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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 2, 2015, 07:05 AM »
There's some pretty awesome casting news for GoT season 6.  Actor Ian McShane (Deadwood, Jack the Giant Slayer, Battle of Britain) will be joining the cast.  There's been no official word on who McShane will be playing... I'm thinking it's pretty unlikely that Al Swearingen would wind up in the midst of Westeros.  Some speculation is that he might be playing the father of one character who's something of a fan favorite.

There's also some news from HBO.  At a recent presentation HBO President Michael Lombardo said that the network is looking towards an 8 season run (or more) for Game of Thrones.  Additionally, there's been talk of a prequel:

When asked about the possibility of a prequel or spinoff of some kind at TCA, Lombardo admitted, “I would be open to anything David and Dan want to do … there’s enormous storytelling to be mined in a prequel.” He added that there have been no conversations about an offshoot for “Thrones” yet, since “the focus is on figuring out the next few years of this show.”

TV-9D9 / Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
« on: July 31, 2015, 01:16 PM »
There's already been some rumors that sets from The Force Awakens are being repurposed for Rogue One.  It looks like they're trying to get some bang for their bucks in the new regime. 

Scored a Leia in Boussh disguise from a Walgreens store this afternoon.  And some of the other current Black Series 6" figures like Palpatine, Luke in Stormtrooper armor and the AOTC Clone Trooper Captain were all on hand.  Now if I can just find the 6" IG-88 and Commander Cody I can take a little break before Force Friday.   

TV-9D9 / Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
« on: July 30, 2015, 08:44 AM »
With all the SW Anthology movie talk going on, and seeing that Disney is putting Marvel stuff on Netflix (Daredevil) and TV (Agents of SHIELD) - has there been any more talk or speculation about a Star Wars live action serial?

I know its been discussed here in the past, but man would I love to see some story lines developed this way.  I think it would be super cool to do mini-series via Netflix. 

Funny that you should mention that, Dave.  Because rumors are circulating that Disney/LFL may be pursuing just such a deal with Netflix.  And there may be as many as three different series developed for TV.  I'd definitely be interested to see where this goes.

So far Daredevil has been pretty successful for Netflix/Marvel.  Jessica Jones is set to debut later this year, and the Luke Cage series comes out in 2016.  I hear there may be some issues with the Iron Fist show, but that's it's own thing.  It's interesting to see Disney potentially moving forward so decisively here with possible Star Wars TV series for a streaming service like Netflix.

As for what sort of content to take on?  The whole Star Wars Underworld concept is totally worth exploring.  I'd also be up for seeing some PT era Jedi stories, where they truly were peace keepers.  And a show that focuses on some small faction of the Rebellion during the OT era might be pretty cool, too.

Half of me is super annoyed by this and gets where all of you are coming from, and the other half of me thinks to hell with it... it's a COMIC CON exclusive, and if we couldn't get one from our desks a few days later, what grievance to we really have here?

It's not like this figure isn't going to be available in droves when the movie launches, the only real reason to want this is for the packaging.

Good way of looking at things, Rob.  I've certainly gotten past caring about exclusive packaging for the most part.  I guess with this piece it was more about getting *SOMETHING* from the new trilogy.  We've had to wait so long to see anything at all that it got people into a frenzy about this new Stormtrooper, myself included.

This Stormtrooper is going to be everywhere eventually.  And probably for less money.  Packaging?  It's just more cardboard to deal with.

Are you seriously ******* kidding?  It's already out of stock?!?!?!  WTF?!?!?!

HTS is just ridiculously slow right now.

I think it's probably going to be offered up around 11:00 ET / 8:00 PT.  Hasbro probably wants to give people on the West Coast a reasonable shot at the exclusives.

F5 standing by.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: '67 Shelby Cobra found after 45 years
« on: July 26, 2015, 12:10 PM »
Wow!  Calling that car gorgeous is an understatement. 

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« on: July 22, 2015, 10:17 PM »
I've been trying to avoid getting back into Marvel Legends.  But this MCU Avengers - Age of Ultron multipack looks pretty cool.  And I'm glad to see them finally recognizing Banner, too.

Dribs and drabs of info like this are definitely fodder for some conversation and plenty of speculation.  The 5 POA info is not unexpected.  I think that we saw that coming.

I just wonder when or how info about the line is going to be publicized.  Is Hasbro going to come up with some collector media event some time late next month?  Are they going to use  Hasbro Pulse for the release?  Or are they maybe going to go through USA Today?  That's been a pretty regular source of articles about Hasbro releases at Toy Fair.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Recent purchases
« on: July 15, 2015, 08:21 PM »
I scored most of the new wave of TBS 3.75" figures from Amazon, minus C-3PO.  I came close to getting Threepio through an Amazon Lightning Deal, but the wait list didn't pan out.

The age rating is much more about safety than being age appropriate.  So maybe Hasbro should re-think the age on the package. 

Beyond that?  This is a classic case of lazy parenting.  *SPOILER ALERT * The imagery of Leia in the slave outfit has been around since 1983.  The guy who complained to this station in Philadelphia is probably more concerned that this action figure might lead to him having what he perceives to be an uncomfortable conversation with his kids.  And in the grand scheme of things, this one is pretty easy compared to what real life has in store for most people. 

There are some Lightning Deals going on as part of Prime Day.  The following two are waitlists at this time:

TBS 3.75" Leia in Boussh disguise - $9.99
TBS 3.75" C-3PO - $9.99

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