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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels "Spark of Rebellion"
« on: October 11, 2014, 04:34 PM »
Vader's back - with the voice

Why do I get the sneaking feeling that this special scene that's only going to be on the ABC showing of "Spark of Rebellion" wasn't included on that DVD that's on sale at WalMart?   ::)

Part of me was really skeptical about that DVD release.  First of all, because the format is DVD and not BluRay.  That was actually the reason why I didn't by it when I saw it at WalMart last week.  And then this additional Vader scene gets tagged on, too?

The Bullpen / Re: Avengers Infinite
« on: October 11, 2014, 10:29 AM »
Finally found the Wasp.  And at a couple of stores, no less.  Still no sign of Ant Man yet, but he'll probably turn up at some point.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« on: October 11, 2014, 09:58 AM »
I picked up the wave 5 Vader as well as Snowspeeder Wedge.  It's really startling to see how many of the Vader heads look like they're ready to pop off of the bodies inside of the blisters.  This was a major screwup on the part of Hasbro.  How did they NOT catch this defect?  And what gets me is that this is a FANTASTIC version of Vader, only to be marred by this stupid defect.

Still, I'm very glad to see Hasbro get Snowspeeder Wedge out there.  And hopefully I'll find Doallyn and Ree Yees soon.  Also, was anyone else under the impression that R5-G19 was going to be a part of this wave?

I get the feeling that there's one of two things going on with the REBELS basic figures.

1 - There's a holdup in the distribution chain.  And it could be anywhere in the chain:  shipping from HK to North America, or from Hasbro's warehouses on the West coast to the retail chains.

2 - There's a street date on the REBELS figures.

As for the limited nature of the REBELS line so far?  I get the sense that Hasbro is playing things more conservatively.  THE CLONE WARS animated series started out with great ratings as well as a feature film.  But ratings and interest tapered off with time.  As did sales of the 3.75" figure system.

What does Hasbro have to gain by holding things back?  Interest.  By delaying the release Hasbro might be trying to ramp up the level of interest in the line, albeit artificially.  There's also the nature of the way this new series will play out.  There are about 8 central characters, plus troopers.  That's very different from the broad scope of THE CLONE WARS.  In CW you had LOTS of Jedi, LOTS of Clones, and LOTS of Seperatists.  And that had the potential to generate a figure line that might have some 40+ figures per year.  But REBELS is different.  It focuses on the crew of The Ghost, who are 5 people plus a droid.  The Imperials in the series will generate some characters for the line, but we're not likely to see the widespread individualization with troopers that was a big part of CLONE WARS.

I think we'll see more REBELS offerings at Toy Fair '15.  But with Episode VII some 14+ months off from release now, I think we're likely to see a rampup from Hasbro that leads towards the new movie.  And REBELS is likely to be an interesting sub-line.  Kind of the way the late ear POTF2 CommTechs were in the EPISODE I days.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: NYCC 2014
« on: October 10, 2014, 10:31 AM »
I read the Q&A session from Imperial Shipyards, and Hasbro said that the 6" C-3PO was being delayed by some challenges with the paint apps. It won't be vac metallized, but it will feature gold paint.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: October 9, 2014, 12:23 PM »
Picked up a Reveal the Rebels set at TRU this morning. They still seem to be a little scarce for some reason.  I would think they would be out in quantities in time for the premiere of the show, but aside from the Command stock, 20" and 31" figures, Rebels toys aren't super abundant.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Recent purchases
« on: October 9, 2014, 12:18 PM »
I picked up the TBS ROTS Vader and Snowspeeder Wedge this morning, as well as the ROTS Obi-Wan Jedi Starfighter.  The BOGO deal at TRU certainly was a help.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: NYCC 2014
« on: October 9, 2014, 12:17 PM »
So would you say the Jawas are 3.75" scale or 6" scale, Jeff?

They are suposed to be 3.75" scale.  They are a little on the tall side, but they were definitely intended to be a 3.75" product. 

As was pointed out on the JD Twitter, they work for the "tall Jawas" at the Lars' homestead scene:

Ah.  I know there had been some rumors circulating about the possibility of a TBS 6" Jawa 2-pack, and I thought it was a possibility that these Jawas might be part of that set.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Recent Purchases
« on: October 9, 2014, 12:13 PM »
Finally picked up a 6" Greedo as part of the BOGO deal at TRU.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: NYCC 2014
« on: October 9, 2014, 12:02 AM »
So would you say the Jawas are 3.75" scale or 6" scale, Jeff?

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: NYCC 2014
« on: October 8, 2014, 08:59 PM »
Looks like a RotS Palpatine in the pics.  I'd prefer one that looked like the older Jedi version... and as someone pointed out on Yak, where's the force lightning?

The deco looks much more like a ROTJ Palpatine from looking at this picture.  The cane was more a ROTJ accessory, not ROTS.

But my oh my!  I am just pleased as can be about Leia in Boussh disguise and Han Solo in carbonite!!!!!!

Good pics, Jeff!  And thanks!!!

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: NYCC 2014
« on: October 8, 2014, 06:56 PM »
Saw this revealed at the NYCC Hasbro party via the Yakface Facebook page:

New figures which include:
-Mosep Bineed
-Leia in Boussh disguise
-Jawa 2-pack
-Han Solo w/ Carbonite block

Clone Trooper Captain (Phase I armor)
The Emporer, Leia in Boussh disguise & IG-88
Clone Commander Cody, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo in Stormtrooper disguises

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: October 8, 2014, 03:25 PM »
Of all of the SHIELD operatives to go undercover in HYDRA.... Simmons?!?!  The sheer audacity of that move is astounding.  Although the scene between her and Coulson in the apartment was pretty funny.  But it seems like she might be deceptively capable in an undercover role.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: October 8, 2014, 03:16 PM »
Those editing transitions are actually called WIPES.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels "Spark of Rebellion"
« on: October 8, 2014, 09:38 AM »
Hi Nicklab, I havenīt seen aliens, but indeed lots of influences from major films are soon to be unveiled.

Perhaps the narrative of the series will get even more complex as the animation team explore the sources
from drafts and also EU.

I think for Kallus survival and similar situations (a guy holding from a column, a broken wall in a vacuum tempest)
there lack details, and maybe one of them could be the use of a repursol lift device inside their belts.

SW never need to explain technology, cause always the movies accepted it for granted, but
in times of realism in cinema, they could give a glimpse on that. Cheers :)

Really?  OMG, Aliens was just a masterpiece of sci-fi and action films.  One of James Cameron's best films, without a doubt.   That airlock in the floor of the Star Destroyer and the decompression looked a lot like the scene onboard the Sulaco in Aliens.  At least to me it did.

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