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Collections / Re: JediJman's Collection
« on: May 10, 2008, 03:02 PM »
Death Star Updated with Shuttle and Falcon...

12" Collection Updated...

Watto's Junk Yard / More Wal-Mart Bashing
« on: May 10, 2008, 02:50 PM »
My father asked them if they were going to sell any of the damaged items and the manager told him no, that they had to throw everything in the store away and start over.

I'm guessing that either your dad or the manager he spoke to have a loose definition of "everything."  I find it pretty hard to believe that they had to toss every piece of merchandise in the store, but if they did, then maybe there was potential for safety issues and this was the best way to ensure public health?  Would you donate or sell an item if you were only 80-90% sure that it was safe?

Like I said before - it really doesn't matter what WM does.  The Wal-Mart haters in our midst will bash them regardless of what they do.  Here's another reason for you to "hate" Walmart and corporate America: 

Wal-Martís global contributions to charitable organizations totaled more than $470 million last year 

Obviously no one at Wal-Mart thinks about giving back to the community.  ::)

Watto's Junk Yard / More Wal-Mart Bashing
« on: May 9, 2008, 04:07 PM »
Why can't they at least donate canned goods and clothing, diapers and other items that most likely weren't affected.
I think Tracy addressed this scenario. I think common sense would prevail here and if there was obvious damage done to goods, those would/should be disposed of.

What constitutes unaffected product?  We don't really have a list of what was or was not tossed, so I'm not sure why we would assume that they would toss EVERYthing.  :-\

Watto's Junk Yard / More Wal-Mart Bashing
« on: May 9, 2008, 12:20 PM »
I think you should blame the American court system for this, not Wal-Mart.  I'm sure WM would rather make a few dollars on this damaged merchandise or at least nab some positive publicity rather than take it at a complete loss.  Problem is, if WM sold/donated any of the damaged merchandise, they could be liable for any health risk/injury resulting from these damaged products. 

What if part of a package melted and cut someone or chemicals smoldered into a product that could potentially cause health issues if later released and breathed in?  Far better to toss everything and take the loss than risk a single civil suit that could cost them millions and/or additional bad press.

Speaking of bad press - this is another great example of how people are just out to get Wal-Mart.  No offense Tracy, but if they had a fire and sold the damaged goods at a reduced price, people would be complaining that they are too greedy and even if they donate it, they're potentially putting people at risk by handing out damaged stuff.  If they toss it, they are wasteful monsters for polluting the environment with product that may have nothing wrong with it. 

I'm sure the WM Haters will pipe in now with how WM did the wrong thing and they wouldn't have been viewed poorly for taking another action, but I think some peole are just out to bash them no matter what they do.

Modern Classifieds / Re: Kubrick Series 8 (Sealed Boxes)
« on: May 9, 2008, 11:51 AM »
Are these known to not have chase figures in them?  Or in other words, did you find chases in your other boxes and know that these have none by process of elimination?

Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: May 9, 2008, 11:35 AM »
He will be $50 and readily available via Wal-Mart online and I don't want to hear anything else about it!   :-X

Collections / Re: The Sith's Herald's collection
« on: May 9, 2008, 11:33 AM »
Very cool.  I like the sith group - had no idea there were so many of them and cool to see 'em all together!  Is that a vintage 12" Luke up on your 12" shelf?

Collections / Re: KNASHDX's Collection
« on: May 8, 2008, 06:35 PM »
Looks cool!  Too bad those glass shelves don't go all the way across - you'd have a ton more space.  Is that a custom cabinet design?  I really like the way the Imperial army is coming together - very cool to see all the troops together. 

Was looking at some of your earlier posts and ahve to ask - why in the heck is your scarlet witch in with the X-Men enemies!?  ???

Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: May 8, 2008, 06:30 PM »
Takara/Tomy also has a Masterpiece edition of Grimlock in the works for this year and he'll likely be around $100.  This is a Japanese company and they are exclusive to Japan, but they are imported to the US.  Obviously a bit out of your priceline, but I'd thought I'd let you know even if you're not familiar with the MP line.   ;)

He will be $50 and readily available via Wal-Mart online and I don't want to hear anything else about it!  :-X

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: May 8, 2008, 03:17 PM »
What about Titan from American Gladiators. ****, most of them have comic book character physiques.  :P

This guy would make a decent Sabretooth.  :P

I'd be all for this as long as the guy can act.   ;)

The Legacy Collection / Re: Wal Mart Droid Factory Sets
« on: May 8, 2008, 01:11 PM »
These are supposed to be the last offerings of the 30AC line.  So expect them to be in stores around the end of this month, or in early June.

Ooo!  Opportunity to use my Hasbro Rewards certificate then!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: May 8, 2008, 01:07 PM »
Thomas Jane would be a decent choice IMO.

The guy who played the Punisher?  He doesn't feel like a solid cap to me.  Cap needs to be a leader and TJ doesn't seem like he has that quality to him.  Maybe I just view him as being too much of a loner because the Punisher movie.

Collections / Re: JediJman's Collection
« on: May 8, 2008, 10:27 AM »

Justin -

I have purchased some risers from Showcase Disign. They are a local company so if you are willing to drive to Lino Lakes to pick them up they are not that badly priced.

17" 2 step riser - $19.95
23" 2 step riser - $24.95
34" 2 step riser - $29.95
46" 2 step riser - $34.95

Good to know - I think this is one of the places I have looked at in the past.  I have 6 shelves about 72" each, so I would need 12 of the 34" risers and that would cost about $360.  Pretty major investment unless they're willing to let me pay with Hasbro Rewards Coupons.  ;)  Someday though...

30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Recent 30AC Purchases
« on: May 7, 2008, 11:07 PM »
Got me two more Shadow Stormies, 3 Scouts, a couple of Neyos, and a few more assorted legends figs at Target today.  ;D

Feedback / Re: davenuthals' feedback
« on: May 7, 2008, 11:05 PM »
Big thanks to Dave for selling me his Astromech packs, which will help get me out of a trading pinch I fell into.  Also appreciate prompt payment on the Fett Evo set!

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