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The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: September 12, 2012, 01:54 PM »
Last week I grabbed a B-Wing from K-Mart for $8 (!!) and then found a B-Wing pilot on the pegs at the WalMart near me (not sure where this came from) and grabbed it for $4, both items to go into my son's tobybox for the future.  A full B-Wing setup for $12?  Sweet!

The Bullpen / Re: The Amazing Spider-Man: The Toys
« on: September 10, 2012, 12:52 PM »
Hasbro isn't just clueless with it's "realistic" collection offerings.  I have been buying my son the Marvel Superhero Adventures packs.  They have a really nice array of Spidey villains, but it seems like they all come with one villain, one Spidey, and all the Spideys are the same!  I don't need an army of them!  At least offer Spidey in some sort of alternative outfit or something.

The Bullpen / Re: Thor: The Toys!
« on: August 29, 2012, 10:05 AM »
Because you live in the upper midwest, and you have to compete with all of those Norwegians and Swedes for Thor figures!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: August 21, 2012, 04:12 PM »
I finished reading through to issue 100 of the comics, and I liked it a lot.  Certainly many "Holy s#it!" moments in it.  I can't wait to see the TV version of The Governor.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« on: July 27, 2012, 08:44 AM »
I have never seen this before!  What is it from?

Droid Factory 2013 / Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 1
« on: July 17, 2012, 08:46 AM »

TIE Pilot I find odd though.  Neat pistol though too.


That was the first thing I noticed.  Very cool.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Big Items of the Future!
« on: July 17, 2012, 08:36 AM »
I'd say it will be released.  It won't be regarded as the tentpole that they hoped TPM was, but Hasbro was coy enough about it to make me think that LFL will be announcing AotC3D at C6.

This is definitely awesome.  There is an opportunity for Hasbro, or even customizers, to make a clear stand for the bike while it is "parked", a couple feet from the ground.

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
« on: July 13, 2012, 08:48 AM »
Maybe it's a SW/Joe cross-over.  All the Royal Guards are Freds underneath?  ???
Jango was a Fred?!?!? ;-P

Droid Factory 2013 / Re: Droid Factory returns for 2013!
« on: July 13, 2012, 08:43 AM »
I sort of agree CHEWIE...  I'd not turn it down anyway, espeically (again) with "wire" plugs for the limbs...  Could be neat.

But my bigger issue is 3PO is definitely "chromed" and so the dull sheen of the plastic used for the BAD figures would be a little downer.  I like a chromey shiney 3PO even if they dirty him up with a dirty paintjob.  I like seeing that shine underneath because that's how he is.

Now, do they have it in their power to make a more articulated 3PO?  I think so.  Even BAD style.  I don't think they would though and he'd wind up as just a dull coated one using the current mold...  I'm kind of ok with the removable panels one from the first vintage wave then...  But I'd probably be happy to get a 3PO using the existing mold too.  Not knowing what it's replacing and all.  It's a very sharp sculpt for sure.
The CW C-3PO was really well done, they packed a ton of articulation onto that little frame.  I am sure they could scale that up a bit for a realistic version.  Of course, vac-metalizing that many joints could be an issue...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: July 12, 2012, 09:20 AM »
I know this will be blasphemy to many, but I grew up reading both DC and Marvel, and I just don't think the DC "universe" is as... cohesive as the Marvel 'verse.

I think a film with Batman AND Superman would be strange...  I never really bought into the team-ups in DC comics as I did with the Marvel books.  I am admittedly more of a Marvel fan, but I do love Bats and Supes, but I think the second tier of the DC characters are a HUGE drop-off compared to Marvel's next tier.  I love the Nolan films and I even liked Superman Returns... 

But people clamoring for a Flash film?  Meh.  Would you go see a Quicksilver film?  Green Arrow?  Now looks like a second rate Hawkeye.  They couldn't get Green Lantern right, and he has far more interesting powers than Flash does.  Lantern is the only one after DC's big 3 of Bats Supes and WW that could have been capable of mainstream success.

I definitely think that Warner needs to offer Kevin Feige the keys to the studio when his Disney/Marvel contract nears its end.  The current creative powers at Marvel are miles ahead of DC.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Home Improvement Projects
« on: July 11, 2012, 11:08 AM »
Great Job on Mac's room!!  Love the ceiling and it silhouettes.  Justin has Chris' childhood X-wing and TIE-Fighter hanging from his ceiling too!
Just reviewing this tread, and I have to echo Tracy here.  The ceilings came out really nice!  Great work!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Home Improvement Projects
« on: July 11, 2012, 10:50 AM »
I am also planning a small, simple detached deck for my girlfriend's back yard.  This will be a simple 8'x10' rectangle.  We want it to have the ability to be moved.

I consider myself pretty handy, but I would never tackle an in-ground pool!  I helped my friend's parents put up their above ground many years ago and that was a ton of work.  Can't imagine how complicated an in-ground pool is!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: July 3, 2012, 02:40 PM »
That is a bit of an exaggeration though.    You had one film about the Cosmic Cube, and one film with Loki BEFORE The Avengers, which is designed as a cross-over vehicle.  All of the films stand on their own pretty well.  You did not need to see Iron Man or Thor to enjoy Captain America.  I think we've seen the last of the Cosmic Cube, and possibly Loki, unless he appears in Thor's sequel.  You can't say that The Avengers and the films leading up to it were about Thanos; he appeared for a few seconds.    I'll bet the next round of films does what this round did; introduces the antagonist (Thanos) and Macguffin that will appear in the crossover film. 

I'll be honest that I have my doubts that they can pull it off as effectively again.

I'll be we do see hints of the Pym/Ultron/Wonderman storyline.  I would be VERY surprised to see Tony battle the bottle.

I think the movies distill the comic-reading experience and blend it with mass-market sensibilities.   If you want a video version of the comics, then watch the animated Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, it is really good.

I want filmmakers to adapt the rich history of Marvel for film; I don't want them to follow it with some insane level of detail.  I am not one of the people that cared that Spidey had organic webshooters in the Raimi films.  They retained enough of the essence of the character to satisfy me.  The only thing this change meant for Spidey was that Raimi never had to show him changing cartridges or explain how it works.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything Rebelscum
« on: July 1, 2012, 12:27 PM »
Wouldn't it be similar to when a credit card stuffs a new ToS into your statement?  They did their part in sending it.  Not defending the turd, but...

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