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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: August 31, 2015, 09:16 PM »
Same when no one could explain to the sister why she couldn't go sit next to her sick boyfriend... for ****'s sake, a simple "people are turning into zombies" would have sufficed.  Is this some alternate universe where the word zombie doesn't exist?

Yes, this has been said by the creators of TWD. There's no pop culture undead in this world. Or Haitian zombies, either.

I find that in stark contrast to most vampire stories in media, where vampires at least exist in legend. Same with werewolves. Maybe because zombies are a newer thing or because their mysterious nature is more essential to the drama.

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Also the protests struck me as stupid - the police brutality thing is a big issue in our real world today, but there would be 24 hour, wall to wall media coverage of people turning into monsters and not dying until they get a bullet in the brain pretty quickly, which would be the end of the protests.

Maybe the media reports are inconsistent? We assume all the recently dead everywhere are coming back, maybe that's not the case yet. Yeah, you'd think if dead people were seen roaming around, as undead don't hide, it would be all over the news even has hard as it would be to accept. No way authorities could prevent that for long, if really at all.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: August 31, 2015, 11:01 AM »
What Cinema Sins on youtube calls "playing the pronoun game"...

Yeah, left the food. I guess the principal freaked them out.

By the end Mom's already, "screw this, saving my own...no one else."  >:D

Guess this won't be like The Strain where people become aware of vampires but try to about their daily lives anyway. (And are often dumb enough to be out at night).

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: August 30, 2015, 08:40 PM »
Plain white clone (revised helmet) and the commander from the Anti-Hailfire droid battlepack for 50 cents each last week.

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The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: August 30, 2015, 08:38 PM »
Where you antsy about Atsy?  :P

Why did so many folks assume what was in the leaked (pack-in?) catalog was it? That has never been true of modern star wars.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: August 30, 2015, 08:36 PM »
There have been store exclusives that had a lot of new tooling. Force Unleashed sets...Wal-Mart's Jabba the Hutt, Big Slave 1....

Also, a rumored SA line list at another site included a few characters that would likely mostly reuse existing tooling.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: August 27, 2015, 08:42 PM »
The one thing we haven't seen is how it started.  It wasn't covered in the show or the comic.  I dunno...I appreciate FTWD for what they are doing.

You won't see how it really started, only how it grew/spread and things fell apart...they've said no cause will be shown.  They also said not to expect big military operations ala World War Z.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: August 26, 2015, 11:36 PM »
Well, at least it's not The Dawn of the Dead remake were civilization dies within 24 hours. Fast zombies...it's over so quick.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: August 26, 2015, 11:30 PM »
Exclusives are usually not included in those things.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: August 25, 2015, 06:57 PM »
Again, haven't watched it yet, but do authorities in the new show know that brain trauma is required to kill the zombies?  I thought from TWD that it took quite a while for most people to figure that out.

if a teenage girl can figure out the KILLSHOT from watching a viral video of a person getting shot many times before finally going down from a headshot, then the authorities can, too.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: August 25, 2015, 12:09 AM »
Gotta tell you, after seeing the drug dealer zombie I'm picking up the handgun on principal alone.

What for...the principal character wasn't that bad, maybe a little clueless as to what's going on, at least he called a half-day.  ;)

I think they could've shaken things up more. Like the dealer NOT turning after dying...making us wonder if whatever hasn't progressed that far (to turning all the dead into undead). But that would risk revealing something about the cause, which they are adamant not to do, because blah-blah-mystery-blah-it would only disappoint-blah. Really, this show cannot reveal much besides a doomed L.A. (or who knows, maybe LA contains the problem and becomes a haven  :P )


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This the lowest Hasbro has gotten in the 3 3/4" line. Mostly repacks with a new accessory.  Deluxe figures have usually been cash grabs but these aren't giving the buyer much of anything. Giant packs, mini vehicles, big guns...but now it's an accessory no more impressive than  ones that used to appear on basic carded figures.  Even the force Awakens figures with the weapon parts...compared to the these. It's absurd.

Some praised 5 POA as a way to keep costs down, yet these are 5 POA figures with a paltry accessory made to  INFLATE the price. Rationalize that.

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The Force Awakens / Re: Force Friday: What are You Buying?
« on: August 21, 2015, 12:12 PM »
Mission series pack with BB and the aliens
Constable whatshisname

If that.

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The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Action Figure 2-Packs
« on: August 21, 2015, 12:09 PM »
Hey, isn't Brian's Toys one of your sponsors. You wanna get banned?  :P


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The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Class II Vehicle Sets
« on: August 21, 2015, 12:25 AM »
the snow speeder looked cool, but seems dumbed down...probably would've been great if made by the standards of 5 years ago, before the dark times, before Disney.

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The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Scale Millennium Falcon
« on: August 21, 2015, 12:23 AM »
Exactly...  The playset portion is really fun looking actually and detailed.  :)

I will give credit for the chess board. The undersized corridor detail is amusingly irritating. Characters crawl to the cockpit. Does the cockpit open or what? No feature is shown. Is there actual landing gear...I'm thinking there isn't. How did Castle Grayskull's laser gun get inside the ship?

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It's the big ticket toy of the iconic ship for kids this year like 1978.

Kenner's original Millennium Falcon wasn't released until 1979 (insert Smashing Pumpkin's song). The big ticket item of 78 was the Death Star Space Station.

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