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Check out the pistons on the bicep/forearm...  They appear to actually function.  Outside of a 1/6 figure, maybe a first?

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season One (Spoilers)
« on: February 3, 2015, 06:07 PM »
I think it's improved as it has gone along.  I'd like to see them focus a little more the ladies and a little less on the Jedi though.  Or at least less on Ezra.  I really REALLY don't like him, or Zeb, all that much.  All the other characters seem very well laid out, but Ezra's coming off a lot more like whiny Luke, and a lot less like hero Luke.  And Zeb, I get he's a Chewbacca-ish character, but I guess I'd prefer them (much like I would've preferred Jar Jar this way) to have had a character who then didn't speak in a cockney accent and just spoke his own language and someone inferred his lines, more or less.

I think that adds to a character like that.

It worked for Chewbacca, it works for droids, and it works for Kenny, so I just wish Star Wars embraced it more in the cartoon/kiddie world I guess.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: February 3, 2015, 06:03 PM »
I saw them at Target a few times in the lead-up to Xmas, but never in the numbers I saw at TRU. 

And the droid is just out of control at TRU at this point.  Tons of him.  Lots of Luke too, but tons of the droid.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season One (Spoilers)
« on: February 2, 2015, 07:44 PM »
BTW, I really liked last week's Rebels episode...

I keep forgetting to strike up conversation about any given episode because they seem to be inconsistently airing.  One week one, one off...  Maybe I'm just confused because I DVR them rather than watch live, but it feels weird like the show is not always new any given week it's on.

Anyway, last week's episode with Lando?  That was pretty damn cool...  The puffer pig was especially fun, if not odd.  I thought the animation of the episode was particularly fun.  Lando, as a character, was handled well too, which I was concerned.  He really did nothing more than be a smooth talking, kinda pervy guy, who likes to screw people over to get his way.  Not a bad guy, just not very honest.  See why Han wasn't trustful of him in ESB then.  He's not bad, just not very honest if it suits him.

The episode had a good deal of humor, and maybe I liked it more because Hera, Kanan, and Lando felt like the most important characters, while the ones I like the least felt very secondary to the episode.

That said, Ezra and Kanan's exchange over his saber was funny.

I really felt it was one of the better episodes the show has had so far.  Overall well done.

For the curious, Jayson at Yakface put a Puffer Pig container up online for people to download and print out on card stock if they wanted to.  It was on Twitter.  Pretty slick and not sure how he did it so easily.  Jayson's pretty good with the photoshop work. :P

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2014-15
« on: February 2, 2015, 07:37 PM »
BTW those halftime sharks were cool as hell.  I bet JediMAC (RIP) watched those with much enthusiasm.  Land Sharks + Katy Perry *******.  That's a good show.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season One (Spoilers)
« on: February 2, 2015, 07:35 PM »
Eh, what's "their first major victory" though?  In EU it was hinted that it simply was taking a Destroyer or two down...  Everything is so relative in Star Wars terms, at least to me.

I feel like the Rebellion may be more established than we've seen, and Hera/Kanan's crew is just a tool the Alliance is using.  I feel like the wheels were in motion immediately after, or even during the decline of TCW, that what Rebels the show is showing us, is really not the Rebellion at all.  I feel like it's just some people who get sucked up into it.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2014-15
« on: February 2, 2015, 04:05 PM »
A sports writer in Pitt had one, "Peyton was heard mumbling 'Nationwide you've lost your mind'".  I had lots of fun on the twitters last night too. 

A good game...  If anything it's kind of disappointing a **** the bed coaching moment decided it that way but it was a game that had a good bit of everything to it.  Good game all around though.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: February 2, 2015, 03:56 PM »
Seen both readily at TRU and don't go toy hunting much at all any longer.  Likewise Luke and the droid are easy to get as well.  The Doallyn dude is usually around half of the Ree Yees numbers though, to his credit.

Saga Legends / Re: Saga Legends "Mission Series" Figure 2-Packs
« on: February 2, 2015, 01:16 AM »
Still on the prowl for that alien/McQuarrie IG droid set...  Target here is a wasteland really, not that anyone else is reportedly stocking their shelves either.

The 3 for $20 deal is a steal...  Build 2 more for the sake of the discount.  I'm guessing too many were just doing one and they're trying to move volumes of parts? 

Maybe they are indeed going to phase this out?  I hope not (not that it should matter to me, as I don't go to either park really).  I dig them and think it's a neat, unique experience for people who do go.

I really wish I had a 2nd Starspeeder "playset" (of which the one I do have, is among my fav pieces!).

Other Toy Lines / Re: 2013: What Are You Collecting?
« on: January 30, 2015, 09:57 PM »
At this point, dust.

At the moment, dust.

Do you have any pics to share?  Are you keeping it in jars or just letting it collect naturally around the room?  How do you keep your cats from rolling around in it?

All natural...  Starting to look like a snowdrift.   I like the artistic statement it makes on the state of collecting as a whole.  It is the collection we all amass.    Although one sneeze and it's all a disaster. 

The cat merely contributes.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Indiana Jones 5
« on: January 30, 2015, 01:46 AM »
Yeah, the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles...  It was odd though and never felt quite like classic Indy to me.  I think someone non-Lucas might do better with it.  It was ok, it just wasn't what I'd want out of an Indy series I guess.

Indy as an OSS officer would be a lot more along the lines of a James Bond-ish thing, for me though.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Indiana Jones 5
« on: January 29, 2015, 04:09 PM »
I think an Indy storyline following his time in the OSS would be interesting, and get him back to his classic villain enemies, but I think it may work better as a TV series, and less as a movie with a beginning, middle, and end all wrapped into one thing.  Just my thought.

KotCS sucked.  Harrison Ford was Indy throughout, and true to form...  All other aspects of it sucked.  **** those monkeys and giant ants.

That's what I hear from WDW too.  And they spent the $ on the display and stuff, so it's possible.  From the sounds of it though the BADs are at the very least done as they currently stand...  they may just replenish parts routinely?

As far as I'm aware they've not made any of the new heads though.  Nobody's reported it anywhere anyway.  I was hoping they'd get some new deco parts in, and was highly disappointed when the word trickled out that they were done with it.  I would think phasing it out completely would be a bad idea though, as well.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: January 29, 2015, 04:04 PM »
3...  2 POTF2 buff figures.  1 a Saga figure with slightly more articulation than the POTF2 figures (wrists) and a block I call questionable in its sculpt and in a constant "thawing" look.

I'm all over a new Han Carbo...  For that matter if they went balls out, I'd rebuy ANH Han (just an example) if he included gloved and non-gloved hands, a removable stormie belt, and 2 unique headsculpts (headset and non-headset).  If it's a significant improvement I'm almost always all about it.

Like Ceremony Luke for instance...  His 2007 figure was pretty meh.  Inaccurate sculpt, blaster, and looking like he'd just been on a rollercoaster after eating 5 pounds of candy.  The TBS Ceremony Luke really blew him out of the water, and is grossly under-appreciated for the accuracy.  It was a buy I really felt good about after I made it.  I'd say TBS Anakin E2 was similar...  And I waited for clearance on him, but he was miles superior to the other versions which shocked me.

If we were offered a brown coat Hoth Han that could ride a Taun-Taun, 2 headsculpts included, I'd be all over that.

At this point in the 4" scale, resculpts are really the life of the line, such as it is...  Without them what would you have?  EU's off the table, and new is (generally) in the realm of obscure.  Ree Yees and Doallyn dude aren't exactly flying off the pegs and they're maybe the most collector-centric figures we've gotten in eons...  so obscure and new (RY isn't, I know, but overdue resculpt IMO) doesn't mean healthy. 

At this point I think the line's lost so many collectors, that the vocal minority is more a minority now than it ever has been since the line's inception.  So only unmade obscurity is highly unlikely at any pricepoint I think. :(  NOt to say I don't want new, mind you.  I want a Tizzvizzizziztizzvizzizzit, a Cantina midget w/wife, Garrouf Lafoe, some of the Jabba SE goons from Docking Bay 94, some human goons from Jabba's Palace, the human Ugnaught, the Jabba Tibrian, the Jabba Snaggletooth, Echo Base Hangar Techs, Home One Human Crew, Nik Sant...  I want tons of new stuff, but it's all really oddball junk.

I also want true blue, ultimate, hyper detailed, mind blowing, heavily accessorized, "Ultimate Snake Eyes" type figures for ANH, Bespin, and Endor Han Solo though (and Leia, Luke, etc.)...  If we got an incredible new Endor Han tomorrow, how many people would be ecstatic to see it?  That TVC figure had some positives, but tons of negatives, and I'd love to replace it with something miles better.

The price hike sucks for sure, but if they deliver more bang for that increase, to where I consider it "fair", I'm more than happy to spend it.  I question whether they will or not though.

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