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Watto's Junk Yard / Anyone else hate to fly?
« on: April 19, 2005, 04:17 PM »
I do.  I love the takeoffs, because going that fast is a definite adrenaline rush.  But when the turbulence hits... I turn green.   :-X

Celebration III: Indianapolis / Don't forget these for C3
« on: April 18, 2005, 12:12 PM »
I just thought I'd start a quick thread of things we'll all likely need for C3.  We're all too excited to think straight and probably going to forget something, so let's help each other out!

  • C3 Passes if received in mail
  • Paperwork & credit card for Passes for Will Call
  • Cash / Credit Card(s) / Left arm
  • - can't pass up on that purchase of a lifetime, can you?
  • ID - "are you sure you're 21?"
  • Camera
  • Batteries & charger - for lots of pics!
  • Cellphone & charger
  • Binoculars?
  • Backpack
  • Jacket / weather appropriate wear
  • Poster tube?
  • Loose action figures for FFURG's booth - should be fun!
  • Deodorant / breathmints / toothbrush and toothpaste - I don't want your stinky ass standing next to me!
  • Clean / extra underwear - listen to your mom, dammit!
  • Snack foods

I'm sure I'm forgetting a few things at this moment, so be sure to add more kids!

edit... Added in Princess' excellent suggestions.

The Prequel Trilogy / Digital Version Longer
« on: March 28, 2005, 05:36 PM »
Click on the rolling eyes:  ::)

Apparently, the digital version of ROTS will be different and even longer than the film version.  Why can't Lucas just make a movie without making so different versions?  Stupid, stupid, stupid.

The Prequel Trilogy / Episode III a tearjerker: Lucas
« on: March 18, 2005, 07:52 PM »

Check out this article on where Lucas describes ROTS as a "tearjerker".  ****, if he tries to make me feel all teary-eyed the way he tried to make us feel all sappy during the scenes between Anakin & Padme in AOTC, I'm gonna puke.

I've stayed fairly spoiler free up to this point, but after reading this, I'm suddenly very nervous about whether Lucas is going to pull this off.

And he also mentions that we only see Vader at the very end of the movie.   ::)  I just don't know...

The Prequel Trilogy / ROTS Trailer
« on: February 28, 2005, 10:09 PM » Announces Trailer

March 10th at 9pm on FOX during an episode of "The O.C."

Then on Hyperspace after the show it will be shown to members of the Fan Club.

And finally in the theatres on March 11th before Robots.

I think I'm going to try and avoid watching this, although it won't be easy because my curiosity will be killing me.  However, I'm trying to stay relatively spoiler free, and the teaser trailer was about as much as I can handle!

Feedback / i4imperial's feedback
« on: February 18, 2005, 12:26 PM »
I completed my first transaction with i4imperial today, and it was one of the best experiences I've had with a seller. 

His communication was very thorough - his list was highly detailed for each figure so that I knew exactly what I was getting.  And his shipping was very secure - each loose figure was individually bagged with it's accessories.

Thanks Dan, we'll do business again!

Watto's Junk Yard / Happy Valentine's Day!...
« on: February 14, 2005, 12:41 AM » me!  No seriously, I just got the best gift a guy could ask for.


That's right.  Today, my wife offered me her sewing room so that I could expand my Star Wars room.   :D  So I spent the entire day ripping out cabinets in another room in the basement so that we can create a joint spare bedroom / sewing room.  I'm bloody tired, but the excitement of the prize at the end of all this work kept me going.   It's likely going to be a couple of weeks or months before we complete this new room so that she can move out and my toys in, but this will certainly be the most motivated I've been for home renovation projects.   :)

Somehow, the charm bracelet I bought for her just doesn't seem like enough now.  I think I'm going to have to sneak out tomorrow morning and get her a little extra something.  Cuz I obviously have the best wifey there is!    8)

So I'm sending out an early HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to all my geeks at JD - may your day of hearts be filled with mushy stuff.   :)

Watto's Junk Yard / Flying To Arizona
« on: January 24, 2005, 11:10 PM »
Well, this Canuck is headed to the wonder that is the U S of A.  My wife and daughter and I are headed to Yuma to visit my in-laws and get some sun.  Any advice for this unworldly Canadian?  Anyone been to Yuma and know of an attraction that I shouldn't miss?  Anyone know how many Wal-Marts and Targets are in Yuma?   ;)

Modern Classifieds / Jesse's Needs & Santa Suggestions :)
« on: December 30, 2004, 01:11 AM »
PM me for any questions or pictures.  :)
FYI, I'm in Canada.

**********Priority Needs**********

Carded TSC (Saga 2006)
Saga-013 - Darth Vader w/ Vader holo - Variant (standing) pose - US card
Ultimate Galactic Hunt - Darth Vader w/ Vader holo - CDN card
Episode III Heroes and Villains - Darth Vader w/ blue Vader holo - CDN card
Episode III Heroes and Villains - Darth Vader w/ red Vader holo - CDN card
Saga-038 - Darth Vader w/ Vader holo - Euro card
Saga-045 - Darth Vader w/ Vader holo - CDN card
Saga-045 - Darth Vader w/ Vader holo - Japanese card

Loose TSC (Saga 2006)
Saga-045 - Darth Vader w/ red Vader holo & black stand

Titanium Figures
Darth Vader - regular finish
Darth Vader - vintage finish
Darth Vader - red Target exclusive - regular finish
Darth Vader - red Target exclusive - vintage finish

Titanium Ships
Darth Vader's Sith Starfighter
Imperial Shuttle
Rebel Blockade Runner
TIE Bomber
TIE Fighter
Y-Wing Fighter

Galactic Heroes
Carded 2-Packs
Darth Vader & Holo Emperor - Black/Silver Logo Card
Darth Vader & Leia Bespin - Black/Red Logo Card (only one it's available on)

Loose 2-Packs
Darth Vader (ROTS/silver shoulder pads) & Holo Emperor
Chewbacca (net) & C-3PO (removable limbs)
Darth Vader (Bespin) & Leia Bespin
Luke Bespin & Lando Calrissian
Hoth Trooper & Snowtrooper

Cinema Scenes
Bounty Hunters
Death Star Escape
Geonosis Arena
Jedi vs Sith

Hoth Series
AT-AT Driver - ice
Darth Vader - ice
Han Hoth - ice
Snowtrooper - ice

Mos Eisley Series
Han Solo
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Obi-Wan Kenobi - Spirit
Snaggletooth - red

Battle Damaged White Clone with blaster
Gree with rifle
Amber Chewbacca
Holographic Sidious
100th Boba Fett - SDCC exclusive

Darth Vader - Power (First Release) - 2002
Darth Vader - Redemption (Removable Helmet) - 2002
Darth Vader - Power Rerelease (Art Card) - 2004
Darth Vader - ROTS Repaint / "Tube" Pkg (KB Toys, NOT Best Buy) - 2005
Darth Vader - Power Rererelease Wal-Mart ("Tube" Pkg) - 2006

Darth Vader - Redemption (Removable Helmet) - 2002
Shocktrooper - 2006

Star Wash
Dark Vapor
Sh-It (Maul)
Washer Master
WC3O Chase (silver)

**********Carded Needs**********

Carded POTJ
Vader & Maul - Masters of Dark Side

Carded SAGA
Han Solo - AT-ST Driver (04-19)
Darth Vader - 2002 NY Toy Fair & Fan Club Exclusive   ;)

Carded OTC
Jedi High Council III - Anakin Skywalker, Saesee Tiin, Adi Gallia
Naboo Final Conflict 4 pk

**********Loose Needs********** (or mint on damaged card)

Loose POTF2
Sy Snootles & Jo Yowzah

Queen Amidala Battle

Loose Star Tours

Loose SAGA
Imperial Officer (brown hair) (02-55)
Rebel Trooper (black hair) (02-54)

Loose Silver Figures/Exclusives
Boba Fett - Silver
Sandtrooper - Silver
Emperor - Holographic (OTC, not ROTS version)
Jorg Sacul
Scout Trooper - Battlefront

Loose Clone Wars
Clone Trooper Commander (yellow)
Clone Trooper Lieutenant (blue)

Loose CW Animated
Clone Trooper Captain (red)
Clone Trooper Commander (yellow)
Clone Trooper Lieutenant (blue)

Power of the Force 2 / eBay Shipping Woes
« on: November 24, 2004, 10:32 PM »
A couple of months ago I won an auction on eBay for a couple of the POTF2 Eletronic Battle Fx figures - Vader and Obi-Wan.  I've made a couple of purchases on eBay over the last couple years, but I've never had anyone do something like this:

I mean, what's going through a person's head when they ship something like this?   ???  -- Let's see, box is too small, oh well, I'll just bend the cards to fit...--

Thankfully, the cards were only warped, and have nearly straightened over time, but I nearly had an aneurysm when I saw this.  Of course, when I e-mailed him about it, I didn't receive a reply.   ::)

Collections / Jesse's Collection - small update page 9
« on: November 20, 2004, 11:00 PM »
For my most recent pics, see this post here. (October 2008)

Well, even though my Star Wars room is never truly done, this is how it looks today.  We bought a house last year, and it's so great to finally have a home for everything.  But I do need to knock out a wall to the next room - I'm already out of space and still have my Micromachines boxed up.  I've just got to convince the wifey that it's a good idea - how long do you think that will take?   :)

This is actually the hallway outside my room, it just keeps growing!

Lots of glare in this pic, but it gives you an idea of the hallway from the other angle:

And a closeup of some of my favourite deluxe figs:

One of favourite sections, my Darth Vader shrine:

My one and only carded vintage figure, hopefully will be joined by more in the future:

These are some of my favourites, the Unleashed:

The Power of the Jedi line has always been my favourite, because of items like the 25th Anniversary packs:

Here's a shot of my line-up of vintage baddies and my favourite vehicle, the AT-AT:

And at another angle you can see some of other vintage stuff:

7 down, 5 to go, still working on completing my VOTC collection:

And here's the heart of my collection, about 300 modern figs here, 3 or 4 figures deep on pegboard.  This way I can rotate which figs I actually display.  Someday I'll have enough wallspace to show them all at once!

Of course, I had to get a few doubles to open:

Love that Wampa!

And my sole 12" figure, Han with his Tauntaun, a Christmas gift from my mother-in-law a couple of years ago.  And they say the in-laws are all bad...  ;)

And as a sidenote, I'm a big Bruin fan:

Hope you enjoyed.  I just received my chrome GG Vader and Jango busts, which will need a home in there somewhere:



Additions as of Jan 2, 2005:

Time to add my recent acquisitions! 

My Christmas gift to myself:  2 Stormtrooper Mini-Busts, now comfortably with the Vader and Jango chrome busts and Luke Stormtrooper:

I've got a couple Bust-Ups, including Chewie and Han (thanx to Jeff  :)) and both Leias (thanx to freebies from GG with my Stormie busts).  Now that I've got this many, I may be forced (ouch, my rubber arm  ;)) into completing this wave, and certainly the next.

I also acquired my second unique Darth Vader bust.  I've come across both of these versions on eBay, and just can't pass up on these neat looking items - besides, they light up!  This meant I had to rearrange my Darth Vader shrine, but they look nice next to the Technic Lego Darth Vader:

I also picked up the Darth Vader Voice Changer and Deluxe Lightsaber (not shown) - hopefully next Halloween I'll be making an appearance as the Lord of the Sith.  I also picked up some ceramic mugs:

And finally, my daughter Emily posed in my SW room.  She loves to look around with me and is (usually) quite careful.  Emily = next generation Star Wars fan.  Her favourite?  Well, Princess Leia and Queen Amidala, of course!   :)



January 21 Mini-Update:

I've added Mace Windu and Count Dooku, I must find Vader!



Feb 15, 2005:

Gentle Giant Stormtrooper Bust-Ups 3x 3-packs from

Kinder Surprise Star Wars Hippos:

They are named as follows:
Leia - Prinzessin Hippeia
Luke - Luke Eiwalker
Chewie - Aubacca
Han - Happy Han
Jango -  Jango Jet  (I'm not sure why they chose Jango over Boba, he's the only non-OT figure)
Vader - Dark Laser
Obi-Wan - Obi-Wan Hippobi
R2-D2 - Erzwo Hippo
Yoda - Hippoda

Watto's Junk Yard /
« on: November 9, 2004, 03:04 AM »
I guess I haven't been there for a month or so, but does anybody know what happened to

I know they reconfigured a while ago, but neither the old link or the new link work.

Have we lost another longstanding Star Wars website?

Newbies / Hello, eh!
« on: November 8, 2004, 03:07 PM »
Good day, [edit: ladies and] gentlemen!  My name's Jesse (you probably figured that out), and I'm a proud Canadian collector.  But don't hold that against me!   ;)

I must admit I've been lurking around here for a few months, and really enjoy the laid back atmosphere.  You regulars seem to have a pretty tight knit group, so I'm barging in.   ;D

I'm basically a modern collector of the 3 3/4" line, from POTF2 to OTC.  For the most part, my figures stay carded, but the occasional figure leaps out of the package.  I also love the Unleashed line, which obviously must be opened.  I'm also getting quickly interested in GG mini-busts and bust-ups (which Nataku, er Jeff, kindly helped me into by selling me a couple).

I live in a town of 5000, so unfortunately I don't often have a whole lot of sightings to report.  So that leaves the internet to satisfy my needs.

Anyway, I look forward to contributing what I can!

And remember: Here at JediDefender, we love you. Unless you're an *******.

I just love that quote.   :D

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