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Feedback / Re: Scott's feedback
« on: January 26, 2005, 09:50 AM »
Uh, oh yeah, I forgot to post this one last night.

I bought a figure for Scott.  He gave me $0.35 for it.  It was special and I will never forget it (even though I already forgot about it once).

Your Pal,
Jeff

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Episode III - Preview Figures (SPOILERS)
« on: January 25, 2005, 11:28 PM »
OooooH!

Got my set today thanks to a friendly Californian!  So far, I am really digging these figures.

The Wookiee - Wow.  Great figure, very girthy.  I love him and hope they do a few of the other Wooks from RotS!  I love the articulation, but agee with others who brought up the poor realization of his fur colors into the figure.  A nicer paint wash and he'd be perfect.

The Droid - Very nice, really digging this one.  Maybe not as nice as using a different R2 base, but still a great little figure!

The Alien - As other have said, the most boring in terms of articulation/etc, but for a senator-type figure it fits the bill.  Great looking sculpt and interesting design.

The General - Wow.  Simply stunning articulation and great sculpt.  Makes me wonder if I'll need either of the other 2 upcoming figures since this one is a home-run!

Jeff

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Feedback / Re: Tydirium's (pka SilverZed3) feedback
« on: January 25, 2005, 11:24 PM »
My second deal with Jared = another great one.

He hooked me up with the Sneak Preview figures and was even nice enough to hand deliver them to Minnesota (all the way from California) so I didn't even have to pay shipping.

Thanks again, Jared!   :)

Jeff

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Nice to see the Gunship getting re-released. I always liked the design (OT-ish I think), and it is a nice, big toy (vehicle) that we don't see all that much of in the Star Wars line anymore. I'll be passing

I, too, like the idea of the Gunship being re-released. 

Like you (and a lot of others I'm sure) the re-release of this ship allows me to save a little $$ as I will be passing on buying it.  Thanks for helping me save some $$, Hasbro!   :P

Unless they pack in a new RotS Clone or something to make it new/better, I'll be happy with my AotC Gunship and my CW Gunship to transport my clone army allowing me to pass on this one.

Jeff

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Feedback / Re: soggybottomboy2469's feedback
« on: January 25, 2005, 03:18 PM »
Ooh, I'll post here too.

I've had a number of trades/deals with Brian, all of which went off without a hitch.   :)

Nice to see ya finally registered here, Brian!

Jeff

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Celebration III: Indianapolis / Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
« on: January 25, 2005, 11:32 AM »
So, sweaterboy, who's in our room, where are we staying and what's it costing? 

I think it's Me, you, Alice, and Jared confirmed so far... we may end up with a few more crammed in there, but I haven't heard for sure yet.   

I believe we are at the Courtyard by Marriott right across from the Con-Center.  I also believe that Alice said that he was picking up the tab for the room as long as you buy his beer (probably a wash cost-wise).   :P


For those in our room, how are you getting there, when do you arrive and do you snore?

I'm getting there by driving.  Good ole'fashioned road trip with the Saturn Vue (lots of room for hauling home loot ;)).  Should be able to get 25-30 mpg (possibly more) on the trip since it is mostly Interstate driving from here to there. 

Right now, I'm planning on leaving early Wednesday morning (7am), so I should get there sometime in the late afternoon (6pm).   Mapquest and previous drives to Chicago indicate that it should be a 9-10 hour drive depending on # of restroom stops so it shouldn't be too bad.

As for the snoring, not unless my allergies are messed up.  So, don't bring any cats and I'll be fine... probably.   :-\

Jeff

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Feedback / Re: Hes No Good to Me Dead's feedback
« on: January 25, 2005, 09:56 AM »
My first deal with Simon and it was a beauty! 

Great communication, easy to deal with, and fast to get the product in the mail! 

Thanks again for helping me out with my SW Kubrick collection, Simon!   :)

Jeff

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Kubricks / Re: Power of the Kubricks!
« on: January 25, 2005, 09:53 AM »
The following should shipped out to me by this weekend:

Early Bird Set
Speeder Bike Set
2004 TRU 5-pack

Picked these up at the Post Office this morning before work! 

Sweet figures, I am loving the Speeder Bike set and the Early Bird set totally rocks.  I haven't had a chance to do much with them besides a quick once-over in the parking lot a few minutes before heading into work, but when I get home from the MN SW Club meeting tonight, I'll try to crack them open and get some new pictures of my Kubrick shelf/display.

Glad to finally have these in my collection!  Now on to Logray and the carded 'bricks!  :)

Jeff

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Other Collectibles / Re: Hallmark Star Wars
« on: January 24, 2005, 01:58 PM »


Very nice, I'll have to add this to my list to grab...

Jeff

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For Episode 1, I was driving home from Denver after C1 so I had to settle for a lunch time stop at Target in Nebraska...

For Episode 2, I skipped the TRU Midnight Madness, but did end up hitting Wal-Mart at 12:30am because I couldn't sleep knowing there were Ep2 toys out there.  Quick trip to 24hr Wally fixed that.  Grabbed the rest of what I needed at Target the next day.

This year, I'll probably just hit Target on April 2nd because I hear that they are really cooking up something cool for those that buy their stuff there on April 2nd...  8)

Jeff

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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: ROTS Picture Thread
« on: January 24, 2005, 11:43 AM »


Not that great, but updated none-the-less...

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fun With Google
« on: January 22, 2005, 10:04 PM »


That's a lotta hands, how many people does she have down there?  :-X

Next Up:
wiggle

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason
« on: January 22, 2005, 10:00 PM »
Speaking as an American, I like 1-0 or 0-0 scores.  Of course, I also like 1-0 Maddux/Johnson-esque pitchers duels in baseball too, so I may not be the average fan.  On the other hand, I do HATE 3-0 football games. 

It probably has something to do with the fact that I watch football to see TDs, not defense.  Baseball/Hockey though, those I appreciate enough to know the sublities of taking a no-hitter into the 8th or taking a shut-out into the third.  I guess that I find (in my experiences) that the games I REALLY love and REALLY enjoy and REALLY know, in and out, are the games where I can tolerate a lack of scoring. 

That's why I love 1-0 scores in hockey and baseball, but hate them in NBA/MLS/NFL.  I don't know those games as well.  I kow the ins and outs of working a count with a man on in baseball, but I don't appreciate the finer points of a 4-5/nickel defense.  Since I don't know that much, I don't care - I just wanna see the flashy touchdowns.

I think (like Brent kinda said) that is why most Americans don't like low scoring hockey games or call it soccer on ice, because they DON'T get it.  They don't have a fine appreciate for the finer point of the game.  They just don't.  It must be incredible frustrating for Canucks to see that.  Living as close as I do to Canada, I can understand as well.

I do think that there are some things that need to be done that will end up opening up offense (goalie pads, wider ice, and yes obstruction/the trap - even though our coach basically invented the current version of the trap  :P).

With changes to the game, I think it will open it up a bit so that we can get back to some Gretzky/Hull era 60/70/80 goal scores (maybe 4-2 type games instead of 7-6 games).  I remember the scoring of the 80s... when was the last time we had a 60-goal scorer in the NHL?

I agree with HE in that more scoring = more interest from the non-hard core NHL fan.  I am in total agreement that more scoring = more popularity, but I understand the frustration of the longtime fan.  The trick is to get just enough "more scoring" to catch new fans, but not too much "more scoring" to turn off the Canucks.   ;)


So, not to derail your "fun" Salaray Cap debate, what do you guys think about the Shootout?  How does that fit into the "more scoring" debate?

Would seeing your teams 5 best snipers duke it out be more exciting than a tie?  Or, would a shoot-out pander even more towards Americans for you Canucks?   :-\

Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: VOTC/OTC Purchases
« on: January 21, 2005, 11:47 PM »
Anyone seen the #09 Dagobah Luke and #10 Darth Vader 2005 Post-OTC repacks around town?

I had this case pre-ordered to fill in my Post-OTC repacks for my carded collection, but friggin' EE and Hasbro just cancelled all outstanding orders for the Post-OTC figures!

So, now I gotta worry about tracking down a minty-mint Post-OTC Luke and Vader for my carded colection...  ::)

Thanks a lot EE/Hasbro!   >:(

Jeff

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Kubricks / Re: Power of the Kubricks!
« on: January 21, 2005, 11:19 PM »
Wow!

Figures that I just get my hands on the other box sets and they go ahead and get something new to tempt me!

As for Series 4 guesses...


Here's my Kubrick "Most Wanted" list for the next few waves:


Wave 4: Return of the Jedi
1.  Darth Vader (3:12) w/Spirit Anakin Chase (1:96)
2.  Yoda (3:12) w/Spirit Yoda Chase (1:96)
3.  Slave Leia (3:12) w/ Boushh Chase (3:48)
4.  The Emperor (1:12)
5.  Jedi Luke (1:12)
6.  Stormtrooper (1:12)


Wave 5: A New Hope
7.  Snaggletooth (3:12) w/Blue Snag Chase (1:96)
8.  Luke X-Wing Pilot (3:12) w/Wedge Antilles Chase (1:96)
9.  TIE Pilot (3:12) w/DS Trooper Chase (3:48)
10.  Walrusman (1:12)
11.  Hammerhead (1:12)
12.  Grand Moff Tarkin (1:12)

Here are my guesses on Series 4 (and 5) from a while back... This is still the line-up I'd love to see in Series 4!  :)

Jeff

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