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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: September 13, 2010, 01:59 AM »
European BMW ad:


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« on: September 11, 2010, 03:06 PM »

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As a toy line, the vintage line was definitely made to interact with EVERYTHING though.  It was all made with only the play pattern in mind, while modern stuff can be made with just that one specific figure's "purpose" in mind, or the vehicle being designed for just one thing.

Bingo. It reached the pinnacle with AOTC's gimmick figures and sculpts that couldn't even sit down, but a lot of stuff throughout the modern era is pretty one-note.

Vintage was a better toy line. Because I liked to be able to put Chewie in the X-Wing. If you have to ask why I would want to, I wonder if you were ever really a kid.


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« on: August 14, 2010, 11:20 PM »


Picked up from a booth at C5, recommended by both of the guys there.

Twenty years after her death, Catherine Lucille Moore (19111987) remains one of the most influential female fantasy authors of all time. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Moore published her first story in Weird Tales  in 1933, where it met with immediate success and earned praise from contemporaries such as H.P. Lovecraft. In a time when female authors were still marginalized and practically unheard of in genre fiction, Catherine hid her gender by publishing under the name C.L. Moore. She proceeded to write high-profile stories for Weird Tales and Astounding  for the next decade, earning particular acclaim for her characters Jirel of Joiry, the first strong female protagonist in the sword and sorcery genre, and daring spaceman Northwest Smith. Moore met science fiction author Henry Kuttner in 1936 when he wrote her a fan letter, mistakenly believing her to be a man, and in 1940 the two were married. Together the couple collaborated on numerous stories and scripts for television shows under their own names and at least 17 pseudonyms, of which Lewis Padgett and Keith Hammond are the most recognized. In 1998 C. L. Moore was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

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There will be new deleted scenes, foremost of which being the "lightsaber construction" scene: http://www.theblurayblog.com/2010/08/video-star-wars-blu-ray-return-of-the-jedi-deleted-scene-debut/ I assume that's only the beginning of a longer scene.

Wonder if we will get the sandstorm scene.

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Leaving Wednesday afternoon, should be there around dinner time. woo!

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: The Street Date Debate
« on: August 9, 2010, 12:52 PM »
If it was truely inflation, the 25cents comic book in 1977 should cost 87cents now but for some reason they are $3.99.


Production values and cost of materials, I think. Comics today are on glossy paper instead of the pulpy newsprint they used in the 70s, the ink is higher quality and much more detailed, etc.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: General Vehicle Discussion Thread
« on: August 9, 2010, 12:47 PM »
I'm really hoping it's just the package tinting and not a "dirty" variant.

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TV-9D9 / Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
« on: August 9, 2010, 12:43 PM »
It can't be that hard. If Stargate, Star Trek, B5, and dozens of other sci-fi shows can pull it off, George can pull it off. He just needs to dial back the effects about 75% and get used to a lot of rubber-forehead aliens instead of a brand-new CGI menagerie every episode. It's just the nature of the beast.

Or follow the Spartacus approach and film on a handful of interior sets with location shots filled in with CGI. That's pretty much what he did for the prequels anyway.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: General Vehicle Discussion Thread
« on: August 1, 2010, 11:45 PM »
Cool to see a rerelease, but por que on the green trim? Legion colors? Anyone know what the card in the pic is supposed to say?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« on: July 30, 2010, 03:50 AM »

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: The Street Date Debate
« on: July 30, 2010, 02:57 AM »
I'm siding with what Jesse wrote back on page 3 ... a street date is a street date, and misguided in this case or not, it's really no different from putting out CDs, DVDs, etc before they're supposed to be sold. That **** would never fly in the electronics department, although I realize toys are much further down the priority list for store managers. But just because some stores have broken the street date (probably unintentionally on the part of lower-level employees) is no reason for Hasbro to just say "Screw it" and let them keep it all out on the pegs.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW "ARC Troopers" Battle Pack
« on: July 30, 2010, 02:05 AM »
I think it's great that there's a sort of evolution. I can't picture (in a Star Wars galaxy sort of sense) the clone helmets just going straight from Phase I to Phase II.

Well yeah, but II is already an intermediary stage between I and the OT. How many additional "missing links" do we need?

What's Neyo's helmet supposed to be then, if PHase 1 is AOTC style, and Phase 2 is ROTS style?  ???

Neyo's is way out there...  Then there's the Marine's uniforms.  The "Scout" armor from Kashyyyk...

I think the armor's a constantly evolving thing in the war, ultimately.  New stuff developed for new reasons.  Some legions in the outer rim could be fighting up till the end in the Phase 1 simply because they don't get resupplied as fast or often.  You never know, ya know?

I'm all for specialization/customization, but it's getting to a point where a lot of new guys like the flamethrower trooper look nothing like a clone trooper at all, in color or design.

There's meant to be a core iconic look for the Republic Army, and you can't tell me that the average Joe on the street (in-universe or out of, for that matter) would know that that's supposed to be a clone trooper without being told.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW "ARC Troopers" Battle Pack
« on: July 23, 2010, 11:25 PM »
So it's the Phase II armor with the extended helmet fin from Phase I? So what the heck is this--Phase I.5?

...and yes, I realze I've become that humorless guy too mired in continuity to appreciate anything new anymore. :-\

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: July 21, 2010, 05:00 PM »
Can't find many good pictures, but this is Zuleikha Robinson from Rome and Lost.






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