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Watto's Junk Yard / cd review: korn - take a look in the mirror
« on: November 20, 2003, 01:07 AM »
artist: korn
title: take a look in the mirror
release date: 11/21/03

well, let me start off by saying that i was a huge fan of korn's first, self-titled album, as well as life is peachy and follow the leader. but, i absolutely hated issues and untouchables. i thought they both sucked ass. but with this album, it looks as if korn is going to win at least one fan back to the fold....

track listing:

1. right now - good song, rockin' jam... current single and video. getting a little tired of hearing this one now, because we keep mtv and fuse on all day at work and this video is getting a lot of airplay, probably to promote the release. but the first few times i heard it, i loved it... 7/10
2. break some off - another good, rockin' jam. good beat, heavy sound... 8/10        

3. counting on me -   one of those "starts slow but gets better" kinda songs... 6/10

4. here it comes again - another of those "starts slow...." type songs, but it's typical korn... 8/10
5. deep inside - good song, good beat. good flow to the music/lyrics... 8/10
6. did my time - song that was written for the second tomb raider movie, and was featured in the movie, but didn't make it to the soundtrack?? another one that i am a little tired of hearing, because it was on the radio and tv every 30 seconds. but it's still a good song... 7/10
7. everything i've known - slow song, sounds like it's very personal to j. davis (but then again, with korn, what's not personal to j. davis?)... 6/10
8. play me (featuring nas) - my personal favorite track. but it's not for everyone. pure korn beat and music with nas doing pure nas over the rythym. sounds like maybe fieldy wrote this one, but i love it... 9.5/10

9. alive - good song, heavy driving beat... 8/10

10. let's do this now - another good one, starts with the trademark bagpipes. not the best on the album, but close... 8.5/10
11. i'm done -  another heavy one with some good lyrics, a little slow to start, but the groove is solid... 7/10
12. ya'll want a single - one of the funniest, if not the funniest, korn song ever. kinda has a little hip hop sound to it, and a little swagger to the beat. sounds like he's just talking about the band itself... but the best part is the chorus - 'ya'll want a single, say f*** that, f*** that, f*** that' - great stuff. tied with "play me" for favorite track... 9.5/10
13. when will this end - a good song to end the album. the only problem i have with this track is the 10 minutes of blank space that are tacked on to the end before we get to the "hidden" track... 8/10
hidden track - one - the version they played at the metallica icon special on mtv. a decent version of a classic... 8/10

final thoughts: like i said, this album definitely gets me back to admiting that i'm a fan of korn. i was so depressed after issues and untouchables, i thought they had lost their edge. but this album should bring them back to the popularity and fanbase that they had after the first few albums... go buy it!!  ;D

Modern Trading / trading can be expensive!!
« on: November 18, 2003, 02:47 PM »
i went to the post office today to mail out about 9 packages for trades. ended up costing me $54.35 for shipping  :o

and how does a 1 pound box of sculpey, wrapped in a plastic bag and stuffed into a slightly larger box, end up weighing 2.5 pounds??

Toy Reviews / obi-wan kenobi: general of the republic army
« on: November 17, 2003, 09:24 PM »
okay, so i managed to get my hands on some new figures today... including:
name: obi-wan kenobi: general of the republic army
assortment: clone wars, wave 2

sculpt: looks kinda like ewan mcgregor i guess... but his mouth looks weird.

paint: good paint job on the beard/hair, and decent job of weathering the figure in general.

articulation: neck - standard... shoulders - standard... hips/legs - standard... elbows - turn.

accessories: bandolier, backpack and lightsaber. bandolier is a new design, doesn't clip together or snap together at all, just kinda sits around his waist. was pretty hard to get it over his head, too  >:(

action feature: none, thanks hasbro ;D

final thoughts: not the best obi-wan, but better than that horrible pilot and acklay battle one...

score: 3/10

Toy Reviews / mace windu: general of the republic army
« on: November 17, 2003, 09:18 PM »
okay, so i managed to get my hands on some new figures today... including:
name: mace windu: general of the republic army
assortment: clone wars, wave 2

sculpt: ugh, who were they using as reference... 'cause it sure wasn't sammy j.

paint: no thanks, we don't need no stinkin' paint... barely any on this figure.

articulation: neck - ball jointed to look up, down, left, right... shoulders - ball jointed... elbows - turn & bend... wrists - turn... waist - standard... hips/legs - standard.

accessories: gauntlets, lightsaber. i don't get this "gauntlets" thing... why? first anakin and now mace... they look horrible imo. if you want these characters to have armor, then sculpt it on in the first place!!

action feature: none, thanks hasbro ;D

final thoughts: i'm not crazy about this figure... i mean, i guess it's better than the lollipop mace, but not by much...

score: 5/10

Toy Reviews / durge
« on: November 17, 2003, 09:11 PM »
okay, so i managed to get my hands on some new figures today... including:
name: durge
assortment: clone wars, wave 2

sculpt: good sculpt, armor looks good, helmet looks good. hoses connect from waist to thighs (?)

paint: excellent paint job on the figure i picked up, but with this much paint and this much detail, this is just asking to be screwed up somewhere. i expect a ton of variants, all missing some kind of emblem or paint spot.

articulation: neck - standard... shoulders - ball jointed... hips/legs - standard... that's it. again, compared with the durge that came with that speeder bike, this one has almost no articulation. the speeder durge has like 14 or 16 points of articulation, which is awesome, but why not give this figure the same amount?

accessories: backpack, bola (?) that's impossible for him to hold, blaster rifle and 2 blaster pistols.

action feature: none, thanks hasbro ;D

final thoughts: compared to the speeder bike durge, this one sucks ass. horrible figure, and one that could have been - and has been - done so much better.

score: 3/10

Toy Reviews / asajj ventress
« on: November 17, 2003, 09:02 PM »
okay, so i managed to get my hands on some new figures today... including:
name: asajj ventress
assortment: clone wars, wave 2

sculpt: i like it ;D - looks good. semi neutral, almost action pose. nice flowing cape and skirt-thingie. good facial expression, looks just like... uhm, the pictures i've seen.

paint: not much. dark neutral colors, black, gray, different gray... facial markings are nice and crisp.

articulation: neck - ball jointed to look up, down, left, right... shoulders - ball jointed... elbows - can turn around... hips/legs - standard... waist.

accessories: nice cape and skirt, 2 lightsabers that can join together to make a single, dual bladed saber... nice. skirt piece also has two holsters that can hold the lightsaber hilts... another really nice touch.

action feature: she can stand on her own!! okay, not an "action" feature, but a feature that not many figures can bost :)

final thoughts: a figure that i couldn't wait to get, definitely my favorite of the wave 2 clone wars. kinda gave me the same feeling that i had when i first got amanaman, or ephant mon... loved it from the minute i opened it up. very good figure...

score: 9/10 - nothing's perfect (except 300th fett), but with hasbro's track record as of late, this is as good as it gets ;D

Modern Classifieds / ilm fleece jacket for sale $75 *pics*
« on: November 16, 2003, 08:11 PM »
i bought this fleece jacket on ebay back when episode 1 was in it's heyday. it's an adult size large, and it is too small for me. being that i wear a size xl to begin with, i'm still not 100% sure why i bought it in the first place, or why i've held onto it this long. i guess i just hoped that it would grow or i would shrink to fit into it. it's never been worn, just hanging in my closet for the past 3 years or so, and i paid over $150 for it but i'm asking for $75 plus shipping. as you can see in the pics, it's not just a cheap patch sewn onto the jacket, it's a nice embroidered (sp?) emblem.

Star Wars Ships and Vehicles / more speeder bikes
« on: November 16, 2003, 07:47 PM »
finally got my hands on the dooku and anakin speeders, and gave them my plastic stand treatment. i also changed the anakin "holy crap!!" face to another, better anakin head - clone wars. i think that's the best anakin head so far, and it seems to look good on this body. for some reason when i boiled and popped the anakin speeder bike body, the paint faded on his tunic. so i had to repaint that part black.

and then i took a quick shot of the bikes i've done so far all lined up in my bookcase/display area:

Collections / want to see your collection featured on our front page?
« on: November 15, 2003, 08:22 PM »
if you do, let us know. we do have a feature on our  main page, and we're always looking for people's collections to put up on the page. so get your cameras and get snapping  ;D

well, i pretty much collect anything that has a star wars logo or character on it, some more religiously than others. books, cd's, posters, props, christmas ornaments, statues, games - video and board, you name it, i probably got it if i could afford it.

but what do you have the most of?

for me, it's t-shirts. i have close to 100 t-shirts in my collection, and it grows constantly. almost every day i'm checking ebay for shirts that i don't have. and in case you are wondering, yes - i do wear them all, just not at the same time  ;)

so what do you collect, and what do you have the most of?

Watto's Junk Yard / am i wrong for this?
« on: November 12, 2003, 07:34 PM »
bear with me, after i wrote it out and read it back, there's a lot of "friend" talk, but no names... i'm not sure if any of them read this forum (i doubt it) but i can't be too cautious....

a friend of mine got a new pc with a dvd burner in it, and he asked me to borrow my sw trilogy dvd's to copy them. i said sure, no problem, he's my friend and all... you know? so what if i paid $70 for the set, i'll just let him make a copy for himself. so, i took them with me when i went to his job the other day, and a fellow friend of his was there. his friend is also a star wars fan, and when he saw what i was giving to my buddy, and what he was going to do, he asked my buddy if he could have a copy as well. and he was like, "sure no problem, i'll just make two". now, i was standing right there, but wasn't asked if this semi-stranger could also have a copy of my discs. now, i know that he could have easily just made a copy from his copy and not told me anyway, but at least he could have asked. now, i was talking to another friend today at work, and telling him about how my buddy got a dvd burner, and he was like "cool... i can't wait for them to come out so i can finally get a copy of the trilogy". so i called up my friend, who still has my dvd's, and asked him if he could make an additional copy for me to give to my friend. and he was like, "uhmmm.... are you going to bring me blank dvd's or should i just use the ones i have here?". so kinda in a kidding way, i said, "just use the ones you have and i'll pay for them when i pick them up". and he goes, "cool. they're like $2.50 each".

i was in shock. i mean, i would think that after giving him my $70 trilogy set to copy - for free - that he could at least make me a few copies without asking me for the $7.50 for the blanks. i am pissed... i always thought that he was a good friend, but now i'm not sure. am i wrong to be pissed? is he right in asking me for the $7.50? and he told me that he has a bunch of movies that he wants to borrow, so that he can copy them. what should i do?

on top of that, he wants me to create a rather large diorama for his store, a diorama of the geonosis arena... should i charge him labor now?

Star Wars Ships and Vehicles / my custom speederbikes (kinda)
« on: November 12, 2003, 12:35 AM »
well, i guess they're not really customs in the truest sense of the word, but i picked up the bounty hunter 4 pack with the aurra sing bike, along with the clone trooper and the durge with their bikes, and i couldn't find a good way to display them. so, i took a few of the interogation droids that came with the target death star trooper sets and snapped the droid off, and glued the clear stand to the bottom of the bikes.

pay no attention to the surroundings (i.e. my messy workshop) - i'll try and take some better photos with a better background tomorrow. now i guess i have to customize the figures to make them look a little more natural on the bikes... except for durge, he kinda looks ok to me. i think they look pretty good, and it kind of gives the impression that the bike is "flying"... comments?

Modern Trading / jokabofe's trading list - updated 4/27 ROTS wants
« on: November 7, 2003, 11:34 PM »
Started going through some boxes of stuff over the past day or so, and came up with a nearly complete list of all of my extra stuff. And, of course, the list of the stuff I want/need. Please contact me if you're interested in hooking up a trade for something. I do have some more stuff to go through still (OTC stuff, mostly) so if there is something you need that you don't see, please contact me. I'm willing to be a little generous with my end of the trade, since most of the stuff I want/need is new and/or hard to find, but please don't make ridiculous trade offers.

**PLEASE NOTE** Most of the extra figures that I purchased (i.e., this list of figures that I have) were purchased purely for customising/opening, so if card condition is an issue for you, please PLEASE ask about card condition before we make a deal. A lot of the stuff is MOMC, but some of it is not - price stickers, bends, nicks, folds, bent corners - like I said, most of it was purchased with the sole intent of opening and slicing them up, so card condition was not a factor in purchasing them. Thanks  :D


2004 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive Stuff
OTC T-shirt (size XL)

Stormtrooper army builder pack
Sandtrooper army builder pack

Revenge of the Sith
Target Exclusive Clone Troopers (multiples okay)
III-02 Anakin (w/Dooku Saber version)
III-06 Clone Trooper (loose okay, multilpes okay)
III-23 Royal Guard (Red, multiples okay)
III-33 Clone Commander (multiples okay)
III-34 Clone Pilot (multiples okay)
III-35 Palpatine (Blue Saber)
III-36 General Grievous
III-37 Tri Droid (Medical Droid)
III-38 AT-TE Gunner (multiples okay)
III-39 Polis Massan
III-40 Mas Amedda
III-41 Clone Trooper (multiples okay)
III-42 Neimoidian Warrior (multiples okay)
III-43 Wookiee Warrior (multiples okay)
III-44 Destroyer Droid
III-45 Tarkin
III-46 Ask Aak
III-47 Mon Calamari Meena Tillis
III-48 R2-D2 (electronic)
III-49 Commander Baccarra (multiples okay)
III-50 Anakin Skywalker on Mustafar (as Darth Vader with hood and cloak)
III-51 Captain Antilles
III-52 Tado Zett Jukassa
III-53 Utapauan Warrior (multiples okay)
III-54 Turbo Tank Driver (multiples okay)
III-55 Mustafar Sentry (aka Flea Rider) (multiples okay)
III-56 Obi-Wan Kenobi (Red Leader Pilot)

ROTS 12"
Clone Troopers (multiples okay, loose okay)
Barriss Offee
Shaak Tii

Aurra Sing (loose okay)

#26 - Luke Skywalker Bespin
#38 - Imperial Scanning Crew Trooper x2

Post OTC (repacks)
05-09: Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Training)
05-10: Darth Vader (Death Star Hangar)
05-11: Stormtrooper (Death Star Attack)
05-12: Sandtrooper (Tatooine Search)
05-13: Scout Trooper (Endor Raid)
05-14: Han Solo (Mos Eisley Escape)
05-15: Chewbacca (Hoth Escape)
05-16: Yoda (Dagobah Training)

Vintage OTC
Stormtrooper - ROTJ x infinity :)

Clone Wars
Red Arc Trooper (loose okay)
Super Articulated Clone Trooper (loose okay)

Clone Wars Animated Series 3
ARC Trooper
Clone Trooper Captain
Clone Trooper Commander
Clone Trooper Lieutenant 

Hall of Fame
Stormtrooper (loose okay)

300th Boba Fett w/all green box

Episode 1
Amidala (Ascension Gun) (loose ok)

Stormtrooper (loose okay)

Freeze Frames (all momc please)
AT-ST Driver
Garindan (Long Snoot)
TIE Fighter Pilot **pending
Weequay (Skiff Guard)
Ree-Yees (loose okay)

12" (all preferred loose)
Saga AOTC Obi Wan Kenobi
Admiral Ackbar
Ceremonial Luke
Grand Moff Tarkin
Death Star Gunner
Bib Fortuna/Luke 2-pack
Wedge/Biggs 2-pack

Early Bird set
Endor Speeder Bike set
carded Luke
carded Boba Fett
carded droids Boba Fett
carded driods R2
carded Sandtrooper
Boba Fett chase version (series 1)
Indiana Jones (Han Solo series 2 chase version)
any of the "bootleg" sets
carded Leia hologram
Logray (Wicket series 3 chase version)
Vinyl Jawa (series 2 Jawa chase version)
TRU exclusive box set

Boba Fett
AT-AT Driver

Gentle Giant busts
Blue Clone Trooper ** will give up toy fair vader for one
Clone Pilot

Misc Non-Star Wars
McFarlane Joe Sakic Avalanche white jersey
McFarlane Joe Sakic Nordiques white jersey
McFarlane Joe Sakic Nordiques blue jersey
McFarlane Peter Forsberg Nordiques white jersey


Post OTC
01 Pablo Jill
02 Yarua
03 Sly Moore
04 Queen Amidala
08 Dannik Jericho

01 Luke Dagobah (Handstand version, small creasing near hang tag)
05 Luke X-Wing
06 Luke Jedi
07 Han Solo
08 Chewbacca
12 R2-D2
16 Stormtrooper
17 Wicket
18 Leia Bespin
19 Cloud Car Pilot
20 Lobot
37 Lando General

Vintage OTC

Saga '04
02 - R-3PO
04 - Luke Jedi **pending
05 - R2 Sail Barge
06 - R1-G4 **pending
08 - Rappertunie
10 - Tanus Spijek **pending
17 - Dengar
18 - Bossk

Saga '03
10 - Lama Su **pending
11 - Ayala Secura
12 - Barris Offee
16 - Ashla & Jempa
20 - Jango Fett **pending
23 - Wat Tambor
26 - Princess Leia
29 - Dannyl Faytonni
33 - Bail Organa

Saga '02
19 - Royal Guard
25 - Taun We
27 - Count Dooku
31 - Jango Fett (Final Battle)
35 - Orn Free Taa
36 - Obi Wan Kenobi
37 - Han Solo
39 - Palpatine
40 - Djas Puhr
48 - Destroyer Droid

Orange Cards
Han Carbonite Chamber
Boba Fett 1/2 circles
Tusken Raider (closed hand)
Han Solo
Han Solo (Hoth gear - open hand)

Expanded Universe
Imperial Sentinel **pending
Clone Emperor (3D Display opened) **pending
Luke (3D Display opened) **pending
Kyle Katarn **pending
Mara Jade **pending
Spacetrooper **pending
Darktrooper **pending

Leia as Boushh **pending
Prince Xizor **pending
Luke as Imperial Guard **pending

Aurra Sing
Bespin Guard
Darth Maul (Final Duel)
Saesee Tiin
Obi-Wan Cold Gear
Plo Koon
Ellors Madak
Han Solo (Death Star Escape)
Qui Gon (Mos Espa Disguise)
Ben Kenobi (Old Man)
Darth Maul (Sith Apprentice)
Coruscant Guard **pending
Gungan Warrior **pending
Rebel Fleet Trooper
Darth Vader (Dagobah)

Aunt Beru

Commtech Chips
Han Solo
Wuher **pending
Admiral Motti **pending

Freeze Frames
Luke Bespin
Leia Ewok Celebration
Endor Soldier
Luke Stormtrooper
Luke Blastshield
Luke Ceremonial
Chewbacca Prisoner
Leia New Likeness
Han Endor (Brown Pants)
Death Star Trooper
C-3PO Removable Limbs
Lak Sivrak
R2-D2 w/Tools (Death Star slide)
Han Solo
Lando General
Death Star Droid

Green Card
Emperor's Royal Guard
Luke Ceremonial
Endor Han (Brown pants)
Endor Han (Blue pants)
Yak Face
Ponda Baba
Leia Slave

Episode 2 Sneak Preview
Jango Fett

Clone Wars
Saesee Tiin
Mace Windu
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Blue ARC w/White Bonus Clone
Yoda w/Yellow Bonus Clone
Anakin w/Blue Bonus Clone

Episode 1
Nute Gunray
Rune Haako
Obni-Wan Jedi Duel
Darth Sidious (trilogo)
Darth Sidious (U.S.)
C-3PO (trilogo)
Amidala Coruscant
Capt Panaka
Anakin Naboo
Anakin Tatooine
Adi Gallia
Mace Windu
Darth Maul (Jedi Duel)
Darth Maul (Tatooine)
Darth Maul (Sith Lord)
Watto (trilogo)
Ric Olie (trilogo)
Yoda (no logo)
Ody Mandrell
Sen Palpatine (trilogo)
Capt Tarpals
Ki-Adi Mundi
Qui-Gon (Jedi Duel)
R2-D2 (large bubble)
Destroyer Droid
TC-14 **pending

Electronic Darth Maul
Electronic Qui Gon
Han Solo Endor
13" Plastic Chewbacca
Ceremonial Leia 1999 Portrait Edition
Obi-Wan (Flap Box)
Boba Fett (Flap Box)
Stormtrooper (Flap Box)
Han Solo Carbonite
Amidala Portrait Collection - Naboo
Amidala Portrait Collection - Black Travel
Amidala Portrait Collection - Red Senate
Episode 1 Anakin

POTF2 A-Wing first release, green box
POTJ TIE Interceptor
POTJ B-Wing Fighter
POTF2 Electronic Power F/X X-Wing
Saga TIE Bomber
Episode 1 Fambaa
POTF2 AT-ST Orange box (box has some wear and creasing)

Cinema Scenes
Jedi Spirits
Tatooine Showdown
Final Jedi Duel
Cantina Aliens
Cantina Showdown
Final Jedi Duel
Watto's Box
Mynock Hunt
Cantina Showdown Trilogo Box
Cantina Aliens
Jabba's Dancers
Mynock Hunt (No Mynock)

Small Vehicles, Etc.
Sith Speeder w/Darth Maul
SOTE Swoop w/Rider
Imperial Speeder Bike (Orange Box)
Speeder Bike w/Luke
Speeder Bike w/Leia
EU Speeder Bike w/Rider
EU Airspeeder
Luke w/Tauntaun
Opee & Qui-Gon Jinn
EU Cloud Car w/Pilot
EU Cloud Car w/Pilot

8010 - Darth Vader
7134 - A-Wing
7110 - Landspeeder
7111 - Droid Fighter
7101 - Lightsaber Duel
7128 - Speeder Bikes
7121 - Naboo Swamp

Micro Machines
Ep1 Anakins Podracer
Ep1 Bongo Sub
Ep1 Gasgano Podracer
Ep1 Sith Infiltrator
X-Ray Fleet (set of 4)
Mini Head Transforming set (Fett/Ackbar/Gam)

Action Fleet
Shuttle Tydirium
Vader's TIE Fighter
TIE Bomber
Battle Pack #11 - Landspeeder
Battle Pack #13 - Hoth Attack
Battle Pack #14 - Death Star Escape
Battle Pack #15 - Endor Victory

Deluxe Figures, Etc.
EE exclusive Holiday Jawas
300th Boba Fett (box not mint)
Complete Galaxy Ewok
Complete Galaxy Luke
Complete Galaxy Vader
Complete Galaxy Yoda
25th Ann Luke/Leia
25th Ann Han/Chewie
Trash Compactor sets (both - 1 each)
Millenium Mint Coin Palpatine
Luke/Vader from Board Game
Leia/Luke 2 pack
Leia/Han 2 pack
Leia/R2 2 pack
Han/Luke/Vader Gunner Stations (1 each)
Mail Away Mace Windu
Cantina Sets - Momaw/Greedo/Ponda (want to trade as a set)
Max Rebo Band pairs - Joh Yowza/Sy Snootles, Barquin D'An/Droopy McCool, Doda Bodonawieedo/Max Rebo (want to trade as a set)
AOTC Deluxe Yoda
AOTC Deluxe Flying Genosian
POTJ Deluxe Amanaman
POTJ Deluxe Luke Bacta Tank
Saga Gold Card Obi-Wan Kenobi Kamino Confrontation
Orange Card Deluxe Stomrtrooper
SOTE 2 packs Vader/Xizor, Fett/IG88 (want to trade as a set)
PEZ - Boba Fett
PEZ - Leia
PEZ - Wicket
Y-Wing Dangler
Yoda Bend-Ems
General Lando Bend-Ems
Star Destroyer Die Cast mini (loose)
TIE Fighter Die Cast mini
Ep1 Tatooine Disguise Set
Darth Maul Unleashed **pending
Epic Force Stormtrooper
Epic Force Darth Vader
Epic Force Darth Maul
Epic Force Obi-Wan (Ep 1)
Epic Force Boba Fett

Indiana Jones Disney Figure set (want to trade as a set)
Indiana Jones - 1st release
Indiana Jones - 2nd release
Marion Ravenwood
German Mechanic
Cairo Swordsman
German Mechanic

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