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And Kris Benson? Ugh. The Mets suck.

I'm not sure what to make of the Mets, but you've got to give new GM Omar Minaya credit. 

He was able to scoop up both Pedro Martinez AND Carlos Beltran to try to give the Mets a little more credibility at least and not fall totally under the Yankees shadow.  Considering that the Cross-town rival Yanks were persuing BOTH Pedro and Beltran and the Mets scored them both, I'm pretty impressed. 

Minaya did good things with le Expos, especially under tight restrictions from MLB.  It's nice to see Minaya have some sucess with the Mets in getting big name guys.  Also, it appears that Carlos Delgado may be working to get with the Mets too... and rumors of them trying to trade for Sammy Sosa too. 

Now, if the Mets just play well they may give the Marlins and Braves something to watch for this year.


Kubricks / Re: Kubricks and Minimates
« on: January 10, 2005, 10:25 AM »
Movie Batman S1 Catwoman
Movie Batman S1 The Joker
Movie Batman S1 The Penguin  (My Total Bat-Figure Count now = 10)

Got these in the mail on Saturday.  Decided that I didn't need Selina, Penguin Soldier, or another Bats, so I jsut went for 3 of the 6.

As Scott pointed out, they say Series 1 on the cards.  Will there be a Series 2?  I hope so!  I imagin that since they did the first 2 movies in Series 2, maybe they'd do the second two in Series 2?  Here's my line-up guess...

Movie Batman Series 2 (my guess):

Movie Batman Riddler (Batman Forever)
Movie Batman Two-Face (Batman Forever)
Movie Batman Robin (Batman Forever)
Movie Batman Bane (Batman and Robin)
Movie Batman Poison Ivy (Batman and Robin)
Movie Batman Batgirl (Batman and Robin)

Those would be the main characters they have to choose from methinks, unless they add another Batman in there (Clooney Bats perhaps?).  I would only pick-up the villians if the above were true as I prefer the Comics look of Robin and Batgirl instead of the movie suits.

Speaking of Batman, any news on a Series 2 for the comics line (boxed)?  I see there is a repaint box of series 1 coming, but I was wondering if anyone has heard about a Series 2 for the Comic line or Animated line...



Other Collectibles / Re: Upcoming Playskool Jedi Force Line
« on: January 10, 2005, 10:14 AM »
I don't know about anyone/anywhere else, but these figures/toys seemed to be a hit with the wee ones in our family.

Well, I purchased my first Jedi Force figure (Luke) for one of the nephew's 3rd birthday back in November.  It seemed like it'd make a good gift as he's got a BUNCH of Rescue Heroes stuff.  We gave the nephew his Jedi Force Luke shortly before Thanksgiving (11/22) and he seeemd to really like it that evening. 

Well, apparently since then "Luke Skywamper" has seeing a lot of action.  The nephew has been dragging Luke everywhere for the past 2 months - church, grandma's house, everywhere, including going to bed together at night.

We got him the Droids 2-pack as part of his Christmas gift and he loved them too (it's fun to watch him open his presents because he knows that Uncle Jeff likes to hide toys in with the clothes).

More of a hit than the Galactic Hero stuff Brian? My daughter is ok with the GH stuff but Star Wars isn't her gig (not enough princesses ;)). I'm really wondering if they did hit the mark better this time. Not wanting to invoke the ghost of Cory, but what do you think the primary market for these is?

I'd say that these are big with the Rescue Heroes crowd, Ages 3-6 maybe?  Most of the nephews/kid that I know in that age group seem to LOVE these figures.  Much moreso than the GH 2-packs because of the action features and accessories.  Yes, my nephew actually LIKES the action features such as R2's pop-out tools. 

When we gave him the Vader/Obi-Wan GH 2-pack, he liked it when he opened it, but never touched it again.  Maybe it's the 6-months age difference from 2.5 to 3 years, but he sure seems to love the Jedi Force more.


Revenge of the Sith / Episode III Beast Assortment
« on: January 9, 2005, 11:55 PM »
What the heck is this thing?

Episode III Beastie


And will he come with a pack-in figure?


JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Playoffs!
« on: January 9, 2005, 11:08 PM »
The mock "mooning" by Moss after the TD will keep the local sports radio busy ALL week long.  Tasteless or funny?  Depends on if you were wearing Green-n-Gold or Purple I guess...

Hey everyone in Lambeau Field...Kiss my Ass, I just beeotched you again!

I actually laughed out loud when he did it, and then Joe Buck acted like it was the worst thing Randy ever did.  I agree maybe it was poor sportsmanship, but it was dang funny!   ;)


Feedback / Re: jokabofe's feedback
« on: January 9, 2005, 09:38 PM »

I, too, got a lickety split payment from Dave for some loot I'm sending him. 

Flawless dealing, as always.  Thanks, Dave!



JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Playoffs!
« on: January 9, 2005, 08:54 PM »

They were:

On the road...  :o

Outside a dome... :o

In the cold... :o

In the playoffs...  :o

And still pulled off a huge upset?  What a game! ;D

Where was that Defense all year?!?  Three picks were BIG, as was the Offense.  Better luck next year, Pack!


The mock "mooning" by Moss after the TD will keep the local sports radio busy ALL week long.  Tasteless or funny?  Depends on if you were wearing Green-n-Gold or Purple I guess...

Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Clone Trooper 4 Packs!
« on: January 7, 2005, 10:42 PM »
Also one has to wonder, whose idea was this 4pack in the first place? Reading some posts one would think that Entertainment Earth brought the idea to Hasbro, but does EE have the ordering power to be able to do so?

I thought that was the case because EE said so right in the item description...

"First time ever - Entertainment Earth worked with fans,, Hasbro and Lucasfilm to design this exclusive item from the ground up. "


Gentle Giant / Re: Bust Ups!
« on: January 7, 2005, 02:08 PM »
Definitely looks like more than 4 different arms there though.  Look at the two left arms of the guys on the left and right carefully.  They look similar, but one's palm is facing down, while the other's is facing up.

Different palm direction can be explained by articulation in the wrist...

Perhaps the guns are not removablefrom the hand, but could the HAND be removable from the arm?

You know, like in this Clone picture:
GG Clone Trooper from Toy Fair

See how his gun/hand comes off at the wrist?  I'd wager the Stormies are like that. 

Or again, I could be wrong. :-\


Craziest thing I've heard in a while

Nice.  Way to go Douggie Baseball!   ::)

It's times like this I am glad he's NOT a Twin any longer...


Gentle Giant / Re: Bust Ups!
« on: January 7, 2005, 11:43 AM »
It's my understanding that there's 3 different Stormtroopers that are out (which makes two variants, though they're all evenly distributed, I know).  Semantics.  I think from those 3, you can make up a total of 8 different arm combinations, essentially making 8 unique Stormies.

Yes.  Three Different Stormtrooper Sculpts:

BUT, there are only FOUR unique Arms.  Let's call the Stormies 1, 2, 3 from the photo above.

#1 and #2 share the same right arm (A), while #3 has a unique right arm (B)
#1 and #3 share the same left arm (A), while #2 has a unique left arm (B).

So, we have

1 - Right Arm A - Left Arm A
2 - Right Arm A - Left Arm B
3 - Right Arm B - Left Arm A
4 - Right Arm B - Left Arm B

You already get 1, 2, 3 in the packs, so the only one to create is #4 using Trooper #2's left Arm and #3's right arm.

THEN, you switch the guns around (TWO different guns) to get the 8 combos.

2 right arm X 2 left arm X 2 guns = 8 combos

1 - Right Arm A - Left Arm A - Long Rifle
2 - Right Arm A - Left Arm B - Blaster
3 - Right Arm B - Left Arm A - Blaster
4 - Right Arm B - Left Arm B - Long Rifle
5 - Right Arm A - Left Arm A - Blaster
6 - Right Arm A - Left Arm B - Long Rifle
7 - Right Arm B - Left Arm A - Long Rifle
8 - Right Arm B - Left Arm B - Blaster

What I find funny is that in order to achieve all 8 stances, you may actually need FOUR of the 3-packs.   ::)

Since you only get 1 long rifle per set of 3 (according to the picture) and you need FOUR long rifles to complete the 4 figures, you'd need 4 sets of 3.  Also, you'd need FOUR of Trooper #2 and #3 each in order to mix the arms to get enough parts to make 2x Trooper #4 and still ahve 2x Trooper #2 and #3.  If you did that, you'd end up with another extra Trooper #1 everytime you make a Trooper #4, thus 2x more Trooper #1 from creating 2x Trooper #4.

SO, to truly cover your bases, you better order FOUR of the Stormie 3-packs.  Then, you'd have enough parts for:

1x Trooper #1 - Right Arm A - Left Arm A - Long Rifle
1x Trooper #2 - Right Arm A - Left Arm B - Blaster
1x Trooper #3 - Right Arm B - Left Arm A - Blaster
1x Trooper #4 - Right Arm B - Left Arm B - Long Rifle
5x Trooper #5 - Right Arm A - Left Arm A - Blaster
1x Trooper #6 - Right Arm A - Left Arm B - Long Rifle
1x Trooper #7 - Right Arm B - Left Arm A - Long Rifle
1x Trooper #8 - Right Arm B - Left Arm B - Blaster

OR, I could be completely wrong or the 3-packs are completely blinded and that would change the whole thing for how many you'd need.  It's suck if you ordered 4 sets and got 6 Trooper #1 and 6x Trooper #2, you'd be screwed...  :P

Assistant Math guru

The Phantom Menace

1.  Ben Quadrinaros (Podracer Pilot) w/Power Droid

2.  Mawhonic (Podracer Pilot) w/toolbox & tools

3.  Ratts Tyerell (Podracer Pilot) w/PK-4 Droid

4.  Gragra (Mos Espa Street Vendor) w/frog stand

5.  Edcel Bar Gane (Galactic Senator)

6.  Toonbuck Toora (Galactic Senator)

7.  Tey How (Neimoidian Controller)

8.  Super-Articulated Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Master) w/Saber, Hilt, Commlink, Poncho

9.  Super-Articulated Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Knight) w/Saber, Hilt, Commlink

10.  Super-Articulated Darth Maul(Jedi Duel) w/dual Saber, Seeker, MacroBinocs, Cloak



Revenge of the Sith / Re: Episode III line....April 2nd, 2005
« on: January 7, 2005, 09:09 AM »
which looks to have a removable hood. 

Is it a removable hood?  Or is it maybe one of those "turning heads" action features, a la Man-E-Faces from the He-Man line?

I wouldn't be surprised if one side of the head was Old Palpatine and the other side of the head was wrinkly Sidious with a little turny-wheel in the back to switch the faces...


Kubricks / Re: Kubricks and Minimates
« on: January 7, 2005, 12:42 AM »
Got these in the mail today (boy, Ningyoushi was FAST with shipping :)).

Animated Batman S1 Killer Croc
Animated Batman S1 Man-Bat
Sesame Street S1 Big Bird
Sesame Street S1 The Count
Sesame Street S1 Grover
Sesame Street S1 Ernie

I have to say that Sesame Street Series 1 Ernie is my new favourite Kuby.   :)  I can't wait for SweatyFrog to send me my Bert to go with him!   ;D


Feedback / Re: Darth Paul's feedback
« on: January 6, 2005, 01:57 PM »
Great first transaction with Darth Paul.

He was quick to respond to PMs and quick to pay (which is always a good thing :)).

Glad to help ya out, Paul!  ;)


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