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I had heard recently that he had been dealing with heroin addiction.  Sad news indeed.

You and everyone else 'heard' that, it was widely reported - common knowledge. 

Thanks for the comment, Rob.  Perhaps I should consult Google News stats about a particular topic before I make a post regarding the tragic passing of a famous person, and how their condition had already been well documented in the news?

I had heard recently that he had been dealing with heroin addiction.  Sad news indeed.

Scored a Mara Jade today during my search for Darth Plagueis.  And that's the last of TBS wave 2 for me.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: X-Men/Wolverine Movies
« on: January 29, 2014, 04:53 PM »
It seems to me that the screenwriters wanted to inject some sort of jeopardy into the mix for Wolverine.  Between his healing factor and the adamantium laced skeleton,  Logan is almost impossible to kill.  So what to do?  Take away his claws and put the character in some serious danger.  That doesn't jibe with the comics, but I think the producers of the Marvel movies have made it abundantly clear that they're prepared to take some license with the characters in an effort to produce what they think is an entertaining film.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: X-Men/Wolverine Movies
« on: January 29, 2014, 02:54 PM »
IIRC, the story was that the Silver Samurai's sword may have been made of adamantium.  But I skipped on seeing The Wolverine, so I couldn't say for certain.

The Bullpen / Re: Captain America: Winter Soldier: The Toys!
« on: January 24, 2014, 05:09 PM »
I picked up the 3.75" Red Skull and Winter Soldier today.  Cap in the new uniform looks pretty cool, but I passed for now.

Also, is it me, or does the modern Cap look pretty much identical to the modern uniform Cap from the Avengers 3.75" movie line?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: January 23, 2014, 02:58 PM »
If I can plan it out, yes.  I seem to remember you saying that the lines were pretty long for last year's exhibit.

Hmmm.  Two snowspeeder pilots in successive waves?  To me that definitely says there's a snowspeeder on the way.  My guess is that with the state of vehicles at retail, it's probably going to be a TRU exclusive.  Maybe that would include a new Wes Janson (he was offered in an Evolutions pack, IIRC) if they want to offer up Wedge's snowspeeder?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: January 23, 2014, 09:16 AM »
The Game of Thrones exhibition will be returning in advance of season 4 on HBO.  North American stops for the exhibit tour include:

 -New York City (1/27 - 2/1)
 -Mexico City (2/15 - 2/19)
 -Austin at SXSW (3/7 - 3/11)
 -Toronto (5/14 - 5/18)
 -Vancouver (8/16 - 9/1)

There will also be stops in Europe and South America:

 -Belfast (Dates to be announced)
 -Rio De Janeiro (4/5 - 4/9)
 -Oslo (4/26 - 4/30)

Nice to see some HTF figures making their way back out.  To say that Bastila was scarce is a massive understatement.

The Dack reissue makes sense given the theme of the wave, which is *MOSTLY* Hoth / TESB.  The figure wasn't super scarce.  But maybe there's a Snowspeeder reissue on the way, and they want a figure to go with it?

I'd also be happy to see some of those later TVC figures get reissued.  Shae Vizla, Starkiller, the Old Republic Trooper and the Emporer's Royal Guard were all woefully under-distributed.  They could all benefit from another go-round at retail.

It seems that Hasbro has recognized their good in the paint apps for the 41st Elite Clone, because it looks like there's a running change of this particular Trooper on the way with the correct markings.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: January 22, 2014, 03:20 PM »
Mark Hamill, who is *PROBABLY* reprising his role as Luke Skywalker in Episode VII, will be conducting a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session starting at 4 PM Eastern time.  I imagine the Episode VII questions will be bountiful.

The Bullpen / Re: Avengers Infinite
« on: January 22, 2014, 03:17 PM »
And yeah, if you can let me know where to get a Bespin Leia on the cheap, please unveil the curtain.  I still need one.

I know where to get one locally for about $8 or $9.  Not a total bargain, but if you need one PM me.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: January 20, 2014, 07:18 PM »
I've been checking out True Detective for the past couple of weeks on HBO.  Thus far it's in keeping with the dramatic tone that HBO has been able to strike with it's original series.  I think it captures some of the painstaking search for details that detectives have to undertake in order to solve a real crime.  And it also seems to capture the darkness that's in some of the people who are called to investigate murders. 

I get the sense that this show might take some patience.  At least before things really pick up.  But they've definitely got my interest for now.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2014
« on: January 20, 2014, 05:02 PM »
Given the reveal of the Inquisitor over at the official site?  Rebels is probably going to be the big push at Toy Fair.  But I'm also wondering if the Star Wars line is going to get scaled back the way we've also seen the Hasbro Marvel movie lines get scaled back.

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