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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Apple iPhone Thread
« on: June 15, 2016, 12:30 PM »
Here's an app recommendation for those of you who are on the road a fair amount.  I've been using Waze a good deal for navigation, and the peer data it provides on traffic conditions has been pretty useful. 

But I also got into using another navigation app called Metropia.  The concept behind this one is to aid in fuel efficiency and minimize carbon emissions.  And Metropia has a reward points system where you can redeem points for gift cards. Since I started using it last year I have probably redeemed $200 worth of Amazon gift cards.  They also have Target gift cards available.  Currently it's available in parts of New York, Arizona, Texas and California.  If you're in these areas it's a decent nav app, and can be really helpful with a collecting budget. 

I pulled the trigger on both Atsy and Hux from Amazon marketplace sellers.  The pricing of each was around $27, and I was getting tired of driving around with nothing to show for those toy runs.  With that and buying the 3.75" Black series Han and Leia from Tunghori, I can take some time off from hitting the stores.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Do You Have Pets?
« on: June 14, 2016, 05:48 PM »
Very sorry to hear about Emerson, Rob.  Things like this are never easy because our pets are part of our families.  They're there for us all the time, from the time we wake until we go to sleep at night.  And they even watch out for us when we sleep.  And because of that we need to give them our time as we grieve their passing.   So give them your time. 

Sorry to hear about your dog, too, Matt.  I hope she's okay.

Kimbo Slice, dead at 42.

I heard some crazy news about Kimbo.  A lot of people thought that he might have just dropped, but in actuality he wasn't feeling well.  And doctors determined that he was suffering from congestive heart failure and urgently needed a transplant.  At the age of 42!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: June 10, 2016, 06:32 AM »
Some episode titles have leaked.  The Episode 9 title in particular is intriguing, because it's called 'Battle of the Bastards'.

I also saw something interesting for book readers.  And that's the name of the member of the Brotherhood wearing the yellow cloak.  Reportedly that's Lem Lemoncloak.  And his presence may indicate the return of another character that we thought we might see back in season 4, but that didn't come to pass.

I've got to agree that the Waif cleans up rather nicely!

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: June 7, 2016, 09:34 PM »
I was surprised to find the Vision, Gamora armored Spider Man today   First time I've seen this wave.

What about the 5th release with the First Order Stormtrooper blaster?

I'm still seeing this set with some regularity at Target.  And I can't help but think that this set should have been offered some other way.  Having a 2-pack with Poe Dameron in his Resistance uniform is great.  But how does that tie in with the Riot Control Stormtrooper?  Having seen the film it seems like Finn with the lightsaber would have been a more appropriate match for that particular trooper.  And maybe they could have offered Poe with some other First Order Stormtrooper?

Per this Flyguy Instagram post, it looks like there's a running change on Rey & BB-8.  The new version includes the Skywalker lightsaber.  I'm not sure if I'm actively going to pursue this one, since the K-Mart exclusive version also included the lightsaber.

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Muhammad Ali - 1942 - 2016

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA Takodana Encounter Battle Pack
« on: June 3, 2016, 10:02 PM »
Pretty sure it's the one packed with the Falcon.  I opened mine last night and noticed that the Takodana Encounter version had a peg hole, while the one from the set with Teedo didn't have the peg hole.

 The Teedo set has shipped with both version of BB-8 as well.

Yeah, I was referencing the BB-8 from my personal Teedo/BB-8/Unkar's thug 3-pack.  I've seen the reports of both versions of BB-8 ending up in that set.  But so far I haven't seen reports of the no peg-hole BB-8 winding up in the Takodana multipack.

Are these ever planning on showing up in stores? Feels like outside of the random findings in April, these haven't actually shipped.

I found a lone Captain Phasma a couple of weeks ago.  So they are out there, but in very limited supply.  I've been hitting Walmart stores pretty regularly, but it's gotten really frustrating.

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA Takodana Encounter Battle Pack
« on: June 3, 2016, 01:33 PM »
Pretty sure it's the one packed with the Falcon.  I opened mine last night and noticed that the Takodana Encounter version had a peg hole, while the one from the set with Teedo didn't have the peg hole. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: June 3, 2016, 11:01 AM »
On that subject, Emilia Clarke was very adamant about the fact that she didn't use a body double for the burning of the Dothraki temple.

Things do seem to be coming together in a big way on the show.  Dany and the Dothraki seem like they're on their way to Meereen.  And so do the Ironborn under Euron Greyjoy.  But will he have the old Valyrian relic that he brought to the Kingsmoot in the books?

From the coming attractions it looks like Sansa and Jon are trying to build alliances with some of the Northern houses.  It looked like they try to enlist the Mormonts and the Glovers, based on the sigils I saw.  And a showdown with the Boltons seems pretty inevitable. 

I'm also wondering how things are going to shake out in the Riverlands.  Jaime Lannister seems like he's on the outs with King Tommen.  The Blackfish has retaken Riverrun.  Walder Frey is pissed at his Monty Python looking sons.  And Brienne is headed back to the Riverlands, too.  Could we possibly see LS after all this time?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: June 2, 2016, 08:56 PM »
The rights to another storied Marvel comics character have reverted back to Marvel Studios.  According to Joe Quesada, the rights to Namor, the Submariner now lie with Marvel studios.  The rights to Namor had been previously held by Universal Pictures, which at one point had rights to the Hulk as well.  You can hear the interview with Joe Quesada on Kevin Smith's Fat man on Batman podcast.

There are also rumors circulating that actress Brie Larson is in talks to play Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel.

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