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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Best X-wing?
« on: March 31, 2009, 12:51 AM »
What's your favorite X-wing? 

As I continue to assemble my room and cull my collection, I think I may have room for some vehicles.  I know I'm keeping the shuttle and quite likely the AT-AT, but beyond that I'm not sure.  I'd like to keep some Ties but we'll see about that.  Bomber would be first, followed by Interceptor. 

Where I'm stuck is the X-wing.  I think I asked this before, but couldn't find the thread.  I don't have them all, but I do have the original POTF2 with electronics, Red Leader's and a couple of other Luke ships, but not the Dagobah (by the time it rolled around, I knew I was done with larger ships).  So, do you have a favorite and if so, why?

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Modern Classifieds / Clone Wars ACME Character Keys for sale
« on: December 30, 2008, 03:12 PM »
Hey gang, I've decided to not bother trying to finish out the Clone Wars series of the character keys.  So I'm going to sell off what I've got left over for either retail, below retail or what I paid for them on the secondary market (ARC/Padme/Sidious). 

Asajj Ventress 0453/1250 $25
Count Dooku 0060/1250 $25
Anakin Skywalker 0788/1000 $25
Durge 0633/1000 $20
Kit Fisto 0074/1250 $25
Arc Captain 696/750 $60
Padme Amidala 448/750 $55
Darth Sidious 428/500 $70

also have a spare Sandtrooper key for $30 - 0254/1000

PM me here if interested.  Shipping should be fairly reasonable I'd think given their size. 

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Other Collectibles / Is Gentle Giant in its death throes?
« on: November 24, 2008, 04:33 PM »
Just wondering, but it is seeming to me that their product is suddenly very, very cold.  The older, mostly limited stuff still holds some value on the secondary market, notably the AOTC busts, but not much else.  Most collectors seem to have figured out that just waiting a bit means that you can get anything newer at 25% off MSRP at a minimum and often 50% or better.  Not much is selling for retail and that just can't be good.  If the retailers cannot make any money on it, then they likely are not going to carry the product going forward.  I'm not a fan of some of the price points, but these aren't Hasbro plastic products either.

Animated maquettes run greater than 25% off. 

Bustups are pretty much dead period.

Mini-busts are not really selling all that well.  The Galactic Marine PGM offering is still not sold out, so the PGM really isn't that big anymore.  There seems to be some horrible information on various collecting boards and I'm not sure if that's intentional by GG or whether collectors are just not paying attention.  Over at Scum there was much talk of a very limited run of the Galactic marine with only 300 being offered to PGM members.  Well, turns out the edition size is 3000 and they maybe sold only 1000 at the event in England.  Much ado about nothing would accurately describe collector panic on this one.  Same too for the Airborne trooper with an identical edition size of 3000.  Sold out quick at SWS.com, but pops up every so often (anyone need one, I have three on order ::)) and four hours after going up on the PGM offering is still available (as is the Marine that went up Friday :o).

At least the animated maquettes are sort of selling well, though lots are pretty cheap secondarily as well. 

The classics busts were an unmitigated failure.

The Customz I don't know how they did, but I gotta guess they weren't much better than the busts if at all. 

Statues are selling at 50% off their MSRP on the secondary market, if that in many cases. 

I know this place is pretty dead with respect to GG (and there is a similar sidebar to a thread at Scum) but I'm curious what people here think the future holds for them?   I'm looking forward to a number of products that are still to come out in the future, but I have to confess I really wonder if those products are going to make it to market.  Tie Pilot bust, Snowtrooper bust, Obi animated maquette are all on my 'want' list and I'll buy them.  But will they make it out?  What do you think?

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Watto's Junk Yard / 'Lectric shave!
« on: November 15, 2008, 08:33 PM »
Yeah, lame title.

My old Phillishave rotary has died, so I'm looking for a new razor.  I usually use blades but sometimes I'm in a hurry, so I keep an electric at work.  The Phillishave with rotary heads was ok, but still better than the old Braun microfoil I used to have.  Looking to upgrade to a nice razor at Christmas that won't leave my neck looking like hamburger.  Any recommendations?

35
The Bullpen / Marvel Universe
« on: October 16, 2008, 04:49 PM »
Brent -

Just like that you have nearly all the pieces for Red Hulk now.

Uh-huh, pretty cool. 
HULK PIECES for Brenty:
Wolverine - Ryan
Spiral -Ryan (you can keep this or give it to someone else, I'll be buying her anyway)
Adam Warlock - Mikey
Union Jack - Mikey
Shadow  ;) Spiderman - Justin
Silver Savage - Brent

Anybody buying a Silver Savage figure :P  Or does anyone want a Silver Savage figure?  Ryan or Mikey?  I'll buy the figure for the piece and you can keep the figure?

Anyone still interested in sharing pieces?  :)

I think I just want to find a Spiral, somehow, some way and be done with it. 

36
JD Sports Forum! / JD Fantasy Basketball 2008-09
« on: September 24, 2008, 10:55 PM »
League ID: 11828
Password: berry
League URL: http://basketball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/nba/11828

Blah, blah, frickin' blah.  Info is at the site, sign up if you want.  Got comments?  Keep 'em to yourself, I really don't care anyway. :-*

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JD Sports Forum! / JD Fantasy Hockey 2008-09
« on: September 4, 2008, 07:01 PM »
League # 8543
password: berry

Same settings as last year, draft is in three weeks, less a day.  Comments?

38
Modern Trading / Lots to trade or sell
« on: August 14, 2008, 02:32 PM »
First, for those that don't know, I'm in Canada.  If that matters, so be it. 

Second, I'll sell anything on the list instead of trading.  Pretty much all would be at or below original retail so no scalping here.  If you buy, you pay shipping. 

Third, if card condition matters, ask first please.  I'll do my best to indicate if anything is less than mint when you ask.  No scamming on condition here.  Shipping stuff loose makes it easier/cheaper to ship for me and ergo for you.  Cards will be Canadian cardbacks unless denoted as US.

I'll add/modify the list as we go along:

Haves

Ships - boxed
Saga red leader X-wing
Saga blue package A-wing with pilot
Saga Luke Skywalker’s X-wing
OTC Y-wing
OTC Sandcrawler - pending
OTC Tie vs X-wing
OTC Snowspeeder
POTJ Snowspeeder
POTJ Tie Interceptor
POTJ AT-ST with speeder bike
POTJ Tie Bomber
SOTE Slave I
POTF2 T-16 Skyhopper
POTF2 AT-AT has been opened, complete with box
POTF2 Luke’s Red Five X-wing (bigger one)
ROTS Gunship
AOTC Gunship
Clone Wars Gunship


Ships loose
POTF2 B-wing
POTF2 Y-wing

12” boxed
POTF2 Snowtrooper
POTF2 Luke with Wampa
Saga/AOTC Yoda

Light sabers
POTF2 Darth Vader has been opened
Ep I Qui-Gon


Unleashed – loose
Darth Sidious
Luke Snowspeeder
Jango (no Boba)
Aayla Secura

Unleashed carded
Shocktrooper


POTF2
Dewback with Sandtrooper
Jabba with Han Solo
Ronto with Jawa
Cantina (cardboard) with Sandtrooper x2
Deathstar escape playset
EU Cloud Car
SOTE Swoop
Airspeeder


POTJ
Aurra Sing
Ellors Madak x3
Sabe
Bespin Leia

Episode I
Mos Espa Encounter cinema scene


Greatest Hits US cards
C-3PO
Darth Maul
Darth Vader
Stormtrooper


Saga blue cards
Throne Room Vader
Bespin Duel Vader x2
R2-D2 Coruscant Sentry
Bespin Duel Luke Skywalker metal pin
Bespin Duel Luke Skywalker bloody
Throne Room Duel Luke Skywalker
Saga blue Hoth Luke
Royal Guard


OTC
Palpatine Executor transmission

OTC US cards
Scout trooper x3
Darth Vader #10
Snowtrooper
Gamorrean Guard
Stormtrooper #16 x3
Darth Vader #34
Tusken Radar

OTC Canadian cards
Imperial Trooper x5



ROTS
AT-RT driver
Royal Guard blue
Royal Guard red
Tarkin x2
Meena Tillis (common)
Clone Commander red
Holographic Emperor (TRU) x3
Holographic Yoda (TRU)
#6 Clone
#35 Palpatine, 1 each with red and blue saber (error)
#36 General Grievous
#38 AT-TE gunner
#49 Commander Bacara
#50 Darth Vader/Anakin crispy
#65 Tactical Ops trooper


ROTS Deluxe
Anakin Darth Vader
Clone trooper with Jet pack
Darth Vader table (shiny head)
Yoda Can Cell
Vulture Droid green
Wookie Flyer
Boga with Obi

Saga black cards – all US cards
Fifth fleet security x2
Scorch x2
442nd Legion x2
Yarael Poof
Kitik
Clone trooper sergeant x2
Sandtrooper black pauldron
Bren Derlin
Darth Vader (Hoth wave)
Snowtrooper
Power Droid
General Rieekan
Firespeeder pilot
R4K5

McQuarrie
US cardbacks

Boba Fett x2
Chewbacca
UGH Boba Fett x2
Darth Vader
UGH Animated Boba Fett

DVD packs
ROTS commemorative DVD clones
OT Chewie/Han/Leia
OT Luke/Obi/R2
OT Vader/Palpatine/stormtrooper

Battlepacks
Capture of the Tantive IV
Skirmish in the Senate x2
Jedi Temple Assault

Mail aways
Spirit Ben
Muftak and Kabe
Wedge pilot

Entertainment Earth clone set – white clean & dirty; colored clean & dirty
Republic Commando box set

Target Cup sets
Darth Maul
Clone Trooper
Obi-Wan
General Grievous
Anakin Skywalker

Gentle GiantDarth Vader statue – first

McFarlane Sportspicks
NHL

NHL3 Messier Liberty
NHL 4 Shanahan red
NHL5 Hossa red
NHL8 Chelios white
NHL 13 Tanguay Avs
NHL 16 Crosby black
NHL Legends3 Gretzky Liberty
NHL Legends3 Orr white
NHL Legends4 Perreault white
NHL Legends4 Clarke orange
NHL Legends4 Orr sepia

NBA
NBA5 LeBron white
NBA Legends 1 Maravich Hawks “Pistol”

NFL
NFL4 Vick white
NFL Legends2 Lott Raiders

McFarlane Biker Chick 2

Marvel Legends
Woverine Variant (later series, I’ll check)
Marvel Legends Ripped Shirt Hulk
Marvel Legends Namor original version
Fantastic Four Mole Man loose
Fantastic Four Reed Richards loose (same series as MM above)

Gotta go dig up my list of Acme clone wars keys....

...

Wants:

Indiana Jones
Elsa
Vogel
Henry Jones Sr.
Truck
Mail Away crystal skeleton

Star Wars
Evolutions

Rebel Pilots 1
Rebel Pilots 2
Imperial Pilots

Hoth Recon Patrol

Legacy figures:
2008 Wave 2 - "Tartakovsky" Clone Wars
  BD 9 Obi-Wan Kenobi (General)
  BD 10 Clone Scuba Trooper
  BD 11 Saesee Tiin (General)
  BD 12 Padme Amidala (Ilum)
  BD 13 IG Lancer Droid
  BD 14 Mon Calamari Warrior
  BD 15 Quarren Warrior
  BD 16 Clone Trooper (w/Quad Cannon)

Gentle Giant
Animated maquettes

Han Solo
Chewbacca
Palpatine

Marvel Legends 2 packs
Forge / Wolverine
Elektra / Ronin
Shield Agent / Hand ninja
Kree / Skrull

DC Superheroes
Batman/Batgirl Target 2 pack

Solomon Grundy wave
Nightwing
Robin
Green Lantern
Sinestro
Deathstroke

I'll add as I think of them. 

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JD Sports Forum! / JD Fantasy Football 2008
« on: June 10, 2008, 02:27 PM »
League ID: 8032
Password: berry

Lemme know if youse gots issues.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Problems shipping to Canada?
« on: June 2, 2008, 04:42 PM »
This thread feels way familiar, so I'm sorry if I started it once before years ago (but the search engine still sucks). 

I'm very curious what kind of problems guys have with shipping stuff to Canada?  I see this a lot on various boards and certainly on ebay, to the point where US sellers have even blocked me from bidding because I reside in Canada (yet have a US address for delivery through a friend).  I'm certainly aware of some horrendous delays in stuff getting here, thanks to our craptastic system but in all my dealings I've never actually had anything go missing going from here to south and only had some dubious incidents of things going missing from there to here (can you say scammed, yeah, me too). 

So what are the huge hassles?  Are they real, or are there a bunch of Canadian scam artists ruining it for the rest of us?  I know of a couple of guys that have done that in the past but I also know of guys in the US scamming as well.  Lack of tracking?  What gives, why you hate on Canada mon? 

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Well of the Souls / Indiana Jones Peg Warmers?
« on: May 29, 2008, 04:38 PM »
Yeah, it's early, but I like starting these. 

I hadn't seen all that much lying around for tremendous periods of time but when I went out today, I was sort of amazed to see one thing at each and every store and each store had lots of them too:

Deluxe Indiana Jones and Ark. 

Honestly, I thought this would be a top seller because it's a good Indy figure with a pretty much madatory accessory to collect.  Can't not have the Ark or this version of Indy because they were both in the vintage line.  And the Indy figure is one of the best facial paint jobs I've come across consistently. 

Aside from that there's no shortage of vehicles up here either and lots of both versions of Mutt to be found.

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Well of the Souls / Sideshow Premium Format Indy
« on: April 9, 2008, 03:08 PM »
Looks like the premium format is confirmed (maybe it was before, I'm not so much for the details in advance).  Sideshow still has the teaser photo up but cooltoyreview has got a picture of the full statue up here.

I'd been really hoping for the iconic pose from the streets of cairo with the gun in one hand, whip in the other.  This is nice and I like that they worked the idol into it (I thought it would be included with the exclusive version instead) but the pose is kinda blase and doesn't seem nearly as iconic as it could have been.  It's just sorta there.  I mean I really don't recall Indy standing still with the idol in his hand, so a static pose like this just doesn't seem relevant. 

I'm not sure if I'll opt in on this piece or not.   :-\

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Modern Classifieds / Some Gentle Giant for sale cost and shipping
« on: March 21, 2008, 07:12 PM »
Certificate of authenticity included, of course.  Shipping extra and I'm in Canaduh.

ESB Yoda mini bust $30
ROTS Vader mini bust $30

Blackhole stormtrooper animated maquette $80
Yoda R2-D2 Animated maquette $80 (I think that's what they cost, the summer tour exclusive thingy). 

Luke/Han stormtrooper bustups $10

Gentle Giant Vader Statue (first version) $150

I've got a spare Commander Bly as well if anyone is interested, but I paid $125 for it, so that's my cost on it. 

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Modern Classifieds / All gone, please lock or delete.
« on: March 5, 2008, 03:28 PM »
Loose stuff for sale, shipping extra.  Note I am in Canada so our shipping sucks dog farts.  Better to buy more to keep shipping costs down. ;)

POTF2
Lando Calrissian $2
Red Royal Guards x5 $3 each
Stormtroopers with long rifles (maybe from commtech version?) x2 $3 each

Commtech
Admiral Motti $4
stormtrooper no rack, both guns $3
A-wing pilot from ship, no weapons (don't think he came with any) $5

Episode I
Darth Maul Sith Lord Apprentice x2 $2
Darth Maul, hood up $2
Queen Amidala $2
Ric Olie $2
Obi-Wan Kenobi (braid in front, sorry don't know the exact version) $2
Darth Sidious $2
C-3PO with commtech chip, no box $1


POTJ
Darth Maul Sith Apprentice $5

AOTC
Aayla Secura x2 $3
Ki-Adi Mundi (blue saber) $3
Blue Royal Guard $3

ROTS
Zett Jukasa $2
Commander Bly $5
Utapau clones x2 (both with Dooku holograms blue) $4 each

Saga2
Boba Fett pit of Carkoon $4
Han Solo Carbonite $3


Miscellaneous
Stormtrooper Troop Builder Sets x2 $12 each
Oola and Salacious Crumb box set in nice shape $6

AOTC Clone trooper Army builder figures culled from 3-packs. 
3 standing white clones with long blasters
3 kneeling clones with short blasters
1 prone clone with short blaster
1 standing clone with binoculars and long blaster
1 standing yellow clone with long blaster
So in total 9 figures, $22 and you get the Jedi Master points as well. 

M&M minifigures set of 16, loose with stands $30 for all.

Loose Galactic Heroes
Regular two packs $4 each, buy three get one free.
Padme Amidala & Anakin Skywalker - AOTC -2sabers
Lando Calrissian - Skiff & Nikto
Luke Skywalker - Jedi & Gamorrean Guard - 2 of these sets
Anakin - ROTS - blue eyes & Count Dooku
Emperor Palpatine - red & Yoda - 2 handed saber
Obi-Wan - ROTS & General Grievous
Chewbacca - sling & Clone Trooper - ROTS - blue dot
Anakin - ROTS - Sith Eyes & Clone Trpr - blue stripe
Darth Vader - silver shoulders & Emperor - Holo
Yoda - repaint - 1 handed saber & Kashyyyk Trooper
 Luke & Han Stormtrooper Disguises
Luke Skywalker - Bespin & Lando Calrissian
Princess Leia - Bespin & Darth Vader - saber pointed
Obi-Wan Kenobi - CW Armour & Durge
Han Solo - Skiff & Princess Leia - Boushh
Ponda Baba & Snaggletooth


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JD Sports Forum! / JD Fantasy Baseball 2008
« on: February 6, 2008, 10:16 PM »
I saw it, so I set it up.  I gots no problemo deferring comissionership though, so just speaks up if you likes.


League Name: Jedidefender
League ID: 18479
Password: berry

All settings are the same as last year.  Complain if you will.

Draft is set for March 6th or something, latest Wednesday with an 8:30 Central starting time for the draft.  I'll keep checking for later dates but there wasn't anything other than 5 pm or 10 pm available on subsequent Wed/Thurs/Tues.

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