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Middle Earth / Re: The Hobbit -LEGO
« on: November 6, 2014, 08:17 PM »
While the double VIP points were still in effect I grabbed the final two Hobbit sets I needed - finally got a chance to put together Smaug last night - they did a great job on him - gonna finish the lonely Mountain Set tonight. The Battle of the Five Armies (which is Army-less mini-figure wise) was even more of a let-down than I was expecting...

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: November 6, 2014, 12:34 PM »
Finished up what I needed from the 2014 sets using points and getting double-points:

Star Destroyer
Trade Federation MTT

Would have been cool if the Slave I was out, but oh well... no new Star Wars lego until 2015 for me now...

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: October 17, 2014, 03:18 PM »
Picked up the Phantom and an opener of the AT-DP - just need to grab an opener for the Inquisitor's TIE and the Phantom now and I'll be done with this first round of vehicles...

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« on: October 17, 2014, 03:17 PM »
My local TRU put out a case of this wave this morning - all I needed was Doallyn - so I picked him up - left the Ree Yees behind...

Middle Earth / Re: The Hobbit -LEGO
« on: October 16, 2014, 10:57 PM »
Man I wish there was a cheaper way to get Smaug.  Those sets just aren't appealing really. The five armies kinda sucks to be honest.

Agreed - I grabbed the new Lake Town set and the Witch King Battle set - and the only thing cool out of all of these sets IMHO was the Witch King and Galadriel (sp?) mini-figures.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: NYCC 2014
« on: October 9, 2014, 01:13 AM »
I would be okay with this "re-release" of 3PO if they have perfected being able to take him COMPLETELY apart like when he's blasted apart on Bespin. You can get close with TVC figure, but there were limitations.

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: October 9, 2014, 01:11 AM »
When I stopped at a Toys R Us today (looking for the Rebels 3-pack) I struck up a conversation with the employee who rang me up and it turns out he had already set up the bags of parts for this weekend's mini-Ghost build, so he gave me a bag and instruction sheet.

Not an amazing design, but still a neat little attempt to do the Ghost at this micro-mini scale. Also glad I don't have to go during the build hours and jockey for the parts among throngs of screaming kids...

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: October 8, 2014, 06:13 PM »
Picked up two of the Toys R Us Rebels 3-packs today - took advantage of the Buy-one-get-one-50%-off deal they have running right now.

Got my two Snowspeeder Pilot Wedge figures from Amazon already. They arrived in "OK" condition - hopefully, I'll be able to find one in better shape at Target, TRU or WalMart at some point...

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« on: September 25, 2014, 02:09 PM »
what the heck - I just got an e-mail notification from Entertainment Earth that they cancelled my order for TBS Wedge from this wave...

guess I'll have to roll the dice on Amazon...

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars: Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« on: September 25, 2014, 01:17 PM »
Picked up the Sith Inquisitor's Prototype TIE and the AT-DP at the TRU near my work yesterday. They had the Phantom too - but I left it since I mostly wanted to take advantage of the BOGO40%Off sale that TRU is running right now. I also used a $5 coupon I had which brought the cost for the two vehicles down to $34 (including tax).

Haven't had a chance to open them yet, I'm sure once I get my hands on the AT-DP driver or Inquisitor figures, I'll get more excited about these vehicles....

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: U2
« on: September 23, 2014, 01:29 AM »
It's really the worst collection of songs they've ever released? Not trying to start anything but as a longtime fan myself, I find that hard to believe. Everyone has their own tastes, but there's a couple songs on here, Iris for one, that are as good as it gets.

Fair enough - I will grab Iris off my cloud storage and give it another chance.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: U2
« on: September 22, 2014, 08:59 AM »
What if it was something truly offensive?  Propaganda or something?  I think that's the source of the outrage.  If iTunes can push one album onto your iPhone without your permission, they can push ANY album onto your iPhone without your permission.

As a long time fan of U2, believe me when I say this WAS something truly offensive - the album is the worst collection of songs they have ever released. After listening to the album all the way through twice, I prompty deleted the songs from my iPhone.

You know what they say about "you get what you pay for"? Well clearly there's a reason why this album is being given out for free.

Middle Earth / Re: LOTR LEGO
« on: September 9, 2014, 07:34 PM »
They did this last year iirc where Hobbit's the focus, then LOTR will be back, and so on and so forth.

I will be incredibly surprised if that ends up being the case - like iFett said - I believe Lego LOTR is pretty much done. It's not being carried at either WalMart or Target and the stuff doesn't move at Toys R Us...

Collect All 92! / Re: Rancor Keeper
« on: August 27, 2014, 08:41 PM »
The fact he's been done twice is definitely a head-scratcher.

My guess would be that he was originally intended to be part of the new Rancor release and he got cut from that set due to costs - and there was no way the Luke figure was going to get cut.

So instead of throwing away the sculpt, they put him in the Build-a-Droid line with the hopes that him having a droid part would help him sell with the folks looking to complete the droid.

The newer version IS a great looking figure though...

Would definitely love to see them put that kind of effort into a new Yak Face.

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