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Those Hasbro pics rarely translate 100% too...  I think it may look better in person, but who knows.  It's by no means the mini-replica it was at Toy Fair, but I never expected that.  I hoped, but with paint aps where they are in this line?  They've been cut to epic lows...  1995's were superior in many ways.  I wasn't expecting much more than we got so I'm not really disappointed at all.  It is what I expected.  I think it may even look a little better once we get it.  The Fleet Trooper wound up looking significantly different from his Hasbro press pics...  This may as well.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 12, 2014, 07:32 PM »
Yeah, the guy that talked to Darryl was the guy bouncing the Tennis ball around the house, and on the porch, like I said...  Same actor.  It was noted on the previous TD for that episode that he was a "known" actor (I didn't know him) but it made sense you'd be seeing him again in some greater capacity.  Nice that it was confirmed. :)  I figured it was only a matter of time before a biker gang became some kind of threat because they're out there in force...  It'd make sense they'd be survivors.

I knew Maggie had said something about just being tired...  I loved her sign weapon.  That was bad ass and she should've kept it.  Single-blow killer.  Tiring, but for 1-3, it's a devastator.  Drop it if there's more.  Oh, and thank you sooooooo much for that picture...  Good god.

I think "taking" from people wasn't on the Governor's mind as much as having a stronger force...  Supplies are limited, but the bigger your army, the better your chance at survival and making sustainable supplies.  Basically restarting society...  the Governor was very much into that aspect of things.  Supply stealing is better left to small forceful groups, but the Governor was about having an army, and a safe city that could/would expand and grow...  Taking in the old/sick wasn't an issue to him at all.

The bikers seem like takers...  They're rape, steal...  They don't want a wife, and a life like before.  They'll want just to take from those who have.  They'd be an issue for sure, but hypothetically a place like Woodbury would've grown to where a group like that wouldn't have been a major issue I think. 

That's such an interesting dynamic though...  Having all these different levels of evil.  Small marauder groups, large structured groups where control at the top is a major issue, but want ideal lifestyles for the situation...  Then the possibility of a "bad" version of Michonne running around, capable and content to live by itself, but equally capable of murdering and pillaging by themselves...  True survivor, who's so mentally off anyway they prefer being alone and that society has collapsed.

I think Rick really had the Governor as more a parallel then, to himself, than say these bikers...  They're maybe more like a parallel of the military group that was roaming around, who maybe wouldn't have destroyed Woodbury if they'd arrived at it unharmed, but would've perhaps taken it over because they're now the dominant force in it, and run it their way.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 12, 2014, 02:19 AM »
I don't really feel the same about how the Governor was running Woodbury...  I don't think he was luring people in to take what they wanted, so much as I felt the Governor was open to bolstering his forces at any turn so long as they weren't a threat.

He killed those military guys because they wouldn't show loyalty to him, they'd show it to their CO...  Likewise Rick & Co. are a threat because whoever leads Rick's group would've been a threat...  Likewise with his new group that had the tank, two brothers, Martinez...  They're people who were a threat to him being in charge at that point, and so he disposed of Martinez and the stronger personality brother.

His thing was all about control though, I think...  He took people in happily if they posed no threat and were docile or willing to go into the hierarchy of Woodbury without causing waves (Tyrese's group, Andrea/Michonne).  He always had to have that "lackey" follower who would enforce his will, but wouldn't question it.  It was Merle, then Martinez, then Tank dude...  At least that was my impression of him anyway.  He always was willing to keep/protect the weak to some degree, he just wanted to be the one in charge and nobody else.

Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars Mini-Skateboards (Tech Deck)
« on: March 12, 2014, 02:12 AM »
I'm glad this actually helped...  I honestly had no clue about them, so if it helped one person, more power!  :)

Now if they'd done skate park sets of Coruscant or Tatooine or hoth or something?  Oh a Hoth snow trench halfpipe!  Yes!


I bought so many of the old Tech Deck sets because the steps looked good with figuers on them, or some looked like just good industrial Star Wars backdrops.  Some of the steps were a little too earthy for my tastes but made good old looking steps for World War II figures to be on...  On clearance I cleaned out some Wal-Marts of those sets.  There are some little ones I'm hell bent on getting at a little Toy Zam store in our mall but they're dragging their feat on further discounts.  >:(

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 11, 2014, 09:55 PM »
Nice how all women in the apocalypse are totally hot and doable...  Even Carol, man.  She's pretty shmokin' off the show as well.  The apocalypse isn't looking so bad now...  except the guys are like Shane which is rough to deal with if you're me.  :-\

Oh and yeah I didn't think of the house as a trap, but just the guy's home.  A mortician, or just a guy into weird stuff, whatever, but someone who lured the dog there and cut the warning stuff down to get all the zombies at the door, then boogied to his hoopty.

The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Tiny Death Star app
« on: March 11, 2014, 09:51 PM »
I get bored with it at times then I feel like I need to get back to it, so despite me wanting to quit, I'm still there plugging away.   :-\

NOT a fan of the Snowtrooper officer's Kama as it basically nullifies all the leg articulation.  Fortunately making cloth Kamas is about one of the easiest things to do, and doesn't even need sewing, so I'm fine with that...  I'm still excited for him though I will be modifying hopefully a couple extras for Platoon Leaders.

This Dagobah Training Luke will be replacing my OTC figure, hands down (nyuck nyuck)...  He has the open palm hands for the stands even.  Hasbro put a $10 figure out there...  Don't disagree that they should've hidden those elbow pins though (Jayson mentioned that to me on twitter and I agree).  Still, I'd rather the pins be there than no, or more limited articulation at that joint.  I'm happy as a clam.

Dak, I see lots of folks dumping on him (far worse than he's just a head scratcher to them) and to me, he's a perfect snowspeeder pilot army builder.  Blue emblem helmet, comes with a Rebel rifle you can toss to some Fleet Troopers...  He's a great army builder so even if we don't get a snowspeeder (I'd love a damaged Luke speeder with the bent blasters and cracked windshield), so I'll take him.  I didn't get enough TVC ones.

I may sell my Bastilla(s) off to people who need them more...  Even loose on Ebay she's still fetching a nice price.  Sort of shocked given these were rumored.

These next two waves I'm ecstatic for.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 10, 2014, 10:09 PM »
Yes, same actor.  Dude bouncing a ball.

Glad that worked out...  GENERALLY people are honest I think, and they return a box that isn't theirs...  It's so easy to transpose numbers but it's slightly less excusable on packages since, and that's even more so true right now since deliveries are slow for the USPS after Valentine's, but crap happens.

I had my carrier trying to get me to get my brother's wife, who lives out the road from me with her mother right now, to return a package she delivered to them on accident...  Apparently calling her wasn't getting her to return it to the local PO or even leave it out for her to pick up.

I guess that means it's somehow up to me to track down my brother's soon-to-be-ex for her to get the package back to deliver it to the right person.  ::)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 10, 2014, 08:06 PM »
I thought Lauren Cohen said something on TD about why she was lying there but now I forget...  I think I zoned out just watching Maggie and Sasha's legs throughout that episode.  Oofah.

I liked the Darryl/Beth arc, the whole "are there good people left" conundrum (answer seems to be "no" by episode's end, at least outside the group), and I felt the Maggie/Sasha/Bob story was a tad slow except for Bob's flashback since we basically don't know Bob...  What about Bob?

The actress who played Sasha had a lot of good insight on TD...  Maggie, she seems to ramble a bit, but I liked Sasha's thought-process of she wants to be alone because every time she's with a group she's kicked out, or they're psychopaths, or they're killed by worse groups...  It's a different perspective.  And Bob just digs having people around.  He's like my cat.

Darryl/Beth's angle was fun though.  I wonder who has Beth now though...  Keep hearing about potential comic characters who may have her.  And I want the douche who threatened to take Darryl's wings to be the next "Tank Guy" to get a bolt through him. :)  It's always the biggest dickheads I like seeing get offed next.

Since I could get the sets from Disney for less than retail, together, free shipping on Ebay, I went that route....  I'd love more of some of those droids!

I'm not really disappointed in anything shown yet...  They're not usually indicative of production shots, so I'll wait.  I think Yoda looks good though...  Luke's arms I get the anger on them not looking perfect by all means, but I also say they're intended for poseability so I'll take them.  His eyes look far goofier to me.  I could see swapping Bespin heads with him though.

Of the group they're all must-buy's to me.  I wanted a poseable (hyper poseable) Dagobah Training Luke since the day we got the OTC figure, honestly.  I hated the limited use of that figure from Day 1.  I wanted a Luke that can do it all, and he and this Yoda fill that role perfectly to me.

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

If its marked delivered the USPS employee has scanned the DC barcode n left it somewhere...  Check anywhere they might've left it besides the front porch...  It could've been stolen...  If you can't find it call into your office for the post master and they can at least ask the carrier who scanned it where he put it.  :-\

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