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Sounds good to me.  Kip mentioned Brewstone as well, so I guess that's what I'm pushing for.  I'll be at the show in the afternoon.

Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars comics
« on: December 4, 2013, 01:15 PM »
Did a pretty decent job in 2013 filling in some of the holes in the SW comic collection.

Down to pretty much needing only the vintage Ewoks #10 comic to complete.  It's not even that much, just trying to snag cheap.

Was able to snag the rest of the Droids and Ewoks I needed, the vintage 3D #2 and #3 I needed. As far as modern, I really only needed a few versions like a few Tales photo cover variants.  Grabbed Tales #9 photo variant just last week.

Good year for plugging some holes in the collection.  Might go to work on those SW cereal and various food boxes next.

Fun stuff, and not really emptying the wallet as in decades past.  :) 

Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars NASCAR collectibles
« on: December 4, 2013, 01:11 PM »
There's a lot of different packaging especially for the EP II car.  The "Hot wheels" size cars come in a blister card with a Jeff Gordon card, a small box, the "Cheerios" versions, an "in the pits" blister card, etc.  It's kinda fun to collect these.

Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars Posters
« on: December 4, 2013, 01:02 PM »
Exclusive PharMor store promo VHS release 4ft. X 3 ft. autographed by about 42 OT original cast members.

* There have been a couple additions since the photo.
* Shannon Baksa is the only non-OT autograph
* Exception being Hal Wamsley/Jawa, which there seems to be the onging he's a fake, no he's not, yes he is argument, which even if it turns out he is...still seems to have found his way into SW lore.

We doing Brewstone again for dinner Fri night????

Conventions / Re: Pittsburgh's "Steel City Con" Toy & Collectible Show
« on: November 22, 2013, 12:27 PM »
Gonna try and make it out, possibly Friday.  May just do dinner with te guys on Fri ad hit the show Sat.  ??? always a last min. decision.  Looking forward to another Star Wars autograph, and also yet another Walking Dead autograph on my original AMC Season 1 poster.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: October 14, 2013, 01:09 PM »
My 5 Below in the waterworks/Fox Chapel plaza (pittsburgh) has both the Commander Fox wave and the Malgus wave.  Picked up all but Malgus (gone).

Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: Star Wars
« on: February 14, 2013, 11:46 AM »
On an actual Star Wars comics topic.  I picked up SW ongoing issue #2 this week.  Cover art is just absolutely fantastic, still haven't had a chance to read it.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: February 14, 2013, 11:38 AM »
Disney is now in the works to buy AMC... in the season finale I heard Boba Fett is rumored to swoop in and take everyone out!

The Vintage Collection / Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« on: February 13, 2013, 04:59 PM »
The more I think about it...I think were SW kinda ran into it's own dilema is that I would say that Eveyone agrees the OT was just phenominal.  On the other hand, the Prequels were received with mixed reviews. 

That said, we have people that have been arond for 30+ years now and we've lived though the same fiures over and over and over. So, if you'regoing to be bringing out the OT all over a gain for the 67 and a half time...I just see where the novelty eventually wears off somewhat.  Even if you're thatdie hard OT guy and an eternal optimist you can only see 634 different (and same) versions of Han Solo released over 30+ years before you say oh great...another han.

As as the prequel characters..even though they've only been out for about 14 years o so.. still I think you can only see Obi-Wan i his brow tunic so many times before you say...great ANOTHER Obi Wan.  3 3/4", 6", 12" 8 1/2"...whatever.  As bad as the companies are for churning out product over and over and over again...they became their worst enemies.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: February 12, 2013, 10:39 AM »
I caught the Hines Ward moment.  Pretty cool, ad neatto see him get in there.  I was listening to a few minutes of my local news this morning and they mentioned that T-Dog was an old teamate of Hine's and supposedly helped get him into that cameo.

Pretty neat.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: February 11, 2013, 01:31 PM »
A) The Hines Ward came was just great!
B) I would have rather seen daryll have to knock the guy out and as the guy falls, have the loded crossbow pop up in the air, he catches it, spins and nails a walker.  vs. just grabbing it off of him.  It still works as sort of a "gimme that" moment and all, but I thought it could have been a little better.

Good epsiode, sets a lot of things up for the season.


Lots of missed moments...

Personally, I would heve liked to see the Prequels start with Attack of the clones.  Maybe just take Maul from TPM and stick him in the first movie. 

They could have dove into more of the Jedi. Specifcally Obi-Wan..would have likd to see his development even more.  Only a few minutes of them battling the droids wasn't enough.  Missed diving into the main characters themselves.  They almost seemed like a simple background character themselves.

Clones...more of the battles.  Also wold have liked to see more prototype moments similar to when we see the plas for th Death Star.

More linking the OT to te prequels..  Woul have liked to see more tim spent on places like Alderaan...give you mor to go on, and more to feel for the people of the planet when it was destroyed in the original movie.  Tie it in more somehow.  Also, would hae liked tosee more of te beginnings of the Reellion...they could have done more vs. deleting the scenes showing it more as an underground movement.

I think they shoud have started out showing ho the Galaxy was at peace and was flourishing before the politcs came in and the Clone Wars ravaged everything.  They kind of dive into the politics, ad yo never got a full feeling everythig was great before the Empire and bad after.  They missed showing the big picture to dive into the small stories of too many characters.

I love anything Star Wars, and to me even BAD star Wars is better than 95% of what Hollwood is churning out these days.

I call them good movies, that could have been done much much better.

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Rumor: No more 3D Prequel Releases?
« on: February 5, 2013, 12:02 PM »
As much as I think I would have enjoyed the 3D moves...

I'm kinda flip flopping my answer around.  On  positive note, by " postponing " the 3D movies, I'm hoping the break in the action will have audiences craving a new Star Wars movie even more!

5 3D movies put out in just 2 years may dilute the anticipation a bit???  I think this makes it even more of an "event" than it does "just aother movie".

We'll see.


Star Wars Universe / Re: Star Wars Movie Spin-Offs?
« on: February 5, 2013, 09:44 AM »
Maybe I'm in the inority here, but I really don't want stand alone movies that tell a characters background.  I fee we're walking in to a bit of trap with this one (wheres Ackbar when you need him?) 

Hollywood seems to be in this preqel kick, and I don't know where or why everyone is hangng thier hats onbackstories,but somewhere someone is going to figure out that it takes away from the suspense of the movie.  If we get any stand alones, I want it wth figures aht are developing the story, not retelling it.

I think you'll see all the hype for EP VII becasue we al wantto know whats going to happen AFTER ROTJ not before it.

I think this is why we all go to see SW prequels and LOTR prequels, bu come out wiht a half empt feeling... nomatter HOW god the films actuall are.

Suspese, anticipation, shock, wonder...all this, while not entirely being taenaway, is somewhat diminished, so you're setting the bar for the fans a little lower right from the start.

New stuff new stories, lets move frward not backwards.

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