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Collections / Re: JediJman's Collection
« on: May 11, 2008, 10:37 PM »
I'm on a roll today.  Here's the just completed loose vintage display, along with customs.  Ordered some display lights, but not here yet, so apologies for the darkness of someof the ones towards the end...

Spectacular!  That Khaleen is incredible!  What's the base?

Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: May 11, 2008, 10:23 PM »
MP = Masterpiece.  I'm a newb compared to the other TFormer fans here, but I think there is a Masterpiece Megatron, Optimus (essentially 20th Anniversary version), Starscream, and Thundercracker.  They're foreign jobbies and not usually available around the US, though you can find online dealers for them and of course, Ebay.  I believe the usually run around $100 - Starscream was available on a very limited basis through Wal-Mart online.  I don't collect most of these, but had to get 'scream and am hoping for a cheap way to nab Grimlock.

You did a great job with all of them. Who's head is Daala's?

I'm pretty sure that's a Pirates of the Carribean Elizabeth Swan.  You can still find them on clearance at some WM and Targets - I've seen them here and there for about $3.

The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: May 11, 2008, 08:22 AM »
Does anyone have one of these for sale or trade?
I'd even buy it loose w/out the Sandman piece.

Wish I'd known a few months ago - they were clearanced down to $3.   :-\

Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: May 10, 2008, 11:30 PM »
The animated one is pretty darned close in appearance as Grimmy was in G1.  Clicky

Hope that helps  :)

Thanks for the pic, but I'm holding out for MP Grimlock.   ;)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: May 10, 2008, 11:26 PM »
Caught Iron Man this afternoon.  Pretty good flick and Downey Jr. did a fantastic job for his character.  I've never read a comic book in my life so I have no idea what the bonus footage at the end of the flick is for.  I won't say anything for those of you who haven't seen it yet.   ;)

I saw it tonight with my wife and we both loved it.  Stayed till the end for the bonsu footage, but having already seen it on youtube, it was less exciting than if I hadn't seen it.  I have an original Iron Man #1 from the old days and have been a fan for the better part of my life and honestly, I don't think anyone could have played that character better than RDJ.  Movie was fun, fast paced, good plot, and surprisingly funny.  I'm sure I'll hit it again and definitely getting the DVD.  Can't wait to see what Marvel does the next 2-3 years.  ;)

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!?  ???

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