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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Xbox One
« on: November 18, 2015, 11:49 AM »
Yes.  I have a Yahoo article on Xbox BF deals too I will post here later for you too.

I haven't hooked an external HD up yet but have every intention to eventually.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 17, 2015, 03:20 PM »
If I have a fortified town tho it'll serve a purpose. :)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 17, 2015, 01:13 AM »
If peeps could get working RPG's in the USA, things would get ugly...uglier.  :(

Hey, I own a cannon...  With as many RPG's exist in the world, I have a feeling the US isn't devoid of them.  I don't think they're in the hands of guys doing drive-bys and stuff, but I also don't think things like that are impossible to get if you wanted one bad enough and had the $ to get it.  :-X

Droid Factory 2013 / Re: 2013 Droid Factory = NOT Dead in 2015?
« on: November 17, 2015, 01:10 AM »
Where they did show up proved a fool and his money are soon parted.  :-X

That said, it didn't take too long for them to stop selling there either.

God though I'd stock up on that Sandtrooper if he hit 5Below.  That'd be a fun time cleaning out every store I could like with the Gammie Guard! :)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: It's The End of the World As We Know It
« on: November 16, 2015, 08:16 PM »
Next weekend they're saying 40's here, so I'm going to take the time to clean out the garage so I can actually work in it this winter, and get the gf's decorations up and put away the glider and such.  Last weekend was spent fixing a pick-up, seeing the oldest's last game of the season unless they get a bowl, and then using the now fixed pick-up to pick up a new fridge.  Fun.  But at least fun in warm-ish weather.  I think lights are going up next weekend too.  Piss on the cold when it arrives.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 16, 2015, 08:06 PM »
I liked the episode...  It worked ok for me.

Re: the weapons stuff, I think it's as likely this is private stash crap as it is military hardware...  But regarding accuracy in general, I'd take it all back to the two tanks in the show and say not to think about it too hard. :)

But yeah, I mean Abraham hasn't had a military issue M-16 in eons I'd wager.  And who knows where that soldier got the RPG's...  It's the south.   :D

Norman Reedus has leaked it that the voice on the walkie talkie isn't Glenn.  At least that's what he's saying anyway, rather emphatically.

Re: the forest fire, also keep in mind there appeared to be something of a major drought going on not TOO long ago...  It's possible the fire was just ripe for a fire.  I live in an area where burning garbage is still legal, and trust me it doesn't take long for fire to spread.  You don't need gas if things are even relatively dry, actually.

I think the fate of the two that yoinked Darryl's bike and bow are either A) they wind up running into the mega herd and we see remnants of this, or B) they wind up at Alexandria somehow and Darryl gets to see them there.  Either way he's getting the bow back.  I can't see that not happening.

Oh, and I'm with Bill...  I'd want both.

Oh oh, and I'll add that I too didn't catch a lot of the subtle stuff this ep, like Patti and all that.  I got the two glass zombies thing but other stuff was hard to catch.  Hell, even the thing on the walkie talkie at the end was something I didn't hear at first. 

This felt like a lot of Darryl fluff, but supposedly this all somehow plays into the future in some way...  Or so sayeth Norman Reedus.  I'm not sure who the well armed group was, but it's not unheard of for any old random group to turn up too.  The Philly Crew after all.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2015 - 2016
« on: November 16, 2015, 02:29 PM »
Local guy I follow on the twits said today was an "inspired practice".

I dunno.  I don't like HCMJ. Defense is important but he's got no clue what to do with these guys.  Sprong is a real talent and is living a bottom 6 role.  Kunitz on the PP?  FFS.  Just no clue.

And our team is sooooo soft too.  No intimidating D.  Tons of puck moving guys but no bangers.

BTW I think we have as many goals total this year as we scored in that game last year.  :P  I wouldn't worry about us blowing you out at least.  I would say your biggest concern should be Fleury since he's about the only guy showing up every night.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: The Force Awakens Trailers
« on: November 13, 2015, 07:18 PM »
Yeah he sure is a sturdy bugger.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Disneyland!
« on: November 13, 2015, 05:46 PM »
Yeah Chris I had to rewatch it to pick out details haha.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: The Force Awakens Trailers
« on: November 13, 2015, 12:11 AM »
Best one so far?

Lots of cool things. :)

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 2 (Spoilers)
« on: November 12, 2015, 07:15 PM »
Rebels was taking some of the EU and mixing it with their own story.  It was always noted that the B-Wing comes about because of "project shantipole" and that Ackbar at least had a hand in its design.

Given last night's details, that's still at least something that would fit...  The ship's prototype is all we see, the super gun thing doesn't quite work and fries the hyperdrive (if not other things), the final ship doesn't have a twin-cockpit design which the proto did (I actually had designed my own lil ship once and it was like a B-Wing without S foils and cockpits on either side...  Go figure).

And a Mon Cal heading the design process makes me think he's either still involved or passes the project onto Ackbar.  Perhaps he croaks?  Perhaps he'll croak in an episode of Rebels even?

Either way I felt like last night's ep went out of its way to keep the B-Wing EU alive.  I appreciated that.  Technically it isn't in Rebel hands till near the battle of Hoth, as the EU goes, so there's that.

The A-Wing, they've made sure and use the McQuarrie design of the ship which has some significant differences.  That fits with the EU, which in its last stages (for that ship anyway) had it as a predecessor of the final A-Wing we see in ROTJ.  X-Wing noted them as flying distant cover for the battle of Yavin, which folks choose to take or leave, and then the ICS has the Spearhead at the Massassi Temple in limited #'s at least, so there's all that. 

IIRC EU never was clear on the A-Wing much, and the only things I recall (prior to the ICS notes on the "Spearhead) were it being a sort of "answer" to the TIE Interceptor, but then again X-Wing also says the TIE Interceptor was available to the Empire long before the Battle of Yavin (as do other games and some other EU material if I'm not mistaken), and that Vader's TIE was one of many, though his may have been the only one fitted with a hyperdrive.  It's another grey area.  I know in XW, the TIE Advanced ships that do engage the Rebels are more like the vintage TIE, in that they're just a ball cockpit, not the elongated hull...  Some of it's probably just game design stuff but one could argue it's a less advanced TIE Advanced variant than Vader's which may have been sort of a custom ship for him.  *shrugs*  Lots of places to BS whatever there.

So right now it seems like Fillonni may be one of the only dudes looking at past EU, and trying to jam it into the Rebel story line.  I'd rather he didn't use the A-Wing and instead used older fighters, or a mix, or whatever, but who knows who these ones are.  Perhaps they're the group who designed the ship, thus they have it in some quantity?  So far A-Wings are like Red Shirts in Star Trek though.  :-X

I will say I like when they make up some of their new designs.  The idea of light capital ships carrying piggyback fighters like that is pretty  nifty IMO, and so I dig the Corvettes utilizing the A-Wings that way and the Imperial ships (still not seen a designation on that though) with the single flight of TIEs on its belly. 

I didn't care for the B-Wing "super gun".  It opens up too many questions like, if a B-Wing can do this, why don't larger ships like Corvettes, which in theory should have greater power output, mount weapons like this into their design and just one-shot other, similarly classed vessels like that?

Also, if a BW can just be ferried into combat via a hyperdrive capable ship, why not do that and retain the insane firepower?

This is all where adult dissection of the shows has to give way to the wow factor of it being a kid's show, to a degree, IMO.   :-\  Kids like the big gun that blows up a whole Imperial ship, so they go that route.  Explaining it away logically becomes a challenge and something ultimately I'd probably just ignore.  Also along the lines of, "why aren't the Rebel ships shooting back" when they're attempting to run the blockade? 

Also why would one pod of food save these people?  Won't they just be starving again when that runs out?  Or is the Empire just gonna give up on the blockade concept?  And if this is an important thing, why send such unimportant (IE: not destroyers) vessels to perform the task?  Lots of stuff to just basically forget about. :-X

I really want a "Spearhead" A-Wing, in the McQuarrie blue colors with the proper guns...  Would love to have that in the collection. :)

At least they addressed the articulation thing, as a debate...

But here's a pisser.  "Some people like less articulation because they stand better/more stable".

I beg to differ here.  Was going over some POTF2 junk I'm unloading, and even quite a few of the new TFA figures, and I gotta tell you, it's all in how the feet are molded and not one thing more.

Try to tell me the new FO Stormies (Flame and regular) don't fall over with a sneeze, and I will call you a liar.  I own a couple of each to custom up, and they both fall quite easily.  Why?  Hasbro designed the feet in such a way that they're not planted flat and straight.  POTF2 Ponda Baba, Ceremony Luke, and others also sucked for stability.

I've seen that argument attempted as a way to argue pro-5POA, and it's a hollow one IMO, and always will be.

The only one I've ever agreed with is joints popping off/apart, and usually it's only ever at the wrists.  I would also fault this on Hasbro for not designing the figure properly for whatever reason, but it certainly is from articulation being wrong.

The stability thing though, that plagues all figures, regardless of articulation count, if they design it wrong.  Look at figures like the AT-ST Pilots from K-Mart.  The ankles are turned inward and the figure stands on his side of his feet sort of, and thus that figure is less stable.  If anything, poseability helps it.  On the FO Flametrooper though, tell me what helps it because I'd like to know. ::)

Anyway, the article was good I thought...  And I'd say the process has worked fairly well for the most part.  Sure pegs have been empty but there's been resupply and stuff blows out immediately too.  I've seen things spread out to stores like DG, Family Dollar and more, and yet they still sell out.  Sometimes, it's just popularity that is in the way of availability and not a big vast conspiracy like some would try to imply.   :-X  Call me an apoligarian, or whatever nickname is cool to throw at people who hold a different viewpoint.

I don't care for 5POA btw (see above), but tough to argue it's doing well when even Dollar General gets two cases in and blows through all the figures in a week or less.  Pre-movie hype dies off though, so how will this all be doing in February or March?  That'll be the real question.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Disneyland!
« on: November 11, 2015, 09:25 PM »
I'm seeing at least 3 types of capital ships in the sand on Jakku there.  Interesting.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: The new TIE Fighters
« on: November 11, 2015, 09:23 PM »
I noticed in the trailers that the basic (as opposed to the elite) TIE is physically virtually identical to the original fighters in the OT besides colors.  I found that interesting.

Yes. :)

Ugh...   ::)

but yeah.  :-X

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