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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Savage Oppress Figure / Wave ??
« on: May 17, 2011, 10:55 PM »
Wow, what a treasure trove of information! Where to start?

1) We're not only getting Hondo Ohnaka re-issued finally in Wave 10, but we're also getting the long awaited Commander Jet! (Oh yeah!)

2) R7-D4 in Wave 12 is a previously unreported figure. Finally, an astromech to go with Plo Koon's starfighter!

3) No mention of Chewie or Tarrful but we get a generic Kashyyk Warrior? Hmm.

4) Repack of Jar-Jar in Wave 12, but no mention of Aayla.

5) All waves listed as August 2011 which confirms my suspicion that we will not be seeing any more new figures before Comic-Con. :( That is a long dry spell.

Thanks for posting, can't wait to see these!

That actually makes more sense, I always thought it was weird that they would do CW figures from comics, but if it was actually planned as part of the comic pack line and not some kind of single carded figure, I could see it. Sounds like they would have paired this with cold weather Kit Fisto, who I guess we will also see eventually.

Thinking Echo is from one of those new BP's revealed recently...

The Bullpen / Re: Captain America: The First Avenger: The Toys!
« on: May 17, 2011, 10:48 AM »
Saw these last night...ho-hum. How many different costumes does the dude actually wear in this movie?

Red Skull looks cool but of course they couldn't stick that in Wave 1.  ::)

The Bullpen / Re: Thor: The Toys!
« on: May 17, 2011, 10:46 AM »
Yeah, they had Wave 1 out MONTHS before the movie was released, and now that the thing is out and the "iron is hot" they suddenly stop shipping new figs?

Dudes, everyone wants that Destroyer! Hook it up!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Thor (Movie & Sequels)
« on: May 17, 2011, 10:44 AM »'s just an expression. A reference to the old B/W silent movie villains, who always bore a trademark sinister mustache they would invariably stroke or twirl malevolently.

Loki in the comics was always clean shaven as I recall, but then again, so was Thor and somehow that got lost in the movie.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NBA 2010-2011
« on: May 16, 2011, 09:08 AM »
Very happy to see the Thunder roll on, that was an exciting series. I don't think Dallas wanted to play Memphis, they have some really tough matchups. OKC is more of a 2 man gang.

REALLY surprised to see the Bulls CRUSH the Heat that way. I figured all of these games would be close like the regular season, but that was just a beat down. I mean damn, are they really THAT much better than the Heat? Miami had a lot more time off to prepare for that game after all. I guess the Boston series was emotionally draining but damn, last night was embarrassing.

Hope they can get it together at least to make it competitive. Spoelstra really worries me though, that kid just seems in over his head.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Thor (Movie & Sequels)
« on: May 16, 2011, 09:02 AM »
Saw it Friday night, but I had to go to 2 different theatres to find a non-3D showing. (Damn I am sick of that crude, sucky 3D crap...just give it up already, please)

Thought it was good, a solid summer movie effort. If you don't overthink it too much, it's a pretty fun ride. I'm not so much of a Thor purist that I was horribly offended by any of the plot changes. I did want to see that winged helmet though.

Thought Loki came off as much more of a sympathetic villain than the mustache twirling arch enemy from the comics. Was actually kind of refreshing to have a villain with some depth.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TRU Geonosian Warrior and Speeder
« on: May 16, 2011, 08:53 AM »
LOL..."March '11 street date" my arse.

I feel like this thing is long overdue and at this point should be the next new Clone Wars item that hits the shelves. I doubt we will see any more new figures before SDCC, and who knows what's up with those battlepacks and deluxe sets that have been previewed so far.

I'd be happy if we got half of those...only Sugi, Chewie, and Mother Talzin seem like they have a real shot.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero / Comic Book TV Development
« on: May 13, 2011, 09:41 AM »
Wonder Woman was not picked up by NBC for the Fall. Dang.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NBA 2010-2011
« on: May 13, 2011, 08:43 AM »
Meh, Miami wins that series whether Rondo is healthy or not, so I don't think that had a major impact on the ultimate outcome. They didn't lose because of their play at the point.

Looking forward to the Bulls/Heat matchup...Chitown pwned them in the regs season, but it's a new deal now.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2010-2011 Regular Season
« on: May 13, 2011, 08:39 AM »
Home Ice means nothing in hockey, IMO. It provides the least advantage of any professional sport. The Sharks certainly didn't get the benefit of any "home town ref" calls...seemed like every time I turned around they were handing the Wings another Power Play.

Thornton was a monster and Niemi just keeps standing on his head out there, incredible.

I have to go Sharks/Lightning for the final. That would at least salve a little of the wounds over the CAPS choking again.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: May 12, 2011, 10:38 PM »
Picked up a carded Jord Dusat for a good price today. I actually had bought one a few weeks ago but the SOB backed out of the auction and returned my money. I ended up getting a mintier one for five bucks cheaper, good karma for sure.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: May 11, 2011, 08:35 AM »
I dont get the whole Superman appeal, I like my super heroes with a more gritty internal flaw.

You pretty much just summarized why Marvel >>> DC Comics from the 60's-80's. Agree 100%.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Thor (Movie & Sequels)
« on: May 7, 2011, 09:00 AM »
Going next week on a weeknight when the tween set thins out...

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