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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: August 23, 2014, 01:41 PM »
It looks like the exposure of the Black Widow's past in Captain America - The Winter Soldier is going to be further explored in upcoming Marvel Comics.  And real-world players from the media like Anderson Cooper of CNN will be depicted investigating Natasha and her somewhat questionable past.  I think it's actually pretty interesting and topical.  But it could also have the effect of make the book seem deliberately dated.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: August 22, 2014, 01:00 PM »
More Episode VII rumors came out yesterday.  These pertain to the current state of the Empire as well as the Alliance.  For the most part it sounds like there's a lot of speculation going on. 

I'm left wondering if we're going to get any sort of a Behind the Scenes look from JJ Abrams at some point this year.  At least, other than the Force for Change videos.  There was a pretty steady stream of imagery from the Official Site during production of the PT.  But this new trilogy seems to be shrouded in a lot of secrecy.

Check aisles other than the AF aisle.  A store near me has a clearance aisle in the toy department, and I found the Ewok catapult there.  That rang up at $16.

From what I've read over the years it sounds like GL kept Fox somewhat at arms length.  He wound up giving them a stake in ANH.  But with his end of that movie he was essentially able to set up Lucasfilm as an indie studio, and he retained more significant ownership of the subsequent films along with the licensing.  From that point forward Fox served essentially as a distributor, and not much more.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
« on: August 19, 2014, 10:45 AM »
Yeah, that is a very concerted, calculated plan to launch the new show.  To be honest, I'm happy to see that sort of aggressive marketing stance.

I've checked a couple of Walgreens stores, but no sign of the exclusive Tyrion.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: August 18, 2014, 09:07 AM »
They look like ducks.

Why would there be stormtroopers anyway? I thought the Empire was destroyed. Are we talking about a hold out faction near a certain black hole maw facility?

I think if you're looking JUST at the movies, it's likely that Coruscant was still a major Imperial stronghold.  And that's despite the little add-on scene from the end of ROTJ.

And with these possible looks for Han Solo being revealed, it opens up that old question:  blue or brown?!?!?!

That from a programmer who couldn't work a printer.  Samir....Na... Na... Not gonna work here anymore!

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: August 14, 2014, 08:50 AM »
Yes.  Complete with that rich, Corellian leather!

Collect All 92! / Re: Klaatu (in Skiff Outfit)
« on: August 13, 2014, 10:05 AM »
Looking at some of the recent Skiff Guards and Jabba's henchmen, yeah, this Klaatu is due for an update.  The POTF2 figure has to date back to what, 1998?  I agree that I'd like to see some new, previously unmade goons first.  But this figure could stand to be updated.  But I think those big, blousy pants might present a challenge for knee articulation.

And it's great to have Collect All 92 back, Scott!!!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Superman/Batman
« on: August 12, 2014, 04:58 PM »
Hey.... she has an invisible plane, remember?!?!

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: August 12, 2014, 09:51 AM »
It's an interesting design, FWIW.  I'd actually been seeing rumblings that the new Stormtrooper design might actually be more in line with the original McQuarrie design.  Tom's sketch seems like it has hints of that as well as being a sleeker evolution of the OT Stormtrooper helmet.

Anyone have a handy list of how many times they've done the Snowtrooper Commander/Officer over the years?  I know there's been...

- 2003 Saga 03-19
- 2006 Saga-011
- 2007 30AC ESB Tin (Saga 03-19 with removable helmet)
- 2014 Black Series Wave 5

Am I forgetting any?

There was one in the Target Exclusive Ultimate Battle Pack (second from the right)

Damn.  I never realized there were quite so many variations to those particular figures.  Thanks for the comparison shot, Jay.

Robin Williams was a brilliant comedian and a great actor.  His comedy came across as a total stream of consciousness thing, as if he had done too much blow and everything just came spilling out of him.  And it was only later on that I learned that he was Julliard trained.  His work with Jonathan Winters was beyond brilliant.

It seems that some of these guys who are so filled with joy and brilliance are also filled with equal amounts of darkness.  And it seems really sad that his peaks and valleys were so extreme.  Rest in peace.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Shark Thread
« on: August 12, 2014, 08:57 AM »
I definitely enjoy some Shark Week.  But the fake documentaries get to be a bit much.  I expect shows on Discovery to be about something REAL.  When they ran the fake documentary about Megalodon last year I was a bit put off.  This year's doc on the "Submarine" shark from South Africa could've been totally interesting if it had just been based completely in reality.  But again they went with another fake documentary.  Not cool.

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