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The Vintage Collection / Re: Target DPCI #s
« on: January 17, 2007, 01:05 PM »
Some 30AC Battle Pack DCPI numbers:

Betrayal on Felucia Battle Pack:  087-06-1070
Ambush on Ilum Battle Pack:  087-06-0835

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Feedback / Re: Morgbug's feedback
« on: January 17, 2007, 02:40 AM »
Many thanks Brent for the Rangers goalie variant!

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: Wal*Mart Exclusive Basic Figures #70-74
« on: January 14, 2007, 10:57 PM »
I have seen zero reports in the various forums of the WalMart wave being found.  I think these are still several weeks away from seeing the pegs.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2006-07
« on: January 14, 2007, 07:19 PM »
That's sports writers.  I have zero respect for sports writers.  Those guys are all about selling papers and finding something to write about in their columns and that's it.  It would be nice if they would actually look at just how much the Saints were overhauled during the offseason.  I think the only reason they're throwing around the America's team thing is because a number of people around the country are genuinely pulling for them after the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina and the team being displaced for a year.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2006-07
« on: January 14, 2007, 05:31 PM »
I like the Saints for a few reasons.  I wouldn't call them the new America's team by any stretch.  But I think that people want good things for New Orleans since things are still so messed up in NOLA as well as the rest of the Gulf region.  The storm was devastating, and if the Saints can give those people SOMETHING to keep their spirits high, then I'm all for it.

As for the team itself, I think they did some good things for themselves in the offseason.  Getting Drew Brees was big.  He's a good QB who makes the right decisions.  Deuce McAllister coming back after his ACL injury has been great.  Marques Colston is probably the best rookie WR this year.  Sean Payton has been doing really well in his first season as a head coach.  Oh, and did I mention Reggie Bush?  He got off to a slow start, but he looks like he's going to be a great pro.  So they're comparable with a lot of teams as far as their skill positions go.  But I'm still puzzled about why the Redskins were able to manhandle them.

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Hey Hasbro! / Re: Battle Pack Ideas?
« on: January 14, 2007, 04:25 PM »
Hmm, Battle Packs, huh?  Here are some prequel ideas.

EPISODE I
Gungan Battle w/ Jar Jar Binks (new), 2 x Gungan Warriors (new), Battle Droid & Battle Droid Commander
Battle of Theed with Amidala (Episode I w/ ascension gun), new Naboo Security Captain, new Naboo Royal Guard, Security Battle Droid & Droideka

EPISODE II
Droid Factory Chase with Anakin Skywalker, Padme Amidala, R2-D2 & 2 x Geonosians
Arena Battle 2 - Anakin Skywalker w/ green lightsaber, Joclad Danva, Super Battle Droid & Geonosian w/ Sonic Cannon

EPISODE III
Invisible Hand Faceoff - Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Grievous & 2 x Magna Guards (new, SA)
Treachery on Kashyyyk with Yoda, Commander Gree (new sculpt w/ hologram), Clone Scout, Tarfful & Chewbacca


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The Vintage Collection / Re: Hasbro Weekly Q and A
« on: January 14, 2007, 04:06 PM »
Here, here.  We already got the Blackhole Stormtrooper.  Are people expecting a red Stormtrooper now?  I know that whenever I've been at a Con and I've seen this guy in red Stormtrooper armor, I've been somewhat uncomfortable with the whole idea.

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: Clone Trooper (Episode 2; White)
« on: January 14, 2007, 01:07 PM »
It's the Saga Legends Clone Trooper.  Go to the listing page and check out the item number.  I cross referenced that against an item number that I found on one of the many rumor lists.  It verified that this Clone Trooper is part of the Saga Legends line.

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: George Lucas in Stormtrooper Disguise.
« on: January 14, 2007, 01:05 PM »
So far I've received 3 of the 4 I sent in for.  Haven't opened any just yet.  But I am surprised to see them making good on these in about 5 or 6 weeks time.

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Holiday Pack for '07!
« on: January 13, 2007, 06:57 PM »
You've all got it wrong.  It's going to be a Life Day 5-pack with Chewie, Malla, Itchy, Lumpy and Art Carney!  ;D

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: January 13, 2007, 01:04 AM »
Motocaster, Stay Loaded


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Other Toy Lines / Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« on: January 12, 2007, 10:55 PM »
As if we don't have enough Elways still warming the pegs to this day.  I also can't say that I agree with the Bo Jackson selection.  I don't think he was that great, and he probably should have stuck with one sport.

I definitely think there was potential for some other great players to go with.  Obviously McFarlane would have to negotiate the individual deals with all of these guys, but I think it's doable with football players much more than with baseball players.  Now if I was going to try doing a QB and running back, I would probably try going with these guys over Elway and Bo Jackson:

QUARTERBACK
-Bart Starr - Green Bay Packers
-Ken "Snake" Stabler - Oakland Raiders
-Terry Bradshaw - Pittsburgh Steelers
-Joe Namath - NY Jets
-Fran Tarkenton - Minnesota Vikings/NY Giants

RUNNING BACK
-Eric Dickerson - Rams/Colts
-Marcus Allen - Raiders/Chiefs
-Tony Dorsett - Dallas Cowboys
-Gale Sayers - Chicago Bears
and now to go really old school!
-Jim Thorpe - NY Giants/Chicago Cardinals
-Bronko Nagurski - Chicago Bears
 

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WalMart?  Great.  Just great.

The window of opportunity on these WalMart exclusives (excepting the Cantina band tin set) is usually so narrow that you're lucky to get an exclusive at WalMart.  This is really where having some good collector networking going on helps out.  But it also prompts silly late night trips to 24 hour WalMart stores to see if you can score the damn things while they're stocking the floor.  Drat!  And double drat!!!

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Hey Hasbro! / Re: Nien Nunb
« on: January 12, 2007, 07:41 PM »
Nien Numb would be a great character to revisit.  Especially in light of how Hasbro did Ten Numb with the removable leather helmet.  I think giving this character who gets a decent ammount of face time in ROTJ (along with being one of the vintage mailaway characters) gives him a certain ammount of cache, and I think that the new pilot gear aesthetic would work well here.  This is one resculpt that I would happily welcome.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: New Line has license for 'The Hobbit'
« on: January 11, 2007, 09:33 PM »
What amazes me about all of this is that Shaye is totally willing to disregard the success that Peter Jackson and his made of LOTR, and that the fans of the movie hold PJ responsible for that success, not New Line.  Add in the fact that even if New Line tries to push The Hobbit and whatever other Tolkien project forward, many of the fans and actors that Peter Jackson drew in are probably going to be loyal to PJ and Wingnut/Weta.  What fans of movies are loyal to a studio?  People are fans of actors and directors, and the sooner Shaye realizes this, then the sooner he might actually save his career.

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