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Other Collectibles / Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
« on: July 14, 2004, 08:04 PM »

I got a change to open these up...
and I think they match up pretty well with the older sets.  

Vader is pretty much the same as the first, but the rest are all different.  I took a quick pic with my old Falcon Chewie and 3PO.

I like the third leg on R2, but it makes him a bit smaller than the first R2-D2.


JD Sports Forum! / Re: NBA Offseason
« on: July 14, 2004, 04:09 PM »
What do you guys think of the whole Boozer thing

The occasional bottle of Canada's finest doesn't make you a boozer...
OH.  You meant Carlos Boozer.

Uh, if he really did have a deal with the Cav worked out and then balked for more cash, that's kinda cheap.  But, if there was no agreement with the Cavs (as he seems to indicate) then it's too bad for Cleveland I guess.

Paxton probably deserves a little heat though for not getting things done BEFORE he got out into the open market...


JD Sports Forum! / Re: NBA Offseason
« on: July 14, 2004, 03:57 PM »

And it looks like the Clippers Cleared Cap Room to prepare for the big run at Kobe.  

So much for the "LEastern" Conference jokes I guess.  Detroit and Miami will both have some big-gun power next year...

What happens when Shaq-Fu is in Miami, Kobe's with the Clippers, Malone retires, and Payton balks on his contract to retire as well... think Rudy T can make it with Fox/Walton/Odom/Butler/Grant?   :D


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: My new love...Chipotle Burritos
« on: July 14, 2004, 02:59 PM »
Qdoba just opened here in the Cities...I just looked.  Maybe a 2 Burrito Challenge is in order

Where?  Maybe I'll try it out too...


Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: July 14, 2004, 01:45 PM »
I picked them up over lunch, so I only had a chance to open Obi-Wan before my boss stopped by and it was back to work :(

I'll open them tonight and let you know if I dicover anything cool once they are loose!


Other Collectibles / Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
« on: July 14, 2004, 01:35 PM »
Found the first 3 sets of the ANH wave:

Leia/Han - Bespin Han is great, as is lil Leia.  Very nice set.

Ben/Vader - Vader is great!  I love his stylized look of evil.  Hooded Ben looks cool too!

Luke/R2 - R2 seems a bit small for what you get, but I imagine the larger size of Vader and Chewie meant that something had to give.  Luke is pretty cool too.  

Can't wait to get home from work and mingle them in with the rest of my GH to see how they look...


Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« on: July 14, 2004, 01:32 PM »
Found my first batch of vOTC today at lunch and gobbled them up!

Han - Simply Amazing.  These cards are sooooooo sweet once holding them in my hands.  I thin kI am starting to fall into the "crazy" catergory, thinking I now need 3 sets  :P

Ben - his hands!  No one has mentioned how his HANDS are sculpted to look "old"!  His hands look like my grandpa's hands!  Such attention to detail is CRAZY.  I love him, but he looks a bit silly without the cloak on.

Leia - Best Leia yet IMHO.  Great sculpt, 1000 times better than 95 "Monkey-Face" Leia.  Very cool figure!

No sign of Luke yet though...

So happy to be holding these in my hands that I could  :'(


So far, from the cases I pre-ordered, in addition to the new figs (Dagobah and Bespin), I've nabbed a Han, Chewie, R2, and 3PO on OTC cards to keep.  

The rest of the re-card stuff from my cases is being sold off to local friends and/or anyone else who might be interested in buying my extra OTC figures.  (another shameless plug) :)


Original Trilogy Collection / Re: VOTC/OTC Purchases
« on: July 14, 2004, 11:03 AM »
I purchased the following so far:
OTC Wave 7 (NewForce)
OTC Wave 8 (EE)
OTC Wave 10 (EE)

And I've got the following Pre-Ordered:
vOTC wave 2.5 (x2 at EE)
vOTC wave 3 (x1 at EE)

I, too, am selling my extra OTC figures, the left-overs from my case purchases.  (shameless plug) :)

Haven't found anything OTC/vOTC at retail yet though...


I gotta agree with those above...

During the PotF2 days, there was some grumbling about re-cards, but there were always more NEW figures than re-packs.  And, when the Red Card figures were repacked from the Red card to the Green Card most were only a year or two old, and it was only the second carded version.  Not a lot of reason to complain yet.  When they were re-packed for FF and then over-shipped by a LARGE amount, that's when the complaining started for most people.

I'd also add, that the biggest reason there is SO much complaining about re-packs now is due to the sheer volume of them.  If they had chosen to simply re-card Cantina Han for the Saga line, then the OTC, I'd have no problem with that.  Once a year at the MAX... and I'd still understand they are just trying to keep that figure available.

The problem I DO have is that the same figure (Cantina Han) has been recarded/repacked to death this year... at least 4 times in the last 16 months:

Saga 2003
Saga HoF
Pack-In with Sam's Club Falcon
* and potentially a 5th time with a new Cup set

Can you say overkill?  The same figure in FIVE different forms over 16 months is TOO MANY.  Completely different from re-issueing the figure ONCE per year on a new card!  If they had found a way to spread out the different Han sculpts over all those re-packs, there'd be less complaining for sure...

So, that's my biggest beef with the repacks.  Not that they are repacking figures, but the sheer volume of repacking the SAME figure five times over the last year!


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Junk food regionality
« on: July 13, 2004, 05:32 PM »
Scrapple, you just fry and eat.  Great stuff.  

Uh... from the linked story:
"Scrapple may contain pork skin, pork heart, pork liver, pork tongue - even pork brains."


I'll pass.   ;)


Other Collectibles / Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
« on: July 13, 2004, 11:00 AM »
That'd be good news if it is the same figure in a baggie, then I could skip it.  

If he's got some nifty package, I'll probably want one...


Look!  It's R2 and Chewie!  Very Small, but so far so good!!!

I can't wait to see more of the RotJ wave at SDCC!


Original Trilogy Collection / OTC Wal-Mart Exclusive Carry Cases
« on: July 13, 2004, 10:30 AM »
Seems like it.

Hasbro announced today that they'll be showing off Wal-Mart exclusive C-3PO and Darth Vader carry cases at this year's SDCC booth.

Yea!   More re-hashed goodness!  ::)

Once upon a time, the GH Seer, The Swami, predicted these may come with a figure as well, but no official confirmation on that.

Anyone gonna actually buy these?  

Not me... unless they do have pack-ins which are new, but somehow I highly doubt that.  :(


Other Collectibles / Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
« on: July 13, 2004, 10:21 AM »
From Hasbro:

San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive!  BAH!

Oh Matt!  A little help maybe?



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