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JD Sports Forum! / GI Joe and Baseball
« on: July 1, 2004, 10:04 AM »
Saw this in the paper this morning and wondered what you guys and gals thought...

Twins' G.I. Joe giveaway criticized

Basically, The Minnesota Twins will be giving away an exclusive GI Joe action figure (Duke) painted up with the Team's colors.  These will be given to the first 5000 kids (13 and under) who attend a game this weekend.

It was supposed to be a patriotic move for the 4th of July, GI Joe, Apple Pie and Baseball, but all the crazies have come out of the wood-work saying that GI Joe has no place at the ballpark.

Are the Minnesota Twins sponsoring a war-drive by giving these away to kids?  Or were the Twins just trynig to give away a cool TOY to kids to celebrate the 4th of July?

I am pretty sure that the Twins had NO intention to recruit for the military OR support any particular War with this give-away.  I think they were just trying to give a cool patriotic toy to kids and it seems to be back-firing in their face.  I don't really think that having a GI Joe as a kid will automatically make you a war monger as some of these people seem to think.

Anyone else have thoughts?  Does GI Joe belong at the ballpark or is it an atrocity?


Watto's Junk Yard / A "Friendly" Dog Saves Toronto
« on: June 25, 2004, 04:05 PM »
All you Canucks out there thank your lucky stars for dogs, eh?

Friendly Dog Prevents Killing Spree?

Crazy... I dare say though, that you won't find cats repelling 6,000 bullet toting crazies!


Original Trilogy Collection / OTC Package Insert
« on: June 18, 2004, 09:20 AM »
Hiya, has a cool feature on the Endor Ambush set... but of course, since the set is full o'lame re-packs, the interesting part is the new OTC insert!

Check out the coverage here for the Endor Ambush stuff or clicky on the picture below for the Insert goodies:

Nice to see the little package catalogs return!


Watto's Junk Yard / Has Anyone Built a Deck Before?
« on: June 16, 2004, 04:45 PM »
Hiya Guys Gals (I know there are 1-2 of you females out there),

Summer is here in full effect and we are ready to get rolling on our big summer project:
We are attempting to add a deck onto our house this summer.  

We started out in May (the five days it didn't rain) by preparing the ground/landscaping around the house:  moving trees/bushes/shrubs, building a new garden, pulling out some old hostas, etc.  Now that the area along the house and yard have been landscaped for the deck, it's time to actually start building the dang thing, and the more I learn about it, the more daunting a task it is appearing to be.

I've got my plans (thanks Home Depot!) and building permit in hand, and the raw materials will be delivered this weekend.  We've also rented up some power equipment this weekend to help us dig the 42" deep holes in my yard this weekend...

Anyone got some helpful tips for digging post holes?
Anyone out there in JD land ever built a deck before?  
Any helpful tips that you can offer up to a Novice Deck Craftsman such as myself?
(sarcastic "don't nail your hand to the deck" comments are not needed, but fully expected from you turkeys)  :P

I realize that we're all SW dorks, therefore the stereotype indicates that we aren't exactly outdoor-builder type craftsman, but I don't believe in stereotypes, so I'd like to think that SOMEONE else has gone through this before...



Original Trilogy Collection / EPISODE III SPOILER ITEM
« on: April 28, 2004, 02:39 PM »
Hi Guys,

I wasn't sure which forum to put this in, but apparently has an Episode 3 item up for pre-order!


It's probably just mis-listed, but this might just be our first Ep3 preview item???

Hall of Justice / DC Pocket Heroes
« on: April 15, 2004, 04:01 PM »
Anyone else collect these?

I do, and I love them.  Sure, they're hard to stand up, they tip over easy, etc. but I really love them.  Great character selection so far.

I finally got a chance to get to the comics book store last night and pick up my Green Lantern box set:
Green Lantern (John Stewart)
Sentinel (Alan Scott)
Guy Gardner (Yellow Ring)
Green Lantern (Kyle - original duds)
Parallax (Hal Jordan)

I'm a big fan of the Silver Age GLC, so I was pretty stoked to pick this one up.  They look nice with my GL (Guy), GL (Hal), GL (Kyle - new duds), Sinestro, and Guardian.

Anyone else have a craving for DC's Pocket Heroes?

Or am I the only crazy person who buys these...


Feedback / habs98's feedback
« on: March 29, 2004, 06:25 PM »
Hi All,

Just wanted to let you all know I recently completed a great trade with him.  Ecxcellent packaging and item was received very quickly.  Also very quick to respond to e-mail!

Thanks again for the great trade!


Saga '02-'04 / Ultra Ewok!
« on: March 17, 2004, 11:17 AM »
Couldn't find an Ewok Topic, so here goes... has carded pictures up.


check it out.

Pretty cool.


Toy Reviews / Anakin Skywalker's Jedi Starfighter
« on: November 13, 2003, 12:10 PM »
Hi All,

I picked up Anakin's Starfighter last night at Target.

I wasn't sure I was gonna buy it, but the first few episodes of the cartoon convinced me I needed to have it.

VTOL Thruster: Positionable rear thruster for verticle take off/landing.  Goofy feature, but at least Anakins's Starfigher is a little unique here.

Positionable lasers:  Four paser cannnons, the two on the underside of the ship have a swing down feature that gives it almost a x-wing quality

Swing Wings:  Another feature stolen from US military aircraft, the wings (wingtips?) are positionable for either "attack" or "flight" mode.

Proton Torpedo:  Neifty little launch feature, you turn his Astromech's head to launch the missile.  Neat play-feature.

(big surprise here) - Clone Wars Anakin, you know the PILOT of this vehicle DOESN'T Fit in the cockpit!  No surprise with E2 vehicles having similar "features".   Ani's stance is too wide, his skirt too infexible, his Arms/sleeves too poofy!  I tried to cram him in there and it could be done, but only with potential damage to the figure (loosening/cracked joints)

On the plus side, I was able to get the Secret Ceremony Anakin (minus the cloak) into the pilot seat with much less difficulty (and the headband fits on him too, so there is a viable alternative.

Overall, I din't like the look of the toy at first, but with the cartoon and first hand "play experience" I can honestly say I am glad I bought it.

I give it a B+

Not the greatest vehicle, but a unique interpretation of the Jedi Starfighter...


Clone Wars '03-'05 / RED ARC Trooper?
« on: October 29, 2003, 10:36 AM »
What the heck?


"I don't remember reading about this one, but I was actually
looking for the second series of clone wars figures from the
cartoon this morning and ran accross a couple of cases of
the series 1 that had all the Arc Troopers repainted in red."

Check it out...

Will there be more down the road?


Saga '02-'04 / Tatooine Wave (Luke, R2 and R1)
« on: September 26, 2003, 09:36 AM »
Hi All,

Hasbro just posted pics of the 2nd 2004 wave, Luke, Drink R2, and R1 Astromech:

AND they announce the full line up for 2004 Wave 3!!!

"And check back next month to see the next Wave of 2004 3 "; figures from Jabba's Palace including Lando Calrissian in Skiff Guard Disguise, Shawda Ubb, J'Quille, Elom, and Holographic Luke Skywalker, as well as the next release of Ultra figures including Jabba the Hutt and a three pack of B'Ommar Monk, Bubo & Wol Cabbashite."

All those new Jabba Aliens! I think I'm gonna pass out...

Also some news about the new Animated Clone Wars figures being Target Exclusives...

Go check it out!


Modern Classifieds / Jeff's Trade List Archive
« on: June 13, 2003, 09:31 AM »
This is Jeff's Trade List Archive now...  ;)

Saga '02-'04 / New Saga TIE Fighter!
« on: April 4, 2003, 11:57 PM »
Hey All,

Since I'm new to the forums, I thought I'd drop a quick bit of news...

KB Toys is now taking pre-orders for their new exclusive TIE Fighter.

Check it out here:

I like the new back end, but wish the wings were a bit bigger...


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