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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: '67 Shelby Cobra found after 45 years
« on: April 30, 2015, 03:29 PM »
Every situation like this I ever read or heard of, the owner is basically hosed.  Though how long they owned it tends to vary of course.  Insurance covering it seems to depend how your policy is worded regarding theft.  It's weird.

I have actually read several stories like this just different cars.  I never saw it end well for the guy who currently owns it though.

It could also be that the car is in bad shape.  Shelby frames sell for a decent amount of course though haha.  But yeah there could be little left of the car but the body and frame.  I know this guy who got a 65 fastback he owned back in a similar story but while it was mostly complete it was rotted on the frame n floor pans and the engine was seized.  :(

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Six?
« on: April 30, 2015, 01:39 AM »
So I watched all of 'em and the "bonus" vid from CA, and I'm kinda curious what the deal was with the "Bad Batch" and if they're even remotely close to a Clone?  Hunter kinda looked like Spirit + a Clone + Billy from Predator (which was reffed in the bonus vid).

Wrecker...  didn't care for what they did there.  Seriously.

Crosshairs was neat.

The tech guy didn't even look like a Clone, at all.

I dunno.  Weird storyline...  I liked it, really, but the Bad Batch felt like it needed a lot more explanation as to why they are like they are.  And the bonus vid didn't cover it.  Not one person asked a friggin' question regarding their origins, why they're Clones, but not quite.

Anyway, good arc...  Fun seeing the base from Rebels turn up.  I knew they'd made it for TCW but never realized they got that far.

Mace's speech was funny too.  Good moment. 

Definitely worth checking out.  Even rough, those stories are fun.

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Just gotta drop $2000 to get it to space, and you've gotta be set.  If they don't get tickets for that, I think there's no justice in the world.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: '67 Shelby Cobra found after 45 years
« on: April 29, 2015, 11:04 PM »
That's awesome...  I hope it's in decent shape when you get it back Paul.

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Six?
« on: April 29, 2015, 11:02 PM »
I dunno, would it be "cheap" to do it?  I would like to see them finished too, so don't get me wrong, I just don't think it'd be all that cheap and they're probably just moved on from it at this point (or so I assume). 

They seem to want to distance themselves from anything but the OT, in a weird way.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Launch X-Wing, Score Tickets To The Premiere?
« on: April 29, 2015, 07:04 PM »
Well, maybe...  so far, they haven't, but two dudes sent an X-Wing into space via weather balloon to ask for premiere tickets, and I hope they get them. :)

https://www.yahoo.com/movies/star-wars-fans-x-wing-space-j-j-abrams-117681922342.html

I'm kinda curious what that X-Wing looks like, after I assume coming back.  I'm going to assume similar to as if Luke landed it, since that seemed to be his weak point.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« on: April 29, 2015, 05:37 PM »
I dunno, I can't help but compare it even to the Class I vehicles, which were simply miles superior to ANY of the Class II stuff we've gotten since.  Stamped thin plastic only works if you're getting a "deal" IMO.  Like with the giant hero X-Wing, it's essentially a properly scaled X-Wing, for $34-ish or less.

But $25 nets you sub-par stamped plastic ships that weren't nearly as cool as the little dropship thing, or Y-Wing...

That said, I still do like the TIE Advanced.  I think I'd really give the transport higher marks if it weren't hollow but actually had a floor.  I would at least feel like I could do something with it I guess.

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And now AprilShowers nets you 15% off...  I think?  I just got this coupon code today.  Didn't try it, but didn't see anything saying you couldn't use it on anything either.  I admittedly didn't have time to look too hard though either.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: April 29, 2015, 05:30 PM »
The uber awesome Laurel had boxed images on social media this week...  So those are on the way too.  I have that on order, looking forward to it.

I'm going to wait a little bit on the remaining Bucks Team guys since that'd be like $200 in one sitting, plus I want a 2nd Laurel.

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Six?
« on: April 29, 2015, 05:29 PM »
As per The Front Page Story, the "Bad Batch" set of unfinished episodes is up on SW.com for your viewing pleasure.

While not finished, they're still pretty awesome episodes... :)  Too bad these didn't get completed, but we got that school lunch BS.  :-\

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Not GOG, but Steam now has a great May the 4th holiday deal going on...  Really good prices on all these old games.  I'm caving now and buying the Jedi Knight collection, and getting X-Wing: Alliance on sale (Not a fan of XvT anyway, so skipping it).

I think Rogue Squadron is up on Steam, may grab it too while I'm at it.  Always wanted screen caps from it to build that sweet old looking hovertank they have or some of the buildings.

Check It Out!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: April 27, 2015, 12:52 PM »
I thought he was setting up a revolt against the Lannisters ultimately and Bolton would be just a means to an end, eventually.

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I almost think the limited pool of the Japanese stuff may even be more of a draw for me, if I were to delve into 6" scaled stuff at all.  I'd almost prefer that than the temptation of a more elaborate line like Hasbro's going to churn out.  Still, you never know how obscure some of the stuff could get from Japan.  So far it's all been safe bets though, from any of it.  It's still so new.

I like the Hasbro stuff, actually, and have been tempted at times.  It's got flaws, but overall I think it's got some nice stuff even with the "cellulite".  I actually bought my first (and only) 6" figure they make tonight, as I happened upon a Bossk at a Wal-Mart.  Since I like  all things Bossk, I caved.  He's got some ugliness like the knee pins, and the mismatched yellow, but otherwise he's pretty neat.

But if I were to add a whole 1/12 collection, I'd prefer to go the higher end route ultimately.  And the pics seem to imply the two don't jive real well scale-wise either so I'd not want to mix them either.  I think if that were possible I'd be even more tempted, actually.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« on: April 27, 2015, 12:35 AM »
For me, that's some of it, but I never really cared one way or the other on the Vintage ship comparatively to this one...  I just wanted something superior than what we got, ultimately. 

It's basically stamped low-grade plastic, at this point, for $25.  On this particular vehicle it's taken to what felt like a bit of an extreme too, with the two seat thing going on.  It doesn't have a "floor" to speak of, so you can basically just set a couple figures in it.  A lot of what feels like wasted space then taking a bottom out of the equation.

I felt the lack of rolling wheels was a huge disappointment.  Again, no floor, not really as easy to do that either.  The weapons don't move much, and it inhibits it somewhat. 

And of course, it's a fair bit small...  Just all around disappointing.  I was pleased to have gotten it for $20 shipped, but anything more at a store and I'd have returned it once I saw how disappointing it was.  To me it just sucks.  I thought the AT-DP sucked too.

If the transport were more of a box than just basically 2 seats, I'd probably have given it a little more love.  That's where, compared to the vintage one, i think it probably failed the most, to me.  The wheels would be a close 2nd too though.

I liked the TIE Advanced somewhat.  The Phantom I never picked up, so I'm indifferent on it.  I found the TIE kind of fun though.

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Saga Legends / Re: Saga Legends "Mission Series" Figure 2-Packs
« on: April 25, 2015, 09:29 PM »
They've clearanced lines before and not killed them.  Perhaps Star Wars is losing real estate while they focus on movie lines like Marvel for now then back with the following reset?

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