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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: May 9, 2016, 04:13 PM »
Just like Arya's, my list of people I want to see die is getting shorter too. Suck it, Ollie, you little sociopath. And double-suck it, Ser Allister. The world is better off without both of you.  ;D

Agree the stuff with Dany and Mereen really makes the whole story drag noticeably. Would be happy to skip anything outside of Westeros for a few episodes.

The Tower of Joy stuff should be good when they get more into it. Still thinking R + L = J & M but we'll see.

Did Rickon crawl out of a time warp? He looked about 10 years older. Sucks that he's in the clutches of the Boltons now. I assume we'll be treated to another gory end because Martin sure enjoys killing Starks. Please just make it quick and spare us eight episodes of torture-porn with Ramsey...

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William Schallert  :'(

RIP Federation Undersecretary of Agricultural Affairs Nilz Baris...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: May 7, 2016, 05:01 PM »
Weird sentence:
How hot is Aunt May?

I know, right? I'm not a fan of any of the post-Raimi Spider Man stuff, but if you're going to reimagine something, you could do a lot worse than Marisa Tomei.  :)

I saw it last night with one other couple in the entire theatre, who were well behaved, so it was a pleasant way to kill 3 hours. Liked it a lot, they continue to crank out winners in this franchise, and with the MU stuff in general. Wasn't totally blown away really, I guess I kept feeling they eventually they would get down to figuring things out so ther was less sense of tension for me than doomsday scenario type stuff, but that stuff is probably overdone anyway. Sort of felt like ESB to me in a lot of ways, a strong standalone effort that still feels like a bridge between larger stories. Funny they referenced that even.

They absolutely nailed the Black Panther too, in every respect IMO. The actor, the way he spoke and carried himself, even the faithfully interpreted outfit. Spot on perfect. Major props for that. That's a character near and dear to my heart having debuted in FF.

Curious to see if they try to start registering Inhumans next week on Agents of SHIELD.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: May 5, 2016, 09:12 AM »
I got an email from Super7 last night saying that their Alien Vinyl Carrying Cases were heading over on the proverbial slow boat from China and would not be here until June.  >:(

I understand the challenge of logistics with a small company like this but its pretty ****** of them not to have stated that up front last week when they went up for order. There's no way they could not have known that.  They could have easily labeled it as a Pre-Order, or at the very least as a gesture of good faith not charged me or refunded my money until the damn things show up.

No idea now if I'm going to get my 3-pack or if they will hold it and ship them together.

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Cool stuff! I know 3PO is the Ep 7 version, but am curious if R2 is exactly the same as the previous con exclusive release. Don't see why it wouldn't be, his look never changes anyway.

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Thanks, yeah I can pass at that price. I did pick up a few cheap Finns and Resistance Troopers.  :)

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I woke up and ordered one this morning at about 7:45am EST with no problems, thankfully.

I saw JTA put up a front page post about it about 8 minutes later and I'm sure that was the nail in the coffin. I kinda wish they wouldn't do stuff like that.

I wish we could get some definitive answer on if these are completely dunzo or if they plan to keep releasing the odd character here and there like Proto Boba.

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Just snagged Luke and the Wampa on a lightning deal on Amazon, and used some Discover cashback points, knocking the cost down to $15.

Oh man, is it still going? I've been refreshing their page all morning and never saw that one go up.

Guessing probably not, the only one I see now is $38. :(

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: May 1, 2016, 10:17 PM »
YES!!  ;D

I knew it, I KNEW IT, I freaking knew it.

Total TV awesomeness overload.

Oh and extra credit for those two old dbags getting their just desserts, although Roose deserved to be stabbed about 50 more times in Robb's memory.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: May 1, 2016, 10:14 PM »
It took me til last night to catch up on this too. More of the same really, questionable decisions all around. Let's stand on the edge of a sandy cliff, let's walk into a confined space filled with walkers, let's waste time talking instead of furiously rifling through every suitcase, etc etc.

Will feel like a waste if I don't get to see at least two of these dopes get eaten before the season is over...

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There are none here in VA either, kind of a screw.  >:(

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Just got around to un boxing this tonight and setting it up with the companion piece on my display shelf. I really like it! It's a nice centerpiece to build around. It makes it very easy to pose Rey and Kylo in full on battle mode. Makes me wish they would do more stuff like this, would have been perfect for the Wampa set.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: April 27, 2016, 02:53 PM »
Agreed, and I think it is a result of them going back to doing their own thing without the support of Funko. So we wind up with $15 MOTU figures you can only buy online, and $45 vinyl carrying cases. I'm kinda glad now there is not much else on the horizon with these guys.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: April 26, 2016, 10:27 PM »
I was able to order the carrying case and Japanese packaged 3-pack without any trouble. $45 each though, ouch.  :-\

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Doctor Strange
« on: April 26, 2016, 08:48 PM »
Dalai Lama is a great point. An aged, learned, spiritual wise man who happens to be Asian. He is no more a racist caricature than the Ancient One. It's not like they drew the guy with buck teeth and thick glasses. There is a long tradition of the learned wise man in eastern mysticism. I just don't think the character as was originally written was so awful that they had to totally reimagine him.

The Tibet thing is something I had not considered, but I feel like they could just be vague about it and say "the Himalayas" or something like that. That's not anything that has to be called out specifically and doesn't impact the story either way.

Definitely a lot more aspects to this issue than you would think at first glance. One way they could have side stepped the whole thing would have been to skip the origin story altogether and just hit the ground running. Shake up the usual formula.


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