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The Bullpen / Re: Avengers Infinite
« on: October 7, 2014, 06:40 AM »
All I ever see from this line are the same four figures:  Cap, Iron Man, Hyperion and Reaper.

I would like to pick up Ant Man and Wasp, but this line has been beyond scarce.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels "Spark of Rebellion"
« on: October 7, 2014, 06:39 AM »
I liked how they showed the interior of the star destroyer.

And they explore the perils of space travels like the scene of descompression where some
stormies and personal were swallow by space.

Kallus survived that and another risk clinging over the abyss.

As these scenes are fast,a nd for kids, they donīt tell us much on "how the agent managed to survive", but is
like a bit of information about what is consider in the imperial survival training.

Nice little nod there to Aliens, don't you think?

Hmmm.  Then it seems that maybe those Summer Convention exclusive stickers on the packages of the figures at Target are just a little bit misleading.

I also just took a look at my wave 1 Dany.  I didn't notice any differences between the figure I saw at Target yesterday which had the sticker and the one I have at home that I bought elsewhere.

I'm thinking now that there may be no difference between these Jon Snow figures after all.  I haven't opened my own Jon Snow yet.  What I'm wondering about the Longclaw sword is this:  are the inscriptions only on one side of the blade, and a fuller (groove) on the other side?  Because until now I had only seen the groove of the sword in the packaging for Jon Snow.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: October 3, 2014, 03:49 PM »
I think that I'm ready to tap out on the spoilers.  The more I hear from the cast about maintaining the element of surprise, the more I think that's the way to go.

The sword in this Jon Snow looks significantly different.  There are inscriptions on the blade of the exclusive version.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: October 3, 2014, 12:56 PM »
Saw the AT-DP and Inquisitor's TIE today.  Passed on them for now.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Recent Purchases
« on: October 3, 2014, 12:36 PM »
Picked up the TBS 6" Sandtrooper with the black pauldron while hunting for the Proto Fett.

I just picked up that exclusive armored Tyrion at Target.  But when I did I also saw versions of Jon Snow and Danaerys Targaryen that had exclusive tags on the packages.  I'm not completely sure what the differences are between the original offerings.  But I think I have an idea.

I'm thinking that in the case of Jon Snow his sword is different.  I think this exclusive version is supposed to be with Longclaw, the Valyrian steel sword given to him by Lord Commander Mormont.  And in the case of Dany?  I *THINK* it's probably the dragon that's different.  The one I saw at Target looked like Drogon was the pack-in dragon.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: October 2, 2014, 10:55 PM »
The second series definitely seems to be off to a more quick paced start than season one.  And I think the integration of the show's story line with that of Captain America - The Winter Soldier gave the show a new lease on life.  That boost in interest seems to have translated into a bigger production & effects budget for the show.  Although I think the Harley Davidson product placement helped that this week, too.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: October 2, 2014, 08:54 AM »
Depp has the look for the role.  And he's well connected with Disney.  But I think my reservations about him are the same as Bill's.  Johnny Depp seems to inject this air of camp into almost any project he's involved in these days.

I know there was a lot of talk about Joaquin Phoenix playing the part.  What I also heard there was that he was interested, but also concerned about the amount of CGI the project would require.  And evidently his concerns are that he feels more of a need for practical effects that he could interact with as an actor.  I know that Ewan McGregor expressed similar concerns about the production of the PT, so I don't think it's an insignificant consideration.

Ethan Hawke seems like an interesting choice.  He can pull off the look.  As for the character?  I honestly don't know enough about Dr. Strange to say one way or the other.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels "Spark of Rebellion"
« on: September 29, 2014, 01:18 PM »
I liked it.  There's a clear line between the artwork of THE CLONE WARS and REBELS.  That kind of continuity is a good thing.  But there was a clear shift in tone in the characterizations, pacing and even the music cues. 

The Empire is clearly an oppressive force.  That overhead shot of the Star Destroyer passing over Ezra's tower established that in a hurry.  Although I think some of the officers in Lothal looked a bit too buffoonish.  That, and the Stormtroopers continue to be incredibly poor marksmen.

Ezras introduction to the crew of the Ghost was alright.  The speederbike chase was cool.  The good stuff for me was Ezra and his slow discovery of his Force abilities.  Like Ezra sensing Kanan through the Force, and the music associated with that.  There was also the opening of the holocron.  That along with the message from Obi-Wan tied a lot of things together in a big way.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: NYCC 2014
« on: September 29, 2014, 12:43 PM »
From what I understand there are still some tickets available for Thursday.  I may try to go, but it's still up in the air for me.  Seeing new product in person is always very cool, but a show like NYCC can get really expensive in a hurry.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Recent Purchases
« on: September 25, 2014, 05:43 PM »
The Fett Finder has been hit or miss for me.  I still haven't found a Proto Fett.  But the leads it gave me did help me find the TBS Darth Vader and Chewbacca. 

And in the process?  I found a 20" Darth Maul at one Walgreens store.  I hadn't seen that one before.

Other Toy Lines / Re: A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones Figures!
« on: September 25, 2014, 01:57 PM »
Really?!?!  That's surprising.  Although I've gotta say, it's pretty cool that they're recognizing Tyrion as much as they are in the GoT line.  This makes for a full three versions of Tyrion in the line, and we haven't even seen wave 2 hit retail in any sort of quantity yet.

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