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1:6 Scale Figures and Collectibles / Re: Sideshow Militaries 12" Gree
« on: December 15, 2011, 06:27 AM »
They seem to be hammering us again with everything that is shipping.  It seems like I have been getting non stop shipping notices from SS since November.

LEGO / Re: LEGO Sale
« on: November 18, 2011, 06:44 AM »
Got my Shop@home catalog last night and there's a 10% off coupon on the back.  Ironic because I just found my vip card and stamp booklet thingy the other day.  Actually I'm not even really sure what the vip card is good for...sure sounds important though.

VIP card gets you points if you shop at a Lego store or at  It is your basic rewards plan that gives you coupons for every dollar spent.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: College Sports 2011-2012
« on: November 9, 2011, 01:43 PM »
He should be fired immediately.   He knew someone on his staff molested a kid and should have called the police, regardless of any Penn State policy.  It isn't like Sandusky got drunk at work or stole some petty cash, he freaking touched a kid.  For someone who is a parent and a grandparent and refers to his players as his "kids" he should have went above and beyond to make sure Sandusky was prosecuted.  He just let it go and thought the University would handle it.  Granted, the higher ups should be fired too for not getting this thing prosecuted.  However, Sandusky was seen as recent as last week at the Penn State football complex.  You don't let someone come back at all unless he has had his day in court and been cleared of the charges.  Paterno may have done that what was legally required of him but he sure as hell didn't live up to moral obligations.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Harry Potter
« on: October 25, 2011, 02:58 PM »
Seems a bit strange considering Deathly Hollows Part 2 doesn't come out for another two weeks.  Additionally, both Death Hallows movies have yet to receive the Ultimate Edition treatment and there has yet to be an eight movie set put out.  I guess this could be a precursor to the final ultimate editions and the complete series set.

Sideshow comes through again.  After numerous emails over the past couple months that my waitlist reservation was going to be cancelled, it was converted to an order this morning.  I look forward to receiving this one and getting a Bacara on preorder tonight.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: JediDefender Fantasy Baseball 2011
« on: September 29, 2011, 09:28 AM »
What was the point of what seemed like hundreds of relief pitchers?  I can understand giving somebody some experience or helping someone out, etc., but why do something to blow a lead like that?  Boston did do themselves in, especially not being able to beat the Orioles, but it just seemed a bit of a strange call by the Yankees to me.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: JediDefender Fantasy Baseball 2011
« on: September 29, 2011, 08:50 AM »
Not that I'm really a baseball fan, but does anyone think the Yankees threw the last few games to the Rays due to the Boston rivalry?  Weren't they giving anyone an opportunity to pitch last night, even if they had a 7-0 lead?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Toy shopping in your dreams?
« on: September 6, 2011, 06:19 AM »
I have had several dreams of going to stores that don't exist.  They end up having a Star Wars toy section that is probably half the size of the entire toy section in Target or Walmart.  I usually find many items that don't exist.  The main item seems to be what look like either never produced or bootleg vintage figures in plastic Kenner baggies.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Cataloging you collection?
« on: July 27, 2011, 07:33 AM »
I have just used a spreadsheet with tabs for different items.  At this point, I just have one tab for vintage that lists everything I have in that area since it is mostly just the 3 3/4" figures and the 12" figures.  For other stuff I have tabs for 3 3/4" OT and prequel, 12" for both and misc. (ships, beast packs, etc.) for both.  Also have tabs for Legos, Hallmark ornaments, replicas, books and comics, loose figures, etc.  For figures I would track name, cardback type, serial number, and price I paid.  For other items, I have different columns, like set number and block count for legos or author for novels and comics.  Last tab is a running total of all of my items, mostly for insurance purposes.

The Star Wars set and a few others went live about 11:30 AM EST.  I have been watching the site all morning.  About 10:30 AM, I got an error on a refresh and figured they were about to go up.  Sometime between then and 11:00 AM they added the "Exclusives" option to the navigation window, but it only had a book until 11:30.  It took me 20 minutes and six different browser windows to get from my shopping cart to the actual checkout page.  Whole site is running extremely slow.

Looks like everything is up now.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Harry Potter
« on: July 21, 2011, 09:20 AM »
He was way to manic in the beginning; a prime example is when Harry's name comes out of the Goblet of Fire.  Book Dumbledore would not have grabbed Harry and shook him like Gambon did.

That would have been the director's decision, not the actors...

So the actor has no say in their performance?  I could understand the child actors no being able to have input, but someone of Gambon's stature?  I would think Gambon would have some input, then again, he never read the books and only a script so he didn't have much of a basis to say something was out of character.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Harry Potter
« on: July 21, 2011, 07:14 AM »
Finally got to see this last night.

For the Gambon/Harris debate, I think one of the biggest gripes about Gambon is that he never read (and from what I can gather, refused to read) the books.  To me, I think that is essential to being a major character in the series.  I would say he got better as he went through the movies.  He was way to manic in the beginning; a prime example is when Harry's name comes out of the Goblet of Fire.  Book Dumbledore would not have grabbed Harry and shook him like Gambon did.

Anyone feel that the pacing in this movie was rushed?  I think they could have benefited from making this installment 2.5 to 2.75 hours long instead of closer to 2 hours long.  I felt that the Hogsmead bit was rushed as well as "the sacking of Snape" (or however that chapter was titled) scene.  I feel that Part 1 came a lot closer to the book than Part 2.

As for character deaths, I think they were pretty consistent.  I guess they got lucky that the actor who played Crabbe was the one busted for pot and not the actor who played Goyle.  I do have one character death question, did Wormtail die in Part 1?  I don't recall seeing him in this movie, but he certainly didn't get his book death.  Towards the end of Part 1 when Harry and company escape the basement, did Dobby kill Wormtail, or just knock him wasn't too clear.

1:6 Scale Figures and Collectibles / Re: 12" IG-88? Oh my.
« on: July 18, 2011, 03:23 PM »
This has seemed to be the typical SS mode for the past couple of years.  Up until these last few preorders, pretty much all the 12" stuff had shipped, with the Waxer 2 pack coming out soon.  Now we are getting a ton of preorders all in a row.  Last year it seemed to be the same thing where all the previous years preorders shipped and then they hit us with a ton of preorders in short order.  Not that I can complain when they are doing new stuff like IG-88 and the battle droids without much "duplicates" like Gree.  However, even Gree is a bit unique with the armor color and head sculpt.  With Boba Fett coming, I can only imagine that Jango isn't too far behind.  I wonder if we will be seeing Dengar, Bossk, 4-LOM, and Zuckuss in the not too distant future.

I meant I was shocked that you are getting new sculpts at $60 a piece instead of more like $80-$100 a piece.  I have yet to take any of my clones out the box due to lack of display space so I'm not sure of the type of plastic used.  I would guess it is the more rigid type from the look of it.

I am a bit shocked at the price.  Your average clone now seems to be in line with the Gree price at $125.  The armor has been sculpted for quite some time now.  Only things that are different is a head sculpt (which is partly the same since they all based on the same actor) and the paint scheme.  The battle droids are all new bodies and sculpting and are at a price point that harkens back to the beginning prices points.  I think the original Jedi Luke was somewhere around $60 or less when he first came out.

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