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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: June 9, 2016, 09:38 AM »
Ah, the reveal...hard to take after too many super hero movies. I mean, Jack "Sandman" Napier killed Tony's mom and dad? Was Tony's mom's name Martha?

I thought it was the man with four fingers. Tony: "You killed my father. Prepare to die!"

The SIX fingered man...

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: June 8, 2016, 05:26 PM »
I was surprised to find the Vision, Gamora armored Spider Man today   First time I've seen this wave.

Nice find!  What store?

I haven't personally seen these figures yet, but they sound super cool.  I'll probably pick up a few in the coming months.

It is too bad that Hasbro couldn't do something awe inspiring like this with something like The Black Series Wal-Mart exclusive line.  Even bump it up to $20 a figure for a handful of totally awesome figures.  I would rather pay $20 for something sweet than $14 for the mediocre TBS WM figures with awful paint apps.

+1 on both accounts

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« on: June 7, 2016, 05:20 PM »
If anyone's interested in the upcoming Marvel Legends X-Men figures, EE has the full case on preorder for just $160 with shipping.  Remember to use Jeff's link on the front page, so JD gets a kickback. 

I'm typically just an Avengers guy, but I want most of the figures in this wave (Deadpool, Marvel Girl, Rogue, Kitty, Brown Suit Wolvie.  Even Havok is pretty cool, and I'll find a spot for him since he's an "Uncanny Avenger" these days.  The Juggernaut BAF looks good as well, so with just Iceman and Cable as the "extras" I figured going the full case route was worth it.  Especially given how hard it is to find full sets of ML at retail and the X-Men characters have a history of selling out fast. 

Bah, I'm just tired of not having these two figures.  I preordered the case from EE, along with a couple of Marvel Legends figures also due out in June.  They have free shipping, but are charging $22.50 per figure.  A bit steep when you only want 2 of the 6, but a spare TIE Pilot, Snowtrooper, and Rey now with the saber was enough for me to cave.  I can probably even use the spare Kylo Ren for a kid's birthday present from my son or something this Summer. 

I ordered from Jeff's link on the main page, so hopefully JD gets a kickback at least.   ;)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: June 3, 2016, 01:36 PM »
There are also rumors circulating that actress Brie Larson is in talks to play Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel.

I can live with that.

Kubricks / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: May 31, 2016, 06:05 PM »
not really a great deal but considering what they sell for this is what i just got them at

Uncle Owen    312.00
Hoth Rebel Commander  86.00
AT ST Driver    312.00
Hammerhead   362.00
R2 Q5   79.00
Bib Fortuna RED  154.00

Those are some solid prices, especially on the rebel commander.  I've seen most of the others upwards of $400, so you have some bargains there despite the high ticket prices.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: May 31, 2016, 06:03 PM »
Also surprised to read both Mara sisters were in the running for the lead role.  Kate would have been the bomb I think...

So glad they didn't go in this direction.  I really didn't like her in FF and can't see her as anyone other than Zoe Barnes after House of Cards...

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: May 31, 2016, 05:38 PM »
I'm guessing we're not supposed to overthink any of this as X-Wings work in the absolute zero of space, and they work in normal atmospheres, so there shouldn't have been anything different about Hoth that would have prevented them from attacking an AT-AT.  And if a squad of X-Wings can take out a Star Destroyer than I would think they could take out an AT-AT.

I don't pretend to know anything about how Star Wars vehicles work, but it might be an element of atmosphere & cold, or humidity & cold versus just the temperature itself.  I recall reading something about how high humidity can affect aircraft versus flying through dry air.  Hoth is cold, so maybe not all that humid, but there's obviously plenty of water and wind and gravity unlike space.  Luke's X-Wing seems to struggle with the humidity and fog on Dagobah, so I'm willing to take a leap of faith that the X-Wings and other ships just didn't work as well in certain environments.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: May 31, 2016, 12:29 PM »
Yes, but what about the laser cannons and turrets?  Those were like slinging stones at the walkers too.  I get that the speeders were being adapted to the cold and fighters were useless, so that leaves the ground attack (besides orbital) as the only option.

My only guess is that the rebels worked in cells, Leia's cell heard about walkers but never faced them, whereas Mon Mothma's might.  Therefore those laser turrets were untested against the might of the AT-ATs.

I don't subscribe to the notion that the rebels had never seen walkers before.  That was maybe the intent whenEmpire first came out, but given all the surrounding material now, I would have a hard time thinking that was the first use of them.  No one ever says anything along the lines of "What are those?" in the movie, and it's very possible that the rebels thought walkers wouldn't work in the snow, similar to the ships.  They were probably set up to defend against ground troops, which the turrets would have worked well on.  Its not like they had any options once the walkers showed up, and there were still ground troops and chicken walkers to target.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: May 31, 2016, 10:54 AM »
My take on the Hoth battle was that most ships couldn't function well in the extreme cold.  Xwings could take off and land, but might not function very well in a battle situation where higher speeds and maneuverability are needed.  That's why the AT-AT's didn't have TIE Fighter support, and likely a key reason why the rebels decided to build a base on Hoth.  They mention early in the film that they are working to adapt the speeders to the cold, so they did the best they could under the circumstances.  The Snow Speeders don't carry the firepower of the AT-ATs, so the rebels were hoping to just harass and delay the imperials versus somehow actually winning that battle.

Resistance Trooper is now under $10 at Amazon if anyone is looking to army build.  Zuvio still twice the price.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: May 28, 2016, 09:55 AM »
I just don't see the need to differentiate.  If the mid section is swappable, then swap out the troop carrier for cargo containers as needed.  It is still an "Armored Transport" regardless of what it's transporting.  I like the concept - just not the name.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: May 27, 2016, 12:00 PM »
So I guess I'm saying we don't know the past is canon unless it's revealed anew as canon.

Not sure where you read that.  I see it the way Brian explained and would consider all of the previous history as canon unless evidence arises to refute that.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: May 27, 2016, 11:12 AM »
Do Walkers have to do well on the AT-ACT to get into AT-AT school?

Surprised they didn't go with AT-CAT.  I like just about everything I've seen coming out of this movie, but the idiot who thought we needed an AT-ACT instead of an AT-AT should be slapped upside the head.   Seriously, just read these two possible sentences:

"Prepare the AT-ATs for ground assualt"
"Prepare the AT-ACTs for ground assualt"


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