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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: December 14, 2012, 03:03 PM »
I also agree with the question why they have to kill off each new black guy like that

My theory on why they keep killing people is because in the books, Rick's group at this point isn't too big or strong - they are almost always outnumbered, so on the TV series they don't let the group seem dominant either.

The producers may also want to have a representation of other races on the show and are trying to represent the population of the state of Georgia to a degree (about 30% of that state is black), as that's where the location is set right now, while at the same time introducing new characters that are not in the books.

In today's politically sensitive society, maybe they're damned if they don't, damned if they do when it comes to race. When a white person is killed off, it's not talked about in terms of race (just like it really shouldn't be).  There's really not too many black people in the comics anyway, and T-Dog never was even part of it.  I liked his character though and didn't want to see him or Oscar die, but it's a show about death.  A lot of people are going to die.  Very few are safe regardless of their race.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 21, 2012, 11:02 AM »
I agree, best show on TV as far as I'm concerned and they may compact the comic stuff like the phone, but I'm ok with that since I haven't read the comics.  I suppose if you read those though, your POV may be different.  I dunno. 

Yeah, I think the POV can be different for those that have read the comics vs those who haven't.  I have read them, and re-read them all a second time not long ago.  They are very good but there is actually slower pacing in the comics than on the show, in my opinion.  I kind of like how they've switched things up from the comics some, because it's kept me guessing a lot - for example, Lori does not die during childbirth - it happens quite a bit later, and in a completely different way in the comics.

This season has really picked up the pace and had a lot more action than I expected at this point.  I love it more each and every week.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 20, 2012, 04:29 PM »
WOW. Admitting I skimmed some of the last bunch of posts and nothing more, what in the world do people want from this show? The season has been crazy with things happening so they finally take a break and it is "going down the toilet". I love it.

I don't get the complaining either. 

This isn't a 2 hour movie.  This is a series, and to do that, you can't cram everything into a tight span.  I think people forget that.

Best show on television and people are still complaining that's not good enough for them... wow.  I wish I was that spoiled. 

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It's good to see a few more people picking this thing up.  I still think it's well worth the full $130 price tag.  By comparison, a case of figures costs about the same thing - and with Hasbro, that's usually more repacks than I can stomach. 

So yeah, glad I have it.  If Wal-Mart has more after Christmas and clearances them out, I might grab another.  It will really depend on how the finances look at that point more than anything else.  My hometown Wal-Mart still had 7 of them as of last night. 

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Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Toys!
« on: November 15, 2012, 10:55 AM »
I've seen a spatter of "lost waves" of Star Wars starting to show up (mostly the Evazan wave) but yeah, I've seen some Targets now putting Joe figures back out.  I believe they had pulled them but now are trying to get a Christmas push on them.

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tw....
twelve!?!?

Yep... and as of today, from the display that had 12, they are down to 6-7.  This display is in a high traffic part of the store, which has to help.  My eyes almost popped out of my head when I saw they had sold a few more.  I walked around checking to see if they had moved some to a different area for more exposure, but it doesn't look to be the case.

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The Wal-Mart by my house has 12 of these.  I know they've sold at least 4 before they got in a big shipment.  I doubt these 12 will all sell at full price.  I'll keep an eye out after Christmas for them marked down.

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The Bullpen / Re: Thor: The Toys!
« on: October 26, 2012, 04:50 PM »
I've seen a handful of that version of the Destroyer - mostly at TJ Maxx.

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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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