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The Vintage Collection / Re: SDCC 2010
« on: July 21, 2010, 05:00 PM »
On JTA, bottom pick, you can see in the shelf below there is a ARF Trooper on an AT-RT, and then another yellow colored walker, right?

What is that other walker?  Has legs more like an AT-ST, right?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW "Hidden Enemy" Battle Pack
« on: July 19, 2010, 10:31 PM »
Are these the first all-white clones with removable helmets?

Um, did it occur to you that you could offer to push the button for that person right away, making the need for them to be anywhere near a button obsolete?  Maybe it all happened too fast for that.  I rarely hear people ask for help with something like that because they are too shy or don't want to bother others.  I often hold the door and ask others what floor they want to help avoid situations just like that.

I do the same thing, if I'm the first one on, today I was 5th.  I'll frequently hit the button for my floor and ask people where they are headed, or I continue further into the elevator to make room for others.  But I can't offer to help someone when they are first on the elevator and have successfully blocked the entire doorway to the elevator (still not sure how one person managed to block a space 6 feet across, but it happened).  I don't know if its because our building is currently occupied by only a single company (or collectively we're very lazy and most people have gotten pretty good at elevator etiquette), but I regularly hear people asking others to press the button for a certain floor for them.

My point is what happened today was remarkable for how the elevator experience typically goes, and that is annoying.

Not sure if anyone would care, but I was at KMart yesterday and anything in their clearance section was an additional 50% off.  So the Imperial ARC fighter and Clone Wars Y-Wing, which were $52ish, were clearance priced to $42 (I think) meaning they were $21 or so.  They also had the Clone trooper helmets, the RC-R2 and a smattering of Lightsabers and Blasters.

Elevator etiquette, or lack thereof.

Case in point:

The building I work in has a cafeteria on the first floor and then a handful of floors above it.  There are three elevators (two can accomidate about 6 people, while the other can handle about 12-15). 

I arrive at work this morning and the large elevator is just opening, the first person to get on is carrying their breakfast in both hands (cup of coffee & a plate full of something...), and there about four other people getting on as well.

The first person on is only going up one floor (annoying on its own, but whatever).  They manage with some difficulty, to hit the button for their floor (their hands are full remember, and they could have asked any of the 4 people waiting to get on, who have free hands, to push the button for them, but instead they block the doorway while they struggle to extend one finger....).

Then 'breakfast hands' decides to stand less than 6 inches from the elevator buttons....  You are the first person on and you are going to block all the buttons?  So instead of trying to squeeze by to push the button for my floor, I simply ask: "Could you hit 5, please?".  No response.  Instead 'breakfast hands' moves away from the buttons....  I hear a voice behind me comment, "I guess that's a 'No.'"

Seriously are elevators that complex?  Let the people get out first.  Then move all the way on.  If the elevator is even partly full and you can't reach the buttons, ask for someone to hit the button for your floor.  If you can't hit the buttons, don't stand so close to the buttons that no one else can reach.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: July 16, 2010, 03:00 PM »
I think there are plenty of people who haven't had the chance to get these figures yet.  After all there are about a dozen WM for every TRU.  I'd be willing to guess that TRU represents something less than 20% of the total US sales of Vintage (WM~40%, Target~30%, everything else ~10%).  Even if those percents are off Hasbro has made it clear in the Q&As that WM and Target sell far more than TRU.

Went to my local TRU today and they didn't have the new Vintage figures out; not even peg tags for them.  They had Legacy, old & new Saga Legends and old & new TCW.  So atleast some of the stores are sticking with the street date.

The Legacy Collection / Re: EE Exclusive Comic Packs
« on: July 16, 2010, 02:08 PM »
Awesome.  That's a great collection of comic packs.  How come those didn't come out in stores and instead we got any of a dozen sets that frankly were nowhere near as exciting?  $15 per plus shipping is a bit steep for me right now, but hopefully I'll be able to get a couple.

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: Imperial AT-AT
« on: July 16, 2010, 10:19 AM »
Wait, does that mean it should have read 661$ ?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 100 Best Places to Live - 2010 Edition
« on: July 14, 2010, 09:38 AM »
Interesting the Minnesota typically rates fairly highly regardless of which particular list you look at though...

That's what happens when your effective tax rate is 60% - you get the best parks, best schools, best arts, etc.  You just don't have any money left to spend on those things  :'(

Not always...

The Vintage Collection / Re: Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
« on: July 13, 2010, 04:50 PM »
I think it is the same exact ex-walmart employees that personally stomp on each box when they put the shipping label on it.

The labeller is foot operated....

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 100 Best Places to Live - 2010 Edition
« on: July 13, 2010, 11:28 AM »
Yahoo has one of those lists every other week, except they look at slightly different characteristics week to week.  The one a few weeks back listed the Capital District in NY in the top ten places to raise a family, but its not even on the list for top places to live....

Interesting the Minnesota typically rates fairly highly regardless of which particular list you look at though...

1) Rebel Fleet Trooper (Ultimate Resculpt)
2) R5-A7
3) R5-X2
4) MeruMeru
5) Padme Amidala (Lake Retreat)
6) Lumat/Wompus 2 Pack
7) Y-Wing Pilot (Grey Leader)
8) Death Squad Commander (Vintage Deco)
9) Wedge Antilles (Snowspeeder)
10) Lt Sheckil
11) Captain Fordo (Movie Style)
12) Barriss Offee
13) Cin Drallig
14) Admiral Pellaeon
15) Lumpawarrump

JD Sports Forum! / Re: Last Minute....WORLD CUP Pick 'Em
« on: July 12, 2010, 12:03 PM »
Whooo hooo!  I finished in second.  I think I was in 6th at the start of, and part way through, the knock out stage.

I thought the Spain-Netherlands game was pretty good.  Though I was shocked by how many chances each team threw away (either by dribbling too much, flubbing shots, etc.).  I'm glad Spain won, they seemed to create more chances on their own.  As for the Dutch, boy they seem to play a style that is hard to like.  The seemed to flop an inordinate number of times, committed more than a couple aggregious fouls (De Jong's kick to the chest?), and seemed to lack a level of chemistry, particularly on defense (lots of finger pointing...).

The Vintage Collection / Re: Theft and loss thread
« on: July 8, 2010, 12:31 PM »
It probably varies by state, but I can't imagine most states consider contracting an appropriate occupation for children.  You might double check on CA law, but per this Child Labor Pamphlet children under 16 can't be a "student learner or apprentice" in Occupations involved in the operation of power-driven woodworking machines and Occupations involved in the operations of circular saws, band saws, and guillotine shears .

Not sure what type of work they were doing, but it might not be legal from him to take his son on help on job sites.

Not that you should threaten the contractor, maybe just point out that it would be unfortunate if the state was notified.

I think I'm like a lot of people, when I heard TRU was putting them out, I went to take a look but didn't find anything.  Now that they aren't doing their little sale, there isn't a lot of reason to go back until I know they are out, especially given the their price is likely to be a dollar or two more than Walmart and Target.

I'm glad new figures are coming out, it makes for a much more interesting time to be a fan/collector.  But its pretty much the same reaction as to when Tunghori (sp?) has new figures on eBay.  Interesting, but I'm not going to overpay for something I'll probably see in a few weeks anyway.

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