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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: February 19, 2015, 03:42 PM »
I think they could still easily make a Ghost work, but the scales would be way off.  I'd be totally fine with that. 

Make it in scale with the old school Falcon.  Have a cockpit, man-able gun ports, a common area, a ramp, and a place for the Phantom to connect.

I would much rather have a cool toy that the kids and I can play with effectively then be too concerned about it not being to scale.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels - 5 POA Animated Style Figs
« on: February 19, 2015, 03:38 PM »
The biggest logic flaw is that if this is a boys line and only male figures sell, then why would you even have main characters be female in the cartoon?  Disney/Lucasfilm can create whatever characters they want. 

I assume the mission of Rebels is prime audiences for TFA, and appeal to younger kids (boys only?) that will bug their parents to buy them stuff.

So they get my 5-year old daughter all excited about the program, all excited about Sabine, and "release" (not really available) her well after the Christmas surge. 

Sabine could have just as easily been a male character, or some androgynous alien, or a droid.  But they chose to make her a young woman / old teenager, I assume to appeal to young girls and pull them in to the story and collecting.

If that is the case, make and release the damn figure straight out of the gates.  Capitalize on your plan to pull in young girls.  It also kills me I have to buy a Sabine t-shirt from Her Universe because Disney and others don't make one.

To me there is a lot of shared ownership on these oversights.  Hasbro has missed the boat, and Lucasfilm/Disney licensing has missed the boat.  I'm sure Disney could have strongly encouraged Hasbro to have Sabine (or Hera) be available at launch.  Maybe they were too busy figuring out what new color of whiny fairy they could add to their Tinkerbell portfolio... ::)

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends Figures
« on: February 18, 2015, 10:30 AM »
Clearly nobody at Hasbro has a five year old daughter who watches Rebels and tries to buy figures at retail.   >:(

I get it that you don't want to pack a Mon Mothma in every case, but not having two of the main characters (and the only females) available for many months after the line launches is pathetic.

There are essentially nine main characters (counting a Stormtrooper as a main character).  They made seven in the first wave of Rebels and Mission Series.  Pretty sad the two they left out were the only female characters.

We're going on four months since the line launched and I'm guessing we're still a couple of months away from being able to get our hands on Hera.  A few have managed to just get Sabine, but I can't imagine your average soccer mom looking for toys for her kids at Target is going to stumble on a Sabine any time soon.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: February 17, 2015, 03:57 PM »
No kidding. 

I bought my five year old daughter a Sabine t-shirt from HerUniverse and gave it to her on Valentines Day.  She hasn't taken it off yet.

She asks me every day when I get home from work if I have found the new Sabine MS figure at Target yet.

Maybe we're the exception, but there appears to be a fair amount of money in our wallets waiting to be spent on Hasbro items that aren't released or aren't planned to be released.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: February 17, 2015, 03:21 PM »
This is where I think there is a breakdown in our hopes vs. reality based on history.

I wouldn't characterize it as wishful thinking so much as a reasonable expectation. But this is the very definition of an iconic ship... It is a gaping omission from the Rebels toy line-up thus far.

The Clone Wars ran for 5 or 6 seasons and we didn't get The Twilight, or anything beyond the $20 vehicle assortment.  The support for the figure line was fairly weak after the first few seasons as well.

I think Hasbro has also under supported and largely missed an opportunity with Rebels.  While there is a decent selection of vehicles, there really aren't many figures or other releases.  I think this would have been a great time to fill the pre-TFA gap with lots of Rebels items, but instead we get an impotent dribble of product.

Hasbro and/or Lucasfilm/Disney seems to have little interest in supporting their non-movie media. 

Maybe they're smarter than us.  But based on the amount of Rebels product that stagnates (none) on the pegs/shelves, I would say they completely missed the boat.

We've got seven months before the supposed street date of TFA.  Its hard for me to believe we're going to get much more than what has already been show from the Rebels line before the shelves are devoted to TFA.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: February 17, 2015, 01:16 PM »
I saw all these posts around the net about guys thinking they'd see a giant Ghost...

Has Hasbro ever confirmed this, or even brought this up, or is this wishful fanboy thinking?

I personally would love a Ghost, BMF style or smaller.

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I've managed to avoid buying 99% of Sideshow/Hot Toys' items, but damn this looks good.  I had to pull the trigger on the Obi-Wan Mythos statue, and might have to spring for this too.  Just something about old man Kenobi that I think is awesome.

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LEGO / Re: LEGO 2014
« on: February 15, 2015, 12:22 PM »
Just finished the ghost and phantom. Both really nice sets, but even nicer that they fit together.  Very cool.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILER FREE)
« on: February 12, 2015, 11:43 AM »
When is the teaser poster going to be available?

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Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars Posters
« on: February 12, 2015, 11:27 AM »
Anybody know when The Force Awakens teaser poster is going to be made available?  I couldn't find any mention of it online.

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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season One (Spoilers)
« on: February 12, 2015, 10:46 AM »
I'd say last night's episode was probably the best. 

I enjoyed it too, although it was funny that my kids said they didn't like the ending.  I don't think they liked Kanan being captured and there being no resolution for his escape. 

Rebels doesn't usually have cliffhangers.  Just simple 30 minute stories.  Even when the story arcs carry over from show to show they don't have a big cliffhanger.

The only thing that kind of bugs me about Rebels is that they spend so much time on Lothal.  I think it would be a lot more interesting if they traveled to neighboring systems more.

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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Disney Buys LFL
« on: February 4, 2015, 10:46 AM »
Just saw this on CNN about the standalone movie.

Talk of Aaron Paul being a possible male lead, bitch.  And Felicity Jones just went in for readings.

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How much for measles?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Indiana Jones 5
« on: January 29, 2015, 04:07 PM »
I'm sure they could make up all sorts of stuff that could be interesting.  Indy 2 was good enough when they used non-Christian relics. 

Indy 4 was just an uninteresting relic, or at least the story was told poorly.

They could do Egyptian relics, Asian relics, etc.

Heck, look how cool the intro to Raiders was when they were looking for the gold idol that didn't even have mystical powers.  Just a well told mini-adventure to capture an archaeological prize while attempting to not get shot with a poison dart.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Indiana Jones 5
« on: January 29, 2015, 01:23 PM »
I think Chris Pratt might be decent in this role.  Less interested in Bradley Cooper.  I thought Pratt did a good job in Guardians of the Galaxy.

I know it feels "wrong" to have someone other than Harrison Ford play Indy, but I think the character is great and the story lines are fairly endless (assuming they're done well).

I look at this kind of like the James Bond series.  Should they have ended the Bond series after Sean Connery stopped being bond in 1971?  I still think he is the best of all the actors to have played Bond, but I've generally enjoyed all of Bond actors and movies.  I think Daniel Craig in particular is very good in that role.

If the Indy movies are well done with a different actor, then I'm all for it.  Harrison Ford was in Indy 4, but that didn't help it be anything other than a really average movie.

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