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JD Sports Forum! / Re: Playoffs for Lord Stanley's Cup NHL '04
« on: May 20, 2004, 12:03 AM »
Finally!

O Canada makes a triumphant return to the Stanley Cup Finals after a ten-year absence.

Sweet... Props to a Canadian  team making it this far.  An appearance in the Finals should help Calgary's bottom line and strenghten their position finanacially as we may or may not head into the lock-out.

Besides, of all the Canadian teams in the NW division, I like Calgary best and Vancouver the least.  Sorry D, but the Oilers are in the middle.  Sure, they had 99, which goes a long way, but they have some sort of a magic hex on my beloved Wild.  So Calgary it is!

Go Leo!  Gophers Rule!

Jeff

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: The NBA Playoffs!
« on: May 19, 2004, 11:36 PM »
I saw Mad-Dog (the ex-LAker Dance Machine) turn it over THREE times under the basket at key stretches in the 3rd when Sacto went on a run to close the gap.  Not cool for the next round.

I also agree., a gimpy Sammy C = no good :(  Hope he gets a chance to rest that back.

Jeff

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: The NBA Playoffs!
« on: May 19, 2004, 11:11 PM »
YeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeHaaw!

LAkers are next!

Ah-wooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Dagobah wave
« on: May 19, 2004, 01:50 PM »
Separated at birth?

"Backpack" Dagobah Luke:



and Mick?



Same vacant eyes, toussled hair, gap mouth?

He definately doesn't look much like Luke though....

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Grand Moff Tarkin
« on: May 19, 2004, 11:31 AM »
In what way do you mean?

In the way that people who use copyrighted/trademarked character names for their own benefit without giving something back to Poppa George tend to get a nasty letter from the Lucasfilm lawyers.


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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Dagobah wave
« on: May 19, 2004, 11:02 AM »
I hope that we get the extra head and arms so I don't have to buy two.

If Hasbro does cheap out and release Luke as TWO variants, it'd be just another example of why everyone is so mad at them.  They constantly cheap out lately: the plastic, the accessories, the variants.

Here's the original quote from back in February:

"Question: What's with Luke and that pose in the Dagobah wave?

Answer: The Luke figure in the Dagobah wave comes with an extra set of arms and head, so he does NOT always have to be posed doing a headstand.  Also, the Yoda figure is meant to interact with the Luke figure (similar to the Wampa and Luke Hoth).  The backpack fits on Luke and Yoda separates at the waist so that he looks correct when sitting in the backpack. "

EDIT: 'Scum now has pictures up and they are reporting that Backpack Luke comes first, with Handstand Luke in a future assortment.  Still no word on if you get both heads/hands with each version... but it's not looking so good.

Dang Hasbro!  >:(


Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Dagobah wave
« on: May 19, 2004, 10:11 AM »
Egad!

I guess you have evidence that would seem to confirm that there are currently TWO packaging variants...

Back in February, the big H said in a Q&A that we'd get the heads and arms together, but it doesn't surprise me there are packaging variants.

I think you should go front page with the photo news saying that it seems there are TWO packaging variants of Dagobah Luke: Handstand from Lee's and Backpack from GH.com

Then, we can watch the crazies go crazy over at Scum complaining about variants and Hasbro and such... :)

Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Dagobah wave
« on: May 19, 2004, 09:48 AM »
Hmmm...

It says on the back of Luke's card:

"Use backpacking head and arms and combine with Yoda OTC #02 figure (sold separately) to recreate the Dagobah scenes!"

That leads me to still believe that both heads/arms come with the one figure.  

I wouldn't put it past Hasbro to do two different packaging variations like they did for the SA Clone though....

Jeff

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I think that who ever has "The Big Unit" on their roster should get bonus points in the JD.com Fantasy Baseball league for his perfect game... ;)

Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / Carded OTC - Dagobah Wave
« on: May 19, 2004, 08:51 AM »
Hi All,

GH.com has pictures up here.

DANG.

The OTC  may have recards up the wazoo, but they sure are pretty cards.

Jeff

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The original Saga 03 re-releases sold through very quickly, but the Hall of Fame versions are starting to peg warm here in MN Target stores.

Vader/Stormtrooper/R2 sell very quickly...

3PO/Han/Chewie/Luke sell eventually...

Leia/Maul/Anakin/Yoda/Obi-Wan are sitting now....


Jeff

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On the NewForce front, they shipped the Star Destroyer wave last week to most pre-orders, but not all.

No sign of the Endor Generals wave from them yet :(


Once I get that one, my pre-order days might be over for a bit...

Jeff

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting
« on: May 14, 2004, 04:09 PM »
I would agree.

Would anyone have guessed that the juggernaut MotU/He-Man line would die off so quick?

Simpsons WoS figures sold like hotcakes, then nothing - blah.

Even the Marvel Legends line that was so hot seems to have died off.

With the current economy, more and more toys are feeling the hurt.  Collectors don't have the money to throw around so willy-nilly anymore and are more careful about what they buy.

I'd have to opt for pessimism too.  I think we are on the downward slope of the Action Figure collecting world.  The big companies overwhelm the fan base with a TON of crap and the fan base dies off.  It happens to everything (baseball cards, comics etc.).  

Remember the hype of a few years back when it seemed like every dang Independent comics character was getting an action figure?  Now they are all piled up in a giant $2 bin at my comic store, including the HTF or "rare" crystal/glow-in-the-dark/nudie chase variants that came along.

I think that Action figure days are dying.  Every movie that comes along spews AFs into the aisles and then the figures just sit.  It's just taking a year or two longer to kill off SW because the Fan Base is that much larger.

It's sad, but I am starting to see the writing on the wall.  I'll take September 2006 in the JD.com SW Death Pool.  I don't expect ther to be ANY new Star Wars figures in the back-to-school Toy aisle resets that indicate we are heading into the start of the Christmas 2006 shopping season.

I wonder though what the next big thing will be?  Cards to Comics to Action Figures to ?  


Jeff



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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Endor Wave
« on: May 14, 2004, 02:54 PM »

Haven't opened them yet, anyone else found them???

Not me...  :'(

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Gas Prices
« on: May 14, 2004, 01:50 PM »
Egad!

93.9 cents/Litre (Canadian)
=
67.6 cents/Litre (US)
=
$2.56 per Gallon

Did I do my math correctly? (3.79 L to 1 Gallon)

That sucks... $35 to fill a standard 14gal tank. :(

Jeff

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