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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2004
« on: January 4, 2005, 10:51 AM »
Here's my picks:


Round 1:
Minnesota over Green Bay
Seattle over Saint Louis

Round 2:
Atlanta over Seattle
Minnesota over Philly - Moss says "TO who?" to the national media.

Minnesota over Atlanta  - Minnesota avenges the dreadful loss in 99


Round 1:
Indy over Denver
San Diego over NY Jets

Round 2:
NE over Indy
Steelers over Chargers

NE over Pitt

Super Bowl

So, my two Super Bowl teams are the Vikings and the Patriots.  Just as soon as all the Viking fans write them off, the Vikes go on a tear and make it to the big dance.  Scott, despite his better judgement and fearing the inevitable disappointment, gets back on board the Vikings bandwagon; he's caught up in Super Bowl hype.

The day of the big game rolls around only to see the Vikings CRUSHED by the New England Patriots.  :(

The Vikings pourous defense catches up with them and Tom Brady looks like the second coming of Joe Montana circa 1990 as he breaks Montana's Super Bowl TD record with 6 TD passes.

New England 55, Minnesota 10

Scott is found days later wandering the streets of Minneapolis in his underpants muttering, "I just KNEW those f'ing knobblers would lose... WHY OH WHY DID I LET MYSELF BELIEVE?!?"

And somewhere the little Baby Jesus cried... :'(


I have heard legendary tales of people who found one (with missile) in the second, closer to Christmas shipment...

BUT, of those who DID find it the Slave 1 with Missile, the backpack missile was packed INSIDE the box, with the rest of the vehicle accessories.

In other words, there is no way to tell if it has a missile or not by looking at it.

In order to find out if it has the missile, you have to (gasp), OPEN IT.

Therefore, it will be nigh impossible to nab one of each variation because there is currently no way to tell them apart without opening them.  And once they are open, well, they are no longer packaged, right?

So, basically, at this point, it is a total crap shooot as to whether the ones sitting on your Target shelf have the missile or not...  :-\


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« on: January 3, 2005, 01:43 PM »
I am hoping to stick to my $100 a month budget again this year, but I may have to end up selling some stuff to stick to that budget thanks to Celebration 3 and RotS pile-up of goods...

Maybe I'll have the will-power this year to wait for the Clearance sales at Target TRU...  I couldn't wait during Ep1 or Ep2, but having seen both of those, maybe THIS year I'll do better and pick up some stuff cheaper?   :-\


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« on: January 3, 2005, 01:35 PM »
I didn't sign up for this game at the start of the year, but I have been keeping track nonetheless...

My 2004 Total:


Went over my planned budget of $100 a month, BUT almost ALL of the overage came at the hands of a certain line that I started collecting in 2004...

Yes, yet another "Damn Kubricks" story...  8)


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Snow!
« on: January 3, 2005, 01:30 PM »
We got more, but the neighbour came over and did our driveway with the snowplow, so it was relatively painless.  Still haven't seen an amount, but it had to be less than forecast, so maybe about 3" more.  Sides of the driveway are stacked with snow, about the same height as the roof of my car now.  Haven't seen snow like this locally since 1997 and we had a pretty darn major flood around Winnipeg and southern Manitoba that year :-\

All the snow seems to be staying to the north or east of us here in MN. 

It seems like all the "Alberta Clipper" storms are dumping all the snow on you Southern Canadians so the storms are empty when they get to the Twin Cities.  Then, the storms hit the Great Lakes, pick up a bunch of moisture, and dump snow on the eastern states.

I mean, this weekend Duluth, MN got 9.5 inches of snow while the Twin Cities got 1/4" of Ice pellets.



Kubricks / Re: Kubricks and Minimates
« on: January 3, 2005, 01:25 PM »
Well, I spread some of my Christmas $$ around this morning and ordered a dozen new Kubrick figures...

Animated Batman S1 Killer Croc
Animated Batman S1 Man-Bat
Movie Batman S1 Catwoman
Movie Batman S1 The Joker
Movie Batman S1 The Penguin  (My Total Bat-Figure Count now = 10)
Sesame Street S1 Big Bird
Sesame Street S1 The Count
Sesame Street S1 Grover
Sesame Street S1 Ernie
Sesame Street S2 Bert
Sesame Street S2 Oscar
Sesame Street S2 Elmo  (My Total Jim Henson figure count now = 12)

I had to spread my orders around over SweatyFrog, eBay, and Ningyoushi, but I got them all very cheap ($6 each or less). 


Total Kubrick Count = 27 Non-Star Wars, 22 Star Wars (Indy = Non-SW)


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Snow!
« on: January 3, 2005, 10:16 AM »

We got clobbered with freezing rain over the weekend too.  It was the strangest thing I've seen in my life, if was like it was POURING rain, but it wasn't rain, it was tiny little rice-shaped ice pellets.  Complete with Thunder and Lighning too. 

Very, very odd.

The worst part was when it coated out our phone line to our house which then cracked in the blustery wind.  Not broken clean through, so we've got a TON of static on the line and it was near unusuable for the DSL which meant a weekend without the net!   >:(

My first weekend "off" from my busy schedule and I couldn't even play on-line!  :(


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 2005 Happy Birthday OCB!!
« on: January 3, 2005, 10:12 AM »
I too am a little late (thanks to the stupid home internet being knocked out by a cable that snapped in our little ice storm this weekend!   >:().

Anyway, Happy Birthday to ya, Scotty!  Hope it's (was) a great one!  :)


Newbies / Re: My Introduction!
« on: December 30, 2004, 11:23 AM »
Welcome to!

I've moved your post to the Newbies section where it will get the most attention and welcomes!   :)

(a different) Jeff

Unless a new wave starts up here.  Someone please check on the health of Bea Arthur :-\

Alive and kicking...

"Golden Girls" Bea Arthur asks for changes at kosher plant

"When Bea Arthur speaks, people do listen"

Maybe you should arrange a hook-up at that plant the next time you head to Iowa?   :-X


Kubricks / Re: Kubricks and Minimates
« on: December 29, 2004, 11:05 AM »
Went on a bit of a Kubrick Binge today :-\

Batman Movie
Catwoman Movie
Penguin Movie
Joker Movie

Damn little Crack Suckers

I saw a lot of these 4 on eBay last night for like $24.  Was that the one you grabbed?  I considered blowing some Christmas $$ on them, but passed.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Your guilty movie pleasures???
« on: December 29, 2004, 10:36 AM »

These are just about the only two movies I ever watch with the ancient "VCR" anymore.  (remember a VCR?  You put this black cartridge with tape inside it into the "VCR" to show the movie and then you had to "rewind" the cartridge when you were finished  :P).


Finished with A Clash of Kings last night and plan to start A Storm of Swords tonight or tomorrow time permitting...

Book 2 didn't seem to move the overall plot/storyline ahead very far, but a heck of a LOT of action takes place!   :o  All kinds of fighting and back-stabbing and politcal intrigue.  I've read two books now and I'm still a little perplexed as to the true goals of all the characters.

Very interested to pick up book three and learn a little more about Jon Snow and the Black...


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: New Years Plans?
« on: December 29, 2004, 09:39 AM »
Saturday we're going to Mall of America for some shopping and my parents are coming to watch the two weiner kids and for some Birthday cake (hint hint hint)

Tell them they're early, my birthday isn't for another two weeks...  unless?  A surprise party!  Awesome!   :P


Uh, yeah, New Year's Eve?  Same as some of you other guys - home, by the fireplace with a nice bottle of wine.   :)

Kubricks / Re: Power of the Kubricks!
« on: December 29, 2004, 09:33 AM »
My theory is just that it's an entirely different character, and not just a slight materials and accessory change, like the Jawa.  Also, the chase Jawa seems to have been about twice as abundant on eBay lately as well, but that's really not saying much...

I've been keeping track and from what I've read, the Logray/Jawa are definately about 1/96 each.  Neither was shipped more heavily than the other one.

I think I'd agree that the reason that you see more Jawas are the fact that he's a variant, not a new figure.  I think more people are willing to part with the chase Jawa (and get some phat cash) because they still have the regular Jawa from Series 3.  I don't think as many people part with their Logray because he is a unique figure.

Just my $0.02,

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