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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason
« on: March 10, 2005, 10:45 AM »
Ya know technically they wont be replaced by "scabs", they will be replaced by guys who likely would have been called up to the big time eventually.

Yeah, but I've seen the Houston Aeros play, and they are nowhere near the talent level of the NHL Wild.  Sure, there are some young guys with talent, but they are still raw.  They mave have potential, but they don't have "it".

Anyway you look at it, the quality won't be the same.   :(


JD Sports Forum! / MLB 2005
« on: March 10, 2005, 10:40 AM »
Well, with the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues well underway, I guess it's time to abandon the old thread and start up a new one for 2005!

I've been watching a few games on ESPN and listening to the Twins on the AM radio when I get a chance, really starting to get into Baseball again.  I've got my tickets for the Dome Opener, should be another great year for the Twins - Santana and BRadke at the top of the rotation and a re-stocked infield.  Ready to go for that 4th-in-a-row AL Central title!

Aaaah, Baseball.  :)

I no longer miss the NHL.   :P


Other Collectibles / Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
« on: March 10, 2005, 10:22 AM »
New Galactic Heroes...

Chewie and Clone

Also listed are Mace and Kit and R2 and Super Battle Droid


I'm looking forward to the Kit Fisto figure.   :)

Er, I mean, my 3-year old nephew is.  Yeah, right, that's the ticket.   :P


IF this is true does anyone know if the talking voice feature comes from the base or package and if the figure is permanently attched to the base?

In this picture:

You can see the "try me" button for the Voice Chip is at the bottom of the package, indicating to me that the Voice Chip stuff is probably in the base and not the figure itself...

I have no idea how/if Vader is permanently attached to the base - I'd guess that he is NOT permanently attached to the base.  Other deluxe figres haven't been attached, so I doubt this one will.


Revenge of the Sith / Re: Droid Tri-Fighter
« on: March 9, 2005, 01:45 PM »

Jared (Tydirium) was kind enough to take some great loose and packaged shots of his Droid Tri-Fighter for the JD Image Database.

You can check them out here:'s Image Database - Droid Tri-Fighter

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Grievous' Wheel Bike
« on: March 9, 2005, 01:43 PM »

Jared (Tydirium) was kind enough to take some great loose and packaged shots of his Grievous' Wheel Bike for the JD Image Database.

You can check them out here:'s Image Database - Grievous' Wheel Bike

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Obi-Wan Kenobi's Jedi Starfighter
« on: March 9, 2005, 01:39 PM »

Jared (Tydirium) was kind enough to take some great loose and packaged shots of his Ep3 Obi-Wan Starfighter for the JD Image Database.

You can check them out here:'s Image Database - Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason
« on: March 9, 2005, 11:24 AM »
I don't have a link for it (yet) but apparently Gretzky has been quoted as saying even though he won't like doing it, he'll put scabs on the ice next season (not his exact words).

"My honest opinion is I don't like it," Gretzky said. "They're not the Sundins or the Leetches of the world. This is replacement players, and it is what it is. The commissioner has to do what he thinks is best to get the game back on the map and get it going. We're only one of 30 teams, we'll follow suit."

Anyone else think maybe the players really ought to wake up now from their little fantasy world? 

Yes.  Right or wrongs aside, at this point I agree with you Brent - the players lost. 

If they don't cave at this point, they are going to lose their jobs to scabs next year.  Hockey will be a visibly shakier game, but fans don't tend to support "greedy players" any more than they like supporting "greedy owners", it's just that "greedy owners" can get the game going again with scabs and the game is what the fans really want. 

The players at this point can't give the fans anything... unless you get European League games on satellite TV.   :P

Back to my regularily scheduled NHL nap...

Any guesses as to how much this bad boy is going to set up back?  I'd guess $60CDN, considering the OTC 12" were $40CDN.

From the Hasbro Toy Fair Press Release... Approximate Retail Price: $49.99 (in the USA).  I'd expect a bit more at the e-tailers, but should be close to $50 at TRU/Target/Wally.


Revenge of the Sith / Re: Grievous' Wheel Bike
« on: March 7, 2005, 11:14 PM »
The included Grevious sucks. But the preview Grevious doesn't fit in the drivers seat any better either. The pack-in Grevious only has six points of articulation (no knee or elbow joints of any kind) and it just TOO white. There's no marks or "dirtiness" to the figure - in other words, the pain job stinks.

Here's a comparison shot of the two figures (sorry it's not better)

Yeah, once I had this Grievous figure in hand, I too was really impressed by his "suck" factor.  I guess I don't mind because we are getting other better General Grievous figures, but it would have been nice if the Wheel Bike figure would have at least matched the other one in terms of coloration...  ::)


Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS Product Leaks: Already?
« on: March 7, 2005, 05:14 PM »
I'll be interested to see pics of the red version

Here's one that popped up on eBay today...

Hey how come he looks like he is a different color?

See Pete_Fett's Post above yours.   ;)

Well - this droid is supposed to be R4-P17, the same droid that was only a dome in Obi-Wan's previous Jedi Starfighter.

Fortunately for R4-P17, she will be destroyed by Buzz Droids in the opening sequence of ROTS which is why Obi-Wan needs a new astromech for his starfighter, which is R4-G9.

Geez.  :-[

Haven't had much time for reading lately, but in the last week or so I started making a little time each night to plug away...

Up to page 801 in book 3, A Storm of Swords.

Definately more plot movement than the second book, and yet for each small bit of plot resolution we learn a bit more and more... seems like something much bigger is brewing and it isn't as simple as Fire = Lannister, Ice = Winterfell.

Good thing I stopped attaching myself to any major characters after the first book, as G.R.R.Martin has a fondness for offing anyone and everyone as he sees fit...  :'(


Jocasta's Reading Room / SW - Labyrinth of Evil (Ep3 Precursor)
« on: March 7, 2005, 03:59 PM »
Anyone started reading this one yet?

I don't normally enjoy the made-up EU stuff, but I do tend to enjoy the filler "prequel" books they've done.  I liked the "Approaching Storm" which explained the events leading up to Episode 2, and I really liked the "Cloak of Deception", the Episode 1 prequel book.  Both did a great job of dropping you off at the starting point of the films.

Anyway, I had a chance to page through the book at B-n-N this weekend, and it loooked pretty good.  I have really enjoyed other SW books that Luceno has done (The NJO Agents of Chaos Duology as well as the aforementioned Cloak of Deception) and after previewing it in the store, I'm definately picking this one up. 

I couldn't bring myself to pay full price for a hard cover, so I passed on it at the store and just ordered it from today (can't beat 35% off cover price and free shipping since I picked up a few other books  ;)).

Anyone else considering reading this book?


Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS Product Leaks: Already?
« on: March 7, 2005, 03:47 PM »
Looks like Mark at RS was able to find a bunch of figures at Target today...inlcuding the Red Royal Guard

Oooh... it'll be nice to finally get pictures of this figure since we first heard about it back in January.  I hope that he's as nice as the blue version, especially the under-armor - I can finally get off my butt and do a Kir Kanos custom!   :)


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