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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: May 9, 2017, 05:39 PM »
Clearly you haven't figured out that grass is also infected by the zombie virus.  Like zombies, any further development is stunted, so it just stays the same and goes on forever.  Duh.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ads, Sponsors, & JediDefender
« on: May 9, 2017, 05:36 PM »
EDIT:  BTW, EE has pulled the listing for the Star Wars Black Series 40th Anniv. 6-Inch Figures Wave 2 Set.

Not sure if the set was a different offering from the case, but the case is still available with free shipping.

Star Wars Black Series 40th Anniversary 6" Figures Wave 2 w/Free Shipping

They still have Baze and Chirrut 6" figures for $20.99 each as well.  I lumped mine in with the case to get the free shipping.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ads, Sponsors, & JediDefender
« on: May 9, 2017, 05:31 PM »
I didn't mean to cause a stir or make anyone feel bad about this.  I just think sometimes it's easy to take sites like JD for granted.  I personally get a lot out of the site - networking, new information and pictures, a place to share my ridiculous ideas and opinions.  There aren't a lot of people I know outside of the site that remotely understand my SW collecting, so just building that community here is pretty important to me.  The handful of guys making all that possible don't ever ask for handouts or gripe about the cost and effort, so that makes it really easy to forget that someone is in the back room making all this possible.  I've volunteered for enough thankless jobs in my life to know most people have no idea what kind of time and effort goes into making a process or a team or a website actually work and sustain itself.

So, whenever I see links pop up for stuff I'd consider ordering online, that's a great reminder for me to support the site.  I'm not going to order if it's not something I want, but if it's a fair deal and something I intend to get anyway, then why not help out JD while you're helping yourself?  And yeah, you could probably shop around and find a way to save $5 or $10 bucks. I look at like this though - I probably wouldn't have known to order it without the site, so technically the sponsored links are saving me money on something I would have had to drive all over to find or hunt down later on Ebay.  If the site went away (and I'm pretty sure it would if no one ever bought through sponsors), then I'd probably end up paying a lot more and enjoying the hobby a lot less.  From that perspective, an extra $5-10 here and there feels like a pretty good investment to me.

If you want more rationale or maybe don't like the sponsors, then look at it like this:  If you spend an extra $5 and JD gets $15, the sponsor gets another sale, but for $15 less than they normally would have.  Your little bit extra means the sponsor is mostly funding JD, not us.  If JD had to crowd source, you'd probably have to pay the $5 or more and 100% of the funding would have to come from us users versus making the sponsors pay the majority.  You guys that don't like EE should delight in the fact that you're cutting into their profits. 

Anyway, the point was not to call anyone out, but rather to bring awareness to an issue that's easy to overlook without a reminder or an explanation every now and then.  Carry on.  Can't wait to see the Tusken and DS Trooper from this wave!

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If you're interested in selling it, please let me know.  I don't have a Luke to trade you though.   :-\

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ads, Sponsors, & JediDefender
« on: May 8, 2017, 10:00 PM »
Considering the fact that we get 10-13% return on our sponsored clicks, in this case spending your extra $5 on a $165 case would net JD $16.50-$20 to help us keep the lights on!  As always, thanks to you all for your support! :)

I actually spent $200 since I nabbed those basic figs and a 6" Chirrut.   8)

I wouldn't have known these were available to order without JD, so well worth the extra few bucks!

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LEGO / Re: LEGO 2017
« on: May 8, 2017, 12:31 PM »
Guys at the Lego store said the site ran out of R2s on Saturday!  So anyone ordering later Saturday or Sunday was getting the Mini GotG Milano set instead.   :-\

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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: May 8, 2017, 12:30 PM »
Bah, I really wanted that Lego R2, but waited until last night to go after it.  It was sold out online, so we drove up to the MOA store.  Their stock was embarrassing.  Either they got hit hard this year or didn't prepare nearly enough inventory for the May 4th sale.  No Rey's Speeder, X-Wing, Y-Wing, AT-ST, Carbon Freeze Chamber, etc.  They had plenty of the Snowspeeder and it looks amazing, but not really looking to spend $200 right now.  Same story with the Echo Base and Falcon.  So, I ended up buying 4 of the mini-figure sets - 2 different imperial and 2 different rebel sets, some of which were marked down to $10-11.  The total came in at just over $50, so we got it, but $50 worth of minifigs and accessories sure doesn't look like much.   :-\

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The Bullpen / Re: LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
« on: May 8, 2017, 12:22 PM »
Wondering if I should pick up the Knight Rider Lego Dimensions set since the figure included in that set technically does make an appearance in an MCU movie.  ;D

 ;D

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So, what really happened here is that Hasbro wanted to make Aphra and hyped her up by making her seem like a "Fan Favorite" with this goofy poll.  The six characters included were not the six from the fan sites and there's really no way to track who is driving up the % on any given figure.  If you were Hasbro, would you make any of these other bit characters that a handful of loyal buyers might purchase?  Or would you push for a new comic character that could drive cross purchasing between figures and books, further enable the push for female heroes, and maybe even lead to added mediums down the road if she sells well?  The only other possible choice was Ahsoka, since they could just re-pack the WMBS version to do this on the cheap.  I submit to you that the other four options were never really options at all.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: May 8, 2017, 12:11 PM »
I like how there are reanimated corpses constantly trying to eat living people.  That's totally unrealistic.   ;)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: May 8, 2017, 11:51 AM »
That was my take on the tumor as well.  That and having her die before Peter was kidnapped would be something of a mercy in his mind versus her thinking/knowing space guys took her son, and Ego was likely involved.  I feel like that's why the Ravagers come get Peter immediately after she dies.  Ego talks about the insignificance of life compared to his immortality, so not surprising that he would just end her if he's not coming back.

We saw it Friday on the IMAX 3-D screen and it was pretty awesome.  I did feel a spark of let down versus the first one, but I think it's hard to capture that magic in a bottle twice.  I read a review this weekend with similar thoughts - it's funnier than most movies and better written than most movies and more entertaining than most movies, but it isn't the original.  I think the group is also at their best when they all play off each other and having them spread out for most of the movie hurt that dynamic.  That said, it was still the best movie I've seen this year by far.  I think I laughed a lot more through this one too.  I'm glad I didn't read anything about the movie in advance - seeing Sly and later the original Guardians was a nice surprise. 

Without throwing out spoilers, I loved references to Hasslehoff and Mary Poppins, Baby Groot and his inability to follow directions (nice play on how we can't understand him), Howard the Duck and Stan Lee cameos, Pretty much anything Drax says ("you're disgusting"), Kurt Russell (who does not look 66), Trash Panda, and Rocket's all too obvious winking.  Mantis was a nice addition to the cast as well. 

The end credits were fun too.  The extra scenes were great, but they had some other little bits of animation through all of it as well.  If you watch closely, some of the lines throughout the credits just say "I AM GROOT" then change to the actual name after a few seconds.  Did anyone spot Goldblum's Grandmaster in one of the picture bubbles?  Not even in the Guardians movie, but a nice link to Thor's upcoming flick. 

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It seems like we've had a lot of reveals on 6" figures recently.  I wonder how long until these get to retail.  I still can't find Baze and Chirrut...

You can get those two for $20ish each on EE right now.  I have an order into them with free shipping - I can try to add either or both if you want to go that route?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Ads, Sponsors, & JediDefender
« on: May 8, 2017, 11:23 AM »
Sorry Jeff, I wanted to do it but Dorkside was $5 cheaper.

That's all?  Not going to tell other people how to spend their money, but I'll pay a few bucks more for a sponsor site.  I'd consider it a $5 investment in keeping the lights on at JD...

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Pretty sure I saw a few in the trash...

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