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Collections / Re: Jesse's Collection
« on: December 20, 2007, 09:40 PM »
That Vader stash is sweet!  Hope your secret Santa thought to include some Vader's this year!  ;)

Kubricks / Re: Custom Star Wars Kubricks
« on: December 20, 2007, 09:36 PM »
I really like the Jax figure - that is your best one so far.  Great job on the paint aps!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: December 20, 2007, 04:55 PM »
Sweet!  I didn't even know this was in production!

Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: The Clone Wars Line Never Ended
« on: December 19, 2007, 10:30 PM »
Why is there ALWAYS a debate over what's EU and what's film accurate?  Lucas has done am amazing job of not messing up the continuity despite hundreds of comics, cartoons, novels, video games, etc.  If it says Star Wars, its part of the star wars timeline and universe - just accept it!  Doesn't mean you have to buy things from outside the movie, but a debate over what's EU versus Film-Accurate from the Clone Wars is kind of pointless isn't it?   ???

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars AT-TE
« on: December 19, 2007, 10:26 PM »
Yeah, I'm not too thrilled with their little news bit.

If this sells for $100.00, I wonder what retailers are paying?  $60 - $70?  From my retail experience, most stores want at least a 30% profit margin on an item to make it worthwhile - especially on larger items that eat up more shelf space and don't sell as fast as lower ticket items.

I think 30-40% is typical for groceries, but things like toys and electronics are a much higher mark up.  I have less experience with toys, but the figures I have seen put them at a bare minimum 50% profit margin, which would mean that Target is paying no more than $50 for a $100 item.  I remember someone with inside info posting that the Order $66 packs cost Target something like $2.25 each and they were selling for $9.99.  Even at their lowest clearance price ($2.54 I think?) Target ended up making a few pennies on them. 

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2007-08
« on: December 19, 2007, 03:18 PM »
Well, Shockey is better than Eli... so what's that say for your QB?  ::)

Shockey is better than Eli?  You mean he's better at being a tight end than Eli is at being a QB?  Or do you think Shockey might be a better QB than Eli?  I guess that is possible!   ;)

I will say that the Giants are somewhat hosed on offense without Shockey just because Burress has been banged up and they no longer have a receiving threat RB like Barber was.   Eli's had some okay games this year, but I'm not sure what people expect with no one to throw to.  Its not like A. Toomer is going to light up opposing defenses, especially not by himself.

Doesn't really matter.  I have seen the future and its Packers over the Patriots in the Super Bowl 28 to 24.

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

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...

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.  :(

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. 

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.

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?

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!

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...

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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