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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Junk food regionality
« on: July 13, 2004, 09:33 AM »
Mmmmm deep fried cheese curds.... there's a fast food chain in Wisconsin and parts of Illinois called Culver's that has the greatest deep fried cheese curds on the planet. I didn't even know they existed until I visited one last year and now my appreciation for deep fried cheese products has vastly increased. :)

Just an FYI in case you ever make it out here, but Culver's has invaded Minnesota too!  Quickly becoming a family favorite dur to the tasty frozen treats and quick butter-burgers which are much tastier than BK or McD's!

And, speaking as one who has tried both, I'd still go with the MN State Fair Fried Cheese Curds.  There's something about frying food in the super heat of late August in MN that makes those littel buggers even better... no restaurant can quite capture that mystique!


Original Trilogy Collection / Re: VOTC/OTC Purchases
« on: July 12, 2004, 11:39 PM »
Welcome to, austinPOTF!  Glad to have ya here...

Nice collection ya got there!  Don't forget to keep an eye out for #21 TIE Pilot, #26 Bespin Luke, #27 IG-88, and #28 Bossk.  All four of those are currently shipping and out there too!


Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Bespin wave
« on: July 12, 2004, 08:08 PM »
Got my Bespin wave figures today!

CCP - very cool.  I checked it out and the Helmet doen't look too shabby on the few Army-Builder heads I have laying around, so there'll be a few customs of him in the future for me :)  Also, he much less "leaning" then lead to believe from the photos.  Very nice and neutral.

Lobot- Such a HUGE improvement from PotF2.  Very cool little CPU Accessory, and for what ever reason, his head-band is removable!

Leia- ugh.  Well, she's new and OTC, so I can't fault her on that, but she isn't as nice as I was hoping due to the dress and the fact that she seems a bit small compared to Chewie and PotJ Bespin Han.

Luke- OK, so he's not really part of the "Bespin wave" per se, but he is new and from Bespin so...  :)  This new Bespin Luke is a HUGE improvement from the Saga version.  The magnet hand is a little annoying, but the paint apps are superb!  

Check out Jared's comparison photos here for a better idea of the changes.  If you're on the Fence about Luke, pick him up and you'll see he's a LOT better than the Saga version!


Saga '02-'04 / Re: Burger King Glasses Figures!!!!!!
« on: July 12, 2004, 03:51 PM »
Since this will give us 2 cups per movie, they technically owe us 2 Ep3 cups/figures. How are they going to rehash figures that aren't out yet?

Don't tempt them, there's always Vader, 3PO, R2, or Chewie they could fit in there somehow I'm sure. ::)

Just a thought...  

(I'll leave spoiler space for those ultra-sensative types)

Ep3 re-hash #1 - Vader?
Ep3 re-hash #2 - Palpatine/Emperor/Sidious?

Might be easy enough to do.  Use MotDS Vader for one cup, then use Saga Emperor or Ep1 Sidious for the other cup.  No muss/no muss for Hasbro!




Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Mister Jeopardy
« on: July 12, 2004, 03:37 PM »
Great Googly-Moogly...  :o

$1mil?  Wow... may have to watch when I get home from work today...


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: July 12, 2004, 03:36 PM »
Well, I don't know if the Thunderbirds: GO! movie will suck or not, but the preview sucked IMHO.

Maybe the movie will be good, but the preview sure didn't make me want to see it... Ben Kingsley?  Huh?  :-\


Saga '02-'04 / Re: Burger King Glasses Figures!!!!!!
« on: July 12, 2004, 03:23 PM »
I like the glasses, but the figures themselves... ugh.

You're right Brian...

CT Han (Cantina)
2003 Gold Stripe Card
2004 Hall of Fame Card
2004 OTC Card
OTC Falcon pack-in
Cup set pack-in

Uh... ok.  We get it.  It's a nice figure!  Move on Hasbro!


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: July 12, 2004, 12:13 PM »
I saw Spider-Man 2 this weekend, and before it, I saw a preview for...

Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid

What the heck?  Didn't they already make this movie?  Was anyone REALLY demanding a sequel to the J-Lo / Ice-Cube "classic"  :-X?

Ick ick ick.

In fact, ALL of the previews I saw before Spider-Man 2 sucked:

One parting thought... Anyone else kind of interested to see "Harold and Kumar go to White Castle"?  Sort of a stoner Bill and Ted for the next generation?


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Spider-Man 2!
« on: July 12, 2004, 12:06 PM »
Finally got around to seeing this on Sunday...

Very good movie.  I really liked it, and I think I liked it better than the first one.  I can see that they are really thinking ahead, because (as others have already said), there were lots of little clues/foreshadowing for upcoming events.

I liked the way Molina handled Doc Ock.  I also liked the way that Molina "fit" the Doc Ock persona.  No need for a rippled-Ab super-villian, Doc Ock had all the extra flab a sciencey-type dork would have ;)

Anyway, just wanted to add on my kudos on a job well done.  If you haven't seen it yet, add my name to the growing list of those who highly recommend it!


Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Bespin wave
« on: July 12, 2004, 10:44 AM »
Hey!  How did your case get here before mine?

rasafrasa  >:(

Anyway, MY EE wave 8 and 10 should be here today according to the delivery tracking... After I get those cases, I should have OTC 1-21, 26-28.  Sweet!

I've got a Q for you (since I can't wait until I get home and look at my own dang figures), did you try the CCP helmet on a regular head?  I am considering head-swaps for customs, just wondering if the CCP helmet will look strange on a non-"hooded" head.

Also, on you superfluous PotF2 figures, I did the following this weekend as I revamped the SW room to make room for the OTC:

Dengar - added PotF2 version to Jabba's Palace
Bossk - added PotF2 version to Jabba's Palace
Dagobah Luke - seated in my vintage Yoda's Hut with PotF2 Yoda
Leia Collection Bespin Leia - trash ;)  (ok, stashed in my custom fodder pile)

In other words, if I didn't have a good spot for them in a diorama/scene or something, I chucked them in the "custom fodder" pile.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Junk food regionality
« on: July 12, 2004, 10:34 AM »
I agree... MN land of food on a stick.

Pork Chop on a stick... Mmmm... *drool*

Each year, we try to find one new "food on a stick" to try.  Last year, it was deep-fried Oreo on a stick.  VERY sweet.  Tooo sweet, in fact.  ;)


Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Dagobah wave
« on: July 9, 2004, 09:55 PM »
Got my first OTC today!

Dagobah wave is super-cool!  Just thought I'd post ome quick thoughts...

Luke is great, I love the functionality of the heads and arms!

Spirit Obi-Wan is cool!  The pose is strange with the saber in hand, but ehg.  Still a different take on the spirit stuff and different than the first two tries at "Spirit" figures.

R2- very grimey, but still cool.  The sound is an ok feature, I'd have referred a functional third leg though...

Yoda!  Cool little figure!  I love him and he'll be my favorite Yoda (until the vintage OTC one get here ;)).



My EE cases didn't make it today (wave 8 and wave 10), they'll be here on Monday.  BUT, my NewForce case came today!

2x Dagobah Luke - standing
2x Yoda
2x Dagobah R2
1x Spirit Obi-Wan
1x Pilot Luke
1x Jedi Luke
1x Han
1x Chewie
1x Darth Vader

Looks like I was one of the lucky ones to get this case and not wave 9!  Now I just need to track down a handstanding Luke and a second Spirit Obi-Wan and I'll be set!

MAN.  These cards are Sooooooooooo sweet.  I just can't stop looking at them!  I'm headed to the Dagobah wave thread now to post my thoughts...


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Fast Food Thread!
« on: July 9, 2004, 04:05 PM »
McD's is in trouble again over the beloved French Fries...

McDonald's hit with fat lawsuit

Mmmm... trans fats... *drool*


Yeah, I saw Jared's post and a few others around the net, which all seemed to say the clamshells were squished (those are the "initial reports" I was referring).  

I was just wondering if anyone else (like B or anyone else who found them) had better clam-shells.  I'd like to think they aren't all scrunched...  :(

And, count me in on the "displaying-in-the-clamshell" crowd.  I'll buy a set to keep clam-shelled, and then a second set to open, but that's it.

I do have a friend who is buying a THIRD set, which he plans to display un-clamshelled along side his Vinty 12-backs, but he is crazy. ;)


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