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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: April 5, 2016, 11:42 AM »
I don't read the comics, so I'm assessing this as a pure TV show.

I have no problem at all with the cliffhanger.  Sure its a tease, but some of the best shows do this all the time (Game of Thrones, Lost, Breaking Bad, etc.).  Heck SW E7 ended with a bit of a cliffhanger about what happens next with Rey and Luke, and we still have no real idea of Rey's heritage.   If you don't like cliffhangers you probably shouldn't be watching TV, or movies, or reading books that are part of a series.  Either that or load up on Xanax for season finales.

Like I said, I have no idea what the story line is in the comics and where it is "supposed to go" from here, but I mostly really liked the last episode.  I agree all the roadblocks seemed like way too much trouble to go to even if they did have thirty scouts with walkie talkies, or a drone, or whatever.  But I just chalk it up to creative license to build the tension and show Negan's power.

I am looking forward to next season and how Rick and the crew decide to handle Negan's power, how they may try and build an alliance with others, etc.  I'm guessing they're not just going to play nice and hand over 50% of everything for too long.  **edit - I just read a snippet about how the comic series plays out and it sounds like some solid material for next season.**

And I ended up liking the Carol/Morgan story line as well.  They found some new friends and it might give Carol a shot at some moral redemption by seeing how a different "society" has managed to survive and deal with the moral challenges of a Negan/zombie world.

I felt this season was fairly solid overall.  Its gonna be a long summer...

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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« on: March 31, 2016, 05:45 PM »
Even if its not a key part, it would be nice if they had The Ghost in the background so it could help justify making a toy out of it.

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The top one is a Sky Trooper.  I believe it was in a couple of packs including the Ambush at Star Tours 4-Pack.

Not sure about the E1 Obi-Wan.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 29, 2016, 11:08 AM »
Do the characters make similar bad decisions in the comic series?

It seems the show oscillates between somewhat plausible plot drivers (everyone is sick in the prison so we've got to venture out and find antibiotics) and randomness (we're likely to be attacked any minute by a formidable force we know very little about, but lets all run out in different directions).

I get it that the zombies and carnage are part of the draw, but couldn't this show also be clever all of of the time and have a consistently logical plot?

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Nice score McMetal! 

I'm still missing most of everything from Wave 4 onward.  About the only thing I see stocked infrequently is Wave 5, but its always mostly cleaned out before I can get there.  Wave 3 came and went really quick, and I don't know of anyone locally that saw Wave 4.

I'm getting really tired of hunting for these things.  You can't find these on HTS.com, and the secondary market is off the charts nuts.  $70 on Amazon for a General Hux.  $35 for a Han Solo.

It would be really nice to hear from Hasbro what the heck is going on with this line and where all the product is.  Has it all shipped? Is it stuck in China?  Did they delay Wave 4 so it will come out after Wave 6?

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LEGO / Re: LEGO 2016 (possible TFA & Rogue One spoilers)
« on: March 23, 2016, 03:06 PM »
There isn't a Star Wars Easter polybag at Target this year, is there?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 21, 2016, 01:30 PM »
I assumed they just drowned the child in there.  I was waiting for the infant to pop out of the water and bite someone.

My wife and I discussed that a bit and agreed that its good they don't usually show kids/babies as zombies.  That is probably a bit too disturbing for a prime time TV show.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Indiana Jones 5
« on: March 16, 2016, 03:50 PM »
I wasn't a fan of the giant ants or the jungle cutter contraption either. 

That whole jungle cutter scene includes the cutters themselves, a fairly dump sword fight, vine swinging, and ends with giant ants. 

The rest of the movie was decent, but this eight minute segment really drags the whole movie down for me.

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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Disney Infinity
« on: March 16, 2016, 02:19 PM »
Picked up the formerly PS4 bundle exclusive Boba Fett Infinity figure at Target yesterday.  Can't wait to fire this up with the kids on our Xbox this weekend.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Indiana Jones 5
« on: March 15, 2016, 04:01 PM »
Thanks Jeff. 

I hope this also means GL has been fully bought out (like with Star Wars) and doesn't retain any creative rights.  He didn't seem to muck up Indy too badly even though Indy 4 was pretty weak, but its time for some new talent to lead this franchise.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Do You Have Pets?
« on: March 15, 2016, 02:50 PM »
It'd be lot easier if dogs weren't so damn cute and endearing. 

Sorry to hear about your loss Rob.

My dog is turning 10 in April and has started that downhill slide that may take months or years to play out and has me thinking about her eventual departure from my family.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Indiana Jones 5
« on: March 15, 2016, 02:47 PM »
Remind me who owns new Indiana Jones movies these days.  I see where this is posted on a Disney web site.  So is this like Star Wars where Disney can do whatever it wants with new films?

I'm guessing things are a bit more complicated as it relates to redistribution rights to the first four movies, but curious if Disney has full authority on this. 

Agreed that the last film was really weak.  I'm hopeful Disney is able to revive this movie franchise with some new energy.

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Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: The Force Awakens - Novel
« on: March 10, 2016, 03:59 PM »
Finally read the book last week.  I was really bummed with the lack of anything really new.  It almost seemed like the author watched the movie and then wrote the book.  There was very little new dialog or inner thoughts, and only the couple of really minor scenes previously mentioned.


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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 2 (Spoilers)
« on: February 29, 2016, 09:38 AM »
I think the Empire would be filled with people who felt the galaxy, before the Empire, was out of control, in a vast number of ways...  We can see the Empire as the great villain, but it's never that clear or clean-cut to everyone involved in reality.  The Empire maybe promised peace, prosperity, security, expansion, the elimination of some things largely loathed (even though they, themselves, perhaps now controlled this and called it another name perhaps?), and people would flock to it.

Even Luke was going to sign up for the Academy and join the Empire just to get off of Tatooine. It must not have had that bad of a reputation if regular honest farm folk were signing up for it.

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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 2 (Spoilers)
« on: February 28, 2016, 03:58 PM »
Also didn't care for the "Pitch Black" like creatures.

Weren't those Acklay creatures?  I assumed that since it was a moon of Geonosis, and there were Acklay in the Geonosis arena that they were supposed to be Acklay.

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