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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero / Comic Book TV Development
« on: July 21, 2014, 05:51 PM »
She really has been one of the best things about 'True Blood' on HBO.  Her and Kristen Van Straten.

One very oddly coincidental thing about Deborah Ann Woll and this new role?  Her boyfriend is blind.  And she's been using some of her celebrity to raising awareness about the disease that took his sight.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: July 21, 2014, 01:33 PM »
Simon Pegg mentioned on his Twitter page that it's actually very much in line with Ralph McQuarrie's original X-Wing designs.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: July 21, 2014, 10:39 AM »
It's got to be because the Marvel Cinematic Universe has brought this all into the mainstream since the movies have been wildly successful.  The new issue of EW has an Avengers - Age of Ultron cover story, and that movie doesn't come out for another 10 months!  That article touted the box office for the MCU as being somewhere in the neighborhood of $6 billion.  So while Marvel Comics may go in different directions story-wise, news about those characters that are part of the MCU can mean big business.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: July 21, 2014, 10:08 AM »
It's the whole "Force for Change" charity drive.  There's a week remaining for people to donate to UNICEF and enter.  The prize is a trip for 2 to the set of Episode VII.  And you'll also win access to an advanced screening of Episode VII.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: July 21, 2014, 08:21 AM »
JJ Abrams was on GMA this morning.  In front of something pretty f***king cool.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
« on: July 19, 2014, 07:30 AM »
Meet The Inquisitor, and voice actor Jason Isaacs.  Glad to see Isaacs on board with the series.  I've always thought that he would work very well within the Star Wars universe.  And way back when I thought that he might even be the right actor to play Tarkin in the PT if he would've had anything approaching a speaking role.  Definitely looking forward to seeing what he brings to the Inquisitor.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: July 17, 2014, 06:25 PM »
A number of these things do seem like blatant marketing gimmicks.  But then the landscape for SO MUCH media has changed over the last 10 years.  It is so difficult to grab the attention of an audience, let alone maintain it.  I think Marvel is proactively trying to engage the audience with these changes.  They've done big things like this before, like when they launched the Ultimates Universe.  And you know what?  The Thor news was such a big deal that it made the papers and major news casts.  I think the marketing execs would take that as a WIN in their book.

And comics fans are well aware that this isn't the first time we've seen Marvel do things like this with their iconic characters.  Steve Rogers has handed off the Cap mantle before.  I remember when he got fired as Captain America, and was replaced by the guy who would later become the US Agent.  Then there was the assassination of Cap, too.  Plus, the powers of Thor have been passed on to Beta Ray Bill, as well as the Thor Frog before.  So why not a woman now?  Those things alone show us that the characters aren't necessarily sacred even to Marvel.  And at some point they'll probably come around with the re-birth or re-launch of the classic character as everyone knows them.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends Figures
« on: July 16, 2014, 11:32 AM »
I think they're bundling the REBELS figures and SAGA LEGENDS together in the same line in order to minimize/simplify the number of lines that are shipping to retail.  That way the retailers are only ordering TWO 3.75" basic figures lines:  The Black Series and REBELS/SAGA LEGENDS.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Regional Pop (Soda) You Love?
« on: July 16, 2014, 09:39 AM »
I can still remember going to college and coming across people from Rochester and Buffalo who said "Pop" instead of soda.  At first I thought they were violent, asking "Hey, do you wanna pop?"  After that, it just got annoying.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends Figures
« on: July 16, 2014, 09:31 AM »
YODAS NEWS has posted some loose and carded images of several REBELS and SAGA LEGENDS Basic Figures.  Some figure numbers are discernible in the carded images, while others are questionable:

___  SL01 - Stormtrooper
___  SL02 - Ezra Bridger
___  SL03 - The Inquisitor
___  SL04 - Kanan Jarrus
___  SL05 - Agent Kallus
___  SL06 - C1-10P (Chopper)
___  SL07 - Jango Fett  (EPISODE II - Attack Of The Clones)
___  SL08 - Clone Trooper (EPISODE II - Attack Of The Clones)
___  SL09 - Darth Vader  (EPISODE V - The Empire Strikes Back)
___  SL10 - Luke Skywalker (EPISODE VI - Return of The Jedi)
___  SL11 - Obi-Wan Kenobi (The Clone Wars)
___  SL12 - Snowtrooper (EPISODE V - The Empire Strikes Back)

It really depends on the articulation. If we're getting super articulated figures, I'll more than happily pick up the OT gang and probably the new main characters. But any troopers or minor characters? Probably not. I have more than enough Rebels and Imperials and won't care enough to pick up Poggle the Lesser or Zam Wesell type characters. Plus most of my collecting focus is on LEGO now, and that takes up enough space on its own. Adding a whole new trilogy to what I have, yikes.

Part of me is praying we get a shoddy 5 POA line similar to the last few Marvel movies so I can skip it entirely and not feel bad.

This is part of how I feel.  As I've been organizing my collection over the past few months I couldn't help but notice something that REALLY got me fuming.  That being a recurring trend where Hasbro put out minimally articulated figures of main characters at the beginning of a movie line.  And then a few months down the line we got a well articulated version of those same characters.  This happened in both the AOTC and ROTS lines.  I'd really like to see Hasbro break this trend going forward.  And if they don't?  I'm going to wait until the gimmick figures get out of the way and THEN buy the core characters with good articulation.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: July 14, 2014, 06:24 AM »
So... where's Han Solo at?  Not seeing the rumored Hoth Han re-do in these new rumor lists. >:(

First one

I'm not holding my breath.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: July 13, 2014, 09:32 PM »
I'm guessing the Clone Commanders are just love action renditions of their animated counterparts. I'd like to see Wolffe in his bridge officer uniform.  And I'm thinking Commander Thorne is one of the Shock Trooper officers.  I had to look up Commander Doom to realize that he was in the netflix exclusive episodes.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
« on: July 13, 2014, 04:29 PM »
Kallus seems like he's going to be the prominent Imperial player in the series.  I'm glad to see that he's part of the Imperial Security Bureau.  It's something that's been somewhat glossed over in the movies, despite seeing Yularen and other ISB officers on the Death Star in A NEW HOPE.  The mutton chops are a little odd though, since the only Imperial Officers I can think of that had ANY facial hair were Yularen and Ozzel.  And they had pretty neatly groomed moustaches.

The actor playing Kallus is pretty cool, too.  He's played some decent parts like in Red Tails and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.  And truth be told, I'm surprised to see that some actors who aren't traditionally voice actors are taking on roles in the series.  Freddie Prinze Jr., David Oyelowo and now it seems Jason Isaacs as the Inquisitor (The Patriot, the Harry Potter series) are all actors with significant on screen credits, but they seem interested in taking part in REBELS.  It makes me hopeful for this new series.

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