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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Simpsons: The TV Show
« on: September 2, 2014, 08:52 AM »
It's a number of different things IMO, viewer fatigue is certainly a factor, but the writing has definitely changed over the years. (Which makes sense as guys come and go, like Conan O'Brien) The early episodes have more of an edge, more biting satire. The newer stuff is shmaltzy by comparison.

The main problem now IMHO is the proliferation of "celebrity" guests. They rarely leaned on that schtick back in the day, but now it has become a staple of almost every episode. Enough already!

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Prototype Boba Fett (Walgreens)
« on: September 2, 2014, 08:46 AM »
After 3 days I've hit something like twenty different stores and not a single one of them has had ANY of these. But you can find them in Alaska apparently.  ::)

I also found you get a wide range of responses when you ask them to check stock on this item via their computer. Sometimes it seems like they can't tell at all, one guys said, yeah we have them and walked me over to the 12" shampoo bottles, and no one yet has been able to figure out how to check stock at other stores electonically, although I have read they should be able to do this.

Frustrating.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: September 1, 2014, 10:20 AM »
Hackgate 2014!

A guy from 4chan apparently hacked into Apple's iCloud and is slowly releasing a bunch of celebrity nudes. Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton have been the biggest drops so far and apparently there are many, many more.

It's like looking at a car crash, I know it's bad and I should feel bad but dammit I'm gonna look.

Those Kate Upton photos made my whole weekend.  ;D I could have done without seeing Verlander's naked ass though.

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Recent Purchases
« on: August 31, 2014, 02:34 PM »
Just an FYI if any of you have the Kroger grocery chain in your area: they are currently running a Buy 2-Get 1 Free deal on all SW figures, including 20" Black Series. Their prices are a little higher ($21.99) but it still works out to around $15 each which isn't terrible.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: August 31, 2014, 02:31 PM »
Picked up the Charred Zombie for $10 at a local comic con today. Will be an opener.

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I was 0-6 this morning at Walgreen's. That's a lot of fail.  :(

Troubling thing is I never even saw one Agent Venom figure, and that has supposedly been out for a few weeks now. Even the GoT stuff has been pretty hit or miss here.

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Recent Purchases
« on: August 30, 2014, 01:19 AM »
I got my Anakins and Clone Troopers today, perfectly packaged and right on time. Just opened them up and start futzing around with them.

Anakin from the neck down is actually a pretty dope figure, I especially like the blend of soft goods and plastic around the waist. I haven't had any trouble posing him or getting him to stay standing either, he can do a pretty wide range of stances. But eesh, that head sculpt is as underwhelming in hand as in photos. I ended up going with the Sith head for display purposes, but neither really seems up to snuff with the other human sculpts so far. And yeah, they both sit too high on the neck.

Clone Trooper is about as expected too, at least for me: solid but unspectacular. It's a nice sculpt, mine is a little loose around the torso but not terrible. The limited range of motion doesn't bother me too much as I sort of consider it to be more or less realistic (figure these guys probably had a hard time moving around in that early gear). I'm thinking I will probably stick with two of these guys and not army build them beyond that. I'm sure there are plenty more iterations in the pipeline starting with the Sergeant anyway.

This is probably my least favorite wave so far, but certainly worth picking up and not terrible efforts overall, just not among their best results in this line to date, IMHO.

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Well, damn, Too late to go back out now. Guess I know what im doing tomorrow though.  ;D

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: August 29, 2014, 11:42 PM »
I saw a Jakks Pacific YouTube video for their 20" line today and they showed 20" versions of Zeb, the Inquisitor, and the Rebels Stormtrooper. I think this helps me to confine my purchases to just the animated stuff. That will be more than enough sounds like. Ironic that these figures have more articulation than their 4" counterparts.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: August 29, 2014, 03:13 PM »
And now she's on Girls. But Lena Dunham is the one alyways getting naked.

Curse you, cruel irony!

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Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: August 28, 2014, 09:04 PM »
Saw the new comic series figures today at my local comic shop...man, those came out well. It was tough to walk away, but I've made my peace with sticking to the TV stuff.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: August 28, 2014, 09:01 PM »
And picked up Kanan today after work. Gonna have to try to hold the line on just the animated figures in the 20" scale, but it is tough.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: August 28, 2014, 11:17 AM »
I saw those at Wal-Mart myself last weekend.

Yep, it was Walmart.

I did see a 20" Biker Scout at TRU, so looks like there is a mix of stuff coming out. Still looking for Kanan...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Simpsons: The TV Show
« on: August 28, 2014, 08:27 AM »
#everysimpsonsever marathon on FXX has reminded me how awesome the first 8 or 9 seasons of the Simpsons were... and how it was pretty much downhill from there.   :-\

I thought exactly the same thing.

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I saw the Yoda/Sidious Missions Series 2-pack for the first time yesterday in Target. His face really is that funky two-tone color close-up. Blech.

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