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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: TWD-To Read or Not to Read
« on: February 17, 2014, 07:39 PM »
I've started reading them... I'm about 85% finished with the first compendium. I have to say I enjoy the TV show a lot more. The pacing of the comics is much different.  Still it's nice to see a sort of blizzaro TWD universe and stories though.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: February 16, 2014, 11:26 PM »
Fantastic episode tonight. One of my favorite. I was on the edge of the couch the whole time.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: February 9, 2014, 11:27 AM »
How many are still sticking with Agents of Shield? I'm still watching it and I enjoy it. I'm not a huge marvel fanboy but it seems like they are trying to start to introduce more Marvel characters (Deathlok?).  I hope it keeps up as it seems like it could be a good vehicle to keep the marvel machine rolling.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: X-Men/Wolverine Movies
« on: January 28, 2014, 01:37 PM »
I was curious about that too, and had to look it up.  His hands/claws are apparently chopped off in 2013's "The Wolverine."  The healing factor causes the claws to regrow, but just as bone instead of the admantium coated originals.

I just went to Google too to try and look this up.  I sort of remember that now in the Wolverine Movie... I didn't love that particular incarnation of the franchise so I must have just erased it from my memory :)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: X-Men/Wolverine Movies
« on: January 28, 2014, 01:30 PM »
 my question is then on the pic of old "future" wolverine why does he have adamantium claws back? interesting.

As someoneo who casually follows the movies and then subsequently forgets all the details... when did Wolverine lose his claws? 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: January 10, 2014, 05:03 PM »
So I downloaded the Compendium Vol 1 on iTunes over the weekend and I've been reading through it.   I'm taking my time and reading the equivalent of a couple issues each day - I'm somewhere around 250 pages (out of the 1000) through the first compendia The one thing that has really surprised me so far was the general "pace" of the stories.  If feels like they are rushing through things very quickly compared to the "plodding" that seems to happen on the TV series.   So far at least, I find the TV series much more compelling.  I just don't feel like I'm able to feel the aingst of the characters in the books (at least so far).   I'm also shocked at some of the abruptness of the characters (again compared to the television interpretations), especially in the parts around the groups introduction to the farm and Hershel and his family.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: January 6, 2014, 05:55 PM »
So I'm thinking about starting to read the graphic novel series. I was pursuing the iTunes book store no saw that they have the compendiums as eBooks. One of the things that didn't appeal to me about the graphic novels was the size to store then all. The iTunes version solves that issue!  I downloaded the sample (first 80 pages or so) and it seems like a good way to read these.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: December 20, 2013, 09:55 AM »
No, it actually was an honest question, but I think Greg answered it nicely in his post (thanks). I do recall there being some modification of the Azog character but I didn't pick up on how Bolg related to that. I won't even get into Fimbul and Yazneg.

Ah, I didn't see Greg's earlier answer too...  but yep, that's what's been speculated.  I think once the PJ decided that he needed a more intimidating Azog and went the CGI route then the design for Bolg (his son) needed to change as well.  Also in the original two part story, Azog wasn't even going to be the main Orc bad guy - this was supposed to be Bolg.  If fact, originally Bolg was the orc stationed at Dol Guldor with the "Legions"... this all go turned around when PJ decided to expand to 3 movies and inserted Azog as the main baddy. So Azog ends up in Dul Guldor and Bolg is sent out to do the dirty work.

Since Azog was added about 5 weeks before the movie was released (or so the says the internet speculation) then all the merchandisers were left with a toy (old Bolg) that was actually only added in a flashback scene to the Battle of Azanulbizar.  Look closely and you can see young Dwalin killing this character.

There was also a change to the Smaug design... originally he was a four legged / two winged dragon and then was later changed to be the "integrated" wing/leg design we have now.  I believe this even changed from the Theatrical release of AUJ and the Extended Edition DVD/Blu release.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: December 20, 2013, 07:44 AM »

Why does my Bolg action figure look nothing like the guy in the movie?

Is that rhetorical sarcasm or an honest question?  If its an honest why I can fill in some of the details from what I've read online about the Bolg switcheroo.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: December 13, 2013, 04:08 AM »
Good stuff.... Enjoyed the midnight show a lot but I'm getting too old for this foolish behavior.

1:6 Scale Figures and Collectibles / Re: 1/6 Luke & Taun-Taun
« on: December 11, 2013, 07:33 AM »
At those prices, it better smell like a Taun Taun both on the outside and on the inside!

1:6 Scale Figures and Collectibles / Re: 1/6 Luke & Taun-Taun
« on: December 9, 2013, 09:10 AM »
So... how much is this bad boy gonna cost??

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: December 3, 2013, 05:00 PM »
It's compelling to the show runners though because it's much easier to keep the costs down when you only have to pay a handful of the "name" actors each episode.

I hadn't thought of that angle... that is a shame if that drives the story.  But it does make sense.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: December 3, 2013, 04:07 PM »
I suspect it will probably take a couple episodes into the spring season before the group finds themselves together again.   Sory of like when the scattered after the farm burned down.   Some part of the group will probably meet the new characters being introduced too (Abraham ? I think that was his name) before the group is reunited.

I hope they aren't split for too long though as I don't like the disjointed series of skipping whole character groups for entire episodes like was common with Woodbury last year and the Govenor episodes this year.

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