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Kubricks / Re: Power of the Kubricks!
« on: January 14, 2005, 01:44 PM »
Curse my inability to bid on eBay while at work!   >:(

Stupid internet filters...

Jeff

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Other Collectibles / Re: Darth Tater Head
« on: January 14, 2005, 11:21 AM »
I've got a bad feeling about this... like Scott said in a different thread, this is a bad sign of things to come.  I can only imagine that ANYTHING Hasbro can stick the SW label on they will.

Ugh.

As for Tater, well... I guess it's OK if you a Mr. Potato Head fan.  Since I'm not, well... I pass on this one.  :-\

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Snow!
« on: January 14, 2005, 09:01 AM »
TEMP -26°C (-14°F)
FEELS LIKE   -35°C (-31°F)
WIND   W 11 km/h

Car won't start!   >:(

(I was going to plug it in last night, but I forgot   :().

Had to push it into the garage after the wife left, so it's warming up now though...

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« on: January 13, 2005, 10:49 AM »
Last night started A Clash of Kings



 :)

Oooh... you will like it! 

Now we can finally resume our discussions on the happenings of the Stark Family.

Me?  I'm about 200 pages into this one:



I've had less time to read thanks to the busy Christmas season, but I've started up again in the last week...

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Mikey D soon will be Daddy D
« on: January 13, 2005, 10:23 AM »
Congrats, Mikey!

 :)

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Snow!
« on: January 13, 2005, 10:21 AM »
We've already had our high today, it should be below 0 oF for the next 3 days, warming up to 5 oF on Monday :o

Unless, of course, they are wrong about THAT, too...  ::)

Stupid weather people...  >:(

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The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: January 13, 2005, 10:07 AM »
Wow, those Metamorphs look kinda lame.

Maybe it's the small pictures, so you can't really see how cool they are, but I'd have to guess that they will suck.

I can't seem to recall an issue of Wolverine where he transformed into a jet plane...  :-\

Jeff

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Gentle Giant / Re: Bust Ups!
« on: January 13, 2005, 10:00 AM »


The Royal Guard Bust-up seems to be exactly the same, nothing different I could see.

The Holo Emperor/Sidious is kinda nifty and should look good with the AFXpress Holo Sith 2-pack!

Jeff

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Other Toy Lines / Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« on: January 13, 2005, 09:13 AM »
:P

http://www.spawn.com/toys/product.aspx?product=2625

I guess I have one more to get :)

Looks like McF won't be going to the NBA All-Star Jam, so you can pick up the exclusives via the club:

"McFarlane Toys will be selling exclusive versions of two of the NBAšs most dynamic players -- Carmelo Anthony and Latrell Sprewell -- on mcfarlane.com beginning Thursday, Feb. 17. We produced a limited supply of each exclusive figures and will sell them for $10 each plus shipping, with a limit of two of each figure per household.

The Anthony figure is our NBA All-Star Jam exclusive and features the forward in his Denver Nuggets Hardwood Classics jersey driving hard to the net. The Sprewell figure is a redecoration of the guard/forward representing his current team, the Minnesota Timberwolves, and sculpted in mid-dunk pose. Each figure features a base and ball, and exclusive clamshell packaging.

Due to a change in plans, McFarlane Toys will not be attending this year's NBA All-Star Jam in conjunction with the NBA All-Star Game in Denver, CO, Feb. 17-21. Now, instead of traveling to Denver to get the event exclusive, collectors can purchase direct from us via the Collector's Club Store on McFarlane.com. "


Looks like you've got a good shot at nabbing Spree now, Scott!  ;)

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ah, Sweet Irony
« on: January 12, 2005, 11:34 AM »
Not quite as ironic, but still pretty unusual...

Amish Teen Electrocuted in Ohio

CHARDON, Ohio (AP)

A 17-year-old Amish boy was electrocuted trying to remove a power line that got tangled in his horse-drawn buggy's wheels, authorities said.  The boy drove over a power line Tuesday that had sagged down within a foot of the road after separating from a pole, authorities said.

The line got stuck in the wheels and stopped the buggy. The boy got out and grabbed the 4,800-volt line in an attempt to remove it from the wheels, the Geauga County Sheriff's office said. He died at the scene.  The boy's name was not released because his family had not all been notified, officials said.

The Amish are a deeply religious group who shun modern conveniences such as electricity, telephones and car ownership. About 40,000 Amish live in Ohio, the most of any state.

The boy was traveling south on a road near Geauga-Trumbull County line in northeast Ohio, about 25 miles east of Cleveland.   The horse pulling the buggy was not injured.

-------------------------------------------------------

 :-\

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason
« on: January 12, 2005, 11:24 AM »
Here's a news quote that I found very interesting...

Quote
SportScanInfo, a Florida research firm that tracks retails sales of sporting goods and team merchandise, says this past December (2004) - when Christmas usually helps spike the numbers - saw the NHL sell $6.9 million of licensed gear in the U.S. - down 85 per cent from December 2003.

I found it very interesting that in 1995, the season was started again January 11th, 1995.

During those negotiations, the league claimed that after that date (January 11th), it would be impossible for the league to start up and still arrange the necessary scheduling for the 26 teams at the time. 

Well, here we are 10 years later with another lock-out.  This time, we're past the drop-dead date. 

If it was impossible to get things up and running after Jan 11th last time (1995), shouldn't the same hold true now, especially with players scattered all over the world and an additional 4 teams to worry about scheduling.  I would guess at this point it would be a logistical nightmare to get the season going. 

I always felt like there would be no NHL this year, but there was always that little hope, you know?  Well, I guess now that little fanboy hope that I had left that there would be hockey this year has been completely crushed.

Goodbye 2004-2005 Wild, I hardly new ye.    :'(

Jeff

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Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Animated Wave 3 (and beyond)?
« on: January 12, 2005, 11:03 AM »
Did they make a green one as well?

No, there is no green one.

The Animated Clone Troopers in Wave 3 come in Red, Blue, and Yellow.

The tricky part is that they are only packed at 2x per case, so on one case will contain all 3 colors of the clones.

From what I've read so far, it seems like the Red Clone is more common, but that may be due to people confusing the ARC Trooper for a "Red Clone" and not knowing what they are talking about.

Jeff

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Other Collectibles / Re: Attacktix
« on: January 12, 2005, 10:22 AM »
Still need to see some pix of these before I decide if I'm gonna commit to yet another line. 

Well, I was thinking along the same lines, wait until I see them to decide if I want them or not.

Now that I've seen them (pictures of a Wookiee, Vader, Chewie, Shaak Ti, General, and Obi-Wan are in the newest Insider #80), I'm not that impressed. 

They kind of look like larger versions of the HeroClix figurines, with giant over-sized feet/hands (kind like the Jedi Force figures), limited articulation, and big-ass weapons/action features.  Jedi have some sort of launching force deal and Grevious has a HUGE honkin'  missile launcher.   ::)

Once you add in the fact that it sounds like they will be packed like regular gaming peices (with Rares and Very Rares), this line just doesn't do much for me.  They won't blend in with the figures I have now and I don't really want to play the game, so I guess it's a total turn-off for me.

So, I'll happily pass on these.   :)

Jeff

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LEGO / SW Episode 3 Sneak Preview LEGO Set - Jedi Starfighter
« on: January 12, 2005, 10:03 AM »


In Stock at KBtoys.com:
http://www.kbtoys.com/genProduct.html/PID/3571179/ctid/17/INstock/Y/D/

$19.99 plus shipping and the first Episode 3 LEGO set is yours!

;)

Jeff

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Gentle Giant / Re: OT Gentle Giant Busts
« on: January 11, 2005, 03:32 PM »
2500 is the unit size at SWS.com or for the whole production run?

Oops, in the ad it says "worldwide edition size is 2500".  So, 2500 for the world, not just the USA.   :-\

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