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Saga '02-'04 / Re: TRU Naboo 4 Pack
« on: May 1, 2004, 12:09 AM »
To me, this set doesn't sound too bad, and considering the lack of Naboo junk for some time it's sort of welcome.

I mean, a Tarpals with Kaadu's always been a "base" custom people have done...  Simple legswap and some painting, so why not just pick one up from Hasbro if you can, ya know?  Sounds like a plan to me.

The Royal Guard I'm disinterested in, if only because the figure itself sorta sucks to me.  It's pre-posed, awkwardly sculpted...  I had little interest in it, and really the only good coming of it is if you DON'T have the figure and they don't change it.  If they do then people will still want the original really bad too.

The Gungan Soldier's cool...  Why not, ya know?  I have a few POTJ ones in a neat line fighting some BD's marching into combat...  Looks good, and I won't complain about adding another to the ranks.  I agree that if it's the Faamba pack-in that would rock.  I would like a little diversity and the figure's were near equal in quality anyway.

The BD is cool too...  I'd like it to be capable of standing without wilting over time though, like so many of them do.  

Any extra accessories coming?  Hmmm...  Maybe the shoulder bag, and bi-ocular thing for the scout that were due out in the 2nd wave of Accessory sets will be packed in?  One can wish.

The only complaint I can come up with on this idea is that Naboo was dull overall.   :-\  Not exactly a winning moment in the saga, so a 4-pack loses some steps with me there, still this is a far better set than the last 2 at least, or 3 possibly even.

Conventions / Re: Pittsburgh Comic Con
« on: April 30, 2004, 02:14 PM »
Not that any of you give a rat's ass but Pittsburgh Comic-Con and their International Toy & Collectibles show is this weekend!  Yay!!!!!

Unfortunately I have finals next week so my time at the con(s) is going to be limited, as is my time with my local collecting group, but I'll manage I guess.  :(

It's always a big show, lots to do, and if you're a Dawn of the Dead fan it's a must attend since the original DotD was filmed right there where the Con is!


So, if anyone's attending lemme know, though it appears nobody from here is *sigh*   ;)

Oh, and Jasmine St. Clair's gonna be there...  She's been, uh, rather "used" in her time.  

Newbies / Re: fairly new here
« on: April 30, 2004, 02:11 PM »
Oh Newman...  *sigh*

*Smacks him on the knuckles with a ruler*

Now behave...  Or something.  :)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Pics to Names!
« on: April 29, 2004, 03:38 PM »
Either Matt's as lazy as I generally am and doesn't wanna shave, or he's attempting to become a mountain man.  

When you get that thing kicking Moses style, we want new images from hooters.

Of course, you could surprise us all and go with the Abe Lincoln/Amish thing too.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Scum's New Look
« on: April 29, 2004, 03:35 PM »
I visited now, and thankfully they did away with the scrolling...

Now I just despise the color scheme, and I'm somewhat peeved at the purging of the member #'s.  Not that it's a HUGE deal by any means, but it's insulting to do away with members who just aren't active and bump people up who AREN'T people who "were there" in the olden CSW days.

I was #1214 I think, and now i'm like in the 600's...  There's something wrong with taking the place of someone who WAS there before me, should he/she decide to return.  Then again, it may have been a necessity to clear out things there so benefit of the doubt and all.  Nonetheless, there's members there didn't deserve bumping up ahead of guys like Dax, Burn, etc...  Maybe just nostalgia on my part, and remembering when the site was a lot more fun because of the people who MADE things fun.

Just my three fiddy...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: hyperspace is now the fan club
« on: April 29, 2004, 02:27 AM »
Eh, I dunno what to say personally.

I get Insider anyway because I genuinely like parts of it...  They've had decent "news" lately about collecting too, and some decent articles for the nerds that nitpick everything in a scene like myself.

I dont' have Hyperspace though, nor have wanted it as I think it sucks the sweat from a deadman that we should have to pay ANYTHING to Lucasfilm to view their website(s), considering the vast fortune they (they being Lucas) control and the very minimal ammount of $ that could possibly be bringing in for them.  Maybe I'm just underestimating it though?

Or maybe this whole thing is a tactic to force people to buy into it since I think the Fan Club DOES have a strong subscription base, and HS doesn't?  I dunno.

HS hasn't shown me anything to jump in and get it no matter what it's cost, so I'm a bit miffed that if I wanna get what I actually enjoy I now have to do so at an inflated price it would seem, and am forced to buy something I could give two ***** about.

Lucas has done one thing well since he stopped making good films.  He's learned how to piss HUGE masses of people off at once.  A skill I've not quite mastered.  I usually can only piss off 3 or 4 at a time.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Scum's New Look
« on: April 29, 2004, 02:22 AM »
I hopped in there before bed hoping they'd at least fixed the side-scroll that a lot of us are experiencing...  The end of every topic's cut off for me still and I have to scroll to see the thread in its entirety (like someone posted a damn large pic, but in EVERY thread)...

That's not fixed then, so now I wonder if they're going to bother or if this is how they want it?  I'm done there if that's the case.  I'm not pissing with scrolling in every topic I read for every reply I read.  Might fit some screens but not mine so F it.

Things are slow there too...  I think it's turning a LOT of the people that do participate away right now.

It's at least loading fast now...  Still, I wonder if the fixes are done, and this is it, or what?

That's a good start JK,

The helmet's gonna be a tough one to paint, as I don't think there's any site with his emblems downloadable/printable.  :(  Too bad...  I'd swap out some of the emblems on Erik Scroeder's sheet in a heartbeat for a VARIETY of emblems instead.  Oh well...  Maybe that's needing to be updated?  

Anyone?  Buehler?  Buehler?

My only suggestion is that the Fleet Trooper's head SUCKS.  I despise it, but only cuz of how it looks.

Why not go with as "similar" a head to the guy that plays Red Leader as possible?  There's a lot of heads out there to pick from...  It's a thought.

BTW, if anyone wants the larger pilots to fit in their X-Wing, there's a plastic stopper keeping the larger pilots from fitting.  It's easily removed with a Dremel tool though...  If smeone wants to open the Fuselage up and cut it away at least.

Star Wars Action Figures / Re: oldy but goodies 12" customs
« on: April 28, 2004, 11:31 PM »
Hey Hasek (you're from out east in PA, correct?  May have seen you at the Summer Social if you were here last year),

It's nice to see another customizer hop aboard to breath some life into the forums (this section).  We are happy to have someone show off their work.

I can't say I'm into 12" stuff myself so I'm not as good at critiquing it for sure.  Your figures look great to me though...  Especially Aylya Secura, which looks spot-on to me.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Scum's New Look
« on: April 28, 2004, 06:49 PM »
I'm getting the same message you are right now Bill.

I can safely say that if some of the MAJOR things aren't worked out (the horozontal scrolling, page load time, etc.) then I'm dumping Scum from my visitation list all together.  The conversation has been on the downward slope since Saga started really...  I rather enjoyed their previous look better, so I'm torn.  The graphics I can stomach, and smilies aren't important to me anyway, but the load time and side-scroll are obnoxious to me.  

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Scum's New Look
« on: April 28, 2004, 02:47 PM »
Color me unimpressed personally...

-First the look is horrific.  I felt like I was looking at an atomic bomb detonation.  Very hurtful to the eyes, difficult to read, etc...

-Doesn't fit my screen totally so I now have a horozontal scroll bar that I didn't have before.

-The whole PM thing is frustrating to say the least, as some of us might have been SAVING PM's in our sent box for a specific reason and weren't alerted to this.  

-Did I mention it looks pretty terrible?  

-It's horrifically slow.  I have a great cable connection, and it's literally taking minutes to open pages for me.  This should change I'd hope, but if it doesn't I can safely say my time there will be finished...  I think others will agree with that.

The only thing I can say is that they can change it likely, and they probably will before it's all said and done, but the colors I doubt they bther changing at all.  And those are the biggest eyesore....  

I was expecting something really special actually, but color me unimpressed.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Military Draft?
« on: April 27, 2004, 12:09 AM »
Yes, it is, and I asked you guys to play nice...  Snide remarks about where someone lives are snide remarks nonetheless...  

This is teetering on being closed, and I'm going to be discussing some things behind the scenes with the bossman and others as to how we'll deal with these topics overall.

Keep it civil either way because I don't want to see this getting out of hand and creating unnecessary anymosity between our members.

I'm a Democrat with lots of Republican Friends...  I have common sense enough NOT to talk about this stuff with them if I want them to BE my friends and for us to respect each other.  I'm thinking this should be the way as well because nothing good comes from this discussion on either side of a debate.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Chuckle for the day
« on: April 24, 2004, 09:39 PM »
There's something in the glovebox with teethmarks, but it's not a pencil...  

Dear God!  Shoulda cleaned that out when I got it I guess...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Chuckle for the day
« on: April 24, 2004, 02:15 PM »
I can neither confirm nor deny it...

All I can say is I found a casette in the tapedeck mumbling something about, "my mission, should I choose to accept it, blah blah blah"...

I could see him...  his whispy hair blowing in the wind with the top down...  Being snotty.

Actually, some little girl owned the car, and literally didn't drive it for the last 7 years of its life (till I got it of course).  How about that huh?  $3400 for a car with only 58k on the odometer...  

Her newlywed husband wanted to sell it because it was deadweight to them...  They were buying a house and starting their life...  That kinda crap.

It was the mother's car first though,a nd in her name, but the mother's actually more the rich snot...  She didn't LIKE the car (or so I was told by the in-laws who had the car in their yard), and wanted something bigger, so she MADE her Husband buy her an SUV...  They gave the Le Baron to the daughter, the daughter then got a brand new jeep for her 18th Birthday or something, and the Le Baron went into storage in a garage for 7 years till I got it.

Ya know, I got a car from my parents I had to pay 50% of, pay all recurring expenses on, and it was a freakin' 1986 Plymouth Caravelle I didn't get to pick out that had been wrecked twice, had no A/C, bench seats, power NOTHING, and just sucked...

This girl was given two new cars in a short period of time for free....  

I guess I built character though, right? :)

And their spending got me a cheap car...  Can't complain.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: It's A BOY!
« on: April 24, 2004, 02:07 PM »

A tiny version of Scott exists?  Interesting concept.

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