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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: May 28, 2014, 05:25 PM »
The RS posting had some prices attached to it.  Mind you, all of the prices were in GBP.  Here are the prices for each set:

Battle on Endor:  99.99 price tag ($168 USD) - AT-ST + 8 figures (7 if you consider the 2 Ewoks as being the equivalent of one basic figure)

Cantina Showdown:  39.99 ($67 USD)

Jabba's Rancor Pit:  129.99 ($220 USD)

I think the lineups are likely going to be somewhat proportional to the price points.

CANTINA SHOWDOWN - Maybe 4 - 6 figures, tops.  I think it's probably going to include:  Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ponda Baba, Dr. Evazan and perhaps one or two other Cantina patrons

JABBA'S RANCOR PIT:  The last Rancor set with Luke retailed for $50.  With the rise in prices I think it would probably sell for $70 - $80 now.  At this price, I'm thinking we get the following:  Rancor, Jedi Luke (hopefully the sandstorm version), Gamorrean Guard, Malakili, Giran, Bib Fortuna, Slave Leia

At the very least I can see the paint sculpt being different on the At St. At least I hope. Would be nice to have different head sculpts on the Imperial Officer and At-St driver as well.

I feel very much the opposite regarding the head sculpts on the AT-ST Driver and Imperial Officer.  I would much rather see new head sculpts on these figures if they were being offered as carded basic figures, not part of a large exclusive pack that already has numerous repacks.  And let's not forget that this is probably going to retail for somewhere between $60 and $80.

The Bullpen / Re: Captain America: Winter Soldier: The Toys!
« on: May 24, 2014, 11:45 PM »
I saw ONE 6" Black Widow, and that was at a Target store. 

The Bullpen / Re: Captain America: Winter Soldier: The Toys!
« on: May 24, 2014, 12:26 PM »
I saw a 3.75" Cap in his WW2 gear during the week.  But Falcon still seems to be somewhat elusive.

Tippet the Ewok is one of the two in this set.  Tippett was packed in the TRU exclusive multipack that came out in 2012.  The other Ewok appears to have the same hood as either Romba or Graak.  But the body/head looks different. - Scratch that.  It looks like the second Ewok is from the TRU multi-pack, too.  The grinning one is Flitchee.

Uck.  Really, Hasbro?  I may have liked the sculpts on some SL figures like the 501st Clone in the Mission Series 2-pack, or the basic carded Stormtrooper.  But this Snowtrooper reminds me of a terrible mashup of a vintage Kenner Snowtrooper and the 2006 TSC Snowtrooper.  Not a fan.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: May 23, 2014, 04:41 PM »
There's been a significant shakeup in an upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe project.  According to Superherohype, Ant-Man director Edgar Wright is out!  The statement from Marvel studios is as follows:

Marvel and Edgar Wright jointly announced today that the studio and director have parted ways on Ant-Man due to differences in their vision of the film. The decision to move on is amicable and does not impact the release date on July 17, 2015. A new director will be announced shortly.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: May 22, 2014, 11:02 PM »
I think the muppet was an attempt to show that JJ Abrams & company recognize some of the pitfalls that befell the PT and they're far more interested in capturing the essence of the OT with a more old school approach.  It reminds me of something that was said on Agents of SHIELD:  people often misconstrue the words new and improved.  Just because something is new doesn't make it better.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: May 22, 2014, 09:38 AM »
Worst part: The scene set in 1999 that features a kid playing with a 2004 LEGO Snowspeeder. Do they REALLY think they can get away with BS like that?

Let me guess:  your favorite part of Argo was the end credits sequence with the vintage Early Bird kit and X-Wing, right?

I haven't even un-boxed mine yet.  I'm in the midst of a massive loose Star Wars figure organization project, and that's been getting the majority of my attention for the past few weeks.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Cancelled The Clone Wars Toys :(
« on: May 20, 2014, 09:27 PM »
I like the fact that some late Clone Wars offerings appear to be making their way into the Saga Legends line.  Especially the Jedi Temple Guardian. 

I get the sense that some of these figures may have already been in development before the plug was pulled on the Clone Wars animated series.  I hope that was the case because it might mean a little more articulation for those characters.

I think we're only going to know for certain about these figures when SDCC rolls around and we see some hard copies.  The poster only gave us a rundown of the characters.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: May 20, 2014, 08:48 PM »
The new trailer has gotten me that much more interested in checking out this movie.  I have zero knowledge of the comic going into this, but the film definitely looks worth checking out.  I'm guessing that the shadowy figure was Ronan the Accuser.  No sign of Thanos, though.  Hmmmm.

I picked up a Ned Stark a few weeks back.  The likeness was better than I expected.  Ned is in his King's Landing gear.  I would've liked him to have his cloak.  Especially since Ned comes with both his regular sword as well as Ice, his great sword.

LOL!  It's almost three years since A Dance with Dragons was released.  Before that, it had been six years since A Feast for Crows was published.  And there was a five year gap between AFFC and the third book in the series, A Storm of Swords.

I think we may still be waiting a little while for The Winds of Winter.  Although I do get the sense that the HBO series may have lit a fire under George R.R. Martin's ass.  I do get the sense that TWoW is going to be released before the HBO series catches up with the books.  But I'm not as optimistic about that happening with A Dream of Spring.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: May 16, 2014, 02:15 PM »
He's either a twin or a clone.  Because Ward killed Eric Koenig at the first secret facility.  Skye discovered him because his blood was dripping down from the drop ceiling where Ward had hidden his body.

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