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vulcantouch
06-06-2003, 11:57 AM
since i don't read french (and in the past many of moeb's stories have been translated into english), my priority is non-verbal content that hasn't been (and likely will not be) re-published in english. which means illustration collections or non-verbal stories i don't already have. good examples would be Starwatcher (http://www.bdland.com/cgi-bin/albumaff.cgi?x=1d&caC=119), Made In L.A. (http://www.bdland.com/cgi-bin/albumaff.cgi?x=1d&caC=117), Venise Celeste (http://www.bdland.com/cgi-bin/albumaff.cgi?x=1d&caC=118), 2001 Apres JC (http://budplant.com/prod.itml/icOid/7246), Quatre-Vingt Huit and Blueberry's but i already have those.
since i am more aware of what Has been published in english than what has Not, getting more specific becomes difficult. however, this (http://budplant.com/prod.itml/icOid/10793) and this (http://budplant.com/prod.itml/icOid/9368) look like promising candidates :) other possibilities, tho i can't be sure since i can't read their descriptions:
http://www.bdland.com/cgi-bin/albumaff.cgi?x=1d&caC=6498
http://www.bdland.com/cgi-bin/albumaff.cgi?x=1d&caC=8569
http://www.bdland.com/cgi-bin/albumaff.cgi?x=1d&caC=122
http://www.bdland.com/cgi-bin/albumaff.cgi?x=1d&caC=8603
(but i Am curious what they are :) )
i also heard there was a new, colorized edition of this (http://budplant.com/prod.itml/icOid/5611) which might also be cool but since i already have the blanc et noir version it's a lesser priority :)
what i do Not seek are signed or limited-edition prints, folios (http://budplant.com/prod.itml/icOid/10789) (tho friends visiting paris did get me L'Evťnement Du Je Dis 10 years ago) or books (tho i did go for Mockba, Jeunesse Heuresse and Folles Perspectives), since their contents are often offered later in less expensive formats and so are simply not worth the money. also don't want things he only wrote but did not draw, such as this (http://www.bdland.com/cgi-bin/albumaff.cgi?caC=5854&x=1s).
other examples of what not to get would be Arizona Love, this (http://www.bdland.com/cgi-bin/albumaff.cgi?caC=6491&x=1s) or this (http://www.casterman.com/moebius/albums/?album=5) because, even tho i don't have these contents, they are sequels to stories i have in english so it's possible they will eventually be published here :)
price is important too, since i'm not sure what jg would think the figures i sent him are worth in euros. but used books are fine (and even preferable since they are cheaper :greedy: ), as i'm not fussy about condition so long as content isn't impacted. same goes for cheapest shipping :)
there are probably a number of things i don't even know about, so feel free to let me know about anything you think i might not know about. take your time seeing what kind of deals you can find, & let me know if you have any questions. meanwhile, mare-see bow-cool, what fun it must be to hunt in pareee ;)
vt

sicqnus
06-06-2003, 01:48 PM
Ok VT,
The hunt has begun.

I will post a few scans of a few drawings from my personnal collection. Early Derelict ship concept-art for Alien and costumes and space-suits drawings. I can post them in High-Res on my FTP if you want to download them for printing.
LMK.

sicqnus
06-06-2003, 02:07 PM
Alien work # 1

sicqnus
06-06-2003, 02:08 PM
Alien work # 2

sicqnus
06-06-2003, 02:13 PM
Alien Derelict Ship project.

sicqnus
06-06-2003, 02:20 PM
Another work for costumes.

sicqnus
06-06-2003, 05:34 PM
Encounter of the third kind...

vulcantouch
06-07-2003, 01:37 PM
do the rest of you Realize what sicq's talking about?? ridley scott engaged moeb (along with giger) to design nostromo crew costume designs. i have all these pix in various books but Sicq Owns The Originals?! sacre delphine seyrig :eek: post 504 became harry dean stanton's look, and posts 505 & 507 feature the spacesuit eventually made into an mm figure for the alien playset! cool sicq, i had no idea you were such a big moebfan, you never Said anything :cool:
btw if you end up finding more moebbooks than jg's pkg could compensate for, maybe i'll have jdah reimburse you since jdah still owes me for, as proust might put it, Remebrance Of MM Favors Past :greedy:
vt

sicqnus
06-07-2003, 05:29 PM
No, no, no...
These are just drawings from a Portofolio by Metal Hurlant (1979), not originals.

Metal Hurlant (Heavy Metal) was a legend in the early seventies, this fantastic, heroic fantasy and sci-fi comics magazine was founded by Phillippe Druillet, MoŽbius, Dionnet and Farkas.
Lots of bizarre and strange comics and stories were published in it. And lots of very well know authors : Vaugh n' Bodť, MoŽbius, Druillet, Rackham, Frazetta, Kay Nielsen, John Willie, Jeff Jones, Rolf, Carl Larson, Corben, Tardi, more, more, more...
But what you got to know is Giger made paintings and drawings for Metal Hurlant as well as Dan O'Bannon who wrote the text of "The Long To-Morrow" by MoŽbius and Chris Foss made the artcover for Metal Hurlant nį 11. A small planet indeed. (Dan O'Bannon wrote the script of "Alien").
All these people were friends and it's not surprising to see five of them in the casting of Alien...

There is a smaller rťedition of "Metal Hurlant" since last year. A great news for all sci-fi and comics fans. But this modern edition is half the size and in color... In the 70' editions I discovered some of my preferred artists : Phillippe Druillet (Lone Sloane), Jean Giraud "MoŽbius", Enki Bilal (Exterminator 17) but also the sketchbooks of Christian Foss, Ronnie Cobb or Hans Rudy Giger.

sicqnus
06-07-2003, 05:40 PM
METAL HURLANT - 1975
Artcover by Phillippe Druillet :

sicqnus
06-07-2003, 05:42 PM
METAL HURLANT - 1976
Artcover by H.R. GIGER :

sicqnus
06-07-2003, 05:44 PM
METAL HURLANT
Artcover by MoŽbius :

vulcantouch
06-18-2003, 12:26 PM
. . .Heavy Metal magazine (http://www.dreamwater.org/heavymetal/hmlist81.html) (check out july '81 cover :cool: ), which premiering about the same time as Star Wars and introducing yanks to caza, crepax, bilal, bode, corben, liberatore et al, and in the process making a moebfan out of lucas himself :) druillet's not bad, i had/have (can't recall offhand) his Lone Sloane, published here ~1981. he's a little sloppy & illegible but sometimes makes up for it w/striking gouache colors & graphics :) also kinda dug the art of gimenez (Metabarons) and fernandez (Zora), and bjr's long been a big fan of giger (as you can prolly infer from his his (http://r2toyforce.net/IMAGES/aut_4185bjcollectionmm_7f.jpg) hell (http://r2toyforce.net/IMAGES/aut_4177bjcollectionmm_7f.jpg) display (http://r2toyforce.net/IMAGES/aut_4179bjcollectionmm_7f.jpg) :evil: ) and has several of his books :)
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bagged sp4 & jn66 (http://systems.figures.com/database/index.html?page=pic&sdomid=5&spicid=47961&pic_width=625&pic_height=865) for $5, but since mrhat's already savin me a pair i guess i'll let b'jr have these :) also 4 cds for $7: meredith monk's Dolmen Music, enya's Day Without Rain, johnny (smiths) marr & the healers' latest album Boomslang and aphex twin's Richard D. James Album which should make a nice companion piece to the aphex Windowlicker single bc3 sent me recently :)
vt

JediGoofy
06-20-2003, 07:51 AM
Hi vt and sicqnus,
I received both the MM figures and the Rebel Frigate (with the added bonus of his own paintjob :happy: ).

Vt, of course I can compensate sicqnus for cost of your books. Just let me know when and how much and I will send the money to sicqnus.

Thank you very much for your help.

Ciao,
JediGoofy

vulcantouch
06-20-2003, 10:59 AM
& thanx for consent re moeb compensate plan, we'll lyk :)
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bagged an oscar wilde epigrams book for $0.80 (after Years of holdin out for right price :happy: ), orbital's In Sides double cd for $3, and then b'jr & i found him the $23, fig-scale jedi starfighter marked down to $9, and when we took it to cashier it rung up as $2! (we tried real hard to poker-face our surprise so as not to tip our hand & jeopardize the score :Pirate: ) try toppin That, dogster (http://dogthebountyhunter.com/) ;)
meanwhile i Finally posted my Matrix hump (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=259455#post259455) so yall git on over there & start mixin it up :D
vt

SWAFMAN
06-21-2003, 10:53 PM
VT, would you be interested in getting a new copy of this (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0375500200/qid=1056253167/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/102-6536734-0114564?v=glance&s=books) for about $10 ??

There's a discount book store in a town I go to twice a month, and they had a few hardcover editions of it. If you're interested, I'll check out the condition more closely next time I'm there. It'll probably be the week after July 4th.

vulcantouch
06-23-2003, 11:36 AM
. . . but if i recall correctly i seen a buncha those in tatcov's bargain section for a similar price. at any rate its contents aren't really my cuppa (thumbed thru it when it came out ~2 years ago); what i really dig aboot sontag is the striking, yummy figure she cut in '60s intellegensia, paglia's initial worship of and subsequent feud with her (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0679751203/qid=1056384875/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/104-3368037-2516740?v=glance&s=books#product-details), and her classic artcrit essays (http://pages.zoom.co.uk/leveridge/sontag.html); on rainy afternoons this spring i got thru ~1/3 of On Photography and most of her latest (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0374248583/qid=1056383372/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/104-3368037-2516740), in which one salient observation she makes is that while american media routinely avoid trafficking in graphic images of american/caucasian casualties (marines, 9/11 victims, bosnians etc), people of other races or nations (starving africans, holocaust victims, napalmed viets or bombed arabs) are often as not denied this "dignity" :dead:
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do i count summer yard-sale-cruisin as a hunt season? why should i? the real reason i do it is an excuse to wander round sublime old denver neighborhoods on sunny weekendz :happy: even so, got one of them cd-scratch-remover gadgets for $0.50 (now i'll see if they actually Work :p), a bossanova comp cd (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000002UH7/qid=1056385183/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_1/104-3368037-2516740?v=glance&s=music&n=507846) for $1, an mip vhs rewinder for $2, a dvd of truffaut's Bed & Board (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0065651) for library donation (shall i include in your vtape pkg, swaffy? :)) for $2 and jimmy durante- i mean robert evans'- bio "Da Kid Stays In Da Pic-chaaaah" for $.25 :D it didn't have as many yummy ali macgraw pix as i was hopin tho :(
vt

SWAFMAN
06-24-2003, 09:29 PM
VT, I think the current collection of VTapes is going to be plenty, but thanx for thinking of me for the truffaut flik.

I just thought I'd ask about the Annie/Susan book, since I saw it for a good price, and recall you mentioning SSontag a few times.

Was the Evans bio in book or VTape form? If it is the movie, lemme know how you like it. I caught the last few minutes of the movie (basically the end credits only) on cable in the hotel last week.

[mini-SPOILER-alert....]

All it was was Dustin Hoffman doing what I assume was an ad-lib of who I assume is Evans. It was amazing.

SWAFMAN
06-30-2003, 11:11 PM
. . . If anyone is interested, I can get you a great deal on feline internal organs.

:dead: :dead: :dead: :dead: :dead:

- vt


VT - that's okay, but no thanks!




;) :evil: :eek: :crazed: :rolleyes:

vulcantouch
07-01-2003, 10:51 AM
esp. w/a nelson muntz (http://hem1.passagen.se/muntz/) skinnin cats on every corner these days :evil: letterman used to croon a parody of andrew todd keller's musical:
"miiiiidniiiight, when the kitties are sleeeeepiiiiing. . .
"downstairs by the furrrrrnace. . .
"while birdies are cheeeepiiiing. . ." :crazed:
hey just cuz a guy's grown allergic to cats doesn't mean he'd go out & Gut em :Pirate: when i was a kid i was such good buddies w/our cat Topaz that she chose the space under my bed to give birth :p
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evans bio is the book, but i'll no doubt catch the flik in time for Humpin next spring :) meanwhile i guess when it rains bossa nova cds it pours em cuz i just caught another (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00000AW0D/qid=1057072952/sr=1-20/ref=sr_1_20/002-9778790-1384866?v=glance&s=music) for $3 :)
vt

vulcantouch
07-03-2003, 11:27 PM
i got a real kick comin across the following entry in a "new design products" article on p. 102 of the dec '02 issue of Dwell (dwellmag.com) :

Syd Mead's Sentinel 400 Limo
Hot Wheels/Mattel, 2002, $.99
For over 40 years, Syd Mead's hyper-futuristic vision has remained remarkably intact (despite the fact that we're still years behind schedule on the whole flying-car thing). Even though auto manufacturers should be clamoring to get Mead to design their SUVs, for now, his fans will have to be happy pushing this 1/64th-scale limousine around their desk (or any Hot Wheels-compatible surface).

above text was accompanied by a fab, mead-esque shot of the 400 :cool:
jt & i have been in touch w/the professional photographer who took the shot, and she is kindly providing him a complimentary copy of it to post here, so all of you can view it for yourselves! so don't just Sit there- it's standing-o time for talented sanfran photrix aya brackett, she of the discerning "eye-a" & heart-a gold :cool: :kiss:
vt
p.s. to swaffy- just bagged a $1 vhs of Blood, Guts, Bullets & Octane (humpost 191 (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showpost.php?p=186358&postcount=191)); highly recommend its inclusion in VTape shipment :)

SWAFMAN
07-04-2003, 08:53 AM
p.s. to swaffy- just bagged a $1 vhs of Blood, Guts, Bullets & Octane (humpost 191 (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showpost.php?p=186358&postcount=191)); highly recommend its inclusion in VTape shipment :)


Well, with a title like Blood, Guts, Bullets & Octane, how can any red-blooded All-American male refuse?

Happy 4th!!!!!

I took my sons to see T3 last night. Sat in the front row center (my preferred place for mega-action flicks). Wow. A good time was had by all.

I won't give a detailed review, since many folks may not have seen it yet. All I will say is it lacks much of the dark, almost film-noir quality of the last two films, that seemed to especially come out of the somber narrations by Sarah Connor (LHamilton). I also wish that EFurlong would've reprised his role as John.

I know it's been said this is the last terminator movie. Simply from an adrenaline-rush standpoint, I'd like to see another one. But, I know it would be a totally different kind of movie, since all the plot dynamics used so far would be irrelevant. The next one would be more like the movie-ized versions of FPS video games. Just another post-apocalyptic sci-fi about grubby remnants of humanity. Only this time they'd be fighting terminators.

sicqnus
07-04-2003, 02:11 PM
Wow it was a great day today. Happy july 4th to all !
There were one or two things made for the Americans here, Champagne was offered to every American people on the Champs-Elysťes avenue and a big lighted Happy july 4th was installed on the Eiffel Tower, very fun !
We'll have to wait a little to see T3 here, I wasn't sure it could be an as good movie as the two others but Swafman seemed to say this is a worthwhile movie. Good.

VT, could you please PM me an e-mail. I've seen many interesting Moebius items but all so different (even on Ebay France). Lots of dedicated rare books and a few portofolios. I prefer to send you the offers, and then you will tell me if you're interested or not (with your maximum price). Thanks.

JediTricks
07-04-2003, 04:15 PM
Image courtesy of Aya Brackett, Dwell Magazine

vulcantouch
07-11-2003, 10:38 AM
. . . and for t3 mms to hit toystores? :D

bc3, r2: was gonna refer Photemme Phatale aya to your sites for, respectively, pix of our collecting focus and shots taken during our teas, but they've been down :( hope those invaluable resources are back up soon, be sure & tell us when :)

swaffy: "how can any red-blooded All-American male refuse"
-you don't know how pertinent your choice of phrase happens to be re this flik- but i won't spoil it by going into detail :dead: so you do want this but not the truffaut eh? this ain't some nutty francoboycott on your part izzit? :crazed:;) on that note:
sicq: save me some o that elysee-champ-agne, cuz i think america's recent outrage over france not rolling over & agreeing w/every aspect of our foreign policy was pathetic. lotta people here seemed to think that just cuz america sacrificed 1000s of soldiers liberating france in ww2, france no longer gets to decide right & wrong for itself. lest those people forget (and it seems many conveniently have), if it weren't for france's aid during the usa's birth we wouldn't exist today. but since france-bashing's long been a cheap sport over here america's been waiting for an excuse to make a national orgy out of it. why? not sure, but for some reason t'pol's reply to vulcan ambassador soval's question "what IS humans' fixation with our ears?" comes to mind: "i believe it's envy" (Ent ep "cease fire") :evil:
not that france is so pure either of course; their main motive for objecting to the iraq incursion wasn't idealism so much as concern over their business interests there. neither of us is perfect, so i think we should just kiss & make up; and i magnanimously volunteer to start with dark, gamine elodie (http://www.e-zone.pl/lk/foto.php3?src=bouchez/d_04.jpg) :kiss: what a shame, i epiphanied thursday afternoon while seated at a window-side, mm-laden table taking in the robust grandeur of a typical american city during rush hour (http://www.redliondenverdowntown.com/RestaurantLounge.htm),for our cultures' respective grandeurs to be squandered on counterproductive and just plain dopey squabbles. meanwhile, looking fwd to hearing about more moebfinds :)
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around the same time jt posted aya's sydlimo pic, i found yet another one for $1 :) also for $1 each, cds of cibo matto's Stereo Type A, depeche mode's Catching Up With comp and a fun-lookin BoBo treatise (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0684853787/ref=lib_dp_TFCV/002-1668359-9880816?v=glance&s=books&vi=reader#reader-link) :)
but what's likely to be of much more interest to yall is that a worf/martok-esque pal of mine has owed me some $$ for a few years now, but in lieu of paying me off he recently turned over to me virtually All of his trektoy collection, cuz unlike his dax/sirella-esque ex-wife, his new wife ain't a trek fan :rolleyes: so to recoup my $$ i'm parting all of it out. (sorry jt, he told me he had an hms k-bop but it seems he didn't :p ) in accordance with my non-scalpy guidelines (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17869), everything goes for srp (cited below when i know what the srp was) OR LESS! or, in the case of a few select items, a decent trade. beyond that, $212 is what he owed me, which means that so long as i can get Exactly $212 total i don't really care how little Each item goes for :)
because the total yield rather than individual prices are my main concern here i'm gonna take my time fielding offers to see how they fit into a grand total, so if interested in any of this make an offer & we'll see what we can work out :) all items are in fabulous shape and out-of-package but complete unless stated otherwise; for additional details plz make specific inquiries. i still need to equalize the trade darthcarlos & i did awhile back, so he gets preference if he expresses interest :) but anyone may feel free to express interest even in "reserved" items, just in case "reserver" changes mind :) but before jumping on apparent bargains, keep in mind that except in the case of trades you will pay shipping :greedy:
first of all b'jr has long been bugging me to score him a playmates voyager, and one was in the haul so that's his, as well as obsidian, bajfighter and voy shuttle mms. voy's srp was ~$20, and mms were ~$2 each, so subtracting that from target yield leaves $184 the rest need to bring in. he may also be interested in playmates romulan bird-of-prey and transforming future ent-d and boxed, fiberoptic ds9 model (srp $40), but not sure yet.
next: swaffy inquired about a loose strikeforce k-bop for $5 a few months back. one is present, so that's saved for him until he demurs :) target yield is now $179 :)
next: jt has expressed enthusiasm about my previous cheap playmates vehicle scores so he gets 1st dibs on any of these. haul includes defiant, ds9, k-bop, vorcha and insurrection ent-e. latter's captain's yacht is currently MIA but worftok's confident it will turn up eventually. since srp's ~$20 for each of these why don't we start there & negotiate :)
$24-srp hallmark light-up xmas ornaments, boxes included: k-bop (right gun is broke off; piece hasn't yet turned up), voyager, ent-d and rom warbird.
loose mm ships w/stands: 2 ds9s, fed spacedock, isd, rbr, tie-int, atat, ent-b, sep-sauc ent-d, d-7 kbc, reliant, vorcha, original k-bop and 2 gen k-bops :)
loose mms: ent-e, defiant, voy, neghvar, 3-nac ent-d; prefer to trade for other scifi mm ships :)
unopened ipi toys klingon communicator badge
ipi toys tng tricorder keyring
ipi toys classic communicator w/concealed clock & calculator (kinda snazzy, might just keep for myself :cool: )
opening klingon head playset w/13 af-size figs
playmates sound/action klingon dagger w/holster
playmates light-sound klingon disruptor w/packaging
unassembled, unpainted resin klingon disruptor replica, est. value $70
unbuilt models: k-bop & vorcha (latter's exterior hull parts have been spray-painted a flat olive green color).
playmates 4" figs, mostly klingons: tos koloth, kurn, kehlyr, general chang, gowron, kruge, klingon sisko, ds9 kang, ds9 worf, agt governor worf, "covert rock-climber" worf, metallized-armor worf, worf w/ceremonial robe, red-shirt worf, gold-shirt worf, "blue-pants" worf (mirror-universe regent??), dax in tos "tribble" outfit, 19th-century sailor outfit worf (unopened) and khan (unopened)
ep1 cross-sections book
vintage 3&3/4 stormtrooper fig w/a bad hip :crazed:
one romulan ceramic cup, slightly cracked (j/k; starting to feel like auction-broker quark in ds9's "in the cards" ep :crazed: )
i Think that covers it :zzz:
vt

britcit3
07-11-2003, 11:07 AM
Sorry VT

For the time being at least my site is DEAD !!!!!.....my ISP killed it.

My credit card transpired and my ISP either didn't send a reminder email or I deleted it along with the 60 or so spams that I recieve per day.

Anyway, when I noticed that I couldn't connet to the net I phoned my ISP and gave them my updated card details and everything was A-OK again - or so I thought.

3 days later, Gary Perry, the chap who makes those resin Trek ships, emailed me to see what was happening with my site.

When I looked at my freespace, Virgin Net, had deleted EVERYTHING - every pic, page, link, etc because of the card expiry (of course, I had not bothered to back anything up on disk).

3 years work down the bloody pan.

Anyway, I will be bringing it back again, but I sm dreading all the photo-taking and up-loading - it will take ages.

Will drop a post when it is up and running again.

Cheerio

BC3

PS if anybody knows of a cheep place where I can dump my site, please drop me a line - I don't want my site killed again.

good shot jansen
07-11-2003, 11:25 AM
sorry to hear about your site brit cit, that truely is a shame :(

maybee r2dee2 could direct you to her site for future set up.

vt,
if jt defers, i would be interested in the playmates defiant and insurrection e, i've become quite facinated with the defiant after spending some time with my new futura one, and i think it would make a very nice addition to the jansen colleckshun. as for the ent e, as i already have a capt. yacht, courtisy of none other than you :happy: , that way i'll have the whole enchaladeedah!

i will be sending you the hawk, as well as a dupe that i have of the tomy boba fett figure, which was part of a recent hlj haul.

i fianlly got around to sending sicqnus his flight controllers that he's been waiting forever for me to send (i'll pm ya sicq, with the total shipping costs), so it's only a matter of time before i get me arse into gear and git you (vt) your toys that are part of our ongoing cross merchandise/medium swap.

r2dee2
07-11-2003, 12:07 PM
britcit3, didn't realize you were having problems too :cry: :frus:

My old web host went under and someone else took over. The new people said wait to be contacted to be switched over. No contact and one day my webpage was completely gone. I've moved on to Global Internet Solutions (http://gisol.com/) . They have a nice package and their support team is great (and boy do I need it!)

I use Frontpage 2002, though have heard Dreamweaver is better. Using the Frontpage website builder, I'm able to save my entire webpage on my desktop, so when the site went the way of the dodo, at least all my site information was still in tack. I can't even imagine the amount of work to start from scratch, as I have thousands of pics like you britcit3. A couple of webservers back though, I did have to start over and I think it was for the best. Each time I learn a little more, slowly but surely.

VT: It's taking me DAYS to upload my webpage, so it'll be awhile before you can see all the pics of our lovely VTTime's again, but it's getting there :crazed:

britcit3
07-11-2003, 01:14 PM
Thanks folks and thanks R2 - I will look into that new host.

Cheers

BC3

sicqnus
07-11-2003, 01:32 PM
BC3 : USE THE ALMIGHTY WAYBACK MACHINE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR PAGES !!!

You will gain lot of time. All the HTML is easily accessible (server is sloooooooow but your pages are here... ouch !). You will have to make a right-click - show image on lots of pics but if you are patient you can save all to your HDD.
Thanks who ??? Thanks Sicqnus ? No ! Thanks R2dee2 who gave me the idea !!! :eek:

First rule always save once or even twice your datas. I bought an external 40GO USB HDD to save the sensible datas and prevent any crash on the central HDD (by viruses or trojan horses, worms, etc... even if you are using a firewall, you're not 100% protected, especially with a cable connection wich always allows you the same IP number). I paid approx $150 for it and it's very useful. 20GO HDD is enough to save dozens of websites (approx. $75 for a very good one). You can also save your data on a Zip drive or a Jazz drive (approx. : $150) but the floppys are 100 to 300 MO and very expensives.
Cheapest is to burn a CD-ROM each time you make an update (loss of time, so boring...).

sicqnus
07-11-2003, 01:48 PM
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SWAFMAN
07-11-2003, 06:47 PM
VT, 1. No, my opt-out on the trufflick had nothing to do with the Franco-American political climate. Your observation on our nation's debt to France for their alliance in the American Revolution (without which we'd have lost the rebellion and seen our founding fathers hanged), is most noteworthy. In the same way, many have forgotten it was a German military officer who turned a nearly defeated, ragtag mob of rebels in Valley Forge into a capable army of soldiers who finally managed to stand up to a technically superior British force. (okay, I admit it, had I not watched PBS lately, I couldn't have made that last point ;) ) "Nutty" you suggest? Gee, thankx! ;) :p

2. Yes, I'd like the strike force k-bop. thanks muchly, as always. lemme know how you wanna settle-up, and it shall be done.

BC3, OUCH! I lost my site a while back, too. But mine was a grain of sand compared to your ocean of time and work. For what it's worth, I'm sure your new site will be even better - and that's certainly saying something! Good Luck!

Sicqnus, I don't suppose the wayback machine would have my lost web pages on it, too? :confused: :eek:

JediTricks
07-11-2003, 07:16 PM
BC3 & R2, sorry to hear about your sites! :(


VT, I want the playmates DS9, LMK what the 411 on this is. All the other mentioned playmates vehicles (Defiant, Vorcha, Ent-E, and KBOP) I have so they can go to the others, though I do need the KBOP's alternate battery hatch, the one not made for the stand... if it actually exists, I can't remember for sure.

Also, if you decide to pass on the Classic Communicator from IPI toys, LMK if it's up for grabs, I might be interested. Is this the one with the audio recording feature as well?

Also interested in the Playmates Klingon Disruptor as well.

sicqnus
07-11-2003, 11:41 PM
Sicqnus, I don't suppose the wayback machine would have my lost web pages on it, too? :confused: :eek:

Feel sorry Swafman but your website doesn't appear on the wayback machine... I think it's because of host redirect-URL. :(

GSJ : Cash has been sent. THX for your help ! ;)

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The friendship between our two peoples is something real and strong. Don't worry. Only the brainless could believe in the opposite.
You will have the presidential election soon. Time for the hidden truths to be revealed.
But I guess if you used to read, listen or watch other medias than the Ruppert Murdock - ultra conservator/great friend of the Bush administration - media empire, you may have a chance to discover lots of chocking things they forgot to tell you. You the heart of America, the american people. Do not believe in Propaganda. Don't let other people think for you.

vulcantouch
07-12-2003, 11:16 AM
ent-e sounds like a good fit for you gsj, esp since if captyacht Does show up i'll be able to lay it on someone else w/out havin an incomplete ent-e leftover :) same goes for defiant since jt already has- i Love its red alert sound :cool: so for now we'll say $20 for defiant and. . . $15 for ent-e??

jt: "this the one with the audio recording feature?"
-is That what that is? i guess that explains what happens when i push that button :stupid: btw if happen to know srp for this and kgun lmk, meanwhile for now how duz a tentative price of $20 sound for ds9? (all parts included)

"KBOP's alternate battery hatch... if it actually exists"
-good question, i'll hafta check :sur:

bc3, r2: no hurry, just wanted you to know your webslingins are actually viewed from time to time; not that I'D (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/printthread.php?t=2216&page=2&pp=207) know what it's like to wonder about that ;)

"Only the brainless could believe in the opposite"
-actually, as w/all lovers, i think there's truth in both. personally i think we're made for each other, since the only true match for the arrogance of obnoxious, insular, hummer-driving american jockheads is the arrogance of snobby, dismissive, paris cafe intellectuals :evil::kiss:

sicq: "Don't let other people think for you"
-why not, it's fun to be surprised by "my" thoughts ;) seriously, a certain amount of this "cerebral delegation" is not only necessary but wise; the trick is to have good judgment in Who to let think for you, and When :cool:
vt

good shot jansen
07-12-2003, 05:48 PM
done and one again!

particularly when you consider the following :rolleyes: (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3137873054&category=750)

and this to boot too
:mad: (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3138314701&category=750)
thanx as always mr. touch :)

JediTricks
07-13-2003, 11:59 PM
Yeah, 8 seconds of digital recording, high tech at it's finest. :D The IPI communicator/sound recorder/etc. dealy went for $26 when it came out.

I think the Disruptor was $15 when it came out, but I couldn't find any sites to back this up and the Playmates website archive doesn't have MSRP listings, so no price on DS9 either.

vulcantouch
07-14-2003, 11:14 AM
swaffy: can you describe or post a pic of the two klingon figs the strikeforce k-bop comes with? cuz as prev. indicated, haul also included a klingon head playset w/13 similar af-style figures, and all 15 were mixed 2gether. i wanna make sure i enclose the right ones :)

jt: as w/all playmates vehicles of this size-type, as i recall ds9's srp was $20 so if that's good enuf for you it's good enuf 4me :) and now that i look, disruptor box has a $10 price tag on it (don't know if that's srp or a discount, but also don't care), so why don't we say that for it? meanwhile worftok confirms that playmates k-bop only came w/the one battery cover that was affixed to stand :p and i've decided my ipi tos comm keychain'll hold me just fine, so why don't we say $15 for the admittedly well-crafted digicalc comm? :)

gsj: just rec'vd prototour but can't recall why you enclosed array proto & prodo since former already toured last time, plz lmk. meanwhile hadn't known what the tomyboba fig was you were referring to, but enclosed box gives me an idea, looking fwd :) thanx in advance but am curious what the occasion was for your obtaining this? i'd never known you to collect figurines. meanwhile i think "wand" that affixes captyacht to ent-e may be bent, but if i didn't already send one along w/yacht back then (can't recall) i can replace w/an xtra one i have around and never use :)

jt's current purch of $45 and gsj's of $35 brings target yield down to $99- over halfway there :) as more stuff is sold each item gets cheaper, to wit: in theory anyone could get All of what's left for $99 :cool: but i was thinking, it's unfair to "penalize" those who bit first by not including them in the increasing savings, so how bout this: as target yield gets closer to zero, i'll continue reducing the price on already-claimed items so as to "balance out" the savings between latecomers and firstcomers, whaddyathink? of course this might take me a bit longer to reach the $212 total but i'm in no hurry, and i figured on all this takin a while anyway :)
btw didn't jdah or someone recently xpress interest in a defiant mm? maybe we can arrange somethin :)
vt

good shot jansen
07-14-2003, 12:45 PM
no other reason than to keep the collection together :)

i figured it might be nice for everyone to take a gander at the complete jansen line, and in case peoples like jt, didn't have a prodo handy of the array, i enclosed mine just to be sure.

as fer the tomy figures, i really didn't mean to get a whole set of em, (cause as you properlyy deduced, figures ain't really my cappa tea),

anyway, i got em cause i thought there might be a cool space ship enclosed with one of the figures (nothing ventured nothing gained), but alas, none were to be had.

but to tell you the truth, i really do like the figures, as well as the scene dioramas that are included with each one.

anyway, i thought you would like the boba fett one, so's that's why i'm including it with your hawk, when i do eventually get around to sending it to you.

i will send you a pay pal payment (which i can conveniently do since i have some reserve cash in the account thanx to siqcnus's and my recent transaction :) )

so purty soon you will find that you are $35.00 richer and i am pricelessly rewarded with some mighty fine st toy acquisitions! :happy:

JediTricks
07-14-2003, 10:32 PM
VT, Trek prices sound good. I'm a bit broke right now, so unless you wanna hang onto that IPI Calcommunicator until I can pay ya for it, I'm gonna have to pass. The $20 DS9 and the $10 Disruptor sound so fantastic to me though that I can't pass, LMK when you need the dough by and how you want it. :cool:

And thanks for the info on the Playmates' KBOP, that means I have a complete one! :D Super awesome. In order to free it from its stand, I took the screws out of the battery hatch, now it sits on the stand normally but can also be easily removed.

What condition did the prototour box arrive in? Also, if you can't find the "wand" for the Ent-E, I might be willing to part with mine since I also don't use it. And I thought Jeddah wanted a Playmates Defiant, not an MM version.

jeddah
07-15-2003, 03:16 AM
...btw didn't jdah or someone recently xpress interest in a defiant mm? maybe we can arrange somethin :)
vt

I recall someone after that too, but can't remember the thread. I posted in it but I don't think it was me that was showing an interest- my need for an MM has gone down since I got the ERTL model from you, thanks :)

jeddah

vulcantouch
07-15-2003, 11:03 PM
small revision to bad math: target yield after bjr's 1st claims was $186, not $184. then after swaffy's k-bop it goes to $181, then after jt's claim it goes to $136, then after gsj's it goes to $101. at any rate, in light of bjr's latest claims (below), i'd say we're closing on the target rapidly indeed :)
report
though i haven't seen flik yet, i scored the Mighty Wind (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19126) soundtrack for $2; if it turns out to be of no interest to me lmk if interested :)
and since no one's yet claimed it, i was thinking that since i still haven't scored hallmark's sub-mm-sized Starfleet Legends 3-pak (def/voy/ent-e), i might reserve above-listed ent-d ornament to trade for it, which seems fair since the 3-pak's srp was about half the ent-d's :) if i can do that trade i'll deduct $6 from the target yield since that's the most i woulda paid for the 3-pack (same as mm prices :) ).
meanwhile got a chance to show b'jr the klingon haul in person, and since no more've of you spoke up he claimed the following in addition to his above dibs- and confirmed a few as well:
hallmark kbop, voy & warbird ornaments
playmates kbop, rombop & transwarping future ent-d
kbop, vorcha & fiberoptic ds9 models
resin disruptor, klingon commbadge & vint stormie fig
if anyone's got any helpful info on how much i should charge him for that load, or for the restayours for that matter, feel free to advise me, all i care is that the final total's $212, no more no less :cool:
b'jr was a lil disappointed that i'd decided to reserve jt the ds9 and gsj the defiant but tough tiddie i told him, i already got you one of each so time to spread the wealth, cuz that encourages our netpals to keep us in mind re favors they might do us :) speaking of which, remember you still gotta find me a jl &/or japhotwheel delorean mistah trick :D also still lookin for trek5 ent-a model's mm-size shuttle and, as indicated above, Starfleet Legends hallmark 3-pack :)

jt: "$20 DS9 and the $10 Disruptor sound so fantastic to me though that I can't pass"
-ah, music to daddy's ears :happy:

"unless you wanna hang onto that IPI Calcommunicator until I can pay "
-if yall should be able to infer anything from above posts & my business history in general, it's that i don't mind waiting to be paid off; otherwise, "procrastijeddah" woulda been "repo'ed" long ago ;)
"i am in your debt"
"yes, you are; and you'll find i'm a man who collects on his debts"
-worf & odo, ds9's "sons of mogh" :evil:
won't be sendin off for awhile anyway, not only for above reasons but cuz when i do i wanna be able to enclose more trekmags issues i've scored since my last pkg to you- and in which i assume you'd be interested :) but first i have to Read them, which won't happen till closer to fall (as with flix, music, cafe choices & mm fashion, i only read certain things at certain times :crazed: ) anyhoo they're Communicators 114, 116 and 120, paramount's trekmag #1 (which i'd prev. sent, albeit w/a few pgs removed) and #7, and starlog ds9 mags #s 9 & 12; i'll enclose all 7 unless you indicate uninterest :)
meanwhile protour parcel arrived a-ok :) but i was thinkin that those ziploc baglets the protos came in are not only annoying but downright hazardous to the protos in the long run, to wit: even the most careful removal & insertion results in unnecessary abrasion against the ziploc lips. which is why, during the last protour, i replaced them with appropriately-sized but unziplocking baggies before sending them on to next recipient. but this time i'd like to get gsj's permission before doing so again; lmk :)

gsj: "thought there might be a cool space ship enclosed"
-what gave you that idea, some typically bad info from bc3? ;) so outta curiosity what are you doin w/the other figs you got? and if you like the dioramas feel free to keep boba's carbo-han, it's prolly just the Costas Mandalorian i'd be interested in :) but what's w/the glue Glerbbled all over your prodo array ? :crazed: wha'hoppen, did junior "masonize" it? kids ;) on related note, b'jr was so grateful to view your latest protos in person he offered to swap you out the best of his 15 medfrigate prodos in trade for the suckyazz, thickly-glurbled-on-paint one you enclosed (i mean, if That was the example by which you judged the prodos No Wonder you & jt take such a dim view of same re how they stack up to the protos (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showpost.php?p=248726&postcount=68)) :p lmk if interested; his replacement/upgrade may not be as flawless as my Personal copy, but it'd Still be a big improvement over your current blobba crap ;)
plz wait on payment and on sending hawk & tomybob, cuz it might be easier/cheaper to just enclose $$ w/toys (cash, check or mo, i don't care); as swaffy found out last year while palpay-reimbursing me $70 for some such, paypal charged him/us ~$3 for the convenience :frus:
no shipping charge for you cuz i'll just enclose w/cds, tapes & book i was already gonna send :) same with your k-bop swaffy, since i can enclose in VTape parcel :) "i'm gonna need a bigger box. . . farewell and adieu to ye fair spanish ladies" ;)
vt

JediTricks
07-16-2003, 12:25 AM
Awesome VT, then since you don't mind holding onto that stuff for a little while until payment can be squirrelled up, I will say "thank you" and take the IPI Calcomm as well.

Playmates KBOP - $20
Playmates Romulan BOP (or Warbird if that's what you mean) also - $20
Transwarping Ent - $15 (I paid $9 for mine on sale though)
DS9 fiberoptic model - $35 (I think, that's what F.O. Ent was IIRC)
IPI Klingon Commbadge - $10 (that's what I paid)
Vinty Stormie - $2

Sorry I don't have a guesstimate on more of B'jr's stuff, but that's $102 right there. Playmates KBOP goes for way too much on the aftermarket, so that right there is gonna be a big score for any Trekkie.

As for the BTTF Hot Wheels Delorean, I haven't been back to where I got mine, but I'll keep checking if you keep reminding me (seriously, I forget a ton of stuff, you gotta remind me of stuff).

More trekmags means more :) for me, though I'm still catching up with the last batch. Perhaps we should set up a library for this stuff. :D

Extra glad the prototour box made it in adequate condition, I had to buy tape to get it as close to GSJ's packaging style as possible and then the tape was sub-par (that's what I get for buying tape named after an ethnic stereotype about a certain people being cheap). I also was skeptical about the ziploc baggies, the openings were too small for my tastes - I'm really glad I didn't try to liberate the proto Array from one. Good idea on the protection, but baggies' openings were too close a fit.

My SWMM produ Medical Frigate is also pretty heinous IIRC so I stand by my prior judgement... though I can't compare it to GSJ's as I've accidentally lost it and several others in the closet when everything got organized. I believe I have all the transforming playsets in there as well, the only one I can find is the variant (first run) Ep 1 Battle Droid w/ packaging and that's because it wasn't in a tub, it was on a shelf. But I've blithered on enough...

good shot jansen
07-16-2003, 07:13 AM
meanwhile protour parcel arrived a-ok :) but i was thinkin that those ziploc baglets the protos came in are not only annoying but downright hazardous to the protos in the long run, to wit: even the most careful removal & insertion results in unnecessary abrasion against the ziploc lips. which is why, during the last protour, i replaced them with appropriately-sized but unziplocking baggies before sending them on to next recipient. but this time i'd like to get gsj's permission before doing so again; lmk :)

by all means, do!! do!! :)


what are you doin w/the other figs you got?

not much, got any ideas? :cool:



what's w/the glue Glerbbled all over your prodo array ? :crazed: wha'hoppen, did junior "masonize" it? kids ;)

nope, that there prodo array is how the sucker arrived factory fresh :rolleyes:



meanwhile b'jr was so grateful to get a view your latest protos in person he offered to swap you out the best of his 15 medfrigate prodos in trade for the suckyazz, thickly-glurbled-on-paint one you enclosed

wow! what can i say, but thankyou b'jr ! :) i'm always up fer upgradin', ('ceptin' o' course missus jansen, she's alreddy top-o-the-line :kiss: )


plz wait on payment and on sending hawk & tomybob, cuz it might be easier/cheaper to just enclose $$ w/toys (cash, check or mo, i don't care); as swaffy found out last year while palpaying reimbursing me $70 for some such, paypal charged him/us ~$3 for the privilege :frus:

doh!, done did pay ya already through paypal :eek: , oh well, any additional charges levied against either you or me, will be paid by moi, so go ahead and accept the payment, and i'll reimburse ya for the trouble. as i have some moolah sittin' in my pay pal account, i prefer to settle up that way, so let me know if they tack on a service charge, and i will gladly pick that tab up



"i'm gonna need a bigger box. . . farewell and adieu to ye fair spanish ladies" ;)

i love jawz quotes! :) here's ta swimmin' with bo-legged wimmin :Pirate:



I had to buy tape to get it as close to GSJ's packaging style as possible

i developed that style through numerous oversea packages to brit cit and our other far fllung mm folk. the tape does two things, it keeps the packages water-tight, so's none of that north sea blusterin' makes it through the outter layer, and it strengthens the box so's no matter what size piana they stack on top of it, it's don't blow out the sides. :dead:

vulcantouch
07-16-2003, 11:20 AM
as per above-detailed "increasing savings" principle, how bout these adjusted prices:
new swaffy total, $4- subtracted from $212 leaves $208
new jt total, $38- subtracted from $208 leaves $170
new gsj total, $30- subtracted from $170 leaves $140
new vt (trade-value) total, $5- subtracted from $140 leaves $135
new b'jr total, $115- subtracted from $134 leaves $20
so, if the few remaining items below can fetch as little as $20 total i'd say we're set eh? any takers? better say so soon:
playmates light/sound vorcha
playmates figs: 16 loose klingons & dax, unopened khan & 19th-c sailor worf
klingon headset w/13 af-style figs
ep1 cross-section book
also, i can't recall offhand whether b'jr sed he wanted klingon dagger so that may still be available. meanwhile, the only downside to new totals is that they likely render my tart retort below irrelevant:

gsj: "any additional charges levied against either you or me, will be paid by moi"
-you're right, they will :Pirate:

"got any ideas?"
-nope, just curious was all; maybe someone would trade you em for more futuras?

"array is how the sucker arrived factory fresh"
-then if seller described it as "mint in mint package" i hope you took him to task :p i'm afraid b'jr can't help w/that swapout as, like me, he's only got one :zzz:

"always up fer upgradin', ('ceptin' o' course missus jansen"
-yknow i don't think Any of us had "gone there" mentally but thanx for the LTMI insight into yer wuvwife ;)

"i love jawz quotes"
-actually i was quoting chris elliott from his Get A Life (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/cm/member-reviews/-/A1KE5LQ9HJSTCE/1/103-1539173-4381400) episode "neptune 2000", in which he gets sealed inside a mail-order submarine kit he builds in his bathtub and, cracking under the "stress", begins to ramble Jaws quotes :D

jt: "I'll keep checking if you keep reminding"
-i prefer the word "nagging" :evil:

"still catching up with the last batch"
-even With the occasional page i ripped out & kept for myself?? you might be an even slower reader than me ;)

"named after an ethnic stereotype about a certain people being cheap"
-yeah, if it's one thing i can't abide it's those Damn Cheap PackingTapeians :frus:
vt

JediTricks
07-17-2003, 02:07 AM
i developed that style through numerous oversea packages to brit cit and our other far fllung mm folk. the tape does two things, it keeps the packages water-tight, so's none of that north sea blusterin' makes it through the outter layer, and it strengthens the box so's no matter what size piana they stack on top of it, it's don't blow out the sides. :dead:It's a great idea (if not as fun to open for the receiver :D), although when I was in line at the PO to send it, I noticed this sign on the wall explaining about suspicious packages from the anthrax scare that said that mail covered in "excessive" tape was suspicious. It turned out not to be a problem but the sign sure gave me a flutter.


VT, price adjustment works for me. :D I'll take the Playmates Vor'cha at $7 if nobody will pay more. I don't have one but it's never really been one of those ships I had to have, the thinking was that it's not very expensive on the aftermarket and I have plenty of time if I changed my mind about it (which almost came when Thrawn had one at $10, but then I passed).

Nagging is fine. Nag away.

I don't sit and read magazines in a big batch, just a little at a time when I have some free time and nothing else going on. I usually scan the mags when I first receive 'em, check out the pics and such, and organize the loose pages, then put them aside for free time.

SWAFMAN
07-18-2003, 10:39 PM
Mr. Touch, sorry for the delay in replying. I was out of town the middle of this week. I'm attaching a scan of the KBOP figs. If you can't make them out (fairly crappy scan), the figs are Valkris & Commander Kruge.
Male fig in std. klingon warrior garb - silver/gray vest with bandallero (sp?) and phaser-pistol in left hand. Female (if they say so, I guess?) fig's most distinguishing feature is the rake-looking thing sticking out of her head.

U want $4 via paypal, snail mail, or shall I keep a lookout for something to send you to settle us up?

:)

britcit3
07-19-2003, 02:39 AM
Hey SWAF

Just tried to send you a private message, but I just got an error message saying that your disk quota is full.

You may want to delete some of the old messages.

Cheers

BC3

JediTricks
07-19-2003, 03:36 AM
Hey SWAF

Just tried to send you a private message, but I just got an error message saying that your disk quota is full.

You may want to delete some of the old messages.

Cheers

BC3
Don't forget, the PM system can now download all your messages (sent and received) as a text file into your computer. Just look next to the Forums Jump section near the bottom of the PM window.

good shot jansen
07-19-2003, 08:55 AM
Hey SWAF

Just tried to send you a private message, but I just got an error message saying that your disk quota is full.

You may want to delete some of the old messages.

Cheers

BC3


swaffy, clear that pm disk! we all wanna send ya something!

i keep getting that message too.

vulcantouch
07-19-2003, 11:20 AM
. . .which is why i disabled mine :)

jt: "if nobody will pay more"
-whaddyathink i'm runnin here, a bidding war? supposin someone'd pay Less?? like, say, You? just for your insulting inference, you'll pay $6 for the vorcha and not a latstrip more :D meanwhile i also have Comm issues 111 & 138, Insider "why are these jawas smiling" cover-story issue and a buncha more starlog ds9s you can have when i'm done with, if interested :)

swaffy: "the rake-looking thing sticking out of her head"
-that's cuz she's the klingon's answer to the borg queen :) valkr & kruge eh? i'm surprised, woulda figured it was worf & gorwon since other 13 af-style figs have at least 2 of them :p anyhoo assuming you don't "make it up to me" with another cost-analysis-oblivious gesture of magnanimity, since there's no hurry as usual you could just enclose $4 along w/VTape shipment postage when you return same to me. on that note if it turns out you dig Blood Guts you may keep it as you did Guffman last year, cuz i got a feeling it wouldn't work too well as a library donation anyway :Pirate:

report
bagged me a 1st edition of john huston's An Open Book autobio for $1 :) meanwhile turns out b'jr Didn't want klingon dagger so that's still available. at any rate, since it looks like there's no further interest in these parts i'm ready to call it even. the $14 distance from the target yield i can just chalk up to whatever i can get in trade for the rest; on that note, would jt happen to have a link to one or more places where i might be able to trade the hallmark ent-d or klingon figs? b'jr just got a look at the new hallmark 3po ornament/figure and wants, maybe i'll trade some/all the figs for that :) and would bc3 happen to recall the location of that mm classifieds page? i'd like to go there and show them scalpers how a Real collector parts with xtras :evil:
vt

britcit3
07-19-2003, 12:06 PM
Sorry VT

That posting board got scrapped a few months ago - some people were using less than savory language, so the web site owner binned it.

Cheerio

BC3

PS if you bag anymore loose Playmates Defiants, give me a shout.

ta-ra

vulcantouch
07-19-2003, 12:15 PM
those scalpers lost their forum? oh what a Shame that is eh? ;)
i trust you'll not think it too immodest of me if i prefer to imagine I was partly responsible for sparking the change in tone you say led to its demise :evil: meanwhile thanx, i thought of another location (http://www.artasylum.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=forum&f=12) that should prove most opportune for trade interest :)
vt

SWAFMAN
07-20-2003, 12:17 PM
from VT: anyhoo assuming you don't "make it up to me" with another cost-analysis-oblivious gesture of magnanimity, since there's no hurry as usual you could just enclose $4 along w/VTape shipment postage when you return same to me. on that note if it turns out you dig Blood Guts you may keep it as you did Guffman last year, cuz i got a feeling it wouldn't work too well as a library donation anyway

VT - That'll work!!! Thanks again. Of course, the $4 will have to be augmented with a li'l sumptin' to show appreciation for the 'blood & guts.'

;)

--

BTW, my PM mailbox is cleaned-out.
But, y'all do still have my email addy, too, y'know!


Not happy 'bout the posts in the comic-con thread. I guess that means no one has received their orders from D&S, or seen any of the new AFs in any retail stores?????? My son was supposed to go to comic con, so I'll try to reach him to ask if he saw anything about AF while there.

JediTricks
07-20-2003, 10:00 PM
Six bucks? I won't pay it... no wait, I will! :D Muchas thankas. ;)

I have the Jawas issue of the Insider, but the other mags sound good.

Re: Hallmark Trading - You could check out the SSG trading section, but I have a feeling that won't get you too far: http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=171
I'm afraid I'm not up on other trading places for such things, but I do know that such things are somewhat popular items both with Trek and Hallmark collectors.


Swaffy, as far as I know, "Action Fleet" was a non-issue at SDCC. :( If you hear different, let us know.

good shot jansen
07-21-2003, 07:13 AM
BTW, my PM mailbox is cleaned-out.
But, y'all do still have my email addy, too, y'know!

funny you should bring that up! i was gonna e-mail ya instead of pm ya, after i got your box is full message, but through the years you've changed your e-mail a couple of times, and i wasn't sure which one was proper, so i decide from the control panel to send you an e-mail, but wah happens?........i get a dialog box telling me that you've disabled the feature to send an e-mail to ya through the system :eek:

anyway, i'll pm ya later today with what i tried to send to you this weekend.

vulcantouch
07-21-2003, 11:34 AM
swaffy: "the $4 will have to be augmented with a li'l sumptin'"
-oh why bother, after all what could you Possibly have left that i'd be interested in? ;)

thnax for tip jt; on related note at a yardsale this weekend i scored 4 vintage 3&3/4" fig accessories in great shape: chewy rifle (blu-black plastic), han pistol (blu-black), two stormie pistols (1 black, 1 blue-green) for $0.25 :) if no one here needs i'll try to use them to get a couple lil things on my accessory trade thred (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8625) :)
also for that quarter i got a gun from the rumble transformers cassette in case i'm missing one; in fact seller had a whole lunchbox full of vint transformer accessories (constructicon Devastator parts etc) for $1, but i don't really collect em so i passed :sur:
vt (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/printthread.php?t=19976&page=2&pp=34)

SWAFMAN
07-21-2003, 06:31 PM
swaffy: "the $4 will have to be augmented with a li'l sumptin'"
-oh why bother, after all what could you Possibly have left that i'd be interested in? ;)


OUCH!!!

Consider the gauntlet thrown down!

;)

just for that I oughta get a mmproto & send it to you, or sumptin'!!!

SWAFMAN
07-21-2003, 10:30 PM
...so i decide from the control panel to send you an e-mail, but wah happens?........i get a dialog box telling me that you've disabled the feature to send an e-mail to ya through the system :eek:

Very strange. I just verified my user cp settings, and e-mail is enabled. :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:

(jr44772@adelphia.net)




p.s. I just tried the e-mail option from my profile, and you're right that it gives an error saying I've opted to not receive e-mail through the forum. But that is wrong. I have opted to not get emails when someone replies to my posts, but I do have the options set to YES to receive e-mails:
Allow Bulletin Board Administrators and Moderators To Send You Email Notices? Yes
Receive Emails? Selecting yes allows other users to send you email. Yes


more :confused: :confused: :confused: !!!

vulcantouch
07-21-2003, 11:49 PM
. . . just for that I oughta get a mmproto & send it"
-can i pick my battles, or Can I Pick My Battles? :cool: (cough cough, jemhadar cough cough) :o:sur::happy:
report(?)
this afternoon dropped in on a gaw-juss post-inaug party for denver's new mayor held at the botanic gardens- mainly cuz over a dozen fab local restaurants were givin away cuisine samples- and as Get A Life's gus borden (brian doyle murray) sed, "nuthin tastes sweeter than free grub" :Pirate: there i was, cruisin for curry, sushi and brisket amongst the orchids when purely by accident (i assure you) i somehow breached security, wandered into an invite-only, VIP section of the bash and found myself within assault distance of the new hizzonner, whom i've nicknamed "hickie-blooper" (not for any political reason, i just think it has a nice ring :crazed: ) and who happens to be same-last-named cousin to the director of the Sling Blade short i humped this spring (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showpost.php?p=223990&postcount=209) :) anyhoo it's almost a shame no one'd offered me any pretty pennies to take advantage of this purely inadvertant opportunity, cuz the only difficulty i might've encountered woulda been some potentially lethal manolo blahnik peltings from shocked socialite supporters :evil: lucky my mms weren't in tow like they ordinarily would be in such a stylin setting; wouldn't want to've placed em in such jeopardy :stupid:
vt

JediTricks
07-22-2003, 12:08 AM
Very strange. I just verified my user cp settings, and e-mail is enabled. :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:

(jr44772@adelphia.net)

p.s. I just tried the e-mail option from my profile, and you're right that it gives an error saying I've opted to not receive e-mail through the forum. But that is wrong. I have opted to not get emails when someone replies to my posts, but I do have the options set to YES to receive e-mails:
Allow Bulletin Board Administrators and Moderators To Send You Email Notices? Yes
Receive Emails? Selecting yes allows other users to send you email. Yes


more :confused: :confused: :confused: !!!The email link is only found in the user's profile now, but I see yours IS on like you said, so I dunno what the problem would be.

vulcantouch
07-23-2003, 11:23 PM
hmm, maybe Furious Fashionista Fundraisers has a better ring to it :cool:
jt (post 540 above): "LMK when you need the dough by and how you want it"
-when not so important, but How? preferably in $1 bills crumpled up to serve as protective padding for the hw-size dmc(s) you find & send me :D
vt

JediCole
08-14-2003, 01:36 PM
I hope this is the right place to persue this line of inquiry. I have managed to amass my entire Action Fleet collection (at least all of the vehicles that I personally wanted) with two exceptions. I am still seeking the Republic Gunship and Darth Maul's Sith Infiltrator. Unless there have been any further releases after the Gunship, I am done as I take it the line is again being canceled.
If anyone can help me with these items please let me know.

vulcantouch
08-14-2003, 10:47 PM
-sure why not, i for one ain't picky; if anything i'm flattered by the implication that my name's become synonymous w/odds-beating assists :happy: when this forum was redone i was gonna change this thred's name to "legendary bountyhunting reports: vt et al" or some such more inclusive title. but then r2 beat me to the punch & stuck it w/the more flattering title ;) speaking of inclusive, i trust you more af-focused experts (i'm more into mms) will give jc any help you can? i mean, just cuz it's My name on the thred duzzat mean i gotta do Everything?? ;)

report
scored mint loose ric olie w/gun & commchip for $.20, to give to whoever wants :) $2 cds: another Virgin Suicides soundtrack (i.e. not the filmscore :( ) i'll prolly give away, and a 2-disc Lost In Trance comp for me. also bagged me some books: roland barthes' S/Z for $1, America's Queen (aka Yet Another jackie bio) for $3, and TNG section 31 Rogue novel for $.25, whose story weaves in deft references to cardassian cranial biotech implants (ds9 ep "the wire"), tal shiar chairman koval (ds9 ep "inter arma enim silent leges"), senator pardek (tng ep "unification") and the introduction of edosian orchids to romulan soil (ds9 novel "stitch in time") :)
at one yard sale i found a $1 VS (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showpost.php?p=52828&postcount=122) vhs (will donate to library but won't enclose in VTape shipment since swaffy's already seen- not that we'd know from him ever having shared any Humpthoughts about same :( ), and then 20 minutes later at another yardsale, bagged me the novel (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0446670251/qid=1060615188/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_1/103-0481756-4609404?v=glance&s=books&n=507846) for $1 :) and for $0.10, the dec '01 issue Interview issue which has the just-after-9/11 paglia chat swaffy & i've been seeking (since it wasn't transcribed online). will rip out & enclose (for Loan, not for keeps :evil: ) w/Vtapes, along with a 2nd ave deli photo featured in the same issue as part of an nyc tribute, as per swaffy's mmfash-documented trip there (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?t=356&page=4&pp=15) (for keeps, not for loan) :)
meanwhile, sicq may find my latest Humpost (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?p=268388#post268388) interesting enough to reply to :)
vt (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showpost.php?p=272297&postcount=22)

SWAFMAN
08-19-2003, 09:32 PM
Mr. Touch,
I need to ask you about some things kinda time-sensitive - preferrably via e-mail or PM/IM. Will e-mail you now, but if you see this 1st, please check your e-mail.

- Swaffy

AndyW
08-20-2003, 12:31 PM
I hope this is the right place to persue this line of inquiry. I have managed to amass my entire Action Fleet collection (at least all of the vehicles that I personally wanted) with two exceptions. I am still seeking the Republic Gunship and Darth Maul's Sith Infiltrator. Unless there have been any further releases after the Gunship, I am done as I take it the line is again being canceled.
If anyone can help me with these items please let me know.

Jedicole, the gunship is still out there, but you'll have to get typing emails, pick as many online toy stores as you can and be patient, but I assure you, some places do have them.

Oh, and unfortunatly you won't be able to buy the gunship on its own, only as part of the set with the other two ships in the wave.

SWAFMAN
08-20-2003, 10:50 PM
If anyone is looking for a loose MM DS9 Runabout, lemme know.....

Warstar
08-21-2003, 04:17 AM
:)

Whassup? All the Action Fleet dried up in Bozeman mere minutes after they went on clearance *SIGH!*

Ah well- I'll miss 'em. Could have had them all had I seen the Republic Gunship, but I never did. C'est la vie!

I'll be hocking mine soon, here...maybe all in one glop, sans the E-wing, since I already sold it.

Anyway- how goes it otherwise? Anything you need and/or looking for? How's Colorado? Once again, HI! :)

About it for now; I'll drop in again...

Oh yeah- for the record- found all Clone Wars stuff here- from the Command Repub Gunship to the Blue Jedi fighter, to the new wave of Jedi and other figs. I like the new look...but-

Doesn't it seem odd? For years Hasbro deprives us of our army builders, now they are building an entire toy line around it! And a very colorful one at that...

Damn- why couldn't they have done it BEFORE I left collecting? Ah well.

*Goes back to watching Futurama Season 2 on DVD* ^_^

SWAFMAN
08-21-2003, 03:06 PM
found this week...

Hallmark Keepsake X-mas Ornament - Romulan Warbird - minty-fresh - $10.75 (list $24)

Same place has a TON of ST paperbacks ranging from $1 - $1.50, & some hardcovers running $1.50 - $5. Anyone has a title they're looking for, lemme know....

VT - scored your requests, except for unimatrix zero. I'm calling the seller to see if she knows for sure if it exists & if she can get it.

vulcantouch
08-22-2003, 09:45 AM
so wha'd you find? & forgot to mention, if seller has any section 31 novels besides "Rogue" for <$.50, i'd take them too :)
report
besides a fun article jdah might like (http://denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36%257E24769%257E1558216,00.html?search=fil ter#) ( ;) ), also found me mychael danna's Sweet Hereafter score for $4, 808 state's Gorgeous cd for $2 (but still keeping cool album cover (http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000000HJ5.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg) from the lp of same i already had), and electremix cds of serge gainsbourg (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005UNCN/qid=1061562056/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/102-2602681-8937710?v=glance&s=music) & spaghetti-western boy (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005CCVK/qid=1061561981/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_1/102-2602681-8937710?v=glance&s=music&n=507846) for $.50 each :cool: already including an unremixed cut of former on next swaffymixtape, might also have to include a twirled fork-full from latter's? :happy:

hey ws, in addition to having checked out Fut dvd season 1, it so happens i just made a contact that might interest you, a local who's opened a ~40-seat movie theater for screening indie, experimental, student & other flix! i emailed him a link to the Hump (you know, the Hump you've never VisiTed (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2216&page=1)? :Pirate: ), and he was impressed enough to immediately offer me my own Custom VT Filmfest and i quote: "Bring me your top 5 favorite films...we'll screen them one by one" :D
i've already decided on Venice/Venice and Some Prefer Cake for two of them; might there be room in the remaining three slots for ws' latest opus? failing that, might i be persuaded to make an introduction so ws could stage a fest of his own work there? well Maybe, if Someone were to Quit Bogarting Them FS Booth Pix from over a Year ago :evil:
vt

jeddah
08-22-2003, 11:14 AM
"Bring me your top 5 favorite films...we'll screen them one by one" :D
i've already decided on Venice/Venice and Some Prefer Cake for two of them; vt

A Room With a View - beautiful photography. Beautiful Kiri. Beautiful acting and of course, Beautiful Helena Bottom Carter.

Thanks for the article, it made my toes curl and lifted my spirits. I wish they had also commented upon the other equally annoying trait that mad mariah has introduced to all wannabees - that of finger-singing. ugh.

:)

jeddah

SWAFMAN
08-22-2003, 06:07 PM
originally posted by vulcantouch...so wha'd you find? & forgot to mention, if seller has any section 31 novels besides "Rogue" for <$.50, i'd take them too

$1.75 Cardassian Galor & "Trials & Tribble-ations" paperback (grati$).
(& maybe another surprise or two... ;) )


Will letcha know if I can find any of the section 31 books. Can you gimme some more background on these? Are they trek "expanded universe" stuff, or what?

SWAFMAN
08-23-2003, 01:15 AM
VT, I found (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0671774832/qid=1061619009/sr=2-2/ref=sr_2_2/002-3037655-2880841) the info on the section 31 books. I don't recall seeing any of these at the local store, but will check again soon to see if I maybe missed them.

vulcantouch
08-23-2003, 10:41 AM
swaffy ain't the only one currently baggin books for others!: got a big fancy dolce coftable book (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0789202778/ref=lib_dp_sp_1/103-4218838-9358232?v=glance&s=books&vi=slide-show#reader-link) for a local fashion galpal for only $2 :)

swaffy: "Are they trek 'expanded universe' stuff"
-yep, based on a revelation introed by a coupla deliciously sinister ds9 eps ("inquistion" and prev-cited "inter arma" ) :) thanx in advance for checkin, and also for other stuff you've bagged :happy:

jdah: "Beautiful Kiri"
-she was in RWAV? what was she doin, arguing w/sisko? ;)
RWAV, eh? (Lady Jane's not bad either, & picard plays her dada :) ) in that case i feel even more confident re some of the flik recommendations i just posted for you :) alas, on a similar note neither would really suit my selection purpose, and i quote (from my response to offer):
"a 'vt's top 5 filmfest' eh? what a thrilling & generous offer! my only question now is, which five would i choose? to break new ground i'd prolly stick to personal faves that haven't already attracted a high-profile critical consensus. so Venice/Venice and Some Prefer Cake definitely, but for the other three? hmm, sprecher sisters' Clockwatchers? rose troche's Bedrooms & Hallways? tony gatlif's Mondo? malle's Zazie Dans Le Metro? wc fields' It's A Gift? Deep Space Nine's 2-part Improbable Cause/The Die Is Cast episode?? ;) "
the thing i don't get (and i argued with a pal of mine about this), is why article didn't cite whiney houston's execrablenesses while was at it :evil:
vt

jeddah
08-26-2003, 04:16 AM
I can't post my thoughts on Whitney here as I may break the autocensor :evil: but suffice it to say, I imagine her being able to join Cartman's mother on the cover a particular magazine....

I meant Kiwi Te Kanawa's O Mia Babbino Care gorgeous operatic solo. Lovely New Zealand lass that she is :)

I will be posting at the hump soon - my thoughts on the cauco-centric Amistad and maybe Wrong Turn, Interminable-ator 3, Session 9 and Final Destination 2. :)

jeddah

vulcantouch
09-13-2003, 11:48 AM
jdah: "will be posting at the hump soon"
-as lorraine bracco might say, I Sawr, I Sawr :) but now gotta hear from restaya, esp. gsj, jt & swaffy, cuz i left sumthin special there for yooz 3 :kiss:

"can't post my thoughts on Whitney"
-you are the Worst kinda tease! i'd always figgered you dug her, relieved to hear otherwise; but you can't stop now that you've surprised me thusly, C'MON! :frus: glad to hear you dig opera, but cartman's mother? reference excapes me, show mercy :p
report
scored the kind of memorable, unexpected find that makes comin up snake-eyes at dozens of different yardsales all summer long worth it: The Art Of Tron book, featuring lotsa moebius & syd mead art found in none of my many other books of theirs, for $3 :D i'd watched this come & go for unacceptable prices on ebay for years ($40+, when it Does show up) so had forgotten about it- til now! let that be a lesson to Trust Your Instincts if they tell you to wait rather than bite on some "collector" pricing :cool: also Wit & Wisdom of Quentin Crisp for $1 which should make a good companion volume to similar-focused Wilde tome i recently bagged (jun 20 post above), Pleasure Wars (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0393045706/qid=1063255614/sr=8-2/ref=sr_8_2/002-3897585-5095208?v=glance&s=books&n=507846) for $1.25 and 4 more cds: george winston's vince guaraldi (charlie brown music) tribute album for $1.50, and morrissey's Bona Drag, sade's Lovers Live and jazz violinist jean-luc picante's Fables for $1 each (now i no longer need my lp of latter) :)
those of you who missed baggin this winter's syd mead hotwheel now have a 2nd chance, cuz it's been re-released w/a new, semi-tacky 'urban police' paintjobp (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3548412092&category=45352); so far i've bagged 5 for b'jr, maybe i'll keep one for myself :p
and i don't know if this serendiptous incident counts as a baggin, but: while comin or goin from tatcov bookstore the other day, on a countertop right in front of me i spot an mm-sized, 1980 die-cast buckrogers ship just like the one gsj sent me a while back! i killed a bit of time browsing but no one made a move towards it. so then i axed a staffer working nearby if it he knew anything about it. he didn't, so i said i thought it Might be mine since i frequently bring my mms all the time for windowsill deployment at FS upstairs (a dubious assertion at best, since to me it's a fall vehicle so i wouldnt've brought it along since '02) so, if it's ok with him, i'd hang on to it just in case, and leave my email address w/him in case anyone asks about it. ironically, shortly after that i misplace my kazon mothership while chillin on a lounge patio :eek: i thought this might be fate's way of "trading" me my kazmutha for a buckyroj (which wouldn'ta been a bad trade, since i coulda gotta nutha mutha from b'jr). i even covertly searched lounge premises while they were closed, but it turns out lounge bartender was savin it for me all along :kiss: so if no one who lost the buckroj emails me (and no one here can make a sufficently compelling case for me to let them have it :evil: ), i'll just let b'jr have it. on second thought, i'll let him have Mine and keep This one for myself since this one's in better shape :evil:
in the few minutes it took me to score a coupla figs (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showpost.php?p=276186&postcount=1156) at k-b they got two calls from people seeking af gunships. i know this cuz i overheard employees, cordless phones tucked under chin, searching thru peg-warming figs right next to me while talking with the caller. how can hasbro be so clueless? :p
oh i also checked out ds9 dvd season 4 from the library the second it became available- just in time for fall :cool: btw ws, above theater report's slightly inaccurate: it actually has 56 seats :)
vt

good shot jansen
09-15-2003, 07:49 AM
would it be compelling enough to say that i would like it? :kiss:

i passed mine on to you, cause at the time you were definately more interested in it than moi. bc3 had sent it on to me, as it was a dupe, and he and i were trading quite mightyly back then.

if no one reclaims it, and the one i sent you becomes a dupe again (dupe again? :rolleyes: ), any chance you might forward it on to the east coast?

that's as compellin' as i'm ever gonna get on a monday morning :p

good shot jansen
09-15-2003, 03:22 PM
just received my big box o' goodies from vt!

thanx everso much for the great music, and toys!

i know i thoroughly went through all the packing and such, i found my prodo's of the kalestron, id4, tonnika twin, ent-d and the b'jr replaced nebulon-b (which btw, you are absolutely correct in that my previous prodo of the frigate was dismal to say the least :rolleyes: thanx b'jr for upgrading it! :) )

i don't seem to be able to find the prodo array, and bounty. and none of the proto's seem to be included as well. :eek:

do you still have these? or have i not gone as thoroughly as i thought through the packaging :confused: if you're sending em on to ltb for viewin' as part of the proto tour, i'm jes confused as to why you didn't include the kalestron, ent-d, and nebulon prodo's fer comparison :confused: anyway, i'm sure you will clear this up in your nest post.

i'm also assumin' that the reason why almost every piece of cardboard and paper contained within the box has your address, is in response to my e-mail of last week requesting it again for the umpteenth time :p

thanx again. this was prolly one of the largest care packages i've ever received! :)

vulcantouch
09-15-2003, 11:16 PM
-hey that's what She sed lazt nite- OH I do CRACK MYSELF UP THAT ONE NEVAH GETS OLD :D

"in response to my e-mail?"
-sarcastic packaging? ME?? oh no, no, i just got tired of never being able to come up w/a use for all them scraps, so i figgered i'd turn it into "theme" packing material :crazed: in fact i haven't received Any emails from you in quite a while, including any reply you may've made to my request for cellblock's url & password- assuming of course you ever got that :sur: hmm, i hope damn spams ain't caused any good emails to bounce, Dammit :frus:
i tried to brace scraps so defiant's red-alert sound wouldn't be triggered in transit- didn't want no skittish bomb-sniffing dog sicced on the box :sur:

"compelling enough to say that i would like it?"
-well Maybe, IF you send my bioship before fall's Over ahem AHEM :evil: oh whom'i kiddin, you'll get your bucky back cuz i suspect the god of mm karma placed this second one in my path expressly so i would return yours, in effect making the one you'd sent me a 1-year loaner :) while trial-packing jt's & swaffy's pkgs (but don't you two hold your breath, i still got latter's mixtape to finalize & former's trekmags to read thru :o ) i discovered i forgot to enclose defiant's instructions & schematics, so will whenever i send bucky :)

"you still have these?"
-i spose i really should be embarrassed to admit that indeed i Do still have em (along w/ltb's protorp); but since i'm more the shameless sort i guess i'll just have to Feign embarrassment ;)

"jes confused as to why you didn't include. . ."
-buzzacuzza on accounta, as i recall, ltb (to whom protour is headed next) already has prodos of klae, sep-ent and medfrig. so i figured it was more efficient to send yours back to you at this time, since he'll be able to compare your protos w/his own prodos- except in the case of your prodo array & hms k-bop since, as i also recall, he doesn't own those. hope i made the right call, anyone plz lmk if i didn't :) meanwhile please share any thoughts on music on mmixtape thred :)
now just waitin to hear when andy gets his pkg :)
vt
p.s. vt asked mysteriously, "is jt the one who got yall your starspeeder 3000s?"

good shot jansen
09-16-2003, 08:41 AM
"hope i made the right call, anyone plz lmk if i didn't"
-righty-o! :) it's all cear to me now! carry on!

"is jt the one who got yall your starspeeder 3000s?"
-yep, he sure was! :happy: he put that anual passport to good use back in august of ought!

"i hope damn spams ain't caused any good emails to bounce, Dammit"
- i just installed an e-mail spamulator here at work (as prolly most of you know already, if you received my e-mail insuring that you would all be put on my "white lists"), i hope you got that as well mr. touch. if not, then it would seem that my mail is not reaching you a'tal :( , i have sent you several e-mails over the past few months, and apprently none are hitting the mark :( i'll try and e-mail you through the boards e-mail system. later edit by gsj (dayum, you have set yourself up so as not to allow that kinda activity :rolleyes: )

i am sending out your package in this morning's mail, as i now have your address once again (several times over i might!!!!!)

britcit3
09-16-2003, 08:53 AM
Hey GSJ

Was the Playmates Defiant that VT bagged for you included in his package?

If so, is it any good?

I keep trying to bag one on Ebay, but I keep getting beat.

BC3

good shot jansen
09-16-2003, 03:20 PM
the defiant was indeed in the package (thus adding to the required box's girth :eek: )

it's a fun toy (and make no mistake about this, we're tawkin' toy here, it really isn't a very good display piece for visual appreciation)

it's very plasticy in appearance, lacking in finer detail. (i think the best defiant yet is the furuta one, for display purposes)

there are 4 different sounds that the ship makes (the buttons are presented discreetly, which is an added plus, unlike the ones on the kenner collection series sd, ssd, and blockade runner. jimminy, the buttons stand out on those as though they were the main feature :rolleyes: )

a cool thing about the defiant is that it comes with two seperate bottom hull sections. one which is permanently mounted to the stand (not much flying this thing about with the stand attached :sur: ), a second bottom hull section is included, so that you may disconnect the stand from the ship, slip on the new bottom hull piece, and viola! the ship is able to cavort about with silly stand holes in the base :) !!!!!!!! that is indeed a nifty feature.

the front noseof the ship drops down about 15 degree's or so. a nice feature, but not one that really makes or breaks this ship.

it's a fun toy, prolly along the lines of lets say the hasbro outrider. it's a toy meant to be played with, not studied for accuracy and research.


all in all, if the kid don't want it, dad's glad to add it to his ever growin' non mm fleet :happy:

SWAFMAN
09-16-2003, 08:04 PM
hey swaffy, did that fsm issue ever arrive?

dagNABit!!! I'd written you all about that in the original hump post letter that I accidentally lost a while back. By the time I rewrote that letter, I plumb forgot the part about the mag!

The issue has SO many other items that seem to track with your interests than just the article on the 007 music, it's almost as though they published a custom VT Edition! It will definitely be in the return tape pkg., or I may send it sooner.

JediTricks
09-17-2003, 04:13 AM
it's a fun toy, prolly along the lines of lets say the hasbro outrider. it's a toy meant to be played with, not studied for accuracy and research.WHOA!!! That's a strong statement, Hasbro's Outrider isn't even related to the original design of that ship, the Playmates Defiant at least is pretty true to the source (especially compared to most of their other outings). True, it's lacking fine detail, but it's got the right shapes and basic designs down pretty well IMO. Only thing I couldn't figure out was the stickers that went around the warp nacelle cowlings, I totally screwed those up thanks to confusing instructions.

VT asked something of me here recently, yes? But I'm too lazy to track down what, any shedding of the mysterious "what"?

good shot jansen
09-17-2003, 09:35 AM
VT asked something of me here recently, yes? But I'm too lazy to track down what, any shedding of the mysterious "what"?

he had inquired if you were the one responsible for the procurement of the starspeeder 3000's. i answered him that you indeed were the purchaser of said starspeeders. as to the mysterious nature of the request,
you'll need to take that up with him.

i guess comparing the defiant to the outrider wasn't fair, i was only trying to make a point that the defiant was obviously built by playmtaes for playing with, rather than just a display piece.

all the other ships that i have seen, including the ent-e which vt sent as well, seem to be more geared to displaying em, while the defiant has more of a toy feel about it.

of all the 3 3/4" ships that mason has, the only one he plays with on any kind of regular basis, is the outrider. the defiant, for whatever reason, seems to have the same playability feel to it as the outrider.

AndyW
09-17-2003, 07:58 PM
now just waitin to hear when andy gets his pkg :)
vt


I'm away from home at the moment, visiting my dads house in the midlands, will be returning to my place sat or sun and I expect it'll be waiting there. I'm very excited :D

Will make up for the fact I've missed out on two auctions recently for mm's.

JediTricks
09-17-2003, 11:54 PM
Does Mason put figures in that pitiful mess Hasbro claims is a cockpit?

I see what you mean about the Defiant being more geared for play, but I'm not sure I see it different from the Ent-E (I have both versions), which have those huge, hideously oversized and misshapen warp pylons and that THICK saucer. I think the Defiant simply being a smaller ship that's more compact is the key to that feeling.

SWAFMAN
09-18-2003, 06:26 PM
I received an Alpha Naboo Fighter today from a recent ebay auction. It's my first opener of any of the ep-1 alphas.

Cockpit hatch feels like it will break if I force it open, so I'm not opening it.

Paint must've still been wet/tacky when boxed. Small mark from twist tie on the right wing & on the bottom-front just fore of the gun ring.

Still, much more substantial-feeling than most of the ep-2 vehicles, and it has [GASP!] Play Features!!!

Okay, it has one play feature. Twisting nacelles that open & close "pressure manifolds" on the upper fuselage. It would've been cool to see a feature like this for the flaps on the snowspeeders.

Anyway, it displays fairly nicely. Would be nicer if I could get the hatch open & put the pilot in his seat.

Scored for ~$22, including insured shipping from Canada.
Seller = beakerme (aka: Legolady, a.k.a. Jenn Wagner) Good, honest seller. USA or elsewhere, don't hesitate to buy from this Canadian seller.

1 down, 3 to go, for the ep-1 alpha openers!

JediTricks
09-19-2003, 12:48 AM
Don't worry about the cockpit, it won't break*, it just opens oddly, it kinda hinges back while opening which is held back by the flat post that holds it closed. Try to lift the front of the canopy up a little to get the post out, that's the key. The canopy's even connected to the hinge by being popped over a big cylinder at the end of the hinge piece, so it'll probably* pop off instead of breaking if everything else goes wrong. Think of it this way, if it does break, you can just glue it back into place and you're back to where you are now anyway. ;)

Oh, and all 4 Ep 1 Series Alpha have authentic Action Fleet play features, each has landing gear (of course), but also besides the Naboo Fighter, the Royal Starship has rotating turrets and when you open the "cockpit" (the aft section), a glued-in R2-D2 moves around the floor; the Droid Fighter has pull-open engine that opens both canopies and control surfaces that move forward with a single slider; and the Sith Infiltrator has sensor doors in the front that open when you pull the wings out.


*- JT guarantees nothing and takes responsibility for even less, open cockpit at your own risk.

vulcantouch
09-23-2003, 10:46 PM
gsj: "if you received my e-mail insuring that you would all be put on my "white lists"), i hope you got that as well"
-nope, ain't got squat in forever i'm afraid :( hope you're in habit of retaining copies of most of your correspondence; if so feel free to re-send whatever i mightn't've got :sur:

"i'll try and e-mail you through the boards e-mail system (dayum, you have set yourself up so as not to allow that kinda activity"
-not me, i've always set mine to allow it :sur: hmm, looks like forum email's malfunctioning, maybe that's why i couldn't email andy for voyshut trade arrange a few weeks ago neither; someone should bring this to attention of tptb :o

"4 different sounds that the ship makes"
-my fave's red alert; on most playmate ships besides borgs it always seems like i only like one sound effect best and could care less about other 3 or 4. too bad we can't mix& match em, i'd replace my ds9's docking thud w/the red alert, or maybe vorcha's juicy-spitball-sounding forward disruptor :crazed:

jt: "any shedding of the mysterious"
-no big mystery; i help a pal who collects People mags by keeping an eye out for cheep ones. we was lookin thru a few 1991s i recently got him over brunch when i came across a startour ad w/a big pic of the ss3000 in the middle, so w/his permission i tore it out & will enclose w/your next shipment if interested (if not, or someone else is more interested, say so here) :)

swaffy: "may send it sooner"
-no hurry, the wait'll make it sweeter :happy:
vt

JediTricks
09-24-2003, 01:18 AM
SS3000 is always appreciated!

jeddah
09-25-2003, 03:39 AM
By "Quextions", do you mean about Whiney Houston? If so, patience mah boogie, I am considering what I want to say. I don't want to post something that is no more than invective which is my knee-jerk reaction to merely hearing her name. :kiss:

jeddah

SWAFMAN
09-25-2003, 05:14 PM
JT - thanks for the tip. Naboo pilot is seated in the ship & looking good. :)

JediTricks
09-27-2003, 12:07 AM
JT - thanks for the tip. Naboo pilot is seated in the ship & looking good. :)
Fantastic! BTW, the pilot comes repainted with the Alpha Royal Starship as well.

SWAFMAN
09-27-2003, 01:36 PM
Fantastic! BTW, the pilot comes repainted with the Alpha Royal Starship as well.

Cool. I'm trying to keep a watch for reasonably-priced openers of all the other EP1 alphas and several other EP1s to fill the holes in my opener collection. Now that I've had it out for a week or two, I'm even more pleased with how the alpha naboo fighter displays. Maybe it's the color that makes it stand-out among the others?

Thanks again, JT.

JediTricks
09-28-2003, 09:45 PM
I think it's a combination of the color, the mini-N1, and the overall design which just looks so unique. This thing could easily be customized into a Coruscant speeder.

haggie
10-06-2003, 07:43 PM
Hey, VT. Long ago I told you I'd keep an eye out for Moebius books in the monthly Previews. Well, I go through every page of that book each month but this is the first time I've actually seen a Moebius book since I told you I'd look. Take a look at page 315 of the October issue for a book called Icaro published by iBooks. Only $14.95.

vulcantouch
10-08-2003, 11:47 PM
thanx for hedz-up haggie :) from what i've been able to ascertain (http://www.bdnet.com/9788888063201/alb.htm) Icaro appears to be a series he did with a manga artist. as w/his other stories (as opposed to artbooks), i'll prolly wait for an english edition before biting, cuz they've often published same right after i've gotten the foreign editions ;) (or wait, is previews offering an english edition?? :eek: )
meanwhile i'll be sending you an invite (http://www.experimentalfilmchannel.com/id7.html) shortly, so i hope you're free this sunday nite :)
vt

haggie
10-09-2003, 10:18 PM
thanx for hedz-up haggie :) from what i've been able to ascertain (http://www.bdnet.com/9788888063201/alb.htm) Icaro appears to be a series he did with a manga artist. as w/his other stories (as opposed to artbooks), i'll prolly wait for an english edition before biting, cuz they've often published same right after i've gotten the foreign editions ;) (or wait, is previews offering an english edition?? :eek: )

It IS an English edition. Says it's the first time ever in English!



meanwhile i'll be sending you an invite (http://www.experimentalfilmchannel.com/id7.html) shortly, so i hope you're free this sunday nite :)
vt

Once again... can't make it. Trying desperately to finish up a website. I'm bound to make it to one of these get-togethers one of these days... Keep inviting me. :)

vulcantouch
10-14-2003, 11:25 PM
. . .does it indicate whether moeb actually drew the art, just wrote the story, or is attached to this project in some even-less-significant, in-name-only way? thanx :)
report
bagged b'jr 11 more roll patrol sydmead hotwheels; snake-eyes otherwise :p

haggie
10-15-2003, 06:11 PM
. . .does it indicate whether moeb actually drew the art, just wrote the story, or is attached to this project in some even-less-significant, in-name-only way? thanx :)
report
bagged b'jr 11 more roll patrol sydmead hotwheels; snake-eyes otherwise :p

I don't have the Previews cat anymore but I know the art was his and the story was somebody elses. They had a full page ad for it.

vulcantouch
10-15-2003, 11:46 PM
report
speaking of Previews, at a yardsale i found dozens of Wizard magazines (issues ~100-140) for free :) turns out their contents are of minimal interest to me now that i get a look at them, so following a quik thumb-thru i'm turning them over to my film-fest collaborator, since their contents seem to be of interest to him (here's some pix of his microcinema where the VTFF takes place (http://www.duffcinema.com/fest.html), btw :) )
bagged $1 vhs of In The Company Of Men (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showpost.php?p=27802&postcount=38) which, since i recently custom-recommended to swaffy (see humpost 217- there's some for you too there gsj, didja see mistah Hot Rox? :) ) you know shall be enclosed in his upcoming flix shipment :happy:
vt

SWAFMAN
10-19-2003, 11:11 AM
VT, is your hotmail account setup to reject any mail with attachments?
If not, and the mail box is just full AGAIN / STILL !!!!!!!, then howzabout making a 2nd free account on Yahoo mail, or something?

vulcantouch
10-19-2003, 11:03 PM
"setup to reject any mail with attachments? If not, and the mail box is just full AGAIN / STILL"
-i'm guessing the latter :sur: but i did get laser article if that's to what u refer :)

"howzabout making a 2nd free account"
-actually i already have more than one "second" account, but i rarely think to check those more than once a month so they might not be much good for certain uses :o i figure my sloppy email housekeeping'd Really get outta hand if i didn't limit myself to just one primary box :rolleyes: this way i'm forced to be vigilant about getting it under the storage limit every day. i also rarely let a day go by without checking these forums, if that's any help :)
report
at annual sale (http://denver.lib.co.us/dpl/news/book_sale_2003.html) scored 4 $0.25 items: ottmar leibert/luna negra's "euphoria" remix cd single and 3 fab donation VTapes which Shall Be Enclosed in swaffy's shipment unless he sez he's already seen them: Shall We Dance (japan), Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown (almodovar, spain) and Glory Daze (affleck, milano) :happy:
vt

SWAFMAN
10-21-2003, 09:10 PM
I've not seen or even heard of any of those 3 flix....

This is sounding like quite a box o' stuff, VT. Can I send you any $ up front towards the shipping?


----------------


just tried to re-send the same mail (is about 509KB or ~ 1/2MB) and was rejected again. Has a .wav file attachment. This is the reject error with personal ID info ****redacted:

Reporting-MTA: dns;***-**.hotmail.com
Received-From-MTA: dns;mta6.adelphia.net
Arrival-Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 19:04:26 -0700

Final-Recipient: ******;***********@hotmail.com
Action: failed
Status: 5.2.3

vulcantouch
10-21-2003, 11:05 PM
. . .and pleased to remedy same by introing this almo landmark 2u :)

"not seen or even heard of any of those 3"
-ehhhhxcellent ;) on that note i just scored a vhs of Human Traffic for $1 (what's with my finding all these alla sudden?? :eek: ) and plan to enclose if also haven't seen :D

"sounding like quite a box o' stuff"
-yep, we're up to ~20 flix so far, which might Seem daunting but look at it this way: A) you'll be able to take All The Time You Want getting to em and B) the more flix, the cheaper postage per :greedy: speaking of:

"send you any $ up front towards the shipping"
-no point really, since even if we did know what it's gonna be yet it certainly won't be a burden for me to front :) not only that i may end up sending 2 pkgs: prev-mentioned source for boxed af sst warrior bug May bear fruit soon, in which case i'd send it separate (along w/loose strikeforce k-bop) cuz of hazardous density diff between those and box-o-flix :) but if you're really itchin to do me a favor you could remind me of any debts i may owe you so i can deduct from your expense. if there are any i'm afraid i might've forgotten :stupid:
.5 mb?? gg-gg-gosh-a-mighty! how you correspond sending mails that so big?? ;) it's been Years since my mailbox had anywhere Near .5mb of spare space :dead:
vt

vulcantouch
10-22-2003, 10:38 AM
. . .mssg from potential provider as follows: "I need to know which SST Bug(s) he Needs"; plz advise me swaffy, i can't recall cuz it's been so long :)

SWAFMAN
10-22-2003, 05:52 PM
. . .mssg from potential provider as follows: "I need to know which SST Bug(s) he Needs"; plz advise me swaffy, i can't recall cuz it's been so long :)

hopper/warrior/plasma
(oh, my!)

vulcantouch
10-26-2003, 10:14 PM
meanwhile you're not gonna believe this: just scored Another must-send-unless-you've-seen flik: a vhs of Girlfight (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showpost.php?p=223990&postcount=209) for $1 :kiss:
also for $1 each a coupla cds for me: the '92 remix comp Yellow Magic Orchestra Reconstructed and an xtra copy of opus 3's Mind Fruit which i'll give to either gsj or swaffy, ain't decided yet :sur:
vt

SWAFMAN
10-27-2003, 01:23 PM
meanwhile you're not gonna believe this: just scored Another must-send-unless-you've-seen flik: a vhs of Girlfight (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showpost.php?p=223990&postcount=209) for $1 :kiss:
also for $1 each a coupla cds for me: the '92 remix comp Yellow Magic Orchestra Reconstructed and an xtra copy of opus 3's Mind Fruit which i'll give to either gsj or swaffy, ain't decided yet :sur:
vt

haven't seen girlfight, but remember reading about it in connection with Michelle Rodriguez, the film's lead when she was getting press around the time blue crush & orig. fast/furious came out. she seems to be one of the crop of up 'n comers who can act her way out of a paper bag, unlike too many of the barbie & kens lately.

also, I am going to try to remember to start posting my 'humps' at your ssg humpthread. but that DOESN'T mean I'll be sliding back down the slippery slope into gendisc socio-political discussions (much to the joy of most all regulars to that area, no doubt). even if it WAS possible to effectively post opinions there without running afoul of forum policy, what would be the point? I don't bother trying to explain algebra to my cats, either, and for the exact same reasons.

[claws retracting....]

vulcantouch
10-30-2003, 02:22 PM
-ah, when patient persistence (i.e. Nagging) finally pays off the rewards are sweet indeed; welcome home (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2216&page=6), prodigal son :cool:

SWAFMAN
11-12-2003, 10:29 AM
VT, Camille Paglia is guest-hosting for the delerium tremens-sidelined Rush Limbaugh today. Find whatever local stn. runs el-Rushbo, and you can have a 3-hour fix of Paglia. Usually, he runs from Noon to 3 Eastern time.

Enjoy,
swaffy



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added at 5:51 PM EST - turns out paglia was a guest of guest-host Matt Drudge from 1 to 2 PM. most of what she discussed was straight out of the most recent salon.com q&a you already shared with me. still, it was great to hear her share her thoughts with such a large audience. I'm sure she gained plenty of new admirers today.

vulcantouch
11-13-2003, 10:35 AM
. . .cuz i bin schickazzadawg fer daze and a lil audiogab just happened to be right up my reduced-perceptual-speed alley ;) only caught cp's last 20 minutes or so but my right-wing-nut brother's got this gadget that tapes 8 hours of tawk-radio while he's away so he can listen later while at work (guess he & i both inherited a walkman gene :cool: ) and he sez he already bagged it so i'll catch entirety later, so thanx for hedz up; i guess cleanin my gun's not the only thing he comes in handy for ;)
durdge? is That who that dorky, self-satisfied turtle-voice belonged to? strange, i don't recall him being that icky when guesting on bill maher's Politically Incorrect tv show years ago. tsk tsk, i guess that along with the obnoxious bumpers, ads & nonstop, unfazed, cult-of-personality heralding of rush's next-week second-coming (am i missing something? i thought hypocrisy was the one sin the left And the right Always considered unredeemable :rolleyes: ) only reinforced my blanket opinion of talk radio as "the beast with a million mouths, all sharing half a brain" :p she kinda sputters don't she? she must sense high-plains-drifting male lesbionics like myself nippin at her oracular-instincts heels (i mean, does anyone actually think madonna even warrants passing Mention, let alone cp's ongoing fixation?) :evil: which reminds me, i got the text of cp's latest salon ppv interview in case anyone here wants just lmk & i'll fwd it :) (i know gsj & jt might like but i'll spare r2 as, since i didn't hear back from her about last one she let me send, i must assume she didn't care for it :sur: )
report
b'jr hungered for fresh toymeat friday so a-huntin we went- & scored him a few of those cool tron 2.0 figs for 1/2 price ($6.49) at suncoast. he let me have the frisbee from one; its byzantine detail makes mib/50s-style flyin saucer mms look like wallflowers :evil: also a dozen loose $1 military mms and a $4 o-o-p mega-action droideka but since r2 long ago found him one at srp he's willing to use this for tradebait in case anyone seeks :)
diggin round i found i have another spare copy of mazzy's "so tonight" cd, so since gsj got the last one swaffy gets this one. still wondering whicha you guys gets opus3 tho :sur:
vt
p.s. ordered moeb so i hope you're right haggie, i'm taking an oh-ful risk, this had betta work ;)

jeddah
11-13-2003, 11:01 AM
<snip> i got the text of cp's latest salon ppv interview in case anyone here wants just lmk & i'll fwd it <snap>

I'll have it please, and let your omission of me pass this time, I'll put it down to your ague. Get well soon me old mucker.

jeddah

SWAFMAN
11-13-2003, 01:35 PM
thanks for your enlightenment, jeddah. until your "Get well soon me old mucker" comment, VT's "schickazzadawg fer daze" flew so far over my head that the Hubble wouldn't even bring it into focus. I figured it was something I'd need to plug into babelfish for a German-to-English translation. But as soon as I read your post, it immediately resolved.


VT, I've always figured that Drudge's radio voice is an affectation that's, like his hat, some kind of homage to Walter Winchell, or something.

jeddah
11-17-2003, 05:24 AM
thanks for your enlightenment, jeddah. until your "Get well soon me old mucker" comment, VT's "schickazzadawg fer daze" flew so far over my head that the Hubble wouldn't even bring it into focus. I figured it was something I'd need to plug into babelfish for a German-to-English translation. But as soon as I read your post, it immediately resolved.

;) Glad to be of assistance.

VT, I got the CP article at work today - it was one you sent a couple of weeks ago. Did you send the wrong one or is this the most recent? Thanks anyway.

jeddah

haggie
11-17-2003, 09:16 AM
Volume 2 of the forementioned Icaro is in the latest Previews catalog. Unfortuantely, I've already tossed my copy so I can't give you any more details...


Hey, VT. Long ago I told you I'd keep an eye out for Moebius books in the monthly Previews. Well, I go through every page of that book each month but this is the first time I've actually seen a Moebius book since I told you I'd look. Take a look at page 315 of the October issue for a book called Icaro published by iBooks. Only $14.95.

vulcantouch
11-18-2003, 10:47 PM
. . .and not just for his famous, typically-cynical aphorism (i'm paraphrasing, don't happen to have in front of me his bio or memoirs that i own) "no one ever went broke or lost an election underestimating the taste or intelligence of the american public" :p btw don't mean to single out durdge's strangled-turtle sound; i actually find purty much all today's radiogabbers sound like that, a far cry from hilariously cranky local alan berg that my dad used to gorge on & whose mid-80s, anti-semitic-motivated slaying was incorporated into eric bogosian's Talk Radio (http://imdb.com/name/nm0802354/) script :dead: meanwhile i'll go tawk inquire at babelfish about a vt-to-englich option for you, jt et al ;)

inVisibiliTy potion eh jdah? "don't play the wounded klingon with Me, you don't do it very well" -k'ehlyr to duras, tng's "reunion" ;) to clear up mystery, article's the same one i'd sent to your paradigm-shift address but since you indicated non-reciept i fugred that addy was now defunct so sent it to your aspect-world :) no rush but, think you might send baal his stuff Before you hop the pond, so we might Finally clear our accounts? ;)

thanx for 2nd hedz-up haggie, now i just gotta verify it was drawed by moeby :)
vt

JediTricks
11-19-2003, 04:05 PM
I like cheese.


(ah, the classics never die)


So, a VT-translator huh? I didn't know the concept of anti-logic-programming had progressed so far in the past few years. :D

Baal
12-10-2003, 08:56 AM
What's up all?
Hope your keeping the Micro spirits alive.
Send me your addy VT, let me at least send you $100.00 for now.

Your pal The devil,
Baal
]};{>

good shot jansen
12-10-2003, 10:30 AM
my gawd! he lives!!!!!!

how ya doing ya ol' devil you?

long time no nothing, glad to see ya pop in!

Baal
12-10-2003, 04:43 PM
my gawd! he lives!!!!!!

how ya doing ya ol' devil you?

long time no nothing, glad to see ya pop in!

Sup GSJ?
Mind if I lurk around?

]};{>

vulcantouch
12-10-2003, 10:54 PM
jt, might be interested to know i recently helped babel streamline their australian-accent translator matrix: now all phrases converted to aussie become "eat a choy", and when converted back they all become "cheat an oy" :crazed: but i'm afraid the vt tranny matrix will have to wait cuz next they want me to do their cockney accent matrix; hmm, where's that dick van dyke dvd box set hiding? :D

"wouldn't leave you to fend off VT by yourselves"
-yeeew party pooper :p actually do you realize you're like buckwheat in a show the little rascals put on (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showpost.php?p=29000&postcount=46)? all you have to do is wander onstage and Our Gang here goes nuts :kiss:

"let me at least send you $100"
-while i hate to Ever restrain anyone's eagerness to lay dough on me :greedy:, until jdah (ahem aHEM) sends & determines a final total for the items you're getting i can't even be sure you owe me that much. i've got our complete transaction record somewhere, but offhand i can only recall you owing me ~$23 for a buncha $1 singles i scored you at a TRU a couple years back, no?
but if you feel like "paying interest" in the meantime, you can always tell me why you decided against all them protos ;) never really mattered to me either way- especially since, thanx to gsj, i got to see the protoklae for myself after all- but i remain curious. and don't worry about the seller seeing what you say becuz, as i've bluntly speculated here on more than one occasion, now that seller's prospects to make $$ off us dried up he seems to've lost interest in our waterin hole here :cry:

gsj, swaffy: re cd who-gets-what quandary (above), let's see what you think of this solution: though i've been holding deee-lite's "dewdrops" for swaffy (due to its use in Party Girl (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showpost.php?p=32899&postcount=66)), as i recall gsj happens to be more acquainted with deee's previous work, so for that reason i'm more curious about his reaction to this one. meanwhile, several of Opus3's "mind fruit" cuts narrowly missed the cut for swaffy's forthcoming mixtape, which was a shame cuz for some reason i'm also curious about his reaction to them. so if you guys don't mind i'd prefer to send gsj the dewdrops and swaffy the mindfruit, and as thanx to swaffy for letting me change the plan i'll enclose mazzy's 2nd cd. whaddyasay guys?
gsj: that reminds me, listened to any of them sent cd/tapes yet? Reactions? (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11211) :cool:
vt

Baal
12-10-2003, 11:03 PM
18 Aussie Jedi Braid/ Royal Starship packs.
]};{>

jeddah
12-11-2003, 03:42 AM
I know, I know!

jeddah

good shot jansen
12-11-2003, 07:48 AM
whoooops,

been lissenin' pretty much non-stop since received.

jamiroquai is definately my hands down fave of the bunch.

i completely forgot about that mm tape thread, i'll compose my thoughts, and git meself over there with my comments and such in a little bit.

might as well, nothing to squawk about here in mm land. (imagine an unhappy smilie here, ain't using the new ones cause compared to the old ones they smell stinkovitch)

SWAFMAN
12-11-2003, 01:23 PM
MMixtape MMadness MMindfruit suggestions from VeeTee are okiedokie with me.....


btw, I enjoy glitch's posts & phone calls, rare or not, so howzabout let's not alienate pretty much our only inside source on AF goings on, mmkay?

(even past goings on are better to hear about than NO goings on)

:ermm:

vulcantouch
12-17-2003, 09:40 PM
gsj: "compared to the old ones they smell"
-yeah they Are purty twerpy ain't they? if anything finally weans me off em it might be this :p and jamiro Kills, eh? got that stevie-wonder-meets-acid-jazz vibe we Gotsta have us :cool: not sure i even recall what else i sent, but will enclose dc buckroj when sending deee :)

swaffy: "let's not alienate"
-alienate? meee? shoot, that's what i put the weepy-face there for, to prevent misunderstandings: "some son You are, you nevah Cawl me any mohr" :crazed:

baal: "18 Aussie Jedi Braid/ Royal Starship packs"
-oh Yeah, guess i did fogret ;) you sure it was 18? i thought it was like 11 or 21. anyhoo no hurry on this end til jdah gets movin- to my knowledge the dollar's no more in the toilet now than it was back then :greedy:

sighted: r2b1 on a bent-up card, $7; anyone interested, say so & i'll take into custody-
vt

sicqnus
12-29-2003, 01:49 AM
VT, Moebius recently bought a house in Santa Monica CA.
He founded a sort of collector club where you can purchase magazines, lithos, tee-shirts, port-folios, serigraphs, exclusive books, postcards, etc...
For more informations write to :

Mr Jean Giraud
StarWatcher Graphics Inc.
225 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Suite 410 Santa Monica
CA 90401

sicqnus----------------------

SWAFMAN
12-29-2003, 10:45 AM
It figures. For 17 years, I could have been there in a few minutes. Now, once I'm ~2500 miles away, he opens a shop there. :crazed:

vulcantouch
12-30-2003, 11:50 AM
checked suncoast where almost a month ago i scored micronauts galactic defender for 1/2 price ($4.49) cuz receipt was about to xpire and, if they'd undergone an additional, post-holiday discounting, i'd buy again and return the higher-priced one to lock in new savings :greedy: alas, they'd sold out, so good thing i bit when i did :cool: also scored pal a 1/2 rpice hallmark 3po ornament ($7.50) and at a thrift store found an unopened teemto w/grabbing-action spider droid for $1.10 :D b'jr & i both already have one and he would be happy to have another, but first i'll try trading this one (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showpost.php?p=289971&postcount=16) in case anyone's interested :classic: but since i knew teemto fig'd be hard to trade (and b'jr & i Certainly wouldn't want it :p ), before leaving store i opened pkg & gave him to some kid who'd eyed it as i was grabbed it. not really an x-mas spirit gesture on my part (even if it was dec. 24th), i just hate for anything to go to waste :Pirate:
swaffy: my af sst bug source sez he can only find opened ones- which is curious since he showed me sealed ones just 1-2 years ago :rolleyes: anyhoo lmk whether you'd be interested in any of those (w/max acceptable price) so i know what to do :)
cuz of my long-time camaraderie w/manager jim, i helped 74th & federal comic store move to their new 88th & sheridan digs even tho the owner's a scalper. as a result jim gave me a $5 discount on the just-arrived $15 moeb Icaro book i'd had him order me (thanx to haggie's hedz-up); alas, as i feared moeb just Wrote it while some dime-a-dozen manga hack drew it :evil: MAN am i gettin tired of moeb's Charity Work, lending his starpower name to collaborators who ain't one-Tenth the drawer he is, while tons of His drawing remains untranslated or domestically issued! just Wait till i get around to trashin this thing on amazon.com :dev: oh well, at least i was smart enough to hedge my bets and not order vol. 2 :silly:

sicq: thanx for hedz-up; from the mid-'80s til ~2 years ago moeb's eng-lang translators (r&j-m lofficier) used to maintain a same-named mailorder office/gallery in encino ca, as well as the website starwatcher.org . i maintained a cordial relationship w/them over the years but they typically weren't a reliable source for the kind of things i was after (Made-In-L.A.-type french picture books that weren't re-issued in english), referring me instead to paris bookstores such as the long-defunct Albums :smoker:
vt

SWAFMAN
12-30-2003, 08:50 PM
sst openers needed /w pref'd max. $...

hopper bug $7
warrior bug $9
tanker bug $6
plasma bug $8
r/c hopper $15
r/c drop ship $10
r/c tac fighter $20
bp 1, 3, 4 & 5 $7 ea.

if seller makes counter-offer, please let me know, but probably I'd pass on higher $, since I've passed on these on e-baynklegrab when they've sold higher.

Thanks tons for askin' & rememberin' about 'em.

With the recent references to SST on my mind, while I was searching through the old posts yesterday looking for ones to link for bdbinks, I came across this old post where I attached a cool jpg of a squadron of TAC fighters (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showpost.php?p=83468&postcount=106), so I thought I'd give another pointer to it for the newer foruMMers. It makes a very cool wallpaper.

shinakuma43
01-02-2004, 09:28 AM
Swaffy: Is the R/C Tac Fighter you mentioned Action Fleet? I've never heard of it, but I'm always learning that I don't know nearly as much as I think I know.

Later,
S43

SWAFMAN
01-02-2004, 12:42 PM
Swaffy: Is the R/C Tac Fighter you mentioned Action Fleet? I've never heard of it, but I'm always learning that I don't know nearly as much as I think I know.

Later,
S43

S43, I'm afraid I used the wrong terminology. The TAC Fighter is "electronic" but not "remote control". It was a companion piece to Galoob's large, electronic Warrior Bug, I've not seen it in person (the TAC), but the pictures make it look like it's the same scale as the remote control drop ship. I do have the electronic Warrior Bug. The packaging is perhaps twice as large, but identical as far as graphics and shape to the Action Fleet boxes, minus the plastic over the "window" portion of the box, but the words "Action Fleet" do not appear anywhere. Sorry for any confusion.

sicqnus
01-02-2004, 02:16 PM
S43, I'm afraid I used the wrong terminology. The TAC Fighter is "electronic" but not "remote control". It was a companion piece to Galoob's large, electronic Warrior Bug, I've not seen it in person (the TAC), but the pictures make it look like it's the same scale as the remote control drop ship. I do have the electronic Warrior Bug. The packaging is perhaps twice as large, but identical as far as graphics and shape to the Action Fleet boxes, minus the plastic over the "window" portion of the box, but the words "Action Fleet" do not appear anywhere. Sorry for any confusion.

This is the 15" TAC fighter made for the 3" (ugly) action figures. As you can read on the Toymania article, Galoob had in 97 some financial problems just when these toys came out and they had to focus on SW and later stop the ST franchise.

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=www.trooperpx.com/Collect/imgcolec/Toy/TYelvar1.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.trooperpx.com/Collectibles/Toys.html&h=216&w=323&prev=/images%3Fq%3DTAC%2Bfighter%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den% 26lr%3D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26sa%3DG

http://www.toymania.com/news/news11_97.shtml

shinakuma43
01-02-2004, 09:57 PM
Ok great, I'm glad I didn;t miss out on something, hmm then again I guess needing an RC Tac fighter would be better than it not existing at all : (

I've seen the big tac Fighter and the Action Fleet version looks much better IMO, so you might not want to bother getting that one at all. I don;t have the RC Drop Ship loose, so I can;t give any info on the scale comparison I'm sorry to say.

Later,
S43

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
01-04-2004, 10:17 PM
sighted: r2b1 on a bent-up card, $7; anyone interested, say so & i'll take into custody-
vt

VT, I don't know the methods of your madness (perhaps your old Boba Fett icon told us), but you have consistently found treasures at very reasonable prices.

I waited a couple of days for the forum regulars to grab this gem, but if no one else has claimed it, and you can still obtain it, I can take it off your hands.

BTW, I will be coming to your neck of the woods sometime in the Summer. My brother, a resident of Denver for four years now, has been begging us to visit him and he cannot stop raving about the natural beauty of his SW Denver locale. Perhaps you can tell me a few places you know about where I could score some Star Wars stuff? I'll keep you updated on the trip as it is still in its tentative phase.

vulcantouch
01-06-2004, 11:23 PM
"don't know the methods of your madness"
-"leave that to me" :dev: i assume from bent card b1 would be an opener so i won't load it down w/excessive protection; but there may still be room in your pkg for 1 or more mm singlepax i happen to have if you seek any. i've got k-bop, slave1, tie-b and falcon. also check my trade threds, otherwise it'll be $7+tax+shippin like usual :)

"tell me a few places you know about where I could score some"
-shoot, even better maybe we can hit a few of them places ourselves, perhaps on a day that includes aft tea at fed spacedock (during which other local foruMMers might join us? :D) and a custom tour of a few local hidden pleasures- much as the galooBB's rich kreuger & i did when he came from michigan for the sw celebration in '99 :)

"the natural beauty of his SW Denver locale"
-HAH, that's a good one ;) i gather L-Bruddah-C lives in the burbs which imo are, with few exceptions (such as old-town arvada) a flavorless, history-less, soulless (does columbine ring a bell for yall? :dead: ), white-flight-fueled urban sprawl hardly deserving of a word like "beauty" :p thankfully, much of Denver Proper- within whose city limits i typically prefer to remain (except during post-cabin-fever, spring-hunt-season forays)- is another matter, with a lively density, big ol trees, set-back sidewalks and an architectural vernacular more varied than just concrete bunkers, asphalt acres & pressed-board house-boxes that get Worse with age :)

finally, a few discreet "coded" prelaunch messages for those to whom i may shortly mail:
jt: is it yet sunset?
gsj: are you, a la blondie, hangin on the powerline?
swaffy: is it "curtains" for you?
lbc: uh, can you email me your address again? :stupid: meanwhile nice to see your Hump debut (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2216&page=7&pp=40) :cool:
vt

JediTricks
01-07-2004, 01:41 AM
Dang it! I don't have my VT decoder ring yet. ;) (seriously though, my official response is "huh?")

good shot jansen
01-07-2004, 04:17 PM
unlike jt, my decoder ring arrived 5 years ago.

It's good to hear your voice, you know it's been so long
If I don't get your call then everything goes wrong
I want to tell you something you've known all the time
Don't leave me hanging on the powerline ;)

oh, and yes, i'm still hangin' on the powerline, so torpedo away! :D

SWAFMAN
01-07-2004, 09:19 PM
it's curTINs for me, yes VT.

o-boy o-boy o-boy o-boy o-boy o-boy o-boy!

coolness.

plz lemme know my balance, so i can send funds immediately.

thanks much!

vulcantouch
01-07-2004, 11:20 PM
also got me cw droideka launcher for $5 at targ in case no one ever trades (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showpost.php?p=302011&postcount=17) me just the rolly-eka within. i'll wait on opening for now (also in case targprice drops further :greedy: )
meanwhile a package arrived from my tokyo pal today w/8 furata trek ships- including extras of k-bop, stargazer & reliant in case any of you got vorcha, ds9 &/or warbird from same line you'd like to trade :) was kinda hoping he'd wait till the jemhadar wave was released so he could send all together (anyone hear when tha'ts comin?). anyhoo i'll hafta opine on these Later, no time now :rolleyes:
he also enclosed two small, japan-only, tomy-vending-machine af fig 2-pax: 1 jarjar/quigon & 1 w/tc14/obiwan. kinda beat-up packages (he musta been savin em for me since '99!) but of possible interest to you af-heads who otherwise wouldn't have this packaging, so if any of you four imminent recievers want em enclosed graits say so & you'll have priority since i can just slip em in your packages. if not, anyone else may have :)
inexplicably he also included 2 figures (w/bases) of jet jaguar (?) and a scissor-headed/pincer-handed megamonster (whom i'm assuming is jj's antagonist), in case anyone here's interested, cuz i sure ain't :alien: :ermm:

jt: "huh?"
-oKAAAAY, here's a hint: see "coded" mssg directed at lbc :rolleyes: if that don't help then maybe gsj's & swaffy's examples can be instructive ;)
vt
np: vic damone, "on the street where you live"

JediTricks
01-08-2004, 03:10 AM
You asking for my address? I don't come here to think, you know! ;) I checked my records, it's been 11 months and 15 days since the last time I emailed you my addy. :crazed:

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
01-08-2004, 12:20 PM
Thanks VT, for snagging that R2-B1. I scanned over your list of wants and I do have a carded R-3PO, if you should happen to desire it. We can do a straight up trade for that, or if you want me to tack the price of the R-3PO off the balance of R2-B1, we could do that since he was considerably less than $7.50.

My brother lives in the SW part of Denver. I beleive our phone records show that it is Evanston (?) CO, while he claims it is still Denver because his mailing address is Denver. I have never been there but he raves about the land. He is near the foothills of the Rockies and he is a ski nut. And he loves venturing in the city, even he is a raised suburbanite.

Hanging out while I am Denver sounds like a cool idea. The hard part is finding a suitable date for our family to visit, since we have business owners in the family, and finding the time to leave is not as easy as they would like. It might just be my younger brother and I who go to Denver to visit. Some time in the Summer is our plan.

My E-mail address is as follows: HomerJ208@cs.com

Thanks again.

vulcantouch
01-09-2004, 12:32 PM
no worries re date lbc, summer's a ways off anyhoo; meanwhile i need your Physical address- unless jeff goldblum perfected that Fly teleportechnology w/out telling me ;)
vt
ps. to ltb: Finally completed notes for all the protos and am ready to forward them to you, so above offer i made to jt, gsj, swaffy & lbc to enclose af fig 2pax or singlepax now applies to you too in case interested :)

Warstar
01-10-2004, 05:04 PM
Sorry I couldn't make the fest, VT, while I was in CO. Darnit...

Anyway, on the legendary Bounty Hunter front, the Target here has all of the Animated Clone figures...anyone actually collecting these?

Our Target also has the LOTR figs in their new plain bubble packaging- which looks like ***, IMHO.

I also saw the General Riekaan set, too- it's kinda' nifty.

In lots of ways, I am gla dI got out of collecting when I did because damn- with the Star Tours figs, the chrome exclusives, all the different package variants (Clone Wars, Saga, Gold Bar, etc.) it'd be murder on the pocketbook to be collecting right now...

I do miss it though, and though I sold all my SW Legos, I am still going to collect the Mini ones :D They rock!

Anyway, VT, how are you? :)

vulcantouch
01-11-2004, 02:08 PM
. . .which leaves yet another typically-last-minute detail: yesterday at targ i scored 9 figs at 1/2 price ($2.38 + tax each!) in case anyone needs: assaj, snowtrooper (but i'm keeping its rehashed backpack so maybe b'jr or microcinema impersario would prefer this one), carkoon boba and Six super-poseable clonetroops! if any recipients want any enclosed (i'm guessing potentially anyone besides swaffy or gsj) say so Now; any left unclaimed may be taken by the rest of you- might wanna similarly lay claim now. any that's left after that, i'm using as trade bait :greedy: on that note:
lbc: thanx for offer but after shipping & all's factored in, it's lookin like i can get r3po much more cheaply locally. but plz lmk if you come also across r1-g4, just in case ;)
ws: they also had them animated cw figs for 1/2 price but they're So dopey i passed :p btw local microcinema might be ideal for screening any flix in which you &/or fellow students have sufficient confidence :nerv:
vt

JediTricks
01-11-2004, 07:02 PM
OOH OOH!!! I so totally want at least 1 of those SA Clonetroopers, a 2nd one if possible as well. Also, I'd like that Asajj too.

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
01-12-2004, 12:25 PM
Nice find VT. I like Target Clearances because they don't let figures languish on the shelves. They'll clearance the heck out of them to make some room for the next batch.

I will paypal the cost of the r2-b1 plus shipping. Keep on an eye glued to your e-mail for info.

good shot jansen
01-13-2004, 09:41 AM
could you perhaps ask if he has any information on these (http://www.hlj.com/scripts/hljpage.cgi?YLSAG-000).

does anyone have any idea what these are, or where they come from?

that's a hefty asking price for the whole set as well :eek:

sicqnus
01-13-2004, 01:12 PM
could you perhaps ask if he has any information on these (http://www.hlj.com/scripts/hljpage.cgi?YLSAG-000).

does anyone have any idea what these are, or where they come from?

that's a hefty asking price for the whole set as well :eek:


Heldensagen vom Kosmosinesef is a Japanese anime manga saga. The title has been translated in English as "Legend of Galactic Heroes". LGH is a long running book, anime, and OVA series in Japan, telling the story of a future interstellar conflict.
The series features stirring space battles where thousands of warships maneuver against each other in huge formations to the sounds of classical music.

In the same way you can appreciate the two other popular series : Maschinen Krieger (also called "SF3D") with armies of warriors in armors and futuristic war machines and the recent Supersylph Yukikaze with futuristic jet airplanes.

SWAFMAN
01-14-2004, 12:39 AM
Attn: VehementTightwad

I really, really tried to keep this off topic message off the forum, but seŮor Touch's hotmail is max'd out so bad that my measly 2k email was rejected for oversize, so....
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VT, I'm in need of your bounty hunting expertise. For Christmas '02, I received a portable CD player with an adapter that went into my vehicle's cassette deck, so I could play the CDs through my car stereo system without installing a real car CD player. It wasn't the best sound, but it was better than no CDs at all. This summer, the cassette adapter started failing, causing my tape deck to toggle fwd/reverse like it does when a tape get to the end, so it can play the other side without having to manually flip over the cassette, except it would do this non-stop, and never play the CD. I priced new replacement adapters, and they're $20+, which is too close to the price of a whole new (albeit cheap-*** low quality) portable CD player with cassette adapter.

If you happen upon one of these adapters during your bounty hunting adventures, and it's $5 or less, would you be willing to snag it for me?

Take care,
Der Swafmeister

britcit3
01-14-2004, 01:21 AM
Whoa..........

They look cooooooooool !!!!

What size are they ? The same as the Furutas/Konami's?

But the price !!!!!!!

Cheerio

BC3

JediTricks
01-14-2004, 01:22 AM
Swaffo, you may want to consider checking for dirt & grime in the faux-spools and at the faux-tape end of things, it could be as simple as gummy spools not turning anymore, thus the deck thinks the leader has run out and thinks it's time to flip.

LTBasker
01-14-2004, 02:21 PM
Hey VT, when you sending the stuff out? I may be interested in a couple of those SA Clone Troopers if there are any left, I'll let ya know later tonight.

Edit: If it's ok to get a couple Troopers, it's cool over here.

vulcantouch
01-14-2004, 11:25 PM
ltb: "when you sending the stuff out?"
-D'OH, i sent em out like 15 minutes b4 seeing your above message; you Eeeediot, why dincha say you wanted some Sooner, like when i posted notice 3 days ago :ko: oh well, i can still reserve you 2 sacts ($5.04 incl tax), but since they'd be shipping separate from the protour you cover their postage, okeleydokelyhomely? :)

lbc: "They'll clearance the heck out of them to make some room for the next batch"
-dang, i was kinda hoping "next batch" (which i'm assuming will include r1g4) would be part of this clearance. anyhoo your postage was $1.04 so total's $8.54, but i assume you're keeping in mind that paypal deducts a service charge for their transfers, no? might be cheaper for you to just mail me a check or cash, but up to you either way, just so long as i get AWL MAH MO-NEH $:greedy:$ that goes for swaffy & jt too so i hope you2're eavesdroppin :Pirate:

swaffy: a 2k email bounced? strange, i've maintained at least 20k spare space of late. anyhoo i'll keep eye an out, but i'd say jt's closer to the diagnostic mark; even tho i've never used a cd adapter, i've personal experience with such a malfunction so i hope the problem's not with your tapedeck; they break down more often cuz their moving parts are vulnerable to a vehicle's constant dust & motion. on that note cuidado if you use a cd car adapter a lot, cuz since it allows the tapedeck's reels to spin without resistance, they seem to get "lazy" so that when they have an actual tape to play they don't take it up with sufficient torque. which means the takeup reel packs too loosely inside the cassette shell, it jams halfway thru and deck eats your tape :Ogre:
cuz he used to use an adapter a lot, i've lost more than 1 mixtape to b'jr's cardeck like this; and btw it's more likely to occur with longer tapes such the 110-minute mix i'm sending!
your loose sf k-bop was $4 and postage was $5.74 but see note to lbc, might be better to just enclose cash when you return VTapes several months from now; also i may be forgetting stuff you might be sending in return, the cost of which might be deducted from your cost! btw plz edit your above post to remove display of my email address; we don't want spam harvester programs to latch onto it eh? :speech:

gsj: just placed an inquiry w/tokjo, will lyk :)

jt: see note to lbc; roger assaj & 2 sacts, total for all 3 is $7.56 which, added to previous $44, brings your balance to $51.56; then postage was $5.14 so total's $56.70, whaddaBAAAH-gin :chinese: no hurry tho, as jdah knows all Too well :rolleyes:
on that note jdah, i've got a great idear for Just how you can "pay interest" on your Very delinquenT debt: introduce me to whoever that is klingin-on 2u in your profile :kiss:
vt

JediTricks
01-15-2004, 09:20 PM
I'll figure out a way to pay you by check(s) instead of Paypal, oh Touching Vulcan. ;) Please email me about what I owe you and about checks over paypal so I can have it in my email to remind me on a regular basis lest I forget and you end up not getting what I owe ya.

Your email has been having a lot of bounces lately, I have received like 8 notices in the past week of stuff I keep having to resend. My guess is that your hotmail is filling with spam or something, or you're not clearing your spam box or trash box. In any case, ever considered getting a yahoo or a 2nd hotmail account for storage so this doesn't keep happening? Or should we pitch in and buy you more MSN/Hotmail storage? ;) (J/k, that is the biggest ripoff IMO)


Anyway, thanks again bounty hunter legend VT (sounds like a title of an imported Anime show on CN ;).

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
01-16-2004, 11:50 AM
VT - The check for $8.54 is in the mail, once I get your physical address.

I will keep an eye :eek: out for an R1-G4. Him and the McQuarrie Stormtrooper have been missing in action around these parts, and from what I gather, many others as well. Will let you know if I come across one.

LTBasker
01-19-2004, 03:37 PM
ltb: "when you sending the stuff out?"
-D'OH, i sent em out like 15 minutes b4 seeing your above message; you Eeeediot, why dincha say you wanted some Sooner, like when i posted notice 3 days ago :ko: oh well, i can still reserve you 2 sacts ($5.04 incl tax), but since they'd be shipping separate from the protour you cover their postage, okeleydokelyhomely? :)

Sorry, I'm just slow I guess. :p Yeah it should still be cool. :cool: Shipping will probably be about what, $2.95 or something?

vulcantouch
01-20-2004, 12:09 PM
jt: "considered getting a yahoo or a 2nd hotmail account"
-actually i have a 2nd And a 3rd, but i so seldom remember to check them they're impractical for correspondence :rolleyes: if i ever get unlazy about housekeepin maybe i'll shunt some primary-box archives into em, but when i've done that in the past (yeah, i actually have, can you believe it?) i've forgotten to check in once a month and subsequently lost those contents :silly: hold off on paying for now, meanwhile re its format: crumpled-up phi-dollah bills cushioning a jl & japanese hw-size time-deloreans you find me would be Perfect :greedy:
ltb: holding two sacts for you, lmk if any particular package condition or pose is desired (all poses are not this one (http://systems.figures.com/database/index.html?page=detail&sdomid=5&sitemid=32384)); don't know final shipcost yet but as always i'll endeavor to save you $$ :) see below for add'l stuff :)
lbc: if you can equip me with an r1-g4 at a total final cost for me under $3 that'd be Swell, otherwise i ain't in no hurry :) on that note hold off on paying for now, to wit:
report
found a few more targ-discounted figs, say so if you want: df flight r2, trd vader, durge, another assaj, 3 more sacts (i've opened one to decide if i wanna keep one for myself, & b'jr may want one too; together with the six prev. found that leaves 3 still unclaimed) and two sketchtroopers (one reserved for lbc since he indicated interest above, and one for b'jr till he gets a chance to see cuz i got a feeling he might want; if he doesn't, it too will be available). them what's unclaimed'll be used for trade-bait or taken back for a refund, sez cletis the slack-jawed yokel :cheeky:
and as i anticipated in jan 7 post above, targ Did cut cw droideka launcher price again, to $2.50 :) was able to bag pick 3- one for me since i sought a roll-up in trade (anyone wanna trade for its leftovers?), one for b'jr since at that price i know he'd want, and a third either for trade, for b'jr or one of you :)
finally, does every af collector here got their at-tes? i can get as many as five for $10 each :)
vt
p.s. add ent-a to list of sought furata-trekship trades (jan 7 post above) :)

LTBasker
01-20-2004, 03:33 PM
ltb: holding two sacts for you, lmk if any particular package condition or pose is desired (all poses are not this one); don't know final shipcost yet but as always i'll endeavor to save you $$ :) see below for add'l stuff :)

Nah condition and poses aren't important, I've already got one of each pose carded and then one loose. It's just he's so alone, it ain't easy being the only articulated Clone on the block. He needs some cronies. :D

Lemme know if anyone takes claim to any of those other three before ya get my two Clones ready, perhaps I'll be able to take another Clone or two off your hands. :cool: Oh yea, since condition isn't important, maybe for boxing'em up bending the upper part of the card could save on shipping? Oh yea, lemme know if you ever find some extra Clone rifles in your hunts, I'm trying to find some to arm my extra SA Clones with, but I only have one extra from the Target Arena accessory pack. Don't really like that little blaster pistol much, ya know it?

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
01-20-2004, 04:02 PM
lbc: if you can equip me with an r1-g4 at a total final cost for me under $3 that'd be Swell, otherwise i ain't in no hurry :) on that note hold off on paying for now, to wit
:reportfound a few more targ-discounted figs, say so if you want: df flight r2, trd vader, durge, another assaj, 3 more sacts (i've opened one to decide if i wanna keep one for myself, & b'jr may want one too; together with the six prev. found that leaves 3 still unclaimed) and two sketchtroopers (one reserved for lbc since he indicated interest above, and one for b'jr till he gets a chance to see cuz i got a feeling he might want; if he doesn't, it too will be available). them what's unclaimed'll be used for trade-bait or taken back for a refund, sez cletis the slack-jawed yokel :cheeky:
:)

VT, the r2-b1 showed up at my door (with a refreshing drink in tray no less) lol

I will keep an eye out for the sub $3 r1-g4.

Oh yeah, that Durge sounds mighty nice and if you have any left over troopers, I probably will take one off your hands. I owe you, as of now, $8.34. I will be on the prowl for the other things on your list of wants. If you still need that R-3PO, let me know. That was my latest find of note and I am keeping him nice and fresh. :classic:

JediTricks
01-20-2004, 08:19 PM
VT, please email me on that stuff. And I haven't given up on those Japanese Hot Wheels BTTF DeLoreans, though I don't remember signing on to the Johnny Lightning ones (which you can find in your local TRUs still, this time in a box w/ a MM-style minifig of Doc Brown and a plain die cast version of his van). In fact, if you email me tonight, there's even a small chance tomorrow that I'm going someplace that'll have 'em so email will increase chance of me not forgetting.

LTBasker
01-20-2004, 11:11 PM
Post-it's stuck to your forehead are also good for that, JT. :cool:

good shot jansen
01-21-2004, 04:18 PM
hey vt!

since no one else has spoken up, i'll galdly take at least 2 at-te's offa your hands at $10.00 apiece. that's close enough to msrp, and all of a sudden as of late, mason has started playing with his action fleet again. he mentioned something to the effect that he wished he had a few more gunships and at-te's for his battles.

SWAFMAN
01-22-2004, 01:19 AM
Holy Christmas!
Thanks much, VT.
KBOP arrived safely, if not a bit dust-encrusted, but will clean up nicely.
I really like the figures.

One thing about the ~year-in-the-making nature of such a shipment is that I lost track of our discussions on some of the contents. Like the STTNG Companion book. Looking fwd. to perusing it w/ my son.

I'll be sure to return the Paglia. Nice "Touch", the 2nd Ave. Deli Ted Demme magpic!

2 CDs look interesting. Will prolly take on my twice-weekly road trips for some good alone-time listening (via headphones unless/until I get CD/cassette adapter replaced/working - thanks JT/VT for tips on maybe repairing my adapter. will try your suggestions).

The ol' ball & chain was most entertained by your savvy selection of postage stamps. Me, too, for that matter. Every little nuance is noticed an appreciated at this end.

Thx for the ST cards & keychain, too. Very cool.

Finally, the mmixtape was also found, and in good condition. Will be listening at times when I can devote the level of undivided attention it deserves. Feedback will be done same as last time - without reading what's on the tape, then I'll compare notes.

Did you ever give me a total on this stuff? If so, sorry to ask again. Been working hellacious hours lately, and I'm mega-frazzled.

Thanks again!

vulcantouch
01-22-2004, 11:14 AM
already scored you one, $10.47 w/tax; will lyk if/when i get a second :) meanwhile did i enclose, along with the mixtape waybackwhen, a copy of a MAW article i wrote? same page also has my review of Dewdrops cd in case curious :)

ltb: "since condition isn't important"
-if you wish, to save weight i can remove cards altogether- but not the bubble/trays since they provide light yet form-fitting protection :) so sa's Clonesome, eh? ;) not mine, i hate collection redundancy & already have a red, a pilot, and an arc so i debated even getting this one. to solve that i might transfer pilot's head onto sa body, or maybe consolidate my clones' fave features another way depending on what kinda clones come out in the future (no one really thinks they're done do they?)

"Don't really like that little blaster pistol much, ya know"
-i liked it the first time i got it, when it came w/my clone pilot (even tho i gave it to my tie pilot (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13648)); this time round it's lost some detail so hell with it. will make clonerifle note, don't got a bead on any offhand; was originally gonna trade away mine (that came w/red) but as link indicates i soon found it goes perfect w/my potj ig88 :)

lbc: "with a refreshing drink in tray"
-you mean b1's power harness' resemblance to bar2, or the pkg bubble?

"need that R-3PO, let me know"
-if you got it for lowest-latest $1.18 and also find a sub-$3 r1, that might be a package deal i can't refuse; keep me abreast :) meanwhile reserving durge for you but plz clarify troop(s) want: sa, mcq or both?

swaffy: "Every little nuance is noticed an appreciated at this end"
-shouldn't that be kept between you & her? ;)
re total, see post 656 above; my rates still beat the crap outta netflix wouldn'tya say? ;) cp articles & all flix except Blood Guts are loaners; Blood Guts, 2ndavedeli pic (from dec 01 ish of Interview) & everything else, you keep :) open opus3 cd carefully cuz a 2nd cd was smuggled inside it :) warhol quote meant to address your prev. inquiries about "the real vt" ;)
sigh, still waiting 2 hear if jdah'll agree 2 my idea :kiss:
vt

good shot jansen
01-22-2004, 01:26 PM
i don't recall ever receiving your maw paper, i would have remembered if ya did, cause, you were the one who turned me on to masters at work some time ago :)

the dewdrop cd is a lot of fun. i place it 2nd behind world clique (since there was only three deee-lite official releases, that puts the 2nd one, the hell was the name of that one again :confused: third).

i see that keeny dope from maw was involved with quite a few of the tunes on dewdrop. it does indeed have a maw feel to the album.hmmmmmmmmm, mebee i like dewdrops even better than world clique. i'll have to give em a side by side lissen, and let ya know.

thanx for grabbing the at-te for me, one is great, but if you can get two, that would be Virtuosity fanTastique!

JediTricks
01-23-2004, 01:15 AM
Post-it's stuck to your forehead are also good for that, JT. :cool:Till that rash breaks out... again. ;)


GSJ, I saw a few AT-TEs at KB the other day, poor pathetic KB who didn't pay their bills and has no air conditioning anymore and nearly 1/3rd of the store empty due to no shipments. I believe they were $12 or $10, you know how KB is.


My VT Box also arrived, Vor' Cha dusty but cooler than I thought. Flipped through the Trek cards, the extra goodies, and a few Trek mags, but mostly concentrated on the big stuff... oh, I did drool over the '85 Transformers catalog though, that was awesome. The stamps and VT logo from the stamp cast-of***e was as entertaining as ever. I was surprised to see so many Playmates paperworks for these sets, although extremely surprised when DS9's ops and the deflectors came flying out of the DS9 paperwork - luckily I had just cleaned so it didn't take long to locate 'em. One of my clonetroopers' wrists was locked up and is twisting off which is a busted bummer, but the other is dandy (in spite of his now-loose hip thanks to Hasbro borfing the hip articulation). The Klingon Disruptor is pretty neat, it's going to my collection of toy Trek weaponry for sure. The communicator watch/recorder/calculator is very neat, I haven't stopped playing with it -- however, it has 2 rechargeable batteries inside, do these need to ship these back? DS9 needed to have its batteries purged and its battery contacts scrubbed clean, but once that was done, it was magic time. Great item, screaming loud now that it has new batteries, Playmates really stepped up to the plate here. I took apart the stand and tapped the pin that holds the top on down so it was tight instead of floppy, now I just have to find a place of honor to put this bad boy (if only I had the gumption to hang it from the ceiling). The Micro Ent-D is very nice, I wasn't expecting it to be so detailed. I'm considering giving DS9 a dry paint wash to bring out its nice sculpting, but I have no experience in such things.

Oh, and thanks for the tricorder keychain, but I actually already have one, so should it find its way back to Colorado?

VT, the heads on the SA Clone and Pilot are 100% non-exchangable, so incredibly NOT similar that one might not even guess they were from the same company.

Targets aren't putting R-3PO on clearance, it's an '04 figure like R1 and Luke Hoth. I did find an Imp Dignitary 2 on clearance who ships with R-3PO, but none of its case-mates were clearance level pricing. Weird.

vulcantouch
01-23-2004, 03:01 PM
"keeny dope from maw was involved with quite a few of the tunes"
-oh? i'd thought he & louie only worked on "bittersweet lovin"; but then, i ain't scrutinized those particular creds since i wrote that review like 9 years ago (i'll enclose a copy when sending at-te(s)). btw way to notice, esp. without my review to point the way; similarly don't think i didn't notice your intentional inclusion of maw's shirley bassey "light my fire" revamp on the 2nd mmixtape you made, even if you didn't specify same in your track listing (i happened to recognize it from a k-dope instrumental hiphop 12" that uses most of the same aural ingredients) :cool: meanwhile i turst buckroj is in same condition as you remember? when i take mms cafe-slummin i always mini-bag the metal ones to protect both them & their box-companion mms from their weightier abrading :)

swaffy: "lost track of our discussions on some of the contents"
-that reminds me, now might be a good time to put fsm issue in vtape box for inclusion when you return- that is, if you're done readin it :greedy: it'd make a good companion piece for wot i just bagged below :)

swaffy: "a bit dust-encrusted"
jt: "Vor' Cha dusty"
-yeah, i figure at my prices i needn't bother makin em any cleaner than i got em, and you guys can just endure a sneeze or 2 while lovingly daubin every cranny :silly: (glad to hear they arrived so safe & sound even the Dust was in place ;) )

jt: "saw a few AT-TEs at KB the other day, poor pathetic KB"
-bingo, that's where i sighted too :)

"wrists was locked up and is twisting off/now-loose hip"
-lmk if you'll want a replacement- or, maybe boil&pop would allow you to consolidate the bad features onto one so at least you'll have a single perfect one? or, maybe some army-builder here who wouldn't care about such a defect will graciously trade you for a fully-functional? :)

"Disruptor is pretty neat"
-in that case may also be interested in unpainted/unassambled resin model of same i got in the same haul (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showpost.php?p=264461&postcount=525); lmk, klingon pal sed it cost him $70 but i'll let you have it real cheep, say $10? :)

"2 rechargeable batteries inside, do these need to ship these back?"
-izZat where they went? ;) thanx for offer to send back, just might take you up on it; like clockwork i lose a pair every year or so :ermm: i wonder if those are this year's- what do they look like?

"already have one, so should it find its way back"
-that's what i get for not axin first ;) maybe, if you don't ship or trade nuthin to a fellow collector who might want anytime soon; as always no hurry w/send-backs, waiting to consolidate w/as many other items as possible's fine :)

"heads on the SA Clone and Pilot are 100% non-exchangable"
-in current config, yes; but if i hollowed out pilot's head to match sa neck ball-joint. . . :cool:

"Targets aren't putting R-3PO on clearance, it's an '04 figure like R1"
-yeah, same on this end; bagged a $5 r1 just i case i won't be able to finagle a better deal for either. however i did return sale-price carkoon boba (since no one here wanted it- post 647 above) using the receipt for an r3 i paid $5 for and that worked fine, in effect scoring me a sale-price r3po :dev: i might try the same deviousness for r1 w/crappy flightr2 :evil: and didn't i just get done saying i hate collection redundancy? found the new bar2 at the same time and was annoyed to find it was so well done i Had to bag it as well :rolleyes: still thinkin it over but if i decide to keep, anyone wanna trade me for its drinktray? i wouldn't be wantin that, but i would keep the sodagun comin outta his dome :p in related news:
report
cds bagged: barry's newly-xpanded OHMSS bondscore for $7, iara negrete's Brazil Classics for $2 and 808 state's Utd. State 90 (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000000HI0/qid=1074889398//ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i15_xgl15/102-5622826-5742562?v=glance&s=music&n=507846) for $3 so May give away my cass of same in case any future recipient wants enclosed :)
vt

JediTricks
01-23-2004, 09:54 PM
Do you remember how much the AT-TEs actually were at KB?

Replacement would be much appreciated if possible, I have had no luck with boil & pop, and anyway on this figure the wrist would probably simply soften and break totally off if I put it in hot water. I've tried to trade with an army builder, but no go apparently.

I don't generally mind the dust, it adds character to these ships, but I probably should start over with my own dust. ;)

I appreciate the generous offer on the resin kit, that is a good price, but I have no experience with such things and don't paint, so I'll pass.

The rechargeables are gray AAAs, I'll be glad to set 'em aside and send 'em back to ya even if they aren't yours really, least I could do. :D

Interesting idea on the Pilot Trooper's head, I'd be very interested to learn how that turns out.

BTW, I'd be more than happy to buy that $5 R1-G4 off ya for full price if you find a better price, I desparately want that figure. Besides him, it's just Concept Stormy and my 2003 year is good... except that last night, I lost my friggin Luke Jabba's Palace gun accessory, and so I need another Luke too. :( (I'm way nuts about losing accessories too, I tore my room apart yesterday and today to no avail). Is the drink tray straight or bent like most of the others? If it's straight, I might be interested, mine is not lining up all that great (though I've seen WAY worse lately).

Is that OHMSS score expanded to include what's actually in the film or expanded beyond what's in the film? Except for that Louis Armstrong tune that's badly out of place, I think OHMSS has a very good 007 score.

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
01-24-2004, 10:05 AM
If you are looking for a few dirt cheap Saga Figures that I can hook you up with, check out this post http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?p=304867#post304867 or your local Dollar General.

They are all Deluxe and cost only $2. There might not be many in the lot, but I have to highly recommend the rarely sighted Clone Trooper with Speeder Bike, and/or the C-3PO Battle Droid Factory, Geonosian Warrior with Hive & Gun and Deluxe Yoda with Super Battle Droid. There are others around as well including Mace with Red BD, FF Ani & Obi. LMK if you would like one, and I would gladly drive the 1/2 mile to Dollar General :cool:

VT, If you have a McQuarrie laying around, that is the one I greatly covet. BTW, I think I can get ahold of a Lama Su if you should so desire. Just give me a few days on her.

vulcantouch
01-24-2004, 12:39 PM
lbc: "rarely sighted Clone Trooper with Speeder Bike"
-yeah, saw one or two for $5 at targ but since i'd already gotten b'jr one i let em lie :) dang, i coulda saved a coupla bux on that dlx 3po :greedy: how much would lama be, and would he be carded or loose? cuz i got one w/a paintjob i rather like (they're often botched: goofy-set irises, blurry chest stencil etc :p), and carded would afford me the option of returning whichever paintjob it turned out i liked least :)

jt: "drink tray straight or bent"
-i think it's a bit bent but warm water remedies that kinda thing; the question is, what would it get me in return (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showpost.php?p=302011&postcount=17)? :evil:

"the wrist would probably simply soften and break totally off"
-what about b&p'ing the other's hip? :) or, a fourth idea: exchanging it at any store that happens to have a full-price fig you seek like r1, meanwhile i'll prolly have one left for a replacement :)

"need another Luke too"
-i'll keep eye out but give it time, gun'll prolly turnip :) roger r1g4, keeping it in package for the moment in case i, lbc or whoever can better that price :greedy: their rendition's a lil too unconvincingly weathered/junkified for my taste but also undeniably fascinating, partly for its esoterica. same goes for r3po; damn i much prefer when i'm unambivalent about figs :ermm:
you And lbc Both want a sketchtroop? damn, i only found two & i'm purty sure bjr's gonna want one- but if he don't, you get it :) (kinda hope he does tho, cuz i was gonna make him give me its base for my reb trooper, cuz its color matches his shirt & its rounded corners evoke tantive4's doorframes :cool:
yeah, OHMSS is one of his best; hope satch didn't hear u, that was his last recording b4 death :death: it's expanded in the sense that when album was released in '69 lp format could only hold ~40min. of the ~80 minute score. that lp-length album had been cd-rereleased years ago but last year Film Score Monthly spearheaded full-score versions of several bondscores, including this one :cool:
vt

SWAFMAN
01-24-2004, 08:47 PM
VT - good thinkin' re: FSMmag going in the box early. I will make a great companion-read with the expand-o-hmss. I know I axed you not too long after I got it, if you wanted me to ship it in advance of the returned VTapeshipment. That offer is still open, so lemme know. I hope you'll post or email after you've listened to the new BarryBond CD. with your thoughts.

JediTricks
01-25-2004, 04:24 AM
VT, paying attention costs too much! :D

Thanks for the offer on the drink tray, but mine is slightly bent so I don't need another one in equal condition. For some reason, this material does NOT want to go back to its original form, no matter what I do it just warps away all willy-nilly. In fact, looking at it right now, it seems as if the warping has actually gotten worse just sitting on the figure. If that proves to be true, then the towel on this one will have been officially thrown.


what about b&p'ing the other's hip? :) or, a fourth idea: exchanging it at any store that happens to have a full-price fig you seek like r1, meanwhile i'll prolly have one left for a replacement :)I don't wanna boil & pop the hips, the only time I've ever tried that it snapped the crotch in 2 and then replacement was loose anyway. Cutting my losses on the hip issue is apparently the way I'll end up going. I wish I could find R1 or the Concept Trooper full price, even paying a little MORE than full price for those 2 would be totally acceptable at this point (which should tell you how miserably desparate I am), but alas, there are almost none in this area right now and those that are spotted are found while I'm sleeping (and never on the same day, it seems).


i'll keep eye out but give it time, gun'll prolly turnip Unfortunately, there is no chance of that now, I have combed the carpet, sifted through every single thing in here. So either it was vacuumed up or fell out in the TRU bag which has been long since thrown away. Appreciate the eyeball-outing, I'll be sure to let you know if I find one first.

R-3PO is a good figure, but far from a great one. Perhaps you've read my lengthy review (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?p=301648&postcount=6) of such? In any case, I think it's easy to be ambivalent about that figure, especially with it showing up so much around here lately - it's nice to have more SW droids, but do they have to be so unimproved over previous versions AND have few accessories?



hope satch didn't hear u, that was his last recording b4 death Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad song, but it could scarcely be in a less appropriate movie. It'd be like having Metallica score Terms of Endearment (which is likely the only way they'll get me to see that film again).

I'm surprised to hear the expanded score is 80 minutes, the film is so darn long that I thought the score could have run easily 100 or more (though I suppose they did reuse several key cues a few times which might fill that space).

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
01-25-2004, 11:52 AM
how much would lama be, and would he be carded or loose? cuz i got one w/a paintjob i rather like (they're often botched: goofy-set irises, blurry chest stencil etc :p), and carded would afford me the option of returning whichever paintjob it turned out i liked least :)

Lama would be retail price. I saw him (damn' Kaminoans with their unisex looks) two weeks ago at Media Play, and since that store rarely moves it's SW merchandise unless there's a clearance, I gather it would still be there. I also have a gift card from that store, so the cost would be minimal. LMK if you want it, or you want me to set my scopes on something else.

BTW, if you have only one McQuarrie to give away, give it to JT. There's a few stores in my area that have been devoid of figures for a few months, and hopefully when their shipment arrives, he should be included with them.

vulcantouch
01-25-2004, 07:13 PM
-nah, just wait & send w/vtapes, $$, trek pbs, galor mm, prev-alluded surprises & whatever else occasions inclusion b4 then :)

lbc: "hopefully when their shipment arrives, he should be included"
-won't be sending anytime soon, so we'll wait & see if your magnanimous deferral'll be needed :)

"LMK if you want it"
-if you find him for like $1.18; otherwise thanx for the thought :)

"damn' Kaminoans with their unisex looks"
-the word is "androgynous" cuz from what i've read they're intended as the ectomorphic fashion models of the sw universe- complete w/disdain for physical imperfections :evil:

jt: "surprised to hear the expanded score is 80 minutes"
-a not uncommon impression re filmscores: sydney pollack sed about his Out Of Africa that its score only Seemed longer than the 35 minutes of music jb wrote for that one, cuz of its expansive sound & dominant role in the film (when hiring jb sp told him "everything's gonna depend on your score; if it ain't dynamite this picture's gonna tank"; of course i didn't much like the OOA score Or the film :p ).

"could scarcely be in a less appropriate movie"
-(or score) i used to feel that way, but guess i've long since gotten used to it

"AND have few accessories"
-i'm giving r-3 bd backpack from dlx 3po, since it's about the same color; maybe i got the idea from k3po? :crazed:

"MORE than full price for those 2 would be totally acceptable at this point (which should tell you how miserably desparate I am"
-i'll keep r1 in mind but it's still early, you may yet score for srp or less :) lookit me, did i sweat getting a rolled launcher eka, sact, r3 or snowtrooper backback? HELL no, and sure enuf in time they fell my way at a price I wanted to pay! that's the moral of every off-topic find i brag about here, be it books, flix, cds or the cleen mattress (to replace my hindu-mystic-suitable current one :o ) i found in an alley a coupla weeks ago! "the river will provide"- nog, DS9's "faith, treachery and the great river" :cool: (also, "don't knock trash, it provides too" -derelict hitman from Amores Perros (http://imdb.com/title/tt0245712/quotes) :Pirate: )
vt

JediTricks
01-26-2004, 07:30 PM
"damn' Kaminoans with their unisex looks"
-the word is "androgynous" cuz from what i've read they're intended as the ectomorphic fashion models of the sw universe- complete w/disdain for physical imperfections :evil:IIRC, the Kaminoans were actually supposed to be asexual characters (which would explain why they'd eventually evolve to becoming cloning experts) and both the voices for Lama Su & Taun We were originally modified to be at the same pitch so they'd sound both alien and asexual, but Lucas apparently didn't like how the modified voices sounded and had them go back to genders.



jt: "surprised to hear the expanded score is 80 minutes"
-a not uncommon impression re filmscores: sydney pollack sed about his Out Of Africa that its score only Seemed longer than the 35 minutes of music jb wrote for that one, cuz of its expansive sound & dominant role in the film .Yeah, that's probably the case. And 80 minutes is about half the film's run anyway.


(when hiring jb sp told him "everything's gonna depend on your score; if it ain't dynamite this picture's gonna tank"; of course i didn't much like the OOA score Or the film :p )but you at least saw it, I can't say the same (and won't ;). I didn't even know John Barry wrote the film's music.


"could scarcely be in a less appropriate movie"
-(or score) i used to feel that way, but guess i've long since gotten used to itI'm used to it while watching the film, though it is strange to hear Barry weave it into his score in a few different cues, but outside of viewing the film, it feels about as appropriate as porno music in 2001: A Space Odyssey.


"AND have few accessories"
-i'm giving r-3 bd backpack from dlx 3po, since it's about the same color; maybe i got the idea from k3po? :crazed:What's R-3PO going to do with it? He doesn't have a hole in his back unlike his Dlx C-3PO cousin. I do like the color coordination here though (and you know how much I don't usually play that game ;)).


also, "don't knock trash, it provides too" -derelict hitman from Amores Perros (http://imdb.com/title/tt0245712/quotes) :Pirate: How perfectly interesting you should recall that quote to me after how I found my Luke ROTJ gun accessory (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showpost.php?p=305280&postcount=3276).

vulcantouch
01-27-2004, 10:03 PM
i appreciate your patience in resolving our deal. i thought i was doin jdah a favor by waiting for jdah to send to you so jdah could consolidate your debt thru me, thereby only having to convert currency once. but since we've gotten zero indication of conscientiousness to this matter from that end, to expedite things why don't i just forget about being nice and keep your debt separate from jdah's as i should've all along.
according to my records i'd gotten you eleven aussiebraids- two at $9.71 and nine at $10.666. also 2 misc singlepax purchases of $8.31 and $11.48, and shipping of $2.60. 9 x $10.666= $96, and 2 x $9.71 = $19.42 which brings your total to:
$96+
$19.42+
$11.48+
$08.31+
$02.60
=$137.81, payable at your convenience :)
in light of your recollection that it was actually eighteen braids, lmk if you have any records that support that or any other amounts not indicated above. otherwise we can just chalk up those "xtra 7" to bad record-keeping on my part & i'll take the "loss" ;)

jt: "actually supposed to be asexual"
-yeah ok, but to further nitpick my fash explanation, "unisex" has a distinct ready-to-wear vibe while "androgynous" just screams haute couture (aka kamino hauteur?)- an assertion i will now punctuate with the conveniently-provided Isaac Mizrahi Icon: :rambo: ;)

jt: "you know how much I don't usually play that game"
-not quite sure what you mean; that you're "antifashion"? ;)

"What's R-3PO going to do with it? He doesn't have a hole in his back"
-as the tales of the precision standholes i've put in the undersides of would-be mms like the betty, captyacht, fettpacks, snapfasts, b5 figure ships, q5's holo ds, id4 aa, hallmark droid control ship, rolled-up droidekas and de-carriaged pod racers (as well as the feet of pitdroids & sa clones) should make clear, if it's one thing i've a gift for it's drillin :evil: which'll give him 3 options: backpackin, holding it phaser-style by the post or grasping it tricorder-style by the slot meant to hold a bd's gun :)

"you at least saw it"
-actually i just kinda half-watched it, so if i also half-watch I Dreamed Of Africa i think that's the same as seeing them both :p isak dinesen was actually a fascinating dame from what i gather, but i remain skeptical towards flix afflicted with Dances With Wolves syndrome (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showpost.php?p=279374&postcount=220) :p

"used to it while watching the film"
-as with most flix jb scored, it's been a long time since i took any interest in bondflix aside from their music :p

"appropriate as porno music in 2001"
-flikmath: 2001 + porn music = Clockwork Orange :cheeky: "GIMME THAT WA-WA, CARL!" -johnny stash to his 70s-styled guitarist, some cheech & chong album

"How perfectly interesting you should recall that quote"
-yeah eerie, ain't it - i'm sure it's just coincidink :Par: what's so special bout that lukegun anyway, a fig-collecting waiter at fs made a point of mentioning it to me as well :confused: i've told him bout this place but he considers rebscum more authoritative- if only he knew, eh jt? :Pirate:
vt

JediTricks
01-28-2004, 12:33 AM
So "androgynous" is exotic like David Bowie, while "unisex" is like a bland early '60s barbershop, yes? Let's put that in a totally different metaphor, "androgynous" is Evian while "unisex" is tap water, oui?

I am not antifashion, I'm just rarely given to discussions of colorscheming, especially here. :D

I like the idea of R-3PO using the backpack as a sensor pack, it even ties into the idea of the Rebels recycling old equipment like Y-wings.

Johnny Stash is from track 7 "Black Lassie (A Great American Dog)" of Cheech & Chong's "Wedding Album". The track is the middle of a 3-parter, tracks 6 and 8 bookend it with Horendo Revolver (a classic "Geraldo Rivera" pardoy) doing an expose on the music industry by interviewing producer Nemo Tracks for "Wake Up America" (which also is the title to tracks 6 and 8). An interesting quote to use following up a great comment about ACO. :D

Then I hope you didn't tip said waiter very well. :greedy: It's a nice accessory, it's accurate and well-painted and new and hard to get.

JediTricks
01-29-2004, 05:23 AM
Picked up 2 Japanese Hot Wheels Delorean Time Machines today for $6 each. :)

vulcantouch
01-29-2004, 11:49 PM
"interesting quote to use following up"
-ain't carl's wa-wa always epitomized porn music for all of us? :)
i take it $6 is a good price for you? hope so, i'm no judge of the Domestic hw market, much less the foreign; that was fast, along w/dusty loose one you've already bagged me both eh? way to work that trixie thang :cool:

"hope you didn't tip said waiter very well"
-actually he weren't my waiter that day, he just stopped by to talk shop as he is wont; regardless, should always treat w/respect anyone in a position to spit in yer tea :p naw he's cool, keeps an eye out for stuff i seek & whatnot, i'm just sayin He Don't Know What I Ain't Told Him :speech:

"'androgynous' is Evian while 'unisex' is tap water?"
-if so, unisex for me every time; i can't Believe people actually waste $$ on bottled water :rolleyes: run the shower a bit to warm it up? then i say just use That water to fill bottles which can be drunk from all day. (letting it sit for 1-2 days takes the edge off that chlorine taste.) like the local watercompany slogan sed, "it's a drought, do somethin" :)

"'androgynous' is exotic like David Bowie, while 'unisex' is. . ."
-. . .is courtney love borrowing dead nirvana boyfriend's hooded poncho his parents bought him at monkey wards? much better analogy, whatta team we make :evil:

"nice accessory, it's accurate and well-painted and new and hard to get"
-hey that's what She Sed Last Night (cue carl's wa-wa) :dev: might turnip in some accessopack or in the grip of another figure sometime, meanwhile if capt antilles' as dorky as his preview pix look i'll prolly just go after his cool helmet :)

gsj, tokyo pal reply to your inquiry- don't think it's much help but:
"Battleship collection favour from your friend: JYen 70,000 is super expensive!! http://www.ys-j.com/
Manufacturer Yellow Submarine does not accept international mail order and reservation for this has already been finished"
btw fig he enclosed (post 642 above) was Ultraman not jet jaguar- like I'd know the diff :silly:
report
sighted 3 more sale cw figs, this time $3 each: assaj, arc & yoda; say so if want-
vt

JediTricks
01-30-2004, 09:23 PM
No, I'd say $6 is at best an OK price, but I paid $10 each for mine so it's a "better" price. Since there is no actual market for these, they're Japanese imports, $6 ain't shabby. I'll see if I can track down a JL one that isn't dusty still since I have yet to find my extra JL one since I first mentioned it existed.


I buy Trader Joes bottled water 1.5 liters, like a case a week (they're the same exact water and bottle as 1.5 liter Crystal Geyser, but with the TJ brand name and lower price). Tap water here in LA usually smells funny and tastes awful, and about once every 6 months it becomes undrinkable for a few days. And then there's the whole issue of all the aerospace around here contaminating the drinking supply, but if you're going to worry about little stuff like that, then you can't eat local-grown LETTUCE!!! Yeesh. Also, reusing bottles without thorough sterilization can grow wee creatures inside in as little as 5 days.


Er... not sure what to make of that Courtney Love comment, she's just a freaky junky, not unisex. ;) kd lang, she's unisex to David Bowie's androgynous. :D

vulcantouch
01-31-2004, 12:44 PM
"once every 6 months it becomes undrinkable"
-picky picky :p a decade ago denver water was Perfect outta the tap but no use my crying that it ain't no more, so i just adapteded :)

"reusing bottles without thorough sterilization can grow wee creatures"
-i've heard that but ain't had no problems, so somethin must be workin; i'd guess the every-coupla-days new chlorine infusion does the trick- along with the uv-heavy mile-hi sunlight perhaps :)

"not sure what to make of that Courtney Love comment"
-see, neither she nor her flannel-boyfriend ever had enuf style to qualify as androg, so when they swap clothes what does that leave :p

"kd lang, she's unisex"
-she killed when first saw her on snl over a decade ago, but ain't really caught my notice since consigning herself to cult-lesboghetto followings :p

"paid $10 each for mine"
-meaning you already got 2? why'd you buy 2 more then, cuz i'd only want one jpn hw :)

"I'll see if I can track down a JL"
-your discretion, no hurry as always :)
report
lil huntrun w/bjr yesterday aft yielded 3 tron 2.0 chick figs at 3.24 each- 2 for him & 1 for me cuz i just Luv that shampoo-luster plastic, day-glo blue-purp colorscheme & angular detailing :kiss: also bagged jt $5 r1g4 at tru in case you don't score one locally, a sale-price dannl faytonni at targ in case anyone needs, and at a 2nd targ found me wa-7; didn't come up in scanner database so cashier let me have for $1- i'd buy that for a :greedy: alas, b'jr saw & liked mcqtroop i reserved for him, but on the good side he let me keep the base for my rebtroop :evil: but he surprisingly didn't want the sa clone i'd reserved for him so i'll certainly have an xtra to replace yours :)
update 4 gsj: k-b where i originally scored 1st at-te for $10 (even tho they were marked $13) had new "store closing" signs up, along w/20% off prev-marked prices which one would Figure'd make current price $8; alas, their database "forgot" prev $10 price and just took 20% off $13 tag, yielding $10.39 before tax. since i promised you $10 and didn't care for that bait/switch my gut sed to leave it there & trust that next visit will yield a deeper discount; is my stubborn instinct ok by you? :)
vt

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
02-01-2004, 12:02 PM
VT, your mailbox @ hotmail is chock full (no doubt full of bounties that people would like you to take a look at).

I have my payment (a check for $8.54) for r2-b1 all set, with the exception of your complete name. Your surname is all I need. Once I get it, it will be mailed.

LTBasker
02-01-2004, 03:11 PM
Hey VT, I tried emailin ya too. Maybe you should enable PM's for awhile on here? What's the news on the Clones, anybody else taken claim to any? Lemme know! :cool:

good shot jansen
02-01-2004, 04:35 PM
your instincts sound solid to me. sumptin don' sound right with how they figured that discount.

lets see what the future might yield :)

vulcantouch
02-01-2004, 09:52 PM
hmm, i wonder if ssg-routed email would bounce, now that it's workin again?

lbc: "no doubt full of bounties"
-nah, i focus more on quality baggins than quantity ;) sav-a-stamp & hold payment for now, since i got durge & whatnot for you still :)
vt

JediTricks
02-02-2004, 03:12 AM
Water: In the 10 years since I've gotten back from my year-long banishment to Phoenix, the smell and taste of local tapwater (from here to Santa Monica, which covers a lot of different water supplies in a 15 mile distance) has become massively unpleasant to me, so it was either bottled or filtered and I am not a fan of filtered.

The wee creatures can be fairly unnoticable or can end up making you sick, it's somewhat random I guess. My grandma found out about these when she started belching more from ingesting the wee folk that came from reusing the bottles, that one was really odd.


kd lang really impressed me on the Tomorrow Never Dies soundtrack, she's a hell of a singer with terrible promotion/management I guess.



meaning you already got 2? why'd you buy 2 more then, cuz i'd only want one jpn hw No, I only have 1 jpn hw delorean, but I also bought a jpn hw Knight Rider KITT at that time. I thought you wanted 2 of these, one for you and one for oft-mentioned Tokyo Joe, if that's not the case, I'll keep the extra one carded or something. No biggie.


Thanks for picking me up R1, that's super awesome. Now all I need is Concept Trooper and I'll have 2003 sewn up... oops, forgot, except for dlx Obi-Wan & Jango, but that seems to be hopeless anyway, they didn't even have 'em at the collectors show where I got the jpn hw deloreans. Much thanks on the SA clone. :)

That sucks about KB jacking up the price, gee, I wonder why they're closing 1/4th of their stores? :rolleyes:


Hmm, that's a good question about SSG-routed email bouncing, I think it would and would end up in the hands of the sender, thus revealing the hidden address. Of course, you're the only user I can think of here that would have his email bounce anyway though, and I've never noticed you were shy about giving that email addy out anyway. :D

vulcantouch
02-05-2004, 10:43 AM
"belching more from ingesting the wee folk"
-that's a problem? i always considered it a sign of robust health :stupid:

"never noticed you were shy about giving that email addy"
-yeah, but email's one thing and public boards are another. as w/names, i figure a good rule o thumb online is, i'll show you mine if you show me yours ;)
got a look at luke gun; not so bad, i wouldn't kick a free one (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22897&page=2&pp=17) outa bed :) meanwhile i'll prolly trade off my wa-7 servtray in case anyone wants :) if it's alright w/you i'll wait awhile b4 sending sact & r1, not only to give you a chance to find locally at srp & save on postage but to give me a chance to read more trekmags i have for you (why, you ask, didn't i previously read & send? cuz unlike the ones i already sent, these have the Wrong Color covers for fall reading, of course :crazed: )

"have no experience with such things"
-yeah, i think that's why he never built it either ;)

"bought a jpn hw Knight Rider KITT"
-"i like to tape knight rider just so i can vuggin' Erase it"- '80s stand-up gag by richard belzer :D if 2nd jpn dmc is inconvenient and no one else here wants, b'jr might like; lmk :)
report
only bagged a $3 mixmag cd comp which includes "sandwiches" (see latest humpost- which reminds me, there's a query 4u over there, lbc (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2216&page=25&pp=10) :)); "schweet shoal shounds are shtirring my shoal" :crazed:
vt

vulcantouch
02-17-2004, 10:47 PM
got up to almost 70f today, so after a rocksteady winter who can resist goin on a bit of the ol Plastic Prowl? :cool:
for me: $2 Moulin Rouge soundtrack cd, $3 2-disc best-of Orb comp, $10 Jackie Style hc book (http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0060199520/ref=sib_dp_pt/104-1418948-9854340#reader-link) and four $.50 books: eric bogosian's Notes From Underground for me, sterns' Encyclopedia Of Pop Culture for a pal and paglia's Sexual Personae and Sex Art & American Culture. i'm sure swaffy would want the last 2 (plz confirm interest) but he ain't the only one, so i axe for patience while i decide which of 4 pals (swaffy + 3 locals) i should lay these on :nerv: feel free to make your case in the meantime; am i the worst kind of tease? :cheeky:
gsj: k-b discount went to 30% and only saw 1 atte left so went ahead & bagged it for you, $9.77 incl tax :) meanwhile i emailed a lil flavor You might do for Me :D
finally, turns out i bagged 2 more sydmead hotwheel police limos than b'jr wants; reciept's already xpired so i can't take em back, so does anyone here want? priority given to those receiving pkgs from me in semi-near future: gsj, jt, ltb, lbc, kak. . . forgetting anyone? :)
jt: turns out i was mistaken- waiter (post 679 above) checks ssg's headlines every mornin but also frequents force.net or some such, Not rebscum :classic:
vt

JediTricks
02-18-2004, 12:50 AM
To paraphrase my avatar concerning said traitorwaiter: "Tell 'em I hate 'em!!!"

:D (Damn that Professor Farnsworth gets some funny memorable lines when you least expect it)

TFN can't touch this site in terms of action figureosity, says I.

I'll pass on the Mead cop cars, I don't like how that one looks, why would police have a limo?

good shot jansen
02-18-2004, 07:11 AM
i recieved your lil favor vt, and have done what i could do. let me know if it woiks for you.

thanx for the at-te baggin' lil jansen will be most appreciative

JediTricks
02-19-2004, 10:53 PM
Took a closer look at the Hot Wheels Atomix for $2.50 at Target today, they're this year's sets only, which doesn't include that future set from last year. I'm gonna check with the local KBs on these though, but no hopes just yet.

UPDATE - heh, this isn't even the right thread. Oh well, right person.

vulcantouch
02-20-2004, 10:08 AM
"TFN can't touch this site"
-i wouldn't know, cuz I've never touched tfn; i wouldn't even know if they have an mm forum :zzz:

"Tell 'em I hate 'em"
-i should just send him direct link here so he can see for hisself how we bin tawkin bout him :) yeah, '04s are the only atomix i've sighted at targs here too. still got hope tho :)
in police limo repaint's defense, it shifts to a cool, almost-violet color when viewed in window-filtered sunlight, so i recommend for anyone who didn't bag the original paintjob :cool:
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sighted: mint o-o-p potj fx7, $5.50- anyone say so if want :)
bagged 4me, 3 $2 cds: Splendor (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23747&postcount=1) soundtrack, malcolm mclaren's Round The Outside and a Tango Argentino comp :cool:

gsj: jt was able to solve shortly after i emailed you; that correspondence, in case interested:
jt: Simply put your text in Notepad, save the file, then use the Hotmail's attachment system to attach the file you just created. For future reference, .txt is a plain-text notepad file, the most common and simple type of file in the world.
vt: notepad huh? your world Frightens & conFuses me :crazed:
jt: oh good lord are you a Dolt :rolleyes: sigh, just make the post in the testing area and link it to the post I need to change and I'll do it, you fencepost :ermm:
vt: cool, even a chimp like me can handle That :ko:
so, thanx to bothayou for assist :stupid:
vt

JediTricks
02-21-2004, 03:05 AM
"Tell 'em I hate 'em"
-i should just send him direct link here so he can see for hisself how we bin tawkin bout him :) Poor guy, now he thinks I hate him and he's distraught, paralyzed in his home weeping gently into his pillow as he whispers the name "JediTricks". ;) It's alright Mister Waiter, I don't hate you for real.


in police limo repaint's defense, it shifts to a cool, almost-violet color when viewed in window-filtered sunlight, so i recommend for anyone who didn't bag the original paintjob :cool: I sorta wish I had picked up a 2nd one in the original paintjob. Oh well, I'm sure we'll see this one again in a year or 2 in another paint job, maybe something better this time.



jt: Simply put your text in Notepad, save the file, then use the Hotmail's attachment system to attach the file you just created. For future reference, .txt is a plain-text notepad file, the most common and simple type of file in the world.
vt: notepad huh? your world Frightens & conFuses me :crazed:
jt: oh good lord are you a Dolt :rolleyes: sigh, just make the post in the testing area and link it to the post I need to change and I'll do it, you fencepost :ermm:
vt: cool, even a chimp like me can handle That :ko:
so, thanx to bothayou for assist :stupid:
vtFunny, I don't remember calling you a "dolt" and a "fencepost" to your face. :D hee hee!!!

SWAFMAN
02-21-2004, 04:03 PM
Originally posted by vulcantouch 02-17-2004 11:47 PM:

paglia's Sexual Personae and Sex Art & American Culture. i'm sure swaffy would want the last 2 (plz confirm interest) but he ain't the only one, so i axe for patience while i decide which of 4 pals (swaffy + 3 locals) i should lay these on feel free to make your case in the meantime; am i the worst kind of tease?


Humans and Vulcans of the jury, you see before you an innocent man of modest means. With the limited time available to him after work and family responsibilities, an even more limited budget, plus an almost total absence of cultural diversity in the Skoal chewin' t'baccee & Busch beer-swillin' berg in which he resides, he would surely never be able to locate these books - let alone for below cover price.

Still, Swafman keeps with him always (in his well-worn wallet) the lists of "wants" from his bounty-hunting comrades*, in the hope that he will some day come across these items and in some small way attempt to return the many generous favors they've done for him.

The defense rests.

*VT list of wants still being sought by swaffY. if any of these items are no longer on your want-list, please lemme know:

jemhadar mm
royal starship mm
tatooine desert playset
MIB mm
SST mm
B-5 3-pax 5 & 6
ST 3-pax 10 - 16
ST 16-ship mm collectors sets 2 & 3
12" pull-apart c3po
Micronauts astro station (1970's)
DS9 mm
Trials & Tribble-ations (book)
Voyager - Unimatrix Zero (book)

JediTricks
02-22-2004, 05:52 PM
Is that the OT Pull-apart 3PO or the Ep 1 electronic figure?

vulcantouch
02-23-2004, 11:18 PM
swaffy: "would surely never be able to locate these"
-oh you might, but likely not at this price, i grant you that :cool: of course at these prices the shipping'll likely cost more than the books themselves, so too bad we don't happen to have anything else along with which to send em- but then, maybe procrasti-sst provider'll get off his can for once :)

"any of these items are no longer on your want-list"
-not sure to what "ds9 mm" refers, but exc. for tatdesert playset b'jr remains interested in any retail-priced mms on the list- and i, the astro station :) but you're already holding tribble book for me right? & i think uzero book was never released after all.

jt: "that the OT Pull-apart 3PO or the Ep 1 electronic"
-it was OT (got it for seeker years ago); however, it so happens i've yet to see an ep1 12" in person; why you ask, happen to have one? :)
vt

JediTricks
02-24-2004, 07:02 PM
Yeah, I have 'em both. Got the Ep 1 version from ebay for $22.02, and not long after remember seeing it in the stores.

SWAFMAN
02-24-2004, 08:10 PM
swaffy: "would surely never be able to locate these"
-oh you might, but likely not at this price, i grant you that :cool: of course at these prices the shipping'll likely cost more than the books themselves, so too bad we don't happen to have anything else along with which to send em- but then, maybe procrasti-sst provider'll get off his can for once :)

"any of these items are no longer on your want-list"
-not sure to what "ds9 mm" refers, but exc. for tatdesert playset b'jr remains interested in any retail-priced mms on the list- and i, the astro station :) but you're already holding tribble book for me right? & i think uzero book was never released after all.

vt

Swafman: from the ancient Aramaic word "Swafficus", meaning to grovel shamelessly.

No hurry at all on anything. I'm currently reading a 600+ page, ~4-point font book. I'll not be ready for another book for a while - in fact, I may well go blind reading this one. Heavy, but interesting as hell. You may as well hold them until we have other dealings to ship.

Speaking of ships (sort of), I took your advice and checked out my local KayBee. Scored another SWAF AT-TE. 25%-off sale was over, but still got one. Also found that our KayBee will not be closing. Hopefully, they'll get a lot of unsold stock from the KayBees that do close, and mark it way down.

Your memory is keen as ever, my green-blooded friend. Your Trials & Tribble-ations book is already in the VTapes box, along with the other items going back to you (eventually.... I hope I'm not taking too long on the flix). You're most certainly right about the Unimatrix Zero book, but I still keep looking whenever I see SW novels.

I couldn't find the Micronauts 1970's astro station, but I did score you a couple Micronauts this weekend that were 75% off at Suncoast. Happy Birthday, Earth Day, Mirth Day, or whatever you like. They're just a small token of thanks for the last "care package".

I'm WAY far behind on filling-in the missing openers from my Action Fleet collection, so I need to start paying better attention to eBay & maybe finding other sources for them. I still have to find quite a few EP-1 ships, especially. If you come across any, please let me know.

JediTricks
02-27-2004, 10:02 PM
yeah, '04s are the only atomix i've sighted at targs here too. still got hope tho :)
in police limo repaint's defense, it shifts to a cool, almost-violet color when viewed in window-filtered sunlight, so i recommend for anyone who didn't bag the original paintjob :cool: Hope has paid off, I picked you up a set on Wednesday, as well as one for myself at that price. All the new ships are pretty nice work, maybe not quite as nice as the old Space lines, but nice and futuristic. The 5th ship in the set is just a regular speedboat rehashed from the '02 line, it's pretty poor work - not futuristic, only painted to match the others in this set, ugly motors out the back and fat with a flat bottom containing 3 wheels. I seem to be most drawn to the chopper and the trike (which has a movable gun), though the future boat and Tron-tank are ok too. Oh, and Hasbro has put out a new military MM set with some of the older futuristic MMs in it alongside some of the current-day junk, all camo, and the manufacturing didn't look all that impressive (like cheap remolding and crap painting) and there's no mention of the set on the cardbacks from this wave, so you'll have to look for it in person.

Oh, and the Meadmobile in police duds is now shipping in some multi-lingual-boxed HW playset along with another car and 2 or 3 minifigs.

vulcantouch
02-28-2004, 12:22 PM
jt: "Hope has paid off"
-whoopie-dee :) yeah, IIRC i'll prolly only keep the tank & maybe the trike, and give the rest to b'jr for his burgeoning military mm ranks :) ok if i remove your replacement sact's card for efficient shipping?

swaffy: "75% off at Suncoast"
-galactic defender or space glider by any chance? :) if not, maybe they'll let you xchange for also-75%-off tron 2.0 male protag- assuming of course they have him- as his blue frisbee'd make me a good ufo mm :) (note to all: see how efficiently & shamelessly i segued from obligatory gratitude to making clear what'll Really fit my bill? a lesson you can all learn from even tho, unlike me, you didn't spend formative years honing this skill and instead squandered your youths mastering concepts like Graciousness :evil: ;) )

"just a small token of thanks"
-shoot, i don't need no thanx, you're already payin postage both ways :)

"hope I'm not taking too long on the flix"
-snore, bzonnnnk- hmm? as you can see i'm So anxious & concerned about their quik return i can't get a Wink of sleep ;)

"Heavy, but interesting as hell"
-since you do not name said page-turner i can only infer, from al franken's eerily similar description, that you are reading bill o'reilly's "Living With Herpes"? ;)
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weather was almost nice enuf to begin springhunting this week, but not quite so all i have to report for me is Oscar Wilde's Last Stand book for $.75 :) also bagged a new-carded carkoon boba for my cineco-conspirator behind this (http://duffcinema.com/) (he made a dead-on full fett costume for the sw celebration back in '99 and has a durge/bantha-skull tattoo) and an '04-repackaged commtech stormie for anyone who needs, $5.59 incl tax :cool:
i'm surprised no one here's axed for the above-sighted o-o-p fx7; don't yall Realize what yer passin up?? :eek:
finally while diggin thru some junk i found my old ROTJ "official collectors edition" "magazine" that retailed when flik premiered, in a-ok shape, free for anyone who wants it enclosed :)
vt

SWAFMAN
02-28-2004, 08:33 PM
swaffy: "75% off at Suncoast"
-galactic defender or space glider by any chance? :) if not, maybe they'll let you xchange for also-75%-off tron 2.0 male protag- assuming of course they have him- as his blue frisbee'd make me a good ufo mm :) (note to all: see how efficiently & shamelessly i segued from obligatory gratitude to making clear what'll Really fit my bill? a lesson you can all learn from even tho, unlike me, you didn't spend formative years honing this skill and instead squandered your youths mastering concepts like Graciousness :evil: ;) )

"Heavy, but interesting as hell"
-since you do not name said page-turner i can only infer, from al franken's eerily similar description, that you are reading bill o'reilly's "Living With Herpes"? ;)vt

Galactic defender (black) & Repto (clear). They had them both in maybe three or four colors, but these were the only ones that looked cool (IMO). They did have the blue tron-2 dude (bradley?) and a mottled dark & highlighter-yellow guy (thorn?) who looked curiously like Ben Grimm as The Thing. If I get back to mall any time soon, I'll check for the blue one if you want it.

The book is The Sword and the Shield: The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0465003125/qid=1078021496/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/104-7565051-4775118?v=glance&s=books). I'd not heard about Mitrokhin before this book. Quite a coup for the Western intel world.

Gotta go. Have 10PM tix to see "The Last Employment of Mel" ;)

good shot jansen
02-28-2004, 08:39 PM
if you wanna include rotj fanzine when you send me the at-te's, i wouldn't object ;)

i'll see's what i can do about scorin' you a fruity nostromo you mentioned in another thread. you need the narc as well, or are you good on that?

JediTricks
02-29-2004, 08:45 PM
jt: "Hope has paid off"
-whoopie-dee :) yeah, IIRC i'll prolly only keep the tank & maybe the trike, and give the rest to b'jr for his burgeoning military mm ranks :) ok if i remove your replacement sact's card for efficient shipping?I'd be really surprised if you didn't hang onto the chopper as well, it's a good surprise. Oh, and remove away.

vulcantouch
02-29-2004, 10:58 PM
nah, unlike nost mm narc don't look sufficiently diff for me to bother, thanx for askin :) sure you don't want fx7? there's enuf room for that too, and you do have 1 or more astromech figs as i recall yes? :) and what about a sydcar, ever get one of them?

swaffy: "The book is"
-aw, so much for my fun speculation, i do love public feuds ;)

"Skoal chewin' t'baccee & Busch beer-swillin' berg"
-sounds like a trip thru Gummoville (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/printthread.php?t=2216&page=9&pp=22)'ll be just like opening your front door then ;)

"Last Employment of Mel"
-oh if only; watched a fab roundtable about it on feb 25's charlie rose (http://charlierose.com/archives/archive.shtm) in case interested, lmk reaction if you check it oot :)

"did have the blue tron-2 dude (bradley?"
-me, know his Name? i Own the chick and still ain't bothered to learn Hers ;) already got red guy's frisbee (courtesy b'jr) and yellow guy don't have no cool accessories so don't need him, thanx for eye-out :)

"Galactic defender (black) & Repto"
-feel free to return the latter (years ago i bargain-bagged an original-issue Antron from the ant/rept/membros trio :)) but since the galdef i scored (post 631 above) turned out to have a coupla factory defects i might be able to use a replacement :D

jt: i'll lyk what i decide on chopper, but spose i should precisify my Ep 1 3po inquiry (post 699 above): "happen to have a bead on a cheap one?" :)
vt
np: early bowie (http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000006TSP.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg), "i can't help thinkin about me (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00000JQMA/qid=1078096147/sr=1-114/ref=sr_1_114/102-7851695-5769700?v=glance&s=music)"

JediTricks
03-01-2004, 04:35 PM
I'll keep an eye out for him, but currently I can't remember seeing him at any recent shows.

good shot jansen
03-01-2004, 08:25 PM
i was mistakenly refering to the nos as a furuta ship, but in fact it's made by konami.

hmmmmm.........a kona nos, sounds like something illegal :eek:

SWAFMAN
03-03-2004, 08:31 PM
VT, I scored a blue Tron-2 guy today. Has the cool frisbee thingee. Consider it yours.

vulcantouch
03-08-2004, 11:21 PM
swaffy: if you don't want the fig feel free to send it along; if its costume design isn't moebiusy enough for my taste i'll give it to b'jr, who'll use his torture lab (http://r2toyforce.net/IMAGES/aut_4177bjcollectionmm_7f.jpg) to wipe the teutonic smugness off its face :evil: on that note, gave my impresario filmfest partner his first in-person look at bjr's still-growing collection (http://r2toyforce.net/sabretooth.htm) over the weekend, and the impression it made on him may account for his site's latest look (http://experimentalfilmchannel.com/id10.html) :crazed:

jt: tell me, is its detail as impressive for its scale as the 3&3/4 e1 3po was? if so, b'jr might want one :)

gsj: "was mistakenly refering to the nos as a furuta"
-the lesson here: leave the jokes to me :cheeky:

report
70f and clear 2day so completed my annual southeast quadrant sweep this aft :) alas, an arid land it's become, i only found 5 soundtrack cds for $6: Twin Peaks Fire Walk (so now i don't need my cassette of this), horner's Aliens dlx edition (ditto this cassette, but when's the last time i've listened to this music anyway? oh yeah, i remember, since i last viewed Any Action/Suspense Trailer Hollywood's Turned Out Over The Last 15 Years :p), howie shore's Crash (ditto my promo cd of this), The Moderns and lalo schifrin's Cincinnati Kid. also saw dozens of $1 griMACEs at a goodwill, incl. one some kid stole the purple saberblade from- so since he was already incomplete, i helped myself to the saber handle :evil: maybe i'll give it to my research droid (sp4's head on jn66's body; i use jn66's head as a hovercam a la senate droids), and wait till i find a kit fisto saber for my fx7 to hold in his injector arm :)
finally, sighted an acklay battle obiwan for $4 (he's htf right? i don't recall seeing hm b4), say so soon if want, i'll likely make only one return swing thru that quadrant til next spring; and last chance for anyone here to claim abovementioned $5.50 o-o-p fx7, otherwise bjr's already said he'll be happy to have a second one-
vt

JediTricks
03-09-2004, 09:10 PM
I would say that the detail is very good, but on a different style level, so it's a little hard to gauge. It's got electronics, so it's been a little compromised, but it's good work. I'll try get them together if I can tomorrow and be able to judge better.

Acklay Obi-Wan was not HTF (least so of any early '03 figs) and is this because he's a crappy figure.

How come that Aliens cue is so commonly used in trailers? I mean, it's good and I believe it's "borrowed" from ST2, but how are so many trailers able to use that music which isn't even in their films? Was it sold to public domain or something?

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
03-17-2004, 08:53 PM
VT, I have been trying to E-mail your hotmail address but have given up hope of reaching you.

I still owe you a debt roughly $8.35 (I'll have to double check the exact amount) of which I can Paypal you once I am provided of your Paypal account screenname.

You had some qualms regarding fees and stuff that they may charge, but it is my understanding that they only tack on fees to transactions involving mucho dinero and if you make 5 or more in a month.

You might still have a Durge for me, and if that is the case, tack it on the bill and add shipping.

BTW, I might be able to snag Jabba's court denizens from Target late this week, for anyone interested. It features the highly articulated B'Omarr Monk figure. Let me know if you would like it and I can give it to you for cost plus shipping. :)

vulcantouch
03-22-2004, 11:46 PM
-ok then, so what's that VerdicT?
speakin of verdicts, both jt and lbc want my last sketchtrooper. lbc asked first, but later sed jt could have. but of course it's really My decision who gets it :evil: so tell me this you two: do either of you already have one?

lbc: "Jabba's court denizens"
-the bomaar recoloring's not bad (tho i wish they'd offered the completely-different 4-legger seen in behind-scenes pix, instead of just reissuing the mailorder sculpt), but that suction-cupped mollusk's Disgusting, yeerchh bleechh :p i mean are these toyz from StarWars, or a david (http://forums.sirstevesguide.com/showpost.php?p=232585&postcount=211) cronenberg (http://forums.sirstevesguide.com/showpost.php?p=190658&postcount=193) film? :crazed:

"they only tack on fees to transactions involving mucho dinero and if you make 5 or more in a month"
-they deducted when swaffy paid me ~$70 for somethin or other, and that was my only paypal transaction in months. so i don't imagine stickin to a small amount would be exempt from their service-charge autodeduction. you might find it less risky to just mail payment, but you're welcome to take a paypal chance- just so long as, either way i get all my reimburse :greedy: (and full postgame "told you so" rights :evil: ) btw current total's actually $8.56 :evil: as indicated above plz hold off on payment til i ship your next figs (durge etc) so you can pay all at once.

report
about 2/3 done w/metro-area hunt thanx to glorious weather; planning to wait til after starcon (weekend of apr 16) b4 shipping to all of you, just in case any bargains bagged there :cool: (which reminds me swaffy, met w/contact and he's found all his boxed & loose af ssts, so in light of that plz lmk again what you want; quantity, quality and max acceptable price :) ) meanwhile:
sightings, say so soon if interest: $5 potj bespin guard, $6 full-color ds9 tech manual, $5 b5 franklin fig w/brown science-ship 'mm' (http://freespace.virgin.net/james.hobson/b5.htm), $15 12"-scale loose r2-a6 (the green one) and an $8 TPM complete score (used, but that's still a good price).
baggins:
a $2.89 thrift-store baggie w/af sst retrieval ship (missing back door and 7 of 8 bombs, but w/both figs), sebulba's wheeled pod racer and a trash-compactor luke from some boardgame. bjr'll take 1st 2 if no one here needs, and my filmfest partner (http://experimentalfilmchannel.com/id10.html)'ll take the luke if no one wants that, he's decided he wants a stormtroop army :)
a $2 thrift-store baggie w/SW "galactic battle" electronic Battleship-type game that came w/several detailed miniships that are not unlike unpainted, half-size mms; not bad :) b'jr saw these & wants em all, but in case any interest here, there's 1 xwing, 2 awings, 1 ywing, 2 reb transports, 2 tie-bs, 2 isds and 2 tiefighters (tho both are purty bent up) :) alas no moncal cruiser as pictured in directions, woulda liked to see how that turned out.
also at thrift store: for $1 each, five 5-packs of circa 1988 mms: three (two sets still carded, one w/card missing) of "#6 aircraft I collection" containing sr71, p-51, 747 w/shuttle, corsair and f-4 phantom; and two (one carded, one w/card missing) of "#13 aircraft III collection", containing b-1 bomber, tf-18, stealth, gruman x-29a and concord. i know b'jr would want all these for their stealthy planes, shuttle-747s and grumans (and maybe trade away certain others) but due to their complete and often carded condition i thought i'd first make sure no one here wants them :)
at targ: 2 hotwheel "future force" 5-paks for the $2.49 sale price, but we'll still take the one you got me jt- bjr's decided he wants as many as we can find (which isn't many apparently :sur: ) tank's clearly a Tron homage with its black/red scheme and offset, chevron-cross-sectioned barrel; and you're right about the copter, i'll prolly end up keepin it :)
vids for library donation/VTape club, $2 each: Wigstock (to replace the previous one i'd donated some homophobe pilfered :p ) and promo copy of High Art (tho i recall you've seen this swaffy so wouldn't send along).
at suncoast: another $3.24 tron2.0 chik for b'jr (thanx again for 2.0dude swaffy, they're all gone round here) :)
books 4me: Once Upon A Galaxy- A Journal Of The Making Of ESB for $1.35, and marshall macluhan's The Medium Is The Massage, $1.25 :cool:
cds for me- $2 each: sasha & john digweed's Northern Exposure Expeditions and 777's System 7.3; Fire & Water (both double-discs), cher's Believe, new order's Get Ready, funky green dogs' Get Fired Up, orb's Adventures Beyond The Underworld, depeche's Songs Of Faith & Devotion (replaces my cassette) and a 2nd copy of 808 state's Don Solaris; anyone seek the last 2? :) also Guitars On Mushroom vol. 1; Rockin Psy Trance for $2.50 and roger sanchez's S-Man Classics; The Essential Mixes (both double discs) :cool:
(note to bc3: also sighted aphex twin's Windowlicker used so, since i've been hesitant to break the seal on the new one you sent me, i sampled it on the store's listening post; Not Too Shabby :cool: )
fashion 4me: nike original cortez (an '03 re-issue of the VinTage classic that started their whole evil, "free-trade-zone" empire), $25 marked down from $60 :cool:
for free: buncha high-tone mags including the latest Vanity Fair with a kiera knightly coverstory i'll rip & save for jdah but Only if i get an answer to quextion in post 656 above :dev:
vt
np: early bowie, "and i say to myself"
p.s. anyone here got a spare furuta rom warbird? a new acquaintance just axed me for help in gettin one :ermm:

jeddah
03-23-2004, 03:49 AM
...now there's a thought..... Victoria is ma soeur. We're in a rather Burtonesque (Tim, not Richard) hip hop club in Manchester in that photo...

The date for her wedding is set for Feb 27 2005 and then she and her betrothed are moving to Australia for 18 months. When she visits me after my move to the States, I'll bring her on a domestic flight to Denver. May take a while for me to gather funds for that particular jolly seeing as I want to live in ATL or Chi.

One further obstacle....my dear friend Yassir has offered me 25 camels for her so you're up against that kinda offer.

Speaking of magazines - do you know of an online source to locate very old magazines? You remember sending me that exellent magazine with you last shipment, with the Close Encounters SFX article? The pages that are missing are what I really want to see and want to locate another copy to pick up. Any ideas? I've tried ABEbooks but they don't have anything like that - the various vintage magazine shops here don't seem to go back further than five or six years...

jeddah
p.s who changed my avatar back to that?

good shot jansen
03-23-2004, 08:39 AM
... who changed my avatar back to that?

i'm assumin' that when the site was moved to the new server, it may have reverted it back to your deco 'tar.

probably this is the one that was properly backed up cause you had it for so long.

i don't know this is fact, i'm just guessin' here

jeddah
03-23-2004, 11:20 AM
OIC, thanks GSJ. :)

I'm going to put a new one up soon I think. I was bored of the other one but quite like this one again :)

jeddah

SWAFMAN
03-23-2004, 08:15 PM
VT - guitars on mushroom? my curiosity is piqued.

AF needs - all openers - no box / box condition irrelevant

OT/Pre-EP1
X-Wing w/ Wedge Antilles - Red 2 $10
X-Wing w/ Jek Porkins - Red 6 $10
E-Wing $25 - $30
Jabba's Sail Barge $20
BATTLE PACK - 12 $5
BATTLE PACK - 13 $5
BATTLE PACK - 14 $5
BATTLE PACK - 15 $5
BATTLE PACK - 16 $5
BATTLE PACK - 17 $5
BATTLE PACK - 18 $5

OT Series Alphas:
ALPHA SERIES - Bespin Twin-Pod Cloud Car $10
ALPHA SERIES - B-Wing $10
ALPHA SERIES - Imperial Shuttle $10
ALPHA SERIES - Y-Wing $10

EP1:
Flash Speeder $10
Mars Guo's Pod Racer $15
Royal Starship $25 - $30
Sith Infiltrator $25 - $30
Trade Fed. Droid Control Ship $25 - $30
Trade Fed. Tank (non-r/c) $20

EP1 Series Alphas:
Royal Starship $25 - $30
Naboo Fighter $25 - $30
Sith Infiltrator $25 - $30
Droid Fighter $25 - $30

MISC AF
Predator Warrior Transport $25

SST AF
Hopper Bug $10
Warrior Bug $10
Tanker Bug $10
Plasma Bug $10
Remote Control Hopper Bug $10
Remote Control Drop Ship $10
Electronic Tac Fighter (also need a boxed one of this) $15
BATTLE PACK - 1 (also need a carded one of this) $7
BATTLE PACK - 3 (also need a carded one of this) $7
BATTLE PACK - 4 $7
BATTLE PACK - 5 $7

I know my prices for all the "hot" ones are low. I'm stubborn, and will probably never get openers of these since I refuse to pay "market" price for them.

Jeddah - have you tried your library, or a library near a major studio like Pinewood/Shepperton for the magazines?

JediTricks
03-24-2004, 06:15 PM
Sorry VT, I can't find it anymore, all my 12" figs got reorganized by someone else and I have no idea where it be.

Re: Sketchtrooper - after asking about the one you have, someone else got me one. This was in the same transaction as the R1-G4, so since you didn't know about that one, I'm not surprised you don't know about this one, probably both were mentioned in the SAME errant email. Dude, you gotta find a way to clear more space in your hotmail!

That DS9 tech manual sounds interesting...

I believe Paypal says you gotta have a "business" account to receive ANY payments through them of any price, and they charge fee on any received monies that aren't "Check a la Paypal".

Jeddah, avatar changes came with the new server, a bunch retrograded back to previous versions, reason unknown.

vulcantouch
03-25-2004, 10:45 PM
"date for her wedding is set for Feb 27 2005"
-the kind of announcement that'd make an audience groan if she made it as a talkshow (http://forums.sirstevesguide.com/showthread.php?t=23130) guest :o i figured that's who she was (but "brother-in-law"? who sed anythin about marriage? :evil: )- either that or that you'd been shmoozin w/kylie minogue to boost your career ;)

"Yassir has offered me 25 camels"
-my counteroffer is to Not load you down w/25 stank camels ;)

"want to live in ATL or Chi"
-bah, those are just 2 places that aren't d'enver :rolleyes:

"pages that are missing are what I really want to see"
-you're right, you do ;) no ideas but i'll keep eyes open; i found that one, maybe i'll find another :)

jt: "Dude"
-duu-huu-huude, like the scatterbrain song sez, don't call me dude ;P damn tootin the ds9 tech's interesting, esp. at that price (only $1 more than i paid at stfc warehouse sale years back), bagged it 4u today, $6.45 incl. tax :)

"my 12" figs got reorganized by someone else"
-didn't i Say you shouldn't go in for no "queer eye/trading space" makeovers? :crazed: ok lbc, looks like yer gettin a sketchy along w/durge unless i hear different (and if i do, i already got a taker) :) now that you mention it i think paypal did require me to designate my paypal account to "business" in order to keep it :frus:

swaff: "I know my prices for all the 'hot' ones are low"
-no matter for me, i never question a man's target price- tho i do offer my opinion of its realism, when i have one that is :)

"guitars on mushroom? my curiosity is piqued"
-yep, new to me too, but at that price for a double i'll take a chance eh? :)
report: baggins
cds 4me: petshopboys' Behavior for $1, grooverider's Mysteries Of Funk for $2 and ed shearmur's Wings Of The Dove score for $2.50; also cassettes of francoise hardy's Star and ultra nate's One Woman's Insanity for $1 and $.25 :)
books 4me: $1 Roger Ebert's Book Of Film (essay collection) and beavis/butthead's Huh-Huh For Hollywood for free :)
another $2.50 atomix 5-pak for b'jr, plus i found what i think is an mm-size "gundam" or "gundam babies" (its kinda cutesy) ship on the counter of a pawnshop i found cds in, anybody want?
vt

jeddah
03-26-2004, 04:02 AM
Who said I said you said marriage? :p By virtue of any romancipation of my sis, one becomes bro-in-lawuh in mine eyes. :D Oh, and she'll kick you in Harris if you call her Vicki/Vicky etc, it is Vic or Victoria or nonthing.

Alors, for you - and for a limited time only- here are some pics.

1> Andrew, Me and Vic
2> Andrew and Vic
3> Her and her beau (Darren - uber sci-fi, fantasy and gaming phreeek)
4> a-hem
5> The happy couple

:kiss:

jeddah

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
03-28-2004, 10:14 PM
Swaffy, I can offer you a B-Wing Alpha Series for what I paid for it (roughly 4.25 plus shipping). Didn't know you needed one because I have had it laying around for a couple of years now. Got it at a TRU clearance. Let me know if you should so desire it.

VT, I'll gladly take the Sketchtrooper and the Durge off your hands. Ship them whenever you can get to it, and I'll Paypal you as soon as I get the total from you. I am forever in your debt for securing those two htf figures.

Also, I checked my latest bank statement and the company took only the amount requested for the transaction and tacked on nothing else. Even if it does charge me something extra, it shan't be nothing too rich for my blood.

SWAFMAN
03-30-2004, 10:57 PM
Swaffy, I can offer you a B-Wing Alpha Series for what I paid for it (roughly 4.25 plus shipping). Didn't know you needed one because I have had it laying around for a couple of years now. Got it at a TRU clearance. Let me know if you should so desire it.

LBC, I would definitely like to have the B-wing alpha. I will PM you my info, and please do the same for me once you know the shipping. Thanks very much!

vulcantouch
04-03-2004, 09:57 AM
. . .and for the record i never liked "vicki" moniker either, so vic as in fontaine it is, come fly with me :kiss:
report
now that he's covered the metro area, vt grandstands atop an aircraft carrier mm and ostentatiously declares "an end to major hunting season" (which, if the historical precedent holds, means i'll continue baggin stuff over the next coupla weeks) :silly: luckily i'm able to do so with a bang:
at a scalper shop i found a galoob diecast tiebomber on a beat-up card for $5, a defiant/jemhadar/saratoga 3-pak for $15 and a spacedockshuttle/farragut/hms bounty 3-pack for $15 :D got him to take $28 for all 3 ($30 total with tax; one thing i love about mms, scalpers Rarely know what they got- he had Common 3-pax Also priced $15 :rolleyes: ). so here's how i propose we distribute the savings, lmk how it sounds:
$14 for loose hms bounty for jt (that way we still come in under your $15 target max from last year, eh? btw scalper sez he's got a few higher-priced stmms so in case he's got kaztorp/array lmk your max for those :) )
$5 for dc tie-b so whoever here wants at least saves on tax (and if no one does i know b'jr will); priority to first claimer and, for sake of effeciency, whoever's already receiving a pkg from me :)
$11 for jemh, sarat, farrag, defiant & sds- b'jr gets these unless someone can make a Compelling case why they should get :Pirate:
all of which gets me my $30 back :greedy: in other news:
cds for me: $.50 each for squeeze's East Side Story and hector zazou & sandy dillon's 12 (Las Vegas Is Cursed); for $1 each, dj danny tenaglia's double-disc Choice: A Collection Of Classics and a less scratched Being John Malkovich score (so no longer need my old one); and for $2 each bryan ferry's Mamouna maxi-single and American Splendor soundtrack (tho still haven't seen) :)
for VTape club: a second copy of Venice/Venice for $.50 (in case someone wants to join swaffy in the club), and Career Girls (http://forums.sirstevesguide.com/showpost.php?p=23747&postcount=1) for $2 :)
sighted: nm copy of syd mead's Sentinel II book for $25 (http://www.sydmead.com/v/01/bookstore/viewer/sentinel-ii.html) (half original price which is typical for used books, but then one doesn't often find this one used), plus klae/miradorn/bajfighter 3-pak for $15 at same scalper, lmk soon if interest :rolleyes:

lbc: "forever in your debt"
-such sweeping overstatements are liable to be regretted later when uttered in vt's direction :evil: meanwhile roger sketchy-
vt
np: The Price Is Right theme

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
04-03-2004, 10:51 AM
VT-- you've found a happy home for the Tie Bomber, right over here, if no one else has claimed it yet.

Tack it on to the package that will include the Sketchy. I will Paypal you the total cost plus shipping, as well as the $8.5odd cents I owe you for R2-B1. (I have to check my records for the exact amount) Send it whenever you can. LMK if you need my address or anything else.

Do you also have an updated list of wants? I need to double check that to see if I can hook you up with anything.

How do you find these items? I go on hunts and the last MM/AF piece I found was a Toyfare Dagobah X-Wing at a fleamarket over two years ago. People around here I guess appreciate their valuables so much that they cannot part with them.

SWAFFY, check your PM for some updated information. The B-Wing is on route to PA.

LTBasker
04-03-2004, 01:40 PM
Heya VT, lemme know if the guy's got any extra Torps or Arrays after JT gets his, if the guy has any at all that is. I'm still lookin for'em as well, oh and the Ent-E.

SWAFMAN
04-03-2004, 11:56 PM
LBC - check your PM, and thanks much!

VT - I've been viewing the VTapes, and listened to some of one side of the audiotape, so I'm definitely making progress. So far, two of the flix have received the elusive "two thumbs-up", being highly enjoyed by me as well as the ol' ball-and-chain. This batch of indies has several which are similar in a very general way, while also being unique stories. It's almost like I'm starting to recognize the indie-formula.

I agree with LBC about how surprising it is how you find these MM/AF/DCs in scalperstores, etc. I've only found one place ever that re-sold old MMs, and he only had a couple.

JediTricks
04-04-2004, 07:15 PM
HMS at $14 - yay! Thanks, sounds acceptable. :)

Scalper's other wares that'll be overpriced - nay! Thanks, sounds unacceptable. ;) I'm not going to go very high on the Kaztorp, at most $7, and the Array is off my radar at any price now due to lack of funds plus lack of enthusiasm.

(Basker, I have neither currently, though have seen 'em in person thanks to a certain prototour. ;))

LTBasker
04-05-2004, 01:30 AM
(Basker, I have neither currently, though have seen 'em in person thanks to a certain prototour. ;))

Actually meant if the scalper has either the Torp or Array at all. $14 for HMS in an actual shop is amazing though and of course worth every penny. :cool:

vulcantouch
04-05-2004, 09:32 AM
"have to check my records for the exact amount"
-$8.56, minus self-kickin regrets for not waiting so i could send b1 w/these 3 items & save you a buck or two :frus: otherwise "a flawless kill"- and re my wants, see link to which i point ltb below as well as, as always, my trade thred (http://forums.sirstevesguide.com/showthread.php?t=23286), thanx for interest :)

lbc: "How do you find these"
swaffy: "how surprising it is how you find these"
-yeah eerie, ain't it? :sur: don't axe me, i am but a conduit for karmic hunting instinct, with little or no insight into the How much less the Why :Pirate:

"So far, two of the flix have received the elusive 'two thumbs-up'"
-and your thus-far-elusive reactions recieve "two ears up" eager to hear all :alien:

"starting to recognize the indie-formula"
-but of course- all the classic genres from noir to nouvelle vague to scifi gots formulas to some degree, why should indie be any different; looking fwd to your analysis of same on Hump :)

jt: "sounds acceptable"
-only "acceptable" (as opposed to ltb's "amazing" ), hmm? which i spose makes the ds9 tech i bagged you (post 720 above) mere chopped lizard? :crazed:

ltb (email): "Heya VT, I was wondering if you could keep an out for Marvel Legends Blade with comic? (says Blade across the top of comic instead of the Snipes poster book) I know it's not your cup of VTea but you seem to find some pretty hard to get stuff on your toys hunts..."
-i stopped at one comicshop last week after getting email but couldn't recall title you'd cited, and shopowner didn't have email access for me to check :ermm: but i'll keep in mind, lmk min acceptable condition/max acceptable price and if i can't find maybe someone else here can :) also lmk max acceptable price for kaztorp/array/siskosailor/hms k-bop/whatever else scalper might have that you seek; as for ent-e, as you can see (http://www.artasylum.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=12;t=000210) there's one we've been trying to trade for some time, so what kinda xtras might you have? :)
i plan to ship all shortly after apr 16 trekcon, so now might be a good time for receivers to express interest in enclosure of any cd/tape doubles indicated over past few weeks above-
vt

JediTricks
04-05-2004, 03:47 PM
Mmmm... chopped lizard.

LTBasker
04-05-2004, 06:22 PM
ltb (email): "Heya VT, I was wondering if you could keep an out for Marvel Legends Blade with comic? (says Blade across the top of comic instead of the Snipes poster book) I know it's not your cup of VTea but you seem to find some pretty hard to get stuff on your toys hunts..."
-i stopped at one comicshop last week after getting email but couldn't recall title you'd cited, and shopowner didn't have email access for me to check :ermm: but i'll keep in mind, lmk min acceptable condition/max acceptable price

I'm lookin for two (one to open one to keep carded) so one at least MOMC would be good if possible, Blade seems to go for about $11+/- and that's how much I'd like to pay. Thanks. :cool:

I dunno how much I'd be able to pay for the micros, if ya go back to there soon lemme know about how much per. :classic:

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
04-06-2004, 10:12 PM
VT-- I have perused through your list of wants. I jotted down a few that I might be able to five, the most hopeful being an R-3PO, and the accessories you need for a Riekkan, and a Deluxe 3-CPO. I will go a-hunting soon and let you know what I find.

vulcantouch
04-06-2004, 11:31 PM
. . .meanwhile plz confirm which stmms you still seek- ent-e, array, kaztorp; sailor? hms k-bop?

lbc: re those 3 things, plz don't bother puttin yerself out unless you can score any for near-free, cuz they certainly ain't htf or high-priority on this end :)
vt

LTBasker
04-07-2004, 01:22 AM
. . .meanwhile plz confirm which stmms you still seek- ent-e, array, kaztorp; sailor? hms k-bop?

Ent-E, Array and Kaztorp are the only ones. The Sailor and HMS I've had for awhile, thanks. :cool:

Edit: I am kinda looking for another Voyager as well if possible, the one I have is kinda warped and the only way the nacelle pieces grip well to their bars is to keep them upside down, oh and the Miradorn ship (just remembered).

vulcantouch
04-14-2004, 11:40 AM
ltb: tried boiling & bending your voy? if it didn't/wouldn't work, b'jr Might be willing to swap you out a "correct" voy and maybe also provide you w/a miradorn, but you'd have to make it worth his while trade-wise. if you've nothing tradable to offer, here's one idea: i could bag you the prev-reported #10 mirad/bajfighter/klae 3-pack for $15+tax (but as always i'll try to come in under that price). then you let b'jr have the bajf, klae and your defective voy in xchange for the mirad and his better voy. lmk if interested, meanwhile i ain't forgot you still need an ent-e so lmk if any ideas re that either :)
jt: still holding 2nd r1g4 for you but don't feel obliged, it's perfectly easy for me to get a targ refund, otherwise i'll enclose in your pkg, $4.99 +tax :)
trekcon this friday, i'l let yall know if find anything-
vt

LTBasker
04-14-2004, 03:57 PM
I'm in no rush for the Mira/Voy stuff so I'm gonna keep lookin around a bit. I kinda like having a fleet too, even if it is a bit undersized. :D

JediTricks
04-14-2004, 08:21 PM
If nobody else here wants R1, I'll still take him, I know about a dozen people who would be willing to trade for him.

Hey, did you add Gold Leaders chest box to your Hasbro 3.75" accessories wants? I don't have an extra one, but I just found myself one and his chestbox, hose, and belts are all 1 piece and come off without much effort, leaving a few holes in the fig. Nice accessory, I'd tout it higher than the recent TIE Pilot chest box (which is good too, comes off with the hoses that go into the helmet). Seems like you've got this whole miniature SW prop museum going, huh?


BTW, after watching a few eps of DS9 during the marathon on SporkTV (the first network for men who eat at Kentucky Fried Chicken) I gathered up all my Federation STMMs and marveled at their loveliness. A few were less than stellar (pun intended) such as Ent-A, but in general, man do I miss this line!

vulcantouch
04-14-2004, 11:52 PM
"I know about a dozen people who would be willing to trade"
-well why ain't you pointed these dozen in the direction of my trade thred (http://forums.sirstevesguide.com/showthread.php?t=23286)?? come On, hook a brutha Up :nerv:

"add Gold Leaders chest box to your Hasbro 3.75" accessories wants?"
-i heard it was detachable; alas, i've yet to see a single box that Isn't all warped :p but tell me, does he look undorky enough when he puts on the helmet, hidin all his That 70's Hair on his big-azz, tholian (http://members.fortunecity.de/neutralzone/Tholian.htm)-shaped head? :silly:

"I'd tout it higher than the recent TIE Pilot chest box"
-not me; i plan to cut the one off my potf version, drill holes in his helm & then plug the saga version into em :cool: then i'll find some 8-year-old sucker to take the remaining saga pilot w/potf chestbox attached (the Worst of both worlds) off my hands :evil:

"Seems like you've got this whole miniature SW prop museum going"
-yeah i was just thinkin bout that the other day; even tho eventually every one of them equips one figure or another (i often take my time deciding who gets what), i've concluded this focus of mine is an inevitable result of being an mm fan with not enough collecting outlet for same, to wit: the accessories, while avoiding the excessive organic/anthropomorphic aesthetic (which often turns us ship collectors off figures), have in many cases become as admirably, minutely detailed as mm ships. hell, sometimes these accessories could be Combined into a convincing mm ship :cool:

"marathon on SporkTV"
-yeah b'jr mentioned that to me, he taped dozens of the eps (me, i already got all the eps i want, and in desired groupings too- maybe i'll detail same on these forums someday); i was pleasantly surprised to hear that channel gave ds9 such due, i'd've figured they'd only salute white-male-center-seatwelled tos & tng (http://forums.sirstevesguide.com/showthread.php?t=2259&page=2&pp=21) thusly :)

"few were less than stellar such as Ent-A"
-that one was always in my stmm top10; hmm, maybe you got a bad copy? :sur:

ltb: "kinda like having a fleet"
-by that i take it you mean you have xtras of some ships? out of curiosity, which ones & how many of each? :evil:

"gonna keep lookin around a bit"
-your choice of course, but given current supply/demand i doubt you could complete your collection as painlessly & efficiently as via a trade i brokered- but i'd be pleasantly surprised to be proven wrong so good luck :)
vt (http://forums.sirstevesguide.com/showthread.php?t=23629&page=4&pp=10)

JediTricks
04-15-2004, 10:26 PM
Because these folks aren't forumites.


The Gold Leader chest box & gear is removable, but I haven't figured out a way to get it off the legs yet, it may require prying the leg articulation apart. And yes, the figure looks way better with the helmet on, that head just doesn't look right without it.


I also really like figure accessories for a similar reasoning, though I don't go out of my way to get 'em without figs unlike your Frugalness. ;)


I think Spike is using the series because they're owned by Viacom so they get it cheap and thus can use it as afternoon filler now that they've played TNG all the way through several times.


I don't think my Ent-A is a bad copy, I think the design has several significant mistakes. Upper section of the saucer has almost no curve, paint is pretty weak, and the lines are too deep (the Reliant shows they could have done better). Side of the saucer has virtually no detail all the way around and doesn't taper in until it's too late (again, look at Reliant to see what they were capable of). The impulse deflection crystal atop the impulse engines lacks subtlety and is too tall; while the impulse engines have no shape in the back, instead just flat and painted big and red (look at engines and cyrstals of Reliant & Saratoga to see it done right). The "neck" connecting the saucer to the engineering hull is fat and rounded in the front and fat and flat in the back, totally wrong. The torpedo launchers lack all shape, instead being just a brick. Main Deflector just a flat surface with blue paint (I could site lots of examples of STMM being better than this). From there, engineering hull is fairly good, not spectacular but good, the warp nacelles are a little thick but good. Unfortunately, then there's another major offense, the nacelle pylons are way too thick, their sculpted details are like for an entire size down or something, and the sections that the nacelles attach to are big rectangles that should be inside the nacelles, not beneath them.

To say the 1701-A MM is a half-baked Micro Machine would not be a stretch, and that's probably is why it ended up a gift-set exclusive (look at Ent-E, it's fairly weak, Future Enterprise was good work, but probably because it was based on an earlier design). Don't compare it to the Defiant, that's very possibly the worst STMM of all, but if you compare it to most other STMMs, I don't see how you can put it anywhere but at the bottom of your list of quality rather than exclusivity.

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
04-15-2004, 11:19 PM
To clear up the Paypal issue, from what I understand, you can send payment via Paypal for free so long as you back up that payment with a bank account number. However, if someone is paying you through a credit card (the majority of payments), you can only accept it, if you are a member of their premier account. A premier membership is the one where they tack on the fees for receiving a payment. For Paypal they say they offer a free payment service (which is true), yet in reality I'd say at least 80% off Paypal payments are backed up by credit cards, so Paypal scrounges up a percentage on most the transactions carried out. I found that out through my exchange with SWAF.

Needless to say VT, I'll be sending you a check :)

vulcantouch
04-15-2004, 11:44 PM
jt: "these folks aren't forumites"
-so?? i repeat, as Rooster might entreat Huggy Bear, hook a brutha up :silly: if that wouldn't work lmk what you hope to get for it :)

"unlike your Frugalness"
-yeah, just seems a shame to me for a whole fig to go to waste :crazed:

"think Spike is using the series because. . . they get it cheap"
-a plausible theory; i shoulda guessed :rolleyes:

"half-baked. . . probably is why it ended up a gift-set exclusive"
-an interesting speculation that woulda never occured to me, thanx for sharing :)

"Main Deflector just a flat surface with blue paint"
-ah, but what a diVine shade of blue :happy:

"pylons are way too thick"
-so she's a little thunder-thighed. . . considering her other charms i can live with that ;)

"lines are too deep"
-that's what She said last nite :lol: actually i prefer their depth compared to, say, reliant's, cuz it makes them Pop more. mms aren't simply about accurate translation, they're also about artful translation- taking the format's inherent limits into account and deviating from pure faithfulness when it yields a more, shall we say, Charismatic result :) personally i woulda liked the photorp-deck's front to at least sport a black rectangle; i spose i could add one myself w/a marker but in my mind it just wouldn't be the same, since part of the joy of these things for me is they come so ready & complete Without me having to paint, assemble & whatnot.
to me reliant's lamo by comparison, it may be more accurate but it just lays there in dullsville :p i even like ent-a's colors better- but of course that's an area galoob often excelled in; compare, say, the hotwheel atomix trike's green/black/silver scheme to mos eisley landspeeder's same. trike's looks like it came right outta the can, while moseis looks like a picky, well-paid galoob colorist took his sweet time tweaking each hue :) speaking of:
report
found b'jr Another $2.49-targ-priced atomix 5-pack; my fellow mm-ship fanatics who ain't yet got really oughta consider them (bc3, i'm tawkin to Yoo) :cool:
vt

JediTricks
04-17-2004, 04:26 AM
I don't think I know one collector who would go in for these accessory trade things of yours really, but I'll try to remember to bring it up in passing. As for what I'd want to get, I hadn't thought that far ahead. I could go the easy route and say "Holo Luke" since he's the only one right now I don't have that I want that's out, but I don't know if I'd really go there, R1 is a "hot" figure right now and while I don't expect to rip anybody off in trade, asking for a figure that's super-new like a fig from the General Madine wave doesn't seem so far off the map. Of course, what I'd like and what I get are 2 different things, as is evident by the stockpile of POTF2 trade bait I never got rid of.


Only you could be so entertained by the sloppy blue paint on the deflector. Isn't the impulse crystal also that blue, yet not as sloppily applied?

"so she's a little thunder-thighed. . . considering her other charms i can live with that"
- what charms? Thick thighs and thick neck do not the Enterprise-A make, though the latter does make the Enterprise-D.

"actually i prefer their depth compared to, say, reliant's, cuz it makes them Pop more. mms aren't simply about accurate translation, they're also about artful translation- taking the format's inherent limits into account and deviating from pure faithfulness when it yields a more, shall we say, Charismatic result"
- No, sorry, I'm not buying this here, maybe on Space Dock or the TOS Enterprise, perhaps, but the Ent-A has a very specific look and those lines ain't it. They're not supposed to pop, they're a secondary design feature of the saucer, they're supposed to give light suggestion of shape, not demand attention away from real features such as the bridge and impulse engines.

"to me reliant's lamo by comparison, it may be more accurate but it just lays there in dullsville i even like ent-a's colors better"
- I'm not talking about the colors, the color scheme on the Reliant was designed several years before the Ent-A, the Reliant's colors were at the very beginning of the Space MM revolution (though I do appreciate that Reliant's paints are neater and less thick). So what makes the Reliant 'dullsville' besides coloring? And after you answer that, beyond giving some vague artsy comments (if you'll pardon my tactless, tasteless, uneducated, paletless wording), what ACTUALLY makes the Ent-A work for you as a STMM (after all, you did say it posts very high among STMMs on your list)?

vulcantouch
04-17-2004, 09:36 AM
starcon sightings, say so Now if want: $40 predator af in beat-up box, $100 unopened tie-def in better shape. also various furata ships $15 each, exc. for ent-e, sulaco etc which are $30 each
baggins
for b'jr: o-o-p snapfast tf lander for $0.10, all four podracer 2-pax for $1 each and pod race arena (which has aldar beedo pod b'jr never got) in trade for for 1 st & 3 sw mm singlepax we didn't need :)
for tokyo joe: targ-xclusive a-wing for $15; tj gets the pilot and b'jr gets the ship :) also traded a holo-leia r2 and $20 for walmart-exclusive snowspeeder (tj gets the dack & luke figs, b'jr gets the snowsp) :)

jt: "don't think I know one collector who would go in for these accessory trade"
-a longshot as usual i know, but then what other kinda shots are worth pursuing? :)

"Isn't the impulse crystal also that blue"
-prolly; the more "that blue" the merrier :D

"what ACTUALLY makes the Ent-A work for you. . . what makes the Reliant 'dullsville' besides coloring?"
-i hope you won't find it too vague & artsy for me to simply comment that, since nothing beyond what i've already specified comes to mind, the answer to those two questions is to me self-evident when i look at em- one just catches my eye way more than the other :classic:

"pardon my tactless, tasteless, uneducated, paletless wording"
-pardon it? i Applaud it, and thank you for your interest; just wish i had more specifics to offer in return. of course, you've always had a talent for getting me to elaborate, so feel free to keep at it until i cough up more of what you seek :)
vt

SWAFMAN
04-17-2004, 09:49 PM
starcon sightings, say so Now if want: $40 predator af in beat-up box, $100 unopened tie-def in better shape. vt

I s'poze you already tested the seller's resolve, as far as taking $25 for the Pred? Hey, I'm not totally inflexible, I'll go to $28. ;)

[unrelated note: saw KillBill2 at a matinee on Friday. Yowza!!! hella-fun, as you Coloradans say.]

JediTricks
04-18-2004, 08:15 PM
VT, I wish I could figure out the thing to say that would loosen yer tongue about what criteria got the Ent-A so high on your list, but I'm afraid I'm running aground on this. (ok, we're done with the :Pirate: refs for now)

Lemme ask you this, when you see any model of the movie Enterprise/Ent-A, whether it be a level-3 model or a snapfast model or the MM or the ST3 die cast or the Art Asylum version, does it get a high response from you? Are your opinions on the MM version based heavily on feelings for the movie prop's design, or is it an MM first and foremost?

When you look at your MMs together, does the Saratoga catch your eye perceptively more than the Reliant? Do you notice the 'Toga as much as the Ent-A?

vulcantouch
04-21-2004, 12:58 PM
on way there found sun tzu's Art Of War at yardsale for $.25, and once there traded a borg-head water bottle a pal got me in vegas years ago for an applause droid fighter ornament (kinda a less-detailed mm of same but w/the wings separated) :) also traded a 10" dukat fig and an ep2 sticker set two other pals had given me, for another pod race arena (again for the aldar beedo mm; now bjr'll have 2, unless someone here needs) :) but most important for me, i made unexpected headway in my "longshot" accessotrading (http://forums.sirstevesguide.com/showthread.php?t=23286) by trading 3 figs i targ-sale paid $1.25 for each (sa clone, faytonni & factory-flight r2) for the exact accessories i wanted from Six figures: cw fisto's saber, antilles' gun & helm (latter fits & looks Great on my saga reb trooper :cool: ), saga tie's chestbox, saga dengar's backpack & rifle, preview zam's rifle & pistol (waited 2 years for this :) and, of most interest to us mm collectors, wat tambor's holoship since that's the closest we'll get anytime soon to an mm of same eh? :D worked my trade partner (a con dealer) into such trading fever that he let me just Rip the stuff i wanted out of his mint-card packages right there on the dealer room floor while his fellow dealers watched, aghast but unable to tear their eyes away from this 2-way de-commodification; that was fun :D
which reminds me, i got a surprise for you fig-receivers (jt, lbc & ltb): several of the ones i targ-sale bagged after the new year were not $2.52 incl. tax, but $1.25 incl tax- so i'll be passing that savings along to each of you by halving one each of your figs' prices (below) :) anyhoo now that starcon's over i'm readying no less than Eight packages for launch including tokyo joe's. the first four below i can send quickly, while the last three i'd like to send later for reasons specified below. notes on each:
ltb: 3x $2.52 sa clones + $1.25 sa clone + shipping- and my cryptoquextion for you is: you still Jonesin on the same street? ;)
lbc: $4 dc tie-b + $2.52 mcsqetchtroop + $1.25 durge + shipping to add to your prev $8.56 total- & plz remail me your address :) also lmk how important packaging is to you, i.e. mind if i bend any/all cards to ship in smallest possible box?
gsj: $10.47 atte + $9.77 atte + free rotj mag +shipping, plz reconfirm post 638's cryptoquext :)
pf: vintage chewy rifle (trade so no charge); all i need's your address :)
jt: $14 hms b-bop + $6.45 ds9 tech + free-replace sa clone (in trade for atomix, so retro-pricing one of your previous $2.52 figs to $1.25 :))+ $5.28 rig4 + shipping; add to newly-adjusted prev total ($55.43) and reconfirm post 638's cryptoquextion above :) prefer to wait on sending yours so i can finish reading 2 more free trekmags i'm gonna enclose, mm-k?
kak: your cw ekalauncher is $2.48; since this will be our 1st transaction i'll advise you on total w/postage, then await payment b4 sending :)
swaffy: "hella-fun, as you Coloradans say"
-maybe my social circle's mercifully circumscribed but aside from cartman & co. i've never actually heard a coloradoan utter that; it's one of my staple Humpjectives primarily for its concise utility :stupid: by time i returned pred af had been sold; however as per your prev-specified max prices, got you unopened $15 af tanker bug for $10 :) you want i should enclose recently-scored Wigstock and Career Girls club VTapes while i'm at it? recommend both :) prefer to wait on sending in case i can score you more from snail-like sst af source, nn-k?
suggestion for all: if/when you encounter apparently ongoing problem of addressed-to-me emails bouncing (and from what i'm hearing it isn't just plaguing overstuffed boxes like mine :frus: ), might wanna notify me of same via a post in this thred :)

jt: "wish I could figure out the thing to say"
-worry not, you seem to understand that well-chosen quextions are a key to a successful interrogation- a knack that will serve you well when you "ssg user/fan" interview me :cool:

"a level-3 model or a snapfast model or the MM or the ST3 die cast or the Art Asylum version"
-as yet i'm not intimately familiar with any of the non-mm versions you cite, and that fact touches on one of the very reasons i favor mms: getting familiar with mms requires less overall ($$, effort, inflexible display logistics) than the other formats. aside from st3dc which i consider a blaring-white, featureless, needlessly metal version, one drawback they all start off with in my eyes is their size. i do have a few larger ship toys (isd, borg cube & sphere, ds9, vorcha, falcon, tyderium, slave 1, b-wing), but in every case both their acquisitional circumstances were so efficient and their innate charms were attractive enough for me to bother- a litmus test that, for me, mms pass much more dependably than larger-scale toys :)

"is it an MM first and foremost?"
-in light of my above-delineated preference for the mm format, i would say so- good quextion :)

"does the Saratoga catch your eye perceptively more than the Reliant"
-yes, it does, tho it still strikes me as a bit of a missed opportunity (no xwing-style side guns to further set it apart from reliant- or better yet, since it's so similar to reliant, instead galoobb coulda offered an entirely different ship extant at the time, such yridian, cardie patroller, regula 1 etc).

"notice the 'Toga as much as the Ent-A?"
-no and that's an incisive query, in that toga's more sophisticated, subtleized palette is one reason i slightly favor it over reliant :) other reasons are the slightly coarser, more-poppin etchings and slightly-thicker saucer & nacelles which, while i usually favor maximum delicacy for the sake of accuracy and pushing fabrication limits, in this case imparts a more satisfying feel overall :)
vt

LTBasker
04-21-2004, 03:44 PM
ltb: 3x $2.52 sa clones + $1.25 sa clone + shipping- and now for your cryptoquextion: you still Jonesin on the same street? ;)

Don't really understand whatcha mean by "jonesin on the same street"? :nerv:

Clone deal sounds good to me. :cool:

SWAFMAN
04-27-2004, 11:16 PM
swaffy: "hella-fun, as you Coloradans say"
-maybe my social circle's mercifully circumscribed but aside from cartman & co. i've never actually heard a coloradoan utter that; it's one of my staple Humpjectives primarily for its concise utility by time i returned pred af had been sold; however as per your prev-specified max prices, got you unopened $15 af tanker bug for $10 you want i should enclose recently-scored Wigstock and Career Girls club VTapes while i'm at it? recommend both prefer to wait on sending in case i can score you more from snail-like sst af source, nn-k?


nn-k!

Thanks VT! How / when shall I get you the $$?? Lemme know.
(btw, what's up w/ the Avs? Dallas must've really worn 'em down. Not that my Wings have been consistently great, thus far. Just watched 'em drop a heartbreaker to those hoser backbacon-eatin' !*#$%& Flames)

JediTricks
04-28-2004, 06:32 PM
Huh, dunno how I missed this post last week.

Nice gets on the accessories, sweet deal!

All that renumbercrunching has left my brain confused. I'll just trust you on my stuff here.


reconfirm post 638's cryptoquextion aboveOh good, that wasn't confusing at all. :p Luckily, using my mad math skills, I was able to track down that original post and figure it out by seeing the original question, to which I answer: "yes". And enjoy the reading of the trekmags. :)


"as yet i'm not intimately familiar with any of the non-mm versions you cite"
- Shocking! I love the movie Enterprise, so I'm very familiar with 'em all. I did forget to cite (thanks for the spelling lesson BTW, internet pushed that spelling right outta my brain till now) the various pewter versions, tho' only 1 really deserves any mention in this pricerange, the one from Racing Champions.

"one of the very reasons i favor mms: getting familiar with mms requires less overall ($$, effort, inflexible display logistics) than the other formats."
- Yeah, tell that to someone who doesn't have this piece now though. Friggin' scalpers, friggin' Paramount.

"aside from st3dc which i consider a blaring-white, featureless, needlessly metal version,"
- Lemme compare your claims against the 2 I have... yup, yup, and yup. The first one I have was 'battle damaged' when one of the pylons broke by accident and then I gave it a full-on beat-down to match (same thing with the Die Cast Ent-D years later!). Still, up intil recently, that was the ONLY toy version I could even find (the big mixo-chango one was unknown to me until very recently).

"one drawback they all start off with in my eyes is their size. i do have a few larger ship toys (isd, borg cube & sphere, ds9, vorcha, falcon, tyderium, slave 1, b-wing), but..." The snapfast model is about Action Fleet size, the Racing Champs pewter one is about Galoob Die Cast size. I do see what you mean though. But which Larger-Sized Falcon are you referring to, the Kenner/Hasbro full-size one, the Kenner Die Cast one, or the Action Fleet one (or one of the models)?


"is it an MM first and foremost?"
-in light of my above-delineated preference for the mm format, i would say so-At first, I made the same presumption, but then I backed up when I realized that this Ent-A is the ONLY Ent-A in the scale, so it's harder to totally judge that answer at this point. Still, it'd be hard to fully gauge whether I'm splitting hairs with that one or not, so I think the point will stand as an MM.

"-yes, it does, tho it still strikes me as a bit of a missed opportunity (no xwing-style side guns to further set it apart from reliant- or better yet, since it's so similar to reliant, instead galoobb coulda offered an entirely different ship extant at the time, such yridian, cardie patroller, regula 1 etc)."
- On the Toga, are you saying you would have rather seen Galoob make an inaccurate vehicle, or are you saying you would rather it had been a Soyuz class instead of the Toga?

"no and that's an incisive query, in that toga's more sophisticated, subtleized palette is one reason i slightly favor it over reliant :) other reasons are the slightly coarser, more-poppin etchings and slightly-thicker saucer & nacelles which, while i usually favor maximum delicacy for the sake of accuracy and pushing fabrication limits, in this case imparts a more satisfying feel overall :)"
- Hmm, especially taking into account that last part, I'm suspecting that besides your yen for the MM scale, perhaps the MM Ent-A is a more idealized version of the Starfleet design, it captures the very essence of that design because it literally is the prototypical for Modern Trek ships. Or maybe its coarser sculpting and painting are like a loud yell to you rather than the normal visual conversation between the rest of the Starfleet MM vehicles.

I wish I were feeling more inspired right now, but the weather is kinda beating me down today.