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The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: April 19, 2016, 07:21 PM »
I haven't found FN-2187, Unkar, Han, Resistance Rey, Hooded Ren, or Nien Nunb anywhere.

I haven't had any luck with the Unmasked Ren & Nien Nunb wave either. The Unkar Plutt wave has hit a couple of times and I know there is an Unkar Plutt (or two) hanging around still at my local Toys R Us.

I have a spare FN-2187 and Captain Rex if you're interested in either of those and/or still need them Rob.

I need the brown R0 and the yellow (I think) one.

I'm pretty sure the White w/Brown highlights dome was an R6 not an R0. The new R0 dome is Black w/Red highlights.

Their report back was that WDW still has some Wave 1 parts in one area, and won't replace them till they're sold out.

That's good to know - back in June 2015 when I was there, I was able to score some White w/Purple bodies for the new domes with purple color highlighting - I'd like to grab some more white w/purple bodies to put with the new White/Purple R5 dome, hopefully that will be achievable....

Has anyone been to any of the Disney areas that carry these? eBay seems to have some weird combinations leading me to think the parts are drying up.

I'll be at Disney at the beginning of next month, and I definitely plan on hitting up both Once Upon a Toy and Tatooine Traders while I'm there, so I'll be able to comment on the state of droid factory parts when I'm there...

Hall of Justice / Re: LEGO Does the DC Universe
« on: April 10, 2016, 09:35 AM »
Finally got the time to finish building the 1960s Batcave yesterday. The build was fun and I really like the fact that they made it so you can configure the order of the structures based on your preference. The only part of the set I don't care for is the garage/helipad section. I think it would have been better if it were designed to fully store the Bat-mobile instead of either the front or back of the car sticking out.

To make this overall sub theme just about "perfect" I hope they have a Batgirl set planned - it would be fun to have a small section of her apartment that spins around to allow you to recreate her changing from Barbara to Batgirl - and she would definitely need her motorcycle.

I can't think of any major villain that they could put in the set - maybe King Tut or even Egghead just so they could have a minifigure based on a Vincent Price character, I dunno. It would be nice if they immortalized at least "created for the show" villain in minifigure form.

I also picked up these sets:
MoS Metropolis Showdown
MoS Black Zero Escape
Jor-el Polybag
Martian Manhunter Polybag
Defend the Batcave (Juniors set - mostly for the minifigures)
Joker Steamroller
DC superhero book w/Pirate Batman minifigure

Those will be it for a while until I've caught back up with Lego Star Wars - the Hoth set comes out at the end of the month, so I gotta plan for that big purchase. Plus I still don't have the unmasked Kylo wave, the Battle of Takodana set is coming, 6" Kmart Rey is coming and so is Walmart black series wave 4...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: April 4, 2016, 08:26 AM »
I agree with Bill and Scockery - this was a total cop-out and then to have Gimple sitting on the couch acting all smug and saying "we now owe you a good story in six months when we come back". How about giving us a good finale a**hole?

You just made us sit through 90 minutes of driving around and road blocks and you can't even commit as to who is killed?!?!

This is a stunt, nothing more, nothing less, to get people to talk about TWD during the summer break.

And to respond to Nick's comment about watching a show I hate, I didn't hate this show until that last minute when the pulled this junk - so now I'm seriously wondering whether this show is even worth my time. I already am pretty lukewarm on FTWD so I could walk away from the franchise no problem at this point.

It's like Kirkman said during The Talking Dead - for issue 100 of the comic he had to do something big so that readers would stay and not go "I've read this for 100 issues? Time to move on..."

Well, I've watched this show loyally for six seasons and a moment I've known is coming for many years was just messed with? Time to move on...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: April 3, 2016, 08:29 PM »
My vote is that it's actually gonna be Morgan. Like Matt said - a different choice than the comics, will throw the comic book fans for a loop and kill off a character that a lot of fans wanted back, but lately with the whole "you don't have to kill" stuff he's been preaching, I think there are quite a few fans out there that wouldn't mind seeing him go - which would make him a semi-safe "sacrifice" by the producers.

LEGO / Re: LEGO Sales and Deals
« on: April 2, 2016, 12:51 AM »
Grabbed the May 2016 calendar when I was at the Lego Store tonight. The "May the Fourth" promotions actually are going to start on April 30th (that's the Saturday closest to the 4th). That will be the day the Assault on Hoth UCS set becomes available as well as the Stormtrooper Minifigure Polybag which you can get for free with Star Wars purchases of $50 or more.

Lastly, starting on the 30th and running through May 4th, you'll get double VIP points on all your Lego Star Wars purchases and you will get a Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie poster with every Star Wars purchase.

Hall of Justice / Re: LEGO Does the DC Universe
« on: April 2, 2016, 12:48 AM »
The Mr Freeze polybag promotion started today both in stores and online. Spend $75 and you get the polybag for free. When I stopped by the nearest Lego store to me on the way home from work tonight, I was told by the clerk that they got enough polybags to last a few days at least, but he didn't think they would last to the end of the promotion (which I think is the 14th or 15th).

Ditto - I'd like to see a break of at least a year or two, just like the break between waves 1 and 2.

Modern Classifieds / WTB Lego
« on: March 27, 2016, 11:47 AM »
Just gonna put an open "want to buy" out there for any of the following Lego...

Lego Star Wars sets from 2010 or earlier - the one set I'm most interested in acquiring is the Rogue Shadow
Lego Marvel Superhero Constraction Sets - Hulk, Iron Man & Captain America
Lego DC Comics Superhero Sets from 2012-2014 (except for Superman vs. Power Armor Lex)

PM if you have anything you're looking to sell.

Hall of Justice / Re: LEGO Does the DC Universe
« on: March 27, 2016, 11:42 AM »
Been back-filling my Lego DC Comics collection now (kinda had a feeling I'd do that once I bought those three BvS sets) - here's what I've gotten so far:

Superman vs Power Armor Lex
Cosmic Boy Polybag
Batman: The Penguin Face off
Green Lantern vs. Sinestro
Gorilla Grodd Goes Bananas
Black Manta Deep Sea Strike
Darkseid Invasion
Batboat Harbor Pursuit
Gotham City Cycle Chase
Batman vs. Catwoman Mighty Micro
Robin vs. Bane Mighty Micro
The Flash vs. Captain Cold Mighty Micro
Electro Suit Batman & Lego Batman Visual Dictionary

Bought and on their way:
The Joker Bumper Car Polybag
Superman: Battle of Smallville
Brainiac Attack
Batman Bat Signal
Lightning Lad (from the Target minifigure Cube)
Batzarro (from the Bizarro Justice League DVD)

I'm kicking myself that I got the Martian Manhunter Polybag a year or so ago at the Lego Store and then gave it away to a co-worker who has a son that is really into Legos, so I gotta grab that one off eBay at some point.

I'm going to hold off on getting the 1960s Batcave set for when the 1960s Mr Freeze polybag becomes available in a week or so.

And then I'll go on the steady progression of trying to grab one set a month until I'm caught up with everything from 2012 until now...  :-\

I hate it when Star Wars is a void wasteland of nothingness to get - I always find something else I'm interested in spending my money on, and lately, Lego seems like a great way to spend it....

I agree with every single word of what Justin posted. I was coming here to give the same opinions and he beat me to it.

I will add that I think if you go in expecting it to be a 5 (or less) then you will not come out disappointed, because it will exceed your low expectations.

The Force Awakens / Re: Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: March 16, 2016, 09:54 PM »
I finally decided I was sick of trying to find another Fifth Brother to open so I grabbed one off HTS just now. Still in stock if you need it.

Happy to not obsess over this guy anymore.

I was sick and tired of not finding this way PERIOD - I grabbed all three off HTS last week, used the SPRING16 promo code and got them with free shipping and less than $6.99 each.

Very glad to be down to just the unmasked Kylo Ren wave in the 5POA BAW line...

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: March 13, 2016, 11:31 PM »
Picked up Kanan's Speederbike which was the last set I needed from this round of releases. The only store I've found this set in is Target, there is typically one set that is a shared exclusive between Lego & Target in each release cycle, so I wonder if Kanan's speederbike is it.

I think that at this point Leia is the Jocasta Nu of the Star Wars line. Hasbro is never going to put out an action figure of an "old lady" in the mass market 5POA line, so she'll be relegated from here on out as an exclusive. I think the 3.75" Black Series is the ONLY way we'd ever get Leia in this outfit from TFA, so I'm kinda glad she got a slot. I'm definitely glad she got a slot instead of a 3.75" SA rendition of a character like General Hux.

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