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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Offseason '04
« on: June 29, 2004, 12:14 PM »
I know what you're saying.  But I think owners wouldn't necessarily be into him from a marketing standpoint.  I definitely think they would catch a lot of flack from their football people.  Especially since in this era of NFL parity, almost any team can really compete for the Vince Lombardi trophy.

I definitely think the guy has serious athletic ability.  He was an NCAA wrestling national champ, right?  But his absence from any kind of organized football since high school is a huge strike against him.  I think a route like the Arena league, the CFL or NFL Europe would be the most likely scenario for him before he plays a single down in the NFL.  Could he get signed and get invited to an NFL training camp?  Possibly, but I would be really surprised to see him make any team's roster.

As Scott said, I'd bet he'll end up AT LEAST on the Vikings Practice Squad.

- Former NCAA Champion and University of Minnesota Alumni
- Constant guest on local Minnesota Spots Talk Radio station

He guy has a HUGE following here for whatever reason.  I'd compare this to when Jordan wanted to play baseball.  The White Sox were basically forced to give this Jordan a minor league tryout contract or else theyd have to face the wrath of the home-town fans.

I agree with ya that he might not make it in the NFL, and that MOST teams wouldn't even give the guy a look, publicity or not, but here in MN it's a bit of a differnt story.  If the Vikings don't give this guy at least a try-out, Mike Tice will be answering questions from the local media about it for the rest of the year.  Lesnar's popularity here (MN) is the deciding factor.

One thing you have to take into account is Minnesotan's LOVE of their "own".  If you are from here, you are pretty much a lock to be loved here...


JD Sports Forum! / Re: NBA Offseason
« on: June 29, 2004, 11:31 AM »
Mitchell to be named Raptors coach

Good to see good things come to the former T-Wolf...


Other Collectibles / Upcoming Playskool Jedi Force Line
« on: June 29, 2004, 10:05 AM »

I have to agree with what's been said.  These figures are not quiet as "cute" and/or "fun" as the lil GH line... they just seem much more like a money grab at Rescue Heroes.

Hasbro's Major Action line failed against Rescue Heroes, now Hasbro is putting a big gun against them.  I have heard rumors at other sites that Mattel is considering doing Batman Rescue Heroes, so maybe Hasbro is trying to cut them off at the pass with Star Wars?

Eh, I know plenty of people who love Rescue Heroes for their kids, but that is because of the character selection (fireman, police, etc).  I wonder if those parents will buy the more "violent" SW sets?  Not sure...

Also, as Brian brings up, this line does have potential for playsets based on REscue Heroes.  RH had a huge mountain-side base or something out last christmas, imagining a DS playset for the figures IS a pretty cool idea Brian.

I think I'll pass on these...


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How Many Video Game Systems Do You Own?
« on: June 28, 2004, 04:29 PM »
I have:
NES - Old School

I primarily play NGC, while dabbling in the others.  I keep the PS around for Mortal Kombat and the Namco Museaum games; the PC is used for On-Line RPGs (Galaxies/Warcraft); and the NEW is pure nostalgia.

Nothing like draggin the NES out for a quick round of Payton and Tecmo Bowl, Kung-Fu, Excitebike, and the rest of the classics.


Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Jedi Council sets 3 & 4
« on: June 28, 2004, 03:51 PM »
I see that a few Scalper "High-Demand" Shops have the First of the TRU box sets in stock.  I guess that means that these are on thier way to TRU.  Should be here in the next couple of weeks I guess...


I think the pegs will be clogged with the OTC... much like the PotF2 1997 bonanza.

Instead of peg after peg of Green Card Ackbar, Malakili, 2-1B, and ASP Droid, we'll have peg after peg of OTC Bib, OTC FF Leia, OTC Scan Trooper, and more!

I have seen over 8 different case packs/waves and there are still about 12 figures that haven't even been solicited yet in pre-order cases.  That works out to another 3-4 cases right there!



From NewForce:
"Shipping Updates
June 25, 2004 | 9:42 AM | newforce
Hasbro: Small amount of new SW cases are in route to us, to arrive next week."

Yet another confirmation that these will soon be here...


My stress-free line to collect is DC Direct Pocket Heroes.

I do nothing other than tell my local shop I want them.  Now, whenever a new set is released, they hold one for me at the shop and I just pick it up when I come in for my weekly comics.

No Fuss, No Muss.  The only trick part is the convention exclusives, but those can be easily obtained via eBay since very few people collect the Pocket Hero line, the prices never go up much more than $4-5 each for the convention figures.

MUCH simpler than trying to collect Star Wars or a line with chase figs like Mattel's Batman, Toy Biz's Legends, or any others.


Watto's Junk Yard / A "Friendly" Dog Saves Toronto
« on: June 25, 2004, 04:05 PM »
All you Canucks out there thank your lucky stars for dogs, eh?

Friendly Dog Prevents Killing Spree?

Crazy... I dare say though, that you won't find cats repelling 6,000 bullet toting crazies!


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: June 25, 2004, 03:38 PM »
Forgot to add that I will be picking this one up next Tuesday:

One of my all time favorite bands is back with a new album.  Cool-ness indeed.  About time they put out a new album since their "style" has been copped by so many of todays little goth bands.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: June 25, 2004, 03:31 PM »
Dug out this classic to enjoy today:

"Life, it seems, will fade away
Drifting further every day
Getting lost within myself
Nothing matters, no one else "

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Uncle Jesse vs Uncle Jesse
« on: June 25, 2004, 10:35 AM »

Forever Uncle Jesse!

That other guy is just a wannabee.


Bye Bye Beltran...
Watch out Cubs and Birds!
3 team deal gets done.

Houston just got better...

I'll be sad to see him go, he was the only real reason to get excited when the Twins played KC.  I really though KC was headed in the right direction with Pena, but I guess we can safely say now it was just a fluke.


Original Trilogy Collection / Re: 2004 NEW NEWS ON SANDCRAWLER
« on: June 25, 2004, 09:40 AM »
I saw this one at another site...

$39.95 plus shipping at this little AZ comic/collectibles shop.  I have NO idea if these guys are reliable, I'm just passing on the info for those that are still on the fence on this one.  

Strange how the first pre-orders were at $60, then a bunch of places posted it at $50, now we're seeing $40 prices.  I wonder how much it will drop before it's all said and done?


I'd have dumped the re-packs and then kept going as follows...

2004 Wave 1 (Saga) - Hoth
2004 Wave 2 (Saga) - Tatooine
2004 Wave 3 (Saga) - Jabba's Palace
2004 Wave 4 (Saga) - Yavin 4
2004 Wave 5 (Saga) - Star Destroyer
2004 Wave 6 (Saga) - Endor Generals
2004 Wave 7 (OTC) - Dagobah
2004 Wave 8 (OTC) - Bespin

2004 Wave 9 (OTC) - Mos Eisley Cantina
Hem Dazon (Arcona)
Feltipern Trevagg (Goat looking guy)
Bom Vimadin (horn-head guy)
Elris Helrot (Scream Guy)

2004 Wave 10 (OTC) - Star Destroyer ReDux
Imperial Naval Officer (Dress uni w/rank insignia, not that jugly jump suit)
4-LOM (these two look bad compared to the new Fett/Bossk/Dengar)
Imperial Dignitary #3 (hey!  If Antilles counts for Yavin 4, I can fudge a bit too)

2004 Wave 11 (OTC) - The Death Star
Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise)
Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper Disguise)
Chewbacca w/kick-ass bowcaster and binders
Grand Moff Tarkin - new sculpt, able to pose with hand on chin

Yeah... that'd do it.  ALL of which would be brand new sculpts (Stormie Han and Luke could use parts from SA Clone Trooper though).



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