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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Lord of the Rings
« on: September 19, 2003, 11:55 AM »
I couldn't wait for ROTK last year after seeing TTT, but watching the DVD recently (as well as the preview on that disc), has really got me ready for this movie.  It was nice only having these movies a year apart, so we don't have to wait quite as long :).  Thanks for the links, pics, etc. guys!

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Avoiding Spoilers
« on: September 19, 2003, 10:34 AM »
At this point I'm not sure what I want to do.  When Episode II was in production and rolling, I'll admit I read ever bit of spoilage there was...and I can't really say it hurt my appreciation of the movie any, but maybe it did.  I originally thought I would steer clear of Episode III news, and let the movie be more of a surprise...but that hasn't really happened so far.  I'm a Hyperspace subscriber, and I've read all of the spy reports so far.  Maybe if I didn't have access to the internet all day long it would be easier :).

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Tarkin
« on: September 19, 2003, 10:32 AM »
That is a great picture.  Always nice to see another OT character make an appearance to bridge these movies together...and one that makes "sense" to show up as well.  The resemblance is pretty good I think...can't wait for 2005 :).

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: "Office Space"
« on: September 19, 2003, 09:28 AM »
This is one of my all-time favorites as well.  One of my best friends and I have worked in an office/company quite similar to the one in this movie, so we get a kick out of it.  Its funny how true a lot of that stuff is.  "Looks like someone has a case of the Mondays..." :)

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Future Waves?
« on: September 18, 2003, 04:56 PM »
Thanks for the posts everyone, it is a lot of fun speculating/hearing what might be coming next year.  I really think that 2004 is going to be a tremendous year for Star Wars collectors, from what we have seen and heard so far.  I was curious, in case I missed it, but packaged images of the Concept Stormie/Bail Organa, Tatooine Padme, Dignitary, Club Obi, Elan Sleazebaggano, etc...and the rest of the 2003 figures have not shown up yet have they?  I guess I don't mind if they hold off a little bit longer, I still have some catching up to do, but I was just curious.  That is the next wave isn't it?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How many stores do you hit on your toy runs?
« on: September 18, 2003, 04:29 PM »
Unfortunately, the town we live in isn't large enough for these stores...but when we go on our "shopping" trips (about 40 minutes away), here's the rundown of what I check out usually.

1 Super Wal-Mart (Not much recently though, mostly old stock of all the lines...they do have a TON of Marvel Legends figures as of late though)
1 Greatland Target (this just opened recently, has been pretty well stocked with most lines)
1 TRU (giant wall of Pilot Jangos in the SW section, but got an Unleashed Luke there)
1 K-B (this store usually has nothing, and we don't always stop there)

Saga '02-'04 / Re: New Hoth 4-pack!
« on: September 18, 2003, 04:25 PM »
I also got my set from Amazon yesterday, and my Tauntaun had the broken horn as well.  This is the only one of these packs I've picked up so far, but I think it is worth the money.  I didn't have a Tauntaun in my collection, so that was enough for me, and the figures are pretty good too.  My Leia doesn't look too bad either, paint doesn't seem to be too bad at least.

That is kind of what I was thinking too OCB, thanks for the advice.  I would rather hold out and see if I could find it in the stores for $7.99 or $8.99, but I don't know if this figure would be easy to find.  I just thought between ebay and other online stores, this might be the best (reliable) deal for me...but I thought I'd ask the experts.  Thanks again!

Also, noticed over at, that they have reports of different two/three packs showing up in the Phillipines.  One with Sam, Frodo, and Gollum (repacks), and one with Sauron and Saruman I believe.  Some of the ones that were rumored awhile back I believe.  You guys were right, for the most part a person really could come into this line at any time due to all the repacks :).

I had another question for you LOTR experts.  If I can get my wife talked into it, I have considered picking up a few of these figures.  I want to start with a Legolas figure (since my wife is an Orlando Bloom fan, I might get away with it easier), and I am leaning towards the Rohan Armor one (it looks to be the best, and many have said it is?).  It is currently in stock at if I am correct, for $9.99.  I hate to pay shipping on just one figure like that, but I don't know if we can afford for me to order a few at once right now.  Anyways...I was wondering, will this be the best price I can probably find one for?  I know I have never had much luck seeing any Legolas figure in the stores, at least not for very long.  I was just curious if this was a decent deal for this figure or not, or if I should hold out.  Thanks!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What else do you collect?
« on: September 17, 2003, 04:56 PM »
Just thought I would bump this thread up again, since it seems like everyone's interests are always changing, and plus...I'm always interested to see what everyone is collecting.  For me, its pretty much only Star Wars right now (for the most part).  I collect most of the 3 3/4" line, and I have actually gotten a few new figures within the past month.  I also collect the Unleashed line, as well as the Playskool line...if it continues any further.  Although we don't really even have enough room for my Star Wars stuff, other collections continue to call my name.  My wife isn't crazy about me picking up either line right now, but I am currently torn between MOTU and LOTR.  I kind of change my mind every week it seems.  I don't necessarily want to be a completist with either line, but I wouldn't mind having a few figures from each.  I currently only have He-Man and Sy-Klone from the MOTU line, and would really like to eventually pick up some LOTR figures (Gollum, Legolas are at the top of my list, as well as Frodo, Aragorn, Gandalf, Sam, etc.)  Then there gets this issue of Armies of Middle Earth or the Toy Biz figs...aahh! :)  I make these decisions more difficult than they need to be.  Anyways, just curious what everyone was collecting at this point....if any lines have fallen out of favor with you, or if you have started collecting any new lines.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: RIP Johnny Cash and John Ritter...
« on: September 17, 2003, 12:47 PM »
I have to agree, thoughts and prayers to both of their families/friends.  I was especially shocked by the John Ritter news, he was always one of my favorites as well, and seemed like a terrific guy from what I have seen/heard.  I watched the tribute special they had for him last night on ABC, truly a loss of a great man.  God bless their families.

Toy Reviews / Re: Coleman Trebor
« on: September 17, 2003, 11:34 AM »
Nice review and pics!  I have to agree with you, I was also able to get this figure about a week and a half ago, and it is one of their best figures this year I think.  You can really get a lot of different poses, and the sculpting is great too.

Toy Reviews / Re: WA-7
« on: September 17, 2003, 11:30 AM »
dustrho...just curious if/when you do open up this figure, I was wondering how your luck was with standing it up.  I got this figure last week, and although it is currently standing, it isn't overly secure for me at least.  There is a little tab that kind of sticks in behind her wheel to help her stand, but mine doesn't stay very well.  I was just curious if it was just me or what :).  Otherwise, a pretty cool figure though!

The Prequel Trilogy / A Few Episode III Pics (From TF.N forums)
« on: September 16, 2003, 05:16 PM »
Just happened to be strolling through's forums, and someone had posted this link, which has a few Episode III pics in it (including one of Anakin).  Sorry if you've already seen this, just thought I would post it just in case.  I'm getting psyched for this movie already, and we have such a long wait!

Ep3 Pics

The Original Trilogy / Re: Original Star Wars available again on DVD
« on: September 16, 2003, 03:56 PM »
I've always been curious about these DVDs as well, since reading about them originally over at the RS forums awhile back.  At the price ($10 per movie), not a bad substitute until Lucas gets around to releasing them actual versions.  Might have to go ahead and order this time, plus, if you get the Original versions, it will most likely be the only way we can get those particular versions of the movies anyways.  Anyone know where this company is based (U.S., overseas, etc.?)  Just curious.  By the way, thanks for posting this rebeltrader.

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