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Got mine shipped from Paul yesterday. [THANKS!] I really like this batch of them. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: October 10, 2016, 01:17 PM »
Finally caught the end of season 2.  I liked that the action was heating up and they tied up a lot of storylines.  They really shrunk the cast back down, offing Chris and leaving Strand behind, so hopefully that sets us up for better characters in S3.  I would have liked some of the hotel peeps to go with them - the doctor and Hector seemed like good additions to the cast.  Not sure what that crossfire at the border gates was all about, but it will be nice to get the crew back in the states again to at least get rid of the constant subtitles. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: October 8, 2016, 11:37 AM »
I caught up on most of the latest episodes yesterday.  Just two more to go.  For me, this show feels like a foreign bootleg of a figure.  It's interesting because it's closely related to something you really like, but it also looks cheap with glaring flaws.  You'd put it in your collection as a novelty, but it doesn't hold a candle to the official product you know and love. 

Yeah, the characters are all pretty lame.  No, I don't like watching the majority of the show through subtitles.  Of course the family drama is completely overdone.  But what bugs me most about the show is that they don't follow the "rules" of the original show. 

 - The zombies are conveniently slow and non-threatening outside of anyone purposely trying to kill themselves.
 - At times they just wander - why aren't they all pressing up at the fence at the colonia?
 - The zombies all walk in tidy, convenient packs.  That group Nick ran into on the road earlier in the season all just walk in a tight group?  At the same speed?  Staying in the confines of the road? 
 - I can't stand the way everyone just slaps on a little zombie blood and suddenly they're invisible to the undead.  TWD uses this sparingly and makes a big deal of it when they do it, and there's still a constant threat of it not working. 
 - Why would the mob of zombies just keep walking off that pier? 
 - Was the soft piano music really enough to attract zombies several floors up?
 - How did anyone ever get infected?  You can fight off hoards of zombies with a busted wine bottle.

I know it's hard to defend "realism" in a show about zombies, but that's really what it comes down to for me.  TWD feels like a constant, real threat.  FTWD feels like a cheap tabloid trying to capitalize on the latest buzz of the original.  The only truly interesting thing they have going is that Alejandro somehow survived that bite.  I wonder if we'll find out it was something other than a zombie bite or if there's some real clue here to the origins of the virus. 

Rogue One / Re: 2016 New York Comic Con
« on: October 6, 2016, 02:51 PM »
Admiral Raddish looks fun, though hands are bit humanoid for his species.

That might also be the angle - seems like they might still be kind of webbed.  I always thought that of the feet though - seems funny that mon cal feet fit into human size boots.

Rogue One / Re: Kohls Rogue One 3.75" Box o' Variants
« on: October 5, 2016, 02:17 PM »
For the record, I don't really care for buying toys at Kohls.  I think they're overpriced on almost everything, and it seems like they're perpetually running some kind of "sale" to soften the blow of their inflated pricing.  And the price?  Getting all 4 of these figures in the original 2-packs would cost you $30 + tax.  This set is $35 IIRC.  This... nickel and diming is just not cool.  So on principle I think I may avoid this set.  Especially since all of these figures are 5 POA.

Kohl's basically uses the old Kaybee Toys model.  They tell you it's $20, then immediately mark it down to $16, so you feel like you're getting a deal.  On top of that they offer 10-30% off pretty much every day or Kohl's Cash, so you can end up getting it for more like $12-14.  They're happy to sell it for $12, but there's half a dozen other higher prices people will pay for the same thing depending on what day they buy and if they remember their coupons.  There typically isn't much to buy there for toys anyway, but when I do want something I tend to wait for a big sale/deal.

Rogue One / Re: Kohls Rogue One 3.75" Box o' Variants
« on: October 5, 2016, 07:31 AM »
I think we've reached the stage with Star Wars where almost no one feels they have to buy everything.  If they just issue straight repacks, I think most of us that already have the figures will pass.  If they make some tweaks, it suddenly gets a bit more interesting to pick up if the price is right.  No one should be "Mad" about the offering - if you would have passed on it as straight repacks, just pretend its still straight repacks and wipe it off your to do list.   ;)

Rogue One / Re: Kohls Rogue One 3.75" Box o' Variants
« on: October 3, 2016, 04:21 PM »
+1 - I will take a few paint ap changes to a straight repack any day of the week.  I'll still be looking for a deal on this though...

As I guessed, none of my Walmarts had these on the shelves when they were supposed to. They were all sold beforehand despite their being barred from sale before 9/30 or 10/2 depending on whom you believe.

How do you know they were sold?  I don't think a few of the WM's near me have gotten theirs yet.

I'd be game for one as well Paul.  If you don't find them, I'm going to DW in a few weeks and might have a shot at picking them up for people.  I'll try to check in periodically with this thread for a count on what's needed.

I really want to like this set, but meh.  I already have the shocktrooper from WM and he's the best of the four. 

Wow, those look amazing.  I'm thinking about the deluxe one, but $80 is pretty steep.  I like the special on the hatch by itself too, but still pricey.  I hope these guys have a sale at some point.  :-\

The K2S0 looks really cool.  I'm tempted to get Cassian as well in those duds.  Feels like if I get a few though I will rationalize wanting them all.  I might try to wait for a nice sale on these.  You can get most of the first run figs for just $15 now...

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: October 2, 2016, 12:56 PM »
It sure didn't look like there was a lot of steering options from the clip of the control buttons shown in the video.  I love all the other features though, even the nerf missle.  I will definitely get one of these when they get down in the $200 range.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: Target Exclusive Rogue One 3-pk
« on: September 30, 2016, 03:09 PM »
Jyn is a straight repack, which I don't quite get. The Death Trooper is the specialist version with the Sandtrooper like gear. He's different than the mainline release.


The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: Target Exclusive Rogue One 3-pk
« on: September 30, 2016, 11:28 AM »
Hmmn...any idea when this comes out?  If Cassian is the only new figure, I might return my individual boxes of the other two.

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