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Vintage Kenner / Re: Does anyone know details on this unproduced Luke?
« on: November 18, 2017, 11:16 AM »
Check out the articles from the Star Wars Collectors Archive. More info can be found in the links below.

Original Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight Action Figure Design

Luke in Robes Unpainted Hardcopy Torso and Legs

There are two complete figures like this known to exist and two more that are missing heads.

Horror movie legend George A. Romero, creator of 'Night of the Living Dead,' dies at 77

Actor Martin Landau, star of 'Mission: Impossible,' dies at 89

RIP Commander John Koenig... Space 1999. I was a pleasure to meet & talk with you at Dragon Con 2011. To Everything That Was... :'(

RIP CPO Sharkey.  Saw Rickles back in the 80's in Vegas.. Thanks for the laughs ya hockey puck.   :'(

Yep, I am a volunteer at the Collecting Track panels again. Come on by & check the panels out & collect the Star Tots & say Hi.  :)

Damn! Bill Paxton was at Calgary Expo in 2014 with the cast of Aliens. A very nice & funny guy. He was on Agents of Shield at the time, when I finished my photo-op, he said Thanks for coming & Hail Hydra! RIP Bill Paxton.   :'(

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A thread about concerts.
« on: February 20, 2017, 02:34 PM »
Starting off my year of concerts, I saw Garth Brooks/Trisha Yearwood this past Saturday night. 9 shows sold out, this was his 3rd showing plus his 1st of a double back to back showing & it was electrifying. From start to finish, 20,000 plus fans standing, dancing & singing & of course drinking.  ;D  I have been to many other concerts over my years but Garth Brooks show has to be the best I have been too. He's funny as hell & where does he get all that energy from.

Still have Queen with Adam Lambert, Guns N' Roses & Roger Waters to see this year...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« on: February 20, 2017, 02:26 PM »
That landing is amazing...

Why a barge vrs land... fuel & safty issues...


So. Why Did SpaceX Land a Rocket on a Barge?

**** Elon Says - Transcript - SpaceX Press Conference September 29 2013s

[Question on performance hit for attempting landing the first stage] We effectively lose, in terms of performance... It really depends on what we want to do with the stage if we were to do an ocean landing or a return to launch site landing. If we do an ocean landing, the performance hit is actually quite small at maybe in the order of 15%. If we do a return to launch site landing, it's probably double that, it's more like a 30% hit (i.e., 30% of payload lost).

As far as the safety aspect of the return to launch site of the first stage that's part of why we want to do it first in the ocean just to make sure that things will be fine. For any landing area that we would have, the landing ellipse, the sort of error that the stage could encounter would be an unpopulated region. So we would aim to have a landing site that's unpopulated with a radius of a couple of miles (which can be achieved in Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg).

Gene Cernan. The last man to walk on the moon.  :'(

Other Collectibles / The Fowndry: Original Stormtrooper Decanter
« on: December 18, 2016, 09:50 PM »
This bad boy arrived safe & sound all the way from the UK.

Mine was a preorder for Oct end & now they are so popular, they are back ordered. If you don not have one for your bar, you needs this... so cool!   ;D

Original Stormtrooper Decanter

Original Stormtrooper Shot Glass

"Godspeed, John Glenn.”   :'(

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