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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Anyone Gonna See Sponge Bob?
« on: November 20, 2004, 02:26 AM »
OK, just got back from my girlfriend's an hour ago.  It was pretty fun/funny.  Typical SpongeBob humor, and not as much adult humor as there was kid humor, but still enjoyable.

Patrick steals the show, of course.  I don't know many who don't favor him over all others.  He's very "leggy" at parts, and that got tremendous laughter.

David Hasselhoff's role is more than I imagined actually.  He's funny too, and seemed to enjoy the whole thing.  I found that in and of itself funny.

I like Plankton but he was underused IMO.

The various "citizens" also are always a highlight.  Usually great lines.

No real use of Sandy Cheeks, which was a negative in my book.  A good 3rd dimension to the Bob/Patrick duo.  THey used Squidward more than Sandy.  Bummer.

Not much music, but had they incorporated some more things like at the end, they could've definitely had the "older" crowd laughing more.


I liked it.  I don't know that I'd recommend any of you rush out to see it or NOT wait for a DVD of it.  I did like it though.

Oh, and the E3 teaser trailer was on before.  The LFL logo hit and I went ape **** (silently, but still in a giddy kid-like fashion), and my girlfriend just laughed.  She asked "Is this the trailer you keep playing at home when we're on the phone", and I just nodded.  She watched it then with interest.  She seemed to like it.   Yay!

Seeing the trailer on a big screen has me so pumped up for Star Wars.  I seriously am needing a bigscreen SW fix right now, but my TV's too small to get that feeling.   :-\

Customizing Tips and Tricks / Re: Apoxie
« on: November 20, 2004, 01:52 AM »
Never heard of Apoxie myself, but I've found anything epoxy like tends to set fast, so working time's a possible problem.

As far as Sculpey, depending on what you want to do with a custom (IE: Don't care how fragile it is) or what type you may be using, these are the factors that can vary results.  The super sculpey and primo are supposedly good.  I can't even find them.

Sculpey III though, which is all I can ever find, is more like a moderate modeling clay and a good "kids" clay.  I have very bad luck with it for anything really, but I can't find good Sculpey anywhere.  Just III.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Episode 3 Potential Figure List (SPOILERS)
« on: November 20, 2004, 01:47 AM »
MMMMMMMmmmmmmm Army builders.

Wookies and Nemodians and Clones.  OH MY!  :)

That's good news to this army builder's ears, but will the list hold up?  Time will tell, but I'm fairly pleased with everything BUT Orn Free Ta.  Not that I dislike his Saga figure, and I have no doubt he'll be unique in E3, but I don't care for seeing hundreds of him clogging pegs...  Again.

Captain Antilles?  Interesting...  Didn't know he'd be in E3, which makes his Saga figure even more "too young" looking.  Unless that's Captain Antilles Jr.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Any MSTies here?
« on: November 19, 2004, 01:49 AM »
I used to love MST, but I haven't watched it in ages. 

Before I was 21 and found the joy of going out and drinking, my 2 best friends and I would pretty routinely rent bad films at the 24 hour video place, and we'd basically make fun of them ourselves.  Easily a great night with friends...  One buddy's sister would invite her friends over, and his girlfriend would bring friends...  Made our own MST events kinda. 

Good times.

Do they make new MST's now, or just putting the old ones on DVD?  I see commercials for them, but don't see the show itself anywhere on TV.

In my town CG's are not used at lights.  That's what the walk button's for.  :)

Our crossing guard is this short, stout girl that was in a class ahead of me....  Though she was in special programs so I dunno what grade she was in ultimately, but she was right around my grade because she was in Home-Ec classes when i had to take them.

Anyway, she guards the kids at a pretty hairy intersection as there's actually 5 roads converging.  Very strange intersection, but that's Western PA traffic patterns for you.  Nothing's laid out in a fashion that is convenient.

The girl does a good job, but the woman before her was a trip.

She was "large", we shall say, and wore stretch pants EVERY day.  She had what seemed like 3 pair.  One black, one white stained, and one "flesh" colored.

Now, as you can fathom, the flesh colored were the worst of the bunch, and gave the illusion that she had absolutely NO pants on, and was an enigma of nature in not having a butt, nor any orafice(s) anywhere.  Creepy?  Indeed.  The fact she looked like curdled milk down there didn't help.

And to top it off, cars going full steam would have to SCREECH to a halt as she would step right out in front of them to stop them.  This cross isn't near the school.  it's a couple blocks away on the main drag in town, but enough kids cross here that the guard's been deemed necessary.

Like I said, new girl is good at the job, old guard was a wreck herself, much less capable of preventing one.

Newbies / Re: A New Bee
« on: November 19, 2004, 01:41 AM »
Damn...  Well, worth a shot.

Back in the closet under things with feces stains he goes come May I guess.  :)

Welcome to, and have a good one... 

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
« on: November 19, 2004, 01:38 AM »
If I hadn't gotten it for cost from Blue Harvester, I would NOT have bought one.  I like having it for completeness sake, but this and R2 are the worst of the lot IMO.  Even old Ben had more interest out of me than those two.

3PO though is a bad figure.  Just bad.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What Were You Thinking Michael Knight?
« on: November 19, 2004, 01:20 AM »
In honor of his possible feature film debut (is he in anything beyond TV and "theatre" ever?), and brought up by DeanPaul...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Anyone Gonna See Sponge Bob?
« on: November 19, 2004, 01:19 AM »
Hmmm...  Good thoughts there.

Spongebob, I find, to be a good mix of "kids and adults" kind of humor.  Kinda like Toy Story, or Monsters Inc.  I don't know that the Spongebob film will be as good as a Pixar flick, but I'm curious to see it.

Of course I'll have children with me...  I wouldn't go without renting one or two.

Customizing Tips and Tricks / Antilles/Ozzel/"Angle Cut Arms" & Fun!!!
« on: November 19, 2004, 12:56 AM »
Yes, you too can enjoy the fun of simply re-arranging the left and right arms of your mundane human officers from Saga!  :)

OK, perhaps this only works on a few, but...

Captain Antilles, if you take his right and left arms, and simply replace them, and then swap the hands around so they're correct of course, creates Antilles with a very VERY neutral, "Straight" arm pose. 

He can still do the hands behind the back "at ease" pose, but now he can hold a blaster out like he's gonna shoot someone and it looks normal.  The choking feature's gone, but it's a much more neutral and useful set of arms.  Much more diverse in poses.

Ozzel works pretty much the exact same way, though the effect's not 100% as cool as Antilles.  It is still quite great actually.  I highly recommend trying these moves with your figures though.  Makes the Ozzel and Antilles BOTH a much better figure for army building/customizing since the arms are now not nearly as awkward looking when in front of the figure.  Much more natural, and all you need is new heads, and you've got a nice army of officers for your troops on either side of the Galactic Civil War.


Star Wars Action Figures / Re: Anyone Customize any Madines?
« on: November 19, 2004, 12:52 AM »
I'm wanting to do a Riekean at one point or another...  He's about the same build as the figures available, more or less.

Madine's uni isn't the same as Dodonna's, and visa versa, so I'm not interested in really swapping them out.

A Madine as Imperial though, since that's his history supposedly, now that's interesting.  :)  Anyone trying that?

I envision Dodona/Riekean as Rebel Fleet Officers, and Madine's an officer for Special Forces, and I separate the two as almost unique entities of the military.  Something like how the SS and Wermacht (for lack of a "good guy" reference) were separate entities with unique uniforms.


I'm gonna start a new topic for this, but check it out.  It's about Antilles' arms.  Works with Ozzel too!  May work with other figures as well.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Episode III - Preview Figures (SPOILERS)
« on: November 19, 2004, 12:44 AM »
Great stuff...

The Anakin fighter, if to-scale, could be incredible.  I was always a little disappointed in the E2 fighter that it was too "action feature" layden like all the figures, and they passed on it having working rear landing gear.

If it did it'd have been a very accurately scaled ship.  Damn that "attack mode" feature though, that wasn't anywhere in the film.   ::)

Newbies / Re: A New Bee
« on: November 19, 2004, 12:32 AM »
Uh, hi...  Anyone in particular you're looking for?  I have a used Rick McCallum available sometime after May.

Watto's Junk Yard / Anyone Gonna See Sponge Bob?
« on: November 18, 2004, 11:22 PM »
I guess I am...  Looks sorta funny.  I have a weird fascination with Sponge Bob ever since I saw a couple episodes...  I mean, the fact Pantera was playing some music for them made me laugh out loud.

I'm not a huge cartoon fan...  Never really got into adult swim and that stuff (I loved Spaceghost but I don't even see him on anymore), but Spongebob caught my attention, so I watch. 

Helps when you've got kids in your life to see the finer points of some of the kids shows.  SB being one of them.

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« on: November 18, 2004, 05:02 PM »
9 chances out of 10 the NE is always last to get anything.  I think it's all the pot
hole filled roads myself.  Truckers don't wanna come up.

The tank you speak of Famine is the 1:6 scale Stuart tank.

It's made for the 12" action figures by 21st...  I'd like one myself.

21st had a little video of it set to music on their site, and the thing is
really incredible.  Going up steep hills, turret moving.  Looked like a blast.

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