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Messages - McMetal

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: September 25, 2017, 03:26 PM »
So is this show moving to a streaming-only platform after broadcasting the first couple episodes?  I'm confused why people who have cable TV are complaining about signing up for a service.

Yes, after the first episode.

Apparently in every other country it's available via Netflix, except Canada where it is airing on their equivalent of Sy-Fy.

Streaming-only + underpants + ??? = profit

 ???

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: September 25, 2017, 08:56 AM »
I liked it overall, but I am not a die hard Trekkie. A two hour premier probably would have been a little more engaging. Still baffles me they would throw all that money into a show most people will not even be able to watch.

I wasn't crazy about Abe Sapien's character, or the weird blue guy on the bridge. With so many established races to choose from, I fail to see the need to keep inventing new ones, but SW does the same shtick.

I did love the weird guy with the computer terminal head. That would make an awesome action figure.

I was hoping we would get to meet the other guy who looks like, and maybe is,  the dude who played Lucius Malfoy.

They should re-run the whole thing next summer on regular TV. I'd watch more but no way I'm paying for this.

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The Force Awakens / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: September 23, 2017, 04:20 PM »
I picked up five Jedha Revolt sets today at Walmart for $5 a pop. I tried but could not talk myself out of it.  ;)

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 2017 HASCON 6" Captain Rex
« on: September 22, 2017, 11:17 AM »
Got my shipping notice!  ;D

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ugh, the parade of ignominious Walgreens runs is upon us.  :-\

Probably my least favorite store next to Gamestop to hunt. So many damning glances from cashiers when you walk in and out in two minutes...

I would like to know if these are being found on the regular toy aisles or if they are being hidden on endcaps around the store as they are wont to do.

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 2017 HASCON 6" Captain Rex
« on: September 21, 2017, 09:23 AM »
Got my order confirmation finally...just waiting on the shipping notice now. The last 2 orders I placed with them got here the following day, so fingers crossed.

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Disney Parks Droid Factory / Re: 2017 Droid Factory C1-10P "Chopper"
« on: September 20, 2017, 11:42 PM »
I'd buy a handful of him in the imperial deco.

This!

I can't believe Hasbro never gave us that easy repaint, I have been wanting one forever.

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 2017 HASCON 6" Captain Rex
« on: September 20, 2017, 10:19 AM »
Got him!!!  ;D

2-2 this Fall...unbelievable.


I had to bail out on my laptop and switch over to my trusty iPad in the middle of checkout, but luckily I was logged in and ready to rock on both devices so it was a smooth transition.

Hope everyone else gets theirs!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Toys R Us (Or: Die, Dinosaur, Die!)
« on: September 19, 2017, 10:14 AM »
They did indeed file for Bankruptcy yesterday right here in my hometown of Richmond, VA.  :D

Long, slow death spiral sounds about right to me. I have been reading a lot of articles on this lately and there just does not seem to be any clear path to restoring financial stability.

It would be heard enough to sustain their business in the current retail climate to begin with, much less saddled with 7+ BILLION dollars of debt that they didn't even incur - thanks to vultures like Bain Capital. Good luck digging out of that hole.

I would be sad to see them go, so many great childhood memories, and a few adult ones too. But given the choice I would never shop there because its such a horrible experience. Everything is overpriced, their "sales" are terrible, they refuse to offer decent clearance prices, there's always a huge line with 1 person working checkout, etc etc. At least Walmart and Target have self check-out.

Hurry up and get those Ackbar and Rey exclusives out!

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"Repo Man's got all night, every night!"

"He had a gun on me, Duke, there was nothing I could do."

 :( :'(

Literally one of my favorite actors ever. Guy had major roles in 2 of my Top 5 all time movies - Repo Man and Escape from New York. And Alien is close behind. And The Godfather II. And Red Dawn. That dude was in practically everything. And was great.

Sadness...

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Yep, I hit two of our remaining stores last week and saw Ben, Leia, AT-AT Driver, Sabine and Snowtrooper. No sign of you know who. Cool that they are getting stuff though...

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Rogue One / Re: Taking Back Our Hobby
« on: September 15, 2017, 08:53 AM »
That was beyond asinine and another great example of why both he and that site JUST PLAIN SUCK.

When he brought the Nazis and alt-right into it, his agenda became pretty clear. That pathetic idiot has serious emotional problems.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: MOTU
« on: September 12, 2017, 09:16 AM »
I had a nearly complete collection of all the figures prior to the TV show coming on, which really killed my interest after awhile. I dumped them all at my local comic shop a few years ago in an impulsive move. I sometimes regret it, but they did take up a lot of space.

Super7 is doing some amazing stuff with the new figures I think, both scales. It's just not a property that tempts me anymore.

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You stay up late, dude!  ;D

It's my understanding that there actually are squads of Executioners, maybe not hundreds, but definitely more than one. So that one is probably ok to army build.

It seems the Praetorian Guards though, unlike the ERG's, are actually individualized, both in armor and weapons, so that one might be more of a stretch to buy multiples. But don't let that stop you! You can always customize...

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Yeah, they just seem to be throwing them out there regardless of what older stuff is on the pegs. I've also seen a few extras on the tops of the shelves too.

I was able to pick up a full set of 4 of these today, no issues ringing up so they must have fixed the computer glitch or whatever.

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