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"Godspeed, John Glenn.”   :'(

My wife and I were just talking about John Glenn and what an amazing ass kicker he was, and how people of successive generations (ours) can even begin to match up to a stud like him and some of his peers.

  • Fighter pilot in WWII and Korea
  • Test pilot
  • First American to orbit the earth
  • Took a ride on a Space Shuttle and spent nine days in space at age 77
  • Served as a Senator for 25 years

Any one of those is a big deal for anyone's legacy.  He did all five without breaking a sweat.

Who, under 50, would you even begin to compare to the likes of John Glenn?  You could probably pick a few business people like Elon Musk that have done some pretty cool things, but its hard to think of anyone even remotely in his league.

I keep hearing him described as the last, inarguable American hero.  I'm having a hard time coming up with an argument against the idea.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Xbox One
« on: December 9, 2016, 11:02 AM »
The BioShock games probably won't ever be made BC. They were announced late last year, but apparently 2K was already in the middle of porting them to the current consoles, and why would you give people the old games for free when you can sell them new "remastered" versions instead? So the Xbox 360 versions are kind of stuck in BC limbo.

Anyway, be sure to check out BioShock: The Collection for Xbox One, available at a retailer near you, for $49.99.

They shouldn't list them as in progress then on that voting page...

As for the 3-pack, I saw it at Best Buy yesterday at lunch... it was only $29.99

If it hit $20 I'd probably pick it up.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Spider-Man Joins the Marvel Movie Universe
« on: December 9, 2016, 11:01 AM »
Wait, why is there another new Spiderman reboot / recast / reimagining?  What was wrong with the last kid?

I got reply, a pretty standard one saying we're sorry you're not happy with the product and will forward your comments to the product development team.

I don't generally bother writing companies to complain, but I went ahead and sent that to Funko in an email.  If they respond, I'll come back and share...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Xbox One
« on: December 6, 2016, 03:56 PM »
I didn't know about the voting so I was just checking it out... I was really excited to see that they're working on the Bioshock games.

I'd love a day when I can just install everything on the XB1 and shelve the 360.

Here's a side by side of the Snow I got vs. that promo image.  Honestly it's embarrassingly bad to the point where I'm thinking about emailing them and asking them to take these figures back.  So freaking off the mark... and it's not just the face.  The detail throughout the entire torso, cape, and body is terrible compared to what we were shown.


Rogue One / Re: Kohls Rogue One 3.75" Box o' Variants
« on: December 5, 2016, 09:20 PM »
FYI, this set is on sale at right now for $29.99.  Coupon code SNOWBALL20 gets you another 20% off.  Mine came out to $35 with shipping.  I think that code expires today, not sure how long the sale is good for. 

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: December 5, 2016, 05:33 PM »
Thanks for posting that Dave.  The worst kept secret in my family is that my wife ordered one of these for me for Christmas from Target. 

She called and they adjusted her price down to the $220 that Walmart is offering.

Wow.  I'd forgotten about the promo images, and I'd bought a Knight King a few days ago.  You're absolutely right that it's not even remotely close.  The actual figures are really pretty terrible looking overall - and it's not just this one.  For example, the Jon Snow I bought looks like it has two dots for eyes and a couple of lines for a mouth and facial hair... it doesn't look half as good as this:

Honestly looking at this has me wondering if I shouldn't sell the ones I bought before this goes any further.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« on: December 2, 2016, 06:44 PM »
Victor Guard is Benecio Del Toro's character. Tango Red is Kurt Russell's character.

UNI PILOT is a new Unicorn rebel pilot, a nod to Bronies.

SHK TROOPER YELLOW is a first order stormtrooper with ugly yellow markings.

I read the first sentence of that and thought I'd accidentally stumbled into an Episode 8 spoilers thread...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A thread about concerts.
« on: December 1, 2016, 12:51 PM »
For sure.  The band I was in back in college played a show with them in Baltimore.  Would have been 2002-ish.  I'd never heard of them, and had never seen anything like it.  Total insanity.  At one point I remember the bass player breaking the head of his guitar off on some guy's head - total accident, he was just going crazy with it and hit this guy so hard that it broke right off.  He must have had a string lock or something because everyone just carried on like it had never happened.

Saw them again a few years ago here with Darkest Hour and for how awesome I think they are, Dillinger's set was so much more over the top that it made Darkest Hour look like a bunch of school girls.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A thread about concerts.
« on: December 1, 2016, 11:23 AM »
Nice! How was Dillinger Escape Plan? I was working at Relapse when we signed those guys...unreal live show.

I had the pleasure of watching another Relapse band live last night...Richmond's own Windhand.  8)

Sorry, I missed this... they're always amazing.  I'm bummed that they're calling it quits, but am looking forward to the inevitable reunion tour in a few years. :)

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
« on: December 1, 2016, 10:50 AM »
I got my pack of those Pilots yesterday.  They're cool, but definitely odd.  Bootleg maybe?  They look the same at a glance but the closer you look the more you see differences.  The plastic seems different (cheaper?) especially on the helmet, the stance is different, the paint apps are awful and of course they have the wrong blaster.  Here's a crappy cell phone photo I took on the way out the door this morning, the real one is on the right if it wasn't obvious:

For $3 each, they'll display just fine and I'm perfectly happy with them... but they're weird.

All repacks yes?

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