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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Survival Guide for Taking a Dump at Work...
« on: January 27, 2004, 06:28 PM »
Oh good god....  

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Snow!
« on: January 27, 2004, 05:28 PM »
See, I'm kinda digging the bad weather.  

People staying home, roads a mess, etc...  It's interesting.

No toy runs though, and that's what I need to be doing right now because I'm behind some.

I just hope school's not horrific on Thursday morning because I have a quiz I have to be there for, and my commute's not a simple one.  Bad weather makes it impossible at times.

The Wookiee Arcade / Re: New Jedi Academy ScreenShots
« on: January 27, 2004, 05:22 PM »
If you have the PC version, and time/energy to figure out how, you can design your own levels, characters, weapons, storyline, cutscenes...  Pretty much everything.

Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars Miniatures (RPG & Minis Battles)
« on: January 27, 2004, 03:09 PM »
I have most of them, and multiples of a lot of the military figures, but I don't have a complete set.

I actually don't know if I'll even bother getting a complete set since my main goal is tabletop gaming, and a lot of the non-military figures just wouldn't be necessary.  You can stick "heroes" in the game, but it's never been of much interest to me to do so.

I have a handful of them painted, but I stopped painting when I decided to start casting them.  I don't have a lot of them cast though because to do so requires a bit of a more complex process than casting most pieces for 3.75" Star Wars figures (due to the minis size), so I've not worked at that for quite a while now.  All in good time though.  :)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Snow!
« on: January 27, 2004, 01:04 AM »
Pittsburgh's own, Beaver Falls (Anyone remember Mr. Belvedere?) had some of the worst weather in the nation, as judged by the National Weather Service or some such I guess...  Was on the news tonight.

We got pounded iwth Snow Sunday night...  I was at a wrastlin' PPV at Hooters, and had a wonderful slip-slidin' ride home with my buddy in his big Suburban.  Monday rolled around, and I stayed home from class since I commute about an hour...  Roads were horrible.

Tomorrow into Wednesday we're expecting 3-6" of more snow and at some point more freezing rain/drizzle on top of it all.  Hopefully in time to ruin Thursday's classload.    

 :-* my (_Y_) School

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ever Get Free Cable???
« on: January 27, 2004, 01:00 AM »
I, when I was a wee lad, got showtime for free for some time...  Years actually.  And it was good...

Years later, HBO and Skinemax came in for free on our entire road...  The Cable company knew, but were lax to do anything about it because I guess it was going to cost them more to fix it than it was worth bothering with.

Then the dark times came...  Comcast came and took over.

I lost HBO and Skinemax when they ran digital fiberoptic lines out my road...  The upside is I have Highspeed internet and digital cable.  The downside is HBO and Skinemax cost a LOT to get, and I don't wanna be without them after being spoiled for so long.

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Clonetroopers!
« on: January 27, 2004, 12:56 AM »
I kinda agree with Dressel...  Neat, nifty, wow it's different...  Still, I'd just as soon seen them keep the original Clone Armor...  Don't go for this pseudo-clonestormie look.  Just dumb to me...

The Clone Wars aren't even THAT long a war, when you think about it...  What is it, a matter of like 3 years or something?

Kinda weird to have drastic evolution of the overall look of the Republic's military uniform.

Anyway, the debate at Rebelscum seems to still be raging on now...  The one camp claiming Stormtroopers are all Clones, and the other camp claiming there's no proof of that, just some implied visual similarities...  

As things progress, I more and more think we'll never be told outright that Clones = Stormtroopers and Stormtroopers = Clones.  I'd prefer they didn't too...  I like my Stormtroopers to be vehement defenders of the Empire.  Clones cheapen them.  :)  We'll see come E3 if there's somehow a weird way they actually make it known that Stormies are Clones throughout all 6 films.

Hey Hasbro! / Re: video game characters
« on: January 26, 2004, 05:14 PM »
Not to pimp my own creation too much,

But if you guys are customizing at all, and have an inkling to make some X-Wing: Alliance figures, I recently made a reference gallery that was posted over at with images of most of the main characters within that game.

There's the link to the gallery...

Here's an image of a single character from the game.  

Hope this turns out to help some customizers...

I'd love it if Hasbro considered making characters from:

TIE Fighter
X-Wing: Alliance
Force Commander
Bounty Hunter (AWESOME game)
Dark Forces
Jedi Knight
Mysteries of the Sith
Jedi Outcast
Jedi Academy (Imagine a "Build your own Jedi" Kit!?)

To me, these are all games rich with characters to make...  Many of them "army building" type characters too, who would translate fairly well into the basic Saga line I believe.  

I'd like KOTOR as well, but my only reservation on that line is the era it takes place in.  Very much out of the loop that most of the other figures are from in the modern line.  I'd still like a lot of figures from that game as well though.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: So Long Mister Rogers and Captain Kangaroo
« on: January 23, 2004, 05:07 PM »
Yeah, MisterRogers was practically required TV watching for you here, and Sesame St. was lucky to be on right afterwards. :)

Loved both as a kid, and still think Mister Rogers was the best TV for me at that age...  G.I. Joe slowly replaced him as I got older.  *sigh*

I wonder if Newforce has preorders up for the Yavin wave, and the Endor wave?

They're the only cases I'm sure I want to order because I want every figure in the case for customizing and my collection.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: How's Star Wars Selling in Your Area?
« on: January 23, 2004, 05:02 PM »
Dryer than a popcorn fart would be the best way to describe Pittsburgh.

Empty pegs, or pegs with remnant Clone Wars and Bail Organa wave figures is about all there is.

Sporatically I guess the Tatooine wave has showed up, and Hoth here and there, but I've only caught the Hoth wave once, and still need Ach Med Beq from it.

beyond that, the awesome ROTJ Luke, R1, and Bar2-D2 are non-existant here, and are figures I was looking forward to buying 2 of each of.  :(  Bummer.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Endor Wave
« on: January 23, 2004, 05:00 PM »
Count me in for at least two of this Ewok, and thanks for the scoop from Mosnab on the pics being put up.

I love the fact they included a spear with him too (A new spear at that, for some diversity).  It means he's good on the ground and in the air.  The original 101st Ewok.  :)

Would they be nicknamed "The screaming furballs"?  

Looks like a darn nice figure sculpt to boot, and I think that prototype had at least right wrist articulation additionally to the regular Ewok articulation.

I still want a 2-pack with Catapult, and a 4-pack of warriors (4 colors, 4 unique hoods, and 2 bows/arrows and 2 spears) as other Ewok "ultra" sets that I think would sell well.

As I've said before, even if they reused the Teebo sculpt for the 4-pack it would still be one of the best army builder sets ever...  I'd even be happy if they used it for the Ewoks in the 2-pack.

Then save single carded Ewoks for a Wicket resculpt, Chief Chirpa, Mother Ewok with Woklings, and perhaps a Paploo resculpt...

The rest could be ultra army building sets for massive Ewok armies.  

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: So Long Mister Rogers and Captain Kangaroo
« on: January 23, 2004, 03:30 PM »
If any of you guys are ever in Pittsburgh, make sure you let me know you're around and I'll show you the city and we'll take a drive through Mister Rogers' Neighborhood...


I know where the church he attended is, and all that stuff...  He lived in Squirrel Hill, which really is in the heart of Pittsburgh.  A nice community, and I'm sure he made it all the more great when he was alive.

Can't say I watched Cap'n Kangaroo...  Bit out of my age range (Sorry Scott), but I know my brother Sean watched it often.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: OK Who Had September 14th?
« on: January 22, 2004, 09:04 PM »
Well these two charmers are back on the chopping block huh?

I wonder what painfully obviously unwilling to "settle down", superstar, ultra famous/rich, dashingly good looking man will be the next unwitting victim of J-Lo and her desire to have a baby, and a husband she should never be dellusional enough into thinking she can "tame".

I predict more turmoil in J-Lo's future as she makes a play for the shooting (literally) star, 50 cent.  

Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars Miniatures (RPG & Minis Battles)
« on: January 22, 2004, 08:59 PM »
By the way...

If you want to know any more about the game, and who is still playing it avidly, check out this link right here:

It's an email list through Yahoo groups dedicated to the game, and with probably the most knowledgeable gamers on the net there willing to assist you with all your questions ranging from basic rules queries to compatible scale items in the modern Star Wars lines like Action Fleet vehicles and characters.

And for a series of links to websites dedicated to the game, check out this link here:

Some links are dead, some not, but it's worth checking on if you want to get involved, or just are curious what's out there to look at for SWMB.  

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