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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 3 (Spoilers)
« on: November 10, 2016, 05:47 PM »
I had to stop the episode a few minutes in and check Wikipedia to see if I missed an episode.  It seemed completely random and not very good at all.

Ha!  We did too.  Stopped a few minutes and went back thinking we must have let the DVR keep playing last time.  It's like they had a lot of half-thought-out ideas they turned into one off episodes.  Its too bad there isn't a bigger storyline playing out.

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Disney has a 25% off sale going right now with code DISNEYPAL and free shipping over $25.  I took the opportunity to nab 6 of the Elite figs: K2S0, C2B5, Death Trooper, Jyn, Cassian, & Old Han.  Not bad for $130 shipped, according to my collector math. 

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 9, 2016, 06:21 PM »
That's hilarious

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I found a couple cases of the Hovertank Pilot at TRU earlier today, so they're getting out in distribution.  They also apparently offer 10% with a TRU Credit Card on Thursdays and Saturdays now.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 5, 2016, 05:20 PM »
I don't know if feeding the hogs undead has an impact, but the guy was totally doing it out of spite.  You might not die from eating mud or bugs or **** either, but you certainly wouldn't touch food if you knew that was in there.  At best, it might make them sick and at worst you can feel some little pinch of vengeance against these douche bags. 

The King's gig was over the top, but I thought it was pretty entertaining.  Why not set up some crazy fairy tale?  Dude has a pet tiger - I think he's allowed to be a bit eccentric.  He explains that he was a theater groupie moonlighting at the zoo, so it's not odd to me that an actor would get overly into character.  I was impressed that he saw through Carol so quickly and found a way to still keep her around.  I'm curious to find out the connection to the boy he wants Morgan to train as well.

I checked google out of curiosity.  An average human eats about 5 pounds per day.  A tiger might eat as much as 100 pounds in a day (!), but then lives off that meal, fasting for several days.  5-10 times as much as a human is probably more accurate, though I doubt humans in TWD eat as much as we do given scarce resources and that Tiger did not appear to be starving.  My understanding is that keeping large animals well fed is a pretty good deterrent to them wanting to eat people. 

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The Target exclusive 6" Black Series 3-Pack is up for Sale on Target.Com now.

http://www.target.com/p/star-wars-rogue-one-black-series-action-figure-3-pack/-/A-51031643


There's a promo code listed on the website for 20% off as well:  KIDSGIFTS

They added it to the site, but there's none available for shipping. it's just available for store pick up.  Despite 50+ Targets in the Minneapolis metro, there are none in stock anywhere close by.   ::)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: October 28, 2016, 03:38 PM »
She's hot, but she's no Daisy Ridley.


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Disney Marvel Cinematic Universe
« on: October 26, 2016, 06:37 PM »
I didn't think this quite fit under the Avengers thread, and with a bunch of non-Avengers Disney Marvel films upcoming, I figured I'd start a dedicated thread.

Dr. Strange reviews are coming in, and they are typically Marvel spectacular...

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/doctor_strange_2016/

I went to an IMAX 3D 15-minute preview a few weeks back, and the jaw-dropping nature of the visuals simply can't be described in words.  It's like Inception on amphetamine.  It's like the flight sequence at the end of 2001 x 10,000.  I was absolutely engrossed.  And that was in small snippets.

Just got back from a Disney vacation this week.  They were also showing an extended cut of the movie as an attraction (probably the same/similar) and I was also very impressed.  I've never cared much about Dr. Strange, but the comparison to Inception visuals on steroids is very apt.  Per the Marvel norm, they also have some great comic relief bits to break up the action.  I'm way more excited to see this now.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
« on: October 25, 2016, 05:44 PM »
These are all awesome by the way.  Expensive, but totally worth it for the detail and articulation and accessories.  I'd pay $20 for SW figs without a complaint if they all turned out like these. 

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 25, 2016, 05:41 PM »
I loved it.  It was brutal and gross, but a creative way to get the show back on track with a lot of the comic material again.  The Abraham kill had me thinking that was it too, so if they were bound and determined for it to be Glenn, that was a smart way to still make it something of a surprise.  The image of him with the eyeball popping out is 100% faithful to issue #100 of the comics.  There was a lot of love/hate following that turn in the comics, so I'm not surprised to see all the mixed reactions from the TV audience.  Love it or hate it, it was creative.

Kirkman has always maintained that no one (outside of maybe Rick) is safe on this show.  He wants you to care about characters deeply enough that you are outraged when they're taken away.  Its been a long time since a really meaningful character has died, and he upped that with two for the premiere.  I think most of us were hoping for Glenn to make it through, but it would have been cheap to get rid of any of the less important characters IMO.  Sad to see him go, but excited about where this takes the group next.

And yes, I think this is going to be a rough season.  Negan has more brutality up his sleeve, but thereís some pretty cool stuff coming our way.  Room for some pretty interesting new characters and concepts anyway.  Someone was complaining a while back about how the show is just them running from town to town trying to find resources and escape zombies.  Now they have a much bigger problem to deal with and itís dark, but itís also something new and unexpected.  Iím excited to see what they do next (and hopefully that involves less smashing heads). 

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: X-Men/Wolverine Movies
« on: October 25, 2016, 05:22 PM »
I liked most of the X-Men stuff thus far, but you're right - the original comic stories are that much better.  Days of Future Past would have been awesome on the big screen, but I think you'd need to have a handful of movies in front of it to make any sense out of the storyline.  Some of these just don't transfer well to film.

As for Marvel vs. Fox taking liberties, I think they're pretty equal.  Cap and wolverine have origins similar to the comics, but a lot of other characters don't.  Having Stark create Ultron, Jarvis become Vision, Hawkeye married with kids, Shield building the Avengers...that's all a hodgepodge of very divergent stories that don't map at all to the comics.  On the flip side, I just watched XMen Apocalypse last week and loved the little Weapon X cameo.  As long as they loosely tie to the characters I love, I'm usually pretty happy with the Marvel-based stuff, outside of the crap that has passed for Fantastic Four and Hulk films.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: X-Men/Wolverine Movies
« on: October 24, 2016, 06:19 PM »
Hopefully no time travel. Curious how the X-Men died...yes, every comic reader has said how it happened there, but this isn't a direct adaptation.

Engineered virus maybe?

I don't follow the X-Men that closely, but I think Wolvie kills most of the heroes under mind control, which pushes him into seclusion as well.  Kinda solves the whole mutant problem I guess, except for the bad guys.  I think in the comics, present-Wolvie also dies, but Old Logan from the future somehow makes his way to the present.  Could be a way to bring older Logan into the mix with the younger class of X-Men from the last movie, though I'm not sure Jackman wants to do anymore Wolverining.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: X-Men/Wolverine Movies
« on: October 23, 2016, 02:42 PM »
This looks like the "Old Man Logan" storyline from the comics.  I wonder if they will just set it as a stand alone in the future or have some time travel aspect again?

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

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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. 

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