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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: iPod-racing
« on: May 5, 2006, 12:57 AM »
Well I haven't even had it week yet or even put my entire cd collection in it yet and I am just blown away by it.

It's just so small, yet so full of music.  Amazing, I can't believe how amazed I am by this stupid thing.

It has gotten me thinking about all my previous technological attempts at portable music.

The casette walkman, always needed to carry around a bunch of tapes with me or listen to the same maximum 90 minutes of music over and over.  Blank tapes were good as was copying tapes.  Sound quality was crap.

Next came the disc man.  Don't try walking with this thing, just stay perfectly still.  Again you needed to carry a bunch of discs around with you or you just listen to a very finite amount of music again and again.  I'm going to go toss my old now with a clear conscience as it is clearly an obsolete piece of crap that could be replaced for twenty bucks if I was ever so inclined to replace it.

Next came the cordless headphones.  Only good around the transmitter, with a one hundred feet you weren't going far, but it was okay for around the house.  Sound quality was quite crap.
Never really caught on, wonder why?

Now I've got something with endless variety, that is smaller than my wallet and I can access any song instantly.  It must be the year 2000.

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The Original Trilogy / Re: Holy Trilogy on DVD!
« on: May 5, 2006, 12:02 AM »
I'd like to get these, but I already have the 2004 version.

Never stopped us  before.

Who else has in their collections:
the original VHS version.
1995 VHS THX version (one last time)
1997 VHS SE
2004 DVD remastered version

Oh well I can't wait til September anyway.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: iPod-racing
« on: May 1, 2006, 09:04 PM »
I just got an Ipod for me and my wife yesterday.  I'm currently loading it.  We went with the 30gb video version so I wouldn't have to load it all the time.  I can just load my 300 or so cd collection into it and enjoy it.
This thing is a little bit on the crazy side.  I can hook it up to a tv and play a movie on it.  It's smaller than most of the calculators I've owned.
Technology is getting crazy.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: April 30, 2006, 01:41 PM »





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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: April 28, 2006, 08:37 PM »
What, you no like the 'Top?



Tell me you wouldn't hit that.






















     

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: April 28, 2006, 11:04 AM »
Please, can we get less Carrot Top       and more hot chicks         


Thank you

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: March 13, 2006, 11:29 PM »


She counts.

Kevin

Hey! That is Erin aka Ms. Ventress from over at Snowtoopers!  She is a Mod over there.

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12" Figures / Re: Favorite/Worst 12" Figure
« on: March 12, 2006, 02:06 PM »
Well as long as this thread has been pulled up from the dregs I may as well throw my two cents in,

While I love, love, love my POTJ IG-88, ...


I even made solid sterling silver struts to keep his legs extended.



I mean he rules and all, and is probably the best 12 incher ever put out by Hasblow, but the competition was never that fierce for best Hasbro 12 inch. 

It's odd The Marmit Stormtrooper has not come up in this thread, it's been around since 1999 and I have always had to say it was the best Star Wars 12 inch.  I'm a big fan of the Marmit Stormie - I bought four.

But, after having my Marmit Stormies standing around for six years in basically exact same pose, I found the Medicom Stormies to be a breath of fresh air, even if they do look a little small and their helmets are weird.



Medicom Stormtrooper, my pick for best out of the box 12 Inch, I mean they can do this:



Medicom Vader was a disappointment with his small stature.  If he was properly scaled he would win no question.  Look at him on his own, he's awesome:



But he is too small.



Sorry Medicom Vader.  You don't win.



But he is lightyears above my pick for worst 12 inch:




I'm only picking on this lump of crap over all the other atrocities Hasbro pooped out, because this one got by me.  I had it on display loose for like a year before I put it out of sight and eventually gave it to a five year old to play to death, stupid helmet, hockey gloves and all.

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12" Figures / Re: Sideshow 12" Qui-Gon Jinn
« on: March 10, 2006, 09:08 PM »
Never would have guessed another human character.... ::)

....from the prequels no less.  They really know how to keep you guessing. ::)

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: 2006 vOTC (or vTSC) - now with pics!
« on: March 6, 2006, 11:53 PM »
 :o :o :o

Cool pics. Thanks.

Too bad about the swivel joint elbows, I was hoping for ball joints.

Oh well I still need to get a half a dozen or so. ;)

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12" Figures / Re: Medicom Real Action Hero Stormtrooper
« on: January 11, 2006, 09:20 PM »
I'm very tempted to pick up a Medicom Vader and Stormie now that they are hovering around the $110 price.





Me too.  I ordered two the other day.  For that price I couldn't pass it up.  The next day the wife tells me (without knowing about my purchase mind you) "We're on a budget, no extra spending."  I guess I'll try to keep it a secret and blend them in with my Marmits. ;)

As far as my opinions stated above, I've got to say after doing more research into the irregularity of the actual movie costumes, I feel I can welcome these guys into my collection taking on the role as "stunt men" for action poses, whereas the Marmits can just stand around and look good in neutral poses.

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12" Figures / Re: Medicom Real Action Hero Stormtrooper
« on: December 8, 2005, 09:32 PM »
Thanks for the pics....so all the Medicoms look good together.
I've got to disagree with you Matt.
If I'm going to shell out $200+ each for some figures they should be in scale at least to each other.
David Prowse who is 6'7" in the Vader suit was close to 7' tall.
Mark Hamill was 5' 8".
Stormtroopers were an average of 6'.

While Vader is taller than the Stromtrooper and the Stormtrooper is taller than Luke but the scale is pretty off. 
This is because they are all based off of a the standard RAH 12" body which again for the cost is a real knock against the RAH line.  Scale has always been a huge factor in the world of Star Wars right back to the original Kenner line.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: December 7, 2005, 10:52 PM »







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12" Figures / Re: Medicom Real Action Hero Stormtrooper
« on: December 7, 2005, 10:16 PM »


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12" Figures / Re: Medicom Real Action Hero Stormtrooper
« on: December 5, 2005, 11:48 PM »
Here are some side by side shots of the RAH and the Marmit.
While the Marmit isn't nearly as posable as the RAH I think it looks better.
Maybe I'm biased because I own four Marmits and I bought RAH Vader and they look ridiculous together.
I'm willing to wait to see what Sideshow brings to the table before I rush out and buy one of these.



The RAH's helmet looks weird too.  Compare with this prop replica:








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