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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: New Line has license for 'The Hobbit'
« on: September 27, 2003, 01:40 AM »
I'll copy the text here, with apologies to Geb (hey man, the site takes a life-age to load today.)

"In the News: HUGE Small Little Tidbit of Hobbit News
Today we learned something that should not come to a surprise to anyone who has ever visited this site or any other Lord of the Rings collector /movie site. As most of you know (or don't) Peter Jackson intended to make The Hobbit FIRST, but both he and New Line ran into difficulty with licensing issues. PJ plainly stated this in the most recent Fan Club interview. To avoid dragging it out, they decided to pursue the trilogy instead...and I bet we are all glad they did! Now for the new news...according to sources that I WILL NOT name under penalty of death, New Line has worked out the licensing issues for The Hobbit and now OWNS THE RIGHTS. In other words, they will more than likely be making The Hobbit sometime in the near future. As far as Peter Jackson's being director...unknown at this point, but he definitely wants to be involved (director or producer?). Stay tuned for more details as we learn more.

SPECIAL NOTE: Neither Toybiz, nor any other licenses collectible producer for the New Line Movies has rights to The it will be ANOTHER bidding war for toys, and collectibles alike if The Hobbit comes to pass. Hope and pray that Toybiz, Sideshow, Play Along, etc. retain the licenses and we get the appropriate scale figures/toys from The Hobbit to go along with their trilogy line. Lets just hope we get a Deluxe SMAUG!"

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: OCB = Dad^2
« on: September 27, 2003, 01:37 AM »
Congratulations! Two kids. Double the pleasure, doulbe the diapers, or something like that.

I can't honestly believe Wal-Mart could have killed this if it was offered exclusively to TRU. I mean, they've stocked the 12" Tauntauns and the Dewback, they wouldn't have blinked at a smaller $25-30 exclusive. If it was rotocast, it'd have been cheaper.

I guess, when it was offered, LOTR wasn't near as big as it is now.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Root Beer
« on: September 27, 2003, 12:40 AM »
I bought a 12-pack of A&W root beer in 12- oz. cans, and the cans had Legolas from LOTR pictured on them!! Sweet. Made my evening. :)

Watto's Junk Yard / 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: September 26, 2003, 01:17 PM »

They've finally secured the rights to The Hobbit.
Great news! Hopefully whomever decides to direct it keeps the same design elements as those established in LOTR, for continuity's sake.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Root Beer
« on: September 26, 2003, 02:30 AM »
There's drive-up A&W in a small town near here, open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, IIRC. I typically go to a Long John Silver's/ A&W combo joint when I get a hankerin' for clogged arteries and root beer.

I tried frosting one of the mugs for myself at home, but I left it in the freezer too long and it broke when I set it on the counter. Damn, I'm out three bucks.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Root Beer
« on: September 26, 2003, 12:43 AM »
Gotta have a double cheeseburger with that mug of fine caffiene-free sweetness.
Double burger. Chuck, I had a double burrgerrrr....

Other Toy Lines / Re: Thundercats, Hoooo!!
« on: September 25, 2003, 12:23 AM »
That pic is the first thing that came to my mind when entering this thread. Damn, I love Toyfare.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Whatever!
« on: September 24, 2003, 02:05 PM »
ding dong yo ding ding dong. Translation: WHATEVER!

Oh, funny stuff.

Original? Must See.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Thundercats, Hoooo!!
« on: September 24, 2003, 02:01 PM »
Yeah, you hear that, ho? Thundercats.

I think this is the only big 80's property I never got into. The local comic shop had a few old figures on display and I had never actually seen the toys, so that was pretty cool. They only had Panthro and Mumm-Ra, if I remember correctly.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« on: September 24, 2003, 01:59 PM »
Hm. I'm kinda starting to feel a bit of regret in regards to my modern MOTU stuff that is no longer mine. Eh. I'll see where the Snake Men takes the line and decide what to do from there, I guess.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: It's The End of the World As We Know It
« on: September 23, 2003, 01:05 AM »
You know, this is getting so bad that they just as well not even bother to take it down and put it up year after year.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Tom Petty Appreciation
« on: September 23, 2003, 01:01 AM »
Great stuff. 'Full Moon Fever' is one of my favorite albums of all time.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« on: September 23, 2003, 01:00 AM »
Oh man, vintage MOTU. Most of mine don't even stand up, because  I played with them for hours on end. Of course, I never bothered to get the Slime out of the figure's leg areas, so that might have corroded the rubber bands over time.

I think with the money I've recieved for my modern stuff, I'm going to buy the Commemorative Series exclusive 5- and 10-packs. After that, since my LOTR collection is almost finished, I'm going headfirst into vintage MOTU, all the way.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: "Clerks" Cartoon on Comedy Central
« on: September 22, 2003, 01:33 PM »
I guess that's why it was canceled. The funniest part in all six episodes was the 'pack of f@gs' routine when Dante and Randal were in England.

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