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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: February 11, 2014, 01:41 PM »
Nice grab!  I think a lot of things are just timing.  When is someone looking vs. when someone is selling.  I almost pulled the trigger on a Han Endor clear label variant a few weeks back for $20 when it was one of the only options I could find to get the figure.  I procrastenated and now there's a dozen different options out there, most much cheaper.  Ebay definitely rewards the patient.  I've also had really good luck emailing people that haven't been able to sell something to buy direct.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: February 10, 2014, 01:31 PM »
I recently picked up a Small Head Han for my carded collection.  Pricey, but he's in great shape on an unpunched card.  Only knock on this is that the bubble is just starting to peel away from the card a bit. 



I also recently won an auction for a vintage GI Joe Headquarters.  I thought this might make a nice custom addition to my Death Star platform.  Not sure now though since it is HUGE.  Man, Joe had some cool toys back in the day.


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: February 10, 2014, 01:21 PM »
That was one of my least favorite episodes yet.  Great for Carl to get schooled and mature a little by the end, and I liked the suspense of what has happened to Rick up to the end.  But the Michonne part of the story was ridiculous.  How does she just walk along, bare armed with hoardes of zombies and they can't sense her?  I assumed she did that before at some distance - it's not like zombies following someone makes other zombies uninterested.  Case in point, in the exact same episode there's a third zombie coming for Carl.  If she had some zombie guts on her or was a little further away I could see it, but they way overplayed the zombie-pet card. 

And how are the two zombies she's walking so domesticated already?  I thought her first two eventually settled down after a long period of time, but these guys just automatically stop going after her because they have no teeth or arms?  Hunh?  Do the zombies "realize" they can't hurt her and are therefore thinking at some level?  The two actors playing those zombies were ridiculously bad as well.  They just stroll along like they're walking through the mall.  Almost every other zombie is staggering, limping...at least some hint of disablement and base instinct.  These two guys looked like they were just out for a nice walk around the neighborhood.

Super sloppy writing and acting, and unacceptable give it's a mid-season premiere.  I'm going to be hugely disappointed if they continue to half-ass this going forward.

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LEGO / Re: The LEGO Movie
« on: February 10, 2014, 01:04 PM »
We saw it yesterday and I think my wife and I enjoyed it even more than the kids.  Lots of fun/funny parts and great cameos throughout.  I loved the message at the end as well.  What a great message for kids and parents alike.  A+++

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Re: Official Television Thread
« on: February 9, 2014, 09:55 PM »
I haven't watched it in a while, but still sticking with it.  Along with Helix and Walking Dead.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: February 7, 2014, 03:06 PM »
Interesting choice.  So, are they just giving him a bigger part is there some storyline connection between Jarvis and Vision via Ultron?  Maybe Ultron is working to bring other AI's to independence and helps create a body for Jarvis, who redubs himself the Vision?  Anyone know Vision's backstory from the Ultimates?  I'm only familiar with the traditional Marvel U storylines, which they are obviously not following.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: February 7, 2014, 12:48 PM »
There is just something about her that doesn't work for me. 

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Disneyland!
« on: February 7, 2014, 12:46 PM »
Wow, sounds like a blast.  Glad you had a fun time!

My neighbors and I are planning a trip to Disney in 2015.  Curious to know if anyone can tell me pros/cons of going for Star Wars Weekends.  I'm obviously interested in any extra attention given to Star Wars and I know lots of patrons/employees dress in Star Wars costumes, but are there any other distinct advantages to going in June?  On the flip side, I'm worried it will be crazy hot for all the parents and kids vs. going in Feb/March.  Any advice or experiences would be appreciated. 

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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Clegg Holdfast still on the pegs
« on: February 6, 2014, 07:16 AM »
I think the sad part is that they marked him at $14.  Who in their right mind thinks that's acceptable?   He would have trouble selling at $5.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Superman/Batman
« on: February 6, 2014, 07:15 AM »
Well, then we would need Apache and Black Lightning too.  That casting alone could shut the project down.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: February 5, 2014, 01:15 PM »
I hope they get to the original cantina guys in 6" scale.  Would be great to have Hammerhead, Walrusman, and Snaggletooth alongside Greedo.

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I'll never get drug addiction.

So say we all.  Now back to hoarding rooms full of small plastic toys.   ;)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Superman/Batman
« on: February 5, 2014, 01:09 PM »
Maybe the movie is intended to be more like the Superfriends?  Here's the official cast list:

Superman - Henry Cavill
Batman - Ben Affleck
Wonder Woman - Gal Gadot
Green Lantern - Dwyane Johnson
Robin - Joaquin Phoenix
Cyborg - Jerry Seinfeld
The Flash - Morgan Freeman
Aquaman - Joe Pesci
Hawkman - Ken Jeong
Lois Lane - Amy Adams
Lex Luthor - Jesse Eisenberg
Clay Face - Betty White
The Joker - Zach Galifianakis
Darkseid - Jon Heder
Catwoman - Rebel Wilson
Alfred - Jeremy Irons

I would totally pay $10 to see this train wreck come to life.

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Okay, so here's a question to Hasbro for Toy Fair.  If people have been finding product they want to buy, like Diddly and others, on the pegs, but they pass on them due to horrible quality control (paint apps), then isn't this is another reason that product doesn't move?  It's not that people don't want what they put out but they pass on it because the final product is bad.

I like that question.  Just to buid, I would like to know what Hasbro's minimum threshold of quality is for each of the SW lines.  Does it differ between the different series offerings (Legends, Black, Mission)?  I know many collectors were willing to stay on board with lower articulation as long as the sculpts and paints were solid, but Hasbro seems to be burning the candle from both ends.

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