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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Batman - The Dark Knight Rises
« on: December 20, 2011, 09:18 AM »
I saw the Trailer at Sherlock Holmes on Friday.  Looks like the third one will be as good as the others, though I'm skeptical o Bane as a villian.  It had heavy messaging that this was the last story - have they flat out said there will only be three?  Or are they going with the comic storyline where Bruce is broken and someone new will need to take up the mantle for the next movie?  Seems kind of a shame to just end at 3 since these latest versions have been done so well.

I remember when that first pic of Ledger as the Joker leaked how angry the internet was, and how many people were skeptical of the portrayal.  What did we end up with?  One of the greatest comic book performances of all time.  Nolan has yet to make a bad movie.  I have complete faith that he won't pull a Spidey 3 on us.

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: Disney Star Speeder 1000 playset
« on: December 12, 2011, 08:51 AM »
This thing is pretty darned cool.  The fact that you can pull that chair out and put the old Rex in there is beyond awesome.  This attention to detail is something that Hasbro should have.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
« on: October 19, 2011, 01:42 PM »
Finally got around to renting dark side of the moon this past weekend. It was playing but I can't really say I watched it.  What an unwatchable mess.  Just scene after scene of indiscernable chaos.  I honestly don't think I could tell you what it was about.
I totally agree.  They could have easily snipped a half hour from the film and hurt nothing.

I also hate the swearing and gratuitous violence in this as it is marketed to children, and it is sort of needless.

Collect All 92! / Re: Collect All 92!
« on: February 10, 2011, 10:44 AM »
Ahh....  GNT humor NEVER gets old.  ;D

Collect All 92! / Re: Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi
« on: February 10, 2011, 10:42 AM »
Fun fact:  Vintage Ben could wear Monopoly's Hat token.  Made him spiffy!

Collect All 92! / Re: Bossk
« on: October 12, 2010, 07:53 AM »
I think we all need to take a peek at the original version and give those Kenner sculptors a round of applause on this one.  There are a lot of subtle details on the costume (like those buttons on the legs and the hose on his waist) that are present but not painted.

Bossk is unique in that I think we can agree there has never been a BAD version of this character.

Now the real question is it "bawsk" or "bosskay?"  I have heard it pronounced both ways...

Collect All 92! / Re: Chewbacca
« on: August 3, 2010, 09:28 AM »
My Chewbacca got flushed down the toilet. A couple of months later when we open up the septic tank to get it emptied there he was floating at the top. Just his head and one arm sticking up. He spent the next two weeks emerged in a Coolwhip tub full of bleach. He a little green from the neck down but otherwise okay. The headless Sand Person wasn't as lucky.
And you thought it smelled bad on the outside.

Collect All 92! / Re: AT-AT Commander
« on: August 3, 2010, 09:27 AM »
Hasbro really nailed the color scheme with their TSC Veers, though I like the articulation and look of the new commander better.

Collect All 92! / Re: Han Solo
« on: June 8, 2010, 12:27 PM »
Let me take a moment to say how much I am loving this "Collect all 92" feature.  Really cool.

I love this Han.  To me this is one of the crowning jewels of the line and some of the best work Hasbro has ever done.  The proportions are dead on.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Indiana Jones 4
« on: August 26, 2006, 07:36 AM »
A MacGuffin (sometimes McGuffin or Maguffin) is a plot device that motivates the characters and advances the story, but has little other relevance to the story itself.

The Indy movies are full of them--the headpiece for the Staff of Ra, the Ark of the Covenant, the Sankara Stones, the Cross of Coronado, and the Holy Grail.

More at Wikipedia

See every artifact in POTC: DMC chest.

Work bought us Nextels for the walkie talkie feature... I never use it.  SOOOO annoying.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: August 19, 2006, 02:52 PM »
There are pics of Prime, Bumblebee, Starscream and Scorponok floating around.  What a pile of ass.  This has to be one of the easiest adaptations NOT to screw up, but it looks like they will succeed in making this a mess.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: stolen action figure - humbug
« on: August 11, 2006, 10:06 AM »
You could tape a missing ad to the milk in the breakroom...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebelscum
« on: August 10, 2006, 08:40 AM »
I'm a school administrator, and I can shed some light on the dietary changes from when we were kids.

Often, a beverage/candy company will "sponsor" a school, giving them a piece of the proceeds from all beverages sold from their machines.  Some see this as a cash cow, and it has been for a while.  Now the pendulum is swinging the other way towards healthier choices for our children.

As far as fund-raising foods for clubs and such, it is a different issue.  The companies that the schools contract with to provide meals to students often have a slim margin to profit.  Increasingly, they are seeing fund-raising and school store foods cannibalizing some of their potential lunchtime sales.  Some believe that the schools sanctioning such sales is a violation of their contract.  I know in our district, unless the food vendor is involved (aside from our High School's vocational restaurant) food cannot be sold on school grounds.  The vendor wants all $2 that Billy's mom gives him in the morning.  Hard to blame them, really.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Most hours you've worked in a week...
« on: August 8, 2006, 11:38 AM »
Over Columbus Day weekend of '04  put in 44 hours over the three days, 20 of them on Saturday into Sunday.  Salary can suck sometimes.

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