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The Vintage Collection / Stupid Question About Bespin Luke(s)
« on: June 8, 2012, 10:41 AM »
As most of you know, I am a total dumbass. That being said, I was going through my collection and noticed that I have two different versions of "vintage" Bespin Luke. One is from the 2007(?) Saga Vintage Collection, the ones that came in the clamshell. But I've also got a newer, chubbier version. When did that one come out? Have there been any other figures besides Vader that have gotten resulted releases on the neo-vintage line?

Joe Defender / GI Joe 25th Alpine
« on: February 19, 2012, 03:46 PM »
I know there are already some posts about this guy, but I can't find 'em so sorry.

Anyhoo, I think I remember a little while back from a GI Joe Q&A that Hasbro was going to get this figure back out there.  After giving myself an aneurysm by looking on eBay for about ten minutes, I'm wondering if anybody knows anything more about it.


So I've been checking out pictures of the BBTS Dreadnok set and keep coming across pictures and postings on the GI Joe Collector Club and Quarrel and Nano Bats and whatever.  I've seen reports on this over at HissTank and other places, but I can't really figure it out.  I've gone to whatever site apparently sponsors the whole deal, and still, I'm at a loss.

Can someone please explain the whole deal to me in very rudimentary fashion?  Is this related to the deal that sold Dial Tone for $40 or whatever?  Even if you just create a Wikipedia page for it and link it, that would be fine.

Watto's Junk Yard / GI Joe Retaliation - The Movie
« on: January 8, 2011, 08:59 PM »
I just read that Stephen Sommers won't direct the G.I. Joe sequel.

The first movie was better than I expected, and I have to admit it's a bit of a guilty pleasure, but still, I'm glad to see Sommers is gone.  I'd like to see the property in different hands and get the story line, characters, and especially Cobra designs back to more familiar territory.

Vintage Kenner / Cloud Car Landing Gear
« on: November 15, 2009, 07:49 PM »
A co-worker discovered that I am a nerd, and brought in a bunch of old Star Wars toys for me.  Included is a Cloud Car in pretty decent condition; it's only missing one landing platform.  I'm a complete dunce when it comes to vintage stuff, but does anyone know where I might be able to come across a single landing gear thingy?  I'd buy two if I have to, I guess.  Can any of you vintage gurus give me a hand?


JD Sports Forum! / Women's Soccer and/or UFC
« on: November 7, 2009, 02:49 PM »
Did you guys see this:o

I went to BYU for law school, so I hate it.  But this is surprisingly brutal.

And kinda hot.


Other Toy Lines / Real Action Stands
« on: November 30, 2008, 10:39 PM »
Awhile back, I bought a million or so Real Action Stands.  The site now says they're on "indefinite back order."

Anyone know where I can score some more of these, or something similar (clear, generic acrylic stands for Star Wars, Indy, 25th GI Joe, etc.)?

Much obliged....

Other Collectibles / Wal-Mart 30AC Darth Maul Lightsaber Repack
« on: January 20, 2007, 08:16 PM »
I remember hearing that this thing was going to be hitting Wal-Mart shelves, like, last October.  Does anyone have any news on it?  I've got a three year old who asks me for it every single day.

Watto's Junk Yard / Top 5 Albums of 2006
« on: December 23, 2006, 10:25 AM »
5. Eagles Of Death Metal, Death By Sexy

This is just a cool, fun, rock-n-roll album.  It might not be on here if I'd actually bought The Raconteurs CD, though.

4. Deftones, Saturday Night Wrist

This was a real pleasant surprise.  I got into Deftones with White Pony, which is still one of my favorite albums of all time.  The follow-up was very, very heavy and good, but didn't quite have that sonic freakout dreamy fuzz that White Pony had.  Chino did more of the atmospheric stuff with Team Sleep, but that was a little too fuzzed out and didn't have the Deftones' aggro edge.  Saturday Night Wrist struck the balance again.  It's a trippy, kind of scary sound throughout.  Lots of dense aural textures.  I really, really liked this CD.

3. ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, So Divided

Kind of like with Deftones, I got on the Trail of Dead bandwagon two albums ago (well, two albums and one EP), but was a little let down by the previous album, Worlds Apart.  It was a little too heavy on the baroque, chamber music stuff.  So Divided is less chamber musc, more ELO, with some punk rawkishness thrown in. 

2. Tool, 10,000 Days

Tool's my favorite band, and this CD was really, really, really good, but I can't help but compare it to Lateralus, which I think is the most perfect recording ever made in the history of all existence.  Some highlight songs, for sure, but all in all not quite as cohesive an album experience as I like to hear, especially from Tool.  It would have been number one just because it's Tool if I hadn't been so kicked in the balls by Brand New's CD.

1. Brand New, The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me

Where the hell did this come from?  Brand New have put out two albums of kind of anemic emo/screamo stuff that didn't suck, but was definitely not my thing.  I'd heard of them and heard a couple of songs, but couldn't have cared less.  Then a few weeks ago I was at a record store and the album cover caught my eye.  Something about that little girl hiding around the corner....It was on a listening station, so I gave it a shot.  The first song was good.  The second song was better.  I skipped through a few tracks, and none of them sucked, but then I got to the ninth song, "Luca," which I listened to the whole way through, and it kicked my ass.  I bought the CD and went out and put it in my car, and I sat there in the parking lot and listened to the whole thing.  There are precious few CDs that have blown me away like that (Tool's Lateralus, natch; Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot; The Arcade Fire).  Just an amazing, rocking, heavy CD.

Sorry to be a retard; I know it's here somewhere and I've searched; I just can't find the Hasbro Q&A Compendium that Matt made.

Can someone please link to it for me because I am dumb?


Watto's Junk Yard / The Departed
« on: October 15, 2006, 09:27 AM »
Anyone else seen this movie?

The missus and I saw it last night, and it was great.  I'll leave any spoilers out for now, but I gotta say that Leonardo DiCaprio did a pretty stellar job, and I think he's a total douche. 

Mark Wahlberg, Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon, Martin Sheen, Alec Baldwin--it was chock full of really good actors.  Cool story, lots of tension...I think Scorsese gets his Oscar this year.

I will say that I was a tiny let down by the ending (not for probably the most obvious reason, although that a little bit too), but I'll save that until someone else starts posting spoilers.

Still, it was one of the best movies I've seen in a long time.

Watto's Junk Yard / JD and Toy Fair
« on: February 13, 2006, 09:36 PM »
Yeah, but you've gotta admit, Rebelscum's Toy Fair coverage is pretty sweet.

Modern Classifieds / Need (don't want, NEED) Unleashed Boba Fett
« on: August 30, 2004, 06:14 PM »
Crap. I saw him several times but wasn't collecting Unleashed.

Now I am and I wants him.

Can anyone help me out? I don't care if he's loose or on a banged up card or whatever. Please let me know if you've got one and what you're asking for him.


Watto's Junk Yard / Music Editing Software?
« on: July 23, 2004, 04:41 PM »
Can anyone recommend some good music editing software?  I'm not looking for something that allows me to compose my own suites with my crappy Casio keyboard, I'm looking for something that will let me blend tunes together for compilation CDs, eliminate the vocal tracks from all of John Frusciante's solo albums (because while he's an awesome guitarist, his voice and lyrics bite gopher nads), eliminate hiss from older recordings, etc.

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