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Joe Defender / Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
« on: November 30, 2006, 01:13 AM »
I received my two Hot Topic Land Adventurer figures today and they're awesome!  The box art is is really cool and has a very vintage feel to it.

They used the same head sculpt as they did for the 40th Anniversary figures.  The ******* isn't as thick as some of the Fan Club repro figs but it's better than a couple of the retail figs they put out like the Meijer figures and the Wal-Mart Deep Sea Diver.

The KFG hands rock, the Luger is a nice change to the standard Lebel revolver and another set of short black boots is a good thing.  Standard camo fatigues and AT dog tag.  The shoulder holster is more of a rubbery material than some of the earlier repro holsters that were harder plastic.

Overall the figure looks great.  One final note on the *******, mine have more of a dark brown look to them rather than black.   So standing on the shelf next to my Fan Club repro Commander and the Foreign Adventurer he looks just enough different to not be someones twin.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Internet Explorer 7
« on: November 27, 2006, 06:37 PM »
I've never been a big fan of tabbed browsing but after using it for a couple weeks I'm getting used to it.  I haven't had any performance problems with they system in general but it has locked up and crashed (not the whole system though) at least twice since 11/7...IE6 didn't crash twice in the previous 6 months.

I don't care for the button placement either.  The refresh and stop buttons are just oddly placed.  They should be next to the back/forward buttons IMO. 

I haven't spent a lot of time with it yet to see if any of that stuff is customizable but I'm thinking probably not.  Microsoft doesn't seem to build in that level of user friendly customization.

But, if you guys don't like the interface in IE7, wait till you see Vista!!


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: November 27, 2006, 06:08 PM »
Can I have your space in the line then? ;)

You can have my place in line as well. 

This is the only Kate from the UK that I need.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: New Line has license for 'The Hobbit'
« on: November 20, 2006, 11:38 AM »
I can't seem to find the article right now, but thought I read that MGM owned the rights to produce the film but New Line had the distribution rights?

If so, wouldn't that make it MGM's decision when picking a director and not NL? 

Unless part of an agreement between NL and MGM, in order to get the movie made, put more control over that sort of thing in the hands of NL.  Sort of like a licensing contract...NL would license the production rights from MGM to make the film and then distribute under their own distro rights. 

I don't know about all the behind-the-scenes legality of getting a Hobbit film made but I do know one thing; I'm NOT happy about the possibility of seeing a Hobbit film that's not directed by PJ.


Other Toy Lines / Re: No love for Galactica?
« on: November 18, 2006, 11:51 PM »
I've been picking up the Titanium vehicles.  I passed on the 2" Galactica and Home One but did get the Ultra Galactica.

If they made a 3.75" line of figures for the new series I'd probably buy them but I haven't picked up any of the larger scale figures that are out now.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 10 Years of Searching For the Real Killers
« on: November 15, 2006, 07:07 PM »
I can't believe that somebody hasn't cornered him on the back 9 and slapped the life out of him with thier #1 wood.

   E...  (Who thinks some people just need killin')

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Torchwood?
« on: November 10, 2006, 02:26 AM »
Isn't Torchwood the weapon they've been referring to in the second season of Doctor Who?  Iit has it's own series in the UK? 

I'd love to see it if so.  Come on, Sci-Fi, import it!


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'Lost' - Season Three
« on: November 2, 2006, 03:25 PM »
Besides Cindy there were 7 or 9 (I forget exactly) Tallies that were taken off the beach, including the children, before Ana and the others militarized themselves.  Where did all those people go?  We didn't see more evidence of them till Michael and Eko saw the childs feet walk by them in the jungle later, carrying a teddy bear.  Then, that was it.  Haven't heard about them since.

And I believe you're right saying Bernard is the last of the tallies.  At least the last one with the large group.  Everyone else that made it over to that side of the island is dead now.


Joe Defender / Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
« on: November 1, 2006, 12:59 AM »
I'm going to take advantage of the announced web sales of the AT Joe from Hot Topic!

I haven't been in a HT store in probably 8 years.  Seriously.  I didn't even venture in when some reports popped up of them selling Bust-Ups a year or so ago.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Battlestar Galactica...who's watching?
« on: October 21, 2006, 02:14 PM »
Last nights episode was incredible.  I agree that the tactics used by Adama were brilliant.  One the coolest ideas I've seen used in a sci fi/space show or movie.

I'm glad they cleared up the issue with Starbuck's kid.  The age didn't calculate when compared to Boomers baby so I'm glad we got an explanation for it.

IMO this show just keeps getting better.  The way Tigh handled his wife, the outcome with Starbuck and Leoben and the kid, Adama and Apollo with the rescue...just good TV and good sci fi.


Joe Defender / Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
« on: October 12, 2006, 05:04 PM »
Do any of you guys collect 12" Adventure Team Joes?  Hot Topic has an exclusive Land Adventurer figure coming in November.

No price info yet but I'm kind of psyched for him.  I'm hoping that he'll be on their web site but I'll make a drive to Elmira, NY if I have to to score one.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'Lost' - Season Three
« on: October 5, 2006, 02:52 AM »
I was less than impressed with the episode.  I don't know what I expected but the season premiers for "Prison Break" and "Heroes" had me much more excited after seeing them.

The best part of the episode?  Kate.  God that girl is hot.


Joe Defender / Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
« on: October 2, 2006, 08:47 PM »
I finally saw Destro about a week ago at WM.  I passed him up but may get him eventually.

I still wish they would do the female figures; Scarlett and Baroness.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Lucas donates $175 million to USC
« on: September 20, 2006, 02:36 PM »
Sort of like everytime I buy a computer with Microsoft Windows on it and Bill Gates gives medicine to 3rd-world kids?   ::)


Other Toy Lines / Re: Pogs Anyone?
« on: September 19, 2006, 04:51 PM »
I was in Target on Sunday and overheard a guy talking about them.  Apparently Target is selling some in the game section but I didn't go look.


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