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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: July 8, 2016, 11:52 AM »
Maybe its just a PR stunt, or pandering, but I don't really get why someone's sexuality is even all that important unless its relevant to the plot. 

I can honestly say I've never thought about Sulu, or Chekov's, or Scotty, or Bones' sexuality as it hasn't been all that relevant.  Maybe I'm forgetting an episode or two from the '60s, or a scene from one of the movies, but for the most part the only main characters that seemed to have any sexuality as part of their core character were Kirk, Uhura, and Spock.

If Sulu has a kid that is at risk in the new movie and its relevant to the plot, fine.  But why should it matter if he is hetero, homo, bi, or asexual.  And if the kid was born in a hetero relationship, born through a surrogate mother (in any kind of relationship), or adopted in to any kind of family. 

Why should it matter???

I'm sure people would argue that gay people need to seen as role models in movies to feel accepted in society, etc, but where does it stop?  Do we need all sub-segments of society represented in blockbuster films?

I've probably answered my own question as I'm guessing this is just PR or pandering.  They should have just left Sulu be an Asian dude that pilots a starship without having his sexuality be part of the discussion.

If this were a Target exclusive I would think we would see this from $40-$50.  But I agree with TRU that all bets are off.  Logic would put it at $50, but TRU seems to like to mark things up unnecessarily and create dusty shelf warming exclusives. 

I might bite at $50.  $60 would be hard to swallow.  Anything above that would be just stupid (but not unlikely).

Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« on: July 8, 2016, 11:21 AM »
I'm glad to see that Hasbro isn't constraining themselves to just Rogue One figures on the Rogue One cards.  Hopefully this means we can get some Rebels, a few more TFA, and maybe a few OT/PT/EU figures mixed in as well.

My list for OT and PT would be pretty short.  I think they've covered nearly everything and done a really good job.  To me there are only two obvious gaps:
  • Tonnika Sisters
  • Sim Aloo

If you expand it to EU stuff I would have a lot more items on the wish list.  Just a few:
  • Ewoks and Droids figures
  • More Rebels characters
  • Pong Krell and other interesting Clone Wars characters
  • Jaxxon and other intersting Marvel / Dark Horse characters

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: July 7, 2016, 03:53 PM »
Does that mean we will see a Sulu with romantic "green alien dude in a Speedo" scene like we saw in the reboot movie with Kirk and Uhura's roommate?

Have we heard what the price is going to be on this?

I'd love to see a Droideka in 6" scale (didn't make my cut in top 10 though) since one would  Hasbro could tool the figure to collapse into roller mode.

That would be cool.

I'm a little surprised there haven't been themed (exclusive?)"battle packs" of 6" figures created for $50.  Throne Room Battle - Droideka, Battle Droid, and Throne Room Amidala.  AOTC Arena Battle - Padme, Geonosian, Mace Windu.  Jabba's Sail Barge.  Cantina. Bespin Carbon Freeze, etc.

We've had the beast packs (e.g. Luke/Wampa), the leaded astromech 3-pack, and the Target TFA two pack.  Other than that I don't think we've had anything other than single carded figures.

Agreed McMetal!!!   ;D

Here was my list from two years ago.  Only one of these has been made with two others being rumored ::)

  • Tusken Raider
  • Lando Skiff Guard
  • ANH Obi-Wan
  • Jawas
  • Wicket / Ewoks
  • Gamorrean Guard
  • ANH Leia
  • Emperor's Royal Guard
  • AOTC Padme Arena Battle
  • Snowtrooper

I do really like the 6" line and think overall they've done a good job, but it's surprising that Hasbro has only released one of these figures in the past two years and it was only because the same figure appeared in TFA. 

I've said this before, but I really think they should mix in OT/PT/EU characters with current movie release figures.  I could have done without Constable Zuvio, General Hux, Resistance Trooper, Flametrooper, and a few others in favor of any of the above figures.  I'm glad that I got all those TFA figures, but I could have waited a few years on some of them.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILER FREE)
« on: July 6, 2016, 10:48 AM »
Has anyone seen a teaser poster for this, or know if there is going to be one? 

They really didn't do much for TFA, so I'm not sure what to expect with Rogue One.

So have we gotten any clarity on what the deal is with this three pack?  I've been on vacation for a week, but it doesn't appear this has been officially announced yet.

Here was my list from two years ago.  Only one of these has been made  with two others being rumored ::)

There wouldn't be many changes if I updated it, but here goes (assuming we're getting a C-3PO and ANH Obi-Wan).

  • Tusken Raider
  • Lando Skiff Guard
  • Jawas
  • Hera
  • Ezra
  • Zeb
  • Chopper
  • Gamorrean Guard
  • Wicket / Ewoks
  • AOTC Padme Arena Battle

The Wookiee Arcade / Re: LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
« on: June 28, 2016, 11:52 AM »
Thanks Jeff. 

Does a "season pass" last for one year, or is it permanent?

The Wookiee Arcade / Re: LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
« on: June 28, 2016, 10:44 AM »
This just released today and I was going to pick it up for me and the kids, although I'm struggling to understand what you get with a Season Pass with the deluxe edition.  I'm not a gamer, so I'm not familiar with what all you get with a season pass and why I should pay an extra $10. 


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: June 27, 2016, 10:26 AM »
I like how Littlefinger is brooding in the background after everyone declares Jon Snow the king of the north.  Probably trying to figure out how to get Jon near the moon door, or otherwise get him out of the way. Or maybe he'll be the one to try and form a marriage alliance with Dany, hopefully only to get eaten by a dragon.  Glad to see Sansa tell him off.

I do love the bad ass that Arya has become.  I wonder if she will continue to roam Westeros exacting her revenge, or if she'll head back to Winterfell to be with her family.

Good stuff this season.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: June 22, 2016, 11:26 AM »
This week's episode will be just Brann is the producer's basement since they have no money from the FX budget left.   :D

I think that is why half of this season was Tyrion in Meereen just talking and Ayra in a room training with The Waif.

I heard next season might only be seven episodes.  I hope that means they cut out all the pointless talking and spend a ten episode budget on just seven episodes with plenty of action.

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