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Star Wars Dioramas and Displays / Re: Modular Death Star
« on: February 24, 2004, 08:59 AM »
I'd like to second the congratulations on the review.  Well deserved.  You made a playset Hasbro seems incapable of doing, and made it with fun playable features to boot.  Can't beat that kind of customizing Muftak.

Glad you got recognized for it beyond forums and things in a publication.  It's much deserved.

Cool!  I'll get my British Paratrooper in ASAP.  :)

Wait, not THOSE Coalition troopers?  Oh...  :(  Sorry.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: KBZ jokes on GNT at scum
« on: February 24, 2004, 01:23 AM »
CorranHorn (Jason) Just brought it to my attention too, about that thread I'd mentioned earlier about "Edit Etiquette".

The guy who was "fighting" with me in t hat thread (Dutch Cattle) decided to quote me in his signature.  He didn't really even make much sense of his use of my words.  It isn't insulting to me that I can tell, as I think the quote was funny personally, but he did it to spite me nonetheless because he simply doesn't like me.

Now, no mods are stepping up to my defense on that signature...  Not that I mind even.  I don't care.  It's not a big deal...  But Jason made a good point that if GNT is gonna cry about being quoted then why aren't I being defended from "attack" by such idiots over there?  

It's obvious that it's deemed not important enough by the mods to bother with (against the rules or not) and that's fine since it doesn't bother me, but it just reinforces the point that GNT really was just CRYING to KBZ when he made him remove his signature quoting ole Greg over there.

That's so silly and juvenile...  I'm dealing with it, and so could GNT.  I'll be damned if I'd go crying to some schmuck who decided to quote me in his sig, and give them the satisfaction of knowing they actually WERE bothersome to me.  

Other Toy Lines / Re: Dream Toylines
« on: February 24, 2004, 12:04 AM »
Van Helsing toys are in my local Toys R Us already...

I dunno if anyone else has noticed that or not.  Not very cool looking though IMO.  :(  I was disappointed.

They really should add a list of the 12 "Vintage" OTC figures repackaged on the regular OTC line's cards for $5 each.

Till they do that, they're going to be making a huge mistake IMO.

I was hoping Bar2-D2 would have this actually.

A sliding compartment lid on his dome, and a compartment that could fit a Sabre hilt (preferably one that includes a removable blade) would have been kick-butt on this figure, and made old Bar2-D2 a perfect figure for ROTJ.  Wouldn't have been overly difficult either, just a small detail that would've set this figure apart from other R2's I think.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Fan Choice #6
« on: February 23, 2004, 11:57 PM »
I voted...  May as well, ya know?  I voted for Motti.

I'm not wild about this FC Poll though...  It's very disappointing that Hasbro would waste a FC vote on repacking figures.  Figures that each one can be had for a relatively decent price already if you LOOK for them.

To me, this is a waste, and Hasbro should decide this crap themselves, for better or for worse, based on what the fans are crying out for every damn day in all these various forums.

The Fan's Choice Polls should only be reserved for obscure characters that the fans get to pick through, and Hasbro makes one and considers making the others based on their #'s they generate.  It's been working so far, so why screw with it, ya know?

It's disappointing to see this "wasted" on repacks I guess.  I mean, it's not like they're doing us too much of a favor really.  At least I don't view it that way, but I also have every figure on the list.

I simply voted for Motti because it gives some Imp. Officer diversity...  He's the only one on the list that I think still is "rare" too.  Even I saw tons of R2 Holo Leia at TRU at a point, and Pittsburgh got shafted on the clearances that included that figure.

A list of odd-ball background characters would've definitely been up my alley though.  Shame we'll have to wait another year + for that though, unless Hasbro opts to just do this again which, to me, is simply rendering the idea of a Fan's Choice Poll moot then.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: KBZ jokes on GNT at scum
« on: February 23, 2004, 11:53 AM »
Yeah, I recall his pics being what drug him here and made him finally say something.  It was amusing unto itself to see him come out of the shadows to speak only to say "Stop it or I'll sue you".

Here's a funny post over at Scum from a guy that works with me over at FFURG doing chat moderator stuff...;f=15;t=000676

Justin (Jediraven) is generally in a sullen mood, kind of how Brad would pee on everyone's thread, but I think Justin's generally this angry.  :)  Gotta love the guy sometimes just because he's so blunt.

"Thanks, God!" pretty much made me laugh out loud when I read it.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: McQuarrie Stormtrooper Saber Up
« on: February 23, 2004, 10:20 AM »
I wanted 2 or 3 of him, and ya know what, never saw him or the Emperor figure once.  :(  These figures were the only ones I needed from the end of 2003.  This is disappointing that they were tough to find...  Especially considering one's a FC figure.  They're hosing us on availability of those poll winners methinks.  

Other Collectibles / Re: Master Replicas AT-AT
« on: February 23, 2004, 09:26 AM »
For anyone who DOES decide to get this, and who perhaps owns a digital camera, I'd personally be appreciative of some photographic details done of it...  

If I had money to burn I'd buy this in a heartbeat.  To me, this is a major vehicle for the trilogy.  It's easily my favorite.  I'm just so disappointed by the price.

It's nice, but I've had cars for far less that were good, solid, well running cars.  I mean, that's insane.

The size doesn't look too big though guys.  I don't think so anyway.  I can tell that it's done to-scale with the main studio prop as well.  I think that's the reason for the size of it.  It truly is a prop replica.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: KBZ jokes on GNT at scum
« on: February 23, 2004, 01:30 AM »
He's gonna hate you as much as Scott in another two or three posts. :)

Let him though.  He needs to accept that his behavior's gonna breed contempt from many.  That's the one thing I disagree with when posts critcizing him are canned.  He's not LEARNING anything from those posts, just simply closing them and playing it off like it never happened.

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!  :)

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.

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).

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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