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Wait, someone stole Dave's shift keys?  I think I have some in a kitbashing fodder box if he wants them. 

More Stormtroopers for the collection...  I got these last week actually on a tip from my local collecting bud, Dave.  He let me know 4 VOTC Stormies were just waiting on me to get the time to make the trek to the famed Monroeville Mall (home of where they shot Dawn of the Dead, and our tri-annual Toy Show).  I popped off at the Toys R Us and nabbed them, though I think I was just lucky though that nobody else beat me to them.

It's a busy area just outside the city...  I had to go to Lowe's anyway so it put me in the area, but it was a little later in the day.  I was concerned.

4 replacements to the squads.  Great...  Funny that TRU STILL is putting VOTC out.  Gotta run a sale to unload those Yoda's and Lando's now though.   :-\

Heh, I agree and that's about as polite a way to put that as I've ever seen.

It helps though for people to be interested in what you're saying overall...  Sadly I know a LOT of people around various forums that simply ignore posts by people with chronically bad grammar...  I can't blame them in a way because it does become troublesome to read.  Plus I've had a lot of experience in reading poorly written/typed material so maybe I'm just less critical, but even I have trouble getting the gist of someone's post from time to time...

I won't name any names, but there's one site out there where every other post is pretty damned confusing...  When a thread's full of those posts though, it spirals out of control.  Those are all good tips Chris gave to help people be more well received by their peers here and abroad (at other sites). 

Revenge of the Sith / Re: "Evolutions" assortment...
« on: June 25, 2005, 06:07 PM »
I could be wrong but I thought the Vader had a removable helmet as well Jared, so I agree it's going to one-up the VOTC which is a tough job.  May have the ankles articulated as well... 

I can't wait.  These sets are just perfect looking.  Thanks for pointing that out man!

Revenge of the Sith / Re: New Deluxes
« on: June 25, 2005, 06:05 PM »
Difference of opinion on the term itself I suppose, but I feel it's a term not applicable to people in a public forum, even if the intent was meant in jest, so I'm sorry you see it as an abuse of power.  It's a simple edit of one word, nothing more, nothing less, and I hope that's explained thoroughly enough now.

Joe Defender / Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
« on: June 25, 2005, 05:51 PM »
Snowserpent looks great.  Almost identical to his original, right down to snowshoes and an AK.  That's sweet.

Major Blood, though not the greatest/cartoony enough for my taste, looks pretty good.  I like the Cobra Night Ops set.  People will go nuts for that.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Thoughts and all that sappy stuff
« on: June 24, 2005, 11:57 PM »
Everyone's thoughts are with you Shannon.  I was telling my partner in crime from C3 you were sick and she wanted to extend her thoughts to you as well...  We really are hoping you're feeling as well as you can, and that you keep your spirits high as a kite!  Stay smiling and you're going to pull through everything AOK.

And Rob, you rock buddy!  Glad someone so sweet has such a good friend in you to coordinate that.  Shannon, you keep in good spirits because any time you're not feeling so great, remember we're all thinking about you!

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Hasbro at San Diego Comic-Con 2005
« on: June 24, 2005, 11:47 PM »
At C3 I came in and sat in the back...  I remember hearing Matt but not realizing it was him till later and laughing about his tenacity.  :)  Gotta get your voice heard though man, I'm all for that.  Sitting in the back was not conducive to getting answers (or getting your question heard).  I know mine needed repeating after the question was (I'm assuming) misheard.

Matt I envy you getting to go to this all the time.  :)  Wish I could hop a flight out your way bud.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Separatist Leaders
« on: June 24, 2005, 11:43 PM »
I'd like to see a screenscene of three, especially the Quarren and Aqualish...  Not repeats of the others though.

Were the Banking Clan guys in E3?  Or were they absent and perhaps taken out of the war as per the Clone Wars episodes where the ARC's were featured on their planet?  I recall them losing to the Republic in that and seeing San Hill guys getting led away, but was he one of them because I don't recall him in E3 at all.

But that stuff aside, I definitely would take 3 of the yet-to-be-mades in a screen scene that maybe featured some Mustafar technical set pieces...  They had small holo-tables they were watching of the various fronts it seemed.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS Wookiee Helicopter with Wookiee
« on: June 24, 2005, 11:36 PM »
I'm disappointed with the figure (as all pack-ins have sorta sucked) but I do like the vehicle.  It's to-scale and that works for me, plus you can load a Wookiee in the gunner's seat.

I'll take a couple of these I think...  I may take a 3rd for a downed one too.  At $15 too, that's pretty cheap to do a custom with the vehicle.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason
« on: June 23, 2005, 10:27 PM »

Man, this guy just gets me pumped for hockey in this town again, even in 80+ degree weather. :)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Gas Prices
« on: June 23, 2005, 10:03 PM »
We're still hovering at $2.19...   Lovely.

Joe Defender / Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
« on: June 23, 2005, 06:09 PM »
I agree totally on the Greenshirts John C.  Their heads are incredibly weird...  Not to mention that, and this maybe seems an odd reason to some (especially as a Joe complaint), but in the military I think goatees and beards are frowned upon unless you're told to grow one (as is sometimes the case in the Middle-East).

Weird reason to hate those headsculpts, but to me they were being rather goofy about giving everyone a 90's kinda update with the facial hair when the Greenshirts in the cartoon were really just regular looking army guys...  Young faces, no facial hair...  They looked like strict military.  They should've just done a variety of clean shaven guys and maybe one chick greenshirt (would've been neat I think) out of the 6 that used the original Scarlet's body or something.

And I don't know about you guys, but I'd sooner buy 6 guys that look like Snowjob with different heads than buy 6 guys I couldn't pick out of a lineup EXCEPT the Snowjob.  I mean, who the hell  is the transluscent guy even?  I don't recall a Joe equivalent to Zartan but, whatever.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Land of the Dead
« on: June 23, 2005, 02:55 PM »
First gas station was in Pittsburgh too, but the sight it was at is A) in a bad part of town, and B) is only marked by a little plaquard that you don't wanna stand around long enough to read for fear of death.  :)

At least that's what I think I recall learning at the Heinz History Center during my bull**** Sociology course.

So the premiere was good?  Funny that Jordan was there...  There's a lotta celebs in town right now for the Lemieux invitational...  May have to check the movie out just to see the Pitt references actually...  I was gonna wait for DVD on it simply because I'm cheap.

Sounds like it was fun Bob, wish I could've gone.  My buddy owns a hearse and is trying to fix it up to dragrace some.  I doubt he does, he just talks a lot, and he's cheap so he won't sell it for even what it is worth (wants more) or I'd buy it from him.  Hearse's make for a sweet ride.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Name that flick!
« on: June 23, 2005, 02:51 PM »
Wow...   :-\

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