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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):


Newbies / Re: just getting into new forums
« on: March 23, 2005, 10:17 AM »



Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Cell phone recommendations?
« on: March 22, 2005, 04:54 PM »
Colman needs to read this thread

Dissing the giant, "need to squeeze it just right" shoe phone?   ;D

Besides, we were talking the other day and he already said he's thinking about updating to a newer model, in fact he's got his eye on one of these:


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: March 22, 2005, 04:01 PM »
Wonder Woman

My wife was super-pumped about the news the other day about Joss "Buffy" Whedon taking over writing/directing on the WB new WW movie.

She was a Buffy/Angel fan and she is a HUGE fan of Firefly/Serenity (keeps raving about the upcoming movie).  I think he'll do pretty good if he can transfer his ability to create strong, non-sexist female characters to WW.  I can only hope that it will turn out better than Catwoman did...  ::)


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Cell phone recommendations?
« on: March 22, 2005, 03:56 PM »
Time to drag this bad boy up from the depths...

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

Currently, my wife and I each have a phone and we have the cheapest plan you can get - 30 min per month, no long distance, no frills - just $10 a month for each phone.  The only reason we have the phones now is for roadside assistance / emergencies.  They are nice to have in case you break down on the road, lock yourself out, whatever.

Lately, we've both been using our phones more often especially during the summer when we are out and about trying to meet up with friends.  I know that we would both use them even more if we had a better plan, so we've kind of decided to ditch the home phone (long distance and all) and go the wireless route. 

I mean, if for $60 a month we can have 2 wireless phones that I can use anywhere with 450 minutes, why the heck am I paying $40 plus Long Distance each month to Qwest instead?  Just so telemarketers can bug me?  It's not like we need the landline for Tivo or anything (since we don't have Tivo) and I can switch from DSL to Cable for the modem/internet.

So, I guess what I want to know is...

Anyone else ditch the land line in favor of going wirelss at home?

Anyone have a "cellular telephone" that they just LOVE having?

Can anyone recommend Verizon over T-Mobile over Cingular?



Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS - Deluxe Figures
« on: March 22, 2005, 02:46 PM »
The price scanners at the Targets by me, list the price for 087-06-1327 as $9.99, perhaps the price will change I don't know. Maybe they're going to up the price by a dollar and still allow people w/coupons for $1 each figure to take $1 off the price of the deluxe figures too?

Yeah, around here at "Target" the DPCI for the deluxe rings up at $9.99, and at "Target Greatland" stores, it rings up at $10.99 for whatever reason.  I'm not sure where that original $11.99 Target price came from, unless that was the original price they had in mind when the list was created (this DPCI list was pulled back in January 05).


Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: DVD 3-packs. Ugh.
« on: March 22, 2005, 02:07 PM »
Didn't see them at either Wal-Mart I visited today, not that I really care

Why am I not surprised?   ::)

Wal-Mart in MN = red-headed stepchild of the Wal-Mart family  :(

I'm glad I was going to pass on them anyway...


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Spider-Man 3
« on: March 22, 2005, 11:19 AM »
A new nemesis for Spidey has been announced but the not say what villian he will play. Thomas Haden Church has been cast

I'll have to think who he will play. Anyone with thoughts on his character?

The dumb guy from "Wings" and "Sideways"?   ::)

I hate that guy...  >:(

I'll guess he's going to be some villian who will make me hate this movie, just like Tommy Lee Jones ruined the Bat-Franchise for me... well, actually a LOT of things in that 3rd Batman movie ruined it for me (and everyone else).  :P


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