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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.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 3
« on: July 26, 2013, 08:09 AM »
That Luke is awesome.  I will bite on that one.  I am a sucker for ESB stuff. 

Is a "figure" of CarboHan really worth $20 though?  And isn't this too big to be an accessory?

you would think Hasbro would want everyone who wants one of these to get one in their hands so they don't turn off any new "line buyers" for this 6" scale.
My thoughts exactly.  Knowing up front that there is a potential hole in a collection may turn off the very people this is targeted towards.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: July 23, 2013, 12:23 PM »
That sounds too complicated for a mass appeal comic book film. Avengers had the benefit of established characters, lead villain and the McGuffin cube. How do you intro Scarlett Witch, Vision and Ultron in 2 and 1/2 hours and have room for the main cast as well?

I guess they might make it work.
They will introduce these characters and concepts over the films leading to Avengers: TAoU.  They didn't introduce any character, or even the MacGuffin aside from Maria Hill in The Avengers; that work was done in IM, IM2, TIH, Thor, and CA:TFA.

I thought the first film was the ultimate love song to the 12YO me.  This has the potential to top it, as Ultron was my favorite Marvel villain.

That retooled cockpit is awesome.

The Vintage Collection / Re: $5 Vintage Collection @ Five Below
« on: July 19, 2013, 07:00 AM »
I think this shows that the "sweet" spot for pricing on these is $5.  I wonder how the number ($) that the $5 units generated compares to the number the $10 units generated.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Spider-Man Movie Series
« on: July 11, 2013, 01:23 PM »
That Spidey is dead on.  I always picture him skinny, belying his power.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Superman - Man of Steel
« on: June 18, 2013, 12:35 PM »
I think that if they had shown Superman trying in vain to save lives while slowly but surely losing the fight to Zod's men, then his killing of Zod would have been more powerful.  When we see Superman happily fighting in the streets of his hometown destroying buildings, it doesn't show any part of his character that "cares" for humanity.  I kept waiting for Clark to lead the fight out of the town and into the fields, but stuff don't get blow'd up as good in a field, I guess.

If handled better, then Superman having to kill, and worse, kill his last "countryman" it could have led to some interesting stuff for the sequel.  With this, the fallout was barely dealt with.

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