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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: February 7, 2012, 11:26 PM »
So, Anyone tune in for The River tonight on ABC?

I was all hyped for this awhile back, then completely forgot about it, and just happened to see it was on tonight for the first time. I guess the premier was two episodes back to back and then there are six more left after this.

Sort of a confusing mess, but maybe that is just me. I thought the Smoke Monster ripoff was supposed to be part of the whole series, but they seem to have wrapped that up already. So I guess it's going to be a "weird-jungle-voodoo" freak of the week type deal, moreso than a densely layered allegory ala LOST. Episode 2 felt like Blair Witch Pt 3.

It's an odd collection of characters. Bruce Greenwood is ok, and I like the son and his blonde love interest well enough. But I'm pretty sure the wife is the same actress who played Terri Bauer in Season 1 of 24 and man, I do not care for her. At least she got a better haircut this time around.

I kind of liked the "Quasi Liam Neeson, but not-quite Liam Neeson" guy Kurt, but I guess he is a bad guy so boo. And I can't figure out what the hell is going on with the precocious Latino girl - is she like 13 or 18? Should I feel creepy for thinking she is hot or what? Ugh...


The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: February 6, 2012, 07:47 PM »
I hit five different Targets today and found ZERO SOTDS Deluxe sets - anywhere.

It's incredible to me how suddenly these things disappeared.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: February 6, 2012, 09:09 AM »
All I know is the trailer they showed during the SB SUCKED out loud.

Apparently they are teaming up to battle a series of randomly exploding cars?

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2011-2012
« on: February 6, 2012, 09:07 AM »
I did not achieve my goal of watching NONE of this year's Superbowl, thanks to that damn SW commercial, but I came close. Guess I am glad the Giants won...probably the only time the Redskins will ever be able to say they swept the SB champs in the season.

Still think I would have been happier if they had kept the lockout going and skipped this season.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Wow - Vintage eBay Auctions
« on: February 5, 2012, 10:04 PM »
Meh, I've got my eye on another out there that is like a quarter of that price.

AFA is a joke.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: February 5, 2012, 08:19 PM »
There is no profanity extreme or vulgar enough to fully reflect my outrage over this abomination.

Any professional in comics with a shred of dignity should have nothing to do with this project.

Complete dollar chasing blasphemy.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: February 5, 2012, 08:08 PM »
Saw the Mobile Artillery Cannon for about 30% off at Target today. Came to about $17.50 or so, very tempting. I tried to sort of stash it behind some less desirable swag in the hopes this store might go down to 50% like all the others around here and I can pull the trigger.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: February 5, 2012, 01:32 PM »
I finally find a Castas Deluxe set last night at Walmart, but it scanned at full price so I left it. Weird.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: February 4, 2012, 10:17 PM »
Ugh, slim pickings on clearance swag. All I found were a few Cad Bane's Escape and Assault on Geonosis BP's, 1 Hunt for Grievous BP, an AAT, and a smattering of El-Les, Obi-Wan, and SBD's.

No sign at all anywhere of any clearanced Deluxe sets, which is what I was really hoping to see.

I did bite on the  Cad Bane BP since that is a figure I've wanted loose for awhile now. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: February 4, 2012, 04:44 PM »
Saw Chronicle today.  It was fantastic.

For some reason, I really want to see this too. I'm glad to hear it delivered. Might try to check that out tonight.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: February 4, 2012, 04:42 PM »
Confirmed SOTDS figures are now priced down to $3.94 at Targets around town. I thought about picking up a Hevy for that price but ultimately passed. Will hit a few more up tonight and see if I can find a better selection. Also hoping to find a Defend Kamino BP for $10...or maybe an HMP for $12.


Even more reason for me to pick up the Criterion blu-ray of Anatomy of a Murder later this month.

Don't forget Road House!


"Get this POS coward off my lawn!"

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: February 3, 2012, 10:06 PM »
Jesse James once shot a man for snoring too loud. At least according to the Time Life books TV commercial burned into my brain from childhood. LOL.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: February 3, 2012, 08:43 PM »
Dang, derivative or not that was freaking sweet. Like a SW/Cube mash-up...mmm.

So for the last five we got Embo, Cad Bane, and Rako, and I think Derrown and Twazzi?

Those last three would all make kick-ass action figures.

Or better yet, a Geonosis style series of 2-packs, six total with all 12 bounty hunters. Plus maybe throw in a Morallo Eval/Dooku set and we're good to go.

FOUR STARS tonight, pretty much good from start to finish for me.  :)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: February 3, 2012, 09:25 AM »
John Carter, Warlord of Mars predates all of that crap by at least a generation.

It was also a comic book in the 70's which was COMPLETELY AWESOME.

Maybe Disney will ruin it, but there is no denying the STRONG GEEK-FU of the original source material.

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