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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Do You Have Pets?
« on: June 14, 2016, 09:02 PM »
Sorry too Matt...  Geeze. :(  Love animals and again, know how hard this is.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2015 - 2016
« on: June 14, 2016, 08:59 PM »
Well to be fair I've also seen 4 Steelers Super Bowls and 2 wins too. :). Very aware it's a spoiled city for sports.  Just wanted to see Sid & Co get a 2nd before things get blown up.  Plus Duper is around if only off the ice. 

Any others opponent and I'd probably pulled for the Sharks. 

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2015 - 2016
« on: June 13, 2016, 11:17 PM »
Toronto sucks?  Nah, can't be. :)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Do You Have Pets?
« on: June 13, 2016, 08:22 PM »
I'm sorry Rob.  Know how hard it is, every time. :(

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2015 - 2016
« on: June 13, 2016, 08:21 PM »
Don't get me wrong Murray was outstanding but Jones was miles superior to him.  Now look at it game-by-game, and while Murray was really good, he let in softies a lot because he's not a vet...  It was comical at one point because the Sharks were firing high short side on almost every shot it seemed, and the wrap-around attempts because Murray's lateral movement is pretty bad at his age (Lots of goalies are at that age) isn't screaming "great".  He came up big a lot and I keep him in MVP talk for sure, just I feel Fleury is better currently.  If they can keep two great but that's easier said than done and a local guy says he has heard Fleury's agent wants a trade.  *shrugs*

Like I said I'm not dwelling on that...  If they lose him, so be it, I just hope they get good return if that's the case.  We could certainly use the higher round draft picks.  It's a shame they didn't have the luxury of letting Flower knock the rust off, but the playoffs don't work that way and his concussion ce at the worst possible time for him.  :-\

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2015 - 2016
« on: June 13, 2016, 02:23 PM »
Thank you.  Seeing 4 Stanley Cups in my lifetime is pretty nice. :)

I personally don't feel Murray was anything but a distant third.  Kessel might've been my vote but Crosby was overall an unreal player all playoff.  He was constantly matched to the oppositions best lines, and his play largely kept San Jose's red hot first line quiet.  He was outworking everyone but maybe Letang and Jones every night it seemed, but it was every series.  So I can see why he got it.  If Kessels line was our top line how do they fair ya know?

But at the same time I'd maybe have given it to Kessel.  I'd have voted Letang over Murray, personally.  He was a machine.  I saw some mention Bonino...  I can sorta see it as honorable mention. 

I think Murray will be a really good goalie but Fleury is better.  Just injured at a terrible time and no time to knock the rust off.  I hope they don't trade him but I hear his agent is irate.  Not worried about it at the moment.  :)

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I've often thought I'd shell out $19.99 if the figure was essentially a mini Sideshow figure (sans real cloth outfits...  capes I like, skirts sometimes, but not the thought of miniature entire outfits).  But imagine a Clone for an example, that had like 3-4 sets of hands with various poses to them (open hands, closed/weapon holding hands, pointing hands, etc.), every weapon and pack, possibly multiple headsculpts, and articulation set at a standard.

On a figure like the new Leia, where some of that doesn't make sense or whatever, she's maybe got a specialized large accessory or a few things even.

It'll sort of kill army building completely (well almost anyway).  It'd be so far niche though, and so off their idea of what "works".  But when you think about it, how much 6" is only selling to the niche?  Are kids giving that line a 2nd look?  Do they care at all about that?  Volume sales would still matter, but it has to matter less for that line than 3.75" at this point.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: June 8, 2016, 01:36 AM »
Some backlogged Ori Toys/Acid Rain World news...  Which comes out in dribs and drabs on social media by the line's creator.  It's kinda fun that way.

New figure pictured...



Forseti - Viking Shield soldier...  Bulkier armor, snowy deco, redesigned weapon, new visor on the Laurel Pilot's bucket...  Also looks to feature the new style articulation, which appears to enhance poseability and hide joints better.  I'm anxious to get some of the figures featuring this innovation.  Also, looks to be a nifty box/cargo crate the troopers come in.  Army building time!  :D  I'm sure those bitchin' crates will find their way into my goofy background diorama that's ever-changing.

Also a variant of this basic figure planned as a con-exclusive...



AMM Soldier's...  They're a security force for "Beehive", a company that sort of has some monopoly on the honey trade in this dystopian future where bee populations are critically low and honey is an incredibly valuable resource.  I dig the deco on these more honestly.  They feature the Laurel Pilot's bucket and visor though.  And they also appear to get packaged in a special cargo crate for the AMM force.  Kinda neat.



Better pic of the Hiroshima Laurel Worker, and he comes with blueprints. :)  I hope the regular Laurel Worker comes with them as well.  Not known yet, but there is often some little extra paper freebies packed in with the vehicles in some way or another.

Oddly, the Hiroshima Worker figure is a bit more "generic" looking to the regular Laurel Worker pack-in figure.  Kind of meh, but I'm sure I'll manage some cool headswaps on them regardless.

Lastly and not leastly, a tease... 



The Laurel Arachnid Model... Looks like a prototype or test shot of some sort.  Heavily armed.  Reminds me very much of a model I just got in the same-ish scale.  The Arachnid is creepy...  I'm hoping the final product is changed some, as while I like the shoulder cannon on the Laurel Mech itself, I'm kinda thinking some big missle pods up on the shoulder would be way cooler than the cannon we already have.  Either way, it's kinda creepy looking and I dig it.

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Well that's what I meant...  Hasbro CAN'T do it because it costs too much to do figures like this.  Not to say I'm not buying $20(+) action figures, but for Hasbro that's not gonna fly, so it's not really possible for them because they have constraints these companies don't...  Then again these companies aren't looking at moving 100k of a figure either.  They would gladly, I'm sure, but also realize they're catering to the small market. 

But hey, at least the small market has something...  Tough to complain about that.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: June 7, 2016, 11:10 PM »
It's The Waif...  I was pretty blown away myself.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: June 7, 2016, 07:35 PM »


I'm always kinda surprised by these characters outside of the show.

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I haven't kept up with the project like I should've...  Mostly via my brother really.  What are the Pirates looking like?  Is there a Roberto Clemente figure? :P

I was allowed to narf a skeleton and again, I say, probably the most finely engineered action figure, any line, any scale, I've ever seen in my life.  Proportionally it's incredible, and it's got articulation for days.  Even the wrists are ball-jointed...  on a SKELETON.  There's no room to work there but they make it work, and it looks perfect.  I guess some people aren't even realizing the wrists are ball jointed, it's so finely hidden.

I'm going to order up skeletons and do some deadies here and there.  Perfect figures for an Uncle Owen/Beru burned custom if you're so morbidly inclined too.

And to boot, the skeletons have these clear plastic bits so the armor and things fit them well, and not all loose/sloppy.  Also, a clear foot sleeve thing so the figure has a peghole to stand on a stand too.  Just awesomely designed, and the thought/effort is extremely intricate and mindful.  "Love" went into these.

I'm not much for ******** on Hasbro...  They're a big company with big problems.  And they can't do stuff like this anymore.  Not in China at least, and not for the pricepoints they are forced to hit by big retail.  The days of GOOD cheap figures may be over I guess.  But the days of GOOD figures are far from gone.  You can get them, you just have to pay now I suppose. 

I wish there was something akin to this for Star Wars.  There's the inability to reuse parts and things, so that's sorta where this hits a roadblock IMO, but man, they'd make some nice figures.  It'd cost way too much and would price out most people though.  I think it's clear it could happen, but it couldn't happen under Hasbro I'm afraid.

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What Jeff said...  Given the general state of things, I'd preorder a case from EE and call it a day.

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I recall these being for 5/4 even...  Yeah this is frustrating.  Tough to collect a line that is only in pictures for the majority haha.  I only get excited by these figures at this point too, so doubly frustrating for me.

I have found new things that I tie to Star Wars collecting that I enjoy but I watched TFA again last night for only the 2nd time (long story why I couldn't while it was in theaters) and man, I want toys more than ever now.  God I want a scaled XWing and TIE...  I want SA figs, and obscurity...  I want an SA resistance trooper, officer, and ground crewman...  I want the pilot with Biggs' markings on his bucket, I want an SA Atsy...  I even want the modern day Porkins/chunky pilot. 

And that's not even getting into the myriad of Imps and variants.  Hell, I want an SA General Huxtable.

*sigh*

Oh and people hated the Rathtars?  Not me.  I want toys.  I loved those!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: June 2, 2016, 07:20 PM »
And Star Wars toys...  Well not "cool" I guess.

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