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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 2
« on: November 29, 2016, 01:17 PM »
FINALLY found this wave over the past three days. On Sunday and Monday I was lucky to find most of what I needed at Target stores while they were running the 15% on all in-store purchases promotion and then this morning after getting nothing since Farce Friday, my local WalMart finally got in Wave 2, the lame WalMart 3-pack and the exclusive 6" Scarif Trooper.

Glad to be "caught up" for now. I wonder if the Andor/Scarif 3.75" TBS figures are going to hit before Xmas...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Westworld (HBO)
« on: November 12, 2016, 12:42 AM »
Spoilers ahead, so watch out -

At this point, I'm 100% behind the fan theory that Logan = Young version of Ed Harris/Man in Black.  Not sure how it's going to play out, but there have been so many hints and signs leaning that way. 

Last weekend's episode was pretty good.  Still not sure whether I'm watching this show for anything more than the music and shoot-outs, though.  Still giving it a chance to build into something though...

Interesting, I've been thinking that William = Young Version of Man in Black and that we're actually seeing THREE different time periods all at once, they are:

  • William and Logan go to the park, Logan's family is going to invest in it, we're on a path to something pretty bad happening (The "Past")
  • Man in Black (older William) has been coming to the park ever since his brother-in-law took him and he's been going back because his brother-in-law died back in the past and at this point he's just about done everything there is to be done in the park so he wants to go deeper, perhaps because he himself is dying - maybe even that he's under the assumption that the maze can lead to his own consciousness being transferred into a host body. I also think that this is the timeline where Maeve is doing her thing (The "Present")
  • Delores has been through so many loops and so many different roles in the park that, perhaps thanks to Maeve, she herself is now on the path to enlightenment via the maze and the voice she hears is William/Man in Black who achieved his goal of a form of immortal life in this time period's past (The "Future")

I was always curious whether or not this show was a continuation of the original movie or if it was 100% it's own thing and I believe now that it is indeed 100% it's own thing, with the William/Logan story-line basically being a re-enactment of the first movie, perhaps even with the twist that it is right after the death of Ford's partner, Logan is part of the family that owns the Delos corporation and the event that is referred to happening "30 years ago" involves William and Logan during their jaunt in the park.

Of course this is all just speculation on my part, but I think that's why I like this show so much, the story is engaging and moving along at a pretty nice pace and there is no shortage of mystery to keep you guessing and theorizing what is actually happening.

Disney Parks Droid Factory / Re: 2016 Droid Factory R2-H16
« on: November 11, 2016, 02:16 PM »
Ordered mine as well. Looking forward to this one, love the toque...

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 7
« on: November 11, 2016, 02:13 PM »
Nice - glad they went three each of Cassian and Scarif Trooper in this case just like the original Jyn/Death Trooper case.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 6
« on: November 10, 2016, 05:58 PM »
word on social media is now the other two RO figures are shipping too...  Great, huh?  :-\

Any word on the case ratio for the case with Andor and the Scarif Trooper?

I've seen social media reports on the Black Series 6" Scariff Trooper starting to hit, but haven't heard anything yet about Black Series 3.75" version (or 3.75" Black Series Cassian) though....

Ok - so even though I just found the Jyn/Deathtrooper figures there's no reason to go crazy continuing to look and see if I can find the Cassian/Scarif Trooper figures - correct?

word on social media is now the other two RO figures are shipping too...  Great, huh?  :-\

Any word on the case ratio for the case with Andor and the Scarif Trooper?

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: October 29, 2016, 10:26 AM »
Decided to pull the trigger on the "new" Death Star set while the 2x VIP points is still in effect. Not even sure I'm going to build this one, or if I do, I'll take the original release apart first before building this one. Wonder if it would be worth trying to sell the original set minus the mini-figures.

Disney Parks Droid Factory / Re: 2016 Droid Factory R2-H16
« on: October 18, 2016, 02:26 PM »
Interesting and a tad bit surprising, hopefully these will still be hanging around at Xmas time so I can pick it up when I'm down there...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 18, 2016, 11:11 AM »
I predict you're going to be hugely disappointed.  Whoever died is going to be spoiled within seconds on social media.  No person who watches the show is going to want that information spoiled.  So I'd expect the premiere to get the show's highest ratings.

You are probably right. But that promo they've put up everywhere which shows Rick telling Neagan that he's going to kill him, is just about the stupidest thing I have ever seen.

Before Neagan bashed someone's head in he said that if anyone says or does anything, to rip out Carl's remaining eye and feed it to Rick. He then beat someone's head in with a baseball bat wrapped in barbwire. Now Rick is going to pick that moment to NOT stay quiet and tell Neagan that he's going to kill him?!?!?

If Neagan drags Rick into the trailer and proceeds to cut off Rick's right hand with the hatchet, I will turn off the show.

I can understand Rick can be shown to be upset and a little bit in shock, but to say something so incredibly stupid to a man who clearly has ALL of the control at that moment is bad writing and I would expect nothing less from the "brilliant" mind behind Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.  :-X

Conventions / Re: HASCON 2017
« on: October 18, 2016, 11:06 AM »
Everything they plan on bringing to the convention to promote their Star Wars brand products will arrive on September 11th.  ;D

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: October 8, 2016, 05:47 PM »
The only truly interesting thing they have going is that Alejandro somehow survived that bite.  I wonder if we'll find out it was something other than a zombie bite or if there's some real clue here to the origins of the virus.

Oh, are you going to be disappointed... don't read my post previous post if you don't want to find out...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: October 8, 2016, 11:17 AM »
They could've left the pharmacist's immunity a mystery, but had to explain outright that we wasn't, so to return to status quo on the zombie front.

This reveal really bothered me. At the end of the day, there has yet to be a virus on this planet that affects EVERYONE - even the worst of them - there is always a percentage of the population that is naturally resistant to it. This show could have introduced something truly unique to the Walking Dead mythos by saying definitively "yes, there are some people immune to the virus that turns you into a walker but it's like .1% of .1% of the total population".

That would have been interesting to me, because that would mean that there is a chance that at some point there *COULD* be a cure/resolution. Perhaps the people behind the show/comic don't want that and that's why they ended up making him a fraud, I dunno.

Some one IMDB said "We are actually watching a show about a group of villains".

If the show is indeed about a group of people who end up becoming a group of villains, then they're doing a really lousy job at being villains so far. Villains would have killed the family on the lighthouse island and tried to set up a compound there. Villains would have tried to take over the boat colony people after killing the leader so easily. Villains would have told the hotel workers to live with Travis beating to death those two ****-heads or be beaten to death themselves. Sorry, but that is a FTWD apologist trying to justify that this show is even worth watching.

I think this show is doing nothing but actually HURTING the popularity of the Walking Dead franchise and combined with the cop-out of not knowing who Neagan killed at the end of last season, I would not be surprised at all if the October 23rd premier of this next season of TWD has LOWER ratings than last season. I honestly hope it does because it will hopefully make the people who write the checks for this show take notice and realize that maybe it's time to pull back a little with multiple shows and stop with gimmicks like forced cliff-hangers.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Deluxe 2-Packs
« on: October 8, 2016, 09:33 AM »
Scored the Darth Maul/Seventh Sister and Baze Malbus/Stormtrooper sets yesterday. I haven't opened the Baze Malbus set yet, but the Maul/Seventh Sister one is pretty nice, would have preferred that they gave a bit more "bulk" to the Seventh Sister since we're probably never going to get her in plastic in any form ever again - she has very dainty legs and arms - she can barely hold her lightsaber and there are no peg holes in her feet so you can ensure that she will remain standing. Also she comes with that little probe thing she used in the show which is cool - but the "head" separates from its "legs" WAY TOO EASILY so that's definitely gonna be two pieces people lose.

The face shield fits snugly over her face, so that's good as does Maul's hood. That is one progression I think Hasbro is making strides in - hoods - between this hood piece for Maul and the hood that came with the kit-bash Kylo Ren - both work excellently and don't look over-bulky and because they are semi-rigid, they "lay" better on the figure than a cloth/soft-goods hood would.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 2
« on: October 4, 2016, 10:07 PM »
I know the cases were available to buy from EE on Force Friday - and they had the "Hot off the truck" designation - so clearly EE had some Wave 2 in-hand on Force Friday. It's odd that they currently show them as "sold out" which according to the EE dictionary means that they will not be getting any more of that wave - has me modestly concerned since there are so many figures in the 2nd wave that I'm looking forward to. I hope the now glut of wave 1 figures I'm seeing around isn't going to hold up getting wave 2 out onto the shelves...

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: October 2, 2016, 04:20 PM »
Stopped by the nearest Lego store to my house today - they still had good stock on the new Rogue One sets - so I grabbed all five plus the three new Build-a-Figure sets. Took advantage of the double VIP points in the process, basically, purchased $100 worth of stuff at a time to keep using my VIP rewards. I suppose I could have just made one big purchase and put the rewards towards the Ghostbusters Firehouse, but it mentally felt better to get the discounts near immediately. (I know, I'm weird like that).

Can't wait to start putting these together - think I'm gonna do the TIE Striker first...

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