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The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: March 9, 2012, 10:42 PM »
Picked up another complete set of deleted scene figures tonight at Walmart for $4 again, with an assist from Keyan Farlander.

Same scenario as last time, Keyan scanned fine at $4 but the rest did not ring up at all. It was a little easier to just get them to scan Keyan 5 more times though and be done with it. I guess they want as little hassle as possible at night.

Interesting thing was though - ALL of the Deleted Scene figures were actually on the shelves IN the clearance section, right next to the $1.50 Green Lantern figs. Looks like they just dumped the whole case in there. And this was not even all that close to the toy aisles.

Crazy-ass Walmart!

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: March 9, 2012, 09:06 PM »
Kinda huh? Not what I was expecting I guess.

I'm already on record that the whole premise is just silly, but if they're going to go there I guess I am in.

I liked the opening logo in red...good touch.

I can never read the credits when the show airs live, but I would bet anything the voice of the weird snake thing was James Hong, the very esteemed David Lopan from Big Trouble in Little China and also of Blade Runner fame. He is AWESOME, great choice.

It felt weird to see Anakin and Ahsoka again. Naturally they happen to stop in for a bite to eat at the exact same restaurant in the galaxy that their Sith adversary just left. Hell, everybody loves that diner - best waffles in the outer rim, right?  ::)

I like the opening too where Savage is just randomly strangling some chick for apparently no reason. Did she spill coffee on him or something? And yet he runs away like a little girl from those scary police robots?

Kind of odd cameos for Mother Talzin and Asajj too. So I guess Moms is alive someplace after all. Good, more appearances = higher probability for eventual action figure. And I like that Asajj is taking the time to explore her new alternative lifestyle with the freaky purple chick. They make a cute couple.  :D

The junkyard planet was cool, their backgrounds always are on this show, but I agree it was straight out of Soldier. I guess they could rip off worse movies though. As for Maul? I kind of liked the weird spider legs, but the crazy act seemed a little over the top. I'm sure Sam was into it and all, but all the crying and giggling doesn't really befit a Sith apprentice. Kinda wish he had toned it down a bit more, like with the "revenge" line, that was well done.

But seriously, HOW THE HELL would Yoda and Obi-Wan know Darth Maul by name?!?!

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Offseason 2012
« on: March 9, 2012, 08:51 PM »
You have to wonder if he is really worth it at this point.  Isn't he 36?  I think his price tag would cause salary cap issues for a lot of teams.  I'm sure the Redskin's fantasy football team captain owner will make a play at him, but I doubt Peyton wants to play in a colder climate or face his little brother twice a year.  I'm still hoping that the Skins trade up in the draft and pick a young QB.  Synder still hasn't learned his lesson about buying big name players though.

Apparently he has already told the 'Skins he is not interested in joining the team, so we can both breathe easier tonight. I guess he was not keen on facing Eli twice a year plus he seems to want to stay in the AFC. Crisis averted.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: March 9, 2012, 02:27 PM »

The Hunger Games is my wild card and I think it has the possibility of making the top 5 and knocking out The Amazing Spider-Man.  The books are huge and if the movie captures that it could do good things.  However, it's not what you would call a feel good story.  That could turn some people off and word of mouth could stop people from going if they didn't already know what the movie was about. 

Here's my take on this movie, having only a vague idea of the plot and cultural zeitgeist:

The previews look boring. I don't know or care about any of the actors except Woody Harrelson and whoever the other adults of importance might be. It strikes me as some kind of tween mash-up of Lord of the Flies and The Lottery. Is this supposed to be some alternate reality or the future? The costumes seem ridiculous, even worse than that DUNE miniseries on SyFy a few years back.

Obviously as a cranky old man I am not the target audience for this thing, but neither am I for Project X or The Chronicle and those both looked a lot more interesting to me.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything Rebelscum
« on: March 9, 2012, 02:18 PM »
So much for that post-death plan of succession...

That place just gets weirder and weirder.

Anyone want to lay odds on the real story ever getting out?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Firefly / Serenity
« on: March 9, 2012, 10:20 AM »
What's Summer Glau doing now? Shouldn't she be joining the cast of another show that will soon be cancelled?

I kid...I miss her cute mug on TV, but she is the Kiss of Death. (Firefly, Terminator, Dollhouse, etc)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: March 8, 2012, 09:09 PM »
Is this the thread where we go to talk about how hot the girl who plays Ahsoka looks in her cosplay Ahsoka outfit? 

Because I am not going to lie - its hot.


Yes, let's talk about this.  :D

It's funny, Ashley is a cute enough gal I guess, not all that really, and the character she plays is a precocious preteen girl, which doesn't scream sexy to me either, but Ashley in cosplay AS Ahsoka?


JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Offseason 2012
« on: March 8, 2012, 09:06 PM »
Peyton is released and nobody cares I guess...he sure would look good in purple

Yikes, the Ponder bandwagon over already?

Rooting for the Seahawks, Cardinals, or Dolphins to win the Manning sweepstakes, thus saving the Redskins from making yet another costly blunder that will set the franchise back even further.


The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: March 8, 2012, 11:56 AM »
After all the chatter about the elusive Astromech BP going around, I snagged the last one I could find in this area today over lunch.

This same Walmart had dropped their clearance price on old Clone Wars figures to $1 a pop, but I didn't think to price check any of their old TVC stuff. Will definitely start doing that though.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: March 8, 2012, 11:53 AM »
Happened upon a Walmart over lunch today that had dropped their clearance price on SOTDS Clone Wars figures to $1! ONE freaking dollar. I snagged the only ones they had - an ARF Trooper and Battle Droid, but I will definitely be hitting more Walmarts on the way home to see what I can find. I know of at least one that has multiple Obis and Rex's.  ;D

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: March 8, 2012, 08:59 AM »
I think this line has hands down the best distribution of ANY of the Hasbro lines. I don't collect them but I pay attention every time new stuff comes out and they consistently seem to do a good job A) stocking multiple cases, not just 1 and done, and B) having multiple new figures in the same case assortment.

The only recent MU figure I've NEVER seen is the astral Dr. Strange and I guess that is sort of rare anyway.

I wish Star Wars was as consumer friendly as this stuff.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 8, 2012, 08:55 AM »
And T-Dawg's ass is grass.  They're doing nothing with him.  He cannot be long for that world.

I suspect he may have more of a role next season based on where it appears the series is heading.  ;)

I'm not sure where we were discussing this, but I'll just put this thought in here...

So I was out and about, and it just sort of struck me as odd that I barely saw the Queen's Astromech set anywhere.  I think I saw it one time, and I was just thinking what a shame that was.  It's so vastly superior, IMO, than a lot of the other exclusive offerings at Wal-Mart except for the DTF wave itself... 

And I really liked that it was the BAD sculpt that got used as well.  It added to the droid diversity.

But is this one of the toughest to find 2012 products out there?  I'm thinking it might be.  Not a lot has been hard to find, but I know I haven't seen this thing too often.

Adam P seemed to be implying the same thing over at GH. Apparently these sets only got stocked initially and there have been no subsequent restocks?
I can only find 1-2 around town here now, the other set seems more common. I'll probaby pick them up for trade bait. Would be a good straight up swap for a Scout Bomber.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 6, 2012, 07:43 PM »
Looks like Randall does a good job on Shane's face next Sunday...  Dude was iffy from the start

I caught that too, but it smells like BS. Randall is half starved, and mostly beaten to a pulp, and he's gonna lay out Travis Bickel on steroids? I don't see it.

I think Shane lets him escape for some reason. Maybe to force the group's hand, I don't know.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: March 6, 2012, 07:39 PM »
They should have laid off whoever is in charge of the Transformers line...that thing is a train wreck.

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