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Messages - Qui-Gon Jim

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In regards to the Avengers I will be interested to see how the Hellicarrier performs at retail.
You mean the item that should be on shelves right now?  Silly Hasbro.

People who don't understand how merging works.  The entire world seems to have forgotten how to do this.  Pull up on their entrance lane and coast along beside me.  The person MERGING is supposed to alter their rate of speed to fit into the flow, not the other way around. 

Seems like every time I approach an incoming entrance ramp lately, if I can't get into the left lane I have to either hit my brakes or speed up to let some dumbass in.
I completely agree with this one!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: May 8, 2012, 01:29 PM »
You saw Thanos in the beginning of the movie?  I totally missed that.  Can you elaborate on what you saw?  I'm going to have to see this again sooner than I planned.

You don't see Thanos.  You see the Chitauri leader guy narrating at the beginning.  On first viewing it's not obvious he's talking to someone.  On the second you can tell he's reporting to a superior.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: May 8, 2012, 10:29 AM »
Also, Loki is directly asked by Thor who he is working for and he does not answer.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Spider-Man Movie Series
« on: May 8, 2012, 10:27 AM »
Still, wouldn't it have made sense for Sony to allow/encourage the use of the new Spidey in the film if only for a cameo to promote the upcoming film?  I suppose it may confuse people that in Avengers NYC is devastated and then in Spidey it is normal.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: May 8, 2012, 10:22 AM »
I saw it again, and Thanos is there right at the beginning, pulling the strings with the Chitauri leader.  It is implied that the Chitauri are his army (or more to the point, it is never implied that they are only teaming up with Thanos).  So their motivation is left intentionally vague for the reveal in the credits.  Again, their motivation is not at all important to the plot of the film.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: May 7, 2012, 01:01 PM »

I think "generic invading force" worked fine.  They wanted the cube.  Loki had it.  Why do we need to know much more about them?  They already had what - 8 major characters and a handful of minor ones to give motivation/depth too.  Throwing up more info on why the Chitauri want the cube to conquer the universe wouldn't add much, IMO.

I completely agree.  I guess I just question why they kept it so hush-hush.  It definitely did not detract from the movie in any way.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: May 7, 2012, 09:40 AM »
LOVED this.  Whedon just punched his ticket.  This movie was so damned good, I really have trouble finding fault with anything.  The Hulk was totally awesome.

As far as the Hulk goes, I think it was strongly implied that Banner had learned how to control the Hulk to an extent, even going back to the coda of The Incredible Hulk.  I think when he went nuts on the carrier, it was because he didn't initiate the transformation.

I guess my one gripe would be the ultra-generic looking alien cannon fodder.  Why they kept that a secret forever is lost on me.  It did not hinder the movie at all, but what was all the cloak and dagger about?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Batman - The Dark Knight Rises
« on: May 1, 2012, 08:08 PM »
I agree with you 100% Nick. Just like when Iron Man and The Dark Kinght were compared the summer they came out, I think these two films will be. I think they will both be great, but both very different from one another. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Batman - The Dark Knight Rises
« on: May 1, 2012, 12:27 PM »
I can't wait for The Avengers, and I will totally geek out for certain.  That said, I am confident that at the end of the summer, we'll be saying TDKR is the better movie.  Nolan has yet to disappoint.  This trailer looks amazing.

Flying tumbler????

Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Toys!
« on: April 27, 2012, 09:52 AM »
On the other hand, I just reminded myself of the wave 3 case assortment for the Avengers line - 3 hulks and 3 Iron Man figs...
I won't say that having a bunch of IM and Hulks is a bad idea yet, depending on the success of the movie.  While we see failure in not being able to get a particular figure, I am sure a bigger failure would be a child not being able to get a core character, like IM, and passing on the line entirely.  Pegs full of Loki and aliens and Nick Fury don't help anyone.

That said, I do not disagree that Hasbro has botched this stuff over and over.

Collector's Tips / Re: Display Cases
« on: April 27, 2012, 08:00 AM »
That's actually kind of what my display case for vintage is, in design, but not the cardback background of course.  Mine's just stained wood.

My gripe with that is you can't display the variations well then.  I'm kind of a stickler for primary variations getting displayed too.  It's great, a really neat idea, but wouldn't work for my collection display I guess.  :'(

I do like that the Rebo Band and blue Snags got slots in there though.
The major variants are in there...  Vinyl Jawa, pin head Han, brown snake Yoda, multiple R2's...

This is pretty awesome.

I I think they deserve to be criticized about that.  This is where I think some market research would have helped.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: April 23, 2012, 09:16 AM »
Saw Cabin in the Woods today....I've been hooked on horror flicks since I was a boy.  This movie was no different until almost the end.  Nice twist!   >:D
All Whedonites must see this film!  His style is all over it!  Spoilers:
I literally LOL'd at the unicorn scene.  Absolute genius!

I almost feel like Hasbro had way higher expectations for TPM3d than either Fox or Lucasfilm did.  They seem pleased with the take, but it seems like Hasbro overestimated what this was all about. 

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