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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Tiny Death Star app
« on: March 11, 2014, 06:29 PM »
I installed this app after seeing you guys talking about it on here.

It's a pretty fun little game. Kinda cute, full of lots of tongue-in-cheek-humor with the cut scenes and commands from the Emperor and Vader.

I've been playing for about a month now and I'm only at 66 levels - 10 of those are negative-number Imperial levels.

I've been following a pattern of:

1x Retail Level
1x Recreation Level
1x Food Level
1x Service Level
3x Residential Level

for each septet of levels - you get 15 bitiZens and need 12 of them to fully staff the businesses - so that means you have three "spaces" for floater/improved bitiZens to staff your business levels.

I'm pretty much spending my coins as I accumulate enough to buy the next level - which as of right now, means I get up to the 600K-700K range and then buy. Out of my levels right now, in the current septet I'm building, my food level and one of my residential levels are still being built.

In the beginning there was an Ugnaught VIP that you could get that would cut 1hr off the build time of any level, I would say since around having like 15 levels, I haven't gotten one of those VIPs since - do they only show up in the early stages of the game?

I was kinda shocked at the exponential growth in both the time it takes to build a level AND the cost to build a level, but I guess that's how these games work, otherwise, once you reached a critical mass of levels you'd have no problem adding the rest.

I'm at the point now where I can still get enough coins together so I always have 2 levels being worked on, so there's never any lull in new construction.

The one thing that I've found is an absolute must is to get three level 9, dream job employees at your businesses as quickly as possible - and it's always better to take a level 7 or 8, dream job employee at a business than it is to slot in a level 9 employee in the same business-type since the dream job employees produce 2x the limit of the item they order for. Getting the 2x of the item, even if it takes a little bit longer to get it, makes all the difference in the world of keeping that business open when I'm not playing the game.

I absolutely refuse to buy any of the in-game currency - finding Rebels, locating bitiZens, giving bitiZens their dream job and building new levels gets you the Imperial "Bux" fast enough as long as you don't spend them on completing item orders or levels faster. I'm currently saving up so I can get the final elevator - it's 499 bux to unlock and I'm at 319 bux right now - so I have a ways to go yet, but it is doable.

I'm sure if I play long enough to get to almost 100 levels like Scott has, I'll probably get sick of it, but for now, the curiosity-factor hasn't worn off yet so as boring as it is at times, I'm still engaged and want to keep playing.

Not bad for a free app....

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 11, 2014, 12:05 AM »
On TD, I literally did not even recognize the woman who played Sasha. She looked amazing, totally transformed.

Agreed. Both of the guests on TD this week looked really good.  ;)

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Six?
« on: March 9, 2014, 10:40 AM »
Mercifully, it's only 2 episodes but we do get to see more of Mother Talzin which makes any episode better in my opinion.

Out of all 13 episodes, I found those two the weakest - but comparing all 13 episodes to past seasons, I have to say these are the strongest collection of episodes we have ever gotten. Like Jayson says, the presence of Mother Talzin in that pair of Mace/Jar-jar episodes, made it interesting and engaging to watch.

It was bittersweet to get to watch these episodes. I wish they had been given the go-ahead to produce the Darth Maul episodes that were already scripted. I remember hearing there is a comic book or something coming that uses the scripts for those episodes, but it's just not the same IMHO.

One thing that I will call attention to, and I won't be specific in my details, is be sure to check the credits from the final episode. You may see a very interesting name lending his voice talents to the episode.  ;)

LEGO / Re: LEGO 2014
« on: March 8, 2014, 03:14 PM »
Nice! I wonder if it will be in stock for May the Fourth promo purchases.

Other Collectibles / Re: Angry Birds Star Wars - The Toys
« on: March 5, 2014, 12:35 AM »
I saw a new six-pack of Star Wars Angry Birds II Telepods today at Toys R Us - Han Solo in Carbonite Bird, Jabba Pig, Royal Guard Pig, Wicket the Ewok, Lando Bird, Tusken Raider Pig - the Tusken Raider Pig and Han Solo in Carbonite Bird are exclusive to the six-pack.

There was a "Series 2" designation on the package as well - not sure if there are more coming for Series 2 - but with these six, that means there's only two characters left form the "Carbonite Pack" - Kit Fisto Bird and Shocktrooper Pig.

LEGO / Re: LEGO 2014
« on: March 2, 2014, 05:40 PM »
I started collecting LEGO right at the time the other set was being retired.  That being said if this is going to be $350 then I can probably keep living without one unless I find a good deal on it.

My estimate would be somewhere between $200 and $250. It looks big, but not as big as the Death Star or Super Star Destroyer sets.

Middle Earth / Re: The Hobbit -LEGO
« on: March 2, 2014, 12:44 PM »
I didn't recall seeing them at Toy Fair, but were there any new sets shown/announced for the Hobbit or LOTR lines, or do we already know everything that is on the way this year?

The only thing I saw was a little poster that said "more sets coming" or something like that for The Hobbit.

Here is the pic from ToyArk's coverage:

Back in October-ish there were some rumored Lord of the Rings sets coming this year:

The Mirror of Galadriel Includes Frodo in a plain shirt and Galadriel. There is a small mirror and a statue. $12.99

Amon Hen Ambush Includes 2 Uruk Hai, Boromir, and what he believes is Merry. Small set of steps and the palantir tower. $25.99

The Defence of Osgiliath Includes 2 Orcs, a Gondor Knight, and maybe a Ranger. Small orc boat and ruins. $40.00

Witch King Showdown Includes the Witch King, Theoden, a Rider of Rohan (Eowyn), a white horse, and a Nazgul. Also includes a Fellbeast and small grassy area. $60.00

The Battle of Minas Tirith Includes Gandalf, 2 Gondor Knights, maybe 4 Orcs, a troll, and possibly Pippen. Set has 1 large gate at ground level, 2 smaller levels with a small house and the citadel. Also includes an orc catapult outside the city. $120.00

And I think a lot of folks expected to see them on display, but there was no presence of Lego: Lord of the Rings at Toy Fair. So maybe SDCC (if these rumors are even legit)...

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: March 2, 2014, 12:38 PM »
Defensive much? 

As much as we, the fans who take part in discussions on a Star Wars collecting website, are into Star Wars... NEWS FLASH!  Not the rest of the world is.

I can't help but think of what a complete and utter waste of time it is to give a flying **** what Lena Dunham of all people thinks about Star Wars.

If you think it was a waste of time, why did you give a flying **** and defend her?

I'm not the first person on this thread to express a strong dislike for her or her show.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: March 2, 2014, 10:07 AM »
Lena Dunham is too young to appreciate/understand Star Wars.  I'm not going to fault her for that.  It's just not her thing.

According to Wikipedia, Lena Dunham is 28 years old this May.

When Episode 1 came out, she was 13.

Whatever you want to say about the prequel trilogy, kids who were 5-15 when EP1 came out, SAW it.

This is nothing more than an actress/"writer" who thinks her s**t doesn't stink, acting like she is "above" Star Wars - nothing more, nothing less.

LEGO / Re: LEGO 2014
« on: March 2, 2014, 10:01 AM »
Looks like the REALLY BIG set this year will be the Sandcrawler:

As has been pointed out on the Lego collecting sites - the Set Number (75059) can be seen in the lower-right-hand-corner of the image.

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: March 2, 2014, 09:57 AM »
Picked up Anakin's Yellow Jedi Starfighter set yesterday while I was out running errands.

My local Target did finally put out the new 2014 sets yesterday. They didn't have anything I hadn't already seen, but there was a "wish list" type catalog dedicated to Lego in the aisle so I started thumbing through it.

Sure enough - on the page that was labeled as Target exclusives - there was the Droid Tri-Fighter set.

So for the 1st half of 2014, here are the brick-and-mortar retailer exclusives:

Toys R Us - Coruscant Police Gunship
WalMart - Republic Anti-Vehicle Canon
Target - Droid Tri-Fighter

Online you can get them at and - so I believe the exclusivity is to store-fronts only.

LEGO / Re: LEGO 2014
« on: February 28, 2014, 11:44 AM »
I bought them off Amazon as well. Like I mentioned in the Recent Acquisitions thread, the $23/each price-tag wasn't great, but it was still better than the $90 for a set of three that they are getting on eBay.

LEGO / Re: Lego 2013
« on: February 28, 2014, 11:43 AM »
Are these sets exclusives to the different retailers listed below (and

75013 - Umbaran UHC (Target)
75024 - HH-87 Skyhopper (WalMart)
75025 - Jedi Defender Class Cruiser (TRU)
I must have missed the memo and thought that these were going to be available through all retailers.  :P

Correct. The BARC Speeder w/Sidecar was also exclusive to WalMart in the US.

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: February 28, 2014, 11:42 AM »
How does Lego get away with this, but Rocket Fett or hard plastic guns from Hasbro are considered a chocking hazard?

I think it's due to size.

Those round clear blue/red studs that the new guns "fire" are very pill-like in that if a child were to swallow one, since it is round and features no sharp corners would cause no harm to the child.

Just a guess...

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: February 24, 2014, 11:06 AM »
Picked up the Coruscant Police Gunship this morning at Toys R Us using the 15% coupon they sent out this week.

Also picked up two of the large Minifigure display cases so I can put all my loose Star Wars mini-figs in SOMETHING that will make it easier to display them.

I also pulled the trigger on the Wave 4 Planet sets via Amazon today - while the order was from three different sellers, because they were all being fulfilled by Amazon, it was only $68 for the set of three - which sucks since they were only supposed to be $10 each, but it's still way under the $80-$90 price tag a set of three has been getting on eBay.

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