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Kubricks / Re: Kubricks and Minimates
« on: February 1, 2005, 11:01 AM »
Well, I managed to score a Robin Kubrick (from the Japanese release of Bat-Series 1) on eBay for only $1.99 plus $3 shipping from Hong Kong last night.  $5 for Tim Drake is a good price, so I'm happy to add him to my growing family...

I've got:
Batman       - DC Direct Box Set
Robin (Jason Todd)   - DC Direct Box Set
Batgirl         - DC Direct Box Set
Mr. Freeze   - DC Direct Box Set
Scarecrow   - DC Direct Box Set
Azrael          - Batman Comic Series 1
Robin (Tim Drake)   - Batman Comic Series 1
Killer Croc    - Batman Animated Series 1
Man-Bat      - Batman Animated Series 1
The Joker    - Batman Movie Series 1
Catwoman   - Batman Movie Series 1
The Penguin   - Batman Movie Series 1


Pretty happy with what I have so far, but I'd still like to grab:
Spoiler         - Batman Comic Series 1 - CHASE
Harley Quinn    - Batman Animated Series 1

The rest, I don't really want/need.  Not much difference between Batgirl/Freeze/Scarecrow versions, so I'm OK with just the USA versions.  Same goes for Animated Batgirl/Freeze, don't need them because I am happy with the versions I have.  Japan Batman, Animated Batman, and Movie Batman I skipped because I've already got 1 version I like (USA version) and don't really have a desire for 4 different Batmen.  Finally, the Bat-Beyond characters and other movie figure (Selina and Penguin Warrior) I passed on because they aren'y really needed in my Bat-Universe.


Has anyone ever even seen an auction for CHASE Spoiler?  I saw one once go for about $60, but have never seen another either on yahoo or eBay...  :-\



Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How Many Of These Have YOU Seen?
« on: January 31, 2005, 09:40 PM »

I stopped counting after 80 I started realizing how much older I am than the rest of you :)

Um, the rest of us were only counting from the top 50, not the top 250...  :P

Jeff

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Episode III - Preview Figures (SPOILERS)
« on: January 31, 2005, 04:44 PM »
Alright, once and for all, what the heck is WallyWorld??!?!!?! ???

WallyWorld = the Amusement Park from "National Lampoon's Vacation" (a great movie from the 80s).

WallyWorld was the ultimate destination of the family's road trip west, although they visited many famous sites between Chicago and California en route to WallyWorld.  They end up going through a lot of crap to get there, but cling to the hope that it will all be worth it when they get there; however once they got to WallyWorld it sucked ass.

Interesting enough that same description is, to me, the epitome of Wal-Mart.  Everythime I go there, I have such great anticipation as to what I will find when I get there, but upon arriving after going through all the crap you have to go through to get to the AF aisle (smokers, crap in the aisles, too many people), I am always more frustrated leaving said store - it sucks ass.

I believe that is why so many people refer to Wal-Mart as WallyWord.  Well, that and Wal-Mart kind of sounds like WallyWorld.   :P

Jeff


edit - even though you other fellas beat me, I'm still leaving mine...

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Yeah, historically (especially in the Modern Era) the large ticket items such as the '95 Falcon, '97 AT-AT and '99 Naboo Royal Starship debuted in August/September so that they would be in stores for the back to School shopping AND more specifically the Holiday shopping.

A $80-100 toy sells MUCH better in November as opposed to June.  If Hasbro does give us a large vehicle like a Turbo Tank or AT-TE, I wouldn't expect to see it in the stores until Late Fall/Early Winter...

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How Many Of These Have YOU Seen?
« on: January 31, 2005, 03:27 PM »
Dang, I must need more hobbies, I've seen 41.

These are the ones that I haven't seen:
22. 8.6 City of God  (2002) 21,905
27. 8.5 Amélie  (2001) 55,076
31. 8.5 Sunset Blvd. (1950) 15,023
32. 8.5 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) 36,298
39. 8.4 The Pianist (2002) 27,119
40. 8.4 Paths of Glory (1957) 13,399
41. 8.4 The Third Man (1949) 17,364
49. 8.3 M (1931) 11,234
50. 8.3 Rashômon (1950) 10,703

I've been meaning to rent Eternal Sunshine, but never do for whatever reason.  I haven't seen the Pianist for the same reason Brent's never seen the ShindList.   :(

I think the rankings are pretty good (for the ones that I've seen).  I'd probably rank the SW movies a bit higher - definately ESB over Pulp Fiction, which may be a little high on the list.  I'd also rank Lawrence of Arabia much higher, it deserves to be in the top ten for sure.  

Also, I'm not too sure ALL three of the LOTR movies whould be in the top ten.  As a whole story/trilogy combined, definately, separately though some of the other movies would outrank them (Lawrence and one of the Hitchcock movies) for sure.  I'd put RotK in the top ten and leave the other 2 in the top 25 someplace.

Finally, where the heck is "Bridge on the River Kwai?"  >:(  That one should definately be in the top 50!

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Instant Karma
« on: January 31, 2005, 03:12 PM »
 :'(

Emotional stuff like this "ode to an appendix" always gets to me... ye know what I mean, it hits me right in the gut.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official 2005 Movie Thread
« on: January 31, 2005, 11:40 AM »
So, this weekend I went to see "Million Dollar Baby" because of the Oscar buzz and the fact that I like Eastwood directed movies.

This movie was fantastic.  I don't really want to say anymore because I don't want to wreck it for those that may see it.

So, all I can say is that if you are on the fence on this movie, go see it.  You probably won't regret it (as long at you can handle boxing violence).

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« on: January 31, 2005, 09:50 AM »
Last day of the month, time to ring everything up...

03-Jan-05    6x Kubrick Figures (Sesame Street S1/Animated Batman)
03-Jan-05    3x Kubrick Figures (Movie Batman)
05-Jan-05    3x Clone Wars Animated Figures (ARC, Ani, Grev)
18-Jan-05    3x Galactic Heroes 2-packs (Tatooine Wave)
21-Jan-05    1x Batman Kubrick (Azrael)
24-Jan-05    1x Post-OTC SW Basic Figures (2005-#9 Luke)
25-Jan-05    4x RotS Sneak Preview Figures (1x each)
28-Jan-05    4x RotS Sneak Preview Figures (1x each)

Star Wars: $104.83
Other:  $86.68

January 2005 Total:   $191.51 with tax/shipping

Woo.  Big month thanks to finding the Sneak Preview figures early, as well as catching up on some missing Kubricks that I "needed'.  Hopefully with all the Preview wave under my belt, Feb and March will be slow.  Just $20 for Ani's Starfighter and the occasional eBay Kubrick or two.  ;)

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Birthday Sharon and Mike!!
« on: January 30, 2005, 02:02 PM »
Happy Birthday to both of you!

Hope you two have a great day!

Jeff

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Holy Mother of ROTS!
« on: January 28, 2005, 05:26 PM »
The 2-packs definitely look intriguing.  They almost remind me of the way McFarlane presents their Sports Picks 2-packs.  Those and the Deluxe figures look interesting to me.  I'm surprised to not see any vehicles though.  Hmmm.

On the bottom of the action figure shelves, you can just barely make out the Gunship and Anakin's Starfighter (on the shelf under the 2-packs).  Not much else for vehicles initially I guess...

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: January 28, 2005, 05:04 PM »
Added to the iPod last night:


Fires of Freedom by Black 47



"My name is James Connelly.
I didn't come here to die,
but to fight for the rights of the working man
the small farmer too
Protect the prolateriat
from the bosses and their screws
So hold onto your rifles boys,
don't give up the dream
of a republic for the working class -
economic liberty."

:)


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Kubricks / Re: Kubricks and Minimates
« on: January 28, 2005, 04:37 PM »
I think I read that too...

I remember a March date for the X-Men set and a price tag around $40 I think.  I wil see if I can dig up the link I saw:

http://kubrickworld.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1072&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=xmen&start=15

Here it was at KubrickWorld.  About the middle of the page...

Jeff

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Basic Figure Leak: Already?
« on: January 28, 2005, 11:11 AM »
I called the Target store in question to see if they would hold the figures for me, but they were all gone.  :(

Sounds like it was just one case of Collection 2 figures that was mistakenly stocked along with the Sneak Preview waves (which they had plenty of).

Dang!  Missed them by that much!  Ah, well if they can leak once, maybe they'll leak again soon...

Jeff

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Gentle Giant / Re: Bust Ups!
« on: January 28, 2005, 09:53 AM »
With the black appendages its got to be well above 200 though...

You'd have an Oreo Cookiee Stormie Brigade!

Especially if you can head swap the Black Stormie head on the other bodies...

You better get cracking on ordering about 100 more 3-packs so you have them all Colman!

Jeff

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Ep3 Sneak Preview Vehicle
« on: January 28, 2005, 09:50 AM »
Has the price been mentioned at all for this ship?  I'm guessing in the $20ish range, although $15 would be nicer.


Once again, it's in the first post of this thread!  I better copy the whole thing down again for you lazy people!   :P


For those of you who like using the DPCI trick at Target:

Post-OTC/2005 Vehicle Assortment ($19.99 each)
Assortment #: 85196
DPCI#: 087-06-1246
* Use this number to help you score the Episode 3 Sneak Preview vehicle!

Now we can all keep tabs on when Target gets in Episode 3 Sneak Preview vehicles!



$19.99 according to the Target computer... not suyre about Wal-Mart, but I'd guess in the $8-20 range for them too.

Jeff

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