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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Star Wars: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: April 8, 2016, 04:40 PM »
No rating that I've seen but the rumors are it's pretty dark.

I've watched the trailer half a dozen times now and I'm actually really excited about this.  A few years ago we thought there'd never be another Star Wars movie, now we already have another one to look forward to that soon after E7... if they can be smart about these and keep them fresh this is going to be a hell of a decade for Star Wars.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Product Packaging Revealed
« on: April 8, 2016, 04:37 PM »
I like it.

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA Takodana Battle Pack
« on: April 5, 2016, 01:50 PM »
Perfect... I'll skip the online shipping stuff then and wait to buy it the old fashioned way.

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA Takodana Battle Pack
« on: April 5, 2016, 11:41 AM »
For some reason I thought this was an online exclusive but now I see Toys R Us is taking web pre-orders.  Does that mean it'll be in stores too?

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: April 4, 2016, 11:27 AM »
I haven't found FN-2187, Unkar, Han, Resistance Rey, Hooded Ren, or Nien Nunb anywhere.

Funny you say that, because I initially thought I'd gotten him out of the MTT, but then when I looked it up all the photos were of him in the plastic tray.

So was there a context where that figure was released in a sealed baggie?  I'm pretty sure I got him from opening some vehicle or playset, I just can't remember what it was.  I didn't put him in that bag and I certainly didn't buy him on eBay.

Half-way there.  Thanks!

Then I'll delete the thread...

This trooper:

And, I'm wondering what set this sealed Obi-Wan came out of:

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: March 21, 2016, 10:54 AM »
I finally scored the Patrolman T-1000 yesterday.  There was a novelty store near my house that also sold toys and I hadn't been in there in years.  It somehow became all collectible toys and they had one mixed in with all the regulars- it was $8.  So patience paid off there...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Do You Have Pets?
« on: March 19, 2016, 09:33 AM »
Interesting, I've talked to 4 or 5 pet owners this week and all of them swear by theirs.  Thanks for the opinions though.  This isn't a problem for any time soon, I'll certainly dig deeper into it when that time comes - probably a few years from now.

AKA Dr. Giggles

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Do You Have Pets?
« on: March 17, 2016, 12:00 PM »
Thanks guys.

Pet insurance is a definite for any pets we have in the future.  We've spent a fortune on our senior dogs this past year... I'd have to total it all up but it's probably a hair into five figures.  But I had it in my head that I could keep them around a few more years and it was worth it.  Between the surgery I detailed last year on the last page, two corneal debridements, the neck issues with Dante (that may have been brain tumor all along), the diarrhea with Emme... it's been constant.  Pills, extra walks, baby gates to prevent further injury, acupuncture, herbs, surgeries... I did everything I could imagine and after it was all said and done this happened, and the other one might be on her last legs.  I've already gotten a few recommendations for next go around, one of which was Trupanion... I'm told for $45 a month you get 90% coverage and it doesn't expire when they get old as long as you keep up on the payments.  If I'd had that, I'd have probably broken even in the long run, but the cost would have been spread out slowly over 12-13 years.  And, if it had been covered, I'd have just gotten the MRI to be sure before putting him down. 

Next time...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Do You Have Pets?
« on: March 15, 2016, 12:52 PM »
Thanks everyone.  I've found an all new level of sympathy for people who have had to go through this.  I always knew it would be awful, but I really had no idea how much so.  Since I'm feeling overly nostalgic this week, here's one more from back when he was about 5. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Do You Have Pets?
« on: March 14, 2016, 06:25 PM »
Well we had to put down our younger Boston, Dante, on Saturday morning.  He was 12 and we got him at about 8 weeks old.  He'd been having lots of issues lately that we thought were related to ruptured discs in his neck but ended up culminating in really serious seizures on Friday night.  There are other symptoms that I'm not going to bother everyone with, but the basic course of action was to spend $1000 on short-term treatment and then another $1500 on an MRI that was nearly certain to show a brain tumor.  So we made the call.  The awful thing was that he'd been a month without pain symptoms in his neck and we thought he was close to being ready to get out of the crate and get on walks and all that good stuff so even though there were warning signs, we thought it was just a neck injury - so this really feels like it came out of nowhere. 

I have no idea how people handle this, but we're plodding along.  I'm gonna miss the hell out of the little guy.

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