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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebelscum
« on: January 1, 2006, 02:45 PM »


Does anyone know the story? I've known Rayne for a couple years, and needless to say, I highly doubt his suspension was called for. He's been a great asset to the forums there and is a great guy.

Rayne is known for swearing a lot and in the Rochester, NY threads has a tendency to slip the word filters and get things in.  Apparently Myatt caught it and suspended him for it.  Curto, who usually mods that board, usually just cuts out stuff like that when he sees it but he didn't get to that one first this time.

Rayne also has a history of calling a spade a spade, and he doesn't have a problem telling people they're stupid when, in fact, they are being stupid.  So, I wouldn't be surprised if someone flagged him in.

Either way, this was posted today: Rayne re-instated.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebelscum
« on: December 30, 2005, 08:02 PM »
You know, I kind of disagree with you on OfficialPix.  That's actually a business and they provide a service, getting guests to shows, private signings, etc.  That I can respect, but trying to profit from a "fan" site?  That I don't like.  I even was pissed when started charging for access with their Hyperspace initiative.

I realize that technically a site like RS and a company like OP are the same, providing a service, but in my mind one's a legitimate business (OP) and the other isn't.  I think of RS (and all the other sites like JD and GH) as news sites and fan sites...things I think of as being free.  Putting up some ad banners to get click-throughs is one thing, you're helping support good dealers that further the hobby of your readers and it allows the site to keep running.  This new, obnoxious crapware they've got?  That's going over the top.

Sending out emails was the first step, guess we should have seen this one coming.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebelscum
« on: December 30, 2005, 07:31 PM »
Of course, Philip did get quoted basically saying he should have supported another property like LOTR because Jackson and the licensees were more in touch with fan sites over the LOTR license than SW Licensees are.

I've seen you, or one of the other guys here, post about that before and found it pretty funny that someone who is supposedly such a big SW fan was mad because he didn't jump on another properties bandwagon. 

I guess in business you have to jump on what's hot to make some scratch but this all should just be a hobby.  If you want to run a business, run a business and make something, don't sponge off other people's fandom by just being associated with George Lucas' vision.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebelscum
« on: December 30, 2005, 07:24 PM »
Anyone know where that kid is?  I have a lot of connections, maybe I could call in some favors, have someone toss him a beatin'.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebelscum
« on: December 30, 2005, 12:31 PM »
Do you mean to say they've sunk to an all time low?


Apparently.  Next thing you know we'll have the RebelScum Rootkit that renders all other SW news sites and forums useless on your computer.

I posted in the forum feedback section.  Apparently it's to add more income to the site to keep in running.  In other words, now that SW has left the movie theater they need to do something to keep the cash coming in as fans start to leave the hobby.  Whatever.
That goes along with some of the recent polls; would you buy Stargate collectibles?  How about Battlestar Galatica and Star Trek?  Sounds like a big, "what site should we start next to make more money now that this horse has been flogged" poll.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebelscum
« on: December 30, 2005, 09:35 AM »
Okay, did anyone else notice these annoying "Vibrant Media" spam links on RS today?  What a worthless piece of **** that thing is.

It's ridiculous.  It turns every news page on RS into an advertisement to buy something.  Even the Question Mark section.  It used to be that software had to be installed on your local computer for that type of thing to work...and THAT was all malware that we were finally able to do away with using programs like Ad-Aware and Spybot.  But not this insidious thing. 



Other Toy Lines / Re: Marauder Inc.
« on: December 23, 2005, 01:16 AM »
I want to customize a squad of Colonial Marines just so I have an excuse to buy that insane pulse rifle.

Any chance these guys could do some 1:6 stuff?   ;D


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebelscum
« on: December 22, 2005, 12:53 AM »
Oh well, they'll get backlash from the info leaking onto the net. Just like Playmates did with their 1301 figures!!

1701.  Good God, woman, if there had only be 1301 figures there would have been rioting in the streets!!!   ;D


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: nip/tuck
« on: December 21, 2005, 12:09 PM »
With everything else that happened in the last 30 minutes, the cliffhanger of "What's wrong with Julia's baby?" seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle.  Can't wait until next season.

BTW -- did anyone see the promo for Rescue Me?  I can't believe we have to wait until June for new episodes >:(

The baby problem kind of got lost, but looks like the thread that will tie next season together. 

And yes, I saw the promo for Rescue Me and it's killing me we have to wait till June.  But, we have The Shield coming in a couple weeks so that'll hold us over.  And I think that new show Thief with Andre Braugher (SP?) looks interesting.

As for last night's episode, when they came back from the break at 11 there was a shot of different people removing the Carver mask and the last one to do it was Christian.  And then he got this odd smile on his face like he knew something we didn't...I sat there for a minute and was thinking oh, ****, it's going to be Christian.

Anyone else catch that?

Oh, and I have a question; When did Gina get carved?  Did I miss that somewhere?  When did that happen?


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ever said someone else's name?
« on: December 21, 2005, 01:23 AM »
Ha!  At least your's is short.  Our phone script:

"Customer Service Center, this is Eric.  May I have your employee serial number please?"

I'll get to the point of saying my name, stop, and then there's this awkward silence before I say I'm sorry and just ask "what's up?"


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebelscum
« on: December 21, 2005, 01:19 AM »
Hal Jordan Green lantern figure.


Ouch.  Yeah, I can see how that would T-off some collectors.  Still, not a reason to pack in the whole collection and move on.

Even though the SW line has some harder to get exclusives, I'm still glad we haven't been exposed to chase figures or releases like this.  The Toy Fair Vader is probably the closest example and even that was offered to Fan Club members eventually.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: nip/tuck
« on: December 21, 2005, 01:13 AM »
The show has had some issues with continuity in the past.  You don't really always know how much time has passed.  You think it's only a couple days and it's been months or reversed; you think it's been months and it's like three days went by.

I'm sure the Matt thing will come up next season.  Remember the whole hit-n-run storyline?  That played out over a long time.  I'm drawing a blank right now but there was another plot involving Matt that just went away and never came up again IIRC. 

Almost like the writers got to a point and were like "oops, we can't do that, quick, no one mention it again and that'll fix the glitch."

Still, nip/tuck, one of the best shows ever.


Other Toy Lines / Re: Gentle Giant Clash of the Titans!!
« on: December 21, 2005, 12:57 AM »
I've seen picutres of these somewhere before.  Might have been in one of the magazines like ToyFare or Tomart's maybe.

They do look really good.  I have a couple of complaints about GG but none of them relate to the quality of their product. 

Looking at those pictures, though, gives me the sudden urge to go buy CotT and watch it.  I haven't seen that film in a few years.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ever said someone else's name?
« on: December 21, 2005, 12:47 AM »
That's why you guys should date girls who are all the same name.  It makes life a lot easier.

I dated three girls in a row that were all named Jennifer.  I highly recommend not doing that.  I could never date another girl with that name now.    ;)

As for the wrong name thing; I've never done that but to this day when my phone rings at home I have this urge to answer it using this stupid "phone script" that we used at the support desk at IBM.  And I haven't worked there in 8 years.  But saying that stupid thing 40, 50 or even 60 times a day for 5 years really beats it into you.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: nip/tuck
« on: December 21, 2005, 12:38 AM »
My money is on them coming back some time in the future.  The ending had that whole "Silence of the Lambs" vibe to it. 

Two seasons form now someone will be eating brains out of patients heads and it'll all be on again.   ;D


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