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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebelscum
« on: June 14, 2006, 03:27 PM »
I'd read some of that thread and I even reported it to the mods as something that didn't need to be on the boards but it went on for a few more days after I reported it.

I see that it's gone now.  I didn't see how it got wrapped up so if anyone saved it I'd love to read the outcome.


Let me get this straight. You reported the thread to RS mods because you felt it was something that didn't need to be on the boards. You reported it with the expectation that it would be moderated. Knowing RS, a logical conclusion would be that it would get spanked, locked or deleted. Deleted being a more and more common result recently.

The mods moderate, and eventually take the thread down.

After getting what you asked for, you now want to read the thread you found objectionable.

Maybe you should be asking the RS mods to put it back. Tell them you were just kidding or something. Tell them that your disposition that originally caused you to report the post can handle Mr. Kenobi's foul mouth and idiocy after all. At least now that it's interesting.

What the hell is your malfunction?

I didn't report it because I was personally offended by the language I reported it because it's the wrong way of going about voicing complaints.  That doesn't mean I didn't want to know the outcome of the topic. 

Yes, some threads get deleted on RS but others get locked.  I assumed this would be locked.  After hearing that Dustin actually addressed the topic I wanted to know the outcome but that's when I found it had been deleted or moved to their RS mod board.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebelscum
« on: June 14, 2006, 09:29 AM »
I'd read some of that thread and I even reported it to the mods as something that didn't need to be on the boards but it went on for a few more days after I reported it.

I see that it's gone now.  I didn't see how it got wrapped up so if anyone saved it I'd love to read the outcome.


I got my order in today from the Canadian seller.  My buddy Joe K. and I ordered together.  He got a Celtic Predator and Warrior Alien.

The three I got were the Clear and Scar Predator and Battle Alien.

The Scar Predator looks awesome.  Got a cup of hot water (just shy of boiling) and used that to soften up the parts to put them together.  Also had to use it to straighten out some accessories.  He went together pretty well.  Stands great and all of the accessories fit pretty well with the exception of the shoulder canon.  The hair is in the way.

The paint job is excellent and he looks awesome!

The Clear Predator has a really loose right hip joint so the leg pops off easily.   The peg on the leg sheath is also not formed quite right so it's not a great fit on the leg and the face mask won't stay on.  I'm a huge fan of clear figs and I'm a little disappointed in this one.  But, glad to have it anyway.

The Alien looks awesome though!  Easiest of the three to put together and the bendy tail and transparent head really take it up a notch. 

I'm wishing now I'd gone ahead and ordered all of Series 1 for myself but maybe I'll pick up the others later on.  I can't wait for the Marines now! 

Jesse and the others that recommended these figures, thanks, I really like them and I'm glad I tracked them down.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Computer Help & Tech Support
« on: June 12, 2006, 01:38 AM »
Is anyone familiar with setting up a wireless network between a laptop and a desktop computer?  We just bought a laptop, and I'm getting pretty close to getting it all figured out.  So far I've managed to enable access to the internet for the laptop, and it can also access files that are stored on the desktop. 

However, the desktop can't seem to access files stored on the laptop.  I also noticed the laptop has a notification icon saying there is a network cable unplugged - are these 2 problems related?

Confused in Canuckia

The icon on the tray saying a network cable is unplugged is probably for the wired network card in your laptop.  If you're using the wireless card you probably don't have a cable plugged in also (you don't really want to use both at the same time anyway).  That's not causing your problem.

There are two reasons I can think of right now as to why you aren't seeing the laptop.  The first is that if it's brand new on the network it's name hasn't registered yet and the desktop isn't finding it.  Sometimes it'll take 20 minutes or so for a computer to be recognized on a Microsoft network.

The other thing that might be causing it is that there are no shares on the laptop.  You can try to access it from the desktop using the default share (open My Network Places and use the address bar to type \\laptopname\C$ where laptopname is that of the laptop). 

The other thing you can do is, from the laptop, open My Computer and right-click on the C: drive and choose Sharing.  Or  go into C: and pick a directory and do the same.  Add sharing for the drive or folder.  Then from the desktop try accessing the laptop just using the \\laptopname.  See if you see the folder or drive you shared.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: TRU Sues and Wins to Leave
« on: June 6, 2006, 06:09 PM »
That's a good question on the preorders.  I don't have any at the moment, I cancelled my Gunship after finding it at retail.  I waited on the new Battle Pack that's coming because I didn't want it to get delayed indefinitely.  Glad I waited now.

I'm hoping that the new TRU web site will be as good as or better than what Amazon was doing as far as shipping goes.  It'll be interesting to see how their stock holds up.  Will it be a store of "Sold Out" items or will they restock more often?

Lot's of questions.  I can't wait till they launch to try them out though.


I was hoping to find some of these at WW Philly on Friday but after searching the entire dealer area a couple times I came up empty. 

I found a Canadian seller on eBay that had 20 pieces listed for $8 BIN each.  Both series 1 and 2.  I ordered 5 and got one each of the Scar, Celtic and Clear Predator and Battle and Warrior Aliens.  It was $50 shipped to the US.

The guy has good feedback and answered my questions quickly so now I'm waiting to see if they come through.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: June 4, 2006, 12:43 AM »

I'd like to place my order for one of these to be delivered to NY sometime next week.  Who should I call about getting that taken care of?


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Jeff For Fan Club President!
« on: May 30, 2006, 03:19 PM »
I guess we'll know sometime before SDCC...

You would hope!   :P
Especially if it would require a person taking vacation from work or whatever.  A lot of jobs require 2+ weeks notice in advance.


Conventions / Re: Wizard World Philly 2006
« on: May 30, 2006, 11:36 AM »
They just added Matt Wood as a guest at WW Philly for this weekend.  That'll be cool because I skipped getting his autograph as C3.


Actually, Jesse, Hasbro does have some innovative packing in their Sigma 6 Joe line.  The $15 figures have a weapons locker that's made using the plastic top and bottom of the packaging.

It's a good 1:6 scale accessory and because of the anime-style figures which have oversized hands, many of their accessories are usable with 1:6 figures.  Spirit's bow, for example, is a great 1:6 item as is the sniper rifle that comes with Long Range.

I do like the looks of the Marines coming from Hot Toys.  Besides some Star Wars comics I'm pretty much on the lookout only for some of the current Hot Toys kits at Wizard World next week.  I'm hoping to find a couple so I can check them out in person before ordering up a case.


Kubricks / Re: Kubricks and Minimates
« on: May 24, 2006, 10:11 AM »
That Jack Sparrow figure rocks!


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 5 Albums
« on: May 21, 2006, 11:32 PM »
1: Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime
2: Bon Jovi - Crossroads
3: Nickleback - The Long Road
4: A Perfect Circle - Mer De Noms
5: Eminem - The Eminem Show

Conventions / Re: Wizard World Philly 2006
« on: May 18, 2006, 11:47 PM »
I'll see what I can do but no promises as it's limited to 200 pieces.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebelscum
« on: May 18, 2006, 01:13 AM »
I don't own any of the consoles but I've played plenty of games on all of them.  IMO the X-Box is really where it's at for the hard core gamers.

Game Cube seems to have a lot of great games for younger players, though.  Nintendo was the go to system a few years ago for SW games but now that you can get them on the X-Box why bother?

For the price I never really understood the Playstation 2 or the 3 that's coming out.  My buddy John has all three (GC, PS2, XBox) and it's been years since he powered up the PS2.

Another friend, Jared, still plays PS2 games but whenever we have a gaming night it's the X-Box that gets the attention.  Now that he just picked up his 360 I doubt it'll be long before he boxes up the PS2 and I don't think he's even thinking about getting a PS3.


Conventions / Re: Wizard World Philly 2006
« on: May 18, 2006, 01:05 AM »
Nothing really specific this year.  In past years there have been a SW guest or two but none this time around.  I'm only going to be there Friday otherwise I'd love to see Kevin Smith talk on Saturday.

I usually find some good deals on SW merchandise of some sort whether it's cheap trade paperbacks or imported toys. 

There's usually something interesting.  I see Tom Hodges is listed as an artist this year so I may stop by his booth to see what he has.  And I usually support an indy artist every year by picking up a couple comics or some art or whatever.  I might also cruise for some of those Takara and Hot Toys Predator figures we were talking about in the other board.


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