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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: August 16, 2014, 10:41 AM »
Yeah, I'm sitting on $20 worth of rewards from over the last year or so. My goal is to bump that total to around $50 and put it towards either the Ewok Village or the Sandcrawler.

This is what I do with my Amazon rewards... I let them pile up all year then wait for the bigger sets to show up on Amazon Prime so I can skip the tax.

I managed to buy one of the $400 sets, I think it was the Death Star for about $175, and I got the Ewok Village for about $90.  Now I'm saving up points to get a break on the Sandcrawler. 


I got a call from someone at FedEx about two hours ago and they're telling me that they'll reroute to the FedEx-Kinkos near my house tomorrow.  So, in theory I'll be able to pick it up right down the street tomorrow, but I'm expecting something else to be screwy with that plan.

Until very recently my wife worked out of our house... but that's not going to fly anymore.  From here on out I'll have stuff shipped directly to the office for sure.

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: August 15, 2014, 03:25 PM »
Thanks for the heads up.  I've got a pile of birthday cash on the way and was thinking about picking up the new sets with it... might as well wait until October since I'm not opening them now anyway.

They do, and allegedly Saturday is my final delivery attempt, but the Chicago Air and Water Show is this weekend and I'll be damned if I'm staying home to wait for a toy when the Blue Angels are right down the street.

I don't care if the box is roughed up as long as the contents aren't broken, I open everything anyway.

More updates even though this doesn't matter to anyone but me... I called last night and they said they'd look into it and that they'd call me by 10:30 this morning and that I should call if I don't hear from them.

Of course I didn't, so I called and was told that the shipper restrictions meant they could not re-route the package and that it was on the truck to go to my house again today.  Which wont' work.

Three phone calls later and I spoke to a woman who said she'd re-route to the FedEx Kinko's by my house, but I doubt it's going to work.

The pick-up location is a two hour round trip from my house. 

I should have just kept my BBTS order and paid the extra $30.

Despite being told they would deliver to my office today, there was another slip on my door when I got home.

DHL is much better at this than FedEx.

And, he's gone again.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A thread about concerts.
« on: August 14, 2014, 05:26 PM »
Funny, I met Paul Stanley at the Lego store about 2 hours ago.  They're in Chicago this weekend.

For anyone still trying to order one, the SDCC version of Jabba is in stock at the moment over at HTS.

Used to be that it was, but people keep pulling "I wasn't there and it got stolen" scams I think.  Fed Ex seems to be doing this more often.

Not quite... they'll reroute it here and it should be here today or (more likely) tomorrow. 

What they couldn't do, was leave it at my door without a physical signature.  I.E., I couldn't sign the slip and leave it for them.  They claimed on the phone that this was something the shipper required.

The pickup location is way down on the south side of Chicago and I live way up on the north side, going there would be a major headache.

I called to have it rerouted to my office and Fedex said the request was on Hasbro's end... For whatever that's worth.

Anyone else having trouble getting your Jabba delivered?

Fedex is requiring an in-person signature, and won't let me sign the door tag and leave it for tomorrow.

The pick-up location is about an hour away from my house on the south side, and rerouting it to my office is going to delay by 24 to 48 hours.

All because freaking HasBLOW seemingly is requiring me to physically be there to sign for it.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: August 13, 2014, 11:30 AM »
I've got a wishlist for this line...

Army of Darkness / Evil Dead
Big Trouble in Little China
Blade Runner
Silence of the Lambs
Blues Brothres
A Clockwork Orange
Conan the Barbarian / Destroyer
Die Hard
Teen Wolf
Planet of the Apes
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Thing
The Exorcist
Total Recall
Fifth Element
Mad Max Trilogy
The Fly
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Killer Klowns From Outer Space
The Lost Boys

I'd love more Silent Film era figures too - Caligari, Metropolis...

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: August 12, 2014, 03:15 PM »
Well that is probably because the Alien figures ARE Kenner... They were never produced figures that Super 7 and Funko got the rights to. It was such a popular thing that this ReAction line sprung out of it.

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