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JD Sports Forum! / Re: JD Fantasy hockey 2005 - it hath begun
« on: August 30, 2005, 03:28 PM »
(Will this work like Football where the end of the first round picks first in the second round? (not that it makes any difference to the guys in the middle of the round...)

I think so - front to back, back-to-front.  If not, guy #10 (and more importantly guy #8) gets royally screwed.

And, RE:Scott -

He does not have 'net access at his new work and is in the middle of a move (Last Active:  August 28, 2005, 05:21 PM) and I don't think he has home 'net access set up yet.  I'll call him tonight (when both he and I are home from work) to let him know we've started the draft and I will see if I can get a pick from him...


Revenge of the Sith / Re: Covert Ops Clone Trooper
« on: August 30, 2005, 03:17 PM »
I didn't single out one individual.  Just take a look at every message board in the collecting community.  It's almost mindless at this point.  "We want more Clones!  We want more Clones!"  Keep on asking that and this is the end result.

Funny that collectors clamoring for something (in this case more clones) works to get us $14 Clone Troopers, but it does NOT work to get us FREE Mail-Away figures or figures for our Jedi Master Points or Ice Cream Maker Guy or many other things we collectors have been clamoring for over the years...

Better keep trying I guess:

"We want more FREE mail-away offers!  We want more FREE Mail-Away offers!"

"We want Ice Cream Maker Guy!  We want Ice Cream Maker Guy!"

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Holiday Special at Target?
« on: August 30, 2005, 12:40 PM »
I wouldn't get your hopes up too high...

This was originally posted on earlier this month.

It is just a polling gimmick that was inserted onto Amazon by a third party.  This type of Amazon poll is used by Amazon to try to force studios to release things on DVD!

"Availability: NOT YET RELEASED: The studio is currently not producing this title on DVD, but to be notified when it is available, enter your e-mail address at right. You'll also be voting for this release; we'll let the studio know how many customers are waiting for this title."

The only reason it is on is because Amazon handles all of their Media (Books/Movies/DVD) since Target is an partner! 


Revenge of the Sith / Target Exclusive Utapau Shadow Trooper
« on: August 30, 2005, 10:49 AM »
An auction has popped up on eBay...

"The Utapau Shadow Troopers have played an essential role in helping the Jedi fight the Separatist force's massive droid armies, but their alliances change after the secret declaration of Order Sixty-Six. Armed with a sharp shooting blaster rifle and protected by hard black armor, this Utapau shadow trooper commander is ready for battle!"

Should be here soon I guess.

As a reminder, here's the DPCI for this guy:

087-06-0516   SW Utapau Shadow Trooper

Not too bad. I've passed on all of the "Battle Packs" so far, but I might have to pick this one up. I like the grey Clonetroopers and even the Bacara repaint is something different. Thanks for the pic, looks kinda nice.

Yeah, it's funny isn't it-

A box with 5 Clones for $25 (at least 4 of which were actually IN the movie) is a MUCH better way to go than 1 carded EU Clone for $14 plus shipping...  :P

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« on: August 30, 2005, 10:30 AM »
As Jayson pointed out, Hasbro's got a new update this AM with nice shots of all the Battle Packs...

Very nice!

Looks like a repainted Bacarra along with 4 "Gray Squad" Clone troopers!  Now THIS is a Battle Pack I like!

Why couldn't the Jedi Temple set have had a 4th Clone instead of the Pilot?   :'(

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« on: August 29, 2005, 07:49 PM »
It's times like this that I really wish I had a digital camera so I could show rather than explain, because I think that pictures would make more sense than I just did. :)  If you need further clarification, just PM me and I'll try to explain myself.

Eh, just steal one from Jared (JD's Image Database Guru)!

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Toy Runs affected by Gas Prices?
« on: August 29, 2005, 05:35 PM »
It wasn't something I really used to consider, but nowadays, it's becoming more of a thought in my mind.  Why should I bother wasting gas/time to find figures for $6.50 (with tax) at Target, when I can order a case of 12 for $7.50 each (with shipping) from EE.

Sure, it's $12 over retail, but that's only like 4-5 gallons of gas or about 80-100 miles of toy shopping (which is probably about my average in a week).

The only wrinkle to on-line ordering though is you still have to go to the stores to hunt the damn exclusives (exclusives = the bitching target of the day I guess  ;)).


Revenge of the Sith / Exclusives Overload?
« on: August 29, 2005, 05:22 PM »
Is it safe to say that 2005 is the year of the Exclusives Overload?

Since these things get spread out over a year, it's easy to lose track of just how many exclusives there are this year.  As near as I can figure so far (thanks to Rob's Hasbro thread), there have been at least 44 exclusive items in the 3.75" scale line this year (maybe more as I/we remember them).

Celebration 3 Darth Vader
Diamond Bounty Hunter 7-Pack
Disney Star Tours 3T-RNE
Disney Star Tours G3-5LE
Disney Star Tours MSE-1T
EE Astromech 5-Pack #1
EE Astromech 5-Pack #2
EE Clone 4-pack - All White, Battle Damage
EE Clone 4-pack - All White, Clean
EE Clone 4-pack - Colors, Battle Damage
EE Clone 4-pack - Colors, Clean
Internet Exclusive Wedge Antilles
KB Toys Silver Vader 9-Pack
K-Mart Emperor Throne Room Battle Pack
K-Mart Jedi Temple Battle Pack
SDCC Holo Leia
StarWarsShop Covert Ops Clone Trooper
Target Boba Fett w/Cup Set
Target Clone Attack Battle Pack
Target Clone Trooper w/Cup Set
Target Darth Vader w/Cup Set
Target Grievous w/Cup Set
Target Han Solo w/Cup Set
Target Lava Darth Vader
Target Mustafar Duel Anakin
Target Mustafar Duel Obi-Wan
Target Obi-Wan w/Cup Set
Target Plo Koon Jedi Starfighter
Target Princess Leia w/Cup Set
Target SA Clone Trooper
Target SA Stealth Trooper
Target Stormtrooper w/Cup Set
Target TIE Fighter
Target Yoda w/Cup Set
TRU Anakin Jedi Starfighter
TRU Holo Emperor
TRU Holo Yoda
TRU Hoth Battle Pack
TRU Obi-Wan Jedi Starfighter
TRU RotS Box Millennium Falcon
Wal-Mart DVD Clone Trooper 3-Pack
Wal-Mart DVD Jedi 3-Pack
Wal-Mart DVD Sith 3-Pack
Wal-Mart Early Bird Kit

And that's only the 3.75" stuff from Hasbro!  It doesn't even count 12" stuff or Titanium Stuff or Target Micro stuff or anything else!    44 exclusive items in the 3.75" scale in one year?  That is approximately $900 plus tax/shipping if you tried to grab one of everything!   :o 

Anyone else think that's just WAAAAAY too much running around to do in a year?

Anyone else worried (like me) that this is a sign of things to come where the retailers demand HUGE lots of exclusive goods?   :-\

Hey Hasbro! / Re: Enough With The Exclusives Already...
« on: August 29, 2005, 04:44 PM »
Jeff, I had a few of those and added the rest to my list - what's the Anakin and Obi-wan Mustafar Target thing all about?  I don't recall those ones...

Coming this fall... Anakin and Obi-Wan with fire/lava base:

Hey Hasbro! / Re: Please, no more exclusive for awhile...
« on: August 29, 2005, 04:32 PM »
You forgot...

the TRU Anakin Jedi Starfighter, the TRU Obi-Wan Jedi Starfighter, the Target Plo Koon Jedi Starfighter, the TRU RotS box Milennium Falcon, the Wal-Mart Early Bird Kit, the nine Target Cup Sets, the Target Clone Attack Battle 5-pack, Target SA Stealth Clone, Target Mustafar Duel Anakin, Target Mustafar Duel Obi-Wan, EE Droid Set #1, EE Droid Set #2, TRU Hoth Battle Pack, the KB Silver Vader 9-pack, the three Wal-Mart DVD 3-packs and probably a few more others we don't know about yet (or have forgotten about).

I'd agree that it's time for hyperdrive of rehashed/repainted/over-priced exclusives to STOP.


Kubricks / Series 5
« on: August 29, 2005, 04:23 PM »
I'm going to guess that the next TRU box set will be a Droids series.  C-3PO can be done easily with only changes in paint/plastic colour.  What else would be included is a bit tough to pick.  I'd like to see the R2 in here, but for the same reasons I listed for Drew above, I don't think it will happen.  Jord Dusat, Kea Moll, Kez Iban and maybe Tig Fromm?  I don't think we'll see Sise Fromm as it may be too hard to make a Kubrick that wide?  Uncle Gundy?

Not too sure how I feel about more Droids Kubricks.   :-\ 

I'm not really into collecting the vintage figures and I've only got the carded Droids Fett in the Kubrick Line.  I guess if they were cool enough, I'd probably break down and pick up a set.

As for Sise Fromm, they did do the Penguin from the Batman Movies and he is pretty wide compared to a normal Kuby...

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Covert Ops Clone Trooper
« on: August 29, 2005, 03:35 PM »

I still like the Target version better... and not just because it's at least $6-7 ($1 plus shipping) cheaper.   ;)


JD Sports Forum! / Re: JD Fantasy hockey 2005
« on: August 29, 2005, 03:08 PM »
I'm thinking more and more we should just stick with the old fashioned post here when you are ready type draft since it seems to be impossible to find a day/time that can accomodate 10 guys from 2 different countries/4 time zones... :-\

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