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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Fast Food Thread!
« on: March 25, 2005, 04:13 PM »
Officials said the fingertip was approximately 1 3-8-inches long and a half-inch piece of fingernail was also found. They believe it belongs to a woman because of the long, manicured nail.

I guess they released a picture of the "finger parts":


Revenge of the Sith / Re: 2005 Red Metallic Darth Vader @ Target
« on: March 25, 2005, 03:37 PM »
Target sure is going to a lot of effort to try to make sure the Vader is handed out 1 per person, which is at least kinda nice that not 1-2 groups can hoard them all right off the bat.

It does sound like I'll be at Target at 6:15am to be sure I'm in line in time to get a ticket...  not like I wanted to sleep in or anything anyway.  ::)


Revenge of the Sith / Re: Wal-Mart Exclusive
« on: March 25, 2005, 02:34 PM »
EDIT:  Nevermind.  You mean will the figures in the Early Bird set wind up on cards as well, I think.  Yeah, that's the big question.  I'd assume so though.

Yeah, I meant - Are the "early bird figures" the same as other figures we will get eventually, just in a goofy package this time around. 

Or is it something as simple as Wal-Mart pre-selling figures III-53 to II-56 that woon't be out at launch?  Or maybe even Wal-Mart trying to get a jump on TRU and Target by selling ALL the 56 RotS figures on April 2nd?  That'd be something if that is what they are trying to do...   :-\

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Wal-Mart Exclusive
« on: March 25, 2005, 02:00 PM »
It's going to explode even worse if I have to grab a "packaged" and loose one of these.  So I guess I need to know some more details on the figures that'll eventually be included, and whether they're really going to be exclusive to this particular set.

Yeah, are the figures carded or not?  If they are carded, are they new figures or 4-2 figures in a new package?

Until I know more about what the heck I am buying I don't know if I need 0, 1, or 2 of these things.   :(


Other Collectibles / Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
« on: March 25, 2005, 01:56 PM »
wonder when they'll be out...maybe June/July-ish?

When they first popped up at the cargo bay earlier this month, it was saying May, so I bet they'll show up in late May, but I guess it all depends on how fast the first batch of RotS figures sell out.  :-\

I like the fact that the R2 is a bit differnt, at least the "flying" action makes him unique.  Mace does look a lot like the one that came with the Reek, we'll have to see if he's the same or not.  I like the Ep3 Clone, but I kinda wish he was coming with someone else since I've already got a Chewie...


Newbies / Re: hansel1
« on: March 25, 2005, 11:31 AM »
Hiya Hans!

Welcome to!   :)

Glad to see ya stop by - Nice to see a few of the "good guys" from the TradeFed are making there way over here!


Revenge of the Sith / Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« on: March 25, 2005, 11:27 AM »
I guess I'll wait for nicer pictures before I really decide anything, but here are a few initial thoughts...

1 - Given the fact that there are NO army builders in either pack - LAME.

2 - All 10 figures appear to be resculpts?   Thanks Hasbro, I was really looking for a way to get yet another Yoda, Jango, Maul, Obi-Wan, Anakin, etc etc etc. 

Too bad there isn't an OT 5-pack so we could get Cantina Han, Mechanic Chewie, Slave Leia, PotJ Ben, and CommTech Luke again too...   ::)

3 - Repitition.  Why the heck are Anakin and Obi-Wan in BOTH packs?   >:(  It's one thing to resculpt us to death on main characters, but to have BOTH of them in both of the sets?  Super LAME.



Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Cell phone recommendations?
« on: March 24, 2005, 04:27 PM »
LOL, I should tell her that.  Does she have a point though, if I dial 911 from my house does it go the local dispatcher or does it go somewhere else??

It depends on the type of phone you have and where you are at...  most 911 systems now automatically report the telephone number and location of 911 calls made from wireline phones (it's called Enhanced 911 or E911).

Not all phones have it, but almost all the newer phones I looked yesterday seemed to be able to do it (with GPS in the phone too).

Also, you can pay a nominal fee and have "9-1-1 Only" service from some of the phone companies... I'm not sure if Qwest does this here in MN, but you could check into that if it was the only thing stopping you.


Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: Star Wars Insider
« on: March 24, 2005, 02:25 PM »
I still don't have mine...  :(

the Mailman must not be finished reading it yet.   :P

Yet another day passes and no insider for me... Hurry up and finish reading it, Mailman!   >:(

Kubricks / Series 4
« on: March 24, 2005, 09:48 AM »
Lets not turn this into a Marvel Thread, but I just got mine today, and I reckon that Series 4 is probably the best of the 4 so far. Fantastic colours and some big name figures.

Yeah, feel free to discuss the new Marvel Series, and any other Kubrick (and Minimates) lines here.

As for SW Series 4, I've got my application approved as a "reseller" and I've applied for an account with to try to pre-order at least 1 (maybe 2) Master Cases dirt cheap.   ;)


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Cell phone recommendations?
« on: March 23, 2005, 10:04 PM »
Time to drag this bad boy up from the depths...

Well, I'm looking to upgrade my cell phone (hopefully before C3 even). 

Well, that was fast - I just got home from the Verizon Wireless store.  Since I was already doing research up front, the actual purchasing part went very smoothly.   :)

I ended up with this phone - Samsung SCH-a670:

And my wife ended up with this one - Samsung SCH-a650:

The main difference between the phones is that mine is the "gadgety" one - camera, 2nd color screen on the outside for caller ID/time, more storage, etc.

We ended up going with the Verizon FamilyShare 500 minutes plan ($59.99).  For how and why we want to use our phones, they seem to have the best national coverage and the "no roaming", free calls between phones, and free nights and weekends is such a great deal especially with other family members who are "In".

We'lll see how it goes over the next month or two.  If we like it, we will then pull the trigger on the switch to Cable Internet and then drop the Qwest land line all together (take that stone ages!  :P).


I think the only options for "free" passes were via

Media/Press (Deadline was March 4):

or Exhibitor (Deadline was today March 23rd).

I don't think they offered any deal for Industry/Professionals...  :-\


Kubricks / Re: Kubricks and Minimates
« on: March 23, 2005, 03:45 PM »

What the hell?  Is the Kubrick 4th from the left (3rd on the right) who I think it is?   :-\

That is a weird friggin set. 


Revenge of the Sith / Re: 2005 Red Metallic Darth Vader @ Target
« on: March 23, 2005, 02:16 PM »
The coupons should be going out in the mail VERY soon, they are timed to be in your mail box sometime next week so they arrive approx 1 week prior to April 2nd.


Looks like the coupons are in fact showing up this week in the mail as previously reported ( :-*). has report of the mailer arriving in the mail and a nice picture of what the mailer looks like.


Here's my list from last time...

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

5/10 of the figures I wanted in 2003 ended up as figures in 2004/05!   :o

So, I guess my new "top ten" list would look like this:

1. Padme Amidala (Fireside Dress):

2. Owen Lars w/Droid:

3. Beru Whitesun w/Droid:

4. Cleigg Lars w/Chair:

5. Nyrat Agira (Human 'Entertainer' from Outlander Club):

6. Jocasta Nu (Jedi Librarian):

7.  Toonbuck Toora (Senator):

8. Padme Amidala (Going Home):

9.  Padme Amidala (Senator):

10.  Padme Amidala (Lake Retreat):


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