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The Bullpen / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: June 10, 2014, 11:10 PM »
Got some Guardians stuff late last week from online sources (Amazon, TRU), and really like it.  The Legends wave is pretty great, and I hope we see comic versions of these soon as well ( although Star Lord is in the SDCC exclusive).  Really nice wave overall though. And because I'm so pumped for the movie, I grabbed some of the small scale stuff too.  Although I would have rather had 3 3/4 scaled stuff, this is kind of neat too.  It reminds me in a way of the MASK line from the 80s a little bit. Figures are about that size, and are $6 for a two pack.  Ships are nice as well.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« on: June 10, 2014, 11:02 PM »
I've been going through some Rubbermaids of stuff lately to see what I could maybe downsize, and got to thinking about this line again.  Did anyone here end up getting the Castle Grayskull? I would like to, but just can't afford it, and was just curious how it turned out in person.  Otherwise, I'm pretty complete with what I want from this line, although I have some figures still u opened from when I used to subscribe that I'd like to unload.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: May 23, 2014, 11:06 AM »
Loved the new trailer, my most anticipated movie of this year as well.  This is another one of those "I can't believe we're getting a Guardians of the Galaxy movie" type of moments that we seem to be getting more and more as these movies expand.  I didn't honestly know much about this team at all until a few years back (during the Annihilation stuff in the comics), and sort of got hooked beyond that.  Can't wait to see this.  I've also got the feeling that Thanos is more a "puppet master" type role in this, in that Ronan will be reporting/working for him, and they'll continue to build towards the big showdown in Avengers 3 (hopefully with the Guardians teaming up or something as well).

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Looked like a few more of these have been announced (all on the way this year it looks):

BTAS Robin
BTAS Joker
TNBA Poison Ivy
TNBA Two Face
TNBA Mr. Freeze

http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=10&itemid=22481

Personally, I'm super psyched for this line and hope it continues for quite awhile.  I'd rather these were $15 each, but I guess $20 is pretty much the going rate for 6" collector figures these days.  They all look nice though, curious how they decide which version (BTAS or TNBA) to use.  From what I understand Bruce Timm himself is more fond of the later TNBA designs, at least for the most part.

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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
Drax

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:

Ares
Deathlok
Cyclops
Omega Red (repack from MU)
Valkyrie
Ant Man

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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:

http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=252&itemid=17506

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).

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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.

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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 :).

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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.


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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.  Anyways...my 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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