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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: May 6, 2014, 04:58 PM »
Word is that the SSD was quietly retired, so whatever is left out there is it.

UGH - great - now I want that one more - although I think the spot in the store where they used to have them was taken up by the Sandcrawler, so I don't know if they moved them into the back or actually sold through them. I'd find it hard to believe that they sold through them, but stranger things have happened I guess...

How did you get the TRU set? I thought that was just for kids?

I walked in, asked if I could build two of each ship - the table was completely void of kids and the girls working the table were sorting the parts into bags so that anyone who walked up could just be handed a bag of parts - they gave me two bags, I made sure no parts were missing and built the two X-Wings and the two TIEs - grabbed a spare set of instructions and walked out.  ;D

At lunch time today I went to the TRU near my work and picked up the Polybag set of Anakin's Green Jedi Starfighter from ROTS - it was the last one they had on the pegs. Built it while I was eating my lunch - great little mini set. Would have made for a nice Galaxy set with "Sith" Anakin and a Mustafar globe....  :-\

I think my next acquisition will be to try to get the Jek Microfighter from last year's SDCC.

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: May 5, 2014, 07:56 PM »
Nice haul there Pete   8)


I am a huge KOTOR fan and I really wanted to pick up an extra of the Darth Revan mini-figure - unfortunately, I am also incredibly impatient - so I already have all of the smaller sets - so my options were limited to the Death Star, Sandcrawler and the Super Star Destroyer. I have been saving up to make the purchases but all I was able to save up was enough for the Sandcrawler and one of the other two - so I went with the Death Star. While I do want to eventually get the Super Star Destroyer - I won't be heartbroken if I never get it.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Spider-Man Movie Series
« on: May 5, 2014, 12:46 PM »
I thought it was pretty good. Definitely a good set-up movie to the ASM3 and beyond.

I would much rather see Sony trying to "work things out" with Disney/Marvel so that Spidey/Peter could appear in Avengers movies and maybe conversely characters like Hulk/Thor/Iron Man/etc... could show up as cameos in Spider-man movies.

While I tend to enjoy the X-Men movies from 20th Century Fox - they have started to get to the point where their own movies contradict each other SO BADLY it's actually starting to get embarrassing - so I would actually prefer for Sony to distance themselves from the X-Men franchise.

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: May 5, 2014, 12:22 PM »
On Saturday, I drove to my nearest Lego Store in the mall and picked up both the Death Star and the Sandcrawler. Snagged two Revan mini-figs thanks to those purchases.

I also hit up the Toys R Us and was able to score the Free Build X-Wing and TIE Fighter mini-ships.

Started putting the Death Star together on Sunday - that has been fun build so far - probably will finish it up during the week and then start on the Sandcrawler over next weekend.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: April 30, 2014, 08:40 PM »
In addition to Frank Oz and Ian McDiarmid - I'm also hoping for Ewan McGregor to be announced at some point as well. Like Darby, I feel that one of the best things to come out of the PT was McGregor's portrayal of a young Obi-Wan Kenobi. I would have ZERO problem with him made up to look like "old" Obi-Wan and stepping in to portray the force ghost version of Luke's former mentor.

Doing so would be a great way to tie in all six movies.

I shudder at the possibility of Hayden Christensen showing up though - might as well have a cardboard cut out of him and then have Matt Lanter read the lines - the result would be a million times better.

The Bullpen / Re: Captain America: Winter Soldier: The Toys!
« on: April 16, 2014, 01:32 PM »
Picked up CA:TWS versions of The Falcon and WWII Cap to finish off the CA2 3.75" figure line for my collection.

The Falcon figure could have really benefited from having ankle joints to allow him to point his toes while "in flight" - but otherwise a great representation of him from the movie.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: April 14, 2014, 12:31 PM »
Disagree.  He wasn't a 'scared little boy' - he was a complete and utter sociopath.  Rotten and evil to his core, even if he sometimes was unsure of himself, he had no regard for any person on that show - NO ONE.  Talking about cutting Ned Stark's head off with his daughter sitting 5 feet away... tormenting his uncle, killing at will...

I didn't see a single redeeming thing about him, and he was designed that way.

I completely agree with Rob - a scared little boy doesn't take his new crossbow, tie up the prostitute who has been sent to sleep with him and then shoot her full of crossbow bolts.

Now if the scene had been him all nervous about sexuality and exploding in his pants too early, then sure - scared little boy.

Continuing to fire crossbow bolts into a tied-up, naked, defenseless woman whose life you feel holds no value = sociopath.

If you want to be shocked at something, Cersei crying over her sociopathic son's body was interesting - how could she possibly feel anything for that brat at this point? Goes to show that a mother will pretty much forgive her children for doing anything...

Middle Earth / Re: LOTR LEGO
« on: April 13, 2014, 12:58 PM »
Picked up the Tower of Orthanc on Friday to bring my Lego LOTR collection one more step closer to being "complete".

Got it with double VIP points so I'll have a good amount of rewards bucks to put towards the Sandcrawler next month.

LEGO / Re: Back to the Future
« on: April 12, 2014, 11:57 PM »
Was at the Lego Store on Friday after leaving work and I had yet to pick up this set - so since they had the double VIP points promo in effect, I went ahead and grabbed it.

Definitely a fun set to have. Kinda wish the windshield and doors had been done a bit better, but otherwise it's great.

LEGO / Re: LEGO 2014
« on: April 12, 2014, 11:53 PM »
Was at the Lego store on Friday on my way home from work - saw that they had the Droid Tri-Fighter in stock so I went ahead and picked it up so I could score the double VIP points.

With the exception of the polybag minifigs and miniships - I'm all caught up now with the 2014 Star Wars sets that have been released. Next purchase will be the Sandcrawler on May 4th!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: April 10, 2014, 01:40 PM »
Forgot to mention: one of my favorite things was the rogues' gallery they cast as the "World Council":

Evil Widmore from LOST
The Indian dude from the subway station in The Matrix
The hot chick from American Werewolf in London

Well played!

Actually Jenny Agutter was a member of the World Security Council in Avengers as well - so it was nice to see that level of continuity.

What I was wondering is whether or not the "in shadows" council member played by Powers Boothe in Avengers - was that supposed to be the character that eventually became Alexander Pierce (Robert Redford) in CA2? Or a totally different character? And if a different character, he seemed to be the head of the council in Avengers, why was he replaced?

The other two guys could easily be re-casts of the similar council members from Avengers (just look at the cast lists in IMDB and you'll see what I mean).

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: April 10, 2014, 01:03 PM »
Why else have a Red Skull figure in the CA2 toy line?

I think his presence is to actually just deliver a more accurate representation of Red Skull from the first film. While the first film's toy line figure is nice - it doesn't match how Red Skull was dressed at the climax of the film. The new figure fills that void nicely.

Coulson's memory wipe thing makes more sense now since I think he was a Hydra agent too.

I don't think so - at least I would like to believe that he wasn't a Hydra agent. What's making you think that he is a Hydra agent, the fact that Hand thought he was?

And I was incredibly surprised at some of the agents who turned.  Sitwell?  REALLY?!?!  I thought that guy was great.  Especially after his appearance in a couple of the Marvel shorts that were on the DVD extras.

I'm guessing you haven't seen CA2 yet. (or at least you hadn't seen it at the time you saw this week's episode of AoS)

The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Tiny Death Star app
« on: April 6, 2014, 04:18 PM »
As it stands now I've probably blown about 600 bux on salvage droids and I still have yet to obtain the Chiss Hospital and Endor Adventure levels (nor Wookie Arms as well). I have acquired all of the Chiss and Endor bitizens and I'm down to just needing Tarfful in the Wookie group.

I still have continued to avoid spending any bux on the shipwreck salvage location.

The most frustrating result from salvage is when they give you 10 bux back saying you already got that reward. Since I've gotten duplicate Imperial production rewards, that must mean that the mechanism wanted to unlock a bitizen or level I already have. If the randomizer has determined "give the player a rare item" I don't understand why it just doesn't pull an item off the available list from that salvage zone - seems like I could go through 100s more bux and still not get rewarded with the three levels I have left to get.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: April 4, 2014, 12:38 PM »
Saw Cap 2 last night. Far and away the best Marvel/Avengers movie. Tied, if not slightly ahead of TDK for my favorite comic movie. The action is practically nonstop, the fighting (choreography/style) is so well done it will be tough to improve upon. And if you like military firepower (weapons/explosions/tactics) this is as good as any spy thriller/espionage out there. The 3D was well utilized and didn't feel forced - I'll see it a couple more times in theaters for sure.

The post credit scenes were great, too.

I didn't see it in 3D - but I agree with everything that Jayson said - definitely the best Marvel/Avengers movie they've done. The way they handled Falcon was fantastic - I'm definitely looking forward to seeing more of him in future Marvel movies.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: April 1, 2014, 06:01 PM »
Agreed - VERY interesting...

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