is just out there...  Beyond its basic shape of an elongated hull with 2 wings that can split for maneuverability/stability, I can't say this is a ship that I look at and think "X-Wing" at all.  XW and this don't even look like they'd be in the same role/category given that the ARC's are bigger/bulkier, have a rear gunner...  I'd say it's maybe closer in relationship to the Y-Wing, but it doesn't resemble that fighter at all either, but if you run iwth the Y-Wings 2-seater variant it seems more along those lines.

EU's placement of astro's is weird then...  The Jedi Fighter's one is weird, and I think it was mostly a cop-out to have a dedicated astromech.  Almost like they designed the fighter but later realized they didn't design it to support an astromech and Lucas wanted it to be able to...  Simple answer then is to make it a dedicated on-board system with a dome...  for no reason.  ::)

I'm pretty sure EU has Astro's popping up on ships in different places though, some toward the front, some to the back...  I don't mind the placement really on the new Jedi Fighter...  If it doesn't support a removable (full) droid then it's sort of a bummer.  It leads me to believe Hasbro butchered the scale somewhat perhaps.   :-\ 

I don't mind the astromech being up front but I do think it bites if they don't make it so a full astromech fits in the socket.  That implies an underscaled ship to me, which sucks.

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