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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Gambling...
« on: August 27, 2003, 12:39 AM »
I've only spent about $10 on Powerball tickets, when the jackpot gets to be over $100 million. Never hit a single number.

I don't like card games like blackjack, so I avoid them. And I've heard bad tales about the addictiveness of one-armed bandits, so I stay away from casinos. I waste enough scrib on my hobbies.

Too bad they don't have a list of what markets are getting lucky. I might make a road trip to see these.

Middle Earth / Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
« on: August 27, 2003, 12:18 AM »
Have faith, Spuffy. I found it at TRU, of all places. If one can find a one-per-case figure there, it will arrive everywhere so all who want one can get one. I haven't opened mine yet, because I'm still basking in the 1-2 punch of a figure and picture of Miranda Otto-ness.

There's no way in hell FOTR and TTT will be played here, so I'm not worried about it.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Lord of the Rings
« on: August 26, 2003, 01:00 PM »
Thanks, OCB. I watched that preview. ROTK is going to be one insanely awesome flick.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Lord of the Rings
« on: August 26, 2003, 12:19 AM »
Another thread where I'm just talking to myself.

Anyway, check out this spoilerish shlock, courtesy of

Saga '02-'04 / Re: For those considering KEBco Toys:
« on: August 26, 2003, 12:15 AM »
Looks like Philip deleted all of the Kebco threads over at RS, since it's one of their main sponsors...

Must be why the forums were down earlier today...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: TTT DVDs (and other ripoffs)
« on: August 26, 2003, 12:10 AM »
I see them as two different movies, so I really don't feel like I'm put over a barrel or anything. Even if both versions came out on the same day, eventually I'd own both of them. But, given a choice, I'd like the EE first.

Joe Defender / Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
« on: August 26, 2003, 12:05 AM »
Man, I loved GI Joe. I liked that they were cheaper than MOTU and Transformers, so I could afford them with my measly allowance. My personal favorite figures are the first versions of Wet Suit and Serpentor, both from 1986. That's the year I got heavy into Joe.

I bought the RAHC and the first five waves of the new line, but repaints and terrible shoulder joints on the new figs made me decide to discontinue collecting it. Although I still pick up the ones I find cool, like the Sand Viper and the upcoming Lady Jaye and Pimp Destro.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: AOTC Preview Clone Trooper
« on: August 25, 2003, 01:43 PM »
I have 4. I'd rather see the red one repainted white before buying anymore of these.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Cool finds!
« on: August 24, 2003, 11:46 PM »
I found a five-spot in my jeans last week. They were sitting on my floor for about two weeks. I had to clean house because a girl was coming over, which is something I should do more often.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ever Walk Out of A Movie?
« on: August 24, 2003, 11:16 PM »
The only film I've ever walked out on was one for one of my film classes - David Lynch's "Lost Highway."  I believe I screamed "This is (expletive)!" and left.  I enjoy a lot of his films, but that was a colossal mess and had no business in a university film class.

Man, I hated film classes. I took a couple at UNI and couldn't believe the pretentious drivel I was forced to sit through. At one point, if I had seen another French film, I was going to rip the videocassette apart. Still can barely sit through 'Amelie'. I do just because Audrey Tautou is in the flick.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ever Walk Out of A Movie?
« on: August 24, 2003, 11:14 PM »
I still haven't seen all of Goldmember. I just cannot get past that Sumo shower room scene and not feel the need to toss my cookies.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Why Do You Collect?
« on: August 24, 2003, 02:34 PM »
I collect Star Wars and Transformers mostly out of nostalgia, although as far as TFs go, I didn't have too many of those, so I'm going back and buying what I didn't have then. Nostalgia was the reason I collected GI Joe and MOTU, but those were either driven into the ground (MOTU) or reached a state where I didn't like the way they looked anymore (Joe).

I collect Marvel stuff and Lord of the Rings because the characters in their respective media fascinate me and I like to have figural representations of them.

Middle Earth / Re: Lord of the Rings Figures
« on: August 22, 2003, 02:44 PM »
I found Eowyn at TRU today, no Bilbo. Oh well.
I thought her hair was supposed to be more blonde. Meh. It's still cool.

Edit- I read that has a red-boxed Boromir up for pre-order. I didn't check, but does anyone know?

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