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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
« on: November 18, 2014, 02:28 PM »
Why do I keep reading reports that Darth Bane is in this movie? Are they just misidentifying the character or is he completely being reimagined in a more contemporary context?

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: November 17, 2014, 03:21 PM »
I picked up new 12" versions of Kanan and the Inquisitor that were packaged with extra gear in larger boxes than the usual Hero Series stuff. Pretty cool...definitely glad I passed on that Target set now, as the extras are not included with that one. Oh, they were $14.99 too, rather than $9.99. Maybe that was just TRU pricing though.

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Prototype Boba Fett (Walgreens)
« on: November 17, 2014, 03:07 PM »
These are on sale this week at Walgreens for 25% off, so I picked one up at lunch for $15.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 17, 2014, 11:10 AM »
Another slowish episode (the whole segment in the women's shelter was interminable) but CarolDaryl always deliver. Refreshing to seem them in the urban environment too. They did a great job with the sets.

Figured we would see Noah again, now we're pretty much caught up with all the timelines it seems. Ready for Rick and co to get back in action and drop the hammer on Don/Dawn next ep.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars: Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« on: November 17, 2014, 10:58 AM »
Yeah, that was my conclusion as well, about this and the Inquisitor's TIE. When you compare them to some of the recent Clone Wars vehicles like the V-19 and Hyena Bomber the new ones just feel cheap and flimsy by comparison. I haven't opened the Phantom yet but I expect as much there too.

Kinda makes me apprehensive for what the eventual Ghost will look like...

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Deluxe Line
« on: November 14, 2014, 10:30 PM »
I'm no expert, but when I watched the movie recently on Blu-Ray, it looked blue to me. Like, plainly. Maybe it's a spectrum of light only visible to certain nerds.  ;)

I already saw a lot of kvetching about these on the internets, but they look fine to me.

At some point they're going to have to figure out a way to pump out more army building sets that people will buy multiples of, like that Shadow Squadron dealio. I'm sure there are some battle droids coming they can repurpose the hell out of...

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Wave 7 (2015 Wave 1)
« on: November 14, 2014, 10:25 PM »
Wow, those are some wee peepers on that Stormy helmet!

Bossk looks great as expected. I hope these stay on schedule and see the light of day in February.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: November 14, 2014, 10:22 PM »
Nice score Pete!

I managed to find another Chopper on a better card to keep for my MOC collection, at Target after work, so that was cool.

One thing I've noticed already is that this smaller packaging is a lot more prone to damage than previous versions. I've seen wrinkled cards, badly warped cards, and more than a few crushed or cracked bubbles, almost like the plastic is more brittle.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 14, 2014, 02:49 PM »
This past week was an OK episode. At least it was better than that terrible Beth episode. 

I don't get why Abraham's family would abandon him after killing those guys that raped them. I don't read the comics, anyone has insight into that?

I wondered about that too. I guess they thought murder was worse than rape? Pretty sure my wife and kids would have been high-fiving me in that situation but whateves...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: November 14, 2014, 02:47 PM »
Seems too early to set up the Inhumans.  They'd be trying to find the city before Hydra for almost 4 seasons!   :o

But you could be right.  Is their city "thousands of years old"?

Yes, Attilan is at least as old as the decomposing Kree, which is supposedly thousands of years old. Supposedly the Kree came to Earth and experimented on early humans, creating the "Inhumans" who then went on to found Attilan, etc. Skye's dad could be an exiled Inhuman trying to find his way back.

Marvel has also announced they are shipping double the copies of next week's issue of the Inhumans too, which coincedentally comes out the day after the next SHIELD episode airs. Hmmm...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: November 14, 2014, 12:28 PM »
So... the city...

I'll take a wild guess here - Atlantis?  That's what it reminds me of if it's an Earth locale.  It's gotta be "undiscovered" so it can't be Wakanda.

I know the rights to Namor are kind of messy, but when I did some research it seemed like he's not off the table.

Also cool to see Joel Gretsch.  I used to watch The 4400 back in the day.

My money is on the Lost City of the Inhumans  ;)

I want someone to ask the showrunners if they ever plan to kill off Ward. I'm sick of that dbag.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: November 14, 2014, 12:26 PM »
I found a lone Zeb/Stormtrooper Missions Series 2-pack on the pegs at Target this morning. This is the same store that had 1 lone R2/3PO 2-pack on the pegs yesterday. (which i also bought)

At this rate, 5 or 6 more days and I should be caught up.  ::)

#stockfullcasesTarget

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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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