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Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: January 31, 2014, 11:06 AM »
Walgreens near me restocked with three more Glenns. Obnoxious.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: January 30, 2014, 04:31 PM »
Using my super illogical mindset, I now have all the vintage figs I absolutely want/ can afford to have in my collection after receiving a loose Ewoks Dulok Scout today. (ie some variants are too expensive or I don't care much about and then from the Droids line, the two Fromms and the two droids are too much for not being from the movies).

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Hall of Justice / Re: Wonder Woman
« on: January 29, 2014, 04:57 PM »
Because apparently one WW toy wasn't enough I got a Variant Playarts Kai Wonder Woman on ebay. Her right arm is broken, but I paid less than half of what the other lowest selling ones on ebay are going for. Another real nice toy. Need to stick to SW though.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: January 29, 2014, 02:59 PM »
I've has some pretty boring acquisitions posted here, but this may take the cake. For $6 I bought an "Escape From Death Star Game" at a used book store. Box is in decent shape and all the pieces were there so I couldn't resist.

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Hall of Justice / Re: Wonder Woman
« on: January 26, 2014, 01:39 PM »
Did you find her at retail?

No. Ebay. Paid about what she would have cost at TRU after tax.

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Hall of Justice / Wonder Woman
« on: January 25, 2014, 03:18 PM »
Acknowledging my "like" of Wonder Woman to have always been about appearance and not knowing a bunch about her story, so I'm not talking likeness, costume, etc. here, I picked up a DC Comics Unlimited Wonder Woman recently and the thing is gorgeous. The figure and the artwork on the box are really top notch.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: January 23, 2014, 11:36 PM »
Is the trooper a Bend-um figure with a dark gray lid?

I believe he is made of PVC. He does have the grey lid, but he is not "bendy" like the 1993/4 or whatever Bend ems were. It looks like he is articulated at a glance, but is not.

I knew that ahead of time. I just like that it looks like a weird painted vintage Stormtrooper.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: January 23, 2014, 10:41 AM »
Single Glenn at Walgreens by me. Do they only get partial cases?

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: January 17, 2014, 08:45 PM »
Not sure what era I consider 1990, but since it was all of $3.40 I picked up a Euro Disney Stormtrooper. At quick glance it looks just like a vintage Stormtrooper with his crown painted grey so it's close enough to vintage for me.

Do the arms and legs move or he a static figure?

I believe he is completely static.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: January 15, 2014, 07:22 PM »
Not sure what era I consider 1990, but since it was all of $3.40 I picked up a Euro Disney Stormtrooper. At quick glance it looks just like a vintage Stormtrooper with his crown painted grey so it's close enough to vintage for me.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Your Top 20 Movies
« on: January 13, 2014, 09:37 PM »
No order past ROTJ and I reserve the right to change as this is off the top of my head:
1. ANH
2. ESB
3. Godfather Part 2
4. Schindler's List
5. Godfather
6. ROTJ
7. A Clockwork Orange
8. Ben Hur
9. Rear Window
10. Psycho
11. Grave of the Fireflies
12. Shawshank Redemption
13. Pulp Fiction
14. Blade Runner
15. ROTLA
16. Seven
17. Two Towers
18. Silence of the Lambs
19. Casablanca
20. Big

And this is too hard because I have way too many more.

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Star Wars Universe / Re: Disney to Purge Select EU
« on: January 13, 2014, 03:44 PM »
All good points.

I am in the camp that says "whore it out if it gives me more to enjoy" over a few non-whored out things here and there. A lot of not whored out stuff would have been best of course, but who would have guessed George was only in it for the money.

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Star Wars Universe / Re: Disney to Purge Select EU
« on: January 13, 2014, 09:30 AM »
I think fans of the Star Wars EU need to embrace the change that the a Star Trek EU fans had to face years ago, and that is that if your book/comic/whatever does not fit with a story the television or movie makers want to produce then guess which piece of media loses and becomes a "what if" story. I'll give you a hint, it certainly isn't the one that cost millions of dollars to produce.  ;)

I have no problem with this, but it still doesn't mean Disney has to "change" or "cancel" things out. They can do their thing and the stories can not match up, but don't tell me it's not canon because "you" say so. Just acknowledge anything post Thrawn isn't necessarily going to fit into Disney's story. It would be impossible to do it otherwise, but Walt's frozen head just coming in and wiping it out, at least in Disney's mind, is a slap in the face.

The EU lovers and haters both need to accept the stories haven't been congruent and never will.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Wow - Vintage eBay Auctions
« on: January 13, 2014, 12:10 AM »
I would like all four Uzay things that seller had listed. Not going to happen.

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Star Wars Universe / Re: Disney to Purge Select EU
« on: January 13, 2014, 12:01 AM »
I apologize in advance to anyone I annoy, but this is such a sore spot for me. Rambling rant begins:

Not sure how Disney saying anything EU isn't canon means anything to me. I agree it will help writing the upcoming movies because they will have much more freedom, but otherwise who cares? Congrats to Disney for buying SW and getting to say what "did and didn't happen now" but the books/comics, etc. were written and I don't believe will evaporate before my eyes. So I still have them and enjoy them. I think people who don't like the EU take it way too seriously. If you don't like it, ignore it. I like the SW world continuing. I love this universe and like I get more. Of course it doesn't all fit. Numerous people have come up with it.

Sorry to break this to the EU haters, but Disney saying the EU didn't happen changes nothing. It did happen. I have the novels in my living room. I don't have any problem if you just like the six movies and that's it and want nothing to do with the other stuff, but I don't buy for a second it ruins the legacy of the OT. People understand those were brilliant films and always will be. You can still love the movies and get all the enjoyment from them you want with the novels existing. They are not hurting you experience.

Sorry too keep repeating myself, and know I will take a beating for this, but I can't wrap my head around the "celebrating" that Disney is going to cut certain EU from canon. It's a fake universe in which you can pick and choose what you like. Without the "new" stuff I don't think all these lines survive like they have until now.

For Disney's sake I totally understand. They need a basic history to go from for the next many years and trimming it down totally makes sense. But because what you read on Wookieepedia was dumb to you doesn't change that in the end these things were written with Lucasfilm's consent and did happen in the Star Wars universe and always will be a part of it.

Ok. I may have over-reacted to this, but it still rubs me the wrong way when people bad mouth something I love. If you think it's dumb and has crazy, appalling story lines then you've saved yourself a lot of time reading. I have enjoyed most every minute of it. Even the stuff I haven't liked doesn't ruin SW for me in any way.

Rambling rant over. Now I should just not read in this thread again so I don't make an ass of myself again. The End.

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