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Long shot I know, but is anyone interested in just the girl and the protocol droid and not the astro droid?  I was ready to buy the set, but I just can't bring myself to spend almost $60 for just the astro droid.  If someone's willing to split the set with me, I'll buy it and we'll figure out the details.

Holy ****, that thing is hideous.

Can't wait to add it to the collection.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: April 1, 2018, 12:36 PM »
Depends.  There are a few curse words, including one use of **** and the second key challenge might be a bit intense for her (I don't want to spoil it but it's based on a scary movie).  My twelve year boy jumped a bit.  Other than that, it's similar in action to the MCU movies.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: March 31, 2018, 09:35 PM »
Saw Ready Player One and loved it.  I've read the book twice (finished the second time just last week in anticipation) and while the spirit and general theme of the book is in the movie, there's some drastic changes.  I understand why it was done (who wants to watch two avatars playing Joust and acting out War Games?), but I went in expecting 80s pop culture up the wazoo and that's what I got.  If you're expecting a straight adaptation of the novel, you'll be disappointed.

It'll take a long time to analyze the cameos, references and assorted call outs contained within.  Looking forward to seeing it again.

LEGO / Re: 2017 New UCS Millennium Falcon
« on: December 23, 2017, 08:09 AM »
Lego shop at home had a limited supply in stock yesterday and I managed to grab one.  I was going to wait until I was able to get double VIP points on the purchase, but have jonesing for the set since I finally saw it in person a few weeks back.  So glad I decided to sell off my Marvel Legends and DCUC that paid for this (plus the Silent Mary and a new set of golf clubs  8))

Other Collectibles / Columbia Hoth Jackets
« on: December 6, 2017, 09:15 AM »

Han's jacket's the wrong ******* color  >:(

I like them but not $400 like them.  Can't say I'd wear it skiing either (and this is coming from someone who proudly rocks his Sperry Death Star boat shoes), so these are more of a novelty item for me. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Stranger Things - Netflix
« on: November 7, 2017, 11:38 AM »
Anyone finish season 2 yet?  I thought it was just as great as season 1.  I love the characters, especially the kids and it just hits the right spot for me with the homages to **** I grew up with - Goonies, Aliens, Ghostbusters (poor Winston), Lost Boys, arcades, etc.  Episode 7 was a bit out of place, but I know why it was done and could possibly set up next season as there could potentially be 9 other Elevens/Elles/Janes/008s (although most of the early numbers are probably dead).

And I absolutely loved the Snow Ball scene at the end.  They totally captured what a cheesy middle school dance in the 80s was like (and it certainly brought back some memories).

Hall of Justice / Re: DC Universe Classics
« on: September 3, 2017, 04:42 PM »
Hey guys.  I'm selling off my entire Marvel Legends and DCUC collection.  Take a look at my sale thread at the fwoosh and let me know if you want anything.

There's still a lot of older things not listed yet, so if there's something you want, let me know and I probably have it.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« on: September 3, 2017, 04:42 PM »
Hey guys.  I'm selling off my entire Marvel Legends and DCUC collection.  Take a look at my sale thread at the fwoosh and let me know if you want anything.

There's still a lot of older things not listed yet, so if there's something you want, let me know and I probably have it.

LEGO / Re: 2017 New UCS Millennium Falcon
« on: August 31, 2017, 01:38 PM »
Love it.  As someone who stupidly didn't buy the original UCS Falcon, I'm all over this.  Will wait to double VIP points month, that's basically a "free" $80 to use for another set.  Between now and then, I'll sell off my Marvel Legends collection to try to offset the cost a bit.

Did I miss a previous set - when was that TIE Advanced UCS set in the background of the video released? Never mind, it was released in 2006, which was during my off Lego period.  I didn't start getting back into Lego until the Shuttle Tydrium UCS set was released.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 25, 2017, 08:09 AM »
It did seem like the White Walkers and army of the dead were leaving after Drogon flew away.  Maybe they have a base camp somewhere and the chains were there.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 8, 2017, 08:42 AM »
This post is coming from someone who's read the books, followed up on the R+L=J theory to fully understand it, as well as read multiple forums on other's opinions and thoughts, so there's information below that the show didn't fully touch upon.  If you're thinking about reading the books and don't want to be spoiled, you've been warned.

Jon is 100% Rhaegar and Lyanna's son.  There's no secret R or L to the equation.  Lyanna and Robert were supposed to be married and Robert was all for it as he truly loved Lyanna.  Lyanna wanted nothing to do with it as she knew Robert was a womanizing drunk who would still cheat on her if given the opportunity (and he would have plenty).  Why would Lyanna let Robert dip his wick, produce a son and then tell Ned to lie about it?  It doesn't make any sense.

As to who is the rightful heir, I'm in the opinion that it's Jon.  Rhaegar and Lyanna were gone for almost a year before R rode off to fight against the rebellion and ultimately be slain by Robert.  Targaryens were known to take multiple wives (Aegon the First had two and they started the line when they invaded Westeros).  During that year, I'm of the opinion that R&L secretly got married and produced Jon.  There are hints in the books that point to Jon being a legitimate heir (all assuming R&L were married, of course):

1.  The Kingsguard at the Tower of Joy.  Why would three Kingsguard, including the Lord Commander and possibly the greatest swordsman in the realm in Sir Arthur Dayne be posted there if not to protect royalty?  Remember at this point, Rhaegar had already left to fight in the battles and was known to have died.  Why didn't they go with him initially or why weren't they with Aerys' wife, Viserys and the soon to be born Dany after he died?  At this point, everyone knew it was a real possibility Robert had a chance to win and Aerys could die, so the next in line to the throne would be Viserys, the second born son.  Kingsguard weren't with those three and three Kingsguard wouldn't be left at the ToJ to protect some bastard and the prince's side piece whore.  They were there to protect Jon as the legitimate heir to Prince Rhaegar.

2.  Everyone's thoughts and feelings about Rhaegar (not including Robert as his opinion was skewed because he thought Lyanna was constantly being raped).  Everyone, from Ned to Sir Barristan to Cersei to the common folk had nothing but nice things to say about Rhaegar.  He doesn't seem like the type of person to keep a girl as a side piece to use as he pleased.  I believe he truly loved Lyanna, she him and they were married.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: July 31, 2017, 08:51 AM »

I think it was a mistake to make Dany and Tyrion look so stupid and Cersei and Jamie look like some kind of brilliant strategic masterminds over these first few episodes. It really should have been the opposite based on how they have built those characters up to this point.

Jaime's not dumb and knows strategy, plus he has the best battlefield commander on his side now with Randall Tarly and all his experience.  Cersi's been underestimated since day one and she's still kicking (and eliminated tons of her enemies in the process), so she's obviously doing something right.

Everything Dany's done to this point has been relatively easy for her (gold & ships from Qarth, getting the Unsullied, liberating Slavers Bay, getting the Dothraki on board, etc.), so she needed to be brought down a few pegs and experience losses.  Now that her fleet is toast and two of her allies are dead or soon will be and their armies with them, it's time for her to do what Lady Olenna told her to do (be the dragon) and start ******* the Lannisters' **** up.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« on: May 19, 2017, 08:11 AM »
Jane Thor and Terminator arm Thor are rumored to be in the next Thor wave.  Most likely Bor, Malekith and Ulik are unique to the set (although it's possible Ulik could be the BAF, similar to Abomination in last year's Raft set.  I hope not, I'd rather see Skurge the Executioner).

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A thread about concerts.
« on: May 18, 2017, 01:27 PM »
Damn, I was reviewing the Davidson summer calendar and I have **** ton of concerts coming up:

-Metallica tomorrow
-Violent Femmes and Echo & the Bunnymen 7/15
-Foreigner and Cheap Trick two days later 7/17
-Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 3 days after that 7/20
-Imagine Dragons 10/29 (my oldest son's first concert, will be a birthday gift)

And I'm actively looking for good prices for Billy Joel at Fenway (I drug my wife to both Pearl Jam shows there last summer and kind of have to pay her back) and U2 Joshua Tree tour.

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