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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 1
« on: August 29, 2016, 08:25 PM »
I just hope they come up with something better than those God awful Armor Up figures for deluxe.  Those were horrible in terms of value, creativity, playability... Everything.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 1
« on: August 28, 2016, 08:45 PM »
The articulation is crap, but the level of detail looks good.  Hopefully these aren't more than about $6.99.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Rebel U-Wing Fighter
« on: August 26, 2016, 12:59 PM »
That figure's beard is atrocious looking.  The eyes are crooked again too.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« on: August 24, 2016, 10:57 PM »
I want to go to there.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« on: August 24, 2016, 04:33 PM »
At the end for 2 seconds when Rey and Chewie leave in the Falcon.

Makes sense... I'm always scanning that shot for random aliens and droids in the background and never noticed.

I'm willing to overlook a lot when it comes to Hasbro 3.75" these days (price, articulation, distribution, etc), but that is one of the worst face paint ap/deco jobs I've seen on a 3.75" figure since the horrible eyes on the first wave of Indiana Jones figures. 

If they all look that bad at retail, I will be happy to skip the FO-Snow variant and "blink and you miss him" Poe 2-pack.

The Rogue One goofy monster/alien sets look pretty soild though.  No idea what the heck that Yeti guy is supposed to be, but he looks kinda cool.

Yeah, it's not good.  This eyes are all like;


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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« on: August 24, 2016, 04:02 PM »
This is supposed to be Poe?  When did he ever wear this particular resistance outfit?



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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« on: August 19, 2016, 02:54 PM »
Another ther hurdle to get over for manned interplanetary flight is life support.  I covered this problem in my space habitation and life support class when I was working on my Masters degree.  There are some intriguing concepts for sustainable life support, but we are not quite there yet.

Does protection from radiation fall under life support?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« on: August 19, 2016, 01:47 PM »
It's amazing to think about... I read it would take like 80,000 years to get there with today's tech though.

Article says 20 years with a Count Dooku solar sail.

The 80,000 years number is how long it would take the fastest man-made object to date to get there.  So yeah, we could do better with investment and big ideas. 

That said, we're talking about entirely untested and unproven technology and I have a hard time believing their math... 4.4 light years away in 20 years is more than 20% the speed of light - it's more like 25%.  Also it takes a long long time to get up to that speed, so I don't think that time is factored into that math.  Then you have to stop somehow unless you're just planning to fly by, which takes energy and time as well.  We're decades if not centuries away from getting a probe anywhere near this thing is all I'm saying.



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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.

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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. 

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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? 

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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