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I have to interpret that as Hasbro wanting to get more bang for their tooling buck.

And I think we're at 3 x Sandtroopers now with the new EE exclusive set.  :D

Yeah but to me if they go that route too quickly it means you're never going to get cool, less pivotal characters made.  They used to supplement smaller tier characters with easy to make re-hashes, now they're just spreading them around right off the bat.

I'm a little tired of clonetroopers by now, but I ordered one to get the Stormtroopers.  It's a better offering than the EE one, which is $20 more for what is essentially a bunch of repaints.

I'm freaking sick of them.  I was hoping that with the new movie it would be a while before we got a glut of slightly-different clones and stormtroopers.  I hope they plan a larger launch of better figures and new figures instead of just troops troops troops from here until Rogue One.

So is that TIE Fighter Pilot a repack with a name or is there something different about him?  I'd like to get the OT figures from this, so i guess I'll pre-order and sell the Crimson Trooper and possibly the TIE Fighter Pilot if he's a duplicate?

They're what, 40-ish figures into this line and we've already had 2 Boba Fetts, 2 Biker Scouts, 2 Sandtroopers, 2 Vaders, 4 Stormtroopers...

The Force Awakens / Re: Force Friday: What are You Buying?
« on: September 4, 2015, 03:56 PM »
I walked into the Target downtown and those mid-sized vehicles were $45.99.  The Speeder Bike sized vehicles were $30.99. 

My receipts from TRU last night show that I paid $29.99 and $19.99...

I've been doing 90% of my collecting online for years now, so whatever.  As long as anything that's actually new stuff is available I'm not worried about it.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: September 1, 2015, 08:28 PM »

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: August 31, 2015, 12:18 PM »
It is always infuriating when characters on TV shows fail to share pertinent information with each other that would be blurted out instantly in real life. English Teacher Guy doesn't feel like mentioning to anyone that the dead are coming back to life now? Even when his ex-wife asks him point blank what he knows? "Ive seen what it can do, and what it can't..." very cryptic and dramatic and all that but how about just sharing some details? Oy vey!

Same when no one could explain to the sister why she couldn't go sit next to her sick boyfriend... for ****'s sake, a simple "people are turning into zombies" would have sufficed.  Is this some alternate universe where the word zombie doesn't exist?

Also the protests struck me as stupid - the police brutality thing is a big issue in our real world today, but there would be 24 hour, wall to wall media coverage of people turning into monsters and not dying until they get a bullet in the brain pretty quickly, which would be the end of the protests.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: August 30, 2015, 12:18 PM »
^ Mr. Thin Skin.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: August 26, 2015, 02:07 PM »
They couldn't start this the same way as TWD, Rick wakes up and we're in the middle of the Zombie Apocalypse.  I think it's s good thing this is going slow, the zombies creep up on you until it's too late!

Problem is that we've all seen 4 or 5 seasons of super high quality zombie stuff from this universe, so going back to square one when the bar is already set really high and then having a 90 minute episode with very little happening is pretty much destined to result in a giant Meh.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: August 26, 2015, 11:20 AM »
Watched it last night... character development isn't terribly exciting, but it's necessary.  Definitely a little bit of a snoozer compared to the way Walking Dead started though.

All good Brent, I get it - there's only so many minutes in the day and ultimately this is just for kicks on the side anyway. 

Jeff, come back.  You could be the Michael Jordan of Fantasy Hockey... retiring, playing a few awful seasons with the White Sox minor league team, and then coming back to defend your championships.

Fair enough... I guess that's my argument, although it feels a little spun when you say it that way and I think you're over stating how much time I spend with this stuff.  It's not like I'm spending an hour a day on fantasy sports. 

The leagues are just feeling a little stale and uninteresting to me compared to these other ones I'm in and I was thinking everyone else might enjoy something that (in my humble opinion) has the potential to make everything more engaging and interesting.  Sounds like I was probably mistaken.

I'll go with whatever direction the group wants, but I simply don't have the time to manage a game like this.  That's just the reality of my situation, so my vote is for status quo. 

That said, I don't see it going ahead for hockey as none of the Canadians in the pool watch their fantasy teams that closely.  Not sure if you were including that or just thinking basketball.  I will bounce it off the guys that I know directly though, perhaps I'm in the minority there too.

To me quite frankly, that's what makes the hockey league pretty boring.  No one pays attention... you set the thing up, check it once a week to see if someone got injured and you missed it, and if you happen to be way behind 2 months in, you might as well hang it up because you're too far behind and don't have a chance of sneaking into the playoffs and getting hot at the right time.  Basketball and baseball are a little less so since they're at least rotisserie. 

The games played in baseball drives me insane every year.  I have no idea how you guys use your games up, I'm -20 in the OF and UTL and I the rosters aren't big enough for me to have enough guys to make up the difference without failing to use my innings...

A Rotisserie that's also Head-to-head solves all this stuff and is way more entertaining, and interesting once the playoffs hit.  I couldn't feel more strongly about it now that I've tried both ways.  Instead of a maximum number of games you have a maximum number of adds every week, and a minimum number of innings pitched or goalies started...

I'll take status quo. H2H adds too much luck and dice roll, there's enough of that already in roto with the injury lightning bolts that randomly strike.

How so?

Now that I'm playing in both type of leagues, quite frankly I find our leagues outside of football to be really boring.

Injuries are part of sports... you could lose your star player in the playoffs, it's true... but you could just as easily see your opponent lose their star player and it helps you.  That kind of stuff is just dumb luck.

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