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LEGO / TRU Exclusive "Imperial Inspection" LEGO Set
« on: March 1, 2005, 01:24 PM »


When the Official Site said "coming in March", they meant it!

The Toys R Us exclusive Imperial Inspection LEGO Set was spotted by yours truly in Minnesota today!

For $49.99 plus tax you get:†
the Imperial Shuttle, four all-new stormtroopers, two Imperial Guards, two Imperial Officers, the Emperor, and Darth Vader.

I like the new-look for the Stormies, very nice!† Too bad the rest of the set is re-hashed stuff...† :(

Jeff

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Revenge of the Sith / RotS - Collection 2 Figures
« on: February 24, 2005, 11:05 AM »
Hasbro has now posted "close up looks" at some of the collection 2 figures (looks like 11 of the first 12 to me, no Padme). Although not necessarily anything new, always nice to get some official pics of them too.

;)

Jeff


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Revenge of the Sith / 2005 Red Metallic Darth Vader @ Target
« on: February 15, 2005, 12:54 AM »


Think we've seen the last of vac-metallized figures?† Think again.†

Hasbro wasn't lying when they said that the era of silver figures was over, but apparently they haven't given up on the vacuum-metallized exclusive figure concept just yet.†

The JediDefender News Room has dug up some dirt on a planned Target exclusive for 2005 - Red Metallic Darth Vader.† No details yet on the how or when, but you can expect to add this guy to your collection sometime in 2005!† Watch for more details on this figure as we get closer to April 2nd!

 :)

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Anyone else interested in these nifty keen 12" Highlander Figures by Sideshow?

First up, Connor MacLeod of the clan MacLeod:



and Duncan MacLeod




Connor MacLeod Features:
- 30 points of articulation
- Ramirez' Masamune Katana
- A dagger from Connorís historical weapon collection
- Bottle of Cognac (real Cognac not included)
- A Metallurgical History of Ancient Sword-Making, as authored by Connorís love interest, Brenda Wyatt
- 12Ē figure display base with Highlander logo
- Kurganís severed head

Duncan MacLeod Features:
- 30 points of articulation
- Duncanís dragonís head Katana, crafted by Hideo Koto
- Clan Chief Ian MacLeodís Claymore
- Sunglasses
- 12Ē figure display base with Highlander logo

$45.00 each, but I'm pretty sure they'll end up in my collection eventually...† ;)

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LEGO / SW Episode 3 Sneak Preview LEGO Set - Jedi Starfighter
« on: January 12, 2005, 10:03 AM »


In Stock at KBtoys.com:
http://www.kbtoys.com/genProduct.html/PID/3571179/ctid/17/INstock/Y/D/

$19.99 plus shipping and the first Episode 3 LEGO set is yours!

;)

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Ah, Sweet Irony
« on: January 11, 2005, 02:41 PM »
I saw this at another site and couldn't help but post it here too...

http://www.journalstar.com/articles/2005/01/04/local/doc41db350078259784029686.txt


Here's the edited version...

I-80 crash claims UNL student's life
BY BUTCH MABIN / Lincoln Journal Star

Derek Kieper was a smart, funny, intense young man who relished a good debate and would do anything for his friends. 

Kieper, a 21-year-old senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, died early Tuesday morning when the Ford Explorer he was a passenger in travelled off an icy section of Interstate 80 and rolled several times in a ditch. Kieper, who was riding in the back seat of the Explorer, was ejected from the vehicle.

Two others in the vehicle, including the driver, Luke Havermann of Ogallala, and the front-seat passenger, Nick Uphoff of Randolph Air Force Base in Texas, sustained non-life threatening injuries. Havermann and Uphoff, both 21, were being treated at BryanLGH Medical Center West.† The three men, members of the same UNL fraternity, were returning to Lincoln from San Antonio, Texas at the time of the accident, reported to authorities by a truck driver around 3 a.m.

Capt. Joe Lefler of the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office said Havermann was driving the Explorer east on the interstate near Northwest 48th Street when the vehicle went out of control on the ice-covered road. He said the vehicle travelled into the south ditch and rolled several times.† A truck driver headed in the same direction witnessed the accident and called 911, Lefler said. He said alcohol did not play a role in the accident, but he declined to discuss how fast the Explorer was travelling.

Derek, who was thrown from the vehicle, was not wearing a seat belt, Lefler said. He said Havermann and Uphoff were wearing seat belts at the time.†

In a column written for the Daily Nebraskan in September, Derek attacked seat belt laws as intrusions on individual liberties and expensive to enforce:

"It is my choice what type of safety precautions I take," he wrote.†

"There seems to be a die-hard group of non-wearers out there who simply do not wish to buckle up no matter what the government does. I belong to this group."

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His Anti-Seat Belt Law tirade can be found here:
http://www.dailynebraskan.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/09/17/414a5a030e91d?in_archive=1


Dumbass.   ::)

Always buckle up kids. 

Sure, maybe you think the government is intruding on your rights, blah blah blah, but better to suck it up and buckle up and live to protest another day.   :-\

Jeff

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Revenge of the Sith / Episode III Beast Assortment
« on: January 9, 2005, 11:55 PM »
What the heck is this thing?

Episode III Beastie

 ???

And will he come with a pack-in figure?

Jeff

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OK, so I decided that we need a separate thread for this series.† If it turns out that only Scott and I ever post in this thread, so be it.† †:P


So, I am now about 660 pages into Book 1, A Game of Thrones, which I picked up thanks to a recommendation by Scott in the JD Book Club.† It is a fantastic book and I thank Scott for his suggestion.†

There are many similarities between the story so far and the historical War of the Roses (history, NOT the crappy 80s movie ::)).† I cannot believe how I was quickly sucked into the story and the world of the Seven Kingdoms.

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SPOILERS

Man, so a lot of people that I thought would be major players in this series start dropping off!† There is a lot of set-up only to surprise you by someone unexpected croaking off!† †:(† Already a few of the characters I had grown to really like have been cast aside.† †>:(† Of course, the beauty of the book is that each passing gives specific motivation to the rest of the cast to play out their roles.

OK, I won't say any more until I am finished with the book, although I am interested to see what will happen with Drogo and his khaleesi as they prepare to sail west.† Should be interesting when the Dragon meets the Lion and the Wolf and the Rest...
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END SPOILERS


My goal is to finish book 1 before I head out for Portland (Christmas Travel) so that I can start book 2, A Clash of Kings on my plane ride west!

So, anyone else heard of or read any of the books in this series?† Played the CCG?† Read any of the Anthology short stories or Graphic Novels?

Jeff

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Revenge of the Sith / 2005 RotS Figures Release List
« on: December 10, 2004, 11:53 AM »
Revenge of the Sith Preview Wave
1-4 - General Grevious
2-4 - Tion Medon
3-4 - Wookiee Warrior
4-4 - R4-G9

Revenge of the Sith Preview Vehicle
Anakin's Jedi Starfighter

Revenge of the Sith - Collection 1, Wave 1
III-01 Obi-Wan Kenobi
III-02 Anakin Skywalker
III-03 Yoda
III-04 Super Battle Droid
III-05 Chewbacca
III-06 Clone Trooper
III-07 R2-D2
III-08 Greviousí Bodyguard
III-09 General Grevious
III-10 Mace Windu
III-11 Darth Vader
III-12 Emperor Palpatine

Revenge of the Sith - Collection 2, Wave 1
III-13 Count Dooku
III-14 Chancellor Palpatine
III-15 Bail Organa
III-16 Plo Koon
III-17 Battle Droid
III-18 C-3PO
III-19 Padme Amidala
III-20 Agen Kolar
III-21 Shaak Ti
III-22 Kit Fisto
III-23 Royal Guard
III-24 Mon Mothma

Revenge of the Sith - Collection 1, Wave 2
III-25 Tarfful
III-26 Yoda
III-27 Obi-Wan Kenobi
III-28 Anakin Skywalker

Revenge of the Sith - Collection 2, Wave 2
III-29 Ki-Adi Mundi
III-30 Saesee Tiin
III-31 Luminara Unduli
III-32 Aayla Secura

Revenge of the Sith - Collection 1, Wave 3
III-33 Clone Commander
III-34 Clone Pilot
III-35 Palpatine
III-36 General Grievous

Revenge of the Sith - Collection 2, Wave 3
III-37 Tri Droid (Medical Droid)
III-38 AT-TE Gunner
III-39 Polis Massan
III-40 Mas Amedda

Revenge of the Sith - Collection 1, Wave 4
III-41 Clone Trooper
III-42 Neimoidian Warrior
III-43 Wookiee Warrior
III-44 Destroyer Droid

Revenge of the Sith - Collection 2, Wave 4 - OUT NOW
III-45 Tarkin
III-46 Ask Aak
III-47 Meena Tillis

Revenge of the Sith - Collection 1, Wave 5 - OUT NOW
III-48 R2-D2 (Electronic)
III-49 Commander Baccarra
III-50 Anakin Skywalker on Mustafar

Revenge of the Sith - Collection 2, Wave 5 - August 2005
III-51 Captain Antilles
III-52 Zett Jukassa
III-53 Utapauan Warrior

Revenge of the Sith - Collection 1, Wave 6 -† September 2005
III-54 AT-RT Driver
III-55 Obi-Wan Kenobi (Red Leader Pilot)
III-56 Mustafar Sentry

Revenge of the Sith - Collection 1, Wave 7 -† October 2005
III-57 Commander Bly
III-58 Wookiee Commando
III-59 Commander Gree
III-60 Grievous Bodyguard
III-61 Passel Argente
III-62 Cat Miin (Shu Mai's Aide)
III-63 Nemoidian Commander

Revenge of the Sith - Collection 2, Wave 6 -† October 2005
III-64 R4-P17 (Obi-Wan's Astromech)
III-65 Tactical Ops Trooper
III-66 Plo Koon (Holographic)
III-67 Aayla Secura (Holographic)
III-68 Wookiee Heavy Gunner

All items on this list have been confirmed for 2005.† Please refer to the individual threads for discussion on them.† Thanks! :)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Wake up with the Sith!
« on: November 19, 2004, 10:46 AM »


Are you ready for Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year?†

Are you looking for a reliable wake-up call to make sure that you don't oversleep and miss the doorbuster bargains?†

Well then, this one's for you!† Target has set up a website where you can register for a free wake-up call from a number of celebrities, including Darth Vader!† Head on over now to register for your wake-up call from the Dark Lord himself!

And don't forget to go HERE to watch the Vader + Heidi Klum mini-film if you haven't seen it yet!

Jeff

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Feedback / Darthshader's feedback
« on: November 18, 2004, 09:31 PM »
Can it be?† The fantabulous Disney hunter extraordinaire Sharon doesn't have a feedback thread here at JD.com yet?

Well then, I'm proud to start one with a +1 report!

Another great deal with Darthshader!† Great communication and super-fast payment!† No hassel and all professional!† Thanks again for taking some stuff off my hands!† :)

Jeff

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Feedback / iFett's (pka infinittifett) feedback
« on: November 12, 2004, 02:57 PM »
Time to start up a feedback thread for Mike!

We hooked up today for a meet and swap at the TRU parking lot.† Great guy and an easy deal!

+1 for Mike!

:)

Jeff

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Seller miyatoys has the first wave of the upcoming Star Wars Titanium Series up for bid on eBay!† This first wave includes the Falcon, a TIE Fighter, Slave 1, and an X-Wing.†

This planned exclusive line of die-cast classic Star Wars vehicles is set to debut next spring along side the Episode 3 preview figures and should retail for around $4.99 each.†

Details are still sketchy about wave 2, but look for future waves to branch out into Prequel vehicles as well!

:)

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / The Incredibles!
« on: November 6, 2004, 11:00 AM »
Well,

My wife and I went out to dinner with a few friends last night and decided to see a movie afterwards.  There was indecision all around on what to see, so I talked them into The Incredibles.

Episode 3 Prview aside (which ROCKED on the big screen), the movie was actually REALLY good.  Kind of like how a James Bond/Superhero movie should be. 

Once again, Pixar is able to crank out a movie where the characters are very well thought out and VERY human.  I'm not going to offer up any spoliers (since this is the start of the thread), but it was a pretty great movie!  Anyone else catch this one last night?

Jeff

ps.
Also had a preview for next year's Pixar movie - Cars.

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Feedback / JesseVader08's feedback
« on: November 4, 2004, 10:05 AM »
Hi All,

Just wanted to report in on a deal I've got going...

I sold some extra stuff to Jesse, and he was right quick to respond to my PMs and he sent out payment with lightning speed!†

How fast you ask?† Well, we started dealing, closed the deal, AND he sent payment all in the same day!† Can't get much faster than that!† †;)

Thanks again for the quick and easy transaction, Jesse!

 :) A++++

Jeff

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