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Thanks for the recommendation Mikey, I might have to see if I can pick that up.  I've always been a Spidey fan, and from what I hear, this is the best comic of the character.  I'm also an X-Fan, but I'm not sure which comic is the "best" out there right now.  When I was reading, I mainly read Uncanny (years ago...)...but I know there are several versions now (Uncanny, Ultimate, New).  It is hard to keep track of them all.  I don't even know if my favorite characters (Beast, well as Cyclops, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, etc.) are in the same comics anymore.  I have also heard that Colossus is no longer around, except in alternate universes.  Anyways, thanks for the recommendations, I appreciate it because I really know little to nothing about comics anymore.  And, when I was younger, it was basically just the faves....X-Men, Spidey, Batman, and Justice League/Super Friends...although I do remember having some of those "Marvel Cards" that helped me learn a little more about other Marvel Characters.  I don't know how crazy my wife would be about my buying comics anyways...and I do already collect "toys" I guess :P...but I did enjoy reading the comics that came with my Legends figures, so that's a start :).

Watto's Junk Yard / The Adventures of Seinfeld and Superman
« on: March 30, 2004, 10:19 AM »
Just saw this this morning, they are doing a series of "web ads" for American Express.  If you like Seinfeld, or Superman, they are kind of funny.  I've always been a fan of both.  They had a little "interview" on the Today Show this morning promoting this, where they talked about when they killed Superman off in the comics (he wasn't too pleased about that :P)  You can check them out here, I think there is only one up so far (as well as a preview of the next one) with more to come:

Adventures of Seinfeld and Superman

Thanks for the replies everyone, I enjoy seeing your faves and opinions from the comic world too.  I remember really enjoying the comics as a kid, but like I said earlier, I think the last time I bought one was around 90-91ish.  I have gone back and forth and thought about subscribing to one or two, or just picking them up, but I'm not sure if I will do that or not.  I'm waaaay out of it as far as storylines, etc. go, and I'd have to start fresh I think.  I've heard basically nothing but good things about Ultimate Spider-man, so that was one I well as an X-Men comic (maybe Ultimate X-Men?, I don't know which is the best).  Then, of course, there's always the Star Wars comics too.  Thanks for posting everyone, its always fun to learn more about everyone's favorites....past or present.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Episode III - Preview Figures (SPOILERS)
« on: March 29, 2004, 02:19 PM »
This would be neat, if true.  I was wondering if they would do something like this (particularly with the glasses) to complete the set.  I could see Grievous be one of the preview figures as well, since they are really starting to promote him already (cartoon, Insider cover, Hyperspace stuff).  Also, if you look at the some of the preview choices in the past (Boba Fett, Jango Fett, Zam Wessel) he kind of fits into the line.  I could also see some sort of a droid, the new clone/stormtrooper, and maybe a Wookiee warrior of some sort.  It would be nice to see some preview figures this year though....Episode II's preview didn't hit until a couple of months before the release, if I remember right.  At least, I think that's when I found mine.

So now that we have some sort of confirmation that this line is continuing, is there anything in particular that you would like to see make it into the line (for yourself or your children's sakes).  I really enjoy this line, although if we ever have children, it will be passed down to them.  In the meantime, I sure like them too.  I don't have any of the prequel sets in this line, so I'll limit this post to OT themed ideas.  I don't know if we'll ever see more ships/beasts/playsets, but since it is a wishlist, I'll include those as well.  I'm also curious how "background" they'll get with figures.  I'd imagine we'll get mostly "main" type characters or variations of them.  That said, I wouldn't mind seeing:

Original Trilogy

Figures 2-pack Ideas (not necessarily in these combos):

Bespin Han Solo/Bespin Leia (guess we're already getting Bespin Han w/ANH Leia, so maybe forget this one)
Bespin Luke Skywalker/Yoda
Bespin Lando Calrissian/Bespin Guard
Boba Fett/Carbonite Han Solo
Bossk/Dengar/4-LOM/Zuckuss (Bounty Hunter Packs)
Tusken Raider/Jawa
Emperor/Royal Guard
Endor Han Solo/Endor Princess Leia
Jedi Luke Skywalker/Gamorrean Guard (or someone else)
Skiff Guard Lando/Leia in Boussh Disguise
Hoth Snowtrooper/Hoth Rebel Soldier
Stormtrooper/Snowtrooper/Biker Scouts, etc. Troop Packs
Rebel Troop Packs (Hoth, Fleet Trooper, Endor, etc.)
Ewok Packs (Logray, Teebo, Chirpa, Paploo, etc.)
Greedo/Hammerhead (or various Cantina Alien packs)
Amanaman/Tessek (or various Jabba's Goons packs)


Jabba (possibly including Bib Fortuna, Salicious Crumb, and/or Gamorrean Guard)
Rancor (w/Jedi Luke Skywalker and/or Gamorrean Guard)
Bantha (w/Tusken Raider)


Tie Fighter (w/Pilot)
Slave I (w/Boba Fett, Carbonite Han)
Sandcrawler (w/Jawas)
Landspeeder (w/Ben, Luke, and/or Droids)
Darth Vader's Tie (w/Vader)
Jabba's Sail Barge (w/Skiff Guards)
Jabba's Palace (w/various Jabba goons)
Carbon Freeze Chamber (w/Ugnaughts and/or Bespin Guards)
AT-AT (probably wishful thinking, but w/driver, Snowtrooper and/or Imperial Officer)
Ewok Catapult or Village type piece (w/Chirpa, Teebo, Logray)
Death Star Playset (this would be the ultimate, and since the figures are so small, it wouldn't have to be ginormous necessarily, could really be nice though)

The list could go on and on, but like I said, I guess I don't know how extensive they will get with characters, etc.  I like the fact that it looks like we're getting a Bespin Han next, so that would cover the Hans through the first two movies basically (aside from Carbonite).  It also looks like we'll have three Lukes too, but I would still like to see Bespin and Jedi versions (particularly Jedi).  I hope they do a Jabba, Boba Fett, OT Yoda, and Lando in this line as well.  I'm just glad to hear it is continuing for now.

TV-9D9 / Re: CLONE WARS Cartoon... Reactions
« on: March 29, 2004, 11:08 AM »
After seeing the first episode of "Season 2" Friday, I am still really digging this series.  I'm glad others have noticed as well, that these toons really seem to have the Star Wars "spirit" like the OT did.  Not that I hate the prequels, although I don't like them nearly as well as the originals, but these toons do seem more "Star Warsy" to me.  Can't wait to see more of them this week, but a good debut on Friday.  I really enjoyed the "I have you now" line too, these are the types of things that should be done in the movies it seems.

I was really happy to see this news this weekend.  Although we don't have any children yet, I have been picking up the OT-based sets (originally for "future" kids, but I have since opened them up and displayed them).  I really think this line is great, and I'm happy to see it continue.  I really like that they are doing Han in Bespin garb, finally a Leia and Ben, and it looks like the other figures that we've already seen (R2, 3PO) are at least modified so they aren't exactly the same (not sure about Chewie though).

I was going to stick to just the OT sets and figures, but seeing pics of the Yoda/Clone and Obi/Jango sets, it will be tempting to pick those up as well.  Overall, I'm pretty excited to see/hear about this...these are kind of my alternative to Kubricks since I can't afford those as easily...I like the "smallness" of them, and just think its a pretty cool line.  Like I have said before, something about them just reminds me of my vintage toys when I was a kid.  They are simple, fun, and you can just throw all your figures in the back of the Falcon and go play :).  I hope these aren't too tough to find, and the packaging really does look great too I think.  Between these, the animated Clone Wars, and the upcoming OTC-style cards, this sure has been a great year for packaging....and I'm an opener! :P

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Original Trilogy Collection
« on: March 29, 2004, 09:37 AM »
Wow, I agree, that Han Bespin with Carbonite is awesome.  I saved that pic to my computer just because I thought it looked so cool :P.  I never understood why they didn't re-release that Han anyways (instead of the Commtech version)...the POTJ Bespin Capture one is one of my favorite figures of all time.  Anyways, I agree with Matt, I wish they would have started this cardback at least at the beginning of 2004, with the Hoth and Tatooine waves.  The samples shown over at GH look amazing, and I think the coolness of the cardbacks alone will tempt me to pick up the repacks they release that I already have.  The backdrop just looks so cool behind them.  I think we will end up seeing something else new yet this year too, because I have a hard time believing that the Bespin wave (hits late summer at least doesn't it?) would be the last "new" wave we'd see this year.  I saw now this morning over at Yakface that the Private Universe is reporting that we will see Episode III preview figures around the time of the DVD release.  Wonder if its true...  Anyways, this OTC packaging is superb though....and nice work on these Tydirium :).

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Pet/Animal Thread
« on: March 26, 2004, 04:38 PM »
See...I knew it, sorry about that.  Sure, you can go ahead and merge it...or just delete my post, it doesn't matter.  Whatever you think is best.  I tried going through the back pages, but was skimming and must have missed it.  Sorry about that Matt, thanks.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Yavin Wave
« on: March 26, 2004, 04:23 PM »
Yakface has a feature up detailing how the arms, etc. on Antilles and Dodonna are interchangeable. can check it out here:

Antilles - Dodonna Swap

Watto's Junk Yard / Official Pet/Animal Thread
« on: March 26, 2004, 03:47 PM »
I could have sworn that I have seen a thread like this here before, but for some reason I couldn't find it.  I'm sorry if I am duplicating...

Anyways, how many of you out there are pet owners, or would like to be some day?  Personally, I have always been an animal person.  I grew up on a farm, and aside from the "livestock" we have had a number of dogs and cats over the years as well.  My wife and I are both dog people, and really have a soft spot for them.  We are the proud owners of a now 4-year old Beagle.  We got him when he was six weeks old, which was about 6 months or so before we got married as well.  I have always been really fond of our dogs over the years, but we have never been so attached to an animal before.  I personally have never had a house dog before (parents wouldn't let us growing up), but our beagle pretty much has the run of the house.  The fact that I have been working at home now for a little while has made it even worse, as he is right by my side each minute of the day...and follow me everywhere.  We don't have any children yet, but he is pretty much our kid...we treat him that way it seems, and would never want anything bad to happen to him.

Anyways, any other pet owners out there....or just pet/animal people?  Lets hear about your furry, feathery, or fishy friends (or whatever else you might have). :)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Your Favorite Star Wars Figure Line?
« on: March 26, 2004, 03:30 PM »
I was digging through some of the back pages here looking for something, and came across this topic (from before I was a member here I think), and thought I'd bring it back up to see some others' (or new) opinions.

For me, vintage always holds a special place because of the nostalgia factor as well.  I am continuing to work towards completing a loose complete set of the vinty figures (I'm quite a ways away), but it is nice to collect something like that that does have a "limit" and I don't have to buy everything when I see it (and not see it again).  Even though sculpting, paint, etc. today is for the most part much better...there's just something about those figures...the way they can interact with ships/playsets, etc.  And some nice normal, non action poses :).

Otherwise, I too was a big fan of the POTJ line.  Lots of great sculpting, figures, and character selection in that line.  I'm also a fan of the Saga line, particularly the recent stuff.  I think pretty much everything that has been released thus far (or that we have seen) aside from re-releases is really well done (outside of the shortish Hoth Trooper maybe).  When this year is said and done, the VOTC will probably be my favorite "modern" line...I can't wait to see more pics of those...and to hopefully add them to my collection.

The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: March 26, 2004, 03:06 PM »
Oh, I see....pretty spiffy!  Thanks for posting.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Buying a new computer soon... Suggestions?
« on: March 26, 2004, 03:05 PM »
I always wondered that too wife and I were talking about that a few months back.  When we were in HS, the cheerleaders/class did a cheer along the lines of "95, 95 we're the class of 95...let's go seniors!" or something along those lines.  I always wondered what the class of 2000 said.

Congrats to everyone on their new 'puters too.  We have been wanting to get a new one as well, but are holding off for now.  Our computer now is a little over 4 years old, which isn't terrible at all, and it still works for us I guess.  Hoping to get either a laptop or something with a flat panel that it takes up less space.  I've always had Dell computers (at work and home), and have been very happy with I guess we'll look that route if we ever get to that point.  It has been nice reading everyone' suggestions here too.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 12 facts about yourself.
« on: March 26, 2004, 03:01 PM »
5.  I just gave my notice today and am leaving a company that's going nowhere fast and moving on to an extremely profitable one.

Congrats Mikey, I hope that the new job is everything you are looking for...and that you are happy and successful.  Good luck on the house front too, my wife and I are looking to move (hopefully soon) as well...and get our first "real" house.  Right now we live in a modular home (which is nice, and we like), but it doesn't have a basement or we're hoping to move on to something with a little more room to stretch, etc.  Best of luck!

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