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Yeah, no - I didn't mean that to be a negative, I thought it was great.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
« on: April 18, 2015, 11:25 PM »
Batman?  Looked like Iron Man made a bat suit.


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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2014-15
« on: April 18, 2015, 06:40 PM »
Yeah that was awful.  It's a tough choice, I'd bet Darling gets the start.

If Crawford gets another go, it's because they're at home, and he'll be on thin ice (yuck yuck).

Great game for Tampa today.  If the Blackhawks lay an egg this series, hopefully I can at least enjoy a nice deep run for the Lightning.

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No company would do this. Their ultimate goal is to make a profit, they would never intentionally release toys that were bad with the hope that fans don't buy them. What logical purpose would that serve? If they really wanted to stop producing 3.75" figures they would just stop producing them.

100% right.  Companies cancel lines or flavors or particular products all the time.  There's no real indication that Hasbro's getting out of the 3 3/4" business.  If anything they're gearing up for a major line launch just in time for the holidays.  Fact is, the lack of films has probably sent Star Wars to the back burner over the last 5 or so years.  I think that's getting ready to change in a big way.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Celebration Anaheim 2015
« on: April 18, 2015, 10:57 AM »
That's some Sandtroopers-level stuff right there.

Bravo.

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Please tell me those aren't a ton of new parts...

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: The Force Awakens Trailers
« on: April 16, 2015, 11:04 PM »
From opening to end that was a neat trailer.  New movie anxiety is at all time high for me. :)

Only 8 months to go!

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: The Force Awakens Trailers
« on: April 16, 2015, 02:42 PM »

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We've got plenty of time to discuss, since there's no new leagues until the fall.  I'm in one outside league for each of the three sports we do here that aren't football, and they're all head-to-head (like football), and I feel like it's easier to stay engaged in them, and like they're more competitive that way. 

For anyone not familiar, it's like the way our football league works, but you play week long games against another team and jam as many guys into your lineup as you want (or strategically sit guys).  For things like pitchers you have a minimum innings per week you have to hit, or for goalies a minimum starts you have to hit.  You typically have a limit on how many players you can add per week (like 7 or so). 

From there it's rotisserie style, you'll have X number of categories, and for each category that you lead in at the end of the week you'll get a point.  Games will be 9-1 or 8-2 or 4-4 or whatever and those points you earn on a weekly basis tally up to determine the standings.

Here's a screen grab of the championship game for the basketball league I'm in that ended last night:



Having done both now, I think it's very much worth it, it's tons of fun, and solves some issues.  There's less of a set-it-and-forget it approach, and there's no more 'games played' stats to worry about, you just start guys.

Additionally, then you get fantasy playoffs in each league, like we have in football.  You make the playoffs, then you have weekly head-to-head match ups to determine who advances.  Which to me would make the end of the season much more exciting, and give teams that get hot late a chance to make noise whereas now they're just too far back to catch up.


I highly recommend that we try going this way and thought it was worth suggesting.

Thoughts?  Questions?  Discussion?

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I ordered one.   The prices are getting excessive though.

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Yes, it also strikes me as odd that the price on Amazon has jumped 15% to $22.99 - is that the case everywhere else too?

I've never been terribly enthusiastic about this line even though I'm collecting OT figures, and one of my biggest hangups was that I thought they were already too expensive. 


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JD Sports Forum! / Re: JediDefender Fantasy Hockey 2014-15
« on: April 12, 2015, 10:02 PM »
Congrats!

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Yeah, I hadn't gotten into it yet to figure it out, but I'd assumed I'd go with one of each torso - but one of each dome makes more sense.

This thing is a great idea for kids, but a total cluster **** for collectors. 

Thanks for all that info, I'll dig through it in a little bit.  But at a glance, if it's $21.95 for two figures, and I'd need to do that at least 12.5 times to get one with each dome, I'm looking at about $300 with tax... I'm going to have a really hard time justifying that.  I briefly saw Scott post in the thread you linked to that he's going with only new domes... how many of those are there?

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: April 10, 2015, 08:34 PM »
If that Endor set at TRU was $99.99, this thing is going to cost $499.99


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I would think so. The space at Tatooine Traders is pretty much smack-dab in the middle of the store, so they'd seriously have to renovate to get rid of it.

Your best/better bet is to head to Once Upon a Toy at Downtown Disney, they have a four-person build station that's pretty much right in the middle of all the Star Wars merchandise. Also, they have attendants who are more than willing to go into the stockroom and locate any parts that might not be out on the floor for you. That was my experience last year, I will be back there in June for the final Star Wars weekend, I'll update this thread if my experience is any different.

Okay, thanks.  I think I need to start saving my pennies... I'm hoping to put together one droid of each distinct color scheme / pattern - if that's even an easy thing to sort through and figure out.

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