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I think the movie characters stand the best chance of being made. Albeit without dead Padme.  Clearly it's going to take some time for Hasbro to get through the list with all of the new movies coming from Disney.  As for the EU figures?  Given their new "legends" status and the possibility for characters like Anakin Solo or Darth Caedus to cause some confusion between them and characters from the new films, I think it's very unlikely that Hasbro is going to go in that direction at all.

As for Doallyn?  I consider him done given last years Skiff Guard figure.  And I think Hasbro is actually pretty well primed to get to characters like Sim Aloo and the vintage deco Death Squad Commander.

And if we're REALLY looking all the way back through all of the Fan's Choice Polls?  There are still a couple of holdout from the original polls that Hasbro conducted that didn't make the cut for the Toyfare polls:
-Captain Nym (Starfighter video game)
-Ann & Tan Gella (TPM Twi'lek masseuses)

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: Today at 08:42 AM »
Nice to hear Chopper is still showing up... I still haven't seen one.

Same here. 

And related to the Chopper issue, I would trade a carded Inquisitor for Chopper if anyone wants to make that deal. I just scored the Target exclusive version of the Inquisitor with his TIE Advanced prototype, so my carded Inquisitor is up for grabs to anyone that might have a spare Chopper.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 8
« on: February 27, 2015, 10:25 AM »
...In Marvel comics.  I had the comic adaptation of TESB, but never for STAR WARS.  So I missed out on that.  So with Mosep I get about as excited for that as I would for the actor in the furry costume who was the stand-in for the Docking Bay 94 scene.  Both of them are notable because of their interesting footnote status in the whole saga, but that obscurity doesn't do it for me.  When it comes to a Tatooine / Cantina denizen I'm more interested in someone who gets more screen time.  Like a Baniss Keeg or Danz Borin.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 8
« on: February 27, 2015, 09:27 AM »
Han in Carbonite is the star of this wave for me.  Mosep is okay, but I personally don't find the character all that interesting.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: February 26, 2015, 05:02 PM »
Wonderful. You get the sense from things like this that Target has deliberately dumbed down the DPCI numbers to mess with collectors who were using the system to their advantage.

Be that as it may, I pic up an Imperial Transport at TRU this afternoon.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season One (Spoilers)
« on: February 26, 2015, 02:17 PM »
My bad.  Numa got a fair amount of screen time during that Ryloth story arc.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: February 26, 2015, 02:08 PM »
Well, they have been promoting the hell out of the second half of this season of Agents of SHIELD.  I'm hoping that the show picks up in the second half like we saw last year.  And I'm especially hoping that we're going to see some sort of tie-in with Avengers - Age of Ultron.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: February 26, 2015, 01:43 PM »
I was surprised to read that so far ABC has yet to renew Agent Carter for a second season.  But in the ratings it actually did slightly better than Agents of SHIELD.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: February 26, 2015, 01:15 PM »
No, the Target exclusive AT-DP with the pack-in driver is not in circulation yet. The counts you are seeing are for the first wave of vehicles most likely. And yeah, the AT-DP seems to sell out fast.

I've seen indications that the AT-DP with Driver is actually in some of my area Target stores.  I was able to come by that info from the Target website and searched for the exclusive AT-DP in my area.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season One (Spoilers)
« on: February 26, 2015, 12:59 PM »
More craziness I'm finding out just now...

Gull Trayvis, the traitorous plant by the Empire to lure out cells of resistance, is voiced by none other than Lt. Commander Data, Brent Spiner!  Friggin' neat there.

I had to search back when I watched the Gull Trayvis episode to confirm that Brent Spiner did the voice acting there.  That was a pleasant surprise, even if the character was being used by the Empire to ferret out Rebel cells.

I had a sneaking suspicion that Hera was related in some way Cham Syndulla from the Ryloth story arc in CLONE WARS.  It just seems a little odd for the show to not explore that at all in the context of the storyline, and we got confirmation of that fact by watching a Q&A with Pablo Hidalgo on Rebels Recon.

I watched the Supply Lines episode with Cham and the little twi'lek, didn't really look like Hera. Skin color and head tail markings were different, but I suppose it could be explained away by the difference in animation or they retcon twi'lek physiology and say their colors and markings change as they age.

The young Twilek's name who Obi-Wan, Waxer and Boil dealt with on Ryloth was named Numa. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: February 25, 2015, 01:30 PM »
Glad to see the way Agent Carter has wrapped up.  A short season like this really does play well.  I think the British have it right in keeping their television seasons short and sweet,  A 20+ episode season can get somewhat bloated.

Hayley Atwell is fantastic as Peggy Carter.  She reminds you of some of the best aspects of Captain America - The First Avenger and keeps things grounded in that world.  Dominic Cooper has also been great in expanding the realization of Howard Stark.  He was an interesting character in the first Cap film and we got to see some small snippets of him in the Iron Man films.  But here he seems like the Howard Hughes genius inventor/business tycoon sort of character that I think he was intended to be.  And Jarvis?  I think he's been very well realized.  I almost didn't recognize the actor until I IMDB'd him and found that he was also in Master & Commander.  But I think the character gives some great insight into the personality of Tony Stark's J.A.R.V.I.S. artificial intelligence.

The way the season has run it looks like we're building more and more towards the official founding of SHIELD.  The SSR seems like it was more of a classic government intel/law enforcement agency, and far less sophisticated than the SHIELD we came to know in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  It also seems like we got some keen insight into some of the background of the Black Widow project with Dottie and her "classmates".  And now with her on the run and Doctor Faustus in custody?  And Zola as his cellmate?  That's another interesting tie-in to the Cap films and the eventual infiltration of Hydra into SHIELD.

I'm hopeful that another season of Agent Carter will be coming to spell us while Agents of SHIELD is on hiatus.  Because we're essentially getting a great look at two distinct eras of SHIELD.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Wave 9 (2015 Wave 3)
« on: February 25, 2015, 01:08 PM »
IG-88 will be the highlight of this wave for me.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 7
« on: February 25, 2015, 11:59 AM »
Well, with the CLONE WARS series over I don't think Dave Filoni is going to be able to cook up any more new Clone commanders in homage to Marvel Comics characters.  So it seems unlikely that we're going to get Clone Commander Stark or Clone Captain Merka any time soon.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Wave 8 (2015 Wave 2)
« on: February 24, 2015, 11:04 PM »
I have to wonder how vigorously Hasbro is going to take on THE FORCE AWAKENS  before they start getting back to characters from the OT and PT again.  I can think of at least 10 really solid character choices from both trilogies that would make for excellent 6" figures.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Wave 8 (2015 Wave 2)
« on: February 24, 2015, 05:28 PM »
Where is my Lando Hasbro???

Kinda surprised by that...  there are a few figures they haven't gotten to yet that I thought were sure things in the first few waves -
- ANH Ben
- ANH Luke
- ANH Leia
- C-3PO
- ESB Lando

I'm not surprised.  I think Hasbro is holding back... to a degree.  They probably want to keep people coming back for iconic characters just like these.  Especially when they've already rattled off three versions of Luke with another two on the way, and almost as many versions of Han Solo.  Keeping core characters like that in reserve for later releases is probably being done to prolong the life of the line.

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