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LEGO / Re: LEGO 2014
« on: February 15, 2015, 12:22 PM »
Just finished the ghost and phantom. Both really nice sets, but even nicer that they fit together.  Very cool.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILER FREE)
« on: February 12, 2015, 11:43 AM »
When is the teaser poster going to be available?

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Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars Posters
« on: February 12, 2015, 11:27 AM »
Anybody know when The Force Awakens teaser poster is going to be made available?  I couldn't find any mention of it online.

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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season One (Spoilers)
« on: February 12, 2015, 10:46 AM »
I'd say last night's episode was probably the best. 

I enjoyed it too, although it was funny that my kids said they didn't like the ending.  I don't think they liked Kanan being captured and there being no resolution for his escape. 

Rebels doesn't usually have cliffhangers.  Just simple 30 minute stories.  Even when the story arcs carry over from show to show they don't have a big cliffhanger.

The only thing that kind of bugs me about Rebels is that they spend so much time on Lothal.  I think it would be a lot more interesting if they traveled to neighboring systems more.

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Star Wars Universe / Re: Disney Buys LFL
« on: February 4, 2015, 10:46 AM »
Just saw this on CNN about the standalone movie.

Talk of Aaron Paul being a possible male lead, bitch.  And Felicity Jones just went in for readings.

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How much for measles?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Indiana Jones 5
« on: January 29, 2015, 04:07 PM »
I'm sure they could make up all sorts of stuff that could be interesting.  Indy 2 was good enough when they used non-Christian relics. 

Indy 4 was just an uninteresting relic, or at least the story was told poorly.

They could do Egyptian relics, Asian relics, etc.

Heck, look how cool the intro to Raiders was when they were looking for the gold idol that didn't even have mystical powers.  Just a well told mini-adventure to capture an archaeological prize while attempting to not get shot with a poison dart.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Indiana Jones 5
« on: January 29, 2015, 01:23 PM »
I think Chris Pratt might be decent in this role.  Less interested in Bradley Cooper.  I thought Pratt did a good job in Guardians of the Galaxy.

I know it feels "wrong" to have someone other than Harrison Ford play Indy, but I think the character is great and the story lines are fairly endless (assuming they're done well).

I look at this kind of like the James Bond series.  Should they have ended the Bond series after Sean Connery stopped being bond in 1971?  I still think he is the best of all the actors to have played Bond, but I've generally enjoyed all of Bond actors and movies.  I think Daniel Craig in particular is very good in that role.

If the Indy movies are well done with a different actor, then I'm all for it.  Harrison Ford was in Indy 4, but that didn't help it be anything other than a really average movie.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Strange Magic
« on: January 26, 2015, 01:12 PM »
Wow, that's a hell of a bomb.

How does it compare with "Howard the Duck"?

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Sales/Discounts thread
« on: January 19, 2015, 03:11 PM »
Does anyone use the web site http://camelcamelcamel.com/? It tracks prices on Amazon. Just put in the item you want and it will send you alerts when the item goes below your selected price. It will also show a line graph of price changes.

I just used it for H&R Block Deluxe tax software. It is currently at $27.36.

I use this for Lego sets.  It worked wonders on being able to get sets 30% off for about 18 months.  The past six months though have been different.  Amazon hasn't had good markdowns on Lego.

Still a great tool for getting deals though.

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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Star Wars Commander - App
« on: January 19, 2015, 10:30 AM »
I just deleted this game from my phone the other day.  What a piece of crap.  Its so unstable.  I swear the thing crashed during 75% of the attacks I did, leaving me with no winnings and all my troops are gone.  Very weak.

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  • Tusken Raider
  • Lando Skiff Guard
  • ANH Obi-Wan
  • Jawas
  • Wicket / Ewoks
  • Gamorrean Guard
  • ANH Leia
  • Emperor's Royal Guard
  • AOTC Padme Arena Battle
  • Snowtrooper

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: January 6, 2015, 11:12 AM »
I wonder with JJ Abrams leading this film if we'll even see much previewed or pre-released merchandise like we've seen in the past from a Lucas led company. 

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 8
« on: December 26, 2014, 04:07 PM »
Is there any hint of a Wave 8 in this line?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: December 21, 2014, 06:02 PM »
Saw it yesterday.  I thought it was just meh.  Not bad, but okay.

Too much battle and not enough plot, which I think was the danger of making this book in to three movies.

I agree with the previous comments that LOTR was far superior.  I've watch all of the LOTR movies several times afterwards.

This was entertaining, but I'm not sure I'll ever seek out The Five Armies to watch again.

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