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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: January 13, 2014, 04:17 PM »
I watched Helix this weekend.  It had some interesting things going for it but in general it feels like I've already seen it.  Shady lab head, disease outbreak, mole, incompetent doctors, a "secure" facility that's anything but...  I don't see what it's going to bring that's "new" yet.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: 2014: What Are You Collecting?
« on: December 28, 2013, 09:27 PM »
I knew this thread would be coming up soon. 

For me, I don't know.  I'm so over pretty much everything Hasbro is putting out that I will probably only pick up Star Wars figures and vehicles that fall into my focus, AT-AT Driver and Republic Gunship, and maybe the odd Yoda figure.  Same pretty much goes for all the license holders, Lego, Sideshow, Gentle Giant, etc.

I bought series 2 of the GI Joe Club figures so I'll be getting them along with 2014's subscription figures but I'm out on the Con sets and unless Hasbro wows me with something (12") for the 50th anniversary I probably won't be buying anything else.

Lego?  Maybe a set or two, no specific line, but I say that then never buy much unless it's on deep clearance and I'm speculating on it.

Other stuff?  Maybe a figure here and there from Onell Design or the Four Horsemen and I'm in on the Eaglemoss Star Trek ship subscription for the year, at least.  Probably a few more Hot Wheels cars that are related to movies/tv shows I like and that's about it.

I'm kind of uninterested in collecting these days and the prospect of Hasbro and other shops ramping up for Episode VII in 2015 annoys me more than anything.  I'm more in a thin the collection mood than build it.  We'll see what Toy Fair has to offer but I'm not holding out that I'll see anything, from any company, that will excite me.

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Joe Defender / Re: 2014 Club Membership Figures/Vehicle
« on: December 23, 2013, 01:27 AM »
I'm actually pretty excited about Cross Country and the HAVOC especially since they're using the Snow Cat design, which I like.

I'll end up with both figures and add-ons this year.

I'm not up for either of the Convention sets, though.  Maybe I'll change my mind on the 12" set once we see it but from the announcement the only thing I'd really be interested in is the 3.75" Colton figure coming with it...which will probably be easier to get than the carded version they're going to sell.

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Middle Earth / Re: LOTR LEGO
« on: December 4, 2013, 10:52 AM »
I think Lego offers free shipping on anything over $75 pretty much all the time now.  Some of these larger sets, and the ones that are Lego exclusives, don't get discounted very often and usually not when they're brand new like the Tower or the new Ewok village.  But if they're around for a while you might see a discount.

What can end up as a better deal is if you're a VIP member you can pick sets like this up and during their specials get double or even triple VIP rewards points which then lets you save money later.  Two weeks ago on Saturday they did a 1 day triple VIP offering so I ordered the Rancor set and a couple polybags.  There was tax on the order but they were also doing a free shipping promo (I didn't hit $75 but they may have lowered it to a $50 threshold during that offer) so I didn't pay any more than I would have at retail.  Plus, the 221 VIP points will get me a decent $10 discount later on.

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There are a couple interesting things in there.  Seems like a pretty ambitious list compared to what Hasbro's done lately.  Some of them make sense for showing up in the Rebels show but some of the Saga listings don't, not with only a year (basically) left before Hasbro needs to cut back some to launch a new film line.

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Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Toys!
« on: October 2, 2013, 01:46 AM »
Blind Master and Jinx just arrived from my HTS pre-orders.  Decent looking figures but I haven't opened them yet.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: September 21, 2013, 07:30 PM »
I ended up seeing Elysium.  I was a little tired going in and actually zoned out a couple times during the movie so that's sort of an indication of how interesting it was at times.

It was okay, glad I didn't pay for it, though. 

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Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Toys!
« on: September 19, 2013, 04:19 PM »
I stopped over to RS and found on their Joe forum where people reported seeing a few newer items at Walmart as well.  I really didn't expect that to happen as I haven't seen a WM or Target that left Joe on the planogram.

I've also seen reports of full cases of Roadblock or Snake Eyes showing up at TRU.  Apparently Hasbro thought that would be okay with us, proving once again they're ******* idiots.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: September 18, 2013, 11:55 PM »
Did anyone see Elysium and have any comment on it?  Or Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters? 

I was going to skip both but I have a free ticket that expires the end of the month and nothing opening this week or next looks any more interesting to me so figured I'd catch one of these if they're any good.

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Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Toys!
« on: September 18, 2013, 02:55 PM »
Where is this mythical Walmart?

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Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Toys!
« on: September 16, 2013, 03:10 PM »
Holy crap!  I can't believe that wave even showed up in a retail store, at any price!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« on: September 13, 2013, 01:06 AM »
It'll probably be our luck that it'll be some hipster ******bag alien that finds Voyager, sees the record, which is so 24th century, and dismisses the entire greetings thing we worked so hard to put together.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: LEGO #2, Hasbro #3
« on: September 12, 2013, 11:15 PM »
If you go to Walmart's website you can see all of the stuff they chose.  None of it is anything we'd be interested in.  It's all actual toy stuff and for younger kids.  The Ninja Turtles sewer playset made it, though, and that's probably the closest thing to a collectible on the list.

No Lego, no Angry Birds, nothing from the action figure aisle...definitely nothing Star Wars.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: LEGO #2, Hasbro #3
« on: September 10, 2013, 02:12 AM »
For 2012, Lego said that their 2 best selling properties were Star Wars and City with Ninjago being 3rd.  But their annual report didn't give percentages or anything to break it down more.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: LEGO #2, Hasbro #3
« on: September 5, 2013, 07:00 PM »
Lego was actually number 2 for all of 2012 on sales and when you look at the net income they were number 1, beating Mattel by about $215 million.

It won't be a big surprise if they're at least number 2 again this year with Hasbro not really offering anything that would push them up the ladder.  They had no Star Wars for 2/3 of the year, Transformers had no movie, the GI Joe line was a carry-over from last year and really only got 1 extra wave at retail, the Iron Man and Wolverine lines were reduced and there wasn't really any new Avengers stuff.  I'd be surprised if games, girls toys (which have still been strong for them) and NERF can really make them competitive. Or Angry Birds...

Here's an indication of how much respect Lego has, IMO; my local Walmart has barely 15 feet of traditional action figure space left in their toy aisle while Lego has one side of an ENTIRE aisle...something like 40 - 50 feet. 

Every year at Christmas time, my Target nearly sells out of all Lego, across the board.  You'll be lucky to find a dozen leftover stets, total, by Christmas Eve.

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