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In the shameful proud tradition of JD and Hooters...

Group #1 (Wednesday Night)

From Left to Right):

Jesse #1 [JesseJames] - red/white shirt
Jeff [Nataku] - orange/blue shirt
Jared [Tydirium] - hiding behind Jeff
Adam [BigDumbWookiee] - tan shirt
Mr. jadesfire - hiding behind BDW
Beth [jadesfire]
Matt [JediMAC] - always near the girls
Brent [Morgbug] - hoarding the yellow bag o'treats
Jamie [jjks] - now with White Hat!
Chris Berry - standing next to Jamie (YEP, that's Chris)!
Ms. JesseVader08 -sitting in front of CB
Jesse #2 [JesseVader08] - standing near his lady
Jason [HoloElvis] - the head above Jesse #2's head
and last (and least  :P), Dale [DSJ]

Then, we got this shot of Matt and his best pal Shannon (Princess):

Group #2 (Friday Night, after Smokey Joe's):

From Left to Right):

Brian [soggybottomboy] - standing
Brent [Morgbug] - with fancy Canadian mustache
Dave [jokabofe]
Jeff [Nataku]
Ed [Landothescoundrel] - making sure his gal is cool with him being soooo close to Hooter's gal #1
Hooters Gal #1
Chris Berry - one can only imagine how many ways we've warped him after this trip.  ;)
Hooter's Gal #2
Matt [JediMAC] - distracted by Hooter's gal #2
Shannon [Princess] - wearing her shirt again for Matt
Apokolips - GH dude slumming with the JD crew.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Met any other SW forum members?
« on: April 25, 2005, 01:40 PM »
We've met?

Wow, what else happened these past four days I dont remember?

Well, I was at Hooter's on Wednesday night... how many of those Guiness did you have?   :P

You'll laugh when you see the picture...


Celebration 3 Vader - In Stock

It says limit 4 on one part, and limit 2 on another part of the text.

Why the hell did I bust my ass bringing these back for people?   >:(

On one hand it's cool for those that missed it, on the other hand it sucks ass because I wasted 5 hours of my life getting my figures before they started spreading the word you could buy them later.   ::)

At least I know mine are minty-mint and I con't have to worry that they will come all mangled...


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Princess, Please read...
« on: April 25, 2005, 01:04 PM »
I believe there is a picture of Matt and myself in that shirt somewhere.... where could it be????

Ask and ye shall receive:

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Met any other SW forum members?
« on: April 25, 2005, 01:02 PM »
Time to update my list... new people in bold.   :)

OCB (Scott)
Valin Kenobi
Bob Dylan SW Fan
Chris Berry
Tennessee Daniel
jadesfire and "friend" (Husband?  :-\)
JesseVader08 and Cara (sp?)
Jesse James
Mike Sullenger
Adam Pawlus
Frank / NiubNiub
Kneel Before Zod
SirSteve Comenzo
Dan Curto
Philip Wise
Mark Hurray
Mr. Kris
Darth Broem
Darth Kenobi
Isaac Lew
Tom Derby
Oscar Didier

They are mostly in the order that I met them, I think.   :-\
And, like everyone else, I met Sooooooo many new people, please don't be offended if I for got ya.   ;)


The Vintage Collection / Re: Tonnika Sisters coming?
« on: April 25, 2005, 12:42 PM »
Hasbro also hinted to me a confirmation of this when I spoke with their team leader on Saturday. Though, during the Q & A they avoided the question entirely.

Yeah, during the QnA, they just went with "No Comment".

Buuuut, in private at the booth they sure did a LOT of hinting that the Tonnkia Twins may have something to do with the upcoming Distillery and U-Shaped bar pieces...  ;)


I think they set up the packaging so that the back side to chnage the battery can be opened.

Yes, the part that holds the battery DOES stick out through the back of the car so that you can remove the battery without damaging the product.

I think you can thank Steve Sansweet for that - it's the kind of tiny details that gets corrected for when you have an uber-collector helping you design the toy!


Revenge of the Sith / Re: What Hasbro really wants to do...
« on: April 25, 2005, 12:37 PM »
Like everything Hasbro says, you have to take it with a grain of salt.

You can take this 2 ways -

#1. This answer is more Hasbro BS.  On some of the answers (like the AT-TE and the Death Star questions) you definately got the impression that Hasbro was passing the buck - "Gee fans, we here at Hasbro would LOVE to give you a DS playset or an AT-TE, but the big bad retailers won't carry it.  Sorry, but it's not our fault, it's the retailers."  ::)


#2.  For some things (the U-shaped part of the bar and Cloud Car), you definately got the impression that they are both just sitting someplace finished, waiting for someone to pick it up and it really IS the retailers fault we don't have it yet. 

There were a LOT of hints and verbal cues that are hard to capture in writing for QnA sessions and it causes a lot of confusion.  They give you the SAME answer for a lot of things, but that same answer doesn't always mean the same thing if you get what I'm saying.


Revenge of the Sith / Re: "Evolutions" assortment...
« on: April 25, 2005, 12:29 PM »
"5 helmets for 3 different clones!" Um...what does that mean?

I believe Jeff said there were multiple helmets packed in to the figure box ala the AT-TE Gunner Figure


You can see them barely in my crappy Hasbro QnA picture:

The Ep2 Yellow Clone comes with a regular helmet and a pilot helmet.
The Ep3 Clone Commander comes with a regular helmet and the AT-TE Gunner attachment.
The Sandtrooper just comes with his helmet.

At first, Hasbro was saying that the Sandtrooper WOULD have a removable helmet, but then later in the day they were saying he WOULDN'T have one.    :-\

So, I guess really it's only 4 helmets for the 2 clones if the Sandtrooper is not slated for a removable helmet. 


Revenge of the Sith / Re: Hasbro to Offer Direct Sales?
« on: April 24, 2005, 12:36 AM »
A Hasbro Direct sales store for SW is DEFINATELY coming...

details soon.


Well that's just great news, I could've gotten it online and wouldn't have to make Vator wait in line. ::)

JediMAC, or anyone else in line, was it REALLY that long, or are we overexagerating a bit?

I waited in line for 5 hours on Thursday for Vader, Jared and a few others had a 9 hour wait.  The average wait time for the C3 Vader has been around 6 hours.   >:(

According to the RS Q&A posting the following is TRUE!!!!

The Darth Vader Celebration III figure will be available online after the show

As for on-line sales, be careful - Hasbro said they will try to do it, but it would be VERY limited quantity and there would be no guarantee on condition of the figures.  I think RS may have been reading into the comment a bit too much...  :(


Revenge of the Sith / Re: "Evolutions" assortment...
« on: April 24, 2005, 12:12 AM »
Jeff just called me, these I guess are AMAZING

Super Articulated galore! "Even Jesse James was happy"

I guess they include Super Articulated Maul, Clone Troopers, a New Sandtrooper, Anakin Episode II and III, Dooku, Emperor

Jeff was absolutely GUSHING

Indeed they are amazing...

Ball joints all over the place and 5 helmets for 3 different clones!

The Sandtrooper is a step above and beyond the vOTC Stormtrooper.

Amazing! :)



I don't usually get into the whole "food promo" area of collecting, but when one of the gals at my office offered this to me for FREE (thanks to her husband the Grocery Manager), I couldn't refuse!  :)

It's the Frito-Lay RotS/Vader display, fresh from the box!  I just got done assembling it and it is really cool.  You can kinda see the pictures from all parts of the saga (OT too!) in the back plate/sections. 

Vader stands about 6ft high, the back sections are about 8ft high.  Now I've just got to find a place for it in the SW Room!  ;)


Any updates on how exactly that stupid GG bust is getting distributed?  I'm hoping with my whole group from Seattle, I can snag my one that I want....but if it's a damn lottery again, it's anyone's guess.

I sent out a few e-mails this weekend to my contacts asking if the min-bust would be "first-come, first serve" or "raffle", but the best I was able to come up with is:

"The Star Wars Celebration III Exclusive Sandtrooper Corporal mini bust will
be available to purchase in a similar manner as our past conventions
exclusives.  The quantity sold at the show will be sold in accordance with
the convention's policies.  Currently, this involves daily allocation and
the implementation of a Fastpass system should lines demand it."

That's about as specific as GG wants to be at the moment unfortunately.  They've been burned at Cons before, so they are keeping the "How To" info on this one close to the vest until the day of is sounds like...

Guess we just make the mad dash for the GG booth at the start of each day until we get one...  :-\


Upon closer inspection, I'm not thinking the ships may be all new as well...  They seem bigger than the original MM ships.  Maybe they're even from the same molds as WM's Titanium series?  I have no idea.  Anyone know?

I heard they were molded using the larger "X-Ray" versions of MM, like these.

The X-Ray ships were a bit larger than the standard MMs were.  I don't own them to compare for ya, but that is the info I last heard from Target...


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