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12" Figures / Re: Sideshow 12" Stormtrooper
« on: March 21, 2009, 11:39 AM »
I've got a bit of soft spot for 12" Stormies.  I have 4 Marmit and 3 Medicom, so I was really looking forward to getting my hands on the Sideshow version since they very first announced it.  I think I'm going to stop with the one.  I've read all the easy ways to tweak it to improve the apparent flaws, maybe one day I'll bother to do a few.  At least it doesn't have the characteristic Sideshow monkey arms.

LEGO / Re: Legos
« on: July 18, 2008, 08:52 PM »
Bricklink is your friend.  Everything you can dream of Lego.

Other Collectibles / Re: WOTC Star Wars Miniatures
« on: January 6, 2008, 02:47 PM »
We are finally getting close to where I want this to be.

12" Figures / Re: Sideshow 12" Han Solo (Tatooine Smuggler)
« on: December 9, 2007, 06:32 PM »
They sure have a hard time getting the likeness of Harrison Ford down.  This new Han looks like Han Solo as played by Corey Feldman.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: November 1, 2007, 11:21 PM »
I always thought a better title would have been Fugly Betty. ;D

Other Collectibles / Re: WOTC Star Wars Miniatures
« on: April 20, 2007, 12:27 AM »
Actually, these aren't made by Hasbro.  ;)

Yes they are.

WotC is owned by Hasbro.  That's why they have a link to at the top of their web page.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: March 17, 2007, 01:22 PM »
Her "modeling" shots were supposedly taken for a boyfriend.

I wish I had a girlfriend do something like that for me.


Hell, I wish I had a girlfriend. :-[

Hang in there buddy.  Until then pretend you've got two, righty and lefty.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything Rebelscum
« on: February 28, 2007, 12:25 AM »
What the hell is going on over there with all those new toy section reveiw sections???  I can't see anything ever happening in 90% of them. 

I guess they are trying to broaden their appeal to advertisers.  Money, money, money.

For $110, I need it to look better than that.  That's my Medicom price point.  Hopefully some fool will flood the ebay market with these and they can be had for $60 or less.  :-X

They will probably very sturdy, but from that picture the realism looks to be between Hasbro and Sideshow in quality.
Hopefully they will have a nice assortment of characters and do at least a few well.  Come on Hammerhead! 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Albums of 2006
« on: January 9, 2007, 02:02 AM »
As for what I would pick, submitted expecting some backlash, representing my favorite genres.


Torture Killer's - "Swarm!"

This was a much needed return to straight up DEATH METAL. Track listings, song material, the looks, everything. Death metal has lost its roots, and this is the way back.

Thanks for the great recommendation!
I picked this up yesterday and it's as good as you claimed!  8)

I'm glad you liked it! I kind of forgot to mention, if the voice sounds familiar, it's Chris Barnes from Six Feet Under.

... And Cannibal Corpse.

Kubricks / Re: Welcome to the new Kubrick section!
« on: December 31, 2006, 01:16 AM »
Wow, it seems to be shaping up nicely in here.

Kubricks / Re: Welcome to the new Kubrick section!
« on: December 29, 2006, 10:10 PM »
Awesome.  It's about time, now we can have a thread for ebay alerts, a thread for the new chases, a thread for 400%, etc. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Do You Still Use (Or Have) a VCR?
« on: December 1, 2006, 10:06 PM »
I haven't had one for well over a year.  I keep thinking I should buy one before they are not sold anymore, but with the original trilogy available on DVD now, I don't know if it is really worth it for me.  I don't have a huge VHS collection, the various sets of the trilogy make up most of it.  Although my copy of the Star Wars Holiday Special is on VHS.   :P

Other Collectibles / Re: WOTC Star Wars Miniatures
« on: October 20, 2006, 12:10 AM »
I really wish this line wasn't as much a collectible focused line but rather just a more easily obtainable line.  I'd love to not only collect and play the game (I'd play old style minis battles though, not the new rules which I find lacking), but to really do something special with building battlefields and everything for the minis like small dioramas. :(  When a mini you want sells for $25 though I just have a hard time justifying it.  I keep up with the line just reading up on it but I just can't collect it.

Thanks for sharing that Jesse.  That is exactly the kind of honest answer from someone who doesn't collect it I was looking for. I felt the same way before I got hooked.  You can pick up minis for a lot less if you wait  and watch the marketplace.    Most minis in the Rebel Storm set are selling for much less than they were two years ago, mostly because the set has remained in print the entire time. 
My mindset has shifted so much so that I now can't bring myself to buy regular Hasbro 3 3/4" figures or vehicles because they now feel  like a total rip off, especially now that it is perfectly clear to me that the whole bottom didn't fallen out of the modern Star Wars collectible after market, there really never was one to begin with.  That might sound weird but it's true.  I just find more value in spending $20 getting a box of 12 to 15 mini's than in spending that same amount and getting two regular figures that I'm going to keep carded.  The real kicker though is that WoTC is owned by Hasbro so I'm still giving Hasbro and Lucasfilm all of money, just on a different line.
Oh well, I've rambled on long enough.  Back to playing with my minis.

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