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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: February 2, 2011, 09:17 AM »
A pleasant surprise to see Dutch from The Shield turn up in a recurring guest role on V last night. He's a fine actor but without exception always plays a weaseley ******bag character. (Shield, Sons of Anarchy, CSI, you name it)

Always a plus to see that dude from The Mummy too...he is the mark of quality.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: February 1, 2011, 09:54 AM »
The more I watch this show the less I like it.  With Qui Gonn showing up as a ghost here it completely ruins the end of ROTS.  Why was Obi-Wan surprised to hear Qui Gonn is able to communicate with the living when he's already talked with him?!

For that matter, why is Qui Gonn asking questions about how Anakin was trained?  We're supposed to believe he's been watching all along since he tried to stop him from killing the Sandpeople in AOTC.

1) Because his experience on Mortis was so far outside the realm of human experience that Obi-Wan probably suspected it was a dream, or an apparition, or manifestation of his subconscious. We don't really even know yet if that really WAS Qui-Gonn. We know the Son was impersonating Shmi, and it's a safe assumption that the Daughter was impersonating future-Ahsoka. Maybe the Qui-Gonn vision was the work of the Father, trying to glean more clues about the path of the Chosen One.

2) As far as the line of questions, again, not sure that was really Qui-Gonn. It could have been the Father or possibly even one of the siblings trying to find out more information about Anakin. Or maybe it WAS Qui-Gonn, and he just wanted to hear Obi-Wan's assessment of the training to this point. Or more to the point, he wanted to hear his "point of view" because so many of the truths we cling to depend on our POV, yadda yadda yadda.

I really think the brilliance of an episode like this is that it does lend itself to interpretation and allows enough wiggle room to satisfactorily explain away most of the weirder elements. (Like where is the sunlight coming from?) I also think it opens up some really interesting questions about the Force itself, and the fact that the Sith and Jedi are just practitioners, and not really the end all be all of the various paths.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: January 31, 2011, 10:10 PM »
In an incredible stroke of good fortune, I found the elusive Clone Captain Lock tonight at the ghetto K-Mart across town. They had about 10 on the pegs, so I had my choice of the mintiest cards. I went ahead and snagged two so I am good to go.  ;D

And then there was one...Jesse!!!

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: January 31, 2011, 01:33 PM »
I have zero desire for that offering, but if I see one, I can pick it up for you if you want.

Thanks, if you could just post here if/when you run across it, that would be awesome. I still prefer to hunt that sucker down myself if I can, but it may not be possible.


The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: January 31, 2011, 09:49 AM »
Starting to have a bad feeling about BARC w/Jesse. I think this may turn out to be REALLY difficult to find. Apparently he is only part of Wave 4, and is not being carried forward with either of the subsequent revision waves (1 or 2) Because why would you want to make more of the one new thing, whe you can make more of the 3 or 4 things that have already been out for six months?  ::)

I saw Wave 4 Revision 2 over the weekend at Target ( because they had the 2 promo stickers for the online game or whatever, and the original versions did not.

So it appears they just skipped over the original Wave 4 entirely. Outside of the inital sighting on 1/14, I have not heard a single instance of this being found at retail.

It's never been on HTS or SWS and only showed up at BBTS for a few days before selling out and has never been re-stocked. That's pretty weak.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: K-Mart Exclusive Captain Lock
« on: January 30, 2011, 07:47 PM »
So has anyone seen this yet?

The initial sightings from CA and AZ have now been followed by sightings as close as IN.

Curious if anyone else is looking for this or what luck they've had. We have a lot of K-Marts around here but none that have restocked since X-Mas.

JTA is reporting the MSRP on this has officially been dropped to $79.99.

That's not what the tags say around here, but maybe it rings up that way.

I'd love one of these for openers but not for a penny over $25.

If the AT-AT can go for $12.47, they can swing something sweet for the UBP as well. Well, if it wasn't TRU.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: January 28, 2011, 10:44 PM »
I don't know how that will go over with all the fans, but I thought that episode was cool as ****!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Archer on fX
« on: January 28, 2011, 03:05 PM »
Yeah, it was awesome...except for the glaring lack of Carol/Cheryl. And what about the crazy doctor? The supporting characters on this show are unbelievable.

I hope they play up that Cyril-is-crazy thing all season because that was some funny stuff.

"**** you, Switzerland!"

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 5
« on: January 28, 2011, 02:53 PM »
Saw Gree and the Utapau Clone on the pegs at Wally today. Gree's visor was funky looking, not sure I liked it. Looked like the cards were unpunched at one point too.  :-\

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: January 28, 2011, 09:47 AM »
They got Pernilla August to reprise her role as Shmi on tonight's episode. Nice.

If there's one thing they can do with this coming Chosen One arc, it's to finally right a ridiculous wrong from the films and establish Anakin's true parentage once and for all.


Seriously, that immaculate conception crap was just too asinine for words, IMO. This is an excellent opportunity for them to ret-con that into an actually sensible answer. (And none of this midichlorian junk - they only non-insemination explanation I will go for is the one about Darth Plagueis "creating" Anakin's life force within Shmi, and even that is a real stretch)

Other Toy Lines / Re: Thundercats, Hoooo!!
« on: January 27, 2011, 10:51 AM »
Why did they have to age regress the characters to teenagers? That is asinine...Cheetara barely looks legal.

And please don't have another African American do the voice for Panthro...that was painfully racist.  ;)

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: January 26, 2011, 10:39 PM »
Hallelujah! First score of the new year...a full set of TCW 2011 Wave 1 on minty cards. Knocked 'em all out in one fell swoop. Target had the hook-up.

Captain Lock, BARC with Jesse - you are next!  >:D

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 20 (aka 2011 Wave 1?)
« on: January 26, 2011, 10:37 PM »
I scored the perfect trifecta today: I found new Clone Wars figures, I found all of them, and they were all on minty cards. Game, set, match - done. Doesn't get much better than that!

Obi-Wan's head looks a little too small but I do think it is a much better rendering of the animated character.

My general feeling is that they are all pretty cool in their own way, but none are overly spectacular. A good filler wave.

Thanks to Target for making my week!  ;D

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: TRU "Battle of Endor" Pilot 4-packs
« on: January 26, 2011, 02:16 PM »
MY TRU still had two of each on the shelves today, or else they sold through and restocked already.

I still find it absolutely amazing that even to this day TRU has never stocked one single ROTJ figure.

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