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Other Collectibles / Re: 2007 USPS Star Wars Collectibles
« on: May 4, 2007, 11:11 AM »
Just ordered a set for me and a set for my sister.  I figured I had to pay her back for getting me the silver foil stamps back in the day.  Can't wait to get these.

Other Collectibles / Re: 2007 USPS Star Wars Collectibles
« on: March 28, 2007, 04:20 PM »
I have all those silver foil stamp sheets, first day release and other various stamp sheets for OT that came out back in the late nineties. Did anyone else pick those up?

Yes, the silver foil ones are the ones I was refering to in my post.  They are definitely not US stamps and I recall a relative ordering them for me as a gift.

I haven't ever bought any kind of "special" stamps before, so does anyone know how to do it/how difficult it is?

I have a few limited edition release sheets of stamps (James Dean and Marilyn Monroe) that I picked up the day they were supposed to be released.  I just went to the local post office and bought them.  Nothing too fancy.  I also recall something about a pre-order for those, but that was a long time ago.  I'm not sure that the post office still does that.

Other Collectibles / Re: 2007 USPS Star Wars Collectibles
« on: March 28, 2007, 12:18 PM »
I ended up getting the stamps when they came out for the OT Special Editions, so I'm sure I'll be picking these up too...

I picked up all 6 of these today.  Love all of them except for the Yoda/Kashyyyk trooper pack.  That one's going back.

One thing that I noticed that I didn't see posted before, was that some of the figures come with additional accessories packed on the bottom of the packaging:

Palpatine comes with an additional hand and Sith lightning.
Yoda comes with an additional hand and a cane.
Anakin comes with his ungloved mechanical hand.
Obi-Wan comes with an additional hand and his lightsaber hilt.  The AT-RT Driver comes with the battle damaged chest plate.

It still doesn't change the fact that these are not the best figures and that Hasbro could have given us better ones, but at least they added enough to these packs to make them ok.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: If You Lost Your Collection....
« on: March 23, 2007, 08:11 AM »
If I lost everything I wouldn't go back and replace the stuff I had from the Hasbro lines.  With how much product they are putting out lately, they will either re-release it in the next few years, or they will release a newer, better version hopefully.  I'm buying the Hasbro lines right now for my kids. If it were all lost, I would wait to see if they are even interested in the 3 3/4 inch line, and if so, only buy what they want.  For my own personal collection, I would continue on the Master Replicas route and collect the FX sabers, but I would also add the hilts to my wish list.

I'm moving in the next few months, so I will be very interested to see how much of the stuff (hopefully none) is damaged as a result of the move.  Here's to hoping I packed it all well enough!

Announcements / Re: JD 2007 Loot Giveaway #1 - Everything Vader!
« on: March 19, 2007, 09:51 AM »
Great Giveaway!  I'm in!  Thanks.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: JD Fantasy Baseball 2007
« on: March 16, 2007, 11:28 PM »
I Am Sith wants in next season but doesn't have the time or computer access right now.

Thanks again for the invite guys.  I'm going to be moving in the next few months and won't have my computer at home for a good chunk of the season.  I'm definitely in next season though as long as you have room.

30th Anniversary Collection / Re: "Battle of Geonosis" Battle Pack
« on: March 15, 2007, 02:30 PM »
Just a heads up to everyone, I was at Target today and all of the general Battle Packs were on Clearance already.  The DCPI is 087-06-1707 and the price was $13.98.  Good luck if you are still looking to get your re-released figures at a discount!

JD Sports Forum! / Re: MLB 2007
« on: March 13, 2007, 11:50 AM »
I did come across these when I was out last week.  I don't view the changes as anything that I need to update my collection over, so I'm sticking with the wool ones for now.  At least one company won't be getting houndreds of my dollars this year...

30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Recent 30AC Purchases
« on: March 12, 2007, 08:44 AM »
My local Target only had one case of Wave 1 figures so I got everything I needed/wanted from Wave 1.  They didn't have any Tantive IV BP's or Coin Albums though...

Are there any other Battle Pack's on the horizon that we know about - save for the Bantha and the Arena set??

The only other one I know of that was 'confirmed' was the Treachery on Saleucami WM Exclusive and the rumored Jundland Wastes Encounter one.  Can we consider the TRU Exclusive Rancor one a rumored BP at this point?

Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: Force Unleashed Video Game Tie In
« on: March 7, 2007, 08:49 AM »
This is what I found most interesting about the article:

'Although the game features multiple endings, this novel will be one of the only places where fans will be able to find the official "canon" ending -- the definitive conclusion that will mold the events of the Star Wars galaxy for the future.'

I know that I've read on the boards multiple times that some fans only consider the 6 movies to be 'canon' and that everything else (books, video games, comics, etc) is EU.  I personally find it nice that the Official Site discusses a novelization of a video game as something that should be deemed 'canon'.  I don't think the debate will ever go away, but I think this gives some fans a little more ammo when discussing topics outside of the movies.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: MLB 2007
« on: February 23, 2007, 11:04 AM »
Just wait until the end of October, after the Yankees win the World Series all of the other teams hats will be 1/2 off on clearance.

Ah, Spring Training isn't even in full 'swing' and the trash talking is already starting...  I'm going to have to remember this post 7 months from now, but then again, I'm sure if they do end up winning, you'll remind us all about the prediction  ;D

I say good luck to all the teams and their fans.  Can't wait for the start of the season!

JD Sports Forum! / Re: MLB 2007
« on: February 23, 2007, 09:09 AM »
Sorry Matt, I've been away for a few days.

I have to say that this is the first I've heard of this and I am curious about how the general public will react.  I have an extensive White Sox hat collection and I'm not looking forward to having to replace these with new ones...

However, this is about the players, isn't it?!  Because when you're making millions of dollars a year, you're worried about how your hat absorbs sweat and the odor it gives off.  That is, unless you're sweaty Freddy Garcia.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Chris Cornell Leaves Audioslave
« on: February 16, 2007, 02:56 PM »
I would love to see them both reunite, SG and RatM.  I never got to see RatM in concert when they were together but saw SG a ton of times.  There are very few songs that I really like from Audioslave, but on the whole they are a welcome retreat from some of the more popular bands these days.

Hands down the best albums to pump iron to.

I second that!

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