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Happy birthday!  I just hit this one last year, and you know what?  It's okay being 30.

« on: September 24, 2003, 12:47 AM »
Sad to say, but probably true.  I mean, I've seen the old switcheroo in items before.  Whether it's figures that someone resealed, or Cinema Scenes that someone changed the figures on, or most recently an Imperial Forces 4-pack that was missing the AT-ST Driver, and had a Captain Typho in it's place.

« on: September 24, 2003, 12:24 AM »

I've been reading many reports of Wal-Marts across the country cutting the cards in half, so that they could sell each of the two figures individually at $5 each.  Can you believe that crap!?!?   >:(  If you see this happen in your local Wal-Marts you should complain to the store manager about that, and how you should report them to the Better Business Bureau.  That's what I would do.

It turns out that this might not be WalMart's doing.  I've heard of more incidents, and I have a theory.

Have any of the reports included findings of the Clone Troopers or the ARC Trooper from the value packs?  My guess would be no.  I can see this happening:  someone (probably an army builder) buys one complete set, but wants more of the Clone Troopers.  However, they don't want more of the Anakin's and Yoda's.  Those two figures both have the barcode on them.  So, the person who bought them might be cutting the cards, keeping the bonus Clone Troopers, and returning the Yoda's and Anakin's.  They're then getting their money back, and effectively getting the Clone Troopers for free.  PROVIDED the return clerk isn't a complete dullard, and might actually notice that something's wrong with the incomplete cardback.

Nice scam, huh?

JD Sports Forum! / Re: Batter up! The JD Baseball Thread...
« on: September 24, 2003, 12:15 AM »
The Yankees  win!  Thuh-uh-uh Yankees Win!  They're the 2003 American League Eastern Division Champions!

JD Sports Forum! / Re: Batter up! The JD Baseball Thread...
« on: September 23, 2003, 09:25 PM »
Of course, I want to see the Yanks back in the series.  Been a fan since I was 4.

As for the National League, I'd like to see the Cubs.  For whatever reason, I just like them.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: First Look at Jabba at GH
« on: September 23, 2003, 01:43 PM »
Here's my two cents on the Jabba Glob, and I'll keep it at that:

It's not a bad sculpt.  The sculpt is probably one of the better Jabba sculpts that was done.  I only had problems with the paint job (not quite there, but almost), the mouth, the material it was made from, and the marketing (they really could've marketed the item better than they did).  This Jabba looks much more like the Jabba we knew in ROTJ than any other release.  The only other one that comes close in appearance is the Jabba with two-headed announcer, and that's plagued by an action gimmick.

As it is now, my Jabba's palace scene has a Jabba glob in it, with the vintage dais.  I will just wait and see on this new version, and decide when I see it.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: Batter up! The JD Baseball Thread...
« on: September 23, 2003, 01:37 PM »
Red Sox magic number is 4 for what?  The Wild Card?  I know that the Yankees have 2 magic numbers, and it's kind of confusing.

Their magic number of 1 will clinch the AL East division title.  That's all the games they would have to win.  Now, technically the Red Sox COULD tie them in the W-L columns if they only won one more game.  HOWEVER, with the Yanks-Red Sox season series at Yankees 10, Red Sox 9, the Yanks would win the division on that tiebreaker.

So, if the Yankees make it to their magic number of 2, with either 2 wins, or a Yanks win and Red Sox loss, or whatever combination, they would then have the best record in the AL East, and win the division without reverting to tiebreakers.

It was all very confusing to me at first, but that's the deal in the AL East.

Other Toy Lines / Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« on: September 23, 2003, 01:31 PM »
I've done okay thus far, with a friends help.  From MLB 7, I've got the following so far:

-Bernie Williams gray and pinstripes
-2 x Ivan Rodriguez Marlins' chases
-Barry Zito gray variant
-Scott Rolen retro Phillies gray uniform

-Rich Gannon black uniform
-Rich Gannon Chiefs uniform variant
-Drew Bledsoe blue jersey
-Drew Bledsoe white jersey
-Emmitt Smith white jersey
-2 x Emmitt Smith red jersey variant
-Mike Alstott red jersey
-Joey Harrington blue jersey
-Priest Holmes white jersey
-Deuce McAllister white jersey
-Shaun Alexander white pants

So, I completed my regulars for NFL6 this morning.  Now, I gotta work on the variants.  So, if anyone finds the following and will part with them, I'd be very thankful:

-Falcons Favre
-Panthers Davis
-Dallas Emmitt Smith
-white Alstott
-white Harrington
-blue pants Alexander
-black McAllister
-red Holmes

Thanks folks!

Other Toy Lines / Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« on: September 22, 2003, 09:27 PM »
So Sports Picks fans, how are you faring with MLB7 and NFL6 so far?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Birthday to Angry Ewok!
« on: September 22, 2003, 09:26 PM »
Happy belated birthday, Angry Ewok.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: "Clerks" Cartoon on Comedy Central
« on: September 22, 2003, 07:14 PM »
I just can't believe that they got Alec Baldwin to do one of the voices.  That was always very surprising.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: Batter up! The JD Baseball Thread...
« on: September 22, 2003, 07:13 PM »
The Yankees magic number is down to 1!  Bring on the White Sox, and let's win another Eastern Division Title!

Toy Reviews / Re: Anakin (Clone Wars)
« on: September 22, 2003, 12:08 AM »
I got this figure last week.  Pretty cool.  My main question is this:  how well will he fit in his Jedi Starfighter?  Reason being, I tried putting him in the blue Jedi Starfighter, and it just wasn't a good fit.

« on: September 21, 2003, 11:46 PM »
That sounds pretty sketchy.  Reason being, the barcode is only on the underside of the regular figure's bubble.  How are they able to scan the Clone Troopers?

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2003
« on: September 21, 2003, 11:26 PM »
Well, today's NFC East game was nearly a heart stopper!  The Giants put up 21 points in the first half, only to have Washington rally to tie the game.  Thank the maker they pulled this one out in OT!

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