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That's a nice list of figures I would buy.  Already one site's members are complaining about results, such as why (waste a) vote for obvious candidates.  Vote for X Obscure/EU character.

There's going to be plenty of griping and grousing about this process.  There always has been and always will be whenever there's a Fan's Choice Figure Poll.

When I was making the rounds at the participating sites yesterday I was beyond shocked to see one site where people were voting like crazy for Jaina Solo.  Seriously?  After all of that material got wiped out in the great EU/Legends purge so that the new Sequel Trilogy could start fresh, you go with Jaina Solo? Wow.

As for the 4-LOM/Zuckuss results?  I would definitely welcome either of them.  The TESB bounty hunters are still fertile ground.

A little disappointed by how many sites only want you to submit one character.  Given those conditions , I opted for Count Dooku as my entry.  For me it boiled down to either him or Qui-Gon Jinn.  But in the end I thought that a new Sith Lord would be more interesting than another Jedi. 

Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« on: July 10, 2016, 09:17 AM »
Not crazy about the Nerf feature on the A-Wing.  But the one takeaway I have from that Hasbro image is that I do not think the Hera figure is being shown to scale with the vehicle in that particular photo.  Still, I do like that the stabilizers on the A-Wing are a bit different from the original A-Wing that dates back to the Droids A-Wing that got carried forward into the POTF2 era and beyond.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: July 7, 2016, 11:22 PM »
A friend of mine from work who is a die hard Trek fan hates all things JJ Abrams.  He sat out Into Darkness and is doubly pissed about what Paramount has done to the fan community recently with Axanar and Star Trek Continues.

This Sulu crap will piss him off even more!  :D

I'm pissed about the Axanar situation.  That short film was fantastic.  And the fact that they were able to get some decent actors for the project (who had been in legit ST projects) was a big part of what set it apart from most fan films. And that had me genuinely excited for the movie.  But I get the sense that they were too good for Paramounts tastes. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: July 7, 2016, 08:24 PM »
I assume it's kind of an homage to Takei himself as a guy who put up with the less accepting (not that everyone is now obviously) society he grew up in maybe?  Maybe just a little pat on the back to him, and his character, since it wasn't really ever touched on in the movies at all.  Like a "hey, why not?" thing.

I kinda saw it the same way.  George Takei seems to have transcended the Sulu character since he came out very publically.  And if the new films can give him some recognition in that regard, why the hell not?

On a non-ST Beyond related note, I've been hearing more about this new CBS streaming service.  Word is that CBS/Paramount will be pulling most/all Trek content from other services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, and it will be available exclusively on the new CBS streaming channel.

Glad to see more and more of these shops popping up!  Thanks for the link, Jesse.

Wow.  There's a bunch.  But boiling this down to ten?

1 - Palpatine - ROTS Office Duel (SA)
2 - Imperial Security Bureau Officer (white tunic, black trousers)
3 - Tonnika Sisters
4 - Bespin Guard (beared guy from the Kenner vintage card)
5 - Hoth Rebel Officer (vintage Kenner Hoth Rebel Officer)
6 - Nik Sant (Endor Rebel Trooper with blonde bushy beard)
7 - Shasa Tiel (Ishi Tib from Jabba's Palace)
8 - Giant Mouse Droid
9 - Emporer Palpatine - ROTJ (SA with throne)
10 - Sim Aloo

Here's a slightly revised version of my list from last year:

1 - Qui-Gon Jinn
2 - Count Dooku
3 - Darth Sidious - ROTS Office Duel
4 - Captain Antilles - ANH
5 - Zuckuss
6 - Dengar
7 - Lando Calrissian (Episode VI Rebel General)
8 - Nien Nunb (ROTJ)
9 - Emporer's Royal Guard
10 - Supreme Leader Snoke

1:6 Scale Figures and Collectibles / 1/6 Scale Zuckuss
« on: July 4, 2016, 12:51 PM »
Next up in the 1/6th scale bounty hunter line?  Zuckuss!  Check for a product unveil for the new Zuckuss 1/6th scale figure at SDCC 2016.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« on: July 2, 2016, 01:00 PM »
I'm hoping for the TIE Striker, too.  It seems like a solid choice for a starfighter vehicle assortment.  And I'd also like to see the Rebel U-wing fighter/transport in there, too. And the other obvious vehicle seems to be the Imperial hover tank.

Rumors had been circulating about a Black Series Ben Kenobi, but what I remember seeing mentioned said Episode V.  It makes me think that maybe someone screwed up their roman numerals in describing that version of Obi-Wan.

I saw that pricing at my local Walmart, too.  I think they're going that route in order to clear out old stock in preparation for the new line look that will get launched with ROGUE ONE.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: July 1, 2016, 12:22 PM »
I have seen that set! I even took a picture of it and forgot to post it here. I passed on both sets though they look nice, the Carter/Panther set is especially well done.

Pics are pretty big, so here are links:
- Panther/Carter
- Cap/Iron Man

Black Panther looks solid!  As for the Sharon Carter?  A little less so.

It really is a bit puzzling why it's taking Hasbro so long to offer up some decent, well articulated versions of MCU Avengers.  Those TRU 2-packs got the ball rolling a little bit with Iron Man, Fury and Black Widow.  There was also a decent Falcon in there, too.  Ant Man was well done with the deluxe set featuring Antony, and we finally got that Civil War Cap with the motorcycle.  But we could still use a decent version of Thor, the Hulk, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and Vision from AoU.  And that's not even taking into account Winter Soldier, Giant Man or Spider Man in Civil War.

Not surprised to see an unmasked Kylo Ren.  But in this sort of release?  Hmmm...

Still, if this is the only way that the melted Darth Vader helmet is going to be released, there's going to be some major league nerdrage levelled at Hasbro in the next few days.

Nice!  These kinds of details are what should set an exclusive apart from a general release.  But I can't help but marvel at the face sculpt on this Obi-Wan.  They really nailed Alec Guiness's likeness!

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