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12" Figures / Re: Disney Exclusive 12" Electronic Figures
« on: April 24, 2014, 03:54 PM »
Luke is about 12", Han is about 12.75", Fett is 13", Vader is 14" and Chewie is 15".

How well do they fit in with old Hasbro 12" or Sideshow figures?  What did you think of the electronics? 

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2014 Wave 1
« on: April 24, 2014, 03:52 PM »
No problem! 

I just went back to the page to grab the link to post here to save people time and it's already back up to $39.69.

Lame.

Wow, that's a price increase of about $3.50 per hour.  At that rate, I'm going to hold onto mine for 6 months then sell him and retire.

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2014 Wave 1
« on: April 24, 2014, 10:32 AM »
Just ordered one for $22.99 on Amazon - we'll see if the order goes through.

There were 7 left (allegedly) when I placed my order a minute ago.

Thanks for the tip.  Got one!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: TWD-To Read or Not to Read
« on: April 24, 2014, 07:20 AM »
The letter pages in the comic are worth the read as well.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: TWD-To Read or Not to Read
« on: April 23, 2014, 06:38 PM »
I don't really have a preference for volumes versus individual comics.  I bought several of the volumes when I started just to save money and get caught up.  Then when I was caught up I didn't want to wait 6 months to continue the story, so I switched over ans have read comics ever since.  If you're patient, stick to the volumes.  If you're impatient go with the comics (you need an excuse to go visit Hot Comics regularly anyway). If youre diligent and organized, buy the comics to read right away, then sell them off when the volumes come out.   ;)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: X-Men/Wolverine Movies
« on: April 23, 2014, 08:09 AM »
Like I said, no trial needed.  If you're found guilty by a couple dudes browsing the internet and called out on a star wars collecting forum, then obviously you're guilty.  Just a few things to consider though:

Is it possible that he threw a party, but didn't commit the crime?

Could the accuser be lying to get back at him or to get publicity?

Would any big corporation continue to publicly support and publicize an employee accused of these crimes?

Just some food for thought for those who have already judged.

As for who you hurt with a boycott, don't be naive just because you want to riot.  The cinemas, studio, distribution, merchandising, and ownable media guys will be far more impacted by a boycott than the director.  If you really want to send him a message, get off your duff and write to someone or organize a protest.  If you feel strongly enough about it to boycott the movie and write about it then spend your energy doing more than trying to influence a handful of guys on JD.

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12" Figures / Re: Disney Exclusive 12" Electronic Figures
« on: April 23, 2014, 01:14 AM »
I'm curious to see the Stormtrooper and Fett in person, but would likely still skip at that price.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: X-Men/Wolverine Movies
« on: April 22, 2014, 07:33 AM »
From what I've read - accusations from a victim who has already had a number of successful cases.  So it's an accuser with some credibility.

So you'd go to a movie directed by Jerry Sandusky (assuming a quality movie with actors you respect)?

Sure. If you're going to boycott the movie, then I assume you will find out where he eats, shops, gets gas, etc. And boycott those places as well, right?  Crap, he likes tacos?  Guess I'm done eating Mexican food.   ::) My watching the movie can't enable or prevent Singer's actions.  If no one went to see it, maybe you'd damage Singers payroll...along with hundreds of other innocent people who have a stake in the film.  Heck, you might not even get your message out - maybe low ticket sales are viewed as a lack of interest in the source material.   People need to think a little more about the outcome of their actions before doling out punishment.  And this is all assuming he did anything wrong - Singer is being viewed as guilty until proven innocent.

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2014 Wave 1
« on: April 21, 2014, 07:25 PM »
Wow, sounds like a lot of crap paint jobs on this guy.  I would think paint would be improving on these by now, especially given the collector nature of them.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: X-Men/Wolverine Movies
« on: April 21, 2014, 01:31 AM »
I don't in any way want to minimize the accusations here, but they are just accusations at this point, correct?  I have a hard time assuming guilt for someone that's not been proven guilty and just don't know enough about the case to lean one way or the other.  I'm also very aware that there are a ton of people who made and starred in this movie, so boycotting it because of one person ends up hurting a bunch of other people beyond  Singer.  I'm not sure if I'll race to see it in the theater, but I will eventually see it as it looks like a great story.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: April 21, 2014, 01:25 AM »
I know I'm super late to the party and I knew it was coming, but just finished issue 100 of the comics and wow wow wow.

Yeah, that was a rough one.   :-\

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: April 19, 2014, 03:26 PM »
I don't think Obi's child would be unknown to him once he's a spirit.  If he can find Luke on Hoth or Endor it would be silly for him to not know about his kid.  Its just not a good fit for his character or the existing story.  I hope they go another direction.  30 years after ROTJ would give us plenty of time for some cool Solo and Skywalker Jedi along with a number of others from other worlds. I don't see any need to tap into Obi-Wan genes.

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The Bullpen / Re: Captain America: Winter Soldier: The Toys!
« on: April 19, 2014, 01:04 PM »
It doesn't hurt that Cap has a movie that was just released AND Army builders in the lineup.  The spidey line doesn't have a lot going for it, especially given the abundance of Spidey figures available over the years.  And if that's not enough, Spiderman is priced $2 higher at my Target stores than the Captain America line.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: April 18, 2014, 11:22 PM »
A lot of the transformers stuff gets reproduced or knocked off by some 3rd party.  If you want the original styles, I would go with the reissues.  You can buy all five on Amazon for about $300 boxed. 
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ol/B009VLYCWG/ref=mw_dp_buy_opt?

You might be able to find a deal on another site or Ebay, but $300 is pretty good.  You could also go with WST Dinobots for about $100.  These are 4-5" versions of the original toys with similar look and transformations.  If you have patience and really want to upgrade, there are a few 3rd party companies making 12-15" Masterpiece editions that have incredible detail.  These are just starting to hit but search for FT Scoria to see pictures.  These will probably end up costing $800 to $900, but will take a good year to roll them.all out, so you have some time to get your finances in order. 

Hope that helps!

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: April 18, 2014, 01:16 AM »
Obi-Wan having a family or children is an interesting prospect.  Some of the EU had him close with another padawan.  And we also saw the storyline between him and Satine in Clone Wars.  So there's some potential backstory there to show that Obi-Wan may have strayed from the monastic life of the Jedi. 

Another angle?  Obi-Wan was witness to Order 66, and knew that the Empire was hunting down the Jedi.  He was also aware of Anakin and Padme's relationship and that their children could be that potential new hope for the Jedi, or perhaps a new apprentice for the Sith.  With that in mind Obi-Wan may have wanted to make sure that a Force sensitive child might carry on his own legacy.

So if Obi-Wan does have a kid and she is force sensitive, what's with the dialogue between Obi and Yoda in Empire basically stating Luke or another (Leia) are their only hope?  I'd think mini-Obi might have factored into that conversation.  I just don't see the need to tread down that pre-original-trilogy path.

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