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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season One (Spoilers)
« on: November 6, 2014, 01:50 PM »
I've been watching, but it's definitely not The Clone Wars.  It's not even The Clone Wars in the first season, actually.  I'm with you guys on a lot of the comments...  The ships are great, locations are great...  Characters, they're not so great.  Hera's interesting and Chopper is good.  I can't say I like Kanan, Ezra, Zeb (he's so-so, not as bad as the others), the Inquisitor, etc.

Children becoming Stormtroopers?  Wow that's reaching.  Are they in school for 3 years for this?  It'd have made more sense if they were trying to establish that as some kind of "Hitler Youth" type of camp for teenagers getting them ready for a life in the military...  That's not out of the realm of possibility by any means and I even can see it working in the established storyline.  Maybe the officer was just being encouraging to say, "You'll be Stormtroopers!", like that's their goal but they may not make it.

The cube thing to get out of a pit though, lame...  and do all those kids have the force to jump like that?  Lame.

I thought the side-story of why Ezra was there was good though.

I'm with Diddly on the way they feel like just a group of guys being a pain in the ass on one planet too.  I feel like there are real Rebel cells going on at this same time.  This group is really ultimately nothing...  and I'm going to probably stick with that in my little Star Wars universe.  They don't really do much, or accomplish anything. 

This show is just not that good though.  It's not horrid by any means, but it's far more aimed at kids than TCW was, and it's not got the writing that backed up TCW episodes for some reason.  I'm having a hard time putting my finger on what's missing I guess, but it's definitely missing a bit.

Oh, and the Inquisitor is lame.  He falls right in with TCW's inability to deliver menacing villains.  Tartakovsky was the master in that regard.  Lucas didn't even deliver anyone menacing but the Emperor.  He was as inept with using the sub-villain characters properly too.

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Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe - The Black Series?
« on: November 6, 2014, 02:33 AM »
I'm not a big 6" figure fan myself, but I friggin' called that a 6" line wouldn't shock me as a bit of a "reboot" to GIJ going forward, while they hash out what they want to do with the line at all.  I was met with tons of "You're wrong, it's gone, it's dead, they should sell it to someone else who will do it right for us!" type remarks... Sound familiar?  Sounds like Star Wars collectors, hehe.  ;D  I brought up the movie's staying power, etc., and was met with ticket sales which means jack in the toy aisle ultimately.

I felt like a soothsayer with the call because then the 6" rumor cropped up pretty soon after then...  It makes sense because of the way Star Wars is going, which (arguably) is more popular and has a more devoted collector-base...  I still think Star Wars is destined for no 4" collector-focused figures.  Or maybe Star Wars is just lingering longer because they paid for it and GIJ is in-house, I dunno.

Anyway I tried making the argument about the 12" SS figures seemingly hanging on too, but yeah...  Oh well.  Who knows what GIJ's future is?  Except I don't think it's dead.  I think it fell prey to Hasbro's upcoming juggling act as they deal with this onslaught of movie properties from Marvel, DC, Star Wars...  I think GIJ is (mostly) on this "hiatus" because manufacturing resources in China are going to be geared at those properties for the foreseeable future and it'll be steady.  I think if GIJ had a film coming, they'd get their fingers in the pie too, to some degree.

I'm not sure it'd have a 4" presence, but maybe.  Star Wars still does, so who knows.

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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel "Super Awesome Me" Action Figures
« on: November 5, 2014, 11:10 PM »
It's almost creepy realistic...  like a toy looks like a toy.  That looks almost too realistic to be a toy.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels - 5 POA Animated Style Figs
« on: November 5, 2014, 09:56 PM »
Be nice if the vehicles would hit K-mart.  :-\

Wait, I thought all the figures were cancelled to 2015 or something?  Whahuh?  :-*

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: November 4, 2014, 06:20 PM »
I tried Gotham but didn't get hooked.  I liked The Penguin, and I dug the idea of the Riddler's background and stuff...  I liked it a little bit, just didn't get into it so I quit. :(

I tried watching The Affair and The Leftovers, and both are depressing to the point I can't bother.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 4, 2014, 06:19 PM »
But they had others trapped (not just the guy who was part of the group that overran them) at the end of the previous season...  It's possible Rick & Co. were further down the line to be slaughtered.  I agree, I don't know that they'd have kept them long term though.  Waste of time, plus they were curing meat by smoking it for long-term saving it...  I think it's reasonable to think they'd leave them in the car for a while, if even to just weaken them.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: November 4, 2014, 03:20 AM »
BTW I see there's a painted laurel...  production?  Seems like Bucks Team are in some kind of production for an Asian toy/convention, as well as a sketch of a new "Fox Team" character...  A woman, with a crossbow, and a fox deco gas mask. 

The line's creator is up to his ears with creating this universe.  I give him credit.  I wish he'd put it to a cohesive story and put some of that out there.  He's got some of the groundwork laid out, but there is a lot more needs done to explain who is who, what's what, and who/what are where I think.  Hell, just a full map of Earth as it is in that universe, would be helpful.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: November 4, 2014, 12:07 AM »
I tried hard to show people the little stuff they do to the vehicles to make you WANT to play with them, and not just set them on a shelf!

I mean, they plug screw holes (these aren't your Hasbro vehicles folks) with hand-holds, and little hooks/holes/loops to add stowage, ropes, scale chain, backpacks, whatever...  You could hang your prisoners on them, whatever you wanted.

It's small details like that, which really floor me. 

I just did up a Quad Eyes photo shoot in my little weird space backdrop I've also been enjoying (on my Twitter Account, as well as any picture I take of a toy at this point, haha).  The Quad Eyes takes the Mk2 Speeder to a whole new level...  plus electronic.  Small electronics, but electronic nonetheless.

These mesh with Star Wars perfectly, the company gives a huge hoot about collectors...   It's really a line Star Wars collectors, the ones who nitpick details anyway, would love I believe.  It has that "World War 2 Sci Fi" vibe.

The Laurels...  Good god they cannot get those made fast enough!

I'm probably ordering Argurts soon.  I didn't want sucked into the figures too, just vehicles, but the figures are getting me.

I'd love to see this universe translated into a comic book or something.  Hell, a cartoon even.  It'd make such a good graphic novel or anime.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 3, 2014, 11:58 PM »
Who's to say they weren't given food/water?  Unless they stated that and I just don't recall it of course. 

I agree, I debate that timeline some.

I would think they're a hike from Atlanta too...  I mean, it seemed like the Prison wasn't just next door to there.  It wasn't next door to Terminus either...  I dunno.

It wasn't my favorite episode either.  I agree about Beth wrecking things and the twist at the end...  and I assume the "You can come out now" line was meant for Everyone Hates Chris now, since the twist is back at the hospital with Beth & Co.

I agree on the cleanliness of the place...  The car batteries gave it a little more believability but the reality is after 3 years, that few people, middle of Atlanta...  Stuff not jiving as much.  We'll see though.  How do the fuzz get in/out of that building too?  They seem to do so freely, and get to their little hoard of cars, but yet the outside is overrun...  weird.

Looks like the 2nd Group is going to run into stuff and have to go back to Rick & Co.

They split up, it's slowing down...  Hopefully it gets ugly again.  This wasn't a great episode.  OK parts, but not great.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: November 3, 2014, 11:52 PM »
not the best things in the world, but next to them.

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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: X-Wing/TIE Fighter Rerelease?
« on: November 3, 2014, 08:36 PM »
I played, and let me say I would not be in an elite squad anymore.  Time to work my way back up.  I hope there's a way to back up your pilot.  :-X

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: November 3, 2014, 07:06 PM »
Giggity!  :D

Seriously considering an Argurts Infantry now for completion's sake.  I have the Sol Commander and I like him more than I imagined.  I'm not a Joe articulation guy, but I'm looking forward to the Bucks Team they're working on too.  They are apparently a full team of figures, so they're a bit more interesting in that regard too.

Army building at the price is unrealistic, but one of each never hurt. ;)

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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Star Wars Commander - App
« on: November 3, 2014, 07:05 PM »
The new TIE ship was pretty awesome.  I bought a few but I only play the game on my gf's iPad on weekends, soooooo, I don't get very far.  I'm getting close to maxing my base out though.

Siddy, hit me up with your username.  I can try to look you up in-game if that's a possibility?  These filthy Rebels need to feel the crushing heel of our Imperial boots...  and stuff.

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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: X-Wing/TIE Fighter Rerelease?
« on: November 3, 2014, 12:59 PM »
Check amazon out.  That's where I got mine for a fair price.  They have real simple ones all the way to $500 ones haha.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: November 1, 2014, 10:08 PM »
Finally saw some rebels toys tonight... Not one thing I wanted though.  No walkers or TIEs.  Bummer.

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