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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: September 8, 2016, 01:12 AM »
Watto as a character was actually pretty good...  It'd spice that trailer up a bit too much.

So I was talking to a buddy and he made a pretty good point...  Getting into/out of a hatch like on that tank wouldn't be too easy in body armor...  Like, to the point your life would be at risk.  If you've ever seen someone get into a WW2 tank's hatch, even the larger ones like the commander hatch on the turret, it's tight. 

Kinda funny.  I mean I know it's an excuse to make more specialized troopers and armor and toys...  I get it.  Just funny that it'd be very detrimental to the person wearing the armor to be inside a tank.   The AT-ST guys had it right.

Makes for a definitely noticeable astromech...  Wish I could pick these up in person myself.  I'd spend way too much time there putting together odd variants I don't have but think would look pretty slick.  Especially with the grey bodies at this point.  Love the way those turn out.

That's some goofy coloring for sure.  Definitely happy to add him to the mix though.  Love anything new really.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 5
« on: September 7, 2016, 11:21 PM »
All straight repacks right?

Theoretically, yes. Though Hasbro "repacks" due seem to have slight paint app and color differences on occasion.

Ideally they'd fix Ahsoka's need for an orthopedic shoe on her one foot...  I always hated that lopsided lean she had. 

People forget too easily that not everything was roses in the TVC either.  Amazing what a piece of cardboard can do to your perceptions. :P

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Class I Vehicle Sets
« on: September 4, 2016, 12:31 PM »
I've been picking up Ezra bikes to repaint.  One of their nicer vehicles in a while I feel.  I will happily pick up the repaints too.  Still not quite there on the Awing yet but maybe.  Depends on that merc feature and the scale I guess once one is in hand with better pics.

For me it's all about the colors and if they seeing if they strike me.  I feel this guy is pretty slick looking.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 2
« on: September 2, 2016, 08:22 PM »
I agree on the pack ins...  They're painted, labor to put them together...  Just pack in an extra gun and articulate them a little more and you'll make more people happier I think.  But hey whatever. These weapons and zip lines and crap...  Meh.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
« on: September 2, 2016, 02:21 PM »
Springs I think...  Perfect in 0 gravity.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 1
« on: September 2, 2016, 02:12 AM »
Way more interested, even at 5POA, in more of these launch figures than I was a year ago.  I'm gonna temper my buying but I could see picking up a few Ground Crew guys as I can get them.

For TFA I got some good prices on stuff at Dollar General, K-Mart, and such if I looked around.  Better than Wal-Mart or Target offered sale-wise, so I'll probably try to do similar this time.

I'm gonna buy that Stormtrooper just for the new rifle w/attachment...  I feel dirty for doing it, given how many vastly superior Stormtroopers I have, but I'm a sucker for a new blaster.  :-[

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Rebel U-Wing Fighter
« on: September 2, 2016, 02:08 AM »
Just looking at the pics Paul, not particularly "easy".  :-\

That's a lot bigger than I'd imagined it to be though.  Still not buying one, but I see where the cost came into play.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
« on: September 2, 2016, 02:03 AM »
That's a fair sized vehicle...  Bigger than I expected, really, given how vehicles have gone in recent years. 

Since there's no telling WHY it's shaped like it is, I'm ok with there not being a backseat...  There's not much known about this ship other than it apparently performs better in atmosphere than standard TIEs do.  The idea of a rear gunner ala a Stuka Dive Bomber was kind of neat though.  I'd have liked to have seen a TIE in that style, especially since this one's atmospheric tendencies make you think it has some kind of ground support role.

Anyway, Hot Wheels showed their TIE Striker...  The Hasbro one is either very proportional but undersized, or it's nicely scaled to figures which the Snowspeeder was too...  This is on my radar quite a bit more now for Force Friday. 

That TIE Pilot, for a 5POA figure, is pretty damn nice too.  I have oodles of TIE Pilots but that one will look ok mixed in with them for sure.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 4
« on: September 2, 2016, 01:56 AM »
Was looking at my figures from this wave the other night...  I've literally not had time to really look and appreciate them much.

Then looking at Phasma, and I dig her, but man...  she's tall.  Like, REALLY tall.  Like, I think maybe too tall?  She is a full head taller than a Stormtrooper.  The top of Old Han's head barely reaches her shoulder pauldron.  Gwendoline Christie is tall, but I'm not sure she's Wookiee tall.  Still dig her though.  Best figure of that wave.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 5
« on: September 2, 2016, 01:54 AM »
I'm wondering how easily this wave will be found?  I wanna get some guards, but man I don't want a sea of Lando staring at me either.   :-\  I'd be fine if this was a semi-limited wave of figures.  Just enough to get to the masses and the valves shut off.

If that Lando's cape was a little nicer I'd pick him up again for sure.  I hated that clasp they did.  If they did one with thread I'd be all over it, just for an accessory.

Looking at some of the basic figures for RO, I'm already aware I'm buying some figures just for an accessory anyway (Stormtrooper's rifle?  I'm looking at you buddy).

That is a CAF deco...  Lots of color. 

I'm down for these...  All of them, however they crank them out at this point.  Love 'em. 

This is why that EE set doesn't bug me that much (though I'm not a fan of THAT sculpt).  The extra arms/sensor scope bits are worth the "Ugh" factor after that was announced, to me.  They're cool and have something unique going for them, just like all these WD Droids and BADs.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: September 1, 2016, 02:10 AM »
Hah bikes are cheap by comparison. 

I wasn't ever a likely buyer, so I'm not in freak out mode.  I don't think a $300 toy is going to fly unless that walking feature is insanely well done.  But hey I'm not the target here. 

I'm easily dropping $100-$150 on collector focused toys so had Hasbro done something like that I'd be in.  I really wanted the pilot and droid.  Oh well.  I'm not banking on these being around for $50 to get gobbled up though. 

Thinking about this more, that walking mechanism HAS to be incredibly expensive/complex as toys go...  I kinda almost see where the price comes from because that's gotta be a major hit financially on this thing.  That's a lot of design dollars alone I'd bet.

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