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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: February 14, 2015, 11:56 AM »
Wait...

Reaction is doing figures AND THE SHARK from Jaws?  I might be in.

http://news.toyark.com/2015/02/14/funko-reaction-legacy-figures-toy-fair-2015-151182

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LEGO / Re: LEGO 2015
« on: February 14, 2015, 08:12 AM »
Here's the Yoda's News gallery from this morning's LEGO breakfast event at Toy Fair.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: February 12, 2015, 11:05 AM »
I was wondering when USA Today was going to get their article out there.  This is at least what, three years running where Hunter PR gives them the first crack at some Hasbro Star Wars news in advance of Toy Fair?

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: February 12, 2015, 10:39 AM »
I've been a little pessimistic about the state of things.  But I think that general feeling has been going around throughout the hobby.  I almost get the sense that this current dry spell may be an attempt to reset the hobby in some way.  Anyway, my predictions for the Hasbro presentation?

-3.75" Basic Figures (Black Series) - 2 new waves in addition to what's been shown and yet to be released
-3.75" Saga Legends / Rebels - 2 waves (maybe).  The remainder of the figures that were seen on that poster and perhaps one more wave
-3.75" Mission Series - 1 wave (as seen on the poster) and perhaps one more wave.
-6" Black Series - 2 waves in addition to the NYCC wave.  Maybe a bounty hunter (Dengar or Aurra Sing), Jedi (Mace Windu or Qui-Gon), a trooper (Snowtrooper), clone (Phase II 501st), droid (C-3PO)
-3.75" system vehicles - More Starfighter repaints, possibly including Anakin's green & white ROTS Jedi Interceptor.  New wave of Rebels vehicles including TIE Fighter, scaled down X-Wing.  *POSSIBLE* large Ghost vehicle.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: February 12, 2015, 09:30 AM »
In the hacked emails Amy Pascal specifically mentions Peter Parker, not Miles Morales.  That and the success of the previous Spiderman films with Peter Parker lead you to believe that Peter will be Spiderman in this crossover into the MCU.

As far as Sony selling Spiderman back to Disney/Marvel?  I don't see it happening.  They've seen what a cash cow the MCU has been for Disney, and it looks like they're far more interested in licensing Spiderman back to Marvel studios.  And I think if Fox were presented with a similar option they might consider it as well.  Fox still owns the rights to the FF and X-Men.  But if Fox sees that Sony's partnership with Marvel is profitable?  Then they might consider a similar licensing deal.  The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been really successful, and if the studios that bought other characters can cash in on that success too, I think they might be enticed to get into business with Disney/Marvel Studios.

Coincidentally, when all of this Spiderman news was coming out I saw an article on Business Insider that shows which studio has the film rights to certain Marvel comics characters.  The Submariner is owned by Universal, while Fox has X-Men, the FF and some related characters like Wolverine, Cable, Deadpool and the Silver Surfer.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: February 11, 2015, 03:23 PM »
Wow.  This is definitely big news for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  No doubt Sony is trying to right their own ship in the wake of the hacking scandal. Part of what came out in that affair was a good amount of bashing of Andrew Garfield's performance in the Spider-Man reboot films by Sony executives . Seeing how his name wasn't mentioned in that press release you have to figure that the role is being recast.

I really hope not. Garfield was one of the very few things I enjoyed about those films, and was far, far from the reason why they sucked.

It's looking like that's the way things are going to shake out.  Check out this Mashable article that draws on a number of emails that got leaked in the Sony hack.  It seems pretty likely that Andrew Garfield is out.  He stood up some very senior Japanese Sony executives at a corporate event.  Plus, from Amy Pascals own emails it looks like he's done.  She seems to state that the new Peter Parker would likely be introduced in Captain America - Civil War, and those discussions have been ongoing for several months.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« on: February 11, 2015, 09:56 AM »
I was on the fence about buying these, but now I think I'll pass on all three and wait to see the reviews on the Imp Troop Transport before I decide on that one.

Saw a pic of the Imp Troop Transport filled up with VOTC Stormies on Yakface's facebook page::



Not terrible, but man, if only those troop sockets were a tad bit deeper...   still on the fence, but won't be surprised if I end up passing on this one too.

I like some of the design changes.  But the phrase that really comes to mind?

"Aren't you a little short for an Imperial Transport"?

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A Rebels list would be relevant.  As would characters from The Old Republic, and maybe from the Clone Wars animated series.  But beyond those EU properties, or anything that pops up in the new Marvel Star Wars comics?  I fear that an EU poll might be an exercise in spinning our wheels.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: February 10, 2015, 08:45 PM »
I have to think that there will be *SOMETHING* shown at Toy Fair, but not much.  At least not much beyond what's been shown by Hasbro at SDCC and NYCC 2014.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: February 10, 2015, 04:02 PM »
Wow.  This is definitely big news for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  No doubt Sony is trying to right their own ship in the wake of the hacking scandal. Part of what came out in that affair was a good amount of bashing of Andrew Garfield's performance in the Spider-Man reboot films by Sony executives . Seeing how his name wasn't mentioned in that press release you have to figure that the role is being recast.

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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season One (Spoilers)
« on: February 10, 2015, 03:50 PM »
Rebels really managed to nail Tarkin. And the voice actor was great, too. I hope the series can continue to feature Tarkin for some time to come. He makes the Empire far more sinister than we've seen so far. And the bumbling keystone cop-like Imperials getting dispatched by the Inquisitor upped the ante. 

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Disney Star Wars Theme Park?
« on: February 7, 2015, 01:44 PM »
A Star Wars theme SECTION of a theme park would be pretty awesome.  And if anything, I think Disney would probably use something like 'The Wizarding World of Harry Potter' at Universal Studios as a template.  Make a significant Star Wars themed section in Disney/MGM Studios along the lines of that Harry Potter attraction at Universal.  I think the potential is definitely there in terms of individual attractions, rides and eateries.  I mean, who here would want to get a drink at a Mos Eisley Cantina restaurant?

As for rides?
-Pod race in Beggars canyon
-Endor speeder bike ride
-Hoth asteroid field space chase
-Space battle ride (pick one!)

Eateries/Bars
-Mos Eisley cantina
-Jabba's palace dinner/entertainment
_Dex's diner

...and that's not including what could be coming from the new movies which could feature prominently here.  Oh, and the GIFT SHOPS.  ::)

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Well, the Clone Sergeant seems to be lingering a little bit.  At least on Walgreens store pegs.  I picked up Yoda and the TIE Pilot 2 weeks ago and decided to hold off on the more abundant Clone Sergeant.  Sure enough, when I returned to the same store there were PLENTY of Clone Sergeants left.

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I'm sorry if I mispronounced the name of the Rancor Keeper now.

The one who was one of the worst pegwarmers of the POTF2 era?  And got remade back around 2009/2010?  No.  Nobody takes issue with that at all.

::)

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Saga Legends / Re: Saga Legends "Mission Series" Figure 2-Packs
« on: February 7, 2015, 10:56 AM »
Thanks, Scott.  Just ordered the Sabine and Wookiee sets.  Vizago?  Meh.

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