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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

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One - U-Wing Starfighter
« on: August 16, 2016, 12:51 PM »
I'll reserve judgement for now, but have no problem with them significantly downscaling a large ship.  I think that is really the only way these things can work economically.

From a kid perspective I have no problem with a $50 significantly downscaled toy as opposed to a $150 slightly downscaled toy.

As a collector with a fat enough wallet to pay for expense stuff I would prefer they made more $200 toys - e-wing, The Ghost, etc., but I'm sure the market just wont support things like that and completely understand them going smaller.

I'm sure Hasbro has good numbers on sales volumes, profits, price points, etc. on how many of the $150 MF ships they sold vs. the $50 X-Wings.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: August 12, 2016, 12:01 PM »
Love the trailer!  This movie has a cool dirty dozen vibe to it.  I hope that they do more anthology movies like this in the future, but further removed from the main movies.  Not everything has to revolve around the Death Star.

I also like the fact this this movie isn't a backstory spinoff of some main character. 

I think they can have more success with a movie like this than they can with a Han Solo or Kenobi flick just because there will be far fewer constraints on the characters and plot.  There is far less canon to maneuver through.

What did people think about the Suicide Squad movie? 

I'm not a comic book guy and don't have a bias one way or the other. 

It seems the pre-release buzz was good, but the score on Rotten Tomatoes is terrible.

Worth seeing or not?

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: August 10, 2016, 03:57 PM »
I'll just watch the new deleted scenes on YouTube...

If people do want to try and find a way to split this set I'm really only interested in the astromech.

If it drops to $45-50 (with free/cheap shipping) I think I'll strongly consider it.  I like your collector math, but my collector math says the TIE Pilot is worth $0 to me.

I might bite at this price.  Have to check the checkbook, but $15 per fig isn't awful...

It wouldn't be if the figures were more interesting.

- Might be nice to have another Sandtrooper variation, but I don't have to have it
- A red Stormtrooper is just kind of stupid (sorry for those who love it)
- I really don't need another TIE Pilot 
- I would love to have the astromech

Is there anything different about the Sandtrooper and TIE Pilot than what we already have?

Its a nice markdown, but I'm probably still not interested at that price.  Although I would love to have the astromech.

Target usually marks things down a few times on the way to clearing something out.  Usual increments are 30%, 50%, 70%, 90%.  Sometimes they skip a step if they really want to blow it out.  Thursday also tends to be markdown day, so if you're looking for a sweet deal on the 6" TIE and they have limited inventory, or lurk for Lego deals, Thursday morning is the time to shop. 

It took an hour for me to get my confirmation email, which given the glacial pace of their web site during ordering I'm not surprised it took awhile to arrive.

Hopefully everything gets fulfilled as ordered and in good shape.

I think this is the first time in about three or four years I've managed to score the convention exclusives directly from Hasbro.  I've always missed out and had to go eBay or hope there were extras being offered up to the community.

I picked up an extra set if anyone is still looking for these.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« on: July 27, 2016, 11:29 AM »
Thanks Jayson. 

I guess Target still has plenty of time to clean out the old inventory before then.

I wonder with the DPCI not changing for the 6" figures if we might see some leak early.

I hope Target puts these on sale otherwise there will be a lot of 6" figures getting moved to make room for new stock.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« on: July 27, 2016, 11:04 AM »
So has there been any official confirmation of a Force Friday this fall, and when exactly it is going to take place?

I'm a little surprised that Target hasn't started to clean out its pegs in preparation for the August reset, new assortments, etc.  I know the 6" figs are keeping the same DPCI, but do we know if the 3.75" figs are keeping the same DPCI or going to something new?

So using that logic it sounds like Dengar must not be "in the parking lot" yet.

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