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Is this TIE Pilot significantly different from the OT one released a year ago?

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Scale Millennium Falcon
« on: December 23, 2015, 12:24 PM »
I'm looking forward to picking up that giant TIE for $50 sometime in the next few months.

This does appear to be collecting some dust at retail.  I've been thinking about at what price point I might be interested in pulling the trigger.

I think its cool.  I just have no idea where I would put such a giant item, so I'm not sure I would even be interested at $50.  Although I sure would be tempted at that price.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: TeeFury
« on: December 23, 2015, 11:04 AM »
What has your experience been with TeeFury?  I ordered stuff from them weeks ago and still haven't received it.  Looking at their web site it appears there are customers that have been waiting over a month for their items to be shipped.  Is this normal?

Cool designs, but I'm not sure I've got the appetite to wait 6 weeks for a freaking t-shirt to be delivered.  Its not rocket science...

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: December 22, 2015, 05:08 PM »
That's a definite possibility.  On the flip side, how does Kylo survive that shot and go on to fight both Finn and Rey?  He took that shot right in the gut, correct?  Single shots knocked out troopers left and right, and they're wearing full body armor.  Chewie himself takes a shot to the arm and is mostly out of commission.  Is Kylo wearing some kind of body armor or could he have minimized the impact using the force?  That's a bit of a plot hole for me.

Agreed.  Looked like a solid shot to the hip that would have left him unable to run or move well.  And it did look like Rey got a solid stab to the shoulder and a slice across the chest that resulted in minimal damage.  Lightsaber kevlar?

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: December 22, 2015, 12:53 PM »
I thought I remember reading somewhere that Lego was having manufacturing problems during the fall (labor contract?) that was going to impact stock for Christmas.  I wonder if some of that is why the shelves are empty.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: December 21, 2015, 06:50 PM »
I've been reading a lot of stuff I agree with. Did however want to whole heartedly disagree with Justin's thoughts on Driver. I thought he very much fit the part of "fighting off the light side" when he was helmetless. I didn't take it as whiny but as torn.

I thought casting across the board was brilliant

Agreed.  And I liked the fact that as a villain he wasn't a super villain.  He was young, torn about his morals, and imperfect in skill and purpose.

When I first heard the casting of Driver I kind of questioned it, but I really like how they wrote the character and how he acted like a powerful, confused, moody teenager. 

I completely agree with the comments that this is the kind of casting / acting / writing that would have been perfect for a young Anakin.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: December 21, 2015, 12:47 PM »
How did Poe manage to take his jacket off before the TIE crashed into Jakku? Apparently both Finn and Poe and Finn were launched out of ejector seats.

It would make more "sense" that he became a force ghost and the jacket was just laying there. The loose jacket works well on Finn needing normal clothes, but makes no sense.

Maybe it was one of the cut scenes.  Poe gets hot and sweaty.  Takes off coat, has a cool drink.  TIE crashes in to the desert.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: December 21, 2015, 11:04 AM »
I'm with you Jeff.  I just (pre)ordered the novelization to see if there will be more details in there. 

It seems odd that the book isn't being released until Jan 5.  I wonder if they re-edited the book to only have what was in the movie, or if it will have a good amount of the cut scenes etc. to help fill in some of the holes.

Maybe not the right thread, but how the heck did Constable Zuvio get a figure when he is on the screen for 0.3 seconds?  It seems like some of the figure choices were a bit odd, but maybe Hasbro was just given a handful of stills and did their best.  Has anyone had a chance to talk with Hasbro about how that all went down?

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: December 20, 2015, 11:52 AM »
So far then, we've got:

Snow/Desert Wave 3 =
snow - 7, 8, 9
desert - Captain Rex, Unkar, and FN-2187

Forest/Space Wave 3 =
forest - Rey #2, Han, Hassk
space - 7, 8, 9

Wonder if those slots will be repacks or if we'll see 6 more figures soon to be revealed?

So do we know what wave 3 is going to be yet?

Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars Posters
« on: December 18, 2015, 11:50 PM »
Be patient...they will turn up at some point.

I dunno.  Normally I would say yes, but the teaser posters never turned up anywhere other than 

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: December 18, 2015, 04:34 PM »
I too was surprised at the lack of new vehicles and beasts in this movie.  The cynical side of me thought that it seemed at times GL went out of his way to have new vehicles in a movie just so there could be new toys.

Other than Rey's speeder, Kylo Ren's shuttle, and the First Order landing craft, there really weren't any new vehicles in the movie.  Did we even see more than a flash of the exterior of the freighter thing that Han/Chewie were on?

And of those vehicles, we've already got Rey's speeder.  I'm not sure Kylo Ren's shuttle would make a good toy.  Maybe the only one that could be turned in to a toy would be the First Order landing craft, and that didn't seem all that neat.

About the only even minor beast is the scavenger that grabbed BB-8 (sorry I don't have everyone's names memorized yet) and that hippo/pig/dog thing that was at the watering hole on Jakku.  I can't see them making the hippo/pig/dog thing.

I guess maybe it doesn't matter with the rapid fire nature of these movies.  We don't need a movie to last us for three years from a merchandising perspective.  Probably only 12 months with all the new stuff coming.

Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars Posters
« on: December 18, 2015, 04:25 PM »
Bah.  I went to pick up one of these today and its only a half size, one sided poster.  Its not a double-sided one sheet movie poster.

I can't tell you how much time I've wasted trying to get my hands on this poster...

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: December 18, 2015, 11:58 AM »
What character did Simon Pegg play?  I've been avoiding spoiler news for so long that I'm sure there are all sorts of interesting nuggets I'm not aware of.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: December 18, 2015, 10:23 AM »
- Pretty sure Rey is Rey Skywalker - that flashback (and her crazy force powers) seemed to confirm it for me. I'm surprised anyone is debating it.

All signs point to it, but you'll still get folks assuming/arguing it's red herring.  I'm sure someone will want her to be Rey Kenobi somehow.  And if it is true she's a Skywalker too, there is still lots to debate... like the giant "who is Rey's mom" question.

I'm really hoping she is not a Skywalker.  Maybe I'm the only one that is bugged by the whole "small universe" thing, but I'm hoping she has her own backstory that isn't intertwined with everyone else. 

But if we're keeping with the pattern, then I'm guess Max von Sydow is the Ben Kenobi watching Rey, and Luke is the unknowing father.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: December 18, 2015, 09:12 AM »
I liked the Parkman from Heroes and Miles from LOST cameos. :)

Yes!  Hasn't Matt Parkman had either a real role or a cameo in every single JJ Abrams TV show and movie? 

I don't recall if he got killed in TFA, but I recall he was one of the pilots in the first episode of Lost and was the first person to die/get "eaten" by the smoke monster

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