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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« on: February 19, 2014, 11:59 PM »
The Broker by John Grisham/



In his final hours in the Oval Office, the outgoing President grants a controversial last-minute pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years hidden away in a federal prison. What no one knows is that the President issues the pardon only after receiving enormous pressure from the CIA. It seems Backman, in his power broker heyday, may have obtained secrets that compromise the world’s most sophisticated satellite surveillance system.

Backman is quietly smuggled out of the country in a military cargo plane, given a new name, a new identity, and a new home in Italy. Eventually, after he has settled into his new life, the CIA will leak his whereabouts to the Israelis, the Russians, the Chinese, and the Saudis. Then the CIA will do what it does best: sit back and watch. The question is not whether Backman will survive—there is no chance of that. The question the CIA needs answered is, who will kill him?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: February 19, 2014, 11:56 PM »
It feels like the Green Lantern.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends Figures
« on: February 14, 2014, 10:34 PM »
Kind of reminds me of Titan A.E. figures I use to see at KB Toys.


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« on: February 13, 2014, 12:00 AM »
Just looking for a quick burn here. Now reading, Omen (Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi book 2) by Christie Golden. 



The Jedi Order is in crisis. The late Jacen Solo’s shocking transformation into murderous Sith Lord Darth Caedus has cast a damning pall over those who wield the Force for good: Two Jedi Knights have succumbed to an inexplicable and dangerous psychosis, criminal charges have driven Luke Skywalker into self-imposed exile, and power-hungry Chief of State Natasi Daala is exploiting anti-Jedi sentiment to undermine the Order’s influence within the Galactic Alliance.

Forbidden to intervene in Jedi affairs, Luke is on a desperate mission to uncover the truth behind Jacen’s fall to the dark side–and to learn what’s turning peaceful Jedi into raving lunatics. But finding answers will mean venturing into the mind-bending space of the Kathol Rift and bargaining with an alien species as likely to destroy outsiders as deal with them. Still, there is no other choice and no time to lose, as the catastrophic events on Coruscant continue to escalate. Stricken by the same violent dementia that infected her brother, Valin, Jedi Knight Jysella Horn faces an equally grim fate after her capture by Natasi Daala’s police. And when Han and Leia Solo narrowly foil another deranged Jedi bent on deadly destruction, even acting Jedi Grand Master Kenth Hamner appears willing to bow to Daala’s iron will–at the expense of the Jedi Order.

But an even greater threat is looming. Millennia in the past, a Sith starship crashed on an unknown low-tech planet, leaving the survivors stranded. Over the generations, their numbers have grown, the ways of the dark side have been nurtured, and the time is fast approaching when this lost tribe of Sith will once more take to the stars to reclaim their legendary destiny as rulers of the galaxy. Only one thing stands in their way, a name whispered to them through the Force: Skywalker.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Disneyland!
« on: February 7, 2014, 09:18 AM »
Wow! That is quite a hall of stuff you picked up. I'm glad you had a great time there. What did you buy at Universal?

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: February 6, 2014, 09:18 AM »
Very nice! What parts make up Leia?

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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Clegg Holdfast still on the pegs
« on: February 5, 2014, 11:56 PM »
General Rieekan may have abandoned his peg but Clegg Holdfast is still there. Anyone need this guy?

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: General Rieekan watch at RiteAid
« on: February 5, 2014, 11:54 PM »
Forgot to write about this  but someone actually bought old General Rieekan for $13.99 at RiteAid. Seven years is a long time to warm a peg. Just ask Stinky Pete.

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Conventions / Re: San Diego Comic Con 2014
« on: February 4, 2014, 03:25 PM »
I've been thinking. Do I really need to attend Comic Con this year? I know if I don't go, it becomes impossible to get tickets again next year. My 7 year old really enjoys taking pictures with the cosplay people and he likes the Lego and Hasbro booths. We could care less about the presentations but the seller booths are kind of fun to poke thru. On the other hand, it crowed and parking is a nightmare. It's also impossible to get exclusives since Hasbro likes to give away tickets at 2 in the morning on preview night so there is no way to actually get anything.

What do you think? Maybe I should just stick with WonderCon?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« on: February 4, 2014, 03:11 PM »
Finishing up the Ender books with "Children of the Mind" by Orson Scott Card.



The planet Lusitania is home to three sentient species: the Pequeninos; a large colony of humans; and the Hive Queen, brought there by Ender. But once against the human race has grown fearful; the Starways Congress has gathered a fleet to destroy Lusitania.

Jane, the evolved computer intelligence, can save the three sentient races of Lusitania. She has learned how to move ships outside the universe, and then instantly back to a different world, abolishing the light-speed limit. But it takes all the processing power available to her, and the Starways Congress is shutting down the Net, world by world.

Soon Jane will not be able to move the ships. Ender's children must save her if they are to save themselves.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: January 30, 2014, 09:14 AM »
That's a fun game. My kids still love playing it.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: January 29, 2014, 09:56 AM »


Not sure if this animated gif works here.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: January 29, 2014, 09:36 AM »
TMNT revealed

Well the succeeded in sucking the cuteness out of them.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends Figures
« on: January 29, 2014, 09:31 AM »
He kind of reminds me of old Bob from the Black Hole.

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Conventions / Re: San Diego Comic Con 2014
« on: January 24, 2014, 02:36 PM »
Don't you love how these monkeys keep pushing off the date of pre-registration? It was suppose to be back between Nov 1st and Dec 31st, now its sometime in the next "few" months. I can just see them sending an email says, "Register NOW!!! with 10 minutes before their deadline. Most of them will go to some spam filter. I guess that is a way to cut the crowds.

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