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For me it's about 5 1/2 hours ago.  

Less than a mile from home, I stop at the red light.  Waiting for my turn, it's essentially post rush hour and WHAM!!  Some guy in a truck plows into the back of me :o >:(

Guess what the first word out of my mouth was?  Inside the car that is.  I see no point, no matter the overwhelming temptation to beat the snot out of the guy, in getting mad.  License, registration and get out of there before hitting someone.  This is not to say I'm not unbelievably ticked but it serves no good purpose.  

Even worse, red light, maybe 10-15 cars around at various points of the intersection.  You think anyone pulled over to be a witness?  Nope, not a chance.   >:(  Thanks folks, maybe I'll help you out when your house is on fire ::)

Anyway, for our American friends, no civil suits of that sort up here.  A vehicle has to be insured to be licensed, so that side is covered as should be all the damage to my car, but what a pain in the butt (neck?).  Probably $1500-$2000 damage and I'll have to file a police report.  The good news is that our insurance adjustors and the guys who estimate damages are pretty clever in determining how the damage occurred.  Even if the guy turns into a complete knob and tries to claim I backed into him, the damage will tell a different story.  Here's hoping he doesn't try that.  

Annoyed, I am...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Too quiet, where are you people?
« on: October 20, 2003, 08:11 PM »
Lots of product out and to be found.

Lots of things in the news - Vikes win, World Series, hockey's back on....


What are you people doing.  Speak up, I CAN'T HEAR YOU! :-*

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Watto's Junk Yard / Goin' Shoppin' - need your help
« on: October 16, 2003, 03:48 PM »
Alrighty then, I'm a week away (well, 9 days) from going and buying up all the toys in the greater Cincinatti area ;D  These are the stores I can think of checking and have done the store locator schtick for:

Walmart
Target
KB
Kmart
EB
Meijer (curse you McFarlane and your red paint)
Gamestop
TRU

Aside from a disturbing lack (in abundance, not complete) of Target stores, what am I missing.  I'm hunting primarily for Star Wars and McFarlane Sports Picks.  Help me out please.

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Modern Trading / Trade list (wants added)
« on: August 22, 2003, 01:55 PM »
But you may or may not want some of it ;D  Here's the deal, where something is obviously not mint, I have noted it.  If you are a carded collector, please tell me and I will check condition before we finalize.  I have denoted trilogo figs where they occur; if it says nothing, it's on a US card.

For those that don't know, I am in Canada, so decide whether that bothers you in advance ;)

My wants list will follow, I need to construct it and may not be able to do so until later.  If you have clone 3 packs, you've probably found something I want.  I'll sell this stuff too, if you like.

POTF2
Orange Card
Leia bilogo
OB-1 tri – healthy crease in card
Dagobah Luke bilogo

Green carded Hologram
4-Lom
Garindan – tri
Bib Fortuna

Flashback
Darth Vader – tri – creased card

Episode I
Senator Palpatine x2
Sith Speeder and Darth Maul – tri

POTJ
Ellors Madak x2 tri
R4-M9
Vader Emperor’s Wrath
Sabe
Aurra Sing tri
Leia Bespin tri

Cantina Sets
Ponda Baba
Greedo

Saga
Reek Beast
Slave I

3 ¾
Royal Guard
Djas Puhr
Endor Rebel Soldier (beard)
Yoda Jedi Master tri
Count Dooku
Darth Vader Bespin Duel tri x2
Luminara Unduli tri
Chewbacca cloud city capture tri
Tusken Raider w/Massif
Clone trooper Pilot x2 trilogo w insert catalogue
Kamino Escape Jango Fett (ATOC Saga card)
R2-D2 Droid Factory Flight

Death star accessory set x2
Endor Victory accessory set x2
Stormtrooper builder set x2

Kubrick’s
IG-88 x 2
Bossk
Boba Fett

Pez
Luke Skywalker x2
Boba Fett

Tomy Series 2
Complete set – Boba/Han Carbonite, Yoda, Maul/Qui-Gon, Han & Chewy

Marvel Spiderman
Hobgoblin

LOTR – FOTR
Legolas - bilogo
Aragorn - bilogo

LOTR-TTT
Gollum -bilogo

McFarlane

NHL2
White Lindros

NHL3
White Bure
Mogilny Blue

NHL4
Shanahan red x2
3rd Jersey Salo x2
Richter blue
Smyth blue
Smyth white
Roenick white logo
Iginla white
Kovalchuck blue logo
Francis red
Shanahan white

NHL5
Blue Sakic x2
Red Koivu x2
Blue Cloutier
White Domi
White Hossa (error)
Blue Messier

MLB4
Grey Ichiro
Grey Hoffman

NFL4
Sehorn red socks
Favre green
Williams Dolphins

NFL3
Jackson

Wants

following soon.

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Well, at the very least for toys.  Just read through a couple of the other toy lines threads and could have made a similar comment in each one for the most part.  So I thought I'd concentrate it here.  I suppose it probably belongs elsewhere but it can be moved if necessary (or deleted, I just need to vent).

From the Marvel Legends line, I see sales on older product and guys only parting with $5 and change of their disposable income.  Up here they cost $14.99 plus 14% tax and are next to never clearanced.  I did score Cap and Ironman for $5 but that was about a year ago.  One of our stores, Zellers, continues to stock ML II over and over and over again, seemingly unaware that III exists.  Thing is so common up here, it's frightening and the retailers are probably looking at shelves thinking, hmm, this stuff doesn't sell.  I can find all of series II with ease.  TRU brought in some ML III but only movie Daredevil remains on the shelves with all the crap from ML II.  Namor, Torch, Thing all sit forever.  At least Doom sells through but I could probably pick up three today if I had to.  ML IV doesn't even exist in retailers up here.  It's bloody ridiculous.  Walmart isn't carrying anything in this line at all even though they sold huge amounts of ML I last fall ???

The mini-mates/Kubricks thread was another downer.  With respect to the minimates, we had some come in (the two packs at $8.95 plus that 14% tax) and they are all gone. But only the first wave, lots of those figs that Scott listed just weren't available.  I think these are cool, but I just can't afford to bring in even more stuff from the US.  Why?

Walmart Canada and Zellers, two of the largest retailers, are not carrying Star Wars for the forseeable future.  We don't have KBtoys, Target or any of the other retailers you guys do.  On top of that, Hasbro Canada is not carrying Star Wars in Canada past the Hoth Han wave, likely until the release of Episode III.  Retailers (read TRU) can still bring in US product, but after the similar peg clogging from EP II and Ep I, they are reluctant to bring in much.  TRU is bringing in some Unleashed, but still no idea which wave.  The last unleashed they carried was Maul and Fett ::)

LOTR is still clogged with the usual pegwarmers from TTT, no sign of ROTK stuff yet.  On the bright side, TRU has gone hard and heavy with the mini figs and by all counts, they are selling very, very well.  I won't whine much about this line as I don't really collect it.  

Muppets have been abyssmal.  We had the first round, then skipped them all to wave 4, which is not moving, IMO due to the two pigs in space characters.  They're cool, but not for everyone.  Rizzo goes quick and I've been able to see both the regular and 'chase' Rizzo's.  Still, it's not looking promising for wave 5.  

Simpsons suck.  We got Wave 1 and I can still buy Homer and Bart at regular price ::)  I think the next wave that was carried by any major retailer was 10 (there was a couple of store carrying the other lines, but at $16.99 plus that accursed 14% tax, it was a bit steep).  Now wave 10 is clogging two major retailers and the line is likely to be dropped again.  US is on wave 13, yes?

MOTU has been a bright spot of sorts, though we've been so behind it's frightening.  I've been able to see most of the figs up here, but the first Orko I saw was about two weeks ago, roughly 4-5 months after I could have grabbed one in Wisconsin.  I don't collect the line, but could the case ratios be worse?  How many He-Man figs does a kid need?

Anyhoo, it's not that toys don't sell up here, it's that between retailers and warehouses, they have no concept of the quantity necessary.  Kit Fisto is still in abundance and that's really not necessary.  Sorry for whining but it needed to be said. :-\

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Here's the deal:

I also collect McFarlane sportspicks, predominantly hockey.  It turns out that they have recently released a red version (road uniforms) of the Detroit Red Wings 3 pack.  But this has only been done in the Michigan and surrounding area and only at Meijers stores.  

I am asking for help in getting this.  I don't need them shipped in the box, loose is just fine, but I need these guys and would prefer to not head off to ebay.  

I can paypal in advance, send cash or do a trade if preferred.  I have quite a quantity of McFarlane hockey variants and still have some Star Wars to trade, but nothing too rare or recent.  Just older, more common stuff, but some army builders.  

Shoot me a pm if you can help and thanks for reading.

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Feedback / whojedi's feedback
« on: July 24, 2003, 11:09 AM »
Kermie arrived fine and safe.  Managed safe passage during all the postal strike turmoil.  Thanks Jay for a great packing job and a very friendly offer of assistance.  I will turn my wife into a collector yet. :D

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Modern Trading / Tri-logo Darth Maul Sith Apprentice
« on: July 20, 2003, 02:27 PM »
I vaguely remember somebody needing one of these, not 100% sure it was this board.  Either way, I went through the collection today and I have one available.  The card is in very nice shape, not perfect but displayable for certain.  Maybe C9.5ish.

I would like to get it to whoever was after it initially, so if you can link the discussion as proof, I'd appreciate it.  Just want to be sure it goes to the right place.  If that can't happen, but you want it, respond here and if after a period of time I get no indication of the original wantee, it's yours.  

I'll happily trade it for a single fig.  Maybe the newest Maul ;)

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Modern Trading / Kubrick's - Boba, IG-88, Bossk
« on: July 13, 2003, 11:30 PM »
Have the following available for trade:

2 Boba
2 IG-88
1 Bossk

I can be pretty easy as far as trades go, new stuff is obviously not up in Canuckada.  LMK and we can work it out. :)

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Site Feedback, Suggestions, and Help / Deleting messages
« on: July 13, 2003, 11:58 AM »
Is there a way to delete multiple (but not all) IM's at once?  I have a bunch to get rid of (it's even slowing down the loading on cable modem) and it's really tedious one by one.

I tried that delete button up top :o Thanks for the check.

I've tried checking boxes to the right and then clicking delete, but it only gets rid of one at a time.

It wouldn't be the first time I missed something right under my nose, but thought I'd ask. :)

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Feedback / MisterPL's feedback
« on: July 7, 2003, 02:36 PM »
An excellent situation that arose from discussion on the board.  He's an Alien, I'm a Predator - the world's a happy place.  

Packing was super and communication top notch.  If only Canada post was faster.  Alas, it may never be.  

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Watto's Junk Yard / The Committments
« on: July 3, 2003, 10:36 PM »
The movie.  Does anyone else love this movie?  I really enjoy it every time I watch it and think it's really well done.  The music is fantastic and as I understand it, those are the true performers of those songs.  

It's entertaining from start to finish.  And I might have a little attraction to a certain singer Natalie (Maria Doyle).  

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Power of the Force 2 / Ah, history
« on: July 1, 2003, 11:55 PM »
I keep finding old stuff around my house (no, nothing really good) and I seem to have been buying Wizard for quite some time and have lots of issues around.  It's pretty entertaining reading old stuff like this, historical if you will.  

During my favorite reading time today ;) I was looking through issue 55 (March 1996) and came across the following article.  Not sure what the JD site rules are for copyright, so mods can edit as they see fit.  I won't put quotes around it as it is too long and will be too difficult to read that way.

From Wizard 55 by Dan Albaugh

An exclusive offer for a Star Wars action figure of Han Solo in a Stormtrooper outfit is currently available on specially marked boxes of Kellogg's Froot Loops cereal.  The Solo figure is available from Kellogg's in exchange for two Froot Loops proof-of-purchase UPC symbols and the official order form.  The offer exired on December 31, 1995 (or when supplies were exhausted).  The figure is limited to one order per order form and five per mailing household.  The secondary market value for the Han Solo Stormtrooper is $20-30.  

Kenner has also released a four-pack of original Star Wars figures, crafted from the old figure molds.  The re-issues are identical to the originals and include Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker.  The set of four retails for $19.95.

Some hobby retailers expressed concern that the new Star Wars line might have a negative effect on the sales of figures and accessories produced from 1978 through 1985.  "Such has not been the case, " claims retailer Ken Lawrence of Heroes Unlimited in Oradell, N.J.  "The new line hasn't slowed sales on older pieces at all.  I wouldn't say the new line has sparked significant interest in older releases, but it hasn't hurt."

Of the new Star Wars line, Princess Leia and C-3PO have taken the lead as the most actively pursued figures.  C-3PO was a late release and is now valued at $12-18.  There was a rumor in the hobby marketplace that Kenner was displeased with Leia's appearance and planned for changes.  Not so, say Kenner sources.  Her figure is currently an easy $15-20 sell.  

According to retailers in the know, three different Star Wars case assortments have been produced.  Assortment #1 contained no Leias or C-3POs, three Han Solos, three Luke Skywalkers and two of each of the remaining figures (Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi, Chewbacca and R2-D2).  Assortement #2 included no C-3POs, two Leias and two each of all the other figures.  The most recent assortment features on Leia, one Kenobi, two C-3POs and two of everyone else.

Star Wars releases slated for February include Han Solo (Hoth gear), Lando Calrissian (Cloud City outfit), Yoda and TIE Fighter Pilot, along with Luke Skywalker's Lightsaber and a Speeder Bike with Scout Trooper.

 :)

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Other Collectibles / Lightsaber pens?
« on: June 15, 2003, 02:10 PM »
Anyone have these, from cereal last summer?  Five released I believe, Mace, Luke, Vader, Dooku and Anakin.  

My daughter has taken a real shine to these mini flashlights.  I might be needing some replacements so this is an underhanded way of finding out who has them ;)  I like them quite a bit.  Pretty cool cereal promo.  

Anyone know if the batteries can be replaced?  

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Vintage Kenner / Good auction or not?
« on: June 12, 2003, 11:27 PM »
Reserve is too rich for me at this moment in time.  $250
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=2475&item=3134885323

Good deal, bad deal, otherwise?  Figs look ok, he has them displayed nicely.  Vinyl cape Jawa.  LMK what you think.

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