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Other Collectibles / Re: Clone Wars Happy Meal Toys
« on: August 15, 2008, 08:49 PM »
I can't decide if these are just really really bad or if they are the worst happy meal premiums ever.  Pass.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: August 15, 2008, 08:44 PM »
so basically no one is allowed to post pictures of 'hot men' in here either? lol wow

Wouldn't it be better to start a thread dedicated to photos of guys?  People can go to whichever they want and see what they expect?  That way everyone's happy?

I think some people post pictures of guys here just to get a reaction out of others.  Having a seperate thread would defeat the purpose.   ::)

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: JD Fantasy Football 2008
« on: August 15, 2008, 05:08 PM »
We don't actually play for money in this league.  He was just joking around.


Ahhhh.  Good to be the noob.   ;)

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Feedback / Re: Morgbug's feedback
« on: August 14, 2008, 06:13 PM »
Not that he needs any more feedback at this point, but Brent just bought some stuff from me and even paid a few extra bucks for my troubles.  Very much appreciated!  Great trader, fun guy.  He prefers to be called MOUNTIE whenever possible.   ;D

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: JD Fantasy Football 2008
« on: August 14, 2008, 06:07 PM »
I'll collect the money.

But I don't promise to disperse it after the season ends.

What's the entry fee and what are the payouts?

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http://www.brianstoys.com/store/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=S8L3CCLONETROOPERFELUCIAC9



 ???  I assume you're pointing out the crummy prices at Brian's?  Not very helpful.   ::)  Let's try to stay on topic...

I'm not a big fan and have never ordered from them before, but there are good deals to be had with this offer.  Try this one:

http://www.brianstoys.com/store/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=S8L3CCASEASST0223

Witht he freebies, you get 16 figures for about $5.70 a piece, which is about 30% lower than Target and TRU prices.  AND its shipped right to your house. 

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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Are the Jedi anti-jedi?
« on: August 14, 2008, 01:15 AM »
Anakin didn't discover Palpy was a sith becasue of his force sensitivity.  He discovered it because Palpy all but said, "Yo golden boy, get your sith powers right here!"

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Pretty good deal over at Brian's Toys...yes I said Brian's Toys.  Spend $75 on in stock merchandise and get 4 figures free!

Go to This Link to sign up for the four figures, then put $75 worth of instock goodies in your basket. 

When you check out, use this promotional code to change the price of the four figs to free:

FREECLONEWARS2008

I bought all of these at retail, so just returning them will net me over $30, making my BT purchase $50 instead of $80...not a bad deal!

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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Are the Jedi anti-jedi?
« on: August 13, 2008, 10:23 PM »
I guess the Jedi are so engraved in their daily routines that they can't see what is happening around them. Kind of like playing a video game for an hour but never noticing people have entered or left the room during that time.

I get your points, but am wondering what you would have had them do.  If they sat back and did nothing, there still would have been a Clone War.  My interpretation from the novels is that they're trying to serve the force and light side by serving the Republic.  Many of the Seperatist forces weren't just trying to remove themselves from the Republic - they were being aggressors against other civilations (who were loyal to the current galactic government). I'm sure many of these conflicts were due to Palpy and Dooku's manipulation behind the scenese, but I think the Jedi felt that taking a side would do more to preserve lives.  Remember, there had not been a galactic war for a long long time, so I'm sure there was confusion about what role they should or shouldn't play.  In that situation, it would be easiest to just follow their exisiting pattern of working for the Republic. 

And if they had spent the ten years between Maul and the Clone Wars searching out the Sith, would they have found Palpatine?  I think the Supreme Chancellor would be a little beyond suspicion and difficult to detect as the only suriviving Sith in the universe.  As for using your feelings, I think the Jedi teach that you need to understand and be aware of your feelings, but to not let them control you.  You need to be aware of your rage or anger in order to recognize it and not act upon it without thinking. 

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: JD Fantasy Football 2008
« on: August 13, 2008, 05:46 PM »
Three days until I set the scoring system. 

I am not opposed to changing the scoring a little to favor general production a bit more.  And I am not opposed to the negative points in the original scoring system, though I'd accept them being dropped to -0.5 (or is it already there  :P)

Any other comments?

I finally got on to the site and checked out current scoring.  Not sure how you would have folks vote on this, but I'd be in favor of getting rid of the -1 for missed kicks.  Everything else is fine with me.

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Check out this lett I received back from Target Guest Service after complaining about the price moving from $8 down to $7, then back up to $8 the next week.  I'm going to print a few copies, shred them, and spread them over my garden as I believe this will make great fertilizer.  >:(

"Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and feelings about our price matching policy for the Star Wars action figures. We've established our policy as one way guests may expect value and low prices on all our merchandise. Target doesn't price match or price adjust with other competitor stores. (REALLY? I used to work with Target for Ctgy Mgmt and we would specifically audit local Wal-Marts to check prices!) I'm sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment this may have caused.

We're always looking for ways to make the Target experience better for every guest. As a result, I'll make sure to share your comments with our Store Operations team.

Thanks for shopping with us. I hope we'll see you again soon at Target.

Sincerely,

Garry
Target Guest Relations"


Thanks Garry - definitely hope to see YOU on my next shopping trip so I can tell you what I think in person.  I'll be picking up my SW from Wal-Mart despite the added gas prices and inconvenience of getting there, or worst case spending my $8 per figure at TRU.

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The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: August 12, 2008, 07:48 AM »
I saw She-Hulk at a couple Targets last Wednesday.  Almost caved and bought all 8 between a few Target stores but in the end couldn't do it.

A number of these, including absorbing man, are up at HTS.com.  Shulkie is out of stock, but Mikey found one for me anyway :-*

So she is out and around the twin cities!  Spidey - do you remember which Targets you saw her at?  Probably long gone now, but hoping to find one of these local instead of resorting to evilbay.  Thanks!

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I think with the inclusion of a second officer, it then switches back to figure production adding to the overall cost as they have to produce twice as many officers than the other figures to fill out the 5 figure format.

Okay, help me with this math:

$8 per fig - Basic Fig
$4 per fig - Clone Wars 5 Fig BP

We know profit margins on these items are high - Hasbro makes a profit on what they sell to retail and retail makes a profit off of us.  Lets be conservative at 60% markup for Retailers and 66%.  That means Hasbro's cost structure per figure is as follows:

Basic Figs:  $8 Retail     $5 Selling Price       $3 Hasbro Cost
BP Figs:      $5 Retail     $3.13 Selling Price   $1.87 Hasbro Cost

Its not like the BP packaging is free, so let's assume the figure itself costs $1.  That would mean basic figure packaging costs $2 and the BP packaging costs $.87 per figure for a total of $3.48.

This would follow Adam's logic that packaging adds quite a bit to the cost, but additional figures would only cost $1.  Certainly doesn't seem like rational to raise the retail price an additional $5 for adding one figure.  :-\

Of course, TRU raises their prices by $5 for no reason at all... ::)


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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Offseason 2008
« on: August 11, 2008, 10:35 PM »
In addition to the Madden cover, Favre has to overcome the mojo of playing somewhere other than Green Bay.  It's a tall order.

I also heard that he walked under a ladder on his way to camp, tripping over a stray black cat, and fell smack into a mirror, shattering it.  With all of this bad luck, I predict he will spontaneously combust into a fireball of ash by week #3.  Sorry Jets fans.   :(

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1:6 Scale Figures and Collectibles / Re: Sideshow 12" Darth Vader
« on: August 11, 2008, 10:30 PM »
I had to get on wait list... >:(

also could someone explain what sideshow points are for?

You build up points for every purchase.  The more you spend, the more points you get.  Next time you order, you can use your points to lower the cost.  I think you need like 75ish points just to get a couple bucks off, but if you order 2-3 figs, you can build up enough points to make it worthwhile.

WARNING: I found this out the hard way - save your points for cheaper priced items, not expensive items!  When you use points on an order, you don't collect ANY points for the remaining purchase price.  I used my points on the Clone Wars Obi Wan to save a few bucks, but now I'm not getting any of the points for him and he's worth quite a few.  You're way better off collecting points on the big tickets, then using them on something smaller.

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