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I wish they'd hurry up and get some more new waves of these out in stores soon. With the line ending I'm sure no stores will have a spot for them post Christmas and nothing is more annoying than hunting down the last few things as a line dies. And these are so hit and miss anyways.

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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Recent Legacy Purchases
« on: August 25, 2009, 06:58 PM »
Picked up a Legends Chewie (sandstorm version) so now my correct VOTC version can make fun of the sandstorm version.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
« on: August 25, 2009, 01:46 PM »
I was into a lot of different movies/tv shows/etc. when I was a kid that now have toy lines again and it is fun to take a look at them. But nothing else was ever nearly as important to me when I was a kid as Star Wars and so knowing how much space and money any other line would take makes it easy to say no for me, whereas I'd probably roll over and die if I didn't have the SW stuff anymore.

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Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: Fate of the Jedi
« on: August 24, 2009, 04:09 PM »
Finished "Abyss". Good, not great, but I'm actually looking forward to the fourth book which I couldn't say after the first two.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Offseason 2009
« on: August 21, 2009, 01:28 PM »
Stallworth only got 30 days?!

Yup.  While Vick was a multiple offense and a name brand, I think Stallworth should have got more.  He killed a human being for pete's sake.  But apparently that doesn't matter as much.  

Absolutely Stalworth should have got more than 30 days. That is a joke, but the two different sentences doesn't have anything to do with a dog's life being greater than a human's life. First of all most of Vick's sentence wasn't because of the dogs getting killed but because of the felony conspiracy charge that went with it. And the intent behind the crimes plays a role too.

What Stalworth did was horrible but you have to look at what they person was thinking when they did the crime. I think comparing Burress' two years to Stalworth's 30 days is way more logical.

That is all I will say in this thread since once again it's gone non football.

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Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: Fate of the Jedi
« on: August 20, 2009, 02:54 PM »
See, I am the exact opposite.  I always wait for the paperbacks, so I'm a good 6-12 months behind on most novels.   :-\  Without giving anything away from the plot, how would you compare this to the New Jedi Order or Legacy of the Force books?

To me this "Fate" series doesn't hold a candle to the other two, especially NJO.

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Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: Fate of the Jedi
« on: August 20, 2009, 01:42 PM »
I'm a little over half way done with "Abyss" and in my opinion it is ten times better than "Omen" was already. I was a little worried so I'm glad to feel that way.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: MLB 2009
« on: August 19, 2009, 06:27 PM »
Just heard the stat on ESPN that in the history of baseball before Joe Mauer this year there have only been four players to have 25+ HR and have a AVG. at .380+ this late in the season: Ruth, DiMaggio, Gehrig, and Ted Williams. WOW!!!!!!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Do You Have Pets?
« on: August 19, 2009, 04:23 PM »
Sorry to hear about Tarkin. I have a 17 year old cat who is in really good health other than he has gotten skinny over the years. I dread the day that changes.

I wanted to name our younger cat Wilhuff but my wife wouldn't let me so now he's Grand Moff Howie. Needless to say she calls him just Howie.

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I love the idea of having a Darth Maul, etc. on a vintage looking card. I have no problem with it at all.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Offseason 2009
« on: August 18, 2009, 06:33 PM »

Spoken like a true homer.  ;)  Frankly, I'm skeptical that the Vikes can make the playoffs given Brad's coaching.  I'd trust in Forte's ability more than I trust in Brad's ability to successfully use all the weapons at his disposal.  Also factor in that Favre has not had any time to gel with his new team and has practiced even less than at any point in his career - the Vikes have a lot of question marks as well.

Yeah, but, who cares what a Packers fan living in Minnesota thinks about the Vikings?  ;)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Do You Have Pets?
« on: August 18, 2009, 02:50 PM »
Is she okay? I've seen that happen on some of the Animal Planet shows before.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Offseason 2009
« on: August 18, 2009, 01:23 PM »
He should be landing in the Twin Cities pretty quickly.  Not sure if this is good for the team on the long run, but it will sell jerseys.

I'm for it. It certainly isn't a long term solution, but I don't think any QB on the Vikings team is a long term solution either so let's see what happens. We can still hand the ball off to AP, but now we will have a quarterback that can throw a pass more than ten yards with it being in the vicinity of the receiver.

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Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: Fate of the Jedi
« on: August 17, 2009, 05:38 PM »
Another FYI. I don't know about the rest of you but I almost always have to buy my SW books (if I want them the day they come out) at Barnes & Noble or Borders and they are like $25 for a hardcover. But thankfully this time it looks like "Abyss" will be available at Target for just $18.70 even though they didn't have the first two books in the series. So it's like getting a free paper back or a 1/4 of the 12th season of "The Simpsons" for free tomorrow.

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Not sure where to post this.  Move if needed.  I need to sell off a bunch of stuff and thought I would start with all the figs that werent in the movies, books, comics, games, etc. Help me out if you can.  I know the list will be huge.  Even if a figure was in a cut scene I still plan to collect those types of figs.

Thaks in advance 8)

Wait, all the figures that WEREN'T in the movies, books, comics, games, etc.? What is left? Wouldn't that be a list of zero figures?

I'm glad you pointed that out. That was my first thought, but then I thought is seemed so obvious maybe I was missing something and was going to sound like a moron if I said that (not that I don't sound like a moron most of the time anyway).

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