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Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars "Elite Series" Hot Wheels
« on: December 9, 2014, 09:56 PM »
1:18 scale Falcon?  In Die-cast?  I'm game.

I'll reinforce my upper floor of the house and build barn doors this Summer so I can get it inside and not have the structure collapse!  I can't wait!  :D

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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season One (Spoilers)
« on: December 9, 2014, 09:16 PM »
Part of me feels the Corellian Corvette was something to throw us off...  Just a suspicion.  Then again I could see the show not really being that clever, too, and just making it Bail.

I watch Rebels, but I have to say I've not been impressed.  Top to bottom, it's much more boring than Clone Wars was.  I tune in almost more to see the background and vehicles than the story.   :-X

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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Star Wars Commander - App
« on: December 9, 2014, 09:13 PM »
Yeah, Vader for the Empire...

The Empire also now has the AT-DP Walker as a vehicle option, and a Jump Jet Trooper for the barracks.

I forget the trooper the Alliance got, but I saw they got an AT-TE (ugh, again they **** the bed and give us just recycled crap from The Clone Wars, and on top of it a design the Empire is still employing come ANH).

The game is...  tedious.  At this point it's wearing out its welcome with me.  I was close to a Level 7 HQ, but it's a highly repetitive game.  They changed some game play as well, but for the most part I don't think the game's dynamics have (or can?) change enough to make it terribly interesting.

At this stage of things, I'm playing more to see new vehicles like the Incinerator or the AT-MP.  Otherwise, it's all meh.

Plus no matter your base, pretty much anyone of a higher level can overtake your base and win at least 2 medals...  So what's the point then, if essentially you cannot win?

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Power of the Jedi / Re: Best POTJ Fig?
« on: December 9, 2014, 06:53 PM »
I concur...  FX-7 is probably my top pick.  All the articulated arms, the hyper detail (down to the red spatters, whatever they may be, on the one arm), definitely makes it a figure to be reckoned with.  There aren't many that compare, and it's the type of figure that I don't look at and think, "Boy I wish they'd update FX-7!".

I can't say that about ANY figure otherwise.

Every other figure in POTJ could stand to use a modern update...  Some it's just a matter of better articulation, but every single one could be updated for sure...  Hell, some that WERE updated could stand another update, actually.

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Test Shots, I'd guess...  Not a prototype, but not just something that didn't get painted.  I say that only because the plastic coloring on some of the parts there isn't correct.  These get cranked out in some funky colors.

We posted a story a while back showing test shots of the Saga Cloud Car and Snowspeeder that were like neon green and whatnot.  They're cool IMO.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: December 3, 2014, 07:04 PM »
Merl?  Meryl?  I can't spell it.  I'd like to see her though.  She'd add acting cred.

Nix that, I was pronouncing it in Rick Voice, like he pronounces Carl's name. :)

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: December 3, 2014, 03:11 PM »
If anyone, anywhere, sees an Amanaman staff for an ok price, hit me up...  I'd appreciate it.  :-\

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: December 3, 2014, 03:10 PM »
I think she committed to, uh, committing, when Dawn asked for the guy back...  At that point I think she was only contemplating it, and maybe grabbed the forceps for simply a weapon, in case...  Once Dawn changed things and demanded that guy back, Beth said F it because things weren't going to be good.

I don't think the goal of the forceps was initially to stab Dawn though...  Just so she had something because she was going into it unarmed.  If anything I think she felt bad for Dawn, to a degree, and was trying to reason with her that this is life and it's depressing, and you have to deal with it.

Dawn kind of betrays Beth in a way.  Takes a liberty and a last parting shot, by asking for Beth's friend back as compensation for losing her "ward".  She'd professed all along that the wards were simply a means to an end for her to keep control, while keeping people safer than being out on the street...  Beth maybe bought into that to some degree, but obviously still felt it was wrong and that Dawn was just doing it to keep the peace...  Obviously Dawn wasn't.  She was just another POS like the Governor, or the Termites, or whatever.  Just another person taking advantage of the world as it is rather than facing it for what it is.

Beth's last straw mentally was knowing her friend was going to probably not make it out of there alive.  She snaps, she stabs Dawn and gets shot in the process, etc., etc.  It was her, "**** it" moment.

That's just how I see it though...  no clue if that's how it's intended because I agree it's not explained terribly well.  I think it's subtle, at best.

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Pittsburgh's Steel City Con (www.SteelCityCon.com) returns to the Monreoville Convention Center just East of downtown Pittsburgh, on THIS weekend, December 5th, 6th, and 7th.  Attending?  Peter Mayhew is!  And the Star Trek DS9/TNG guests keep rolling in too.

I'm hoping to see some locals and some not-so-locals as always.  :)  Hope some of you guys can make the trip sometime.  The December show is always the biggest and a nice time of year to visit the city in general if you wanted to.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« on: December 2, 2014, 08:20 PM »


I'm in.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: December 2, 2014, 08:18 PM »
She was up in the neck vicinity, so maybe she was going for it.  Maybe "I get it" is simply letting Dawn know she gets that this is the world, she doesn't like it anymore, she doesn't want to be in it anymore (especially knowing her new friend was going to go back to Dawn & Co.), and she didn't want to live without him?

Darryl said she was tough, but I don't know.  I found the shot of her staring down the elevator shaft telling...  Dawn says about her offing herself, made mention of the scars on her wrists...  I think those were hints at Beth's mental state.  She gained some confidence with Darryl but not much.  She now represents another failed project of his (Sophia, Meryl, now Beth)...  I think Beth saying she gets it meant more that Dawn doesn't, and never would.  She's dilusional about the reality of the world now, while Beth sees it as the misery it is, and Beth maybe is consciously choosing at that point not to be in it any longer, and to make sure Dawn's taken out of it too because she's such a POS at heart, as are seemingly most of the people there who aren't in scrubs.

Just my take...  It makes it a little more tragic, but no more so than T-Dawg's sister really, or Jenner, or Jim.  Some folks will inevitably want to just die, by one means or another.  Not being very rational would explain her putting the whole group in danger of a shoot-out with the Grady cops too.  She doesn't care, she just wants to check out.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Black Friday Scores
« on: December 1, 2014, 07:19 PM »
I just bot an Xbox 1, so there's that.  I don't do Black Friday.

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Collect All 92! / Re: Ree Yees
« on: December 1, 2014, 03:18 PM »
A needed and worthy update...  This one is miles above the POTF2, which was sharp for POTF2 era figures.

I only was sad to see him get his POTF2 pistols updated and not his original pipe looking rifle thing.  That would've been the icing on the cake with this Ree Yees update. 

Now, Yakface is definitely in need, and I'd say Amanaman as well could use a modern makeover.  Those are my top two vintage I'd like to see out again.

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Collect All 92! / Re: Nien Nunb
« on: December 1, 2014, 03:16 PM »
I agree completely.  This was one of my more favored, and I feel overlooked, updates to vintage figures in recent years.  People really didn't appreciate it as much as they should've IMO, and the effort Hasbro took to give us something extra special.

Hasbro went all out to give us the scale, the details, and the nod to the vintage figure with the blaster.  If I have any complaint it's that we didn't get a removable vest, and that's something that added depth and detail to figures that has gone the way of the dodo.  I miss it so!

But Hasbro did give a holster for his vintage style pistol, and they also gave us the POTF2 styled blaster rifle, but an updated smaller sculpt!  My hat is off to Hasbro when they do that kind of stuff with figures like Nien and Ree Yees (though he lacked his goofy vintage weapon...  I'd have dug seeing it updated).

One of my favorite memories working here is misspelling Nunb as Numb, and it getting someone to email me an angry letter and about how I should know the difference.  I've since kept it up simply because I knew it pissed someone off somewhere.  :-*

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: December 1, 2014, 04:27 AM »
I actually kinda figured it'd be Beth so I guess I didn't feel surprised, but it still was a shock.  Then when she was staring down the elevator shaft, I got the vibe she was getting utterly depressed, then she snuck the forceps, and I really started to think they were setting her up to be in some bad situation and toast.

I just felt like she was a weak link, kinda like Bob, and they just seem to off the weak links as far as their characters go. 

There was a moment or two I thought Tyrese might get it because he has that vibe going too lately.

It was a good ending I thought, though.  Tense, and killed an old character...  I liked it.  I'm really shocked at how fast they tore up the Terminus people.  I'm also curious to see, going forward, if anyone from the hospital goes with the group since the offer was made.  I'd think half the cops might want to, possibly the doctor...  Everyone in there's so mentally f'd up though I don't know.  And the wards are all kind of pussies.

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