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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: X-Men/Wolverine Movies
« on: May 6, 2009, 11:09 PM »
Was Sabertooth ever Wolverine's brother in the comics?  I didn't think that was ever the case.

The Wolverine Origins story is pretty similar to the start of the movie.  I haven't read this in a while, but I think it also hinted that they had the same father, different mom. 



The recent Wolverine comics also suggest that Wolvie, Sabertooth, and other feral marvel heroes are all somehow related to each other through someone called Romulus, but they haven't revealed who this is or what the connection is yet.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Terminator Salvation
« on: May 5, 2009, 11:21 PM »
You missed a dozen posts ago where we demonstrated that the only way Reese gets the photo Sarah has taken at the end of T1 is if she's impregnated by Reese first.  The photo proves Reese was always John Connor's father.

No, I read that, but re-read my last paragraph and see if that makes sense.  Here's a possible "chronology of events"

- Sarah Connor has a baby with some other guy.  Don't know who, don't care.
- Skynet takes over and John Connor grows to become the leader of the human resistance for whatever reason
- Skynet decides to send a T-800 back in time, so Connor sends one of his best men, Kyle Reese to protect him
- Reese travels back in time and impregnates Sarah before she gets pregnant from someone else
- Reese dies, Sarah gets her picture taken and heads off to raise John

At this point, he does not have a picture of her and the future is radically altered.  John is not the man he was from a DNA perspective, but he is prepared from birth to become the leader of the resistance.  Knowing it is his destiny, he makes choices that lead him to the leadership role his previous self discovered more naturally.

- In the future, this different John remains a threat, so Skynet sends a T-800 back in time. 
- At this point, John knows Reese is his father, so he sends Reese back after him.  Again.
- This time, John knows its his dad and he gives Reese the picture.  Maybe this version of John is sentimental because of his different DNA or maybe its just that he now knows its his dad or maybe he just didn't have a picture of his mom in the initial timeline because that John didn't know what was coming.

This is the point at which we see Terminator 1.  From this point on, there is no reason for anything to change.  Reese has the picture, saves Sarah, dies.  John is born, becomes the leader, knows Reese is the father, gives him the picture, sends him back in time with the picture.  Its an endless loop from that point that has no reason to change unless something else in the timeline causes a change. 

I've always thought the intent was something similar to this and I find it fairly plausible (outside of machines taking over and time travel, etc.!), but that's just my opinion.  We do know from the TV show that history can be completely re-written.  Hence the T3 storyline becoming null and void when Sarah avoids her death by jumping into the future.


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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: May 5, 2009, 11:02 PM »
My guess is that some were in free standing floor or shelf displays where putting them on a peg hook wouldn't be necessary, thus no punchout.

That and I think some cases maybe were found in the 80s and figs were probably sold off without pegs.  I also know of at least two people that have a fairly decent vintage carded set because they did think the figures would be worth money down the road.


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Terminator Salvation
« on: May 5, 2009, 07:26 PM »
Ah... I was confused... I thought you'd been arguing against Reese always being John Connor's father.

I'll argue against that . Why couldn't John Conner have had a different father initially?  Let's say Sarah has a kid out of wedlock and that kid becomes the leader of the human resistance in the future via whatever means.  Maybe he has a strong character or its just dumb luck, whatever the cause he becomes a leader for what remains of humanity. 

So Reese travels back in time and gets Sarah pregnant instead and sets John and Sarah's lives on a completely different path.  John ends up with different DNA and obviously a different childhood being chased by time traveling robots.  However, being told from birth that he is destined to lead the resistance, he naturally makes choices that position him into the same role of a future leader.  We learn in the TV show that he now knows his father is from the future, so he saves that picture of his mom to give to his future dad. 

Play it through a second time Ė John with Kyle DNA gives the picture to Kyle and Kyle goes back, sleeps with Sarah and Jon is born.  This creates an endless time loop where Johnís original dad no longer factors into the mix.  At any given point, we are likely not watching time unfold via the way it did the first time, but rather through downstream iterations of time as history has been changed by time travel. 

Iím not saying this was the writerís intent, but seems plausible enough to me.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Offseason 2009
« on: May 5, 2009, 07:11 PM »
Favre is meeting with Childress in an undisclosed location. Retire or don't, but choose dude.

I agree, Childress should retire.

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I might take people up on the offer of the X-wings. Depends.

If people just want the figures, then it might be easier for me to get the sets and send out the figures than the other way around.

I'm going to want to keep the ladders with the sets I buy extra.

I'd be interested in both figures if you want to work something out.  Just let me know!

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Was hoping to skip this one, but pretty hard to pass up with two exclusive figs.  Might have to try to buy it on sale or with some kind of deal.   :-\

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For any of you who have the skirted and non skirted versions of the trooper... is the non-skirt version something you could make yourself by simply cutting the skirt off? 

I think you could slide it out pretty easily as its tucked in under the belt. I haven't opened mine up just yet and haven't done much "customizing" of my loose figs, but looks to me like you could cut it out with a small blade. Here's a pic for reference:




That being said, it sounds like the no skirt version is fairly plentiful at this point with online online retailers getting in the with skirt versions. I wouldn't pay any extra for the skirt-free trooper, but if your goal is to get one with and one without, it shouldn't be hard to track down the initial skirt-free release.


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: X-Men/Wolverine Movies
« on: May 5, 2009, 09:40 AM »
Lemme know when I can comment about what I didn't like about Deadpool and why I hate Hollywood ;)

Let it flow Brent....please.  Deadpool/Maul was cool to me, but apparently I'm the only one who feels this way even though I have no idea who he is/was.  This was by no means a fantastic movie, but it's a nice start to the summer flick season.

I'm going to check it out on Wednesday.  I think the character sounds cool, but Deadpool is a huge fan favorite from the comics, so radically altering who he is and his story doesn't sit well with his existing fan base.  I'm hoping to see the alt ending with DP - from what I've piece together so far that seems like it does the best job of redeeming the character and setting him up for his own movie more closely tied to the character from the comics.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Flu Outbreak 2009
« on: May 3, 2009, 09:40 AM »
The pig was dressed suggestively, she was practically begging for it. Damn Canucks.  :P

Ew.

The plot thickens!

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The Bullpen / Marvel Universe
« on: May 3, 2009, 12:33 AM »
I finished the Ares BAF today!  Got my last few pieces in the mail.  This one easily makes my top ten favorites list - completely worth the hassle in trying to track him down.

HOWEVER, I put him in with my Avengers and he dwarfs everyone.  I guess I can rationalize it as him being a God and all, but was anyone else a little bummed at how much bigger he is than the other ML figs?

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I thought the cream cheese bagels were only wild internet rumors.

The pig was dressed suggestively, she was practically begging for it. Damn Canucks.  :P

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: May 3, 2009, 12:28 AM »
Did that picture of the ugnaughts just come out funny?  My purple smock one looks Minnesota Viking purple, but those two both look pretty blue to me.  Am I going color blind?

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Wish I could go back in time and kick myself in the nuts.   :D

 :o

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The Legacy Collection / Re: 2009 TLC AT-ST
« on: May 2, 2009, 04:14 PM »
I would love a "little" snowspeerder.  If it comes out, I'm sure it would be in the 25.00 assortment, so I'm hoping Hasbro gets creative and throws in a Radar dish laser cannon, or even the turret from the UBP!
By "little" do you mean smaller than the existing mold?  I could see them rereleasing that in the $25 mid-size assortment, but can't see them just slightly shrinking it with an entirely new mold. 

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