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JD Sports Forum! / 2014 JediDefender March Madness Brackets
« on: March 18, 2014, 07:14 AM »
I've created two March Madness brackets, mainly for another site I post at but I figure I'll make a post here for anyone who wants to join in on the fun. One is on Yahoo, another on CBS Sports.

Group ID: 281701
Group Name: Blog of Doom
Password: cruise

CBS Sports
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Let me know if anyone has trouble accessing or signing up.

Star Wars Universe / Disney to Purge Select EU
« on: January 12, 2014, 05:53 PM »
So according to this article, Disney is going to spend the next several weeks and months trimming the fat off the EU, so to speak, by reorganizing what is and is not canon.

I think this is a good idea for the most part. I'm only familiar with a few items from the EU but a lot of it was pretty dumb from what I've read on Wookieepedia (Clone Emperor, Ken Palpatine, Yuzzhan Vong, etc). On the other hand if they decide to axe stuff like Thrawn, Shadows of the Empire, Rogue Squadron and KOTOR I'll be a little bummed since those were pretty good EU projects and seem to be enjoyed by pretty much all Star Wars fans.

Any specific EU you want Disney to axe or keep around?

The Wookiee Arcade / Rogue Squadron 15th Anniversary
« on: December 3, 2013, 05:52 AM »
I stumbled on a discussion on another forum discussing how Christmas 1998 was the peak of the Nintendo 64, with some of its best games being released during that time period. Most were mentioning Zelda: Ocarina of Time or WCW/nWo Revenge but nobody brought up my personal favorite, Rogue Squadron. Quick check of Wikipedia confirms it came out the first week of December, so I figured I would make a nostalgia thread about the game. Hard to believe it's already been 15 years!

I played RS before I played any of the X-Wing/TIE PC games so it was my first experience with a Star Wars flight sim game. I got the game for Christmas in 1998 and played it for months on end. It had all the levels from the movies, well, Hoth and the first Death Star, and lots of EU goodness. I still remember sometime in 1999 when they announced they had hidden a code in there that would unlock a Naboo Starfighter. Looking back it's pretty incredible they were able to keep that a secret for roughly 8 months.

We got two sequels for the game too, both on Gamecube. RS2 was pretty good, but RS3 was sort of a bust. They tried some new things but everything ultimately came up flat. I'm still hoping EA or whoever makes SW games decides to revisit the concept sometime in the future. Imagine RS with an online dogfight mode? I'd play it!

LEGO / LEGO 2014
« on: August 15, 2013, 02:21 PM »
2014 Wave 1 Sets Revealed

Very PT heavy, which means my wallet will be happy!

Jocasta's Reading Room / Star Wars: Dark Times Comic
« on: July 21, 2013, 11:24 AM »
This is a new series that debuted last week, and I flipped through it and saw that it looks to take place between ROTS and ANH, as Vader is hunting down Jedi with the 501st Clones, there's one Imperial Class Star Destroyer among the Venator Class Star Destroyers, etc. Seems the story is about a band of rebels trying to recruit a Jedi to help them set up a trap to kill Vader. Pretty cool intro issue.

LEGO / Back to the Future
« on: June 24, 2013, 09:25 PM »

On sale July 18!

The figures are awesome but the model looks like crap. I'll definitely have to customize it a bit.

The Bullpen / Wolverine Toyline
« on: June 5, 2013, 03:06 PM »
Spotted some Wolverine figures at TRU today that I had never seen or even heard of before. Did some digging and EE has pics of the wave here. Comic Tiger Stripe Wolverine, Logan, a Ninja and Silver Samurai. 5 POA turds not unlike everything from the Iron Man 3 line. TRU wanted $10 a figure too so everything was an easy pass.

In short, another "awesome" Hasbro toyline that's dead before it even starts.

LEGO / UCS Red 5 X-Wing
« on: February 16, 2013, 04:08 AM »
Just announced today. Looks pretty cool, but for $200 it's a "wait for Christmas" type of gift for myself. :P

Pics courtesy of FBTB


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Hall of Justice / Man of Steel- The Toys
« on: February 1, 2013, 01:49 PM »
Looks like Super Hero Hype released some sneak peek pictures of some of the upcoming Man of Steel merchandise. Looks pretty good.

The Vintage Collection / TRU Exclusive Endor Big AT-AT
« on: November 15, 2012, 12:20 AM »
Mods: Didn't see a thread for this, so if there is one, I apologize

These are hitting TRUs I guess, as I saw cases of them on the top shelf at my local "rich part of town" TRU today. Price was $129.99. I still need a Big AT-AT but might just buy one of the Hoth ones since they're the same price and I'm not that into the muddy paintjob.

Site Feedback, Suggestions, and Help / Sent PMs not showing?
« on: November 4, 2012, 02:56 PM »
I'm currently in the middle of a few trades/figure sales and keep forgetting who I've PMed and what I've PMed them about but when I click on "Sent Messages" nothing shows up. Is this a glitch or am I too dumb to find where to view sent PMs? ???

« on: May 4, 2012, 05:29 PM »
Just ordered the big Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2 model from LEGO's online store for the May the 4th promo... not shipping until the end of the month but this sucker is going to look great next to the big Yoda statue from 2002.

Jocasta's Reading Room / Crimson Empire III
« on: October 27, 2011, 12:53 AM »
Picked up the first issue today on my weekly comic book run. Not sure why exactly but I figured why not. It's pretty dull, too much political discussion. Not sure of the timeframe either... it says 13 years after Yavin and they mention Nom Anor but hint at a rebellion about to occur by some rowdies. Then at the end we see the Imperial Remnant with some ARC-170s and V-Wings and such. Very weird, but I'm not exactly an expert on post-ROTJ EU.

I guess I'll pick up the rest of the issues as they come out but this just reminds me why it's better to wait for Trade Paperbacks for Star Wars comics.

JD Sports Forum! / College Sports 2011-2012
« on: August 14, 2011, 04:07 PM »
Figured I'd start up a thread even though only a handful of us keep up with college sports.

So the football season is less than 3 weeks away, and the big story going on now is the possible addition of my alma mater Texas A&M to the Southeastern Conference. I don't think we jump, especially after what happened last year, but it's pretty funny watching ESPN report on A&M "running away due to greed and ego"... and then listening to them shilling Texas' new glorified Pay Per View network. Yep, no bias there.

Anyone else tuning in on September 3?

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