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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: November 13, 2014, 08:39 PM »
Picked up Ezra and The Inquisitor at Target today. But the partial case thing is killing me

Man, I feel you! I should be done with this wave by now but I've only been able to put together 3 carded figures from 3 different Targets! (Found Chopper and Inquisitor today, plus the Mission Series 2-pack with R2 and 3PO) It's really frustrating.

It's certainly not like they don't have room to display more than 1 new figure!

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: TRU Reveal the Rebels: Jedi Battle Pack
« on: November 13, 2014, 08:36 PM »
Hmm... If I have this correct, Jayson said his date stamp on the back was 41981, which was the variant. Rebelscum's was 42061, which is the running change. I've got the 42061 but I have yet to open mine out of laziness, need to pop mine open to see what version I have.

I finally found one of these that was not stamped 42061 so I pounced on it, but after I got home I realized it was dated 42481, not 41981. D'oh!

Edit: Happy ending - I ended up peeking and confirmed that I do indeed have one of each now, so I am good to go on this variant. Whew!

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: November 12, 2014, 02:10 PM »
I found a lone Agent Kallus with crushed bubble at Target today over lunch...no other figures, just him. I checked 2 other stores in the area but they had none. I have seen other reports that Target is getting partial cases or even one off figures, so this makes sense I guess.

Also noticed these are finally up at TRU.com but for $6.99 a piece and Chopper, Stormtrooper, and the inquisitor are all sold out. :(

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Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 12, 2014, 09:43 AM »
I saw these too, but I just don't get it...  Why do a set like that, but then figures like those?  The sets are neat, but wish they'd done figures ala Mega Blocks and how they've handled video game properties.  :-\

The figures look really nice though! They have a great amount of detail and the paint apps are surprisingly good. They're even poseable/articulated. I really appreciate the extra effort put in here, doubt I would feel the same about something simpler and more stylized.

IMHO, these things are light years better than those cruddy Command SW toys, for instance.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: November 12, 2014, 09:37 AM »
I got excited at first when I saw this...but 2 different Obi-Wans and Anakin? Ugh...looks like my local 5 Below.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 11, 2014, 08:51 PM »
Just saw the building sets. Really nice. Love the Governor set.

Yeah, they are crazy well-done. The light up walker-head aquariums look amazing. I can't wait to get the prison set!

I also finally completed my initial wave of blind bagged figures...took awhile to get Sophia but I nabbed her at lunch today.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: November 11, 2014, 08:49 PM »
The FF reboot just keeps on giving...  meet Victor Domashev, anti-social programmer; aka "Doom" on the internet.

My FF loving pal has already sworn off this flick with the casting changes made to Marvel's "first family", can't wait to hear his 45 minute tirade on how changing Victor Von Doom is the new worst thing they can possibly do to the movie... ;)

Your friend is right on the money. What is the point of taking one of the cornerstone Marvel franchises and then doing everything possible to make a move that bears little or no semblance to its source material? These aren't just cosmetic details like costumes either, they are completely altering the core characters. Reed and Sue were always meant to be older and squarer, like the parents, while Johnny and Ben were the unruly offspring. Reed wasn't just some punk kid with a high IQ, he was one of the most brilliant and prominent scientists in America even before he became Mr Fantastic. And don't even get me started on Victor Von Doom. Way to ruin one of the great comic villains by turning him into some douchy tattooed hipster hacker.

I really hope this is a colossal flop for them, this particularly appalling brand of Hollywood idiocy should not be rewarded. And please reconsider this director for any of those next few Star Wars movies. We don't need a young female Latino Boba Fett, or a middle aged Chinese man as Leia or WTF he is apt to do.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars: Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« on: November 11, 2014, 08:33 PM »
Mine is too, yeah...

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels - 5 POA Animated Style Figs
« on: November 11, 2014, 11:27 AM »
Sabine really needs a removable helmet version. She hardly ever even wears that damn thing on the show.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 6
« on: November 11, 2014, 11:26 AM »
I saw 2 cases of this wave at TRU yesterday. Despite having wanted Starkiller when he first came out in the VC line, I passed. The ones I saw just did not wow me.

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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season One (Spoilers)
« on: November 10, 2014, 03:26 PM »
And I really haven't seen what Ezra's slingshot can do... It's like a tazer, I guess.  Can't have kids killing people, I guess.

Yeah, but the 20" figure comes with his own homemade lightsaber, so let's bring that in at least.

I agree the last episode with the ladies was better, although the creatures seemed a little too cartoony somehow. These shows overall just feel more like online webisodes to me...so little depth in the plot, character development, etc. It's a pretty far cry from Clone Wars.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 10, 2014, 08:54 AM »
Probably my least favorite episode of the season so far. I imagine the people who thought last week's episode was slow probably snoozed right through this one.

I'm glad they finally dropped the other shoe with Eugene...was wondering how long they would string that out. That was quite an ass-whooping he took at the end there!

The firehose slaughter had to be the highlight of the episode though. Man, they just keep finding new, interesting ways to kill zombies. Soggy zombie will be a must for the figure line.

Good episode of TD afterwards too, Eugene noted that his earlier mishap with the gun where he "killed" the truck was indeed intentional. And Abraham gave some helpful, if disturbing, backstory on his flashbacks. (Note to apocalyptic scumbags: you probably don't want to rape the family of the 6 foot tall, muscle bound ex-military guy. I mean, seriously?)

That better not be Beth under the sheet next week. And why does Daryl look all beat up? He wasn't that way when he left with Carol right?

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Prototype Boba Fett (Walgreens)
« on: November 10, 2014, 08:42 AM »
I finally saw a few of these back on the shelves yesterday as well.

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There was a coupon in their big Christmas catalog that just went out for 25% off any single toy item. I believe it expires today actually.

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Picked up a second set today with the 25% off Target coupon. Think I'm good on these now...

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