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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Toys R Us (Or: Die, Dinosaur, Die!)
« on: March 15, 2018, 06:37 PM »
Definitely sad.  When I was growing up there was a TRU about 20 minutes or so away from my house and that was always my landmark to know where I was at.  I still recall driving with my parents and seeing that TRU (next to the Denny's) and knowing what direction we were travelling and how far away from home we were.  I won't forget that.

I'll miss wandering the aisles reminiscing about what it was like to be a kid...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Toys R Us (Or: Die, Dinosaur, Die!)
« on: March 11, 2018, 03:06 PM »
I don't know a lot about what is going on with their debt, but would it benefit them to move to an online only fomat and exit all of their retail locations?  They are then only carrying the warehouse space and not paying for the retail locations and personnel.  Sucks for all of the employees at all of their locations and the cities now losing out on the tax revenue the stores generated, but it's a possible way to carry on.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Shamrock Shake Lovers Unite!
« on: February 9, 2018, 10:36 AM »
I actually drove to the drive-thru on Wednesday and asked if they were available.  They told me they would go on sale Thursday at that location.  They hadn't posted any kind of signage as of yesterday.  So you might be able to call and check when your location to see when they'll be available.

I did that exact thing after I posted my response last night.  Went to two in the area and was told it would be a couple more weeks.  Grrr!  Guess I'm going to have to make up for lost time once they do come out!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Shamrock Shake Lovers Unite!
« on: February 8, 2018, 06:09 PM »
Awesome, glad to hear they are out somewhere but unfortunately not by me yet.  I had to resort to a mint shake at Culvers, just not the same.  My two sons are also waiting in eager anticipation.

Did anyone catch Igner's comment during the last earnings call?

"...the duo are “focused on a point in time in the Star Wars mythology and taking it from there.”"

Not entirely sure what this means but I'm going to take it to mean it will be related to an already existent aspect of the canon.  I could be wrong in my interpretation, but that's what I'm going to believe until I'm told otherwise.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Solo (SPOILERS)
« on: February 5, 2018, 04:44 PM »
I'm still not sold on this new Solo guy, but I like everything else in the teaser and trailer.

Agree with you completely Jeff.  The visuals seem to be top rate and I'm sure it's going to be a fun, action-packed story.  But to me the success of this film is going to fall on them selling him as Han and the audience's acceptance of that.  If they fall short and his performance is flat or off the mark, I don't see the other aspects being able to save this film.

LEGO / Re: LEGO Sales and Deals
« on: February 3, 2018, 11:05 AM »
Not sure whether this qualifies as a deal or not, but for those that are now LEGO VIP Black Card members, Double VIP points on all Star Wars sets in February.

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: January 25, 2018, 07:54 PM »
Was searching for old sets on ebay and came across a seller with some TLJ sets at a pretty good discount.  They were also taking offers, so I was able to get the First Order Star Destroyer, Defense of Crait and the First Order Heavy Assault Walker at a 30% discount on each.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Toys R Us (Or: Die, Dinosaur, Die!)
« on: January 24, 2018, 09:38 PM »
Looks like every IL store that's closing is in the Chicago area... although the only one close to me isn't on the list for now.

Yeah, the Vernon Hills store is about 10 minutes from me.  Was just there on Saturday picking up the Lego 'DJ' mini-figure.  Thankfully the one in Gurnee (15 minutes the other direction) will stay open for now.  Helps that it's in the same area as Gurnee Mills mall.  Lots of mall traffic for them to grab.

Wondering if they are going to move inventory to other locations or actually discount it to get rid of it.  Might be worth trying to get some of the larger Lego sets at a 20-30% discount.  I'm not holding my breath for that though...

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: January 9, 2018, 08:40 PM »
In addition to the UCS Falcon around Christmas, I picked up Kylo Ren's TIE Fighter, the Rathtar Escape, and Y-Wing Starfighter sets off Amazon today.  Each set was around 20% off retail and I used a bunch of gift certificates I had been saving up.

Star Wars Universe / Re: Is Star Wars special anymore?
« on: January 2, 2018, 04:53 PM »
I'm still very excited about the movies when they come out and so is the rest of my family.  Between these and the Marvel movies, we really look forward to getting tickets for opening night/weekend and can't wait until the day of the screening.  Like Q-G Jim I'm worried about Solo.  I thought RO was a great idea that didn't need to involve key players from the SW universe.  It was really done well and felt like part of the universe.  I'm worried because they are messing with a beloved character and can really screw things up...

The thrill is still there and I hope it continues for many more years to come.

LEGO / Re: 2017 New UCS Millennium Falcon
« on: December 18, 2017, 03:59 PM »
Lego Stores have these in stock.  Got shipments this past weekend.  Most around me were sold out but was able to find one.  Getting it this afternoon.  My wife told me that I have to take that as my Christmas gift for the next 6 years due to how expensive it is.  Well worth it!

Give your local store a call and good luck!

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS)
« on: December 17, 2017, 09:56 PM »
I've seen it twice now and I did like it.  There are the serious plot holes and WTF parts of the movie, but overall I was more engaged in this movie than any of the prequels.  In the second viewing several things are more clear.  I'm sure there will be even more enlightening moments the more I see it.

Couple things I caught the second time through I hadn't seen mentioned previously:

The kid on Canto Blight at the end with the broom, his shadow makes it look like he's holding a lightsaber.  Thought that was a nice addition to his use of the force to grab the broom.

Yoda's statement about there being nothing in the tree that Rey doesn't already possess was lost on me in the first viewing but made perfect sense the second time through.

Really looking forward to IX now and hoping that 'Solo' isn't a big let-down between now and then.

George Lucas would have never put out SFX that looked that shoddy.
Did you miss the entire prequel trilogy?

+1  :)

Kubricks / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: December 2, 2017, 09:36 AM »
Been finishing my basement forever and finally found a place to display my 100% bricks again last weekend.  Got me pumped about finishing off the collection so I started looking around on Yahoo!Japan and ebay.  Was able to pick up the DX4 officer today.  One down, two to go.  Probably the hardest of the DX4 chases though - Hammerhead and AT-ST driver.

Also can't believe how many SW be@rs have been released over the last few years.  I sent Medicom a question about whether they are going to ever release more Kubricks and they said to regularly check their official blog  ::) :P  I take that as them saying it's a dead line...  Too bad...

Hey guys, I am in no way a gamer or FPS expert so please bear with me on my question.  My sons want this game for Christmas as they had BF and were less than happy with it.  I'm sure that's mostly because we don't let them play online and confine them to local co-op games with friends.  Call me old fashioned but I don't want to pay $60 for a game and then pay another monthly fee for an EA or PS Play account.  That being said, is there enough content in BF2 to keep them occupied if they were only to have what I've heard referred to as a 'couch co-op'?  They don't play other FPS like CoD, so they don't know what they are missing compared to other games.  They just want to blow up some stuff and shoot some droids.  Thanks for the help in advance.

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