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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« on: August 18, 2016, 10:20 PM »
It's amazing to think about... I read it would take like 80,000 years to get there with today's tech though.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Stranger Things - Netflix
« on: August 17, 2016, 10:13 AM »
I wouldn't call it the best TV show ever, but it was very good, bordering on excellent.  A few things bugged me.  The bully was too over-the-top.  The older sister Nancy - she over-acted in a lot of tense situations which pulled me out of the scenes.  But those are nitpicks.

To me the over-the-top and over-acting was part of what made it feel more authentically 80's. 

Vintage Kenner / Re: Restoring Playsets and Vehicles
« on: August 16, 2016, 06:01 PM »
Do you guys know of a printable sticker paper that's higher quality that would work well?  Something that feels smooth or vinyl-ish and not like a cheap paper label? 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Stranger Things - Netflix
« on: August 16, 2016, 03:33 PM »
I was planning to watch this but I thought Super 8 was terrific, so maybe this is not for me.  ???

Super 8 was the closest I'd felt to watching the Goonies for the first time in as long as I can remember.  I loved it. 

And I enjoyed Stranger Things plenty.  I'd say watch and enjoy it, but don't have through-the-roof expectations. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Stranger Things - Netflix
« on: August 16, 2016, 12:05 PM »
I might be the only one but I thought Stranger Things was massively overhyped.

Don't get me wrong, I liked it.  But I didn't think it was any better than any of the stories and properties it was paying homage to, or any better than any of the other recent nostalgia trips like Super 8.  I enjoyed it, but ultimately it wasn't much more than heavy nostalgia.  Talking to friends and co-workers or reading about it online you'd think it was the next Star Wars. 

I'll happily watch season 2 and hope it builds on what they've got going, I just don't see how it's as amazing as everyone keeps telling me it is.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One - U-Wing Starfighter
« on: August 16, 2016, 11:44 AM »
I'm going to be tempted to hold off on most of the vehicles this time around... I paid way way too much for those crappy speeders and walkers, half of which didn't even appear in the movie.  I bought two TIE's and two X-Wings at full price, all of it's on clearance now. 

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: August 11, 2016, 02:19 PM »
I went ahead and ordered one... funny that it's not slated to ship for another week and they're all over the place in stores now.

Anyone happen to have an extra of this weapon? :

Of course they are showing up, I overpaid for Leia and Phasma last week.

Your welcome.

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: August 2, 2016, 10:46 AM »
Most of all, this passage was interesting:

...they plan to make a big announcement in the near future regarding the super-articulated 4-inch figures that are currently exclusive to Walmart.

I hope we're going to get some good news on this front.  Time will tell, I suppose.

I missed that part... I'd be happy enough if they just made them non-exclusive - more frequent releases would be nice too.  I'd rather pay $13 for a really nice figure than $9 for a not-so-nice one.

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: July 31, 2016, 12:25 PM »
So, Disney's fault then - valuing secrecy over toy sales.  A nice concept I suppose, but I'm still surprised.

Snoke not having a figure hasn't really bugged me - rumors are he's super tall, and we've only seen him as an oversized hologram so it didn't strike me as weird at this point.  Besides, don't we already kind of have a figure of him?  :-*

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: July 30, 2016, 10:53 PM »
Doesn't matter to me how they do it, I just can't believe they haven't been trying to sell a gazillion Luke's.

Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« on: July 26, 2016, 03:10 PM »
Thanks. :)

The way the Nerdist ran their article left me thinking they were exclusive.  They wrote:


And naturally... they just meant an exclusive reveal / story.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Anything
« on: July 26, 2016, 02:53 PM »
01. Marcia
02. Peter
03. Greg
04. Bobby
05. Cindy

Reexamining this ten years later, I don't know WTF I was thinking leaving Jan off. She's the most interesting Brady kid and it's not even close. And Bobby. . . Bobby just sucks.

01. Peter
02. Marcia
03. Jan
04. Greg
05. Cindy

Funny.  It was just about two years ago that I was totally thinking about what a mistake you'd made there.  I'm glad you finally saw the light.

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