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The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: September 16, 2008, 12:56 PM »
I only buy one or two at most from each wave, so $15 is not enough to kick my habit for a good figure.  I don't get the BAFs though, so its often cheaper to just buy the fig loose on Ebay for less than retail.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Regular Season 2008
« on: September 15, 2008, 08:22 AM »
Pack looking good no doubt. I'm happy for rodgers being a cal fan. the falcons put up 34 on detroit though. the Lions have now allowed 921 yards and 82 points in just two weeks.  I'm really looking forward to the pack and cowboys next sunday night should be a really entertaining game.

I'm going to be at that game, so I predict Dallas over Green Bay 38-0  ::)

JD Sports Forum! / Re: JD Fantasy Football 2008
« on: September 15, 2008, 08:21 AM »
moss should be fine. I worried about Maroney though. i really shouldn't of drafted him in my money league. he fell all the way to 50th overall so it was hard to resist. most likely going to end up droping him for someone else :/

I didn't see all of that game, but I thought he got injured part way through...?  Kep in mind that he didn't explode until the back half last season.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: JD Fantasy Football 2008
« on: September 14, 2008, 10:26 PM »
Randy Moss, 2 Catches for 22 yards, 0 TD's

He's now on pace for 1000 yards and 8 TD's :-X

Sweet - 8 TDs still gets me a free beer from you.   ;D

Have to say, I'm a little worried after today's game.  I have moss in a couple of leagues, so here's hoping he and the Pats can tep it up a little. 

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Regular Season 2008
« on: September 14, 2008, 10:24 PM »
no doubt we were lucky to get that call and the chance to win. True on the D. man i'm glad to get this one :)

Broncos should have lost that game.  I only saw the highlights, but they won an earlier challenge on a call that should not have been reviewable and Cutler's fumble at the end was not a forward pass (seeing as how the Ref said he made the wrong call afterwards). 

Looks like the team to beat this year is A. Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.  Dropping 48 large on Detroit? Ouch.  2 and 0 baby!

JD Sports Forum! / Re: JD Fantasy Football 2008
« on: September 13, 2008, 10:21 PM »
Just an FYI for those that haven't heard.  The Ravens/Texans game that was moved to Monday night is now complete cancelled and they'll play later in the year.   If you have any Texans or Ravens, you might want to swap them out for other players this week. 

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Regular Season 2008
« on: September 13, 2008, 10:21 PM »
Ike!  Don't kick the baby!

Just an FYI for those that haven't heard.  The Ravens/Texans game that was moved to Monday night is now complete cancelled and they'll play later in the year.   :P

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's the worst job you've ever held?
« on: September 13, 2008, 10:19 PM »
When I was 15 I sold concessions at college football stadiums.  I had to wear a silly paper hat (which came off the second I was out of sight of the concession stand) and yell "Coke Here!" for a good three hours.  Totally thankless job and hardly paid anything - we made $2 for every flat of 20 cokes we sold.

30th Anniversary Collection / Re: TFU Stormtrooper Commander
« on: September 13, 2008, 10:12 PM »
Well, it is possible that a lot of Gamestop's don't know that they have them.  We have a store here in Mpls that gave out a couple of figures with pre-orders earlier in the week.  I went to get mine yesterday and they told me they didn't have them, but would give them out when people came in to get their games.  i called back today to discuss the situation and the same person who told me they had none confessed that they do have them in stock, but that her employees mistakenly gave them out ahead of time and wouldn't be giving anymore out until people came to get their games. 

Just some food for thought on why your local gamestop might not say they have these:

A.) They really don't have them
B.) They have them and don't know it ('cause they aren't supposed to give them out yet)
C.) They're just giving you a line to avoid complaints and plan to give them out with the games

And of course, I sometimes assume the worst in people, but what would stop a Gamestop Manager from just keeping the case(s) for themselves and selling them online?  There doesn't seem to be any tracking of what has been handed out so far and most of the GS's I spoke with didn't know what the hell I was even talking about.   ::)

The Legacy Collection / Re: Legacy Collection Battle Pack Repacks
« on: September 13, 2008, 01:54 PM »
I'm actually kinda looking forward to seeing what the packaged Dagobah set could look like in the Legacy line.

Then click here.  Follow the link in Brian's post to see the rest of them...  ;)

Blah.  Pass.

The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: September 13, 2008, 01:52 PM »
Hit up several targets a few times this week, still no sign of the wave. People over at fwoosh are reporting they have bumped the price up to 14.99 for all ML at target.

I saw the Target ML wave this morning and they were $14.99.  Obscene.  They had the Wolverine variant but no Union Jack.  Not sure if that's a case assortment or just what they happened to put out that morning.  Good looking line, actually.  I really dig the Spiral and yellow Wolverine and I think the Red Hulk will look good completely assembled.

I'm surprised people are shocked at the $15 price point.  All of the Targets in Minneapolis have the Hulk Legends figs at $14.99, so not sure why Legends would be any less.  Do other Targets around the country have Hulk Legends for less?

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Regular Season 2008
« on: September 13, 2008, 01:49 PM »
I think you'll recognize him by his flapping head, full of lies.

Hunh?  ???

Hall of Justice / DC Universe Classics
« on: September 10, 2008, 09:58 PM »
Ares and Wonder Woman look awesome!  Kudos to DC on continuously improving this line. 

For us non DC folks - who is Artemis?

Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: September 10, 2008, 09:56 PM »
Maybe, but those people aren't wanting to drop $100 on Masterpiece toys since they look nothing like what kids are seeing in movies and on TV.

No one wants to spend $100 on MP toys Ryan.  That's why Alternators were such a good line at $20.

Overall what is out there is good; because it is exactly what the target market is looking for.

I'm not part of the target market?  I've dropped hundreds on Alternators, so I sure ought to be part of the target and I'm telling you the new stuff sucks from a collector's perspective.  I totally get the whole concept of making toys for kids and matching the movie dude, but I just don't like 'em. 

All the stuff you can buy at retail locations like Wal-Mart and Target are not originally intended for the people here, that is what the Masterpiece set is for. Justin, if you don't like that stuff then don't buy it.

Not sure how you figure this.  Several people in this thread are buying the retail stuff at WM and Target - how is this not originally intended for these folks?  ???  I seem to recall Alternators being sold at both Target and WM.  And Ryan - I obviously don't like the stuff outside of MP and Alts, which is why I don't buy any of it.   ;)

Mikey is right! Parents and kid's don't want a super complex toy to play with. They want a toy that takes less than 2 minutes to transform, not one that takes an hour. Because lets face it the directions for transforming the toys were designed by NASA Engineers and only PhD's can understand the instructions on the first read. No matter how cool or realistic it looks, a Transformer that is a level 4 to transform is a tough toy for a 6 year old to figure out how to transform and will lead to a toy that is either broken or not played with.

Now that's your POV Ryan.  I certainly wouldn't give an Alt to a 6 year old, but seems like a great fit for a teenager who might be into cars/sci-fi/models.  As a parent, I'd rather have a toy that takes a little time to interact with than something my kids can figure out in 2 minutes. 

I haven't bought any of them, but are the $20 Deluxe figures any easier to transform than the Alts were?   I thought it was a fun challenge and others obviously liked them too because they were hard as all heck to track down when new waves were released.  I certainly saw them sitting a lot less than some of the movie stuff out there.  And I don't have a PhD or an Engineering degree, but none of these ever took me more than half an hour to figure out. 

Transformer toy's haven't changed a whole lot in nearly 30 years. Are you saying that all the figures since G1 are Turds on Sticks?

Are you smoking turds on sticks?  I'm calling for the return of the Alt line, not the G1 figures.  And I can't believe you said Transformer toys haven't changed a lot in 30 years...



JD Sports Forum! / Re: JD Fantasy Football 2008
« on: September 10, 2008, 09:27 PM »
Yes.  That's just where I've often gone to see who's moving.  Trust me, it's a nice tool to have.  I'll find one elsewhere.

They have a transaction report on CBS Sportsline too, but I think you might have to be in one of their leagues to see it. 

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