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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.

Rogue One / Re: Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« on: June 22, 2016, 10:28 AM »
I think there are two things we're talking about:
1 - a kid oriented environment/playset
2 - collector oriented environment/display

I get it that maybe #1 doesn't have a huge market, but I'm surprised Hasbro/Disney hasn't sub-licensed the collector oriented environment/display, maybe even as a shared exclusive for EE or someplace.

I know there have been a few marginal attempts at this over the years, but as I recall the price points were crazy high (someone refresh my memory on the company and price point - I think they were $100+ and not modular - sort of like nice reproductions of some of the classic mail away displays).

I find it hard to believe that someone couldn't engineer and produce a semi-generic Death Star / Star Destroyer / Blockade Runner / Starkiller Base hallway environments at a reasonable price.  I know some 3D printer garage shop guys have done hallway environments, but this needs to be an injection molded higher run product that gets distributed through a professional company.  I know I would likely buy a handful of these to act as stands and display environments.  How many of us have bought hundreds of Hasbro and non-Hasbro stands to display our figures???

Back in the day Kenner got halfway there with their mail away Arena Display.  Something like this concept with some vertical supports that could allow you to stack them and build environments couldn't be that hard to pull off.

I'm sure some kids would buy them too, especially if you were clever about how accessories and other items could plug in to the environment.  You could make them a mail away and online shared exclusive.  And they could be refreshed with new accessories or inserts with each new movie.  For example, it looks like a chunk of Rogue One is taking place inside of Star Destroyers and the Death Star. 

This seems like a no-brainer.

Where is EE when you need them?  I'm guessing Hasbro just won't let anyone do this.

The Force Awakens / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: June 21, 2016, 03:13 PM »
What are people's general experiences buying from "tunghori" on eBay?  I'm tempted to buy the latest wave of WM figures from him, but not sure what the paint quality is likely to be considering how crappy the factory accepted versions of this line have been.  Does he do a fairly good job of screening for quality?

Rogue One / Re: Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« on: June 20, 2016, 01:54 PM »
Third tier characters like Goss Toowers, PZ-4CO, Zuvio, etc seem like they might get a little less love from Hasbro this time around.

I just hope that Hasbro doesn't take this as, "Why should we release the Tonnika Sisters or Sim Aloo.  Background characters don't sell."  I believe fans would prefer those characters from the OT and PT than the NT.

I just think their character mix was off.  Too many background characters packed with not enough heroes. 

For the most part I appreciate all the blink and you miss them characters they created for us, but they needed more Rey, Chewie, Kylo Ren, etc. mixed in.  You almost never saw those figures on the pegs, and if you did they didn't last for more than a day before they were snapped up.

I hope with all the new movies coming in rapid succession they find a way to have a constantly evolving mix of heroes, background characters, OT, PT, ST, Rebels, Clone Wars, and EU all thrown together.  I think if they try and have individual lines for each successive movie they risk missing the mark with the short window they'll have between movies.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: June 20, 2016, 11:58 AM »
Awesome war scene with the horses and men crashing in to each other all around Jon.

I'll be interested to see if some of the other houses that have left the Stark fold will come back now that they've retaken Winterfell, and if the Tulleys are able to join forces as well.  I'm not sure what Jamie's army is doing now that they have captured Riverrun.  I kind of got the feeling that they were going to turn it over to the Freys or the Tulleys (assuming they were going to have the castle be loyal to King's Landing) and head back south.

That was an amazing episode not only for the battle of the bastards, but also for the speed in which things wrapped up in Mereen.  It seems like they've spent the whole season doing close to nothing there (other than lots of talking) and in a matter of eight minutes they defeat the masters/harpys and Dany agrees to an alliance with Theon and crew. 

I'll be interested to see how they wrap up the season (lots of previews around King's Landing) and if we get some kind of cliffhanger.

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