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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: .MP3 question... What Causes...?
« on: December 18, 2003, 12:31 PM »
Thanks for the tips Zed...

These are just d/l's I'm getting, and don't really know even how to make a .mp3, haha.  :)

I'm being told by friends that I have to just d/l 3 or 4 times before I get a decent copy of a file sometimes.  Oh well.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Lord of the Rings
« on: December 18, 2003, 12:29 PM »
I really did have a blast at the movie last night, and I haven't felt that pumped about a movie in ages.  It really gave me the urge to buy LOTR figures, and if the Toy Biz line were a little better, broader, and more consistent in quality (And perhaps a little cheaper) I'd be much more interested in it.

Seeing the wide variety of characters, army builders especially, just makes you wish for a better line.  I pick up one here and there that I really REALLY like, or if it's on uber clearance, but beyond that I just can't bother with a line that just doesn't do the films justice I don't believe.

Imagine if they had a wider range of characters, better sculpts, and a consistent "standard" of articulation such as that found on figures like the Berzerker Uruk Hai...  That line would clean house in the toy aisle.  It sells amazingly well as it is, but it could be so much more to the fans I think.

Oh well...  Perhaps someday, though they'll never have the push as they do now with the films and the toy industry being as it is today.

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Clone Wars '03-'05 / Am I the only one...?
« on: December 18, 2003, 12:25 PM »
Who's been taking his Super Poseable Clone Trooper and putting all kinds of different weapons in his hands and envisioning all these different "Super Articulated" figures that should be holding them?

Like I gave him the long CT Stormtroooper rifle and he just looks great...  Then I gave him Dr. Evazan's pistol (From Bo Shek) and posed him holding it with 2 hands like the production photo of a stormtrooper they used in the Visual Dictionary.

Then I put a Rebel Assault Rifle in his hands and imagined Endor Soldiers and Hoth Rebels able to hold their rifles in all the different poses I put my clone into.

He even held small blasters like Han's pretty well, and in a believeable fashion (though his fingers are a little too open for some of the gun handles.

The best was putting the proper scaled Imperial E-11 Blaster from Cloud City Escape Chewbacca into his hands, and imagining stormtroopers holding that blaster the same way.

I really can't get over the fun this figure has given me. :)  And I don't even care for the prequals as much as classic characters.  I wish every figure I had was this much fun!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Lord of the Rings
« on: December 18, 2003, 09:56 AM »
I got Spiderman 2 on mine, which was ok actually.  Relatively long, and a decent trailer.  I'm not even a Spidey fan.

I also got The Mask 2 which has some CGI baby in it.  It appears to me to be the type of film you would get a nosebleed if you thought about for more than 5 seconds.

The new Punisher trailer was also up...  Again, not something I'm into, but it was there.

beyond that I can't think of any other trailers off-hand.  There was a commercial for some robotics company working on the first C-3PO unit for humanity that will be mass-marketed.  

Everyone kind of laughed at the stupidity of the advertisement.

And that was that.

Mid-way through the film, it broke on the reel (Sound was bad throughout too), and I thought a riot was about to ensue.  Scary times when geeks lose their film mid-way, hehe.

:)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: .MP3 question... What Causes...?
« on: December 18, 2003, 03:17 AM »
Hey, I gotta ask this somehow ya know?  And I'm not worried about all that junk they might embed on these files.  I'm protected.  Ad-Aware snuffs that crap out like a mutha, as the youths may say.

And no, Mozilla will NOT be on my system so long as I have an oz. of fight left in me against IE.  I WILL make it work...  I HAVE made it work.  

Things are running dandy now.  Knock on circuit board.

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: RUMORS FOR 2004!!!!!!
« on: December 18, 2003, 03:09 AM »
If they make one, will the other be soon to follow?  Hmmm...  Then again, there's no basis for this since only the one Duros was made too, but I guess I was thinking "Dignitary" or "Ach Med Beqq" maybe.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Birthday to jokabofe!
« on: December 17, 2003, 03:43 PM »
Yeah, Happy B-Day to Dave...  A guy who can remember buying vintage figures from ANH even.   :P

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: .MP3 question... What Causes...?
« on: December 17, 2003, 03:41 PM »
Thanks for the tip Dave.

Hmmmm, I wonder if there's anything to get around this or even how it's done really?  It's all very confusing.  I'd heard of something like this but hadn't experienced it till now so I found it quite suprising.

Blah, just when I got things straightened around on my system.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: "Office Space"
« on: December 17, 2003, 09:17 AM »
Ooh man, you're missing out by not watching this one Matt...  It's definitely funny.  It matches every office situation I've ever been in, and every office situation my friends work in too.  It's sad in its own way, but very funny.  :)  I'm surprised this is one you've not seen yet.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Lord of the Rings
« on: December 17, 2003, 09:15 AM »
Got my tickets Tuesday afternoon, so I'm set...  Me and 3 of my buddies are going and one of my buddies gf's...  SHould be a fun time.

Then either Thursday or over the weekend I'm off to see it once more....  Maybe twice depending who I get to go.

Should be a rootin', tootin', arrow shootin' good time.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Lord of the Rings
« on: December 16, 2003, 06:13 PM »
Meh, my friends wouldn't go so I'm going tomorrow at the 9:30 show (they complained about that one being too late even).  They're stick in the muds.  :)

I wanted to go tonight th ough...  Just as well though, since I'm tired from X-Mas shopping yet again today.  

Can't wait for tomorrow night now though...  This is gonna be a doozey!  

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Watto's Junk Yard / .MP3 question... What Causes...?
« on: December 16, 2003, 06:11 PM »
I was curious, but some current .mp3's I have uploaded to my computer, while playing, will get this staticy/garbled noise right in the middle of them.

Like everything's fine, then bam this noise occurs...  And if I click on the scrolling bar for the file as it plays, it kicks back into playing normal, but for some reason  it seems to do this rather often, and it seems to happen right at the same point in time in the file as it plays.

Any of you have any expertise with this and can explain what that weird distortion is perhaps?  

I use Winamp to play my .mp3's now (Though I don't like it, and miss whatever it was I had before, but don't know what that was), if that helps at all?

Any advice is appreciated for what is probably a stupid question.  :)

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: RED LEADER COMING TO TOY'R Us
« on: December 16, 2003, 04:19 PM »
Yeah, which if that's the case I'll be passing on this set I believe.  Hasbro's making it really easy to give up being a completist if this is indeed the figure pack-in they're planning.  Unless it had the R5 unit and that R5 was one HELL of a figure, then I'd be thoroughly disappointed by that pilot hack job.

Luke's short...  Luke's Scronny...  His body doesn't match the rather tall and larger build of Red Leader (Hell, check out the shots of them together in the SE footage that was put into ANH).  So the body's all wrong...  And again, any pilot with a molded on helmet at this point is just wrong.  I mean, they have Porkins' helmet sculpt to use...  They have Wedge's helmet sculpt to use...  They have Cinema Scene Wedge's body sculpt to use...

Make a friggin' head for him and be civil to the people who wanted a Red leader figure.  It'd be odd that Gold Leader got a brand spankin' new figure and Red didn't since Red even had a moment of interaction with Luke outside of his ship.  

That sure looks very prototype to me though.  The coloring of it is very reminiscent of a test shot sample that hadn't been hand painted yet.  Getting such vibrant color from resin casts isn't a small task either really, and I speak from experience.  I somehow have a sinking feeling that is indeed the upcoming Red Leader figure.  :(

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: RED LEADER COMING TO TOY'R Us
« on: December 16, 2003, 04:05 PM »
I'm personally at home cursing up a storm if it is...  That's utter crap, and excuseless considering they have the mold for a removable helmet handy and would just need to make a new head.  

CHEAP
...would sum up my opinion.

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage Style Figures from Hasbro???
« on: December 15, 2003, 09:24 PM »
Am I alone in finding it Ironic that Hasbro's been so laxidasical in making competitive levels of articulation in their modern line, and yet they'd possibly even consider improving the articulation in these vintage-esque guys?

I mean, a line that for all intents and purposes won't have any following from kids would have "improved articulation" which is something kids seem to like in their toys (And me too, but some of the best selling toy lines are heavily articulated).  I just find that odd, and that's one of the things I find irritating about it.

If they have the time/resources/desire to improve figures that are 20+ years old, why aren't they improving all figures in their modern line and drawing in more attention to it through better product?  

I for one would much rather have a Hoth Rebel Soldier from Saga who could hold his rifle and be posed standing at attention or running into combat, rather than a Vintage Hoth soldier who bends at the knees and elbows...  I just find that ironic and fairly backwards thinking on Hasbro's part.

Oh well, I'm off to play with my new Super Articulated Clone some more.  He's out whipping off my vintage figures right now.

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