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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Anything
« on: May 23, 2024, 01:19 PM »
1. Tron Lightcycle Run
2. Space Mountain
3. Incredicoaster
4. Matterhorn
5. Thunder Mountain Railroad

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Anything
« on: May 23, 2024, 01:17 PM »
You have Dial of Destiny above Crusade???

I hope you aren't operating heavy machinery on that medication!

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: May 23, 2024, 01:16 PM »
I think someone mentioned it before, but have you tried Bricklink?  I was on there a lot when my kids were into Lego.

TV-9D9 / Re: Tales of the Empire (Disney+)
« on: May 22, 2024, 12:04 PM »
I really enjoyed both stories.

This reminds me of a time during my missile tour.  Missile Crews routinely carried code authorization docs out to the field when pulling alert.  Back in the day, Missileers were armed with an M-9 pistol, but during my tour, we were never authorized to carry.  Talk amongst the crew force was back in the day some idiot was playing with his pistol on alert and put a bullet through the console.  After a four year missile tour, I could totally believe that.

One day during our Pre-departure briefing, the 20th AF Commander, General Klotz, came to speak with us and he told us a different story:

     It was 4th of July and nearing crew change over, the relief crew had received their brief from the security forces guy upstairs and were getting into the elevator to head down to the Launch Control Center (LCC) and had brought a bunch of firecrackers with them and were lighting them and dropping them down the elevator shaft.  Meanwhile, the alert crew is prepping for change over and while the crew commander was getting all the classified out for inventory the deputy opened the blast door and was putting their bags out into the tunnel junction.  The deputy was startled by the firecrackers and cracked his head open on the low ceiling and knocked himself out....bleeding all over the floor.  The Crew Commander, wondering what was taking his deputy so long to put the bags in the TJ went to check on him and saw him laying in a pool of blood and hearing what sounds like gunshots.  He immediately pulls his weapon and takes cover behind one of the shock isolators at the back of the capsule and calls upstairs to declare a security situation.

     By this time, the relief crew are laughing about the firecrackers, come out of the elevator and see the deputy lying in a pool of blood, and the Crew Commander taking cover at the back of the capsule with his weapon drawn.  They thing the Crew Commander has lost it, shot his deputy and is ready to kill them as well, so they retreat to try and get out!

     After everything was resolved and medical attention was administered, a formal review recommended that crew members no longer be allowed to carry weapons.

Tell anyone who has pulled missile crew duty in the USAF and they would all tell you either story is completely plausible.  Especially because a two-star general told the more fantastical story!

Anyway, I highly doubt we're ever getting the Tonnika sisters.  It would've happened by now.

I'm still a little surprised that Hasbro would put the Cantina behind a Haslab pay wall.  And I'm seriously wondering if this situation might evolve into something like the Jabba's Palace sales model.  Could that be the reason behind the delay?

I was thinking something similar.  It was rumored that they were going to offer the Jabba set as a Haslab, but then went the preorder route.  Possibly something similar could be going on here.

Dabney Coleman has passed away.

Mine showed up today.

I haven't opened the package yet, but it's exactly what I expected it to be.  Three cool astromechs and a repacked Ahsoka.

Man, Hasbro's marketing department is an absolute clown show!  Patrick probably had a good laugh about this one at least.

As far as the set.  I do like it, looks fairly modular and should be able to fit on a shelf easy enough.  Wonder what the offerings will be with this one and a $100 difference between basic and deluxe?  What's going on there???

While I doubt they'll ever get made, if they were going to make the Tonnika Sisters, it would come in this set.

Disney Parks Droid Factory / Re: 2024 Droid Factory TC-14
« on: May 8, 2024, 05:28 PM »
I'm headed to Galaxy's Edge this weekend, I'll keep an eye out for this one.

Disney Parks Droid Factory / Re: 2024 Droid Factory TC-14
« on: May 4, 2024, 11:07 PM »
I'm hoping to get this one from Galaxy's Edge next weekend.

TV-9D9 / Re: Bad Batch (Disney+)
« on: May 1, 2024, 04:00 PM »
Saw the finale.  No spoilers -- I am satisfied with what we got.

Looks like we're going to have a little more time to speculate.  Hasbro has just delayed the Haslab reveal.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Tough Times at Hasbro
« on: April 24, 2024, 09:53 AM »
I remember those rumors.  I wonder what that would look like.  TVC would definitely change since they could not use the Kenner logo on the cards...would they even do 3.75" figures???

Kubricks / Re: Star Wars Kubrick collecting and prices
« on: April 24, 2024, 09:51 AM »
As long as you enjoy them they're priceless!

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