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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 26, 2014, 09:32 PM »
Lotsa junk, that's possible...  I definitely think that car and the funeral home are tied to Terminus.  I feel like everyone wandered into Terminus with a pretty ho hum attitude.  Given the Woodbury experience, I'd have scoped the place out a bit from a distance first.

BTW ever notice nobody has binoculars?  Weird thought.  I keep some cheap rifle scopes in cars even, just for something to use if I need to.  I've picked up some binocs cheap at yard sales too, to keep handy.  To me that's one of those things you just have, yet nobody ever has these anywhere.  They're searching houses, they've got these packs of stuff, yet it's like nobody has some pretty basic things for survival.  Just a weird thought.

Bravo Team I believe was the stuff sold at Target?  I can't recall offhand what it was called but i think that was it, and the Shermie and Tiger I are old...  I'd say honestly you're really coming into this at a very, very bad time. :(

1:18 military stuff is ALMOST dead.  Hiya Toys is doing figures, and that's honestly it aside from Garage Kits that come out and are expensive and usually a mod for an existing piece.

1:16 armor's alive though...  I've transitioned to it.  The figures and support stuff usually look ok with it.  There's a T-34 just came out and is fairly priced.  1:18 though, it's virtually dead outside of fictional lines of course.  Costs in China really killed it off I think, coupled with changing retail landscape in the US.

I wish I'd bought more of it when I could've.

If you are really wanting into the line though I have some extra stuff I'm open to selling around.  Some modern, some WW2 (limited though).  It's one of the few toys I have seen actually bump up in price for the most part.  Kind of surprising.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
« on: March 26, 2014, 01:55 AM »
What fun stuff would you like to see snuck into this?  Like the Stormtrooper Transport...

It's reworked, but it's awesome and takes some PT goodness and that original toy, and makes something awesome we all recognize.  Very much for us.

Something I hope to see?  I'd like to see the AT-PT incorporated in some capacity...  An improvement on the AT-RT, and a transitional vehicle to bridge that gap with something that actually looks like an attempt at evolution.

Like the Y-Wing in Clone Wars, I'm anxious to see what maybe they slip into this cartoon that resonates with the older crowd.  Little things like that are awesome.

I'd dig an Imperial Gunship too.

I think part of my want for the AT-PT is selfish in that I'd love a toy of it, but I think ships and things evolving, even slightly, is a nice thing to witness.  I'm hoping to see how the Alliance gets its first fighters too, if we indeed see the Alliance being born.  Fighters sort of embody the Rebels, so I'd like to see some CW hardware given to whoever makes up the initial group.

Just wishing out loud tonight for some new toys I guess.  Maybe a little anxious to get those new Rebels vehicles in my collection too.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 25, 2014, 06:23 PM »
Burped her out, and protects the entire perimeter of Terminus?  It all comes full circle.

Wow, only since 05?  That's surprising.  I would've guessed it was up longer than that.

Yeah short of assortment number information, which I assume is kept track of to some degree, I don't know.  Individual figure UPC's matter at all other retailers though, so I imagine they get maybe better tracking info from a TRU or WM then?  Or they too just maybe go by assortment numbers.  Hasbro will say, "X figure sold really well..." though.

I never see the Hasbro reps people have seen over the years...  Separate topic of course, but it just strikes me weird that I think I have seen a Hasbro rep two times since 1995 in a toy aisle.  I don't know how important they are (were?), or if they even still do that?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 25, 2014, 03:59 PM »
Yeah the bikers will probably be pissed if they see everyone together from the main group...  "You're hoarding all the hot women left!!!!"

That'd piss me off more than the zombie bomb Rick left at the house.  So much for their "This is a perfect world" theory.

I was a teenager, and  was simply flabbergasted, and I probably had a schwing moment going on too.

Then the dude on the leash I'm sure killed it, but I know I kept my eyes peeled for her at every turn during the show because, well, oh my god.  She was a nerd's wet dream come to life.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 25, 2014, 03:03 PM »
It's certainly bad, whatever it is...  I don't think I'd have gone anywhere too far into that place.  My gun would be with me, and I'd be near an exit.  Oh, and I'd be all, "Hey, are you Tasha Yar?  You lived down here and survived?  That's neat."

I think the SW brand team gets that information from all the retailers of course, or so they say anyway.  I don't think the SW brand team has any influence over the HTS people and vice versa is all.  In the past I know they've said how HTS is "separate".  They always said it that way, like it's not something they really would be able to work closer with than a Wal-Mart, Target or any other retailer.

It makes me wonder if the entire thing isn't just a subcontracted entity by Hasbro then, rather than basically starting a whole retail business up from scratch.  I forget when HTS went live.  If there was a press statement laying out any specifics on it?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 24, 2014, 08:50 PM »
I loved Sunday's episode...  If the separation of the group was represented by the lack of seeing characters in an episode, I guess that could imply that Tyrese and Carol are maybe a ways off from all the other people at this point.  that's interesting to me.  They're lagging behind everyone perhaps?

I think it fits with the claimer group that they would go after Rick.  Rick strangled one of their group to death and let him turn to use as a weapon against them.  They aren't above payback for that.

This is exactly what I was thinking Matt... 

To me they want him dead because they're po'd, nothing more.  Far more selfish than the thought they're avenging a friend or anything like that.  They're not happy their member got killed maybe, but I think the motives to track Rick and kill him are pretty simple really and have nothing to do with comradery or anything like that.  Just PO'd someone did something to them.

I don't mind the Abraham group myself...  I think their characters haven't had much time to develop into anything since they're really just tagging along with Glenn at this point.  I assume all 3 become more important.  Rosita's really just eye-candy at this point and barely spoke till this episode.

Looking at us being at the end, my 3 most likely to die characters are:


I have a different reasoning on each one...  I'll probably be wrong because other than Herschel I haven't guessed much right.

Tough to say that's shocking.

That said, my first GWAR experience was walking into the area toy show, and seeing a gorgeous woman in GWAR armor and paint walking a member of the band around in a leather mankini, foam armore, on a leash, and so yeah I dig GWAR if for no other reason than I appreciate their eccentricity.

The "Why can't HTS be a more useful option?" type of questions came up a good bit in the Q&A's and at conventions in the past...  It's my understanding they're under Hasbro's umbrella but basically wholly separate entities (possibly even sub-contracted to another company entirely?), and HTS is basically run like any other retailer for the most part...  They're at the mercy of whatever Hasbro's putting out or how they put it out, and their own inventory controls.  They can opt in (or out) on exclusives, etc.

It makes me wonder if they only got TBS 4" Wave 3 in (and select past waves of figures) because they are offered them when other retailers are not ordering as much.  Might be some trend there.  They go through goofy long dry spells then they're clicking along sometimes it seems.

Funny you mentioned HTS and stuff because I was just at their site the other day thinking I'd use the coupon code before it expired, and there was nothing there I wanted.  They didn't have a lot of TBS 4" in stock, they had basically no TVC left in stock.  I was shocked they'd moved their stuff from the past several years so well.  The coupons since TVC have been sporadic I thought.

It's a separate entity but falls under the Hasbro umbrella.  It is very separate if Hasbros manufacturing and design elements though. 

Colman speaks to me only in my dreams.

And any time I'm at a hockey game I can hear jjks swearing about the Preds on the wind.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Six?
« on: March 21, 2014, 02:29 PM »
Grievous' kidnapping of Palps is already in CW 2D, and is pretty outstanding actually.  I'm kind of cool with that being the way they go with everything and not stepping on it.

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