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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: June 8, 2015, 11:09 AM »
Drogon was simply fantastic.  Seeing him swoop in over that arena was very impressive, and those Sons of the Harpy did not stand a chance against his fangs or his dragonfire.  Still, I was very surprised to see him get hit with as many spears as he did.

The scenes with Shireen Baratheon were really rough.  I knew there was the potential for this to happen given some foreshadowing over the past couple of weeks, as well as how the Mance Rayder storyline has been handled.  But Stannis?  Just when he had been endearing himself to the audience the showrunners throw this at you and you know that he could never truly rule the Seven Kingdoms. 

The storyline in Braavos is shaping up rather quickly.  Seeing how Arya's prayer list has been whittled down somewhat it seems pretty clear who she's going for next.

And at the Wall?  I think there's been a MASSIVE amount of foreshadowing there.  And I think that Olly may play a major part in what we see at the end of next week's episode.

Honestly, I didn't think it would be possible for the show to condense the events of A Feast For Crows and A Dance with Dragons into a single season.  But now that the show is on a roll I certainly see the potential for this season to wrap up the same way that book 5 does.  And if that's indeed the case we're likely going to be in completely uncharted territory for Season 6 of the HBO series.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: '67 Shelby Cobra found after 45 years
« on: June 6, 2015, 07:43 AM »
This story just gets more and more interesting.  When we started down this path I had some measure of sympathy for the current owner, and the possibility that he might have been one of a string of owners of this car who didn't know that it was stolen.  But now that it's clear that the vehicle has stolen plated any sense of sympathy for this guy just flew out the window, and the stolen plates make it seem that much more likely that he knew the car had been stolen.

In related news, check this out.  It's the story of a Corvette that was stolen in 1972 and just got recovered.  The parallels between this story and the Shelby are kind of remarkable, although I think the Shelby Cobra is a much, much cooler car.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 2 (Spoilers)
« on: June 4, 2015, 11:19 AM »
Check out this USA Today video.  REBELS series Director Dave Filoni and voice actress Ashley Eckstein talk about Ahsoka Tano, her impact on the Star Wars universe and her story arc as it moves toward REBELS season 2.

Got mine in the mail yesterday.  Many thanks, Paul!  I really appreciate the help on this and the Droid Factory astromechs!!!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: June 1, 2015, 02:08 PM »
The Wights (aka Army of the Dead) seem very much like they're mindless and under the control of the While Walkers.  But I get the sense that the White Walkers are very much aware and in control of what they're doing.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: June 1, 2015, 12:45 PM »
So was that giant Wun Wun?  You had to love the line he said to Dolorous Ed!  And those were definitely some of the fastest zombies I've seen since Zach Snyder's Dawn of the Dead.  Is it me, or does the Night's King look like an icy Darth Maul?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: June 1, 2015, 09:58 AM »
YES!  We finally know the real deal with Valyrian steel!!!!!!!!!

Feedback / Re: Master_Phruby's feedback
« on: May 29, 2015, 05:13 PM »

Many thanks to Paul for helping out with some Disney exclusives.  It is very much appreciated!!!

Droid Factory 2013 / Re: 2013 Droid Factory = NOT Dead in 2015?
« on: May 28, 2015, 09:47 PM »
Oddly enough I ran across the online exclusive wave of Droid Factory figures today at a TRU outlet store.  It's the same wave that was offered by Amazon, but it's still a little odd to see these in stores at all. 

The name really could evoke a range of images. Like?

Check out more from the Vanity Fair article including a look at Andy Serkis in mo-cap gear portraying his newly named character Supreme Leader Snoke. 

Looks pretty good.  I think it was more a matter of WHEN rather than IF any TFA product was going to leak via the usual Asian eBay sellers.  Still, knowing how plentiful figures can be in a movie year, I'm certainly not paying a premium for figures that will be everywhere in 3 or 4 months.

I've seen a couple of the Stormtroopers in the wild on one occasion, but that's it for this wave at brick & mortar retail.  However it was very encouraging to see that Target was pricing these at $9.99 each, and not the ridiculous way that TRU is currently pricing their figures.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: May 25, 2015, 08:49 AM »
Joss Whedon keeps on talking about Avengers - Age of Ultron, alternate endings, plot points as well as disagreements with the studio.

Personally I'm a little disappointed that Whedon wasn't able to get the grey Hulk into the fight sequence with the Hulkbuster.

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