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I don't understand why they were "forced" to either move the price to $25 or exclude a fig to make it $20.  Some all-powerful being has decided that a 10% increase to $22 wouldn't be a strong enough margin play?   :-\

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Offseason 2008
« on: July 31, 2008, 12:09 AM »
I hear Shannon Sharpe is a hell of a tight end.  If you drafted him in the first and then look for Mike Vick in the second, you'd have a hell of an offense!

Yeah yeah okay I get it - no more shop talk before the draft.  ;D

I'd much rather see more figures for less dollars, but if other 5 figure BPS are being released at $20, then I don't see how Hasbro is justifying 4 figure sets at the same price unless something else is included.  That being said, packs of 4 or 5 figures at $5 each is still a significant savings over $7 or $8 basic figs.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: JD Fantasy Football 2008
« on: July 31, 2008, 12:03 AM »
In that case, here's what I'm okay with, what I have questions about, and what I'm not okay with...

Agree with the following...
Passing Touchdowns (4)
Interceptions (-1)
Rushing Touchdowns (6)
Reception Touchdowns (6)
2-Point Conversions (2)
Fumbles Lost (-1)
Offensive Fumble Return TD (6)
Field Goals 0-19 Yards (3)
Field Goals 20-29 Yards (3)
Field Goals 30-39 Yards (3)
Field Goals 40-49 Yards (4)
Field Goals 50+ Yards (5)
Point After Attempt Made (1)
Sack (1)
Interception (1)
Fumble Recovery (1)
Touchdown (6)
Safety (2)
Block Kick (2)
Kickoff and Punt Return Touchdowns (6)
Points Allowed 0 points (6)
Points Allowed 1-6 points (3)
Points Allowed 7-13 points (1)
Points Allowed 14-20 points (0)
Points Allowed 21-27 points (0)
Points Allowed 28-34 points (0)
Points Allowed 35+ points (-1)

Need clarification these...assume you mean a bonus point at these milestones?
Passing Yards (50 yards per point; 1 point at 300 yards)
Rushing Yards (10 yards per point; 1 point at 100 yards)
Reception Yards (10 yards per point; 1 point at 100 yards)
Return Touchdowns (6) - are we awarding points to just the Defense or individual player as well?  I.e if you have Devon Hester and the Bears Defense, do you get 12 points when he runs one back?

Disagree with these...I don't think you should lose points for missing a field goal.  This is too influenced by weather and strategy in my opionion and you're already losing an opportunity cost of 3 or more points.  That's punishment enough.
Field Goals Missed 0-19 Yards (-1)
Field Goals Missed 20-29 Yards (-1)
Field Goals Missed 30-39 Yards (-1)
Field Goals Missed 40-49 Yards (-1)
Field Goals Missed 50+ Yards (0)

I would say this highly deemphasizes TD - any starting RB can get 60 yards rushing.  What I like about it is that it equalizes the impact of a goal line back versus a workhorse back.  They both contribute to overall success, so this helps equalize their importance. 

I'm not a fan of point per reception leagues.  Adding this in makes scoring even more arbitrary and puts too much emphasis on skill positions.

I would also like to see a few more points awarded to defensive points allowed.  I think this is more fair than what's listed above:

Points Allowed 0 points (10)
Points Allowed 1-6 points (6)
Points Allowed 7-13 points (3)
Points Allowed 14-20 points (1)
Points Allowed 21-27 points (0)
Points Allowed 28-34 points (-1)
Points Allowed 35+ points (-2)

Star Wars Universe / Re: Clone Wars: EU or Prequel?
« on: July 30, 2008, 11:43 PM »
Ah, but WHY is it EU? It is released as a Lucasfilm movie which seems to have been the qualifier for years.

Both of the Ewok movies were released by Lucasfilm, and they're EU.

To me, EU is anything other than the six main films.

That logic doesn't make any sense to me.  If your stand is that anything outside of a movie should be EU, then you should include the Clone Wars because its being released as a movie.  Frankly, I think the Clone Wars will make for better stories than what we saw in Episode I or II and since it comes between II and III, I consider it to be prequel era.  Of course, I'm more open to EU than some of my fellow SW enthusiasts.

The Legacy Collection / Re: The Big Vehicles - Did You Buy Them?
« on: July 30, 2008, 10:02 PM »
I bought the AT-TE at TRU because I just couldn't wait any longer and it came with the free Holo Grievous figure.  Still haven't even seen a Falcon at retail.

I have a set of three for $40 plus shipping if anyone still needs 'em.  Otherwise they're headed back to the store.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: JD Fantasy Football 2008
« on: July 30, 2008, 09:57 PM »
And I used a suitable smilie with it too. 

I'm open to changes, but it's up to the league to decide, not me. 

For: Rob

Against: Dressel

Anyone else care to put forth an opinion?

I'm okay with any kind of scoring as long as its set and clear prior to the draft.  Just changes who I would draft and where.  Isn't this a moot discussion though?  I thought the Yahoo league had fixed scoring.  Can we customize it to match what Rob is proposing?

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Offseason 2008
« on: July 30, 2008, 09:54 PM »
A couple of significant transactions in the past couple of days.

Jason Taylor (Miami Dolphins - DE) gets traded to the Washington Redskins.  I'm sure he's happy to be playing anywhere other than that cesspool that Miami has become.  I don't know if even Bill Parcells in the front office can save that team.

Jeremy Shockey (NY Giants - TE) gets traded to the New Orleans Saints for a couple of draft picks.  Honestly, I was expecting this a little sooner.  Especially with training camp opening at the end of the week.  Shockey wasn't enough of a team guy and it showed.  He became too much of a distraction and seemed to be second-guessing Eli Manning.  His productivity wasn't spectacular.  And Manning seemed more comfortable with rookie Kevin Boss at the TE position.  This really seems like a case of addition by subtraction by the Giants.

That's a major hit to Shockey's fantasy value in my opinion.  Speaking of which, where do people net out on Tight Ends this year?  Gates has far and away led the pack the past few years, but I'm seeing him ranked #2 or #3 in a lot of mock drafts so far...

People who play online games. 

Mainly because I have no time to play online games anymore.   :(

Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: July 30, 2008, 06:38 PM »
Transformers Panel

More ALTs??

Pretty cool that the tape that comes with Hound fits into Soundwave's chest.

About as clear as their anser on alts last time. I think we will hopefully see something next year.  Their is a pretty sweet binaltech Arcee out there now...

Maybe we are all getting smarter about getting sucked into these type of UGH-like promotions. Reading the comments above, I've decided to bend every "1st day of issue" card I come across.

Well, that's not very helpful to those of us who are trying to collect these.  Why would you ruin cards for a fellow collector?  ???

Updated with new wants.  Hoping someone can help me out with these First Day of Issue cards! 

Funny - I was just thinking how odd it is that everyone in those photos is wearing some kind of a dress. 

I actually have this nearly completed and need to get some new pics up...

Impressive... Your collection makes me DROOL!!!
 ;D :) ;) :o ::)
I like your 12" doll collection and the way you created setup scenes for your collectibles. It's COOL!

Hey thanks AG!  But they're not "dolls" they are extremely manly collectible action figures. Grr roar.   ;)

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