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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Birthday to OCB!
« on: January 1, 2004, 04:43 PM »
Happy birthday!!   ;D

Middle Earth / Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
« on: December 31, 2003, 01:56 AM »
Ooh, wish lists.   ;D

Everybody has great ideas.  I would include:

Eowyn (White Lady of Rohan)
Amon Hen Aragorn
Smeagol / Deagol 2 pack
Gandalf the Grey resculpt

I found King Aragorn, Armored Pippin, Harad Archer, and the 'new' Legolas today.  All cool, although the Archer's head comes off a bit too easily (fits right back on.)  Legolas is sans Rohan Armor save for his sword, which comes off no problem, so you have an easy Amon Hen/ROTK Leggy.  

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Endor Wave Official
« on: December 27, 2003, 09:02 PM »
It's passable as a figure, and Hasbro deserves credit for finding ways to keep core characters fresh, but he doesn't do it for me.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Christmas 2003 Score Thread
« on: December 26, 2003, 08:19 PM »
Today I got some holiday cash from assorted relatives and will go out tomorrow to spend it wantonly.  I'm still after ROTK Gandalf the White.  Sigh.

Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Am I the only one...?
« on: December 26, 2003, 08:17 PM »
I've just got the one and I've put him through just about every pose imaginable.  I prefer him with the rifle, and I even gave him a lightsaber and a cloak and pretended he was Obi Wan for a while.  He's the goods.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Christmas 2003 Score Thread
« on: December 26, 2003, 01:58 AM »
Spuffy's X-Mas Haul
A brand new ginormous desk & hutch & chair  ;D

LOTR There & Back Again Gift Set

Buffy Season 5 DVD

Whale Rider DVD

Ferris Buller's Day Off DVD

Punch-Drunk Love DVD

Sandman: Endless Nights by Neil Gaiman

Audrey Hepburn: An Elegant Spirit by Sean Hepburn Ferrar

ROTK Soundtrack

An Irish Trivia book

$20 B&N gift card

Some new jammies

A new wallet

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Any Star Wars Surprises Under the Christmas Tree?
« on: December 26, 2003, 12:18 AM »
No SW unfortunately.  I think this is the first year since '95 that's happened.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Lord of the Rings
« on: December 22, 2003, 06:40 PM »
Tolkien (nor Jackson) never intended a gay subtext to Frodo and Sam's relationship but clearly some people are finding it.  This isn't exclusive to LOTR, and I think it's a case of what you bring to it.  I personally don't see it (more concerned with Eowyn).

Saga '02-'04 / Re: RUMORS FOR 2004!!!!!!
« on: December 22, 2003, 06:34 PM »
Qui-Gon give me hope we're going to see a new E1 Obi or possibly even a E2 robed Obi.  Both of those are overdue.  I don't know about Han At-St.  If they throw the helmet in with a trench coat, ok, but this was never a figure I really wanted.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Star Destroyer Wave
« on: December 22, 2003, 06:32 PM »
This wave is not as exciting as some of the previous ones, but still, these are all good figures.  

Bossk I don't know was necessary, but Hasbro has crafted a figure superior to the still great POTF2 version.  I'll wait to decide on him until I see him in the stores.

Dengar is much needed, however, and looks good.  Not "Oh my god!" great, but good.  And he has a backpack.

Ozzel is boring to me, like Dodonna or Capt. Antillies, but I'm glad he's being made and like Jesse said he will give birth to armies of Imp. officer customs.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Lord of the Rings
« on: December 21, 2003, 11:27 PM »
The only thing really missing from the PT is heart.  The OT and obivously LOTR have it in spades, but for all the energy Lucas devotes to the technical side, if he spared not even half that for the story and characters, these would be vastly different films.  By different I mean better, of course.   :'(

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Lord of the Rings
« on: December 21, 2003, 03:54 PM »
I think he liked them, but can't remember for sure.

That statement above makes no sense.  Without Peter Jackson, there would be no LOTR films.  Period.  Someone else could have directed them, but the vision Jackson has that informs every frame would be gone.  Yeah, Jackson did nothing.  He only devoted seven years of his life to 20 hour days to make this thing.   ::)

Saga '02-'04 / Re: SA Boba
« on: December 20, 2003, 12:26 AM »
SA for all figs!  

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Lord of the Rings
« on: December 18, 2003, 10:03 PM »
At my screening people cheered Spidey 2 and laughed at loud after the Punisher.  It looks ridiculous to me.  I'm seeing it tomorrow afternoon again as well.  Can't wait.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Lord of the Rings
« on: December 17, 2003, 06:29 PM »
There is far too much to pay credence to.  The most fantastic moment for me (besides Eowyn and the Witch King) was the Ride of the Rohirrim.  Glorious film making.  And then the mumakil.  I didn't think the utter despair that surrounded Helm's Deep could be topped, but the Pelennor Fields was a zero sum battle, a nuclear war where the nukes are horses and elephants and dead men.  I'm still reeling.

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