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The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: June 30, 2016, 12:23 PM »
Amazon has 5POA TFA Han in stock... for $16. I bought one. :'(

I used some Discover Reward points to take a few bucks off, but I've spent far more than that looking around for the figure over the last few months, so it's good to be done.

IIRC the dementia was diagnosed in 2011 and she retired at the end of the 2011-12 season. So it happened pretty fast. Awful way to go out.

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: June 28, 2016, 10:39 PM »
Picked up the LEGO TFA video game today, and got the FN-2187 minifig that came with the deluxe edition. I also got the Kylo Ren Shuttle polybag as a preorder bonus from Gamestop, along with a nifty poster of the box art.

With my luck, the Finn and Shuttle polybags will show up en masse at Target or something next week (they were the sole reason for me getting the game).

The Wookiee Arcade / Re: LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
« on: June 28, 2016, 10:29 PM »
Deluxe Edition also comes with a FN-2187 Minifigure (sole reason I purchased the game :-[)

Other goodies include, as Jeff said, the Season Pass and an Empire Strikes Back character set. I think the PS4 version has some bonus exclusive goodies too, but I wouldn't know about that since I got the Xbox version.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: June 28, 2016, 01:10 PM »
I have seen that set! I even took a picture of it and forgot to post it here. I passed on both sets though they look nice, the Carter/Panther set is especially well done.

Pics are pretty big, so here are links:
- Panther/Carter
- Cap/Iron Man

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: June 28, 2016, 10:21 AM »
Caught Finding Dory last night. I enjoyed it well enough, but it wasn't nearly as good as Finding Nemo. Still better than 90% of the garbage that has come out recently.

I now have a Rey with lightsaber and one without still in package.  Can anyone tell me which BB8 version is better?  The one with Lightsaber looks dirtier and the paint doesn't look as good to me, but feels like I've read about that being a "corrected" version somewhere.

IIRC, and someone please correct me if I'm wrong:

- Force Friday Rey had the "inaccurate" BB-8
- A revision that shipped right after the movie came out had Rey with redone paint apps on her face and an "accurate" BB-8
- The new version with the lightsaber also has the "accurate" face paint apps and BB-8

I have all 3 but haven't opened any, so I can't closely compare. But like yours, Justin, the lightsaber version has the best looking BB-8 with the dirt and grime. The second version has a cleaner BB-8.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: June 27, 2016, 12:20 AM »
I saw ID4 2 Friday night, and I agree, it was an awful, awful movie. Like every sequel nowadays, they kept throwing in references to the old movie, or even downright re-doing certain scenes! 20 years this, 20 years that, 7300 days ago, we get it, the original movie came out 20 years ago!

And the PACING. One of the worst paced movies I think I've ever seen. I don't recall ever seeing a movie that built up so many major battles and then showed hardly any action.

Too much focus on the awful new characters, all of whom were comedic. It's like if TFA had Rey fall in love with Finn simply because the script called for it. And if Daisy Ridley and John Boyega had no charisma or talent.

This thing is heading for a Batman vs Superman level bomb and I hope it kills all plans for the sequel.

Other Collectibles / Re: Medicom 6" MAFEX Star Wars figures
« on: June 23, 2016, 12:29 PM »
MAEFX Hologram Darth Vader Announced

MAEFX ROTS Vader and TFA Rey Also Announced

I'm all over that Rey... I thought the Hasbro version had enough accessories!

Rogue One / Re: Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« on: June 20, 2016, 04:47 PM »
I believe more casuals, i.e. women, were buying figures too, if the #wheresrey movement showed us anything. And they were not the people buying Sarco Plank figures.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: June 19, 2016, 01:04 PM »
I was surprised to find the Vision, Gamora armored Spider Man today   First time I've seen this wave.

Found a freshly stocked case of this wave at a local Walmart last night. Grabbed Armored Spidey and left everything else (they had 1 of each and 2 Visions)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Do You Have Pets?
« on: June 14, 2016, 11:56 PM »
Awful news, Rob and Matt, and I'm sorry to hear it. I feel like you made the best choice though, Rob, since it sounds like her last few months were rough.

Found an Ahsoka the other day at WM (which I'm giving to a local collector buddy), and last night I found the new Lightsaber Variant Rey at a local comic shop. I made the dumb decision to buy it... for $30. :(

The comic store looked to have ordered some of the revision Wave 1 cases, since they also had the FO Stormie and Chewie, two figures I haven't seen on the pegs in ages. I think they buy wholesale product from Entertainment Earth as well, which explains why they have it.

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