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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: January 5, 2017, 03:03 PM »
While I've seen the $150 sticker and yet to see the $90, the target nearest to my home dropped it to $200 just last week. Target.com still has it at $300. I wouldn't be surprised if these make their way back onto Target's shelves for $300 after the inventory process.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: December 27, 2016, 04:07 PM »
I got so giddy at the $150 markdowns that I was tempted to buy the Air Hogs Falcon and a 2nd AT-ACT. I pictured my sisters' kids engrossed with navigating the walker. Then out of nowhere, with Flight of the Valkryies blaring -- or maybe Flight of the Bumble-bee, depending on my mastery of flight -- the drone would crash into the AT-ACT on its suicide mission, sending both ships hurtling, and the little ones scattering. That would be one of the coolest things they'd have seen.  8)

Then sanity settled in. Their reaction would be priceless but that stunt would have cost me a lot of money.  :P


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The Force Awakens / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: December 18, 2016, 06:59 PM »
If you haven't been deterred by warnings on the TIE and still looking for one,  $16.99 at Ross.

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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILER FREE)
« on: December 16, 2016, 08:01 PM »
That's a nifty souvenir. My theater only had the Clark Kent variety.

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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: December 16, 2016, 01:56 PM »
Love the grittiness of this movie. Vader's brutality. "Good" guys doing bad things for the cause. Seeing how many died to get those plans. Oh, the humanity.

So much to take in. So much action. Lots of funny bits (and the occasional should-have-left-out). My favorite is probably Chirrut Imwe's "Are you kidding me? I'm blind", after getting a sack placed over his head.

I saw this in 3D just so I didn't have to wait 2+ hours for the next available near-midnight 2D showing. First time. A little distracting at first but afterwards didn't really notice.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: December 15, 2016, 03:28 PM »
If you open a Walmart credit card you get 15% off (as a credit on the statement), dropping the price to $170. You also get a $25 eGift card (last day today), I guess for future use.

I bit.

I railed against it as a $300 poc because of the stiff-legged movement, but for $170, I can accept it as a once-in-a-while expensive largish vehicle that just happens to include a bonus crappy walking feature.

I do wish it's re-released with click-stop knee joints and without the smart phone control electronics. For a decent price.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: December 13, 2016, 12:33 AM »
I was expecting booby trap also.

Bill, I'm digging your angle.

Much like the title, the statement probably has dual meaning.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: December 12, 2016, 03:04 PM »
Step aside milquetoast, Rick-Daddy's back...

Was the note found with the stash just referring to the lack of ammo? I was expecting something more ominous from the '...you lose' part.

Pretty cool seeing Spencer's demise. Loved his half-hearted attempt to put his guts back in.

Had a chuckle when Negan ranted about Carl sneaking into their compound and gunning down his men in Carl's mission to kill Negan, and then the camera cuts away to Carl somewhat peering over the railing. It reminded me of the guilty behavior little kids do after they've just been found out. Not that I'm saying it was intentional on the director's part.








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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: December 6, 2016, 06:25 PM »
I figure Negan's created an environment where everyone is in self-preservation mode. Within his group, those high in the pecking order don't want to risk being on the outs if he's removed so they help maintain Negan's order. I imagine Dwight and his kind have engendered a lot of animus and would be pitchforked once the status quo changes. And those who have a lot to gain could be fearful of retribution by loyalists. And some just might be content with the oppression  because outsiders who have to provide protection payment have it worse.

Ditto with "Spencer's a d!ck".


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Rogue One / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: November 29, 2016, 06:49 PM »
Hahaha. Ain't that the truth. I so wanted to buy something, but after 15min, I gave up.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 7
« on: November 29, 2016, 06:36 PM »
On my personal list of 1st World issues, this Black Series Walmart exclusivity has just surpassed "shortage of CoffeeMate mocha creamer at the grocery stores". (Emphasis on BS.)

I figured with fewer outlets, there'd be more deliveries per store even if overall numbers were lower. And an online presence would mean I didn't have to make extra trips to Walmart to compensate for not having to visit other  brick-and-mortar. Aside from one bountiful visit, it's been slim pickings.

Dear Santa at the end of the annual Macy's parade that ushers in the yuletide season,  please let my dreams of a black series Christmas come true. Lightly smite the powers that be at Walmart and Hasbro so they see the error of their ways. They make more products. We spend. They move into bigger mansions and drive more exotic cars. And Tunghori profits from his gray market enterprise. Everyone wins.


[And just my luck -- wrong thread.  :( ]


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Disney Parks Droid Factory / Re: Disney Star Speeder 1000 playset
« on: November 27, 2016, 04:07 AM »
Always two, there are. Been waiting for the updated version and came across it accidently when I was looking for the holiday droid on the Disney Parks app. $75 smacks doesn't seem unreasonable with pricing of vehicles now. Glad  I didn't bite on the original on ebay/non-affiliated Disney resellers when it hit $110+.

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Hall of Justice / Funko's 3.75" Suicide Squad
« on: October 11, 2016, 09:23 PM »
Kinda surprised I haven't see this topic yet. These are on pre-order at several sites. Joker and Harley in their main costume are apparently exclusive to the Funko unboxing and, for now, can be had pretty cheaply on ebay.

Unboxing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huHD_N7bWbE

Similar to Game of Thrones, the head sculpts look good. We'll see how the actual product turns out.

If nothing else, it's more custom fodder.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One "FORCE FRIDAY" Official Thread...
« on: October 2, 2016, 07:21 PM »
This worked out pretty good for me. Logged onto target.com on Saturday a.m. and picked  up the u-wing, 4 figs and TFA blu-ray, which I had not yet bought. Used Target's $25 off $100 FORCE coupon. The u-wing was already on sale for about $45, so combined with the coupon, I got it for a good price.

Hit Target around 11a on Sunday. Low and behold, they had the 3 x 2-packs; a lone Sabine (i had one in my cart on target.com but it became out-of-stock when I checked out); and a couple of other wave 1 figs. Toss in the Striker and it was enough to use the FORCE25 coupon for $25 off.

Stopped by TRU. Hera's A-wing scanned as BOGO 40% off, so I grabbed both. I'm trying to nudge my youngest niece into SW so I'll offer her one.

It might sting a bit when the credit card bill comes, but I'm feeling pretty good now.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 5
« on: September 9, 2016, 06:14 PM »
Online? Last wave? Geez, I need to start taking gingkoba 'cause I have no recollection of how I even got Ashoka.

Now that I think about it, I probably don't have Ackbar either.

The more my brain is exposed for the Swiss cheese it's become, the better this wave is turning out to be.

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