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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: November 14, 2014, 06:31 AM »
The other thing to remember is Disney/Marvel still own all the non-movie rights to the characters.  If people are still going to buy X-Men, F4, and Spiderman comics, it would only cost Marvel money to not put them out.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: November 12, 2014, 09:51 AM »
The problem with that assessment is that F4 is never going to be a success on the level of Avengers or Spiderman.  There will probably be a time in the not to distant future where people are going to tire of all of these comic/superhero movies.  All of these changes are going to irk the hardcore fans, but that really isn't the audience for the picture.  However, when you tell the actors to not bother reading the source material, it makes me wonder how committed FOX is to the property.  Honestly, I don't think they would intentionally put out a bomb and waste all the money involved in production, marketing, etc., but I do think that selling the rights back to Marvel has to be on the table.  While I don't think Marvel would have a burning desire for the heroes,  I think they would love to get the cinematic rights back for Galactus and the Skrulls.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: November 12, 2014, 06:51 AM »
You have to wonder if FOX is trying to have this film bomb so they can try to sell the rights back to Marvel and just concentrate on X-Men.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
« on: November 7, 2014, 10:41 AM »
Maybe it refers to new people?  ???  Little early to assume it doesn't refer to someone tho isn't it?

I like it....  It seems to me it could refer to a lot of different possible things or people.  I dunno.

It depends on if it is "The Force Awakens" or "The force Awakens".  Nathan P. Butler speculated that it could be an army that is awakened out of stasis.  If that is the case, then the title would fit the pattern.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
« on: November 6, 2014, 03:30 PM »
I don't like that they have broken the pattern of the first two trilogies.

You mean dropping the "Episode" naming convention?

No the parallels in the names of Ep 1 & IV, Ep II & V, and Ep III and VI.  TPM referred to Palpatine/Sidious and/or the Sith.  ANH referred to Luke.  The Force Awakens does not refer to a person or people.  I would think that they aren't going to drop the episode naming convention.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
« on: November 6, 2014, 02:16 PM »
I don't like that they have broken the pattern of the first two trilogies.

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12" Figures / Re: Sidehow 12" X-Wing Luke
« on: October 31, 2014, 06:14 AM »
There does seem to be a lot of little pieces on the flight suit, but to put this in perspective, the Yoda Hut was $275.  That included a ton of little accessories and has lights.  I just don't see how this figure is worth $35 less than that.

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12" Figures / Re: Sidehow 12" X-Wing Luke
« on: October 30, 2014, 12:09 PM »
Exactly...what the heck is up with that price?  I had to make sure there was an X-wing ladder included.  I have almost every SS 12" figure, but after the summer they released three clone repaints all at once, I quit buying prequel figures.  I think I will have to pass on this one at this price.  It has just gotten out of control.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: U2
« on: September 22, 2014, 06:59 AM »
It isn't that they actually put it on devices, it was put in everyone's cloud.  Considering some people pay for icloud storage, having something in their that you don't want is annoying.  If you don't pay for extra cloud storage, it is still taking up space in your free storage.  You have to pay for iTunes match, which is the only way you can delete songs/albums in the cloud that you no longer want.  Without that, you would have been stuck with the U2 album in the cloud until they put out the "patch" to get rid of it.

Personally, since I am not a U2 fan, I view this essentially as junk mail.  I have been sent something I didn't want and now it is my problem to dispose of it.  Not that big of a deal, but it is annoying.  If I had wanted this album, it isn't that difficult to go to iTunes store and download it.  That would have made it more like a guy handing out flyers.  If you want one, you take it.  Otherwise, you just move on without being inconvenienced.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Toy Tony carded figures.
« on: August 26, 2014, 06:53 AM »
I have not read much on this topic.  How easy would it be to spot one of these fakes?  Is the card stock different than a vintage figure?  Not to defend AFA, but if this guy had a mint condition loose Fett and the bubbles and card stock were the same materials as vintage figures, I would think it might be difficult to spot one of these fakes.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: July 21, 2014, 07:00 AM »
Cap's black, and now Thor's a woman.  I honestly haven't enjoyed Marvel comics as much the last few years, so this is looking like a great stepping off point for me.  Utterly ridiculous that Marvel feels the need to pull stunts like this in place of anything remotely resembling character development. 

I actually loved a lot of the 80s stories, so have kept my subs going in the hopes of reconnecting with some of those great memories.  Billionaire Tony Stark defeating so many enemies only to slowly fall victim to the bottle, then rebuild his life and reclaim his armor?  Brilliant.  The original Secret Wars?  The Infinity Gauntlet?  Thor getting wounded and growing a beard?  Symbiote Spiderman/Venom?  These were classic character driven stories.  Marvel's shifted the players and copied some of the circumstances, but without any of the life or meaning behind them.  What a shame.

I would call the Thor thing a stunt.  The Captain America is just a retread of what they have done in the past.  They already did it with Bucky.  This time they just seem to be ripping off the Batman Beyond thing, but using an established character instead of a new one.  Falcon becomes Cap and Cap sits in the "batcave" and helps Falcon over the headset.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: June 30, 2014, 02:40 PM »
I really don't like the idea of rewriting the script just to fit a release date.  While a December date works fine, for say, the spin off films, I still don't like the idea for the Episode releases.  I would be happier to see the release date pushed to May with the current script instead of scrambling to do rewrites to fit a December release.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: June 4, 2014, 06:56 AM »
A Dr. Strange movie makes Marvel/Disney's comments about not using a classic Mandarin ridiculous.  I don't mean the look of the character, but the use of his rings.  I had read that the powers that be or whomever thought that magic rings didn't fit in the Marvel cinematic universe and now they are bringing in Scarlet Witch and possibly Dr. Strange.  It doesn't make much sense to me.  Even with the short they did with Trevor, it isn't like RDJ is going to do another Iron Man movie with the "true" Mandarin.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: X-Men/Wolverine Movies
« on: May 30, 2014, 06:22 AM »
Apocalypse will be the new cast and set in the 80's.  I'm not sure where they will go after that.  I believe Jackman is planning one last Woverine movie.  Jennifer Lawrence is only signed on for one more movie and said she wouldn't have done this one if she didn't sign for three movies.  There are rumors of Gambit and Deadpool movies.  I think we will see a reboot in the next five years or so, much like we saw with Spiderman.  Fox and Sony will keep rebooting franchises to retain the rights to the characters.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: May 6, 2014, 12:50 PM »
I saw a comment I agree with on another site regarding this title.  Basically they said do you think Disney would allow the word Ancient in the title with ages of Ford et al.?  The title fits the mold of Ep. I and IV that refer to a person or people, so why it might not be legit, it may be something along those lines.

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