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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2015 - 2016
« on: October 6, 2015, 07:15 PM »
I wore my "Dr Hook" McCracken tshirt all day in honor of the Hockeyville game.  Was fun!

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: September 30, 2015, 08:38 PM »
Well you're managing 2 languages well.  I do one poorly.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: September 29, 2015, 06:26 PM »
That would be "Si!" :)

9 weeks of Spanish and I basically could count to 10 and ask for water with lemon.  :-[

Other Collectibles / Re: Bandai 1/12 Scale Star Wars Figure Model Kits
« on: September 29, 2015, 06:24 PM »
My biggest question about Tenso I guess, is do they let you pile up stuff and ship at once, ala the Private Warehouse on HLJ?  I was hoping for that, however I couldn't seem to find anything definitive on that question.

I just know, especially after Jeff's links, that I have to find a way to order this stuff for reasonable prices haha.

Read the Fett reviews that are popping up too, and sooooooo glad I got off the pot on that.  Wish I'd gotten two really.  What an awesome looking figure.  Gonna be a bit of a b to paint, but that's fine.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2015 - 2016
« on: September 29, 2015, 02:59 PM »
Pens play Tampa tonight in Johnstown where Slapshot was filmed.  The Hanslns are in town puttin on the foil!  Brought their toys!

Wish I had tickets. :)  Only like an hour and a half ride towards State College.

Other Collectibles / Re: Bandai 1/12 Scale Star Wars Figure Model Kits
« on: September 29, 2015, 02:57 PM »
Interesting to note in those pics that the elite TIE is very different to a regular TIE which appears to be just like TIEs of the OT.  I was curious.  Also the XWing model should put to bed the theories that the new XWings are smaller than the OT ships.  Looks pretty beefy imo.

Other Collectibles / Re: Bandai 1/12 Scale Star Wars Figure Model Kits
« on: September 29, 2015, 02:51 PM »
What courier service should I use?  I only found Tenso.  :/

And no I handnt seen those Jeff thank you!  I need these.  I feel lucky HLJ put my Boba order through.  I was literally the last order before it went order stop.  Whew. :x

Other Collectibles / Re: Bandai 1/12 Scale Star Wars Figure Model Kits
« on: September 28, 2015, 08:11 PM »
I barely, and boy do I mean BARELY, got my order in for the Fett kit...  It requested payment today.  Whew.  Dodged a bullet on that.

Does anyone have any advice on 3rd party buying services in Japan?  Anyone do that stuff ever?

I definitely want to keep up on these kits.  I'd happily pay more for them, just don't wanna get into Figuarts territory or I'd maybe just go that route instead.  :-\

The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: September 28, 2015, 08:09 PM »
Someone picked up a few random TFA figs for me at DOllar General...  They have $5 off $25 coupons routinely for usually a Saturday only, and had full cases available so I got a Stormie, TIE Pilot, and Flametrooper to add some articulation to.

Love the Flametrooper in general...  Inspires me to make an OT one someday.  He's like he's fat though.

The TIE Pilot I wish his visor moved, but otherwise he's pretty nifty.  I hadn't gotten one of him yet.

The BAW's are really meh though.  I thought they were cool, and some are cooler than others (Stormtrooper's big rifle has some use), but I'd much rather they all came with just a 2nd rifle or something...  Just me though.

super-Armored-up tongue Action Jar Jar Binks

That's a different kind of toy.

I'm glad that everyone who harps that Hasbro is ruining Star Wars now have a human's name to put to it.

Yeah that's kind of neat that they may appear late.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: September 25, 2015, 05:15 PM »
There was a funny Tosh.0 that involved He-Man this season.  Now that's all I can think about.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII
« on: September 24, 2015, 09:32 PM »
People can't expect the last 3 films to just be forgotten...  No clue why anyone would be angry.  It is what it is, and should've been expected to a degree.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: September 24, 2015, 09:31 PM »
I enjoyed it despite it running a tad choppy on my admittedly poopy machine.  It was pretty fun to fiddle with and just look around. :)

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: The new TIE Fighters
« on: September 24, 2015, 09:29 PM »
I wasn't questioning what they're called, so much as what they do...  Which in the Incredible Cross Sections (most current tech material on Star Wars stuff), they (as they often do) do some squishing together of what the purpose of the solar panels are.  They don't just collect energy though...  They're also listed as having a (in the diagram) heat exchange matrix (IE: a radiator) which makes up most of the panel's bulk, etc.

They also list it having a fueling line and things, which contradicts it flying on solar power completely...  or perhaps the solar power feeds something else?  Weapons or the argued particle shields people have brought up (due to space debris being an issue for an unshielded ship, blah blah blah).

Like Jeff said, JJ Abrams probably thought it looked neat to photo negative the TIE Fighter, add some greeblies, beef it up some here and there...  voila, "advancement of technology in a fairly static technological advancement universe!", and you're done.  It could be as simple as the First Order wanting to distinguish itself to the Empire in some weird way?

I'd say the simple answer right now is a "solar panel" on a TIE Fighter is not a solar panel on your neighbor's pool heater though, and thus doesn't work the same way, whatever its purpose may be.  And so a white one maybe works as well as a black one, or better even. *shrugs*

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