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Messages - Qui-Gon Jim

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Forgot to mention there was a B1G1 going on.  Too bad they didn't have the Luke and Wampa set too.

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SCORE!  Target had the Han and Taun Taun and it rang up for $24.99.  Grabbed a second for $12.50, two of them out the door for the $40 that it would cost at WalMart for one!

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Hopefully the quality is better than their die-cast ships.  The ships look nice, but the "play" features like rotating guns, landing gear, etc are... lacking.  The X-Wing for example looks great, except for the plastic parts, mainly the cannons.  Bent and warped and fragile.  The landing gear on the X-Wing, Snow Speeder and Falcon are all crap.  Still, for $8, they are pretty cool toys and my son loves them.

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I've seen this pop up all over social media, but no one has commented on the two TIE's in scale that are flanking this bugger in that later shots.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Wow!
« on: July 20, 2015, 12:55 PM »
What goes in the empty spot that must haunt your dreams?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: July 16, 2015, 11:29 AM »

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Everybody needs to be offended by something. Ugh.

I like how this guy thinks it ahold be pulled because he does t want to see it. ProTip: don't look.

Still, this may be a brilliant campaign by Hasbro to sell this thing. The fact checker definitely got wrong that this is a poplar toy. Hardly.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: The Force Awakens Trailers
« on: July 13, 2015, 08:55 PM »
Didn't seem to hurt Fast and Furious 7...

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason 2015
« on: June 26, 2015, 09:13 AM »
I don't think anyone wants to leave Chicago right now, be it Saad or someone else.  But a couple of all-stars and 21 million tied up in two players under a $71 million salary cap says guys are going to have to move, like it or not.  Saad is an RFA, the Hawks don't have to pay him THAT much really.  But if they don't, he's likely to walk once he reaches UFA, winning team or not. 

Loyalty is a dead concept.  The "home town discount" is going to amount to far less than $1 million/year difference.  Rest assured if he gets a bridge deal at $2.5 or so, it'll be harder to sign him after that two beyond his two remaining RFA years.  Every team in the league wants Saad.  While I don't think anyone will offer sheet him with a ridiculous offer because of the compensation associated with high end deals, it still might happen.  But an unsatisfactory deal, economic reality be damned, isn't going to sit well if the Leafs come calling two years down the road offering $6/7 million per.  Chicago just can't afford that. 

Toews+Kane+Hossa+Shaw+Seabrook+Keith+Hjalmarsson+Crawford = nearly $50 million dollars in salary next year.  It's going to be hard to move Bickell, but easy to move Sharp.  But even discounting those two if they're moved, you've got 8 guys on a 23 man roster making $50 million.  Teravainen is a bargain, but if you don't get much for Bickell or Sharp or Oduya (well you won't get anything here because he's UFA but it'll leave a big hole) or Versteeg in return, it won't be quite as pretty.  As it currently shows, Chicago has $7 million in cap space and 10 guys unsigned.  Eep!

Again, great organization right now.  Really run well, some absolute top end talent spread throughout the positions.  Don't think you could find a guy that wouldn't want to go there.  Oh, oh.  Salary Cap.

No horse in this race, but this is dead on.  Most guys play for two reasons, the money and the glory.  With "glory" checked off the bucket list, it comes down to money.  Sports fans tend to over romanticize the concept of players turning their noses up at making big dollars playing for a loser.  Of course, the inverse is true when a player is at the end of their prime with no title to show for it, they sometimes take a lesser deal to play for a team that can realize championship dreams.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Pixar Thread
« on: June 21, 2015, 07:58 PM »
Saw Inside Out today. Another Pixar masterpiece. Oozing creativity. Every kid will love it and every parent will love it for a whole separate set of reasons.

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If you do, I'd be interested, but don't plan a special trip for just one.

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I may be interested...  How much was tis again?

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I grabbed a few of these at Target a couple weeks ago.  The base is designed to fit on a (child's) finger to simulate flying around.  These ships remind me of metal versions of Micro Machines, same level of detail but a touch bigger.  Pretty cool.  I grabbed the Y-Wing, Snowspeeder and the Falcon.  They also had the Ghost and Slave-1 (both of which seem to be the pegwarmers so far).

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: May 18, 2015, 08:32 PM »
OMG!  Dr. Bashir!!  One of the snakes is Jamilla from RotS.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Do You Have Pets?
« on: May 13, 2015, 08:24 PM »
Yes. Always remember this around Easter especially...  That plastic "grass" can be deadly. If you have pets, spring a little extra and get the paper variety.

Glad to hear your pooch is doing well. One question: was the dog-sitter a friend?

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