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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: July 29, 2012, 08:51 AM »
And they have added Legolas too in order to draw in the viewers.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason
« on: July 29, 2012, 08:46 AM »
And Dallas goes out of their way to sign Jaromir Jagr?  If we are trying to build a 90's Dream Team, bring back Modano and Ed Belfour...I'll go to a few games just to see those guys skate..

While Dallas has a New owner (finally some stability), i think he is playing "Fantasy" owner.  The new job affords me the opportunity to go to at least half the home games, I need them to be good so I can enjoy it.

JD Sports Forum! / NFL 2012-2013
« on: July 29, 2012, 08:43 AM »
All the hope for the fall starts this week! (and will be dashed after the first few weeks of the season)
Sadly the Cowboys did nothing to improve during the off-season.. Tony Romo is still the QB and the team is asking the king of "doesn't car" to be the leader, they drafted a cornerback with a to 10 pick claiming he was the best in his conference (the SEC.. a running the best run stopping LB in the SEC and I will be impressed), Jason Garrett is still the coach (like the guy as a Quarterback's coach, but he is over his head as a Head Coach) and Jerry is still the GM, (Like him as an owner, GM not so much).

New York and Philly got better or stayed the same so Dallas is not in a better position.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: 2012 Summer Olympics
« on: July 29, 2012, 08:34 AM »
If it involves "judges", I don't care...

 "behind-the-scenes" of each one of them (including the Winter games) has just become too aggravating to invest my time and fandom in anymore. 

You will have to come back in 2 years (and of  course enjoy the community until then) to hear my Winter Games rant... it gets worse.....

I'm so used to JediJman posting in the NFL thread, I read GB as "Green Bay".... and thought he was just poking the packer fans with a stick.

Men's Handball right now.  It appears there is are 3 rec-league handball courts played on local indoor soccer fields within 15 miles of the house.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: 2012 Summer Olympics
« on: July 29, 2012, 12:09 AM »
My love/hate relationship with the Olympics...

I will watch just about any competition that they will air (live or memorex) that is an objectively measurable test of skill, speed. point scoring or ability.

If it involves crossing the finish line first, scoring the most points by hitting a target or putting a ball in a net, etc. then I will sit mesmerized for hours.

If it involves "judges", I don't care how athletic the competitors, it is mere exhibition and a waste of air-time.   I don't care if a "judge" from xyz country has it in for the "athletes" from abc country or if somebody fell down during 'warm ups' while worrying about their dog that was recently diagnosed with an undescended testicle that may require a fund-raiser, hours of prayer, perhaps a protest or two and 2 hours of commentators in near tears over the whole ordeal.

I don't mean that to diminish the athleticism that the Gymnists and Synchronized smimmers and "Ice dancers" all obviously possess and yes I am sitting on my couch and not wathcing these while on the treadmill (so I am sure they are more fit than me), but if I am watching a competition it needs to be measurable and quatitative.  Other than that it is really just a bake sale.  I mean why not award a medal for opening Ceremony Entrance?  It seems like the USOC would try to make sure the "Biggest crowd" was a medal event as well as "most camera phones per capita" long as it was not a "class" competition it would be one more set of medals the 'mericuns' could act like we were entitled to. (And don't get me wrong I am a dyed in the wool patriot, I just think acting like we win the most medals cuz we are the best in a bit insincere, we enter the most events and I don't find it sporting to "Scoreboard" Grenada or Haiti if we win more medals than they do with their single entrant in the entire games)

My proposal... for Gymnastics... see who can do the most flips in a minute... or who can hang on to the rings the longest or for synchronized swimming, who can hold their breath the longest.

Let us not forget the "mythical" history of the Olympics, they were traditionally intended to be in many cases a test of martial skill, so that warring nations could basically have a dick measuring competition without killing each other and form alliances. (Measuring, not judging...again very objective).

I love the pagentry, the fact that many nations of the world attend and that no matter how heated the competition, they shake hands and for the most part respect their competitors.

I do miss the Cold War though, when there were "Evil Empires"...

So watching yes... changing channels frequently yes, I'm even setting the DVR to catch the good competitions while I am watching others.

Most interested in the shooting sports and track and field.  There is a Texas Tech Red Raider throwing the discus, so I will be cheering him on.

I watched Women's Handball today too, that was a different sport I've never seen before.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Spider-Man Movie Series
« on: July 28, 2012, 11:06 AM »
The Cut scene confused me too. 

Is this a story taken from an "Alternate Universe" or something?  Or just somebody deciding to re-imagine the whole thing?

Admittedly my Spiderman knowledge comes from "The Amazing Spiderman and Friends" on Saturday mornings and the occasional stack of comic books that were thrown in my lap at the beginning of family road trips.

Dash Rendar (SOTE)
Guri (SOTE)
Leebo (SOTE)
Snoova (SOTE)
Luke in Imperial Guard (SOTE)
Lando in Imperial Guard (SOTE)
Luke as a Tusken Raider (can't remember the book)
Han Solo as a Tusken Raider (same book as above)
Garrik "Face" Loran "XWing: Wraith Squadron
Kell Tainer XWing: Wraith Squadron
Rebel Vanguard: Star Wars Battlefont I & II

Same as above

Ok, I have an plan for this JJ, I will post the pics later if successful, I will send them to you directly if it is a total failure.

I want 6 of that Guard.  They are definative examples of that character. 

Hopefully I can trade a few of the Prequel figures for a few.

LMAO almost forgot about Muftak the bouncer...  I like that too.

What's funny is I want Muftak to have softgood pants for some reason, and elastic suspenders.  Easy custom if I can figure out how to make tiny pants.

Tiny sewing machine?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: July 25, 2012, 06:04 PM »
I'm good with 3 too.  Gives me something to look forward to at the movies. 

Especially since it sounds like #3 is a bridge to LOTR. If this company doing the figures gets to make The Riders of Rohan then WIN.

I just don't like waiting a year between each, especially if we know they are "in the can" so to speak.

A case of 12 and I only need 5 figures. 

7 prequel complete wastes of plastic.  Good that this is online so they don't "peg squat" like every other prequel waste of carbon footprint. 

I still don't have an Evazan or Kithaba because I'm not willing to be stuck with all the prequel "packing material" they force into the cases.

So I take it you're excited about the upcoming Jar Jar figure?  :-*


He is on the way to the house now from my order.  Watch for a giveaway....

A case of 12 and I only need 5 figures. 

7 prequel complete wastes of plastic.  Good that this is online so they don't "peg squat" like every other prequel waste of carbon footprint. 

I still don't have an Evazan or Kithaba because I'm not willing to be stuck with all the prequel "packing material" they force into the cases.

I got this at Toy Fair back in 2009 and must have buried it, cuz it just fell out of a suitcase. No reasonable offer refused. 

1 ) Endor Rebel Soldier SA Resculpt (Either a POTF2 resculpt, or the vintage figure resculpt.  I'll take either, but neither has a good modern figure)
2 ) Rebel Crewman (At Home 1 Briefing, brown uniforms, ballcaps w/diamond logos, gear box on belt, etc.)
3 ) 2 Ewoks That Hijack the AT-ST
4 ) Weequay
5 )  Lando Skiff Guard Resculpt
6 ) Han Solo Endor with Bespin Han Style Leg and no barrel chest
7 ) Human Guard That Shoots Luke's Hand
8 ) Biker Scout with the new Ball Hips so he can sit on the Bike.
9 ) Nein Numb Resculpt
10) AT-ST Driver REsculpt

I got 6 of my 10 either this year or confirmed at SDCC

Endor Rebel (vintage or potf2 resculpt)
Han Solo Endor with Ball joint hips and no barrel chest
rebel Crewman Home 1
General Madine
Human Jabba Guard that shoots Luke
Imperial Trooper with jumpsuit and DST helmet
Imperial Gunner
Mon Calamari Officer
Leia Boushh

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