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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: March 16, 2012, 09:10 AM »
I was browsing through the "local" Wal-Mart last night and found the MArvel 3-pack box sets were marked down to $9 for some reason.  They only one White FF set and the Space guys, but I bought up both at that price.  Might be worth checking out your local WM if anyone's still looking for these.  I was just looking at them at Target a few minutes prior, where they are still $22.

My local Walmart has had both those packs on clearance for weeks now, definitely a good deal. They still have a stack of Sentinels for $20 too.

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 12
« on: March 16, 2012, 09:03 AM »
I'm loving realistic Anakin.

As a die-hard fan of the animated line, I still don't know what to think of these realistic "cross-overs."  I really don't have a problem with Hasbro making realistic versions of the core characters from the series, since we already have animated versions available for those of us who prefer to see these in animated form.  But I think that I may shed a small tear into my Coke Zero if Hasbro releases a realistic version of an animated character before that character is made in the animated line.

Co-sign. Although my reaction would be more along the lines of "VOMITING WITH RAGE".  >:( That would be a brutal slap in the face to every collector who has supported this line since its outset. Let's pray that never happens!

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Walmart Exclusive Clone Wars 2-Packs
« on: March 16, 2012, 09:01 AM »
Great success on my lunch run yesterday...TJ Maxx was a bust but I found a whole case of these at Marshall's and bought them all.  ;D

I definitely like 'em more than the blander DVD-less Euro versions.

I wonder what kind of quantities these were produced in, and if they will dry up quickly again or linger for awhile.

It would sure be nice to see the Mandalorian Assault Transport and Scout Bomber start turning up at these places too...

ps - why do I always see hot, sort of trashy women at these stores? who knew?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: March 15, 2012, 10:40 AM »
So is anyone reading this "Saga" thing I read about on CNN this morning? Some fanboy was wetting himself over it...I'm skeptical, but the art does look fantastic.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Walmart Exclusive Clone Wars 2-Packs
« on: March 15, 2012, 10:36 AM »
Wow, sure glad I dropped a bill to have the Euro versions shipped all the way from Germany.  ::)

That is some really good scoop, Jayson. All the sites this morning are harping on those 2 eBay auctions going on right now, but I talked to that seller last night and he did not find them at stores, he works for some kind of toy review company and they just happened to discover a box in their stockroom or something to that effect.

So it's very nice to have confirmation these are actually hitting brick and mortars. I now know what I am doing on my lunch hour today.  :)

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 13
« on: March 15, 2012, 08:59 AM »
Kithaba just looks great, but I'm predicting the one figure is going to irk some folks.

I guess I am slow on the uptake...which one and why?

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Offseason 2012
« on: March 14, 2012, 10:07 PM »
They could use a safety (rumors that they're talking to Reggie Nelson).

LaRon Landry is still available. :)

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Mandalorian Troop Shuttle
« on: March 14, 2012, 10:03 PM »
Ditto, I just don't get the continued delay. Do they not know where these things are? Does Hasbro have to get their factories to produce additional units? What's the hold-up?

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Offseason 2012
« on: March 14, 2012, 03:23 PM »
Nicks IS a GREAT signing...Bucs are definitely making moves this year. Where do you think they'll go in the draft?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
« on: March 14, 2012, 03:21 PM »
Apparently Walmart has dropped the clearance price on this further, from $39.90 to $30...saw the new red tag today.

They've still got a ways to go to match Target or Amazon.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Offseason 2012
« on: March 14, 2012, 08:53 AM »
Vincent Jackson got  5 years, $55 million, with a $26 million dollar signing bonus.

Pierre Garcon got 5 years, $42.5 million, with a $21.5 million dollar signing bonus.

The Skins overpaid, badly.  But that's sort of what Snyder does I suppose...

Well, Snyder does not negotiate contracts, that is Bruce Allen's job now...Danny just signs the checks.

Hard to say what the market value would be for Garcon, or what he will ultimately bring to the table, so I think it's a bit early to say he was overpaid BADLY. These contracts seem to balloon every year, so you can't really base it on any previous benchmarks. I agree it sounds like a lot for a guy that is not a legit #1 WR, but who knows what other teams were interested or what he could have commanded elsewhere.

At least there has been a significant change the past few years with Shanahan and Allen focusing their free agent efforts on younger, less "big name" guys who still have plenty of upside. Garcon is 26 and comes without any of the off-field baggage Jackson does, so I'm sure that factored in as well. Ditto Josh Morgan.

Apparently Royal has not officially signed yet, so we'll see what happens there.

I do think Jackson has some mad talent and was a very good pick-up for the Bucs. No doubt Josh Freeman is happy today.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Offseason 2012
« on: March 13, 2012, 08:31 PM »
Ok, Free Agency has been official for about four hours now and the Skins have already signed 3 Wide Receivers: Pierre Garcon, Josh Morgan, and Eddie Royal.  :o

At least RGIII will have some new faces to throw to next year.

What's YOUR team doing? Bears Fan digging Brandon Marshall?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 13, 2012, 09:18 AM »
My survival picks:


I guess they can keep Carol alive but like Dale she seems increasingly irrelevant. Andrea is sort of on an island now too, post-Shane, but she's interesting enough to keep around, IMO.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: March 13, 2012, 09:13 AM »
Ugh, HIMYM is one of the only shows I have ever STOPPED watching. Normally when I commit to a show I am in for the long haul, but that one aggravated me so much I simply had to give it up.

They should change the name to "Everything That Ever Happened to Me EXCEPT How I Met Your Mother".

My real problem was that the writers set the table wrong for that show and kept trying to paint themselves out of a corner. IE: Ted and Robin. The whole first part of their run was them doing this whole Ross/Rachel type dance, to the point where they got me to root hard for them, only to pull the rug out from under me by screwing them up. And then when Gay Barney got into the picture,  I was done.

I HATE shows where all the characters end up dating each other at one point or another. That's just lazy.

The Slapsgiving episode was awesome though.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: March 12, 2012, 04:57 PM »
Yeah, I hate to call anyone an outright liar, but it would seem to have been a fluke at best. I really have not seen any other reported sightings of these at other sites, nor a sudden surge in domestic ones on eBay.

I'm hoping maybe sometime in April they will start to show up.

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