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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 2
« on: November 14, 2016, 03:58 PM »
I canít find a better place to post this SoÖ 
Does anybody know if these port issues are affecting Hasbroís distribution? Iím worried this might delay the later waves of R1 Toys to come.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/korea-line-outbids-hyundai-merchant-for-hanjin-shipping-assets-1479110355

Looks like this has been going on for awhile and Hanjin only owns 14 ships.  If Hasbro has a clue, they would have moved any contracts to more reliable shipping companies long ago.

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LEGO / Re: LEGO Sales and Deals
« on: November 14, 2016, 10:44 AM »
There have been some pretty good discounts on a couple of sets on Amazon over the past few days.  Picked up a TFA Mil Falcon and Clone Wars Turbo Tank for over 30% off.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 14, 2016, 08:51 AM »
Interesting episode that I'm not sure needed to be strung out for 90 minutes.

One question that wasn't clear to me... Michonne seemed upset at whatever she saw at the end. I couldn't place what that was looked like a steaming pile on rocks. Did anyone recognize this?  If so, it went right over my head.

It was all their mattresses that were taken by The Saviors.  Apparently they just like to be dicks by taking people's stuff and burning it.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 7
« on: November 11, 2016, 01:33 PM »
Reissues are fine, but pick better figures.

Ahsoka and the ERG would have been much better than Lando and Ackbar.  Heck, go ahead and throw in a FO Stormtrooper, or Rey, or Phasma.

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Disney Parks Droid Factory / Re: 2016 Droid Factory R2-H16
« on: November 11, 2016, 10:28 AM »
Thanks guys.  Just ordered mine.

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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 3 (Spoilers)
« on: November 10, 2016, 11:38 AM »
Not a very good episode. It was like a bunch of kids playing tag on the playground. How hard is it to aim straight? Even if they do get a hit it is shrugged off.

Agreed.  I had to stop the episode a few minutes in and check Wikipedia to see if I missed an episode.  It seemed completely random and not very good at all.

If this is going to be the last season you would think they would have some pretty big sweeping story arc with a nice dramatic finish.  Maybe they're going to wait for the last six episodes to pull that off, but this episode and the Super Tactical Droid / Rex showdown episodes just seemed like random stories that didn't fit in to any story arc.

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: Walgreens Black Series 6" C-3PO
« on: November 7, 2016, 02:19 PM »
That is really, really strange.  Why would they bother to do that?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 7, 2016, 10:13 AM »
I hate Dwight. I hate him worse than Negan. And I dearly hope they have the balls to kill him off instead of trying to cornhole him into some lame ass, unconvincing redemption story. Probably not, but one can hope.

My guess is that you'll get both.  He'll be redeemed and then get killed.

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Black Series Imperial Hovertank Pilot @ TRU.com

Awesome.  Free shipping on all purchases too.  Thanks Jeff!

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Rogue One / Re: The Playset Thread
« on: October 25, 2016, 01:41 PM »
Just got my first order of space walls (ouch says the wallet).

Anybody tried hooking up fiber optic or LED lights to these yet?  Just curious where to go about sourcing these.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 25, 2016, 12:38 PM »
Just watched this last night and managed to avoid spoilers.  Yowza.

I agree with everyone's statements.  Not sure if there is ever going to be a redemption or happy ending, but hope at some point the writers feel free to diverge from the comics if the comic story line has wallowed or is lame (I don't read the comics).  I don't just want to watch a brutal show if there isn't some element of hope, but I think they can resurrect that with new characters and growth from the existing ones.

One thing that I both liked and didn't like was the show's graphic nature last night.  In general the violence hasn't been too graphic in this show.  More cartoon violence (or off camera) than graphic.  The season premier was very graphic.  It certainly set the tone and made for a tense viewing.  While I personally don't mind violent TV shows, I'm worried it might turn off some viewers.  My wife has watched this show and enjoyed it with me from the very first episode, but if the violence shown in last night's show continues she will quickly drop off.

I'm looking forward to the rest of the season and the introduction of The Kingdom.

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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 3 (Spoilers)
« on: October 25, 2016, 12:26 PM »
I generally love Rebels (great to watch with the kids) and can roll with the punches on some of the lamer episodes, but one thing that kind of bugs me was the reintroduction of Rex (and Wolffe and Gregor).  Rex just pops in and out at times, doesn't really feel like part of The Ghost crew, and doesn't really feel important to the story.

The past episode is a great example.  Is there really any reason that episode couldn't have functioned nearly as well without him?  Any Clone Wars insights could have been realized with just the Jedi vs. The Separatists.  The Clone Army is irrelevant.

I also feel like they've mostly ignored Zeb in the past year, more or less when Rex came on board.  While Zeb isn't my favorite of The Ghost crew, what I did like about the first season and a half was the small cast and how all the crew members interacted.  Maybe that was getting stale and the characters needed to evolve, but I don't find adding Rex as a plus and I feel like the writers minimizing Zeb has been a minus.

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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: October 13, 2016, 11:19 AM »
I'm just excited we've got a bunch of new characters, almost none of which is known to survive (granted we don't know if they die either).  I'm looking forward to the freedom the story will have to kill significant characters in the movie and surprise us.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: October 13, 2016, 11:16 AM »
They always demo this on a table / smooth surface.  I wonder how well the walking feature works with carpeting and if the feet get caught and topple the walker.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 1
« on: October 11, 2016, 03:49 PM »
So now I'm in this stretch of time where I have wave 1, haven't seen the movie, and am trying to stay away from spoilers.  So that leaves me with a few questions about the accessories and how to display these figures.

Great post!  I struggle with this too. 

I've opened any Rebels/TFA related figures and displayed them, but any Rogue One items that I've snapped up I've simply left packaged in a corner.  I won't open them or really overly inspect them until after the movie is released.  Like you, I don't want to think too hard about the figures and thus the plot of the movie as I would like as much as possible to be surprised by as many story elements as possible.

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