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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: 2008 Target Order 66 2-Packs
« on: May 18, 2008, 11:03 AM »
I think the thinking is that Pixar's Cars did well at retail so why wouldn't Speed Racer? Kids like cars.

I think Mike's point is - do they really need two endcaps and a main aisle location for Speed Racer Cars?  Maybe the little hotwheel thinks will sell, but I don't see any movement on the Speed Racer Car/Figures, whereas the Iron Man Displays are completely cleaned out.  I would have bet big money on Iron Man being way more popular than Speed Racer prior to their release - this should not have been such a surprise to retailers.

Back on topic, my local target has the Order 66 sets (what's left of them) off the front displays and flexed into the main aisle.

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Recent 30AC Purchases
« on: May 18, 2008, 11:00 AM »
Use my Hasbro Rewards Coupon to pick up Battle Droid Battle Pack and Obi's Starfighter with H-Ring at TRU. 

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: May 18, 2008, 10:47 AM »
I also hope they get around to making a transformable stoplight like they had on the Cybertron toon.

Well now that's just ridiculous.  You'd be proud of me Mikey - I missed the Friday meeting to help out at a Mothers of Multiples sale, and low and behold - they had a toy section.  Lots of transformers stuff, so I picked up a Megatron (armada?) Tank to add to the ranks for $2.  His tank mode is lamer than I thought, but surprised by the cool electronics.  ;D

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Battlestar Galactica
« on: May 18, 2008, 10:44 AM »
Another wow episode with an awesome ending. This season is moving at a great pace.

Anyone know when this will be up for viewing on scifi.com?  I thought they were usually ready to go by Saturday afternoon following a new episode, but no sign of the new episode yet.  Bummer for those of us that don't get the scifi channel.   :P

Hulu.com usually has the episode by Saturday morning. Broadcast quality.

Hulu didn't have it yet either, but I managed to snag it by searching around google a bit.   ;D

JUMP!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Battlestar Galactica
« on: May 17, 2008, 10:07 PM »
Justin, maybe you need to come over sometime. Comcast has basically the whole season so far "on demand". Better viewing on a TV than a computer screen.  ;)

I might just take you up on that!  The online thing has been working okay for me since I went with reduced cable several weeks ago, but I've usually caught the latest episode late Sunday or during the following week.  As of tonight, the latest episode is still not up, and I can't find anything or anyone that knows when they post the new ones.   :-\

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Feedback / Re: jedijaybird's feedback
« on: May 17, 2008, 03:00 PM »
Thanks to the Jaybird for ferrying all my trade goodies last night ("and for taking the Yoda head out our storage room" yells my wife. )  ;)

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Feedback / Re: Dan's (pka Bob Dylan SW fan) feedback
« on: May 17, 2008, 02:58 PM »
Thanks for the additional Scouts and assorted goodies Dan-o!

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The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: May 17, 2008, 02:56 PM »
For those of you that have been waiting, Target has their Iron Man figures on sale for $7.99.  :)

John

None of my Targets have Iron Man figures.

You mean they're sold out or they have no pegs for Iron Man? :P

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Battlestar Galactica
« on: May 17, 2008, 02:56 PM »
Another wow episode with an awesome ending. This season is moving at a great pace.

Anyone know when this will be up for viewing on scifi.com?  I thought they were usually ready to go by Saturday afternoon following a new episode, but no sign of the new episode yet.  Bummer for those of us that don't get the scifi channel.   :P

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Nowadays is very hard to acquire a real vintage SW figure from 3/4 inches,

Check Ebay - you can find lots of vintage figs for good prices, particularly if you need a bunch and buy them in a lot.   ;)

Not a fan of them releasing original vintage figs and I don't think they ever will. 

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Conventions / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2008
« on: May 16, 2008, 01:57 PM »
Hoping the SW Emperor Head Thingie is available online as well, but looking to pick up at least one of these if not two.

If anyone is able to nab me a Kazar set, I would love to get one of those.  Any idea on how much they'll charge?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything Wal-Mart
« on: May 15, 2008, 01:39 PM »
The Wal-Mart where we live treats there employees well and I've talked with many of them over their years of being there and they seem genuinely happy. So in the small scale it seems ok to me, but the grander picture is always different. BTW Jedi I love the flying pizza between Han and Vader.  I'm still trying to figure out how to upload without having a website. If anyone has the time please email me, Thanx!

Thanks!  I still crack up once in a while when I see that flying pizza.  Can't remember what site I got it from, but just search for star wars avatars sometime and you will see some cool stuff.

As for picture hosting, I use photobucket.  Here's a link to my pictures so you can see how it lays them out.  You can just copy the code from right below your picture - very slick.  Just hit Join Now in the upper left side of the screen and register (its free and I've gotten no spam from them that I know of).  ;)

http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff43/jman5544/

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Kubricks / Re: Custom Star Wars Kubricks
« on: May 15, 2008, 12:54 AM »
Dude, that Durge is awesome.  Great job!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything Wal-Mart
« on: May 14, 2008, 08:56 PM »
You love them and you know it!  ;D

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: More Wal-Mart Bashing
« on: May 14, 2008, 06:26 PM »
Justin - No need to get so confrontational. This is just suppose to be a friendly little chat about what people think about Wal-mart, or what that have heard, seen, or read about them.  No one opinion is Right, Wrong, or Indifferent; we are all entitled to our own opinion.

Personally I hate Wal-Mart, as I have been an employee so I know what they are cappable of. Mikey wants to pee on them if I remember correctly, but my friend that works for them at Corporate loves them, so it all good.

Ryan - Aren't you supposed to be at the post sending stuff to Chicago?   ;)  My comment about Name having a wrong opinion was sarcastic, hence the  ;)  ;)  ;) afterwards.  I wouldn't classify offering a different point of view as confrontational - as you said, we are all entitled to our own opinion and the heart of any blog is people posting their opinions.  Otherwise every reply would just say "Yes, I agree!"

If you haven't guessed by now, my pet peeve (original topic of our discussion) is people who blindly judge a person or group of persons without really looking at all of the angles and facts.  Based on additional evidence, I'm trying to counter what I believe to be prejudice against Wal-Mart. 

I'm also not a very big fan of the word hate in general.   :-\

Hate {–verb}: to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward...

Why would you feel "extreme hostility" towards a corporation that lowers consumer prices across all retailers, donates more actual dollars than any of their peers, or more personally - gave you a paycheck?  I don't like to shop there, but I really haven't seen a lot of rationale for people to hate Wal-Mart, outside of Mike who secretly loves them.   :-*

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