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Perhaps a Willrow hood coin insert or something of the like with limited Scott sigs in it?? Let's do it Hasbro! Don't tease us!

Well, I guess news reports are saying the Y-Wing will come with Lt. Lepira.  :-\ Being a non-vehicle collector and wanting Lepira, I'm disappointed. I'm surprised, though, that it wasn't Pops that they included, not Lepira. I just don't see much facial scaring in this pic of him though.

I didn't even know the dude had a name. I thought the figure with the new Y-Wing looked a lot like Jimmy Neutron. 

PM Sent.

30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Hasbro Figure Stands
« on: May 27, 2007, 09:48 AM »
Just ordered 2 boxes. That code rocks! Too bad they aren't offering the stands with one specific theme like all EU, All RotS, etc... Maybe that'll be a new trade item.


I'm pretty sure you're that guy on the highway zipping past me going 95 while slamming through 4 lanes of traffic with no signal and forcing me to slam on the breaks and hope my wife doesn't fly through the windshield.  I think you've pretty much summed up my feelings about where people are today with empathy and caring for others.  Thanks for the help making my point! :)

This is the last I'm going to say and then I suggest we drop it: I drive like a sane person. I stay within the speed limit, don't cut people off and always, ALWAYS use my turn signal. I loathe people who drive like the ones you described especially when my kids are with me. As far as empathy and caring go, I care a lot for my fellow human beings. As an example of my goodwill and charity, I'll have you know just a week or so ago I gave ride to a total stranger. Lady missed her bus, asked if I'd give her a lift to the next stop which I gladly did. Plenty of other people would've said "no". There was a time when I would have as well, but I'm trying to be a better person than I used to be (much like Earl). Now that I'm done patting myself on the back, let me say this: This world would be a much better place if people weren't so damned sensitive about every little thing. The whole "people need to have more sympathy and empathy" is basically saying "I'm having a pity party for myself and I want everyone to console me, coddle me because my feelings are hurt and ask what they can do to make it all better." If there are options open to you (traders here, Ebay, etc...) and you don't exhaust those first, that's where my sympathy & empathy end. Without at least exploring those before hanging your head in your hands and crying you may as well give up before the race even starts. At least that's what I took from your statement. The point I'm trying to make is not "when the world gives you lemons, make lemonade", but when the world gives you lemons you throw them back and make the shot count. If Hasbro has pissed you off to the point you're considering getting out of the collecting game, instead of complaining abou it here, write a nasty-gram to Hasbro Corporate and state your concerns. I'm sure it'll get a better response from them and you won't have to deal with @$$holes like me ;D. Isn't half the fun of this hobby the thrill of the hunt? Hell, whether it's in a store or on-line, nothing is more thrilling for me than to find something I was never able to or never thought Id'd be able to score in the first place. As frustrated as I've been with Hasbro's distribution or lack there of, I've never considered ending my collecting. Instead, I put the stuff I can't find on my 'Wants' list and concentrate on getting what I can searching for the missing stuff on the side. That's just me, though. Do whatever helps you sleep at night.

As far as Hasbro "lying" about Luke not being available online right away, maybe the person who made the statement didn't have all the info regarding the plans for Luke. Maybe production numbers were high enough and sales @ C4 were/are low enough they can safely say "We have enough stock to be able to offer him right now rather than having to make everyone wait a few months for him." How pissed would you have been if they made Luke available for sale on-line right now nd then they come back & say "He's gonna be backordered for a few months. Sorry." For myself, I'd much rather have the pleasant surprise of getting that special figure sooner rather than later. Like Morgbug said, I bet the McDroids will be available sooner than you think.

That ends my rants. I say "end of subject" and wash my hands of it. I'm done. I have exclusives to figure out how to get.

30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Recent 30AC Purchases
« on: May 26, 2007, 02:27 AM »
I scored most of the Order 66 sets for $4.98. Just missing #6.

30th Anniversary Collection / Re: 2007 SDCC Exclusive R2-KT
« on: May 26, 2007, 01:54 AM »
These are for a good cause so I'll definitely get at least one. I'm sure my daughter would dig one as well.

I thought of a good accessory to go with the exclusives: Cheese to go along with the whine.  ;D

I understand there is a fine line between whining and complaining.  To me, the difference is whether the complaint is valid or not.  In this case, I believe there is plenty of justification for it.

Obviously others have a differant opinion and consider it whining... I think most of these people have difficulty putting themselves in other's shoes.  They are often people that (a) already have a way to obtain the exclusives or (b) don't find the exclusives attractive or don't want them for some other reason.  And then since they don't understand the fuss (can't look at it from the perspective of the people who really are disappointed by it) they start calling it "whining".

Lack of empathy is an epidemic in the world today, and I think this is simply one further sign of it.

Ya know, if you took it personally and can't take it in the spirit it was intended the I don't know what to tell you other than get a helmet & deal with it. The world's a rough place. Not everybody plays nice. My sympathy & empathy only go so far. Self-pity is a sad thing to watch. After having gone to the 3 previous Celebrations, I didn't get to go to this one. Instead of sitting around bitching about it, I got on with my life. I was disappointed things didn't work out in my favor, but such is life.

You'll notice the smiley there on the end. The comment was meant tongue in cheek, much like the title of the thread. My whine is "Hasbro has too much cool stuff coming out! How am I supposed to get it all and keep a roof over my head?". I understand you're upset that you don't have an avenue to obtain the figs like some of the rest of us.  I understand your gripe that they won't be available elsewhere. If you want them that bad, go find them. If you're patient I bet you can either find one on Ebay at a reasonable price within a year or find a kind soul on this board who'll trade with you for one. There's always a way. Someone(Darth Slothus maybe?) asked you earlier if you asked anyone here who was going to hook you up. You said you shouldn't have to. Right there you've eliminated an option. Look through the feedback for the traders. I'm sure you could've found someone trustworthy enough to take care of you. Sure, it may have been a bad idea to have McFigs as exclusives but if you want them bad enough you'll find a way to get them. Suck it up, grow a pair and start looking. Until Hasbro says on no uncertain terms "There is no way we'll allow you to get one of these unless you go to C4 or know someone who is..." don't give up hope. As a number of folks here have said, Hasbro probably wouldn't have gone to the expense of making all new figures as exclusives if they didn't have plans to release them elsewhere later on down the line. I doubt the numbers sold @ C4 will justify the cost to just leave them alone afterwards and not revisit them in different packaging, new paint apps and a new coin. They'd be foolish not to.

I thought of a good accessory to go with the exclusives: Cheese to go along with the whine.  ;D

Newbies / Re: Greetings!
« on: May 24, 2007, 07:59 PM »
LOL! Thanks. As I recall, I didn't get beyond the yelling stage. My folks ushered her out of my room too quick for anything else. That and it was impressed upon me to keep my hands to myself. I got over it eventually and used the X-Wing as a battle damaged version before the official BD one came out.


One way or another I'll get these. If I know anyone going, I'll have them hook me up. Otherwise I'll try trading or Ebay. Granted it'd be nice to be able to get these anywhere, but my life will go on if I can't get them right away.

Plus the Star Case had the C3 logo stamped in it.

In a case like that the store employee needs to be hit and returner smacked.

-Edit- Either way, it makes the rest of the collecting community look bad. The other day @ Wal-Mart I saw some of the new Marvel figs with the Blob Build a Figure parts except the packages had been opened & the parts removed.

The people who do the switcheroo returns are the ones who really need to be punched in the throat. Not hard enough to kill them. Just hard enough to make them vomit and never do it again. Kind of a Pavlovian thing: They start to think about swapping figs and they start getting dry heaves.

I hope the McDroids aren't that high. I really wish I could remember where I saw those prices. I want to say I saw them @, but I'll be damned if I can find them.

I want to say I saw a price for McLuke of $12.95 and possibly $14.95 for the McDroids. I've been looking around to try & find where I saw that, but no dice yet. I hope it's posted soon. I need to see if I have to PayPal additional funds to my friends who went to C4.

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