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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2007-08
« on: December 19, 2007, 11:34 AM »
Not without Shockey, I'd say. Despite being an Eagles fan, that's a tough loss for the team.

Oh yeah we're going to miss that season total of 3 TDs.  He's just a force::)

If our TE were Gates, Winslow, Clark or Witten, I'd agree.  Shockey?  Let's see, he broke his leg, Kevin Boss came in, BANG!  Touchdown.

Among TE's in today's NFL, Shockey is very very average.

Shockey sucks.  Everyone knows Donald Lee is the best tight end in the league.  ;D

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Recent 30AC Purchases
« on: December 18, 2007, 02:58 PM »
Wow, I can't believe you got your force unleashed figs already!  Who did you order thru?  Any pictures to share?  I'm psyched for this line...

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The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: December 18, 2007, 02:15 PM »
There's only 2 as far as I know.  Wish I had asked for those BAF parts on my BK and MG for you Canucklehead.  :(

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: AT-TE to be released next fall in 2008!
« on: December 18, 2007, 12:18 PM »
Wow where are you getting those figures for costs of ads??? I work in the printing industry and haven't seen inflated numbers like that. heck, sign me up to work at that place, I'd make a fortune...

I work in the manufacturing industry and that is the typical agency cost for print plan development and production.  I've often thought that I could photograph food on a plate or a happy couple smiling for far less, but there's obviously more to the process than that. 

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: AT-TE to be released next fall in 2008!
« on: December 18, 2007, 10:23 AM »
I think costs are pretty speculative unless you work in that business or have some inside information.  While actual production may only be 1/5th the retail cost, we have no idea what fixed costs went into development or package design or new machinery to manufacture this item.  You can't always just make a new mold - sometimes a new tool or part is needed to make certain pieces.  And you'd be surprised what print development costs - I know that most mmagazine ads cost between $50 and $100k just for creative development.  And will this set include pack-in figures?  If so, there's an additional cost as well.  I do think its safe to say that at $100, they're getting at least a 50% margin on this item.

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Recent 30AC Purchases
« on: December 18, 2007, 10:16 AM »
Today was a great day for me

Online sellers:
2 Juno Eclipse
2 Deena Shan
1 Rav Bralor (Mando Set)
1 Isabet Reau (Mando Set)
1 Shadow Fixer (Mando Set)
1 At-St Driver from Endor Set

Wait, you just ordered these versus actually receiving them, right?

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Recent 30AC Purchases
« on: December 17, 2007, 10:37 PM »
Picked up a 4th McHan today.  9 Figures until I'm done with TAC for '07!

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The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: December 17, 2007, 06:11 PM »
Is anyone seeing the twopacks at stores anymore?  Series two stuff I mean.  I didn't see any when I was down in San Diego. 

You mean the WM 2-packs?  I've never seen them at retail...

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The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: December 17, 2007, 04:45 PM »
I'm very happy to see them continuing to focus mainly on the 6" line.  There are a few strays, but the bulk of the figs coming out will still fit with ML.  The interchangeable part sets seem most appealing, depending on the role cole of everything else that's coming out. 

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Watto's Junk Yard / Batman - The Dark Knight
« on: December 17, 2007, 04:41 PM »
I'm still more jazzed about Iron Man than anything else, but DK is definitely near the top of the list!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Batman - The Dark Knight
« on: December 14, 2007, 11:45 AM »
Wow, looks pretty cool.  Much more "adult" than the old Tim Burton take.  Ledger looks like an awesome Joker from the preview - more of a cross between the guy from Saw and the Crow. 

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Feedback / Re: Darth Vlad's feedback
« on: December 13, 2007, 04:40 PM »
Thanks to Steve-O for driving to this week's meeting, and for the legends figs I bought, and for the clone officer swap, and... ;D

 :o

Now my feedback will really be good!  ;)

What?  ???

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2007-08
« on: December 13, 2007, 01:45 PM »
Sweet - another week of Packer TV in the land of Viqueens!

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My list is Right Here if my secret santa needs any ideas.   ;)

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Feedback / Re: Morgbug's feedback
« on: December 13, 2007, 01:29 PM »
Big thanks to the Canucklehead for some shadow stormies, Starkiller Hero, and the POTC Sandtrooper that I've been trying to hunt down for years!  I finally got your Tat Skiff and UGH figs in the mail, so it should arrive sometime in February.   ;)

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