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Watto's Junk Yard / Regional Pop (Soda) You Love?
« on: July 9, 2014, 09:31 PM »
Saw this mentioned in an article, and it got me thinking...  Is there regional pop you love?  Maybe you didn't even know it was a regional thing?

Cherikee Red's gotta take the cake for most racist soda in my neck of the woods.  It's good stuff though, and hails from out east a ways, but I still consider it pretty regional.



Very regional is a bottling company about 20 mins from where I live called Natrona Bottling, which still sells pop in glass pop-top bottles.  The flavors are heavy, and the carbonation isn't a mechanical process like most are now.  They actually bought old carbonating machines to do things old school.  Pricey, but love it.

Tried and true Faygo is still big here...  Not just for the Juggalo either.  Love the black cherry.

I love micro-brew beers, but I've found almost every place making its own beer makes its own root beer too, and so I also love to sample the thick syrupy micro-root beers around here too.  I'll even buy a growler, but that stuff can make you sick if you hit it too hard.  It's a diabetic nightmare.

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1:6 Scale Figures and Collectibles / 1/6 Bomb Disposal Clone
« on: July 7, 2014, 08:57 PM »
I used to think my Hasbro Clones took up a lotta space but then...  yeah... 


Clicky and enjoy!

I dig how he comes with the clippers, the bomb, and the pack.  Pretty slick little extras.

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Jocasta's Reading Room / Original Trilogy Storyboards
« on: May 14, 2014, 10:54 PM »
It's on its way to my house...  Time for some good insightful stuff. :)

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1:6 Scale Figures and Collectibles / 1/6 R2-D2 Coming Soon
« on: April 28, 2014, 08:47 PM »
R2-D2 is now on the way, and wow did that Teaser Video leave you wanting more!

Looks like some kind of, at the very least, magnetic doors to open up...  I'm wondering if there isn't a good deal of metal on him though, and the magnet was that little tool they were using to open his panels?

That's pretty awesome if he's largely made of metal though.  I love stuff like that.

This one looks to be pricey though...  But still you'd think they'd be able to re-use him a good deal, so maybe like the Battledroids, he won't be too bad on the wallet.

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Wave 3 at my K-mart now...

K-Mart got TONS of Wave 1 in, but over time (not all at once)...  Almost all have sold through, at all the stores I hit.

K-Mart by me got at least 2 cases of Wave 2...  Again, almost all gone.

K-Mart got Wave 3 in today.  I expect the same thing.

My point is, people need to start faulting retail a ****load more for their over-ordering (or not changing DPCI's, or not supporting the line at all), rather than faulting Hasbro for stuff...  I know that's the "in thing" to do, but seriously...  Case assortments weren't GREAT, but at the same time, perhaps in a non-movie year, retail should be held somewhat accountable...  If K-Mart can do it, why can't Wal-Mart?  Or Target?  They can too.  TRU would be in bigger trouble if not for sales...  which again, where are WM and Target on that front? 

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Other Collectibles / Star Wars Mini-Skateboards (Tech Deck)
« on: March 10, 2014, 05:18 AM »
Because if it exists, it must have Star Wars licensed versions of it, now "Tech Deck" mini-skateboards are licensed to put Star Wars characters on them.



I have to say the art was kinda neat.  They're something I sadly have looked at over the years.  The boys used to want them, and they annoyed the **** out of their mother and I, but I saw a purpose...

The purpose was that Tech Deck USED to make some elaborate sets to play with that were replicas of skate parks, and they're about action figure scaled...  Sets of staircases, etc.  I bought many on clearance and some looked great for displaying figures around out of the box, others take work.  Others went better with my military figures.

Anyway, long story short, I loved the sets...  Wouldn't it be neat if they made Star Wars locations you could play with your Star Wars Tech Deck on?  Like a Mos Eisley empty Hutt Swimming Pool playet?  Or a Coruscant rail you could slide along or fall 9,000,000 stories to your death if you missed it?  Nothing quite like playset teases.

These were spotted at a local Pittsburgh Target by moi, and they're neat looking but I bought none.  I'm sure Jeff wants a Han figure skating around on that Han board though.  :D

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1:6 Scale Figures and Collectibles / 1/6 Geonosian Battle Droid Sets
« on: February 19, 2014, 05:26 AM »
SS is pulling out all the stops with the Geonosian variation of the Battle Droids.  A 2-pack of troopers, and a Commander with a holographic Count Dooku stand that lights up?  $130 for each set, but 2 figures or a figure and a great accessory is pretty cheap for Sideshow stuff.

I was not going to get many PT army builders but these I may pick up eventually to compliment the few Clones I do pick up.

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Star Wars Rebels / Star Wars Hero Series X-Wing
« on: February 15, 2014, 01:57 PM »
A 30" X-Wing was shown, listed as a "Hero Vehicle".  Not compatible with 4" or 6" lines though...  Interesting.

30" sounds like it might be damn close to being compatible with the 4" line though.  Have to crunch numbers.  If it's looking good, it's a good base for customs perhaps?  I'll wait and see.

Sounds like it's mostly just a way to put a big vehicle into kids hands that isn't too complex.  I'm intrigued!

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Other Collectibles / Star Wars "Command" - Lil Plastic Army Men Line
« on: February 15, 2014, 01:55 PM »
Basically Hasbro's trying the "little plastic army men" idea in the line...

Didn't Hasbro already try these?  Between mini-Unleashed, and the original Clone Wars 3-packs?  ???

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Star Wars Rebels / Star Wars Rebels "Mission Series" 2-Packs
« on: February 15, 2014, 01:54 PM »
Zeb/Stormtrooper MS set...  Zeb a direct McQuarrie design?  I'm in!

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Joe Defender / Toy Fair 2014 Hasbro Presentation
« on: February 15, 2014, 01:46 PM »
Sounds like a lot of Kre-O news for GI Joe, but then 50th Anniversary TRU Exclusive 2-packs?  Hmmmm....  Interesting.

The Kre-O stuff, I have to say, sounds really neat...  I dig Lego though, so Kre-O GI Joe just seemed like a solid choice to me.  Terror Dome sounds HUGE!

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Other Toy Lines / Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
« on: February 12, 2014, 08:02 PM »
Hiya Toys has promoted their new "Aliens: Colonial Marines" Alien Lurker figure for a few weeks now.  It's up on Big Bad Toy Store for $20 by itself but I'm guessing by the case figures will drop in price dramatically.  I'm excited by these, as I was told if the Aliens do well, Colonial Marines could very well happen.

The Aliens sport multiple sets of hands, an egg, and a facehugger accessory.

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1:6 Scale Figures and Collectibles / 1/6 Luke & Taun-Taun
« on: December 5, 2013, 08:23 PM »
These are going up for pre-order next week 12/12...  Not a fan of their mounts honestly, because they're solid, and expensive, pieces.  If they were poseable, I'd be far more interested in them.

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Night Sister TVC Figure

As per Greg's lists of figures from Hasbro's site, it seems the Mother Talzin/Night Sister figure was intended at one point to be a TVC Figure.  Weird eh?

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Cancelled The Clone Wars Toys :(
« on: October 30, 2013, 09:12 PM »
Sorta knew this was coming, but...

Seemingly Cancelled Clone Wars Items, courtesy of Greg's master list.

Some of that I wasn't so sure I could recall what was done, and what wasn't, but it seems there's definitely some canned items in there.

Not a CW item, but the list also seems to confirm Mother Talzin from the Target pack wasn't meant to be an animated figure at all, as people were guessing at the time she was revealed.

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