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Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: April 18, 2014, 11:22 PM »
A lot of the transformers stuff gets reproduced or knocked off by some 3rd party.  If you want the original styles, I would go with the reissues.  You can buy all five on Amazon for about $300 boxed.

You might be able to find a deal on another site or Ebay, but $300 is pretty good.  You could also go with WST Dinobots for about $100.  These are 4-5" versions of the original toys with similar look and transformations.  If you have patience and really want to upgrade, there are a few 3rd party companies making 12-15" Masterpiece editions that have incredible detail.  These are just starting to hit but search for FT Scoria to see pictures.  These will probably end up costing $800 to $900, but will take a good year to roll them.all out, so you have some time to get your finances in order. 

Hope that helps!

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: April 18, 2014, 01:16 AM »
Obi-Wan having a family or children is an interesting prospect.  Some of the EU had him close with another padawan.  And we also saw the storyline between him and Satine in Clone Wars.  So there's some potential backstory there to show that Obi-Wan may have strayed from the monastic life of the Jedi. 

Another angle?  Obi-Wan was witness to Order 66, and knew that the Empire was hunting down the Jedi.  He was also aware of Anakin and Padme's relationship and that their children could be that potential new hope for the Jedi, or perhaps a new apprentice for the Sith.  With that in mind Obi-Wan may have wanted to make sure that a Force sensitive child might carry on his own legacy.

So if Obi-Wan does have a kid and she is force sensitive, what's with the dialogue between Obi and Yoda in Empire basically stating Luke or another (Leia) are their only hope?  I'd think mini-Obi might have factored into that conversation.  I just don't see the need to tread down that pre-original-trilogy path.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2014 Wave 2
« on: April 17, 2014, 03:45 PM »
Big changes!   

Chewie - OUT! (pushed out until the new blue/black package with larger window is running)

Fett and Stormtrooper - IN!  (see, Hasbro does love you after all ;))

6" Black Series Wave 4 Up for Pre-Order at EE!

This is great news. Seems like asking for a greatest hits wave of 4" figures isn't all that unrealistic after all...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: April 15, 2014, 04:46 PM »
What. The. ****.


What just happened...?

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Recent Purchases
« on: April 14, 2014, 04:44 PM »
and not anymore.

Gotta love that four minute window of opportunity.  Too bad no one saw this coming.   ::) I hope between this and the Fett shortage we can all agree that assortment is still Hasbro's biggest shortcoming.

Other Collectibles / Re: Sideshow Life-Size Han Solo in Carbonite
« on: April 11, 2014, 12:14 PM »
Unless you're significantly well-to-do, this thing screams "Please, divorce me for spending $7000 on a life size figure"!

I think it screams "I'm rich!. And single!"


I finally got around to opening my 4 x Scanning Crew sets.  Lo and behold, one of the two Stormtroopers I got HAS TWO LEFT HANDS!!!!  I'm going to try contacting Hasbro customer service to report the defect, but I don't think they're going to be able to offer up a replacement figure, since it's part of an exclusive set.

That sucks man.  No wonder Stormtroopers are such lousy shots.

That has to be a misprint, right?  I could see $149.95, but $1500?  Wow.

LEGO / Re: LEGO Sale
« on: April 9, 2014, 01:21 PM »
Screaming deal on the Target exclusive Mobile Heavy Cannon.  Normally $50.  Marked down to $17.

Wow, that has to be a mistake.  I ordered two for $34.  Thanks for the tip Dave!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Re: Official Television Thread
« on: April 9, 2014, 09:30 AM »
There is a Watch ABC app that will let you watch the past 4-5 episodes. If you haven't seen The Winter Soldier don't watch the 4/8 episode.

Thanks Jay.  I have the last 4 via on demand/DVR, but need to go much further back.  Maybe I just need to wait for the DVD.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Re: Official Television Thread
« on: April 9, 2014, 01:11 AM »
Who is still with Agents of Shield?  I feel like the show has really picked up in the last few weeks.  Haven't seen Captain America yet so I'm not sure how much cross-over there is but I can guess at a few things.

So, I have only seen the first few.  I had the rest DVR'd,  but had to switch to a new cable box, so I lost them all.  I really want to watch the rest, but can't find any free options to catch the show.  Nothing on Netflix or Comcast on demand, and not willing to pay $2 per show via Amazon.  Any other ideas???

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: April 8, 2014, 06:05 PM »
The picture still shows up for me.  Here it is again...

The flowers seem more coincidence to me, but that painting Michonne found is a dead on image of Tasha...

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: April 7, 2014, 11:21 AM »
Let me know what carded vintage you're looking to sell off.  I might be willing to buy or trade if you're looking for anything.  I've just about completed my vintage wall,  but have a few gaps yet to work through. 

Here are a few repro carded figs I picked up over the weekend.  I wanted variants of Brown Hair Luke and Small Head Han, but not willing to pay hundreds for them.  They look spectacular, but does the Small Head Han figure look touched up?  His hair and eyebrows are colored different than my loose versions.  He came from England and the guy swears he does not touch up his loose figs, but I'm not so sure now.  I snagged a vintage repro card Fett as well, but he his bubble got dinged in transit. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: April 7, 2014, 09:35 AM »
What? Is this sold in the theater???  Which ones?

Odeon theater Canadian exclusive. $20. It's has no articulation, just solid plastic. Theaters around the globe had various exclusives, drink coasters, 3D glasses sets etc...  When I got my popcorn & such, I picked up a drink cup with 2 toppers Cpt. America with shield & grabbed the shield topper key chain.

Thanks.  My OCD classifies non articulated figures as statues, giving me the freedom to breath easy again.   ;)

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: April 7, 2014, 09:33 AM »
Yum. 12" IG88. I still do not have one of those. I think it's one of a handful of vintage items I don't have. Lucky dog!

That is impressive.  I have one, but not stocked with the bandolier and grenades.  Niiiiiice.

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