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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: August 8, 2016, 07:54 PM »
Looks like BBTS has the new 3.75" Falcon from CIVIL WAR up for pre-order.  And it looks pretty cool!

Wow - nice!

Definitely getting this!

Hall of Justice / Re: LEGO Does the DC Universe
« on: July 30, 2016, 12:07 AM »
Picked up the following this week:
Lego Dimensions Limited Edition Green Arrow Figure
SDCC2015 Arsenal Minifigure
Superman / Wonder Woman SDCC2016 Brick Headz Set
Batman / The Joker SDCC2016 Brick Headz Set

I also have the SDCC2016 Atom Minifigure purchased, just waiting for it to arrive.

The Bullpen / Re: LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
« on: July 29, 2016, 11:59 PM »
Got the following this week:
Iron Man/Captain America Brick Headz SDCC2016 Set
Black Panther/Dr. Strange Brick Headz SDCC2016 Set
Spider-Man Ghost Rider Team-Up
Tanker Truck Takedown

And I have on order the "Hail Hydra" Steve Rogers Captain America minifigure from SDCC2016 bought just waiting for it to get here now...

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: July 28, 2016, 08:15 AM »
Technically there is, but yeah - I'd agree.  Her general's outfit would be the one I'd have expected them to do... can't believe there wasn't even like a Han / Luke / Leia 3-Pack or some other such nonsense to play up the returning heroes.  Hell, even a 6-pack with them and then Chewbacca, R2, and Threepio.

At a minimum, what about a 2-pack with a re-pack of the Rey in Resistance Outfit from the end of the movie and Luke Skywalker? That seems to me like a no brainer - you already released 1 of the two figures and the 2nd figure is much desired.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: July 23, 2016, 11:10 PM »
Anyone see Beyond? I'm on the fence and my roommate says it's alright but isn't worth seeing.

My wife and I saw it Thursday night and we both loved it.

Keep in mind that while I have been a fan of Star Trek since I was a kid, I am by no means a Star Trek "purist" - I loved the 2009 reboot movie and I enjoyed Into Darkness but thought it could have been better.

I felt Beyond was the best of the reboot cast movies so far, a fun thrill ride, with a pretty interesting plot and an interesting twist at the end that if you're paying attention, you'll see clues for well before it's revealed in the movie.

I would recommend going to see it.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: July 21, 2016, 01:17 AM »
Portia Doubleday who plays Angela on "Mr. Robot"

Well I think the sensor scope at least has to be included cuz that's the cover for the hole in his head.  The scomp link thing though...  if they're included cool but I'm not banking on that.  The Sensor scopes are in the picture though as that's what is needed for the dome to not have a gaping hole in it of course.  So there's that going for it.

Yeah - I thought about that, unless they just take the top part of the sensor scope sculpt and glue it in place at the factory....

Since I can never have enough Astromechs, I'm digging the designs. Part of me kinda wishes they had used the Hasbro Build-a-Droid sculpt (not the simpler recent Disney ones) so I could mix-and-match with the color combos, but the Vintage Collection baR2-D2 was a nice sculpt.

That sculpt is slightly smaller than the other Astromech sculpts so I'm kinda on the fence about that, I did like the TVC baR2-D2 just for the massive amount of features/details, but I'm sure things like the pop-up lightsaber/sensor-scope aren't going to be included with these, right? So maybe in that regard, that's what makes this sculpt "unique".

I pre-ordered two sets the other day - and while I typically get double openers of every astromech, I don't think I'm going to up my order to three of these, mostly due to the cost. I was able to get my baR2-D2s for I want to say $10.99, so if they set had been in the $60-$65 range, I would have been more inclined to maybe get a 3rd. The cost per astromech is $13.33 - $0.50 more than the $12.83 pricetag of the WalMart Black Series figures - and with that line at least we got 9 new figures and 4 repacks, using that logic and new-to-old ratio, to justify the $80 it should be four new sculpts and two old ones - definitely not six repaints of an existing sculpt.

I think out of all of them I'm most looking forward to Ziro the Hutt's Astromech to go with Ziro's Protocol Droid - now if I could just get a repaint of Jabba in Ziro's colors with some feathers tacked on, that would make for a pretty nice display.

Conventions / Re: SDCC 2016
« on: July 19, 2016, 07:29 PM »
If anyone who's going can score me any of the Lego Brickheadz Superhero 2-packs I would be most appreciative...

Sounds like the characters will be a mix from multiple sources...

The characters date back as far as the original Star Wars movie and span the saga's rich history, bringing home a diverse range of interesting dudes.

I'm super excited to see what the six figures end up being. They specifically say that five of the characters are seeing their first toy appearance leaving the sixth figure to hopefully be a unique/new variation of a character we've gotten before.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: June 27, 2016, 08:12 PM »
The best part was when they offed the stripper with a heart of gold from the first film. 

Why was she even in this movie? Just so they could establish that the new character was indeed her son grown up from the first movie? The photo in his locker was enough to establish that, they didn't need to establish that she had moved up from stripper to hospital administrator only to be killed off 20 years later when the aliens return.

And since everyone has had a chance to see it, in my initial post I was alluding to the appearance of the ball-ship and the ball-shaped entity. This thing harbors refugees from other planets where these "locust" (borrowing from the description President Pullman uses in the first movie) aliens have attacked and just now waited until 20 years later to come to Earth and try to help?

And it was that ball-shaped entity that made the queen of the new mother ship even more bent on coming to Earth and destroying it?

And of course, what do we dumb humans do, even AFTER the leading expert on the locust alien tech says "that ship does not match any of the technology of the locust aliens"? We shoot it down and basically destroy the one thing that could have helped humanity take its defenses to the next level.

Just a stupid, contrived movie through-and-through. I hope the exec at Fox who green-lit this disaster was packing up their office today as they have ZERO business being in the movie industry and deciding what is good and worth making into a big budget summer popcorn flick.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: June 26, 2016, 10:07 AM »
Saw Independence Day: Resurgence - the "B" Cinemascore rating is generous IMHO. The 33%/41% ratings on Rotten Tomatoes is much more appropriate.

The movie is an absolute mess and was SO focused on getting to the next sequel that it made this movie have more of a "ok, on to the next goal" feel that it sucks any and all enjoyment out of the flick.

There is one major plot point that, for anyone who watches it reads sci-fi will see coming a mile away and end up leaving you wondering why the timing has ended up occurring this way, even though it's given a very weak explanation (I don't want to say more for fear of spoiling things).

I'm starting to think that Will Smith might have been on to something when he turned down this movie, especially if he read the script, and that's from the guy who starred in "After Earth".

Hall of Justice / Re: LEGO Does the DC Universe
« on: June 25, 2016, 02:21 PM »
My quest to get as caught-up as possible with the DC Comics Superheroes line continues... picked up over the last couple of weeks:

30161: Batmobile (Polybag)
30164: Lex Luthor (Polybag)
30166: Robin and Redbird Cycle (Polybag)
76000: Arctic Batman vs. Mr Freeze : Aquaman on Ice
76001: The Bat vs. Bane : Tumbler Chase
76012: Batman: The Riddler Chase
76023: The Tumbler
70817: Batman & Super Angry Kitty Attack (the Batman minifigure in this set is unique)

So for the DC Comics line I'm down to just needing convention exclusives from years past. I'm sure we're coming up on another round of SDCC exclusives soon, so that will probably be what I focus on next...

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: June 18, 2016, 10:58 PM »
Stopped by the local Lego Store tonight with my wife's grandkids to get them stuff, ended up grabbing a Rex's AT-TE set because it had a dent on the box and they were selling it for 20% off - since I'm opening it anyway I really didn't care about the condition of the box.

I also picked up all four of the new SW:TFA Lego Minifigure Key Chains and the Eclipse Fighter set.

Picked up Ahsoka and Kanan this morning - both great figures, love that Kanan's lightsaber hilt comes apart into two pieces to snap into his belt like on the show.

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