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When I saw the report on the news that someone was protesting over "Breaking Bad" action figures being on the pegs at TRU I just had to shake my head.  Because the moral outrage police are at it once again. 

I get it that they (concerned parents) may have objections to figures from "Breaking Bad" because Walter White was a meth dealer / gangster.  I think we can universally agree that drug dealers are bad.  But the packages are clearly labeled with the appropriate age recommendations.  So what happens if TRU actually DOES pull Breaking Bad figures?  Where will the line be drawn next?  I'm worried about the slippery slope that would follow if TRU relents here. 

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2014 Wave 2
« on: October 21, 2014, 01:56 PM »
I thought I had heard something about this wave turning up at Disney stores. I'm actually on my way to one to check that out right now.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« on: October 20, 2014, 10:44 PM »
Found a Skiff Guard/Doallyn today.  YAY!  I'm now done with this wave.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: October 17, 2014, 03:58 PM »
There was a post on someone's front page complete with a shot of a receipt.  Someone scored all three of the new REBELS vehicles for about $25 due to some pricing weirdness in the Target computer system.  I think they caught the glitch.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« on: October 17, 2014, 02:38 PM »
Picked up a Ree Yees this morning.  It looks pretty awesome.  Now if I can only find Doallyn.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: October 17, 2014, 02:36 PM »
I picked up the Phantom Shuttle today.  I saw at least 2 of each of the new Rebels vehicles when I was in the store.  Unfortunately there wasn't the sweetheart deal of $7 and change that was reported on YF.  :(

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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season One (Spoilers)
« on: October 15, 2014, 09:33 PM »
"Fighter Flight" is now available for viewing via the Disney XD app.  And in this week's episode we get a good look at the modern take on the Imperial Troop Transport.

I really like the sound and music on the show so far.  The sound effects draw heavily on sound library from the OT.  The sound of the TIE Fighters is so dead on right.

The relationship between Ezra and Zeb seems to be developing, albeit it is a bit cliché.  And the one merchant who knows Ezra?  That at least helps to flesh his character out a little bit.  But what I'm really wondering is when we're going to see Kanan training Ezra.

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I found some of wave 2 today at a B&N. I saw the whole wave except for Arya and Robb Stark. Khal Drogo and Brienne both looked pretty cool, but I left those. Blue dress Dany was alright, too. But I decided to get the King slayer. Jaime Lannister translates pretty well as an action figure, and especially in the Kings Guard armor. I'll pick up the rest of the wave a little bit at a time.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: October 15, 2014, 09:20 AM »
I didn't read the Civil War series, but I understand the gyst of it.  Still,in the MCU, secret identities seem to have gotten thrown out the window.  Thor seems to be Thor all the time.  Cap's identity isn't secret and he hasn't really made a point of keeping the mask on at all times.  Tony Stark made his own public declaration at the end of the first Iron Man.  And Black Widow was outed publically at the end of "Winter Soldier".

I can see that there's the potential for the US government to want to get these super powered individuals under their control.  It looks like the first bits of that are already beginning to play out on Agents of SHIELD with the conflict between SHIELD and General Talbot's unit.  Factions like Talbot's within the military seem to be seeking to fill the void left by the destruction of SHIELD as an organization.

The thing is...  I don't know if I can see either Cap or Iron Man in the MCU taking sides against one another.  Their relationship has certainly been tense, but seems to have grown.  And both of them have encountered government forces in MCU films that would leave them skeptical about some sort of government registration.  But then we do have the events of Avengers - Age of Ultron set to take place, and no doubt that's going to shape the big picture storyline heading into Captain America 3.

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Seeing how we got Merumeru at long last, I can finally knock him off of my ROTS list, thereby opening up a new slot.


#1 - V-Wing Clone Pilot





#2 - Senator Padme Amidala (bun hairdo)




#3 - Coleman Kcaj - Jedi Council Member



#4 - Darth Vader - Jedi Temple Attack (hologram)
#5 - Cin Drallig - Jedi Swordmaster (hologram)



#6 - Sors Bandeam - Jedi youngling "Master Skywalker, what are we going to do?  There are too many of them."



#7 - Palpatine - Office Duel



#8 - Sistros - Bronzium statue (Palpatine's office)



#9 - Imperial Naval Officer




#10  - Darth Vader - Medical capsule

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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels "Spark of Rebellion"
« on: October 12, 2014, 04:40 PM »
That DVD is a CASH GRAB if I ever saw one.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Iron Man 3
« on: October 12, 2014, 04:37 PM »
Robert Downey Jr has been making the rounds promoting his new movie, The Judge.  Sure enough, the subject of Iron Man came up in interviews.  Notably, with both David Letterman and Ellen.  On Letterman he said that it wasn't happening, but he would be appearing in other Marvel Cinematic Universe projects.  But on Ellen he said that he's in negotiations with Marvel Studios.  So who knows what to believe?

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: NYCC 2014
« on: October 12, 2014, 04:30 PM »
So do we know if the phase II Shock Trooper commander that was shown at NYCC is Commander Thire or Commander Thorn?

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Just looked over my 2013 list for TESB.  It looks like I finally have some open slots for some new characters!

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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels "Spark of Rebellion"
« on: October 11, 2014, 04:34 PM »
Vader's back - with the voice

Why do I get the sneaking feeling that this special scene that's only going to be on the ABC showing of "Spark of Rebellion" wasn't included on that DVD that's on sale at WalMart?   ::)

Part of me was really skeptical about that DVD release.  First of all, because the format is DVD and not BluRay.  That was actually the reason why I didn't by it when I saw it at WalMart last week.  And then this additional Vader scene gets tagged on, too?

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