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Messages - Qui-Gon Jim

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I lost my sister about 3 months ago to early-onset Alzheimer's.  Truly a grueling, terrible way to go.  She battled the disease for 7 years.   

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: June 27, 2016, 11:09 AM »
Was that... ball thing... a nod to the animated Transformers Movie's Matrix of Leadership or was it just me?  They even opened it with giant robot arms.

This movie was middling at best.  I think TFA has/will inspire a lot of tepid sequels to long-adored films that trade too heavily on nostalgia.  The best part was when they offed the stripper with a heart of gold from the first film. 

I also watched 10 Cloverfield Lane yesterday.  I though it was pretty good.  Nice suspense.

Kubricks / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: June 23, 2016, 08:48 AM »
Speaking of AT-ST's...

My son's room is decorated in Star Wars.  I purged a bunch of the collection many years ago, but many of my most favorite items are in his room.  I am a SUCKER for the neo-vintage look, especially when it is a toy that I had as a kid, so there is a lot of that in there.

I had the K-Mart Endor AT-ST on a shelf in his room.  Two mornings ago, he came in and woke me and told me he wanted to open a toy.  I told him not to open anything and to go back to sleep.  About ten minutes later I heard a bunch of commotion from his room.  I went in and he was trying to put the AT-ST together.  He DESTROYED the box in the process.  All I could do was laugh, and put it together for him.  These are his toys now so if he wants to open them I guess the OCD collector in me has to go with the flow.

The thing looks awesome but it is a **** toy compared to what we had when we were little.  Lots of futzing to get it to stand.  I am surprises no one has released a more properly sized set of feet for this.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« on: June 21, 2016, 08:23 AM »
Hasbro has eschewed playsets in lieu of "environments" like the play features of the Falcon.  It isn't really what we consider a playset but it serves the same purpose.

Shannon and I chatted a lot near the end.  She was obviously ill and I was convalescing from back surgery. She was a really great person.  Time flies.

Power of the Force 2 / Re: POTF2 Recent Purchases
« on: June 15, 2016, 01:57 PM »
Remember the $10 AT-ATs?

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2015 - 2016
« on: June 14, 2016, 07:43 AM »
Thank you.  Seeing 4 Stanley Cups in my lifetime is pretty nice. :)
It's like you're a Patriots fan.  :)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Do You Have Pets?
« on: June 13, 2016, 12:36 PM »
So sorry.

Went to our (local-ish) K-Mart's closeout sale.  I saw a bunch of the new Rey exclusive down to ~$18.  They had a TON of Jakks figures in various sizes.  I want their 15-ish R2-D2 when the price gets a little better.

Aside from that, pricing was pretty meh.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: May 26, 2016, 07:43 AM »

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: May 24, 2016, 01:19 PM »
I have this weird feeling that they are going to turn Sansa into a character who we'll all be happy to see get hers. They have taken so many characters the other way (all the Lannisters, Marjorie, the Dog)...  Maybe Balish contracts with the man with no name to get rid of Jon Snow for her and Arya is sent to handle to deed?  Maybe once she finds that he has a legit claim to the throne?

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: May 20, 2016, 02:38 PM »
Ahh.  Got it.  I took a quick peek on another site and didn't notice this difference.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: May 20, 2016, 09:40 AM »
What makes the UZAY Snowtrooper different from the Kenner (aside from the packaging, of course)?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero / Comic Book TV Development
« on: May 18, 2016, 10:52 AM »
Chloe Bennett was shooting he mouth off about how the TV is second fiddle to the films.  I'd give AoS one more season at best.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: May 10, 2016, 01:35 PM »
You are right, and your comment was not the first I have read questioning this.  It is also implied but not stated that Zemo was the buyer of the stuff that Crossbones and crew were stealing.

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