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Other Toy Lines / Re: Ben 10
« on: August 5, 2006, 02:19 PM »
Since I wrote this I've seen a couple episodes and the cartoon isn't that bad.  I've also looked at some of the figures a little more since I posted and I'll probably pick up a couple.


Other Toy Lines / Re: Pirates of the Caribbean Collectibles
« on: August 4, 2006, 10:41 AM »
As much as I like the custom dios that I've seen of Star Wars I've always thought the scaled military guys were really up there when it came to customizing and scratch building things.  Them and the model railroad guys.

I looked at the box for the PotC playset and it does look like it has some cool detail and a lot of potential. 


Conventions / Re: Wizards World Chicago - 2006
« on: August 4, 2006, 01:04 AM »
They cancelled the Boston show because of the bad turnout.  I don't know why it did so badly, never looked it up.  They always have recaps of the shows on their web site but I don't think they even did that for Boston and it seems to have been completely wiped off their site now.

I PM'ed you info about Philly but I agree with Nicklab that that show has gotten better as it's gone along.  Last year seemed to be the exception from a toy standpoint but this year was one of the best for shopping IMO.

I recommend going to the Chicago show, I'm sure you'll have a good time.


Other Toy Lines / Re: Pirates of the Caribbean Collectibles
« on: August 3, 2006, 08:16 PM »
Thanks E, I appreciate it man.  :)

That's one of those goofy things I want, but ultimately if I don't get this set cheap I'll live without it too...  Just it's a good piece to fit into military dio's...  I saw a set an XD guy painted up.  Man it's nice when painted "professionally".  Very realistic. 

Cool stuff...  Thier Series 2 looks fantastic.

I think I found out why my Target wasn't clearancing the Isla Cruces playset, it's in the new action figure aisle setup.  Still selling at retail. 

It is a great looking set, though.  Do you have pictures (or a link) of the one painted up for use in a military dio?


Other Toy Lines / Re: Pirates of the Caribbean Collectibles
« on: August 2, 2006, 09:23 PM »
I didn't pay much attention to the clearanced items at Target till today.  I looked for that set you were after, Jesse, but my store was out of them.

Plenty of cleranced priced pirate ship playsets though.  My WM store loaded up with toys in the last couple of weeks.  I hadn't been in there in a while and was surprised to see how much they ramped up after the film opened.


Other Toy Lines / Ben 10
« on: August 2, 2006, 09:21 PM »
Anyone here watch the cartoon Ben 10 or has anyone been buying the toys that are out?

I noticed them at TRU a while back but never paid that much attention to them till I saw an article about them in one of the recent toy mags.  Now, with Target's new reset, they're selling the line.  Apparently it had been exclusive to TRU till now.

Anyway, the figures in the 4" scale look really cool and have some neat play features.  Not all 10 are out but they're coming as well as some playsets and whatnot.  I'm tempted to pick some of these up and I think I'll check out the cartoon.


Other Toy Lines / Re: Pirates of the Caribbean Collectibles
« on: August 1, 2006, 01:00 AM »
CNN Money had a new article a couple days ago about Zizzle.  You can check it out here:


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebelscum
« on: July 30, 2006, 06:34 PM »
I thought you had to be 13 to get on the site? 

Anyway, anyone else notice that all of a sudden Dustin is now a VIP instead of an administrator in the forums?  I thought that was interesting.  Just noticed it today but I think he was still showing as an Admin yesterday.

They wouldn't be trying to downplay the association between Dustin and would they?  His signature now says: "Official Star Wars Fan Club President"

Also says Content manager for but no mention of TFN or anymore.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Do You Tip?
« on: July 28, 2006, 12:59 AM »
If I'm in a restaurant I tip 20%, at a buffet it's usually a $1 or $2 depending. 

Bar?  I always tip the bartender.  You order a beer, toss and extra Washington his way and you're first up on the refill next time you hit the hardwood.  After that it's every couple beers and every mixed drink.

Pizza delivery guys always get a tip but I don't tip if I go and pick it up.  I usually tip for a haircut and that's definitely one where the tip is directly impacted by the job they do...more so than for a waiter/waitress or bartender or whatever.

That's about it.  I don't tip for anything else.  Beyond those situations it's just ridiculous.  I work in a "tech services" department and if I spend an hour on the phone fixing a broken network or 2 minutes telling someone to reboot I get paid the same, there's no tip for my service.  Most things, you do the job and you get paid.  If you aren't making enough, get a better job, don't ask me for extra money.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: July 27, 2006, 12:24 AM »
Opposed.  I already have plenty of plastic women on my Star Wars toy shelves.  And those "bikinis" are very unflattering.

I feel a vote of no confidence in my president's future...

   E... (starting a pro plastic redheaded revolution)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: July 26, 2006, 09:53 PM »
The redhead in the red bikini is incredible!!


Oh... you mean THIS one?  8)

Requesting entire series.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: July 24, 2006, 08:01 PM »
I'm telling Mike.

Go ahead...and don't forget to compliment his photogs on their awesome taste in women.   ;D


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: July 24, 2006, 01:57 PM »
Okay.  One of the hottest photos from ComiCon that I've seen so far was this gem with Jill Wagner and Jessica Gower from the new Spike series "Blade."

Jill Wagner is a certifiable hottie.

PS - photo from but I re-hosted.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Kevin Smith working on "Clerks" sequel
« on: July 24, 2006, 12:30 AM »
Finally saw it tonight after not being able to go Friday or Saturday nights.

Loved it.  It has somewhat of a different vibe than the first Clerks movie but some of that had to do with better acting which is definitely not a bad thing.

I agree with Bill, Elias was kind of a pain in the ass.  But the exchange between him, Randall and Kevin Weisman's (Marshall from Alias) character about LOTR was great. 

The scene towards the end between Randall and Dante was flipping brilliant.  All the rest of the standard dick and fart jokes were fine but the friendship and love storylines were very well done.   


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebelscum
« on: July 24, 2006, 12:20 AM »
You know what ticks me off? Today I saw a user who has more posts than me. He reg'd on the end of last month. He's been there for less than a month, yet has 700 posts...I'll bet his posts are high quality... ::)

Are you presuming or did you look at them(posts)? Post count..does it matter? Enough to get upset over? LOL- maybe he has more to talk about!

No, I really didn't, but that doesn't really matter. If someone posts 700 + times in under a month, do you really think they would?

I'm not fuming about it, it's just kinda funny.

Any chance it's that Adam_S character?  Cause if so, he hasn't said a useful thing yet.


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