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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Scum continues it's downward spiral
« on: October 15, 2004, 12:17 AM »
Only one season being blamed for a spiral that rivals that of a flushing toilet? :)  I think that's lenient.

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The Original Trilogy / Re: ROTJ Sound Funny?
« on: October 14, 2004, 03:54 AM »
Wow Jared, I didn't even notice a reply to this so I apologize for my obviously delayed response, haha.  :)  I'd given up on this thread.

Well, your words are a bit over my head...  I plug a TV in and let 'er rip more or less...  haha

Yeah, not exactly techno savy here.

I know I don't have surround sound, so I can tell you that much.  My TV's actually  not even got the red, white, and yellow ports most TV's have nowadays...  It's that old.  It's kickin' though so I just don't get anything new till this one works no more.  I'm assuming then that my TV has the latter.

I watched ROTJ at my girlfriend's house though, which renders that moot I guess, and her TV's big but I don't believe it has surround sound either...  She just has what the set has. 

The problem we noticed was dialogue not always matching character's lips...  Or things seeming very "soft" at times.  One sound louder than another and such...

Perhaps it is time I lept into the 20th Century (only one behind isn't so bad) and got surround sound for my mini TV I got going? :)

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Other Collectibles / Re: WOTC SW Miniatures (RPG/CMG/Clix)
« on: October 14, 2004, 12:14 AM »
Are you sure the Weequay is EU?

Oh! 

What the 5 fingers, say to the face?  SLAP!

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Modern Classifieds / Re: WTB Some Stuff (OTC, VOTC, and Late Saga)
« on: October 13, 2004, 04:58 PM »
Updated again cuz Jeff's helping me with some stuff!  :)

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Modern Classifieds / Re: Jeff's Trade List Archive
« on: October 12, 2004, 09:14 PM »
Hey Jeff,

If you're by chance expecting any extras of VOTC ROTJ and a Yoda/3PO from the ESB wave, give me a hollar.

I'm still diggin' for Chewie (x2), R2, and 3PO, and I need doubles of the Stormie and Fett (actually need 4 Stormies for my "quota" as it were).  Just give me a hollar...  I dunno what you've maybe got on order or whatnot since I know a lotta you guys put in pre-orders.

As it stands I may take a Fett and Yoda off your hands if you wanted...  I dunno if you or the others are gonna wind up with extras of those other ones I need or not though.  :(

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Other Toy Lines / Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« on: October 11, 2004, 10:08 PM »
With GP's closing, a member there by the name of "P-51", came up with a new forum, and I'd say a much superior one at that.

http://www.warbird-photos.com/gpxd/

This is the new forum replacing GP's old one though when he finally closes up shop in the coming month(s) or whatever.

And on a bright note for me:

1) BBI's released photos of their first foray into WW2 1:18.  They put up shots of a 1:18 Sherman tank they've been working on...

Now, the question is whether or not they'll have figures accompanying the vehicles.  Pack-ins or even carded.  I'm really anxious to see them possibly stepping into the WW2 market that 21st Century is too lazy to get off their asses and fill with product.

BBI's not perfect, but they at least get product to the shelf, and that's 100% more than 21st does.

2) I've found "new" BBI figures recently.  The guys with berets previewed at Toy Fair (and who've been out around the country for months and months now) just now showed up at Toys R Us stores in my neck of the woods. 

I also was able to get some of the blackhawk pilot/crew figures.  There's a white guy in green and a black guy in tan available.  The black guy's packed in with the new "spec. Forces" guys with the berets...  The white guy is packed in with Navy Seal repacks.

The guys with berets all have new weapons, nicer cammo paintjobs (IMO), and their limbs are MUCH sturdier unlike the first Marines that their bodies are copies of.  Their limbs stay together, but those USMC figures fell apart with every far cross-wise.

The Spec. Forces guys are direct copies of the Marines though, and don't sport any new headsculpts, so just beware that you're buying basically the same grunts with new guns.  I got the sniper (in tan) and a "Support gunner" with a weapon I personally can't identify and a stinger missle.

They're cool, they're superior to the Marines, so I may even buy more at some point, but till BBI fixes their figure construction overall, they're not as cool as I'd like.

It's nice to have something new to buy though, and they're "nice enough" to me.

Unfortunately I turned up no new Star Wars figures.  There's nothing here and it's starting to piss me off that something I want to buy is just nowhere to be found at this point.  Retail and Hasbro are both ******** in my book...  Hasbro for their horrible case assortments and the fact they are the ones that make e-tail a "hit or miss" thing, and then Retailers for pressuring Hasbro on ****** case assortments and for not restocking when their brain-dead purchasers don't know squat about their product they're buying, overorder, and then treat the line like it's contageous then.

May you all burn in hell...

Yeah that's a little strong, but I just wasted a lotta gas for a lotta nothing.  Buncha dorks.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Has Anyone Built a Deck Before?
« on: October 11, 2004, 04:18 PM »
That's nice how it wraps around there Jeff.  It looks really nice.

We just got done putting a new roof on the back portion of the house this past week.  I got a week off from school and had some things i wanted to get done...  Instead I put a roof on.    ::)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Tommy Lee is in Our Town
« on: October 8, 2004, 11:25 PM »
I see a Yahoo News headline already...

Nebraska girls walking bow-legged like the Duke, Campus studies to procede as to why.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Tommy Lee is in Our Town
« on: October 8, 2004, 10:13 PM »
You officially can't have sex with a girl in that town anymore without worries of any myriad of VD I'd wager.

Good luck in love my friend.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Can I Buy A Consonant
« on: October 8, 2004, 04:12 PM »
I say sue that smarmy snot. 

She was paid to do a job, and do it right.  She wasn't paid to be a buffoon.  She should probably look into that line of work considering she's already mastered that art.  Spelling's certainly nothing she should aim for though, or artistry...  Her work is tacky anyway IMO.

She wasn't paid to half-ass that.  Let her finish that job, and at her own expense.

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Troopers
« on: October 8, 2004, 04:00 PM »
Hmmm...  who would I choose as my #1 want?  Hmmm, who could it be...  I just couldn't imagine...  Could it be...

THE REBEL FLEET TROOPER!?!?!?!
Yes, yes it could...

That abysmal flop of craptacular plastic called a figure should be remade first and foremost!  VOTC Han's proof positive they can do this figure much justice.  :)

So on that note I'll do my list up here...

1) Rebel Fleet Trooper:  Hands down my most desired SA Army builder is the RFT.  The original was absolutely horrid, and the POTJ counterpart, while an improved sculpt, suffers on several levels and isn't an ideal army builder...  He's got:

-Caved In Chest sculpt...
-Pre-posed/unposeable arms
-Angle-cut knee articulation (not terrible by any means, but the ball/socket is far superior)
-Pre-posed feet that I've had NO luck reposing
-A rigid vest you can't remove well (why can't weapons be that rigid though?)
-Non-removable helmet
-Terrible looking sculpted-on chinstrap
-A non-working blaster holster
-Not even a connection from the belt TO the holster sculpted there, so it's just kinda "hovering" which is terrible looking
-The Rebel's BB Gun trainer they use before they allow you to have the "big boy" pistol
-A pretty poorly sculpted helmet when you compare it to Antilles' nicely done one, with antenna.

With a new SA RFT, we'd see lots and lots of articulation of course, they could reuse Antilles helmet and blaster easily enough, and if the vest were pliable enough it'd remove easily for those who want some variety in their ranks.

For me, this figure's a must.  But you already knew that.

2) SA Scout Trooper:  This figure's begging to be redone...  If Hasbro were to SA the scout, and if they went that EXTRA mile with a ball/socket hip ala VOTC Luke, then you'd have one incredible figure.  If I were to have my way, the visor would actually flip up (it'd be sturdy and stay down though as well) for a little EU-ish feature.

Give us this Scout!  I'd be all about the packed in sniper rifle (IG-88's) as well.  Why not?

3) Sandtrooper:  VOTC Stormie with a slight reworking of the back piece for a backpack.  Include the pack, and make a removable pauldron.  Make variations of said removable pauldron...  Include a pistol and if I had my way 2 or 3 variations of Sandtrooper rifles seen in the movie. 

Voila, instant classic.

4) SA Endor Rebel Soldier  Give me a POTF2 styled outfit, completely resculpted to be SA.  Re-use the now common removable helmet from the Saga Endor Soldier, and again its an instant classic.  If they redid the Saga figure's lower legs to be SA and neutrally sculpted, I'd be happy with that "new" figure as well at some point.  For now though I'd like the POTF2 style outfit redone SA style.  Include a bandoleir of grenades, or a cloth pouch for the Endor Bunker Bombs, and of course a backpack and rifle (rigid plastic!).  Ethnicity/head variants welcome too.

5) Re-release the Darktrooper, or resculpt him with articulation:  If they did a deluxe Darktrooper with removable armor to reveal a SA Stormie in his unitard thing underneath, that'd rock, but it'd be unlikely at best.  Something like the old cobra "SNAKE" Battlearmor idea.  :)  I'd dig it!  I bet you would too.

(How could you hate the Darktrooper Lando?  That thing's, hands down, one of the best EU designs ever!)

6) SA Hoth Footsoldier:  I'd even take an ultra one with a head variant later that has the tri-pod cannon the rebs use in the trenches or the large hand-held cannon they use in the trenches and in echo base to fight the wampas. 

SA him though, do a removable helmet similar to the 12" Hoth figure helmets, a cloth scarf piece attached to the helmet would simply kick ass, a rigid rifle, a blaster sidearm with working holster...  This figure would rock, and can you think of a rebel with a better outfit to hide the articulation points even? 

7) Hoth Rebel Officers:  Major Derlin, here we go!  Whip up Derlin with some good (or SA) articulation and a removable brain bucket.  Give him a blaster pistol with working holster and you're set. 

8 ) SA Imperial Officer:  No, a real one...  Do up a generic officer in a grey tunic.  Then release him in white with black trousers and black hat, then in black...  If you're real creative, do removable kepi hats and slight variations in their rank plaques.  The first officer though, hands down, should be Jeremy Bulloch as the cowardly officer on Cloud City.  This body could also be used to do a Veers with removable armor variant or ultra figure...  Pack in a holo Vader, range-finder from the AT-AT or something, and you're set.

9) SA AT-ST Pilot/Imperial Army Regular:  Do a SA Imperial Army Soldier with a blaster rifle, helmet, chest armor, removalbe goggles, and a belt with working holster for a pistol would be keen.  Again, as with all open-face figures, I think head variants would be cool as all get out.

10) SA Imperial "Snow" Stormtrooper:  Cloth skirt and facemask are a must, a working holster's second.  Beyond that, SA this guy to death...  If they wanted, pack him in with a NEW sculpt of an actual folding tri-pod laser cannon (done to-scale) and I'd buy it in droves.  I'd buy the single figure in droves too.

11) SA Dresellian Commando:  Even if they reused the Endor soldier's legs and just did a new upper body, I'd be content.  Cloth cape, and a removable eyepatch would be neat if you wanted to upgrade your Oorimaarko figure.

12) Rebel Fleet Officer:  A brown tuniced/trousered trooper with the brimmed hat.  There's actually 2 types of uniform like this, one's more tailored and denotes a higher rank, so I'd take either or really, but the lower ranking one's more common and seen on Home One as well as Yavin.  I'd love this figure just "because".

13) SA Rebel Honor Guard:  Gimme a nicely done Honor Guard with visor-down variation RFT helmet, blaster with holster (removable possibly, like the CCP Commlink?), and a small hand-blaster for the holster and a pike. 

14) Ultra Yavin Lookout RFT:  Repack the RFT figure with a head variant, a scanner pistol, a guard's pike, and a "some assembly required" guard tower as seen on Yavin.

15) SA Death Star Trooper:  Working holster, removable helmet (with working chinstrap instead of the headphone gear stuff), and a set of binders that peg onto his belt ala the POTJ Bespin Guard.

16) Grand Moff Tarkin:  Not an army builder if you have the generic officer in abundance, but nonetheless I want this trooper redone!

17) Imperial Crewman/Technician:  Do a new one...  Even if you wanna cheap out on it, just use the Saga TIE Piloe pack-in's articulated legs on the POTJ Imp Officer's body.  Some new arms, and new heads with removable hats would be neat.  Variants with grey and black hats and head variations would be neat too.  Chair and console from the Executor's Bridge could be cool.

18 ) A-Wing and B-Wing Pilots:  Humans, well articulated if not SA.  Removable helmets of course.  There's still no decent human version of either one.  A ROTJ Y-Winger could be very cool as well if they'd rework "Arvel" from the 3-pack some with a new head perhaps and maybe new limbs.

19) Hoth Rebel Tech:  SA or just well articulated (knee and some arm articulation at least) would be great...  Removable flop-ear hat, etc...  Make an ultra with a head variant and a new vehicle Maintenance Energizer, and you've got another winner right there.

20) Yavin/Endor Rebel Tech:  Same as above but with a removable helmet (sans neck protection extension), some tools...  Make one with a troop/cargo sled or again with the VME and you're set for a nice Ultra set as well.

21) Yavin Warroom Comm. Officer:  Variant of the Tech...  sculpt a new body, a new head for the guy that did the communications, and give him a headset with the command tool on his belt.  Or make him ultra and pack-in the big ass map of the Death Star's trajectory.

22)  Torryn Far (Ion Cannon Commander):  Be nice to have a generic Rebel Female mixed into the officer's.  SA or just nicely articulated, with a console and chair would be nice.

23) Ultra Hoth Rebel Scout with Taun-Taun:  I'd take one...  Reuse the SA Hoth soldier for the most part...  Maybe make new legs with better articulated hips for riding his steed.


And all of this isn't even TOUCHING the Prequal figures I'd love to see redone.  SA Naboo soldiers and guards, SA Panaka, SA Naboo Pilots with cloth coats, better plastic/articulated Battledroids (brown, red, and EU green), SBD's, Spider Droids, Destroyer Droids, Clones, ARC Troopers, Scuba-Troopers, Clone Wars Republic Ground Crew, Republic "Troops" from EU/Faytonni's outfit, SA Jedi army builders, IG Lancer droids, etc., etc...

And then there's EU for the classic trilogy...  Rebel Tankers of all types, Rebel and Imperial Artillery personnel, Rebel Biker Scouts/Fleet Scouts, Rebel "Infiltrator" Commandoes, Aquatic Assault Stormtroopers (Scuba Trooper sounds dumb), Aquatic Assault Rebels (why not?), Rebel and Imperial field medics, Rebel field Salvage droids (Deluxe/Ultra for sure), Imperial Railgunners/Heavy Weapons Specialists, Imperial AT-AA pilots, Imperial AT-PT pilots, Imperial Wheeled Troop Transport Pilots, Imperial Barge Pilots, Rebel Hovertransport Pilots, Rebel "Heavy" Troopers, Rebel Swoop Assault Troops, etc., etc., etc...

EU's just a pipedream, but it'd rock to see the film figures done SA style at least.  Especially if every army builder eventually saw this kind of treatment that the Clone and Stormie have seen. 

***drool***

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Yup, Thanks Scott...  I couldn't find them when I wanted.  Hopefully I'll find them there at some point.  I'm at the stage where I'd just as soon order from Amazon than look for these at stores and risk them NOT being as abundant as ANH wave was/is.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Can I Buy A Consonant
« on: October 8, 2004, 12:47 AM »
Could've acted as a good draw to get people into the Library though when you think about it.

"See how dumb you could be?  Come inside and make sure this never happens to you"

Just be sure not to disclose her payment or you'll have every moron in the world thinking they can be that way too and make good money.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: October 7, 2004, 06:29 PM »
Leslie Boob ...  I mean Bibb... 
Never heard of her, but I see she's into sheer things.

BTW, where's Pee Wee Herman right now? 

I see she's wearing the giant Underpants from the playhouse.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Can I Buy A Consonant
« on: October 7, 2004, 06:28 PM »
jjks sums things up well, but yeah...  There's a lotta humor to that.

Reminds me of the woman I saw on Wife-swap last night...  Good God...  Get over yourself and admit you're an idiot already, ya know?

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