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Other Toy Lines / Re: Pacific Rim Toys
« on: June 17, 2014, 09:55 PM »
Got my shipping notification from TRU for 18" Knifehead.  8)

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: Upcoming Black Series figures?
« on: June 17, 2014, 08:55 AM »
As per JTA, some new rumors circulating:

Bossk (!)
Han Solo Stormtrooper

Also some confirmation of the 3PO figure rumored previously, although I don't know how they can really verify if it is going to be vac-metallized or not.

I love that we're getting Bossk because they're going to have to follow that up with Zuckuss, Dengar, 4-LOM, etc eventually. You can't make just one!

The Han Stormtrooper was inevitable, no doubt Luke is on the way too. I just wonder how much they will tweak that Stormy sculpt to individualize them. Hopefully it won't just be some half-assed kitbash job.

Would people be willing to drop $60-$70, even if they didn't own the figs already, just because they had a plastic table and chairs?

Based on the several pages of comments I just read over at the RS thread, it seems like the general consensus is that something new would have been better than nothing, and I tend to agree, but my collecting habits are not generally driven by the financial aspect. I just want more cool stuff.  :)

I can certainly understand the counter argument though that this would be even more off-putting to many collectors, having actual sculpted accessories mixed in with a bunch of crappy repacks.

Heck, I'd just prefer a set of only accessories anyway, why even bother with the figures?

Yeah, I can't justify the expense for a cruddy cardboard table. If they had bothered to put an ounce of effort into this set and given us plastic chairs and table, etc I would have bitten. This is really a weak effort.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2014 Wave 3
« on: June 13, 2014, 12:31 AM »
Yeah, more Stormtroopers would have been a better choice but at least it's not Obi-Wan again.

What I find ludicrous is the "August 2014" ship date. How the heck are they gonna get that wave out in two months when the wave with Anakin and the Clone Trooper hasn't even started to hit yet? History has shown it takes many months between these 6" waves. (Too long IMHO, these should be hitting every three months)

Seems like kind of a train wreck with all the changes in direction on this line recently.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The "Space" Issue
« on: June 11, 2014, 03:52 PM »
I was in a pretty good place at the point they shut down the Clone Wars line, I had just enough space to house a complete carded/boxed collection. And after that the SW stuff I was still getting were just random one-offs here and there. Then I decided to jump in on the 6" line and figured I would at least open these to conserve some space. Ok, no problem.

But with the announcement of the new Rebels line, I may be screwed. That's going to be another one where I will get everything MOC/MISB. If this goes a couple of years it will present some real challenges. Something will have to go.  :(

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero / Comic Book TV Development
« on: June 11, 2014, 09:41 AM »
Daredevil has its Kingpin

...and in older news...

Daredevil has its Daredevil

Kingpin - Good actor, not nearly fat enough. They needed someone of Brando-level girth.

The only one of these I care about is Power Man, for the sheer spectacle of seeing how they try to drag that cringe inducing doofus into the 21st century.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: June 9, 2014, 01:41 PM »
Although I promised myself I wouldn't watch anymore of Season 4 til I caught up, I flipped past and literally could not look away. So freaking awesome.

"Dropping the scythe" was the best moment for me...they keep finding incredibly awesome ways to kill people.

I've been doing PayPal stuff all week with no problems either.

What has more likely happened is that they have frozen his account for some reason and he is unable to send or accept payments. That happened to me a few months back when there was a concern about overseas fraud. (Thankfully I was not victimized and the hold was lifted after a week or two)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: June 6, 2014, 02:15 PM »
HBO also has some bonus content On-Demand that covers a lot of that backstory type stuff too, not sure if it is the same as the DVD's but definitely helpful. I just started watching recently too and am about halfway through Season 1...good stuff.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: June 5, 2014, 09:09 PM »
Picked up another dirt cheap Aqua Droid at yet another Tuesday Morning yesterday. I counted up and found that I now have 26 "extra" Clone Wars figures I've accumulated over time at bargain basement prices as future customizing fodder. Probably should get around to actually doing something with 'em now I guess!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: June 3, 2014, 09:02 PM »
Depp would be perfect IMO, the classic Strange I remember had those trademark gray sideburns, so the age fits. Plus, ya gotta think after all those years of medical school, residency, and establishing a practice as a successful surgeon, followed by the car accident, recovery, and subsequent wandering the world and studying the mystic arts for years, you'd have to think the guy would have a few years under his belt by then.

They did name drop him on SHIELD, or maybe it was Winter Soldier, so the seed has been planted. I agree this could be one of the coolest movies ever, if done right. (IE: stick to it being actual magic, and not some interdimensional mumbo jumbo) Dormammu would be a terrific villain too, not to mention Mordo.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: June 3, 2014, 08:54 PM »
Picked up a nice carded Aqua Droid today at Tuesday Morning for $2.79 + tax.  :)

I guess they are having a big clearance blow-out going on right now, saw some Saga Legends figures for the same price later at the store across town.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Pacific Rim Toys
« on: June 3, 2014, 07:43 PM »
TRU just put up the new 18" Knifehead on their website. I went and pre-ordered one for $150. (Free shipping at least)

Estimated ship date is 6/17, so that is not long at all. Can't wait for this bad boy!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: June 3, 2014, 03:02 PM »
Damn, what a mess. It's my all time favorite comics franchise, but it's hard to feel any sympathy for Fox after the abominable last 2 films, and what looks to be an equally awful reboot. I can't blame Marvel for wanting to distance themselves from that drek. It annoys me to no end that they don't exist in the same universe as the Avengers though.

I hate to see that play out with the comics too, even though I haven't read that title since John Byrne left. They are one of the cornerstone, tent pole type superhero teams IMO, and they deserve better.

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