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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS)
« on: May 23, 2017, 01:35 PM »
What the heck is she holding?  It looks like a javelin from Game of Thrones.  Maybe she got her photo shoots mixed up.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: May 21, 2017, 02:05 PM »
Saw it with the boys this weekend.  Not as good as the first one, but still relatively entertaining.  Agreed the movie is at its best when they're all together, so splitting them up halfway through kind of hurt the last half of the movie.

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: May 19, 2017, 04:40 PM »
Saw a lot of the Summer 2017 LEGO Star Wars sets at TRU today. Vader's Transformation, Rathtar Escape, Tracker I, Buildable Scout Trooper w/Speeder Bike

Holy crap.  Didn't we just get a whole slew of new Lego sets just a couple of months ago?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How Many States Have You Been To?
« on: May 19, 2017, 02:09 PM »
I'm stoked for this trip.  Its been towards the top of my ultimate vacations list for quite a awhile.

Taking the kids or no kids?

Taking the kids (and going with 70 year old in-laws) which shouldn't be too bad unless people get sea sick.  Kids are old enough to do most things I would want to do anyhow, and there will be more riding than hiking to wear them out.  In a few years they'll be old enough to do some really adventurous vacations, which are more my style.  I'm not a sit on the beach kind of vacationer.  Give me some history to see or some awesome national park to hike through.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How Many States Have You Been To?
« on: May 19, 2017, 01:43 PM »
Where in Alaska are you going Dave?  I lived near Fairbanks for a little over 3 years when I was stationed at Eielson.  I'd love to go back sometime!

I've been to every state with the exception of North Dakota and Oregon.

Doing a Vancouver to Whittier (Alaska) cruise, followed by a few days in Denali, and then fly out of Anchorage.  No Fairbanks.

I'm stoked for this trip.  Its been towards the top of my ultimate vacations list for quite a awhile.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How Many States Have You Been To?
« on: May 18, 2017, 11:53 PM »
Cool thread.

Down to five:
- North Dakota
- Alaska
- Idaho
- Utah
- New Mexico

I'll cross Alaska off the list this summer.

With all the travel I've done for work I still can't believe I've never been to Utah or New Mexico.  And I've been within 30 miles of ND a few times, but never quite made it across the border.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: May 18, 2017, 01:48 PM »
Was flipping channels the other night and caught Star Trek Insurrection for the first time.  Wow was that movie a snooze with crappy effects.  No better than an average ST:TNG episode.

Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: Recent Purchases
« on: May 17, 2017, 05:14 PM »
My nine year old read it and loved it.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Rumors
« on: May 15, 2017, 12:18 PM »
While reorganizing my 6" figure display this weekend I realized what huge holes exist in this line.  I was organizing by PT, OT, ST and realized there is absolutely no love for the prequels with this line. 

If you don't count Yoda, Chewie, R2 and those characters that were in the PT and the OT, and don't count the five different flavors of generic rainbow clone troopers, there are five actual figures from these movies.  Obi-Wan, Anakin, Darth Maul, Jango Fett, and Commander Cody.

I've haven't collected every last variation, but I've got nearly every one made and that is 84 6" figures.  So 10 figures from the PT, and 74 figures from the OT, TFA, and RO.

While I'm in general agreement that the PT is the least interesting, I can't believe there is no Padme.  That makes no sense.  And there are some solid tier 2 characters that would make decent figures - General  Grievous, Droideka, Count Dooku, Royal Guard, Mace Windu and a bunch of the main Jedi, etc.

The Force Awakens / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: May 11, 2017, 12:21 PM »
I haven't been toy hunting as much lately due to the futility, but stopped at Target last night to get some mother's day cards and swung through the SW aisle and was surprised/annoyed/curious that they still had so much TFA stuff on the pegs at normal retail prices.  They had a couple pegs of 3.75 TFA peg warmers as well as the $20 vehicle assortments (never did see the Rogue One assortments at Target).

Target is usually the most aggressive and sensible about clearing out old stock, so it really makes me wonder what is going on with these SKUs and why they have let them sit there for over a year and a half.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ads, Sponsors, & JediDefender
« on: May 8, 2017, 07:29 PM »
I can handle the random price differences with EE, but get frustrated with their high shipping charges.  For some of the companies I've worked for I've seen the corporate shipping rates with UPS and EE isn't likely paying more than $5 to ship a standard sized package.  Its pretty hard to keep shipping under $12 with EE.

So Disney owns Marvel, and Disney owns Star Wars.  So maybe some big shot at Disney/Marvel/Star Wars twisted a few arms at Hasbro to get the poll to work out in their favor for some free cross promotion.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: May 8, 2017, 11:52 AM »
My favorite is that they're always driving around on heavily wooded rural roads, and there is never a tree, branch, or even stick in the road they've got to stop and move out of the way.  And as they're wandering around the grass in yards and city areas is always relatively short instead of the the two foot long grass it should be.

Is it still true that we're going to get the new 6" figures (Jawa, Tusken, DSC) from this wave in normal red boxes later?

Any The Beatles fans out there?  Awesome A New Hope themed parody remake of The Beatles entire Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band.  Really clever and well done.

Article on how two guys spent five years working on this.  Wow.

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