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Kubricks / Re: Power of the Kubricks!
« on: January 27, 2005, 10:19 AM »
Okee is my stuff updated as of tonight with nothing not displayed :)

Very nice.  I like the bigger case you've got Scott, but ultimately decided on the JL cases because of the space I had to fill.  The 7 JL cases fit perfectly on top of my large shelf allowing me to fill a previously dead space.  Eventually, my Bat-bricks will be chased out as more SW Kubricks are released, so I'll have to buy a few more cases for them and the other bricks I don't have on display (Back to Future, Muppets, Sesame Street).

Looking at your cases reminds me that my work isn't done yet...  :-\

Still have to nab Logray, Beaker (chase), Sesame Street S2 (Bert, Oscar, Elmo, Herry), and Japan Batman and Robin (I bought the USA box set cheap on eBay, but I'd still like the Japan Batman and Robin because they are different).  Eh, something to spend the $$ on between now and April I guess.  :P


Kubricks / Re: Power of the Kubricks!
« on: January 27, 2005, 10:06 AM »
Nice!  Are those the Johnny Lightning Cases? 

It looks like this is the case Jeff uses.  Correct? 

Yeah, I'd very much like to know what types of cases those are as well, especially since IG-88 can actually stand up in those! Give me details, like where you found them, how much, etc. They don't look like they're individual pieces. Do they come in sixes?

Yes indeed!  The Johhny Lightnig Interlocking Showcase.  Each case has 6 spaces and they can interlock to form different arrangements.  While doing my research, I came across many places that sold them:

$5.99 at TRU
$6.99 - $7.99 at "Collector" Shops (Hub Hobby, Model Shops, etc).
$7.99 at Target (costs more because the Target version comes with an exclusive JL car).

They are always in the JL section of the store, but I haven't seen them at Target since Christmas.  I have seen them restocked at TRU recently though.  I did some checking at JoAnn and Michaels craft stores, but never really found any case that worked for the space I had.

I actually got mine by ordering a few from a local hot wheels dealer guy (4 cases for $20), then managed to snag a three more after Christmas at Target (only $3.84 on Clearance).  Each of the Target cases actually came with a Johhny Lightning car, but I just gave the 3 cars away to the nephews.  They don't care that they are "fine die-cast replicas" just that they are cars.

The only Kubrick I have that didn't quite fit was the Carbonite block, as you can see in the picture, it is kind of tilted to get it to fit in the space.  Otherwise, everyone else (Astromechs,/IG-88) fit nicely.  :)


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Home Improvement Projects
« on: January 27, 2005, 09:49 AM »
Very nice, I'll have to drop by and see it in person one of these days...

Despite what Pinky LaRue had to say, I kind of actually like the color.  It gives the space a much warmer feel than it had before.  Very homey, though I imagine there usually are more toys scattered across that floor than the pictures show.   :P

We have actually looked into that Legato Carpet, nice to see someone I know try it and like it.  My wife and I did the DIY thing with Pergo flooring in our bedrooms, and the Legato is basically the carpeting equivalent of Pergo.  Nice, easy, DIY "carpeting for dummies".

Was the carpet installation fairly straight-forward or was there a lot of cutting involved?  How easy were the edge of the room to handle?


Kubricks / Re: Power of the Kubricks!
« on: January 26, 2005, 09:25 PM »
Well, I had a little time tonight, so I decided to open up the EB Set and the TRU 5-pack (the Speeder Bike set is staying boxed for now). 

I got them all put in place in my Kubrick display case and I took a few new pictures of my Kubrick set-up.  Enjoy the pictures...

The Whole Kubrick Case (Star Wars and Batman):

The Left Side of the Case (clicky below for larger pic!):

The Right Side of the Case (clicky below for larger pic!):

Coming along nicely, but I don't have anymore room for Series 4!  I'll have to move the Bat-Bricks someplace else when the time comes...   :(


Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: DVD 3-packs. Ugh.
« on: January 26, 2005, 02:50 PM »

I've got those figures loose, no plans to buy them again.

It will be interesting to see what the price will be and where they will end up.  I would imagine the leader would be Wal-Mart since they did the DVD packs for the OT.   Might not be a bad deal if they end up in the $10-15 range like the OT sets did...


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Met any other SW forum members?
« on: January 26, 2005, 01:04 PM »
Better update my list too...

spacemantis (aka Wuss-Boy)

Hopefully, I'll get to add a few more to my list at C3. :)


Feedback / Re: Scott's feedback
« on: January 26, 2005, 09:50 AM »
Uh, oh yeah, I forgot to post this one last night.

I bought a figure for Scott.  He gave me $0.35 for it.  It was special and I will never forget it (even though I already forgot about it once).

Your Pal,

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Episode III - Preview Figures (SPOILERS)
« on: January 25, 2005, 11:28 PM »

Got my set today thanks to a friendly Californian!  So far, I am really digging these figures.

The Wookiee - Wow.  Great figure, very girthy.  I love him and hope they do a few of the other Wooks from RotS!  I love the articulation, but agee with others who brought up the poor realization of his fur colors into the figure.  A nicer paint wash and he'd be perfect.

The Droid - Very nice, really digging this one.  Maybe not as nice as using a different R2 base, but still a great little figure!

The Alien - As other have said, the most boring in terms of articulation/etc, but for a senator-type figure it fits the bill.  Great looking sculpt and interesting design.

The General - Wow.  Simply stunning articulation and great sculpt.  Makes me wonder if I'll need either of the other 2 upcoming figures since this one is a home-run!


Feedback / Re: Tydirium's (pka SilverZed3) feedback
« on: January 25, 2005, 11:24 PM »
My second deal with Jared = another great one.

He hooked me up with the Sneak Preview figures and was even nice enough to hand deliver them to Minnesota (all the way from California) so I didn't even have to pay shipping.

Thanks again, Jared!   :)


Nice to see the Gunship getting re-released. I always liked the design (OT-ish I think), and it is a nice, big toy (vehicle) that we don't see all that much of in the Star Wars line anymore. I'll be passing

I, too, like the idea of the Gunship being re-released. 

Like you (and a lot of others I'm sure) the re-release of this ship allows me to save a little $$ as I will be passing on buying it.  Thanks for helping me save some $$, Hasbro!   :P

Unless they pack in a new RotS Clone or something to make it new/better, I'll be happy with my AotC Gunship and my CW Gunship to transport my clone army allowing me to pass on this one.


Feedback / Re: soggybottomboy2469's feedback
« on: January 25, 2005, 03:18 PM »
Ooh, I'll post here too.

I've had a number of trades/deals with Brian, all of which went off without a hitch.   :)

Nice to see ya finally registered here, Brian!


Celebration III: Indianapolis / Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
« on: January 25, 2005, 11:32 AM »
So, sweaterboy, who's in our room, where are we staying and what's it costing? 

I think it's Me, you, Alice, and Jared confirmed so far... we may end up with a few more crammed in there, but I haven't heard for sure yet.   

I believe we are at the Courtyard by Marriott right across from the Con-Center.  I also believe that Alice said that he was picking up the tab for the room as long as you buy his beer (probably a wash cost-wise).   :P

For those in our room, how are you getting there, when do you arrive and do you snore?

I'm getting there by driving.  Good ole'fashioned road trip with the Saturn Vue (lots of room for hauling home loot ;)).  Should be able to get 25-30 mpg (possibly more) on the trip since it is mostly Interstate driving from here to there. 

Right now, I'm planning on leaving early Wednesday morning (7am), so I should get there sometime in the late afternoon (6pm).   Mapquest and previous drives to Chicago indicate that it should be a 9-10 hour drive depending on # of restroom stops so it shouldn't be too bad.

As for the snoring, not unless my allergies are messed up.  So, don't bring any cats and I'll be fine... probably.   :-\


Feedback / Re: Hes No Good to Me Dead's feedback
« on: January 25, 2005, 09:56 AM »
My first deal with Simon and it was a beauty! 

Great communication, easy to deal with, and fast to get the product in the mail! 

Thanks again for helping me out with my SW Kubrick collection, Simon!   :)


Kubricks / Re: Power of the Kubricks!
« on: January 25, 2005, 09:53 AM »
The following should shipped out to me by this weekend:

Early Bird Set
Speeder Bike Set
2004 TRU 5-pack

Picked these up at the Post Office this morning before work! 

Sweet figures, I am loving the Speeder Bike set and the Early Bird set totally rocks.  I haven't had a chance to do much with them besides a quick once-over in the parking lot a few minutes before heading into work, but when I get home from the MN SW Club meeting tonight, I'll try to crack them open and get some new pictures of my Kubrick shelf/display.

Glad to finally have these in my collection!  Now on to Logray and the carded 'bricks!  :)


Other Collectibles / Re: Hallmark Star Wars
« on: January 24, 2005, 01:58 PM »

Very nice, I'll have to add this to my list to grab...


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