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Damn, that was quick.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: April 20, 2015, 05:00 PM »

I'm fully hooked on these... I'm not buying every line, but anything that I loved as a kid and some things that I'm just into now, I'm game for.  I got the Karate Kid figures on Saturday, and they're pretty great.

These pictures are a few weeks old, but here's where I was at:

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The let's get JediMAC to post again thread
« on: April 19, 2015, 07:58 PM »
Wait, were you at Hooters or Applebees?!  We were all at the other one wondering if you were okay.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Celebration Anaheim 2015
« on: April 19, 2015, 02:36 PM »
Yeah, no - I didn't mean that to be a negative, I thought it was great.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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

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!

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

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?

I ordered one.   The prices are getting excessive though.

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. 

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

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