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Be it your spouse, your family, your other non-SW friends?

My buddies tease me incessantly about my "On-Line Star Wars buddies" even though we belong to a group of "On-Line Fantasy Football Buddies" as I like to point out.  I like to point out little know facts and cool things I pick up here, show them some of the latest new toys coming out etc.

I sometimes talk with my wife about a humorous incident that happened or Matt's Bulky Sweater but usually about the time her eyes glaze over I stop and then she teases me a little

Watto's Junk Yard / JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« on: June 6, 2003, 10:35 AM »
I just finsihed on the plane ride home yesterday The Silmarillion[/i] which is history of Elves in Middle Earth.  The thing is epic in proportion and may be my all time favorite book.  It is a very difficult read though.  There are like 200 names you need to keep track of so I was only able to read 3-4 pages a night.  The whole world that Tolkien created to supplement the history of LOTR is so rich and detailed and stunning.  You really have no idea until you read it all.  The gods, the elves, men, what went wrong etc etc  You can see some really cool almost Biblical connotations throughout the book...why do we die and is better to die than it would be to live forever?  It will definitely require a second reading just to make sure I have it all down and it will go a lot quicker then next time

Next up is Breakfast of Champions[/i] by Kurt Vonnegut.  I read this back in college but probably did not appreciate it very much so I am rereading it. :-*  

After that I am not sure what I will go for, I may dive back into the Hobbit or I may go onto something else entirely.

Saga '02-'04 / Has the Hoth Han Ad Been Released Yet?
« on: June 6, 2003, 10:11 AM »
I paged through a few comics this last week but didn't see it?  Anyone spotted it yet?

I'm going to frame this baby!

The Prequel Trilogy / Tarkin
« on: May 30, 2003, 02:37 PM »
The latest Homing Beacon also features Tarkin in the corner (As did the last one).  I read somewhere that Chewie was featured in 2 Homing Beacon Corners before he was announced as coming back for Episode III...

I think our man may not be too far behind and something I have been wanting to see forever...yes sir I will build you a Death Star

The Prequel Trilogy / Anakin and Padme...
« on: May 30, 2003, 02:32 PM »
New spoilerish stuff from the Latest Homing Beacon

As an artist and director, Iain McCaig keeps a busy schedule with his own creative projects. When Episode II entered pre-production, there was some question as to whether or not heíd return to the Art Department team that helped envision George Lucasí growing Star Wars universe. McCaig did indeed come back, but the same question arose when Episode III started down the conceptual development path. Once again, McCaig found that he couldnít resist the call to return to the galaxy far, far away.

"Itís an artist thing," laughs McCaig. "Whatever you make -- itís corny to say -- but they actually are your children in some ways. Helping create Anakin and Padmé in Episode I, I couldnít abandon them after that. I needed to know what happened and see them through to their final moments. You want to accompany your kids as far as you can go."

Episode III is the final chapter detailing what fans already know is a bleak resolution for Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala. The Chosen One succumbs to the call of the dark side, with disastrous consequences for those he loves. McCaig notes satisfaction with the way this transformation currently exists, as words on the script pages and accompanying artwork.

"In Episode I, when we saw Jake Lloyd, we wondered whereís the dark side? Why isnít this kid creepy?" recounts McCaig. "And then, in Episode II, Hayden Christensen came across as a justifiably angry teenager more than a kid who crosses over to the true dark side. Killing the Sand People... they killed his mom! I could go mad and do something like that. So, I kept waiting for the dark side to take hold. In this film, you realize, itís more about Anakin making the wrong choices. Heís given a glorious moment by George -- Iím so happy with part of the script -- where he truly has to make a choice. In the end, I think thatís a smarter way to go than a slow transformation. Itís more tragic this way."

Tragedy follows the beautiful Amidala as well. Since Episode I, McCaig has helped develop Padméís intricate costumes, which often serve as reflections of her political position, and where she is in her life. "What are we wearing this year in Star Wars?" smiles McCaig. "In Episode I, she was the Queen, and she was wearing disguises. I once said she should be able to slip out of the back of the costume, and youíd never know she was gone. Ironically, in this one, sheís back to wearing disguises. As well as now hiding this marriage to a Jedi, which is not allowed, she has to hide the fact that sheís going to have babies. All of the costumes had to disguise these facts."

Saga '02-'04 / Prototypes
« on: May 29, 2003, 11:13 AM »
I'm not into these at all but a lot of the Asian eBayers seem to have serious connections at the factory or know places that do good fakes cause they always have a ton...

Anyone collect them?

I saw this auction for a Prototype Jorg Sacul this morning

I would guess it will go for big bucks...we shall see

Watto's Junk Yard / I broke MisterPL's Signature...
« on: May 27, 2003, 05:07 PM »
Last Saturday I had imbibed a few (four) Guinness in a few hours, and thought I'd hop on the forums, for some reason I vaguely remember this post but I did post it at Rebelscum

my father will know how to......

I apologize to MisterPL

Watto's Junk Yard / My new love...Chipotle Burritos
« on: May 27, 2003, 02:22 PM »
These are fairly new to Minnesota and there is one right down the road from my house...I cannot say how much I love this place.

I usually go for the Barbacoa (spicy shredded beef) with hot Salsa, Black beans, Sour Cream and Cheese and then add in some Chipotle Tabasco for good measure.  

Sure its fast food and sure they are owned by Satan but if you haven't tried it, you are missing out!

Saga '02-'04 / Rerelease Leia, Han and Darth Maul Carded
« on: May 27, 2003, 10:52 AM »
Another new carded image, this time its the rerelease of Leia from ANH

I'm getting it only because I preordered the case.  I love these new cards more and more though

Thanks to mimidog4428 for the image!

JD Sports Forum! / Fishing
« on: May 23, 2003, 02:43 PM »
I don't think I have ever seen a topic on any other message board on the fine sport of fishing so this may go down in flames.  Any one here fish?  Bass fishing opens here tomorrow and I hope to get down to my folks house and throw a line in the Mississippi

They live around a 1/4 mile from the river in one of the best Smallmouth Bass spots in North America so I guess I am a little spoiled there but I usually go on two or three trips a year.  Last winter I went up to Lake of the Woods on the Canuckian/Minnesota border and cleaned up on the walleyes, this summer will consist of a trip to northen MN and possibly a night on the Mississippi catfishing.

Watto's Junk Yard / Ever Walk Out of A Movie?
« on: May 22, 2003, 11:00 AM »
I've come close:

Bridges of Madison County my ex-girly wanted to go see this, she hated it too so I was like why are we here

Dracula  The plot made no sense and it was as scary as Scooby Doo and the Harlem Globetrotters. I thought this was the worst movie of all time until I saw...

Batman and Robin  The only reason me and wifey didn't leave was beacuse I was laughing so hard at how bad everything was...I felt bad for Geroge Clooney cause I think he is a good actor.  I think we went to the buck theater with awesome corn so we stayed and had a hoot

Saga '02-'04 / How Long Will Hasbro Make 3 3/4"
« on: May 21, 2003, 03:03 PM »
Throw me in the category of: I don't see this line in its current incarnation going 2 or 3 years past Episode III (which is around 2008)

This is due to the already waning interest in the line
Hasbro's losing money already hand over fist
Making everything possible

What do you all think, do you actually think the line will make it until 2015 or whenever the license is good for or was Hasbro just trying to lengthen the contract to lessen the financial burden

Something I keep thinking of though is the Wizard of Oz, you can go into to toy stores and still find some incarnation of the fearsom foursome...comic heroes are all over 50 years old too...

Watto's Junk Yard / This one's for Brent
« on: May 20, 2003, 04:02 PM »

Saw this article and thought of someone I know up north

The Bug Guy may be coming to a classroom near you

1:6 Scale Figures and Collectibles / 12" Leia on Speeder
« on: May 20, 2003, 12:12 PM »
Found this picture on eBay...last I heard she was a Target exclusive...I wonder if she is still coming?

Leia on Speeder

Saga '02-'04 / Luke and Darth: A New Hope...What are they?
« on: May 20, 2003, 09:48 AM »
A month or so ago TPU posted a retailer order sheet which contained a new Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader separate from the ROTJ versions.  Kebco recently posted the same bit of news but added that they were from ANH.

Are they repacks or are they new figures.  And if they are repacks, which ones do you think they are?

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