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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: BigBadToyStore on entrepreneur.com...
« on: November 14, 2005, 07:31 PM »
I agree Eric, I like BBTS a lot...  Good company and they really have been a great stop for military toys too.  They practically put Small Blue Planet out of business I think (given SBP's track record at times though it's no wonder really).

SBP had a terrible rep for way overcharging on items.  And they weren't speedy shippers either.  I think I only ordered from them, maybe, one time back when they were blowing out some 1:6 21st figures.  Matter of fact, I think they may have been SBP exclusives but they were cleaning them out for like $5 a pop.

Anyway, companies like BBTS definitely had to eat into their business with fast, cheap shipping and offering some of the same items.  There have been some other on-line toy companies that have gone out of business that I was sad to see go but SBP wasn't one of them.

On a happier note, I'd also recommend killertoys.com.  I ordered some of my GG busts and Maquettes from there and they had good service, shipping and prices.  They're usually my secon stop after BBTS.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: BigBadToyStore on entrepreneur.com...
« on: November 11, 2005, 03:55 PM »
That's awesome.  BBTS.com is one of my first stops anytime I'm looking for something, especially if it's an Asian toy like Kubricks and whatnot.  He had to raise shipping when things got expensive this year but up till then it was $4.95 flat rate, you can't beat that!

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I'm almost going to miss that Greenday101/yaddle character.  He inspired three CC.com top 10 lists I did.

 ;D

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What do you buy at the Movie Snack Counter?
« on: October 4, 2005, 10:38 AM »
I realize concessions are the way theaters make money, but they're just too expensive.

I agree with you.  The theater here in Ithaca, NY kind of sucks.  Small seats, mediocre screens and terrible sound.  $8.75 for a movie (it's $6 and change for a matinee).

This summer I went to the movies to see something and I went by myself.  I had  a craving for popcorn so I ordered a medium tub and a bottled water...$9.50.  I almost **** myself.  I was pissed.  Walked into the theater and in less than 5 minute dropped $20. 

That was the first time in 4 years I'd bought anything from the concession stand and, needless to say, it's the last time I ever will.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'Lost' - Season Two
« on: September 29, 2005, 01:19 PM »
I sort of wasn't paying attention but in last nights episode, when Mike was saying goodbye to the young Walt, was that a polar bear he pulled out of the bag?  Because, if so, that's the second time we've seen polar bears associated with Walt.  The first being in the comic book on the island.

And I also believe that the people that Jin ran into were the people from the tail section, not the Others.  I read a short article about it because of the actresses that's coming on the show...Michelle Rodriguez.  Supposedly the tail section people didn't get along as well as the rest of the survivors.
 
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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: September 29, 2005, 11:54 AM »
Ahhhh...  New pictures of Keira Knightley from Esquire

Edit:  Unfortunately, we can't show the boobies here...         :-[


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: September 6, 2005, 03:58 PM »
Yeah, Kris Benson's wife, he's a starting pitcher here for the NY Mets.  If you ask me, I think she's seriously overrated to the point of being annoying.

Yeah, but she's still hot.  I liked the interview she did where she said that if Kris ever cheated on her she'd sleep with the entire Mets roster.

I bet guys on that team were sending hookers to his hotel room all over the US after that.  ;)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: August 25, 2005, 04:31 PM »
I've seen the UPN show Veronica Mars only about 3 times...but it only took the first 5 minutes to know that Kristen Bell is a Grade A Hottie:



Since Time Warner refuses to add UPN to the local cable network, I'm anxiously awaiting the DVD release of season 1 to get my fix...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's the worst job you've ever held?
« on: August 25, 2005, 02:55 PM »
Capital Telecommunications, Inc. (CTI) in York, PA.  Worst company ever.

It was fine for about the first year then the owner lost his mind.  When you got to work in the morning you never knew if he was going to be:

 "George, the cool boss that buys a round at the bar and loans you money because he heard your mom was sick"

or

"GVK, the bipolar schitzophrenic who would yell and swear at you while hopping up and down inventing reasons to hate you."

I gutted it out for about a year and a half after everything went sideways.  I used to go through a huge bottle Rolaids every month during the last year there.  Then I quit and worked at Lowe's for the summer before moving back to NY.  It's been 4 years since I left CTI and I haven't touched a Rolaids since then.  

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Favorite cuss word?
« on: August 25, 2005, 02:47 PM »
My favorite word is ****. 

Bitch is a close second.

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Interesting topic.

The most I've dropped on any 1 item is the $325 for the Code 3 Republic Gunship.

I have a couple items in the $150 range...mostly carded vintage and the FAO Shuttle.  And I think I paid around $225 for my boxed vintage shuttle.

I much prefer a good bargain though. 

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The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: August 24, 2005, 04:40 PM »
I only own one figure from this series, Gambit, but I really would like to put together the Sentinal.  I'm thinking I'll have a lot of extra, loose figures this time next month...

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS DVD 3-Packs!
« on: August 22, 2005, 04:50 PM »
The Clone set just looks like more of the Deluxe clones with a new paint job.  I'm a sucker and have been buying them but I have some of the AOTC sets open and the figures aren't that great.  The kneeling clone is the best sculpt and the prone just misses.

I passed on the Trilogy sets and I'll pass on these as well.  At least the Jedi and Sith sets anyway.  I'll decide on the Clone set when I see it.

As for that Mace, that sculpt is 6 years old and it's still, arguably, the best.  The Jedi Council set isn't bad but the Saga versions suck and the ROTS version still hasn't nailed it yet.

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I want this one.... ;D




Voted!  Should come with "here's my phone number" action feature and pre-paid calling card.

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I have a pretty complete collection of Starship Troopers items that I'm happy I still have.  I think I'm missing one 7" figure and maybe a Galoob Action Fleet bug but I haven't looked to finish that off for quite a while.

Most of the stuff that I'm happy that I bought now, even though at the time I wasn't sure I should, are some 12" GI Joe figs over the last couple of years.  Now that Hasbro has called off the 12" line I'm glad I picked them up.

And Morbug, just toss that Moss figure...he's just pissing off your other SP figs.   ;D

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