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I guess the grand unveiling for Episode 7 toys will be at Celebration, which makes sense I suppose. It's just a bummer that all we will probably see at Toy Fair are the same TBS figures that have been shown since SDCC.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: December 24, 2014, 10:54 PM »
I'd leave a neg.  "Shill bidding seller.  Ripped me off!"

Can Ebay penalize you for leaving potentially false feedback? It would suck if Nick leaves a comment like that and somehow ends up having his account banned. I still think contacting ebay is the way to go, only because it would have the least possible backlash.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: December 24, 2014, 12:43 PM »
It definitely sounds like some shill bidding is taking place. Does the seller have any previous auctions with similar bidding activity?

EDIT: I would definitely recommend contacting eBay. Also have you paid for the item yet?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: December 17, 2014, 09:33 AM »
I saw Part 3 last night. It was pretty good, and while nowhere near as good as LOTR it was easily the best of the Hobbit films. Lots of action and a good bit of emotion as expected.

The only thing that bothered me was maybe half of the CGI. Some stuff, like Smaug and Azog, were amazing. Other stuff, like Dain and the Elf army, looked poorly done and stood out like a sore thumb. At some points during the battle sequence I couldn't help but think of the animated Beowulf movie from 2007 as there was so much obvious CGI crowding the frame.

Overall it was a good movie to close out the saga. I still think everything could have been condensed into two films, but it was nice to spend a few extra hours in New Zealand Middle-Earth.

Vintage Trading and Classifieds / WTB: loose Yoda figure
« on: December 5, 2014, 02:04 PM »
I'm looking to buy a loose Yoda figure for one of my cousins as a Christmas gift. He isn't a collector, so condition doesn't have to be perfect. Ideally I'm looking for a figure with minimal paint wear on the face area that includes the cloak and cane for around $15, but there may be a little wiggle room in my budget for a more complete and/or better condition figure. Please PM me if you can help... thanks!


The Sequel Trilogy / Re: The Force Awakens Trailers
« on: November 25, 2014, 12:39 AM »
This seems like a totally strange way to unveil a trailer. It would have been cool if it had been exclusive to some small mom-and-pop theaters for a week, as opposed to select theaters from large chains. I don't think this alienates fans (though initially it seemed like it), since the trailer will soon be released online and shown at all theaters, but it's just a bizarre way to roll it out. It serves no apparent purpose.

Universal's approach with Jurassic World is much more sensible.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars: Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« on: November 18, 2014, 12:11 AM »
I have two of the AT-DPs put together and didn't have any issues with either. Everything fits together tightly and nothing is loose. Either I got lucky with mine, or you got a defective toy Jesse. I can easily see how things could get messed up during production if the pegs are mis-molded or holes drilled too large.

Personally I found the Phantom to be the best out of the three new vehicles, and probably the closest to the pre-2012 offerings. I'd recommend grabbing one if you find it on sale... it's cool for a generic shuttle. I haven't tried putting figures inside yet (or in any of the other Rebels vehicles) so I can't comment on functionality, but it looks pretty good on display.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars: Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« on: November 17, 2014, 12:23 PM »
The Rebels vehicles are really just bigger "versions" of the 2013 vehicle assortment, with the mini-Slave 1 and Jedi Fighters. The same cost-cutting measures are evident, like fewer paint apps, hollow areas, and "lighter" plastic. I'm torn on these vehicles since I would love to see what Hasbro could deliver at a $30+ price, but the $25 or less point is easier on the wallet and still provides a decent toy.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Deluxe Line
« on: November 14, 2014, 05:21 PM »
I could live with the Tauntaun horns, but the unpainted Wampa horns would be a deal breaker for me. Hopefully both undergo some changes to correct paint applications prior to production.

I almost caved on Jaimie, Brienne, and Drogo at Barnes & Noble last week. All of the wave 2 figures looked amazing, and a huge step up from wave 1. I am still holding off on this line though, but if Funko makes a Bronn figure I grab it for sure.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 4, 2014, 09:13 AM »
Who's to say they weren't given food/water?  Unless they stated that and I just don't recall it of course. 

There were some bowls and some food/drink type item near the entrance of the train car in the season 4 finale, so I think they were feeding Glenn and friends something (ensure or powdered milk maybe). It makes sense that the Termites would give their captives something to keep a bit of meat on their bones. I doubt they rushed to feed them again after the gunfight with Rick though.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: November 3, 2014, 09:07 PM »
Giggity!  :D

Seriously considering an Argurts Infantry now for completion's sake.  I have the Sol Commander and I like him more than I imagined.  I'm not a Joe articulation guy, but I'm looking forward to the Bucks Team they're working on too.  They are apparently a full team of figures, so they're a bit more interesting in that regard too.

Army building at the price is unrealistic, but one of each never hurt. ;)

Definitely get an Augurts Jesse... that is one badass figure right there!

I actually ended up selling off (for a pretty penny) the Winged Victory set and Augurts figure shortly after I got them during the summer, just because I was "afraid" of getting sucked into another line. Just last week though I stumbled upon an eBay listing for a Winged Victory set plus an extra Sol Commander for sixty bucks, so I had to pull the trigger on it. With that deal and the upcoming Bucks team and Laurels I may very well stick with the line... this stuff is getting way too cool!

I also got to handle both the Speeder and Quad Eyes at a collector meet-up last month, and I was blown away by both. Online pictures don't do the detailing justice. Those are definitely on my wish list for when I have unlimited cash and display space.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: October 23, 2014, 10:39 AM »
This looks great! I loved the new Iron Man suit!

Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe - The Black Series?
« on: October 22, 2014, 09:02 PM »
I don't necessarily trust the Hisstank rumor for a couple of reasons, but GI Joe 6" seems inevitable at this point with the resurrection of Marvel Legends and popularity of Star Wars Black Series. I'd be interested if the figures have a modern appearance like the Pursuit of Cobra or Sideshow lines. If it ends up being 6" scale classic updates (like 25th Anniversary, only bigger) then I will stay away. IMO it would be a shame to waste the extra detailing that 6" would allow for on outdated 80's looks.

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