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12" Figures / 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

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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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Watto's Junk Yard / Place your bets...Hulk
« on: May 19, 2003, 10:09 AM »
No I am not going to smack off about my mad skillz, but...

Walked into Wal-Mart this morning and was greeted by a wall of green figures, there are two different ones and like the ones at Target and TRU appear to be going nowhere fast.

How long before Wal-Mart finally gets rid of these Pegwarming radioactive figures (I still see Grinch figs at TRU every year)

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Toy Reviews / Mace Windu Total Control
« on: May 14, 2003, 09:16 PM »
Just wanted to direct everyone's attention to the JediDefender newest staff members first review for us...welcome Jesse James and take a look at what he has to say!



http://www.jedidefender.com/review.php

No comments on fingers or whatnot since I took the pics  :-*

I tend to agree with a lot you say Jesse the action feature while kind of lame looking actually is really fun to play with.

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Watto's Junk Yard / What's Your Ethnicity?
« on: May 14, 2003, 09:09 PM »
It is always interesting to me to see where people have come from in the world.  And to show how much of a melting pot the USA (and Canuckia) actually are...

My Great-Great Grandparents were all immigrants, my Great-Great Grandfather worked for the King of Sweden at one time

Anyway I'm 100% Scandanavian

1/2 Finnish
3/8 Swedish
1/8 Norwegian

My wife's ancestry is 100% German, so my son is:

1/2 German
1/4 Finnish
3/16 Swedish
1/16 Norwegian

The Finns are sort of an odd group of people, they have a language that is almost totally from the rest of Europe

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Watto's Junk Yard / $20 Bill, $20 Bill!
« on: May 13, 2003, 04:14 PM »


Looks sweet!

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Feedback / jadesfire's feedback
« on: May 13, 2003, 01:22 PM »
Made a sale to Beth and it went very well.  Sh'es top notch in my book!

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Hey Hasbro! / Fix the Case Assortments...AGAIN
« on: May 12, 2003, 01:41 PM »
You had it pretty much right during the POTJ days, you screwed it up again during the last part of last year.  Release figures only in on wave and only in one case, there is no need to repack cases again and again with the same pegwarmers...

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Watto's Junk Yard / How Many States Have You Been To?
« on: May 9, 2003, 10:26 AM »
I guess the Canuckians can play as well just insert Province (or Territory) for State

Flying to an airport does not count :-*

I've been to (32):

Minnesota
North Dakota
South Dakota
Wyoming
Montana
Idaho
Washington
Oregon
California
Nevada
Arizona
Utah
Nebraska
Iowa
Wisconsin :'(
Illinois
Michigan (UP and LP)
Indiana
Ohio
Pennsylvania
New York
Massachusetts
Rhode Island
Kentucky
Tennessee
Missouri
Kansas
Oklahoma
Arkansas
Alabama
Georgia
Hawaii

Which Leaves (18)
Alaska
New Mexico
Texas
Louisiana
Mississippi (Although I've peed in the Mighty Miss so part of me has been to LA and MS ;))
Florida
North Carolina
South Carolina
Virginia
West Virginia
Maryland
Delaware
Vermont
Connecticut
New Hampshire
Maine
New Jersey
Colorado

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Watto's Junk Yard / Best CD's of the 90's
« on: May 9, 2003, 09:59 AM »
I'll name my top 5, you can list as many as you want...No real order but these 5 are my cream of the 90's crop

Tom Petty ~ Wildflowers



I broke up with a pretty serious girlfriend in 1996, I must have listened to this CD 200 times, it deals with loss of love, how crappy it makes you feel and how everything will be alright.  Tom's guitar work is amazing and the classic video moment (weeks later Snoop Dogg was blanketing the airwaves  ::))

"So let me get to the point, lets roll another reaara"  

Alice in Chains ~ Jar of Flies



This is an EP so there are only 7 songs on here and 1 is an instrumental.  The 6 songs together though are some of the greatest songs I have ever heard, Layne's lament of spiraling into a hopeless addiction is very evident.  Another CD I could listen to for hours and hours

Smashing Pumpkins ~ Siamese Dream



One of those discs that doesn't have a bad track on it from beginining to the end every song is just balls on solid rock.  How it all lays out and blaneds from song to song is an amazing collection of art.  That to me is one of the greatest parts about CD's too.  This was a staple in the disc changers while playing thousands of games of Sega NHL Hockey.  I abosuletly love this CD

Pearl Jam ~ No Code



Not everyone's favorite Pearl Jam CD, but it is mine.  Kind of goes back to Siamese Dream, the first string of 6 songs are all amoungst my favorite PJ songs:

Sometimes
Hail, Hail
Who You Are (I wish they would still play this in concert)
In My Tree
Smile
Off He Goes

The B-Side of the Record is full of some great gems as well, a lot of fans hate this one, one of their worst sellers, I still remember lining up at Best Buy at midnight and listening to No Code all night long.   :'(

Soul Asylum ~ Grave Dancers Union



This CD will always have a special place in my heart...a really special place :-*  

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Kubricks / Show me Your Kubes!
« on: May 6, 2003, 02:10 PM »


Intrigued?

Stay Tuned! :-*

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Send your Wish List for 10[/i] 3 3/4" Figures to me or post them here, be it new figures, resculpts or even re-releases and I'll tally the votes.  After two to three weeks of list taking I'll publish the results and we will move on to the next movie.  Continuing on down the road I am inviting one and all to turn in your Wishlists for the middle movie of the Original Trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back.  Hoth, Bespin, Dagobah, Bounty Hunters and Wampas fill this fan favorite full of great background and main characters.  Feel free to send in your lists via e-mail: spearson@jedidefender.com or post them here.

If you need help coming up with names check out the Official Sites Databank:   Episode IV.  Also check out Red 6 for even more great charcters (and petition supporters) :P

Have fun and thanks for sending in your lists (remember to limit it to ten)!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Doctor Jones...DVD's This November!!!
« on: May 6, 2003, 10:26 AM »
Welp, they finally made it official, the Indiana Jones DVD's will be coming to DVD this Fall.  Something just leapt to the top of my Christmas list!!!

http://www.indianajones.com/

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Watto's Junk Yard / Whatever Happened to...
« on: May 5, 2003, 04:17 PM »
This thread is dedicated to: Mike and Wayne Johnson, Chris and Nick Frank, Dana and Eric Larson etc etc

Ever wonder what happened to your Star Wars buddies from childhood.  The above guys were guys I either collected with or role played with.  

I wonder if they are still into as much as I am?  
Would they think it was cool if they saw my collection now?
What made them stop collecting?
I wonder if they have bought any of the modern stuff?

The SW craze during the early 80's was huge and we represent a small fraction of those that have survived, how many sleeping giants are still out there unaware that this world even exists?

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Watto's Junk Yard / What did you want to be growing up?
« on: April 25, 2003, 11:21 AM »
I went through about three or four dream jobs before I settled down in high school of what I wanted to be and do....

#1 Paleontologist

I was a dinosaur junky when I was a kid, I loved the big lizards more than anything for a while.  My parents bought me a set of the World Books (put out by some encylcopedia company) and I would read the Dinosaur one endlessly.  I still remember when the dude who sold us the books came and showed me that volume, I never knew these things ever even existed.  Oh to be four again!  The Dinosaur fettish changed into...

#2 Astronaut/Astronomer

Porbably a product of the Space Shuttle program but what kid I guess didn't want to be an astronaut I guess.  There is a local Omni-Theater here (kind of like IMAX only round) and they would show space movies a lot of the time.  I was enthralled by the notion of going to space.  I still am actually but realize it probably won't happen for a long time.  I don't think most kids though wanted to be astronomers.  Just shows what kind of geek I was I guess :)  Again, I would read endless books and trivia on the planets and stars for days on end, I joined a local star watching group and would go out in fields and watch meteor showers and look through telescopes with them (I think I was around 10)  The joy of space never has really left me and is a large part of why I enjoyed Star Wars I guess.  That is still there inside me and why I still do like Star Wars!

#3 Archeologist

This one may have something to do with Indiana Jones but not likely because I don't think I ever saw the movies until Temple of Doom and that was after the obsession.  Again, the local science museum had a mummy/Egyptian exhibit and that quickly became my favorite place to go even before the dinosaur bones.  

#4 Chemist

Notice a trend here :)  Somewhere in 8th or 9th grade I decided I really loved Chemistry, the reactions, the mixing of acids and bases, the cool little Junior High experiments caught the geek in me and never let go.  Somewhere in High School I realized I could make 2 times as much money by being a Chemical Engineer and that is the way I went and have never really looked back

One common theme in everything here though is my love of all things science, core raw science.  It is a still one of my true passions, I love reading about astronmy and physics, the works of Carl Sagan and theoretical universe type stuff.  I still love looking at dinosaurs and watching FOX's mummy shows.  I hope my son is into this stuff too because I can't wait to share in some of those eureka moments


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