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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: June 16, 2014, 10:32 AM »
Plus they kill Tom Cruise over and over again. What's not to like?

Hahaha +1!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: June 14, 2014, 02:21 AM »
I saw Edge of Tomorrow this evening with my wife. Not a "amazing" movie - but still a fun sci-fi popcorn flick.

While it is definitely like the Sci-fi/Starship Troppers version of Groundhog Day - the concept behind WHY he keeps repeating the same day is pretty cool - definitely helped me enjoy it a bit more than I thought I would going in.


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Wave 5 Up for Pre-Order at EE

2x Darth Vader (Episode III)
2x Luke Skywalker (Jedi Training on Dagobah)
2x Yoda (Jedi Training on Dagobah)
2x Wedge Antilles (Hoth Pilot)
1x Snowtrooper Commander
1x Toryn Farr
1x Ree-Yees
1x Jabba's Skiff Guard Sgt. Doallyn

I have a Wave 4 case on order with EE and I ordered extra openers of Luke, Yoda, the Snowtrooper Commander and Toryn Farr via Amazon. I think I'll just pre-order a case of this wave from EE and cancel my Amazon order and then keep my fingers crossed I'm able to score openers of Ree-Yees and Doallyn somewhere...Maybe they'll be carry-forwards into the first wave of TIE Pilot packaged Black Series figures?

Horrible ratio of figures in that Wave 5 case... IF waves 4 and 5 hit stores, we will be swimming in Dagobah Luke figures by the end of this summer.

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Middle Earth / Re: The Hobbit -LEGO
« on: June 12, 2014, 12:38 PM »
This past weekend (June 7-8), GameStop had a Lego-related event - which from the flyer, seemed to mostly center around having the Lego games on sale and then giving away some polybag mini figures - like for the Lego Movie - they had "Western" Emmett - and for Lego Hobbit they were giving away "Good Morning Bilbo Baggins"



I had already scored one off eBay, but on a lark I went into the Gamestop near where I work this afternoon and asked about the promotion. The guy behind the counter indicated that nobody came in for the Hobbit stuff and they freely gave me one of the Bilbo polybags - so now I have a spare.

If you have a Gamestop nearby, I recommend going in and asking if you're looking for this minifig.

If anyone is looking for this minifig and has either the Chrome Stormtrooper or White Boba Fett minifigs from a few years back that they'd be willing to trade for it, send me a PM.

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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: June 12, 2014, 12:31 PM »
My wife and parents teamed up and got me the Lego Super Star Destroyer for my birthday - it came back in stock for a brief period last week and they got it for me - so cross one more UCS/large SW set off my wish list... Can't wait to start putting it together, Vader's command ship was always one of my favorite designs from the OT.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The "Space" Issue
« on: June 12, 2014, 12:29 PM »
But with the announcement of the new Rebels line, I may be screwed. That's going to be another one where I will get everything MOC/MISB. If this goes a couple of years it will present some real challenges. Something will have to go.  :(

I'm in the same boat - I have seven display cabinets with a vast majority of my loose figures and vehicles on display.

One cabinet each for Episodes 1,2,3,5 & 6; a Clone Wars cabinet and a cabinet dedicated to "the Empire".

I then have four two shelf barrister cabinets. Two of those house all of the non-Empire related EP4 stuff, and two more which I had waiting on "stand by" for future stuff ended up being used for Clone Wars overflow.

So now I'm seriously wondering "where the heck am I gonna put all the Rebels stuff?"

It does have me appreciating the fact that the line isn't as huge as it once was.

My Star Wars, LOTR & Hobbit Legos are an entirely different problem altogether  :-X

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I've been seeing the 2nd wave of these hit pretty regularly at my local Toys R Us. Wave 2 is the Boba Fett's Slave I, Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter (Blue), Anakin's Jedi Starfighter (EU version of Obi-Wan's AOTC Red one in Yellow).

I picked up a set of three for my MIB collection. I'm gonna wait for coupons or rewards bucks or something to pick up my openers - if I get them at all.

When I first saw these, I guess in my mind the blue Jedi Starfighter looked more purple and they were doing Mace's ship in this smaller scale - I'm confused as to why Obi-Wan needed a 3rd ship in this line. If you're a kid and you have the 5POA Obi-Wan figure, how many vehicles does he need to fly around in? Same goes for Anakin really.

I can appreciate that Hasbro is trying to save money and re-use the molds they already paid for as shelf-filler - but why not give us new color schemes and release them as simply "Jedi Starfighter" and not give any ownership to the vehicle?

I would have much rather found the 3rd wave of Saga Legends figures (Jedi Luke, Snowtrooper, Clone Wars Obi-Wan & Darth Maul) - but I'm starting to think that those figures may never hit here in the US...

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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: New Star Wars Battlefront
« on: June 11, 2014, 08:37 AM »
Official Trailer on YouTube

Not much in terms of actual game footage but I assume we'll see more this time next year.

Thanks for posting this link - I hadn't seen this yet.

Is it safe to assume that the Endor Rebel jumping on the speeder bike at the end was game play footage? Cause if so, that looked great!

I really enjoyed the other console two entries in this series (and even the PSP entries for what they were) - so I am keeping my fingers crossed that this will be epic.

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I know it was posted on anotheR Site, but did anyone see this auction?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kenner-Star-Wars-1977-1984-action-Figure-80-lot-oiginal-vinatge-carded-set-Jedi-/251543742032?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item3a912ce650

Asking price is a bit high for my taste  ;D

Would be awesome to be able to pick up a complete set like that. The only way it could be better is if the figures were on their original card backs.

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Gotta laugh at the effort on that excuse.  I'm kinda getting a less sympathetic feeling for Ebays seller rules at the moment.

He'll 3rd graders are laughing at that effort.

Careful guys - JediJman is gonna come down on you for not believing the "dog ate my homework excuse" - it's exactly because of buyers like you guys who don't believe that dogs can eat homework that he left being an eBay seller.  ;)

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I copied the description out of the auction for you guys to read:

Quote
Exclusive 2013 San Diego Comic Con

LEGO Star Wars

JEK-14 Mini Stealth Starfighter

Limited to 1000

*Brand New Unopened*

One of the hottest LEGO items at 2013 San Diego Comic Con. Get yours today!

This wasn't a mistake - the seller knew what they had and knew that Lego sets that are advertised as used/opened do not command premium mark-up. (I did not add the asterisks they were in the description.)

If the box had come with the tape seals intact, I would have given the seller positive feedback and moved on. If the seals had been cut and the bag inside was a standard issue unopened Lego parts bag and all of the parts were in the bag, I would have still given the seller a positive feedback and moved on. Because it would be plausible that the seller opened the box to make sure everything was inside.

I am sorry you have had bad experiences as a seller Jman - but I am not the kind of buyer that drove you to your frustration with eBay. So let's just move on for the sake of this thread.


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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: May 31, 2014, 06:12 PM »
Count me in the group that is VERY glad there is nothing new to these sets.

I would much rather spend my money on something else than spending it on a set that has one new figure in it for $100+

I'm hoping the Cantina and Rancor sets are 100% re-releases as well.


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: May 30, 2014, 07:51 PM »
Brolin is Thanos.

He certainly has the chin for it.

Awesome!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: X-Men/Wolverine Movies
« on: May 30, 2014, 07:33 PM »
I saw X-Men:Days of Future Past last weekend and I thought it was really well done. As far as how I would rank it among the other X-Men franchise movies - I would definitely put it near the top and the fact that it did it's best to right the X-Men Movie Franchise "ship" earns it a lot of kudos in my book.

It was great seeing Fassbender as Magneto again - he was the best part of X-Men: First Class and continued to shine here. It was also nice to see Patrick Stewart back as Professor X, doing more than just a post-credits scene or a bad CGI cameo (I'm still not convinced he even showed up to shoot that scene - I think they simply used what they had on hand from the young Jean Gray scene in X-Men: The Last Stand - the quality of that scene in X-Men Origins: Wolverine was so bad, I think anything is possible really)

Quicksilver was well done and a great way to have a sequence where mutant powers can be showcased to provide levity and comic relief in a story that was at points very grim and macabre. I would have never thought we'd see Sentinels rip Colossus in half, decapitate Iceman or impale Storm - but we did.

I'm looking forward to X-Men: Apocalypse in 2016, I hope they can keep the momentum going and keep getting better.

Do I wish the rights were with Disney so X-Men could cross pollinate with Avengers? Of course. Same thing goes with Spider-man - but those studios seem to have no intention in letting go of their franchises anytime soon.

Are there still glaring discrepancies across the movies in the franchise? Sure the universe seems to have two Emma Frosts, Havok is 30+ years older than Cyclops, there are two very different Trasks, multiple variations of Stryker, etc...

But if they are finally recognizing that having these discrepancies was really hurting their ability to tell coherent stories, then I'm glad they seem to finally be interested in building a more coherent set of connected movies.

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To each their own, but this feels like a lot of fuss for no reason...or worse, a case of entitlement.  This is another reason why I avoid Ebay selling like the plague these days.  The seller was absolutely wrong in his description of the item and if your intent was to keep it sealed then I would back your actions 100%.  However, your intent was to open the item anyway.  You had added hassle in getting the hair piece, but got it for free and you clearly didn't feel it was worth getting the full refund to go buy from someone else. The desire to get an additional discount based on someone's mistaken description when you essentially got what you wanted doesn't sit well with me.

Shouldn't matter what I wanted to do with it OR that I got the replacement part for free. And yeah - if I bid on an item that is advertised as mint/unopened and it doesn't come that way - then I'm entitled for it to arrive that way. I could have decided to keep it MIB after I received it and then buy it brick-for-brick on Brick Owl instead - that option wasn't available to me, the seller saw to that.

Seller could have just as easily gone on their own, inventoried the set, gotten the missing pieces (like I mentioned earlier, I'm still not sure I have all the parts since Lego ALWAYS puts extras of the little pieces) and then sold it as "Previously Used" - and then guess what? I wouldn't have bid on it - and since I was the only one who did, I'm doubting anyone else would have either. The seller would have eventually had to settle on either keeping the set or selling it for a much lower amount. Plain and simple, that's not a sense of entitlement or looking to get an additional discount, it's how the after-market on Legos works on eBay - mint/unopened sets command a premium, opened/used sets get at most the original MSRP. All it took was for me to look through the last couple weeks of completed Lego auctions to see that.


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