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This reminds me... I've GOT to watch Old School again.  Soon.

:)

Oh, and since I'm too lazy to click through the DVD thread, can someone tell me when "Elf" is due out?   Another great Will movie.  

Jeff

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I can't wait to see if SWS gets those wave7 cases, or gets shafted too. I'd love to see the chaos the cancellation there would cause for those baboons.


Here's the updated pre-order info from NewForceComics.com:

"Scheduled to contain : 2 Dagobah Luke, 2 Dagobah Yoda 1 Dagobah Obi-Wan, 2 Dagobah R2-D2, 1 Luke Skywalker Xwing, 1 Luke Skywalker Jedi, 1 Han Solo, 1 Chewbacca, 1 Darth Vader or, the could contain (we are getting a mix of wave 1 cases) 1 Dagobah Luke, 1 Dagobah Yoda, 1 Dagobah Obi-Wan, 1 Dagobah R2-D2, 1 Luke Skywalker Xwing, 1 Luke Skywalker Jedi, 1 Han Solo, 1 Chewbacca, 1 Darth Vader, 1 Princess Leia, 2 Biker Scout. Manufacturer sealed cases, interior card/bubble condition cannot be guaranteed on preorders due to unknown condition product will arrive in. UPS ground shipping is $7.50. ETA is June 2004.. All info subject to change.  "

Looks like they might still be getting the wave 7 case.  Either that or they were warned by Hasbro that they might get short-shrifted.  Anyway, they are doing the same as EE, sustituting the "wave 9" case for the "wave 7" case.

Jeff

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Yea!  I get a re-pack Leia and 2x repack Scout Trooper I DON'T want instead of duplicates of Yoda, Luke, and R2, which I DO want  >:(

To use a favorite quote of mine:
"Abso -@#$ing- lutely brilliant."

I think this guy left StarWarsShop.com and is now working on Hasbro's case packs:


"Yay! I changed the case pack!  Yay!"

Jeff

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: do you have too much stuff?
« on: June 30, 2004, 01:56 PM »
That really is the best plan.

I have a "Star Wars Room" in my house and love it.  There is a lot of joking in my family that I get the SW Room and the Garage, and the rest of the house is my wife's (which is true from a decorating point of view).

My whole collection is stored safely in the 12x12 spare bedroom we have.  Shelves, tables and what not, with carded figures stored in Hasbro boxes in the closet.

I only collect SW 3 3/4" figure line, so I've got no legos, 12" AF, micromachines, Legends, LotR, X-Men, Gundam, etc taking up space like others do, so I don't have too much stuff, because it all still fits in the room!

Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: June 30, 2004, 10:50 AM »
Strange isn't it...  I would guess that there was some sort of glitch during manufacturing that slowed them down a bit maybe?

I can't wait for these figures.  Yeah, they may not be the "ultimate" version that we were all giddy for back in February, but they are still pretty cool.  Above average sculpts on kick-ass cards.  I love it.

Other random thoughts...

* 3PO - Hope he has good articulation or else he'll be pretty silly with the rest

* Lando - elbows, smelbows.  Chances are I'd pose him holding the gun anyway.  The cape is a little confusing though... he PotJ cape was great!

* Chewie - If I can get a super-articulated Chewie with the RotJ haircut, that'd be fine.  We've already got GREAT Chewies for Ep4 and Ep5.

* Fett - still waiting for info on him

* R2 - the mind rolls with anticipation on what gadgets he'll have (if any)

* Stormtrooper - I must keep telling myself "I don't need to army build, I don't need to army build, I don't need to... well, I should get two, one to stand on either side of Vader.  And maybe another two to stand guard while Obi-Wan deactivates the tractor beam... and another two to pose with Han as he escapes the Death Star... and DANGIT!  I don't need to army build, I don't need to army build..."

:)

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: June 29, 2004, 01:41 PM »
Woo-Hoo!

Just got back from Target...



On sale for $9.98 at Target this week.  Highly recommended if you're a fan of the Cure or their musical style (alt-goth sad rock).

This disc seems to be a retrospective, as each of the 11 songs on it seem to remind me of one of the albums of days past.  One last romp before heading out to Pasture it seems...

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Simple pleasures
« on: June 29, 2004, 12:17 PM »
Finding a $5 bill on the ground on your way into work,
no one else around, just staring up at you in the parking lot!

It's like the universe just gave you a free SW action figure... or maybe a beer or two at the bar.

Jeff

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Offseason '04
« on: June 29, 2004, 12:14 PM »
I know what you're saying.  But I think owners wouldn't necessarily be into him from a marketing standpoint.  I definitely think they would catch a lot of flack from their football people.  Especially since in this era of NFL parity, almost any team can really compete for the Vince Lombardi trophy.

I definitely think the guy has serious athletic ability.  He was an NCAA wrestling national champ, right?  But his absence from any kind of organized football since high school is a huge strike against him.  I think a route like the Arena league, the CFL or NFL Europe would be the most likely scenario for him before he plays a single down in the NFL.  Could he get signed and get invited to an NFL training camp?  Possibly, but I would be really surprised to see him make any team's roster.

As Scott said, I'd bet he'll end up AT LEAST on the Vikings Practice Squad.

Lesnar:
- Former NCAA Champion and University of Minnesota Alumni
- Constant guest on local Minnesota Spots Talk Radio station

He guy has a HUGE following here for whatever reason.  I'd compare this to when Jordan wanted to play baseball.  The White Sox were basically forced to give this Jordan a minor league tryout contract or else theyd have to face the wrath of the home-town fans.

I agree with ya that he might not make it in the NFL, and that MOST teams wouldn't even give the guy a look, publicity or not, but here in MN it's a bit of a differnt story.  If the Vikings don't give this guy at least a try-out, Mike Tice will be answering questions from the local media about it for the rest of the year.  Lesnar's popularity here (MN) is the deciding factor.

One thing you have to take into account is Minnesotan's LOVE of their "own".  If you are from here, you are pretty much a lock to be loved here...

Jeff



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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NBA Offseason
« on: June 29, 2004, 11:31 AM »
Mitchell to be named Raptors coach

Good to see good things come to the former T-Wolf...

Jeff

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Other Collectibles / Upcoming Playskool Jedi Force Line
« on: June 29, 2004, 10:05 AM »
Hrm....

I have to agree with what's been said.  These figures are not quiet as "cute" and/or "fun" as the lil GH line... they just seem much more like a money grab at Rescue Heroes.

Hasbro's Major Action line failed against Rescue Heroes, now Hasbro is putting a big gun against them.  I have heard rumors at other sites that Mattel is considering doing Batman Rescue Heroes, so maybe Hasbro is trying to cut them off at the pass with Star Wars?

Eh, I know plenty of people who love Rescue Heroes for their kids, but that is because of the character selection (fireman, police, etc).  I wonder if those parents will buy the more "violent" SW sets?  Not sure...

Also, as Brian brings up, this line does have potential for playsets based on REscue Heroes.  RH had a huge mountain-side base or something out last christmas, imagining a DS playset for the figures IS a pretty cool idea Brian.

I think I'll pass on these...

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How Many Video Game Systems Do You Own?
« on: June 28, 2004, 04:29 PM »
I have:
NES - Old School
GameCube
Playstation
PC

I primarily play NGC, while dabbling in the others.  I keep the PS around for Mortal Kombat and the Namco Museaum games; the PC is used for On-Line RPGs (Galaxies/Warcraft); and the NEW is pure nostalgia.

Nothing like draggin the NES out for a quick round of Payton and Tecmo Bowl, Kung-Fu, Excitebike, and the rest of the classics.

Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Jedi Council sets 3 & 4
« on: June 28, 2004, 03:51 PM »
I see that a few Scalper "High-Demand" Shops have the First of the TRU box sets in stock.  I guess that means that these are on thier way to TRU.  Should be here in the next couple of weeks I guess...

Jeff

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I think the pegs will be clogged with the OTC... much like the PotF2 1997 bonanza.

Instead of peg after peg of Green Card Ackbar, Malakili, 2-1B, and ASP Droid, we'll have peg after peg of OTC Bib, OTC FF Leia, OTC Scan Trooper, and more!

I have seen over 8 different case packs/waves and there are still about 12 figures that haven't even been solicited yet in pre-order cases.  That works out to another 3-4 cases right there!

TOO MANY FIGURES!

Jeff

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From NewForce:
"Shipping Updates
June 25, 2004 | 9:42 AM | newforce
...
Hasbro: Small amount of new SW cases are in route to us, to arrive next week."

Yet another confirmation that these will soon be here...

Jeff

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