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I saw the new Luke at a Target over the weekend.

It looked very out of place.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: August 18, 2014, 05:33 PM »
I hope the new stormtroopers aren't using the E-11 anymore. Also it would be nice if they hit their target

I was thinking the same thing... not so much about the gun, but when I saw the sleeker helmet my first thought was that it would be cool if these weren't your grandfather's Stormtroopers - if they were actually kind of frightening and not so inept.

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I finally got mine on Saturday.

The last kick in the balls was that it took me 30 minutes of waiting at the FedEx Kinkos that they sent it to before someone could actually get the package for me from the back.


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I bought a Legends Stormtrooper at Target Saturday and it was $5.99 if that means anything...

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: August 17, 2014, 02:58 PM »
They look like ducks.

Why would there be stormtroopers anyway? I thought the Empire was destroyed. Are we talking about a hold out faction near a certain black hole maw facility?

You need to forget everything you know about the expanded universe.

It's all out the window.

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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: August 16, 2014, 10:41 AM »
Yeah, I'm sitting on $20 worth of rewards from over the last year or so. My goal is to bump that total to around $50 and put it towards either the Ewok Village or the Sandcrawler.

This is what I do with my Amazon rewards... I let them pile up all year then wait for the bigger sets to show up on Amazon Prime so I can skip the tax.

I managed to buy one of the $400 sets, I think it was the Death Star for about $175, and I got the Ewok Village for about $90.  Now I'm saving up points to get a break on the Sandcrawler. 

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Ha.

I got a call from someone at FedEx about two hours ago and they're telling me that they'll reroute to the FedEx-Kinkos near my house tomorrow.  So, in theory I'll be able to pick it up right down the street tomorrow, but I'm expecting something else to be screwy with that plan.

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Until very recently my wife worked out of our house... but that's not going to fly anymore.  From here on out I'll have stuff shipped directly to the office for sure.


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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: August 15, 2014, 03:25 PM »
Thanks for the heads up.  I've got a pile of birthday cash on the way and was thinking about picking up the new sets with it... might as well wait until October since I'm not opening them now anyway.


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They do, and allegedly Saturday is my final delivery attempt, but the Chicago Air and Water Show is this weekend and I'll be damned if I'm staying home to wait for a toy when the Blue Angels are right down the street.

I don't care if the box is roughed up as long as the contents aren't broken, I open everything anyway.

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More updates even though this doesn't matter to anyone but me... I called last night and they said they'd look into it and that they'd call me by 10:30 this morning and that I should call if I don't hear from them.

Of course I didn't, so I called and was told that the shipper restrictions meant they could not re-route the package and that it was on the truck to go to my house again today.  Which wont' work.

Three phone calls later and I spoke to a woman who said she'd re-route to the FedEx Kinko's by my house, but I doubt it's going to work.

The pick-up location is a two hour round trip from my house. 

I should have just kept my BBTS order and paid the extra $30.

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Despite being told they would deliver to my office today, there was another slip on my door when I got home.

DHL is much better at this than FedEx.

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And, he's gone again.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A thread about concerts.
« on: August 14, 2014, 05:26 PM »
Funny, I met Paul Stanley at the Lego store about 2 hours ago.  They're in Chicago this weekend.


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For anyone still trying to order one, the SDCC version of Jabba is in stock at the moment over at HTS.

http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/star-wars-the-black-series-6-jabbas-throne-room-set?BR=495&ID=33689

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