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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 2 (Spoilers)
« on: October 16, 2015, 02:19 PM »
What Dave said.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 15, 2015, 07:18 PM »
The high pressure hose would work if you had enough water, but pumper trucks have only so much and I doubt even Alexandria would have enough water in its systems (assuming they're somehow independent?) to get THAT many blown apart like you'd hope...

I really lean to crushing them with armored-up heavy equipment as the only safe way to go, but I'd not want to be out in a sea of them driving a dozer around myself for sure.  I'd want as many of those things as you could get, going all at once...  They're not terribly hard to drive, wouldn't get stuck, theoretically, if you were able to get them all on a fairly stable surface...  I dunno.  Nothing seems very "good" about any of it.  Zombie herds just blow.  :-\

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: October 15, 2015, 07:11 PM »
I didn't even give the zombie looking in the window a second thought...  I figure it was just distracted, or it was random coincidence...  That was my view anyway. 

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 2 (Spoilers)
« on: October 15, 2015, 07:10 PM »
I'm with Jayson...  This felt like just another boring episode trying to be its own "thing" and not very much part of a greater story.  It almost felt like anything of the greater story was actually shoe-horned in, at best.  Very meh, again.

I liked some aspects of it, but this is kind of what bores me about Rebels, and stuff like this bored me in TCW too when it crept into the show.

But like Jeff's said, if you're wanting Landing at Point Rain every week, Rebels will always disappoint you.  I just feel like the premiere was vastly superior, and they should stick with the "war" in Star Wars and give us battles, space combat, missions, etc.

Going and finding the Clones fishing for a giant worm, just so you can get your Jaws homage on, is the kind of stuff that makes me dislike Filloni's directing.  He sometimes goes too far with that stuff and makes it a focus. 

Regarding the Clones, TCW explained all that jazz about why they turned...  In general they'd not be loyal at all if not for the programming, or they'd at the very least be more independent all around.  The 501st may be important to the Empire, but in TCW the 501st was no more or less loyal than any other Clone legion really.  They just happened to be Skywalker's personal Legion...  and so remained afterwards I guess, and those may have more of a loyalty/fanaticism to them I guess.

I'm digging the pre-AT-ATs next week since we got early glimpses of them, but 3 AT-ATs vs a derelict AT-TE seems mismatched to me. 

I will say I like them playing up Kanan's mistrust of Clones...  even if they used the mistrust angle stupidly with Wolffe's actions (totally agreed, that was beyond stupid even for a half hour show).  It makes sense, but it feels like they'll pretty much drop it after this episode too.  Everything's just AOK now. :)

It's a kid's show much more than TCW was, so it is what it is.  I always find some stuff I dig about any given episode.  Kind of want to compare interior shots of the AT-TE to the ICS of the AT-TE.  Didn't see it jiving completely there.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: The Force Awakens Trailers
« on: October 15, 2015, 06:59 PM »
Football and a Star Wars trailer?  Hmmmm.  Good evening there.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2014-15
« on: October 14, 2015, 11:12 PM »
To the defense of the Toronto fans...  they made baseball... baseball...  interesting.  :P

Other Collectibles / Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« on: October 14, 2015, 11:11 PM »
There's a company up there sells the 1/16 RC tanks I buy and they use couriers like that...  explains the insane mark-ups on shipping I guess.   :-\  They have good stock but I won't buy because their shipping is astronomical and I can get it from Asia cheaper...  seriously.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: October 14, 2015, 07:15 PM »
I didn't hate this as much as some of you did, but I don't care for it as much as TWD (yet).  I think it'll get better...  It did in 6 episodes, so I imagine it can do better next year. 

Agree on some points, not so much on others...  These people are dumb though, for sure.  And absolutely agree most of them are unlikable.  I don't mind the main guy and Salazar, and main guy's girlfriend is tolerable.  His ex wife and all the kids I'd push out of the truck myself though.  All obnoxious. 

I like seeing some of the "fall" of a major city like that...  The hospital scene was pretty neat, like they'd basically laid siege to the hospital after things inside it got out of control.  I found the rioting kind of goofy though...  I mean, a cop is eating another cop, in front of you, and you're just wanting to push your anarchy agenda?  Not pausing at all?  Oooook. 

Anyway, I'll stick with it next year and if it sucks I'll just quit with it.

Somehow people actually have won a "Talking Fear The Walking Dead" campaign...  The only thing I can imagine that is worse is a show talking about it.  Unless Hardwick goes all anti-establishment and actually starts bitching about plot holes, which would be funny, but he's such a chode I know he won't.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 14, 2015, 07:10 PM »
I don't think there's any good solution short of trying to take out the roads they used to get out of the pit...  Obviously you can't shoot them, it's not even a good idea if you THOUGHT you had enough ammo.  You can't seemingly burn them because gas is in short supply as ammo would be (gas doesn't do well over time to boot), and zombies survive fire as we've seen.  Military-grade explosives would be like ammo, a rarity.  Explosives for places like a quarry become unstable if not stored properly, and who even knows how much you'd need.

I think farming equipment and/or some kind of heavy machinery would do well enough...  It should've at least been considered and should be considered even if this problem didn't arise.  Having things like harvesters around would be quite useful.  Heavy duty military trucks even, welded with low-cutting blades would be useful and should be available somewhere nearby I'd think.  Humvees even wouldn't get stuck on the piles like a car did a while back, but surely there's caterpillar dozers around someone could get and use well enough to just mash and destroy a controlled release of them?

Funny all the Fear the Walking Dead hate, when I was just thinking how the people in Rick's town are all about as dumb as the people in Fear The Walking Dead...  Seemed like a pretty interesting parallel.  Lots of ignorance, and bad ideas seem like something no group is immune to, on either show.  :-X

The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: October 14, 2015, 07:01 PM »
If Finn Rey and the Constable are there, I thought that was an assortment that had the Flametrooper and someone else.  I saw it stocked somewhere...  No Kylo but I saw the Flametrooper and maybe Phasma in it I think?

Dollar General restocked heavy on Wave 1...  Kind of shocked at that.  K-Mart put out more Wave 1 too this week.

No clue how you get that free A-Wing because there's none out anywhere here, and nobody in the store knows anything about it, at all.

The Force Awakens / Re: The Force Awakens 3.75" 'Armor Up' Assortment
« on: October 14, 2015, 06:57 PM »
These things are awful.  $13 ($16 at the Target downtown here), and ill-conceived. 

It's a $6 figure with a completely useless backpack.

Pretty much all the figures are awful at this point, but these are pretty good for a 5 year old.

Some aren't so bad...  but the armor up are really wasteful.  God help us if they put in figures people actually want.  For the most part it's been rehashes of things you can get cheaper generally or things you're not that compelled to want. 

I have seen surprisingly few (none on my end really) thefts on these.   :-X

But anyway, in general I think some of the 5POA are ok...  The weird 3PO droid thing is fun anyway.  I'm finding some good amidst all this and it's not costing me $10-per.  It's mostly on obscurity though.  Army builders and stuff, I'm kinda bummed but will work with some of them to make them better.

But sculpt/deco are top notch actually.  As good as they've ever been.  Features and articulation are as bad as they've ever been though.   :-\

Other Collectibles / Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« on: October 13, 2015, 11:09 PM »
Yikes...  The whole thing is odd, but hey at least it is returnable I guess?

Shipping to Canada used to be a lot easier...  WTF happened?

Other Collectibles / Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« on: October 13, 2015, 08:49 PM »
Who'd you order off of Dale?  That's horse **** they didn't mention that additional cost.

The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: October 12, 2015, 02:31 AM »
At least you can look and see you're not being ripped off.  Those Kmart exclusive 2-packs were a disaster waiting to happen.  Fortunately there didn't seem to be a lot of thefts with thwm.  I never got one (of many of all of them) that was tampered with.

I'm not a fan of the boxed stuff though.  In general it's my undersrandinf it's more costly and simpler packaging using blister cards are less $.

Anyway glad to get some stuff I actually DID want.  My  WM had to go through 3-4 cases of wv2 rhis weekend.  That's a lot in a couple days!

The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: October 11, 2015, 05:12 PM »
I had $ at TRU expiring so I stopped by today and they put out a new case of 2-packs so I got bb8 set for $2 and change. :)  Been a busy weekend.

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