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I dig the flag too but the melty helmet, that's just cool on a different level.  I liked when the 501st Stormtroopers got that Imperial flag too.  I like that goofy stuff.  Sometimes more than the figure it comes with.  :-\

Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« on: July 28, 2016, 12:56 AM »
The last of the pictures have been uploaded that Darth_Anton snapped for us at the show...

Literally hundreds of pics to browse through.  Thanks so much Anthony!

I felt like this show had a little more for everyone at it than past shows...  Hasbro wasn't afraid to talk about things quite as much too.  It's weird how this just felt like a better SDCC than the last few have been.

Make sure you head over and browse.  There's a lot to look through, haha.  Trust me, I had to edit all of it. :P

Well she's hot, I can say that. :P

I'm shocked they cranked out 3 exclusives at SDCC.  I'm wondering if Jyn's going to be any different when released to  stores?  Maybe no head wrap thing?  Hmmm.

Hasbro said the melty Vader helmet was incredibly difficult to do and scan...  This looks like they did a pretty damn good job with it though.  Hats off to them!

For me it's always the little things that set their work apart when they're on point like this.

The likeness is definitely an amazing one.  They really went above/beyond on this set I felt.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
« on: July 26, 2016, 11:08 PM »
We'll have a brief write-up from Darth_Anton at SDCC regarding the Aliens APC they're working on...  The enthusiasm the company's representatives showed, and the way they engaged fans visiting their booth, is impressive.  Stay tuned for it to be posted to the front page later this week!

Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« on: July 26, 2016, 10:56 PM »
There's more updates coming to our image galleries... 

As I've said in past years, I really want to thank Darth_Anton for his hard work on this.  Plus, Anton got a Q&A in with Hasbro and they were pretty candid on some topics this year.  3.75" SA is far from dead to them, I'll say that.  But you'll have to stay tuned for the REST they were willing to share. ;)

But Anthony takes a TON of time out of his OWN time at this show, which is big, difficult to navigate, and increasingly complex to get into year in and year out.  He tries to help everyone get exclusives they want, me included on that list, and he's generous with his time and takes incredible photography (and even takes it in such a way I have minimal editing work to do!  Thank you for that!!!!!  lol).

He hits up everything we hope our fans/readers are interested in, and does his best even when the subject matter isn't up his alley.  He engages Hasbro professionally and respectfully, but asks them things that maybe are uncomfortable topics.  He's a great friend to have cover this show for us every year.

Again, keep your eyes on our galleries.  More updates incoming.  Between all our work and life schedules it's not always easy to do things quickly, but things are getting posted and we're happy to have the show covered once again! :)

You won't be disappointed.  The Skeleton is still a bit of an action figure marvel to me.  So intricately well done/designed.  I'm amazed they squeezed out the articulation they did.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Star Wars Spin-Off #2 - Han Solo!
« on: July 26, 2016, 10:39 PM »
I'm ok with that I guess?  I mean, hey, I'm ok with any of this crap for the most part...  I feel like I'm on an EU roller coaster ride at this point.  And I fully expect some downs to the ups on that ride.

So hey, whatever.

I want an all Bossk movie though.  They should do that.  "Bossk & Friends" or something.

Bet she didn't see that coming.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
« on: July 25, 2016, 12:36 AM »
Their power loader is between $84 and $100-ish and so I'm assuming the APC won't be cheap.  We have more Hiya News in store too.  Ant got some time with their reps.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: July 24, 2016, 05:12 PM »
Yeah I hope that is a fan trailer, hehe.  That space ship scene looked like it was out of Wing Commander.  :-X

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: July 24, 2016, 12:25 AM »
Voyager was eh.  I'm a Defiant guy myself.  The Enterprise E was interesting too, and had that DS9 Dominion War vibe to it.  I agree this has a Klingon look to it.

Yeah, OT fans have to be happy here and make the Jaina pick, for whatever reason she made it, not matter that much.  Still a lot of OT goodness coming.

Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« on: July 22, 2016, 10:02 PM »
The AT-ACT is definitely an interesting toy...  Much more "fun" to my eye than the Falcon was last year.  I think this is a great idea though.  Having it actually walk, interactive with a smart phone...  These are definitely good ideas.

It's smaller than the BAT-AT was, so there's bound to be some pissed folks, and NERF or nothing will piss of some people.  It's a toy though, meant to be a toy, and played with, and I'm just shocked they didn't incorporate NERF stuff earlier to be honest.  It's a huge toy line for them.

I agree on SDCC this year Darby, that it was a generally better one than last year.  They touched on SA 3.75" which they basically wouldn't last year.  They touched on being aware of distribution issues...  That's all you can hope for at a thing like this.

Where they end up with that, who knows, but they have a nice smattering of "everything" and at least they DID touch on 3.75" SA too, so you got a little for everyone there.

Again, the big reveal was clearly (for them anyway) the AT-ACT, but the online community probably poo poo'd it some.  To me it's a cool toy idea.  Once I see one in action, if it works well I may actually pick that up.  A walking AT-AT is cool no matter what.

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