NOVEMBER 05, 2001 - MONDAY
Blastshield training Sneak Preview
The weekend sure passes by way too quickly :( I did however finish the
Chess table and bench (well
almost - LOL) They are all painted and look awesome, All that is really
left is for me to make decals for the Control Panel. That should be done
for next week. But for today, you can see 17 NEW pictures :) all in Niubniub's
Sneak Previews Section. As usual, click on Blastshield
Training to view the pictures.
Monsters Inc. is BRILLIANT !!!!
I so LOVE Pixar :) If you haven't seen this movie (hmmm there was a Episode
2 trailer so I bet you all did go already - heh heh) Go next weekend.
I have seen it 3 times so far, it is sooo good. I thought Toy Story 2
was great but man, I haven't laughed this much in a long time. All the
character designs are right on and Boo is just so cute, not to mention
a dead ringer for my best friend at work Melanie :). The sequence with
the door chase is unbelievable. This movie excited me soo much that I
had to go and buy...take a guess...yes...TOYS :) I will try and put up
reviews sometime during the week.
Attack Of The Clones trailer
Well since you know I went to see monsters Inc, you also know I, like
20 million others :), saw the Episode 2 teaser this weekend. Was it worth
it? DUH - LOL. Simple and yet did the trick...got me all excited for next
summer. I cannot wait to see this movie. Plus I get to have more diorama
ideas - heh heh. The few scenes gave me the impression that Attack Of
The Clones will be a much more exciting movie then Episode 1. I now more
then ever want to work at ILM (doesn't everybody?) Anyone have a time
NOVEMBER 06, 2001 - TUESDAY
Catching Up With the Visitors :)
I am so behind in updates to Niubniub's
Visitors Dioramas Section. So I worked all night to add new pictures
to 3 of Niub's Visitors... Ed
Baruli's Death Star Control Room, Brent
McCracken's Emperor's Arrival and 3 Movie Scenes from Chris
Kelso. If you have pictures you want to share with the rest of us,
make sure to send them in. I love seeing what you guys and girls are up
I was asked yesterday if I could work the nightshift this week (5pm to
3 am) in order to finish some avalanche fx scenes for the film we are
working on. Hopefully I will be able to do some updates during the day
if I am not too tired.
NOVEMBER 07, 2001 - WEDNESDAY
Character VR Wednesday
It's almost 4 am and I am sooo tired. But because I love you all so much
I made a special VR last night... Luke Skywalker
Bacta Tank This is one of Hasbro's best figure for the value this
year. No one has an excuse now not to make a diorama display of Echo Base's
Medical Center :)
If want to see what he looks like in 360 degree stop motion animation,
go now to Niubniub's Virtual Characters C:VR
section and click on the Rebels Sub-Menu.
NOVEMBER 12, 2001 - MONDAY
Back to normal :)
Well I am happy to announce I am back to day shift at work. Thats the
good news - for me at least - LOL. The bad news is I had no time to work
on the Falcon diorama :(. I know many look forwards to monday mornings
to see what I was up to during the weekend, I will try and work on it
a couple of hours at night during the week. Maybe have a post before friday
Top 6 Wanted and favourites - Results Posted
Thanks to all who voted, I really apreaciate your participation :) You
can go find out if your choices made it to Number One in the Top
Six Favourite Dioramas and Top Six Wanted
Share your views on Star Wars figures
I am happy to announce that I have modified my Choose
A Character figure reviews. I added a "Final thoughts" box
that gives a longer description of my views on the figure. But more important,
a NEW space where you, Niubniub's readers, can share your opinions with
the rest of us.
I want to thank Nils for helping me get started and showing you how it
works. :) So far only the Power
Of The Jedi reviews have been updated. Soon every figure, ship, beast
and playset will have a space for you to give your opinion. I think this
will be a fun way to see how many people agree or dissagree with our views
Send in as many reviews as you want, even if they are older toys. I will
place them as I update those sections later this week.
NOVEMBER 13, 2001 - TUESDAY
Huge Visitors Dioramas Update
I thought I would get caught up to date with the pictures I had been
sent for Niubniub's Visitors Dioramas
Section. So I am happy to share 3 visitors with you today.
First up is an update of my friend Nate
True. He sent me some amazing pictures of the Bespin
Room where vader beats the poop out of luke :) An ingenious use of
my Downlaod Textures was used in nates diorama.
Next up are 2 brand NEW visitors, David
Hannebohn and James Warin
who were kind enough to share their dioramas with the rest of us. Make
sure to check them all out. And if you made a diorama that you want to
share with the rest of the world :) Send me your pictures. I would LOVE
to see them.
NOVEMBER 16, 2001 - FRIDAY
Niubniub's WideVision Diorama Cards
Keven and nathen have done it again - great job guys :)
I am happy to bring you the first
5 cards of Series 2 -
The Empire Strikes Back. You can still view the entire Series 1 -
A New Hope. It's all in Niubniub's
Widevision Cards Section. Check it out, and remember, you can even
print them out like I do and store them in your binder. Just like real
All 3 Episode 2 Teasers Now Online
I have just watched the 3rd and final Episode 2 Teaser: "Forbidden
Love" You can download it on the Official Star Wars Site or at Apple's
Quicktime Trailers Site section.
Teaser 1 "Breathing" :
I really like this teaser. It does the job. Makes you want to build a
Time Machine so you can warp to May 2002 NOW - LOL. It's cool to see 3P0,
Yoda, The new ships, Jango and the Asteroids, I feel like I am 13 again.
Teaser 2 "Mystery" (Need the Episode 1 DVD) :
Finally after many complaints Lucas made the DVD Teaser available to us
Mac Users. Was it worth all the hassle? You Bet!!! I thought I was excited
seeing the First Teaser, Wow was I drooling watching this one. It is fun
to see how Episode 2 merges with images from the Classic Trilogy like
Sandcrawlers and Luke's Home. Obi-Wan finally looks the part with his
beard and have you seen the Tie Fighter stuck in Padme's Hair? LOL.
The humour seems a lot more tongue in cheek like the Classic Trilogy then
corny like in Episode 1. And it's funny to see that many of the Episode
1 rejected designs appear in Episode 2 like Watto wearing his cap and
the alien species in the arena that look like battle droids (the original
neemoudian design) Really cool!
There will be many many cool dioramas to create for this film. Next year
will be a fun one for all of us I am sure.
Teaser 3 "Forbidden Love" :
The final Teaser shows us the love relationship and looks like Titanic
in Space. I expect Leonardo to pop up any minute - LOL. Yikes. I know
we have to see the love story and all but I hope it isnt 75% of the movie.
I don't know, it sure seems sappy. I wonder if Padme bought her fireplace
outfit at an Olivia Newton-John convention? - LOL - You older guys will
get that one, hee hee. The cool thing is that we now have 3 teasers to
look at over and over until next March :) Plenty to fill up a bucket's
worth of drool. When can we reserve our tickets? - heh heh
Nintendo GameCube Launches Sunday :)
Woohoo I am so excited. Finally Sunday i will be able to go and pick
up my Nintendo GameCube and Star Wars Rogue Squadron 2. :) This weekend
will be one filled with decisions :P
1) I must visit Mommy Niubniub on her Birthday
2) I must play Game Cube :)
3) Work on Falcon Diorama
Hmmm tough choices....I will pick #2....Sorry Mom - LOL. I will probably
do all 3 and tell you all about it on Monday. Have a great weekend everybody!
NOVEMBER 19, 2001 - MONDAY
Blastshield training Sneak Preview
Mom is happy, she likes her birthday present and I am happy because I
got my Nintendo gameCube and You guys will be happy because I have some
New Falcon Pictures for you today :) I managed to finish the Falcon Hallway
- minus the lights - all which can be found in Niubniub's
Sneak Previews Section. Just click on Blastshield
Training to view the pictures. New pics are on middle of Pages
15 through Page 17.
NOVEMBER 20, 2001 - TUESDAY
Blastshield training Sneak Preview
Boy, it took me all night to paste your reviews but I managed to finish
before going to bed. I can't thank you enough for sending in so many Visitor
Figure Reviews! If you want to see what others opinions are of Star Wars
figures, Just go to the Power
Of The Jedi Menu in the Choose
A Character Section.
If you want to send in your opinions, just click on a figure and hit
the email button at the bottom of his Review Page. Send in as many as
you want. It's with your help that this section will become fun.