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Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: Today at 08:14 PM »
TRU is running a 20% off sale on all Transformers this week. My local store restocked Masterpiece Prowl, so I picked him up for $55. Closer to what I think these are actually worth, so that was great. Was Sideswipe supposed to drop this year too, or did he get pushed back?

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Recent Purchases
« on: September 22, 2014, 12:38 AM »
Picked up Luke, Vader, and Chewie over the last couple of weeks. Glad I can stop going to Walgreens now, at least for a while.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Bar's open! What'll you have...?
« on: August 13, 2014, 11:52 PM »


Up the irons, and down the hatch!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A thread about concerts.
« on: August 13, 2014, 11:41 PM »
Darby and I are headed to Des Moines next week for KISS and Def Leppard. It's been almost 14 years since I last saw KISS, so I'm pumped for it.

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Joe Defender / Re: 50th Anniversary Line
« on: August 3, 2014, 02:23 PM »
Picked up the Eagle's Edge and Heated Battle sets this weekend. Really disappointed in them.

I got my pick of paint apps, and did the best I could, but when I got them open, I discovered stuck joints and loose legs on Leatherneck and Destro, the only reasons I bought this stuff. The HEAT Viper I got fared OK, but there's a lot of missing paint in the purple areas, and the orange/yellow is a different shade from torso to arms/legs to head.

Pretty miserable showing for the 50th Anniversary, and I guess I figured how Hasbro managed to sell 3 figures for $20.

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Modern Classifieds / Star Wars 6" Black Series For Sale
« on: July 23, 2014, 11:14 PM »
Sold!

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Joe Defender / Re: 50th Anniversary Line
« on: July 6, 2014, 04:59 PM »
http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/gi-joe-featured-auctions-16/gijoe-50th-anniversary-merchandise-spotted-on-ebay-13145/

They've hit ebay finally. Hopefully, these are factory rejects, because Leatherneck and Lady Jaye are looking pretty naff. Though it's good to see that the wave 2 stuff is getting produced.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A thread about concerts.
« on: June 16, 2014, 09:58 PM »
Darby, Matt R., and myself are headed to the opening night of Queen & Adam Lambert in Chicago on Thursday. I'm really looking forward to it, having recently seen the stage...

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Did y'all see this?

http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/content/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=13633

AT-RT Driver and Republic Trooper axed; Ree-Yees and Doallyn 1x per case. Reminds me of those awful case packs that killed the Indiana Jones line.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: June 7, 2014, 02:28 PM »
That third-party stuff could be a slippery slope. I guess if I stayed limited to MP-sized stuff, it's possible, but I think I'd buy the Encore Fort Max before Not-Slag or Quake Wave.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: June 6, 2014, 12:52 PM »
Picked up Masterpiece Grimlock this morning. My local store had at least five on the shelf, so maybe Hasbro and TRU have figured out that actually having enough of these for everybody is a license to print money.

Other than that, I'm glad to have it. Not the first Grimlock in my collection, but the first that's properly sized.  :)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: June 4, 2014, 02:14 AM »
I thought it was one of the stupidest movies ever written.

I agree. I dubbed it Into Dumbness when I first saw it. I always believed Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman were glorified hacks, writing the first two god-awful Transformers flicks, and correct me if I'm wrong, but weren't they also co-writers on Superman Returns?

I watched Into Darkness this last weekend on Netflix (and it bothers me it's like the most popular thing there right now) and I couldn't help but roll my eyes all over again at all the things I didn't like when I first saw it. I want to like it, but it's too hard.

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I had decided to stay away from spoilers like I did for the prequels, but Facebook is making that damn near impossible. Guess it's another reason I should leave...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: June 1, 2014, 02:59 PM »
^ Totally agree. Some more imaginative or at least not-lazy writers would be a huge improvement.

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