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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.  ;)

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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.  ;)


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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.

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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.


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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.


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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:

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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)...

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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 LegoShop.com and Amazon.com - so I believe the exclusivity is to store-fronts only.



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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.

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

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.

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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...

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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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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: February 24, 2014, 02:08 AM »
I personally just want to see them do a good Fantastic Four movie - I really don't care if they make changes to race/gender. Start it off with Reed Richards and Victoria Doom being lovers/partners for all care. Have both the Storm siblings be African-American. Ultimately who cares. If the movie has a good plot and the actors do a good job, it should be an entertaining film.

If you want to get upset about this movie - get upset about the fact that this production may end up being complete garbage because it's a rush-job to help 20th Century Fox retain Fantastic Four rights.

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