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The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: September 4, 2015, 03:50 AM »
Just got Kylo (6 inch) off of Amazon... beats driving around looking. Stormtrooper was sold out though, but I figure those will be everywhere soon.

The Force Awakens / Re: Force Friday: What are You Buying?
« on: September 4, 2015, 02:57 AM »
Just got back from hitting FOUR STORES for Force Friday. What a HUGE letdown. Were all stores limited to 1-2 cases of product? Because that's pretty much all I saw.

Stop 1: Walmart 1. 5 people in a small line near electronics. First guy in line grabs EVERY Black Series figure. ******* really, *******? Tons of Micro Machines and Hot Wheels Die Cast ships, 2-3 of each 3.75 inch fig (just troopers, Finn, Poe, Phasma and Kylo were available along with Luke and Vader). Only LEGO sets were Rey's speeder and the 2015 Advent Calendar, which I snagged because the calendars are hard to find now. That's IT.

Stop 2: TRU. Had all of the LEGO sets (plus TRU tax) and lightsabers and some of the RC/drones/whatever. That's IT. If they had any figures, they were long gone when I got there at 10 after midnight. I'm able to get a free LEGO brick though, so it wasn't a total loss.

Stop 3: Walmart 2. Same stock as above, but there are some figures remaining. I snag Finn, Rey and Chewie, the only TBS figures they have. An employee is giving out free Topps dice or something and just gave me a handful.

Stop 4: Walmart 3. They didn't even put stuff out.

So now I'm stuck hunting for a damn Kylo Ren and a Stormtrooper (and realizing how dumb I sound for being so worked up over plastic toys). I'll be out of town for Labor Day weekend so I might hit some small town WMs during my travels but I'm not expecting to find much. Wish I would have known the stores either got no stock or were purposefully not putting everything out so I wouldn't have wasted my time.

The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: September 4, 2015, 02:47 AM »
Snagged Rey, Finn and Chewie. That was my entire Force Friday haul since stores apparently only got a single case of everything.

Other Collectibles / Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« on: September 3, 2015, 01:40 PM »
What exactly does it do? I want one, but I might get bored with it pretty quick.

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA Poe's X-Wing Fighter with Poe Dameron
« on: September 2, 2015, 02:39 PM »
The... the pack in figure doesn't fit in the ship it comes with?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: August 31, 2015, 01:55 PM »
Agreed, much better episode this week. Couldn't help but laugh that in true horror fashion, the black people died first.

I kinda liked the protest angle... explains why the outbreak spreads so fast (besides nobody telling anybody anything), because the Tumbler/Social Justice Warrior crowd gets in the way of cops doing their jobs. I laughed at the people running off the bus too... hey the cops just killed a dude, let's go poke the corpse with a stick!

The food thing at the school was weird too. Like, why wouldn't you take it after all of that? I did like how hard it was to kill Principal Obama, since he's a "fresh" zombie. That pocket knife to the head would have shattered a skull on TWD.  :)

I also like the decision by the wardrobe department to stuff the "teenage" daughter into yoga pants. Slightly disappointed we didn't get any zombies eating kids in the neighbor's moonbounce though.

The Force Awakens / Re: Force Friday: What are You Buying?
« on: August 27, 2015, 05:27 PM »
Good question. I took September 4 off of work since I have to go to Houston the next day anyway, otherwise I wouldn't be able to go (like most sane people). I'll probably hit TRU since there's one 5 minutes from where I live. Only problem is it's at an intersection of 2 major highways, so it will probably be crowded. I figure I'll go mostly for the experience, then hit up a Wal-Mart afterwards.

I'm going to hit up the LEGO store the next morning and grab whatever they have too. I was there the other day to get the TPM poster and talked with the manager, who said they already have the sets in the back, will put them out on the 4th, and it will be cheaper than TRU.

How bad are TRU MM crowds? The only one I've done was for Clone Wars, and I just hit a Wal-Mart and had to battle a crowd of roughly 8 people. Might be worth just going to a Wal-Mart and skipping TRU entirely.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« on: August 27, 2015, 09:15 AM »
PLEASE just be a hologram voiced by the dude who voices Tarkin in Rebels...

I dunno, the CGI Arnold in Terminator Genisys was alright, but you literally see a quick shot of his face followed by a bunch of quick cuts during a fight scene. Tarkin doesn't fight, he just stands there and talks. We could hit the Uncanny Valley really quick.

Other Collectibles / Re: Medicom 6" MAFEX Star Wars figures
« on: August 24, 2015, 10:06 AM »
They look good, but considering Vader hasn't even been released yet, it will probably be a few years til we get our hands on them. :P

Had a chance to open up Luke over the weekend (but too lazy to take pictures, go figure). It's a great figure, and matches well with the SH Figuarts Vader and Stormtrooper.

Probably my favorite feature is the alternate heads... and they worked in the Japanese "face swapping" mechanisms. Essentially, you can either swap heads, or swap just the faces, so for example, you can have a neutral expression Luke with the windy hair, or angry Luke with normal hair. Another feature I love is that the right wrist joint is flesh colored, so it looks like the glove comes "untucked" from the sleeve. Very weird thing to like, I know.

I do have the Hasbro Black Series Jedi Luke and did some comparisons... I do like a few things better on Hasbro's version, shockingly. For example, Hasbro had the separate chest panels for if you want to display Luke with his shirt's flap up or down. None of that with the Figuarts figure. Also I like Hasbro's lightsaber better, as the handle is more rubbery and easier to put in the figure's hands. Also, Hasbro painted the belt buckle silver while Bandai left it black. Not sure which is the screen accurate version.

Can't forget about the alternate unmasked Vader head that Luke comes with. It's something that should have come with Vader, but no complaints. It looks great, especially since Vader comes with a chopped off hand piece. Fooling around with the two though made me realize that Bandai's Vader is a tad bit too short... Luke comes up to his nose when I feel he should come up to Vader's chin maybe.

Just wish I could track down a few more Stormtroopers. :P

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Scale Millennium Falcon
« on: August 24, 2015, 09:47 AM »
I kind of like it as well... as an updated/modified POTF2 Falcon, it looks great. Only part I don't "get" is the Nerf cannon. I won't be buying one, but I bet it will sell well.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: August 24, 2015, 09:41 AM »
I was pumped until the last few minutes of Talking Dead before the show when the producer dude was like "The reason people will like this show is because they know more than the characters!" Umm, no. The reason I was looking forward to it is because this is essentially Walking Dead that isn't tied to the comic, meaning we have no idea what will happen with the characters. Literally anything can happen and anyone can die! I was also looking forward to the possibility of learning what started the outbreak. But that line made it seem like they didn't understand the audience at all.

I mean I'll stick with it unless it gets REALLY bad (plus the 22 year old girl playing a high schooler is attractive enough for a few watches) but not a great start.

Got Jedi Luke in the mail yesterday. Haven't had a chance to open him yet but I'll snap some pics this weekend since I have the Hasbro Black Series version too. One thing I notice from the packaging: the hair looks gold, as in it's shiny. Love how it comes with the alternate unmasked head for Vader.

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