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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2014-15
« on: January 24, 2015, 11:56 AM »
You're saying Seahawks/Broncos is less interesting than Seahawks/Patriots?  Not a huge difference IMO.  I don't like repeat performances, so not a fan of Seattle going again and there isn't a single team I wouldn't swap out the Patriots for.  Maybe Oakland?  Hopefully next year we'll get some new blood in the mix.

I wouldn't count on too much new blood in the mix.  All the parity that the NFL tried to establish with the salary cap went right out the windows when fantasy football took over and the league started favoring rules that promoted scoring and quarterbacks.  Now you either have a really good or great one, or you suck and are looking for a really great one.

We'll get new blood soon enough, but it's probably more of a 3 year window when Brady, Brees, and Manning are all done.  And even then it won't change too much year to year until someone starts making it harder on the QB's.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Recent Purchases
« on: January 22, 2015, 10:45 AM »
I was getting ready to head down to the State street location near the Target today and my buddy actually found me a pair at Toys R Us last night.  Thanks for the heads up either way!

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Recent Purchases
« on: January 21, 2015, 02:47 PM »
General FYI to Chicago members: downtown Walgreens are swimming in Yoda wave right now. One yoda still at brown like Chicago stop Walgreens and TIE and others basically everywhere else.

Where other than the Brown Line Chicago stop? I've been hitting up the store on North Michigan, in Streeterville by the AMC, and in the Wrigley Building pretty much every day, including today at N. Michigan, and I can't find jack!

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: January 20, 2015, 11:51 PM »

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: January 19, 2015, 12:16 PM »
I stopped at a Target in New Hampshire yesterday - $12.99 for Black Series figures.

Other Toy Lines / Re: 2015: What Are You Collecting?
« on: January 17, 2015, 10:14 PM »
I'm still doing Hasbro like always.  I collect Gentle Giant SW mini-busts.

I also collect OT Star Wars Lego, and am collecting a bunch of 80's and 90's Lego from the space, castle, and pirates lines.

I've also gotten hooked on the Super 7 ReAction line. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« on: January 17, 2015, 11:56 AM »
We can find a speck on mars but not that Jet that crashed in the ocean?

It took 11 and a half years to find the speck on Mars and it's not at the bottom of an ocean.

I think hasbro is trying to kill the star wars line slowly in favor of their products

In favor of what, specifically?

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends Figures
« on: January 15, 2015, 11:55 AM »
It's been over a month and I STILL can't find Chopper anywhere.


Gentle Giant / Re: Gold Stormtrooper Bust - 10 year anniversary
« on: January 14, 2015, 04:58 PM »
I finally got charged for this the other day.. I think it's supposed to arrive today or tomorrow.

I'm not sure why I wanted this, but I bought it... the prices are out of control.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: January 9, 2015, 10:52 AM »
I'm going to guess:
$7 - 3.75" 5POA line
$15 - 3.75" premium collector line

I'm not so sure it'll get pricier. 

TBS are now $14.29 at my Target

I stand corrected, at the moment.  Haven't seen those prices around here yet.

If this is what happens, it's going to drag sales down, which will give them the excuse to ditch the higher-quality figures.

My big question is, what's the plan for the full movie line.  Will those be nicer or 5-POA type things..

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: January 9, 2015, 09:39 AM »
We should wait before we get all panicky about it.  There were Targets around here that went up to $12.49 a few years ago but it didn't stick, I think they're $10.99 at the moment, but have also been $11.49 at points.  They test prices and see how things move.  It doesn't necessarily indicate a change in MSRP or a price shift across the country just because someone spotted it like that in one store.

But who the hell knows...

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: January 9, 2015, 12:15 AM »
What's the actual price that was observed?

$3 more or $2 more?

Also, more than what?  Figures around here are $11.49 at Target but $9.99 at Toys R Us.

So if it's $2 more that Toys R Us then that's only a buck more than I pay on Amazon anyway.

If it's $3 more than Target then we are over $15 with tax, which is crazy.

Happy early 41st birthday Scott!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: January 8, 2015, 02:46 PM »
Doesn't eBay have a policy that if an item hasn't shipped within 30 days that you can ask for a refund?

Maybe, but if that's the case he'll just mark it shipped at 29 days, then your protection will expire before it 'gets there.'

I don't know if Paypal has safeguards for this brand of scheme, but my guess is that's what this guy is planning at least.

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