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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL OffSeason 2006
« on: June 16, 2006, 10:45 AM »
Even better.  I knew the Hayabusa was fast, but that's just ridiculous.  You can only ride that fast on a closed track.  And guess what?  The guys that ride on tracks not only wear full face helmets, but body armor as well.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL OffSeason 2006
« on: June 16, 2006, 10:33 AM »
What a moron.  This guy has the world at his fingertips.  He's young, a first round pick and now a Super Bowl Champion.  And part of his job is that he wears a helmet to work while people run around hitting each other.  It didn't occurr to him that it might be a good idea to wear a helmet while riding a bike that's easily capable of doing 140 MPH?  Idiot.

I've got a motorcycle license.  I've been through the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's rider course.  And I know about helmet laws and that some states don't have them.  In fact I was mortified at some of the riders I saw the other day in Connecticutt.  They were riding up to the Bike Week in Laconia, NH and a lot of them weren't wearing helmets.  Add in the fact that it had been raining and it's a situation that most responsible riders won't put themselves in.  For ANYONE to get on the road on a motorcycle without a helmet is an act of stupidity.  I nearly lost a friend who wears an open face helmet.  He got hit in the face with a bee while he was doing highway speeds and could have very easily gone down.  I've seen the damage that a rock the size of a golf ball can do to a car at 60 MPH.  Now imagine something like that bouncing off the road from a truck's tire and it's headed right for your face.  Do you want a helmet or not?  If not then you're just an idiot.

Revised after Hasbro's Comic Con announcements.

#03 Qui-Gon Jinn (Ultimate)
#05 Tey How
#08 Queen Padme Amidala (Post-Senate)

#01 Cliegg Lars
#02 Owen Lars
#04 Jango Fett (Ultimate Resculpt)
#05 Jocasta Nu
#10 Kamino Clone (Training Fatigues)

#06 Emperor Palpatine (Senate Duel)
#09 Cin Drallig

#01 Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise)
#02 Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper Disguise)
#04 CZ-3
#06 Bom Vimdin

#02 Luke Skywalker (Snowspeeder Resculpt)
#09 Lando Calrissian (Smuggler)

#02 Hermi Odle
#05 Princess Leia Organa (General/Endor Gear)
#06 Sgt Doallyn
#09 Klaatu (Jabba's Palace)

None, this wave has not hit Jersey yet.

Au contraire, mon frere!  They're in Jersey.

Big goose egg on the Sandtrooper so far...  Disappointed to, but so far the H&V have a chokehold on the pegs around Pittsburgh so Tatooine is barely making it out at a trickle if at all.

They're a different SKU number, so the H&V wave isn't holding things up.  This is a pretty common misconception.  Look at The Saga Collection basic figures from the battle waves as something akin to Collection 1 from past lines, and the H&V and Greatest Battle waves as something akin to Collection 2.  How can you tell this?  Go to a Target store with the newer model of scanner.  The new scanner not only gives you a price, but also the SKU and stock info.  The H&V wave figures have a different SKU from the rest of the line.

The only thing that may be holding regular TSC figures from getting on the pegs is real estate.  If the pegs are full of the H&V wave, then the directive the employees have is to not put new stock out until old stock has been cleared out.  But the inventory of new TSC figures may actually be in stock at that store.

Hmmm, 4 out of 10, huh?  My batting average is dropping.

Gentle Giant / Re: Gentle Giant Busts
« on: June 14, 2006, 11:47 PM »
They really have screwed the pooch on this one, haven't they?  Sorry to hear about the cancellations guys.  Welcome to the world of the disappointed, disillusioned Gentle Giant collector.

Just one so far.  I don't know that I'm gonna go crazy on this one.  Because when I tally up the POTJ Sandtroopers, the Sandtrooper 4-pack and all of the Evolutions Sandtroopers I's a lot!

I'll probably get at least 4 more.  I actually like the accessories a lot.  But the pike does NOT fit well in this Sandy's hand.  And then there's also the matter of what to do with the thermal detonator when this Sandtrooper has the backpack on.  I'm kind of stashing it in one of the voids in the backpack, but then the backpack doesn't fit as flush as it should against the armor.  Oh well.

The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: June 13, 2006, 02:42 AM »

Hydro-man - saw only one, but it sucked royally.  Left him on the pegs.  Unimpressive figure with an odd look on his face.  Pass.

Most of the Spiderman line has been thoroughly forgettable over the past few months.  the Hobgoblin that's out now is pretty crappy compared with the one they did a year or two ago.

Saga Collection '06 / Re: 80 figures for 2006?
« on: June 13, 2006, 02:39 AM » is saying there will be over 80 figures this year.    :o

From that article...
"First up is the new Saga range which will have over 80 basic figures from all 6 movies. "

2006 Saga Collection -
53 Basic Figures
12 Episode III Heroes and Villains Figures
14 Episode III Greatest Battles Figures

Well, that's 79 figures right there... and that is only through October or so that we know of.

Is that counting the running change on the Endor Rebel Trooper?

Saga Collection '06 / Re: Battle of Endor Wave
« on: June 10, 2006, 07:44 PM »
And nobody collected those Force Files.

Except maybe Jesse.

They had a ton of military info in them.

Call me a nobody then.  I have them all in a three ring binder in those plastic business card holders.  Wow, I suck.

I did something like that with the Jedi Force files, too.  But I used baseball card inserts.  Also did this with the POTF2 Flashbacks, although there were a lot less of those.

Traded for one this afternoon.  I've yet to open it, but it looks okay for what it is.  5 figures for $25.  And they're army builders, too.  It's all good.

The ARC Trooper figure could definitely use some updating.  But it's also not the worst figure going.  I'm sure at some point Hasbro will update the ARC Trooper.  Just not now.

Yeah, a Utapua version would be great... until then, it might not be too hard to repaint one using pumpkin orange paint to make a Utapua one.


I wouldn't even waste the time it would take to do that.  The fact that they've made this one in purple shows me that they're planning on doing an Utapau version.  Enjoy the purple in the meantime.

Updating this after today's GG fiasco.

Gentle Giant / Re: Gentle Giant Busts
« on: June 9, 2006, 03:08 PM »
This sucks.  When are these companies going to get decent computer systems to deal with the number of costumers who want to buy their products?

So now I'm going to see if someone wants to trade a BH Stormtrooper for a Toy Fair Vader.  Damn.

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