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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2012-2013
« on: January 14, 2013, 07:52 AM »
It will be interesting if Moss locks horns (so to speak) with his pal Tom in the SB...

JD Sports Forum! / Re: MLB 2013
« on: January 11, 2013, 11:59 AM »
Well said.  The league and as importantly, the players' union turned a blind eye to all this stuff.  The players that didn't take anything, but didn't complain about those who did are complicit as well.

It will be interesting to see what in-season HGH blood tests do to the numbers this year...

Hall of Justice / Re: Mattel Batman
« on: December 21, 2012, 02:33 PM »
Reading that, I found out that Romero had a mustache, painted over...  NEVER noticed that before today.  Can't unsee now.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: December 21, 2012, 10:18 AM »
Meanwhile, that Reuters report that had everybody thinking Episode VII would return to Yavin and show us a new Jedi Academy has been debunked already. Reporter Michael McDonald tells

    This was a mistake. I misunderstood what fan clubs had told me and shown me in book plots and that storyline has not been announced by Disney. Perhaps I should have written something along the lines of 'Yavin 4 appears in several Star Wars book plots and while Guatemala fans said they hope film crews return to Tikal, the company has not announced plans for the new episode.'

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: December 19, 2012, 11:09 AM »
I loved it too.  Those Rivendell scenes while not in the proper novel are in one of the appendices.  I think it does a nice job fleshing out why Gandalf gets involved with these guys in the first place, which always puzzled me when I first read it many years ago.

I loved the film.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: December 18, 2012, 09:33 AM »
I always liked the INT-4, 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: December 12, 2012, 12:44 PM »
Then there's the resolution.  The image resolution has been increased far beyond current HDTV standards.  The images in The Hobbit  will have 4 - 5 times more pixels than a standard 1080p HD image.  So the image will be immensely sharper, too.
Even most digital presentations far exceed 1080P, and film stock definitely does.  48FPS is not about the resolution of the frames, but the number of them.  The 24FPS version will have the same resolution, just fewer frames.  The 4K is completely independent of the 48FPS.  Most BluRay discs masters are 4K transfers downgraded to 1080P.

That said, I agree with all your points.

Get your Qui-Gon, Naboo Soldier and assorted pod racers while you can (which is forever).

Honestly, I don't actively collect anymore, but I do check every time I go into a department store, and I have never seen it as bad as it is now.  I wanted to grab a Bespin Han, and never saw it, so I am kind of glad he's returning, but I would rather hear that 5 Below is getting these things since I feel that a SW figure is worth $5, not $10.  I got out when those prices shot up to $8 arouund RotS.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: December 12, 2012, 09:24 AM »
For clarity's sake, existing film stock for the past forever still contains more image "data" than HD or even the new 4K process.  This 48FPS does not contain more "resolution" than a 24FPS presentation does, just twice as many frames per second.

The Vintage Collection / Re: TRU Vintage Box Millennium Falcon
« on: December 10, 2012, 01:54 PM »
This was a pricing error, I think.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Vintage Collection Wave 16 (2012 Wave 6)
« on: December 6, 2012, 08:01 AM »
In fairness though, the OTC one was pretty spectacular too.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Christmas Songs that Suck
« on: December 5, 2012, 07:52 AM »
Don't know what it is about this picture, but I think she looks hot here:

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Disney Buys LFL
« on: November 20, 2012, 11:00 AM »
Fox does own the distribution rights for the first film, so it could throw some drama into the reality of this happening. They don't own anything else about the films except that, but it is sort of a big deal.  This is more like WalMart buying the EXCLUSIVE distribution rights to a product, and then the manufacturer trying to sell it at another distributor.  The manufacturer would have to wait for those rights to expire (which they won't here; Fox owns them in perpetuity) or the manufacturer and the distributors would have to hammer out an agreement.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Disney Buys LFL
« on: November 20, 2012, 07:45 AM »
I believe at some point in the next few years we'll get pre-97 cuts of the films.  I know there is murkiness with the rights to Star Wars, but I am sure that Fox would be happy to share in some revenue on a 35 year old film.

The Original Trilogy / Re: Force lightening
« on: November 19, 2012, 09:39 AM »
Maybe the training isn't so much about the powers themselves, but more about developing the maturity not to use superhuman powers for personal gain.  When Yoda and Ben are training Luke, their backs are against the wall.  They have to pray (to the midichlorians) that Luke's character is firmly developed enough to resist the temptation of using his powers for gain, that he's a good person.

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