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Middle Earth / Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« on: October 23, 2012, 12:32 PM »
see what I did there?   ;)

Gah!  That's one hell of a wait!   :-\

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 22, 2012, 05:28 PM »
I agree Jesse, this wasn't a fluff episode.   If all this show consisted of was killing zombies, it would get old fast.  Instead, they pace it and throw some action in here and there, making the action scenes all the more exciting.

As for the prisoners, I think there's a good chance we'll see some usefullness out of at least one of them.  And I was pulling for the big black dude to become part of the team - seemed like a cool guy, and strong as a mammoth.  What a shame...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 22, 2012, 02:12 PM »
I hope they follow along with the comics for the remaining convicts, at least for the most part.  I also kind of wish the "non violent criminal" guy was among them, guess they decided not to go that route like in the comics.  Makes sense though, because with the show, there's less of Hershel's family around... and it's completely different with Andrea being separate from the group, looks like she'll be the one at Woodbury instead of certain other individuals like in the comic. Who knows though.  This is really a fun ride and I'm glad they don't follow the comics 100%, otherwise there would be no surprises for people like me.

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Middle Earth / Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« on: October 21, 2012, 10:31 AM »
This stuff isn't moving too fast at either TRU in my area - I was wondering if that was because it's placed in an oddball area and not in a high traffic spot... so last week, I put 5-6 figures in the Star Wars section... a few days later, about 75% of the Hobbit merchandise had sold (except for the Goblin King sets).  Not sure if that made some people aware this stuff was out, and they started looking for the figures and found them in the next aisle and bought some... could be just a coincidence though. 

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 17, 2012, 03:22 PM »
Yeah, Season 2 was fine.  I don't think it was too slow at all.  It introduced a lot of character development, and really seemed well done to me.  The pace with some slowdowns is what makes this series a little more realistic (as silly as that sounds).  Because this isn't supposed to be a Left 4 Dead video game, it's about how survivors react to the situations, turn on each other, do whatever it takes to protect their family, etc. 

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 15, 2012, 05:06 PM »
I was wondering why in the hell Hershel was with the group as well - it made no sense.  It should have been Rick, Daryl, T-Dog and Glenn - and they should have tried to lure the zombies out instead... but hey, it's a TV show and even in real life, people do stupid things. 

As for Hershel's leg, I'm assuming he'll live... in the books, one guy who does get bit in the jail does die... but also, Dale (who died in Season 2) was bit later, and they cut off his leg, and he lives - so who knows.  I'm assuming Hershel hangs on for a while and gets a peg leg... but man that scene was brutal to say the least. I can't recall seeing anything like it on TV in my entire life.. and that chopping scene rivals, if not beats, anything I've seen in a movie.  Holy ****.

Overall, this episode was fantastic and one of the absolute best - and I like how it's been several months since Season 2 ended, with Lori about to pop, Carl growing up some, etc.  Can't wait for next week.  I'm really looking forward to it.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« on: October 15, 2012, 02:25 PM »
I think it's very cool that they're wanting to make this... if it goes over well, I wonder what the chances are for a Snake Mountain? 

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Middle Earth / Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« on: October 12, 2012, 04:56 PM »
The Bilbo figure is the weak link, like Nicklab said, but I don't think that figure is going to make or break this line.  Most people are going to be more interested in the goblins, orcs, warriors, etc.

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Middle Earth / Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« on: October 5, 2012, 11:37 AM »
Grabbed some of these from my local TRU yesterday... I'm hooked. 











Going back for more this weekend.  This is what I'm buying for the rest of the year.

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I wish each figure came with some sort of usable diorama accessory... a chair, computer console, etc.

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Not for me, but I don't collect that way.  If someone else does, I think that's for them to decide.

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But is there really any meaning to any form of collecting? Isn't it all just the accumulation of stuff no matter how selective you may be?

Great point.  People should just enjoy what they want to collect, and not blast other people for how they enjoy their hobbies.

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Gentle Giant / Re: And The Mystery Ent. Earth Exclusive Is....
« on: September 12, 2012, 08:55 AM »
Piss.

I mean, pass. 

Or maybe, I do mean piss.

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Gentle Giant / Re: And The Mystery Ent. Earth Exclusive Is....
« on: September 10, 2012, 12:45 PM »
I'm guessing some sort of multi-pack with 7 or so figures.

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I never could get into the Clone Wars because to me, it looks like an animated video game sequence.  There's some cool designs and all, but ever since this came into play, collecting hasn't been as fun for me.  I am not dreading the end of the series one bit. 

That being said, most of what I've seen from the 2013 offerings seems like more of the same - heavy on repacks and slight retooling, with a few cool figures here and there.  Cutting corners when they can with the collector line (like not investing in new tooling for Phase 2 clone helmets), and definitely with the kids line in many aspects.

I have bought a little bit less each year anyway, but with life changes (2 kids now), I need to scale back regardless.  Hasbro putting less of an investment to reach collectors like me just makes it easier to spend less on their product.  They really aren't working harder like they used to for our dollars, which doesn't bother me as much as it would have 5-6 years ago.

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