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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: February 24, 2014, 04:24 PM »
Ah, that makes sense then.  I suppose these companies are looking to sell for big bucks as well, so it's not worth Disney making any kind of purchase unless they have plans in place.  It just stinks that they can't include Skrulls or Kree factions due to licensing crap like this.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: February 24, 2014, 07:14 AM »
Honestly, for the cost why not just sell the rights to Disney?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: February 23, 2014, 10:42 PM »
Then I gave examples where certain characters, based on their back-stories, necessarily need to be certain races.  You largely dismissed those out of ignorance.

No, you missed the point completely.  You seem to have no problem with Johnny's backstory changing from blood relative of Sue Storm to an adopted sibling or sibling-in-law.  Yet you cannot tolerate a world where several other characters could undergo a similar change in back story.  Natasha could be a while American or a Japanese spy or a black chick from Russia.  If you're willing to accept the change for Johnny, I see no difference in a change of origin for others.  Hell, is the movie version of black widow even Russian?  She sure doesn't seem it.  And yep I read the Punisher comic for years.  He is Italian, but they could rewrite that into a poor Hispanic immigrant who loses his family as well - maybe in a gangland shoot out in the South. 

Now try these on for size.  The Black Panther is a black superhero from Africa, heir to the throne of Wakanda.  What if they cast Panther as a white guy from South Africa instead?  There are plenty of whites there, so no big deal, right?  What if they made a Luke Cage movie about a poor white guy from New York who goes to prison, then redeems himself after an experimental procedure gives him steel-hard skin?  Falcon, Storm, War Machine - any issues with those characters being played by white guys? 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: February 22, 2014, 11:50 PM »
Wait wait wait.  They can make The Torch Black, but Doom and Black Widow are off limits?  If they can make Sue's brother another race then they can damn sure change anything.  There are no black people in Russia?  Pretty sure there are Eastern European blacks as well.  Why can't Punisher just be Hispanic?  Is being Italian essential to his character?  That's the most ridiculous rebuttal I've ever heard.  The fact is that they won't make Doom black because it would be considered racist, and they won't make a black hero like Panther or Luke Cage white because that would be racist.  Making white guys black is no problem though for some reason. 

I don't mind revisions to the classics, but count me among those bothered by the trend of changing races or sexes of well known characters.  It reeks of publicity stunt, intended or not and it just isn't needed.  There were no white guys qualified to play the Torch?  Come on.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: February 21, 2014, 11:03 PM »
Mania King looks awesome, but I am limiting myself to just MPH and A lternators scale.  "Not Galvatron" is 7" scale I think.  There were some cool MPH customs of him on Ebay the last few went for $500.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Deluxe Line
« on: February 21, 2014, 04:42 PM »
What's funny about this is Hasbro's overall assortment choices.  They had Boba as a SDCC Exclusive and he quickly sold out.  Then they put him in the main line series 2 and he quickly sells out, but they double up with Han in S2 and S3 instead of Boba. 

Now, they will have Jabba as a SDCC Exclusive, but I would argue Jabba might not be quite as popular as Boba.  Just a hunch.  So people will have a shot at Jabba Excluisve and Jabba retail, but the more desirable figure that would probably sell better outright and will be bought up by army builders is limited to just 1 per case at retail. 

So yes, we will have a massive shortage of Biker Scouts and Jabba's litering shelves and online stores everywhere.  This isn't rocket science Hasbro.  Come on.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: February 21, 2014, 12:24 PM »
I accidentally came across a 3rd party Fans Toys figure called Quakewave (not Shockwave!).  He's Masterpiece sized, has interchangeable hands/weapon, lights up, and has ridiculous detailing.  Incredible.  I was hesitant to get him ...for about 6 seconds.  These Masterpiece figures are really incredible - I just wish they were a tad cheaper. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: February 21, 2014, 09:58 AM »
I guess the role of Dr. Doom will be played by a small, uptight pony.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: February 21, 2014, 09:56 AM »
Agreed.  They should have found a way to film in space with real aliens.  They could have at least used a real raccoon.   ::)

I think the movie looks campy fun.  The previews remind me a lot more of Firefly or Army of Darkness than Green Lantern, but to each their own. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: February 21, 2014, 01:45 AM »
I have always... and apparently will always... dislike the FF.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: February 20, 2014, 08:00 PM »
Another shot at Masterpiece Grimlock? Sweet!

Thanks Jeff for grabbing a pic of this. I didn't see it anywhere else, so didn't know it was coming until this went up. Now if TRU/Hasbro would see fit to reissue the Optimus Prime set, and not that Year of the Horse thing...

And of course I just bought one off Ebay for $150 a few weeks ago.   ::)  Just as well...the Transformer guys around here snag that stuff up right off the truck.  I've never seen any of the MP sets except seekers at TRU. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: February 20, 2014, 01:17 PM »
It feels like the Green Lantern.

Yeah, except better actors + a fun plot + lots of humor + possibly a good movie.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: February 19, 2014, 12:26 PM »
Funny, the Raccoon and the Tree are the best characters IMHO.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: TWD-To Read or Not to Read
« on: February 18, 2014, 08:27 PM »
Compendium 2 was $25 at Amazon a few days ago.  It's up to $30 now.

I decided to stick with the smaller versions. Those Compendiums are so huge. Not sure why that matters to me. (leave it alone Justin)

I prefer the volumes as well, which are much larger than a single comic, but not grossly oversized and flapping all over like a compendium.  There truly is such a thing as too big you know. 

Most of the Volumes are about $10-12 on Amazon, but you may be able to find groups of them for even less on Ebay.  I got most of mine for $6-7 from some clearance sale years back. 

Kubricks / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: February 18, 2014, 10:23 AM »
Wow!  Those later chases have really held their value (unfortunately!).  Nice grab though - finding these at any price is getting harder and harder nowadays.

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