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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: BigBadToyStore on entrepreneur.com...
« on: November 11, 2005, 03:55 PM »
That's awesome.  BBTS.com is one of my first stops anytime I'm looking for something, especially if it's an Asian toy like Kubricks and whatnot.  He had to raise shipping when things got expensive this year but up till then it was $4.95 flat rate, you can't beat that!

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I'm almost going to miss that Greenday101/yaddle character.  He inspired three CC.com top 10 lists I did.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What do you buy at the Movie Snack Counter?
« on: October 4, 2005, 10:38 AM »
I realize concessions are the way theaters make money, but they're just too expensive.

I agree with you.  The theater here in Ithaca, NY kind of sucks.  Small seats, mediocre screens and terrible sound.  $8.75 for a movie (it's $6 and change for a matinee).

This summer I went to the movies to see something and I went by myself.  I had  a craving for popcorn so I ordered a medium tub and a bottled water...$9.50.  I almost **** myself.  I was pissed.  Walked into the theater and in less than 5 minute dropped $20. 

That was the first time in 4 years I'd bought anything from the concession stand and, needless to say, it's the last time I ever will.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'Lost' - Season Two
« on: September 29, 2005, 01:19 PM »
I sort of wasn't paying attention but in last nights episode, when Mike was saying goodbye to the young Walt, was that a polar bear he pulled out of the bag?  Because, if so, that's the second time we've seen polar bears associated with Walt.  The first being in the comic book on the island.

And I also believe that the people that Jin ran into were the people from the tail section, not the Others.  I read a short article about it because of the actresses that's coming on the show...Michelle Rodriguez.  Supposedly the tail section people didn't get along as well as the rest of the survivors.
 
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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: September 29, 2005, 11:54 AM »
Ahhhh...  New pictures of Keira Knightley from Esquire

Edit:  Unfortunately, we can't show the boobies here...         :-[


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: September 6, 2005, 03:58 PM »
Yeah, Kris Benson's wife, he's a starting pitcher here for the NY Mets.  If you ask me, I think she's seriously overrated to the point of being annoying.

Yeah, but she's still hot.  I liked the interview she did where she said that if Kris ever cheated on her she'd sleep with the entire Mets roster.

I bet guys on that team were sending hookers to his hotel room all over the US after that.  ;)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: August 25, 2005, 04:31 PM »
I've seen the UPN show Veronica Mars only about 3 times...but it only took the first 5 minutes to know that Kristen Bell is a Grade A Hottie:



Since Time Warner refuses to add UPN to the local cable network, I'm anxiously awaiting the DVD release of season 1 to get my fix...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's the worst job you've ever held?
« on: August 25, 2005, 02:55 PM »
Capital Telecommunications, Inc. (CTI) in York, PA.  Worst company ever.

It was fine for about the first year then the owner lost his mind.  When you got to work in the morning you never knew if he was going to be:

 "George, the cool boss that buys a round at the bar and loans you money because he heard your mom was sick"

or

"GVK, the bipolar schitzophrenic who would yell and swear at you while hopping up and down inventing reasons to hate you."

I gutted it out for about a year and a half after everything went sideways.  I used to go through a huge bottle Rolaids every month during the last year there.  Then I quit and worked at Lowe's for the summer before moving back to NY.  It's been 4 years since I left CTI and I haven't touched a Rolaids since then.  

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Favorite cuss word?
« on: August 25, 2005, 02:47 PM »
My favorite word is ****. 

Bitch is a close second.

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Interesting topic.

The most I've dropped on any 1 item is the $325 for the Code 3 Republic Gunship.

I have a couple items in the $150 range...mostly carded vintage and the FAO Shuttle.  And I think I paid around $225 for my boxed vintage shuttle.

I much prefer a good bargain though. 

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The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: August 24, 2005, 04:40 PM »
I only own one figure from this series, Gambit, but I really would like to put together the Sentinal.  I'm thinking I'll have a lot of extra, loose figures this time next month...

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS DVD 3-Packs!
« on: August 22, 2005, 04:50 PM »
The Clone set just looks like more of the Deluxe clones with a new paint job.  I'm a sucker and have been buying them but I have some of the AOTC sets open and the figures aren't that great.  The kneeling clone is the best sculpt and the prone just misses.

I passed on the Trilogy sets and I'll pass on these as well.  At least the Jedi and Sith sets anyway.  I'll decide on the Clone set when I see it.

As for that Mace, that sculpt is 6 years old and it's still, arguably, the best.  The Jedi Council set isn't bad but the Saga versions suck and the ROTS version still hasn't nailed it yet.

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I want this one.... ;D




Voted!  Should come with "here's my phone number" action feature and pre-paid calling card.

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I have a pretty complete collection of Starship Troopers items that I'm happy I still have.  I think I'm missing one 7" figure and maybe a Galoob Action Fleet bug but I haven't looked to finish that off for quite a while.

Most of the stuff that I'm happy that I bought now, even though at the time I wasn't sure I should, are some 12" GI Joe figs over the last couple of years.  Now that Hasbro has called off the 12" line I'm glad I picked them up.

And Morbug, just toss that Moss figure...he's just pissing off your other SP figs.   ;D

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This is an interesting thread I thought I'd bring back up (since I'm just starting to look through older threads).

I bought a lot of Toy Biz figures back in the early '90's that I wish I hadn't wasted time and money on.  I usually only bought figures I liked or figures that had cool or unique designs.

I was also big into the Star Trek line before SW released in 1995. I don't regret buying most of those figures and I still have them loose in a display case.

I have a lot of misc. figures from various other lines that looked cool at the time or I was jonesing for a toy purchase and picked them up.  Also a few that I thought "hey, I could customize this into character X or Y," but then never did.

I jumped on the Simpsons figures early not because I liked them but because I saw they were pulling in cash on the secondary market.  Luckily, I sold them all off just before the bottom fell out of the market for them.

I can't think of any figures or lines that I don't collect that I wish I had.  There are a few figures here and there that I've passed on that I thought were cool but now, glad I didn't buy them. 

When it comes to Star Wars, though, I've recently been looking at my collection and seeing that I kind of have a lot of crap.  I used to like buying all sorts of odd and different things because I thought they made the overall collection more diverse and kind of cool.  Meaning that anyone collecting modern Hasbro stuff pretty much has a collection that looks like everyone else's...it's the unique stuff that stands out.  But now I kind of wish that a lot of it would just go away. 

One thing that I think might give me a different perspective on my collection, though, is if I could finally find a house instead of an apartment.  At any given time I have 95% of my collection in boxes and rotate things out to shelves for display, and that just sucks any way you cut it.

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