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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Soft Drinks - What's Your Pleasure?
« on: September 3, 2007, 11:37 PM »
I'm a Dr. Pepper kind of guy.  I know a lot of places in the US don't have it, mainly just in the south.

When I do actually drink soft drinks, it' Diet Dr Pepper.  I try to stick with water as much as possible.  There is a new type out though and it's Berries and Cream DP, not too bad.

Vintage Trading and Classifieds / WTB Bootleg and baggy Han Solo
« on: September 3, 2007, 11:32 PM »
I'm looking to expand my foucs a bit.  I'm looking for bootleg vintage Han figures.  I've got an unarticulated Polish Han and that's it.  I'm looking for loose figures. 

I'm also looking for bagged Han figures.  I don't care about bag variations. I'm just looking to get one of each Han in a bag.

Shoot me a PM if you can help me out.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Bar's open! What'll you have...?
« on: September 3, 2007, 11:29 PM »
I'll offer up a round of whatever anybody wants as a celebration to me going to be a dad.

I'm drinking a Shiner.

Watto's Junk Yard / I'm gonna be a dad!!!!!!!!!!
« on: September 3, 2007, 03:43 PM »
Yesterday afternoon, I head off with a buddy to take some batting practice (I'm playing softball in 3 leagues in the DFW area) and she takes the test.

It obviously comes back positive and I'm freakin' thrilled to death.  For you dads, you know how high I'm flying right now.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: OMG!!
« on: August 22, 2007, 10:02 PM »
It's a custom.  The bubble's all wrong.   ;)

First thing I noticed.  Damn, if I'm not careful I'm going to start looking like a Star Wars geek.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« on: August 17, 2007, 11:23 AM »
I just finished reading Jawbreaker about the CIA leading the attack  into A-stan after 9/11.  Really good book.

I'm reading Stephen Coonts "Liars and Thieves," but put it down to read the above and may put it back down to read "A Bloody Business" about PMC's in Iraq and the role they are playing.

I started collecting a couple of vintage figures through a comic shop I visited just before college down in Corpus Christi.  When the POTF2 figs started coming out I was in college and went everywhere to pick them up.  I then went into EPI when I had no money and then into POTJ.  When I went overseas in 2001-2002 I spent my extra time and lots of money filling in spots in my collection buying pretty much everything I could get my hands on.  I came home and had a ton of stuff and lots of boxes to open.  EPII came out while I was overseas and when I came home I started picking up everything from that.

Pretty soon I had a bunch of stuff with no meaning to me.  I started selling some of my stuff, starting with EpII figs.  EPIII comes out and I picked up almost 100 clones and eventually sold those too.  Over the last two years I've started selling most of my stuff.  My wife and I bought a new home a year ago and after boxing up what was left of my collection, close to 15 boxes, I decided I had had enough.  I kept my vintage loose collection, my Han collection, and gifts that people had given me.  I decided I had enough and wanted less clutter in my home.

With the money I had, I bought a good amount of equipment for my home gym...thank god, no more trips to the gym to workout, just go into the next room.  i've been digging through and selling more stuff recently.  My collection looks neat and much more maneagable now that it has a place and a focus.  I still travel through the toy sections at Target, Walmart, and TRU, but don't purchase and modern stuff anymore.

You guys who have kids starting in the next couple of weeks, where do you live?  Unless it's a year round school, that's crazy starting this early.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Polish Bootlegs
« on: July 6, 2007, 11:45 AM »
I mentioned this in the new acquisitions thread, but I thought I'd post this here too.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: July 6, 2007, 11:44 AM »
My very first bootleg, a Polish unarticulated Han.  Not real sure if I want to keep it though.

Ahhh, how nice, teacher's don't have to report back here in TX until about the 20th of August.  A month and a half still.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How's the weather?
« on: July 5, 2007, 11:00 PM »
Won't stop ******* raining.  Over the past 66 days we've had 46 days of rain.  We have large parts of North Texas that are flooding or on the verge.  Not a good situation for some. 

We needed the rain after a 3 year drought, but good lord.  Our average for a year is about 34.5" a year, we are well over 36" now and we are only half way through the year.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The United States- 231 years
« on: July 5, 2007, 10:58 PM »

Anyone else a great fan of Teddy Roosevelt's administration?

Walk softly and carry a big stick.  Our nation over the past 15 years should have taken some lessons from TR.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The United States- 231 years
« on: July 5, 2007, 10:41 AM »
The first 224 were the best!

Especially 1981-1989.


Or do you mean 1980-1988?

President takes office in the odd numbered year.  Reagan was elected in 80, took office in January of 81 and left in January of 89.  Dressel was right on.

As for the last 7, just can't leave the political bitching alone can we?

God bless this country and everything it stands for.  Bless the people who have defended her so they can speak what they wish.

Vintage Kenner / Re: The Vintage Star Wars Card Offer Grid
« on: May 23, 2007, 04:03 PM »
I think I contributed three or four pictures.  I've got one more Han to send in now that I think of it.

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