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Conventions / Re: San Diego Comic Con 2014
« on: July 16, 2014, 04:20 PM »
Anyone going that wouldn't mind trying to pick up for the me the Lego Exclusive Guardians of the Galaxy or the Mini-Ghost w/Chopper sets that were just announced?

I would be willing to throw in polybag "Good Morning Bilbo Baggins" or "Darth Revan" in addition to the cost of the item and extra $$$ for the effort.

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The Bullpen / Re: LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
« on: June 28, 2014, 09:32 PM »
Picked up the Milano on the way home from work last night - and I put it together this afternoon.

Fun build - great to have the five members of the team in Lego now.  It was cool that Lego made the Starlord from the two sets he appears in different designs. Based on the trailer it looks like the Rocket mini-figure is from the prison sequence. The Gamora and Drax figures from from the part in the trailer where they are all in similar uniforms and walking down a hallway. So I guess there's still room for Rocket from the hallway scene and Quill, Drax and Gamora from the prison sequence. Wouldn't be surprised if one or more of those showed up as a poly-bag at some point.

I think my next sets will be the Daily Bugle set and the Spider-trike w/Electro (mostly cause I want that mini-figure)

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The Bullpen / Re: LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
« on: June 27, 2014, 04:14 PM »
How's the Spider Trike set Pete? I've heard nothing but bad reviews for it (although I might pick it up on clearance just for the Electro)

The one I got wasn't the one with Electro - it was the cycle one with Nick Fury, a shield vehicle and Venom.

I have thought about picking up the Spider-Trike one if only to get the Electro mini-figure but I haven't pulled the trigger on that one yet.

Like you, I'll probably wait for there to be a promo/sale at Lego shop before getting many more sets - I did see the Daily Bugle set for a great price on WalMart.com - so I might grab that one but otherwise, hold off on any others.

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The Bullpen / Re: LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
« on: June 26, 2014, 01:57 AM »
Completed the Iron Man 3 sets with the Mandarian Showdown and Sea Port Battle - kinda weird that these two sets have ZERO connection to the actual movie.

Also picked up the Poly Bag Spider-man Glider and the Spider Cycle Chase sets from Toys R Us - had a coupon for $5 off $25 or more purchase and wanted to use it.

Still trying to decide if I want to finish off getting all of the rest of the Lego Marvel sub-line... definitely picking up The Milano set next to finish off the GotG mini-collection...

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII
« on: June 23, 2014, 12:52 PM »
I really love Brick, and Brothers Bloom was really great too, but I'm not sold on the idea of Rian Johnson being the guy to take over Star Wars unless JJ Abrams is still going to be heavily involved.

Agreed re: taking over for JJ Abrams.

The only thing that this news report has me concerned about is that maybe Disney execs aren't happy with what JJ is doing and have plans on him being a one-and-done director.

Almost seems like they should be looking over to their corporate-cousins at Marvel and take what that team is doing RIGHT and put a Kevin Feige-type person in charge of the whole thing.

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The Bullpen / Re: LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
« on: June 23, 2014, 07:59 AM »
Picked up the Knowhere Escape Mission set - fun little set. Groot is a bit big compared to the mini-figures - but still very cool.

Also picked up the Iron Man 3 Malibu Mansion Assault set. I'm thinking about getting the other two Iron Man 3 sets as well. Even though I don't have the sets that came out for The Avengers - I think I might start picking up sets that are MCU-based. I already collect the Star Wars, Hobbit and Lord of the Rings lines - not sure I want to start with a fourth - but my thinking that the days of the LotR and Hobbit lines are numbered.... So maybe picking up another line wouldn't be that big of a deal.


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LEGO / Re: Ghostbusters
« on: June 20, 2014, 11:07 AM »
I was shocked to see this set at my local Toys R Us yesterday.

I don't recall Toys R Us getting in any shipments of the BTTF DeLorean - maybe I they did and just missed it.

I heard there are problems with the instruction manual/collectors book that comes with the set - that the bindings fail and pages from the middle start to come out - so I'm going to hold off for a bit in hopes that later production runs of the set don't have that issue - if that does happen to you, I read on Brickset.com that Lego customer support will take your information and send you a replacement when they get new/better/fixed books made.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Hero Series Millennium Falcon
« on: June 20, 2014, 11:03 AM »
I don't need a two-foot paper weight.

Agreed - keep making things I don't want Hasbro! I'll have more money to spend on Lego!

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The Bullpen / Re: Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: June 16, 2014, 11:14 PM »
I picked up the Starblaster Showdown set at my local Toys R Us today on the way home from work. Fun little set to build. I think I'm gonna pick up the Groot/Rocket set tomorrow. I don't collect the Marvel sets, but I can definitely get into collecting just the Guardians of the Galaxy sub-line sets. My local TRU has all three sets in stock. Might get the Milano set from Lego Shop since I have $20 in rewards waiting to be used...

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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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