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Messages - Qui-Gon Jim

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Don't fall into peer pressure, Rob.  Go buy that $14 figure!  Do it!

Middle ground... I'm going to dump a few bucks into shipping and take one off of Greg's hands. 

Now I've got $5 burning a hole in my pocket.
This will help with that $5:

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 4, 2014, 09:22 AM »
Lost a bet with the wife.  The actress that plays Beth is 28 years old!  Mind.  Blown.  She looks like a teenager.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: February 24, 2014, 07:27 AM »
I also found it silly that they cast Marlon Wayans for the first GI Joe film, and then chose a character that was not African-American for him to portray, as if there was some lack of characters of color in the GI Joe mythos.  These types of things annoy me.  As a child, I had a pretty full set of GI Joe figures, and I didn't segregate Alpine, Roadblock and the rest into the GI Joe version of the Tuskeegee Airmen or anything like that.  They were part of the team.  Still, I'd have been annoyed if they had cast John Cena or Stone Cold as Roadblock.

I say all the time that there are thousands of nerds in this world that these studios could tap to make a quality product without resorting to stunt-casting to get people talking.  And they'd pay these nerds far less than the wonks they pay to go: "Hmm.  Why don't we swap genders on this character?"

The success of these things START with the nerd dollar, and they have plenty of nerds hating on this before one frame of film is shot.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: February 24, 2014, 07:16 AM »

So I think, unless you have some damning statement I haven't seen, you need to give the director the benefit of the doubt.  If you're not comfortable with Johnny being black for some non-racist reason, please share.

Since it sounds like you are calling me a racist, I will say it has nothing to do with race. It has to do with how the characters were created. I would have the same problem if they cast a white guy to play black panther or a white woman for storm. Not accurate to the original comics.
Precisely.  I was called out as a racist on FB this weekend over this topic.  Of course the back-pedaling that happened when I suggested Matt Damon be cast as Black Panther was laughable.

This is a publicity stunt, nothing more.  And a successful one, I might add.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: February 21, 2014, 07:23 AM »

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: February 21, 2014, 07:21 AM »
It feels like the Green Lantern.

Yeah, except better actors + a fun plot + lots of humor + possibly a good movie.
I'd also say that the material lends itself to this tone more than Green Lantern did.  I hate when I hear this gripe, but I think it fits with GL.  Too much CGI.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: February 21, 2014, 07:18 AM »
Ugh.  Fox just doesn't get it.  Why swap the race of a super-main character other than to get people talking?  THIS is exactly what pisses the core fans off, their utter disregard for the characters.  While a character like, say, Hawkeye isn't exactly like his comic counterpart, Feige and the others didn't go, "hmm...  let's make him a woman.  That's creative!"

I am not one for slavish devotion to the source material, but stunts like this are ridiculous.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: February 19, 2014, 12:53 PM »
This reminds me of The Fifth Element, where the creators are self aware of some of the ridiculousness, but they are happy to own it.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
« on: February 19, 2014, 12:51 PM »
So the Rebels are the Wolverines.  Got it.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: TWD-To Read or Not to Read
« on: February 18, 2014, 01:16 PM »
Compendium 2 was $25 at Amazon a few days ago.  It's up to $30 now.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2014
« on: February 18, 2014, 12:19 PM »
I think the brand is shaking off EU so that they don't need to worry about any continuity.  Seems like it now extends to merchandise.  I am sure the Mouse House doesn't want Hasbro making Jaina Solo figures when their EP7 negates her existence in some way.

Hall of Justice / Re: Batman TAS / New Adventures 6 Inch Line!
« on: February 14, 2014, 01:08 PM »
How do those shoulders work?

The Bullpen / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: February 14, 2014, 01:06 PM »
Unfortunately, to get Groot, you have to get the rest.  He's the B-A-F.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Six?
« on: February 14, 2014, 12:44 PM »
Back to the spoiler...  Pretty awesome, and to be honest, this should be something added into either AotC or RotS.  It would be awesome to see this as a  post-credits coda on AotC: SE.

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