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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!

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.

Wow, all the crappy figures no one 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.

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!

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...

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.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 5, 2012, 10:01 AM »
I think "Carol-watcher" was Andrew.

No question...Carol-watcher was definitely Andrew.

But now we have to wonder about wtf happened to Carol? I just assumed that was who the 2 zombies were munching on when they found her head scarf. But after watching "Talking Dead" I guess we are supposed to not know one way or the other. Makes sense I guess, unless they show someone die they are likely to resurface. But why even make a mystery out of it? The writers have to get them OUT of that prison and into Woodbury, so anything like a missing person seems to work against that. And we've already done the missing person ad nauseam with Sophia and even Andrea. So I don't see the point in dragging that out.

I'm back to not liking Andrea again. How did she get so soft again in just 8 months? She was way down on Shane's end of the survivor spectrum, all bitterness and anger, now she's all ready to settle down and play house with the Guvnah? You're pulling the wool over your own eyes, girl!

Carl, Lori, Rick and Maggie were all outstanding last night. That was just one of the most emotionally wrenching things I have seen on TV in a long time. Just utterly brutal. The whole thing was played perfectly...Lori's sobering realization, Carl's reaction, Maggie's quick action to save the baby.

Lori's little speech to Carl was heartbreaking to me, especially as a parent. You've got thirty seconds to spend with your child knowing you're about to die and what do you say? How do you sum up everything going through your head in a few heartfelt sentences? Agonizing.

I disliked her character, but that was some great acting on her part last night, and I'm almost sorry to see her go.

Rick's reaction at the end was so torturously tragic too, physically torn between rushing back into the prison or hugging Carl, and ultimately just collapsing under the unbearable weight of realization. That was really powerful.

Out of nowhere, this was one of the best episodes EVER.

The Vintage Collection / Re: $5 Vintage Collection @ Five Below
« on: November 1, 2012, 09:36 PM »
If 5 Below could just get their hands on any of those vintage waves after the Deleted Scene wave, I would be more than happy to throw money at them. I don't see how there are still cases of that pre-TPM stuff floating around out there. How much of that stuff did they make anyway?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Wolf Pack Ultimate Gift Set
« on: October 31, 2012, 09:52 PM »
Yeah, I agree with you guys, I have been planning all along to pick this up at HTS when they run one of their inevitable holiday sales offering free shipping, etc. Seeing as how this is the only Clone Wars toy I'll be buying for the rest of the year, no rush.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Five Discussion Thread
« on: October 31, 2012, 12:43 PM »
I'm all for clean slates.  Be honest.  Aside from a few moments, has this show really impressed you?

Actually, yeah, aside from the Katie Lucas episodes (banking regulations, senate debates, etc) I think it's been pretty outstanding. I enjoy this show much better than any of the prequels. But I have always been a huge fan of animated fare in general, so this is pretty much a mash-up of my two favorite things.

I'll kvetch about the writing and story choices from time to time like everyone else, but the visuals have been amazing and some of the new characters are really, really compelling, IMO. I mean, this is what got me BACK into SW collecting again, after years and years of being away.

I absolutely agree there is room for improvement though. I'm not sure what kind of impact the Disney move will ultimately have, but I'm cautiously optimistic. If nothing else it gives them another cable option for syndication.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
« on: October 31, 2012, 12:32 PM »
Still selling off the remnants of my second case if anyone is interested.

Would CW Obi and Ahsoka be among those remnants?  :)

If so, I'm there!

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Five Discussion Thread
« on: October 31, 2012, 09:36 AM »
Mickey Mouse's first order of business should be to cancel this bore-fest.


Maybe they could make it better?

So Disney aquires LucasFilm!

Lets hope Hasbro don't suffer the same fate as Palisades did with their Muppets line.

Havn't they just re-newed the license for 2020?

Is it safe?

where's a dentisit when you need one? ;D

ugh, don't remind me...I was in the process of getting a job at Palisades when they went under. That was a great toy company. Their Adult Swim offerings are some of the best stuff ever.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Wolf Pack Ultimate Gift Set
« on: October 31, 2012, 09:31 AM »
HTS still shows a December release date.  ::)

God, that place sucks.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« on: October 30, 2012, 11:27 PM »
I like the idea of a post ROTJ re-boot with all new characters, maybe Luke as the elder Headmaster of the New Jedi Academy. Not set directly afterwards, but maybe 30-40 years in the future. I'd like to see them stay away from the Thrawn/Xizor/Vong stuff and go someplace new.

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