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The computers settings and the pegs haven't transitioned together.  I'm hearing about this all over the place.  The publicly shown price is the price though...  It's false advertising otherwise, and you'd have a gripe WAY beyond the service desk if they tried saying "welp, you gotta pay $5.88". 

That's a bigtime no-no, and could be argued as false advertising (or simply, lying), or "bait & switch" selling in a way. 

They just don't have their crap together though, that's all.

Middle Earth / Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
« on: November 17, 2004, 04:37 PM »
I'll try finding them Morg, but so far only one sighting in my neck of the woods unfortunately, and sold out.  I'll try though!

I've always gotten along with LJ, but I have to admit that what's being said is true.  She's a post-count/padding champion.  She always has been, and it's cost her respect from a vast majority.

I don't mind DBB as a person either...  I think LJ and DBB are probably good people.  The same can't be said for my opinion of the other monkeys in the cage, like Yoda Boi, General Windu, etc...  Those guys irk the **** out of me because their personalities are in the toilet along with their habits at the site. 

That said though, DBB and LJ tend to not represent ideals in behavior, especially from a site that bitches about post-padding like Scum does.  They hired GNT though, so the tone has been set.  What can you really say about it at this point?

Anything's fair game I guess.

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« on: November 17, 2004, 03:09 AM »
Word on the street is that the BBI Shermans have shipped and are arriving.

Good news to me, I just hope the figures are a short distance behind.

WW2's sorely missing mucho figures at this point.  BBI could be
the 1:18 salvation.  Even if they have to market enemies online
only at this point.

If they did, I'd be all over some enemy modern, enemy WW2, enemy
Nam, etc....  Any non-PC Enemy from any era actually.  It would open
up the door for some of the enemies that weren't even touchable
before the pressure to drop all German product on TRU.  Stuff like
Waffen SS, honor guards, or even specific characters like a
Rommell figure.  Be a nice compliment to 21st's Patton figures.

Middle Earth / Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
« on: November 17, 2004, 03:07 AM »
Beth, thanks for the heads up that he's NOT as bad off as he and I had predicted.

Morg, I'm gonna try finding them here...  If desperation sets in though, my bro's an opener and we may be sending a distress call your way.

I wanted a few of the army builder-esque guys myself too, and Shelob...  I'm cutting most of the LOTR stuff out though, due to $$$ just not being there for it.  Having a significant other can cost too much, and so do Star Wars things, so something had to give...  LOTR was right there.

For you LOTR fans though, you may find it interesing/sad/humorous that I have a "J.R.R. Tolkein Studies I" course next semester.  I don't know how to view that, but it sounded great...  And yes, it's just a BS filler course for my Gen Electives, but I want to take stuff I think I'm gonna like for many of those, short of a few to give my major(s) some focus.

Anyway, thought you'd enjoy that.

I'll keep hopping in here with little updates on what my bro has/doesn't have.

I know he and I are both wanting the Super Poseable Boromir, and I wanna nab the Aragorn (any resculpt that's SP really).  Should be fun tracking all this down.   /end sarcasm

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Pics to Names!
« on: November 17, 2004, 02:11 AM »
My eyes gravitated right to it...

Pink sweaters on guys are usually the last thing I look at.  I know that's not all the staff's view, but it's mine.  :)   :-X

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Pics to Names!
« on: November 17, 2004, 01:51 AM »
Hooters frown is classic, and kinda disturbing like the exagerrated features in a Missy Elliot video.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What else do you collect?
« on: November 17, 2004, 12:24 AM »
Hey Jared,

Ironic, but I was JUST unloading some NES boxes the other day...  We had HUNDREDS of games between my 2 brothers and I, and now basically we'd like to sell...

Do NES systems & games go for any decent $ at all?  We had the original with the robot even.  We really gotta unload these, but I'd hate to sell them for $.50 a game or something.  That'd really just hurt, thinking about all the $ put into them, ya know?

Middle Earth / Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
« on: November 16, 2004, 06:38 PM »
Wow, my brother finally got off his ass and sent me what he needs.  Here's his list...  Any good leads where to find it, for relatively cheap?  Or is any of it NOT shipping anymore?

-the twilight frodo, plus whoever comes in the twilight 3 pack other
than the ringwraith...gollum maybe?
-the mouth of sauron from the mordor pack
-the coronation pack, specifically the arwen and eowyn figs
-gondorian soldier
-coronation gimli
-gondorian citadel guard
-gamling the rohirrim
-isildur (prologue)
-elendil (prologue)
-gil galad (prologue)
-celeborn (not sure they ever followed through on him)
-dunlending wild man (again, not sure they followed through)
-bilbo transfixed
-birthday bilbo
-prologue bilbo
-prologue smeagol
-peter jackson as hobbit
-superposable Boromir, the original fellowship sculpt (not sure they
followed through here)
-isengard orc
-superposable fishing gollum
-gothmog (again, not sure they followed through here on captain gimpy)

Half this stuff I didn't even know about...  Gothmog for one.   ::)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Birthday Vator & JoshEEE!!
« on: November 16, 2004, 06:37 PM »
No?  :(  Sorry...  It's always embarassing when I pull out the helmet only to find I was mistaken. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Your Favorite Price is Right Game
« on: November 16, 2004, 06:35 PM »
Plinko was spiffy, and I remember actually feeling a little bit anxious and excited, even from home.  Could've been the prize girls though, I dunno.

But I liked the game with the mountain climber as well...  The song was creepy, but I remember as a young child how I would sorta be scared when the dude went over the edge.  There was an equal rush when he'd just stop at the very end.

It was cool...  And I wanted to play with the game itself with my G.I. Joes on it.  Dunno why, but it looked like a neat Cobra Mountain playset to me.

Saw it just a while ago...  Pretty interesting.  As much as I know DBB's popularity, he's not a bad person at least...  In that regard, they could've DEFINITELY made worse choices...

Jeff's, to be exact.

But, yeah, it does have to be somewhat of an insult to you KBZ, considering... 

He's got the qualities they want.  He's there 24/7 it seems, he is generally indifferent from what I've seen, and GNT seems to have set the tone for post padding being somewhat of a plus as well.

So be it...

The horsemen of the RS apocalypse are Jeff's picks though.  *shudder*

They're a kindergarten class run amock.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS carded figures
« on: November 16, 2004, 02:04 AM »
Just throwing in my dislike of the cards too.  Figures so far getting a +, and cards a - for me.  Craptacular guys!

The OTC spoiled us.  Won't be long till it's back I believe.  :)  Or at least I hope...

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS carded figures
« on: November 15, 2004, 10:41 PM »
Poseable, and a hidden feature are good.  Can't say what the leg poseability is, but the arms are looking good.  To me I'm not underwhelmed...  So far.

MILES better than Saga's initial offerings, without a doubt.

The photos are so grainy and terrible, that making out any real detail is a pain in the ass...

The astromech I'm actually happy to get, as I would buy repaints of Astromechs all year round.

Tion's been seen so I'm not excited on him.

Like others, I wish the photos were clearer.  I'd like to see Obi and Mace closer up and higher res, but to me they look half decent...  Surprisingly.  Short of them having a possible button, which seems very unlikely now, I'm content. 

I'm happy to see that, even with action features, they're waking up to the realization that articulation is a BIG aspect to the Boys Toys market, and that it can make or break a toy line.  Took them what, 26 years or so?  :)  Way to go.   :P

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