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That is hilarious...I have heard every single one of those comments, except for the eye thing.  :D

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: November 29, 2011, 09:37 AM »
I think your mileage varies considerably with some of these stores geographically.

K-Mart is absolutely the WORST store by a million miles around here, I mean, they are just unbelievably bad. I work right across the street from one of their stores in a nice part of town and their SW section is a wasteland. They've had the same 5 cruddy figures loitering on their pegs for literally months.

We got plenty of Wave 9 in the Wallys here though, so I think it just depends on where you live.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 28, 2011, 07:28 PM »
Well, much like True Blood, the source material and show really vary pretty significantly, so I wouldn't really qualify any discussion of the comic storylines as spoilers. Shane gets killed very early on in the comic, so they have long since left that in the dust. If you're still keen on reading the comics that's cool, but those things have been around for years so it's hard to spoil something that stale to begin with. But ya, will try to be more careful in the future, sorry.

Kirkman basically said he is letting the storyline develop organically, and has not committed to any particular continuity from the comic, so I think we'll continue to see some significant divergence between the two.

SO why was Rick surprised to learn Lori was pregnant if the doctor told him back at the CDC?  ;)

Technically though, the ad states the pricepoints included under "all" and it only goes to $8.99 (Like $7.99-$8.99), so in theory they shouldn't be adjusting if they don't want to.  The holiday rush may prove fruitful for people to try though since it's a lot easier to overlook.

Bingo...I had the misfortune of trying to get an adjustment from someone who was halfway on the ball, so she pointed out my purchase did not qualify because of the original price. :(

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: November 28, 2011, 10:27 AM »
In what can only be viewed as a troubling development, HTS has pulled the mini Y-Wing Scout Bomber off the site completely. You can officially no longer get this toy from the company that was supposed to be making it.  ::)

Just the latest kick in the nuts for fans of this line.

Thanks Hasbro.

Thanks for trimming down to a paltry 19 figures next year.
Thanks for cancelling those 2 Deluxe sets you tauntalized us with earlier this year.
Thanks for not shipping the Mando Assault Transport in time for holiday shopping. Or even putting it up on your own website so we could order it, months after the other online etailers got theirs.

I don't know why my money has suddenly become abhorrent to you, but if you don't want it anymore, I can find someone else who will. Pretty sure.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 28, 2011, 09:55 AM »
It's so weird to see what they are and are not sticking true to the comic book on...

I'm curious what you are thinking of specfically here?

I have read a lot of the comics, and most of my recollection centers around Michonne, the "Governor", Rick's hand, etc. (Oh yeah, AND SHANE GETTING KILLED!) They aren't going anywhere near that stuff it seems like. So they must be pulling inspiration from the ones I haven't read yet.

That ending last night was BRUTAL, and completely awesome. I wasn't sure where they would ultimately end up going with the Sophia arc, so it was somewhat of a shock. Really well done though, even before that point it was a pretty powerful scene. Poor Herschel looked like he was in shock.

Great point brought up on the Talking Dead later: (I hate shows that talk about other shows but this one is just too full of good information to pass up, plus they had Kirkman on last night)

Otis would have been the one who "corralled" Sophia and got her into the barn, and he never even found out she was missing befoe Shane offed him, so it would seem NOBODY knew she was in there. This is the implied backstory anyway, according to Kirkman.

The slow descent of Shane is compelling, but this is going to have a short shelf life. He can't just keep getting crazier and crazier, sooner or later he is going to get killed by his own people. Probably Lori, or maybe even the kid.

I think that final scene pretty much repudiates Shane's whole take on Rick not being tough enough to survive in a walker world. I expect we'll see a leaner, meaner Rick going forward.

Damn, I'm gonna miss this show!

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 25 (2011 Fall Wave 3)
« on: November 28, 2011, 09:19 AM »
JTA is postulating that there may be multiple version of Chewie shipping, with variant paint apps. Anyone else notice this?

I have at least 2 of them that look more or less the same, but I do recall when seeing them for the first time thinking "that's not nearly as dark in the face as everyone was complaining about."

Running change maybe?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: November 27, 2011, 06:14 PM »
Yeah, I braved a few Wallys over the past few days just out of curiosity if they would make any effort to put these out. Their toy aisles were a wreck and the SW sections in particular looked pretty lackluster.

If they didn't have the sense to make these exclusives available during the biggest shopping week of the year, there's no telling when they will show up. Really stupid on their part I think.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: November 26, 2011, 07:44 PM »
Picked up the black Endor rebel variant this morning at TRU for a fellow collector. This is literally the only one I've ever seen here.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: November 26, 2011, 07:43 PM »
Picked up Armored Savage # 5 @ TRU today...actually left one hanging on the pegs, so I think I've finally broken the compulsion.

Also scored the black rebel TVC variant.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2011-2012
« on: November 24, 2011, 06:23 PM »
After seeing that disgusting display by that POS Suh today, I don't say how anyone can not say they aren't dirty. That was dirty, cheap, and complete garbage.

EXACT same thing as Haynesworth stomping Gurode, minus the stiches.

Punk ass bitch.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: November 21, 2011, 02:53 PM »
Snagged another Armored Savage Oppress today at Target over lunch. I never get tired of picking this guy off the pegs and paying for him. This was the mintiest card yet too, def a keeper.

I have to see, despite the overall awesomeness of the figure, it's not without its flaws. The right hand is sculpted so open it can't even hold the lightsaber, and only loosely grips the battle-axe. The overall proportions of the figure seem pretty exaggerated too. I mean, he makes Seripas look small standing side-by-side. Artistic license I guess.

I'm gonna miss buying new Clone Wars figures next year.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 21, 2011, 09:25 AM »
This show is so awesome and frustrating at the same time. It's the only show I NEVER want to end...I just wish the episodes went on for hours. It's SO engrossing, but the pace really plods sometimes, and there is really no sense of how much time is passing.

I mean, how long have they been at that farm now? I assumed it was only 2-3 days but it seems much longer now. Did they really think they were going to just stay there? I think Lori was the only one laboring under that misconception.

I officially HATE Lori too, her character just sucks. How the hell are you gonna feed Rick all that crap about keeping secrets? REALLY?!?! You have no shame, none. BTW, the make-up/CGI folks are going to have a really hard time making it seem believable she is pregnant...that woman looks like a total anorexic.

Is anyone even looking for Sophia anymore? They sure seem lackadaisacal about it. Even the freaking Mom seems content to just chill out around camp. I have to think they could come up with a better way to search than going house by house and room by room too. Try standing on top of your car and shouting her name. That way, when the zombies inevitably show up, you can just jump in your ride and take off.

I kind of like what they are doing with Glenn and Andrea's characters, shading them in with a little more depth. I also liked that they actually moved the plot forward pretty substantially last night. Not only did we finally get Lori revealing the pregnancy to Rick, but she even came clean about Shane. I was expecting them to draw that out much longer, so a welcome relief.

Is it even a question of whose baby it is? Again, the timelines are way confusing on this show but it would seem like it would HAVE to be Shane's right? But Rick doesn't even think to ask this?

Loved Dale calling out Shane too...his next conversation needs to be with Rick now.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Mandalorian Troop Shuttle
« on: November 20, 2011, 10:21 PM »
So...I was thinking about this thing tonight. I always assumed it would show up before the holidays, but here we are on the threshold of Black Friday and not a sign of it anywhere. A lot of the stores I frequent seem to have available space for the mid-size line too, especially TRU.

I recall last year it was hard to find the Tri-Fighter and HMP but HTS had them up for order in plenty of time before X-Mas. It has still not shown up there either yet though.

Weird, this would be a good seller I think.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: November 19, 2011, 04:48 PM »
I've actually seen at least 2 cases out at the same time at TRU and Target within the past week, but that may be the exception rather than the rule.

They're moving fast, I know that, 2-3 days and even the repacks are gone.

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