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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: April 16, 2014, 07:11 AM »
She's the heir in the sense that her father (right?) was the mad king, but that was a popular uprising was it not?  So isn't there some equal POV that Robert's bastard is the rightful heir here?

I'd say he and Stannis hold more ground than Khalisi in that regard...  Of course, I lean to what you say though, Ed.  I prefer Khalisi at this point because she's not insane, seems like a good leader, etc.  But in that world her family was kicked out by everyone, more or less.

I love this show. :)

In the breakdown of the episode they really did want people to feel something for Joffrey, but for me it was purely good riddance...  He was a monster, and horrific.  His mother's one of the few equally horrible people, to me.  Kid or no...  I felt no sympathy.

I feel sympathy for the actor...  Poor kid gets ragged on by people he meets, and that sucks.  I sometimes just don't get fandom.

Nick sums up everything above this post nicely.  With the mad king, Jamie breaks his oath and kills the king which allows Robert to usurp the throne.  If Robert doesn't manage to kill Raehgar I'm not sure if the kingdom would have gone along with the change in leadership.  I think it was more of a situation of to the victor goes the spoils coupled with a particular hatred for the mad king because of his deeds.  If it was just a choice of Raehgar versus Robert, I'm not sure if tradition would be throne aside to anoint Robert.

As for any of Robert's bastards, they don't hold any claims in Westeros.  The are given names like Snow, Sand, etc. because they are not considered to be part of the family.  This is one of the factors that lead Jon Snow to join the watch since he could never be Ned's heir.  The importance of Robert's bastards was the genetics.  All of his bastards had dark hair, regardless of the hair color of the mother while all his "legitimate" children had blonde hair.  That is what lead Jon Arryn to figure out that Jamie was the real father.

As for who should truly be the king or queen, it all boils down to the opinion on Robert's reign.  If he had managed to wipe out all the Targaryens (which we know at the beginning of the series, there were at least two alive) then he could have made a legitimate claim to take over the Iron Throne, much the same way the Targaryens of old united all the kingdoms under one king.  This would leave Stannis as the legitimate heir since Robert had no legitimate children.  Renly was also a usurper since Stannis would have to die first for Renly to have had a true claim.  However, Robert left legitimate heirs alive to the traditional roles of succession.  Since Danaerys is the last Targaryen (that we know of for sure at this point), she really has the strongest claim to the throne, but does not quite have the power to take it.

In essence it comes down to power, which the Lannisters have at this point by money and winning the war.  They currently control the throne, but really they don't have any legitimate claim to it.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: April 15, 2014, 01:20 PM »
True... I was thinking along the lines of the Martells, who believe Myrcella is the rightful heir.

If you get down to brass tacks, Daenerays is truly the rightful heir to the throne from what we know to be the truth at this point.  As far as the kingdom knows, Tommen is the rightful heir since males supercede any older female siblings.  For those who believed John Arryn and Ned Stark, then Stannis is the rightful heir since he did not have an legitimate children, and Cersie did not bear him any children.  However, King Robert usurped the throne from the Targeryans, who were not completely wiped out, so any living Targeryan would be the heir, minus any who had given up their rights to the throne.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: April 15, 2014, 07:01 AM »
Joffrey has a younger brother and sister.  The sister was mentioned in the episode and I assume the younger brother was the kid that was seen in several scenes standing with Cersie.  In the books he is about seven or eight (and Joffrey was about thirteen), so it looks like his brother (Tommen, I think his name is) is a little older than that on the show.  If we ignore the reality of the parentage of Cersie's children, then Tommen is the "rightful" heir to Joffrey since Joffrey did not have any offspring.

Modern Classifieds / DVD's for Sale
« on: March 7, 2014, 06:25 AM »
Make an offer on any of the following if interested (all prices include shipping in the continental US):

James Bond Ultimate Collectors DVD set - includes all EON Bond movies through Casino Royale $100
Star Trek the Motion Picture DVD Collection (Movies 1 thru 10) $50

24 DVD's
Season 1 - $10
Season 2 - $30
Season 3 - $30
Season 4 - $30
Season 5 - $10
Season 6 - $10
Season 7- $10
Redemption - $10
Whole Set - $120

X-Men Collection (4 disc set with X-Men 1 and 2) $15

Indiana Jones Collection  (Original Trilogy plus Bonus disc) $20

This Is Spinal Tap $7.50

Doctor Who DVD's
Season 1 - $40
Season 2 - $70
Season 3 - $40
Season 4 - $40

Doctor Who Blurays
David Tennant Specials - $30
Season 5 - $30
Season 6 - $35

Everything is in good used condition. All items have been viewed twice at most.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: February 26, 2014, 06:54 AM »
Since this new F4 movie will be a reboot it seems likely they'll go back to Doom.  Fox rebooted X-Men and went right back to Magneto as the villain so... Track record?  I'd be more than happy to see a different villain, though. 

I liked that the reboot of Spider-Man didn't go with Goblin but Lizard instead, seeing as how he was teased in two previous films.  Even though we're getting Goblin in the 


Magneto didn't really emerge as the villain until the end of the movie.  Shaw was the baddy in the reboot.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: February 25, 2014, 06:51 AM »
Skrulls and such would be cool.  I would bet Fox will go with Doctor Doom again.  I think the only franchise Disney would be willing to purchase would be Spiderman, but I don't see Sony letting that one go anytime soon.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: February 24, 2014, 10:29 AM »
Honestly, for the cost why not just sell the rights to Disney?

I doubt Disney wants to pay for it.  For all the non-Disney rights Marvel properties (FF4, Spiderman, X-men, etc.) it is a use or lose it situation.  Fox, Sony, et al. have to pay the money to put out something to keep the rights, otherwise it goes back to Disney/Marvel.  If a new rushed FF4 fails, then it is quite possible Fox gives up on it and Disney gets it back for nothing as happened with Daredevil, Ghostrider, Blade, and the Punisher.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: February 24, 2014, 06:27 AM »

If you want to get upset about this movie - get upset about the fact that this production may end up being complete garbage because it's a rush-job to help 20th Century Fox retain Fantastic Four rights.

That is probably the most pertinent thing said in this whole debate.  All Fox really cares about is making sure the rights don't revert back to Marvel/Disney.  Hence why the Avengers won't be taking on Skrulls or Galactus.

LEGO / Re: $14,762 for a complete set
« on: February 10, 2014, 06:48 AM »
I wonder if they are cheating a bit with Spiderman and Batman.  I'm not sure they ever had just the Spiderman license versus a Marvel license.  It looks like they show 15 Spiderman sets, but Marvel has more than that.  Batman initially was a stand alone license, but has since been lumped in with DC.

As for Star Wars, that number looks accurate based on my spreadsheet of my collection based on the sets MSRP.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
« on: February 5, 2014, 02:21 PM »
Maybe the movie is intended to be more like the Superfriends?  Here's the official cast list:

Superman - Henry Cavill
Batman - Ben Affleck
Wonder Woman - Gal Gadot
Green Lantern - Dwyane Johnson
Robin - Joaquin Phoenix
Cyborg - Jerry Seinfeld
The Flash - Morgan Freeman
Aquaman - Joe Pesci
Hawkman - Ken Jeong
Lois Lane - Amy Adams
Lex Luthor - Jesse Eisenberg
Clay Face - Betty White
The Joker - Zach Galifianakis
Darkseid - Jon Heder
Catwoman - Rebel Wilson
Alfred - Jeremy Irons

I would totally pay $10 to see this train wreck come to life.

If they are going this route, you have to cast the Wonder Twins with a CGI Gleek.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: January 22, 2014, 07:11 AM »
I was surprised to find that having true (high) shipping costs hasn't overly hindered my international auctions as much as I had thought. 

Like I mentioned, I cleaned out my entire 12" collection including Taun Tauns and Speeder Bikes.  All of them ended up shipping international where shipping was $55 or higher per item.  I think it ended up driving bidders to buy lots of stuff and combine shipping. 

I had a guy from Germany buy $500 worth of stuff as a result and pay $175 in shipping.

Not sure if shipping from Canada to international locations is similar or worse than US rates though.

What is the going rate of Hasbro 12" stuff these days?  With all the Sideshow stuff, I was thinking of trying to ditch most of my Hasbro 12" stuff if I could get decent money for it.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: January 16, 2014, 10:20 AM »
She is actually a togruta and not a twilek.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: January 16, 2014, 06:51 AM »
Wouldn't ahsoka by this point be over 25 years older than the say 15-18 she is in The Clone Wars?

It all depends when they set the movie, but in ANH Ashoka would be ~35 years old.  I would think that Episode VII would be at least 20 years beyond that, so Ashoka would be 50+ by then.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Favorite Breakfast Cereal
« on: October 22, 2013, 07:08 AM »
I think I have only seen the "Big Three" in one store besides Target.  Target is probably the best place to find all five.  They also exclusively have the retro packaging at Target.  For whatever reason, they have not been stocked in the cereal aisle.  I have seen them either at the end caps at the registers or in the Halloween section.

I had never heard of Brute or Mummy before this year either.  I remember seeing the other three on the shelves.  Boo Berry did seem to be pretty scarce most of the time.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: LEGO #2, Hasbro #3
« on: September 6, 2013, 02:32 PM »
Another thing I forgot to add is quality control. LEGO must have their toys made in some magical fairy land because they always seem to have the correct paint apps, the boxes aren't falling apart on the shelves, etc.

Hasbro seems to really struggle to maintain quality across all their lines. They use the wrong images, inferior packaging, sloppy paint apps, you name it. It just comes across as half-assed.

I have purchased just about every Star Wars Lego set.  I have been a bit behind on my building, but I finally started building the large Imperial Shuttle set a few weeks ago.  This is the first set I have encountered that was actually missing pieces.  They put in two copies of one bag of pieces (that should not have had two copies) and missed one bag.  I called customer service and they had my missing parts shipped to me at no cost about two weeks later (and they shipped from Denmark).  The real neat thing is they have everything on their computer and can tell you how many bags came in the set and can virtually open each bag in the set on the computer and tell you what should be in each bag.  With over 100 unique part types in the set, it made it much easier than taking an inventory off of the parts list.  The whole call probably took less than 10 minutes.  I have never had to call Hasbro CS, but I doubt they could beat the department at Lego.

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