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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Card Size?
« on: March 22, 2009, 11:14 PM »
I recently saw the new 3 3/4 Marvel and Wolverine figures in the store, and noticed that the card backs are smaller than the SW cards.  Do you think that with today's economic troubles, and the awareness of ecological concerns, that the SW cards should get smaller?  I know that I would personally like a smaller package, as I am disgusted by the amount of trash each figure now generates.  And, honestly, what's more important that economy and the planet, or cards being too small for your star case?

BTW, the Marvel stuff (figures and packaging) look great.

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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Toy Fair 2009!
« on: January 4, 2009, 09:25 PM »
Hi.  Jan 10, making an update.  Myself, and Lando the Scoundrel, would like to invite any Jedidefender Staff who is in NYC for Toy Fair out for drinks.  Anyone else in the NYC area is welcome also.

Woo Hoo it's only six weeks away!  Any guesses on what we'll see?  What do you want to see?

I'm hoping to see at least 3-4 waves of Legacy, new vehicles, and 2-3 waves of new Clone Wars...

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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Sub-Line Ideas?
« on: November 9, 2008, 10:17 PM »
Y'know, I really enjoyed the McQuarrie sub-line last year, and there's nothing really like it this year.  I like the idea of a small group of odd characters that make up their own little line, and I've been thinking about one other one I'd like to see.

I'd live the see "real" versions of all of the Holo Chess characters.  I'd like one a wave, in a package that was kind of different.  Sure, two of them would be really really big (Hermi Odle of Muftak big) but the rest could be average size.  It wouldn't be for everyone, but isn't that a sub-line is for?  Wildy obscure stuff that doesn't need to be made in large numbers?

Anyway, now that we actually have McQuarrie figures, those are my new dream toys!

What about you?

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Well of the Souls / TOD Wave sharing
« on: October 19, 2008, 08:45 PM »
Jusr a thought...I'm sure that the TOD wave will show up somewhere odd.  I think I hard that Meijers has had it?  Anyway, in NY, we've got no Meijers.  So here's what I propose---  Any TOD figures that anyone finds, and can spare, get put up  for trade or sale in this thread first.  That way we can all help each other out, and we have one small, very focused goal.--Mike

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Watto's Junk Yard / Question About Zombies!
« on: October 15, 2008, 11:14 PM »
Yes, Zombies.

I'm currently developing a story about zombies and I neded some feedback.  In the Romero films, the Zombies return to places that are important to them.  My friend seems to think that this idea first came up in the "I am Legend" novel. (yes, they're vampies, but zombie like..) My question is this, is the idea of returning to a place specific to one creator, or is this accpted Zombie "lore" at this point?

Any thoughts or examples of this showing up in other movies/books would be great.---Mike

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Well of the Souls / Indy 5-New Figures?
« on: October 4, 2008, 04:48 PM »
Big article in the LA Times about Lucas and Ford moving forward with Indy 5.  I wonder if we'll get new figs, or if the line was such a disaster that Habsro wouldn't bother.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomplex/2008/10/harrison-ford-s.html

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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / 2008-What's Left
« on: September 29, 2008, 09:42 PM »
Just curious...I've picked up the newest Legacy (repaint) wave, and Clone Wars wave 2.  Outside of the ROTS wave, are there any other NEW figures coming out this year?  I don't collect repacks and I kind of stunned that it's only Sept 30, and there's little left for the year.

Any chances of the ANH wave hitting at x-mas?

If it realy is this slow, I may find something else to buy for a little while.

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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Indiana Jones in Legacy?
« on: September 18, 2008, 10:17 PM »
Just curious...it looks like the Indiana Jones line is dead, and the wave Hasbro showed at Comic-Con will never come out.  Many of you don't collect IJ, but how would you feel if Hasbro packed 1 (2x) IJ figure in each case of Legacy? ( Simialr to what they do with Galactica in Titanium...)

Personally, I love the current IJ figures, and would be all over this idea.

Any thoughts?

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Modern Classifieds / Wanted-McQuarrie Obi-Wan/Yoda set
« on: August 31, 2008, 10:57 PM »
Title says it all.  PM me---Mike

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Watto's Junk Yard / My New Book is #1!!
« on: August 31, 2008, 09:47 PM »
Update-Oct 29-I was just informed that my book will be #1 on the NYTimes Bestseller's list on November 9!

Update Oct 27---the New York Post wrote this article about me.  Am I really that ugly?

http://www.nypost.com/seven/10272008/news/regionalnews/teachers_gig_goon_lighting_135459.htm

Sept. 18-the book is still moving.  It will be #7 this weekend.  It's available in Target now.  In the book section there is a "Book Marked for Kids" endcap,  it's right at the bottem, next to Seinfeld's book! And I know you guys are all in Target at least once a day week.

Update, Sept 3.  I was just informed that my book will be #8 on next weekend's (Sept 14) New York Times Bestseller's List for Children's Books!  I've been working towards this day since 1993!!!---

This falls into the "Tooting My Own Horn" catagory...

My new book, "Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody" is starting to hit stores.  It's a monster flavored, page-by-page, send up of "Goodnight Moon."  It will be in stores everywhere.  In fact, Target has put it in their "Book Marked for Kids" program and it will have a special endcap towards Halloween.



It's a great read alound, and it's even got a few Star Wars nods in it!  Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions or would like to get a signed copy!  It's also available from amazon, of course.---Mike Rex

http://www.amazon.com/Goodnight-Goon-Petrifying-Michael-Rex/dp/0399245340/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1220233739&sr=1-1

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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / COMIC-CON 2008
« on: July 7, 2008, 12:36 AM »
I know, I know...it's still a few weeks away, but what do we expect to see?  And....should we start gettting our questions together for the Hasbro Q&A?

I hope to see the next few waves of Legacy (I'm hoping the ANH wave is done), Clone Wars, and Indy.

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Mods, feel free to mive this, I put it here because it's the most active forum.

I was wondering if it would ever be possible for costumers to check a store's inventory on line.  For instance, before going out to 2-3 TRU's one could go online, go right into the store's day-to-day inventory and see which of those stores has the assortment that the perosn is looking for.  Sure, you'll never be able to track individual figures, but new assortments, ships, evolutions, and comic packs would be easy. 

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Well of the Souls / Is the line a Success?
« on: May 20, 2008, 08:58 PM »
I know it's only been about two weeks, but I'm curious if people are seeing this line as "successful?"

On one hand I see some stores picked clean, which would make me think that they are moving fast, but I don't see the restocking happening, which makes me wonder if the retailers aren't into it.  I thought for sure the pegs would be loaded this week with the relase of the film.  Any thoughts?

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Well of the Souls / Spoiled by Star Wars?
« on: May 3, 2008, 08:55 PM »
I was wondering if, as collectors, are we spoiled by Star Wars?  I was out again doing some errands and stopped to look for the few Indy fgiures I couldn't find on thursday.   Target had nothing.  Couldn't find them at all. 2 Kay Bees had nothing but some Lego.  TRU was cleaned out, they had only 6 basic figures and 3 deluxes left.  If this was SW, there's no way that 3 days after launch stores would either not yet have the stuff, or be out of it already.

I really hope this line continues, but I have my doubts. I would definitly pay a premium to get more obscure stuff if Entertainment Eart or some other web retailer stepped in.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Depression?
« on: April 26, 2008, 10:47 PM »
I'm going to keep this short and to the point...I've been going through some very rough times lately and feeling very anxious and sad.  I'm at the point where I'm considering a pharmalogical solution, and I'm worndering if anyone has any experiences with anti-depressants.  They terrify me, but I need to do something...Feel free to PM me, if you want to keep things private.  Any help at all would be great.---Mike

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