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Middle Earth / Re: LOTR LEGO
« on: June 7, 2013, 11:00 AM »
I saw the new sets at TRU this weekend as well, but held off for the moment.  They always seem to be a bit higher there, so it would probably be better to wait it out.  I was tempted to get Elrond's council though, or even the wizard battle one.

My TRU also had those out - but both stores now pulled them off the shelves. 

Street date or something?

Did get my son the little Gandalf vs. Sauramon set though before they pulled them, and we put it together.  He really wanted it for Sauron's "eye."

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Middle Earth / Re: LOTR LEGO
« on: June 7, 2013, 10:59 AM »
I finally broke down and picked up the Mines of Moria set this week.  My daughter and I built the first "half" today, and it has been fun. 

Gave that set to my son on his birthday - May 23.  It's amazing! 

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Middle Earth / Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« on: June 6, 2013, 03:26 PM »
Has ANYONE else seen these at a Ross?

I've been hitting them up every day and not seeing anything around here.  :(

The Ross stores in my area suck in terms of toys.

I have never seen a single Star Wars, Transformers, LEGO, Hobbit or GI JOE item at a Ross store.

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I ran into an adult collector recently who was looking for these in Target.

Are you sure it wasn't Jayson?   :)


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These look like fast food toys.  I think they all suck. 

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Modern Classifieds / Re: Prequel collection to be for sell
« on: April 30, 2013, 02:24 PM »
I might be selling my stuff too... but what the hell, I'm looking forward to seeing whatever you put up for sale.

There's a few things here and there that I might be interested in for customizing... do you have an Acklay you may part with? 

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They're worth it, in my opinion.

I have 4 chairs - might order some more.

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Thanks for the encouraging words guys.

I'm working on the dioramas/sets when I get time these days for the next chapter.  I've also finished some new customs for it too that I need to snap some pics of.

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Hasbro is clueless.

Nice looking stuff, by the way.  I especially like the Endor one... of course, the cantina is awesome too.

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Wow. That's a very nice piece. Too bad I'm broke and missed out on this one. I think this is one of the few custom pieces I'd have considered purchasing.

They are still in stock, just a different link now.

Add to cart

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: April 8, 2013, 05:36 PM »
Three cast members promoted to "Regulars"

Who is "Sasha"? That lady with Tyreese? Is she his sister or love interest? I never really got that.

This is the part I liked: In addition, Melissa Ponzio, who appeared in four episodes of the series this year as Karen, will return for Season 4 as a recurring character.

She is really, really cute IMO. She could fill in well for Andrea.

I like her as well - and unless I'm mistaken, she had a role in the comic at the end of the prison battle and pulled the trigger on a certain character.  Could be a different chick, but I think it's supposed to be the same one as Lilly Caul from the comics, just with a different name.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Movie
« on: April 8, 2013, 02:40 PM »
I was able to see it on Saturday with my son and wife.  Overall, we all liked it.  Kind of liked the first one too (at least up until the last 20 minutes of it with the underwater battle).


The Good

- Storm Shadow's appearance was great, a nice twist there... I was actually surprised at how they did that, and liked it.

- I love how Cobra Commander dissed Destro and left him - which I think opens up possibility for Destro to return in the next one. 

- Firefly rocked.  Awesome job there.  Love how he was able to handle Roadblock in their first fight.

- The president's role was great, love 90% of his scenes, just didn't like how he fired off the nukes like that, would have been better if all the leaders had guns to their heads by his troops - would have been more tense. 

- Secret Service agents with Cobra lapel pins... fantastic.

- Most Joes killed off, like how a few have to rebuild the team.

- Almost all the action scenes were good, and not overdone.  Very little stupid technology.  Seemed more real.

- Lady Jaye is hot.



The Bad

- Blind Master... really bad storytelling in all of that.  Really missed an opportunity here.  Horrible acting and bad directing.

- Firefly dies.  Too bad - he was a badass.

- Needed better closure with the ending.  Show Cobra Commander landing on an island or something.  Anything.  Show he's not all by himself in a chopper.

- I started to actually like Duke in this one.  Hated to see him die.

- Flint was a weak character.  Needs to be more assertive and cool like the cartoon.  Not too exciting.



For what it was, this was pretty good.  I'd like to see the USS Flagg in the next one and an assault on Cobra Island, with Cobra Commander and Destro having a rogue army with a more traditional kind of Cobra Trooper.  We need ASPs, HISS Tanks and Cobra Maggots all over the place. 

Introduce guys like Rock-N-Roll, Stalker, Gung-Ho, etc.  Bring back Breaker.  Have Zartan as a survivor and introduce the Dreadnocks.  And we need Major Bludd.  Tele-Vipers too.   

Oh, and with Duke dead, bring Baroness back.  She now has nothing to live for and can go back to being a hot chick with black hair and glasses and hates the world.

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Yeah, I'm exhausted by all the pilots too - have been for a while now. 

The thing that makes it worse for me is when they keep using that Luke body over and over - I don't like that sculpt.  The only reason I bought the TRU Rebel pack was for the Porkins.

I also agree on Needa's legs.  They are pretty bad.

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I kinda hope sets like the TRU pilots expand to Rebel Troopers that way.  Non-helmeted guys need love.  Some non-helmeted Impy's would be fine too, for sure.

^ This.

TRU has had what seems like a lot of pilot sets in recent memory.  I think we need to see an expansion into more generic army builders - in the realm of ground troops. 

Rebel Forces
- Rebel Fleet Trooper (TVC, new head)
- Endor Rebel (TVC, new head)
- Mon Calamari Officer (TVC Ackbar, repaint)
- Rebel Marksman - NEW!

Imperial Forces
- Stormtrooper (Legacy Spacetrooper - Joe Johnston version)
- Death Star Trooper (TVC Imperial Navy Commander, gray paint)
- Imperial Officer (Needa sculpt, new head)
- Imperial Terror Trooper - NEW!

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The Vintage Collection / Re: TWO LEFT HANDS!
« on: March 25, 2013, 04:05 PM »
I've had a figure or two with the same foot before.  Also ball joints fused/melted into the regular limb.  That was the most frustrating because it happened on my Satipo figure from the Indy box set.  Still kinda pissed about that one.

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