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The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Scale Millennium Falcon
« on: October 29, 2015, 03:48 AM »
Spotted this at TRU tonight, two of them to be exact. No price tag on the shelf, and I didn't check, but they had the spider wrap, which I've can't recall seeing at TRU. Might be bad news for people trying to get this MOC.

I had that problem with the Vintage repackaging of the BMF. Thankfully, I'm in my "regular" TRU enough that if I ask them if they wouldn't mind holding one aside for me w/o putting the spider-web wrap around it, they're willing to help me out. So if you're looking for one of these and want it MIB, I'd recommend taking that route, especially if you have a pleasant "rapport" with the employees at your local store.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero / Comic Book TV Development
« on: October 27, 2015, 01:39 PM »
Watched Supergirl off the DVR last night. Unless my wife and I both spaced on when we started, the hour long program took us 36 minutes to get through and we didn't "skip" anything. 36 minutes of content in a 60 minute time slot. Seriously?

I'm going to keep giving the show a chance, but the extended 5-6 minute trailer essentially gave you 14-17% of the entire episode - so it was disappointing not getting much more than I already saw in that trailer.

To make matters worse, that extended trailer also took you through the entire plot of the pilot beat-for-beat. So where was the extra time taken up? Longer conversations between Cat and Kara, the conversation where she meets Jimmy was longer, a post-script scene revealing who the "evil mastermind" of the series is and Kara getting ditched during her blind-date. Other than that, for example the montage of her and her friend trying out superhero outfits and her first efforts at being a crime fighter that appeared in the extended trailer was lifted directly from the show itself with ZERO trimming - that more than anything else was the most disappointing, I genuinely was hoping to see more trial and error on Kara's part as she was "figuring things out".

Nice little nod to past Superman/Supergirl franchises with making her adoptive human parents Dean Cain (Lois & Clark) and Helen Slater (Supergirl movie) - would be nice to have them do something more than smile and nod like they did in the pilot episode - so I hope them being in the pilot wasn't just a one-and-done kind of thing...

Picked up one of these at the Toys R Us near my job this morning. Looks like they had plenty of them (at least six on the pegs) - nice figure - very happy to add it to my First Order display on my desk at work  ;D - now if I can just find the 6" Captain Phasma

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: The Force Awakens Trailers
« on: October 19, 2015, 10:37 PM »
Sounds like "Just let it in".  This trailer ******* rocks & yes I got a little misty. Also got my tickets for the 1st showing, I can't wait!  8)

Agreed - it sounds like "Just let it in" - the "it" being "The Force"...

The line before it is "The Force, it's calling to you"

The only problem I'm having is that it doesn't sound like it's the same female voice saying the two lines, maybe it's wishful thinking, but I think the "The Force, it's calling to you" is being said by Leia but the "Just let it in" does not sound like Leia/Carrie Fisher at all...

The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: October 16, 2015, 03:25 PM »
Picked up the remaining 2-packs I needed today when my TRU restocked. I also scored a complete set of the Sarco Plank/Asty/First Order Snowtrooper wave.

The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: October 14, 2015, 02:19 AM »
Scored the Toys R Us exclusive version of the First Order TIE Fighter today - looks like they got a case of them in - there was a total of four on the shelf - grabbed two of them - one to open and one to keep MIB. Not much different from the regular release, just the "sand/dust" paint app and then the TIE Pilot has the Elite Squadron vertical red stripes on his helmet. Kinda glad I picked up those two extra First Order TIE Pilots the other day so I could seat them in the cockpit and then display the TIE with the pack-in figure standing next to the TIE. While still 5POA figures, the First Order TIE Pilots with removeable helmets are superior figures over the single carded versions.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 10, 2015, 08:14 PM »
Pete, that is awesome! Did you have to watch and phone in the secret code words during an episode?

I'm ready for tomorrow night!

Yep, they had it for the first 4 Fear the Walkng Dead episodes - I did it for both my wife and myself each week. Got an email last Monday letting me know I had won tickets for me and a guest to attend.

The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: October 10, 2015, 07:25 PM »
Now that we're done with the Wave 1 Desert/Snow wave, we are getting massive quantities of the Jungle/Space wave 1 assortment. I did use this as an opportunity to pick up another pair of First Order TIE Pilots to man the TRU exclusive TIE. Also grabbed another Captain Phasma since her upcoming armor-up figure comes with two sets of armor, I'll use this spare figure to display that extra armor.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 10, 2015, 01:09 PM »
I won tickets to attend the Walking Dead Season 6 Fan Premiere last night at Madison Square Garden in NYC.

I was a really fun time, they had props and costumes on display, actors dressed as zombies making their way through the crowd and in addition to getting to see the first episode of season 6, two nights early, the entire cast was there for a Q&A session after the episode aired. They even brought back actors who had been in previous season and are now dead like (and I'm gonna use character names cause I'm not so good with the actors' names) Herschel, Beth, T-Dog, Merle, Tyrese and Shane.

The panel started off with Rick and his entire crew and then they brought out Morgan and four other actors from the Alexandria group. So it was a really large gathering of the cast from the show.

The episode itself was great, I don't want to spoil anything, so I won't say more than that - but definitely get ready to wash the bad taste out of your mouth that is Fear The Walking Dead this Sunday!!!

The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: October 6, 2015, 12:43 PM »
At two WalMarts locally I found two cases each of Desert/Snow Assortment Wave 1!!!!

(apparently, time displacement has put my local WalMarts back to Sep 4th)  >:(

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: October 4, 2015, 09:45 PM »
Doom everyone so you can rescue a drug addict and a woman with sepsis - great plan retards.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: October 2, 2015, 02:33 PM »
I kinda hope it doesn't come back at all.


I went from being so hopeful about this series to not even wanting to watch it.

Essentially the exact opposite of the main show - I was hesitant to watch it cause I didn't think a Zombie movie as a TV show would be any good and by the time that 6 episode series ended, season 2 couldn't come fast enough.

Got my wave 1 order in the mail on Friday. The stickers on the back of the box peeled off well - there was just a small bit of adhesive on the corner where I started to pull the sticker off. I did try using a paper towel that I had sprayed some goof off onto and gently rubbed that spot on one of the three figures and I noticed that the paper towel had started to "turn" black - clearly I was rubbing some aspect of the packaging's coloring off by trying to remove the adhesive residue with goof off, so I stopped. Didn't seem to "ruin" the packaging, but I wasn't going to risk it.

The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: September 27, 2015, 12:01 AM »
Got a $10 Kohls rewards certificate in the mail, so I went into my local store to see if there was anything worth getting - found both the First Order Snowtrooper and Resistance Pilot Asty - they were on "sale" for $10.79 - but thanks to the coupon, they ended up being $5.79 each which is a bit more reasonable.

They did also have Ezra and Kanan, but I passed on them - they'll be peg warming everywhere as soon as Wave 2 hits, so I'm not inclined to pay Kohls prices for those two...

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 3?
« on: September 24, 2015, 12:18 AM »
I am growing concerned about the availability of this line. There are five Walmarts between where I live and I work and I have yet to even catch one of the wave 1 figures in a store. I have a set coming via the website, but I'm not looking forward to the goo-gone surgery I'm going to have to perform on them.  >:(

I hope the follow-up waves are easier to find...

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