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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 29, 2010, 07:00 PM »
I watched the CDC arrival parts twice, there's a rifle on the sandbags (plus another .50 caliber heavy mg, a heavy item that would take time to move and transport.)

Tanks are slow and use a lot of fuel. Besides, who'd have experience operating one?

But why the "Vatos" in said episode were intent on the bag of guns that'd been there a day but hadn't got the .50 caliber mg from the sandbagged position  that was likely there for weeks is questionable, especially with operational cars and strong guys who could load it up fairly fast.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Cartoon Watchers?
« on: November 29, 2010, 11:59 AM »
Aqualad's webbed hands/feet are kinda gross.

Why does almost every kid's show have a conspiracy group now?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 29, 2010, 11:57 AM »
Liking the new angle with the CDC guy too. (Wish they had done better with the microscope close-up though, that seemed really cheesy somehow) I wonder if his lament over the lack of fresh tissue samples to study will lead them to try and retrieve Jim's body at some point. Figured dude would be at least a little happy to see other survivors though, guess not so much.

Well, he's researching and these people with their problems show up, so....another hassle to deal with.

On the other hand, he's near suicide at this point, from frustration or lonliness or whatever. Guess we'll find out next week (or year.)

I don't understand why they weren't picking up assault rifles from the dead army personel. I realize they wanted to be quiet, but come on...

Sucks that it'll be a year before episode 7. That's what stinks about these cable shows. Shorter seasons and longer wait.

Collect All 92! / Re: Cloud Car Pilot
« on: November 27, 2010, 02:14 PM »
I liked the saluting thing, too.

So can the new Vintage collection pilot actually sit in the new Cloud Car?

In a recent Q&A response Hasbro said the sets were originally planned to be bigger and more expensive. Hmmm....wonder what would've been included.

Not necessarily ESB 3-packs (unless they said so and I missed it)  Star Wars had 3 packs, too.

I was hoping for ROTJ style 2-packs. Random figures thrown on generic cardbacks with no accessories.  Gotta do something will all those overseas factory rejects.  ;)

The Vintage Collection / Re: Hasbro Q&A Sessions
« on: November 24, 2010, 06:11 PM »
Fall '12...just around the corner.  :P

The Vintage Collection / Re: Hasbro & Collectors
« on: November 24, 2010, 11:09 AM »
it does suck for the adult collectors of the line

Yeah, that's all I'm sayin' really. I don't mean to imply that they're misguided, I'm just bemoaning the fact that the animated line does not seem to aspire to the level of engagement with the consumer that the TVC line does. (horses of a different color, I realize)

I guess when you have a hot commodity that is primarily targeted to kids, and supported by current entertainment, you just don't have to try as hard in that regard. I get that though.

Personally, I think Hasbro "owns" so much of the action figure aisle as is, that they don't have to try very hard. That's why they can not ship new product for once vital properties to stores for 6 months without  a problem.

I'd have preferred Target get more big Battle Packs or something like the Geonosis arena two-packs. If they do release them as 3 packs, instead of a 9 figure boxed set, I might be interested depending on the figures.

The Vintage Collection / Re: "Vintage" Collection Wave 5 (2011 Wave 1)
« on: November 21, 2010, 07:23 PM »
I will probably get a couple to give Cody a few troops.

I'm now kicking myself for never picking up an airborne trooper or two.  I'm sure they will be re-released though.

They have. Just go pick up some new Invasion of Utapau battle packs and throw the other 3 figures away. Or repack something in his place and return the set. Kids don't care.  :P

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: November 21, 2010, 07:19 PM »
Got a sandtrooper at Wal-Mart for $6. And another Snowtrooper for $6 (less actually, since I returned some cans/bottles).

Got Legends AOTC CLone and ROTS white Clone at K-Mart's buy one get one free sale. $4.25 a figure...nice. I couldn't find much else, clone wars repacks and vintage leftovers, ...wave ones I had or didn't want. Not sure what I'd do with another At-At Commander, but I thought about it.

I think it's funny the difference between the two clones' basic card stats are that the ROTS trooper has one more point of "luck".

Speaking of that I found the Iron Man Air Assualt and Weapon Drones at K-mart buy one get one. $3.50 each.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: November 20, 2010, 01:46 PM »
On a related note, that WIRED article about this topic that RS has linked on their front page is utterly asinine.

The article didn't mention it's not just a costume change, she's aged, her lekku are longer. Maybe she's grown taller (?) too.

In 2 weeks on The Padme Show, her life is in danger and another vote fails. Seriously, this is getting absurd. They aren't gonna make senate Padme, Bail Organa or Lott Dodd (the main villain for this season! HA!) action figures.

I liked the power generator room massacre. What a battle pack that would be. It would never happen.

The Seperatists have a parliment?

Collect All 92! / Re: Zuckuss
« on: November 19, 2010, 03:39 PM »
I still say he's 4-LOM, he was a like a rap star....Andre 3000.  ;)

I like vintage best of all version still. Yeah, the removable gear. POTF2 is auto fail since he can't sit (unless you find a way to get the coat off.)

And the current version, I think they over corrected and made him a tad short.  Or is that the droid 4-LOM I'm thinking of? Damn Kenner, Dengar was too short, the names were reversed on two, IG-88 was too short, Fett was the wrongs colors....way to screw up characters that appeared for like under 2 minutes and barely moved.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Vintage Rumors
« on: November 18, 2010, 04:05 PM »
Are you going back to 2002 with that, or no? 

Yes and no. No they wouldn't have been super articulated in 2002 of course. But back then they made some figures like the previously unnamed Nikto Jedi, that were little more than statues, even compared to Episode 1 releases. That stuff turned me off Star Wars for a while.

In terms of ROTS, they could've gone further and we wouldn't have needed Agen Kolar and Plo Koon again. And IIRC, we don't have a fully SA Ki-Adi Mundi, just a SA concept one (and maybe that comic pack one, I'm not sure).

I admit, I'd probably get Aayla again if she had better arms. Mine has a loose knee anyway. And I missed the Clone Wars version (saw it once with bad paint ops and then never again).

Complaining about character repetition in Star Wars toys is pointless. I admit that.

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