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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 2
« on: October 23, 2016, 06:42 PM »
Today I found ALMOST all of wave 2 in a Target store, except for Director Krennic.  I only picked up Jyn Erso (Jedha), Chirrut Imwe and Cassian Andor (Eadu) for the time being.  I just was not enthused about Vader.  And I've got some Amazon credit that I wanted to use towards the other figures in the wave.

The paint apps on Jyn's hairline seemed to be a bit of a thing, at least with the 3 that I saw hanging on the pegs.

Rogue One / Re: TRU Exclusive TFA 3.75" Battle Figure 6-Pack
« on: October 23, 2016, 06:39 PM »
I saw the set in the store today.  And yeah, I just cannot justify this set considering I have everything in it already.  It's still curious about why they went with the Armor-Up version of Kylo Ren.  There's no way to tell (without ripping the pack open) if Poe Dameron comes with his helmet.  And again the Riot Control Stormtrooper gets packed in with a bunch of figures that you already own.


Gamestop (and ThinkGeek storefronts) have the First Order TIE Fighter for $49.97.  I saw one at the ThinkGeek location near me.

Rogue One / Re: The Playset Thread
« on: October 22, 2016, 01:57 PM »
I found some Japanese model sets that look like they might make for a good non-Imperial starship interior:

hanger arm mounts
Mechanical Chain Base A
Machanical Chain Base B
System Base
H Hanger Octagon (Gray)

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Star Wars Spin-Off #2 - Han Solo!
« on: October 21, 2016, 05:15 PM »
Hello, what have we here?

Why, it's Donald Glover, who has been cast as the young version of Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo Anthology film!

Films // OCTOBER 21, 2016

Donald Glover Cast as Young Lando Calrissian in Upcoming Han Solo Star Wars Stand-Alone Film

The smooth-talking smuggler is coming back to the big screen.

Hello, what have we here?

Lucasfilm announced today that Donald Glover, an acclaimed actor, award-winning writer, and Grammy-nominated artist, will be playing the part of Lando Calrissian in the still-untitled Han Solo Star Wars film, helmed by directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Glover will join Alden Ehrenreich — previously cast as Han Solo — in bringing two iconic Star Wars characters back to the big screen, but at a time in their lives previously unexplored. This new film depicts Lando in his formative years as a scoundrel on the rise in the galaxy’s underworld — years before the events involving Han, Leia, and Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back and his rise to Rebel hero in Return of the Jedi.

“We’re so lucky to have an artist as talented as Donald join us,” said Lord and Miller. “These are big shoes to fill, and an even bigger cape, and this one fits him perfectly, which will save us money on alterations. Also, we’d like to publicly apologize to Donald for ruining Comic-Con for him forever.”

Glover is best known for creating and starring in the critically acclaimed FX series Atlanta (which had the highest premiere numbers for any basic cable comedy show since 2013), as well as for starring in four seasons of the show Community, and for his Grammy-nominated album Because the Internet, performed under the name Childish Gambino. In addition, Glover appeared in the Academy Award-nominated The Martian, and will be seen in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming.

The untitled Han Solo movie is set for release in 2018.

I picked up a second 6" Black Series Death Trooper from Amazon.  At the $15.99 price it was tough to pass up.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: Walgreens Black Series 6" C-3PO
« on: October 21, 2016, 08:50 AM »
I've seen some reports that this exclusive version of C-3PO is already showing up in Canada, but at EB Games stores.

Rogue One / Re: The Playset Thread
« on: October 21, 2016, 07:49 AM »
Yeah seriously, the Rebel Command Center?  Hmmm...  ok.  To each their own on that one I guess. :)

I probably had the most fun with the Ewok set when I was young, or the Imperial Attack Base.  Those were pretty good.  But GI Joe had the best.  The Terror Drome and Joe Base were the knockers.


I never got the Rebel Command Center, or the Hoth Ice Planet set that used the same base.  I did have the Land of the Jawas playset which had the original incarnation of this base.  and I always liked the cardboard Sandcrawler along with the escape pod accessories.  The Imperial Attack Base was pretty awesome.  That one holds up really well. 

GI Joe really did have some of the best playsets, though.  I had the Joe base as well as the Tactical battle platform.  I wasn't lucky enough to get the Flagg, the Terror Drome or the Defiant Shuttle launch base.  And those pieces were probably the ultimate playsets!

Other Collectibles / Re: Jakks Pacific 20" Star Wars Figure Line
« on: October 20, 2016, 05:23 PM »
I kind of like the look of the Jakks Pacific BB-8 with the utility arm.  But that's really the only piece from them that's really caught my eye.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: October 19, 2016, 08:13 PM »
I've read some other articles about that scene, and the reports stated that the effects shots were not completed when that scene got cut from the movie.

Conventions / Re: HASCON 2017
« on: October 19, 2016, 09:57 AM »
Ah!  That makes much more sense!  BotCon and JoeCon have been big shows in the past that are perfectly capable of standing on their own.  If Hasbro cut ties with the promoter of those events, I can totally understand their move to establish their own event. 

Conventions / Re: HASCON 2017
« on: October 19, 2016, 09:19 AM »
It would be VERY odd for Hasbro to disregard those licenses for their own convention.  But it seems clear that they're trying to put the focus on their own intellectual properties, and not the licensed merch.

Conventions / Re: HASCON 2017
« on: October 19, 2016, 07:01 AM »
I finally had a chance to read through that press release, and it's startling that Star Wars was so deliberately left out of this announcement.  I know that there's Star Wars Celebration in Orlando in April, and SDCC in July.  But you have to think that there will be SOME Star Wars presence at this event.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: October 14, 2016, 08:52 PM »
But.... what about the Bothans?

Seriously, the ruined Jedi statue in the sands of Jedha was a great touch.  It helps establish Jedha as this ancient place that was sacred to the Jedi Order.  Funny though, the hooded figure of the Jedi bore a strong resemblance to ANH era Obi-Wan.

I was also able to find Moroff by going methodically through the trailer.  And it turns out that he's in the scene on Jedha where the AT-ST is attacking the Rebels.

Seeing some of the Rebel Starfighter corps in action was cool.  It looked like they might have been attacking some sort of orbital shipyard, along with some capital ships in support.  I'm pretty sure I saw at least one ship that resembled the ones that Leia got to the Rebels in her season 2 appearance on the REBELS animated series, along with some Nebulon cruisers like the medical frigate from TESB and ROTJ.  And I think the blue flightsuits are pretty cool, too.  The night scenes of the ground attack by the Y-Wings and X-Wings was a great visual as well.

Given the flashback scene, I have to wonder... did the Death Troopers follow in the footsteps of the Republic Commandos?  They seem like they might be an evolution from those particular Clone units.

Rogue One / Re: TRU Exclusive TFA 3.75" Battle Figure 6-Pack
« on: October 14, 2016, 08:47 PM »
This could have been pretty cool if they had the maskless version of Kylo Ren in there since that figure has been HTF for a lot of people.  Unfortunately this photo doesn't show a couple of things.  Does Rey come with the Skywalker lightsaber?  And does Poe come with his helmet?  What about Finn?  He fought FN-2199 using the lightsaber.  It would have been an appropriate accessory for him, too.

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