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The Bullpen / Re: Avengers Infinite
« on: April 3, 2014, 08:52 PM »
I spotted these at our Target this week as well.  I'm not positive on the DCPI, but I'm pretty sure it took over the space previously occupied by Marvel Universe.  The Wasp was gone by the time I found them, and Hulk has since disappeared as well.  The rest of the wave seems to still be there, I think maybe people didn't know these were hitting pegs yet.

Joe Defender / G.I. Joe Community Episode
« on: April 3, 2014, 08:50 PM »
I posted this in the television thread here as well, but thought I'd bring it to the attention to any Joe fans over here as well.  I don't know how many people watch Community (NBC), but tonight they did an entire episode in the style of '80s G.I. Joe (complete with vintage-style toy commercials and a PSA at the end).  It was pretty cool, and I don't know that you necessarily even need to regularly watch the show to enjoy it as a Joe fan.  If you have the opportunity to catch it On Demand, or on iTunes, Hulu, etc., I'd highly recommend it.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: April 3, 2014, 08:47 PM »
Also, on the Joe subject, not sure if anyone here watches Community, but next week they are doing an entire episode in the style of the 80s toon, kind of cool for those interested.

Ok, just watched this tonight, and I'd highly recommend watching it if you are a fan of '80s Joe (the toon or the toyline) at all.  I don't know if it is even totally necessary to regularly watch Community to enjoy it either.  The entire episode is animated in nearly the same way as the old cartoon, and there are also "vintage style" toy commercials spread throughout (and a PSA at the end).  Very fun episode, I suggest checking it out On Demand, on Hulu/Itunes/etc., pretty cool.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: March 27, 2014, 09:09 PM »
I've been watching Believe, and I like it pretty well so far.  Haven't seen Resurrection.  I wanted to try watching it, but honestly it is just tough to find enough time for all the shows anymore, particularly the hour-long ones.

On the subject of Toy Hunter, I really enjoy catching it every week - primarily to see the toys he finds, or to see some other people's collections.  It is crazy the stuff some people have.  I like the episodes where he finds someone who has, for example, a huge Joe collection - or like this week, a guy who had nearly every He-Man/MOTU toy ever made, all loose.  Cool stuff.  Although I think it is the second time I've seen it on the show, I honestly was never aware of the Eternia playset for that line, pretty cool.

Also, on the Joe subject, not sure if anyone here watches Community, but next week they are doing an entire episode in the style of the 80s toon, kind of cool for those interested.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: March 27, 2014, 08:58 PM »
First teaser trailer for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie:

Not a whole lot to see.  It is definitely....different, but I'm trying to reserve judgement for now.  My daughter is so into the turtles now I hope that it is good, but we'll see.  I remember loving the original Turtles movie (and even the second one) when I was a kid, although I'm not sure how well they still hold up.  The current Nick toon is pretty great though.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Six?
« on: March 20, 2014, 01:28 PM »
I finished up Season Six earlier this week, and thought overall it was one of the stronger groups of episodes - and made me miss Clone Wars.  I honestly hadn't thought about it all that much until these were getting close to release, but after watching a couple of those arcs, I sort of wanted to see some more.  The Yoda arc was my favorite, and the opening arc was pretty great too.  I'd like to go through and watch them again, but on first impression, a pretty nice "season".

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: March 19, 2014, 12:48 PM »
Maybe not the type of movie that is typically discussed here, but this has generated some excitement in our household.  First teaser trailer for Peanuts (2015):

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Spider-Man Movie Series
« on: March 19, 2014, 12:46 PM »
Final trailer online for Amazing Spider-Man 2:

Ah, the POTJ days, one of my favorite times in collecting.  It was relatively easy to keep up and find things, the prices were good, and the figures were pretty good for that time.  Although I'm not really actively looking for anything in the 3 3/4" Black Series right now (aside from maybe a Merumeru), it is pretty much non-existant around here.  Our local Target doesn't seem to carry it anymore (just Legends/2 Packs and 6"), WM usually doesn't carry it either (although I did see Wave 1 there around Christmas), and TRU usually has the same Wave 1 leftovers.

You guys mentioning the POTJ days, I remember having to hit different places for different figures.  I remember only finding the 300th Fett at K-Mart, along with a few others, and the Lando/R2-Q5? wave at Target, and the Bespin Han/Leia/Chewie figures at Wal-Mart I believe.  Not sure how I remember those, but that was a line that really had a nice pace of releases to it as I remember and something new to look for every month or so.

The Bullpen / Re: Captain America: Winter Soldier: The Toys!
« on: March 17, 2014, 08:51 PM »
I do apologize for my earlier post, I didn't realize that what I mentioned would be considered a spoiler.  Although the damage is already done, I'll edit the earlier post in case it bothers anyone else.  I honestly thought that was sort of common knowledge, sorry again.

The Bullpen / Re: Captain America: Winter Soldier: The Toys!
« on: March 14, 2014, 09:01 PM »
I found the new Cap (and Spidey) Legends at Target this week.  Really liking the three movie figures.  The unmasked Winter Soldier head is a little wonky paint-wise (at least on mine), but everything else is top notch.  Nice set, and as Scott mentioned earlier, really nice to be able to assemble the movie Avengers.  I'd like to get a second Widow as well, but I feel lucky to have found one at this point.

Middle Earth / Re: The Hobbit -LEGO
« on: February 25, 2014, 08:54 PM »
I didn't recall seeing them at Toy Fair, but were there any new sets shown/announced for the Hobbit or LOTR lines, or do we already know everything that is on the way this year?

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2014 Wave 1
« on: February 25, 2014, 08:51 PM »
I received a case of these from BBTS last week (I didn't have any problems getting an extra Han either), and I'm pretty happy with this wave overall.  I was a little concerned about the Luke after some of the pics I've seen online, but I think it turned out pretty great.  Maybe I just got lucky with paint apps, etc., but the figure I got looks pretty nice.  The Stormtrooper is of course great, and I hope I'm able to find another one or two.  I can't afford to army build these much, but it would be nice to at least have an extra Stormie.  I haven't opened the Obi-Wan yet, because I'm kind of on the fence on whether to continue to PT characters or not.  I thought it might be cool to have the Obi-Wan and Anakin dueling each other, but we'll see.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Six?
« on: February 24, 2014, 08:36 PM »
Has anyone else watched the new Season Six trailer?

I have to say, I thought it looked pretty awesome.  I was sort of up and down on the Clone Wars overall, but really liked some of it, and this trailer really has me pumped for the "Lost Missions".  We've never had Netflix before, but always interested, so this might give us the push to give it a try.  We really only have a Wii (or computer/iPad/Iphone I guess) to use for this, so we'll have to see.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: February 20, 2014, 08:49 PM »
Sounds like Fox has chosen their new Fantastic Four (for the reboot on the way next year):

Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards - Miles Teller
Invisible Woman/Susan Storm - Kate Mara
Human Torch/Johnny Storm - Michael B. Jordan
The Thing/Ben Grimm - Jamie Bell

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