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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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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.  ::)


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!

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!

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 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 but for $6.99 a piece and Chopper, Stormtrooper, and the inquisitor are all sold out. :(

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.

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.

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.

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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