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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: iPod-racing
« on: July 31, 2004, 12:07 AM »
I, unlike my esteemed colleague Virex, pulled the trigger on a 20GB iPod at Best Buy tonight.

I almost bought a 15GB version at Target for $250, but decided in the end that the extra 4hrs of battery life, the extra 5GB of space, and the $35-value free gift pack from Best Buy easily made up for the $50 price difference, so I grabbed a 20GB iPod for $300 tonight.

It's charging as we speak, and I'm off to download some music so I can cram my iPod full before I leave for Boston on Sunday.  Didn't buy any accessories yet, I'm gonna try it out first to see what I need, then when I get back, I'm gonna pick up a few other things to go with it (case, battery pack, etc).

Look for a full review of how my iPod worked out when I get back from Boston... after all, I wouldn't write a review for flip-flops if I hadn't broken them in first, right?  Same thing here  :P

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Junk food regionality
« on: July 30, 2004, 05:44 PM »


What about Aero bars?  Youse guys have dose?  

I saw those both times I went to England, but I didn't try one.  I did, however, try:



That's right.  Yorkie wrappers have cool slogans like:
It's NOT for girls.  
or
Not available in Pink.

Cool.

Jeff

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Must be the magic:

(subject to change)

I know you ordered one thing, but we're just gonna go ahead and swap out something similar, ok?   ::)

What next, shipping old PotF2 Emperors in the place of he OTC Emperor? >:(

These turds better get their act together or they are gonna go the way of the Wizards of the Coast Fan Club store...

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Time for some new flip-flops.
« on: July 30, 2004, 12:43 PM »
To tide us over until the review gets here...

I've got something that should appease the flip-flop, vintage, AND, Star Wars fan in all of us:



Anyone got a complete set of R2, 3PO, and Vader ESB Flip-Flops?

Jeff

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1. Padme Amidala (Fireside Dress)
2. Clone Trooper (neutral pose, removable helmet)
3. Ask Aak (Gran Senator)
4. Ayy Vida (Twi'lek 'Entertainer' from Outlander Club)
5. Nyrat Agira (Human 'Entertainer' from Outlander Club)
6. Shu Mai (Separtists)
7. Owen Lars w/Droid
8. Beru Whitesun w/Droid
9. Cleigg Lars w/Chair
10. Pablo-Jill (Jedi Knight) w/base

Jeff


Not too bad here... another 4/10.

When the heck are we gonna get our Lars Family 3-pack?   >:(

Jeff

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Here's my choices:

10.  Admiral Ozzel
9.  Captain Needa
8.  Major Bren Derlin
7.  Toryn Farr
6.  Cloud Car Pilot
5.  Zev Senesca with removable helmet
4.  Wes Janson with removable helmet
3.  Ice-Cream Maker Guy!  (great OCB, now you’ve got me wanting one too)  :D
2.  NEW Princess Leia in Bespin Gown
1.  NEW un-buff Dagobah Luke Skywalker w/cloth Yoda bag and crates.  It’d be nice if he came with a swamp base/stand that allows him to do hand-stands!


Jeff

Hmmm... 4/10 not too shabby!  Actually, it looks like Hasbro read my list because I specifically asked for Handstanding Luke!   :P

Jeff

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Feedback / Re: jokabofe's feedback
« on: July 30, 2004, 11:53 AM »
My second deal with Dave is underway...

He sent payment out to me super-fast and super-smooth.

I would not hesitate to strike up another deal with him... and neither should you!

:)

Jeff

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: College Football 2004-2005
« on: July 30, 2004, 11:48 AM »
From the Pre-Season Rankings:
23.   Minnesota   10-3   187   17

 :o

Haven't seen that in a while!

Jeff

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I'm a tad bit nervous about my Wave 1 case from SWS.com...I'm thinking its the one with Luke since other etailers are also shipping that case, but with those bastards it may actually wind up being the Wave 1.5 sans Luke.

Anyone want to place a bet?

 :-X

Uh-oh.

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: StarWarsShop.com
« on: July 29, 2004, 10:03 PM »
Un-****ing Believable.

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Legolas = Bond?
« on: July 29, 2004, 05:22 PM »
I had heard a long while ago that Jackman was in the running, dangnabbit now my wife has something else to drool over.  That was the only reason we went and saw the LOTR movies together :P

He's the reason my wife went to see the movie "Troy" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" as well as the LotR flicks.

Hey!  If it's true, then for once my wife will actually be the one to suggest a Bond movie and I won't have to waste one of my movie picks on it!  :)

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Bond, James Bond
« on: July 29, 2004, 04:54 PM »
Have you guys hear about this?

I heard on the radio today that Brosnan is out as Bond and Orlando Bloom will be his replacement in a prequel-Era Bond movie?!?

MGM mum on Brosnan returning as Bond

Pierce Brosnan turns in his license to kill

Bloom to play Bond, young Bond


Ponderances?

Jeff

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I've decided I'm mailing them to the North Pole

You're giving them to Brent?

Why does he want them?

 :P

Jeff

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I didn't think it would get so crazy either... I figured another 90-100 figures from the OT and then the prequel figures.   :o  Boy was I wrong.

I started out in 96, buying Han and Chewie for nostalgia.  Then, I needed Vader.  Then, I needed Obi-Wan to fight Vader on my shelf.  Then, I decided to grab 3PO and R2.  Then, I decided to grab Leia and Luke too... next thing I knew I was collecting these things left and right, carded and loose, buying EVERYTHING: MicroMachines, Bend-Ems, Action Fleet, 12", etc.  I mean EVERYTHING with the SW logo on it was ending up in my house!

Eventually other stuff stared leaking into my collection too... X-Files, Xena, X-Men, Batman, etc.  If I liked a TV show/movie and there were figures, I eventually ended up with them.

Then, I had a breaking point.  I remember buying a Hyper-Armor something-or-other robot-fightin' Gambit and thinking, "What the hell am I doing?"  It was an epiphany of sorts.  I realized I had waaaaaaaay too much stuff and was spending waaaaaay too much $$ tracking all this extra stuff down, despite the fact that I no longer had any interest in it  (trying desperately not to sound like someone else here *cough* :-[).

Here I am, out of college with a crappy starter job and I'm burying myself in CC debt for figures that I no longer liked?  I think I got caught up in collecting AF lines before I thought out the ramifications like cost, storage space, and longevity... there's something about a line that ends that just kills your love for it, you know.  I also think that I ended up buying a lot of that other junk (X-Men, et al) because there were no new SW figures to buy on that toy run and I just wanted to buy something... not a good reason to collect a toy line.  :(

So, somewhere in the late 90s as I prepared for the Ep1 figures (around fall 98- early 99), I decided to focus solely on 3.75" SW figures and accessories since that's what I had as a kid.  I sold off all of my non-SW stuff and all of my non-3.75" SW stuff and have been much happier with my collection.  

Of course over time again, I have let  a few other figure lines slip into my collection here and there, like the Playskool Galactic Hereos, my DC Pocket Heroes, or my DC Direct Green Lantern Stuff.  Don't get me wrong, it is hard sometimes to pass up some of those awesome lines like Marvel Legends or MotU, but I know that I'll just eventually get tired of them too, just easier to skip it in the first place.  Much easier to collect a toy line you are passionate about then one you like just because it "looks cool".

Reading through that Collector Challenge sticky Thread, I don't know how some of you guys can do it!  I have enough trouble keeping up financially with SW, no room for more.  :(

Jeff

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As for Wave 4, you screwed the pooch on that one too.  Wave 4 should've just been 8x Stormtrooper.  Duh!

Nah, wave 4 is for the Targets, TRUs, and Wal-Marts to get what they want... gotta keep them happy too.

If I were in charge over at Hasbro, I'd crank out a sweet 4-pack of vOTC Stormtroopers which I'd release at Holiday time (November) as an on-line exclusive:  4x vOTC Stormie for $30 in a nice white mailer box.

 :-*

Jeff

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