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A no-brainer two pack would have been two Stormies. 

I wonder if when Hasbro planned this they were thinking 'these early Black Series figures will be scarce when fall 2014 comes around.' Ah, no. If it's anything other than that, I have no idea what the idea is here.
Right?  Greedo, while pretty awesome, is now in the encyclopedia as 6-Inch's entry under "pegwarmer" next to Malakili. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: June 13, 2014, 11:59 AM »
Have a guy on my Twitter Feed that LOVES to blurt **** out about GoT the night it happens.  ::)
There may be a couple non-GoT spoilers in my post, but they are both pretty old stuff...

I have a FB friend who does this.  Gone from my feed.  I also take away the official GoT page as well during the season.

The two worst spoiler experiences for me were the official Walking Dead facebook posting a RIP Lori immediately after the episode, one we didn't get to see until the next day.  Grr.

That does not come close to the worst of all though...  Back in the day, there was a lot of hype which Harry Potter character was going to die in The Order of the Phoenix.  I was being very careful to avoid spoilers as I was reading the book. I was reading something on a wrestling news website and in the middle of a non-related topic, the writer stops mid-sentence and says "It's Sirius Black," then continues on with what he was talking about.  I wanted to frigging kill that guy.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: June 4, 2014, 12:24 PM »
I'm surprised the New Republic isn't driving around in newer evolved TIE fighters. Didn't the Empire have the new stuff while the rebels had the old outdated stuff? It seems like the X-Wing would have been discontinued by then. I guess ship design never gets discontinued but evolves instead.
Perhaps this is Luke's personal ship?

The fact that the Falcon is back AND that they are actually building a full size model for the first time since 1980 make me very happy.  How the Falcon never featured in the prequels still puzzles me.  Obi-Wan should have flown in it, known how fast it was to make his meeting with Han more meaningful.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: June 2, 2014, 11:25 AM »
Star Wars collectors should be happy that Hasbro doesn't delve into this kind of "one new piece in a box of ten others." 

"My son" has been collecting the Disney Planes.  There are four or five planes that are available only in multi-packs, most containing 4-7 items we already own  There is even one plane that was only available at Meijers, and they don't exist in the north east.  It is really an e-bay dream come true.  I've given up on these few, but I always think that this stuff was rare with Hasbro and Star Wars.

Star Wars Universe / Re: Disney to Purge Select EU
« on: May 7, 2014, 08:46 AM »

I wasn't calling you out... just several of the things I've seen posted elsewhere.  But to me, it sounds like the author is saying they are getting rid of EU for something crappier, which isn't fair.  Now, come Episode VII and it isn't great, then I think it's a legitimate gripe; but to complain about something before it happens, that's where I mean it sounds like the bitter fanboy rant.  So basically she is pre-judging the new trilogy because the EU was declared "Legacy" and not canon by Disney.

But, again, Nick, just because Disney says it isn't so, doesn't mean that you can't think it's so in your SW world.  Trust me, there are things tinkered with in the Original Trilogy Special Editions that aren't canon to me (Greedo shoots first, etc).  I remember complaining about that and having people counter it by saying, "It's Lucas' movies, he can do what he wants."  I guess Disney now has those rights to make those changes, but it doesn't mean they own the memory of the Star Wars I love... I hope that's the way you feel about it as well.

Sometimes this EU debate is worse than some of the political ones in the Sarlacc Pit.  ;D

This pretty much sums up how I feel.  To me it is much like Marvel.  The movies don't jive with 100% of everything that has come before, but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy stories, even if they contradict something in a movie series I love.  I still love the Zahn books.  The fact that they aren't part of the official chronology doesn't really matter at all to me.  At some point, the amount of time these characters spend in peril is unrealistic anyway.

That looks like softgoods on Yoda to me...

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends Figures
« on: May 2, 2014, 01:05 PM »
Is this the first time we have seen that OWK is going to be in Rebels?

Other Collectibles / Re: Disney / Lucasfilm Exclusives
« on: May 1, 2014, 12:29 PM »
We went to the closest Disney Store this past weekend while doing some other shopping.  I purchased my son the Disney Planes Hector Vector die-cast, in the same price range as what the Star Wars die-casts will be...  If the scale on the SW product is close to the scale on this toy...  We will be very pleased.  The box for this thing was around 10 inches square, I believe. 

A standard size "car" can fit inside the door you see.  This toy was originally $20, but I got it on clearance for around $13.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: April 30, 2014, 08:05 AM »
Is that home to French Canadian Ewoks?

The Vintage Collection / Re: $5 Vintage Collection @ Five Below
« on: April 24, 2014, 07:21 AM »
My local Five Below had no Joes at all, but they did have the Celebration 4 exclusive McQuarrie  Concept R2-D2 and C-3PO.  $5 each, still in clamshell packaging.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: April 21, 2014, 10:43 AM »
Talbot is played by the guy who played Nathan Petrelli in Heroes.  I knew I recognized him, but couldn't put my finger on it. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: April 7, 2014, 08:54 AM »
This movie was really, REALLY awesome.  If there was one nit to pick, I'd say it would be that with all this crap going down (particularly when the helicarriers take off and start shooting), Stark was conspicuous by his absence.  If this were the comics, there would likely be an asterisk with a note saying "This takes place at the same time as IM3" which would explain it.  They just need to do a tiny bit more in tying in the chronology.

This completely changes the AoS series.  Can't wait to see how they develop that.  The tie-ins there were pretty cool.  Cap and Falcon had good chemistry.

Stephen Strange?  Awesome. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: March 28, 2014, 12:14 PM »
First teaser trailer for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie:

Not a whole lot to see.  It is definitely....different, but I'm trying to reserve judgement for now.  My daughter is so into the turtles now I hope that it is good, but we'll see.  I remember loving the original Turtles movie (and even the second one) when I was a kid, although I'm not sure how well they still hold up.  The current Nick toon is pretty great though.

I have a bad feeling about this...

That movie better be PG or they are completely out of touch with their core TV show audience of 6-10 year olds.
I'm sure there will be plenty of references to testicles with M. Bay's involvement.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 25, 2014, 01:36 PM »
1) Cannibals

NOT zombies that eat people.  What a great plot twist that would be.

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