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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Too Much Stuff?
« on: July 16, 2006, 11:06 AM »
I reached this point several months ago but was too overwhelmed to do anything about it.  Over the past two years, I've thinned out my collection, mainly Saga figures as I had been collecting every basic carded figure from 1995 onward.  I had chosen to sell different pieces here and there and just make a little cash to fund more figures.

Then, my wife and I bought a house.  I thought great, now I'll have the room I need.  But as I was boxing the stuff up for the move, I started asking myself, why the hell do I have all of this.  I don't really want it and it is just taking up a ton of space and doesn't do anything for me.  I decided once we got moved, most of the collection was headed to eBay.  I had over 80 clones and decided to keep about 20 and sell the rest.  I'm also getting rid of most of the modern part of my Han Solo focus.

I have sold ships, 3 packs, custom figures, lots of loose figures, unleashed, and a number of other things.  I have cut back to where my entire collection fits on one wall of my study.  I still need to relist a few things that didn't sell in round one on eBay but that will happen when I return from vacation.  I decided I would continue my vintage Han Solo focus and that would really be all I needed from SW.  I'm also working on building BBI/Dragon military figures because these hold a special place in my heart...some of you know what I mean by saying that.

Vintage Kenner / Re: One to go
« on: July 15, 2006, 05:57 PM »
Good score.  I still need Yak Face to finish my loose set off.  I managed to score and EV9D9 and Barada in the same auction for about $50 a few years ago.  The EV had one arm missing.

Customizing Tips and Tricks / What would you do???
« on: July 4, 2006, 10:44 AM »
Recently my wife and I have bought a house and have finally gotten moved in. I was trying to decide how much of my collection I really wanted, and how much I should sell. Included in that were my customs. I have two completed ships and one I've been working off and on for about a year on. I've got a ton of stuff about to head to eBay, and a lot of it is my modern Han collection.

I had a custom gunship and wa on the fence about either selling it or trashing it. When it was moved, it apparently got jarred pretty good and is now headed to the trash bin. My other custom was a sandspeeder based loosely on the unproduced Kenner version in the 80's. (If you want to see it, you might be able to run a search here or head over to FFURG to the vehicle section.)

I'm not sure what to do with the speeder. I don't really think I want it because it's taking up space and much of my interest lately has turned away from SW and custom projects. Anybody been in the situation before? What did you do?

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NBA 2005/06
« on: June 14, 2006, 01:13 AM »
Is it just me, or does it seem as if the announcers for the game have been all about Miami?  It seems as if most of the series they've announced as if the Mavs are just another team on the floor and the Heat are the best and blah, blah, blah.  I get sick of hearing announcers who favor one team over another.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: If You Lost Your Collection....
« on: June 13, 2006, 04:51 PM »
If I were to loose my collection, I'd take the insurance money and move on.  I might restart my Han focus, but I don't know for sure.  But there would definately be some SW stuff still around the house.  I've tried selling all of my POTF2 collection lately and can't get it sold for a decent price.  I'm not even looking to get back what I put into it.  I've managed to sell my EpI and POTJ though.  Back to the question though, I'd be upset that my collection was gone, but I can replace it.  Afterall, it truly is just plastic and cardboard.

I'd take the insurance money though and buy either this a Glock 19 compact with a laser site.

And when that was done, I'm hooking myself up with a Demarini 34/30 softball bat.

Modern Classifieds / Massive Collection Cleanout!!!!
« on: May 29, 2006, 12:02 PM »
I'm trying to get a most of my modern stuff sold off and I really, really want to let go of my POTF2 figures.  I've linked to an old eBay auction of mind that is obviously over.  You can take a look at the pictures there.  I probably should have sold the set at $400 or so like the bidding ended at, but I didn't...stupid me.  I'm looking for an offer on the set.  I'd like to sell it as a whole preferably, but will consider breaking up pieces if the price is right.  I really want to get rid of it as a lot so I'm not trying to keep tabs of stuff that I still have and don't have.  My wife and I are finally moving into our new house in three weeks and I really don't want to drag this stuff with me.

Can somebody hook a brotha' up? :D   Shoot me a PM if you are interested.

Below is a list of the figures in the lot. 

Old EBay Auction

  Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi
  Darth Vader
  Han Solo
  Luke Skywalker
  Princess Leia Organa
  Boba Fett
  Lando Calrissian
  Luke Skywalker (X-WIng Fighter Gear)
  Han Solo (Hoth Gear)
  Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Fatigues)
  TIE Fighter Pilot
  Han Solo (Carbonite)
  Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight)
  Death Star Gunner
  Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper Disguise)
  Momaw Nadon (Hammerhead)
  Tusken Raider
  2-1B Medical Droid
  AT-ST Driver
  Hoth Rebel Soldier
  Luke Skywalker (Hoth Gear)
  Bib Fortuna
  Emperor Palpatine
  Han Solo (Endor Gear)
  Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard Disguise)
  Admiral Ackbar
  ASP-7 Droid
  Grand Moff Tarkin
  Ponda Baba
  Han Solo (Bespin Gear)
  Princess Leia Organa (Jabba's Prisoner)
  Rebel Fleet Trooper
  Darth Vader (Shadows of the Empire)
  Emperor's Royal Guard
  Gamorrean Guard
  Malakili (Rancor Keeper)
  Nien Nunb
  Saelt-Marae (Yak Face)
  Luke Skywalker (Ceremonial Outfit)
  Endor Rebel Soldier
  Lando Calrissian (General's Gear)
  Luke Skywalker (Bespin Gear)
  Princess Leia Organa (Ewok Celebration Outfit)
  Biggs Darklighter
  Ewoks: Wicket and Logray
  Lak Sivrak
  Captain Piett
  Darth Vader (Removable Helmet)
  Ishi Tib
  C-3PO with Removable Limbs
  Luke Skywalker (Blastshield Helmet)
  Princess Leia Organa (All New Likeness)
  R2-D2 with Datalink
  Death Star Trooper
  Chewbacca (Boushh's Bounty)
  Mon Mothma
  Orrimaarko (Prune Face)
  AT-AT Driver
  Death Star Droid
  Pote Snitkin
  Princess Leia Organa (Hoth Gear)
  Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi
  Chewbacca (Hoth)
  Darth Vader
  Emperor Palpatine
  Luke Skywalker (Floppy Hat)
  Princess Leia Organa (Ceremonial Gown) (not pictured but included)
  R2-D2 with Launching Lightsaber
  Yoda with Boiling Pot (not pictured but included)


Yoda and Dagobah

Luke and Tatooine

Vader and the Death Star

  03-08: Boba Fett (The Pit of Carkoon)   Chewbacca (In Bounty Hunter Disguise)
  Dash Rendar
  Leia (In Boushh Disguise)
  Luke Skywalker (In Imperial Guard Disguise)
  Prince Xizor

  Boba Fett vs. IG-88


C-3PO Tatooine Ambush

  03-08: Boba Fett (The Pit of Carkoon) X2 (blue and green suit variations)

Luke Skywalker Tatooine Encounter

Captain Antilles Fan's Choice Figure


Princess Leia Bespin


Han Endor AT-ST disguise



25th Anniversary Luke and Leia

25th Anniversary Vader and Obi Wan


Darth Maul and Sith Speeder

Modern Trading / Have TSC Hero/Villian Black Clone pilot
« on: May 26, 2006, 08:54 AM »
Like the title says...I'm looking for a Commander Cody and a Scorch. I'd prefer more than one Scorch so I'll trade the figure with cash.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Civil War Reenacting
« on: May 24, 2006, 06:57 AM »
That's a great looking uniform.  You are planning to roll around in it a bit aren't you to add a little "authenticity" to a poor Confederate soldier aren't you?

Being that I tend to follow WWII/modern military trends a bit more, what kind of weapon are you toting in those pictures?  Judging from the size of the rear site, I'm guessing an Enfield?

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: May 17, 2006, 03:26 PM »
I hadn't planned on buying any stuff until my wife and I got into our new house...hope to finish negotiations on that this week.  Someone pointed me to this and I couldn't resist.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« on: May 15, 2006, 06:45 PM »
"Masters of Chaos"  It's a book about the Special Forces from the past 20 years.  A lot of their contributions have gone they should be, but not unappreciated.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Gas Prices
« on: May 3, 2006, 06:52 AM »
$2.73-2.79 here for 87 Octane gas

Damn, that's a steal!!!  A few hours north on 35 and we are right around $3 a gallon.

Feedback / Re: DualSaberMaster's feedback
« on: April 28, 2006, 09:55 AM »
A good one.  Great communication and all.  Thanks.

Feedback / Re: Stim's feedback
« on: April 24, 2006, 06:55 PM »
Items arrived on time and in good shape. 

Thanks Steve.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Infidelity.....what say you?
« on: April 24, 2006, 06:34 AM »
I had it done to me when I had been in a relationship for about 2 1/2 years.  I started getting suspicious of some things that I'll not get into here.  PM me if you want Force Guy.  I dropped the hammer and it was probably 2 years before I was seriously dating again.  Luckily for me, the next one I dated I ended up marrying and have no worries at all.  If I had any doubts, I would have never made that step.

Modern Trading / Re: Have Utapau Clone, Want Cody or Scorch
« on: April 22, 2006, 09:58 AM »
I'm still happy to trade the Utapau clone, it's just loose now.  If there are no takers, I'll give him his place in the clone army.

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