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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: November 22, 2016, 03:55 PM »
That's a totally new figure right?  Or same as what was in the VC line?  I'm only interested in tracking it down if it's truly something new.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 3 (Spoilers)
« on: November 22, 2016, 08:37 AM »
Well, the Empire thinks a TIE transporter and its four fighters are enough to subjugate an entire world, so...but then again, there was probably less  the population of a US county on the entire planet if all the dissenters could fit on one rebel ship. Lots of sparsely populated worlds. Everyone wants to live on Coruscant, I guess.

Well, in one scene you could see the outline of the trees from space, so I'm guessing that planet was only about the size of a first ring suburb.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 3 (Spoilers)
« on: November 21, 2016, 09:52 PM »
Yeah, but all those great plot twists!  Who could forsee Mart staying with the ship?  Then the Empire uses him as bait instead of blowing his ship to pieces or taking him prisoner.  Amazing!  And the two astromechs almost bumbled the whole mine thing, but found the courage to work together.  I almost wept.  The greatest surprise of all was that Imperial mines don't remote detonate if they're moved from the ship bulkhead to a container crate.  Who knew?! 

Between this and lackluster Walking Dead, my TV time is close to becoming my new nap time.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 21, 2016, 01:31 PM »
I don't mind them moving around to different cast members and storylines, but I don't understand why it has to be show specific.  I'd rather see a little bit of what's going on each place than what feels like stand alone filler episodes where they only made a small portion of the cast come into work that day.  You can basically show the same stuff, but edit it together.  I love TWD, but these episodes feel pretty lazy to me.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 21, 2016, 09:11 AM »
Yeah, this was another pretty boring episode.  I guess we get to see that Negan does have kind of a sadistic 2nd in command and it was good to check in on Jesus and the hilltop, but everything else was pretty boring. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 20, 2016, 07:27 PM »
Yeah, but outside of a small handful of guys the Kingdom is filled with a bunch of candy asses who couldn't even kill a walker, much less a Savior. I don't see those guys being much help without several seasons worth of training. The other Alexandrians are barely capable as it is. And the Hilltop isn't much better, that's how they got into this mess in the first place, asking Rick to help protect them.

What they need is to find a huge stash of weapons first and then somehow figure out how to get a bunch of the Saviors to turn on Negan and help take him down from within. I don't see them winning an all out straight up assault even with the 3 groups working together.

What they haven't realized yet is that they just need to take out Negan.  We've seen how he belittles even his closest lieutenants.  Between most of them hating him and no real second-in-command, a dead Negan is a game changer.  I don't see the Alexandrians, Hill Toppers, or Kindomers doing much to fight back, though they could also be a sizable force if they had some weapons.  Maybe they join together as a distraction while Assassin Jesus takes down Negan.   :o

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 20, 2016, 10:47 AM »
I think Rick's frame of mind right now is shattered.  He never wanted to be a leader, but took on the role somewhat reluctantly.  Watching someone bash two good friends' head's in with a bat would be pretty traumatic.  He fully blames himself for it I'm sure and the possible follow-up threat of having to cut up his son or what they could do to Carl, Judith, Michonne, etc. has him scared to death.  Doesn't mean he won't fight back at some point - you can see he still wants to in those scenes where he's gripping the bat - but it wouldn't be realistic for him to put up a fight right now after all that. 

As a cop, I assume Rick has a better idea than most of how lying can go wrong.  I don't think he remembered the ledger - if he had, they should have destroyed that immediately.  But hiding stuff, lying, fighting back means someone else gets killed in front of him.  As for Maggie - wasn't it the preacher who said she was dead?  Either way, I think Rick gets that Negan takes whatever he wants. He showed some interest in Maggie when they first met, so hiding her away saves her from a fate worse than death.  That one was worth the risk.

I did like how Rosita immediately figured out how to get more guns.  It's a good bet that more undead have them, so not a terrible way to rearm themselves.  Eugene can make more ammo, which Negan still doesn't know, so Alexandria still has some surprises waiting.  I'm not sure ALL of the guns were inventoried anyway, so won't be surprised if some are stashed away.  What about the gun Carl pulled on Negan's guys?  And didn't Rick or someone hide a gun out by some white house when they first arrived in Alexandria? 

I'm with Scock though - an RPG waiting at the gate for Negan could have ended things quickly.  His troops wouldn't know what to do with themselves.  I guess using the RPG again against Negan would be lame story writing, but that would have been a cool way to turn this all around.  They did go out of the way to let us know that Negan came earlier than expected, so maybe that threw a wrench in some plans to fight back. 

I really like the contrast between Rick and Daryl in this situation.  Daryl could have it a lot easier with no effort, but refuses to give in.  Rick gives in 110%.  It's going to be interesting to see how this all plays out.  Will Rick just need some time to heal, then hatch a plan to fight back?  Or will Daryl inspire the other saviors to turn against Negan with his defiance?

Local comic shop had the Krennic/Scarif/3PO wave out the other night, but I passed at $30 a pop. I'm hoping for Krennic and 3PO to warm pegs so I can grab them for $15 or less on Amazon, but I do kind of regret not snagging the Shoretrooper.

I bet you'll be able to find loads of all three at Target in the next week or two...

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: November 16, 2016, 12:47 PM »
I try to be useful once or twice a year.  Guess I met my quota now.   ;)

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: November 16, 2016, 12:43 PM »
Well, now we've seen the gist of the movie.

Except where the Death Star partially explodes...because this is the ROTJ Death Star, they were building two at once. The one in ANH was ready to go, the Rogue One station is being repaired in ROTJ. The Empire refused to acknowledge the sabotage from the events of Rogue One and spun some PR "new Death Star" campaign.

I think its pretty clear that they were building two death stars at once and the Rebels only explode one of them in this movie.  If I'm not mistaken, it is a Rebel surface-to-air missile that ricochets off an AT-ACT into space, hitting a weak point.  Then the other gets destroyed in ANH.  Then they used the fragments from both to build the third death star for ROTJ.  In Episode 8, they will create a 4th death star powered by the Starkiller Sun, which can transform into a giant robot named Unicron.  This is all "rumor" for now, but just wait.

I picked up two of these for $11.98 each on clearance today.  :D

Oddly, only 1 Target out of like 20 around here has this on clearance. The rest are all still full price.

Nice find!  I can't believe its taken this long to put them on clearance.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: November 16, 2016, 12:26 PM »
Probably already common knowledge, but my local TRU recently moved these figures from the toy area to video games.  All the various movie-related lines are in this new section, that I'd never have even walked by if I wasn't specifically looking for it.  Might be worth checking out.  I saw some GOT figures there, but didn't look closely at the rest of the FUNKO stuff.

Kubricks / Re: Want Kubricks
« on: November 11, 2016, 12:43 AM »
I have a bunch of spare basics and chases available.  Are you looking for anything in particular?  I'll try to get a list together this coming week.

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.

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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