MAY 01 2001 - TUESDAY
Choose A Character - 2 forgotten Reviews now added
I've just now noticed that I had never uploaded the reviews for Anakin Mechanic's Pit Droid and the 300th Boba Fett. If you want to read my thought and see their pictures click on the POTJ Icon in the Choose A Character section.
New Questions answers in the FAQ Section
I've added 3 new Questions and Answers (8,9 and 10) that might help you Diorama Makers out. Click on Niubniub's Questions Tips and tricks Icon. If you think you have a Question that might be interesting to others as well, feel free to send them to me. I will Answer as best I can :)
My Toy Collection - Matrix Pics and Reviews
I am slowly starting to update My Toy Collection Section the way I intended from the conception of the site. Taking me longer then I thought but I slowly want to catalog and review all of my toys. Today I offer you reviews of The Matrix Action Figures. I will try and place reviews of more toy lines as often as I can. If anyone can get the 2nd wave of Matrix Figures for me I think I can give you some COOL items in trade ;)
MAY 02 2001 - WEDNESDAY
Character VR Wednesday
Today's VR is the first to have been made at my work :) I added particle effects to to the pictures to simulate actions in the movie. Who am I speaking about? Well Chewbacca Millennium Falcon Mechanic of course - LOL. Check him out and the other cool stop motion animated figures in the Virtual Characters C:VR section.
MAY 05 2001 - SATURDAY
Introducing first 2 partners here at the site
I am happy to finally announce to you all that Randy Falk and Nils Guldberg are joining Niubniub's to help me flesh out the DVD reviews section. With Star Wars Episode 1 coming to DVD this November, I have a feeling a lot of you will be discovering the amazing world of DVD video this Christmas - LOL.
I have changed the reviews design similar to Siskel and Ebert's buddy system. This way, you can see if I agree or not with what Nils and randy have to say - heh heh. Also at the bottom of each review is a e-mail link for you to participate and let the world know what YOU think of the film.
DVD Weekend Suggestion Reviews
This weekend, Nils pick is Alien Special Edition and Randy chose Hollow Man. You can read our thoughts on these DVD's as well as our first reviews...Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park 2 Lost World, Muriel's Wedding, Planet of the Apes, Titan A.E. and X-Men. Just head on over to my Home Cinema section and click on the DVD Reviews Icon. Remember you can participate! Just go to the review page of the film and click on Rocks or Sucks. I hope to hear feedback from you.
I also updated the New DVD's section. Perhaps you also bought some of these new releases.
WOW, Toy hunting jackpot !
This week I bought the new Mummy Returns figures and Shrek figures. They are really cool. Look for pictures and reviews of these toys during the week in My Toy Collection section. I also got the Lando wave - so expect new pics of the figures and Force Files as well. I have a busy weekend ahead of myself - LOL.
Mummy Returns! Starts this weekend
I can't go until tuesday, some of the effects look really amazing. If any of you guys go see it this weekend, send me your comments. Is it good or should I save my money :)
MAY 07 2001 - MONDAY
Sneak Previews: Jedi Council Chairs
Since I am waiting for my Sebulba Pod Racer to come in the mail, I can't work on my Leia's Plans diorama so I thought I would finally get cracking on my Jedi Council Chairs. If you are curious to see what you will soon be able to take home - hint hint - Head on over to the Sneak Previews Dioramas section and click on the Jedi Council thumbnail.
April's Top 6 Results tabulated
MAY 08 2001 - TUESDAY
My Toy Collection - New Movie Maniacs
Another toy line has been expanded to individual pictures and figure reviews. this week you can click on Movie Maniacs icon in My Toy Collection section. I can't wait to get the series 4 with all the Terminator figures. If anyone can get me the Adult EVE from Species (movie accurate version), She's the only figure I am missing that I want in my collection, I can arrange a very cool trade - hint hint.
MAY 09 2001 - WEDNESDAY
Character VR Wednesday
Choose A Character - Wave 10 Figures
I have received the Lando Wave, Jar
Jar Tatooine, Lando Bespin
Escape, Tessek, R2-Q5
and the Collapsed Pit Droid
- Thanks Brent :) Their pictures and my review can be found in the Choose
A Character Section. Just head on over and click on the figures names.
Jedi Force File Cards - Wave 10
For those who don't open your figures and want to see what you are missing - ha ha - I have added the Jedi Force File Cards for Jar Jar Tatooine, Lando Bespin Escape, Tessek, R2-Q5 in the Jedi Force File Cards Section.
Mummy Returns - First Major Summer Smash
Well I went to see Mummy Returns last night and I will say this...Thank God I paid $6 - LOL. There were some funny dialogue and some really cool Special Effects. Especially the army fight between the Warriors and the Anubis. Think Gungan battle ;)
What surprised me most though was the quality of some of the effects. Sometimes I thought I was watching the 7th voyage of Sinbad - a great movie, but not cg effects we are spoiled with today. What happened here? Were all the best people working on A.I. and Jurassic Park? Is it worth seeing? at least on dvd in 6 months. But the battles scenes are most impressive. I did however like the first better.
MAY 10 2001 - THURSDAY
POTJ in Montreal - Hooray for us canadians - LOL
Last night after groceries, I went to Walmart and found the Lando Wave of figures. There were lots of wave 7-8-9 as well (Queen Red Dress, Leia Bespin, Han hancuffs, K-3P0, Aura Sing etc...) It's really cool to see that the same waves showing up in the US are hitting our Canadian stores at the same time. Especially after 2 years of NOTHING! So fellow Canadians...get to the stores and cancel your Ebay Bids :) We can finally pay for our figures in Canadian currency - hee hee.
Hey Canadians!!! TOYS "R" US Ripping us off !!!!
I just want to mention how mad I am that TRU is selling POTJ figs at an outrageous $11.99 each plus tax when at Wal-Mart they are $8.91. I also noticed the Shrek Toys I bought at TRU (big mistake) were $4 cheaper at walmart :(
Why not let TRU feel that this is unacceptable. I for one will no longer buy ANY toy at TRU. I will stick to Wal-Mart and Zellers. If you feel like doing the same, Excellent. It's just so enraging when a store thinks it can charge anything they want and get away with it. As they say on The Weakest Link...."You are the MOST Expensive....Goodbye"
MAY 12 2001 - SATURDAY
DVD Weekend Suggestions
Do you have a DVD player? Want to know what we will be watching? Here are this weekend's sugestions. Nils selected the awesome Aliens Special Edition. Randy's pick is Almost Famous. And as for me, well after seeing The Mummy Returns this last week, I thought I would revisit The Mummy. A much better film then the sequel in my opinion. Just head on over to my Home Cinema section and click on the DVD Reviews Icon.
Remember you can also participate in the reviews. At the bottom of each dvd review are links to place your votes and let other readers see what you thought of the movie as well.
MAY 14 2001 - MONDAY
Sneak Previews: Jedi Council Chairs
I managed to finish the sculpt of my first model "A" Jedi Council Chair and Sunday I started work on the second model "B". If you wish to take a peek, head on over to the Sneak Previews Dioramas section and click on the Jedi Council thumbnail.
My Toy Collection - New Section Mummy Returns
Another toy line has been added with individual pictures and figure reviews. This week you can click on The Mummy Returns icon in My Toy Collection section. If anyone has seen the Anubis figures in store can you let me know? Thanks :)
MAY 17 2001 - THURSDAY
Character VR Wednesday - well thursday :)
Today's VR is Lando Calrissian Bespin Escape. A really nice figure and hard to believe I know - but I actually LOVE the cloth cape on him. I think it's the only cloth item that works well and doesn't look like a piece of kleenex ;). Check him out and the other cool stop motion animated figures in the Virtual Characters C:VR section.
So busy at work - but 3 day weekend coming up
I have been swamped this week due to a dealine - always the case in post production - but I have something special planned for tomorrow and here in Canada we have a holliday Monday so I will have 3 days to devote to dioramas and the site. Will be lots of update material for next week :)
MAY 18 2001 - FRIDAY
MAY 30 2001 - WEDNESDAY
Character VR Wednesday # 25 !
Can't believe I already made 25 of these ;) This week's VR is Jar Jar Binks Tatooine. Do we really need another Jar Jar? C'mon Hasbro. Check him out for yourselves and the other cool stop motion animated figures in the Virtual Characters C:VR section.
Again Time To Vote...May's Top 6 Sections
I need your participation again, at the end of the month I like to get feedback on your favourite and Most Wanted Dioramas. Will Vader's Secret remain at #1? just head on over to the Top Six Favourite Dioramas and Top Six Wanted Dioramas Sections to vote.