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Wow.  Kinda glad I'm not a GOT guy (yet), so I didn't get sucked into these.  Too bad they couldn't come out with something a lot closer to the versions shown as those look like some really cool figures.

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Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars Posters
« on: Today at 11:55 AM »
Hmmm, I only ended up getting 5 points with today's Freeform code.  Is there another one that gives you the other 20?

In oly got 5, and the code hasn't changed from yesterday's.   :P

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: December 5, 2016, 04:40 PM »
I guess I'm in the minority in liking last night's episode a lot more than the previous two.  Lots more action and we are finally getting a lit bit of what's going on with everyone instead of these character-specific episodes.  I'm liking that Carl made it to Negan's HQ - I figured they were going to use Daryl instead, so it was cool to see this come to life.  Yeah, Carl probably should have shot Negan, but where's the fun in that?  And keep in mind, he's a scared kid with one eye.

As for overthrowing Negan, I don't think it's all that simple and that's what I think they're trying to portray.  So far, we know he  gives you an iron to the face for minor infractions/fun, beats people's head's in as an introduction, and is willing to kill off every man in a community that acts up.  His enforcers have it pretty good (despite random abuse/scares to keep them in mind), so they're probably not looking to overthrow him.  I think he's got most of the saviors sold on his dictatorship being better off than people being on their own.

As for communities rising up against him, I think that was the point of the previous episode where they let us know that all the men were slaughtered. They've also demonstrated a few times now that if you are the person committing the infraction, it might be someone else who receives the punishment.  If you're Rick with a girlfriend, a teenage son, and an infant daughter, it'd be pretty scary to think about what he could do to any/all of them if you didn't take him out, or what his successor might do even if you got to him.  If you care about anyone in your community other than yourself, it would be tough to do much against him.

Agree with everyone else on getting rid of Spencer.  I hate that Self-entitled whiner. 

Rosita and the one bullet thing is beyond stupid.  Way too much storyline about it at this point.  That single shot better have a big payout for us in the near future.

There was another clip of paralyzed-with-fear Rick in next week's preview, so I think you're right with him holding onto Judith for a while.  It's not like he doesn't have half a dozen wives sitting around to help take care of her. 

I think the build up to the mid-season finale is going to be a fun ride. 

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: December 4, 2016, 01:49 PM »
Any chance the Sandtrooper has a removable pauldron?  The 5POA version has one, so we might be getting a Sand/Stormtrooper.  I'd buy up a heap of those.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: December 4, 2016, 01:15 PM »
+1  I liked this episode.  Tara's not my favorite character, but her couple of funny moments and another camp of survivors some where was a little interesting.  At least there was some shooting and zombies in this episode. 

I really don't think the cliff hanger last season is driving the lower ratings.  Part of it is probably just age of the show and part of it are some of these slow, less action oriented episodes.  I'm still enjoying the show - just not as much as prior seasons.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: December 4, 2016, 01:10 PM »
Uhh...both those clips look great.   ;D

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Recent purchases
« on: December 1, 2016, 06:13 PM »
Yeah, curious distribution on these.  I found the wave with Vader, along with FO Stormtrooper, Luke, Kylo, Leia, Old Han, Phasma, etc.  a week or two ago as well. Weird to see them shipping almost on top of the Ahsoka/ERG/Jyn/Deathtrooper case.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: December 1, 2016, 06:05 PM »
I would love it if those are the four characters.  I'm not a huge walrusman guy, but if we eventually get Greedo, Snaggletooth, and Hammerhead to go with him, that would be awesome.  Those cantina guys are some of my favorites from the original vintage lineup. 

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: November 22, 2016, 03:55 PM »
That's a totally new figure right?  Or same as what was in the VC line?  I'm only interested in tracking it down if it's truly something new.

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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 3 (Spoilers)
« on: November 22, 2016, 08:37 AM »
Well, the Empire thinks a TIE transporter and its four fighters are enough to subjugate an entire world, so...but then again, there was probably less  the population of a US county on the entire planet if all the dissenters could fit on one rebel ship. Lots of sparsely populated worlds. Everyone wants to live on Coruscant, I guess.

Well, in one scene you could see the outline of the trees from space, so I'm guessing that planet was only about the size of a first ring suburb.

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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 3 (Spoilers)
« on: November 21, 2016, 09:52 PM »
Yeah, but all those great plot twists!  Who could forsee Mart staying with the ship?  Then the Empire uses him as bait instead of blowing his ship to pieces or taking him prisoner.  Amazing!  And the two astromechs almost bumbled the whole mine thing, but found the courage to work together.  I almost wept.  The greatest surprise of all was that Imperial mines don't remote detonate if they're moved from the ship bulkhead to a container crate.  Who knew?! 

Between this and lackluster Walking Dead, my TV time is close to becoming my new nap time.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 21, 2016, 01:31 PM »
I don't mind them moving around to different cast members and storylines, but I don't understand why it has to be show specific.  I'd rather see a little bit of what's going on each place than what feels like stand alone filler episodes where they only made a small portion of the cast come into work that day.  You can basically show the same stuff, but edit it together.  I love TWD, but these episodes feel pretty lazy to me.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 21, 2016, 09:11 AM »
Yeah, this was another pretty boring episode.  I guess we get to see that Negan does have kind of a sadistic 2nd in command and it was good to check in on Jesus and the hilltop, but everything else was pretty boring. 

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 20, 2016, 07:27 PM »
Yeah, but outside of a small handful of guys the Kingdom is filled with a bunch of candy asses who couldn't even kill a walker, much less a Savior. I don't see those guys being much help without several seasons worth of training. The other Alexandrians are barely capable as it is. And the Hilltop isn't much better, that's how they got into this mess in the first place, asking Rick to help protect them.

What they need is to find a huge stash of weapons first and then somehow figure out how to get a bunch of the Saviors to turn on Negan and help take him down from within. I don't see them winning an all out straight up assault even with the 3 groups working together.

What they haven't realized yet is that they just need to take out Negan.  We've seen how he belittles even his closest lieutenants.  Between most of them hating him and no real second-in-command, a dead Negan is a game changer.  I don't see the Alexandrians, Hill Toppers, or Kindomers doing much to fight back, though they could also be a sizable force if they had some weapons.  Maybe they join together as a distraction while Assassin Jesus takes down Negan.   :o

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 20, 2016, 10:47 AM »
I think Rick's frame of mind right now is shattered.  He never wanted to be a leader, but took on the role somewhat reluctantly.  Watching someone bash two good friends' head's in with a bat would be pretty traumatic.  He fully blames himself for it I'm sure and the possible follow-up threat of having to cut up his son or what they could do to Carl, Judith, Michonne, etc. has him scared to death.  Doesn't mean he won't fight back at some point - you can see he still wants to in those scenes where he's gripping the bat - but it wouldn't be realistic for him to put up a fight right now after all that. 

As a cop, I assume Rick has a better idea than most of how lying can go wrong.  I don't think he remembered the ledger - if he had, they should have destroyed that immediately.  But hiding stuff, lying, fighting back means someone else gets killed in front of him.  As for Maggie - wasn't it the preacher who said she was dead?  Either way, I think Rick gets that Negan takes whatever he wants. He showed some interest in Maggie when they first met, so hiding her away saves her from a fate worse than death.  That one was worth the risk.

I did like how Rosita immediately figured out how to get more guns.  It's a good bet that more undead have them, so not a terrible way to rearm themselves.  Eugene can make more ammo, which Negan still doesn't know, so Alexandria still has some surprises waiting.  I'm not sure ALL of the guns were inventoried anyway, so won't be surprised if some are stashed away.  What about the gun Carl pulled on Negan's guys?  And didn't Rick or someone hide a gun out by some white house when they first arrived in Alexandria? 

I'm with Scock though - an RPG waiting at the gate for Negan could have ended things quickly.  His troops wouldn't know what to do with themselves.  I guess using the RPG again against Negan would be lame story writing, but that would have been a cool way to turn this all around.  They did go out of the way to let us know that Negan came earlier than expected, so maybe that threw a wrench in some plans to fight back. 

I really like the contrast between Rick and Daryl in this situation.  Daryl could have it a lot easier with no effort, but refuses to give in.  Rick gives in 110%.  It's going to be interesting to see how this all plays out.  Will Rick just need some time to heal, then hatch a plan to fight back?  Or will Daryl inspire the other saviors to turn against Negan with his defiance?

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