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I took advantage of the sales this weekend at GameStop and picked up Republic Commando Fixer.  It's pretty laughable though that a $19 Black Series figure now seems like a good deal.

I bought like ten figures from that sale and was thinking what an amazing deal I got spending under $200.   ::)

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: Target Black Series 6" Andor Figures
« on: November 29, 2022, 12:36 PM »
I received the Ferrix Trooper and Tibidon Obi-Wan today from Target. Still waiting on the Shoretrooper…

Ha - I got the Obi and Shoretrooper, but am waiting on the Trooper.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: November 29, 2022, 12:36 PM »
I haven't caught all of this series yet, but appreciate the breakdown.  I'm more interested to see it now after hearing others' thoughts.  I personally think too many movies and TV shows jump through scenes too quickly to advance the plot.  For example, the old "Luke staring at the sunset" in ANH is one of my favorite scenes of all time.  That tension between following your dreams versus your responsibilities and family commitments is just so well done.  We don't get a lot of that kind of art nowadays and I find myself wishing some scenes would just slow down to show how a character is really feeling versus racing to the next plot point.  However, if the scenes are just extended as time filler or to linger on the lighting elements a little longer, that isn't really getting to what I want either.  If it isn't building on the character's thoughts and feelings to make us care more about them and what they're going through, then it's just extra wasted time.  Hoping to catch up over the break to see how GOTHOTD compares.

Got an amazing deal at Gamestop today.  Their pre-black Friday event is 25% off all collectibles and figures if you buy their Gamestop bag for $5.  I grabbed the Holiday Wookie, Gaming Greats Battle Droid, RC-1140, RC-1207, KX Security Droid, Riot Scout Trooper, and 2x Coin Collection Tusken exclusives - all for about $20 or less each.  Also nabbed a handful of clearance figures including some TVC - all clearance is 50% off the marked price.

Disney Parks Droid Factory / Re: 2022 Droid Factory C1-940
« on: November 9, 2022, 06:12 PM »
Do I want this? I don't know if I want this.

I'm hopeful this refresh wave has a different assortment where the previous "rares" are now the common ones.

Wish in one hand, **** in the other.  See which one fills up first.   ;)

Anyone end up with spares of these?  I'm in the market for a few more...

Kenner Retro Collection / Re: 2022 Kenner Retro Collection - Kenobi
« on: September 26, 2022, 12:07 AM »
I preordered these from Amazon and EE.  They shipped in multiple shipments and most were pretty banged up.  Pretty common to find them at Targets near me now and I've piecemealed a decent set of them together, returning the mail order ones to Target just because it's so much easier.

Kenner Retro Collection / Re: 3rd Party Kenner Retro-Style Toys
« on: September 26, 2022, 12:05 AM »
Got my vintage style Slave Leia from Stan Solo and it looks amazing.  Pricey for sure, but these guys got it to my house in like 48 hours.  I'd order from them again - maybe when I get my annual bonus from work...

Collections / Re: Dave's Backlit Death Start Display Case
« on: August 22, 2022, 04:18 PM »
Love it!  Great displays and scenes and the backdrop is amazing.  Now go build the second one on the right, which should prominently feature the Imperial Shuttle.  ;)

So, has it occurred to anyone at Hasbro that they could help save the environment through other means like lifting minimum order quantities, providing group shipping instead of a box per figure, setting up a subscription figure service, etc?  I have to think that reducing transportation waste, extra packaging, consumer gas costs, etc. would do a lot more than eliminating a plastic window.

In Stock.

Thanks for the link - they are back in stock right now.  Limit of one though, so if you don't have a membership you're paying $44 after shipping and tax. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Stranger Things - Netflix
« on: July 15, 2022, 05:14 PM »
Also, I'm curious about why they needed Vecna's portals to create armageddon.  What ever happened to the portals that the Demogorgon created when it kidnapped Will or Barb, or the ones in the field that Hopper went in?  Were they closed?  If not, they obviously did not count in regard to bringing the Upside Down Rightside Up.  I guess I really need to rewatch the previous seasons again.

The "mother gate" from S1 and larger Tunnel Gate from S2 are shut down by 11 at the end of S2. The Demogorgon creates temporary gates that the wiki describes as dimension wounds that heal on their own.  Kind of like how Marvel characters open up portals to travel elsewhere, but they don't last forever like a Stargate.  I'm guessing the captured ones in Russia don't make gates to escape, because they're not in Hawkins anymore.  Along the same lines, the Russians tried to open a gate at Kamchatka but failed due to lack of power or the dimensional walls being stronger everywhere else but Hawkins.  The Starcourt Gate is closed when Joyce blows up the Russian Gate-Making-Machine, and I think that's all of them until Vekna starts opening the curse gates.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The MCU post Endgame.
« on: July 15, 2022, 04:58 PM »
I haven't gotten to Thor yet, too, but am curious to see how it is.

I wasn't very impressed with it.  There's a lot of forced humor and they've sacrificed the story for the sake of scoring woke points.  The whole Zeus plotline was worse than Canto Bight terrible.

We really enjoyed the first four episodes of Ms. Marvel as a family, then forgot all about it when we went on vacation.  I expected to not like it at all and don't like the comic character, so it beat my low expectations I guess.

Also checked out the new Thor L&T last week.  Consensus from the group I went with was a 7 out of 10.  The bad guy could have been badder, some of the plot elements like Zues and Korg were pretty dumb (I'm just a face!), and it felt like a teen romance at times despite Jane and Thor being much older and serious in prior films.  I did enjoy the goats and there were a lot of laughs, but it makes Ragnarok look like a serious drama in comparison.  I thought there'd be more material with the Guardians - if Guardians III hasn't been derailed I wonder if we'd have gotten a fun Guardians/Thor ride that this film could have better connected to and built off of.  As it is, it felt like I missed a couple of issues of a comic somewhere between this and Endgame.

It's a good popcorn flick, but like other Phase 4 material it doesn't seem to carry the importance or tie-ins with the larger story that made the earlier Marvel stuff so successful.  In my opinion, they've got way too many different unanswered plot lines dangling out there for most people to keep straight (or care about).  I can't tell if the Avengers are still around, what's going on with all the characters from the TV shows (Falcon, Winter Soldier, White Vision, Hawkeye(s), Moon Knight, Ms Marvel, etc.  What's going on with the celestials from Eternals and what are Fury and the Skrulls doing?  Are Hulk, Ant Man, Wasp, Captain Marvel, War Machine, Photon, etc. all just going on solo adventures or taking a break?  Dr. Strange helped clean up the Wanda Vision plot, but now I'm not even sure if all these stories are from the same dimension.  And where does venom fit in if at all?  It's crazy to think Fantastic Four and X-Men are coming somehow too.  I'm a die hard Marvel fan, but it's almost too many different stories now without an Avengers movie helping to anchor the broader story.

Thanks for the link Jeff.  I ordered one set.


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