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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« on: February 26, 2015, 01:27 PM »
Has there been any talk of Target getting a vehicle assortment that includes the troop transport, or a transport with a pack-in figure?

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season One (Spoilers)
« on: February 26, 2015, 01:26 PM »
Still though, I'm drawn to the idea (and hoping it's true) that Fulcrum is Ahsoka.  This may end up being red herrings from Filoni...

You would hope that if there were a Jedi (Ahsoka) so closely linked to The Ghost crew that Ahsoka would have pulled Kanan and Ezra aside and tried to train them.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season One (Spoilers)
« on: February 26, 2015, 11:31 AM »
I'm surprised Fulcrum is even a person.  I thought it was just going to be a "contact" that Hera hadn't actually ever talked to in person or holographically. 

I thought it would just be a plot device and all the discussion on who it was would be wasted.

I'm still hoping its just a plot device and not tied to anyone we know in the Star Wars universe.  I don't like how everything has to be magically linked somehow.

The Star Wars universe has to have a population of quadrillions of sentient beings, but it seems like everyone is somehow tied together through only a couple of degrees of separation, without Kevin Bacon being involved.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Wave 9 (2015 Wave 3)
« on: February 25, 2015, 06:11 PM »
IG-88 will be the highlight of this wave for me.


The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Wave 8 (2015 Wave 2)
« on: February 24, 2015, 01:36 PM »
So far the waves and figure selection has been pretty solid.  I think this is the least interesting wave so far.  The Emperor and another in the rainbow of clone troopers do not interest me.

Luke Stormtrooper looks sweet though.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: February 20, 2015, 05:07 PM »
Better they do a $30 accessory then have D-bags steal the dish out of a new Falcon and return it with a round one, or nothing.  Although if they are D-bags they'll probably do it anyhow.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: February 20, 2015, 04:21 PM »
They need to do a mail-away (or Kickstarter) that will allow you to swap out your round dish for a rectangular dish.

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.

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... ::)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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