FEBRUARY 02 2001 - FRIDAY
Top Six Results for January 2001
The votes are all counted and you can now see if your choice made it
to number 1 for the month of January 2001. Just click on Top
Six Favourite Dioramas and Top Six Wanted
More Visitors Dioramas
I have added new pictures of David
Jonathan Syczylo's cool Neemoudian battleship diorama in Niubniub's
Visitors Dioramas Section. If you make dioramas please send me some
pictures. I can make a section for you too :)
Want to see what you missed in January?
The month of January
has been added to the News History
Archive Scection. This is where you can catch up on what you might
Survivor 2: The bugs are back ;)
Did any of you catch last night's episode of Survivor? I would NEVER
have been able to eat those gross bugs - ewe. Niubniub is a BIG wimp -
LOL. I would have puked them out like that lady did. I can't believe how
much I love this show :)
FEBRUARY 07 2001 - WEDNESDAY
Sorry for the lack of updates
I am swamped at work doing overtime, trying to finish a commercial for
next week. There is so much to do and so little time for such complex
shots. So this week might be slow but I promise to catch up this weekend.
Unless I have to go in and work again :( ughhh.
Character VR Wednesday
Well it's that day of the week again. You can now go see in the Virtual
Characters Section, a full 360 animation of R2-D2
Hologram Leia. I know a lot of you still don't have this best R2 ever
made. Here's your chance to see what the whole fuss was about. Let me
know what you think :) and send in suggestions for next weeks VR.
Huge thanks to David
Just want to publically thank you for getting me my R2-D2
Hologram Leia Action Figure. Finally I have a R2 Hologram Figure -
Yeahhhhhhh. I am glad things worked themselves out :) Give a big HUG to
your mom for me - hee hee.
New Fan Websites added
For the curious who want to see what your fellow collectors are up to
I have added 2 new sites to Niubniub's Fan
Sites Section. Please go visit Mike's Star
Wars Trade Zones. You could even make some good deals there. Also
check out Matt's Last Rogue
Standing Customs site. Keep up the great work guys.
FEBRUARY 09 2001 - FRIDAY
New Figures Pictures and Characters Reviews
I've been able to take pictures of the latest figures I bought last week.
Check out R2-D2 Hologram Leia,
Mon Calamari Officer,
IG-88 Bounty Hunter, K-3P0
Echo Base Protocol Droid and Plo
Koon Jedi Master. You can read their reviews as well as every Star
Wars figure in my collection in Niubniub's Choose
A Character Section.
New Figures Force Files Cards Online
I've added the 4 latest figures force files for those of you who don't
open your figures and are curious to see what they say. Check out Mon
Calamari Officer, IG-88 Bounty
Hunter, K-3P0 Echo Base Protocol
Droid and Plo Koon Jedi Master.
You can see these and all the other cards in Niubniub's Jedi
Force Files Cards Section.
Survivor Star Wars style
You might have read about this on other sites, but I just wanted to remind
you about the cool Star Wars Survivor Spoof over at Scott
O'Hairs Hyperspace. Check it out and cast your vote for banishment
Niubniub stuck at work
Our dealine has changed from next Wednesday to Monday :( - The joys of
working in Post Production - LOL - and looks like I will be working like
a madman all weekend. If I can squeeze in a few hours of free time and
not in a coma, I will try and update the Death Star Console (the base
is finished and the labels are 95% done) and show you what I've added
to the Gungan Head to finish up the Sacred Place Diorama.
FEBRUARY 14 2001 - WEDNESDAY
MAJOR Problems with my computer !
As you may have heard on other sites - thanks Chris, Dan, Capt. Tarpals
- I have spent the weekend in hell. From having to work overtime, to ice
storm, city wide power failure, car break in, and to top it off my IMAC
is FRIED - Thank you Hydro Quebec - LOL. I cannot acces the desktop to
get at my sites folders - Thank god for backups :) and cannot link up
to the net to upload information to you guys. Still, all these problems
are better then the kidney stone I had - Oh yeah!
I managed to get this message to you from work, but now won't be able
to update until my computer gets back from the shop, hopefully soon and
NOT in 6 weeks. In the meantime, I will keep working on my dioramas so
that when my computer is back from the doctor, I will have A LOT of stuff
to show you.
Also, If you have sent an e-mail and do not get a reply within 1-2 weeks,
PLEASE e-mail it again. I cannot access my e-mail properly at this time.
There are chances it could get lost in this whole mess. I do read and
reply to every e-mail sent and I enjoy chatting and helping you out. I
would hate to miss out on your comments because of a technical glitch.
One last thing, I decided to upload 2 new items while I had the chance.
Read about them below. Hopefully I can post another update and get back
to full swing very very soon.
All the best - Frank the Niubniub.
Death Star Console Accessory Complete :)
I have finished the Death
Star Console and managed to put the pictures up before my computer
acts up again. You can see it in the Sneak
Previews section. Click on Page
3, Page 4 and Page
5 for the latest additions.
New Visitor Dioramas
New Pictures of Ed Baruli's
Purchase of the Droids diorama have been added to Niubniub's
Visitor's Dioramas section. I am sooo jealous of his custom droids
! Let's hope someone at Hasbro sees these and wisens up that WE WANT MORE
DROIDS!!!!! - LOL - (Sorry it took sooo long Ed)
FEBRUARY 15 2001 - THURSDAY
NEW FIGURES FINALLY HIT CANADA !!!!!
Most of you who read this from the USA might not know that we Canadians
have NOT had ANY new figures since Adi
Gallia!!!! That is almost 2 years!!! and 45 figures ago. We had to
fill the gaps in our collection through friends or auctions like ebay.
Well the wait is finally over... I found these at my local Wal-Mart in
Quebec. Click on the pictures to see them full size. Here are the facts
for my Canadian friends....
1- Only 10 figures will be available. A mixture of Waves 2, 5, 6 and 7
2- Figures were stocked yesterday morning at WAL-MARTS at $8.91 + TAX
3- TRU have NO figures yet, Col1 and 2 are listed in their computer but
haven't even hit the wharehouse.
BUT here's the stinker - will cost $11.99 + TAX - MAJOR RIP OFF. I would
boycott TRU and buy ALL my figures at WalMart. So let's hope that new
figures keep coming up North and in droves. Demand IS here, there were
only 7 figures left on 10 empty pegs. The dude in the toy department told
me 24 more cases were on the way for next week :)
Good Chances my computer comes home Saturday.
I have been told that i might be able to pick up my IMAC this saturday
after the new ethernet card is installed. I am keeping my fingers crossed.
I hope to be at full speed by next monday.
FEBRUARY 19 2001 - MONDAY
Finally - New pictures of Gungan Sacred place :)
It's been a while, but I was able to work on the Gungan
Sacred Place Diorama this weekend. it's almost finished, Just a coat
of paint and we can move on to another - hee hee. The new pictures are
on page 11 and page
12 in the Sneak Previews Dioramas
section. Let me know what you think :)
Niubniub is happy - my IMAC is fixed - yeah !!!!
As you probably assumed, seeing there was an update this morning, my
computer is all fixed. All that's left now is to catch up on the stuff
I have to show you. Should be a fun week of updates.
Classic Figure Reviews - Need your input
A couple of people have asked me if I could add a section of reviews
for the Classic Star Wars Figures. It would be a lot of work (but I still
have all the figures my mom got me as a kid) but before I start, I would
like to know what you guys think? Is this a good idea? Send me an e-mail
and let me know your thoughts on the idea.
FEBRUARY 20 2001 - TUESDAY
New DVD reviews
I have added 4 new DVD reviews in the Home
Cinema section. Last weekend I watched Hollow
Park 2: The Lost World and Naked
Gun 33 1/3. Click on the title to read my thoughts on the movie and
if it's worth adding to your collection.
Secret Page found again this week
Congratulations to Logan, Maryanne and Paul who are the only 3 to find
the secret page this week. Way to go guys ;)
Download Link Fixed
Sorry about yesterday, I am making modifications and put the wrong link
up. Everything shoul connect properly today.
FEBRUARY 21 2001 - WEDNESDAY
Character VR Wednesday
This weeks lucky figure to come to life is Selbulba
Boonta Eve Challenge. At fist in package I thought, "great, another
useless Sebulba" but once opened he is the BEST Sebulba Hasbro has
made. The neck articulation is awesome. Anyways check him out and all
the other 14 animated figures in the Virtual
Characters C:VR Section.
New Download Textures and Easier Navigation
I have modified the Download section today making it easier for you to
find what you are looking for. There's been so many textures added in
the past 3 months that I thought it might be starting to slow you down.
So the main menu page is now
text based, asking you to select a diorama scene you want to make. After
choosing the scene, you will be brought to it's particular menu page with
the thumbnails you are so used to seeing by now. After that, it's click
and print as usual.
I have also added 2 new textures of 2 Death
Star Floor Grids in the Episode
4: A New Hope Death Star Menu. I lost all e-mails during my computer
crash and I can't remember who created these awesome textures. Can you
please e-mail me? Have fun and send me pictures of your end result. I
am curious and would love to see how you have used them in your diorama.
FEBRUARY 26 2001 - MONDAY
Gungan Sacred Place is finished :)
I managed to find time to paint the gungan heads and place them in their
final resting place :) You can see the latest in the Sneak
Preview section. Go to Page
13 of the Gungan Sacred Place
and you will even see a peak at the diorama with figures. I will take
pictures and place them on the site later this week.
Big Thanks to Brian :)
I just wanted to publicly thank Brian K. Pennington for the cool Death
Star Grid texture he created in the Download
Section. Thanks again Brian, great work!
Preview New Classic Comparison Section
I am working on 2 new sections that will premiere this week. Click here
and you will see a preview of what I am working on :) There are good chances
that all figures comparisons will be ready by wednesday.
FEBRUARY 27 2001 - TUESDAY
2 New Power Of The Jedi Reviews
I was sent 2 more figures that put me up to date - not counting the Aura
Sing wave, in case anyone wan't to help me out, hee hee - You can now
see pictures and what I think of Han
Solo Bespin and Sebulba
Boonta Eve Chalenge in the Choose
A Character Section.
Jedi Force Files
I also took the time to scan the figures files. You can read Han
Solo Bespin and Sebulba Boonta
Eve Chalenge Bio's in the Jedi
Force File Cards Section.
New Classic Figure Comparisons !!!
I have put the first 10 figures online in a new section called Classic
Character Comparisons. In this section you will be able to see what
each Kenner figure looked like in the 70's and 80's beside it's newer
Hasbro 90's counterpart. For you young visitors, maybe this is the first
time you have ever seen these figures. For the rest of us OLD folks ;)
Sit back and take a trip down memory lane - heh heh heh. The icon to access
the section in on your left.
New Classic Figure Reviews Also Added
When you go into the Classic
Character Comparisons section, If you click on the figures picture
you will go to it's Choose
A Character Review. For the moment, I have not yet completed the Classic
main menu, if you click on Classic Luke's head, you will be sent to a
broken link. This will all be fixed by end of the week.