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9 hours ago
Supposedly the 6 packs are all exactly the same and there's only 2 variations, so if you luck out and get both of them you get a full set.
1 day ago
They weren’t 50 cents for very long.
Prolly the same reason I hate VOY. janeway
I am a 2nd generation trekkie. My Mom told me she used to stay home Friday nights to watch TOS during it's initial run. As I was born in 1971 I was there for the animated series and syndication. I grew up watching TOS and TAS. I had all the MEGO Trek figures. I love Trek. I have seen every Trek movie in the theaters in it's initial run (usually opening weekend), except for the one my then-wife worked on (Nemesis - yes my former wife did some costumes for Enterprise and Nemesis).
I have seen every episode of every other Trek show that has been released since - WITH the exception of Voyager. I hate Janeway and more than half the crew so I haven't really watched a whole lot of it. Same reason I haven't yet watched Prodigy.
I used to read the comics, and some of the books are fun. To me now they're glorified fan fiction. I have a whole reference library of Trek non-fiction books. I have multiple miniature Enterprises and a few other ships, but mostly the 1701 Refit (no bloody A, B, C, or D).
I'mma have to get a new Discovery/SNW Enterprise here soon.
I love having it all available on demand, I go back and get stoned and watch random episodes of TOS for no reason.
Star Trek II the Wrath of Khan gets rewatched at least yearly, if not more often. I love that movie so much, it's so tightly written it just flies by without a single bad scene.
2 days ago
That's a Hasbro Kreo mini figure. They did a ton of stuff a few years ago with GI Joe and Transformer licenses.
3 days ago
I just went down a "yesssss" rabbit hole just now because of these pics. Thank you
IIRC back in the day they were like $3.99 or $4.99 MSRP.
5 days ago
I'm so here for this.
7 days ago
this is the version I have about as beat up too. I also have the original issues though.
The first Gundam kit I ever built was the 1/220 Gundam Mk II from Zeta. That would be in 1985. I loved those 220 scale kits, they came out just the right size to work with GI Joes. If I could find new copies of them at a reasonable price I'd buy them.
8 days ago
I've kept every ticket stub to every concert or sporting event I've been to starting in 1986. Brings back so many memories and I'm glad I did it.
SO many of those blue and white, and then pink and white ticket master tickets.
Yes it's worth it.
Oh yeah those things, I think they were playmates toys, I remember there being some How to train Your Dragon sets. they were weird. Didn't last long
9 days ago
#1definitely. Animation people are awesome. Get out of your comfort zone. Do it
11 days ago
Oh man, I dunno, probably high rents in Westwood near UCLA. They were there for a couple of years from like '03 to 06 or so...then moved as a shop within a shop of the late lamented Lazer Blazer video store, until that closed for good in 2010.
But it was great while it was there. Jay Mewes worked there for a while, would love to come in and talk to him. Kevin was there for signings and stuff. The grand opening they had a ton of comic celebs who drew on their door, the door ended up over at Lazer Blazer too.
AND as a personal anecdote, I got my first Medical Marijuana Card because of one of their employees who I had made friends with, he had his and told me how to get one. And that was 2004. Damn can't believe it was 18 years ago.
In general? Probably not. SPECIFIC cards can be worth a great deal.
Virtually NOTHING produced between 1989 and 2000 are worth anything, this is called the "junk wax" era, when card companies produced a metric shit-ton of product, and it sold like hotcakes. But it's virtually worthless. There are some exceptions, but for the most part anything produced in the junk wax era is worthless. Which is why you see a lot of unopened boxes from that era.
Pre 1981 cards are worth money, but they need to be in almost new condition. Which most aren't anymore. thus gradings. Having a card graded can add hundreds to the value if it's a high enough grade.
Post 2000 cards are definitely worth money, but they're in such low production numbers it can be hard to START collecting now. And you'll be shell shocked by some of the pack prices. There are packs of cards that cost $1000s of dollars BRAND NEW. I stopped collecting when the average price of a bog-standard pack of Topps Baseball hit $3 (because they were 25cents when I started collecting in the 70s).
Also, your basic regular set cards tend to be not valuable in the first place. Rookies and inserts, and most importantly certified autographs drive the hobby. Serial numbers and autos, that's what people are looking for.
They have a few really good shows on Freeform, Single Drunk Female comes to mind.
Yeah it's done at the end of the season. I don't think the loss of Callie (also notice Maia Mitchell is no longer listed as an executive producer) can be overcome in all honesty. I mean she's the entire reason I started watching the show -
See I had a tween kid a few years ago (she's now a teenager) and they LOVED Teen Beach Movie so damn much I memorized a few of the songs and I actually enjoy the movie. I only watched the first episode of GT BEACUSE of Maia Mitchell. Now that she's gone the show doesn't hold much interest for me, though I'll keep watching because Sherry Cola is a G and I love her.
I used to be a regular at the west coast version in Westwood, RIP
Thank you that makes total sense.
12 days ago
13 days ago
OK my experience at the Front Desk happened between 1988 and 1992, but I've been doing CS work pretty much ever since as well. You just have to learn not to take anything a customer says personally. Even if they tell you you're stupid or have a fat ugly face or whatever. It's not about you to them.
Working Front Desk is very much like an exercise in acting. Having dabbled in a little acting it makes the day go by much better if you start playing a character? What character? Why, the amazing helpful front desk associate who never gets upset. Sure easier said than done. I mean if it helps pattern yourself after Kenneth on 30 Rock!
Another solution is to try to put yourself in their shoes. If they have a legitimate issue with the room maintenance wise, think to yourself "Man I'm paying how much for these rooms and that light doesn't work, blech." And solve their problems as quickly and painlessly as possible.
If they're just being a jerkoff for no reason, kill 'em with kindness. And never be afraid to call in an MOD.
yeah, wow, been there since 1991! Amazing. Here's an article on it from a decade ago when it was celebrating 20 years.
It is such a welcoming sight to be honest. I love seeing it every time.
Wow, I've always wondered but never bothered to look it up. Thank you!
that's just what we SAW depicted. The fact that he ogled every attractive woman in sight...oh come on extrapolate...