I received my two Hot Topic Land Adventurer figures today and they're awesome! The box art is is really cool and has a very vintage feel to it.
They used the same head sculpt as they did for the 40th Anniversary figures. The ******* isn't as thick as some of the Fan Club repro figs but it's better than a couple of the retail figs they put out like the Meijer figures and the Wal-Mart Deep Sea Diver.
The KFG hands rock, the Luger is a nice change to the standard Lebel revolver and another set of short black boots is a good thing. Standard camo fatigues and AT dog tag. The shoulder holster is more of a rubbery material than some of the earlier repro holsters that were harder plastic.
Overall the figure looks great. One final note on the *******, mine have more of a dark brown look to them rather than black. So standing on the shelf next to my Fan Club repro Commander and the Foreign Adventurer he looks just enough different to not be someones twin.
I've never been a big fan of tabbed browsing but after using it for a couple weeks I'm getting used to it. I haven't had any performance problems with they system in general but it has locked up and crashed (not the whole system though) at least twice since 11/7...IE6 didn't crash twice in the previous 6 months.
I don't care for the button placement either. The refresh and stop buttons are just oddly placed. They should be next to the back/forward buttons IMO.
I haven't spent a lot of time with it yet to see if any of that stuff is customizable but I'm thinking probably not. Microsoft doesn't seem to build in that level of user friendly customization.
But, if you guys don't like the interface in IE7, wait till you see Vista!!
I can't seem to find the article right now, but thought I read that MGM owned the rights to produce the film but New Line had the distribution rights?
If so, wouldn't that make it MGM's decision when picking a director and not NL?
Unless part of an agreement between NL and MGM, in order to get the movie made, put more control over that sort of thing in the hands of NL. Sort of like a licensing contract...NL would license the production rights from MGM to make the film and then distribute under their own distro rights.
I don't know about all the behind-the-scenes legality of getting a Hobbit film made but I do know one thing; I'm NOT happy about the possibility of seeing a Hobbit film that's not directed by PJ.
Besides Cindy there were 7 or 9 (I forget exactly) Tallies that were taken off the beach, including the children, before Ana and the others militarized themselves. Where did all those people go? We didn't see more evidence of them till Michael and Eko saw the childs feet walk by them in the jungle later, carrying a teddy bear. Then, that was it. Haven't heard about them since.
And I believe you're right saying Bernard is the last of the tallies. At least the last one with the large group. Everyone else that made it over to that side of the island is dead now.