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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Disney Buys LFL
« on: March 14, 2013, 01:34 PM »
How Disney Bought LFL

Really interesting story there.  Fills in a lot of details about just when Lucas decided to get the band back together for Episode 7, when Disney came on board, etc.  Definitely a good read.

I'm not an investment banker, but it looks like Disney got a steal compared to what they paid for Pixar and Marvel.  They paid $7 billion and $4 billion for Pixar and Marvel, respectively, while paying $4 billion for Lucasfilm. 

Page 3 of the article shows the cash flows at the three companies at the time of purchase and Lucasfilm generates significantly more operating income than Marvel.

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Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars Posters
« on: March 8, 2013, 03:35 PM »
Anyone know "the right way" to display and store posters?  I've got a pile of SW posters that I've acquired over the past 20 years that are mostly still in the original shipping tubes.

I was looking at framing my favorites.  It looks like people are going either with $100 custom frames or cheaper Target-ish versions.

I've also heard you should store posters flat and not rolled?  Any thoughts?

I was looking at buying some archival quality mylar sleeves and flattening all of my posters.  However the mylar sleeves look fairly expensive.  The cheapest I found was $7.5 per poster sized sleeve.  I've got about 50 posters and that adds up.  I was also looking at acetate which is cheaper, but I'm not sure what is recommended.

Thoughts on display and storage?

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Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: Star Wars: Scoundrels
« on: January 19, 2013, 02:36 PM »
Just finished it. Warning : Do not skip ahead and read the last page. it will ruin the whole book.  That's all I'm saying.

Was it any good?

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Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: Star Wars: Scoundrels
« on: January 1, 2013, 02:43 PM »
Anybody read this one?  It's been years since I've bought a Star Wars novel but I think zahn's stuff is the best set of novels in the Star Wars galaxy.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Freaks and Geeks: Anyone a fan?
« on: December 27, 2012, 03:44 PM »
I think its also a testament to the show how well the casting was done.  I think there were four successful actors/actresses that got their start on this show, plus a few other people you've seen pop up from time to time.

Seth Rogan
Jason Segel
James Franco
Linda Cardellini

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« on: November 1, 2012, 05:18 PM »
If Hamill and Fisher are in the new movies I hope they get digitally re-touched.  They haven't aged well and might scare the kids  ;)


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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« on: October 31, 2012, 02:02 PM »
I just hope they stay away from Spielberg and any of Lucas' buddies.  I've not been impressed with Spielberg's recent work and would love to see them go with someone capable of challenging GL's opinions.

I agree with a previous post that Lucas' "yes men" have not been helpful.  Saw "Red Tails" the other day and thought it was on the bad side of below average.

EW.com had a great potential list:
  • Christopher Nolan
  • Peter Jackson
  • JJ Abrams
  • Joss Whedon
  • Guillermo del Toro

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« on: October 30, 2012, 06:09 PM »
I just hope we get something rad....The prequels were....not what I was expecting.  I want something to blow me away....

Like "John Carter"?  Wow.  Anybody see that Disney turd?

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« on: October 30, 2012, 04:21 PM »
Lucas must have terminal cancer to give up his control of his projects.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Apple iPhone Thread
« on: October 7, 2012, 11:55 AM »
Downloaded OS6.  Looking forward to FaceTime on 3G networks. 

I think Apply completely screwed up by going away from Google Maps.  Google Maps are far, far superior to the junk Apple just put out.  3D is nothing but a gimmick.

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Feedback / Re: MattCBR's feedback
« on: July 16, 2012, 02:12 PM »
Met Matt at a local meeting to sell some POTF2 figures for his collection.  Smooth transaction.

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I haven't seen anything clear out of comic con. Didn't seem like they showed any new clone wars figures (other than realistic styling).   Anybody there and hear anything about the future of this line?

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Super lame.  Saw the video on JTA.  This is about the lamest, most un-fun thing I've seen Hasbro release in a long time.  I think my kids would play with this for about 10 minutes before moving on and never touching it again.

Its hard to see how I would pay more than $50 for this, and that is almost solely because I'm still somewhat of a completist. 

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Bumping up an oldie here....but recently my parents had brought out some tubs of old toys to have out when we visit so our daughter has stuff to play with.  Anyways, one tub was filled with several (incomplete) micro machine sets.  I personally didn't have these, but my brother (who is 12 years younger than me) apparently had several - and my daughter and I had a lot of fun playing with these recently.  Most of them are the "head" sets that I remember somewhat, and there is also a Falcon in there.  Anyways, I really know next to nothing about micro machines, but I was wondering if these are hard to pick up these days?  Kind of thought about picking some up to have here at home, but wasn't sure what was the right way to go.  The transforming head sets seemed kind of neat, and I'd love to get a Falcon one, but wasn't sure how rare/pricey this stuff was these days.  Either way, I have to say, they are some fun little toys.

I recently sold a whole pile of extras on eBay for close to original retail.  These are one of the few things that seem to have maintained their value.  There are some for sale on eBay.

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Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars Fighter Pods
« on: March 27, 2012, 11:34 AM »
I don't see these selling at all.  The pegs at Target seem to be crammed and stagnant with these overpriced squinkies.

I wouldn't mind picking up a few for the kids, but the current price is nuts.  These need to be at least 50% lower before I would even consider picking up some.

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