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Wow. That's a very nice piece. Too bad I'm broke and missed out on this one. I think this is one of the few custom pieces I'd have considered purchasing.

They are still in stock, just a different link now.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: April 8, 2013, 05:36 PM »
Three cast members promoted to "Regulars"

Who is "Sasha"? That lady with Tyreese? Is she his sister or love interest? I never really got that.

This is the part I liked: In addition, Melissa Ponzio, who appeared in four episodes of the series this year as Karen, will return for Season 4 as a recurring character.

She is really, really cute IMO. She could fill in well for Andrea.

I like her as well - and unless I'm mistaken, she had a role in the comic at the end of the prison battle and pulled the trigger on a certain character.  Could be a different chick, but I think it's supposed to be the same one as Lilly Caul from the comics, just with a different name.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Movie
« on: April 8, 2013, 02:40 PM »
I was able to see it on Saturday with my son and wife.  Overall, we all liked it.  Kind of liked the first one too (at least up until the last 20 minutes of it with the underwater battle).

The Good

- Storm Shadow's appearance was great, a nice twist there... I was actually surprised at how they did that, and liked it.

- I love how Cobra Commander dissed Destro and left him - which I think opens up possibility for Destro to return in the next one. 

- Firefly rocked.  Awesome job there.  Love how he was able to handle Roadblock in their first fight.

- The president's role was great, love 90% of his scenes, just didn't like how he fired off the nukes like that, would have been better if all the leaders had guns to their heads by his troops - would have been more tense. 

- Secret Service agents with Cobra lapel pins... fantastic.

- Most Joes killed off, like how a few have to rebuild the team.

- Almost all the action scenes were good, and not overdone.  Very little stupid technology.  Seemed more real.

- Lady Jaye is hot.

The Bad

- Blind Master... really bad storytelling in all of that.  Really missed an opportunity here.  Horrible acting and bad directing.

- Firefly dies.  Too bad - he was a badass.

- Needed better closure with the ending.  Show Cobra Commander landing on an island or something.  Anything.  Show he's not all by himself in a chopper.

- I started to actually like Duke in this one.  Hated to see him die.

- Flint was a weak character.  Needs to be more assertive and cool like the cartoon.  Not too exciting.

For what it was, this was pretty good.  I'd like to see the USS Flagg in the next one and an assault on Cobra Island, with Cobra Commander and Destro having a rogue army with a more traditional kind of Cobra Trooper.  We need ASPs, HISS Tanks and Cobra Maggots all over the place. 

Introduce guys like Rock-N-Roll, Stalker, Gung-Ho, etc.  Bring back Breaker.  Have Zartan as a survivor and introduce the Dreadnocks.  And we need Major Bludd.  Tele-Vipers too.   

Oh, and with Duke dead, bring Baroness back.  She now has nothing to live for and can go back to being a hot chick with black hair and glasses and hates the world.

Yeah, I'm exhausted by all the pilots too - have been for a while now. 

The thing that makes it worse for me is when they keep using that Luke body over and over - I don't like that sculpt.  The only reason I bought the TRU Rebel pack was for the Porkins.

I also agree on Needa's legs.  They are pretty bad.

I kinda hope sets like the TRU pilots expand to Rebel Troopers that way.  Non-helmeted guys need love.  Some non-helmeted Impy's would be fine too, for sure.

^ This.

TRU has had what seems like a lot of pilot sets in recent memory.  I think we need to see an expansion into more generic army builders - in the realm of ground troops. 

Rebel Forces
- Rebel Fleet Trooper (TVC, new head)
- Endor Rebel (TVC, new head)
- Mon Calamari Officer (TVC Ackbar, repaint)
- Rebel Marksman - NEW!

Imperial Forces
- Stormtrooper (Legacy Spacetrooper - Joe Johnston version)
- Death Star Trooper (TVC Imperial Navy Commander, gray paint)
- Imperial Officer (Needa sculpt, new head)
- Imperial Terror Trooper - NEW!

The Vintage Collection / Re: TWO LEFT HANDS!
« on: March 25, 2013, 04:05 PM »
I've had a figure or two with the same foot before.  Also ball joints fused/melted into the regular limb.  That was the most frustrating because it happened on my Satipo figure from the Indy box set.  Still kinda pissed about that one.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 25, 2013, 11:43 AM »
I loved last night's episode too - especially the scene when Merle was trying to hotwire the car - and of course the walkers were attracted to the alarm.  Loved how that all played out.  Excellent scene.

Sad to see Merle die, but it was a great way to make the audience really appreciate the character and finally show deep down he wasn't quite the assface he had been portrayed as always.  Showed he was always a rough dude and a dick, but the situation since the "end of the world" brought out an even worse version of him... but when given a chance to redeem himself some and help others, he made a selfless decision.

Good for Merle, sad for Darryl... and next week's episode looks killer.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 22, 2013, 12:17 PM »
I find it's never a good idea to try to make scientific sense out of Zombies...

7 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Outbreak Would Fail (Quickly)  (hilarious, BTW)

I mean, brain tissue decays faster than just about anything else.  In reality, they'd have hollow skulls full of soup within a weak.

The virus preserves the brain tissue!!!   :P

I think the problem with the Naboo Guard from TVC was that it was vastly overproduced... like almost everything else from the initial launch of 2012.  If they had a normal production run things would have been a lot different for that figure... and all of TVC for that matter. 

I'm down for more obscure characters like that medal guy... beats seeing more Qui Gons on the pegs, right?

In my opinion it's a good sign if Hasbro is looking toward making a figure of this character... because that hints that Hasbro is looking at focusing back on collectors for characters we don't have yet.  It seems when they do that, they succeed a lot more than when they repack the same figure over and over and focus on the kiddy stuff. 

I don't want to see him essentially be a Rebel Honor Guard repack with a new head though - for some reason that sculpt doesn't do a lot more me.  The outfit is fine, but something about the sculpt has always seemed weird to me.  Not sure what it is that bothers me.

Anyways, an obscure ANH character like this gives me hope we'll see a few more obscure OT characters made in 2014 as well... an Imperial officer borrowing parts from the Imperial Navy Commander would be cool, a cantina alien or two (or three), one of the humans roaming around Mos Eisley, the "tall" Jawa, another Hoth Rebel or two, a couple more of Jabba's pals, etc.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 20, 2013, 03:01 PM »
I agree, very good episode and I enjoyed reading your take on it...

As for the burnt zombies, burns like that would kill a person but a zombie needs the brain to be destroyed... I'm assuming that the fire wouldn't penetrate the skulls on all of them.

Seeing them in the pit like that all melted together but still "alive" was definitely one of the nastiest things of the series for me.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 18, 2013, 03:17 PM »
I don't get all the complaining about last night's episode.  I guess the more people enjoy something, the more they have the right to nitpick though.

Anyways, I like how it's not following the book in some ways.  It keeps people like me guessing at what's going to happen next.  And last night was one of the better episodes in a while, in my opinion.  It showed how Andrea has finally come around, but getting back to her people isn't just the snap of a finger.  She's refused for too long to accept the Governor for what he really is.  And now her nightmare is about to begin.

The only real complaint that I have right now is I want Tyrese to figure things out (I assume he will - and that Milton will be the one to show him where Andrea is) -- and I'm afraid that the prison setting is going to merge into Season 4.  I'd prefer for it to end this season with them leaving the prison, but I don't see that happening with just two episodes left.  Who knows, I could be wrong.  But either way, this is by far the coolest thing on TV right now in my opinion.  Hoping for a great ending to this season.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 9, 2013, 06:03 PM »
Rick needs another confidant.

Looks like Michonne is going to start filling that void... though I'm curious as to why they haven't had Tyrese start filling that role.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Iron Man (Movie and Sequels)
« on: March 6, 2013, 08:52 PM »
I think the preview looks rather silly, personally. 

But then again, I've never really liked Super Hero movies.  The only one that's ever been one that I can watch more than once was Batman in 1989, and maybe Captain America.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 6, 2013, 08:47 PM »
I didn't like the preview to next week though.  Not one bit.


Looked like Rick was standing at the Governor's desk, yelling at Andrea, saying something along the lines of "You told me was willing to talk!"

Why Rick would be at Woodbury at this point and willing to talk to that guy is beyond me.  Guess we'll see.  I hope this particular scenario doesn't play out like in the books.  Rick does end up there, but under very different circumstances, as he's there before the two groups go to war.  I hope what happens to Rick in the books while in Woodbury doesn't happen in the TV series.

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