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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: July 1, 2004, 03:56 PM »
Here's what I've got with me at work today:


"And it burns burns burns... that ring of fire."


Garcia was shaky at best against the Twins, but the ChiSox got the job done...

At least we play KC soon so maybe the Twins can rebound a bit.

Anyone heard any good trade rumors lately?

I'd hate to think we're done already, but it sounds like Boston, NYC, and Cali are not planning on dealing, while Oakland and Chicago are all done.


JD Sports Forum! / Re: GI Joe and Baseball
« on: July 1, 2004, 03:44 PM »
...considering Nataku and Mikey D both bashed them (“but all the crazies have come out of the wood…” “crazy ass, ******* whack job ass holes”) before I did, and you singled me out is… puzzling.

I use the term "crazies" lovingly to describe any group of people who are so passionate about an item or an issue/cause that they have become crazed (to make insane or as if insane, cracked) by it.

The liberal crazies (like Kerry or KBZ ;)) are at it again...
The conservative crazies (like Bush or Dressel Rebel ;)) are at it again...
The Star Wars crazies are complaining about Hasbro again :)

Just a term I like to use, and believe me, I use it often referring to just about every group.  No harm meant by the use of "crazies", so I'm sorry if any of you JediDefender crazies are/were offended.   :-*


JD Sports Forum! / GI Joe and Baseball
« on: July 1, 2004, 10:04 AM »
Saw this in the paper this morning and wondered what you guys and gals thought...

Twins' G.I. Joe giveaway criticized

Basically, The Minnesota Twins will be giving away an exclusive GI Joe action figure (Duke) painted up with the Team's colors.  These will be given to the first 5000 kids (13 and under) who attend a game this weekend.

It was supposed to be a patriotic move for the 4th of July, GI Joe, Apple Pie and Baseball, but all the crazies have come out of the wood-work saying that GI Joe has no place at the ballpark.

Are the Minnesota Twins sponsoring a war-drive by giving these away to kids?  Or were the Twins just trynig to give away a cool TOY to kids to celebrate the 4th of July?

I am pretty sure that the Twins had NO intention to recruit for the military OR support any particular War with this give-away.  I think they were just trying to give a cool patriotic toy to kids and it seems to be back-firing in their face.  I don't really think that having a GI Joe as a kid will automatically make you a war monger as some of these people seem to think.

Anyone else have thoughts?  Does GI Joe belong at the ballpark or is it an atrocity?



Here's the Tusken and Snowtrooper carded if you haven't seen them yet, along with the Jawas card fronts AND backs.

So pretty.   :-*

Tusken doesn't have the Imp insignia either... do you think this means that Hasbro is actually taking on board some early comments from fans?


Sure looks like 300th Fett doesn't it.


I am not sure what I think of this one.  Ep2 re-paint Slave 1 to look like Ep5 Slave 1, with a figure I already have.  I guess I'll have to see it in person before I write it off.

Nice package though...


. I think I have too many cases ordered now, but still not enough Dagobah Luke. Gah.

Ditto.  It is especially frustrating since we still don't know which Dagobah Luke will be in which cases (backpacking pose or handstanding pose).  I'd like to get one of each to keep carded, and one to open.  

I guess I just wait until my cases get here to see which variant I get...



This reminds me... I've GOT to watch Old School again.  Soon.


Oh, and since I'm too lazy to click through the DVD thread, can someone tell me when "Elf" is due out?   Another great Will movie.  


I can't wait to see if SWS gets those wave7 cases, or gets shafted too. I'd love to see the chaos the cancellation there would cause for those baboons.

Here's the updated pre-order info from

"Scheduled to contain : 2 Dagobah Luke, 2 Dagobah Yoda 1 Dagobah Obi-Wan, 2 Dagobah R2-D2, 1 Luke Skywalker Xwing, 1 Luke Skywalker Jedi, 1 Han Solo, 1 Chewbacca, 1 Darth Vader or, the could contain (we are getting a mix of wave 1 cases) 1 Dagobah Luke, 1 Dagobah Yoda, 1 Dagobah Obi-Wan, 1 Dagobah R2-D2, 1 Luke Skywalker Xwing, 1 Luke Skywalker Jedi, 1 Han Solo, 1 Chewbacca, 1 Darth Vader, 1 Princess Leia, 2 Biker Scout. Manufacturer sealed cases, interior card/bubble condition cannot be guaranteed on preorders due to unknown condition product will arrive in. UPS ground shipping is $7.50. ETA is June 2004.. All info subject to change.  "

Looks like they might still be getting the wave 7 case.  Either that or they were warned by Hasbro that they might get short-shrifted.  Anyway, they are doing the same as EE, sustituting the "wave 9" case for the "wave 7" case.


Yea!  I get a re-pack Leia and 2x repack Scout Trooper I DON'T want instead of duplicates of Yoda, Luke, and R2, which I DO want  >:(

To use a favorite quote of mine:
"Abso -@#$ing- lutely brilliant."

I think this guy left and is now working on Hasbro's case packs:

"Yay! I changed the case pack!  Yay!"


Saga '02-'04 / Re: do you have too much stuff?
« on: June 30, 2004, 01:56 PM »
That really is the best plan.

I have a "Star Wars Room" in my house and love it.  There is a lot of joking in my family that I get the SW Room and the Garage, and the rest of the house is my wife's (which is true from a decorating point of view).

My whole collection is stored safely in the 12x12 spare bedroom we have.  Shelves, tables and what not, with carded figures stored in Hasbro boxes in the closet.

I only collect SW 3 3/4" figure line, so I've got no legos, 12" AF, micromachines, Legends, LotR, X-Men, Gundam, etc taking up space like others do, so I don't have too much stuff, because it all still fits in the room!


Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: June 30, 2004, 10:50 AM »
Strange isn't it...  I would guess that there was some sort of glitch during manufacturing that slowed them down a bit maybe?

I can't wait for these figures.  Yeah, they may not be the "ultimate" version that we were all giddy for back in February, but they are still pretty cool.  Above average sculpts on kick-ass cards.  I love it.

Other random thoughts...

* 3PO - Hope he has good articulation or else he'll be pretty silly with the rest

* Lando - elbows, smelbows.  Chances are I'd pose him holding the gun anyway.  The cape is a little confusing though... he PotJ cape was great!

* Chewie - If I can get a super-articulated Chewie with the RotJ haircut, that'd be fine.  We've already got GREAT Chewies for Ep4 and Ep5.

* Fett - still waiting for info on him

* R2 - the mind rolls with anticipation on what gadgets he'll have (if any)

* Stormtrooper - I must keep telling myself "I don't need to army build, I don't need to army build, I don't need to... well, I should get two, one to stand on either side of Vader.  And maybe another two to stand guard while Obi-Wan deactivates the tractor beam... and another two to pose with Han as he escapes the Death Star... and DANGIT!  I don't need to army build, I don't need to army build..."



Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: June 29, 2004, 01:41 PM »

Just got back from Target...

On sale for $9.98 at Target this week.  Highly recommended if you're a fan of the Cure or their musical style (alt-goth sad rock).

This disc seems to be a retrospective, as each of the 11 songs on it seem to remind me of one of the albums of days past.  One last romp before heading out to Pasture it seems...


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Simple pleasures
« on: June 29, 2004, 12:17 PM »
Finding a $5 bill on the ground on your way into work,
no one else around, just staring up at you in the parking lot!

It's like the universe just gave you a free SW action figure... or maybe a beer or two at the bar.


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