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JD Sports Forum! / Re: The NBA Playoffs!
« on: May 27, 2004, 12:17 AM »
Jeff decrypts the NBA's secret intent behind this years draft...

1. Orlando - get T-Mac some help.  That way we can showcase him more on TNT and then when he's popular/super-star, move him to LA to replace aging vets.

2. L.A. Clippers - back-up plan.  Make the Clippers good in case LAkers can't hold on to "alleged rapist, #8" and implode.

3. Chicago - Knicks/Bulls rivalry must be restored for ratings sake, but Chi-town is still recovering from Jordan.  Need help since the dumb-ass crashed his bike.


I love the NBA draft conspiracy talk... so many times it "lucks out".  Like for instance LeBron, an OH native going to.. The Cleveland Cavs!

Too many times the draft has worked out all too neatly...

Jeff


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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Endor Wave
« on: May 26, 2004, 03:03 PM »
Cool Beans!

I just got an e-mail notice that my Endor Generals case has shipped from NewForce.  Now, I've just got to wait it out until June 1st for them to get here... which probably means I'll see tons of this wave at Target this weekend :P

Jeff

ps.
Anyone still looking for the Star Destroyer wave or Endor General Han or Madine, I've got extras from the case for sale here.

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: May 26, 2004, 12:06 PM »
Excellent.

I love this Han Solo figure.

I am trying to convince my wife that the new OTC Falcon, vOTC Han Solo and vOTC Chewbacca need a place of honor in the Living Room, but I think I'm losing the battle...

Jeff



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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Non-Spirit Obi-Wan
« on: May 26, 2004, 12:04 PM »
and why didn't Hasbro do this with the OTC version to begin with instead of wasting money on the POTJ Obi???

I want a non-Spirit Obi-Wan!

I guess they went with PotJ Obi-Wan because they were already molding him for the cup sets?  That's the only reason I can think of for doing that.  It would have made a lot more sense to re-use the mold like they did for Luke.  Oh well...

Jeff

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I, too, am looking forward to the "clean" Bespin Luke.

These are the type of changes that would be easy for the Big H to do and probably get a lot more people interested.  I can't see them re-tooling anyone or any parts, but I can see them changing the Paint Deco slightly (Like Vader Hoth and Luke).  In fact, this "clean" Bespin Luke is probably cheaper for them to do because he takes less paint applications than the original.

Here's a quick look at how they could have released "old" figures, but change them up quickly and easily to be "new" figures.

#17 Wicket (Return of the Jedi) - repaint and call him generic "Ewok", fans can fill in the name later.  In fact, repaint him twice (dark brown and gray) and reuse the same package a la the Luke variations

#22 Greedo (A New Hope) - A few different colors and he's "Beedo" the rodian in Jabba's Palace

#27 IG-88 (The Empire Strikes Back) - remold in a light gray and call him IG-72, use the photo from the Bespin scene where he's laying in a pile of junk as Chewie retrieves 3PO from the ugnaughts.

So many wasted ideas...

Jeff

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Hey, wait a minute:
Do you think they've fixed the rocket/button atrocity or they just used an old pic for the list?

I don't think so.  I think that the figures on the checklist MUST be taken with a grain of salt.  Hasbro is being awfully liberal with the "product may vary" statement lately.

If you take a close look at the cardback from the HoF R2-D2:



You can see that the R2-D2 pictured is the BaR2-D2 figure with the drink tray removed (the third leg is the give-away).  Since, we know for a fact that the figure is definately a repaint of the PotJ R2 (Naboo Escape) figure, we can only assume that they were just too lazy to take a new picture.

This photo from the back of the Hall of Fame R2 is the one used for the OTC checklist.  This is causing some people to assume that the OTC R2 (#12) is not the PotJ Naboo one, because the pictures don't match.  That makes no sense to me becuase they've already given us an R2 figure that doesn't match the picture once.  What's to stop them from doing it again?

Another example is the figure with cup Hoth Pilot Luke.  Again, what we got doesn't match the picture.  The photo shows a removable helmet Luke, but we got a PotF2 head.  Lazy or cheap?  You decide.

With that in mind, I also noticed that the picture of Fett on the Bar2-D2 card is the same as the OTC checklist picture, with the "good" rocket on the pack but that's not the figure we got.  I'm going to have to go with "re-used old photo" and the standard Hasbro "product may vary" crap.

The whole OTC line screams of lazy/rush job to me, so I highly doubt that any re-tooling is done.  The only changes we've seen so far (Hoth Vader, Bespin Luke) have been minor changes (+/-) to paint decos.

Jeff

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Let the rehashes fly!

EE posted MORE case assortments for OTC.  Looks like there are a TON of different cases (wave 7, 8, 8.25, 8/9alt, 8.75, 9, 10) all scheduled to hit in June/July.

I am more convinced now than ever that the pegs are gonna be so chocked full of these things.  It's gonna make it hard to track down the few new figures from the Bespin wave, especially Leia who is only in one of those 7 cases.  Luke is gonna be EVERYWHERE though... Pilot, Jedi, Daogbah, Bespin.

Jeff

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Original Trilogy Basic Figures Wave 8.75
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS84715L75
2x Tusken Raider (OTC #24), 2x Jawa (OTC #23), 2x Snowtrooper (OTC #25), 1x Luke Skywalker Jedi (OTC #6), 1x Han Solo (OTC #7), 1x Princess Leia (OTC #9), 1x Boba Fett (OTC #14), 1x Obi-Wan Kenobi (OTC #15), 1x TIE Fighter Pilot (OTC #21) (subject to change)


Original Trilogy Basic Figures Wave 8.25
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS84715L25
2x Luke Skywalker Dagobah (OTC #1), 1x Yoda Dagobah (OTC #2), 1x Holographic Obi-Wan Kebnobi (OTC #3), 1x Dagobah R2-D2 (OTC #4), 2x Cloud Car Pilot (OTC #19), 2x Lobot (OTC #20), 1x Princess Leia (OTC #9), 1x Darth Vader (OTC #10), 1x TIE Fighter Pilot (OTC #21) (subject to change).


Original Trilogy Basic Figures Wave 8 & 9 Alt.
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS84715P
1x Luke Skywalker Dagobah, 1x Yoda Dagobah, 1x Obi-Wan Spirit, 1x R2-D2 Electronic, 1x Luke Skywalker X-Wing, 1x Luke Skywalker Jedi, 1x Han Solo, 1x Darth Vader, 1x C-3PO, 1x Boba Fett, 1x Stormtrooper, 1x Greedo (subject to change).

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: The NBA Playoffs!
« on: May 25, 2004, 09:35 AM »
The more I think about the T-wolves/LAkers series, the more I think it's gonna go exactly like the Sacto series...

Game 1 - LA
Game 2 - T-Wolves
Game 3 - T-Wolves
Game 4 - LA
Game 5 - T-Wolves
Game 6 - LA
Game 7 - T-Wolves

Of course, by stating this aloud, I may have just jinxed our squad... if so, I'm sorry Scott  :-X

Eh, I still think they'll steal one in LA.  The LAkers still seem annoyed by the game 2 loss and I think it'll take a game 3 loss before they get really mad and destroy us in LA in game 4, bringing it back to the State of Hockey all tied up at 2-2.

Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Bespin wave
« on: May 25, 2004, 08:55 AM »


"Welcome to the Cloud City Diner, may I take your order?"

 :P

GH.com has new carded photos of Lobot and CCP:

Click here for Bespin carded goodness.

Do my eyes decieve me or does that CCP have a clear visor/eyeholes on his helmet?

Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: May 24, 2004, 02:15 PM »
Yeah,  it looks like I'll be changing my pre-order to get 3 cases too (wave 1, wave 2, wave 2.5), so that I can practice CYA on these.

Based on what I've seen so far, Hasbro will probably do something stupid and go with the following for wave 3/3.5:

[FUN SPECULATION, not fact]
Wave 3
2x Boba Fett
2x R2-D2
1x Vader
1x C3PO
1x Han
1x Luke

Wave 3.5
2x Chewie
1x Han
1x Luke
1x Lando
1x Yoda
1x Vader
1x Stormtrooper

 :P

That way they can split up the cases again and ensure that the only Army builder is just one per case...   :-\

Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: May 24, 2004, 02:03 PM »
Wave 2 is up for preorder at EE

Wave 2

2x Lando
2x Vader
2x Yoda

and

1x Luke
1x Han ::) ::) ::)

Well here is Wave 2.5

2x C-3PO
1x Vader
1x Yoda
1x Luke
1x Han
1x Leia
1x Obi-Wan

 >:(

Hasbro!  Pull your head out of your butt!

Why the heck didn't you just stick with 2x each of the new characters?

 :'(

Jeff

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Twins lost bad yesterday to the White Sox and are now in a tie for 1st with them.  The team that is absolutely sucking is the Royals.  WTF happened to them???

Royals Starting pitching:
4-19, team ERA = 5.01

That is pretty poor.  Looks like this year's Royals and Tigers switched places...

Jeff

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Hasbro Jedi Points Survey - Did U Get One?
« on: May 24, 2004, 08:57 AM »

900? that's it?? i've got over 7000 sitting here in a shoe box. guess i shoulda put them on ebay when i had the chance  ::)

I had about 8000 points, bt I actually won some things during the auctions, so that ate up about 7500 of my points, leaving me with 500 plus the 400 or so I've earned since last December.

Jeff

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Thanks,

 :P


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JD Sports Forum! / Re: Playoffs for Lord Stanley's Cup NHL '04
« on: May 22, 2004, 11:38 PM »
Congrats to the Bolts and Tampa Bay and KBZ.

However, I'll still be rooting for the Flames! ;)

Jeff

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