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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: June 27, 2016, 08:12 PM »
The best part was when they offed the stripper with a heart of gold from the first film. 

Why was she even in this movie? Just so they could establish that the new character was indeed her son grown up from the first movie? The photo in his locker was enough to establish that, they didn't need to establish that she had moved up from stripper to hospital administrator only to be killed off 20 years later when the aliens return.

And since everyone has had a chance to see it, in my initial post I was alluding to the appearance of the ball-ship and the ball-shaped entity. This thing harbors refugees from other planets where these "locust" (borrowing from the description President Pullman uses in the first movie) aliens have attacked and just now waited until 20 years later to come to Earth and try to help?

And it was that ball-shaped entity that made the queen of the new mother ship even more bent on coming to Earth and destroying it?

And of course, what do we dumb humans do, even AFTER the leading expert on the locust alien tech says "that ship does not match any of the technology of the locust aliens"? We shoot it down and basically destroy the one thing that could have helped humanity take its defenses to the next level.

Just a stupid, contrived movie through-and-through. I hope the exec at Fox who green-lit this disaster was packing up their office today as they have ZERO business being in the movie industry and deciding what is good and worth making into a big budget summer popcorn flick.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: June 26, 2016, 10:07 AM »
Saw Independence Day: Resurgence - the "B" Cinemascore rating is generous IMHO. The 33%/41% ratings on Rotten Tomatoes is much more appropriate.

The movie is an absolute mess and was SO focused on getting to the next sequel that it made this movie have more of a "ok, on to the next goal" feel that it sucks any and all enjoyment out of the flick.

There is one major plot point that, for anyone who watches it reads sci-fi will see coming a mile away and end up leaving you wondering why the timing has ended up occurring this way, even though it's given a very weak explanation (I don't want to say more for fear of spoiling things).

I'm starting to think that Will Smith might have been on to something when he turned down this movie, especially if he read the script, and that's from the guy who starred in "After Earth".

Hall of Justice / Re: LEGO Does the DC Universe
« on: June 25, 2016, 02:21 PM »
My quest to get as caught-up as possible with the DC Comics Superheroes line continues... picked up over the last couple of weeks:

30161: Batmobile (Polybag)
30164: Lex Luthor (Polybag)
30166: Robin and Redbird Cycle (Polybag)
76000: Arctic Batman vs. Mr Freeze : Aquaman on Ice
76001: The Bat vs. Bane : Tumbler Chase
76012: Batman: The Riddler Chase
76023: The Tumbler
70817: Batman & Super Angry Kitty Attack (the Batman minifigure in this set is unique)

So for the DC Comics line I'm down to just needing convention exclusives from years past. I'm sure we're coming up on another round of SDCC exclusives soon, so that will probably be what I focus on next...

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: June 18, 2016, 10:58 PM »
Stopped by the local Lego Store tonight with my wife's grandkids to get them stuff, ended up grabbing a Rex's AT-TE set because it had a dent on the box and they were selling it for 20% off - since I'm opening it anyway I really didn't care about the condition of the box.

I also picked up all four of the new SW:TFA Lego Minifigure Key Chains and the Eclipse Fighter set.

Picked up Ahsoka and Kanan this morning - both great figures, love that Kanan's lightsaber hilt comes apart into two pieces to snap into his belt like on the show.

LEGO / Re: LEGO 2016 (possible TFA & Rogue One spoilers)
« on: June 1, 2016, 11:22 PM »
What I don't understand is why we're getting so many new designs, new concepts that were never seen in the OT when this is set right before the OT begins...

That being said - I think the minifigure list at the bottom of that post is just the unique figures, there will undoubtedly be multiples of the troopers in each of these sets. Look at the floating tank set - the main picture shows two troopers but the minifigure chart only shows two. I would be VERY shocked if we didn't get Rogue One themed Rebels and Empire battle packs in 2017 to even further bolster the trooper figures.

The set I'm looking forward to seeing the most is the new Death Star set.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: May 31, 2016, 05:39 PM »
We should probably be more concerned about the FOUR WEEKS of re-shoots Disney bosses allegedly just ordered after this movie tested so badly...yikes.

Also surprised to read both Mara sisters were in the running for the lead role.  Kate would have been the bomb I think...

Keep in mind that re-shoots are normal and hardly mean the movie stinks and that the four weeks number could literally be tied to logistical schedules of location of the shoots and or available cast members. Plus, the Daily Mirror, who is the UK news outlet that reported the story is essentially on the same level as The National Enquirer here in the US....

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: May 31, 2016, 01:28 PM »
Isn't there also comm chatter from inside Echo Base that can be heard when R2 is rolling through one of the corridors that says, "Imperial Walkers have been spotted on the North Ridge".

Wouldn't that line right there seem to imply that the Rebels have seen them before and know what they are or at least have internal nomenclature for what to call them?

Like Justin said, it's not like the line says "What the heck are these big four legged walking things? Let's all start to panic! Ahhhhh!!!!!!"

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: X-Men/Wolverine Movies
« on: May 30, 2016, 12:18 AM »
I saw X-Men: Apocalypse tonight and I enjoyed it. It definitely wasn't horrible like people are making it out to be. I think the vogue thing to do now is to bash Fox's X-Men Franchise in some weird hope that Fox will relinquish the rights back to Disney. The fact that Disney just signed a deal with Fox to allow for X-Men based TV shows and the fact that Fox has several X-Men Universe franchise movies in the works means that no matter how badly this movie "tanks", the rights are staying exactly where they are.

In fact, I think this movie when taken together with X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past, closes out what should be considered as a much stronger trilogy of X-Men movies than X-Men, X2 & X3: The Last Stand are.

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: May 28, 2016, 01:56 AM »
Grabbed the following sets over the past couple of days:
30277: First Order Star Destroyer (eBay)
30279: Kylo Ren's Command Shuttle (eBay)
75148: Encounter on Jakku
75149: Resistance X-wing Fighter
75151: Clone Turbo Tank

Gonna hold off on the other five Summer Sets for now, there is bound to be a Toys R Us promotion for the 5004406: First Order General polybag - so I'll want something to be worth buying so I can get that for free...

Hall of Justice / Re: LEGO Does the DC Universe
« on: May 28, 2016, 01:52 AM »
Picked up the following sets recently...

10724: Batman & Superman vs. Lex Luthor (Juniors Set - bought it mostly for the Lex Minifigure)
6858: Catwoman Catcycle City Chase
10937: Batman: Arkham Asylum Breakout

I'm eyeing up getting 76023: The Tumbler - just to finish off the "big" DC sets, might hold off on that just because I have all of the Star Wars summer sets to get, plus there are Marvel and DC Summer Sets coming soon... UGH

Picked up 4-day tickets for my step-son and myself just now. Was toying with the idea of the Jedi VIP ticket for myself, but those appear to have sold out pretty fast. REALLY looking forward to finally attending a Star Wars Celebration!

Already booked my stay at a Disney Resort too - so it'll be a nice mix of Star Wars and Disney!

Some people on Reddit ordered this from the Disney Parks app, and it was shipped to them in a bag. MOMC collectors beware!

This doesn't surprise me at all. I sent back home a total of 10 droids broken into two shipments - one of four and one of six - all Disney did when shipping them home was to take the bag they were in and put them into a box with a modest amount of packaging. I feel like I got lucky that those 10 arrived in as good condition as they did.

I saw Adam Pawlus called the R5-M4 droid "just different enough to make you mad", but I gotta say that's way off the mark...  This droid is pretty significantly different.  The orange isn't even the same shade/tone as the orange on any of the BAD parts.  It's got all the very noticeable silver highlights (which I mistook for white in the pics before I owned it), and almost every panel/detail is painted differently in one way or another.

Gotta say this doesn't fit the bill on that one for me.  You can't build this droid at the park, at all, or come even close to it really.  :-X

Agreed - unless he's referring to the fact that you can (or could) have built an all-black R5 droid at Disney in the past, then, yeah sure, it's "different" - but to me, the second the color changes on a part that makes it different enough to make me want to add it to my collection.

There is only ONE droid combo where he "just different enough to make you mad" might apply and that is the white w/yellow R6. In wave 1 (2012) it was a orange-yellow color and then when wave 2.5 came out with TFA droids, it was more of a lemon-yellow to go with the white w/lemon-yellow parts from wave 2 (2015) - sure some of the panels were painted differently and there was more silver in the wave 2 trunk, but yeah - those are two fairly "close" droids, but if you're going for all of the versions of the parts, you HAVE to include them.

At the end of the day, the Build-a-Droids at Disney are so varied, it really does come down to collect what you want - if you want all of the parts go for it, if you want 2x of each dome on two different body designs, go for it, if you want just a handful of droids made up from your favorite colors, go for it and if you want none of them at all, that's an option too, they aren't technically "Hasbro" so you can play the "Hasbro purist" card and skip them altogether.

The Bullpen / Re: LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
« on: May 12, 2016, 04:57 PM »
That same polybag will be free with $35+ purchases at LEGO Stores (and LEGO Shop) during Memorial Day weekend.

Good news for people like me, whose TRUs never stock the exclusive polybags. ::)

The typical situation at my local TRUs is that they don't have the item during the promotion and then one day after the promotion has ended, they'll dump a bunch of them into a bin near one of the ends of the Lego aisle.

I think the reason they do this is because if one of the polybags gets onto the floor during the promotion, when trying to purchase it, it rings up as $0.01. When I got the BvS Batmobile polybag, I saw one in the Lego section during the promotion and I was like "okay, I'll get it" and when I went to the register it rang up for $0.01 - the clerk didn't notice since I was buying something else so that's how much that polybag cost me...  :-\

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