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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: September 19, 2017, 10:21 AM »
It is more expensive, but I'd counter that I have a lot more disposable income these days too.  Beyond increasing wages, I'm buying a lot less toys with each passing year.  Comics take up very little space as well, so neither of those are big factors for me.  I just don't like what they're doing with the characters and stories.  The continuity is all shot to hell at Marvel (and DC from what I hear), and there's too much emphasis on "look at the big spread picture we drew" versus " think about the interesting twists and relationships in the stories we're building."  When I look back on some of favorite comics, it wasn't the art that blew me away, it was the story.  Stark losing everything due to alcoholism, Pym's insecurities causing the birth of Ultron and getting him kicked off the team, Hawkeye & Cap's debates about what's best for the team, the weird love triangle with Scarlet Witch, Wonderman, and Vision.  I even really liked Rhodey taking over the Iron Man armor (gasp a Black Iron Man!), but now that's all they can come up with.  Loki's reborn as a woman, then as a kid.  Iron Man goes on a crusade to prevent anyone from using his tech...except a black college girl.  Cap was a secret agent for Hydra all these years.  Thor's a chick.  Wolverine's a chick.  Hawkeye's a chick.   It's so utterly disappointing when they could be doing so much more. 

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: September 18, 2017, 12:01 PM »
I'm contemplating cancelling.  I haven't even opened my last 4 shipments and am pretty disappointed at the storylines Marvel's been pushing lately.  Evil Cap, Lady Thor, Black Teen Iron Man, Black Spidey...I get adding some diverse characters, but its gotten pretty ridiculous.  If they're so gung ho to eliminate any presence of white men, then I'll help them out by eliminating my subscriptions. 

I'd like to continue on with Star Wars and Transformers, but that's just a gateway to hop back on board with Marvel at some point.

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I am loving these. Love the logos for the ST and Snoke is a nice surprise.

+1  I'm so excited for the return of the vintage line.

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: TRU 6" Rey with Crait Base
« on: September 8, 2017, 05:33 PM »
Does anyone know if the figure itself is any different between the "With base" releases and the standard versions?  Probably worth getting anyway for the improved accessories, but just curious.

I should have been more specific in my question.  Is the figure any different or is it just the soft goods and accessories?  I did look at the pics and can't really distinguish the fancier paint apps.  Guess I don't have an eye for that sort of thing.  Moot point I suppose as I'm a sucker for any variation and the accessories alone are enough to warrant one of each.

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: TRU 6" Rey with Crait Base
« on: September 8, 2017, 12:01 PM »
Does anyone know if the figure itself is any different between the "With base" releases and the standard versions?  Probably worth getting anyway for the improved accessories, but just curious.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: JediDefender Fantasy Football
« on: September 7, 2017, 10:03 AM »
I'm a little puzzled by what Yahoo might be doing with the Tampa Bay and Miami teams/players in terms of statistics.  Their game has been postponed due to Hurricane Irma, and will probably be rescheduled for their bye week (both teams had the same bye week).  But TB and MIA players are being listed for the week with 0 points, as if they game has already been played.  That's kind of messed up for anyone who was planning on starting players from either team.

I was curious how this was going to work on all the sites.  Might need the commish to do some adjustments.  Hopefully people get those players out of their lineups before anything gets locked down.

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Weird. 

Just got off the phone with HTS.com and they were "holding my order due to the high dollar value" ($317 for two Landspeeders and Thrawns).  They didn't send an e-mail or try and reach out to me, so I'm not sure how long they were planning on holding my order.

After verifying my info they promised they would ship it tomorrow.

I guess I've never ordered this much from HTS.com at one time before, but I'm sure I've broken $200 before without a problem.

That's an odd policy.  You'd think they would move faster with more expensive orders to make sure they don't lose them.  It does make you wonder how it would have unfolded if you hadn't called.  Glad to hear its still going through!

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Now I'm getting worried.  You guys got yours delivered in one day, and mine hasn't even shipped yet.   I'm gonna have to call HTS tomorrow.   :'(

Oh crap.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: JediDefender Fantasy Football
« on: September 1, 2017, 10:43 AM »
Given my recent history, maybe an autodraft would give my team a boost.  Good luck everyone!

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The DC studio execs must sit around a large conference table, try to figure out the absolute worst course of action they could do....and then decide to do that.

I have visions of a board meeting where they agree to these ideas, then the top brass goes around the corner and takes off their masks to reveal that they're actually the Marvel Execs.  OR maybe its the Skrulls...

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This is just poor planning.  They're finally getting some traction on connected movies, but decide that their next endeavors will be disconnected?  Why?  It's so easy to just throw a little connecting point in these movies to make them all build into one larger story.  This is one of the things people love about the Marvel movies.  The Hulk movie wasn't very good, but having Stark show up in a tiny scene made it so much better.  So much wasted opportunity here.  They could have tied the movies to the TV shows and easily brought in a Flash, Black Canary, Green Arrow that people were familiar with.  If for no other reason than getting movie goers to go check out the TV stuff.  It's like each of these projects is run as a competitor to other DC projects, so they can't possibly work to help each other out.  If they're going after stand alone movies, then give us something new like Teen Titans. 

Whoever's making these decisions does not have a clue about what their fans actually want.

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What's a "K-Mart"?  Sounds exclusive.

Ha, I remember hearing about that store from old people.  I think it was maybe like a Woolworth's?  Or like a Kaybee Toys, but with more than toys? 

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I think they would have to use Ewan and focus on the timeline between E3 and E4.  He's already fairly young in TPM, so I think they would need to recast him if they went the Young Obi-Wan route.  Not a fan of that. 

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The Last Jedi / Re: TLJ 3.75" First Order Playset?
« on: August 14, 2017, 10:45 AM »
Wow.  Not sure I would pay $100 for this.  It's going to have to have more features than what I've seen or a really nice discount to end up in my house...

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The Force Awakens / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: August 11, 2017, 01:07 PM »
I'll have to look around tomorrow maybe.  Those 4packs went fast at $13.

I was only buying for the pilot but wow they were here then gone.  I would like a couple more 5poa Cassian figures maybe if prices are right.
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You know, my store had three of those four packs and I passed on them since I was buying up so many other extras.  That would be a good set to get dupes of though with a spare Two Tubes and Tank Driver.   :-\

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