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Watto's Junk Yard / Name that flick!
« on: June 22, 2005, 03:12 PM »
Can anyone identify what movie this is taken from?

**Ah nutz! can some kind soul please move this to Watto's?**

Other Collectibles / Fine Molds 1/72 Scale Model Kits
« on: May 19, 2005, 10:40 AM »
This is going to be awesome:

Watto's Junk Yard / PayPal
« on: April 10, 2005, 09:47 AM »
Thereís a chap from Asia whoís put some toys for sale at another site I frequent. Heís got a couple of nice little items I want to purchaseÖ my hesitation lies in that heís a fairly new member, and not having dealt with him before Iím paranoid about sending him paypal. My question is: should I just use paypal credit, or should I use my credit card through paypal? Which is the better way to go in case the goods donít materialize and Iím left wanting a refund? I hope one of you fine gents can guide me on the wise choice, thanks!

Watto's Junk Yard / Star Wars Episode III- A Lost Hope
« on: February 6, 2005, 12:21 AM »

Sorry if it has been posted already.

... or further proof Hollywood is filled with nothig but charlatans-

"Mother of the Matrix" Victorious
By Martha Carter

Monday, October 4th 2004 ended a six-year dispute involving
Sophia Stewart, the Wachowski Brothers, Joel Silver and Warner
Brothers. Stewart's allegations, involving copyright infringement
and racketeering, were received and acknowledged by the
Central District of California, Judge Margaret Morrow residing.

Stewart, a New Yorker who has resided in Salt Lake City for the
past five years, will recover damages from the films, The Matrix I,
II and III, as well as The Terminator and its sequels. She will
soon receive one of the biggest payoffs in the history of
Hollywood, as the gross receipts of both films and their sequels
total over 2.5 billion dollars.

Stewart filed her case in 1999, after viewing the Matrix, which she
felt had been based on her manuscript, "The Third Eye,"
copyrighted in 1981. In the mid-eighties Stewart had submitted
her manuscript to an ad placed by the Wachowski Brothers,
requesting new sci-fi works.

According to court documentation, an FBI investigation
discovered that more than thirty minutes had been edited from
the original film, in attempt to avoid penalties for copyright
infringement. The investigation also stated that "credible
witnesses employed at Warner Brothers came forward, claiming
that the executives and lawyers had full knowledge that the work
in question did not belong to the Wachowski Brothers." These
witnesses claimed to have seen Stewart's original work and that
it had been "often used during preparation of the motion
pictures." The defendants tried, on several occasions, to have
Stewart's case dismissed, without success.

Stewart has confronted skepticism on all sides, much of which
comes from Matrix fans, who are strangely loyal to the
Wachowski Brothers. One on-line forum, entitled Matrix
Explained has an entire section devoted to Stewart.
Some who have researched her history and writings are open to
her story. Others are suspicious and mocking. "It doesn't bother
me," said Stewart in a phone interview last week, "I always knew
what was true."

Some fans, are unaware of the case or they question its
legitimacy, due to the fact that it has received little to no media
coverage. Though the case was not made public until October of
2003, Stewart has her own explanation, as quoted at

"The reason you have not seen any of this in the media is
because Warner Brothers parent company is AOL-Time
Warner... this GIANT owns 95 percent of the media... let me give
you a clue as to what they own in the media business... New
York Times papers/magazines, LA Times papers/magazines,
People Magazine, CNN news, Extra, Celebrity Justice,
Entertainment Tonight, HBO, New Line Cinema, Dreamworks,
Newsweek, Village Roadshow... many, many
more!... They are not going to report on themselves. They have
been surpressing my case for years..."

Fans who have taken Stewart's allegations seriously, have found
eerie mythological parallels, which seem significant in a case
that revolves around the highly metaphorical and symbolic Matrix
series. Sophia, the greek goddess of wisdom has been
referenced many times in speculation about Stewart. In one
book about the Goddess Sophia, it reads, "The black goddess
is the mistress of web creation spun in her divine matrix."

Although there have been outside implications as to racial
injustice (Stewart is African American), she does not feel that
this is the case. "This is all about the Benjamins," said Stewart.
"It's not about money with me. It's about justice."

Stewart's future plans involve a record label, entitled Popsilk
Records, and a motion picture production company, All Eyez On
Me, in reference to God. "I wrote The Third Eye to wake people
up, to remind them why God put them here.
There's more to life than money," said Stewart. "My whole
message to the world is about God and good and about choice,
about spirituality prevailing over 'technocracy'."

If Stewart represents spirituality, then she truly has prevailed
over the "technocracy" represented in both the Terminator and
the Matrix, and now, ironically, by their supposed creators.

Stewart is currently having discussions with CBS about a
possible exclusive story and has several media engagements in
the near future to nationally publicize her victory.

So there!

Watto's Junk Yard / Walk the Drunk Home
« on: November 24, 2004, 01:54 AM »
Not as easy as one would think!

Watto's Junk Yard / My toy disappointment for the week
« on: July 1, 2004, 05:41 PM »
All right, for the last year Iíve been patiently awaiting the release of Soul of Popynica Akira bike, now thatís itís finally out Iím not sure if I should be happy about it or pissed off.
Check this out:

So either the bike is 10 scales too big or Kanedaís been taking growth hormones, either way it looks terribly wrong! Now I have to make a decision, pass on it or buy it anyway (since the bike itself is gorgeous) yet feel ripped off since I wonít be able to display it with the figureÖ what to do?

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