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That's awesome Pete, apparently some people are already getting the Postcard of Ultimate Doom. (backordered)

I'm seeing a lot of whining online about the Aqua Droid not being able to stand up. For the record, I have not had this problem at all. I don't think it's a question of inferior material, the thing is just top heavy, so you have to pose accordingly. It has so much articulation it's really not that hard to find a spot that works. (IMHO)

Meh, something with NO re-packs would really be more of a step in the right direction, IMO. 4 all new figures.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Do You Display Your Vintage Figures?
« on: March 18, 2011, 09:02 AM »
I don't see what is the big deal...I see crappy custom Vlixes on ebay all the time. Many of them on repro cards too. I would never waste a cent on that shiite, but it doesn't bug me that it is out there.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: March 16, 2011, 01:31 PM »
I'm officially fine with it if they decide to cancel V now. I am sick of the writing on that show. Why do the good guys lose EVERY WEEK?!?!

I want a new show where humans are constantly kicking alien ass.

Nice of them to throw a few bones to the fans by killing off the hateful Tyler and Ryan, but it was too little, too late.

Where the hell has Marc Singer been the past 15 years? Dude is still money.

"I am Dar, of the Emurites. I seek the Jun Horde."


Vintage Kenner / Re: Do You Display Your Vintage Figures?
« on: March 16, 2011, 01:24 PM »

A custom based on a prototype for a canceled vintage figure.  In my opinion, it's the best one out there.  Fits right in with the regular vintage line.  Here's a photo of the original wax sculpt:

I thought so! That is amazing, man. Where did you find that? Was it very expensive? (AND HOW CAN I GET ONE?!?!)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Japan
« on: March 16, 2011, 09:15 AM »
Whatever they are paying those 50 dudes working on-site, it's not enough. Those poor guys are fighting to save the whole damn country. Truly heroic in light of the tremendous personal risk.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: March 16, 2011, 09:11 AM »
I guess what's needed in the Star Wars community is some sort of equivalent to the "Council of Nicea" (to draw a simple historical comparison to the church council called by the Roman Emperor Constantine in 325 CE to determine an official religious cannon for Christianity) where Lucas and leading representatives of the EU community can hold a council and sit down and hammer out the "official" story line for Star Wars... Just a thought ;)   

They already have a High Potentate of Continuity, that Leland Chee schmoe, he just does an abysmally poor job of managing that stuff. Or else they just keep doing whatever they want and he is faced with an impossible task of trying to sort it all out after the fact. One of those.

I tell you what, if I ever create my own universe, ain't nobody sticking their greasy little fingers into that shiite except me. Lucas was a greedy fool for franchising that stuff out in the first place. He should have maintained strict quality control from Day 1, and we wouldn't have the mess that we do now. (Or at least nowhere near as bad)

Wow, Wolffe sold out already!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Japan
« on: March 15, 2011, 09:16 AM »
Time to call in the Super Action Battling Seizure Robots!

RE The Reactor Issue: No one should ever build anything so big and so dangerous that cannot be simply turned off. I don't understand why there is not a giant metaphorical extension cord they can't just pull out of the proverbial wall socket.

Yes, my knowledge of nuclear physics is astounding.

Seriously though, how safe is it to have a power source that you cannot control?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: March 15, 2011, 09:09 AM »
[phil hartman as frank sinatra] Hey, I hear ya!  I say turn her 'round and do your business baby[/end phil hartman as frank sinatra]

There's still that body sneaking around under those sheets.

"I got chunks of guys like you in my stool!"

I have to say, I really love how they have rolled this wave out with multiple cases on the pegs/shippers. I have never understood the point of stocking one measly case of new figures, stick 3-4 cases out at once and they will sell. Way more consumer friendly to snag everything you need at one convenient location.

I hope they do the same with Wave 3.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: March 14, 2011, 09:41 AM »
Pretty satisfying wrap-up, all in all. I loved Ahsoka impaling Osi...good brutal stuff. Does anyone remember that old animated film from the 80's called Rock and Rule? I swear to God Osi Sobeck had to be modelled after Mok.

Great toy fodder in this episode too. Hello, animated Adi Gallia! We already know Saesee Tin is coming out, but we also got 2 new starfighter repaints to trawl out now too. And I absolutely need a Deluxe set with at least one Anooba.

Whose idea was it to make the rendezvous point a low level island surrounded by lava?  ::) Not the easiest place to defend tactically. And how the hell did those Crab Droids crawl onto there? Are they somehow lava resistant?

Tarkin is a douche.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Jedi Turbo Speeder
« on: March 14, 2011, 09:26 AM »
Yeah, I opened my spare over the weekend and put it through some rigorous kid-testing. My girls loved it, especially firing the missiles over and over at my poor Aqua Droid. I don't have any astromechs handy, but that slot makes a nice seat for Yoda.

My only complaint is that the pop-up gun panels come off a bit too easily, but that's a minor issue. It's a cool, fun vehicle and very convenient for displaying loose figs.

Wonder if/when we will see something else in this midsize assortment?

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: March 11, 2011, 03:11 PM »
Dooku makes me laugh. You're trying to secure information that could turn the tide of the war, and you entrust the whole operation to a bunch of droids and that goofy ass warden? Damn right that needs your personal attention.

Whether it's intentional or not on the part of the writers, I chalk this up to the fact that Dooku and Sidious are truly just playing both sides for their own gains. They really don't care who "wins" and if you think about - Sidious really doesn't want the CIS to win, he wants to be in the position as chancellor to reform the Republic into an Empire and become Emperor - it would have to work slightly differently if the CIS wins the war....

Yeah, that's a great point, I guess I just wonder how much Dooku was really ever privy to that grand scheme. I always felt like he was more of a pawn in the whole game. Like Sidious had a plan for whichever side came out on top, and he let Dooku do his best to win it for the CIS and may the chips fall wherever.

It does seem like the CIS would have won out eventually.

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