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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 6
« on: December 20, 2014, 05:16 PM »
I hadn't been to a tru for a while.  Today I was in one and wow they have a hefty stock of the R5 droid. :-X

Other Toy Lines / Re: Tamashii Nations Robot Spirits / Robot Damashii
« on: December 18, 2014, 08:36 PM »
Are you buying kits?  Or built stuff?  I'm confused, but intrigued.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: December 18, 2014, 08:35 PM »
Been tryin' every string I can pull and not getting anywhere.  Ugh.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: December 18, 2014, 03:12 PM »
I've seen the teasers on social media but didn't know it would be a HK exclusive.  My heart sank!  :(  I can only fathom cost.  I want one though.  Acid Rain and other stuff has me kinda glad Star Wars is dead slow.  :-X

Once my Xmas bills are paid next month I'm actually eying a 2nd quad eyes and going all in and buying all the figures.  I'd backed off figs but they're really nice so I am wanting the Buck's Team, and now this exclusive fig and vehicle.  ::)

Other Collectibles / Re: Bandai 1/12 Scale Star Wars Figure Model Kits
« on: December 18, 2014, 01:42 PM »
I may pick this up after Xmas.  The kit looks very nice and I like all the extra gear and hands.  It is pretty inexpensive too at HLJ. 

Wow, I got 3 last year, including a Yoda with the cloth backpack I always wanted, even if Yoda kinda was meh.  I'm pretty pleased. :)

1 ) SA Lando (with removable cape)
2 ) Hoth Rebel Hangar Technician/Flight Mechanic/Whatever
3 ) Lt. Sheckill (Jeremy Bulloch Imperial)
4 ) Wedge Antilles, Snowspeeder Pilot Brown Coat Hoth Han w/hip articulation & softgoods for Taun Taun riding!
5 ) Hoth Luke (TVC Figure eats it IMO)
6 ) Human/Hunchback Ugnaught
7 ) Dagobah Luke Skywalker Resculpt SA Lobot...  Because.
8 ) Torryn Farr General Riekean Resculpt
9 ) Hoth Rebel Scout (Hoth Rebel Soldier w/more hyper articulation, basically)
10)  Treva Horme

I can't list it since it isn't a figure, but it's high f'n time the tripod laser cannon get a resculpt too.  These days they could make the thing fold up even.  We need that!  Ones we have are huge, and static.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: December 17, 2014, 04:34 PM »
I agree Nick.  The Hobbit wasn't intended to be LOTR, but rather a little simpler, and so the story I think got a just adaptation from Jackson.  He said he wanted to beef it up to the level of LOTR and I think he took it from "kid's book" to that pretty well.  It wasn't ever going to be as good, but it was good.

I think it could've been two fairly long films, but I think 3 was fine ultimately.  I'll happily buy these as a set when they're out I think.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: December 17, 2014, 04:32 PM »
I like how the petition only has 55,000 signatures when the ratings shares for the show make that number look pathetic.

**** them all indeed.  She was 3rd tier, at best, on the show.

There are definitely two distinctly different camps of fans for TWD I'm noticing.  One of them thinks the show's title is The Walking Darryl.

Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe - The Black Series?
« on: December 16, 2014, 07:11 PM »
I have no clue where 4" Star Wars is going.  I feel like they're devoting more to the 6" line, as far as collector-targeted stuff goes.  Maybe it just feels that way, but damn near every wave is chock full of new tooling so I'm reluctant to say they aren't leaning that way.

I don't know that 4" would go away, so much as 4" collector toys would, and 4" would be all the cartoony and 5 POA stuff, which has customizing potential only to me, and I'd never shell out extra for any of it.  If that were to happen I'd be very much dedicated to other things I collect, mostly out of Japan at this point, which would suit me just fine I think.  Acid Rain would also get booku $ from me going forward, haha.  I actually may even "army build" some of the vehicles!  Hell, that thought alone almost makes me wish Hasbro would bail on collector 4" stuff I wanted, hehe.

I don't think they'd can 4" all together though.  I lean against that thought.  I just feel like 4" could be the kid's line, movie/cartoon focused obviously, and 6" will be a mix of old and new, very collector focused, and perhaps it would flourish with more interesting things like larger accessories, smaller vehicles.

I will say, the MASK news that's out there really is surprising.  Yet another direction they're going?  Is this where Joe's budget went?   :-\

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« on: December 16, 2014, 01:04 AM »
For Dale:

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: December 11, 2014, 07:37 PM »
Big Balls 8.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season One (Spoilers)
« on: December 10, 2014, 10:56 PM »
Yeah, I really feel like the CR90's and the Bail tease are just to throw people off.  I'm not sure Fulcrum is Ahsoka...  And I wonder what the Fulcrum name's significance is and if it plays into who the character ultimately is, but either way I'm really reluctant to say it's Bail (or Leia, by default)...  I'm definitely leaning towards it being something more important and less obvious.

And if EU's any indication, there's an abundance of Corellian Corvettes and a myriad of variants of them, all around the galaxy, and in play by both sides and everyone in between...  I've gotta say though that it's one of the few aspects of the show to actually build a little interest.  Who is Fulcrum?  Who knows.  The Clone Wars base makes one think it's someone who had ties to the era though, as well...  and the military aspect of the war.

I'm wondering now...  Will other things turn up, from that era?  What about the Polis Massaan and their weird moon base?  I'd dig seeing them turn up as a founding species of the Alliance.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: December 10, 2014, 08:17 PM »
The film could be all kinds of ass and piss out the ass, but it'd still have 2 damn fine movie trailers going for it.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Tamashii Nations Robot Spirits / Robot Damashii
« on: December 10, 2014, 07:31 PM »
Gundam is one of the most complex lines of things I've ever seen.  I have no idea how that universe breaks down but it seems like you need an encyclopedia to keep track of it.  There are some amazing vids for them on Youtube though.  I've enjoyed just watching those and how people customize them.

The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Star Wars Commander - App
« on: December 9, 2014, 11:52 PM »
Yeah I'm running out of $ regularly, or alloy, whatever, to upgrade things because I'm now being attacked daily it seems.  Why?  No clue.  Never used to happen but maybe once a week.  That alone will make me bore with this, and I'll quit.

Like I said, I've nabbed screen grabs of some vehicles for customizing (maybe) purposes, and the droid.  I'd love to build the droid for poops and giggles.

But the game?  It's pretty meh.

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