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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Celebration Anaheim 2015
« on: April 18, 2015, 03:01 AM »
I pestered the crap out of Jeff and the other Hasbro reps several times today.  Distribution, ad nauseum.  I told them how frustrating it is to look at their case full of figures, old and new, many of which have barely ever hit retail (told 'em to check eBay prices for verification).  I told them that their HORRIBLE 4" distribution problems specifically caused me to decide NOT to collect their 6" line for fear of dealing with the same problem twice over.

Mentioned the crappy paint apps from the past year, the need to keep some OT (and articulation) flowing through the TFA release, missing/cancelled figures whereabouts, wanting some playsets/dioramas (shut up!), etc.  Got all the usual evasive and vague answers that Hasbro's been giving for the past 2-3 years.  I tried to emphasize the point that I've been a lifelong carded/loose completist, and that their current/recent 4" SW "business model" has me extremely close to quitting the hobby after 20 years (actually, 37 years).  I mentioned that I'd been getting the same answers as far back as DDP and the prior Hasbro crew, so he got the gist, and definitely acted ashamed/embarrassed/frustrated by the state of things right now, knowing that I wouldn't buy the usual BS answers.

Then I told him if he doesn't give me a Sim Aloo, Cliegg Lars, and a Cantina Distillery soon, I'm going to beat the crap out of all of them at the next Celebration.  Or maybe I didn't actually say that part.  I don't recall now...  :-X

Hasbro gives me a ******' headache.

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New parts coming to Disney BAD...

Ah, crap!  I haven't finished up the old ones yet.  I sure hope they don't swap all the old ones out for the new, or I'm in deep Bantha doo-doo...

With 3 new carded droids coming now too, I'm getting mildly nervous that this (exclusive) line's going to continue on for quite some time.  Not that I don't love me some astromechs (who doesn't?), but oy!!  Not to mention these things aren't available outside of Disneyland, like they are at WDW.  Sure wish they still had the "shopping pass" out here.  That thing was a godsend during all the Star Tours figures!

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LEGO / Re: Star Wars Celebration 2015 LEGO Exclusive
« on: April 17, 2015, 03:00 AM »
Does anyone know if this is for sale at the Lego booth/play area, or is it only at the Celebration store?  Any limits on it?  I can't find boo for specific details on it anywhere...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The let's get JediMAC to post again thread
« on: April 16, 2015, 08:33 PM »
I will stick with Tilted Kilt I guess.

I've only been there once myself, but that's a perfectly fine substitute, no doubt.

Getting a little concerned about attendance here though.  I'm going to look pretty stupid sitting in Hooters with my SW shirt on waving a big red Clippers dong, while eating hot wings and drinking a pitcher by myself.  Whole lotta talk in this thread a couple years ago about this weekend, so at least one of you tools better be flying in!  Don't make me have to go to Applebee's with my wife!  You won't like me if I have to go to Applebee's with my wife...  >:(

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LEGO / Re: Star Wars Celebration 2015 LEGO Exclusive
« on: April 16, 2015, 05:52 PM »
Check your PMs, Pete.  I'm grabbing one for myself, but if they allow you to buy two, I'll get you hooked up...

- M

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The let's get JediMAC to post again thread
« on: April 16, 2015, 04:35 AM »
Hooters is still open somewhere?  ???

Indeed.  Looks like you'll have to drive about 170 miles to your nearest one in WV though.  Sorry, Jess.

Anaheim Hooters (right next to Angels stadium), just a couple miles down Katella from C7!  An easy (drunken?) walk back to the hotel...

Say, about 7:30pm?  I might even still have my Hooters gift card that Ryan sent me in our Secret Santa exchange nearly a decade ago, if I didn't lose it in the move.  I'll definitely be expecting JD giftbags again too!  I'll be the one in the pink sweater, with a big yellow Lakers red Clippers dong, but you already knew that.   :-*

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The let's get JediMAC to post again thread
« on: April 16, 2015, 01:45 AM »
We should all make a point of going to Celebration VII and then ignoring the Celebration part and just party together.  I'd be down for that...

Probably would be a lot more fun.  No exclusives to wait on even.

In.  Do I still need a press pass?

In.  I even have a super special shirt I'll wear for him....... ;)

:D  Let's do this.  :D

OK, so I'm heading 45 minutes down the freeway to C7 tomorrow.  I assume we're still on for this big reunion, right?  I trust we're meeting at the Anaheim Hooters...  What time?   :-*

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Since I canít edit the damned Birthday Thread title anymore, and since thereís only one thing that annually trumps New Yearís in the Star Wars collecting community, especially this year, itís time we start a thread honoring the momentous occasion of the 40th anniversary of the birth of the creator of ICMG, the architect of Hoth Hanís blue jacket (or is it brown?), the discoverer of Greg(g); and celebrating our love affair with one Olí Cocky Bastard, JDís heart and soul, 4 decades of OCB, and the official welcoming of Scott to the OLD fartís club (pka ďThe CanadiansĒ)...



Happy 40th Birthday, Scott!  Without getting too sappy, thanks for the friendship, memories, laughter, knowledge, generosity and fun for the pastÖ oh hell, however long itís been now.  But most of all, thanks for two of my all-time favorite Star Wars figures.  My collection would be forever incomplete without you being the beacon of light guiding Hasbro through their oft gloomy tunnel of darkness.

Now hopefully Dale or Nathan can dig up the dancing monkets, llamas, bananas, etc for the special occasion...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The let's get JediMAC to post again thread
« on: November 23, 2014, 02:45 AM »
^ Let's get a thread to have this guy post again too.

For my old Wildcats buddy...


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I'm not collecting 6", but I noticed last week that our local Walmart's already clearancing out a couple 6" stragglers, including ROTS Obi and Greedo for $12/ea.

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OK, let's go with...
  • Tonnika Sister(s) (Shut up, I don't care if I'm wasting a vote!)
  • Tzizvvt
  • Reegesk/Ranat
  • Melas
  • Solomahal
  • Arliel Schous/Defel
  • Lirin Car'n
  • Baniss Keeg
  • Blue Gonk Droid
  • General Bob Hudsol
  • Cantina Distillery  >:(
As an aside, it would be nice if Scott would update the freakin' Who Is Left Master Archive before we move on to the other movies.  It's only been 2 1/2 years since it's last edit...  ::)

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 6
« on: November 23, 2014, 01:57 AM »
After having never seen a single Starkiller or Malgus during their previous TVC run, I've now seen at least 10 Starkillers and 5 Malgus this week in the new blue TBS wave between several Targets and TRUs nearby.  Crazy.  I kinda wish the paint apps were identical to their TVC run, so I could skip needing to backtrack for their TVC openers.  Oh well.  Probably close enough for most (normal) folks though, fortunately.  Tons of the rest of this wave everywhere I've been lately as well (R5, Luke, Vader, Yoda).  When it rains, it pours, I guess.  Hopefully this pleasant (shocking) uptick in distribution lasts for a while, 'cause the past couple of years have been absolute ****...

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Anyone know what scale these Disney Store exclusive die-cast ships are in, or if they're actual rehashes of the Titanium or Galoob ships...?  $80 for 9 ships makes me think they're sized somewhere in between the Titanium ships and the old Action Fleet ships.  Just curious, after catching Jayson's news post over at Yak about it.


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The let's get JediMAC to post again thread
« on: November 20, 2014, 03:58 AM »
Birthday thread?  Phhhth.  Who needs that, when we have this special dedicated thread right here, which sufficed just fine the prior couple of years.  Like I said, sadly, no bribes of birthday love in 2014.  Keep this up and, well... you don't want to see me angry...


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The let's get JediMAC to post again thread
« on: November 18, 2014, 04:50 AM »
I don't think he'll be participating in this thread, as he's still pissed off that his birthday wasn't even acknowledged this year (despite his continued absence). Then, on top of that, Jeff's gone and embarrassingly demoted him in the annals of the TCJDSWCC.

Dicks.

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