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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 2
« on: November 28, 2015, 07:16 PM »
One of my nearby WMs had a lone set of these, and they're fabulous.  Kylo Ren is the definite winner to me.  Gonna open here, and enjoy some TFA poseability for the first time.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILER FREE)
« on: November 28, 2015, 06:29 PM »
Guarantee it gets posted now.  :-X

Conventions / Re: Pittsburgh's "Steel City Con" Toy & Collectible Show
« on: November 26, 2015, 07:20 PM »
Another is here in just a week.  Anxious to get back to the show.  Last time I was pretty sick...  This time, not sure, haha.  Anyway, if you're planning to attend from out of town, feel free to hit me up as I should be there!

John Ratzenberger is at this show but not really advertising him as the Star Wars part (obviously?), but I know lots of folks going just to get his autograph.

The show's cos-play is getting better every time I've noticed too.  Last time I was there, there was an amazing 3PO costume that just blew my mind.  It was perfect.

And if all works as planned, I'll get another ASP-7 of course.  :-X

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Disneyland!
« on: November 26, 2015, 03:12 PM »
Hey Paul, I missed your post about the models.  The playboy is in the window but tough to see and needs a well timed flash if it's behind glass to get a good pic.  I have some pics from one of the exhibits it toured with (Whete Science Meets Imagination).  I will post it here when I find it.  Forget where I hosted all of them haha.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: November 25, 2015, 08:50 PM »
Indeed, not a bad deal at all there.  Hmmm. 

Why can't Acid Rain stuff hit a sale for me.  :-\

Gotta say the 3.75" TBS figures look pretty damn amazing.  All of them.

Was looking at some niche "collector" 4" stuff last night...  You're looking at anywhere from $20-$30 for a figure in these small run lines.  And when I say small run, they're probably still significant production numbers, but nowhere near a Hasbro figure's numbers.  So the current price probably isn't as absurd as one thinks, but it made me wonder, if it were to go up for some reason, how badly I'd love to see something like a Sideshow figure done in 3.75" scale...  Not saying all softgoods stuff, but all the extra hands, heads, etc.  There are things I'd be willing to pay more for, I think.  :-X

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 25, 2015, 06:38 PM »
Yeah I thought Rick was reinforcing that bit of wall too.  The blood thing is,IMO, just a bullet hole and zombies pressed against it outside.  So many would likely crush those who are against it.

And yeah that particular pod of balloons was the "rally point" after everything was done and safe.  So it's still there including the helium tank they had.  That was mentioned by Glenn to Enid when they came up with the idea of using the balloons to lure away the walkers.

I actually found the dumpster fairly believable only because it was my first thought that once under all you had to do was "plug the holes" at the bottom by killing walkers.  The smell and their blockage would keep you masked and safe.  And they'd kind of stick there too.  Weird that his feet were ok though. :x

I think someone on TD said only a daybhas passed this season in the show?  I agree tho that going forward I'd want to see if a backhoe is nearby and dig strategic pits outside, reinforce inside, put out traps ala Morgan, I'd find buses too and tires.  Instant wall material.  Use whats worked before.  But realize metal rusts and wood rots.  Plan ahead.

Oh and reinforce interior buildings.  In siege warfare every main structure is a fallback.  Even wall towers are designed to be individual castles it a wall is breached.  So no reason for these homes to look like they're out of the Donna Reed show anymore.

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Class II Vehicle Sets
« on: November 25, 2015, 06:25 PM »
Boba is popular so I kinda get it but yeah I'd rather have seen another TFA ship.  The snowspeeder is quite nice.  Really the sand one is ok too.  The imperial one just is a step above.  Without reference it's rough to say if it's accurate but if anything I think it may be too large.  The sand one looks quite accurate to what I have seen.

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Class II Vehicle Sets
« on: November 25, 2015, 12:33 AM »
I sure hope it's to-scale.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Xbox One
« on: November 24, 2015, 10:57 PM »
Actually, and in all honesty Matt, no.  :-\

For me that argument would be that FC had no real competition...  It was what it was, and no game save for much later EAW compared.  This...  I'd rather just play COD or Titanfall.   :-X

It's purdy though, and as customizing inspiration goes, it's kinda like Force Commander. :)

It made me want to make boxes.  Just random boxes.

It is very much like Force Commander in that it was greatly hyped, and a major letdown ultimately.  :P

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Xbox One
« on: November 24, 2015, 09:05 PM »
OK, so I got BF this weekend, and the kids got COD.  Nice way to compare/contrast.

I gotta say, I feel more to the negative now on BF...  Here's my list of beefs, which kind of reinforce the above ones.

-Characters/classes/weapons are not nearly upgradeable enough.  If you're familiar with COD, you can beef up your weapons and your character with different abilities, and while you can do that in BF, you can't do it enough.  They really needed to invent some new weapons for this game, and not hem themselves in on what is shown in the films only.  I mean they're sending you out with things like a Jawa ion gun and things.  It's silly that they didn't get creative and just pulled from the universe's existing weapons.  Hell, delve into the EU if you have to, but move out of the movies, and make them customizable!  Different sites, invent suppressors, etc.  Make it work.

And character classes...  I want more than just a guy with a jetpack.  I want faster guys, stronger (IE: "tanks") guys like wookiees, etc.  Make scout classes, scout sniper classes, tech/demo classes, infantry, heavy infantry, etc., etc.  They kinda do it, but half-assed.  Not nearly as complex/layered as other games (COD, basically).  Add in some innovation and they could've made this Star Wars-focused and not just a skin to an existing game like COD or BF.

-Maps...  biggest complaint, easily, is lack of content/environments.  You have a plethora of EU to dip into.  You have a ton of amazing worlds, and even stations/ships to pick from that you could've built your maps on.  You didn't even do a friggin' storyline/SP to this game, so why would you not do things like make a map of the Death Star?  Other  games give a LOT more in the initial launch.  I get the DLC is coming, but you're gonna basically repay for this game when it's available and that just flat out blows.  They didn't deliver nearly enough maps.

-Vehicle Combat...  Feels fairly worthless and unbalanced IMO, but maybe that's just me.  Just didn't hold much appeal after one or two rounds of it, and I went right back to ground combat.

Basically it's GORGEOUS, and it's Star Wars, so there's this part of it that I inherently enjoy.  That said, if you've not bought this, I'd say don't.  It's over-hyped by a mile and a half to me. 

At the same time, the kids got COD...  I enjoyed it much more.  I may not be as young as I used to be and COD is harder and harder to play MP, but the SP was fun and the MP I seemed to get back into well enough.  My K/D is ****, but it's **** in BF too and there's less strategy in BF I found.  At least I could find a groove in COD.  BF was all run/gun mostly, and you don't even run as quickly with any character change.  ::)

I'm wishing I'd waited on BF, but I'll live.  First game I've bought in ages.  I'll play it, but at this point I feel like it's mostly for inspiration to make cargo boxes and stuff I see around me.  It REALLY is pretty.  It's got immersive (and LARGE) environments to explore.  But you're in a FPS, so you're getting tore up while you stare at the butterflies.  I've found fun with BF, but I'd definitely have waited knowing what I know now.

The Force Awakens / Re: LE Empire Magazine with Kylo Ren Figure
« on: November 24, 2015, 02:18 PM »
Oh you don't need to tell collectors to do that. ;)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 23, 2015, 06:13 PM »
Yeah he did bring Rosita...  and she's got me thinking a lot of sin.  Time for Alexandria to go!  :P

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Disney Buys LFL
« on: November 23, 2015, 06:11 PM »
I say never say never, but I don't think they'd do it.  There's possibly something prohibiting it too even.  Lucas is protective in his own way, so I could see that actually.

There is pretty fertile ground for them to do film after film after film though too.  Especially if writing over EU material's obviously not an issue too.  I don't see it, personally, but that's me.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 2
« on: November 23, 2015, 06:07 PM »
Indeed Jess, awesome score.  :)  Kylo looks AMAZING to me.  Leia too.

Besides her, I want at least 2 of each.  :-X

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