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Revenge of the Sith / Re: 2005 Red Metallic Darth Vader @ Target
« on: March 18, 2005, 10:49 AM »
I've heard a few things back from Target regarding the $1 off coupons...

#1 - Coupons will be sent in the mail, not the paper.

#2 - Target got a copy of the mailing list from  If you live within 10 miles of a Target Store AND you are member of Hyperspace, you should get the coupon.

#3 - If you have a Target credit card and have used it to purchase SW stuff in the past, you should get a coupon.

#4 - If you have been identified as a "loyal" Target shopper, you should get a coupon.  (You would know if you are, because you would already be receiving the monthly coupon mailers from Target).

Now, a few clarifications -

These rules are NOT a guarantee you will get the coupon, just the guidelines they used when they were deciding who would get them. 

Target has a set number of coupons going out in each market.  As they are in the business of making money, they only made as many coupons as they could "reasonably" handle.  What this means is that even though you may meet the above guidelines, you still may not get the coupon.  They are sending out coupons to the first xxx number of people who meet the requirements, not everyone who meets the requirements.

I have a feeling that this whole "coupon" thing will make people even MORE upset with Target when people begin to realize that they are not going to be as widely distributed as everyone is hoping and people start to realize how unfair it is that Joe Schmoe got $1 off all his figures and they didn't...  :-\

And I'll add that at this point,  there is NOTHING you can do to increase your chances of getting one.  The coupons are all printed and in the process of being mailed, so don't believe other sites when they tell you "this is what you need to do to get the coupon." 

The coupons should be going out in the mail VERY soon, they are timed to be in your mail box sometime next week (most likely at the end of the week Fr/Sat) so they arrive approx 1 week prior to April 2nd.


JD Sports Forum! / Re: March Madness - 2005
« on: March 18, 2005, 10:20 AM »
After Day 1:

Boston College
West Virginia
Wake Forest

Alabama (lost to WI-Mil)
Pittsburg (lost to Pacific)
UCLA (lost to Texas Tech)
Iowa (lost to Cincinatti)

12-4 the first day, not too bad. 

The best part was that all of the losers I picked to win in the first round, I picked to lose in the second round, so my bracket isn't screwed yet...  :)


Gentle Giant / Re: Gentle Giant Busts
« on: March 17, 2005, 11:47 PM »
So, 2500 busts / 4 days of C3 = 625 per day?


Better bring my lucky underpants along...


For those that may have missed it on the main page last week, we've updated the JediDefender Image Database with some fantastic high-res loose and packaged photos of the Vintage Original Trilogy Collection figures.  Click on a figure below to access the Image Database Entry for that figure!

Gentle Giant / Re: Gentle Giant Busts
« on: March 17, 2005, 02:14 PM »
No pics from anyone?

How's this for starters:

Gentle Giant C3 Exclusive:

ANH Han Solo:


This may be the first GG bust I actually buy (if I'm lucky enough to pick one up while I'm at C3 that is  :-\).


I'll stand in line for the GG Sandtrooper with ya... or at least pick up a lottery ticket (since that seems to be the way they do things at GG, right?).


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: March 17, 2005, 10:39 AM »

"On a warm summers evening
on a train bound for nowhere
I met up with the Gambler
we were both too tired to sleep
so we took turns a-starin'
out the window at the darkness
'til boredom overtook us
and he began to speak..."

I gotta go get me some fried chicken... :P


Kubricks / Series 4
« on: March 17, 2005, 12:29 AM »
I guess I'll see what I think of the 3 Kubricks I bought from Jeff once they get here before I decide how far I'm willing to go with this...

If you like them, you're more than welcome to buy into my Master Case, Jess!

Drop me a PM and I can give ya the details if you're interested...


Kubricks / Series 4
« on: March 16, 2005, 11:43 PM »
Jim/Jeff/Wuss-Boy/Brent are welcome to extras if they want them but I understand if you want your own as well

Thanks for the offer, but I think I'm going to grab my own Master Case this time too...


Revenge of the Sith / Re: 2005 Red Metallic Darth Vader @ Target
« on: March 16, 2005, 12:01 PM »
This kind of tactics makes me so angry! I'm tempted to only go to Target for the Vader and immediately leave to head to another store.

Ya know, that would be kinda funny if everyone did that... just grab the Vader then bolt.

Target would make a bunch of $$$ off Vader and that's it, they'd still be swimming in Apr 2nd figures come June.  The whole thing would back-fire on them and I for sure wouldn't mind.   :P


Revenge of the Sith / Re: Holy Mother of ROTS!
« on: March 16, 2005, 11:35 AM »
I thought the Small Vehicles were just:
Barc Speeder

What's the fourth? Have we seen any pics of it or is it just on a list?

It's this one:

Cancell w/Yoda

Most reports all agree that the BARC Speeder and Boga w/Obi-Wan will be available April 2nd (wave 1). 

Then, it gets more complicated.  Some reports say the Cancell w/Yoda is in the cases with the AT-RT, others say it will come later by itself in wave 3.  I don't know if anyone is too sure yet when it is coming out...


Revenge of the Sith / Re: Holo Yoda?
« on: March 16, 2005, 10:29 AM »
There was a press release for the TRU Times Square store in NYC that said it was a "Buy $35, get one free" deal, but we haven't see any other confirmations of that at other stores just yet...


Revenge of the Sith / Re: Holy Mother of ROTS!
« on: March 15, 2005, 05:11 PM »
Yeah CHEWIE, but that's what sucks.

If they could just pace themselves and listen to collectors, they could keep this line going for years, but instead they've decided not to go out with a bang, it's going out with an atomic expolsion of goods that will kill this line.

Nothing I have seen from RotS gives me ANY hope that this line will make it past summer/fall 2006...  :'(


Heck, do it up right and get yourself the Star Wars Space Battle Waterslide too...


Revenge of the Sith / Re: Holy Mother of ROTS!
« on: March 15, 2005, 04:33 PM »

I have come to the much too obvious conclusion that there is FAR too much stuff coming out for Episode 3.

I know we've talked about it before in different places, but it really is starting to be SOOOOO much toys that it is becoming overwhelming.   :-\

In April/May we're getting
at LEAST 41 basic figures, as many as 45 ($6 each)
at LEAST 4 deluxe figures, as many as 7 ($10 each)
at LEAST 2 small small vehicles, as many as 4 ($10 each)
at LEAST 4 Mid size ships ($20 each)
at LEAST 2 Large ships ($30 each)
at LEAST 2 Battle Arenas, as many as 3 ($20 each)
at LEAST 1 playset ($30 each)

and that's JUST the Hasbro 3.75" stuff.  If you were to buy 1 of everything, you could end up spending $610 plus tax.  And that's if you only buy 1 of everything, not counting army builders or extras for a carded/loose collector.

If you start to add in the other Hasbro stuff:
at LEAST 37 Attacktix figures
at LEAST 3 Unleashed
at LEAST 6 GH 2-packs
at LEAST 3 12" figures
etc etc etc

Plus the candy, the Gentle Giant stuff, Master Replicas stuff, etc etc.

I remember a GLUT of crap for episode 1, but at least it was spaced out over the whole summer.  It's just FAR too much stuff in my opinion.  At least FAR too much, FAR too fast.   :-\

It's almost starting to anger me how much stuff I'm going to have to pick up thanks to my OCD, THEN on top of it all, you have to figure out how to get all the TRU/Target/Wal-Mart exclusive figures and exclusive crap...  >:(

I'm supposed to be "enjoying" collecting all this crap, but this "TRU at midnight, Wal-Mart at 6am, Target at 8am to get exclusive figure" crap that is shaping up is starting to really really bug me...

It might just be this "joyous" time of Episde 3 that finally kills my OCD collecting once and for all.  If it breaks my OCD I've enjoyed for the last 10 years, well then "Thanks" in advance to all the Target and TRU marketing jerks out there who thought up the "each store gets an ultra-limited figure" crap.   >:(


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