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Upon closer inspection, I'm not thinking the ships may be all new as well...  They seem bigger than the original MM ships.  Maybe they're even from the same molds as WM's Titanium series?  I have no idea.  Anyone know?

I heard they were molded using the larger "X-Ray" versions of MM, like these.

The X-Ray ships were a bit larger than the standard MMs were.  I don't own them to compare for ya, but that is the info I last heard from Target...

Jeff

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Celebration III: Indianapolis / Re: Autograph Guest List C3
« on: April 18, 2005, 11:22 AM »
Official Pix is offering the Celebration 3 Ultimate Autograph Set for those who have deep wallets.

$2160.00  :o

There is no way I'd EVER spend that much money on shiny pictures with scribbling on them, especially considering you know who would end up with the cash in the end.   ::)

Jeff

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Just an interesting tidbit I picked up today from the Hasbro First Quarter webcast on financials...

"Revenues in the U.S. Toys segment were $166.5 million for the quarter compared to $152.4 million a year ago, reflecting the initial shipment of STAR WARS products in advance of the May 19th movie release. The segment reported operating profit of $7.9 million for the quarter compared to $1.0 million last year. "

Need more proof that the toys sell better in a movie year?   :o

So, basically the initial store ordering for RotS figures/toys helped Hasbro jump waaaay up from last year.  That 1 million for Q1 2004 was mainly stores ordering in the Saga 2004 stuff (no OTC until 2nd Q 2004).

I guess jamming 32+ figures into a single toy launch IS a good thing to do... $$$.

Now of course, the retail stores have to actually SELL all that $7.9 million worth of product or Hasbro will end up with a 3rd Q 2005 buy-back cost.   ::)

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Creepy Collecter/Scalper Sightings
« on: April 18, 2005, 09:19 AM »
HEY!  >:(  That looks like me :o

Welcome back! 

Can you find the rest of the threads J-MAC and I had fun with during your trip last week?  


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I am a sheep, lead me to what I need to see.

Baaaaa....

Me too! 

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Other Collectibles / Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
« on: April 15, 2005, 11:46 AM »
Just an observation after being out figure shopping this week, but at least here in town the first wave of the ROTS Galactic Heroes (Obi/Grievous, Anakin/Dooku, Yoda/Sidious) are all over the place. 

I'll second that one...

At all the stores I frequent, the GH pegs are either empty (Target) or so stuffed with RotS Wave 1 that they'll never have anything else (TRU and Wal-MArt).

In other words, no luck finding Kit Fisto or Super Battle Droid or RotS Clone sets yet.  :(

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Site Feedback, Suggestions, and Help / Re: Photo Novel section.
« on: April 15, 2005, 11:32 AM »
An update on the front page about the new sections and a plug about chewies story being here would be really good for buisness. ;)

I kid! I kid Jedidefender.com! But seriously, this is my favorite SW site, and I'd like to see Chewie's hard work get a little more attention from people who have maybe never even looked in the customs section.


New Photo Novel Forum Mentioned on the Front Page


If you guys want to drop me a line when something new is posted in the Photo Novel forum, I'll see what I can do about posting a news item...

Jeff



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Does anyone know when this figure will be available for order?

I hesitated with the holographic emperor and don't want to miss this one.  I wonder if this figure will be in OTC packaging?

If it follows the trend of last year, the figure will first be available at the big Summer conventions - WizardWorld, SDCC, etc.  Then, once the con season is over (August/September), the figure will go up on StarWarsShop.com to Hyperspace members first.

At least that's how it went for last year's Silver Sandtrooper and the Silver Fett the year before that, so I imagine it will be pretty much the same thing here...

Jeff

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Feedback / Re: DualSaberMaster's feedback
« on: April 14, 2005, 11:25 PM »
Ricardo picked up a few of the Army Builder figures I was selling.

Another quick, easy, painless transaction here at JD.com!  Payment was sent lightning fast and it was mailed the day he said it was, no BS here!

Your figures will be out in the mail soon!   

Thanks again, Ricardo!

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Met any other SW forum members?
« on: April 14, 2005, 11:16 PM »
Time to update my list...

OCB
Wuss-Boy
Infinitifett
chuckles
JediMAC
Tydirium
Knashdx
Valin Kenobi
Bob Dylan SW Fan


Hopefully, I'll get to add quite a few more to my list at C3!  :)

Jeff

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason
« on: April 14, 2005, 10:56 PM »
St. Louis beating my Wings in the playoffs?  Yup, definitely not realistic. 

Now, now, don't worry.  It was only game one and it was in 3OT.  I seem to remember the Ducks doing the same thing to the Wings a few years ago...  ;)

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Feedback / Re: Stim's feedback
« on: April 14, 2005, 04:44 PM »
Steve picked up a few of the Army Builder figures I was selling.

Another quick, easy, painless transaction here at JD.com!  I always love being able to start and finish a deal in the same day!

Your figures will be out in the mail soon!   ;)

Thanks again, Steve!

Jeff

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Celebration III: Indianapolis / Re: Lucas to attend CIII
« on: April 14, 2005, 04:24 PM »
Good lord. I wonder how early people are going to get in line. This could be very interesting.

Yeah, I'm alrady hearing about people planning to camp out that night...  :o


I'll probably give it a shot, and try to catch him, but honestly, it won't be the end of the world if I don't see him.  I have a hard enough time trying to digest McCallum's lame excuses for all sorts of Star Wars nonsense...  ;)

Here, I'll give you all the questions he's going to get:

Fanboy: "Episodes 7-9?  blah blah blah?"
Lucas: "No."

Fanboy: "SW on TV?"
Lucas: "Wait and See."

Fanboy: "WTF was up with JarJar?"
Lucas: *shrug*

Fanboy: "WTF?  Greedo shot first? No way!"
Lucas: "This was how I always wanted it"

McCallum: "Thanks for all your questions, but we're out of time!  Don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out and don't forget to buy more stuff!"

There, now you can just pretend like you were there!   :P


I'm with you though - if I make it in there, fine.  If not, that's fine too.  After all, I'm a SW fan, not a George Lucas fan.  I respect him and everything for giving us SW, but that's about all the further it goes... I honestly don't know what I'd say if I got to meet him...

Jeff: "Um, do you like remember when you wrote SW?"
Lucas: "Yes."

*creepy silence*

Jeff: "Yeah, uh Star Wars is Cool."
Lucas: "Yeah."

Jeff

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason
« on: April 14, 2005, 10:13 AM »
The 2005 JediDefender Nintendo GameCube Stanley Cup Playoffs are here!

Last night's scores...

Eastern Conference:

Tampa Bay 3, Montreal 1
A great PK squad help the Defending Champs beat the Habs who go 0 for 7 on the Power Play...

Philiadelphia 2, Toronto 0
The Flyers take a 1-0 lead into the final minute and get a junk empty-netter with 28seconds left to seal game 1...


Western Conference:

St. Louis 1, Detroit 0 - 3OT
Of course, it's the playoffs so somebody had to go into OT.  The Blues pull out a late goal in the 3rd OT to ice game 1...

Colorado 3, Minnesota 2
The beloved Wild fell behind quickly thanks to a pair of Avalance goals from Sakic and Forsberg in the first 3 minutes of the first period, but they stayed with the big-bad Avalanche the rest of the way...

Dallas 4, Vancouver 1
Dallas goes 3 for 4 on the Power Play in the first period and coasts from there as Vancouver was never really in it

Woot!   :P

Jeff

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« on: April 13, 2005, 09:43 PM »
Found a pile of new figures tonight at Kohl's! I picked up 1x each of the following:

#35 Palpatine w/RED Saber
#37 Vader's Chopper Droid
#38 AT-TE Gunner
#39 Polis Massan
#40 Mas Amedda

I gladly bought them despite the price -  $6.99 seems a bit steep, but really only $1 more than Target/TRU ($5.99).

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