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Discussion in 'Collecting' started by CrazyMike, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    So, I was looking at the Brian's Toys ad in my latest Insider and saw that they were selling bronze Yoda and Vader statues.

    Anyone have an extra $18,000 lying around? :p
     
  2. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Yeah, I'll just check my spare change... [face_laugh]
     
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  3. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Haha! I've always wanted a bronze Yoda...sadly I did not win Powerball last night though :(
     
  4. Juke Skywalker

    Juke Skywalker Force Ghost star 5

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    Those e-tailers always mark that stuff up. I'm sure you can pick those babies up on eBay for a cool $15,000 :p.
     
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  5. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Have a great time with family and friends!
     
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  6. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Happy Thanksgiving to the US folks. It's just another day here in the UK. I did try to find a turkey frozen dinner to celebrate but came up empty at the local supermarkets. I'll get mine on Christmas Day.
     
  7. Juke Skywalker

    Juke Skywalker Force Ghost star 5

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    LAJ, I think I ate enough turkey for both of us :p. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, or as they call it outside the U.S., Thursday.
     
  8. CrazyMike

    CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    All this talk of turkey is making me hungry
     
  9. DLINE

    DLINE Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I don't like turkey that much.
     
  10. Juke Skywalker

    Juke Skywalker Force Ghost star 5

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    I'm more of a chicken man my self, but I always enjoy Thanksgiving turkey and its week of leftovers because outside of a turkey sub every now and then it's the only time I eat turkey all year. I'm the same way with ham at Christmas.
     
  11. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Yeah, I get at least 3 meals and more sandwiches from a turkey. I'll probably be getting mine either this week or next. I usually get a small frozen one - 3-4kg - since it's just me, and I have a pretty small oven.
     
  12. Juke Skywalker

    Juke Skywalker Force Ghost star 5

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    A little turkey does go a long way. It's like Lembas bread.
     
  13. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Back from my cruise. Now I've got 20 days until my next one :p Then I've got 11 months until my big cruise in Europe.

    After that no big vacations planned so far.

    Anyone score any good deals during the weekend?
     
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  14. Juke Skywalker

    Juke Skywalker Force Ghost star 5

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    Nice! Glad you had fun and got home safe. Enjoy the next one :D.

    I sat out Black Friday, as my armor and jousting lance are the repair shop :p, but I perused the Cyber Monday deals. Didn't bite on anything, though. I still prefer to actually see what I'm looking at in person. At some point in the next week I'll have to con a friend into going to the Mall with me... my stomach just lurched a little typing that last sentence.
     
  15. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Yeah, I went into town yesterday. It was already busy at 9am..
     
  16. Juke Skywalker

    Juke Skywalker Force Ghost star 5

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    Ugh, I know. And it's only gonna get worse. I'm off Thursday. If I'm smart (and no one has ever accused me of that) I'll go first thing when the Mall opens and get it all over with.
     
  17. CrazyMike

    CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Hello everyone. I am sorry that I do not post in here as much as I should. My job is going to put me into a nut house one of these days. It is hard to believe that the Cafe has been around since 2001 :)
     
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  18. Juke Skywalker

    Juke Skywalker Force Ghost star 5

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    I know it's a day early, but I'm about to hit the road and likely won't be on line for a day or two, so I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas :D. Be safe if you're traveling.
     
  19. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Merry Christmas, Juke! Have a safe trip!
     
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  20. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I hope you all are having a good Christmas and that Santa brought plenty of SW goodies!
     
  21. Juke Skywalker

    Juke Skywalker Force Ghost star 5

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    Thanks, LAJ! Had a great trip. Got a bit of an unexpected snow Tuesday morning, but otherwise it was smooth sailing.

    No Star Wars goodies this year, unless you count a cool set of pinback buttons I had in my stocking. Got a new TV, lots of Blu-Rays, some clothes and a few giftcards (Including an Amazon card I plan to use on something Star Wars).
     
  22. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    No SW goodies this year, either. But, I did hang up my Grievous ornament! I also plan to buy my cat an R2-D2 collar.
     
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  23. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I got an Amazon UK gift certificate which will help with SW books. The Maul book is out at the end of Jan.
     
  24. Juke Skywalker

    Juke Skywalker Force Ghost star 5

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    Just be careful he doesn't trick you into taking it off so that he can chase after some strange old hermit :p.

    Cool. Yeah, Amazon is great for book lovers. They've got just about everything, and you can always find a good deal. Everyone in my family has a Kindle of one kind or another, but when it comes to books at least, I still prefer hard copy. I've tried "curling up" with a reader and it's just not the same IMO.

    Not sure what I'm going to use my Amazon card on. They've only got a few 6" Black Series 3 pre-orders up so far, and they're all for the whole set, not just individually. They're also priced at %75 mark up over retail, so I'll pass. The ship date for them is Jan 31st, so I'm sure there will be individual figures going up soon.
     
  25. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I'd probably consider a Kindle (or other reader) if I traveled a lot to save packing books. However for home reading I prefer a book, I have trouble sleeping and I've read that 'blue light' such as that from a computer, TV, or e-reader can make that worse so I try to get away from devices and TV for a couple of hours before bedtime. I find radio and reading an actual book to be ideal.