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Messages - Qui-Gon Jim

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: September 23, 2013, 09:24 AM »
I'll bet that the new show is centered around Darryl Dixon.  He's not a comic creation, and the fans (especially the women) LOVE him.  In fact, I saw a cool "Team Darryl" sticker on a car (complete with crossbow).

I can't believe no one has posted an R-rated picture of figures posed here yet.

Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Toys!
« on: September 19, 2013, 02:07 PM »
This store was in Lisbon, CT.  I'm going there today and I'll see what's left.

Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Toys!
« on: September 18, 2013, 11:01 AM »
Today I saw Kwinn, Duke and Flint from this wave.  Left them for someone else.

Other Collectibles / Re: 31" Darth Vader
« on: September 16, 2013, 11:28 AM »
My son is scared of these huge figures.  I have put Supes, Bats and now Vader in the shopping cart with him and he tries to trow them out of the cart.  LOL.

Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Toys!
« on: September 16, 2013, 10:56 AM »
Looks like my Wally put the new wave directly to clearance.  I grabbed the awesome new Storm Shadow, Snake-Eyes V2 and the incredible Cobra Commander for $3 each!  Left Firefly behind, and Crimson Guard rang in at $10.

They can do anything their parents wallets allow.  The price is right.  Its all always available.  It's diverse.
Plus every set can "add on" to a previous set.  Compatibility is never, ever an issue.  There is so much more upside for Lego, it is ridiculous.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« on: August 16, 2013, 07:57 AM »
You can get a Chinese knockoff that plays NES and SNES games in the same unit for around $50 or so. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« on: August 16, 2013, 07:56 AM »
...good for anything left over from our bridal registry (yes, I put one on there). 

Of course you did.  You simply misunderstood your fiancée when she said she wanted to play games in the bedroom.  (or that's what you tell everyone else) ;)
That is what she meant?  Huh.  We have just been taking turns playing single-player games. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« on: August 15, 2013, 09:00 AM »
I bought a new car about 2 weeks after I got an iPhone5.  The dealer exitedly handed me this box that hjad a cord that was made to fit the USB and minijack connectors in the console.  The other end of the cord had a 30-pin adapter.  :(

I use this cord with a Lightning to 30-Pin adapter and it seems to work OK.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: August 15, 2013, 08:51 AM »
Um.  No.  As long as ST V, IX and X exist, it will be hard to rise to the level of "worst."

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« on: August 15, 2013, 08:50 AM »
I got a spiffy new 3DS XL in the new sexy black finish at Target last night.  On sale for $175, I got an additional 10% by using a coupon good for anything left over from our bridal registry (yes, I put one on there).  Paid with gift cards, total cost, $0.  :)

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 1
« on: August 15, 2013, 08:47 AM »
Saw these last night.   Walked around Target with a Sandy in my hand but eventually put it back.  $20 and a slippery slope.  If they were $15, I'd be all in. 

Joe Defender / Re: 2013 SDCC Exclusives - GI Joe/TFers Mash-Ups Set
« on: August 14, 2013, 12:28 PM »
They really did sue?  I was just kidding!  HG is hyper-protective of anything Macross-related.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: X-Men/Wolverine Movies
« on: July 29, 2013, 09:23 AM »
Saw The Wolverine; it's really good.  The Silver Samurai looked a little phoney, but other than that, a really sold movie.  Almost more like an old fashioned noir-detective movie set in Japan than a whiz-bang comic book movie.

And the post-credits scene is awesome.  Worth the price of admission alone
I liked it too.  I was really into X-Men, Avengers and Spidey in the 80's, and sort of fell out of collecting during the time period where this arc was published, so I can't say that any deviation from the source is good or bad, but I did think the film was very good.  In fact, I think they should have just gone with a less super-technological version of the Silver Samurai and it would been near perfect.  I think a guy in a, well, silver samurai costume would have fit the tone of the film better. 

That after-credits scene was incredible.  No schwarma jokes here.

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