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Collections / Re: JesseVader08's Collection
« on: November 21, 2004, 01:33 AM »


I have that same Vader thing, the ceramic one on the bottom right, but mine doesn't have a lightsaber. There doesn't seem to be a hole in his hand or anything like that, but it's exactly the same Vader, just no saber. Of course, I got mine in an ebay vintage lot a few years ago, so I'm not sure exactly what it's supposed to be... did it come with that saber?

Yeah, it came with the saber, I got it on eBay a couple of months ago.  It doesn't appear to be a licensed piece, because all it has on the bottom is the initials G.H.  I've seen a few different versions of this thing on eBay - some with eyes that light up, some with the holes in the body in different locations, and still others that seem to be just the same as mine.   I know absolutely nothing about making ceramics, but I think it must have been some sort of commercially available mold that allowed people to make them at home.  I just thought it was unique and could light up my room, so it's actually one of my favourite items.  :)

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NBA 2004/05
« on: November 21, 2004, 01:09 AM »
Now, I don't normally watch the NBA, so I'm a little ignorant about how many games are actually left in the season.  But these guys have got to be suspended for way more than 10 games!  How about a whole season?  Maybe that'll get these tough guys to realize that you can't just attack fans in the stands, no matter how stupid they're being.  Yeah, I don't know how I'd react if I had a beer thrown at me, but losing control like that is not cool.  At all.

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Yeah, would it kill them to shoulder check first?   ::)

My biggest pet peeve comes at work.  I'm a pharmacist, and a customer walks in and says, "Oh, I'm out of refills, YOU will have to call the doctor to get me more."  Excuse me, because you can't pull your head out of your ass long enough to plan ahead is not my problem.  No, YOU have to go to the doctor and get more refills.  I told you that your were out of refills 30 days ago, and you've still done nothing about it?  Get the **** out of my pharmacy.  Ah, but the customer is always right, right?  >:(

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Collections / Re: JesseVader08's Collection
« on: November 21, 2004, 12:45 AM »
OK, they're up and running, thanks for checking them out!

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Gentle Giant / Re: OT Gentle Giant Busts
« on: November 21, 2004, 12:06 AM »
Jesse, the only way to buy from SSW.com or even gentlegiant.com as a Canuck is to get them sent to someone in the US first. 

I think I'm finally starting to clue into this.  I guess I better start sucking up to these wonderful Americans.   ;D

I think getting any of the busts with a number corresponding to a film year would be really cool. Even getting Jango or a Clone # 2002 would rock.

And Dave (if I've got my username to real name corresponded correctly, jokabofe), do you think you can possibly pick your favourite out of all of those busts you've got?  Is their a favourite that really gives you a big dumb grin?  :)

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Collections / Re: JesseVader08's Collection
« on: November 20, 2004, 11:10 PM »
Oops, give me a minute, I'll try and fix it.

EDIT:  OK, I'll try and get the pics by morning.   :(

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Collections / Jesse's Collection - small update page 9
« on: November 20, 2004, 11:00 PM »
For my most recent pics, see this post here. (October 2008)






Well, even though my Star Wars room is never truly done, this is how it looks today.  We bought a house last year, and it's so great to finally have a home for everything.  But I do need to knock out a wall to the next room - I'm already out of space and still have my Micromachines boxed up.  I've just got to convince the wifey that it's a good idea - how long do you think that will take?   :)

This is actually the hallway outside my room, it just keeps growing!



Lots of glare in this pic, but it gives you an idea of the hallway from the other angle:



And a closeup of some of my favourite deluxe figs:



One of favourite sections, my Darth Vader shrine:



My one and only carded vintage figure, hopefully will be joined by more in the future:



These are some of my favourites, the Unleashed:



The Power of the Jedi line has always been my favourite, because of items like the 25th Anniversary packs:



Here's a shot of my line-up of vintage baddies and my favourite vehicle, the AT-AT:



And at another angle you can see some of other vintage stuff:



7 down, 5 to go, still working on completing my VOTC collection:



And here's the heart of my collection, about 300 modern figs here, 3 or 4 figures deep on pegboard.  This way I can rotate which figs I actually display.  Someday I'll have enough wallspace to show them all at once!



Of course, I had to get a few doubles to open:



Love that Wampa!



And my sole 12" figure, Han with his Tauntaun, a Christmas gift from my mother-in-law a couple of years ago.  And they say the in-laws are all bad...  ;)



And as a sidenote, I'm a big Bruin fan:



Hope you enjoyed.  I just received my chrome GG Vader and Jango busts, which will need a home in there somewhere:





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Additions as of Jan 2, 2005:

Time to add my recent acquisitions! 

My Christmas gift to myself:  2 Stormtrooper Mini-Busts, now comfortably with the Vader and Jango chrome busts and Luke Stormtrooper:



I've got a couple Bust-Ups, including Chewie and Han (thanx to Jeff  :)) and both Leias (thanx to freebies from GG with my Stormie busts).  Now that I've got this many, I may be forced (ouch, my rubber arm  ;)) into completing this wave, and certainly the next.



I also acquired my second unique Darth Vader bust.  I've come across both of these versions on eBay, and just can't pass up on these neat looking items - besides, they light up!  This meant I had to rearrange my Darth Vader shrine, but they look nice next to the Technic Lego Darth Vader:



I also picked up the Darth Vader Voice Changer and Deluxe Lightsaber (not shown) - hopefully next Halloween I'll be making an appearance as the Lord of the Sith.  I also picked up some ceramic mugs:



And finally, my daughter Emily posed in my SW room.  She loves to look around with me and is (usually) quite careful.  Emily = next generation Star Wars fan.  Her favourite?  Well, Princess Leia and Queen Amidala, of course!   :)




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January 21 Mini-Update:

I've added Mace Windu and Count Dooku, I must find Vader!




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Feb 15, 2005:

Gentle Giant Stormtrooper Bust-Ups 3x 3-packs from SWS.com:



Kinder Surprise Star Wars Hippos:



They are named as follows:
Leia - Prinzessin Hippeia
Luke - Luke Eiwalker
Chewie - Aubacca
Han - Happy Han
Jango -  Jango Jet  (I'm not sure why they chose Jango over Boba, he's the only non-OT figure)
C-3PO - H-IPO
Vader - Dark Laser
Obi-Wan - Obi-Wan Hippobi
R2-D2 - Erzwo Hippo
Yoda - Hippoda

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Wow.  :o

I don't know what else to say...

The dining room is amazing.  And the detail in the sculpture in the room with Han & Leia - it really makes your display shine.  Those VOTC stormtroopers are really at home in a display like this!

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Gentle Giant / Re: OT Gentle Giant Busts
« on: November 20, 2004, 10:33 PM »
Nice low #'s on your Jango and Vader BTW.

Yeah, I was pretty happy with those #'s.  But it seems odd how people seem to be getting #'s that are all over the spectrum.  Getting a low # doesn't really seem to indicate at what time during the release I actually got it.  Strange.

Actually, there are 5 different poses, but I wasn't impressed with the 5th one so I just display the 4. So I still have 2 "extra" stormtroopers in my closet, 'cause I bought 6 total.

Buying a few a time would be the smart way to go, especially after seeing what I paid for shipping.  SWS.com charged me 23.95 US, then FedEx charged me $41.57 CDN  (about $32 US) for brokerage fees (duty and garbage).  At least buying a few at a time might make it seem worth the expense - buying across the border is tough on my Canadian wallet!   :-\

If you ever wanna get rid of one of those stormies for say...real real cheap or even free, put me on the list.

Kevin

Oh, yeah, me too!   :D

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Gentle Giant / Re: OT Gentle Giant Busts
« on: November 20, 2004, 09:23 PM »
That is an absolutely awesome collection!  My Vader and Jango busts arrived the other day, and I've totally fallen in love with these things.  They're so detailed and surprisingly heavy.  I have to say though that I'm definitely a bigger fan of the busts that have arms included, they add so much to the "drama" of the poses.  My Vader is # 1041 and Jango is # 0609.



Those Stormtroopers look great.  4 different poses, eh?  Hmmm...

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Feedback / Re: Nataku's feedback
« on: November 18, 2004, 11:30 PM »
Jeff introduced me to the world of GG Bust-Ups.  Fast and friendly, thanks so much Jeff!   :)

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Kubricks / Re: Custom Star Wars Kubricks
« on: November 17, 2004, 02:30 PM »
Those are incredible.  The Snowtrooper is my favourite, but the Death Star Gunner and Ackbar are really good too.   8) 

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Other Collectibles / Re: Master Replica Stormtrooper Blaster
« on: November 16, 2004, 12:42 AM »
Alas, I'll never be able to get this because MR can't ship replica weapons to Canada.  It's a real shame, because it looks like a beauty.   You must be pretty proud of that piece of art, especially with that dazzling mirror base!

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Collections / Re: Chronicling the construction of my Collection Room
« on: November 16, 2004, 12:22 AM »
It's so much fun to see how these projects come together!  I recently finished my Star Wars room, which took me a few months to do.  I don't have nearly enough room (but do we ever?), but overall I'm pretty pleased with it.  Funny thing is though, that you're never really done because there's always new acquisitions to add!  That being said, it sure feels good when you finally release your toys from their "cardboard prisons" after having them stored for so many years.   Keep up the great work and continue to show us the changes you may make!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Stupid **** From the Internet Thread.
« on: November 14, 2004, 08:47 PM »
Wow, that hit a little too close to home  ;D

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