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The Last Jedi / Re: Force Friday II - September 1, 2017
« on: August 31, 2017, 11:53 AM »
Thanks as always Jayson for the hard work and making this time of year fun.

Ackbar looks a little off to me for some reason. Kind of weird wrinkles in the tunic there. But pretty good set. I sense a ROTJ Ackbar can't be far behind.

Most interested in Leia out of this wave.

Huge pass for me. Well, the PT Senate Guard would be good to have, but I've said that about a lot of multi pack 6 inch figs I don't have.

The Last Jedi / Re: TLJ 3.75" Figure 2-Packs
« on: August 29, 2017, 12:41 AM »
Yeah this is a bummer for me too. Bespin Han is one of my favorite iterations of the character and was looking forward to this one. I'll wait to see it in hand, but still pretty pleased with the last one they did.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 28, 2017, 03:36 PM »
1) I-magic Dragons.  All we heard about was how it was a Magic Wall filled with ancient magic.

Yep. I think this would have been helped by getting the Night King to the wall sooner, and have them stymied by the magic of the wall. I'd buy the magic of undead dragon trumping that, but yeah, what was his plan? To just hang out? Everyone just hangs out on this show lately until they're needed, which is a symptom of the writing issues this season. I don't know the exact reasons they're so quick to wrap up the show this way, but spending all this time to set up things you then speed through is never successful. There's a different between the pace picking up and dominos falling as a narrative collapses, but this is, at times, clumsy and stupid.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 28, 2017, 12:06 PM »
I had to rewind and turn on CC to get that Jon Snow's real name is Aegon Targaryen.  I have tinnitus pretty bad, but I'm happy to see I'm not the only one who had trouble hearing it.

I have tinnitus too. I sometimes do this with the TV depending on the native volume of the show or movie and the static in my head. Any time someone comes over, they're always turning down the volume.  :)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 28, 2017, 11:32 AM »
I like the finale, some parts quite a bit, but it was also maybe the most predictable of all of them. The wall coming down, Littlefinger and Cersei betraying the truce? DUH. We've all spoken to these things recently.

The Sansa / Arya plot was excruciating. As much as I expected this to be a double cross and liked to see Littlefinger get his, the way the writers took to get there was clumsy. They didn't show any of their work and banked on the shock twist covering for the fact that we don't know really now how Sansa or Arya pieced this together. We can surmise Sansa talked to Bran at some point, but when? Was all the strife between the sisters performative? Sincere until the last minute? No idea.

Similarly, the Euron is actually going to Essos - what? So he planned his faux exit from the Dragon Pit? How could he have done that not knowing what was in the box,? Were he and Cersei going to do this no matter what happened - or did Cersei perhaps know? She seems to know a lot, except which way Jamie is leaning. Seems the writers don't either. He leaves Cersei for lying, again? Not for all the other stuff? I found that weak, and they were just stringing this out to get to the finale.

Jon / Dany - this has been so obvious for so long that I think it lost its impact. I think the only chair they can pull out is for Jon to die again, but for real, leaving Dany with a child and the throne. But I don't know. His super fidelity to the truth - which felt manufactured honesty, just so the Dragon Pit could get to Cersei / Tyrion - is probably going to get him killed. For reals.

I expected more deaths too, but not too bummed by that. I figure people will be dropping precipitously early on next season.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 27, 2017, 08:04 PM »
Pretty pumped.

I predict numerous deaths. Sam drops a Gilly bomb. Jon/Dany sitting in a tree...

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Rumors
« on: August 25, 2017, 03:44 PM »

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Rumors
« on: August 25, 2017, 12:07 PM »
People seem to be finding the Rey speeder early, so maybe that will be out and about. I'm kind of ok with only one wave for six inch to start. That's a lot of stuff. There's actually quite a bit to choose from this time, compared to last. I'm trying to figure out my game plan. Kind of want everything.

The Last Jedi / Re: TLJ Force Link Gauntlet (aka CommTech 2.0?)
« on: August 24, 2017, 02:02 PM »
I just wish we had figure stands again.

None of these ideas - with the exception of maybe Joker/Harley, but I'd rather see Harley and Ivy - are good. The talent involved is always amazing, but Batman that's not connected? Why? A Joker origin story? Why? Shazam - I just don't care on that one, so YMMV. Seems odd for DC to be this disjointed with the brand, when unlike Marvel, they control all the characters.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 21, 2017, 04:15 PM »
It seems that now Arya is playing her greatest Faceless role ever:  that of an honor bound, rigid Stark.

Very astute, though I think the writing has been wobbly on this. But you're right on. Littlefinger is in for a shock.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 21, 2017, 12:09 PM »
Well, that happened.

I also agree the speed of all of this is betraying the stupidity. The plan to capture the wight is utterly foolish and best outsourced to men at Eastwatch, or - if you're going to ring the dragon bell anyway, which Jon had to have anticipated - go up there full force. The show spent no time on grounding the reality of what was admittedly a very cool set piece. Like Jeff said, we skipped to the end of the series and I knew the second he sent Gendy running we were getting fire on ice and one or more of the dragons were dying.

The wight capture is actually backwards in the plot; it should have been a product of the meeting next week between the powers. Cersei does not care if there are white walkers or not, and she won't next week. She would care to potentially expose Jon and Dany to certain death by having them go on an absolutely foolish mission beyond the wall for her sake - remember this is all to convince a woman who is at best a political obstacle, risking kings, queens and dragons to prove what will be inevitable - and the moment to end all moments for the final episode would have been what we got last night with that blue eye.

Arya / Sansa - still think it's a long con for LF, but wow this is completely pointless and uncharacteristic for both of them.

Jon / Dany - it's mostly the actors. I like them both, but they don't sell much of anything and given how much weight the series is pinning on their eventual union / child that Jon's parentage is still somewhat iffy. But probably not.

They got down to $5 at my local KM before it closed, in the before time, in the long, long ago.

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