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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: KBZ jokes on GNT at scum
« on: February 22, 2004, 10:53 PM »
Yeah, you did Dean...  A couple did actually, including myself, Josh, GNT, you, Vator...  

A TON of others turned it into a series of "Who cares?" posts and "I'll second that", "I'll third that", etc...

Now, some of the people who posted weren't BAD posters in general over there by any stretch.  KBZ was one who said that I believe, and KBZ generally is a productive person.  I think Dressel maybe said "Who cares" or something like that and he tends to not post wastefully.

Sadly though, some of the participants were people who DON'T participate, and I think posting "who cares" is silly because obviously Durge did, and obviously so did a few others.  It was a valid topic.

My remarks were, mostly, aimed at those who habitually post uselessly.  IE: Kids, idiots, etc...  The point struck a nerve with one particular 14 year old over there, and subsequently got him on me to the point Josh had to step in (This is all for the people oblivious to what I'm talking about).

And I see Josh closed the topic down actually now...

I don't want this to go off-topic, I just saw Josh participating here and wanted to make sure he knew I was sorry.

The topic was even one GNT posted in responsibly actually!  :)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: KBZ jokes on GNT at scum
« on: February 22, 2004, 09:03 PM »
I agree, and I actually had no problem with GNT up till he started to annoy even myself with thread locking, thread moving, etc...  That's been just within the last few months really that I've "had my fill", so to speak.

Things won't get too out of hand here, but there are two keys here that I see.

1) "He brings it on himself".  That he does...  I was willing to let him prove himself, and sadly he did, but he proved that he wasn't going to shy away from his past too much.  Even if he were a 50/50 mod over with you guys Josh, I'd be more forgiving personally.  Sadly, he's a below 50/50 mod at best I think.  To most of us who DO frequent over there, that's disconcerting that he's still a mod at all.

2) His actual level of power there allows any criticism to be curbed immediately.  Criticism he deserves, and MAYBE could learn from as someone in authority, but criticism he chooses to simply cease because he doesn't like to be crossed.

That's pretty BS to me...  I think that's why people are venting here and not much is being said otherwise.  I mean, even some of your staff see the same issue we do, so there's a problem I think.

And on a side note regarding Scum, Josh, and myself:   I apologize for you having to step in on that thread about Editing over there Josh, but I think my words ring true there.  I think you agree with me even.  Hell, GNT agreed with me on the topic too I believe...  His point was pretty valid too.  That topic went off-topic from the start though, sadly, when nobody would answer Durge seriously, but just sarcastically with one-line posts and a  ::) graemlin.  Typical.

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Middle Earth / Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
« on: February 22, 2004, 05:15 PM »
Shouldn't a Mt. Doom 3-pack have Sam and Frodo in their shirts only instead of the jackets and things?

:(

The multi-packs seem like really good ways to move lots of figures though.  They tend not to sit at my local stores either (Only TRU ever has them, and only a couple at a time).

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: KBZ jokes on GNT at scum
« on: February 22, 2004, 05:13 PM »
I'm surprised he isn't passing that off as the next hot collectible, or maybe a new E3 character.  :)

Maybe it's a set piece from a film studio he raided even?  Perhaps a Tumbleweed even?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: KBZ jokes on GNT at scum
« on: February 22, 2004, 05:24 AM »
Greg(g) Wrote:

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Ok ok you've all had your fun.  

All I can do is roll my eyes like so...  since someone actually read something I posted and decided to make a thread about it  Woohoo!  

But seriously was there a need to actually start a thread on what was said? Surely you can all giggle and laugh in private without resorting to starting a thread on it. I think it's best to leave it at that and move on.

Oh and for the record I don't think a ruler or even a tape measure is big enough for my large post count

Wow, what a way to close that topic...

Everyone was LAUGHING, and having fun.  They were taking something he said, and the way he said it, and making a joke.

Yes, everyone can laugh in private, but what the hell's the point of laughing in private if you're not gonna share it with your friends?

Someone needs to get a grip over there...  I understand Philip wanting to stand by his staff.  It's admirable, and it's loyalty that can keep friendships tight as well, but even the other mods and admin there are making fun of him here and there now.

The bigger person would've participated and laughed in the thread too.  He doesn't even acknowledge the sexual overtones when he locks it.  He simply locked it because it was, for lack of any more fitting terms, was hurting his feelings.  He was quietly stewing that the topic was even going on for a while.  

I mean, he could've LEGITIMATELY closed the topic because the discussion matter goes against the stringent rules at Scum, so why not at least lie to save some face?  Instead he just closes it like a hall monitor that just caught his feared bullies skipping class.  

How sad.

EDIT:

By the way, he even overuses the graemlins and especially the "roll eyes" one in his rebuttle, in the absolute truest GNT overexaggerated fashion.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The World's Last Great Mystery...Solved!!!
« on: February 22, 2004, 05:14 AM »
Scrolling too...  Now THAT is a nice touch.

Makes me wanna take an ad on a billboard along my commute that is simply that image.  Get the word out about "God" and all.

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Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Wanna see something cool?
« on: February 22, 2004, 04:58 AM »
That's an impressive # of clones.  It's a shame most of them are all in the same awkward poses though, and look at the SEA of officers in there.

That collection sums up the craptacular way Hasbro's handled the Clone Dilemma.  A 3-pack of the SA figure ONLY in white would do the line well.  Or an unmarked 4-pack of them as well.

To me, the posed Clones are only good as filler here and there, but they look odd all together then in large quantities.  Like cookie cutter soldiers.  Same with the original Red Clone.  

The SA one works on multiple levels though.  Really the highlight of any Clone army.  

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Star Wars Ships and Vehicles / Sith Infiltrator on Ebay
« on: February 22, 2004, 04:52 AM »
A very nice 3.75" scale Sith Infiltrator's made its way up on Ebay.

 http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3177182536&category=2474

This thing looks perfectly to-scale, and I can't see much detail that wasn't missed.  Opening cockpit, boarding ramp, etc...  This is just a nicely made ship, top to bottom.  Excellent detail work, and a great paintjob to boot.

Here's some pics from the creator's  WEBSITE RIGHT HERE :

Maul in shot for scale comparison
 

Cockpit Detail
 

Overall Ship
 

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Can an animated or drawn female be hot?
« on: February 21, 2004, 06:23 AM »
1) I don't care what anyone personally thinks is hot.  That's their business, and so long as it's not illegal or I don't have to clean up the mess, I could give a rat's ass about their personal ideas of sexual gratification.

2) EVERYONE at a Star Wars site...  Each and every one of you, me, and for damn sure everyone at Rebelscum (Some more so than others) is a geek.  If they deny it with remarks trying to make themselves out to be "above" the other members of the site, then that just solidifies their geekiness to me.  

Elitism in a hobby of nerds is the most pointless, useless, dorky attempt at self-justification ever.  Everyone should accept that 90% of the women they talk to will laugh at them for collecting.  Not necessarily turn them down mind you, but they will still laugh at them in some fashion.

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Middle Earth / Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
« on: February 21, 2004, 06:14 AM »
I nabbed a Haradirrim Archer tonight.  Man, gotta love $5 figures.

The guy is great, if not a tad difficult to pose.  Still great though.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Trandoshans
« on: February 19, 2004, 04:40 PM »
Scalpin' the Wookies and Slappin' the Hoes...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Tornado...
« on: February 19, 2004, 12:35 AM »
They can hit, I agree Vator...  I didn't say they can't hit here.  THey do.  The topography isn't "ripe" for it though I've been told.  They're less likely to hit a hilly area, and generally when they do it's in the low lying valleys I'm told.

The one that hit Mt. Washington right on its "peak" if you will was really weird though as far as a Tornadoes usual features.  That's what the weather service said at the time anyway.  They expected it to hit the rivers down below, like at downtown, if anywhere.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Tough Year For Toys
« on: February 19, 2004, 12:32 AM »
BBI actually supplied me with a buttload of cool stuff...  Lots of new figures (Looks like some Brits, Maybe Canucks, Frenchies...  Various forces).  An F18 fighter TO SCALE.  You wanna talk huge?  You wanna talk "Hasbro should be making scale ships!" then just look at this thing.

It's just a huge airplane!

The unfortunate thing was that 21st Century Toys had little to show it seems aside from their upcoming Spitfires.  I want one of those, but am PO'd at no sign of new carded figures.

21st has jerked its fan-base along that we're getting Japanese Infantry, USMC figures, modern military figures, and a mass re-release (online or otherwise) of the Battle of the Bulge US infantry and German infantry (who'd be released for the first time).

Not a damn word from them other than more planes that'll clog shelves at Wal-Mart.

When they'll wake up and see that planes don't sell well but figures do, I don't know.  They can move minimal #'s of high-ticket items, but not 30 or 40 of the same damn plane on a single WM's shelf ya know?

Oh well...  Hopefully all in good time.  We need more WW2 figures.

Oh, and Dragon had some 1:18 offerings, very few though, but some amazing 1:6 figures including a wonderful German Medic.  First German Medic figure I've ever seen.

And Army of Darkness 1:18 figures.  Keep your eyes peeled for those if you're a customizer.  Skeletal remains for your Lars Homestead burnt corpses may be a reality finally.  ;D

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Trandoshans
« on: February 19, 2004, 12:23 AM »
Scum's got a nice close-up of it on their main page right now.

Personally, he looks great to me.  The more open mouth seems cool, and lots of cool additions like the crisper looking sculpt (not that the POTF2 one was bad though) and articulation are pluses to me.

The leg straps are noticeably better sculpted...  The blaster's a lot better looking too, and more accuratley sculpted/scaled overall.  Cool stuff to me.

I'm looking forward to Dengar and the scaled one a lot, but the Ozzel figure's shaping up to be a hell of a piece of custom fodder.  Yikes!

Ozzel's uniform is just bristling with detail beyond any Impy figure to this point.  Generic enough for headswaps, and neutrally posed to boot.  Just a shave of the rank badge, and voila.

Still, Trandoshans rock.  We all know why I think.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Q & A Session with Hasbro?
« on: February 19, 2004, 12:19 AM »
You're able to write snailmail as well, or there are phone #'s, but unless you know the # of someone with clout (IE: you're buds with the old decision makers), calling's not adviseable.

Writing never has hurt though, and replies aren't out of the question.  Just make sure you're eloquent and polite.  Professionalism is key in business.  Whether you get a reply back or not's of no relevance.  

And Hasbro does read the message boards.  They always have, as it's a resource to them, so make sure you are vocal about what you like and dislike, and why you like o dislike things.  You have a voice that can be heard.  Just not a say in any final decisions, haha.

Too bad sometimes, given some of the really innovative ideas I hear around the various forums I visit like here at Jedidefender.com, Galactichunter.com, and Scum's forums.

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