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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« on: November 4, 2011, 09:26 AM »
Yeah, I play mine pretty frequently, just finished TFU II a few weeks back. Fun stuff.

I just saw in TRU's Wii ad they have Punch Out! Think I will have to pick that up, even if Tyson is not in it anymore.

Glass Joe FTW!

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: November 4, 2011, 09:21 AM »
One of the problems I see is that collectors / kids might be getting bored with the line in general - I've yet to even see the mini Y-wing because the pegs at every store are loaded with pegwarmers.

Yep, I haven't been able to find this either, and like the BARC with Jesse previously, after the initial burst it seems to have stopped shipping. VERY frustrating.

I see 1 of 2 things with the Deluxe sets - either there are none on the pegs or they are overflowing.

The main problem IMO was their unbelievably idiotic decision to repack 4 of the sets from the previous packaging - the Naboo Skiff, Freeco, AT-RT, etc. There was absolutely no need for that. Those things were in abundant supply and did not need to be carried forward. Those are the ones I see pegwarming more than anything.

According to their front page, JTA is preparing some kind of report on the fate of the MIA Walmart exclsuives, so hopefully we'll have more info soon on those sets.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TRU Clone Wars Assassin Spider Droid
« on: November 3, 2011, 10:40 AM »
I just saw this is on sale for $19.99 now at TRU. Hope it's not too late for a price adjustment...

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: November 2, 2011, 02:18 PM »
Saw the Power-Man/Iron Fist comic pack last week for the first time. Had been curious about this since it went up on HTS.

Man, that was one embarassing comic that does not hold up well today.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: November 2, 2011, 02:13 PM »
Found a whole fresh case of Wave 11 at the local Target today, on my birthday.  ;D

Having doubles now of all of them, I left them for the next lucky soul, but it was great to see Seripas hanging on the pegs. Heck, it was great to see all of them.

Still not sure what to do about Wave 12. That whole "last wave in the old packaging" fear has me a little worried.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: November 1, 2011, 10:54 PM »
There was some buzz out of NYCC I believe, that these may be in limbo or scrapped altogether. That seems like a stretch since the tooling, etc is already done and the figures are ready to go. You can still find Scythe and Gearshift on eBay loose.

But no, definitely no domestic sightings yet. Toy Palace has the 2 packs but they are the foreign versions without the actual DVD's.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 31, 2011, 09:16 AM »
A decent effort, seemed like an episode more focused on laying thr groundwork for future plot development.

The Asian kid and redhead making goo goo eyes, more backstory on Darryl, Dale/Andrea tension, etc.

I guess the black dude is going to heal up and come back from crazytown?

Not much a surprise at the end there. You had to figure when they cut away there was going to be a "reveal" later on. Poor Otis. He really should have used that last bullet on Shane.

Not sure what to make of the Travis Bickle moment. His character treads the line between good and evil anyway, so hard to say if he is really going off the deep end at this point. (BTW ladies - you can close your drooling mouths now, yes dude has nice abs)

I had to watch the scene with him and the wife twice at the end to figure out what she said. At first I assumed it was just "Thanks" but the second time it sounded like she said "Stay". Yeah, great idea honey.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Latest vintage acqusition
« on: October 30, 2011, 08:43 PM »
This doesn't really qualify as vintage per se, but I was able to finally pick up 2 of the 3 Herculoids Toynami sets on eBay this weekend.

Those things are typically prohibitively expensive, but a few went up recently that had low starting bids.

Perfect timing with the show just coming out on DVD, etc.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: October 29, 2011, 08:22 PM »
Saw some nice vintage stuff today at a local comic convention. Carded Hoth Han ($150), carded Boba Fett ($500), etc. I picked up a loose Darth Vader for $10 because it had a perfect original lightsaber. I think the one I have already is tweaked somehow.

They had a nice bin of loose vintage Stormtroopers too, in various stages of degradation. Also a few Imperial Guards and even a Sim Aloo.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: October 28, 2011, 09:17 PM »
Hells yeah!

That was probably the best thing I've seen since the Geonosis arc. That's really the show at its absolute best, IMO.

Loved seeing the AT-RT's in action although they really should have thought about throwing a little shielding or something on there. Those things were dropping like flies. It must be sweet to be a driver though cause those guys didn't have to hike for 12 hours straight.  :D

The Umbarans were freaking cool as hell too, but why would you need a helmet to survive the atmosphere on your own planet?

Krell is gonna be one hefty mass of plastic on his inevitable card. Was not expecting him to be such a jagoff though, wow.

So much awesome toy fodder too. At least another re-deco AT-RT and driver, maybe the cool translucent flying skate thing, the sweet ass double-barreled Umbaran artillery. So many new flavor Clone Armors!

Speaking of which, Hardcase is now officially my favorite clone, dude is balls nasty! I can see why they gave him a spot in that upcoming battlepack. Hope he survives the arc.

Feedback / Re: Dressel Rebel's feedback
« on: October 28, 2011, 09:01 PM »
Big ups to Matt for helping me out with a spare Seripas in exchange for a Ponda Baba. Plus he was cool enough to throw in a free A-Wing pilot just for kicks.  :)

Thanks bro!

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 28, 2011, 08:58 PM »
Yeah, I can't disagree, $14.99 is the MSRP but TRU has them for $16.99 and my local comic shop has them for $17.95 each, so not many good options out there.

I did cave and buy the B&W Rick Grimes variant and the exclusive B&W Walker/Lurker 2-pack today. (That last one is not available @ TRU BTW)

After looking them over again I just decided these are too cool to pass up. Detachable limbs? Removable organs? Face splitting action? Oh hell yes.

May try to see if I can pick up the rest on the cheap via eBay. I am actually more interested in the TV versions, but I guess those are the second wave slated for November.

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 28, 2011, 10:00 AM »
Finally saw these at TRU, pretty sure I will be unable to resist these. They just look too cool, and it's a small line I can easily accommodate right now. I just wish the pricing was better, $16.99 is a little steep, IMO.

Has anyone spotted these anyplace other than online or at TRU? I guess they are probably too gruesome for Walmart or Target, but I was hoping some comic shops or Hot Topic might carry them.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: MLB 2011
« on: October 28, 2011, 09:04 AM »
I turned it off after it was 7-4 in the eighth.  ::)

STL has consistently choked so hard in this series there didn't seem to be any point to keep watching.

I have to say I'm sorry I missed it. Sounded like an epic collapse.

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