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The Bullpen / Re: Avengers Infinite
« on: May 9, 2014, 01:48 PM »
Looks like Wave 4 just went up for preorder on BBTS this week, no pictures but the lineup looks like this:

Platinum Hulk (repack)
Death's Head
Wonder Man
Star Lord
Rocket and Groot

Not sure if the Guardians figures are just repacks of the earlier box set or not.  Also, didn't see it posted, but Wave 3 is also up for preorder now:

Omega Red (repack from MU)
Ant Man

The Bullpen / Re: 2011/2012 Marvel Legends
« on: May 9, 2014, 01:45 PM »
Looks like there may be an (as of yet) unannounced wave of Legends on the way, with an X-Men theme:

The scan shows Stryfe, Magneto, Cyclops (Marvel NOW), Storm (Marvel NOW) and an unmasked Wolverine, with a Build a Figure Jubilee (which was shown earlier with a different wave, that was never released).

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Spider-Man Movie Series
« on: May 2, 2014, 10:07 PM »
Got a chance to see this today as well.  Some things I liked, some things could have been better.  I sort of look at the Spidey movies through rose colored glasses.  I got my first Spidey comic when I was 5, basically learned to read with Spidey comics, and have been hooked pretty much ever since.  I think Andrew Garfield makes a great Peter Parker/Spidey, and his chemistry with his real-life girl Emma Stone as Gwen is very well done as well.  I really liked Dane DeHaan as Harry as well.  The Spidey suit in this movie is my favorite of any of them I think, and looks like it came right off the page.

Electro, I wasn't really sold on.  Not sure why, just wasn't working for me.  The movie seemed to jump around a lot as well, but I think a lot of that was due to future movie/movie universe set up.  The Rhino stuff was pretty minimal, but has some potential.  I'm glad that had more of a resolution to the whole story involving his parents set up in the first movie.  All in all, not perfect but an improvement on the last one I thought.  I will admit to having problems completely disliking anything Spidey or Star Wars, and tend to watch a lot of these popcorn movies like a kid would.  I'm always just excited to see these heroes on the big screen, whereas it was just Superman (and later Batman) when I was a kid.  Pretty good movie though, and I'm curious to see where it heads from here (staying spoiler free as possible).  As a side note to those with kids, our daughter (who is a Spidey fan) didn't enjoy it.  Thought it needed more action and was "too sad" in parts.

As for an after credits sequence, I had already heard about the clip from X-Men (as part of the deal to get Marc Webb out of his contract with Fox apparently), but others in our audience were like "what the hell?"

Dean DeHaan.  His dad is a member of PSWCS.   8)

He was actually on Fallon this week, and asked if his parents were fans.  He talked about his dad having a basement with "floor to ceiling Star Wars and a Princess Leia dartboard", and mentioned that the first thing he wanted to do after finding out his son got the role was to tell his "comic book group".  Kind of a neat story.

LEGO / Re: Simpsons
« on: May 2, 2014, 01:04 PM »
I saw these at Target on Tuesday, and grabbed a handful of bags as well (Bart, Lisa, Mr. Burns, Chief Wiggum).  Really nicely done I thought, although now I sort of want to try and get them all :).

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: April 30, 2014, 10:47 AM »
Didn't get a chance to post yesterday, but such exciting news.  I know there have been heavy rumors about the original cast returning, but seeing them all sitting there together is really cool.  It was sort of strange, seeing this yesterday it was sort of a "wow, this is really happening" sort of thing.  I know they are older and everything, but it will still be great - at least to me - to see Harrison, Mark, and Carrie (as well as Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker) all together again in a Star Wars movie.

As far as the new cast, honestly aside from Domhall Gleason and Andy Serkis, I don't know that I've seen them in much of anything, but that doesn't bother me.  I think it was pretty true of the original cast as well, and that turned out great.  Really curious to see who everyone is playing now, so I wonder how long we'll have to wait for more information there.  I'm wondering if maybe Daisy Ridley is playing Han/Leia's kiddo?  I know my daughter would be pretty psyched for that.  I know there are rumors for some of the other roles, but you just never know.  I mean, Andy Serkis?  That was out of nowhere too, it seems, but makes perfect sense.

After primarily following Marvel movie news the past few years, its great to be back in "Star Wars hype" mode again.  Hopefully we won't have to wait this long for another bit of news.  Looking forward to having all the speculative discussions like during the prequel days here on the forums.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: April 18, 2014, 09:01 PM »
I have what is probably a stupid Transformers question, but thought I would come to the experts.  There just seems to be so many lines out there (past and present), and it is tough for me to keep it all straight.  I followed the 80s toon, had some Transformers as a kid - and a few more as an adult - but can't keep track of all the rest overall. question...

One of the things I always wanted to do as a kid, and now, was to pick up the original dinobots.  I had Slag (the triceratops, my favorite), but had always hoped to get Grimlock, Sludge, Swoop, and Snarl as well.  Anyways, I was wondering what would be the best route for these?  I know that Grimlock has come out a few different ways, but are any of these coming out in some sort of vintage re-release or similar anytime soon (or maybe have in the past?).  Am I best off just trying to piece the actual vintage toys together?

I haven't picked up Transformers stuff for awhile now, aside from one of the re-released Primes and Sideswipe (another childhood favorite), and prior to that some of the Classics (or Classics styled) stuff.  I do have the Grimlock from that line, but was sort of starting to lean more towards the vintage (or re-released) stuff.  I can't afford to do a lot of Transformers, but always loved the dinobots as a kid and wanted to pick up the original four to five from the tv series.  Anyways, thanks again, any advice is appreciated.

Heard about Ultimate Warrior this morning, sad news.  I haven't watched wrestling in years, but I was way into thw WWF from the mid 80s to early 90s, and the Warrior was at the top of his game then, one of my favorites.  Weird as I just watched a video of him yesterday morning after hearing he had been appearing again lately, then see this news today.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: April 6, 2014, 08:56 PM »
Saw it this afternoon, and loved it.  I agree with others who place it among the top of the MCU list, if not the top.  One of my favorites for sure, and I can't wait to see it again.  Non-stop action, a great story, and the cast was good all around I thought.  Just, so good.  Won't get spoilery here, but it definitely does change things up for the Marvel Universe, both movie and television.

The Bullpen / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: April 3, 2014, 08:54 PM »
I noticed that the Guardians Legends have been going up for preorder this week.  They are available as a set at BBTS, but they are also online individually at Amazon (and probably elsewhere) if anyone is interested.

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".

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