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Kubricks / Re: Medicom Toy Exhibition '16 (Parco Show)
« on: May 26, 2016, 06:04 PM »
Remember Kubricks?  *sigh*

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: May 26, 2016, 05:30 PM »
I've been teetering on the edge of dropping my Marvel subscriptions for a while now.  This might do it for me.  I'm not a fan of most of the current stories and they didn't really sort things out well from Secret Wars in my opinion.  I don't need to be paying $4 a book to read about Hydra Cap and Lady Thor - I'd rather go back and read some of the old stuff than these PR stunts.  Still love the movies, but the comics are just out of hand.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: May 25, 2016, 11:32 AM »
Yeah, I'm pretty disappointed with this turn of events.  It's like they just think of the most ridiculous options possible to get the free PR.  I thought Thor as a girl was about the lowest they could go, but this is worse.  Ugh.

I'm 7 for 7, so I am likely for this one.  Who else is going?

I haven't been there since #3, so might be time to get to another.  I need to start working on my sales pitch to the wife...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: May 21, 2016, 11:03 AM »
Meh - I feel like this one has the potential to be a letdown.  There was nothing in that trailer that made this a must see for me.   :-\

I don't know about international, but I think it's pretty common for Con Exclusives to make their way to TRU brick and mortar stores.  The Masterpiece Soundwave figure I have was a comicon exclusive, then available as a TRU exclusive about a month later.

Cool looking set.  I'm game if it's around $40ish. I feel like I have a lot more freedom to pick and choose what I want from the 6" line, so if its easy to get and well priced, I'm game.  If not, no worries!

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: May 13, 2016, 11:49 AM »
So, I decided to order the 75094 Shuttle Tydirium set from the May the 4th Lego sale.  It was backlogged, but I still got it for $80 instead of $100 and it included the free FO Stormtrooper.  Box arrived today and I was a little surprised at how big it was.  Popped it open and in addition to the Shuttle and free minibag trooper, Lego sent me a 75092 Naboo Starfighter set!  I did not get the free poster - could they have swapped in a set instead?  It's not on the invoice and I don't see any additional charges...did anyone else order backlogged stuff last week and get something extra in the shipment?  Pretty nice extra $50 set to toss in there...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: May 10, 2016, 10:53 PM »
I didn't think much about it until it was brought up here - I'll have to watch the Zemo bits more closely when I go to see it again.  I thought the events unfolded like this:

#1 - Zemo wants revenge on the Supers for accidentally killing his family
#2 - Widow releases the Hydra files to the public in CA#2.
#3 - Zemo decrypts several of the files and discovers Bucky's brainwashing.  He then attempts to follow leads to track Bucky down and use him to drive the Avengers apart.  The encrypted files likely showed that Winter Soldier killed the Starks.
#4 - At some point he gets his hand on the Hyrdra Photostatic Veil and uses it to frame Bucky for the bombing, which accelerates support for the accords AND flushes out Bucky.
#5 - Zemo brainwashes Bucky to fight the others and asks for detail about a specific mission, which he couldn't get from the first guy he threatened.  He clearly wants to know more about either the other soldiers, the base, or what happend to the Starks (probably all of the above)
#6 - This leads him to the Hydra facility where he kills the other supah soldiers, then has time to snoop around for files, video, etc. on the program
#7 - SHIELD/Widow/Stark discover that Bucky was framed, so Zemo rightly guesses Stark will be coming after him.  Maybe he even leaked the info on the frame job to ensure Stark would be there
#8 - In the facility, Zemo tracks down the recording of Stark's parents being killed.  It would make sense that the video would be there - it's not like they had a lot of videotapes or DVDs to store things on back in the 40's.  OR Zemo hooked up the old style monitor to play the recording using the Hydra files he previously decrypted.
#9 - Just like the bombing, Zemo plays the tape to get Cap and Stark fighting to the death (I did actually think Stark was going to die when the shield cut into his ARC reactor
#10 - Having turned the heroes against each other, Zemo decides to kill himself rather than be imprisoned, but Panther stops him
#11 - After being incarcerated, Zemo implies that his plans did not fail, which makes me wonderif he is referring to the schism between the Avengers or if there are other machinations he set in motion.  Maybe he wanted to die, so that he couldn't be captured and forced to reveal info on anything else he initiated.

Makes pretty good sense to me.  The camera in the woods catching the murder was conveniently placed, but I think it read something like "Camera 3" at the bottom implying there were other cameras set up there.  Guessing they set all this up to dispose of the Starks and ensure that Bucky was 100% under their control.  Or maybe to prove to someone else that the Starks were actually dead.  They would thus want some kind of video to monitor Bucky throughout the mission and ensure that he didn't hesitate to do whatever they asked.  It's not perfectly spelled out in the movie, but that's the general take I had on events.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: May 9, 2016, 12:54 PM »
I went to see this over the weekend and still can't wrap my head around how good it is.  Highlights for me:

 - The action scenes are always amazing, but the stuff cap does with his shield right out of the gate and the way the knock each other around was insanely cool.  Straight out of a comic book. 
 - The airport fight scene is amazingly done, bouncing from one fight to the next all at once.  I don't know how they perfectly timed all of that. 
 - The rationale for the fighting was far superior to what we got with Bats vs. Supes.  There was just enough debate and discussion between the characters to effectively support both sides of the issue and it felt like a slow build they were trying to avoid versus just jumping into the fray. I still don't know which side is "right."
 - Marvel continues to master the comedy as a tension reliever in the middle of that action.  I was laughing my head off with Falcon/Bucky in the Beetle, great Spiderman quips, and basically any time Ant Man is on screen. 
 - Speaking of Spiderman, I thought Tom Holland was too young and didn't fit the role at all when I first heard about him, but he is awesome in this movie.  A perfect match for young Peter Parker.  And hellloooo Aunt May.
- I really liked the Black Panther role, but was even more impressed by what they did with Vision - showing his power set so naturally, becoming more "human," questioning his origin, etc.
 - I loved how the heroes fought side by side, but didn't just jump in like they knew each other.  They question other people's power sets and don't even know each other's names in some cases ("Arrow-Guy!, Yeah I know you - you're....awesome").  Just seemed so much more real and funny. 

The best part of the movie for me though was that every single character played a meaningful role.  Not one character felt just thrown in or unnecessary.  Cap and Iron Man definitely take center stage, but they made the most of every comment from the littler guys to further tie all of the stories together.  There are a bunch of these amazing little side stories echoing the comics that don't detract from the main story at all.  At best they set up potentially larger storylines in the future, at worst they provided some meaningful character development and sweet fanboy nods to the comics. 

I have progressively enjoyed the Marvel movies more and more, but this one really tops them all in action, fun, and just tying it all together.  They even find a cool way to end it, leaving some things a bit ambiguous, but on an up note.  Can't wait to see it again.

The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: May 9, 2016, 12:24 PM »
EDIT: The more I look at that picture, is it JJ Abrams or Louis Tully from Ghostbusters?

He is the Key Master!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: May 6, 2016, 02:23 PM »
So pumped, going today after the kiddo gets out of school. Without spoiling anything, is there one or two after credits clips? Just curious if there was something all the way at the end or not since we have somewhere to be right after the movie.  Thanks. TeamCap

I heard that you should stay to the very end from someone who saw it a few weeks ago.  We're not going until tomorrow - have a great time!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: May 5, 2016, 11:57 AM »
I would certainly be interested, but I'm not going with a subscription service for one show.  I imagine there are a lot of people that think the same way.  However, lots of people are paying for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc., so who knows how it will work out.

Not sure if I would do it for THIS Show, but $6 a month is pretty cheap compared to on demand/rental costs.  A new release movie off comcast is $5-6 for 24 hour rental, so getting however many episodes of Star Trek for $6 a month seems pretty fair in comparison.

And with that they are all spoken for. Here's a shot of them in my villa yesterday morning...

That's awesome.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: May 5, 2016, 11:46 AM »
That is crummy if you're not used to it.  I collect Transformers Masterpiece figures, most of which come from smaller third party outfits.  It's actually the standard in that world for them to throw out a date, then miss it by several months due to factory delays, shipping problems, design changes, etc.  If they say April, you can almost certainly plan for August. 

With some sites you have to pay up front, others you don't pay until it ships.  I get the complaints with pre-paying, but it's a minor issue for me as I'm spending it either way.  May as well lock it in now and now worry that I won't have it when the product is finally available.  I've actually gotten to the point where I have so much stuff back ordered or pre ordered that I'm getting a regular stream of new stuff coming in to offset stuff that won't be available for weeks or months down the road.

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