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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason
« on: January 20, 2005, 04:57 PM »
Big meeting yesterday was apparently productive, but Bettman and Goodenow weren't there.  How far do you think it will go once they show up ;)

Not far.  Both have egos too large to let anything pass that they personally didn't work on.

I do admire Linden for working around the bosses at the top and trying to get something done (despite him being a hated Canuck... stupid Vancouver  >:().

I do feel though that this is too little too late and is just a last ditch attempt for both sides to be able to say "See, we tried to get them to cave" before they axe the whole thing.    :(


Kubricks / Re: Power of the Kubricks!
« on: January 20, 2005, 03:31 PM »
Perhaps we can convince Daddy Warbucks to ship us his Million Dollar Carded Kubs for a weekend of heavy fondling?  Dale? Please?

Ah no.

Fine then, let's just see if I help re-route any more packages for you...  :'(


Kubricks / Re: Power of the Kubricks!
« on: January 20, 2005, 03:16 PM »

The following should shipped out to me by this weekend:

Early Bird Set
Speeder Bike Set
2004 TRU 5-pack

(yeah, I blew all my Christmas cash as well as the B-Day cash too) :) 8)

Let's see... I'm definately gonna open the Early Bird Set to display Luke/Leia/Chewie/R2 with the rest (they are gonna look soooo sweet with Han/Ben/3PO).  In fact, I've already got some space set aside for them in the new Kubrick Case I've got set-up. 

I'm not quite sure if I will open up either of the box sets right away, I may just enjoy them in their pretty boxes for a while until I work up the nerve to open them!

Now I just need Logray to "complete" my collection.  I decided to skip the Chase Fetts from Series 1 (for now) and the carded 'bricks can wait for a price drop too...


Revenge of the Sith / Re: 2005 RotS Figures Release List
« on: January 20, 2005, 12:02 PM »
List updated with info from the official Hasbro Episode 3 Basic Figure Checklist!

Looks like that French site was pretty dead on... :)


Revenge of the Sith / Re: Episode III line....April 2nd, 2005
« on: January 20, 2005, 11:38 AM »
Holy Schnikes!

56 Basic figures?!?

Look at all those names...

AT-TE Gunner?!?  I hope this means an AT-TE is on the way!

Anakin Skywalker on Mustafar!  I wonder what that means as far as "battle damage" goes?!?

TARKIN?!?!  :o

Ah, crap... so much for avoiding spoilers.  :(


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 2005 - What are you watching?
« on: January 20, 2005, 10:21 AM »
Here's what I usually watch over the course of a week (or I set the VCR if I'm not home - yes, we still have a VCR and not any fancy TIVO type thingy  :-[):

The Simpsons - Yeah, it's getting old, but I'd take the worst Simpsons over the best Family Guy any day.   :P

Las Vegas - I love this show.  Great stories and great ladies.  Plus, James Caan is cool.

nothing.  My wife watches some Navy CSI and doctor show on FOX if we're home, but I mainly just stick to my hobbies on Tuesday (customizing, carpentry, etc).

Lost - FANTASTIC.  I thank baby Jesus every night for a new, original, NON-crime solving TV show.  Not every mystery on TV needs to revolve around solving a damn crime, ya know!  Enough with the crime shows!

Alias - Best idea ABC every had to put these two shows back to back.  I love it.  Again, I am NOT a fan of the 386 crime-solving dramas on TV and am happy for any show that surfaces that does not solve any crimes.

nothing.  I used to love ER, but ever since Dr. Green died it turned into one big soap opera that just got stupider and stupider.  Smallpox?  Helicopter crash?  A friggin' TANK?  Lame.  I don't watch anymore because it is FAR too gimmicky for my tastes now...

nothing.  Usually the "date night" for my wife and I.  We try to go out to dinner/shopping/movies/etc.  Try to get out of the house for a night, so out with friends/family/etc.

nothing.  Usually busy doing stuff with friends or catching up on shows I missed during the week thanks to my low-tech VCR (with it's squeaky wheels and everything).

That's about it, not counting sports/news.  I end up watching a lot of those too...


Celebration III: Indianapolis / Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
« on: January 19, 2005, 04:55 PM »
Just 3 months / 13 weeks to go!

I evaluated my trip budget and I went through my piggy bank, and everything looks good.  At this point, I'm 100% sure that I've got the cash to be able to go to Celebration 3.  :)

Now that the logistics of "CAN I GO?" is settled, it's time to start figuring out the "what will I do once I get there" portion!

I'm looking forward to meeting up with some of you long-time trading partners and on-line SW pals to put faces to the names (or screen name in the case of you private folks)!

Also, the collector panels look pretty good so far.  I'm always interested in those behind-the-scenes, toys that could have been type talks.  Also looking forward to some of the other multi-media type presentations.


Kubricks / Re: Power of the Kubricks!
« on: January 19, 2005, 01:19 PM »
I expect more bidding as the auction comes to a close, the last few seconds are when bidders come in. I'll take a stab at $135. If it goes for more than $158, I'll poop my pants!

Yeah, that's part of why I was so surprised at how fast it climbed right off the bat.  I've seen stuff shoot up at the end of an auction, but who are these people who bid themselves out of the race on the first day?!?

Eh, I hope he comes down in price.  Once I nab him, I can start setting aside pennies for the unique carded figures (Holo Leia, Droids R2, Droids Fett).  The rest of the carded (Blonde Hair Luke, Million Dollar Fett, and Million Dollar Sandtrooper) I can do without.... for now.  :-\


Other Collectibles / Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
« on: January 19, 2005, 01:17 PM »
Picked up the Tatooine wave packs last night (TRU - $5.99).

I agree that the Gam Guard is a bit over-sized (he towers over the rest, especially the ladies and Yoda).

I think my favorite of the bunch though is Lando.  His little removable helmet and sculpt are great!  Nice to finally have Lando in the line-up.


Kubricks / Re: Power of the Kubricks!
« on: January 19, 2005, 11:03 AM »
Seller Vinylab just put a bunch up, including Logray and VC Jawa.
Also series 3 set for 45$ BIN

Logray seems to have cooled off after the initial bidding... now hanging at $64.  Up to $61 after the first day, but only went up $3 in the last 2 days.  Wonder where he'll finish up...  :-\

The Jawa Chase seems to have jumped too, he's up to $50 after only 3 days of bidding. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Apple's Tipping Point and Marketing 101
« on: January 19, 2005, 10:36 AM »
Plus, iPod Mini comes in fun colors!   :P

As for the stategy, I think it's working...  :-\

I love my iPod (20G version) and an seriously thinking about switching back to Mac despite it being 9 years since I last owned an Apple computer (college).

My 20G iPod has ALL of my CDs on it (over 200) and is just under half full!  Plenty of room on there for other stuff - excel files, data, games, etc.  You can even use the dang thing as a digital recorded for audio!

With some of the other software I've added to my iPod, it's even got my Palm Vx beat as I seem to use the iPod more than my Palm for address book/calendar/etc.


My pet peeve for today:

People who think because you are carrying a plate of goodies/treats, it gives them the right to hit on you! 

I don't appreciate it when 40-yr old men strike up a conversation with me to discuss my "goodies".   >:(

"Hey, where are you going with those goodies, because I'm headed where you're headed" hyuvk-yuck-yuck
None of your damn business, pervert!

"Hey those goodies look tasty, mind if I ask where you're headed?"
Yes, I do mind.  Thanks for shutting the hell up.

"Looks like somebody brought treats"
No **** sherlock.  You figure that out all by yourself?

Just because I'm carrying a plate of goodies into the office for my department pot-luck does not mean that I want to start a conversation with you, Mr. Complete Stranger.

What the hell is it about a plate of cookies that turns everyone you see into a friggin' treat whore doing everything they can to get one whether they are in the damn department or not?  ::)


Other Collectibles / Re: Unleashed Again
« on: January 18, 2005, 11:08 AM »
I've been trying to figure out what to do with these.  I've given thoughts to selling them all as a lot...selling the PT ones...selling select ones

Size and space and wife nagging have become an issue. :-\

While I think they are neat, I should just stick with 3-3/4" and try and squeeze down the focus a little more

Yeah, right around Halloween, I gave up on these too.  I sold off the Han/Chewie/Vader/Leia/Luke unleashed that I had in order to generate a bit of cash and some space.  Just trying to clamp down a bit on focus and space before teh Episode 3 onslaught hits I guess.  :-\

Of course, I immediately blew the cash on more SW stuff (OTC Slave 1/TRU Jedi Scenes 3&4) and I immediately used the shelf space for Kubricks, so I guess I didn't really gain any ground.   ::)


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fun With Google
« on: January 17, 2005, 11:52 PM »

Excellent.   8)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Snow!
« on: January 17, 2005, 12:28 PM »
I heard it was colder up in northern Minnesota, but DANG!

Embarrass, Minnesota, hits 54 below

-54oF ?  (that's -48 C for you Canucks)

and I thought 2-3 days of -10oF was bad...  :(

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