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Other Toy Lines / Re: What else do you collect?
« on: May 21, 2003, 02:52 PM »
Yep, I missed on the Super Bowl sets too.  Just not going to part with that kind of money.  I know one of the guys that was in the lucky 100 though.  He deserved to be there too.  Same guy that got me into collecting them.  

I don't even look at the exclusives because I know I'll simply never see them.  Too bad, some are cool.  I won't get mad about it though until there is a hockey exclusive.  That will be painful.  Shouldn't complain too much though as we see all of the hockey exclusives up here.  Oly sets, TML 3 pack, 2-2packs, now NHL5.  Of course that just offsets all the SW contests I can never, ever enter because of my Canucklehead status.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: What else do you collect?
« on: May 21, 2003, 02:04 PM »
All of football is ridiculous.  It's just insane.  The difficulty is figuring out (guessing) whether it will be worthwhile to order cases of NFL6 and 7 just to drop on ebay.  Funding the Star Wars (and hockey) habit by use of McFarlane football.  

and before anyone craps on me for scalping (which would indeed be correct in a sense) go spend a week reading the mcfarlane board.  It is a whole different world over there and ebay prices rule.  You end up making friends and helping each other out, but by and large, ebay sets the prices.  I'd dearly love to have a 49ers Rice to open and display but he was near $100 from the get go and never came down.  No way am I paying that for a figure like that.  

I have two of the repaints and those are the most I've ever paid for single figs.  I got a great deal from one guy (also a SW collector, almost former collector) on the Roy repaint for around $50 US and found the repaint Cujo for $75 Cdn in town.  Most recent sales of those two on ebay were between $110-130 US each.  

I managed to get two cases of NHL5 from a site that has already shut down taking orders.  Lots of good reason to be a regular customer ;D

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Birthday chuckles!
« on: May 21, 2003, 11:43 AM »
Gas or electric?  And whatchou got to trade?

I'll let Jim explain the ceiling fan as an early gift himself, though I know Matt knows the story already.   ;)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Birthday chuckles!
« on: May 21, 2003, 11:38 AM »
Dang! 31!?  I've been trading with a younger man who's been lying to me about his age :o

Happy birthday punk, hope you enjoy the ceiling fan you got as an early present ;)

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Other Toy Lines / Re: What else do you collect?
« on: May 21, 2003, 11:31 AM »
Regarding Sehorn, yes, production was very low on him.  The catch being that unlike others with low production, the high demand simply isn't there that much.  Urlacher was produced more, so was Vick.  

I have a degree of skepticism about sportspicks.  They are extremely hot right now, but like anything, I expect them to decrease in value.  

I'm sorry Scott, were you saying you needed more of my comics? ;D

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: HOT prices at KB Toys!
« on: May 21, 2003, 12:12 AM »
Stoopid Kb won't accept Canadian credit cards even when delivering to US addy's.  Grrr. >:(

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Other Toy Lines / Re: What else do you collect?
« on: May 21, 2003, 12:05 AM »
Hinske is even less common than that.  I had the great good fortune ::) of being around as a Walmart employee put out three cases.  Only two variants, which I still have, and precisely zero Hinske.  

McFarlane pack ratios are truly a mystery.  The most rare figure from NFL4 is Sehorn, or so it was reported by staff on that board.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The frustrations of home buying...
« on: May 20, 2003, 11:59 PM »
Yeah, similar commute in White Rock on the wet coast.  Two hours if you time it poorly to go 45 km.  7-8 months of the year I'm good to go.  110 KPH there and back.  The other 4 months are pretty much a test to see if God is done with me yet.  Winters are not nice here and the roads are down right miserable.  Still, what would you expect for the bald, flat prairie.  

Regarding house size/price, yeah, I'm spoiled.  Our market is hot too, could sell this place for about 180K now, problem is finding somewhere to live.  Took long enough, but we finally got hot too.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Who's your hero?
« on: May 20, 2003, 11:55 PM »
Same for Scott and Carrie.  Life is no fun, especially not at the end.  My mom passed away almost 4 years ago and she would have been my hero.

My dad and all the uncles and aunts are heros too.  They teach so much and do it with love and patience.  I only hope to be as good as they were for my daughter.  

I don't think I have heroes outside that group, or at least I'm not prepared to look past anyone's flaws other than those in the family.  For me, it's a case of respect or not.  As I've aged, become more and more educated and questioned everything, I have found so many things, causes and people leave me empty due to the untruths and outright lies that family is what I trust.  

Some friends are exceptional, notably one.  He was the best man at my wedding.  Great guy, met him/worked with him about the same time I met my wife.  He has always been an exceptional person, above all else he is fair.  He only asks his employees to be honest and work hard to do their best.  Lie, cheat or steal and he'll boot you out on your a$$.  Work hard and he'll give you the shirt off his back.  He's an exceptional father and a good husband.  Good golfer and can he pound beer ;D  I'm pleased to call him my friend and think that emulating his behaviour is a worthwhile thing to do.  Plus his younger kid is into Star Wars so I'm going to corrupt him big time.   ;)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The frustrations of home buying...
« on: May 20, 2003, 11:46 PM »
Yep, as well you should. ;)  I'm not sure if I mentioned it, but we paid 130K for a 1900 sq ft house on a 60x120 lot with a pool ;D

Glad you were able to find something prior to the re-nutifying of the TO market.  If it's any consolation, I commute an hour (96 km) to work everyday thanks to government decentralization insanity.   >:(  Like I need to pay $5K a year in gas costs (and either way, my wife or I commute, so it's unavoidable unless one of us quits) :-\

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Metallica Rant
« on: May 20, 2003, 11:42 PM »
Thomas,
I couldn't agree with you more about Maiden and Priest.  I stopped going to see Maiden after the Powerslave tour and really never bought another album after that point, other than "Best of" types.  

I can only presume you have seen the movie Rock Star.  Did you enjoy it?  Halford was indeed Priest, one and the same.  Having never been at a Priest concert anywhere but in the first four rows, his revelation was a tad disturbing (surprising), but I could have cared less about his orientation and wish he had stayed with the band.  Again, another band I live in the past with.  

AC/DC remains solid in my opinion.  Granted it's some 20+ years since Back in Black, but they are hanging in there with some decent tunes from Razor's edge.  I think I could to some degree accept an argument that they are more rock than metal, but that may well only be because metal seems to have sped up and they remained the same.  Classic metal versus speed metal if you will.  

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Other Toy Lines / Re: What else do you collect?
« on: May 20, 2003, 04:24 PM »
Duly noted.

At least until I pick up the variant for ya. ;)

I might have to get one too, just to go along with the two variants I can't unload.  Baseball sucks, well, the figures anyway.  Right Jim?  

I was hoping the first Twin would be Cory Koskie, but not to be.  Maybe they'll do a Puckett in the legends line.  Of course the body shape would preclude using the mold again for another player, so maybe not.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: This one's for Brent
« on: May 20, 2003, 04:21 PM »
Dang, I thought it was going to be an announcement for the She-Hulk movie :-\

Cool link.  We have a youth encouragement committee up here that does talks just like that guy.  sounds like he's pretty good at what he does too.  

Bug's rock, but wouldn't you know it, my daughter is afraid of them.  Heh, that will change ;)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Place your bets...Hulk
« on: May 20, 2003, 11:00 AM »
That is way to many Hulk figures. Imagine if every Walmart had that many in each store in your city, you could actually melt down all the figures & make a real life size Hulk figure & still have some plastic left to make Brent a She Hulk figure.   ;D

hmmm, customizing.... :-*

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: New JD poll: Most wanted VEHICLE!
« on: May 20, 2003, 12:39 AM »
1. Barge
2. Sith Infiltrator

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