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JD Sports Forum! / Re: Alright SPORTS fans, name your teams!
« on: January 30, 2004, 02:39 PM »
I have had a hard time lately picking my favorite teams, since we don't really have anything (professional-wise) all that close to us here in Nebraska.

NCAA Football - Nebraska Cornhuskers, of course.  Its part of life here.  Hard to explain if you don't live here I guess, but we don't have anything else for sports really.  We just love our Huskers....and I'm one of the fans that supports them, win or lose.

NCAA Basketball - North Carolina Tar Heels.  I've been a fan since I was in junior high or so, and have always liked them.  Finally back on track this year a little after a couple of down years.

NBA - My favorite sport, used to be a big Bulls fan (even a couple years before they won any championships...I just can't follow them anymore now, after all the dismantling they did with those great teams.  I've really been wanting to find an NBA team to stick with, it becomes harder when players don't stay with teams quite as much anymore.  I followed the Wizards when Mike was there, but don't care as much now.  I kind of like Sacto, Minny, Cleveland, Denver, Milwaukee, Seattle, and Dallas though (lots of them, I know, probably even more if I'd think about it :P).  I've been thinking about just following one of the closest teams to us (Denver, Minnesota, or Chicago are about as close as it gets I suppose).  I don't know, right now...I've just had favorite "players", but it would be nice to have a team again :).

NFL - Used to be a big Raiders fan (in the Bo Jackson/Marcus Allen days), but not that big of a fan anymore.  I don't know that I especially have a favorite, I don't have a problem with most teams (although for some reason I just don't like the 49ers or the Chiefs, can't really explain why other than the fact I didn't like them when I was younger)  I do like to go for all the former Husker players (I'm a big Ahman Green fan, have even seen him in person a couple of times...but just not a huge Packers fan).

MLB - I'm not a big baseball person anymore, I used to be big into the Royals, and then to a lesser extent the White Sox (when Bo went there).  Now, neither one really...Royals are still alright, and I find myself going for the Twins more so than anyone else now (my wife's a Twins fan as well).

Olympics - Team USA, any sport, although I really enjoy watching the basketball competition the most.

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Original Trilogy Collection
« on: January 29, 2004, 04:18 PM »
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It almost sounds like a Valor vs Venom type of system too, too bad 2 packs weren't in the works (maybe they are???)

That's just what I was thinking when I read that as well Scott, when they mentioned "Rebel vs. Empire".  Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but the first thing that popped into my head was GI Joe's current line as well.

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Original Trilogy Collection
« on: January 29, 2004, 04:03 PM »
Ok, that is what I was wondering about too Matt, thanks for clearing it up.  Hopefully we'll get this all sorted out in a couple weeks at Toy Fair :).

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Original Trilogy Collection
« on: January 29, 2004, 03:52 PM »
Yeah, I'd love it if they did the cards old-style like that too.  The vintage cards were great, and I always liked being able to see all of the figures on the back.  I can remember when I got figures (specifically the ROTJ cards) that had 77+ figures shown on the back and basically thinking "got him, need him, got him" :P.  Plus, it is just a neat look.  Hopefully they do something similar....anything closer to the vintage-style is a positive move in my opinion.  Now I'm wondering, is this a permanent move for the OT figures, or just a "limited time" thing (I thought something at Rebelscum maybe said "12 figures").  I hope I'm wrong, I'd like to see the OT figures continue to have their own line like this.  We'll see I guess.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How Many States Have You Been To?
« on: January 29, 2004, 03:16 PM »
I'm not real well traveled, pretty much stay home in Nebraska I guess.  Here's where I have been (off the top of my head)...

Nebraska
Iowa
North Dakota
South Dakota
Wyoming
Colorado
Kansas
Missouri
Arkansas
Tennessee
Kentucky

I guess we flew over a few more on our way to our honeymoon (Cancun, Mexico), but not too many.  We'd like to see a few more places though, hopefully someday :).

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Original Trilogy Collection / Original Trilogy Collection
« on: January 29, 2004, 02:43 PM »
I noticed that SSG has a report from the UK Toy Fair.  Unfortunately they (Hasbro) did not allow photos (probably waiting for the US Toy Fair I'm guessing), but they did give some details on what is coming.  Here's the linky:

SSG's UK Report

Apparently there will be an assortment known as the "Original Trilogy Collection" (cool!).  There is also an explanation of new cardbacks, and new sculpted figures of R2-D2 (with sounds), OT Yoda, Dagobah Luke, and Spirit Obi Wan.  There's more at the link.  Personally, I'm excited to see confirmation of these figures (especially Luke/Yoda), and can't wait to see some pics.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: KB toys store closing
« on: January 29, 2004, 09:37 AM »
It looks like the one closest to us (which is actually in Iowa) is closing as well.  I guess it is just as well, since I haven't seen anything new there (Star Wars or otherwise) for a loooong time.  It was always just nice having a toy store in the mall to stop in at, but I haven't been stopping as frequently anymore anyways.  It looks like Nebraska might be keeping some, but they are too far away from us to visit anyways :).  Most of my new figure finds have been at Target (and TRU) this year anyways.

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Other Collectibles / Re: Unleashed Discussion Thread
« on: January 29, 2004, 09:21 AM »
Just saw this morning that GH has a preview up for this wave, with some great pics.  You can check it out here if you are interested:

Unleashed Luke, Chewie, and Clonetrooper

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How often do you go to the Dentist?
« on: January 28, 2004, 02:25 PM »
Its terrible to say, but I can't remember the last time I went to the dentist.  I've never been a fan of going (like many), and I think I was in college the last time I went.  I know for sure that I haven't been since we've been married, which is going on 4 years here soon.  Not too good I suppose, although I do try to keep my teeth as clean as humanly possible.  It wouldn't hurt for me to go in for a cleaning at least though sometime soon.  It probably didn't help that I wasn't the biggest fan of my last dentist, and now we need to find a new one since we live somewhere else now.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Survival Guide for Taking a Dump at Work...
« on: January 28, 2004, 02:11 PM »
Although it has been awhile since I have watched American Pie, I'm almost positive it is break...at least that is what we've always thought/said it was.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Survival Guide for Taking a Dump at Work...
« on: January 28, 2004, 11:01 AM »
I got that in an e-mail from a friend a year or two ago, and keep it around just for a good laugh every once in awhile.  As sad as it is, I find it funny each and every time :).  Thanks for posting it!

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Other Collectibles / Re: Unleashed Discussion Thread
« on: January 28, 2004, 11:00 AM »
I noticed the Chewie and Luke I preordered from Kebco have been "pending" since last Friday, hopefully they will ship out soon as well.  I'm actually kind of surprised these ended up showing up as soon as they did.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Golden Globe winners & Oscar nominees
« on: January 27, 2004, 02:58 PM »
Just for the heck of it, I'll throw these in here as well.  Apparently the "Razzies" nominees have been announced as well (I remember AOTC appearing on these lists in 2002 I believe).  Anyways, here's the list:

24th Annual Golden Raspberry (RAZZIE®) Award Nominations

WORST PICTURE

CAT-IN-THE HAT (Universal/Dreamworks/Imagine)
CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE (Columbia)
FROM JUSTIN TO KELLY (20th Century-Fox)
GIGLI (Columbia/Revolution)
THE REAL CANCUN (New Line)

WORST ACTOR

Ben Affleck / DAREDEVIL, GIGLI and PAYCHECK
Cuba Gooding, Jr. / BOAT TRIP, FIGHTING TEMPTATIONS and RADIO
Justin Guarini / FROM JUSTIN TO KELLY
Ashton Kutcher / CHEAPER by the DOZEN, JUST MARRIED and MY BOSS'S DAUGHTER
Mike Myers / THE CAT-IN-THE-HAT

WORST ACTRESS

Drew Barrymore / CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE and DUPLEX
Cameron Diaz / CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE
Kelly Clarkson / FROM JUSTIN TO KELLY
Angelina Jolie / BEYOND BORDERS
and LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER: THE CRADLE of LIFE
Jennifer Lopez / GIGLI

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Anthony Anderson / KANGAROO JACK
Alec Baldwin / THE CAT-IN-THE-HAT
Al Pacino / GIGLI
Sylvester Stallone (Whose 5 Roles Could Fill This ENTIRE Category!) SPY KIDS 3-D: GAME OVER
Christopher Walken / GIGLI and KANGAROO JACK

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Lanie Kazan / GIGLI
Demi Moore / CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE
Kelly Preston / THE CAT-IN-THE-HAT
Brittany Murphy / JUST MARRIED
Tara Reid / MY BOSS'S DAUGHTER

WORST SCREEN COUPLE

Ben Affleck & Jennifer Lopez / GIGLI
Eric Christian Olsen & Derek Richardson / DUMB AND DUMBERER
Justin Guarini & Kelly Clarkson / FROM JUSTIN TO KELLY
Ashton Kutcher & EITHER Brittany Murphy (JUST MARRIED)
or Tara Reid (MY BOSS's DAUGHTER)
Mike Myers & EITHER Thing One OR Thing Two / THE CAT-IN-THE-HAT

WORST EXCUSE for an ACTUAL MOVIE (All Concept/No Content!) (New Category)

2 FAST, 2 FURIOUS
CHARLIE'S ANGLES: FULL THROTTLE
THE CAT-IN-THE-HAT
FROM JUSTIN TO KELLY
THE REAL CANCUN

WORST REMAKE or SEQUEL

2 FAST, 2 FURIOUS
CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE
DUMB & DUMBERER: WHEN HARRY MET LLOYD
FROM JUSTIN TO KELLY (Remake of WHERE THE BOYS ARE ‘60 and WHERE THE BOYS ARE ‘84)
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE

WORST DIRECTOR

Martin Brest / GIGLI
Robert Iscove / FROM JUSTIN TO KELLY
Mort Nathan / BOAT TRIP
The Wachowski Brothers / Both MATRIX Sequels
Bo Welch / THE CAT-IN-THE-HAT

WORST SCREENPLAY

THE CAT-IN-THE-HAT, Screenplay by Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer
CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE, Screenplay by John August and
Cormac & Marianne Wibberley, “Story” by August
DUMB AND DUMBERER, Screenplay by Robert Brener and Troy Miller, “Story” by Brener
FROM JUSTIN TO KELLY, Written by Kim Fuller
GIGLI, Written by Martin Brest

NOMINATIONS PER PICTURE:

GIGLI – 9
CAT-IN-THE-HAT – 8
FROM JUSTIN TO KELLY – 8
CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE - 7
BOAT TRIP, DUMB & DUMBERER, JUST MARRIED, MY BOSS’S DAUGHTER
and THE REAL CANCUN – - 2 Each

“WINNERS” WILL BE ANNOUNCED SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28

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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Clonetroopers!
« on: January 27, 2004, 10:43 AM »
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OK, after looking at the picture again, it looks like the visor will be MOVABLE.  Check out the little groove/notch cut into the inside of the viewfinder thing.  It makes it look like it can flip up over the helmet, with the groove gliding over the long ridge across the center of the helmet.

I noticed that too Matt.  It is exciting to see more and more pics of Episode III, and I really like the fact that they're showing a "hybrid" of sorts of the Storm and Clone troopers.  I do kind of hope that visor will be movable, and I could definitely see them doing something like Scott mentioned...with the "reveal" of the face that looks like a Stormtrooper....that would be pretty cool.

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Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Wave 2 - Animated Clone Wars Figures
« on: January 26, 2004, 04:55 PM »
Great find FishEyedLouie!  I hope that we're able to find Wave 2 around here too, I have a feeling Yoda and the Clone will be tough to come by.  Yoda was the one I have been looking forward the most since this line was announced.  Look forward to seeing your pics!

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