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There is an auction for 26 empty Kenner Baggies on eBay right now.  I'd like to win this auction and destroy the bags to keep them from becoming fake re-seals and further screwing up the baggie market.


Everyone who wants to help, please send contributions to Paypal address

I'll bid up to whatever amount we raise - and I'll keep that number secret until afterwards. If we don't use all of the money, everyone will get a proportional refund from whatever is left. 

If we don't win the auction, everyone will get a full refund.  I've never given a refund though - if Paypal fees aren't returned when I issue a refund, your refund might be 3% smaller than whatever you donated.

If I'm able to win, I'll take some pictures of them being destroyed!

Tell all your friends - even if we don't win, at very least we can drive the price up and make it less profitable for whichever scumbag decides to make fakes out of them.

Who's with me?

Spread the word - we've got less than 2 days to raise as much as we can.

Need an original B-Wing Pilot/AT-ST Driver/Leia Poncho weapon to complete a nice minty B-Wing Pilot I ended up with...

Anyone able to help out?

The only hitch is I need it to be original - no repros please.


Vintage Kenner / Slave I Ramp Question
« on: July 25, 2007, 08:23 PM »
So I've got two different Slave I ramps...  both are black, but one is glossy one is flat.

Both are stamped 1014 C 017 - 02

Any ideas if one of these has been painted or if they came both ways?  And if they're both legit, is there a more desirable one to collect?

Vintage Kenner / Reproduction Sticker Sheets?
« on: July 16, 2007, 03:03 PM »
This may have been covered but does anyone know somewhere where I can find reproduction sticker sheets for vehicles?  All the ones on eBay are overseas it seems.  They don't need to be actual stickers, just images of them at the right size... I can print and cut and glue myself...


Modern Classifieds / WTB Hardcover Novels
« on: July 10, 2007, 10:36 AM »
Title says it all - updated list of what I already have in the next post.  I'm working on turning that list into a what-I-need instead of a what-I-have list.

Jocasta's Reading Room / Rare hardcovers?
« on: July 10, 2007, 10:32 AM »
So I recently decided to upgrade as many of my paperbacks as I could into HC.  I've got 30 or so of these down now, mostly buying them up at a local place called Half Price Books.  They generally run about $8 each.

Then I find out that there are all these NJO books that go on eBay for $30 and $40 and I'm thinking that this doesn't fit with my model of wanting to upgrade as inexpensively as possible...

So I figured I'd ask if anyone around here knows of any place to get some of the more rare books for less.  I know it's a long shot, but what the hey...  And does anyone have info on why some of them are so rare compared to the rest?  I assume it's an edition size thing, but why?

Or if anyone has any of these they want to trade or sell I'm going to put up a thread in the classifieds with a list of ones I do have...


1 Carded
3 Loose

Not a bad start today.

Watto's Junk Yard / Reducing Junk Mail
« on: March 13, 2007, 04:31 PM »
We probably all know about the do-not-call list by now... but have any you tried taking steps to reduce junk mail?  They must cut down a tree a week to bombard me with useless advertisements every week... so a co-worker tells me about this site you can go to to get yourself off national mailing lists.  I was wondering if any of you had tried it.

Here's where I was starting:

Seems simple enough, but I didn't like the idea of sending someone a check (regardless of the amount) and was wondering if there was anything shady about that.

So, anyone tried any of this?

Thanks in advance.

Watto's Junk Yard / Does ANYONE collect Baseball cards anymore?
« on: February 4, 2007, 08:48 PM »
Over the holiday I brought home what was left of my baseball card collection from when I was little.  I had the idea of selling it but it looks like almost NOTHING sells for any amount of money on eBay.

So, my question is - is there any market whatsoever for this stuff, and where would you take Baseball cards if you were trying to sell them?

Watto's Junk Yard / Looking for ADVICE on selling a collection...
« on: November 10, 2006, 04:42 PM »
I'm tinkering with the idea of downsizing....

And I'm thinking about starting by getting rid of my carded figures.

So how would you do such a thing?  Ebay?  Forums?  Elsewhere? 

Split them up into lines?  Individually?  The whole thing as one lot?

This collection consists of every carded figure from 1995 to present, plus deluxe, plus lots of exclusive figures as well.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

So I spent a lot of time over the last few months finally processing all the photos I took in New Zealand back in May - and since pretty much just my family and co-workers were seeing them, I thought I'd share them here too.

My hope is that this can become sort of a Jedi Defender photography thread where everyone can share their photography and we can all pat eachother on the back.  If that never materializes, at least I'm sharing mine. :)

So anyway, here are most of them more or less in chronological order.  They get better as they go along.  There are lots of images here, so you'll have to forgive me for the load time. 

Additionally, the images from 'the farm' can't be posted now because they may be published at some point in the next year or three - but they're some of the best pictures I've ever taken... 

If you make it down to where the snow-covered mountain (volcano) images are, that's where they shot a bunch of the Mordor stuff for LOTR.


Thanks for looking!

57   :-X

SYDNEY, Australia - Steve Irwin, the quirky Australian naturalist who won worldwide acclaim, has died in a marine accident off Australia’s northeast coast, local media reported on Monday.

Queensland state government sources quoted by Australian Associated Press (AAP) said Irwin, 44, whose television show “The Crocodile Hunter” won international acclaim and popularized the phrase “Crikey”, was believed to have been killed by a stingray barb that pierced his chest.

He was filming an underwater documentary off Port Douglas when the accident occurred, the report said.

Sky Television also reported that Irwin had been stung by a sting ray.

Australian emergency officials could not immediately confirm the reports.

Irwin won a global following for his daredevil antics but also triggered outrage in 2004 by holding his then one-month-old baby while feeding a snapping crocodile at his Australian zoo.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

JD Sports Forum! / JD Fantasy Hockey 2006-07
« on: August 24, 2006, 11:52 PM »
Looks like Yahoo's fantasy hockey is up for registration already... anyone want to take the reins for this season??

Watto's Junk Yard / Most hours you've worked in a week...
« on: August 8, 2006, 12:01 AM »
I'm sitting at my desk at 11:00 on a monday, expecting to stay through the night and I decided to add it up... by the time morning hits I'll have worked 94 hours in the last 8 days.

So, it made me curious, what's the most you've ever had to work?

Watto's Junk Yard / Goofy Star Wars Stuff from the Internet
« on: August 3, 2006, 08:51 PM »
This one had me in stitches... so I had to share:

Darth Smartass

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