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Sports / Re: Penquins: Should the Give Sidney the "C"?
« on: August 28, 2006, 11:39:36 AM »
Thornton never had the hissy fits with the media.

All Crosby showed last year was that he was a superstar scorer, who needs to mature a whole lot more.

If Sid wants to be a Captain, they should trade him to the Islanders.  That's the franchise that likes rookies running things. ;)

When Crosby has demonstrated he can handle the media without ranting, then he can be considered.  He hasn't shown this yet, so no 'C' for him...

Ian

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Snowtrooper Recruitment / Re: New (old) trooper
« on: August 20, 2006, 03:56:23 PM »
Welcome.

What was your old username?

Ian

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Wampa Cave / Re: Carded figures on display or boxed?
« on: August 20, 2006, 03:55:00 PM »
They won't fade either way as long as you keep them from all sunlight, and excessive humidity and moisture, which can happen if they're boxed as well.

The major issue is the smoking environment.  The only solution here is to keep them in a smoke-free room, and try your best to keep air circulation throughout the house out of that room.  That means keeping the door closed at all times, and possibly closing the vents.

Ian

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Sports / Re: NHL Off-Season Player Movement
« on: August 17, 2006, 09:59:13 PM »
I think Nolan will be a top 6 forward at least on the team.

That's not saying much, considering that team. ;)

Ian

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Pay the prices and get them now.

AFA has infiltrated the loose market, and it's only a matter of time before all the good examples are sold sky-high thanks to people buying them above 'book price' just to get them AFA'd and flipped for an even higher profit.

It's annoying as hell, but unfortunately that's the state of the desirable figures now...

Ian

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Vintage Kenner (1978-1985) / Re: Rebel Transport
« on: August 10, 2006, 02:09:25 AM »
Lots of accessories with this one, and yes, it did have a trap door in that hole.  I won't go into details, as a link has been provided that answers it for you.

However, it also came with a number of gasmasks and backpacks (same as the mailaway offer) - and most people consider it complete without these.

Ian

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Wampa Cave / "You Rebelscum" - My Interview With Barrie Holland
« on: August 10, 2006, 02:07:28 AM »
Some of you may remember that back in June, I posted an interview with OT stuntman Lightning Bear.

Through him, I was able to contact and interview the man who portrayed Lt. Renz in ROTJ, Barrie Holland.  His signature line "You Rebelscum" is known by virtually all SW fans (and even was the source of inspiration for the name of the biggest SW fan forum on the internet).

He also appeared in over 200 films, among them the entire Indiana Jones trilogy, 1989's Batman, and several of the Christopher Reeve Superman movies.

If you'd like to read more about the man, then please check it out here.

Ian

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Wampa Cave / Re: Do packaging mistakes make the figure valuable?
« on: August 02, 2006, 07:37:35 AM »
There is a limited market for these errors, but in general, they are ignored by the majority of collectors.

Most of the time, these are worth less than retail on the aftermarket...

Ian

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Snowtrooper Collections / Re: The Star Wars Museum
« on: July 25, 2006, 07:33:52 PM »
Not really.  It's about 1 1/2 times the height of your average figure.  The width makes it look much bigger...

Ian

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Snowtrooper Collections / Re: The Star Wars Museum
« on: July 24, 2006, 11:50:32 PM »
Ian, 6th picture from the bottom, is that the darth vader figure case? Did you do the red eyes? Cool.

Nope, that is a vintage Darth Vader lightswitch cover.

The eyes are in the 'pink' position when the light is on, and they are supposed to be glow in the dark when it's off, but that feature no longer works.  Now, when the lights are out, it's just black.

Mike, I am hoping to drop by the store this week after work one last time before you close up.  We can discuss getting together then.  Probably Wednesday...

Ian

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Wampa Cave / Re: the centre piece of your collection
« on: July 24, 2006, 01:22:18 AM »
Easy.  This.



Ian

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Snowtrooper Collections / The Star Wars Museum
« on: July 23, 2006, 03:35:37 PM »
Hi everyone.  At last, here are pics of my collection.

I'm not happy with many of these shots.  They are too small to see everything, but if I took closeups, there would be over 200 pics as opposed to the 50 here now!

I also had some trouble with lighting, which takes away from many of them.

Oh well, here it is.  You can't even see 99.9% of the carded modern, as they are filling the closet and are in boxes buried under other stuff.

The life of a completist....  :winking0071:


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Wampa Cave / Re: For the Ebay guys
« on: July 19, 2006, 11:55:01 AM »
A few years back, I had made a few deals on ebay and paid them all with moneyorders. I got my Money orders through CIBC. Anyway after months of not getting my stuff and worrying about where my money was, I went to the bank to see what I could do. They said they could trace them tos ee if they were cashed or not. As luck would have it they got cashed and I never got my figures. They said there is nothing they could do about it as paying with a money order is the same as cash. It was like buyer beware. I dont use Money orders anymore. At least with a creditcard I can report fraud.

They were right.  There is nothing THEY could do.  You do have proof they received and cashed the money order though, so unlike cash, which can not be proven to have been received without a signed delivery, you CAN make a legal claim yourself.  The bank can't help you past proving it was cashed.  That doesn't stop you from taking care of it.  For a large purchase, I'd do it.


The seller can take it to any post office in the USA for cash. 

Yes.  I had a total of three issues with people in the US having trouble cashing them.  The last one I took back to the post office, they said that if they take it to a US post office, it can be cashed there.  I've not had a problem since.

Ian

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Wampa Cave / Re: For the Ebay guys
« on: July 19, 2006, 12:54:46 AM »
I ONLY use money orders.  Too many horror stories with paypal disputes.  A money order has a serial number, and is therefore traceable.  All it needs is a search, and one can see if it has been deposited.  If it has, and you don't get your goods, you have a lawsuit for theft.

I don't understand the reluctance to use them...

Oh, and I also only get them from the post office.  Faster and easier than waiting for a bank teller. ;)

Ian

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Sports / Re: Toronto Maple Leafs Discussion
« on: July 18, 2006, 04:46:36 PM »
I am ecstatic about this off-season, although there are some sad points.

First, the sad.  Tie Domi was THE face of the Leafs for the last decade.  It was definitely time to go, but that doesn't make it any easier to say goodbye to a fan fave. 

Eddie Belfour gave us two dream seasons.  He holds club records for wins in a season, and he was instrumental in us sweeping the Sens a few years ago.  I was doubtful when they signed him, but grew to love him as a Leaf.  This past year though showed that he is indeed washed up.  Great goalie, and it is sad to see it end the way it did, with the injuries and declining performance.

Eric Lindros goes to Dallas.  I understand it, since he is so injury-prone, but let's face it.  When Sundin was out, he carried the team.  A healthy Lindros is still a force, and even at his age and lowered production, he is still a marquee name.

Gary Roberts wants to come to Toronto.  Mike Keenan would accept a low draft pick in return to honor the request.  Ferguson ignores that Roberts is a huge leader in the dressing room, still produces, and he's a effective right winger on a team without one to boot.  He lets the trade fall flat, and we lose out on regaining one of the greatest Leafs on the last few years.

Now, for the good....

Defence.  For years, Toronto's biggest criticism has been its defence.  Okay, we have McCabe and Kaberle, but after that, it just sucked.  The rookies weren't ready to be 2nd line D-men.  Aki Berg, Ken Klee, Luke Richardson, Alexander Khavanov and Wade Belak all had their good moments, but overall they had more defensive blunders than great performances.  Enter Pavel Kubina and Hal Gill.  Each of those names is miles ahead of the rest of the teams defencemen aside from McCabe and Kaberle.  We now have a solid 2 lines of defence, and the rookiees can get some experience on the third line with little pressure to produce.  Berg?  Gone to Finland.  Klee?  How's Jersey doing?  Richardson?  See ya.  Khavanov?  He's unrestricted, and won't be back.  Belak?  He'll be seeing lots of bench time.  He'll probably only be used to fill in for injuries, or in scrappy games where he can be a 4th line forward and take care of fighting duties.  He no longer has to take a role he can't handle.  This is the best the blueline has looked for Toronto in years.

Andrew Raycroft.  A gamble, but he is cheap, and two seasons ago, he won the Calder trophy for best rookiee, after carrying Boston to the top of the Northeast.  If he can recapture that form in a dressing room with far less dissension than that in Boston, we have ourselves a good goalie until Pogge comes along.  Oh, and don't forget, Aubin was undefeated as a Leaf last season...

Michael Peca.  He is the same type of player as Gary Roberts, but younger and not quite as injury prone.  He'll fill in just fine in the absence of Lindros, and likely Allison.  He's gritty, speedy, a true leader, excellent at faceoffs, and even though production has gone downhill, can still score a few goals. 

We still need one or two forwards, especially at right wing, to be a true contender, but Ferguson has made some excellent moves this year, and I can't wait for September.

Ian

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