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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Wolf Pack Ultimate Gift Set
« on: November 14, 2012, 09:22 AM »
This is now up for order on Target.com and is listed as In Stock:

http://www.target.com/p/star-wars-104th-battalion-wolf-pack-clone-troopers-ultimate-gift-set/-/A-14123611?ref=tgt_adv_xasd0001&AFID=Performics_BFAds_0004ce65a4772bd50aec07a3040039a2&LNM=Primary%20Banner#?lnk

I went ahead and bought one...total came to $36.86 which was cheaper than BBTS or HTS. Free shipping too if you have a red card.

I kinda wanted to wait and pick one up off HTS when they run one of those holiday free shipping deals, but who knows if it will even be in stock then. For an extra $6, I didn't feel the need to wait.

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The Original Trilogy / Re: Force lightening
« on: November 14, 2012, 08:31 AM »
A more compelling question would be why do none of the Jedi use the force lightning? Where is it written that this can only be wielded by the Sith? Did I miss that chapter of the Jedi handbook?

It always bugs me that the Sith pull these crazy Force moves out of their arse, but the good guys' attacks are always completely predictable.

I really, really want to see some Jedi start using some of the Starkiller moves, particularly the throwing lightsaber attack and the Force-bubble-explosion thing. Maybe in the next movie.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 12, 2012, 10:53 AM »
I was actually just kidding about the phones, I know where they are going with that.   ;)

But yeah, you can't swallow a leg bone. It's all about suspension of disbelief. People are always more willing to buy a "Big Lie" than a smaller one. I can rationalize dead people re-animating, but gulping down an entire rib cage? Not so much.

I agree given the overall context it's a rather absurd thing to comment on, but that's the beauty of the internet!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 12, 2012, 09:09 AM »
Another strong episode, this whole season has been terrific so far. I love the opening juxtaposition of the people in Woodbury drinking their ice tea and kicking back while everything is unravelling over at the prison.

The 3 graves would be for Lori, T-Dog and Carol, but I agree that it seems odd everyone is so willing to believe Carol is dead when there is no real evidence at all. On the other hand, WTF would she be? She's been gone awhile by now.

The scene with Michonne taking out the walkers was insanely awesome. The boot stomp in particular was frigging excellent. She really doesn't seem to try too hard to make a compelling case for leaving though. No mention (again) of the blood or bullet holes in the vehicle, all the stuff from the Governor's office, etc. Kinda hard to blame Andrea for not being convinced.

And oh yeah, Walker Arena!!! Not what I was expecting...was kind of hoping they would unchain the zombies and go for some kind of Thunderdome-esque free-for-all, but instead we just got Merle and some other dope pummeling themselves. Glad to see Andrea was appalled though, seems like the impetus she needed to get the hell out now. Nice nod to the comics on that one too.

Rick is in a pretty bad place, it's hard to watch. I gotta call BS on two things though: there is no way that walker ate ALL of Lori, sorry just not possible. Explain how he swallowed that femur please. And come on - the PHONES STILL WORK?!?!

Nice moment to end the episode on and all, but yeah, call routing would be the first thing to go and you can't generate your own internal dial tone with no power.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 2012 DVD/BD Thread
« on: November 12, 2012, 08:54 AM »
Finally watched Cabin in the Woods this weekend courtesy of Red Box. I thought it was really entertaining. Loved the ending. Loved all the Dollhouse alums. Two thumbs way up!

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The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: November 12, 2012, 08:49 AM »
That's great to hear about the Evazan wave still shipping. I'vbe been holding out hope for awhiole now. I will not be happy until I am able to buy the following figures off the pegs in a brick and mortar store:

Aayla Secura
Nom Anor
Starkiller
Shae Vizsla

I don't care if it's Target, Walmart, or 5 Below. I want them on nice cards, in my hands, and no need for worrying about shipping. If it doesn't happen, screw it.

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Five Discussion Thread
« on: November 11, 2012, 07:51 PM »
Huyang was sweet, and Dr Who did a nice job with the voice-over work. I think the whole shtick seemed a little reminiscent of Harry Potter and the wand-maker Ollivander but whateves.

So how come the little dopes couldn't just roll up their sleeves and bust out a sonic screwdriver to put those lightsabers together? Do you guys use the force to fix a sandwich too? Sheesh! Luke didn't need to levitate no little pieces together on Tattooine, he put that stuff together OLD SCHOOL!  ;D

If those damn crystals are so precious, why is there no security whatsoever to accompany them? Why couldn't they send a distress signal to the Jedi Council?

I think it would have made more sense to use random, non-Hondo affiliated pirates. Dude killing little kids is a little f-ing dark. That seems way over the line from what we've seen them establish for him character-wise to this point. Profit or not, that's beyond the pale.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: November 10, 2012, 10:48 PM »
Picked up a loose Bossk on eBay tonight from the Boba Fett UBP. Will look great in my display case with the other bounty hunter scum.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Mandalorian Troop Shuttle
« on: November 10, 2012, 10:46 PM »
That's a great deal. I'd buy another one or two just for the hell of it.

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Middle Earth / Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« on: November 9, 2012, 01:25 PM »
Do any images exist of Sauron without his helmet? WTF is he supposed to be? I mean, in corporeal form...

I read all that junk about him and Morgoth in the Silmarillion, but it has been years and I can't even remember anymore.

I can't wait to see how freaking huge Smaug is gonna be!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Disney want to buy Hasbro?
« on: November 8, 2012, 12:28 PM »
I believe there are still ways that Disney could acquire Hasbro without the consent of the stockholders. It might not necessarily be by choice.

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Wow, all the crappy figures no one wants...in one convenient package!

I actually kind of like the idea of an 8-pack. But not of that stuff. They should do one with just all the Clone Wars figures post-Wave 1 this year. Or any of the recent vintage waves other than the Lost Wave.

IMHO, if the Legends/Movie Heroes stuff really outsold TVC as Hasbro claims, we would never see stuff like this.

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Feedback / Re: Diddly's feedback
« on: November 8, 2012, 12:19 AM »
Good trade for two figures from the last vintage wave, appreciate the quick shipping. Thanks!

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: November 7, 2012, 01:25 PM »
Birthday score! (well, close enough anyway)

Our new TRU got in case of the Class II Special Value packs, and sure enough, the Mando shuttle was one of them!  ;D

Even better, the box is dead mint, even better than the one I got way back. I'm going to have to do some careful surgery tonight to extract it from the tape/shrinkwrap/etc though.

No idea what I'm going to do with the Anakin JSF. All I need now is the Wolf Pack gift set in a minty box and I can call it a year...

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TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Five Discussion Thread
« on: November 5, 2012, 11:05 AM »
I guess people like the younglings?

The whole episode reeked of "greasy kid stuff" to me, and I'd almost forgotten it immediately after watching. Just so much fluff.

The whole time I kept wondering "how did they get that temple on Ilum rebuilt so quickly after the chameleon droids levelled it?"  ::)

What was Yoda doing just chilling out there? Wouldn't it have been cheaper to send a hologram?
 
The Hammerhead kid reminded me a lot of that psycho robot from Futurama that is always trying to stab everyone...LOL.

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