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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 2 (Spoilers)
« on: November 26, 2015, 07:48 PM »
Admiral was rocking those 70's sideburns.  8)

Kind of a small crew for Sato's ship...3 guys and Ezra?

Imperial Engineers (?) with the gunner helmet...another EU thing.
Rex not being able to see a thing in the stormtrooper helmet, yet he wore clone trooper helmets.  :P

Chopper still kicking butt...killing hundreds.  :D

Poe, Rey, Finn, So, La, Ti, Doe!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: November 25, 2015, 08:23 PM »
Will William Hurt go all Red Hulk on us?

Will Nicholas Cage as Ghost Rider show up in the end credits zinger?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 25, 2015, 08:20 PM »
Predictions for mid-season "finale"

- Daryl, Sasha and Abraham will not arrive in time and will not be in the episode at all, thus leaving us hanging.

- Jessie is shot and killed by her son Ron, the Carl feud was  red herring.

- Carol will attempt to save Jessie's youngest son, only to fail as he gets bit and she has to put him down.

- Father Gabriel will hide in some building and lock the door behind him...just like he did before.

- Glenn and Enid will arrive in a hastily and improbably constructed hot air balloon, with only enough room to save our core heroes, everyone else dies or is presumed so (leaving it open for Morgan to return again), next year they are back on the road!

- Enid doesn't go with the group because the balloon is too heavy and to save everyone, she jumps out shouting "YOLO!" or "JSS" or something. Then she disappears from view.

- The big shocker is that as they leave they look down  from the balloon and several walkers have formed letters...the words read "You can't escape Rick", without a comma, leading some to wonder if Rick isn't to blame for something. Also, are the walkers controlled by a hive mind?  Or is this all Rick's dream?

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Class II Vehicle Sets
« on: November 25, 2015, 12:11 AM »

Given what we're seeing, what would Hasbro & retailers want to charge for something like the ARC-170 or the upgraded X-Wings today?  $100?  The pricing on this vehicle line is looking much more like a cash grab, especially considering the way the designs have been dumbed down.

Some years back, we already saw the ARC-170 jump to some $65 to $70 for that deluxe vehicle line that lasted 2 waves (the second was the CLone Wars Y-Wing). And in 2005, it was $29.99.

The Vintage boxed Gunship was $119.99, the 3 3/4" scale gunship began retail existence during AOTC (2002) at $40, then down to $30...then sky's the limit! Though, the vintage boxed one included turrets and a few figures.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 23, 2015, 05:51 PM »
God's Will. Alexandria is a modern Gomorrah.

It was safe before, then Rick brought SIN in.   :o

He didn't have FAITH, he hid weapons. He coveted a neighbour's wife. Carol stole chocolate.

He tore down Gabriel's flyers.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 23, 2015, 12:26 AM »
No one was noticing the tower crumbling.

Signs this takes place in an alternate universe:
gasoline doesn't go bad
US Army uses Russian-style RPG's
dumpsters have enough space to crawl under.

Also, the dead come back and eat the living.  :P

Who is gonna perish next week?
My monkey is on Deanna. (BAD MONKEY)
Eugene? In some noble sacrifice?

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 2 (Spoilers)
« on: November 20, 2015, 11:22 PM »
Blood Sisters gave us a some small revelations about Sabine's past.

Not bad, kinda "meh".  Chopper's being owning it lately. Also, a GONK droid.

The Force Awakens / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: November 17, 2015, 11:33 PM »
20% off Force Awakens stuff at Toys R Us.

Yeah, means regular figures are $7.19. What a bargain.  :(
Still worth a look for other stuff. Two packs are $12 with that discount.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 17, 2015, 11:30 PM »
What they need is a catapult to deal with herds. Easy to find ammo for a catapult.

Also, a big boulder ala Indiana Jones, or a giant cheese wheel like Z Nation.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 2 (Spoilers)
« on: November 17, 2015, 11:27 PM »
Yeah, some obligatory it's a cartoon/small galaxy moments.

Agent Kallus has nothing better to do that run a small blockade? Isn't that job for a fleet officer? See, that was a spot to use another OT Imperial Officer.

Not annoyed by no mention of Ackbar, because that story stank of EU's own "it's a small galaxy" moment.

Quarrie doesn't fly, how'd he get to that planet?  ???
Or did he mean, doesn't fly fly, like a test pilot/fighter pilot?

Hondo vs. Vizago...Hondo has personality, Vizago not so much...he hasn't been characterized beyond "black market guy".

Droid Factory 2013 / Re: 2013 Droid Factory = NOT Dead in 2015?
« on: November 16, 2015, 11:56 PM »
I'm starting to doubt these will show up at 5 Below.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 16, 2015, 11:53 PM »
If peeps could get working RPG's in the USA, things would get ugly...uglier.  :(

Someone pointed out the not current issue M-16, but  Abraham could've picked that up on the road...and did, because we saw his flashback...he wasn't on active duty.

I'm wondering about the walkers. Some more decayed and more supernatural like now (Swamp Thing walker...almost a phyto zombie from Z Nation).

"We thought everyone was fighting this thing" - guy

No, over in LA, some people were contributing to the problem by releasing stadiums full of walkers.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 16, 2015, 10:35 AM »

What in the hell were those 3 idiots doing anyway? trying to round up their old gang from high school? WTF were "Patty" and who were the Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen lookalikes in the cabin?

Patty was the fuel truck Daryl found at the end. The 3 went to a fuel company lot "Pattrick fuels" or something. The license plate said "Patti" on it. (Who moved the truck out in the woods, we may never know)

The dead people were people they knew who got caught in the fire they started to kill the walkers.

I still don't get how they burned the whole forest up - what was the combustible agent? Gas? Dude's explanation was pretty sketchy.
Gas, hence the truck and the fuel company compound.

Why was everything that came out of those 3 people's mouths practically incomprehensible? All that crap about "earning" and being "on your knees" was baffling. Even the "Claimer" gang made more sense than that.

Deliberate confusion by the writers to create mystery by using characters who call a truck "patti" and are vague in their dialogue.

Why would anyone choose Sasha over Rosita???

Abraham isn't all there.

But the stupidest thing of all was the ending. Daryl is about to take them back to Alexandria where their lives will be infinitely better, they already know they can trust him because he came back to help them, and they STILL decide to screw him over and split? WHY??? Were they planning to go back to Negan's crew? or just take off on their own? That was completely asinine on every level.

Can't fix stupid. But they also have  reason to be distrustful of anyone. Remember how Rick and Co. reacted to Aaron's invite.

Didn't mean to sound so grumpy. Just a hard episode to follow, IMHO.

I didn't get the "Patti" thing until Talking Dead mentioned it.  :-\

What bugged me. The ambush everyone had hero armor, Daryl gets a flesh wound. Abe and Sasha leave behind their enemies' guns and ammo because it's not like those are hard to find.

Also, from what I read,  it's unlikely an insulin would still be usable this far into the pocky lips.

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