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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: December 25, 2016, 02:31 PM »
A little early for clearance isn't it?

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: December 20, 2016, 05:41 PM »
I bet we'll be able to find this on clearance.  The retail price is just too high for a kids toy.

That stuff is so hit or miss... I got an AT-TE for $50, missed the Clone Turbo Tank completely... then I tried to hold out for clearance on the BMF when it first showed up for $150 or whatever.  I never saw one on clearance, and now they're $400 on eBay and $300 when they occasionally get re-released into stores.  Of course, a few years ago I got an MTT for like $35 at TJ Maxx, so...

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: EE Exclusive: Astromech 6 Pack
« on: December 16, 2016, 10:29 AM »
Rob's 1st Law of Star Wars Collecting:  If I wait to buy something, it'll skyrocket in price.  If I buy it at full price, it'll plummet later.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Xbox One
« on: December 13, 2016, 03:24 PM »
Told you it was just a matter of time, Rob. ;)


I'm going to need a bigger HD to get all these 360 games installed. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: December 13, 2016, 12:21 PM »
I also read the note as just a passing **** you to whoever comes along after the owners were dead more than an actual threat.

Apparently I missed something.   ???

Apparently John Glenn isn't quite 100% universally adored.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: December 13, 2016, 10:49 AM »
You can do ship to store too - it's online.  They have $25 off purchase of $100, but it's still $280ish even with the 5% savings.

My wife picked one up for $204 in a no-sales-tax state.  That was a Walmart price match at that $220 price that was posted the other day, then 5% off with the Red Card.

Then yesterday we found the $25 off $100 coupon, if they'll let her apply it retroactively that'd bring it down to $180.

I got asked if I'd pay $39.99 for Grievous.

Same here.  I did say I'd go up to $25 for a higher quality version of Lando, but the $40 for Grievous was a hard, hard no.

I don't buy 6" really, but I did say that more accessories would be worth the hike to me.  If they're upping the value that's one thing, if they're just raising the price - no thanks.

I got $29.99 for 6 inch Bespin Han (no), $19.99 for 6 inch General Lando (yes), $24.99 for 6 inch General Lando with accessories (no), $29.99 for Grievous (yes), $14.99 for 3.75 inch Chewie (no)

I got asked if I'd pay $39.99 for Grievous.


I also wasn't happy about the question about which scale I'd prefer if they only did one.  I answered 3.75, but I bet I'm in the minority on that.


You're going to find yourself on a very lonely island with that idea.

"Godspeed, John Glenn.”   :'(

My wife and I were just talking about John Glenn and what an amazing ass kicker he was, and how people of successive generations (ours) can even begin to match up to a stud like him and some of his peers.

  • Fighter pilot in WWII and Korea
  • Test pilot
  • First American to orbit the earth
  • Took a ride on a Space Shuttle and spent nine days in space at age 77
  • Served as a Senator for 25 years

Any one of those is a big deal for anyone's legacy.  He did all five without breaking a sweat.

Who, under 50, would you even begin to compare to the likes of John Glenn?  You could probably pick a few business people like Elon Musk that have done some pretty cool things, but its hard to think of anyone even remotely in his league.

I keep hearing him described as the last, inarguable American hero.  I'm having a hard time coming up with an argument against the idea.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Xbox One
« on: December 9, 2016, 11:02 AM »
The BioShock games probably won't ever be made BC. They were announced late last year, but apparently 2K was already in the middle of porting them to the current consoles, and why would you give people the old games for free when you can sell them new "remastered" versions instead? So the Xbox 360 versions are kind of stuck in BC limbo.

Anyway, be sure to check out BioShock: The Collection for Xbox One, available at a retailer near you, for $49.99.

They shouldn't list them as in progress then on that voting page...

As for the 3-pack, I saw it at Best Buy yesterday at lunch... it was only $29.99

If it hit $20 I'd probably pick it up.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Spider-Man Joins the Marvel Movie Universe
« on: December 9, 2016, 11:01 AM »
Wait, why is there another new Spiderman reboot / recast / reimagining?  What was wrong with the last kid?

I got reply, a pretty standard one saying we're sorry you're not happy with the product and will forward your comments to the product development team.

I don't generally bother writing companies to complain, but I went ahead and sent that to Funko in an email.  If they respond, I'll come back and share...

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