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Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Clone Trooper 4 Packs!
« on: January 4, 2005, 04:15 PM »
GAH!
 
 :o
 
Wow, is Hasbro actually listening to us?!?!

edit - WTF?  $36 plus shippnig for 4 Clone Troopers?!?!  Ugh.  I'm not so excited anymore...

and $300 for a case of 48 figures isn't a good deal for Army Builders.   >:(

Jeff


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Man, next year's gonna be wide open.  Have they ever had a year where nobody made it? 

I think the last year with no one being voted in was in the 90s, about 10 years ago.  I think there was 2-3 guys with 65-70% of the vote, but none of them got in... 1996 maybe?

Hasn't happened for a while though...

Jeff

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It's official, Boggs and Sandberg.

Boggs, Sandberg are Hall choices

Congrats to the best 2B of all time finally getting his due.   ;D

Sutter was closer than ever with 67% of the vote, maybe next year relievers will start getting the nod as well?   :-\

Considering the whiffers on the ballot next year (Albert Belle, Will Clark, Gary Gaetti and Orel Hershiser) hopefully Goose or Sutter will get in next year... after that, in 2007 you start seeing some big names pop up (like Tony Gwynn, Cal Ripken and Mark McGwire) and they are running out of eligibility.
 
Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official 2005 Movie Thread
« on: January 4, 2005, 11:53 AM »
Anyone else looking forward to Elektra (Jan 14th)?

It probably will suck, but it might not be TOO bad.   :-\

And, worst come to worst, if it does suck well at least you get to watch Jennifer Garner for 100 minutes or so.  :)

Jeff

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Other Toy Lines / Re: 2005: What Are You Collecting?
« on: January 4, 2005, 11:27 AM »
Here's where I see myself heading in the new year...

Star Wars
With RotS, I'll stick to my basics.  2 of each of the NEW basic figures (1 to open, 1 to keep carded), 1 of each of the recards/repaints (to keep carded), 1 of each of the NEW deluxe/ultra type figures, NEW vehicles, NEW box sets, etc.  I don't buy repack vehicles (usually).  The only thing I keep packaged is one of every basic figure carded.  Everything else gets opened.  I'll also probably continue to pick up some of the Galactic Hero 2-packs to stash away. 

No Unleashed, no Master Replica props, no Gentle Giant busts or Bust-Ups, no Code 3 vehicles, no 12" stuff, no Sideshow Satues, no Attakus statues, no Kotobukaiya statues/models, no Die Cast vehicles, no Micro-Machine vehicles, no Action Fleet vehicles, no Jedi Force figures, no SW board games, no Wookiee super-soakers, no more WotC minatures, no Hallmark ornaments, no posters, no replica helmets, no Attacktix figures, no SW plush "buddies", etc etc etc.


Kubricks
I'll pick up any new Sesame Street, Muppets, Batman (villians and major characters such as Gordon, Alfred or NW), and of course Star Wars.  Probably try to track down my first box set (Early Bird, Speeder Bike, or TRU 5-pack).  Maybe branck out into some of the other lines too if I happen across any I like.  :)


DC Direct
I'll pick up some of the Green Lantern Wave planned for March to add to my Green Lantern shelf.  Will also pick up any new Pocket Hero sets that they announce (but I think this line is dead :().


That's about it I guess... unless something new pops up!  :)

Jeff

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2004
« on: January 4, 2005, 11:00 AM »
I figure, if you're gonna make predictions, you might as well make them entertaining...

Jeff

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2004
« on: January 4, 2005, 10:51 AM »
Here's my picks:

NFC

Round 1:
Minnesota over Green Bay
Seattle over Saint Louis

Round 2:
Atlanta over Seattle
Minnesota over Philly - Moss says "TO who?" to the national media.

Champisonship:
Minnesota over Atlanta  - Minnesota avenges the dreadful loss in 99


AFC

Round 1:
Indy over Denver
San Diego over NY Jets

Round 2:
NE over Indy
Steelers over Chargers

Championship:
NE over Pitt


Super Bowl

So, my two Super Bowl teams are the Vikings and the Patriots.  Just as soon as all the Viking fans write them off, the Vikes go on a tear and make it to the big dance.  Scott, despite his better judgement and fearing the inevitable disappointment, gets back on board the Vikings bandwagon; he's caught up in Super Bowl hype.

The day of the big game rolls around only to see the Vikings CRUSHED by the New England Patriots.  :(

The Vikings pourous defense catches up with them and Tom Brady looks like the second coming of Joe Montana circa 1990 as he breaks Montana's Super Bowl TD record with 6 TD passes.

New England 55, Minnesota 10


Scott is found days later wandering the streets of Minneapolis in his underpants muttering, "I just KNEW those f'ing knobblers would lose... WHY OH WHY DID I LET MYSELF BELIEVE?!?"

And somewhere the little Baby Jesus cried... :'(

Jeff

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I have heard legendary tales of people who found one (with missile) in the second, closer to Christmas shipment...

BUT, of those who DID find it the Slave 1 with Missile, the backpack missile was packed INSIDE the box, with the rest of the vehicle accessories.

In other words, there is no way to tell if it has a missile or not by looking at it.

In order to find out if it has the missile, you have to (gasp), OPEN IT.

Therefore, it will be nigh impossible to nab one of each variation because there is currently no way to tell them apart without opening them.  And once they are open, well, they are no longer packaged, right?

So, basically, at this point, it is a total crap shooot as to whether the ones sitting on your Target shelf have the missile or not...  :-\

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« on: January 3, 2005, 01:43 PM »
I am hoping to stick to my $100 a month budget again this year, but I may have to end up selling some stuff to stick to that budget thanks to Celebration 3 and RotS pile-up of goods...

Maybe I'll have the will-power this year to wait for the Clearance sales at Target TRU...  I couldn't wait during Ep1 or Ep2, but having seen both of those, maybe THIS year I'll do better and pick up some stuff cheaper?   :-\

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« on: January 3, 2005, 01:35 PM »
I didn't sign up for this game at the start of the year, but I have been keeping track nonetheless...

My 2004 Total:

$1596.98

Went over my planned budget of $100 a month, BUT almost ALL of the overage came at the hands of a certain line that I started collecting in 2004...

Yes, yet another "Damn Kubricks" story...  8)

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Snow!
« on: January 3, 2005, 01:30 PM »
We got more, but the neighbour came over and did our driveway with the snowplow, so it was relatively painless.  Still haven't seen an amount, but it had to be less than forecast, so maybe about 3" more.  Sides of the driveway are stacked with snow, about the same height as the roof of my car now.  Haven't seen snow like this locally since 1997 and we had a pretty darn major flood around Winnipeg and southern Manitoba that year :-\

All the snow seems to be staying to the north or east of us here in MN. 

It seems like all the "Alberta Clipper" storms are dumping all the snow on you Southern Canadians so the storms are empty when they get to the Twin Cities.  Then, the storms hit the Great Lakes, pick up a bunch of moisture, and dump snow on the eastern states.

I mean, this weekend Duluth, MN got 9.5 inches of snow while the Twin Cities got 1/4" of Ice pellets.

Strange...

Jeff

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Kubricks / Re: Kubricks and Minimates
« on: January 3, 2005, 01:25 PM »
Well, I spread some of my Christmas $$ around this morning and ordered a dozen new Kubrick figures...

Animated Batman S1 Killer Croc
Animated Batman S1 Man-Bat
Movie Batman S1 Catwoman
Movie Batman S1 The Joker
Movie Batman S1 The Penguin  (My Total Bat-Figure Count now = 10)
Sesame Street S1 Big Bird
Sesame Street S1 The Count
Sesame Street S1 Grover
Sesame Street S1 Ernie
Sesame Street S2 Bert
Sesame Street S2 Oscar
Sesame Street S2 Elmo  (My Total Jim Henson figure count now = 12)

I had to spread my orders around over SweatyFrog, eBay, and Ningyoushi, but I got them all very cheap ($6 each or less). 

:)

Total Kubrick Count = 27 Non-Star Wars, 22 Star Wars (Indy = Non-SW)

Jeff




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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Snow!
« on: January 3, 2005, 10:16 AM »
Ugh.

We got clobbered with freezing rain over the weekend too.  It was the strangest thing I've seen in my life, if was like it was POURING rain, but it wasn't rain, it was tiny little rice-shaped ice pellets.  Complete with Thunder and Lighning too. 

Very, very odd.

The worst part was when it coated out our phone line to our house which then cracked in the blustery wind.  Not broken clean through, so we've got a TON of static on the line and it was near unusuable for the DSL which meant a weekend without the net!   >:(

My first weekend "off" from my busy schedule and I couldn't even play on-line!  :(

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 2005 Happy Birthday OCB!!
« on: January 3, 2005, 10:12 AM »
I too am a little late (thanks to the stupid home internet being knocked out by a cable that snapped in our little ice storm this weekend!   >:().

Anyway, Happy Birthday to ya, Scotty!  Hope it's (was) a great one!  :)

Jeff

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Newbies / Re: My Introduction!
« on: December 30, 2004, 11:23 AM »
Welcome to JD.com!

I've moved your post to the Newbies section where it will get the most attention and welcomes!   :)

(a different) Jeff

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