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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: nip/tuck
« on: December 21, 2005, 12:09 PM »
With everything else that happened in the last 30 minutes, the cliffhanger of "What's wrong with Julia's baby?" seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle.  Can't wait until next season.

BTW -- did anyone see the promo for Rescue Me?  I can't believe we have to wait until June for new episodes >:(

The baby problem kind of got lost, but looks like the thread that will tie next season together. 

And yes, I saw the promo for Rescue Me and it's killing me we have to wait till June.  But, we have The Shield coming in a couple weeks so that'll hold us over.  And I think that new show Thief with Andre Braugher (SP?) looks interesting.

As for last night's episode, when they came back from the break at 11 there was a shot of different people removing the Carver mask and the last one to do it was Christian.  And then he got this odd smile on his face like he knew something we didn't...I sat there for a minute and was thinking oh, ****, it's going to be Christian.

Anyone else catch that?

Oh, and I have a question; When did Gina get carved?  Did I miss that somewhere?  When did that happen?


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ever said someone else's name?
« on: December 21, 2005, 01:23 AM »
Ha!  At least your's is short.  Our phone script:

"Customer Service Center, this is Eric.  May I have your employee serial number please?"

I'll get to the point of saying my name, stop, and then there's this awkward silence before I say I'm sorry and just ask "what's up?"


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebelscum
« on: December 21, 2005, 01:19 AM »
Hal Jordan Green lantern figure.


Ouch.  Yeah, I can see how that would T-off some collectors.  Still, not a reason to pack in the whole collection and move on.

Even though the SW line has some harder to get exclusives, I'm still glad we haven't been exposed to chase figures or releases like this.  The Toy Fair Vader is probably the closest example and even that was offered to Fan Club members eventually.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: nip/tuck
« on: December 21, 2005, 01:13 AM »
The show has had some issues with continuity in the past.  You don't really always know how much time has passed.  You think it's only a couple days and it's been months or reversed; you think it's been months and it's like three days went by.

I'm sure the Matt thing will come up next season.  Remember the whole hit-n-run storyline?  That played out over a long time.  I'm drawing a blank right now but there was another plot involving Matt that just went away and never came up again IIRC. 

Almost like the writers got to a point and were like "oops, we can't do that, quick, no one mention it again and that'll fix the glitch."

Still, nip/tuck, one of the best shows ever.


Other Toy Lines / Re: Gentle Giant Clash of the Titans!!
« on: December 21, 2005, 12:57 AM »
I've seen picutres of these somewhere before.  Might have been in one of the magazines like ToyFare or Tomart's maybe.

They do look really good.  I have a couple of complaints about GG but none of them relate to the quality of their product. 

Looking at those pictures, though, gives me the sudden urge to go buy CotT and watch it.  I haven't seen that film in a few years.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ever said someone else's name?
« on: December 21, 2005, 12:47 AM »
That's why you guys should date girls who are all the same name.  It makes life a lot easier.

I dated three girls in a row that were all named Jennifer.  I highly recommend not doing that.  I could never date another girl with that name now.    ;)

As for the wrong name thing; I've never done that but to this day when my phone rings at home I have this urge to answer it using this stupid "phone script" that we used at the support desk at IBM.  And I haven't worked there in 8 years.  But saying that stupid thing 40, 50 or even 60 times a day for 5 years really beats it into you.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: nip/tuck
« on: December 21, 2005, 12:38 AM »
My money is on them coming back some time in the future.  The ending had that whole "Silence of the Lambs" vibe to it. 

Two seasons form now someone will be eating brains out of patients heads and it'll all be on again.   ;D


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebelscum
« on: December 21, 2005, 12:35 AM »
Ok, someone's going to have to tell me what happened to the thread where the guy was quitting collecting Justice League figures because they released a holiday employees only toy, and I told him it was the same thing as Gentle Giant Holiday busts.

I'm curious, what figure are they making for the employees?

As for the whole quitting collecting thing, I never got that either.  Seems like that hasn't been a big deal with SW lately but a year or so ago practically every other day someone was quitting because they couldn't find this figure or that bust or what have you.

I figured, go ahead and quit.  More toys for the rest of us.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: nip/tuck
« on: December 21, 2005, 12:07 AM »

Damn good show tonight.  I never saw that twist coming.


Well of the Souls / Re: Indy 4 Toy Question
« on: December 17, 2005, 02:00 AM »
I'd buy a 3.75" line of Indy figures but I'd prefer if there were some figs thrown in from the first three films and it not just be an Indy 4 line.

I would also love to see a 12" version of Indy done by SideShow but I don't need a whole line.  The 12" Japan fig that came out a few years ago (was that Toys McCoy?) was insane...and expensive.  But'd I'd shell out $50 on a SS version.  There are just so many cool items that could be packed in, or customized, in 1:6 that you just couldn't do well in 1:18th.

But, as AE said, if Hasbro did it we'd probably get a bunch of action features and goofy things that wouldn't sell well. 

A while back I was researching some info on Hasbro and in one of their annual reports I think I recall Indy being mentioned in Lucasfilm properties that they'd have access to.  Nothing specific was mentioned, just the licensing.  Since LFL and Hasbro have such a close relationship over SW it's almost a given that Hasbro would have first shot at any new Indy product.


Other Toy Lines / Re: Marauder Inc.
« on: December 16, 2005, 12:07 AM »
Wow, that's some amazing work!  I'm eyeing up that 12 pack of AK-47's to outfit my Cobra soldiers from last years TRU 6-pack.  That's a way better deal than customizing or tracking down Hasbro released stuff on eBay.
I could also think of a few situations where that Samurai sword and M41A Pulse Rifle could come in handy.  Thanks for pointing these out!


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: nip/tuck
« on: December 14, 2005, 12:52 AM »
Was that Quentin all cut up on the bed with "I can't stop" written above him?  I couldn't tell, it went by so fast.  I know I'm gonna be glued to my set next Tuesday.

I couldn't tell either.  I thought it was but I'm not positive.  Just 7 days!!!


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: RS deletes accounts
« on: December 12, 2005, 09:44 PM »
Awww, I go on vacation for a few days and miss all the bashing on my favorite RS forum rat, MisterKenobi.

All by himself he could be the poster child for all the things everyone dislikes about the RS forums these days.  He's a prime example of a guy that believes post count = experience and respect.

I'm surprised though that nobody brought up his Wuhrers thread about what he could do to make sure his relationship with his wife (fiance, girlfriend or whatever she is) keeps it's "spark."  People actually gave him some good advice.  It might have been Cable that told him to have a date night or something to that effect.

He frowned on that because it was too expensive to hire a sitter and buy movie tickets, blah, blah, blah.  I've been temped to toss that out when he's getting down on people, especially when he posts things like he did today.  In the ROTS threads he was pissed that Target was clearancing out their exclusive star cases because he bought 16 packs at the original $10 price.

That would have bought a couple "date nights."  Guess his wife/gf/fiance just isn't that important....


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: nip/tuck
« on: November 30, 2005, 04:52 PM »
Okay, I've been reading this thread and have a couple things to toss out there.

Last week at the end of the show Matt was with his new girlfriend stealing papers from the office.  I doubt he went and snagged Kimber and then made it there to steal records.

I haven't thought up to this point that the Carver is Matt, Christian, Sean, Julia, Kimber or Gina.  Until the British cop got carved I thought maybe her but, definitely not now.  I don't think it's going to be some obscure person from one of the first 2 seasons that's been dealt with already like Bobolit or Sean's old mentor. 

I like Quentin as the carver just because of how shady he is but that's such an obvious choice that I'd be surprised, but not shocked, if it turned out to be him.

But after all the reading I did in this thread and all the good points I see being made, there's one person that I've been thinking of for a while that you guys haven't named;  Ava.

She's tall, strong and slim.  She was married to a plastic surgeon and would probably know all about drugs and possibly even have access to them.  She has a beef with both Christian and Sean now because of what they did to her. 

Even though Sean did the last operation she needed, she disappeared without much of a trace...but we don't know that she actually left.

She'd have had access to business cards from McNamara/Troy and, again because of her former husband, might know her way around a knife...where she could and couldn't cut to do damage without killing.

Also there have been both male and female victims.  Being a tranny would put her in the position of harboring hatred of both sexes. 

So, there you have my thoughts on it.  Hopefully we'll find out this season though.

And can I just say, the bag scene last night...pure genius.  Never in a million years did I expect to see THAT on TV.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: BigBadToyStore on
« on: November 14, 2005, 07:31 PM »
I agree Eric, I like BBTS a lot...  Good company and they really have been a great stop for military toys too.  They practically put Small Blue Planet out of business I think (given SBP's track record at times though it's no wonder really).

SBP had a terrible rep for way overcharging on items.  And they weren't speedy shippers either.  I think I only ordered from them, maybe, one time back when they were blowing out some 1:6 21st figures.  Matter of fact, I think they may have been SBP exclusives but they were cleaning them out for like $5 a pop.

Anyway, companies like BBTS definitely had to eat into their business with fast, cheap shipping and offering some of the same items.  There have been some other on-line toy companies that have gone out of business that I was sad to see go but SBP wasn't one of them.

On a happier note, I'd also recommend  I ordered some of my GG busts and Maquettes from there and they had good service, shipping and prices.  They're usually my secon stop after BBTS.


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