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Watto's Junk Yard / Hits a little too close to home...
« on: December 14, 2015, 05:30 PM »

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: December 14, 2015, 01:02 PM »
Star Trek Beyond Trailer

Beastie Boys and Star Trek are two things that do not go well together

What?!?!  Blasphemer!

The Beastie Boys go extremely well with just about everything.  "Sense and Sensibility" might have even been barely watchable if it had a Beastie Boys soundtrack.

It does seem like an interesting choice to use an older rock song, although I assume its mostly just for the trailer though.   Probably didn't have time to hire a composer to score anything new.

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: The Phantom Menace: Was it That Bad?
« on: December 14, 2015, 12:14 PM »
Read some commentary the other day about the "machete version" of Star Wars and really liked the thought process.  The guy stated you should watch  the movies in the following order - Episodes 4, 5, 2, 3, 6.  He stated Episode 1 was completely irrelevant, which I agree.  Its not so much a "bad" movie as it is completely lacking in important plot points. 

Look around eBay if you want...just be patient and don't over pay.

A lot of people talk about purchasing a doopydoos kit...the full kit is about $90.

Yeah, I looked around for that kit and couldn't seem to find a place that had them in stock.  Do you know if there is a place to buy these, or is eBay the place to get these kits as well?

Anybody check in to or buy a kit for a Stormtrooper blaster to go with their Anovos Stormtrooper armor kit?  I've checked out the 501st and other costuming web sites, but am struggling to find an option.  They're speaking in their costuming code and way beyond my simple knowledge of their craft.

Looks like there are some wood options, but I can't seem to find a place that has them in stock.

Anybody figure this out yet?

I can't be an unarmed Stormtrooper...

Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars Posters
« on: December 11, 2015, 12:41 PM »
Thanks Jeff!  $15 would be a lot cheaper than buying a handful of cheap DVDs to redeem on the Disney Movie Rewards page.  I just hope the theaters have enough stock to last until I can get there.

Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars Posters
« on: December 11, 2015, 12:09 PM »
Also available at select theaters for purchase

Anybody try and get one of these yet?  I tried calling the local theater and they wouldn't answer.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
« on: December 8, 2015, 11:54 AM »
If any MN guys are planning to buy some of these, please let me know and maybe we can group order to save on shipping or something.

I'm interested Justin, but I'll be patient.  I'll be interested to see if they offer any bundles/deals once these are out on the market.

My oldest just read all of the Percy Jackson books and would dig a Medusa and some of the other mythological stuff.

I personally think the Spartans look cool.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
« on: December 7, 2015, 03:47 PM »
Remember these?  They have finally opened non-kickstarter pre-orders for the Wave 1 stuff.

These look awesome.  Stiff price point for just one figure though.  Any chance of a group/large order to bring down the cost?  Maybe a JD promotion will pop up...  ;)

I was bummed I missed out on the kickstarter for this.  Almost dropped a large amount for one of their higher investor levels.  I can't believe how long its taken to release these.

I too am still interested in these, but will have to be really selective at that price point.  Hopefully once they're released there will be better deals.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 2 (Spoilers)
« on: December 5, 2015, 08:54 AM »
Good to see Ahsoka mixing it up a little bit, and kicking some butt.

The Force Awakens / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: December 4, 2015, 02:12 PM »
The new Disney era has quickly shown us that in their licensed merchandise model they are all about keeping costs down and maximizing their profits. 

Do we know its Disney, and not Hasbro?  Is anyone aware of the contract and how its structured (flat license fee, % or cost, % of retail), and if the contract is any different than what Lucasfilm had negotiated last?  I'm guessing Disney is paid a flat license fee plus a small % of the cost Hasbro charges retailers. 

I would be more likely to blame Hasbro than anyone as I'm guessing they're making most of the decisions on POA, cost to retailers, price points, mix, etc.  Retailers are just marking it up accordingly, and TRU marks it up more than most. 

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Re: TFA 3.75
« on: December 4, 2015, 09:51 AM »
Any rumors on when we might see this?

Gentle Giant / First Order Stormtrooper Mini-Bust
« on: December 3, 2015, 05:14 PM »
Saw this on Yakface the other day - Gentle Giant First Order Stormtrooper mini-bust - but thought I would start a discussion here.

I've got a majority of the mini-busts that they've made over the years, but between the massive drop in releases and the increase in prices - I think I'm done.  They've maybe released two or three items all year in this line, and now the price appears to be $120 each  :o :o  These mini-busts were in the $70 range just a year or so ago.

While I think this mini-bust looks sweet, I think I'm done.  If I'm going to drop that kind of money I think I would rather just get the Sideshow version for $210 that is super poseable with lots of accessories.

Does anyone still collect these mini-busts?

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Re: TFA 3.75
« on: December 3, 2015, 04:56 PM »
Cool.  I guess that means I don't need the TFA repacked Ezra that comes with his lightsaber as I can just wait for this version.

Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars Posters
« on: November 25, 2015, 11:48 AM »
This is seriously starting to piss me off.  WTF?  Do they not sell posters to the general public anymore?  Is this an embargoed item and going to be available only after Dec 18?  I can live without the teaser poster, but I want the theatrical one sheet.

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