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Thank you for posting that Twitter feed Brent - it made my lunch-time reading fun!

LEGO / Re: Lego 2013
« on: June 2, 2013, 09:08 AM »
Once again Lego shows itself to be the superiour licensee.

Agreed. I just watched the video and the set looks fantastic!

TV-9D9 / Re: LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles
« on: May 31, 2013, 07:14 PM »
Shoot - I totally forgot this was going to be on. Does anyone know if they're going to re-air it or was it a one-and-done kind of thing?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: May 31, 2013, 07:10 PM »
Maybe the Enterprise was going to catalog gaseous anomalies someplace else. Maybe it is new standard equipment?

Yes, and this is the answer that most fans give to justify the mistake. The fact is, it's still a plot hole - and A LOT bigger of one than complaining that they couldn't use transporters or remove cryo-tubes from torpedoes or whatever.

One created by the fact that in the original version of the ST6 script it was the Enterprise that was cataloging gaseous anomalies in Beta Quadrant AND got hit by the energy wave from Praxis AND offered to help, which is why the Enterprise was then sent to meet Gorkon, etc.., etc..., etc...

They only re-wrote the script to include the Excelsior stuff when George Takei REFUSED to return as Sulu, demanding that he be given command of his own ship. Since they didn't want any of the original cast NOT in their final big screen adventure, they gave Takei what he wanted.

They also wanted Kirstie Alley to reprise her role as Saavik in the movie and have Saavik play the same function as what the Valeris character did.

I'm gonna risk that these are plentiful in stores. The case ratios just suck too much to justify buying a case online.

If it turns out that I regret that decision, then maybe it will be time to call it quits...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: May 31, 2013, 12:59 PM »
I agree. Trek should be a higher form of science fiction. However the only one that came close to this is Undiscovered Country but even that was still a popcorn shooter.

It's interesting that you mention Undiscovered Country in this discussion. While I generally like that movie a lot. It unfortunately suffers from a pretty serious plot hole...

In the beginning of the film, it is the Excelsior that is cataloging gaseous anomalies in Beta Quadrant, and they are the ship that encounters the energy wave from the explosion on the Klingon moon of Praxis which kicks off the story/events of the movie.

Then during the final, climactic space battle with General Chang, Uhura, aboard the Enterprise, suggests that they use the equipment they have on board from cataloging gaseous anomalies to track the exhaust of the cloaked Bird of Prey.

Ummm, what?

As far as I'm concerned, that is a far worse plot hole than ANY of the ones that have been discussed here regarding Star Trek: Into Darkness.

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: May 27, 2013, 08:13 PM »
Finishing up what I needed/wanted from 2012...

Gungan Sub (9499)
Polybag STAP w/BattleDroid (30058)
Polybag MTT (30059)
Polybag Shirtless Darth Maul (5000062)
Polybag TC-14 (5000063)

and from 2011...
Polybag AAT (30052)
Polybag Vulture Droid (30055)

and from 2010...
Cad Bane's Speeder (8128)

Now that I'm all caught up with the 2012 sets (I'm not even going to attempt to get those event exclusive sets), I have to decide how much of 2011 and earlier I want to grab or if I just want to move forward from here.

There are a few sets that can still be had for somewhat reasonable prices online from the big box stores - like the 2011 Naboo Fighter and the 2010 ARC-170 are both available from still.

I would love to have the $$$ to get both the Super Star Destroyer and the Death Star sets, but those are both $400 each. So those will have to just be a pipe dream for the moment.

Finishing up what I don't have from 2011 *should* be fairly doable - with the exception of the Super Star Destroyer, all I need is:
7868 - Mace Windu's Jedi Starfighter
7877 - Naboo Starfighter
7913 - Clone Trooper Battle Pack
7929 - Battle of Naboo
7958 - Advent Calendar (Still in-stock at Entertainment Earth)
7962 - Anakin & Sebulba's Pod Racers (can pick this up off
20019 - Polybag Slave I
20021 - Polybag Bounty Hunter Assault Gunship
30051 - Polybag X-Wing
30054 - Polybag AT-ST

For those last two, I really need to take a good look at pics of them and compare them to the X-Wing and AT-ST planet sets. If the build models are identical, I can skip getting both the polybag versions.

And then from 2010 - there's really only one set I'm really looking to get - and that's the TIE Defender - such a cool design that I'll never get from Hasbro, so I might as well get it from Lego.

I think I'll take the approach I did with the last few eBay auctions I've won, eventually, I'll be able to get these sets for less than their original retail price - it's what happened with the Grievous Starfighter, Cad Bane's Speeder and Imperial V-Wing. But with the 3.75" Black Series hitting soon, and the fact that I still need to get an opener of the Vintage Endor AT-AT, I should probably slow down with the Lego for a bit now...


LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: May 21, 2013, 06:43 PM »
I need to nab that if I'm ever at a TRU for some reason again.  I was thinking those may have been hard to get so I didn't bother when they first hit but now I need to get off the pot.

Out of all of the mini-ships I have (both polybag and planet sets) it is the weakest of them all - and I pretty much like the mini-scale stuff. I think what would have made this better was a beefier cockpit/fuselage section, but I'm sure they limit the pieces based on the price point.

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: May 21, 2013, 04:06 PM »
Picked up the poly-bag Madalorian Fighter on my way home from work last night at my local TRU.

Won some eBay auctions over the weekend - the Imperial V-Wing Fighter and General Grievous' Starfighter - should have 'em tomorrow according to the tracking info...

Would it have killed them to put the exploding Battledroid (both colors) in these two sets? What about the 2013 MH Jango Fett instead of this one?

The only difference between those and these in the 2-packs is the exploding feature - the articulation on the exploding ones was five points of articulation as well.

I would have been happy with them putting the light-up Sandtrooper all by himself in one of these cardbacks as well.

This is the biggest problem I have with this new limited articulation approach. It gives them justification to NOT carry forward a figure from the past that may have been difficult/near-impossible to get.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: May 21, 2013, 01:20 PM »
Otherwise my wife has hgtv/DIY/food on a constant loop.

Wish Cable would set up a package with just those five networks.

*sigh* Tell me about it....

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Six?
« on: May 19, 2013, 11:37 PM »
I dunno...looks pretty cool to me. Maybe he needs to go scout properties on Dagobah.  ;)

Still looking forward to seeing these arcs. Except the Clovis one.

My problem is that it makes the Jedi and ESPECIALLY Yoda look incompetent. So it's before the events of EP3 and Yoda already feels like there is a "prison-like" aspect to being in the Jedi Temple? And yet they're surprised when the Clones turn on them? Really?


TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Six?
« on: May 18, 2013, 11:53 PM »
This is why The Clone Wars was cancelled. Someone at Disney, who is in charge, clearly sees clips like this for what it is...


The Bullpen / Re: Iron Man 2 Toys
« on: May 14, 2013, 04:19 PM »
In my case, they had both lines.

Nice - thanks! Going to have to check a couple Five Below stores on the way home tonight! :D

The Bullpen / Re: Iron Man 2 Toys
« on: May 14, 2013, 04:12 PM »
I just saw a bunch of stuff at 5 Below that I'd never seen also.  A couple of the armors were kind of cool...never knew they existed.


Were they the Iron Man 2 line or the follow up "Armored Avenger" line that featured the Concept Hammer Drone? That's the one figure I wish I could still get since it closely resembles the armor Whiplash wears at the end of the movie.

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