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Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 1, 2014, 10:13 AM »
I think I have a problem:
Passed on these for sooooo long. Which sucks now because I have held wave one in my hands numerous times year or two back when they first came out. Anyway finally caved on the Walgreens Rick a few months back. Then wanted Maggie, but found Glenn first. Then got Maggie. Then bought comic Governor. Then remembered the sports card shop by me had some WD stuff so stopped there and bought Tyreese, wave 3 Michonne and wave 2 Shane all for $13.95 a piece which is an awesome deal for Michonne and Shane. Then stopped into TRU with my 15% coupon and bought the lone Daryl/Merle 2 pack they had. And had to buy a Bicycle Girl off ebay. Good God. My wife is going to kill me.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: The Simpsons
« on: February 27, 2014, 12:20 PM »
Saw the first wave at TRU today. Liked the Heff. Wanted to punch the Kid Rock in the face. Didn't buy any. Will wait for Mark.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A thread about concerts.
« on: February 24, 2014, 05:09 PM »
Going to see Eric Burdon and The Animals on Friday. As long as he doesn't have a heart attack during the show it should be really cool.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: TWD-To Read or Not to Read
« on: February 23, 2014, 03:11 PM »
Finished volume 5 last night and I have to say I'm loving this. Had to force myself to bed at 1 a.m. I do find myself sometimes mixing stories in my head between the show and the comic, but happy I decided to start reading. With that said I haven't hit the point where I'm "past" the show's storyline to thus possibly "spoil" things for myself.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: February 20, 2014, 04:08 PM »
Just nabbed a sealed on a cut card Droids Sise Fromm coin on ebay. VERY cut card, as in I have pretty much a rectangle cut around the coin, but still like that it's "uncirculated" AND am happy that the back of the card is where the picture of the Sise Fromm fig itself is.

Now I at least have something that came in the same package as the Sise and Tig figures with my other recent purchase. (yeah I have weird theories)

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Other Toy Lines / Re: The Simpsons
« on: February 19, 2014, 08:54 PM »
Cool. Looks like TRU will have them too which is nice.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: TWD-To Read or Not to Read
« on: February 18, 2014, 03:59 PM »
I'm going with reading but slowly so I don't leapfrog the show.  I'm doing the same with Game of Thrones.  Even if stuff doesn't line perfectly between the two I still prefer to be behind on the reading.

That is a tempting plan of action. I'm surprised you've been able to not "need to know what happens next" and thrown out your plan though. Not sure I would be able to do that.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: TWD-To Read or Not to Read
« on: February 18, 2014, 01:44 PM »
Compendium 2 was $25 at Amazon a few days ago.  It's up to $30 now.

I decided to stick with the smaller versions. Those Compendiums are so huge. Not sure why that matters to me. (leave it alone Justin)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: TWD-To Read or Not to Read
« on: February 18, 2014, 12:43 PM »
Thanks gentlemen.

Based off the way I was leaning and no one saying "don't read them", I am half way through volume 1. Now to hope I can find the others I need used before I get to that point since my self control isn't good and I don't want to spend $15 per on the others.

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Watto's Junk Yard / TWD-To Read or Not to Read
« on: February 16, 2014, 11:50 PM »
So I now have the first seven (plus some after that as well), sorry I am not a comic book guy so my terms may be wrong, graphic novels of The Walking Dead comics (the paper bound multi comics in one things). And I can't decide if I should start reading them (I have read the first one) or not. I want to so when Abraham shows up I can be all excited about him (or when Michonne did, etc.), but I also kind of like not knowing what is going to happen. Of course I know they are far from following the same story, but for instance I hadn't read the first set until after Shane died in the show and I didn't see that coming. At least not nearly as much as I have to guess the comic readers did.

So I would appreciate thoughts from others if anyone is so inclined. Thanks in advance.

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I think you are right on Darby. I have a feeling if you don't get your hands on the Speeder in the first couple of cases a retail store gets, you won't get another chance because the Jabbas will hold the shelf space going forward.

Could the package for Jabba be any more obvious something is wrong? There should be a word bubble with Jabba saying "Where's my stuff?" in that space.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2014
« on: February 15, 2014, 11:43 PM »
Anyone else's wallet start crying after these Toy Fair pictures start showing up?
The 6 in. The 3 3/4 in. The vehicles. Ugh

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: February 14, 2014, 04:16 PM »
Picked up a loose Darth Vader's Star Destroyer Playset. It is missing the hatch door, the gun, and most important to me the top part of Vader's chamber. That said it was less than $10 total. Hopefully with some patience I can get the other pieces cheap. I am, however, the type of person who is willing to pay a little more total if I can pay in "installments" so I am happy.

I might have a lot of that stuff for you...let me check when I get home. I have doubles of the SD playset along with the Ewok village.

Cool

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: February 14, 2014, 02:33 PM »
Picked up a loose Darth Vader's Star Destroyer Playset. It is missing the hatch door, the gun, and most important to me the top part of Vader's chamber. That said it was less than $10 total. Hopefully with some patience I can get the other pieces cheap. I am, however, the type of person who is willing to pay a little more total if I can pay in "installments" so I am happy.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: February 14, 2014, 01:07 PM »
That's hilarious in a super obnoxious way! I thought you were going to say he sold it to you for $15.

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