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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: August 31, 2016, 03:39 PM »
I don't know how well the Sphero BB-8 did, so I can't speak to that but people I know who have one rave about it.

Nobody could keep this in stock from Force Friday through early December.  It seemed that this was a hot, hot toy that took months for production to catch up with. 

Not sure what Sphero's expectations were, but it seems like demand was higher than supply for several months.

Have they provided a demo video of this yet, showing how the app works?  If the app is cool that should also help bolster sales.  If its just a remote control without fun add-ons then its a missed opportunity.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: August 31, 2016, 01:38 PM »
This is interesting from a couple different angles:

- $300 is the most expensive Star Wars toy Hasbro has ever released, by a long shot.  I know there was a TRU exclusive Vintage boxed repackaged BMF (if I recall correctly) that was pretty spendy, but the original non-exclusive version was only $150.  We also had the TFA MF for $140 and the 6" TIE for $170.

- The interactive / remote control aspect is a massive enhancement over a standard toy.  It becomes a bit of combo between the BB-8 Sphero ($150) and a large 3.75" toy ($150).

- If this works at this price point, it could open the door to a lot of other different toy possibilities.  Hasbro has said "big vehicles" just don't work from a financial perspective.  This could help prove or refute that depending on the success.  We've pined for a Sail Barge, Blockade Runner, etc., and if this is successful it could prove the value in creating $300 uber-toys.

I will definitely try and get one of these, although will try and get one for substantially less if I can.  I would be willing to wager that this will sell better than the $150 6" TIE Fighter.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 1
« on: August 30, 2016, 12:13 PM »
Do we know what the case pack is supposed to be?  I'm assuming its the usual 12 figures per case.  That may mean that Kylo will be packed at just one per case with one of the other figures.

Admiral Ackbar?!?

Maybe he has a yet to be revealed role in Rogue One (don't spoil it for me if you already know) or Rebels Season 3, but that seems like an odd choice.

Lando seems like a bit of an odd choice as well.

Would have been nice to have a Rogue One wave or two, but maybe that is coming later.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 2 (Spoilers)
« on: August 30, 2016, 10:38 AM »
Season 2 DVD/Blu-Ray is out today.  Anybody see in extra good deals on this?

I thought he died years ago.  I didn't even realize he was still alive, until I saw this post that he was dead...

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Rumors
« on: August 24, 2016, 11:15 AM »
Hopefully its not just a redecoed 6" TIE Fighter with redecoed TIE Pilot. 

Rogue One / Re: The Playset Thread
« on: August 23, 2016, 09:03 PM »
So they're thick enough and stable enough to stand on their own?

Rogue One / Re: The Playset Thread
« on: August 23, 2016, 05:19 PM »
Thanks for posting.  How do these stay standing?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: August 22, 2016, 02:58 PM »

I didn't make it five minutes into Talking Dead. An hour of people talking about a boring episode of a series with a weak concept.

Good summary!!

Chris Hardwick is a boring star struck homer and is terrible to listen to.

I think his career peaked 20 years ago as a host on Singled Out.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Xbox One
« on: August 22, 2016, 11:32 AM »
They must not patch the software, and thus force you to download completely fresh versions.

My son and I end up getting in to arguments about screen time and these updates.  He's allowed about an hour of screen time to play xbox and every now and then I tell him to turn off the xbox and he says he hasn't even started yet because he is still waiting for the OS or the game to update.

Not sure why they don't have a function that lets you choose when to apply the updates (maybe the do and we haven't figured it out). 

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Rumors
« on: August 22, 2016, 11:25 AM »
I might be mildly interested if the price point were reasonable.  Maybe more like $70.

I'm not going to treat 6" figures the same way as 3.75" figures where I was game for just about any repaint, no matter how lame.  The extra cost and space the 6" figures take up have me far less interested in slightly modified figures.  I still haven't picked up the exclusive 6" four pack they released a year ago for this exact reason.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« on: August 19, 2016, 12:19 PM »
I assumed the 20 years for the solar sailor would be for an unmanned craft. 

Heck, they can't really figure out how to get a manned craft to Mars and back and that would only take a year or so.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
« on: August 19, 2016, 12:12 PM »

I know some people hate the Nerf element to the toys, but I remember playing with my Battlestar Galactica toys as a kid with the shooting missiles - not the "fixed" version that prevented them from firing.  I loved having a Cylon vs. Viper battle with my buddies where you could shoot the little plastic missiles at each other's ship.

I think having the Nerf functionality in both an Empire and Rebel ship will be a cool play feature.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: August 18, 2016, 02:07 PM »
The Beastie Boy's Sabotage works really well for Rogue One.

I remember watching Sense and Sensibility with my wife years ago.  Painful stuff.   A Beastie Boys soundtrack would have made that movie infinitely better.  Everything goes better with The Beastie Boys.  :P

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