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"Jason Giambi admitted to a federal grand jury that he took steroids and human growth hormone in 2003, according to transcripts of testimony obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle and published in the newspaper's Thursday editions."

Can Barry be far behind???† †:-X


Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vehicle discussion/speculation!
« on: December 2, 2004, 09:59 AM »
Are those that are getting their missiles people who were contacted by Hasbro after logging a complaint?† I'd like to think that Hasbro's silence will result in me getting a missile, but I'm not terribly optimistic.

What's the real run-down on this situation?

Here's how it went for me...

1 - First, I contacted Hasbro's Customer Service.† I mentioned the news post that they put up here and asked, since they admitted THEY screwed up, if I could have a replacement.

2 - They contacted me via e-mail within 2 hours with a standard "form letter" response.

3 - Then, Hasbro contacted me again via e-mail with this response later the next day:

Hi Jeff,

Thank you for taking the time to let us know that pieces were missing when you received your Hasbro product.†

Please allow us to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced because the parts were not included.

We will be happy to ship the parts to you at no additional charge.† They will be sent, under separate cover, to the address you provided.† Shipping will be done as quickly as possible.

4 - Next, I received a letter via snail mail stating that they may not be able to fill my order after all due to limited quantities, but that they would fill the order if stock became available.† No guarantees.† They enclosed a $3 off any Hasbro purchase coupon to tide me over.

5 - Finally, without warning, the missile just showed up in my mailbox yesterday.† †;D

I have heard different versions of this story.† Some got as much contact from Hasbro, some got less.† Some people got the $3 coupon, others did NOT.† Some are getting the missile, others are NOT.† † :-\

Maybe Hasbro was able to fill some of the orders, but not all of them, on a first-come, first-served basis?† If you haven't heard from them, it may serve you to fire off another e-mail to ask them about the status or your replacement missile.


Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Holiday 2004 Jawas at EE
« on: December 1, 2004, 08:23 PM »
My Jawas arrived today!

Check out some photos that I took for the front page...

Jeff's Jawa Update

One thing I noticed was that the outer box the Jawas are shipped in says "Fan Club".† I guess that proves that this set was originally going to be a Fan Club exclusive like the rumors first said.† I guess it was changed to EE at the last minute, maybe because of all the troubles at† :-X

The Jawas turned out much nicer than I was expecting when I first heard about them.† Now to open them up and set them up with the Sandcrawler and Christmas stuff...† †;)


So yeah, thanks a lot Hasbro.† Way to keep your loyal customers happy. ::)


This lucky reporter found this in his mailbox today:

Sweet!† The giant over-sized envelope was a nice surprise!† I was under the impression that I might not get my missile, but the Big-H came through for me!† ††;D

Looks much nicer WITH the missile, eh?† †:)


Kubricks / Re: Power of the Kubricks!
« on: December 1, 2004, 11:53 AM »
So, today is December 1st...† and no sign of the TRU box set on eBay yet.†

It seems like the box set may have been delayed to December 11th based on some stuff I've read at other Kubrick sites.† †:-\

Can't wait to get that set and place R5-D4 next to my lil Jawas!


Original Trilogy Collection / Re: 2005 Cantina Wave
« on: November 30, 2004, 04:51 PM »
EE has changed the ship dates again...

Took a while (like the last day of the month ::)), but now that last case is bumped back to January too...† :(

Post-OTC Wave2 - Due November 2004 January 2005

Post-OTC Wave2, Rev1 - Due January 2005

Post-OTC Wave2, Rev2 - Due November 2004 January 2005

Makes me even more upset I missed the BBTS stock this AM (stupid work meetings!).† †>:(


Glad to hear that a wave 2 of all new vehicles is in the works too!† Just hope wave 2 is still going to be OT ships, and not ROTS ones (though I imagine those will be coming soon enough).

Around the water-cooler, all the kids are saying that the second wave WILL be RotS based...

Ep3 Jedi Starfighter
Ep3 Clone/Republic Gunship
Ep3 Clone Trooper X-Wing looking ship
Some Kind of Droid Tank

At least that's the leading word on the street.† But, who knows.† That was back when they were planned for Target (who as MAC said, seems to have passed on the line).† The line-up may change now that it appears to be a Wal-Mart exclusive instead.† †:-\



Hasbro has an official little blurb on them now...

Sounds promising for wave 2 at least. 


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Tragic news concerning our fearless leader.
« on: November 30, 2004, 04:03 PM »
 :-\† Uh....† yeah.


So sad that so many have read, yet not responded, to this "good" thread.

Don't you think it's a little early in the day to hit the bottle, eh?† †:P


Kubricks / Re: Power of the Kubricks!
« on: November 30, 2004, 03:47 PM »
Maybe we should just make a sign-up list in here for who still needs what, and I can just PM the several appropriate folks when their respective figures are up on the 'Bay for a good price...† †8)

Here's my "who still needs what" list of things I still need...

Star Wars Boxed Kubrick Figures - Mint/Complete, Loose or Boxed:
1x Series 1 Boba Fett (Return of the Jedi) - CHASE
1x Series 1 Boba Fett (Vintage) - CHASE
1x Series 3 Logray the Ewok - CHASE
1x Series 2 Sandtrooper (White Shoulder Pad) - CHASE† ** I thought I had this one locked up via a trade, but my so-called pal seems to have let me down by changing his mind on the trade...† >:( ::)

Star Wars Box Set Kubrick Figures - Mint/Complete, Loose or Boxed:
1x ANH Early Bird set w/Luke, Leia, Chewie, and R2
1x RotJ Speeder Bike Set w/Luke, Leia, and Speederbike

And all of them dang carded Kubricks.† †:(

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vehicle discussion/speculation!
« on: November 29, 2004, 04:26 PM »
Is OTC Slave 1 a re-paint of Jangosí Slave 1? I figure it must be, but just want to make sure so if I pick it up, it wonít be the old 80ís mold.

It uses the Jango Slave 1 as it's base, but it is a bit different from that one, too.

A few difference I can think of off the top of my head:
1.  The "space mine" launcher and hole are gone, still has the 4-missile launcher and trap door though.
2.  Also, the guns and tail of the ship have been changed a bit.

Definately NOT a rehashed version of the 80s mold though.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Hamburger Helper Anyone?
« on: November 29, 2004, 03:46 PM »

Mac&Cheese, Ramen, Totinos, and HH got me through College.

Kraft Mac&Cheese and Ramen - I can no longer eat.† Seriously.† I ate soooooo much of this stuff during my college days that I think I am turned off on them forever.

HH and Totino's pizzas though, that's what I survive on if the wife is away with the girls for a night out.† Just toss a totino's in the oven or brave HH if I feel like "cooking" (for as much cooking is involved with HH.

I typically choose the Cheeseburger Macaroni or the Potato Stroganoff, but have been known to try a few new ones occasionally.† I usually stick with hamburger, but have been known to try turkey occasionally.† It's strange how some of them actually taste better with Turkey, yet some taste worse with the turkey.

Speaking of Turkey, have any of you tried Chicken Helper?† Not too long ago, we tried this one:

We plan on trying it again using Turkey as it wasn't too bad.

As for Tuna Helper - ICK.† Enough said there.†


HoF ballots this week...

Is this the year for my 2nd Base Hero, Rhino?† In the little leagues, I always had # 23 and always played second base because of him.† I got a chance to head to Wrigley a few times and watch him play, always amazed me (as a fellow 2nd baseman).† He set a crap load of records at 2nd, too bad most people don't remember him. :(

Here's hoping that he makes it this year...

Also, a couple piddly little plan-B signings by the Twins to cover for Guzy and Blanco leaving the Twins.† Still working on BRadke and Coskie I hope...† :-\

Interesting to see that the A's finally got the deal done to nab Kendall from the Pirates.† Should make them better a better at catcher than Miller did I'd say.


JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2004
« on: November 29, 2004, 02:26 PM »
Congrats to the Eagles, who destroyed the Giants this last weekend (and helped me win in Fantasy Football :)).

Clinching your NFC East Division in Week 12 of 17 is a GREAT accomplishment.

Week-after-week they just crush people.† If this isn't their year to get to the Super Bowl, they'll never get there...† †:-\


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JediDefender Secret Santa - 2004!!
« on: November 29, 2004, 10:59 AM »
Guess I forgot to sign up before I left for the Holiday, so I'll do it now!



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