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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Birthday to LandotheScoundrel
« on: December 11, 2003, 03:01 PM »
Happy birthday!   ;D

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Your Best of 2003 (So Far)
« on: December 11, 2003, 03:55 AM »
With all the 2003 stuff out that's going to be out, I'd thought I'd decree which ten figs Spuffy thought best exemplified SW this year.  Plus, I'm bored.   ;)


1) Super Articulated Clone Trooper.  'Nuff said.
2) Obi Wan Kenobi Nightclub.  Best Obi ever.
3) Yoda/Chian.  Maybe the best value this year.
4) Wat Tambor.  Classic SW alien coolness.
5) Obi Wan Kamino Showdown.  2nd best Obi ever.
6) Padme Droid Factory Chase.  Once you swap heads.
7) Bail Organa.  Basic no nonsense POTJ style figure, with great accessory.
8 Hoth Han.  Imperfect, but still a great fig.
9) Coleman Trebor.  Same reason as Wat Tambor.
10) Jedi Council Screen Scenes.  They finished the council with great figs.

Honorable mentions: Anakin SC, ARC Trooper, Ashla/Jempa, Poggle, Clone Army builders.

Middle Earth / Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
« on: December 10, 2003, 07:13 PM »
The pics are fantastic.  The Faramir especially, since I'll be able to make a custom armored Boromir from him.  The Witch King looks like he might share parts from the FOTR one, not sure.  Merry is great, and The King of the Dead reminds for some reason of the knight from The Last Crusade.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: December 10, 2003, 07:07 PM »
Good choice.   ;D

Middle Earth / Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
« on: December 9, 2003, 04:57 PM »
I got the Boromir bundle a while back.  Definitely worth it.  The only fig I'm still looking for is Gandalf the White.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Wish Lists Time!!!
« on: December 9, 2003, 02:38 AM »
I think the EP1 Obi Wan, Qui Gon, and Maul all deserve figs with as much articulation as the SA Clone; maybe in a few years we'll have the desire again for EP2 SA versions of Dooku, Obi, and Anakin.  And a Mace that does not suck, too.   ;)

Saga '02-'04 / Re: K*B / Shuttle just marked down to $59.99!
« on: December 9, 2003, 02:36 AM »
If I had room I'd be all over this thing.  I just don't have room for one more thing.  The doors are bursting at the seams with toys!   :o

Other Toy Lines / Re: What is Your Favorite Figure "Scale"?
« on: December 8, 2003, 07:51 PM »
I totally agree.  If the LOTR figs were 3 3/4, they would be even more popular than they are now.  I remember Toy Biz flirted with the idea before committing to the present scale, but felt the hobbits would be too diminutive in the SW scale.  Obviously Play along didn't think so.

I do like the 6" scale, though, and many of the LOTR figs, Marvel Legends, etc., are fantastic.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: December 8, 2003, 07:48 PM »
James, Getting Away With It... Live.  A great parting shot from a truly underrated and underappreciated band.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« on: December 6, 2003, 04:10 AM »
Right now I'm reading:

The Starry Rift by James R. Tripptree

Lucky Starr & The Rings of Saturn by Asimov, which is so bad it's good

Mailman by J. Robert Lennon

Weapons & Warfare LOTR.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: December 6, 2003, 02:10 AM »
Dee Snider.  That's who I was thinking of.  

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Wish Lists Time!!!
« on: December 6, 2003, 12:25 AM »
I thought since in another thread I was wondering how much there is left to do, I'd bring this one back to see what people are looking forward to in the future.  Many of the figs on the lists above have been made since, very encouraging.  Here's my wish list:

   Obi Wan Robes
   Anakin Robes
   Mace Robes
   Mace Windu “This Party’s Over”
   Pablo Jill Jedi
   Bultar Swann Jedi
   Nick Gillard Arena Jedi
   Sly Moore
   Padme Naboo Picnic
   Padme Naboo Arrival (Gold crown)
   Barada Jedi
   Roth Del Masona
   OOM-9 Arena Battle Droid
   Padme Senator
   Anakin Arena w/ cuffs
   Random Jedi w/ 2 lightsabers
   Clone Pink Pajamas
   Jocasta Nu w/ Dooku bust.
   Wedge Snowspeeder Flight Suit
   Wedge Rogue Leader
   Major Derlin
   Toryn Farr w/ Tactical station
   Luke Medical Fatigues (coming?)
   Luke Snowspeeder Flight Suit
   Luke Endor Chase
   Luke Dagobah (coming?)
   Yoda Dagobah
   Han Solo Hoth (lots of articulation)
   Han Torture Rack
   Leia Endor Chase
   Leia Boushh Disguise
   Chewbacca Endor Battle
   Lando Smuggler
   General Veers w/ Holo Vader
   Darth Vader Ultimate removable helmet (two piece)
   Grand Moff Tarkin (resculpt)
   Snowtrooper (ultra articulation)
   Rebel Hoth Soldier (ultra articulation)
   CZ Droid
   Hem Dazon
   Bom Vidim
   Ice Cream Maker Guy
   Chief Chirpa
   Ewok Mom w/ Woklings
   Weequay Drummer
   Obi Wan Swimming
   TPM Padme Palpatine’s Quarters
   Gorgamonger w/ frog rack
   Padme Orange Handmaiden
   TPM Obi Wan Robes two hands on saber
   Padme Return to Naboo
   Padme Celebration
   Ratts Tyrell and Family
   Dud Bolt
   Geonosian w/ Picador

So yeah, there's still some to do.   ;D

Middle Earth / Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
« on: December 6, 2003, 12:13 AM »
I was one of the folks who thought the repacks made sense, from the vantage point that there are lots of folks who came into the films and toys late.  They stop making sense when you see them, when you see there's no incentive (paint changes, new accessories) for collectors to buy them, and when many of these are already available at every KB in America.  I don't know what to think.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: December 6, 2003, 12:11 AM »
Christina I think is gifted in voice, but for some reason wants to be Marylin Manson.  Or a porn star.  Not sure.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: December 5, 2003, 07:37 PM »
 :o :D

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