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JD Sports Forum! / Re: JediDefender Fantasy Hockey 2014-15
« on: September 4, 2014, 10:50 AM »
My home page says the draft is October 1 at 12:00 a.m.

Just in case you didn't realize...

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: JediDefender Fantasy Football 2014
« on: September 3, 2014, 11:09 PM »
I end up with better picks in other sports, but here's my history with JD FF just for comparison and where I finished each year. 

2014 - 10 - n/a
2013 - 03 - 6th
2012 - 07 - 7th
2011 - 12 - 1st
2010 - 10 - 3rd
2009 - 09 - 5th
2008 - 06 - 1st
2007 - 08 - 5th
2006 - 02 - 11th
2005 - 04 - 5th
2004 - 08 - 1st

I seem to do better with later picks.


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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« on: September 3, 2014, 05:03 PM »
Thanks.  I had neglected to order him...


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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« on: September 3, 2014, 04:16 PM »
My Amazon pre-order is estimating Sept. 17.

Just the three new figures for this wave or is the Wedge new too?

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Sorry, I never saw this.  Unfortunately it's gone.


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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Prototype Boba Fett (Walgreens)
« on: September 3, 2014, 09:30 AM »
This is NOT A GAME JESSE!


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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Prototype Boba Fett (Walgreens)
« on: September 2, 2014, 09:54 PM »
Not around here, those are rare.  I found a few but I had to drive around to 6 or 7 Walgreens before I finally ran across a stock clerk putting a fresh case out.

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Prototype Boba Fett (Walgreens)
« on: September 2, 2014, 08:44 PM »
Oh, that arrived a few days after I put the order in.  It's been great in terms of keeping my armpits from smelling ******.  Also, it works well as toothpaste once you mash it up enough to put it on a brush.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: September 2, 2014, 04:29 PM »
Call me old fashioned, but it feels kinda rape-y to be looking at stolen nudes.

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Prototype Boba Fett (Walgreens)
« on: September 2, 2014, 03:11 PM »
Speaking of Walgreens horrible customer service and overall computer systems... I ordered one of these guys but have since gotten a new credit card.  To get free shipping I had some deodorant tacked onto the order too - that already shipped.

Since part of the order already shipped, the people at their 800 number tell me that there is literally no possible way for them to update the credit card on the order.  I'm fully expecting that the one I ordered will never come based on what they told me.

Which is absurd.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: August 28, 2014, 09:37 AM »
They're both pretty rigid.

The chrome one is a little lighter in weight maybe.


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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: August 27, 2014, 11:00 PM »
I ordered one of each.

My Chrome one has joints so loose I can't get it to stand up.  All the other figures I've gotten so far are fine, as is the non-chrome T-800.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Toy Tony carded figures.
« on: August 27, 2014, 10:32 AM »

As for AFA I have a very good Canadian friend that sent in his toy fair Vader to AFA.  He's an excellent collector and a very big vintage carded collector as well so he's quite aware of grading and quality factors for cards, bubbles, etc.  He was pretty convinced he sent in something that should come back as AFA90 and it came back AFA75.  He is absolutely convinced that AFA switched out his Vader for another.  Now, it's completely and utterly anecdotal and there is precisely zero proof behind the story.  But I know the guy, he's been collecting since he was a kid and that's when the movies first came out.  He's a knowledgeable authority IMO and he thinks he was screwed.  I'm betting he was right. 


I have a similar story, but not about Star Wars.  My wife and I built her engagement ring together (we're such a modern couple).  We looked at stones and were sold one that was a little smaller, but with excellent clarity, and the only occlusion was deep in the stone near the base of it, and you really need a loop to see it.

Now, I stare at pixels all day long looking for any little **** up in images, I'm observant, and I'm quick to catch things like this.  I saw the occlusion clear as day, but could only see it under the loop.

So we pick that one, and the ring gets made, we get married and live happily ever after.  Then one day my wife notices a pretty large occlusion, just beneath the surface of the diamond.  Everything else is as described - clarity, cut, size... BUT, there is absolutely no way in hell I missed this occlusion that you can see with the naked eye right on the top of the stone.  It's in the gem report, and I bought it... but I am 110% convinced that they did not put the stone that we picked into the ring that we designed and bought.
 

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Toy Tony carded figures.
« on: August 26, 2014, 05:35 PM »
and the idea that somehow AFA was not liable for their gross negligence in not identifying these as clear fakes when they had multiple opportunities to do so)

AFA isn't liable because they cover their own asses in the terms of service that everyone agrees to before they'll grade your product.  I always say that when you give money to AFA you're paying for an acrylic case and an opinion.  That's it.  There's no guarantee with those guys.  To me they're damaging to the hobby because of the way that prices get jacked up, because they encourage people to open imperfect cards, and because they're not willing to stand 100% behind anything they authenticate - but if they did, they'd be out of business over something like this in a heartbeat.

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Deluxe Line
« on: August 23, 2014, 10:33 PM »
Can't find this speeder bike anywhere. Are you guys still finding them?

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